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Improved vermicomposting toilet facility

A pillow for babies and/or infants includes a deformable core, which is not flat, in order to accommodate the form of the head of the baby or infant. The deformable core includes externally a three-dimensional woven layer surrounding a barrier that is impermeable to gases and liquids in order to prevent gases and liquids from reaching the interior of the core.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The invention relates to a toilet installation comprising equipment (4) presenting a gravity discharge opening (5) for liquid effluent and solid waste, and a reception system (30) for receiving liquid effluent and solid waste dropping from the gravity discharge opening (5). The installation further comprises a transport device (35) for transporting the composting medium in the form of a continuous bed of material of determined thickness and for a duration suitable for obtaining the composted medium, the transport device (35) comprising at least one support surface (36) for supporting the bed, which surface is placed under the top portion of the reception system and extends to a discharge edge (37) for discharging the composted medium dropping off said support surface.. ...

System and method for dispensing products

A tissue dispenser comprises a base, at least one retaining strut connected to the base, and a dispensing pedestal. The tissue dispenser further comprises a box filled with tissue and an aperture in the bottom of the box, wherein the dispensing pedestal passes through the aperture in the bottom of the box holding the tissue at or near the top of the box.. ...

Towel dispensing system including a bracket and water-resistant container with a handle

Systems and methods for dispensing towels. In one embodiment, the system includes a container configured to receive towels, and a bracket configured to mount to a support surface. ...

Spring-loaded toilet paper dispenser

A spring-loaded toilet paper dispenser for compact and aesthetic holding and dispensing of multiple rolls of toilet paper. The spring-loaded toilet paper dispenser generally includes an elongated housing to store rolls of toilet paper in a generally vertical stack until ready for use. ...

Toilet tissue caddy

Product, to be utilized. Also easily portable. ...

Telescopic foot and toe cleaner

A foot and toe washer may have telescopic sections locking into place in an extended state convenient to the user such that not all extensions may be used. Locking mechanisms for locking one extension to another internal extension may comprise a spring-loaded ball and associated orifice or extensions having larger or smaller diameters at ends with rough surfaces so the extensions lock into place by friction when used or comprise twisting grooves on the surfaces of two extensions. ...

Liquid dispensing units

A soap dispenser can be configured to dispense an amount of liquid soap, for example, upon detecting the presence of an object. Certain embodiments of the dispenser include a housing, reservoir, pump, motor, sensor, electronic processor, and nozzle. ...

Disposable covers for hot handles

The inventive subject matter provides apparatus, systems and methods for a low-cost, disposable protective cover for handles and other objects. The disposable cover can include a flexible tube having first and second ends, an inner surface and an outer surface. ...

Dual function garlic press

A dual function garlic press comprises an upper handle having a plunger, a lower handle having a receiving chamber and a cutter grid. The cutter grid is pivotally connected to the first side of plunger. ...

Kitchen cooking appliance with mobile drain fluid receptacle

A cooking appliance includes a housing and at least one upwardly facing cooking wall on which food product can directly sit for cooking, where the cooking wall is supported by the housing and has an associated drain path for residual cooking fluid and/or for cleaning fluid, where the drain path includes an outlet end. A mobile fluid receptacle located in an installed use position within the housing is positioned below the cooking wall. ...

Self-standing container for pre-soaking grilling plank

A self-standing container for holding and pre-soaking a cooking plank in a soaking liquid includes flexible walls forming a bag-like container with a chamber to receive the plank and the liquid. The container includes a deployable standing structure to enable the container to be placed in an upright position to conserve counter space. ...

Portable outdoor cooking device, system, and accessory thereof

A side shelf system configured to couple to a portable cooking station. The side shelf system includes a side shelf and a cutting board. ...

Barbecue grills

A charcoal grill includes a vessel configured to hold and burn charcoal for cooking food. The charcoal grill may include a receptacle moveable between a first position in which the receptacle is positioned for collecting ashes from charcoal burned in the vessel and a second position in which the receptacle is separated from the vessel for disposal of the collected ashes. ...

Indoor outdoor portable grill

A cooking appliance has a base with an upstanding wall defining a hollow interior with an opening. The base is configured to support a cooking grate adjacent to the opening. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220842

Cooking method for a cooking appliance including a stirring means, and corresponding cooking appliance

A cooking method and a cooking appliance allow the same cooking time to be used to cook different types of ingredients, without any action being required by the user.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220841

Product grouping and selection system and method for food holding devices

A system for storing food products at heated temperatures that includes a cabinet, a storage bin in the cabinet for receiving a tray, a temperature control device in thermal communication with the tray, and a controller displaying via a user interface a food product timer button that can be swiped to a side to change to a different food product timer button that is displayed on the user interface.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220840

Capsule for cleaning a beverage preparation machine and method for cleaning a brewing chamber

A capsule for cleaning a beverage preparation machine includes a container which is sealed at one end by a removable cover and contains at least one cleaning agent. A screen or grating located beneath the cover holds the cleaning agent within the container.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220839

Fast heat-up of a thermal conditioning device

The invention concerns a unit for controlling transmission of power to a thermal conditioning device e.g. For coffee machine, comprising a controller with a start-up profile for starting-up the device from a temperature of inactivity to an operative temperature for bringing to a target temperature a fluid circulating through said device at start-up end, the controller being arranged to allow circulation of fluid through the device at start-up end and to compare the determined temperature of fluid circulated at start-up end to the target temperature and derive a temperature difference therefrom. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220838

Hand-press coffee machine and method for brewing coffee

A hand-press coffee machine comprising a water tank, a hand pump which is disposed at the upper end of the water tank, and a brewing component which is connected to the lower end of the water tank; a water hole is disposed at the point where the water tank and the brewing component are connected; the hand pump is used to pump the water in the water tank into the brewing component through the water hole; a unidirectional valve, which is disposed in the water hole between the water tank and the brewing component, is set to merely allow the water in the water tank to flow into the brewing component; the present invention can effectively protect the coffee powder from being pre-soaked.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220837

Milk foam dispensing system

A system, method, and apparatus for producing an ingredient foam such as milk foam for use with other products such as beverages. An ingredient dispensing assembly is included for receiving one or more ingredients from an ingredient dispensing apparatus, processing the ingredients and dispensing a general uniform, consistent foam. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220836

Apparatus and method for infusing and dispensing oils

The present invention pertains in general to an apparatus and method for the infusing, agitation and dispensation of oils in a controlled manner to produce a desired potency of an infusion while remaining below an identified maximum temperature threshold.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220835

Beverage dispenser systems and methods

A cartridge adaptor system may include a puncturing device; a nozzle adaptor including: a puncture port configured to receive the puncturing device; a nozzle coupling portion configured to releasably couple to a beverage dispenser nozzle; and a cartridge coupling portion configured to releasably couple to a cartridge containing a beverage ingredient; and a cartridge holster having a receiving portion for receiving a portion of the cartridge. The puncturing device may be configured to puncture the cartridge thereby releasing the beverage ingredient.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220834

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. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220833

Digital scale and brewing process therefrom

A digital scale for optimizing coffee brewing, and pour-over brewing in particular, is provided. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to a scale configured to determine the target amount of water to add based on any amount of coffee grounds used, compare an actual pour rate to a target pour rate when adding the target amount of water over a specific target pour time, and clearly communicate the same to the user.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220832

Coffee maker

A drip filter coffee making device has a filter basket with a lid. The lid supports a water dispenser for wetting grounds in the filter basket. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220831

Slow cooker lid-mounted warming dish

A warming dish for mounting atop a functioning slow cooker with a lid, which includes a main dish housing having at least one side wall and a bottom, wherein the bottom has a predetermined center and is dome-shaped rising toward the center, and wherein the bottom has an upwardly extending recess at the center to accommodate positioning over a lid handle of a slow cooker. The invention also includes the warming dish in combination with a slow cooker.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220830

Heat conserving pot support and method of using for stoves

A pot support and method of use are disclosed for improving the efficiency at fuel-fired cookstoves. Heat transfer to a cooking vessel is improved by directing hot exhaust gases along the outer walls of a cooking vessel by providing a vertical lip at the outer edge of the pot support that lends to an improvement in cookstove thermal efficiency.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220829

Vacuum juicer

The invention discloses a vacuum juicer, and belongs to the field of juicers. The vacuum juicer comprises a vacuum cover assembly, a stirring cup assembly and a main unit, wherein the vacuum cover assembly comprises a vacuum cover and a cam rotating around the vacuum cover, and a sealant is arranged on the cam; the stirring cup assembly comprises a stirring cup holder and a stirring cup, and a movable valve is arranged on the stirring cup and slides up and down to control opening and closing of a stirring cup air hole; a vacuum pump in the main unit is in sealed connection with the internal space of the vacuum cover. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220828

Automatic and adjustable spiralizer apparatus

A food processing device includes a base portion with a motor housing upwardly extending from a first end of the base portion. A motor is disposed within the motor housing. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220827

Smart parcel safe

A smart parcel safe including a container defining an enclosure with an opening, a lid attached to the container by hinges and formed to fit over the opening and securely close the enclosure in a closed orientation, the lid being hinged to move from the closed orientation into an open orientation so as to provide access to the enclosure through the opening, a mobile communication device including an app designed to control locking/unlocking of an associated locking mechanism, and an electronically controlled locking mechanism affixed to the container and the lid, the electronically controlled locking mechanism being associated with the mobile communication device so as to be locked/unlocked in response to operation of the mobile communication device.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220826

Aerial delivery system and method

An aerial delivery system includes an elongate member, a cover, a sensor, and a motorized actuator. The elongate member has both a top end and a bottom end, and is configured to receive items, particularly mail and packages, from a delivery means, particularly an aerial drone. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220825

Auxiliary sock device

An auxiliary sock device includes a baseplate having first and second ends. Wherein the first end has one or more wings mounted at the side of the baseplate, curved outwardly, to retain the open end of a sock to receive the user's foot. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220824

Clothing accessory for assisting with instalation of a clothing article

A clothing accessory having a flexible elongate body with a leading end and a trailing end, said elongate body comprising: a slot proximate to at least one of the trailing end and the leading end of the flexible elongate body, wherein the slot comprises a first open end, a second open end, and a middle section in between said first and second open ends. The first and second open ends and middle section are configured in such a way that a clothing article may substantially pass through the slot and allow the clothing accessory to assist a user with affixing the clothing article to a piece of clothing.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220823

Magnetic retention device for tumbler carrying tray

A retention device for a vessel has a bottom portion affixed to a serving vessel with a first magnet contained therein, and a holder having a recess formed into a top surface and having a second magnet at a bottom of the recess, wherein the recess is formed in a size, shape and depth for receiving and releasably retaining the bottom portion through mutual attracting of the first and second magnets. In optional embodiments, the bottom portion may comprise a coaster, and the vessel may comprise a beverage tumbler. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220822

Drink coaster foldable into stand

A drink coaster configured to be converted into a stand. The drink coaster includes a flat sheet of material including a first preferential fold line extending across the flat sheet of material between a first panel of the flat sheet of material and a second panel of the flat sheet of material, and a second preferential fold line extending across the flat sheet of material between the second panel of the flat sheet of material and a third panel of the flat sheet of material. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220821

Changeable placemat system

A changeable placemat system is provided. The changeable placemat system may have a rigid unit and at least one flexible unit wherein the flexible unit may be selectively and temporarily inserted over the rigid unit for display and protection. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220820

Illuminated beverage cooler

An illuminated beverage cooler includes a cylinder that may have a beverage container inserted therein. The cylinder is comprised of a thermally insulating material to maintain a temperature of the beverage cooler. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220819

Portable cooler container with active temperature control

An actively heated mug, travel mug, baby bottle, water bottle or liquid container is provided. The mug, travel mug, baby bottle, water bottle or liquid container can include a body that receives a liquid therein and a heating or cooling system at least partially disposed in the body. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220818

Sleeping support assembly

A sleeping support assembly for reposing in a prone position includes a first cushion that is configured to support a torso of a user. A second cushion is coupled to and extends from a first end of the first cushion. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220816

Hanging artwork system

A hanging artwork system includes a plurality of frame pieces each having a plurality of magnets, a plurality of foam pieces, and a plurality of adhesive pieces. The hanging artwork system is useful for hanging and removing artwork quickly and without damaging the hanging surface or the artwork.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220815

Laminated staple

An improved laminated staple (1) comprising a steel sheet bent as a “v” in a central portion thereof so as to form a central edge (12), two central walls (10, 20) diverging outwards from said central edge (12) and defining a first angle (α) therebetween, and a pair of ribs (30, 40) each extending laterally from said central walls (10, 20). The central walls (10, 20) and the ribs (30, 40) define a second angle (β) therebetween, which has a greater width than the width of said first angle (α).. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220814

Frame apparatus and method of assembling the same

A frame apparatus for displaying a flat article and a combined frame apparatus and flat article. In one aspect, the frame apparatus comprises an annular display frame defining a rabbet, a stack positioned in the rabbet, and an annular spacer frame. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220813

Checkout station with hanger hook

Described is a checkout station that includes a hanger hook coupled to a platform. The hanger hook is used to hang empty clothes hangers on, so the hangers can be collected and held in one location until they are re-used or disposed of. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220812

Signage systems and merchandising display assemblies

A shelf bracket for suspending merchandising display structures includes a generally planar main body portion, a proximal end for attachment to a shelf, and a distal end. The distal end is for suspending a merchandising display structure. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220811

Wall mounting devices

Wall mounting assemblies and methods are disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220810

Infant soother

A baby soothing system that includes a specially configured swaddling blanket, infant carrier, and (optionally) swinging assembly for, when assembled, simultaneously providing essential elements for infant's soothing.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220809

Collapsible breathable mattress

A mattress configured to form a sleeping surface in a playard is provided, comprising: an air permeable cover; and a frame including a pair hinges; wherein the cover includes a plurality of extensions that extend over the frame and opposing extensions of the plurality of extensions are connected together by a fastener that permits adjustment of a relative position of the opposing extensions to adjust a tension applied to the cover; wherein the cover includes a pair of side segments that are configured to be fixedly secured to the frame; and wherein the pair of hinges permit movement of the mattress between an expanded state and a collapsed state.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220808

