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06/21/18 / #a configurable, dismantlable display case system, with supports for promotional graphics, particularly suited for use as a display cabinet, which may be used at all types of sales outlets, shopping malls, fairs and promotional events, the constitution thereof being simple and entailing a reduced cost, and with the possibility of changing the configuration of its assembly and the promotional campaign thereon as many times as may be necessary. the modular display system which is the object of the present invention consists generally of a plastic shelving unit, with trays at different levels, linked at their corners by means of pillars consisting of pvc profiles, of a generally triangular shape, which fit adjustedly into corresponding housings, one at each corner and on both sides of each tray; short profiles or legs formed by extruded pvc profiles of a more reduced length than the pillar profiles, of a generally triangular shape with rounded corners which slot adjustedly into the corresponding housings of the tray, and comprising non-slip ferrules inserted into the profile forming the leg at the area in contact with the floor.

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06/21/18 / #20180168364

 new patent  Portable baby-changing table apparatus attachable to a baby stroller

A portable, foldable, baby-changing table unit is provided attachable to a baby stroller for support thereby. The baby-changing table unit includes connectors for connecting the baby-changing table unit to the stroller's baby-car seat connectors. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168363

 new patent  Travel changer system

A travel changer system includes a baby changing surface while on-the-go. The travel changer system includes a folding frame including a pair of support cross beams having a first end and a second end, a first-changing surface support beam, and a second-changing surface support beam, a changing surface, and safety belt having a fastener. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168362

 new patent  Modular sleep solution

A modular sleep apparatus that enables customization of a conventional mattress. The modular sleep apparatus includes a customizable mattress pad casing having pockets into which various inserts may be placed. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168361

 new patent  Person support

A person support for supporting a person includes a first layer and a resilient second layer. The first layer has a surface topography with a first region with a curvature configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a first portion of a person's body. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168360

 new patent  Non-linear springs and mattresses including the same

A pocketed spring, such as that used in a mattress, comprises: a compression spring having an upper end convolution and a lower end convolution opposite the upper end convolution, and a plurality of helical intermediate convolutions between the upper end convolution and the lower end convolution; a flexible enclosure including a top wall positioned adjacent to the upper end convolution of the compression spring, a bottom wall positioned adjacent to the lower end convolution of the compression spring, and a side wall that extends from the top wall to the bottom wall; and a tension member connected to the flexible enclosure. The tension member acts in opposition to the compression spring until the pocketed spring is compressed to a point at winch the tension member no longer applies any force. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168359

 new patent  Adjustable bed foundations and related methods

An adjustable bed foundation includes an adjustable frame and at least one height adjuster configured to raise and lower a portion of the adjustable frame. The adjustable frame defines a support surface, a bottom surface opposite the support surface, and a plurality of lateral side surfaces intersecting each of the support surface and the bottom surface. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168358

 new patent  Electric motor driven adjustable mattress

Electric motor driven adjustable mattress has a shared casing accommodating a flat cushion element of a cushion structure and an electric motor driven adjustable support apparatus for supporting cushion element. Support apparatus has two support parts adjustable relative to one another, and on their sides facing cushion element are provided with spring elements elastically resiliently supporting cushion element. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168357

 new patent  Convertible stand for concealing a mattress

A convertible stand for concealing an inflatable mattress that converts into a headboard when the inflatable mattress is inflated. The convertible stand has a compartment. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168356

 new patent  Head accessory for promoting back sleeping

A device to be worn on a user's head is provided for promoting back sleeping. The device includes first and second stabilizers that have a head engaging surface and a bulge portion that extends outwardly from the head engaging surface, such as in the shape of a triangular prism. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168355

 new patent  Sofa seat cushion core

An apparatus and method are provided for a sofa seat cushion comprising a cushion core including a multiplicity of pocketed springs enclosed within an upholstery foam envelope. The pocketed springs are positioned side by side in a spring layer arrangement and are independently operable. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168354

 new patent  Portable surface for lounging or sleeping

A portable surface for lounging or sleeping with an elevated leg rest and backrest, and a seat that rests on the ground or other supporting surface such as a car seat, truck bed or bleacher. The various parts of the chair can be folded up and nest inside of each other in a compact bundle that may fit in a backpack or a map pocket for easy portability. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168353

 new patent  Assembled chair

An assembled chair includes a chair seat, a chair back, two connectors, two fixing sleeves and two protection cases. The two connectors respectively have two connection portions. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168352

 new patent  Stools, chairs, and methods using the same

An apparatus that supports a tattoo artist in a variety of positions to comfortably apply one or more tattoos to skin of a subject is herein disclosed. The apparatus can be reconfigured to optimally position and support the arms and/or chest of the tattoo artist. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168351

 new patent  Panel for home appliance and home appliance including the same

Disclosed herein are a panel for a home appliance which may provide aesthetics and a home appliance including the same. The panel for a home appliance is provided to form an exterior of the home appliance, and the panel for a home appliance may include a base material layer, a patterer layer formed on the base material layer, a color layer disposed on the pattern layer to develop a color, a coupling layer applied on the pattern layer to couple the base material layer and the color layer, and a protective layer disposed on the color layer such that contaminations easily removed therefrom.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168350

 new patent  Apparatus for improving support strength of planar surfaces

In accordance with various embodiments of the invention, a support assembly or apparatus is disclosed that strengthens the planar load support of planar surfaces supported at the ends.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168349

 new patent  Slide rail mechanism

A slide rail mechanism includes a rail member, a first supporting frame, a second supporting frame, a bracket and a reinforcing member. The first supporting frame is movable relative to the rail member. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168348

 new patent  Joining device, particularly for joining a shelf to a wall of a piece of furniture

A joining device, particularly for joining a shelf to a wall of a piece of furniture, includes a cylindrical body that can be associated in a first hole adapted to be provided transversely in the shelf and provided with a first axial seat for the rotatable coupling of the first stem of a screw provided with a first crown-shaped head that can be arranged rotatably within a second seat that is adjacent to the first seat. The cylindrical body is provided with a third seat, which is perpendicular and connected to the second seat, for the temporary coupling of a pinion, which interacts with the first crown-shaped head, which protrudes externally to the cylindrical body and is accommodated within a second hole.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168347

 new patent  Furniture connecting and fixing device

Disclosed is a furniture connecting and fixing device which allows pieces of furniture or partitions to be connected or separated without using an additional tool and which makes pieces of furniture to be firmly connected even upon an external force. The furniture connecting and fixing device includes: a female body having a female magnetic plate fixed and embedded therein; a male magnetic plate magnetically attached to the female magnetic plate; a male body having the male magnetic plate embedded therein in a manner such that a part of the male magnetic plate is able to enter and exit from the male body; and a magnetic space which is formed inside the female body and into which a part of the male magnetic plate protruding from the male body due to a magnetic force is inserted to be magnetically attached to the female magnetic plate.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168346

 new patent  Shelf divider netting for use in fulfillment centers, warehouses and distribution centers

A netting assembly for use in a fulfillment centers, warehouses and distribution centers includes a web of netting material, an attachment device at a top portion of the netting material for engaging a first rigid surface of the fulfillment center, and an anchoring device at a bottom portion of the netting material for engaging a second rigid surface of the fulfillment center.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168345

 new patent  Resistance-welding type storage rack layer plate

A resistance-welding type storage rack layer plate having a first taper sleeve (1), a second taper sleeve (2), a third taper sleeve (3), a fourth taper sleeve (4), a first frame assembly (5), a second frame assembly (6), a third frame assembly (7) and a fourth frame assembly (8); a fitting and welding part (11) is respectively arranged on the two ends of a first metal connecting rod (9) and a second metal connecting rod (10) of each frame assembly, the fitting and welding part (11) is bended inwards, and the inner side surface of the fitting and welding part (11) fits with and is connected with the outer walls of the first taper sleeve (1), the second taper sleeve (2), the third taper sleeve (3) and the fourth taper sleeve (4). The fitting and welding part (11) also may be designed to be bended outwards.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168344

 new patent  Adjustable concealed hanging device for furniture with anti-tipping safety feature

Adjustable concealed hanging device for furniture with an anti-tipping safety feature, of the type used for mounting kitchen furniture and the like, having a hanging hook that hooks onto a support plate screwed to the wall; and, together with the hanging hook, there is a v-shaped resilient shim with a broad upper edge, which upper edge, at the time of mounting, is located opposite the underside of the bend in the support plate.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168343

 new patent  Drawer with a base, two lateral walls, a rear wall, and a panel

The invention relates to a drawer having a bottom panel, two side walls, a back wall, and a facing. The facing can be connected, via two fitting elements located on the back, to fitting elements that are built into the face end of the side walls. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168342

 new patent  Slide arrangement for cable drawer

A drawer slide having first and second rails interconnected by a center rail. The center rail includes a spool configured to provide half-speed travel of the center rail relative to the travel of the first rail. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168341

 new patent  Slide rail mechanism

A slide rail mechanism includes a rail, a first supporting member, and a second supporting member. Each of the first supporting member and the second supporting member can be displaced with respect to the rail. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168340

 new patent  System and associated methods for advertising from a traffic signal control cabinet

An advertising medium includes a frame enclosing a traffic signal control cabinet. Tie rods extend between lock devices, which are secured to rails of the frame such that removing the frame from its position around the cabinet is prevented. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168339

 new patent  Racking system

A catering shelving system is disclosed with a series of shelves in order to assist caters in transporting food from one location to another. The shelving system racks may be detachable or pivotally attached through the use of rotation mechanisms for easy break down and storage. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168338

 new patent  Low profile powered overhead storage systems and methods

A quick and efficient method to raise and lower a storage platform, storage container, and/or storage box into any unused overhead space is disclosed. The design comprises a low profile philosophy allowing the storage platform, storage container, and/or storage box to be positioned more closely to the ceiling making better use of any overhead space such as the limited space directly above a garage door. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168337

 new patent  Configurable and dismantlable display case system comprising a plastic shelving unit with trays at different levels, and method of assembly

The pillars are formed by extruded pvc profiles, which slot into the triangular housings of the tray (at the corners or centrally) and feature perforations located spacedly on their sides, enabling the installation of graphics for promotional purposes or elements for the protection of the contents displayed in the shelving unit.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168336

 new patent  Platform for electronic devices

A platform apparatus is provided which may be configured to support an electronic device. The platform apparatus may include a base, an extension, and a support. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168335

 new patent  Height adjustable table/desk control mechanism

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods for controlling movement of a desk or table. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a housing arranged with the desk or table and a lever configured to initiate raising or lowering of the desk in response to a force applied by a user.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168334

 new patent  Height adjustable device with concealed lift mechanism

A height adjustable device including a counterbalance mechanism configured to be affixed adjacent to a rear portion of a vertical support member, a worksurface configured to be affixed adjacent to a front portion of the vertical support member, and a mounting member configured to slidably couple the worksurface to the counterbalance mechanism; wherein a portion of the mounting member extends through an opening defined in the vertical support member.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168333

 new patent  Ventilated makeup case

Disclosed herein are cosmetic brush cases and sponge cases having a functional interior section with a plurality of vent openings designed for airing and protecting a plurality of bristles of a makeup brush or makeup sponge. The cases are configured in such a way for both sections of the body to unite to provide a container for the head of the brush or sponge.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168332

 new patent  Brushing device with illumination features

The present disclosure relates to an oral cleansing device with illumination features. In one example, the device includes a housing including an aperture, such as a button aperture, defined therethrough, a diffuser connected to the housing and configured to span over the aperture. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168331

 new patent  Paint application assembly

A paint application assembly for storing and selectively applying a liquid paint includes a paint brush that may be manipulated. A bag is coupled to the paint brush and the bag contains a liquid paint. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168330

 new patent  Fluid supply apparatus and personal care implement containing the same

A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168329

 new patent  Liquid supply apparatus and personal care implement containing the same

A liquid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a liquid portion and a gas portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168328

 new patent  Fluid supply apparatus and personal care implement containing the same

A fluid supply apparatus with leakage protection. The apparatus includes a housing defining a storage cavity having a total volume including a fluid portion and a gas portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168327

 new patent  Personal care implement

A personal care implement, such as an oral care implement, that includes a body containing a supply of a fluid. A flow barrier is positioned with a first surface adjacent to the supply of fluid and a second surface opposite the first surface. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168326

 new patent  Personal care implement with fluid delivery system

A personal care implement with a fluid dispensing system includes a fluid applicator, a fluid dispensing assembly including main and overflow reservoirs, and a capillary member in fluid communication with the reservoirs and the applicator for dispensing personal care fluid stored in the reservoirs via capillary action. An air venting system in one arrangement allows ambient air to be drawn into the main reservoir through the overflow reservoir for alleviating vacuum formed in the main reservoir by the capillary action fluid dispensing process. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168325

 new patent  Brush makeup applicator having grooves

A brush makeup applicator having grooves (100) is provided. The brush makeup applicator having grooves (100) includes a handle (110) having a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), said first end (110a) and second end (110b) being disposed along an axis (y-y) of the handle (110) and brush (120) affixed to and extending away from the first end (110a) to form a substantially planar surface (120s) for applying makeup. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168324

 new patent  Combination mascara brush

The present invention is directed to a cosmetic applicator brush comprising a plurality of columns, and a shaft. The shaft comprises a plurality of opening parts around a circumference of the shaft, and the plurality of opening parts are spaced around the circumference in a radial direction of the shaft. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168323

 new patent  Apparatus and methods for improved holder and guard

The present disclosure is directed to the improvement of holders and guards for accepting and securing a writing instrument or stylus or other items, such as lip gloss or hand sanitizer, which is configured to be easily attached to one object and removed, and attached to another object. The improved holder and guard is further configured to allow the writing instrument or stylus or other items to be accessed for its intended purpose without removing it from the holder apparatus, and can also incorporate a separate chain, necklace, bracelet or the like, which is connected to the holder apparatus and can be worn by the user providing a second attachment location.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168322

 new patent  Carrier frame for a rucksack or equivalent

The chest frames also extend above the user's shoulders essentially without being in contact with them. The chest frames also extend behind the user's head and are flexibly connected to each other at a position behind and/or above the nape of the user's neck. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168321

 new patent  Blending color and control management system

A method is provided for preparing a hair dye color mixture. The method includes: providing a control system having at least a memory, input controls, and a display; storing in the memory at least one formula, the formula including one or more colorants and/or dye blending materials, and wherein each colorant and/or blending material is separately assigned to an initial product brand; receiving input from the input controls to change a colorant and/or blending material from the initial product brand to one or more subsequent product brands, and wherein the control system recalculates components of the formula using the one or more subsequent product brands in response to receiving input from the input controls; and matching the color of the hair dye color mixture made from colorants and/or dye blending materials of the initial product brand using colorants and/or dye blending materials of the one or more subsequent product brands, in response to the input.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168320

 new patent  Cosmetic applique removal feature

An insertable applique removal feature includes: a protruding lip; a cylindrical body coupled to the lip; and an applique removal element having multiple petals coupled to the body. A mascara tube includes: a cylindrical neck having a first radius; a cylindrical reservoir coupled the neck, the reservoir having a second radius, wherein the second radius is greater than the first radius; a first mascara removal feature including: a cylindrical body located along an interior surface of the neck; and a set of petals protruding from one end of the body and forming a convex shape that extends into a portion of the reservoir. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168319

 new patent  Finger insertion mascara container provided with elastic slit part

The present invention relates to a finger insertion mascara container which is provided with an elastic slit part and has a structure wherein: a packing is coupled to the opening of a container body, in which mascara is accommodated; a wiper having a corrugated tube is coupled under the packing; a finger insertion member having a finger insertion space and also having a brush wand coupling extension part at the lower side thereof is coupled to the inside of the wiper having the corrugated tube; and a brush wand provided with a brush is coupled to the brush wand coupling extension part. The finger insertion mascara container provided with an elastic slit part allows a user to apply a cosmetic without holding a container lid with a hand, and can prevent the brush from being dropped carelessly by the user and contaminated.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168318

 new patent  Connected photo-activatable formulation applicator

An applicator device includes a photo-active formulation assembly and a photo-dose assembly operably coupled to the photo-active formulation assembly. The photo-active formulation assembly includes one or a plurality of dispenser portions and one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168317

 new patent  Adjustable cosmetic applicator

An adjustable cosmetic applicator includes an applicator tip moveable relative to an applicator body between at least a first and a second position and an actuator assembly configured to move the applicator tip between the at least first and second positions. The adjustable cosmetic applicator may include a first integral hinge defined between the applicator tip and the applicator body and a second integral hinge defined between the applicator tip and the actuator assembly.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168316

 new patent  Packaged skin treatment composition and method

Wherein when the rod is extracted from the receptacle the treatment composition loads onto the applicator in an amount sufficient to permit application of the treatment composition containing the microscopic spherical structures to the treatment surface.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168315

 new patent  Nail cleaning pen tool and method

A tool for cleaning and disinfecting is disclosed herein. The tool for cleaning and disinfecting includes an elongated body, a brush portion, and a hook portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168314

 new patent  Combined shaving brush and mixer

A shaving brush for applying shaving foam to a person's body includes a brush head comprised of a plurality of bristles secured at one end to a base and a hollow handle secured to the opposite side of the base. The handle can contain a foamable liquid therein. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168313

 new patent  Detangling hair comb

The detangling hair comb comprises curved hair teeth to conform to the shape of men and women with curly, wavy or kinky hair types. Even for those with a straight hair type, the curved hair teeth work with the hair shaft, instead of plowing through the hair and ripping hair strands away. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168312

 new patent  Hair clip

A hair clip includes a clip main body. The clip main body includes a hair-sectioning piece to be inserted into hair for gathering a bundle of hair; and a hair-holding piece joined to and cooperating with the hair-sectioning piece for providing a hair-holding space, and movable relative to the hair-sectioning pieces in response to an external force for enlarging the hair-holding space and creating an open mouth from which the bundle of hair enters the hair-holding space. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168311

 new patent  Apparatus and method for elongating natural hair coils and defining natural hair coil patterns

One embodiment of a hair tool 100 to elongate and define natural hair coils 110, where the hair tool 100 comprises top coiling members 120 and bottom coiling members 121, a connector 140, and a securing member 150, 151, wherein a coil of hair 110 placed and secured between the top coiling members 120 and the bottom coiling members 121 can be elongated and/or defined 600. Other embodiments are described and shown 710, 720, 730, 740, and 800.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168310

 new patent  Hot iron and curler with brush bristles

A hair curler includes a curling iron assembly and comb tooth assembly arranged on the curling iron assembly. The curling iron assembly includes a heating body (12) and a metal sleeve (11) disposed around the heating body (12), the metal sleeve (11) having a linear groove (111) formed in an outer surface of the metal sleeve (11). ...

06/21/18 / #20180168309

 new patent  Hair styling appliance equipped with an elastic mechanism for guiding a wick

A hair styling appliance for curling hair includes a mandrel, a liquid reservoir, a heating element integrated in the mandrel, a wick communicating with the reservoir such that it is soaked with liquid, the wick extending between a proximal end intended to come into contact with the heating element and a distal end supplied with liquid from the reservoir, and a guide system for guiding the wick that is configured to permit it to move from a passive position to an active position in which the wick is in contact with the heating element in order to create steam, wherein the guide system includes an elastic guiding mechanism in contact with the periphery of the wick at the proximal end.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168308

 new patent  Personal wheeled container exterior support shelf

A personal wheeled container exterior support shelf that can be attached to an existing personal wheeled container is provided. The exterior support shelf comprises an elongated support member, the support member having a longitudinal axis and including a pair of plates that form a cavity that extends along the longitudinal axis of the support member, and a shelf extension assembly. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168307

 new patent  Storage device with an organizing system and a luggage system with such a storage device

A storage device with a surface element that is forming an organizer system and that has multiple bag elements and/or reception appliances for receiving bag elements or functional elements arranged at a side of the surface element at a respectively defined position. One bag element is assigned to a content with a certain function, wherein the content of the bag elements represents basic equipment for a user, containing essential items that are to be carried along at all times, and the surface element is embodied so as to be transferrable for optional use in at least one piece of luggage or an item of clothing for definable functions, travel or day sections as a corresponding part of the storage device and can be fixedly attached to the same by means of a retaining appliance.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168306

 new patent  Luggage folding shelf

A luggage can be a locker bag, or a bag with a reconfigurable folding shelf and having a luggage frame having an opening covered by a front cover. The luggage frame has a pair of sidewalls, a top wall, a bottom wall and a rear wall. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168305

 new patent  Dual-compartment handbag

And in some aspects, a dual-compartment handbag, having: (1) a unitary handbag exterior body, including: at least two sidewalls; an upper portion having a top opening; a lower portion including: a bottom side, the bottom side defined by bottom perimeter edges of the at least two sidewalls; and a resealable bottom opening positioned at least in part along the side walls and within three inches distance from the bottom side; (2) a handbag interior including: an upper compartment corresponding to the upper portion and accessible via the top opening; and a thermally-insulated lower compartment corresponding to the lower portion and accessible via the resealable bottom opening; and (3) a divider positioned in the handbag interior and arranged to divide the upper compartment from the lower compartment.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168304

 new patent  Protective case for portable device

A protective case for a portable device having a touch screen is constructed from a back frame, a front frame and a stretchable cover. The back frame receives the portable device through an open front and the stretchable cover is stretched over the back frame and the device. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168303

 new patent  Tablet case and method of manufacture

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a hinged cover comprising a set of boards connected by a flexible cover sheet, and a receptacle which is rotatably and detachably connected to the cover by an intermediate connector forming an adjustable joint. The intermediate connector is releasably coupled to a fixed coupling element which is contained within the thickness of one of the boards of the cover, so that the assembled cover can be manufactured by pressing in a conventional press or casemaker. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168302

 new patent  Expandable and transportable bag

An expendable and transportable bag is disclosed. In one embodiment, a stretchable reusable bag hidden inside a lanyard keychain is now readily available to carry goods in a moment's notice of under 5 seconds. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168301

 new patent  Telescopic suitcase handle

A telescopic suitcase handle is provided for including a telescopic handle housing disposed within a suitcase, a lower extendible handle section movably disposed within the telescopic handle housing, and an upper extendible handle section movably disposed within the lower section. A spring loaded bullet disposed within the upper section releasably engages with one of a plurality of openings along the length of the lower section for temporarily holding the upper extendible handle section in place. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168300

 new patent  Sun protection device having solar panels

The invention relates to a sun protection device comprising a base body and a support structure for a clampable surface structure, the structure having a plurality of support elements, and a device for the utilization of solar energy, characterized in that the support elements (1; 10) divide the surface structure (7; 17) in covering regions (7.1, 7.2; 17.1, 17.2;) and in that at least one support element (1; 10) is designed as a solar panel.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168299

 new patent  Multipurpose walking device

A multipurpose walking device is disclosed comprising a shaft (4) and a handle (6), the handle (6) being moveable in relation to the shaft between a first securable position and a second securable position, in which movement of the handle (6) between the first securable position and the second securable position causes a shoehorn (20) to move from a first retained position to a second deployed position. The incorporation of the shoehorn (20) into the multipurpose walking device allows a user to assist themselves when putting on footwear, while substantially reducing bending, and then to walk away. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168298

 new patent  Jewelry setting system

The present invention provides an improved jewelry stone setting system, having a plurality of stones each having a shared side connected to an adjacent stone to form a setting, and wherein each stone has outer exposed sides connected to form a setting. A single shared prong is placed between adjacent stones at the mid-point of two adjacent girdles to form the setting. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168297

 new patent  Four-stone seamless radiant cut diamond and method for making the same

Presented is a diamond comprising a table, a crown, a girdle, and pavilion, and a culet. The table is rectangular, having a length and a width. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168296

 new patent  Four-stone seamless cushion cut diamond and method for making the same

Presented is a diamond comprising a table, a crown, a girdle, and pavilion, and a culet. The table is rectangular, having a length and a width. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168295

 new patent  Gel nail sticker and manufacturing method therefor

Provided is a gel nail sticker including: a lower laminated part which is a part directly attached to a nail or a toenail, and has a color or a pattern, and is formed of a flexible material to correspond to a curved surface of the nail or the toenail; and an upper laminated part which is a transparent coated layer positioned on the lower laminated part and providing glossiness to a color or a pattern of the lower laminated part, and is in a flexible semi-solid state to correspond to the curved surface of the nail or the toenail before being attached to the nail or the toenail, and is cured to a solid state while maintaining a form attached to the nail or the toenail when an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the upper laminated part after the upper laminated part is attached to the nail or the toenail.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168294

 new patent  Neckwear and fasteners

A neckwear includes a neckband, a neckband module and one or more torso segments connected by fasteners. The neckwear may include a plurality of pivoting, intra-changeable, metallic torso segments. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168293

 new patent  Timepiece or jewellery bracelet

Hinged bracelet, for a watch or piece of jewellery, comprising an alternation of h-shaped links comprising side pieces forming the side ends of this bracelet, and central links, hinged to each other by arbors formed by pins or screws, wherein at least one central link is a decorated link comprising a removable surface shell arranged to be placed on a base which includes at least a first guide member and a second guide member both substantially of revolution respectively about a first axis and a second axis parallel to and distinct from one another, and arranged to receive these arbors, and the surface shell of each decorated link is surrounded and protected on either side of its width by the side pieces of the h-shaped links.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168292

 new patent  Metal one piece locking slide and pull for slide fastener

The device provides a locking slide assembly for a zipper, and a method for manufacturing a locking zipper slide assembly. The locking slider assembly is formed in a single die cast operation to include the locking slider and the pull member being formed simultaneously. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168291

 new patent  Rfid enhanced fixturing apparatus

A fixturing apparatus that includes a housing defining an interior space and having a trapezoidal cross-section, a first end, and an opposing second end, and is formed to include an aperture extending therethrough from the first end to said second end. The fixturing apparatus further comprises a flexible strap and a radio-frequency identification (rfid) chip to allow identifying and tracking the fixturing apparatus.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168290

 new patent  Fastening tape

A fastening tape with a flange is provided. The fastening tape includes a body and a plurality of fasteners positioned on the body. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168289

 new patent  Versatile protective outerwear

A shoulder strap device and method provides a movable and/or swiveling attachment arrangement which spreads the load to the wearer's specific shape. Embodiments of the device include a set of strap ring components, each strap ring component having a substantially linearly extending base portion and a substantially curvilinearly extending retention portion, first and second connector items or straps secured to respective subsets of the strap ring components, and a body garment secured to the strap ring components.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168288

 new patent  Foot impression device, system, and related methods

An impression device and related methods are disclosed. The device has a base having a recess and a conduit for fluidly coupling the recess to a vacuum source, and a first plurality of particles positioned in the recess. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168287

 new patent  Slip-resistant shoelace and method

Slip-resistant laces for articles of dress, such as various types of footwear and clothing, and methods of making the same are provided. The slip-resistant laces include a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168286

 new patent  High heel shoe heel construction

A heel construction for a high heeled shoe 11 includes a sole plate 10 and a heel pin 12 projecting downwardly from the sole plate. A detachable heel component 16 is fitted to the heel pin and a releasable locking arrangement serves to secure the heel component to the heel pin. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168285

 new patent  Sole structure for an article of footwear with abrasion resistant outsole and method of manufacturing same

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outsole that has a body with a lateral side and a medial side, and has a plurality of tread elements extending from the body to establish a ground contact surface. At least some of the tread elements extend between the lateral side and the medial side and each include a front face, a rear face, and a bottom face that connects the front face and the rear face. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168284

 new patent  Sole for a shoe and method for its manufacture

A sole for a shoe, such as a sports shoe, includes a plurality of essentially jointly extruded plastic strands. A method for the manufacture of a sole for a shoe includes essentially jointly extruding a plurality of plastic strands and connecting the plurality of extruded plastic strands.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168283

 new patent  Rubber shoe sole, material, and methods for manufacturing the same

The present application relates to a rubber shoe sole, material and method for manufacturing the same. Disclosed a rubber sole comprising a rubber outsole filled with a high density material; wherein the high density material envelops a higher density tpu strip that is inscribed along the inner edge of the perimeter of the rubber sole and a rigid member enveloped between the heel and mid-sole portion of the sole.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168282

 new patent  Shoe sole member, method for producing the same, and shoe

Provided is a shoe sole member formed by at least two types of polymer compositions, a first composition and a second polymer composition, including: a first part formed by the first polymer composition; a second part formed by the second polymer composition; and a third part formed by a mixture of the first polymer composition and the second polymer composition between the first part and the second part.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168281

 new patent  Energy return footwear plate

A sole plate for an article of footwear comprises a plate body having a first side, a second side, an outer perimeter, at least one opening extending through the plate body from the first side to the second side, and an inner perimeter bounding the at least one opening. The plate body is biased to a first orientation of the inner perimeter relative to the outer perimeter. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168280

 new patent  Articles for foot care

The invention relates to improvements in articles for foot care, for example foot care devices, footwear and insoles for footwear. A body of discrete operative members (30) is provided, the operative members (30) each having a tip portion (31) for interaction with a human or animal foot (40). ...

06/21/18 / #20180168279

 new patent  Modular footwear protuberance assembly

A footwear device comprising: a sole assembly comprising at least one connective element; at least one protuberance assembly comprising a base and a cap, said base and cap configured to rotatively align; a locking fixture configured to lock and unlock said alignment of said base and cap; and a fastening fixture configured to fasten said base to said track in a selected position in said track.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168278

 new patent  Footware system

A device and method is provided for an insert and shoe systems that includes systems where a custom insert attaches to a high heel shoe comprising a material having various densities arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner providing support to multiple areas of the foot. The insert and shoe may include an auxiliary support area covered by a thin material and located around the back heel portion and above the toe area.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168277

 new patent  Shoe, in particular sports shoe, and method for tying such a shoe

A shoe, and a method for tying such a shoe, in particular to a sports shoe, having a sole and a shoe upper, wherein the shoe upper has a first material section which at least partially extends around the foot of the wearer of the shoe. To enable the tying of the shoe on the foot of the wearer in a comfortable manner a second material section is arranged on the outside of the first material section which second material section at least partially covers the first material section, wherein the second material section is a plastic material having a shape memory effect.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168276

 new patent  Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear may include an upper incorporating a knitted component. An inlaid strand extends through the knitted component. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168275

 new patent  Interchangeable shoe system

An interchangeable shoe system is provided that is comprised of a removable upper unit and a completed shoe unit that can be interconnected utilizing respective upper and lower connecting means. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the completed shoe unit is equipped with velcro on the top of the front half portion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168274

 new patent  Athletic shoe protector

A shoe has an upper portion with an outer surface, a sole and a closure. A heat shrinkable plastic material is formed into a shoe cover that defines a recess complementary in shape to an upper portion of the shoe. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168273

 new patent  Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with footwear and other uses

Articles of footwear and footwear systems include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or for performing other functions. Such systems and methods may use physical or other interaction(s) between the module and the article of footwear for activating and/or deactivating the module and/or sensing devices included with the module, for confirming whether the module and footwear are authorized for use with one another, and/or for automatic data algorithm selection methods. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168272

 new patent  Article of footwear incorporating a trimmed knitted upper

An upper for an article of footwear associated with one of a first foot size and a second foot size. The upper includes a knitted component including a trim region that defines a trimmed outer edge of the knitted component. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168271

 new patent  Footwear article including circular knit structures

An aspect of the disclosure is a footwear article. The footwear article includes a double layer knitted upper having a foot bed, an upper portion continuous with the foot bed, an ankle opening, and an inner void for receiving a foot of a wearer. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168270

 new patent  Rail connector for earcup suspension assembly

An earcup suspension assembly is configured for connection with a rail on a helmet and for supporting an earcup over the user's ear. The assembly includes a rail connector configured for connection to the rail thereby to support the earcup suspension assembly on the rail, and an earcup suspension arm extending from the rail connector. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168269

 new patent  Protective helmet provided with anti-dazzle visor

Protecting helmet of the type including at least one inner shell made of a shock-absorbing material, the inner shell being covered with an outer shell on the outside and delimiting a front opening of the helmet, as well as at least one anti-dazzle visor constrained to the protecting helmet so that to rotate and/or translate with respect to the outer shell and to move between a lowered position interfering, at least partially, with such a front opening, and a raised position disengaging from the aforesaid front opening, and vice versa. Advantageously, the protecting helmet further includes an electric motor to operate the aforesaid anti-dazzle visor from its lowered position to its raised position, or vice versa, and an automatic control unit vocally operated to control the aforesaid motor.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168268

 new patent  Helmet

The present invention provides a helmet (1) comprising: two layers (2, 3) configured to slide with respect to each other; and wherein the surface of one or both layers (2, 3) comprises a sliding facilitator (4) to improve slidability between the two layers (2, 3), wherein the sliding facilitator (4) comprises (i) an organic polymer, a polysiloxane and a surfactant; (ii) an organic polymer and a copolymer based on a polysiloxane and an organic polymer; or (iii) a non-elastomeric cross-linked polymer obtained or obtainable by subjecting a polysiloxane and an organic polymer to a cross-linking reaction.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168267

 new patent  Helmet and related methods

The present invention generally relates to helmets and related methods that enhance safety during activities and sports. It is more specifically directed to helmets and related methods that decrease the risk of c.t.e. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168266

 new patent  Visor mirror system and method

A safety device for use with a visor of a helmet is disclosed herein. The safety device for use with a visor of a helmet includes a body, a reflective surface, a stem, and a mounting bracket. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168265

 new patent  Condition responsive indication assembly and method

A wearable communications assembly is worn by a user and includes a wearable device adapted to be worn by an individual in a defined area. A contextual sensor such as an environmental sensor is affixed to the wearable device in a manner such that the contextual sensor senses a condition of the defined area. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168264

 new patent  Moisture protection device

A moisture protection device for protecting a cap, such as a baseball cap, includes a shell that is configured to insert the cap. The shell is transparent and water resistant. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168263

 new patent  Party hat

A hat for a head of a person. The hat can include an illumination system configured to illuminate a hollow interior of the hat. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168262

 new patent  Method for manufacturing elastic pants

The invention relates to a method for continuously manufacturing elastic pants (28), wherein a flat web material (1, 16, 19) is continuously conveyed in a longitudinal direction (8) of the web material (1, 16, 19), is shaped into a closed tube (4), and is closed in the longitudinal direction (8). The closed tube (4) forms a first outer layer (9). ...

06/21/18 / #20180168261

 new patent  Methods of generating compression garment measurement information for a patient body part and fitting pre-fabricated compression garments thereto

The present invention relates to methods of fitting for pre-fabricated compression garments via digital imaging of a wearer body part and measurement of body part circumferences and, optionally, lengths therefrom. The present invention also relates to methods of generating a shape description derived from digital imaging of a patient body part or body area of interest and use of such shape description. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168260

 new patent  Construction of 3-dimensional artificial eyelashes

Methods for forming 3-dimensional eyelashes are provided. One of the methods includes obtaining existing eyelashes made from human hair, animal hair, or artificial materials, applying material to the existing eyelashes to achieve a desired thickness, and sculpting the material to a desired shape of the 3-dimensional eyelashes.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168259

 new patent  Strap fastening device

The string fastening device of the present invention includes: a base; a fixation member coupled to the base to maintain state in which the bobbin is stored in the base; a rotational member coupled to the fixation member and rotating the bobbin; and a string suspension member provided in the bobbin and fixing a string.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168258

 new patent  Fabric construction with imbedded filter

A garment which can be used as a face covering to reduce contamination by airborne contaminants comprises a first breathable fabric layer, a layer of flexible filter material and a second layer such that said layer of filter material in completely enclosed within said garment and positional over the users face.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168257

 new patent  Strip of material and method for protecting an edge of a garment

A strip of material and a method for protecting an edge of garment are disclosed. A strip of material according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a main body having two opposite longitudinal sides; a first extension extending from one of the longitudinal sides of the main body; and a second extension extending from the same longitudinal side of the main body, the first extension and the second extension being strip-like articles parallel to the longitudinal, the first extension having a first side facing the second extension and a second side opposite the first side, the first extension being adapted to attach to at least a portion of an edge of the garment but not covering the at least a portion of the edge at least on the second side, the second extension being suitable for covering at least a portion of the first side of the first extension, the at least a portion of the edge and the edge region of the garment.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168256

 new patent  Body-perception enhancing striped garment and systems and methods for creation thereof

Systems or methods for anatomy striping a garment are provided. Anatomy striping is any deliberate manipulation of a garment's stripe pattern in order to change the perceived shape of a wearer of the garment toward a desired appearance. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168255

 new patent  Garment system with interlocking panels

A garment and/or garment kit is disclosed that includes a first panel having a first interior portion, a first outer edge that extends about the first interior portion, and a plurality of first interlocking members movably connected to the first panel and extending radially outwardly relative to the first interior portion toward the first outer edge of the first panel. The garment and/or garment kit includes a second panel having a second interior portion, a second outer edge that extends about the second interior portion, and a plurality of second interlocking members movably connected to the second panel and extending radially outwardly relative to the second interior portion toward the second outer edge of the second panel. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168254

 new patent  Neckwear and fasteners

A neckwear includes a neckband, a neckband module and one or more torso segments connected by fasteners. The neckwear may include a plurality of pivoting, intra-changeable, metallic torso segments. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168253

 new patent  A protective glove

A protective glove for protection against cuts or puncture wounds comprises an inner layer that is in contact with the hand when the glove is in use, a protective layer at least on a part of the palm side of the glove, and an outer layer. The protective layer comprises a composition of a wire mesh of woven metal wires. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168252

 new patent  Protective device for use with a glove

A protective device for use in a high temperature and liquid environment provides a glove integrally formed with a protective member in the thumb webbing region. The protective member is not readily detectable when viewing the outside of the glove. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168251

 new patent  Slip system

A slip system includes a skirt or a slip with an adjustable length. The skirt may be a standalone skirt or part of a dress. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168250

 new patent  Convertible pants

Convertible pants include a waist portion and legs. Each leg includes an upper leg segment attached to the waist portion, a storage compartment disposed on the upper leg segment, and a lower leg segment undetachably connected to the upper leg segment at an attachment point. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168249

 new patent  Medical garment for chest devices and procedures

Embodiments of the disclosure include a medical garment that resembles a shirt. The medical garment includes a body that includes a front portion attached to a back portion by one or more non-partable seams. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168248

 new patent  Finger mitt for handling food

A finger mitt for handling food items, in order to avoid food-borne illnesses, includes a pair of wings joined by a live hinge. Each wing has a finger grip surface and an object grip surface. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168247

 new patent  Knee pad with select-a-size holding strap

A knee pad made from a sandwich of materials having an enlarged knee covering portion with a single holding strap extending from one side of the enlarged knee covering portion that wraps around a wearer's leg and is secured to a velcro area mounted on a front surface of the knee covering portion of the knee pad. The single holding strap may be selectively sized, by cutting one of a number of cross-stitched sections formed at an outer end thereof, which sections may have indicia thereon, so as to be indicate where to cut so as to custom fit the knee pad over the knee of the wearer. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168246

 new patent  Knee pad

A knee pad is an apparatus that prevents the knee(s) of the user from making direct contact with a surface, is mounted to the knee area of the user through straps, and allows the user to utilize any padding. The knee pad includes a first strap, a second strap, a pad-receiving envelope, and an elastic tether. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168245

 new patent  Hip protectors

A hip protector in accordance with at least one of the present inventions includes right and left pad assemblies, which each include a plurality of elongate pads that define respective anterior and posterior ends, extend in anterior-posterior directions, and are spaced from one another in a superior-inferior direction such that there is a gap between the anterior ends of adjacent elongate pads, and a garment on which the right and left pad assemblies are carried such that portions of the right and left pad assemblies respectively cover the right and left greater trochanters, the garment being configured to permit the size of the gap between the anterior ends of at least some of the adjacent elongate pads of the right and left pad assemblies to decrease as the wearer moves from a standing position to a sitting position.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168244

 new patent  Garment with integrated speakers

The present disclosure provides a garment that includes integrated waterproof impact resistant speakers. Related methods of manufacturing the garment are also provided herein.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168243

 new patent  Support and supporting bracket of brassiere cup, brassiere cup and manufacturing method thereof

