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12/31/15 / #20150374178

Food container with a support for drinks

Pest controlling compositions exhibiting enhanced pesticidal activity levels and methods for preparing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a liquid composition that includes at least one pesticide and at least one co-ingredient that enhances pesticidal activity of the composition compared to a composition dissimilar only in not having the at least one co-ingredient. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The invention refers to a food container (1) with a support (11) for drinks, comprising a set of side walls (10), a fewer supporting surface (5) and an accessory (2) designed to receive a cup (9). According to the invention, the accessory (2) in turn comprises a support (11) equipped with a hole (7) into which the cup (9) is inserted, and a tab (8) for securing the accessory (2) to one of the side walls (10) of the container. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374177

Catering box with active climate control for transporting delicate food items

A catering box with active climate control is configured to transport “delicate” foods, such as grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, and hamburgers, without inducing substantial sogginess in the bread of those food items. The catering box includes a heat mass configured to retain heat generated by a hot plate and to then radiate that heat, during transport, after the hot plate has been disconnected from a power source. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374176

Carving pin for carving a cooked roast, and methods and systems

A carving pin, a method for using the carving pin to carve a cooked roast, and a system for carving a cooked roast comprising the carving pin are provided. The carving pin comprises a base and a spike member connected to the base at about a 90° angle at about the center of the base, protruding upwards from the base. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374175

Manual blender device and methods

A handheld, hand-operated blender may include a container, a lid threadably connected to an upper portion of the container, a bottom portion including a stationary bottom portion threadably connected to a lower portion of the container and a rotatable bottom portion rotatable with respect to the container. The blender may also include a blade assembly including a plurality of blades and a shaft rotatably connected to the rotatable bottom portion and a gear assembly mechanically connected to the blade assembly and the rotatable bottom portion such that rotation of the rotatable bottom portion rotates the blade assembly at a faster revolution per minute than the rotation of the rotatable bottom portion.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374174

Salad spinner brake mechanism

A salad spinner has a hub connected in a rotary driving relationship to a colander mounted within the salad spinner for rotation about an axis of rotation. A brake provides braking force to the hub coaxially with the colander axis of rotation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374173

System and method for sensing oil quality

A system for measuring the state of degradation of cooking oil in a deep fryer is provided. The system includes at least one fryer pot and a loop of piping fluidly connected thereto for selectively allowing flow of oil from the at least one fryer pot into the loop and for selectively allowing the cooking oil to return to said at least one fryer pot from the loop. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374172

Appliance for cooking by air flow

Provided is an appliance for cooking and/or reheating food, which includes: a housing having a cooking vessel arranged such as to receive the food to be cooked and/or reheated, and a circuit for heating by ventilation including an air duct arranged such as to channel and direct a flow of hot air onto the food to be cooked and/or reheated, wherein the air duct has at least one cross-section in which a geometric size of the channelled air flow is limited such as to reduce a turbulence of the air flow flowing downstream from said at least one section of the air duct.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374171

Grill

Disclosed is an improved grill. The grill comprises a receptacle comprising a pair of extension rods projecting outwardly therefrom, a pair of swivel doors for sealing the receptacle wherein, the inner side of each swivel door comprises an arc surface, a plurality of gear teeth extending outwardly from the arc surface, and an attachment hole for receiving an extension rod therewithin such that, the swivel door, while being secured to the receptacle, rotates about the extension rod. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374170

Grill and rotisserie apparatus

A rotisserie arrangement mounts above the heat source of a grill. The rotisserie includes a plurality of holding devices configured to receive a flat meat item such as a steak or burger patty. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374169

Water filter device

A filter device is provided for use with bottles and comprises a multistage filter useful for removing from the water, chlorine and fluoride compounds, hormones, pesticides, prescription drugs and microorganisms. The filter device operates by placing a suction on a mouthpiece of said filter device to draw water through the multistage filter to clean it. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374168

Device for wetting a dose of ground coffee in coffee machines having a heating element on the dispenser unit, and wetting process

An improved device for wetting a dose of ground coffee in coffee machines, preferably espresso machines, particularly but without limitation professional espresso making machines. The device comprises a source of pressurized water, at least one beverage dispenser unit, a filter holder removably coupled to said dispenser, a water heater placed on the dispenser unit, a water supply system connecting said source of pressurized water with said heater, a dispensing conduit connecting the heater with the dispenser unit, as well as a dispensing valve device inserted in said dispensing conduit for closing and opening the conduit and for feeding heated water to the filter holder and cause it to spread into the dose of ground coffee contained in the filter holder, as well as an electronic control and programming unit connected at least with said source of pressurized water, with said heater and with said dispensing valve device. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374167

Beverage preparation machines

The present invention relates to improvements in beverage preparation machines and in particular to a beverage preparation machine of the type which uses pre-packed cartridges of beverage ingredients. The cartridges may be designed so that air becomes entrained so as to produce a desired foam or crema. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374166

Selective hydrogen adding equipment for living organism applicable fluid

The gas/liquid separating section vents hydrogen gas generated by a contact reaction between the hydrogen generating agent and water or water vapor, the gas/liquid separating section avoids the water from flowing out and/or avoids the living organism applicable fluid from flowing in, and the gas/liquid separating section allows water vapor of the living organism applicable fluid to flow in the hydrogen bubble forming implement so as to contact with the hydrogen generating agent.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374165

Beverage cartridge replacement for single-serving beverage brewers

A beverage brewing container is configured to be disposed within a brewing chamber of a beverage brewer and to hold brewing material while being brewed. The container includes a receptacle and a cover. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374164

Beverage dispenser

A beverage dispenser, in which a filter is arranged between the lower end of a brewing chamber and the upper end of a fluid receptacle, and a beverage brewed by supplying a raw material and water to the chamber and filtered by the filter is received in the fluid receptacle, and is thereafter delivered to a cup along a beverage path. The beverage dispenser includes a pump arranged partway along the beverage path, and that reduces a pressure in the fluid receptacle to draw the beverage from the chamber, and delivers it to the cup. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374163

Method of operating a domestic cooking hob, control unit and domestic appliance

A method of operating a domestic cooking hob (1, 3), wherein the cooking hob (1, 3) includes a user control interface (4) adapted to inputting user control information for controlling operation of the cooking hob (1, 3). The cooking hob (1, 3) is operable in a safety locked operational mode. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374162

Cooking apparatus, information display apparatus, control method, cooking tool, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A cooking apparatus includes a communicator that communicates with a terminal, a link-state manager that manages link-state information indicating whether or not a link to the terminal is active, a heater that performs a heating operation on a cooking tool, a receiver that receives a user operation, and a controller that controls the communicator or the heater which is a control target, on the basis of the user operation. In the case where the link is active, when the user operation is performed on the receiver, the controller causes the communicator to transmit instruction information to the terminal. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374161

Dry steam ovens

An oven includes a support structure configured to support a food item having multiple cooking sites, a steam nozzle configured to direct a jet of dry steam onto the food item, and a control system configured to determine a targeted subset of the cooking sites in response to a cooking requirement of the food item and configured to dynamically control movement of the support structure or the steam nozzle to direct the jet of dry steam onto the targeted subset of cooking sites in response to the cooking requirement of the food item.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374160

Privacy curtain assembly with cleanable panels

A privacy curtain assembly includes a main curtain portion. The main curtain portion includes a first side, a second side, and oppositely disposed leading edges located between the first and second sides. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374159

Safety grounded tree

An artificial lighted tree is presented with power routed through the trunk of the tree and three-wire safety grounding. The tree is divided into sections for easy assembly, disassembly, and storage. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374158

Pivotable support system and apparatus for a mailbox

A rotating mailbox device is provided. The device includes a base plate having a fulcrum post fixed thereto and a position plate having at least one retaining hole defined therein. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374157

Anti-skid/anti-slip safety mat

The anti-skid/anti-slip safety mat is composed of a fiberglass mesh base layer onto which is layered a fiberglass or epoxy resin. Crushed aggregate is broadcast onto the fiberglass or epoxy resin which will bind to the fiberglass mesh base layer as the fiberglass or epoxy resin cures. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374156

Spill resistant tray

A beverage carrying tray that reduces the effects of momentum caused by changes in motion by providing a tray that swings freely on a flexible handle assembly such that as changes in momentum occur, the tray surface swings to minimize beverage movement due to momentum. The carrying surface of the tray swings under control of the tray's momentum such that open containers resting on the tray move in concert and prevents the beverages inside of the beverage containers from surging, thereby preventing spillage from the individual beverage containers. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374155

Cantilever-style wine bucket and bottle holder

A cantilever-style wine server for mounting to a table has a unitary frame composed of shaped metal bars, such as shaped rods with circular cross-sections. The frame includes a holder that serves as a receptacle for a wine bucket, insulator, and/or a bottle, and a mount/handle that serves as both a cantilever mount to the side of a table and as a handle to transport the server. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374154

Valve for a sippy cup and sippy cup including the same

A replaceable valve member for a sippy cup assembly is disclosed. The valve member is a flexible, resilient member for releasable mounting in the lid of the sippy cup. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374153

Container closure assemblies

A method for providing pre-assembled and sterilized container closure assemblies that are each adapted to be secured onto a container including manufacturing pre-assembled container closure assemblies each adapted to be secured onto a container, injection molding a monolithic spout body of thermoplastic material, injection molding a manually removable rotational cap, securing the cap onto the neck of the spout body in a closed position of the cap, submerging each of the pre-assembled container closure assemblies in a bath of sterilizing liquid, and removing the container closure assemblies from the bath of sterilizing liquid, and allowing the sterilizing liquid to drain. A pre-assembled container closure assembly adapted to be secured onto a container is also disclosed.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374152

Double-lipped drink holding device

A double-lipped drink holding device facilitates engagement with a mouth to inhibit spillage while drinking. The device includes a bottom wall having a perimeter edge. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374151

Carafe

A carafe has a flask and a lid assembly. The flask has a vessel. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374150

Table skirt

A table skirt and its production method for efficient deployment and recycling in show business or other public events are presented. The table skirt is washable, fire resistant and wrinkle resistant and enables easy and efficient installation and removal. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374149

Sleep aiding apparatus and uses thereof

A sleep aiding apparatus for increasing the duration of deep sleep and/or reducing the sleep latency of a subject is disclosed. The sleep aiding apparatus comprises a pillow body and a device to play a sleep aiding music. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374148

Snap-on bed skirt

A snap-on bed skirt provides an easily installed and removed rigid vertical decorative covering for the sides of a box spring which extends to the floor. The skirt can be provided in a variety of rigid materials and can be decorated with a variety of colors, styles, and materials. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374147

Augmented bedding

A augmentation cover attached to an item of bed cover, or bed cover, for a human and having access for a secondary user to enter under the augmentation cover. The augmentation cover may be permanently or releasably attached to the bed cover. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374146

Device with a number of stations for displaying a number of containers

Methods and device are provided for displaying a container. The device includes a number of stations to receive a number of containers. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374145

Portable folding display

A portable foldable display includes a pair of end sections and a plurality of intermediate sections. The intermediate sections are joined together in a manner which permits the intermediate sections to be rotated with respect to each other for folding and unfolding of the display. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374144

Display system

In an example embodiment, a system of lifting, lowering and rotating a display may include a housing, a rotator, and a hoist. The rotator may be configured to selectively rotate the housing such that a display functionally coupled to the housing is rotated. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374143

Showcase cooling device

There is disclosed a showcase cooling device which is capable of cooling all of a plurality of showcases with no difficulty, while suppressing a power consumption of a compressor. A showcase cooling device 1 distributes and supplies a refrigerant discharged from a compressor to evaporators disposed in a plurality of showcases 3a to 3h, and comprises chamber inside temperature sensors which detect chamber inside temperatures of the showcases 3a to 3h, respectively, and control means for controlling an operation of the compressor, and this control means controls the operation of the compressor on the basis of the chamber inside temperature of the showcase that is hardest to cool among the respective showcases 3a to 3h.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374142

Open refrigerated display case and a flow stabilizing device

An open refrigerated display case comprising: a refrigerated display area comprising one or more shelves; an air outlet and an air inlet opening into the display area and spaced from one another; a duct fluidically coupling the air inlet to the air outlet, the duct being configured to direct air flow out of the air outlet across the display area and toward the air inlet to form an air curtain across the display area; wherein each of the one or more shelves are provided with an associated flow stabilizing device; wherein each flow stabilizing device comprises a pair of stabilizing beams which are spaced from one another so as to define an innermost stabilizing beam and an outermost stabilizing beam; wherein a first slot is formed between the innermost and the outermost stabilizing beams, the first slot extending transversely across the display area perpendicular to the direction of the air flow within the air curtain, the first slot having a stabilizing inlet, a stabilizing outlet and a stabilizing throat disposed therebetween; wherein the innermost stabilizing beam is spaced from the adjacent shelf so as to form a second slot between the innermost stabilizing beam and the shelf; and wherein the one or more flow stabilizing devices are each positioned so that the stabilizing inlet of the first slot receives the air curtain, the stabilizing throat being configured to stabilize the air flow within the air curtain which exits the flow stabilizing device via the stabilizing outlet.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374141

Open refrigerated display case and a flow stabilizing device

An open refrigerated display case comprising: a refrigerated display area comprising one or more shelves; an air outlet and an air inlet opening into the display area and spaced from one another; a duct fluidically coupling the air inlet to the air outlet, the duct being configured to direct air flow out of the air outlet across the display area and toward the air inlet to form an air curtain across the display area; wherein each of the one or more shelves are provided with an associated flow stabilizing device; wherein each flow stabilizing device comprises a pair of stabilizing beams which are spaced from one another so as to define an innermost stabilizing beam and an outermost stabilizing beam; wherein a first slot is formed between the innermost and the outermost stabilizing beams, the first slot extending transversely across the display area perpendicular to the direction of the air flow within the air curtain, the first slot having a stabilizing inlet, a stabilizing outlet and a stabilizing throat disposed therebetween; wherein the innermost stabilizing beam is spaced from the adjacent shelf so as to form a second slot between the innermost stabilizing beam and the shelf; and wherein the one or more flow stabilizing devices are each positioned so that the stabilizing inlet of the first slot receives the air curtain, the stabilizing throat being configured to stabilize the air flow within the air curtain which exits the flow stabilizing device via the stabilizing outlet.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374140

Refrigerated case with partial height doors

A temperature controlled case includes: a housing that defines a display area configured to receive one or more products; an opening across a front of the housing that provides access to the display area; a cooling system configured to keep the display area at a predetermined temperature; and a door coupled to the housing. The door is movable between a full close position and a full open position, such that when the door is in the full close position, the door partially covers the opening to create a gap between the door and the opening.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374139

Infant carrier with expandable seat

An adjustable infant carrier includes a waist belt disposable about the waist of the wearer. A pair of shoulder straps is coupled to the waist belt, wherein each shoulder strap includes a free end portion and an opposed proximal end portion coupled to the waist belt. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374138

Baby seat bed

Disclosed is a baby seat bed. The present invention provides a baby seat bed integrally manufactured by compression molding of a resilient material, including a wall part and a support part, wherein the wall part is formed to surround the edges so as to prevent the baby from moving outside, and the support part consists of a head support part shaped concave for supporting the head of the baby, a neck support part projected round for supporting the neck of the baby below the head support part, and a back support part for supporting the back of the baby below the neck support part.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374137

System and method for improved pressure adjustment

A method for adjusting pressure within an air bed comprises providing an air bed that includes an air chamber and a pump having a pump housing, selecting a desired pressure setpoint for the air chamber, calculating a pressure target, adjusting pressure within the air chamber until a pressure within the pump housing is substantially equal to the pressure target, determining an actual chamber pressure within the air chamber, and comparing the actual chamber pressure to the desired pressure setpoint to determine an adjustment factor error. The pressure target may be calculated based upon the desired pressure setpoint and a pressure adjustment factor. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374136

Mattress assembly

A mattress assembly includes a foundation that defines first and second axes oriented along the length and the width of the foundation, respectively. The mattress assembly further includes a mattress supported atop the foundation and means for securing the mattress to the foundation to inhibit sliding movement of the mattress relative to the foundation along at least one of the first and second axes.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374135

Bed skirt holder

A method for making a bed that includes a mattress and box springs includes positioning a bed skirt on a box spring to a desired position and placing a sheet of material on the bed skirt. The sheet has a specific thickness and four edges. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374134

Inflatable bed mattress lifts

An embodiment provides an inflatable bed mattress lift. In an embodiment, six extensions extend from a central portion and may be inflated to provide predetermined tuck points for securing bedding material to the bed mattress. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374133

Foldable leg rest

A foldable leg rest has a seat, a folding frame and a drive mechanism. The folding frame is pivotally connected to the seat. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374132

Mechanism for an office chair

A mechanism for an office chair allows a pivoting resistance of a backrest support to be altered. The mechanism for the office chair, in which a small adjustment travel is sufficient in order to realize a large adjustment range of the pivoting resistance of the backrest, has an actuating element connected to the backrest support with a supporting and/or guide track for a functional element. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374131

Collapsible chair for leisure

Disclosed is a collapsible chair for leisure which includes: rear support poles 112 having insert parts 113 inserted into first coupling holes 102 formed in a main body 101; seatback support poles 111 connected to the insert parts 113 of the rear support poles 112; sub support poles 125 having insert parts 126 inserted into second coupling holes 103 formed in the main body 101; first seat support poles 121 connected to the insert parts 126 of the sub support poles 125; couplers having insertion holes 123, and first and second connect parts 122a and 122b formed at opposite ends thereof; second seat support poles 124 connected to second connect parts 122b of the couplers; front support poles 131 inserted into the insertion holes 123 of the couplers 122; and first and second elastic cables 115 and 128 for elastically connecting the support poles.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374130

Beam mounted chair assemblies, chair assemblies of use within the beam mounted chair assemblies, components for use within the chair assemblies and parts for use within the components

Beam mounted chair assemblies may include at least two standards supported on a floor, a beam secured to, and supported by, the standards, and a plurality of chair assemblies secured to, and supported by, the beam. Chair assemblies may be secured to a beam via associated chair brackets. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374129

Roller wheel with friction relief

A flow shelf roller having an outer circumference, a radially central hub, and an axially central bore forming an inner circumference through the central hub. The inner circumference of each roller has at least one axial relief channel formed therein along the length of the axial bore. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374128

Front of a row of units

A front of a row of units comprising at least two grooves, the grooves being formed in particular as grip strips (or in particular as design joints), the row of units comprising adjacently arranged modules, grooves of horizontally adjacent panels in a first position of the front being arranged in succession substantially without misalignment and forming a horizontally extending channel, characterized in that these grooves assume, in a second position of the front, a vertical misalignment in the orientation with respect to each other, the front comprising at least one closure means, and at least one of the grooves being closed by the closure means with respect to the subsequent adjacent groove on a free end.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374127

Anti-seismic isolator

Anti-seismic isolator for isolating of a structure provided with support feet with respect to a ground subject to vibrations induced for example by an earthquake, said isolator comprising an oscillating element that can be associated with at least one of the supporting feet of said structure and a supporting framework provided with a supporting base adapted to support the isolator with respect to the ground, in which said oscillating element and said supporting framework are associated with each other by means of connecting elements sliding in pairs of substantially parallel arched guides, arranged in at least one out of said oscillating element and said supporting framework, whereby said oscillating element and said supporting framework are mutually oscillating and the mutual oscillation of the oscillating element and of the supporting framework causes the simultaneous mutual sliding thereof along two directions perpendicular to each other.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374126

Drawer slide rail assembly

A drawer slide rail assembly includes movably connected first and second rails, a movable member, a supporting member, and an adjusting member. The movable member has a mounting hole corresponding to a mounting portion of the second rail and is linearly movably mounted to the second rail via the supporting member. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374125

Drive device for a movable furniture part

The invention relates to a drive device for a movable furniture part, comprising an ejection element, an ejection force accumulator and a locking device for the ejection element. Said locking device comprises a locking journal which in subjected to action of the ejection force accumulator, and can be locked in a locked position in a region of a catch on a guide rail. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374124

Drive device for a movable furniture part

Drive device for a movable furniture part, having a lockable ejection device for ejecting the movable furniture part from a closed position into an open position, wherein the ejection device can be unlocked by pressing over the movable furniture part into a pressed-over position situated behind the closed position in the closing direction, wherein a blocking element is provided which has a blocking position in which the blocking element prevents the unlocking of the ejection device on reaching the pressed-over position, and which has a release position in which the ejection device can be unlocked on reaching the pressed-over position.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374123

Drive device for a movable furniture part

The invention relates to a drive device for a furniture part which can be displaced in a furniture body, comprising an ejection device which can be locked in a locked position, said ejection device being used to move the moveable furniture part from a closed position into an open position. The ejection device can be unlocked by pushing the movable furniture part so that it moves into a pushed-in position which is beyond the closed position in the closing direction, this enables the ejection device to move the moveable furniture part in the opening direction; the moveable furniture part can also be moved from the closed position into the open position by pulling said moveable furniture part, the ejection device remaining in the locked position when opened by pulling. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374122

Accommodating device, segment, and method for forming multiple-stage accommodating portions

This invention provides an accommodating device provided with a plurality of accommodating portions configured to accommodate plate-shaped members to be accommodated by being separated away in a thickness direction thereof, having: at least one wall body constructing the accommodating device; and a plurality of segments having the accommodating portions respectively and arranged adjacently each other along a wall surface of the wall body, wherein each of the plurality of segments has an engagement portion to be engaged with an adjacent segment, and the plurality of segments are connected to each other through engagement between the engagement portions of each segments and are detachably mounted on the wall body.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374121

Customizable wall cabinet for storage of personal items

A partially recessed, fully enclosed wall cabinet for storage of water closet personal items is disclosed. The wall cabinet described here is specifically designed to accommodate the size, shape, and quantity of personal items needed for access by a person sitting on the toilet. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374120

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. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374119

Adjustable shelf rack having a modular shelving system

A shelf for a modular shelving system includes a frame having a rectangular configuration. A front shelf member has a first end portion and an opposite second end portion. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374118

Stand for a portable device with a graphic user interface display

A stand for supporting a portable device has a first panel for supporting the device, a second panel hinged so as to be pivotable relative to the first panel about a first hinge axis and an angle setting leg hinged so as to be pivotable relative to the first panel or the second panel about a second hinge axis and having a free end releasably connectable to the other one of the first panel and the second panel at a distance from the first hinge axis for setting an angle between the first panel and the second panel. A flexible attachment flap projects from and extends along at least a portion of at least one edge of the first panel. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374117

Holder assembly for portable electronic devices

A holder assembly for portable electronic devices supports tablets, small notebook computers or the like, and allows a user to view the electronic device in a hands-free manner. The assembly includes a holding member having a top surface, a bottom surface and a perimeter edge coupled to and extending between the top and bottom surfaces. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374116

Tufting tool and brush making machine

A tufting tool for tufting and fastening clusters of bristles in bristle holes in a contoured surface of or oblique holes in a brush body. The tufting tool has a tool head displaceable along the tufting axis between a receiving and a tufting position. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374115

Processes for manufacturing personal-care applicator

A personal-care applicator comprises at least one stem having a proximal end including a handle and a distal end opposite to the proximal end and at least one bristled component attached to the stem, wherein the bristled component comprises a carrier and a plurality of bristles ultrasonically welded to the carrier and outwardly extending therefrom according to a pre-determined pattern, wherein the elongated carrier and the at least first plurality of bristles comprise ultrasonically compatible materials, and wherein the bristles are ultrasonically bonded to the carrier through a direct ultrasonic bond between a surface of the carrier and a lengthwise portion of each of the bristles. Process comprises providing at least one elongated stem having a proximal end and a distal end, providing the at least one bristled component, and attaching the at least one bristled component to the at least first stem.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374114

Processes for manufacturing bristled component for personal-care applicator

A bristled component for a cosmetic applicator comprising: an elongated carrier having a longitudinal axis; and at least a first plurality of bristles including at least one array of bristles ultrasonically welded to the carrier and outwardly extending therefrom according to a first pre-determined pattern, wherein the carrier and the bristles comprise ultrasonically compatible materials, and wherein the bristles are ultrasonically bonded to the carrier through a direct ultrasonic bond between a surface of the carrier and a lengthwise portion of each of the bristles. A process comprises wrapping a yarn around a moving endless band, juxtaposing a support strip with the band's edge, ultrasonically welding the yarn to the first support strip, removing the welded yarn and support strip from the band, and cutting the strip into a plurality of bristled components.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374113

Paintbrush edger cover kit

A edger cover with angled tabs with a complementary cutout mounted on top, and secured to paintbrush edger cover has two sides, open on both ends, lined with a spacer to keep edger cover from coming in contact with paintbrush bristles, edger cover angled on outward end of edger, angled tabs on both inside corners on outward end of edger therefore, angled end on same end of paintbrush bristles therefore, inside angled tabs angles bristles down and away from trim, molding, ceiling and floors, which keeps paint from coming in contact with trim, molding, ceiling and floors.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374112

Coverable toothbrush assembly

A coverable toothbrush assembly protects bristles of a toothbrush from dirt, germs and the like. The assembly includes a toothbrush having a handle, a head and a neck. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374111

Disposable toothbrush

A disposable toothbrush is provided having a handle portion, a head portion connected with the handle portion and provided with a plurality of elastomeric bristles on a front surface part of the head portion, a fabric medium attached to the front surface part of the head portion while exposing an upper end of the elastomeric bristles, and an encapsulated bead containing at least one kind of a rapidly releasable agent disposed in a cavity formed in the head portion behind the fabric medium.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374110

Personal-care applicator and processes for manufacturing same

A personal-care applicator comprises at least one stem having a proximal end including a handle and a distal end opposite to the proximal end and at least one bristled component attached to the stem, wherein the bristled component comprises a carrier and a plurality of bristles ultrasonically welded to the carrier and outwardly extending therefrom according to a pre-determined pattern, wherein the elongated carrier and the at least first plurality of bristles comprise ultrasonically compatible materials, and wherein the bristles are ultrasonically bonded to the carrier through a direct ultrasonic bond between a surface of the carrier and a lengthwise portion of each of the bristles.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374109

Bristled component for personal-care applicator

A bristled component for a cosmetic applicator comprising: an elongated carrier having a longitudinal axis; and at least a first plurality of bristles including at least one array of bristles ultrasonically welded to the carrier and outwardly extending therefrom according to a first pre-determined pattern, wherein the carrier and the bristles comprise ultrasonically compatible materials, and wherein the bristles are ultrasonically bonded to the carrier through a direct ultrasonic bond between a surface of the carrier and a lengthwise portion of each of the bristles.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374108

Securing systems for gloves or other objects

Apparel, sporting equipment, and other items include magnetic securing systems (e.g., for holding a ball marker on a golf glove. Housings for such systems include a mount area defining a base surface that includes a magnet or is made from a magnetic material. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374107

Hydration dispensing device

The invention is directed to an improved hydration dispensing device and method for preventing the freeze-up of the hydration line, to dispense potable fluids, such as water, from the hydration dispensing device, eliminating freezing by routing the line under the user's clothes with the line accessible section and extending beyond user's cuff, to be accessible at any time. The device and method comprise a remotely actuated valve mechanism adapted worn and remotely actuated, having a valve means for controlling the flow of potable fluid through the mechanism and a shell, defining an interior cavity, providing a valve seat projecting into the interior cavity, adapted to cooperatively seat the valve means, and operationally adapted to selectively open and close a hydration line when operated. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374106

Shoulder strap retention device and method

Shoulder strap retention devices that are used to secure the shoulder straps of an article in position relative to a separate chest panel or protector so that they do not slip off the chest panel or the shoulders of a user carrying the article are disclosed. In one embodiment, the shoulder strap retention devices include a retention strap and anchoring strips that are secured to the retention strap and used to attach the shoulder strap retention device to an article having shoulder straps.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374105

Backpack with improved access opening

A backpack including a body having a back surface configured to be positioned adjacent to a back of a wearer when the backpack is worn. The body further includes a front surface at least partially spaced away from the back surface to define an inner cavity therebetween. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374104

Pocket bracelet

The present invention provides a pocket bracelet having an interior pocket. The pocket bracelet is configured to allow users to store personal items therein and decrease the odds of being a target or victim of personal theft. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374103

Luggage carrying device

A body removably attachable to a belt for carrying a wheeled luggage having a top part having a hooked element for receiving a belt; a bottom part having a second hooked element for holding a handle of a wheeled luggage; and a swivel device for swivelly connecting the top part with the bottom part. The swivel device comprises a first tube positioned on the top part of the body for receiving a first portion of an elongated cylindrical element and a second tube positioned on the bottom part of the body for receiving a second portion of an elongated cylindrical element. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374102

2 in 1 salon cape having clear viewing windows

A salon cape having sufficient size and shape to substantially cover shoulder, torso, lap feet, and footwear to protect said portions. The cape includes an adjustable collar by use of snap fasteners and a parachute buckle attached by braided elastic for precise fitting around the neck, two clear viewing windows for viewing devices, a second opening for receiving a neck of an individual by use of snap fasteners to allow a child and an adult to share the same cape ensuring the cleanliness of both wearers, and a fold that is flush with the inner surface of the cape to open from a fastened position to fully expand to protect feet and footwear.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374101

Eyeliner stencil and eyeliner application method therefor

An eyeliner stencil includes a transparent first layer which includes first top and bottom surfaces, a first outer outline, and a first inner outline which defines one or more openings in the first layer. And a second layer which includes a transparent section, one more opaque sections, second top and bottom surfaces and second inner and outer outlines. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374100

Personal-care applicator

A personal-care applicator comprising at least one stem having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end including a handle, and a distal end opposite to the proximal end, and at least a first plurality of bristles ultrasonically welded to the stem and outwardly extending therefrom according to a first pre-determined pattern, wherein the elongated stem and the at least first plurality of bristles comprise ultrasonically compatible materials, and wherein the bristles are ultrasonically bonded to the stem through a direct ultrasonic bond between a surface of the stem and a lengthwise portion of each of the bristles.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374099

Flocked applicator

An applicator for applying a composition, such as makeup or a care product composition, e.g. Lip gloss, mascara, eye liner, hair color, wound care, pharmaceutical or the like, that have diverse application characteristics. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374098

Dispensing device comprising an aqueous composition in gel or thick cream form

The present invention relates to a dispensing device comprising: a) a container comprising a deformable wall, and b) a composition stored in the container, and comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium: i) at least one aqueous phase, and ii) optionally at least one oily phase, iii) at least one structuring agent; the said composition having a stiffness modulus g*>5000 pa, and c) a dispensing head closing off the container and comprising an application wall defining at least one product dispensing orifice which is a slit. The present invention also relates to a cosmetic process for treating and/or caring for human keratin materials, characterized in that it consists in applying to the surface of the keratin material a composition dispensed via the device as defined previously. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374097

Make-up case

The present disclosure relates to a make-up case. In particular, smart-phones, including the iphone® brand of device have become important pieces of personal hardware and require covers to protect and secure them. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374096

Mobile power pack with cosmetics-heating function

The present invention provides a mobile power pack with cosmetics-heating function. The housing has formed an accommodating space for accommodating cosmetics, and the power module is disposed in the housing. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374095

Powder-dispensing device for sanitary grooming

A grooming device that absorbs moisture or oil on a patron and applies a light layer of powder to the patron, thus enabling unwanted hair to be easily brushed off the patron. The device employs a powder-dispensing head made of mesh or woven material that permits powder to pass from the head through the holes in the mesh or weave. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374094

Wearable pedicure protection device

A pedicure protection system described and disclosed is comprised of an insert worn directly on the foot. The insert can be worn alone or with a shoe and allows walking mobility of the user. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374093

Finger-mounted filing device

A finger-mounted filing device can include an abrasive surface that can include a plurality of cutting edges in fixed relation. The abrasive surface can be used for grinding a work surface, such as a fingernail of an infant, child, or adult. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374092

Drawing apparatus and control method of drawing apparatus

A drawing apparatus to perform drawing on a drawing target surface which is a surface of a fingernail or toenail having a curved shape includes a drawing tool holder which holds a drawing tool in such a way that the drawing tool is movable toward and away from the drawing target surface; and a drawing tool pressing mechanism which presses the drawing tool with a pressing force toward the drawing target surface when the drawing tool performs drawing. The drawing tool pressing mechanism changes the pressing force in accordance with a change in height of a position to be touched by the drawing tool on the drawing target surface according to the curved shape due to a change in position where the drawing tool touches the drawing target surface, to reduce a change in pressure on the drawing target surface from the drawing tool.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374091

Depilatory strip with exfoliating backing

The present invention is concerned with hair removal from the human body and relates to improved depilatory wax strips and their application to hair removal by epilation. A depilatory strip is disclosed comprising an adhesive depilation paste, in particular a cold depilation wax formulation, deposited on one face of a backing sheet, in particular incorporating a non-woven fabric, characterised by the backing sheet having on its other face a coarse surface structure adapted to effect exfoliation of human skin and to remove dead skin cells to release ingrown hair prior to depilation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374090

Smoothing system for hair and method of using same

A method for smoothing and straightening human hair includes cleansing the hair, drying the hair a first time, applying a smoothing fluid to the hair, drying the hair a second time, applying a smoothing cream to the hair, ironing the hair, rinsing the hair, hydrating the hair, and maintaining the hair. The method also includes applying the smoothing fluid to the hair with a foaming applicator that is capable of converting the smoothing fluid to a smoothing foam.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374089

Luggage carrying device

A body removably attachable to belts for carrying a wheeled luggage includes an attachable element for attaching the body to a belt. The attachable element has an orifice and can include an elongated u-shaped member having a bottom, first and second side sections. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374088

Unit-expandable mobile communication device case

The present invention provides a unit-expandable communication device case that can achieve various functions. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the unit-expandable mobile communication device case includes a case, couplers, and a unit. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374087

Multi-layer protective case for handheld devices

The present invention generally relates to a protective case for a handheld device. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide for a multi-layer protective case that is formed as a single piece apparatus. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374086

Travel bag having variable storage chamber

The present invention relates to a travel bag having movable casters mounted on the underside thereof, one-step and two-step support rods and a movable handle insertedly mounted on the top thereof, comprising: an auxiliary housing disposed to a given height on the top portion of one side thereof in such a manner as to be slidingly coupled to slide surfaces 12 disposed at the inside thereof; and an auxiliary storage chamber formed at the inside of the auxiliary housing when the auxiliary housing is moved up along the slide surfaces.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374085

Flexible water-absorbing umbrella case

The present invention is directed to a flexible water-absorbing umbrella case comprising (a) an inner sleeve comprised of a first water-absorbing material; (b) an outer sleeve coextensive with the inner sleeve, the outer sleeve comprising an outer layer which comprises a water-resistant material and an inner layer which comprises a second water-absorbing material; and (c) closure means along a longitudinal length of the inner and outer sleeves for alternately enclosing an umbrella within the case and opening the case to allow easy withdrawal of the umbrella therefrom.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374084

Sunshade and method of preparing a canopy

A sunshade includes: a support frame; and a canopy connected to the support frame and including a light-transmissible fabric sheet of undyed yarns and an opaque enamel coating coated on at least one side of the fabric sheet. A method of preparing a canopy includes: providing a light-transmissible fabric sheet of undyed yarns; coating an enamel composition on at least one side of the light-transmissible fabric sheet to form an opaque enamel coating on the light-transmissible fabric sheet; and drying the opaque enamel coating.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374083

High capacity solar charging umbrella

A solar charging umbrella uses solar power to charge electronic devices. The umbrella is self-sustained, capable of charging electronic devices in locations away from electrical outlets. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374082

Cane base

A base for a cane, walking stick, or the like has a center portion and legs. The center portion has a bore through which a shaft of the cane can be inserted. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374081

Adjustible walking cane

An adjustable walking cane includes an inner tube, an outer tube, a connecting rod, a pushing unit and an extending unit. A spring compresses the connecting rod against the extending unit and the pushing unit, a resilient sleeve bears against the inner threaded segment on the outer tube, and then the length of the outer tube and inner tube can be fixed. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374080

Hiking & survival staff

A hiking staff having one or more hollow interiors shaped to support a user's body weight when hiking. Survival gear, such as first aid supplies, a tent, and/or provisions for defense or food gathering needs, can be stored within the hollow interiors of the hiking staff. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374079

Interactive bracelet for prayer or meditation

A bracelet with a number of buttons that can be placed in different positions and customizable with different actions to facilitate a prayer or a meditation is disclosed. The bracelet may communicate a signal with a mobile application on a portable communication device to share, track, and exchange information related to the prayer or the meditation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374078

C-shaped toggle clasp

A jewelry apparatus comprising a toggle ring and a clasp configured within the toggle ring, the clasp including a toggle bar that toggles with the toggle ring at a front side of the toggle ring, and a c-shaped member that interlocks with rear and bottom sides of the toggle ring.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374077

Article with slide fastener and method for producing article with slide fastener

There is provided an article with a slide fastener affixed thereto. Each of a pair of element members has a plurality of single elements made of a synthetic resin and fixedly integrated and connected to at least one flexible connecting string-shaped member at an equal interval. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374076

Magnetically operated locking slider for zipper

A zipper has a slider moveable in an opening direction to open the zipper and in a closing direction to close the zipper. The slider comprises a control member and a casing, the control member being moveable between a locking position in which movement of the slider in the opening direction is prevented and an unlocking position in which movement of the slider in the opening direction is allowed. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374075

Zip fastener

A zip fastener comprises two opposing and mutually engageable rows of zip teeth each being mounted upon a respective stringer tape; first and second sliders movably mounted upon the teeth, each slider being movable forward along the teeth to cause interdigitation of the teeth thereby to fasten the zip and backwards to cause extradigitation and unfastening of the zip, the sliders being mounted on the teeth in opposing directions such that motion of the sliders towards and away from each other results in the same action (e.g. Fastening or unfastening) on the zip teeth; a docking member, mounted upon the teeth and being movable along the teeth, the docking member being mounted between the two sliders; and each slider being engageable with the docking member thereby to fasten the zip.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374074

Systems and methods for a multi-material extruded zipper

A zipper includes a ball portion. The zipper portion further includes a socket portion. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374073

Automated identification and assembly of shoe parts

Manufacturing and assembly of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by automated placement and assembly of shoe parts. For example, a part-recognition system analyzes an image of a shoe part to identify the part and determine a location of the part. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374072

Article of footwear with forefoot secondary studs

An article of footwear that provides friction between the playing surface and the player's foot is disclosed. In some embodiments, the article footwear includes a sole may have a plurality of wedge-shaped studs in the forefoot region that extend beyond the perimeter of the sole. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374071

Article of footwear with a lateral offset heel stud

An article of footwear having a sole that provides friction between the playing surface and the player's foot. In some embodiments, the article footwear includes a sole having a plurality of elongated studs in the heel region in addition to a back lateral stud having a rounded or circular shape located in the back lateral area of the heel.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374070

Strobel lasted injected footwear

Port-injection footwear is provided. In one example, port-injection footwear is provided including a footwear-structure bag encompassing an injected filler material, such as foam. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374069

Strand-wound bladder

An article of footwear or another product may incorporate a pressure chamber that includes (a) a bladder at least partially formed from a polymer material that is sealed to enclose a pressurized fluid and (b) a strand wound around the bladder and secured to the bladder. In manufacturing the pressure chamber, a bladder with an elongate configuration may be formed. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374068

Cleated shoe having a molded sole with separate sections

A molded sole structure for a cleated athletic shoe has a number of hard outsole sections separately attached to a softer midsole. Each outsole section extends substantially across the width of the sole structure and includes at least one ground penetrating traction element on the lateral side of the sole structure and at least one ground penetrating traction element on the medial side of the sole structure. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374067

Article of footwear with interconnected tensile strands

An article of footwear includes an upper with a heel region that extends posteriorly about the heel, a medial side, and a lateral side. The article of footwear also includes a sole structure. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374066

Athletic shoe sole for personal transportation device

A shoe sole includes a plurality of zones having different hardness, the zones designed specifically for an extreme athlete to increase wear resistance of the shoe while optimizing flexibility, stability, and performance. The zones can be strategically located on locations of the sole corresponding to particular foot anatomy and expected levels of stress and wear.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374065

Easy access footwear

An article of footwear is described. The article of footwear includes: a main body; a heel portion coupled to the main body using an attachment feature adapted to allow the heel portion to move about an axis; and a fastener adapted to secure the heel portion in a closed position. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374064

Waterproof and vapor-permeable shoe and manufacturing method thereof

A method for manufacturing a waterproof and vapor-permeable shoe (1) (20) (30) (40) (50) comprising the steps of providing an upper (2) and a lining (3) comprising at least one functional layer (7) of vapor-permeable and waterproof material, providing an insole (5) comprising a functional support sheet (9) of vapor-permeable and waterproof material, coupling the peripheral edge of the functional layer (7) of the lining (3) to the peripheral edge of the functional sheet (9) of the insole (5) by way of a sealing waterproof adhesive (8) so as to shape a sock of vapor-permeable and waterproof material, couple the upper (2) to the outer surface of the lining (3) by way of a vapor-permeable adhesive; and couple a sole (4) to the upper (2) and/or to the lining (3) and/or to the insole (5).. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374063

Portable shoe cover apparatus

A portable shoe cover apparatus. The portable shoe cover apparatus includes a shoe cover portion and a shoe cover connection portion. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374062

Method for knitting shoe upper

A method for knitting a shoe upper (1) including an instep cover section (3) that covers a portion on an instep side of a wearer and a sole cover section (2) that covers a sole of the wearer is provided. The instep cover section (3) and the sole cover section (2) are three-dimensionally knitted in a seamless manner; and in the knitting process, at least one base section (10) configuring a part of the shoe upper (1) is knitted using a base knitting yarn containing a non-thermal adhesive yarn and a thermal adhesive yarn, and a reinforcement knitting yarn containing a thermal adhesive yarn is interwoven in the base section (10) to reinforce the base section (10). ...

