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 new patent  Portable toilet system

Disclosed is a device for maple sap harvesting, which includes an assembly of a tubular sleeve which is removably mounted inside a tubular section of a tap. The tubular sleeve may be molded from a food-grade, anti-bacterial material. 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A portable toilet system includes a portable toilet that has a stand, a seat that is coupled to the stand and a container that is coupled to the seat. The seat is sat upon thereby facilitating the container to capture waste. ...

 new patent  Method of and apparatus for drying and plasma-assisted disinfection of hands

To dry a hand with fingertips and a carpus, the palmar aspect and the dorsal aspect of the hand are blown dry, starting from the fingertips, by a pair of planar gas jets, wherein the gas jets of the pair run towards each other in the direction from the carpus to the fingertips at an angle of less than 180°. By applying high-voltage ac pulses with respect to ground to dielectrically shielded electrodes arranged next to both planar gas jets, direct discharges are obtained across the hand on the palmar aspect thereof and on the dorsal aspect thereof.. ...

 new patent  Sanitary wipe apparatus for use on a beverage can

An improved sanitary wipe apparatus, a sterile, naturally sanitizing wipe adapted to be stored within a dispenser box and removed one-by-one for use by a person to remove anti-microbial agents from a top drinking surface of a beverage can before drinking therefrom.. . ...

 new patent  Out indicator sheets

Embodiments are directed to a dispensing device and methods of using a dispensing device having an improved out indicator. The dispensing device includes a housing having a cavity. ...

 new patent  Monitoring modules for hand hygiene dispensers

Monitoring modules for hand hygiene product dispensers may be installed in existing manual or touch free hand hygiene product dispensers to provide wireless communication of dispenser data to or from a dispenser. In one example, a manual dispenser beacon module is configured to be used with a manually actuated hand hygiene product dispenser to monitor hand hygiene compliance events (such as dispense events) associated with the dispenser, and to wirelessly transmit dispenser data to or from the manual dispenser. ...

 new patent  Reservoir with removable mobile dispenser

A replaceable cartridge for a liquid master dispenser is disclosed. The replaceable cartridge includes a reservoir for containing liquid to be dispensed from the liquid master dispenser; and a personal dispenser removably coupled to the reservoir. ...

 new patent  Shower curtain splashguard system

A shower splash guard system especially adapted for installation in bathroom showers by an unskilled person and for the purpose of preventing water from an adjacent wall mounted shower head from splashing between the wall and the adjacent side edge of a suspended shower curtain.. . ...

 new patent  Infant bathing device

A child bathing device for the secure and safe bathing of a child is disclosed. The device includes a frame having a top rim and a bottom rim. ...

 new patent  System for washing and treating newborn infants

A system for washing and treating infants includes components for keeping an infant under controlled sterile and warm conditions. The system also includes a device for washing the infant, which has a support frame and a flexible laminar element adapted to be secured thereto. ...

 new patent  Kitchen device with suction foot

This device can be released from the surface with an improved ease of use, because holding the device and releasing the device from the surface effectively have become a single, intuitive manual action by the user.. . ...

 new patent  Wireless food processor discs

A blending system that includes a base that is selectively and operatively engaged with a container is shown and described herein. The base may include a near field communications chip that may communicate with a near field communications chip of a cutting disc. ...

 new patent  Smart blender and operation method thereof

A smart blender of the present invention pulverizes or blends food contained therein by a rotating blade. When the blender is slanted by an external force and the external force is then removed, the blender blends food contained therein while repeatedly shaking side to side.. ...

 new patent  Movable cooking surface

Disclosed is a cooking device having cooking surfaces that move with respect to the device or one another. The cooking surfaces can slide or otherwise move on, for example, rails to allow access to portions of the cooking device that would otherwise be obstructed by the cooking surfaces.. ...

 new patent  Grease and debris capturing system

A grease and debris capturing system for inhibiting grease and debris from collection on a cooking appliance includes a range that has an oven and a stove top. The oven has a first heating element and the stove top has a plurality of second heating elements. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255971

 new patent  Air fryer

An air fryer system is disclosed which comprises a base having a heating source and an air source located therein, both sources being supplied power for operation by an ac power cord. A cooking chamber is defined within the base and a cooking drawer fits securely within the cooking chamber to substantially seal the chamber against heat loss during use. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255970

 new patent  Modular griddle with searing device

A collection of cooking devices are modularly attachable to a common base frame. For example, a searing device can be selectively attached to a pivotable handle assembly, such that the handle and searing device are moveable between a sear position and a raised position relative to the griddle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255969

 new patent  Continuous cooking surface with individually controllable heating zones

Examples are disclosed herein that relate to a grill with a continuous cooking surface having individually controllable heating zones separated by one or more isolation zones. One example provides a grill, comprising a grill plate defining a continuous cooking surface comprising a plurality of individually controllable heating zones separated by one or more isolation zones, each heating zone comprising one or more heating elements positioned beneath the grill plate, and each isolation zone comprising a cooling fluid channel, and a cooling fluid circulation system configured to control a flow of a cooling fluid through the cooling fluid channel for each isolation zone.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255968

 new patent  Continuous grill and cooking method

A continuous grill with at least two grill rollers forming at least one grilling gap, in one aspect, includes an assembly capable of rotating relative to and projecting out of or into at least one roller. An inner rotary bearing is disposed between this roller and assembly and/or this assembly is mounted on a housing of the grill or on a carrier group mounted immovably relative to the housing. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255967

 new patent  Device for preparing food

An apparatus for preparing food having a heating device with hot plate, a filter device and a cover device, which is in operative connection with the filter device and has an upper side, an underside and side surfaces. The cover device, on the underside, has at least one entry opening of a flow channel for exhaust air, the flow channel being arranged in the interior of the cover device. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255966

 new patent  Drinking/feeding container with a heating device to heat a flow of fluid

A drinking/feeding container and method for delivering fluid to a user at a drinking/feeding temperature which is higher than a storage temperature of the fluid. The container includes a fluid storage compartment, a lid and a heating device. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255965

 new patent  Magnetic variable length cooking divider with adjustable contact

The invention is an apparatus used to divide existing cooking equipment into isolated areas to substantially reduce fluid or physical contact for preparing one or more types of food at once, to maximize existing baking equipment versatility. Features of the apparatus are a housing component; one or more arm components which attach or reside within the housing component. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255964

 new patent  Cleaning system for an apparatus for dispensing liquid foodstuffs

In order to specify, in the case of an apparatus for dispensing liquid foodstuffs, in particular milk products, an integrated cleaning system which is straightforward and reliable to handle, provision is made for a foodstuff-supply line to be provided with a connection, on which can be fitted an intake line which leads to a storage tank containing the liquid foodstuff, and for a connecting element to be provided, it being possible for this connecting element, when the intake line has been removed, to be fitted onto the connection in order for the foodstuff-supply line to be connected fluidically to the integrated cleaning system.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255963

 new patent  Kit for capsule coffee machines and methods of use thereof

A kit for a capsule machine, in particular for a coffee capsule machine comprising, in cascade, a feeding water reservoir (14), an infusion model (12) and a brewing group (16) and set up to prepare brews with hot water under pressure. The kit comprises at least a soluble product set up to be inserted in a body of a capsule (22), at least a cap comprising on a crown or edge thereof an adhesive set up to seal the soluble product inside the body of the capsule (22), so as to, during use, the capsule (22) obtained with the kit (30) can be inserted in the infusion module (12) of the machine (10) to carry out a cleaning an hygiene operation of the brewing group (16) during at least an empty cycle of said machine (10). ...

09/13/18 / #20180255962

 new patent  Method and device for preparing a coffee drink

A method for preparing a coffee drink is provided in which, in a brewing process, a pre-specifiable total amount of brewing water is conducted through an amount of powdered coffee. In order to improve the tasting quality of freshly-brewed coffee drinks while, at least, increasing the uniformity of taste characteristics in successively prepared coffee drinks, a total through-flow time for the brewing process is or can be predefined in which the total amount of brewing water is conducted through an amount of powdered coffee.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255961

 new patent  Brewing apparatus for preparing a hot beverage

In a method and an associated brewing apparatus for preparing a hot beverage, in particular a coffee beverage, a quantity of a flavoring source, in particular coffee powder, is introduced into a brewing chamber and then, in a brewing operation, a predeterminable overall quantity of brewing water is passed through the brewing chamber under pressure, in order to enhance the taste quality of the freshly brewed coffee beverages or at least to increase the consistency of the taste. During the brewing operation, a value for the volume flow of the brewing water upstream or downstream of the brewing chamber, and/or for the quantity of the brewing water which has already been passed through, or is still to be passed through, is determined continuously, or at least a number of times, and a controllable backpressure valve downstream of the brewing chamber is activated in accordance with the value determined. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255960

 new patent  Automatic beverage maker

An automatic beverage system for producing a hot flavored beverage. The system includes a base unit having a water reservoir, a control system for heating liquid from the reservoir, a cartridge arm having a water injector and a cartridge holder, a pump and tubing system connecting the water reservoir to the cartridge holder and used to move water, the control system housed within the base unit and coupled to the heating element and pump to control temperature and movement of the liquid from the reservoir to the cartridge holder, and a container base positioned in an area adjacent the base unit and below the cartridge holder. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255959

 new patent  Apparatus for producing a beverage from a capsule

An apparatus for preparing a beverage from capsules, including a liquid supply system (12) comprising a water reservoir (14) and a pump (16), an extraction block (8) comprising an injection block (9) including an injector head (28) and a housing (40), and an extraction mechanism (6) comprising a capsule holder (10) configured to receive a capsule. The injector head comprises an injection plate (27) having plurality of inlet injectors (34) with internal liquid channels (37) configured to pierce through a lid (30) of a capsule (26). ...

09/13/18 / #20180255958

 new patent  Beverage brewing and dispenser apparatus

A method and apparatus for simultaneous brewing and beverage dispensing, in which a brew basket is positionable in a beverage dispenser to permit brewing. The brew basket includes a novel shape that permits it to take advantage of current beverage dispenser configurations to ease the brewing process.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255957

 new patent  System and method for minimum safe temperature in cooking sous vide

A sous vide cooking program for precision cooking. The cooking program automatically lowers the cook temperature to minimum safe temperature after finishing a cooking program so food does not become over cooked and holds system temperature to halt further cooking and to prevent bacteria growth. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255956

 new patent  Method for semi-automatic food cooking

A semi-automatic food cooking apparatus comprising: a control unit; a communication unit; and a cooking compartment comprising: a cooking cartridge loading tray; a movable press; a movable cooking base; and a cooking cartridge lid guide.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255955

 new patent  Devices and methods to disintergrate foods

The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255954

 new patent  Crushable pack

There is provided a pack which has interconnected side panels (11), (12) defining a volume for receiving a product (25). The pack has an opening at one end which is at least partially closed with a non-return end closure mechanism in the form of a flap (17). ...

09/13/18 / #20180255953

 new patent  Motorized drapery apparatus, system and method of use

An architectural covering is presented having a rotatable drive element having a guide structure and a plurality of idler attachment elements and a drive element positioned over the rotatable drive element. The rotatable drive element is connected to a wall, ceiling or other structure by brackets. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255952

 new patent  Curtain rod bracket

The present invention provides an adhesive curtain rod bracket for mounting a curtain rod to a wall without the need of drilling. The adhesive curtain rod bracket has a support member perpendicularly attached to a flat member. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255951

 new patent  Rug and methods of manufacturing and packaging

A rug a methods of manufacturing and packaging the rug. The rug, once manufactured, can be folded one or more times from an unfolded configuration to a folded configuration such that the area thereof is substantially reduced. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255950

 new patent  Leak preventer for cups with detachable lids

The “leak preventer for cups with detachable lids” is a single-piece device consisting, roughly, of two circular rings that clamp around the rim of a vessel after the vessel's lid has been affixed. The invention compresses the rim of the vessel, thus preventing leaks at any seam in the rim, preventing the lid from detaching, and giving positive assurance that the lid has been properly seated on the cup rim. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255949

 new patent  Glass vessel comprising an accommodated metal element and method of production thereof

The invention relates to a glass vessel which accommodates a metal element in its base, wherein the glass vessel comprises a lower recess in the base which accommodates the metal element, wherein the metal element is bonded to the base by means of a transparent adhesive at the bottom of the recess and is embedded by a transparent plastic which fills up a remaining area of the recess. The invention further relates to a method for producing a glass vessel.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255948

 new patent  Plastic vessel comprising an accommodated metal element and method of producing the same

The vessel element (1) and the cover (2) are particularly made of polycarbonate or copolyester, and the plastic vessel is in particular a drinking glass, and the metal element (3) is in particular a neodymium magnet having a copper-nickel coating. Moreover the invention relates to a method for producing a plastic vessel while using the thermoplastic properties of the plastic, and to the use of the vessel in interaction with a suitable means of transport and/or in a vehicle of any kind and/or for the usage by persons with reduced motor skills and/or perception and/or attention and/or as a decorative element.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255947

 new patent  Insulated vessel with augmented reality target and system utilizing the same

Disclosed is a double walled vessel for use in an ar system. The ar system includes ar software and an ar display device having a camera and a video screen. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255946

 new patent  Central access duvet cover system

A central access duvet cover system includes a cover assembly, defined by first and second fabric layers with a pocket defined between the layers, and which is configured to receive a separate fill layer, defined by a blanket or comforter. The first fabric layer includes first and second portions with an opening formed therebetween such that the fill layer can be inserted into and taken out of the pocket. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255945

 new patent  Central access duvet cover system

A central access duvet cover system includes a cover assembly, defined by top and bottom fabric layers with a pocket defined between the layers, and which is configured to receive a separate fill layer, defined by a blanket or comforter. The bottom fabric layer includes first and second portions with an opening formed therebetween such that the fill layer can be inserted into and taken out of the pocket. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255944

 new patent  Illuminated shelf system

An illuminated shelf system having configurable led illuminated fixtures structurally supported on opposing support rails that are removed from or electrically insulated from a plurality of power supply rails disposed within a wall panel between opposing support rails.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255943

 new patent  Trash bin cabinet for a checkout station

A trash bin cabinet for a checkout station in a retail store is described. The checkout station includes the trash bin cabinet with a drawer locking mechanism, and a trash level sensor with an optical notification system. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255942

 new patent  Safety harness for babies

A restraint for securing a baby on a top surface of a mattress is disclosed. The restrain includes a rectangular sheet of flexible webbing which can be secured to the mattress by a plurality of elongated loops mounted to the corners of the rectangular sheet. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255941

 new patent  Adjustable foam mattress

Various systems and methods for adjusting the firmness of a mattress are described herein. Inflation elements having fingers may be coupled with a spring layer or foam layer of a mattress to provide for inflating or deflating the fingers. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255940

 new patent  Mattress

A mattress including a base layer, at least one intermediary layer, and a top layer. The base layer is constructed from a foam material defining an indentation level deflection (ild) rating from 25 to 35 pounds, and defines a thickness of between four and eight inches (4″-8″), and having a density from 1 to 4 lb/ft3. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255939

 new patent  Mattress with adjustable hardness

A mattress with adjustable hardness comprises at least one resilience supplying module, at least one air bag module and a lining provided for the resilience supplying module and the air bag module to be placed therein. The lining is provided with a plurality of lattice-like units, each lattice-like unit defining a mounting space therein. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255938

 new patent  Air bag module of inflatable mattress

An air bag module of inflatable mattress is disclosed. The inflatable mattress is provided with a lining for the air bag module to be placed therein, and a resilience supplying module being placed in the lining and resting on the air bag module. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255937

 new patent  Adjustable spring mattress

Various systems and methods for adjusting the firmness of a spring mattress are described herein. Inflation elements having fingers may be coupled with a spring layer of a mattress to provide for inflating or deflating the fingers in the interstitial spaces defined by a group of springs of the mattress. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255936

 new patent  Support assembly of foldable bed frame and foldable bed frame having same

Disclosed are support assemblies and foldable bed frames. A foldable bed frame includes first and second frames, each having left and right frame bars. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255935

 new patent  Step stool with anti-microbial protection

The present technology generally relates to a step stool having anti-microbial protection. In particular, the present technology relates to a step stool having an anti-microbial coating.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255934

 new patent  Propane heated seat

A device used to heat seats, chairs, and tree stands using propane as the heat source.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255933

 new patent  Deployable arm support seating assembly

A deployable arm support seating assembly for provision of arm support to a relining user includes a chair that has a back. The back is reclining. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255932

 new patent  Ergonomic body supporting chair

A chair for supporting a body of a user in a substantially upright position relative to a vertical-axis; the chair includes a frame, a chest-support, a seat and at least one knee-support. In a preferred embodiment, the chair includes a tray configured to hold items/tools such as dentist equipment. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255931

 new patent  Surface adaptive tension-compression base structure and apparatus using the same

A tension-compression base structure including tension elements (such as flexible cables or ropes) and compression elements (such as rigid legs) is provided with a slidably adjustable path for the tension elements around or within the compression elements, thereby enabling a degree of adaptability to support surfaces that may not be ideally flat, such as on outdoor terrain. Such a tension-compression base may be used to support a platform, a stool, or an item of equipment that may be desirably held in a preferred orientation irrespective of terrain irregularities, and as furniture may be configured to rock with a user's body as a form of active seating.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255930

 new patent  Theater seating

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

09/13/18 / #20180255929

 new patent  Adjustable furniture

A chair having an adjustable backrest and control actuator disposed forward of the backrest hinge, for controlling the backrest angle. The chair has a backrest support hinged to the backrest away from the backrest/chair hinge, and coupled directly or indirectly to track runners which run along elongated support tracks. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255928

 new patent  Retracting mechanism for movable furniture parts

A retracting mechanism for first and second furniture parts includes a guiding structure, a catch member, and a resilient member. The first furniture part includes an engaging feature. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255927

 new patent  Coupling mechanism and slide rail assembly for furniture part

A coupling mechanism adapted for a slide rail includes a coupling base, a supporting member, and an adjustment member. The coupling base is detachably fixed to the slide rail. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255926

 new patent  Coupling mechanism and slide rail assembly for furniture part

A coupling mechanism adapted for a slide rail includes a first base, a second base, and an adjustment member. The slide rail includes a coupling base engaged with the first base. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255925

 new patent  Coupling mechanism and slide rail assembly with cushioning function

A coupling mechanism adapted for a furniture part and a slide rail includes a coupling base and a cushioning structure. The coupling base is detachably mounted on and in direct contact with the slide rail. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255924

 new patent  Toy brick and storage space combination assembly

A toy brick and storage space combination assembly includes a mounting brick that has a plurality of sides including a top side, a bottom side, a front side, rear side, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side. A plurality of male interconnection members is integrally coupled to the top side of the mounting brick and extending away therefrom. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255923

 new patent  Bathroom management apparatus

A bathroom management apparatus includes: a cabinet having an front surface; at least one frame configured to be attached to the cabinet; and at least one function module including at least one of a towel care module, a sterilizing module, a secret box module, a refrigerating module, a charging module, and an air conditioning module configured to be installed in the at least one frame, wherein the at least one frame provides a first mounting space, a second mounting space provided beneath the first mounting space, and a third mounting space provided beneath the second mounting space.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255922

 new patent  Flexible retention systems for portable electronic devices

A retention system for securing a portable electronic device to the work surface can include an elongated member. The elongated member can be adapted to couple with a work surface. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255921

 new patent  Multi-tiered workstation assembly

A multi-tiered work arrangement includes stacked horizontal planar surfaces that have footprints that enable stacking of the planar surfaces to provide work surfaces that are easily accessible to a user in both a sitting and a standing position. A first work surface can have a wide end and a narrow end, and a second work surface can have corresponding narrow and wide ends. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255920

 new patent  Adjustable support for computer peripherals

Methods and systems for configuring a computer peripheral support and organizer apparatus are described. An example method can comprise adjusting a first support assembly to a first position on the bar. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255919

 new patent  Height adjustable device

A height adjustable device can comprise: a base; a first scissor linkage assembly coupled to the base and having a first scissor joint; a second scissor linkage assembly coupled to the base and having a second scissor joint; a worksurface coupled to the first and second scissor linkages; a bracket movably coupled to the first scissor linkage and the second scissor linkage and movable relative to the worksurface; and a first energy storage member coupled to the worksurface and connected by at least one tension member to the bracket, wherein the first energy storage member is configured to bias the bracket in a horizontal direction.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255918

 new patent  Banquet table

A foldable table includes a table top and two leg units. Each leg unit is movable relative to the table top during folding and unfolding of the foldable table.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255917

 new patent  Oral care device

A handle assembly has an upper main and lower brush head handles. The main brush handle has upper and lower surfaces. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255916

 new patent  Vibrating brush assembly for personal hygiene device

A personal hygiene device includes a vibrator housed in a handle. A shaft is coupled to the vibrator and extends from the vibrator to a brush head. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255915

 new patent  Implement and dispenser system

A system comprising an implement and dispenser containing a fluid detachably coupled to the implement. In one embodiment, the dispenser has a housing that includes a reservoir containing a fluid and an actuator for dispensing the fluid from the dispenser. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255914

 new patent  Small-sized hand-operated rotatable toothbrush

Disclosed herein is a hand-operated rotatable toothbrush in which toothbrush bristles are mounted on a toothbrush body and which is rotatable by a hand. The hand-operated rotatable toothbrush includes: a toothbrush body including a toothbrush head configured to have a hollow toothbrush bristle accommodation portion; and a toothbrush bristle body including a toothbrush bristle base configured to have a fastening means m formed along the center of the side surface of the toothbrush bristle base in a circumferential direction. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255913

 new patent  Carrying device and system thereof

A device for carrying a flexible tub having a first hoop handle and a second hoop handle, the device comprising an elongate member further comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, a first end, and an opposed second end. The first end comprises a first securing means, and wherein the second end comprises a second securing means. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255912

 new patent  Clip holder for holding a tape measure and other tools

A clip holder for holding a tape measure and other tools having a spring type clip associated therewith including an inner leg portion, an outer leg portion, and a fold formed therebetween, the outer leg portion angling towards the inner leg portion when in its unclamped position, the inner leg portion including a pair of elongated guide members for guiding the spring type clip associated with a particular tool when inserted over the fold, and at least one projection member projecting towards the outer leg portion. The outer leg portion may include at least one opening for at least partially receiving the at least one projection member when the outer leg portion is in its unclamped position, and a flared flange for allowing a user to more easily grasp the clip holder for both inserting onto and removing the clip holder from a pocket or other garment portion.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255911

 new patent  Multifunctional picnic box

The invention relates to a multifunctional picnic box that includes a box body. The box body as described above has a cover which can be opened. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255910

 new patent  Rucksack with continuous back length adjustment

A rucksack is provided with a first shoulder strap and a second shoulder strap, whereby respective end sections of the shoulder straps are connected with each other by means of a middle piece. The middle piece is continuously slidable along at least one guide element in a vertical direction of the rucksack. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255909

 new patent  Ajustable harness for backpacks and method of using the same

A harness for backpack having an adjustable longitudinal length is disclosed. The harness has a top section and a bottom section slidably engaging one to each other; at least one holding system extending from the top section to the bottom section of the harness for holding the harness on a user's back; and an adjusting element connecting the top and bottom sections and configured for maintaining the longitudinal length of the harness once the longitudinal length is adjusted to a given length adapted to the user's back. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255908

 new patent  Fluid applicator

Fluid applicators and systems having a moving mechanism, for example a slider mechanism, and a flexible shaft having a stationary member, a movable member and a brush member, the brush member attached between the stationary member and the movable member via at least two pivots, the movable member further attached to the moving mechanism.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255907

 new patent  Modular cosmetic pen

The modular cosmetic pen is an apparatus that compacts a writing instrument and a cosmetic tool together while preserving a streamline and ergonomic structure. The apparatus includes a writing instrument, an adapter, at least one cosmetic tool, and a cover. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255906

 new patent  Cosmetic container

A cosmetic container including a cap, a base, and a product holder in the base for holding a solid cosmetic product. The product holder includes an outer hollow body with an open upper end and a lower end; and a cantilevered member. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255905

 new patent  Cosmetic-fluid dispenser

There is provided a cosmetic-fluid dispenser comprising: an elongate main body having a cosmetic-fluid storage space defined therein to contain cosmetic fluid therein, wherein the elongate main body has a chamber body portion; a fluid-communication chamber defined in the chamber body portion in a first direction, wherein the first direction is a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the elongate main body; an actuation mechanism at least partially hollowed and insertable into the fluid-communication chamber, wherein a top thereof protrudes outside the fluid-communication chamber, and a bottom thereof is received in the fluid-communication chamber, and has a bottom inlet hole defined therein; a first vertical elastic hollow member having a lower end disposed on a bottom face of the fluid communication chamber, wherein at least a portion of an upper portion thereof is inserted into the actuation mechanism through the bottom inlet hole; a first fluid communication channel defined in the chamber body portion in a direction away from the cosmetic-fluid storage space; a second fluid communication channel defined in the chamber body portion to fluid-communicate with the cosmetic-fluid storage space; and a cosmetic-fluid outlet structure configured to communicate with the first fluid communication channel, wherein the cosmetic-fluid outlet structure has a fluid discharging hole defined in a distal end thereof and exposed to an outside of the dispenser, wherein a top of the chamber body portion has a first round concaved top portion having an opening defined therein through which the actuation mechanism passes into the chamber, wherein an outer face of the top of the actuation mechanism has a shape conformal to a round concaved shape of the round concaved top portion.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255904

 new patent  Facial puff

A facial puff includes a silicon rubber puff body, an external wrapping layer having waterproof, thin and flexible characteristics and wrapped about the silicon rubber puff body using vacuum packaging technology, and a printing design or ornamental sheet carrying a text, markings, drawings and/or patterns and disposed between the silicon rubber puff body and the external wrapping layer.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255903

 new patent  Systems and methods to initiate and perform the painting of an area of interest on a finger

Systems and methods to initiate and perform the painting of an area of interest on a finger are herein disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of capturing an image of the finger in response to receiving a request to paint the area of interest on the finger and using the image of the finger to ascertain an area of interest of the fingernail to be painted. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255902

 new patent  Systems and apparatuses to apply a material to a nail

Systems and apparatuses to apply a material to a nail are herein disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include apparatus having a receiving unit adapted to receive or hold an external device, an applicator unit to apply the material to the nail, and/or a position aiding unit operably coupled to the applicator unit. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255901

 new patent  Apparatus for removing head lice

Apparatus for removing head lice, designed on the basis of a base casing (2) comprising a drier (3) formed from a first electric motor (4) with an air-blowing turbine and a resistance (5), coupled to a first flexible tube (6) which comprises, on the distal end thereof, a detachable applicator head (7) with prongs (8) via which hot air is expelled. It also comprises a suction device (9) formed by a second electric motor (10) with an air suction turbine coupled to a second flexible tube (11) with a detachable suction nozzle (12), a dismountable filter (13), a very fine “nit-removing”-type comb (14), an electronic circuit (18), and at least one temperature sensor (17) which is connected to the electronic circuit (18) and determines the automatic actuation of the power-saving system on the basis of pre-established temperature parameters.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255900

 new patent  Automatic hair washing device

[object] provided is an automatic hair washing device configured to achieve a hair washing operation like hair washing by human hand. [solution] an automatic hair washing device includes a washing part 10. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255899

 new patent  Apparatus for heating hair rollers

An apparatus for sequentially and individually heating hair rollers incorporates a turn tray having a plurality of receptacles. The turn tray rotates, and if a roller is disposed in the receptacle, the turn tray will stop at a steam stage area where the roller is subjected to heat and steam. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255898

 new patent  Hairstyling device for curling hair with a stationary finger for blocking and demoulding of the strand of hair

A hairstyling device for curling hair includes a housing including a rolling chamber, an insertion slot and an extraction opening arranged on a side end of the housing, and a mandrel which has one end fixed to the housing and a free end arranged near to the extraction opening, and which extends into the rolling chamber. A roller is arranged inside the rolling chamber and configured to roll the strand of hair around the mandrel, during rotation thereof. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255897

 new patent  Combination comb and flat iron device

A combination comb and hair iron device for providing both combing of hair and protection from burning or the scalp or other body parts. The device has an inner comb, and an outer comb. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255896

 new patent  Hand held appliance

A haircare appliance includes a handle having a fluid inlet at one end and a power cable, wherein the fluid inlet is formed at least partially around the power cable and the fluid inlet comprises a filter grille, wherein the filter grille is formed from two parts. The filter grille may extend at least partially along the length of the handle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255895

 new patent  Luggage system employing a telescopically-extendable handle and battery power supply assembly equipped with a semi-automatic battery power module ejection mechanism

A luggage system employing a telescopically-extendable handle and rechargeable battery power supplying assembly. The assembly includes a pair of spaced-apart stationary guide tubes for supporting a pair of telescopically-extendable rods joined to a handle structure. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255894

 new patent  Carrying devices with built-in security system

A carrying device with a built-in security system including a security unit 10 having components housed in an integral unit, where the components include a camera 1 with a light sensor 2; a speed sensor 4; a distance sensor 9; a gps tracker 8; a transponder 7 for sending and accepting digital data; a microcontroller 15, and a rechargeable power supply 5 in electrical communication with the microcontroller 15, the camera 1, the speed sensor 4, the distance sensor 9, the gps tracker 8 and the transponder 7; to monitor the location and contents of the carrying device and to provide real time feedback to the user.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255893

 new patent  Anti-theft lockdown carrying bags and carrying straps

In various embodiments, a carrying bag includes a carrying bag body formed by a security panel assembly comprising a cut-resistant fabric or mesh, with a strap channel having at least two spaced-apart reinforced channel openings; and a carrying strap comprising: first and second wire cables; a first flexible material having a first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable and a second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable; and a second flexible material arranged on or over a central region of the first flexible material. Representative embodiments may include a water-resistant pocket coupled to a protected seam and extending to an exterior of the carrying bag body; and a fastener to close the water-resistant pocket external to the carrying bag body.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255892

 new patent  Bra storage apparatus

A bra storage apparatus for the storage, transport, and air-drying of brassieres structured and arranged to be compact, lightweight, and designed to hold six to eight bras in a locking system that will maintain their shape thereby appealing strongly to any woman, both for home-use and use when traveling.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255891

 new patent  Protective case for electronic device with retractable home button protective cover

A protective case for a mobile device having a retractable home button protective cover is disclosed. The home button cover is configured to allow the user to reversibly cover and uncover the home button of the mobile electronic device by moving the home button cover from a fully open position to a fully closed position. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255890

 new patent  Mobile electronic device case

A case for a mobile, electronic device, the case having a case body with an outer surface and an inner surface facing the electronic device and at least one separator on the inner surface of the case body to create a space between the electronic device and the case body.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255889

 new patent  Locking pocket carrying good and method of use

A multi use detachable locking carrying good that may be hidden for security. When assembled the sides of the carrying good are key locking, finger scanner locking and or combination locking pockets that will attach and detach to the bottom base layer, one or more strap will attach to one or more pockets to allow the carrying good to be carried. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255888

 new patent  Protective system for luggage

Protective systems for a luggage piece may include a deformable body and a cover. The cover may be configured to overlie and to be coupled with the deformable body. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255887

 new patent  Convertible travel bag for boots

A convertible travel bag includes a first compartment, a second compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment, and a third compartment rotatably coupled to the first compartment. The second compartment and the third compartment are rotatable between a backpack mode and a side-carry mode. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255886

 new patent  Umbrellas with inflatable portions

Some umbrellas include a support assembly, canopy assembly, and a toroidal air bladder. The support assembly includes a pump and a handle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255885

 new patent  Fitness apparatus

An exercise apparatus is provided having a handle pivotally attached to a flat base, the base and handle having optional weights, the flat base providing resistance when the handle moves the base along a surface.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255884

 new patent  Personal ornaments

Provided is a jewelry piece that includes an ornament attachment member that is retained at a prescribed position in the longitudinal direction of an elongated body of the jewelry piece. The jewelry piece includes the elongated body that includes a tube formed by a flexible material, multiple magnet pieces that are inserted into the inside of the tube over the entire length of the tube other than both end sections of the tube, and caps that close both ends of the tube, and the ornament attachment member that the elongated body passes through, and that is retained due to the magnetic attraction force exerted by a magnetic substance at a prescribed position in the longitudinal direction of the elongated body. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255883

 new patent  Articles incorporating a coupled slider system

Aspects herein relate to a garment or article system having an internal layer and an external layer, the external layer has an inner surface facing the internal layer and an outer surface facing an external environment. Specifically, the garment or article system comprises a first slider mechanism affixed to the internal layer and a second slider mechanism affixed to the external layer. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255882

 new patent  Magnetic gate for a caribiner

A carabiner gate for a carabiner having an outer cylinder and an inner cylinder, that can only be opened with the use of a properly located magnet to move a sliding pin and allow rotation of the outer cylinder to open the carabiner.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255881

 new patent  Systems and methods for a side-loading strap buckle

A tensioning device includes a first slot located on a first end of the tensioning device, the first slot being closed on all four sides. The tensioning device further includes a second slot and a third slot, the third slot located on a second end of the tensioning device, the second end opposite the first end, the second slot located between the first and third slot, the second and the third slot being having an open side on one of four sides and closed on three of four sides. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255880

 new patent  Automatic shoe-lacing machine and method for processing a shoe upper

An automatic shoe-lacing machine for securing a shoelace onto a shoe upper includes a jig unit, a robotic arm unit and a control unit. The jig unit permits the shoe upper to be disposed thereon. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255879

 new patent  Receiving feedback based on pressure sensor data and movement data

A method for providing pressure feedback is described herein. The method includes receiving, via a processor, pressure sensor data from a plurality of pressure sensors over a period of time. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255878

 new patent  Shoe lace lock and system and method for lacing shoes

A cord lock device is provided, which includes a body having first and second faces, with a cord passage extending through the body between the first and second faces. First and second grip channels are formed in the first face and have respective first ends adjacent to the cord passage and second ends extending away from the cord passage. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255877

 new patent  Article of footwear with reconfigurable fastening system

An article of footwear includes a sole, an upper, and a reconfigurable fastening system. The upper is coupled to the sole and includes medial and lateral quarters. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255876

 new patent  Article of footwear with upper having stitched polymer thread pattern and methods of making the same

An upper for an article of footwear, the upper including a base layer defining a least a portion of the upper and polymer threads stitched to the base layer. The polymer threads may include a core composed of a first material and a coating composed of a second material, where the melting point of the first material is higher than the melting point of the second material. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255875

 new patent  Article of footwear with upper having stitched polymer thread pattern and methods of making the same

An upper for an article of footwear, the upper including a base layer defining a least a portion of the upper and polymer threads stitched to the base layer. The polymer threads may include a core composed of a first material and a coating composed of a second material, where the melting point of the first material is higher than the melting point of the second material. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255874

 new patent  Article of footwear with upper having stitched polymer thread pattern and methods of making the same

An upper for an article of footwear, the upper including a base layer defining a least a portion of the upper and polymer threads stitched to the base layer. The polymer threads may include a core composed of a first material and a coating composed of a second material, where the melting point of the first material is higher than the melting point of the second material. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255873

 new patent  Rear entering, rear fastening, improved athletic shoe

An improved running shoe in which the laces, rather than lacing over the tongue of the shoe, are laced and tied in the rear, over the heel structured and arranged to thereby provide a snug-fit upon a wearer's foot.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255872

 new patent  Insole for footwear

An orthotic insole with a contoured support surface to conform to the underside of a foot. An arch support is provided by an inflatable bladder located within the insole and having a pump in the heel region of the insole to allow adjustment of the bladder. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255871

 new patent  Footwear sole structure having a fluid-filled chamber including a tensile member

A footwear sole structure having a fluid-filled chamber including a tensile member is provided. The fluid-filled chamber includes a first barrier sheet, a second barrier sheet and the tensile member. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255870

 new patent  Shoes

A shoe is configured such that front and back clearances, which are respectively provided between a front wall surface of a second receiving portion and a front end of a second buffering member received in the second receiving portion and between a back wall surface of the second receiving portion and a back end of the second buffering member received in the second receiving portion, permit the second buffering member made of an elastic material to move in a longitudinal direction in the second receiving portion when a ground surface of an outsole contacts the ground and the weight of a human body is put on a heel support surface.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255869

 new patent  Outsole and method of making the same

Disclosed are an improved outsole and method of making the same. This method provides increased flexibility and comfort, more efficient material utilization, greatly improved protection to the wearer, and aesthetic appeal. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255868

 new patent  Item of footwear

An item of footwear and a method of modifying an existing item of footwear is provided that is compact, lightweight, resilient and stable. The item of footwear includes a sole; and a fibre reinforced shank extending along a length of the sole, to provide rigidity to the sole.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255867

 new patent  Cycling shoe cover

A cycling shoe cover is disclosed for protection of a cycling shoe when a cyclist dismounts and desires to walk in the cycling shoe. The cycling shoe cover includes a pair of side panels. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255866

 new patent  Boot and boot fitting system

A waterproof boot is provided that has a waterproof upper, having a foot portion, a leg portion and an ankle region located between the foot portion and the leg portion. A pocket is provided in the upper at an anterior aspect of the ankle region. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255865

 new patent  Airbag device with pressure regulating function

An airbag device includes a wear and an elastic module mounted on the wear. The wear has a wearing space. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255864

 new patent  Method for manufacturing integral shoe embryo

A method for manufacturing an integral shoe embryo is provided. In the method, a reinforcement piece is woven by a flat knitting machine during a weave process, and the reinforcement piece is made unperceivable through a subsequent side overturning step when viewing from an exterior of a shoe. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255863

 new patent  Method for integrally weaving shoe embryo having extension by flat knitting machine

A method for integrally weaving a shoe embryo having an extension is provided. The extension may be a vamp decoration piece, a shoe lace installation piece, an ankle strap or a toe decoration piece. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255862

 new patent  Multilayered floatable universal shock absorption system of safety helmet

A multilayered floatable universal shock absorption system of safety helmet includes a main shell body, a subsidiary shell body, an elastic structure body floatably enclosed between the main shell body and the subsidiary shell body and a filling body. The upper and lower sections of the elastic structure body are respectively formed with multiple assembling sections and the main and subsidiary shell bodies are formed with multiple pivotal connection sections floatably correspondingly assembled with the assembling sections. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255861

 new patent  Universal anti-collision structure of safety helmet

A universal anti-collision structure of safety helmet includes a shell body, a filling body and an elastic carrier body enclosed in and assembled with the shell body. The elastic carrier body has multiple walls defining multiple well-shaped structure sections with a geometrical configuration. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255860

 new patent  Adaptable hat

An adaptable hat includes a hat, at least one aperture, and at least one fastener configured for wear with a headpiece. The adaptable hat may be configured for wear with a headset. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255859

 new patent  Convertible cap that converts into a visor

A headwear item includes a bill and a head-covering portion. The headwear item is adapted to be interconvertible between a head-covering configuration, such as a cap, and a coverless configuration, such as a visor.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255858

 new patent  Kit for creating customized brim insert for utility cover

The present disclosure relates to a kit for creating a customized brim insert that supports and expands the brim of a utility or eight-point cover to make it unwrinkled and erect. In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, the kit comprises a rectangular sheet or template having a first set of marking, a second set of marking, a third set of marking and a fourth set of marking on one side of the sheet. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255857

 new patent  Method for the production of printed items of clothing made from textile material

Example methods and apparatus including a method of making a printed article of clothing of fabric are described herein. A customer computer is connected for data exchange with a production computer, wherein the customer sets the design of a desired article of clothing via the computer connection by setting design parameters for a respective selection target from several possible selection targets. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255856

 new patent  Hair filler device

A fair filler device may be provided. A hair filler device may include a backing having a base and a flap portion. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255855

 new patent  Locking button system

Disclosed herein is a locking button system and methods for use thereof, wherein the system includes a first component having a flange portion and a first locking pin provided on an upper surface of the flange portion. The system also includes a second component having an annular retention ring defining an interior cavity, the annular retention ring having an interior groove provided on the interior surface, the interior cavity having a diameter corresponding to an outer circumference of the flange portion of the first component, an axially telescoping cap, and a second locking pin provided on an interior surface of the axially telescoping cap.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255854

 new patent  Garment with integrated reinforcement panels and method of manufacture

A garment and method of manufacture are disclosed. The garment is made from a plurality of material pieces and two reinforcement panels stitched together. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255853

 new patent  System of production, measurement, combination and sizes of fabric, garments and bags aiming at their creation, readjustment and completion by any person individually.