The disclosure relates to a support for a brassiere cup. The support has a shape partially surrounding a breast of a wearer, and has a three-dimensional structure extending simultaneously along x-direction, y-direction and z-direction of a cartesian coordinate system. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168242

 new patent  Nursing slip

A nursing slip and method of use include a material formed in a conical shape to conform to the shape of a breast. The nursing slip includes a central opening for passage of the nipple through the nursing slip. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168241

 new patent  Bib and bib attachment structure

A removable bib, bib collar, collar system for apparel and a method of manufacture thereof. There is a bib panel; an outer collar/ring shaped as a split ring and selectably coupled (removable) to the bib panel; and an inner collar shaped as a split ring and coupled to the outer collar. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168240

 new patent  System and an apparatus for swaddle transition

A swaddle transition device is provided. The device may include a transition wrap that has one or more fabric layers. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168239

 new patent  Moisture channel socks

A sock (1) comprising a foot section (2) with a sole portion (2a) and an instep portion (2b), and a leg section (3) connected to or integrally formed with the foot section (2), the leg section (3) including a heel portion (3b) and an ankle portion (3a). The foot and leg sections (2,3) are formed with or from hydrophobic material, the foot section (2) has a plurality of moisture collection channels (4) formed with or from hydrophilic material, the moisture collection channels (4) are spaced apart from each other and are distributed over at least part of the sole portion (2a) with hydrophobic portions between adjacent moisture collection channels (4), the moisture collection channels (4) extend from the sole portion (2a) towards the instep portion (2b) and are connected to an evaporation zone (6,7) at the leg section (3), and the moisture collection channels (4) are formed in a flat knit structure.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168238

 new patent  Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article or electronic vaping article includes a reservoir containing a liquid material and having an outlet, a capillary having a capillary inlet and a capillary outlet, the capillary inlet of the capillary in communication with the outlet of the reservoir, a heater operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize liquid material contained within the capillary, and a shuttle valve between the outlet of the reservoir and the capillary inlet. The shuttle valve is operable to prevent release of liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in a closed position and is operable to release liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in an open position.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168237

 new patent  Dynamic zoned vaporizer

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to vaporize or release organic material from plant material containing the organic material and the like, including utilizing zoned heating of a common chamber. A controller in signal communication with two or more heating elements each adjacent to a zone to be heated controls at least the heating of the elements. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168236

 new patent  Atomizer and aerosol generating device thereof

An atomizer includes an upper cover assembly, an atomizing device and a regulating assembly. The atomizing device is arranged between the upper cover assembly and the regulating assembly. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168235

 new patent  Method of preparing an aerosol delivery device

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device, an input for such devices, and methods of preparing such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can comprise providing a fibrous substrate, providing a shell, wetting the fibrous substrate with a wetting liquid, and inserting the wetted fibrous substrate into the shell. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168234

 new patent  Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprises nicotine without harmful tar. The cigarette includes a shell, a cell, nicotine solution, control circuit, and an electro-thermal vaporization nozzle installed in the air suction end of the shell. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168233

 new patent  Atomizer for an aerosol delivery device and related input, aerosol production assembly, cartridge, and method

The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire extending along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168232

 new patent  Vapor-generating system having an external cartridge

A vapor-generating system includes a cartridge including a first vapor-forming substrate, the cartridge having an annular shape and at least one end configured to abut a flange and at least partially cover a device air inlet, and a vapor-generating device having an outer surface that defines the flange, the vapor-generating device being configured to be overlain by the cartridge such that the cartridge is coupled against the flange, the vapor-generating device including a liquid storage section containing a second vapor-forming substrate, the second vapor-forming substrate being a liquid substrate, and a power supply section, the liquid storage section being configured to removably attach to the power supply section such that at least one of the flange and the device air inlet are defined by outer surfaces of the liquid storage section and the power supply section.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168231

 new patent  Aerosol-generating system comprising a modular assembly

An aerosol-generating system includes a plurality of cartridges and an aerosol-generating device. At least one cartridge of the plurality of cartridges includes a first aerosol-forming substrate, the plurality of cartridges are configured for selective connection to each other to form a cartridge assembly. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168230

 new patent  Aerosol-generating system comprising multiple aerosol-forming substrates and a transfer element

An aerosol-generating system includes a cartridge and an aerosol-generating device. The cartridge includes a cartridge housing, a first aerosol-forming substrate in the cartridge housing and a second aerosol-forming substrate in the cartridge housing. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168229

 new patent  Vapor-generating systems

A vapor-generating system includes a pump having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet configured to be connected to a liquid storage portion. The system includes a fluid channel fluidly connected to the pump and a fluid sensor. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168228

 new patent  Aerosol-generating system having a cartridge and a bypass air inlet

An aerosol-generating system(includes a cartridge, a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, and an aerosol-generating device. The cartridge includes a cartridge housing and a solid aerosol-forming substrate. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168227

 new patent  Electronic vapour provision system

An electronic vapor provision system includes a control unit and a cartridge configured to engage with and disengage from one another substantially along a longitudinal axis. The cartridge includes a reservoir of liquid to be vaporized, and the control unit includes a battery and a tube portion disposed along said longitudinal axis. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168226

 new patent  Aerosol-generating system and aerosol-generating article for use in such a system

The aerosol-generating system comprises a nicotine source, a second substance source and a susceptor (2) for heating the nicotine source and the second substance source. The system further comprises a power source connected to a load network, the load network comprising an inductor for being inductively coupled to the susceptor. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168225

 new patent  Heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system

There is provided a heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system including a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the heater assembly including an electric heater having at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, and a capillary body configured to convey the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion of the aerosol-generating system to the at least one heating element, the at least one heating element being formed from an electrically conductive material deposited directly onto a porous outer surface of the capillary body. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system and a method for manufacturing such a cartridge are also provided.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168224

 new patent  Apparatus for heating smokable material

An apparatus arranged to heat smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material has a housing. The housing has a first opening at a first end through which smokable material can pass so as to be received within and removed from the apparatus in use. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168223

 new patent  An aerosol-generating device, system and method with a heated gas sensor

There is provided an aerosol-generating device configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate, including: a power supply; a heater positioned to heat the aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol; a controller configured to control a supply of power from the power supply to the heater; and a gas sensor that is sensitive to a particular gas or gases, a response of the gas sensor being dependent on a temperature of the gas sensor, and the controller being connected to the gas sensor and being configured to monitor signals from the gas sensor.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168222

 new patent  Container

A container comprising a base and a lid defining a first compartment therebetween for storing unused snus, wherein at least the lid or the base includes a reconfigurable wall to enable a user to form or enlarge a second compartment for storing used snus on the other side of said wall to the first compartment. The reconfigurable wall is formed of contiguous polygons configured to move relative to a boundary of the reconfigurable wall and relative to each other under applied pressure so as to be arrangeable in a first, convex configuration and arrangeable in a second, concave configuration. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168221

 new patent  Carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign

A carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign is disclosed, which includes a box structure having a back panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, a pair of side panels, a top front panel, a bottom front panel, a first inner panel and a second inner panel, the first inner panel having a pair of slots configured to receive a pair of tabs on an outer free edge of the second inner panel. The first and second inner panels rest adjacent to the back panel upon placing a plurality of articles within a recess, which is formed between the top front panel, the bottom front panel, the back panel, and the pair of side panels.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168220

 new patent  A kind of microburst-microcapsule used for cigarettes and smoking articles with such microburst-microcapsules

This invention discloses a kind of microburst-microcapsule designed for cigarettes and a smoking article with such microburst-microcapsules. Wherein the microburst-microcapsule is composed of a microcapsule wall and an aerosol generation material encapsulated by the microcapsule wall. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168219

 new patent  Moist tobacco product and method of making

A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168218

 new patent  System and method for curing tobacco

A system and method for curing or drying tobacco leaves are described herein. The method includes flowing a first combustion gas generated by a first heat source through a first flue pipe provided inside a first barn to heat air inside the first barn to cure a first batch of tobacco leaves disposed inside the first barn; transferring at least a portion of the first combustion gas generated by the first heat source to a second flue pipe provided inside a second barn adjacent the first barn to heat the second barn and start curing a second batch of tobacco leaves disposed inside the second barn; and flowing second combustion gas generated by a second heat source through the second flue pipe to continue curing the second batch of tobacco leaves after the second barn is heated.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168217

 new patent  3d printer system and method for filling a cartridge of such a system

A cartridge assembly (3) of a 3d printer system for printing a plastic substance, such as a dough, comprises a refillable cartridge (31) and a punch-fill adapter (32) having a circumferential cutting edge (26) and being provided with a punch-fill connector (24) to form a manually releasable inter-connection between the cartridge and the punch-fill adapter. When said inter-connection is effective, the cartridge assembly is effective as a manual tool for punching, by means of said circumferential cutting edge, punched slices out of a supply slice of said plastic substance, and thereby for automatically inserting said punched slices into the inner space of the cartridge. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168216

 new patent  Compositions and methods for modified nutrient delivery

This disclosure provides a microencapsulated capsule or microparticle comprising a nutrient-filled core encapsulated in an enteric coating. The microparticles are useful in the treatment of a variety of disorders when ingested or administered to a subject in need thereof. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168215

 new patent  Nutritional compositions containing inositol and uses thereof

Provided are nutritional compositions containing inositol. Further disclosed are methods for promoting optimal and functional synaptic development in a target subject via administering the nutritional composition containing inositol to the target subject. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168214

 new patent  Marine peptides and muscle health

Provided herein are marine peptides for use in increasing muscle mass and growth and enhancing muscle recovery. The peptides provided herein are useful as nutritional supplements, food, functional foods, and as pharmaceutical formulations.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168213

 new patent  Growing anti-pathogen microbes found in raw seeds to sufficient numbers inside an organic mixture or culture medium so that the entire mixture could then be used as a type of all-natural infectious diseases immunotherapy

A product and method that uses the ideal raw, plant-based, nutrient-rich, organic mixture to act as the perfect culture medium which allows and encourages recently discovered, continuously evolving, and extremely small but very powerful anti-pathogen microbes found in raw seeds to rapidly grow and multiple and to sufficient numbers so that these microbes and the plant-based mixture that comprises them can then be used together as an effective type of all-natural infectious diseases immunotherapy.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168212

 new patent  Food ingredients from stevia rebaudiana

The invention relates to a process for producing food ingredients from stevia rebaudiana plant and their use in food products, beverages and other consumables. Obtained compositions are useful as flavors, sweeteners, antioxidants, and other functional ingredients.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168211

 new patent  Glucosyl rebaudioside c

The invention provides a process of preparing glucosyl rebaudioside c composition. The glucosyl rebaudioside c composition is useful as in combination with other caloric and non-caloric sweeteners as well as non caloric sweetener in edible and chewable consumables such as various foods and beverages, confectionaries, bakery products, cookies, chewing gums, and the like.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168210

 new patent  Natural stilbenes as sweeteners or sweetener enhancer

Suggested are compositions comprising natural stilbenes as a sweetener or sweetener enhancer in preparations and compositions, especially oral edible compositions comprising them.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168209

 new patent  Methods and compositions for affecting the flavor and aroma profile of consumables

This document relates to food products containing highly conjugated heterocyclic rings complexed to an iron ion and one or more flavor precursors, and using such food products to modulate the flavor and/or aroma profile of other foods. The food products described herein can be prepared in various ways and can be formulated to be free of animal products.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168208

 new patent  Flavor compositions and pet food products containing the same

A flavor composition comprising at least one nucleotide derivative and/or at least one transmembrane compound that modulates, increases and/or enhances the activity of an umami receptor is provided that can be used to enhance the umami taste and/or palatability of food products. In certain, non-limiting embodiments, the flavor composition comprises at least one nucleotide derivative and/or at least one transmembrane compound, optionally at least one nucleotide, optionally at least one first amino acid, optionally at least one second amino acid.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168207

 new patent  Apparatus and method for introducing a liquid into a sealed food package

An ported marinade injection system useful for injecting flavoring fluids into vacuum-packaged meats. The apparatus may include a package couple, a port support couple, an injection port, a self-sealing port, and a port cover. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168206

 new patent  Systems and apparatuses for melting sugar and/or similar substances, and associated methods of use and manufacture

Apparatuses for melting sugar and similar ingredients for use in the production of sugar-coated popcorn and/or other expanded food products are described herein. In various embodiments, a sugar melter can include a rotating, heated auger that moves sugar through the melter causing it to melt evenly without forming unmelted portions that may clog the melter and/or lead to waste. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168205

 new patent  Popcorn machines having process chambers of increasing volume, and associated systems and methods

Popcorn machines having process chambers of increasing volume, and associated systems and methods of operation are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a popcorn machine includes a tube, a heating element positioned to heat the tube, and an auger positioned at least partially within the tube. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168204

 new patent  Process-stable opacifying compositions for food products and methods

Embodiments herein include opacifying compositions, food products made with the same, and related methods. In an embodiment, a processed food product is included. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168203

 new patent  Device and method of dehydration of biological products

According to the invention, the device has a heat exchanger in the form of the entire supporting structure of the rack filled with a heating fluid, and the exchanger is detachably connected via supply and discharge pipelines with a heater located outside the dehydration chamber, and additionally the device has a system for injecting nitrogen to the interior of the dehydration chamber, consisting of a nitrogen tank located outside the dehydration chamber, connected by means of ducts with injectors located near the floor of the dehydration chamber and additionally inside the dehydration chamber there are fans arranged in the rear wall of the chamber at the level of each shelf with drying trays.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168202

 new patent  Product drying apparatus and methods

The present invention provides improved apparatus and methods for the monitoring and control of apparatus designed to remove moisture from an initially wet product, such as a continuous dryer (14). The net rate of water removal from the wet product (16) is determined during drying thereof, preferably on a real-time basis. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168201

 new patent  Load basket with removable end cap

A basket for high pressure processing includes a body having first and second ends and a sidewall extending therebetween. The body defines an interior space and the first end includes a first opening for providing access to the interior space. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168200

 new patent  Microwave-assisted sterilization and pasteurization of liquid and semi-liquid materials

Methods for pasteurizing or sterilizing liquid or semi-liquid materials in a liquid-filled microwave heating system are described herein. The methods described herein may be used for pasteurizing or sterilizing a variety of different liquids and semi-liquids, including foodstuffs and beverages, as well as medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and veterinary liquids. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168199

 new patent  Microwave-assisted sterilization and pasteurization of liquid and semi-liquid materials

Methods for pasteurizing or sterilizing liquid or semi-liquid materials in a liquid-filled microwave heating system are described herein. The methods described herein may be used for pasteurizing or sterilizing a variety of different liquids and semi-liquids, including foodstuffs and beverages, as well as medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and veterinary liquids. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168198

 new patent  Nutritional composition

A nutritional composition containing a plant food and a mineral food, where the plant food includes at least one of aloe, green algae, red algae, brown algae, blue-green algae, kelp, kombu, hijiki, nori, arame, sea palm, bladderwrack, wakame, dulse, carrageenan, fungi, and bacteria. The mineral food includes at least one of shilajit, humic acid, fulvic acid, bentonite clay, charcoal, diatomaceous earth, dolomite, fossilized remains, rocks, gems, sodium chloride, sea salt, and derivatives or combinations thereof. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168197

 new patent  Compositions and methods that modulate digestibility in a companion animal

A specific type of digestibility in a companion animal can be improved by adjusting the diet of the animal to increase the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of digestibility or adjusting the diet of the animal to decrease the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of digestibility. The specific type of digestibility can be one or more of organic matter digestibility, dry matter digestibility, fiber digestibility, energy digestibility, fat digestibility, or protein digestibility.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168196

 new patent  Compositions and methods that modulate bacteria in a companion animal

A specific bacterium in a companion animal can be improved by adjusting the diet of the animal to increase the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of bacterium or to decrease the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of bacterium. The specific type of bacterium can be one or more of bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, or clostridium perfringens.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168195

 new patent  Compositions and methods that modulate cholesterol in a companion animal

Cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins, and low-density lipoproteins in a companion animal can be improved by adjusting the diet of the animal to increase the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins, or low-density lipoproteins or adjusting the diet of the animal to decrease the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins, or low-density lipoproteins.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168194

 new patent  Compositions and methods that modulate phosphorus or enzymes in a companion animal

A specific type of organ health marker in a companion animal can be improved by adjusting the diet of the animal to increase the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of organ health marker or adjusting the diet of the animal to decrease the amount of a compound which positively or negatively modulates the specific type of organ health marker. The specific type of organ health marker can be one or more of phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, or gamma-glutamyltransferase.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168193

 new patent  Compositions and methods for small canines

A pet food composition specifically formulated for a small dog can include a combination of specific antioxidants, amino acids, metabolism components, and bone health components to maintain health. Methods of maintaining health and modulating select health parameters are also provided.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168192

 new patent  Ruminal protection of lipids, lipid-bearing materials, and bioactive aliments

Compositions and related methods are provided to protect lipids such as oilseeds and algae, and other bioactive aliments from ruminal degradation. The lipids are protection by creating a matrix of cross-linked and denatured proteins using enzymes and other protein crosslinking agents.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168191

 new patent  Gel based livestock feed, method of manufacture and use

The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168190

 new patent  Euglena derived animal feed composition

An animal feed composition includes a feed component made from corn, soy, corn or soy derivatives or byproducts, or grains and an added whole cell euglena biomass, including beta-1,3-glucan having at least about 90 percent linear, unbranched beta-1,3-glucan polysaccharide polymers with an average molecular weight of about 1.2 to 580 kilodaltons (kda). Beta-glucan polymer chains have a polymer length of about 7.0 to 3,400 glucose monomers. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168189

 new patent  Use of texturized dairy proteins as carbohydrate substitute in carbohyhdrate-rich food articles

As a substitute for carbohydrates and as a source of protein in foods.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168188

 new patent  Method for improving viscosity, solubility, and particle size of milk protein concentrates

Disclosed is a method for decreasing viscosity, increasing solubility and decreasing particle size of milk proteins by admixing milk protein with at least one transglutaminase.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168187

 new patent  Reduced fluorine crustacean polar phospholipid compositions

Fluorine being present in the exoskeleton of crustaceans, and especially krill represents a problem for using krill as a source for food, feed, food additives and/or feed additives. There has been developed a process for removing such fluorine from krill material by subjecting the krill to disintegration and to an enzymatic hydrolysis process prior to or simultaneously with a removal of the exoskeleton particles producing a fluorine-reduced product. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168186

 new patent  Composition for preparing a frozen confection

The present invention relates to an aqueous composition in liquid form, which contains oil, milk protein, monosaccharides, disaccharides, and/or oligosaccharides, one or more emulsifiers, and a combination of water-insoluble cellulose-based fibres and one or more water-soluble hydrocolloids. The composition may be aerated, and may be used to be frozen quiescently to prepare a frozen confection. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168185

 new patent  Device and method for co-metering

The invention relates to a device for co-metering liquid and/or pasty products, including: a first metering unit (41) for metering a first product; a second metering unit (42) for metering a second product (p2); a nozzle (b) including a first duct (1) supplied by the first metering unit (41) and opening out into a first orifice (11), a second duct (2) supplied by the second metering unit (42) and opening out into a second orifice (21), and a third duct (3) opening out into a third orifice (31), the device being configured such that the third duct (3) is supplied by the first and second metering units (41, 42), such that a mixture of the first and second products is discharged by said third orifice (31). The invention also relates to an associated metering method.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168184

 new patent  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. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168183

 new patent  Food delivery device

A food delivery device for delivering food may include a food portion being edible; and a support device to support the food portion. The support device may be shaped as a cylinder. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168182

 new patent  Chewable compositions containing curcuminoids and their method of preparation

Disclosed is a method for the preparation of a gummy and candy composition containing curcuminoids. Also disclosed is a gummy and candy composition containing effective concentration of curcuminoids that is palatable and bioavailable.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168181

 new patent  Deposited hard shell and soft chewy center candy and method of making

A hard candy, namely lollipops, suckers or similar confectionary comestibles and a method of making and packaging the same by a depositing manufacturing process which produces a multi-colored and multi-flavored lollipop which colors and flavors extend entirely through the lollipop body and hard shell and are visible in the final packaging and particularly to a double depositing method and apparatus incorporating a soft chewy center into a deposited lollipop body which soft center is entirely surrounded by and of a different consistency and viscosity from the hard outer candy shell.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168180

 new patent  Packaged food product

Package for a food product, comprising a first (2) and a second (4) half-shell of edible material, each having a respective annular edge (6, 8), said first and second half-shell of edible material being arranged with their respective annular edges in a mutually facing relationship, an openable container (12) of non-edible material interposed between said half-shells, having a wall that defines an internal volume for housing a product, article or accessory, wherein said first and second half-shell of edible material (2, 4) are accommodated in a respective wrapping (34, 36) of sheet material defining a cavity substantially complementary to the outer surface of the respective half-shell of edible material, said wrappings (34, 36) being connected to each other along their respective edges (40a, 40b) so as to maintain the half-shells of edible material (2, 4) in contact with the container wall, characterized in that the wall of at least one of said first and second half-shell of edible material (2, 4) has an opening with a closed contour (18, 20) defining a gap that makes a portion of the wall of the container (12) visible from the outside; preferably, the walls of the container have engagement means that engage the aforesaid opening or openings.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168179

 new patent  Printing 3d temperated chocolate

A method for printing a three-dimensional crystalline structure such as a chocolate layer wherein, after printing, the material has a desired crystal structure. An embodiment can include printing a liquid first layer of material with a printer onto a second layer of material having a crystal structure. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168178

 new patent  Method of brewing tea

A method of brewing tea, includes the following steps: (1) obtaining tea leaves and placing the tea leaves in water at 0 to 70° c. To carry out washing, and draining; (2) adding the tea leaves in hot water at 70 to 100° c. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168177

 new patent  Beverage comprising tea polyphenols

The invention relates to a beverage comprising 0.05 wt % to 3 wt % tea solids and 0.1 ppm to 600 ppm water-soluble soybean polysaccharide (ssps), wherein the beverage is substantially free of exogenous protein.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168176

 new patent  Self-supporting dairy composition

The invention relates to a self-supporting food composition, having a total non-gelatin protein content of 8-15 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, at least part of the total non-gelatin protein content being casein, the casein content being 7-13 wt. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168175

 new patent  Use of phospholipase c

The present invention relates to a method for producing an aqueous protein-containing milk or cream fraction, said method comprising using an enzyme having phospholipase c activity.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168174

 new patent  Method to transport liquid milk

The invention is directed to a method to transport liquid milk to obtain transported liquid milk during a supply chain time of more than 10 days wherein during at least a 90% of the duration of the supply chain time the liquid milk is kept at a temperature of less than 2° c. A ship is provided in the supply chain with one or more containers for carrying between 40 and 5000 m3 liquid milk. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168173

 new patent  Gambrel

A gambrel for hanging an animal to be butcher or skinned, the gambrel having an adjustable length suspension bar from which lines extend to be wrapped around the legs of the animal to be butchered or skinned. The adjustable length suspension bar consists of one elongated member inserted into another elongated member. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168172

 new patent  Cracker or snack food product and method for its manufacture

A baked shelf-stable cracker or snack product comprising a) a body comprising at least 60% by weight wheat flour, from 5 to 22% by weight fat, 0.7 to 7% by weight leavening agent and up to 5% by weight water, in each case based on the total weight of said body; and b) a surface dusting, on at least one surface of the body, of a particulate material, the particulate material comprising at least 30% by weight, based on the total weight of the particulate material, of wheat endosperm particles. The surface dusting is present on the product in an amount of at least 0.5%> by weight, based on the total product weight. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168171

 new patent  A food with reduced breakage and a method of making the same

The present invention relates to a food comprising a baked foodstuff based on flour and/or starch. The baked foodstuff comprises at least one first region and at least one second region in contact with the first region. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168170

 new patent  Agricultural compositions and applications utilizing essential oils

In general, embodiments of the present invention provide seed, soil, and plant treatment compositions, and methods of making and using such products and compositions. The use of these products and compositions can act as a plant protectant and increase the growth, health, and yield of various seeds and plants such as crops and grasses, and further provide similar benefit to soils.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168169

 new patent  Phytosanitary composition comprising essential oils that potentiate antifungal activity

The present invention relates to phytosanitary compositions with fungicidal properties that comprise a mixture of essential oils obtained from plants and agents with known fungicidal properties, such as alkali metal or ammonium bicarbonates, and compounds based on copper or the salts thereof, for use, principally, in contact-protection against fungal infections in cultivated plants and post-harvest, and also in other antifungal applications. In said compositions, the effect of the agents that have known fungicidal properties is potentiated synergistically by the aforementioned essential oils. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168168

 new patent  Increasing plant yield with bacterial/fungal combinations

A seed treated with a fungal/bacterial antagonist combination and a seed assembly comprising a seed and a fungal/bacterial antagonist combination. The fungal/bacterial antagonist combination comprises a trichoderma virens fungal antagonist and a bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterial antagonist for controlling plant pathogens as a biocontrol agent, bio-pesticide or bio-fungicide. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168167
06/21/18 / #20180168166

 new patent  Isolated bacterial strain of the genus burkholderia and pesticidal metabolites therefrom

A species of burkholderia sp with no known pathogenicity to vertebrates but with pesticidal activity (e.g., plants, insects, fungi, weeds and nematodes) is provided. Also provided are natural products derived from a culture of said species and methods of controlling pests using said natural products.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168165

 new patent  Silver iodate compounds having antimicrobial properties

The present invention is compositions, methods of use, methods of treating, and articles of manufacture that include at least one silver iodate for imparting antimicrobial properties, particularly as it relates to the manufacture, use, and properties of medical devices. The invention also includes obtaining and using one or more silver iodate reaction products from a diperiodatoargentate, wherein the reaction products are obtained using a hydrothermal reaction.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168164

 new patent  Inorganic particulate containing antimicrobial metal

Compositions comprising an inorganic particulate mineral and an antimicrobial metal, methods of making said compositions, use of said compositions in a coating composition or in a polymeric article, use of said compositions to inhibit the growth of one or more microbes and use of said compositions to eliminate one or more microbes, for example from a liquid.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168163

 new patent  Composite laundry additive

A composite laundry additive made of composite particles. The composite particles comprising: a carrier component comprising one or more different inorganic support particles, wherein at least one of the inorganic support particles is a pigment particle; and a silver component comprising a silver metal or silver salt disposed on one or more of the inorganic support particles.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168162

 new patent  Extended release formulation

The present invention provides an extended release insecticide formulation, the formulation comprising: an insecticide on a substrate; a lipophilic wax, wherein the insecticide is incorporated into the wax forming a matrix; a release retarding polymer in the matrix; and a rate extending polymer embed the matrix. Methods of making the formulation and use of the formulation are also provided.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168161

 new patent  Micropropagation of black cohosh

The presently disclosed subject matter provides a method for the micropropagation of black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa/actaea racemose l.), using a combination of cytokinins and/or auxins to increase plantlet quality and accelerate plantlet production beyond what is observed in the wild.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168160

 new patent  Microbicidal composition

A synergistic microbicidal composition comprising: (a) 3,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazinane-2-thione; and (b) dimethylol-dimethylhydantoin or tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane; wherein a weight ratio of dimethylol-dimethylhydantoin to 3,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazinane-2-thione is from 20:1 to 1:6.4 and a weight ratio of tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane to 3,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazinane-2-thione is from 150:1 to 1:6.4.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168159

 new patent  Agent for controlling noxious arthropods

An agent for controlling noxious arthropods has an exceptional noxious arthropod controlling effect, said agent containing an amide compound represented by formula (i) and an inactive carrier. In formula (i), r2 represents a c1-c3 chain hydrocarbon group, etc., r5 and r6 represent a hydrogen atom, etc., r9 represents a c1-c4 alkyl group, etc., r10 represents a c1-c4 alkyl group or hydrogen atom, etc., r11 and r12 each independently represent a c1-c4 alkyl group, etc., and y represents a single bond, an oxygen atom, or s(o)u; when y is a single bond, m represents 0, and q represents a c1-c8 chain hydrocarbon group, etc.; and when y is an oxygen atom or s(o)u, m represents any integer of 0 to 7, q represents a c1-c8 chain hydrocarbon group, etc., a and b represent 0, 1, 2, or 3 (the sum of a and b representing any integer of 1 to 6), and u represents 0, 1, or 2.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168158

 new patent  Anthranilamide seed treatment compositions and methods of use

Disclosed are methods of increasing crop yields as well as reducing pest damage to crop plants through anthranilamide seed treatment compositions. Chlorantraniliprole combinations with other insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and biological components are disclosed. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168157

 new patent  Antimicrobial compositions comprising food approved antimicrobials and zinc pyrithione

The present invention relates to combinations of zinc pyrithione and food-approved antimicrobials which provide a synergistic antimicrobial effect. The food approved antimicrobials are selected from sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, potassium sulfite, calcium sulfite, calcium hydrogen sulfite, potassium hydrogen sulfite, sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, and lysozyme. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168156

 new patent  Soybean disease control composition and soybean disease control method

There are provided a soybean disease control composition containing, as active ingredients, (a) fluazinam or a salt thereof and (b) at least one fungicide selected from the group consisting of carboxamide-based compounds and azole-based compounds; and a method for controlling a soybean disease, which includes applying the soybean disease control composition to a soybean plant or soil.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168155

 new patent  Methods for controlling phytopathogenic nematodes by combination of fluopyram and biological control agents

The present invention relates to the combined use of the nematicide fluopyram and at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of paecilomyces lilacinus, paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, bacillus firmus, bacillus firmus strain i-1582 for controlling phytopathogenic nematodes or increasing yield. The invention relates further to a method for controlling phytopathogenic nematodes, which comprises at least two treatment blocks, where in at least one treatment block the plants are treated with at least fluopyram and in at least one treatment block the plants are treated with at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of paecilomyces lilacinus, paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, bacillus firmus, bacillus firmus strain i-1582.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168154

 new patent  Plant growth regulating compounds

Compounds of the formula (i) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, useful as plant growth regulators, particular in seed germination.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168153

 new patent  Agricultural and horticultural material, and plant cultivation method which promote coloring in fruit

Coloring of fruits is promoted by applying a one or more the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and/or phenylalanine, in combination with abscisic acid to a fruit plant, such as those of the genus vitaceae or rosaceae. The amino acid(s) and abscisic acid may be present in a solution(s) having concentrations of 0.2 mm to 100 mm and 0.1 μm to 10 mm, respectively.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168152

 new patent  Agrochemical compositions for reducing agrochemical residues

An agrochemical composition containing dicamba or its salt, a sulfonamide herbicide free acid and a solid base. A method of controlling field weeds with the use of the composition. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168151

 new patent  Composition and system for attracting lepidopterous insects

The invention relates to a composition for attracting lepidopterous insects comprising a vapour blend of acetic acid and one or more compounds of formula (i), (i) wherein r is selected from the group comprising —ch2oh, —cn, —nc, and —oh; and to methods of using the composition to attract, detect, survey, monitor and/or control lepidopterous insects.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168150

 new patent  Peroxyformic acid compositions for membrane filtration cleaning in energy services

Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168149

 new patent  Insecticidal compositions

Pest-control compositions are variously described, including soaps as well as free fatty acids as active ingredients. The disclosed compositions may be constituted in a concentrated form, or the composition may be further diluted for application. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168148

 new patent  A liquid antimicrobial composition

A valve structuring designed for use in all water installations, water inlets for houses, kitchen installations and embedded shower filters as a stop valve, in the areas to perform on-off control, in faucets with the purpose of providing water savings and to use in domestic and industrial type kitchen faucets as a stop valve. The valve is designed for use as an on-off valve in air installations that operate with air.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168147

 new patent  Pesticidal microcapsules with a shell made of tetramethylxylylene diisocyanate, cycloaliphatic diisocyanate, and aliphatic diamine

The present invention relates to a composition comprising microcapsules, which comprise a polyurea shell and a core, wherein the core comprises a water-insoluble pesticide and the shell comprises a polymerization product of a tetramethylxylylene diisocyanate, an cycloaliphatic diisocyanate, and an aliphatic diamine; to a method for preparing the composition comprising the steps of contacting water, the pesticide, the tetramethylxylylene diisocyanate, the cycloaliphatic diisocyanate, and the aliphatic diamine; and to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants, wherein the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, or the crop plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesired plants and/or on the crop plants and/or on their environment.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168146

 new patent  Amine and amine oxide surfactants for controlling herbicide spray drift

Spray drift during the application of an aqueous mixture of glyphosate and an auxinic herbicide is reduced by incorporating certain tertiary amine or tertiary amine oxide surfactants into the aqueous solution or mixture to be sprayed.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168145

 new patent  Method of making a composite material including a thermoplastic polymer, a pest food material and a pesticide

Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168144

 new patent  Methods and compositions for cryopreservation of endothelial cells

Brain microvascular endothelial cells (bmecs) can be generated from pluripotent stem cells, and possess membrane barrier functions along with capability for maturation into other developing tissues. This cell type has not been successfully frozen with loss of significant viability and/or bmec functional properties. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168143

 new patent  Activated platelet preservation composition, method for preserving activated platelet and preserved activated platelet using the same

Embodiments relate to an activated platelet preservation composition, a method for preserving activated platelet, and a preserved activated platelet using the same. According to at least one embodiment, there is provided an activated platelet preservation composition including a divalent cation, chloride, vitamin b, a selenium source and a solvent, a kit using the same, a method for preserving an activated platelet, and a preserved activated platelet using the same. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168142

 new patent  System for washing red blood cells to reduce hemolysis

A system for washing red blood cells, comprising a separator configured to separate a quantity of blood into concentrated red blood cells having a hematocrit of at least 60% and a volume of 150-250 ml, and a supernatant component. The system comprises a flow controller configured to remove the supernatant component to provide an initial red blood cell concentrate; combine 50-500 ml of an additive solution with the red blood cell concentrate to provide an intermediate red blood cell product intended for storage for 42 days or less, wherein the intermediate red blood cell product at the end of storage has an osmolarity value between 202-479 mosm/l; and wash the intermediate red blood cell product comprising the osmolarity value between 202-479 mosm/l with a washing solution having an osmolarity value higher than that of the intermediate red blood cell product comprising the osmolarity value between 202-479 mosm/l.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168141

 new patent  Robot vehicle and method using a robot for an automatic treatment of vegetable organisms

The invention further concerns a robotic vehicle for carrying out the method for an automatic treatment of a weed.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168140

 new patent  Compact spraying module, system for spraying and controlling a plurality of such modules, and method for controlling modules of such a system

Disclosed is a compact spraying module for spraying a liquid in the form of droplets for treating a target. The module includes a spraying unit including a nozzle containing at least one spraying member and a fan that is capable of generating a carrying air flow in the nozzle and of carrying the droplets originating from the member to the target. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168139

 new patent  Furniture protector against bed bugs and other crawling insects

Pitfall traps, coasters, devices, apparatus, systems and methods for capturing crawling insects, such as bed bugs, and/or for preventing the insects from climbing up furniture legs to furniture such as beds, cots, chairs and any type of furniture where a person would rest or sleep. Smooth slick surfaces and/or pesticide treated surfaces can be located on underside facing horizontal or angled surfaces used with or without sticky surfaces which all can be used to prevent insect and bed bug travel and assist in helping trap the insects and bed bugs.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168138

 new patent  Mosquito trap device

A mosquito trap device includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet. A wind channel is formed between the air inlet and the air outlet. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168137

 new patent  Fishing line guide, fishing rod including fishing line guide, and blank for fishing line guide

A fishing line guide which is attached to a fishing rod and guides a fishing line. The fishing line guide includes a guide ring through which a fishing line passes, a support leg connected to the guide ring at an upper end, and an attachment foot extending from a lower end of the support leg and configured to be attached to a fishing rod. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168136

 new patent  Fishing hook with guard

A guard-equipped fishing hook 50 includes: a fishing hook 30; a guard 10 formed by bending a wire-like material in a v shape; and a base 20 fixed to a shank 30b of the fishing hook 30 and having a guard attachment hole 24 formed therein, the guard attachment hole 24 holding the guard 10 such that the guard is positioned in front of a hook tip 30a when an insertion end 10a as a bent end of the guard 10 is inserted into the guard attachment hole 24. The guard 10 is made of a superelastic alloy. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168135

 new patent  Open eye hook

The open eye hook is designed to make fishing faster and easier. The open eye hook is the fishing hook that is designed with the channel gap that allows the fishing line to slip into the eyelet of the hook. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168134

 new patent  Transgenic mouse expressing inactivated human iduronate-2-sulphatase and method for improving a hunter syndrome treating agent using same

A transgenic mouse expressing inactivated human iduronate-2-sulphatase (ids) and a method for improving agents for treating hunter syndrome using the transgenic mouse are provided. The transgenic mouse expressing the inactivated human ids, which has immune tolerance to ids, does not cause an immune response to ids which is an active component of the agents for treating hunter syndrome, and thus the transgenic mouse may be effectively used to identify immunogenic factors other than the immunogenicity of the protein components of the agents.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168133

 new patent  Self-harvesting sustaining feed system for aquaponics

A self-harvesting sustaining feed system includes a tank for housing fish, a frame located above the fish tank, one or more plant floats which float atop water within shelves held by the frame, and an insect tray for housing larvae. Temporary temperature changes in the insect tray cause the larvae within the insect tray to migrate out and fall into the fish tank below.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168132

 new patent  Reduced weight live poultry hauling system

A reduced-weight poultry cage is used in conjunction with a reduced-weight trailer to transport live poultry for maximizing the poundage of poultry being transported while reducing the number of trips and fuel expenses. The poultry cage includes a combination of aluminum and plastic elements that reduce cage weight, provide for nesting of cages in stacks as well as easy replacement of failed parts. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168131

 new patent  Walkway device and method for quantitative analysis of gait and its modification in rodents

A system and method for quantitatively assessing the changes in control of asymmetric locomotor behavior of an animal comprising analyzing the phase modulation in response to imposed asymmetric stepping tasks for quantitatively assessing changes in control of asymmetric locomotor behavior. A walkway gait device is provided comprising an elevated grid having at least one platform having a face and at least two or more pegs located in front or back of said platform, wherein each peg has a pressure sensor or switch in communication with a detection unit for capturing the pressure detected by one or more of the pressure sensors or switches. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168130

 new patent  Method for applying an agrochemical to an agricultural area of interest

The present disclosure is directed to a method for applying an agrochemical to an agricultural area of interest based on information generated from a remote sensing survey. A remote sensing survey is performed within or adjacent to the agricultural area of interest wherein the survey generates remotely sensed data. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168129

 new patent  Non-metallic animal travel leash and harness

A number of mechanisms are provided for aiding in animal handling through various security screening processes. An animal control implement makes it possible to undergo security screening while maintaining control of the animal while also not generating any security related false rejects.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168128

 new patent  Anti-pull collar attachments for usage with animal collars

Embodiments of an anti-pull collar attachment are provided. In one embodiment, the anti-pull collar attachment includes a collar attachment interface having a collar guideway through which a segment of an animal collar is routed to removably mount the collar attachment to the animal collar. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168127

 new patent  Rawhide animal chew including micropores and method of forming

A microporous animal chew comprising a rawhide sheet having a thickness in the range of 0.1 millimeters to 3.0 millimeters and a plurality of micropores extending through said rawhide sheet. The rawhide sheet provides a digestible yet chewable and durable animal chew.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168126

 new patent  Pet food feeding system

A pet food feeding system for effectively distributing and dispensing food to an animal in a controlled manner. The pet food feeding system generally includes a container having a floor, a sidewall extending upwardly from the floor, and an upper opening defined by an upper perimeter of the sidewall. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168125

 new patent  Recreational device for pets

A restraint device is for an animal. The restraint device may include a base attached to a ground, a shaft supported in the base, and a rotatable attachment point on the shaft for a leash for the animal. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168124

 new patent  Temporary pet kennel

The temporary pet kennel is an apparatus that serves as a temporary housing and a bed for a pet. The temporary pet kennel includes an elongated enclosure, a cushion, a plurality of fasteners, and at least one ventilation hole. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168123

 new patent  Method and system for monitoring air flow impurity within an animal cage

A method and system for monitoring conditions of an animal cage. An animal caging system including a plurality of animal cages removably connected to an exhaust. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168122

 new patent  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.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168121

 new patent  Pet waste disposal device

The pet waste disposal device has a stabilization pillar mounted in a protection frame. The bottom part of the pillar is fitted with a pheromone reservoir and the top part of the protection frame is fitted with an absorption pad and then a filtration pad. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168120

 new patent  Methods and compositions for enhanced biomass production and increased abiotic stress tolerance

This invention relates to methods for increasing carbon fixation, increasing biomass production and/or increasing abiotic stress tolerance in a plant comprising: introducing into a plant, plant part, and/or plant cell a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a ferredoxin polypeptide and/or a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a biotin ligase polypeptide to produce a stably transformed plant, plant part, and/or plant cell, wherein said heterologous polynucleotides are from a bacterial and/or an archaeal species. Further provided are plants, plant parts and plant cells produced by the methods of the invention.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168119

 new patent  Building foundation drainage ground water supply and use system

A sump sprinkler system for use with residential and commercial buildings. The sump sprinkler system comprises a system controller and a sprinkler pump in communication with the system controller. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168118

 new patent  Systems and methods for enhanced production and managment of agricultural yields

The present disclosure includes systems and methods for managing, cultivating, producing, preparing and distributing agricultural products. Apparatus designed to improve agricultural yield and crop performance are also disclosed. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168117

 new patent  Emitter and drip irrigation tube

This emitter (120) comprises, downstream of a first pressure reducing flow path, a discharge amount adjustment part and a discharge part. The discharge amount adjustment part communicates with the discharge part via two flow paths: a first hole (173); and a communication flow path including a second hole (174) and a second pressure reducing flow path. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168116

 new patent  Emitter and drip irrigation tube

This emitter (120) has a first valve seat part (174) provided around a hole (173) which forms a portion of a flow path between a reduced-pressure flow path and a discharge part. The first valve seat part (174) is formed by a three-step recessed circumferential surface, and is provided with one groove (175) which intersects said three-step recessed circumferential surface, and becomes shallower as said groove approaches the hole (173). ...

