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Burner tube and venturi for gas grill

Improved devices for the capture, detection, or quantification of insect vectors such as gravid female insects, are provided. The devices include surface coloration, design, and dimension that improved their ability to attract and/or capture target insect vectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The present inventions provide, among other things, tapered burner tubes having raised gas ports and a smooth interior surface free from obstructions. Venturi members creating a smooth flow of the gas/air mixture along the top of the burner tube are also provided.. ...

Stepless height-adjustable grill

A stepless height-adjustable grill, an inclined rail is disposed on one side of a base body, and a corresponding connecting rod is provided with a slidable height fixing slider which is positioned on the inclined rail. The inclined rail is provided with a lock-up edge, while the height fixing slider is provided with a lock; when the height fixing slider is positioned on the inclined rail, the lock is interlocked with the lock-up edge by means of the spring force of a spring to position the height fixing slider on the inclined rail. ...

Nickel-free metallic cookware with good corrosion properties and the method of making the same

The present invention relates generally to a method for producing a multi-layer clad strip for use metallic cookware having a nickel-less cooking surface. In an aspect, the invention relates to a method of using a roll bonding process to generate a nickel-less cooking surface for cookware made of discrete layers of different metals. ...

Clamshell induction cooking system

An induction cooking system including a first shell including a first housing, a first plate coupled to the first housing, and a first induction coil within the first housing. The induction cooking system also includes a second shell coupled to the first shell, the second shell including a second housing, a second plate coupled to the second housing, and a second induction coil within the second housing. ...

Heat transfer device and system integrating such a device

Heat transfer device (10) for heating a fluid or a fluid foam on demand comprising a path (30) through which the fluid or the fluid foam circulates and at least one layer (11) made of a thermally conductive material, the path (30) being in contact with the layer (11) in such a way that when the layer (11) is heated it transmits heat to the fluid or fluid foam as it circulates through the path (30), wherein the path (30) and the part of the layer (11) in contact with said path (30) are detachably configured so that they are made accessible for being cleaned.. . ...

Disposable heat transfer device and system integrating such a device

The invention relates to a disposable heat transfer device (10) for heating a fluid or a fluid foam on demand comprising a path (30) through which the fluid or the fluid foam circulates and at least one layer (11) made of a thermally conductive material, the path (30) being in contact with the layer (11) in such a way that when the layer (11) is heated it transmits heat to the fluid or fluid foam as it circulates through the path (30).. . ...

Coffee maker with features for rapid and/or multiple extraction processes, and associated systems and methods

Coffee makers with features for rapid and/or multiple extraction processes, and associated systems and methods. A representative system includes a brew chamber, a coffee chamber, a filter device, and an accelerated extraction device configured to accelerate a flow of coffee from the brew chamber to the coffee chamber. ...

Method and device for producing milk-air emulsions

A method for producing different types of milk-air emulsions with a milk-air emulsion generating device, comprising: producing the milk-air emulsions in dependence on at least one determined physical material characteristic of the milk-air emulsion.. . ...

Beverage machine with slidingly connectable cup-support

A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises: a beverage preparation module (20, 30) having a front face (21) with an outlet (31) for dispensing a prepared beverage; and a cup support (10) located under the outlet (31) for placing a cup (2) under the outlet (31). The cup support (10) has a rear face (11) removably assembled to the front face (21) by a mechanical connector arrangement (12,22) that comprises a front hook (22) on the front face (21) disassemblable from a corresponding rear hook (12) on the rear face (11). ...

Beer post-maturation cutomisation appliance

This invention patent applies to the manufacture and beer consume areas and is about a device for the customization of postmaturation beer allowing to add ingredients on already done beers, in order to change its visual and sensory characteristics, according to the adjustments executed by the user or by a recipe that can be programmed on the device. Referring to the domestic customization device for the visual and sensory characteristics of the already done beers, having the objective of altering it, according to the user parameters, and the characteristics of the already done beers, inside several conditions, with the introduction of supplies such as liquids, syrups and having the possibility of cold infusion.. ...

Beverage-brewing package

A beverage brewing package includes a cup and a sealant film. The cup may be formed by a thermoforming process.. ...

Methods and apparatuses for brewing a flavorful drink

An apparatus for brewing a flavored beverage includes a full immersion brewing vessel and an automated release mechanism with a hold position and a release position. The automated release mechanism in the hold position is configured for flavored particles in the brewing vessel to be fully immersed in water such that brewing of a flavored beverage occurs. ...

System for preparing an infused beverage

System for making an infused beverage, includes: at least one infusion assembly of a machine for preparing infused beverages; at least one capsule containing an aromatic substance for the preparation of an infused beverage through interaction with a liquid; the capsule including: a cup-shaped body with a recess having a depth for containing a predetermined amount of an aromatic substance; the body including at least one side wall and a bottom, and running around a vertical axis; the first infusion assembly including: a first infusing member, including a recess for accommodating at least partially the capsule; a second infusing member for cooperating with the first infusing member so as to at least partially close the recess to define an accommodating seat with the first infusing member; the capsule including first coupling elements; the infusion assembly including second coupling elements structured to removably engage the first coupling elements.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367518

Automatic coffee maker and method of preparing a brewed beverage

A beverage system includes a housing and a brew basket associated with the housing. The brew basket includes a brew chamber. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367517

Cooking device with compact structure preventing oil fume

The present invention relates to a cooking device, including a housing, a base, an inner, and a lid. The housing is arranged on the base and is provided with a storage chamber, the inner pot is arranged inside the storage chamber, and the lid is arranged on the housing matching with the opening of the storage chamber. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367516

Rapid food cooking device and rapid cooking method therefor

The invention relates to a rapid food cooking device and a rapid cooking method thereof. The rapid food cooking device comprises an independent water tank(100), a check unit(200), a rapid evaporation unit(300) and a cooking unit(400). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367515

Kitchen appliance

An electric kitchen appliance has a pot for receiving food to be processed using the electric kitchen appliance. An ultrasound transmitter and an ultrasound receiver are provided in order to determine the fill level of the food in the pot. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367514

Smokeless air blade wok

The invention provides a food preparation vessel (100) comprising a main inlet (10) for introduction of a food material into the food preparation vessel (100), wherein the food preparation vessel (100) comprises a gas flow generator outlet (21) and a gas flow receiver inlet (22), wherein the gas flow generator outlet (21) is configured to provide a gas flow (25) in the direction of the gas flow receiver inlet (22) and having a component parallel to the main inlet (10) when the gas flow generator outlet (21) is functionally coupled with a gas flow generator in operation.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367513

Floor mat

A floor mat includes a body portion, a plurality of channels positioned on a top of the body portion, a plurality of supports extending away from a bottom of the body portion, and a first plurality of ribs extending between the plurality of supports on the bottom of the body portion.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367512

Integrated knife rack with tray and spice container

In one example, we describe a device for an efficient and compact rack system for knives and other kitchenware. This stylish design integrates: one or more (e.g., three) grinders, a cutting/chopping board, a tray, and a complete full size knife rack, as an example. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367511

Self chilling beverage system

The currently disclosed invention consists of a system for rapidly chilling a beverage within a drinking container while it is being consumed. The preferred embodiment consists of two straight plastic tubes, one fitting inside the other, with ice contained between the outer tube and the inner tube, wherein beverage can be drawn up through the inner tube in the manner of a drinking straw. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367510

Water bottle insert

An insert made from reticulated foam has a first profile in which an outer perimeter of the insert has a size and a shape that substantially corresponds to an inner surface of a portable container. The insert also has a second profile in which the outer perimeter of the insert has a size and a shape that substantially corresponds to an opening of the portable container. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367509

Gravity cups

A drinking vessel has a sidewall formed of multiple structured layers. The sidewall includes an open spout and a closed base. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367508

Computer pillow stand

A mobile computer such as tablet computer or mobile phone typically lacks built-in structure for standing up on its own. The user must hold it up by hand during use. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367507

Maternity and feeding support pillow

Additionally, the moldable design will make the support pillow particularly useful for nursing and bottle feeding, as range of motion remains limited even after childbirth. This is especially applicable in the event of a cesarean section. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367506

Hanging apparatus

A hanging apparatus that includes a frame, a stack, and a bracket. The frame has a front surface, a rear surface opposite the front surface, and an inner surface that defines a display opening. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367505

Hanging apparatus and bracket for hanging a frame apparatus

A hanging apparatus that includes a frame apparatus that supports a display item and a bracket coupled thereto. The bracket may include a body portion and a mounting portion, the mounting portion facilitating coupling of the bracket to the frame apparatus. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367504

Modular poster print stretch frame

A modular poster print stretch frame for displaying a variety of sizes of poster prints. The modular poster print stretch frame may comprise a plurality of modular frame sections, each having a section body and two or more connectors disposed on at least two faces of the section body, each connector being configured to link the modular frame section to at least one other modular frame section. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367503

Pillow display cart

A pillow cart includes a frame having a lower portion that includes a lower support assembly and an upper support assembly. The frame has an upper portion that includes a top support assembly that is connected to the upper support assembly. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367502

Management system for first aid supplies

A supply management system for first aid supplies employs an organizing board. The organizing board has a multiplicity of forward axially projecting pegs which are configured in a generally rectangular grid. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367501

Museum showcase, having a load-bearing frame comprising tubular beams connected together by joints that have a rationalized structure

This museum showcase comprises a load-bearing frame comprising tubular beams with quadrangular section connected together by at least one joint, and is characterized in that the joint comprises two flat and parallel plates, wherein each plate comprises a middle portion and at least two attachment wings, wherein the two attachment wings of each plate are respectively inserted in a first and a second of the tubular beams and fixed to them. In this way, the showcase can be designed and built in a particularly quick and easy manner. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367500

Take-out unit and article display rack using the take-out unit

An article moving device of the present invention includes a plurality of roller members, a base member which has a bottom plate section and a peripheral wall section and accommodates the plurality of roller members, and a plate-shaped cover member which is detachably attached to the peripheral wall section so as to cover an opening section surrounded by the peripheral wall section, wherein the base member is formed of a material having a flexural modulus of 2500 mpa to 4000 mpa, a first parameter of 7.00 to 18.00, as calculated by the formula: flexural modulus (mpa)×yield stress in tension (mpa)×thickness (mm)/density (g/cm3)/100000, and a second parameter of 2.00 to 10.00, as calculated by the formula: first parameter×nominal tensile strain at break (%)/100.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367499

Reversible crib shield system

A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367498

Layered crib shield system

A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367497

Porous crib shield system

A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367496

Durable crib shield system

A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367495

Baby carriage

A baby carriage comprises a frame and a cushion. The cushion is disposed on the frame. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367494

Portable lounge

A plush children's lounge is provided. The lounge includes a sidewall connected to a base. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367493

Infant carrier and swing device therewith

An infant carrier includes an upper frame, a seat mount frame, a base frame, and at least one folding mechanism. The seat mount frame is pivoted to the upper frame. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367492

Bassinet support

A child containment device and a mattress support assembly for a child containment device providing a generally flat mattress configuration under load of a child supported thereon; a multi-paneled mattress for a child containment device allowing repositioning of mattress panels between an expanded state and a compact state, and wherein in the expanded state, structural couplings maintain the mattress in a generally flat configuration; and a chamfered corner arrangement for resisting curling of a mattress for a child containment device.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367491

Seat cover with occupant covering feature

Seat covers, more particularly, seat covers having a seat covering portion adapted to cover at least a portion of a seat, and an occupant covering portion adapted to simultaneously cover at least a portion of a human occupant of said seat. Exemplary seat covers may be fitted or non-fitted in design, and may include a retention mechanism for releasably securing the seat covering portion to a seat. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367490

Mattress protector with improved moisture management and bed bug containment

A mattress protector completely encloses a mattress to preclude bed bugs from escaping. All of the interior surfaces of the protector are coated or laminated with a film laminate that is resistant to bed bug bites. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367489

Channelized inflatable bodies and methods for making the same

An article of manufacture includes a first discrete inflatable body having a first core member cut from a single slab of core material and a first root portion, and further includes a second discrete inflatable body comprising a second core member cut from the single slab of core material and a second root portion. Each of the first and second core members includes a plurality of ribs, and the ribs extend laterally from the first and second root portions.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367488

Foldable bed

Each leg has an attachment (530) to a flexible wire (535) connecting two legs and passing through the folding axis of the frame, the wire being tensioned when the rod is unfolded, the tension of the wire causing the positioning of the legs in the unfolded position.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367487

Modular building blocks for furniture

Modular building blocks may be used to provide furniture or other items. Each modular building block has a number of interleaved layers that provide first and second arms of the building block. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367486

Modular furniture assembly corner seating system

A modular furniture assembly including a wedge shaped base for use with other modular furniture system rectangular bases and transverse members, all of which components adhere to an (x)=(y)+(z) relationship, wherein (x) is the length of the back of the wedge shaped base, the length of the transverse member, and the length of the rectangular base. (y) is both the length of the angled side(s) of the wedge shaped base, and the width of the rectangular base. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367485

Seat tilting mechanism with two springs

A seat tilting mechanism comprising a main body, a support member rotationally mounted to said main body, and a first extension coil spring mounted between said main body and said support member to provide resistance to rotation of said support member, in which said seat tilting mechanism further comprises a second extension coil spring and an engagement mechanism which engages said second extension coil spring for resistance to rotation of said support member when said first extension coil spring reaches a pre-determined point of extension.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367484

Seat tilting mechanism

A seat tilting mechanism comprising a main body, a seat support, a backrest support and an articulation mechanism comprising a lever, a first portion of which defines along with a first arm, the seat support and the main body a first quadrilateral hinge, and a second portion of which defines alone with a second arm, the backrest support and the main body a second quadrilateral hinge. Interior corner angles and lengths of each side of the first and second quadrilateral hinges are such that a predetermined angular displacement ratio of the backrest support in relation to the seat support is provided. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367483

Pivoting fitting, piece of furniture, and motor vehicle seat

A pivoting fitting is formed with first pivoting lever that is movable about an axis of rotation in relation to a second pivoting lever, and a blocking device is provided to block a rotational motion of the first pivoting lever in relation to the second pivoting lever in a first direction of rotation and to enable rotational motion in an opposite second direction of rotation in a blocking position. In addition, a switching element enables infinitely variable adjustment of the blocking position to deactivate the blocking device for an adjusting process of the first pivoting lever relative to the second pivoting lever in the first direction of rotation.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367482

Edge strip

The invention relates to an edge strip (1) for fixing to a workpiece, in particular for the narrow surface coating of furniture boards, worktops, or similar material boards (2), having a base layer (3) of a thermoplastic, the upper side (3a) of which is structured, and a covering layer (4) of a transparent or translucent thermoplastic which is arranged on the base layer (3), wherein the upper side (4a) of the covering layer (4) completely or partly forms the visible face of the edge strip and the underside (4b) of said covering layer (4) completely or partly adjoins the profiled upper side (3a) of the base layer (3).. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367481

Support for wire shelf and method of use

A support adapted for mounting to wire shelving units, particularly a support adapted to be securely coupled and repositioned on upper and lower horizontally-extending wire members located at the front of wire shelving units.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367480

Refrigerator appliance with a drawer slide synchronizer

A refrigerator appliance includes a drawer slide synchronizer with a first cable and a second cable. A first bearing is mounted to a first one of a pair of drawer slides, and a second bearing is mounted to a second one of the pair of drawer slides. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367479

Bottle rack

A bottle bracket includes a main frame divided into an assembling portion and a supporting portion, wherein at least one slot is defined in the assembling portion. At least one bracket is selectively positioned on the assembling portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367478

Home appliance device with a door rack container and home appliance including the home appliance device

A home appliance device, in particular a home appliance chiller device, with improved efficiency, includes a door rack container having an access opening and a pivot unit which is pivotably coupled to the door rack container about a pivot axis. The pivot unit includes a container door for closing the access opening and a receptacle coupled to the container door for storing products. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367477

Multimedia operation system with control panel

A multimedia operation system includes a display, a display driver, a desk, a display control panel, an input/output interface driver, and an application processor. The display driver drives the display to display images. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367476

Radial scissor lift table and method

A radial-scissor lift assembly for a table top comprising an upper support member, a lower support member, and at least three scissor assemblies coupled to the upper and lower support members. Each scissor assembly includes a table-scissor member rotatably supporting a table wheel adapted for contacting an unattached table. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367475

Furniture having a pull-out worktop

A piece of furniture includes a base plate (12) formed by a top of a furniture body (10), and a worktop (14) adapted to be pulled-out, in which the worktop (14) covers at least a part of the base plate (12) and is slidably guided on a mounting plate (18) which is rotatably supported on the body (10) so as to be rotatable about a vertical axis (a).. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367474

Method of making a brush and brush

A method of making a brush includes providing a plurality of first filaments, each having a first end and a second end; bringing the plurality of first filaments into a first predetermined shape such that the first ends are arranged side by side on a common contour; fixedly connecting the first ends so that a first pre-tuft having the first predetermined shape and a connected first end is formed; bringing a second tuft element having a first end and a second end together with the first pre-tuft into a second predetermined shape such that the first end of the second tuft element and the connected first end of the first pre-tuft are arranged side by side on a common contour; fixedly connecting the connected first end of the first pre-tuft and the first end of the at least second tuft element so that a final tuft having the second predetermined shape and a connected end is formed; and attaching the final tuft to a brush body by overmolding the final tuft's connected end with a plastic material.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367473

Oral care implement

An oral care implement including an elastomeric component that includes a bumper portion that forms a distal-most section of the peripheral surface and a wall portion located along a distal-most section of the perimeter edge and protruding above the front surface. The wall portion may include a first ramped portion, an apex portion, and a second ramped portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367472

Oral toothpaste and electrical cleaning device

An oral cleaning device includes a head portion that supports cleaning elements, a handle portion extending from the head portion, an emf generator disposed in the handle portion. An inductor is located in the head portion and is connected to the emf generator.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367471

System to promote optimum performance of handheld cosmetic device

A system to promote optimum performance of a personal care appliance is provided including: a personal care appliance having an appliance status; and a client device, in communication with the appliance, including circuitry configured to compare the appliance status with the protocol for using the appliance, control display of an indicator based on the comparison.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367470

Flexible torsion shaft and an arrangement using it and a cleaning device for air-conditioning ducts

A flexible composite torsion shaft for attachment to a drive shaft includes an elongated core element having a circular cross section. A reinforcement comprising at least one polymer layer and multiple layers of reinforcing-fiber wound around the core element inside the at least one polymer layer. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367469

Oral care implement

An oral care implement that includes a head having tooth cleaning elements including at least one conical tuft of bristles. The conical tuft of bristles defines a cavity that has a transverse cross-sectional area that increases with distance from the head. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367468

Dual-purpose hair styling and retention device and method of use thereof

A dual-purpose hair styling and retention device including a curved handle having a top surface couplable to a user's head and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, the top surface and the bottom surface forming a hand gripping surface. The dual-purpose hair styling and retention device also includes a base pivotally coupled to the handle, the base having an upper surface and a bottom surface opposite the upper surface, the upper surface including a plurality of bristles coupled thereto. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367467

Attaching loop member to mount printing device on belt-like member worn by user

An attaching loop member to mount a printing device on a belt-like member worn by a user includes: a device-side member connectable to the printing device; and an attaching-side member mountable on the belt-like member worn by the user. The device-side member includes: a device-side plate portion; a fixing portion fixable to the printing device; a shaft portion and an engaging portion provided on the device-side plate portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367466

Techslate

Techslate is an apparatus having component parts producing a surface plane(s) for load, operation, and viewing of mobile devices like smart phones, tablets, computers, alphanumeric keyboards, integrated cpus, electronic equipment, literary mediums, etc., offering solutions for hands free, ambulant operation. Devices and components are mounted, secured, embedded, engineered in or onto the apparatus, which has balanced mid-upper suspension mechanisms securing it at appropriate viewing and operation angles from the human body by neck, shoulder, chest straps and/or braces. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367465

High volume individual fluid transport device

The invention comprises devices and methods for carrying quantities of materials preferably fluids. The device of the invention is preferably a wearable garment such as, preferably a vest or poncho, with one or more bladders or compartments adapted to hold a fluid. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367464

Wig drying assembly

A wig drying assembly includes a wire frame. A wig may be positioned on the wire frame when the wig is washed thereby facilitating the wig to air dry. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367463

Cosmetic applicator having an internal space containing the composition

The present invention relates to a cosmetic applicator for applying a non-liquid composition (p) to human keratin materials, the applicator: —comprising a stem (7) that extends along a longitudinal axis (x), —defining an internal space (9) that is able to contain the composition (p) to be applied, and —having at least one opening (18) that is in communication with the internal space (9) and leads onto an application surface (8).. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367462

System for dispensing a makeup product

System for dispensing a makeup product, having a dispenser (11) that receives at least two cartridges (30), each one having a reservoir containing a base product, the latter leaving the cartridge via an outlet channel (52) of the cartridge, this outlet channel opening out at the outside of the dispenser or near the external surface thereof.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367461

Aerosol product for forming warming cream composition

An object of the present invention is to provide an aerosol product for forming a warming cream composition which is capable of achieving excellent dispersion stability of hydration exothermic substance powder and of easily forming a warming cream composition having a sufficient warming effect. The aerosol product of the present invention includes a double structure container provided with a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging contents filled in the two liquid concentrate filling spaces. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367460

Container, container component, and product range comprising such products

The invention relates to a container comprising: a receptacle with an outer wall visible from outside the container the peripheral outer wall is provided with a translucent layer, a housing that defines an inner space, an electronic circuit that comprises a central light source that emits light in a main emission direction. The light source is offset relative to the translucent layer. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367459

Drawing device and insertion case

A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367458

Cleaning and sanitizing system

An embodiment of a system suitable for cleaning or sanitizing fingers includes a vessel having first and second opposing ends and a wall surface. A closure member is positionable about the first end to contain fluid within the vessel. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367457

Protective razor package

A package includes a first member and a second member. The second member and the first member define a first cavity. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367456

Pan for depilatory wax

The invention relates to a pan for depilatory wax, consisting of a container (2) and a handle (3) made of a material suitable for withstanding direct contact with flames, incandescent resistance and glass ceramic surfaces that reach high temperatures, as well as for the flow therethrough of electromagnetic waves of a microwave oven without absorbing energy. The container (2) and the handle (3) can be made of aluminum, ceramic, tempered glass or pyrex®-type glass. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367455

Combing device

The present invention relates to a combing device (1) for combing hair, the device (1) comprising, a container (2), a plurality of teeth (5) and a triboelectric generator (7). The container (2) is suitable for housing some content (11), the container (2) comprising holes (3) arranged in a brushing zone (4) of the container (2). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367454

Mountable volume hair comb

A mountable volume hair comb comprising: a concave basal surface from wherein a plurality of curved fingers branch; said fingers suspend the roots over the scalp, therefore produce volume. The mountable volume hair comb including two parallel congruent arched shafts projecting from said basal surface, in combination give means of comfort and support.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367453

Load conveyance system

The present invention provides a load conveyance system. The load conveyance system includes: an adjustable retaining harness that fits around a user's shoulder and arm; a first shoulder pad that fits on the user's other shoulder; a suspension strap; a handle, and a member. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367452

Travel case

A travel case includes a case body defining an interior cavity in which to carry articles and an exterior shell; an inflatable floatation aid fixed to the exterior shell; an inflator in communication with the inflatable floatation aid, for inflation of the inflatable floatation aid; and a locator beacon fixed to the exterior shell, including a communications transmitter capable of signaling a remote party and a geo-locating apparatus.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367451

Protective case for photography equipment

An exemplary protective case for photography equipment includes a housing having a plurality of layers for providing impact protection and thermal protection to the photography equipment, an open end, and a closed end. The plurality of layers includes a non-abrasive inner layer, an impact resistant outer layer, and a malleable intermediate layer formed between the inner and outer layers. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367450

Spinner wheel assembly for a luggage case

A spinner wheel assembly for a luggage case is provided. The wheel assembly may include a housing, a support strut rotatably coupled to the housing about a spinner axis, and a plurality of wheels each rotatably coupled to the support strut about a wheel axis. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367449

Dollar coin converter

A method to increase the face value of a coin to be used as legal tender. The coin contains indicia, which specify the increased value, and motivates distribution and circulation. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367448

Umbrella canopy with a photo-luminescent and/or light-up promotional display and methods of making same

An umbrella is formed with a canopy having a light-up promotional display formed by one or more opaque/translucent/transparent letters formed in or added to the canopy, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds) positioned on the canopy beneath the one or more letters, and wiring to wire the plurality of leds together and to a source of electric power. The plurality of leds are distributed to light up each of the one or more letters when energized, and a switch is used to permit a flow of current from the source of electric power to energize the plurality of leds, when desired. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367447

Cantilevered umbrella design with an arcuate guide track

A cantilevered umbrella assembly with an arcuate guide track comprises a support column, a cantilever arm attached to the support column, and an at least partially arcuate configured guide track attached to the cantilever arm that defines a sweep axis and a plane. The guide track defines a first free end, a second free end and an apex between the first end and the second end along the sweep axis. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367446

Timepiece or piece of jewellery made of a light precious alloy containing titanium

An external component for timepieces or pieces of jewelry, made of a light precious alloy containing titanium and palladium, according to the atomic formula tiapdbmctd, where a, b, c, d are atomic fractions of the total, such that a+b+c+d=1. A is 0.44 to 0.55, b is 0.30 to 0.45, c is 0.04 to 0.24, and d is 0.001 to 0.03. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367445

Fasteners bonded to substrate materials without puncturing the materials

Systems and methods are disclosed for fasteners bonded to substrate materials without puncturing the materials. An example fastening system includes a male fastener component and a female fastener. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367444

Stud structure

An ornament stud for an article is provided. The stud includes: a head having a three-dimensional shape; a plurality of shoulders extending horizontally and inwardly from an edge of the head by a predetermined length; and a plurality of sharpened extensions extending respectively and vertically from inner edges of the plurality of shoulders, the plurality of sharpened extensions being spaced from each other along the inner edges of the plurality of shoulders by a predetermined distance.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367443

Closure buckle for closing a ski boot

The invention relates to a closure buckle for closing a ski boot, which buckle comprises a main lever (2) hinged to a base (1) and having a longitudinal notch (20) in which a tie rod (3) is mounted that is connected to a fastener hook and that has an end carrying an auxiliary lever (4), said buckle being characterized in that the main lever (2) is provided with a protective plate (21) laterally defining a housing (24) for receiving the auxiliary lever (4), and the invention also relates to a downhill ski boot equipped with such buckles.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367442

Shoelace

An improved shoelace has an elastic inner core having a plurality of elastic members and a woven string covering the elastic inner layer. The woven string has a plurality of narrow sections and wide sections evenly disposed on two ends of the elastic inner core. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367441

Shoe upper having multiple weld zones

A shoe having a shoe upper including multiple welds in selected locations on the shoe upper. The welds may be selectively located on the upper to provide structure and support to the specific portions of a shoe upper.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367440

Shoe with replaceable heel

A shoe includes an outsole, a shank and a heel area defined in the underside thereof the shank is connected between the outsole and the heel area. The heel area is a recessed area. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367439

Sole structure with adjustable flexibility

An improved sole structure for article of footwear is disclosed herein. The sole structure includes a midsole and an outsole coupled to the midsole. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367438

Sole for footwear

A sole for footwear, including a resilient structural member extending in a direction from toe to heel and having a tread surface, the sole having a plurality of incisions extending transversely to the toe-to-heel direction. The incisions include a first portion extending to a first depth into the sole from the tread surface and a second portion extending to a further depth into the sole from the lower outlet of the first portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367437

Polyurethane injected boot assembly and associated manufacturing method

A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367436

Shoe/boot with replaceable water-proof sock

A shoe/boot includes an outsole and a vamp, and a first opening is defined in the top of the shoe/boot. A first connection portion is located along the periphery of the first opening. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367435

Footwear with refractive internal illumination

A footwear with refractive internal illumination has a footwear, a translucent body, an illumination system and a liner. The footwear has a sole section and an upper. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367434

Flexible sole and upper for an article of footwear

A midsole for an article of footwear is strategically incised or scored to produce various straight and arcuate lines. Straight lines are integrated widthwise between edges on an arch side on an outer side. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367433

Wifi hard helmet

Headwear for locating people, such as construction workers, firefighters, mine workers, sandhogs, police officers and military personnel. The headwear is hardhat or helmet that tightly fits on a user's head. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367432

Helmet breath guard

A helmet breath guard add-on which is capable of effectively preventing steam formation in a helmet shield, thereby removing inconveniences when wearing a helmet, is disclosed. The breath guard may be made from a flexible yet solid elastomeric material providing for an adequate elastic adjustment, and allowing a fit to a wide variety of different helmet user faces. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367431

Mechanical-waves dissipating protective headgear apparatus

The present invention provides an apparatus to dissipate and attenuate mechanical waves which travel through a human brain upon blunt trauma. The apparatus comprises a pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell encasing an inner hard shell. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367430

Helmet retention system

The present application discloses a helmet, a helmet retention system, and a method of adjusting a helmet. In certain embodiments, the helmet comprises a helmet shell and a helmet retention system. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367429

Protective sports helmet chinstrap assembly

A chin strap assembly is provided for use with a sports helmet. The chin strap assembly includes an inner pad member, a strap assembly and an outer protective member. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367428

Protective athletic helmet to reduce linear and rotational brain acceleration

A protective helmet includes an upper section and a lower section; each having inner and outer facing surfaces; a gap formed between the upper and lower sections; at least one connection member connecting the upper section to the lower section and maintaining the gap; the upper section being movable with respect to the lower section when an impact force is applied to the outside surface of the upper section; an inner shell securable to the inner facing surface of the lower section; the inner shell being adapted to receive a portion of the helmet user's head, whereby the head of the user will be spaced from the inner facing surface of the upper section when the portion of the user's head is received in the inner shell; and the inner shell substantially preventing the user's head from making contact with the inner facing surface of the upper section.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367427

Zero impact head gear

In one embodiment, a zero impact head gear is provided including an outer helmet and an inner helmet. The outer helmet has forward and rear retaining stops protruding from the interior of the outer helmet. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367426

Retrofit sensor module for a protective head top

The present disclosure includes a retrofit sensor module for use with a protective head top with a helmet and a visor. The sensor module includes a sensor housing and an attachment mechanism. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367425

Structure for fixing riding recorder with helmet visor fastener

Disclosed is a structure for fixing a riding recorder with helmet visor fasteners, including a visor, which is provided, in the inside thereof, with a plurality of first coupling members so as to be attached to a helmet with the first coupling members. A monitoring unit is mounted to a bottom of the visor and the monitoring unit includes at least one camera lens and a storage element such that when the monitoring unit is activated, the camera lens is operable to take images and stores the data of the images in the storage element.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367424

Self-decoratable sporting helmet

One embodiment of a helmet 10, upon which markers 14 are used to add decorations to the plastic outer shell 12. The ink from the markers 14 dries quickly, and thereafter becomes waterproof and unable to be removed without the use of chemicals or without damaging the plastic outer shell 12 of the helmet 10. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367423

Headband for virtual reality goggles

A headband for vr goggles includes an adjustment mechanism to accommodate a wide variety of users, padding to ensure user comfort, a pivotable goggle holding element to allow the goggles to pivot relative to the user's head and a chin strap fastener to secure the headband to the user's head.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367422

Skullcap with full size image and method of making the same

A method comprising steps: (a) providing an image; (b) opening the image in a photo editing software program; (c) importing a skullcap shape having four equal triangular curve portions into the photo editing software program; (d) editing the image to match the skullcap shape and triangular curve portions; (e) printing the edited image to a medium; (f) separating the four triangular curve portions of the printed image; and (g) sewing the four separate triangular curve portions into a skullcap.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367421

Mask assembly and method of fabricating the same

A mask assembly includes a liner and one or more patches coupled to the liner. The liner includes a front sector that includes one or more rim portions and a lower portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367420

System and garment for minimizing clean environment contamination

Garments and corresponding systems for preventing contamination of a clean environment are provided. The garment is formed, at least in part, of a filter medium such that air within the garment is permitted to pass from within the garment, through the filter medium, and into the surrounding environment while contaminants are retained by the filter medium. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367419

Necktie assembly

A necktie assembly for enhancing an ornamental appearance of a necktie includes a necktie that may be worn around a neck. The necktie has a plurality of button holes extending therethrough. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367418

Polymer microwedges and methods of manufacturing same

A mold for casting a micro-scale structure includes an upper surface including a first cavity having a first depth. A negative pattern for an array of micro-scale structures is defined in a surface of the first cavity. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367417

Fastener and article equipped with the fastener

Problem: to provide a fastener that facilitates attachment of a string and makes it unlikely for the attached string to come off. Solution: the fastener according to one aspect of the present invention is a fastener for fastening a string-like body to an article, and includes a slit opening part for inserting the string-like body, and a string-like body holding part which communicates with the slit opening part and holds the string-like body inserted from the slit opening part. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367416

Deodorizing filter for mask and deodorizing mask

An object of the invention is to provide a deodorizing filter superior in air-permeability as well as in deodorizing performance with respect to an unpleasant malodorous gas. A further object is to provide such a deodorizing filter and a deodorizing mask that do not have an unpleasant odor in themselves, or even after storage in a hermetically closed environment do not develop unpleasant odor or discoloration, and may be used comfortably. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367415

Garment including a plurality of sensors and a chip

A garment is provided. The garment includes a plurality of sensors that are in operable communication with each other for detecting position data of each sensor of the plurality of sensors relative to each other and at least one chip that is in operable communication with at least one of the sensors of the plurality of sensors and configured to collect the detected position data and generate an image of a body portion of a user of the garment based on the detected position data and communicate the generated image to at least one display device for displaying the generated image.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367414

Shapewear garment, shapewear garment system, and method of manufacture thereof

The present invention is directed to a shapewear garment, a shapewear garment system, and methods of manufacture thereof. The shapewear garments are configured to provide various levels of compression on the body of a wearer for shaping desired areas of the wearer's body. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367413

Pull away undergarment

A pull away undergarment comprising a top portion and a bottom panel generally covering the genital and anal areas of a person wearing the undergarment. The front of the bottom panel is detachably attached to the top portion in the front of the top portion, such that the person wearing the undergarment can pull the bottom panel away from the top portion in the front of the garment. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367412

Expandable and flexible shirt collar stand and shirt with same

A shirt has a collar stand attached to a shirt body. The collar stand comprises an inner piece and an outer piece, wherein at least one of the inner piece and the outer piece is formed from a self-fabric fused with a fusible substrate, and wherein the collar stand has stretch and recovery in at least two directions thereof.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367411

Vaporiser assembly for an aerosol-generating system

A vaporiser assembly for an aerosol-generating system may include a capillary element made from porous glass. The capillary element has a first end and a second end. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367410

Dynamic output power management for electronic smoking device

A dynamic output power management unit for a heating circuit (100) of an electronic smoking device is disclosed, the heating circuit (100) having a heating element (10) connected to a power source (20) via a first switching element (30), the unit having at least one voltage detection device to detect voltage values at various points of the heating circuit (100); and a controller (2) configured to deriving a resistance of the heating element (10), estimating a discharge time or a power consumption value of the power source (20) such that an energy converted in a period of time is substantially identical to a predetermined energy conversion value for a same period of time.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367409

Aerosol-generating device

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a reservoir configured to hold a liquid; a release medium; and a heater, wherein the reservoir and the release medium are configured to transport liquid from the reservoir to the release medium, wherein the release medium and the heater are disposed in physical contact with each other, wherein the aerosol-generating device further includes a means for reversibly releasing the physical contact between the release medium and the heater to form a gap between the heater and the release medium, and wherein the aerosol-generating device is configured to activate the heater when the gap is formed between the heater and the release medium. A method for forming an aerosol by the aerosol-generating device is also provided.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367408

An apparatus and a method for extracting a compound from a substance

An apparatus for extracting a compound from a substance comprising an extraction chamber arranged to extract a compound from a substance stored within the extraction chamber, wherein the extraction chamber is arranged to agitate the substance; and when upon the substance is under an applied heat, the extraction chamber is arranged to extract the compound into an air flow passing through the extraction chamber.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367407

Disposable cartridge for use in an electronic nicotine delivery system

A novel disposable cartridge for use in an electronic nicotine delivery system having an electric heater includes a reservoir containing a nicotine-containing liquid, a port in liquid communication with the reservoir, a liquid barrier disposed proximate the port to prevent undesired leakage of the nicotine-containing liquid from the reservoir, and a durable, elongate wick arranged and configured to be slideable in the port and to contact the nicotine-containing liquid in the reservoir.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367406

Vaporizing device with power component

A vaporizing device generally having a tank, power component, battery, and shroud is disclosed. The power component may include a frame defining a slot configured to receive the tank in an upright position, such that a portion of the tank is adjacent to the power component when the tank is in position. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367405

Connector having multiple threads and electronic cigarettes having the connector

Certain aspects of present invention relate to electronic cigarettes. In certain embodiments, the electronic cigarettes may include a vaporizer and e-liquid storage tank combo, and a power module. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367404

Rotary switch electronic cigarette

A rotary switch electronic cigarette includes a cylindrical electronic cigarette body, wherein: the electronic cigarette body from top to bottom is divided into a retractable smoking nozzle portion, an electric heating portion, and a rotary switch controlling portion. The retractable smoking nozzle portion snaps on the electrically retractable smoking nozzle portion, and snaps on an upper end of the rotary switch controlling portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367403

E-vaping device cartridge with superabsorbent polymer

A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a reservoir configured to hold pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to draw at least some of the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir and vaporize the drawn pre-vapor formulation to form a vapor, and a superabsorbent polymer configured to absorb free water from pre-vapor formulation held in the reservoir. The superabsorbent polymer includes a cross-linked polyacrylate copolymer that is substantially inert to the pre-vapor formulation. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367402

Cartridge for e-vaping device with open-microchannels

A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a reservoir configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation and a channel structure that includes a channel surface with one or more open-microchannels. An open-microchannel in the channel structure may be in fluid communication with the reservoir and may transport pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir to a heating element based on capillary action of the pre-vapor formulation through the open-microchannels. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367401

Smoking pen

A smoking pen device is disclosed. An example smoking pen device includes a stem having an inlet end and an outlet end. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367400

Tobacco substitute-fluid mixture with thickening agent for use in a water pipe or hookah

The invention also relates to the use of such a tobacco substitute-fluid mixture in a water pipe or hookah and a method for producing a tobacco substitute-fluid mixture, wherein a fluid is mixed with a thickening agent, such that it forms a mixture with the thickening agent.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367399

Pepper de-stemming methods and apparatus

A way of dealing with challenges to the pepper processing industry and pepper growers is to mechanize pepper processing, including the de-stemming of whole peppers. The present example provides a method for mechanically de-stemming whole peppers. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367398

Device integrating crushing, pulping and enzyme deactivation of fruits

The invention relates to a device integrating crushing, pulping and enzyme deactivation of fruits, comprising a spiral feeder, a crashing cavity and a drive motor. The spiral feeder is disposed above the crushing cavity. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367397

Infant formula comprising human milk oligosaccharides, polyunsaturated fatty acids, nucleotides, and lutein

Infant formulas that include at least one human milk oligosaccharide selected from 2′-fucosyllactose (2′-fl) and lacto-n-neotetraose (lnnt), polyunsaturated fatty acids (pufas) docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and arachidonic acid (aa), where the aa and dha are present in an n-6/n-3 ratio of between 1 and 1.8, at least 30 mg/l of nucleotides, where the nucleotides include inosine monophosphate, and at least 30 μg/l of lutein are disclosed. Also provided are methods of use of the infant formulas for improving at least one of cognition, learning, and memory in an infant. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367396

Use of enzymatically hydrolyzed vegetable protein in brewing fermented beverages

This invention provides methods to reduce fermentation time of the cereal based fermented beverages such as beer, increasing the cellar output as well as enhancing yeast nutrition and beer foam quality. An enzymatically hydrolyzed vegetable protein which supplies a balanced combination of foam enhancing proteins and free amino acids of high nutritional value for yeast is added to the materials to be fermented.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367395

Infant nutrition with hydrolysed protein and palmitic acid

The present invention relates to a composition for use in formulae for infants or young children comprising partially hydrolysed protein and an oil mix comprising palmitic acid wherein the palmitic acid esterified in the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols is in the amount of from 20% to 60% by weight of total palmitic acid. Furthermore, the invention relates to an infant formula comprising said composition and the use of said composition or infant formula.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367394

Process for increasing the stability of a composition comprising polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids

A processes for increasing the stability of a composition containing polyunsaturated an omega-6 fatty acid against oxidation proceeds by (i) providing a starting composition containing at least one polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid component; (ii) providing a lysine composition; (iii) admixing an aqueous, an aqueous-alcoholic or an alcoholic solution of starting composition and lysine composition, and subjecting a resulting admixture to spray drying conditions subsequently, thus forming a solid product composition containing at least one salt of a cation derived from lysine with an anion derived from the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid; the product composition exhibiting a solvent content sc selected from the following; sc<5 wt %, sc<3 wt %, sc<1 wt %, or <0.5 wt %.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367393

Method for producing an extract of a matrix of vegetable origin with a non-ionic amphiphilic compound as extraction adjuvant in an aqueous medium

The invention relates to a method for producing an extract of a matrix of vegetable origin, particularly a plant, involving a solid-liquid extraction by means of an aqueous solution containing at least one, preferably agro-sourced, non-ionic amphiphilic compound, at a concentration at least equal to the minimum hydrotrope concentration thereof.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367392

Method for producing hop extract

A method for producing a hop extract including filtering a hop-containing water at a temperature of 50° c. Or higher, to give a hop extract. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367391

Bars and shakes utilizing proprietary blend of herbs for enhanced human lactation and breastfeeding.