Portable infant carrier

An infant carrier includes a set and a carry handle coupled to the seat. The carry handle is mounted for movement relative to the seat.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220807

Flame retardant cover

Flame retardant covers for mattress and flame retardant mattresses are provided. At least a portion of the fibers, yarns or the fabric of the covers is treated with a blend comprising a flame retardant compound such as ammonium phosphate. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220806

Inflatable pad and methods for using the same

The inflatable pad includes an inflatable frame having a length and width that defines a pad area suitable for supporting a person lying thereon. A plurality of internal support members are configured to support the weight of a person lying thereon and elevate the person above the ground. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220805

Vibration motor assembly for bed facility

The disclosure generally relates to a vibration motor assembly. The vibration motor assembly includes a vibration motor, at least one flexible connector adapted to suspend the vibration motor from a bed frame support surface, and a controller adapted to control the vibration motor. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220804

Bottom for bed apparatus

To provide a bottom for a bed apparatus that can relieve the sensation of being pressed and that at the same time is lightweight, easy to transport and can be cleaned easily. A bottom for a bed apparatus having a back-raising mechanism, includes a flexing bottom that is arranged between a back bottom and a hip bottom and can be flexed. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220803

Multi-function shelter system

A multi-function shelter system is disclosed for providing in-place sheltering for emergencies, which may be activated and accessed easily and rapidly, giving a user time to protect themselves during emergency events. The system may be implemented as a safety bed system, and includes a protective chamber into which at least one person may enter and seek refuge. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220802

Trash collection device

Disclosed herein is a trash collection device. In some embodiments, the trash collection device is placed under a seat and multiple bags are available. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220801

Personal chair with detachable armrests and backrest

A single-person chair includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a generally convex central portion extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The central portion extends upwardly, forming a first pool between the proximal end and the central portion and a second pool between the distal end and the central portion. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220800

Soft polyurethane foam molded article and seat pad

The present invention provides a soft polyurethane foam molded article (1) that has a mounting surface (1a) and is obtained by foam-molding a foaming stock solution. The soft polyurethane foam molded article (1) includes a plurality of layered parts (11 and 12) that form layers in a vertical direction (y) perpendicular to the mounting surface. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220799

Corner shield

A corner shield for protecting corners of objects for placement on a substantially horizontal surface comprising a body and an elongated protector. The body comprises inner and outer support sections with a slot therebetween for receiving an elongated protector. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220798

System of tool-less attachment of drawer slides and method thereof

A system of tool-less attachment of drawer slides/mounts comprising pre-attached/pre-installed fasteners on a substrate that lock with corresponding pre-machined receiving openings. There is a method of installation of drawer slides to a cabinet system wherein the pre-attached/pre-installed insertion component is press-fit into a pre-machined receiving point located on a panel of a drawer box and the pre-attached/pre-installed fastening component is locked with a pre-machined mating point on the cabinet framework.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220797

Slide rail mechanism and bracket device thereof

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

08/09/18 / #20180220796

Interlocking construction system for modular cabinets

A system for assembling a cabinet which includes a first base member having a first length and a base member channel extending the first length of the base member. The system includes a second base member having a second length, a second base member channel extending the second length of the second base member, a pair of opposing secondary members each having a third length and a secondary member channel extending the third length of the secondary members and a first cap member disposable in the base member channel. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220795

Apparatus for fitting a carrier element for articles in a body

An apparatus for fitting a carrier element in a body, including a pivoting member for arranging the carrier element, and fitting means for fitting the pivoting member on a wall of the body. The pivoting member includes two rotatable pivot arms and has three pivot axles. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220794

Variable planform shelving system

Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220793

Multi-tier interlinked folding frame

Foldable storage compartment having front and rear panels that are traversable closer to or further away from each other is disclosed. Left and right side collapsible panels may be attached to the front and rear panels. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220792

Multi-tier interlinked folding frame

Foldable storage compartment having front and rear panels that are traversable closer to or further away from each other is disclosed. Left and right side collapsible panels may be attached to the front and rear panels. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220791

Insulated transport cabinets for food and the like

The present disclosure provides an insulated transport cabinet for food or the like having a housing, a door, a hinge cover, and a hinge pin. The housing includes a barrel portion adjacent to a front surface and extending between top and bottom ends. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220790

Adjustable height desk with acoustical dome

The present invention is directed to a novel workstation which incorporates an acoustical dome for increased acoustic and visual privacy for the user. The workstation further is adjustable in height such that it is able to accommodate a range of users from the 5th percentile seated female to the 95th percentile standing male according to the dictates of ansi/hfes100-2007 national ergonomic standard. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220789

Personal control apparatus and method for sharing information in a collaborative workspace

A system comprising a switching device linked to a common display screen and including a wireless receiver configured to receive content, the switching device configured to use the received content to drive the common display screen and a plurality of interface devices, each interface device including an interface housing, an interface device processor, a control button mounted within the housing and a plug linked to the housing via a cable, the plug receivable within a connection port of a computing device, a first interface device including a first device processor, a first plug and a first control button, the first processor configured to perform the steps of, with the first plug received in the connection port of the first computing device and first content presented on the first display screen while other content is presented on the common display screen, detecting selection of the first control button and, upon detecting selection of the first control button, causing a wireless transmission to the switching device, upon receiving the wireless transmission, the switching device presenting the content from the first computing device display screen on the common display screen.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220788

Bracket for mounting adjustable-height leg

An assembly is disclosed having a panel forming part of a modular wall for dividing workspaces in an office, the panel having at least two channels formed therein; a desk surface; an adjustable-height leg, having an outer shell, a top casting for engagement with the desk surface and an actuator disposed within the outer shell for adjusting the height of the leg; and first and second brackets, said first bracket engaged with an upper end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and one of the channels formed in the panel and said second bracket engaged with a lower end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and the other channel formed in the panel and wherein the adjustable-height leg is supported by the first and second brackets and does not contact a floor surface underlying the panel.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220787

Brush organizer system

A brush organizer system including a support assembly including a first-elongated-support member, a second-elongated-support member, and a base. The first-elongated-support member and the second-elongated-support member are positioned parallel and adjacent to one another creating a channel for inserting at least one item having a handle. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220786

Upgraded brush

The upgraded brush comprises an housing seat of a body of application comprising, in turn, a first plurality of hairs adapted to spread a product on a work surface, in which the body of application comprises at least one element with predefined stiffness adapted to direct the product on the work surface and defining at least a portion with different texture with respect to the first plurality of hairs.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220785

Applicator device for applying a fluid or pasty product to keratin fibres

A one-piece applicator device for applying a fluid or pasty product to keratin fibres includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis xx and at least one flexible stem that is embedded at at least a first and a second point along the longitudinal core, the stem extending substantially along the longitudinal axis xx, spikes being provided on the core and/or on the at least one stem. The core is provided with at least one through-opening and the at least one flexible stem extends substantially in a radial plane and has at least a first and a second curve along its length, such that the stem crosses the at least one opening without contact in order to ensure mobility in a radial plane of the device.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220784

Roller hairbrush

A roller hairbrush that is separable into two parts: a hairbrush roller and a handle. The hairbrush roller has a roller body along which a plurality of bristles is oriented. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220783

Brush with rotating head

The present invention is a brush head that rotates to at least two locked positions on a noncoaxial axis relative to the longitudinal or length-wise axis of the handle. A locking trigger is provided to hold and release the rotating head. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220782

Phone ring holder

A holder accessory for a portable electronic device including a base portion configured for attachment to the portable electronic device, and a gripping component coupled to the base portion. The gripping portion can define an opening configured to receive a finger of a user to hold the electronic device. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220781

Rucksack

A back system for a rucksack including a harness configured to be at least in part in contact with a user's back in use, and having a back portion of knitted construction and at least one strap extending from the back portion; and a spacing apparatus arranged to create an air gap between at least part of a rear face of the rucksack and the back portion, in use.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220780

Backpack support system for hands-free transport of a bike on the wearer's back

A backpack support system has a frame, which is equipped with shoulder straps and preferably also a waist belt and which preferably inherently rigid so hat the loads that occur during use, the frame only flexes by inevitable amounts in the millimeter range by which any rigid body flexes when subjected to a load. A bike mount is fastened to the frame. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220779

Load adjustment system for backpacks

A backpack with an improved load adjustment system includes a body, a frame, a pair of shoulder straps, a load lifting strap extending from each of the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap and suspended by the frame, a yoke attached to the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap, a back panel attached to a hip belt having a first hip pad and a second hip pad, and a torso length adjustment strap extending from a first lower side portion of the frame to a second lower side portion of the frame opposite the first lower side portion of the frame and passing through a strap receiving member fixed to the yoke. The improved load adjustment system allows for quick adjustment while wearing the backpack and increased freedom of movement.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220778

Sporting weapon backpack

A sporting weapon backpack includes a folding protective cover that is sized to protect the majority of a sporting weapon, at least one bag compartment attached to the exterior surface of the second side of the folding protective cover, at least one temporary fastener attached to the peripheral edge of both sides of the folding protective cover, where the at least one temporary fastener is adapted to temporarily fasten one peripheral edge of the folding protective cover to the other peripheral edge of the folding protective cover. The backpack also includes a pouch attached near the bottom of the interior surface of at least one side of the folding protective cover, and at least one strap that is adapted to support the sporting weapon, where the sporting weapon may be supported and the at least one temporary fastener may be used to close the folding protective cover over the sporting weapon to securely hold and transport the sporting weapon.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220777

System and method for batch sizing hair dye mixtures

A system and method for batch sizing a formula that defining one or more hair dye materials and corresponding recommended amounts for creating an individual batch sized amount of a hair dye mixture. One method includes providing a control system having at least a processor and a computer-readable memory, wherein the memory contains software configured to receive a formula defining instructions for blending a hair dye mixture using one or more colorants and/or dye blending materials and amounts recommended for the hair dye mixture. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220776

Facial mask

A facial mask includes a mask body impregnated with a cosmetic composition and a composition retention structure for retaining the cosmetic composition in the mask body. The mask body includes a facial mask layer and a holding device including at least two ear mask layers integrally extended from two side portions of the facial mask layer and/or a chin mask layer integrally extended from a bottom portion of the facial mask layer, adapted for overlaying on the skin surfaces of the face, the ears and/or the chin of the user respectively for skin care treatment of the facial skin surface of the user while the holding device is adapted for wearing the facial mask layer on the user's face by holding to the ears of the user.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220775

Work holder for hair tension

A work holder for hair extension includes a bracket adapted to hold an extension hair piece, a body to which the bracket is detachably assembled and an attaching device that is adapted to attach the body to a flat surface. The bracket includes a plurality of comb bristle rods, each of which includes an elongated vertical bar having a predetermined length, a horizontal bar extending from the vertical bar and having a predetermined width, and a stop bar extending from the horizontal bar and having a predetermined height.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220774

Stabilized, precision, dual-brush eyelash application apparatus and method

A mascara application system includes two brushes on arms or wands. A manufacturing approach is included. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220773

Outer case for a cosmetic product having a pusher, packaging comprising such an outer case and product packaged in such packaging

Disclosed is an outer case specifically suitable for and intended to be joined to a case for a cosmetic product, in particular a stick of lipstick, including: a sleeve defining a housing that is able and intended to receive the case; a pusher mounted so as to be able to move in translation in the housing along the main axis with respect to the sleeve, the pusher including: • an outer body and an inner body, • an energy storage device between the outer body and the inner body, a member for locking the inner body with respect to the outer body against the energy storage device.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220772

Deodorant dispenser

A deodorant dispenser having a tub including a sidewall and a rim. The sidewall defines an elongated slot. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220771

Hose - type cosmetic container structure

A hose-type cosmetic container structure configures a scrape on the top opening of a hose-type liquid storage bottle, and is then locked with a hard middle cover element to form a container mouth for locking a brush bar assembled with a brush cotton head; the upper half of the brush bar is configured with a diversion hole extended to the upper half outer edge of the bar, allowing the cosmetic material accommodated inside the bottle to be guided to flow to the cotton head element on the top end of the brush bar, thereby capable of material discharge by squeezing the bottle directly to put on makeup after an outer cover is taken off or taking out the brush bar for makeup after the middle cover element is unscrewed. Whereby, the present invention can be used as a multipurpose makeup tool.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220770

Depressible thermal tips

A dispenser includes a depressible thermal tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The depressible thermal tip comprises a thermal applicator displaceable between open and closed positions. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220769

Compact assembly having shock absorber

A compact assembly for storing a product therein includes a housing, a container member, and a resilient member. The container member is disposed within the housing. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220768

Apparatus and method for drying hair

An apparatus for drying hair includes first and second mutually-opposing arms adapted for movement between an open configuration for receiving a length of wet hair therebetween and a closed configuration adjacent the hair. A vibrator imparts vibration from at least one of the arms to the length of hair in use, to move and separate hair fibres for improving drying of the hair. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220767

Styling hair dryer nozzle

A device which maintains exit temperature of hot air from a hair dryer passing through a nozzle attachment seated on the hair dryer. The hair dryer heats air and blows it out of an opening, with the nozzle attachment seated on the hair dryer opening. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220766

Hair styling appliance for curling hair with an inclined barrel and winder

A hair styling appliance for curling hair, includes a gripping handle along a first axis and a housing having a winding chamber defining a second axis an introduction slot and an extraction opening. The first and second axes form a plane. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220765

Ultrasonic hair styling

A hair styler uses ultrasound at an ultrasound frequency of at least 1 mhz to get a non-chemical hair styling. Advantageously, the ultrasound frequency is between 1 and 100 mhz, preferably between 3 and 10 mhz, and more preferably between 3 and 5 mhz. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220764

Locking fastener system

A fastener system comprised of features that provide the ability of objects to be attached together. The fastener system includes a key and housing, which connect together by insertion of a prong and magnetic attachment. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220763

Luggage piece with stopper device

The invention relates to a piece of luggage 1 comprising a luggage body 3 which has a first and a second luggage part 4, 6. The first and the second luggage parts 4, 6 can be connected together via at least one zipper 2. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220762

Camera carrying case

A carrying case comprises a housing having a bottom and a plurality of walls extending from the bottom thereof. A drawer is received by the housing when the carrying case is in a closed configuration. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220761

Dual lid closure mechanism

An enclosure having a first opening and an external pin extending outwards from a pin side of the enclosure and a lid with a opening adapted to seal the first opening to form a cavity at least partially within the enclosure. The enclosure connects to lid using a hinge attaching a hinge side of the enclosure to a hinge side of the lid. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220760

Sectional, modular bag, variably conformable between flattened and container conditions

A sectional modular bag, which is variably conformable between a flattened non-use condition, and a container-use condition, comprises at least one containing bag body composed of only two parts (2), which are designed to generally define two main partitions (3a), two side partitions (3b), at least one bottom partition (4) and an opening (20) of said bag body (1).. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220759

Configurable bag

A configurable bag is provided. The configurable bag has plurality of various interconnecting storage compartments (or “modules”). ...