06/21/18 / #20180168115

 new patent  Stump cutter disc with recessed tooth pockets

One stump cutter cutting wheel disclosed herein includes a wheel structure having left and right sides and being rotatable about a central axis extending between the left and right sides. The left and right sides define receptacles having depths measured in an orientation extending along the axis. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168114

 new patent  Variable height trellis

This invention relates to a variable height trellis system to be used with a basket that includes multiple strands that are flexible with means to engage climbing plants and vines, to allow the climbing plants and vines to grow along the trellis, thereby creating attractive plant creations.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168113

 new patent  Plant treatment material

Described is a reflective ground cover sheet material (1) in which longitudinally extending opposite side margins (a) of the sheet material are stronger than a longitudinally extending center section between the side margins of the material. Also described is a reflective ground cover sheet material (1) having longitudinally extending opposite side margins (a) of the sheet material of lower porosity than a longitudinally extending center section between the side margins of the material.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168112

 new patent  Plant purification device and control method thereof

The present disclosure relates to a plant purification device and control method thereof. A plant purification device includes a plant purification unit and a physicochemical purification unit with adjustable use efficiency, wherein, the physicochemical purification unit is communicated with the plant purification unit; the plant purification device further includes a control module, a contaminant concentration sensor for detecting concentration of indoor contaminants, an air speed detector for detecting air speed of gas entering the plant purification unit, and a fan for driving gas to be supplied into the plant purification unit from the physicochemical purification unit, wherein, the control module is used to adjust the use efficiency of the physicochemical purification unit according to the concentration of indoor contaminants, adjust rotating speed of the fan according to a detection signal of the air speed detector, and further control the air speed of the gas entering the plant purification unit.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168111

 new patent  Sapling growing apparatus and sapling growing method

A sapling growing apparatus includes: a carriage including racks in eight tiers and traveling along a circulation path in indoor space externally shielded from light and externally heat insulated; an led mounted on the carriage and emitting light to the multiple saplings in a tray on the racks; a watering unit arranged in the indoor space and supplying water to the saplings in the tray; a water vapor generator and a cold air flow generator that creates given temperature and humidity environment in the indoor space; and an illumination management unit that creates light environment distinguishing between day and night artificially by turning on and off the led. A large number of saplings are grown uniformly on a large scale while being moved in a circular pattern under the artificial growing environment.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168110

 new patent  Facilities and method for cultivating plants

The present invention relates to facilities for cultivating plants, said facilities essentially consisting of a combination of a conventional greenhouse and a shelf that is preferably automatically operable. In this respect, particularly advantageous combinatorial effects are achieved which drastically increase the degree of volume utilization of greenhouses and simultaneously considerably reduce staff costs for cultivating plants as well as for the harvest. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168109

 new patent  Flower pot

A flower pot includes a main body and a water collection basin. The main body has a receiving cavity and at least one opening formed on a bottom portion thereof. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168108

 new patent  Modular plant growth system

A growth system based on gravity fed irrigation and collection, integrated illumination suitable for plant growth, and growth pods installable in the system containing seeds or young plants and a growth medium. In some embodiments, the pods may be separate entities preloaded with dormant seeds and growth medium from a provider , and when installed in the system at an angle from vertical, germinate and grow when the system exposes the installed pods to suitable predetermined irrigation and illumination cycles for the particular plant varieties in the pods.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168107

 new patent  System and methodology that facilitates commercial scale irrigation via plant injection

An irrigation system is disclosed, which includes a pressurized fluid source having at least one fluid output line, and a plurality of fluid lines coupled to the at least one fluid output line. Here, each of the fluid lines comprise an injectable nozzle configured to inject fluid into an outer xylem layer of a dicotyledon plant, and the pressurized fluid source maintains a pressure level that facilitates the injection of fluid via a transpiration of the dicotyledon plant. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168106

 new patent  Methods for providing grafted calibrachoa and products thereof

The present invention discloses a grafted calibrachoa plant. The grafted plant comprises a selected rootstock engrafted with a calibrachoa scion. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168105

 new patent  Mixed air flow fan for aerating an agricultural storage bin

An agricultural storage system including an agricultural storage bin for storing agricultural products therein. At least a mixed air flow fan is connected to the agricultural storage bin for generating an air flow and air pressure and providing the same to the agricultural storage bin.. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168104

 new patent  Drive system for paddle belt conveyor

A drive system for a paddle belt conveyor comprises a drive shaft and a drive roller rotationally driven by the drive shaft about a first axis. The drive roller exerts traction on a belt of the belt conveyor. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168103

 new patent  Stalk roll

A hybrid flute for a stalk roll may be configured with a sharp edge positioned between a first blunt edge and a second blunt edge along a length of the flute edge. The flute edge may extend radially outward from a main cylinder of the stalk roll. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168102

 new patent  Automated system for coupling a harvesting header drivetrain

A header drivetrain coupling system including a harvester driveline mounted to a harvesting vehicle and a header driveshaft mounted to a detachable header. The harvester driveline is supported for rotation at an inboard end on a feederhouse and at an outboard end on a header tilt frame even when the header is detached therefrom. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168101

 new patent  Method for operating a cutting unit

The present invention relates to a method for operating a cutting unit (1) that has a cutter bar (6) that is operated rigidly or flexibly, depending on the harvest conditions, which can be operated in at least two different operating modes, wherein the cutting unit (1) includes a first sensor assembly (1) disposed on the cutting unit (1) that can be deactivated, which is for operating the cutting unit (1) in a first operating mode, and a second sensor assembly (17) for operating the cutting unit (1) in a second operating mode, wherein, when switching between the at least two operating states, the first sensor assembly (13) or the second sensor assembly (17) is activated without interruption in operation, to execute a distance determination, depending on the selected operating mode.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168100

 new patent  Combine harvester

There is a need for a combine harvester which may enhance the detection precision of a gain culm sensor by reliably bringing grain culms into contact with the grain culm sensor. The combine harvester includes: a harvest frame 11 that receives grain culms cut by a reaping device; a rake-in auger 12 that is disposed within the harvest frame 11 so as to be rotatable about a rotary axis x1 extending in a right/left direction of the harvester body, and that conveys the grain culms inside the harvest frame 11 in a right/left direction of the harvester body and rakes in the grain culms toward the rear of the harvester body; and a feeder 13 that is communicatively connected to a rear wall of the harvest frame 11, and that conveys the grain culms raked in by the rake-in auger 12 toward the rear of the harvester body. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168099

 new patent  Slats for use within a material moving system of an agricultural combine

A slat for use within a material moving system of an agricultural combine may include a connector web extending in a lengthwise direction of the slat between a first end and a second end and in a widthwise direction of the slat between a front side and a rear side of the slat. The connector web may also define an outer surface and an inner surface. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168098

 new patent  Spool for straight through line feed vegetation trimmer apparatus with modules and spokes

A trimmer head for use with either clockwise or counterclockwise trimmer heads, including the use of a bidirectionally dispensing spool. Various locations of passages straight through the trimmer head and spool are shown along with various locations of components of the ratcheting mechanism to allow for winding of the trimmer line on the trimmer head and for limiting the amount of line dispensed during “bumping” of the trimmer head knob on the ground. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168097

 new patent  Robotic lawn mowing boundary determination

A method of mowing an area with an autonomous mowing robot comprises storing, in non-transient memory of the robot, a set of geospatially referenced perimeter data corresponding to positions of the mowing robot as the mowing robot is guided about a perimeter of an area to be mowed, removing from the set of perimeter data one or more data points thereby creating a redacted data set and controlling the mowing robot to autonomously mow an area bounded by a boundary corresponding to the redacted data set, including altering direction of the mowing robot at or near a position corresponding to data in the redacted data set so as to redirect the robot back into the bounded area.. . ...

06/21/18 / #20180168096

 new patent  Product distribution device comprising a pressure controller

A distribution device to distribute a product on a surface, such as agricultural land is provided that includes at least one distribution ramp element and a product distribution circuit. The distribution circuit includes an input port in fluid communication with a product source and a plurality of nozzles fluidly linked in series. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168095

 new patent  Multiple agricultural product application method and systems

A method and system for planting one of a plurality of seed types, hybrids and/or varieties is provided. A planter is provided with a plurality of row units. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168094

 new patent  Systems, methods, and apparatus for soil and seed monitoring

Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring soil properties including soil moisture, soil electrical conductivity and soil temperature during an agricultural input application. Embodiments include a soil reflectivity sensor and/or a soil temperature sensor mounted to a seed firmer for measuring moisture and temperature in a planting trench. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168093

 new patent  Work vehicle and method for controlling work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a memory and circuitry. The memory is to store a travel route and work action information based on which the work vehicle is to execute at least one work action while the work vehicle travels based on the travel route. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168092

 new patent  Apparatus for combining planting implements

An apparatus for combining planting implements enables an operator of a tractor to use both a conventional cultivating implement and a conventional broadcasting implement simultaneously. The apparatus is rigidly affixed to a conventional cultivating implement and comprises a support frame, a pair of brackets, and a connection bar. ...

06/21/18 / #20180168091

 new patent  Angle adjustable connecting part for farm equipment and hand tools

The present invention relates to an angle adjustable connecting part for farm equipment and hand tools, which can easily detach a working part of farm equipment and a hand tool from a sack, and can be adjusted at various angles to allow many types of farm equipment to be interchangeably used. The present invention is configured such that: a connecting part is formed on the front end of a working part of farm equipment or a hand tool, a connecting part is also formed on the front end of a sack, and the working part and the sack can be coupled through the connecting parts; the connecting part has a fixing hole formed in the center thereof, and multiple angle adjusting holes are formed concentrically outward from the fixing hole; a fixing hole is formed at the center outward from the connecting part, and a fixing plate is provided having a fixing protrusion that is inserted into the angle adjusting hole formed outward thereon. ...

06/21/18 / #(d) an applicator comprised of a rod with a proximal end affixed to the closure and a distal end terminating in an enlarged portion,

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06/21/18 / #(c) subsequently expanding the extrudate,

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06/21/18 / #(c) a closure for the receptacle,

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06/21/18 / #(b) the mixture is extruded in the presence of water and/or whey, applying a temperature gradient of about 20 to about 200° c. and a pressure in the range of 1 to about 200 bar, and

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06/21/18 / #(b) a wiper affixed within the neck and having an internal barrel portion,

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06/21/18 / #(a2) about 75 to about 25% by weight a plant protein and/or a fibre material

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06/21/18 / #(a1) about 25 to about 75% by weight dairy proteins, and

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06/21/18 / #(a) a receptacle with a neck and having stored therein a treatment composition containing microscopic three dimensional spherical structures having membranous outer walls and secluded internal spaces,

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06/21/18 / #(a) a mixture, containing or consisting of

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Flat pack end table and coffee table

A flat pack table comprises a first straight bar, a second straight bar, a first u-shaped bar, a second u-shaped bar, and a rectangular table top. The flat pack table is arrangeable into a compact state in which the first u-shaped bar and second u-shaped bar are nested around the table top and the straight bars. ...

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Apparatus for treating a substance with wave energy from an electrical arc and a second source

A substance is treated using a device having: (a) a volute or cyclone head, (b) a throat connected to the volute or cyclone head, (c) a parabolic reflector connected to the throat, (d) a first wave energy source comprising a first electrode within the volute or cyclone head that extends through the outlet into the opening of the throat along the central axis, and a second electrode extending into the parabolic reflector and spaced apart and axially aligned with first electrode, and (e) a second wave energy source disposed inside the throat, embedded within the throat or disposed around the throat. The substance is directed to the inlet of the volute or cyclone head and irradiated with one or more wave energies produced by the first and second wave energy sources as the substance passes through the device.. ...

06/14/18 / #the refill part being assembled in a removable manner with the base, in such a way that the receptacle of the refill part is received in the internal compartment of the base.

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06/14/18 / #the invention relates to a packaging box (10) for at least one cosmetic item (40), comprising:

L'oreal

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06/14/18 / #suggested is a delivery system for food additives, comprising or consisting of the following components:

Symrise Ag

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06/14/18 / #a spray device for spraying a fluid may include a reservoir to hold the fluid; a hose connected to the reservoir to convey the fluid; a handle to connect to the hose; a telescoping dispensing shaft connected to the handle to convey the fluid; and a dome connected to the telescoping dispensing shaft to encapsulate the excess drift.

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06/14/18 / #a refill part (14) comprising a receptacle (39, 50) intended to receive a first cosmetic item (40),

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06/14/18 / #a concentrated coffee composition comprising the following components (a), (b) and (c);

Kao Corporation

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06/14/18 / #a base (16) defining an internal compartment (26),

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06/14/18 / #20180160895

Ophthalmological patient interface

A number of rib members, the rib members projecting separately from each other from the top wall into the negative pressure cavity between the circumferential outer wall and the optical passage.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160894

Forecasting eye condition progression for eye patients

Aspects extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for forecasting eye condition progression for eye patients. When a patient visits an eye practitioner, the patient (or when appropriate their guardian) may be interested in the current eye condition as well as a prediction of eye condition progression in the future and/or as the patient ages. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160893

Endoscope and method of use

Endoscopes include a shaft having a diameter extending about a longitudinal axis to a distal housing. An image sensor is carried by the distal housing, and a channel extends through the shaft and distal housing. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160892

Radial imaging system and method

A radial imaging system is provided for capturing an image of an object which extends radially around an image sensor in an object plane. A reflector (42) is used for reflecting incident light (46) to a generally axial direction. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160891

Track lighting system

A system includes a housing assembly having a top, side, middle, and bottom portions, a pair of hollow, tubular, elongated members having a top and a bottom end, the top portion of the housing assembly attached to the bottom end of the elongated members, the top end of the one or more elongated members having a brackets configured and arranged to mount to an overhead surface area, one or more ambient lighting assemblies attached to side portions and top portion of the housing assembly to provide general lighting, each ambient lighting assembly including an ambient housing and fluorescent bulbs, a horizontal tracking rail suspended attached to a bottom portion of the housing assembly, the tracking rail extending along a portion of the housing assembly, a carriage mechanism slidably engaging the tracking rail, and an intra-oral light assembly connected to the carriage mechanism.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160890

Preheating device for endoscopy

A preheating device for endoscopy includes a flexible bag, a plurality of first welded joint, and a mark member. The flexible bag is disposed with a saturated sodium acetate solution and a trigger. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160889

Method for washing treatment tool stand

A method for washing a treatment tool stand of an endoscope using a stand washing tool having a first washing member formed to a first height position and a second washing member formed to a second height position lower than the first height position. The washing method comprises a first washing member inserting step of inserting the first washing member into a gap between a stand storage wall section of the endoscope and the treatment tool stand; a second washing member abutting step of making the second washing member abut against a treatment tool guide surface of the treatment tool stand; and a stand washing tool moving step of moving the stand washing tool along the treatment tool guide surface in a state where the first washing member is inserted into the gap and the second washing member is made to abut against the treatment tool guide surface.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160888

Imaging mini-scope for endoscope system

An imaging mini-scope for use with an endoscope system includes an elongated body having a first length. The elongated body includes at least one passage extending along the first length. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160887

Systems and methods for throat imaging

A portable handheld system for imaging of a throat of a patient, including: a mouthpiece including at least one bite guide for stabilizing the mouthpiece with respect to teeth of the patient when the patient bites on the at least one bite guide; intraoral optics operable to collect light from the throat of the patient and to direct the light towards an imaging sensor; and an imaging sensor operable to capture light directed by the intraoral optics to provide an image of the throat; wherein a mechanical connection between the mouthpiece and the intraoral optics constrains a spatial relationship of the intraoral optics with respect to the mouthpiece so that when the patient bites on the at least one bite guide: the intraoral optics is stabilized by the mouthpiece inside a mouth of the patient having a fov which includes at least part of a tonsil of the patient.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160886

Spray cap for chromoendoscopy

A spray cap for use with an endoscope. The endoscope includes a liquid channel and an open channel. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160885

Endoscopy based medical devices, methods, and innovations

Disclosed are a system, a device, and a method of a lubricant applicator device to be used with an insertion tube of an endoscope. In one embodiment, a video system center having a processor and a memory; a monitor coupled with the video system center; a light source coupled with the video system center; an endoscope coupled the video system center having a control section; an insertion tube having a camera at a distal end of the insertion tube that permits viewing of an area of an internal structure that is directly in front of the camera; and a mirror to be mechanically extendable at a distance from the camera and reflected backward, so that the camera permits viewing of an area behind the camera through a reflection of an image produced by the mirror when an operator of the endoscope utilizes the control section of the endoscope.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160884

Imaging apparatus with balloon and shaped tip

Exemplary imaging apparatuses are described. Various imaging apparatuses may implement optical coherence tomography (oct) and/or optical frequency domain imaging (ofdi) gastrointestinal tissue imaging methods and technologies. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160883

Deflection movement transmission means, endoscope bending control means and endoscope

The invention relates to a deflection movement transmission means including a control pivot member for effecting a deflection movement, and a base body including a ball head on which the control pivot member for effecting a deflection movement is arranged such that a pivot movement of the control pivot member can be performed relative to the base body. The control pivot member includes an inner shell, which is elastic or made of several movable pieces and has an inner surface facing towards the ball head. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160882

Shape detection device

A shape detection device includes a flexible insertion section, a curved-shape detection sensor and a flexible exterior tube member arranged in the insertion section. The sensor includes an optical fiber, one or more detecting parts to change characteristics of light propagated by the optical fiber in accordance with a curved shape of the optical fiber, and a light detector. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160881

Apparatus operation device, apparatus operation method, and electronic apparatus system

In an endoscope system according to an embodiment of the present invention, it is not necessary to touch an actual keyboard, mouse, or button to operate an endoscope apparatus, and thus it is not necessary to shift an instrument from one hand to the other hand or peel of/put on gloves in a medical setting. Accordingly, a necessary operation can be easily performed by using a line of sight and a gesture. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160880

Dishwasher illuminating system

In one aspect, a dishwasher having sidewalls at least partially defining a treating chamber and defining an access opening, a rack rail mount, and a rack rail coupled to the tub mount slidably mounting a dishrack. The tub mount includes at least a light source and an electrical connection configured to provide electrical connection from the light source to a wiring harness adjacent the sidewall.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160879

A dishwasher comprising a heat pump

The present invention relates to a dishwasher comprising a body; a heat pump that is disposed inside the body and that has a first heat exchanger providing the heating of the water to be used in the washing step, a second heat exchanger transferring the heat received from the first heat exchanger to the wash water and a compressor fluidly connected to the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger, realizing the refrigerant cycle; a water collection tank that is disposed just under the first heat exchanger, wherein the water condensing on the first heat exchanger is collected, and a water softening unit that enables the water taken from the mains to be softened so as to be used in the washing step.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160878

Dishwasher with controlled dry cycle

A dishwasher configured for drying dishes with the dishwasher having a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and a closed loop condensation system for extracting liquid from air within a treating chamber of the dishwasher and a controller configured to control the dry cycle for drying of the dishes in the treating chamber of the dishwasher.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160877

Methods of operating dishwasher with illuminable user interface

A method of operating a dish treating appliance includes a user interface disposed along the top edge of a door for selectively opening and closing access to a treating chamber. The user interface can be illuminated and operating the user interface can include operating a user input mode when the door is open and a status mode when the door is closed.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160876

Cleaning tool

A cleaning tool comprises a mop, a cleaning base and a bucket, wherein the mop comprises a mop rod, and a cleaning head provided with a wiper is arranged at the lower end of the mop rod; the cleaning base is connected to the bucket through a guide rail and can move up and down relative to the bucket in a guided mode through the guide rail; the cleaning base can abut against the wiping surface of the cleaning head erected in the bucket and can move up and down relatively. The cleaning tool is characterized in that a water pumping device is arranged in the bucket or between the cleaning base and the bucket, and the cleaning base moves up and down relative to the bucket so that the water pumping device can be driven to deliver water in the bucket to the wiping surface of the cleaning head of the mop for cleaning. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160875

Fibrous structures having a contact surface

Fibrous structures, for example pre-moistened fibrous structures, having a novel contact surface (micro protrusion surface) and methods for using the fibrous structures and making the fibrous structures are provided.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160874

Split core fibrous structures

Cleaning pads, for example pre-moistened cleaning pads, that are suitable for attachment to an implement, such as a cleaning pad holder and handle, wherein the cleaning pads a split core component, and methods for making same are provided.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160873

Pre-moistened cleaning pads

Pre-moistened cleaning pads, for example floor cleaning pads, that are suitable for attachment to an implement, such as a cleaning pad holder and handle, wherein the pre-moistened cleaning pads have an attachment portion comprising pulp fibers and a liquid composition, and methods for making same are provided.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160872

Blower and vacuum cleaner

A blower includes a rotor including a shaft disposed along a central vertical axis, a stator positioned radially outward of the rotor, a tubular housing accommodating the rotor and stator, and an impeller attached to the shaft at a position above the stator. The stator includes an annular core back portion, tooth portions extending radially inwards from the core back portion, coils wound around the tooth portions, and at least two walls circumferentially arranged with a gap therebetween. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160871

Cyclone dust collector and vacuum cleaner having the same

A vacuum cleaner disclosed that includes a cyclone dust collector. The vacuum cleaner includes a cyclone chamber configured to whirl air introduced from an inlet part to separate dust from the air and including an outlet part provided to discharge the air from which dust is separated from the cyclone chamber. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160870

Vacuum cleaner

A surface cleaning apparatus includes a base unit configured to be moved over a surface to be cleaned, an upper unit coupled with the base unit, and a handle coupled with the upper unit and moveable between a folded position and an upright position.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160869

Device for manipulating toilet seats and toilet lids

A device for manipulating toilet seats and toilet lids including a handle; a first elongated member attached to the handle; and a second elongated member attached to the handle, wherein the first elongated member and the second elongated member are configured to engage toilet seats and toilet lids for manipulation.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160868

Disinfecting wipes flex pack closure

The present invention is directed to a flex pack wipes dispensers for dispensing wipes. An exemplary wipes dispenser may include a flexible container body having an opening through which the wipes are dispensed. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160867

Package comprising a stack of absorbent tissue paper material and a packaging

A package including a stack of absorbent tissue paper material and a packaging, wherein, in the stack, the tissue material forms panels having a length, and a width perpendicular to the length, the panels being piled on top of each other to form a height extending between a first end surface and a second end surface of the stack; the absorbent tissue paper material including at least a dry crepe material, the stack, when in the package, having a selected packing density d0 of 0.25 to 0.65 kg/dm3, and exerting a force along the height of the stack towards the packaging, the packaging encircling the stack so as to maintain the stack in a compressed condition with the selected packing density d0.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160866

Over a sink retractable and extendable towel hanging apparatus

A towel bar/hanging apparatus includes a sleeve extending through a horizontal surface of a sink rim and/or countertop is located adjacent a sink, an elongate arm is slidingly received through the sleeve. The arm is slidable through the sleeve to an extended position over the sink and to a retracted position below the horizontal surface. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160865

Liquid application assembly

A liquid application assembly having interchangeable head members designed to perform a predetermined function, releasably attached it to a distal end of a main body member, insert a chosen liquid into an interior volume of the main body member, attach a cap member to a proximal end of an elongated tube member, and activate a pump member to thereby force the liquid into a contact portion of the chosen interchangeable head member to then apply the liquid to the skin of the user using via the contact portion.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160864

Symmetrical skin scraper

The invention relates to a skin scraper in the form of a blade, characterized in that said blade has two long sides a and b and two smaller sides c and d, the sides a and be having the same shape.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160863

Automatic synchronous soap dispensing and paper towel supply device

An automatic synchronous soap dispensing and paper towel supply device comprises a soap dispensing device and a paper towel supply device. The soap dispensing device comprises a soap storage means, a first sensing unit, a first wireless transmission unit and a first control unit, which are used to sense a user's hand that is close to the device, and then automatically dispense soap for hand washing; an at the same time, a wireless signal is sent to the paper towel supply device; the paper towel supply device comprises a paper towel storage means, a second sensing unit, a second wireless transmitting unit and a second control unit, which can function alone to sense a user's hand that is close to the device, and then automatically release paper towel; in addition, the paper towel supply device can receive the wireless signal sent by the soap dispensing device, such that when a user receives the soap, the paper towel can be automatically released for the user to use after hand washing, so as to achieve the object of synchronous soap dispensing and paper towel supply.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160862

Actuating mechanisms for manual dispensers

Exemplary embodiments of manual dispensers and actuating mechanisms are disclosed herein. An exemplary dispenser includes a housing, a receptacle for receiving a container of fluid and an actuating mechanism for causing fluid to be dispensed from the container. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160861

Magnetic shower curtain system

The present invention provides a magnetic shower curtain system that maintains a shower curtain in place along opposing shower enclosure walls. The magnetic shower curtain system includes a shower rod assembly, a mounting assembly, and a shower curtain assembly. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160860

Upside-down container bag

A woven or mesh bag which holds a container/bottle of any liquid, upside-down which enables the user to fully, and completely, dispense the contents of the container/bottle. This saves money by eliminating waste of the liquid product inside the container/bottle. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160859

Sandwich cutter and mould

A mould for a sandwich, the mould comprises: a base portion and a lid portion; said base portion incorporating one or more ridges, the or each ridge forming the perimeter of a design, the perimeter defining an area suitable for housing a baked good; said design enclosed by side walls on at least the base portion; said lid portion cooperating in use, when the base and lid portions are brought into cutting engagement, whereby a cutting surface of the lid portion cooperates with the or each ridge to cut any goods caught between the or each ridge and the cutting surface.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160858

Impeller for food processor

A machine (1) for homogenizing a food substance includes a container (10) delimiting a cavity (10′) for containing the food substance. The machine has an impeller (30) with an impelling member (31) having a generally disc-shaped or conically-shaped impelling surface (31′, 31″, 31′″) that is drivable in rotation about a central axial direction (30′) for imparting a mechanical effect to the food substance in the container (10) to homogenize different phases in the food substance. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160857

Hand blender blade with milling edge

A hand blender containing a blade arrangement for a domestic appliance for cutting and comminuting food containing a rotatable blade with a hub which lies at a center of rotation of the blade for receiving a shaft. The blade includes at least one cutter which extends radially and which has a cutting edge that lies on a front side in the rotational direction and defines a circular cutting zone when circulating. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160856

Splash protector for a spindle mixer or similar machine

A splash protector for a spindle mixer or similar machine is provided in order to minimize or eliminate unwanted splashing or spraying of foodstuff out of the mixing vessel during operation of the machine. The splash protector includes a splash guard mount part configured to be attached to the spindle mixer and a splash guard body removably attachable to the splash guard mount part such as by a user's hand, wherein the splash guard body is configured to be removed and attached to the splash guard mount part without the use of tools. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160855

Motor magnetic interference ring

A blender system that includes a base that is selectively and operatively engaged with a container is shown and described herein. The blender system may include a container. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160854

Food serving station and associated appliances and methods

Food preparation apparatus and associated appliance modules and methods. Appliances modules can be selectively docked at docks of an appliance interface of a base. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160853

Frying machine

A frying machine for efficiently placing ingredients into a frying basket and removing fried food from the frying basket. Ingredients are placed into, and fried food is removed from, a frying basket by moving the frying basket and a frying tank cover to above the frying tank using a first transfer mechanism, moving the frying basket and frying tank cover to a predetermined position using a second transfer mechanism, and causing the frying basket to descend to an ingredient input position or fried food output position using the first transfer mechanism, and the ingredients are placed into the frying basket and the fried food is removed from the frying basket efficiently at the ingredient input position or fried food output position separated in the horizontal direction from a position above the frying tank in a configuration equipped with the frying tank cover adapted to open and close the frying tank.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160852

Frying method and apparatus

An apparatus for frying snack foods, the apparatus including a fryer having a tubular frying section with inlet and outlet ends, the outlet end downstream relative to the inlet end. An oil supply system for supplying oil to the inlet end. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160851

Stirring fryer

A stirring fryer contains: a base, a frying holder, at least two heating devices, a motor, at least one stirrer, a drive shaft, and a gas collector. The frying holder includes topmost and bottommost bodies. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160850

Barbecue cleaning kit

A barbecue cleaning kit is provided to remove soot and grease from a barbecue apparatus. The barbecue cleaning kit includes: (i) a barbecue scraper, (ii) a barbecue scoop, and (iii) a plastic disposable bag. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160849

Portable multi-function cooking system

A portable multi-purpose cooking system is provided. The cooking system provides a grilling surface, a griddle surface, and a stove grate contained within a cooking unit. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160848

Stove

A stove includes a base seat, and a top seat disposed on the base seat. The top seat has a surrounding wall extending upwardly, a support member, and a grill grate. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160847

Electric dispensing kettle system

An electric dispensing kettle system with a dispensing kettle that seats on to docks to a control station is disclosed. The dispensing kettle includes a weighted handle for controlled or balanced pouring. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160846

Device for preparing frothy milk

A frothing device (1) to froth milk, comprising a boiler (2) for producing vapor; a pump (11) for producing pressurized air; air-vapor delivering means (4) to deliver air and vapor to the milk (18); the boiler (2) and the air pump (11) are connected to a tank (6) for separately feeding vapor and air to the mixing tank (6); the tank is connected to the mentioned air-vapor delivering means (4) to deliver air and vapor to the beverage.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160845

Cartridge with filter guard

A cartridge for forming a beverage includes a container defining an interior space, a filter, a beverage medium contained in the interior space, and a filter guard. The filter may be arranged so that liquid that interacts with the beverage medium flows through the filter to exit the interior space. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160844

Device and system for creating infused beverages

A system for creating infused beverages that includes a solvent flow management system having a pump housed in a pump body and operably coupled to a pump drive system operably configured to drive the pump to induce a flow of solvent, housed by the pump, through a solute housed in a brewing chamber to generate an infused solution. The system also includes a heating element disposed within the pump body, outside of fluid contact with the solvent, and is operably configured to activate and thermally couple with the solvent housed by the pump through conduction within a material of the pump body. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160843

Fold- and pour-over device and method for straining

The disclosed invention is a fold- and pour-over device and method for straining comprised of a perforated disc (main body possibly with a handle) that splays out into a plurality of fold-over sections pivotally connected at an interfacing center and separated by section indicators intended to overlap when the straining device is depressed into and below the rim of a holding unit atop straining material, pre-filled in the holding unit, and upon release expands out to secure to the inside diameter of the holding unit at which time liquid, either pre-heated or to be microwaved, can be poured into the holding unit and over the top of the straining device to enter and exit through the perforations and mix with the straining material as the straining device remains securely in place through multiple refills of hot water to restrain the same material until fully expended.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160842

Flavored coffee, tea filters

A method of making a flavored filter, the method comprises extracting a flavor from a flavor source; applying the flavor on a filter; and drying the sprayed filter. In another example embodiment, a method of making a composite flavored filter further includes extracting a first flavor from a first flavor source; spraying the first flavor on a first filter; extracting a second flavor from a second flavor source; spraying the second flavor on a second filter; drying the first filter and the second first filter separately; and combining the dried first filter and dried second filter to form a composite flavored coffee filter.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160841

Circulator cooker

A sous-vide circulator cooker is disclosed. A sous-vide circulator cooker can include a controller located in a sealed housing. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160840

Apparatus with a mixing device for cooking food

Apparatus for cooking foods includes an external container with protective lid of the openable type, and an extractable internal container. The internal container is open at the top and has a base wall and at least one lateral wall, a heating device connected to a possible mean to transfer the heat generated toward the surface of the internal container and a mixing device reciprocally mobile with respect to the internal container.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160839

Potato peeler

A potato peeling accessory is adapted to work with a food processor or other means of rotating it. The accessory comprises a working surface on which are formed mechanical abrasion or peeling features.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160838

Shading composite film and producing method thereof

The present disclosure provides a composite film, a producing method of the composite film, a t-die structure for producing such composite film, and the application of the composite film in curtains and composite fabrics. The composite film includes light-reflective resin regions and a light-absorptive resin region, the light-absorptive resin region is located between the light-reflective resin regions such that they are formed into an integrated composite structure. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160837

Curtain bracket for a sliding door

A curtain bracket for a sliding-door allows a curtain to be retrofitted onto a rail used for vertical blinds. The curtain bracket utilizes a bracket, a positioning arm, and a first hanger. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160836

Invertible christmas tree

An artificial christmas tree includes a central trunk broken into at least two separate portions including a fixed trunk portion and at least one rotating trunk portion. The fixed trunk extends up from an underlying base. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160835

Wirelessly powered locker

A wirelessly-powered locker comprises a transmitting antenna mounted to or embedded within a locker wall and a receiving antenna coupled to the lock. A power source connected to a transmitter transmits power to a wireless receiver in the lock via radiated wireless power. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160834

Absorbent pad holder and containment system

An absorbent pad holder and containment system includes a frame that can be adjustable in length on all sides to accommodate a varying range of absorbent pad dimensions. The frame design allows the absorbent area of the pad to remain flat while the ramped perimeter design of the frame and the corner attachment system holds the outer edge of the absorbent pad into an upward position. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160833

Plastic garment hanger with collapsible plastic hook

A plastic garment hanger having a plastic hook moveable between an upright position for displaying garments and a folded position for reducing the footprint of the hanger during packaging/transportation of pre-hung garments.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160832

Miniature hanging-type drying device

A miniature hanging-type drying device includes a main body for hanging clothes, wherein the main body is provided with a cavity, the cavity is internally provided with a heating and ventilating device used for forming a drying air flow; the main body is provided with at least one carrying portion for placing clothes, the carrying portion is communicated with the cavity, and the carrying portion is provided with an air outlet through which the drying air flow can blow towards clothes. Through the above setting, high-temperature drying air flow can be formed in the drying device, and the drying air flow blows towards the clothes on the carrying portion via the air outlet, such that the drying air flow directly contacts with the clothes, and the aim of drying the clothes can be realized. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160831

Washable straw

The present invention relates to a washable straw and, more specifically, to a straw capable of being washed after being used for drinking a beverage, by sealing or opening the lateral side of a side body by circularly rolling side bodies, connected by connective joints, or an integrally formed side body. The washable straw includes: side bodies having a predetermined thickness, and formed so as to be long in the vertical direction; connective joints made of a flexible material, and allowing the side bodies to be rolled by joining the side bodies; and a detachment means provided at both of the outermost side bodies among the side bodies connected by the connective joint so as to detach both side bodies, wherein a closely adhered state in which both side bodies overlap by rolling the plurality of side bodies is maintained.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160830

Retaining block for a cutlery-holder system for one or more items of cutlery, and cutlery-holder system having at least two retaining blocks

A retaining block for a cutlery-storage system for one or more items of cutlery includes an elongated base body, wherein the base body has a handle-region receiving portion for accommodating a handle region of at least one first item of cutlery and a tool-region receiving portion for accommodating a tool region of at least one other item of cutlery, and the handle-region receiving portion and the tool-region receiving portion are arranged so as to overlap at least partially. The handle-region receiving portion has a comb-like structure for accommodating a plurality of items of cutlery arranged one after the other along the longitudinal extension, in particular with the items of cutlery arranged in a single layer, wherein items of cutlery placed in the handle-region receiving portion can be accommodated in a lateral orientation with respect to their tool region such that broad sides of the tool regions follow one after the other in the longitudinal extension. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160829

Spill-proof cup

An embodiment in accordance with the present invention is directed to a spill-proof cup. The cup includes an innovative mechanisms to allow for a completely spill-proof and ergonomic cup. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160828

Drinking vessel products

A drinking vessel product includes a wine glass with an inner cavity filled at least partly with wine. The wine glass has a body that defines the cavity, an upper opening that is sealed with a removable seal such as a metal foil, and a smaller fill opening at the bottom. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160827

Upper-half-body auxiliary bedsheet

An upper-half-body auxiliary bedsheet includes: a rectangular covering section for covering the front surface of an upper portion of a bed; left and right folding-back sections respectively extending from left and right sides of the covering section, each section having a width greater than the thickness of the bed; a head section extending from the head side of the covering section, having a length greater than the thickness of the bed; and left and right connecting members for respectively connecting a left and right end at a boundary between the covering section and the head section, to a predetermined left and right portion at a distal end side of the head section. The bedsheet includes side portions without a bag shape, thereby facilitating the partial putting on and removing of the bedsheet. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160826

Array of hard surface cleaning products

An array of cleaning refills presented to a consumer for sale. The refills are usable with a complementary implement. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160825

Three side shoppable quick assembling display hutch

A display hutch is provided that can be made from three components adhered together to form a flat compact structure suitable for shipping. The compact structure can be positioned upright and converted into the display hutch by pushing down on support halves or by rotating inwardly side shelf panels and front shelf panels.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160824

Refrigerator

A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a door, the door, and a transparent display covering an opening of the door through which an inner space of the refrigerator is visible. The transparent display assembly includes a front panel, a rear panel, an outer spacer defining a circumferential surface of the transparent display assembly and a sealed space between the front panel and the rear panel, a display disposed inside the sealed space, a light guide plate, a display light configured to emit light to an end of the light guide plate, and a first spacer mounted on a rear surface of the front panel and configured to support the light guide plate and maintain a predetermined distance between the light guide plate and the front panel.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160823

Tray with level indication

The invention relates to a shelfing rack for storing articles like balancing weights, preferably in boxes. The shelfing system or rack is designed to enable an easy extraction of the balancing weights out of their boxes. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160822

Product management display system with trackless pusher mechanism

A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes using a trackless pusher mechanism that travels along a surface on which product is placed and one or more dividers for separating product into rows. The one or more dividers may be engaged to a front rail in two different conditions, locked and unlocked. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160821

Traveling wave air mattresses and method and apparatus for generating traveling waves thereon

A traveling wave air mattress apparatus includes an air mattress comprised of an array of laterally disposed, longitudinally spaced air bladder cells that are individually inflatable to quiescent pressure levels which provide comfortable support for a human body, and an air pressure-pulse generator controlled by a wave sequence generator for periodically introducing into sequences of the air bladder cells timed sequences of air pressure pulses which vary pressures in the cells from quiescent pressures, the air pressure variations resulting in leading and lagging soliton-like traveling waves of body support force variation which travel longitudinally over the surfaces of the pulsed air bladder cells, thus inhibiting formation of bedsores. The wave patterns may optionally simulate water waves and/or rocking motions of a boat to produce relaxing effects.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160820

Recessed air pump

A pump is disposed within an inflatable chamber of an inflatable bed. The pump is recessed within the inflatable chamber and is offset from a faceplate, which in turn is connected to a portion of the inflatable bed. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160819

Sleep pod with controlled environment

An environmentally controlled sleep pod comprises: a) a main frame having an elevated base for supporting a mattress, a mechanical system storage area, and having walls extending upwardly, with a mattress sidewall portion and rail portion; b) a mattress on the base; c) a mechanical system located in its storage area, with heating and air-conditioning and power source connector; d) feed conduit(s) connected to the mechanical system and extending up the main frame walls to the rail portion for feeding air to above the mattress; e) return conduit(s) connected to the above-mattress rail portion of the main frame walls extending down the main frame walls to the mechanical systems for returning air from above the mattress; f) a control device for heating and cooling of air at the mechanical system; and g) a moveable hood connected to the main frame and having an open position and a closed position.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160818

Paper toweling or tissue dispensing apparatus including roll overspin control

Dispenser apparatus for holding a roll of paper toweling or tissue sheet material and dispensing the sheet material, the apparatus including structure exerting drag forces on the roll to reduce overspin when pulling forces on the sheet material causing dispensing have been terminated.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160817

Assembly system used in sofa bed and a sofa bed comprising the assembly system

An assembly system used in sofa bed comprises first and second connecting rod assemblies and a member bar combination, which is composed of a plurality of member bars, each member bar is respectively connected with the first connecting rod assembly and with the second connecting rod assembly directly in a removable way. The member bars are respectively connected with the first connecting rod assembly and with the second connecting rod assembly in the form of primary-secondary rod. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160816

Air conditioning seat

An air conditioning seat including: two air outlets configured to distribute air distributed from an interior of the seat to an exterior of the seat, wherein the two air outlets are configured to receive supply of air from different air distribution paths and distribute air of different temperatures or humidity.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160815

Apparatus for head and neck support

An apparatus may include a support element and a securing element. The securing element may be coupled to the support element. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160814

Chair column arrangement

A chair column arrangement of a swivel chair includes an upright tube which has a star base at its end region and in which a support tube is rotatably mounted. An end region of support tube remote from the star base protrudes from the upright tube and carries a seat at its protruding end region. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160813