This invention is directed toward a bar and a shake that contain a blend of herbs for enhanced human and animal lactation and breastfeeding.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367390

Use of ellagic acid dihydrate in food products and nutraceuticals

The present invention relates generally to food products, cosmetics, and/or nutraceutical compositions and methods of use. The compositions can include an ellagic acid dihydrate compound that assists in the uptake of glucose.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367389

Sweetener compositions

The invention provides a sweetener composition comprising a core nano particle in association with a sweetener carbohydrate. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367388

Substituted butanol derivatives and their use as fragrance and flavor materials

Wherein r is an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 straight chain alkyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c3-6 branched chain alkyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c3-6 straight chain alkenyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c3-6 branched chain alkenyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c3-6 cycloalkyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkoxy, nitrile, halo, amino, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylamino, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 dialkylamino, carboxy-c1-6 alkylamino, carboxy-c1-6 dialkylamino, an unsubstituted or substituted acetoxy, carboxy, an unsubstituted or substituted carboxyethyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylcarbonyl, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylcarboxy, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylthio, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkyloxy, carboxamido, an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkylcarboxamido or an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 dialkylcarboxamido. Such compounds are useful in flavor or flavor compositions.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367387

Compounds that modulate fatty acid receptor activity and pet food products containing the same

A flavor composition comprising at least one compound that modulates, increases and/or enhances the activity of a gpr120 fatty acid receptor that can be used to enhance the fatty acid taste and/or palatability of pet food products is described herein. Also disclosed herein are methods for identifying said compounds.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367386

Terpene flavoring compositions

Terpene flavoring compositions, methods of using them to flavor foods, beverages, or vaporizer compositions, and methods of making and consuming these compositions.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367385

Method for producing heat-resistant solid roux

The present invention provides a method for producing a solid roux which has excellent shape retention properties even in summer, does not undergo seepage of liquid oily components to the surface or whitening of the surface, melts well in the mouth and has a reduced content of trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids. A solid roux base, which contains specified quantities of table sugar and one or more types of sugar selected from among maltose, trehalose, fructose, palatinose, reduced palatinose, maltitol, erythritol, lactitol and sorbitol, is solidified by means of heat treatment at 100-160° c. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367384

Granular food composition comprising gas

Granular food composition comprising: fat, starch; wherein the food composition comprises gas.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367383

Process for enhancing muscle portions and products

Animal muscle portions are treated to form an enhanced muscle portion by providing a comminuted meat emulsion made from a first animal muscle tissue and having a ph of from about 6.5 to about 9.5, and adding the emulsion to an animal muscle portion in a manner that promotes uptake and/or distribution of the emulsion into the animal muscle portion to form an enhanced muscle portion. In an aspect, at least about 70% by weight of the protein of the tissue in the emulsion is solubilized, and the protein is not isolated from the tissue. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367382

Food ingredients produced from high amylose wheat

Provided are food and drink ingredients produced from wheat grain which has a low level (2-30%) of total starch branching enzyme ii activity and an amylose content in the starch of at least 50% (w/w), and processes for producing and using the ingredients. Also provided are foods produced from the ingredients which may be used in humans to improve one or more parameters of metabolic health, bowel health or cardiovascular health.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367381

In-bag process for cooking or partially cooking water-absorbing and other food products in a continuous oven

A process for cooking rice, quinoa, couscous, pasta, beans, chick peas and other products which absorb water during the cooking process. The product is placed in sealed cooking bags along with a sufficient amount of liquid for absorption. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367380

Food product

The present invention relates to a food concentrate wherein the antimicrobial effect of low amounts of allyl isothiocyanate is optimised in a product in the form of a gel.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367379

Smooth, shelf-stable product and methods of producing same

A smooth, shelf-stable aseptically thermally processed food product, as well as methods of making same using a shear sensitive thickener, are disclosed.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367378

Method and device for treating a mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam in a beverage filling plant

Various embodiments relate to devices and methods for treating a mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam in a beverage filling plant, comprising the steps of introducing the mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam into a closed separation container and extracting the expansion gas out of the closed separation container via suction.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367377

Naturally derived colour stabilizer

The present invention relates to the prevention of colour instability or colour fading. It is directed to the use of phloretin, a naturally derived colour stabilizer, as well as to a method of preventing colour instability or colour fading in a colored beverage or food product by including said stabilizer in said product.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367376

System and method to prepare nitrogen infused beverages

A system for preparing and dispensing a nitrogen infused beverage is provided. The system includes a beverage concentrate container in fluid connection, through a first flow controlling point, with a nitrogenated beverage liquid mixing point, a nitrogenated water supply in fluid connection, through a second flow controlling point, to said nitrogenated beverage liquid mixing point, wherein said nitrogenated water supply comprises a water supply in fluid connection with a liquid/gas contactor unit having a controlled pressurized supply of a gas comprising at least 50% by weight nitrogen supplied thereto, and a nitrogen infused beverage line in fluid connection from the nitrogenated beverage liquid mixing point to a beverage faucet of a faucet tower, wherein the beverage faucet is a faucet such that the infused beverage in the nitrogen infused beverage line remains under pressure during dispense of the beverage from the faucet. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367375

Apparatus for making freshly squeezed orange juice

Disclosed is an apparatus for making freshly squeezed orange juice, comprising a rotatory basket, a conveying guide device, a juice extractor, a water supply tank, a high pressure water pump, a supercharging device, a spraying and conveying pipeline, a spray pipeline, a spray head, a movable filter mesh, an orange juice collection funnel, a filling control valve, a filling ellipsoid-shaped vessel, a filling and conveying pipeline, a high pressure air pump, an air treatment and purification device, a high pressure gas conveying pipeline, a bottle, a bottling container, a bottle guiding device, a bottle conveying mechanism, a bottle transverse-conveying mechanism, a bottle inlet position detection device, a bottle filling position detection device, a bottle capping position detection device, a filling position and liquid level detection device, a bottle cap locking detection device, an automatic capping mechanism, a liquid recovery guiding device, a liquid recovery bucket, a finished product receiving device, a uv sterilization device, a refrigerating system, a thermal insulation cavity and a control center.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367374

Naturally sweetened juice beverage products

Naturally sweetened reduced calorie, light, or low-calorie beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The beverage products comprise at least one fruit juice, at least one natural non-nutritive sweetener, and homogenized pulp.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367373

A solution of denatured pea protein, and uses thereof to form microparticles

A method of producing a denatured pea protein solution comprises the steps of mixing pea protein with an alkali solvent to provide a 1-10% pea protein solution (w/v) having a ph of at least 10, resting the pea protein solution for at least 15 minutes, heating the pea protein solution under conditions sufficient to heat-denature the pea protein without causing gelation of the pea protein solution, and rapidly cooling the denatured pea protein solution to prevent gelation, wherein at least 90% of the pea protein in the denatured pea protein solution is soluble. Also described is a method of producing microparticles having a denatured pea protein matrix, the method comprising the steps of providing a denatured pea protein solution according to the invention, treating the denatured pea protein solution to form microdroplets; and cross-linking and chelating the droplets to form microparticles.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367372

Emulsion and process for making same

The present invention relates to a stable emulsion of an aqueous phase in a lipid phase wherein non-fatty cocoa solids and/or non-fatty milk solids are present in the lipid phase. The present invention further relates to a process for making an emulsion, said process comprising adding the lipid phase in two steps.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367371

Dual layer frozen confection

The present invention relates to a layered frozen confectionery product comprising at least one a layer of frozen confection, at least one layer of chocolate and at least one layer of sauce. The sauce in the sauce layer has a viscosity of between 1.2 and 1.7 pa·s at a temperature below +47° c. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367370

Freezing cylinder beater

A frozen product dispensing apparatus (20) comprises a refrigeration system (50) and a freezing cylinder (52). A source (42) of the product or precursors of the product is coupled to an inlet (124) of the freezing cylinder. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367369

Method for preparing a delivery system of one or more active ingredients in an edible composition

A method for preparing a first component of a comestible composition is provided including forming an extrudate of the first component. The extrudate is cooled to a first temperature. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367368

Chewy confectionery cylinders

A chewy confectionery product having a cylindrical shape. The chewy confectionery product is substantially free of wheat and traditional texturizing agents such as gelatin, starch and albumin and is able to retain its shape for an extended period of time.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367367

Hybrid plant products from theobroma species and methods of making the same

Methods for hybridizing members of the theobroma genus, and particularly to methods for hybridizing theobroma cacao and theobroma grandiflorum are provided. Hybrid seeds, plants and plant parts thereof, obtained from these methods are also provided. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367366

Coffee compositions and uses thereof

The present invention relates to processes for providing coffee compositions with enhanced coffee aromas. In addition the invention relates to the use of such coffee compositions for making capsules for beverage dispensers.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367365

Methods for processing vegetable oils and vegetable oil compositions

A method for processing natural oil is provided. The method includes providing a natural oil to be processed, adding an inorganic particulate material to said natural oil, and processing the resulting mixture to obtain oil products with an improved yield and/or quality.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367364

Methods of preventing and treating bronchopulmonary dysplasia using high fat human milk products

The disclosure features a human milk cream composition, standardized high fat human milk formulations as well as methods of making and using such compositions. In particular, the disclosure features a method of using a human milk cream composition and/or standardized high fat human milk formulations to treat infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) or at risk of developing bpd.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367363

Milk concentrates with improved mouth feel

The present invention relates to a milk concentrate comprising caseins and whey proteins in the ratio of 90:10 to 60:40, wherein the caseins/whey protein aggregates have a volume based mean diameter value dv50 of at least 1 μm as measured by laser diffraction. The invention also relates to a process for preparing a milk concentrate comprising the steps of providing a liquid milk concentrate, adjusting ph to 5.7-6.4, heat treating for 3-300 s at 80-150° c. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367362

Milk powder with improved mouth feel

The present invention relates to a milk powder comprising caseins and whey proteins wherein the powder upon reconstitution in an aqueous medium comprises casein-whey protein/fat aggregates having a mean diameter value dv50 of at least 1 mycrom as measured by laser diffraction. The invention also relates to a process for preparing a milk powder including the steps of providing a liquid milk concentrate at t<25° c., adjusting ph to 5.7-6.4, heating at 80-150° c. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367361

Ready-to-drink milk beverages with improved texture/mouthfeel by controlled protein aggregation, and method of making thereof

The present invention relates to beverage products. In particular, the invention is concerned with a protein system induced by controlled aggregation of milk proteins which imparts outstanding sensory attributes on beverage product, in particular when containing low fat and/or low sugar. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367360

Method

The present invention relates to a method of preparing a fermented milk product. The method comprises the steps of treating a milk substrate with a low ph sensitive peptidase and a microorganism, and allowing the treated milk substrate to ferment to produce the fermented milk product.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367359

Systems, methods, and devices for creating a yogurt culture

A yogurt fermentation system comprising a flexible insulated cover configured to cover and contact the sides of a yogurt culture container containing a yogurt culture; a heating element dispersed within the flexible insulated cover; a temperature regulator configured to regulate the heating element and maintain a temperature sufficient to ferment the yogurt culture, and methods of culturing yogurt using said system.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367358

Solid state, fresh jogurt cheese with live and active cultures and chocolate covered yogurt dessert made of it, and process for their preparation

Yogurt dessert piece products are of firm consistency, made on the base of fresh yogurt cheese, coated with chocolate or cocoa-flavored icing, with live bacterial flora, of rectangular design, the main component of which is fresh yogurt cheese with live bacterial flora, of firm consistency, obtained from milk or milk recombined from milk powder with water to a thicker consistency than milk, or milk concentrated by ultra-filtering or milk concentrated with milk powder; its curdling by a yogurt culture, occasionally its supplementary acidic treatment; the cutting of the curd, its solidification by heating, and the separation of the separated whey, and method for producing them.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367357

Lactase solution and dairy product using same

[solution] a lactase solution in which the ratio of a lactase fraction having a molecular weight of about 120 kda measured by sds polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis is 20% or more.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367356

Pickling machine with detection device

The invention relates to a pickling machine having a detection device for detecting a blocked, damaged and/or broken needle.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367355

Device and method for automatically defeathering slaughtered poultry

The invention concerns an apparatus configured and designed for automatic defeathering of slaughtered poultry, comprising a transport means configured and designed for freely hanging transport of poultry suspended from their feet, in the transport direction along a transport path, and two side cheeks spaced apart and arranged on opposite sides of the transport path and forming a channel, which on their insides facing each other and turned towards the transport path each have means for defeathering the poultry transported through the channel, wherein the defeathering means can be brought into contact with the poultry to be defeathered, which is distinguished in that the apparatus has a stationary means for active support of entry of the poultry between the two side cheeks and the defeathering means arranged thereon, which is arranged in the inlet region e of the poultry into the channel.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367354

Method of cut up line product distribution

A poultry part harvesting, sorting, and packaging apparatus and system utilizes an arrangement of hoppers to batch poultry parts removed by cut-up machines and deposits the batches onto a transportation conveyor. Each batch is contained within a separate zone on the conveyor, and the system tracks the location of batches and open spaces on the conveyor to deliver the batches to user defined locations.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367353

Production of a yeast-free, highly digestible pizza by using a dough containing lactic acid bacteria

A yeast-free, highly digestible pizza and a method for the production of said yeast-free pizza by using a dough containing selected lactic acid bacteria are described. The use of one or more strains of lactic acid bacteria for leavening a dough comprising water, flour, salt and other ingredients intended for preparing pizzas to be frozen and thawed before their consumption is also described.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367352

Baking pan for shaping cakes and method of using it

A baking pan for baking cup cakes that includes a base baking pan with baking units having a size and dimension and a top baking pan with baking units having a different size and dimension. The base baking pan and the top baking pan couple and align together and when coupled and aligned produce a first cup cake having a shape of a cup and a second cup cake having a shape of a cylinder. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367351

Mixotrophic chlorella-based composition, and methods of its preparation and application to plants

Methods preparing a liquid mixotrophic chlorella based composition comprising pasteurization and stabilization of a low concentration of mixotrophic chlorella whole cells that have not been subjected to a drying process are disclosed. The liquid composition can be used to enhance the emergence and growth of plants in low concentration and low frequency soil and foliar applications.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367350

Anti-adherent botanical compositions

A composition for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to an animate or inanimate surface is disclosed. The composition includes a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367349

Insecticidal proteins and methods for their use

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

12/28/17 / #20170367348

Bacteria with nematicidal activity and the ability to promote plant growth

The invention relates to a microorganism from the species lysobacter enzymogenes, having nematicidal activity and the ability to promote plant growth. The invention also provides methods for obtaining a biomass of said microorganism, as well as methods for biologically controlling nematodes, for treating and preventing plant infection caused by nematodes, and for promoting plant growth based on the use of said microorganism or of phytosanitary products obtained therefrom.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367347

Microbial compositions and methods of use for benefiting plant growth and treating plant disease

Compositions and methods are provided for a combination of a new strain of bacillus amyloliquefaciens rti301 and a new strain of bacillus subtilis rti477, the combination having growth promoting activity and activity against plant pathogens. The compositions containing the rti301 and rti477 strains are useful for benefiting plant growth and/or conferring protection against a pathogenic infection when applied to plant roots, seeds, callus tissue, grafts, and cuttings. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367346

Compositions and methods for enhancing plant quality

Presented herein are compositions comprising an antioxidant (i), a radiation manager (ii), and one or more of, a plant strengthener (iii), or a plant growth regulator (iv). Also presented herein are compositions comprising a plant strengthener (iii), and one or more of, an antioxidant (i), or a radiation manager comprising a polyoxyalkylene uv absorber (ii). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367345

Continuous methods for treating liquids and manufacturing certain constituents (e.g., nanoparticles) in liquids, apparatuses and nanoparticles and nanoparticle/liquid solution(s) resulting therefrom

This invention relates generally to novel methods and novel devices for the continuous manufacture of nanoparticles, microparticles and nanoparticle/liquid solution(s). The nanoparticles (and/or micron-sized particles) comprise a variety of possible compositions, sizes and shapes. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367344

Agent for avoiding and/or destroying microbial growth in a store for a liquid hydrocarbon, method for avoiding and/or destroying microbial growth in a store for a liquid hydrocarbon, store for a liquid hydrocarbon

A separation agent for avoiding and/or destroying microbial growth in a store for a liquid hydrocarbon is provided wherein an interface between a phase of a liquid hydrocarbon and a phase of water can be reduced. The agent has a density which is higher than the density of a liquid hydrocarbon and lower than the density of water. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367343

Method for controlling the production of a biocide

A method and apparatus for producing a biocide from a hypochlorite oxidant and an ammonium salt are provided. The method includes monitoring a control parameter to optimize the ratio between the hypochlorite oxidant and the ammonium salt. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367342

Methods and compositions for controlling weed infestation and improving grass quality

Methods for controlling unwanted vegetation, such as weeds, to turfgrass by applying an active compound combination including a triazolinone herbicide, for example, sulfonylamino-carbonyl-triazolinone, and at least one sulfonylurea herbicides, to turfgrass is described herein. The disclosure also provides for active compound combinations and methods of improving turfgrass quality.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367341

Substituted pyrazolylpyrazole derivative and use of same as herbicide

Provided is a compound capable of effectively control worst weeds of higher leaf stages that present practical problems. A specific pyrazolylpyrazole derivative of formula (i) is disclosed that is able to solve the above-mentioned problems.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367340

Herbicidal isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridines

To the agriculturally useful salts of isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridine compounds of formula i, and to their use as herbicides.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367339

Method of controlling pest

Provided is a method which exerts an excellent effect in controlling a pest in a field of soybean, corn or cotton, using a sdhi compound and a ppo-inhibiting compound. A method of controlling a pest (a weed and/or a plant pathogen) in a field of soybean, corn or a cotton, including treating a field before, at or after seeding with a seed of soybean, corn or cotton treated with one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of sdhi compounds, with one or more ppo-inhibiting compounds selected from the group consisting of flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, saflufenacil, oxyfluorfen, fomesafen and a compound of the formula:. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367338

Compositions and methods for improving agronomic characteristics of plants

Compounds, compositions and methods for improving one or more agronomic characteristics of desired crop plants are described herein. The compounds include oxazoles, oxadiazoles and thiadiazoles.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367337

Method for reducing phytotoxicity of fungicides

The present invention relates to a method for reducing the phytotoxicity of systemic fungicides, mainly triazoles, in susceptible cultivars, mainly soy cultivars. The present method makes it unnecessary to develop new diversified fungicide formulations and to add specific substances to reduce the toxicity of these products.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367336

Fungicidal compositions

With a compound selected from compounds known for their fungicidal activity; and a method of controlling diseases on useful plants using such compositions.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367335

Substituted pyrazolylpyrazole derivative and use of same as herbicide

Provided is a compound capable of effectively control worst weeds of higher leaf stages that present practical problems. A specific pyrazolylpyrazole derivative of formula (i) is disclosed that is able to solve the above-mentioned problems.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367334

Substituted pyrazolylpyrazole derivative and use of same as herbicide

Provided is a compound capable of effectively control worst weeds of higher leaf stages that present practical problems. A specific pyrazolylpyrazole derivative of formula. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367333

Five-membered c-n-attached aryl sulphide and aryl sulphoxide derivatives as pesticides

Which are suitable for controlling animal pests including arthropods and in particular insects and acarids and in which the structural elements have the meanings given in the description.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367332

Pesticidally active polycyclic derivatives with sulfur containing substituents

Compounds of formula (i), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts salts, stereoisomers, enantiomers, tautomers and n-oxides of those compounds, can be used as insecticides and can be prepared in a manner known per se.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367331

Preservative composition for wet wipes

A wiping composition and a wiping product containing the composition are disclosed. The wiping composition contains a combination of an antimicrobial agent with a preservative enhancing agent that not only provides antiseptic properties when applied to an adjacent surface, but also is well suited to preserving the substrate that is used to apply the composition. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367330

Method for stimulating induced insect resistance of rice

A method for stimulating an induced insect resistance of rice is provided, which is effective to rice planthoppers, including nilaparvata lugens, sogatella furcifera, and laodelphax striatellus. The present invention increases the resistance of the rice against rice planthoppers through p-fluorophenoxyacetic acid, thereby decreasing damages of the rice planthoppers to the rice. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367329

Amide derivative, pest control agent containing the amide derivative, and use of the amide derivative

In the following formula (1), a represents a carbon atom, a nitrogen atom, or the like, and k represents a non-metal atomic group necessary for forming a cyclic linking group derived from benzene or a heterocyclie. X represents a halogen atom or the like; n represents an integer of from 0 to 4. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367328

Photochemical cross-linkable polymers, methods of making photochemical cross-linkable polymers, methods of using photochemical cross-linkable polymers, and methods of making articles containing photochemical cross-linkable polymers

Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to structures having a polymer composition covalently bonded to the surface of the structure, methods of attaching the polymer to the surface of the structure, methods of decreasing the amount of microorganisms formed on a structure, materials, methods of attaching materials, and the like.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367327

Extended performance bird repellent exterior coating

The invention relates to the use of a persistent, weatherable blend of a bird repellent and a paint coating composition on exterior surfaces such as wood or building materials, to deter birds from damaging such wood or building material. The bird repellent blend has improved weatherability while retaining the effectiveness of the bird repellent.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367326

Multicomponent and multilayer compacted tablets

Horizontally layered tablets, methods of making the horizontally layered tablets, and tableting equipment capable of producing the horizontally layered tablets are described. The horizontally layered tablets can be produced by simultaneously feeding a segregated flow of different compositions that form the respective layers of the tablet.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367325

Nanoceria augmentation of plant photosynthesis under abiotic stress

A nanobionic approach for augmenting plant photoprotection and photosynthetic light energy conversion and carbon assimilation under abiotic (e.g., light) stress was used. Cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) improve arabidopsis maximum quantum yield of photosystem ii (10%) and carbon assimilation (19%) by protecting leaf mesophyll chloroplasts from damaging reactive oxygen species (ros). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367324

Compositions and methods for improving the quality of processed sperm

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for the handling of processed sperm populations including samples that are freshly collected, those transported as fresh samples, as well as samples that are frozen and thawed, those sorted into one or more subpopulations, and those that are otherwise processed or handled that impose trauma on the sperm cell. Such trauma can reduce the motility, fertility, viability and overall integrity of the sperm and reduce the sperm's ability to fertilize an egg, grow into a health embryo and produce a healthy offspring. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367323

Blood substitute composition and method of use

The present disclosure provides oxygen-carrying nanoparticles, methods of making the nanoparticles, and methods of using the nanoparticles to carry oxygen in blood.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367322

Reconstitution solution for spray-dried plasma

The present invention relates to a reconstitution solution for spray dried plasma having a non-anticoagulant compound that does not bind calcium. When the reconstitution solution of the present invention is mixed with spray dry plasma, the reconstituted plasma mediates platelet adhesion and aggregation about the same as or greater than the starting plasma prior to spray drying. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367321

Hunting decoy harness with wing accessories and method of use

A hunting decoy having two pairs of receiver slots for receiving a wire wing attachment which is flexible and moves gently when wind or air passes over a cloth clover of the wing attachment. A hook ring attached to the bottom of the wing allows a string to connect the wing to the ground or underneath of the body of the decoy to the other wing to provide a gentle bend to the wings and to prevent them from flying upwards.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367320

Hands free wildlife reed call and methods of use

An audible reed assembly and an elongated tube having a first tube end and a second tube end, the first tube end connected thereto the audible reed assembly, a diaphragm bag having an opening, wherein the bag is filled with a recoil stuffing fiber, the audible reed assembly is positioned therethrough the opening with the second tube end extended therefrom, and a tie to releasably seal the opening of the diaphragm bag thereto the first tube end or the audible reed assembly, and thus functions to functions to provide a hands free and moisture free call device, sound reproduction consistency, utilization of ambient temperature air to be propelled through the reed, enabling the hunter to keep focus on the landscape, maintain one's grip on the fire arm or other hunting weaponry making it easier to spot incoming animals and maintain hands on the weapon ready to get the shot off.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367319

Animal trap with simplified, high speed operation

A live animal trap with improvements to ease of use, reliability and cost is disclosed. A simple repeatable one-hand set action unlocks both a primary and a secondary lock and lifts a front entry door. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367318

Animal trap with simplified, high speed operation

A live animal trap with improvements to ease of use, reliability and cost is disclosed. A simple repeatable one-hand set action lifts a front entry door. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367317

Method and system to map biological pests in agricultural fields using remotely-sensed data for field scouting and targeted chemical application

A method for precisely applying chemicals targeted by digital maps developed from remotely sensed data, including: obtaining eos data through a growing season of a crop growing in a field; processing the eos data to reflectance values, removing error-inducing effects of atmospheric alteration from the processed eos data; calculating from the processed eos data a crop performance index that indicates one or more poor performing area of the field; generating one or more maps of the crop performance index to allow a user to determine whether each of the one or more poor performing areas of the field are due to biological pests instead of topographic or soil constraints in discrete locations of the field, guiding the user to the one or more poor performing areas of the field using the one or more maps to allow the user to scout the one or more poor performing areas of the field to confirm and identify the biological pests; and providing guidance for a chemical application at the one or more poor performing areas that were confirmed as having the biological pests. Other embodiments are provided.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367316

Extensible pesticide applicator

An extensible pesticide applicator is provided enabling application of both liquid and powdered insecticides to distal, out-of-reach areas. An extensible pole has a distal and a proximal end for manual wielding whereby a pair of nozzles is deployable proximal an out-of-reach habitat. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367315

Tri-directional break-away boom assembly

A break-away apparatus for a boom arm (11) is positioned at a joint between a main boom portion (14) and a boom tip (12) to allow the boom tip to assume a neutral position and forward, rearward, and upward positions. First and second plates (30, 28) are disposed at the joint and a hinge assembly (22) is positioned between the first and second plates (30, 28). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367314

Electronic insect-control system

One embodiment provides a system, including: a first end that screws into a light bulb socket; an internal light source; an electric insect control mechanism disposed around and proximate to the internal light source; and a visible light source disposed at an opposite end with respect to the first end. Other embodiments are described and claimed.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367313

Crawling insect trap

The present invention relates to an insect trap (1) including a hollow body (2) formed by two elements interlocking each other, the outer surface (3) of said hollow body (2) is pierced by a plurality of openings (4), each opening (4) extending into a tunnel (7) facing the inside of the hollow body (2), characterized in that removable tunnel elements (11) are inserted at the surface (3) of said hollow body (2) via the upper portion (13) of same, wherein said upper portion fits with the insert hole made directly in the hollow body (2). Said tunnel elements (11) comprises a lower portion that corresponds to the tunnel (7) and the inner diameter and the length of which can be adapted to the dimensions of the target insect in such a way that they force said insect located therein to move in one direction toward the inside of the hollow body (2) but do not allow said insect to turn around by pivoting on itself.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367311

Adjustable fishing equipment mount

The present invention relates to a pivotably adjustable fishing equipment mount, particularly embodied with a fishing rod holder that can be swivelled to different angles and fixed at variable positions as per the user requirement. It is attachable to the gunwale of a fishing boat, and capable of being adjusted to different angles. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367310

Fishing line reel with in-line payout control

A reel for fishing line or the like provides for extremely rapid payout by releasing the line to unwind by sliding rapidly around a guide surrounding the line spool and by rotation of the line spool itself. A handle extending rearwardly from the reel controls a line guide preventing sliding of the fishing line around the guide and providing controllable friction and locking of rotation of the line spool only when actuated by the user to permit retraction of the line or controlled tensioning of the line.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367309

Fishing rod assistance assembly

A fishing rod assistance assembly having a base assembly. A rod opening defined in the base for receiving a fishing rod and securing the invention to the rod. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367308

Non-human animals expressing ph-sensitive immunoglobulin sequences

Genetically modified non-human animals are provided that express an immunoglobulin variable domain that comprises at least one histidine, wherein the at least one histidine is encoded by a substitution of a non-histidine codon in the germline of the animal with a hisidine codon, or the insertion of a histidine codon in a germline immunoglobulin nucleic acid sequence. Immunoglobulin genes comprising histidines in one or more cdrs, in an n-terminal region, and/or in a loop 4 region are also provided. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367307

An edge finishing for a mesh

An edge finishing for a mesh formed by interlacing adjacent wire pickets, each picket formed in a zig-zag manner, the edge finishing comprising two interlinked loops where a first loop is formed from a first picket of the adjacent pickets and a second loop is formed from a second picket of the adjacent pickets, wherein the first loop and the second loop are interlocked together, via first and second loop-ends, at an intersection of the first picket and the second picket.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367306

Animal feeder with magnetic components

The invention provides, in one aspect, an animal feeder. The animal feeder includes a base and a sidewall extending upward from the base. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367305

System and device for monitoring the reproductive activity of animals

The invention relates to a system for monitoring the reproductive activity of animals where a male mounts a female in order to mate, this system can determine the following information each time a male mounts a female, namely: whether or not the male has ejaculated, the date and time of ejaculation, and the identification of the female mounted. The system comprises an electronic sensor device placed on male animals, a radio-frequency identification tag placed on female animals, a system for preventing multiple or erroneous readings, and an electronic hand-held device for collecting information and configuring devices. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367304

Animal behavior monitoring system

Provided is a system for observing and analyzing an animal behavior by utilizing a balance. The animal behavior observation system includes an animal container where an animal move around, a weight measuring apparatus that has a weight detecting unit for obtaining measurement data of the animal on the animal container, an analyzing device enabling calculation of a measurement value in accordance with the measurement data, a recording device that constantly stores the measurement value; and an output device that outputs the measurement value along a time axis.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367303

Shock-absorbing animal leash

Using various embodiments, methods and apparatuses for a shock-absorbing leash are described. In one embodiment, the shock-absorbing leash comprises a handle portion, a cord of predetermined length, a coiled spring coupled to the cord, a gripping sheath configured to cover at least a portion of the cord and/or provide support, by creating a tight/snug fit, to a coiled spring that is located underneath the cord, and a latch assembly coupled to the coiled spring. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367302

Animal control rod

An animal restraint apparatus for positioning an animal rearward of user during walks. The apparatus is a combination of a rigid rod and flexible lead-line. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367301

Animal training and control devices

An animal training and control device eliminates control and training forces from being applied to the animal's tracheal region. The device may form a loop or open area around the animal's tracheal region and have a shape that distributes control forces to strategic touch points, include lateral areas of the animal's neck, the chest area and an area under the chin of the animal stiffening elements may be provided in the neck engaging sections. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367300

Hands free pet walking device

A hands free device for walking a pet is provided. In one implementation, the hands free device comprises a restraining device for restraining a pet and a belt attached to the restraining device. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367299

Neuro-muscular rehabilitation device for quadrupeds and equines

A neuro-muscular rehabilitation device for quadruped animal, specifically canine and equine animal. Said device comprising elastic compression bands to be worn laterally around the length of the quadruped animal and around its midsection. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367298

Methods of using training aid delivery devices (tadd)

Training aid delivery devices (tadds) enabling the containment of training aid substances while allowing odor, in the form of volatile organic compounds (vocs), to emanate freely out of the device have been developed. The use of one or more tadd in canine training are described.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367297

Fingertip toothbrush for pet

The present invention relates to a fingertip toothbrush for a pet, and more particularly, to a fingertip toothbrush for a pet that is configured to allow bristles to vibrate and reciprocally slide up and down, so that toothbrushing can be carefully and precisely achieved, which is effective in improving the teeth health of the pet.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367296

Animal litter container enclosure system

An animal littler container enclosure system includes an access chute, a housing, and a drawer. The access chute has a first access, a second access, and an exterior surface, and is configured to be inserted through a wall between a first space and a second space such that the first access is located in the first space and the second access is located in the second space. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367295

Animal toilet

An animal toilet includes: a front-rear direction, a right-left direction, and a height direction; an upper container that is to be placed with excrement treating material on a bottom portion having a plurality of holes through which urine passes, the bottom portion being a part positioned lowest inside the upper container, in a state where an absorbent body has been placed in a tray, a central position of the bottom portion of the upper container being arranged nearer to a rear side than a central position of the absorbent body, in the front-rear direction; the tray that is to be placed with the absorbent body that absorbs urine that has passed through the holes; and a lower container put below the upper container, the lower container storing the tray.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367294

Toilet for animal

An animal toilet has a front-rear direction, a right-left direction and an up-down direction that intersect each other. The animal toilet is provided with an upper container that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes below, a lower container that is positioned below the upper container and has formed an insert hole on a front face, and a tray that is housed from the insert hole into the lower container in a manner being allowed to be pulled out forward, and made to receive and store the urine that falls through the holes of the upper container. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367293

High oleic seed oil trait in cotton varieties to elevate oleic acid content of cottonseed oil

An identified 90 bp sequence insertion in the gb0331 genome disrupts the coding sequence of the fad2-1d gene near the 3′ end of the protein coding region. This sequence is not found in reference genomes of other gossypium species. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367292

Canola variety pv 560 gm

Provided is a canola variety designated pv 560 gm and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety pv 560 gm with another canola plant. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367291

Canola variety 45m35

Provided is a canola variety designated 45m35 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 45m35 with another canola plant. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367290

Canola variety pv 581 gc

Provided is a canola variety designated pv 581 gc and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety pv 581 gc with another canola plant. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367289

Nwb-cms brassica oleracea having cytoplasmic male sterility and use thereof

Nwb-cms brassica oleracea has cytoplasmic male sterility. It relates to nwb-cms cabbage plant having cytoplasmic male sterility derived from nwb-cms cabbage line produced by fusion between protoplast of nwb-cms radish line plant derived from callus of nwb-cms radish line having cytoplasmic male sterility with inactivated nucleus and protoplast of male fertile cabbage plant with inactivated cytoplasm and a seed thereof, a plant of nwb-cms brassica oleracea line having cytoplasmic male sterility produced by breeding of a male fertile brassica oleracea as a subject for introduction with the nwb-cms cabbage plant as a breeding line and a seed thereof, a method for producing a hybrid seed of nwb-cms brassica oleracea line having cytoplasmic male sterility comprising breeding of a male fertile brassica oleracea as a subject for introduction with the nwb-cms cabbage plant as a breeding line, and a hybrid seed of nwb-cms brassica oleracea line produced by the method.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367288

Selection of mature fruit color in pepper plants

The invention provides methods and compositions for breeding pepper (capsicum sp. Such as capsicum annuum) lines, including isogenic and nearly isogenic lines, displaying one or more mature fruit color(s) of interest. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367287

Pepper hybrid svpb8193

The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid svpb8193 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid svpb8193 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367286

Tomato rootstock dr0147tx and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr0147tx and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr0147tx 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. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367285

Pepper hybrid sv0628pb

The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid sv0628pb and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid sv0628pb and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367284

Pepper hybrid svpb8415

The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid svpb8415 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid svpb8415 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367283

Personal celery

The present invention relates to a celery plant (apium graveolens l. Dulce) carrying a genetic trait that leads to a shorter petiole and a shorter total plant length at mature harvest stage as compared to a celery plant not carrying the said genetic trait, wherein said genetic trait is as present in the genome of plants grown from seed of which a representative sample was deposited with the ncimb under accession number ncimb 41902.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367282

Gypsophila paniculata plant comprising a flower producing color pigmentation

A gypsophila paniculata plant comprising an exogenous nucleic acid sequence encoding pap1 is provided. Alternatively or additionally there is provided a gypsophila paniculata plant comprising a flower producing a non-thermally induced red, pink, purple or green pigmentation or a combination of same.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367281

Gypsophila plants having elevated amount of beta-carotene and methods for obtaining the same

The present invention provides an altered gypsophila plant comprising a flower having an altered phenotype, wherein the flower having an altered phenotype comprises an elevated amount of beta-carotene, wherein the elevated amount of beta-carotene is at least twice the concentration of beta-carotene compared to the concentration of beta-carotene in a control gypsophila flower and to methods for selecting altered gypsophila plants.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367280

Use of argonaute endonucleases for eukaryotic genome engineering

The present invention relates to the use of argonaute systems in plants for genome engineering, and compositions used in such methods.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367279

Polynucleotides and kits associated with soybean iron deficiency tolerance and methods of detection and breeding

Molecular markers useful for identifying, selecting, and/or providing soybean plants displaying tolerance, improved tolerance, or susceptibility to iron deficiency, methods of their use, and compositions having one or more marker loci are provided. Methods comprise detecting at least one marker locus, detecting a haplotype, and/or detecting a marker profile. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367278

Methods for plant seed production

The invention provides methods for producing seeds in watermelon. In one embodiment methods are provided comprising grafting of a seed parent onto a stress tolerant rootstock, pollinating the seed parent with pollen from a pollen donor, and cultivating the seed parent until seed is formed. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367277

Plant watering and communication system

A method for watering plants using a self-contained high pressure distribution system with a water reservoir. A mini gear pump is used for pumping water to pressure compensated drip emitters at individual plants. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367276

System and method for image-based irrigation system management

A system and method for image-based irrigation system management. The method includes continuously obtaining sensor signals, wherein the sensor signals include at least one first image showing at least one crop; analyzing the obtained sensor signals, wherein the analysis includes performing machine vision on the at least one first image; determining, based on the analysis, at least one current crop identifier of the at least one crop; and determining, in real-time, a dispersal route for an irrigation system based on the at least one current crop identifier.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367275

Low-flow emitter

A low-flow emitter includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first thread portion, and a first passage defined in the first thread portion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367274

Light and heat management system for indoor horticulture

A system for heat and light management for indoor horticulture is described. More particularly, a system including light sources, a light distribution chamber, and circulating water is described.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367273

Devices and methods for illuminating plants

A plant illumination device may include an elongate body comprising: a light propagating section, a light quenching section coupled to a first end of the light propagating section, and, optionally, a light conducting apex coupled to a second end of the light propagating section. In some embodiments, the light conducting apex acquires light which propagates to the light propagating section. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367272

Flower delivery apparatus and method

An apparatus, method and system for use in the shipment, delivery, and display of flowers. The apparatus comprises a preferably translucent enclosure with a lid, housing a removable tray assembly. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367271

Hedgetrimmer with saw blade

A hedgetrimmer having a blade assembly that includes a sawblade for cutting through larger branches and other vegetative foliage. The blade assembly includes a reciprocating blade having an integrally formed sawblade portion that moves back and forth cutting motion. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367270

Sod handling apparatus

A method of stacking sod rolls can include the steps of: a) moving a head of a sod handling apparatus into a sod pickup location containing a plurality of sod rolls; b) picking-up a first sod roll with a first sod carrier, picking-up a second sod roll with a second sod carrier, and picking-up a third sod roll with a third sod carrier; c) moving the head to a sod drop-off location; d) releasing the first sod roll from the first sod carrier at the sod drop-off location; e) after releasing the first sod roll, moving the second sod carrier toward the first sod carrier and moving the third sod carrier toward the first sod carrier to reduce the spacing between the second and third rolls of sod; and f) depositing the second sod roll and third sod roll at the drop-off location.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367269

Fan in beater to avoid strawhood blockages

A residue handling system of an agricultural harvester includes a straw beater for receiving material other than grain from a threshing and separating system. A subsequent residue treatment device receives the material from the straw beater and breaks down larger parts of the material prior to discharge from the agricultural harvester. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367268

Baler with wear reducing controller

A baler having a compression system for forming a bale includes a plunger that reciprocates within a baling chamber between an extended position and a retracted position. The baler also includes a controller configured to detect and calculate the amount of work exerted by the plunger as it reciprocates within the baling chamber. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367267

Square baler providing side-to-side bale uniformity

A baling system for baling crop material includes a baling chamber. Moveable doors partly define the chamber and the shape of the bale. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367266

Harvester header support

A header support for supporting a header during road transport of an agricultural harvester. The header support has a header mounted to it in order to reduce a front axle load of the agricultural harvester. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367265

Walk power mower having forward and reverse traction drive

A walk power mower has a traction drive system that includes a front transmission powering a pair of front wheels and a rear transmission powering a pair of rear wheels. A first one of the transmissions provides forward motion of the mower when it is active and a second one of the transmissions provides rearward motion of the mower when it is active. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367264

Agricultural harvesting unit and method of harvesting using the unit

A harvesting unit with a combine, having a user cab. A harvesting apparatus, advanced by the combine, has a frame and a harvesting assembly on the frame configured to process severed crop over a width between spaced sides of the frame. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367263

Harvester

Systems and methods for separating harvested crop product from twigs, dirt, dust, and other debris. A disk to be used in a harvester includes a first segment and a second segment and is configured to cooperate with adjacent disks axially mounted on a common rotational shaft, and radially cooperate with disks mounted on a parallel rotational shaft. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367262

Corn header configured to reduce kernel losses

A corn harvesting header (24) includes a powered row unit (38) and a gathering hood (98). The row unit (38) defines a longitudinal crop row path that extends in a generally rearward crop travel direction and receives a corn row as the header (24) is advanced along the corn row. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367261

Rear grain cart handling assemblies for an articulated harvesting combine

A grain harvesting articulated combine of a forward crop processing power unit (ppu), a rear grain cart, and an articulation joint that connects the ppu with the rear grain cart and includes an auger assembly that moves clean grain from the ppu to the rear grain cart. Two pump circuits deliver power to a pair of hydrostatic motors located in the rear grain cart, one pump circuit hydrostatic motor driving the grain unloader assembly, the other pump circuit hydrostatic motor driving the ascending fill lift auger assembly, the drag auger assemblies, and the articular joint auger assembly. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367260

Cutting blade replacement jig and method

A cutting blade replacement jig for replacing a cutting blade of a utility unit, the cutting blade being attached to a peripheral edge part of a disk by a first fastening member and a second fastening member fastened to the first fastening member, the first fastening member passing through a disk through hole formed in the peripheral edge part and a cutting blade through hole formed in the cutting blade. The cutting blade replacement jig includes: a fastening member holder configured to hold the second fastening member; and a cutting blade holder configured to hold the cutting blade on the second fasting member held in the fastening member holder in a state where a center line of the cutting blade through hole and a center line of the second fasting member are aligned.. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367259

Walk power mower with transmission providing both forward and reverse propulsion

A walk power mower having a cutting deck supported upon the ground by a front and rear wheel(s). The mower includes a traction drive system incorporating a bidirectional transmission adapted to propel the mower alternatively in both forward and reverse directions. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367258

Walk power mower with biased handle

A walk power mower having a cutting deck supported upon the ground by front and rear wheels. The mower includes a biased handle that permits the handle to be pivotally displaced downwardly, against an upward bias force, during operation. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367257

High-efficiency cutting system

A high-efficiency cutting system for an autonomous mower provides a multiple blade tip cutting radius for a cleaner cut, and more complete mow. The system includes a spinning blade disk provided within a housing including a vertical standoff. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367256

Horizontal rotary mower

A lawnmower with a plurality of blade holding elements in a horizontally rotating blade assembly holds a plurality of blades in a blade channel. The blade assembly is covered by a blade assembly guard that is only open underneath at a point where blades in the blade assembly would cut grass during normal operation. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367255

Planter with seed delivery apparatus

An agricultural implement is provided that includes a number of row units. The row units include one or more seed meters for receiving, singulating, and dispensing seed to the ground such that preferred spacing of subsequent seed is attained. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367254

Seed variety changer for a planter

A planting system and method for planting multiple seed varieties is provided. The planting system includes a planter having a plurality of tanks and a plurality of row units. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367253

Sectional control system for delivery of agricultural product according to location

The present invention provides an agricultural delivery system which may selectively deliver agricultural product (e.g., seeds or fertilizer) along one or more paths to row units according to a real-time location determined for the delivery system. The delivery system may include: a rotating drum configured to separate individual product for depositing along paths to row units; a sectional control system which may include wheels or gates for selectively cutting off product in the paths; and a controller in communication with a positioning system and the sectional control system. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367252

Travel support system, travel support method, and work vehicle

A travel support system for a work vehicle including a vehicle body and a work device provided on the vehicle body includes a first calculator to calculate a vehicle body occupied area including the vehicle body in a plan view. A second calculator is to calculate a work device occupied area including the work device in the plan view. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367251

Down force control to allow for easier depth adjustment

A row unit, including a frame with an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion having a parallel linkage, the lower portion having a gauge wheel depth control linkage, the gauge wheel depth control linkage coupled to plural gauge wheels; a first device coupled to the upper portion and configured to provide an adjustable down force; and an electric actuator coupled to the gauge wheel depth control linkage, the electric actuator configured to provide adjustable positioning of the gauge wheels.. . ...