System of production, measurement, combination and sizes of fabric, of garments and of bags aiming at their completion by any person individually and rendering each garment, clothing and bag unique, using a system of size and design determination, according on the body type and the uniqueness of each person. The system is composed of pieces of garments, parts of garments, garments, fabrics and bags and has as a goal to cover the needs of each person, while characterized by a system of combination of changes, exchanges, lengthenings, replacements, shortenings, enlargements, removals/subtractions, extensions, transformations and modifications, with the connections of parts of garments or/and of fabrics being detached, and therefore used simultaneously in any change. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255852

 new patent  Article of apparel

A textile shirt and a method of forming a shirt from a textile material are described herein. The method includes marking a surface of a circularly formed textile structure with a boundary line that defines approximately half of a shirt pattern. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255851

 new patent  Garment adjustment system and method

A garment adjustment system includes a garment, a flexible strap, and a buckle. The garment adjustment system is useful for decreasing and alternately increasing the size of an opening of a garment so that the garment obtains a more fashionable and alternately useful function for a user-wearer.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255850

 new patent  Neutralized capacitors as a portable source of antioxidants

Neutralized capacitors can be used as a source of antioxidants. A simple way to achieve this goal is to connected the neutralized capacitors to an esd strap, and the capacitors can be placed in a pouch or tucked in a wristband. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255849

 new patent  Protective glove with a wrist guard including an integral cuff

A protective glove includes a hybrid wrist guard with an integral cuff. The glove can include a hand portion, a cuff portion joined with the hand portion and defining a cuff opening, and a wrist guard joined with the hand portion, the wrist guard including an elongated band and a secondary wrist guard cuff extending rearward from the elongated band and covering the cuff opening. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255848

 new patent  Glove with retractable tether

A glove includes a guide assembly that includes a guide support fixedly attached to the glove body, a guide portion attached to and extending along the guide support to define a fixed path, and a guide device movable along the guide portion between first and second positions. A flexible tether has one end fixedly attached to the glove body at an attachment location along the fixed path. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255847

 new patent  A temperature regulating system

A temperature regulation system for regulating the temperature of a body includes at least one temperature sensor adapted to generate a temperature measurement that relates to a temperature of a given portion of a body, at least one flexible support to be directly or indirectly positioned against or in proximity of a given portion of the body, at least one temperature adjustment element adapted to provide heat and/or cold to a given portion of the body, arranged on or in the flexible support, a memory unit adapted to store at least one temperature related threshold value, a logical unit in wire or wireless communication with the memory unit and adapted to perform logical processing, a controlling unit in wire or wireless communication with the logical unit, with the temperature sensor and with the temperature adjustment element.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255846

 new patent  System and method for enhancing sterility

A system for enhancing sterility. The system includes a first surgical glove comprising an upper glove portion and a lower glove portion. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255845

 new patent  Jacket with belt arrangement for carrying at least a portion of the jacket or item around a user's person and method of use

A jacket includes a belt arrangement that allows the jacket to be held around a user's waist, to carry items on a user's back, or to gather a portion of the jacket around the user's person to reduce its overall length. A method of holding the jacket around a user's waist, to carry items on a user's back, or to gather a portion of the jacket around the user's person to reduce its overall length uses the belt arrangement of the jacket.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255844

 new patent  Pants configured for motor vehicle workers

The pant of the present invention is specifically inspired and configured for use in the motor vehicle industry. The pant may be scratchless, meaning that the pant does not have any exposed features that are capable of scratching the finish on a motor vehicle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255843

 new patent  Trousers with adjustable waistline

The trousers with adjustable waistline comprises a pair of pants. The pants are further defined with a waistband. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255842

 new patent  Interactive object with multiple electronics modules

This document describes an interactive object with multiple electronics modules. An interactive object (e.g., a garment) includes a plurality of conductive threads woven into the interactive object, and an internal electronics module coupled to the grid of conductive thread. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255841

 new patent  Sheath for bra wire ring and method for manufacturing bras using the same

The invention discloses a sheath for bra wire ring. It includes a hollow sheath body made of cloth, and there is a hollow part for holding the wire ring to be inserted in the hollow sheath body; it also comprises a core wire inserted in the hollow part, and the core wire slides relative to the hollow sheath body. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255840

 new patent  Pumping/nursing bra

Embodiments for garments are provided with an inner panel having at least one covering for a wearer's breast, the at least one covering having a first layer of material that overlaps a second layer of material, the first and the second layers of material are fastened together to provide an opening between the overlapping layers, and the at least one covering provides support during milk expression for at least one of the wearer's breast and a portion of a breast pump body inserted through the opening, and an exterior front surface having a first panel of material that overlaps at least a portion of the second of panel of material, the first and the second panels able to be moved to expose the at least one covering of the inner panel.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255839

 new patent  High-performance sports bra

A strapless sports bra is optimally designed to provide extra support and better immobilization of breasts during intense workouts or vigorous activity. As is unique in a preferred embodiment, the sports bra is strapless and does not pull over a wearer's head. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255838

 new patent  Penis support device to promote constant unrestricted blood flow into the human penis

A men's penis support device includes a pair of men's underwear and at least one elastic strap attached to an interior front of the men's underwear. A proximal and a distal end of the strap are attached to the underwear to create a center opening, wherein the opening holds a wearer's penis in a substantially horizontal position to a left or right direction. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255837

 new patent  Battery connector for electronic cigarette with side air intake

The connector is configured to couple a first section and a second section of an e-vaping device. The connector includes a flange with a first end and a second end, a shaft with sidewalls extending from the first end of the flange, and a cylindrical base extending from the second end of the flange. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255836

 new patent  Child-proof atomizer and electronic cigarette having child-proof atomizer

A childproof atomizer and an electronic cigarette therewith are disclosed. The atomizer comprises a lower cover assembly, a liquid storage assembly arranged at an end of the lower cover assembly, and a latching assembly. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255835

 new patent  Vaporizer

It is the object of the present invention to eliminate the disadvantages in currently available vaporizers. The present invention is adapted for use with semi-solid extracts, which are immune to leakage and do not contain solvents. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255834

 new patent  A method and a dispensing arrangement for treating a flow of vaporized liquid provided by an e-cigarette and an e-cigarette for the oral intake of vaporized liquid containing an additional composition

The present invention relates to a dispensing arrangement (1), or to an e-cigarette (100) containing such a dispensing arrangement, for treating a flow of vaporized liquid provided via a flow channel (3) of an e-cigarette, comprising a dispensing unit (10) for adding an additional composition into the flow of vaporized liquid of the e-cigarette, and a composition reservoir (2) for retaining the additional composition, wherein the dispensing unit is in communication with a composition reservoir and in communication with the flow channel, wherein the composition reservoir is arranged separately to the flow channel, and wherein the dispensing arrangement is adapted to temper the vaporized liquid and/or the additional composition to a temperature of below 40° c. Or below 35° c. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255833

 new patent  A cartridge and a system for an aerosol-forming article including the cartridge

The present invention relates to a cartridge (10), comprising: an outer shell (20) defining an inner volume containing: a first reservoir (30) containing a first component and having a first aperture (32) for discharge of the first component; a second reservoir (40) containing a second component and having a second aperture (42) for discharge of the second component; a first removable film (34) impermeable to the first component sealing the first aperture; a second removable film (44) impermeable to the second component sealing the second aperture; a seat (12) having an opening (14) in said outer shell and delimiting walls within said inner volume, said first and second apertures being formed in said delimiting walls, the seat being configured to house a piercer (50) of an external component; and wherein a portion of the first film or a portion of the second film is protruding from said opening or it faces said opening. The present invention also relates to a system for an aerosol-forming article (1000) and to a method for opening a cartridge in an aerosol-forming article.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255832

 new patent  Atomizer compartment structure

An atomizer compartment structure includes an oil storage compartment and a heating core support. The upper end of the oil storage tank is a closed end, and the lower end of the oil storage tank has a tubular oil conduit and an air conduit, and the external wall of the oil storage compartment has a latch buckle disposed at an end near the air conduit. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255831

 new patent  Three-piece electronic vaping device with planar heater

An electronic vaping device includes a power supply section, a heater assembly section, and a cartridge. The power supply section includes a power supply. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255830

 new patent  Method for drying filter rods

The method for drying filter rods comprises the steps of providing a filter rod, providing a support surface (2) for receiving the filter rod (4) and guiding the filter rod on the support surface by a guide element (1) arranged above the support surface. The method further comprises the step of supplying a gas stream of compressed gas having a pressure between 0 and 6 bar to the filter rod through the guide element when the filter rod is transported along the support surface, before wrapping the filter rod with a wrapping material (5).. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255829

 new patent  Filter-tipped cigarette

The invention discloses a filter-tipped cigarette comprising a filter tip. The filter tip comprises a plurality of filter elements twisted together by mutually winding. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255828

 new patent  Method for making particle of a hydrophobic additive and a polysaccharide coating and tobacco products containing particle of a hydrophobic additive and a polysaccharide coating

A method for providing particles of encapsulated flavorants or chemesthetic agents comprises forming an emulsion comprising: (i) a first aqueous solution, comprising one or more polysaccharides; and (ii) a hydrophobic additive; atomizing said emulsion in an atomizer into droplets; introducing said droplets into a second aqueous solution, comprising one or more metal cations, to form particles comprising one or more cross-linked polysaccharides and said additive encapsulated therein; and removing said particles from said second aqueous solution and drying said particles.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255827

 new patent  Material for inclusion in a smoking article

The invention relates to a smokeable sheet material for inclusion in a smoking article (1), the sheet material comprising greater than 39.5% by weight acacia gum.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255826

 new patent  An oral pouched snuff product

The present disclosure relates to an oral pouched snuff product comprising a filling material and a saliva-permeable pouch enclosing the filling material, the oral pouched snuff product having a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to said longitudinal direction, the saliva-permeable pouch comprising a first elongated seal and a second elongated seal, each of said first and second elongated seals having a seal length extending along the transverse direction of the product and a seal width extending along the longitudinal direction of the product, wherein the seal width of said at least one elongated seal being equal to or less than 2 mm, such as within the range of from 0.1 mm to 2 mm or from 0.1 mm to 1 mm or from 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm. There is also provided a container having a base and a detachable lid together providing an interior container space in which a plurality of these oral pouched snuff products is contained.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255825

 new patent  Dual component food product and method for production thereof

A co-extruded dual component food product of the type comprises a cereal-based outer component and an inner cream textured component encapsulated within the cereal-based outer component. The cream textured component comprises an aqueous phase dispersed in a continuous oil phase, and the aqueous phase of the emulsion comprises at least partly gelatinised starch. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255824

 new patent  Moulding

A system for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of one or more food starting materials which are suitable for consumption, in particular human consumption, has a production device having a frame, a mould member provided with at least one mould cavity, the frame supporting the mould member, mass feed means for feeding the mass to the one or more mould cavities of the mould member. The system also has at least one cleaning device for cleaning one or more parts of the production device which come into contact with the mass. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255823

 new patent  Control system for a livestock feed mixer

A control system for mixing materials having a container to receive the materials, agitators, a driveline to drive the agitators at an output speed with an output torque, an power source to provide an input speed with an input torque, a continuously variable transmission that connects the driveline and the power source, and an electronic control unit configured to adjust a speed ratio of the continuously variable transmission to provide a linear relationship between the input torque and the output torque with a slope, when the input torque is below a control input threshold, and to follow a corrected linear relationship between the input torque and the output torque with a corrected slope smaller than the slope when the input torque is above the control input threshold.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255822

 new patent  Rotary screw blancher with fluid passage and fluid agitation

A food processing apparatus including a tank having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, the tank having an inner wall defining a compartment and including a solid, imperforate wall portion, fluid being contained in the compartment, and a rotatable auger mounted in the compartment, the auger for advancing food product within the compartment from the inlet end toward the outlet end, the auger including flights having a flight wall with a radial edge, a clearance space being defined between the radial edge of the flights and the solid, imperforate wall portion of the inner wall. Flow of fluid through the clearance space may be inhibited. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255821

 new patent  Specific bacteria for their use as a medicament, in particular for controlling excess weight, obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases

The object of the invention are compositions and medical treatment methods with an inheritable, gram-negative, strictly anaerobic and commensal bacterium of the family christensenellaceae belonging to an otu (operational taxonomic unit) characterized by a 16s rrna sequence seq id no: 1 or to an otu characterized by a165 rrna sequence seq id no: 2.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255820

 new patent  Dietary supplements, food ingredients and foods comprising high-protein algal biomass

An algal-derived consumable comprises: (i) an algal biomass derived from at least one species of algae, such as klebsormidium; and (ii) optionally at least one additional ingredient, such as flavoring ingredients, colorants, seasonings, food additives, food components, and nutrients. The consumable may comprise a dietary supplement, a food ingredient or a finished food product. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255819

 new patent  Specific bacteria for their use as a medicament, in particular for controlling excess weight, obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases

The object of the invention are compositions and medical treatment methods with an inheritable, gram-negative, strictly anaerobic and commensal bacterium of the family christensenellaceae belonging to an otu (operational taxonomic unit) characterized by a 16s rrna sequence seq id no: 1 or to an otu characterized by a 16s rrna sequence seq id no: 2.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255818

 new patent  Powdered nutritional product containing branched-chain amino acids and a sugar alcohol

Powdered nutritional products containing branched-chain amino acids and a sugar alcohol are provided. The branched-chain amino acids in the powdered nutritional product exhibit improved solubility and thus improved dissolution upon re-constitution of the powdered nutritional product.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255817

 new patent  Hydrolyzed starch compositions and their use in food applications

Provided herein are common starch-based and waxy starch-based hydrolyzed starches. The hydrolyzed starches described herein demonstrate desirable properties over existing hydrolyzed starches for food applications, including but not limited to, dairy, ready-to-eat cereal coatings, clean-label confectionary products, nutritional and cereal bars, crumb chocolate, infant and/or elderly nutrition.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255816

 new patent  Sweeteners having enhanced organoleptic properties

Disclosed herein are inclusion complexes of sweeteners which result in improved organoleptic properties, for example, reduced bitterness. Further disclosed are methods for making the disclosed inclusion complexes.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255815

 new patent  Sweetening compositions

This disclosure provides aqueous steviol glycoside compositions as well as syrups and beverages comprising these compositions. In certain embodiments, the aqueous steviol glycoside composition comprises water and a sweetening composition, wherein the sweetening composition is solubilized in the water and comprises a stevioside composition and rebaudioside d.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255814

 new patent  Saccharide mixture containing psicose with improved sweetness quality and crystallization

The present invention relates to a mixed saccharide composition containing psicose, glucose and fructose with improved sweetness quality and crystallization, and a method for preventing crystallization of a mixed saccharide composition containing a psicose.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255813

 new patent  Methods for modulating taste receptors

Amino acids present in domains of an umami taste receptor are described herein, wherein the amino acids interact with at least one nucleotide derivative and/or at least one transmembrane compound that potentiates, modulates, increases, and/or enhances the activity of the umami receptor. Such compounds can be used in flavor compositions to enhance the umami taste and/or palatability of food products.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255812

 new patent  Taste-modifying ingredient

Use of 7-[4,5-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-3-(3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl) oxyoxan-2-yl]oxy-5-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chromen-4-one (rhoifolin) as a taste modifying ingredient in order to reduce bitterness and/or increase sweetness of a foodstuff or beverage.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255811

 new patent  Food product and method of preparation

The invention relates to a method for preparing a food product by means of co-extrusion, where a casing composition and a barrier composition are co-extruded as layers upon an edible filler, such that the edible filler is provided with a casing layer and a barrier layer. After co-extrusion, the barrier layer is present between the edible filler and the casing layer. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255810

 new patent  Combination potato chip and pretzel and method for making the same

A composite potato chip and pretzel product includes a first layer made from a first dough and a second layer made from a second dough adjacent the first layer. The first dough is a potato dough and the second dough is a wheat dough. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255809

 new patent  Food preservation method, food film, food container, and food handling method

A food preserving method is a method for preserving food using a food film (34a), (34b). The food film (34a), (34b) has a surface which has a plurality of raised portions (34ap), (34bp). ...

09/13/18 / #20180255808

 new patent  Dissolving flavor candy

A dissolving flavor candy for use in a hot drink includes a candy portion and a handle portion. The candy portion is designed or formed into a singular solid substance for easy packaging and transportation. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255807

 new patent  Methods of feeding pelleted feed products to a ruminant

A system for the protection against degradation during pelleting of one or more physiologically or pharmacologically active substances, comprising compositions in the form of micro particles or granules, particularly for use in the zootechnical and/or veterinary field. The micro particles include a core which contains one or more substances having a pharmacological action, food supplements or diagnostic media, said one or more substances being characterized by the presence, within their chemical structure, of a basic functional group, specifically including an amine functional group. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255806

 new patent  Animal food and method for preparing same

A method to prepare an animal food by dehydrating animal meat, such as poultry, fish, beef, and lamb, and separately dehydrating a mixture of fruits and vegetables, each dehydration step using low heat and a high velocity air flow. Subsequently mix the dehydrated meat and the mixture of fruits and vegetables together to produce an animal food that complies or exceeds pet food standards established by the association of american feed control officials (aafco) and produce a complete and balanced animal food for pets at any life stage.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255805

 new patent  Sandwich granule

The present teachings provide an improved layered granule comprising a sandwich structure of a first and second moisture barrier layer encompassing a moisture hydrating layer. The sandwich granules can be used in a variety of contexts, including animal feed. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255804

 new patent  Engineered phytases and methods of using the same

Methods for enhancing phytase thermal stability by fusing binding elements to target phytases are provided. Engineered phytases that include binding elements fused to target phytases to cause cyclization of the engineered phytases and enhance thermal stability of the target phytases are described. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255803

 new patent  Method and system for removing anti-nutritionals from a feed stock

A system and method for anti-nutritional removal includes generating a feed stock from a plant-based protein source, the plant-based protein source having anti-nutritionals disposed therein. The system and method includes generating an ethanol slurry by combining the feed stock with an ethanol wash containing a first volume of ethanol and processing the ethanol slurry through an extractor to generate an ethanol matrix and a feed stock mass. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255802

 new patent  Method for producing roasted coffee beans, coffee bean roaster, and method for determining amount of carbon monoxide generated from roasting coffee beans

A method for producing roasted coffee beans includes a roasting step of supplying heat to coffee beans and thus roasting the coffee beans, a measuring step of measuring an amount of carbon monoxide generated from the coffee beans during roasting, and a stopping step of stopping supply of heat to the coffee beans in the roasting step, based on a measurement result obtained at the time of measurement of the amount of carbon monoxide and a measurement result measured beforehand regarding coffee beans different from the coffee beans at least in one of type and lot.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255801

 new patent  Compositions containing tea, tea-like or other non-tobacco leaf-like material

A non-tobacco formulation for oral administration in dry form includes a non-tobacco tea-like composition comprising plant material, an additive mixed with the composition and responsive to being wetted by a user's saliva to cause gaseous bubbles to be released and provide a popping or cracking sensation in the user's mouth, and a liquid-porous container (e.g., a pouch) having walls enclosing the composition and additive therein while permitting liquid to pass therethrough. Alternatively the additive may coat the pouch walls.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255800

 new patent  Compositions and methods for improving cheese performance

A method for stabilizing cheese proteins includes preparing a cheese mass comprising cheese curds and whey; adding a stabilizing additive to the cheese mass; straining the cheese mass to separate a cheese curd and whey; and forming the cheese curd into a cheese comprising about 18 to about 35% protein. In some embodiments, the method is modified to allow for a gentler cheese manufacturing process. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255799

 new patent  Alginate gum

The present invention relates to an alginate gum, a method for formation of an alginate gum, optionally in particulate form, and methods of use and the use thereof for example in cheese production.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255798

 new patent  Method for producing a milk-based product with reduced plasmin-activity

The present invention relates to a method of inactivation of plasmin enzyme in a milk-based product, wherein casein and whey protein are separated from a milk raw material by microfiltration to provide a casein concentrate as a microfiltration retentate having a whey protein content of less than 20 wt. %, based on the total protein content of the concentrate, and a whey protein concentrate as a microfiltration permeate; the casein concentrate is subjected to a thermal treatment at a temperature in the range of about 72° c. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255797

 new patent  Aroma milk composition comprising diacetyl and uses thereof

The present invention relates to an aroma milk composition and a method of producing it. Further, the present invention relates to use of the aroma milk composition in the manufacture of a dairy product. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255796

 new patent  Modified atmosphere packaging for transportation and ripening of bananas and plantains with extended quality preservation

A packaging apparatus suitable for containing and transporting a specified quantity of bananas or plantains includes a vented box and a plastic bag that includes laser microperforations located in target areas separated from each other by distances greater than their largest dimensions. When the bag is placed within the box, filled with bananas or plantains, and hermetically sealed, the microperforations and box vents allow for limited transmission of gases into and out of the bag to establish a modified atmosphere within the bag, and to allow ethylene ripening of the bananas or plantains. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255795

 new patent  Multifunctional shell-opening utensil

A utensil to open a shell of a shellfish, including a first end comprising a shell breaking tool, the shell breaking tool including a first member extending longitudinally away from the handle such that a portion of an end of the first member is inclined into a wedge, a second member disposed adjacent to the first member and extending longitudinally away from the handle, such that a gap is defined between at least a portion of the first member and the second member, and such that the first member is longer than the second member, a second end opposite the first end, and a handle to connect the first end to the second end.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255794

 new patent  Shrimp cleaner with linked rollers

An improved cleaning device comprises linked rollers that roll over a cleaning surface to remove debris from shrimp or other product. The cleaning device comprises a trough with a cleaning surface, an oscillating shaft within the trough and rollers biased into contact with the cleaning surface. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255793

 new patent  Casing for food products

An elongate strip (10) is disclosed which can be manipulated into a cylindrical shape to form a casing for a food product. The strip comprises films of synthetic plastics material which are laminated together. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255792

 new patent  Food product having a casing

The present invention is directed to a process for preparing a food product having a casing, the process comprising the step of applying a casing paste comprising alginate and a sparingly soluble calcium salt by co-extrusion to the exterior of a material to be cased to form a co-extruded product, and contacting the co-extruded product with a solution comprising calcium ions, thereby causing the alginate to gel.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255791

 new patent  Mixed crystals, method for the production thereof and use thereof in the production of baked goods

The present invention relates to mixed crystals comprising a) leavening agent and b) 0.1 to 5000 ppm by weight of crystallization aid, based on the total amount of the leavening agent, in the form of at least polymer, wherein when hydrophilic cellulose derivatives are used as crystallization aid, the amount thereof is reduced to less than 100 ppm by weight, based on the total amount of the leavening agent. The present invention further relates to the production of the mixed crystals and to the use thereof in the production of bakery products, as acid regulator in foods, in the production of cosmetics products, in the synthesis and formulation of pharmaceutical products, and also as blowing agent in industrial processes such as, for example, the production of foam rubber, or for fire-extinguishing formulations. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255790

 new patent  Bread conveying apparatus

A bread conveying apparatus for conveying bread, includes a conveyor device that has a container on which the bread is placed, and that conveys the container in a conveying direction; a guide member disposed on a downstream end portion side of the conveyor device in the conveying direction to releasably support the bread in cooperation with the container; and a chute member that discharges the bread conveyed by the conveyor device.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255789

 new patent  Dumpling producing method and device

A dumpling producing method includes cutting a mechanically sheeted dough sheet of a unidirectional texture into dumpling wrappers of a pre-defined shape, filling the stuffing into the dumpling sheet, and wrapping the dumpling wrapper along a fold line at an angle of 0 to 20 degrees to the texture orientation of each dumpling wrapper to produce the dumplings.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255788

 new patent  Seal arrangement for horizontal mixer bowl

A horizontal mixer includes a mixer bowl seal arrangement with a removable seal member.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255787

 new patent  Pest control formulations and methods of making and using same

Compositions useful for controlling pests are disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition includes a pesticidal natural oil and a polar aromatic solvent. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255786

 new patent  Microbial compositions and methods for bioprotection

The present disclosure comprises compositions and methods for bioprotection, such as enhancing antimicrobial activity and decreasing abiotic stress. For example, the present disclosure comprises compositions and methods for affecting, enhancing, modulating, or decreasing antimicrobial activity.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255785

 new patent  Compositions for algae treatment in recirculating and stagnant water systems

The present invention provides a composition for treating recirculating or stagnant water. The composition contains a phosphorus-containing compound, which is metaphosphate compound, a polyphosphoric acid or a polyphosphate, and one or more zinc compounds. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255784

 new patent  Growth-independent inhibition of aflatoxin biosynthesis with selected nanoparticles

Methods for inhibiting fungal secondary metabolisms are described. Secondary metabolisms inhibited by the methods can include those responsible for expression of mycotoxins. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255783

 new patent  Alkali metal salt for use in treatment of varroa destructor mite infestation of honey bees

The present disclosure relates to the use of alkali metal salts and preferably lithium chloride for treatment of varroa destructor infestation of honey bees.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255782

 new patent  Post-emergence herbicide

Some embodiments relate to herbicide compositions and methods of inducing phyotoxicity in a plant, by administering an aqueous composition to foliar portions of the plant. This aqueous composition includes at least one nutrient, and at least one adjuvant, and has a ph of about 4 to about 7. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255781

 new patent  Antimicrobial composition

Provided are alcohol-free antimicrobial compositions comprising benzalkonium chloride, antimicrobial phospholipid, water, and optionally, polyol co-solvent and/or surfactant. Also provided are alcohol-free antimicrobial compositions comprising quaternary ammonium salt, polyol co-solvent and/or surfactant, and water. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255780

 new patent  Isoxazoline-substituted benzamides and analogues as insecticides

The present invention relates to compounds of formula (i) wherein a1, a2, a3, a4, r1, r2, r3, r4 and n are as defined in claim 1; or a tautomer, isomer, enantiomer, salt or n-oxide thereof; to intermediates for preparing compounds of formula (i), to compositions comprising them and to methods of using them to combat and control insect, acarine, nematode and mollusc pests.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255779

 new patent  Triazole formulations

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

09/13/18 / #20180255778

 new patent  Resin composition including insecticidal component

The present invention provides: a resin composition which includes a polyethylene resin, and 5-chloro-4-ethyl-6-[2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)ethylamino]pyrimidine; an insect pest control material obtained by causing the 5-chloro-4-ethyl-6-[2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)ethylamino]pyrimidine to be held on the polyethylene resin; and a pest control method provided with a step in which the insect pest control material is placed in the habitat of a pest.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255777

 new patent  Metal ion complex-modified layered silicates

A layered silicate modified with a metal ion n-heterocyclic complex is provided. The n-heterocyclic ligand of the metal ion n-heterocyclic complex is n-alkyl substituted or alkylated at positions 2-, 4- or 5- of the n-heterocyclic ring. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255776

 new patent  Herbicidal compositions containing 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl) pyridine-2-carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof, a triazolopyrimidine sulfonamide herbicide or a derivative thereof, and glyphosate or a derivative thereof

Herbicidal compositions and methods using a combination of (a) a compound of formula (i): or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, (b) a triazolopyrimidine sulfonamide herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, and (c) glyphosate or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof provide control of undesirable vegetation in soybean, cotton, sunflower, winter/spring oilseed rape, winter/spring canola, vegetables, ornamentals, rice, wheat, teff, triticale, barley, oats, rye, sorghum, corn/maize, sunflower, row crops, pastures, grasslands, rangelands, fallowland, fallow bed, sugarcane, turf, tree and vine orchards, aquatics, forestry, industrial vegetation management (nm) and rights-of-way; for the burndown and control of weeds in fallow fields and fallow beds between the planting of crops, such as soybean, corn, cotton sunflower, cereals, rice, winter/spring oil-seed rape, winter/spring canola, corn/maize and sorghum; and for the control of weeds just prior to or after planting soybeans.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255775

 new patent  Systems and methods for solvent-free delivery of volatile compounds

Provided are systems and methods for solvent-free delivery of volatile compounds, where an energy source is used to release the volatile compounds. The systems and methods provided herein have at least one advantage of (1) no solvent (for example water) is required; (2) immediate release of volatile compounds (for example 1-mcp can be released from haip within milliseconds or seconds instead of minutes or hours of the existing method using water); and/or (3) instantly starting and stopping the delivery of the volatile compound.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255774

 new patent  Antiviral film

Provided is an antiviral film which is excellent in antiviral properties. The antiviral film includes a silicon-containing compound, in which a ph of a film surface is lower than or equal to 6. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255773

 new patent  Disposable wipes for optional disinfection, deodorization, and/or sterilization and methods of use thereof

A disposable, single-use wipe 100 that can be used deodorize, disinfect, and/or sterilize an object. The wipe typically creates and applies one or more treatment agent at the time and location of use on the object. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255772

 new patent  Improved adjuvants for agricultural chemicals

Adjuvant compositions for use with agrochemical solutions is provided; more specifically adjuvant compositions that may be used to prepare agrochemical formulations used in the field to control weeds, pests and plant pathogens that adversely affect crop production. The adjuvants improve coverage of the target foliage and exposure of the targeted weed, pest or plant pathogen to the active ingredient of the formulations without the need for increasing the amount of active ingredient applied while reducing spray drift and off-target application.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255771

 new patent  Controlled gas phase release of non aqueous phase liquid essential oil compounds for aromatherapy, fragrance and insecticidal activity

This disclosure relates to devices, methods and compositions for the controlled gas phase time-release of volatile and semi-volatile hydrophobic organic compounds from a granular polymer sorbent-non aqueous phase liquid-porous media matrix. Also, this disclosure relates to devices, methods and compositions for steady and long-term release into the gas phase of volatile organic compounds from a granular polymer sorbent-essential oil matrix coating made at ambient temperatures and pressures and placed in the porosity of granular porous media materials such as plastic particles, plastic absorption or stripping tower mass transfer packing material, wood pellets and geologic material. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255770

 new patent  Low volatility herbicidal compositions

The present invention relates to low volatility herbicidal compositions comprising at least one auxin herbicide and at least one non ionic polysaccharide derivative.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255769

 new patent  Low volatility herbicidal compositions

The present invention relates to low volatility herbicidal compositions comprising at least one auxin herbicide and at least one cationic polysaccharide derivative.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255768

 new patent  Pest control formulations and methods of making and using same

Compositions useful for controlling pests are disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition includes a pesticidal natural oil and a polar aromatic solvent or an alkyl alcohol solvent. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255767

 new patent  High osmolarity antimicrobial composition containing one or more organic solvents

A composition that can solvate biofilms and disrupt bacterial cell walls acts to both kill the bacteria by cell lysis and remove the biofilm. This solvent-containing composition is effective against a broad spectrum of microbes and can be used on a variety of surfaces, both living and inanimate. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255766

 new patent  Portable physiological transport unit

A simple, compact, and disposable unit for transporting living cells at living-body temperature is disclosed. The transport unit may include a box enclosure with two resistive heating elements on opposite sides of a container with living cells in the container. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255765

 new patent  Devices and methods for preparation of a biological sample for a cryoprocedure

The present invention discloses devices configured to perform a cryoprocedure on at least one biological sample and methods for using the devices. The disclosed devices comprise a straw and a pod. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255764

 new patent  System for suspending a decoy

A device for suspending a decoy comprising an extendable rod including a first tubular section with a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured to connect to a mounting post and the second end includes an open end from which extends a plurality of flexible tubular sections where the sections have progressively smaller diameters, are slidably disposed in one another, and are in tight frictional engagement with each other such that they remain in any position of extension or retraction in which they are set, and wherein when the extendable rod is in an extended position the plurality of flexible tubular sections are sufficiently flexible that a weight of the decoy causes the plurality of tubular sections to bend and position the decoy proximate to the ground when the extendable rod is in a deployed position.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255763

 new patent  Solo hunter system

A right angle support member configured to be affixable to a vertical-object; the right angle support member configured to form a substantially l-shape having a vertical angle member having a first end; a horizontal angle member having a second end configured to extend outwardly away from a right angle vertex; and a threaded anchor hingebly coupled to the right angle vertex configured to be affixable to the vertical-object; a stabilizing spike located at the first end of the vertical angle member extending opposite of the horizontal angle member; a hanger loop proximate the second end of the horizontal angle member, the hanger loop is configured to receive and interact with a pulley system.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255762

 new patent  Light source with integral sonic pest repelling device

A light source suitable for use in a conventional light socket of a conventional light fixture includes an integral sonic repelling device operable to generate sound at a frequency that is inaudible to humans but that repels pests such as mice and rats.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255761

 new patent  Aquatic organism treatment method and apparatus

An apparatus and the associated method which includes means for controlling an invasive organism. The means including a trolling apparatus, for attachment to an associated vehicle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255760

 new patent  Methods for applying a soil treatment beneath the surface of the ground

In a method for treating soil at a work site, a first pressure application tool is connected to a base unit and moved relative thereto along a first area of the work site adjacent a structure and operated to inject soil treatment down into the soil along the first area of the work site. A second pressure application tool is interchanged with the first pressure application tool and moved relative to the base unit along a second area of the work site adjacent the structure and different from the first area of the work site. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255759

 new patent  Pest control lighting device

A pest control lighting device having a connector capable of electrically connecting to a common lightbulb socket or electrical outlet. The pest control lighting device includes one or more light sources in electrical connection with the connector. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255758

 new patent  Gunwale mounted fishing stanchion

A fishing rod stanchion is described. The fishing rod stanchion can be configured to receive and hold a fishing rod in an upright position, and the fishing rod stanchion can include a support plate having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and one or more openings passing through the support plate, an upright stanchion having a top end and a bottom end, such that the top end is coupled to the proximal portion of the support plate, and a handle extending laterally beyond an end of a proximal edge of the support plate. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255757

 new patent  Retroreflective fishing line

A retroreflective composite fiber product fishing line that offers increased visibility of the retroreflective composite fishing line in a low light environment to a fisherman by reflecting incident light applied to the retroreflective composite fishing line back toward the fisherman.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255756

 new patent  Pinion geer for a fishing reel

A pinion gear meshes with a drive gear. The drive gear is connected to a handle shaft of a fishing reel that winds a fishing line onto a spool supported by a reel body by rotational operation of the handle shaft rotatably supported to the reel body to transmit the rotation of the handle shaft. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255755

 new patent  Rotor brake mechanism for spinning reel

A rotor brake mechanism includes a braking member, a moving member, an elastic member, and an adjustment member. The braking member is disposed in a reel body. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255754

 new patent  Non-human animal models of retinoschisis

Non-human animals suitable for use as animal models for retinoschisis are provided. In some embodiments, provided non-human animals are characterized by a disruption in a retinoschisin-1 locus. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255753

 new patent  Non-human mammal

A non-human mammal and an offspring thereof, obtainable by a somatic cell nuclear transfer method using a nucleus of a cd4-positive t cell as a nuclear donor. The non-human mammal of the present invention surely and efficiently shows allergic reactions specific to various antigens that are shown to have associations with an immune allergic disease, such as mites and cedar pollens, so that the non-human mammal can be suitably used as the developmental models of allergic diseases for studies of various diseases by studying or pursuing possibilities of applications to the diseases.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255752

 new patent  Mouse lymphoma cell line and animal model of human high grade b-cell lymphoma

The invention relates to a new, spontaneous mouse lymphoma cell line displaying cd19, b220, mhc ii, surface igg2a/kappa chain and mac-1, which is negative for cd5, animal models of b-cell lymphoma based on said cell line and methods for assessing lymphoma propagation and lymphoma expansion based on said cell line.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255751

 new patent  Delivery, use and therapeutic applications of the crispr-cas systems and compositions for modeling mutations in leukocytes

The invention involves a method for modulating leukocyte activity, comprising delivering to a leukocyte a vector containing nucleic acid molecule(s), whereby the leukocyte contains cas9 and the vector expresses one or more rnas to guide the cas9 to introduce mutations in one or more target genetic loci in the leukocyte, thereby modulating expression of one or more genes expressed in the leukocyte. The invention also involves identifying genes associated with leukocyte responses and experimental modeling of aberrant leukocyte activation and diseases associated with leukocytes by introducing mutations into leukocytes. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255750

 new patent  Device and method for cleaning aquariums

Aquarium cleaning device and method, wherein the device may comprise a body adapted to be held for the cleaning of an aquarium. The body is configured to receive a barrel member at an end of the body, which defines an opening into the body. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255749

 new patent  System and method for treating fish

A system for removing parasites from fish includes a conduit through which individual fish pass, a plurality of arms associated with the conduit circumferentially spaced with respect to each other, and a spray nozzle for each arm connected to a fluid source for dislodging parasites from said fish. The nozzles are closely spaced with respect to the fish for more effective treatment. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255748

 new patent  Solitary bee nesting shelter

The said invention, a solitary bee nesting shelter configured of a main housing and removable nest block inserts with a plurality of elongated cavities. Said cavities on the vertical face of the combined frame and insert blocks to be laid out in a series of geometrical shapes including spirals. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255747

 new patent  Cleaning apparatus for an article

A cleaning apparatus for an article and method of use are disclosed, wherein the apparatus includes a base and a surrounding sidewall about a longitudinal axis, the sidewall extending from the base forming an interior, the sidewall terminating in an open aperture having a scarfed outlet margin forming a plane, wherein the plane forms an acute angle with the longitudinal axis. Operationally the scarfed margin facilitates the interior being filled to a selected capacity with a liquid while the longitudinal axis also forms an acute angle with a surface. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255746

 new patent  Motorized feeding vehicle and a method of operating an animal farming system

An animal feeding vehicle includes a movement control system, a gps receiver for generating a first set of parameters including location information, a proximity sensor for generating a second set of parameters including spatial information, a position sensor for generating a third set of parameters including motion information, a feeding system including a feeding control system for feeding animals based on a fourth set of parameters. A control unit receives the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters, and defines a first mode in which the user controls the movement control system and the feeding control system, and in which the control unit records data representing the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters; and a second mode in which the control unit controls the movement control system and the feeding system by comparing recorded data with the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255745

 new patent  System and method for milking a group of milking animals

A system for milking a group of milking animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space where the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. The milking stations are each connected to the accommodation space by a walkable connection. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255744

 new patent  Variable slot length adjustment vent

A vent with an adjustable baffle is disclosed. As the baffle is rotated away from the frame of the vent a corresponding opening is formed though which air may flow. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255743

 new patent  Vision system with tail positioner

A system includes a robotic arm, an imaging device coupled to the robotic arm, a board coupled to the robotic arm, and a processor. The imaging device captures imaging data of a rearview of a dairy livestock through a field of view of the imaging device. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255742

 new patent  Lettuce variety nun 09102 ltl

The disclosure relates to new lettuce variety of nun 09102 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255741

 new patent  Lettuce variety nun 00162 ltl

The disclosure relates to new lettuce variety of nun 00162 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255740

 new patent  Lettuce variety nun 05379 ltl

The disclosure relates to new lettuce variety of nun 05379 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255739

 new patent  Peronospora resistance in spinacia sp

The invention pertains to spinach plants comprising a gene or locus which leads to a broad spectrum resistance to peronospora farinosa f sp. Spinaciae (pfs). ...

09/13/18 / #20180255737

 new patent  Soybean cultivar ar1215867-2

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety ar1215867-2 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety ar1215867-2 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using ar1215867-2 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255736

 new patent  Soybean cultivar ar1215867-1

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety ar1215867-1 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety ar1215867-1 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using ar1215867-1 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255735

 new patent  Soybean cultivar ar1215342

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety ar1215342 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety ar1215342 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using ar1215342 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255734

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1463739

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1463739 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1463739 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1463739 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255733

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1463761

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1463761 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1463761 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1463761 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255732

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1463812

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1463812 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1463812 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1463812 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255731

 new patent  Soybean cultivar kg1410770

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety kg1410770 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety kg1410770 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using kg1410770 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255730

 new patent  Soybean cultivar by1313402

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety by1313402 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety by1313402 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using by1313402 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255729

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cw1510064

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cw1510064 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cw1510064 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cw1510064 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255728

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cw1410054

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cw1410054 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cw1410054 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cw1410054 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255727

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1460258

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1460258 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1460258 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1460258 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255726

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1460155

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1460155 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1460155 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1460155 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255725

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1460745

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1460745 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1460745 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1460745 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255724

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1463362

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1463362 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1463362 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1463362 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255723

 new patent  Soybean cultivar cl1463417

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1463417 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1463417 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1463417 in a breeding program.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255722

 new patent  Lettuce variety nun 09131 ltl

The disclosure relates to new lettuce variety of nun 09131 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255721

 new patent  Crop product development and seed treatments

Seed treatments to enhance breeding methods are provided. Methods to increase yield by selectively applying seed treatments to breeding parental lines are provided. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255720

 new patent  Grow board and method

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

09/13/18 / #20180255719

 new patent  Fixed spray application system

A method of using a system to apply liquid over a selected area includes providing a source of liquid, a first tube for transporting liquid from the source through the system, a connector, a check valve and a spray device. The connector includes a projection extending into the first tube. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255717

 new patent  Stump auger

The present concept is a stump auger used for cutting and destroying a tree stumps, the stump auger includes a main shaft connected at a top end to a drive mechanism for turning the shaft about a vertical axis, wherein the main shaft is connected at a bottom end to a cone top such that the cone is part of the main shaft. The stump auger cone includes a spiral thread extending about the outer surface of the cone from the cone top to the cone bottom. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255716

 new patent  Agroindustrial process with minimal environmental impact

The thermo-mechanical treatment step provides for a mechanical process of removing the unnecessary parts from the products so as to define waste. The waste, constituted exclusively by vegetable substances, is separated from the intermediate products, intended for the subsequent treatment and packaging steps, and sent into a biogas production unit. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255715

 new patent  Modular versatile plant protection system

A modular structure to protect plants and bulbs from deer and other wild animals comprising of connectable vertical poles and open-ended circles placed horizontally through eyelets located on the vertical poles. Flexible mesh or netting is wrapped around the structure and attached on to specially designed hooks on one of the vertical poles. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255714

 new patent  Simulated stone landscape edging

A method of manufacturing a landscape edging apparatus is disclosed. Here, the method can include providing a pre-fabricated mold having a simulated masonry or stone configuration, positioning a plurality of tubular members onto the mold, and disposing an oil-based material into the mold. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255713

 new patent  System for optimally controlling sensory temperature based on humidity

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

09/13/18 / #20180255712

 new patent  Plant tray and method for manufacturing a plant tray

Plant tray comprising a series of columns and/or sets of columns of plant pockets, wherein at least two of said columns and/or sets of columns are movably connected to each other, such that they can move relative to each other between at least a first position in which they are relatively close to each other, preferably abutting, and a second position, in which they are spaced apart further than in the first position.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255711

 new patent  Green wall with overlapping hexagonal shaped modules on a vertical structure

A green wall that is designed to be utilized in warmer climates, such as subtropical and tropical climates, by utilizing hexagonal shaped modules for housing soil and vegetation. These hexagonal shaped modules overlap one another on a vertical structure (e.g., trellis) in such a manner as to shade underneath modules. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255710

 new patent  Method for stimulating the resistance of plants to biotic stress by uv radiation exposure

The invention will find an application for stimulating natural defenses of plants to biotic stress as pests, bacteria, fungus or virus. The invention could be used directly on plants growing in fields for agriculture and the food industry.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255709

 new patent  Closed apparatus for irradiating plants and produce

An apparatus for treating plant diseases and infestations includes a closed receptacle configured to contain a plant and/or produce, and at least one ultraviolet light source mounted in the receptacle and configured to direct ultraviolet light at the plant. The receptacle is provided with latches and position sensors that prevent the ultraviolet source from being activated if the receptacle is open or is not securely supported on a surface.. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255708

 new patent  Lawn mower including an inclined blower

A lawn mower including a frame, a prime mover supported by the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably coupled to the frame to support the frame for movement along the ground, and a cutting deck supported by the frame. The cutting deck has a discharge opening. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255707

 new patent  Lock proving system for an agricultural machine attachment

A lock proving system provides a positive indication when a locking mechanism has correctly latched a removable attachment to an agricultural machine, the attachment being a header for a combine harvester for example. The locking mechanism includes a locking element that is shiftable into a locking position in which, provided the attachment is mounted to the machine with the correct alignment, the locking element acts upon a lock proving mechanism that is mounted to the attachment. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255706

 new patent  Controlling a positioning system for an agricultural implement

A method, apparatus and system for controlling positioning of an agricultural implement is disclosed. The agricultural implement is mounted on a propulsion unit having a positioning system. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255705

 new patent  Maintenance and transportation method, system, and apparatus

A method, system and apparatus for a modular multipurpose machine or vehicle, including a modular scalable frame with battery incorporated into on the scalable frame; a modular electric drive system; and modular attachments or components for configuring the machine or vehicle for a plurality of maintenance or transportation functions. The modular electric drive system includes a power train with respective drive units for each of the front and rear wheels, each drive unit includes a planetary gear, and servo motor for each of the front and rear wheels. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255704

 new patent  Zone control system for a robotic vehicle

A method may include receiving map data descriptive of a plurality of zones located within a parcel of land and receiving information indicative of a plurality of reference coordinates or objects including at least a first and second reference coordinate or object located on the parcel, in which the first and second reference coordinate or object each has corresponding information for defining boundaries for a first workable zone and a second workable zone on the parcel associated therewith, respectively. The method may further include determining the boundaries of the first and second workable zones responsive to detection of at least the first and second reference coordinate or object, respectively. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255703

 new patent  A fertilizer distributor group

An agricultural machine (10) comprising a bearing frame (11) and a plurality of fertilizer distributor devices (20), comprising at least a fertilizer distributor (21) associated to a disc (22), where the distributor devices (20) are supported by a mounting (25) associated to the bearing frame (11) by means of a resilient organ (27), the resilient organ (27) being a bending bar.. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255702

 new patent  Meter roller for an agricultural metering system

A meter roller for an agricultural metering system includes a spindle having a driven shaft, a first ring, and a second ring. The first ring and the second ring are rigidly coupled to the driven shaft, and the driven shaft is configured to engage a drive shaft to facilitate rotation of the spindle. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255701

 new patent  Meter roller for an agricultural metering system

A profile insert for a meter roller of an agricultural metering system includes a flute and a recess positioned adjacent to one another along a circumferential axis of the profile insert. The flute and the recess are configured to meter flowable particulate material from a storage tank to a material distribution system via rotation of the profile insert. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255700

 new patent  Meter roller for an agricultural metering system

A meter roller for an agricultural metering system includes multiple flutes and recesses. The flutes and recesses are arranged on one or more segments in one or more respective alternating patterns along a circumferential axis of the meter roller, and the flutes and recesses are configured to meter flowable particulate material from a storage tank to a material distribution system via rotation of the meter roller. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255699

 new patent  Meter roller for an agricultural metering system

A meter roller for an agricultural metering system includes a flute and a recess positioned adjacent to one another along a circumferential axis of the meter roller. The flute and the recess are configured to meter flowable particulate material from a storage tank to a material distribution system via rotation of the meter roller. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255698

 new patent  Seed counting sensor and method for detecting blockage of a seed conveying pipe

The seed counting sensor (200) for pneumatic seeding machines comprises a detection chamber (210) within a house (204), said detection chamber allowing the seeds to pass through the sensor and having a center axis (211) extending in the flow direction of the seeds (102); a plurality of light sources (240) arranged within the house (204), outside the detection chamber (210), at predetermined distances from each other, said light sources being in a plane (p) extending substantially perpendicularly to said center axis of the sensor; a plurality of light detectors (250) arranged within the house (204), outside the detection chamber (210) at predetermined distances from each other, said light detectors being in the same plane (p) as the light sources, wherein the number of the light detectors equals to the number of the light sources, and a signal processing unit (502) for controlling operation of the light sources (240) and for processing the electronic signals produced by the light detectors (250).. . ...