Control assembly for chair

A chair control assembly includes a base structure having first and second pivot points spaced from one another, a seat support structure coupled to the first pivot point, a back support structure coupled to the second pivot point and adapted to move between first and second positions, wherein the base structure does not move as the back support structure moves between the first and second positions, and a control link pivotably coupled to the seat support structure for rotation about a third pivot point and pivotably coupled to the back support structure for rotation about a fourth pivot point, wherein the third pivot point is rearward of the fourth pivot point when the back support structure is in the upright position, and the third pivot point moves forward relative to the fourth pivot point as the back support structure moves from the upright to reclined positions.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160812

Utility rack having end supports with folding cross-members

A utility rack includes a pair of end supports for supporting one or more shelves there between. Each end support includes a first vertical support having one or more cross members mounted thereto and a second vertical support. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160811

Grate, in particular for use as a shelf for pallet racks or heavy duty racks

A grating for use as shelves for pallet racks or heavy-duty racks, having two longitudinal sides and cross members fitted between the longitudinal sides. The, longitudinal sides are in the shape of a profile in cross section. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160810

Domed felt furniture slider

A furniture pad including a body having a floor engaging surface portion and a peripheral edge portion at least partially surrounding the floor engaging surface portion. The peripheral edge portion has a first density and the floor engaging surface portion has a second density, the first density being greater than the second density. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160809

Compartment divider assembly

A compartment divider assembly. The compartment divider assembly may comprise: one or more dividers and at least one coupler. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160808

Drive device for a movable furniture part

A drive device for a movable furniture part, in particular for a drawer, includes a lockable ejection device for ejecting the movable furniture part out of a closed position into an open position. The ejection device has a locking device with a locking position, in which the ejection device is locked, and an unlocking position, in which the ejection device is unlocked. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160807

Drive device for a movable furniture part

A drive device for a movable furniture part, in particular for a drawer, includes a push-out device for pushing the movable furniture part out of a closed position into an open position, and includes a locking device for locking the push-out device in a locked position. The locking device has a locking guide track, which is in particular cardioid, and a locking pin movable and lockable in the locking guide track. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160806

Display device

A cabinet may include an enclosure having sidewalls and a base. Further, the firearm cabinet may include a plurality of holders within the enclosure and configured to slide into and out of the enclosure at an angle other than perpendicular relative to a face of the cabinet. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160805

Slide rail mechanism and adjusting assembly for slide rail

A slide rail mechanism includes a slide rail, a resilient member, and an adjusting device. The slide rail includes a front portion and a rear portion. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160804

Anti-vibration device for an acoustic device and an audio equipment frame having an anti-vibration device

An anti-vibration device for sound equipment includes an elastic stress frame, the elastic stress frame including a stress deformation portion and a plurality of support portions, the support portions protruding toward one side with respect to the stress deformation portion. The anti-vibration device prevents most resonance from intruding into the sound equipment, the elastic stress frame and the laminate plate for supporting the sound equipment, and the sound equipment can work stably without being influenced by sound waves and resonance, so as to achieve its own due performance, naturally reducing the distortion rate of outputted sound.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160803

Shoe rack unit and corresponding shoe rack

The present invention discloses a shoe rack unit and a corresponding shoe rack, comprising: a main body, said main body is a hollow body having a hollow chamber formed by winding a strip-like structure; the opposite ends of the hollow chamber is in communication with each other, and form an opening for getting and putting away shoes. The shoe rack unit of the present invention has a simple and reasonably designed, saves raw materials, and has good air ventilation.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160802

Stackable shoe rack unit and corresponding shoe rack

The present invention discloses stackable shoe rack unit and shoe rack made therefrom, comprises: a pallet for placing shoes, both ends of the pallet extend upwardly to form a first plate and a second plate respectively; the first plate and a second plate extending toward each other at their respective extension ends to form a first support plate and a second support plate respectively; first magnetic member is provided on both upper surfaces of the first support plate and second support plate; and second magnetic member matching the first magnetic member is provided on a lower surface of the pallet. The stackable shoe rack unit may be used to form single-column-multiple-level shoe rack, or may be used to form multi-column-multi-level shoe rack, there are variety of possible ways for combination; the resulting shoe rack takes up little space, is suitable for both shopping malls and home environments, has wide range of applications, and is both practical and easy to use.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160801

Garment rack

A garment rack comprising a bottom frame having a z-shape; a first bottom vertical tube having a first end and a second end, the first end detachably connected to the bottom frame and the second end detachably connected to a first or female top frame; a second bottom vertical tube having a first end and a second end, the first end detachably connected to the bottom frame and the second end detachably connected to a second or male top frame; a first or female top frame detachably connected the first bottom vertical tube; and a second or male top frame detachably connected to the second bottom vertical tube; the male top frame detachably connected to the female top frame.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160800

Railing supported buffet

A rail-mounted buffet mountable to a railing having a top rail and one or more vertical balusters includes: a main bar buffet section having a flat surface area for supporting items on the main bar buffet section; a u-shaped channel located on an underside of the main bar buffet, the u-shaped channel having a back-side member and a front side member, wherein the back-side member and front side member are movable in relation to one another such that a width of the u-shaped channel is adjustable; a trust support having a first end and a second end, the trust support attached to the underside of the main bar buffet at the first end of the trust support; and a baluster support shaped to engage one of the one or more vertical balusters, the baluster support attached to the second end of the trust support.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160799

Height-adjustable desktop stand

The present invention relates to a height adjustable desktop stand. The height adjustable desktop stand comprises: a platform (2); a first and a second leg element (4, 7) pivotally connected to each other forming a configuration as a pair of scissors, wherein the first leg element (4) at a first end (6) thereof is pivotally connected to the platform (2), and wherein the second leg element (7) at a first end (9) thereof is adapted to be connected to the platform (2) via a locking arrangement (10) having a plurality of locking positions; and a spring element (14; 18; 24) connected between on the one hand the second leg element (7) and on the other hand the first leg element (4) or the platform (2) and being adapted to force the first end (9) of the second leg element (7) in a direction towards the first end (6) of the first leg element (4).. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160797

Emulsion method for cleaning paint brushes

The present invention describes a method and apparatus for cleaning paint brushes or paint rollers with an encapsulating fluid that can transmit hydraulic force to the paint attached to the fibers of the roller or the bristles of the brush, such that the paint becomes broken into pieces and encapsulated by the encapsulating fluid and then removed from the paint applicator.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160796

Methods and systems for extracting brushing motion characteristics of a user using an oral hygiene device including at least one accelerometer to provide feedback to a user

Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, motion information of an oral hygiene device is received from one or more accelerometers (32) located within the oral hygiene device. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160795

Disposable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush system and method

A disposable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush system and method includes a device that combines a toothbrush with a changeable head assembly connected to a body assembly that is filled with toothpaste for single or multi use. The disposable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush system and method is useful for improving the convenience of brushing teeth at home or while away from home by offering the convenience of a tooth brush filled with toothpaste with advantages for venting while filling and sealing toothpaste from hardening or drying out.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160794

Universal gutter guard cleaning brush

A brush with bristles attached to multiple sides is designed to clean any gutter guard type that is manufactured today, including reverse curve type gutter guards. The brush has a main body of reverse-oriented bristles and accommodates an extension pole on the “reverse” side. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160793

Backpack with ballistic insert

A backpack includes a compartment exhibiting a compartment opening, a flap that can be moved between a closed position to close the compartment opening and first and second open positions in which it leaves the compartment opening open after swinging over from the closed position towards the back and front of the compartment, respectively. A ballistic protection shield can be moved, passing through the compartment opening and over the head of a backpack wearer, from a storage position in the inside of the compartment to a deployed position to protect the torso of the backpack wearer. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160792

Hair treatment towel and method of making

The hair treatment towel and method of making. The hair treatment towel provides a fibrous material, such as a paper product, that is impregnated with enhancing elements that assist with the detangling and anti-frizzing of hair. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160791

Refillable packaging box for a cosmetic item

The box comprises a first (82, 86) and a second means for blocking in translation of the refill part with respect to the base, with the first means of blocking being elastically deformable in such a way as to unblock the refill part (14) with respect to the base (16).. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160790

Razor storage system and methods of use

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a razor storage system, which can be used to extend a usable lifetime of a shaving razor. The razor storage system can comprise a razor platform, an air moving device, a controller in communication with the air moving device, and a hygroscopic material, all enclosed in a sealable container. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160789

Shaving brush protective case and method of using same

A protective case for a shaving brush, comprising a central hollow tube, open on both ends, configured to fully enclose a shaving brush, and first and second caps removably affixed to opposite ends of the tube is disclosed herein. Corresponding systems and methods also are disclosed.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160788

Apparatus and method for pulling a strand of hair

A hair pulling apparatus includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, a first leg extending from the frame, a movable leg spaced apart from the first leg, the movable leg extending from the frame and movable, linearly, relative to the frame, a control system comprising a processor to execute a plurality of pulling profile instructions stored in memory, a linear actuator operatively coupled to the control system and constructed to move linearly along the longitudinal axis relative to the frame, a gripper coupled to the linear actuator, and a load cell coupled to the linear actuator. When one or more of the plurality of pulling profile instructions stored in memory are executed by the processor, the control system causes the linear actuator to retract along the longitudinal axis, applying a pulling force to a strand of hair gripped by the gripper in order to measure the pulling force.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160787

Hair tie extraction implement

A hair tie extraction implement adapted to remove hair ties and/or elastomeric bands entangled with hair from the head of a wearer. The hair tie extraction implement comprises a grippable shank, a hook, a razor blade, and an outwardly rising bill.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160786

Night rollers

This hair-rolling device provides users with a concealed, aesthetically pleasing, versatile, convenient, affordable, hair friendly method of curling hair and increasing wave span comfortably overnight. The night roller is innovative in its efficiency and results due to the simplicity and hair-friendly qualities of its two components. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160785

Hard-shell luggage with combination of shells and ring frames

A hard-shell luggage includes two shells connected together to form a storage space therein. Each of the shells has a rigid panel and an annular frame connected together. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160784

Projector optimized for mudulator diffraction effects

An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an on-state or an off-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160783

Luggage

A luggage having a case assembly, a buffer module, a pull rod module, and a plurality of wheel sets is provided. The case assembly has a first case body, a second case body, and a hold space, the second case body is correspondingly disposed to the first case body, and the hold space is defined by the first case body and the second case body. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160782

Multi-purpose portable fan

A multi-purpose portable fan, which may include a hand-held-style fan to enhance the atmosphere at an event while having a mobile device application, which may be able to summon aid when needed. The hand-held style fan may have located in a handle and/or otherwise lights, or a fan array with led lights. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160781

Parachute cord accessories

A customizable accessory assembly having a first section of paracord, a second section of paracord, and at least one insignia. The first section of the paracord is mounted to an end member and the second section of paracord may be wrapped around the first section of paracord to produce a visually appealing, sturdy accessory. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160780

Energy absorber assembly

The present invention is formed by an energy absorber and a fastener. The energy absorber has coincidingly bounded first portion and second portion and makes the top edges of the first portion and the second portion to form a diverged shape. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160779

Locking garment fastener

A fastener for a garment, particularly suited to use in a garment such as a brassiere, comprises female and male parts that interlock. The female part is connected to a first garment piece and the male part is connected to a second garment piece. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160778

Button cover and method of use

A button cover for use in covering a button to reduce or eliminate damaging of adjacent clothing such as pants, shorts, etc. Some embodiments provide a relatively thin disk shaped cover having a resilient wire button clip extending from the back side of the disk shaped cover. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160777

Foot measuring and sizing application

Systems and processes for measuring and sizing a foot are provided. In one exemplary process, at least one image of a foot and a horizontal reference object from a first point of view is captured. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160776

Foot measuring and sizing application

Systems and processes for measuring and sizing a foot are provided. In one exemplary process, at least one image of a foot and a horizontal reference object from a first point of view is captured. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160775

Reel based closure system

A reel based closure device includes a housing, a tension member, a spool that is rotatably positioned within the housing, and a tightening component that is positioned axially above the spool and that is operably coupled therewith so that an operation of the tightening component causes the spool to rotate within the housing to wind the tension member about the spool. The reel based closure device also includes a coupling component that is separate from the tension member and that frictionally engages with a distal end of the tension member so that the coupling component is removably fixed to the tension member. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160774

Shoe upper and knitting method for same

The shoe upper is tubular and has a toe, a body between the toe and the heel and including a tongue, heel, and a top line. The body includes the tongue covering the central part of instep, the right portion at the right side of the tongue covering the right side of instep and the right half of the sole, and the left portion at the left side of the tongue covering the left side of instep and the left half of the sole. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160773

Shoe outer sole with surface portions for flocking

The shoe outer sole includes a ball region and a heel region. The ball region includes a first and second longitudinally extending lobes, with a narrower third middle lobe connected therebetween, for adhering flocking to the shoe outsole. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160772

Fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear

A fluid-filled chamber is provided and includes a first barrier layer, a second barrier layer, a foam structure, and a tensile member. The second barrier layer is secured to the first barrier layer to define an interior void between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160771

Support system for footwear

An article of footwear includes a sole member, an insole, and a forefoot cushioning member. In some aspects, the sole member defines a forepart recess and a backpart aperture, and the insole is secured to a top side of the sole member. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160770

Tethered fluid-filled chambers

An article of footwear may incorporate a chamber with an outer barrier and a tether element. The barrier may be formed from a polymer material that defines an interior cavity, and tether element may be located within the interior cavity and joined to opposite sides of the barrier. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160769

Articles of footwear

A sole for an article of footwear includes a fiber-reinforced polymer plate extending from a heel area of the article of footwear to a toe area of the article of footwear, wherein flexibility of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate varies as a function of location along a longitudinal axis of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate, and wherein the fiber-reinforced polymer plate includes a stiffening layer disposed at a midfoot area of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160768

Comfort system for footwear

An outsole for an article of footwear includes a support member and a comfort member. The support member includes a body defining a forepart aperture and a backpart aperture. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160767

Shoe soles, compositions, and methods of making the same

A shoe sole composition and method for making a shoe sole are provided. The shoe sole includes a composition comprising a foamed silane-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer having a density less than 0.50 g/cm3. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160766

Vibrating foot massager

The application provides for a vibrating foot massager that resembles a common shoe. This vibrating foot massager has a number of vibrating motors which can be placed in a variety of combinations within the sole of the shoe. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160765

Waterproof and vapor-permeable sole for shoes

A waterproof and vapor-permeable sole for shoes, including: a first contoured element including at least one hollow lower portion in the plantar region, delimited by a border and including at least one through opening, at least one second contoured and flat element, which is joined in a lower region with respect to the first element; at least one functional element substantially in sheet form, which is waterproof and vapor-permeable and is joined in an upper region to provide a seal to the first element. The second element has a shorter extension than the respective hollow lower portion to define with the border a surrounding slot.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160764

Cycling shoe with lateral metatarsal expansion zone

A cycling shoe comprises a sole defining an undersurface of the cycling shoe, the sole having connection holes configured for connection of a pedal cleat to the sole. An upper is connected to the sole and defining with the sole a foot-receiving cavity. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160763

Footwear with unitary insole and strap

Unitary insole/strap layers for articles of footwear and methods for making such unitary insole/strap layers are provided. The insole/strap layers are transformed from a two-dimensional patterned base into a three-dimensional insole/strap layer, which simplifies the manufacturing process. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160762

Enhanced pointe shoe for ballet and pointe shoe conversion kit

Disclosed are devices, kits and methods for an enhanced pointe shoe for ballet. In some embodiments, an enhanced pointe shoe includes light-emitting diodes (leds) and sensors that may activate the leds based on the ballet performers movements. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160761

Protective headgear comprising temperature control apparatus

A protective headgear, such as a hard hat, is provided that comprises a protective outer shell, which surrounds the head of a wearer and in so doing defines a space between the head of the wearer and the underside of the outer shell; a heat-absorbing member; and a forced air ventilation apparatus. In use, the heat-absorbing member is positioned within the outer shell in the space formed between the head of the wearer and the outer shell, so that the forced air ventilation apparatus can provide a flow of ambient air from outside of the outer shell over the heat-absorbing pad within the space between the head of the wearer and the underside of the outer shell, thereby creating a cooling circulation of air around the head and face of the wearer. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160760

Protective helmet with energy storage mechanism

A protective helmet having multiple protective zones, including an inner shell having a first inner surface and a first outer surface, an outer shell having a second inner surface, a second outer surface, and at least one window defined by said outer shell, said outer shell functionally attached to said inner shell, an elastomeric zone between said first outer surface and said second inner surface, a plurality of sinusoidal springs positioned in said elastomeric zone, each of the plurality of sinusoidal springs including a first end, and a second end, a force indicator tab in operative contact with said second end of at least one of said plurality of sinusoidal springs, wherein said force indicator tab is displaced in said at least one window by said second end when said helmet is impacted with sufficient force, and a transmission device.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160759

Bicycle helmet

A bicycle helmet (10) comprising a liner (12) and a shell (14) provided around the liner (12). One or more cameras (20) are each secured within a mounting body (26) provided on a support frame (19) integrally formed within the liner (12). ...

06/14/18 / #20180160758

Cut-changing clothing based on adjustable stitching

Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for a clothing article including a first fabric having a first set of threads coupled to one another, wherein each thread in the first set of threads includes a metal compound with electropermanent magnet properties. Additionally, a second fabric may be coupled to the first fabric, wherein the second fabric includes a second set of threads having the metal compound with electropermanent magnet properties. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160757

Multiple apparel products by using fabric templates and laser finishing

Laser finishing of apparel products allows an operating model that reduces finishing cost, lowers carrying costs, increases productivity, shortens time to market, be more reactive to trends, reduce product constraints, reduces lost sales and dilution, and more. Improved aspects include design, development, planning, merchandising, selling, making, and delivering. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160756

Fabric with enhanced response characteristics for laser finishing

A fabric has enhanced response characteristics for laser finishing. The fabric can be denim for denim apparel such as jeans. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160755

False eyelash apparatus and methods

False eyelash apparatus and methods for applying false eyelashes. A false eyelash holder for holding a false eyelash has a support member for supporting the false eyelash and is adjustable to cause inversion of the false eyelash from a convex shape to a substantially concave shape. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160754

Modular lighted tree

A lighted artificial tree includes a first tree portion including a first trunk portion, first branches joined to the first trunk portion, and a first light string. The first trunk portion has a trunk connector and a first trunk wiring assembly, the first trunk wiring assembly is electrically connectable to the first light string and the trunk connector, and at least a portion of the first wiring assembly is located inside the first portion. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160753

Clothing with enhanced response characteristics for laser finishing

A fabric has enhanced response characteristics for laser finishing. The fabric can be denim for denim apparel such as jeans. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160752

Pocket pouch

Provided herein is a pocket pouch comprising one or more absorbency layers; a moisture free liner; and one or more resealable strips. Also provided herein are methods for attaching the pocket pouch to a cloth or disposable diaper, training pant, disposable bladder leak underwear, sanitary napkins, and/or disposable bib.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160751

Apparel with integrated storage

Embodiments disclosed herein describe an apparel item that integrates a plurality of storage pockets. In one embodiment, the storage pockets are staggered and arranged to secure items close to the body of the wearer, minimizing the bulk created by the stored items. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160750

Mask structure

The present invention provides a mask structure, which comprises a first mask body, a main filtering layer, an air-isolator, and a second mask body. The main filtering layer is disposed at the first mask body. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160749

Anti-fog surgical mask with a middle vapor barrier

A surgical mask having a surgical body for covering the nose and mouth of a wearer, and a surgical mask include a surgical mask body, a middle vapor barrier, and middle tie(s) or ear loop(s). The vapor barrier is positioned between a mouth and a nose of a wearer's face to inhibit vapor, e.g., the moisture in exhale.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160748

Mask

The mask of the present disclosure is adapted to be worn on a face including a main body that covers at least a portion of the face, and the main body includes a resin film having air permeability through the thickness thereof. The resin film is a non-porous film having through holes extending through the thickness of the film. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160747

Wearable devices, assemblies, systems and methods for treating substances on surfaces

The present application is directed to a wearable chest protector system operationally configured to affect substances located on one or more surfaces of interest. One suitable chest protector system is wearable for baseball purposes and includes a shoulder cap assembly constructed from one or more materials operationally configured to affect substances located on one or more surfaces of interest. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160746

Slideable and abrasion resistant flexible impact absorbing cushioning pads, clothing incorporating such pads, and methods of making and using

The present disclosure relates to flexible and conformable protection pads with cushioning regions that include integral abrasion resistant and/or slideable upper surfaces, or abrasion resistant and/or slideable shells that conform to the outer surface of the cushioning regions, which may extend downwardly from the cushioning region and may have tapered edges.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160745

Garment with localized circulation boostig feature

A garment for boosting circulation in areas of a user's body corresponding to the user's joints, having at least one fabric member of a size for at least partly covering at least one part of the user's body that includes at least one joint area lying over at least one joint of the user, and at least one muscle area lying over at least one muscle of the user, the fabric member being at least one of dimensioned and structured so as not to compress the part of the user's body covered by the fabric member, the fabric member having a heat insulating property at each joint area to be covered and a heat transmitting property at each muscle area to be covered, so that when the garment is worn, each joint area stays warmer than each muscle area to boost circulation in each joint area.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160744

Ballistic vest carrier cover with pouches for hard armor

Hard armor plate pouches incorporated in a ballistic vest carrier cover that has armor panel pockets with side openings and waist panels. The pouches are attached to the carrier cover outer layer inside the armor pockets with access through the outer layer. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160743

Wrap back bra

A sport bra having an adjustable underband tightening assembly is provided herein. The sport bra comprises a front portion having a pair of breast covering structures, a pair of shoulder straps, and a front underband segment comprising a first wing extending away from a first side of the front underband segment and terminating in a first free end and a second wing extending away from a second side of the front underband segment and terminating in a second free end. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160742

E-vaping device having a section with a removable insulator between electrically conductive and passive elements

The section of the e-vaping device includes a power supply configured to send an electrical current to a heater in the e-vaping device, control circuitry configured to cause the power supply to send the electrical current to the heater if the control circuitry senses an air flow, and a removable insulator configured to disrupt an electrical circuit including the power supply, the heater and the control circuitry, a portion of the removable insulator being positioned between electrically conductive and passive components in the electrical circuit.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160741

Aerosol delivery device including a moveable cartridge and related assembly method

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160740

Electronic smoking article and improved heater element

An electronic cigarette includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater. The heater is formed of a mesh material.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160739

Push-button structure and electronic atomizer having same

The present disclosure provides a push-button structure. The push-button structure includes a support, a push-button, and a slide block. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160738

Vaporizer

A vaporizer is disclosed. The vaporizer includes a body, an air pump, a heating block, a filling chamber, an air channel, and a control panel. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160737

Vaporizer cartridge

A refillable cartridge for a vaporizer is disclosed. The refillable cartridge includes a body housing a reservoir for storing a vaporizing product. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160736

Electronic cigarette and atomizer for same

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an atomizer including an atomizing assembly and a liquid storage tube for supplying smoke liquid to the atomizing assembly; the liquid storage tube is provided with a liquid storage cavity and a liquid outlet in communication with the liquid storage cavity; the atomizing assembly includes a base, the base is provided with an accommodating cavity and at least one atomizing cavity; the accommodating cavity is correspondingly disposed with respect to the liquid outlet, each atomizing cavity is in communication with the accommodating cavity; the atomizing assembly further includes a first liquid guiding element disposed in the accommodating cavity, and a heating element and a second liquid guiding element disposed in the atomizing cavity, wherein the first liquid guiding element is in communication with the second liquid guiding element.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160735

Electronic smoking device

An electronic smoking device (10) is provided comprising a power supply (18), a liquid reservoir (34) storing a liquid therein and having a liquid reservoir opening (35), and an atomizer (26) adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir (34) when operated by the power supply (18). Further provided are at least two plates (40, 50) provided with an adjustable spacing therebetween, wherein a liquid flow passage (60) is formed between the at least two plates (40, 50) extending from the liquid reservoir opening (35) to the atomizer (26).. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160734

Electrical aerosol generating system

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including a power supply; a controller connected to the supply; an aerosol-generating element connected to the controller; and a first sensor connected to the controller to provide a first signal to the controller in response to a first user input action, the controller being responsive to the first signal to switch from an off state to a ready state in which the controller prevents at least one function of the system but is responsive to a second user input action providing a second signal to the controller, and the controller comparing the second signal with stored data and switching from the ready state to an on state if the second signal matches the stored data, and in the on state the controller is responsive to a third user input action to switch to an active state in which the controller activates the function.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160733

Electronic vapor provision system

An electronic vapor provision system includes an electrical heater for vaporizing a liquid to form an aerosol for inhalation by a user of the electronic vapor provision system, and a communications interface for providing wireless communications. The communications interface is configured to use the heater as an antenna for the wireless communications.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160732

Smoking article for on-demand delivery of an increased quantity of an aerosol precursor composition, a cartridge, and a related method

A smoking article for on-demand delivery of an increased quantity of an aerosol precursor composition, a cartridge, and a method are disclosed. In some aspects, the cartridge includes a housing, and a reservoir disposed within the housing and defining two or more chambers each having an aerosol precursor composition therein. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160731

Universal adjustable nail assembly for concentrate volatilization and delivery

A titanium alloy nail for use in connection with the volatilization of concentrate, including cannabis extract. The nail interchanges with various standardized male and female water vessels grounded joints. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160730

Aerosol delivery device sensory system including an infrared sensor and related method

An aerosol delivery device sensory system is provided. The system may include an outer body, an atomizer, and an infrared sensor. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160729

Packaging sleeve

A sleeve operable to at least partially contain two cylindrical articles in side-by-side or back-to-back relation, the sleeve including first and second openings or a single opening in a bottom thereof and the first and second cylindrical articles contained within the sleeve such that portions of the first and second cylindrical articles are exposed outside the sleeve.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160728

Thin wall product display tube

A thin-walled polypropylene product display tube. The thin-walled polypropylene product display tube includes a tubular member having a closed end, an open end, an inner diameter and, between the closed end and the open end, a first outer diameter, the open end terminating in a flared portion having a second outer diameter, the tubular member having a wall thickness sufficient to yield a level of haze equal to or less than 8%. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160727

Multi-pass cooling drip cap

A device may include an inlet end having a first opening configured to connect to an atomizer device. The device may include an outlet end having a second opening configured to permit a user to inhale a vapor generated by the atomizer device. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160726

Smoking article with improved extinguishment

A smoking article (10) comprises a tobacco rod (11) and a filter (12) in axial alignment with the tobacco rod (11). Tipping wrapper (16) circumscribes at least a portion of the filter (12) and at least a portion of the tobacco rod (11) to secure the filter (12) in axial alignment with the tobacco rod (11). ...

06/14/18 / #20180160725

Double-layered tube of the tobacco processing industry and method for producing such a tube

The invention relates to a double-layered tube of the tobacco processing industry and a method for producing such a tube. When applying a positioning adhesive, it is provided to apply said adhesive with an application thickness of 10 μm to 80 μm.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160724

Hydrophobic smoking article tube

A smoking article tube includes an elongated tube having a mouthpiece segment at a first end and an empty smokable material cavity defined by a second end of the elongated tube opposing the first end. A hydrophobic tube region includes hydrophobic groups covalently bonded to the elongated tube.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160723

Dehydration of tobacco and tobacco-derived materials

A method of modifying the moisture level of (e.g., dehydrating) a tobacco plant or portion thereof, a tobacco-derived material, a tobacco product, or a tobacco additive is provided herein. The methods of dehydration disclosed herein can provide various benefits relative to traditional drying techniques, including providing retention of various beneficial components present in green tobacco (e.g., organoleptic compounds and proteins). ...

06/14/18 / #20180160722

Vapor production system

A device for producing inhalable vapor is disclosed. The device including an air pump, a heater, a supply of vapor produce, a compressor, and an outlet. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160721

Method for providing a particulate tobacco product and device for the tobacco-processing industry

Method for providing a particulate tobacco product and a device of the tobacco processing industry for performing the method. After harvesting tobacco plant, the method includes shredding the harvested tobacco plant and processing the shreds of the tobacco plant to form flat reconstituted tobacco material. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160720

Apparatus and method for producing a three-dimensional food product

A freeform fabrication system for the production of an edible three-dimensional food product from digital input data is disclosed. Food products are produced in a layer-by-layer manner without object-specific tooling or human intervention. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160719

Process for encapsulating hydrophobic substances

A method is for generation of capsules containing hydrophobic substances, in particular oily substances. The capsules are coated with a film of calcium alginate.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160718

Fodder mixing wagon

A fodder mixing wagon, comprising a mixing container containing a mixing device, which is adapted to be driven in a mixing process of at least two fodder components, and at least one electronically operable sensor system having a head and used for determining fodder values of at least one fodder component, the head is arranged such that it is operable in the interior of the fodder mixture during the mixing process for determining fodder values of all loaded fodder components and/or the mixing accuracy of the fodder mixture.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160717

Slicing apparatus and method for making vegetable slices

A stationary slicing head assembly for use with a centrifugal slicing machine for cutting vegetables into slices. The assembly includes a plurality of slicing shoes serially arranged around an impeller having an axis of rotation. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160716

Juice extractor

The invention provides a juice extractor (100) comprising a hopper (130) and a drivetrain (160) releasably coupled together. The releasable coupling comprises a lever arrangement (200) which pivots to operate a locking member (208), thereby to open or close a bayonet type coupling.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160715

Protein hydrolysates and methods of making same

The present disclosure generally relates to methods of preparing protein hydrolysates for use in pediatric nutritional compositions. Specifically, alpha-, beta- and/or kappa casein enriched casein, acid casein or caseinates can be hydrolyzed with proteases such as trypsin (trypsin-like), chymotrypsin (chymotrypsin-like), pepsin and/or plasmin to produce a hydrolysate that is close to the peptide composition of human breast milk.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160714

Nutritional compositions containing butyrate and uses thereof

Provided are nutritional compositions containing dietary butyrate. Further disclosed are methods for reducing the incidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in a target subject via administering the nutritional composition containing dietary butyrate to the target subject. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160713

Methods of screening

The present invention relates to a discovery platform for screening one or more streptococcus, lactobacillus or propionibacterium bacterial strains for the ability to produce and/or produce a high yield of galactooligosaccharides (gos) comprising assessing the β-galactosidase activity of a strain under growth conditions and identifying whether the activity has: a) miller unit which are equal to or greater than about 60 for streptococcus or lactobacillus strains; or b) miller unit which are equal to or greater than about 3 for propionibacterium strains. The present invention also relates to compositions incorporating gos produced from bacterial strains identified by the screening process.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160712

Compositions and methods of production thereof

The present invention relates to a prebiotic composition comprising a galacto oligosaccharide (gos) produced from one or more propionibacterium bacterial strains, wherein the gos acts as a selective growth medium for propionibacterium bacterial strains, and wherein the gos is substantially the same as the form produced by reverse β-galactosidase reaction for propionibacterium bacterial strains. The present invention also relates to methods of producing gos and related composition incorporating the gos and is particularly useful in increasing propionate levels in colon of an individual so as to promote the growth of propionate secreting bacteria and regulate appetite.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160711

Food and liquid compositions for human consumption containing flower pollen

Flower pollen may be added to one or more types of food or liquid compositions for human consumption. The one or more types of food or liquid compositions for human consumption may include, but are not limited to, honey substitutes, plant-based waters, and plant-based foods. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160710

Delivery system for food additives and its preparation

Characterized in that the delivery system is an oil-in-water emulsion.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160709

Bitter taste removing preparation and method

The current invention relates to a gargle dosage formulation and a method for removing the bitter taste in oral medication or food. Particularly, this bitter-removal formulation comprises at least one of two preparations, the first preparation and the second preparation. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160708

Dried products made from fruit and/or vegetables and production methods

The dried products of the present invention provide snacks (so-called crispy smoothies) having a particularly high proportion of fruit, which, owing to their production at low temperatures with extensive exclusion of oxygen, are distinguished by a high level of preservation of oxidation- and temperature-sensitive, but valuable, fruit constituents and which have an intense flavor and also a homogeneous appearance which is attractive in terms of color.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160707

Method for producing non-fried, instantly-restored container-type dry noodles

The present invention relates to a method for producing cup-type non-fried dry instant noodles. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for producing cup-type dry instant needles, comprising the steps of: (a) mixing and kneading a raw material to make a noodle sheet; (b) making noodle strands from the noodle sheet, and waving the noodle strands; (c) steaming the waved noodle strands to make steamed noodles; (d) cutting and weighing the steamed noodles, and placing the weighed steamed noodles in a drying box; and (e) drying the placed steamed noodles in the drying box at a high temperature of 140 to 180° c. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160706

Dry ice beverage delivery apparatus

A method and apparatus for providing dry ice with a beverage is provided. Providing dry ice with the beverage includes causing a vessel containing pressurized carbon dioxide to expel the pressurized carbon dioxide into a trap, thereby forming dry ice and opening the trap. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160705

Deacidified juice and method of production thereof

Cranberry is a typical fruit from north america having a very high acidity that makes raw juice hardly acceptable for consumers. Electrodialysis with bipolar membrane (edbm), an ecofriendly technology, allows the deacidification of cranberry juice and the production of pure acids without any chemical consumption due to the bipolar membrane in-situ generation of proton and hydroxyl species from water. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160704

Protein-based dry-expanded food product and method for producing same

The invention relates to a dry-expanded food product comprising at least the following ingredients: a food-grade protein concentrate made of animal or plant protein; a food-grade texturizer selected from the group consisting of plant-derived hydrocolloids and gelling agents, proteolytic additives and the hydrolysis products thereof, and acidifying agents and the salts thereof; and residual water. The invention also relates to a thermally expandable precursor able to shape this dry-expanded food product, as well as the corresponding preparation methods.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160703

Pulse and cereal protein frozen composition

A frozen confection which is essentially free of ingredients of animal origin, such as milk ingredients, yet which includes good quality protein. Notwithstanding the minimized or absent animal derived ingredients, the product provides the sensory experience of ice cream. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160702

Sealed pack of ingredients for an individual smoothie, and associated methods and apparatuses

A sealed pack (440) contains quantities of ingredients to make an individual smoothie portion. The ingredients comprise a flavour ingredient (410) such as pieces of fruit (strawberries, raspberries, mango), a frozen portion of liquid (420) such as water, fruit juice, milk, coffee or tea; and a consistency ingredient (430) such as ice-cream, sorbet and yoghurt. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160701

Frozen product and method of providing same

There is provided a frozen food product, such as frozen juice, and the method of providing same. This involves cooling the food product, such as a juice, to a slurry temperature within a freezing temperature range for the juice to provide a slurry, the juice slurry comprising a liquid juice component and a frozen juice component; providing the juice slurry to a container; and freezing the juice slurry within the container.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160700

Alcohol-containing candy product

The present invention relates to a candy product in the sense of hard or soft candy of a new candy material, comprising at least two components (a) and (b), which may have at least one interface to each other in the candy product and therewith may form a composition of alternating compositions (a)/(b)/(a) etc. In the candy product, and which contains alcohol or alcoholic liquids in this candy material, wherein the alcohol or alcoholic liquids in the component (b) is bound in a carrier matrix and substantially homogeneous distributed throughout the solid candy material. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160699

Process for producing a seed slurry and apparatus therefore

A process for producing a seed slurry (ssy) in a seed slurry apparatus (ssa) from solid seed particles (ssp) is disclosed, the seed slurry apparatus (ssa) comprising an input zone (iz) and a heating zone (hz), the input zone (iz) feeding the heating zone (hz) and the heating zone (hz) comprising a heating arrangement (ha), said process comprising the steps of feeding the solid seed particles (ssp) from the input zone (iz) into the heating zone (hz), the solid seed particles having a seed composition, the seed composition comprising triglycerides, heating said seed composition in said heating zone (hz) by means of said heating arrangement (ha) to obtain a seed slurry (ssy) at least partly on the basis of partly melted seed composition, wherein said heating involves measuring a seed slurry temperature representation of the seed slurry and said heating is at least partly controlled on the basis of the measured seed slurry temperature representation. Furthermore, a seed slurry apparatus (ssa) and use of a seed slurry (ssy) and a seed slurry apparatus (ssa) is disclosed.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160698

Seed particle product

A seed particle product is disclosed, the seed particle product comprises a fat phase, said fat phase comprising 60.0-99.9% by weight of triglycerides, and 40.0-99.0% by weight of triglycerides having c16-c24 saturated fatty acids in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions of the triglyceride and oleic acid in the sn-2 position of the triglyceride, wherein said seed particle product exhibits a first endotherm melt peak position below a temperature t intermediate, wherein said seed particle product exhibits a second endotherm melt peak position above said temperature t intermediate, wherein said temperature t intermediate is at least 39.5 degrees celsius, wherein said endotherm melt peak positions are measured by differential scanning calorimetry by heating samples of 10+/−1 mg of said seed particle product from 20 degrees celsius to 65 degrees celsius at a rate of 3 degrees celsius/min to produce a melting thermogram defining said first and second endotherm melt peak positions. Furthermore, a process for producing a seed particle product and a use of a seed particle product is disclosed.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160697

Nutritional additive composition

The invention herein contemplates a nutritional additive composition providing health benefits and improved dissolution, appearance, and taste when added to solid food and liquids.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160696

Coffee concentrate composition

In which a mass ratio of the component (a) and the component (b), [(b)/(a)], is from 1.2 to 5, and a mass ratio of the component (a) and the component (c), [(c)/(a)], is 0.5 or less, and (f) brix is 5% or more.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160695

Use of ice structuring protein afp19 expressed in filamentous fungal strains for preparing food

The present invention relates to a food product which food product is frozen and thawed before consumption as well as to methods for preparing such a food product. The invention further describes production of an ice structuring protein (isp) in high amounts.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160693

Smoking slices

A device includes a body and a plurality of holes located on the body, and each of the plurality of holes defining a cavity therein. The device may be a wood block made from a wood material. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160692

Fish delivery device, fish-transfer system equipped with said fish delivery device, and method for the automated delivery of fish to a fish processing device

A fish feed-in device (1) for feeding fish (9) to a fish processing device (7) comprises a delivery conveying means (3) which is equipped with a controllable positioning drive (35) and a controllable conveying drive (36). The delivery conveying means (3) can be moved by the controllable positioning drive (35) into a first state (301) released by the fish (9) in a deposit space (11), into a second state (302) for grasping, centred holding and conveying of the fish (9) accessing said fish in the deposit space (11) and, in cooperation with the controllable conveying drive (36), into a third state (303) which releases the fish (9) after conveying at a fish delivery point (42) which is defined by a controlled delivery time with associated controlled fish delivery speed.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160691

Dehider regulator valve

An air pressure regulator for a dehider includes a valve to open and close the flow of pressurized air in an air inlet, a first spring urging the valve in the direction of air flow through the inlet to close the valve, a plunger operable to move the valve from a closed to an open position against the direction of air flow, a piston connected to the valve exposed to the air flow, and a second spring between the piston and the plunger. Upon depressing the plunger, the second spring urges the piston to open the valve against the air flow direction to permit pressurized air to flow through the regulator. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160690

Vent cutter and method for cutting loose tissue around a vent of poultry

Vent cutter including a rotatable cutter with forward cutting edge for cutting tissue around a vent of poultry. A centering pin can be inside the cutter with a thickened end portion for insertion into the vent prior to cutting. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160689

Device, assembly, and method for stunning poultry

The invention relates to an apparatus, designed and configured for stunning live poultry animals which are intended for slaughter and are located in containers, by means of a gas mixture comprising a stunning gas, which apparatus comprises a stunning chamber having at least two stunning zones, an introduction station, arranged on the inlet side of the stunning chamber, for the or each container containing live poultry animals and a discharge station, arranged on the outlet side of the stunning chamber, for the or each container containing stunned poultry animals, at least one transport conveyor for transporting the or each container in the transport direction t through the stunning zones from the introduction station to the discharge station, as well as means for delivering the gas mixture into the stunning zones of the stunning chamber, which apparatus is characterised in that the means for delivering the gas mixture comprises at least one injection pipe which is designed and configured to be movable relative to the container for detachable connection to the or each container and for detachment therefrom, in such a manner that each container can be filled with the gas mixture when it is in the state of detachable connection to the or each injection pipe. The invention relates further to an arrangement comprising such an apparatus and at least one container, and to a corresponding method.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160688

Mite composition, method for rearing a phytoseiid predatory mite species, and use of the composition for controlling crop pests

The present invention relates to a mite composition, the rearing thereof and to the use of the composition for controlling crop pests. The invention provides a mite composition comprising: —a rearing population of a phytoseiid predatory mite species, —a population of at least one species from the order astigmata, and —optionally a carrier, wherein the population of the species from the order astigmata is not alive. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160687

Agrochemical composite particles and production method thereof

There is provided an agrochemical formulation with an enhanced efficacy of the agrochemical active ingredient, even when a farmer does not perform a mixing operation. Agrochemical active ingredient particles that are solid at 25° c. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160686