12/28/17 / #20170367250

Mounting structure for down-pressure system for opener assembly of agricultural implement

A down-pressure system for an agricultural implement has a linear actuator connected between a frame assembly and an opener assembly. A mounting structure for connecting the linear actuator to the opener assembly includes a bushing and an alignment member attached to the linear actuator. ...

12/28/17 / #20170367249

Turf treatment

A method for the treatment of turf (11) comprising grass (12) growing in a matrix (15, 16) comprising removing matrix (15, 16) including any thatch and other infestation by blading (18) moving through the matrix (15, 16) to a predetermined depth (d). The method may be used to treat turf (11) reinforced with artificial grass (13). ...

12/28/17 / #20170367248

Guide element and tool combination comprising a guide element

The invention relates to a guide element for an agricultural soil-cultivation machine comprising a connection region for arranging the guide element on a share tip, and comprising a first screw connection for attaching the guide element on a holder, in particular on a tine of the soil-cultivation machine. The guide element has varying thickness, at least in regions along the longitudinal extension thereof running from the connection region to a turned-away end region. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360228

Eating utensil and a method of making the same

According to the various features, characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides reusable grip enhancing tubular members for the arm area, in particular sports sleeves for the arm and forearm, and reusable grip enhancing tubular members for the hand, in particular sports finger cots for the hand, and the uses thereof, and methods thereof, intended to increase the performance in arm and/or hand task activities.. . The present invention relates to components of and methods of manufacture of environmentally-friendly, customizable consumer goods products. The invention disclosed herein relates to assembly features and methods involved with the manufacture of soft-good products as well as products incorporating soft-good materials with rigid structural materials to generate a product minimizing costly processes, chemicals, materials and/or shipping cost and the associated adverse environmental effects involved with production of consumer goods products using attachment features and interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An eating utensil includes a food-holding portion and a handle. The handle includes a connection portion connected to the food-holding portion, a gripping portion opposite to the connection portion and distal to the food-holding portion, an upper surface formed on the connection and gripping portions, a lower surface formed on the connection and gripping portions oppositely of the upper surface, a slot formed in the connection portion and extending through the upper and lower surfaces, and a punched-out tongue portion connected to the connection portion and curvedly and downwardly extending away from the slot. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360227

Beverage containers, heat transfer pad, and related system and methods

A beverage container includes a base, a stem, and a bowl. The base has a base lateral dimension parallel to the horizontal supporting plane. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360226

Cup collar

A cup collar for a cup or other beverage container to allow milk or cream, an additional flavoring, sugar or sweetener, or any other additive to be added to a beverage such as coffee or tea without having to pour out and waste the coffee or tea or other beverage to make room for the additive. The cup collar avoids wasting coffee or tea or other beverage and conserves water.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360225

Goods supporting device

A goods supporting device is disclosed. The goods supporting device includes a body having a plate shape, and a support frame configured to have a shape corresponding to the body and support the body to stand the body while the support frame is combined with the body. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360224

Thermoplastic polymer image display device

An image display device for displaying wall art, comprising: a transparent top layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer, wherein the transparent top layer comprises a first side and a second side, and wherein the top layer overlays a viewing side of at least one image.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360223

Construction plate and modular storage and display system assembled therefrom

The present invention is a construction plate and system made of a series of construction plates. The construction plate is a flat sheet of generally square or rectangular material having a length to width ratio of particular dimensions with at least one opening about its center having slots along the top and bottom edges for connecting the construction plates together. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360222

Expandable retail shelf tray

A product shipping and display tray made from a unitary blank is provided. The tray comprises one and preferably two expandable side panel assemblies to take up additional shelf space if desired. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360221

Display case door assembly with vacuum panel and lighting features

A display case door assembly for a temperature-controlled storage device includes a vacuum panel, a hinge rail, and a lighting element. The vacuum panel includes a first vacuum pane, a second vacuum pane, and an evacuated gap between the first and second vacuum panes. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360220

Modular wall assembly for a cosmetic fixture system

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a merchandise display system having a modular wall assembly configured to provide electrical power to one or more shelf assemblies. The wall assembly can include a vertically oriented back panel, a cross bar horizontally and detachably mounted to the back panel, a pair of vertical uprights and a top cap. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360219

Portable baby mat apparatus

A portable baby mat apparatus is disclosed where the apparatus has both cushioning features to lay an infant upon, as well as, safety features to keep the infant from rolling off of the mat. Embodiments include mats with collapsible sidewalls as well as embodiments that are assembled to be self supporting. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360218

Apparatus and method for a foldable child containment system

An apparatus and method for a foldable child containment system can include an infant or child's playard. The playard can include a top rail support assembly and a bottom rail support assembly defining the top and bottom of a playard enclosure. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360217

Upper body garment with infant pouch

An upper body garment for supporting an infant adjacent the chest and upper belly of a wearer that includes a tubular garment body made from a stretchable fabric and comprising a front panel and a back panel, one or more breast panels extending from a top portion of the back panel and over the shoulders of the wearer; and a pouch panel extending from a lower portion of the breast panels. The pouch panel is secured along a u-shaped seam to an inside surface of the front panel to form a pouch with a top opening proximate the lower portion of the breast panels. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360216

Wood gliding bassinet

A wood gliding bassinet to impart a gliding motion to soothe a child occupant includes a frame and an infant receiving receptacle. In example forms, the frame is wooden and includes four legs for supporting the frame on a support surface. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360215

Convertible high chair

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a convertible children's high chair. According to various embodiments, the convertible high chair generally comprises a first child seat supported above a floor by a high chair frame, and a second child seat configured for being removably coupled to first child seat. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360214

Multi-purpose towel including a mechanism for coupling to a seat

In certain embodiments, a multi-purpose towel may include a body portion including an absorbent material and a hood portion coupled to the body portion. The hood portion may define a channel. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360213

Multi-head spring coilers and methods of using same

An exemplary embodiment provides a method of manufacturing a string of pocketed spring coils comprising: simultaneously making at least two spring coils; simultaneously transporting the at least two spring coils to a compressor: simultaneously compressing the at least two spring coils; simultaneously inserting the at least two compressed spring coils between top and bottom plies of a piece of fabric; welding the top and bottom plies of the fabric along an edge of the folded fabric parallel to the longitudinal axis of the fabric and opposite the folded edge of the fabric; welding the top and bottom plies of the fabric along lines transverse to the longitudinal axis of the fabric between each of the compressed spring coils to create a plurality of pockets, each pocket encompassing a compressed spring coil; and expanding each of the compressed spring coils within each of the plurality of pockets.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360212

Mattress thermal management system

The disclosure generally relates to a mattress thermal management system, for example a mattress cooling and/or heating system and in particular incorporating an airflow spacer and/or a suction- and/or discharge-based cooling and/or heating system. Deck-mounted fans beneath a mattress operate in various embodiments to induce a uniform suction flow, a uniform discharge flow, and/or a combined suction/discharge (circulating) flow that enhances the cooling and/or heating rate of the mattress. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360211

System and method for securing an underpad on a mattress

An apparatus comprises a mattress. An underpad is positioned on the mattress such that a lower surface of the underpad is in contact with the mattress. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360210

Illuminated headboard

A headboard for use with a bed is described. The headboard includes a panel having a top edge, and a light fixture proximate to the top edge. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360209

Foldable electric bed

A foldable electric bed comprises a front frame, a rear frame and several pieces of bed boards. The front frame is provided with a front base which is fixedly provided with a front supporting part used for supporting the bed boards arranged at the front frame. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360208

Leg support assembly

A leg support assembly includes a lower frame including a pair of arms orientated parallel to each other. A pad is attached to the arms. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360207

Assemblable mattress support whose components fit inside the headboard

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

12/21/17 / #20170360206

Convertible inflatable device

A convertible inflatable device includes a first inflatable bed, a second inflatable bed, a front chamber, a left chamber, a right chamber, and a rear chamber. The first inflatable bed is surrounded by the front chamber, the left chamber, the right chamber, and the rear chamber. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360205

Footrest and method of making same

Systems of a footrest are described, along with a process for making the footrest. The footrest may include a base with at least four side walls connected by a bottom side. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360204

Adjustable spinal support apparatus, system, and device

An adjustable spinal support apparatus, system, and device is described. The adjustable spinal support allows for easy customization of a desired spinal contour. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360203

Head support device

Provided is a device for supporting a person's head in a horizontal position when the person is standing in an erect position, comprising: a) a support member configured to be positioned above the head and further configured to be attached to the person's body; b) a head rest attached to the support member, the head rest configured for a person to rest the person's forehead; wherein a person walks with the device attached and rests the forehead on the head rest.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360202

Adjustable furniture

The invention provides an article of adjustable furniture (10), preferably an adjustable chair or bed, comprising a floor standing base section (16), adjustable seat (18), backrest (20) and headrest (130) sections and actuator means (100) for moving the backrest and headrest sections. The seat section is movably mounted with respect to the base section. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360201

Seatback for an article of adjustable furniture

The invention concerns a seat back (10) for an article of adjustable furniture comprising: a frame (12), at least one movable support section (14, 80) mounted for angular adjustment with respect to the frame; cam means (64) associated with one of the frame and the movable support section, cam follower means (58) associated with the other of the frame and the movable support section; actuator means (38) for moving said cam means or cam follower means associated with the frame with respect to the frame; whereby movement of said actuator means effects relative movement of said cam means with respect to said cam follower means and said relative movement effects angular adjustment of said support section relative to the frame to alter the seat back configuration. The present invention contemplates embodiments where the support section(s) comprise(s) an adjustable head rest (14), an adjustable lumbar support (80) or both.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360200

Collapsible multi-position modular easel stand

A collapsible, two part easel for holding objects such as smartphones, cell phones, ipads, business cards, recipes, and calendars. The profile of the easel in the assembled position creates an angled support surface. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360199

Cabinet system with affixible facings

A cabinet system having worksite-affixable facings, including components for a cabinet frame. The cabinet frame including a left side panel, a right side panel, a bottom panel having, a front top panel, and optionally, a back panel. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360198

Rack system

A rack system includes a rack, a chassis, and a slide rail assembly. One lateral side of the chassis is provided with a fixing member. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360197

Gun cabinet

A storage system is provided. The storage system includes an enclosure forming an open side exposing a face of a drawer, the drawer in translatable engagement with an interior of the enclosure. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360196

Magnetic storage system

A magnetic storage system is disclosed. The magnetic storage system is generally comprised of a magnetic securing apparatus and magnetically attracted surface. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360195

Wine rack

A wine rack for mounting on a wall or other surface, the wine rack including at least a first and second pair of support members. In one embodiment, the first pair of support members may support at least a first and a second wine bottle in a substantially parallel relation to the wall, wherein the second bottle is positionable proximate the wall, and wherein the label of the first wine bottle is visible to a person standing in front of the wine rack.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360194

Rotatable and configurable storage tree

A storage tree, including a rotatable base, a center post attached to a center portion of the base, a plurality of outer posts attached to the base at outer portions of the base, and a plurality of panels disposed between each of the plurality of outer posts and the center post.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360193

Panels comprising a mechanical locking device and an assembled product comprising the panels

A set of panels includes a first panel having a first main plane and a second panel having a second main plane. The panels are provided with a mechanical locking device for locking a first edge of the first panel to a second edge of the second panel. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360192

Height adjustment mechanism and platform

An adjustable tray system is provided. The adjustable tray system may include a working table and a support member, where the support member may attach the working table with a supporting structure. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360191

Bottle cap stadium table

A bottle cap stadium/arena table related to the field of indoor/outdoor furniture. More specifically, a table that mimics a stadium/arena in which sports fans can customize using their own bottle caps. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360190

Height adjustable table

A height adjustable table includes a table and at least a baffle. The table includes a height adjustable tabletop capable of being lifted up and down in a predetermined direction. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360189

Height-adjustable table

In a table having a height-adjustable table top and supporting structures, the table top is secured on the supporting structures so that the supporting structures support the table top. The supporting structures are placeable on a floor. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360188

Multi-function dining table

A multi-function dining table. The dining table includes a tabletop supported by at least two pedestals, the tabletop being configured to be adjustable in a height direction relative to a floor such that the tabletop can be positioned at a sitting height, a counter height, and a standing height. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360187

Automated expandable table

An expandable table which allows a user to easily increase the tabletop surface remotely. The expandable table includes a plurality of primary leaves, a plurality of secondary leaves, a motorized actuation disk, and a guide disk. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360186

Oral care implement

An oral care implement that includes a conical tuft of bristles. In one embodiment, the invention is an oral care implement that includes a handle and a head coupled to the handle, the head having a front surface. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360185

Applicator device for applying flowable product across a complex surface

The present invention relates to an applicator device for a fluid or paste-like make-up and/or care product across a complex surface of the human body, having an elongated general outer shape axisymmetric about an xx axis; wherein the general outer shape thereof comprises a first rounded volume (1) connected to a second rounded volume (2) by an area (3) with a cross section smaller than the largest cross section of the first and the second volumes: where said device comprises at least one flexible longitudinal arch (10, 11) embedded in at least one point of a core (15) extending along the xx axis, where said at least one arch is suitable for defining with the core a product reservoir having a variable volume, resulting in the pumping of the product.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360184

Arm worn hydration device

A hydration device is provided that includes a sleeve that is worn securely on a limb, such as a forearm, of a user and contains a bladder for holding liquid such as water, sports drinks, etc. The bladder is removable and includes a refill port and a drinking valve. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360183

Water bottle 2.0

An improved container for storing liquids includes a main body. The main body includes a front surface, a rear surface, a left side surface, a right side surface, a top surface, a base surface, and plurality of cylindrical surfaces. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360182

Bag

Disclosed herein is a bag configured such that the length of a bag strap used to hold the bag on a user's body is easily adjustable and an adjusted region is not exposed to the outside, thus enabling a neat appearance to be reliably maintained and allowing the bag to be safely used. The bag includes a sack-shaped main body configured to receive objects and a bag strap normally connected to the main body and used to hold the bag on a user's shoulder, waist or the like. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360181

Facial skin indentation preventer

A facial skin indentation preventer has a central base core surrounded by an entrapment flap and a securing flap. The core and flaps have at least a single layer of soft moleskin, felt, or similar material forming an outer skin-contact layer that is non-adhesive. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360180

Hair styling towel system and method

A hair styling towel includes one or more slits or buttonhole-shaped openings through which a portion of the towel may be pulled to hold the towel in a desired draped or wrapped configuration about an individual.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360179

Applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care, product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows

An applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care, product to human keratin fibres, in eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a stem and, at the distal end, an applicator member having a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, wherein the stem has a rectilinear portion extending along a rectilinear longitudinal axis and curved portion extending along a curvilinear longitudinal axis, the distance between the longitudinal axis of the rectilinear portion of the stem and longitudinal axis of the stem curved portion, measured perpendicularly to the axis, increasing in the distal end direction of the stem, along at least a part of the length of the curved portion, and distance between the core longitudinal axis and longitudinal axis of the stem rectilinear portion, measured perpendicularly to the axis, decreasing by going away from the distal end of the stem, along at least a part of the length of the applicator member.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360178

System for dispensing at least one makeup product and method for dispensing and evaluating makeup

A system for dispensing at least one makeup product, including a cup and a dispenser for filling the cup from the bottom with at least one product, the cup being secured to the dispenser at least while it is being filled with said product. The method for dispensing and evaluating makeup, including the steps of: allowing a video link to be established, for example over the internet, from a camera at a first site to a second site, allowing the second site to operate either directly or indirectly a dispenser of such a dispensing system, present at the first site, this dispenser making it possible to vary the colour of mixture dispensed, and allowing a person present at the first site to apply the mixture dispensed and to send to the second site a corresponding image, so as to receive in return information relating to the result of the makeup.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360177

Unit for applying a cosmetic product

An outer surface (68) of the mass of cosmetic product includes at least one longitudinal bulge (70, 72) that extends in a continuous manner substantially over the entire second portion of the holder.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360176

Sealing structure of cream-type cosmetics container

A sealing structure of a cream-type cosmetics container is disclosed, the sealing structure having an elastic protrusion formed to be bent and brought into close contact with a mounting groove when a pressurizing part, provided at the inner upper side of a finishing cap, makes contact with the upper end surface of a pumping guide cap during a process of coupling the finishing cap to a container body, thereby performing an efficient sealing function as the volume of a space formed by the pumping guide cap and the finishing cap is being reduced and pressure therein is increasing, and preventing a first valve member from opening a contents discharge hole, and in addition, preventing the leakage of contents even if the internal pressure of the container body increases.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360175

Eyelash curler and method of using same

An eyelash curling device is adapted to curl a user's eyelashes and includes a first arm having a first end and a second end, a second arm having a first end and a second end, the second arm joined to the first arm, and an applicator including an upper shell that is attached to the first end of the first arm, and a lower shell that is attached to the first end of the second arm. A surface of the upper shell may have a concave shape that extends about 90 degrees or greater from one side to another side. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360174

Method and apparatus for manipulating the shape of hair

An apparatus manipulates the shape of hair using dielectric heating. Typically,the apparatus includes opposing first and second electrodes respectively provided on first and second arms that are movable towards and away from one another. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360173

Luggage for mechanical integration with a platform

Luggage that may be mechanically integrated with a platform, including a piece of luggage including a slit through which the piece of luggage is integrated with a platform for the piece of luggage, a handle fastened to the piece of luggage, for pushing or pulling the piece of luggage, luggage wheels fastened to a first outer surface of the piece of luggage, for rolling the piece of luggage, and a release mechanism extending from the luggage unit to the platform, through the slit, for unlocking the platform, wherein the platform locks and unlocks such that the platform is free to be raised and lowered when it is unlocked, and is not free to be raised and lowered when it is locked.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360172

Bag systems

The present invention provides a bag system with adjustable flexible straps. The bag system with adjustable flexible straps includes: a bag and one or more adjustable stretch strap systems. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360171

Magnetic fastener

An item may be provided with a body that forms an enclosure. The body (12) may have body portions (16, 18) that open and close along a seam (14). ...

12/21/17 / #20170360170

Foldable display device

A foldable display device includes a shell. The shell has an expanding state and a folding state. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360169

Key locator with remote tracking

A key locator with tracking capability. A bent rod-shaped first member has a bent first end portion and a second end portion. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360168

Bag and replaceable panel system

A bag and replaceable panel system is described. The bag and replaceable panel system provides a bag with a removable panel or lid that may be replaced with another removable panel. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360167

Co-molded ceramic and polymer structure

A method of manufacturing a co-molded housing component for an electronic device is disclosed. A component formed from a ceramic material is placed in a mold. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360166

Electronic device case

An electronic device case is provided. The electronic device case may be adapted to secure electronic devices in a compartment space defined by a plurality of walls. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360165

Rolling suitcase that converts to a luggage cart

A suitcase includes a kit to convert the suitcase to a luggage cart. A typical rolling suitcase additionally includes at least three sockets provided in spaced relation in the major bottom wall of the suitcase base and open to an outside of the suitcase, and at least three stem casters, each stem caster having a wheel rotatable in a housing and a stem attached to the housing, the stem being configured to be removably secured in one of the at least three sockets. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360163

Assembly screw for assembling two horology components

Assembly screw (1) for the pivoting attachment of at least two horology components in a position of assembly, the assembly screw (1) comprising at least one guide portion (3) allowing one of the horology components to pivot, and at least one threaded portion (4) allowing it to be fixed to another horology component, wherein this screw comprises a shoulder (5) intended to come into abutment against this other horology component and a zone (10) of lower mechanical rigidity to reduce the contact pressure applied at the shoulder (5) of the assembly screw when the horology components are in the position of assembly.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360162

Belt and wearable device

A belt of the present invention includes a belt main body (10) that extends in the form of a long. Narrow band. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360161

Bracelet with integrated knife

A bracelet or flexible band comprised of a flexible member that on one end is interconnected to a knife and on another end, is connected to a sheath that selectively receives the knife in the locking fashion. When needed, the knife is rotated within the sheath to facilitate release thereof from a lock that is integral with the sheath. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360160

Slider cover of slide fastener and slider set

There is provided a slider cover of a slide fastener. An upper mounting plate includes: an upper plate to be arranged above an upper blade of a slider and formed with a through-hole penetrating therethrough; and an upper wall protruding downward from the upper plate. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360159

Quick-release buckle with fire starter and methods of use

A quick-release buckle has a male member and a female member configured to interlock, the female member having a body with a recessed receiving portion and one or more lips overhanging a portion of the recessed receiving portion; the male member having a keyed portion shaped complementary to the recessed receiving portion of the female member; wherein the keyed portion of the male member is receivable within the recessed receiving portion to interlock.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360158

Multi-purpose belt buckle system and method

A belt buckle adapted for securing a plurality of tools. The multi-purpose belt buckle system includes a first component for screwing a screw and a second component for holding the first component. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360157

Energy efficient infrared oven with air circulation

An oven may facilitate heating, curing, and/or drying processes for manufactured items, such as shoe parts, using multiple groups of infrared sources. Efficiencies of the oven are achieved through a deliberate airflow characteristic, which is accomplished with a configuration of apertures extending through a circulation plate. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360156

Uv curable lattice microstructure for footwear

An upper for a sports shoe may include a component such as a vamp or a rear portion. The shoe component may include a uv curable microlattice structure with a plurality of regions such that each region has a different density. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360155

Article of footwear having a bladder

An upper comprising a flexible layer configured to receive a foot, a bladder coupled to an outer surface of the flexible layer, and an inflation mechanism operatively coupled to the bladder for inflating the bladder such that the flexible layer is drawn toward the foot. The bladder extends from a lateral side in a heel region across a throat region to a medial side in the heel region. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360154

High-heel shoes

The present invention is intended for use in the high/superhigh-heel shoes. The support surface (6) of the suggested high-heel shoe comprises a practically horizontal portion (7), the distance of which to the lowest point of the support surface is at least 5 mm. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360153

Variable-denisty soles for articles of footwear

Variable-density soles for articles of footwear and methods for constructing said soles are provided herein. In one embodiment, a variable-density sole for a footwear article comprises a first layer comprising a first density coupled to a bottom surface of an upper of the article of footwear; and a second layer comprising a second density greater than the density of the first layer, wherein the first layer is physically coupled to the second layer forming an interface between the layers. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360152

Article of footwear

A method of making a sole for an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes steps of attaching a double sided acrylic adhesive film to a composite plate. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360151

Rapid-entry shoe

A rapid-entry shoe allows the shoe to be rapidly entered and readied for wearing by the user. The shoe may be any of a wide variety of shoe types, including shoes of a wide variety of styles and functions. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360150

Static dissipating and conductive footwear

A static dissipating or conductive article of footwear with an electrical flow path in the upper. The upper includes at least one conductive element extending along at least a portion of the inside of the upper in a position where it will directly contact the wearer's foot. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360149

Protective articles having a plurality of core members

A protective guard for reducing injury to a shin of a person includes a conformable substrate and a plurality of core members disposed adjacent to a surface of the conformable substrate. The plurality of core members are arranged such that a first of the core members is rotationally movable about at least one axis relative to a second of the core members. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360148

Methods of making an orthotic footbed assembly

In at least some embodiments, an orthotic footbed assembly includes a three-dimensional footbed that closely approximates a size and configuration of a particular foot and at least one orthotic feature additively coupled to the three-dimensional footbed. In at least some other embodiments, a method of making the orthotic footbed assembly includes direct printing of orthotic features onto a 3-d footbed. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360147

High heel shoe

A high heel shoe has an insole, an outsole, and a shank embedded between the insole and outsole, the shank comprising a heel portion with a depression to accommodate a user's heel, and a lateral ridge element in front of the heel portion that exerts pressure against the forward movement of a user's heel when worn. The shank further comprises a front portion sloping downward from the lateral ridge along the arch of the insole, which optionally is padded.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360146

Soft shell boots and waterproof/breathable moisture transfer composites and liner for in-line skates, ice-skates, hockey skates, snowboard boots, aplpine boots, hiking boots and the like

The soft boot and liner include a moisture transfer system that includes an inner fabric layer carefully selected from technically advanced fabrics. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, spacer fabrics and breathable membranes, in various orders. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360145

Disposable, low friction, breathable bootie for ski boot

A disposable, low friction, breathable bootie is provided that accommodates the shape and size of a human foot. The bootie is made from a thin, flexible polymer sheet-like material in a generally tubular form. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360144

Shoe

A shoe that grows comprises a sole having a toe, medial side, lateral side, and heel. The toe of the sole extends outwardly to form a toe cap. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360143

Rapid-entry footwear with rebounding fit system

A rapid-entry and rebounding fit shoe having one or both of a rapid-entry heel element and a rapid-entry tongue element and both snap back for fit. The rapid-entry shoe directs a user's foot into or otherwise accommodates a user's foot with respect to, a shoe opening, and thereafter secures a rear portion of rapid-entry shoe about a user's heel as well as forefoot.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360142

Sandal with self-anchoring sole structure

The self-anchoring sole structure of the present invention offers the consumer the ability to construct a variety of style, color, material, and design options by means of a customizable sandal system, comprising a sole having a top surface, a bottom surface, a toe portion and a heel portion, a channel around an exterior perimeter of the sole, and a plurality of bridges spaced around the exterior perimeter of the sole which extend across the channel, wherein the channel and the plurality of bridges are dimensioned to allow a length of material to be passed through.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360141

Topless shoe

A shoe includes a concave body defining sidewalls and a sole of the shoe, and including a first layer received within a second layer. The first layer includes a portion of the sole and upwardly-projecting tabs constituting an inner circumferential wall defining an opening disposed entirely above the sole. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360140

Shoe, in particular a sports shoe

A shoe having an upper and a sole connected to the upper. The upper has, at least in part, a knitted material forming its outer surface. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360139

Helmet and method for manufacturing thereof

A helmet comprising a first protective layer, the first protective layer comprising at least one accessory mount portion for receiving an accessory mount or an accessory, the at least one accessory mount portion being arranged integrally as a part of the first protective layer and configured to disintegrate from the rest of the first protective layer in response to a mechanical impact to the at least one accessory mount portion for preventing the accessory mount portion and/or the accessory from penetrating through the helmet.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360138

Shower cap with wide band

A bathing cap/shower cap with a wide band that helps prevent shift and elastic creases in the forehead, and that, without tucking, lifts the hair up and above the hairline and completely off of the face and neck and toward the top of the head where it is protected by a sturdy waterproof material sealed with a “snap, cuff, and fasten” system that includes magnetic snaps and hook and loop fastening tape.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360137

Cap with tiltable visor

Disclosed is a cap with a tiltable visor, wherein a transparent visor (31) provided on the cap to block ultraviolet rays is tiltable in multiple stages, and an auxiliary visor (12) is provided to prevent excessive downward tilting of the visor, so that that the transparent visor (31) can be tiltably fixed without excessive tilting, and thus a wearer can easily and efficiently tilt the visor of the cap and may feel comfort even when wearing the cap for a long time.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360136

Eyelash extensions support device

An eyelash extensions support device for supporting a pair of eyelash extensions strips, each of the eyelash extensions strips including a plurality of eyelash extensions provided in a side-by-side relationship relative to each other on a backing strip support, each of the eyelash extensions being individually removable from the backing strip support for securing the eyelash extension to a respective eyelash of a person having left and right cheeks and a nose therebetween, the eyelash extensions support device comprising: a right side support element; abuttable against the right cheek and a left side support element abuttable against the left cheek; the right and left side support elements each defining a strip supporting portion for supporting a respective backing strip support.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360135

Knot-free multi-layered eyelash and method for creating the same

The present disclosure is directed to a method for creating a knot-free multi-layered eyelash. In one embodiment, the method includes coupling a first false eyelash having a first row of knots on top of a second false eyelash having a second row of knots via an adhesive applied to the first row of knots and the second row of knots, securing the first false eyelash and the second false eyelash that are coupled together via the adhesive between a first band and a second band located adjacent to the adhesive, coating the first false eyelash and the second false eyelash with a liquid adhesive along the first band and the second band and cutting away the adhesive to create the knot-free multi-layered eyelash.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360134

Hair extensions

The invention relates to a hair extension. In a preferred embodiment, the hair extension comprises strands that are attached together in such a way as to provide a substantially flat configuration, such that opposed sides are defined. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360133

Changeable wig and method for transforming wig

Provided are a changeable wig in which textures thereof are transformed by performing a heat treatment of a using wig and a method for transforming a wig.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360132

Apparel

A garment may include a waist portion having a fabric portion; a circumferential tightening device configured to tighten the waist portion, the circumferential tightening device including a first reversible tab and a second reversible tab spaced from each other along a circumferential direction, each tab attached to surface of the fabric portion at a proximal end of the reversible tab; each of the fabric portions having a fabric aperture formed therein and configured to allow the distal end of the corresponding tab to be inserted into the corresponding fabric apertures.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360131

Interlocking panel garment and methods of producing the same

A garment including a plurality of panel units each panel unit having at least one hole positioned near the periphery of each panel unit, a connection unit that engages a hole on a first panel unit and a second connection unit that engages a hole on a second engagement unit where the distance between adjacent panel units is determined based on the distance of each hole from the each of each panel unit and a diameter of each connection unit.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360130

Liquid carrying apparatus

An apparatus for carrying liquid includes a liquid container and an article of apparel. The liquid container includes a body, which is configured to removably receive the liquid, and a cap, which is configured to selectively seal the body. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360129

Dynamic pullover top

A pullover-style shirt, the shirt comprising an exterior layer of fabric, an interior layer of fabric, an aperture in the exterior layer, securing means that serve to close the aperture when the aperture is not actively manipulated by a user, but that allow the easy opening of the aperture to display the interior layer when the aperture is actively manipulated by a user. The inventor contemplates that the interior layer should bear a graphic display that is exposed when the aperture is opened. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360128

Piece of sports and leisure clothing having a geometric pattern thereon

The present invention relates: to a piece of sports and leisure clothing, having a geometric pattern thereon, wherein the geometric pattern comprises at least one base item having a base boundary that forms the contour of the base item, a surrounding area that encompasses the base item, wherein the surrounding area is divided into a plurality of subareas, and a plurality of images, wherein within each subarea of the plurality of subareas at least one image of the plurality of images is disposed, such that the base boundary is visually defined by the plurality of images. The present invention further relates to a piece of sports and leisure clothing, having a geometric pattern thereon, wherein the geometric pattern comprises a base item having a base boundary, an area, wherein the area is encompassed by the base boundary, and wherein the area is divided into a plurality of subareas, a plurality of images, wherein within each subarea of the plurality of subareas one image of the plurality of images is disposed, such that the base boundary is visually defined by the plurality of images.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360127

Knitted glove and method for producing knitted fabric contained in knitted glove

A knitted glove includes a knitted fabric including, multiple stages of a first course each of which has a plurality of first loops and a first cross element to connect the first loops to each other and in which the plurality of first loops are aligned in the course direction; and multiple stages of a second course each of which has a plurality of second loops and in which the plurality of second loops are aligned in the course direction, the first knitting yarn constituting the first course has an elongation rate of 12.5% or more, a second knitting yarn includes a yarn containing a cut resistant fiber, between at least one set of two adjacent first loops in one stage of the first course, a loop in another stage of the courses is arranged, and the first cross element is knitted so as to cross over the loop.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360126

Convertible apparel

A multipurpose customizable garment designed to be transformed from the form of arm-wear into other types of garments. Specifically, the multipurpose customizable garment can be converted from a top to bustier, dress by selective use of detachable sleeves and selective use of a plurality of fasteners enabling the wearer to vary the size and appearance of the garment.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360125

Gauze mask with folding lines capable of enabling the gauze mask to be folded into a flat package or unfolded into a three dimensional configuration

A gauze mask with folding lines capable of enabling the gauze mask to be folded into a flat package or unfolded into a three dimensional configuration, includes two folding portions connected to a main covering portion and two main pieces. Each of the two folding portions includes at least three folding pieces, when in use, the folding pieces will be stretched out and prop up one another, which provides a better support and enables to the gauze mask to be unfolded into a three dimensional structure. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360124

Protective equipment

The present application provides a protective apparatus that includes a left and a right generally arched shaped portion with a padding system that provides a channel that accommodates the user's shoulder. The foam padding system includes a shoulder pad removably attached to at least one of the generally arched shaped portions, and a pair of body pads removably attached at their top ends to the shoulder pad and at a bottom to respective bottom ends of the generally arched shape portions.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360123

Protective garments with adjustable closure systems

Disclosed herein are adjustable closure system comprises a first flap configured to extend inwardly from a first side of a wearer, a second flap configured to extend inwardly from a second side of the wearer, and an adjustable suspension strap. The first flap may comprise a plurality of first fasteners. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360122

Selectively stiffenable assemblies, protective garments for protecting an individual, and systems and methods of using the same

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to selectively stiffenable assemblies, protective garments and systems that include such selectively stiffenable assemblies for protecting one or more body portions of an individual wearing the protective garment.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360121

Protective gear

Protective gear for a user having an inner panel and an outer panel that is configured so the user can use: only the outer panel; only the inner panel; or both panels together. This allows the user to launder, change and/or replace either panel, without sacrificing the utility of the other panel. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360119

Outdoor activity suit

An outdoor activity suit includes a body having a front portion, a back portion, opposed sides where the front portion connects to the back portion, a neck receiving portion, an arms receiving portion and a legs receiving portion. The front portion, the neck receiving portion and the legs receiving portion of the body form a first component of the body. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360118

Brassiere and front panel for brassiere

A brassiere includes bra cups holding a wearer's breasts. A shaping foam layer is sandwiched between outer and inner layers of each bra cup and extends from a lower to an upper edge of each cup. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360117

Multi-layer garment and methods of manufacturing the same

Multi-layered garments and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. Such multi-layered garments comprise at least an outer layer that forms a front portion and a back portion and defines an interior, and at least one inner layer positioned within the interior defined by the outer layer. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360116

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: a refillable pv that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is configured to automatically fully re-fill the pv with e-liquid and fully charge the pv so that the pv is in a fully re-filled and re-charged state when it is removed from the case.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360115

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir, and in which the case displays a visual indication of e-liquid volume remaining in the reservoir.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360114

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is lockable to prevent use by unauthorized persons, including under-age persons.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360113

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is configured to implement a nicotine reduction or cessation program.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360112

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which there is a return path back to reservoir that takes excess liquid from the pv back into the reservoir.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360111

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: a refillable pv that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the refillable pv is approximately the same size as a cigarette and it includes no ‘on’ control button.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360110

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the pv is configured when filled to enable vaping equivalent to 1 cigarette.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360109

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360108

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; in which the e-liquid capacity of the user replaceable reservoir is at least three times greater than the e-liquid capacity of the chamber in the pv.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360107

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir includes an overflow channel that enables excess e-liquid that is pumped up from the reservoir but is not stored in the pv to be captured and returned to the reservoir.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360106

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir includes a unique identification chip.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360105

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette pv in which the case includes an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the pv; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the pv, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360104

Electronic cigarette and temperature control method thereof

An electronic cigarette and temperature control method thereof are provided. The temperature control method of the electronic cigarette includes: identifying type of tobacco liquid in the electronic cigarette; acquiring preset temperature information corresponding to the type of the tobacco liquid; and controlling the electronic cigarette to work according to the acquired preset temperature information. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360103

Control method and aerosol generating device using same

The present disclosure relates to a control method of an aerosol generating device. The control method includes the following steps. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360102

Aerosol generating device

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol generating device for heating solid tobacco substance. The aerosol generating device includes a housing having a first air inlet, a power supply, a cup body arranged in the housing, a coil module, and a heating element. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360101

Coil-less atomizer

A coil-less atomizer comprising a cylindrical body having a hollow interior; a ceramic donut shaped heating element positioned in the hollow interior; a connection means connected to a bottom portion of the cylindrical body, wherein the connection means is configured to connect with a vaporizer and a battery to heat the ceramic donut shaped heating element to a predetermined temperature; and a removable cylindrical cup positioned on the ceramic donut shaped heating element, wherein the cylindrical cup is configured to accept an amount of matter which is heating during operation via thermal conduction from the ceramic donut shaped heating element such that the amount of matter is vaporized and may be inhaled by a user via the vaporizer.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360100

Heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is provided in or on the glass substrate.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360099

Vaporiser assembly for an aerosol-generating system

A vaporizer assembly includes a tube having a first end with an inlet opening and a second end with an outlet opening. The vaporizer assembly also includes a heater element configured to vaporize liquid aerosol-forming substrate. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360098

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and e-vapor apparatus including the same

An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360097

Electronic cigarette control method and electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette control method and an electronic cigarette. The method comprises: s1, reading the available smoking time when an atomization circuit of the electronic cigarette is in a turn-off state and the electronic cigarette detects a user's smoking action; s2, determining whether or not the available smoking time is equal to or less than the first preset value to obtain a first determination result; s3, when the first determination result is yes, outputting a prompt message to remind the user that e-liquid is almost to be exhausted, and outputting the available smoking time and/or available smoking times of the electronic cigarette; s4, determining whether the available smoking time is greater than the second preset value to obtain a second determination result; s5, controlling the atomization circuit to stay in the turn-off state when the second determination result is no.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360096

Continuous mode heater assembly for aerosol-generating system

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including a heater element; a reservoir including aerosol-generating liquid; and a condenser configured to condense excess vapors generated in the heater assembly, such that condensate is at least partially conveyed back into the reservoir. A method of manufacturing a heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system is also provided.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360095

Aerosol-generating system comprising moveable cartridge

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including a housing including an air inlet and an air outlet defining an air flow path therebetween; a heater element; and a cartridge moveably mounted in the housing and reversibly displaceable from a first position to a second position, the cartridge including a moveable plunger, a liquid storage portion configured to hold an aerosol-generating liquid, and an opening configured to deliver the aerosol-generating liquid, wherein the cartridge is further configured to activate release of a portion of the aerosol-generating liquid through the opening, when the cartridge is moved by an airstream created between the air inlet and the air outlet within the housing.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360094