09/13/18 / #20180255697

 new patent  Systems and processes for combining different types of seeds

A process and system are provided for preparing seed mixes having a target quantity and a target ratio of different types of seeds. The process generally includes portioning quantities of different types of seeds from bulk supplies of the seeds, and combining the portioned quantities of seeds to prepare the seed mixes. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255696

 new patent  Tagged container tracking

A system and method that automatically monitors product use, such as the type and amount of agricultural and/or horticultural product stored in and dispensed from a cartridge over time and/or by geographic location. Monitored data are stored in memory such as a tag on the cartridge and may be transmitted to a server for storage, aggregation, and analysis. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255695

 new patent  Pivoting implement frame

A lift and rotate style agricultural implement with forward folding wings is provided. The agricultural implement includes a center frame that may be operatively configured to be lifted and rotated approximately 90 degrees when switching between a field configuration and a transport configuration. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255694

 new patent  Agricultural toolbar apparatus, systems and methods

Systems, methods and apparatus for shifting weight between a tractor and toolbar and between sections of the toolbar, for controlling operative height of a toolbar and sections of a toolbar and for folding a toolbar between a work position and a transport position. A ground engaging wheel and an actuator are coupled to the toolbar. ...

09/13/18 / #20180255693

 new patent  Polyfunctional tool

Disclosed is a hand held implement for performing a multitude of tasks in a manner which could not previously be performed by a singular hand held implement. Some exemplary embodiments of the present invention comprise a handle, shovel, blade, hammer and prying member configured in an ideal manner. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249907

Opthalmoscope device

A portable apparatus including a storage and a support arrangement that is convertible to a resting platform defined as a back pack or a suitcase.. . The present disclosure relates to a free-flowing composition having controllable properties of bulk density, particle morphology, flowability and shakeability suitable, for example, for use on or in a foodstuff or a beverage. The composition includes a blend of: (i) a plurality of substantially discrete composite particles, each composite particle comprising a core of a first edible material provided with a discontinuous surface coating formed from a first plurality of non-uniformly sized particles of a second edible material; and (ii) a second plurality of non-uniformly sized particles of said second edible material. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An example eye fundus imaging apparatus can include: a display device; an image capture device configured to capture at least one image of a fundus of an eye; and a control module programmed to: display a target, the target indicating a desired position for the image capture device to capture the at least one image of the fundus of the eye; monitor a relative position of the eye with respect to the target; and when the relative position of the eye corresponds to the target, automatically capture the at least one image of the fundus of the eye.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249906

Fast x-y axis bright pupil tracker

The present invention provides for very fast detection of gaze direction using retro-reflected light from the ocular fundus that is cost-efficient, small, and portable. These eye trackers are useful in many areas of science and technology, including but not limited to remote control, space, defense, medical and psycho-physiological applications, to identify for example subtle neurologic deficits that occur with cerebellar or vestibular disorders, parkinson's disease, strokes, traumatic brain injury, possible concussions during sports matches, some forms of reading disability, or simply fatigue or inebriation. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249905

System and method for corneal topography with flat panel display

A conical topographer includes: a flat panel display configured to display a light pattern and to project the light pattern onto a cornea of an eye disposed on a first side of the flat panel display; an optical system disposed on a second side of the flat panel display, the optical system being configured to receive and process reflected light from the cornea that passes through the flat panel display from the cornea to the optical system; a camera configured to receive the processed reflected light from the optical system and to capture therefrom a reflected light pattern from the cornea produced in response to the projected light pattern; and one or more processors configured to execute an algorithm to compare the projected light pattern to the reflected light pattern from the cornea, and to produce a topographic map of the cornea based on a result of the comparison.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249904

System and method for objective chromatic perimetry analysis using pupillometer

A pupillometer system includes a computer, a camera, and a testing compartment provided in the form of a substantially hemispheric bowl, where the substantially hemispheric bowl includes a plurality of chromatic beam emitters arranged about a visual field forming a plurality of visual field testing points. The plurality of chromatic beam emitters generate a first chromatic stimulus that stimulates a first anatomical structure of an eye and a second chromatic stimulus that stimulates a second anatomical structure of the eye where the first anatomical structure is different than the second anatomical structure. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249903

Endoscope lumen internal cleaner and methods of use

An endoscope lumen internal cleaner and methods of use includes a flexible tube having a first tube end an a second tube end, wherein the tube is configured to travel therein the channel or lumens of a surgical instrument, one or more apertures positioned therethrough said tube and proximate said second end, a container for housing the pressurized fluid or a pump and reservoir, the container having a discharge port, wherein the discharge port in fluid communication with a valve, the first tube end is in fluid communication with the discharge port to enable the pressurized fluid to travel therethrough the flexible tube to the one or more apertures when opening the valve, a frictional cleaning device affixed to said second end.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249902

Blade insert illuminator

An air gap retractor illumination system includes any suitable retractor such as a mcculloch with a channel in the blade to accommodate an air gap illuminator. The illuminator is preferably made from a suitable light conducting plastic material such as acrylic or polycarbonate or silicone. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249901

Method and apparatus for illuminating an object field imaged by a rectangular image sensor

An illuminator apparatus and method for illuminating an object field imaged by a rectangular image sensor having a first aspect ratio is disclosed. The apparatus includes an optical fiber having a proximal end disposed to receive a plurality of input light beams, each light beam having differing spectral properties, the optical fiber being operable to transmit the light beams along the fiber to a distal end of the optical fiber. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249900

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a detecting section to which an observation image of a subject is sequentially inputted, the detecting section being configured to detect a characteristic region in the observation image based on a predetermined feature value concerning the observation image, and an emphasis processing section configured to apply, when the characteristic region is continuously detected in the detecting section, emphasis processing of a position corresponding to the characteristic region to the observation image of the subject inputted after elapse of a first predetermined time period from a time when the characteristic region is detected.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249899

Treatment instrument insertion tool

A treatment instrument insertion tool includes a main body section, an attachment portion configured to attach the main body section to an insertion section, a guide section that is connectable to a treatment instrument insertion port of an endoscope, and that is configured to guide a treatment instrument extending from the main body section into the insertion section through the treatment instrument insertion port, and an operation member that is provided on the main body section, that can fix the treatment instrument that is inserted in the main body section, by being at least partially elastically deformed, and that is configured to perform an operation of moving the treatment instrument forward or backward along a direction of an axis of the treatment instrument and an operation of rotating the treatment instrument around the axis in a fixed state in which the treatment instrument is fixed.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249898

Fluid distribution device for a multiple viewing elements endoscope

There is provided herein a tip section for an endoscope assembly that includes a fluid distribution device for circulating fluid for cleaning a body cavity. In an embodiment, the tip section includes a groove aligned with side jet channels, where multiple holes drilled above the groove, through the periphery of a tip cover covering the tip section, provide an exit for the fluid circulated by the side jet channels in all directions around the tip cover. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249897

Insertion assisting tool for endoscope

Operability in inserting an insertion part of an endoscope into a body cavity using an insertion assisting tool is improved. In an insertion assisting tool 60, a sidewall portion of a tube main body 64 through which an insertion part 12 of an endoscope 10 is passed is provided with a sidewall opening part 68 having a size in which the insertion part 12 can pass through. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249896

Cable connection structure, imaging module, and endoscope

A cable connection structure includes: a substrate including a first core wire connection electrode, a second core wire connection electrode, and a shield connection electrode; a single-wire cable including a first core wire, and an insulant; at least two coaxial cables each including a second core wire, an inner insulant, a shield, and an outer insulant, wherein the second core wire, the inner insulant, and the shield are exposed in a step-by-step manner at a distal end portion, and the second core wire and the shield are respectively connected to the second core wire connection electrode and the shield connection electrode; and a conductive member connecting exposed portions of the shields. The conductive member is disposed directly on an upper surface of the insulant, and connects the shields on the shield connection electrode and/or a position closer to a proximal end side than the shield connection electrode.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249895

Device tip

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip may include an opening defined by a surface of the tip. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249894

Endoscope head

The invention relates to an endoscope head comprising an endoscope head body in which at least one working channel is formed, wherein a pivot member actuatable from the proximal side is provided on the distal side of the endoscope head body, wherein an albarran lever capable of being pivoted is provided at the distal end portion of the working channel.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249893

Endoscopic systems, devices and methods

Example embodiments relate generally to endoscopic systems, devices, and methods. The system may include a main body, actuation control members, navigation section, and anchor assembly. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249892

Endoscope system

An endoscope system sets a hardness variation of a thick flexible tube portion and a hardness variation of a thin flexible tube portion such that their respective ratios against base hardness are constant, and as each flexible tube portion becomes thicker, the hardness variation increases and an endoscope with a relatively thin flexible tube portion has a smaller hardness variation. This makes it possible to avoid situations like an endoscope with a thick flexible tube portion lacking hardness or an endoscope with a thin flexible tube portion becoming too hard, and makes it possible to perform optimum insertion operation in accordance with the thickness of a flexible tube.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249891

Medical system

To provide a medical system that is easy to confirm a display screen and easy to switch an image. A medical camera 2 is connected to a first input terminal 14a of a switching device 6. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249890

Capsule orientation detection for capsule docking system with inductive power drive circuit

A capsule endoscopic system is disclosed for receiving data from a capsule device and providing inductive power to the capsule device wirelessly, where the capsule endoscopic system incorporates a feature to automatically protect the capsule device and the docking device from damage if the capsule device is docked in a backward orientation. In one embodiment, the docking device comprises a current sense circuit to detect the current flowing through the primary coil or primary drive circuit. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249889

Endoscope system, processor device, and method for operating endoscope system

The endoscope system includes an image acquiring unit that acquires a first image and a second image, the first image being obtained by imaging an observation target by using first illumination light, the second image being obtained by imaging the observation target by using second illumination light that is different from the first illumination light at a different timing from the first image; an alignment unit that aligns the first image and the second image; and an accuracy changing unit that changes an accuracy of the alignment in accordance with at least a structure of interest to which an attention is paid in the observation target.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249888

Endoscope with variable profile tip

A single-use electronic endoscope has a hub, a shaft extending from the hub, flexible or rigid as desired, and an expandable distal tip extending from the shaft. Within the distal tip, an image sensor provides a field of view external from the endoscope. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249887

Fabric care device

A fabric care device comprising a body having first and second ends for attaching respective first and second fabric care attachments, wherein at least one of the first and second ends is adapted to detachably attach one of the first and second fabric care attachments. An attachment for a fabric care device selected from the group consisting of a depiller, a delinter, a fabric pile restorer, and a brush.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249886

Washable knife block assembly

A washable utensil storage assembly and method of constructing the assembly includes a body comprising a plurality of walls and at least one shelf for locating a holding assembly for supporting utensils. The body further comprises a cavity formed by the plurality of walls that is enclosed by the at least one shelf at a first end and a removably positioned panel at a second end spaced from the first end.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249885

Baskets for use in a dishwasher appliance

A dishwasher appliance includes a tub defining a wash chamber. The dishwasher appliance also includes a rack assembly disposed within the wash chamber. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249884

Drying systems for dishwasher appliances

A dishwasher appliance is provided. The dishwasher appliance includes a cabinet and a tub positioned within the cabinet. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249883

Dish washing machine

A dish washing machine is provided herein. The dish washing machine includes a switching assembly configured to change a direction of washing water sprayed by a spray unit. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249882

Water-conducting domestic appliance and method for operating a water-conducting domestic appliance

A water-conducting domestic appliance, in particular a dishwasher, includes a wash container for holding items being washed, a first container and a second container for holding water. A a thermal insulation is arranged between the first container and the wash container. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249881

Dishwasher with high-velocity sprayer

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to a cycle of operation, the dishwasher comprising a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a dish rack received within the treating chamber and configured for receiving dishes for treatment during the cycle of operation, a sprayer located within the treating chamber and above the dish rack, and emitting a second liquid at a second speed, greater than the first speed, downwardly onto the dish rack to form a high-speed spray.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249880

Floor cleaning device and method

A floor cleaning device and method includes a mop head including a plurality of cleaning fibers, a corner brush coupled to an extendable member and extendable from a center of the mop head, and a telescoping handle including a knob for engaging and disengaging a locking mechanism for locking the corner brush in position. The floor cleaning device and method is useful for cleaning hard to reach areas of floors without the need for excessive bending or hand scrubbing.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249879

Surface treatment machine with flow-rate control

A surface treatment machine, comprising a frame configured to translate with respect to a surface to treat, a surface treatment element connected to said frame and configured to treat with liquid a surface, a reservoir connected to the frame arranged to provide liquid to the surface treatment element through a delivery mouth; an adjustment element arranged to feed adjustably the liquid supplied from the reservoir to the delivery mouth. It is then provided a sensor configured to measure the flow-rate of the liquid from said reservoir towards the delivery mouth. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249878

Vacuum cleaner

Disclosed herein are a vacuum cleaner including: a base including a suction opening; a main frame including a dust collecting apparatus configured to remove dust from air sucked through the suction opening; and a wheel assembly including a forward wheel and a reverse wheel, and rotatably coupled with the base, wherein when the main frame slides with respect to the base, any one of the forward wheel and the reverse wheel contacts a floor. Therefore, the vacuum cleaner may understand a user's intention without adding a senor and a control circuit, and travel actively according to the user's intention.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249877

Cleaning roller

A cleaning roller for a cleaning appliance, in particular a wiping roller for a wet cleaning appliance, or a cleaning appliance having such a cleaning roller processes an area to be cleaned. The cleaning roller has a roller core that can rotate about a longitudinal axis and has a bearing for a drive shaft and a roller cover surrounding the roller core in the circumferential direction. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249876

Surface treatment machine with level control

A surface treatment machine, comprising a frame configured to translate with respect to a surface to treat, a surface treatment element connected to said frame and configured to treat with liquid a surface, a reservoir connected to the frame arranged to provide liquid to the surface treatment element through a delivery mouth; an adjustment element arranged to feed adjustably the liquid supplied from the reservoir to the delivery mouth. It is then provided a sensor adapted to measure the level of residual liquid in the reservoir. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249875

Vacuum cleaner including a surface cleaning head having a display

A vacuum cleaner includes a surface cleaning head, a pivot assembly pivotally coupled to the surface cleaning head such that the pivot assembly is pivotable relative to the surface cleaning head, and a canister assembly coupled to the pivot assembly such that the canister assembly is supported above the surface cleaning head. The pivot assembly pivotally couples to the surface cleaning head such that the pivot assembly is pivotable relative to the surface cleaning head. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249874

Control method of autonomous cleaner, control device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a control program, and autonomous cleaner

A management device that controls an autonomous cleaner includes a processing circuitry that obtains an electronic floor plan of a predetermined space, the predetermined space being a cleaning range of the autonomous cleaner. The management device estimates a person-present position at which a person is present in the predetermined space, and divides the predetermined space into a plurality of cleaning target areas to be individually cleaned by the autonomous cleaner. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249873

Fan unit and cleaner having the same

A fan unit in which a structure of a fan and a driving source thereof is improved to realize stable and high-efficient fan driving, thereby obtaining a high suction force in a stick type electric cleaner. The fan unit installed in a stick type electric cleaner includes a first fan and a second fan disposed in a line on the same rotation axis and a driving motor configured to drive the first fan and the second fan. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249872

Cleaner and controlling method thereof

A cleaner which performs an autonomous driving, includes: a cleaner body; a driving unit for moving the cleaner body; a camera for detecting 3d coordinate information; a memory for storing pattern information related to a charging station; and a controller for comparing the 3d coordinates information detected by the camera with the pattern information related to the charging station stored in the memory, and for determining whether the charging station is positioned near the cleaner body based on a result of the comparison.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249871

Vacuum cleaner including a removable canister assembly

A vacuum cleaner including a pivot assembly having an interior, an exterior, and a pivot assembly electrical connector on the exterior of the pivot assembly. The pivot assembly electrical connector is electrically connected to an electrical component of a surface cleaning head. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249870

Material dispenser with material level indicator

A material dispenser comprising a housing, a mounting for a roll of material to be dispensed, and a material level indicator, in which said mounting comprises a first support member for rotationally supporting a first side of a roll of material to be dispensed in a plane, in which said material level indicator comprises an arm rotationally mounted to said dispenser at a pivot point, said arm comprising a visual indicator member at a first end thereof and a lateral abutment axially displaced from said visual indicator member for engaging with said first side of said roll of material, in which said arm is rotatable about said pivot point between a first position in which said arm is substantially parallel with said plane and said lateral abutment traverses said plane, and a second position in which said arm is arranged at an angle to said plane, and said lateral abutment and said visual indicator member are laterally displaced.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249869

Toilet tissue holder and dispenser

The present invention is an apparatus for holding and dispensing toilet tissue and a method of use. The toilet tissue holding and dispensing apparatus has at least an active roll position and a standby roll position, where the active roll position is at an upward angle from the standby roll position. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249868

Method of dampening toilet paper and of use

A method for dampening toilet paper or tissue paper and cleaning one's anus and or buttock after the act of defecation. This method provides a cleaner anus and buttock as opposed to just using dry toilet paper. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249867

Bath safety rail

A bath safety rail for being engaged to and disengaged from a bath surface. The bath safety rail includes a base, a handle on the base, first and second suction cups opposing the handle, cam followers on the suction cups that extend into the base, and cams in the base to engage and draw up the cam followers and suction cups to thereby create suction. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249866

Dry floor bath tub

However, if the choice entails taking a shower, the results could means water on bathroom floor. Water on the floor presents a safety hazard that the elderly and very young find difficult to negotiate. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249865

Self-contained beverage unit for transporting and creating a mixed beverage

A self-contained unit that stores, or contains, one or more ingredients required for a mixed drink. The self-contained unit allows for storing fluids and has multiple parts for storing individual components or ingredients associated with a mixed drink, which, when mixed together, provide a predetermined, blended liquid beverage. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249864

Oven roasting rack

A rack for cooking poultry or other meat comprises a collapsible frame made from a plurality of rod like members including a cradle within which an elongated skewer is non-rotatably retained such that said skewer may be separable and removable from said rack to turn or plate the poultry.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249863

Food heating container

The present invention provides for a portable, wireless and rechargeable heating container (hc) that allows an individual to warm up food. The heating of the food is achieved through an electric heating system powered by the accumulators and controlled by an electronic circuit. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249862

Modular food holding system

A modular food holding system includes a plurality of individual modularized food holding chambers, each of the plurality of food holding chambers being physically and communicatively removably connected to one another. Each of the food holding chambers includes a food holding cavity and at least one of a heating element and/or a cooling element for heating or cooling the food holding cavity. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249861

Automatic food preparation apparatus

In an embodiment, an automatic food preparation and serving method comprises: releasing, from one or more magazines in a storage apparatus, a plurality of food canisters, each loaded with a different ingredient of a human consumable dish or meal, onto a canister transportation mechanism under program control by one or more digital electronic processors; transporting, using the canister transportation, the plurality of food canisters to a food dispensing mechanism under program control of the one or more processors; retrieving, using a bowl placement apparatus, a bowl from a bowl dispensing apparatus and placing the bowl on a bowl orientation mechanism below the food dispensing mechanism under program control of the one or more processors; dispensing, using the food dispensing mechanism, the ingredient of the human consumable dish or meal from the plurality of food canisters into the bowl under program control of the one or more processors; removing the plurality of food canisters using a canister removing apparatus into a bin using gravity.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249860

Method for heating water in a machine for making and dispensing drinks

A method for heating water in a machine for making and dispensing beverages, the machine having a device with at least one heating metallic duct and a winding of electromagnetic induction. The device is part of a heating and feeding assembly wherein, by a logical unit, a method is carried out which, for every beverage type the machine can dispense, the temperature of heated water is brought to a specific temperature value that can be selected by the user.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249859

Single serve capsule, method for producing a single serve capsule, system and method for producing a beverage

The invention relate to a single serve capsule (1) for producing a beverage in a beverage preparation machine (10), said capsule having an essentially frustoconical or cylindrical capsule base body (2) which has a cavity (3) for receiving a raw beverage material, and a membrane (4) sealing she cavity (3), said capsule base body (2) has a capsule base (5). A central area of weakness (6) having a reduced material thickness is formed in the capsule base (5) which can be perforated by perforation means (11) of the leverage preparation machine (10).. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249858

Adapter for a single serve capsule

The invention relates to an adapter comprising an interior which accommodates a single serve capsule and which has an opening at a first end for introducing the capsule into the interior and a receptacle for a pricking spike at the opposite end.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249857

Dripper and filter set

A dripper and filter set includes a dripper, and a filter device detachably mounted in the dripper and including an inner positioning ring, a wire mesh filter mounted on the inner positioning ring and an outer positioning ring attached onto the wire mesh filter and the inner positioning ring to secure the wire mesh filter in position. Thus, the dripper and filter set facilitates cleaning, and the application of the dripper and filter set for brewing coffee or tear does not need to use a paper filter.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249856

Egg poacher

An egg poacher for poaching one or more eggs in a microwave oven. The egg poacher includes a base member for holding water and an egg cup for holding a raw egg covered by water. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249855

Modified s-parameter measurement and usage in solid state rf oven electronics

An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a load and an rf heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The solid state electronic components include power amplifier electronics configured to provide a signal into the cooking chamber via an antenna assembly. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249854

Garment stretching apparatus

Implementations of a garment stretching apparatus are provided. In some implementations, the garment stretching apparatus comprises a top attachment device, a bottom attachment device, an adjustable strap, a first hanger, and a second hanger. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249853

Cold cup sleeve

A sleeve for being positioned about the outside surface of a container, such as a beverage container or cup, for absorbing or collecting condensate disposed on the outside surface of the container to inhibit condensate from pooling at the base of the container, as well as to keep condensate from coming into contact with a user. In one form, the sleeve is configured to absorb the condensate with an absorbent material. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249852

Apparatus for universal stemware storage

An apparatus for securing one or more items of stemware includes a base plate, one or more posts, a retainer, and one or more feet. The feet and base plate cooperatively secure the base portion of the item of stemware, and the retainer includes arms defining a stem receiving space that secures the stem of the item of stemware. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249851

Tapered chopstick with end-biased balance point

A chopstick provides construction moving the center of gravity toward the tip with respect to the midpoint of the chopstick to provide improved operability and to permit it to rest on small dishes with the tip in a downward orientation.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249850

Microstructured packaging surfaces for enhanced grip

A label with improved physical properties comprising: a base layer having a microstructured area; a composite microstructure having a first, second and third set of microstructures disposed on the microstructured area; a dry lift force attributable to the composite microstructure greater than 7 pounds according to lift testing; a wet lift force attributable to the composite microstructure greater than 7 pounds according to lift testing; an adhesive layer affixed to the base layer for affixing the label to a container; and, thereby providing a microstructured label having improved gripping physical properties that can be affixed to a container.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249849

Cooling beach blanket

A personal cooling system for controlling personal body temperature at the beach comprises a first layer having a first edge region defining a size and a shape of the first layer, the first layer comprising a cooling gel pack, wherein the gel pack has an outer surface and a plurality of compartments for storing a temperature-controlling ingredient therein; a second layer having a second edge region defining a size and a shape of the second layer; and an outside bag, to an inside surface of the outside bag the first layer and the second layer are attached. The second layer in the system further comprises a liquid dispenser that is embedded in the mesh material of the second layer. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249848

Space saving manual shelf management system

A manual, bottom supporting, shelf allocation and management system allocates shelf space among rows of products and moves products toward the shelf front and includes a plurality of adjacent shelf allocating and managing units. Each unit includes a base adapted to rest on a shelf and to support the at least one row of products, a perpendicular side divider fixedly attached to a side edge of the base, a puller positioned immediately adjacent to the divider and immediately adjacent to a top of the base, and a back-stop attached to the rear of the puller and protruding laterally across the base which is configured, when the puller is drawn forward, to make contact with a rearmost product resting on the base and to push the rearmost product and any other products on the base forward with the forward movement of the puller.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249847

Baby crib comprising upholstered guard rails and inner surfaces

A baby crib where babies/children sleep or spend time includes a headboard part and a footboard part, and at least one side section in the form of a guardrail/bars encircling the bed, which are introduced around a bed board. Upholstered parts are provided which cover the inner surfaces of the headboard part, the footboard part and the the first side section, second side section and the moveable door facing inside the baby crib, and are connected to the said parts by a connector, in order to protect babies/children from damages due to hitting themselves on hard surfaces.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249846

Modular furniture cover system

The disclosure herein provides modular cover systems for protecting furniture and other objects. In an embodiment, a furniture protection system comprises a first cover portion comprising a front surface and a back surface interconnected by a top surface, the first cover portion configured to substantially cover a front, back, and top surface of a first furniture component; and a second cover portion comprising a front surface and a back surface interconnected by a top surface, the second cover portion configured to substantially cover a front, back, and top surface of a second furniture component, wherein a first edge of the first cover portion comprises a first releasable fastener for connecting the first cover portion to the second cover portion, and wherein a second edge of the second cover portion comprises a second releasable fastener configured to engage the first releasable.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249845

Chair assembly

A chair component includes a first chair member adapted to support a seated user, a second chair member movable between a first position, wherein the second chair member is substantially coplanar with the first chair member, and a second position, wherein the second chair member is substantially parallel with the first chair member, a cover member wrapped about at least a portion of the first chair member and at least a portion of the second chair member, and a single-piece drawstring operably coupled with the cover member to draw the cover member about the at least a portion of the first chair member and the at least a portion of the second chair member when the second chair member is in the first position.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249844

Mattress with user adjustable comfort features

A mattress wherein a plurality of independent yarn based fire barrier fabrics encases a plurality of distinct and unattached interior core structures. The plurality of interior core structures include at least a detached and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly with a plurality of non-homogeneous foams or filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a lower, interiorly disposed support core structure with resilient filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a fabric cover. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249843

Mattress panels including flame retardant fibers

Mattress assemblies including fiber panels generally include bicomponent fibers including optically active particles within a core thereof. The bicomponent fibers can be treated with a fire retardant or untreated and blended with fire retardant fibers. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249842

Spring, spring core and method for producing the same

A spring for a spring core, wherein the spring has helical windings and a first end winding and a second end winding, wherein at least the first end winding has a free end and the free end has at least one passage and the opening of the passage is directed outwardly with respect to the end winding of the spring, is distinguished by the fact that the passage is inclined out of a horizontal plane preferably about an angle α in the compression direction of the spring.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249841

Modular multi-component mattress

A modular multi-component mattress system includes a base layer with a coupling channel, a first reversible support pad assembly with a first side rail and a second side rail, a comfort pad layer, and a cover assembly configured to contain the base layer, the first reversible support pad assembly, and the comfort pad layer. In a first configuration, the first side rail detachably and selectively couples within the coupling channel and the second side rail receives the comfort pad layer. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249840

Voice-activated bed frame illumination with smart phone control and related structures

Bed structures are presented. The bed structure may include a bed frame for supporting at least one of a mattress or a mattress foundation, at least one illumination device mounted on the bed frame, and a control system. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249839

Adjustable organizer

An adjustable organizer, for holding useful items and supported between the mattress and box spring of a bed, between couch or chair cushions, or by a bed frame, if available, as examples, is described, useful items may include magazines, books, mobile telephones, computer tablets, charging devices therefor, drinking water containers, and the like. The adjustable organizer may be disassembled, making it readily storable, and includes a container, which may have multiple compartments, and an open top for providing ready access to the items, first and second planar cylindrical support bars, and planar u-shaped connecting bracket.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249838

Shelf attachment for lounge chair

A shelf attachment for use with a beach or lounge chair is formed of one-piece or has a first shelf half and a second shelf half hingedly and foldably connected to the first shelf half. An elongated member extends through interlocking projections extending from the first shelf half and from the second shelf half to hingedly connect the first and second shelf halves. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249837

Folding x-frame chair with extended backrest

A folding chair assembly having a seat framework and a backrest framework arranged in an x-frame arrangement. The backrest framework is joined to the seat framework at pivot joints. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249836

Reclining chaise lounge

A reclining chaise lounge for resting. The reclining chaise lounge includes a base frame having a front leg and a rear leg, a seat panel and a back panel. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249835

Chair back tilt mechanism

A chair can include a chair back, or backrest, that is coupled to a base of a chair above a seat of the chair. A tilt mechanism can attach the backrest to the base at spaced apart locations. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249834

Transformable drawer front and countertop leaf

A face/leaf structure can transform functions to selectively expand the usable area of a cabinet countertop or drawer without compromise to the cabinet's other functions. A drawer front is movably attached to a drawer to be either in a normal cosmetic vertical position or in a horizontal position cantilevered from the drawer. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249833

Slide-in device for moveable furniture parts

A retraction device includes an entrainment member to be releasably coupled to the movable furniture part, and a spring device for applying a force to the entrainment member in a direction opposite to an extension direction of the entrainment member. The spring device can be tensioned in the extension direction of the entrainment member by a spring holder separate from the entrainment member. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249832

Self-fixing table and chair system

A self-fixing table and chair system is provided that embodies a method of strategically placing magnets and in the chair components and table component, respectively, of a chair and table set. Each chair magnet and each table magnet and may be magnetically attracted to each other for suspending the chair components above a supporting surface by removably securing them to the table component.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249831

Modular hanging storage system

A hanging storage unit is provided. The hanging storage unit includes a lower frame structure including at least one roller assembly, an upper frame structure including at least one guide assembly, a plurality of posts coupled at a lower end to the lower frame structure and coupled at an upper end the upper frame structure, a guidance tube, moveably engaged with one of the at least one guide assembly, and a panel, an upper end of the panel attached to the guidance tube and a lower end of the panel moveably engaged with one of the at least one roller assembly.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249830

Bathroom management apparatus

Disclosed is a bathroom management apparatus capable of dehumidifying and defrosting a mirror installed at a door. The bathroom management apparatus may include a cabinet having a front side that is open, a door configured to open/close the open front side of the cabinet, a mirror provided at a front surface of the door, and a heater configured to heat the mirror. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249829

Shoe rack and shoe rack kit

A shoe rack includes a rigid frame and a net defining a plurality of openings. The net is attached to the rigid frame such that the net is supported by the rigid frame in a substantially planar configuration at an offset dimension from a support surface, the plurality of openings are configured to allow a shoe or pair of shoes to be at least partially positioned within each of the plurality of openings so that the net at least partially supports the shoe or pair of shoes relative to the support surface.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249828

Modular cabinet with hidden clamping system

The present invention includes a system for quickly and simply manufacturing semi-custom cabinetry utilizing a hidden pin joining system. The hidden pin joining system allows panels of a cabinet, or other items, to quickly and securely join together, with significant load bearing ability. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249827

Bathroom management apparatus

Disclosed is a bathroom management apparatus having a storage space for various function modules, and capable of dividing the storage space into various sizes. The bathroom management apparatus may include a cabinet, a frame installed in the cabinet to reinforce stiffness of the cabinet; and a function module may include a towel care module. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249826

Bathroom management apparatus

A bathroom management apparatus includes: a cabinet having an open front surface and rear surface; at least one frame body configured to be attached to an inner side of the cabinet to reinforce a stiffness of the cabinet; and at least one back bracket attached to a rear of the at least one frame body and coupled to both side frames of the frame body, wherein a length of the back bracket is determined according to a number of frame bodies.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249825

Easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack

An easily foldable and expandable clothes hang rack pivotally set by a plurality of rods via a fixing base with an unlimited shape of triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon and etc. To easily fold and expanded rotably. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249824

Glass ceramic furniture surface

A piece of furniture comprises at least one surface formed of at least one glass-ceramic monolithic substrate having a thickness of less than 15 mm, an expansion coefficient of less than 30×10−7 k−1 between 20° c. And 400° c., and a surface area of greater than or equal to 0.1 m2.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249823

Glass ceramic worktop

An item of equipment includes at least one worktop formed of at least one substrate made of monolithic glass material with a surface area of greater than 0.7 m2. The substrate exhibits a luminosity l* of less than 10, a haze of less than 30% and a light transmission tl of less than 10%. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249822

Glass ceramic worktop

An item of equipment includes at least one worktop formed of at least one substrate made of transparent monolithic glass material with a surface area of greater than 0.7 m2. The substrate exhibits a light transmission tl of greater than 10% and an opacity indicator of between 5 and 90. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249821

Control method for electrical adjustable table

A control method of an electrical adjustable table is provided. The control method of the electrical adjustable table includes following steps. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249820

Banquet table

A foldable table includes a table tops and legs mounted for movement relative to the table top.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249819

Filament having unique tip and surface characteristics

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

09/06/18 / #20180249818

Ultimate rinse cup brush cleaning system

A set of molded silicone rubber devices is used for cleaning a variety of paint brushes in a variety of containers. A circular basic paint “puck” is molded silicone rubber with paint-cleaning teeth and a diameter matching the bottom of a standard coffee cup or else a standard disposable paint mixing cup of 8oz, 16oz, 32oz or 64oz. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249817

Paint puck

A circular paint “puck” is molded silicone or rubber with a diameter matching the bottom of a standard coffee cup or else a standard disposable paint mixing cup of 8 oz, 16 oz, 32 oz or 64 oz. The puck is a disk featuring cleaning surfaces on the top side and, on the bottom, suction cups for securing the puck to the bottom of the cup and preventing its moving during brush cleaning. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249816

Illuminated multi-light flashing toothbrush and method of use

A toothbrush with a handle having a base and a head and defining a cavity positioned between the base and the head. The toothbrush also includes a plurality of bristles attached to the head of the handle, a green light configured to flash for a first period of time and a red light configured to flash for a second period of time. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249815

Tooth cleaning devices and processes for using same

The present invention relates to tooth cleaning devices that are designed for portable, discrete use to improve dental hygiene as well as cosmetic appearance of teeth. For example, discrete cleaning of the teeth after drinking dark-colored beverages in social settings wherein conventional teeth cleaning devices are unavailable or inconvenient. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249814

Fingernail brush having angularly adjustable bristles

A fingernail brush that includes bristles that are angularly adjustable by a user of the brush. In one embodiment, the fingernail brush includes a housing and a bristle assembly having a bristle support and at least one row of bristles. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249813

Volume and curl enhancing hairbrush

A hairbrush includes a main body, a first set of bristles, a second set of bristles, and a handle extending from the main body. The main body has a shape allowing the bristles of the hairbrush to be disposed around the body. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249812

Adjustable end mascara brush

A cosmetic applicator is provided. The cosmetic applicator comprises a grip, a holder shaft that extends from the grip, an applicator region that is connected to the holder shaft by means of an articulation, and a ball stud. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249811

Adjustable end mascara

A cosmetic applicator comprises a grip, a holder shaft that extends from the grip, the holder shaft comprising a longitudinal axis, an applicator region, one end of the applicator region being connected to a ball stud, and a buffer element that is disposed inside the holder shaft and is in contact with one end of the ball stud. The applicator region pivots at a desired angle of up to 90° around the longitudinal axis, and is adjusted to any desired angles and any directions off the longitudinal axis. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249810

Refillable absorbent swab applicator pen

A refillable absorbent swab applicator pen has a pen shell, a plurality of absorbent swab cartridges, and a cartridge advancement mechanism. The plurality of absorbent swab cartridges are positioned within the pen shell, and the cartridge advancement mechanism is integrated into the pen shell in order to advance the absorbent swab cartridges toward a dispensing end in order to expose a swab for use or discard a swab after use.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249809

Consumable product packaging

A consumer product (100) includes a housing (110) defining an internal volume. A door (130) is coupled to the housing, and the door is configured to move between an open position and a closed position. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249808

Consumable product packaging

A consumer product includes a housing defining an internal volume. An engaging mechanism is coupled to or integral with the housing. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249807

Rotative process of cosmetic sample production, cosmetic samples and automatic cosmetic sample application

It is described a rotative process of cosmetic sample (40) production, particularly used for automatic sample (40) application in magazines, catalogues or showcase cards. It is also described a cosmetic sample (40) produced in sample reels (31) through rotative process of cosmetic sample production and endowed with a second surface (45) containing adhesive material (46) for automatic applications on surfaces. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249806

Applicator of liquids from openable capsules

A hand applicator of liquids from openable capsules includes (from top to bottom) a semi-rigid membrane (1), an unfolding impermeable membrane (5), an openable capsule (6), a non-collapsible concave dissector (8), and an absorber (9) and is welded with a rounded edge seam (10). The semirigid membrane (1) comprises a fixed portion (11), a raisable grip (2), and a means for raising the grip (2)—a bending segment (3) or an edge cut-out (4) of the grip (2). ...