12/31/15 / #20150374061

Auto-powered safety equipment

An apparatus for detecting when a user is using safety equipment and automatically activating or deactivating powered features of the safety equipment accordingly.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374060

Balaclava hood system

A disposable aspirated inflatable safety protection balaclava hood system and apparatus designed to protect the human head and neck from injury resulting from sports impacts with a crash sensor arrangement in which acceleration, angular, rotational, extension or flexion motion resulting from an impact force requires deployment of an apparatus protection device. The method embodies an inherent bladder airbag system that is deployed with resulting impact force on the sensor arrangement using an actuation mechanism and an inflation interconnected bladder system, or tube(s) resulting in release of the inert compressed inert gas in a cartridge actuation mechanism using a triggering mechanism, which is held in an interior pocket of the hood resulting in aspiration of the inflatable safety bladder protection hood.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374059

Hooded garment with impact protection

The invention relates to a hood (10) for a garment (1) comprising a plurality of resiliently deformable members (30) arranged to lie substantially around the cranium of a wearer's head (20) when the hood (10) is raised in use. The resiliently deformable members (30) are concealed from view in use.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374058

Mask with integral handle

Described herein are masks for entertainment purposes. The masks are characterized by the absence of means to secure the mask in its intended position. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374057

Fire starting device and method of making the same

A fire starting device comprised of a hand covering impregnated with a solid fuel and optionally other consumption safe additives. Unlike other fire starting devices, this fire starting glove can be safely worn by the user while preparing a fire starting site such as a charcoal grill or wood burning stove to protect the wearer's hands from dirt, grease, grime and minor injuries such as cuts or scrapes. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374056

Article of apparel for holding and operating electronic devices

An article of apparel comprising: a pocket, the pocket comprising an opening to permit insertion and removal of an electronic device, the pocket further comprising at least one raised portion, wherein when the electronic device is located in the pocket, at least one operational control button of the electronic device is positioned adjacent the at least one raised portion.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374055

Garment having detachable ornament

A garment having a detachable ornament includes a rectangular base; an ornament detachably attached to the rectangular base; and an attachment means to attach the rectangular base to the garment. Another garment having a detachable ornament includes a wire which is plastically deformable; a fabric which receives the wire along an outer edge of the fabric; and an attachment means to attach the fabric to the garment. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374054

Neckline gusset for an apparel item

A neckline gusset for securing an exterior shell layer of an apparel item to an inner liner layer of the apparel item at a neckline region of the apparel item is provided. The neckline gusset comprises an outer edge corresponding in shape to the neckline of the exterior shell layer, an inner edge corresponding in shape to the neckline of the inner liner layer, a first center-front gusset edge connecting the outer edge to the inner edge at a first end of the neckline gusset, and a second center-front gusset edge connecting the outer edge to the inner edge at a second end of the neckline gusset. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374053

Handwear incorporating low-friction thenar segment

Handwear articles, such as gloves, mittens and other multi-digit embodiments of handwear, are provided. Articles of the invention are especially suited for such tasks as window cleaning, and comprise one or more low-friction areas suitable for slidably using a shafted tool therewith. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374052

Glove having durable ultra-thin polymeric coating

A thin, abrasion resistant supported glove, including a knitted liner and a polymeric layer disposed on and within individual strands of yarns of the knitted liner, are disclosed. Methods for manufacturing the thin, abrasion resistant supported glove are also disclosed.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374051

Process for making custom configured electrical lineman's gloves

A process for producing an electrical rated glove configured to fit the hand of an individual, comprising the steps of making a three dimensional image of the individual's hand; using an appropriately programmed computer to create a three-dimensional model from the image; using the three-dimensional model to create, through the three dimensional printer, a 3-dimensional glove former corresponding to the 3-dimensional image of the wearer's hand; dipping the glover former in a rubber to form a rubber glove on the former corresponding to the shape to the glove former, thus corresponding to the wearer's hand. In another aspect, the process comprises making a three dimensional image of and individual's hand; constructing a mold based upon the three dimensional image of the hand; molding a glove former in the mold; and forming a rubber glove on the glove former.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374050

Freedom of movement jacket/coat

The present invention relates to a jacket/coat designed to provide an enhanced range of motion. This is accomplished by having a layered construction comprising different fabric/textile materials where the enhanced range of motion is desired. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374049

Full body coat

The invention is directed to a full body coat, covering the body down to the wrists and ankles, but easily separable into a hooded jacket and a pair of pants. The jacket and pants are joined at the waist by a removable zipper, with the lower edge of the jacket overlapping the zipper to prevent heat loss. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374048

Medical garment

A garment used for medical purposes is disclosed. The garment may include one or more slits or openings strategically positioned along the sides of the garment, and may include attachment means, such as snaps, buttons, hook and loop fasteners, or any other suitable means. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374047

Foot loop

The disclosed technology relates to the ornamental and utilitarian features of a device configured to protect the metatarsal-phalanges joints (mpj) zone of the user's foot when wearing shoes such as dress shoes. The device defines a loop placed around the mpj zone wherein such loop can be neutral or natural in color to minimize its impact on the style of the shoe or flashy or have its own design that can add “strappiness” or “laciness” or contrasting color. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374046

Upper body mounted cooling device

The upper body mounted cooling device is ideal, for anyone who suffers from hot flashes, due to menopause, it can be use for any indoors or outdoor, sporting event like football, soccer or baseball or just for someone who like to keep cool, the device can be attach to any part of the user's clothes.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374045

Personal cooling and heating system

Embodiments of the invention provide a cooling garment including a garment material configured to be worn on a user's upper body. The garment material includes an outer surface with gel-filled chambers, an inner surface, and a hole therethrough. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374044

Garment having detachable backpack

A garment having a detachable backpack includes a first strap and a second strap; a first pouch and a second pouch wherein one end of the first strap is attached to the first pouch and one end of the second strap is attached to the second pouch; and a first backpack wherein the first backpack is constructed to be detachably attachable to the first and second pouches. The first and second pouches are constructed to be detachably attached a back of the garment. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374043

Ergonomic weight-distributing vest

An ergonomic weight distributing vest that includes a non-stretch mesh fabric that enables multiple anatomical contact points of said fabric across the torso of a wearer, each of said contact points conforming the vest to the contours of the torso of the wearer, wherein the weight of extant articles suspended from the vest and attached thereto, is distributed evenly throughout the mesh fabric over said multiple anatomical contact points across the contours of a wearer's torso, whereby said weight is more evenly distributed across a wearer's body and load bearing is thereby ergonomically configured to lessen local stresses resultant from carrying said articles at specific positions upon the body over extended periods of time.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374042

Upper and lower torso garments having an improved band

A torso garment, such as a brassiere or brief, includes a body formed of inner and outer layers, the body including at least one torso band extending from a portion of the body, where the inner and outer layers overlap along a fold line of the torso garment. The torso garment includes an elastomeric band positioned between the inner and outer layers proximate the fold line.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374041

Burning type heat source and flavor inhaler

A burning type heat source (50) includes: a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1); and a lateral hollow (52) extending along a second direction (d2) crossing the first direction (d1), the lateral hollow (52) communicating with the longitudinal hollow (51). The ignition end (50ae) is provided at the ignition end (50ae) side in the first direction relative to a burning position at an end of a second inhalation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374040

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a control chip, the control chip includes: a driving module configured to output a current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; an open-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out an open-circuit enable signal when a sampled current is less than a internal reference current; a short-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out a short-circuit enable signal when the sampled current is greater than the internal reference current; and a control module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to receive the open-circuit enable signal and the short-circuit enable signal, and send a shutdown signal to the driving module.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374039

Electronic cigarettes having squeezable e-liquid tank

The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes: a first tubular body forming a vaporizer chamber, a removable mouth piece disposed on the first tubular body, a vaporizer assembly disposed inside of vaporizer chamber, having a positive terminal with an e-liquid conduit hole, a negative terminal, 2 sets of e-liquid media, and 2 heating wires wound around e-liquid media, a squeezable e-liquid tank adapted for storing e-liquid with an e-liquid conduit to provide e-liquid to e-liquid media in vaporizer chamber, a second tubular body forming a squeezable e-liquid tank container; and a connecting and sealing assembly for connecting first tubular body and second tubular body. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374038

Package

A package houses a heat source having a columnar shape extending along a predetermined direction and houses a tubular member having a tubular shape. The package includes a bottom surface and a heat source holder holding the heat source so that the predetermined direction is directed toward a direction crossing the bottom surface.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374037

Burning type heat source, flavor inhaler, and manufacturing method of burning type heat source

A burning type heat source (50) has a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1). The longitudinal hollow (51) includes: a first hollow (51a) having a first cross section area; and a second hollow (51b) having a second cross section area smaller than the first cross section area. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374036

Non-burning type flavor inhaler

The non-combustion-type flavor inhaler (100) is provided with a heat source (50) and a holding member (30) for detachably holding the heat source (50). The heat source (50) comprises a latent heat storage material containing a sugar alcohol of four or more carbons.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374035

Method, composition and apparatus for functionalization of aerosols from non combustible smoking articles

An apparatus and method for delivering an aerosol-forming composition and a separate functional composition for generating a functionalized aerosol vapor which emulates the organoleptic characteristics and properties of mainstream smoke experienced by smoking traditional tobacco-based smoking articles. The apparatus comprises an aerosol-forming liquid which is adapted to deliver aerosol-forming liquid to a heating device and a downstream chamber or zone containing an functional composition comprising one or more organoleptic components such as a taste, fragrance and/or nicotine delivery components. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374034

Nicotine dosage regimen

The invention relates to dosage regimens for an inhalable formulation comprising nicotine, and to devices for delivering said dosage regimens.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374033

Easy-opening reclose systems for cigarette packaging

The present invention discloses a reclosable pack (1) of smoking articles, said pack comprising a sealed enclosure having a front wall, a back wall, two side walls (7), a top-end wall (8) and a bottom-end wall (6), said enclosure comprising a flexible packaging laminate around a bundle of smoking articles (2), the laminate comprising a built-in easy-opening access, said laminate comprising a permanently tacky adhesive layer (3) sandwiched between an inner layer structure (9) and an outer layer structure (12) comprising an outer score line (13) formed through the thickness of the outer layer structure (12) and an inner score line (14) formed through the thickness of the inner layer structure (9), both delimiting separable opening portions, in which a region of the outer opening portion between the outer and inner score lines (13, 14) is attached to an underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) via a permanently tacky adhesive (3), the outer opening portion being peelable from the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) to build an opening flap (4), and the outer opening portion being re-attachable to the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) via said permanently tacky adhesive (3) for reclosing, in use, the opening access, wherein said opening access is exclusively located at the top-end wall (8) of the sealed enclosure.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374032

Smoking device for organic material

A plurality of threaded tubes having an internal surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, the plurality of threaded tubes including internal threads on the internal surface proximate the first end, and second internal threads proximate the second end. A plurality of threaded connecting rings having an external surface is included, the plurality of threaded connecting rings having threads around the exterior surface that threadably mate with the corresponding internal threads on two of the plurality of threaded tubes. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374031

Segmented cigarette filter for selective smoke filtration

A method of making a filter element configured for use in a smoking article comprises selecting at least one finish composition configured to selectively filter at least one target component of mainstream aerosol, and applying the finish composition to a fibrous material.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374030

Biodegradable cigarette filter tow and method of manufacture

A biodegradable cigarette filter tow includes a mixture of at least two or more natural materials selected from the group consisting of hemp fiber, flax fiber, abaca fiber or pulp, sisal fiber or pulp, wood pulp, and cotton fiber or cotton flock. The mixture may also include regenerated cellulose fibers. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374029

Apparatus for inserting objects into a filter component of a smoking article and associated method

Apparatuses are provided for manufacturing a rod member for a cigarette filter element. Each rod member defines a longitudinal axis and includes a generally longitudinally-extending filter material and a plurality of objects disposed therein along the longitudinal axis. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374028

Evaluating porosity distribution within a porous rod

A method is provided for evaluating porosity distribution within a porous article such as a crimped filter, a tobacco plug, or a cigarette, including obtaining a digital image of a transverse area of the article and determining a pore area fraction for each of a plurality of identically dimensioned sub-areas of the transverse area of the article. This provides a plurality of pore area fractions. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374027

Dt vapor wash

An agricultural product treatment system. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a truncated conical section which has a small diameter at one end in fluid communication with a conduit array conveying particulate matter from the dt. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374026

Easy-to-open roasted or boiled aromatic coconut and the method for producing the same

An easy-to-open aromatic coconut is provided that includes, but is not limited to a coconut from which the husk was removed until a clean shelled coconut is obtained and groove line on the shell of the coconut. The groove line is at least one converged groove line located at the bottom of the shell of the coconut and the groove line is made by laser engraving using a laser engraver. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374025

Juicer system and cartridges

Embodiments related to juicing methods and apparatuses for extracting juice from food matter using juicer cartridges are described. In one embodiment, a juicer cartridge may include one or more separate internal compartments. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374024

Microbial reduction in nutritional product using an extrusion process

A method of reducing a pathogenic microorganism population in a powdered nutritional food composition is described herein. The powdered nutritional food composition includes a fat, a protein, and a carbohydrate. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374023

Apparatus for cooking an egg using microwave radiation

The invention relates to an apparatus for boiling an egg, comprising a device for providing microwave radiation in a confined space, comprising a holder with at least one cavity adapted to the shape of an egg with an eggshell, said cavity provided with a first layer surrounding the eggshell, said first layer:—is in heat exchanging contact with the shell of the egg;—has a dielectric constant with an imaginary part, ε″, between 20-500 at a temperature between 0° c.-100° c. And at a microwave frequency of 2.45 ghz, and -having a layer thickness d of 1-6 millimetre and varying less than 30% over the egg, or said holder for holding at least one egg assembly adapted for cooking an egg using microwave radiation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374022

Food composition and its use against dehydration

The invention concerns a synthetic composition for rehydrating a child who is in state of dehydration, wherein the composition is administered as a liquid in a dose of 0.10 to 0.55 gram of proteins, and in a volume of 15 to 50 ml of composition, per kilogram of body mass of the child, said dose being administered as at least one serving given over a period of 0 min duration to about 60 min duration. The invention also relates to a non-therapeutic method of rehydrating a child who is in state of dehydration, said method comprising the use of a synthetic composition administered as a liquid in a dose of 0.10 to 0.55 gram of proteins, and in a volume of 5 to 50 ml of composition, per kilogram of body mass of the child, said dose being administered as at least one serving given over a period of 0 min duration to about 60 min duration. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374021

Reduced sodium food products

Naturally-derived compounds having various structures elicit the perception of salty taste or enhance the perception of salty taste of a salt. Food products may include such salty compounds, which may be used to reduce the sodium content, while parting a similar level of saltiness.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374020

Sweet flavor modifier

The present invention includes compounds having structural formula (i), or salts or solvates thereof. These compounds are useful as sweet flavor modifiers. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374019

Formulation containing a polyphenol-containing composition and isomaltulose

The present invention relates to formulations containing isomaltulose and a polyphenol-containing composition, uses of same and the use of isomaltulose for masking unwanted taste components, in particular bitter substances, in formulations, in particular in formulations containing tea extracts.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374018

Shelf stable spray dried particles

A process for the preparation of shelf stable dry particles that include flavours or fragrances, in which an emulsion of the flavour or fragrance, an emulsifier of a natural extract containing saponins, water and a carbohydrate carrier system is spray-dried. Also provided are shelf stable dry particles and products containing them.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374017

Spray-dried compositions capable of retaining volatile compounds and methods of producing the same

The present invention relates to spray-dried compositions capable of retaining volatile compounds and methods relating to the same. The present invention also relates to the powders produced by such methods.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374016

Method and packaging whole kernels

A method for the packaging of popcorn kernels for popping in microwave ovens, in which the method comprises a stage of the dispensing popcorn kernels, a distribution agent, and a flavouring agent into a microwaveble package through an arrangement of independent discharge openings, adapted to supply and dose, respectively, the popcorn kernels, distribution agent, and flavouring agent.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374015

Process for modifying starches

The present invention discloses a process for modifying starches comprising subjecting a non-pregelatinised starch and/or flour to a superheated steam treatment, wherein said superheated steam treatment is carried out in a reaction chamber of a reactor, said reaction chamber having at least one inlet and at least one outlet, and wherein the temperature of the superheated steam at the inlet of the reaction chamber is in the range of 150 to 650° c., preferably 250 to 550° c., more preferably 350 to 450° c., and wherein the temperature of the superheated steam at the outlet of the reaction chamber is in the range of 105 to 155° c., preferably 115 to 140° c., more preferably 115 to 125° c. The invention further refers to the starches obtained and baby foods, infant foods, sauces, soups, puddings, dressings, bakery creams, gravies and beverages comprising said starches. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374014

Aerated pet treat

The present invention provides for an aerated pet treat and a method for weight loss or weight control in pets. The aerated pet treat is preferably low in calories and fat, thus a low calorie pet treat and a low fat treat are also provided. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374013

Horse supplement

The present invention relates to compositions and their uses, specifically provides supplements for equines, in particular horses and ponies. Such a composition is ideal for horses and ponies where encouraging a more energetic performance is required.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374012

High-protein food products made using high-protein microalgae

Methods of making high-protein food products and low-ph food products produced by such methods are disclosed.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374011

Non-contact printed comestible products and apparatus and method for producing same

The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for non-contact printing on comestible products. The apparatus includes an extruder for extruding a slab of an edible substrate and a non-contact printing device for printing an edible ink on the slab. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374010

Drink stir, straw, lollipop stick with figurine and method of making the same

The embodiments herein provide an edible article housing a figurine comprising a figurine head, a figurine base and an edible layer. The figurine head is moulded in a predetermined shape. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374009

Stabilization of natural blue anthocyanin-containing colorants and products made

The present invention is directed to a hard panned coating comprising a natural blue anthocyanin-containing colorant, a hard panned confection coated with the same, and a method of hard pan coating an edible product center with the coating such that the color provided by the natural blue anthocyanin-containing colorant to the coating is stabilized.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374008

Confectionery product

A confectionery product consisting of a molded glazed shell containing natural honey, grinded dried apricots, dried prune, walnut and dried cranberry. The components of the homogeneous mass of the product are taken in the following ratio, percentage by weight: 24.0-26.0; the dried apricots—24.0 to 26.0; the dried cranberry—12.0 to 14.0; the honey being the rest to 100%.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374007

Anaerobic fermentation of seeds of fruit

The present invention provides methods for processing seeds of fruit, such as cocoa beans.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374006

Coffee scenting

The invention relates to a device and method for transferring an aroma from a aroma providing substance to a an aroma-adsorbing substance by a gas flow and without the aroma-providing substance and the aroma-adsorbing substance getting in direct contact.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374005

Method to convert insects or worms into nutrient streams and compositions obtained thereby

A method to convert insects or worms into nutrient streams, such as a fat-containing, an aqueous protein-containing and a solid-containing fraction, includes (a) squashing insects or worms thereby obtaining a pulp, wherein the insects or worms are reduced in size, (b) heating the pulp to a temperature of 70-100° c., and (c) subjecting the heated pulp to a physical separation step, preferably decanting and/or centrifuging. The method does not comprise enzymatic treatment of the pulp. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374004

High-protein dairy product and process for making

A dairy-based yogurt product having a protein level above 15%, sometimes more than 25%, with a smooth and rich texture and no grittiness. The yogurt product includes a particular selection of dairy proteins and other ingredients to raise the gelation temperature of the dairy proteins and avoid causing gelation or precipitation during pasteurization. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374003

Processing of food products with volumetric heating

A method for continuous processing food product is provided. The method includes providing a food product and a solution. ...

12/31/15 / #20150374002

Sausage production machine comprising a device for the coagulation of the sausage casing and production line comprising said machine

This invention relates to a machine comprising a supply of gelling agent (45), a supply of acidic buffer solution (47), a third supply of food inlet (51) connected to a source of food (53), a mixer (27) connected to the gelling agent and acidic buffer solution supplies, for delivering a mixture of gelling agent and acidic buffer solution, and a co-extruder (31) fed with food (51) and with said mixture, for extruding the food at the centre and the mixture at the periphery, so as to obtain the expected food product at the outlet.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374001

Baked confectionery

Baked confectionery containing insoluble dietary fiber in an amount of from 5.0 to 20.0 mass % and starch in an amount of from 20 to 45 mass %, wherein a content of gliadin in the baked confectionery is 1.1 mass % or less, and the insoluble dietary fiber contains insoluble dietary fiber derived from bran of wheat variety.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150374000

Baked confectionery

Wherein the insoluble dietary fiber includes wheat-bran-derived insoluble dietary fiber.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373999

Combination of an alpha-amylase and a g4-forming amylase

The invention also relates to methods of using the enzyme composition and the pre-mix in industrial processes, for example in food industry, such as the baking industry. The invention further relates to use of the enzyme composition or the pre-mix to reduce hardness after storage of a baked and/or to reduce loss of resilience over storage of a baked product.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373998

Serpentine baking pan and method of using the same

The present invention is a baking pan having a bottom connected to four side walls. One side wall is a semicircular side having a perimeter measuring about 180°. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373997

Baking device

A baking device for producing baked goods, in particular for producing filled baked goods, includes baking presses that can be swung open and closed, can be moved from a feeding device through the baking chamber of the oven and to a goods removal device on a continuously moving continuous conveyor that circulates in the longitudinal direction of the oven. The baking presses have a lower baking mold and an upper baking mold, each movable between open and closed positions about a baking-press axis. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373996

Insect repelling methods and compositions

Compositions and methods for repelling biting midges, sand flies, and mosquitoes comprising applying to human skin compositions comprising neem oil, coconut oil and at least one other oil. This composition is non-toxic to mammals, marine vertebrates or invertebrates and other forms of aquatic life.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373995

Kp6 antifungal protein-induced fungal resistance in food crops

Provided are transgenic plants expressing kp6 antifungal protein and/or kp6 α and β polypeptides, exhibiting high levels of fungal resistance. Such transgenic plants contain a recombinant dna construct comprising a heterologous signal peptide sequence operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence encoding these molecules. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373994

Compositions and methods for treating pests

Disclosed herein are pest controlling compositions comprising entomopathogenic fungi which are horizontally transmissible across pest populations and control target pests at various life stages. Further disclosed are methods of using such compositions for controlling pests, including, bed bugs and other invasive parasitic pests.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373993

Endophytes, associated compositions, and methods of use thereof

Materials and methods for improving plant traits and for providing plant benefits are provided. In some embodiments, the materials, and methods employing the same, can comprise endophytes.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373992

Plant-endophyte combinations and uses therefor

The disclosure provides materials and methods for conferring improved plant traits or benefits on plants. The materials can include a formulation comprising an exogenous endophytic bacterial population, which can be disposed on an exterior surface of a seed or seedling, typically in an amount effective to colonize the plant. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373991

Genetically modified seed combined with spore forming bacterium and optional insect control agents and methods for treating plants

Products are provided that improve overall plant vigor and yield by combining agriculturally effective amounts of at least one spore-forming bacterium and at least one optional insect control agent to a genetically modified plant, plant part, or seed. This product is particularly effective in the presence of plant parasitic nematode and fungal species. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373990

Novel bacteria and uses thereof

The present invention relates to a novel bacterium yersinia entomophaga mh96 as deposited at dsmz on 4 may 2006 and designated accession no. Dsm 18238. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373989

Antimicrobial articles of manufacture

Compositions having antimicrobial activity contain surface functionalized particles comprising an inorganic copper salt which has low water solubility. These types of inorganic salts may also be introduced in porous particles to yield antimicrobial compositions. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373988

Method of fabricating antimicrobial complex surface

A method of fabricating an antimicrobial metal complex surface, and the method includes providing an article, and the article has a first metal complex surface treated by anodization. The first metal complex surface is formed with a first pore. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373987

Heteropolyoxometalates

The present invention relates to the use of heteropolyoxometalates for disinfecting purposes and in antimicrobial surfaces, paints or coatings and intermediates for their preparation.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373986

Process and composition for killing spores

This invention relates to an aqueous composition and a process for killing spores. The process may comprise contacting the spores with the aqueous composition for a sufficient period of time to effect a desired reduction (e.g., at least a 4 log reduction) in the number of spores capable of returning to vegetative growth. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373985

Electrolytic system and method for generating biocides having an electron deficient carrier fluid and chlorine dioxide

A biocide, including from about 10 parts per million to about 1,000 parts per million of chlorine dioxide; hypochlorite; chlorite salt; and a buffer; wherein the biocide has a ph of from about 4 to about 10 and an oxidation/reduction potential of from about +700 to about +1,200 millivolts.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373984

Antimicrobial solution and methods of making and using the same

A chitosan solution is formed from chitin, which is a homopolymer of beta (1-4)- linked n-acetyl-d-glucosamine. Rinsed, dried and ground chitin undergoes a process of deacetylation to convert some n-acetyl glucosamine to glucosamine, a primary component of chitosan. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373983

Methods to reduce cold damage in cereals

The present invention is directed to methods for improving cold temperature damage recovery of a cereal grain comprising applying an effective amount of at least one gibberellin to the cereal grain during early vegetative growth stage. The present invention is also directed to methods for improving yield of a cereal grain comprising applying an effective amount of at least one gibberellin to a cereal grain suffering from cold temperature damage during the early vegetative growth stage.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373982

Method of controlling pests with fused heterocyclic compound

(g1 and g2 represent a nitrogen atom or the like, a1 and a2 represent a nitrogen atom or the like, a3 represents —nr8— or the like, a4 and a5 represent a nitrogen atom or the like, r1 represents a c1-c6 chain hydrocarbon group or the like optionally having one or more atoms or groups selected from a group x, r2 and r3 are the same or different and represent a c1-c6 chain hydrocarbon group or the like optionally having one or more atoms or groups selected from the group x, r8 represents a c1-c6 chain hydrocarbon group or the like optionally having one or more atoms or groups selected from a group w, and n represents 0, 1 or 2), or n-oxides thereof are described. The disclosed compounds are very effective for pest control.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373981

Total foliar product for agriculture / horticulture / tissue culture and hydroponic cultivation

A foliar product for use in agriculture and horticulture comprising heterocyclic nitrogen source, chelating agent and metal salts. The heterocyclic nitrogen source is hexamine. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373980

Fungicidal pyrimidine compounds

The present invention relates to fungicidal pyrimidine compounds, to their use and to methods for combating phytopathogenic fungi. The present invention also relates to seeds treated with at least one such compound. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373979

Agrochemical composition, method for its preparation and use thereof

A composition having an active compound contained within a microcapsule, the microcapsule having a wall comprising a polyurea formed by a polyisocyanate and a cross linking agent, the cross linking agent being the product of the reaction of a hydroxide salt with the copolymerization product of styrene and maleic anhydride. The active compound may be an agrochemical, in particular a herbicide or an insecticide. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373978

Novel heterocyclic compounds as pesticides

The present application relates to novel heterocyclic compounds, to processes for preparation thereof and to the use thereof for controlling animal pests, which also include arthropods and especially insects.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373977

Method of controlling resistant harmful plants

A method for controlling harmful plants resistant to active compounds from the group of the inhibitors of acetolactate synthase, acetyl coenzyme a carboxylase, photosynthesis at photosystem ii, microtubuli arrangement, cell division or 5-enolpyrovylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase, in particular acetolactate synthase, is described.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373976

Active compounds combinations comprising prothioconazole and fluxapyroxad

The present invention relates to active compound combinations, in particular within a fungicide composition, which comprises (a) prothioconazole and (b) fluxapyroxad and optionally (c) a further fungicidally active compound. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for curatively or preventively controlling the phytopathogenic fungi of plants or crops (e.g. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373975

Use of prothioconazole to induce host defence responses

The present invention relates to the novel use of prothioconazole for inducing host defence responses in a plant. In particular, the present invention relates the use of prothioconazole for inducing systemic acquired resistance (sar) in a plant.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373974

Processes for the preparation of pesticidal compounds

The present application provides processes for making pesticidal compounds and compounds useful both as pesticides and in the making of pesticidal compounds.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373973

Compositions comprising gougerotin and a biological control agent

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) isolated gougerotin b) at least one biological control agent selected from specific microorganisms and/or a mutant of it having all identifying characteristics of the respective strain, and/or at least one metabolite produced by the respective strain that exhibits activity against insects, mites, nematodes and/or phytopathogens in a synergistically effective amount. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373972

Herbicidal compositions comprising 4-amino-3-chloro-5-fluoro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl) pyridine-2-carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof and fungicides

Provided herein are synergistic herbicidal compositions containing (a) a compound of formula (i): or an agriculturally acceptable salt or carbendazim, difenoconazole, flutolanil, hexaconazole, iprobenfos, isoprothiolane, isotianil, kasugamycin, mancozeb, myclobutanil, phthalide, probenazole, propiconazole, pyroquilon, tebuconazole, thifluzamide, tricyclazole, trifloxystrobin, validamycin, or a compound of formula (ii) the compositions and methods provided herein control undesirable vegetation, e.g., in direct-seeded, water-seeded and transplanted rice, cereals, wheat, barley, oats, rye, sorghum, corn/maize, sugarcane, sunflower, oilseed rape, canola, sugar beet, soybean, cotton, pineapple, pastures, grasslands, rangelands, fallowland, turf, tree and vine orchards, plantation crops, vegetables, industrial vegetation management (ivm) and rights-of-way (row).. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373970

Antimicrobial compositions, wipes, and methods

Antimicrobial compositions including an antimicrobial lipid, such as a fatty acid ester, fatty ether, or alkoxide derivative thereof, an enhancer, a surfactant, water, and an optional hydrophilic co-solvent. Such compositions provide effective topical antimicrobial activity and are accordingly useful in cleaning surfaces.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373969

Method for enhancing efficacy of agrichemical, and agrichemical-containing composition

An agrichemical-containing composition that exhibits excellent agrichemical efficacy is provided. The agrichemical-containing composition comprises hydroxypropyl cellulose, an agrichemical, an organic solvent having a saturated vapor pressure of 50 mmhg or higher at 25° c., and water. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373968

Small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors and methods of use thereof

Ice recrystallization inhibitor (iri) compounds and methods for cryopreserving umbilical cord blood are provided. The compounds are unsubstituted, mono-substituted, or di-substituted aryl-adlonamides. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373967

Methods and systems for assessing the suitability of an organ for transplant

Methods of determining the health of an organ, such as a transplant organ, by measuring the ex-situ oxygen consumption rate of the organ. Systems for preserving and transporting organs while monitoring viability by measuring oxygen consumption rates.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373966

Post mounted dispensing device

A unit for dispensing repellant having a heating element powered by hydrocarbon combustion. A tank connection assembly within the unit attaches a fuel cartridge and a valve activator controls fuel flowing from the cartridge. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373965

Pest entrapment device and method

The invention is directed at to a pest entrapment device for attracting and trapping flying pests around the head of a person. The apparatus includes an attachable device having at least one member, which member contains at least one cavity to hold a pest attractant. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373964

Horseshoe and copper-zinc alloy for a horseshoe

A copper-zinc alloy that is particularly suitable as a material for a horseshoe includes at least the following components, in percent by weight: 59-73% of copper, 2.7-8.5% of manganese, 1.5-6.3% of aluminum, 0.2-4% of silicon, 0.2-3% of iron, 0-2% of lead, 0-2% of nickel, 0-0.4% of tin, balance zinc and unavoidable impurities.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373963

Rotating tackle box

A tackle box comprising a body and lid configured such that when the body and lid are closed, the combination forms a cavity sized and shaped for housing one or more rollers or spindles. The rollers have one or more compartments for storing fishing equipment, and a user can manipulate user controls to rotate the spindles and thereby cause different compartments to become accessible to the user when the tackle box is open.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373962

Leader spin rig

A leader rig for use in fishing includes a leader line having a distal end and a proximate end with a central line portion located there between. One or more spoons or spinners can be attached to the central line portion. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373961

Fishing spinning reel

Provided is a fishing spinning reel in which biting or entanglement of a fishing line in components disposed inside a rotor can be prevented and with which a fine fishing operability can be provided. A fishing spinning reel includes a reel body 1, a rotor 3 rotated in accordance with a rotational operation of a handle 5 provided on the reel body 1, a spool 4 around which a fishing line is wound through a line guide 35 provided on an arm portion 32 of the rotor 3, a cylindrical protection cover 20 disposed on a front portion of the reel body 1 inside the rotor 3 to house components disposed inside the rotor 3, and a fishing line stopper protruding out from an outer periphery of the protection cover 20 in a radial direction.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373960

Fishing rod for enhancing casting power

A fishing rod to enhance casting power is provided. The fishing rod includes a handle and a rod engaged with the handle, in which a back end of the rod is inserted into the handle, defining a space between an outer circumference of the back end of the rod and an inner circumference of the handle, and a bearing formed on the outer circumference of the back end of the rod, supported in contact with the inner circumference of the handle. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373959

Hovering fishing lure assembly

The present invention is a fishing hook delivery device for attaching a fishing lure and allowing it to hover above the water such as a dragonfly or other insect would hover over a body of water. A flotation body with a steel or carbon fiber wire attached flexible enough for the wire to sway but not dip into the water from the weight of the lure.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373958

Fishing lure with flow-through cavity portions

A fishing lure including a head portion and a plurality of flow-through appendage cavity portions which are removably secured to the head portion, each cavity portion including an open front end, a closed tail end, and a substantially rigid sidewall between the front and tail ends, the sidewall having a plurality of sidewall openings disposed to permit flow-through of fluid while preventing pass-through of solids dimensioned greater than the widest sidewall opening.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373957

Bubbling fishing lure

A bubbling fishing lure is a device that produces bubbles upon coming into contact with water, attracting nearby fish. The device features a vessel that holds a replaceable at least one effervescent pill that produces bubbles upon coming into contact with water. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373956

Methods, compositions and systems for production of recombinant spider silk polypeptides

Disclosed are methods, compositions, and systems for transforming silkworms to produce spider silk and analogs of spider silk. In certain embodiments, the method may include inserting a dna sequence coding for at least a portion of a spider silk fibroin polypeptide, or an analog of a spider silk fibroin polypeptide, positioned between at least a portion of the 5′ and 3′ ends of a silkworm fibroin gene to generate a fusion gene construct having a sequence that encodes for a polypeptide comprising both spider silk fibroin and silkworm silk fibroin sequences. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373955

Aquarium filter

A media reactor aquarium filter incorporates a simple design and allows simple media replacement. The filter includes co-axial inner and outer tubes. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373954

Water treatment equipment for recirculating aquaculture

Water treatment equipment for recirculating aquaculture contains: at least one aquaculture tank, an aeration unit, at least one water circulating tank, a plurality of membrane filtering units and a water returning unit. Each aquaculture tank includes plural connecting plate units and a flowing cup; the aeration unit includes a plurality of air supply pipes. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373953

Portable basket colony for growing and transport and method of use

A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from doc through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373952

Portable basket colony for growing and transport and method of use

A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from doc through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373951

Data-acquiring and reporting animal collar

Methods, systems, and devices for acquiring data from and communicating with a wearable device (e.g., a collar) affixed to animal are described. A wearable device affixed to a dog, for example, may acquire data and transmit the data to mobile devices or servers using one or several wireless technologies. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373950

Pet chew product with interior treat

A pet chew product includes an edible casing having a hollow cavity with an edible treat disposed therein. The casing has an opening that militates against a removal of the edible treat from the cavity until the opening or the casing is opened further by a pet. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373949

Leash training device and a method of using the same to train a domesticated animal

A leash training device embodying a non-invasive and non-threatening method of using the same to train a dog is provided. The leash training device may include a liquid sprayer having a housing forming a handle portion and a leash assembly. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373948

Motion control weighted canine fitness garment

A pet vest adapted to safely secure weights to a pet to improve the health benefits of exercise and a method for using same.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373947

Pesticidal control device with high load of active ingredient

The present invention relates to a pesticidal control device that includes at least one pesticidal active ingredient, cellulose fibers, and a polymer or polymer matrix. The combination of the cellulose fibers with the polymer allows for a higher loading of liquid pesticidal active ingredients within the pesticidal control device, maintains the active ingredient within the control device during transportation, storage and handling, and provides higher efficacy or control of pests during treatment. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373946

Animal bathing system

An animal bathing system is provided which mixes an injectant from a fluid container with water for bating an animal, where the injectant can be a shampoo conditioner, de-flea agent, or other similar type. The animal bathing system can include a support structure having a plurality of fluid containers each including an injectant and a fluid control system, wherein the plurality of fluid containers are in fluid communication with the fluid control system. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373945

Smart animal feeder

One possible system may include a detector, a food scale, a water scale, a facial camera, and a processor. The detector may recognize a presence or absence the animal. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373944

Pet shelter

A stackable, nestable pet shelter includes first, second and third housings. Each housing has a top of a predetermined shape and sidewalls that extend downwardly, and taper somewhat outwardly, toward an open bottom. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373943

Milking box with robotic attacher comprising an arm that pivots, rotates, and grips

An apparatus comprises a milking box having a stall to accommodate a dairy livestock and a robotic attacher. The robotic attacher comprises a main arm that is suspended vertically from a rail of the milking box, and a supplemental arm that is coupled to and extends horizontally from the main arm along a longitudinal axis. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373942

Lettuce variety 'celinet'

A new lettuce variety designated ‘celinet’ is described. ‘celinet’ is a cutting lettuce variety exhibiting stability and uniformity.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373941

Turfgrass varieties having desirable looking turf when mowed infrequently

Turfgrass varieties with desirable looking turf when mowed infreqently are provided. Also provided is a method of producing a turfgrass plant having desirable looking turf when mowed infrequently. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373940

Wheat cultivar bz9wm09-1663

The invention relates to the wheat cultivar designated bz9wm09-1663. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the wheat cultivar bz9wm09-1663. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373939

Tomato hybrid ps 02353389 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid ps 02353389 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid ps 02353389 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373938

Intergeneric hybrid plants and methods for production thereof

Methods for the production of an intergeneric hybrid plants and plants produced thereby. In certain aspects, intergeneric hybrid plants are produced by crossing a sorghum parent plant comprising a mutant sorghum iap allele with a second moncot plant. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373937

Stable transformation of a population and a method of biocontainment using haploinsufficiency and underdominance principles

The present invention relates to a method for reducing the competitive fitness of an organism hemizygous for a transgenic locus compared to the organism homozygous for the transgenic locus comprising the steps of: (a) reducing the expression of a haploinsufficient gene in the organism, wherein said reduction is conveyed by a transgenic locus in the organism; and (b) rescuing the reduced expression in the organism, wherein said rescue is conveyed by the same transgenic locus in the organism, yielding an organism which is less competitively fit if hemizygous for the transgenic locus than if homozygous for the transgenic locus. The present invention also relates to a method for decreasing the introgression of a transgenic locus in an organism into a population of otherwise interfertile sexually reproducing organisms comprising the steps of: (a) reducing the expression of a haploinsufficient gene in the organism, wherein said reduction is conveyed by a transgenic locus in the organism; (b) rescuing the reduced expression in the organism, wherein said rescue is conveyed by the same transgenic locus in the organism, and (c) using a transgenic organism obtained in step (b) in an environment comprising otherwise interfertile sexually reproducing wildtype individuals of the organism, wherein the competitive fitness of hemizygous progeny is reduced, thereby decreasing the rate of sexually reproduction and/or viability and/or the competitive fitness of hemizygous progeny. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373936

Plant growth system

A plant growth system is provided, which comprises: one or more plant growth substrates (1); one or more detectors (7) arranged to monitor nutrient levels of at least one of the plant growth substrates; at least one irrigation device (6) arranged to supply water to the plant growth substrates; and control means (9) connected to said detectors and said at least one irrigation device. The supply of water by the at least one irrigation device is controlled by the control means in dependence on the monitored nutrient levels. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373935

Grow board and method

An illustrative embodiment of a grow board may include an outer member that may be engaged with an inner member such that a grow media may be positioned therebetween, secured, and/or tightened by the engagement between the inner and outer members. The outer member may have one or more slots formed therein to allow a plant to grow from the grow media through the slots, wherein the root of the plant may be positioned adjacent the inner member. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373934

Irrigation device and method of promoting deep root growth of a plant

An irrigation device for promoting deep root growth of a plant. The device may comprise: a tube and a hose. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373933

Self-watering system for a potted plant

The invention provides a self-watering system for a potted plant comprising a liquid container and an insert with an in use position against the potted plant pointing upper part, which extends at least partially through an opening in the pot bottom. The invention is primarily intended for use in watering of potted plants ready for sale from e.g. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373932

System, particularly for vegetation cultivation, including a water reserve with constant overflow

The invention relates to a system, particularly for vegetation cultivation, including a water reserve, a device for controlling the flow towards the exterior of the volume contained in the reserve, including a floating regulator placed in the reserve to monitor the level thereof, which floating regulator defines a chamber having at least one upper inlet orifice in fluidic communication with the reserve volume, at least one lower calibrated outlet orifice of reduced section in communication with the exterior, such that the floating regulator allows a discharge of water towards the exterior via the outlet orifice at constant flow rate as long as the water level in the reserve is above the height of the inlet orifice and interrupts the discharge of water towards the exterior via the outlet orifice when the water level is below the inlet orifice to then define a water reserve. The invention also relates to the floating regulator, the use thereof and/or of the system, and a water reserve control method.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373931

Stump grinder with laterally offset grinding arm operated by single joystick

A stump grinder has a grinding arm that durably mounts a rotatable grinding wheel by securing the drive shaft of a motor to the grinding wheel such that a pair of bearings within the motor support one side of the grinding wheel and by supporting the other side of the grinding wheel with a stub shaft received within a third bearing. The grinding arm is laterally offset on the frame of the stump grinder to have a swing angle that is not symmetrical relative to the width of the frame, but with the swing angle starting at one side of the frame and then traversing across substantially the entire width of the frame to improve the ability of the operator to see the grinding wheel. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373930

Stump grinder with laterally offset grinding arm operated by single joystick

A stump grinder has a grinding arm that durably mounts a rotatable grinding wheel by securing the drive shaft of a motor to the grinding wheel such that a pair of bearings within the motor support one side of the grinding wheel and by supporting the other side of the grinding wheel with a stub shaft received within a third bearing. The grinding arm is laterally offset on the frame of the stump grinder to have a swing angle that is not symmetrical relative to the width of the frame, but with the swing angle starting at one side of the frame and then traversing across substantially the entire width of the frame to improve the ability of the operator to see the grinding wheel. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373929

Tree segregation and protection system

A protective and decorative system for trees, particularly holiday or christmas trees, which segregates portions of the tree for safety reasons, by utilization of concentric ring mechanisms and a backing section. The versatile system includes fire retardant capabilities and includes demarcations on is fitted to any size of tree for ease of installation.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373928

Plant containment panel

A containment panel is disclosed configured to separate a portion of ground from another portion of the ground. The panels include a portion of the panel configured to be inserted into the ground comprising a retention feature and a portion of the panel configured to remain above the ground. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373927

Method for installing a cultivation floor system and cultivation floor system

Providing a water-permeable structure in the basin, which structure has a permeable and horizontal top which forms the floor on which plant containers are placed, which structure comprises one or more layers of granular material, wherein the one or more irrigation lines are covered by the permeable structure.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373926

System for optimally controlling sensory temperature based on humidity

The present invention can provide an optimum sensory temperature and can increase productivity by a system having a variable fan provided in a vinyl greenhouse, receiving optimum temperature (a) and humidity (b), detecting internal temperature (a′) and humidity (b′), calculating temperature (a″) according to the humidity, and providing the temperature (a″) suitable for the humidity (b′) detected through an operational control of the variable fan.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373925

Horticultural pot and tray filling apparatus

A horticultural container filling apparatus has a hopper to selectively dispense soil through an exit. A two-tier strip conveyor assembly has a plurality of narrow conveyor belts coupled to a motor for translating the narrow conveyor belts in a first direction along a first plane below the exit of the hopper. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373924

Method for growing plants

The invention relates to a coherent propagation growth substrate product (1) formed of man-made vitreous fibres (mmvf), the product (1) having two opposed top and bottom surfaces and at least one cavity (2) which is open at the top surface and which extends from the top surface towards the bottom surface, wherein a superabsorbent polymer (3) is provided in the cavity (2).. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373923

Treated sprout plants with decreased bacterial viability and methods and apparatuses for making the same

Plasma treatment devices for reducing bacterial viability, enhancing stem growth, enhancing root growth or increasing germination times are disclosed herein. In addition, a treated sprout plant treated with a plasma activate medium or plasma with decreased bacterial viability relative to an untreated sprout plant. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373922

Attachment for air blower

An adjustable attachment for a landscaping air blower includes a mounting tube, a nozzle and a connecting ring that rotatably couples the mounting ring and the nozzle. The upstream end of the nozzle defines a circle aligned at an acute angle to the axis of the nozzle and the downstream end of the mounting tube defines a circle aligned at an acute angle to the axis of the mounting tube. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373921

Blower apparatus

A blower apparatus having an airflow diverting unit is described. The disclosed blower apparatus comprises a housing containing an airflow-generating means and an airflow discharge tube physically coupled with the housing. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373920

Carbon dioxide supplementation product with delayed activation control

A consumer product for supplementing carbon dioxide is provided with delayed activation control in the form of a clamp. A bag, having a top and a bottom seal and a filter, contains a mycelial mass prepared under sterile laboratory conditions using aseptic techniques. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373919

Improvements in square balers

A square baler having a baling chamber, a plunger reciprocable at one end of the baling chamber, a pre-compression chamber where charges of crop are amassed and pre-compressed by a rotor prior to transfer into the baling chamber. A transducer is provided for producing an electrical output signal indicative of the load on the rotor and a processing circuit is operative to estimate the rate of crop flow into the pre-compression chamber by analysing the output signal of the transducer over a complete filling and emptying cycle of the pre-compression chamber.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373918

Baling chamber sensor

An agricultural baler having a baling chamber and a pre-compression chamber, wherein the pre-compression chamber is adapted to periodically form a slice of crop material and push the slice towards the baling chamber into a first segment of the baling chamber, the baling chamber has a plunger provided for reciprocally moving in the baling chamber thereby compressing slices of crop material into a bale, wherein at least one optical bale length sensor is provided in the baling chamber for measuring the length of the bale.. . ...