08/09/18 / #20180220758

Stackable suitcase, arrangement comprising two suitcases stacked one above the other and method for stacking two suitcases

A suitcase for stacking with a further suitcase, comprising a contact surface for stacking the further suitcase, at least one coupling part which can be brought together with a matching coupling part of the further suitcase to form a plug-in connection, wherein the coupling part is aligned such that the plug-in connection to the matching coupling part is formed by displacing the further suitcase along the contact surface. At least one locking element is provided to secure the plug-in connection against being released, wherein the locking element can be displaced from an initial position to an intermediate or end position, and in the initial position is in a receiving region for the additional suitcase, which is used when placing the further suitcase on the contact surface. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220757

Fitness and travel pouch

An apparatus maintaining a position of an item is disclosed which includes a pouch, a flap, a magnet attracting material, and a magnetic member. The pouch includes a first panel coupled to a second panel along a periphery of the first panel and the second panel with a portion of the panels uncoupled to form an opening. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220756

Key ring purse

A change purse composed of enveloping flexible material such as solid or clear plastic, leather, fabric, or light metal, with closure means such as a zipper, velcro or buttons and having a grommet in one corner of the flexible material for slidable attachment to a key ring.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220755

Jewelry product

A jewelry product that is to be worn by a user and that is formed as a threaded main shaft, along with a hanging link for support of the threaded main shaft from a body part. One or more decorative nuts are for threaded engagement with the threaded main shaft, and a securing member is for attaching the hanging link with the threaded main shaft. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220754

Multiple device wrist band

A multiple segment wrist band for securing multiple devices to the wrist of a user is provided. The first segment includes a first half of the band clasp on its first end and a first device connector on its second end. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220753

Wearable decorative band systems

A decorative band system to be worn around a limb of a user includes, for example, an elongated band, a first connector, and a second connector. The elongated band includes an inner surface disposable towards the limb of the user, and an outer surface facing away. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220752

Stem for artificial fruit or flower

A stem for fastening artificial fruits and flowers to articles of clothing comprising a member of a pair of interlocking disks.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220751

Anti-stick zipper cover, stick-free zipper and tent having same

Disclosed are anti-stick zipper covers, stick-free zippers and tents. An anti-stick zipper cover includes a stiff plastic piece or a coating to increase the stiffness such that the anti-stick zipper cover will not be caught into the teeth of a zipper while zipping on and off the zipper. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220750

Fastener

A fastener for detachably securing a first item to a second item comprises a connector comprising a u-shaped rod having a central portion between two legs and a main body configured to be attached to the second item. The main body comprises a housing having a slot configured to allow passage of a central portion therethrough into the housing, and a downwardly biased securing pin provided within the housing. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220749

Tongue for seatbelt device

At a present tongue, four suppressing portions are provided between both abutment portions of a tongue main body. In a state in which transverse direction both side portions of a webbing are nipped between a pressing portion of a clamp member and the both abutment portions, a transverse direction central side portion of the webbing is nipped between the pressing portion of the clamp portion and the respective suppressing portions. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220748

Tie clip accessory

A tie clip that secures the user's tie to a user's shirt through the use of a button slot. The button slot anchors the tie into a secure position and is preferably attached to the bottom of the tie to secure the tie in a stationary position. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220747

Customized article type

A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method may include the steps of selecting a family of article types, selecting a customized article type, manufacturing an article of footwear with the customized article type and shipping the article of footwear to a pre-designated shipping address. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220746

Footwear manufacturing process

A method of reclaiming used tennis balls and transforming the material reclaimed from the tennis balls into soles for footwear. This multi-step process requires acquiring used tennis balls, grinding the tennis balls into ground rubber bits (usable elements) and tennis ball “fuzz” (unusable elements). ...

08/09/18 / #20180220745

Shoe stuffing device

A shoe stuffing device is provided. The shoe stuffing device includes a shoe stuffing device body having a distal end and a proximal end and an aperture formed close to the proximal end. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220744

Footwear retainer

A device to retain y-strapped footwear, such as flip flop sandals, that is effective to resist the tendency for the footwear to slip off, and that obviates the need for foot-gripping, is simple to add to legacy footwear, relieves ambulatory stress and discomfort, is comfortable to the user, and provides an aesthetically pleasing addition to the footwear. The footwear retainer is preferably an attachable and releasable heel strap or cord having some elasticity and, optionally, adjustability. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220743

Shoelace securing device

A shoelace securing device including a lace lock through which a pair of shoelaces are disposed and secured. The lace lock includes a pair of locking apertures and a spring. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220742

Lace structure

A lace structure includes a plurality of weaving threads and a plurality of resilient threads which are interlaced in a lengthwise direction to form an elongate lace which defines a plurality of first sections and a plurality of second sections arranged in an alternating manner. Each of the second sections of the lace has a weaving density greater than and a width smaller than that of each of the first sections. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220741

Textiles and articles, and processes for making the same

Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220740

Air bladder boot fitting device

An air bladder boot fitting device facilitates snug fitting to prevent unintended removal of a boot. The device includes a boot having a sole and an upper coupled to and extending upwardly from the sole. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220739

Performance action sports product having a breathable, mechanically bonded, needlepunch nonwoven material combining shaped fibers and thermal and cooling fibers

The waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner for alpine, snowboard and hiking includes an inner liner selected from technically advanced fabrics which are carefully selected. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material and insulated nonwoven layers, breathable membranes, a supportive mesh included in a moldable foam, or moldable a spacer material and an outer shell fabric. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220738

Substantial energy return shoe with optimal low-impact springs, tuned gear change, and smart knee brace

A futuristic shoe with true energy return based on enhanced heel-lift, optimized shoe springs (40% reduction in maximum foot impact), practical precise automatic electronic gear changers, novel powerful shoe impact chargers, improved pulley electronic actuators, novel low-impact much stronger springs (featuring the novel use materials such as kevlar, spectra shield, and fiberglass), novel remarkably stronger, more flexible, and tougher structures, and multiple designs for enhanced heel-lift and to prevent excessive toe sink. These designs require linkages and two improved hinges—one with enhanced natural hinges and a second with tied cogged hinges. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220737

Footwear with dynamic arch system

The present invention is footwear having a convex shaped outsole with opposing wedge shaped configurations in the bottom of the front sole section and the back sole section which provide rotation of the front sole section and the back sole section in opposite directions when weight is applied. The present invention is also footwear convex shaped in the longitudinal direction with a split sole having opposing wedge shaped configurations in the bottom of the front sole section and the back sole section that provide rotation of the front sole section and the back sole section in opposite directions when weight is applied. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220736

Asymmetric shock absorption for footwear

A system and a method of asymmetric shock absorption and torsion cushioning for footwear. The asymmetric shock absorption system providing an upper plate attached to the upper section of the footwear and a lower plate attached to the lower section of the footwear. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220735

Boot with an element in shell form

The invention relates to a ski boot with an element in shell form, which at least partially consists of a plastics compound material, wherein the compound material comprises a mixture of caprolactam polyamide and ionomers, and to a method for the production thereof, such that cations and anions of the ionomers form ion bonds, wherein elastic components of the compound material form a physical network that is soluble between 60° c. And 100° c., and so the element in shell form of the ski boot that at least partially consists of the compound material can undergo thermoforming below 100° c.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220734

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. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220733

Split-sole footwear

A shoe comprising an upper forming an interior portion for a foot, the interior portion including toe and heel cavities, is provided. The shoe further comprises a midsole having toe and heel ends and inner and outer sides. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220732

Combination shoe that can be transformed into a shoe with different heel heights

A shoe assembly includes a front sole section, a rear sole section, a heel, and a hinge. The front sole section has a front sole section rear edge. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220731

Helmet goggle strap holder

A helmet and goggle strap clip combination includes a helmet body with an outer shell having an opening in a surface. The goggle strap clip includes a clip body, a resilient leg extending in a first direction with a foot at an end of the leg. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220730

Protective helmet systems that enable the helmet to rotate independent of the head

A protective helmet includes an outer shell, an inner liner provided within the shell, a chinstrap coupled to the shell including a chin cup adapted to contact and protect the wearer's chin, and decoupling means that decouple the shell from the chin cup to enable the shell to rotate relative to the head when the helmet is worn and the chinstrap is securely fastened about the chin.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220729

Helmet attachment device

A helmet attachment device includes an attachment device for a helmet, the attachment device comprising a clamp including means forming a “u” shaped lower section for receiving a portion of the helmet, wherein the clamp includes an exterior, and a cam pivotally mounted to the clamp for movement between a released and clamped position to respectively disengage and engage the attachment device to the helmet.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220728

Collapsible shapeable hat

The present invention is directed to a collapsible, shapeable hat. Exemplary embodiments of the collapsible, shapeable hat include a crown and a brim, the crown composed of material shaped to cover a head and including an outer edge, the brim extending from the outer edge of the crown and brim including an interior region and an outer perimeter. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220727

Hair extension device

A hair extension device for providing hair extensions for integration into a user's hair, having a plurality of wefts connected to each other, configured to generally accommodate a portion of the user's head, with openings to allow some of the user's hair to be pulled through the extension device, having hair extensions attached to selected portions of the wefts, and having a plurality of clips connected to the wefts and adapted to allow the secure attachment of the hair extension device to the user's hair.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220726

Method for manufacturing an industrial clothing

An industrial clothing, in particular a clothing for a machine for manufacturing a fibrous web, such as a paper, cardboard, or tissue web, or a non-woven product, is manufactured by: i) forming a planar structure from yarn in the form of a woven fabric, a cross-laid structure, a knitted fabric, a warp-knitted fabric; or from interconnected helical elements; ii) applying polymer material in the form of at least one group of beads to at least one surface of the planar structure, the application of the polymer commencing at starting points and terminating at terminal points remote from the starting points; iii) repeating step ii), wherein terminating points of the group of beads are spaced apart from starting points of at least one further group of beads, which generates regions with a void between the groups on the surface of the planar structure.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220725

Wearable electronics accessory

A wearable electronics fabric accessory for a wearable electronic device such as headphones, headsets, ar/vr devices, a method of using the wearable accessory, and a method of making the wearable accessory are described. The wearable accessory includes fabric that can be wrapped around or fit onto, part of or all of, the electronic support structure of the wearable electronic device, to enclose part or all of the electronic components and structure. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220724

Patient mittens

Various embodiments of patient-mittens are disclosed and described. Such embodiments may include a hand-cover portion attached to a hollow elongate-sleeve portion. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220723

Orthopedic padded clothing system

An orthopedic padded clothing system including at least one garment assembly having a garment including an outer-surface, and an inner-surface having a plurality of pockets, and at least one padded insert. The plurality of pockets is/are located on the inner-surface of the garment, the plurality of pockets strategically placed on the garment such that pain and stress is reduced on at least one targeted area of a body of a user-wearer during use. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220722

Impact transfer device

An impact transfer device comprising a device body, an impact zone shield associated with a first body region, and at least one body contact associated with a second body region, each body contact comprising at least one contact surface, and at least one attachment structure configured to attach the impact transfer device to a person. At least a portion of a force applied to the impact surface is transferred to the second body region of the person through the contact surfaces.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220721

Self-cooling garment system and method of using the same

A self-cooling garment system and method of using the same provides for a central unit system having at least one motor, blower, and battery disposed in its interior, at least one port on its upper side, at least one tube connected to the at least one port, and at least one garment configured to support the at least one tube. The blower may be configured to blow cool air through the tube, thereby releasing cool air throughout the garment and cooling the wearer.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220720

Activewear with waistband pocket

Provided is activewear with hidden pockets. More particularly, athletic garments such as pants comprising one or more waistband pocket, preferably concealable, are included. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220719

Three-wire wearable device

A three-wire wearable device provided by the present disclosure provides numerous functions, a diversity of uses and convenience by a specific design of a first buckle and detachable second buckles. When the second buckles are fastened to the first buckle, the first buckle mutually communicates with the second buckles by using different pulse signals or digital signals through the three-wire transmission, such that the first buckle can be integrated with function modules of all of the second buckles, such as a touch panel, a screen, a heat dissipation pad, and so forth.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220718

Show your bow halter bra/camisole top

A halter bra/camisole top support garment, comprising a lower skirt section, a sleeveless halter-top section attached to the lower skirt section, and a pair of behind-the-neck straps extending from the halter-top section, the straps being joined in a bow for positioning behind a wearer's neck. The camisole-style support garment gives ample support to the lower portion of the breast for enough support without cutting off circulation, no under wire, and with no strain on the shoulders or the breasts in any way.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220717

Back support shirt

The present invention is a back support shirt that provides a cushion support to a back upper torso of a user. The back support shirt comprises a front portion, a back portion, a pouch, a towel and a pair of hand engaging means. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220716

Functional brassiere

A functional garment that includes a first single breast supporting device is set forth herein. In some cases, the supporting device includes a first breast cup, a first shoulder strap, and a first breast cup connector that includes a first material that extends along a lateral portion of the first breast cup, wherein the first breast cup connector connects, and is at least partially disposed between, part of the first breast cup and a portion of the first shoulder strap. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220715

Bib with movable trough

Bib designs are provided that generally include a bib body and a trough mounted with respect to the bib body. The trough may be detachably mounted with respect to the bib body. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220714

Garment for foot with triangular ankle panels

A knit garment is provided to be worn on the foot that has a toe, foot, and heel area. The garment also has a medial triangular ankle panel and a lateral triangular ankle panel. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220713