09/06/18 / #20180249805

Cosmetic container having identification means

A cosmetic container having an identification means, wherein a user can intuitively identify contents through the identification means by providing an identification means for identifying contents at the upper portion of the container body, such that it is possible to easily classify cosmetic products according to contents when storing the cosmetics, thereby providing user convenience.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249804

Hair drying net and turban towel

The multi-functional hair drying net and turban towel for upright application may be used on its own or so combination with a hand held hair dryer. Useful for managing dry and wet hair, to absorb water from wet hair after washing, swimming, or anytime the hair is wet, thereby avoiding dripping of water on the face, neck, or clothes. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249803

Heated air blower

A heated air blower includes an energization control unit that controls on and off states of energization of a heater unit. The energization control unit includes a first energization control mode in which when a hot and cold mode is selected, control is executed in a manner that an energization time for energizing the heater unit in a predetermined period is equal to or less than 3 seconds and a product of power input to the heater unit and the energization time is equal to or larger than 1000 w·s. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249802

Tool bag with removable insert

A tool bag, featuring a removable insert, and sides that attach separately to the front and back.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249801

Multi-positional curling iron

A curling iron featuring a rotation hinge, enabling the rod to rotate toward the handle.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249800

Portable carrier for storing one or more objects and methods thereof

A portable carrier for storing one or more objects includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249799

Protective enclosure for an electronic device

A protective enclosure for an electronic device is provided. The protective enclosure includes a structural member, a cushioning member permanently affixed to the structural member, and a cavity. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249798

Covering, protecting, and positioning a portable electronic device

Technology associated with covering, protecting, and positioning portable electronic devices is described. In an example embodiment, a protective cover device includes a flap that is magnetically fastenable to a surface located on a backside of a portable electronic device. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249796

Walking cane that folds into a portable chair

A multi-legged foldable cane chair with a folding geometry such that the members fold into a cane-like shape and unfold into a chair-like seat. The members and braces are joined such that one rear leg, one front leg, one armrest, and one seat bar comprise one side of the cane chair, while a rear brace and front brace separate the sides of the chair, and a seat and backrest provide areas for the user to sit and relieve weight. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249795

Magnetic body piercing jewelry

A jewelry connection apparatus for body piercings, comprising an elongated piece having a first end and second end, wherein the first end is threaded a predetermined distance, an anchor having an opening, wherein the opening is threaded to mate with the threaded portion of the elongated piece, a first hollow component having a top end and an open bottom, wherein the top is attached to the second end of the elongated piece, a first magnet inserted into the open bottom and the first magnet is recessed into the first hollow component, a second hollow component having an open top end and a bottom end, a second magnet inserted into the open top end of the second hollow component and the, and wherein when the first magnet mates with the second magnet.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249794

Color-changeable gemstones

The invention relates to a decorative ornamental element containing a transparent plano-convex gemstone, a wavelength-selective layer and a color-changeable seating surface, thus being able to cause aesthetic effects and signal effects by color changes. The ornamental element is characterized by a high brilliance and decorative color effect.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249793

Portable decorative element comprising a lining pinned under a rigid openwork structure

Portable decorative element comprising a rigid structure (10) having decorative piercings (11), receiving on its rear face (12), in position of use, a lining (20) forming a plate visible through these piercings, capable of being bent in an elastic manner, characterised in that the rear face (12) of the rigid structure comprises at least two shoulders (14, 16) opposite to each other and against which, in position of use, the edges (21) of the lining (20) are pressed in an elastic and reversible manner in order to apply a tightening of this lining resulting in its pinning against the rear face of the structure.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249792

Adjustable bangle bracelet

A single-section, rolled band bangle bracelet configuration in which a squeezing force via the thumb of a wearer's hand on one end of the band and via a finger of a hand on the opposite end serves to receive, grasp, and thereafter release the bracelet in connection with its wearing.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249791

Device and system for assisting actuation of a buckle release

A device and system that can be used to assist actuation of a buckle release is disclosed. A device can comprise a first arm and a second arm joined by a u-shaped connecting portion. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249790

Apparatus for securing a martial arts belt

Described is an apparatus for keeping a martial arts belt secured around a student regardless of whether the knot of the belt becomes untied or not. The apparatus includes a flexible rectangularly-shaped sheet of material having first, second and third panels, which encircle a portion of the martial arts belt centered around an area of the belt where the knot is tied, when the apparatus is attached to the belt. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249789

Cut step traction element arrangement for an article of footwear

A traction element arrangement for a sole structure of an article of footwear is described. Traction elements include cut step features. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249788

Device for retractable piston cleats

A retractable piston cleat system which includes at least one inverted ramp in contact with and positioned to transition at least one piston cleat between a retracted and an extended position when a lever arm, or similar device, is moved between a first and a second position. In another embodiment, multiple inverted ramps are used to simultaneously transition multiple piston cleats between retracted and extended positions.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249787

Article of footwear having knit upper with edging

A footwear article, comprising a single-piece knit upper that includes a medial portion and a plurality straps. The footwear article may further comprise one or more openings formed into the knit upper, a perimeter of the one or more openings defined at least in part by an edge of the knit upper, and a pipe edging may be fixed to the edge of the knit upper defining the openings. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249786

Insole

The invention relates to an insole (100) for shoes with a base material, which comprises a sole surface (102) facing the shoe and an opposite foot surface facing the foot, wherein a coating (112) is provided on the sole surface (102), which provides the sole surface (102) of the insole (100) with an increased frictional force with respect to the uncoated sole surface (102), characterised in that the coating (112) is formed from a plurality of individual patterns (120) formed from coating lines (114), which are discrete from one another and are arranged in such a way that they cannot be formed by one or more continuous coating lines (114) miming continuously from a first side (122a) of the sole surface (102) to an opposite second side (122b) of the sole surface (102).. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249785

Shoe sole

A shoe sole (100) comprising a bottom surface, the bottom surface having a front array (110) of ground engaging formations having a first height or depth, and a rear array (120) of ground engaging formations having a second height or depth, the rear array of ground engaging formations generally located at a heel portion of the sole, wherein the first height or depth is greater than the second height or depth.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249784

Insole

An insole inclusive of a hooked pad has an upper layer and a lower layer which meet and define a closed space for containing a gas flowing therein. The hooked pad is defined and divided into a bottom portion, long end portion, and short end portion. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249783

Shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods

A system assesses activity and displays a unitless activity value. A detector senses activity of a user. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249782

Assemblable one-piece sandal

The invention relates to a one-piece sandal (1) injected in a single piece with a strap (2) placed on the side of the sole (3s), particularly non-slip, and of the insole (3p), particularly anatomical, however with freedom of rotation towards the front hook (4) where the male fitting (5) engages with the female fitting (6) of the strap (2), forming the strip in the format of the instep, thus providing a product having an innovative assembly concept, with non-slip sole and comfortable insole.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249781

Headset mounts

A headset mount allows a headset to be rapidly connected to a rail system of a helmet and to be readily adjustable by a user upon being mounted to the helmet. The headset mount includes a housing, a wireform, a pivot mount, and a yoke. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249780

Helmet for communications

A helmet for communications comprising: a helmet member for at least partially covering the user's head; a strap for extending around the user's lower jaw and thereby securing the helmet member to the user; wherein the strap comprises a transducer unit for contacting the user's lower jaw and thereby transmitting vibrations to the user.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249779

Helmet systems and method for operating the same

A helmet system is disclosed. The helmet system includes a body and a face shield assembly. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249778

Energy dissipating helmet

A helmet has inner and outer shells separated by a plurality of interconnected relatively soft columns or posts. The columns each have a middle post or pillar section, a capital that is of larger diameter than the post, and a base also of larger transverse dimension than the post. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249777

Knit garment with reduced seams

A knit garment comprises a seamless, tubular torso section, a shoulder section knit continuously with the torso section along a front surface, and a single, continuous seam affixing the shoulder section to the torso section along a width of the upper back of the garment. Such a garment can be made by continuously knitting a double-layer web, interlooping the layers of the web to one another to forma central tube, severing the web, trimming material from the first layer of the double layers, folding the second layer over itself toward the first layer, and affixing the second layer to the first layer.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249776

Clothing having anion-emitting silicone patch attached thereto and method for manufacturing same

The present invention relates to clothing having an anion-emitting silicone patch attached thereto and a method for manufacturing same. The clothing having an anion-emitting silicone patch attached thereto according to the present invention comprises: clothing; and a silicone patch which is adhered to the clothing and emits anions, wherein the silicone patch comprises anion ore powder and is adhered to clothing by seamless welding at a temperature ranging from 170 to 180° c. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249775

Article of apparel

An article of clothing includes a torso portion, a first sleeve, and a second sleeve. The first sleeve is coupled to the first side of the torso portion. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249774

Digging glove

A digging glove may include a glove and a digging claw member secured to at least one finger of the glove. The digging claw member may include a claw body and at least one claw tip profile extending from the claw body. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249773

Glove

A glove is provided that enables suppression of cracks in a coating layer containing nitrile butadiene rubber as a principal component. The glove comprises: a glove main body made of fibers for covering a wearer's hand; and a coating layer which comprises nitrile butadiene rubber as a principal component and coats at least a part of an outer face of a palm region of the glove main body, in which: the coating layer comprises zinc oxide and a cross-linked product of the nitrile butadiene rubber and polycarbodiimide; and a mass ratio of the polycarbodiimide to the nitrile butadiene rubber is no less than 0.002. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249772

Transformable clothing

A transformable garment that folds and envelops the wearer with a garment body with panels that use origami folding and shape memory alloy (sma) elements to assist to transform the garment from an expanded state to a retracted state is provided. Garment designs with transformable panels and sleeves can benefit those who have trouble dressing by allowing the garment to wrap around and fit the wearer without outside help. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249771

Protective foam mask

One form of the present application is directed to a protective foam face mask which includes a frontal portion structured to cover at least a portion of a face of a user, wherein the frontal portion defines an ocular cavity. The foam face mask further includes two side portions astride the ocular cavity extending rearwardly from the frontal portion, wherein the side portions are structured to cover the ears of a user, and wherein the frontal portion and the side portions are constructed of a foam. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249770

Body protection

A body protection assembly is disclosed for protecting a human body from injury due to an impact. An internal planar structure (102) defines the shape of the apparatus and an outer layer of a flexible sheet material (105) has a shape defined by the internal planar structure. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249769

One-piece physical exercise garment for women that incorporates a bra, torso piece, and pant, has the appearance of multiple pieces of clothing, does not require adjustment as a result of the user moving or exercising, and can be put on or taken off by the user in a manner similar to a one-piece swimsuit

A one-piece garment for use in physical exercise that appears to be three separate pieces of clothing and permits movement without requiring the user to adjust the fit of the garment as a result of the user's movement. The top of the torso piece is affixed to a bra and the bottom of the torso piece is affixed to a waistband which is in turn affixed to a pant, in each case to assist with avoiding the need to adjust the garment during exercise or other movement while maintaining coverage of the abdomen and the rest of the torso. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249768

Adjustable suit

An adjustable suit is provided and comprises fabric selected from the group consisting of single or multi-ply polymeric fabric and fabric from natural fibers. The adjustable suit includes a waist section having a front portion and a back portion and a waist section circumference, and a leg section including a pair of legs, each of the legs having a leg opening therein. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249767

Biosensing garment

Embodiments described herein relate generally to wearable electronic biosensing garments. In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a biosensing garment and a plurality of electrical connectors that are mechanically fastened to the biosensing garment. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249766

Sock

A sock comprising a toe section, a heel section, and a mid-section between the toe section and the heel section, wherein the mid-section has a foot bottom portion and a foot upper or instep portion, and wherein at least a part of the foot bottom portion is knit from two or more different yarn types used in an alternating sequence along the longitudinal direction of the mid-section, wherein the different yarn types have different stretch properties. By using the different yarn types in the foot bottom or sole portion between the toe and heel section in an alternating sequence along the longitudinal direction of the mid-section in combination, one can create a sock which has a higher stretch characteristic than other socks.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249765

Electronic article

The electronic article includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir having an outlet and being formed of a compressible elastomeric material, the reservoir being a main supply reservoir configured to contain a liquid. The reservoir is at least partially contained within the outer housing. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249764

Infiltration detecting apparatus, electronic cigarette, and method for controlling electronic cigarette

An infiltration detecting apparatus includes an infiltration detecting assembly and a controller. At least a part of the infiltration detecting assembly is attached or adjacent to a liquid guide, or is inserted into the liquid guide. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249763

Evaporator unit for an inhaler

Evaporator unit for an inhaler comprising an evaporator having a heating element for vaporizing a liquid fed through said evaporator. Said evaporator unit comprises a circulation line in which said evaporator is arranged. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249762

Electronic smoking device with a variable-volume liquid reservoir

There is provided an electronic smoking device (10; 110; 210; 310) comprising a power supply (18), a liquid reservoir (34; 34; 234; 334) storing a liquid, and an atomizer (26). The atomizer (26) is adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir (34; 34; 234; 334) when operated by the power supply (18). ...

09/06/18 / #20180249761

Electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette cartridge

An electronic cigarette having a cartridge functional as a mouthpiece. The cartridge may have an air passage and a fluid compartment disposed around the circumference of the air passage. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249760

Cartridge for use with apparatus for heating smokable material

Disclosed is a cartridge for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize volatilise at least one component of the smokable material, the cartridge comprising including: a container defining a cavity, and smokable material located in the cavity, wherein the cartridge includes comprises heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field to heat the smokable material. Also disclosed is apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize volatilise at least one component of the smokable material, the apparatus comprising including: an interface for cooperating with an article comprising smokable material, a magnetic field generator for generating a varying magnetic field for penetrating the article when the interface is cooperating with the article, and a device for puncturing the article.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249759

Fabric having tobacco entangled with structural fibers

A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and structural fibers. The structural fibers forming a network in which the smokeless tobacco is entangled. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249758

Dynamically responsive smoking apparatus and method of affixing electronics thereon

An apparatus comprising an input sensor and an output response configured to dynamically respond to readings from the input sensor, as well as methods of affixing electronics comprising an input sensor to an apparatus, wherein an apparatus may comprise a smoking device, an input sensor may comprise a temperature sensor, and an output response may comprise a lighting effect.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249757

Spherical product formation in a continuous liquid enrober

Edible payloads can be partially or fully polymerized by a system that receives the payloads into still liquid that prevents or restricts contact with other payloads, and controls an amount of time to achieve a desired degree of polymerization. An enrobing system can include a main fluid channel and a payload channel intersecting the main fluid channel fluid can be directed from a fluid source coupled to the main fluid channel such that fluid flows upwardly into the payload channel to form a stagnant region of liquid. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249755

Composite including coffee grounds and the method for preparing the same

A composite including coffee grounds and the method for preparing the same are disclosed. The method includes drying 20˜50 wt % of coffee grounds such that the water content of the coffee grounds is 0.1%˜3%, then stirring and mixing the dried coffee grounds with 40˜70 wt % of plastic, 5˜25 wt % of calcium carbonate and 3˜10 wt % of mix modifier, and then performing granulation to form granular composite.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249754

Overhead conveyor and wash system for citrus fruit oil extractor

An overhead conveyor and wash assembly is provided for a citrus oil extractor. In one embodiment, a spray manifold is connected to a drive chain and has nozzles for applying a cleaning solution and water to the extractor rollers. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249753

High-protein beverages comprising whey protein

Disclosed are aqueous compositions comprising at least about 7.5 percent whey protein, the whey protein being intact whey protein, whey peptides, or a combination thereof. Also disclosed is a method for formulating aqueous compositions comprising at least about 7.5 percent whey protein.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249752

Iron-fortified food composition

A composition for fortifying food and/or beverages comprising a complex of fe(iii), phytic acid and an amino compound selected from the group consisting of ammonium hydroxide; ammonium carbonate; ammonium phosphate dibasic; ammonium sodium phosphate dibasic and triammonium phosphate.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249751

Preparation for treating androgen deficiency in women

A biologically active food additive, comprising drone brood homogenate in the daily amount of between 10 and 600 mg which can be combined with a calcium compound selected from calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, calcium aspartate, calcium amino acid chelate, calcium fumarate, calcium succinate, calcium ascorbate, calcium phosphate, or any combination thereof, the calcium compound content being from 16.67 to 93.75 wt. %; the content of drone brood being from 6.25 to 83.33 wt. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249750

Powder containing ferric pyrophosphate and method for producing same

Provided is a powder containing ferric pyrophosphate that affords high iron absorbability, as a main component of an oral iron preparation. The present invention relates to a composite powder containing ferric pyrophosphate, which is a powder containing ferric pyrophosphate and a sodium component, wherein (1) the content of ferric pyrophosphate is 95 wt % or higher, and (2) a (fe+na)/p molar ratio is 0.8 to 1.0.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249749

Antioxidant producing bacterium and uses thereof

Bacterial strains are provided that can be isolated from the microflora of lowbush blueberry (vaccinium angustifolium), and that are capable of increasing the antioxidant content of their growth medium. The bacteria can be used, for example, to increase the antioxidant content of various foodstuffs, as probiotics or as additives to animal feed. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249748

Savoury concentrates with a flowable texture based on two starches

The invention relates to a composition in form of a flowable texture for preparing a food product, to a process for preparing a food product, and to the use of the composition for preparing a food product. In particular, the invention relates to a flowable composition comprising a first starch which is gelatinized and a second starch which is an un-gelatinized starch for preparing savoury food products such as bouillons, condiments, seasonings, sauces, gravies, stews, pan-fried dishes or soups.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249747

Sucrose monoesters microemulsions

F. From about 14% up to about 40%, by weight, a sugar selected from the group consisting of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, and combinations thereof; wherein the mean droplet size of the o/w micro-emulsion is about 10 to about 80 nm.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249746

Capsule clusters for oral consumption

An oral product includes a matrix including a mixture of a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and wherein the matrix is molded into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249745

Stevia-containing food and beverage compositions

The present invention provides food or beverage compositions, such as yoghurts puddings, fruit preparations or lemonades, which comprise (a) one or more steviol glycosides as sweetening agents, and (b) yeast extract or yeast autolysate. The invention also provides a sweetening composition comprising (a) one or more steviol glycosides, and (b) yeast extract or yeast autolysate. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249744

Sweetener compositions and foods, beverages, and consumable products made thereof

Provided herein are compositions with enhanced sweetness per weight when compared to the sweetener carbohydrate or sweetener polyol component thereof, and methods for the preparation thereof.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249743

Composition consisting of brewer's spent grains and polylactic acid

A composition consisting of bsg and pla is produced by the following steps: processing brewer's spent grains; mixing the bsg with the pla at a specific proportion; the bsg and the pla are well mixed by a binder and then subjected to a granulation process to form plastic granules. Adding bsg to the pla can reduce the use of pla. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249742

Grooved noodles

Grooved noodles have three grooves formed along the noodle length direction. The transverse cross section of the noodle length has a substantially circular main outer shape. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249741

Grooved noodle

Grooved noodles have one or a plurality of grooves formed along a noodle length direction, the traverse cross-section of the noodle length has a substantially circular main outer shape, and the grooves extend in a spiral shape in the noodle length direction.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249740

Method for manufacturing rice hot pepper paste and rice hot pepper paste manufactured thereby

The present disclosure provides a method for preparing a rice hot pepper paste using an aspergillus oryzae cj 1354 strain and a bacillus amyloliquefaciens cj 14-6 strain isolated from traditional meju, and a rice hot pepper paste produced by the preparation method. The method for preparing a rice hot pepper paste includes: soaking rice in water or adding water to rice and steaming the rice; inoculating an aspergillus oryzae cj 1354 (kccm 11300p) strain into the steamed rice and conducting incubation to prepare a rice koji; soaking beans in water or adding water to beans and steaming the beans; inoculating a bacillus amyloliquefaciens cj 14-6 (kccm 11718p) strain into the steamed beans and conducting incubation to make a bean koji; adding brine and then at least one selected from the group consisting of steamed rice, bean-processed food stuff, meju, and doenjang to the rice koji and the bean koji to prepare a first mixture, and conducting a first aging; and adding red chili powder and then at least one selected from the group consisting of starch sugar, soy sauce, salt, a spice-processed food stuff, a taste and flavor enhancer, and a grain-processed food stuff to the first mixture to prepare a second mixture, and conducting sterilization and a second aging.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249739

Method for the removal of mycotoxins in food products

The method for the removal of mycotoxins in food products comprises the steps of providing at least a quantity of at least one food product and at least a quantity of calcium oxide, such a food product having a predetermined humidity value suitable for treatment by direct contact with calcium oxide supplied in powder and/or microgranules; mixing at least such a quantity of at least one food product with the quoted at least a quantity of calcium oxide in respective predetermined percentages, so as to determine the contact between the surface of the food products with calcium oxide for the removal of mycotoxins; cleaning the surface of the food products from calcium oxide, to make the treated products suitable for eating again.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249738

Refrigerated blanket for cold product transport

Exemplary embodiments provide a flexible cooling blanket including a cooling layer assembly and a heat dissipating layer assembly. The cooling layer assembly includes a first set of rigid cooling coils connected to a second set of rigid cooling coils using a first flexible tube. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249737

Plasma sterilizer apparatus for pipe

Disclosed is a plasma sterilizer apparatus for a pipe and, more particularly, to a plasma sterilizer apparatus for a pipe, which can be easily mounted on a pipe and effectively sterilize harmful microorganisms contained in water or raw materials flowing through a pipe. A plasma sterilizer apparatus for a pipe comprises: a first connection member connected to one side of a pipe; a second connection member connected to the other side of the pipe; a first electrode mounting member disposed in contact with the first connection member; a second electrode mounting member disposed in contact with the second connecting member; a first electrode member provided on the first electrode mounting member; and a second electrode member provided on the second electrode mounting member.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249736

Microwave sterilization or pasteurization transport carriers

An improved transport carrier for use in a fluid filled microwave sterilization or pasteurization system includes patterned electrically conductive layers or carriers which extend over or under items to be sterilized or pasteurized and occlude 1 to 30% of the area in the direct path of microwave emissions to the items. When the patterned electrically conductive layers or cages are present, heating of the items to be sterilized or pasteurized is substantially more uniform compared to when there is nothing occluding or otherwise interrupting the direct pathway from the microwave emitters to the items. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249735

Appliance network with a smart control, host multi-function and external appliance with food containers and methods

A multi-function appliance and methods and systems for manufacturing, packaging, displaying, selling, marketing, ordering and purchasing a perishable food or item in a container with a container technology for use with an appliance. A method and system for the use of multiple brand logos or names and communicative indicia on a container or product packaging wherein at least one of the brand logos or names, such as a secondary or tertiary brand logo or name can be used to represent different or distinct products, services or benefits from the primary brand logo or name.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249734

Method for producing meat capable of reducing saturated fatty acid intake

A meat has a lowered amount of saturated fatty acid. By feeding a livestock animal with feed containing lactobacillus plantarum bb-plt (lactic acid bacterium bb-plt strain) (nite bp-02097), the saturated fatty acid contained in the meat from the livestock animal decreases and the monovalent unsaturated fatty acid contained in the meat from the livestock animal increases as a result of heating during cooking. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249733

Whey preparation obtained by cavitation and uses thereof

The present invention relates to a process for microparticulating of an ideal whey protein in a solution by caviataopm. The present invention relates also to microparticulated ideal whey protein preparation. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249732

Partially neutralized polycarboxylic acids for acid-sanding

A powder acid-sanding composition for confectionery products having partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid selected from malic acid, citric acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid, and mixtures thereof, and at least one of a sugar and sweetener. The partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid improves the stability in terms of acid migration into the candy and moisture uptake from the environment. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249731

Brewing system

A cold brewing coffee device that produces coffee without any suspended solids in the product. The devices uses a false bottom in the initial tank to hold the coffee beans and water is pumped between the initial tank and a second tank. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249730

Brewing system

A cold brewing coffee device that produces coffee without any suspended solids in the product. The devices uses a false bottom in the initial tank to hold the coffee beans and water is pumped between the initial tank and a second tank. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249729

Powdery fat or oil composition and method for producing same

Provided are a powdered fat and/or oil composition, a fat and/or oil composition for producing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing these; a food containing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and a method for producing the food; an adhesive and a coating which contain the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing the adhesive and the coating. The powdered fat and/or oil composition contains a fat and/or oil ingredient containing a xxx triglyceride. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249728

Dry blend for making extended cheese product

Disclosed herein are dry blends used in the process of making extended cheese products with improved meltability and firmness profiles.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249727

Lactobacillus fermentum bacteria with antifungal activity

The present invention relates to a bacterium of the species lactobacillus fermentum having the ability to inhibit the growth of the fungus penicillium solitum deposited under the accession no.: dsm32093 or the growth of the fungus penicillium brevicompactum deposited under the accession no.: dsm32094 by at least 50%. The inhibitory activity can be determined in an assay comprising: (1) preparing a fermented milk product by: (a) inoculating a milk with the lactobacillus fermentum in a concentration of at least 107 cfu/g and with a starter culture, (b) fermenting until a p h of 4.6 is reached, and (c) solidifying the fermented milk by the addition of agar; (2) generating at least one spot of the p. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249726

Process for producing a milk product free of lactose

Provided is a process for producing milk products free or at least substantially free of lactose (lactose content less than 0.1% b.w.) which includes a combination of a specific heat treatment, filtration, recombination of permeates and retentates thus obtained and optionally hydrolyzation of lactose by lactase.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249725

Antimicrobial compositions

A composition includes hesperdin and/or a lamiaceae extract wherein a majority of the volatile components have been removed from the lamiaceae extract. A method for applying the composition to a food such as meat, fish or poultry, including processed and fresh or unprocessed meat, poultry and fish is also provided.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249724

Modified atmosphere and high-pressure pasteurization protein preparation packaging methods, systems and related devices

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to modified atmosphere and pasteurized retail fresh protein preparations. Protein is packaged in a modified atmosphere lacking significant amounts of oxygen and then exposed to high-pressure pasteurization. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249723

Food aging device, management system, and management method thereof

Disclosed are a food aging device, a management system and a management method thereof. The device helps improve flavor of aged food and is useful and convenient. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249722

Filled biscuit and corresponding production process

A second filling material (8) that is set in contact simultaneously with said cover (6), said container body (2), and said filling material (4), so as to seal said cover to said container body and withhold said first filling material within said cavity.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249721

Automated bread-making system

An automated production system is disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed toward an automated system for the continuous production of baked bread. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249720

Thermally inhibited grain

A method of thermally inhibiting starch or flour is provided. The method involves thermally or non-thermally dehydrating a grain to anhydrous or substantially anhydrous, and then heat treating this dehydrated grain. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249719

Bake-off oven system and method

A bake-off oven system and method for baking off food products are described. The method for baking off food products includes baking off pre-baked products to be baked such as bread. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249718

Rack oven and systems for using the same

A cooking or baking oven can include a hood having a vent outlet and a cooking chamber having a rack positioned therein. The cooking or baking oven can also include a heating chamber separated from the cooking chamber, a fuel burner, a fuel burner blower operably coupled to the fuel burner, a burner tube having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end coupled to the fuel burner, and a flue having an inlet end coupled to the outlet end of the burner tube and an outlet end coupled to the hood, the flue having an opening. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249717

House dust mite allergy protein remover, and composition thereof

The present invention relates to an agent for removing house dust mite allergens and a composition comprising the same. The composition comprises, as an active ingredient, the agent which is composed of a natural plant essential oil or its steam distillate and can effectively remove allergens derived from house dust mites. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249716

Endophyte compositions and the methods for improvement of plant traits

This invention relates to methods and materials for modulating the characteristics of a plant, said plant having been heterologously disposed to an endophyte or a plurality of endophytes, or derived from a plant reproductive element heterologously disposed to an endophyte or a plurality of endophytes.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249715

Method for producing a bacteriostatic and fungistatic additive in masterbatch for application in plastics

A method for production of an additive case having the steps of preparing a zinc oxide concentration from a paste of nanometric zinc oxide that was previously subjected to surface treatment based on silane additives, preparing a silver concentrate starting from a silver paste of nanometric metallic silver, and preparing the additive paste by mixing the zinc oxide concentrate and the silver concentrate and a polymeric carrier with a compatible resin. The polymeric carrier and compatible resin are in a proportion of between 10:90 to 90:10. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249714

Liquid termiticide compositions of pyrethroids and neonicitinoids

The present invention relates to liquid termiticide compositions comprising a pyrethroid and a neonicotinoid selected from the group consisting of imidacloprid, nithiazine, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, nitenpyram, thiacloprid and clothianadin, these compositions result in an increase in termite mortality at low application rates and a continuous chemical barrier of a termiticide in soil surrounding and beneath a structure in a locus where termites are suspected or known to exist.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249713

Composition for protection of plants, fruit and vegetables

The present invention concerns a composition comprising a combination of biocides having synergistic effect. The composition is useful for plant protection, in particular the composition is useful as a biocide, such as a pesticide, e.g. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249712

Microparticle compositions comprising saflufenacil

The present invention relates to microparticle compositions comprising saflufenacil, to a method of their preparation and to the use of these microparticle compositions for controlling undesired vegetation. In the microparticle compositions saflufenacil is present in the form of microparticles, which comprise solid saflufenacil, which is surrounded or embedded by an aminoplast polymer.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249711

Compositions and methods of use pertaining to insecticide

The invention provides an aqueous insecticide comprised of at least one surfactant, a preservative, e.g., preservative, for example a potassium salt, sodium chloride in proportions similar to proportions normally detected in mammalian blood, a nutrient source, an organic acid capable of lowering the ph of the aqueous insecticide, fragrance, and water, for the control of cimex, e.g., cimex lectularius (bed bugs).. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249710

Insecticide/miticide composition based on fatty acid salts

The present proposals relate to an insecticide or miticide composition which demonstrates low phytotoxicity even at relatively high concentrations combined with highly effective insecticidal and miticidal activity. The composition comprises: a fatty acid/amino acid salt, the fatty acid component comprising: one or more unsaturated fatty acids having from 14 to 22 carbon atoms; and one or more saturated fatty acids having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms; wherein the one or more saturated fatty acids having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms forms at least 15 wt. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249709

Herbicide compositions and methods for controlling growth of plants of the buckthorn family

Herbicide compositions and methods of controlling growth of plants of the buckthorn family (e.g. Rhamnaceae) are described herein. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249708

Biologically-based control methods for insect pests

The present invention provides novel compositions and methods for using the insect neuromodulator tyramine and/or one or more derivatives thereof delivered to insect populations to control certain aspects of such populations. The amount of tyramine and/or one or more derivatives thereof delivered on a per insect basis is significantly greater than a naturally-occurring amount of tyramine normally found in insects and causes deleterious effects including mortality of certain insect life forms and disruption of the reproductive capacity of others in the population.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249707

Method of controlling algae in a body of water

A method of treating algae in a body of water is disclosed. The method includes adding an amine compound to the body of water in amounts ≤4 parts per million as an effective algaecide.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249706

Mechanism of urea/solid acid interaction under storage conditions and storage stable solid compositions comprising urea and acid

Solid rinsing, cleaning and/or sanitizing compositions for various applications are provided. In particular, solid compositions include a complex of urea and an acid having desireable storage stability previously unavailable in solid urea/acid compositions. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249705

Containerized liquid formulations

Provided herein are containerized liquid formulations comprising a plurality of agrochemicals. The formulations comprise a plurality of parallel liquid layers, wherein each layer is disposed within the container such that it is in contact with at least one adjacent layer at an interface. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249704

Reduced inhalation hazard sanitizers and disinfectants via high molecular weight polymers

The invention provides antimicrobial compositions having reduced inhalation risks by combining ammonium compounds and polymers in combination with optional acid components, surfactants and/or additional functional ingredients. The antimicrobial compositions which have a reduced risk of inhalation. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249703

Device for preserving blood products and cellular cultures in a gas medium under pressure

A device that can be used to store blood product and/or cellular culture that may or may not be under pressure. The device includes a chamber that can be hermetically sealed and a flexible secondary bag which can be placed in the chamber. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249702

Temperature-regulated scent dispenser and method of using thereof

A liquid scent dispenser may include a container, an attachment component, and a cap. The container may define an opening at a first end and an interior portion housing a liquid scent. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249701

Method, apparatus, and system for automated auditory luring of animals

I disclose an apparatus, comprising at least one sensor configured to receive at least one signal indicative of a proximity of a first animal, at least one environmental signal, or both; a processor configured to detect a sufficient proximity of the first animal, a favorable environmental condition, or both from the received signal or signals, and emit a triggering signal in response to the detection; and an audio playback device configured to receive the triggering signal and emit a call of a second animal in response to the triggering signal. I also disclose a system comprising the apparatus and a trap; and a method of luring an animal.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249700

Methods and apparatus for attracting rats

An acoustic signal for attracting rats comprising a playback recording or synthetic generation of vocalizations of rats or mice is provided. The vocalizations may be of rat pups, and may be characterized by sonic frequency components in the range of 1.8-7.5 khz and/or ultrasonic frequency components in the ranges of 21-24 khz, 40-50 khz and/or 60-96 khz. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249699

Self-arming electronic rodent trap and system and method for use thereof

A rodent trap having a remote arming capability and a method of deploying a rodent trap in an unarmed state and then arming the trap after a wait period without the user having to again physically access the trap is provided. The trap, preferably embodied as an electronic rodent trap, may be configured with wireless remote arming capability, timed arming functionality, activity based arming and the like. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249698

Method for monitoring one or more pest traps, such as rat traps

A method for monitoring whether a number of a rat traps have been activated, where each tap has a moveable part, a fixed part, a switch and a signalling device, such than when the moveable part is moved towards the fixed part then the signalling device transmit a signal to a user's smartphone having a display on which display the user is informed whether a rat has gone into the trap. An opening size between the moveable part and the fixed part is detected indicating whether a rat, a mouse or a false alarm is detected. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249697

Mouse and rodent trap

An example mouse and rodent trap includes a base for arrangement over a catch basin. A shaft is supported by the base. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249696

Remote monitoring of live catch rodent traps

A live catch trap having a light-based sensor mounted therein and remote communication capability is provided. The light-based sensor may be a visual image device such as a cmos or ccd camera that evaluates the status of the trap interior for the presence of insects and/or rodents. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249695

Belt vac system

A pest control device and method and kit for pest control. The pest control includes a main body having a curved shape configured to extend partially or completely around a body of a person, a hose, a collection container operably connected to the hose, and a vacuum mechanism containing a motor. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249694

Ice fishing trap

An ice fishing trap (10) includes an arm (16), leg (28) and a pivotal plate (30) actuated by a pedal (34) in order to trap a caught fish within a-ice hole so that it cannot escape if it gets off the hook.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249693

Interchangeable fishing guide system

Convertible fishing rod guide configurations capable of selective connection and removal of desired guide arrangements. Such guide arrangements may include spinning, casting, trolling/roller guides and the like. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249692

Lure

According to the lure of the present invention, the plurality of spherical sinkers can be integrally and smoothly moved in the passage.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249691

Fishing tool floating rope

A fishing tool floating rope. The module stringing core strings a plurality of floating elements at equal intervals. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249690

Vip3a resistant spodoptera frugiperda

Artificially selected strains of insects from the genus spodoptera exhibiting resistance to a bacillus thuringiensis derived vip3a protein are described. Methods for various uses of these strains are also described.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249689

Non-human animals having a humanized cluster of differentiation 47 gene

Non-human animals, and methods and compositions for making and using the same, are provided, wherein said non-human animals comprise a humanization of an endogenous cluster of differentiation (cd) gene, in particular a humanization of a cd47 gene. Said non-human animals may be described, in some embodiments, as having a genetic modification to an endogenous cd47 gene so that said non-human animals express a cd47 polypeptide that includes a human portion and a non-human portion (e.g., a murine portion).. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249688

Multi-transgenic pig for xenotransplantation

The present invention is directed to transgenic animals (e.g., transgenic porcine animals) comprising multiple genetic modifications that advantageously render these animals suitable donors for xenotransplanation. The present invention extends to organs, organ fragments, tissues and cells derived from these animals and their therapeutic use. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249687

Transgenic animal for production of antibodies having a common light chain

This disclosure provides, among other things, a transgenic animal and a method of using the same to make antibodies that have a common light chain. In certain embodiments, the transgenic animal may comprising a genome comprising a common light chain transgene, wherein the common light chain transgene comprises a non-immunoglobulin light-chain promoter and a common light-chain coding sequence. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249686

Ornament assembly

A system of decorating a housing that includes a base and a plurality of decorative elements. The decorative elements are irremovably disposed on or partially in the base. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249685

Pool cleaning apparatus with a filtration device that can be extracted via a lateral face

The invention concerns an apparatus for cleaning a surface immersed in a liquid, notably a swimming pool cleaning robot, including a body, said body including lower, upper and lateral walls configured so that said lower wall is intended to be positioned facing the immersed surface over which the apparatus (10) moves, said upper wall is opposite said lower wall, said lateral walls connect said lower and upper walls, means for moving the body (11) over said immersed surface. Said apparatus also includes a central chamber (15), situated inside the body (11), and including a filter basket (151), said filter basket (151) including a filter wall, and an opening (113) enabling extraction of said filter basket (151) from the body (11). ...