12/31/15 / #20150373917

Wrapping material feeding device and method with cleaning function

A feeding apparatus and a feeding method are disclosed. The apparatus and the method feed wrapping material towards an inlet of a chamber. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373916

Continuous harvester and mobile wrapping systems and methods of using the same

A crop harvesting system for continuous round baling is described that comprises a first and second bale chamber, a conveyor system and optionally a wrapping system. The crop harvesting system comprises at least a conveyor system that facilitates movement of a bale from a first bale chamber to a second bale chamber. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373915

Continuous round baler with variable conveyor

A crop harvesting system for continuous round baling is described that comprises a first and second bale chamber and a conveyor system in operable communication with the first and second bale chambers. The crop harvesting system can comprise at least three bale carriers, at least two serpentine systems to facilitate movement of the bale into and out of the first and second bale chambers. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373914

Removable and mobile net wrap system

The present disclosure relates to a harvester and a wrapping system for bales of material, often for the baling of agricultural crop. The harvester and wrapping system comprise a first and a second subframe, a panel, and a wrapping assembly that is capable of moving from an internal position to an external position relative to the harvester. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373913

Weed seed devitalization arrangement

A weed seed devitalization arrangement for use with a. Combine harvester, attached to the combine harvester, towed behind, or standalone. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373912

Bale clamp

A bale clamp comprises at least one actuator. The bale clamp also comprises at least two clamp members and at least one protruding portion extending from each clamp member. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373911

Stuffer unit for an agricultural baler with automatic density control

An agricultural baler includes a main bale chamber, a plunger reciprocally movable within the main bale chamber, and a stuffer unit including a tine arm defining an axis of rotation and a plurality of tines coupled with and extending from the tine arm. The baler is characterized in that the tines are rotatable around the axis of rotation of the tine arm between a first position associated with a stuffing cycle and a second position associated with a loading cycle.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373910

Header with input gearbox

A header for attachment to an agricultural machine is provided with a frame, a driven moveable cutting device connected to the frame, and a driven movable conveying device connected to the frame. A gearbox is connected to the frame and transmits a drive force onto the cutting device and the conveying device. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373909

Draper platform with center section and lateral sections arranged laterally to the center section

A draper platform for a combine harvester has a center section attachable to a feed channel of the combine harvester. Lateral sections are arranged laterally on opposite ends of the center section. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373908

Combine header with support wheels

A combine header for a harvesting machine is provided with a frame and a cutter bar connected to a leading end of the frame. A conveying device connected to the frame conveys stalk material cut by the cutter bar. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373907

Header with center part and side parts adjustable relative to the center part

A header of a combine harvester has a center part connected by an attachment frame to the combine feed channel. A first side part with first lateral frame and a second side part with second lateral frame are adjustable for changing their position relative to the center part. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373906

Improved robotic working tool

Disclosed is a robotic work tool (100) for use with at least one guiding wire (250; 260) adapted to conduct electric current to generate a magnetic field around the guiding wire. The robotic work tool has a sensing system (510) adapted to detect a strength of the magnetic field, a steering system (540), a controller (530) configured to control the steering system in response to output from the sensing system by means of a feedback control loop (532) so as to cause movement of the robotic work tool along the guiding wire. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373905

System and method to monitor gaseous concentrations

A gas monitoring system on an agricultural implement such as a tractor or cultivator includes a nutrient applicator to inject chemicals or compounds into the soil. Although the soil generally covers over the chemicals or compounds, there still may be gases released into the atmosphere. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373904

Row unit with tracks

An agricultural planter is provided that includes a plurality of row units attached thereto for planting seed in a field. The row units include a seed meter for singulating and dispensing seed. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373903

Drill/planter blade with concave edge

A seed planting apparatus has a first disc is rotatably disposed about a first axis which is substantially perpendicular to a line of travel. A following trenching device has a second disc rotatably attached along a second axis transverse to the line of travel but not parallel to the first axis. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373902

Strip tilling system

Various strip tilling systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the strip tilling system includes: at least one strip tilling unit, said strip tilling unit including a support frame, at least one tilling member mounted to the support frame; at least one fertilizer delivery device mounted to the support frame; and a control system arranged to adjust the position of the fertilizer delivery device with respect to the support frame.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373901

Row unit for agricultural implement

An agricultural row unit for use with a towing frame hitched to a tractor includes an attachment frame adapted to be rigidly connected to the towing frame, a linkage pivotably coupled to the attachment frame, and a row unit frame having a leading end pivotably coupled to the linkage to permit vertical pivoting movement of the row unit frame relative to the attachment frame. A hydraulic cylinder coupled to the attachment frame and the linkage, for urging the row unit frame downwardly toward the soil, includes a movable ram extending into the cylinder, and a hydraulic-fluid cavity within the cylinder for receiving pressurized hydraulic fluid for advancing the ram in a direction that pivots the linkage and the row unit frame downwardly toward the soil. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373900

Tool mounting assembly for agricultural implements

A tool mounting assembly comprising a shank holder having an elongated passage and an elongated tool shank for an earth working or agricultural tool which is received within the passage and which includes a series of longitudinally spaced teeth. A rotatable adjuster is mounted on the shank holder and can cooperate with the teeth for moving the shank longitudinally of the passage to vary the operating depth of the tool. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373899

Farm implement with steering tracks

A toolbar implement with steering tracks connects to a tractor and a plurality of row units are connected to the toolbar implement. The toolbar implement contains: (a) a main longitudinal frame; (b) a transverse axle assembly; (c) a lift arm assembly pivotably connected to the frame and pivotably connected to the axle assembly for raising or lowering the frame relative to the axle assembly; (d) a control arm pivotably connected to each end of the axle; (e) a track assembly connected to each spindle; and (f) a steering mechanism extending between the control arms.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373898

Single-seed sowing machine with at least one improved sowing element

A single-grain seeder including a chassis that supports at least one seeding element including a dispensing housing, at least one opening disk for opening a furrow in the ground, and at least one depth control wheel, the dispensing housing delivering seeds one by one via a rotary dosing element configured to turn about a rotation axis, each seed being ejected from the rotary dosing element at an ejection point extending in a lower portion of the rotary dosing element. The ejection point is disposed in an external diameter of the opening disk, when viewed along the rotation axis of the rotary dosing element.. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373897

Single pass raised bed preparation system

The disclosed single pass raised bed preparation system makes use of one or more rows of adjustable height compact discs (4), to mulch up stubble and loosen the soil in the depressed furrows prior to the action of a bed-forming implement (6) mounted behind the discs. At the same time the raised beds are cultivated by two rows of compact discs, with the second row (2) opposite handed to the leading row (1). ...

12/31/15 / #20150373896

Garden tool

The instant application discloses, among other things, a gardening tool. In one embodiment, gardening tool may comprise an elongated handle which may connect to a head by an offset bracket. ...

12/31/15 / #20150373895

Configurable hand tool system with interchangeable work heads

A multi-use hand tool system featuring modular interchangeable components including a digging and cutting head, a rake head; a claw hammer head, a snow shovel head; a garden fork head comprising, one or more hafts, an offset-l component providing a 90 degree orientation between components and/or and handle. The hand tool system features components and grips having a reuleaux triangle configuration.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366360

Methods and systems of an adjustable bed

A sole structure including a cleat assembly is disclosed. The cleat assembly includes a covering member, an actuating assembly and a cleat sub-assembly. The present invention relates to lightweight collapsible portable chairs. In one embodiment, the portable chair has a sling and a chair frame which includes a first pair of bars and a second pair of bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aspects of this invention relate to an adjustable bed that may include one or more articulating portions, and may include one or more components, including an air inflatable mattress associated with the adjustable bed frame, a programmable logic controller, a remote memory storage facility, a remote storage location of user preferences, a cell phone remote control, a modular control device, an air purification facility, a power outlet controller, a bluetooth remote control, an ultra wide band remote control, a wireless usb remote control, and the like.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366359

Flying bed structure supported/suspended above the ground by six or more springs

This flyingbed structure supported/suspended above the ground by six or more springs mounted into the ceiling or any other overhead frame allows a freedom of movement and feeling of weightlessness found in no other type of bed. The cross direction angles the springs are mounted allow the bed to stabilize itself from excess swinging and make it easier to get in and out of bed.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366358

Table and chair structure for assembling bed

A table and chair structure for assembling bed comprises a chair, and a table comprising two sets of lateral leg frames correspondingly coupled with a front and a rear horizontal supporting beams therebetween for placing a lower carrier plate. At least two movable leg frames which can slide outwardly are disposed on bottom sides of the two front and rear horizontal supporting beams. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366357

Apparatus and system for transporting an item

An apparatus and system are disclosed for transporting an item. The apparatus includes a substantially rigid frame and at least one substantially rigid shoulder support. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366356

Node seat to base mounting assembly

A seating unit for use in a space including a supporting floor surface, the seating unit comprising a seat structure comprising a mounting bracket having a female connector, a tablet assembly comprising a support arm having a mounting collar on an end and a base having a lower end to be supported by the floor surface and including a base mounting assembly and wherein the base mounting assembly comprises a cup attached to the base, a base tube having a first end inserted into the cup and a second end extending through the mounting collar and mateably engaging the female connector.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366355

Footrest device for armchairs or sofas

A footrest device for armchairs or sofas has two footrest panels, which have substantially the same width, and are movable under the thrust of a crank mechanism between an extracted operating position, in which the two footrest panels project from the front of a support frame, and a retracted rest position, in which the two footrest panels substantially overlap one another.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366354

Chair back height adjustment mechanism and chair

A chair back height adjustment mechanism comprises a guide having an abutment surface at a lateral side of the guide which extends along an adjustment direction. The chair back height adjustment mechanism comprises an adjusting device supported on the guide so as to be displaceable along the adjustment direction. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366353

Headrest moving device

Provided is a headrest folding apparatus. An oblique face is formed on a support for supporting a headrest. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366351

Rotatable piece of seating furniture

2.2 it is proposed to use for this purpose a blocking device (40) which is configured for the form-fitting coupling of the bearing devices and for this purpose has two profiles (50a, 50b), comprising an inner profile (50b) which is attached to one of the two bearing devices (32, 34) in a rotationally fixed manner, and an outer profile (50a) which is attached to the other of the two bearing devices (32, 34) in a rotationally fixed manner. In this case, the outer profile (50a) and the inner profile (50b) are displaceable with respect to one another in the direction of the vertical axis such that they are axially movable between an engaging relative position rotationally coupled in a form-fitting manner and a releasing relative position.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366350

Technique for adjusting the posture of a seated person

A posture adjustment system includes a set of sensors coupled to a chair on which a person may sit. The posture adjustment system gathers data from the set of sensors and generates a posture model that reflects a posture associated with the seated person. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366349

Interactive mobile whiteboard panel system

The present invention provides a system and method for transmitting wallboard content from a wallboard content server to an interactive wallboard through a data interface hub, said interactive wallboard movable from a home position to an away position.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366348

Apparatuses and methods for connecting modular office furniture components

Apparatuses and methods for connecting office furniture components are disclosed. One embodiment includes a two-piece bracket that attaches a vertical panel adjacent to and extending upward from the top of a second vertical panel, the bracket forming two channels having openings in opposite directions. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366347

Foot for molded plastic furniture

A foot for molded plastic furniture has a pad portion made of a first plastic or thermoplastic rubber and an anchor portion made of a second harder plastic or metal. The anchor has a base with a substantially flat surface that is bonded to a substantially flat top surface of the pad. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366346

Pull-out guide

A pull-out guide for pulling a pull-out furniture part out of a basic furniture structure, having at least a first and second guide rails, displaceable relative to one another in and counter to the pull-out direction. The first guide rail has a basic profile and at least one lateral-guidance unit retained on the basic profile and has a lateral-guidance part. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366345

Self-closing slide rail assembly and self-closing mechanism thereof

A self-closing slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, and a self-closing mechanism. The second rail is longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366344

Safes having interior storage panels

Storage panels for safes, such as gun safes. Some embodiments may comprise an interior storage panel configured so as to be positioned at least partially outside of a safe in an open position, and may be configured so as to extend along and be positioned at least substantially parallel to the safe door in a closed position with the safe door closed. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366343

Firearm safe

A firearm safe with a series of nested, collapsible storage racks and compartments for storing firearms and other valuables attached to a rotatable door, thereby allowing for easy access to all stored items without requiring removal of other items in the safe while safeguarding items against theft or other exposure.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366342

Bathing area accessories

A bathing area accessory may be used within a bathing area. The bathing area accessory may be a bathing area shelving assembly, a bathing area bar assembly, a storage assembly, a bathing area seat assembly, or a shaving ledge assembly. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366341

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. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366340

Product management display system with rail mounting clip

A product management display system for merchandising products on a shelf includes a rail mounting clip structure for removably coupling a front rail to a shelf, the shelf having a channel structure extending along a portion of a front edge. Upon removable engagement with the shelf, the front rail may be used to engage with one or more divider and pusher devices configured to display products on a shelf.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366339

Support bracket

A shelving system includes a support post having a mounting surface and a plurality of vertically spaced retention members extending from the mounting surface. A shelf includes a bracket member configured for coupling to a first of the vertically spaced retention members. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366338

Foldable and portable shelving

A folding shelf apparatus is provided. The folding shelf includes forward vertical supports and rearward vertical supports. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366337

Energy absorbent table

A workstation table having a first panel, a second panel, a support member, and a first deforming mechanism is disclosed. The first deforming mechanism is coupled to the first panel and the support member, and includes a first deformable member. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366336

Magnetic ball joint for convertible stand/table

A magnetic ball joint, usable in connection with a convertible stand/table, as well as in other applications, utilizes an array of interleaved magnets and ferromagnetic bodies to both magnetically engage and retain a magnetically-attractive ball using concentrated magnetic force as well as to provide frictional resistance to movement of the ball in the joint.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366335

Tooth brush and flossing aid combination

An oral hygiene device adapted for use in the oral cavity comprises a toothbrush at one end and a flossing device at the opposite end. The flossing device comprises first and second arms and first and second floss-anchoring buttons. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366334

Beverage holder

A holder for drinking vessels, the holder 1 comprising a handle 2; a plurality of arms 3 extending from the handle 2, each arm 3 being moveable in relation to one another; a holding element 8 attached to each arm 3, each holding element 8 being configured to hold a respective drinking vessel in an upright position; and attachment means 6 to attach each of the arms 3 to the handle 2.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366333

Backpack for convenient charging

A backpack for convenient charging, the backpack comprising: a backpack body with a battery storage space to accommodate a storage battery unit; at least one strap connected to the backpack body, where at least one strap has a fixture for fixing a product to be charged and a power cable output port proximal to the fixture; wherein the backpack body further includes at least one cable passage leading from the battery storage space to the power cable output port to accommodate at least one power cable each with a first end and a second end, wherein at least one of the first end and the second end of the at least one power cable is connected to the storage battery unit to be charged.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366332

Convertible backpack

The backpack is convertible into a single pocket backpack by simply unfastening the adjacent right and left inner peripheral edges when the male member of each buckle is disengaged from the female member of the opposite buckle member.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366331

Hands-free bag carrying device

A hands-free bag carrying device is used to carry articles, such as bags, umbrellas, jackets and the like, without the use of a user's hands. The device secures snuggly around the user's torso and allows for optimal leveraging of the baggage load so that there is minimal interference with the normal walking stride of the user. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366330

Customizable attachable article with insulated beverage pocket and binocular kit

A customizable attachable article with insulated beverage pocket includes a main body having an adhesive material and removable covering layer disposed along the back surface, and a pocket disposed along the front surface. The main body and pocket being constructed from a durable and printer friendly material. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366329

Expandable styling garment apparatus, systems, and methods

The present invention relates to expandable styling garment apparatuses, systems, and methods. Specifically, the present invention relates to a first section made of absorbent material and a second ring-shaped section made of elastic material, the second section disposed roughly centrally in the first section. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366328

Makeup assistance device, makeup assistance system, makeup assistance method, and makeup assistance program

Provided is a cosmetic assist device that can extract a cosmetic technique for making a user's face look like a target face image. The device includes an image capturing unit for capturing a face image of a user, an input unit for inputting a target face image, a synthesized face image generating unit for generating a plurality of synthesized face images obtained by applying mutually different cosmetic techniques on the face image of the user, a similarity determination unit for determining a degree of similarity between each synthesized face image and the target face image, and a cosmetic technique extraction unit for extracting one of the cosmetic techniques that was used to obtain the synthesized face image determined to have a highest degree of similarity by the similarity determination unit.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366327

Cosmetics applicator system and method

A manufacturing process for three-dimensionally printing cosmetic products, and/or custom facial mask applicators using makeup powder as a fabrication medium. The process may use the versatile nature of makeup powder ingredients to stretch the usability of a makeup powder mixture across many platforms of facial cosmetics. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366326

Applicator with a slotted tube and notches

A cosmetics applicator having a core bearing application organs in the form of bristles and/or comb teeth, wherein the core is formed by a slotted tube equipped with bristles and/or comb teeth on its outer circumferential surface, and the slotted tube comprises at least one weakening groove extending in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tube, which facilitates curling of the tube under the influence of forces acting from outside on the tube or expansion of the tube by means of an eccentric arranged within it.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366325

Collapsible applicator with hinge

A cosmetic applicator (1) having a core bearing the applicator devices in the form of bristles (6) and/or teeth of a comb, in which the core includes a central body (2) that is preferably also itself occupied by many bristles (6) and/or teeth that are spaced apart directly from it outward; the core includes at least one vane (3a, 3b, . . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366324

Squeeze-type mascara container

The present invention provides a mascara container including: a pouch-shaped inner container of a film material; and an outer container of an elastic material that covers the outside of the inner container. According to the present invention, highly-viscous mascara content can easily be transferred to an application member when a user lightly squeezes a container, so that the residual mascara content inside the container can easily be discharged to increase the usable amount of content after the mascara is opened, regardless of the duration of use. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366323

Heating system for a cosmetic mask

A heating system comprising a packette for heating a mask, wipe or towelette. In preferred embodiments, the packette comprises printed heating elements, printed circuit elements and a means of connecting to a power source. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366322

Heated cosmetic sampler with incorporated applicator

A system for a heating packette with incorporated product applicator. One or more outer surfaces of the packette comprise printed heating elements, printed circuit elements and a means of connecting to a power source. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366321

Non-roll stick product containers

The present invention relates to three stick product containers. One has a removable top cap with a crown and a hollow base, such that the top cap can be removed and inserted into the hollow base. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366320

Heating system for single-use packettes

A heating system comprising a pouch, into which one or more single-use packettes are placed for heating. In preferred embodiments, the pouch comprises printed heating elements, printed circuit elements and a means of connecting to a power source. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366319

Perfume bottle

The present invention provides a perfume spray bottle (100) comprising a receptacle (102) having side walls (104) and an inner bottom surface (106) for accommodating liquids, wherein a minor portion of the bottom surface comprises a lower gathering region (108), the bottle further comprising a pump (110) for drawing the liquid up a suction tube (112) and through a nozzle (114), wherein at least the end of the suction tube is disposed within the lower gathering region.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366318

Nail applique with handle

The nail applique according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may prevent an adhesive from being contaminated by impurities and thus becoming dirt or from deteriorating its adhesive force since a user may easily attach the nail applique onto a nail or toenail by gripping a handle.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366317

Drawing apparatus

The drawing tool pressing mechanism presses the drawing tool with the tip portion fitted with the fitting member in a direction where the tip portion approaches the mounting surface, and brings the tip portion into contact with the drawing target surface.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366316

Nozzle for hair dryer

A front nozzle for hair dryer, includes at least: one outer surface; one tapered portion extending along an axis; one flattened portion extending perpendicularly to the axis in fluid communication with the tapered portion and having a front slit at one end thereof; one main channel for the passage therethrough of air flow coming from the hair dryer, the main channel including at least one converging portion and at least one diverging portion downstream thereof; one secondary channel including at least one opening at the outside of the nozzle and at least one front opening downstream of the converging portion of the main channel to contact the air flow passing through the secondary channel with the main air flow passing through the main channel, the secondary channel extending between the outer surface and the main channel so as to thermally insulate, at least partially, the outer surface.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366315

Hair straightening/curling method and apapratus

A hair styling accessory includes an elongated hair board having a widened end and a narrowed end with elongated edges extending between the widened end and the narrowed end, a plurality of holes extend through the hair board from an upper surface to a lower surface. At least one end-clip having open and closed orientations and biased into the closed orientation. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366314

Hair styling device with grip-tip

A hair styling device comprises a handle, a heatable elongated member having a longitudinal axis, a distal portion and a proximal portion. The proximal portion of the elongated member is connected to the handle. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366313

Multilayer anti-theft zipper structure

A multilayer anti-theft zipper structure arranged at a peripheral portion of a bag opening, comprising: a first layer zipper set and a second layer zipper set. The first layer zipper set includes a first layer zipper head and a first layer tape. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366312

Protective case with internal suspension system

A protective case for an electronic device includes a chassis, a back portion, and an internal suspension system. The chassis includes a cavity having inner surfaces. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366311

Protection of contact lenses from microbial contamination caused by handling

A sealed contact lens package contains a sterile, unworn contact lens and a contact lens packaging solution comprising epsilon polylysine (εpll). The εpll protects the contact lens from microbial contamination caused by handling the lens when it is removed from its package.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366310

Acoustic isolation mechanism with membrane

A removable case for an electronic device may have an acoustic isolation mechanism between the removable case and an acoustic component on the electronic device. The acoustic isolation mechanism may be a compressible component that may provide an acoustic seal between an inner surface of the removable case and an exterior surface of the electronic device, and may include a waterproof acoustic membrane. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366309

One piece co-formed exterior hard shell case with an elastomeric liner for mobile electronic devices

A one-piece co-formed exterior hard shell case with an elastomeric liner formed on the interior of the exterior hard shell for mobile electronic devices. This hard protective exterior shell allows the device maximum protection from impacts with sharp objects while the interior elastomeric portion that provides shock protection for the device from impacts. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366308

Manpack two-way radio mount system

A mount system (10) for a portable radio. The mount system (10) includes a base member (20) which defines a support surface (22) with a given perimeter and a skirt depending from the support surface (22) over at least a portion of the given perimeter. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366307

Wheeled luggage with telescoping handle framing opposite-side opening faces

Apparatus and associated methods relate to substantially cuboid-shaped wheeled luggage having a u-shaped handle telescoping from two parallel secondary faces, the u-shaped handle framing two parallel primary faces each providing substantially full-face opening to one of two complementary dynamically-separated volumes of a central cavity. In an illustrative embodiment, an interior partitioning member may adaptively partition the central cavity in response to forces present to each of two sides of the interior portioning member. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366306

Full automatic opening and closing straight bone umbrella

A full automatic opening and closing straight bone umbrella includes a middle bar set and an opening and closing umbrella drive mechanism in the middle bar set, an umbrella frame, an umbrella cloth, an upper nest, a middle nest, an umbrella handle, and a power source in the umbrella handle. The opening and closing umbrella drive mechanism includes a lead screw connected to the power source and an ejector sleeve driven by the lead screw. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366305

Air conditioned umbrella

A sun parasol or umbrella that is enhanced with cooling capabilities in the form of battery operated, mist dispensation, wherein the handle houses a battery operated pump mechanism and an internal water filled reservoir and water is pumped through the handle into a series of perforated tubes which are attached to the rods underneath the canopy, which distribute water over a user's head, face and neck.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366304

Automatic tilt mechanism and an unbrella having the same

Present invention relates to a tilting mechanism for an umbrella. The tilting mechanism includes: a base, a body, a sliding rod, and a winding device. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366303

Adjustable watch strap

An adjustable watch strap having a micro-adjustment system for providing micro adjustments to the circumferential length of the watch strap, in addition to existing standard adjustments. The micro adjustment system is integrated into a buckle (e.g., deployment buckle) and is configured to provide a plurality of microadjustments between standard adjustments or beyond a last or first standard adjustment.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366302

Strand jewelry device

A bracelet 10 comprised of multiple strands has at least one bridge, for example three bridges, slidably disposed on the strands to connect the strands in spaced apart relation to prevent entwining of the strands with each other. Each bridge has a pair of bodies of toric shape connected by a rigid bar and each bridge may be shaped and/or colored to lend aesthetic value to the appearance of the bracelet.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366301

Clip for object grouping and organized storage

A flexible clip is provided which has a flexible body running between opposing ends. The clip is foldable to an as-used position at a central portion thereof to a removable engagement of two end portions using mating fasteners such as magnets. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366300

Stringers without fastener tape and article with slide fastener

Stringers without fastener tape have continuous fastener elements and have element fixing members wherein the fastener elements are sewn together by a sewing thread. The element fixing members are inserted between upper and lower leg sections of the fastener elements. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366299

Tie locking device

A tie locking device includes a main body and a rotatable press cover. The main body includes a fixing section and at least one wall connected with the fixing section. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366298

Strap-securing device with integral fire starter

A strap-securing device is configured to be able to be used to ignite a fire. The strap-securing device may include at least one strap-retaining body configured to retain at least one strap, and at least one fire-starting component configured to be used to ignite a fire. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366297

Magnetic attachment device for releasably attaching an article to a button

A magnetic attachment device for releasably attaching an article to a button on shirts, blouses, and the like. The magnetic attachment device comprising: (a) a button cover for a button secured to an article, said cover comprising a cap having an unobstructed interior and an open side for receiving a button therein, and a closure plate rotatably attached to said cap about a rotational axis between an opened and closed position with respect to said open side of said cap, wherein said button cover comprises a magnetic member; and (b) an article comprising a magnetic member, wherein upon contacting said magnetic member of said article and said magnetic member of said button cover provides a magnetically attractive force which is sufficient to attach said article to said button cover.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366295

Apparatus for ornamenting boots

Implementations of adornments for ornamenting boots or other footwear are provided. In some implementations, the adornment comprise stretch cords, a center ornament, and a connector wherein one or more stretch cords form a first loop around the ankle portion of the boot from one side of the center ornament to the other side of the center ornament. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366294

Decorative ornament

A decorative ornament has a disc shaped plate member which is configured to fit into the top slit pocket opening of a “penny loafer” type shoe or an accessory with a similar opening. An extendable clasp is secured to the plate member. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366293

Footwear designing tool

Computer based systems and methods for designing (e.g., customization) of consumer products, articles of footwear, knit footwear uppers, and the like. In some embodiments, a user may generate and/or modify footwear designs using a footwear design interface. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366292

Puncture resistant insole

A puncture resistant insole includes: a rigid plate shaped to contour a human foot and adapted to be inserted into a foot wear; a non-woven fabric layer enclosing adhesively the rigid plate from an exterior thereof; an antiseptic-deodorant fabric layer enclosing adhesively the non-woven fabric layer from an exterior thereof; and a polymer layer enclosing the antiseptic-deodorant fabric layer from an exterior thereof.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366291

Method for injection moulding safety footwear

A method is provided for injection moulding a footwear product having a non-metallic insole integrally formed between a sole and upper of the product. A sole cavity formed between a sole plate and cover plate tightly closed together is injected to form a sole, wherein the cover plate is configured to establish an insole sole cavity directly above and adjacent to the sole cavity, the insole cavity configured to receive and hold a non-metallic insole over the sole. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366290

Stability structure

A sole structure is provided having a stability structure. The stability structure may be located primarily in the midfoot area of the sole structure, but may extend into both the forefoot and heel regions. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366289

Golf shoe outsoles

Exemplary methods for making a golf shoe outsole comprise first forming a lower portion of the outsole of a first material comprising thermoplastic polyurethane, and then forming an upper portion of the outsole by pouring a liquid second material comprising polyurethane or expandable thermoplastic polyurethane onto an upper surface of the lower portion.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366288

Adjustable footwear with an integrated unit sole

The present disclosure relates to footwear, including at least shoes and boots. The footwear includes a single unit integrated adjustable sole. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366287

Shoe assembly

Shoe assembly (1) comprising an upper shoe part (2), an inner sole (3), a connecting sole (4) fixed to the inner sole (3) and an outer sole (5), which is fixed to the connecting sole (4) by means of a manually detachable snap-fit connection, wherein the snap-fit connection comprises first connecting means (8) provided at and upwardly protruding from the connecting sole (4), and second connecting means (9) provided at a free end of an upwardly protruding circumferential rim (10) of the outer sole (5) and encompassing the first connecting means (8), when the outer sole (5) is fixed to the connecting sole (4).. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366286

Driving boot

A slip on and adjustable protective boot covering to be worn over a driver's right shoe while driving a vehicle. The protective boot can accommodate flat soled or high heeled shoes. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366285

Independent harness system for a soft boot

Disclosed is a boot system having an outer boot including a securing system and a superior end that includes a cuff; an inner boot sized to fit between the outer boot and a foot area of a user inserted in the boot system; and a harness system having a flexible panel and a lace slidably engaged with the panel. The inner boot includes a tension capture element coupled adjacent to a superior end of the inner boot. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366284

Helmet visor

Helmet systems and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, an opaque, ballistic rated visor is attached to a helmet such that the visor covers a wearer's eyes.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366283

Eyewear retaining head covering

Provided is a form-fitting, eyewear retaining head covering made of an elastic material that snuggly fits the contour of a wearer's head. On each side of the head covering is a retention slot designed to receive the arm of a pair of eyeglass frames. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366282

Hair extension and method

A hair extension and, more particularly, to a hair extension and method to protect a wearers existing hair from tension damage. The hair extension includes at least one weft and a flexible comb attached along a lateral length of the weft.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366281

Resilient prominence fabric and articles made therefrom

A fabric having resilient prominences on at least one surface is described for improved thermal protection, drag reduction and quick drying. Resilient prominences are bulges that extend outward from a fabric surface and trap some volume of air or other material therein. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366280

Garment with pocket support system

What is disclosed is a holster or pocket in a garment that is supported by a boning material. The garment is typically a waistband, girdle or corset made of elastic, spandex, nylon, polyester, cotton, lycra, lace, stretchable or compression material. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366279

Bib assembly

A bib and corresponding mounting clip are disclosed. A bib body may include one or more of an upper reinforcement member, a plurality of body reinforcement members, and a plurality of pocket reinforcement members. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366278

Pre-tied necktie with adjustable magnetic neckstrap

A neck garment is disclosed. In one aspect, the neck garment includes a neckstrap having a first end and a second end and a pre-tied tie portion attached to the neckstrap at a location between the first end and the second end. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366277

Glove preventing hyper-extended or jammed fingers

A glove used in sports such as football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, snowboarding or motorcycle riding or work such as construction or heavy machinery operation that includes stiffening components attached on top of each finger portion of the glove and anchored beyond the base knuckle on top of the glove to prevent the fingers from hyper-extending or jamming and creating a protective exoskeleton for the entire hand while minimally affecting the degree of freedom and range of motion for the fingers. Each stiffening component is comprised of multiple slits or hinges as well as a sliding swivel pivot hinge which allow the stiffening components to bend in unison with each finger but lock in place to form a solid element and prevent the fingers from hyper-extending when the finger and its accompanying stiffening component are straightened.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366276

Post-operative wearable apparel

A post-operative wearable apparel adapted to accommodate a plurality of surgical drains so as to give a user greater mobility and a sense of dignity is provided. The post-operative wearable apparel provides an upper body garment having interior and exterior sides dimensioned and adapted for a human wearer. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366275

Wearable signaling device

A wearable signaling device for use by bicyclists. The wearable signaling device includes one or more adjustable straps to be disposed on a limb of a user, such as the user's arms or legs. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366274

Cold weather suit with vapor barrier and heat recovery

In a first embodiment, a gas-impermeable vapor barrier inner layer of a cold weather suit prevents condensation of body moisture in outer layers, thus preventing degradation of outer-layer insulating value. Body moisture vapor is collected by a network of tubes inside the inner layer, and fed through a one-way valve into a facemask, where it is added to inhaled air. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366273

Load-bearing jacket

A load-bearing jacket. More specifically, a jacket comprising an outer layer made of heavy-duty cloth material, removable jacket sleeves, a vest shell, a removable vest liner, an integrated connector system, and an integrated tool belt system. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366272

Ems garment

A garment for medical emergency services (ems) workers is provided with one or more features useful to emergency personnel. The garment may include an eyewear pocket at or near the neck of the garment and/or a pocket on the front panel of the shirt that is sized or configured to hold a card, such as an insurance card, while allowing a portion of the card to remain visible. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366271

Anti-slip slip-on slip-over roof safety shorts

Anti-slip clothing with a homogeneous gripping surface for use by anyone with a need to be on steep sloped surface such as a roof which effectuates a reduced coefficient of sliding friction between the wearer and the steep sloped surface. The anti-slip clothing can be an article of clothing such as a shirt, vest, jacket, pancho, coveralls, overalls, pair of shorts, pair of pants, waist-sashes or partial leg coverings, calf and forearm coverings, slip-over clothing such as slip-over shirts and fastenable slip-over shorts worn on the body or over other conventional articles of clothing and which includes a gripping surface applied to an exterior or optionally to the interior surface of the article of clothing so that when the inside non-slip surface contacts with the existing wearers conventional existing clothing it prevents slippage between the anti-slip clothing and the wearers conventional existing clothing.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366270

Garment with integral belly flattening and methods for manufacturing same

A belly-flattening garment includes a legging garment having an upper waistline and an upper portion, an elastic waistband having a lower edge fixed to the waistline and an upper edge above the waistline, a zipper extending from the upper portion to the upper edge, and a elastic girdle insert disposed within the waistband and within the upper portion and having opposing fastening portions releasably securing to one another and free from both the waistband and the upper portion and a securing portion opposite the zipper and having a top edge fixed to the waistband to form the only fixed connection of the girdle insert to either the waistband or the garment. The garment is one of the group consisting of pants, jeans, sports pants, shorts, chinos, slacks, khakis, capris, leggings, jeggings, skorts, jumpsuits, long skirts, and short skirts. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366269

One-piece pantyhose

A one-piece pantyhose garment for preventing rolling down while sitting, standing, or doing anything active provides two over the shoulder straps are provided, and the garment covers the full length of a wearer's body. The two straps prevent the pantyhose from rolling down while sitting, standing or doing anything active. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366268

Electronic smoking device

An electronic smoking system (50) is disclose that comprises a mobile telephone (52) having a carrying case (152) and an electronic smoking apparatus (100) that fits within the carrying case.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366267

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette is provided, which can prevent users being short of breath and a short circuit of a battery assembly. When the atomizer assembly is connected to the battery assembly, the first elastic electrode column and the second elastic electrode column abut against the annular end surface of the outer electrode and the annular end surface of the inner electrode, respectively, and the first elastic electrode column and the second elastic electrode column are both deviated from the opening of the hollow cavity of the inner electrode of the atomizer assembly. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366266

Electronic cigarette controller and electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette controller includes a control chip. The control chip includes: a smoking detecting module used for detecting a capacitance change of an external mouthpiece; a control module used for sending drive and control signals according to the smoking signal, or stopping sending drive and control signals according to the standby signal; a drive module used for receiving the drive and control signals and outputting electric current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; and a tobacco liquid detecting module used for sampling an amount value of a tobacco liquid of the electronic cigarette and determining whether the amount value of the tobacco liquid is less than a preset reference value, if yes, the control module stops sending the drive and control signals. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366265

Electronic-cigarette filter

An electronic-cigarette filter including a tube housing a vaporizing device, wherein walls of the tube are substantially fluid impermeable. The electronic-cigarette filter includes a fluid permeable matrix disposed adjacent to an exterior of the tube and is in fluid communication with the vaporizing device. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366264

Multifunctional cigarette case

The present invention provides a multifunctional cigarette case comprising a case body having at least two compartments and a waterproof seal to prevent water from entering any one of the compartments. The invention also provides for at least one compartment to be versatile and interchangeable in that it provides a location space for additional modularly addable sub-compartments for holding items of preference which, depending on a user's inclination, are selectively mountable or securable to said compartment. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366263

Cigarette tube filling apparatus and method of using the same

Herein described is a cigarette filling apparatus for loading substrate into blank cigarette tubes and adapted for use with conventional cigarette filling machines. The invention furthermore relates to methods of filling blank cigarette tubes using the apparatus described herein. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366262

Tobacco treatment

A method of treating tobacco is disclosed. It comprises a first conditioning step wherein the moisture content of the tobacco is increased to a first level, and a second separate conditioning step wherein the ph of the tobacco is increased to at least ph 7.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366261

Shed for curing and drying of tobacco and development and production of seedlings

This utility model relates to a shed for the air drying and curing of tobacco and the growth and production of seedlings, comprising: (i) a plurality of columns (2) which can be positioned at spaced intervals; (ii) a structure (4) mounted on the said columns; (iii) a removable flexible roof (5) stretched over the said structure (4); (iv) removable flexible side panels (3) extending between the said columns; (v) fixing elements (8) to attach the said side panels (3) and the flexible roof (5).. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366260

System and method of encoding

The present invention is a tool and method for imprinting encoded messages on a food product. The tool comprises an imprinting device that engages with the opening of a container that holds the food product. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366259

Method and a system for juice preservation

A method and a system comprise extracting a juice from an editable food material using a juice processor. The extracted juice is dispensed into a container having a volume. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366258

Drink preparation method using a direct-view type dynamic displaying interface

A drink preparation method using a direct-view type dynamic displaying interface, i.e., the user manually pours water into the drink preparation container filled with raw material and placed on the electronic scale; during the pouring, the electronic scale collects the drink weighing information; a client-end device having wireless transmission function is connected to the electronic scale and the server; the client-end device computes the drink weighing information and draws a flow rate curve with diagrammed time and weight; a control group is selected from the drink preparation groups captured by the server and the drink weighing information of the control group is synchronously compared to for direct-view type preparation based on the planned flow rate curve; the drink weighing information of the preparation process can be saved for record and review, comparative learning, or sharing and discussion, so as to provide an aid for beginners to learn preparation of coffee, scented tea, wine etc and quickly reach the level of experts.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366257

Nutritionally complete composition for calorie-balanced diet

A nutritional composition is designed to be a complete meal, which includes nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, all of which are needed to sustain a healthy diet. The ingredients of nutritional composition are provided in amounts to meet recommended dosages so that a total fat value is at about 30% of total calorie value, a total carbohydrate value is about 40-60% of total calorie value, and a total protein value is about 10-30% of total calorie value of the nutritional composition. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366256

Egg products including plant fiber

Provided are compositions, and methods of making the same, comprising a liquid egg product and a plant fiber, where the plant fiber comprises at least one of a carrot fiber, an oat fiber, and a corn fiber.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366255

Glucomannan to be added to food and drink and food and drink including the same

Disclosed is a composition for supplying dietary fiber to food and drink and/or for improving quality of food and drink, which includes a partially hydrolyzed substance of glucomannan. This partially hydrolyzed substance of glucomannan has a viscosity in a 1% aqueous solution which is in a range of 1,000 to 10,000 mpa·s and a weight average molecular weight which is in a range of 100,000 to 800,000. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366254

Non-dairy formulae

The present invention is directed to non-dairy almond based formulae for the preparation of infant or toddler formula or other types of supplemental or functional food.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366253

Stevia sweetener with improved solubility with a cyclodextrin

The invention describes a stevia based sweetener/cyclodextrin complex with improved solubility and/or taste in an aqueous solution for convenience of use in the food and beverage industry.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366252

Sweetener enhancers and methods for using the same

In this formula, each of r1, r2, r3, r4, r5, r6, r7, l1, l2, l3, w, x, y, and z is defined herein. Also disclosed are a composition containing a compound of formula i and a method for enhancing the sweet taste of a consumable product using such a compound.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366251
12/24/15 / #20150366250

System and method for altering the perceived flavor of a liquid or vapor passing into the mouth

A system and method of inducing sensory deception in a person eating, drinking or smoking a consumable product. When many products are eaten, drunk or smoked, those objects are taken into the mouth with a plastic object. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366249

Fruit-containing snack foods and manufacture thereof

A method of manufacturing a fruit-containing snack food comprises providing a fruit material comprising whole fruit solids; providing a binder material, the binder material being selected from the group comprising cereal material, starch material, nuts seeds, egg, soy, pulses and dairy material; mixing together the fruit material and the binder material to form a mixture having a weight ratio of whole fruit solids: binder material solids of from 0.6:1 to less than 4:1, the whole fruit solids and binder material solids each being on a dry basis, and a moisture content of from 49 to 75 wt % based on the weight of the mixture; forming the mixture such that it has a thickness of between 1 and 4 millimetres; and cooking the mixture in a vacuum-controlled atmosphere having a pressure of less than 1 bar absolute.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366248

Process roducing n-propanol and propionic acid using metabolically engineered propionibacteria

A method is provided for making a banana or plantain product comprising providing at least one unpeeled banana or plantain comprising banana or plantain peel and banana or plantain pulp, subjecting the at least one unpeeled banana or plantain to a heat treatment at a temperature and for a time sufficient to gelatinize starch present in the at least one unpeeled banana or plantain to form at least one heat treated unpeeled banana or plantain, and comminuting the at least one heat treated unpeeled banana or plantain to form a banana or plantain puree. A functional food ingredient is also provided comprising a banana or plantain puree including banana or plantain pulp and optionally banana or plantain peel. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366247

Method and system for modifying raw foods, and raw food product made thereby

A method for modifying a quality of a fruit includes cutting a live stem attached to a live fruit at a cut distance from the fruit, producing a cut end of the stem, contacting only the cut end of the stem with a solution comprising at least one mobile and quality-modifying food ingredient while protecting the fruit from contact with the solution, and keeping the cut end of the stem in contact with the solution for an incubation time sufficient to allow absorption and transport of the food ingredient into the fruit, the food ingredient conferring a modified quality upon the fruit. A system for practicing the method and an edible raw plant product produced by the method are also disclosed.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366246

Popcorn machines and methods of making and using the same

Popcorn machines having modular construction that permits shipping in a disassembled condition while providing for quick and simple assembly are disclosed. A kettle is provided with a kettle closure assembly that may be quickly and easily removed without the use of tools by an operator. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366245

Malt extract

The invention relates to a method for producing a malt extract, comprising the following steps: a) providing a malt extract, b) treating the malt extract with amyloglucosidase in order to obtain a malt extract hydrolysate, c) treating the malt extract hydrolysate with glucose isomerase in order to obtain an isomerized malt extract hydrolysate, d) adding non-hydrolyzed malt extract, wherein the ratio of non-hydrolyzed malt extract to isomerized malt extract hydrolysate is in the range of 1:20 to 1:1, with respect to the dry substance portion, in order to obtain a partially hydrolyzed malt extract, e) at least partially removing water to a dry substance content of more than 68 wt %.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366244

Insoluble biomass gel (ibg) and methods of preparing

(e) mixing the second residue in water and collecting an insoluble material which is an insoluble biomass gel.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366243

Nanogel comprising water-soluble active ingredients

The present invention relates to a nanogel composition comprising at least one water-soluble active ingredient, one or more plant proteins, and one or more soy soluble polysaccharides. These compositions can be used for the enrichment, and/or fortification of food, beverages, animal feed and/or cosmetics and allow stabilization of the active ingredient. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366242

Induction cooking apparatus and method of use

A cooking apparatus includes a cooking vessel, a support structure, an assortment of ferrous members and a source of electro-magnetic radiation. The ferrous members are mounted on the support structure along with food. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366241

Compositions of particulate coformulation

Embodiments of the invention provide a composition of a particulate coformulation which includes particles containing an active substance and an additive, wherein each particle contains a relative additive concentration increasing radially outwards from a particle center to a particle surface along a finite gradient. In one example, the particle surface is an additive-rich surface without a distinct physical boundary between the particle center and the particle surface. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366240

Systems and methods for concealing medication and making treats

Medication can be concealed using a device that comprises a food storage container, a nozzle, and a base. The food storage container typically stores a non-solid food product that can be used to conceal medication, dispense toppings, and make treats. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366239

Production method of fish feed enriched with polar lipids and method to enrich farmed fishes

The present disclosure relates to the production of fish feed with olive ingredients intended for farmed freshwater and saltwater fish, and the aquaculturing of freshwater and saltwater fish which are fortified or enriched through their feeding with ingredients derived from olive processing byproducts. The invention also relates to the fortified or enriched fish as such. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366238

Prebiotic animal feed product

The present technology relates to processes of producing a prebiotic animal feed product. The present disclosure relates also to the use of enzymes for improving the prebiotic quality of byproducts in a fermentative production process and to compositions comprising enzymes capable of degrading components in the fermented mash in the fermentation process.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366237

Preparation of soy protein isolate using calcium chloride extraction ("s703 cip")

A soy protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (n×6.25) d.b., preferably an isolate having a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (n×6.25) d.b., is formed by a procedure in which soy protein is extracted from a soy source material using an aqueous calcium chloride solution at low ph, generally about 1.5 to about 5, and separating the resulting aqueous soy protein solution from residual soy protein source. The resulting clarified aqueous soy protein solution may be diluted and the ph adjusted within the range of 1.5-5.0. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366236