Method of controlling aerosol production to control aerosol properties

There is provided a method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating device including a heater including at least one heating element, an aerosol-forming substrate disposed and configured to be heated by the heating element, and a power source configured to provide power to the heating element; the method including providing a period of gas flow over the substrate, the gas flow rate varying during the period, providing power to the heating element such that the substrate is heated and volatile components of the substrate are entrained in the gas flow, thereby forming an entrained gas flow, and allowing the entrained gas flow to cool such that the volatile components condense and form an aerosol, wherein the power provided to the heating element during the period is controlled such that one or more physical and/or chemical characteristics of the aerosol are maintained at a substantially constant value during the period.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360093

Aerosol-generating system using the venturi effect to deliver substrate to a heating element

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including an air inlet and an air outlet; a liquid storage portion having a liquid outlet and being configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an air flow passage from the air inlet to the air outlet past the liquid outlet, wherein the air flow passage is shaped such that there is a pressure drop within the air flow passage at the liquid outlet when air flows from the air inlet to the air outlet through the air flow passage; and a heating element disposed within the air flow passage between the liquid outlet and the air outlet. There is also provide a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system and a method of generating aerosol from a liquid aerosol-forming substrate.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360092

Electronic nicotine delivery system

A system to generate a vapor from a liquid includes an electric heater and an elongate wick. The electric heater defines an interior void having an inner surface and a plurality of apertures, and it is formed of an electrically resistive material contained within a heat diffusing material. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360091

Aerosol delivery device including an electrical generator assembly

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include an atomizer, a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition and an electrical circuit coupled to the atomizer. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360090

Smart phone e-cigarette

Methods and apparatus for vaporizing a substance for inhalation by a user. A disposable e-cigarette cartridge retains the substance, in either liquid or solid form, and includes a vaporizer. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360089

Method and system for drug delivery

There is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a device and a method for controlled extraction of at least one active substance from at least one type of plant matter by application of heat, the device comprising: a heating element adapted to apply heat to an area of the plant matter to extract the substance; and a mechanism adapted for moving the plant matter relative to the heating element. Optionally, the active substance is a restricted substance. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360088

Tobacco sachet for use in a tobacco vaporizer

A sachet of aerosol-forming substrate for electrically heated aerosol-generating device is provided, including a porous container; and an aerosol-forming substrate within the container, the substrate having a porosity of between about 0.2 and about 0.35, the porosity being the volume fraction of void space within the container. An electrically heated aerosol-generating system is also provided, including a sachet of aerosol-forming substrate; and an aerosol-generating device, the device including an outer housing having a cavity configured to receive the sachet, and an electrical heater including at least one heating element configured to heat the sachet in the cavity to generate an aerosol from the aerosol-forming substrate for inhalation by a user.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360087

Hydrophobic filter

A smoking article includes a smokable material and a filter comprising filtration material that is downstream of the smokable material. The filtration material comprises a sheet of hydrophobic cellulosic material with hydrophobic groups covalently bonded to the cellulosic material.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360086

A smoking article, a smoking article filter section and a method of manufacturing a smoking article

A smoking article and a method of manufacturing a smoking article a smoking article has a filter section for receiving smoke and/or other aerosol generated by said smoking article, a variable ventilation arrangement configured to provide a user controllable level of ventilation into the filter section and a flavour source configured to release flavour to said smoke and/or other aerosol generated by said smoking article at a location in said smoke and/or other aerosol downstream of said ventilation arrangement.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360085

Filter components, filters, smoking articles, and related methods, all for the controlled delivery of aerosols

A filter for a smoking article comprises a mouth end filter segment and a rod end filter segment. The rod end filter segment has a passage extending longitudinally therethrough. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360084

A smoking article, a filter and a method of manufacturing a smoking article

A smoking article includes a filter arrangement comprising a first filter section and a second filter section, the second filter section being located downstream of the first filter section, and a ventilation arrangement configured to provide a user controllable level of ventilation into the first filter section. A resistance to gaseous flow through the length of the second filter section is lower than a resistance to gaseous flow through the length of the first filter section, and the resistance to gaseous flow through the length of the filter arrangement remains substantially constant as the level of ventilation is varied.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360083

Apparatus for manufacturing multi-segment rods in tobacco industry products and conveying unit for transferring rod-like elements train

The object of the application is an apparatus for the manufacturing of multi-segment rods, comprising a feeder (2) delivering rod-like elements (s1, s2) in the form of a rod-like elements train (st1); a wrapping device (6) situated downstream of the feeder (2) in the direction of movement of the elements train (st1), for wrapping the rod-like elements train (st1) into the wrapping material (7) thereby forming a continuous rod (cr); a conveying unit (1) disposed between the feeder (2) and the wrapping device (6) for the formation of the train (st2) of axially positioned rod-like elements (s1, s2) and for transferring rod-like elements (s1, s2) by means of a number of conveying wheels (9, 10, 11) to the wrapping device (6), whereas the rod-like elements are moved along guides (20, 21, 22); as well as cutting means (8) used for cutting the continuous rod (cr) into rods (r), each containing a set of rod-like elements (s1, s2), wherein at least the last of the wheels (11) in the unit (1) conveying the rod-like elements (s1, s2) to the wrapping device (6) is a wheel whose circumferential surface (11a) has no lugs.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360082

Hydrophobic rolling papers

A rolling paper includes a hydrophobic substrate region comprising hydrophobic groups covalently bonded to the rolling paper, and a moisture-activated adhesive adjacent to the hydrophobic substrate region and longitudinal edge of the rolling paper.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360081

Method of making a tobacco product

A tobacco product is formed by rolling a sheet of material supplied by a roll or rolls (e.g. Moistened tobacco leaves) and/or homogenized sheet tobacco about a slit mandrel to form a shaped tube. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360080

Suction belt

The invention relates to a suction belt (1) for transporting tobacco and/or filter material during the production of cigarettes, comprising a flat belt material (7), which is shaped to form a ring, and a plurality of openings (11) which are distributed over the surface of the belt material (7). At least 75% of all the openings (11) have a clear width of 0.3 mm or less.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360079

Smoking article with manually releasable odorant

A smoking article has an outer surface and a plurality of frangible microcapsules provided on the outer surface, wherein the microcapsules are capable of being manually ruptured by a consumer to release an odorant encapsulated therein. The smoking article preferably comprises a wrapped tobacco rod; and a filter attached to the wrapped tobacco rod by tipping paper, a mouth end portion of which is “over tipped” with a band or strip of “peel and sniff” microcapsules and/or a band or strip of “scratch and sniff” microcapsules.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360078

Breakable capsules and methods of forming thereof

A breakable capsule such as a seamless breakable capsule useful in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco product includes an outer shell formed of a cross-linked agar matrix including at least one filler, and an inner core surrounded by the outer shell which comprises a liquid or gel based composition of a flavorant and/or non-flavorant. The cross-linked agar matrix is reinforced with carboxymethyl cellulose that is dispersed throughout the agar matrix so as to fill empty spaces in the agar matrix and inhibit the composition from passing through the empty spaces of the agar matrix.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360077

Ultrasonic rotary molding

The present disclosure describes an ultrasonic rotary molding system that is used to form edible compositions or food products as they move along a conveyor belt. The food products are formed by an ultrasonic rotary wheel that includes one or more cutting tools that cut, and perhaps three dimensionally mold, food product strips. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360076

Infant nutrition with hydrolysed protein, ionic calcium and palmitic acid

The present invention relates to a composition for use in formulae for infants or young children comprising partially hydrolysed protein, ionic calcium and an oil mix comprising palmitic acid esterified to triacylglycerols wherein the palmitic acids esterified in the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols in an amount of at least 20% by weight of total palmitic acid. Furthermore, the invention relates to an infant formula comprising said composition and the use of said composition or infant formula.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360075

Medical food for the treatment of malaria and/or iron deficiency

The present invention encompasses compositions and methods for treating or preventing malaria, compositions and methods for treating or preventing iron deficiency, and compositions and methods for simultaneously treating or preventing malaria and iron deficiency.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360074

Consumable electrolyte compositions and methods of use thereof

The present disclosure relates generally to consumable electrolyte compositions, and more specifically to such compositions that contain high concentrations of potassium for alleviation of muscle cramping.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360073

Optimized nutrient fatty acid composition

An optimized nutrient fatty acid composition capable of using as food, skin care, hair care and media for delivery of drugs and nutrients through mucous membrane, skin and parenterally for humans, pets and farm animals, with a ratio of omega 6 fatty acid to omega 3 fatty acids ranging from 1:1 to 1:1.25 stabilized with vitamin e 0.8-4 mg/ml. More specifically a stable fatty acid composition with 50-70% of the total fatty acids as essential and, or semi essential fatty acid of which 25-35% omega 3 fatty acids, 25-35% as omega 6 fatty acids and 20-30% as monounsaturated fatty acids is capable of optimization of bodily functions, maintenance of health, prevention of diseases, promotion of healing, delay aging, and treatment of diseases caused by imbalance in omega 3 and 6 fatty acid ratio in diet and nutritional support for pregnant and lactating women, growing children, senior citizens, sports persons, obese and over weight on calorie restricted diet.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360072

Process for increasing the stability of a composition comprising polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids

A process for increasing the stability of a composition containing a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid against oxidation proceeds by (i) providing a starting composition containing at least one polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid component; (ii) providing a lysine composition; (iii) admixing an aqueous, an aqueous-alcoholic or an alcoholic solution of starting composition and lysine composition, and subjecting resulting admixture to spray drying conditions subsequently, thus forming a solid product composition containing at least one salt of a cation derived from lysine with an anion derived from a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid; the product composition exhibiting a solvent content sc selected from the following: sc<5 wt %, sc<3 wt %, sc<1 wt %, or sc<0.5 wt %.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360071

Premium formulated egg product

The present invention relates to the formulation and process for preparation of a fried egg product that may be frozen for future heating in a microwave or other oven or griddle, for consumption by an individual. Various ingredients are added and mixed to each of the liquid egg white and liquid egg yolk portions. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360070

Food preservation system

A food preservation system is provided. The system includes a storage cabinet for storing foods, an electrolytic gas generator, a gas sensor and a control unit. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360069

Method and device for treating foods and/or containers by means of a process liquid

The invention relates to a method and a device for treating foods and/or containers for holding foods. The foods and/or containers are treated in at least one treatment zone by a process liquid, wherein the process liquid is at least partially recirculated into the treatment zone or the treatment zones after completed treatment of the foods and/or the containers. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360068

Method and device for treating foods and/or containers for holding foods

The invention relates to a method and a device for treating foods and/or containers for holding foods. The foods and/or containers (2) are treated in at least one treatment zone (4) by a process liquid (3), wherein the process liquid (3) is at least partially recirculated into the treatment zone (4) or the treatment zones (4) after completed treatment of the foods and/or the containers (2). ...

12/21/17 / #20170360067

Alcoholic beverage substitutes

Alcoholic beverage-substitutes such as a beer-substitute, a wine-substitute, a cider-substitute, an alcopop-substitute or a spirit-substitute beverage, comprising a base liquid (e.g., a base beverage) and a 2-aminoindan derivative such as defined by formula i in the specification are disclosed.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360066

Beverage product with potassium sodium tartrate

A beverage product comprising sodium potassium tartrate; citrus juice; and sweetener; wherein the beverage product contains substantially all natural ingredients and has a shelf life of at least 6 months.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360065

Process and method of sustainable improvement of seafood production in ocean waters

Disclosed is a method and process for manifesting sustainable improvement in fisheries productivity in ocean waters. This method and process includes (1) selecting a location of the ocean that is considered both high nutrient low chlorophyll (hnlc), (2) that the location is within proximity to fisheries feeding grounds or migratory routes or within areas that are considered to be fish feeding areas, (3) within this location, a surface sea height anomaly (ocean eddy) is defined using satellite s.s.h. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360064

Grain bulk densifying die apparatus and method

An apparatus and method for processing grain material to generate a consistently high densified grain with a desired length, shape and size. The densified grain processing apparatus comprises a die assembly, a cooling assembly and a break-off assembly. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360063

Frozen confection

The present invention is in the field of frozen compositions. In particular, the invention relates to frozen compositions of the water ice type. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360062

Equipment and process for processing food creams

Equipment for processing food creams, which comprises a tub (11) housed in a removable manner inside a containment structure (2) and comprising a side wall (15), which is provided at the top with an access aperture (20) for loading the cream and is closed at the bottom by a bottom wall (17) provided with an exit aperture (22), through which the cream is dispensed outside the tub (11); cooling means (21) operatively associated with the tub (11) to absorb heat from the cream; an obturator (23) operatively connected to the bottom wall (17) of the tub (11) and movable between a closed position, in which it occludes the exit aperture (22) of the bottom wall (17), and an open position, in which it leaves the opening of the exit aperture (22) free in order to allow the cream to come out of the tub (11); a mixing body (30), rotatably housed inside the tub (11) and provided with a thrust surface (31) tilted and facing towards the bottom wall (17) of the tub (11); moving means (32) mechanically connected to the mixing body (30) and operable, when the obturator (23) is in the open position, to make the mixing body (30) rotate in a first direction of rotation (r1) in which the thrust surface (31) pushes the cream to descend through the exit aperture (22) of the bottom wall (17) of the tub (11).. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360061

System for providing a single serving of a frozen confection

A system for providing a single serving of a frozen confection, wherein the system comprises a pod comprising at least one ingredient for providing a single serving of a frozen confection; the system cools the pod; the system introduces water into the pod; the system simultaneously stirs the contents of the pod while scraping at least one wall of the pod to prevent a build-up of the frozen confection on the at least one wall of the pod; and the system ejects the frozen confection out of the pod.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360060

Machine for the production of ice-cream and heat exchange device used in said machine

Machine for the production of ice-cream, provided with a support body inside which a container for ingredients can be removably inserted, and a cooling circuit comprising an evaporator. The evaporator consists of at least one or more coils and a support casing defining an internal surface and an external surface on which the one or more coils adhere. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360059

Devices and methods for dosing

Systems and methods of producing a frozen food product include mixing ingredients with a liquefied gas, e.g. Liquid nitrogen. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360058

Edible product comprising fat crystals of cocoa butter and method for making the same

The present invention relates to a novel method for the generation of stable cocoa butter crystals in a fat based edible product comprising: a) incorporating carbon dioxide under pressure into an at least partially liquid fat-based mass comprising cocoa butter; b) cooling the fat-based mass at a temperature comprised between −25 and 25° c.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360057

Scoop and level

A scoop and level for scooping a portion of granulated material and leveling the contents of the scoop. The scoop may have a volume suitable for brewing a single serving of brewed beverage, and in particular, for brewing a single serving of espresso. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360056

Flavor modulation by bio-processing using flavor forming bacteria strains

A fermentation of a milk source with lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis biovar diacetylactis (cncm no. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360055

"gentle touch" modified atmosphere meat packaging system and method of packaging meat

The present invention relates in general to the field of packaged meat product, and more specifically, to a modified atmosphere meat packaging system and method of packaging meat product. The modified atmosphere meat packaging system and method comprises a lid-stock container with a reduced-volume headspace configured to contain a modified atmosphere consisting of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360054

Plants with reduced lipase 1 activity

The disclosure relates to a series of independent human-induced non-transgenic mutations found at one or more of the lip1 genes of a plant; plants having these mutations in one or more of their lip1 genes; and a method of creating and finding similar and/or additional mutations of lip1 by screening pooled and/or individual plants. The plants disclosed herein exhibit decreased lipase activity without having the inclusion of foreign nucleic acids in their genomes. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360053

Enzymatic bran and germ flavor and texture improvement

The texture and flavor of bran and germ for the production of whole wheat flour and for the production of baked goods containing whole wheat flour is improved by treating bran and germ with water and an enzyme composition comprising xyanase, pentosanase, or mixtures thereof to hydrate the bran and germ and to enzymatically convert insoluble fiber of the bran and germ into soluble fiber and sugars. The enzymatic conversion is conducted so as to decrease the water holding capacity of the bran and germ and provides a bran and germ product having reduced grittiness and a reduced whole wheat flavor, while avoiding adverse effects on baking functionality. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360052

Natural lactic acid bacteria isolated from korean traditional nuruk to be used for bakery

Provided is lactobacillus brevis spc-snu 70-2 (kctc 12777bp) which is novel natural korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional korean nuruk.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360051

Low-fat fried product and method for producing same

The invention also relates to the method for producing said fried products.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360050

Method and composition for controlling fungal phytopathogens

The present invention relates to a method for controlling fungal phytopathogens using galla chinensis preparations, and to a fungicidal composition comprising galla chinensis in combination with at least one phytologically acceptable adhesive.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360049

Symbiont for enhancement of plant performance

The present disclosure provides a novel endophyte, serendipita vermifera ssp. Bescii (“s. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360048

Methods and compositions for nucleic acid integration

The disclosure provides methods and compositions for the integration (insertion) of a donor dna molecule into a target dna molecule. In general, the methods include contacting a target dna molecule with a linear donor dna molecule and a cas 1 protein, where the target dna molecule includes an at-rich region (e.g., in some cases positioned 5 and within 50 nucleotides of a region that forms a dna cruciform structure), where the contacting is not in a bacterial or archaeal cell (e.g., the contacting is in vitro outside of a cell, inside of a eukaryotic cell, etc.), and provides for integration of the donor dna molecule into the target dna molecule.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360047

Insecticide formulation

The present invention provides an insecticide formulation, the insecticide formulation comprising a bacillus thuringiensis (bt) strain; a floating agent and a disintegration agent bound on a substrate. The substrate has a density greater than 1.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360046

Calcium carbonate for plant protection

The present invention relates to the use of calcium carbonate as plant protection product for topical, pre-harvest application, wherein the plant protection product controls a pest during plant growth.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360045

Molecules having pesticidal utility, and intermediates, compositions, and processes, related thereto

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

12/21/17 / #20170360044

Carbamate compound and use thereof

Has an excellent effect of controlling plant diseases.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360043

Substituted pyrazolylpyrazole derivative and use of same as herbicide

Provided is a compound capable of effectively control worst weeds of higher leaf stages that present practical problems. A specific pyrazolylpyrazole derivative of formula (i) is disclosed that is able to solve the above-mentioned problems.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360042

Micronized wood preservative formulations in organic carriers

Provided is a composition for the preservation of wood and other cellulosic materials. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized inorganic compounds and/or organic biocides in an organic carrier. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360041

N-[1-((6-chloropyridin-3-yl)methyl)pyridin-2(1h)-ylidene]-2,2,2- trifluoroacetamide for control of agricultural/horticultural pests

Wherein ar′, r1, r4e and y are as defined herein and a method of controlling pests using the compound.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360040

Modified polysaccharides for use as anti-microbial agents

The use of at least one modified polysaccharide selected from starch, amylose, amylopectin and dextrin or a mixture thereof substituted with one or more amine and/or ammonium groups, as an antimicrobial agent, is provided by the present invention, as well as compositions comprising a polymer material blended with the modified polysaccharide. Also provided by the present invention are antimicrobial articles produced from the compositions of the invention and antimicrobial surface, fabric, foam or sponge produced by coating, soaking or dipping in a solution comprising modified polysaccharides. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360039

Anti-resistance method

The decrease in soybean rust control using fungicide mixtures (dmas+qois) reached very low levels for the harvest of 2012/13 (an average of 37% for the three main mixtures). This decrease is due to a decrease in pp sensitivity to individual dmis and qois, and mixtures thereof. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360038

Picolinamide compounds with fungicidal activity

This disclosure relates to picolinamides of formula i and their use as fungicides.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360037

3′-substituted-abscisic acid derivatives

The invention relates to a novel class of (s)-3′-substituted-abscisic acid derivatives and (±)-3′-substituted-abscisic acid derivatives, and methods of synthesizing the derivatives.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360036

Compositions for improving budbreak and flowering

The invention relates to a composition formulated to produce improved budbreak, flowering and disease resistance in perennial fruit crops and/or ornamental trees, comprising: (a) one or more compounds represented by the structure: in which r′ is oh or ococh3, and r″ is h, a monovalent cation, any c1-c10 alkyl group (saturated, unsaturated, linear or branched), any c7-c10 alkaryl group, or a phenyl group; and (b) an alkoxylated amine represented by the structure: in which a is selected from n, n1r1, or n→o, and wherein r1 is h, methyl or benzyl, r2 is any c8-c22 alkyl group (saturated, unsaturated, linear or branched), r3 is any c2-c4 alkyl group (linear or branched), x is in the range of 0 to 4 and y+z is in the range of 2 to 50. A method of use is also included, as is a method for preparing the composition.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360035

Preservatives for cosmetic, toiletry and pharmaceutical compositions

A composition for and methods of preserving a topical cosmetic, toiletry or pharmaceutical formulation against microbiological contamination or growth are described in which the compositions used herein include at least one hydroxamic acid, salt or complex thereof, and the methods include addition of an effective amount of such compounds to a cosmetic, toiletry or pharmaceutical formulation. Compositions further including alkanediols and/or solubilizing agents in blends with hydroxamic acid are also described.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360034

Antimicrobial sanitizer compositions and methods of making the same

This disclosure relates to anti-microbial sanitizer compositions and methods of making the same. The sanitizer compositions described herein are comprised of benzalkonium chloride, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, water, dihydroxypropyl peg-5, linoleammonium chloride, and glycereth-2 cocoate. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360033

Stabilization of isothiazolones in aqueous compositions

An aqueous composition comprising: (a) 4,5-dichloro-2-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; (b) a tertiary amine comprising three c2-c6 hydroxyalkyl groups, wherein at least one of said hydroxyalkyl groups has a secondary hydroxyl group; (c) an oil selected from the group consisting of mineral oil, neutral oil, castor oil, and combinations thereof; (d) a paraffin wax; and (e) a nonionic surfactant having from 20 to 50 polymerized ethylene oxide units.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360032

Pyrethroid formulations

The present disclosure provides formulations of pyrethroid compounds comprising nanoparticles of polymer-associated pyrethroid compounds along with various formulating agents. The present disclosure also provides methods for producing and using these formulations. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360031

Agrochemical granules made of polyalkoxylate, dispersant, sugar, and polyvinylpyrrolidone

A granular composition comprising a pesticide, 0.1 to 10 wt % of a nonionic amphiphilic polyalkoxylate, at least 20 wt % of a solid water-soluble anionic dispersant, at least 5 wt % of a sugar, which is a mono- or disaccharide, or a mixture thereof, and a polyvinylpyrrolidone is provided. Methods for the preparation of the granular composition including the steps of (i) providing an aqueous suspension comprising the pesticide, the polyalkoxylate, the dispersant and the sugar, (ii) drying the aqueous suspension, and (iii) granulating the aqueous or dried suspension, and wherein the polyvinylpyrrolidone is added in step (i) and/or step (iii) are further provided. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360030

Composite material including a thermoplastic polymer, a pest food material and a pesticide

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

12/21/17 / #20170360029

Chemical agent for controlling soil nematode which comprises macrolide-type compound

Soil nematode control techniques are established, the technique comprising diffusing uniformly 16-membered ring macrolide compounds which affect various organisms including nematodes at low concentrations, are hardly dissolved in water, and have a high soil adsorption within a treatment area, which technique is easy to use and eliminates the effect against organisms in the surroundings. By spraying an emulsion of the 16-membered ring macrolide compound with a water-soluble solvent to the soil surface and then mixing the emulsion with the soil or by mixing a granule adhering such the emulsion to a mineral carrier with the soil, soil nematodes parasitized crops are controlled as preventing seepage of the agent to an area outside of the treatment area.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360028

Compounds derived from herbicidal carboxylic acids and tetraalkylammonium or (arylalkyl)trialkylammonium hydroxides

Compounds formed by combining a carboxylic acid herbicide with n-((c1-c16) alkyl or arylalkyl) tri((c1-c16) alkyl)ammonium hydroxide have herbicidal activity on an acid equivalent basis at least as active as the commercially used carboxylic acid herbicide salts, but are less volatile.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360027

Tracking system and method

A tracking system comprises: a data receiver arranged to: i) receive work data indicative of at least a location of an infestation or other item of interest from a data provider, and ii) receive property data indicative of an address or location from a client device; a module arranged to: i) update an existing record in a database according to the received work data upon determining the record corresponds to the location based on a geographical matching process, ii) create a new record in the database according to the received work data upon determining that no record corresponding to the location exists based on a geographical matching process, and iii) retrieve a record from the database corresponding to the location upon determining the record corresponds to the address based on a geographical matching process; and a data transmitter arranged to transmit the retrieved record to the client device for output.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360026

Electronic bait station monitoring system

A bait station having an enclosed housing defining an internal volume is disclosed, wherein the internal volume is divided by a partition wall defining a main chamber and an electronics compartment. The electronics compartment has a wireless communication module including a computer processor and transceiver. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360025

A protecting device for an elongated flexible member and an elongated flexible member with a protecting device

The object of the invention is a protecting device for an elongated flexible member, the protecting device acting as a protection against biting and chewing on the elongated flexible member and being placed on at least a part of the elongated flexible member, wherein the protecting device is a spring made of wire or an array of rings arranged coaxially on a connecting element, the pitch of the spring or the distance between adjacent rings being respectively in the range of 0.05 cm to 5 cm; and an elongated flexible member with a protecting device.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360024

Device for holding a bait, in particular a bait for rodents

The invention relates to a device (1) for mounting a lure (2), in particular a lure for rodents, comprising: —a housing part (3) that has at least one through-opening (9), in particular an axial through-opening, through which an access into an interior of the housing part is possible; and —at least one closing element (15) which has a main part and at least one lure receiving region, in particular on the main-part side, for receiving at least one lure (2), said closing element (15) being mounted in a movable manner relative to the housing part (3). The closing element (15) is moved away from the housing part (3) in an open position such that the at least one through-opening (9) is released and is moved towards the housing part (3) in a closed position such that the at least one through-opening (9) is closed.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360023

Agricultural fumigation using a multilayer film including a pvdc vapor barrier

Methods for fumigating soil include applying over fumigant-treated soil a multilayer polymeric film to form a vapor barrier between the fumigant-treated soil and the atmosphere to at least partially contain the fumigant. The multilayer film includes at least one barrier layer comprising at least one vinylidene chloride polymer and protecting layers on each side of the barrier layer. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360022

Sprayer system

A sprayer for spraying liquid onto a target area or band, the sprayer comprising a shield (10) and a nozzle arrangement for spraying liquid in a spray pattern. The shield (10) comprises a hood (12) at an upper portion of the shield (10) and a flexible skirt (14) at a lower portion of shield (10). ...

12/21/17 / #20170360021

Device for grabbing bait

Devices and methods for grabbing bait are generally disclosed. In an example, a device for grabbing bait may include a first clasp formed at a distal portion of a first arm extending from a body. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360020

Two-position fishing rod holder

A fishing rod support includes a tubular rod receiver configured to receive and retain the elongated butt-end of a single fishing rod, and a bracket element including two portions with different angular orientations with respect to the tubular receiver. Each of the bracket portions is configured to engage, in like manner, a rigid mount. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360019

Fishing rod

A fishing rod that includes an elongated, tapered rod blank at least a portion of which is quadrilateral in cross section, the quadrilateral portion of the rod blank diminishing in cross-sectional area toward a tip end of the rod blank, the quadrilateral portion of the rod blank comprising a sandwich-structured composite of a core disposed between facings, the core less dense than the facings, the quadrilateral portion of rod blank less stiff in a casting direction than transverse to the casting direction; fishing line guides mounted at intervals along the length of the rod blank; a reel seat mounted at the base end of the rod blank; and a handle mounted at the base end of the rod blank adjacent to the reel seat.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360018

Channeled-water fishing lure

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to fishing lures that employ channeled water technology. Embodiments further relate to fishing lures with a vented head configured to allow removal and replacement of a swim body. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360017

Bowfishing arrow

A bowfishing arrow and method of bowfishing. The bowfishing arrow includes a shaft having a main stem. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360016

Underwater harvesting system

The present invention relates to an underwater harvesting system (1) for harvesting zooplankton or mesoplagic fishes, comprising an underwater vehicle (2) for being lowered into the sea and towed behind a surface vessel (3), comprising a housing (21) provided with an inlet (22) through which zooplankton-containing-fluid may flow; a hose (4) mounted on the underwater vehicle and in fluid communication with the inlet, the hose being adapted to secure and fluidly connect the underwater vehicle to the surface vessel; and pumping means for drawing in a zooplankton-containing-fluid through the inlet in the underwater vehicle and for pumping the zooplankton-containing-fluid through the hose to the surface vessel. The invention further relates to a method for harvesting zooplankton or other marine organisms.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360015

Insect muscle actin promoter

Provided is a gene expression system, suitable for expression in an insect, comprising an insect muscle actin promoter operably linked to a marker gene, which overcomes or ameliorates one or more of: cost of rearing; amount of handling; errors in identification due to human error or loss of marker by the insect; and health concerns related to the effects of marker powders on workers in mass rearing facilities.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360014

Autonomous feed delivery platform for insects

An autonomous feed delivery platform configured to navigate through a facility and deliver insect feed to multiple insect habitats located within the facility. In some cases, the feed delivery platform may be configured to deliver the feed to multiple insect habitats at substantially the same time.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360013

Animal model for dry eye and methods of use of such animals

Provided herein are methods for creating an animal model for the study of dry eye and methods of using such animal models to test candidate treatments for ocular conditions and determine the efficacy of such treatments.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360012

Transition cow index

Applicants have identified that three critical phenotypic/genetic measures are highly correlated with transition period health and may be used in selection and breeding protocols and/or in combination with traditional breeding and marker assisted selection methods to improve predictability of transition period health. According to the invention genetic evaluations for mastitis, ketosis, and metritis have been found to be highly predictive of overall transition health. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360011

Lighting system for reptile and reptile habitat including the same

A lighting system includes an ultraviolet (uv) light source including a uva light source configured to emit uva light having various wavelengths; and a uvb light source configured to emit uvb light and control a lighting direction of the uvb light towards a target, a sensor including a uva sensor configured to sense the uva light, and a control unit configured to control lighting characteristics of the uv light source, in which the lighting characteristics include an intensity of the uva light.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360010

Smart beehive system and method of operating the same

A beehive system includes a processing system for monitoring and controlling a beehive. The beehive can include a bottom board, one or more boxes, and an outer cover. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360009

Hands free canine walker and accessory carrying device

An apparatus for walking an animal, the apparatus including a wearable strap for positioning over a shoulder of a user. The strap has a front portion and a back portion. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360008

Self-contained, retractable leash and collar or harness assembly

A retractable leash and collar/harness assembly. The assembly includes a flexible handle with a hub assembly in the forward end thereof. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360007

Pet lease device with a buffering function

A pet lease device includes a first resilient section having a first portion and a second portion. A handle section includes a connecting end engaged with the first portion of the first resilient section and a handgrip. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360006

Animal lift

An animal lift consisting of a lift mechanism, a vertical mast housing at least a portion of the lift mechanism, a horizontal shaft rotatably coupled to the lift mechanism about a longitudinal axis of rotation of the shaft, and a cradle coupled to the shaft, the cradle constructed of a horizontal support member having a surface for engaging the sternum or underbelly of an animal along the animal's longitudinal axis from head to tail and a pair of vertical side walls.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170360005

Animated squeaky pet toy and method for producing a squeaky noise

An animated squeaky pet toy provides an animated, chewable pet toy that emits a squeaky sound when compressed from multiple directions and pressures due to an alternating pattern of accordion and bulbous sections. An elongated compressible inner chamber provides a generally elongated body portion having an alternating pattern of at least one accordion section and at least one bulbous section. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360004

Dog train & track systems

A dog train & track system for tracking a pet using a gps. The system is housed inside a collar made of waterproof material to house all of the components necessary to use and power the system. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360003

Conductive polymer multi-ridge electrode animal collar

A collar for conditioning behavior in an animal and system and method for same are disclosed. The collar includes a main body configured to generate electric stimuli. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360002

Gravity flow feeder

A gravity flow feeder is disclosed having a vertically arranged, canister, funnel, chute, and trough arrangement wherein feed contained within each canister is allowed to flow down, aided by gravity, to settle within a feed trough. Use of a timing mechanism and a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder allows for the articulation of a closeable access to open or close the trough in order to protect the feed contained from the elements and scavenging animals and condition the timing of animal arrival at the feeder. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360001

Livestock feeder with measured dispensing system

A livestock feeder is provided with a feed discharge assembly for dispensing a premeasured amount of feed into the trough of each feeding stall. The livestock feeder includes individual feeding stalls wherein the same amount of feed is dispensed for each animal such that the feeding of each animal may be monitored and controlled. ...

12/21/17 / #20170360000

Squeeze chute with livestock restraints

Embodiments of the invention include a squeeze chute for temporarily confining an animal while it is being inspected or treated, wherein the squeeze chute has a pair of side grippers and a rear pusher that cooperate to restrain the movement of the animal within the squeeze chute. Certain embodiments of both the side grippers and the pusher are rotatable about the top rails of the chute as well as vertically extensible and retractable from the top rails on which they are mounted.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359999

Vertical urine pad holder for canines

A vertical urine pad holder that is comprised of a rectangular frame that has width a height and a length, the frame has two arms, each arm is perpendicular to the length of the frame and has a length of at least four inches. The width of the frame is at least 1 inch. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359998

Collapsible pet crate

A collapsible pet crate is provided that includes a top; a bottom base; and a plurality of walls including a first wall pair. The first wall pair includes a first wall pivotably connected to the bottom base for pivoting about a first horizontal axis and a second wall pivotably connected to the first wall for pivoting about a first vertical axis. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359997

Integrally manufactured stall dividers for barns

A hollow polymer stall divider for use in a barn permits lateral flexing when a cow presses against the stall divider while the stall divider asserts a lateral force against the cow to urge the cow to move into a proper position between adjacent stall dividers without causing injury to the cow. The polymer stall divider can be formed of a single polymer material having a unitary density throughout. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359996

Device for processing liquids through steam

Device (10), comprising a platform (14) for placing a vessel (9) containing the liquid, a pipe (15) with an open end (151) configured for supplying steam to the vessel, a driving device (17) configured to actuate a relative movement between the end of the pipe and the platform, means (140) for determining a liquid level of the liquid in the vessel, and a control unit (18). The control unit is configured to actuate the driving device (17) so that a relative initial position between the end of the pipe and the platform is assumed on the basis of the liquid level. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359995

Dairy animal milking preparation system and methods

The present invention relates to preparing dairy animal teats for being milked, and more particularly to teat preparation, rinsing, and milking that all take place in a milking machine teat cup liner. Such a method includes: applying a teat sanitizer to the teat; injecting air into the liner to force the teat sanitizer toward a waste milk line connected to the liner; pulsating the liner at a first pulsation rate; drawing a rinsing milk from the teat; directing the teat sanitizer, the air, and the rinsing fluid to the waste milk line; pulsating the liner at a second pulsation rate to draw additional milk from the teat; and directing the additional milk to a good milk line.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359994

Compositions and methods for minimizing nornicotine synthesis in tobacco

Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and n′-nitrosonornicotine (nnn) in tobacco plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for a root-specific nicotine demethylases, cyp82e10, and variants thereof, that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359993

Lettuce variety nun 06773 ltl

The invention relates to a new variety of lettuce designated nun 06773 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359992

Cotton variety px4444-13wrf

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px4444-13wrf, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px4444-13wrf, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px4444-13wrf with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px4444-13wrf with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px4444-13wrf, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px4444-13wrf, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359991

Soybean variety 01062066

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062066. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062066. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359990

Soybean variety 01062053

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062053. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062053. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359989

Soybean variety 01062052

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062052. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062052. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359988

Soybean variety 01062050

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062050. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062050. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359987

Soybean variety 01062049

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062049. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062049. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359986

Tomato hybrid dr7962th and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr7962th and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr7962th 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359985

Tomato hybrid sv4483td and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv4483td and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv4483td 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359984

Tomato hybrid sv6100td and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv6100td and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv6100td 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359983

Tomato hybrid sv2493tm and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv2493tm and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv2493tm 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359982

Tomato hybrid sv6133tm and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv6133tm and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv6133tm 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359981

Tomato hybrid sv8011tm and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv8011tm and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv8011tm 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359980

Tomato hybrid sv2756tm and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid sv2756tm and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid sv2756tm 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. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359979

Solanum lycopersicum plants having pink glossy 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 and in addition comprising a mutant cuticle deficiency (cd) allele, whereby the fruits become glossy.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359978

Molecular breeding methods

A bayesian multilevel whole-genome regression model is disclosed and its prediction performance compared to that of the popular bayesa model applied to each population separately (no pooling) and to the joined data set (complete pooling). For small population sizes (e.g., <50), partial pooling increased prediction accuracy over no or complete pooling for populations represented in the estimation set. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359977

Plant containment system having two-position valve

A plant growing, transportation, display, and maintenance system including a plant pot and corresponding container having a selectable valve that controls the flow of liquid into and out of the container.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359976

Sprinkler system with coordination across multiple flow controllers

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for improving performance of sprinkler control systems using aggregations of flow controllers. As an example, to facilitate control of multiple controllers, a system may generate a virtual flow controller by aggregating the two or more flow controllers. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359975

Travelling irrigation sprinklers and assemblies

A travelling agricultural irrigation installation is provided having multiple generally horizontal irrigation sprinklers each being a length of pipe closed at each end and having multiple outlet orifice sets along the length thereof. Each orifice is in the form of a hole through the pipe wall having an orifice diameter selected to provide, in use, a jet of water that breaks up into droplets. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359974

Center pivot irrigation system with placement control providing zones with variable depths of application

A center pivot irrigation system is described that includes a controller that makes use of a particular flow rate of input water to deliver differing or variable depths of irrigation to two or more user-defined areas under a pivot irrigator. The controller operates to pulse control valves for the nozzles/sprinkler heads on and off as the sprinkler arm rotates. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359973

Binding machine for gardening

A binding machine for gardening includes a main handle to draw out a tape, a clincher arm rotatably attached to the main handle, and a tape gripping device attached to the clincher arm. When the clincher arm rotates in a closing direction to a predetermined position with respect to the main handle, a gripping operation is performed in which the tape gripping device grips the tape. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359972

Binding machine for gardening

A binding machine for gardening includes a main handle capable of drawing out a tape from a front end portion thereof, a clincher arm rotatably attached to the main handle, a tape gripping device attached to a front end portion of the clincher arm and is capable of gripping an end portion of the tape drawn out from the front end portion of the main handle, and a bonding unit configured to bond end portions of an overlapped tape. In a case where the clincher arm completely closed with respect to the main handle is viewed from the side, when a bonding direction of the bonding unit is defined as a longitudinal direction and a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction is defined as a transverse direction, the tape gripping device is configured such that a width in the longitudinal direction thereof is 1.5 times or less than a width in the transverse direction thereof.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359971

Binding machine for gardening

A binding machine for gardening includes a main handle to draw out a tape, a clincher arm rotatably attached to the main handle, and a tape gripping device attached to the clincher arm to grip the tape. The tape gripping device includes a support portion, a gripping member, a gripping member urging unit, a lock member and a lock member urging unit. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359970

Trellis component

A trellis component includes a tubular portion, a connector adapted to be inserted within an upper end of the tubular portion, at least two support arms, and a crop line, which are arranged such that the connector is within the upper end of the tubular portion, the arms are within and extend outwardly from the connector, and the crop line is supported by the arms in an elevated disposition to in turn support a crop.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359969

Portable suspended trellis and planter system

A trellis and planter system comprising an upper support member that is suspended below a support surface, a lower support member in spaced apart relation to and positioned below the upper support member, a trellis disposed between and interconnecting the upper and lower support members and a planter suspended below the lower support member. Preferably, each of the upper and lower support members and the planter are elongated and the trellis is substantially flat. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359968

Thermally regulated enclosure system

A thermally regulated enclosure system which includes apparatuses and methods of making and using a thermally regulated enclosure system, including one or more of a vessel having a bottom aperture element which defines a bottom open area, a top aperture element which defines a top open area, one or more stakes detachably fastenable to the peripheral margin of the bottom aperture element of the vessel, and a closure element adjustable in relation to the top aperture element to increase or decrease the top open area.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359967

Textile barrier including aqueous super absorbent polymer composition

A textile barrier apparatus includes an inner layer comprising an aqueous super absorbent polymer composition (sap) and first and second outer textile layers attached to opposite sides of the inner layer. A landfill version includes an odor neutralizer, a biocide and/or a nutrient to support vegetation. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359966

Grow light system

An apparatus for growing plants in a grow room includes an enclosure having a window. The enclosure contains a grow lamp that is arranged to direct light downward through the widow toward the plants. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359965

Polylactic acid compositions with accelerated degradation rate and increased heat stability

The disclosure relates to polylactic acid compositions comprising a degradation additive and a thermal stability additive. The polylactic acid compositions have increased rates of degradation when compared to polylactic acid composition without the disclosed additives. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359964

Base tray for a planter

A base tray apparatus for collecting and draining water overflow from a planter is disclosed. The base tray apparatus comprises a bottom surface with vertically extending sidewalls, to hold the planter or plant pot. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359963

Method of attaching a removable saw blade to a reciprocating hedge trimmer

A method for attaching a removable saw blade to a reciprocating type hedge trimmer to extend the utility for cutting larger diameter stalks without requiring a second appliance. The removable nature of the blade allows replacement should the blade become dull or damaged, and also allows use of the trimmer without the blade installed with minimal impact to the base functionality of the trimmer. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359962

Electric pruning scissors

The invention discloses electric pruning scissors comprising a shear body, wherein a movable blade and a fixed blade are arranged at a front end of the shear body, and a tail end of the shear body is connected with a housing; the housing is internally provided with a driving device; a trigger is arranged at the bottom of the housing; and the driving device comprises a motor, an epicyclic gearbox, a gear set and a power supply module. The electric pruning scissors of the invention are characterized by high energy transmission, low noise, easily replaceable blades and a long service life.. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359961

Methods for the production of perennial artichoke plants

The present disclosure relates to methods for the cultivation of perennial artichoke plants. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to methods of cultivating artichoke plants to increase the uniformity and yield of marketable products (e.g. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359960

Method and system for method for providing a bale of crop material

In a method for providing a bale of crop material that is only partially wrapped in a film, a bale of crop material is wrapped in a film with an automatic bale wrapping apparatus. Subsequently the film is provided with a plurality of perforations, and it is ensured that the perforations are present/positioned in an upper half of the bale. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359959

Agricultural tool control system

An agricultural tool including an elongated frame, ground engaging wheels for supporting the frame, and at least two rotors carried by a respective arm. Each respective arm is moveable into a working position in which the rotors are carried on opposing sides of the frame at a distance away from the frame. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359958

Dual belt conveyor for agricultural machine

A dual conveyor assembly for a windrower includes upper and lower conveyors. Each conveyor includes an endless conveyor element and rotatable supports spaced along a longitudinal conveyor path and entrained by the endless conveyor element. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359957

System and method for modifying tire pressure in agricultural equipment

An agricultural vehicle is operable in a first state for transport and in a second state for field work and includes a frame supported by a plurality of tires. A processor is operable to receive a signal generated as a result of the agricultural vehicle transitioning from the first state to the second state or from the second state to the first state. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359956

System and method for accessing a powertrain of an agricultural vehicle

An agricultural vehicle for picking or harvesting a product includes a motor, a plurality of tires, a transmission mating the motor to the plurality of tires, an accumulator operable to store the product, a module builder operable to receive the product from the accumulator, and a frame supporting the accumulator and the module builder. The frame defines a hatch through which an operator is capable of accessing the motor and/or the transmission. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359955

Crop machine with an electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder flotation system

In a crop harvesting machine there is provided a pair of hydraulic float cylinders for a header relative to a vehicle, where a float pressure to the cylinders is directly controlled by an electronic control supplying a variable control signal to a pprr valve arrangement to maintain the float pressure at a predetermined value. At the set pressure a predetermined lifting force is provided to the header. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359954

Crop machine with an electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder flotation system

In a crop harvesting machine there is provided a pair of hydraulic float cylinders for a header relative to a vehicle, where a float pressure to the cylinders is directly controlled by an electronic control supplying a variable control signal to a pprr valve arrangement to maintain the float pressure at a predetermined value. At the set pressure a predetermined lifting force is provided to the header. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359953

System and method for monitoring an agricultural belt

A belt monitoring system for an agricultural belt arrangement, the monitoring system including an agricultural belt having a magnetic element embedded therein and a sensor. The agricultural belt arrangement defines a proper belt alignment for the belt and moves the belt. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359952

Multiple agricultural product application method and systems utilizing a drum metering system

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

12/21/17 / #20170359951

Push from behind drop spreader

A spreader having a hopper for particulate material with discharge openings over two separate different areas along the hopper bottom, a pair of wheels upon separate drive shafts mounted for rotation to a lower frame which supports the hopper, and a rear frame extending from the hopper to provide a pair of handles. Two rotatable shafts with agitator elements are mounted over each of the different hopper areas. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359950

Automated planter for planting seedlings in obstacle-strewn and/or uneven terrain

An automated planter device for planting seedlings in an obstacle-strewn and/or uneven terrain. A laterally extendable boom is provided at the end of a vertically-moveable arm, which arm may also be swung from side to side. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359949

Seeding machine with seed delivery system

A seed delivery system for a seeding machine having a seed meter comprises a housing that defines an upper seed loading area and a lower seed discharge area. A drive pulley is mounted to rotate with respect to the housing. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359948

Particulate solid metering and mixing system for rotary seed broadcaster used for sowing in agricultural machines

A metering and mixing system of solid particulates for a rotary seed dispenser in agricultural equipment for sowing, wherein the rotary seed dispenser is mounted under a seed feeder. The rotary seed dispenser is driven at the bottom by a planter drive system, which provides rotation to a spinning disc provided with a number of calibrated orifices through which the seeds housed in the disc orifices fall on a given point of the agricultural equipment. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359947

Systems for monitoring seeds and methods thereof

At least one example embodiment discloses a seed monitoring system including a light source configured to emit light in an interior of a seed tube, a plurality of light receivers, each of the plurality of light receivers configured to receive light in at least two sectors of a plurality of sectors of a plane in the interior of the seed tube and generate a sensing signal corresponding to the received light, a processing system including a plurality of conditioning channels, the processing system configured to process the sensing signals to generate conditioned signals and a controller configured to generate a seed count value based on the generated conditioned signals.. . ...