Diarylazole compound and harmful organism control agent

The present invention provides a compound represented by formula (i), (in the formula, a1 and a2 each independently represents a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom; x1 represents an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkyl group or the like; n represents an integer of 0 to 4; r1 represents an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylthio group or the like; b1 and b4 each independently represent a carbon atom, a nitrogen atom or the like; r2 and r3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogeno group or the like; ar represents an unsubstituted or substituted c6-10 aryl group or the like) or a salt thereof, and a harmful organism control agent including thereof.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160685

Lipo-chitooligosaccharides combination compositions for enhanced plant growth and yield

Compositions and methods for enhancing plant growth and crop yield in legumes and non-legumes are described. The compositions include lipo-chitooligosaccharides in combination with chitins/chitosans or in combination with flavonoid compounds or in combination with a herbicide. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160684

Fungicide composition and plant disease control method

There are provided a fungicide composition containing, as active ingredients, (a) valifenalate or a salt thereof and (b) at least one fungicide selected from the group consisting of isofetamid, pyriofenone, and azole-based compounds; and a method for controlling a plant disease, which includes applying the fungicide composition to a plant or soil.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160683

Herbicidal compositions

Herbicidal and pest-control compositions are variously described, including soaps as well as free fatty acids as active ingredients. The disclosed compositions may be constituted in a concentrated form, or the composition may be further diluted for application. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160682

Cleaning liquid

The present invention relates to a cleaning liquid, in particular a cleaning liquid for cleaning surfaces and/or for sanitising water.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160681

Methods and compositions for use with gel dispensers

A method is provided for reducing the frequency of mis-directed output of hydroalchoholic gel from a dispenser. A method of reducing the formation of coagulated gel deposits, and dispensable hydroalchoholic gel compositions are also provided.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160680

Methods and compositions for use with gel dispensers

A method is provided for reducing the frequency of mis-directed output of hydroalchoholic gel from a dispenser. A method of reducing the formation of coagulated gel deposits, and dispensable hydroalchoholic gel compositions are also provided.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160679

Process for treating perennial plant wood diseases

Disclosed is a fungicide composition in the form of a concentrated suspension including at least two active ingredients in the form of solid particles, at least one bark penetrating agent, the median diameter d50 of the solid particles being from 0.1 to 1 μm, the composition having a depth of penetration of at least one of the active ingredients into the wood, in particular the ligneous parts of at least 0.1 mm, its use for treating diseases of the wood, in particular of the ligneous parts of perennial plants and a method for treating perennial plants.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160678

Compositions, additives, and methods for mitigating or controlling seed dust

The disclosure provides for methods for reducing dust by treating a seed with a dust reducing composition described herein. The disclosure also provides for methods of reducing exposure to vacuum planter dust released during seed planting by applying a composition described herein to a seed. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160677

In-vitro embryonic culture medium comprising an inhibitor of cathepsin l and the use of the same in embryo cryopreservation

The present invention belongs to the technical field of embryo cryopreservation. In particular, the present invention relates to an in-vitro embryonic culture medium for improving the thawed recovery rate of an embryo, comprising an inhibitor of cathepsin l inhibitor, for example, e-64d. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160676

Vitrified state stabilizing agent for animal cell cryopreservation solution

Provided are a vitrification stabilizer for animal cell cryopreservation fluid, and an animal cell cryopreservation fluid that exhibits superior vitrification capacity due to containing said vitrification stabilizer for animal cell cryopreservation fluid. The vitrification stabilizer for animal cell cryopreservation fluid contains an amphoteric polymer compound selected from the group consisting of: (a) an amphoteric polymer compound obtained by reacting ϵ-poly-l-lysine with butyl succinic acid anhydride and performing carboxylation; (b) an amphoteric polymer compound obtained by reacting ϵ-poly-l-lysine with butyl succinic acid anhydride and succinic acid anhydride, and performing carboxylation; and (c) an amphoteric polymer compound obtained by reacting ϵ-poly-l-lysine with a compound represented by formula (i) and performing carboxylation.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160675

Pests and biological aerosol detection devices

The present disclosure provides a device for detecting the presence of insects and bioaerosols comprising, a base and a shell, where the shell is affixed to the base forming a chamber, wherein an agent is contained with said chamber, and at least one channel, the channel(s) provides access to the chamber, the shell can be actuated by a person causing the device to expel air and optionally one or more agents from the chamber to the exterior and to draw in air and bioaerosols from the exterior into the chamber.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160674

Deadfall trap apparatus and method

A deadfall device for capturing targeted animals. The device is a manually set survival tool that can be selective used to capture or crush a small animal.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160673

Weed-control device

A device for damaging weeds, the device having a pressure-conveyance unit, which is designed to convey a fluid under pressure, and a fluid-dispensing unit, which is fluidically connected to the pressure-conveyance unit and is furthermore developed to dispense the pressurized fluid to the weed in order to damage the weed, the fluid-dispensing unit including at least one valve that has a piezo-actuator or an electroactive polymer actuator or a magnetoresistive actuator.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160672

Robotic agricultural system and method

A robotic orchard spraying system having an autonomous delivery vehicle (adv), autonomously delivering an amount of a premixed solution over path, the path identified by a forward-looking sensor. The adv uses gps to sense an area containing the path, and lidar as the forward-looking sensor. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160671

Bos stop drift spray wand

The dome may be formed from one of translucent or clear material.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160670

Spraying unit, compact spraying module including such a unit, and spraying and control system including a plurality of such modules

Disclosed is a spraying unit intended for spraying a liquid onto vegetation and including: a nozzle formed by a tube, a rotatable atomizer, and a fan generating a carrying air flow around the atomizer, a drive system, and a transport unit for transporting the liquid to the atomizer, which is capable of breaking the liquid up into droplets. The nozzle encloses a body surrounded by the carrying air flow and including a rotatable portion formed by the rotatable atomizer, the rotation of which causes droplets in the carrying air flow to be propelled, preferably in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160669

A device for use in sea fishing

The invention provides a fishing chair for use in sea fishing; the fishing chair having pivotably mounted thereon a gimbal 2 comprising a socket structure for receiving a butt of a fishing rod; wherein a releasable restraining device is provided which can be set so as to prevent the gimbal from pivoting in a first direction, whereby pivoting movement of the gimbal in an opposite direction to the first direction serves to release the restraining device so that the gimbal can pivot in the said first direction. Also provided is a restraining device for use in the fishing chair of the invention.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160668

Apparatuses and methods for embedding a scent in a fishing lure

The present disclosure is directed to methods and apparatuses for embedding a scent in a fishing lure. In a general example embodiment, a device for adding a scent to a fishing lure includes a body including an inner space configured to be isolated from an outside environment and a container for a scented liquid, an attachment mechanism configured to suspend the fishing lure within the inner space of the body, a heating mechanism configured to raise the temperature of the scented liquid to create steam, and a control unit configured to cause at least one of: (i) a pressurization mechanism to increase pressure within the inner space to cause the steam to add a scent to the fishing lure; or (ii) a charge to be applied to the fishing lure to cause the steam to add the scent to the fishing lure.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160667

Leader line spooling device

The leader line spooling device is an apparatus that allows the length of a leader line to be adjusted while accommodating a variety of fishing line accessories such as ornaments, fishing bobbers, and weights. The apparatus includes a flexible wire, a cap, a spool, an eyelet hook, and a fishing line hole. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160666

Apparatus for removing twist from fishing line

A simple device that enables twisted fishing line to be easily untwisted is disclosed. The device comprises a shaft surrounded with a helical groove or channel around which fishing line passes while being loaded onto a fishing reel. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160665

Reciprocating mechanism of spinning reel and spinning reel comprising the same

A reciprocating mechanism includes a first supporting member, a second supporting member, and a biasing member. The worm shaft includes a shaft portion, a first shaft supporting portion having a spherical portion formed in a convex spherical shape at a distal end, and a second shaft supporting portion. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160664

Fishing lures with interchangeable scents and methods for embedding scents in fishing lures

The present disclosure is directed to fishing lures with interchangeable scents and methods of embedding scents in fishing lures. In an embodiment, a fishing lure configured to be customized with different scents includes a body, and a plurality of attachments configured to be attached to and detached from the body, wherein a first attachment of the plurality of attachments includes a first scent, and a second attachment of the plurality of attachments includes a second scent, and wherein the first attachment and the second attachment can be interchangeably attached to and detached from the body at a same location of the body.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160663

Genetically modified mouse whose genome comprises a humanized cd274 gene

Non-human animals, methods and compositions for making and using the same, are provided, wherein said non-human animals comprise a humanization of a cluster of differentiation 274 (cd274) gene. Such non-human animals may be described, in some embodiments, as having a genetic modification to an endogenous cd274 gene so that said non-human animals express a programmed cell death ligand 1 (pd-l1) polypeptide that includes a human portion and an endogenous portion (e.g., a non-human portion).. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160662

Transgenic immunodeficient mouse expressing human sirp-alpha

The present invention provides a transgenic mouse which comprises a deficiency for murine t lymphocytes, b lymphocytes and nk cells, a deficiency for murine mhc class i and mhc class ii molecules, and a functional xenogenic sirpα transgene. This mouse is useful for in vivo screening of various compounds, including immuno-therapeutic agents and vaccines. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160661

Siglec transgenic mice and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are transgenic non-human animals whose genomes comprise two or more human genes selected from cd33, siglec-5, siglec-7, siglec-9, siglec-11, siglec-14, and siglec-16, to methods of screening candidate agents that bind to and/or modulate the function and/or activity of at least one of the human genes in the transgenic non-human animals, and to methods of screening candidate agents to determine their effect on one or more activities and/or functions associated with expression of at least one of the human genes in the transgenic non-human animals further provided herein are methods of recapitulating a human siglec immune system in a non-human animal, and methods of generating a non-human animal disease model comprising a human siglec repertoire.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160660

Mouse model of retinal degeneration

The invention is directed to a method of producing a non-human mammal having one or more pathological characteristics of retinal degeneration and/or age-related macular degeneration. In particular, the invention provides a method of producing a non-human mammal having age-related macular degeneration (amd). ...

06/14/18 / #20180160659

Reptile hide system and method

A reptile hide assembly including, at least one reptile hide comprising a hollow structure constructed of a translucent heat resistant material having at least one opening to provide access and egress for a small creature, a plurality of removably-coupleable tubular structures and at least one elevating stand configured to provide viewing to an observer of the small creature within the reptile hide. The device may be modularly assembled.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160658

Floating and submersible closed-contained aquaculture farming, and method of rearing fish

A fish rearing tank comprising the features of: a) an egg-shaped shell (1) with a generally vertical long axis and gradually narrowing shape towards its tip volume portion; b) said shell (1) forming a generally rigid tank; c) said shell (1) being closed; d) said shell (1) having one or more water inlets (11); e) said shell (1) having one or more water outlets (16, 29); said egg-shaped tank (1) for holding a water volume in its major lower volume portion and enclosing air in its minor, upper tip volume portion (4). Further disclosed is a method of rearing fish providing such an egg-shaped shell (1) and conducting bottom to top or ?reverse?-circulation of water through said egg-shaped shell (1) while maintaining its air-filled volume in said tip (4).. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160657

Sea lice fish pump

An assembly designed to encourage fish to enter a coanda effect fish pumping system head first to allow delicing through the pump. The assembly includes a funnel shaped tube made of spaced bars and a water distribution system that provides a current that fish will swim toward. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160656

Apparatus for disinfestation of beehives and method for controlling same

An apparatus for disinfestation of beehives may include housing and a controller. The housing may include a receiving area for receiving a carrier comprising a fumigant and an automatic supply system adapted to extract a predetermined amount of fumigant from the receiving area. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160655

Pet tag holder

Disclosed is an apparatus and method or displaying and attaching a tag to a pet collar. The apparatus comprises a front planar member extending between first and second edges and between top and bottom edges and a rear planar member extending between first and second edges and between top and bottom edges. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160654

Retractable leash

A retractable leash having an internal spooling mechanism, active damping/braking mechanism and sensor activated ultrasonic whistle. The spooling mechanism is contained in a handle and oscillates linearly up and down when the leash member is unwound. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160653

Horse anti-cribbing collar

An anti-cribbing collar, including a rigid stock including a first end that is connected with a tongue and the rigid stock including a second end connected with a receiver configured to receive the tongue, and a ring secured to the rigid stock by a support strap passing through the ring.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160652

Programmable training system for pets

The invention is a programmable electronic system that uses voice recordings and playback to modify, reinforce or eliminate multiple, user determinable pet behaviors. The user manually records a multiplicity of individual messages in the pet collar part of the system that either encourage or discourage certain behaviors in the pet or soothe the pet's anxiety. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160651

Canine saddlebag and rain gear assembly

A canine saddlebag and rain gear assembly for stowing items and deploying rain gear includes a first panel that is configured to position over front shoulders of a dog and to couple to front legs of the dog. A plurality of second panels is coupled to the first panel and defines a plurality of pockets. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160650

Method for locating animals using radio waves

A method for locating an animal using radio waves. In radiolocation, a large number of possible calculation results for the location of the animal arise. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160649

Livestock management

Livestock may be managed by a variety of systems, processes, and techniques. In particular implementations, the properties of water may be monitored by automated techniques and treated water may be provided to animals. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160648

Remote controlled movable pet feeder device

A pet feeder device whose movements and dispensing/feeding times can be controlled remotely by a software application on a computing device, comprising: a wireless transceiver configured to send and receive data packets over a wireless network; at least one food storage compartment; a food dispensing port configured to provide access to the at least one food storage compartment; a locomotive device; and a control system configured to: communicate with the wireless transceiver; control operation of the locomotive device in order to cause movement of the pet feeder device; and control access to the food storage compartment.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160647

Birthing chamber assembly

A birthing chamber assembly includes a housing. The housing is positioned at an intersection between a pair of vertical support surfaces. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160646

Animal house climate control system and method for operating an air inlet of the animal house using timed inlet control

An animal house climate control system uses a method for operating a baffle of an air inlet of an animal house with a motor using timed inlet control. The method includes performing a calibration sequence to calculate opening velocity and opening inertia values and closing velocity and closing inertia values. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160645

Milking box with robotic attacher

A system comprises a milking box, a robotic attacher, a sensor, and a controller. The milking box has a stall to accommodate a dairy livestock. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160644

Alteration of tobacco alkaloid content through modification of specific cytochrome p450 genes

Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and n′-nitrosonornicotine (nnn) in nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for cytochrome p450s that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160643

Alteration of tobacco alkaloid content through modification of specific cytochrome p450 genes

Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and n′-nitrosonornicotine (nnn) in nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for cytochrome p450s that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160642

Potato plant solanum tuberosum l. denominated ki969

A new and distinct clonal line plant of solanum tuberosum l. Named ki969 and characterized by elevated levels of proteinase inhibitor ii.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160641

Potato plant solanum tuberosum l. denominated ki964

A new and distinct clonal line plant of solanum tuberosum l. Named ki964 and characterized by elevated levels of proteinase inhibitor ii.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160640

Pepper variety nun 70048 pph

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of pepper, nun 70048 pph as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160639

Mads-box domain alleles for controlling shell phenotype in palm

Nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences for predicting and controlling shell phenotype in palm.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160638

Increasing hybrid seed production through higher outcrossing rate in cytoplasmic male sterile rice and related materials and methods

Methods for increasing hybrid seed production are provided. Increased hybrid seed production is achieved through higher outcrossing rates in cytoplasmic male sterile (cms) lines of rice by introgressing the long stigma trait of oryza longistaminata. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160637

Automated hydroponic greenhouse factory

Plants are grown in adjacent rows of trays that are rotated within a pool of a nutrient solution. The roots of the plants are at least partly immersed in the nutrient solution. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160636

Garden watering controllers

A garden watering controller for operating a valve for controlling supply of water into a garden watering arrangement, includes wireless receiver means for wirelessly receiving programming data signals, and a central unit for outputting control signals for operating the valve in dependence on the received programming data signals.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160635

Multi-functional and modular tree removal and maintenance apparatus and related methods

A lifting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a primary body that has a support for supporting a person, and a secondary body. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160634

Device and method of thinning grape vine shoots

A device and method of thinning grape vine shoots comprises a normalized differential vegetative index (ndvi) sensor. Further, the device comprises a shoot removal whip assembly configured to remove at least one grape vine shoot per stroke. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160633

Planter cover apparatus

A planter cover apparatus for a plant and pot, the apparatus includes a surrounding sidewall that has first and second end portions, plus removably engagable first and second margin portions that all act to define a primary interior that the plant is disposed within. The first and second margins form a first aperture and a sidewall first end with an elastic band forms a second aperture that is about the pot. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160632

Greenhouse and method for climate control in a greenhouse

A greenhouse for cultivating plants including ventilation systems arranged to direct outside air to predetermined upper and lower parts of the greenhouse interior as well as an exhaust system for. Exhausting interior air.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160631

Urn and planter combination

An urn and planter combination with a central plant holding cup shape, a first concentric ash and soil holding ring and a second concentric ash holding ring are contained within a main housing and covered by a main lid that has a central aperture to let the central cup protrude out. The first ring is placed around the central cup. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160630

Feeding apparatuses and methods for plants

The invention provides components, structures, methods, and assemblies for applying feeding materials to plants. The invention may include a permeable structure constructed of a woven material incorporating nutrient-rich material (such as compost, fertilizers, soil amendments, soil supplements, or other material). ...

06/14/18 / #20180160629

Ultrasonic treatment of seeds

Seeds are subject to ultrasonic treatment to enhance and reduce the time for the germination process. In particular to this invention, the seeds are treated ultrasonically while the seeds are in a dry state. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160628

Coilable aerodynamic leaf bagging device intended for use with power blower

A coilable leaf bagging device generally oval/egg shaped in configuration, with rear attachment of disposable specifically designed perforated receptacle. It is intended for use in bagging leaves, utilizing the aerodynamics of a power operated leaf/lawn debris power blower. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160627

Threshing and separating system with adjustable rotor vanes

A threshing and separating system for an agricultural vehicle includes: a rotor cage; a first vane rail movably connected to the rotor cage; a first vane portion pivotably connected to the rotor cage and linked to the first vane rail; a second vane rail movably connected to the rotor cage, the second vane rail being movable independently of the first vane rail; and a second vane portion pivotably connected to the rotor cage and linked to the second vane rail, the second vane portion and the first vane portion together defining a substantially continuous vane.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160626

Sugarcane feed roller structure with sealed coupling and associated method

A sugarcane feed roller structure comprises a sugarcane feed roller, a motor, a coupling, and a seal. The coupling interconnects the motor and the sugarcane feed roller, and comprises a splined joint. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160625

Walk behind lawn mower with a collector dump assembly

A lawn mower may include a blade housing configured to house at least one blade, an engine operably coupled to the blade housing and configured to selectively rotate the at least one blade, a handle bracket assembly operably coupled to the blade housing, a handle assembly operably coupled to the handle bracket assembly, a door operably pivot about a first pivot axis and a collector operably coupled to the handle bracket assembly and configured to coupled to the handle bracket assembly and configured to pivot about a second pivot axis between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the collector is configured to receive clippings generated responsive to operation of the at least one blade. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160624

Flow rate control for a combine harvester

In a grain unloading system for a combine harvester a grain bin includes a frame, the frame has a floor with a trough. An unloading auger is disposed at least partially within the trough. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160623

Rotary cutter deck protection system

A protection system for a rotary cutter, with the rotary cutter including a deck and one or more blade assemblies extending below the deck for cutting vegetation. The protection system comprises a protection annulus associated with one of the blade assemblies, with the protection annulus secured to a bottom surface of the deck and positioned between the deck and the blade assembly. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160622

Electric mower with multiple blades

An electric mower includes a cutting unit with: a cutting plate provided with at least two cutting blades mounted respectively on blade shafts; a casing attached to the cutting plate; at least one electric motor driving the cutting blades; and a blade-synchronisation mechanism. The electric motor is arranged in the casing between the cutting plate and the blade-synchronisation mechanism.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160621

Blade clutch actuator (bca) with overload slip clutch

An improved electromechanical blade clutch actuator (bca) that employs an electric gear motor system to provide more economical, convenient and reliable user control with an electric switch to engage/disengage the cutting blades. The user control may be a switch remotely mounted anywhere on the mower for greater design freedom due to the removal of the manual interface. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160620

Power tool

The invention discloses a power tool and a lawn mower. They mainly include a functional device and a power device. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160619

Work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a first detection unit that detects an optical beam emitted from a beam projector disposed at one end of a reference travel path, a first position deviation calculation section that calculates position deviation by a vehicle body from the reference travel path based on a detection signal from the first detection unit, a second detection unit that detects a work boundary line that occurs due to work travel, a second position deviation calculation section that calculates position deviation of the vehicle body traveling along successive travel paths from the work boundary line based on a detection signal from the second detection unit, and a steering information generation section that, based on the position deviation calculated by the first position deviation calculation section and the second position deviation calculation section, generates steering information for correcting the position deviation.. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160618

Work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a cutter device for cutting plant in a field, a storage section for storing plant cut by the cutter device, an inclination angle sensor for detecting an inclination angle ((θd)) of the vehicle body, a display device for displaying the inclination angle detected by the inclination angle sensor, and a reporting device for reporting the inclination angle exceeding a permissible inclination angle ((θa)).. . ...

06/14/18 / #20180160617

Calibration method for adjustable orifice valve

A method of calibrating individual exit lines of an agricultural ammonia applicator having a delivery path that extends through a manifold and multiple exit lines includes installing a fixed flow restricting orifice upstream of a variable flow restricting orifice and measuring the pressure upstream of the fixed flow restricting orifice. Beginning with the variable flow restricting orifice in an unrestricting flow condition, the pressure downstream of the variable flow restricting orifice is repeatedly measured and compared with the measured upstream pressure. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160616

Planting apparatus of nursery trees and planting vehicle of nursery trees

A planting apparatus of nursery tree includes an auger, a guide member having a hollow tube shape, a blade member, sliders, and motors the auger, the guide member and the blade member form the nested structure of the three-layer which are centered upon the auger, and the auger and the blade member are rotation members rotating on the same vertical axis line. By such a constitution, desired planting hole can easily be excavated, and the ground around the excavated hole and a root clump of the nursery tree can be leveled, covered and pressed by the blade member without forming a gap while holding the nursery tree by the guide member not to be inclined.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160615

Seed firmer and planting machine having same

A furrow following device includes an attachment bracket having a portion provided for attachment to a row unit of a planting machine. An arm is provided with a ground-facing surface for engagement with the soil during planting. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160614

Strip tillage implement and method

A strip tillage implement includes a frame, a plurality of row units and a plurality of auxiliary tillage units. The plurality of row units are carried by the frame and spaced apart from each other at a common row spacing, with each row unit being configured for preparing a strip of soil for application of a crop input. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160613

Agricultural implement with automatic shank depth control

An agricultural implement includes a chassis; an implement frame carried by the chassis; a shank connected to the implement frame, the shank including a shank point configured to break apart soil and a load sensor associated with the shank point which is configured to output shank load signals as the shank point advances through soil; an actuator carried by the chassis and configured to adjust a depth of the shank point; and a controller electrically coupled to the load sensor and the actuator. The controller is configured to receive the shank load signals; generate a load profile from the received shank load signals; analyze the load profile to determine whether the shank point is in a soil compaction layer; and activate the actuator to adjust the depth of the shank point based on the analyzed load profile.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160612

Extended-type subsoiling smash-ridging machine and subsoiling smash-ridging machine

The invention discloses an extended type subsoiling smash-ridging machine, comprising a machine body, a smash-ridging device, a connection device, a ditching device, a flattening device and a straw returning device, wherein the smash-ridging device comprises a smash-ridging box comprising a bottom plate, side plates and a top plate, lower bearing seats are mounted in the bottom plate, rib plates are welded between the lower bearing seats, lubricating oil passages are formed between rib plates and the bottom plate, an upper bearing seats are mounted on the top plate and the length of each lower bearing seat is larger than that of each upper bearing seat. By adopting the structure, the invention improves the strength of the lower bearing seats and the rigidity and transmission stability of a transmission shaft; it also facilitates the welding of the rib plates and ensures that lubricating oil smoothly flows within the smash-ridging box.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160611

Agricultural implement with tines

An agricultural implement includes a chassis; a hitch connected to the chassis and defining a longitudinal axis; and a tine harrow carried by the chassis and including a plurality of tines. At least one of the tines includes a vertically extending main body; a first tooth connected to the main body and extending laterally in a first lateral direction relative to the longitudinal axis; and a second tooth connected to the main body and extending laterally in a second lateral direction relative to the longitudinal axis which is opposite to the first lateral direction.. ...

06/14/18 / #20180160610

Semi-mounted plough

The invention relates to a semi-mounted plough (1) having a rear chassis, said plough trailing behind a plough-towing tractor in a laterally pivotable or steerable manner by means of a vertically oriented joint. In order to compensate lateral pulling for the tractor, which is generated by the traction force of the plough about the vertical axis of the tractor, an energy accumulator (10) is arranged, which generates a torque counteracting the lateral pulling.. ...

06/14/18 / #(c) caffeine,

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06/14/18 / #(b) total sugar, and

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06/14/18 / #(b) at least one emulsifier and/or at least one hydrocolloid dissolved in water,

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06/14/18 / #(a) chlorogenic acids,

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06/14/18 / #(a) at least one food additive dissolved in a solvent and

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06/07/18 / #y2, y3 and y4 are independently cr7r8, c═o, c═s, n—r9, o, s, so or so2;

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06/07/18 / #y1 is cr7r8, c—o or c═s;

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06/07/18 / #wherein at least two adjacent ring atoms in the ring formed by y1, y2, y3 and y4 are heteroatoms;

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06/07/18 / #wherein

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06/07/18 / #to provide a technology for controlling weeds and the like. a herbicidal composition comprising at least one compound selected from group a, and dicamba n, n-bis-(3-aminopropyl)methylamine salt has a weed control effect:
06/07/18 / #this invention relates to an apparatus for crop/plant/life-form cultivation that takes individual plant/life-form into consideration to cater to individual requirements of every plant/life-form by having automatic functions for scanning and offering nutrition/remedies with the help of sensors communicating wirelessly to controller, mobile phone and remote server.

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06/07/18 / #this invention relates to a structure for absorption and/or dissipation of mechanical shocks comprising:

Hg3 S.À.r.l

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06/07/18 / #this invention relates to a cosmetic product applicator (10), including: a gripping member (18); a member (12) for applying a cosmetic product, with the application member comprising a longitudinal main body (62) and a plurality of protruding elements (63); and a heating element (20) comprising a resistive wire (54), with the application member and the heating element being integral with the gripping member.

L'oreal

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06/07/18 / #the rotational/spiral/elliptical movement of the vertical grow station and the grow containers placed on it facilitates:

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06/07/18 / #the present invention provides compounds of formula (i):
06/07/18 / #the present invention aims to provide a food containing, as a main ingredient, a foodstuff produced in developing regions with many malnourished patients, specifically at least one kind of grain selected from the group consisting of soybean, maize and sorghum, which contains sufficient protein/amino acid nutrients, is easy to take even without water, and provides a high improving effect on malnutrition (especially severe acute malnutrition).
06/07/18 / #r4 is aryl or aryl substituted by one to three r6, or r4 is heterocyclyl or heterocyclyl substituted by one to three r6;

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06/07/18 / #r3 is c1-c8haloalkyl;

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06/07/18 / #r2 is hydrogen, c1-c8haloalkyl or c1-c8alkyl;

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06/07/18 / #r1 is hydrogen, c1-c8alkyl, c1-c8alkylcarbonyl-, c1-c8alkoxy, c2-c8alkenyl, c2-c8alkynyl, c1-c8alkoxy-c1-c8alkyl, aryl or aryl substituted by one to three r6, or r1 is heterocyclyl or heterocyclyl substituted by one to three r6 or c1-c8alkoxycarbonyl-;

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06/07/18 / #protuberances, each of the protuberances comprising a central axis along which it extends from the aerated base, the central axis being normal to the base surface, two adjacent protuberances being connected to each other by a connector.

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06/07/18 / #l is a single bond or c1-c8alkylene;

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06/07/18 / #group a:

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06/07/18 / #g1 is oxygen or sulfur;

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06/07/18 / #each r7 and r8 is independently hydrogen, halogen, c1-c8alkyl, or c1-c8haloalkyl;

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06/07/18 / #disclosed are: an anti-ice nucleation activator comprising a tyrosine peptide represented by formula (1):
06/07/18 / #connectors forming an aerated base with a base surface;

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06/07/18 / #b1-b2-b3-b4 is —ch2—c═n—ch2—, —ch2—n—ch2—ch2—, —ch2—c═ch—o— or —ch═c—ch2—o—;

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06/07/18 / #and r5, r6, r7, r8 and r9 are as defined in the claims.

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06/07/18 / #a1, a2, a3 and a4 are independently of one another c—h, c—r5, or nitrogen;

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06/07/18 / #5. water, fertigation, medication and nutrient dispensation to individual plant/life-form as per individual plant need.

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06/07/18 / #4. pollination facilitation.

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06/07/18 / #3. circulation of air.

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06/07/18 / #20180153337

Method for controlling beverage machine

A method for controlling a drink machine (100), the drink machine (100) comprising a boiler (1), a brewing cavity (3), and a liquid pump (2) connected between the boiler (1) and the brewing cavity (3), the boiler (1) heating the liquid within the boiler (1) by means of a heating apparatus (12); the controlling method comprising the following steps: starting the heating apparatus (12) to heat the liquid within the boiler (1); detecting whether the liquid within the boiler (1) reaches a preset temperature; when the liquid within the boiler (1) reaches the preset temperature, the heating apparatus (12) stopping working and starting the liquid pump (2), after pausing for a first preset time; and starting the liquid pump (2) until the liquid within the boiler (1) is all transported to the brewing cavity (3), and continuing working for a second preset time.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153336

Portion pack for preparing beverages

A portion pack for preparing beverages, in particular tea or coffee, comprises a container for holding a substance suitable for beverage preparation and an adapter which can be inserted into a machine for beverage preparation. The container is liquid-permeable at least in some regions or can be perforated during the beverage preparation. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153335

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus includes a liquid storage tank storing a liquid, a liquid supply path having one end connected to the liquid storage tank and the other end serving as a supply port, a heating device for heating the liquid in the liquid supply path, an agitation tank accommodating an agitation member agitating powders and the liquid supplied through the supply port, an agitation member drive portion rotationally driving the agitation member, and a control portion controlling the agitation member drive portion. The control portion rotationally drives the agitation member before supply of the liquid from the supply port to the agitation tank ends.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153334

Variable kettle

High-altitude protection logic for brewing devices is provided. An actual temperature of a liquid during a heating process is compared to a high-altitude temperature programmed into a controller. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153333

Apparatus and method for homogenizing ground coffee beans

A device for moving coffee grounds from the coffee grinder into a portafilter or other coffee brewing device without spilling coffee grinds. The device may consist of 3 separate parts—a main body, a plug, and a cap—that fit together such that when shaken or agitated coffee grinds on the inside cannot spill out. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153332

Method and machine for dispensing doses of coffee grounds

A method and a machine of controlling dispensing of doses of coffee grounds, the machine comprising a grinding device which is configured to grind coffee beans, a conduit, having an inlet in communication with the grinding device for receiving coffee grounds, and an outlet, a closure member which is adapted to be removed between an open position for the coffee grounds to be discharged from the conduit through the outlet, and a closed position for closing the outlet, and a coffee grounds weight sensor, which is configured to generate signals representative of the weight of coffee grounds built-up in the dispensing conduit when the closure member is in the closed position.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153331

Method and apparatus for cartridge-based carbonation of beverages

Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153330

Apparatus for pressing a dose of coffee within the portafilter

An apparatus for filling the basket of a portafilter of an espresso machine with a predetermined dose of coffee grounds and for pressing it within the portafilter comprises a frame having a front wall, a support device for supporting the portafilter, which projects out of said front wall, and upon which the portafilter is placed, a first emplacement, configured on said support, in which said portafilter is placed for filling a predetermined dose of coffee grounds in its basket, a conduit with its opening facing said first emplacement configured on the support, a dispenser device for dispensing coffee grounds and cause a predetermined dose of coffee grounds to reach the basket of the portafilter, through said conduit, a second emplacement, configured on said support, in which said portafilter is positioned with the basket filled with the predetermined dose of coffee grounds, upon displacement thereof from said first emplacement, a pressing device for pressing the coffee grounds, mechanical means for supporting said pressing device in cantilever fashion from said frame, in a vertically aligned position above said second emplacement as well as motor means for moving it toward and away from the dose of coffee grounds contained in the basket of the portafilter.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153329

Pressure cooking appliance

An oval shaped countertop kitchen appliance having a cooking chamber that defines a cavity. The cooking chamber has a rim defining an opening to the cavity. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153328

Flexible floor mat incorporating led lighting

An up-lighting floor mat includes floor matting that defines an upwardly-facing surface and an opposed downwardly-facing surface when supported atop an upwardly-facing support surface, and that is formed from a first flexible material that enables the up-lighting floor mat to be rolled up for transport or storage; and a first elongate up-lighting assembly positioned within a first elongate slot defined through the floor matting to emit light upwardly from the first elongate slot, wherein at least one elongate edge defined by the first up-lighting assembly is bonded to at least one edge of the floor matting that defines the first elongate slot.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153327

Beverage cooler and heater

A system having a beverage coaster with a receiving coil that can be magnetically coupled or decoupled from a driving coil in a counter, table, bar, and the like. The coaster may be magnetically coupled to the table by moving the coaster into an area where the driving coil generates a magnetic field of sufficient strength. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153326

Portable device for protecting personal items while keeping a beverage cold

A compartmented beverage koozie with a protective compartment that secures personal items while insulating a beverage includes a body defining a cylindrical interior that receives and maintains the temperature of the beverage. A curved plate forms a rigid mounting structure conforming to the cylindrical interior of the koozie. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153325

Straw cup assembly and cup

The present disclosure provides a straw cup assembly, including: a cup body comprising a side wall and a bottom wall; and a straw, an end of which is connected to the side wall and/or the bottom wall, the straw comprises an optical fiber configured to emit light according to a preset condition associated with a liquid within the cup body. The present disclosure also provides a cup provided with such optical fiber.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153324

Tableware

A tableware includes: a first member having a first tableware body on the distal end; and a second member having a second tableware body on the distal end, the second member being connected to the first member at a pivot point so as to be rotatable relatively to each other, the second member being integrated with the first member to constitute tongs using a third-class lever; and a member having a third tableware body on the distal end, the knife being retractably connected to the set of the members at the pivot point so that the third tableware body is positioned between the pair of tableware bodies, the knife being integrated with the pair of members to constitute a fork when gaps are provided between the tableware bodies, the knife being integrated with the pair of members to constitute a spoon when the gaps are not provided between the tableware bodies.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153323

Cap apparatus for a beverage container

An apparatus for a beverage container includes an integrated straw having an upstanding section 8, a spirally wound section 7 and a downwardly depending section 9, wherein the spirally wound section is formed of resilient material. In a collapsed state, the straw is provided substantially within a cap body, the spirally wound section being deployable from the cap body to allow the upstanding section of the straw to move away from the cap body.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153322

Removable bottom cup

A removable bottom cup for dual use as a megaphone includes an annular wall that extends from a bottom to a top. The top is open. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153321

Pillow

Described herein is a half-moon shaped pillow made of medium to firm memory foam at a 40-degree slope so that children and adults are at the optimal slope to prevent congestion and coughing during sleep.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153320

Pillow structure

A supporting pillow structure for a user to sleep or to perform sedentary activity facing down toward the pillow structure with the user's hands and arms placed underneath their face. The pillow structure includes a top opening substantially on the top surface of the pillow structure for the user's face to lean into the pillow structure, at least two side openings in the side of the pillow structure for the user to insert the user's arms into the pillow structure and place the user's arms underneath their head or body comfortably and to increase airflow for the user to breathe comfortably while resting, and a cavity in the middle of the pillow structure for airflow between the openings and for placing objects within the pillow structure, allowing the user to perform tasks requiring minimal physical activity while remaining comfortable and sedentary for an extended period of time. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153319

Stack and connect custom pillow system

A pillow cover includes a flexible fabric configured to hold a cushioning material, a first, second, third and fourth connection element each positioned at a different corner of the flexible fabric, and a fifth and sixth connection element positioned along a central axis of the flexible fabric. A system for building pillow structures includes multiple pillow covers, each pillow cover including a flexible fabric having a plurality of connection elements positioned along a perimeter of the flexible fabric. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153318

Fitted bedsheet with integral waterproof layer

The disclosed device is a fitted sheet, or what is commonly known as a bottom sheet, with a permanently-affixed and integral absorbent and waterproof layer that is used to cover a mattress. The result is a fitted sheet that, when wet, can be quickly and easily replaced as a single part.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153317

Mount or stand for presentation of wearable electronic products

A secure display stand for a wearable comprises a socket for fixing to a display cabinet or mounting, a bracelet lock for locking around a bracelet or strap of a wearable to be displayed; and a bracket extending from the bracelet lock, the bracket having a charging element for charging of the wearable, wherein the bracelet lock is attached by a retractable cord to the socket.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153316

Adaptive merchandising platform (amp) mounting system and method of installing thereof

The mounting system includes at least one first crossbar with a first end cavity and a second end cavity, and a first support bracket insertable into the first end cavity of the first crossbar. The first support bracket includes a first engaging structure, a second support bracket insertable into the second end cavity of the first crossbar. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153315

Shelving system

A shelving system includes a plurality of horizontal support members, each horizontal support member having a length; a plurality of wall supports, each wall support including a first surface on which at least a portion of a horizontal support member rests; a plurality of brackets, each bracket attachable to the horizontal support members at different positions along the length of the horizontal support member; a plurality of vertical support members, each vertical support member coupled to at least one bracket; and a shelf attached to at least two of the plurality of vertical support members.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153314

Refrigerated display case

A refrigerated shelf unit includes a housing, shelves arranged stair-like within the housing, an access opening arranged in the housing, and a night time cover assembly which closes the access opening. The night time cover assembly includes a shutter tube fastened to the housing, an insulating film with an upper end fixed to the shutter tube and a lower end, a tensioning rail arranged at the lower end of the insulating film, and a pivot arm. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153313

Shelf management system, components thereof, and related methods

A shelf management system is disclosed having a tray defining a first mating structure and a second mating structure, a shelf management component having a spring biased pusher connected thereto and movable between a first position wherein the pusher is extended to a rear of the shelf management component and a second position wherein the pusher is retracted to a front of the shelf management component, and an interstitial member positioned between the shelf management component and the tray to secure the shelf management component to the tray and hinder lateral movement of the shelf management component with respect to the tray. Improved components of the shelf management system are also disclosed as are methods relating to same.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153312

Universal mounting system (ums) and method of installing thereof

The mounting system include at least one first crossbar, at least one first horizontally-slideable bracket on the first crossbar, and a first support bracket and a second support bracket on ends of the first crossbar. The first and second support brackets are configured to attach the first crossbar to respective first and second vertical uprights of a consumer product display. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153311

Mattress and hidden compartment combination system

A mattress and hidden compartment combination system includes a mattress that has a top surface, a bottom surface and a perimeter edge extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The perimeter edge includes a head edge, a foot edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153310

Systems and methods for adjusting the firmness and profile of a mattress assembly

In systems and methods for adjusting the firmness of a mattress assembly and/or modulating the pressure in a mattress assembly, a mattress assembly includes: a two-dimensional array of bladders; at least one pump that is in fluid communication with the bladders to provide air and/or fluid to the bladders: multiple valves that are interposed between the pump and the bladders to control the flow of air and/or fluid to or from the bladders; a pressure sensor operably connected to one or more of the bladders; and a controller in communication with the pump, the valves, and the pressure sensors. The controller is configured to selectively actuate the pump and one or more of the valves, while receiving feedback from the pressure sensors, in order to adjust the firmness of the mattress assembly and/or modulate the pressure in the mattress assembly.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153309

Transformable sofa

A furniture member may include first and second seat assemblies and an auxiliary assembly. The first seat assembly includes a first seat bottom and a first seatback. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153308

Ergonomic puncture-resistant pads

Ergonomic puncture-resistant pads are disclosed. An example disclosed herein includes a first layer configured to be adjacent a person and to conform to the person; a second layer coupled to the first layer, the second layer configured to resist puncture; and a third layer coupled to the second layer, the third layer including a flexible support structure extending away from the second layer, the third layer configured to support the person and to conform to a shape of a surface supporting the person, the flexible support structure configured to contact the surface, the flexible support structure including cavities to receive at least one object protruding from the surface to isolate the person from the at least one protruding object.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153307

Shielded seating assembly

A shielded seating assembly configured to shield a user from projectiles includes a seat. A brace is coupled to a bottom of the seat. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153306