09/06/18 / #20180249684

Laying nest with rack drive floor expulsion system

This invention relates to laying nest having a rack drive expulsion system. As disclosed herein, the invention preferably comprises a laying nest for hens comprising a box and a rack drive floor expulsion system. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249683

System for determining feed consumption of at least one animal

The invention regards an animal monitoring system for determining feed consumption of one or more animals feeding at a feeding area, comprising an imaging unit for range imaging the feeding area, identification means configured to uniquely identify each feeding animal, and processing means configured for assessing the amount of feed consumed by each identified animal by determining the reduction of feed in subsequent images of the feeding area in front of each identified animal.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249682

Leash attachment system for dog collar or harness

A dog leash attachment system for selectively and releasably attaching a dog leash to a dog collar or harness, wherein the dog leash and the dog collar or dog harness each comprises a portion of a fastener device further comprising at least one magnetic attachment component and at least one mechanical attachment component. One portion of the fastener device is attached in fixed relation to the dog leash at a position proximal to the distal end of the dog leash. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249681

Durable pet diaper and method of using the same

Herein disclosed is a durable, ecofriendly, pet diaper fabricated from durable, washable materials enabling repeated use is disclosed. The diaper includes an impervious exterior layer and a pervious and breathable interior layer joined at an outer rim. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249680

Bark control device and method

A bark control device includes a first sensor configured to sense barking of the animal and output a first sensing signal, a second sensor configured to sense a motion of the animal and output a second sensing signal, a stimulation applying means configured to apply stimulation to the animal, and a control unit configured to receive inputs of the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal, determine whether the animal barks, and when the animal is determined to bark, operate the stimulation applying means to apply stimulation to the animal. The control unit determines that the animal barks when the first sensing signal is a signal indicating that the animal barks, and at the same time, the animal is determined to make a particular motion accompanied by barking from the second sensing signal.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249679

Animal recognition and location device

The invention relates to an animal recognition and location arrangement in which the arrangement is easily attached to an animal. The arrangement comprises two components, a first component containing self powering and electronic communication features and a second component for attaching or securing the first component to the animal. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249678

Inverse animal feeder

An inverse animal feeder comprises a feeding device, a power controlling device and a tray. The feeding device comprises a cover plate and a feeding opening inside the cover plate. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249677

Pet feeding station with adjustable inclined food bowl

A pet feeding station intended to allow pets to grasp all food pieces without pushing the pieces up and out of the food bowl. The feeding station includes two adjacent stands, one for water and an adjustable inclined food bowl that allows food pieces to fall forward toward the front of the bowl, allowing the pet easier access to the food and prevents the food pieces from getting pushed out of the bowl.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249676

Pig rescue feeder and waterer

A feeder and watering apparatus for pigs and a method for rehabilitating a fallback pig and preventing the fallback of a weaned pig is disclosed. A pair of semi-cylindrical troughs are mounted to either side of a fluid supply line. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249675

Pivotal and slidable door for a kennel

A kennel door apparatus includes a pair of first bracket supports and a pair of second bracket support mounted to a kennel frame, an first and second guide rail mounted between the first and second support brackets, and an first door hinge and a second door hinge each separately coupled with the guide rails and bracket supports, and the hinges mounted to a door support that is mounted to a kennel door. The apparatus works cooperatively to slidably move the kennel door to a position adjacent the lateral wall of the kennel housing or frame.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249674

Hanging pet house

A hanging pet house has a first frame and a second frame. A fabric housing has a number of detachable sleeves that attach to the first frame and the second frame. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249673

Animal harness

An animal harness that wraps around a four-legged animal includes a fabric body and an adaptable leash to be used as a standard leash or a shoulder strap for carrying an animal within the fabric body. The fabric body has a front pair of leg holes and a rear pair of leg holes for accommodating the limbs of the animal, and a urinary hole for accommodating male genitalia. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249672

Digestate composition comprising lignocellulosic fibrous materials and method

A digestate composition comprising lignocellulosic fibrous materials is provided having one or more solvents and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing a digestate composition is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a ruminant which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the ruminant excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the ruminant excrement to a first wet product, modifying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate the digestate composition.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249671

Modular apparatus for cleaning pet toilet device

The present invention relates to a modular apparatus for cleaning a pet toilet device and, more specifically, to an apparatus for cleaning a pet toilet device, the apparatus being improved so as to prevent the problem of overflowing or unnecessary flow of water, and comprising three structures of: a main structure, which automatically cleans the toilet device after a pet defecates, particularly, after urination; a sub-structure; and a water container, which are formed and coupled into modular units so as to be slim and compact, wherein cleaning can be carried out by only the main structure without the sub-structure.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249670

Milking cluster and milking parlor having such a milking cluster

A milking cluster used for milking a dairy animal in a milking parlor, the milking cluster including a teat cup unit, a teat cup, a drive device, a hose arrangement joined to the teat cup, a hose guide engaging the hose arrangement, and the hose guide includes a plurality of hose-engaging rollers.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249669

Lettuce varieties 'westminster', 'somerset', and 'henderson'

New lettuce varieties designated ‘westminster’, ‘somerset’, and ‘henderson’ are described. ‘westminster’, ‘somerset’, and ‘henderson’ are lettuce varieties exhibiting stability and uniformity.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249668

Spinach hybrid svvc8155 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid svvc8155 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid svvc8155 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249667

Spinach hybrid svvc8414

The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid svvc8414. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid svvc8414 and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249666

Soybean cultivar cl1564515

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1564515 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1564515 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1564515 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249665

Soybean cultivar cl1564482

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1564482 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1564482 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1564482 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249664

Soybean cultivar cl1360998

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1360998 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1360998 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1360998 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249663

Soybean cultivar 50272171

A soybean cultivar designated 50272171 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 50272171, to the plants of soybean cultivar 50272171, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 50272171, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 50272171. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249662

Soybean cultivar 54011548

A soybean cultivar designated 54011548 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 54011548, to the plants of soybean cultivar 54011548, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 54011548, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 54011548. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249661

Soybean cultivar 56181837

A soybean cultivar designated 56181837 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 56181837, to the plants of soybean cultivar 56181837, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 56181837, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 56181837. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249660

Soybean cultivar 58101437

A soybean cultivar designated 58101437 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 58101437, to the plants of soybean cultivar 58101437, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 58101437, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 58101437. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249659

Soybean cultivar 51110007

A soybean cultivar designated 51110007 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 51110007, to the plants of soybean cultivar 51110007, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 51110007, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 51110007. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249658

Soybean cultivar cl1460014

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1460014 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1460014 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1460014 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249657

Soybean cultivar cl1462431

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1462431 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1462431 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1462431 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249656

Maize hybrid x70k903

A novel maize variety designated x70k903 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x70k903 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249655

Maize hybrid x75k308

A novel maize variety designated x75k308 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x75k308 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249654

Maize hybrid x90k678

A novel maize variety designated x90k678 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x90k678 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249653

Maize hybrid x95k918

A novel maize variety designated x95k918 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety x95k918 with another maize plant are disclosed. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249652

Maize inbred ph2tnk

A novel maize variety designated ph2tnk and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety ph2tnk with another maize plant are provided. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249651

Soybean cultivar cl1360593

The present invention is in the field of soybean variety cl1360593 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety cl1360593 and its seed, cells, germplasm, plant parts, and progeny, and methods of using cl1360593 in a breeding program.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249650

Soybean rod1 gene sequences and uses thereof

The present invention relates to soybean rod1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins and the use thereof to create plants with increased levels of c18:1 and reduced levels of saturated fatty acids in the seeds.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249649

System and method for solar greenhouse aquaponics and black soldier fly composter and auto fish feeder

An aquaponics and greenhouse system, includes a solar greenhouse insulated on north, east and west sides and with glazing on a south side at an angle to maximize winter sunlight, and housing a fish tank, grow beds, and a hard filter. The grow beds and hard filter include geyser pumps in the fish tank powered by air pumps that pump water from the fish tank to the grow bed or hard filter and aerate fish tank water. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249648

Surface water depth information based ground irrigation control method

The present invention discloses a method for controlling surface irrigation based on surface water depth information, which belongs to the technical field of irrigation. The method comprises: measuring in real time surface water depths and water stream advancing durations of each of measuring points in a first half of a target farmland block, and substituting them into a surface irrigation model, to obtain initial values of soil infiltration parameters, substituting the initial values of the soil infiltration parameters into the surface irrigation model, to obtain analogue values of surface water depths of each of measuring points having water before a preset measuring point when the water stream in the first half of the target farmland block has advanced to the preset measuring point, by using the objective function that the average value of the errors of the measured values that are corresponding to it is minimum, reversely solving and optimizing the soil infiltration parameters, and substituting the optimized soil infiltration parameters again into the surface irrigation model, to predict a complete process of the surface irrigation, and adjusting an irrigation duration according to the prediction result, thereby realizing accurately controlling on the surface irrigation process. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249647

Wheel for use with irrigation equipment

What is disclosed is a wheel, typically for use in conjunction with an agricultural irrigation system such as a pivot or wheel line. The wheel has a disc shaped body having a hub to attach to an external frame. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249646

Leaf clearing device

This disclosure relates to a leaf cleaning device including: a housing; an air inlet configured to suck leaves into the housing; an air outlet configured to discharge leaves from the housing, the air outlet connected to a leaf collection apparatus; a motor located inside the housing; and a leaf pulverizing apparatus driven by the motor and configured to pulverize the leaves, wherein an area of the air inlet is greater than 260 square centimeters.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249645

Tarp tool

A manufactured device comprised of a high strength, padded strap with carabiner clips attached onto both ends intended to make a tarp easier to drag under load when attached. The device may be strapped around the body like a chest strap or belt, or drug by other equipment. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249644

Lighting system for growing of plants

A lighting system for growing of plants, comprising a lighting arrangement arranged in connection with the plants, which includes several electric lamps, and a cooling arrangement at least for cooling down light producing components of the lamps due to heat being generated by the same while producing light. The lighting system is arranged to be utilized in connection with a cooling arrangement, being separate with respect to the lamps of the lighting arrangement, and comprising a cooling structure, being mounted in connection with the plants. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249643

Plant manipulator

An embodiment of a plant manipulator is disclosed, which may have a flexible cylindrical member that is bent to hold a plant in a particular configuration to train the plant. The plant manipulator may include a first end and a second end, a long edge of the flexible cylindrical member, a length of the long edge of the flexible cylindrical member, and a slit along the length of the longest edge of the flexible cylindrical member. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249642

Method and apparatus based on laser for providing high growth, high density plantation system

A plantation growth lighting system comprised of laser diode (ld) array and automatic control unit is disclosed herein. The lighting system of the present invention is used for multi-layer hydroponic or soil-based plantation growth facilities to substantially improve the intensity of light. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249641

Apparatus and method for processing a crop residue

An apparatus and method for processing a crop residue, which includes but is not limited to, destroying weed seeds present in the crop residue. The apparatus (10) comprises an elongate housing (12) having an inlet (20) for receiving crop residue n and an outlet (22) for discharging the crop residue. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249640

Dual auger baler

A baler including a frame, a feed assembly coupled to the frame, an auger housing defining a volume therein, where the volume of the auger housing is configured to receive crop material from the feed assembly during operation, and a plurality of augers, each of which at least partially positioned within the volume and rotatable with respect to the auger housing.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249639

Dual auger baler

A baler including a frame, a feed assembly coupled to the frame, an auger housing defining a volume therein, where the volume of the auger housing is configured to receive crop material from the feed assembly during operation, and one or more augers at least partially positioned within the volume and rotatable with respect to the auger housing, where the one or more augers define an auger inlet plane. The baler also including a plurality of strippers coupled to the auger housing and configured to engage crop material, where each stripper includes a leading edge, and where the leading edge of at least one stripper is positioned upstream of the auger inlet plane.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249638

Dual auger baler

A baler including a frame a feed assembly coupled to the frame, an auger housing coupled to the frame and in operable communication with the feed assembly, the auger housing having an exterior wall including a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and defining a volume therein. The baler also including a first auger at least partially positioned within the volume and rotatable with respect to the auger housing about a first axis, and a second auger at least partially positioned within the volume and rotatable with respect to the auger housing about a second axis.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249637

Bale wrap mechanism

A bale wrap mechanism including a frame including a wrap chute formed from one or more perimeter walls, where the wrap chute includes a wrap axis extending longitudinally therethrough, and where the one or more perimeter walls at least partially define a passageway, a first rail fixedly coupled to the frame, a first shuttle movable along the length of the first rail, where the first shuttle includes a second rail that is transverse to the first rail, a second shuttle movable along the length of the second rail, wherein the second shuttle includes a mounting point, and a shaft coupled to the mounting point, where the shaft is configured to rotatably support the roll of wrap material thereon, and where the shaft is configured to travel along a wrap path during a wrapping process, where the wrap path surrounds the passageway, and where the wrap path is non-circular in shape.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249636

Bale wrap mechanism

A bale wrap mechanism for use with a roll of wrap material, the bale wrap mechanism including a frame including a wrap chute formed from one or more perimeter walls, where the wrap chute defines a wrap axis extending longitudinally therethrough, and where the one or more perimeter walls at least partially define a passageway, a wrap arm coupled to the frame, the wrap arm having a mounting point movable with respect to the frame, and a shaft coupled to the mounting point and configured to support the roll of wrap material thereon, where the shaft is configured to travel along a wrap path during a wrapping process, where the wrap path surrounds the passageway, and where the wrap path is non-circular in shape.. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249635

Bale wrap mechanism

A bale wrap mechanism for use with a roll of wrap material, the bale wrap mechanism including a frame including a wrap chute formed from one or more perimeter walls, where the wrap chute defines a wrap axis extending longitudinally therethrough, and where the one or more perimeter walls at least partially define a passage therebetween. The bale wrap mechanism also includes a wrap arm coupled to the frame, the wrap arm having a mounting point movable with respect to the frame, and a shaft coupled to the mounting point and configured to support the roll of wrap material thereon, where the shaft is configured to travel along a wrap path during a wrapping process, where the wrap path surrounds the passageway, and where the wrap path is substantially rectangular in shape.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249634

Peanut harvester

A harvester lifts plant material and usable product off the ground using a header to create one or more distinct ribbons of material which are each fed axially into the front of rotating foraminous drums carrying stripper springs and within which a rotor with threshing springs and a screw conveyor on its outer surface is cooperatively mounted. The usable product thus separated from the plant material exits the foraminous drums to be collected and conveyed to the cleaning portion of the harvester. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249633

Combine header reel apparatus for sunflowers

A plant pushing apparatus for mounting on a reel of a combine where the reel comprises a center shaft rotatably mounted at each end thereof to the combine header, a plurality of contact members mounted to the center shaft in a horizontal orientation radially spaced from the center shaft, and a drive operative to rotate the center shaft such that the contact members below the center shaft move in a rearward direction toward the combine header. For each contact member, a projecting shield member is adapted at an inner portion thereof for attachment to the contact member such that an outer edge of the projecting shield member is substantially horizontal and rearward of the contact member, and such that the outer edge of the projecting shield member contacts plant stalks, particularly sunflower plant stalks, and pushes the plant stalks toward the combine header ahead of the following attached contact member.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249632

Harvest measuring system

A harvest weighing mechanism utilizes a variable speed conveyor comprised of evenly spaced solid rods such that marketable product is suspended on the rods while small foreign material falls between the rods. The product moves at the same velocity as the conveyor until discharged and directed into an impact plate attached to an impact sensor. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249631

Monitor for slip clutches

A system and method for detecting a malfunction in a harvesting machine includes a sensor for mounting to the harvesting machine. The sensor is configured to measure a magnitude of a mechanical wave produced in the harvesting machine, and output a signal based on the magnitude. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249630

Stand-on mower with winged deck

Aspects hereof relate to a stand-on mower having a deck with at least one deck wing. The mower may include a stand-on operator platform, a rear wheel axis positioned forward of the stand-on operator platform, a main deck having main deck blades with rotational axes positioned forward of the rear wheel axis, one or more deck wings, and front wheels positioned forward of the rotational axes of the main deck blades.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249629

Vehicle with debris blower and lawn mower

A riding vehicle may include a blower assembly, a mower deck, and a power source. The blower assembly may be configured to direct air from an air inlet to at least one air outlet to move surface debris. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249628

Trimmer head with pivot posts holding a single strip of line

A fixed-line trimmer head for a rotary trimmer device includes the upper portion having a periphery, wherein the upper portion has a plurality of openings spaced from the periphery; and a plurality of mechanisms. Each mechanism can hold a strip of line and includes a post portion disposed through one of the openings in the upper portion, and a flange disposed at one end of the post portion and sandwiched between the upper portion and lower portion of the trimmer head to prevent vertical movement of the mechanism. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249627

Pressurized liquid cutting harvester for produce

Embodiments for implementing a harvester method, system, and apparatus are provided. For example, a harvester for produce may include a fluid knife system at a front end of the harvester in a travel direction of the harvester, wherein the fluid knife system projects a fluid at a pressure and a direction that cuts produce, a roller bar including one or more fingers extending radially outward and configured to receive produce from the fluid knife system, wherein the roller bar rotates on its axis turning the one or more fingers at the front end lifting the produce cut by the fluid knife system, a plurality of conveyers that receive the produce from the roller bar and are configured to transport the produce through the harvester, and a bin system configured to receive the produce from the plurality of conveyers and package the produce into one or more bins.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249626

Method and vehicle for applying an agrochemical mixture to a working area of a field

A method for applying an agrochemical mixture to a working area of a field using a vehicle moving on the field is described. Thereby, a solid fertilizer is spread on the working area using a fertilizer spreading device mounted on the vehicle and a liquid fertilizer additive is sprayed on the working area using a field sprayer, mounted on the vehicle separately from the fertilizer spreading device. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249625

Plant transplantation apparatus

A seedbed supporting member and a panel supporting member are configured such that, in a state where a seedbed held in a first seedbed holding member and a through hole portion of a first panel overlap with each other, a seedbed held in a second seedbed holding member and a through hole portion of a second panel, which correspond to this seedbed and this through hole portion, respectively, overlap with each other. An arrangement spacing in a first direction between the through hole portion of the first panel and the through hole portion of the second panel corresponding to each other is equal to an arrangement spacing in the first direction between a first transplantation arm and a second transplantation arm.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249624

Dual seed metering device

The present invention refers to a dual seed metering device for seeds, grain or other granulate materials, powered by direct drive. More specifically, the present invention refers to a dual seed metering device for sowing machines, driven by a single electric motor of the annular type, with a hollow shaft, which comprises two chambers or seed reservoirs, each being loaded with seeds of different types, the device being capable of selectively sowing seeds from one reservoir or the other, wherein selection of the type of seed is instantaneous and does not require stopping the equipment nor require manual mechanical adjustments.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249623

Fungicidal compositions and methods

Provided are methods for reducing the occurrence of sudden death syndrome in plants, such as soybeans, using compounds of the general formula (i).. . ...

09/06/18 / #20180249622

Hydraulic control system of an implement for a work machine and method thereof

An agricultural implement includes a transversely extending frame forming a first, a second, and a third frame section. A hydraulic control system controls a raising or lowering movement of each frame section. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249621

Sowing coulter arrangement of an agricultural machine

Disclosed is a sowing coulter arrangement comprising a suspension device for mounting the sowing coulter arrangement on a machine frame; a coulter frame connected to the suspension device for mounting components of the sowing coulter arrangement thereon; and a coulter disk. The arrangement further comprises a furrow closer pivotally mounted on the coulter frame; a metering device for dispensing the material to be distributed; a seed tube for transporting the material to be distributed from the metering device to a seed furrow; and a catching element for catching the material disposed downstream of the outlet of the seed tube. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249620

Soil treatment device

A ground treatment apparatus comprises a support device, injection elements, a fluid providing device that is fluidically connected to the injection elements, a drive device by which the injection elements are on the one hand lowerable and raisable in relation to the support device and on the other movable along a working direction of the ground treatment apparatus. The injection elements are insertable into the ground by being lowered in order to inject fluid into the ground in a treatment region, wherein the injection elements remain stationary during engagement in the ground in the treatment region, with relative movement in relation to the support device that is moved in the working direction, wherein the injection elements are raisable after the injection of fluid and are movable in the working direction in relation to the support device, wherein, on being lowered again, the injection elements are insertable into the ground in a further treatment region that is downstream of the first-mentioned treatment region, as seen in the working direction.. ...

09/06/18 / #20180249619

Field cultivator sweep

The field cultivating sweep includes a body with wings extending from a center line in opposite directions, and a conditioning element extending downwardly from the wing body. The conditioning element may be a blade extending vertically downwardly along the center line of the body and having a leading edge sloped rearedly from front to back. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235421

Self-propelled electronic device

A container lid is disclosed that accepts a snap-on container. The lid includes a continuous outer coupling trough for attachment to the open top of a beverage container where the trough circumscribes a footprint of the container lid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A self-propelled electronic device including: at least one drive wheel disposed at a bottom of a housing, the drive wheel traveling the housing while being displaced in a vertical direction in accordance with undulations of a floor surface; a drive wheel sensor for detecting a position of the drive wheel relative to the housing; a floor detection sensor for detecting a distance between the bottom of the housing and the floor surface; and a travel control unit for determining and deciding a course of the housing based on the determination that there exists a step on the floor surface if the distance detected by the floor detection sensor is longer than a predetermined reference distance, or, otherwise, the position of the drive wheel detected by the drive wheel sensor is lower than a predetermined reference position, by successively referring to output of the drive wheel sensor and the floor detection sensor, wherein, if the position of the drive wheel detected by the drive wheel sensor is lower than a predetermined reference position, the travel control unit further refers to the distance detected by the floor detection sensor, and if the distance detected by the floor detection sensor is longer than the predetermined reference distance, the travel control unit perform the avoidance traveling control of the housing to avoid the step, and travels the housing, whereas, if the distance detected by the floor detection sensor is the predetermined reference distance or shorter, the travel control unit does not perform the avoidance traveling control of the housing, and continues the traveling of the housing.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235420

Apparatus, method, and systems for securing an accessory to a vacuum appliance

Described are methods, apparatuses, and systems for securing a vacuum appliance to a vacuum device including a first locking adapter that includes a tab and a second locking adapter that includes a receiving slot. The first and second adapters form an airtight seal when the tab is received by the slot by rotating one adapter relative to the other. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235419

Dust collector

A dust collector includes a tank, a main body, a suction fan, a flexible pre-filter, and a main filter. The tank includes a suction opening. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235418

Vacuum cleaner including foam body

A vacuum cleaner including a body formed by a foam material, the body having a first end and a second end. The vacuum cleaner further includes an air inlet adjacent the first end, an air outlet, and an airflow passage that extends from the air inlet to the air outlet. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235417

Air blowing device and vacuum cleaner

An air blowing device includes a motor, a ring-shaped cover, an impeller, and an impeller housing. The impeller includes a base portion and moving blades. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235416

Cleaning toilet seats

Toilet seat cleaning devices, methods and systems are described. Toilet seat cleaning systems may include a toilet, a toilet seat, a sensor, and a fluid dispenser. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235415

Chair for personal relief

A chair commode. The chair is designed to look like a functional, decorative furniture piece while providing the utility of a chair that a person can relieve himself or herself thereupon. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235414

Hand dryer

A hand dryer includes a nozzle for blowing out an airflow toward a drying space, which is open at the front and the left and right sides so that hands can be freely inserted and withdrawn, and a water receiving part that receives water droplets blown away from hands inserted in the drying space by the airflow blown out vertically downward from the nozzle. While the airflow is being blown out vertically downward from the nozzle, the water receiving part and the nozzle do not directly face each other.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235413

Disinfecting wipes dispenser

The present invention is for wipe dispensers for dispensing interconnected wipes. An exemplary wipes dispenser may include a container body and a removable lid forming an interior region into which a plurality of interconnected wipes may be disposed. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235412

Wipes with foam

A dispensing apparatus for providing a web for cleansing, the apparatus comprising a web, a liquor reservoir, a liquor actuator for applying liquor from the reservoir to the web at a predetermined location and an air actuator for directing air through the web at the predetermined location so as to generate foam from the liquor.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235411

Hair drying wrap

The current invention are towels that are designed to wrap up wet hair, to control and assist in drying wet hair. It is a birds eye organic cotton fabric cut to taper. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235410

Dispensers, refill units and pumps having vacuum actuated anti-drip mechanisms

A fluid dispenser includes a dispenser housing, a container for holding a foamable liquid, a foam pump, an outlet in fluid communication with the foam pump, and a vacuum actuated suck-back mechanism in fluid communication with the foam pump and the outlet. The foam pump has a liquid pump portion and an air pump portion. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235409

Universal dispenser mounting brackets

Exemplary embodiments of universal mounting brackets and dispensers with mounting brackets are disclosed herein. An exemplary universal dispenser mounting bracket includes a base. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235408

Inner sealable, elastic, contracting, collapsing membrane made from flexible plastic base, and/or/with rubber base, and/or/with nylon based, and/or/with metal base material and/or combination material/s installed inside plastic, glass, metals bottles, containers, dispensers, caps, refillables, and/ closures for liquids, attached to metal or plastic tubing enclosed with ball bearing for manual and/or automatic suction action for pumps, sprayers, triggers, and droppers

This invention addresses waste of liquids in all sorts of bottles/containers made from plastic, glass, metals bottles, containers, dispensers, caps which use pumping action to expel all sorts of liquids. Inside the bottles will be installed a refillables enclosed bags for liquids made from plastic/silicon based membrane inserted in plastic and glass bottles (containers) filling the volume within the bottles/containers, expelling the liquids using various type of pumps to improve suction of leftover (excess) of liquid as oil base, water base, soap base as shampoo, and any liquid in the bottom of the containers. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235407

Hookless shower curtain assembly

Implementations of a ring for a hookless shower curtain are provided. In some implementations, the ring comprises a body having an inner diameter and an outer diameter defining an interior opening bounded by the body except at an elongated opening in the body, wherein the inner diameter is sized such that the ring can fit around and slide along a shower curtain rod. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235406

Bath plug

A plug (10) comprising a body (12) having a base portion (22) and an upper portion (24), the base portion (22) being receivable in an outlet (14) of a bath to prevent water flow. An actuator (42) is provided within the body (12) being moveable from a retracted position to an extended position. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235405

Rice washer

Rice-washing work can be easily performed by anyone, and proper rice-washing of various kinds of rice can be performed irrespective of an amount of rice. Namely, conventional apparatuses have not dealt with water absorption, infiltration, swelling, weakening, dissolving, and unpleasant taste, making it difficult to secure japanese style rice quality in a white rice state. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235404

Non-bake, transparent food mould

A plastic, transparent food mould for use in the preparation of non-baked moulded foods, comprising a sleeve having a continuous peripheral wall about opposite openings surrounded by terminal edges of the peripheral wall, and a closure plate for closing a lower one of the openings of the sleeve element and thus defines with the sleeve a mould cavity into which food may be received for setting/moulding, wherein the closure plate has on a first face thereof, which in use closes the lower opening, a rim protrusion extending into the cavity and engaging with a cavity-facing, inner surface of the peripheral wall in a transition fit of such nature as to secure the closure plate in a releasable manner to the sleeve, preferably in sealing engagement, and wherein the closure plate has on a second face thereof a skirt protruding therefrom located radially inward from a peripheral edge of the closure plate.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235403

Titanium electric frying pan

A cookware which may have a titanium pan bottom that has been bisected by a thermal partition into two independent cooking sections. The thermal partition is configured to thermally insulate a first cooking portion and a second cooking portion from each other. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235402

Bbq grill scraper

A barbeque grill scraper and related methods of use that utilize a scraping end formed of a heat-responsive material to remove char and other debris from the grilling surface. The grill scraper includes a conformable scraping edge formed of the heat-responsive material. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235401

Pivoting shelf assembly

A barbecue grill and shelf assembly in which the grill has a cooking chamber. A hollowed bracket is attached to the cooking chamber and has a tube secured thereto and defining a hollow interior. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235400

Chafer rack wire bar and panel assembly

An improved chafer rack and panel assembly having hingedly attached and removable wind-shield panels connected to integral wire bars of the chafer rack.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235399

Embossed paper-based bakeable tray

An embossed paper-based bakeable tray having a bottom surface and sidewalls and an embossed pattern formed in the bottom surface providing a series of closely spaced projections substantially entirely over the bottom surface.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235398

Modular baby food preparation device

The present invention relates to the field of modular baby food preparation devices and use thereof. The present invention provides a modular baby food preparation device comprising: (a) a stationary unit, comprising: (i) a water boiling tank; (ii) a water cooling system; and (iii) a water pump; (b) an optionally detachable and portable baby food dispenser, fluidly connected to said stationary unit, comprising: (i) a baby food capsule holder; and (ii) an actuator for opening said baby food capsule; (c) a computer having a processor and a memory; (d) a control panel/circuit; and (e) a display unit.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235397

Device and method for preparing a beverage, in particular for preparing a protein-containing mixed beverage

The invention relates to a device (1) for preparing a beverage, in particular for preparing a protein-containing mixed beverage, having the following: a mixing device (100); at least one first container (200) for storing a pourable substrate (210); at least one first supply device (220) which is provided for supplying the pourable substrate (210) out of one of the first containers (200) to the mixing device (100); at least one second container (300) for storing an at least substantially liquid substrate (310); at least one second supply device (320) which is provided for supplying the at least substantially liquid substrate (310) from one of the second containers (300) to the mixing device (100); a third supply device (420) which is provided for supplying a carrier liquid (410) to the mixing device (100); and a dispensing device (500) which is provided for dispensing the beverage into a container (600), in particular a container which can be removed from the device (1). The mixing device (100) is provided for mixing the pourable substrate (210) and the at least substantially liquid substrate (310) with the carrier liquid (410) so as to form a beverage, in particular an at least substantially homogeneous beverage, and to dispense the beverage to the dispensing device (500). ...

08/23/18 / #20180235396

Apparatus for cooking at least two foodstuffs

An apparatus comprises at least two cooking devices, a control unit, an input device and an output device. The control unit is adapted to determine if at least two of the foodstuffs to be cooked can be cooked in one of the cooking devices in an at least partly concurrent manner. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235395

Food steaming assembly

A food steaming assembly for steaming food includes a pot that is configured to position water. An extrusion is coupled to and extends from an inner surface of the pot. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235394

Screw extrusion juicer

A screw-rod squeeze juicer includes a base having a motor, a crushing chamber mounted on the base, and a screw rod arranged inside the crushing chamber. The crushing chamber includes a crushing chamber body, the crushing chamber body has a juice outlet and a residue outlet, the crushing chamber has a feeding opening and a feeding channel connected to the feeding opening, the feeding channel includes an upper opening and a lower opening connected to the feeding opening. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235393

Suspension aid for suspending an object from a tube

A suspension aid 1 has a frame 3a, 3b and two curved arms 5, 7 rotatably connected thereto. The frame is provided with two pivot axes 9 about which the arms are rotatable. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235392

Bottle storage

A bottle storage includes a container that contains a bottle; a cooling-warming apparatus provided to surround a position where the bottle is contained; and an image capturer that captures an image of the bottle contained in the container. The cooling-warming apparatus has a gap at least at a portion of the cooling-warming apparatus corresponding to at least a part of an image capturing region of the image capturer.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235391

Cup rack

A cup stacking and holding assembly is disclosed with methods of application in standard use and with internal electronics for visual displays. The cup holder assembly may be manufactured in various configurations, all providing a cup rack for convenient and stable stacking of disposable cups. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235390

Recyclable compostable disposable straws fabricated from rapidly renewable resources

The invention provides improved straws, which are formed from paperboard sheets comprised of rapidly renewable resources and are recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. The paperboard sheets are comprised of bamboo, bagasse, reed or any combination or singularity thereof.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235389

A device for cracking a shell of a food item

A device is for cracking a shell of a food item. The device has a first plier, a second plier and a pivot rotatably connecting the first plier with the second plier for enabling the food item, when arranged between the pliers, to be compressed between the pliers by a rotation of the pliers towards each other. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235388

Child snacking device

A child snacking device is disclosed. The child snacking device may include a handle, having a first end and a second end with an elongated region extending therebetween, and a plurality of food restraining surfaces comprising polymeric microfiber fabric, with the plurality of food restraining surfaces extending from a portion of the handle. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235386

Food presentation methods

Trays for food are disclosed. A tray includes a plurality of receptacles, or compartments, for different courses of a meal (e.g., the entrée, a vegetable, a fruit, a starch, a dessert, a drink, etc.). ...

08/23/18 / #20180235385

Holding device for adhesive fastening to a surface, having an allocated fastening element

The invention relates to a holding device for adhesive fastening to a surface, comprising a holding element and an allocated fastening element, wherein the holding element has a base plate having a rear surface and a threaded bolt protruding over the base plate, wherein the fastening element can be attached to the threaded bolt of the holding element, wherein the fastening element has a continual opening and is elastic at least in the region of the opening, and wherein the opening has an inner diameter which, in relation to an outer diameter of the threaded bolt, is designed such that the fastening element can be both placed on and removed from and, by a rotating motion, screwed onto or off of the threaded bolt.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235384

Rotatable picture frame

The present disclosure relates generally to picture frames and picture cabinets, and more specifically to rotatable picture frames and picture cabinets. In some embodiments, the picture frame may be easily rotatable between a landscape display and a portrait display via a set of recesses that correspond to a set of protrusions on a hanging mount. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235383

Modular rfid shelving

A modular smart shelf for use in detecting and reading in real time, via radio frequency identification (rfid), rfid-tagged or labeled articles disposed on or proximate the smart shelf. The smart shelf has a non-metallic low density core layer having opposed top and bottom faces, and an outer perimeter edge, antennae disposed on the top and/or bottom face of the core layer, and a thermoplastic or resinous surface sheet covering the antennae and secured to the top and bottom faces of the core layer. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235382

Hutch shelf

A corrugated hutch display with a main section including left and right side panels opposing a back panel and a bottom panel extending from the back panel. The display includes shelf members secured to the back panel. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235381

Modular greeting card rack

A rack display comprising a base having a front panel with a plurality of horizontal and vertical slots included thereon; left and right side panels extending from sides of the front panel; a back panel extending between the left and right side panels; and one or more shelf members including horizontal and vertical tabs. The shelf members are secured to the base by inserting the vertical and horizontal tabs within the vertical and horizontal slots respectively. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235380

Refrigerated cabinet

A refrigerated cabinet includes a first plurality of doors arranged along a first long side and configured and disposed to control access to a product space defined within the interior of the cabinet. The cabinet includes a second plurality of doors arranged along a second long side that is disposed opposite the first long side. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235379

Adjustable child carriers

Adjustable child carriers are disclosed. A disclosed example child carrier includes a child support pouch to receive a child in a substantially upright position, where the child support pouch includes an upper pouch area, a medial pouch area and a lower pouch area. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235378

Infant stabilization and immobilization apparatus

An immobilization apparatus that includes a base configured to support an infant laying the supine position; one or more straps affixed to the base; a locking mechanism for connecting the one or more straps across an infant's torso; and a fastener means for connecting strap segments to releasably secure an infant's extremities.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235377

Functional chair

Disclosed is a functional chair capable of adjusting a height of a seat according to a body type and posture of a user. The functional chair includes a first seat configured to support a left pelvis, a second seat which is provided at a right side of the first seat and is configured to support a left pelvis, a frame which is provided below the first seat and the second seat to support the first and second seats, a backrest which protrudes from one side of the first and second seats in an upward direction to support a user's back, a seat pressure measuring unit which is respectively provided on the first seat and the second seat to measure pressure of the first and second seats and send a first pressure value and a second pressure value, a controller which receives the first pressure value and the second pressure value from the seat pressure measuring unit to generate a height adjusting signal for adjusting a height of the first and second seats, a memory which stores in advance drive command information corresponding to a difference between the first pressure value and the second pressure value, a first height adjusting unit which is provided between the first seat and the frame to adjust the height of the first seat according to the height adjusting signal from the controller, and a second height adjusting unit which is provided between the second seat and the frame to adjust the height of the second seat according to the height adjusting signal from the controller.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235376

Seat part comprising a seat cover

Described herein is a seat part for a vehicle seat comprising a body and a cover for the body. The seat part comprises one or more securing means for securing part of the cover to the seat part, the seat part comprises one or more channels, and the cover comprises one or more insertion elements for insertion into the one or more channels. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235375

Sand-filled mattress

The invention provides an improved mattress for sleeping which is to be filled with sand to recreate a sleep experience predating the invention of the modern spring-type, or bladder-type mattress (i.e. Air or water-filled). ...

08/23/18 / #20180235374

Orthopedic cushioning system

An orthopedic cushioning device and system which includes a base cushion(s) and a plurality of smaller, modular cushion elements that may be changeably attached and arranged without tools or mechanical control systems onto the base cushion(s) and onto other cushion elements to form a custom surface topography. This cushioning system is a fully portable, lightweight support solution for the comfort of all people and especially for those with special orthopedic requirements and other physical problems. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235373

Lightweight modular bed

A lightweight modular bed includes a front base frame, a rear base frame, a front support frame unit mounted on the frame base frame, a rear support frame unit mounted on the rear base frame, a first front linkage unit with a first front retaining member, a second front retaining member, a first rear linkage unit with a first rear retaining member, a second rear retaining member, a front supporting web which has two lateral portions retained by the first and second front retaining members, and a rear support web which has two lateral portions retained by the first and second rear retaining members. When each of the first front and rear retaining members is displaced to a stretching position, a corresponding one of front and rear support webs is fully stretched.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235372

Deployable and retractable writing surface

A deployable armrest writing assembly comprises an armrest, a writing surface, and a bridging segment. The bridging segment is connected to the writing surface. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235371

Chair back structure

A chair back structure is disclosed and includes a chair back that includes a frame, an upper support pad coupled to an upper portion of the frame, and a lower support pad arranged at a lower end of the upper support pad, and an elastic connection piece connecting the upper support pad and the lower support pad to each other. The upper support pad includes a lower support pad coupling seat. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235370

Integrated lumbar and head tilt assembly

An integrated assembly is provided with both an adjustable lumbar support and a head tilt. The assembly is easily installed on any of a number of different seating units, and can be adjusted to accommodate seating units with a variety of back widths, and heights.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235369

Mobile folding restaurant booth style bench

Mobile folding restaurant booth style benches are provided, which may be arranged in opposed pairs to form restaurant style booths. An individual bench incorporates a mechanism for shifting the weight of the bench between a mobile base, which may be supported by swivel casters, and a stationary base, which may be supported by non-slip feet, actuated by pivoting a bench seat down from a folded storage position to an unfolded seating position. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235368

Collapsible chair

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a collapsible chair having a collapsible lateral support rod, a pair of front legs, a pair of front chair support rods, and a pair of mechanical junctions configured to couple with an associated pair of poles, such that the collapsible chair is adapted to collapse into an easy-to-carry volume. In an illustrative example, the mechanical junctions may be releasably and/or shock-cord-coupled to various support rods and/or legs. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235367

Active dynamic seating furniture

The invention relates to a rocker mechanism for an active dynamic seating furniture with a seat surface (2) and with a supporting frame (10), which bears the seat surface (2), wherein the supporting frame (10) is designed with the spring-loaded rocker mechanism (20) and in this way the seat surface (2) is mounted movably sprung on the supporting frame (10).. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235366

System and method for hanging an article from a support surface

A system and method for hanging an article from a support surface. The article may be a cabinet, such as a medicine cabinet or the like, although the system described herein may be used for hanging any type of article from a support surface such as a wall. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235365

Wedge structure kit, cabinet having a wedge structure, and method for retrofitting an existing cabinet to have a wedge structure

A kit for retrofitting a cabinet including first wedge section and first two-sided adhesive strip. The first wedge section includes a first slanted surface and a first side surface, the first slanted surface and the first side surface forming an acute angle. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235364

Pallet spacer system and method of use

An elongated integral stop rail device extending the length of a row of pallet racks and carried from the racks by hangers which space the rail device at a desired distance from the lateral extent of the racks. The method involves a determination of the length of the row of racks, assembling a stop rail device to extend that length, and mounting the stop rail device from the respective racks the desired distance lateral of the racks. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235363

Height adjustable system for portable computing devices

A height adjustable system for supporting a portable computing device can include a telescoping frame including a movable portion configured to couple to the work surface and a fixed portion. The movable portion can include a first side, a second side, an upper bridge extending between the first side of the movable portion and the second side of the movable portion. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235362

Locking base for tablet stand

A lockable electronic tablet stand is described that allows rotation and fixes the tablet stand in a locked relation. The stand includes a base that allows the tablet stand to rotate about the base while cords extend through a center of the base.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235361

Combined monitor stand and desk organizer

A desktop organizer and monitor stand that enables a user-ergonomic arrangement of wired electrical components in a radial/starburst configuration above a desk to reduce electro-magnetic interference (emi) as well as to increase the ability to position a large number of such devices on and around the surface of a desk.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235360

Adaptable workstation

Disclosed are designs and improvements in workstation technology which allows for an individualized approach to a sit-stand workstations that have more efficient raising and lowering capabilities, smarter technology, designs and accessories. The workstations described are versatile and intelligently designed in either a four-legged (quattro) design or a two-legged (duo) design with improved liner actuator motor capabilities to independently control each leg in a more efficient manner. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235359

Modular workstation

A workstation has a main body with at least two support structures pivotally displaced about a vertical axis, and a platform removably affixed to the support structures. The support structures may alternate between an opened position and a closed position, where the structures may be spaced apart in the opened position and may abut one another in the closed position. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235358

Twisted brush, method for producing a twisted brush, and apparatus for producing a twisted brush

A twisted brush (1) having a bristle carrier (2) made of twisted together wire portions (3) which have oval and/or elliptical cross sections, at least in the distal portion (4) of the bristle carrier (2). Further, a twisted brush (1) whose bristle carrier (2) has an extraction protection (12) at a distance from its proximal end (11) is also provided. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235357

Self-righting toothbrush

A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235356

Implement and method of forming the same

An implement having a base structure with a core component and a shell component that surrounds the core component. The core component may include a body formed of a rigid material and decorative elements embedded within the body. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235355

Oral-care implement and method for manufacturing the same

An oral-care implement comprises a carrier plate and a support plate. Each of the carrier plate and the support plate has a back side and a front side opposite the back side. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235354

Bottle brush

A brush assembly is disclosed having a brush handle with a variety of vertical and horizontal bristles positioned thereon, as well as middle paddles. The handle fits upon a resting base which may be a suction cup and adapted to collect water which flows down from the bristles and the handle into a collection area, and further directed down a ramp which directs fluid off of the resting base.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235353

Hands-free electronic device

A hands-free electronic device is provided, including a housing, a first elastic element and a second elastic element. The housing includes a first side and a second side opposite thereto. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235352

Multi purpose personal transport gear that converts from backpack to comfort pad to poncho to hammock

A convertible backpack system and method for conversion between a backpack, to comfort pad, to poncho, to water collection device, to a blind, to a tent, to a hammock, to a seat, to a playpen or storage container, and to an office pack.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235351

Holster with adjustable pocket

A holster with an adjustable-depth “pocket” for hands-free use and carrying of electronic devices. The pocket is “sleeve like” and is defined by four walls, a stirrup webbing on the bottom, and an elastic restraining cord on top, thus forming a six-element restraining system for dampening device movement. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235350

Protecting arrangement at hair treatment

A protective arrangement for protection during the treatment of hair includes a strip placed around the neck and throat region of a person. The strip includes a support coated with adhesive on both sides. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235349

Dual-ended lip balm container

A three to six sided lip balm applicator of the present invention comprises a cap, a liner, and a base, having engagement assemblies for engaging the cap to the liner the liner to the base, and a base from one lip balm applicator to an equivalent base from another lip balm applicator to form a lip balm container. The base comprises a partition with stabilizers which emerge from the partition and extend radially toward and overhang an aperture in the partition, the lip balm applicator may contain a domed lip balm, filled directly into the lip balm applicator or components thereof as a mold for manufacturing the domed lip balm, filled to a fill level approaching the partition top but not touching the partition top.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235348

Dental hygiene device

A dental hygiene device including a case and a closure. The case includes first and second half-shells hingedly coupled to one another and actuable between open and closed configurations. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235347

Cosmetic container

A cosmetic container comprises an outer shell comprising a concave inner surface that defines an inner space. An inner shell comprises a top and a bottom, where the bottom is at least partially located within the inner space of the outer shell. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235346

Packaging for cosmetics

Provided is a packaging for cosmetics is provided defining a longitudinal axis and a normal plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The package includes a first container body, a second container body, a central body including a base and an applicator, in which the first container body is couplable to the second container body.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235345

Applicator head for applying a fluid cosmetic product on skin

Each application element also comprises an inner leading path for the fluid cosmetic product, extending from a second end (34) to the first end (40) of the application element.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235344

Cosmetic

An elastic body for cosmetic holding use which can be used for holding a cosmetic such as a foundation, such as a puff that can be used for the application of a cosmetic onto skin, said elastic body being characterized by containing conjugate fibers as constituent fibers, wherein each of the conjugate fibers contains a resin a and a resin b having a higher melting temperature than that of the resin a, and contact parts between the constituent fibers are integrated with the resin a contained in the conjugate fibers; a cosmetic-containing elastic body which comprises the elastic body for cosmetic holding use and a cosmetic contained in the elastic body; and a cosmetic equipped with the cosmetic-containing elastic body.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235343

Cosmetic container

The present invention provides a cosmetic container that can be effectively and comfortably used by a user at respective steps of using the cosmetic container. The cosmetic container according to the present invention has a body that houses therein a cosmetic product and a lid that is openably engaged with the body, and can be held with one hand of the user, in which the cosmetic container is formed in an oval shape in a planar view and a shape thereof viewed in a direction orthogonal to the planar view is formed in an approximately elliptical shape.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235342

Combination manicure and pedicure station

A combination manicure and pedicure station for performing manicures and pedicures. The combination manicure and pedicure station includes a housing having a top surface, a sidewall forming an enclosed interior volume, and a base. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235341

Hair care device and method for enhancing uptake of a topical in hair

A hair care device for enhancing uptake of a topical in hair. The hair care device comprises a topical delivery unit for applying the topical to the hair surface, an ultrasound generator (103) for generating ultrasound at a frequency exceeding 15 mhz, wherein an ultrasound intensity is in a range between 2 w/cm2 and 100 w/cm2, and an ultrasound transducer (105) for applying ultrasound to the topical and/or the hair surface to enhance uptake of the topical by the hair.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235340

Moisturizing steam cap and method

A moisturizing steam cap and method for hair moisturizing, where the moisturizing steam cap includes: an outer surface; an inner portion; a flap pocket stitched onto the inner portion, where the flap pocket includes a slit opening on one side of the pocket; and a moisturizing insert, where the moisturizing insert is placed into the flap pocket. The moisturizing insert may include an outer layer and a protective barrier. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235339

Easy glide luggage

A luggage case with a telescoping handle is provided for increased storage capability, improved mobility and enhanced protection against damage. The luggage case can comprise a telescoping handle extendable from a top center portion of a center divider, wherein the center divider divides a front compartment and a back compartment of the luggage. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235338

Sleeve accessory for portable electronic device

A sleeve accessory for a portable electronic device includes a plurality of layers stitched together and defining at least one pocket. An adhesive layer is provided for mounting the sleeve accessory with a back panel portion of the portable electronic device. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235337

Wig storage assembly

A wig storage assembly for storing wigs includes a stand that may have a wig positioned thereon. A first box is provided and the stand is selectively positioned therein to protect the wig. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235336

Pressure-venting container

A system for releasing a contained volume of gas. The system has a base with a pressure-release vent positioned within a flex region and a seal to disengagably seal the pressure-release vent. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235335

Cinchable carrying bag and related systems and methods

Products, processes, and kits are provided for compressing, containing, and carrying goods, particularly soft goods. Cinchable carrying bags are reconfigurable between and open, substantially flat configuration and the present disclosure relates to cinchable carrying bags, cases, or luggage. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235334