12/21/17 / #20170359946

Independently controlled meter rollers and air conveyance components system and method

The present disclosure includes an agricultural system having first and second product meters configured to meter product to first and second lines, respectively. First and second motors are coupled to the first and second product meters and configured to drive them at first and second metering rates, respectively. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359945

Agricultural trench depth sensing systems, methods, and apparatus

Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for determining the depth of a trench opened by an agricultural planter. Sensors are provided for detecting the position of a ground-engaging element of the planter such as a gauge wheel or seed firmer of a row unit of the planter. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359944

Agricultural trench depth sensing systems, methods, and apparatus

Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for determining the depth of a trench opened by an agricultural planter. Sensors are provided for detecting the position of a ground-engaging element of the planter such as a gauge wheel or seed firmer of a row unit of the planter. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359943

Automatic target recognition and dispensing system

An automated apparatus, method and system for projecting a control agent toward a recognised target for the purposes of agricultural cultivation or environmental management or various other applications; a source of the control agent adapted for use in connection with an environmental control function, an outlet incorporating at least one outlet orifice to direct the control agent emanating from the outlet orifice toward a target. An activation means is movable between an operative mode and an inoperative mode in which the outlet is effectively closed. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359942

Implement frame convertible between field and transport positions

An implement frame having a carriage frame for coupling to a towing vehicle and wheels to support the frame for movement over a ground surface. A pivot frame is rotationally mounted to the carriage frame and a lift assembly is coupled to the pivot frame via a shift assembly. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359941

System and method for leveling an agricultural implement

A system includes an agricultural implement, a sensor, and a control system. The agricultural implement is configured to be coupled to an agricultural vehicle. ...

12/21/17 / #20170359940

Agricultural systems

An agricultural implement includes at least one row unit having a plurality of support members, each of which is pivotably coupled to an attachment frame or another of the support members to permit vertical pivoting vertical movement of the support members, and a plurality of soil-engaging tools, each of which is coupled to at least one of the support members. A plurality of hydraulic cylinders are coupled to the support members for urging the support members downwardly toward the soil. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354334

Method and apparatus for measuring and displaying a haemodynamic parameter

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haemodynamic parameters such as the amplitude and phase of a pulse wave passing through a region of interest can be obtained from a video image of the exposed skin of a patient by processing of the reflectance photoplethysmographic signal using signal averaging. The region of interest is defined and a reflectance photoplethysmographic signal obtained by finding the mean pixel intensity across the region of interest for each video frame. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354333

Method and apparatus for analyzing nuclear medicine image of myocardia

Provided is a highly reliable technique for the evaluation of ischemic conditions. A preferred embodiment is a nuclear medicine measurement protocol in which the administration of a radiopharmaceutical agent and radiation measurement are performed twice at rest and under stress. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354332

Electronic device that computes health data

An electronic device includes a camera, an ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. The electronic device uses one or more of the camera and the proximity sensor to emit light into a body part of a user touching a surface of the electronic device and one or more of the camera, the ambient light sensor, and the proximity sensor to receive at least part of the emitted light reflected by the body part of the user. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354331

Blood pressure and arterial compliance estimation from arterial segments

A noninvasive method for monitoring the blood pressure and arterial compliance of a patient based on measurements of a flow velocity and a pulse wave velocity is described. An embodiment uses a photoplethysmograph and includes a method to monitor the dynamic behavior of the arterial blood flow, coupled with a hemodynamic mathematical model of the arterial blood flow motion in a fully nonlinear vessel. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354330

Determination of breathing signal from thermal images

A data processing method performed by a computer for determining breathing signal data which represents a breathing cycle of a patient, comprising the steps of: acquiring image data representing a sequence of training thermal images of at least a part of the surface of the patient's body over time, the sequence covering at least one half breathing cycle and being captured by a thermographic camera; and tracking at least one tracked point in the image data over the sequence of training thermal images to find a trajectory of the tracked point as the breathing signal data, wherein the tracked point is a point on the surface of the patient's body.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354329

Pupil ptychography methods and systems

Certain embodiments pertain to pupil ptychography methods and systems.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354328

Input detection system

Systems for determining an individual's current focal distance by measuring parameters associated with binocular vision focusing using one or two contact lenses are provided. In an aspect, a system includes a first contact lens and a second contact lens respectively configured to be worn over first and second eyes of an individual. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354327

Portable google based vog system with comparative left and right eye ocular response analysis with mtbi analyis using percent of saccade function of smooth pursuit test

A head mounted compact goggle based video oculography system comprises: a goggle base surrounding the subject's eyes; an angled hot mirror; at least one digital camera attached to the goggle base along the top side of the goggle base taking images of at least one of the subject's eyes via a hot mirror reflection; an integral display for selectively displaying visual stimulus to the subject through the hot mirror and attached to the goggle base along the rear side of the goggle base; a controller coupled to the display generating each visual stimulus for each neuro-otologic test to be displayed to the subject via the display and coupled to each digital camera and receiving and storing data signals there from, the controller configured to calculate eye related data from the digital camera images during each neuro-otologic test, and configured to display the eye related data to users.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354326

Electronic ophthalmic lens with medical monitoring

An ophthalmic lens having an electronic system is described herein for monitoring the medical condition of the wearer using at least one sensor and at least one problem template. In a further embodiment, the problem template includes a pattern and/or a threshold. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354325

System and method for measuring and correcting astigmatism using laser generated corneal incisions

A laser system that includes a laser source emitting a laser beam along an axis and a keratometer. The keratometer includes a first set of individual light sources that are equally spaced from one another along a first ring and that direct a first light toward an eye and a second set of individual light sources that are equally spaced from another along a second ring and direct a second light toward the eye, wherein the first ring and said second ring are co-planar and concentric with one another about the axis. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354324

Vision test for determining retinal disease progression

The present invention provides a reading test to measure vision loss. In one embodiment, the vision loss is due to disease progression. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354323

Optical fiber scanner and scanning endoscope apparatus

Provided is an optical fiber scanner capable of generating an image with excellent image quality, which displaces an emission end of an optical fiber by means of an optical scanning actuator and scans light emitted from the optical fiber, in which the optical fiber 31 includes a photonic crystal fiber at least in a propagation path of the light leading to the optical scanning actuator.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354322

Body cavity illumination apparatus

A body cavity illumination apparatus has a position-controlling trocar and an intra-corporeal light element. The position-controlling trocar has a sticker, a positioning device, a trocar tube, and a trocar connector. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354321
12/14/17 / #20170354320

Endoscopic diagnosis apparatus, image processing method, program, and recording medium

There are provided an endoscopic diagnosis apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium that enable easy measurement of the size of a lesion portion or the like based on an endoscopic image captured through a normal operation without a special operation. A region detecting unit detects, from an endoscopic image, a region of an artificial object or the like that is in contact with a subject. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354319

Endoscope

In an endoscope including a rear grasping portion extending along a second longitudinal axis that is a direction flexed relative to a first longitudinal axis along which the operation portion body extends, a bend preventing portion covering a universal cable extending out from the proximal end side of the rear grasping portion is joined to the proximal end side of the rear grasping portion via a movable joint portion so that a direction of the bend preventing portion can be changed by the movable joint portion to a first direction oriented to the inner side in the flexion direction of the rear grasping portion relative to the operation portion body and a second direction oriented to the outer side in the flexion direction of the rear grasping portion relative to operation portion body.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354318

Methods and apparatus to shape flexible entry guides for minimally invasive surgery

An apparatus for performing surgical procedures is disclosed including a flexible entry guide tube and a first steering device. The guide tube has one or more lumens extending along its length from a proximal end to substantially at or near a distal end. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354317

Spectrally encoded endoscopic probe having a fixed fiber

Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for spectrally encoded endoscopy (see) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a fixed guiding portion and a rotatable dispersive portion.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354316

Endocoupler with induction coupling

Endoscopic systems and methods that provide wireless power transmission from a camera head to at least one solid-state light source housed in an endoscopic device. The endoscopic systems and methods employ a multi-stage electromagnetic induction coupling mechanism that can wirelessly transfer power from the camera head to an endocoupler, as well as from the endocoupler to the solid-state light source, while allowing axial rotational motion of at least the camera head, the endocoupler, and/or the endoscopic device relative to one another.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354315

Endoscopic diagnosis apparatus, image processing method, program, and recording medium

There are provided an endoscopic diagnosis apparatus, image processing method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that enable easy measurement of the size of a lesion portion or the like based on an endoscopic image captured through a normal operation without a special operation. A region detecting unit detects, from a position in an endoscopic image, a region having a periodic structure of living tissue. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354314

A heat pump dishwasher

The present invention relates to a dishwasher comprising a body; a heat pump that is disposed inside the body, that provides the heating of the water to be used in the washing step and that has a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger transferring the heat received from the first heat exchanger to the wash water and a compressor fluidly connected to the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger, realizing the refrigerant cycle, and a tank wherein the first heat exchanger or the second heat exchanger is placed.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354313

Control method for dishwasher

A method of controlling a dishwasher includes washing an object accommodated inside a tub by spraying water and detergent onto the object, rinsing the object by spraying water onto the object, drying the object by removing moisture adhered to the object, detecting an amount of a rinsing agent, comparing the detected amount of the rinsing agent to a predetermined amount, based on the comparison, determining whether the detected amount of the rinsing agent is less than the predetermined amount, and increasing at least one of a temperature of water to be supplied in the rinsing or a drying time in the drying based on determining that the detected amount of the rinsing agent is less than the predetermined amount.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354312

Dishwasher

A dishwasher that includes: a washing tub that includes an interior space to accommodate objects; a main arm that is configured to rotate in the interior space and spray water to the objects; an auxiliary arm that is configured to rotate in the interior space and spray water to the objects; a stationary gear unit that is configured to rotate with the main arm, and that includes a plurality of gear teeth; an eccentric gear unit that is configured to rotate based on rotation of the main arm, the eccentric gear unit being in engagement with one or more teeth of the plurality of gear teeth; and a link member that is configured to (i) generate elastic force based on rotation of the eccentric gear unit and (ii) rotate the auxiliary arm based on elastic force is disclosed.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354311

Dishwasher

The dishwasher includes a cabinet in which a washing space is formed, a supply pipe through which the washing water moves, and a nozzle unit connected to the supply pipe for spraying washing water into the washing space. The nozzle unit includes a unit body having an injection hole for injecting wash water into the washing space, a rotation holder coupled to the unit body, and a rotation holder rotatably disposed on the supply pipe. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354310

Dishwasher

The dishwasher includes a cabinet provided with a washing space inside thereof, and a nozzle unit for spraying washing water into the washing space. The nozzle unit includes a first unit body and a second unit body. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354309

Dishwasher

A dishwasher is provided that may include a tub configured to define a washing space in which a washing object is washed, the tub having an open side, a first accommodating rack configured to accommodate the washing object inside of the tub, the first accommodating rack being unloadable from the tub, and a door configured to selectively open and close the open side of the tub, the door supporting the first accommodating rack when the first accommodating rack is unloaded. The tub may include a first protrusion protruding from an inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to support the first accommodating rack and guide movement of the first accommodating rack, and a second protrusion provided above the first protrusion and protruding from the inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to prevent the first accommodating rack from being lifted upward when the first accommodating rack is unloaded.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354308

Dishwasher

A dishwasher that includes: a tub configured to accommodate an object; a main arm that is configured to (i) rotate about a first axis inside the tub, (ii) guide first water of the incoming water through a first flow path and second water of the incoming water through a second flow path, and (iii) spray the first water to the object; an auxiliary arm that is configured to (i) rotate about a second axis inside the tub and (ii) spray the second water to the object; and an auxiliary arm connector that couples the main arm to the auxiliary arm and that is rotatable with the auxiliary arm, the auxiliary arm connector including: an auxiliary flow path guide that is configured to (i) guide the second water from the main arm to the auxiliary arm and (ii) control water pressure of the second water is disclosed.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354307

Improved rotating spray arm and dishwasher having the same

The present invention relates to a rotating spray arm for use in a dishwasher. The rotating spray arm comprises a main body, an inlet port for receiving wash liquor, a channel inside the main body for conducting the wash liquor, an outlet port for discharging the wash liquor, wherein the inlet port and the outlet port open both into the channel and a mounting means for rotatably and releasably mounting the main body into the tub of the dishwasher.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354306

Method for controlling water supply of dishwasher

A dishwasher and a method for controlling a dishwasher are provided. The dishwasher may include a washing tub that defines a washing space in which one or more dishes may be placed; an injection unit that injects wash water to the dishes; a sump provided underneath of the washing tub; a drive that supplies and circulates the wash water stored in the sump to the injection unit; and a drainage pump that drains the wash water from the sump. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354305

User interface for dishwashing cycle optimization

A method of operating a dishwashing machine including determining user satisfaction with a dishwashing cycle, adjusting at least one operational parameter of the dishwashing cycle based on the user satisfaction, and incorporating the adjusted operational parameter into a subsequent dishwashing cycle.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354304

Autonomous mobile cleaner and control method thereof

Provided is an autonomous mobile cleaner including a main body, a suction unit having a handle and configured to suck up surrounding foreign material, an air pipe configured to connect the main body and the suction unit and guide the foreign material into the main body, at least one driving wheel installed below the main body, a driving unit configured to drive the driving wheel by operating a driving motor, a wheel sensor configured to sense rotation of the driving wheel, and a controller configured to control the movement of the main body through the driving unit on the basis of the rotation of the driving wheel sensed by the wheel sensor.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354303

Side brush and robotic cleaner

A side brush for a robotic cleaner. The side brush is rotatable about a rotation axis in a rotational direction and has a brush body and numerous linear bristles including a first bristle having a base end at the brush body and an opposite distal end. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354302

Nested graduated toilet seats

An assembly of cooperatively hinged nested toilet seats of sizes downwardly graduated from smaller to larger, from a smallest top seat to a largest bottom first seat. Each of the relatively smaller seats nests within a declining inner seat contour of a relatively larger seat below it. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354301

Outdoor toilet suspension system and method of use

A lightweight portable outdoor toilet system configured to support a user while facing toward a tree or another fixed anchor point during a personal moment. The system can be used to hover directly over the ground or with a detachable pouch configured to support a single use liner.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354300

Toilet apparatus and method of use

A toilet apparatus has a waste material receiving bowl with an opening at a top of the waste material receiving bowl. A bag receives and retains waste material and an absorbent media introduced through the opening. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354299

Device for the withdrawal of wet wipes

A device (1) for the withdrawal of wet wipes, in particular for disinfection, comprises a container (7), in which the wet wipes are contained. The container (7) is insertable in a support (2). ...

12/14/17 / #20170354298

Cocktail shaker and chiller apparatus

An apparatus for accommodating a beverage includes an outer vessel defining a vessel cavity for receiving a cooling agent, a container having a lid and a beverage receptacle and a port. The lid is configured for engagement with the outer vessel to releasably mount the container to the outer vessel. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354297

Assembly for preparation of meals for infants, in particular meals for babies

The invention relates to a meal preparation assembly for preparing meals for infants, that includes a first culinary preparation module, such as a mixing module, and a connection base (8; 8′) for at least the first module (6; 4′, 6′), the base being adapted to be supplied with electrical energy and including an electrical connector (90; 90′, 92) in order to connect the first module in a removable manner and to transfer the electrical energy to the first module when it is connected, this electrical connector (90; 90′, 92) being retractable. The assembly includes a second steam cooking module (4, 4′) which is separate and distinct from the first module (6; 6′) and the base includes a user interface.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354296

Device for grinding coffee beans

A device for grinding coffee beans includes a body provided with a vertical hopper for the entry of the coffee beans and a separate vertical outlet for the ground coffee, which are mutually connected by way of a horizontal seat within which a shaft is associated axially and rotatably. A first grinder is keyed to the shaft and interacts with a facing second grinder. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354295

Grill and table combination

The invention relates to a grill system for grilling food. The grill system includes a grill surface, a first side surface, a second side surface and a rear surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354294

Recipe driven kitchen automation of food preparation

A master controller programmed to execute a recipe, stored in computer memory, for a finished food product, prepared from a plurality of raw ingredients; a raw ingredients storage unit controller controlled by the master controller and programmed to control a mechanism for getting the plurality of raw ingredients for the recipe; a cleaning controller controlled by the master controller and programmed by computer software to control one or more cleaning devices configured to clean one or more of the plurality of raw ingredients; a manipulator controller programmed to control one or more devices which physically manipulate one or more of the plurality of raw ingredients by one or more of grinding, mincing, peeling, cutting, and rolling one or more of the plurality of raw ingredients; and a heater controller programmed to control one or more heating devices to heat one or more of the plurality of raw ingredients.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354293

Silicone liner for slow cooker

A slow cooker liner. The slow cooker liner includes a substantially flat base having an outer edge forming an oval shape. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354292

Microwave splatter cover or enclosure

Described herein is a reusable microwave splatter cover member with improved ventilation that is storable in the microwave oven on an interior surface via one or more microwave-safe magnets disposed at a portion of the cover member. In related embodiments, the cover member includes one or more removable or overmolded silicone handles as well as protruding handles for improved handling immediately following use in a microwave oven.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354291

An apparatus for brewing and dispensing beverages

An apparatus for brewing and dispensing beverages such as coffee, said apparatus comprising a water tank comprising a water inlet configured for fresh water supply, and one or more heater elements, said apparatus comprising a water tank outlet, which is connected via a hot water channel to a water faucet a brewing chamber and a dispensing nozzle, wherein said hot water channel has at least one section forming a flow path for hot water, said at least one section of said hot water channel is configured such that it is in direct thermal contact with the periphery of said water tank along the entire length of said at least one section of said hot water channel, and such that said at least one section of said hot water channel extends substantially parallel to the periphery of said water tank.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354290

Preparation of heated beverages

A beverage maker, including a receiver including a hollow body with an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the hollow body is configured to retain contents, a reservoir configured to retain fluid, a fluid transfer configured to transfer fluid from the reservoir to the receiver, a heating element in thermal communication with at least one of the reservoir and the receiver, and at least one pipe configured to receive contents from the receiver, wherein the at least one pipe is configured to dispense the contents from the beverage maker.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354289

Beverage system including a removable piercer

Apparatuses related to a beverage system. The system includes a piercing apparatus that includes an inner ring composed of a rigid material and an outer ring composed of a flexible material that encompasses the inner ring. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354288

Machine, method and system for brewing a beverage

Disclosed is a method for preparing a beverage in a machine (1), preferably an automated capsule-based brewing machine, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) introducing liquid and infusible beverage material into an infusion chamber (10) of the machine so as to brew the beverage; and then b) opening a passage (29) in the machine for a dispensing time to allow the brewed beverage to flow under force of gravity from the infusion chamber (10) to a dispensing orifice (40); wherein in step (b) the flow resistance of the passage (29) is decreased during the dispensing time.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354287

Automatic stir-fryer

Disclosed is an automatic stir-fryer comprising: a machine stand; a base pivotably provided on the machine stand; a rotary shaft providing rotary power and connected to a stir-frying rotary tank containing foodstuffs; a high-frequency induction heating unit coaxially covering the stir-frying rotary tank; a tilting unit pivotably disposed on the base; a receiving tank provided on the machine stand for receiving the cooked foodstuffs and controlled by an automatic push rod to move forward and backward; a cleaning unit assembled on the machine stand and corresponding to the stir-frying rotary tank after tilting by the tilting unit for water cleaning the stir-frying rotary tank; a control unit vertically disposed on the machine stand and provided with an control panel for controlling the operating time of the automatic stir-fryer and the temperature of the high-frequency induction heating unit.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354286

Cooking implement

A compact cooking implement includes a pan, a top flange, a handle, and a stand flange. The pan has a rectangular bottom and four perpendicular walls. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354285

Connector for blind-type curtain and blind-type curtain comprising same

The present invention relates to a blind-type curtain and particularly, to a blind-type curtain capable of allowing curtain blinds to be individually separated and washed or replaced and allowing a light-transmitting state and a blackout state to be easily controlled since a plurality of curtain blinds are connected to each other by a connector, and allowing the curtain blinds to easily form a “u” shape since an extension plate is formed. The present invention can increase aesthetics by fastening adjacent blackout curtain parts through the connector. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354284

Automatic adjustment tube for carpet stretcher tool

A carpet stretcher device has an automatic adjusting tube that changes length with telescoping motion of an inside tube and an outside tube. A housing is mounted on the outside tube, and at least one lever is connected to the housing. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354283

Compression garment donning aid device, method, and kit

Compression garment donning aid devices, methods, and kits including a compression garment donning aid with flexible sheets, each of the flexible sheets having: a sheet leg edge having a first sheet leg corner opposite a second sheet leg corner; a mateable sheet leg fastener attached to the first sheet leg corner and the second sheet leg corner; and a sheet waist edge opposite the sheet leg edge, the sheet waist edge having a front sheet waist corner opposite a back sheet waist corner. The donning aid further includes a sheet back fastener attached to the back sheet waist corner of one of the flexible sheets and the back sheet waist corner of the other of the flexible sheets; and a sheet front fastener attached to the front sheet waist corner of one of the flexible sheets and the front sheet waist corner of the other of the flexible sheets.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354282

Elevated coaster

An elevated coaster includes a base section that has a generally square cross-sectional shape. A first side of the base section has walls forming an open-top container for containing objects. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354281

Odorant-releasing utensil

In an aspect, an eating utensil includes a controllable odorant emitter for delivering an odorant to a person who is eating or drinking from the eating utensil. The odorant may be delivered orthonasally or retronasally. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354280

Method and system for regulating the temperature of a beverage

A system for regulating a temperature of a liquid within a drinking vessel. The system including a temperature regulating device including an exterior surface and a composition disposed within a cavity, the exterior surface providing thermal communication between the composition and the liquid; and a securing element releasably securing the temperature regulating device within the vessel.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354279

Drinking vessel having a drinking valve

When ambient pressure is present at the drinking opening, the tube abuts with the outer rim of the flow-through opening on the wall of the passage channel so as to form a seal and, when a suction underpressure is present at the drinking opening, the diaphragm bulges inwards, so that the outer rim of the flow-through opening moves away from the wall of the passage channel.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354278

Percolator with removable grip

A percolator for brewing a heated beverage has a percolator main body and a handle having a handle body and a flexible removable grip. An inner wall of the removable grip defines a handle cavity to enclose a lengthwise extending portion of the handle body. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354277

Expandable and collapsible pillow structure

A supporting pillow structure for a user to sleep or to perform sedentary activity facing down toward the pillow structure with the user's hands and arms placed below their face. Embodiments of the pillow structure may be configured to provide users with comfort and support while the user is seated leaning forward at a desk or table. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354276

Bed sheets

A bed sheet is provided that includes top, side and end panels. Adjacent ends of the side and end panels are joined to form a seam at a corner of the sheet. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354275

Adjustable magnetic surface mount

A surface mount includes a base plate, set of magnets, and magnet retaining plate. Magnetic coupling between the magnets and the metallic base plate that has an area larger than the magnet area allows for accurate positioning of the object after installation via adjustments in horizontal, vertical, and angular position of the object. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354274

Modular bagging apparatus for weight scale

A mobile, modular bagging station comprises a rotatable carousel base constructed and arranged for positioning on a self-checkout scale platform; a center piece coupled to a top surface of the carousel base; and a plurality of holding elements extending from the top portion. A weight of a plurality of store items in shopping bags positioned on the holding elements is determined by the scale platform on which the carousel base is positioned.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354273

Balloon display structure

A balloon display structure and method of use. The display structure includes a base member and an upstanding member with the upstanding member having a plurality of sides with elongate apertures therein. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354272

Retail upright shelf extender

A corrugated shelf extender having an upper section and a lower section is provided. The lower section is configured to be received by an inner area of a vertical support post. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354271

Refrigeration display cases with improved coil covers

A refrigeration display case for refrigerating and displaying perishable goods includes a plurality of evaporator coils for cooling air, a display case frame forming a display area, and a coil cover for at least substantially covering a portion of the plurality of evaporator coils and coupled to the display case frame. The coil cover includes a planar member having a living hinge formed in the planar member extending from a first side end to a second end and defining a first portion of the planar member and a second portion of the planar. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354270

Cutlery dispenser

The present disclosure provides a cutlery dispenser for dispensing cutlery utensils. The cutlery dispenser may include a housing, a cover, a wedge protrusion, and a pair of sweeper arms. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354269

Lie-flat mattress pad

The invention is an improved utility bedding product for use on beds or reclining chairs, particularly airplane seats. The inventive product is a multi-layered, lie-flat mattress pad that increases the comfort of passengers by providing a soft resting surface made of materials that permit the flow of air through the mattress pad. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354268

Inflatable air mattress with integrated control

An air bed system including a plurality of peripheral devices and a pump unit configured to adjust a firmness of an air mattress, the pump unit including a pump. The system further includes a controller configured to execute instructions that cause the pump unit to wirelessly pair with at least one of the plurality of peripheral devices. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354267

Independent suspension spring assembly

A spring assembly is provided that includes a plurality of first strings of springs and a plurality of second strings of springs. Each of the first strings are joined to at least another one of the first strings or one of the second strings. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354266

A ventilation or heating/cooling element and a ventilation or heating/cooling clothing item

A ventilating or heating/cooling element having a first side having an air permeability of 15-800 m3/m2/h at 120 pa. The first side is for directing an air flow toward a person. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354265

Adjustable foundation

An adjustable foundation and process includes a mattress support surface including a head and back section hingedly connected to an intermediate section at one end and a leg and foot section hingedly connected to the intermediate section at another end, wherein the intermediate section includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is hingedly connected to the head and back section and the second portion is hingedly connected to the leg and foot section. The intermediate or seat section is configured to increase in length upon articulation of the head and back section and/or the leg and foot section from a flat position or an increase in inclination of any section. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354264

Pin channel headboard

A headboard includes multiple pin channels used for mounting furniture pieces and creating modular furniture. The pin channels having a plurality of horizontal pins that are located within the headboard, wherein the pin channels are open in order to hang bed deck and furniture pieces from either side of the headboard.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354263

Adjustable portable headrest

A portable adjustable headrest comprising a base member having on opening and a plurality of tabs, at least two elongated pads having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end has a tab affixed, and the at least two elongated pads are rotationally attached to the first attachment member and the second attachment member by the tabs, an outer shaft secured to the receiving orifice, an inner shaft having a first end and a second end and a central axis, configured to fit securely within the outer shaft in a telescopic relationship, a locking mechanism coupled to the inner shaft and the outer shaft, a cushion base attached to the first end of the inner shaft, wherein the cushion base has an elongated surface, and a cushion situated on the elongated surface of the cushion base.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354262

Modular seating system

A modular seating system including at least two horizontally oriented support members and at least one core base component of recycled plastic having a top and a bottom adapted to engage the horizontally oriented support members. The plastic core base component includes a series of feature attachment points molded directly into the top and the bottom of the plastic core base component, and the bottom of the plastic core base component includes defined receptacles for at least four vertical support members. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354261

Seat pad and method for manufacturing seat pad

It is provided a seat pad having excellent comfort in seating with improved air permeability and cushion durability in a seat pad of the vehicle seat. The seat pad includes an air permeable member having a ventilation n function with an outside. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354260

Adjustable back support for a seating surface

A back support for a chair includes a cover configured to be coupled to opposing sides of a chair frame. A strap is connected to the cover. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354259

Furniture strap clip

A furniture clip to attach to the ends of a webbing strap in a system of webbing for an article of furniture. The clip is provided with prongs to be inserted into a groove provided on the framework of the article of furniture. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354258

Seat cushion

A seat cushion comprises a relief portion to selectively provide cushioning to a user's sitz bones received when the user is seated on a seating surface. The selective cushioning provided by the relief portion to the user's sitz bones can be greater than cushioning provided by the remainder of the seat cushion to portions of the user's body other than the sitz bones. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354257

Multi-use seat

A seat, suitable for outdoor use, together with methods for preparing and using the same. The seat includes first and second structural members that can be pivotally coupled to each other at opposing first and second pivot points such that the first and second structural members can selectively rotate about and between open and closed positions. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354256

Seating arrangement

A seating arrangement includes a back frame that includes a top portion, a bottom portion, and a pair of side portions that cooperate to define an opening, wherein at least one of the top portion, the bottom portion and the side portions include a longitudinally extending channel, a back shell having a forwardly facing support surface located within the opening and configured to support a seated user, and an attachment portion that extends about at least a portion of a periphery the support surface, and a cover member extending over the support surface, wherein the cover member is directly attached to the attachment portion of the back shell at an attachment location, and wherein the attachment location and the attachment portion of the back shell are located within the channel and concealed from view.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354255

Seating furniture

A seating furniture includes a seat device and a backrest device connected via at least one first rotatable coupling in respective coupling portions (p) of the backrest device and at rear portion (b) of the seat device. A base supports the seat device and the backrest device. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354254

Chair with articulating backrest

A chair having an articulating backrest that deforms when reclined to support an occupant's head or shoulders. A backrest assembly includes a mesh insert secured to a frame, which includes an upper frame section and a lower frame section interconnected by a pair of articulated joints. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354253

Height adjustable stanchion

A stanchion for supporting a structure includes a bracket configured to be coupled to the structure, a threaded rod coupled to and extending from the bracket, and a housing having a first end adjacent the bracket, a second end opposite the first end, and an engagement member positioned within the housing between the first end and the second end. The engagement member has threads that engage the threaded rod. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354252

Household appliance

A household appliance includes a storage space. A partition plate located in the storage space includes a first surface, a second surface, a first end, and a second end. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354251

Vibration damping shelf

Providing a vibration damping shelf which can suppress fall of articles placed on a shelf member while suppressing shake of other articles or the like. The vibration damping shelf includes a damper and shelf plates. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354250

Furniture stabilizing assembly

A furniture stabilizing assembly for keeping furniture level on a support surface includes at least one spacer that may be inserted between a leg of furniture and a support surface. Thus, the furniture may sit level on the support surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354249

Hermetically sealable storage cabinets

In accordance with one embodiment, a hermetically sealable food storage cabinet for storing dry food is disclosed. The hermetically sealable food storage cabinet includes a body/housing with a storage compartment, a hinged door for opening and closing over an opening of the storage compartment, and a magnetic gasket coupled to the hinged door for providing a substantial air-tight seal between the hinged door and the body/housing of the storage cabinet.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354248

Power access door assembly

A power access door assembly for use with a worksurface includes a frame configured to be received within an opening of the worksurface, a hinge coupled to the frame, and a door coupled to the hinge for movement relative to the frame. The door is movable relative to the frame between a first position, in which the door is positioned within a perimeter of the frame and substantially blocks access to the opening, a second position, in which the door is pivoted open relative to the frame, and a third position, in which the door is moved outside the perimeter of the frame.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354247

Workstation accessory including a clamp mechanism

A workstation includes a working surface, a channel within the working surface, a rail positioned within the channel, and a clamp mechanism having an accessory and an actuator operable to removably couple the clamp mechanism to the rail. The actuator includes a first side that has a first manually engageable surface and a second side that has a second manually engageable surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354246

Functional rail and worksurface support

A functional rail system is mounted to the top of a modular office panel and supports a worksurface on the rail with the worksurface locked in position along the rail. The rail includes a channel in the upper surface for receiving an accessory, and a side accessory slot for mounting the worksurface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354245

Stand up desk having adjustable heights

An adjustable stand up desk includes an upper desk surface and a second desk surface connected to the upper desk surface. The desk further includes a base with at least two channels and a pair of positioning legs configured to sit on an existing desk. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354244

Multi-functional table and table control system

A multi-functional table is provided. The multi-functional table includes at least one plate, at least one support part connected to the at least one plate and adjusting a height of each of the at least one plate, a communication part receiving user information from a user terminal, and a controller part controlling operations of the at least one support part in response to the user information which is received from the communication part.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354243

Pedestal table with crossed legs

The present invention comprises a novel line of furniture featuring a pedestal with or without a tabletop. The pedestal consists of a base and a top plate connected by minimum of three pairs of legs. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354242

Portable, tray and carrying case apparatus

A portable, tray and carrying case apparatus is disclosed. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a tray adapted for being placed in at least a working position and a stowed position; a carrying case for storing or stowing the tray when not in use; a support arm secured to the carrying case and adapted for being placed in an elevated position whereby the tray may be placed in the working position; a support arm locking mechanism for locking the support arm in the elevated position relative to the carrying case; and a tray locking and support bracket assembly for locking the tray in the working position relative to the support arm and for providing support to the tray when the tray is in the working position and being used by a user. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354241

Oral care implement

An oral care implement having tooth cleaning elements and an elastomeric soft tissue cleanser. In one aspect, the oral care implement has a handle and a head (110) coupled to the handle, an elastomeric soft tissue cleanser having a plurality of protuberances (152) extending from a rear surface of the head (110), and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements (115) extending from a front surface of the head. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354240

Oral care implement

An oral care implement that includes a conical tuft of bristles. In one embodiment, the invention is an oral care implement that includes a handle and a head coupled to the handle, the head having a front surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354239

Applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows

The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having an application member comprising a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, and spikes that are carried by the core and are arranged in groups of spikes within longitudinal rows, in which applicator the groups of spikes are preferably uniformly spaced along the longitudinal rows and each comprise at least two spikes, at least one longitudinal row of spikes being axially offset with respect to the consecutive longitudinal row, in such a way that at least one group of spikes of the offset row occupies the same axial position as a space free of spikes between two groups of spikes of the consecutive row.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354238

Convertible backpack babychair

A backpack converts into a babychair. The babychair is adapted to attach to a table and to allow a human child to sit in the babychair while facing the table. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354237

Applicator for applying a cosmetic product to human keratin fibers

The application rod comprises a first (42) and a second (46) elbows substantially coplanar, adjacent to one another and arranged between the gripping handle and the receiving area, said two elbows being of opposite convexities,. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354236

Apparatus for holding cosmetics

There is a container that allows the movement of a cosmetic product in a holder within a sheath from a first position to a second position with the force translated from a button slider outside the sheath to underneath the product holder.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354235

Curing applicator

A curing applicator for curing a curable formulation as it is applied to a surface includes an applicator assembly extending from a base assembly. The applicator assembly is configured to apply the curable formulation to the surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354234

Peristaltic hand-held cosmetic dispensing system

A cosmetic delivery system includes a peristaltic pump assembly having one or more wipers, the peristaltic pump assembly configured to mobilize the one or more wipers and to compress a flexible tubing received within an inner passageway partly defined by a pump casing wall, and a cosmetic applicator set having a cosmetic cartridge, the cosmetic cartridge fluidically coupled to a proximate end of the flexible tubing and an applicator connected to a distal end of the flexible tubing.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354233

Personal applicator

A personal applicator for application of a cream, gel or lotion by a user has a flexible elongate member (18) coated and/or impregnated with the cream gel or lotion from within the body (12) of a container (14). The flexible elongate member can be a chord, and may slave a solid or elasticated central core covered with an impregnatable or absorbent sheath or coating, such as a foam. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354232

Pumping type of cosmetic container equipped with side button

A pumping type of cosmetics container equipped with a side button, wherein the container is configured such that a pumping action occurs and contents are discharged when the user pressurizes a button part and the button part elastically deforms due to own elastic force of the button part, thereby making it possible to easily discharge the contents by means of a simple structure even without the presence of a separate pumping member, and thus making it possible to not only shorten the assembly time but also to reduce manufacturing costs.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354231

Device control system, wearable device, information processing device, fragrance material ejection method, and device control method

A device control system including a wearable device and a server. The wearable device includes a device that ejects a fragrance material, a biological sensor, and a computer. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354230

Cosmetic vessel

There is provided a cosmetic vessel. The cosmetic vessel includes an airless pump configured to discharge cosmetics accommodated therein by using a piston that rises in a cylinder, a discharge plate provided at one side of the airless pump and having at least one discharge hole, and a guide unit provided between the airless pump and the discharge plate. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354229

Cosmetic wallet compact

A cosmetic wallet compact comprising a housing having a first casing, a second casing and attachment means, such as hook and loop fastener strips, to attach the cosmetic wallet compact to a handheld device. First casing is adapted and sized to hold and retain credit card(s), identification card(s) and folded bill(s) in an interior cavity. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354228

Container for packaging a cosmetic article

The axis of the plate forms an angle less than or equal to 90° with the axis of the lid. A housing provided in the plate (16) comprises a bottom (38) and an elastically deformable side wall (56). ...