Single-use connector and cartridge for a smoking article and related method

The present disclosure relates to connectors that may be employed in cartridges for smoking articles. The connectors may include a single-use mechanism that may include a blocking pin, a biasing mechanism, and a release mechanism. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220712

Aerosol-generating devices

An aerosol generating device comprises two reservoirs, each arranged to contain a separate aerosol producing composition; means for drawing the compositions from the reservoirs to generate an aerosol for inhalation for a user, and means for mixing the compositions after they have been drawn from the reservoirs, the mixing means being arranged to allow a user to select the relative proportions of the two compounds in the aerosol.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220711

Non-burning type flavor inhaler and atomizing unit

This non-combustion type flavor inhaler is provided with an atomization unit having an aerosol source and a resistive heating element for atomizing the aerosol source with resistive heat, and a control unit which controls the amount of power supplied to the resistive heating element, wherein the amount of power supplied to the resistive heating element during the action of a single puff is represented by e, characteristic parameters of the atomization unit are represented by a and b, the amount of the aerosol source consumed with one puff action is represented by l, and the control unit calculates l with the formula l=ae+b, or, controls e in accordance with the formula e=(l−b)/a.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220710

Personal vaporizer

A vaporizer pen for heating and vaporizing a liquid product that is ingested by a user has an outer hollow tube with a proximal end and a distal end and an inner hollow tube within the outer hollow tube having a proximal end and a distal end. The inner tube defines a chamber inside. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220709

Electronic cigarette

The present disclosure discloses an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette comprises a first cover body and a second cover body interconnected with the first cover body. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220708

Inhaler apparatus

The present invention relates to an inhaler comprising: an assembly including a heater element arranged in the inhaler to be proximal to a substrate region configured for supporting a vapour or atomiser precursor substrate; wherein the assembly is configured such that the heater element is operative to achieve and maintain a target temperature in the substrate region throughout a period corresponding to a plurality of consecutive uses of the inhaler.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220707

Electronic smoking device with a glass capillary tube

An electronic smoking device (10) includes a battery portion (12) including an electric power source (18), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) having a mouthpiece opening (36) in an end, a liquid reservoir (34) for accommodating a liquid, and a glass capillary tube (46). The glass capillary tube (46) comprises a first open end (48) arranged inside the liquid reservoir (34) and an outlet portion (50), wherein the glass capillary tube (46) is adapted to transport liquid from the first open end (48) to the outlet portion (50) by capillary force. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220706

Vaporizer cover and protector

A vaporizer cover and protector that includes: a cover, where the cover includes a neck portion, a top base cover, side cover and a bottom base cover; a top connector; a top base connector; and a bottom base connector. The top base cover extends around a top perimeter of the vaporizer base, where the side cover extends vertically along the sides of the vaporizer base between the top perimeter and a bottom perimeter. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220705

Botanical cartridge for smoking device

A botanical cartridge for a smoking device with a die cut sheet of paper coated with oyster shell powder. The sheet is approximately l shaped where the bottom portion of the l shape is folded into an accordion shape and the tall portion of the l shape is rolled into a cylindrical shape with the accordion shape trapped within the cylindrical shape forming a breathable base surface. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220704

Craving suppression method and non-electric nicotine delivery systems and method of use thereof

A nicotine delivery system including: a first reservoir configured to contain a nicotine solution; a second reservoir configured to contain another edible liquid; and a cap attached to the first reservoir and the second reservoir, the cap including: a nozzle; and a spray mechanism that, when activated, controls an amount of the nicotine solution from the first reservoir and an amount of the edible liquid from the second reservoir to be emitted through the nozzle as a spray.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220703

Package for a tobacco-containing material with a valve assembly and related packaging method

A package that may be employed to store a tobacco-containing material is provided. The package may include a container and a valve assembly. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220702

Product and package including power producer and output mechanism, and related method

A product including a package is provided. One or more tobacco-containing articles may be received in the package. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220701

Tip-less water pipe

A spill-resistant water pipe, water pipe base, and water pipe assembly for filtering smoldering herbal materials. There is a fluid vessel having a bottom surface, a smoking bowl coupled to the fluid vessel, a neck with a mouthpiece coupled to the fluid vessel, and a base removably coupled to the bottom of the fluid vessel. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220700

Activated carbon beads for smoking articles

Smoking article include a smokable material and an activated carbon particle downstream of the smokable material. The activated carbon particle is produced from a whole seed. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220699

Smoking article mouthpiece with cooling agent inclusion complex

A smoking article includes a mouthpiece having an outer surface and a cooling agent inclusion complex disposed on the outer surface.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220698

Method and device for applying identification features to a packing strip in order to authenticate the process packing, processed packing and packing

In the method for applying identification features to a packing strip in order to authenticate the processed packing, the packing strip is fed in a packing line to an embossing station, where logos of all kinds and/or codes and/or a satin finish and/or fold lines are embossed at the cycle rate of the packing machine by means of embossing rollers by deforming the packing strip, identification: features and possibly other features are produced additionally on the packing strip on-line, in the same process step, and synchronously to the cycle rate by material removal by means of a feature setup comprising a laser installation, the packing strip having a thickness of 50 μm to 300 μm. The thus treated packing strip is subsequently further processed. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220697

Methods and systems for improving stability of pre-vapor formulations of e-vaping devices

A pre-vapor formulation that may be included in an e-vaping device may include a solvent and a solution compound. The solvent may include one or more of propylene glycol and glycerin. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220696

Oral product

An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220695

Method for producing stuffed food and corresponding unit

A method for producing stuffed food(s), each stuffed food having an outer envelope in a first food product, and an inner stuffing in a second food product. The method includes the steps of providing a sheet of the first food product, and a roller of the second food product, and winding the sheet around the roller.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220694

Distiller grain production device

In various embodiments, a device for producing a high density compact livestock feed from a loose granular material according to various embodiment can include a source for supplying a loose granular material to be treated and moving the treated material through a series of successive treatment zones. Rotatable screws are provided within an extruder to compress and transport the treated material a die. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220693

Short-term wash treatment of produce

A produce wash system is provided. The produce wash system includes a produce line with a short-term wash device followed by a wash device, a short-term wash treatment that is applied by the short-term wash device to a product, wherein the short-term wash treatment remains on the product for a pretreatment time that lasts until the product reaches the wash device, and a wash treatment that is applied by the wash device to the product, wherein the wash treatment rinses the short-term wash treatment from the product defining the end of the pretreatment time. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220692

Fruit and vegetable washer

A fruit and vegetable washer includes a housing, an upper cover, a spin-and-turbulence unit, a power unit, a control assembly, a cleaning basket and a stabilizing shaft. A polygonal accommodating chamber is formed in the housing. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220691

Nutritional compositions and infant formulas comprising bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis and optionally a mix of oligosaccharides for inducing a gut microbiota close to the one of breast fed infants

The invention relates to a nutrition composition with promoting or inducing a gut microbiota that is closer to infants fed exclusively with human breast milk, in comparison to infant fed with conventional nutritional composition. The composition is in particular intended for infants between 0 and 12 months of age fed predominantly with infant formula. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220690

Nutritional compositions with 2fl and lnnt for use in inducing a gut microbiota close to the one of breast fed infants

The present invention relates to a nutritional composition comprising at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide and at least one n-acetylated oligosaccharide for promoting or inducing a global gut microbiota that is closer to the one of infants fed exclusively with human breast milk, in comparison to infants fed with a conventional nutritional composition. The composition can be an infant formula and is in particular intended for infants between 0 and 12 months of age fed predominantly with infant formula. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220689

Process for the synthesis of substituted 1-benzyl-3-(1-(isoxazol-4-ylmethyl)-1h-pyrazol-4-yl)imidazolidine-2,4-diones

The present invention also relates to compounds of formula (i) and composition comprising a compound of formula (i). Also disclosed is a method of altering or improving the taste of a composition that includes adding to the composition at least one compound of formula (i), in an amount effective to obtain a modified composition having altered or improved taste relative to an otherwise identical composition lacking said compound.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220688

Dried fries

A fried edible foodstuff comprising less than substantially 250 μg/kg acrylamide. The foodstuff comprises potato pieces, sweet potato pieces and mixtures thereof. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220687

Fried food products having reduced fat content

Methods of making reduced-fat or fat-free fried food products, and products made according to the methods, in which food pieces are coated with an aqueous adhesion mixture including a protein, and an oil absorption minimizing agent including to edible lipophilic material, where the coating is adhered to the food pieces, in order to provide for food products having the texture, flavor, and other characteristics of conventional full-fat fried food products. According to a preferred embodiment, the aqueous adhesion mixture includes from about 65 to about 95% by weight water, from about 4 to about 25% by weight protein, from 0 to about 2% by weight hydrocolloid, and from 0 to about 10% by weight protein stabilizing agent.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220686

Food product

The present invention relates to a food product that is made up of ingredients of the vegetarian and vegan type, to which one or more natural binders are also added. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing such a food product, for example by means of cooking, baking and roasting.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220685

Preparation and colouring of pulverulent foods

A process for the preparation and colouring of pulverulent foods which is distinguished by the fact that uncoloured pulverulent foods are mixed with effect pigments based on flake-form substrates.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220684

Stencil holder apparatus and method

A frame operable to hold a stencil taut and secure for decorating a food product such as a cookie, baked good or the like. An embodiment of the frame is comprised of a bottom sub-frame having a first height and a top sub-frame having a second height, the second height being less than the first height, such that the frame accommodates one size of cookie when the bottom sub-frame is placed around the cookie, and accommodates a thinner cookie when the frame is flipped 180 degrees about a lateral axis and the top sub-frame is placed around the cookie.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220683

Systems and methods of microbial sterilization using polychromatic light

The present invention is a device for sterilizing microorganisms on a liquid or solid substrate. The device includes a light source for producing a light and an optical device positioned proximate the light source. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220682

Microwave sterilization or pasteurization

Various embodiments of processing systems and components for sterilization or pasteurization and associated methods of operation are described herein. For example, a method of sterilization or pasteurization includes immersing an item in an immersion fluid, and the immersed item is subject to a hydrostatic pressure of the immersion fluid. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220681

High pressure processing indicator

A device for indicating exposure to a pressure. The device may include a base layer, a plurality of microcapsules, and a coating, with the microcapsules being disposed between the base layer and the coating. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220680

Subcritical water extraction of fruit material

The specification provides methods for extracting juice, anthocyanin, pectin, proanthocyanidin, and/or other phenolic compounds, from fruit material such as cranberry fruit, presscake, and/or pomace, through a sequential extraction procedure.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220679

Methods of making aerated injection molded pet chews

Methods of making aerated pet treats and chews using one or more supercritical fluids are provided. The methods result in aerated pet treats and chews that have a lower density and increased oral care properties in comparison to treats of the same or similar composition that have not been processed using supercritical fluids.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220678

Compositions and methods for increasing the palatability of dry pet food

Compositions and methods are provided to increase the palatability of dry pet foods. The compositions comprise sorbic acid and/or a salt thereof. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220677

Granular solid composition comprising tannin, its production process and its uses in animal feed and agriculture

A granular solid composition is disclosed, comprising at least one tannin and vegetable natural fiber, said composition being for animal feed and agriculture. A process for preparing said granular solid composition is also described. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220676

Pseudo-loaf food compositions

The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220675

Machine for making food products in liquid or semi-liquid form

The user interface is configured to allow a remote service request to be sent by activating an operator control.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220674

Machine for making and dispensing liquid or semi-liquid products

A machine for making and dispensing liquid or semi-liquid products including, in combination: at least one batch freezing unit, including: a processing vessel, a stirrer mounted inside the processing vessel to mix the basic product and provided with scrapers acting on the inside walls of the processing vessel, and a dispenser adapted to allow the product to be drawn out of the processing vessel; a first refrigerated compartment adapted to house a plurality of vessels for containing basic products; at least a first door for closing the first refrigerated compartment; at least one pump connected in use to the processing vessel and connectable to one of the vessels for containing basic products in order to transfer the basic product from the vessel for containing basic products to the processing vessel.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220673

Method for preparing refrigerated products

The method for preparing refrigerated products provides to control the solidity of a product being prepared inside a containment tank (2) of said product, until reaching a predetermined solidity, and to measure the temperature of the same product inside said tank (2) once reached said predetermined solidity. Once reached the predetermined solidity, said temperature of the product is set as reference temperature and said reference temperature is kept constant during the subsequent functioning.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220672

Method for producing a consumable product

A method for producing a consumable product (18), in particular a chocolate product, from at least two shell shapes (13, 13.1, 13.2), which are connected to one another, at least in part, along their shell peripheries (12, 12.1, 12.2), wherein a liquid consumable substance (3) is introduced into a mold (2) and then at least one die (4) is plunged into the consumable substance (3) and, by virtue of the consumable substance (3) at least partially solidifying in the mold, a shell shape (13, 13.1, 13.2) is imparted to said consumable substance, and wherein a second die (5) is introduced into the shell shape (13) and, by virtue of said die, a peripheral region of the shell shape is compressed in the upward direction.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220671

Wellness drink and method of manufacture

A wellness drink is disclosed comprising a mixture of apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and at least two spices selected from cayenne pepper, cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. The wellness drink may be high pressure processed to cold pasteurize the drink and then refrigerated and bottled. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220670

Fat composition

Fat compositions are described that comprise 95% by weight of a blend of a first lauric fat and a crystal modifier. A crystal modifier included in fat compositions described herein is an interesterified blend of a second lauric fat and a palmitic fat. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220669

System and method for producing a cheese product with or without inclusions

An apparatus for producing a cheese product includes a grinder operable to receive raw cheese and grind the cheese into granules having less than 0.25 inches in length. The apparatus further includes a dispenser operable to dispense the granulated cheese into one or more molds. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220668

Fat-free ready-to-drink beverages with improved texture by controlled protein aggregation

The present invention relates to beverage products. In particular, the invention is concerned with a protein system induced by controlled aggregation of milk proteins which imparts outstanding sensory attributes on beverage product, in particular when containing no fat and/or reduced sugar. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220667