Mechanical assembly for a chair and chair with such a mechanical assembly

The invention relates to a mechanical assembly (2), said mechanical assembly (2) comprising, in addition to a leaf spring, at least one further spring element, the elastic restoring force of the at least one further spring element and the elastic restoring force of the one or more leaf springs supporting the seat shell (s) with a total restoring force, and/or the mechanical assembly (2) comprising at least two leaf springs and at least two supports, each support being associated with one of the leaf springs, and at least two supports being displaceable beneath the leaf springs by means of an adjustment mechanism and being displaceable on their trajectories by different extents.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153305

Garage door storage system

A garage door storage system which can be mounted on an interior surface of garage doors for securely storing various items or storage bins. A base bracket is connected to the interior of the garage door, and a mounting hanger is attached thereto for receiving and securing items or the storage bins thereon, even as the garage door transits between an up or down position.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153304

Device and method for fixing a push element

A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle, into which a web-shaped holding part can be inserted, wherein a self-locking clamping element is provided at the receptacle, by means of which the holding part is secured in a clamping manner against being pulled out. As a result, a particularly stable fixation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153303

Stackable can rack assembly

A stackable can rack assembly provides a plurality of modular racks that facilitate both the loading of cans and the presentation of the cans for removal by a consumer. Multiple modular racks can be configured in a variety of stacked arrangement. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153302

Table, bed, and chair and receiving device thereof

The present invention provides a table, comprising a table top made of plastic material, at least one receiving device, and a supporter. The table top has a flat table surface and a bottom surface. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153301

Tabletop-equipped article of furniture

A tabletop-equipped article of furniture includes a plurality of legs (120) which uprightly stands on a floor surface (f), a top plate (130) which is supported on the plurality of legs (120), a lower connection member (150) which connects lower end portions (120b) of all of the plurality of legs (120) to each other, and an upper connection member (140) which connects upper end portions (120t) of all of the plurality of legs (120) to each other. Portions (1100a and 1100b) which are recessed toward the inside of the top plate (130) are formed between adjacent legs (120) in a plan view by the lower connection member (150) and the upper connection member (140).. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153300

Ironing board leg lock

An ironing board locking device for retaining and selectively securing a leg of an ironing board is provided. The device can include a leg locking member for securing a collapsed ironing board leg and a base attachment member for attaching the device to the base or frame of an ironing board. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153299

Feeding device for feeding batches of bristle filaments to a bristle filament cassette

A feeding device for feeding batches of bristle filaments to a bristle filament cassette includes a vertical magazine and at least one batch of bristle filaments arranged therein. In order to prevent individual bristle filaments from being pressed out of the batch of bristle filaments and to provide an ecologically optimized device, the batch of bristle filaments is held in a reusable and circumferentially enclosed batch carrier. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153298

Indicating toothbrush

The disclosure provides for a toothbrush comprising a head, a neck, and a handle. The neck connects the head to the handle. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153297

Electric scrubbing system

An electric scrubbing system for using an electric drill to scrub a surface includes an electric drill that is selectively manipulated. A scrubbing unit is provided and the scrubbing unit is removably coupled to the electric drill. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153296

Brush and brush head having a handle and a water port

A brush assembly comprises a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface comprises a plurality of bristles extending substantially downward. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153295

Fluid dispensing brush

A brush comprising a housing having an opening at which there is a pad and bristles. The housing defines an interior space and a handle. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153294

Hair treatment and stylizing brush

An electronic hairbrush configured to stylize and/or apply treatment onto hair. The hairbrush comprises, a fluid encasement for accommodating a hair treatment fluid, and a hair straightening element configured to straighten hair, the hair straightening element comprises a plurality of holes through which the hair treatment fluid may be dispersed or applied onto hair.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153293

Makeup brush for dual makeup application

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a makeup brush, a makeup brush. The makeup brush may include a handle and a brush portion secured to a forward end of the handle. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153292

Makeup brush for cosmetic application with a concave profile

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a makeup brush. The makeup brush may include a brush portion secured to a forward end of a ferrule. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153291

Neat hand-washing system

The present disclosure provides a system including a handheld implement having a handle and a head. The system also includes a base having a basin, a pump, and a product container. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153290

Brush and method for producing same

The invention relates to a brush including a brush head body which includes a recess through which a bundle of bristles passes, the securing-side end of which is provided by means of a melt process with a thickened portion for securing the bundle of bristles to the brush head body, wherein the brush head body forms a collar which extends up to the thickened portion and circumferentially surrounds the bundle of bristles and which is provided at a distance from a brush head body surface projected over by the bundle of bristles at the use side, and is bonded to the thickened portion by means of a melting process.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153289

Strap for retaining articles

A strap for releasably retaining one or more articles. The strap includes a flexible elongate body and a buckle coupled to the first end. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153288

Retention lanyard

A retention lanyard and method for securing an article to a hand of a user, the article having a pair of opposing features, the retention lanyard including a planar flexible element having a first end and a second end with a longitudinal axis. Also first and second end portions that include respective first and second planar flexible loop apertures on the respective first and second ends. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153287

Finger grip

A finger grip is attachable to a handheld device for assisting a user in operating the handheld device. The finger grip includes one or more finger slots, where each finger slot includes an edge and is configured to accommodate one or more lower fingers of a hand of a user, and where the edge is configured to provide a rest to the lower finger accommodated by the respective finger slot. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153286

Magnetic assembly

An attachment assembly is disclosed. The attachment assembly includes a holding member including a first portion and a second portion. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153285

Beverage can holder

A non-separable pull-tab is hooked on a hook which is attached to a little finger to hang a beverage can. Thus, various shapes of plates and beverage cans can be held by one hand. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153284

Hammock mounted caddy

A hammock mounted caddy including a mounting base having a mounting mechanism for supportable engagement on hammock cords, a holding framework for holding a drink container, and an intermediate pivotal mechanism interposed between the mounting base and the holding framework, for supportable engagement of the holding framework between hammock cords. The mounting base, holding framework, and intermediate pivotal mechanism being pivotally connected to one another about two axes orthogonally arranged with respect to each other to provide a user with hands-free and spill-resistant retention of drinks. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153283

Strap

Provided is a strap capable of reducing a burden applied to the neck and shoulder, having a sufficient strength to hold the object being carried, and having an excellent design. A strap (1) includes a strap portion (10) to be placed on the neck and shoulder, and a plurality of fasteners (16a, 16b) attached to the object being carried (50, 60) while the fasteners fastening both ends of the strap portion (10). ...

06/07/18 / #20180153282

Bag with interchangeable elements

A bag with interchangeable elements for holding objects includes a detachable front panel, a central hollow compartment, a detachable back panel, a detachable hood, and at least two shoulder straps. The detachable front panel includes a fastening member positioned along a perimeter of the detachable front panel for fastening the detachable front panel to the central hollow compartment. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153281

Universal cosmetic storage and display assembly

A cosmetic item storage and display assembly includes a case having a base and a cover interconnected thereto, the cover having a display frame formed therethrough. A storage unit comprising a storage medium at least partially formed of a resilient material is mounted in the case. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153280

Fogless shower mirror with radio

A fog-free shower mirror with a built-in speaker and radio receiver for playing music. The radio component may pair with a bluetooth-enabled smart device (e.g. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153279

Heating support for a cosmetic product applicator with a heating element

The heating element comprises a tubular metal sheath (38), extending from an axial end (24) of the gripping member, with the resistive wire (54) being arranged inside said sheath and in thermal contact with an inner wall of said sheath. The main body (62) of the application member extends in parallel or coaxially to the tubular metal sheath (38) from the axial end (24) of the gripping member.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153278

Cosmetic applicator

The present invention relates to an applicator of a cosmetic, makeup or care product, on human keratin materials, comprising: an application point made from felt, defining an application surface of the product, extending along a longitudinal axis and having at least one oblique groove extending along an axis that is not perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the application point and does not lie in a plane containing the longitudinal axis.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153277

Cap or crown of a rotating cosmetic casing

A rotating cosmetics case, including a cap or crown (1) mounted in the lower portion, in the extension of a sheath (2) with slide(s) (10) including in the upper portion an upper stopping element (8) protruding outwardly, in which is mounted a slideable cursor (3), intended to receive a cosmetics product, such as a stick of lipstick or lip cream, the cursor (3) being equipped with at least one lug (7) engaged in the slider (10) and extending into a spiral groove (6) of a spiral covering (4), the covering being fitted on the sheath (2), while the crown (1) comprises a body piece (16), supporting an upper portion including flexible strips (14) whose ends interact with the inner wall of the spiral covering (4), while the crown (1) further includes at least one flexible tab (15) whose upper end is assembled with the lower end of the spiral covering (4).. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153276

Sterile compositions for human cosmetic products

Because antimicrobial preservatives used in virtually all cosmetics exhibit degrees of adverse human toxicity that have become of increasing concern, a three element system is disclosed that eliminates the need for cosmetic preservatives and their degradation fragments that may exhibit toxicity. Element 1 comprises a cosmetic formulation not containing any preservative components. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153275

Cosmetic container

A cosmetic container includes a first cap that removably engages with a first end of the container main part and includes an applicator for applying the cosmetic product. The container includes a second cap that removably engages with a second end of the container main part. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153274

Security system for tracking movable objects

A luggage tracking and surveillance system uses a zipper pull attached to a conventional suitcase closure zipper and a retaining fastener attached to conventional fastening straps securing contents inside the suitcase. An observer is not aware of the specially designed zipper pull and retaining fastener because they mimic the appearance of their conventional counterparts. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153273

Mobile storage unit

A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit includes a rigid exo-skeletal frame and a flexible storage bag that couples to the rigid exo-skeletal frame while within an open storage region framed by the exo-skeletal frame. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153272

Cover-type containing structure for flexible enclosures with application for pets

A cover-type containing structure is worn on a pet's body using a support enclosure with multiple functions to facilitate a user in meeting various dog-related needs. The support enclosure enables a pull cord to securely hook and fasten thereto. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153271

Multi-purpose pouch

A multi-purpose device that can function as both a storage pouch for coins, or other material, and a personal defense weapon. The device includes a pouch that is connected to a handle by at least one flexible member. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153270

Umbrella with deployable curtain

A device for extending the zone of protection of an umbrella. The device includes a curtain that can extend from a peripheral edge of an umbrella canopy. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153269

Umbrella hub assembly

An umbrella assembly can be assembled using l-shaped elongate members pivotably coupled with upper and lower hubs for supporting and actuating an umbrella cover. The l-shaped elongate members can be pivotably coupled together and paired such that a lateral portion of each of the elongate members extends opposite the other lateral portion within the pair and pivotably coupled with one of the upper hub and the lower hub. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153268

Device for the comfort-adjustment of the length of a bracelet

Device for adjusting the length of a bracelet, including at least one adjusting link element (23) mounted with the ability to rotate about a first axis (a1), the adjusting link element (23) being connected to an end link element (25) of a bracelet by a connecting pin (26), so that the end link element (25) can occupy two positions, each of these two positions respectively corresponding to a short and long configuration of the length of the bracelet, and wherein the bracelet length adjustment device includes an elastic fastening device so as to elastically fasten together the at least one adjusting link element (23) and the end link element (25) in the short configuration, in which configuration the elastic fastening device is arranged around a third axis (a3) that is not aligned with the first axis (a1).. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153267

Device for adjusting the length of a bracelet

Device for adjusting the length of a bracelet, having a guidance and fastening system (10, 30, 40, 50), including at least one adjusting link element (23) mounted with the ability to rotate about an axis of rotation (al) defined by a guidance device of the guidance and fastening system. The guidance and fastening system (10, 30, 40, 50) includes an elastic fastening device comprising an elastic property in order to perform an elastic fastening function. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153266

Removable belt buckle system

A removable belt buckle system has a belt band, with interior and exterior surfaces, as well as a first end and second end. The first end has a hook-and-loop component on the interior surface and the second end has a corresponding hook-and-loop component on the exterior surface allowing for each end to releasably engage one-another. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153265

Method of manfacturing a fully formed upper

Described is a method of manufacturing a component for a shoe that includes the steps: forming a sheet of material; heating the sheet of material; stretching the heated sheet of material by moving a last into the sheet of material, wherein the last defines the shape of the component; and applying a pressure lower than ambient pressure between the stretched sheet of material and the last to conform the sheet of material to the last; or applying a pressure higher than ambient pressure over the stretched sheet of material to conform the sheet of material to the last.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153264

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component; (b) an inner perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an inner perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein a first open space is defined between the outer perimeter boundary rim and the inner perimeter boundary rim, and wherein a second open space is defined between a lateral side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim and a medial side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim; and (c) a support structure extending from the outer perimeter boundary rim to the inner perimeter boundary rim and across the first open space.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153263

Article of footwear comprising motorized tensioning device with split spool system

A tensioning system for articles of footwear and articles of apparel is disclosed. The tensioning system includes a tensioning member that is tightened or loosened using a motorized tensioning device for winding and unwinding the tensioning member on a spool. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153262

Cord lock

A cord lock includes a main body having front and rear walls and two side walls, an elongated hole, and an inclined portion formed in an inner surface of the side walls; and an operating button having front and rear wall side operating portions arranged on the front wall and the rear wall, respectively, a connecting portion integrally connected to the front and rear wall side operating portions through the elongated hole, a biasing device biasing the front and rear side operating portions to the one side opening to cooperate with the inclined portion, and a gear-shaped engagement portion adapted to pinch the band inserted into the tubular shape. The operating button has a pivot portion, wherein a distance between an axial end of the pivot portion and a shaft end supporting the gear-shaped engagement portion is narrower than a thickness of the gear-shaped engagement portion.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153261

Article of footwear with tongue including a plurality of loops

An article of footwear includes an outsole and an upper positioned above the outsole and including an opening having opposed edges thereof. A plurality of eyelets extends along the opposed edges of the opening, and a tongue extends from the upper into the opening. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153260

Lacing system with guide elements

An article of footwear with various types of guide elements is disclosed. The article of footwear provides a set of tensile elements that can be moved through the guide elements to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153259

Multilayered materials with color changing properties

Described are articles of wear including with a material with color changing properties. The material includes at least one elastic portion having an unstretched colored appearance and a stretched colored appearance. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153258

Article of footwear having active regions and secure regions

An article of footwear for climbing is disclosed. The article of footwear includes a sole structure including at least an outsole and having a concave shape; and an upper secured to the sole structure. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153257

Rigid three-dimensional sock-shoe

A rigid three-dimensional sock-shoe includes a shoe sole, a three-dimensional sock, and a tightening unit disposed transversely on the three-dimensional sock. The sock includes a sock sole connected to the shoe sole, and a sock upper connected to and cooperating with the sock sole to define a foot space. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153256

Insole for a high-heeled shoe

The present insole for a high-heeled shoe has reduced friction in the direction of a contact force from toe to heel and increased friction in the direction of a contact force from heel to toe. The insole is made of a flexible material and has disposed thereon a plurality of protruding elements, which are inclined from toe to heel. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153255

Sole plate assembly

A sole plate assembly comprises a removable plate (2; 5) having one or more projections (12) for providing grip, means for engaging a periphery of the removable plate (2; 5) so as to secure the periphery to the sole (9), and user actuable means (8a; 8b) for removably securing the removable plate (2; 5) to the sole (9).. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153254

Rigid sole structures for articles of footwear

Articles of footwear (e.g., for long jump/triple jump events, etc.) may include a sole structure having: (a) a first impact force attenuating component (e.g., foam) that includes top and bottom surfaces (and may be engaged with an outsole member, such as a cleated sole member); (b) a rigid plate component that includes top and bottom surfaces, wherein the bottom surface of the rigid plate component is engaged with the top surface of the first impact force attenuating component; and (c) a second impact force attenuating component (e.g., foam) that includes top and bottom surfaces, wherein the bottom surface of the second impact force attenuating component is engaged with the top surface of the rigid plate component. The rigid plate component may be the stiffest component in the sole structure (e.g., resistant to bending about an axis extending in the medial side-to-lateral side direction).. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153253

Shoe sole and method of manufacturing same

A shoe including a shoe sole and a method of manufacturing a shoe sole are disclosed. The sole includes a sole body possessing a rear section, a midsection, and a front section. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153252

Overmold direct attach sole

Joining a bottom unit, such as an athletic shoe sole, with an upper is achieved with an over molding process. A midsole core may be formed with a direct attach to an underfoot portion of the upper. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153251

Decorative slipper with changeable animal faces

The decorative slipper 10 includes a pocket opening 70 for reception of a person's foot therein. Pocket 70 is comprised of two toe receiving sections, a first section 70a and a second section 70b. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153250

Dual toe anchor footwear

An apparatus for a dual toe anchor footwear is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sole, a first strap and a second strap. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153249

Shoe orientation training system

The present invention is directed to a new and improved footwear orientation training system including a first and second shoe having a toe portion, a heel portion, a bottom surface, a top portion, and an inner side. First and second attachment members extend from a first end distally to a second end, the first end of the attachment members affixed to the inner side of the shoes. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153248

Footwear with heel attachment and method of use

An article of clothing is disclosed herein. The article of clothing includes an item of footwear, a heel accessory, and a heel accessory fastener. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153247

Software for designing, configuring and providing manufacturing specifications for biomechanically aware protective gear

Software for designing, configuring, and manufacturing a smart, biomechanically aware helmet is described. The software has numerous modules. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153246

Ventilated modular dual shelled helmet system

A modular helmet is described herein. The module helmet includes an inner shell adapted to be positioned onto a user's head and an outer shell coupled to the inner shell. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153245

Football helmet liner to reduce concussions and traumatic brain injuries

A composite multi-axial impact protection liner for a helmet is provided that reduces rotational acceleration, rotational strain rate, and rotational strain that cause concussions. In a protective helmet so equipped, one or more layers of fluid polymer, including strain thinning and strain thickening polymers, are positioned between the wearer's head and a hard helmet shell. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153244

Impact-dissipating liners and methods of fabricating impact-dissipating liners

Impact-dissipating liners, helmets having an impact-dissipating liner, and methods of fabricating impact-dissipating liners are provided. The liners include a fluid impermeable enclosure having cavities with sidewalls and a fluid contained in the enclosure. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153243

Adjustable elastic shear protection in protective gear

Protective gear such as a helmet includes multiple shell layers connected using one or more shear protection devices. The shear protection devices have a general v-shaped configuration with one vertex point and two endpoints. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153242

Elastic shear protection in protective gear

Protective gear such as a helmet includes multiple shell layers connected using one or more shear protection devices. The shear protection devices have a general v-shaped configuration with one vertex point and two endpoints. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153241

Size adjusting unit for headwear having high decorativeness

A size adjustment unit for a headwear having high decorativeness is provided. The size adjustment unit for a headwear having high decorativeness includes: a first band including a plurality of coupling protrusions; a second band including a plurality of coupling holes arranged to correspond to the coupling protrusions; a first decorative member that is attached to an outer surface of the first band; and a second decorative member that is attached to an outer surface of the second band.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153240

Torso-shaped pillow

A pillow case and pillow in the shape of a human torso, for altering clothes worn on the pillow; the human torso including a human trunk and a first pair of base portions of appendages extending out from the trunk substantially at the position and with the orientation of human arms relative to the human trunk, each substantially in the shape of the base portion of human arms; a second pair of base portions of appendages extending out from the trunk substantially at the position and with the orientation of human legs relative to the human trunk, each substantially in the shape of the base portion of human legs; and a base portion of an appendage extending out from the trunk, substantially at the position and with the orientation of a neck relative to the human trunk, substantially in the shape of the base portion of a human neck.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153239

Article of clothing having magnetic fastening assemblies

An article of clothing, such as a dress shirt, blouse, coat, jacket, or vest, includes a sheet of material forming a body portion. First and second plackets are formed along respective first and second end portions of the sheet of material. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153238

Cinching tool

The invention is a cinching tool. The cinching tool is a generally flat, substantially two-dimensional and geometrically shaped to accommodate wear underneath clothing, and has a generally rigid perimeter, a generally flexible interior portion having a hole in its center. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153237

Body protection

It also relates to a body protector at least partly made using the structure and protective clothing comprising at least one such protector.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153236

Necktie holder

A necktie holder for securing, around the neck of a wearer, an article of clothing having first and second ends includes: a central portion defining a channel that passes through the necktie holder, the central portion having first and second sides; and first and second wings extending, respectively, from the first and second sides of the central portion. The first and second wings each are arranged with respect to the central portion so that the necktie holder formed by the central portion and the first and second wings is the shape of a knot of a necktie. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153235

Wearable metal detection system

A wearable metal detection system. The system includes a glove including a metal detection circuit disposed therein including a power supply, a first speaker, and a wireless transceiver each operably connected to a sensor configured to detect the presence of metal. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153234

Fabric with embedded information beacon

A composite fabric is disclosed in which an information beacon is embedded within the composite fabric to assist with loss prevention, anti-counterfeiting, locating lost individuals or the like. In embodiments, layers of fabric may be joined using adhesive, stitching, quilted stitching, riveting, or other means to securely house an information beacon. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153233

Protective gear

Protective gear for protecting an arm or other body part of a wearer, such as a lacrosse, hockey, baseball, or other sports player, or an occupational worker, is provided. The gear can be in the form of an arm guard including a forearm guard, a biceps guard and a sleeve. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153232

Heat blocking apron assembly

A heat blocking apron assembly includes an apron that may be worn on a front of a pregnant woman's body. A first strap is coupled to the apron and the first strap is placed around a neck of the pregnant woman. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153231

Functional clothing

Functional clothing containing an outer skin and an inner skin is provided. The outer skin is formed to be normal outdoor clothing and has a light emitting part attached thereto. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153230

Ozone garment system and methods thereof

A scent control system comprises a garment system having a cloaking substance dispersion system including a dispersion circuit for providing cloaking substance for cloaking the user.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153229

Garment system

A garment system has a body portion in communication with at least two arm portions, wherein the body portion has an anterior and posterior segment, and wherein the body portion is configured to engage the torso of a user. A pouch, having a circular opening into a hollow interior, wherein the circular opening has a circumference, wherein the circumference is affixed to the body portion, wherein the body portion and the at least two arm portions are stored within the pouch in a stored position.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153228

Electrical connections for wearables and other articles

This invention is related to electrical connections in wearable garments and other articles that enable the transfer of electrical signals or electrical power from one site in the garment or article to another site on the garment or article by the use of an electrical conductor printed along the length of a substrate which bridges the two sites.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153227

Electrical connections for wearables and other articles

This invention is related to electrical connections in wearable garments and other articles that enable the transfer of electrical signals or electrical power from one site in the garment or article to another site on the garment or article by the use of an electrical conductor printed along the length of a sewable substrate which bridges the two sites.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153226

Brassiere having reduced seams in the back and method of making

A brassiere and method of making including a front portion configured to receive the breasts of the wearer and a back panel including a first lateral side affixed to the front portion and a second lateral side affixed to the front portion. The back panel includes an inner fabric layer configured to contact the wearer's skin, an outer fabric layer opposing the inner fabric layer, and reinforcing panels positioned between the inner fabric layer and the outer fabric layer. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153225

Infant bib system

An infant bib system for inhibiting a pacifier from falling on a floor includes a bib that is worn on a child. A strap is coupled to the bib. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153224

Compression device

A compression article which is produced from an elastic textile material, in particular a knitted fabric, and which is provided with at least one elastic holding strap which protects against slipping on the body part, characterized in that the holding strap is produced using a friction thread which is located in places on the strap inner side on the surface of the strap.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153223

Electronic vapor provision device

An electronic vapor provision device comprising a battery assembly and a vaporizer, wherein the battery assembly comprises a power cell and a computer, the vaporizer is releasably connectable to the battery assembly and the computer comprises a computer processor and a memory, wherein the computer is configured to detect whether the vaporizer is connected to the battery assembly without use of the electronic vapor provision device by a user, and to substantially remain in a sleep mode until the vaporizer is connected to the battery assembly.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153222

Atomizer and electronic cigarette having same

An exemplary atomizer includes a housing, a liquid storage chamber, and an atomization assembly. The atomization assembly includes a main body defining a liquid inlet, a liquid absorbing element arranged in the main body. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153221

Combination vaporizer

A combination vaporizer is disclosed. The vaporizer includes a first body having a cavity for receiving a cartridge containing a first product, and a second body containing a second product. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153220

Vaporizer with cartridge

A vaporizer unit having a cartridge and a battery unit is disclosed. The cartridge has a replaceable heating unit and a u shaped flow path. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153219

Vaporizer

A cartridge-based vaporizer is disclosed. The vaporizer has a body with a control panel and a chamber for receiving a cartridge. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153218

Vaporizer cartridge system

A vaporizer for vaporizing flavored liquids is disclosed. The vaporizer includes a mouthpiece, a tank, and an atomizer. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153217

Ultrasonic atomizer and electronic cigarette

Embodiments of the present invention disclose an ultrasonic atomizer and electronic cigarette. The ultrasonic atomizer comprises a liquid storage cavity and a piezoelectric ceramic piece both are provided in an outer sleeve; the plane where the piezoelectric ceramic piece is located is parallel to the axial line of the outer sleeve; at least one surface of the piezoelectric ceramic piece is in contact with a liquid storage body; the liquid storage body communicates with the liquid storage cavity; and an atomization surface of the piezoelectric ceramic piece communicates with an air passage.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153216

Low temperature heat not burn electronic cigarette

The present invention relates to a low-temperature heat-not-burn electronic cigarette comprised of the first holder including a pipe and to mounting plate with the mounting plate connected to the external wall of the pipe. The mounting plate and the second holder are connected to form an inner cavity with a control plate fixed in the inner cavity and the second holder having a key linked to the buttons on the control plate with the buffer pads. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153215

Heater element for a vaporization device

A heating element for a vaporizing device, a vaporizing device containing the heating element, and a method for vaporizing fluid ejected by an ejection head. The heating element includes a conductive material deposited onto an insulative substrate, a protective layer deposited onto the conductive layer, and a porous layer having a porosity of at least about 50% deposited onto the protective layer. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153214

Burning type heat source, flavor inhaler, and manufacturing method of burning type heat source

A manufacturing method of a burning type heat source extending along a first direction from an ignition end toward a non-ignition end. The burning type heat source (50) has a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1). ...

06/07/18 / #20180153213

Vaporizer metal foam filter

An improved vaporizer for volalizing inhalants is described. The vaporizer comprises a heat source for heating air flowing through the vaporizer. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153212

Fleece for smokeless tobacco

A fleece for a smokeless tobacco pouch is disclosed. The fleece is formed with apertures.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153211

Chewable and deformable oral pouched snuff product

The present disclosure relates to an oral pouched snuff product and a method for its production. The oral pouched snuff product comprises a filling material and a saliva-permeable pouch enclosing the filling material, the saliva-permeable pouch comprising at least one elongated seal and the saliva-permeable pouch comprising a mesh material being elastic in at least one direction and comprising fibres of thermoplastic polyamide, wherein the at least one elongated seal has a seal strength of at least 0.10 n/mm as measured in dry state as well as in wet state. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153210

Automatic cigarette-lighting purifier

An automatic cigarette-lighting purifier includes a cigarette holding chamber and a smoke purification device, one end of the cigarette holding is provided with a chamber opening which is communicated with the smoke purification device and the cigarette holding chamber, and a cigarette positioning member is provided at the chamber opening. The automatic cigarette-lighting purifier further includes a ventilation end cap that is movable to cover the end of the cigarette holding chamber that is opposite to the chamber opening, and a cigarette-lighting member is at one side of the ventilation end cap. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153209

Electronic vaping material container

An inhalant material container for electronic smoking device is a tube-like storage container with an open top and an open bottom. The container is made of quartz, glass, or other like materials. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153208

Producing an aerosol-forming composition

There is provided a machine for producing an aerosol-forming composition for an aerosol-generating system, the machine including a plurality of reservoirs configured to contain components of an aerosol-forming composition; a mixing mechanism in communication with the plurality of reservoirs; a controller connected to, and configured to control, the mixing mechanism; a user interface connected to the controller for a user to operate the machine, the mixing mechanism being configured to mix selective quantities of components from the plurality of reservoirs according to specified ratios to create an aerosol-forming composition; a testing mechanism including a heater assembly configured to vaporize a test sample to form an aerosol, and at least one outlet configured to deliver the aerosol to the user; and a transfer mechanism configured to deliver the test sample to the testing mechanism. There is also provided a machine and process for producing and delivering the test sample.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153207

Reduced-exposure tobacco products

The present invention provides methodologies, including the utilization of genetically modified (gm) tobaccos, for the development and production of consumer acceptable preps encompassing the following: 1) production of low tar-to-nicotine ratio cigarettes, which allow smokers to obtain satisfying, amounts of nicotine more efficiently than conventional cigarettes while reducing whole smoke deliveries; thereby reducing smoker ‘compensation’ that exists with conventional low-yield cigarettes; 2) reduction of harmful tobacco-specific nitrosamines in tobacco products by genetic means and by extracting nicotine from tobacco and combining such with genetically modified reduced-nicotine tobacco; 3) production of improved expanded tobacco which utilizes genetically modified increased-nicotine tobacco; and 4) production of reconstituted tobacco which includes any combinations of the following: genetically modified increased-nicotine tobacco, genetically modified reduced-nicotine tobacco, tobacco leaf fractions, and freshly harvested freeze-dried tobacco.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153206

Labile-based spray and emissions for food applications

Food applications including seed treatment, planting, pest control, plant health, harvest and desiccation, processing, preservation, flavor enhancement, encapsulation, suspension, emulsion techniques, packaging, shipping, and storage applications incorporate low pressure or low energy processes to emit viscous fluids. Fixtures, applicators, application configurations, and operational parameters and dimensions may be determined, limited, and selected based on a lability characteristic of a feedstock ingredient with respect to a lability reference frame.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153205

Imaging and forming method using projection operation and back projection method

A method of the present invention comprises: manufacturing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional real image using a projection operation and back projection method, and also comprises: completing two-dimensional display, three-dimensional display, two-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printing using the real image. The present invention belongs to the field of flat-panel display, the field of 3d stereographic display, the technical field of printing, the field of rapid prototyping, the field of additive manufacturing, and the field of 3d printing. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153204

Food for prophylaxis or improvement of malnutrition

The present invention relates to a food containing at least one grain selected from the group consisting of soybean, maize and sorghum, lysine or a salt thereof, glutamine or a salt thereof, and methionine or a salt thereof.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153203

(5r)-(ß-d-glucopyranosyloxy)-1,5-dihydro-2h-pyrrol-2-one as umami molecule

The present invention relates to the use of (5r)-(β-d-glucopyranosyloxy)-1,5-dihydro-2h-pyrrol-2-one for umami taste and/or flavor enhancing of a food product.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153202

Spray drying

A method of preparing spray-dried flavor-containing particles, comprising the addition of flavor to an aqueous, sugar-free matrix and spray-drying the resulting blend, the matrix comprising an emulsifier, a film former and at least one metal salt, selected from the ferrous, alkali metal and alkaline earth metal salts of citric, gluconic and tartaric acids. The method allows the preparation of highly-stable, oxidation- and moisture resistant flavor particles.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153201

Agrochemical-free siraitia grosvenorii extract, and method for preparing same

A siraitia grosvenorii extract preparation method is provided herein that removes an agrochemical selectively and efficiently from a siraitia grosvenorii extract containing the agrochemical. The method further comprises collecting with high yield a siraitia grosvenorii glycoside, a substance useful as a sweetener component.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153200

Food concentrate for soup, sauce or gravy

A food concentrate in the form of a paste is provided with high amounts of non-gelatinised starch without the need for sorbitol such that after dilution a sufficient viscosity is obtained in the ready-to-eat product.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153199

Process for obtaining citrus fiber from citrus peel

A process is disclosed for obtaining citrus fiber from citrus peel. Citrus fiber is obtained having a c* close packing concentration value of less than 3.8 wt %/ anhydrous base. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153198

Method for producing roasted nori

Provided is a method for producing roasted nori, comprising a heating treatment step in which immobilized sheet-like nori is treated with superheated steam for at least one second. The present invention also relates to a heating treatment machine for heat-treating sheet-like nori, which includes: a nori placement section that has an upper surface on which nori is placed, and a lower surface located at the side opposite to the upper surface; an uplift prevention section which has a lower surface disposed so as to face the upper surface of the nori placement section, and which is configured to be situated so as to leave a space of at most 50 mm between the upper surface of the nori placement section and the lower surface of the uplift prevention section; a superheated steam blast port for blasting superheated steam over the nori placed on the nori placement section; and a superheated steam generation device for generating superheated steam and supplying the superheated steam to the superheated steam blast port.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153197

Meat treatment composition and use thereof

This invention concerns reduction of moisture loss during the processing of meat. The present invention resides in the finding that pre-treatment of fresh meat with compositions comprising acetic acid salts and certain polysaccharide materials can reduce moisture losswith as much as 15%, as compared to non-treated meat. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153196

Enzyme-assisted extraction of steviol glycosides from the leaves of stevia rebaudiana bertoni

The invention relates to the development of a simple and eco-friendly process of extraction of sweet glycosides: steviosides from the leaves of stevia rebaudiana. In particular, certain embodiments provide enhanced isolation of steviosides by enzyme assisted extraction, in combination with metal salts, followed by pressurized aqueous extraction. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153195

System and method to combine a filter system with a freeze dryer to prevent contamination of a vacuum pump

A system and method for providing a filter to prevent contamination of a vacuum pump during use with a freeze dryer. The method comprises evacuating, with a vacuum pump, pressure from freeze dryer; monitoring level of oil in reservoir; circulating oil between a sedimentary filter and a coalescing filter, and the vacuum pump, whereby a low pressure generated by the vacuum pump enables flowage of the oil; collecting condensation and water vapor that evaporates from oil through an exhaust hose; collecting, in the sedimentary filter, rust, particulates, and water from oil; collecting, in coalescing filter, water vapor and particulate gas to coalesce water vapor and particulate gas into oil, water, and particulates; separating, in coalescing filter, oil from water and particulates, whereby oil is rejuvenated; injecting clean air into rejuvenated oil; and turning the vacuum off and allowing remaining oil in the static system to return to vacuum pump reservoir.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153194

Agent having anti-ice nucleation activity

Wherein x and y are identical or different, and each represents an amino acid residue, n represents an integer of 2 to 6, p represents an integer of 0 to 4, and q represents an integer of 0 to 4, with the proviso that p+q does not exceed 4, wherein when p represents an integer of 2 to 4, two to four amino acid residues represented by (x)p may be identical or different, and when q represents an integer of 2 to 4, two to four amino acid residues represented by (y)q may be identical or different, or an anti-ice nucleation activator comprising a complex composed of one or more of the tyrosine peptides and a polymer, wherein the one or more of the tyrosine peptides are bonded to the polymer; an antifreeze liquid comprising the anti-ice nucleation activator and water; a coating solution for preventing frost damage comprising the complex; a method for improving the anti-ice nucleation activity of a biological material, the method comprising the step of bringing the anti-ice nucleation activator into contact with a biological material; and a method for preserving a biological material, the method comprising the step of bringing the anti-ice nucleation activator into contact with a biological material.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153193

Method and system for making carbonated protein beverage compositions

A method according to an embodiment may be used to make a carbonated protein beverage composition for large quantity mass production purposes. The method includes flowing a liquid protein concentrate and water, and mixing them to form a beverage composition pre-mix. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153192

Beer-flavored beverage

Provided is a beer-taste beverage, including: (a) proline; and (b) dehydroascorbic acid, in which: a mass ratio of the component (b) to the component (a), [(b)/(a)], is from 0.001 to 1,000; the beer-taste beverage has a ph of from 2 to 5; and the beer-taste beverage has a content of ethanol of less than 1 mass %.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153191

Folic acid, metal complexes for rumen by-pass nutritional supplementation of ruminants

A method and composition for dietary supplementation of ruminants with folic acid in a manner that assures the folic acid will not be consumed by rumen bacteria and instead will pass through to the intestine and to the animal's blood serum in order to enhance milk production. The folic acid in water is mixed with a water soluble metal salt of zinc, copper, iron or manganese or mixtures thereof to form a metal folate complex.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153190

Feed composition using perilla meal and method for producing thereof

The present invention relates to a feed composition using perilla meal, in which the ratio of omega-3 (omega-3) fatty acid and omega-6 (omega-6) fatty acid is adjusted to 1:4 or less to obtain livestock products, such as meat or milk, containing a large amount of unsaturated fatty acid. More specifically, the present invention related to a feed composition using perilla meal to produce livestock products with the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids being 1:4 or less which is a recommended ratio of the world health organization (who).. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153189

Apparatus and methods for cooling products

An apparatus for reducing a temperature of products includes a housing having a chamber within, wherein the chamber has upper and lower regions; a conveyor for transporting the products through the chamber, the conveyor constructed for substantial gas flow to pass through the conveyor without substantially reducing the ability of the conveyor to transport the products; an agitator associated with the conveyor for selective, intermittent contact with the conveyor to displace the conveyor from a plane of travel, thereby displacing the products on the conveyor to substantially prevent the products from adhering to the conveyor and other of the products; a gas circulation device disposed within the chamber to generate circulating gas flow within the chamber; and a shroud disposed within the chamber for coacting with the conveyor to provide an interface between the upper and lower regions, the shroud constructed and arranged to guide the circulating gas flow from the lower region through the conveyor to the upper region, and thereby facilitating displacement of the products on the conveyor to increase exposed surface area of said products. A related method is also provided.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153188

Machine and method for making and dispensing liquid, semi-liquid and/or semi-solid food products

A machine for making and dispensing liquid, semi-liquid and/or semi-solid food products and which includes at least a cylinder for containing and processing basic products, means for heating and cooling the cylinder wrapped around at least part of the cylinder and a mixer unit positioned inside the cylinder which is able to mix the basic products during their processing; the machine also includes a supply duct for supplying the products into the cylinder, a dispensing duct for withdrawing the food products from the cylinder and means for recirculating the products contained in the containment and processing cylinder which are able to withdraw the products from the cylinder through the dispensing duct and to return them into the cylinder through the supply duct.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153187

Process for preparing fat slurries and a process for preparing emulsions of such slurries

A process for the preparation of an edible fat slurry containing oil and solid fat particles of hardstock fat, in which said slurry is made by adding a melted hardstock fat to cold liquid oil in a vessel over a period of time. The invention also relates to a process for turning such slurry into an oil-continuous emulsion.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153186

Powdered cheese method and product

Disclosed is a method for making cheese powder using freeze-dried cheese, the method eliminating the need for added emulsifying salts. Also disclosed are products made by the method.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153185

Sweetened condensed creamer

A sweetened condensed creamer comprising: a) a hydrocolloid comprising non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose; b) an emulsifier; b) a protein; c) a fat; d) a sweetener; e) optionally a dispersant; and f) water. The use of non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose as all or a portion of the hydrocolloid component provides unexpectedly desirable storage stability in that it desirably reduces the viscosity increase during storage, relative to that observed in conventional formulations of sweetened condensed creamers which comprise only coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153184

Non-browning lactose-free milk powder and methods of making same

Disclosed are processes for preparing dry or powder dairy compositions having low lactose contents and containing polyphenol compounds. The resultant dry or powder dairy compositions can be used to form reconstituted fluid dairy products, which can have improved organoleptic properties, such as less cooked flavor, sulfur odor, and brown color.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153183

Elaeagnus angustifolia yoghourt and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention discloses an elaeagnus angustifolia yoghourt and a manufacturing method thereof. The yoghourt is manufactured by taking fresh milk, white granulated sugar, elaeagnus angustifolia, apple pear juice and elaeagnus angustifolia honey drink as main ingredients. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153182

Apparatus and method for automatically obtaining flesh from beheaded and gutted fish

The invention relates to an apparatus (10) for automatically recovering flesh from beheaded and gutted fish (11), comprising a transport device (12) for transporting the fish (11) tail-first along a transport path in transport direction t, and a separating device (14) for separating the flesh from the bone structure, wherein the separating device (14) has at least two rotatably driven and controllable circular knives (15, 16) which are arranged at a distance from each other on mutually opposing sides of the transport path in order to form a gap s; the invention is distinguished in that the two circular knives (15, 16) are designed such that the circular knives can each be pivoted about an axis i, ii that differs from a horizontal orientation, wherein the axes i, ii are oriented in such a way that, by pivoting the circular knives (15, 16) about the axes i and ii, the point p of the smallest gap size between the circular knives (15, 16) can be positioned differently from the lowest knife point m of the two circular knives (15, 16). The invention further relates to a corresponding method.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153181

System and method for preparing meat products

A method and system for preparing meat products is provided. In various embodiments, methods and systems for preparing and producing jerky are provided. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153180

Filling machine and method for filling up liquid or pasty masses with external collecting vessel

The present disclosure relates to a filling machine and a method for filling up pasty or liquid masses, for example for sausage production, with a feed pump, in particular a vane pump, for conveying the pasty or liquid masses, a vacuum pump for generating a vacuum in the feed pump, in particular the vane cells of the vane pump, wherein the feed pump may be connected with the vacuum pump via a first channel and via an integrated collecting vessel for entrained ingredients. According to the present disclosure, a supply means is provided via which the feed pump may be optionally additionally connected with an external collecting vessel via the first channel. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153179