12/14/17 / #20170354227

Kit for emitting light on a nail of a user and associated method

The kit (10) comprises at least one fluorescent coating (30) intended to be applied on the waveguide (26), the waveguide (26) being configured to transmit the light emitted by the light emitting diode (14) to the fluorescent coating (30), the fluorescent coating (30) being excited at the wavelength of the light emitting diode (14).. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354226

Lice and nit removal tool and method

A lice removing apparatus and method of using it are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible fabric sheet having a pair of pockets defined on a first side of the sheet adjacent opposite ends of the sheet. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354225

Consumer good multimedia system

What is presented is a multimedia system for incorporation with a consumer good. The system comprises one or more stereo speakers; a memory for the storage of one or more data files; a power supply coupled to power the one or more stereo speakers; and a switch coupled to temporarily cutoff power from said power supply to said one or more stereo speakers.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354224

Kit for illuminating the hair of a user and associated method

The kit comprises a fluorescent material (30), the optical fiber (26) being configured to transmit the light emitted by the or each light emitting diode to the fluorescent material (30), the fluorescent material (30) being excited at the wavelength of the or each light emitting diode.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354223

Refill for inserting into a device for treating the hair by pivoting

The invention relates to a cosmetic refill (20) intended to be inserted in a removable manner into a housing (22) in a device (2) for treating the hair and to the associated treatment device (2). The cosmetic refill (20) comprises a body (23) that has a first wall (40) and a second wall (38) opposite the first wall (40), and at least one coupling relief (50, 52) that extends from each of the first wall (40) and the second wall (38). ...

12/14/17 / #20170354222

Apparatus, system and method for carrying multiple interconnected luggage bags

An apparatus, a system and a method connects bags around a traveler to allow the traveler to move while carrying the bags. A first bag rests upon a shoulder of the traveler and connects to a third bag near the waist of the traveler by a strap. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354221

Smart luggage system

A smart luggage apparatus includes a case assembly with at least a stowage compartment. A smart handle assembly is mounted to a case assembly. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354220

Protective enclosure for an electronic device

A protective enclosure includes a structural member, a metallic tab, and a flexible member. The structural member is configured for receiving an electronic device and includes a front opening for accessing a touchscreen of the installed electronic device. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354219

Luggage transport system

A luggage transport system includes a first piece of luggage, a transport platform movably coupled to the first piece of luggage, and at least one additional piece of luggage supported on the transport platform, wherein the transport platform is adapted to be elevated and lowered relative the first piece of luggage.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354218

System for securing luggage

A luggage system includes a first piece of luggage, a second piece of luggage, a first attachment member positioned on the first piece of luggage, and a second attachment member positioned on the second piece of luggage and adapted to couple to the first attachment member to secure the first and second pieces of luggage together, wherein the first and second attachment members are in a movable arrangement when coupled such that the first and second pieces of luggage move relative each other.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354217

Luggage

A case (1) comprises a shell (2) and a handle (4) moveable relative to the shell between a first position for carrying the case (1) and a second position for moving the case (1) over the ground (7), wherein the second position is further from the shell (2) than the first position. In the first position, the handle (4) is positioned substantially over the centre of gravity of the case (1) when the case (1) is in an orientation for moving the case (1) over an upwardly-facing surface (7).. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354216

Flexible luggage with garment bag and integral core

A piece of luggage may include a garment bag, and a flexible core integrated into a first end of the garment bag, the flexible core comprising one or more interior spaces to hold items. The garment bag may be configured to be wrapped around the flexible core.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354215

Wind resistant umbrella

An inversion resistant umbrella. The inversion resistant umbrella is configured to minimize the likelihood of a protective canopy from turning inside out, thereby minimizing the risk of damage to the umbrella. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354214

Umbrella

An improved umbrella is a handheld umbrella which protects the user from the sun and inclement weather, with a switch on the handle to illuminate streaming or solid lights along the borders for decorative and safety purposes. The umbrella is able to emit a sound with the push of a button in case of emergency. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354213

Perfume bottle pendant

A perfume bottle pendant, having a bottle body for containing perfume essential oil, a decorative housing sleeved on the periphery of the body, a bottle cap arranged over the body, a screw position arranged below the cap, with one end extending into the inside of the body, and a decorative cap head arranged above the cap. The bottle body and bottle cap are made from an aluminum alloy material, and a buckling portion for buckling a chain connecting device is arranged on a joint of the bottle cap and bottle body. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354212

Jewelry clasp having two fastening parts and use of said jewelry clasp, bracelet, and kit

The invention relates to a jewelry clasp, comprising two fastening parts, which each have, among other things, a permanent magnet. The invention further relates to the use of such a jewelry clasp as a safety closure and/or fastening system, to bracelet comprising such a jewelry clasp, and to a kit comprising at least two bracelets.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354211

Adjustable garment closure

A technique for closing garments provides a flexible line and a take-up component. The flexible line has a first end and a second end. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354210

Rings and methods of fabricating the same

A ring is provided. The ring includes a shank and a head extending from the shank. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354209

Customizable elastic band system

A customizable elastic band includes a means for coupling at least one secondary component thereto, the secondary component adapted to individualize the elastic band. In one aspect of the present invention, the elastic band includes a recess adapted to receive and hold the secondary component. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354208

Assembly type ornament device

Disclosed herein is an assembly-type ornament. The assembly-type ornament includes: a male body placed on an outer surface of a coupling object having a mounting hole formed therethrough and including an insert protruding from one surface thereof to be inserted into the mounting hole and a locking groove formed along an outer circumferential surface of the insert; and a female body placed inside the coupling object and including a holder protruding from one surface thereof and formed with an insertion hole receiving the insert and a locking protrusion formed on an inner circumferential surface of the holder to be engaged with the locking groove.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354207

Sports shoe, in particular for cycling

A sport shoe includes a first lacing strip, a second lacing strip, an intermediate strip and a closing device. The closing device includes a first winder and a second winder for stressing the first lacing strip and the second lacing strip so as to bring them closer together, and an actuator unit for selectively rotating the first winder or the second winder. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354206

Reel based closure system

Disclosed is a closure system used in combination in any of a variety of applications including clothing, for example as a footwear lacing system comprising a lace attached to a tightening mechanism. The lace extends through a series of guide members positioned along two opposing footwear closure portions. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354205

Lace point

A lace point includes: a thin plate adapted for use adjacent to a shoe eyelet of a shoe and adapted to receive a lace adjacent to the shoe eyelet; and at least one constricted receptacle slot defined within the thin plate, adapted to constrict the lace, and through which the lace passes in order to secure the lace fixed in place and to which the lace is thereby further deterred from movement; wherein the lace point secures a portion of a lace in a shoe, the shoe being loosely secured upon a foot of a wearer by a lace maintained in an untied, fashionable position within the shoe.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354204

Footwear and method of using such footwear

A shoe that includes a sole assembly, an upper including a vamp and a tightening device. The tightening device includes keepers, a single lace having a tightening portion in a lacing path, and a blocking element having an active state for fixing a length of the tightening portion of the lace. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354203

Apparatus, system and method for making and using an elastic shoelace with a hollow core

An apparatus, system and method have a shoelace with a length defined between two ends. The shoelace is made from an elastic material that folds to join at a seam extending lengthwise along the shoelace. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354202

Vamp with loop protection eyelets and manufacture method thereof

A vamp with loop protection eyelets and a manufacture method thereof are disclosed. The vamp comprises a vamp body including a middle part having a notch which functions as a shoe tongue part. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354201

Insole

An insole comprises an insole body of a suitable thickness and softness, which comprises a metatarsal area, an arch area, and a heel area, wherein the metatarsal area has a treading portion, which is concaved and corresponded to a ball of the foot for receiving the ball of foot, and an outer supporting portion, which is extended from the treading portion toward the transverse arch to form an inclined plane and having a thickness which is more than the thickness of the treading portion. Accordingly, the soles of user's feet are adjusted inward by the insole of the present invention which is designed for adjusting the foot posture, lowering the pressure on the normal or valgus feet to keep the guide path of the stress on feet in a relaxed posture. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354200

Sole structure for an article of footwear having longitudinal extending bridge portions with an interwoven stiffness controlling device

A sole plate includes slots spaced apart from each other and extending along a longitudinal axis to define at least one interior bridge portion disposed therebetween. A lateral bridge portion is disposed between a lateral side of the sole plate and a lateral most one of the slots, and a medial bridge portion is disposed between a medial side of the sole plate and a medial most one of the slots. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354199

Semiconductor device, method for manufacturing semiconductor device, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a semiconductor device, including a semiconductor substrate, an interlayer insulating layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, a bonding electrode formed on a surface of the interlayer insulating layer, and a metal film which covers an entire surface of a bonding surface including the interlayer insulating layer and the bonding electrode.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354198

Outward rotating golf shoes

A golf shoe sole with a pattern configured for outward, one-way rotation includes a pattern with a rotation point pattern. The rotation point pattern includes a center point tread or center cone spike, whereby the golf shoe is configured to rotate about the center point tread of the rotational pattern. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354197

Footwear with gun holster

A footwear for carrying a firearm includes an upper and a holster. The upper defines a cavity adapted to receive a foot. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354196

Augmented audio enhanced perception system

A method of using an augmented audio enhanced perception system, comprising: tracking at least one object with at least one helmet mounted sensing unit; processing at least one of the at least one tracked object and an ambient sound by a processing unit; and, providing at least one of a synthesized audio signal and a processed ambient sound to a first user of the system using an audio interface unit, to provide information concerning the at least one object to the first user.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354195

Adjustable shower cap

An adjustable fit shower cap and method of use involving a hair covering; a protective overlay around the base; and, an adjustable band that is more comfortable, more durable, larger and that better protects elaborate hairdos.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354194

Retractable headgear

A retractable headgear for covering a user contact surface includes a substantially hemispherical crown (shc), a channel, a retractable visor, and a locking element. The substantially hemispherical crown includes an outer surface and an inner surface. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354193

Fastener for wig and wig using the same

A fastener for a wig having two approximately u-shape members, each configured of a comb teeth fixed piece, and two curved elastic leg portions which extend from both ends of the comb teeth fixed piece. The two approximately u-shape members are connected to each other at a plurality of connecting points located away from each other in a direction that each of the curved elastic leg portions extends under the condition that opening portions of the approximately u-shape members face each other and the curved elastic leg portions are overlapped each other. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354192

Lower body garment with secure pocket

A lower body garment, such as athletic shorts or sweat pants for use during physical activity, comprises an outer layer and an inner layer. The outer layer has a waist opening and two leg openings and is made of a first material. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354191

Slip resistant headband

A headband includes a length of fabric material and, attached to its inside surface, a strip of polymeric closed-cell foam material to engage the forehead or hairline of a wearer. The polymeric material has a tread pattern to resist slippage on the forehead, even under heavy perspiration.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354190

Heating and cooling technologies

A heating and cooling device is disclosed comprising at least one integral low voltage heating and cooling source and an efficient flexible heat distribution means having a thermal conductivity of from 375 to 4000 w/mk for distributing the heat and cool across a surface. Further aspects include thermal interface compounds to provide full thermal contact as well as the use of a phase change material to provide a long lasting heating and/or cooling effect without the use of external electrical input. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354189

Brassiere including a support edge starting underneath the cup to rise to the rear attachment of the strap

A brassiere includes two cups attached by a central link, a lateral band affixed onto a side of each cup and terminating at a central rear hook, and a strap supporting an upper part of each cup. Each strap extends forward via an internal reinforcement edge meeting the central link and via an external reinforcement edge separate from the cup forming an upper contour of the lateral band. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354188

Brassiere with reinforced support

The disclosure concerns a brassiere (10) of the type including at least a first cup (12a) and a second cup (12b), characterized in that each cup (12a, 12b) includes a first exterior support (28) and a second interior support (30) each of which has generally the shape of a crescent, defined by a generally convex edge (32, 34) and by an opposing concave edge (36, 38), the concave edge (36) of the first support (28) being generally arranged racing the concave edge (38) of the second support (30), the first support (28) and the second support (30) exhibiting a first lower end (40) and a second lower end (42), respectively, which are crossed in a zone of support (z1) for the breasts.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354187

Hip pad for decreasing a waist-to-hip ratio

A hip pad is provided for decreasing a waist-to-hip ratio of a user and includes a generally elongated body having a hip portion and a thigh portion that are integrally formed with the generally elongated body. The hip pad also includes an interior surface of the hip portion that is contoured to an anatomical curvature of a hip region of the user. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354186

Oven assembly for personal electronic vaporizer

The disclosure relates to an oven assembly configured for use with a personal electronic vaporizer. Some versions of the oven assembly may include features such as a base, an outer wall extending from the base, a first chamber defined by the outer wall and the base, an oven element disposed in the first chamber, a second chamber defined by the oven element, and at least one opening defined by the oven element. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354185

Portable vaporization device with a removable container

A portable vaporization device with a removable container is disclosed. The portable vaporization device includes a heating chamber, a mouthpiece, a battery compartment, and a removable container. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354184

Aerosol-generating systems and methods for guiding an airflow inside an electrically heated aerosol-generating system

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including a liquid storage portion including a container configured to hold a liquid aerosol-generating substrate and defining an opening; a heater assembly extending across the opening along a plane transverse to the opening and including at least one electrically operated heating element; and a first channel defining a first flow route, a portion of the first channel being arranged with respect to the plane transverse to the opening such that at least a portion of the first channel is configured to direct air originating from outside the system to impinge against and across a surface portion of the at least one electrically operated heating element. A method for guiding an airflow in an electrically operated aerosol-generating system is also provided.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354183

Electronic cigarette, bluetooth assembly thereof, and smoking information acquisition system

The present application discloses an electronic cigarette, a bluetooth assembly thereof, and a smoking information acquisition system, the electronic cigarette comprises an electronic cigarette body; the electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomization assembly and a battery assembly, the electronic cigarette further comprises a bluetooth assembly configured for communicating with an external terminal, two ends of the bluetooth assembly are detachably connected with the atomization assembly and the battery assembly respectively; the bluetooth assembly comprises a microcontroller, a bluetooth transceiver module, a voltage detection module and a current detection module. The bluetooth assembly obtains output power information and smoking data of a user through the microcontroller, the user knows his/her own smoking situation and can adjust an output power of the electronic cigarette conveniently through the external terminal to control the smoke amount of the electronic cigarette.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354182

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette, including an air regulation ring assembly, an atomizing core assembly, and a base assembly. The air regulation ring assembly includes a mouthpiece having a fixing base and a rubber silicon ring, a first sealing ring, an air regulation ring having a fixing base, a second sealing ring. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354181

Reservoir for use in electronic cigarettes and electronic pens

A reservoir for inhalant product used in electronic cigarettes and electronic pens is provided which incorporates a convex or conical smooth bottom wall catch basin that, combined with a dual wick design, ensures that substantially all the inhalant product is directed to the wicks for maximum consumability of the inhalant product. Therefore, regardless of how much or how little oil/liquid inhalant product is remaining in the reservoir or the position of the reservoir, it is always being directed toward at least one wick so there is substantially no unusable space in the reservoir where product can collect and not be useable.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354180

Vaporization device

A vaporization device is provided having a plurality of pens each having a battery, a mouthpiece, and a ventilated end. A vaporization device is also provided which is disposable having a plurality of pens, each having a vaporization chamber containing a coil, a battery, a pcb, a sensor, and a tank containing e-liquid for vaporization in the pen vaporization chamber through the coil of the pen to create a vaporization product which is mixed in a vapor port of the device through which a plurality of vaporization products are delivered to a user through the mouthpiece of the device in a single vaporization event.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354179

Staple fiber blend for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements

Smoking articles including filter elements formed from two or more fibrous inputs with different physical properties are provided. A first plurality of cellulose acetate staple fibers and a second plurality of degradable polymeric staple fibers are blended to give a fiber mixture, wherein the staple fibers of the fiber mixture are randomly oriented. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354178

Composition containing chitin and digestible proteins

The present invention relates to a composition containing at least 67% by weight crude proteins, at least 5% by weight chitin, the weight percentages relating to the total weight of the composition, and 85% by weight digestible protein relative to the total weight of crude protein. The invention is also directed to a method for preparing the composition and to the uses thereof, in particular in human or animal nutrition.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354177

Antifungal composition comprising antifungal peptide and terpene alcohol

A composition with an enhanced antifungal activity, which comprises peptides as a protamine hydrolysate and which is suitable for industrial application at a low cost, can be provided, by using a combination of a protamine hydrolysate and a terpene alcohol as an active ingredient of a composition having an antifungal activity.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354176

Food or beverage composition

(d) having a gelatinization enthalpy at 50° c. To 130° c. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354175

Sweetener composition

Formulations comprising one or more sweetener and one or more flavor modifying compound are provided herein, wherein the formulation is provided for use in ingestible products, such as food or beverage products or pharmaceutical, or for use in non-comestible products, such as cosmetic or hygienic products.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354174

Popcorn maker with pivoting stir arms

A kitchen appliance for popping popcorn comprises a heating surface capable of receiving and heating a quantity of popcorn kernels, a rotating hub projecting upward through the heating surface, and at least one stir arm pivotably coupled to the hub such that the at least one stir arm is selectively pivotable between a down position for stirring the popcorn kernels and an up position for cleaning.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354173

Sprouted cereal, method for manufacturing same, food product containing same, and bdnf production accelerator

The invention relates to a novel technique for germinating a sproutable food such as rice, other types of cereals, or seeds. Provided is a novel germination technique capable of increasing a content of glutamate, accelerating an enrichment of gamma-aminobutyric acid, and exerting excellent functionality for the body, and a novel functional food material or pharmaceutical agent. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354172

Sealed edible container filled with free flowable powder food ingredient

The present invention relates to a food product such as a snack comprising at least one sealed edible hollow container filled with free flowable edible solids; wherein the container is configured to release the edible solids in order to be consumed in its present form or reconstituted with a liquid. The present invention also relates to a process of making such a snack. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354171

Process for preparing ready-to-eat coconut

A process for preparing a ready-to-eat mature coconut in which coconuts are selected based on its flotation characteristics, higher floaters being more mature. An oval or circular groove is carved partially into the bottom of the coconut shell. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354170

Method for preparing and packaging a ready-made dish, and corresponding ready-made dish

A method for preparing and packaging a ready-made dish. The method includes: placing a first food item in a container; placing a second food item in the container in such a way that the second food item is situated above the first food item; placing a sauce or a gravy in the container so that the sauce or the gravy is situated beneath the first food item or mixed with the first food item without being in contact with the second food item before and during the heating process; carrying out the hermetic vacuum sealing of the container; heating the food contents of the closed container, the container remaining without movement during the heating step.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354169

Disposable cartridge filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient to be combined with a base liquid for the preparation of a liquid product

The invention relates to a disposable cartridge filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient to be combined with a base liquid for the preparation of a liquid product, e.g. A beverage concentrate to be combined with water, e.g. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354168

Feeding algae to cattle at low doses to produce high omega 3 levels in beef

Disclosed herein is a method for feeding low doses of algae to cattle to increase the level of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids including docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentenoic acid (epa) in commercial cattle feeding environments. The method of increasing the level of omega-3 fatty acids in cattle which comprises feeding the cattle between about 0.05 and 0.8 pounds per day of algae.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354167

Chemical mitigants in animal feed and feed ingredients

Methods of preventing or decreasing pedv and/or salmonella bacteria in animal feed, feed ingredients, and pet food are provided. The methods utilize generally safe chemical mitigants, such as medium chain fatty acids, essential oils, and sodium bisulfate. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354166

Method of increasing levels of omega-3 fatty acids in beef products by administration of a grass and algae diet

A method for increasing the levels of omega-3 fatty acids (“omega-3s”), particularly docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentaenoic/icosapentaenoic acid (epa), in beef products by feeding cattle a diet containing grass as the primary ingredient supplemented with whole algae high in omega-3s. A method of increasing the levels of omega-3s in beef comprising feeding beef animals a daily food ration comprising grass and whole algae.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354165

Bacon products and methods of making same

A bacon analogue or a reconstructed bacon product having a first component with about 42% lean meat, such as a lean pork muscle and about 58% fat and a second component with at least about 85% lean meat, such as a lean pork muscle is provided. The bacon analogue may have a ratio of first to second components of between about 35:65 to about 65:35 and a total fat percentage of about 28% to about 48%. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354164

System and method for custom engraving chocolate

A method of producing a chocolate confection includes selecting a type of chocolate for the chocolate confection, selecting a finished size of the chocolate confection, selecting a design template of the confection, providing a message to be laser engraved onto the chocolate confection, and laser engraving the message and design template directly onto the chocolate confection.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354163

Device for transporting moulds for chocolate or confectionery

A device for transporting moulds for chocolate or confectionery is provided with at least one rod that extends below, above or next to the moulds, whereby this rod is movable back and forth in its longitudinal direction and is provided with a number of catches for the moulds that are placed along its longitudinal direction, whereby the rod is rotatable around its axis so that the catches can rotate from a first position, whereby they can take along the moulds, to a second position whereby they are situated below or above the plane of the moulds or next to the moulds.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354162

Methods of improving lecithin functionality and applications thereof

The present invention is directed towards methods of improving the interfacial activity of lecithin. Methods of standardizing lecithin are further disclosed. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354161

Foaming dairy compositions

The present invention relates to a product comprising: —a container (1) having a volume vc, sealed by a sealing (6), and —a dairy composition (2), having a volume vd, which is comprised in the sealed container, characterized in that the dairy composition comprises caseinomacropeptide (cmp) and 0.60<vd/vc<0.72. The dairy composition is preferably a fermented dairy composition. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354160

Process for the production of uht milk with improved taste characteristics

(h) mixing the ultra-heat treated fraction m1 of step (g) with the pasteurized retentate r2 of step (e), obtaining the target product.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354159

Anti-oxidant composition

The present invention provides an anti-oxidant composition comprising (a) an extract obtained from or obtainable from a plant of the labiatae family, (b) an extract obtained from or obtainable from a plant of the genus matricaria or of the genus chamaemelum. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354158

Apparatus, systems and methods for minimizing lipid oxidation in food product

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to apparatus, systems and methods for minimizing lipid oxidation in products such as food products including tuna salad.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354157

Method to improve sliceability of baked goods

The invention discloses a method of improving sliceability of a baked product prepared from dough comprising: —incorporating into the dough a glycosyltransferase (ec 2.4.1.18) and/or a cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase; —baking the dough into a baked product; and —slicing the baked product during the cooling period when the baked product has a core temperature of 30-55° c.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354156

Apparatus, system, and process for making a bakery product

A system to make a bread loaf includes means for moving continuously pans along a predetermined path, each pan including at least one cavity sized and configured for making a bread loaf. Means conditioning continuously a batch of unconditioned dough reduces the size of air pockets therein to form a conditioned dough. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354155

Automated oven for cooking of bakery products and in particular pizza

The object of the present invention is an automated oven for producing and cooking bakery products, such as pizzas and the like.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354154

Repellent wrist or ankle band

The present invention relates to a wrist or ankle band that enables one to repel unpleasant pests, for example mosquitoes, flies, bees, bugs, and flying pests from the human body. Plant essential oils, chemical pest repellents and natural insect repellent ingredients, are impregnated in the constituent material of the wrist or ankle band so that by means of using said wrist or ankle band a person can avoid contact with those pests. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354153

Propiconazole resistant mutants of chlorella species

The present disclosure relates to propiconazole resistant mutants of chlorella species having accession no. Ccap 211/134. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354152

Pesticidal composition and method for controlling pests

To provide a pesticidal composition which has a wide pesticidal spectrum, is highly active and capable of reducing the amount of the active ingredient to be applied and has a long-lasting effect. Also provided is a method for controlling pests. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354151

Pesticidally active heterocyclic derivatives with sulphur containing substituents

Wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts, stereoisomers, enantiomers, tautomers and n-oxides of those compounds, can be used as insecticides and can be prepared in a manner known per se.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354150

Ternary fungicidal and pesticidal mixtures

The present invention relates to novel mixtures, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these mixtures, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms or pests in crop protection and in the protection of materials and for enhancing plant health.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354149

Herbicidal triazoles

Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of formula 1 and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354148

Safened herbicidal compositions containing halauxifen and methods of use thereof in brassica species

Provided herein are safened herbicidal compositions for use in brassica species susceptible to injury by halauxifen comprising (a) a herbicidally effective amount of halauxifen or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester of thereof, and (b) one or more of (i) a herbicide[s], capable of safening the halauxifen to the brassica species, or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, or (ii) a herbicide safener, capable of safening the halauxifen to the brassica species, or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354147

Safening aminopyralid compositions in brassica species with clopyralid and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are safened herbicidal compositions for use in brassica species susceptible to injury by aminopyralid comprising (a) a herbicidally effective amount of aminopyralid or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester of thereof, and (b) clopyralid or an agriculturally acceptable salt, ester, or combination thereof.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354146

Safening 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)-5-fluoropyridine-2-carboxylic acid compositions in brassica species and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are safened herbicidal compositions for use in brassica species susceptible to injury by 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)-5-fluoropyridine-2-carboxylic acid comprising (a) a herbicidally effective amount of 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)-5-fluoropyridine-2-carboxylic acid or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester of thereof, and (b) a safener. The safener can be a herbicide or a herbicide safener capable of safening the brassica species susceptible to injury by 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)-5-fluoropyridine-2-carboxylic acid.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354145

Growth enhancement of plant by using cationic guars

The present invention provides a method for increasing the growth of a plant by contacting a seed of the plant with a composition comprising a cationic guar having an average molecular weight of between 2,000 daltons and 90,000 daltons. The present invention also provides a seed treated with a cationic guar having an average molecular weight of between 2,000 daltons and 90,000 daltons.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354144

Methods for disinfection

The present disclosure relates to methods and system for disinfecting surfaces within an area by forming peracids in a reaction layer in situ on the surfaces to be disinfected. Aqueous compositions comprising peracid reactant compounds, particularly hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, are sequentially dispersed into the area, preventing peracids from being formed until the two peracid reactant compounds contact each other on the surface to be disinfected. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354143

Antimicrobial transparent plastic in the form of film or extruded shape

Antimicrobial compositions and films are provided comprising a polymer and antimicrobial nanoparticles evenly dispersed in the polymer. The antimicrobial nanoparticles comprises an ionic antimicrobial agent and a support agent that localizes the ionic antimicrobial agent to surfaces of the support agent, and wherein the support agent releases the ionic antimicrobial agent through chemical exchange. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354142

Pesticidal compositions

(b) at least one non-ionic surface active compound having a hydrophile-lipophile balance (hlb) of between 10 and 18, one or more customary formulation auxiliaries, and water; wherein active ingredient (a) is suspended or dispersed in the water, the weight ratio of surface active compound (b) to active ingredient (a) is in the range of from 1.5 to 15.0, provided the minimum amount of surface active compound (b) is at least 6 weight %, based on the total weight of the formulated composition. Also a method of improving pesticide residue levels in agriculture.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354141

Insect repellent composition and method of use

The present invention is concerned with an insect repellent composition and a method of using the same to repel insects over an extended period of time. The compositions of the invention include natural insect repellents and can provide a prolongation of complete protection times to a 12 hour minimum thereby enabling a once daily dosage regime if required.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354140

Lateral silicon nanospikes fabricated using metal-assisted chemical etching

The present disclosure relates to methods for forming an antimicrobial nanostructure and antimicrobial articles. The methods may include: providing a master template of a layout of the antimicrobial nanostructure on a silicon substrate, depositing a silicon nitride layer on a top surface of the silicon substrate, forming a patterned lithographic resist mask layer on a top surface of the silicon nitride layer, generating certain silicon pillars according to the patterned lithographic resist mask using a resist and reactive ion etching, forming certain lateral silicon nanospikes on the silicon pillars by performing metal assisted chemical etching (macetch), and removing the silicon nitride layer and bonding a top cover glass on the silicon pillars to form the antimicrobial nanostructure having lateral silicon nanospikes. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354139

Pest-management apparatuses with separator to improve function of rodent sensor

Pest-management apparatuses (e.g., stations), such as, for example, that can configured to permit a rodent to enter and retrieve a bait and/or become trapped (e.g., adhesive or a snap-trap).. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354138

Land animal trap and barrier

A land animal snare barrier comprising a netting having a first layer and a second layer. The first layer defines a first plurality of through holes of a first size. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354137

Liquid placement apparatus

An apparatus and method of applying liquid product to a crop growing in a field. A plurality of drop assemblies are laterally spaced along the boom structure, each of the plurality of drop assemblies include a boom mounting bracket which supports a vertical support member and a spray assembly disposed at a lower end of the vertical support member, the boom mounting bracket having a first pivot axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the boom structure. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354136

Domestic insect trap

The present invention consists of a collapsible trap for insects, particularly male and female aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the trap preferably being made of card and designed for use in a domestic or commercial environment. Specifically, the present invention discloses a foldable trap for insects, particularly male and female aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the trap being formed by a hollow, prismatic main body which comprises an upper cover and a lower cover. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354135

Insect trap

In some implementations, an insect trap includes a plurality of individual cells, with each of the cells being configured to trap very few, and in some instances a single flying insect. Each cell defines a cavity and may be provided with an independently operable door to selectively close the cavity. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354134

Articulating ice scoop for ice fishing

An ice fishing tool takes the form of an articulating scoop or ladle for scooping out fish, ice, or debris configured as an ice fishing tool. The tool comprises a handle, a perforated scoop, and a shaft connecting the handle to the scoop. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354133

Bait casting reel

Provided is a bait casting reel including braking magnets that provide braking force against rotation of a spool using magnetic force to prevent backlash of the spool in casting. The bait casting reel allows a user to minimally space a spool and an anti-backlash unit to set the maximum braking force of a braking magnet by bringing the spool and the anti-backlasher in contact with each other when a braking dial for moving the anti-backlasher left and right in the longitudinal direction of the spool is turned to the maximum, in order to prevent the braking magnet from being worn or damaged by coming in contact with the spool due to deformation of the rotary shaft of the spool or a friction washer and to allow the user to freely and easily adjust the braking force of the braking magnet without replacing a part.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354132

Multi-layered grip

Disclosed are grips and methods of making grips for use with the handle of an article, and in particular for use with fishing poles and golf clubs. Grips preferably include a multi-layered gripping member and an inner sleeve or mounting body. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354131

Animal models and therapeutic molecules

The invention discloses methods for the generation of chimaeric human-non-human antibodies and chimaeric antibody chains, antibodies and antibody chains so produced, and derivatives thereof including fully humanised antibodies; compositions comprising the antibodies, antibody chains and derivatives, as well as cells, non-human mammals and vectors, suitable for use in the methods.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354130

Method of conveniently producing genetically modified non-human mammal with high efficiency

An object of the present invention is to provide a method of conveniently producing a genetically modified non-human mammal with high efficiency using a crispr-cas9 system and particularly a production method whereby gene knock-in can be achieved with high efficiency regardless of the gene size. The method of producing a genetically modified non-human mammal comprises introducing a cas9 protein, a crrna fragment comprising a nucleotide sequence complementary to a target dna region, and a tracrrna fragment into a non-human mammalian oocyte to genetically modify the target dna.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354129

Biotinylated and oxidized ldl receptor and advanced glycation end product receptor produced using genetically engineered silkworm

The present invention pertains to a silkworm-type biotinylated ctld14 or srage and a method for manufacturing the same. One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing biotinylated proteins, wherein the method includes a) a step for inserting a nucleic acid molecule for coding biotin ligase and protein in a coexpressable manner into a silkworm or a living organism that imparts sugar chains that are the same as the sugar chains of the silkworm, b) a step for causing the biotin ligase and protein to be expressed by disposing the silkworm or the living organism that imparts sugar chains that are the same as the sugar chains of the silkworm to conditions with which the nucleic acid molecule will carry out expression, and c) a step for administering biotin to the living organism and obtaining the biotinylated protein.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354128

Indoor shrimp aquaculture system and method

A system for indoor shrimp aquaculture is described that comprises a plurality of stacked raceways, each raceway being a long, flat rectangular tank comprising at least two sections arranged in series and scaled to accommodate shrimp of increasing size. The sections are separated by a moveable section divider whereby shrimp may be transferred between sections once they reach a predetermined size by opening the moveable section divider and allowing the shrimp and water to flow through into the next section. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354127

Breather-feeder inner cover

An inner cover for a beehive and methods of making the inner cover in accordance with the present disclosure are primarily characterized by a substantially rigid base and a substantially rigid banding defining a volume within the inner cover. The base includes one or more ventilation openings which may optionally be covered by a screening material. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354126

Multilayer artificial honeycomb

A multilayer artificial honeycomb is provided, the honeycomb comprises a plurality of combs; wherein each of the combs includes a plurality of working units working independently from each other; each of the working units includes an artificial frame and three layers of honey-storing rooms movably arranged in the artificial frame. The present application is flexible based on the combs construction property of different kinds of bees, suitable to the bees which store honey and breed in the same comb, such as chinese honeybee, scoliid, bumblebee and the like. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354125

Reduced weight live poultry hauling system

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

12/14/17 / #20170354124

Bird screen

A bird screen is provided having a post assembly and a feeder assembly. The post assembly has a ground spike and a first support pipe is disposed internal to the ground spike. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354123

System and method for real-time imaging of body composition traits of food animals

A system and method for scanning a pig (or other food animal) to determine body composition and quality data in real time while the pig (or food animal) is suspended in mid-air by a lift apron in electronic communication with an ultrasound console and computer processor and configured to collect and process “target images” from the pig (or food animal) when a thumb switch activates the processor. The ultrasound probe is vertically displaced from and vertically adjustable relative to the framework so that the ultrasound probe is selectively positioned in relative space. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354122

Rope tug toy

A pet tug toy including a noise maker bladder sewn along a squeaker rope that may have pet handles or other shapes at its distal ends, and which rope extends through a tubular channel of a center section and that causes a burst of sound when the squeaker rope is pulled though the tubular channel, with the squeak sound emitted either when a squeaker in the squeaker rope is compressed by direct pressure applied by the pet to that part of the squeaker rope encompassing a squeaker bladder, or alternatively by compression of one or more of the squeak bladders positioned inside of the rope when the rope is pulled through the channel, and with the toy formed into various shapes including animal shapes such as the shape of a monkey, alligator, crocodile, cow and rabbit, for example.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354121

Predation detection animal tracking tag

A magnetic tracking tag for animals may detect the occurrence of a predation event. The tag may include a ph sensitive material that degrades in the environment of a predator's gut. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354120

Outdoor pet drinking apparatus

The disclosure relates to an outdoor pet drinking apparatus. The outdoor pet drinking apparatus comprises a bottle cap and a drinking bowl. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354119

Apparatus and method for dispensing food, medication and supplements for animals

An animal feeder comprising a housing, at least one food receptacle coupled to the housing, configured to receive and store food and comprising an inlet opening for receiving food and an outlet opening for releasing food, at least one supplement receptacle coupled to the housing, configured to receive and store at least one supplement, a food dispensing mechanism coupled to the at least one food receptacle, configured to dispense food, a supplement dispensing mechanism coupled to the at least one supplement receptacle and configured to dispense supplement from the at least one supplement receptacle, a control system coupled to the housing and connected to the food and supplement dispensing mechanisms, the control system configured to control the food and supplement dispensing mechanisms so that a desired amount of food and supplement are dispensed, and a power source coupled to the control system and the food and supplement dispensing mechanisms.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354118

Nesting material baling and dispensing system for mouse environmental enrichment

A standardized nesting material for use in laboratory environments for rodents includes a latrining substrate, and at least one bale unit formed to include a fibrous scaffolding material, and an insulating material. The bale units are of standardized size and can be packaged and sterilized to provide improved wellbeing of the animals; reduced feed and labor costs; and improved scientific quality of the studies conducted on the animals.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354117

Flooring panel assemblies as well as flooring systems and methods of assembly

A flooring system includes a flooring panel and a support element. The flooring panel has an outer periphery and defines an upper panel plane and a lower panel plane that is offset from the upper panel plane. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354116

Method for reducing incidence of mastitis in dairy animals using amine oxide antiseptic compositions

Methods and compositions for reducing the incidence of mastitis in dairy animals, the method comprising the steps of: topically applying an antimicrobial composition onto the teats or udder of the animal, the composition comprising: a first component comprising from about 2.0% to about 20.0% by weight of the composition of an amine oxide; and a second component comprising a germicide or an oxidizing agent.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354115

Lettuce variety 79-791 rz

The present invention relates to a lactuca sativa seed designated 79-791 rz. The present invention also relates to a lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-791 rz seed. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354114

Lettuce variety 79-141 rz

The present invention relates to a lactuca sativa seed designated 79-141 rz. The present invention also relates to a lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-141 rz seed. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354113

Hybrid corn plant and seed a7882

A novel hybrid corn plant, designated a7882 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid corn a7882, to the plants and plant parts of hybrid corn a7882, and to methods for producing a corn plant by crossing the hybrid corn a7882 with itself or another corn plant. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354112

Sweet corn line shy-6rlan014

The invention provides seed and plants of the sweet corn line designated shy-6rlan014. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of sweet corn line shy-6rlan014, and to methods for producing a sweet corn plant produced by crossing a plant of sweet corn line shy-6rlan014 with itself or with another sweet corn plant, such as a plant of another line. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354111

Sweet corn line shy-6rlal196

The invention provides seed and plants of the sweet corn line designated shy-6rlal196. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of sweet corn line shy-6rlal196, and to methods for producing a sweet corn plant produced by crossing a plant of sweet corn line shy-6rlal196 with itself or with another sweet corn plant, such as a plant of another line. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354110

Sweet corn hybrid svsk0391 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of sweet corn hybrid svsk0391 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of sweet corn hybrid svsk0391 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a sweet corn plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another sweet corn plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354109

Sweet corn hybrid sv7538sk and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of sweet corn hybrid sv7538sk and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of sweet corn hybrid sv7538sk and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a sweet corn plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another sweet corn plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354108

Watermelon line tsb-146-1170

The invention provides seed and plants of the watermelon line designated tsb-146-1170. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of watermelon line tsb-146-1170, and to methods for producing a watermelon plant produced by crossing a plant of watermelon line tsb-146-1170 with itself or with another watermelon plant, such as a plant of another line. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354107

Cucumber hybrid sv7237cn and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of cucumber hybrid sv7237cn and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of cucumber hybrid sv7237cn and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a cucumber plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another cucumber plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354106

Loci associated charcoal rot drought complex tolerance in soybean

The invention relates to methods and compositions for identifying soybean plants that are tolerant, have improved tolerance or are susceptible to charcoal rot drought complex. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct tolerant plants or identify and counter-select susceptible plants. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354105

Methods for identifying crosses for use in plant breeding

Exemplary methods for use in identifying crosses for use in plant breeding are disclosed. One exemplary method includes selecting a subgroup of potential crosses, based on thresholds associated with population prediction scores for the set of potential crosses. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354104

Vertical assembly for growing plants

A device for growing plants is provided. The device has a panel assembly on which a one or a plurality of nutrient flow channels is supported to provide nutrient flow passages from an inlet at an upper region to an outlet at a lower region of the support panel. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354103

Hydroponic roof gutter system

This is a roof drainage gutter system that is utilized as a hydroponic growth conduit, where the plant media growth extends over the roof providing shade and a form of insulation for the building. The system serves as a form of green roofing that does not require a soil medium to grow the plants and therefore does not require the additional structural components or costs. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354102

Method and apparatus for the automatic regulation of the irrigation of plants

A method for the automatic irrigation of plants, wherein the temporal progression of soil moisture is determined from measured soil moisture values, and the progression is used for the calculation of an optimized irrigation time duration, such that both water excess in the soil and soil drying are avoided as much as possible. Preferably, the time duration of irrigation is constantly evaluated and optimized using comparisons of measured values with prespecified moisture and dryness threshold values, and automatically adjusted to changing environmental conditions and/or plant requirements.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354101

Biodegradable plant mulch device

The invention is a completely biodegradable, bio-based plant and seedling mulching device that inhibits the growth of noxious weeds while allowing the flow of water to the root zone of the plant or seedling.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354100

Safety grow pod

A grow pod comprises a container having a sprinkler system, a water reclamation system, a climate control system, a control system, a security system and a plant drying system; and a method of water reclamation for subsequent use within the grow pod.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354099

Vertical cultivation system, components thereof, and methods for using same

A light wall for cultivating at least one plant indoors may be provided. The light wall may include a first side, a second side, a top side, a bottom side, a front side, and a back side. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354098

Plant training system

A plant training system for use with a pot that is arranged to hold a plant includes a plurality of bases that are adapted to be coupled to the pot, wherein each base is adapted to carry a stake or pole, and wherein the angle of the stake or pole relative to the pot is adjustable. There is a mechanical system for holding each base on the pot.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354097

System and apparatus for growing plants

An apparatus for growing plants is includes a body section having an upper orifice, a lower orifice, a back section, and at least one door. The upper orifice allows for planting of a plant while the at least one door allows for removal of the plant for transplanting. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354096

Stack planter reservoir

A stack planter reservoir retains a volume of water to be pumped through a hydroponic system. The stack planter reservoir includes a reservoir base, a lateral wall, a lid-receiving lip, and a planter-supporting lid. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354095

Pruning shears

Pruning shears include a cutting head with a spring-biased blade; a driving line connected at a first end to the blade; an elongated body; a handle; and a frusto-conical shaped wheel connected rotatably to the handle. The diameter of the wheel at a first end being smaller than the diameter at a second end. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354094

Sod positioning machine with sod hold down member

An apparatus for a vehicle used for positioning sod strips includes a structure for mounting on the vehicle frame and a pushing plate slidably mounted to the structure. The pushing plate is arranged to be abuttable to an edge of a sod strip. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354093

Sod positioning machine

An apparatus for a vehicle used for positioning sod strips includes a structure for mounting on the vehicle frame and a pushing plate slidably mounted to the structure. The pushing plate is arranged to be abuttable to an edge of a sod strip. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354092

Baler information system and method

A bale information system includes a baling machine configured to process a material into a bale, the baling machine including a sensor configured to measure a release of the bale from the baling machine, a global positioning system receiver in operable communication with the baling machine, and a data storage system operable to receive and store data from the global positioning system receiver.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354091

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 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. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354090

Cutting head for a string trimmer

The present invention is directed to a string trimmer line feeding mechanism having a sliding lever that locks a spool relative to the spool housing, and only feeds additional cutting line when the user actuates a button. This brakes a motor, which generates a force acting on the spool to move the lever into an unlocked position, allowing the spool to rotate relative to the spool housing and feed additional cutting line.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354089

Quick loading trimmer head

A hand-held cutting device (10) including an elongated member (45) graspable along a portion thereof by an operator, a trimmer head (25) disposed at one end of the elongated member, and a power unit operably coupled to the trimmer head to selectively cause rotation of the trimmer head, wherein the trimmer head comprises a line holding assembly (110) to hold and selectively release the trimmer line (70) and a housing to house the line holding assembly, wherein the line holding assembly includes a core (340) having a first portion (342) and a second portion (350), and a spool (130) configured to hold trimmer line that is operably coupled to the core, and wherein the second portion of the core is non-rotatably fixed to the first portion of the core when the trimmer head is in an at-rest state, and is rotatable with respect to the first position of the core when the trimmer head is in an in-use state and rotating.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354088

Electric lawn mower control apparatus

An apparatus for controlling operation of a walk-behind electric lawn mower equipped with an electric motor, a blade cutter connected to the electric motor and a rechargeable battery mounted connected to the electric motor and a motor driver circuit. In the apparatus, when an instruction to stop the electric motor is inputted, the operation of the motor driver circuit is controlled to output regenerative electric current from three-phase coils of the electric motor. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354087

Electric lawn mower control apparatus

In a control apparatus of a walk-behind electric lawn mower equipped with an electric motor, a blade cutter connected to the electric motor, a rechargeable battery connected to the electric motor, a motor driver circuit to adjust supply of operating electric power to the electric motor, on/off of a first switching element disposed in a current path connecting the battery and the electric motor and a second switching element interposed in the current path in series with a braking resistor to allow charge current from the electric motor to the braking resistor, wherein operation of the first and second switching elements are controlled based on detected battery temperature and internal voltage of the motor driver circuit.. . ...