Molding container

A molding container including a lid that can be smoothly pulled out of a molded frozen dessert with no damage to the molded frozen dessert is provided. The molding container 10 includes a main body 12 capable of containing a frozen dessert, and a lid 14 capable of molding at least part of the frozen dessert contained in the main body 12. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366235

Moisture-resistant edible food coating and method for applying the same

This disclosure is directed to a moisture-resistant edible food coating composition that comprises a polymer, a plasticizer, and an organic solvent, and a method for applying the same. The claimed edible coating has a reduced viscosity which enables more efficient application of the coating to a bakery product, reduces surface blemishes or textural defects on a frozen bakery product, and permits the frozen bakery product to show a fresh, “ready-to-eat” appearance upon thawing that will extend the shelf life and enhance the commercial value of the bakery product.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366234

Methods for brewing coffee

One variation of a method for brewing a cup of coffee at a coffee brewing machine includes: receiving a coffee source identifier; retrieving a recipe for a brewing coffee bean based on the coffee source identifier; initiating a brew cycle; heating water in a boiler to a target temperature specified by the recipe; metering a volume of water from the boiler into a brew chamber; heating the brew chamber to maintain the volume of water near the target temperature; according to the recipe, displaying an agitation instruction at a first time during the brew cycle; according to the recipe, triggering a first alarm to cease agitation at a second time during the brew cycle; and according to the recipe, triggering a second alarm to dispense fluid from the brew chamber at a third time during the brew cycle.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366233

Methods and compositions for consumables

Provided herein are methods and compositions for the production of cheese replicas. Generally the cheese replicas are produced by inducing the enzymatic curdling of non-dairy milks.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366232

Compositions and methods for producing a high protein curd composition

Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to compositions and methods for producing high protein dairy products. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure provides compositions and methods for producing fully homogenized high protein, low fat dairy products from curd. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366231

Process for direct inoculation from frozen concentrated ferments and associated device

Process for continuous inoculation of a food product, in particular a dairy product, with ferments, wherein: frozen concentrated ferments are thawed by means of a microwave device or a water bath thawing device acting on a container containing frozen concentrated ferments, the thawed concentrated ferments are container continuously injected, from the container, into a flow of liquid to be inoculated.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366230

Compositions and methods for packaging produce

The present invention is based on the surprising result that packaging materials comprising at least one moisture modulating agent can significantly reduce moisture loss, physical damage, and/or microbial decay of produce. Inclusion of such moisture modulating agent(s) can provide at least one of the following advantages: (1) less disease development as compared to traditional packaging material; (2) fresher, firmer produce with less rot or defects (for example cracking or splitting); (3) better see-through as compared to traditional packaging material; (4) preventing the humidity inside the bag from coalescing into large drops or even pools of water (i.e., less water accumulation or moisture condensation within the package); and (5) providing sufficient gas transmission of oxygen (o2)/carbon dioxide (co2) and/or a quality management agent, for example ethylene or 1-mcp, for better quality control during storage at room temperature (shelf life).. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366229

Cryogenic poultry chilling system and method

A cryogenic poultry chilling system including a rotatable carousel having a plurality of stations each configured and arranged to receive a poultry carcass suspended from leg hangers, the poultry carcass having an upward facing cavity opening and a downward facing neck opening, a tundish having an outlet port corresponding to each of the stations, and an injector extending downwardly from each of the tundish outlet ports configured and arranged to deliver cryogen into the cavity opening of a carcass in the corresponding station, and a cryogen delivery apparatus configured to deliver substantially liquid cryogen into the tundish.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366228

Fish scaling, cutting blade glove with attached knife sharpener and flash light

A glove for facilitating grasping a fish while scaling, gutting, cleaning, and cutting the fish. The glove has four elongated finger portions and an elongated thumb portion extending from a palm region. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366227

Meat processing equipment having improved yieldable arresting means

Meat processing equipment is disclosed that includes a first element having a first face; a second element having a second face. The first and second faces extend parallel to one another and define a common plane between the first and second faces. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366226

Mass distribution device and molding device

The present invention relates to an mass distribution device for supplying a mass of foodstuff starting material to one or more cavities of a mold drum for molding products from the mass, comprising a base member which extends partially around the outer cylindrical circumference of the drum and which has an introduction area through which the mass is the fed to the cavities. The invention further relates to a molding device and to a process for operating the inventive mass distribution device.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366225

Method of producing a frozen dough, and related products

Disclosed is a frozen product and methods of making the frozen product. The frozen product includes a frozen biscuit dough that bakes without prior thawing in a reduced time. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366224

Method of producing a frozen dough, and related products

Disclosed is a frozen product and methods of making the frozen product. The frozen product includes a frozen biscuit dough that bakes without prior thawing in a reduced time. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366223

Acrylamide-free bakery product and the production method thereof

The present invention relates to a bakery product without acrylamide and a production method thereof, which comprises the steps of mixing the ingredients, preparing maillard reaction products, forming the dough by mixing the ingredient mixture and maillard reaction products, giving shape to the dough, conventional baking, vacuum baking, the output of the final product; wherein the formation of acrylamide, which is a carcinogen and neuro-toxic substance is prevented by reducing the thermal load applied during baking.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366222

Feeder device for feeding a food product in a machine for making filled pasta and machine for making filled pasta comprising such a feeder device

A machine for making filled pasta comprises at least one station for preparing a strip of pasta sheet; a station for preparing a filling; a filling operation station, in communication with the station for preparing the strip of pasta sheet and with the station for preparing the filling, in which portions of filling are wrapped in corresponding portions of the strip of pasta sheet to form individual pieces of filled pasta; the station for preparing the filling comprises a feeder device for feeding the filling to the filling operation station; the feeder device comprises: a feed duct comprising an inlet and an outlet for the filling; a piston operating in the feed duct feeding the filling from the inlet to the outlet; an ultrasound generator provided with an ultrasound emitter applied to the feed duct for transmitting at least one vibration to the feed duct.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366221

Hand-held automatic dispenser for flowable batter

An apparatus adapted for dispensing flowable viscous batter has a housing, a barrel removably connected to the housing and a cap removably connected to the barrel. The housing contains a drive mechanism, a dual-position gearbox and a motor. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366220

A device and method for preparing extrudable food products

A device (1) for preparing extrudable food products, comprising a working chamber (31) capable of housing ingredients in operation of the device (1); an extrusion die (120); a rotation shaft (32) configured for stirring the ingredients and extruding the food products through the extrusion die (120); and a driving system (64) by which the rotation shaft (32) is driven; wherein the driving system (64) is configured to separate the extrusion by at least one time period during which the rotation shaft rotates in a first direction which is opposite to a second direction in which the rotation shaft (32) rotates to extrude the food products. Therefore build-ups inside the working chamber (31) can be possibly removed by the sticky dough hit/lifted by the stirring bars (321) on the rotation shaft (32) when the rotation shaft (32) rotates reversely.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366219

Heat treatment monitoring system

A heat treatment monitoring system comprises a sensor unit having at least one sensor to determine current sensor data of food being heated; a processing unit to determine current feature data from the current sensor data; and a monitoring unit adapted to determine a current heating process state in a current heating process of the monitored food by comparing the current feature data with reference feature data of a reference heating process.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366218

Composition for extermination of bedbugs and methods thereof

Disclosed herein is a composition for exterminating insects and prevent insect infestations. In one or more embodiments, the composition comprises neem oil, clove oil, and diatomaceous earth. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366217

Endophytic microbial symbionts in plant prenatal care

The present disclosure provides novel endophyte strains or cultures thereof that have a symbiotic relationship with plants. The present disclosure further provides methods of improving seed vitality, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, plant health and yield under both stressed and unstressed environmental conditions, comprising inoculating a seed with the novel endophyte strains and cultivating a plant therefrom.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366216

Pesticidal compositions

(h) plant activators.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366215

Compositions and methods for controlling a honey bee parasitic mite infestation

As described below, the present invention features methods and compositions for controlling a honey bee parasitic mite or for the treatment or prevention of a parasitic mite infestation in a honey bee hive. In particular embodiments, the invention provides a miticidal delivery device, wherein the device is a corrugated strip comprising a liquid composition comprising at least about 15% potassium salts of hop beta acids, solvent and an emulsifier.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366214

Regeneration of antimicrobial coatings containing metal derivatives upon exposure to vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide

This invention relates to regenerable antimicrobial coatings with long-lasting efficacy for use in medical applications including implants, medical instruments or devices, and hospital equipment. The same coatings would also have broad utility in the consumer, industrial, and institutional markets. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366213

Inorganic coating and composition

This disclosure relates to basic inorganic compositions. Methods of providing antifungal/antibacterial resistance and/or hydrophobicity and/or corrosion resistance by coating surfaces with the basic inorganic compositions are provided. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366212

Boron complexes with gradual 1- methylcyclopropene releasing capability

Wherein alkyl is a liner or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl having c1-20 and wherein aryl is an aromatic ring having c1-15. Also methods of using the compounds, including method of inhibiting and ethylene response in a plant.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366211

Vegetative insecticidal proteins useful for control of insect pests

Dig-657 vegetative insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed. The invention includes dig-657 variants, fragments and analogs.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366210

Composition for detection and treatment of bed bugs

The present disclosure provides for a composition and method for attracting bed bugs to a trap or to a location where an insecticide or pesticide is present, or to a trap or a location where a bed bug infestation can be detected. The present disclosure provides for a composition for attracting bed bugs that includes one or more of methyl diethanolamine (mdea), monoethanolamine (mea), diethanolamine (dea), triethanolamine (tea), and dimethyl trisulfide (dmts); a carrier; and optionally one or more amides selected from oleamide, octanamide, nonanamide, and laurylamide; urea, biuret, or triuret; and one or more aliphatic fatty acids. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366209

Pesticidal composition in the form of aqueous emulsion

A pesticidal composition is provided in the form of an aqueous emulsion, containing: (a) an agriculturally active ingredient in which a retention rate is less than 50% after irradiation with xenon light (290 nm cutoff) at an intensity of 0.68 w/m2 at 340 nm for 8 hours; (b) a hydrophobic organic solvent; (c) a water-soluble polymer dispersing agent; and (d) water. Liquid droplets in which the agriculturally active ingredient is suspended or dissolved in the hydrophobic organic solvent are emulsified in an aqueous continuous phase. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366208

Method for controlling pests

Which has an excellent controlling efficacy on pests.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366207

Composition and method for controlling pests

Shows an excellent controlling efficacy on pests.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366206

Selective inhibition of c4-pep carboxylases

The present invention relates to the use of a compound, a salt or solvate thereof as c4 plant selective herbicide wherein said compound has a structure according to formula (i) wherein a is a cyclic alkyl, aryl, heterocycloalkyl, or heteroaryl group, and b is a cyclic alkyl, aryl, heterocycloalkyl, or heteroaryl group, and wherein r1, r2, r3, r4 and r5 are, independently of each other h or an alkyl group, and wherein integer i is 0 or 1, preferably 1, and the bond (a) is a single or double bond, and wherein in case (a) is a double bond, n is 0 and x is o or s, and wherein in case (a) is a single bond n is 1, and x is h or an alkyl group, and wherein the bond (b) is a single or double bond, and wherein in case (b) is a double bond, m and p are 0, and wherein in case (b) is a single bond m and p are both 1, and/or according to formula (ii) including tautomeric structures thereof, wherein r01 and r02 are independently of each other selected from the group consisting of h, oh, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, wherein y1 is selected from the group consisting of (s(=0)2), s(=0)) and (c(═o)), and wherein y2 is o, and wherein r is 0 or 1 and wherein in case r is 0, q and s are 1, and wherein in case r is 1, q and s are 0, and wherein r01, r02, r04, r05, r06, r07, r04#, r05#, r06#, r07#, r09, r010, r011 and r012 are independently of each other selected from the group consisting of h, oh, —so3h, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, said compound being capable of binding to the malate binding site comprised by a phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from a c4 plant, thereby inhibiting said phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366205

Agrochemical formulation, method making, and method of using

Agrochemical formulations for treating plants, which formulations comprise, as cosolvent, polyethylene glycol (average molecular weights ranging from 200 to 400) or polypropylene glycol (average molecular weights ranging from 300 to 400) or mixtures, and, if appropriate, further additives, a process for preparing these formulations, their use for treating plants and/or their habitat and for increasing the efficacy and plant compatibility of these formulations, and for reducing volatile emission potential of these formulations.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366204

Molecules having certain pesticidal utilities, and intermediates, compositions, and processes related thereto

This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in phyla nematoda, arthropoda, and/or mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366203

Difenoconazole sterepospmeric composition with reduced phytotoxicity

The present invention relates to a composition and its use in a method for safening the phytotoxic effect of difenoconazole on a plant or plant propagation material. More specifically the composition comprises difenoconazole characterised in that least 40% by weight of said difenoconazole is the 2r, 4s isomer depicted as formula (ib): and wherein at least 95% by weight of the remaining difenoconazole is the 2s, 4s isomer depicted as formula (id):. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366202

Antimicrobial pht coatings

Methods for making antimicrobial coating materials are described. Antimicrobial materials and antimicrobial material precursors are formed from hexahydrotriazine and/or a hemiaminal material and a non-fouling material and adhesive material may be incorporated into the antimicrobial materials and antimicrobial material precursors. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366201

Fungicidal compositions comprising a carboxamide

And agrochemically acceptable salts/isomers/structural isomers/stereoisomers/diastereoisomers/enantiomers/tautomers and n-oxides of those compounds; and component (b) is a compound selected from compounds known for their fungicidal and/or insecticidal activity, is particularly effective in controlling or preventing fungal diseases of useful plants.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366200

Fungicidal compositions comprising a carboxamide

And agrochemically acceptable salts/isomers/structural isomers/stereoisomers/diastereoisomers/enantiomers/tautomers and n-oxides of those compounds; and component (b) is a compound selected from compounds known for their fungicidal and/or insecticidal activity, is particularly effective in controlling or preventing fungal diseases of useful plants.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366199

Compositions comprising gougerotin and an insecticide

The present invention relates to a composition comprising isolated gougerotin and at least one insecticide in a synergistically effective amount, with the proviso that the insecticide is not gougerotin. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366198

Parasiticidal compositions comprising indole derivatives, methods and uses thereof

The invention relates to oral, topical or injectable compositions for combating liver fluke parasites in mammals, comprising at least one indole derivative active agent. The invention also provides for an improved method for eradicating and controlling liver fluke parasite infections and infestations in a mammal comprising administering the compositions of the invention to the mammal in need thereof.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366197

Symmetrical marinopyrrole derivatives as potential antibiotic agents

Symmetrical marinopyrrole derivatives are disclosed herein, as is a synthetic route for producing these compounds. Also disclosed are methods of using symmetrical marinopyrrole derivatives to treat bacterial pathogens, like mrse, mssa and mrsa.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366196

Microbicidal compositions and methods of production use thereof

Microbicidal compositions that exhibit enhanced microbial efficacy are disclosed, as well as methods of producing and using the microbicidal compositions.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366195

Synthetic lipochitooligosaccharides for improvement of plant growth and yield

The invention provides formulations and methods for improving plant growth and crop yield. More specifically, the present invention relates to compositions comprising the synthetic lco compound tetra-n-acyl-beta-d-methyl-glycoside (tamg) and the related compounds of formula i. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366194

Attractant for flies of the species drosophila suzukii

The present invention is related to the use of compositions comprising an enzymatic hydrolysate of animal cartilage protein, at least one organic acid from an alcoholic fermentation, and water, as attractant for flies of the species drosophila suzukii. Preferably, the animal cartilage is bovine and/or porcine cartilage and the organic acid from an alcoholic fermentation is wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or rice vinegar.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366193

Composition with high antimicrobial activity and low toxicity

Improved synthetic copolypeptide antimicrobials contain cationic amino acid residues and may be based on a blocky sequence. These antimicrobials show low mammalian toxicity and may undergo directed self-assembly. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366192

Non-toxic ant-repelling gel

A natural non-toxic ant-repelling gel is created by combining certain fatty acids with a thickening agent. The gel has the surprising ability to be used safely around food, children and pets, because it is derived from an edible source. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366191

Antimicrobial method by blocking mannitol metabolism and antimicrobial composition containing mannitol metabolic inhibitor

The present invention relates to an antimicrobial method of killing bacteria having a mannitol metabolic pathway by inhibition of a mannitol metabolism, a method of screening a mannitol metabolic inhibitor, and an antimicrobial composition and cosmetic material containing a mannitol metabolic inhibitor. More particularly, the present invention relates to an antimicrobial method targeted at mannitol dehydrogenase such as mannitol-1-phosphate-5-dehydrogenase (m1pdh), a method of screening an inhibitor, and a composition. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366190

Sustained release methods to defeat plant pests

A dilute concentrate for treating vegetation for suppressing fungi thereon, formed from a concentrate having components added in the following sequence fungicide, etoh, and surfactant, at about 1:3:1 weight percent, respectively, and forming supramolecular assemblies comprising surfactant/fungicide/etoh, surfactant/fungicide, and free non-associated fungicide; and a latex/water solution, wherein the supramolecular assemblies in the dilute concentrate now include latex/fungicide/surfactant, latex/fungicide, and free fungicide. Upon drying of a latex film from the dilute concentrate supramolecular assemblies, the composition of the assemblies regulates the release of fungicide from the dried latex film by the formation of active pools with varying water solubility, wherein the surfactant forms supramolecule assemblies with the fungicide via a non-covalent mechanism to produce (i) a composite surfactant/fungicide combination, a fraction of which assembles with the polymerizing latex via a non-covalent mechanism to form additional supramolecular assemblies and (ii) a fungicide/latex combination that is formed by a non-covalent mechanism.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366189

Dry melt coating process and formulation for volatile compounds

This invention is based on surprising results that dry-coat particles using a melt process where the dispersed melted polymer core (for example a linear polyester diol containing dispersed haip) can bead up effectively in a surrounding hydrophobic powder. One good coating powder is identified as organoclay. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366188

Antimicrobial polymers and methods for their production

Antimicrobial or antiseptic polymers may be produced by incorporation of an antimicrobial ingredient into the polymer by grafting, copolymerization, or via a combined antimicrobial/plasticizer ingredient. The polymer may be produced as a masterbatch, or a ready to process polymer for producing antimicrobial products. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366187

Foam formulations and emulsifiable concentrates

The present invention is directed to agricultural formulations containing an agriculturally active ingredient in a suitable solvent system for generating foam containing formulations for application in a furrow in the form of a foam. The agriculturally active ingredient may be an insecticide, a pesticide, a fungicide, an herbicide, a fertilizer, or a combination thereof.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366186

Mectin and milbemycin formulations

The present disclosure describes a formulation including a nanoparticle including a polymer-associated mectin and/or milbemycin compounds with an average diameter of between about 1 nm and about 500 nm; wherein the polymer is a polyelectrolyte, and a dispersant or a wetting agent. The disclosure describes various formulations and formulating agents that can be included in the formulations. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366185

Novel chitin / demineralised dehydrated chitinaceous / crustacean exoskeleton -based formulation containing microbes that generate chitinase / protease enzymes

The invention is a new product where the chitin or demineralised dehydrated chitinaceous/crustacean exoskeleton acts as a substrate for the microbes and also induces the production of chitinase/protease enzymes. The enzymes will act on the chitinaceous exoskeleton of pathogenic insects and fungus providing pesticidal activity. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366184

Method for producing aqueous suspension concentrate formulations

The present invention relates to a method for producing an aqueous suspension concentrate formulation and novel suspension concentrate formulations of the compound of formula i. The method comprises the steps a) to d) as described hereinafter: a) providing an aqueous slurry of the compound of the formula i containing the compound of formula i in the form of coarse particles dispersed in a solution of the at least one surfactant in water; b) comminuting the coarse particles in the slurry of the compound of formula i to obtain an aqueous suspension of the compound of the formula i, wherein the particles of the compound of the formula i have an volume average particle size in the rage from 3 to 10 μm, as determined by light scattering; c) keeping the suspension of step b) at a temperature in the range of 20 to 95° c., d) subjecting the suspension of step c) to a further comminution to obtain an aqueous suspension of the compound of the formula i, wherein the particles of the compound of the formula i have an volume average particle size of below 3 μm, as determined by light scattering.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366183

Organ transporter with tilt and/or shock sensing

A method of perfusing an organ or tissue includes perfusing the organ or tissue with a perfusion apparatus; detecting a condition representing at least one of an attitude of the perfusion apparatus or at least one shock experienced by the perfusion apparatus; and altering perfusion based upon the detected condition and/or recording the detected condition.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366182

Platelet storage methods and compositions for same

Disclosed are compositions and methods for slowing, preventing, or reversing platelet damage, particularly as may occur during blood banking or during refrigeration of platelets. The composition may include one or more of a rac inhibitor, a cdc42 inhibitor, a rhoa inhibitor, or a combination thereof. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366181

Horseshoe

In a horseshoe for the hooves of riding animals, comprising a horseshoe-shaped base body having a running side and a hoof application side, and optionally at least one upstand fixed to the base body, and two rear end parts of the horseshoe, which are movably fixed to the base body via joint connections, the base body forming the running side of the horseshoe and the movably fixed end parts forming parts of the hoof application side, the joint connections are movable relative to each other in the plane of the hoof application side of the horseshoe, and the joint connections are each overlapped on an outer side of the horseshoe by an element exerting a restoring force onto the movable end parts.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366180

Adjustable tubular holding apparatus particularly useful in fishing

An adjustable holding assembly is provided to support a tubular member and includes a base assembly adapted to be mounted to a support surface. The base assembly includes a vertical shaft defining a vertical pivot axis, and a horizontal shaft rotatable about the vertical shaft and defining a horizontal pivot axis. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366179

Dual-bearing reel and clutch mechanism thereof

A clutch mechanism includes a clutch portion and a pinion gear. The pinion gear has an engaging part and a gear part. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366178

Fishing lure with lights

An illuminated fish attractor with water-activated swiveling lights that illuminate the lure and create distinct movement patterns that enhance lure attractiveness to predatory fish, thereby inducing reaction and feeding strikes.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366177

Mite rearing methods

The present invention relates to methods for rearing, storing or shipping predatory mites. The methods comprise contacting a rearing population of predatory mites with a succulent plant or one or more parts thereof; and optionally a nutritional source for said predatory mites.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366176

Component system worm farm

This invention is an apparatus for treating organic matter and/or breeding worms. This invention is a product designed to give an individual the ability to create a worm farm to fit the individual's need, desire, and space. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366175

Humanized il-15 animals

Genetically modified non-human animals comprising a humanized interleukin-15 (il-15) gene. Cells, embryos, and non-human animals comprising a human il-15 gene. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366174

Non-human animals having a humanized programmed cell death 1 gene

Non-human animals, and methods and compositions for making and using the same, are provided, wherein said non-human animals comprise a humanization of a programmed cell death 1 (pdcd1) gene. Said non-human animals may be described, in some embodiments, as having a genetic modification to an endogenous pdcd1 gene so that said non-human animals express a pd-1 polypeptide that includes a human portion and an endogenous portion (e.g., a non-human portion).. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366173

Modular aqaculture system and method of use

A modular aquaculture system and method of use for providing a flexible cost effective system and method for producing aquaculture. The modular aquaculture system and method of use includes aquaculture holding tank for at least facilitating the grow-out of the aquaculture species, at least one oxygenation apparatus operationally couples to each one of the aquaculture holding tanks, and a filter apparatus operationally coupled to the aquaculture holding tanks.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366172

Emersed shellfish storage

The present disclosure relates to emersed shellfish storage. A container support has a surface to support containers. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366171

Multi-stage rationed feeder for ornamental fish

A multi-stage rationed feeder for ornamental fish, comprising a container (1), a container cover assembly (2) and a measuring cup assembly (3). A falling-material receiving cover (23) of the container cover assembly (2) is adapted to a container cover (21), and a buckle position (233) is buckled into a container cover snapping slot (211), such that the falling-material receiving cover (23) is rotatably mounted and connected to the container cover (21). ...

12/24/15 / #20150366170

Methods and matrices for promoting fauna and flora growth

The invention provides a marine infrastructure comprising a concrete matrix having a ph of less than 12 for use in promoting the growth of fauna and flora in aquatic environment, and methods for promoting the growth of fauna and flora in aquatic environment, including endolitic and epilitic flora and endolitic and epilitic anaerobic and aerobic flora and fauna.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366169

Honeybee behavior monitoring sevice and honeybee behavior monitoring system

A honeybee behavior monitoring system, including a honeybee behavior monitoring device positioned in a beehive for counting and recording the in-and-out activity of honeybees near a beehive, wherein the honeybee behavior monitoring device includes a first sensing unit and a second sensing unit for generating sensing signals; a counting unit for recording and determining whether honeybees are entering or departing from the beehive; a transmission unit for transmitting the in-and-out activity count to an external device, wherein each honeybee behavior monitoring device transfers data therebetween via a wireless sensing network, and finally data is transmitted to a rear-end server for storage and subsequent analysis of honeybee behaviors according to the status of counting and recording in each honeybee behavior monitoring device and ambient beehive environmental data or meteorological data, thereby providing accurate in-and-out activity counts to facilitate honeybee behavior studies.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366168

Lantern shaped bird feeder

A bird feeder comprising a seed container, a center tube formed within the seed container, a seed tray, an independently calibrated cartridge spring assembly having a center rod, a spring extending about the center rod with the center rod extending downwardly of said center tube, a cover, and a hanger engaged with an upper portion of the center tube to thereby retain the cover in position, a shroud having a perch member and a central opening therein to permit the lower end of the center rod to pass therethrough, and a retainer secured to the lower end of the spring assembly.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366167

Two-in-one finch bird feeder

A bird feeder is provided having a seed reservoir with a side wall that has at least one seed access opening and an adjustable feed port assembly. The feed port assembly includes a base mounted to the side wall in a fixed relationship thereto and having a central opening in communication with the seed in the reservoir. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366166

Pet monitoring devices

A pet monitoring device 12 to be fitted to a pet 14 that is to be monitored includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a mobile telecommunications network 20. The location of the pet monitoring device 12 can be determined by reference to parameters associated with receipt of a signal 18 transmitted by the transmitter by at least one base station of the mobile telecommunications network 20 so that an authorised user can identify the location of the pet monitoring device.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366165

System and method for treating pets

A system and method for treating pets, the system comprising: a content provider to provide video and audio content adapted for treating a pet; a video and audio output device for playing the video and audio content; and a feedback interface for providing indications to the content provider about behavior of the pet, wherein the content provider is to adapt the provided content according to the received indications. The method comprising playing video and audio content by a video and audio out-put device, the content comprising: an image adapted for treating a pet; and a sound adapted for treating a pet; receiving indications about behavior of the pet; and adapting the played content according to the received indications.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366164

Fly catching animal mask device

A fly catching animal mask device prevents flies and other insects from bothering an animal's eyes. The device includes a mask having at least one eye hole configured to fit on a head of an animal such that the eye hole is positioned around an eye of the animal. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366163

A portable pet drying and washing apparatus

The present invention discloses a pet or animal drying and washing apparatus a two part housing structure with a slidable and removable inner housing shell with guides and an outer housing shell with recesses on their respective side walls so that they can be easily connected together as a single unit and form a heating flow passage there between. The outer shell having inner and outer walls conforming to a contour shape and having support and air channel blocks on a bottom floor to support an inner shell housing having a plurality of slotted vents disposed on side walls and back walls and between bottom floors of the inner and outer shell housings. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366162

Game feeder

A game feeder includes a housing having a cavity, an input aperture, and an output aperture; a base attached to the housing; a spreader below the output aperture; and a motor attached to the feeder and the spreader and configured to rotate the spreader. The feeder can include a varmint guard disposed below the output aperture to restrict varmint access to the spreader and feeder.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366161

Automated rotary milking system

A milking system comprises a rotary milking platform having a plurality of milking stalls, a milking device configured for attachment to the teats of a dairy livestock located in a corresponding milking stall of the rotary milking platform, a robotic device operable to attach the milking device to the teats of the dairy livestock, and a controller. The controller controls the operation of the robotic device based at least in part upon a milking log that stores information regarding the amount of time that has elapsed since the last time the dairy livestock was milked and whether an amount of milk collected from the dairy livestock during a previous time period is less than a predefined threshold associated with the dairy livestock.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366160

Breakable down folding pet crate

A pet crate having a top, a bottom, and a cage between the top and bottom. The cage can be engaged to and disengaged from each of the top and bottom. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366159

Transportable animal care station

A transportable animal care station includes an enclosure and a pair of opposite transport couplers. The enclosure includes a frame and defines a treatment space. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366158

System, method and device for producing strips of spun cheese

A system, method and device for producing strips of spun cheese from a paste of hot cheese that can form a fibrous texture when drawn. The hot cheese paste is drawn in the form of a strip of spun cheese by means of an arrangement of consecutive driving pulleys, in which tangential velocity of each driving pulley is greater than that of the immediately preceding pulley so as to generate a greater tensile force on the strip of cheese as it passes through the consecutive driving pulleys.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366157

Teat treatment method and apparatus

Automatic teat treatment method and apparatus for treatment operations on teats of an animal using a robot apparatus. The method includes initiating automatic detection of spatial teat positions and registering the spatial positions of the detected teats; and deriving a dedicated treating action effective to move the treating device through a dedicated path defined by the registered spatial teat positions and carrying out treatment by moving the treating device through the dedicated path. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366156

Teat treatment method and apparatus

An automatic teat treatment method and apparatus uses a control system and an associated robot apparatus with an arm that carries a treatment apparatus, to establish a treatment operation start time and establish the presence of an animal at a treatment location, and then (i) initiate detection of a spatial teat position of a first teat, (ii) register the spatial position, (iii) derive a dedicated teat-treating action, (iv) carry out the teat-treating action, and (v) successively repeat the initiating, registering, deriving, and treating steps once in respect of each teat until all teats are treated, where, when after the start time, a predefined point in time is passed before any of the preceding steps is completed, the method is interrupted and a default treating action for treating all remaining untreated teats is derived and carried out by the treatment apparatus and thereafter the robot arm is retracted.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366155

System and method for determining whether to operate a robot in conjunction with a rotary milking platform based on detection of a milking claw

A system comprises a robotic arm operable to extend between the legs of a dairy livestock located in a milking stall of a rotary milking platform, a camera operable to generate an image signal corresponding to a rear of the dairy livestock, and a controller communicatively coupled to the robotic arm and the camera. The controller determines whether a milking claw is attached to the teats of the dairy livestock by receiving the image signal generated by the camera and processing the image signal. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366154

Breeding, production, processing and use of specialty cannabis

The invention provides compositions and methods for the breeding, production, processing and use of specialty cannabis.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366153

New tomato variety nun 09068 tof

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of tomato, nun 09068 tof.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366152

Solanum lycopersicum plants having pink fruits

The present invention relates to cultivated plant of the species solanum lycopersicum comprising a myb12 allele having one or more mutations, said mutations resulting in production of a mutant myb12 protein, fruits of such plants exhibiting a pink appearance.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366151

Zantedeschia variety gscccafi

Zantedeschia variety designated gscccafi is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of zantedeschia gscccafi, to the plants of zantedeschia gscccafi, to plant parts of zantedeschia gscccafi, and to methods for producing a zantedeschia plant produced by crossing zantedeschia gscccafi with itself or with another zantedeschia. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366150

Indoor/outdoor hydroponic nutrient delivery system for plants

The embodiments herein provide a hydroponic system having a self-contained reservoir. The system comprises, a plurality of plastic pipes, a plurality of plant receivers, a plurality of angled joints, a plurality of t-fitting/connectors, a plurality of pipe caps, a customizable water pipe, an adjustable pipe brace, and an electrical pump. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366149

Method and apparatus to improve crop yields and increase irrigation efficiency in agriculture

An irrigation control system is described for optimizing water used for growing crops. The irrigation control system uses a moisture sensor to measure soil moisture by measuring directly the relative phase velocities of different modes of propagation along a metallic structure mounted to a dielectric substrate. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366148

Plant support

A plant support comprises two or more vertically elongated closed looped members which are rotationally spaced around a common vertical axis and connected to each other at the upper end and the lower end of the plant support. The plant support comprises an above-ground section and a relatively shorter in-ground section which is inserted into a planting hole or plant pot before soil is added and a plant is placed inside the plant support. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366147

Aquatic cultivation method for woody and drought-tolerant plants

An aquatic cultivation method for woody and drought-tolerant plants creates a symbiotic system of stable structure by steps of: (1) placing a seed in a pan for three to four weeks to grow an aquatic plant; (2) taking the aquatic plant out of the pan and removing dirt; (3) dipping the dirt-free aquatic plant into a beaker filled with a cultural liquid of somatotropic hormone for two to three hours; (4) taking out the aquatic plant and placing it into a container; (5) filling a substance into the container for securing the aquatic plant placed inside; (6) positioning the container on a water tank filled with water that the root of the aquatic plant can contact the water surface; and (7) completing cultivation when the root of the aquatic plant naturally extending into the water as adopted to an aquatic environment inside the water tank through time.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366146

System for providing beneficial insects or mites

There is provided a system suitable for providing beneficial insects or mites in a protected cropping environment. A carrier ribbon (8) is provided with a plurality of sachets (10) carried on the ribbon. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366145

Rapid deployment plant protector

A rapid deployment plant protector having a polygonal umbrella cover having closed sleeves on a first side, open sleeves on an opposing side, and connection structure for joining an edge of a first of said polygonal umbrella cover with an edge of an adjoining polygonal umbrella cover; an umbrella hub; a plurality of cover stays corresponding in number to the number of said sleeves; and a vertical support on which said umbrella hub is disposed.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366144

Adjustable planter disk

An adjustable planter disk comprised of a circular disk constructed of a single resin composite sheet is disclosed. The sheet has a first terminating end that overlaps, or partially overlaps, a second terminating end. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366143

Green horticultural therapy apparatus

A horticultural therapy apparatus is accessible to a practitioner who occupies a wheelchair. The horticultural therapy apparatus presents a raised and stable working surface that can be easily accessed by a person in a wheelchair or by a person otherwise operating with impaired or limited mobility.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366142

A cutting tool and a method for plants grafting

Grafting tools for use in agriculture, nurseries, or horticulture, that ensure the sterile cutting of the plant during grafting operations and that prevent the spreading of diseases through the blade, are described.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366141

Apparatus, system and method for producing fungi for use in a ecosystem

An apparatus, system and method for producing fungi for use in an ecosystem provides a production substrate and a spawn substrate that can be combined on demand to cultivate fungi and fungi byproducts. The substrates go through a systematic process by which they are prepared, positioned in separate sections of the vessel, sanitized, inoculated with a fungi culture, and finally combined at la later time and place demand by cutting the seal. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366140

Clean grain elevator paddles for a combine harvester

A grain paddle for a clean grain elevator of a combine harvester. The paddle includes a substantially rigid body with a planar portion having ends disposed distal and proximal to an elevator chain of the combine harvester. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366139

Combine harvester having a feederhouse

A combine harvester (10) has a feederhouse assembly (20) that comprises a housing (62). The housing (62) contains feederhouse rollers (64, 80), about which an endless conveying element (82) circulates. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366138

Hybrid crop stripper band for a crop pick-up

A stripper band for a crop pick-up includes a u-shaped plastic body having an upper leg and upper bight portion reinforced by a sheet metal strap so as to stiffen the band for being able to withstand downward forces applied by heavy windrows of crop being picked up and conveyed over a top surface of the band. The sheet metal strap has upstanding bosses located about upper rear mounting holes against which clamping forces are directed when securing the band to the pick-up frame. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366137

A robotic work tool system and method comprising a charging station

A robotic work tool system (200), comprising a charging station (210), a boundary wire (250), a signal generator (240) for generating and transmitting a signal through said boundary wire (250) for demarcating a work area (205) and for generating a magnetic field (265) for guiding a robotic work tool (100) to said charging station (210), said robotic work tool (100) being configured to detect a magnetic field strength of the magnetic field (265) in the work area (205), direct itself towards an increasing magnetic field strength, determine that the robotic work tool (100) is unable to reach the charging station (210), inform the robotic work tool system (200) accordingly, whereby the robotic work tool system (200) is configured to adapt a current level of the signal generating the magnetic field (365).. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366136

Harvesting apparatus utilizing pressurized fluid

A harvesting apparatus having a frame to be advanced over an area in which a crop is grown and a harvesting assembly on the frame configured to process severed crop. The harvesting assembly is configured to advance severed crop laterally to a delivery location between the laterally spaced sides of the frame and to and through a feed housing. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366135

Harvesting apparatus utilizing pressurized fluid

A harvesting apparatus having a frame and a harvesting assembly on the frame configured to accommodate severed crop as the frame is advanced. A fluid delivery system causes pressurized fluid to be discharged in discrete streams each with a component that is directed to at least one of: a) facilitate severance of crop; and b) cause severed crop to be advanced rearwardly in relationship to the frame to a location for further processing. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366134

System and method for calibrating alignment of agricultural vehicles

A control system for an agricultural vehicle includes a controller configured to calibrate alignment of a conveyor outlet of the agricultural vehicle with a storage compartment by receiving a first signal from a user interface indicative of alignment of the conveyor outlet with a first desired point on the storage compartment, determining a first position of the storage compartment relative to the agricultural vehicle upon receiving the first signal, receiving a second signal from the user interface indicative of alignment of the conveyor outlet with a second desired point on the storage compartment, diagonally opposite the first desired point, determining a second position of the storage compartment relative to the agricultural vehicle upon receiving the second signal, and establishing a bounding rectangle having a first corner at the first desired point and a second corner at the second desired point based on the first position and the second position.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366133

Brush cutter

A brush cutter includes a frame rod, a front end housing fixedly mounted to a front end of the frame rod, a cutting blade mounted on a support shaft within the front end housing, a rear end housing fixedly mounted to a rear end of the frame rod, an electric motor mounted within the rear end housing for rotation of the cutting blade, and a source of power supply for supplying electric power to the motor. In the brush cutter, a plurality of rechargeable battery packs adapted to use in electric power tools are used as the source of power supply for the motor.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366132

Blade for cutting grasses in general

The invention relates to a blade for cutting grasses in general, consisting of a part (1) which is mounted, via the opening (2), on the driving axle of a cutting or scrub clearing machine, said part including at least two small blades (4), each having a sharp front edge determining the leading or cutting edge (5) that extends outwards in a curved outer section (5′), while opposite the leading edge (5), there is a rear trailing edge (6) in the form of a propeller aileron, for producing an air flow during the rotation, that generates the ejection of the cut material and suction-lifts the material to be cut.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366131

Trimmer head with pivoting posts

A fixed-line rotary trimmer head is provided having pivoting posts (line holding mechanisms) which allow folded strips of trimmer line to pivot out of the way when impacting stones, metal posts and the like to reduce wear and tear on the line and reduce line breakage, the trimmer line is loaded from the underside of the trimmer head and follows an approximate 90 degree curvilinear channel so that the distal ends of the line extend out the side of the trimmer head for use, the trimmer head also comprises means for pushing the trimmer line partially out of the channel for ease of use and for removal of unused trimmer line.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366130

A robotic work tool configured for improved turning in a slope, a robotic work tool system, and a method for use in the robot work tool

Robotic work tool (100) configured for improved turning in a slope (s), said robotic work tool comprising a slope detector (190), at least one magnetic field sensor (170), a controller (110), and at least two driving wheels (130″), the robotic work tool (100) being configured to detect a boundary wire (250) and in response thereto determine if the robotic work tool (100) is in a slope (s), and if so, perform a turn by rotating each wheel (130″) at a different speed thereby reducing a risk of the robotic work tool (100) getting stuck.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366129

Auto mowing system

A robotic mowing system that includes a station and a robotic mower. The robotic mower has a controller and a memorizer, the memorizer stores a working procedure, and after receiving a start command input by a user, the controller executes the working procedure, so as to control the robotic mower to automatically and repeatedly mow and return to the station to be charged until the controller receives a stop command. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366128

Mower deck cleaning system and method

A lawn mower deck cleaning system and method is provided for cleaning mower decks and other interior surfaces that become layered with debris over time. The cleaning system comprises an elongated conduit affixed to the mower deck that provides a means of communicating a solid material from a hopper directly into the mower deck interior. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366127

Active system for optimization and plugging avoidance of seed/fertilizer in transport conducts

An agricultural implement has a product supply chamber, and a pair of transversely extending product delivering booms, each with a plurality of conduits of varying lengths terminating in product distributing nozzles. A fan supplies air to a mixing chamber which also receives product from the supply chamber providing an air entrained flow of product to each conduit. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366126

Long distance electronic load sense signal communication for implement control

An agricultural system including a tractor and an implement powered by the tractor. The implement having a plurality of hydraulic fluid using devices, at least one transducer, and a communications means. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366125

Combination c-shaped spring and system

A c-spring contains an inner spring that is spaced apart from the outer primary spring. In one example usage, the upper and lower legs of the c-spring have rear regions respectively configured for being mounted to a tubular frame tool frame member of a ground working implement, such as a disk, and to a bearing housing.. ...

12/24/15 / #20150366124

Arrangement for the control of a device interface of an agricultural work vehicle

An arrangement for the control of a device interface of an agricultural work vehicle includes a control unit of the work vehicle, which is connected, in a controlling manner, with an external power actuator for the adjustment of the position of the device interface, and a portable computer with input and a processor which has a wireless communication connection with the control unit and on which software was downloaded, which makes possible control of the actuator by the input, via the processor and the control unit.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366123

An agricultural wheel

A ground driven agricultural wheel for use as a press wheel or press harrow comprising a helical coil having a first end, a second end and windings therebetween, the coil having spring characteristics to allow sufficient flexure and relative movement between the windings, wherein the first and second ends are mounted to a hub assembly.. . ...