Beef splitting method and system

A system for processing a suspended beef carcass as the carcass is moved along a defined path. A robotic arm is carried on a moveable table and has mounted thereon a servo motor-driven band saw capable of effecting a splitting operation on the beef carcass. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153178

A method for forming pieces of food dough and an apparatus thereof

A method for forming pieces of food dough and an apparatus thereof is able to cut the food dough continuously extruded through a nozzle along the shape of the hole of the nozzle without causing deformation, and to locate pieces of the food dough on a conveyor without causing deformation. The apparatus for forming pieces of food dough comprises an extruding device and a cutting device, wherein the extruding device comprises a nozzle to continuously extrude food dough downward, and the cutting device comprises a cutting blade to cut the food dough into the pieces of food dough, a moving mechanism to move the cutting blade forward from an initial position, then to move the cutting blade downward, and then to return the cutting blade to the initial position, and a carrying-out conveyor, which is disposed below the nozzle and moves in the direction that the cutting blade moves forward.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153177

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.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153176

Botanical disinfection composition, disinfectant and preparation method thereof

The invention relates to the field of disinfectants, in particular to a botanical disinfection composition. The botanical disinfection composition comprises the following raw materials in parts by weight: 0.5-1.0 part of tea tree essential oil, 0.5-1.0 part of niaouli essential oil, 0.5-1.0 part of palmarosa essential oil, 0.5-1.0 part of lemon mint essential oil, and 0.3-0.8 part of lemon myrtle essential oil and/or litsea cubeba essential oil. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153175

Bio-stimulant composition for improved plant growth and the process of preparing the same

The present invention discloses a bio-stimulant composition for promoting plant growth comprising natural product based extracts, such as, adhatoda zeylanica extract containing vasicine, moringa oleifera extract, algal extract and combinations thereof, and excipients, and a process for preparing the same.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153174

Modulated nutritional quality traits in seeds

This invention relates to methods and materials for modulating seed nutritional quality traits of seeds produced by a wheat, cotton, soybean, or maize plant, said plant having been heterologously disposed to, or grown from, a plant element treated with an endophyte.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153173

Method for managing flea beetles of the family chrysomelidae in brassica crops

The present invention relates to a method for managing flea beetles from the family of chrysomelidae in brassica crops. The invention further relates to seed and a kit of parts for use in this method. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153172

Dispersion and detachment of cell aggregates

Compositions comprising a protein or isolated peptide, and methods using the same for preventing, dispersing or detaching a biofilm, are disclosed.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153171

Antimicrobial agent, pesticide, method for preventing plant disease caused by microorganisms, and novel bacillus subtilis

One aspect of the present invention is an antimicrobial agent including at least one of bacillus subtilis and a culture of bacillus subtilis, the bacillus subtilis showing a peak at at least one mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) selected from the group consisting of a range of 3045.5±0.58 (m/z), a range of 6942.5±0.58 (m/z), and a range of 9140.5±0.58 (m/z) in mass analysis by means of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (maldi-tof ms).. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153170

Insecticidal compounds

The invention also relates to processes and intermediates for preparing these compounds, to insecticidal, acaricidal, nematicidal and molluscicidal compositions comprising these compounds and to methods of using these compounds to control insect, acarine, nematode and mollusc pests.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153169

Method for treating coffee rust, citrus black spot, citrus scab and banana black sigatoka diseases

The invention relates to the use of a compound of formula (i) or salts thereof for controlling coffee rust, citrus black spot, citrus scab or banana black sigatoka disease, and to corresponding methods.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153168

A primer for pesticides

An emulsion of piperonyl butoxide is employed as a primer for pesticides (especially herbicides). Three key factors can be deployed in various combinations to increase the efficacy of piperonyl butoxide, namely: (1) particle size; (2) time delay; and (3) dose rate.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153167

Halogen-substituted phenoxyphenylamidines and the use thereof as fungicides

The present invention relates to halogen-substituted phenoxyphenylamidines of the general formula (i), to a process for their preparation, to the use of the amidines according to the invention for controlling unwanted microorganisms and also to an agrochemical formulation for this purpose, comprising the halogen-substituted phenoxyphenylamidines according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for controlling unwanted microorganisms by applying the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or their habitat.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153166

Herbicidal composition

A group consisting of flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, saflufenacil, oxyfluorfen, fomesafen and a compound represented by the formula (i):. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153165

Microcapsels containing an algicide and a melamine-formaldehyde polymer

The present invention relates to microcapsules comprising one or more biocides such as, in particular, algicides, and at least one melamine-formaldehyde polymer, to a method for the production thereof, and to the use thereof for protecting technical materials.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153164

Agroformulation of microcapsules with sulfonate and codispersant

The present invention relates to an aqueous composition comprising in the aqueous phase microcapsules, which comprise a shell and a core, where the core contains a pesticide; sulfonate; and a codispersant of the formula (i) as defined below. The invention further relates to a method of preparing said composition by synthesizing the microcapsules in the aqueous phase in the presence of the sulfonate and the codispersant. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153163

Method for preparing a stable isothiazolone formulation

A method for producing a stable microbicidal composition. The method comprises steps of: (a) combining a glycol solvent of formula r(och2chr1)nh, wherein r is c1-c6 alkyl and n has a number average value from 2 to 5 and r1 is hydrogen or methyl; dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid in an amount from 0.3 to 1.8 wt % based on the entire microbicidal composition; and a copper (ii) salt selected from the group consisting of copper (ii) hydroxide, copper (ii) carbonate and mixtures thereof to form an initial mixture; wherein a mole ratio of copper:dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid is from 1:0.25 to 1:1.95; (b) maintaining the initial mixture at 40 to 80° c. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153162

Method for reducing damage by harmful organisms in corn cultivation

A method for reducing damage by harmful organisms in corn cultivation. Damage by harmful organisms in corn cultivation can be reduced by carrying out the steps of: a) making a furrow in a cultivated land; b) seeding the furrow formed in the foregoing step with corn; c) applying to the furrow one or more selected from compound group (ii), or c′) applying to the furrow one or more selected from compound group (i) and one or more selected from compound group (ii); and d) closing the furrow. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153161

Benzoic acid herbicide composition

An emulsifiable concentrate comprising a benzoic acid herbicide in acid form dissolved in an amide solvent and an amide solvent and an amine emulsion stabiliser. Preferably: •the benzoic acid herbicide is selected from tba, chloramben and dicamba acid, •the amine is of the formula (i) nr1r2r3 where wherein r1, r2 and r3 are independently selected from the group selected from hydrogen; c1 to c10 alkyl; c5 or c6 cycloaliphatic optionally substituted with from one to four c1 to c4 alkyl groups and/or an amino-c1 to c4 alkyl group; c1 to c10 alkyl substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, c1 to c10 alkoxy, amino, (c1 to c5 alkyl)amino and di-(c1 to c6 alkyl)amino; and the group wherein two of r1, r2 and r3 together form a ring of 5 or 6 constituent ring members selected from methylene, —o—, —n(h)— and —n(c1 to c6-alkyl) and the other of r1, r2 and r3 is selected from hydrogen, c1 to c5 alkyl and c1 to c5 alkyl substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, c1 to c5 alkoxy, amino and (c1 to c5 alkyl)amino; and wherein at least one of r1, r2 and r3 is other than hydrogen, and •the amide solvents are of the formula (ii) r4—con—r5r6 where r is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and c1 to c17 hydrocarbyl, and r5 and r6 are is selected from the group consisting of c1 to c15 hydrocarbyl and may together from a ring incorporating the nitrogen of the amide comprising 4 or 5 methylene groups.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153160

Emulsifiable concentrate comprising picolinic acid herbicide

An emulsifiable concentrate of a picolinic acid herbicide comprising a picolinic acid dissolved in an amide solvent and at least one amine.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153159

Fatty nitrile solvents for agricultural formulations

Use of fatty nitriles as solvents in agrochemical formulations is disclosed. The fatty nitrile used as the solvent in some of the embodiments disclosed herein has the general structure r—c≡n, where the r group is selected from substituted or unsubstituted, linear or branched, alkyl or alkenyl groups having 7-21 carbon atoms. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153158

Systems and methods for ex-vivo organ care and for using lactate as an indication of donor organ status

The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to ex-vivo organ care. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to maintaining an organ ex-vivo at near-physiologic conditions. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153157

Gas depletion and gas addition devices for blood treatment

Devices for the preparation of depleted blood products that provide for the depletion of oxygen, carbon dioxide, or oxygen and carbon dioxide are described. In addition, devices for the replenishment of oxygen and other gases to an anaerobic blood product are described. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153156

Methods and formulations for storing entomopathogenic nematodes

Provided herein are methods and formulations for stable and prolonged storage of infective juveniles of entomopathogenic nematodes.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153155

Method for cryopreservation of cardiocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow

A method is disclosed for cryopreservation of cardiocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow, the method maintaining the function of the cardiocytes derived from differentiated pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow, and yet reducing the possibility for tumorigenesis of undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow. A method is also disclosed for cryopreservation of cardiocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells (derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow, the method including dissociating cells from a cell population which has been induced to differentiate into cardiocytes from pluripotent stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue or bone marrow.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153154

Pinniped deterrent

A method for deterring pinnipeds from an area by deploying a movable array of deterrent devices over the area to be protected.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153153

Devices and methods for controlling insects

Devices and methods for controlling insects are generally described. Typically, the devices include a fiber web comprising a plurality of glass fibers or other substrate made of non-absorptive material impregnated or otherwise loaded with an insect control composition comprising an active insecticidal species (e.g., a pyrethroid such as transfluthrin). ...

06/07/18 / #20180153152

Horseshoe

The present invention relates to a horseshoe having a toe end, a heel end opposite the toe end, a top surface that spans between the heel end and the toe end, and a bottom surface that spans between the heel end and the toe end, wherein the top surface tapers toward the bottom surface from the heel end to the toe end.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153151

Cooler accessory bracket and methods of use

A removably attachable accessory bracket for a cooler, comprising: an upper portion configured with a low profile to fit wholly within a recess located on an upper rim of the cooler; a pin connected to the upper portion configured as an insertable counterpart to a cooler tie down slot located on the upper rim of the cooler; an offset bracket with a tie down slot connected to the upper portion and configured for passing a tie down strap therethrough; and, at least one accessory connected to the bracket.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153150

Mobile fishing rod transportation and storage system

A mobile fishing rod transportation and storage system includes two longitudinal and two horizontal rods. Four corners connect the longitudinal rods to the horizontal rods to form a frame. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153149

Live bait pen

A live bait pen includes a porous housing having fence framework including a side framework portion, a container surface disposed within the side of framework portion configured for ease of removal of bait within the pen, and an openable lid operably disposed on a top of said side framework portion to provide easy insertion of bait in said pen.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153148

Fishing reel

A fishing reel including: a main body mounted on a fishing rod; a spool for allowing a fishing line to be wound or unwound, the spool being installed on the main body so as to be rotatable; and a fishing wheel for rotating the spool, the fishing wheel being connected to a spool shaft gearshift which induces rotation of the spool. The fishing wheel is connected to the spool shaft gearshift via angle variation means, and a connection angle between the wheel and the gearshift varies using the angle variation means to reduce strain applied on a user's wrist while rotating the spool.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153147

Fishing lure

Fishing lures include a paddle-shaped plane member affixed to, or formed or carved on, a top or body surface thereof. The plane member permits the fishing lure to mimic the natural swimming patterns of vertically fleeing/escaping prey fish targeted by predatory fishes. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153146

Double knockout (gt/cmah-ko) pigs, organs and tissues

The invention provides double knockout transgenic pigs (gt/cmah-ko pigs) lacking expression of any functional αgal and cmah. Double knockout gt/cmah-ko transgenic organs, tissues and cells are also provided. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153145

Humanized mice and uses thereof

The invention relates to methods for generating, expanding and maintaining a culture of leukocytes in heterologous animals. The invention also relates to the use of these animals as models of human immune system for testing molecules in order to treat a disease or disorder such as cancer.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153144

System and method for maintaining the health of captive fish in a mobile environment

A system for maintaining the health of captive fish in a mobile environment, comprising a live well for containing fish in a fluid medium, a plurality of thermoelectric coolers affixed to the live well, and a live well controller for controlling a direct current applied to the thermoelectric coolers, and a method for maintaining a consistent temperature comprising the steps of setting an initial temperature, applying a current to thermoelectric coolers, reading a new temperature, and adjusting the current based at least in part on the new temperature reading.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153143

Apparatus, system, and method for stream restoration

Systems and methods for creating habitats for benthic macro-invertebrate organisms and fish are provided. The system contains a platform and woody material attached thereto. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153142

A device and a method for reducing the number of exterior parasites on fish

A device for reducing the number of exterior parasites on fish, comprising a hollow cylindrical filter member (3) having an inlet and an outlet, the circumference of the inlet and/or outlet being provided with a nozzle (1a, 1b), wherein the nozzle comprises a substantially annular slit along the circumference of the inlet and/or outlet for ejecting a fluid towards the interior of the cylindrical filter (3).. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153141

Access beekeeper's veil

To alleviate the problems that exist in the current state of the art, this invention provides a beekeeper's veil with an opening directly over and in front of the face of the wearer, providing fast, easy access through the veil with out the risk or fears mentioned above. The zipper used to open/close the face-covering panel is preferably visible to the beekeeper so that they do not have to rely on “feel” or mirrors. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153140

Egg washing apparatus

A cleaning device for eggs and more specifically relates to an egg washing apparatus structured and arranged to be used by small-scale chicken farmers and people who prefer to purchase free range eggs from their local farmer's market or co-op.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153139

System and method for producing toy balls for pets

The invention relates to the method of producing toy balls for pets, including: manufacturing distorted sphere balls with an opening in the distorted area using injection molding; sealing the opening of the distorted sphere balls to form uni-body sphere-shaped balls. The material used in the production of these toys can be rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, or thermoplastic rubber. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153138

Piezoelectric detection coupling of a bark collar

A collar unit device is described comprising a receiving cavity for receiving a metal electrode probe, wherein at least one elastomeric ring encircles the metal electrode probe, wherein the at least one elastomeric ring mechanically isolates the metal electrode probe from the receiving cavity. The device includes a piezoelectric element. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153137

Piezoelectric detection coupling of a bark collar

A method is described that comprises receiving a filtered signal corresponding to an acoustic event, applying one or more tests to the filtered signal in a sequence, wherein each test of the one or more tests assesses the filtered signal for the presence of one or more characteristics, the determining the presence of the one or more characteristics comprising a failure to identify the acoustic event as a first event, terminating the applying the one or more tests when a test determines the presence of the one or more characteristics, and identifying the acoustic event as the first event upon an occurrence of completing all tests of the one or more tests, the completing all tests including each test in the sequence determining the absence of the one or more characteristics.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153136

Animal pacifier

A livestock sucking device or pacifier has a nipple with a shaft and a base. A weighted member is connected to a lower surface of the base. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153135

Portable pet restraint

Apparatuses and methods for restraining a pet are disclosed herein. A portable pet restraint apparatus includes a body with an end section having a cavity with a lower peripheral edge, a suction device mounted to the body with a vacuum-enabling suction component for placement upon an attachment surface, and a force-transmitting shaft attached to the vacuum-enabling suction component and movable to bring the vacuum-enabling suction component between vacuum-disabling and vacuum-enabling conditions relative to the attachment surface. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153134

Pet bed systems

A pet bed system for a pet to use as a pet bed which also includes storage for paperwork, extra toys, clothes, and the like. The pet bed system lessens the amount of space needed for the pet's belongings and keeps all the documentation in a secure location. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153133

Feline housing assembly

A feline housing assembly includes a box that may be placed outdoors. A doorway extends into an interior of the box. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153132

Milking arrangement and method for guiding animals through a milking arrangement

A milking arrangement that includes at least a first and a second milking system for milking animals, a common entrance lane configured to allow a plurality of animals to enter the milking arrangement, and a guiding structure configured to guide each of the plurality of animals to either one of the first and second milking systems to be milked therein, where the guiding structure comprises a smart gate arrangement that guides each animal, after having been identified, to a respective one of the first and second milking systems depending on the identity of the animal, and where, depending upon selected periods of time, such as during periods of low expected or measured utilization of the milking arrangement, the smart gate arrangement guides each animal to a single one of the first and second milking systems irrespective of the identity of the animal.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153131

Milk separation device

The invention relates to a milk separation device of a milking system for milking, in particular automated milking, of milk-producing animals. The milk separation device comprises a body, which has an inlet connection and an outlet connection, and a cover, which has a connection to a vacuum line. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153130

Milking arrangement, and a method of operating a milking arrangement

A milking arrangement includes robot milking stations connected to a milk conduit with an outlet end. A connection conduit connected to the outlet end includes an outlet member. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153129

Milk meter

A milk meter for measuring a flow rate of a milk flow with an inlet and an outlet a liquid flow path from the inlet to the outlet, a stabilization chamber in the liquid flow path and a float in the stabilization chamber configured to float on milk the milk meter is configured so a level of milk in the stabilization chamber depends on the flow rate of the milk flow, and is provided with a magnetic unit in the stabilization chamber, the magnetic field varies in a height direction of the stabilization chamber, an electronic measuring unit is arranged in the float for measuring the strength of the magnetic field, the strength is a measure of the height within the stabilization chamber at which the float is floating on the milk and the strength of the magnetic field is a measure of the flow rate of the milk flow.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153128

Lettuce cultivar lockwood

A lettuce cultivar, designated lockwood, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds, plants and plant parts of lettuce cultivar lockwood and to methods for producing a lettuce plant by crossing the cultivar lockwood with itself or another lettuce cultivar. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153127

Lettuce variety 41-117 rz

The present invention relates to a lactuca sativa seed designated 41-117 rz. The present invention also relates to a lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 41-117 rz seed. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153126

Hybrid spinach variety 51-712 rz

The present invention relates to a spinacia oleracea seed designated 51-712 rz, which exhibits a combination of traits slow growing, semi-savoy leaves, medium ovate mature leaves, late to very late bolting, and resistance to downy mildew (p. Farinosa f. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153125

Hybrid spinach variety 51-348 rz

The present invention relates to a spinacia oleracea seed designated 51-348 rz, which exhibits a combination of traits slow to medium growing, smooth leaves, dark green leaves, medium to late bolting, and resistance to downy mildew (p. Farinosa f. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153124

Fusarium head blight resistance in plants

Plants, plant cells, and plant seeds are described herein that are resistant to fusarium head blight (fhb). The plants, plant cells, and plant seeds can be wheat plants, plant cells, and plant seeds.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153123

Soybean variety sm14299337

Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated sm14299337, a sample of which is deposited under atcc accession no. Also disclosed are plants, or parts thereof, grown from the seed of the variety, plants having the morphological and physiological characteristics of the sm14299337 variety, and methods of using the plant or parts thereof in a soybean breeding program.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153122

Soybean variety mn11278981

Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated mn11278981, a sample of which is deposited under atcc accession no. ______. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153121

Soybean variety mn11277371

Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated mn11277371, a sample of which is deposited under atcc accession no. ______. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153120

Soybean variety sm14307266

Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated sm14307266, a sample of which is deposited under atcc accession no. ______. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153119

Soybean variety sm14328903

Disclosed is the seed of a novel soybean variety, designated sm14328903, a sample of which is deposited under atcc accession no. ______. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153118

Broccoli type adapted for ease of harvest

A broccoli plant characterized in having an exerted head having a crown higher than the leaf canopy and a harvestable head of at least about 200 grams when planted at a density of 40,000 plants per hectare, where the harvestable head comprises the top 25 centimeters of said stalk.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153117

Anti-algae saline aquaculture systems and methods

A method of irrigating a saline aquaculture system to control pests is described herein. The method includes acquiring a second set of environmental condition data on a computing device using a sensor coupled to a platform, such that the platform is configured to grow a salt-tolerant plant therein; comparing the second set of environmental condition data to a first set of environmental condition data acquired at a previous time point; determining whether freshwater accumulation has increased or will increase at a future time point on a surface of the platform; when it is determined that the freshwater accumulation on the surface of the platform has increased or will increase relative to the previous time point, activating a saltwater distribution device coupled to the platform; and reducing an accumulation of one or more of: insects, caterpillars, fungi, and bacteria on the surface of the platform.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153116

Vertical assembly for growing plants

A device for growing plants is provided. The device has a panel assembly on which a one or a plurality of nutrient flow channels is supported to provide nutrient flow passages from an inlet at an upper region to an outlet at a lower region of the support panel. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153115

Appratus for crop/plant/life-form cultivation

The present invention attends to individual plant/life-form needs, reduces mortality, improving quality of the plant/life-form and enables picking up of ready to harvest plants via scanning plant data. This invention functions as an ‘all care unit’ for plants that is scalable and remotely operable.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153114

Modular aeroponic system and related methods

Disclosed is a modular aeroponic system that accommodates different support-mediums and misting or spray configurations. In one embodiment, the disclosed system comprises: a root chamber with plumbing that is coupled to a nutrient distribution system; a first interchangeable-lid for the root chamber that functions as a first type of support medium; a second interchangeable-lid defined a surface by a plurality of net pot receptacles for retaining a plurality of net pot support mediums; a first spray-nozzle manifold that may be removably coupled to the plumbing of the root chamber and featuring spray nozzles in a first configuration; a second spray-nozzle manifold that may be removably coupled to plumbing of the root chamber and featuring spray nozzles in a second configuration; wherein the first and second lid may be interchangeably applied to the root chamber; and wherein the first and second manifold may be interchangeably coupled to the root chamber's plumbing.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153113

Rapid transplanting system

A seedling transplanting system is provided that utilizes a seedling feeder that is configured to fit between a tray of seedlings contained within a series of chain pots and a hydroponic trough. The feeder includes a ramp and a chute that direct the seedlings from the tray into the trough. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153112

Assembly well irrigation system for environmentally friendly water conservation

An assembly well irrigation system for environmentally friendly water conservation includes: at least one well, having a ventilation tube inserted into the top of the well, an absorbent element covered onto the bottom and outer wall of the ventilation tube and filled up in an opening between the top of the well and the ventilation tube, and a float contained in the ventilation tube; and at least one water supply bottle, having a cover installed to the opening of the water supply bottle, and the cover having a fixed tube passing to the cover and a penetrating hole formed on the cover, and the penetrating hole having a movable tube capable of moving up and down for adjustment, and the water supply bottle being inverted, such that the cover is installed to the well, and the fixed tube, the movable tube and the ventilation tube are situated in the well.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153111

Novel pressureless irrigation device

The present disclosure belongs to the technical field of farm irrigation, and particularly relates to a novel pressureless irrigation device. The novel pressureless irrigation device of the present disclosure uniformly conveys irrigation water to crop plant root systems on the basis of a “connector” principle; and the size of a flow cross-section necessarily satisfies the extremely-low flowing speed requirement of “lossless conveyance” for the “connector” in a static pressure dominant operating state, thereby eliminating a problem of irrigator blockage which accompanies energy dissipation. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153110

Maple tap with sleeve

Disclosed is a device for maple sap harvesting, which includes an assembly of a tubular sleeve which is removably mounted inside a tubular section of a tap. The tubular sleeve may be molded from a food-grade, anti-bacterial material. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153109

Foliage blocking agent for precise regulation of expression of cadmium absorption and transportation-related gene in rice and application thereof

The present invention relates to the field of environmental protection, and in particular to a leaf surface barrier for ac- curately controlling cadmium absorption and transport related gene expression in rice, and an application thereof. The present inven- tion comprises: reducing a raw material, i.e., selenious acid or selenite, by using ascorbic acid to generate a nanogel, and then emul- sifying the managed for peptization to obtain a leaf surface barrier for accurately controlling cadmium absorption and transport re- lated gene expression in rice; and then mixing the leaf surface barrier with a silica sol to obtain a composite selenium and silica sol leaf surface barrier. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153108

Plant transportation assembly

A plant transportation assembly for inhibiting a plant from being damaged when the plant is transported includes a support that may be positioned in a plant pot thereby facilitating the support to extend upwardly from the plant pot. A plurality of restraints is provided and each of the restraints is removably coupled to the support. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153107

Plant container

A plant container with one or more sides including a mesh for air pruning. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153106

Method for producing food-safe sprouted seed products

Disclosed is a method for producing a food-safe dried sprouted seed product, which is especially useful for producing dried sprouted grain and oil seed products. The method results in the reduction or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms in the sprouted seed product and/or powdered seed products produced therefrom.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153105

Plant cultivation method

A method for producing a plant seedling is provided, which is based on microwave radiation in order to efficiently facilitate the plant growth. In the method, microwave radiation is started at any timing during a period ranging from appearance of a first true leaf to a timing provided before appearance of a second true leaf in a growth process of a plant. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153104

Adjustable top cover vanes for controlling crop flow in a rotary thresher

Disclosed is a harvesting combine rotor cage top cover assembly that includes an overhead roof formed from a substantially horizontal flat section and downwardly angled side sections. A series of substantially parallel vanes are located beneath the overhead roof. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153103

Machine for automatically harvesting fruits cultivated in rows

Machine (1) for the automatic harvesting of fruits cultivated in rows, formed by a self-propelled and autonomous vehicle encompassing at least one crop row (13), including a pair of parallel rails (2), a fruit collector assembly formed by a carriage (3) movably mounted on the pair of parallel rails (2) and a collector robotic arm (4) movably mounted on the carriage (3) for moving transversely with respect to the carriage (3), a carriage motor (5) for moving the carriage (3), and a robotic arm motor (6) for moving the robotic arm (4), the carriage and the robotic arm motors (5, 6) attached to the carriage (3). The carriage is movable horizontally and the robotic arm is transversally movable with respect to the rails.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153102

Crop machine with an electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder flotation system

A header is supported by a pair of hydraulic float cylinders, where a float pressure to the cylinders is directly controlled by an electronic control supplying a variable control signal to a pprr valve arrangement to maintain the float pressure at a predetermined value. At the set pressure a predetermined lifting force is provided to the header. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153101

Crop machine with an electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder flotation system

A header is supported by a pair of hydraulic float cylinders, where a float pressure to the cylinders is directly controlled by an electronic control supplying a variable control signal to a pprr valve arrangement to maintain the float pressure at a predetermined value. At the set pressure a predetermined lifting force is provided to the header. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153100

Grain management system and combine

A grain management system includes a combine and a management server 8. The combine includes a grain measurer 30 for outputting a measured value related to a component of harvested grains supplied to a grain tank 16, and a data transmitter 51a for transmitting the measured value and field identification information for specifying the field to the management server 8 via a communication line. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153099

Shock-absorption type mower safety blade unit having protector mounted thereon

The present invention relates to a shock-absorption type mower safety blade unit having a protector mounted thereon, the safety blade unit comprising: a housing fixed to a driving shaft of a driving part, provided at the end portion of an operating bar of a mower, so as to rotate together with the driving shaft; a plurality of cutter parts, which are provided at the housing, and project to the outside of the housing so as to cut weeds according to the rotation of the housing and retract to the inside of the housing so as to prevent breakage when colliding with obstacles; and an elastic part for providing elastic force to the cutter parts such that the cutter parts can return by projecting outwards when the cutter parts retract into the housing. The shock-absorption type mower safety blade unit having a protector mounted thereon, according to the present invention, prevents pebbles from being scattered or the cutter parts from being damaged because of the cutter parts retracting to the inside of the housing when colliding with the pebbles or a structure, since the cutter parts are provided to be retractable into the housing and the elastic part supports the cutter parts such that the cutter parts project outward from the housing, and improves mowing efficiency by hitting plants with greater force due to the elastic force provided from the elastic part, when colliding with large plants. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153098

Rotary scissoring mower

A disclosed example scissoring mower includes a cutting assembly driven by a gear system. The mower is moved by an operator or motor to cause rotation of wheels. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153097

Knife attachment arrangement for mower knives driven in an oscillating manner

A knife attachment arrangement for oscillatingly driven mower knives, including a shaft (1) defining a first longitudinal axis (x) and having a receiving space (4) and a mower knife drive pin (2) engaging in the receiving space (4) and being detachably connected to the shaft (1). A head bearing holding area (13) of the mower knife drive pin (2) engages in the receiving space (4) and has a first contact face (14) that is in contact with the first support face (6) and is curved opposite to the first support face (6). ...

06/07/18 / #20180153096

Row unit for a seeding machine with pneumatic seed loading

A row unit for a seeding machine includes a seed reservoir and a seed meter assembly having a metering member with a seed side facing the seed reservoir and a non-seed side opposite the seed side. The metering member is operable to selectively move seeds from the seed reservoir. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153095

Flow control assembly for an agricultural metering system

A flow control assembly for an agricultural metering system includes a first gate control rod configured to couple to a first gate of a seed meter and a second gate control rod configured to couple to a second gate of the seed meter. The flow control assembly also includes a locking assembly configured to block translation of the first gate control rod at least while the second gate control rod is in a positioned that corresponds to an open position of the second gate and to block translation of the second gate control rod at least while the first gate control rod is in a position that corresponds to an open position of the first gate.. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153094

Seed delivery apparatus, systems, and methods

A seed delivery apparatus and methods in which a seed conveyor delivers seed from a metering device to a trench in a controlled manner to maintain seed placement accuracy within the trench.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153093

Crop input variety selection systems, methods, and apparatus

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for selecting an agricultural input. First and second seed meters selectively meter seed from first and second sources, respectively, into a common planting trench. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153092

Control system and method for automatically determining characteristic for optimum machine performance

A control system and method for automatically determining characteristic for optimum machine performance including a user interface console, a processor and a controller. Data for operation setting and optimization condition is fed into the control system through the user interface console. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153091

Adjustable dampening for planter row unit

A row unit has a frame with an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion has a parallel linkage and the lower portion is coupled to plural gauge wheels. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153090

Agricultural toolbar apparatus, systems, and methods

Systems, methods and apparatus for shifting weight between a tractor and toolbar and between sections of the toolbar and for folding a toolbar between a work position and a transport position.. . ...

06/07/18 / #20180153089

Hydraulic control system of an implement for a work machine and method thereof

An agricultural implement includes a transversely extending frame forming a first, a second, and a third frame section. A hydraulic control system controls a raising or lowering movement of each frame section. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153088

Automated leveling and depth control system of a work machine and method thereof

An agricultural implement includes a transversely extending frame forming a first, a second, and a third frame section. A first actuator is coupled to the first frame section, a second actuator coupled to the second frame section, and a third actuator coupled to the third frame section. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153087

Tillage and fertilizer knife attachment method

A tillage implement has row units with shank assemblies including shanks. The shank assemblies may be pivotally engaged with the row units and biased toward engagement with the ground using a spring member. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153086

Wing positioning apparatus

A farm implement supported by at least one wheeled support mounted on a pivot arm extending from a wing and at least one tracked support on a main carrier. The tracked support can be rotated about a primary rotational axis and the wheeled support being rotatable about a secondary rotational axis. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153085

Ground treatment device

An apparatus for performing a ground treatment, such as aeration or dethatching, is provided. The apparatus includes a base frame component to which a pair of angled side frame components are pivotally mounted. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153084

Automatic target recognition and management system

This invention relates to an apparatus for controlling weeds. The apparatus includes a tine formation adapted to remove or disrupt targeted weeds, and a tine support assembly adapted to support the tine for movement about a first control axis in a generally vertical direction between an engaged position wherein the tine formation in use contacts a ground surface for removal or disruption of targeted weeds and a disengaged position wherein the tine formation is substantially retracted from the ground surface. ...

06/07/18 / #20180153083

Water shovel

The water shovel is a device which allows the user to soften hard soil before or upon breaking the surface of the soil and reduces the problem of airborne dust created by excavating. The water shovel comprises a handle which houses a containment chamber, and a liquid discharge mechanism disposed on the handle to regulate flow of liquid from the containment chamber to a discharge conduit. ...

06/07/18 / #2. lighting, heating and cooling needs of each individual plant/life-forms based on sensors

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06/07/18 / #1. easy access for harvesting individual plants.

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Toilet paper dispenser

A toilet paper dispenser is disclosed in which the dispenser does not need to be mounted to the wall or placed on the floor. The dispenser is typically made of a one-piece construction that installs easily to any existing toilet by way of the mounting bolt for the toilet seat. ...

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A method of preventing, inhibiting or mitigating bloom in a filled chocolate product

The present invention relates to a method of preventing, inhibiting or mitigating bloom in a filled chocolate product, said method comprising: a) an inline heating step comprising at least one of heating the chocolate shell at a heating temperature of at least 25° c., heating the center-filled chocolate shell at a heating temperature of at least 25° c. And heating the filled chocolate product at a heating temperature of at least 25° c. ...

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05/31/18 / #the present invention provides a pesticide composition comprising a pesticidal active ingredient and a compound represented by chemical formula (i) or chemical formula (ii)
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05/31/18 / #r3 is h, a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbyl group with zero to three double bonds and from 1 to 15 carbon atoms, —(ch2)noh, —c(o)or5, —ch2c(o)or7, —ch2c(o)r8, —c(o)nr9r10,

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05/31/18 / #r2 is h and a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbyl group with zero to three double bonds and from 1 to 15 carbon atoms;

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05/31/18 / #r1 is h or a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbyl group with zero to two double bonds and from 1 to 15 carbon atoms;

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05/31/18 / #r—o-(po)w-(eo)x-(po)y-(eo)z-h   (ii)

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05/31/18 / #r—o-(eo)w-(po)x-(eo)y-(po)z-h   (i)

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05/31/18 / #r is —oh, ═o, —oc(o)r4, —or6, or —(or6)2, wherein each r6 is independently an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and r4 is a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated, hydrocarbyl group with zero to two double bonds and from 1 to 15 carbon atoms;

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05/31/18 / #or —ch2c(o)nr11r12 where each of r5, r7, r8, r9, r10, r11 and r12 is independently h or a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbyl group with zero to three double bonds and from 1 to 15 carbon atoms, and n is n integer of from 1 to 12;

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05/31/18 / #each z is independently (ch) or (ch2);

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05/31/18 / #control and repellency of biting flies, house flies, ticks, ants, fleas, biting midges, cockroaches, spiders and stink bugs is obtained by contact of the insects with at least one of the compounds of the structure (i)
05/31/18 / #at least one edge (34), and/or

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05/31/18 / #applicator for applying a cosmetic product to human keratin materials, having:

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05/31/18 / #an article of clothing, in particular an article of work clothing, to be worn on the body has a trigger device. the trigger device comprises an electric trigger which has an actuation side facing away from the body, and a rigid protective element for the trigger, which at least partly laterally surrounds the trigger. in a side view of the trigger device the protective element extends at least up to the actuation side of the trigger facing away from the body in its trigger position.

Workaround Gmbh

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05/31/18 / #an applicator tip (20), of longitudinal axis (x), that is carried by the holder and has:

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05/31/18 / #an application part (24) that is attached to the base part (22) and has at least three surfaces (26, 28, 30), each having a contour formed by

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05/31/18 / #a holder and

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05/31/18 / #a base part (22), of axis (x), for fastening to the holder by way of at least one of its portions, and

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05/31/18 / #a base line (36) that acts as a junction between the application part (24) and a cylindrical portion, of axis (x), of the base part (22),

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05/31/18 / #[object] to control the focal position of an optical system with a more favorable aspect, in accordance with the band targeted for observation.
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05/31/18 / #20180146872

System and method for assisted partitioning of body conduits

A treatment strategy for treatment of elevated pressure in a body conduit, such as a pulmonary vein, with a prosthetic partitioning device for placement in and/or about pulmonary veins is described, as well as delivery systems, and strategies for use thereof. A control device is configured to transmit signals to the prosthetic device to effectuate the repetitive transition between a first, less restricted flow configuration and a second, restricted flow configuration are described. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146871

Electronic device

An electronic device includes a wearing portion to be worn by a subject and a sensor unit that includes a sensor configured to detect a pulse wave of the subject. The sensor unit includes a displacement portion configured to contact a measured part of the subject and to be displaced in accordance with the pulse wave of the subject when the wearing portion is worn by the subject.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146870

Sensing at least one biological parameter, e.g., heart rate or heart rate variability of a subject

The present disclosure concerns a device for sensing at least one biological parameter (e.g., heart rate, heart rate variability) of a subject, the device comprising a contact surface configured for being brought into a contact with a skin surface of the subject. The device has at least one light source for illuminating the skin surface through the contact surface along an illumination source optical axis with illumination including at least one sensing wavelength, and at least one detector for detecting a response of said illumination at least at said wavelength, from the skin surface through the contact surface along a detector optical axis, and providing signals configured for determining said biological parameter based thereon, said illumination optical axis forming with said contact surface an acute included angle.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146869

Ppg measurement of arterial health using disease library

The arterial health of an individual can be determined by: attaching a fingertip photopiethysmography device to a fingertip of the hand of the elevated arm of the individual; measuring the analog pulse contour of the individual using the fingertip photopiethysmography device; digitizing the analog pulse contour; analyzing the digitized pulse contour for stable waveforms; processing the stable waveforms of the digitized pulse contour using dynamic time warping; comparing the stable waveforms to a library of known disease state waveforms; and assigning a most probable disease state for the individual based on said comparison.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146868

Sound-generating device for in utero interactions with a developing fetus

This disclosure pertains to stimulation and monitoring devices for in utero cognitive stimulation of and interaction with developing fetuses by synthesizing sounds and sound patterns derived from movements of the fetuses' bodies and appendages. The exemplary stimulation and monitoring devices comprise arrays of sensors positionable above and/or the sides of the womb for detecting and recording movements of the fetus's body and appendages, one or more speakers, a microprocessor, controls, and optionally one or more light-emitting components. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146867

Fluid bladder, fluid bladder manufacturing method, blood pressure measurement cuff, and blood pressure monitor

A fluid bladder includes multiple segment bladders that are each formed by folding one sheet in half in a width direction x extending along an artery passing through the measurement site, welding or adhering edge portions on a side opposite to the folding location for folding in half, and welding or adhering edge portions in a lengthwise direction y. The multiple segment bladders are stacked in a width direction orthogonal to the measurement site and integrated, and the folding locations are arranged alternatingly on opposite sides in the width direction.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146866

Cutaneous blood flow monitoring device

A method and a device for diagnostic of skin cancer and other mammalian skin tissue pathologies are described. The method relies on determination of pathological changes in tissue vascularization and capillary blood flow. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146865

Method and device for ascertaining a blood pressure curve

The invention relates to a method and a device for ascertaining a time-dependent blood pressure curve. Time- and volume-dependent blood flow values are detected in a noninvasive manner in a tissue section with a good blood flow as photoplethysmography values p(t) using a photoplethysmography sensor. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146864

Method and computer system for processing a heart sensor output

The disclosure relates to a method and system for processing a heart sensor output, wherein a blood flow and a simulated aortic blood pressure are derived from a sensed blood pressure using an arterial flow model and values for arterial flow parameters. The simulated aortic blood pressure is matched to a part of the sensed blood pressure in the cardiac cycle by manipulating at least one of the values for the arterial flow parameters of the arterial flow model.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146863

Heart failure management

Various system embodiments comprise a stimulator adapted to deliver a stimulation signal for a heart failure therapy, a number of sensors adapted to provide at least a first measurement of a heart failure status and a second measurement of the heart failure status, and a controller. The controller is connected to the stimulator and to the number of sensors. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146862

Body-worn vital sign monitor

The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ecg system. A cable houses the ecg system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146861

Photoacoustic apparatus, control method, and non-transitory storage medium storing program

A photoacoustic apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a hand-held type probe including a light source and a reception unit configured to receive a photoacoustic wave generated due to light irradiation of a subject with light emitted from the light source, and a supply unit configured to supply power to the light source in such a manner that a heat generation amount generated in the light source per unit time does not exceed a predetermined value.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146860

Photoacoustic apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory storage medium storing program

The present disclosure is directed to providing an apparatus and a method for suitably displaying a photoacoustic image for assisting diagnosis using an ultrasound image when restricting the degradation of diagnostic capability. An information processing method according to the present disclosure includes displaying an ultrasound image through transmission and reception of an ultrasonic wave to/from a subject, setting a partial region of the ultrasound image as a region of interest when the ultrasound image is being displayed, setting a light irradiation condition including a light quantity and a repetition frequency of irradiation light to the subject according to the region of interest, and receiving a photoacoustic wave generated through light irradiation to the subject under the light irradiation condition, and displaying a photoacoustic image of a region corresponding to the region of interest.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146859

Information acquisition apparatus

An information acquisition apparatus includes a light emission unit configured to emit light to irradiate a subject with the light, and an ultrasonic probe configured to receive an ultrasonic wave generated from irradiation of the subject with the light to output an electric signal wherein the light emission unit is provided in such a manner that a surface of the light emission unit in contact with the subject protrudes more toward a side of the subject than a surface of the ultrasonic probe in contact with the subject, and wherein an emission direction of the light emitted from the light emission unit is inclined in a direction in which the emission direction is away with respect to a line perpendicular to the surface of the ultrasonic probe where the ultrasonic probe is in contact with the subject.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146858

Apparatus and methods for the detection of tissue malignancy based on laser spectroscopy using attachable handpiece

A disease diagnosis and skin age measurement apparatus includes: a first light collection unit; a second light collection unit; a spectrometer configured to measure a spectrum of the light which is collected by the second light collection unit; a spectrum data comparison unit for disease diagnosis configured to compare the spectrum measured by the spectrometer and reference spectrum data for disease diagnosis; a ccd; an image data comparison unit configured to compare the digital image converted by the ccd and a reference image; a disease diagnosis unit configured to determine whether there is a disease in the body tissue; and/or a spectrum data comparison unit for skin age measurement configured to measure skin age by comparing a spectrum measured by the spectrometer and reference spectrum data for skin age measurement, wherein the light projected onto the body tissue is collimate light.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146857

Method for diagnosing dental demineralization processes

The present invention relates to a quantitative ex vivo method for the complementary diagnosis of the degree of dental demineralization through the use of raman spectroscopy, which comprises quantifying the intensities and areas of a plurality of stoke bands of the spectrum, and defining and calculating indices that result from dividing the areas of certain bands of interest. The diagnosis is determined by the proximity of the values of these indices to the values previously obtained for the normal pattern of dental mineralization established by analyzing healthy dental parts. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146856

Multi-modality dynamic chemical imaging of fresh and live biological tissue

This device and platform seeks to provide a point-of-care diagnostic tool to assess tissue quality. The handheld probe that interfaces with the tissue will have multiple components including fibers that deliver laser light, fibers that detect spectra, fibers that transmit acoustic signals and fibers that conduct force displacement data electronically. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146855

Compact spectrometer system for non-invasive measurement of absorption and transmission spectra in biological tissue samples

A spectrometer includes an illuminating section; a receiving section configured to detect radiation reflected from an object including an optically inhomogeneous scattering medium; a hardware section configured to obtain a solution of an inverse problem to reconstruct an absorption spectrum of the optically inhomogeneous scattering medium, wherein the illuminating section includes at least one light-emitting diode source, a radiation spectral curve of which is divided, by at least two spectral filters having different spectral transmission curves, into at least two spectral regions, to form an equivalent radiation spectrum from at least two spectral sources, and wherein the hardware section applies the solution of the inverse problem based on information about a spectral content of the radiation of the illuminating section, a signal obtained in a form of a response from the optically inhomogeneous scattering medium, and a spectral sensitivity curve of the receiving section.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146854

System and methods for improved diabetes data management and use employing wireless connectivity between patients and healthcare providers and repository of diabetes management information

Methods, devices and a system for disease management are provided that employ diagnostic testing devices (e.g., blood glucose meters) and medication delivery devices (e.g., insulin delivery devices) for providing data to a repository in real-time and automatically. Repository data can be analyzed to determine such information as actual test strip use, patient health parameters to outside prescribed ranges, testing and medication delivery compliance, patient profiles or stakeholders to receive promotional items or incentives, and so on. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146853

Novel high-contact density electrode and fabrication technique for an implantable cuff design

A method and an electrode for monitoring electrical activity in a nerve are provided along with a method of fabricating such an electrode. The electrode includes a cuff formed from a chronically-implantable material that, when implanted, extends at least partially around an external periphery of the nerve. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146852

Molecular imaging methods for diagnosis and evaluation of ocular and systemic diseases

This invention relates generally to minimally-invasive, in vivo methods of detecting one or more ligands on an intraluminal surface of a blood vessel using microparticles coated with one or more ligand binding partners. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to minimally-invasive, in vivo methods of detecting endothelial and leukocyte antigens that are predictive of diabetic retinopathy (dr) and/or other conditions using protein-conjugated microparticles detectable by a non-invasive detection system, for example, a scanning laser ophthalmoscope. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146851

Ocular metrology employing spectral wavefront analysis of reflected light

Method and systems are presented for analysing a wavefront using a spectral wavefront analyser to extract optical phase and spectral information at a two dimensional array of sampling points across the wavefront, wherein the relative phase information between the sampling points is maintained. Methods and systems are also presented for measuring an eye by reflecting a wavefront of an eye and measuring the wavefront at a plurality of angles to provide a map of the off-axis relative wavefront curvature and aberration of the eye. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146850

Method and device for the non-invasive indirect identification of sites of alterations of the blood-retinal barrier

Methods and devices for detecting sites of low optical reflectivity from optical coherence tomography, oct, of the retina are provided. The method includes segmenting retinal layers from oct data, calculating optical reflectivity of each segmented retinal layers from the oct data, and detecting sites of low optical reflectivity from the calculated optical reflectivity of the segmented retinal layers. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146849

Proctoscope

A proctoscope, comprising a dilator body (2), having a longitudinal axis of extension (x) and internally hollow so as to define an internal volume (v), and at least one handle (5) applied to said dilator body (2), wherein the dilator body (2) has a distal portion (2a), having a substantially tubular shape and defining a zone of dilation of an internal cavity of a patient, and a proximal portion (2b) extending from the distal portion (2a) in a diverging fashion and defining a rear opening (4) for accessing said internal volume (v), wherein said distal portion (2a) of the dilator body (2) has at least one front opening (3) to enable access to the patient's mucosa or tissue from said internal volume (v), and wherein said diverging proximal portion (2b), or, alternatively, said at least one handle (5), has an anchorage means (6) for an adaptor body (100) suitable for placing a detection device (200) in a position such as to detect the internal volume of the proctoscope (1). Said dilator body (2) has, on said diverging proximal portion (2b), at least one auxiliary access opening (7) configured to enable the insertion of a means for operating in the internal volume (v) through said auxiliary opening (7) in a configuration wherein the proctoscope (1) is associated with said adaptor body (100). ...