Article of luggage and method of assembling

An article of luggage, a method of assembling the luggage, and a bottom tray are provided. The article of luggage includes a bottom tray, wall and spinner wheels. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235333

Handbags

Described herein are cosmetic bags of various size, shapes, and configurations. In one embodiment, a cosmetic bag includes a first sidewall including a first coupling surface; a second sidewall coupled to the first sidewall and including a second coupling surface, the second sidewall and the second coupling surface defining a groove configured as a handle; a reversibly sealable pouch coupled to and between the first and second sidewalls, the pouch being visible between the first and second sidewalls in a closed configuration; a first divider between the first sidewall and the pouch, the first divider and the first sidewall defining a first slot and the first divider and the pouch defining a second slot; and a second divider between the second sidewall and the pouch, the second divider and the second sidewall defining a third slot and the second divider and the pouch defining a fourth slot.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235332

Golf cart accessory

A golf cart accessory in the form of a flexible woven ballistic fabric tote bag with a zippered top and a rearwardly offset strap, the attachment points of which to the tote are spaced apart by approximately the same distance as the distance between the vertical portions of a seatside-assist handle on a golf cart, whereby the strap may be looped over the golf cart seatside-assist handle to provide auxiliary storage for various items without taking up space in the passenger compartment of the golf cart. The strap is preferably adjustable in length so that the tote may also be carried on the shoulder of the user when it is not mounted on a vehicle. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235331

Flow-guiding device and umbrella having the same

The plurality of first control valves are further connected to the flow-guiding bag, which is connected to one end of the flow-guiding tube. By opening the plurality of first control valves, the fluid coming down from the flow-guiding opening is directed to flow into the flow-guiding bag, and by closing the plurality of first control valves. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235330

Securing device for runner of umbrella

An umbrella includes a shaft including multiple inner tubes and an outer tube in which the multiple inner tubes are retractably received. One of the inner tubes that has a smallest diameter is connected to a cap on the top end of the shaft. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235329

Multi-coated metallic articles and methods of making same

Provided is a jewelry ring comprising a substrate, a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride, and an external metallic coating. Also provided is a metallic article comprising a substrate comprising tungsten carbide, cobalt, tungsten, titanium, titanium carbide, zirconium, tantalum or aluminum; a first coating of a metallic nitride or a metallic boride; and an external metallic coating. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235328

Multi-coated metallic products and methods of making the same

The present invention relates generally to a coated jewelry article or a coated component of a jewelry article, comprising a jewelry article or a component of a jewelry article, a first metallic coating, and a second metallic coating.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235327

Watch strap

A strap (2) for a watch (1) comprising: a first fastening portion (4); a watch supporting portion (6); and a second fastening portion (8). The first and second fastening portions comprise a series of holes (22, 24) spaced along each fastening portion. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235326

Wearable band, kit and method

Disclosed is a wearable band that includes a strap extending between a first end and a second end and an axle extending between and attached to each of the first end and the second end, the axle including a smaller cross section than the strap. The wearable band includes a first disc portion including a first body, a first channel, a first groove and a first protrusion, and a second disc portion including a second body, a second channel, a second groove and a second protrusion. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235325

Wristband for holding an article

A wristband includes a body defining a chamber and having first and second ends and top and bottom surfaces, and further includes a band extending from the first and/or second ends of the body. The body has a collapsed position in which the material is folded to form a first side of the body having a first fold and the material is folded at least twice to form a second side of the body having at least second and third folds, and the body has a middle segment that includes a portion of the material between the second and third folds tucked between the top and bottom segments such that the chamber has a first configuration. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235324

Slide fastener reinforcement strap

A slide fastener reinforcing strap for securing across an opening formed between first and second tapes of a slide fastener is provided. The slide fastener reinforcing strap extends from a first end to a second end along a centerline. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235323

Rope tail positioning fastener

The present disclosure illustrates a rope tail positioning fastener including a fastener body. The fastener body includes a base and an elastic arm, and the base has an insertion channel inside, and the insertion channel is provided with two through holes at a side thereof and a hole at other side thereof, and a stop part is formed between the two through holes, and a side of the base adjacent to the hole is bent to form the elastic arm suspended relative to the base, so that two tail parts of the rope can be inserted into, through and out of the insertion channel via the through holes; next, the two tail parts of the rope can be sewn to form a seam part; and, after the seam part is completed, the user can pull the rope back to receive the two tail parts inside the insertion channel.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235322

Buckle for connecting strap and respirator harness including the same

The present disclosure relates to a buckle for connecting a strap and a respirator harness including the same. In particular, according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a buckle for connecting a strap including a coupler configured to extend from one position, a strap connector at which a strap connecting hole is formed, wherein the strap connecting hole is connected to a strap which is connected to a mask body, and a hooking portion connected to the one position and including a surface configured to face the coupler, wherein a tap of a helmet or a tap of a head cradle is accommodated between the coupler and the hooking portion so that a position thereof is fixed, and a respirator harness including the same are provided.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235321

Snap hook

A snap hook includes a frame, a gate, and a screwdriver blade. The frame has a first hook portion and a second hook portion located on different sides. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235320

Systems and processes for reinforcing components of articles of wear

Systems and processes for reinforcing components of articles of wear are disclosed. The processes can include applying a thermoplastic powder to a component of an article of wear and levelling at least a portion of the thermoplastic powder. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235319

Shoe upper skin film for preventing dye migration

The present invention provides a shoe upper skin film for preventing dye migration, which comprises: a polyurethane skin or thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) film having a color layer; and a thermoplastic polyurethane hot-melt film, wherein a film made of an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer is formed between the tpu film and the hot melt film. Thus, when the skin film is bonded to a fabric, the dye of the fabric can be prevented from migrating to the skin film so that the color layer of the skin film can be stained from being stained.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235318

Footwear provided with knitted fabric having double structure

Footwear includes an inner knitted fabric (5) and an outer knitted fabric (4) that are connected by a stitch row at a top line (6). In the footwear, wale directions of the inner knitted fabric and the outer knitted fabric are different, and/or, the outer knitted fabric is provided with a portion made of a knitted structure (50) with holes, and the inner knitted fabric arranged on the inner side of that portion is made of a knitted structure (60) whose stretchability is lower than that of another portion of the inner knitted fabric. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235317

Articles and methods of manufacture of articles

Various articles, such as footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, watchbands, and the like, and methods of forming those articles are presented. The articles are generally formed, in whole or in part, using rapid manufacturing techniques, such as laser sintering, stereolithography, solid deposition modeling, and the like. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235316

Debondable adhesives and uses thereof

Debondable adhesive compositions are provided. This disclosure also provides articles of footwear and components for articles of footwear including a debondable adhesive matrix. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235315

Method of manufacturing a bladder element with an etched feature and article having a bladder element with an etched feature

A method of manufacturing an article comprises etching an etched feature on a surface of a first polymeric sheet, and forming a fluid-filled bladder element from the first polymeric sheet, with the fluid-filled bladder element having a sealable internal cavity that retains fluid. The method includes assembling the bladder element in the article so that a first portion of the bladder element having the etched feature is exposed to view, and a second portion of the bladder element is blocked from view by the article. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235314

Footwear having pivotable heel

A heel portion for a footwear including: a heel assembly having a brace member including a first support member and a second support member, a u-shaped guide fixedly secured to and extending generally perpendicularly from the second support member, and a key having a first engagement member fixedly secured to the first support member; a base member; a locking mechanism fixedly secured to the base member having an activation arm, a locking lug portion including a first lug portion opening, a second lug portion opening and a first engagement lug disposed within the first lug portion opening and adapted to releasably engage the first engagement member, the locking lug portion is connected to the activation arm, a spacer including a first spacer opening and a second spacer opening, the first spacer opening substantially aligned with the first lug portion opening and the second spacer opening substantially aligned with the second lug portion opening, and a spring disposed within the second lug portion opening and the second spacer opening; and, a hinge fixedly secured to the heel assembly and the base member adapted to permit pivotal movement therebetween.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235313

Conduit for discharging static electricity through the sole of a shoe

A conduit for discharging excess static electricity through the sole of a shoe has a base a compressible central cylinder, a cap coupler, a detachable cap, and a coupler-receiving receptacle. The base, the compressible central cylinder, the cap coupler, and the detachable cap are all composed of compressible conductive materials. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235312

Articles of footwear for inhibiting and treating injries

Articles of footwear for protecting injured, at-risk, or post-surgical feet and ankles include upper and/or sole structures that offload the feet and ankles when standing and/or walking.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235311

Sport footwear

A footwear article has an upper and a sole extending between opposing sidewalls of the upper and having a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion and a rearfoot portion. An interior surface of the forefoot portion slopes at least downwardly from an inner side to an outer side of the sole. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235310

Sole for a shoe

Improved soles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. A sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, is provided that includes a midsole with randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235309

Convertible shoe

The convertible shoe consists of: a top portion having a stylized upper, a footbed, and an underside with bottom side attachment; an insert with top side attachment and a bottom side attachment; and a bottom portion having a top side attachment and a tread on the bottom. The top side attachment of the bottom portion and insert are identical, and the bottom side attachment of the top portion and insert are identical. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235308

Methods and consumer products for expressing support for a cause and disdain for a rival cause

Methods and products for expressing devotion to a first cause and disdain for a second cause and associated methods are provided. The consumer products include an upper portion including insignia representative of the first cause and a bottom portion including insignia representative of the second cause recognizable as a rival of the first cause. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235307

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with an integral knit ankle cuff

An article of footwear with a knitted component including an upper and an integral knit ankle cuff is provided. The upper and the ankle cuff are formed as a one-piece knit element. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235306

Adhesive mountable stack of removable layers

An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235305

Mask

A shock absorber, for use with headgear having a faceguard, has a sliding member that does not extend beyond the support structure of the shock absorber in a way that would leave it vulnerable to damage. A headgear having a faceguard provides a protected mounting location for mounting a shock absorber for the faceguard.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235304

Modular liner system for protective helmets

Disclosed are methods, devices, and systems for improved protective clothing such as helmets and protective headgear, including improvements in modular, semi-custom or customized helmet liners and/or inserts to enhance wearer comfort and reduce the deleterious effects of impacts between the wearer and other players and/or objects in all types of wearer activities (i.e., sports, military, equestrian, etc.).. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235303

Helmet padding system

Helmet padding systems are disclosed. One helmet padding system includes a rigid shell configured to cover a top of a user's head and be worn under a piece of headgear. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235302

Powered helmet containing a plurality of channels for customizable securing of electroluminescent wires

A helmet is provided that comprises a contoured external surface; a controller positioned on the contoured external surface; one or more channels embedded within the contoured external surface and defining two or more elongate pathways travelling over at least a portion of the contoured external surface; at least one electroluminescent (el) wire located within and extending along at least a portion of the one or more channels, the el wire being further selectively electrically connected to the controller; and a plurality of pairs of retaining elements periodically positioned adjacent the one or more channels. Each retaining element within each pair is located on an opposing side of the one or more channels, and an opening defined between a portion of each of the plurality of pairs of retaining elements has a dimension less than a diameter of the el wire. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235301

Moisture absorbent shower cap

A moisture absorbent shower cap for moisture absorption that includes: an outer layer; an inner absorbent insert, where the inner absorbent insert includes an absorbent material, which is adapted for absorbing moisture within the moisture absorbent shower cap during use; a means to support the inner absorbent insert within the moisture absorbent shower cap; and an opening, where a user places the cap on the user's head through the opening. Preferably, the means to support the inner absorbent insert includes a pocket, where the pocket is made of material consistent with the moisture absorbent shower cap. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235300

Protective ball cap

A protective insert for a ball cap and a cap incorporating the same. The insert includes a rigid shell and a complementary impact-absorbent liner that covers and protects only the forehead and portions of the sides of the user's head. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235299

Non-adhesive false eyelash system and method

A false eyelash system comprised of upper and lower eyelash assemblies, each including a magnetic and/or metallic element, the assemblies are frictionally secured through magnetic attraction to the wearer's natural eyelash which is sandwiched therebetween.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235298

Quick wearing tool for magnetic eyelashes

A quick wearing tool for a pair of magnetic eyelashes members, which includes a handle, a clip unit, an upper clip plate connected to a top end of the clip unit; and a lower clip plate moveable connected to the handle allowing upward and downward movement. The two clip plates have a magnetic polarity opposite to the magnetic eyelashes members, are made of iron materials or magnetic materials for forming a magnetic loop with the magnetic eyelashes members. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235297

Apparel with pocket

An article of apparel comprises a front panel, a pouch attached to the front panel, and a thermally-insulating pocket configured to retain a beverage container disposed between the pouch and the front panel. The pocket comprises a second end opposite a first end and a body joining the first and second ends. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235296

Perspiration shield

A perspiration shield is disclosed. The perspiration shield is releasably adherable to the skin of an underarm and has an inner side and an outer side. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235295

Glove inverter

The present invention is a manual non-mechanized device that consists of a base and a guide. This invention is a device that provides an expeditious method to invert or turn inside-out and to reform or turn glove appendages back to the proper side, that has numerous openings, one of which accepts a guide. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235294

A glove for elevated working tool securement

There is provided a glove for elevated working tool securement. The glove comprises an anchor point such that, in use, if a tool tethered to the anchor point is dropped, the anchor point secures the tool to the glove. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235293

Assistive glove for artificial hands

Electronic assistive gloves for covering artificial prosthetic or robotic hands. The glove includes a base layer formed to fit on the artificial hand, a plurality of sensors carried by the base layer, and an encapsulation layer covering the base layer and formed of a material that mimics human skin.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235292

Aqua exercise glove

An exercise glove which provides a use with portable water and a means of increasing resistance throughout a variety of exercise. The exercise glove includes a glove body and a liquid-storage container. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235291

Garment with multilayer internal abdominal support panels

Making a control top garment includes forming a pocket bag from a first fused composite material and a second material, the first fused fabric composite having stretch and recovery properties in at least one direction thereof; and attaching the pocket bag to an garment by (i) attaching a first side of the pocket bag to a side of the garment; and (ii) attaching a second side of the pocket bag adjacent a connector of the garment.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235290

Garment, particularly a protective vest, and zipper arrangement

An article of clothing, in particular a protective vest, the size of which can be adjusted. At least one outer zipper with two rows of teeth is provided. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235289

Sensing garments

The invention generally relates to sensing garments.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235288

Apparatus and method for adjusting bra fitment

This invention relates to bra fitment using a bra fitment apparatus to draw the cups of a bra closer together when worn by a user. The bra fitment apparatus provides two releasable clips connected by a strap to be used in methods that attach the clips to the cups of a bra to draw them together and reshape and reposition the breasts.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235287

Clothing

A garment serves for easy removal of dirt adhering to the screen of a smart watch, wristwatch, etc. Worn by the user. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235286

Tobacco-containing smoking article

A smoking article may include a cigarette incorporated within an electrically powered aerosol generating device that acts as a holder for that cigarette. The smoking article possesses at least one form of tobacco. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235285

Tobacco-containing smoking article

A smoking article may include a cigarette incorporated within an electrically powered aerosol generating device that acts as a holder for that cigarette. The smoking article possesses at least one form of tobacco. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235284

Electronic vapor provision device

An electronic vapor provision device comprising a power cell and a vaporizer, wherein the vaporizer comprises a heater and a heater support, wherein the heater is one the inside of the heater support.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235283

Aerosol-generating article having an aerosol-cooling element

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including a plurality of elements assembled in the form of a rod, the elements including an aerosol-forming substrate and an aerosol-cooling element located downstream from the aerosol-forming substrate. The aerosol-cooling element includes a plurality of longitudinally extending channels and has a porosity of between 50% and 90% in the longitudinal direction. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235282

Temperature control system of e-cigarette

The present invention relates to an temperature control system of an e-cigarette, which includes a power supply, a liquid guiding member, and a heating element, and further includes an operating voltage input unit separately connected to the power supply and the heating element, a temperature detection unit including a voltage detection module and a temperature processing module that are connected to each other, and an operating voltage adjusting unit separately connected to the temperature processing module and the heating element. According to the present invention, a temperature of the heating element is controlled by using the temperature control system. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235281

Atomizer and e-cigarette

The present invention relates to the technical field of e-cigarettes, and provides an atomizer and an e-cigarette that is obtained by connecting the atomizer to an electronic battery rod. The atomizer includes an electrode component and a heating component. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235280

Liquid reservoir with two storage volumes and atomizer/liquid reservoir portion as well as electronic smoking device with liquid reservoir

The invention relates to a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) with a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10) and to an electronic smoking device (10) with a liquid reservoir (34). In order to be able to provide gaseous material that has not been atomized by an atomizer (26) of the electronic smoking device (10), the liquid reservoir (34) comprises first and second storage volumes (40, 42) that are each in communication with a liquid outlet (46) or a fluid outlet (50), wherein the liquid outlet (46) and the fluid outlet (50) are arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (l) of the liquid reservoir (34).. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235279

Article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material

Disclosed is an article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The article includes smokable material and a cover around the smokable material. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235278

Extended heater and heating assembly for an aerosol generating system

A heating assembly for heating an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, including a heater including an electrically resistive heating element and a heater substrate; and a heater mount coupled to the heater, the heating element including a first portion and a second portion configured such that, when an electrical current is passed through the heating element, the first portion is heated to a higher temperature than that of the second portion, the first portion of the heating element being disposed on a heating area of the heater substrate and the second portion of the heating element being disposed on a holding area of the heater substrate, the heater mount being fixed to the holding area of the heater substrate, and the second portion of the heating element being longer than the first portion of the heating element.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235277

Electronic cigarette vaporizer

The invention provides an electronic cigarette vaporizer, comprising a housing, a mouthpiece connected with an end of the housing and provided with a vapor channel, and a threaded connecting end sleeve-connected with another end of the housing, wherein the mouthpiece is dismountably connected with an end of the housing, an outer sleeve is closely sleeved in the housing, an inner sleeve is arranged within the outer sleeve, a closed liquid storage chamber for storing cigarette liquid is formed between the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve, the mouthpiece, and the threaded connecting end. The invention has advantages that, when the cigarette liquid is used up and the mouthpiece is dismounted, the chamber body of the liquid storage chamber can be opened to facilitate the replenishment of cigarette liquid and the reuse of the electronic cigarette vaporizer by the user.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235276

System for vaporizing plant material

In one embodiment, a system for vaporizing plant material is disclosed. The system includes: a vaporization container for housing plant material therein; a flame diffusing element for converting thermal energy from an external source to a useable form of thermal energy sufficient to release vapor of plant material; a flame diffusing element holder coupled proximate to a first end of the flame diffusing element and coupled proximate to the first end of the vaporization container; a housing for housing and coupling with the vaporization container; and, an insulating element substantially surrounding the vaporization container within the housing, wherein the insulating element is for decreasing thermal energy acting on the housing when the system is in a fully assembled configuration.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235275

Simulated cigarette

A simulated cigarette having an elongated hollow cylinder and having a cavity there within, with a cylindrical wick disposed in the cavity, the wick having a radial clearance and longitudinal clearance with respect to the cavity for allowing the wick to freely slide along a longitudinal direction of the cavity. The simulated cigarette having a fan assembly disposed in the cavity adjacent wick and in an alternate embodiment having a flexible filter affixed to an end of the hollow cylinder.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235274

Magnetic cigarette filter

A device that is in combination with a cigarette filter allowing it to become magnetic, to allow proper retrieval of cigarette filters that are improperly disposed of for simpler and incredible improvements to the time and in which they are obtained. A wide variety of materials and combinations may be used in minimal amounts to allow people to obtain many cigarettes in one motion. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235273

Tobacco beads

A smokeless tobacco product described herein includes at least one tobacco bead. Tobacco beads described herein include a core and at least one tobacco-containing layer surrounding the core. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235272

Apparatus and method for cracking macadamia nuts

An apparatus for cracking nuts comprises a mounting structure, a circular element, a chute and a drive mechanism. The circular element has a tapered edge for scoring a nutshell and is rotatably supported by the mounting structure. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235271

Probiotic dietary supplement formulation

Dietary supplements comprising one or more probiotic bacteria or probiotic yeast in an oil with calcium phosphate added are provided. The calcium phosphate substantially reduces clumping and/or settling of the probiotic in oil. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235270

Probiotic beverages containing cannabinodiol

Disclosed herein are probiotic beverages containing cannabinodiol. The beverages disclosed herein may be formulated as yogurt drinks, for example, and contain live, active cultures of probiotic microorganisms. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235269

Nutritional compositions containing structured fat globules and uses thereof

The present disclosure relates to a lipid source for nutritional compositions, comprising an enriched lipid fraction which comprises structured fat globules. The enriched lipid fraction provides fat globules having a desired size and fatty acid composition and may be stabilized by components such as phospholipids, cholesterol, milk-fat globule membrane protein and combinations thereof. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235268

Encapsulation process

The subject-matter of the invention is a process for encapsulating one or more substances with a matrix, wherein said process comprises the preparation of a mixture of said matrix in the liquid state with said substance(s), then the solidification of the mixture obtained, said matrix consisting of vanillin or ethylvanillin or a vanillin/ethylvanillin mixture. The solid compound thus obtained is particularly advantageous in the field of food for human consumption and animal feed, in the pharmaceutical field, as a fragrance in the cosmetics, perfumery and detergence field, or as an encapsulated active ingredient in the pharmaceutical field. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235267

Seasoning composition, snack food comprising said composition and method of seasoning a snack food

A seasoning composition suitable for application topically to a snack food, and in particular an uncooked snack food, the seasoning composition comprising a plurality of seasoning-containing granules.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235266

Edta - free mayonnaise and method for the production thereof

An edta-free mayonnaise having excellent oil oxidation stability can be prepared by incorporating an effective amount of reduced grape juice in combination with a source of acetic acid and egg protein. The invention relates to a method of preparing an edta-free mayonnaise, said method comprising incorporating into the mayonnaise reduced grape juice in an amount providing 5-2,000 μg gallic acid equivalents per milliliter of aqueous phase; a source of acetic acid in an amount providing 0.2-15% acetic acid by weight of the continuous aqueous phase; and egg protein in an amount of 0.02-4% by weight of the mayonnaise.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235265

Enzymatic process

Provided is an enzymatic process that hydrolyzes celery plant material to form a salt-enhancing ingredient, the formed salt-enhancing ingredient, food products comprising said salt-enhancing ingredient and a method of enhancing the salty taste of food products.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235264

Steviol glycoside solutions

Steviol glycoside solutions, and methods of making steviol glycoside solutions, are described. The steviol glycoside solutions are clear and stable, and have clear solution stability, for extended periods of time.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235263

Steviol glycoside transport

A recombinant host capable of producing a steviol glycoside which overexpresses a polypeptide which mediates steviol glycoside transport and which polypeptide comprises the amino acid sequence set forth in seq id no: 29 or an amino acid sequence having at least about 50% sequence identity thereto. A recombinant host capable of producing a steviol glycoside which has been modified, preferably in its genome, to result in a deficiency in the production of a polypeptide which mediates steviol glycoside transport and which polypeptide comprises the amino acid sequence set forth in seq id no: 29 or an amino acid sequence having at least about 50% sequence identity thereto.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235262

Preparation process of high-quality apple jam

The present invention relates to a preparation method of high-quality apple jam. The preparation method integrates crushing, pulping and steam enzyme deactivation, and immediately adopts ultra-fast cooling after pulping and enzyme deactivation. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235261

Apparatus, system and method for searing, flattening, and browning food products

An apparatus, system and method are provided for flattening and searing a food product wherein a searing and flattening roller is heated to a temperature of at least 600° f. And the heated searing and flattening roller is used to sear an upper surface of the food product and produce a flatter thickness profile of the food product by contacting and applying a pressing force to the upper surface of the food product. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235260

Composition containing equol and ornithine

The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235259

Consumables

Wherein r1 is selected from the group consisting of oh and och3, and r2 is selected from the group consisting of h and oh, r1 and r2 comprise at least one oh group, and when r1 is oh then r2 is h (trilobatin), and when r1 is och3 then r2 is oh (hdg), in a concentration near its sweetness detection threshold. The sweeteners include sucrose, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, inositol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharine, or combinations thereof.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235258

Low molecular weight arabinoxylans with branched oligosaccharides

The present invention relates to a composition comprising low molecular weight-arabinoxylan (lmw-ax) with branched oligosaccharides, preferably at least one branched oligosaccharides is positioned at or adjacent to a reducing end of the lmw-ax backbone. The present invention also relates to the production and use thereof. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235257

Animal nutrition compositions and related methods

Animal nutrition compositions include a carrier and a fermentation product applied to the carrier. Liquid fermentation products are fluidly applied to dry carriers, such as phyllosilicates or other earthen components, while mixing and applying air flow, under appropriate temperature and ph conditions, to bind the fermentation product to the carrier and dry the reaction product to appropriate moisture content. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235256

Process for producing protein concentrate and a cellulosic residue material from rice bran

A process for treating rice bran, preferably defatted rice bran, to produce a high value protein product and a cellulosic residue both from rice bran. The high value protein product is useful as a protein supplement or feed for livestock and poultry and the cellulosic residue has value as a feedstock for a thermochemical process unit for the production of a biofuel. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235255

Fusarium toxin-cleaving polypeptide variants, additive containing same, use of same, and method for splitting fusarium toxins

The invention relates to fusarium toxin-cleaving polypeptide variants of a fusarium toxin carboxyl esterase with the seq id no:46. Each of the polypeptide variants has an amino acid sequence shortened by 47 amino acids at the n terminus, and the amino acid sequences have at least 70%, preferably 80%, in particular 100%, sequence identity, namely seq id no:1, to the amino acid sequence portion 48-540 of the seq id no:46. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235254

Stick spout pouch and cap stick for frozen confections

A confection containing device that contains a confection consumed frozen. The device includes a stick-spout-pouch assembly, and a stick cap. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235253

Food processor with integrated agitation treating

A self-contained food processor is provided for treating a food flow path in the food processor with a solution. The food flow path can be treated without requiring disassembly and reassembly of the food processor and without requiring direct operator input. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235252

Chewing gums with cross-linked hydrocolloids and coupling agents

Compositions of chewing gum base that can include hydrocolloids and coupling agents are provided. Methods of making gum bases and chewing gum formulations are also provided.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235251

Preparation of coffee-based extracts and powders

Processes for preparing antioxidant-rich compositions, for example from coffee cherries, are disclosed. These processes can involve promptly contacting de-beaned coffee cherries with a preservative coating, and optionally storing under refrigerated conditions, prior to the preparation of an extract or powder. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235250

System and method for mixing polyunsaturated fatty acids into a fluid food product

A method for producing a mixture of oil and fluid food product includes placing a funnel into a pressure tank such that a stem of the funnel extends at least halfway down into the pressure tank. The pressure tank is flushed with nitrogen. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235249

Lactobacillus fermentum bacteria reducing the concentration of acetaldehyde

The present invention relates to a bacterium of the species lactobacillus fermentum wherein the bacterium has the ability to reduce the concentration of acetaldehyde produced by a starter culture during fermentation in a fermented milk product by at least 50%. The invention further relates to compositions comprising the bacterium, methods for producing fermented milk products using the bacterium and the products thus obtained.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235248

Lactobacillus fermentum bacteria inhibiting post-acidification

The present invention relates to a bacterium of the species lactobacillus fermentum, wherein the bacterium is characterized in that it increases the ph of a fermented milk product comprising the lactobacillus fermentum during storage after fermentation in comparison to a milk product fermented with the same starter culture not containing the lactobacillus fermentum. In a related embodiment the present invention provides a bacterium of the species lactobacillus fermentum characterized in that a fermented milk product comprising the lactobacillus fermentum maintains a ph above 4.0 when stored for at least 14 days at 25° c., wherein the fermented milk product is obtained by a method comprising incubating a milk with the lactobacillus fermentum in a concentration of at least 107 cfu/g and with a starter culture, fermenting until a ph of 4.6 is reached, shaking the fermented product and cooling. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235247

Indoor air conditioning device and container freezer device comprising same

Disclosed herein is a ca system which allows first and second adsorption columns to alternately perform an adsorption operation and a desorption operation so that nitrogen-enriched air having a higher nitrogen concentration and a lower oxygen concentration than the air is produced and supplied into the container. The ca system executes a second operation mode in which the nitrogen-enriched air produced for a predetermined time since the desorption operation was started is discharged to the outside of the container, and the nitrogen-enriched air produced until the end of the desorption operation since the predetermined time passed is supplied into the container.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235246

Release of clo2 gas from produce packaging film

A multilayer produce packaging film includes a first layer and a chlorine dioxide-producing layer. The chlorine dioxide-producing layer includes a polymer composition and a plurality of chlorite ions. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235245

Method of separating meat components via centrifuge

A method for separating fat from lean. The method includes grinding chilled beef comprising fat and lean into a size resulting in particles that comprise predominantly fat and particles that comprise predominantly lean; combining the particles with a fluid to produce a mixture, wherein the fluid comprises water; and centrifuging the mixture to separate the fluid, and the particles comprising predominantly lean from the mixture.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235244

Gluten-free nutritionally-balanced solid foodstuff and method of making and uses thereof

Nutritionally-balanced gluten-free solid foodstuff that provides carbohydrates, one or more plant-derived proteins having pdcaas of 0.95, or greater, and lipids in an amount equal to 100% of the daily reference values (drv) based on the reference caloric intake of 2000 calories, is described. The methods of manufacturing the disclosed gluten-free nutritionally-balanced solid foodstuff are provided.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235243

Pie preparation apparatus and method of use

Embodiments described herein provide a pie preparation apparatus and methods of using which includes a dimensioned non-stick baking pan having a plurality of laterally spaced triangular baking pockets along the top surface and at least one set of hexagon-shaped apertures. The apparatus further includes a hand-held crimping tool having a handle at the top and first and second hexagon-shaped male fitting at the first and second ends of the bottom end which are configured to be releasably inserted into the at least one set of hexagon-shaped apertures and provided a trimmed and crimped edge to a pie crust dough which is molded within the baking pockets and top surface. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235242

Transfer apparatus for dough pieces

A transfer apparatus for transferring a dough piece from a first processing station to the next, especially from a dough portioning device to a dough kneading device, includes a rotating dropping roller and a scraper. The rotating dropping roller is configured to release the dough piece from the first processing station. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235241

Dough line

Dough line for processing a dough sheet, comprising a plurality of subsequent dough processing devices, each for performing a dough processing step on the dough sheet; the dough processing step changing at least one physical property of the dough sheet, one or more conveyors for transporting the dough sheet along each of the subsequently dough processing devices, each with a predetermined speed, at least one device for measuring said physical dough sheet property at said position, a processing device, comprising a register, comprising records corresponding with multiple predetermined positions along the dough line wherein the processing device is configured for recording at least one physical dough sheet property in a record for a first predetermined position and calculating physical dough sheet properties for further predetermined positions, based on expected speeds of the one or more conveyors or dough processing devices.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235240

Foodstuff-conveying and -discharging apparatus

The invention relates to a foodstuff conveying and delivery apparatus having a housing in which foodstuffs are conveyed, in particular, to a discharging or output point in order to be removed by a person.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235239

Convection oven

Ovens and methods for preparing food. An oven includes a cabinet and an oven chamber in the cabinet. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235238

An antimicrobial and synergistic phytochemical composition, its preparation and applications

The innovations provides an antimicrobial and synergistic phytochemical composition, consisting of two active ingredients (fz and yc). This innovation also consists of formulation processes and its applications to fungi, bacteria and/or virus-caused plant diseases such as citrus huanglongbing, grape downy mildew, strawberry gray mold etc. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235237

Acaricides

The present invention relates to a method of treating or preventing a house dust mite infestation, said method comprising applying an acaricidal infectious agent at a site of a house dust mite infestation, or at a site proximal thereto, or at a site at risk of such infestation. Also encompassed are uses of acaricidal infectious agents, methods of isolating acaricidal infectious agents, acaricidal infectious agents obtainable by said methods, acaricidal infectious agent formulations, foodstuffs and mite attractants comprising the same.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235236

Microbial consortia

Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235235

Microbial consortia

Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235234

Compositions comprising a biological control agent and an insecticide

The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of bacillus chitinosporus aq746 (nrrl accession no. B-21618), bacillus mycoides aq726 (nrrl accession no. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235233

Ceramic additive formulation and method of making

A method of making a ceramic glaze formulation having an antimicrobial property for use with a ceramic article. The method comprises fritting an antimicrobial formulation in a flux frit, providing least one unfritted antimicrobial component, providing a silver carrier in a glass matrix, and combining the flux frit, the at least one unfritted component, and the silver carrier in the glass matrix to form the ceramic glaze formulation. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235232

Formulations with colloidal silver

Colloidal silver particles are incorporated into emulsions and other compositions that find use, for example, as pharmaceutical and dermatological serums, creams, lotions and ointments.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235231

Peroxide-based disinfecting solutions containing inorganic salts

An aqueous disinfecting solution and uses and methods of disinfection and sanitization employing same. The solution comprises at least one inorganic salt selected from the group consisting of sulfate, chloride, bromide, iodide, carbonate, phosphate, fluoride, and nitrate salts in a concentration of from about 0.1 to about 15 wt. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235230

Insecticidal composition

Disclosed are insecticidal compositions and associated methods that comprise an insecticide, c2-4 alkylene carbonate, c2-6 polyalkylene glycol, and a block co-polymer of c2-5 polyalkylene glycol and c3-6 polyalkylene glycol.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235229

Applications of protein vdal in improving output, product quality and drought resistance of plant and in improving fruit coloring of plant

Provided are applications of protein vdal in improving the output, product quality and drought resistance of a plant and in improving fruit coloring of the plant. The protein vdal is selected from one of a1) to a3): a1), protein having an amino acid sequence that is 1; a2) protein that is derived from a), that has same functions and that is obtained by substituting and/or deleting and/or adding one or several amino acid residues for, from or to the sequence 1; and a3) fusion protein obtained by connecting labels to an n end and/or a c end of a1) or a2).. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235228

Agrochemical composition

A composition including: (a) an aqueous agrochemically active compound such as acetamiprid; (b) a polyhydric alcohol; (c) a formalin condensate of sodium alkylnaphthalenesulfonate, or a modified styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer; (d) a thickener such as xanthan gum; (e) at least one inorganic particle selected from the group consisting of silica, montmorillonite and attapulgite; and (f) water.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235227

Weed control composition

The present invention relates to a composition comprising crystal of flumioxazin which shows a powder x-ray diffraction pattern having diffraction peaks with 2θ values (°) shown in table 1 of the specification, the pattern being obtained by cukα rays diffraction analysis, and one or more herbicidal compounds selected from the group b-1, b-2, b-3, b-4, b-5, b-6, b-7, b-8, b-9, b-10, b-11 and b-12 described in the specification. According to the present invention, a wide range of weeds can be controlled in a crop field, land under perennial crops, or non-crop land.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235226

Azoline compounds

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

08/23/18 / #20180235225

Fused 11-membered compounds and agricultural/horticultural fungicides containing them

A fungicidal composition containing the compound or a salt thereof, a method for controlling plant disease occurring from phytopathogenic microorganism including the step of applying the fungicidal composition and a production method of the compound.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235224

Substituted ketoxime benzoylamides

In this formula (i), r1′, r2′, x, y and w are radicals such as hydrogen, organic radicals such as alkyl, and other radicals such as halogen. Q is an oxadiazole, tetrazole or triazole radical.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235223

Triazole derivatives, intermediates thereof and their use as fungicides

The present invention relates to novel triazole derivatives, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms in crop protection and in the protection of materials and as plant growth regulators.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235222

Penflufen polymer particles

The invention relates to penflufen-containing polymer particles, to penflufen-containing compositions comprising them, to processes for preparing them, and to the use thereof for protecting technical materials, more particularly wood, wood products, and wood-plastic composites.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235221

Fungicidal mixtures comprising strobilurin-type fungicides

The present invention relates to fungicidal mixtures, comprising at least one fungicidally active strobilurin-type compound i and at least one pesticide ii as defined in the description, and to compositions comprising these mixtures.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235220

Methods and compositions providing agronomically beneficial effects in legumes and non-legumes

Methods and compositions for enhancing plant characteristics of leguminous and non-leguminous crops include combination treatments with at least one fungicide, insecticide, or combination thereof, and one or more plant inducers, such as nod factors. Optionally, an inoculant composition may be used with the invention to enhance nodulation and nitrogen fixation with legumes.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235219

Lipo-chitooligosaccharide compositions for enhancing plant growth

Disclosed are compositions for enhancing plant growth, comprising at least one lipo-chitooligosaccharide (lco) compound; and at least one agriculturally beneficial agent selected from the group consisting at least one pesticide, at least one beneficial microorganism, and combinations thereof. Methods for enhancing plant growth and treating seeds with the compositions provided herein are also disclosed.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235218

Disinfectant having organic acids

The invention relates to an aqueous disinfectant for disinfecting inanimate surfaces, a concentrate for producing the go application solution, and the use of the disinfectant to eliminate microorganisms. The combination of a plurality of organic acids according to the invention is, surprisingly, a synergistic composition and enables adequate germicidal action. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235217

Tolerance improving agent for plants

Provided is a tolerance improving agent that can increase or improve environmental stress tolerances (high-temperature tolerance, drought tolerance and the like) of plants. The tolerance improving agent is constituted of at least one kind of unsaturated carbonyl compound selected from unsaturated aldehyde and unsaturated ketone. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235216

Disinfecting composition with hydrogen peroxide and process for disinfecting surfaces

The present invention relates to a volatile, almost residue free hydrogen peroxide based antimicrobial composition, with enhanced biocidal efficacy, which can be applied as a penetrating and durable, fine aerosol, that has superior strength with respect to decontaminating buildings infected with bacteria, fungi, virus or fungal or bacterial spores.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235215

Composition based on nordihydroguaiaretic acid

The pesticide and method of manufacturing includes one component extracted from an evergreen bush “larrea tridentata” the common name of which is gobernadora, in which the main active ingredient is nordihydroguaiaretic acid(ndga) 1,4-bis(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane, 4,4′-(2,3-dimethyltetramethylene) dipyrocatechol. The composition of which is enriched with plant oils, emulsifiers and humidifiers, thus obtaining a product which can be easily used in crops with the help of sprinklers. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235214

Composition to repel insect that are vectors for tropical diseases in spray form

A repellent composition for insect vectors of tropical diseases in the form of a spray, that includes microcapsules with a core coated membrane, an aforesaid core containing repellent active repellent ingredients that includes lavandin essential oil and p-menthane-3,8-diol; a binding agent; a wetting agent; and water. A repellent treatment method in which a repellent composition is sprayed onto a part of a textile material.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235213

Plant hormone application

A composition comprising at least one polymer, characterized by a surface energy having a value that ranges from 20 mj/m2 to 60 mj/m2, and an active agent (e.g., a plant hormone) is disclosed. A delivery device comprising the disclosed composition, adapted for installation on a part of a plant, is further disclosed. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235212

Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants

Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants are disclosed. The dimethicone surfactants are peg-8 to peg-12 linear dimethicone surfactants and in particular peg-10 linear dimethicone surfactant. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235211

Solid agroformulations prepared from a melt of pesticide and polyalkoxylate, optionally containing liquid adjuvant complexed with polycarboxylate

The present invention relates to a method for a preparation of a solid composition comprising the steps of a) dissolving a premix in a premix-solvent, or melting a premix, wherein the premix contains a pesticide and a nonionic, amphiphilic polyalkoxylate, b) solidifying the premix by removing the premix-solvent, or by cooling, and c) contacting the premix with at least one auxiliary. The invention further relates to a solid composition obtainable by said method; to a method for the preparation of an aqueous tank mix, in which a pesticide is present as suspended particles having a particle size below 1.0 μm, comprising the step of mixing water and a solid composition obtainable by the said method; and to a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired attack by insects or mites and/or for regulating the growth of plants, where a solid composition obtainable by said method is allowed to act on the particular pests, their habitat or the plants to be protected from the particular pest, the soil and/or on undesired plants and/or the useful plants and/or their habitat.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235210

Antisense compositions targeting erwinia species and methods of using the same

The invention generally relates to antisense compositions targeting erwinia species and methods of using the same. More specifically, the invention relates in part to compositions including a cell penetrating peptide (cpp) linked to an antisense polynucleotide complementary to a target sequence in an rna expressed from an essential gene in an erwinia species and methods of using such compositions to inhibit the growth of an erwinia species on a plant.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235209

Pest protective apparatus for controlling plant pathogens

A pest protective apparatus adapted for controlling plant pathogens. The pest protective apparatus comprises at least one fibrous network and/or at least one fibrous cover. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235208

Oil-based suspension concentrates with low gravitational separation and low viscosity

The present invention relates to new, oil-based suspension concentrates of agrochemical active compounds, a process for the preparation of these formulations and their use for the application of the active compounds contained.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235207

Pesticide retention coating compositions and uses thereof

Compositions and methods of using the composition to treat substrates in need of a coating compositing to provide protection against pests are described. The coating composition includes at least one pesticide compound and a sol-gel that is derived from least one base compound, at least one bonding agent, and at least one plasticizer. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235206

Compositions and methods for stabilizing dna in saliva samples

A composition and method for stabilizing dna in saliva at room temperature. The composition comprises a denaturing agent, a chelating agent, a biocide and trehalose in a gel formulation. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235205

Pest control system and method of operating same

A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence of a pest when the counter exceeds a predetermined limit.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235204

Bait insert for rodent bait station

A bait insert including a tank filled with a liquid bait having a discharge port, a tray top having an engagement port, and a drinking area, wherein the engagement port engages with the discharge port of the tank, and a tray base sealed to the tray top, wherein the tray base includes a plurality of troughs forming an internal flow paths for the liquid bait to flow from the tank to drinking area of the tray top. Further in one embodiment, a bait insert with a spiked tray base having a spike integral to the spiked tray base configured to pierce a foil of a sealed tank is described.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235203

Agricultural crop application system

A movable agricultural product applicator system for dispensing various agricultural-related products along the ground surface of agricultural crops is provided. The application system provides a hose assembly interconnecting a supporting boom and an applicator, wherein the applicator drags along the ground surface dispensing product as the supporting boom moves by a carrier. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235202