Ready-to-drink beverages with improved texture by controlled protein aggregation

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

08/09/18 / #20180220666

Fruit ferments containing propionate and use thereof

The present invention discloses a method to prepare a fruit ferment containing propionic acid and/or a salt thereof comprising i) obtaining a liquid fruit preparation, ii) optionally supplementing the liquid fruit preparation with water and/or with additional components to support fermentation, iii) fermenting the optionally supplemented liquid fruit preparation with a propionic acid-producing bacterial strain, iv) optionally further processing the fermentation product, to obtain the fruit ferment. Next to a propionic acid-producing bacterial strain, a lactic acid-producing bacterial strain may be used in the fermentation. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220665

Monitoring state of produce within transport containers

The invention relates to the monitoring of the state of produce within transport containers, with particular application to dynamic monitoring of the respiration rate of produce in controlled atmosphere container systems used in cargo container transportation. A method is provided for tracking, over an extended period, the respiration rate of produce contained in a leaky transport container, including the steps of, at intervals during said extended period, for a prescribed period, being a respiration rate data block (rrdb) cycle, ensuring that there is substantially no air passage between the interior and the exterior of the transport container other than leakage, identifying the leakage rate of the transport container, measuring, at intervals over said rrdb cycle, the concentration of one or more constituent gases in the transport container as the produce respires; and calculating, at a logic unit, from said measurements of concentrations of said one or more constituent gases and said leakage rate, a respiration rate of the produce for each rrdb cycle. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220664

Smoke generator container for applying phytosanitary products and method of manufacturing same

A smoke generator container for applying phytosanitary products and/or food additives on fruits and vegetables. The container comprises a recipient, a product to be applied inside of the container, and an ignition system. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220663

Method of processing poultry and other meat to reduce or eliminate salmonella

A method for reducing the incidence of salmonella in harvested poultry comprising treating the poultry with an effective antimicrobial solution comprising a blend of lactic and citric acids in proportions containing a predominance of lactic acid from 50:30 wt./wt. To 75:5 wt./wt. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220662

System and method for cutting a carcass

A system and method for cutting a carcass. The system comprises a support assembly (12) movable along a first path and a second path adjacent to a first portion and a second portion of the carcass respectively; a retractable assembly (14) movable between an extended configuration when the support assembly is moved along the first path and a retracted configuration away from the carcass when the support assembly (12) is being moved along the second path; a first cutting tools (16) processing the first portion of the carcass when the support assembly (12) is moved along the first path, and disengaging from the carcass when the retractable assembly (14) is in the retracted position; and a second cutting tool processing the second portion of the carcass when the support assembly (12) is moved along the second path. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220661

Tapioca tortilla and method of making

Tapioca tortillas are formed from creating tortilla bases from a first supply of tapioca and then topping the tortilla bases with a second supply of tapioca in the form of granules. With this arrangement, a lower or bottom surface of the tapioca tortilla is generally smooth, while an upper or top surface is undulated or textured. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220660

Method and formulation for gluten-free bakery products

Provided herein are gluten-free compositions which can be made into a dough. The gluten-free dough can be subjected to a sheeting or pressing process and therefore can be prepared easily in commercial settings. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220659

Fat composition

Fat compositions are described that comprise 95% by weight of a blend of a first lauric fat and a crystal modifier. A crystal modifier included in fat compositions described herein is an interesterified blend of a second lauric fat and a palmitic fat. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220658

Biologicals and their use in plants

Entomopathogenic fungal strains, compositions, and methods of using the strains for reducing overall insect damage.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220657

Plant disease control composition and plant disease control method

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a composition that has excellent plant disease controlling effects and provides a plant disease control composition that includes a new strain of bacillus, apm-1 (new strain of bacillus, apm-1), which has been deposited under atcc accession no. Pta-4838, and one or more ubiquinol oxidase qo site inhibitor.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220656

Control of pests in maize by ginkgolides and bilobalide

Described herein is a method for controlling pests of a maize plant, including the step of contacting the maize plant, parts of the maize plant, or its propagation material with components of the ginkgo tree selected from bilobalide, ginkgolide a, ginkgolide b, ginkgolide c, ginkgolide j, ginkgolide m, and mixtures thereof. Further described herein is the use of the components of the ginkgo tree for controlling pests on the maize plant, parts of the maize plant, or its plant propagation material.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220655

Fungicidal or bactericidal composition, and method for controlling diseases

Wherein g1 represents a structure of g1-1, g1-27, etc., g2 represents a structure of g2-2, etc., w represents an oxygen atom, etc., x1 represents difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, etc., x2, x3, x4 and x5 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, etc., y1 represents a halogen atom, etc., y2 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, etc., y3 represents a halogen atom, trifluoromethyl, c2-c6 alkynyl, etc., y4 represents a hydrogen atom, etc., r1 represents c1-c6 alkyl, c1-c4 haloalkyl, etc., r2 and r3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, methyl, etc., r4 represents a hydrogen atom, etc., and r5 represents methyl, etc.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220654

Vaporized administration of pesticides

The present disclosure relates to methods for administering vaporized pyrimethanil as an antimicrobial to inhibit pathogens of agricultural crops.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220653

Methods for identifying compounds that directly bind to insect transient receptor potential channels

The present invention relates to a screening method for determining whether or not a candidate compound directly binds to an insect transient receptor potential v (trpv) channel. The present invention further provides a method of identifying a compound that directly binds to a nanchung protein, trp and/or trpv protein and/or channel using, a binding assay. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220652

Pesticidally active heterocyclic derivatives with sulphur containing substituents

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

08/09/18 / #20180220651

Solid herbicide compositions containing fluroxypyr-meptyl

The present disclosure concerns herbicide granules and powders containing a high-load of fluroxypyr-meptyl. The granules exhibit good storage stability and good herbicidal efficacy when added to water and applied by spray application to control unwanted plant growth.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220650

Plant growth regulator compounds

The present invention relates to novel strigolactam derivatives, to processes for preparing these derivatives including intermediate compounds, to plant growth regulator or seed germination promoting compositions comprising these derivatives and to methods of using these derivatives in controlling the growth of plants and/or promoting the germination of seeds.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220649

Herbicidal composition

A group consisting of flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, saflufenacil, oxyfluorfen, fomesafen and a compound represented by the formula (i):. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220648

Chemical combinations for attracting vespidae

Methods and compositions of attractants are described which provide vapor blends of citric acid, malic acid or tartaric acid and one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of isobutanol, racemic 2-methyl-1-butanol, s-(-)-2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-2-propanol, butyl butyrate, hexyl butyrate, heptyl butyrate, octyl butyrate and nonyl butyrate which function as highly effective attractants for yellowjacket wasps and other types of vespidae. By attracting wasps to traps or baits, the chemical attractants provide a means for detecting, surveying, monitoring, capturing, trapping and controlling the wasps.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220647

Compositions and methods having improved efficacy against spores and other organisms

Compositions and methods for the disinfection of surfaces are provided. The compositions include an alcohol and a peracid. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220646

Ams-free adjuvants for water conditioning and agricultural formulations

Agricultural compositions comprising a non-pesticide salt or a non-ammonium water conditioning agent, optionally, a polysaccharide, optionally, a dispersant or surfactant, and optionally, water, as well as methods of making and applications thereof.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220645

Agricultural adjuvant compositions and methods for using such compositions

The present invention relates to an aqueous formulation comprising at least one plant nutrient, one fatty acid (c1-c3) alkyl ester, and a betaine surfactant, wherein the fatty acid (c1-c3) alkyl ester is present in an amount ranging from 0.5 to 16 pbw, for instance from 1 to 16 pbw, based on 100 pbw of the formulation, the betaine surfactant is present in an amount of at least 5 pbw, based on 100 pbw of the formulation, and the weight ratio between the betaine surfactant and the fatty acid (c1-c3) alkyl ester is greater than 0.9. It also relates to the use of such formulations as an agricultural adjuvant composition.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220644

Nonaqueous pesticide suspension comprising a water soluble solvent, an inorganic thickener, and an alkoxylate

A liquid nonaqueous composition is disclosed. The composition includes: a pesticide in form of suspended particles, a water soluble solvent, an inorganic thickener, and an alkoxylate. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220643

Improved lactam solubility

Compositions comprising lactams and non-ionic surfactants, suitable for use as antimicrobial, anti-biofilm and bacteriostatic compositions.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220642

Materials and methods for treating and evaluating ischemic and/or reperfusion-injured tissue and/or tissue susceptible to same

The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for treating tissue to preserve and/or rescue tissue from ischemic and/or reperfusion injury and methods for assessing ischemic and/or injuries in cardiac tissue. The disclosed compositions comprise at least a portion of mesenchymal stem cell-conditioned medium.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220641

Device for proximal targeting of animals

An animal targeting system includes a set of activation sensors, a set of deactivation sensors and a pharmaceutical delivery mechanism. A first activation sensor can detect a presence of a target animal at a first position. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220640

Animal trap

An animal trap having an enclosure body, a restraint, and a latching and triggering mechanism is provided. A method of using this animal trap is also provided.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220639

Fumigation vaporizer

Disclosed is a fumigation vaporizer capable of quickly vaporizing a fumigant, which is widely used in agriculture or quarantine to control insects or weeds, thereby safely and effectively carrying out fumigation, as compared to a conventional process. The fumigation vaporizer includes a housing, a fumigant supply pipe, a heater, a non-explosive gas supply member, a gas supply pipe, a vessel-type heater, a gas discharge pipe, and a controller. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220638

Agricultural applicator with automatic control of the dampening of the applicator boom

An agricultural applicator includes a chassis supported on a ground surface and an applicator boom controllably movable with respect to the chassis about a pivot axis defined in a driving direction or suspended in a height-adjustable manner. An electronic control unit receives a sensor value regarding a current driving status of the chassis, and a dampening element is controlled by the electronic control unit based on the sensor value to dampen the movement of the applicator boom. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220637

Apparatus for capturing fruit flies

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

08/09/18 / #20180220636

Furniture protector against crawling arthropods

A barrier device to prevent crawling arthropods such as bedbugs from accessing an item of furniture, said barrier device comprising a furniture riser, a deep fluid-filled moat, and a smooth wall around the moat.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220635

Fishing reel having tension nut retainer

Provided is a fishing reel having a tension nut retainer and, more particularly, a fishing reel having a tension nut retainer that prevents a tension nut from separating from a nut seat by being locked to the structure of a frame when the tension nut is moved to an end of the nut seat in order to prevent loss of the tension nut that is used to adjust tension of a spool.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220634

Alpha frog soft plastic

A soft plastic fishing lure designed to mimic a real frog that generates a strong sonic signature and a pulsating body action due to the hole in its belly, whether the lure retrieved across the surface or sub-surface, that increases a positive hook up rate when connected to a fishing line.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220633

Compositions and kits comprising at least two organisms and methods for causing, enhancing, and/or expediting biodegradation of articles using same

Methods for causing, enhancing, and/or expediting consumption of an article by at least one biodegradative living organism are disclosed. The methods include the use of at least one additional living organism that enhances and/or expedites consumption of the article by the at least one biodegradative living organism.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220632

A modular lamp system for insect breeding, use thereof for stimulation of insect reproduction and a method of insect breeding

The present invention relates to a modular lamp system for insect breeding and reproduction stimulation, which comprises lamps emitting light in the range of about 400-800 nm and at least one lamp with a peak emission lower than about 410 nm, wherein the light intensity measured 50 cm from the light source is not less than 5000 ix with an irradiance in the spectral range of 350-1000 nm at the level of 35-50 w/m2, wherein no less than 95% of the irradiance is in the range of 350-700 nm, and wherein the irradiance in the spectral range of 370-410 nm is 25-80% of irradiance in the range of 350-700 nm and is not less than 10 w/m2. The present invention also provides a method of insect breeding and use of the modular lamp system for stimulation of insect reproduction.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220631

Blue transgenic fluorescent ornamental fish

The present invention relates to transgenic blue ornamental fish, as well as methods of making such fish by in vitro fertilization techniques. Also disclosed are methods of establishing a population of such transgenic fish and methods of providing them to the ornamental fish industry for the purpose of marketing.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220630

Transgenic animals capable of being induced to delete senescent cells

This document relates to methods and materials involved in the removal of senescent cells within a mammal. For example, transgenic non-human animals that can be induced to delete senescent cells are provided.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220629

Kayak fishing stringer system and method

A kayak fishing stringer system includes a spring-lock handle configured to retain a plurality of leashes to a watercraft. In the preferred embodiment the spring-lock handle that may be a carabiner clip is configured to retain the plurality of leashes comprising cables/rods having a first and a second loop to the watercraft by the spring-lock handle via the first loop and the second loop coupled to the double eye swiveled coupling coupled to the fish retaining safety hook. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220628

Closed rearing method and closed rearing apparatus

Provided are a closed rearing method and a closed rearing apparatus which can decompose and remove ammonia contained in rearing water without supplying an excessive amount of ozone and can also suppress generation of toxic oxidants. In a closed rearing method for aquatic organisms and marine animals involving an ozone treatment for decomposing ammonia in rearing water by supplying a gas containing ozone into the rearing water, the closed rearing method is characterized in that aquaculture is performed in a closed environment by a first step for determining the ozone concentration of the gas and ph conditions of the rearing water suitable for reducing the amount of generation of toxic oxidants by previously treating the rearing water to reduce ammonia contained therein to the target value by using an apparatus for actually conducting the treatment and a second step for conducting an ozone treatment of the rearing water according to the suitable ozone concentration and ph conditions determined in the first step.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220627

Stackable package and system for holding and transporting honeybees

A package and system for holding and transporting small living beings, particularly, insects such as honeybees and the like, configurable in a robust, sturdy three-dimensional shape for handling and transport by mail and commercial carriers, which prevents stinging from within the package, allows escape of smaller accompanying insects such as hive beetles, is interlocking with others of the packages and strong enough to support other packages and items thereon; that provides for air flow through and about the package for heat dissipation for proper honeybee environment; that accommodates food and separately carrying a queen bee; and that can be easily and quickly broken down into a non-operational, generally flat configuration for initial sale, transport, and storage.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220626

Method for reducing pathogens in poultry hatchery operations

A pathogen reduction tool implementing a method of processing eggs at a poultry hatchery is provided. Such a method includes setting a production quantity of avian eggs in a setter incubator, the eggs being maintained in a plurality of egg flats. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220625