12/24/15 / #20150366122

Multifunctional digging tool

The invention relates to a dual-function tool, i.e. Having two interchangeable tools, one providing a shovel function and the other providing a fork function, both suitable for digging the ground. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359429

Wireless patient monitoring device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The present invention discloses an evaporative cooling clothing system for reducing body temperature of a wearer of the clothing system. The clothing system may include a clothing article for covering the wearer and a liquid reservoir for storing liquid. <0.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A device for obtaining physiological information of a medical patient and wirelessly transmitting the obtained physiological information to a wireless receiver.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359428

Wearable device assembly having antenna

A wrist-worn device monitors movements of a user. A sensor assembly of the wrist-worn device is configured to detect movement of the user and generate sensor data based on the movement detected. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359427

Optic characteristic measuring system and method

The invention teaches a method, apparatus and system for measuring bio-medical attributes of the eye, such as internal or intraocular pressure. The invention enables taking measurements of the relative location of various surfaces of components of the eye under different conditions. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359426

Procedural optical coherence tomography (oct) for surgery and related methods

Methods for performing a surgical procedure using optical coherence tomography (oct) are provided. The method includes orienting the subject for the surgical procedure, wherein orienting comprises imaging a region of the subject that contains a structure having a known orientational asymmetry, testing the image for the presence and location of the structure, and confirming correct orientation of the subject using the oct image of the structure having the known orientational asymmetry; obtaining at least one image of the surgical region of the subject using oct and constructing an initial structural view of the surgical region; computing at least one clinical parameter relevant as an end point for assessing the outcome of the surgical procedure using data derived from the oct image; periodically assessing a surgical process and monitoring clinical outcomes related to the surgical procedure using changes to the oct-derived structural view of the surgical region oct or the changes to the computed clinical parameters derived from the at least an oct image; determining if a surgical plan for the surgical procedure needs modification based on the periodic assessment and/or monitoring; modifying the surgical plan for the surgical procedure if it is determined modification is needed; and repeatedly assessing and monitoring, determining and modifying until it is determined that modification is not needed.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359425

Focusing algorithm in oct-only systems

In an oct system, the autocorrelation signal depends only on the strength of the signal in the object arm scattered back from a patient's retina and is a result of different reflections from different layers of the retina interfering with each other. The strength of the autocorrelation signal depends on how well focused the system is. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359424

Ophthalmic apparatus

An ophthalmic apparatus (2) for measuring an ocular function in a non-contact manner, comprising two or more independent z alignment detection systems (11, 12) for projecting an alignment light to an eye to be examined and detects a z alignment position of the eye to be examined based on a reflection light from the eye to be examined and a control unit (56) for controlling an alignment, wherein the two or more z alignment detection systems are adapted to have different magnifications, wherein the two or more z alignment detection systems project the reflection light from the eye to be examined to a common photodetection element (36) and the control unit is adapted to execute a coarse z alignment based on a signal obtained by a z alignment detection system with a low magnification among the signals obtained from the photodetection element and to execute a precise z alignment based on a signal obtained by a z alignment detection system with a high magnification.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359423

Trial frame and method for measuring key parameter thereof

A trial frame includes a trial frame body and at least one measurement subject having a visual invariant geometric characteristic. The trial frame body has at least one key parameter. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359422

Endoscope objective optical system

Where iw is a maximum image height in underwater observation, ft is a focal distance of an entire objective optical system in observation in the air, ia is a maximum image height capable of transmitting a principal ray in the observation in the air, and dl1, rl1a, and fl1 are an outer diameter, a radius of curvature of an object side surface, and a focal distance, respectively of the first lens.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359421

Gas supply and liquid supply apparatus

A gas supply and liquid supply apparatus includes a first fluid pipe which is provided in an endoscope, the first fluid pipe supplying a first fluid, a second fluid pipe which is provided in the endoscope together with the first fluid pipe, the second fluid pipe supplying a second fluid, and a confluence pipe which is provided in a substantially cylindrical distal end part of an insertion part of the endoscope. The confluence pipe includes a first communication part which is communicated with the first fluid pipe and has a bent shape, a second communication part which is communicated with the second fluid pipe and has a bent shape, and a confluence part in which the first communication part and the second communication part are brought together.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359420

Endoscope and method of manufacturing endoscope

An imaging unit at a tip end portion of an insertion section has a board on which the image pickup device is installed, a cable through which a signal is input to and output from the board, and a ground bar which is provided so as to protrude from the surface of the board and is connected to a ground of the board. In a distal portion of the cable on the imaging unit side, a shield part is connected to the ground of the board through the ground bar and a core line is directly assembled on the board. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359419

Object insertion system

An object insertion system includes an insertion portion, a first information generator, a storage unit, a second information calculator and an output unit. The first information generator includes at least one sensor and is configured to generate first information indicating at least one of an insertion state and an operation state of the insertion portion in a body cavity. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359418

Endoscope, particularly for minimally invasive surgery

Three-dimensional detection of an interior space of a body is performed by an endoscope in which a projection device projects a color pattern onto a region of the interior space and a detecting device detects an image of the color pattern projected onto the region. The projection and detection devices are positioned at least in part in a distal end region of an elongate endoscope extent. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359417

Articulating torqueable hollow device

An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359416

Integrated steering device

The present invention discloses a steering device for use in a body lumen of a patient. The steering device comprises a flexible tube; a plurality of spaced-apart elements positioned along at least a portion of the tube; wherein the plurality of spaced-apart elements and the tube form a single integrated unit; and at least two steering wires having at least a portion passing through the spaced-apart elements and at least a portion passing within the tube. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359415

Endoscope control unit with braking system

A control unit that includes a braking system for fixing the position of an endoscope tip is provided. The control system includes an up-down control knob and a right-left control knob. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359414

Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion

A system for advancing an instrument along an arbitrary path includes a flexible and steerable instrument and an electronic memory configured to store a three-dimensional model of the path, the three-dimension model being generated based on signals from the instrument as it traverses along the path. The system further includes an electronic motion controller logically coupled to the electronic memory, wherein the electronic motion controller is configured to automatically control the instrument to traverse the path based on the three dimensional model.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359413

Color reduction in images of an interior of a human body

Apparatus and methods are described including apparatus (21) for capturing and processing a color video of an interior of a body of a human subject (20). The apparatus (21) includes a medical scope imaging device (22) configured to capture the video, and a medical image processing system (24), which includes a memory (26) and a processor (28). ...

12/17/15 / #20150359412

Household appliance with bulk unit-dose dispenser and method of controlling the same

A household appliance, such as dishwasher, includes a bulk unit-dose dispenser configured to hold multiple unit doses of treating chemistry and dispense the treating chemistry at the appropriate time in a cycle of operation. The bulk unit-dose dispenser can include a multiple compartments moveable along a track, and the compartments can be sequentially moved into registry with a dispensing opening of the appliance.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359411

Dishwasher

A control method for a dishwasher that includes a spray arm, a sump configured to provide a space where washing water is stored and to collect washing water sprayed from the spray arm, a housing configured to connect the sump and the spray arm, a heater located in the housing, an impeller located in the housing and above the heater, and a motor configured to rotate the impeller, is described. The control method includes the actions of supplying washing water to the sump; rotating the impeller by supplying electricity to the motor; measuring an amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller; and heating washing water located in the housing by operating the heater based on the amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller being greater than or equal to a preset reference amount.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359410

Dishwasher diverter valves with continuous calibration

Diverter valves and associated dishwashers with continuous calibration are provided. An example dishwasher includes a diverter valve assembly. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359409

Dishwasher

A dishwasher includes a tub to provide a wash space, a first rack located inside the tub to receive a washing object and a second rack located below the first rack, a flow path tower provided at the second rack to eject wash water to the first rack, an ejection arm including a chamber for introduction of wash water, a first flow path in communication with the chamber, and second and third flow paths in communication with the chamber to eject wash water to the second rack and separated from each other, a tower separable coupler provided inside the ejection arm to connect the first flow path to the flow path tower when wash water is supplied to the first flow path, and a flow path switcher provided inside the chamber to selectively open the first, second and third flow paths according to a pressure inside the chamber.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359408

Spray arm assembly for dishwasher appliance

A spray arm assembly includes a spray arm including a plurality of branches connected to each other and arrayed about a center point, each of the plurality of branches defining a passage therethrough and an aperture in fluid communication with the passage. The center point defines a spray arm central axis. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359407

Washing machine, components thereof and methods of cleaning

A method of cleaning a washing machine and components and systems for enabling a user to clean the washing machine are provided. The method includes gaining access to debris that is trapped in otherwise inaccessible and/or concealed areas and/or directing debris out of inaccessible and/or concealed areas. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359406

Domestic appliance

A domestic appliance includes a housing, a base support configured to support the housing on a floor, and a communication module configured to send and/or receive data wirelessly. The communication module is disposed within the base support, with the base support being made of plastic, at least in an area adjacent to the communication module.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359405

Dishwasher and control method thereof

A control method of a dishwasher that includes at least two flow paths having different flow rates, a chamber having communication holes that each communicate with a respective flow path, a water supply pump configured to supply washing water to the chamber through an impeller rotated by a motor, and a flow path switching unit located within the chamber and configured to sequentially open the communication holes is described. The control method includes the actions of measuring an amount of current supplied to the motor while the motor rotates the impeller to supply washing water to the chamber, and determining a position of the flow path switching unit by comparing the amount of current supplied to the motor with reference current amounts that are each designated as an amount of current supplied to the motor when the motor rotates the impeller to supply washing water to the respective flow path.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359404

Cleaning tool

To provide a cleaning tool exhibiting excellent cleaning effectiveness. The present invention relates to a cleaning tool comprising a cleaning sheet, and a holding tool for holding said cleaning sheet. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359403

Cleaning tool

To provide a cleaning tool exhibiting excellent cleaning effectiveness. The present invention relates to a cleaning tool comprising a cleaning sheet, and a holding tool for holding said cleaning sheet. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359402

Floor mop

A mop assembly with flexible ear portions and/or an elastically deformable ring member and/or a generally concave front peripheral portion, which creates an open pocket that helps to maintain floor debris in front of the mop as the mop is moved across the floor.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359401

Floor mop with collapsible flexible bag reservoir

A mop assembly including a mop handle and a mop head mountable on the mop handle and a spray head mounted on the mop handle or the mop head and a collapsible flexible bag reservoir filled with liquid that is removably mountable on the mop head or the mop handle and a liquid pump assembly adapted to pump liquid from the collapsible flexible bag reservoir to the spray head.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359400

Nonwoven fabric

A nonwoven fabric is suitable for human cleansing and cosmetic wiper application. This nonwoven fabric exhibits high absorption, retention and release of liquid such as water and chemical solutions, excellent bulkiness and softness with good texture and reduced skin irritation, and high wiping ability. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359399

Cleaning article

A microfiber cloth cut and shaped to match the area of the back end section of a necktie (specifically covering the necktie's “tipping”) that may include multiple layers, attached temporarily to the necktie by a magnet or other mechanism, enabling use of the invention on a necktie without risk of permanent damage or alteration to the necktie. The invention provides the wearer with immediate access to a method of cleaning the surface of any item whose surface is susceptible to accumulating dust, oil or grease.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359398

Floor washing-drying machine with a scraping device

A washing-drying machine including a scraping device including a reversible fastening system of scraping blades. The reversible fastening system makes it possible to apply the scraping blades to the scraping device in a simple and safe way and as simply to remove them to clean them or replace them when worn out through a flexible fastening mechanism including holes for engaging with support elements provided on the scraping device, and including at least an elastic end portion with a slot for engaging with the undercut of a corresponding locking element, formed in the proximity of end portions of the support.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359397

Floor cleaning machine

A floor cleaning machine having a movable adjustment element, a suction foot, a cleaning head and a drive. The adjustment element is coupled to the cleaning head, the suction foot and the drive. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359396

Vacuum cleaner

A cleaner including a case, a brush provided in the case so that the brush rotates to sweep foreign matter, a dust removal unit including a bar-type body and a dusting part directly extending from the bar-type body. The dust removal unit is moveable between a first position where the dusting part contacts the brush and a second position where the dusting part is separated from the brush. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359395

Vacuum brush drive

A vacuum cleaner is described, the vacuum cleaner having a vacuum head with a housing, a suction port, a motor, and a brush. The brush is connected to a drive pully, the motor has a motor pinion, and a belt extends from the motor pinion to the drive pulley the belt having teeth with a rounded profile.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359394

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner comprising a cyclonic separating apparatus including a dirty air inlet, a main body connected to the cyclonic separating apparatus and a motor and fan unit for generating an airflow through the cyclonic separating apparatus from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, wherein the cyclonic separating apparatus includes at least a first cyclonic cleaning stage and an elongate filter arranged fluidly downstream from the first cyclonic cleaning stage, the elongate filter being housed in a duct at least partially surrounded by the first cleaning stage, and wherein the filter comprises an inlet portion and a filter portion defining a generally tubular filter chamber, the inlet portion including one or more radially facing inlets to permit air to flow into the inlet portion in a radial direction from where the air flows from the inlet portion to the filter chamber in an axial direction.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359393

Anti-bacterial wet-paper shield toilet seat covers

As a result of market testing the prototype on the job, in school, in the park, and at the gas station, there is no doubt that anti-bacterial wet-paper shield toilet seat covers serve as a reliable sanitary barrier between the unsanitary environment of public toilet seats and the bare skin of the person using the toilet. When used as directed, anti-bacterial wet-paper shield toilet seat covers provide a comfortable and protective sanitary surface to sit on while using public toilets, as well as a peace-of-mind in knowing the extra measures that have been taken. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359392

Elevated seat assembly and method

An elevated seat assembly for a toilet bowl has a stiff platform adapted to (a) rest atop said bowl, and (b) attach to the rear of the bowl. The assembly also has a compressible, raised seat that is releasably attached to the stiff platform. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359391

Dispenser for generating ozone containing fluid

A dispenser for generating ozone containing fluid comprising: drawing atmospheric air into an air compartment, generating ozone within the air compartment from air in the air compartment by conversion within the compartment of oxygen in the air within the compartment into ozone to form ozonated air, discharging the ozonated air from the air compartment, mixing the ozonated discharged air with a flowable fluid to form an ozonated fluid-air mixture, and passing the ozonated fluid-air mixture out a discharge outlet. Preferably, the method is carried out in a dispenser utilizing a piston pump to draw air through a corona discharge ozone generator and to draw liquid from a liquid reservoir and simultaneously pass both the ozonated air and liquid through a foam generator to generate foam.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359390

Foot support

The foot support includes a sloped draining surface, a non-skid base, and a number of sides connecting the sloped draining surface to the non-skid base.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359389

Bathtub for children

The bathtub for children (1) includes a plastic basin (2), provided to contain water to bathe a young child therein, including a newborn or an infant. In order to keep the bathwater warm effectively, while providing that the bathtub for children is easy to manufacture and use, the novel bathtub provides that a wall, in particular the bottom (4), of the basin is provided with heat release elements (10), suitable for returning the previously-accumulated heat to the water contained in the basin.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359388

Free flow control dispenser device and method

Wherein the dispensing mechanism releases a portion of the dry food, with the portion being determined by a user as a function of time the turnable free flow valve is held at the opening angle.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359387

Utensil retractor

A utensil retracting device is described that can assist with serving food and storing a utensil used for serving the food. For example, the utensil retracting device can be secured to a part of a food service area and can also be secured to a utensil that can be used for serving food. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359386

Easy butter maker

This invention consists of an easy butter maker for preparing infused butter and oils. It consists of 3 components, which are an upper pot, filter and lower pot. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359385

Grill and smoker convertible configuration device and method

A grill converter device may include a plurality of cover sections. Each cover section may be removably connected to each other cover section by a plurality of fasteners. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359384

Baked food apparatus and method

A method and apparatus for baking and displaying multiple cupcakes having a merged top surface allowing them to be decorated with a single shared decoration. The baking apparatus may have an upper pan part and a lower pan part. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359383

Kitchen appliance coated by dot method and method of preparing the same

Provided are a kitchen appliance coated by a dot method including a primer coating layer formed on a surface of the kitchen appliance, and a dot layer formed in a dot shape on a surface of the primer coating layer by repetitive point spraying a coating solution of dot particles, wherein the dot particles are individually adhered to the primer coating layer by the point spraying to form a surface, the dot particles has an average diameter of 5 μm to 10 mm when being adhered to the primer coating layer by the point spraying, an area ratio of the dot layer to the primer coating layer is in a range of 60% to 98%, the dot layer is spattered by a point spraying method in which the dot layer is formed by overlapping 0 to 20 layers of the dot particles, various colors of the dot layer are obtained by simultaneously or individually point spraying through a plurality of nozzles respectively including coating solutions of various colors, and a liquid component of the dot particles point sprayed in a form of a liquid is dried during drying to be separated into the individual dot particle to cause irregularities at an upper end portion of the dot layer in view of the entire dot layer, and a method of preparing the kitchen appliance.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359382

Coffee machine for measured cup filling

A professional coffee machine for bars, adapted to provide for the measured filling of cups according to the specific preference of the customer for a normal, a short or a long coffee.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359381

Automatic coffee maker and method of brewing coffee

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for brewing coffee. In one example, a method of brewing coffee includes delivering a predetermined amount of water from a reservoir to a heater, heating the predetermined amount of water with the heater to form heated water, delivering the predetermined amount of the heated water from the heater to a brew basket containing ground coffee, and soaking the ground coffee with the predetermined amount of the heated water for a predetermined period of time to enable the heated water delivered to the brew basket to presoak the ground coffee contained in brew basket prior delivering a remaining amount of water from to the quantity of water to the brew basket to complete the brewing cycle.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359380

Coffee maker and brewing method

An automatic coffee grind and brew device includes separate and independently controlled water heating elements for heating one or two servings sizes. The system maintains the water and coffee grounds in full contact at recommended brewing temperatures for the entire duration of the brewing cycle and uses real time water temperature feedback to operate the water heating elements in a manner that maintains the recommended brewing temperature during the entire duration of the brewing cycle. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359379

Selectively sealable liner for a vessel

A beverage system may include a beverage maker, a vessel, and a liner assembly. The liner assembly may comprise a liner configured for the vessel, an integrated closure mechanism, a flexible tube; and a cuff having an interlock surface. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359378

Automatic coffee maker and method of preparing a brewed beverage

A beverage system is provided including a housing having a water outlet. A water reservoir is mounted to the housing. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359377

Single cup beverage maker and method of using same

A single cup brewer for use with a single cup brewer filter basket includes a base and a housing connected to and extending upward from the base and has a single cup filter basket zone and includes an actuator for securing the filter basket in the zone.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359376

Container for a beverage-preparation device having a flexible conveying element

A container for a beverage-preparation device includes a storage chamber for pulverulent material, a discharge opening in a chamber wall, a conveying element which extends in a direction of transport, adjoins the opening, is rotatable about a longitudinal axis and is situated in the chamber, and a dispensing duct which adjoins the opening, is situated at least partly outside the chamber, has a predetermined diameter and a longitudinal direction which runs at an angle with respect to the transport direction, the conveying element extending at least substantially as far as the dispensing duct. A flexible elongate scraping member is rotatably connected to the conveying element by its first end and extends in the longitudinal direction from the conveying element into the dispensing duct. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359375

Pressurized beverage maker

A pressurized beverage making system comprises a reservoir, a heater in thermal connection with the reservoir, an air pump selectively fluidly connected to the reservoir, an outlet tube extending from an interior of the reservoir to a hot water outlet, and a vent valve. The vent valve comprises (1) a first position that defines a first flow path for air in the reservoir to escape the interior chamber of the reservoir via the vent valve and first flow path, and (2) a second position that closes the first flow path and defines a second flow path from the air pump to the interior chamber of the reservoir. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359374

Automatic coffee maker and method of preparing a brewed beverage

An automated beverage brewing apparatus is provided including a controller for identifying a volume of bloom water and a bloom time for preparing a brewed beverage. A user interface provides at least one input to the controller. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359373

Method of manufacturing a phylactery and a phylactery manufactured thereby

A method of manufacturing a phylactery, the method including providing an initial stage phylactery workpiece formed of animal skin, cutting the initial stage phylactery workpiece to define a second stage phylactery workpiece, the cutting including forming at least outline cut lines, interior cut lines and incised lines, and folding the second stage phylactery workpiece along at least some of the incised lines to define the phylactery.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359372

Mailbox remote control system

Disclosed is a mailbox remote control system comprising: a mailbox comprising a mailbox body having a mail slot, an mail slot opening and closing device which opens and closes the mail slot, a mail recognition unit provided to the mailbox body in order to recognize mail, a control unit for controlling the operation of the mail slot opening and closing device according to the results recognized by the mail recognition unit; and a control server for managing and processing information on the mail collected in the mailbox and transmitting, to a mailbox administer terminal, information on the collected mail and the mailbox of a corresponding mailbox.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359371

Mail notification device

A mail notification device to alert when mail is received comprising a housing, where the housing includes a top and a base; an attachment means below the base, where the attachment means secures the housing within a mailbox; a sensor within the top of the housing, where the sensor sends an alert when mail is detected within the mailbox; and a handheld wireless communication device, where the handheld wireless communication device receives the alert thereby informing a user that mail is present within the mailbox.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359370

Adjustable mailbox

An adjustable mailbox is provided. The adjustable mailbox may include post having an inner post and an outer post. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359369

Accessories rack

Implementations of an accessories rack are provided. In some implementations, the accessories rack may comprise a first stem connecting a first support base and a second support base, a hook connected to the top of the first support base, and a second stem connected to the bottom of the second support base. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359368

An improved tray

The present invention relates to an improved carrying tray comprising: a substantially planar surface having a top surface and bottom surface; and a handle placed within a cavity at the underside of the bottom surface, wherein the cavity is adapted to receive and retain the handle so that said handle does not extend from the bottom surface of the tray, and wherein the handle is easily pulled into an open-position to embrace the user's palm and provide improved control for carrying said tray, and easily returns into the cavity and back to a close-position when the user removes his palm.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359367

Tray handling systems

A serving tray system includes a serving tray and a handle. A magnetic member and a release member are supported by the handle. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359366

Protective sleeve for a bottle

A protective sleeve for a bottle described herein comprises an insulative layer fitted to a semi rigid support clip. The support clip itself has a ring shaped upper portion and a plurality of fingers that engage a bottle that is inserted into the protective sleeve. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359365

Universal lid for drinking cups

A lid for drinking cups includes: a unitary body including a spout and a hood formed of silicone, the hood including a cylindrical portion configured to completely surround and cover the top rim on a variety of different size drinking cups preventing liquids from spilling out, wherein the hood includes a plurality of circumferentially disposed grips in the form of ridges and valleys.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359364

Activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system

An activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system for a beverage container including a cap that couples with the beverage container, a processor, a timer and at least one activity level sensor, such as an inclinometer, coupled with the processor. The activity level sensor detects container orientation. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359363

Compartmentalized beverage container

A nutritional system for oral hydration can include a container and two or more compartments in the container. One compartment can contain pure water and another compartment configured can contain a substance other than pure water. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359362

Container cap with toy decoration

The present invention is provided an interesting container cap with toy decoration that not only can prevent the beverage from out of the cup, but also can catch anyone's eyes with effects of entertainment and decoration, the technical scheme of the present invention is a container cap with toy decoration comprises a cap matched with a container; a concave part positioned at a circle center of the cap; a seat corresponding to the concave part; and a toy disposed on a surface of the seat and connected therewith; the seat is provided with a plurality of convex blocks arranged on outside while the concave part is provided with a vertical slot and a horizontal slot, which are arranged in the wall of concave part corresponding to the convex blocks and connected with each other; the seat is fixed in the concave part by inserting and moving the convex blocks from the vertical slot into the horizontal slot and vice versa.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359361

Device-compatible dinnerware

This invention represents a new category of dinnerware. The invention is configured to be compatible with, and enable insertion and use of, a smart phone or other electronic device, or other source of dynamic content, under or within the body of the dinnerware or in an appendage or attachment to be visible to the user.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359360

Foldable insert for flower vases

A foldable, cylinder-shaped or truncated cone-shaped insert with two planar surfaces for a flower vase for accommodating flowers and water. The insert is made of at least one waterproof material, and a compressible water reservoir is provided on one of the planar surfaces of the insert.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359359

Drawer device and medium transaction device

A drawer device. The drawer device includes a casing including a specific internal space, a unit that adopts a pulled out state by being pulled out forward from a housed state of being housed in the casing, a subunit on a front face of the unit that adopts an open state in which the unit interior is open to the outside by swinging in an opening direction, and adopts a closed state in which the unit interior is closed off from the outside by swinging in a closing direction, and a push-in restriction section that restricts movement of the unit toward the casing when the unit is moved toward the casing with the subunit still in the open state. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359358

Product merchandising system

A variable shelf organizer system for displaying merchandise thereon including a roller glide floor member, a standard track glide floor member, a plurality of removably adjustable divider members and a front wall member. The divider members and front wall member are engageable with both floor members and when multiple divider members are engaged with either floor member, product channels are formed therebetween for holding and securing products of varying size and shape on either floor member. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359357

Compressible mattress

In an implementation a compressible mattress is provided that may be compressed at a manufacturing location and inserted into packaging; the packaging, maintaining the compressed state of the compressed mattress. The compressed mattress may be shipped in the compressed state within the packaging to a distributor or retail store for display and sale. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359356

Baby carrier cover assembly

A cover assembly for a body-mounted soft structured baby carrier which provides protection from the elements (such as the sun or other elements) via a hood for the baby being carried which has an outer shell configured in the shape of an animal, fantastical creature, video game character, superhero or princess, and is capable of being removably attached or secured to an existing chest-mounted soft structured baby carrier using upper and lower straps which attach to the upper and lower securing straps on the existing body-mounted soft structured baby carrier.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359355

Infant changing pad

An infant or toddler changing device, including a compressible foam support pad having a non-removable, cleansable cover, and a harness removably secured thereto. The harness has two shoulder straps and a waist strap. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359354

Multi-mode high chair

A multi-mode high chair for a child that may be alternatively configured as a high chair, a toddler chair, or a booster seat. The high chair comprises a toddler chair on which is nestingly mounted a booster seat to define a high chair configuration. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359353

Cushion covers, cushions, and methods of using the same

A cushion system includes an interchangeable cushion cover having atop member and a band portion extending downwardly from the top member. The band portion includes atop edge portion attached to the top member and a bottom edge portion. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359352

Passive encasement zipper containment system

A device is disclosed that provides parasite, dust mite and allergen protection for an encasement used for a mattress or foundation. The device can be part of the original encasement or added as an after-market item to a conventional encasement to prevent the egress of parasites, dust mites and allergens from the gap between the zipper slide and the zipper stop and prevent movement of the zipper slide when the zipper is completely zipped up. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359351

Mattress assembly

A mattress assembly is provided that includes a body supporting portion, one or more air bladders positioned beneath the body supporting portion, and a frame portion. The frame portion includes a bottom surface and a sidewall that collectively define a well for receiving the one or more air bladders. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359350

Pocketed spring assembly comprising strings of springs of different heights andenhanced ventilation

A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs of different heights. Each string is joined to an adjacent string. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359349

Pocketed spring assembly

A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs, each string joined to an adjacent string, each string comprising first and second opposed plies of fabric and a plurality of pockets formed along a length of the string by transverse seams joining the first and second plies. At least one spring is positioned in each pocket. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359348

Bedmaker integrated into foundation

An apparatus and method for facilitating making beds of all sizes with one or more flat bed sheets by minimizing lifting of the mattress so that flat bed sheets and/or blankets can be tucked between the upper mattress and the box spring or platform without lifting the top mattress. The apparatus includes an inflatable volume that is configured to provide additional levitation height to facilitate cleaning between the mattress and the foundation.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359347

Zoned temperature regulating bedding product and method of forming same

This document relates to a zoned temperature regulated bedding product. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a bedding product that includes a support layer, which includes temperature regulating material such as gel or gel foam and substrate material such as memory foam, where the temperature regulating material is arranged into temperature regulating zones along the surface of the support layer.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359346

Adjustable mattress retainer bars

A mattress retention assembly is disclosed that includes a mattress retainer system for retaining a mattress in place that is supported by an adjustable platform assembly and more particularly to a mattress retainer system that includes mattress retainer bars. The mattress retainer system is attached to the adjustable platform assembly. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359345

Bed frame panel assembly

A bed frame panel assembly is disclosed in which the bed frame panel assembly comprises a first side member having a front side and a back side, the back side having a clip, a second side member having a front side and a back side, the back side having a clip, a foot member have a front side and a back side, a first bracket member for connecting the first side member to the foot member, and a second bracket member for connecting the second side member to the foot member.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359344

Cup holder for chair

A cup holder for a chair includes a cup holder fixing seat, a cup holder middle sleeve and a cup bottom. The fixing seat includes a connecting part and a first limiting rim. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359343

Chair footrest frame

Disclosed is a chair footrest frame, comprising a base sliding block (1) fixed to both sides of a bottom face of a chair base, sliding rods (2) arranged in a sliding manner respectively on the base sliding blocks (1), a footrest cushion (7) provided between the two sliding rods (2), and a roller ball (12) suitable for the sliding of the sliding rods (2) being provided on the base sliding block (1). The frictional force between the sliding rods and the base sliding block is relatively small, abrasive wear is relatively low, and operation is simple and convenient, which benefit improvement of the functionality and service life of the footrest frame.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359342

Vertical back support health-enhancing device

An ergonomic back support device utilizing one or multiple vertical components that include layers (28,36), pressure distributing layers (34,38,50), and a single notched layer (48). These layers provide primary back support located behind and conforming to the erector spinae muscles (124). ...

12/17/15 / #20150359341

Travel pillow and methods of use thereof

The invention includes a travel pillow comprising a central support triangle (cst) configured to rest on the shoulders of two people sitting next to one another or on the shoulder of one person who is positioned adjacent to another secure object, two comfort pillows (cp) that provide a soft surface for a user's head, and two comfort pillow slips (cps) that serve as a cover for the cp, wherein the cpss are attached on two opposite sides of the cst.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359340

Furniture assembly

A furniture assembly adapted to support a human in a seated position, including a novel core sub-assembly, wherein the novel core sub-assembly comprises a seat member, a base member, a left side, a right side, a front side, a back side, an optional back support member, an optional left arm, and an optional right arm, wherein the novel core sub-assembly preferably comprises polystyrene and is optionally associated with a polyurea coating and/or a slipcover.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359339

Folding chair

A folding chair includes a chair frame. The frame includes left and right side stands, front and rear cross supporting rod assemblies, seat rods, backrest rods and left and right side upright poles. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359338

Integrated chair back and seat movement

A chair having an integrally molded chair back and seat that move together upon reclining movement of a user. The seat includes a series of glides that travel along a glide track mounted to a fixed support frame. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359337

Display device mount adapter

A display device mount adapter includes a mounting plate having a mounting interface, and an engagement tongue connected to and spaced from the mounting plate, such that the engagement tongue is to engage a slot of a display device to secure the mount adapter to the display device.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359336

Quick-mount expandable shelf

An adjustable length shelf assembly includes two slidably coupled sections whereby the sections are slidably adjusted to contract or expand the overall length of the shelf. The respective sections each have one open end, a closed end, a front side and a bottom side. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359335

Storage rack with improved tie support

A storage rack includes front and rear deck beams and c-shaped tie supports extending between the deck beams. Each tie support has a side wall, a top flange and a bottom flange. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359334

An adjustable fixing device of a front panel of a drawer or the like, and a drawer provided with the adjustable fixing devices

The device (16) for adjustably fixing a front panel (11) to side walls (12, 13) of a drawer (10) or the like comprises a first part (17) fixable to a side wall (12, 13) of the drawer (10), and a second part (18) fixable to the front panel (11) of the drawer (10); the first part (17) and/or the second part (18) comprise at least a first and a second element (19, 20; 21, 22; 43, 44, 45) connected slidably to one another along a vertical and/or lateral direction, between which adjusting means (31, 32; 53, 54) are interposed so as to adjust the vertical and/or lateral position of the front panel (11) with respect to the lateral walls (12, 13) of the drawer (10).. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359333

Sloped bin cover

A sloped cabinet header or top member for use with a storage cabinet has a front wall, a rear wall, an angled top wall extending between the front and rear walls, and a bottom wall extending between the front and rear walls. First and second side walls interconnect the top, front, rear, and bottom walls. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359332

Folding chair and side table thereof

A side table for a folding chair is provided according to the present application, which includes a vertical tube configured to be fixed to a chair frame of the folding chair; a bent tube having a first bent portion and a second bent portion which are fixedly connected, and the first bent portion being inserted in the vertical tube; a side table board rotatably arranged on the second bent portion; a first locking mechanism configured to fix the first bent portion in an axial direction and a circumferential direction of the vertical tube; and a second locking mechanism configured to fix the side table board to the second bent portion. The side table according to the present application may support objects, facilitate placing objects, such as a cup, for the user, thus is convenient for the user. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359331

Dual function shelf unit

A dual function shelf unit has identical support columns, horizontal shelf-supporting beams adjustably-mounted on the columns for vertical shelf adjustment and one or more hooks also mountable on at least one column. The columns have apertures with complementary apertures having opposed inclined edges for accepting a beam-end bracket from either side of the column and tabs for accepting mounting flanges of hooks. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359330

Storage rack with improved tie support

A storage rack includes front and rear deck beams and c-shaped tie supports extending between the deck beams. Each tie support has a side wall, a top flange and a bottom flange. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359329

Adjustable rack and method of making and using the same

An adjustable storage rack configured to support a variety of devices, including valve regulated or flooded lead acid batteries. In one embodiment, the adjustable storage rack includes a series of stanchions, a series of side rails extending between at least two of the stanchions, and a series of end rails extending between two of the side rails. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359328

Stand for a portable device with a graphic user interface display

A stand for a portable device such as a laptop computer or a tablet computer has a first panel, a second panel hinged to the first panel for supporting the first panel and an angle setting tongue hinged to the first panel or the second panel and connectable to the other one of these panels for setting an angle between these panels. First and second panel members of a first layer define the first and second panels and are attached to a relatively flexible second layer. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359327

Fold flat keyboard height extender

A folding keyboard height extender with a top plate, a bottom plate, and a right and left side hinged side arrangements. Each hinged side arrangements has an upper plate and a lower plate that are hinged to each other and between the left and right side edges of the top and bottom plates. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359326

Filament having unique tip and surface characteristics

A filament for use in a brush implement comprises an external material and at least a first internal material. The filament includes an elongated flexible body having a length, a longitudinal axis, and a longitudinal outer surface comprising the external material, the elongated body terminating with a tip having a tip surface comprising the external material, wherein the tip surface has therein a plurality of craters distributed throughout the tip surface in a predetermined pattern, each of the craters having a surface edge of a predetermined size and a predetermined shape, walls extending longitudinally from the surface edge and comprising the external material, and a bottom comprising the at least first internal material and situated at a depth from the surface edge, the surface edge being formed by the walls and the tip surface.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359325

Magnetic brush apparatus

A multipurpose brush mechanism and particularly a multipurpose art brush mechanism featuring an attachment and retainer mechanism to provide ease of use and effective storage for professional painters and consumers alike. The brush functions as an ordinary art brush, with the addition of magnetically enhanced provisions for storage and location, including upright displacement, and rotationally enhanced positioning, to allow for ease of reaching different angles for application.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359324

Wear indicating brush

A wear indicator is provided, which is suitable for use with a workpiece, such as a replaceable brush head. In use, the wear indicator can provide an indication to the user recommending that the workpiece be replaced.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359323

Scent-producing brush

A hairbrush for people and pets is provided that releases perfume, oils, fragrance, or other active compositions when brushed. The hairbrush includes a flexible and selectively deflectable bladder that is deformed when bristles interconnected thereto are moved. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359322

Toothbrush for periodontal care

A toothbrush for periodontal care, comprises: a grip for holding; a head, set on the front of the grip, extending forward from the front of the grip for a predetermined length and having a predetermined width, wherein the bottom surface of the head has many bristles; it is characterized in that: the predetermined length of the head is slightly shorter than the total length of any two adjacent teeth, and the predetermined width almost equals the width of the lower first molar, thereby easy horizontal brushing and straight picking are achieved.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359321

Secure wrist band

A flexible wrist band that has a compartment is provided. The wrist band is fastened by threaded pins that pass through openings in the band. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359320

Equipment carriers

Equipment carriers are described, including a carrier with an elongated body designed to be placed substantially near an upper torso of a human, the elongated body comprises three coupling points, each coupling points configured to couple to the equipment. In some example implementations, the elongated body may only use two of the three coupling points to connect to the equipment.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359319

Paintball pod holder

The present invention provides a strapless holder that securely supports a generally cylindrical object, such as a paintball pod, within the retention tunnel by an elastic band that is curved to form at least a portion of a saddle-shaped, hyperbolic, paraboloid within the retention tunnel. Also provided is a method for using a retention strap-free holder for paintball pods for fast access to replenishment paintball pods.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359318

Method of applying makeup designs

A stencil for applying makeup designs on the face or scented designs on the body is provided both resulting in art. The stencil may include a cutout portion forming a design. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359317

Applicator having a stem with a three-dimensional profile

The subject of the invention is a cosmetic applicator, in particular for the eyelashes or the contour of the eyes, comprising: a gripping member, an applicator element, a stem connecting the gripping member and the applicator element, the axis of the stem extending in all three dimensions of space.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359316

Applicator

An applicator for delivering an application liquid fed from a reservoir, from a delivery port to an outside by way of an interior space of an application body, includes a spacer inserted in the interior space of the application body. In this applicator, a clearance between an exterior face of the spacer and an interior face of the application body forms a communication passage for flowing the application liquid, and the application liquid is delivered from the delivery port by way of the communication passage.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359315

Apparatus and methods for modifying keratinous surfaces

An apparatus for treating human skin that has an applicator head having one or more applicator nozzles which may be in a array. The apparatus further has a reservoir comprising a treatment composition, a sensor, and a cpu. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359314

Make-up holder

A make-up holder device having a main body, a receiver, and first end. Preferably, main receiver includes a first applicator, a second applicator, and a third applicator which fit into a first container, a second container, and a third container, respectively. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359313

Cap for bottles containing fingernail products

A cap for bottles containing fingernail products, comprising a tubular body (1) open at a front end and closed at a rear end, wherein the side wall of the tubular body (1) delimits an inner space into which an impregnation part (7) is fitted for applying the product contained inside a bottle. The rear end of the tubular body (1) is closed by means of an independent part made of a transparent material, through which from the outside one can see an additional product (10) applied upon at least a portion of the inner surface of the independent part; wherein the color features of the additional product (10) coincide with the color features of the product contained inside the bottle. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359312

Cosmetic container

Disclosed is a cosmetic container. The cosmetic container includes: a main body, in which a liquid material is stored; a rod insertion container inserted into the main body and provided with one or more liquid inflow holes, through which the liquid material stored in the main body flows in; a forcibly inserting means for drawing out a brush to the outside; a brush supporting means including a brush support piece mounted with a brush; an elastic member, and a cap. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359311

Lotion applicator device

A lotion applicator device allows a person to more easily scratch, massage and apply lotion onto hard-to-reach areas of the person's body. The device includes a handle having a first end, a second end and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending between the first end and the second end. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359310

Applicator for capillary products

Applicator for capillary products (1) designed for simultaneously applying at least one or several colors onto one or several strands of hair, comprising a plurality of disposable cartridges (2), each cartridge comprising two compartments (5, 6) for storing two components designed for dyeing strands of hair. The applicator further comprises a container (10) capable of containing a plurality of cartridges.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359309

Hair pin

A hairpin to press and hold hairs in place which includes upper and lower clips (10 and 20) each having finger pressing portions (11 and 21) and clipping portions (12 and 22); a hinge shaft (35) inserted in holes (13 and 23) formed in the upper and lower clips (10 and 2); a torsion spring (30) through which the hinge shaft (35) passes, in which hairs are pressed and held in place by tension force of the clipping portions (12 and 22) of the upper and lower clips. The clipping portion (12) of the upper clip (10) has a convex holding portion (15) protruding outwardly from an inner center of the clipping portion to form a space (16) for retaining hairs. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359308

Ties consevatory

This briefcase or conservatory of ties is offering a new style in the exhibition and sales of ties, with this fantastic idea investors of the high fashion going to have the opportunity to give the public the right to choose a briefcase with a variable collection of classic ties. This luxury case is going to mark the difference in the sale and exhibition of ties. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359307

Case for portable electronic devices with internal support

According to various embodiments, a case for a portable electronic device includes first and second panels and a bottom wall defining an interior storage compartment in which an internal support is coupled to the two panels. The internal support is configured to provide convenient access to and/or impact protection for a portable electronic device enclosed therein. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359306

Purse, handbag or tote with secondary access for receiving reusable shopping bags

A handbag assembly including a top side, a bottom side, an exterior surface, an interior surface, and an interior portion, the interior portion including at least a first compartment and a second compartment is provided. The first and second compartments may be separated by a dividing member. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359305

Decorative covering device

A covering device wraps around a mobility aid, such as a walking cane, to display a decorative design. The device includes at least one panel that can be triggered to form a tensioned grip on a mobility aid and display a decoration, message, or image on a portion of the mobility aid. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359304

Panel bracelet with inserted panels

A reversible bracelet includes a series of open insert or panel holding frames, wherein each frame holds a two sided panel therein with each side of the panel including an ornamental design. Each frame may be rubber or silicon or similar materials and maybe i) generally “c” shaped in cross section to receive and retain one panel therein, or ii) includes a retaining bead received within a matching groove in the associated panel to receive and retain the panel therein. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359303

Timepiece part, and method for producing such a timepiece part

A timepiece (1) comprising:—at least one coloured transparent stone (10),—a support (20) comprising at least one opening (200) for receiving this coloured transparent stone (10) characterised in that—the ratio between the height (h) and width (l) of the coloured transparent stone (10) is less than 50%,—the support (20) is made from anodised titanium or anodised aluminium. Advantageously, according to the invention, the colour of the coloured transparent stone (10) in the timepiece (1) according to the invention is enhanced by that of the support (20).. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359302

Finger ring size-adjusting device and method for adjusting finger ring sizes

The present invention concerns generally with devices and methods for adjusting a finger ring size, and, more particularly, with a finger ring size-adjusting device that comprises no moving parts, and a method for adjusting the size of said finger ring using said device without a need for cutting or otherwise altering said ring. The device and the method of its use allow performing size adjustments without compromising the integrity of the ring. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359301

Articles of jewelry with provision for magnetic interaction

An article of jewelry, e.g. Necklace, bracelet or the like, comprising a flexible strand and one or more ornaments shaped, configured and dimensioned to be slidably retainable on the strand; one or more spaced apart magnetic components associated with (e.g. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359300

Security key ring

A key ring including a continuous loop of material including a first section extending for the majority of the circumference of the continuous loop of material having a thickness of d1, and a indented second section extending for the remainder of the circumference of the continuous loop having a thickness d2 less than d1. The key ring also includes a securing device slidable about the continuous loop to cover and uncover the indented second section. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359299

Hidden universal necktie retaining device

A necktie retaining device that is inserted through the loop on the back of a necktie and then is secured by fitting the device's two ends behind two buttons on a shirt by inserting the thread connecting each button to the shirt into a slot. By the device's placement between the shirt and the necktie, the device is hidden from view. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359298

Attachment system for securing footwear

An attachment system for securing footwear to a wearer, the attachment system including a buckle assembly and a receiver. The buckle assembly may include a clasp adapted to be coupled to a first portion of a footwear upper. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359297

Method for manufacturing a braid tip and a braid

A method for manufacturing a braid tip includes a first weaving step, a second weaving step and a heat cutting step. In the first weaving step, a plurality of yarns are woven in a loose manner so as to form a braid body. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359296

Lacing system for footwear

Articles of footwear (e.g., soft snowboard boots) that may be tightened from the rear side to enhance heel hold are disclosed. A lace may be coupled to a strap that extends along a portion of the rear side of the boot body. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359295

Recyclable shoe insole and related method

A strobel insole of fully recyclable stitch-bonded fabric for use in construction of a shoe using the “california slip last” construction method. The stitch-bonded fabric is substantially 100% polyester stitched with two different yarns in different patterns. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359294

Multi-rubber outsole

A sole is provided having multiple levels of hardnesses. Different levels of hardness may be provided at various locations of the sole. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359293

Foot's wear protector

The invention provide an effective way to eliminate bad shoe odor completely once for all. Once anybody wear on the foot-wear's protector over a sock or on the bare feet after buying a brand new shoe, there will be no more bad shoe odor or bad smelling shoe at all. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359292

Sports boot

A sports boot that includes a lower portion designed to surround the foot of a user, an upper portion provided to surround the lower leg of the user and movable in relation to the lower portion, mechanisms for blocking the lower portion in relation to the upper portion. The upper portion includes a lateral portion and a medial portion, disjointed and each rotationally articulated with the lower portion. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359291

Automatic pedometer and automatic step-counting shoe

The present invention provides an automatic pedometer comprising a power generation module, a step-counting module, and a display module. The power generation module stores an electric energy and supplies the electric energy. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359290

Article incorporating a knitted component with zonal stretch limiter

An article includes a knitted component. The knitted component includes a knit element that is configured to stretch between a neutral position and a stretched position. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359289

Headgear for protective headwear

In one aspect, a headgear for engaging and supporting protective headwear on a wearer's head is provided. The headgear includes a first side member positioned on a first side of the headgear, a second side member positioned on a second side of the headgear opposite the first side, a forehead strap coupled to the first and second side members and positioned on a front half of the headgear, and an occipital strap having an end coupled to one of the first side member and the second side member on the front half of the headgear and the occipital strap extending to a rear half of the headgear.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359288

Protection device for helmet

A helmet (1) comprising: a rigid outer shell (2); at least one inner portion (4) comprising a first energy absorbing material; wherein the helmet (1) further comprising a protection device (3) comprising a protective section (3a), wherein the protective section (3a) comprises a surface portion (3b), wherein a second energy absorbing material (5) is arranged between the first energy absorbing material (4) and the surface portion (3b) of the protective section (3a).. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359287

Protective helmet

A protective helmet includes an outer shell and a controlled air dissipation (cad) assembly installed within the outer shell. The cad assembly includes an inner shell liner releaseably mounted to the outer shell, a primary bellows unit disposed between an outer surface of the inner shell liner and the inside surface of the outer shell, and a secondary bellows unit disposed between an inner surface of the inner shell liner and the head of a person wearing the protective helmet.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359286

Headgear for protective headwear

In one aspect, a headgear for engaging and supporting protective headwear is provided. The headgear includes a first side member positioned on a first side of the headgear, a second side member positioned on a second side of the headgear, a forehead strap extending between the first and second side members and positioned on a front half of the headgear, and an occipital strap having a first end, a second end and a body between the first and second ends. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359285