Insect trap device and method of using

An insect trap device and methods of using the device are described herein. In some embodiments, an insect trap includes a light source, a removable enclosure with at least one opening, an adhesive surface at least partially within the enclosure, and optics to redirect light from the light source onto an adhesive trapping surface. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235201

Insect trap

An insect trap for use with containers, including garbage receptacles. An insect trap is attached or molded to or otherwise integrated with a container and relies on the contents within the container to attract or lure insects into a trap compartment designed to effectively entrap insects therein. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235200

Fishing apparatus

A generally elongate fishing apparatus having an aperture and a slot of sufficient width to allow a fishing line introduced into the slot to enter the aperture, the fishing apparatus further including a necked portion adjacent to a distal end that is adjacent to the aperture. A fisherman can avoid unwanted discomfort by introducing a fishing line into the aperture through the slot, wrapping the fishing line around the necked portion and by then gripping and pulling a handle portion of the fishing apparatus to pull tension into the fishing line to, for example, pull the fishing line free of an underwater obstruction or debris or to pull a fish captured on a hook on and end of the fishing line towards a boat, pier or dock and within a sufficient proximity for the fisherman to use a net to lift the fish from the water.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235199

Fish pick device and method

A fish pick and method includes a fish pick, the device has a 0.25 inch diameter rod made of stainless steel and formed into a shape configured to support a handle and a fish having a rod handle support including a rigidly coupled handle, a rod guard support including a removably couplable guard having at least one notch, a rod base, and a rod fish support extending from the rod base and offset twenty degrees from the rod guard support. The rod fish support is configured to hold a fish by insertion into the fish's gills and exiting the fish's mouth.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235198

Fishing line and connector (2)

The apparatus is an attachment device for connecting a fishing line to a fishing hook without tying a knot. The apparatus is cylindrical metal tube configuration. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235197

Bait drive unit and bait fish having a bait drive unit

The invention relates to a bait drive unit (1), in particular to be installed in a bait fish (100, 110), and to a bait fish (100, 110) having a bait drive unit (1). The object of the invention is to provide a bait drive unit (1) which, situated in a bait fish (100, 110), imitates even more effectively the movements of a “sick” bait fish (100, 110) and thus promises an even higher yield when fishing. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235196

System and method for attracting fish using sensory characteristics

A fish calling device for attracting predatory fishes by mimicking all sensory characteristics of a prey including appearance, sound and smell is disclosed. The device is configured to spray water into a waterbody around the device in a circular or a semi-circular pattern, thereby mimicking the appearance of a group of bait fishes. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235195

Transferrin receptor transgenic models

In some aspects, the present invention provides chimeric transferrin receptor (tfr) polynucleotides and polypeptides. In other aspects, this invention provides chimeric tfr transgenic animal models and methods of using the animal models to identify therapeutics that can cross the blood-brain barrier.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235194

Multiplex gene editing

Materials and methods for making multiplex gene edits in cells and are presented. Further methods include animals and methods of making the same. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235193

Method of stem cell-based organ and tissue generation

The present application discloses a method for generating human tissues in a non-human animal comprising: (i) generating human naïve state stem cells and injecting them into a blastocyst or embryo of a non-human animal such that a chimeric animal is generated; (ii) harvesting human tissues, organs, cells or factors secreted by or made in the human tissues or cells from the chimeric animal; and (iii) transplanting or administering the harvested material into a human resulting in generation of human tissues in a non-human animal.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235192

Aquatic artificial habitat

An artificial habitat for a variety of aquatic taxa, including fish, which provides dynamic habitat consisting of buoyant, corrugated high or low density polyethylene pipe split longitudinally as to form two or more strips of ribbed material that curls to mimic aquatic plant genera such as vallisneria.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235191

Formulations and methods for promoting honeybee health

Disclosed herein are formulations for promoting honeybee health. In some embodiments, the formulations include an aqueous solution having an organic acid, one or more buffering agents, one or more coloring dyes, and one or more strains of probiotic bacteria.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235190

Beehive ventilation and entrance adjustment system

A system ventilation and entrance adjustment for a beehive is provided. The system includes: a first panel comprising a first cutout and an entrance adjustment portion flanking the first cutout; and a second panel disposed rearward of the first panel and comprising a second cutout. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235189

Improvement to operating system of module for locking injection devices of a subsystem for applying substances into fertile eggs

An improvement to an operational system of a module for locking injection devices of a subsystem for applying substances into fertile eggs represents an inventive solution in the field of poultry fanning, in particular in the field of poultry breeding and more specifically in the step of application of vaccines and/or nutrients into fertile eggs (ov), wherein the locking submodule (m1) of the subsystem for applying substances into fertile eggs has a distinguishing concept, the locking and stabilising of each injection device (i) by at least three inflatable elements (12) mounted side by side in respective adjacent openings (11b), and a pressure recognition submodule (m5) is provided under operational optics to allow the management submodule (m2) to decide whether to start the substance inoculation module.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235188

Improvement to functional module for the selective application of substances inside fertile eggs

An improvement to a functional module for the selective application of substances inside fertile eggs represents an inventive solution in the field of poultry fanning, in particular in the field of poultry breeding, and more specifically in the step of application of vaccines and/or nutrients into fertile eggs by injection, this improvement reducing the risk of violation of biological safety, and ensuring the integrity and survival of the embryo (em), limiting intra-ovum nutritional supplementation to the amniotic fluid (li) only, without contact of the needle (a13) with the embryo (em), and to achieve this condition the module for the selective application of substances inside fertile eggs (ov) has a structure composed of an injector selector submodule (m1), a selective operation actuation submodule (m2), a speed control submodule (m3) and a common perforator/needle return submodule (m4).. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235187

Egg grasp device having interlaced members, and associated systems and methods

An egg grasp device is provided. Such a device includes a body and a plurality of elongated members extending from the body. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235186

Apparatus and method for the monitoring of caged birds

The sensors included in the present embodiment are a strain gauge load cell for bird weight measuring, a temperature sensor, and an ambient light sensor. The load cell is used with a perch such that the bird's weight can be measured whenever they alight upon the perch. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235185

Egg tray for incubating and hatching eggs

The invention relates to a tray for containing a number of eggs in an incubation chamber, the tray comprising a number of egg accommodation spaces in which space an egg is able to be hatched, and at least one passage for a chicken through which passage a chicken hatched from said egg may pass through the tray and enter a chicken accommodation space located below the tray.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235184

Method for communicating with an electronic device and an electronic device locatable on or in an animal

An electronic monitoring device for attaching to an animal includes an nfc module facilitating wireless communication between a smart phone and the monitoring device, an accelerometer for monitoring acceleration of the head of the animal, and a microprocessor which determines various states of the animal from signals received from the accelerometer. The smart phone is programmed by a software application which allows an identifying code of the monitoring device to be read from the memory chip and cross-referenced in the smart phone with the identity of an animal, which can be inputted into the smart phone. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235183

Animal nutrition system and method

An animal nutrition system and method for effectively monitoring and managing animal nutrition. The animal nutrition system and method generally includes a food container storing a volume of pet food, a package identification chip attached to the food container, a food serving appliance configured to removably receive the food container, and a scale positioned within the food serving appliance to weigh the food container periodically to generate weight data. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235182

Animal monitoring device

A method for monitoring an animal, the method including an electronic processing device (121) for wirelessly receiving at least one signal indicative of first and second biological attributes of the animal, wherein the at least one first biological attribute is at least partially sensed using at least one first sensor (111) worn on a neck region of the animal; and, the at least one second biological attribute is at least partially sensed using at least one second sensor (112) worn on a non-neck region of the animal; and, generating at least one indicator at least partially indicative of the first and second biological attributes.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235181

Wireless lighted animal restraint for illuminating an entire length of the restraint

An illuminated animal restraint includes an elongated leash which has a housing having a selectively enabled wireless lighting assembly. The wireless lighting assembly has a light source connected via a wireless connection to a light transmitting member extending through said tube thereby illuminating the entire length and all sides of the leash. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235180

Remote-controlled animal release device

A remotely-controlled animal release device for releasing a dog from a chain to chase off intruders. The remotely-controlled animal release device includes a support assembly including a support member; a catch assembly in communication with the support member for releaseably retaining an animal with up to 300 pounds of tension; and an actuating assembly in communication with the catch assembly for releasing the animal from a restraint.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235179

Pet chew and treat made of extruded material

A pet chew has an elongated tube having a wall extending between two ends. The tube has a length between the ends. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235178

System, method and computer program product for animal-based olfactory detection

Animal-based olfactory detection of one or more target substances in a sequence of filters includes providing one or more enclosures each housing an animal, each enclosure including a sample presenting structure via which only a single olfactory sample is presented to the animal at any given time, presenting samples of the sequence of filters to the animal via the structure, one at a time, and generating an output indication of olfactory detection of target substances in the sequence of filters.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235177

Post-surgery protective garment for preventing an animal from biting or licking incision areas

A post-surgery protective garment is worn by an animal to prevent the animal from biting or licking incision areas, until those incision areas are completely healed on the animal. The post-surgery protective garment includes a torso-covering sheet, a left placket, a right placket, and a plurality of placket fasteners. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235176

System and method for milking a group of milking animals

A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space for the animals, and several fixed milking stations. The milking stations each comprise an opening for entry of the animal from the accommodation space. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235175

System and method for milking a group of milking animals

Described is a system for milking animals, including cows, having an accommodation space in which the animals can walk around, and several stationary milking stations placed next to each other. Each milking station at a head end thereof includes a neck lock device which can be moved by way of an actuator device between a locked state in which a milking animal in said milking station can be locked at the neck by said neck lock device, and an open state in which a milking animal in said milking station is free to move its head in and/or out of the neck lock device. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235174

System and method for milking a group of dairy animals

A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprising an accommodation space in which the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. A milk storage tank is placed outside the accommodation space. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235173

Safety valve for a dairy system component

A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235172

Protective device for a milking cup, and milking device comprising the same

A protective device for a milking cup including a milking cup part enclosing a portion of the milking cup at a location of a connection, the milking cup part including a wall. The milking cup part includes an opening in the wall for passing through at least one of a milk discharge line and pulsating line, and a single-part or multipart line part connectable to form a circumferential wall for enclosing at least a part of the at least one of the milk discharge line and the pulsating line. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235171

A distribution unit for milk samples

A distribution unit for milk samples includes a flow passage, a valve controlled milk inlet port through which milk is delivered to the flow passage, a pump port through which a sampling pump communicates with the flow passage, and at least two valve controlled milk sampling outlet ports through which milk samples are delivered from the flow passage to a respective milk sample analyzing unit. The flow passage has a longitudinal extension between a first end and a second end, and the milk sampling outlet ports are connected to the flow passage in positions located between the connection position of the milk inlet port and the connection position of the pump port.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235170

Milking robot with cylinder system

A milking robot for automated milking of milking animals, comprising a cylinder supporting movement of at least one movable component. The cylinder has a wall with a ventilation opening and a cylinder rod which can move in and out of the cylinder. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235169

System and method for controlling the position of a robot carriage based on the position of a milking stall of an adjacent rotary milking platform

A system for controlling the position of a robot carriage includes a linear carriage track positioned adjacent to a rotary milking platform, a robot carriage positioned on the carriage track such that the robot carriage may move along the carriage track, and a controller. The controller determines a rotational movement of a milking stall of the rotary milking platform, and determines a linear movement of the robot carriage on the carriage track corresponding to the rotational movement of the milking stall of the rotary milking platform. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235168

Flower pigmentation in pelargonium hortorum

The present invention relates to novel pelargonium hortorum-interspecific plants having dark red to burgundy or darker pigmented flower petal, qa trailing growth habit, dark leaf color and tolerance to high temperatures, high light and edema. The present invention also relates to methods for creating novel pelargonium hortorum-interspecific hybrid plants having dark red to burgundy or darker pigmented flower petal, a trailing growth habit and tolerance to high temperatures, high light and edema. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235167

Methods and systems for producing ethanol using raw starch and fractionation

The present invention relates to methods for producing high levels of alcohol during fermentation of plant material, and to the high alcohol beer produced. The method can include fractionating the plant material. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235166

Guzmania 'redtix'

A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘redtix’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 50 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 25 to 45 cm length and about 4.5 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are red in color (closest to rhs 42a), head inflorescence, measuring about 10 cm in height when flowering commences to about 15 cm in height at maturity, and about 12 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235165

Increase of yield in crop plants through selection of epigenetically modified populations

Methods are provided to select plants and populations of epigenetically fixed crop plants with improved yield.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235164

Hydroponic system and method using the same

A hydroponic system includes a container having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; a cultivating medium filling in the container; and a plurality of cultivating boards disposed in the container, in which the cultivating boards includes a plurality of hydroponic plants cultivated thereon, in which the hydroponic plants of each of the cultivating boards correspond to one of a plurality of cultivating stages of the hydroponic plants; and the cultivating boards are sequentially arranged from the first side toward the second side, and sequentially arranged along the cultivating stages of the hydroponic plants.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235163

Irrigation device and system, and method for using the same

An irrigation device, including: a rain barrel; a water pump; a humidity detector; a permeable pipe; a control unit; a first valve; a second valve; a cleaning unit. The permeable pipe includes a plurality of circumferentially-distributed bores. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235162

Cognitive watering system with plant-initiated triggering of watering

Plant-initiated, cognitive watering is provided, which includes ascertaining tensile stress on a root wall of a plant, and determining whether the tensile stress on the root wall of the plant reaches a specified threshold. Based on determining that the tensile stress on the root wall of the plant reaches the specified threshold, the method includes facilitating increasing water content in soil around the plant. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235161

Elliptical in line button dripper with extended bonding zones

An in-line button drip emitter may include a core fitting into a cover. For example, the core may include a cylindrical section with an elliptical cross section. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235160

System and method to deter and repel deer or other animals from rubbing on trees or eating foliage

A system to deter and repel deer or other animals from rubbing on trees or eating foliage using a modified bubble pack having first and second layers of plastic film attached together and defining a multiplicity of spaced apart, primary chambers therebetween, and an optional third layer defining a multiplicity of spaced apart secondary chambers aligned generally adjacent the primary chambers, with animal repellent within the primary chamber, and propellant within the secondary chamber that upon activation of the propellant causes the animal repellent to be expelled outward. The repellent may be liquid, gas or powder, and may be mixed with propellant in a primary chamber. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235159

Agricultural film formulation, agricultural mulch film and preparation method thereof

The present invention provides an agricultural film formulation, which comprises about 40 wt % to about 70 wt % inorganic mineral powder, about 15 wt % to about 30 wt % high-density polyethylene, about 8 wt % to about 20 wt % low-density polyethylene, about 5 wt % to about 10 wt % biodegradable plastic, and an optional auxiliary agent, based on total weight of the formulation. The present invention also provides an agricultural mulch film made from the agricultural film formulation and a preparation method thereof.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235158

Tree frame and grate system and method to improve growth of vegetation in an urban environment

A tree frame and grate system and growing method for the purposes of encouraging healthy and abundant root growth and permitting optimal development and growth of a tree or other plant material within an urban or otherwise primarily paved environment. The system is comprised of a preformed supporting frame to contain an engineered growing media and plant material. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235157

Portable, adjustable, garden shade and weather protection panels

A unit providing garden plant protection from harmful weather conditions and extend the growing season. The unit includes a shade cloth attached to a frame creating a panel that attaches to at least two post, which are attached at opposite ends of the panel for support. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235156

High density horticulture growing systems, methods and apparatus

A high density horticulture growing system comprises a plurality of containers in which crops are grown and one or more elevator devices to automatically move the containers between vertically spaced levels of one or more modular racks. Each elevator device comprises a carrier to transport the containers between the vertically spaced levels and a ram to push the containers from the carrier onto one or more longitudinal supports at the vertically spaced levels. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235155

Plant cultivation method and plant cultivation device

Plant growth is promoted by a simple method. A plant (10) is irradiated with a positive ion and a negative ion.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235154

Detection arrangement for detecting a state of wear of a chopping assembly

A detection arrangement for detecting a state of wear of a chopping assembly comprises at least one magnet arrangement which includes a magnetic excitation arrangement and a flux-conducting device magnetically coupled thereto. The magnet arrangement provides a pole arrangement which forms at least one magnetic pole for outwardly conducting magnetic flux. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235153

Clamping apparatus

A clamping apparatus for clamping a sheet to a supporting structure of an agricultural storage apparatus. The clamping apparatus includes a first clamping section and at least one second clamping section and is attached to a wall of the supporting structure. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235152

Grain cleaning system in a combine harvester

A grain cleaning system in a combine harvester including a frame, a chaffer sieve, and a lower sieve. A clean grain chute is located under the lower sieve to catch grain falling therefrom and is inclined to direct the caught grain to a clean grain trough. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235151

Conical rotor discharge housing with adjustable vanes

A threshing system for an agricultural harvester includes a rotor having a proximal end adapted to receive material from a feeding mechanism and a distal end. A discharge housing surrounds the distal end of the rotor. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235150

Riding-type mower

In a riding-type mower, a vehicle body includes a rear portion in which a pair of right/left vehicle body frames extend in a front-rear direction relative to the vehicle body, with a gap therebetween in a lateral width direction. A mowing device is configured to discharge mown grass rearward relative to the vehicle body such that the mown grass falls onto the ground. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235149

Grass mower

A grass mower is provided with a plurality of rotating shafts passing through a ceiling wall of a mower deck and extending upward, disposed in a side-by-side state; cutting blades respectively linked to the rotating shafts in an internal space of the mower deck; an electric motor mounted at a location to the lateral outside relative to a rotation path of the cutting blades within the mower deck, and having an output shaft extending upward; and a power transmission mechanism positioned above the ceiling wall of the mower deck, and configured to transmit power from the output shaft to the rotating shafts of the cutting blades.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235148

Gathering chains for row crop harvester heads

Gathering chains for row crop harvester heads which improve yield by minimizing the loss of kernels that may prematurely break loose and be lost to the ground. The gathering chains include continuous loops with a plurality of lateral extension segments which provide a substantially continuous conveying surface extending substantially across the width of the slot defining the path of travel of the row crop entering the row unit.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235147

Multi-use tool with interchangeable attachments

Systems and methods for using interchangeable tool attachments in multi-use tools. In one embodiment, a multi-use tool includes a motor, a shaft and a shaft adapter at the end of the shaft. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235146

Lawn mower

A lawn mower includes a driving source mounting portion formed in a traveling frame, a driving source mounted in the driving source mounting portion, and a lawn mowing unit attached to the driving source. A bottom surface of the traveling frame includes a frame-side seal surface surrounding the lower end of the driving source mounting portion, and a lawn mowing unit peripheral surface surrounding the frame-side seal surface. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235145

Cutting web

Systems and methods for cutting grass and other materials using a disk-shaped cutting web. The cutting web has a center portion that is attachable to a rotating shaft adapter. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235144

Mulching apparatus and related components

A mulching apparatus including: a housing including a front opening and an inner wall; a rotor mounted in the front opening of the housing adjacent to the inner wall; and a liner mounting system for mounting a replaceable wear liner between the rotor and the inner wall, the liner mounting system including: an upper mounting provided at an upper edge of the inner wall, the upper mounting configured to releasably connect with the wear liner; and a lower mounting provided at a lower edge of the inner wall, the lower mounting configured to support the wear liner against the upper mounting and secure the wear liner to the inner wall.. . ...

08/23/18 / #20180235143

Distributor with at least two distributor disks with variable speed

A distributor includes two distributor disks, which are driven rotatably by a drive train, to be attached to a power take-off shaft of a traction unit or of a tractor. The drive train includes a central input shaft driving a cross shaft to drive distributor disks via a central gear. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235142

Spreader

The invention relates to a disc spreader comprising a frame consisting of a base frame (11) and an auxiliary frame (21), wherein a container (61) is secured to the base frame (11) and a spreader disc (22) is secured under the container (61) on the auxiliary frame (21), wherein, according to the invention, a dosing unit (12), preferably having a cellular wheel sluice (18), is arranged on the base frame (11) under the container (61), said dosing unit having an outlet (14) at the bottom for a collection hopper (23), wherein the collection hopper (23) is secured to this outlet (14) of the dosing unit (12) and the auxiliary frame (21) is secured on the base frame (11) by means of a quick-closure (15, 25). In this way, it is possible to provide a distributer (32, 32a) which can be connected to the outlet (14) of the dosing unit (12) after removal of the auxiliary frame (21) and the collection hopper (23), such that the disc spreader can be converted into a seeder.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235141

Baffle retention channel for an inductor box of an agricultural implement

An agricultural product distribution system is presented includes an inductor box configured to receive agricultural product and conveyed air to combine the conveyed air and the agricultural product. The conveyed air is configured to direct the agricultural product through ports to multiple distribution units. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235140

Baffle retention channel for an inductor box of an agricultural implement

An agricultural product distribution system is presented includes an inductor box configured to receive agricultural product and conveyed air to combine the conveyed air and the agricultural product. The conveyed air is configured to direct the agricultural product through ports to multiple distribution units. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235139

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.. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235138

Shank mounted angled coulter disc

A coulter disc mounting assembly for a tillage implement supports a coulter disc thereon to be angularly offset from the forward working direction of the implement. The tillage implement typically includes a frame supporting a plurality of tool shanks thereon, each having a mounting surface adapted for mounting a respective shovel opener thereon in which the mounting surface has a width which is substantially perpendicular to the forward working direction. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235137

Cultivator which is screwed on the rear face

The invention relates to a cultivator for an agricultural soil processing machine, which includes a base part which has a cutting element on a cutter support. The base part has at least one screw receiving area for securing to a support, in particular a tine of the agricultural soil processing machine. ...

08/23/18 / #20180235136

Soil loosening and furrower assemblies and a bed renovator therefor

There is provided soil loosening and furrower assemblies and a bed renovator therefor. The soil loosening assembly comprises a blade assembly and wherein the blade assembly is horizontally pitched such that, when drawn beneath a soil surface at a fixed depth, the horizontally pitched blade assembly severs rootstock at the level of the blade assembly while retaining the rootstock substantially in place and loosens soil above the level of the blade assembly without substantial soil inversion. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228356

Endoscope

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08/16/18 / #20180228355

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an illuminator including: an emphasis light source that emits emphasis narrow band light whose peak or central wavelength is included in an emphasis wavelength range that includes a maximum wavelength taking a maximum value of an optical absorption spectrum of a diagnosis target substance or a largest wavelength taking a largest value of the spectrum in any of three color ranges; and a non-emphasis light source that emits non-emphasis narrow band light whose peak or central wavelength is included in a non-emphasis wavelength range that is a wavelength range not including the emphasis wavelength range of the color ranges. The illuminator further includes a light quantity ratio changing section that changes a light quantity ratio between the emphasis and non-emphasis narrow band light.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228354

Light source device for endoscope and endoscope system

A light source device for endoscope includes a rotational body configured to rotate with a rotational axis as a center; a fluorescent body arranged in a predetermined area of the rotational body and configured to generate fluorescence by excitation light being radiated; an illuminating portion capable of selectively radiating excitation light of a first quantity and excitation light of a second quantity which is larger than the first quantity to a fluorescent body; and a control portion configured to switch between a first state of radiating the excitation light of the first quantity to the fluorescent body arranged in a first area and a second state of radiating the excitation light of the second quantity to the fluorescent body arranged in a second area.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228353

Endoscope illumination device

An endoscope illumination device includes a light source that outputs primary light, a light guide that includes a first end face from which the primary light is radiated, and guides the primary light, and a light converter that is disposed to face the first end face, includes a second end face which the primary light enters, converts part of the primary light into secondary light. The illumination device also includes a holder that holds the light guide and the light converter so that an incident angle of the secondary light that is radiated from a point of intersection of the second end face and an optical axis of the light guide on the first end face and enters the first end face is equal to or larger than an acceptance angle (na) of the light guide.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228352

Control device for imaging system, imaging system, and method for controlling imaging system

A control device for an imaging system includes a video signal acquisition unit, a photometric unit, and a luminance control unit. The video signal acquisition unit is configured to acquire a video signal obtained by taking an image of fluorescence radiated from a subject under excitation by an excitation light that is emitted onto the subject. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228351

Surgical system with hermetically sealed endoscope

In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical system includes a patient side manipulator, a hermetically sealed endoscopic camera instrument, a vision cart, and a monitor. The patient side manipulator has a robotic arm. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228350

Coronary sinus cannulation

A method of visually locating a vessel within a body lumen comprises displacing an opaque fluid with an inflatable member contained within an open area of a barrier or membrane. The method also comprises positioning the inflatable member against or adjacent to a tissue region at a first location and visually assessing the tissue region at the first location through the inflatable member. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228349

Suction control unit for an endoscope having two working channels

A suction control unit placed on an endoscope to control application of suction through at least one of two working channels of the endoscope. The suction unit has first and second valves with first and second valve openings, at a proximal end, that lead through to a distal end, which is adapted to be placed on the first and second ports of the two working channels. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228348

Endoscope cover, endoscope, cover unit, and endoscope unit

An endoscope cover attached in a lock state to a protruding lock portion of a distal framing portion of an insertion section of an endoscope, includes: a cover main body including an annular portion and which is attached to the distal framing portion along a longitudinal axis; a depressed lock portion provided on the cover main body and locked to the protruding lock portion of the distal framing portion; and a groove provided on a part including the proximal end of the annular portion and in which the protruding lock portion is configured to be located when the cover main body is turned with respect to the distal framing portion in the peripheral direction of the longitudinal axis and the protruding lock portion is unlocked from the depressed lock portion.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228347

Endoscope system, processor device, and operation method of endoscope system

An endoscope system has an oxygen saturation calculation unit that calculates the oxygen saturation of an observation target using an lut. The endoscope system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a correction image obtained by imaging the observation target before calculating the oxygen saturation; an oxygen saturation correction amount calculation unit that calculates an oxygen saturation correction amount with respect to the oxygen saturation using the correction image; an oxygen saturation correction unit that corrects the oxygen saturation calculated by the oxygen saturation calculation unit according to the oxygen saturation correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the correction image and an oxygen saturation image, which shows the oxygen saturation after correction, so as to be associated with each other.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228346

Steerable micro-endoscope

A steerable micro-device comprising a cylindrical elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end, the elongated member comprising at least a first lumen, a tensioning wire running in the first lumen, a distal end of the tensioning wire being attached at the distal end of the elongated member and a proximal end of the tensioning wire exiting the first lumen at the proximal end of the elongated member; the elongated member having a proximal portion extending from the proximal end toward the distal end of the elongated member and a distal portion extending from the distal end to the proximal portion of the elongated member, the proximal portion having a first durometer and the distal portion having a second durometer, lower than the first durometer the first lumen being arranged such that the distal portion of the elongated body bends when the proximal end of the tensioning wire is pulled.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228345

Stearable micro-endoscope and zip catheter

Wherein the elongated member comprises a second lumen; an electrode wire being arranged in the second lumen such that the distal end of the electrode wire does not protrude from the distal portion of the elongated member when the elongated member is not bent, and such that the distal end of the electrode wire protrudes from the distal portion of the elongated member when the elongated member is bent.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228344

Medical borescopes and related tip assemblies

Medical borescopes and related methods. In some embodiments, a medical borescope may comprise a handle and a tube extending from the handle. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228343

Device to set and retrieve a reference point during a surgical procedure

A device to set and retrieve a reference point during a surgical procedure. The device (12) has an endoscope (312) which captures several images successively as an image sequence and generates image data corresponding to the image sequence, which data are then processed and output on at least one display unit (44).. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228342

Weight balance of dishwasher

Disclosed is a dishwasher comprising a dishwasher comprising a cabinet comprising a lateral panel and a top panel for defining an exterior appearance, a tub provided in the cabinet and providing a washing space, a door coupled to a front of the tub and opening and closing the washing space, and a weight balance coupled to a top surface of the tub and preventing the cabinet from tumbling down when the door is open, wherein the weight balance comprises a body coupled to the top surface of the tub, and an extended portion extended from each of lateral surfaces of the body and spaced a preset distance apart from the lateral panel.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228341

Reprocessing apparatus and a method of reprocessing a load in a reprocessing apparatus

A reprocessing apparatus for washing and cleaning a load comprising a reprocessing chamber, a buffer tank, a buffer tank valve and recirculation valve, fluid distribution devices and plurality of pumps, at least one ultrasonic transducer and a drainage system characterised by said buffer tank is supplied with fresh water and process chemical where buffer tank holds fresh process fluid that is pumped to at least one fluid distribution device and directly into the load, the drainage system for discharging process fluids and recirculation loop for pumping said fluid back the reprocessing chamber, and a method of reprocessing a load in a reprocessing apparatus characterised by that fresh water is mixed with process chemicals externally to said chamber in the buffer tank and delivered to said chamber through fluid distribution devices and internal connecting lines while simultaneously washing the load internally and externally and discharging the fluid from the reprocessing chamber.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228340

Cleaning tool

Provided is a cleaning tool with which a cleaning sheet can be efficiently used during cleaning. A cleaning sheet is provided with holding spaces through which a cleaning-body holder is inserted. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228339

Grate cleaning device

A grate cleaning device. The grate cleaning device is configured to wash grill grates. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228338

Scouring pad with pouch for inserting an object for cleaning a variety of surfaces

In accordance with the present invention a scouring pad and/or scrubbing pad which can be constructed out of a variety of different materials and configurations contains an internal pouch or pocket that can be utilized by inserting a rigid object or scraper (which may or may not have a handle) into the pouch or pocket of the scouring or scrubbing pad. The rigid object can be removed from one scouring pad and reinserted into another scouring pad to meet the needs of multiple types of surfaces being cleaned.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228337

Floor cleaning machine including a sanitize mode

A floor cleaning machine for cleaning a surface. The cleaning machine includes a body, an actuator supported by the body, a distribution nozzle supported by the body, and a supply tank assembly coupled to the body in fluid communication with the distribution nozzle. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228336

Device for cleaning an exercise mat

An exercise mat cleaning device includes a liquid dispensing container for holding a sanitizing solution, and a pump sprayer fitted to a top of the container. A longitudinal edge of the exterior wall structure of the container is fitted with a squeegee blade formed of a rubber or silicon material. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228335

Robotic vacuum cleaner docking station with debris removal

A docking system for a robotic vacuum is provided that includes a debris disposal chamber on a docking station. An actuation feature is used to couple the debris disposal chamber to a debris collection chamber on the robotic vacuum. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228334

Drop down dust tray for floor sweeper

A handheld floor sweeper having a debris receiving compartment in the sweeper body having a bottom tray that is pivotally connected to the sweeper body. A latching mechanism that is operated by the user pushing a release lever allows the bottom tray to pivot to an open position to discharge debris collected in the compartment without the user having to contact the debris. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228333

Wall following robot

An example robot includes a body that is movable relative to a surface, a bumper mounted on the body to enable movement of the bumper relative to the body, a sensor to produce a signal in response to the movement of the bumper relative to the body caused by contact between the bumper and the surface, and a controller to control movement of the body to cause the body to track the surface based on a value. The bumper is movable between an uncompressed position relative to the body and a compressed position relative to the body. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228332

Dual fluid system for floor maintenance machine

A floor maintenance machine includes a clean water tank and a brush deck. A first and second fluid supply system place the clean water tank in fluid communication with outlet(s) at the brush deck. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228331

Surface cleaning machine

A surface cleaning machine is provided, including a device body having a housing, a suction unit device having a fan, said suction unit device being arranged in the housing, a cleaning head which is arranged at the device body outside of the housing and comprises at least one cleaning roller and is operatively connected to the suction unit device for fluid communication therewith, an air-cooled drive motor for rotatingly driving the at least one cleaning roller, and a process air routing device for process air of the suction unit device, wherein the drive motor is arranged outside of the housing of the device body and wherein a cooling air routing device for cooling air of the drive motor comprises at least one fluid path which is arranged at or in the housing and/or wherein the cooling air routing device is coupled to the process air routing device.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228330

Dust collector using fan heat and dust collector having ironing function

Disclosed is a dust collector using fan heat, comprising a bottom shell (10) and an upper cover (50), wherein a rear end (12) of the bottom shell (10) is provided with an air outlet (122) and a fan assembly (30), the upper cover (50) covers and is connected to the bottom shell (10), air flow from the fan assembly (30) is discharged via the air outlet (122), and the fan assembly (30) is provided with a fan (33) and a stator (331); and the rear end (12) is provided with a lower frame edge (121), the fan assembly (30) and the air outlet (122) are enclosed to form a closed air flow channel (35), and a heat collector (40) is provided on the stator (331) in the air flow channel (35), and can rapidly collect heat and warm the air flow to form hot air flow. Also disclosed is a dust collector having an ironing function, which uses hot air flow to heat an ironing board (60) and then performs ironing and sterilization, so that the dust collector also implements recycling of energy resources while achieving the dust collection effect so as to perform effective sterilization and ironing.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228329

Robot cleaner

Disclosed is a robot cleaner. The a robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner main body defining an external appearance of the robot cleaner, a suction unit provided in the cleaner main body for suctioning air containing dust, a dust separation unit for separating the dust from the air suctioned through the suction unit, a fan unit connected to the dust separation unit for providing suction force to the suction unit, and a housing having an air flow path for guiding the air discharged from the fan unit, wherein the housing accommodates a battery for supplying electricity to the fan unit, and wherein the air passing through the air flow path exchanges heat with the battery.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228328

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner includes a main body having a suction motor; a moving unit to automatically move the main body; and a suction module to be in communication with the suction motor and to clean a floor, wherein an accommodating portion in which a part of the suction module is accommodated is provided at a lower portion of a front side of the main body, and while the suction module is located in the accommodating portion, a part of the suction module is disposed to be vertically overlapped with the main body, and another part of the suction module protrudes toward both sides from a front portion of the main body, and still another part of the suction module protrudes to a front of the main body.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228327

Maneuverable cordless stick vacuum

A portable lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner that easily maneuverable includes a dirt bin that may be easily emptied and a pivoting handle apparatus.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228326

Debris blower incorporating flow ejector

A hand-held debris blower including a blower tube and an associated ejector. The blower includes an airflow generator adapted to generate a primary airflow that is directed into a blower tube. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228325

System and method for removably mounting toilet seat to toilet bowl

A hinge assembly for a toilet seat includes a mounting base, a hinge leaf assembly, a threaded bolt, a threaded nut, a washer, and an expanding dowel. The hinge leaf assembly includes hinge leaves configured to attach to a toilet seat and a toilet lid. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228324

Toilet seat hinge stabilization

A toilet seat hinge may be secured to a toilet bowl rim by sandwiching a piece of double-sided adhesive tape between the hinge and the rim prior to installing bolts and nuts. The double-sided adhesive tape may act to prevent or mitigate the toilet seat hinge bolts and nuts from loosening.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228323

Toilet seat device

A toilet seat device includes: a toilet seat; an opening/closing device configured to open and close the toilet seat; a detection sensor configured to detect seating of a user on the toilet seat; and a controller configured to control the opening/closing device such that, when the toilet seat is in a closed state, the opening/closing device opens the toilet seat based on determination that the detection sensor is brought into a non-detection state before a predetermined seating determination time for determining the seating of the user on the toilet seat elapses after the detection sensor is brought into a detection state.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228322

Reversible paper towel holder

Provided is a reversible paper roll holder having a support member having a body and a pair of arms extending from respective ends of the body and each having at least one slot, and a support bar having body and at least one protrusion extending radially inward for an inner surface of the body for engaging in the one or more slot of one of the pair of arms to removably secure the support bar to the support member. The holder can be mounted in a left hand and a right hand configuration with the same components, thereby eliminating configuration specific components required to mount in the left hand or right hand configuration.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228321

Tissue box attachment

A tissue box dispenser and waste receptacle. The tissue box dispenser and waste receptacle includes a tissue box attachment attached to a tissue box. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228320

Bathtub post

A vertical post can increase bathtub safety by providing a hand-hold which can be installed permanently to many types of bathtubs. Embodiments include a vertical tubular section and a lag bolt at a bottom rotationally fixed to the tubular section. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228319

Touch free spice dispenser

A touch free, spice dispenser is provided including a container for holding spices, a holder for supporting the container on an external support, a grinding mechanism and a sensor for activating the grinding mechanism in response to the presence of an object. The container has an open end and a closed end. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228318

Air-based fryer pan

An apparatus, pan and method for the preparation of food with hot air including a pan bottom providing a pan surface area for receiving food to be prepared, and side-walls at least partly surrounding the pan surface area, and a mounting connector for temporarily mounting the pan inside a food preparation chamber of an apparatus for preparing food. The pan bottom is provided with a plurality of through-holes as a hot air passage. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228317

Vertical grill with external drip tray module

A vertical grill comprises a back chimney within the housing having an inlet and an outlet. The inlet is in the form of one or more first openings in the back frame member, and the outlet being a second opening which is higher than the inlet. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228316

Thin profile multi-tube burner for gas grill

A burner assembly for a gas grill has a venturi tube for conveying gas to a burner. A burner tube has front and back manifolds, with the venturi tube connected to the front and back manifolds. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228315

Generation of superheated steam for the preparation of a beverage

Assemblies, machines, systems, and methods for the generation of superheated are discussed a steam super-heat assembly is employed for generating superheated steam for the preparation of coffee-based beverages. The assembly includes a body that includes an internal cavity, a heating element that includes heating surfaces positioned within the internal cavity, and a flow path within the internal cavity. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228314

Single-serving beverage cartridge container

A cup having an endless sidewall with a lower stacking shoulder formed of a sidewall and bottom heel including a convexly outwardly curved rib disposed at a transition between the sidewall and a cup bottom having a bottom wall having a recessed dome-shaped center section providing draw ratio bottom wall thickness reduction to an annular flat bottom wall section defining a puncture region of the cup. The cup sidewall has a ribbed section disposed adjacent the heel and extends upwardly at least one-quarter the height of the cup helping to strengthen the relatively thin sidewall to prevent it from undesirably deforming during puncturing of the cup bottom during beverage making. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228313

Manually operated coffee machine

An improved manually operated coffee machine. The improved manually operated coffee machine includes a cup body, a water-pressing base body, and a coffee brewing base body that are detachably connected together, and a water storage cavity in communication with the cup body is disposed in the water-pressing base body. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228312

Window panel with fabric-displaying securement

A securement means to secure and display a fabric in a form of a panel to be used as a window treatment, shower curtain, etc. Is provided. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228311

Package delivery securement device

A package securement device includes a containment device in the form of either a bag or a box for receiving packages. The containment device includes an opening allowing for removal and insertion of packages. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228310

Delivery enclosure

Embodiments of the present invention provide a delivery enclosure configurable onto a door or like platform. The enclosure includes sections forming the pair of side covers, the top cover, the bottom cover, wherein each of the sections is sized such as to enable collapsing of one section over the successive section, a scissorian assembly comprising at least two arms configured onto each of the pair of side covers connecting the sections together, a handle operationally connected to one of the arms on each of the pair of side covers, wherein a pull of the handle by a resident enables the enclosure to attain at least one of an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, and an electronic locking system provided on the front cover for securely locking one or more deliveries within the secure compartment.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228309

Repository with mechanism for shielding from view an object placed therein

Apparatus, systems and methods are provided that include a repository for receipt of an object and a mechanism for shielding from view the object. The repository may take the form of a mailbox and the object may be a letter, e.g., a letter addressed to santa. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228308

Product dispenser

A product dispenser includes a body having an upper wall, a lower wall, and a side wall. A divider extends between the upper and lower walls and together with the walls of the body defines separate first and second compartments for holding associated products. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228307

Supporting base of drinking container

A supporting base of a drinking container is connectable with a bowl, wherein the bowl has an opening and an outer periphery circumferentially provided with an annular groove adjacent to the bottom side of the bowl. The supporting base includes a connecting portion, whose top and bottom ends are provided with a top portion and a bottom portion respectively. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228306

Upright sleep system

An upright sleep system includes a base pillow and a top pillow. The base pillow includes a tapered shape, including a top edge having a top edge thickness and a bottom edge having a bottom edge thickness less than the top edge thickness. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228305

Retaining body, retaining device and method for installing a retaining device

The invention relates to a retaining body for fastening on a surface, wherein the retaining body can be fixed on the surface by means of a double-sided adhesive strip with two opposite retaining surfaces, wherein the retaining body has a basic body with a flat rear surface and a front surface, which is located opposite the rear surface, wherein the front surface of the basic body has formed on it a carrying element which projects from a plane of the basic body, wherein the basic body has, on the front surface, a reinforcing structure with reinforcing elements, wherein the reinforcing elements subdivide the front surface of the basic body into at least two differently sized pressure-exerting surfaces.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228304

Shower door assembly display

A retail shower door display assembly is provided with a point-of-sale display unit sized to be received within a retail store aisle. A first array of shower door glass panes is oriented within the display unit. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228303

Bracket for product display grid and related methods

A product display system comprising an upright structure, a first rectangular grid comprising a plurality of cross members, a first bracket coupled to the grid, and a second bracket coupled to the grid. The first bracket comprising, a first engagement structure configured to detachably couple to the grid, and a second engagement structure configured to detachably couple to the upright structure. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228302

Panel powered produce display table

A display table for displaying perishable produce items comprises a base; a produce bed on which the perishable produce items are positioned; and an air flow system for providing air circulation and ventilation at the produce bed. The air flow system comprises a plurality of ducts under the produce bed; an air distribution box that evenly distributes the air through the ducts; and a plurality of fans that circulate the air from the ducts under the produce bed to a region above the produce bed. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228301

Multipurpose cover for shielding a child from environmental elements and method of using same

A multipurpose cover, and method of use thereof, for shielding infants or young children from environmental elements, includes a wholly resilient fabric defining a cavity therein, the body having an exterior layer, extending from a lower end to an upper end, the exterior layers having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the upper and lower ends defining upper and lower openings into the cavity respectively, the resilient body having a releasable fastener adapted to releasable close a third, vertically extending opening into the exterior layer into the cavity, wherein the body tapers so as to narrow in width from the lower end to the upper end, and wherein the cover is adapted to be releasably mounted around and over a circumference of a container or the like so as to at least partially cover an upper opening into the container defined by the circumference.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228300