12/14/17 / #20170354086

System and method for anaerobic digestion of animal wastes

A new method of disposing of waste for the hog industry is disclosed which avoids use of lagoons. Manure is semi-continuously degritted, anaerobically digested and digested with biomass to produce bio-organic fertilizer and biogas.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354085

Implement with foldable toolbar system

An agricultural implement includes a frame having a longitudinal axis and laterally opposed sides and motive supports mounted to and supporting the frame. The agricultural implement further includes a first wing carried by the frame and at least one second wing, in which each second wing is pivotably connected to the first wing. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354084

Implement wing caster wheel for transport

An agricultural implement has a hitch frame, a center frame pivotally attached rearward of the hitch frame about a hitch pivot axis. Wing frames are pivotally attached to ends of the center frame and a center actuator is pivots the center and wing frames from a rearward extending operating position to an upward extending transport position. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354083

Flexible cultivator implement

A flexible cultivator implement frame includes a center section and two wing sections. The center section has a main portion and two side portions supported at opposing sides of the main portion for pivotal movement relative to the main portion about respective flexing axes. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354082

Cutting machine including an improved unfolding mechanism

An agricultural machine including a connecting structure designed to be hitched to a tractor, the connecting structure including a coupling support, a carrier beam and a transmission unit; the transmission unit including a driving pulley, a driven pulley, a transmission element drive-mounted on the driving and driven pulleys, the transmission unit including a transmission element tensioning system; a work unit articulated to the carrier beam via at least one folding axis, the work unit being fitted with at least one work tool, which is driven in rotation. In this machine, the tensioning system applies an unfolding force to the work unit during at least one part of the deployment from a transport position.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354081

Dust restrictor

A dust restrictor is provided for eliminating dust and dirt accumulation between surfaces. The dust restrictor includes at least one dust restricting element and an attachment means. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354080

Customizable equipment library for command and control software

An agricultural system includes agricultural equipment and a user interface. The agricultural equipment includes a command and control system and an equipment configuration code file. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354079

Planning and control of autonomous agricultural operations

The agricultural control system includes a base control system configured to communicate with a vehicle control system of an agricultural vehicle. The base control system is configured to plan an implement path through an agricultural field for an agricultural implement coupled to the agricultural vehicle based at least in part on at least one characteristic of the agricultural field. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354078

Planning and control of autonomous agricultural operations

An agricultural control system includes a controller comprising a memory and a processor. The controller is configured to determine a first segment of an implement path that enables an agricultural implement to perform an agricultural operation on a first region of an agricultural field. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354077

Cutting machine including an improved articulation mechanism

An agricultural machine comprising a connecting structure designed to be laterally mounted to a tractor, the connecting structure including a coupling support, a carrier beam and a transmission unit; the transmission unit including a driving pulley, a driven pulley, a transmission element drive-mounted on the driving and driven pulleys; a work unit articulated to the carrier beam via at least one folding axis, the work unit being fitted with at least one work tool configured to be driven in rotation from the transmission unit. In this machine, the folding axis and the rotation axis of the driven pulley are separate from each other.. ...

12/14/17 / #20170354076

Agricultural implement having an auxiliary chassis

The invention relates to an agricultural implement having an auxiliary chassis, which implement is supported by the three-point hydraulics of a towing vehicle and has an additional support wheel, on which a spring force acts, to improve the steerability of the vehicle. A dead center mechanism resiliently lifts the support wheel when the implement is in the working position.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347811

Outside corner shelf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The invention relates to a device for mounting on an outside corner of a structure that supplies shelving for the storage of goods, more specifically a 90° mounting structure to be affixed to the outside corner of a structure with shelves affixed orthogonally with respect to the mounting structure.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347810

Modular pusher system

The present invention provides a modular pusher system for facing products on a shelf. The system comprises a plurality of dividers each having a front end and a rear end, at least one pusher comprising a spring element for biasing the pusher towards a front edge of a shelf, a back rail having a mounting element for holding rear ends of the dividers and that is mountable on an upper side of a shelf in a position that is parallel to a front edge of the shelf and at a distance from the front edge of the shelf, and a plurality of front retainers for retaining products at the front edge of a shelf. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347809

Configurable foam comfort system

A configurable foam mattress comfort system includes a firm foam mattress foundation including an upper surface having a triangular grooves disposed across a width thereof, and foam elongate cells configured to fit partially within corresponding triangular grooves from among the triangular grooves disposed across the width thereof. A length of each of the foam elongate cells is substantially equal to the width of the firm foam mattress foundation. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347808

Arrangement with a plurality of spring elements for a cushion support

An arrangement of spring elements for a cushion support is provided, having a plurality of spring elements, at which between a base and a support disc spring arms are arranged in each case, wherein the spring elements are arranged lying next to one another in such a manner that the support discs of the plurality of spring elements jointly define a support area and connecting elements are interconnected via the spring elements in such a manner that the spring elements are fixed in their position relative to one another, wherein the connecting elements are formed in one piece and are integrally molded onto the spring elements. The application furthermore includes a stack of spring element arrangements.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347807

Articulating bed structure with narrow frame for dissasembly

An articulating bed incorporates a frame having side frame members with a first fixed channel extending laterally between the frame side members and a second fixed channel extending laterally between the frame side members. A first rotatable channel open toward a head of the bed is engaged to the first fixed channel with first hinges. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347806

Electric folding apparatus

An electric folding apparatus includes a lower body unit, a back unit, a waist unit, a back actuator, and a waist actuator. The back unit is rotatably connected with the lower back unit. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347805

Folding bedstead

A folding bedstead comprises a first and second unit bedsteads hinged through one or more connecting positions. The unit bedsteads comprise a frame comprising a plurality of corners and an interior. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347804

Concealable bed system

Several embodiments of a new concealable bed system, which comprises a new combination of a folding bed assembly (112), a drawer assembly (110), and a drawer support-and-control assembly (120) are disclosed. The embodiments allow the space-savings and convenience of sleeper sofas to be extended to a wide variety of other furniture types or other constructions, including but not limited to desks, entertainment centers, cabinets, closets, etc. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347803

Lumbar support cushion

A lumbar support cushion can include a ridged section, right and left protruding side supports, top right and top left protrusions, and a top cutout located between the top right and top left protrusions, which can allow a person sitting against the cushion to experience increased support on the person's lower back. The features of the cushion may promote a healthy sitting posture, proper spine alignment, and may reduce or prevent pain in the lower back. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347802

Disposable & recyclable protective seat covering

This invention relates to disposable and recyclable protective coverings for the top portion of a seat, such as those found in cinemas, theaters, and airplanes. The disposable and recyclable protective seat covering consists of a belt, which fits to most seats, and a strap that runs overtop the seat and fastens on the back of the belt. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347801

Honeycomb-structured sitting cushion

The present invention relates to a honeycomb-structured sitting cushion comprising: a lower seat in which first through holes, which are vertical holes having a regular hexagonal cross-section, are formed and the first through holes, spaced at predetermined intervals from each other by first partitions, are consecutively formed in x-axial and y-axial directions; and an upper seat which is formed on the lower seat, and in which second through holes, which are vertical holes having a regular hexagonal cross-section larger than that of the first through holes, are formed, and the second through holes, spaced at predetermined intervals from each other by second partitions having a thickness (t2) smaller than the thickness (t1) of the first partitions, are consecutively formed in x-axial and y-axial directions, wherein the centers of the first through holes and the first partitions are aligned with the centers of the second through holes and the second partitions.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347800

Folding storage stool

The utility model relates to a pneumatic brake release apparatus used on an elevator traction machine. By means of the technical solution, the air films in the air cabin are pushed by using compressed air to drive the push rod to transfer a thrust force, so that the locking arms are unfolded, and the locking brake and the brake release are implemented in a pneumatic way. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347799

Seating furniture

A kit for assembling a piece of seating furniture includes a back assembly including a rear beam having a pair of opposing distal ends designed to be received by a pair of side assemblies. The back assembly includes a plurality of support beams defining a passage. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347798

Frameless furniture assembly

A frameless furniture assembly adapted to be converted between an unfilled configuration and a filled configuration including: an outer liner having an inner surface and an outer surface; a plurality of pieces of fill material, wherein the fill material is retained within the outer liner; and at least one configuration support member associated with the inner surface of the outer liner. The frameless furniture assembly is preferably adapted to support a human in a seated position.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347797

Adjustable furniture

The invention provides an article of adjustable furniture (10) comprising a backrest (20) and an adjustable headrest (130) pivotally mounted with respect to the backrest, actuator means (100) for moving the headrest between raised and lowered positions, and guide means (138, 140) arranged between the headrest and the backrest for rotating the headrest with respect to the backrest as the headrest moves between its raised and lowered positions. The guide means includes first and second guides (138, 140), each associated with one of the backrest and the headrest and having at least one follower (142, 144) associated with the other of the backrest and headrest. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347796

Furniture member with wall-proximity mechanism

A furniture member may include a base frame, a seat assembly, a drive rod, a legrest mechanism, and a wall-proximity mechanism. The seat assembly is supported by the base frame and includes a seat frame, a seat bottom, a seatback and a legrest. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347795

Rack and drawer systems

Rack and drawer systems. An embodiment of a system of the present disclosure comprises a support box at least partially surrounding a first tray positioned below a second tray; a first glider mechanism and a second glider mechanism each coupled to the first tray and the support box and configured to allow the first tray to be extended outward from the support box in a first direction; and a third glider mechanism coupled to the first tray and the second tray and configured to allow the second tray to be extended sideways perpendicular to the first direction.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347794

Undermount drawer slide position adjustment apparatus and method of use

An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347793

Connecting structure, connecting method and article containing such connecting structure

The present invention discloses a connecting structure, a connecting method and an article containing the connecting structure. The connecting structure includes a fastener, a first connecting member adjacent to the trailing end of the fastener and a second connecting member away from the trailing end of the fastener. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347792

Connecting device for connecting a table leg to a table leaf

A connecting device for connecting a table leg to a table leaf having a back-gripping element, which can be disposed on the table leaf and has an engagement hole and a locking device, which can be disposed on the table leg. The locking device has a clamping element having an engagement hook which is designed to engage the engagement hole of the back-gripping element, a spring element, which is supported at least indirectly against the clamping element and at least indirectly against a spring abutment, and an actuating element. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347791

Self-righting toothbrush

A self-righting toothbrush includes a head section mounting a set of frontwardly extending bristles and a tail section having a rearwardly extending lateral asymmetry. A medial section has a pivot surface that allows the toothbrush to pivot and roll on a horizontal support surface. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347790

Electrical tooth brush device having suction and related kit and method

An oral care system comprising: a. An electrical motor b. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347789

Rotating cosmetics brush

A rotating cosmetics brush includes a movable brush head mounted in a housing. A motion actuator is operative to move the brush head in a rotational motion, wherein the brush head rotates about a rotational axis and simultaneously moves in a non-oscillatory movement about another axis different than the rotational axis.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347788

Underwater marine growth brushing mechanism with passive self-adjust for curved surfaces

A cleaning device that passively self-adjusts to improve biofoul removal across curved, non-uniform, or irregular underwater surfaces. The cleaning device includes a motor, one or more shafts coupled to the motor and coupled to one another via at least one universal joint, and a cleaning mechanism for removing biofoul from the target surface. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347787

Method and system for oral ph change

Disclosed is a new method, and a system, for increasing the ph of a composition applied on teeth and/or gums. The composition is gelable under the influence of a ph change. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347786

Oral care implement

An oral care implement that includes a handle (120) and a head (100) with a front surface. A plurality of tooth cleaning elements extend from the front surface. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347785

Toothbrush head

A toothbrush head has a body, multiple cavities, and multiple through holes. The body is an elongated bar and further has a top surface and a bottom surface. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347784

Cosmetic applicators having molded brush and comb portions

An cosmetic applicator comprising a brush portion of relatively soft, flexible injection molded bristles, and a comb portion of relatively hard, inflexible injection molded teeth, the comb portion being assembled to the brush portion after each portion is molded. In one preferred embodiment, the comb portion has two or more columns of teeth arranged parallel to each other, which makes for a more effective comb.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347783

Oral care implement having multi-component handle

An oral care implement having a multi-component handle is disclosed. In one aspect, the oral care implement comprises: a handle comprising a first component constructed of a first material and a second component constructed of a second material; the first component comprising: first, second and third depressions formed into an outer surface of the first component; and a first through-hole extending from a floor of the second depression to a floor of the third depression, the first through-hole extending through sidewalls of the first depression; and the second component comprising: a first portion disposed within the first depression, a second portion disposed within the second depression, and a third portion disposed within the first depression; and the first, second and third portions connected together to form an integral mass of the second material.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347782

Oral care implement having multi-component handle

An oral care implement having a multi-component handle is disclosed. In one aspect, the oral care implement comprises: a handle extending along a longitudinal axis; a head coupled to the handle; at least one tooth cleaning element extending from the head; the handle comprising: a first component constructed of a first material, the first component comprising a first component aperture; a second component constructed of a second material, the second component comprising the head and an anchor, the anchor located within the first component aperture and comprising a second component aperture; and a third component disposed within the second component aperture.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347781

Oral care implement having multi-component handle

An oral care implement having a multi-component handle is disclosed. In one aspect, the oral care implement comprises: a handle; a head coupled to the handle; at least one tooth cleaning element extending from the head; the handle comprising: a first component constructed of a first hard material; and a second component constructed of a second hard material, the second component comprising a plurality of strips that collectively form a strap network that wraps around the first component.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347780

Mobile computing device holder

A mobile computing device holder that mounts to a wall is described. The mobile computing device holder holds a mobile computing device base, such as a docking station or charger. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347779

Belt buckle with a removable electronic device

A cellular device belt buckle includes a buckle plate having a front side, a back side, a belt tongue, a belt pin extending outwardly from the back side, a pair of confronting dog ears extending outwardly from the front side, and a pair of spring tabs. The cellular device belt buckle further includes a cell phone having a pair of slots extending through a side end and a pair of apertures formed through an attachment face formed of the cell phone. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347778

Fluid bladders with closures and handles

A fluid container can comprise a flexible bladder having an internal region for storing a fluid, a bladder opening at an upper end portion of the bladder for allowing passage of fluid in or out of the internal region, a lower rigid member secured to an outer surface of the bladder at a lower end portion of the bladder, an upper closure secured to the bladder over the bladder opening for selectively closing and opening the bladder opening, and a rigid, removable handle, wherein the handle has an upper end portion that is detachably coupled to the upper closure and a lower end portion that is detachably coupled to the lower rigid member.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347777

Load carriage frame

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for load carriage using a load carriage apparatus. In one implementation, a frame top is disposed at a proximal end of a load carriage frame. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347776

Cosmetic applicator having one molded and one non-molded brush

A mascara applicator that comprises a molded brush (adapted for grooming) to which is mounted a non-molded, fiber brush (adapted for loading product). The molded brush comprises relatively harder, relatively less flexible, injection molded bristles, while the non-molded brush comprises relatively softer, more flexible fiber bristles.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347775

Compact container having rotating contents container

The present invention relates to a compact container having a rotating contents container, in which a button frame integrally formed thereon with a button is coupled to the inside of a container body, a support is hinged to the inside of the container body, a rotation frame is rotatably coupled to the inside of the support, a contents container accommodating an impregnation member is fixedly coupled to the inside of the rotation frame, wherein first and second latching protrusions are formed on the button frame and the rotation frame, respectively, to be latched to each other, thus the second latching protrusion of the rotation frame is latched to the first latching protrusion of the button frame when lifting the support from the container body to rotate the contents container, such that the rotation frame is automatically rotated at a predetermined angle, thereby improving the convenience of use.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347774

Bottle cap with cosmetic kit

A cap for a reusable bottle and a compound-containing container is provided. The container is a separate, replaceable structure with a base (well/bowl) section containing the compound and a hinged or otherwise removable cap. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347773

Swivel lip applicator

An applicator and dispensing device adapted to enclose a solid product within a holder which is enclosed by an outer shell. The outer shell can rotate relative to the holder via a hinge and then push a support cup that contains the product along a channel and through an orifice in the holder, thus exposing the product for use. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347772

Compact container having discharge plate made of ceramic

The present invention relates to a compact container having a discharge plate made of ceramic, and more specifically, a compact container having a discharge plate made of ceramic, wherein, since the discharge plate is made of ceramic, the discharge plate is not to be worn out when a user spreads gel contents on the discharge plate and impregnates the puff with the gel contents. The ceramic which forms the discharge plate has high hardness and excellent heat resistance and wear resistance, thereby enabling long-time use. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347771

Multi-component packaging unit and method for reductively decoloring dyed keratin fibers

Multi-component packaging units for reductively decoloring dyed keratin fibers and methods for reductively decoloring dyed keratin fibers are provided herein. In an embodiment, a multi-component packaging unit for reductively decoloring dyed keratin fibers includes a container (a) that includes a cosmetic agent (a) and a container (b) that includes a cosmetic agent (b), which are produced separately from each other. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347770

Systems, methods and apparatuses for decorating nails

Decorating a human nail including: (i) using a positioning aid to place a user's finger beneath a camera; (ii) capturing an image of the user's fingernail; (iii) based on the captured image, determining at least one measurement of the fingernail or finger; (iv) calculating a print area based on the at least one measurement; (v) communicating the print area to the ink jet printer assembly; (vi) placing the user's finger in contact with a touchscreen of the portable electronic device; (vii) detecting that the user's finger is within the print area; and (viii) applying a nail-coating material to the print area.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347769

Nail cleaner

A compact nail cleaner device made of an elongated portion 4 attached to a circular disc component 3 having an inner cavity 1 and an outermost surface with ridges 2. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347768

Shaving assembly dispenser

Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. Interchangeable shaving assemblies. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347767

Lice preventive headband

A non-toxic unitary lice deterring and preventive headband is worn upon the scalp of a wearer. The headband does not use coatings or removable strips, or other reservoirs attached to the headband. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347766

Convertible strap handbag

A convertible strap handbag and a method of converting the strap to multiple configurations is described. The handbag comprises a single continuous convertible strap, and wing-shaped left and right panels to allow carrying of large items but sleek enough to use as a purse. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347765

Luggage compression panel, suitcase and carrying system comprising a luggage compression panel

A luggage compression panel for compressing items accommodated in an interior space of luggage. The luggage compression panel includes, but is not limited to, a supporting structure defining a supporting area, and at least one locking mechanism for releasably fixing an engaging member of the luggage on the supporting structure.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347764

Waterproof case for electronic device

A waterproof case for an electronic device that includes an upper housing member and a lower housing member including lugs formed thereon attaching to a strap member. A sealing wrap is positioned about an electronic device. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347763

Case convertible into a baby carrier

This invention relates to a case convertible into a baby carrier. More specifically, the invention relates to a device convertible between a baby carrier and a case. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347762

Decorative object, such as an item of jewellery, comprising a body and a decorative element fastened in a reversible manner to the body

The invention proposes a decorative object comprising a body and a decorative element fastened in a reversible manner to the body, enabling change of decorative element easily. The decorative object comprising a system for reversibly fastening the decorative element on the body comprises: on the decorative element, a first locking stud on which is pivotably mounted a rigid stem; a second locking stud provided with a means for reversibly locking the stem in fastening position; on the body: a first locking orifice intended to receive the first locking stud of the decorative element; a second locking orifice intended to receive the second locking stud of the decorative element; a bearing surface being arranged, in fastening position, between the two locking studs, and on which the stem is intended to bear forcibly when it is locked in fastening position by the means for reversibly locking the second locking stud.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347761

Fastening plate for fastening badge

Disclosed is a fastening plate for fastening a badge, comprising a fastening member (20) which fixedly fastens a badge to clothing by fixing a fixing part of the badge which passes through the clothing and further comprising a fastening plate (30) which is fixed to the fastening member (20), wherein the fastening plate (30) comprises: an adhering part (32) which adheres to the rear surface (41) of the clothing (40) having a badge (10) to be put on the front surface (42) thereof, and has a fixing hole (31) through which a fixing part (11) passes, the fixing part (11) penetrating from the front surface (42) of the clothing (40) to the rear surface (41) of the clothing; a plurality of cut holes (33) which are formed in the inner periphery thereof; and a plurality of wedges (34) which are folded upwards from the plurality of cut holes (33) and stand on the adhering part (32) so as to be inserted into the clothing (40) to which the adhering part (32) adheres.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347760

Locking slider assembly and a method for its manufacture

A locking assembly includes a slider comprising a follower, a rail slidably engaged to the follower, the rail comprising a plurality of rigid sections having a cross-sectional perimeter and at least one collapsible section connecting the rigid sections, the at least one collapsible section movable between a first state in which the collapsible section has a first length and a first cross-sectional perimeter that does not project beyond the perimeter of the plurality of rigid sections and a second state having a second length less than the first length and a second perimeter that projects beyond the perimeter of the plurality of rigid sections.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347759

Locking slider assembly and a method for its manufacture

A locking slider assembly includes a slider including a follower; and a rail engaged to the follower, so that the follower can move along the rail when the assembly is in a first state and the follower cannot move along the rail when the assembly is in a second state.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347758

Locking slider assembly and a method for its manufacture

A locking slider assembly includes a slider comprising a slot. The assembly includes a rail slidably inserted through the slot of the slider, the rail having at least one tooth movable between an extended state in which the tooth prevents the slot from moving in at least one direction along the rail, and a retracted state in which the slot can slide past the at least one tooth.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347757

Adjustable zipper pull assembly

The adjustable zipper pull assembly includes a cord having a plurality of protrusions extending from the cord. A slidable member is disposed on the cord and is slidable relative to the cord. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347756

Snap fastener

Disclosed is a snap fastener, comprising a face fastener (1) and a locating fastener (2) which are snapped with each other, wherein the face fastener (1) comprises a face shell (11) provided with an installation chamber (111), and a locating pin (12) made of plastic and integrally formed; and the locating pin (12) comprises a base (121), a rod body (122) and anti-rotation protrusions (125). In the implementation of the snap fastener of the present invention, the face fastener (1) can be separated into the face shell (11) and the locating pin (12), and the locating pin (12) is manufactured into a standard part for batch production and storage, thereby adapting face shells (11) with continuously updated designs, shortening delivery time, and reducing costs.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347755

Buckle

A buckle includes a female part having a housing and an engaging portion provided at an inner surface of the housing, and a male part including a base and an inserted portion to be inserted into the housing of the female part. The inserted portion includes a base end coupled to the base, a free end opposite to the base end, and an engaged portion to be engaged with the engaging portion. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347754

Systems and methods for automatic production of a cord structure

Systems and methods for automatically producing a cord structure are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method comprises automatically forming, with at least one robotic arm, a first plurality of loops in a first plane, and automatically forming, with the at least one robotic arm, a second plurality of loops in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, the second plurality of loops slippably engaged with the first plurality of loops. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347753

Footwear manufacturing with a nested flat pattern upper

An article of footwear flat pattern upper having an upper portion and a footbed portion is provided. The upper portion and the footbed portion are integrally continuous, such that the upper portion lateral side converges with the footbed lateral side. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347752

Articles of footwear with an alternate fastening system

An article of footwear has an upper with tensioning components. The upper includes a fastening system with a tensioning device. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347751

Interchangable shoe heel

An interchangeable shoe heel for a shoe having a shoe body with a heel part, the heel part having a metal rod extending over at least half the length of the shoe heel, and connected to the heel part, the rod protruding with its free end from the heel part. The shoe heel has a first part having an upper recess into which the rod engages with its free end and/or the heel part. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347750

An article of wear

An article of wear (1) comprises leggings (4), leg portions (8) of which terminate in foot engageable elements (10), and shoe elements (5) are releasably engageable with the foot engageable elements (10). An inner sole (22) of each shoe element (5) is located within each foot engageable element (10) and is secured to an outer sole (13) of the corresponding shoe element (5) by t-shaped elements (29) which extend from the outer sole (13) and engage l-shaped elements (30) in first recesses (39) in the inner sole (22) with sole portion (25) of the corresponding foot engageable element (10) tightly clamped between the outer and inner soles (13,22). ...

12/07/17 / #20170347749

Article of footwear including a bladder element having a cushioning component with a single central opening and method of manufacturing

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes a sole structure having a fluid-filled bladder element. The bladder element includes multiple fluid-filled cushioning components each having a single central opening extending completely therethrough and a continuous fluid-filled cavity surrounding the central opening. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347748

Article of footwear with a sole assembly having a bladder element and a guide component and method of manufacturing the article of footwear

An article of footwear includes a sole assembly that has a bladder element with a first outer surface and a second outer surface opposite the first surface. A guide component is fused to one of the outer surfaces. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347747

Articles of footwear with stabilizing rails

An article of footwear including an upper, a midsole, a lateral stabilizing rail, and a medial stabilizing rail. The lateral stabilizing rail may be coupled to the upper and the midsole and extend from a forefoot portion of the article of footwear to a heel portion of the article of footwear. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347746

Neutral posture orienting footbed system for footwear

A footbed system for footwear comprises an insole mechanism, a midsole mechanism, wherein the insole mechanism is positioned on the midsole mechanism, and the outsole mechanism is positioned under the midsole mechanism. The insole mechanism comprises a footbed insole, a heel pad and a forefoot pad. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347745

Printing over stitching

Stitching is applied to a shoe or shoe component and then printed. The stitching may be formed from a continuous thread. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347744

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347743

Mechanically joined helmet bodies and method for same

A helmet can include an upper body comprising an interior surface comprising a locking flange, and a lower body positioned at least partially inside the upper body. The lower body can comprise an edge in contact with the locking flange of the upper body. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347742

Articles of apparel incorporating cushioning elements

Cushioning elements for apparel may include a pair of material layers and a pad component that is located between and secured to the material layers. At least one surface of the pad component includes a plurality of elongate grooves. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347741

A protective helmet for sporting use, in particular for use while skiing

There is described a protective helmet for sporting use, in particular for use while skiing, comprising an external cap-like structure (2) of a resiliently flexible material, an internal cap-like structure (3) which is received in the external cap-like structure (2) and which comprises a plurality of cap portions (5a, 5b) of expanded material which are structurally independent of each other and which are mutually interconnected with limited relative mobility between contiguous portions, the internal cap-like structure (3) delimiting a cavity (4) which is open towards the outer side and which is capable of receiving the head of the user, and at least one device (6) for absorbing energy as a result of forces of impacts on the helmet, which device is interposed between the internal cap-like structure (3) and external cap-like structure (2). The device comprises at least one flexible member (12) which includes a plate-like portion (12a) having a transverse thickness (13) which is defined between a pair of opposing surfaces (13a, 13b) and a plurality of reliefs (14) which project in the same direction from one of the surfaces (13a, 13b), the reliefs (14) extending with a tapering formation in the direction of the free end (14a) thereof, in the direction away from the portion (12a), and the at least one member (12) being fixedly joined to the external cap-like structure (12) in the region of the respective free ends (14a) of the reliefs (14) and the internal cap-like structure (3) in the region of the surface (13a) of the opposite portion (12a) to the portion which has the reliefs.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347740

Helmet for attenuating impact event

An impact attenuation helmet construction having a rigid outer shell, a rigid inner shell adapted to being worn upon a wearer's head and arranged a spatially separated distance from the outer shell. A plurality of resilient plasticized members, each having circular cross sectional profiles, are provided and extend between the inner and outer shells in a three dimensional array in order to spatially support said outer shell a distance from an outer surface of said inner shell. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347739

Helmet for attenuating impact event

A force attenuating helmet construction including a rigid layer generally conforming to the wearer's head. A plurality of force absorbing and reacting portions extend from locations of the rigid layer such that, in response to an impact event experienced by the helmet, the absorptive and reactive forces minimize impact forces transferred to the user's head and spine. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347738

Helmet for attenuating impact event

A force attenuating helmet construction including a rigid layer generally conforming to the wearer's head. A plurality of force absorbing and reacting portions extend from locations of the rigid layer such that, in response to an impact event experienced by the helmet, the absorptive and reactive forces minimize impact forces transferred to the user's head and spine. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347737

Helmet for attenuating impact event

An impact attenuation helmet construction, including a rigid outer shell and a rigid inner shell adapted to being worn upon a wearer's head and arranged a spatially separated distance from the outer shell. A plurality of resilient plasticized members extend between the inner and outer shells in a three dimensional array in order to spatially support the outer shell a distance from an outer surface of the inner shell, the resilient plasticized members further including a plurality of support tendons.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347736

Helmet comprising integrated rotational impact attenuation and fit system

A helmet can include an energy absorbing shell including an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. A fit system member can be coupled to a rear of the energy absorbing shell to adjust a fit of the helmet for a user. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347735

Helmet with sports camera

A helmet with a sports camera comprises a body and a picture recording module which is detachably mounted on the body. The picture recording module includes an outer shell and a camera disposed in the outer shell. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347734

Decorative helmet

A decorative headgear simulating the appearance of a racing helmet is disclosed. It is in the form of a sheet of thin flexible material. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347733

Detachable brim ball cap system and method

A detachable brim ball cap system including a cap body and a visor brim. The cap body and visor brim are removably couplable via the at least one primary connector and at least one secondary connector. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347732

Fabric folding machine

A fabric folding machine contains: a body and a limiter. The body includes an external housing, an internal housing, and a connection portion. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347731

System for progressively caring for eyelash extensions

A system for maintaining eyelash extensions includes a plurality of components for use throughout the life of a set of eyelash extensions. These components may include a sealer formulated for use just after the extensions have been applied, a sealer and thickener formulated for use after eyelash extensions have started to fall out and a thickener formulated for use after the eyelash extensions have thinned considerably (i.e., few are remaining) and until the individual can have her eyelash extensions filled or replaced. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347730

Lightweight, breathable, waterproof, soft shell composite apparel and technical alpine apparel

The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as open-cell foam. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347729

Pocket garment assembly

A pocket tank top is provided. The tank top comprises a rear pocket formed by a patch attached to the tank top material. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347728

System for reversibly fastening a decorative lining on a surface of a leathercraft article made of flexible material

The invention proposes a system for reversibly fastening a decorative lining on the flexible surface of a leathercraft article enabling a regular, precise and immediate alignment. The system comprises a male part constituting a rigid brooch having decorative piercings and having a fastening face bearing n fastening buttons, n being an integer greater than or equal to 1, each button comprising a shank and a free bulging end wider than the shank, and at least one lug for translationally locking the decorative lining; a female part comprising as many button holes as the male part comprises buttons, each button hole being designed, in use, to be fastened in a permanent manner on the surface made of flexible material and to maintain in a reversible manner the bulging end of a button; the or each locking lug being intended to engage, in use, in an orifice cut into the decorative lining.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347727

Gripping aid

This disclosure describes a gripping aid to improve the hand-to-handle interface. The gripping aid increases the grip span of a user by bridging the anatomical gaps in the user's finger and thumb. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347726

Seal for disposable gloves

My invention adds a seal to the outside of the wrist area of disposable (plastic, latex, or rubber) gloves. This added feature provides the user with the option to seal and contain unwanted material once the glove is removed from the hand, reducing the possibility of cross contamination and skin exposure while also minimizing odor.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347725

Five finger foam adjustable hand

A foam hand is provided with the fingers and thumb extended outwardly in an open hand gesture. The hand includes a plurality of openings or slots into which the fingers and thumb can be selectively inserted for retention, and thereby configure the hand in multiple gestures. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347724

Flat-fold respirator with monocomponent filtration/stiffening monolayer

A flat-fold respirator is made from a stiff filtration panel joined to the remainder of the respirator through at least one line of demarcation. The panel contains a porous monocomponent monolayer nonwoven web that contains charged intermingled continuous monocomponent polymeric fibers of the same polymeric composition and that has sufficient basis weight or inter-fiber bonding so that the web exhibits a gurley stiffness greater than 200 mg and the respirator exhibits less than 20 mm h2o pressure drop. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347723

Device for protecting the plantar padding, in particular during a sporting activity

A device protects the plantar padding of a foot, wherein: a cushion including a viscoelastic material, configured to be held against the skin of the plantar region, and covering all of the metatarsal heads and the metatarsophalangeal joints of the foot, and an elastic band attached to the cushion along two opposing transverse edges, and by a tab configured to pass between the big toe and the adjacent toe of the foot, the band having a width configured to entirely cover side bulges formed by the metatarsophalangeal joints of the small and big toes, wherein a portion of the band configured for contacting the top of the foot includes tacky elements on both sides thereof, thereby preventing the protective device from sliding on the skin when it is placed on the foot and inside a sock surrounding the foot.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347722

Mosquito-repelling wearables

Wearables are provided that prevent—or at least greatly reduce the risk of—mosquito bites by having repellent within the mesh tightly bonded into the actual fibers of the fabric, thereby providing built-in protection from mosquitoes, ticks and other potentially dangerous biting insects. These wearables may be both practical and fashion-forward in design so that humans will be less likely to object to wearing them. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347721

Conductive thread stitched stretch sensor

Conductive thread stitched stretch sensors are described. The conductive thread stitched stretch sensors include a textile configured to stretch in at least one dimension and a conductive thread having a resistance between a first point and a second point stitched to the textile in a stitch geometry, the stitch geometry configured to stretch the conductive thread as the textile is stretched in the at least one dimension such that the resistance of the conductive thread increases between the first point and the second point due to elongation of the conductive thread as the textile is stretched. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347720

Backless support bra

A backless support bra for supporting a wearer's breasts utilizing cups and various straps particularly configured to provide an unobstructed view of the wearer's back, thus enabling the wearer to wear backless type garments over the inventive backless support bra. Some of the described versions of the backless support bra further support the wearer's breasts in a manner that provides an unobstructed view of the wearer's center chest area, thus enabling the wearer the wear a garment that has a low cut or plunging neckline.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347719

Compression garments

A compression garment that is provided that is configured to cover a lower body portion of a form fitting garment, wherein the compression garment is particularly suited for covering the lower body portion of a swimsuit. The compression garment includes an elongated band formed into a loop that is configured to encircle the lower abdominal region of a wearer. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347718

Charging device for non-combustion type flavor inhaler

A charging device for a non-combustion type flavor inhaler includes a housing having an electric contact with a non-combustion type flavor inhaler including a rechargeable battery; a power reception unit configured to receive electric power in a non-contact state from a power feeding unit included in a power feeding member; and a charging unit configured to supply the electric power received in the power reception unit to the rechargeable battery via the contact.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347717

Method of manufacturing atomizing unit, non-combustion type flavor inhaler, atomizing unit and atomizing unit package

A method of manufacturing an atomizing unit comprises: a step a of measuring a resistance value of a resistive heating element which atomizes an aerosol source by resistance heat; and a step b of recording the resistance value measured in the step a, an adjusted power supply output determined in accordance with the resistance value as a power supply output to the resistive heating element or identification information associated with the resistance value or the adjusted power supply output in an information source.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347716

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes an outer tube extending in a longitudinal direction, an inner tube within the outer tube and including a pair of opposing slots, a liquid supply comprising a liquid material, a coil heater, a wick and a mouth end insert. The coil heater is located in the inner tube. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347715

Aerosol-generating system comprising a mesh susceptor

There is provided a cartridge for use in an aerosol-generating system, the aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating device, the cartridge configured to be used with the device, wherein the device includes a device housing, an inductor coil positioned on or within the housing, and a power supply connected to the inductor coil and configured to provide a high frequency oscillating current to the inductor coil, the cartridge including a cartridge housing containing an aerosol-forming substrate and a ferrite mesh susceptor element positioned to heat the aerosol-forming substrate.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347714

Personal electronic delivery system, atomizer assembly, use thereof and corresponding production method

The present invention relates to a personal electronic delivery system and a method for delivering a delivery fluid to a person. The system according to the invention comprises: a housing having a first end with an inlet (12) and a second end with an outlet (38); a fluid path substantially extending between the inlet and the outlet; a buffer (30) for holding a delivery fluid, and connecting means configured to transfer delivery fluid to the fluid path; and a heater (32) that is provided in, at or close to the fluid path configured for heating the delivery fluid such that at least a part of the delivery fluid atomizes and/or vaporizes in the fluid path, and an energy source (18) configured for providing energy to the heater,. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347713

Heating device for apparatus for heating smokable material and method of manufacture

Described herein is a heating device for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The heating device comprises a heating element, and smokable material bonded to the heating element. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347712

Apparatus for heating smokable material

Described herein is apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The apparatus comprises an electrical power source having positive and negative terminals, a voltage regulator, and a controller for controlling the supply of electrical power to a heating element in use. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347711

Cartridge for use with apparatus for heating smokable material

Described herein is a cartridge for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a heating device located in the chamber. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347710

Electronic smoking device with aerosol measurement

An electronic smoking device and a method for sensing an aerosol during a puff action to the electronic smoking device, the electronic smoking device has an aerosol sensing unit (100) containing a light intensity detector (11, 12) to detect light reflected by an aerosol moving though the aerosol sensing unit (100). A flow speed of the aerosol is derived based on the light intensity detected and a pressure condition within the aerosol sensing unit (100) detected by a pressure sensor.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347709

Container for an aerosol generating device

A container for an aerosol generating device comprises receiving means for receiving the aerosol generating device. One or more tanks are each arranged to retain a substance in use. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347708

Electronic cigarette

The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette and, more specifically, to an electronic cigarette, comprising: a power supply portion which supplies power to the electronic cigarette; an elevating portion being controllable up and down by the supplied power; a smoke generating portion coupled to the elevating portion to be movable up and down; and a connector portion which connects between the smoke generating portion and the elevating portion.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347707

Electronic cigarette and method for controlling smoke amount of electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette and method for controlling the smoke amount of electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette comprises a gas sensor (11), an atomizer (12), a voltage output unit (13) and a smoke volume control unit (14). ...