Length control system and method

A retractable leash device (e.g., for pets, children, or the like) having a length control system for limiting the extendable length of a main line is provided. The device includes a cover plate mounted on a wind-up spool and having at least one ridged channel that interacts with a length control switch during line extension to control the extendable length of the main line while simultaneously maintaining the retractability of the main line.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220624

Pet waste collection and disposal apparatus and methods of making and using same

An apparatus for collecting and disposing pet waste comprises a sleeve having a body and a cover which collective define an uninterrupted cavity. The sleeve has an openable member, the body has an open terminal end, and the cover has an eyelet for dispensing bags. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220623

Apparatus for controlling pet

An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides an apparatus for controlling a pet by improving self-regulation and convenience for an owner when he/she lives indoor or goes out with the pet. The apparatus can include a driving module connected to a first belt wound between the neck and the front feet of a pet, a second belt wound around the chest and back of the pet, and a third belt wound around the stomach and back of the pet to pull or release at least one of the first belt, the second belt, and the third belt; a controller receives and transmits control signals from an electronic device to driving units; a case for the driving module and the controller; and a wearing part that is coupled to the case, the first belt, the second belt, and the third belt to be worn on the pet.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220622

Animal bathing system

An animal bathing system includes a tub that that is selectively filled with a fluid thereby facilitating an animal to be bathed in the tub. A pair of tethering units is provided and each of the tethering units suctionally engages the outer wall of the tub. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220621

Cat window structure and method

The shell along with the window provides an enclosed structure that makes the cat feel safe. A bubble pod in the shell allows the cat to see out of the housing and the owner to see into the shell.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220620

Compositions and methods for odor control

A composition comprising an inert material; a liquid binder; and an odor inhibitor, wherein the odor inhibitor is a salt of an aminopolycarboxylic acid compound. A method for preparing a composition comprising providing an odor inhibitor, wherein the odor inhibitor is a salt of an aminopolycarboxylic acid compound; providing an inert material, wherein the inert material comprises particles having a mean particle size less than 1000 microns; mixing the odor inhibitor the inert material in a high-shear mixer; introducing a liquid binder to the mixer; and mixing the liquid binder, the non-porous inert material and the odor inhibitor until granules form which are 200 to 2500 microns in diameter.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220619

Toilet for animal

A toilet for an animal having an up-down direction includes an upper container including a bottom part in which a plurality of holes that penetrate in the up-down direction are formed, and a lower container provided below the upper container. An outer periphery of each of the holes being surrounded with cross ribs along a direction intersecting with the up-down direction and longitudinal ribs along a direction intersecting with the up-down direction and the cross ribs. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220618

Low density coated animal litter compositions

Animal litter compositions having relatively low densities are described herein. Methods of manufacturing such litter compositions are also described.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220617

Animal spraying devices, systems and methods of use

The present invention provides a novel and improved animal sprayer for use in cooling livestock and other animals in different hot or dry environments, and methods of using the same. Embodiments of the novel animal sprayers may include a valve which does not require constant electric current to remain open during a spraying session, extending system battery life. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220616

Safety valve for an automated milker unit backflushing and teat dip applicator system

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.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220615

Hybrid cucumber variety 19-720 rz

The present invention relates to a cucumis sativus seed designated 19-720 rz. The present invention also relates to a cucumis sativus plant produced by growing the 19-720 rz seed. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220614

Tomato hybrid svtm2828 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid svtm2828 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid svtm2828 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220613

Inbred pepper line ppl1503

One embodiment relates to seed and plants of inbred pepper line ppl1503. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of inbred pepper line ppl1503, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220612

Inbred pepper line ppl1501

One embodiment relates to seed and plants of inbred pepper line ppl1501. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of inbred pepper line ppl1501, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220611

Hybrid pepper spp2423

One embodiment relates to seed and plants of pepper hybrid spp2423. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid spp2423, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220610

Hybrid pepper spp2143

One embodiment relates to seed and plants of pepper hybrid spp2143. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid spp2143, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220609

Carrot plants with a high anthocyanin level

The present invention relates to a carrot plant, or part thereof the roots of which comprise an average total anthocyanin level of at least 2000 μg/g fw and optionally a medium level of haloing and zoning and to plants of a carrot variety nun 89682 cac and seeds and progeny thereof. The invention further relates to methods for producing a carrot plant by traditional breeding methods. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220608

A method for increasing the content of notoginsenoside r1 in panax notoginseng

The invention discloses a method for improving the content of notoginsenoside r1 in panax notoginseng, in which the panax notoginseng plants are sprayed with salicylic acid solution before the panax notoginseng s are harvested. The method of the present invention can improve the content of notoginsenoside r1 in panax notoginseng by the pretreatment of panax notoginseng plants with the salicylic acid solution before harvesting, and can be used in large scale in the conventional cultivation method of panax notoginseng so as to facilitate large-scale industrialization production of notoginsenoside r1, to meet the market demand for notoginsenoside r1.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220607

Brassica plant with pod shattering tolerance

A brassica plant including a raphanus genomic fragment within its genome, wherein the fragment confers pod shattering tolerance phenotype posh+ and the fragment is characterized by the absence of at least one snp within one or more of the following raphanus markers: seqid nos 4-18.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220606

Combination tiered modular kit assembly including hydroponic basket for growing plants in a bucket

A kit for providing stem, branch and foliage support for a hydroponic planting, the kit being supported upon a rim of a bucket and including at least one hoop shaped component exhibiting an open interior. A basket is supported by the hook shaped component so that an apertured and depth extending portion of the basket extends downwardly past its open interior. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220605

Aeroponic system and method

Exemplary embodiments are directed to an improvement of an aeroponic system including a growth chamber and cloth support elements. The improvement generally includes a cloth supported by the cloth support elements. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220604

In-ground root protection system and method

A method and system for protecting roots of plants, including: an encasement disposed in a hole formed in soil, the encasement serves as a barrier between contents of the encasement and the soil surrounding the hole; and a feeding means, for communicating sustenance to roots of at least one plant disposed in the encasement.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220603

Industrial aeroponics

The subsequent invention is in the technical fields of agriculture and biotechnology. More specifically the subsequent invention is in the technical field of aeroponics. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220602

Autonomous programmable plant watering device

A low power, autonomously programmable plant watering device for custom irrigation regimes of individual plants. The device has an integrated sensor that quantifies soil moisture. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220601

A drip irrigation hose with strip

A strip is provided for distributing water that is provided at an inner surface of a drip irrigation hose. The strip for distributing water having a repetitive labyrinth segment, wherein a plurality of profiles are provided at the base of the strip, the labyrinth segment comprises: a water input section; a regulating section arranged downstream from the water input section, wherein the regulating section is provided to regulate water flow rate of the strip in response to water pressure of a hose; a discharge section arranged downstream from the regulating section, wherein the discharge section is provided with deflection-resistant reinforcement means.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220600

Systems and methods for water harvesting and recycling

This disclosure describes a system for recycling and reusing water from sprinkler systems to water or irrigate a yard or an area of land. The system includes a water reclamation tank that stores water captured from beneath the area of land. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220599

Vegetation cutting and clearing system and method

A vegetation clearing device relating to the clearing of small-caliper vegetation, the vegetation clearing device having a grapple configured to releasably grapple the small-caliper vegetation, a cutter configured to cut the small-caliper vegetation engaged within the grapple, a support frame configured to support the grapple and the cutter, a coupler configured to removably couple the support frame to a working arm of a tractor, the coupler having a first pivot enabling pivoting of the support frame about a first rotational axis and a second pivot enabling pivoting of the support frame about a second rotational axis, the second rotational axis being non-parallel with the first rotational axis, a power-driven grapple actuator configured to actuate the releasable grappling by the grapple, and a power-driven rotator configured to rotate the support frame about the second rotational axis.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220598

A roller assembly

A roller assembly including: a frame; a first undercarriage connected to the frame, the first undercarriage comprising: a first body; a rear roller connected to the first body; and a first overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the first body; and a second undercarriage connected to the frame, the second undercarriage comprising: a second body; a front roller connected to the second body; and a second overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the second body, wherein the first undercarriage is positioned adjacent to the second undercarriage such that the first overlapping roller overlaps the second overlapping roller.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220597

A solar-reactive mulch film

A solar-reactive agricultural mulch film including a sheet of heat-shrink material having one or more layers and uniform thickness, formed by a mechanical process. The process includes elongating the sheet, in a longitudinal direction, evenly across a width of the sheet, while the sheet is at a stretching temperature to pre-strain the sheet evenly across the width, and yields the solar-reactive agricultural mulch film having the uniform thickness throughout and being configured to, in operation, shrink when an exposure temperature of the material is elevated, by exposure to solar energy, to a shrinking temperature. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220596

Plant husbandry system and mulch barrier

A method and system for inhibiting the growth of unwanted plants at and about the base of trees, shrubs, and other ornamental and/or commercial plants; while providing protection to the trunk, stalk, root crown, and/or plant roots from damage inherently caused by mulching material itself, and from damage caused landscaping or cultivation techniques, while promoting the oxygenation of the plant, and additionally avoiding and/or treating pathogen infection or infestation of the plant.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220595

Vertical plant growing system

A vertical plant growing system may include a vertical plant stand having a central lighting array and defining a plurality of guided airflows, the plant stand being coupled to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system. The hvac system and plant stand may be operable in a plurality of airflow modes, ranging from about 35 degrees fahrenheit (to inhibit insect growth) to about 98 degrees fahrenheit (to kill mold). ...

08/09/18 / #20180220594

Interlocking modular planting system for roof applications

A method of installing a green roof planter assembly includes providing first and second planter modules each including a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space adapted to receive plant matter therein, wherein at least a pair of the plurality of side walls cooperate to form a corner therebetween, the corner defining a length therealong, and each planter module including a first relief located along the length of the first corner, positioning the corners of the planter modules proximate one another, providing a coupling member, and inserting the coupling member into the reliefs of the planter modules, thereby inhibiting vertical movement of the planter modules with respect to one another.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220593

Modular composting garden container, system, and method of use

Provided is an expandable, modular tower planter having an internal vertical composting capability, and a method of assembling and using the same. Provided in various example embodiments is a modular composting garden container system comprising a base and a plurality of stackable rings forming a tower upon the base, including an optional base ring specially sized, shaped, and positioned to connect the tower to the base. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220592

Method and system for plant growth lighting

A method and system for plant growth lighting. The method comprises accessing a reference growth profile associated with a plant under cultivation. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220591

Growing system

A growing system and/or plant support structure may include one or more feet supporting at least one or more uprights, on which a plurality of plants and/or grow boards for growing plants may be positioned. A nutrient delivery system may be positioned between opposing uprights to provide nutrient supply to a root zone of plants, which nutrient delivery system may be positioned adjacent each opposing upright in an interior chamber of the plant support structure. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220590

Floral and plant bouquet arranging fixture

The invention relates to a reusable floral bouquet arranging fixture having a 3d substantially conic section frame, with apertures arranged thereon for the insertion of plant stems, such that the plant stems converge substantially to a common point; wherein the frame attaches to an adjustable support apparatus, including an associated spindle, and a bracket having a lower arm with a slotted portion that adjusts the location of the spindle, and an upper arm slotted portion that adjusts the location of a holding device, including a clamp that attaches to a base; and wherein said frame is removable for use at an event, as a gift, or as a household or business decoration.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220589

Automated pruning or harvesting system for complex morphology foliage

Method and apparatus for automated operations, such as pruning, harvesting, spraying and/or maintenance, on plants, and particularly plants with foliage having features on many length scales or a wide spectrum of length scales, such as female flower buds of the marijuana plant. The invention utilizes a convolutional neural network for image segmentation classification and/or the determination of features. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220588

Tapered to a point bladed manual lawn edger

A long handled lawn edging and sod cutting tool, which employs a blade, the length of which protrudes downward from the bottom end of the shaft, and in a straight line from the shaft, and that is sharp on the curved side and tapered to a point and set perpendicular to the narrow bar foot pedals and the handlebars of the tool. The sharp tapered to a point blade enables the user to initially pierce the sod with a small point, then cut as the blade taper widens, and to edge a lawn or cut sod more easily and more quickly than with a conventional or half-moon edger.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220587

Hand tool for cropping plants and methods of using the same

A hand cropping tool includes arm members that have handle portions and jaw portions. The jaw portions include curved surfaces that are at least partially covered by deformable materials. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220586

Bale splitting attachment

A bale splitter attachment for use with a bale including a frame comprising a frame base and a cutting arm rotatably connected to the frame base at a pivot, the rotatable cutting arm comprising an elongate blade, the frame base and the rotatable cutting arm together defining a bay to receive the bale; a powered actuation device comprising a first end connected to the frame base and a second end connected to the rotatable cutting arm at a connection point, the powered actuation device arranged to apply cutting force in a pulling arrangement; and a hook apparatus connected to the frame, the hook apparatus comprising a plurality of hooks.. . ...