Helmet

A helmet having an outer shell and an inner shell placed within the outer shell. The inner shell attached to the outer shell by a plurality of elastomeric elements to isolate the inner shell from impacts and rotational forces applied to the outer shell.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359284

Waterproof hair sleeve

A hair sleeve for maintaining a collection of the free end portions of a user's hair in a substantially dry state. The hair sleeve has a flexible and substantially waterproof body that extends from an open end to a closed end. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359283

Hair retention bonnet

The bonnets may stretch to an appropriate size and shape to snugly fit the user's head, enabling a single size of bonnet to be worn by all users, allowing a uniform expansion or contraction of the bonnet, having a relatively large surface contact area to the user's hair regardless of head size or hairstyle and effectively gripping and holding any protruding hairs to prevent shedding.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359282

Systems and methods for eyelash extensions

Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for applying branched eyelash extensions, wherein two types of eyelash extensions are coupled to the user's natural eyelash. In embodiments, an eyelash extension of a first type may be coupled to a user's natural lash in a first direction, and an eyelash extension of a second type may be coupled to the user's natural lash in a second direction.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359281

Weave apparatus

This invention is an all-in-one non-surgical hair replacement device called a one piece weave apparatus that is not a wig or traditional weave but provides a third option for women with thinning hair or women who desire a healthier and more attractive hair appearance that is easily detachable, light weight, highly ventilated, easily attachable by the wearer or stylist in 10 to 15 minutes, can be worn 24/7—day and overnight, that is like a weave but the weave tracks stays in place once it's taken off and can be reapplied each time without purchasing new hair or having to restyle it, it needs no other netting or top closures, it is one piece and is secured on the head by only one row of stitches to the pre-braided hairline.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359280

Functional garment

A functional garment includes a cloth member, a sealing device, and a plurality of attaching members. The cloth member includes an outer cloth and a lining attached together to form a space therebetween, and is provided with an opening to be an access of the space. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359279

Garment

A garment includes a main member, a sealing device, and a flexible fabric. The main member includes an outer cloth and a lining attached together to form a space therebetween, and is provided with an opening to be an access of the space. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359278

Method for providing an inventory of garments and similar items with modular inscriptions

A product and process for providing customized garments. The garment comprises a main body having inner and outer surfaces. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359277

Figure skating glove with flexible grip-enhancing padding and textured protective elements

The invention relates to figure skating gloves with textured grip-enhancing padding with cut, abrasion, and puncture resistant properties located on certain strategic locations of the glove in an effort to protect the hands of figure skaters from injury.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359276

Easily removable medical gloves

A glove sized and shaped to enclose a human hand, the medical glove having a two-layer cuff, the two layers being fixed to one another at a plurality of locations to define a plurality of spaced apart openings in the cuff, the openings accessible only outside the glove.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359275

Kissing shield and method of use thereof

A device for teaching safe affection to at least one person, the device comprising a thin, flexible membrane substantially impervious to microorganisms.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359273

Apparel having either one or multiple receptacles

The invention provides an undergarment for carrying a concealed weapon such as a handgun. The undergarment includes one or more built-in pockets. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359272

Garments having evacuation harnesses and methods of using the same

Garments having an evacuation harness that are intended for connection to each other, with each garment having an outer wear unit including at least a torso portion and an evacuation harness that includes a torso strap system connected to the outer wear unit. The garments may include an outer wear pant having a leg strap system. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359271

Cover with cape function

A convertible cover includes a cover and first and second nonrectangular panels. The first and second nonrectangular panels each have a generally horizontal set of opposing sides and a generally vertical set of opposing sides. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359270

Zippered pant

A side zippered pant that zippers up to the waistband on the outside legs of the pant to provide easily removable pants. The top of the zipper with the pull is placed at the bottom of the ankle when fully zippered. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359269

Garment with two way pockets

A garment such as a jacket includes a front provided with one or more pockets, each pocket having an inner and an outer opening so that a user can get access to the interior space of a pocket through either of said openings. In one embodiment a panel is provided to hide the pockets, with an opening providing access to the external openings of the pockets. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359268

Support bustier garment

A bustier garment may have first and second support structures that are housed within a housing. The first and second support structures may be positioned within the housing such that each of the respective support structures correspond to a position between a center and a bottom of a wearer's first and second respective breasts when the bustier garment is worn by a wearer. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359267

Compression undergarment

A compression undergarment is provided that has a first compression portion configured to fit about a torso of a wearer, and a second fashionable portion connected to the compression portion and configured to appear as a neck area of a common fashionable, workplace or otherwise fashionable/stylish shirt. When worn with an over garment, only the fashionable portion is exposed, providing an appearance that a complete fashionable shirt is being worn under the over garment.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359266

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge adapted to be inserted into or attached to a portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv. The combination of cartridge and case forms in normal use a portable, personal device for the storage and carrying of the pv and its re-filling with e-liquid.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359265

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly for atomizing a cigarette liquid; a battery assembly for supplying power to the atomizer assembly; an airflow sensing assembly for sensing a smoking action; and a control module for controlling the battery assembly to supply power to the atomizer assembly. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359264

Aerosol from tobacco

In one aspect, there is provided a method of administering nicotine to a user via inhalation of the nicotine through an aerosol generating device comprising the steps of: (a) providing an aerosol-generating device in which tobacco contained in the aerosol-generating device is electrically heated to a temperature of less than about 400 degrees celsius; and (b) allowing the user to inhale the aerosol derived from the electrically heated tobacco; wherein the aerosol contains levels of nicotine that are about the same as the levels in combusted tobacco; and wherein the level of one or more harmful or potentially harmful constituents (hphcs) other than nicotine in the aerosol is lower than the level in combusted tobacco.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359263

Electronic vaporizer having temperature sensing and limit

An electronic vaporizer including a heating element for heating a fluid to produce a vapor; a power source to provide electrical power to the heating element for heating the fluid; and a power control circuit configured to regulate a supply of electrical power from the power source to the heating element based at least in part on an operating temperature of the heating element and a temperature setting to prevent the operating temperature of the heating element from exceeding the temperature setting.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359262

Preparation method of porous ceramic, porous ceramic, and electronic cigarette

The present invention relates to a preparation method of a porous ceramic, the porous ceramic, and a use thereof in the electronic cigarette. The method of preparing a porous ceramic includes: mixing amorphous silica, aluminum oxide and iron oxide uniformly to obtain a mixture; sintering the mixture at a temperature of 1000° c. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359261

Atomizer and electronic cigarette having same

An exemplary atomizer includes a housing, a solution reservoir, and an atomizing part. The housing defines an air inlet, an air outlet, and an air passage communicating the air inlet and the air outlet. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359260

Method and apparatus for manufacturing filters for smoking articles

There is provided a method and apparatus for manufacturing filters for smoking articles. The method comprises providing hollow tubes (309) of filter material. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359259

Segmented smoking article with substrate cavity

A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359258

Smoking articles containing polymers of polycarboxylic acid esters

Disclosed is a smoking article containing a rod containing a smokable composition, an optional wrapper for the rod, and at least one polymer or oligomer comprising monomer units of a polycarboxylic acid ester disposed on or in the rod, the wrapper, or both. The polycarboxylic acid ester contains an acid moiety having at least two carboxylic groups, and at least two alcohol moieties independently selected from those corresponding to a cycloalkyl alcohol or an aryl alcohol. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359257

Device and method for processing layered food products

The invention relates to a device for processing layered food products (40), comprising a conveyor (42) for transporting layered food products (40), and plural rollers (41) located above the conveyor (42) to contact the layered food products (40) transported on the conveyor (42). The invention also relates to a method for processing layered food products (40) lying on a conveyor (42) by subsequent groups of rollers (41) located above the conveyor (42).. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359256

Juice press apparatus and methods

A juice pressing machine and methods for pressing juice from a foodstuff includes embodiments having a removable pressing chamber and one or more filters which may be assembled and loaded with macerated foodstuff to form thin layers separated by a pressing plate. Once a juicing operation has been completed, the pressing chamber can be removed from the machine for emptying the pressed filters and solids contents therein. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359255

Improved nisin production process

The present invention relates to fermentation processes. The objective of the invention was to provide methods for producing nisin containing ferments and formulating such ferments into preservatives. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359254

Stabilisation of natural dyes by an acerola powder

The invention concerns a powder consisting of 0.5 to 8% by weight of water and a dry material consisting of 88 to 95% by weight of an acerola fruit dry extract and 5 to 12% by weight of magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium or potassium hydroxide or carbonate, the method of preparing same and the applications thereof for stabilising a natural dye.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359253

Phenolics extraction and use

Methods for concentrating phenolics in a solution and compositions related to the concentrated phenolics are provided. In particular, methods and compositions are described relating to concentrated phenolics obtained from cranberry feedstock extracts combined with fumaric acid as beverage additives. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359252

Nutrition composition

The present invention provides a food intake regulating agent which improves anorexia and overeating and is safe for ingestion for a long term. The present invention relates to a food intake regulating agent containing 3 kinds of amino acids: threonine, methionine and tryptophan, as active ingredients.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359251

Rebaudioside a and stevioside with improved solubilities

The invention describes sweetening compositions and methods to prepare sweetening compositions containing steviol glycosides, salts, and other natural or synthetic sweeteners with improved solubilities and sensory profiles.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359250

Sweetener with imbedded high potency ingredients and process and apparatus for making the sweetener

An enhanced sweetener made from granules of a carrier, such as sucrose, embedded with molecules of a high potency sweetener, such as stevia extract. The process for making the enhanced sweetener involves dissolving the high potency sweetener in warmed water and mixing the resulting solution with the heated carrier. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359249

Puffed snack food product and process to make the same

A crispy and puffy snack food, such as a chip, and method of making the same is disclosed. The method includes mixing potato flour with oil and water and cooking the mixture; adding more water and extruding the cooked mixture; rolling the extruded mixture to a sheet; cutting the sheet into shapes; drying the shapes; puffing the shapes; and optionally coating the puffed shapes with oil, salt, and/or seasonings. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359248

Concentrate food composition comprising acid pectin gel

The present invention relates to a concentrate food composition and the use said food composition for preparing a bouillon, soup, sauce, gravy or seasoned dish. The dissolution or dispersion of the known high-salt food concentrates in water or through a dish may often take several minutes, while a rapid dissolution and dispersion through the dish is of high importance. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359247

Wine processing and liquid processing apparatus and methods

A method of improving the quality of wine during the production, fermentation and/or aging process comprising the steps of providing sound energy source(s) capable of generating sound energy over a plurality of frequency ranges, coupling the sound energy source(s) to the wine, determining a specific frequency range within the frequency ranges that resonate undesirable yeast, exposing the wine containing the undesirable yeast to sound energy sweeping through a bandwidth around the specific frequency to cause the yeast to act as a cavitation nucleus and implode. Further, using sound energy to degas oxygen, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide from the wine and to cause the sonochemical effect simulating aging. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359246

Method for producing a food product

The present invention relates to a method for producing a heat-treated vegetable-based food product which comprises contacting with asparaginase at high temperature and subsequent drying.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359245

Decorated edible baking liner and method thereof

A decorated edible baking liner for accommodating a bakable article, characterized by an edible paper in a strap-like confining printable structure having at least one first end and at least one second end. The first end includes at least one interlocking member for joining to a second end to form a three dimensional (3d) configuration around the circumference of a bakable article.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359244

Method of producing beta-casein compositions and related products

The present invention pertains to a method of producing beta-casein-containing compositions and products obtainable by such methods. More particularly, the invention pertains to a method of producing beta-casein compositions using controlled microfiltration first at a temperature higher than 20 degrees c., followed by cooling of the retentate to 0-15 degrees c. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359243

Method of promotion of drying of rice confectionary dough

An object of the present invention is to provide a method capable of easily promoting drying of rice confectionary dough and shortening the drying time without influencing the quality. Rice confectionary dough is dried after adding oils and fats to the dough, thereby allowing drying of the dough after forming to be promoted and the drying time to be shortened.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359242

Reduced sugar confectionaries

A reduced sugar corn syrup (rscs) and at least one of a reducing saccharide or a thinboiling starch are used as ingredients for the preparation of food products such as caramels, chewy confectionaries, jelly gum confectionaries, bakery and confectionary fillings, flavored syrups, ice cream variegates, dessert toppings and the like.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359241

Agent for imparting hydrogenated oil flavor

Provided is an agent for imparting hydrogenated oil flavor formed from (e)-6-octenal.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359240

Cytokine, chemokine and growth factors in donor human milk

Donor milk has become a standard of care for feeding preterm infants, particularly those with gestational ages of 34 weeks or less, whose mothers are not lactating or not producing sufficient milk quantities. However, prior to distribution, donor milk is required to undergo pasteurization, typically using the holder method, which is believed to destroy immune proteins in the milk and denature many other proteins. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359239

Purified lactase

The present invention relates to a lactase solution comprising a lactase solution comprising less than 10 g/kg of poly and oligosaccharides, a process for the production of such a lactase solution from an untreated lactase solution, a sterilized lactase, whereby such lactose is filter sterilized in-line with the milk production process.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359238

Powdery yoghurt material and yoghurt making method

Provided are a yoghurt material for making a homemade yoghurt at home and a yoghurt making method using the yoghurt material. The powdery yoghurt material comprises: a milk powder and a lactic acid bacterium fermented at an ordinary temperature, wherein the powdery yoghurt material is converted into a yoghurt when the material to which water was added is fermented. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359237

Process for packaging young fresh coconuts to enhance the consumer satisfaction

Disclosed is a process for packaging a young fresh coconut in a brand labeled net bag. The process comprises of dehusking the selected young fresh coconut and then immediately dipping the firm inner nutshell in food-grade water based anti-oxidant solution. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359236

Dehumidification method and apparatus

A system for dehydrating raw produce without introducing excess heat to the produce, including a first chamber for holding warm, moist air, a second chamber connected in fluidic communication with the first chamber for cooling and drying warm, moist air received from the first chamber, and a filter operationally connected between the first and second chambers for removing suspended particulates from warm, moist air flowing therethrough with a drain operationally connected to the second chamber for removing water therefrom. A third chamber is connected in fluidic communication with the second chamber for receiving cool, dry air therefrom and for receiving raw produce for drying, and a wind current generator operationally connected to the second chamber to urge cool, dry air therefrom and into the third chamber.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359235

Method for producing frozen minced fish meat excellent in frozen-state storage stability

The invention provides a method that enables stable production of frozen minced fish meat that is excellent in frozen-state storage stability and is less likely to suffer from decreased gel-forming ability during frozen storage in a practical and productive manner, even when a fish meat raw material contaminated by visceral organs is used. Such method can be applied to the industrial production of minced fish meat. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359234

Moulding device, and method for moulding food products

Moulding device for moulding three-dimensional food products from a mass of foodstuff which can be transferred by pumping, for example a meat mass of minced meat. The device comprises a moulding drum (16) having a peripheral surface contain ing multiple series of cavities (44) extending in the peripheral direction. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359233

System and method for restraining and handling livestock

A restraining pen for livestock is provided for humane, safe and efficient handling of livestock. A restraining or knocking pen is provided that has features for securely receiving an animal such that the animal may be subject to knocking or veterinary operations and subsequently released from the pen without danger to the animal or human operators. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359232

Wheat bran processed product

(d) a grain size of 0.1 mm or more.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359231

Food forming concept

The present invention relates to a food forming drum (1) comprising a multitude of rows (2′) of product cavities, each row comprising a multitude of product cavities, wherein the product cavities are provided as one or more at least partially porous members (78) made from a porous material with interconnecting pores. The present invention further relates to a food forming apparatus comprising a food forming drum and a porous member. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359230

Combination animal repellents

The present invention provides compositions and methods for the control and management of wildlife populations (including domesticated animals) and pests such as rodents, birds including geese, deer and other herbivores such as rabbits, ground hogs, raccoons, moose and elk, tunneling animals such as moles, voles and gophers and insects, carnivores and other organisms such as predators. Specifically provided are fifra exemption-based formulations which may be applied to natural or artificial surfaces.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359229

Combination of biological pesticides

The present invention relates to a natural pesticide formulation containing: a) botanical products having an arthropod repellent effect (preferably mixture of garlic and chili oils) and b) an entomopathogenic fungus strain or a blend of entomopathogenic fungi strains specific for said arthropod control (preferably blend of beauveria bassiana strains). The formulation is useful in the control of coffee berry borer (hypothenemus hampei) in coffee plants and of other important insects in corn crop fields and green-house crop fields (flowers and vegetables).. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359228

Insect biocontrol method and device: attract-infect-release (air) technology

A pest biocontrol method and device for flying insects configured to be used with solar power is disclosed. The device includes a solar panel, a solar rechargeable battery pack, a solar charge controller, an insect-attracting lamp and/or a semiochemical vial, and a biopesticide-spraying device. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359227

Insect control device and associated methods

Insect control devices and associated methods are generally described. In some embodiments, the insect control device includes one or more substrate materials impregnated or otherwise loaded with an active species (e.g., a pyrethroid). ...

12/17/15 / #20150359226

Synthetic bait for attracting marine organisms

Described herein are synthetic bait compositions and methods for manufacturing synthetic baits that dissolve instantaneously in aqueous media or over a period of seconds up to about 40 days and attract marine organisms. The synthetic baits utilize chemotactic cues to attract marine organisms.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359225

3-alkyl-5-fluoro-4-substituted-imino-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1h)-one derivatives as fungicides

This present disclosure is related to the field of 3-alkyl-5-fluoro-4-substituted-imino-3,4-5 dihydropyrimidin-2(1h)-ones and their derivatives and to the use of these compounds as fungicides. Also provided are methods of controlling a fungal disease such as septoria tritici, comprising administering an effective amount of the fungicide compound to at lease one surface associated with the plant, seed or soil.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359224

Stabilized and activated bromine solutions as a biocide and as an antifouling agent

The invention provides a process of removing or preventing biofouling, particularly on surfaces of industrial and agricultural equipment in contact with aqueous liquids. The process employs an antifouling composition of stabilized active halogen having a low ph.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359223

Composition and method for controlling pests

At least one compound selected from the group consisting of neonicotinoid compound, synthetic pyrethroid compound, phenylpyrazole compound, macrolide compound, diamide compound, and insecticidal compound selected from the group consisting of pymetrozine, pyridalyl, pyriproxyfen, spirotetramat, sulfoxaflo and flupyradifurone, which has an excellent control efficacy on pests.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359222

Composition and method for controlling pests

Shows an excellent controlling efficacy on pests.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359221

Triazole formulations

The present disclosure describes a formulation including a nanoparticle including a polymer-associated triazole compound with an average diameter of between about 1 nm and about 500 nm; wherein the polymer is a polyelectrolyte, and a dispersant or a wetting agent. The disclosure describes various formulations and formulating agents that can be included in the formulations. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359220

Compositions comprising gougerotin and a fungicide

The present invention relates to a composition comprising isolated gougerotin and at least one fungicide (i) in a synergistically effective amount, with the proviso that fungicide (i) is not gougerotin. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359219

Pest control composition and method for controlling pest

And 4-oxo-4-[(2-phenylethyl)amino]-butyric acid. A method for controlling pests has a step of applying to plants, plant seeds, bulbs, or soil where plants grow an effective amount of the composition for controlling pests. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359218

Method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of fatty acid amide hydrolase

A method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of fatty acid amide hydrolase (faah) is disclosed. The method comprising administering a phenoxyacylethanolamide that causes the enhanced activity. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359217

Freshness-retentive film

The present invention provides a freshness-retentive film having high antibacterial characteristics. In the freshness-retentive film according to the present invention, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of palmityldiethanolamine, stearyldiethanolamine, glycerol monolaurate, and diglycerol monolaurate is present on at least one surface of the film at 0.002 to 0.5 g/m2.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359216

Impregnatable matrix of plant, animal or synthetic origin or mixtures of same, containing a uniformly distributed antimicrobial compound, method for impregnating said matrix with a compound, and use thereof in the production of antimicrobial elements

The invention relates to an impregnable matrix of plant, animal or synthetic origin or mixtures of same in different proportions, containing an antimicrobial compound uniformly distributed throughout the whole composition, in which the compound is a compound of a transition metal, particularly cu4s04(oh)e. The application also relates to the method for impregnating the matrix with a compound, comprising steps of (a) absorbing or impregnating the antimicrobial compound; (b) centrifuging or pressing or crushing; (c) air drying; and (d) binding and obtaining the active principle. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359215

Compositions and methods for directing the oviposition of mosquitoes

Compositions described herein are purposed to attract gravid mosquitoes to oviposit in a preferred environment. The composition for directing the oviposition of mosquitoes comprises one or more attractants and n—p—k additive, wherein the n—p—k additive is mixture that contain chemical elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359214

Plants preservation device

The present invention provides a slow-release plant preservation device for use in an aqueous environment and method of use thereof to increase plants vitality, the device comprising a preservation composition that is slowly released into the aqueous environment.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359213

Methods for forming animal decoys

This application belongs to the field of methods of forming animal decoys for outdoor usage. The decoys include a main body, which is made of ethylene vinyl acetate material and is collapsible. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359212

Scented footwear system for hunting

A combination of a footwear sole or an over sole with a scented pad in which the scented pad is received on the bottom of the sole. The scented pad is retained by clip devices that are integrated into the sole during manufacture or added to a footwear sole or over sole. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359211

Adjustable rod holder

A device to hold a fishing rod or a similarly-shaped object. The holder has a generally cylindrical shape with a longitudinal upper opening, whereby the edges of the opening can be drawn together and the diameter of the cylindrical holder decreased, so as to hold generally cylindrical-shaped objects, such as a fishing rod, of varying diameters. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359210

Fishing rod holder device

A fishing rod holder device keeps fishing poles organized, stable and safe during transportation of the fishing poles. The device includes a first mount and a second mount each mounted to a gunwale of a boat. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359209

Creation method of a fishhook with attractant

The creation method of a fishhook with attractant covers the following steps: (1) pour attractant and clad material into ethanol, then stir them uniformly to form suspension. The solid content of suspension should be controlled between 10% and 50%; (2) by means of spray or soak, make suspension hang and stick to the surface of fishhook, then realize solvent evaporation via blowing hot wind. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359208

Method and apparatus for supporting the preservation of the insect population

Method for supporting the preservation of the insect population, having the following steps of: determining the lethal effect of a product unit on an insect population, determining a difference in the insect population on the basis of the effect of a particular quantity of product units, determining the actual insect population in a predetermined area, determining a desired insect population in the predetermined area, which desired insect population is derived from the actual insect population in the predetermined area and the difference in the insect population, and creating a basis of life for the desired insect population in the predetermined area by adapting the biological nature of the predetermined area.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359207

Animal model for evaluating performance of hemostatic agent for inducing hemorrhage in common carotid artery or superior sagittal sinus, and use thereof

The present invention relates to an animal model for evaluating hemostatic performance, and the use thereof, and more particularly, to an animal model for evaluating the performance of a hemostatic agent, which has hemorrhage induced in the common carotid artery (cca) or superior sagittal sinus (sss) of the animal, a method of screening a hemostatic agent using the animal model, and a method of evaluating the effect of a hemostatic agent using the animal model. The animal model according to the present invention makes it possible to observe the hemostatic effect of a hemostatic agent in a rapid and accurate manner without causing side effects. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359206

Outlet basin for a fish pen

An outlet basin for a fish pen is provided, with at least one outlet hose extending from the outlet basin to a surface. The outlet basin includes a cylinder-shaped housing which is provided, at its upper portion, with a mounting collar arranged to be attached to a bottom portion of the fish pen, and which is provided, at its lower portion, with a through opening. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359205

Imaging for determination of crustacean physical attributes

The present disclosure relates to imaging for determination of crustacean physical attributes. An image of a shell of a live crustacean is captured and processed to determine a physical attribute of the live crustacean. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359204

Apparatus for treatment of plants

A bee vectoring apparatus includes a tray for positioning in the exit path of a beehive. The tray includes a bottom, a bee entrance end, and a bee exit end. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359203

Fluid delivery system of an in ovo injection apparatus

A fluid delivery system implemented within an in ovo injection apparatus is disclosed, wherein the fluid delivery system includes a plurality of membrane valves. In particular, the fluid delivery system includes a diaphragm valve that is used to meter out a precise volume of a treatment substance liquid. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359202

Oriole jelly birdfeeder

An oriole jelly birdfeeder is provided that includes a jelly holding container, a base having a feeding platform and a connecting element for connecting the base to the container, and a mixing mechanism. The mixing mechanism includes a mixer element and a mixer handle which are coupled to one another and rotatable together. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359201

Methods and apparatus for tracking and analyzing animal behaviors

Described herein are methods and systems for tracking and analyzing animal behaviors. Specifically, certain animal data, such as animal motions of interest (running, walking, resting, playing), are captured through a device attached to the animal. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359200

Infrared thermography and behaviour information for identification of biologically important states in animals

Real-time automated, non-invasive infrared thermography information of a group of animals to be used for both thermal and behavioural measurement, thereby providing an earlier and more accurate predictor of onset of disease, growth states, or reproductive states in an animal within the group. More specifically, the present system and method provide for the use of thermal images to obtain both temperature and behavioural information about one or more animals at a time, and to utilize that information to determine the health, growth, or reproductive state of the animal. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359199

Rapid and automatic determination of metabolic efficiency in livestock

An apparatus and method for identifying real-time automated, non-invasive infrared thermography information of an animal induced into a non-steady state in order to determine the animal's metabolic efficiency.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359198

Fuidi herd management and risk stratification methods

The invention concerns the detection of pathogenic mycobacterium comprising mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis (map) and genomic variants in a bulk milk sample, and more particularly a method for herd management that stratifies the risk of bulk tank milk lots derived from diagnostic-tested subgroups potentially containing dna from pathogenic mycobacterium including map. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359197

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning

Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359196

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning

Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359195

Pet toy and feeder

A pet toy and feeder includes a main container, an insert, a lid, a ring, and an optional jar. In an example configuration the main container holds the jar, and the insert is placed within the jar. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359194

Automated pet toys and related methods

Automated pet toys are disclosed having a movable lure to solicit reaction by a pet. Exemplary pet toys include a toy housing, an electronic motor contained within the toy housing, a drive mechanism that includes a motor, a member with a first end and a second end attached at the first end to the drive mechanism; and a visually attractive lure attached to the second end of the member. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359193

Portable petting device for petting or scratching of pets, such as dogs or cats

A portable petting device for petting or scratching of pets, such as dogs or cats. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 c.f.r. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359192

Flea removal device

A flea removal device for removing undesirable material is provided. The flea removal device comprises a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, a second side surface, a front end, and a rear end. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359191

Rotary livestock feeder with gravity flow feed openings

A feeder for dispensing feed to livestock includes a trough and a hopper mounted above the trough. The hopper includes a sidewall, a bottom, a central feed discharge hole through the bottom, and a plurality of gravity flow feed openings arranged around the central feed discharge hole. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359190

Horse feeder for slow and controlled grazing

Horse feeders comprising: a feeder body having a top and bottom and formed by surrounding at least one helical coil with a covering material, wherein the feeder contracts and expands by the elasticity of the helical coil and wherein the helical coil maintains a shape of the feeder body and confinement of feed, as the horse feeds.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359189

System and method for automatically detecting the presence of cages in the shelf of a facility

The present invention relates to a system for automatically detecting the presence of a cage or tray for containing laboratory animals in a specific position of a facility shelf and to a method for managing the data relating to the cage, implemented by means of said system, particularly advantageous for the laboratory technician. In particular, the present invention relates to a system (1) composed of a shelf (20) comprising a plurality of devices (23) designed to detect the position in the facility and the id of a cage (30), a central control unit (73) designed to process, through software, the information received in order to offer the operator the possibility of tracking and managing, by means of a database, the whole facility. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359188

Breeding, production, processing and use of specialty cannabis

The invention provides compositions and methods for the breeding, production, processing and use of specialty cannabis.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359187

Plants and seeds of canola variety scv630541

In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety scv630541 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety scv630541 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359186

Plants and seeds of canola variety scv299420

In an embodiment, the invention relates to the seeds, plants, and plant parts of canola variety scv299420 and to methods for producing a canola plant produced by crossing canola variety scv299420 with itself or with another canola variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic canola plants and plant parts produced by those methods. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359185

Untethered irrigation device and method

A device for irrigating soil has a chassis having wheels or tracks for motion, the chassis having one or more water sprinklers with streams directed at the soil, a water storage tank, and a sloped catchment surface having one or more sloped planes or curved surfaces for receiving water from a refill station into the water storage tank, wherein, under the control of an electronic circuit, the irrigation device can refill the water tank by positioning any part of the catchment surface under a water stream from the refill station. A method has the steps of measuring soil moisture at remote locations, refilling the mobile robot using a gravity feed water stream, defining a route for distribution of water, traversing the irrigation routes, refilling water according to soil moisture measurements, storing photovoltaic energy in a battery, and rotating, to a compass heading such that the photovoltaic array is optimally oriented.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359184

Airships for weather manipulation

Airships for weather manipulation are disclosed. An airship may include a hull and a frame supporting the hull. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359183

Systems and methods for plant stress mitigation

Provided are systems and methods for plant stress mitigation. The systems provided comprises three key components to perform a self-standardized algorithm for identifying/measuring significant stress conditions within a short time window (for example 1 to 3 days). ...

12/17/15 / #20150359182

Sweeping machine for working ground surfaces, in particular lawns

A sweeping machine for working ground surfaces, in particular lawns comprises a machine frame adapted to be moved in the traveling direction, at least one wheel axle with at least one wheel, said wheel axle being supported in the machine frame transversely to the traveling direction, said wheel axle supporting the machine frame parallel to the ground surface, a least one sweeping element adapted to be driven for rotation about a sweeping element axis, said sweeping element axis extending substantially parallel to the ground surface, and said sweeping element is in contact with the ground surface when in an operating position. The sweeping machine of the invention provides that the sweeping element axis of the at least one sweeping element is adapted to be moved from a first operating position, assumed when travelling straight, to a second operating position, assumed when driving a curve, in which second position the sweeping element axis is in a position pivoted towards the inner side of the curve.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359181

Soilless pre-vegetated mat and process for production thereof

The present application relates to novel soilless pre-vegetated mats comprising a carrier mat comprised of a material that does not degrade under exterior growing conditions, and vegetation whose roots intertwine within and under the carrier mat. The present application also relates to processes for production of the soilless pre-vegetated mats.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359180

Grain bin vacuum tube extension system for evacuating grain from a grain bin

A grain bin vacuum tube extension system with (i) an extension tube comprising a bottom surface and a plurality of slots on the bottom surface of the extension tube, (ii) a sealing strip that is slidably secured to the bottom surface of the extension tube and that comprises a plurality of slots, and (iii) a butterfly valve that is configured to close when the slots on the bottom surface of the extension tube are aligned with the slots in the sealing strip and to open when the slots on the bottom surface of the extension tube are not aligned with the slots in the sealing strip. The sealing strip is slidably secured to the bottom surface of the extension tube such that the slots on the bottom surface of the extension cube align with the slots in the sealing strip when the sealing strip is slid to an open position. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359179

Grain cart with folding auger

A grain cart and foldable auger assembly having an upper auger assembly portion with a discharge portion, a lower auger assembly portion with an intake portion, and a compound angle joint that allows the upper auger assembly portion to be moved between operating and transport positions. When in an operating position, the upper auger portion and the lower auger portion are offset from each other by an operating offset angle. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359178

Bale mover with self-adjusting spinners

A bale mover with self-adjusting spinners for loading/unloading bales and unrolling bales. The bale mover includes a cross member and a pair of opposing arms that extend generally orthogonally to the cross member. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359177

Modular assembly for sugarcane harvesters

A modular assembly for a sugarcane harvester is disclosed. A sugarcane harvester may include a chassis with various discreet and laterally separated mounting locations. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359176

Lawn mower deck opening guard

A lawn mower deck opening guard includes an underbody plate, a reversed angle flange, a first mounting flange, and a second mounting flange. The reversed angle flange is connected to the underbody plate through a front free edge of the underbody plate while the first mounting flange and the second mounting flange are respectively connected to the underbody plate through a first fixed edge and a second fixed edge of the underbody plate. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359175

Line trimmer-to-lawnmower assembly

Provided herein are means and method to convert a lawn line trimmer into a lightweight and rugged four-wheeled lawn mower of adjustable height to mow grass evenly, which provide further for a hold-down member and forward cam members fixed on the base face to easily lock virtually any line trimmer by its protective shroud onto a base having either a horseshoe shaped cutout opening or a centrally located circular cutout opening, wherein the trimmer's rotating shaft and lines are centered; further provided is a hinged support bar member that further connects the present assembly at the line trimmer handle.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359174

Mower with motor cooling

A mower includes a rotary blade cutting grass due to being rotationally driven. A work motor rotationally drives the rotary blade. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359173

Lawn mower having deck lift system

This invention relates to a lawn mower including a deck lift system. The deck lift system is adapted to permit at least the cutter deck to be raised and lowered relative to the ground so as to selectively adjust the mower's height of cut.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359172

Rotary trimmer with cutting blade and line and blades for use with same

A rotary tool for cutting woody brush, that includes an engine, a transmission for transferring rotational movement to a head, an elongate pole, and the head is positioned at the end of the pole, and connected to the head is a cutting blade that has a flat middle section that is adapted to engage and opposite cutting sections that extend downwardly from the middle section, and the cutting sections have cutting surfaces and, in embodiments, the tool includes cutting line.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359171

Auxiliary mulching mower blade

An auxiliary mower cutting blade attachable to a mounting member of a lawnmower. The auxiliary mower cutting blade includes a mid-section portion forming a first longitudinal plane, first and second wing portions, each extending in a substantially upward-angled direction from a corresponding side of the mid-section portion, and first and second end portions, each extending from a corresponding wing portion. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359170

Mower with mower deck mounted motor

A mower includes a rotary grass cutting blade. A mower deck houses the rotary blade in an interior thereof. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359169

Lawn mower with improved cutting structure

In certain example embodiments of this invention, the lawn mower includes one or more of: (a) cutter deck baffle teeth for improving cutting performance; (b) a trim divider edge portion of the cutter deck for improving cutting performance; (c) a trim vacuum structure portion of the cutter deck for improving cutting performance; and/or (d) a center vacuum structure portion of the cutter deck for improving cutting performance.. . ...

12/17/15 / #20150359168

Riding mower

A riding mower is provided with a mower assembly supported on a vehicle body frame between front wheels and rear wheels. A steering assembly is configured to be operated by a driver. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359167

Plot placement systems and methods

Systems and methods for implementing a plot in a field based on the location of a marker placed in an application prescription map prior to a crop input application operation. The plot defines a plot region. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359166

Seed variety changer for a planter

A system for changing seed variety on a planter includes a plurality of row units with each row unit having a plurality of seed meters. Each seed meter has a guide for delivering seed to a transport belt and a switch that is activated and deactivated by a switch actuator on the belt. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359165

Optimizing product flow in a drop chute by controlling the shape and position of vortices present in the system

An air cart has a drop chute for conveying an agricultural product such as seed, from a metering device to a venturi portion of a product conveyance tube. The drop chute has a contoured downstream sidewall resulting in changes in drop chute width which introduce vortices providing an enhanced product flow. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359164

Low profile seed treater with metering functionality

An apparatus and method for metering and treating seed. The apparatus incorporates a belt conveyor or circular conveyor within a housing enabling a low-profile configuration, the conveyor having a plurality of cleats forming a series of separate voids for transporting determinable volumes of seed, and a seed treatment applicator adjacent the conveyor outlet for applying seed treatment to the seed. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359163

Row guidance parameterization with hough transform

Systems and techniques for row guidance parameterization with hough transform are described herein. An electronic representation of a field (erf) can be received. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359162

Assembly for angle adjustment

An assembly for angle adjustment is disclosed and shown for use with agriculture equipment such as planters, applicators and tillage equipment wherein deployment of a coupler upon a shaft to allow introduction of an angle is beneficial. A closing wheel assembly incorporating the assembly for angle adjustment allows control of the angle of a closing wheel to improve soil gathering action for delivery of more or less soil to the seed slot/open furrow generated by the opener or opener assembly of a planter (drill) row unit. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359161

Removing sod from a stacking conveyor

Sod harvester stacking head and stacking conveyor configurations can increase the rate at which sod can be harvested. The movement of the stacking head and/or the stacking conveyor can be controlled to maximize the rate at which the stacking head can remove sod from the stacking conveyor. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359160

Sod harvester stacking head that is movable with a stacking conveyor

A stacking head of a sod harvester can be configured to move with a stacking conveyor during a pick up operation. A stacking head on a roll harvester can be configured to move with a stacking conveyor to allow the stacking conveyor to be moved while the stacking head is removing rolls of sod from the stacking conveyor.. ...

12/17/15 / #20150359159

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. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351602

Method and system for manufacturing cleaning member

. . . . . . . . . . . . An analytical apparatus to be installed on a substantially horizontal surface of a diagnostic laboratory is presented. The apparatus comprises a bottom side and an upper working side, the bottom side having at least three casters for rolling the apparatus on a surface and at least two feet. A goggle and face-mask assembly includes goggles to which is fastened detachable material including a face protector.. . . . . . . . The present invention is a method for manufacturing cleaning members obtained by cutting multi-layer webs formed by: spreading fiber bundles, the lengthwise directions of which are parallel to the direction in which said fiber bundles are conveyed; and layering together at least the spread fiber bundles and non-woven fabric strips. Said method includes a step in which, before spreading, two or more fiber bundles are joined together, forming one or more join sections. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351601

Handheld cleaning device for use with disposable cleaning towel

A cleaning device operable for use with a disposable cleaning towel is provided. A housing extends between a housing top portion and an opposing housing bottom portion. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351600

Method for producing cleaning member, and system for producing cleaning member

Provided are a novel production method and production system suitable for producing a cleaning member having excellent cleaning performance, said production method and production system enabling the cleaning member to be efficiently produced. This production method involves the following steps. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351599

Vacuum cleaner with motor assembly

Disclosed herein are a motor assembly having an improved arrangement structure in which a motor assembly is arranged to an inside of a vacuum cleaner or having an improved internal structure such that an impeller and a rotor are concentrically disposed, and a vacuum cleaner having the same.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351598

Removable tool caddy

A tool caddy selectively connectable to a surface cleaner, the tool caddy including a base having a first accessory attachment feature, and a stem extending substantially perpendicular from the base and disposed substantially central to the base, the stem having a second accessory attachment feature. A combination surface cleaner and a removable tool caddy including a surface cleaner having a handle, a cord, an upper cord hook, and a lower cord hook, and a removable tool caddy having a base and a stem extending substantially perpendicular from the base and disposed substantially central to the base, the stem including a first opening and a flange for receiving the upper cord hook and a second opening for receiving the lower cord hook.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351597

Surface treatment device

A surface treatment device includes a body and a treatment head for treatment of a surface wherein at least a part of the treatment head is detachable from the body of the device, and replaceable by a treatment head or part of a different configuration from that of the first head or part.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351596

Surface cleaning apparatus

A surface cleaning apparatus is provided with a brush drive motor control and/or a bleed valve control is provided on a handle assembly.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351595

Kit for glass cleaning

A kit for glass cleaning is described, comprising at least one element for washing and at least one element for drying, said kit being quick and easy to use, practical and handy, able to achieve excellent results in terms of efficiency and costs.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351594

Toilet night light

A night light supported by a toilet seat assembly for directing illumination toward a toilet bowl.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351593

Hand dryer

A hand dryer includes a housing, which has a drying space accessible from outside, a fan, and a plurality of outlet nozzles. The outlet nozzles are connected to the fan and they are oriented in such a way that a drying process can be performed in the drying space. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351592

Soap dispenser

A soap dispenser that is engaged to the aerator threads on a faucet. When the faucet is switched on, water flows through a first pathway in the dispenser and exits the dispenser through an opening on the lower front of the device. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351591

Adaptation to an assistive device

Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to transfer benches and, more particularly, to a transfer bench adapted to facilitate the movement into and out of an enclosure, such as a bathtub, by persons having limited mobility. In one embodiment of the present invention, a transfer bench comprises a first seating section, a second seating section rotatably coupled to said first seating section and configured to rotate from and between a substantially horizontal position to a substantially vertical position, wherein the second seating section cannot rotate more than about 90 degrees from the horizontal position, a first plurality of legs configured to support the first seating section, a second leg configured to support the second seating section, and a back support member extending from a side of the first seating section perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the second seating section.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351590

Apparatus for apportioning a can of pet food and method therefor

There is provided an apparatus for apportioning a can of pet food. The apparatus include a mounting member shaped to selectively mount to an open end of the can of pet food. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351589

Blender base

A blender base is generally described. The blender base includes a base frame. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351588

Cookware set for frying

A cookware set for frying includes annular trough that seats on the rim of a cookware vessel in which foodstuffs are fried in oil or fats. The vessel and trough are covered by a lid having a lower rim that descends into the annular trough, which during cooking contains water for condensing oil vapor escapes there from through either a plurality of holes or a scalloped or serrated edge at the bottom thereof where the lower rim is immersed within and rests on the bottom of the annular trough.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351587

Toaster actuating mechanism

An actuating mechanism for a toaster, and in particular a bread identification actuating mechanism for a toaster, comprises a toast frame arranged in a housing, a sliding rack capable of moving upwards and downwards, and a control circuit, a toast rack being coupled to the sliding rack, a bracket being fixed to one end of the toast rack, the bracket being hinged to the sliding rack: wherein the toaster actuating mechanism is provided with a sensing device for identifying an angular displacement of the bracket, and the bracket drives a light barrier, the sensing device being arranged on a movement tack of the light barrier, the light barrier being capable of blocking a sensing light passage of the sensing device, the sensing device being coupled to the control circuit via a data line.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351586

Outdoor barbecue grill

Disclosed is an outdoor barbecue grill that includes a cylindrical housing member having a cone-shaped hood hingedly attached thereto. The housing member includes a defined interior volume for holding fuel source therein, wherein the fuel source can be inserted via a drawer-like opening disposed on the housing member. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351585

Hinged grill top

A grill system for a kettle pit that includes: a frame, where the frame covers a bottom portion of the kettle pit; a grill surface, where the grill surface extends over the frame and includes a first half and a second half; a rod extending through the diameter of the frame and grill surface, where the rod divides the first half and second half of the grill surface; and hinges on the grill, where the hinges enable autonomous movement of the first half and the second half. The grill system further includes a first handle is provided for the first half and a second handle is provided for the second half. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351584

System for preparing a drink and method for use of the system

A system for preparing a drink by mixing a drink extract with water, wherein the system comprises an extract container for holding a predefined amount of drink extract and a mixing device, wherein the extract container is an independent unit, closed from all sides and the mixing device comprises a water transport pipe that at one end is connectable to a water feed, and a hollow space that is arranged for receiving the extract container, wherein the hollow space at a bottom side is fluidly connected with the water transport pipe; wherein the water transport pipe at a location of the connection with the hollow space comprises a constriction for creation during operation of an underpressure at that location.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351583

Food or beverage production system

The invention concerns a system for preparing beverages comprising:—a container enclosing a beverage or food ingredient, wherein the container carries at least one dielectric or conductive pattern said pattern encoding information, and—a dispenser adapted for decoding information encoded by the at least one dielectric or conductive pattern carried by the container and for preparing a food or a beverage from the beverage or food ingredient enclosed in the container.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351582

Method for operating a beverage preparation machine, and beverage preparation machine for carrying out such a method

A method for operating a beverage preparation machine, by which at least one coffee unit for dispensing coffee and an additive unit for dispensing a beverage additive is provided. A plurality of beverage variants are displayed by an at least partly graphical display in a selection mode, and the beverage preparation machine is controlled by a selection of a beverage variant, said selection being carried out by a user, such that the selected beverage variant is automatically prepared and dispensed from an outlet. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351581

Network connected coffee maker for processing a coffee product

The invention provides a method and a coffee maker for processing a coffee product. The coffee maker comprises a coffee product processing means, a communications module connecting said coffee maker to a communications network, a memory storing an application program, and a processor configured to execute said application program to enable said coffee maker to exchange information through said communications network with any one or any combination of: a server; a database; a network connected device, another coffee maker or a group of other coffee makers for processing a coffee product the processor is configured to control said coffee product processing means to process the coffee product based on information received over said network as a consequence of said exchange of information. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351580