05/31/18 / #20180146848

Pediatric nasal endoscope, gastroscope and aerodigestive scope

Tne provides the opportunity to make the care of children with eoe and other gastrointestinal or aerodigestive conditions safer, more efficient, and less costly while simultaneously advancing our understanding of the pathophysiology and natural course of this condition. A pediatric endoscope was developed to facilitate tne in children with eoe. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146847

Image processing device, imaging system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device includes: an absorbance calculating unit configured to calculate absorbances at wavelengths based on pixel values of a plurality of pixels constituting an image; a component amount estimating unit configured to estimate amounts of two or more kinds of light absorbing components contained respectively in two or more kinds of tissue including specified tissue by using an absorbance in a first wavelength band among the absorbances at the wavelengths calculated by the absorbance calculating unit, the first wavelength band being a part of the wavelengths; an estimation error calculating unit configured to calculate estimation errors caused by the component amount estimating unit; and a depth estimating unit configured to estimate a depth at which the specified tissue is present in the object based on an estimation error in a second wavelength band with shorter wavelength than the first wavelength band among the estimation errors.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146846

Medical imaging apparatus, imaging method, and imaging apparatus

There is provided a medical imaging apparatus including a solid-state image sensor that includes a photoelectric converter having at least two photoelectric conversion layers stacked with respect to a light-receiving surface and separating received light into light of different wavelength bands and circuitry configured to control a light source device that illuminates a subject.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146845

Marking method and resecting method

A marking method includes: a step of irradiating, with first light (narrow band light) from an endoscope, an observation target site not suitable for spray of a coloring agent in a subject; a step of picking up an image of, through the endoscope, second light (reflected light of the narrow band light) generated at the observation target site through irradiation of the observation target site with the narrow band light; a step of displaying an image in which a site suspected to be a tumor is highlighted by generating the image based on the second light received through the endoscope; and a step of providing a tissue denatured portion around the site suspected to be a tumor by using an energy radiation device while the displayed image is observed.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146844

Medical observation device and medical observation method

[solution] a medical observation device includes: a computation section that applies, to an imaging signal corresponding to each of a plurality of different spectral components based on a light receiving result regarding observation target light from a subject in vivo from an image sensor, weights of the plurality of spectral components corresponding to a band targeted for observation from among bands in the observation target light, and computes an evaluation value indicating a degree of being in-focus on a basis of the imaging signal to which the weights are applied; and a control section that controls, on a basis of the evaluation value, a position of at least one optical member in an optical system that forms an image of the observation target light from the subject onto the image sensor, and thereby controls a focal position of the optical system.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146843

Medical tools and related methods of use

Medical systems are disclosed and may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, one or more channels extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a handle operably coupled to the proximal end. The handle may include one or more ports in communication with the one or more channels. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146842

Bolus removal device

An endoscopic device includes: a hollow tube with a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end and the distal end form a fluid communication therebetween. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146841

Guide for steering wires for a steering mechanism for a steerable tool

The invention relates to a longitudinal member, lm, guide (300) for guiding a set of lms (110) for a mechanical transmission system, mts, (100) for a steerable tool (500), which lm guide (300) comprises a body (302) having a proximal side (342), a distal side (344) and an outside edge (316), wherein the body (302) of the lm guide (300) comprises a set of channels (310) arranged around a fictive tube (320), each channel (310) passing from the proximal side (342) to the distal side (344) of the body (302), configured to retain an lm (110) of the set in a fixed radial position around the fictive tube (32), being connected to the outside edge (316) of the body (302) via a slot (314), wherein the slot has a width (326) narrower than the channel (310) width (320).. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146840

Endoscopic measuring device

A device and system for measuring anatomical features includes a flexible member sized to pass slidably through a first lumen of an insertion instrument, a control element, and a measuring device slidably received in the flexible member. The measuring device includes first and second arms moveable between a closed configuration and an open configuration and a measuring element having a first end coupled to the first arm and a second end coupled to the second arm. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146839

Multi-use scope

An endoscope/triplescope (combined gastroscope, bronchoscope, laryngoscope) device and/or system includes an endoscope having an outer diameter of less than about 4.0 millimeters, in particular less than about 3.5 millimeters, that allows high resolution viewing having a distal element including an optical element that allows four way tip deflection. Further, the device may include a scope stiffening apparatus to minimize the endoscopes flexibility when needed, a foot and hand activation to allow air/water insufflation and image/video capture, a light source, an interior conduit having a diameter greater than about 2 mm, one or more sensor arrays, audio elements for transcription of report, sensors to measure body cavity findings.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146838

Lint removal device

Lint removal devices are disclosed. Lint removal devices include a base layer and a lint removal material layer that is connected to the base layer. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146837

Support assembly

A support assembly for supporting one or more objects in a dishwasher is provided. The support assembly may include a snap arrangement with snap fittings for snapping the snap arrangement onto a rack of the dishwasher. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146836

Dishwasher with condensing drying system

A dish treating appliance can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and having an access opening providing access to the treating chamber, a closure selectively closing the access opening, a condenser comprising an inlet, an outlet, and a condensing passage defining a serpentine path with multiple turns fluidly coupling the inlet and the outlet, with the inlet fluidly coupled to the treating chamber, the outlet fluidly coupled to ambient air, and multiple ambient air inlets provided in the serpentine path, and a blower fluidly coupled to the condenser flowing a volume of air through the serpentine path of the condenser, and at least one separator wall located within the condenser.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146835

Learning dispensing system for water inlet hose

A retrofit auxiliary device for distributing cleaning resources to a household cleaning appliance having a treating chamber is described wherein the device can connect to various household cleaning appliances of different makes and models and can learn the flow of water and detergent during various stages of operation and then perform the dispensing itself.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146834

Hydrolysable sheet

A hydrolysable sheet obtained by impregnating a base paper sheet, to which a water-soluble binder is added, with a chemical solution, wherein the base paper sheet is obtained by applying a ply process to a plurality of sheets of base paper and has a basis weight of from 30 gsm to 150 gsm, wherein a compounding ratio of softwood pulp to hardwood pulp is less than 1/1, wherein the chemical solution contains a cross-linking agent, which causes the water-soluble binder to initiate a cross-linking reaction, and a trihydric or higher alcohol, and wherein, with respect to a weight of the base paper sheet, the base paper sheet is impregnated with the trihydric or higher alcohol at 1% to 20% by weight.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146833

Robot system

A power-saving robot system includes at least one peripheral device and a mobile robot. The peripheral device includes a controller having an active mode and a hibernation mode, and a wireless communication component capable of activation in the hibernation mode. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146832

Suction nozzle for a vacuum cleaner

A suction nozzle for a vacuum cleaner has: a suction mouth which can be arranged adjacently to the surface to be cleaned and which comprises a suction edge that delimits a sub-surface exposed to the vacuum air stream; a vacuum air stream extraction opening; and a delimiter that can be controlled according to a detection result of a sensor. The sensor is an obstacle sensor for detecting a substantially stationary obstacle located in front of the suction nozzle, in particular a wall or piece of furniture, wherein the obstacle sensor is configured to detect obstacles that are disposed outside the portion of the surface over which the suction nozzle projects and, in relation to an arrangement of the suction nozzle during typical cleaning operation, that protrude beyond a suction edge plane that has the suction edge.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146831

Waste receptacle insert

A toilet insert system for a portable waste disposal system, or portable waste matter retaining apparatus, which includes a semi-spherical upper portion and an optional base potion, which may be cylindrical, rectangular of the like. The insert system displaces or covers waste in an even distribution in the basin in order to minimize build up and potential contact between the waste and subsequent occupants and may be permanent or disposable. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146829

Side-to-side tissue dispenser door restriction mechanism

A dispenser for storing and dispensing multiple rolls of sheet material is described. The rolls are held in place within the interior space of the housing by a pair of spindle holders. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146828

Manually activated dispensers for squeezable bottles

Another exemplary dispenser includes a refill unit and a refill unit frame member. The refill unit frame member has a bracket for receiving a lower portion of the refill unit. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146827

Pot lid storage holder

A pot lid storage holder, which may be used for storing a pot lid having a knob-shaped handle with a necked-down portion disposed between the pot lid and a relatively enlarged portion of the handle, and for storing a pot lid having a drawer-pull type handle. The pot lid storage holder includes first and second gripping elements projecting from a base, the first and second gripping elements configured to receive through an opening therebetween, in a downstream direction of insertion of the pot lid into the holder pointing toward the base, the necked-down portion of the handle, and to exert a compressive spring force on the necked-down portion that decreases with increasing depth of insertion.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146826

Portable blender set

A portable blender includes a handle having at least one first attachment structure, an activation button, and a power activation member positioned for mechanical engagement with the activation button and a power switch. The blender also includes a container body with at least one second attachment structure. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146825

Barbecue oven

An barbecue oven, comprising a frame body, an oven shell, a burner, fire plates and grilling nets; a protrusion is arranged at the middle part of the fire plate and each side of the protrusion is provided with a plurality of upheavals, and at the side of the upheavals close to the left and right edges of the fire plates heat emission holes are cut; the grilling net comprises a plurality of grilling strips which are inverted u-shaped metal sheet and a plurality of connecting strips. The grilling strips are connected by the connecting strips.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146824

Ignition device using pellet fuel

The present invention relates to an ignition device using pellet fuel capable of quickly igniting and burning the pellet fuel, which is supplied into an inner container, and including a container part having the inner container in which the pellet fuel is accommodated while being dropped therein and an outer container of which an upper part is integrally provided with an outer side of the inner container, a heater bar provided at a lower part of the container part and configured to ignite the pellet fuel while being heated by electrical energy, and a cover provided at an inner bottom of the inner container and configured to cover the heater bar.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146823

Waffle sandwich maker and method of preparing a food product with the waffle sandwich maker

A waffle sandwich maker includes first and second waffle plates which contact a food product during preparation of the food product. The first waffle plate includes a plurality of protrusions defining a plurality of channels, a female connector having a hole, a male connector having a protrusion and a first spacer extending inward relative to the plurality of protrusions. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146822

Continuous cooking surface with individually controllable heating zones

Examples are disclosed herein that relate to a grill with a continuous cooking surface having individually controllable heating zones separated by one or more isolation zones. One example provides a grill, comprising a continuous cooking surface comprising a plurality of individually controllable heating zones separated by one or more isolation zones, each heating zone comprising a heating zone plate with one or more heating elements disposed beneath the heating zone plate, and each isolation zone comprising an isolation bar joined to adjacent conductive plates of adjacent heating zones, each isolation bar comprising a cooling channel extending at least partially along a length of the isolation bar.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146821

Cookware

A cookware includes a body having a space defined therein and the space communicates with an opening in the top of the body. Two lugs extend from outside of the body and are located close to the top of the body. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146820

Coffee machine with leak preventing device and working method therefor

A coffee machine with a leak preventing device includes a main body, a chamber for containing liquid and coffee particles, a grinding assembly for grinding coffee particles, and a driving mechanism for driving the grinding assembly. The chamber is provided in the main body and the grinding assembly is provided in the chamber. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146819

Beverage brewing device and beverage machine having same

Provided are a beverage brewing apparatus and a beverage machine having the beverage brewing apparatus. The beverage brewing apparatus comprises a barrel body for containing a beverage capsule and a cover body fitted with the barrel body. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146818

Brewing system for beverage machine, beverage machine and beverage brewing method

Provided are a brewing system for a beverage machine, a beverage machine and a beverage brewing method. The brewing system for a beverage machine comprises a brewing device (1), a heating device for supplying hot water to the brewing device (1), a water pump (5) and a controller. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146817

Modular machine for preparing beverages from capsules

Modular machine for preparing beverages from capsules, including a unit to supply electric and hydraulic services and a plurality of modules for the automatic preparation of beverages from capsules, each electrically and hydraulically autonomous with respect to every other module. The modules are respectively connected by means of an electric circuit and a hydraulic circuit to a single outlet electric connector and to an outlet hydraulic collector of the unit to supply electric and hydraulic services.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146816

Beverage preparation machines

A beverage preparation machine configured to dispense a beverage through an outlet nozzle assembly, the machine comprising: an outlet nozzle assembly having provided therethrough a first outlet and a second outlet; and one or more conduits arranged to deliver selectably fluid to the first outlet or the second outlet.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146815

Device and system for brewing infused beverages

An infused beverage brewing assembly that includes a solvent flow management system (sfms) operable to receive a solvent and then at least one of modulate and maintain a flow of the solvent independent of a back pressure within a brewing chamber for housing a solute disposed to receive the solvent to produce an infused beverage, wherein the sfms is in fluid communication with the brewing chamber through at least one solvent conduit, the assembly including an outlet for discharging the infused beverage and having an electronic control system communicatively coupled to and operable to selectively modulate the sfms to at least one of modulate and maintain the flow of the solvent upstream of the brewing chamber and downstream of the sfms independent of the back pressure without the use of a feedback mechanism for monitoring the flow of the solvent.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146814

Pot

A pot is adapted to contain a liquid and separate solids from the liquid. The pot includes a pot body, a cover unit, and a ring-shaped filter plate. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146813

Fully-automatic intelligent multi-wok cooking method

The invention relates to the technical field of robotics, in particular to a fully-automatic intelligent multi-wok cooking method. The cooking method is characterized in that it includes at least the following steps: a driving mechanism drives the cooking woks to the food ingredient storage and supply system for ingredient fetching; after ingredient fetching action is completed, the cooking woks are heated while being rotated for wok tossing; wok moving, ingredient fetching, wok heating and tossing repeats until cooking completes, the cooking wok(s) is(are) then driven to the product delivery system for dishing. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146812

Cooking appliance and method for controlling cooking appliance

The present invention relates to a cooking appliance comprising: a cabinet defining a cooking chamber; a heating means installed on the cabinet and formed so as to heat the inside of the cooking chamber; an air pump installed on an outer side extends into the cooking chamber; a cooking pack arranged selectively inside the cooking chamber and formed so as to accommodate an object to be cooked; and a control unit for controlling the heating means and the air pump, wherein one side of the cooking pack is detachable from a free end of the tube. According to the present invention, sous vide cooking is enabled by, within a single plate, vacuum treating the space where the object to be cooked is accommodated and controlling the temperature inside the cooking chamber during cooking.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146811

Oven with machine learning based algorithm selection strategy

An oven may include a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, an em heating system configured to provide em energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components, and control electronics configured to control the em heating system. The control electronics are configured to enable user selection of a cooking program associated with cooking the food product. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146810

Cooking machine

A cooking machine includes a body having a room in which a container holder is movably located. The container holder can be moved into or removed out from the room. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146809

Portable cup holder

The invention provides a portable cup holder for carrying a cup with, for example, take-out coffee. The portable cup holder is made with a minimum amount of material that may be folded rapidly and easily, and comprises a bottom portion 1 forming a bottom surface through which a cup opening 3 is formed, a fixing portion 4 connected to top and bottom ends of the bottom portion 1 and folded vertically, a rising portion 7 folded and disposed vertically at right and left ends of the bottom portion 1, a top portion 2 connected to the rising portion 7 forming a top surface and including the cup opening 3a, and a handle portion 10 folded vertically upwards at the top portion 2 that forms a handle.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146808

Detachable food storage system

A storage device, comprising, a first bowl comprising, a side wall having an exterior surface a predetermined height and curvature, a base connected to the side wall, and a first protrusion connected to the side wall distal to the base and extending outward from the exterior surface of the side wall, and a second bowl comprising, a side wall having an exterior surface a predetermined height and curvature and an opening, a base having a top surface connected to the side wall, and a second protrusion extending upwards from the top surface of the base a predetermined distance from the connection of the base and the side wall, wherein the first bowl is sized so that the protrusion is able to fit underneath the second protrusion engaging the first bowl with the second bowl, a spout inserted into the opening in the side wall of the second bowl.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146807

Positionally stable travel pillow

A form fitting travel pillow having a unique shape that provides positional stability in relation to the wearer's shoulders, and further allows for comfortable use of headphones, is disclosed. The travel pillow is formed with upper and lower concave sections such that the lower concave section fits over and conforms to the wearer's shoulders, while the upper concave section is formed such that the wearer can comfortably wear headphones. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146806

Double-sided gym flooring towel

A double-sided gym flooring towel includes a fabric layer defining a central zone and two opposing lateral zones on each of opposing top and bottom surfaces thereof, a first anti-slip layer bonded to the top surface of the fabric layer and covering the respective two lateral zones and providing a plurality of separated first openings to expose a part of the top surface of the fabric layer, and a second anti-slip layer bonded to the bottom surface of the fabric layer and covering the respective two lateral zones and providing a plurality of separated second openings to expose a part of the bottom surface of the fabric layer.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146805

Integrated bedding cover system and method

The embodiments described herein generally relate to a system and method for joining a detachable fabric sheet to a cover through the use of one or more corresponding fastening or temporary joining mechanisms located on the cover and fabric sheet. In an embodiment, the cover includes one or more mechanisms to align and/or secure a filling material to the cover, as well as one or more fastening or temporary joining mechanisms for attaching the detachable fabric sheet to the cover. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146804

Container clipping and organizing systems

Container docking systems are provided for arranging, organizing, and displaying small to medium sized containers holding different but related types of products. The systems provide clips and clip support structures that facilitate identification and access to products contained in cylindrical containers of consistent size and geometry. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146803

Accordion folding display hutch

A multiple shelf display hutch is provided that can be made from a single die cut blank. The blank comprises three or more vertical panels separated by vertical fold lines, the number of vertical panels equaling the number of sides of the hutch. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146802

Method of using shelf divider system

First and second shelf partitions for containing and displaying bagged food on point-of-sale shelving are accessed. Each shelf partition has a front panel and an adjustable length side panel. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146801

Shelf divider system and method of using same

A shelf partition has a front panel and an adjustable length side panel with first and second portions. The second portion is slidably connected with the first portion to adjust the length of the side panel between an expanded position in which the second portion overlaps some of the first portion and a retracted position in which the second portion overlaps more of the first portion. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146800

Refrigerated display case

A refrigerated display case (20) having at least one unit composed of a plurality of wall assemblies, namely a bottom assembly (22.3), a rear wall assembly, and a top assembly (22.1), which delimit a cooling space at the bottom, the rear, and the top, and having a cooling unit (1) whose components include at least one evaporator (11), one condenser (13, 13′), and one electric control unit (15). An environmentally friendly refrigerated display case (20) is achieved in that the cooling unit (1) includes at least two closed refrigerant circuits (10, 10′), which convey propane as a refrigerant and are each provided with a compressor (12, 12′), and in order to variably control the cooling output, at least one compressor (12, 12′) is embodied with a speed regulation and at least one compressor (12, 12′) is embodied for operation at a constant speed.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146799

Refrigerated display case

A refrigerated display case (1) with at least one unit composed of a plurality of wall groups, namely a bottom group (11), a rear wall group (12), and a top group (13), which delimit a refrigerated chamber (4) at the bottom, at the back, and at the top, and with a cooling device (5) that has a refrigerant circuit and whose components at least include a compressor (51), an evaporator (50), a condenser (52), and an electric control unit (55). A refrigerated display case that is climate-friendly, efficient, and simultaneously safe to operate is achieved in that propane is contained as a refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit, with a filling capacity of more than 150 g.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146798

Thermal frame

The invention features a refrigerator cabinet door frame. The frame includes a thermally conductive outer frame, a thermally insulating inner frame member, and a sealing plate. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146797

Vacuum insulated glass assembly with heated coating

One aspect of the invention features a refrigerated display case door panel assembly. The panel assembly includes a vacuum-insulate glass (vig) panel assembly, an additional pane of glass, and an electrically conductive coating disposed between the vig panel assembly and the additional pane of glass. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146796

Collapsible crib frame

A foldable frame for use as an infant crib or child play yard comprising a generally planar, rectangular upper frame supported by a plurality of upstanding leg members preferably extending from respective corners of the rectangular upper frame, each leg member being connected to the upper frame by a respective hinge connection configured to permit movement of respective leg members between upstanding deployed positions for use and folded positions for stowing the frame, a pair of folding hinges disposed in opposing portions of the upper frame that permit folding of the upper frame, preferably once the legs have been folded, wherein the hinge connections further include latching mechanisms to maintain the leg members in at least the folded position and to prevent inadvertent movement therefrom.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146795

Combination napper and changing table accessory

A reconfigurable accessory frame for use with an infant crib having a perimeter similarly sized to that of the top of the crib frame upon which it is used. The frame is foldable about an asymmetrically positioned transverse axis into one of the two positions. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146794

Foldable baby chair

A foldable baby chair including a bottom portion, a back portion, and a hinged joint connecting the bottom portion to the back portion, wherein the bottom portion and the back portion include a substantially similar and substantially rectangular shape and size, and wherein the hinged joint is to allow the back portion to be configured in different pre-defined positions in relation to the bottom portion, the predefined positions including at least one of a position substantially at 90° to the bottom portion to be configured in a upright chair position, a position wherein the back portion is substantially parallel to the bottom portion, and a position wherein the back portion is substantially 180° and planar to the bottom portion. The baby chair may further include a set of foldable legs fixed to the bottom portion, wherein the set of foldable legs include any of plastic and aluminum.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146793

Clip-on child booster seat

A foldable seat frame for attachment to a table surface for supporting a young child. The frame comprises a pivotally a pair of members coupled in an x-shape. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146792

T-pocket towels

Various implementations include a towel with a t-pocket and/or a method to sew a “t” pocket into a towel. The pocket in the towel may orient, support and/or secure the towel draped over a seat back or frame structure. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146791

Tunable spring mattress and method of making same

A mattress includes a spring extending between first and second points to provide a first spring rate in a first direction. A polymer fiber structure is provided between the first and second points and adjoins the spring. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146790

Bench

A bench for a bed frame having a headboard includes a base frame and a back frame. The base frame includes a seat frame and a leg frame downwardly extended from the seat frame. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146789

Leaning chair

A leaning chair can include a base defining a lower surface that rests on a floor, the base including a support surface; a shaft coupled to the base, the shaft defining a first end and a second end; a flexible mount coupling the first end of the shaft to the base, the shaft extending through the mount; a pivot pin located underneath the mount, the first end of the shaft resting on the pivot pin, and being configured to be housed inside the mount, the pivot pin being configured to pivot on the support surface; and a user support member coupled to the second end of the shaft.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146788

Seat pad

A seat pad (10) of the present invention includes a placement surface (11). A lateral slit portion (15) which extends from an outer side of the seat pad (10) toward an inner side thereof is formed in a first lateral direction (b1) along the placement surface (11), and the lateral slit portion (15) is curved and thereby protrudes in a thickness direction (h) orthogonal to the placement surface (11).. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146787

Seat pad

A seat pad (10) of the present invention includes a placement surface (11). A lateral slit portion (15) which extends from an outer side of the seat pad (10) toward an inner side thereof is formed in a first lateral direction (b1) along the placement surface (11), and at least a portion of the lateral slit portion (15) gradually becomes larger from the outer side of the seat pad (10) toward the inner side thereof in a thickness direction (h) orthogonal to the placement surface (11) along the first lateral direction (b1).. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146786

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. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146785

Device for triggering a gas spring and seating unit comprising adjustable backrest having a gas spring and such an apparatus

A device for triggering a gas spring (1) comprising an actuation device (2), an actuating element (4) which is operatively connected to the actuating device (2) and which acts directly on an end trigger (3) of the gas spring (1), wherein the actuating element (4) is configured as a lever arrangement (5) which reduces or multiplies the force or path, wherein one of the levers (trigger lever (6)) presses directly onto the trigger (3), wherein the actuating device (2) comprises an electrical magnet unit (30), which is provided with electric energy via an electrical supply and can be activated via a switch unit (60), characterised in that there is a control unit (40) which can be activated via the switching unit (60) and activates the electric magnet unit (30) according to the signals of the switch unit (60), wherein the the magnet unit (30) is actuated such that for a predetermined time interval an override phase of the magnet unit (30) with an increased voltage and a subsequent holding phase with a reduced voltage are produced.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146784

Agglomerated stone countertop and process of manufacture

The present invention provides a countertop (10) comprising a backer sheet (16) of a relatively lightweight, rigid material; an outer layer (14) of agglomerated stone disposed on a top surface (16a) of the backer sheet (16) to create a central portion (14a) of the countertop; and an outer layer (14) of agglomerated stone disposed on a side surface (16c, 16d) of the backer sheet (16) to create an edge portion (14b, 14c) of the countertop (10); wherein the central portion (14a) and edge portion(s)(14b, 14c) form a one piece agglomerated stone layer (14). The present invention also provides a moulding process to manufacture the agglomerated stone countertop (10).. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146783

Device and method for fixing a push element

A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle, into which a web-shaped holding part can be inserted, wherein a self-locking clamping element is provided at the receptacle, by which the holding part is secured in a clamping manner against being pulled out. In this way, a particularly stable fixation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146782

Device and method for fixing a push element

A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle for a holding part and a device for depth adjustment for the drawer box, wherein the device for depth adjustment comprises a stop that can be adjusted either on or in the receptacle. As a result, a precise orientation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved using simple means.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146781

Bottle rack and kit for bottle-supporting assembly

A bottle rack includes a bottle-supporting assembly having an elongate portion and support bars connected to the elongate portion, with the support bars being spaced longitudinally along the elongate portion and suitable to support bottles therebetween; and a panel having support bar apertures suitable for the support bars of the bottle-supporting assembly to extend through. The bottle-supporting assembly is secured onto the panel with the support bars extending through the apertures of the panel and the support bars are suitable to support the bottles such that the bottles are substantially perpendicular to the support panel. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146780

Adjustable organizational system for single and multi-tiered cabinets

An adjustable organizational system for single and multi-tiered cabinets, shelves, and drawers. The system segregates items inside a cabinet on different tiers of shelves, and then groups the segregated items on each shelf into size-dependent groups through length adjustable straps that have adjustable heights and lengths. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146779

Athletic facility furniture

A locker includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls, at least one member extending between the sidewalls, the member having a pair of ends, a tongue formed on each end of the member, a groove formed in each sidewall, each groove dimensioned to receive the tongue formed in the end of the member; and a metallic reinforcing member secured to each of the member and the sidewall at an intersection thereof.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146778

Storage rack

A rack has a frame and a plurality of shelves. Each shelf has an enclosing frame member that has two first sides connected by two second sides, a connecting bar that connects the first sides at about the center of the first sides, a plurality of slots provided on the inner surfaces of the second sides, and a plurality of slats, each slat having opposing ends that are fitted into opposing slots at the second sides, and with each slat being connected to the connecting bar. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146777

Modular food product display stand

Disclosed are a modular food product display stand and a related method for constructing such display stand. Such display stand may comprise a plastic tray having four top corners, four bottom corners, top receiving slots located at each top corner, and bottom receiving slots located at each bottom corner. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146776

Modular shelving assemblies and methods of construction

A shelving assembly can be constructed of panels and specialized connecting components that form interconnected hexagonal, triangular, or square cells. The shelving assembly can be adapted to a variety of sizes and configurations and can incorporate smaller cells with larger cells and different shape cells for more modularity. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146775

Height adjustable workstation

An adjustable workstation is described. The workstation includes a table top, a legs assembly mounted below the table top, a base frame mounted to the legs assembly, and an adjustment mechanism configured to move the legs assembly to adjust the height of the table top relative to the base frame. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146774

Method of manufacturing a brush, and brush

This method of manufacturing a brush 1 comprises: a first step of forming a support body 10 in which through holes 14 are formed; and a second step of inserting a brush bristle 20 in a bent state into each through hole 14 from one side of the through hole 14 to cause a looped bristle to project from the through hole 14 on the other side.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146773

Roller brush, in particular for a cleaning and/or care device and cleaning and/or care device

The invention relates to a roller brush, in particular for a cleaning and/or care device, preferably for floor covering in the form of tiles, natural, artificial, blocks of concrete or wood, with a rotationally symmetrical cylinder which comprises a cylinder surface. At least one first plurality of a first bundle of bristles with a first brush and a second plurality of a second bundle of bristles with a second brush is arranged on the cylinder surface. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146772

Landscaping tool holder and carrier

A combination tool holding and transport device. The device having a pair of ends with each end of the pair of ends having an attachment side and a hanging side. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146771

Head-mountable viewer

Disclosed herein is a head-mountable viewer that includes a strap and tab that are positioned on the head-mountable viewer to provide a more reliable method of securing computing device within a cavity of the head-mountable viewer. In addition, the head-mountable viewer is manufactured to include various creases throughout, which thereby allows the head-mountable viewer to be manufactured in a way to reduce costs, such as by being able to manufacture the head-mountable viewer in a packaging form. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146770

Printed media display and holder

A holder for displaying printed media is described. The holder includes a rigid, transparent, non-porous cover plate, and a fabric-covered backing board. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146769

Single piece hammock strap with integral woven eyelets

This disclosure generally relates to a hammock strap. The hammock strap includes an elongated length of strap material that is separated into a first strap and a second strap. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146768

Cable-tensioning system strap

A strap for a bag provides and includes a main body having a first end attached to a first attachment location of the bag and a second end attached to a second attachment location of the bag. The strap also includes a tension element that extends between the first end and the second end. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146767

Cosmetic applicator

A device for packaging and applying eyeliner including a container containing the eyeliner to be applied, and an applicator tip defining an application surface for applying the eyeliner contained in the container, having at least one cavity opening on the application surface and being elongate along a longitudinal axis, the cavitycavity being bordered laterally by two walls, the free edges of which, on the application surface side, are convex in shape about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cavity.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146766

Cosmetic applicator

The shapes of the contours of said surfaces (26, 28, 30) being different in pairs and not symmetrical to one another about an axis or a median plane.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146765

Liquid contents discharge container having absorption member

A liquid contents discharge container includes an absorption member configured in a way that when a rotation body rotates, liquid contents are discharged in an extrusion manner while a piston is ascending, and are absorbed into an absorption member to be used, such that it is possible to provide the same usability as a solid lipstick product which is familiar with users and to improve wearability of liquid contents, and by equipping a nozzle which opens only when contents are discharged, to prevent air from flowing into the interior of the container body when not in use.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146764

Painting platform structure with ventilation and filter

This invention relates to a painting platform structure with ventilation and filter. The painting platform structure with ventilation and filter includes the following: a cover, which forms a painting space in its interior. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146763

Comb accessory

A comb accessory, including: a board, for being held by a user's hand; and a first fabric, at least one end thereof attached to the board, thereby allowing, by holding the board, to thread teeth of a comb into the first fabric, for later removing the first fabric therefrom, thereby cleaning the teeth by the first fabric.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146762

Hair iron

A hair iron having a first handle member pivotally connected to a second handle member, a first styling head extending from the first handle member, and a second styling head extending from the second handle member. Each of the first and second styling heads comprises a housing having a plurality of air inlets, a styling element having a plurality of air outlets, a heat element disposed in the housing, and a motorized fan disposed in the housing between the air inlets and the heat element for pulling air through the air inlets and pushing air over the heat element and through the nozzles and through the air outlets. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146761

Hair twisting system

A hair twisting system and method can include: a frame, the frame including a frame inner surface, a frame outer surface, and a frame front surface; strings extended between portions of the frame interior surface, the strings define areas between the strings, the strings providing woven moveable intersections, the strings configured to be: pressed down into hair towards a scalp, and then simultaneously moved out away from the scalp while being rotated until the strings disengage from the hair for creating twisted locks; and a handle coupled to the frame, the handle including side structures, the side structures providing an interior griping surface between the side structures and an exterior griping surface.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146760

A process for producing a high-heat delivery device obtaining or consisting of a polymer composition comprising a fragrance, or a part thereof

A process for producing a heat delivery device containing or consisting of a polymer composition comprising a fragrance or part thereof comprising the steps of: a) producing a first polymer composition, by feeding a thermoplastic polyester, optionally a first thermoplastic copolyester elastomer and optionally further components of the composition to an extruder, melting and mixing the components, b) cooling down the first polymer composition and c) feeding the first polymer composition and a master batch comprising a second thermoplastic copolyester elastomer and the fragrance to an injection molding machine, melting and mixing the first polymer composition and the master batch in the injection molding machine to obtain the second polymer composition and injection molding of the so obtained molten second polymer composition into the mold of the high-heat delivery device or the part thereof.. . ...

05/31/18 / #20180146759

Anti-theft carrying bags and security panel assemblies

In various embodiments, a carrying bag includes a carrying bag body formed by a security panel assembly comprising a cut-resistant fabric or mesh, with a strap channel having at least two spaced-apart reinforced channel openings; and a carrying strap comprising: first and second wire cables; a first flexible material having a first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable and a second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable; and a second flexible material arranged on or over a central region of the first flexible material. Representative embodiments may include a water-resistant pocket coupled to a protected seam and extending to an exterior of the carrying bag body; and a fastener to close the water-resistant pocket external to the carrying bag body.. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146758

Cooler bag with a detachable liner and liner base

A cooler bag with a detachable liner and a liner base can be used as a carry bag when the liner is detached. The liner is attached to a base, which has short side walls at each end of the side of the base. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146757

Fully integrated child carrier and suitcase combination

A rugged suitcase and child carrier combination. The shell comprises a top half and bottom half each defining a hollow cavity. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146756

Backpack with laptop sleeve convertible to laptop sleeve with stored backpack portion

A backpack includes a backpack portion defining an interior compartment and a sleeve. The sleeve defines an interior cavity configured to receive a laptop therein and a storage compartment configured to receive the backpack portion therein. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146755

Luggage comprising a foldable structure

A luggage with a foldable structure between a conformation of reduced volume suitable for the stowage and a developed conformation with a volume suitable for use. The luggage has an access face and a bottom opposite to the access face. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146754

Portable secure carrier arrangement

A secure personal wearable carrier for valuable items is disclosed. The wearable carrier includes a secure compartment for valuable item storage to be worn by users during their common activities, including physical exercises. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146753

Solar-powered charging umbrella with usb ports

A solar-powered umbrella has a cap structure that is connected by hinges to struts. The struts are relatively rigid and positioned above the umbrella shade and house solar panels. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146752

Hiking staff with bow attachment

A hiking staff with bow attachment for improving balance to avoid injury by ensuring smooth and efficient energy transfer throughout a complete stride forward. The bow attachment comprises a curved member for maintaining continuous high surface area impacts with ground surfaces and contact points for penetrating ground surfaces to help stabilize the curved member during use. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146751

Gemstone having hearts and arrows pattern and method of cutting the same

This disclosure relates to a round gemstone having a hearts and arrows pattern of ten hearts and arrows. The gemstone comprises a girdle, a crown and a pavilion. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146750

Connection structure

The invention provides a connection structure including: a first subassembly and a second subassembly each including a first side edge. A first tubular body and a second tubular body are fixedly connected to the first side edge of the first subassembly, and a third tubular body is fixedly connected to the first side edge of the second subassembly; a gap is disposed between the first tubular body and the second tubular body and is configured to accommodate the third tubular body. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146749

Warming rack for articles of footwear

A warming rack for holding footwear includes a base and an array of support posts supported by the base. The base defines a length extending between a first end and a second end and a width between a pair of opposing side edges. ...

05/31/18 / #20180146748

Pressing fixture for use in making articles of footwear

A pressing fixture includes discrete pieces that may be used in the m