Adjustable bouncing frame

An adjustable bouncing frame for a child support device including a support frame coupled between a base portion and a child seat platform of the child support device. The support frame is configured to support the child seat platform a distance above the base portion which rests on a support surface. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228299

Baby carrier system and method

A baby carrier capable of carrying an infant. The baby carrier includes a belt that wraps around a caregiver's waist. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228298

Adjustable seat for baby or child float

An adjustable seat for a flotation device includes a seat member made of flexible material attached to, surrounded by, and depending from the flotation device, said seat having two apertures therein for receipt of the legs of a child. An adjustment strap extends from front to back under said seat, and is attached at its ends to the flotation device, connection means permit the adjustment of the length of the strap, thereby changing the size of the seat member to accommodate children of different sizes.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228297

Pocketed spring assembly comprising strings of springs having non-linear separating seams

A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. The strings of springs may extend from head-to-foot or side-to-side of the product. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228296

Foldable, stand-alone mattress with internal spring system

An internal spring system resiliently supports a mattress in an item of furniture. The spring system includes a system of sinuous springs arranged between upper and lower wire grids. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228295

Seating with heating system

A seat for stadiums and sport facilities, includes a seating unit made entirely or partially of a plastic or a composite material. The seating unit is provided with a seat heating system, which includes one or more heating elements embedded in the seating unit.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228294

Folding chair having sunshade

A folding lounge chair includes a seat section and a back section connected by a canopy section. An optional leg extensions section may be pivotally attached to the front of the seat section. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228293

Height-adjustable footrest

A lock is provided for locking a footrest at two chair legs of a chair is provided. The lock has a first blocking rod, a second blocking rod, and an adjustment means cooperating with the two blocking rods. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228292

Telescoping observation chair assembly including seat and footrest

Provided are systems and methods for a telescope observation chair assembly. The assembly includes a seat having a pad, a telescoping portion extending from the pad, and an adjustment assembly at least partially disposed interior to the telescoping portion. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228291

Pivoting ganging arms for chairs

A chair includes a frame having a plurality of legs, a seat coupled to the frame that includes a seating surface and opposing side edges, and at least one ganging arm. The ganging arm is configured to pivot about a pivot axis into and between an operative position in which the ganging arm extends laterally from one of the opposing side edges and a storage position in which the ganging arm is beneath the seat. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228290

Recliner or lift and recliner chair with variable lift profile

A recliner or lift and recliner chair is provided having a recline or lift and recline chair mechanism with preferably with at least one recline or lift-recline actuator that controls a reclining movement or a lifting and reclining movement. The chair mechanism has a recline or lift-recline base, a seat and a back connected thereto. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228289

Canvas holding assembly

A canvas holding assembly for holding large and small canvases includes a base that is tripoidal. A first plate is coupled to and extends from the base. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228288

Anchoring group for wall cupboards with facilitated assembly

An adjustable anchoring group for the wall assembly of wall-cupboards includes a hanging bracket device, provided with an anchoring base to a wall-cupboard and a hooking element; an anchoring support to a wall; a regulation system; and an actuation system of the reciprocal position between the hanging bracket device, the hooking element and the anchoring support to effect a regulation in the position of the wall-cupboard with respect to the wall, according to two directions perpendicular to each other. Both the regulation member and the actuation member are accessible from both below and above for controlling both the regulation member and the actuation member from both sides.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228287

Drawer panel adjusting device

A drawer panel adjusting device includes a fixed member, a first movable member, a first adjusting member, a second movable member, and a second adjusting member. The first adjusting member is located between the fixed member and the first movable member. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228286

Drawer adjusting device

A drawer adjusting device includes a fixed member having an adjusting hole. A movable member includes two limiting blocks spaced from each other by a gap. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228285

Configurable seating unit

Disclosed is a configurable seating unit. The configurable seating unit is comprised of at least one rotatable seating component mounted on the periphery of a seating unit base through at least one vertical arm component; at least one seating component connected to at least one table component through at least one connecting arm, wherein at least one connecting arm is attached to the at least one vertical arm component at proximal end and the at least one table component at distal end; and a central component mounted on center of the seating unit base.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228284

Hair extension storage device

Implementations of a hair extension storage device are provided. In some implementations, the hair extension storage device comprises a cabinet-styled furniture having a closest area for hanging and concealing hair extensions and one or more drawers. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228283

Shoe carousel device

A shoe carousel device that includes in one embodiment a base for stabilization and support, a support stem attached to the base and extending upwards therefrom at an approximate 90 degree angle, and a plurality of stackable shelves mounted on the support stem, including a discrete top shelf. The stackable shelves and top shelf are circular shaped with a raised outer tab and lighting disposed along their circumference and a relatively thin mesh surfacing. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228282

Material support and storage rack

A storage device that has a wall-mounted configuration and a freestanding configuration is provided and includes a first vertical support with one or more horizontal support members pivotably attached at intervals to the first vertical support, and includes a plurality of second vertical supports hingeably attached to the first vertical support on a first end of the vertical support, wherein the first vertical support and the second vertical supports can be collapsed together to form a wall-mountable vertical support that can be releasably attached to a wall-mounted bracket.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228281

Temperature controlled-shopping cart system

Described in detail herein are systems, methods for storing a physical object in a temperature-controlled storage unit disposed on a shopping cart. One or more physical objects can be stored and held within the interior volume via an interior volume of the storage unit operatively coupled to the shopping cart. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228280

Connecting device for mobile terminal support, beverage bottle and mobile terminal support

The present invention provides a connecting device, a beverage bottle, and a mobile terminal support comprising the beverage bottle. A first protrusion and a second protrusion which are sequentially connected are arranged on a main body of the connecting device; the first protrusion is eccentrically arranged relative to the main body, and the first and second protrusions are concentrically arranged. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228279

Height adjustable desk

A height-adjustable desk has a base, having a support, a middle portion of a rear side of the support having a column disposed thereon and being upright, a front side of the column having a plurality of slots, the slots being spaced along the column. The desk has a shelf, having a frame, an upper desk top and a lower desk top, the frame disposed on and moveably surrounding the column, the frame having an insert corresponding to the slots, the insert configured to be inserted into one of the slots, the upper desk top located at the frame, the lower desk top located at the frame lower than the upper desk top.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228278

Cleaner

A cleaning apparatus; said apparatus combining mechanical combing action and liquid flow to remove detritus from frond-like structures.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228277

Hair brush

A hair brush with an array of bristles (4). Each bristle extends from a base to a free end. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228276

Battery cleaning tool

A battery cleaning tool includes a tool body having first and second ends; an elongated cleaning head extending from the first end; and a hollow head having an interior surface with cleaning particles projecting from the interior surface toward a center of the hollow head.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228275

Electronic device rotation attachment

An apparatus enabling maintaining a small electronic device is provided. The apparatus includes a base and a loop attached to the base. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228274

Belt pouch with double duty capability

An apparatus is provided including an ammunition magazine, a container fixedly connected to the ammunition magazine, a modular insert configured to fixedly fit within the container, in one embodiment having an opening therein sized to receive an electrical device, and attachment hardware configured to attach the container to a belt worn by a user.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228273

Belt pouch with double duty capability

An apparatus is provided including an ammunition magazine, a container fixedly connected to the ammunition magazine, a modular insert configured to fixedly fit within the container, in one embodiment having an opening therein sized to receive an electrical device, and attachment hardware configured to attach the container to a belt worn by a user.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228272

Three-point stack hammock

A hammock that provides a plurality of bundled straps to supply strength and tension reducing sag. A hammock assembly that allows a second hammock to act as a sunshade or a rainfly.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228271

Back frame

A back frame that includes a first part and a second separate part configured to disengagingly interlock at plural relative positions to define respective assembled configurations of the back frame of two or more distinct lengths, whereby the back frame is adjustable for wearers of different heights. The interlocking includes releasably interengaging the first and second parts by relatively moving the first and second parts in a first direction generally toward each other and then in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228270

Adjustable applicator

An adjustable applicator including an application member and an actuator. The application member comprises a flexible support and a plurality of application elements on its surface. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228269

Child-resistant locking cap for laminated tubes with improved locking cap insert to reduce substance leakage after the locking cap is closed

A combination of a container made out of rolled laminated plastic or rolled laminated metal, combined with a child-resistant locking assembly between the container and a cap removably affixed to the container. The container includes a closed rear end, a front wall and a flexible sidewall between the closed rear end and the front. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228268

Apparatus and method for dispensing a fluid

An apparatus for dispensing a fluid comprises a housing and a resilient liner adapted to hold the fluid disposed in the housing. A fluid transfer mechanism is in fluid communication between the liner and an applicator assembly mounted on the housing for dispensing the fluid on the skin of the user. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228267

Retractable dispenser and application head

The invention relates to the application of topical fluids to the skin of humans. In various embodiments, a topical fluid application ball is pressure loaded to prevent leakage. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228266

Device comprising a screen with orifices of variable section

Packaging and application device, including: a container containing a product to be applied, a screen through which the product contained in the container exits, the screen having dispensing orifices with different sections, with at least three orifices of which the section varies in a strictly decreasing manner with distance from the centre of the screen.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228265

Lice tool cleaner

A system, device, and a method are provided for cleaning tools, for example a nit comb. A cleaning device may be part of a cleaning system and may include one or more cleaning surfaces configured to make contact with some or all parts of the tool that is to be cleaned. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228264

Device for selectively parting strands of hair

A device for selectively parting strands of hair is provided. The parting device may have an annular body dimensioned and adapted to removably receive and secure a tip of a human wearer. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228263

Designer comb

Most methods of hair styling requires the use of gels, electric tools, or heavy and dangerous hot-irons. The invention i made alters the structure of the teeth in combs/brushes to create friction by adding edges (of various shapes and sizes) to the teeth to rob against the hair as the hair is being combed/brushed thus causing friction and creating heat. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228262

Hairstyling device for curling hair comprising an introduction slot equipped with guiding means

A hairstyling device for curling hair, includes a housing which includes a rolling chamber, an introduction slot which extends over the length of the housing and which opens into the rolling chamber, and an extraction opening arranged on a side end of the housing onto which the rolling chamber opens. The device includes a mandrel which extends into the rolling chamber, and a roller arranged in the rolling chamber and configured to roll the strand of hair around the mandrel, during rotation thereof. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228261

Carrying case

A carrying case (20) is provided that includes a first portion (22) having a first inner surface (42) and a first outer surface (34). The carrying case also includes a second portion (24) having a second inner (58) surface, a second outer surface (36), and a pocket (68) located between the second inner surface and the second outer surface. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228260

Carrying case

A carrying case (20) is provided that includes a first portion (22) having a first inner surface (42) and a first outer surface (34). The carrying case also includes a second portion (24) having a second inner (58) surface, a second outer surface (36), and a pocket (68) located between the second inner surface and the second outer surface. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228259

Protective cover for electronic device

A cover for protecting an audio port of an electronic device is provided. The cover includes a check valve, a bellows, and an air vent. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228258

Transportation case and buckle structure thereof

A buckle structure includes a buckling base and a buckling shaft. An axial hole is defined in the buckling base, an axial channel extending along an axial direction of the axial hole and a circumferential channel extending along a circumferential direction of the axial hole are defined on an internal surface of the axial hole, an opening is defined at an end of the axial channel and the other end of the axial channel communicates with the circumferential channel, the axial channel is provided with a movable block blocking between the axial channel and the circumferential channel and able to selectively retreat from the axial channel and the circumferential channel. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228257

Team tracking kits and associated methods

Team tracking kits, methods of using a team tracking kits, and methods or providing team tracking kits are described. An example embodiment of a team tracking kit includes an elongate member, a first token, and a first plurality of tokens. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228256

Code charm containing cryptic message only readable when spun

A code charm contains a cryptic message only readable when spun. The code charm includes a semi-circular frame, a rod extending between opposite sides of the semi-circular frame, and a rotatable disc comprising a diametrical channel in which the rod is received. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228255

Dual halo ring with removable inner ring

A halo effect ring has an inner halo fixedly connected to an inner ring, and an outer halo fixedly connected to an outer ring. Both rings can have gems in settings and other ornamentation, and when combined, the halos are in concentric circles, when viewed from above, with at least part of the inner ring or it's setting or other attached parts rising through the outer halo. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228253

Printed components and methods for making the same

The present invention relates to printed hook components for hook and loop mechanical fasteners, and other components such as on diaper chassis and other personal hygiene articles, and methods for making the same. The hook component comprises an organic polymer, a laser-sensitive agent, and a laser-induced print on the hook component created by the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the laser-sensitive agent. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228252

Buckle assembly

A buckle assembly includes a first buckle member having an insertion member, a second buckle member, a first buckle latch, a second buckle latch, a plurality of resilient elements, and a locking arrangement. The locking arrangement includes at least two locking protrusions and at least one guiding member. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228251

Shoe, in particular sports shoe

A shoe, in particular a sports shoe, having a sole connected to a shoe upper. The sole includes: a first sole part having a bottom plate arranged with a number of first damping elements; a second sole part having a cover plate arranged with a number of second damping elements; a connecting part having a number of interconnected plug connections. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228250

Automatic lacing system

An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228249

Adjustable stop piece for lacings and method of use

A stopper for securing an end of a lace in an article having at least one eyelet, such as a shoe, without having to form an exposed knot. A thin, rigid body includes a series of openings arranged in a row, including a first, middle opening through which the lace is routed from the eyelet, a second opening proximate one end through which the lace is routed from the middle opening, and a third opening proximate an opposite through which the lace is routed from the second opening via the first end of the body, the third opening having a slot-shaped configuration. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228248

Article of footwear incorporating foam-filled elements and methods for manufacturing the foam-filled elements

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure has a plurality of support elements, and each of the support elements include a shell and a core. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228247

Elastic cushion for a footwear item, footwear item having such an elastic cushion

Provided is an elastic cushion for the disposal on a textile footwear item. The cushion, in a state when disposed on the sole of a foot, on the side that faces the foot has a shape that is complementary to the arch of the foot. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228246

Waterproof and breathable shoe

A waterproof and breathable shoe that includes an upper assembly that wraps around a foot insertion region and associated, in its plantar region, with an outsole; the upper assembly has a first portion that is structured like an upper and a second portion, substantially a structural insert, that is structured like an assembly insole for the first portion and is extended at least at the forefoot; the first portion has at least one waterproof portion that is composed at least partly of a waterproof and breathable functional element that has a one piece structure made of polymeric material that is impermeable to water and permeable to water vapor, constituting for the first portion the structural layer of the upper of the waterproof and breathable shoe, at least one functional portion of the functional element having a thickness to give it a penetration resistance of more than approximately 10 n.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228245

Skate boot having an inner liner with an abrasion resistant overlay

A liner for a skate boot that includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface is configured to be mounted to a shell of the skate boot. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228244

Dynamic lacing system

An article of footwear includes an upper defining an interior void and a first cable movable in a tightening direction to move the upper into a tightened state and movable in a loosening direction to move the upper into a loosened state. The article of footwear also includes a tightening grip operable to be moved away from the upper in a first direction to move the first cable in the tightening direction and a cable lock operable in a locked state to restrict movement of the first cable in the loosening direction and operable in an unlocked state to permit movement of the first cable in the loosening direction. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228243

Dynamic lacing system

An article of footwear includes an upper defining an interior void and a first cable movable in a tightening direction to move the upper into a tightened state and movable in a loosening direction to move the upper into a loosened state. The article of footwear also includes a tightening grip operable to be moved away from the upper in a first direction to move the first cable in the tightening direction and a cable lock operable in a locked state to restrict movement of the first cable in the loosening direction and operable in an unlocked state to permit movement of the first cable in the loosening direction. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228242

Athletic shoe having a cross-training configuration and a weight-training configuration

An athletic shoe is selectively configurable between a weight-training configuration and a cross-training configuration. The athletic shoe includes an upper portion configured to receive a foot and a first sole portion connected to the upper portion. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228241

Knitted article with at least one scallop element and methods of manufacture

In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to an article at least partially formed by a knitted component. In some embodiments, the article may include an upper for an article of footwear. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228240

Headwear system

A headwear system for protecting a user includes a crown portion and a brim portion. The crown portion has interior and exterior surfaces bound by a perimeter and the crown portion is configured to absorb shock to a head of a wearer in the event of an impact and has a concave surface and a convex surface having an apex. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228239

Spring absorption technology (s.a.t.) helmet

A football helmet comprising at least one compression spring that connects one or more inner shells to an outer shell. Once the multiple shells are connected, they provide a multiple layer protection system that absorbs and reflects energy by compressing. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228238

Helmet with built-in automobile data recorder

A helmet with a built-in automobile data recorder is provided, including a helmet shell, with a motherboard and a deputy motherboard thereon, a flat cable is connected there between. The motherboard has a lens and a flat cable joint, and the deputy motherboard has a lithium battery, a charging data interface, a function key, and a working lamp, a reset key and an abnormal lamp being arranged from top to bottom. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228237

Eyelashes unit with multi-pole magnetizing flexible strip

An eyelashes unit with multi-pole magnetizing flexible strip for attaching onto real eyelashes of a user which includes at least one eyelashes member. The eyelashes member includes a pair of flexible magnetic strips and has a plurality pairs of magnetic poles along a longitudinal or a width direction. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228236

Hair extension

A natural hair extension includes an elastic band. The elastic band includes an uppermost elastic ring, a middle elastic ring, a lowermost elastic ring, and a sinusoidal shaped thread attached to each of the uppermost elastic ring, the middle elastic ring, and the lowermost elastic ring. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228235

Shoulder transfer weight support

A wearable weight support that transfers the weight of heavy garments that rely on shoulder support, off of the shoulders to the hips of the user. The device provides additional posterior radiation protection to the wearer as the back support can be made from radio-opaque materials. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228234

Magnetic belt

The magnetic belt is an improved version of the classic wearable belt, that has a more precise fit, and no loose ends. The magnetic belt has three main differences from the classic belt. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228233

Insulated composite fabric

An insulated composite fabric has an inner fabric layer, an outer fabric layer, and an insulating-filler layer enclosed there between. The insulating-filler layer is a textile fabric with at least one raised surface. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228232

Apparel pocket system

Aspects herein provide for a pocket structure for an apparel item. The apparel item comprises an outer panel of material, an inner panel of material, a pocket panel, and a double-layer trim piece such as a waistband. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228231

Uniwrap garment from a single seamless piece of material

A seamless garment constructed out of a single piece of material will allow for a reduction in manufacturing costs and a lengthened life of the garment due to its simplicity of design and lack of seams. The garment may consist of a single piece of material divided into two panels by a pair of cuts, each extending toward the other, partway through the body of the piece of material. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228230

Half mitten apparatus to safely demonstrate motorist hands during a traffic stop

A half mitten apparatus to safely demonstrate motorist hands during a traffic stop includes a first half-mitten, a second half-mitten, and a flexible connector. The first half-mitten and the second half-mitten each comprises a visually accentuating outer layer, an inner layer, a finger receiving receptacle, and an eyelet. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228229

Work gloves

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a glove, having a palm-side base material, a backhand-side base material attached to the palm-side base material, and at least one repositionable finger covering operable to selectively cover a finger. A respective repositionable finger covering of the at least one repositionable finger covering is positionable in a finger-covering configuration, in which a finger is not exposed from the glove, and is positionable in a finger-exposed configuration, in which the finger is exposed from the glove while the glove is on a user's hand. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228228

Garment with reconfigurable exterior panels

A garment with reconfigurable panels uses multiple mounting panels to form a user-customizable piece of clothing. The mounting panels form attachment points that enable the user to attach various aesthetic or functional patches to the garment. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228227

Easy take off disposable gown (super gown)

Disposable hospital gown for the purpose of quick wear and quick removal without sacrificing the protection of harmful substances and contaminates for the provider/user.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228226

Rehabilitation compression garments

A rehabilitation compression garment includes a shirt, pants and socks each having a plurality of pockets that are positioned so as to correspond to a major muscle group of a garment wearer. Each of the pockets including a connector for securing a therapy pack within the pocket. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228225

Garment having antistatic capability

Provided is a garment that has an antistatic capability and exhibits washing durability without, when producing a woven or knitted fabric, using a conductive fiber at a part that becomes a wearing part of the woven or knitted fabric, and without applying an antistatic treatment to the woven or knitted fabric, but rather by incorporating a conductive fiber into a sewing thread. The garment according to the present invention has a conductive fiber incorporated in a sewing thread (linking thread), and has a frictional charge amount of 0.8 μc or less per garment. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228224

Integrated sensory system

An integrated sensory system includes a therapeutic compression vest. The vest has a first layer, a second layer and a third layer. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228223

Wire guidance system and method of use

Disclosed are garments with selective wire management systems, as well as ports for adapting garments without selective wire management systems. Garments for wire management may include one or more ports which define an aperture through which headphone wire is passed. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228222

Swaddling garment with gel pad

An infant sleeping garment has a main body formed from a front surface joined to a rear surface. The rear surface has an attached flap portion which can be closed to form a rear compartment between the rear surface of the garment and the flap portion. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228221

Two-in-one leggings with bikini-styled inner layer

A leggings apparatus is shown. The leggings are configured to be worn by a user without the need for the user to wear an undergarment. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228220

Elastic-fitting shirt

An elastic-fitting shirt is used as an article of clothing that provides a snug fit and a slimming look. The elastic-fitting shirt includes a shirt and an elastic hem. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228219

Atomizer and electronic cigarette using the same

An atomizer and an electronic cigarette comprising the atomizer. The atomizer comprises a liquid storage tube (1), a liquid adjustment assembly (2), and an atomization head (5). ...

08/16/18 / #20180228218

Multifunctional electronic cigarette and multifunctional portable electronic device

The present is a multifunctional electronic cigarette. In the multifunctional electronic cigarette, an interchangeable member can include one of an e-liquid cassette having an atomizing component, an alcohol detecting device and a led device; a processing module can control the power supply module to respectively apply an initial voltage and a test voltage to the connection assembly in sequential order, and calculate an operational resistance of the interchangeable member during the process of applying voltages, and then control the power supply module to generate operation voltage and current to the interchangeable member according to the operational resistance. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228217

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180228216

A cartridge assembly for an aerosol-generating system and an aerosol-generating system comprising a cartridge assembly

A cartridge assembly for an aerosol-generating system, including a cartridge including a first compartment having a first air inlet and outlet, a second compartment having a second air inlet and outlet, and a mouthpiece partially surrounding the cartridge and having a third air outlet, the cartridge and the mouthpiece being longitudinally movable relative to one another between a retracted position and an extended position creating a chamber therebetween in fluid communication with the first, second, and third air outlets, the air inlets and the first and second air outlets are obstructed by the mouthpiece in the retracted position, the third air outlet is obstructed by the cartridge, and in the extended position air is drawable into the chamber along first and second airflow pathways extending from the respective air inlet through the compartment to the air outlet, and out of the chamber through the third air outlet.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228215

Airflow puff topography measurement device and method

Provided herein is a device for measuring puff topography generated by a human user of a smoking device and methods for using the same. The device may be used for research on puffing behavior of tobacco product users in both clinical and non-clinical settings.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228214

Container containing a nicotine solution

There is provided a contained nicotine solution comprising (i) a container; and (ii) a nicotine solution contained within the container, wherein at least 5 wt % of the nicotine present in the solution is in protonated form, wherein at least a portion of the container in contact with the nicotine solution is formed from polycarbonate or polypropylene.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228213

Aerosol generating article with a rupturing system and a blister capsule

There is provided an aerosol-generating article including at least one blister capsule including a volatile liquid, the article further including a rupturing system including a first tube and a second tube both arranged in operational engagement defining a volume; the first and second tubes being movable relative to each other along a first motion path from a first position to a second position, such that the defined volume is larger in the first position than in the second position; the first tube including a first rupturing member arranged at least partially inside the first tube, such that in the first position the first rupturing member is contained completely in the defined volume; and, in the second position, the first rupturing member at least partially protrudes from the defined volume and is configured to rupture the capsule and to form an aperture extending through the capsule.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228212

Electronic cigarette tip cleaning device

An electronic cigarette tip cleaning device that provides users of electronic cigarettes with a product specifically designed for cleaning and sanitizing the tips of these e-cigarettes. The electronic cigarette tip cleaning device includes an indicia identifying the electronic cigarette tip cleaning device, a base tube having a generally tubular shape, a gripping surface placed on a side surface of the base tube to facilitate grasping the electronic cigarette tip cleaning device and a key chain hook having an aperture disposed on the key chain hook, the key chain hook extends from the side surface of the base tube to receive a key chain is inserted through the aperture and held within the aperture.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228211

Smoking-pipe having multiple selectable chambers and method

A smoking-pipe includes a pipe body, a cylinder, and a cylinder cover. The cylinder includes a plurality of smoking-chambers which may hold a reserve of combustible material for smoking. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228210

Smoker's compact utility device and system

A compact utility device, system, and method of use for and by smokers is disclosed. The compact utility device is configured to have at least two separate compartments formed in the case, and independent doors located at an end of the case to allow access to each of the separate compartments. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228209

Graphene adsorbing material, preparation method therefor and application thereof, and cigarette filter tip and cigarette

A graphene adsorbing material, a preparation method therefor and application thereof, and a cigarette filter tip and a cigarette are provided. The graphene adsorbing material comprises a fiber carrier, graphene and doped elements wherein the graphene and the doped elements are loaded on the fiber carrier and the doped elements comprise at least one of al, si and fe. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228208

Insertable filter unit

An insertable filter unit for insertion into a smoking article filter having a recess, wherein the insertable filter unit includes an outer casing defining a cavity for storing a smoke modifying agent, and wherein the insertable filter unit is arranged to be inserted into the recess of the smoking article filter by a user.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228207

Marked filter paper for use as test substrate in standardized methods for evaluation of the ignition propensity of cigarettes

The present invention relates to a cellulose filter paper for testing the ignition propensity of cigarette paper that is provided with a marking with which the rough surface of the filter paper can be distinguished from the smooth surface, and a method for its production, a method for testing the ignition propensity of cigarette paper, and a kit having a plurality of such filter papers or stacks of such filter papers.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228206

Herb dispenser and roller

An herb dispenser is provided. The herb dispenser includes a housing. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228205

Smokeless tobacco products with starch component

A smokeless tobacco product configured for insertion into the mouth of a user is provided. The smokeless tobacco product includes a tobacco material and a specific starch material that imparts specific textural properties to the product. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228204

Translucent smokeless tobacco product

The invention provides a smokeless tobacco product comprising a tobacco extract. In some embodiments, the smokeless tobacco product is translucent. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228203

Pre-vapor formulation for formation of organic acids during operation of an e-vaping device

A pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device including a vapor former, nicotine, sugars or polysaccharide carbohydrates, an oxidant, and a base. A method of increasing stability of ingredients of a pre-vapor formulation includes mixing a vapor former, nicotine, sugars and/or polysaccharide carbohydrates, an oxidant and an added base, catalyzing a reaction between the sugars or polysaccharide carbohydrates, the oxidant and the base, and generating acids via a reaction therebetween, wherein a concentration of the nicotine in a vapor phase of the vapor is equal to or smaller than substantially 1% by weight.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228202

Edible print substrates and methods of making and using the same

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to edible print substrates. The edible print substrates can include a base layer and a print layer. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228201

Decorating system for edible items

In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to decorating and printing of an edible design on a printable base media based on a user selected image. A central control device may provide, to a remote computing device, a graphical user interface for reviewing images, receive, from the remote computing device via the graphical user interface, selection of an image, generate print data based on the selected image, and transmit the print data to the remote computing device for printing with an edible media printer equipped with edible ink.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228200

Apparatus for cleaning items from a conveying apparatus

A roller brush bed and a fluid delivery system are provided. The fluid deliver system includes a fluid source, a fluid supply tube connected to the fluid source, a movable fluid delivery bar in fluid communication with the fluid supply tube and a drive system attached to the movable fluid delivery bar and configured to move the movable fluid delivery bar relative to the at least one roller brush and along the roller brush bed, wherein the movable fluid delivery bar is configured to spray fluid toward the at least one roller brush as the movable fluid delivery bar is moved along the roller brush bed.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228199

Edible energy composition with low caffeine

An energy composition includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative, and at least one flavorant in a sufficient amount to render the energy composition palatable. The energy composition may also include vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, preservatives, and the like.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228198

Fasting mimicking diet

A fasting mimicking diet package providing daily meal portions for a predetermined number of days is provided. The fasting mimicking diet package includes a kale cracker composition, a first vegetable broth composition, a mushroom soup composition, a tomato soup composition, a quinoa-containing minestrone soup composition, a bean-containing minestrone soup composition, and a pumpkin soup composition. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228197

Methods for production of an immune-active milk product and uses thereof

The present invention includes a method to produce immune-active milk products from raw milk. The method includes the steps of separating a raw milk composition into a nonfat milk fraction and a fat fraction, followed by uv-c pasteurization of the nonfat milk fraction to yield the immune-active milk product. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228196

High-energy and protein-enriched nutritional composition

This application relates to a high-protein and high-calorie, ready-to-use, heat-sterilized, oral enteral nutritional composition.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228195

Nutritional composition for use in promoting gut and/or liver maturation and/or repair

The present invention relates to synthetic nutritional compositions for use to promote the maturation and/or repair of the liver and/or gut, and/or to treat and/or prevent and/or reduce the risk of liver and/or gut and/or metabolic disease. The compositions according to the invention have low mct medium chain fatty acid (mcfa) content and low palmitic acid content.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228194

Functional wine

This invention comprises a new mixture aimed to maximize in the health of the human body the positive effects of polyphenols contained in fruits such as grapes, blueberries, and blackberries, and also in products derived from them such as jams and red wines. The mixture includes, specifically, the use of a standardized extract of black pepper, of the piper nigrum species. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228193

Method for the production of a microalgal biomass of optimised sensory quality

The methods disclosed herein relate to methods for conditioning a biomass of microalgae of the genus chlorella, produced by fermentation under heterotrophic conditions and in the absence of light for the preparation of a flour having an optimized sensory profile.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228192

Composition comprising taste modulation compounds, their use and foodstuff comprising them

Flavour modifying composition comprising one or more flavour modifying compounds of formula i, product comprising said flavour modifying composition, use of said flavour modifying composition for modifying taste perception in foodstuffs and beverages and method of improving taste perception in a foodstuff or beverage comprising adding said flavour modifying composition to said foodstuff or beverage”. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228191

Composition comprising taste modulation compounds, their use and foodstuff comprising them

Flavour modifying composition comprising one or more specific flavour modifying compounds, product comprising said flavour modifying composition, use of said flavour modifying composition for modifying taste perception in foodstuffs and beverages and method of improving taste perception in a foodstuff or beverage comprising adding said flavour modifying composition to said foodstuff or beverage.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228190

A shaped savoury concentrate article

The invention relates to a shaped savoury concentrate article having a water content of not more than 10 wt. %, said article comprising: ⋅ 50-95 wt. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228189

Process for maintaining freshness of vegetable pieces

A packaged food product and methods of making and using it. In some embodiments. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228188

Microalgal-flour-based vegetable fat and its use in breadmaking and patisserie

The invention concerns a vegetable butter in the form of a paste, obtained from non-animal raw materials, which is capable of fully or partially replacing fats of vegetable and/or animal origin, and more particularly animal fats such as butter. The invention also concerns its uses as novel products in the fields of breadmaking and/or patisserie and/or viennoiserie. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228187

Packaged wheat flour

Provided is wheat flour that can be shaken out from a shaker-type container onto a food stuff in small amounts with less scattering and splashing by a shaking operation, as well as less formation of lumps. Provided is packaged wheat flour packed in a shaker-type container having one or more shaker holes with a maximum width of 2 to 12 mm, the wheat flour having an angle of difference of 13.5 to 30 degrees.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228186

Method of neutralizing ammonia odor and flavor from shark and other urea-containing fish

A composition for and method of neutralizing ammonia odor and flavor from shark and other urea-containing fish includes soaking the fish in a refrigerated (4° c.) bath containing water (88.0%), dry skim milk solids (7.5%), dry buttermilk solids (2.5%), and salt (2.0%) for 18-20 minutes, with the objective of improving consumer perception of odor and taste during consumption of the fish.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228185

Shelf-stable liquid beverage enhancer products

A liquid beverage enhancer product for a food product, including a shelf-stable and physically stable, highly concentrated liquid flavor, sweetener, and/or color solution including at least 10% non-water solvents with humectant properties including propylene glycol and optionally a non-water solvent chosen from the group consisting of glycerol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, propanediol, and combinations thereof, 5-90% flavors and colors, 0-70% water, 0-30% high intensity sweeteners, 0-40% sugars, and 0-40% acid, and including 0-0.10% w/w of a chemical preservative, wherein said liquid beverage enhancer product has a ph greater than 4.6. A method of enhancing a liquid beverage by adding a liquid beverage enhancer product to a food product, and enhancing the flavor and color of the food product without curdling.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228184

Aseptic method of preparing fruit juice and non-fruit juice beverages to improve flavor profiles and retain organoleptic properties of fruit juice and non-fruit juice beverages

An aseptic method of preparing high acid and low acid fruit and non-fruit beverages to improve flavor profiles and retain organoleptic properties of the fresh ingredients is provided, as well as the fruit and non-fruit beverages obtained through this process with the benefit of extended shelf-life.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228183

Meat dewatering assembly

A meat dewatering assembly (10) includes a support frame (12), a twin screw dewatering unit (14), a drive assembly (16) coupled with the unit (14), and a perforated housing (60). The unit (14) has a pair of tapered, non-parallel, intermeshed, helically flighted screws (52, 54) presenting nip clearances (59) between the fighting (55). ...

08/16/18 / #20180228182

Compositions to increase milk fat production in lactating ruminants and methods using the same

Disclosed is a composition comprising a gluconic acid and/or one or more gluconic acid derivatives and a controlled release agent, wherein the controlled release agent allows partial, substantial, or substantially complete ruminal bypass of the composition. The composition may be used as a ruminant feed or feed supplement, particularly for increasing milk fat production in a lactating ruminant, for improving the health status of the hindgut of a ruminant, for increasing the production of butyrate in the hindgut of a ruminant, and/or for increasing somatic growth of a ruminant.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228181

Microbial composition

The present invention refers to a microbial composition comprising probiotic microorganisms, adjuvants and an acceptable carrier. The composition of the invention is stable and shows efficacy in reducing the incidence of diarrhea in calves and also achieves a significant increase in their body weight.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228180

Machine for making and dispensing a liquid or semi-liquid product

A machine for making and dispensing cold or ice beverages, such as cool drinks, slushes, sorbets and the like, comprising at least: a containment and processing tank for the product to be dispensed which has a front wall, which is equipped at the bottom of it with a dispensing mouth for dispensing the beverage, a dispenser, located at the beverage dispensing mouth and able to be turned on or off to allow the beverage to be dispensed; a thermal treatment cylinder located inside the containment tank; a stirrer located outside an outer surface of said thermal treatment cylinder and adapted to rotate about a respective axis of rotation; a thermal treatment plant comprising a first exchanger, a second heat exchanger, a pressure reducing unit and a compressor, the first heat exchanger being located inside said thermal treatment cylinder.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228179

Glycerin-based gummy candy and foam candy products with probiotic bacteria

The present invention relates to a glycerin-based candy product comprising probiotic bacteria, said product having a moisture content less than 9% and a water activity (aw) less than 0.5 and comprising a) glycerin in an amount of 10% to 40% (w/w), b) 40% to 75% (w/w) of at least one saccharide or at least one polyol which is not glycerin, or a mixture thereof, c) at least one hydrocolloid, and d) at least one species of a probiotic bacterium. Further, the invention relates to methods for producing a glycerin-based candy product comprising probiotic bacteria.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228178

Printed chocolate structures

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

08/16/18 / #20180228177

Method for processing green coffee beans

Disclosed herein is a method for processing green coffee beans, including: (1) loading unroasted green coffee beans on a mesh-like plate, placing in a container the mesh-like plate having the green coffee beans loaded thereon, introducing water into the bottom of the container so as to be spaced apart from the lower surface of the mesh-like plate, and closing the lid of the container to seal the container; (2) placing the sealed container in a heating cabinet, and then steaming the green coffee beans at low temperature for 10 to 12 days while maintaining the internal temperature of the heating cabinet at 70 to 80° c.; and (3) opening the lid of the container, and then drying the steamed green coffee beans for 4 to 6 days while maintaining the internal temperature of the heating cabinet at 38 to 43° c.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228176

Powder composition for preparing dairy-free cheese

A powder composition for preparing dairy-free cheese. This composition includes a combination of legume protein, hydroxypropylated starch phosphate, tapioca flour, carrageenan, locust bean gum and lactic acid. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228175

Processes for the enzymatic treatment of uht sterilized milks to reduce cooked flavor, sulfur odor, and brown color

Disclosed are processes for reducing the cooked flavor, sulfur odor, and brown color of milk products that have been subjected to ultra-high temperature (uht) sterilization via the use of lactose oxidase or glucose oxidase.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228174

Seed treatment

The invention provides a seed treatment method comprising: (i) mixing starting materials (7) comprising an aqueous liquid (2), anaerobic bacteria (1), a substrate (3) for the anaerobic bacteria, and seeds (4), to provide a mixture (10) having a void volume (15) between the seeds, wherein at least 50% of the void volume comprises the aqueous liquid, (ii) storing the mixture in a condition to prevent oxygen from entering the mixture during a treatment time, to provide treated seeds (9), wherein the treatment time is at least 6 hours and at maximum 14 days, and (iii) collecting the treated seeds (9) from the mixture (10).. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228173

Infusion methods and products

The present specification provides, e.g., processes for infusing food bodies with infusion formulations, including long chain molecules such as soluble corn fiber, and provides food products infused with such formulations. Also provided are infusion formulations for performing such methods.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228172

Method for washing, sorting, counting and bagging shellfish

A system for processing shellfish includes an input hopper that receives a batch of shellfish to be processed. A conveyer is positioned to receive shellfish from the input hopper and transports the shellfish through the system. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228171

Apparatus for applying particulate matter to a substrate

A particulate duster system includes a duster used to apply particulate matter to a food product moving along a conveyor positioned beneath the duster. The duster is used to uniformly dispense particulate matter onto a moving product conveyor for carrying a food product to be dusted.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228170

Shutter piece, shutter set, shutter device and forming device

A shutter piece has a first side surface which seals a peripheral portion of an outer skin material above an inner material, a second side surface which is located below the first side surface and contacts the outer skin material earlier than the first side surface so as to centrally gather the outer skin material toward a location above a center of the inner material, and a third side surface which is located below the first side surface and defines a portion of a pyramid-like space above the inner material when the peripheral portion of the outer skin material is sealed by the first side surface.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228169

Method for operating an indoor pizza oven appliance

A method for operating an oven appliance includes working an upper heating element and a lower heating element of the oven appliance during a normal operating mode in order to heat a cooking chamber of the oven appliance. The upper heating element is positioned at a top portion of the cooking chamber. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228168

Rat repellent system and method

A rat repellent system comprises a prepared solution comprising at least a solvent and an effective amount of crystal menthol. A structural member that is saturated with the prepared solution. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228167

Natural preservative composition

A natural preservative composition is provided and includes polylysine, shagbark hickory bark extract, honeysuckle and citric extract(s).. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228166

Environmental improvement material and manufacturing method thereof

An environmental improvement material includes granulated and/or powderized wakkanai diatom shale that has been subjected to a sterilization treatment and provides a disinfecting, sterilizing, or deactivating function, and disinfects, sterilizes, or deactivates microorganisms.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228165

Preparation able to produce biopesticide and/or repellent for controlling plant pathogens

A preparation able to produce a biopesticide and/or repellent for controlling plant pathogens, comprising at least one nanoporous material and at least one active enzyme, the at least one active enzyme being configured to transform at least one precursor into a biopesticide and/or repellent product. The preparation able to produce a biopesticide and/or repellent for controlling plant pathogens is remarkable in that the at least one active enzyme is immobilized within the at least one nanoporous material.. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228164

Impregnated odour control products and methods of making the same

A product capable of controlling odours arising from organic matter, and a method of making the product. The product comprises an admixture of a moldable thermoplastic and a benign dormant bacteria in a sporulated form, which admixture is formed by mixing the benign dormant bacteria into the moldable thermoplastic when the moldable thermoplastic is melted, and molding the admixture into a molded product. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228163

Facilitating plant growth with environmentally-tolerant rhizobia

Disclosed are methods for using rhizobial bacteria that are at least partially tolerant to multiple adverse environmental conditions to stimulate growth of plants grown under conditions that are not optimal for plant growth.. . ...

08/16/18 / #20180228162

Honey bee swarm lure

A biodegradable swarm lure formulation effective to provide for continuous release of one or more queen bee pheromone from a carrier over an extended period of time to effectively attract members of target honey bee populations includes a tincture of queen bee and a carrier effective to provide a substantially continuous release of the at least one queen bee pheromone over an extended period of time. One swarm lure formulation includes a tincture of queen bee, a biodegradable wax carrier, an emulsifier, a citral, a geraniol and a lemon grass oil. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228161

Novel formulations comprising phosphite

The invention relates to an aqueous suspension comprising a solubilized salt and insolubilized ingredients such as lignosulfonate and a dodecyl sulfate salt. The invention further relates to methods of producing said aqueous suspension, and to methods to employ said suspension for fertilizing agricultural plants and for protecting a plant or plant part against a pathogen. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228160

Antibacterial spectacle part and antibacterial treament method

An antibacterial spectacle part comprises a spectacle part, and a film formed on at least one surface of the spectacle part. The film is formed by a self-polymerization reaction of dopamine, and comprises a plurality of silver nano particles deposited on a surface of the film away from the spectacle part. ...

08/16/18 / #20180228159

Picolinamide compounds with fungicidal activity

This disclosure relates to picolinamides of formula i and thei