Infusion unit for making beverages with a hydraulic closing system

The infusion unit comprises a receptacle (25, 27) for receiving at least one ingredient in bulk form for the preparation of a beverage, as well as a brewing piston (33) arranged for insertion in the receptacle and forming a brewing chamber therewith. The brewing piston (33) is provided with a sealing arrangement (35) for sliding and sealing engagement with an inner wall of the receptacle when the brewing piston is in the receptacle. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351579

Method of regulating temperature for sous vide cooking and apparatus therefor

A method of regulating the temperature of a cooking liquid during sous vide cooking in a cooking vessel on a burner of a cooktop includes setting a desired cooking temperature and measuring the temperature of the cooking liquid inside the sous vide cooking vessel at a plurality of predetermined time intervals with a first temperature sensor mounted on an interior surface of a wall of the sous vide cooking vessel. The temperature of the cooking liquid is compared to the desired cooking temperature at each of the predetermined time intervals. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351578

Electric pressure cooker

The present invention discloses an electric pressure cooker, which includes a cooker body and a cooker cover, wherein the cooker body is provided with a magnetic sensitive switch and a magnetic member, and the magnetic member can move between a first position and a second position relative to the magnetic sensitive switch so that a control circuit of the electric pressure cooker can be powered on or powered off; and the cooker cover is arranged on the cooker body, and can rotate relative to the cooker body so that the magnetic member can move between the first position and the second position. According to the electric pressure cooker, the magnetic sensitive switch and the magnetic member constitute a detection device for detecting whether the cooker cover is closed in place, and therefore the electric pressure cooker is simple in structure and low in manufacturing cost.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351577

Cooker and method for cooking food

The invention proposes a cooker, comprising: a container, configured to receive food; a vibration generator coupled with the container, configured to generate vibration; and a controller coupled with the vibration generator, configured to control the vibration generator to vibrate the container to cause food movement in the container. The invention also proposes a method of cooking food in a container, comprising the steps of: heating the food in the container; and controlling a vibration generator to vibrate the container so as to cause the food in the container to move during the heating process.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351576

Window treatment mounting assembly

The present invention relates to a window treatment mounting assembly, and a kit which includes a window treatment mounting assembly and a window treatment or modular fabric components thereof. In one preferred aspect, a window treatment mounting assembly for mounting a window treatment over a window is provided, where the mounting assembly comprises a longitudinally elongated channel beam for releasably retaining the window treatment; a resiliently compressible retention member for releasably coupling the window treatment to the channel beam in a friction fit; and at least one mounting bracket for supporting the channel beam in a mounting position adjacent the window.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351575

Three dimensional hanging ornament

A three dimensional ornament is provided that is configured to be suspended from a tether and rotate to provide the appearance of different shapes as the ornament rotates. The ornament comprises a frame construction with an open interior and a frame member perimeter. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351574

Hair carrier bag

A hair carrying system to carry hairpieces, such as hair extensions, utilizing a hanger to hold the hairpiece, and an elongated bag having an opening through which the hanger with the hairpiece can be introduced inside the bag, the bag having a top slit through which a hook portion of the hanger can protrude so that the hanger can hang the hairpiece and the bag in a safe location.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351573

Work platform

A work platform has a top member with a surface sized to receive a user's feet thereon while standing and a bottom member coupled to the top member. The bottom member has a width and length generally equal to the width and length of the top member. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351572

Expandable clothes rack

An expandable clothes rack, including a first vertical longitudinal wood member, having a plurality of spaced apertures; a plurality of parallel wood dowels, each dowel fixedly secured within one of the spaced apertures within the first vertical longitudinal wood member, such that the dowel extends outwardly on either side of the first vertical longitudinal wood member; and, a second vertical longitudinal wood member including a plurality of parallel spaced metal tubes fixedly secured to and extending outwardly from the second vertical longitudinal wood member, and operatively arranged to telescopingly engage the plurality of parallel wood dowels to form a ladder-like structure.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351571

Portable container holder

A portable container holder is operable to receive a handheld container and broadly includes a support structure and a flexible sleeve. The support structure is operable to support the portable drink holder while being transported. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351570

Under cabinet knife storage unit

An under cabinet knife storage arrangement provides a knife storage board with elongated magnetic strips for holding the knives on the storage board and with a mounting arrangement that permits the knife storage board to be moved from a retracted position underneath the cabinet to an extended position which is forward of the cabinet and at an angle to the bottom surface of the cabinet in order to permit the user to have easy access to the knives.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351569

Cake transporting device

A cake transporting device for use in transporting cakes of various sizes. The cake transporting device includes an enclosure having a base, foldable side panels, and a removable lid, defining an interior volume in which a cake can be positioned for transportation. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351568

Drink containers and cap assemblies

Drink containers include a liquid container and a cap assembly removably coupled to the liquid container. Cap assemblies include a body that defines a drink outlet for dispensing drink liquid, and an operational assembly that is operatively coupled to the body and that has at least an open configuration permitting drink liquid to be dispensed and a closed configuration restricting drink liquid from being dispensed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351567

Beverage bottle with integrated straw

A plastic beverage bottle has an integrated straw through which the user can drink the bottle's contents. The straw insert follows the contours of the exterior wall of the bottle, so as to minimize intrusion and interference with the flow of liquid in the bottle. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351566

Disposable identification bands for disposable and nondisposable drinking cups, glasses, bottles and cans

The apparatus of the invention allows an identification of one's own disposable or non-disposable drinking cup, glass, bottle or can from that of another through the use of elastic identification bands all of substantially the same length, width and stretchability but with each having markedly different appearances one from another as to at least one of coloring, shading, patterning and design presentation.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351565

Portable combination dishware set

A portable combination dishware set comprising a first surface comprising a female part and a second surface comprising a male part of a fastening mechanism. The female part comprises a circular recess that forms a protuberance on the first surface, the protuberance terminating in a raised circular periphery, the raised circular periphery comprising a number of inwardly extending locking brackets, each locking bracket comprising an inner arcuate edge that joins the raised circular periphery at the first end of the inner arcuate edge and at the second end of the inner arcuate edge, and a locking channel situated directly underneath the arcuate edge of each locking bracket. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351564

Folding two section pillow comprised of horseshoe and contour pillows

A transformable, multi-function, detachable, foldable, two piece pillow which allows for comfortable and ergonomically correct prone, supine and seated use is provided. The two piece design is comprised of an upper wedged contour pillow and a lower horseshoe pillow, which may be used together or separately. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351563

Pillow with gusset of open cell construction

A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351562

Hangar for hair weave extensions

The invention provides a storage apparatus, configured expressly for storing hair extensions comprising a free standing hanger, divided into sections to accommodate hanging the hair extensions placed on either one to three rows of hanging arms, with each arm featuring a series of spring loaded clip fasteners, on which the individual hair extensions may be hung, wherein one or more of these hanging arms feature heavy duty suction cups for use in securing.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351561

Double end frame

A fixture has a front frame with a front, a side and a back, wherein the side extends from the front to the back. A side panel holder is mounted next to the front frame such that a wall of the side panel holder covers the back of the front frame proximate an edge where the back of the front frame meets the side of the front frame. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351560

Free-standing display fixture

A free-standing display fixture includes a main body having a top edge, a bottom edge, a right side panel, a center panel and a left side panel. Each of the left side panel, the center panel and the right side panel include interior surfaces and the interior surfaces of the left side panel and the right side panel face each other. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351559

The baby sitter infant support cushion

This invention is an infant and child round support cushion comprised of natural or synthetic firm filler material ranging in size between 22″ to 36″ in diameter, with a preferred diameter of 24″, with a center cut-out well ranging in size between 11″ to 18″ in diameter, with a preferred diameter of 12″, 2′ to 7″ in height, with a preferred height of 5″, with three 1.5″ cushion inserts for the center well designed to provide a surface for laying, to help the child learn to sit up unsupported at rest or play, and to learn how to support self on knees while learning to crawl. This invention offers the new concept of offering a firmer more durable cushion that supports children on all surrounding sides ranging in height between 2″ to 7″ high, comprising sides with flat edges that do not allow the child to fall over and that teach the child how to support self in a seated position and a crawling position by providing a firm resistance against which feet can brace, in a compact aesthetic circle-design making the most use of material and space.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351558

Baby supporting chair

A baby supporting chair (1) is provided that comprises a generally rigid outer support shell (2) of generally dome shape with a lower periphery (3) for supporting the chair (1), directly or indirectly, on a generally horizontal surface. The outer support shell (2) has, in plan view, a baby receiving zone in a central region for receiving at least a lower trunk of a baby, in use. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351557

Multi-layer body support having phase change material

A body support includes a plurality of vertically stacked layers, a phase change material provided in each of the layers, and a cover enclosing the vertically stacked layers.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351556

Bed device system and methods

Introduced are a bed device system and methods for: gathering human biological signals, such as heart rate, breathing rate, or temperature; analyzing the gathered human biological signals; and controlling the bed device system, e.g., a temperature of the bed device, based on the analysis.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351555

Apparatus, system, and method for leg articulation in an adjustable height bed

An adjustable height bed. The adjustable height bed includes a deck connected to a bed frame and one or more leg assemblies. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351554

Seating unit convertible to bed

A seating unit having a foldable bed includes: a base with an internal cavity and a rear wall; a foldable bed that includes separate and distinct head, intermediate and seat sections, wherein in a folded position, the intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed and positioned in vertically stacked relationship, and the head section is generally vertically disposed and positioned adjacent the rear wall of the base, and in an unfolded position, the head, intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed and in serial alignment with each other; and a bed folding mechanism that is attached to the base and the head, intermediate and seat sections that controls the movement of the bed between the folded and unfolded positions.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351553

Desk treadmill assembly with chair platform

Exercise treadmill chair platform that resides horizontally over a treadmill when it is not in use to stabilize an office chair while it resides beneath the desk. The platform has a top and bottom flat plate, aligned, square or rectangular shaped, and of a low profile, that slides over the treadmill to cover the belt when the treadmill is not in use, thus enabling the user to safely sit at the desk without having to store away the treadmill. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351552

Chair with flex member

A chair includes a first side member, a second side member, a back cross member, a first flex member, and a second flex member. The first side member supports a first side of the chair and the second side member supports a second side of the chair. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351551

Configurable lounge furnishing

A furnishing includes a seat and a base that supports the seat. The furnishing further includes a geometrically shaped backrest that is pivotal relative to the seat and has at least a front, a back, a bottom, a right side and a left side that is substantially parallel with the right side. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351550

Multi-directional body motion stack chair

The present invention comprises a chair that allows small, subtle multi-directional motion by the user while maintaining the functionality and space requirements of a stack chair. The chair of the present invention comprises motion that is facilitated by flexible supports mounted to the frame of the chair which suspend and support the chair's seat. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351549

Stool with domed base and seat

A stool having a center column connecting a domed base and a domed seat is disclosed. The domed seat and/or the domed base may be resiliently deformable during use to provide a user with a “bouncing” sensation. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351548

Surface adaptive tension-compression base structure

A tension-compression base structure including tension elements (such as flexible cables or ropes) and compression elements (such as rigid legs) is provided with a slidably adjustable path for the tension elements around or within the compression elements, thereby enabling a degree of adaptability to support surfaces that may not be ideally flat, such as on outdoor terrain. Such a tension-compression base may be used to support a platform, a stool, or an item of equipment that may be desirably held in a preferred orientation irrespective of terrain irregularities, and as furniture may be configured to rock with a user's body as a form of active seating.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351547

Folding chair

A folding seat includes a substantially upside-down “u” shaped fixed structure. Respective articulated support frames support the fixed structure on the ground and are constrained on each of the two vertical sides of the “u”. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351546

Furniture member seatback linkage with selectable fastener locations for adjusting seatback angle

An article of furniture may include a seat link and a seatback link. The seat link may include first, second and third apertures. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351545

Furniture member seatback linkage with cam member for adjusting seatback angle

A seatback member cam adjustment system includes a seat link having a first bore and a seatback link rotatably connected to the seat link. The seatback link includes an arm portion and a leg portion connected to the arm portion. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351544

Wall bracket for a flat screen

Proposed is a wall bracket for a flat screen having a length-variable first bar (2, 22), with a fastening device (3) which fastens the first bar (2, 22) in a substantially horizontal orientation to at least one wall (7, 27, 28), with at least two hooks (5, 25) which can be fastened on the rear side of the flat screen (14) and which are mountable on the first bar (2, 22), with a closure (16) for the hooks (5).. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351543

Earthquake-activated shelf security system

An earthquake-activated shelf security system has two guide rails attached to both sides of a shelf or pallet rack. At least one retainer is moveably constrained to move along the guide rails by a rotating loop located on each end of the retainer. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351542

Cabinet sidewall structure with hidden wall holes

A cabinet sidewall structure with hidden wail holes has a rectangular plate and at least one thin sheet material. The rectangular plate has a first plane, a second planar surface located opposite to the first plane, a first side surface and a second side surface located opposite to the first side surface. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351541

Assembly kit and door assembly for appliance

Door assemblies and assembly kits for coupling appliance doors and decorative door panels together are provided. An assembly kit includes a first bracket connectable to the appliance door, and a second bracket connectable to the decorative door panel. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351540

Modular shelving

A shelf assembly includes a shelf main body. The shelf assembly further includes a plurality of corner connectors releasably coupled to the shelf main body. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351539

Acutating drive for moving a moveable furniture part

An actuating drive (5) for moving a moveable furniture part (3), comprising: at least one moveably mounted actuating member (7) for moving the moveable furniture part (3); a spring device (11) for subjecting the actuating member (7) to force; an adjustment device (13) by means of which a force of the spring device (11), which force acts on the actuating member (7) can be adjusted; wherein the adjustment device (13) has an adjustment screw (16) having a thread (17), wherein the force of the spring device (11), which force acts on the actuating member (7), can be adjusted via a screw nut (12) which is mounted displaceably along the thread (17), wherein at least one spring element (26) is provided via which the screw nut (12) can be subjected, at at least one end region of the adjustment screw (16), to a force directed away from said end region.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351538

Storage system

A storage system including an alignment rail mounted to a wall and configured to engage with a first rail mounted on one or more storage members to align the storage members for attachment to a wall and to each other. The storage members may include a second rail and may be mounted to the wall through the first and second rails and attached to each other via fasteners extending through pre-formed apertures in sidewalls of the storage members.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351537

Mechanism for ganging tables

A ganging mechanism is configured to releasably attach a first object to a second object. The ganging mechanism includes a first part that is coupled to the first object. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351536

Wall-mounted dispensing device for thermal beverage wraps

A wall-mounted dispensing device allows for storing and quick retrieval of thermal beverage wraps. The dispensing device has a rectangular box shape with a dispensing slot located at the bottom for removing thermal beverage wraps. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351534

Two-tiered boot tray with umbrella drip tray stand

Stands, devices, systems and methods for supporting umbrellas in vertical orientations and different levels with raised ridges and sidewalls for allowing outdoor footwear to dry. The stands can include two tier levels, each with raised sidewalls and posts for allowing a top tier to be supported over a bottom tier. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351533

Shelving with molded end caps

A shelving system includes a plurality of shelf members and a plurality of supports configured to support the shelf members. The shelving system further includes a plurality of end caps. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351532

Organizing unit, method of making and using the same

An organizing unit is used with a plurality of pliable containers. Each pliable container has a mouth. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351531

Smartphone or tablet mounting device and method

A mounting apparatus for reversibly attaching a portable electronic device to a support surface, wherein the mounting apparatus comprises a support shaft, a connector device, a mounting attachment, and a mounting bracket. The connector device is secured to a first end of the support shaft for reversibly attaching the mounting apparatus to the support surface. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351530

Cord management system for furniture

A cord management system for furniture includes an elongated flexible member having a plurality of cable clip elements attached thereto for attachment to multiple cables to retain the cables near the elongated member. The elongated flexible member is resilient and is configured for attachment to an article of furniture, such as a table, that is vertically moveable from a first lowered position to a second raised position. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351529

Modular technology furniture

Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351528

Table arrangement

The present invention provides a table arrangement comprising a support member rotatably mounted to a base structure, a table element translatably mounted to the support member, and a locking mechanism comprising a first locking member connected to the support member to rotate with the support member between non-aligned and aligned configurations with respect to the second locking member, and a second locking member, the first or second locking member being translatably mounted with respect to the other locking member between a first engagement position and a second engagement position, wherein, when the first locking member is in the aligned configuration, the first or second locking member can translate into the second engagement position. The invention also provides methods of deploying and stowing a table arrangement.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351527

Device for cleaning an object

Various aspects of the present invention are directed to cleaning devices for cleaning objects such as paint brushes. The cleaning device includes a head portion positioned along a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connected to the head portion and positioned along the longitudinal axis. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351526

Dental hygiene and gum stimulator device

Dental hygiene and gum simulator devices according to the present invention comprise a bristle platform and a plurality of bristles attached to the bristle platform. The devices are put into a user's mouth and chewed thereby producing sub-gingival penetration. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351525

Portable electronic terminal holding tool

The present invention of a portable electronic terminal holding tool allows ensuring the hold of a portable electronic terminal without dropping from a hand as well as enhancing input operability by the thumb of a holding hand through extending the reachable range of the thumb. This holding tool comprises a stick protruding in the direction of a side surface of a portable electronic terminal. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351524

Multipurpose strap device for securing, fastening, removably attaching, carrying, storing, holding and/or locking items and/or objects

The present invention is a multipurpose strap device for securing, fastening, removably attaching, carrying, storing holding, and/or locking items and/or objects. One current embodiment allows for carrying a helmet on a motorcycle by securing said helmet to said motorcycle via the multipurpose strap device. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351523

Tool holder

Tool holders are disclosed herein that include a cradle portion including a first pocket and a second pocket, the first and the second pockets being configured to suspend a hand tool by a first end and a second end of a head of the hand tool. The tool holder further includes a locking mechanism adapted to secure the hand tool within the first and the second pockets, a release mechanism adapted to open the locking mechanism to enable a user to lift the head of the hand tool from the cradle portion, and a mount adapted to enable a user to attach the tool holder to a worn item.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351522

Fastener

Embodiments of the invention provide a curved fastener that may be assembled to a tape measure, portable electronic device, medallion, or other item. A center line of the curved fastener may be or approximate a two-dimensional spiral or a parabola.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351521

System comprising an electronic means executing a program and controlling an adjustment system

A cosmetic or dermatological system includes a packaging and dispensing device including one or more compositions on the basis of which a product is delivered, an adjustment system coupled or able to be coupled to the packaging and dispensing device, making it possible to modify the amount dispensed and/or at least one property of the product dispensed by the packaging and dispensing device, a processor configured to execute a program and acting automatically on the adjustment system, or for indicating to the user an action to be exerted on the adjustment system, to make the adjustment evolve in the course of the use of the device, the program determining the evolution of the adjustment as a function at least of a quantity representative of the number of uses of said device or of the amount of said product or of at least one of said compositions and already dispensed.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351520

Cleavage pad

A cleavage pad for adhering to the skin wherein the outer contour of the cleavage pad is formed by a substantially concave contour and a substantially convex contour having rounded portions in the transitions of both contours, wherein a point of intersection a of the convex contour is provided with an axis of symmetry and a point of intersection b of the concave contour is provided with the axis of symmetry, and wherein a perpendicular projection of the point of the rounded portions of the largest spaced interval from the point of intersection a to the axis of symmetry produces a point c and the ratio of the distance ab/ac is less than 0.8.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351519

Articles providing long lasting fragrances

A method of providing a longer lasting fragrance and a kit for delivering a longer lasting fragrance by dispensing microcapsules and a volatile solvent is provided.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351518

Digital device and method for controlling the same

A digital device including a scent emitting unit and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The digital device includes a display unit for displaying a first image including a first object having a first scent property and a second object having a second scent property, a sensor unit for sensing a distance from a specific body part of a user, a scent emitting unit, and a processor. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351517

Hair colouring kit

A kit for colouring hair comprising: i) a first container containing a composition comprising an oxidative dye; and ii) a second container containing a composition comprising a per-oxygen generating material, in which the second container comprises sides of height x mm, a first end closed by a bottom of external diameter y mm and a second end opposite the first, having a opening of internal diameter z mm in which the ratio of x to y is less than 1:1 and the internal diameter z mm differs by 15% or less from the external diameter y mm and in which the internal diameter z mm is from 60 to 80 mm.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351516

Integrated, manicure-pedicure station apparatus and method

A small and portable workstation for manicure and pedicure procedures may have a soft, impervious outer layer, undamaged by, yet easily cleaned with, solvents such as rubbing alcohol (e.g., 99% isopropyl) and nail polish remover (i.e., acetone). Viscoelastic “gel” skin of synthetic hydrocarbon polymer overlies a body of plastic, metal, wood, or expanded polymer (foam). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351515

Hair accessory and method of styling hair

The presently disclosed technology teaches a hair accessory for receiving and restraining a bundle of hair, a method of making the hair accessory, and methods of styling hair and instructing others to style hair using the hair accessory. The hair accessory comprises a pair of opposing ductile metallic members. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351514

Device for applying a cosmetic composition

An application device for applying a cosmetic composition, comprising: a gripping element; a first head including a first surface; a rod connecting the gripping element and the first head and extending along the length of a longitudinal axis; and a second head mounted on the gripping element and comprising a second surface. The first and second heads are mounted such that they can move in relation to one another along the length of the longitudinal axis between an open position in which the first and second surfaces are at a distance from one another and a closed position in which the first and second surfaces are applied against one another. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351513

Bag with anti-theft function cross reference to related application

Disclosed herein is a bag with an anti-theft function which is used to temporarily store various valuables (a wallet, a cellular phone, a camera, a watch, etc.) or clothes in a crowded place, for example, a water play area such as a beach or a water park, and is configured such that the stored valuables or the bag itself can be prevented from being stolen. The bag according to the present invention includes an anti-theft means which fastens first and second zippers that openably close an opening of the bag body to each other and binds the bag body to a surrounding structure, whereby valuables (a wallet, a cellular phone, a camera, a watch, etc.) stored in the bag body not only can be prevented from being stolen but the bag itself can also be prevented from being stolen because it is bound to the surrounding structure.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351512

Handbag with interchangeable liners

A customizable handbag. The customizable handbag includes an outer shell, wherein a portion of the outer shell is transparent. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351511

Frame assembly for a customized carrying bag

A frame assembly for a customized carrying bag includes a frame that defines a periphery and an interior compartment. The frame has a top, a bottom, and a pair of opposite sides that extend between and interconnect the ends of the top and the bottom. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351510

Camera and accessory carrying case with improved protection and access features

A camera storage and transport case (2) is provided that allows for ease of access to housed devices. A case is provided in a backpack configuration with a main zipper (18) or release member that allows the case to hinge open in a manner that provides access to internal storage volumes with case.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351509

Active suspension case for a mobile device

An improved protective case for a mobile device is disclosed herein. The protective case may comprise a base portion, a stop, and at least one sliding or moving impact section to assist in the absorption of impact.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351508

Holder for consumer products, flap portion for such a holder, and combination of such a holder and a panel element

A holder for consumer products, including an at least substantially rectangular, flat storage portion having a first and a second at least substantially flat wall, the walls defining between them at least one flat compartment provided with an opening for accommodating the consumer products therein, and an at least substantially flat flap portion having an at least substantially rectangular plate-shaped wall element, wherein a first elongate connecting element is provided at the location of a first longitudinal edge of the wall element designed for being accommodated in a first passage that is provided in the first wall for interconnecting the wall element and the storage portion.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351507

Reusable and disposable grocery bags

Embodiments described herein are related to a reusable grocery bag with a set of disposable liners coupled to an inner surface of the reusable grocery bag. Embodiments disclosed herein utilize disposable liners to reduce, limit or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs while a consumer is shopping for various items. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351506

Moldable wallet

A system and method for a moldable wallet. A moldable wallet has a clam shell shape with a top shell coupled to a bottom shell by a shell hinge. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351505

Cantilevered umbrella

A cantilevered umbrella includes a base, a mast, a cantilevered arm, a canopy, and an air shock system. The mast has a first end and a second end. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351504

Bi-stable support fixture for addition of pendants to jewelry chains

A support fixture is provided for holding chain to facilitate addition of pendants thereto. The fixture comprises a polymeric base and a pair of inter-nesting uprights pivotably mounted therein at opposed ends of the base. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351503

Wristband with recessed clasp and method of assembling and operating same

A wristband has a clasp that includes a clasp latch and a clasp leg having an inner end and an outer end, wherein the inner end of the clasp leg is pivotally connected to a first end of the clasp latch. The wristband also includes a set of links having an end pivotally connected to the outer end of the clasp leg, wherein an inside face of at least one link of the set of links is recessed to form a recession that is shaped to cradle the clasp leg and at least a portion of the clasp latch when the clasp is closed.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351502

Slider assembly and zipper comprising same

Disclosed are a novel slider assembly and a zipper comprising same. The slide assembly comprises: a slider comprising upper and lower plates provided with teeth guides, and a post connecting the upper and lower plates, the slider interlocking the teeth while advancing along the teeth arranged a set distance apart on each sides of first and second tapes, and separating the teeth while moving backwards therealong; a locking unit, disposed at the longitudinal-direction end of the first tape, for restricting the backward movement of the slider; and a bottom unit, disposed at the longitudinal-direction end of the second tape, elastically coupling with the locking unit by the vertical pressure (in the direction of the thickness of the tape) applied by the overlapping locking unit pressing down, and uncoupling therefrom by the force of moving the slider backwards.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351501

Slider for a slide fastener

A slider for a slide fastener is provided with an openable bridge suitable to remove or replace a pull tab, wherein a base of the bridge is connected to the slider body by a connection allowing a combination of linear displacement and pivoting relative to the slider body, a linear displacement of the bridge causes the lock/unlock of the bridge to/from a retaining member of the slider body, and a pivoting of the bridge causes the opening/closing of a front passage for removal or insertion of a pull tab. The bridge portion may also include a locking member associated with the bridge.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351500

Side-release buckle assembly

A buckle assembly may include a first connection member, and a second connection member configured to receive at least a portion of the first connection member in order to removably connect the first connection member to the second connection member. The second connection member includes an outer frame defining a central opening that is configured to allow monitoring of alignment and connection between the first and second connection members.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351499

Polymeric component with injected, embedded ink and apparatus and method for manufacturing same

An article, such as an article of footwear, includes a polymeric component that has a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness between the first surface and the second surface. The article has ink injected into the polymeric component at a predetermined depth from the first surface such that the ink is embedded in the polymeric component at least partially between the first surface and the second surface. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351498

Barrier for midsole of a shoe

A shoe barrier that covers a midsole on a shoe. The barrier forms a substantially elongated ring shaped band that is dimensioned to encompass the periphery of the shoe at its midsole section. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351497

Spacer textile material with tensile strands having multiple entry and exit points

A spacer textile material has at least a portion of a tensile strand located between a first layer and a second layer of the spacer textile material where the first layer and second layer have been joined together to form channels in which the tensile strand moves freely. The tensile strand may be disposed within or about the spacer textile material in any location on the material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351496

In-shoe support device for heeled shoes

Disclosed is an in-shoe support device for heeled shoes, comprising: a first end, a second end, a first support portion, a second support portion, and a third support portion. The design of the thickness distribution and its correspondence to the foot position in heeled shoes can alter a curvature of a foot bed of a heeled shoe. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351495

Wearable assembly

A wearable assembly provides a sock that attaches to a shoe while also providing a belt that matches both the sock and the shoe and can be worn around a user's waist. The assembly includes a shoe having an upper section and a sole section. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351494

Shoe midsole assembly equipped airbag system

Provided is an in-sole assembly for shoes. The in-sole assembly includes an in-sole, a shank board which is arranged on a lower part of the in-sole, an air bag cushion sole which is arranged on an upper part of the in-sole, wherein the air bag cushion sole includes a plurality of air bags in which air is filled and which are projected upwards, wherein the air bag includes a plurality of main air bags which are arranged from one side of an arched area of a foot to an area of a big toe so as to form a line, and a plurality of auxiliary air bags which are formed around the main air bags.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351493

Footwear with traction elements

The invention relates to articles of footwear having traction elements, and systems and methods for manufacturing same. An example shoe includes an upper and a sole plate, the sole plate including a lower surface adapted for ground contact having a first sole portion including first traction elements, the first traction elements having a distal end and a side wall with extensions extending from a central core, and a second sole portion including second traction elements, the second traction elements having at least one geometrical feature differing in one or more aspects from a corresponding geometrical feature of the first traction elements.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351492

Article of footwear

The present invention is directed toward an article of footwear including an upper and a sole structure. The sole structure includes a generally rigid midsole plate spanning the length of the footwear and a compression member depending from the ground-facing surface of the plate. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351491

Sole

A sole (1) for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe/hiking shoe or ski boot/snowboard boot, is proposed, with a cushioning profile (5) arranged on the outside (3) of the sole (1). The sole (1) is distinguished in that the cushioning profile (5) also extends over the inside (7) of the sole (1).. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351490

Puncture resistant workboot

A work boot has a midsole connected between an upper and a sob, the midsole having a plurality of layers of puncture resistant material lining an inner surface and side walls thereof. The side walls extend upwardly from a periphery of the inner surface of the midsole. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351489

Foot ware with integrated pocket for insertion of orthotic arch supports

This invention relates to foot ware with a pocketed area for receiving an orthotic arch support. The pocket is either formed within a two piece insole so that the pocket is formed within the lower portion of the insole and the upper portion of the insole has an opening for insertion of an orthotic arch support. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351488

Article of footwear and pump unit

An article of footwear with an inflatable bladder and a pump unit for inflating the inflatable bladder. The pump unit includes an external pump including a coupling for releasably attaching to a valve mechanism or a cap fitted over the valve mechanism located on the article of footwear and in communication with the inflatable bladder. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351487

Soccer boot

The invention is a soccer boot adapted by the movement of a player's foot to provide a full spectrum of boot positions for better performance on the soccer field with three identified positions: an outsole neutral position, an outsole up position and an outsole down position. The unique components of the boot are a plurality of vamp upper wavy sinusoidal preformed expandable wrinkles and a plurality of outsole wavy sinusoidal preformed expandable wrinkles. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351486

Shoe with a replaceable upper

The present invention includes methods of removably attaching a flexible upper (14) to a rigid sole (12) to form an open toe shoe (10). The upper (14) is attached to the sole (12) by a set of interference fit studs (74) pushed into bores (76) in the sole (12). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351485

West coast

The invention provides an improved method of obtaining shoe laces for a sports shoe or tennis shoe. The reservoir is either attached to or sunken into the side of the sports shoe or tennis shoe. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351484

Method for monitoring an individual's motor load and insole for the implementation thereof

A method for measurements of parameters characterizing human motor activity provides registration of signals generated by load sensors mounted in shoe insoles, with each insole having at least two load sensors, one mounted near the heel, and the other near the toe of the foot. The specific type of motor activity is determined based on temporal correlation of load sensor signals from both insoles and values thereof. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351483

Article of footwear including a monofilament knit element with a fusible strand

An article of footwear including a full monofilament upper is described. The full monofilament upper incorporates a knitted component including a monofilament knit element. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351482

Apparatus and methods for securing accessories to a helmet

Attachment systems for attaching accessories to a helmet shell and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, an attachment system may include a first attachment portion mounted to a helmet shell and extending through an opening in an associated accessory. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351481

Batting helmet having localized impact protection

A batting helmet having localized impact protection comprises a rigid shell with a padded inner core affixed therein. Localized impact protection comprises additional padding attached to the inner core, increased thickness of the rigid shell, increased stiffness of the rigid shell, and additional padding attached to the rigid shell, alone or in combination, positioned in various regions of the helmet.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351480

Shield and helmet

A shield includes one or more protrusion members having shapes protruding from an outer surface of the shield are provided or, alternatively, one or more recesses having shapes depressed from the outer surface of the shield are carved. The one or more protrusion members or the one or more recesses are located at vicinities of both side positions on the shield for covering a face where the lateral width of the shield in right and left directions becomes a maximum.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351479

System for displaying a graphic on a helmet

A system for displaying one or more graphics on a sports helmet, including a strap material of a length which is sufficient to wrap completely around a selected portion of a helmet, with the strap material being flexible and substantially planar. One or more fasteners are included on opposing ends of the strap material, and a loop with one or more substantially flat surfaces is formed by connecting the fasteners to the fasteners included on the opposing end of the strap material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351478

Hat with receptor

A receptor that can be associated with the wall of the dome of a hat and receive items such as the stems of a pair of sunglasses. The receptor can be located on the interior wall of the dome and be accessible through an aperture or, the receptor can be located on the interior wall of the dome of the hat.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351477

Apparatuses and methods of interacting with 2d design documents and 3d models and generating production textures for wrapping artwork around portions of 3d objects

A network device including document, design, aggregation and production texture modules. The document module generates a 2d design document that includes non-aggregated texture islands (ntis). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351476

Eyelash holder

An eyelash holder includes a base and at least one eyelash mount supported on the base, has a curved lateral side defining an eyelash positioning edge, and includes two holding slots being distal from one another and extending into the eyelash positioning edge.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351475

Hand restraint gloves

A finger restraint glove prevents restrained individuals from using their hands and fingers in undesired ways. The gloves completely limit the ability of restrained individuals to use their hands and fingers by encapsulating their hands. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351474

Garments including elastic composite fabric

Included is a stretchable fabric composite laminate, which includes two outer layers of fabric with a bonded inner layer of elastomeric fibers. The stretchable fabric composite laminate is attached to the garment fabric as an edgeband or strap or within an edgeband or strap to provide a more comfortable garment or greater fit range.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351473

Leg handle comprising thin stretch fabric and rounded cylindrical section

A leg handle with preferably hollow cylindrical sections is used to aid in lifting a jumping player, especially for lineouts in world rugby. The handles are preferably made of one or more foam sausages attached to a thin stretch fabric sleeve which is placed the leg of the jumper and when jumping allow for secure grasp by lifters. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351472

Glove with impact guard

A glove has a top panel and a bottom panel that together form a main glove body. Fingers, including an index finger and other fingers, extend from the main glove body, each of the fingers having a top side and a bottom side corresponding with the top panel and bottom panels of the main glove body. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351471

Rapidly removable gloves and related methods

Disclosed is a modified set of gloves, system, and method of glove removal and retention that is particularly well suited for, but not limited to, tactical situations (i.e. Fast-roping) and action sports environments. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351470

Garment with removable hand protectors

A coat assembly or garment can include a coat portion and/or one or more sleeves and one or more hand protectors. A hand protector can be configured to be removably coupled to a distal end of a sleeve. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351469

Garment and cover combination to aid in user mobility

A combination of a machine knit first layer and a weave fabric second layer for reducing friction between the layers is provided. The machine knit first layer comprises an upper surface with a first vector and a lower surface with a second vector or it comprises an asperities vector and the weave fabric second layer has an upper surface having a long vector or an asperities vector and a short vector, and a lower surface. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351467

Apparatus and method for creating protective equipment

In the field of protective equipment, a method can be provided for design and manufacture of protective equipment that allows for a degree of customization to provide enhanced performance characteristics without incurring high cost. In some examples, the method includes a method of determining a mold for a body part including the steps of inputting body part information, searching a database of existing anatomical components and selecting components that most closely match the information, searching a database of body part models and selecting at least one body part model that closely corresponds to the selected components, creating a body part model from the selected components, comparing the two models and determining which model is most appropriate and using a mold associated with that model.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351466

Cycling jersey sleeve pattern

A cycling jersey comprises a right front panel having a right body portion and a right sleeve portion integral with the right body portion, and a left front panel having a left body portion secured to the right body portion and a left sleeve portion integral with the left body portion. Preferably, the right and left sleeve portions form a majority of a circumference of right and left sleeves of the jersey, respectively. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351465

Inflatable bra

An inflatable bra having a bladder in each cup, and a switchable valve built into the bra for allowing the bladders to be inflated one at a time, or together. A separate handheld pump can be connected to the switchable valve for inflating each bladder, or deflating each bladder. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351464

Bra assembly

Bras and methods of forming bras suitable for nursing activities and closure assemblies that are convenient to manipulate. The bra assembly includes a pair of breast cups that are secured to a torso band. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351463

Modular brassiere assembly

A modular brassiere assembly includes a pair of brassiere cups and an attachment member attaching together the brassiere cups. The brassiere cups each are comprised of a plastic material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351462

Modifed baby bib having enhanced neckband

A modified baby bib for providing enhanced protection for a child's clothing while eating comprises a bib body shaped in a similar manner to conventional bibs but including two sleeve portions, two cap extension portions, an elasticized pocket, and an integrated neckband. The integrated sleeve portions extend down from the neck area and out from the side of each side of the bib body to cover the arms of the wearer. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351461

Garments to aid infants in achieving stable quadruped posture and controlled mobility

Aspects of the invention are directed to a garment for use by a wearer positioned on a ground surface. The garment comprises pants, a plurality of left pant patches, and a plurality of right pant patches. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351460

Undergarment for sitting

An undergarment used for sitting for long periods of time is provided. The undergarment includes a waist band and leg portions. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351459

Body conforming padding

While there is generally high interest for women to wear complementing, jeans that highlight desireable curves, not all women have the figure that they feel is fit for these tight-fitting jeans. Designer jean manufacturers specifically design the jeans to an all-too-uncommon figure. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351458

Cuff for clothing article

A cuff for an article of clothing includes various components, such as one or more flexible members for adjusting a fit of the cuff. One flexible member might be used to tighten and loosen a fit of the cuff. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351457

Electronic cigarette and method for adjusting flow rate of gas flow of electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprises a cigarette rod with a battery, an atomizer configured to atomize tobacco oil contained therein, and an airflow path configured to enable the air to flow into the atomizer. A pressure regulating valve unit arranged in the airflow path includes a floating sphere configured to close or open the airflow path according to an airflow direction and to adjust the airflow rate flowing into the airflow path. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351456

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette is provided in two or three sections. One section is a reusable barrel containing the electrical components, including a rechargeable battery and a heater or atomizer. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351455

Electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette device thereof

An electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette comprises a main rod body, a battery chamber provided with an opening is arranged on a side wall of the main rod body or on an end surface of the main rod body inside the main rod body, and a battery cover capable of being opened and closed is arranged at the opening. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351454

Atomizer for electronic cigarette

The present application is directed to electronic cigarette accessories, providing an atomizer for electronic cigarette, including a heating wire, an atomizing cup, an atomizing chamber and four ports, wherein the two ports are voltage input ports and another two ports are expansion ports. The atomizer for electronic cigarette in the present application includes two voltage input ports and two expansion ports. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351453

Smoking apparatus accessory and method of using the same

A smoking apparatus is provided. The smoking apparatus includes a main body having a first end and a second end, the first end defining a concave interior surface. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351452

Hookah smoke filtration device

A hookah smoke filtration device is provided that attaches to the of a stem of a hookah apparatus, wherein the filtration device is at least partially or fully submerge within the water in the base of the hookah. In addition, the filter device of the present invention can be made of an extensive cellular polyurethane foam material having a plurality pores, channels, passages, open cells, and/or closed cells for trapping tar, nicotine, and other smoke impurities. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351451

Smoking article and a method of manufacturing a smoking article

A smoking article comprises a first filter section, and a second filter section located downstream of the first filter section. The first filter section comprises a material with a first pressure drop per unit length, the second filter section comprises a material with a second pressure drop per unit length, and the second pressure drop per unit length is greater than the first pressure drop per unit length. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351450

Apparatus and method for wrapping a sheet of wrapping material around a rod-shaped article

An apparatus for wrapping a sheet of wrapping material (5) around a rod-shaped article (4) or a plurality of linearly arranged substantially cylindrical segments, either of which comprises a fragile segment (40), comprising: —a rotatable drum (2) having a circumferential drum surface (20) comprising a plurality of flutes (21) adapted to hold a rod-shaped article (4) or a plurality of linearly arranged substantially cylindrical segments, and comprising attachment portions (22) arranged between the flutes (21) adapted to hold a sheet of wrapping material (5) having an adhesive on an outer surface, —a rolling device (1) comprising a contact surface (10) arranged at a predetermined distance from the drum surface (20), to contact a periphery of the rod-shaped article (4) or plurality of linearly arranged substantially cylindrical segments to make the rod-shaped article (4) or plurality of linearly arranged substantially cylindrical segments move out of the flute (21) and roll over the outer surface having the adhesive thereon to wrap the sheet of wrapping material (5) around the rod-shaped article (4) or plurality of linearly arranged substantially cylindrical segments. At least a portion (101) of the contact surface (10) is resiliently displaceable away from the circumferential drum surface (20).. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351449

Liquid composition for electronic cigarettes

The liquid composition for electronic cigarettes includes water, a natural glycol, glycerol, natural flavorings and possibly nicotine. The natural glycol is composed of 1,3-propanediol, obtained through bioprocessing of corn sugars.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351448

Smokeless tobacco product, smokeless tobacco product in the form of a sheet, extrudable tobacco composition, method for manufacturing a smokeless tobacco product, method for delivering super bioavailable nicotine contained in tobacco to a user, and packaged smokeless tobacco product sheet

A nonaqueous, extrudable composition includes at least one thermoplastic polymer in an amount of more than 20 wt % of the whole composition and tobacco. A smokeless tobacco product in the form of a sheet can be made by extruding or hot melt shaping a nonaqueous composition comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer and tobacco, the sheet being soluble in a user's mouth and resulting in sustained release of nicotine to the user. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351447

Chocolate dipping tray

A chocolate dipping tray is described which is configured to facilitate the application of chocolate or a similar hardening confection to a fruit such as a strawberry. The tray is equipped with a series of pockets which are preferably shaped according to a specific fruit. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351446

Preservation treatment apparatus for material containing oxide

An object of the present invention is to provide a preservation treatment apparatus which can sufficiently apply an effect generated by charges to an object to be preserved thus more surely exhibiting a preservation effect generated by charges, and can stably hold an effect of a potential applied to the object to be preserved by controlling the flow of an electric current in a stacked portion of the object. A preservation treatment apparatus includes: a conductive enclosure structure arranged at least either one of both sides or an upper side of the placing portion 1, and surrounding at least either one of both sides or the upper side of the object o as viewed from the object o placed on the placing surface; a first electrode 21 brought into contact with an upper position of the placing portion 1 close to one side portion 11s of the placing portion 1; a second electrode 22 brought into contact with a lower position of the placing portion 1 close to the other side portion 12s of the placing portion 1; a third electrode 23 brought into contact with a position of the enclosure structure close to one side portion of the enclosure structure; a fourth electrode 24 brought into contact with a position of the enclosure structure close to the other side portion of the enclosure structure; and a voltage supply portion 20 which is electrically connected with these electrodes respectively. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351445

Anti-microbial coated devices and methods for making same

An anti-microbial coated device includes a device sized and configured for use in a microbe-contaminating environment. The device includes a substrate having a surface configured to be exposed in the microbe contaminating environment. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351444

Delivery system for drinks

A water soluble shell or binder is used to encapsulate nutrients, flavoring, other food grade ingredients or combinations thereof together as a single serving or unit. The unit or single serving may be distributed to people to provide nutrition to people in mass casualty situations. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351443

Hydrating compositions

Powdered and liquid hydrating compositions and methods for hydrating an adult subject are provided. The compositions may include a combination of carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, chloride, citric acid, and malic acid. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351442

High pressure processing of juice containing probiotics

The objective of the invention is to provide an improved method of making healthier juice products inoculated with probiotics, wherein the juice includes but is not limited to apple juice, coconut water, coconut milk, orange juice and/or carrot juice. The present invention relates to a method of pressure treating a juice containing probiotics. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351441

System and method for maintaining recipe ratios when measuring ingredients for culinary combinations

A system and method for assisting a user in assembling a culinary combination according to a recipe. The system comprises a scale and a computing device configured to communicate with the scale. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351440

Sausage additive comprising cellulose ether and natural gums

An edible composition consisting of (a) natural gum comprising a polysaccharide hydrocolloid (a1) containing mannose repeating units; (b) carrageenan; (c) cellulose ether, and optionally (d) water, wherein the weight ratio of carrageenan (b) to polysaccharide hydrocolloid (a1) ranges from 0.4:1 to 1.4:1 and the weight ratio of cellulose ether (c) to polysaccharide hydrocolloid (a1) is at least 0.02:1; its use in an edible product; and the edible product, typically sausage, comprising the edible composition.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351439