12/07/17 / #20170347706

Inhalator and cartridge thereof

In one aspect, apparatus is provided for generating an inhalable medium. The apparatus has a container for holding a liquid and a heater for volatilizing liquid held in the container. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347705

Upper-assembly electronic cigarette atomizer, electronic cigarette containing the same, and methods of assembly thereof

An upper-assembly electronic cigarette atomizer is provided. The atomizer may include a liquid storage cup having an upper opening, and a head cover component connected with the upper opening in a threaded manner. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347704

Non-burning type flavor inhaler

This non-combusting flavor inhaler is provided with: an atomization unit that is configured to atomize an aerosol source without entailing combustion; a power source that stores power that is supplied to the atomization unit; and a control unit that is configured to control power supply to the atomization unit using a mode selected from among a plurality of modes. The plurality of modes include a plurality of operation modes for generating an aerosol from the atomization unit, and a restriction mode for restricting driving of the atomization unit, said mode being decided separately from the plurality of operation modes.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347703

Pouch for tobacco with revertable pockets

A pouch for tobacco with revertable pockets, wherein the pouch comprises a first pocket comprising a front wall, a back wall, a first opening and a flap formed by an elongated part of the back wall to close the first opening; a second pocket comprising a front wall, a back wall and a second opening; wherein the first and the second pocket are connected to each other along a reverting line such that the first pocket and the second pocket are foldable relative to each other along said reverting line in order to revertably oppose the front walls of the first and second pocket or to oppose the back walls of the first and second pocket.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347702

Hookah holder

Provided is a hookah holder comprising: a) a ring configured for accepting a base of a hookah; b) a plurality of connectors on a bottom of the ring for securing the ring to a surface; wherein the hookah's base in placed inside of the ring and is secured by the hookah holder. The connector can be a suction cup. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347701

Method for administering tetra-hydrocannabinol in tobacco

A method for administering tetra-hydrocannabinol in a smokable tobacco product, the method includes providing the smokable tobacco product. The smokable tobacco product is impregnated with an extract of tetra-hydrocannabinol for administering the tetra-hydrocannabinol extract along with fumes from burning tobacco in the smokable tobacco product to a user.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347700

Smoking article assembly machine and method of making a smoking article

The present application relates to a smoking article assembly machine. The smoking article assembly machine has a web of tipping paper conveying path. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347699

Smoking article and method

A smoking article provides one or more sheets of material that can be rolled and packaged, at least one sheet including cellulose. In one embodiment, cellulose and tobacco sheet material are separately rolled layers that can optionally be wrapped around a form casing (or pre-rolled inside) and then packaged. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347698

Butane dispensing apparatus

An apparatuses used for the safe dispensation of compressed liquid/gas butane from a compressed liquid/gas butane can for use in mixing this liquid/gas with parts of a marijuana plant within a glass tube of the apparatus to thereby remove the thc from the marijuana plant and disposing it and the residual liquid/gasses into a capture member for further processing.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347697

Flavor improvement method for yeast cells and food quality improving agent

The present invention provides a method of improving the taste of yeast cells including a step of reacting the yeast cells with protease or cellulase, and a quality improving material for food containing yeast cells as an active ingredient in which the taste is improved by the method of improving the taste.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347696

Methods of liver disease treatment

Methods for treatment of chronic liver disease and reversing liver fibrosis are provided. These treatments may be achieved using a medical food composition. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347695

Curdlan-containing composition and product comprising curdlan-containing composition

Provided are a curdlan-containing composition which is unlikely to aggregate when dispersed or dissolved in water and with which a curdlan dispersion or solution can be easily prepared, and a food product and any other products containing the curdlan-containing composition. The curdlan-containing composition contains curdlan and an alkali salt, and the curdlan and the alkali salt are granulated.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347694

Gelling composition and food containing the same

Provided is a gelling composition capable of keeping a gel state in a food even when the food heated at 75° c. Is cooled to around 45° c. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347693

Method for producing a codfish fritter mix

The present invention includes a process for making a liquid codfish fritter mix easy to use and ready for cooking without the need of adding other ingredients.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347692

Compositions comprising whey protein and starch

The invention relates to compositions comprising a high amount of whey protein. The compositions further comprise native starch. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347691

Method for manufacturing smilax china l. root extract having increased active ingredients and beverage composition containing the extract for detoxification

A method for preparing a smilax china l. Root extract having an increased active ingredient content, and a beverage composition for detoxification including the same are provided. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347690

Improved apparatus for dispensing and mixing cold beverages

Apparatus for dispensing mixed beverages obtained by mixing fresh vegetable products that were previously cut into small pieces, ground and frozen before being inserted into the apparatus and kept frozen until they are ready to be used. This apparatus comprises a beverage pickup compartment accessible from outside, a plurality of distinct and separate containers suitable to contain a specific quantity of frozen product, and to selectively distribute a definite quantity of the product contained therein in a mixing station, in which said containers are associated with a respective collecting means to containers toward a respective path that includes said mixing station and a thawing station; the latter is suitable to be positioned either upstream or downstream of said station.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347689

A probiotic-fermented maca composition and a method for preparing the composition and use of the composition

Provided are a probiotic-fermented maca composition, a preparation method therefor, and use thereof. The composition is prepared from maca, fructus lycii and fructus rubi by milling, water extraction, enzymolysis and fermentation by bifidobacterium and lactobacillus, and can be used for preparing foods, healthcare products or beverages for improving fatigue tolerance and sexual function.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347688

Citrus-derived liquid composition

A liquid composition obtained by subjecting a fruit peel part of a citrus fruit with a cut space of from 0.5 to 5.0 mm on a surface to extraction in a solvent, the liquid composition containing an aroma component and a bitterness component; a container-packed beverage obtainable by mixing a liquid composition as defined above and a raw material for a beverage; and a method for producing a liquid composition, including subjecting a fruit peel part of a citrus fruit with a cut space of from 0.5 to 5.0 mm on a surface to extraction in a solvent, thereby preparing a liquid composition, the liquid composition containing an aroma component and a bitterness component of the citrus fruit. The foodstuff using the liquid composition of the present invention have “crispness” and “freshness” of the citrus fruit, so that the foodstuff can provide new tastes as luxurious products.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347687

Two-component animal food composition

The present invention relates to animal-feed compositions comprising two components, an outer component, which completely encloses an inner component, is harder than the inner component and contains potato flour and at least one ingredient selected from a fat, a protein or a combination of the same.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347686

Dried supplement product

Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a dried product for providing a supplement to a horse. The dried product may include a mixture of a horse supplement, beet pulp, water, horse feed, a safflower oil/vitamin e oil mixture, ground alfalfa, white flour, sea salt, fenugreek, ascorbic acid, and fruit pectin or apple pectin, wherein the product is in the form of a compressed product, such as a compressed round disk. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347685

Horse supplement carrier and feeding product

Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a horse carrier and delivery product for administering a pill or supplement paste or liquid to an animal, such as a horse. The carrier and delivery system may include a shell having a pocket; and, optionally, a paste filling the pocket, the paste being configured to accept a pill and secure the pill within the pocket. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347684

Natural and sustainable seaweed formula that replaces synthetic additives in swine feed

A seaweed-based commercial swine feed additive which replaces the synthetic chemical additives that are currently used in swine feed is provided. Synthetic additives are replaced with a combination of seaweed species thereby providing a natural product that improves the nutritional value of the pork, and may replace the chemical use of antibiotics.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347683

System and method for automatically cleaning and washing ice cream or yogurt machine

A system for automatically cleaning and washing an ice cream machines includes a liquid container for storing raw materials; a freezing cylinder connected with the liquid container through a cleaning pathway; a water tank for storing rinse water to rinse the freezing cylinder and the cleaning pathway; a detergent tank for storing detergents to clean and wash the freezing cylinder and the cleaning pathway; a pump arranged on the cleaning pathway to selectively pump the raw material, the rinse water or the detergent; and a control panel adapted to control an on/off and cleaning.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347682

System and method for automatically cleaning and washing ice cream or yogurt machine

A system for automatically cleaning and washing an ice cream machines includes a liquid container for storing raw materials; a freezing cylinder connected with the liquid container through a cleaning pathway; a water tank for storing rinse water to rinse the freezing cylinder and the cleaning pathway; a detergent tank for storing detergents to clean and wash the freezing cylinder and the cleaning pathway; a pump arranged on the cleaning pathway to selectively pump the raw material, the rinse water or the detergent; and a control panel adapted to control an on/off and cleaning.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347681

Paste-like oily foodstuff

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a paste-like oily foodstuff that contains a preset amount of fats and oils, can be easily handled during preparation and yet has a heat resistance and favorable melting feeling in the mouth. The above problem has been solved by finding that a paste-like oily foodstuff, in which the yield value is increased without increasing the plastic viscosity, can be obtained by using a specific emulsifier and the thus obtained paste-like oily foodstuff has a heat resistance, favorable melting feeling in the mouth and good handling properties during preparation.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347680

Process for making a viscous composition comprising whey protein

The invention relates to a process for making a composition comprising a high amount of whey protein. The process involves preparing a mass having a high amount of whey protein, and then mixing with an aqueous preparation comprising a poly saccharide. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347679

Composition comprising a mixture of proteins

The invention relates to compositions comprising a mixture of proteins, with a high amount of whey protein. The proteins further comprise a casein compound. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347678

Spreadable cheese from curd

The invention relates to the field of cheese making, in particular to the production of a soft cheese or a spreadable cheese. Provided is a method for preparing a spreadable cheese product, comprising the steps of (a) coagulating wholly or partly the protein of a milk product through the action of rennet or other suitable coagulating agents; (b) partially draining the whey resulting from the coagulation to obtain a cheese curd; (c) preparing a mixture of the cheese curd, water, an amylomaltose-treated starch (ats) and a pregelatinized starch (ps); (d) heating and shearing the mixture at a temperature between 70 and 80° c.; followed by (e) cooling the mixture under stirring to obtain a spreadable cheese product. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347677

Method for manufacturing a cheese-based food product, advantageously a cheese, cheese specialty, or cheese substitute

Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a cheese-based food product, advantageously a cheese, cheese specialty, or cheese substitute, the method including: a) a step a) of providing at least one flavoring matrix, the consistency of which ranges from liquid to pasty, the flavoring matrix resulting from a step of cultivating at least one flavor producing microorganism in a culture medium, the step a) also providing a texture matrix, the consistency of which ranges from liquid to pasty, the texture matrix being suitable for providing the texture of the food product; then b) a step b) of mixing the at least one flavoring matrix with the at least one texture matrix; then c) a texturing step c), during which the mixture from mixing step b is subjected to physiochemical texturing conditions that are adjusted according to the final texture sought for the cheese-based food product.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347676

Non-dairy yogurt product prepared from coconut water

Non-dairy yogurt products prepared from coconut water are disclosed. The products can include an excess weight percent coconut water compared to the weight percent coconut milk. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347675

Methods of obtaining sterile milk and compositions thereof

The disclosure provides a simple and effective methods for sterilization of milk without degradation or loss of biologically active agents in the milk and the products produced by such methods.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347674

Process for preparing a product comprising a gelled composition

Disclosed is a process for preparing a food product having a gelled layer. The process involves heating a heat-activable gelling composition.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347673

Whey protein concentrate, acidified milk products comprising the concentrate and methods therefor

The present invention relates to a method of producing an ideal whey protein concentrate. The whey protein concentrate has a ph in the range of 6.8-7.5 and 70-90% of the total proteins of the concentrate are whey proteins and 10-30% of the total proteins of the concentrate are caseins. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347672

Packaged frozen precooked dough or batter-based food products and methods

Disclosed are packaged frozen precooked dough or batter-based food products and methods of heating the food products. The packaged precooked frozen dough or batter-based food products comprises one or more frozen precooked dough or batter-based food products that are encased in a pouch for heating. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347671

Glutamic acid containing gluten-free dough

A packaged refrigerated gluten-free dough composition comprises at least one gluten-free flour source in at least 35% by weight of the composition, at least one starch source in at least 2% by weight of the composition and at least one protein source in about 0.5% to 13% by weight of the composition and at least 17 grams of glutamic acid per 100 grams of the protein, at least one fat source from 4% to 10% by weight of the composition and water from 25% to 35% by weight of the composition. The dough has an average storage modulus ranging from about 45 kpa to about 60 kpa at about 40° f. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347670

Roller system for laminated products

A roller system laminates products in different shapes of any type of mass and/or combination thereof, for obtaining different rolled tri-dimensional shapes, to be later baked and/or fried. A roller system comprises a horizontal conveyor belt, set on the upper part of a main support structure, which receives laminated products and conveys them in a first direction at a first velocity towards a start roller belt; said start roller belt which is perpendicular to the horizontal conveyor belt, is set over a second mobile support structure, to begin the rolling of the laminated products at a second velocity and in a second direction, said start roller belt transports the laminated products with the rolling having started towards a rolling belt; the rolling belt on an inclined plane under the horizontal conveyor belt.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347669

Portable tortilla press assembly

A portable tortilla press assembly for molding a food product into a flat disk with a removable, reversible molding plate that is inserted between a base and a push plate. The tortilla press assembly operates via lever, with a roller along the body of the lever. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347668

Triangular food product folding apparatus

Exemplary embodiments are directed to a food product folding apparatus for forming a triangular food product, generally including a folding section, and first, second, third and fourth actuator mechanisms. The folding section includes, first, second, third and fourth folding platforms. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347667

Mixing paddle

A mixing paddle for mixing dough and for cutting and mixing dense ingredients such as butter and shortening into dry ingredients such as flour has roughened cutting blades oriented at many angles. Some blades are attached between a central blade support shaft and a symmetrical rim. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347666

Mixtures of mustard plant material for the control of pests and methods of making

A composition for controlling pests comprising a mixture of plant material obtainable from a mustard plant of the species sinapis alba and plant material obtainable from a mustard plant of the species brassica juncea is described.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347665

Non-aqueous, non-oil live microbial compositions

The present invention is directed to non-aqueous, non-oil liquid compositions comprising live microbial organisms and a liquid carrier. The present invention is further directed methods of controlling pests comprising applying an effective amount of a non-aqueous, non-oil liquid composition comprising live microbial organisms and a liquid carrier to an area in need of pest control.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347664

Fusion proteins, recombinant bacteria, and exosporium fragments for animal health and aquaculture

Fusion proteins, recombinant bacillus cereus family members that express fusion proteins, and exosporium fragments derived from spores of the recombinant bacillus cereus family members are provided. Compositions comprising the spores or exosporium fragments are also provided. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347663

Non-aqueous, non-oil bacillus amyloliquefaciens compositions

The present invention is directed to non-aqueous, non-oil liquid compositions comprising bacillus amyloliquefaciens and a liquid carrier. The present invention is further directed methods of controlling nematodes comprising applying an effective amount of a non-aqueous, non-oil liquid composition comprising bacillus amyloliquefaciens and a liquid carrier to an area in need of nematode control.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347662

Means for storage, transport and biocide treatment of liquids, pastes and gels

The subject matter of the present invention concerns means of storage, transport and/or biocide treatment of a liquid, paste or gel, characterized in that said means comprises a copper base powder composition, said composition: containing at least 60% by weight of copper, does not contain more than 70% by weight of powder particles whose diameter is less than 45 μm maximum, and is at least partially in contact with said liquid, paste or gel.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347661

Composition comprising antimicrobial metal ions and a quaternary cationic surfactant

The present invention relates to an antimicrobial composition suitable for use on skin and wounds comprising a source of an antimicrobial metal ion and a quaternary cationic surfactant.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347660

Methods for sequestering carbon of organic materials

Methods and systems for inhibiting biodegradation of biodegradable organic material are provided. In particular, methods for the treatment and storage of organic material (e.g. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347659

Formulations and methods for controlling rootworm larvae

Tetraniliprole containing formulations and methods for using them for controlling rootworm infestation are discussed. The formulations of the present invention provide improved delivery active ingredients by the ability to provide substantially higher degree of control as compared to other diamide counterparts.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347658

Biologically active formulation

The present invention provides a formulation characterised by the simultaneous presence in cyclodextrin based supramolecular complexes, of two components, one of which is a neonicotinoid selected from the group consisting of thiacloprid and thiamethoxam and the other possesses an activity synergistic with the first, enhancing its effectiveness. The synergistic component that is able to synergistically enhance the activity of the active principle is piperonyl butoxide, and. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347657

Substituted pyrazolylpyrazole derivative and use of same as herbicide

Provided is a compound capable of effectively control worst weeds of higher leaf stages that present practical problems. A specific pyrazolylpyrazole derivative of formula (i) is disclosed that is able to solve the above-mentioned problems.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347656

Microbicidal composition

A synergistic microbicidal composition having two components. The first component is a nonionic surfactant with structure: r2o(ch2ch(ch3)o)3(ch2ch2o)7h, where r2 is a mixture of c8-c14 linear alkyl groups. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347655

Microbicidal composition

A synergistic microbicidal composition having two components. The first component is a nonionic surfactant with structure: r1o(ch2ch(ch3)o)5(ch2ch2o)9h, where r1 is a c8 alkyl group. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347654

Herbicidal compounds

The present invention relates to herbicidally active thiazolopyridinones, in particular benzyloxy-substituted-phenyl-thiazolopyridinone derivatives, of formula (i), wherein r1, r2, g, x, y, z and n are as defined herein. The invention further provided processes for their preparation, and compositions comprising such derivatives. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347653

Antibacterial composition containing an isomer mixture of monosaccharide alkyl monoacetals or monoethers

A bactericidal or bacteriostatic composition comprising an isomer mixture of monosaccharide alkyl monoethers or monoacetals, its use in the treatment or prevention of gram-positive bacterial infections, its use as a hygiene or dermatological product for external use and a method for disinfecting surfaces.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347652

Enhancement of antibiotic efficacy

Methods and compositions are provided for increasing or enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics, such as by increasing antimicrobial activity, against a variety of microbes by co-administration with synthetic amphiphiles, including lariat ethers and hydraphiles. Methods and compositions for overcoming antibiotic resistance are also provided.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347651

Active compound combinations comprising a (thio)carboxamide derivative and fungicidal compound(s)

The present invention relates to active compound combinations, in particular within a fungicide composition, which comprises (a) a n-cyclopropyl-n-[substituted-benzyl]-3-(difluoromethyl)-5-fluoro-1-methyl-1h-pyrazole-4-carboxamide or thiocarboxamide derivative and two further fungicidally active compounds (b) and (c). Moreover, the invention relates to a method for curatively or preventively or eradicatively controlling the phytopathogenic fungi of plants or crops, to the use of a combination according to the invention for the treatment of seed, to a method for protecting a seed and not at least to the treated seed.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347650

Insecticidal phenyl-or pyridyl-piperdine compounds

Furthermore, the present invention relates to intermediates used to prepare compounds of formula (i), to methods of using them to combat and control insect, acarine, nematode and mollusc pests and to insecticidal, acaricidal, nematicidal and molluscicidal compositions comprising them.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347649

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.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347648

Soil-borne disease control method, soil for plant cultivation use, and soil-borne disease control agent

(wherein r is an alkyl group represented by cnh2n+1 and n is an integer of 1 or more but 15 or less).. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347647

Ketone or oxime compound, and herbicide

Wherein b is a ring of any one of b-1, b-2, or b-3, q is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, nor7, etc., r6 is a hydrogen atom, c1-6 alkyl, etc., r7 is a hydrogen atom, c1-6 alkyl, etc., r8a, r8b, r9a, r9b, r10, r11, r12, r13, and r14 are each independently a hydrogen atom, c1-6 alkyl, etc., m is an integer of 1 or 2, n is an integer of 0, 1 or 2; and a herbicide including the compound or salt thereof.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347646

Antimicrobial compositions

A method for rapid surface sanitization is provided, where the method includes contacting the surface with an effective amount of an antimicrobial composition comprising at least about 50 wt. % of a c1-6 alcohol, based upon the total weight of the antimicrobial composition; and an efficacy-enhancing amount of a c1-10 alkane diol.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347645

Two components disinfecting composition containing peracetic acid and chelating agent

The invention relates to a two component disinfectant composition comprising: (a) a peracetic acid-generating component comprising acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and an organic phosphonic acid; and (b) a stabilizer component comprising an alkaline agent and a chelating agent, wherein the chelating agent is selected from the group consisting of n,n-bis(carboxymethyl)-l-glutamic acid, methylglycine diacetic acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, and alkali metal salts thereof, and a mixture of two or more thereof and to the aqueous disinfectant solution obtainable by mixing and diluting components (a) and (b) in water. The invention further relates to a method of disinfecting surface and instruments, particularly flexible endoscopes, using said aqueous disinfectant solution.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347644

Quaternary disinfectant composition with anionic scale inhibiting agent

The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaner compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an antimicrobial amine, and an anionic scale inhibitor. Beneficially, the compositions provide sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347643

Collapsible hand-carried hunting blind

A blind for use by a hunter may be hand carried or statically mounted on the ground. A planar sheet of fabric is held taut by a metal hoop; the blind folds upon itself for storage. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347642

Scent dispersing device and system for hunting, mosquito control, and other applications

A scent dispersing device for hunting and alternatively mosquito control. It is an animal scent lure and scent holder used by hunters to secure a scent element to a specific area to attract wild animals such as deer. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347641

Bird deterrent

An apparatus for deterring birds and other animals from an area is provided, including a sheet of a material, such as a metallic material, having a first end comprising a hole through the sheet, a second end separated from the first end by a length of the sheet and a width. The apparatus further includes a cable comprising a first loop at one end inserted through the hole in the first end of the sheet configured to attach the cable to the sheet and a second loop at another end and separated from the first loop. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347640

Device for evaporating volatile substances

A device for evaporation of volatile substances, comprising a housing; a container removably mounted in the housing containing liquid volatile substances; a wick of a porous material, provided with a first end and a second end, wherein at least the first end is contained inside the container; a resistor element arranged to contact the second end of the wick; and connecting means for connecting the device to the mains supply to allow the heating of the resistor element; wherein the resistor element is a coiled wire that forms a compressing spring, and wherein the resistor element is compressed and in contact with the second end of the wick when the container is mounted in the housing.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347639

Bug trap with flexible two-piece handle

An apparatus for catching bugs is provided which includes a catch box having an interior region and an elongated handle attached to the catch box. The elongated handle includes a flexible tube member and a flexible rod member disposed within the flexible tube member. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347638

Horse care apparatus

A hoof care apparatus is comprised of a generally cup-shaped body comprising a cylindrical side wall having an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface being sized and shaped for the receipt of and mating engagement with the bottom rim of a cylindrical dispenser containing a liquid hoof care product; and a tongue projecting radially from the outer surface of the side wall of the cylindrical body which serves as a hoof pick. The dispenser can be supported by the apparatus on a surface in an upright position when not in use.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347637

Fishing gaff

A fishing gaff incorporates a mechanism which selectively releases the hook from a tubular shaft. A button at an end of the shaft opposite the hook is depressed to release the hook. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347636

Single-bearing reel

A single-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool shaft, a support unit, a spool, a first restriction member, a second restriction member, a pair of first seal members, a second seal member, and a third seal member. The pair of first seal members is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the support unit. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347635

Fishing lure

A fishing lure frame comprising a v-shaped frame having an aperture or loop formed at a vertex of the v-shaped member, the v-shaped member having a first leg and an upper second leg joined at the vertex, the first leg including a lure body extending from a distal end thereof with a hook extending from a distal end of the body and a skirt attaching at a collar formed by a reduced diameter medial portion of the body, the second leg being about three-fourths as long as the first leg and extending at a selected angle of from between 60-120 degrees from the first leg, the second leg extending in spaced apart alignment with the first leg and the second leg including a rotatable bladed attaching to a distal end thereof, the lure body including a plurality of transverse longitudinal members extending from the tip thereof including distal ends having rotatable blades connecting thereto.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347634

Methods for controlling fishing hardware and displaying fishing information

A method for controlling fishing hardware and displaying fishing information which includes running an application on a computing device having a display for displaying the application, wherein the application is configured to display and control a fishing lure configuration of a fishing lure. The method further including establishing a connection between the computing device and the fishing lure which includes equipment capable of emitting sounds resembling the prey of a fish, thereby enabling alteration of the fishing lure configuration and which sounds may be emitted. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347633

Non-human animals expressing exogenous terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase

Provided herein are methods and compositions related to non-human animals that express exogenous terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase (tdt).. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347632

Method for obtaining information about a farm animal

The invention relates to a method for obtaining information about a farm animal, wherein a device (a) is attached to the head region of an animal, said device containing at least one acceleration sensor by means of which recurring acceleration data is measured, wherein the acceleration data is evaluated using automatic data processing means, and, as an outcome of the evaluation, is indicative of the activities and/or conditions of the animal. The acquired acceleration data is evaluated in order to detect the swallowing processes carried out by the animal.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347631

Dog leash

A reconfigurable leash is provided. The reconfigurable leash allows a user to configure the leash in multiple configurations, including hand-free, single animal, double animal, and tether configurations. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347630

Retractable pet leash assembly

A retractable pet leash assembly includes a housing, a spool, a leash and a braking assembly. The spool is disposed inside the housing and biased by a spring and includes braking notches. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347629

Corrective collar activator system

This invention is a system that will properly activate common corrective collars. Additionally this invention prevents harm to the animal from the misuse of said corrective collars and/or from the uncontrolled animal wearing said collar.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347628

Strap for attaching a decorative ornament to the head of a pet

The present invention comprises a strap assembly that permits various decorative items to be worn comfortably on the head of a pet without easily falling or being pulled off. The strap assembly can be made of a thin, clear or translucent elastic plastic material making it nearly invisible. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347627

Lost and found notifications for pets based on geolocation and profile information

An infrastructure and methodologies to support automated lost and found pet alerts based on geo-proximity and other criteria. In various embodiments, a pet/dog owner initiates a lost pet alert by entering location and lost pet report information via a downloadable application. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347626

Pet water feed with water level alarm function

A pet water feeder with a water level alarm function, comprising a water storage tank and a water drinking basin, which are configured to be in fluid communication with each other, wherein a water level sensor is installed inside the water drinking basin close to a bottom of the water drinking basin, and a buzzer is installed on the bottom outside the water drinking basin.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347625

Animal feeder

A robust multiple compartment animal feeder. The device has multiple hoppers or containers, each of which is filled with feed. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347624

Method for recording and predicting position data for a self-propelled wheeled vehicle

A method for recording and predicting position data for a self-propelled wheeled vehicle (1) carrying a load (14) is provided whereby the vehicle (1) is caused to move along a ground surface (5) along a predominantly straight line trajectory (17) by rotating at least one load carrying wheel (3) in frictional engagement with the surface (5), angular rotation data of at least one wheel (3) is obtained, absolute position data are obtained at different predetermined fixed positions pn of the vehicle (1) with respect to the surface (5) along the straight line trajectory (17), whereby the distance travels is measured independently and used to calibrate motion sensors on board the vehicle. The invention also comprises a delivery or pick up system, a program for an on-board computing device and an on-board computing device.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347623

Injury mitigating stock guard

An injury mitigating stock guard is described. The stock guard includes mutually parallel linear members defining linear pockets therebetween of sufficient size to allow the passage of the hoof of an adult domesticated animal. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347622

Pet ramp system

A pet ramp system has a central pier and at least one ramp with an axle that is received in at least one axle receiver disposed near the top of the pier. The pier's axle receiver(s) permit installation of the ramp axle when the ramp is oriented at less than a predetermined angle from vertical, but the axle receiver(s) will not permit separation of the ramp from the pier when the ramp is lowered to any of a plurality of use positions that each are at more than the predetermined angle.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347621

Horse mattresses and related methods of use

A horse mattress has a hollow body formed by a top bedding layer and a ground contacting base layer connected together to define an internal chamber, the top bedding layer being water resistant and sized to accommodate a horse; loose fill material within the internal chamber; a fill opening defined by the hollow body for adding and removing loose fill material to and from the internal chamber; and a reversible closure part for opening and closing the fill opening. A method includes supplying loose fill material into an internal chamber of a hollow body through a fill opening defined by the hollow body, the hollow body being water resistant; reversibly closing the fill opening; and placing the hollow body on a ground surface in a horse stall to provide a bed for a horse.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347620

Litter for animals

Provided is a litter for animals that has a reduced bulk density while retaining an advantage of a granular material containing bentonite as a main component, i.e., an ability to form a granular mass having a high strength and low height after urine absorption. The litter for animals according to the present invention comprises a plurality of granular materials including a high-bulk density granular material and a low-bulk density granular material at a ratio by mass of 60:40-40:60, wherein: the high-bulk density granular material contains bentonite as a main component; and the low-bulk density granular material is configured of a core layer and a skin layer, said skin layer coating the surface of the core layer and containing a binder by which grains of the plurality of granular materials are bound to each other.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347619

Automatic dog waste apparatus

A machine or apparatus to capture dog urine and solid waste for generally indoor use by a dog owner that automatically or manually advances fresh pads on a predetermined programming of the machine by the control module.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347618

Odor filter apparatus

An odor filter apparatus for a litter box, the odor filter apparatus comprising: a vent base, with a top side and a bottom side; an inlet opening in the vent base; a plurality of channels in the bottom side of the vent base, configured to direct air flow to the inlet opening; a filter housing attached to the top side of the vent base; an active odor removing element located in the filter housing; a fan assembly housing removeably attached to the filter housing; a blower fan located in the fan assembly housing; a mounting opening in the fan assembly opening; a fan exhaust sealing device attached to the mounting opening; four soft button feet attached to the bottom side of the vent base; wherein the blower fan is configured to pull air through the inlet opening, through the active odor removing element, and out through the fan exhaust sealing device. An odor filter apparatus for a litter box, the odor filter apparatus comprising: a litter box bottom; a litter box top configured to sit on the litter box bottom; a vent in the litter box top; a filter housing attached to the litter box top; an active odor removing element located in the filter housing; a fan assembly housing removeably attached to the filter housing; a blower fan located in the fan assembly housing; a mounting opening in the fan assembly opening; a fan exhaust sealing device attached to the mounting opening; wherein the blower fan is configured to pull air through the vent, through the active odor removing element, and out through the fan exhaust sealing device. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347617

Curtain machine having sealed control enclosure

A curtain machine has a sealed control enclosure. The control enclosure, disposed in a machine interior of a machine housing, forms an enclosure interior and is configured to form a moisture impermeable seal separating the environment of the control enclosure from the environment of the machine interior and the external environment of the curtain machine. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347616

A teatcup

A teatcup includes a sleeve, a teacup liner provided in the sleeve, and a milk receptacle including a milk space. An inlet channel extends between an inner space of the teatcup liner and the milk space for conveying milk from a teat into the milk space. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347615

A method for sampling of milk in a milking machine and a milking machine

A method for sampling milk in a milking machine includes the steps of attaching teat cups to teats of an animal and starting to milk said teats; receiving a first amount of milk in a milk receiver while keeping an outlet valve device open; closing the outlet valve device; continuing the receiving of milk in the milk receiver; agitating the milk in the milk receiver using an agitation device of a milk sampling arrangement; taking a regular milk sample from the milk in an outlet portion of the milk receiver using a milk sample device of the milk sampling arrangement; and opening the outlet valve device so that the milk can be transferred to a milk tank.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347614

Lettuce varieties

New lettuce varieties designated ‘wheelhouse’, ‘trailblazer’, ‘haymaker’, ‘14rdsjv055-1’, ‘14rdsjv055-3’, ‘14rdsjv055-7’, ‘ps1102b’, ‘hercules’, and ‘canyon’ are described. ‘wheelhouse’, ‘trailblazer’, ‘haymaker’, ‘14rdsjv055-1’, ‘14rdsjv055-3’, ‘14rdsjv055-7’, ‘ps1102b’, ‘hercules’, and ‘canyon’ exhibit stability and uniformity.. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347613

Garden bean named hmx5107

A novel garden bean cultivars, designated hmx5107 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of garden bean cultivars hmx5107, to the plants of garden bean line hmx5107, and to methods for producing a bean plant by crossing the cultivar hmx5107 with itself or another bean line. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347612

Soybean variety 01064130

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064130. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064130. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347611

Soybean variety 01063894

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063894. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063894. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347610

Soybean variety 01057526

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057526. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057526. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347609

Soybean variety 01059566

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01059566. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01059566. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347608

Soybean variety 01059533

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01059533. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01059533. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347607

Soybean variety 01051641

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01051641. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01051641. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347606

Soybean variety 01062064

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062064. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062064. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347605

Soybean variety 01062057

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01062057. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01062057. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347604

Soybean variety 01057531

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057531. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057531. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347603

Soybean variety 01057517

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057517. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057517. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347602

Oat variety fl0720

The invention provides oat seed and plants of the oat variety fl0720 that have resistance to crown rust. The invention further provides seed and plants of the oat variety fl0720 and progeny produced with at least one of these plants as a parent. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347601

Soybean variety 01064169

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064169. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064169. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347600

Soybean variety 01064172

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064172. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064172. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347599

Soybean variety 01064167

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064167. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064167. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347598

Soybean variety 01064165

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064165. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064165. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347597

Soybean variety 01064152

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064152. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064152. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347596

Soybean variety 01064151

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064151. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064151. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347595

Soybean variety 01064143

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064143. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064143. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347594

Soybean variety 01064142

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064142. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064142. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347593

Soybean variety 01064176

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064176. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064176. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347592

Soybean variety 01064177

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064177. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064177. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347591

Soybean variety 01064137

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064137. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064137. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347590

Soybean variety 01064131

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064131. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064131. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347589

Soybean variety 01064124

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064124. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064124. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347588

Soybean variety 01064122

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064122. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064122. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347587

Soybean variety 01063939

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063939. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063939. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347586

Soybean variety 01063928

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063928. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063928. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347585

Soybean variety 01063906

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063906. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063906. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347584

Soybean variety 01063916

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063916. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063916. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347583

Soybean variety 01063918

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063918. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063918. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347582

Soybean variety 01063907

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063907. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063907. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347581

Soybean variety 01063902

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063902. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063902. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347580

Soybean variety 01063900

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063900. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063900. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347579

Soybean variety 01063898

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063898. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063898. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347578

Soybean variety 01063892

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063892. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063892. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347577

Soybean variety 01058864

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058864. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058864. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347576

Soybean variety 01058863

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058863. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058863. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347575

Soybean variety 01063886

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01063886. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01063886. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347574

Soybean variety 01058822

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058822. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058822. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347573

Soybean variety 01058767

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058767. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058767. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347572

Soybean variety 01058718

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058718. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058718. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347571

Soybean variety 01058711

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058711. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058711. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347570

Soybean variety 01058698

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058698. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058698. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347569

Soybean variety 01058606

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058606. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058606. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347568

Soybean variety 01058529

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058529. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058529. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347567

Soybean variety 01058528

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058528. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058528. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347566

Soybean variety 01058513

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058513. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058513. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347565

Soybean variety 01058469

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058469. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058469. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347564

Soybean variety 01058444

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058444. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058444. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347563

Soybean variety 01058360

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058360. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058360. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347562

Soybean variety 01058353

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058353. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058353. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347561

Soybean variety 01058349

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058349. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058349. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347560

Soybean variety 01058320

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058320. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058320. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347559

Soybean variety 01058313

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058313. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058313. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347558

Soybean variety 01057493

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057493. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057493. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347557

Soybean variety 01057459

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057459. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057459. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347556

Soybean variety 01057454

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057454. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057454. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347555

Soybean variety 01057408

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057408. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057408. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347554

Soybean variety 01057400

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057400. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057400. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347553

Soybean variety 01057390

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057390. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057390. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347552

Soybean variety 01057348

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057348. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057348. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347551

Soybean variety 01057212

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057212. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057212. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347550

Soybean variety 01057207

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057207. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057207. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347549

Sex determination genes and their use in breeding

The invention relates to a method to improve breeding in dioecious plants, preferably asparagus plants, comprising providing a plant in which the functional expression of the dominant suppressor of gynoecium development is disrupted or reduced and introducing said plant in inbreeding, backcross breeding, recurrent backcross breeding or double haploid breeding techniques. Preferably said dominant suppressor of gynoecium development is a gene comprising a duf247 domain. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347548

System and method for cultivating plants

A self-contained system for cultivating plants using a combination of aeroponic and hydroponic processes includes a container having successive size reductions to support plant cups, a liquid distribution device, and to provide a reservoir for storing a water and nutrient solution.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347547

Hydroponic plant grow cabinet

Present invention relates to a hydroponic plant grow cabinet, comprising a housing, said housing comprising main plant growing chamber and a pre-growing chamber for seeds/seedlings, main tank and auxiliary tanks for a nutrient solution and ph level regulating solutions, pumps and tubing, lighting means, ventilating means, control means, sensors, display means, loudspeaker and user input means, network communication means, connection to electric main, connections to water mains and sewage.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347546

Above-ground farming module in which the roots of the plants are fed by a nutritional mist, set of modules and associated method

The invention relates mainly to an above-ground farming module which includes an element for supporting plants defining a root chamber for the aerial portion of the plants, and which includes means for forming a mist of nutritional solution (9) and means (25, 26) for circulating said mist of nutritional solution (30) located in the root chamber (4). The means for forming the mist of nutritional solution (9) advantageously include an ultrasound mister (10) located in the bottom of a misting cell (9) on which at least one opening for propagating the nutritional mist (20) in the root chamber (4) is arranged, and the means (25, 26) for circulating the mist of nutritional solution (30) are located next to said opening (20).. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347545

Soilless plant cultivating container

A soilless plant cultivating container includes an elongate body of generally wave shaped form and having a flow channel defined therethrough; and a receptacle defined in a sidewall of the body in fluid communication with the flow channel to receive and support a plant therein.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347544

Irrigation systems and methods

An irrigation device and related methods involve the device having a container defining an interior space. The container has a perforated side wall portion, a solid top wall portion and a solid bottom wall portion such that water is dispensed from the device through the perforated side wall portion. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347543

Apparatus and methods for wireless transmission of alarm condition information from zones in an irrigation system

A method of wirelessly transmitting alarm condition information is applicable to an irrigation zone including a zone input conduit connected to a main distribution conduit of the irrigation system. The zone further includes a zone distribution conduit, a zone valve connected between the zone input conduit and the zone distribution conduit, and at least one irrigation emitter connected in the zone distribution conduit. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347542

Gardening devices for the efficient watering of plants

Embodiments are directed to a fluid-emission device. An example fluid-emission device includes a tubular body, a fluid-source coupler, and a tip member disposed opposite the tubular body from the fluid-source coupler. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347541

Apparatus for reducing plant material

Embodiments of an apparatus for reducing plant material are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a frame, a boom coupled to and extending from the frame, a drive assembly at least partially coupled to the boom and having a drive shaft rotatable relative to the boom, a hub interconnected to and rotatable with the drive shaft, a cutting wheel interconnected to and rotatable with the hub, and a shearing device coupled to the boom and having a working surface adjacent the hub. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347540

Grid shoot positioning system for grape vines

An apparatus and method for training a grape vine. The apparatus is a linear grid composed of transverse and longitudinal elements that are configured to result in a network of spaces that are sized to substantially provide a separate space for each vine shoot. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347539

More efficient structural cell for facilitating tree root growth

A structural cell system for supporting hardscape, allowing tree root growth, and managing stormwater underneath the hardscape. The system may include: a base having a plurality of receptacles and a plurality of support members interconnecting the receptacles; a plurality of legs each sized and shaped to be attachable to the base within one of the receptacles so as to extend from the base, and to be attachable to another of the legs so that pairs of legs attached to each other collectively extend from the base; and a top attachable to the legs. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347538

Plant cultivation device

The present invention is a plant cultivation device. The water tank supplies cultivation water to the cultivation tank via an irrigation conduit. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347537

Multilevel closed ecosystem greenhouse

A greenhouse is disclosed having a light-transmitting barrier and a floor surface. The barrier and floor surface are connected to define an enclosure within the greenhouse for plant cultivation. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347536

Plant support device

A plant support device for providing support to the stem of a plant includes a rod that is configured to insert vertically into a planting bed. A positioner is slidably couplable to the rod. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347535

Nursery pot positioning device and method

A positioning device for a plant container having a lip. The positioning device has an extension arm with a hook rigidly connected at one end and a handle rigidly connected at the other end. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347534

Seeding and/or planting system

A seed and/or plant system contains a strand-shaped seed and/or plant carrier suspended on a mounting. The seed and/or plant carrier contains several seed and/or plant locations with seeds and/or plants arranged spaced apart from each other in its longitudinal extension. ...

12/07/17 / #20170347533

Unique rollable five-device-in-one system comprising rollable clawed-foot flower container, rollable adjustable-receiver umbrella stand, rollable water reservoir, rollable water-regulating irrigation system, and rollable water-circulating system

A rollable five-device-in-one flower container and umbrella stand comprises: a container having multiple walls and a bottom, water-regulating channels formed in the bottom, two wheel wells formed in the bottom, anti-rolling claws formed in the bottom for digging into the ground on a slope to prevent the five-device-in-one flower container and umbrella stand from sliding down the slope, an umbrella-pole receiver screwed on the bottom, u-shaped and j-shaped spring clamps hooked on the umbrella-pole receiver for creating a clamping force therebetween, two wheels partially hidden in the two wheel wells, a tubular double-wall water reservoir having spiral water-distributing tubes and spiral water-regulating foams for spirally and timely discharging the water, and spiral water-circulating slides spirally welded or molded to the walls for spirally creating multiple spiral tractions, multiple spiral layers, multiple spiral travel distances for soil and water to create multiple spiral root growths and multiple spiral nutrition absorptions.. . ...

12/07/17 / #20170347532