08/09/18 / #20180220585

Rotor apparatus for baler

Disclosed is a rotor apparatus for a baler configured such that hay on the ground is picked up by a hay pick-up apparatus installed at the side of the baler and the picked-up hay is fed without being wound around the rotor feeding the hay to the region of the roll forming apparatus, whereby the hay of the hay pick-up apparatus is fed to the region of the roll forming apparatus quickly, precisely, and evenly. In addition, a load of the rotor is minimized when the hay is fed to the region of the roll forming apparatus, thereby extending the service life of the rotor.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220584

Sieve arrangement in a cleaning system for a combine harvester

A sieve system of an agricultural vehicle for separating crop residue from grain, the sieve system including a frame, a plurality of sieve sections, a plurality of dividers and a pivoting system. The sieve sections are pivotally coupled to the frame. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220583

Cutter head for a brushcutter

A cutter head for a brushcutter has a base member with top and bottom base member parts and rotates about an axis of rotation in operation. The top base member part is fixed to the brushcutter shaft end. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220582

Disposable quick-connect cutter head assembly for a rotary trimmer

A cutting head assembly is provided having a cutting head with a housing with a cavity therein for holding a spool of filament. The housing has an upper surface with an opening defining a connection opening. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220581

Electric handheld broadcast spreader with pattern and speed controlling baffled skirt

An electric handheld broadcast spreader with pattern and speed controlling baffled skirt detachably attaches to a conventional spreader mechanism to disperse particles in a controlled, directional manner within a proximal coverage area with two hands. A broadcasting/dispersing skirt receives particulate material from a conventional spreader. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220580

System and method for independent calibration of meter rollers

The present disclosure describes an agricultural product distribution system having first and second product meters configured to meter first and second amounts of agricultural product from a product tank over first and second periods of time, respectively. The system also includes first and second motors coupled to the first and second product meters, respectively, and configured to turn the first and second product meters a first number of turns and a second number of turns, respectively, over the first and second periods of time to meter the first and second amounts of agricultural product. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220579

Multiple seed type seed meter with seed switching mechanism

A multiple seed type seed meter is provided for multi-variety row crop planting. The seed meter maintains multiple seed pools inside a seed meter sump while controlling which of the seed pools is exposed to a seed disk inside the seed meter for selective delivery onto a field. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220578

Seed treatment device with improved fluid application

A seed treater provides enhanced seed coating capabilities and performance. The seed and/or treatment fluid may be heated for improving vaporization and absorption by the seed. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220577

System and method for automatically monitoring soil surface roughness

A method for automatically monitoring soil surface roughness as a ground-engaging operation is being performed within a field may include receiving pre-operation surface roughness data associated with a given portion of the field and receiving post-operation surface roughness data associated with the given portion of the field. In addition, the method may include analyzing the pre-operation and post-operation surface roughness data to determine a surface roughness differential associated with the performance of the ground-engaging operation and actively adjusting the operation of at least one of an associated work vehicle and/or implement when the surface roughness differential differs from a target set for the surface roughness differential.. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220576

Wing flex apparatus for agricultural planter

A system and apparatus for attaching ground engaging tools proximate to the pivot point of an agricultural implement is provided. The system includes a flex apparatus configured to be operatively attached proximate to the pivot point of an agricultural implement by a pin. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220575

Lift and rotate agricultural implement

An agricultural implement includes a toolbar that extends transverse to a tongue when in a field use configuration. The toolbar can be lifted and/or rotated relative to the tongue to transition between a field use and a transport use. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220574

Gauge wheel and hitch force control

An agricultural tillage implement including a frame having a hitch extending in a travel direction, at least one gauge wheel coupled to the frame, at least one first actuator coupled to the at least one gauge wheel and configured to adjust a position of the at least one gauge wheel and thereby a control depth, a second actuator coupled to the hitch and configured to adjust a down force, and a pressure control system. The pressure control system includes a first sensor coupled to the at least one gauge wheel and a second sensor coupled to the second actuator. ...

08/09/18 / #20180220573

Strip tillage device

A tillage device includes a soil disruptor configured to couple to an agricultural implement. The soil disruptor is sized and shaped to create a soil disruption in a target soil profile beneath a soil surface without tilling the soil surface when the soil disruptor is moved through the target soil profile by the agricultural implement.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213979

Mixing bowl having a suction cup

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for peeling, including a peeling means, a fixing means, a first motor, a second motor, a control device for controlling the peeling means, a three-dimensional (3d) modeling apparatus configured to acquire three-dimensional coordinates of the surface of the item to be peeled, and a processing and controlling unit, wherein the processing and controlling unit is connected to the three-dimensional modeling apparatus and configured to determine an operating parameter of the peeling means, an operating parameter of the first motor and an operating parameter of the second motor, the processing and controlling unit is further connected to the first motor and controls the first motor to drive the movement of the fixing means, the processing and controlling unit is further connected to the second motor and control the second motor to drive the movement of the peeling means.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A plastic mixing bowl has a bowl body with a bottom side and an elastic annular seal that is provided with a peripheral region that in radial direction of the annular seal is positioned inwardly and is connected air-tightly to the bottom side of the bowl body. The annular seal has a lip extending from the peripheral region at least partially in radial direction outwardly. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213978

Container and system for holding a cutting tool of a food processing device

A container and system for holding a cutting tool of a food processing device is disclosed. The container includes a shell defining a chamber sized to receive one of at least a first cutting tool and a second cutting tool. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213977

Method for preparing a preparation item by means of an electrically operated food processor

The invention relates to a method for preparing a preparation item (2) by means of an electrically operated food processor (1), wherein a user of the food processor (1) introduces a preparation item (2) into a preparation vessel (3) of the food processor (1), and transmits preparation instructions to a control device of the of the food processor (1) via a touchscreen (4), and wherein the food processor (1), depending on the preparation instructions, automatically performs a preparation step and/or adjusts preparation parameters for preparing the preparation item (2). In order to make preparing a preparation item (2) even more comfortable, it is proposed that, before the preparation item (2) is introduced into the preparation vessel (3), the user hold it in front of the touchscreen (4) with a holding means (5) in such a way that the holding means (5) touches at least a partial area of the touchscreen, wherein a dimension of the held preparation item (2) is ascertained based on the position of the touched partial area on the touchscreen (4).. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213976

Food preparation device

A food preparation device or system which includes the following: (i) a base dimensioned to hold food containers and includes a first opening to receive the food containers and a second opening; (ii) an extraction mechanism to extract food items from each container in the base, through the second opening and to a preparation receptacle; (iii) a heating mechanism in the preparation receptacle; and (iv) one or more processors and memory containing instructions that, when executed cause the food preparation device or system to prepare the food items for consumption.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213975

Cooker with thermoelectric generation

A combustion cooker with an integrated and optionally removable thermoelectric generator and methods for making and using the same. The combustion cooker can include a fire basket that comprises a bottom region and a lateral region that is coupled with the bottom region and that defines a central combustion chamber. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213974

Shielded airflow-regulated smokers and methods of using the same

Smokers can enclose smoking subjects for production of trapped smoke with limited airflow. Optimal airflow rates and resulting smoking effects can be achieved through smokers. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213973

Cooking apparatus

Cooking apparatus comprises an oven. The oven comprises a cooking chamber, a heated air source and two or more vents through which, in use, heated air can vent from the cooking chamber. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213972

Glass lid fixing structure with spring loaded pinball arrangement for cooking pot

The present invention discloses a cooking pot's glass lid fixing structure with a spring loaded pinball arrangement of a cooking pot is rotatable and fixed on top side of the cooking pot handle. A hole which has a pinball connected to a loading spring ins installed on a location corresponding to the slot at the top side of the cooking pot handle so that the slot will engage with the pinball. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213971

Glass lid locking structure for cooking pot

The present invention discloses a magnetic cooker's glass lid fixing structure having a lock which is rotatatable and fixed on a top side of a handle of the cooking pot. A pair of lock magnets is installed on two sides at the base of the lock symmetrically. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213970

Smoke generation cooking system and methods

Embodiments are directed to smoking food in an outdoor grill using a customized smoking routine. In one scenario, an electronic controller of an outdoor grill receives an input to initiate smoke generation according to a specified smoke generation pattern, including: adding a specified amount of combustible pellets to a combustion area within the outdoor grill, such that the combustible pellets begin to burn, measuring a current internal temperature of the outdoor grill and, if below a threshold value, adding a specified amount of additional combustible pellets to the combustion area sufficient to raise the temperature to another threshold value, allowing the internal temperature to cool a temperature below the first threshold value and, upon determining that the temperature of the outdoor grill has cooled below the first specified threshold value, adding additional combustible pellets to the combustion area sufficient to raise the temperature to at least the second threshold value.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213969

Professional coffee machine

A professional coffee machine includes a supporting frame; a boiler; a preheater to prepare a coffee infusion having a first heat exchanger with the boiler to heat the supply water crossing the first exchanger to a first temperature t1 close or substantially equal to a second temperature t2 corresponding to the optimal temperature for a coffee infusion; a dispensing unit of the coffee infusion having a thermo-controlled heating element that brings the water released from the preheater to the second temperature t2 if t1 is lower than t2; a thermal insulator that mechanically constrains the dispensing unit to the frame; a heater for preparing a tea infusion or the like having a second heat exchanger with the boiler to heat the supply water crossing the second heat exchanger up to a third temperature t3 corresponding to the optimal temperature for preparing a tea infusion or the like.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213968

Espresso milk frother probe

A milk frothing apparatus which includes a steam probe which consists of an inner steam tube surrounded by an outer tube spaced annularly from the inner tube with a nozzle mounted on the end of said outer tube adjacent the outlet end of said inner tube. The air gap between the inner and outer tubes insulates the outer tube from the heat generated in the inner tube during the steam cycle. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213967

Press pot

A press pot includes a main body and a filter device. The main body defines a receiving space having an open end portion, and a first space portion that has a maximum width larger than that of the open end portion. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213966

Vessel for transferring thermal energy to and inducing convection in a contained fluid

An article of manufacture includes a wall portion having a wall inner surface and a wall outer surface, a base portion having a base inner surface and a base outer surface, at least a portion of the wall portion and the base portion forming a vessel to retain fluid therein, at least part of the base portion configured to receive heat, and a plurality of shaped portions extending above, each shaped portion of the base inner surface including at least three sides, the top of each being hexagonal in shape, each of the plurality of shaped portions capable of supplying heat from the sides to fluid adjacent to the sides, the plurality of shaped portions including the hexagonal shaped tops to assist in uneven heat transfer from the heating source to the fluid retained in the article of manufacture.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213965

Cooking appliance, and cooking control method and device thereof

A cooking control method of a cooking appliance comprises the following steps: acquiring a rice species identifier of rice to be cooked (s1); receiving cooking preference information of a user (s2); acquiring a corresponding rice species type according to the rice species identifier (s3); acquiring a corresponding cooking curve according to the cooking preference information and the rice species type (s4); and controlling the cooking appliance according to the cooking curve (s5). The cooking control method controls a cooking process according to user preference and the rice species type, thus greatly improving a cooking effect of the cooking appliance, and improving use satisfaction of the user. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213964

Steam generator and associated steam cooking system

A steam generator includes a tank for holding water, and a heating system associated with the tank for heating water in the tank to produce steam, the heating system including a gaseous fuel burner that produces hot combustion gases. A steam superheater compartment receives combustion gases from the heating system and that includes a steam line therein that receives steam from the tank to provide heat exchange between hot combustion gases traveling through the compartment and steam traveling along the steam line. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213963

Commercial scale sous-vide system and method

A commercial-scale sous-vide system (10) includes a conveyor (20) for carrying food products (fp) vacuum sealed in plastic food-grade pouch or container (222) through a chamber (40) heated with saturated steam. The conveyor is in the form of first and second spiral stacks (26) and (28). ...

08/02/18 / #20180213962

Culinary press

The present disclosure provides an elongate culinary press. The press has a receptacle for accommodating foodstuff to be processed, a pressing member for moving towards or away from the receptacle, a pair of handle members extending from the receptacle and the pressing member, respectively, a scraping member for scraping processed foodstuff away from the receptacle, and a transmission mechanism. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213961

Manually activated fruit press

A manual fruit press has first and second lever arms and a joint connecting first ends of the lever arms to each other. The second ends of the lever arms opposite the joint have handgrip pieces. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213959

Mats for adjustable desks

A chair mat including a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer, wherein the first layer includes a plastic, wherein the second layer includes an adhesive, wherein the third layer includes a cushioning foam, wherein the second layer is interposed between the first layer and the third layer, wherein the first layer is more rigid than the third layer.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213958

Portable food handling devices

A food handling device includes a holder having an interior chamber extending along a longitudinal axis, and an extension housing detachably mounted on the holder and having an interior compartment for receiving and for holding the foodstuff. A pusher is mounted in the chamber for axial movement. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213957

Portable food container

A portable food container has a plate-shaped base part and a cover to be positioned on the base part. Locking elements are provided on the base part and are movable in each case via a fixed pivot pin connected to the base part. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213956

Container with fixed glass ball including cooling material

A container and a method of manufacturing a container having a base portion and a sidewall which together form a partially enclosed space for holding a fluid; and a cooling element fixedly connected to the base portion, the cooling element comprising a cavity and a cooling material sealed within the cavity.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213955

Ergonomic vessel

A vessel has a monolithic body forming a container with a top opening into a cavity capable of containing liquids and solids and a stand positioned at the bottom of the container. The container being formed with inwardly, from, bottom to top, sloping outer side surfaces and the stand forming a plurality of apertures positioned adjacent the container. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213954

Two-sided pillow

A pillow comprising two sections of generally equal size made of pillow material, each section with a different firmness, where one section forms an upper half of the pillow and the other section forms the lower half of the pillow. Each section has a domed top and a bottom, where the bottoms of each section are joined together. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213953

Comfort system

The present disclosure is a pillow/headrest designed to keep a user cool and comfortable when sunbathing, using a tanning bed or reclining near a pool, a beach, a lake, adapted for use at the beach, or pool side, where such pillow includes a water absorbent cover for use in or near water. The pillow system comprises a housing in a generally rectangular configuration having a top surface and a bottom surface with a front edge and a rear edge and side edges. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213952

Multi-purpose blanket

A multi-purpose blanket has been designed that provides the owner with, among other things, a pillow, a blanket, a hammock, a tarp, a canopy, a poncho, a hammock liner and a hammock underquilt. The blanket has a base member having at least two opposing edges, each of the opposing edges having a casing along at least a portion thereof. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213951

Personalized pillowcase

An inspirational novelty kit comprises a pillowcase having a plurality of compartments, and objects selected by a user for placement in one or more of the compartments of the pillowcase. The invention further is for a pillowcase and a method of use thereof for inspirational purposes.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213950

Image display assembly and interlocking fastener thereof

A fastener for an image display assembly comprising a polygonal planar body having a ventral surface with at least one fastening member extending from the ventral surface. The fastening member comprises a fastening member body and at least one cantilever tab extending from the fastening member body. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213949

Adhesive picture frame system

A picture-frame system for securement to a flat-surface. The picture-frame system includes a first-layer defined by a first front-surface and a first rear-surface having adhesive thereon; and a second-layer defined by a second front-surface and a second rear-surface having an adhesive thereon. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213948

Oil bucket storage and dispensing rack

A system for storing and dispensing oil or other fluid. An upper shelf is configured to receive at least one oil bucket in a lateral position while a lower shelf is configured to receive at least one dispensing container. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213947