Yeast cell walls comprising vitamin d2, uses thereof and method of producing the same

There is provided yeast cell walls comprising vitamin d2. The vitamin d may be added vitamin d2 or obtained by treatment of a yeast cells walls fraction with uv light or by treatment of a yeast with uv light followed by autolysis and/or hydrolysis and separation. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351438

Micronutrient fortification delivery

Solid edible nutritional compositions or products which are fortified with one or more iron (ii) mineral sources, and include one or more of ascorbic acid, edible ascorbic acid salts, erythorbic acid, or edible erythorbic acid salts as high ferric ion reducing agents which are physically and/or chemically separated to minimize chemical interaction in the presence of ambient moisture.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351437

Method for the preparation of a liquid enteral nutritional composition comprising micellar casein

The invention relates to a method for preparing a shelf-stable liquid enteral composition for providing nutrition, either as a supplement, or as a complete nutrition, comprising a high amount of micellar casein, comprising dissolving a dry blend of micellar casein and digestible carbohydrate.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351436

Affecting enjoyment of food

Enjoyment of food is affected by delivering a scent to the consumer independently of the food. To deliver the scent simultaneously and independently, a separate scent delivery device is used. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351435

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.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351434

Stuffed fries

A composition and method for an improved stuffed fry or other cooked food product. Stuffed fries can be made, for example, by coextruding a substrate and filling in a desired ratio to form an extrudate, then cutting, crimping, par frying, freezing, and final frying the extrudate. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351433

Method

The present invention provides a xylanase comprising amino acid sequence as set forth in seq id no.1, seq id no.2 or seq id no.8, and a nucleotide sequence encoding said xylanase shown as seq id no.3, seq id no.4 or seq id no.5. The present invention also provides a method of preparing a corn based product comprising contacting a plant composition comprising corn or a corn by-product or a combination thereof with said xylanase.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351432

Liquid oat base

A process for preparing a liquid oat base or drink of improved soluble oat protein content from an oats material, in particular an oats material that has not been heat treated in a humid state, comprises solubilizing oat protein in an aqueous solvent by means of protein-deamidase. Also disclosed is a corresponding liquid oat base and uses thereof.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351431

Manufacturing method of whole-grain rice powder and whole-grain rice powder obtained by the manufacturing method

A method of obtaining whole-grain rice power with higher added value by using brown rice after gaba enriching treatment to unhulled rice, in which heated/humidified air is applied to the unhulled rice, treatment for enriching a gaba content contained in the unhulled rice is executed and then, the unhulled rice is dried to a predetermined moisture and subsequently, the unhulled rice is hulled to obtain brown rice, the brown rice is subjected to grain-sorting so as to extract immature rice, and the immature rice is milled to obtain the whole-grain rice powder, whereby a high added value can be given to immature rice which conventionally only had to be sold inexpensively.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351430

Emulsifier system

The invention relates to emulsifier systems which may be used for stabilizing the interface between a fat phase and an aqueous phase of a food product. The emulsifier system comprises coffee particles having a particle size in the range of from about 0.1 μm to about 500 μm, preferably from 1 μm to 200 μm. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351429

Food mass suitable for microwaving

A method of thawing, heating, cooking and/or baking a foodstuff material, in particular a dough-based product, a pasta, a frozen dough, a panada, a minced meat pasta or a vegetable pasta, in a microwave field. The foodstuff material contains an added microwave absorber in an amount of 0.5 to 5.0% by weight with respect to the total weight of the foodstuff material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351428

Methods and compositions for orally dosing postnatal swine

Swine pharmaceutical delivery compositions comprising an active agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, methods of preparing and administering the compositions, and kits for preparing and using the compositions are provided.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351427

Method for producing meat substitute products

The invention relates to a method for producing meat substitute products, wherein a mixture of water and a vegetable fat/oil comprising a protein, sodium alginate and methylcellulose is processed by shearing/stirring to produce a stable emulsion, and a colloidal solution of divalent metal cations and micellar casein is added to the emulsion for initiating a fibre formation, wherein the quantity of divalent metal cations is selected such that it leads to the initiation of the fibre formation in combination with the micellar casein.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351426

Ice-containing products

An ice-containing product obtained by mixing two distinct phases comprising ice particles of different sizes is described. The product has improved organoleptic properties like texture and perception for the consumer. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351425

Composition for low fat ice cream, containing tagatose, low-fat ice cream using same, and preparation method therefor

Disclosed herein is a method for preparing low-fat ice cream which has low fat content and low calories while exhibiting excellent taste. The composition includes 0.1 parts by weight to 10 parts by weight of d-tagatose based on the total composition. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351424

Chewing gum manufacture

A chewing gum sheet is formed without substantial use of a powdered non-stick agent by extruding a slab having a tacky surface of heated chewing gum composition onto a moving conveyor; cooling the slab on the conveyor sufficiently to cool the surface of the slab; and passing the slab from the conveyor through at least one cooled roller to form a chewing gum sheet with predetermined dimensions.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351423

Chewy confectionery product

A chewy confectionery product comprised of pectin and having a low water content compared to that of traditional chewy confectionery products. The pectin of the present invention helps eliminate the need for traditional texturizing agents while maintaining the quality, texture and consistency of chewy confectionery products made with traditional texturizing agents. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351422

Non-cariogenic jelly confectionary

A jelly confectionary includes a sugar selected from a group consisting of isomaltulose, trehalose and combinations thereof. The jelly confectionary further includes at least one gelling agent and water. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351421

Method and device for drying and/or roasting a food

A method for drying and/or roasting a food which is performed in a treatment apparatus (2) comprising a treatment chamber (3) and at least one heating apparatus (4). The method comprises heating a gas by the heating apparatus (4) and further comprises heating an outside (5) of the treatment chamber (3) and conducting part or all of the heated gas through the treatment chamber where the heated gas is conducted through the treatment chamber before heating, after heating, or simultaneously with heating of the outside. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351420

Foaming aid and process of its production

The present invention relates to a process of making a foaming aid comprising the steps of: (i) providing a composition comprising at least two 4-vinylcatechol monomers, (ii) inducing polymerization of the 4-vinylcatechol monomers of step (i) to obtain a composition comprising polyfunctional phenols.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351419

Preservative composition and solution

A preservative composition includes a source of ascorbate or erythorbate ions, or a mixture thereof, a source of calcium ions and one or more food grade sequestrants, wherein the molar ratio of ascorbate or erythorbate ions, or a mixture thereof, to calcium ions is of from 0.5:1 to 1.4:1.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351418

Patty-forming apparatus with bottom feed and rotary pump

The food product machine with a food supply, a rotary food pump connected to the food supply, a molding mechanism having a mold plate and a knockout drive, and a the mold plate configured to be driven to reciprocated between a fill and a discharge position. The knockout drive is reciprocating a knockout plunger to discharge molded food products from a cavity in the mold plate, the mold plate being reciprocated by a mold plate drive between a cavity fill position and a cavity discharge position. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351417

Edible materials and their manufacture

An edible material having a water activity not exceeding 0.8 is formed by admixture of a binding material and particles of baked farinaceous material. Suitably the particles of baked farinaceous material are particles of cake, and the binding material comprises caramel and a humectant, such as glycerine. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351416

Rotary die assemblies, methods for using same, and food products made by same

A food product can be formed by injecting a first edible material into an assembly and discharging, from the assembly, the first edible material as straight strands substantially parallel to each other and as helical strands that overlap the straight strands. The straight and helical strands of the first edible material form a lattice structure of the food product. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351415

Gluten-free foods and doughs and methods of making them

A mixture of at least 6 species of lactic acid bacteria and/or bifidobacteria is disclosed for use in bakery and medical field. The preferred mixture comprises streptococcus thermophilus, bifidobacterium infantis, bifidobacterium longum, bifidobacterium breve, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351414

Preparation of dough for baking

The present invention relates to a process for preparing dough for baking, the process comprising: a) reducing a unit dough piece in thickness, b) coiling the reduced dough piece, and c) repeating steps a) and b) at least once; dough so produced; a process for preparing a baked product using said dough; and apparatus for preparing dough for baking.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351413

Shelf-stable, brownie product

A shelf stable, brownie product. The brownie avoids off tastes and staling, due to reducing the likelihood of recrystallization of sugars and oils, but managing the moisture in the brownie, the fat level, the protein level, and the level and type of sweetener used.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351412

Method and apparatus for forming elongate, strip-shaped bodies and for producing baked products

Apparatus, arrangement, baking system and method for forming elongate strip-shaped bodies of a pumpable mass which is sensitive to shear forces for forming baked products. A pump apparatus conveys the mass into a pump outlet region. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351411

Baking plate for wafer or waffle baking machines, baking apparatus and method for manufacturing baking plates

A baking plate for wafer or waffle baking machines has at least one wafer or waffle baking surface formed in steel or cast iron by engraving and an optionally executed final processing. The at least one wafer or waffle baking surface is hardened by nitriding or nitrocarburizing, optionally with subsequent oxidizing. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351410

Egg baking devices

An egg baking device is provided. The egg baking device includes a body or tray having one or more cavities for receiving eggs to be baked. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351409

Conveyor oven

A conveyor oven is disclosed. The conveyor oven includes a housing, a conveyor belt, a first and second doors, and a heat source. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351408

Process to elaborate a biostimulant based on seaweeds

Process to elaborate a biostimulant based on seaweeds, comprising acid and alkaline treatment of the algae. The process comprises incorporating american leonardite and subsequent spraying of product. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351407

Low-concentration phytotoxic micronutrient compounds for selective control of invasive plant species

This invention provides low-dose, low-concentration formulations of phytotoxic trace inorganic compounds for use in methods and systems for selectively and effectively controlling invasive plants.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351406

Metal oxide compounds and infusion into polymer compounds

Described is an initial liquid composition with at least antimicrobial, antibacterial, and/or anti-viral properties comprising chelated metal oxide particles suspended in a polyol, such that metal oxide particles are homogeneously dispersed in the primarily liquid based polyol carrier and such that the chelated metal oxide particles form a stable complex suspension that can eventually become an alkaline based aqueous silver oxide dispersion. The suspension can be optionally further complexed with a combination of chitosan where the resulting metal oxide complex is provided in a concentration of between 0.1 and 25 weight percent. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351405

Antimicrobial abrasive cream type cleaning compositions for inanimate hard surfaces

The present invention provides aqueous alkaline, storage stable, abrasive containing hard surface treatment compositions which provide good cleaning to a treated hard surface, and concurrently a useful sanitizing or disinfecting benefit to such treated surfaces, wherein the compositions comprise: 0.01-15% wt. Of at least one anionic surfactant and at least one nonionic surfactant, and preferably wherein the amount of the at least one anionic surfactant is in excess of the amount of the at least one nonionic surfactant; 0.1-50% wt. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351404

New antifungal compositions

The present invention relates to new antifungal compositions and their use in the treatment of agricultural products.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351403

Heteroarylpiperidine and -piperazine derivatives as fungicides

In which the symbols a, x, y, l1, l2, g, q, p, r1, r2 and r10 are each as defined in the description, and salts, metal complexes and n-oxides of the compounds of the formula (i), and the use thereof for controlling phytopathogenic harmful fungi and processes for preparing compounds of the formula (i).. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351402

Novel microbiocides

Compounds of formula (i) wherein the other substituents mbg, hetar, r1, r2, r and r4 are as defined in claim 1, and their use in compositions and methods for the control and/or prevention of microbial infection, particularly fungal infection, in plants and to processes for the preparation of these compounds.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351401

Substituted [1,2,4]triazole and imidazole compounds

Wherein the substituents are defined in the description and claims, their preparation and uses of the compounds i.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351400

Processes for the preparation of pesticidal compounds

The present application provides processes for making pesticidal compounds and compounds useful both as pesticides and in the making of pesticidal compounds.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351399

Substituted [1,2,4]triazole and imidazole compounds

Wherein the substituents are defined in the description and claims, their preparation and uses thereof.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351398

Solid herbicidal compositions containing a safener

Solid herbicidal compositions in the form of granules that contain a first herbicide active ingredient, pyroxsulam, and cloquintocet acid are provided. These solid herbicidal compositions have excellent storage stability, are produced in a simple and efficient manner, and readily wet, disperse, and form a stable suspension in cold water.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351397

Solid herbicidal compositions containing a safener

Solid herbicidal compositions in the form of granules that contain pyroxsulam and cloquintocet acid are provided. These solid herbicidal compositions have excellent storage stability, are produced in a simple and efficient manner, and readily wet, disperse, and form a stable suspension in cold water.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351396

Solid herbicidal compositions containing a safener

Solid herbicidal compositions in the form of granules that contain a first herbicide active ingredient, florasulam, and cloquintocet acid are provided. These solid herbicidal compositions have excellent storage stability, are produced in a simple and efficient manner, and readily wet, disperse, and form a stable suspension in cold water.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351395

Herbicidal weed control from combinations of fluroxypyr and als inhibitors

Provided herein are herbicidal compositions containing of (a) fluroxypyr or an agriculturally acceptable ester or salt thereof and (b) an als-inhibiting herbicide, wherein the als-inhibiting herbicide is diclosulam, cloransulam, chlorimuron, or thifensulfuron, or an agriculturally acceptable ester or salt thereof. The compositions provide synergistic weed control of undesirable vegetation in areas including, but not limited to, soybean, cotton, corn, sorghum, sunflower, sugarcane, sugar beets, alfalfa, cereals (including but not limited to wheat, barley, rice and oats), non-crop, fallow-bed, perennial crop, fruiting crop, or plantation crop areas.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351394

Bactericidal composition containing fluazinam

The present invention discloses a bactericidal composition containing fluazinam. Active ingredients of the bactericidal composition are formed by fluazinam (a) and eugenol (b). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351393

Composition

Antimicrobial composition comprising a lactam and a hydrotrope. Antimicrobial additive composition containing a lactam and a hydrotrope.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351392

Melanoidins and their use for improving properties of plants

The present invention relates to melanoidins and their use for improving properties of plants. The methods and compositions of the invention are particularly useful for control of fungal plant diseases and drought conditions, and promotion of plant growth.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351391

Preservative system

Disclosed is a method of preserving a cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulation, the method comprising including a mixture of at least two of the following esters of salicylic acid and glycerin, or salts thereof, in the cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulation in an amount sufficient to reduce or inhibit growth of a microorganism in the cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulation:. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351390

Compositions and methods for auxin-analog conjugation

Various methods of employing the gh3 polypeptides and the polynucleotides encoding the same are provided. Such methods include methods to detoxify an auxin-analog herbicide comprising applying to a plant, a plant cell or a seed an auxin-analog herbicide, wherein the plant, plant cell or seed comprises a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a gh3 polypeptide, and expression of the gh3 polypeptide produces a non-herbicidal aspartate/auxin-analog conjugate or a glutamate/auxin-analog conjugate. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351389

Biocide formulation and method for treating water

The present invention provides a biocide formulation comprising a biocide in a micelle, wherein the micelle comprises a block copolymer having a biocide-solubilizing part and a water-soluble part, and a quaternary ammonium stabilizing compound. The present invention also provides a method for controlling microorganisms by eliminating and/or preventing biofilm formation in an aqueous environment.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351388

Compositions and methods for inhibiting potato pathogens

This application relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting the growth of potato pathogens preventing disease during post-harvest storage and processing conditions.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351387

Sterilizing agents, their method of manufacture and uses

The sterilizing and deodorizing agents target bacteria, odors, toxic substances, etc. And are made from silver as metal particles and titanium dioxide as ceramic particles by (1) thermal bonding or (2) pressure bonding or (3) thermal/pressure bonding and mixing the resultant with hydroxyapatite as an adsorptive material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351386

Copper complex titanium oxide dispersion liquid, coating agent composition, and antibacterial/antiviral member

A copper complex titanium oxide dispersion liquid includes: titanium oxide particles; and 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of cuprous oxide particles per 100 parts by mass of the titanium oxide particles. The dispersion liquid further includes: 5 to 100 parts by mass of phosphate ester-based anionic surfactant per 100 parts by mass of the titanium oxide particles and the cuprous oxide particles combined; and 300 to 2000 parts by mass of an organic solvent per 100 parts by mass of the titanium oxide particles and the cuprous oxide particles combined. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351385

Cuprous oxide particle dispersion liquid, coating agent composition, and antibacterial/antiviral member

A cuprous oxide particle dispersion liquid includes: cuprous oxide particles; 20 to 100 parts by mass of a phosphate ester-based anionic surfactant per 100 parts by mass of the cuprous oxide particles; and 500 to 10000 parts by mass of an organic solvent per 100 parts by mass of the cuprous oxide particles. The cuprous oxide particles have an average primary particle diameter of 2 nm to 80 nm and have an average secondary particle diameter of 50 nm to 150 nm, the average secondary particle diameter being measured by dynamic light scattering using cumulant analysis. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351384

Aqueous suspended agricultural chemical composition

The present invention provides an aqueous suspended agricultural chemical composition comprising an agricultural chemical active ingredient, an alkyl naphthalene sulfonate formalin condensate and one or two or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an alkyl sulfate, a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether sulfate, an alkyl phosphoric acid and a salt thereof, a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether phosphoric acid and a salt thereof, and a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether acetic acid and a salt thereof. The aqueous suspended agricultural chemical composition suppresses the crystal growth of the agricultural chemical active ingredient, and has an excellent effect on pest control and an excellent storage stability.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351383

Biocide composition and method for treating water

The present invention provides a biocide composition comprising a biocide and a carrier, wherein the biocide is soluble in the carrier. The carrier may comprise polyethylene glycol ester. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351382

Method for producing a liquid emulsifiable formulation comprising a pyripyropene pesticide

The present invention relates to a method for producing a liquid non-aqueous emulsifiable formulation comprising a pyripyropene pesticide of the formula (i) as defined below which is dissolved in an aromatic hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture containing surfactants, which stabilize the emulsion upon dilution with water, which method comprises the steps i) and ii) as described hereinafter: i) dissolving the at least one surfactant and the compound of formula (i) in the organic solvent or solvent mixture to obtain a clear solution of the at least one surfactant and the compound of the formula (i); ii) heating the solution to a temperature of at least 40° c.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351381

Method, system and apparatus for improved micromanipulation and storage

The present application relates to the manipulation and handling of biological materials and, in one form, provides an apparatus for micromanipulation of biological material, including a channel for accommodating biological material and allowing for passage of liquid treatment solutions. The apparatus may include a two part construction wherein two portions of the apparatus are adapted to be heat sealed with a secondary material intermediate the two portions prior to a vitrification process step. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351380

Tissue-preserving liquid and tissue-preserving method

The present invention provides a tissue preservation solution that has good quality for preservation of tissues, organs and cells, and is useful in the fields of regenerative medicine, transplantation medicine, etc. The tissue preservation solution of the present invention comprises a compound having a nrf2 activating effect. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351379

Rodent repellent for vehicle engine

A rodent repellent for a vehicle is provided. The rodent repellent may include a medium and a cat urine scent. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351378

Self emptying rat trap for dumpsters and residential waste carts

A waste cart may be provided. The waste cart may include a housing having a top wall and a plurality of outer walls enclosing an interior space. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351377

Vegetation control system for distribution of chemically-based treatments

A vegetation control system for use with chemically-based treatments includes at least one distribution apparatus and at least one reservoir mounted onto a mobile unit. Routed within a passageway or passageways in the distribution apparatus are one or more conduits. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351376

System and method for applying liquid mixtures

The present invention relates to a system for dispensing liquid mixtures, having a main stream line 23 for passage of a main stream of a carrier liquid, a secondary stream line 3, which branches off from the main stream line 23 at a first junction 25 and leads back into the main stream line 23 at a second junction 26, and at least one tank 1 for accommodating a mixture component, the tank 1 comprising a discharge opening 31 connected to the secondary stream line 3. The system according to the invention is characterized in that the tank 1 comprises a metering pump 2 for delivering the mixture component located in the tank 1 through the discharge line 32 into the secondary stream line 3 and in that the system comprises a drive unit 8, 28, 29, which is coupled detachably to the metering pump 2 to drive the metering pump 2. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351375

Device and method for detecting blockages in an agricultural sprayer

An agricultural sprayer arrangement includes a chassis, at least one ground engaging traction member carried by the chassis, a liquid tank carried by the chassis, a boom carried by the chassis, a fluid conduit associated with the boom that is fluidly connected to the liquid tank, a spray nozzle that is fluidly connected to the fluid conduit and includes a nozzle body, a differential pressure sensor with a first pressure sensor in the fluid conduit associated with the spray nozzle and a second pressure sensor in the nozzle body, and an electrical processing circuit coupled to the differential pressure sensor. The differential pressure sensor is configured to output a pressure difference signal and the electrical processing circuit is configured to report a blocked nozzle when the pressure difference signal is less than a predetermined threshold value.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351374

Tackle system with removable lure organizer

A fishing tackle organizer, usable alone or as a fishing tackle system, provides convenient storage and display of fishing tackle. The organizer includes an elongated body having a plurality of sites for securing tackle and can be attached to a pallet which slides into a tackle box. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351373

Material application to fishing lures possessing temperature sensitive chromaticity vicissitude creating a color changing fishing lure or rubber bait

A process where materials are applied to a plastic fishing lure surface, producing a lure that possesses chromatic vicissitude as a result of water temperature fluctuations. A non-thermochromatic base layer of one or more colors is applied to the plastic fishing lure. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351372

Humanized dipeptidyl peptidase iv (dpp4) animals

Non-human animals comprising a human or humanized dpp4 nucleic acid sequence are provided. Non-human animals that comprise a replacement of the endogenous dpp4 gene with a human or humanized dpp4 gene, or non-human animals comprising a human or humanized dpp4 gene in addition to the endogenous dpp4 gene are described. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351371

Hybrid light chain mice

Genetically modified mice are provided that express human λ variable (hvλ) sequences, including mice that express hvλ sequences from an endogenous mouse λ light chain locus, mice that express hvλ sequences from an endogenous mouse κ light chain locus, and mice that express hvλ sequences from a transgene or an episome wherein the hvλ sequence is linked to a mouse constant sequence. Mice are provided that are a source of somatically mutated human λ variable sequences useful for making antigen-binding proteins. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351370

Laying nest with expulsion system

A laying nest comprising boxes (12) having at least a bottom (24), sidewalls (18), a back wall (22), and a roof (20). Further, the laying nest comprises an expulsion system which comprises a shaft (26) which is provided with at least one gear wheel which is fixedly connected with the shaft. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351369

Apparatus and method to identify morbid animals

A method to identify morbid animals housed in a feedyard having a feed bunk, where the method includes providing a plurality of animal beacons and at least one beacon reader, placing the beacon reader adjacent the feed bunk, transmitting by a first animal beacon a first signal comprising a first unique identifier for a first animal wearing the first animal beacon, wherein the first animal is housed in the feedyard, receiving by the beacon reader the first signal, and based upon the first signal, determining a proximity of the first animal to the feed bunk.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351368

Pet waste collection disposal device

A pet waste collection and disposal device may be utilized to safely dispose of animal waste. The device includes a handle and actuation component, an elongated shaft component, and a capture mechanism.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351367

Modular furniture system for cats

A modular furniture system for use with cats includes shaped components and component connectors, to allow assembly in a configuration. The shaped components can be polygon shaped with right angles between segments, and flat rectangular side surfaces. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351366

The cleaning of animal body parts

A method of disinfecting or cleaning a body part of an animal including the steps of: impregnating a web of material with a disinfectant liquid and capable of generating a foam; causing the liquid within the web to foam; applying foaming liquid to the body part with the web including wiping the animal body part with the impregnated web; allowing the foaming liquid thus applied to the body part to evaporate from the body part.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351365

System and method of identifying a domestic animal

The invention relates to a system including: a self-contained unit including a first data carrier having an electronic identification device that is readable by radio frequency and the reading of which activates an electronic data sheet in a first database; and a third data carrier including a second identification code readable by an optical reader. The invention also relates to a method which uses the reading of the third data carrier to activate an electronic data sheet in a second database, and to allow the associative data between both identification codes to be visualized.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351364

Device for automatically feeding calves

Device for automatically feeding calves with a mixing container for mixing a liquid food product, a teat, a connection line, which connects the mixing container with the teat, a branch line, which branches off from the connection line at a branch point and connects the connection line with a pump and a controller for controlling the pump, where a sensor is arranged on the teat, which is connected with the controller and is designed to detect a movement and/or deformation of the teat, and the controller is designed to control the pump during detection of a movement and/or deformation of the teat such that liquid food product is delivered out of the branch line towards the branch point until liquid food product exits the teat.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351363

Crate cover assembly for a pet crate

A crate cover assembly for covering a pet crate that includes a crate top having a crate top perimeter, a crate bottom perimeter, and at least one crate side wall, includes: a frame assembly positioned on the crate top, the frame assembly including (i) a frame base having a base perimeter that is sized and shaped to match the size and shape of the top perimeter of the pet crate, and (ii) a frame support structure that extends upward from the frame base; and a cover assembly that fits over and covers the frame assembly.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351362

Animal toilet sand

To provide animal toilet sand that allows easy recognition of an area where urine has been absorbed, easy observation of the color of urine, and suppression of odor of excreted urine. An animal toilet sand is composed of a plurality of particulates having a water absorbing property, wherein the particulates include: color change particles that are configured to include pulp and to change color upon absorbing moisture; and white particles that have a core portion which is configured to include pulp and a covering layer which is configured to include pulp, highly absorbent resin and fragrance, and to cover the core portion, the white particles not changing color upon absorbing moisture, and the color change particles are included at a higher ratio by weight than the white particles.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351361

Animal housing unit with lower rear vents

Selectively closable vents are provided in the lower corners of the rear wall of an animal housing unit, adjacent the corners where the rear wall joins the side wall. The animal housing unit comprises an enclosure formed by a front wall, a rear wall opposed to the front wall, two opposed side walls extending between the front wall and the rear wall, and a roof spanning the walls. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351360

Milking device comprising a support device

A milking device includes a support device (1) supporting a milking member (2) having a claw (3) and a number of teatcups (4) to be attached to a respective teat of an animal. The support device (1) includes a rear portion (6), an attachment part (9) attaching the support device to a structure, and an arm section (7) having a proximal end portion attached to the rear portion (6) and a distal end portion movable between an active position in the proximity of the animal to be milked and a rest position. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351359

Maize inbred ph259y

A novel maize variety designated ph259y and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph259y with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351358

Maize inbred ph1w9b

A novel maize variety designated ph1w9b and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph1w9b with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351357

Maize inbred ph1w6w

A novel maize variety designated ph1w6w and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph1w6w with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351356

Maize inbred ph26nc

A novel maize variety designated ph26nc and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph26nc with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351355

Maize inbred ph2dvf

A novel maize variety designated ph2dvf and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph2dvf with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351354

Maize inbred ph18gp

A novel maize variety designated ph18gp and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph18gp with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351353

Maize hybrid x95f581

A novel maize variety designated x95f581 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x95f581 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351352

Maize hybrid x90f448

A novel maize variety designated x90f448 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x90f448 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351351

Maize hybrid x85f784

A novel maize variety designated x85f784 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x85f784 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351350

Maize hybrid x80f124

A novel maize variety designated x80f124 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x80f124 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351349

Maize hybrid x70f225

A novel maize variety designated x70f225 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x70f225 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351348

Maize hybrid x70f222

A novel maize variety designated x70f222 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x70f222 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351347

Maize hybrid x70f220

A novel maize variety designated x70f220 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x70f220 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351346

Maize hybrid x08f032xr

A novel maize variety designated x08f032xr and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x08f032xr with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351345

Maize hybrid x03f652

A novel maize variety designated x03f652 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x03f652 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351344

Maize inbred ph1m77

A novel maize variety designated ph1m77 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph1m77 with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351343

Maize inbred ph1w4z

A novel maize variety designated ph1w4z and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph1w4z with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351342

Maize inbred ph1v69

A novel maize variety designated ph1v69 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph1v69 with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351341

Maize inbred ph18hb

A novel maize variety designated ph18hb and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety ph18hb with another maize plant. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351340

Method for removing genetic linkage in a plant

The current disclosure relates to the field of plants, in particular to the fields of plant breeding and plant genetics. More particular, the disclosure concerns inventive methodology that may be useful in improving plant properties. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351339

Hydroponic container and system

A hydroponic fluid container is disclosed that includes a body having a bottom wall defining an aperture and an internal surface and at least one sidewall defining an internal surface, the internal surface of the at least one sidewall and the internal surface of the bottom wall defining a fluid-holding cavity, the internal surface of the bottom wall extending inwardly and downwardly, at a gentle slope, from a distal end of the internal surface of the at least one sidewall toward the aperture. The container also includes a drain in fluid communication with the aperture and a valve disposed therein. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351338

User interface for a sensor-based interface device for interrupting an irrigation controller

Some embodiments provide an interface unit interfacing with an irrigation controller, comprising: a housing; a controller configured to instruct an interruption of a watering schedule executed by the irrigation controller, the interruption based on one or both of sensed temperature and sensed rainfall amount, and based on one or both of user entered temperature and rainfall threshold parameters; a switching device coupled with the controller, and configured to cause the interruption in response to signaling from the controller; and a user interface comprising: a plurality of user input devices configured to provide signaling to the controller based upon user's engagement, and configured to allow the user to define the temperature and rainfall threshold parameters; and a user display comprising a display screen; wherein the controller is configured to cause the display screen to display a plurality of pictorial representations that in combination convey whether irrigation is being interrupted.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351337

Process and system for controlling modulation assisted valves for the internet of things

The invention comprises a process and system for controlling a genus of valve, typically in a pipe network. The genus of valve is herein referred to as a modulation assisted valve (mav). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351336

Monitoring and control systems for the agricultural industry

A mesh-based wireless network 10 of sensor/actuator devices i, d, t for an agricultural production area involves battery-powered sensors and actuators deployed under or within the foliage for broadcast communication with at least one repeater r according to broadcast time slots. The repeaters r are mounted above the vegetation canopy so as to be powered by solar panels. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351335

Irrigation system with dual-controller drive assemblies

An irrigation system that includes multiple interconnected spans that are supported by multiple tower structures. Each intermediate tower structure and end tower structure may include a dual-controller drive assembly that may include both a fixed-speed drive controller controlling the speed of movement of the dual-controller drive assembly when the fixed-speed drive controller is selected and a variable-speed drive controller controlling the speed of movement of the dual-controller drive assembly when the variable-speed drive controller is selected, and one or more selector switches configured to either manually, based on manual operator input, or automatically, based on automatic sensor input, select between the fixed-speed drive controller and the variable-speed drive controller.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351334

Irrigation system with heat dissipation assemblies

An irrigation system that includes a plurality of interconnected spans that are supported by tower structures. Each tower structure includes a drive assembly with a drive controller controlling its speed, and a heat dissipation assembly mounted to the applicant conduit carrying an applicant, such as irrigation water. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351333

Irrigation hose

The invention relates to an irrigation hose intended for irrigating soils and made of a material comprising a thermoplastic, the irrigation openings being produced by means of a laser. The invention likewise relates to a method and an installation for producing such an irrigation hose for this purpose.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351332

Sprinkler flow valves

A sprinkler assembly is disclosed, having a flow control valve accessible from an exterior of the assembly, a backflow preventer valve that prevents water and debris from being sucked into a sprinkler when water pressure stops, and a safety valve that prevents watering when the sprinkler is missing from the assembly.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351331

Tree removal device

A combination of a tree removal device and working vehicle for coupling the device thereon such that the combination is arranged for slicing tree roots is disclosed. The working vehicle has a front element which is pivotable relative to a frame of the vehicle about a lateral axis in front of a forward end of the frame. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351330

Netting material with grommets

A netting material having a length dimension and a width dimension much smaller than the length dimension comprises a flap folded from a fold region of the netting material along a longitudinal fold line at a distance from a longitudinal edge of the netting. The flap therefore comprises at least two layers of the netting material folded together. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351329

System and method for cultivating plants

A system for storing and cultivating plants and enhancing usable area or space is provided. One or more racks are provided for housing plants, such as potted plants, in arrays extending in at least a vertical direction. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351328

Vertically extending mobile gardening station

In an embodiment of the present invention, a mobile gardening station is provided and includes a first vertical support member, a second vertical support member, the first and second vertical support members held in parallel to one another and in substantially the same elevation, a wheeled base structure affixed to the first and second support members, a top support structure affixed to the first and second support members, and a plurality of rails attachable between the first and second vertical support members, the rails arranged substantially orthogonally relative to the first and second vertical support members and equally spaced apart in pairs along a substantially vertical plane. Each rail pair supports at least one hanging planter box, the at least one planter box connected to the upper rail in a pair of rails by at least one hanging connector, and resting against the lower rail in the pair of rails.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351327

Hand-held miniature automatic tree injection device

This invention relates to a device for injecting fluids into a tree.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351326

Plant infiltration device

It is provided a plant infiltration device for infiltrating plants with an inoculum and method of using same, the device comprising a frame having one or more tray racks adapted for receiving at least one tray of plants to be infiltrated; an automated manipulation mechanism mounted to the frame and operable to displace the plant trays within the device; a plurality of inoculum reservoirs mounted to the frame and containing one or more inoculum fluids; an infiltration tank mounted to the frame and within which the plant trays are received when disposed in the infiltration position; and a vacuum generating device in communication with the infiltration tank to apply a negative pressure within the infiltration tank, thereby opening pores of the plant leaves immersed in the inoculum within the infiltration tank and causing the inoculum fluid to infiltrate into the plant leaves.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351325

Led grow light with automatic height adjustment

An efficient scalable networkable grow light system ensures that a dli suitable for optimal plant growth without causing heat stress is met by selectively illuminating lighting elements of determined wavelengths, and adjusting intensity of the lighting elements, and adjusting the height of an assembly containing the lighting elements, if sensed ambient light is inadequate to meet the dli. A hoist adjusts height to provide full illumination without causing heat stress, while reducing inefficiency due to excessive distance. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351324

Drive system for a self-propelled harvesting machine

A drive system for a self-propelled harvesting machine includes a drive engine, designed as an internal combustion engine, a transfer gearbox driven by the drive engine that includes a first driven pulley which is disposed on a drive shaft for driving at least one drive pulley of a working mechanism using a first belt, and at least one hydraulic pump for driving a further working mechanism. A second output pulley is assigned to the transfer gearbox and drives the at least one hydraulic pump using a second belt.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351323

Drive system for a self-propelled harvesting machine

A drive system for a self-propelled harvesting machine includes a drive engine designed as an internal combustion engine, a first driven pulley driven by the drive engine that at least one drive pulley of a working mechanism via a drive belt. The drive system also includes at least one first and one second hydraulic unit. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351322

Guide mechanism of a harvesting machine

A harvesting machine having a guide mechanism adapted to direct a flow of crop residue from a threshing mechanism along one of three paths corresponding with three respective processing modes, the guide mechanism having a first deflection door and a second deflection door. An actuator and a first resilient element are coupled to the deflection doors, such that all three processing modes can be attained by contraction and extension of the actuator.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351321

Spreader width control

A spreader system for discharging residue from an agricultural combine to a ground surface. The spreader system including a direction detector and a spreader operatively connected to a rear end of the agricultural combine. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351320

Farm work machine, farm work management method, farm work management program, and recording medium recording the farm work management program

A farm work machine (1) operable in a variety of work modes includes a communications unit (5) that reads farm work information for a selected target farm work sector from a database of a management center storing the farm work information for each farm work sector, a work mode setting unit (46) which sets work modes, a work mode comparison unit (53) that effects comparison between a set work mode set by the work mode setting unit and a registered work mode included in farm work information read from the database, and a display data generation unit (55) that generates display data in order to display, on a display, the read farm work information and a result of the comparison effected by the mode comparison unit.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351319

Trimmer head with pivot posts holding a single strip of line

A fixed-line trimmer head for a rotary trimmer device includes the upper portion having a periphery, wherein the upper portion has a plurality of openings spaced from the periphery; and a plurality of mechanisms. Each mechanism can hold a strip of line and includes a post portion disposed through one of the openings in the upper portion, and a flange disposed at one end of the post portion and sandwiched between the upper portion and lower portion of the trimmer head to prevent vertical movement of the mechanism. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351318

Electronic control for a grass cutting reel assembly of a lawn-care vehicle

A system for controlling a grass cutting reel assembly of a turf-care vehicle. The system includes: a reel cylinder motor operable to rotate a reel cylinder of a grass cutting reel assembly of a turf-care vehicle at a desired rotational rate of speed to provide a controllable frequency of clip for the reel assembly; an automated height of cut control system operable to control a position of a front roller of the reel assembly to provide a controllable height of cut for the reel assembly; and a controller system operable to control the reel cylinder motor and the height of cut control system to provide a particular frequency of clip and a particular height of cut stipulated by one of a plurality of cutting scenarios programmed into the controller system and selected via a user interface of the controller system that is accessible by an operator onboard the turf-care vehicle.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351317

Continuous dry particulate matter injection device for fertigation applications

The present invention relates to continuous dry particulate matter injection device (1), and more in particular to a device for use in a fertigation application in which a soluble matter, such as a fertilizer, is suspended and/or dissolved into the irrigation water in order to use the irrigation system and irrigation water as a delivery system for the soluble matter, in particular a soluble fertilizer. To this end, the device comprises at least one feed device (2), suitable for feeding particulate matter, and connected, by a first connection pipe (3), to the top of a vertically positioned slurry mixing chamber (5), located under the first connection pipe (3), and a pressurized mixing tank (12), connected to the bottom of the slurry mixing chamber (5) by a second connection pipe (8). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351316

Sealing gasket and seed housing for a seeder and seeder comprising such a seed housing

A sealing gasket made of a resilient rubber material or rubber-like material. The sealing gasket is formed as a rotationally symmetric body with a substantially constant cross-sectional profile. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351315

Multiple seed-type seed meter

A seed meter is provided for planting multiple types of seed and rapidly switching between the types being planted in a single planting pass of a planting session of row-crop planting. The seed meter has a split seed meter reservoir with a pair of seed meter chambers flanked by or next to a pair of seed disks. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351314

Agricultural input selection systems, methods and apparatus

Systems, methods and apparatus for selecting an agricultural input. First and second inputs are in communication with a seed meter. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351313

Zeroing adjustment for depth control system

A zeroing adjustment for a depth control system of an agricultural seed planting implement has an adjustable link to compensate for the variable effects of tolerance stack-up and wear, so that all planting units of the implement can be adjusted to a common zero ground penetration setting from which depth settings can be made.. . ...

12/10/15 / #20150351312

Rotatable apparatus for metering and treating agricultural granules

An agricultural apparatus for metering and treating granules such as seeds and granular crop additives. The apparatus comprises a metering device rotatably mounted on a spray chamber, the spray chamber connected to a conveyance device intake such as an auger. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351311

Depth adjustment for controlling planting depth

A depth adjustment for an agricultural seed planting implement has a register with notches and a handle that engages pairs of the notches to control the depth of a seed trench opening assembly. The handle has a first handle orientation and a second handle orientation for each pair of notches and provides two different depth settings for each pair of notches in the register.. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351310

Haymaking machine with a coupling device comprising an improved return device

A haymaking machine includes a chassis supported directly or indirectly on the ground by wheels and a working device connected to the chassis. The chassis includes a coupling device to which two hitching pieces are articulated each bearing a hitching pin for the hitching to the respective lower arms of a tractor. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351309

Robotic gantry bridge for farming

A robotic gantry (10) for conducting farming operations. The robotic gantry has a bridge (12) which is moved by propulsion mechanisms (14), one or more farming implements (16), a controller (38), and one or more devices (28, 30) to provide position information for the robotic gantry as it moves back and forth along a plurality of crop rows (40). ...

12/10/15 / #20150351308

Systems and methods for tilling ground materials

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for tilling ground material. According to one embodiment, a tiller system is provided comprising two coiled conical blades that penetrate ground material to provide both forward propulsion and tillage of the ground material. ...

12/10/15 / #20150351307

Sand bag shovel assembly

A sand bag shovel having an elongated rod connected to a connecting member and the connecting member attached to a scoop. The scoop has a pair of sidewalls and a front wall with tapered panels that form a peak. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342388

Event tracking precision sous vide cooker device

An article of footwear includes an outsole having a base with an upper surface that faces the upper and a lower surface that faces away from the upper surface. The outsole also includes a first stepped projection that projects in a plurality of first steps from the lower surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A sous-vide cooker for precision cooking. The sous-vide cooker tracks arrays of time, temperature, and events in the fluidic temperature control device for comparison with safety points and recommended temperature setting. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342387

Apparatus for modified heated air flow to food holder

A food warming and cooking apparatus used over a burner of a range or similar heat source. The apparatus has a base section adapted to cover the heater and help contain heated air therein. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342386

Cooking pan system having foldable handle

A cooking system comprises: a pan; a support having a neck and a ball attached through the neck to the pan, the ball having a protrusion and an elongate opening to receive a pin rod having inflated ends; a cover unit rotatably covering the ball and having a first and second cover, the first cover having an arc opening to receive and rotatably guide the protrusion in the arc opening; an elastic media provided between the first and second covers to elastically contain the rod in the elongate opening of the ball; and a handle extending from a selected one of the first and second covers, the rod ends being manually pulled out of the ball against elastic pushing of the elastic media.. . ...

12/03/15 / #20150342385

Holding apparatus for sheet-like elements, which holding apparatus can be fitted without tools

A holding apparatus for sheet-like elements, such as drapes, curtains, roller blinds, shutters, video walls and the like in front of a wall opening, can be fitted without tools. The holding apparatus includes an elongate support, a first clamping part engages into a soffit and has a receiving region for receiving the support. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342384

Palm branch holder

A tabletop stand for holding a palm branch in an upright orientation. The stand has a horizontal sleeve which is a receptacle for a bottom aspect of a palm branch. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342383

Hanger

A hanger includes a grip arranged at a first end. The grip is configured to be mounted over a transverse elongate member thereby removably securing the hanger thereon. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342382

Adjustable beverage holder

A beverage holder configured to accommodate drinking vessels of different sizes and that can be secured on a resting surface includes a hollow tubular body with an open end, a closed end opposite the open end, at least one projection along the inner surface of the hollow tubular body spaced from the closed end, and a removable insert configured to seat within the hollow tubular body against the at least one projection such that the removable insert is spaced from the closed end. The beverage holder may also include at least one suction cup extending from the exterior surface of the closed end.. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342381

Insulated double walled drinking vessel and method of making the same

An insulated drinking vessel, e.g., a wine glass, and a method of making the same is disclosed. The vessel basically comprises a pre-molded outer vessel formed of a plastic material having a sidewall, a pre-molded ring formed of a plastic material, and an inner vessel having a sidewall. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342380

Recyclable, thermally insulated plastic container

A two-piece thermoformed, thermally insulated container such as a hot drink cup comprising a tapered cup body with vertical ribs on the outer body surface thereof and a sleeve attached to the cup on and overlying the top surfaces of the ribs. This forms a series of parallel air gaps between the sleeve and the cup over substantial portion of the length thereof. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342379

Method and apparatus for dispensing a beverage with reduced neck strain

A method and apparatus for dispensing a beverage while reducing neck strain wherein a beverage is retained in a container and the flow of the beverage is limited to a pour-point. A human nose is then allowed to encroach into the volume of the container while preventing the human nose from making contact with the beverage.. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342378

Notebook cover with integral inflatable pillow

A system providing of an inflatable pillow in conjunction with a planar substrate such as a book, a notebook, or a computing device. A cover member is adapted to be resiliently retained on the outer surface of the substrate. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342377

Pillow for displaying imagery and playing associated audio

A patient comfort pillow has an outer surface that carries an image that is meaningful to a patient, and has an interior space carrying an acoustic driver that acoustically outputs an audio recording associated with the image and to which the patient can listen in response to physical handling directed at the image by the patient. The patient comfort pillow may include a pouch made of transparent material on the outer surface to hold a photograph bearing the image for viewing through the transparent material. ...

12/03/15 / #20150342376

Bed covering systems with multiple warmth characteristics

A bed covering system for more than one user is capable of providing different warmth characteristics to each user. The bed covering system includes a first cover having an upper portion, a lower portion and an inner edge, the upper portion having a length in a range of about 70% to about 90% percent of the aggregate length of the upper and lower portions when positioned upon an upper surface of a matters, the first cover having a first thermal characteristic. ...