Divider with selectively securable track assembly

A merchandising system includes a first cooperating member having a first engagement structure for engaging the mounting member in order to restrict movement of the first cooperating member relative to the mounting member in at least one direction. A second cooperating member includes a second engagement structure for engaging the mounting member to restrict movement of the second cooperating member relative to the mounting member in at least one direction. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213946

An anti-theft storage and display assembly

The invention is directed to an assembly for storing and displaying goods, the assembly including a carrier for carrying a plurality of goods, a cover for covering a portion of the carrier, and one or more weighted units, the carrier and cover defining an opening for permitting access to the goods, the carrier having an angled base so as to facilitate sliding of the goods towards the opening, and wherein the one or more weighted units facilitate the movement of the goods towards the opening along the angled base.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213945

Dispensing device

A dispensing device for unpacked goods, in particular bakery goods, with at least one support frame and one drawer-like insert inserted into the support frame, wherein the drawer-like insert delimits a goods-receiving space in which at least one trough-like receiver is located, and wherein the insert has at least one front opening via which the goods-receiving space and the trough-like receiver are accessible, and wherein the insert has at least one transparent door and at least one door guide which, when the device is assembled, is arranged in the upper area of the opening, wherein the door has at least two guide pins, and wherein the door guide has first and second guide recesses in which the guide pins are guided so that the door is sunk at least partially into the goods-receiving space by a tilting/turning movement followed by a pushing-in movement which extends obliquely upwards in the assembled state.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213944

Person support systems with cooling features

A person support system is disclosed that includes cooling features to provide focal cooling to a subject supported by the person support system. Embodiments of the person support system include a longitudinal frame having at least one side rail, a deck position on the longitudinal frame, a support pad positioned on the deck, and a cooling source thermally coupled to the deck. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213943

Modular sofa construction and methods for assembly

A modular sofa assembly described herein includes a plurality of seating modules each having a seat section, a backrest section, and side edge surfaces. The backrest section includes first and second portions coupled for movement between a folded configuration and an extended configuration. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213942

Climate controlled beds and methods of operating the same

A climate controlled seat, bed or other assembly configured to receive a person includes a blower and two or more thermoelectric devices or other conditioning fluid modules. According to one embodiment of an operational scheme, a control system for the seat or bed is configured to continuously discharge air from the blower through the thermoelectric devices. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213941

Chair

The invention relates to a chair (10) having a base (40) and a support (20), articulated thereon, that is coupled to a seating surface (11) and supports the latter, the seating surface (11) being connected to the support (20) rotatably or pivotably around a rotation axis (30) between a sitting position and a raised position, and the support (20) comprising at least one receiving region (28, 29) for aligned abutment of a juxtaposed chair (10) of identical design. Provision is made in this context that in the raised position, the seating surface (11) is pivoted out of the receiving region (28, 29) of the support (20) and exposes it. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213940

Arm width adjustment

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include a chair for assembly by a user. The chair for assembly by a user may include a bracket configured to releasably couple an arm rest assembly to a chair seat and facilitate adjusting a width for the arm rest assembly relative to the chair seat.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213939

Item of seating furniture, in particular an office chair

An item of seating furniture, in particular an office chair, has a seat carrier for a horizontal seat member, and a backrest carrier for a vertical backrest. The backrest carrier is constructed in a substantially u-shaped manner with two vertically orientated u-shaped members and with a horizontal upper u-shaped member. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213938

Seating system

A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213937

Apparatus for identifying a seat in a venue

An apparatus for identifying a seat in a venue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a cylindrical base having an open end and a sidewall defining a hollow interior in which a printed circuit board is supported. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213936

Reclining device

A reclining device includes: a reclining mechanism, which is capable of tilting of a seat back relative to a seat cushion to be locked or unlocked; a hinge pin, which is engaged with the reclining mechanism and configured to cause the reclining mechanism to be in an unlocked state; a first biasing member, one end of which is hooked to a hooking part provided at a seat-cushion-side member; and a second biasing member, one end of which is engaged to a periphery of an engagement part formed at the hinge pin and the other end of which is hooked to the seat-cushion-side member, wherein a vertical cross-section of the engagement part of the hinge pin has a non-circular shape.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213935

Impact protection device clip

The present invention further provides a kit including an impact protection device for a pallet racking post and at least one impact protection device clips.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213934

Storage container

A storage container that has a container housing in which at least one receiving compartment is formed, and a drawer element which can be pulled out and retracted is located in the receiving compartment. Pull out-limiting means prevent the drawer element from being accidentally pulled out beyond a maximum pull-out operating position. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213933

Compact broom and dust mop storage rack

A free standing, or wall mounted narrow storage rack composed of two side panels, and three horizontal panels created primarily for storage of brooms, dust mops and similar shaped items by the handle or shaft vertically in narrow spaces preventing contact with the wall and allowing easy access or retrieval thru the top, side or front.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213932

Flexible bracket system for medical apparatuses

A support device (10) forms a medical apparatuses bracket system and functions as a bracket system for medical apparatuses (12). The support device (10) includes a central vertical, or at least essentially vertical, column (14) and at least one tine (20) and optionally two or more tines (20). ...

08/02/18 / #20180213931

Vertically retractable counterweighted rack for overhead closet storage

A system and method of suspending retractable vertical storage is described. The wire shelving system method comprise, among other things, convenient storage of footwear, hand bags, and luggage across horizontal wire shelves. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213930

Modular rack for phytochemical extraction system

A modular rack for mounting components of a phytochemical extraction system is described. The module rack includes at least two legs and one or more frame modules that are each at least 2 units in length. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213929

Height adjustable desktop work surface

In one example, a height adjustable desktop system is described that can include a work surface, a foot assembly and a linkage assembly that adjustably connects the work surface to the foot assembly allowing vertical adjustment of the work surface. The linkage assembly can include a pair of adjustment assemblies, each having a transverse linkage that maintains the work surface in a horizontal orientation as the work surface is elevated or lowered. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213928

Furniture with organizational frame

In various implementations, furniture, such as a table (e.g., a desk) and/or free-standing board, may include an organizational frame to which other members (e.g., table top, white board, smart board, etc.) may be coupled. The frame may include legs and at least one organizational member disposed between two or more of the legs. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213927

Lifting table with height adjustment device

A lifting table is provided which is provided with a top plate height adjustment device which, by performing a height adjustment operation in all of the support columns in a synchronized manner by a single operation, makes it possible to smoothly and reliably adjust the height of the top plate. The top plate 2 of this lifting table 1 is supported on the floor by means of a leg structure 3 provided with multiple support columns 5 arranged in parallel. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213926

Table top and skirt with foldable legs

A foldable table and table legs comprises a tabletop comprising a plurality of tabletop sections each of which are interconnected by a hinge mechanism allowing the tabletop fold into a small, compact package. Detachable and foldable legs are configured for coupling to a table skirt comprising four segments which fold down from a storage pocket on the underside of the tabletop. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213925

Hairbrush with accessory holding handle

A hairbrush with accessory holding handle for storing and transporting small accessories, the hairbrush having a brush head, bristles attached to the brush head, a j-shaped handle portion, a movable gate around a spindle, a male latching pin and a female latching part, when closed encompasses the accessory and allows for storage and transport.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213924

Cosmetic applicator having movable protuberances

An applicator for applying an eyelash cosmetic including a body and protuberances having a free end and arranged so as to be movable relative to the body between a retracted position and an extended position, in which the protuberances extend outward from the body further than in the retracted position. The applicator is designed such that every free end moving from the retracted to the extended position follows a path that is transversal to a longitudinal axis of the applicator.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213923

Molded bristle brushes comprised of helical segments

A molded bristle applicator having a cylindrical core on which are arranged a number of discrete helical bristle segments. Depending on the embodiment, all of the discrete helical segments spiral in the same direction (i.e. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213922

Arm band case for portable electronic device

An arm band case for portable electronic device is disclosed. The arm band case may be secured to the user with straps and includes a pocket having a transparent window that provides visibility to the touchscreen of the electronic device and a plurality of powered light sources that are configured to illuminate the arm band and thereby provide added visibility to the user when in use. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213921

Support system for electronic device

Systems and apparatuses for supporting electronic devices are described. Such systems and apparatuses provide significant adaptability to position an electronic device in commonly used locations by using an interface that is readily provided in virtually any location. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213920

Velcro document carrying mechanism providing adjustable, removable shoulder strap/padding with safety clasp and designs with value to be water repellent and to secure plans hands free

This invention relates to a document carrying shoulder strap providing for adjustable, removable padding and designs, which provides with attachment buckles and an adjustable mechanism which is improved by providing an interlocking lobster claw clasp made of galvanized metal material with swivel hinge structure. This present invention also provides with a padded shoulder strap adjustable in height for suitable use of occupant of different size. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213919

Cosmetic eyelid-shaping tape, method for forming double eyelid using same, and method for producing said tape

There is provided a cosmetic eyelid-shaping tape used for performing pseudo shaping on an eyelid by forming a constricted portion on the eyelid by using elastic contractility when a tape-shaped member is stretched with improved adhesiveness of the tape-shaped member to skin on an inner corner of the eyelid and/or on an outer corner of the eyelid. The cosmetic eyelid-shaping tape 1 includes a tape-shaped member including a base material piece capable of being stretched in a longitudinal direction, the base material being formed of a long and narrow synthetic resin that has elastic contractility when stretched, and an adhesive layer coated on both surfaces of the base material piece, and that forms a fold in an upper eyelid by using elastic contractility of the base material piece. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213918

Makeup shields and methods of use

Makeup shields for preventing the transfer of makeup from a user to one or more objects, such as clothing are provided. For example, an embodiment of a makeup shield includes a nontransferable material and an attachment mechanism associated with the nontransferable material such that the attachment mechanism is configured to retain the nontransferable material substantially between a face of a user and one or more objects such as, for example, clothing the user is donning or doffing. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213917

Hair treatment apparatus

A hair treatment apparatus includes a base and a sidewall in direct contact with and extending from the base. The base and sidewall define a cavity configured for receiving a liquid. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213916

Heating applicator for cosmetic product

The first (28) and second (54) connectors are configured to authorize a putting into contact and/or a dissociation of the contact surfaces (60, 62) by translation along an axis (18, 50) of connection, without rotation of the first and second connectors in relation to one another about said axis of connection.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213915

Cosmetics applicator and storage device

A cosmetics applicator and storage device comprises a plurality of interconnected lip cosmetic items and attachments, such as but not limited to a lipstick, a lip liner, and lip balm, which together comprise a single tube, which may be shorter or longer based on the number of attachments. The present invention's top member may contain a lipstick and may be detachable and reattachable to a middle member that houses a lip liner on one end and lip balm on the other end. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213914

Application pen with an inclined tip end

Removing a portion of porous material, by grinding, in an off-centered manner, from a segment of the rod, in order to reduce (27) the first transversal dimension of said segment, said segment including a junction (30) between the first and second parts.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213913

Device for treating the hair having a removable rocking pressing element

The invention relates to a device for treating the hair, comprising a first (5) and a second 86) arm that are able to move relative to one another between a moved-together configuration for treating the hair and a spaced-apart configuration for inserting hair to be treated between said arms, the first arm carrying an applicator member (26) for applying a cosmetic product that is able to come into contact with the hair in the moved-together configuration of the arms, and the second arm having at least one housing (38); a pressing element (21) disposed removably in the housing, the pressing element being configured to press the hair against the applicator member in the moved-together configuration; and a support means (40) on which the pressing member bears in the housing, this support means being configured to allow the pressing element to carry out a rocking movement in the housing.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213912

Hair coloring appliance

The system includes a hair color packet assembly having one hair color packet and one developer packet and a pump assembly for moving the hair coloring material and developer material to a mixing assembly which mixes the color and the developer and delivers it to a brushhead/distributor, which has openings through which the selected hair color formulation is delivered. The brushhead/distributor is mountable in a handle having a motor which drives the brushhead/distributor in a linear oscillating manner.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213911

Hair-retaining device and method of manufacture

A hair-retaining device is described as having a base material, a layer of epoxy resin, a compliant exterior layer disposed over the base material and joined to the base material of epoxy resin, and a top coat layer disposed over the compliant exterior layer. The method of making a hair-retaining device is described. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213910

Process for treating hair fibres

The invention relates to a process for treating hair fibres, comprising (i) combing the hair fibres, (ii) applying a composition to the hair fibres, (iii) treating the hair fibres by applying steam, (iv) heat-treating the hair fibres by conduction and/or radiation, step (i) being carried out before step (ii).. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213909

Device for treating the hair

The invention relates to a device for treating the hair, comprising a first and a second arm (5 and 6) that are able to move relative to one another between a moved-together configuration for treating the hair and a spaced-apart configuration for inserting hair to be treated between said arms, the first arm (5) carrying an applicator member (26) for applying a cosmetic product that is able to come into contact with the hair in the moved-together configuration of the arms (5, 6), and the second arm (6) having at least one housing (38); a pressing element (21) disposed in the housing, the pressing element being configured to press the hair against the applicator member in the moved-together configuration; a comb (13) mounted on the pressing element.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213908

Hair iron

The present disclosure relates to a hair iron, the hair iron including a first body and a second body, a first cover, a second cover, a first heater, a second heater, and a cartridge, whereby damage to user hair and a safety accident can be prevented by styling the user hair at a relatively lower temperature, and insufficient hair styling caused by low temperature can be effectively complemented by coating hair treatment material on the user hair through evaporation of the hair treatment material.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213907

Personal luggage identifying device

A personal luggage identifying device for pinpointing a suitcase includes a strap that is configured to couple to the suitcase. A first housing is coupled to the strap. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213906

Secure portable encasement system

A system for providing securement of a plurality of secure portable encasements including one or more encasements each configured to engage, and subsequently disengage, inseparable interaction with a common docking unit; and one or more common docking units.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213905

Tool bag

A tool bag includes an interior tool rack for easy access and good visibility to tools as well as a magnetic tray for securing parts removed during equipment servicing and an easy to carry single strap system that holds a fully loaded bag snugly to the body to enable carrying the bag in tight places such as crawl spaces and ladder cages.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213904

Storage device combination for pencils, pens, and other stationery devices

A storage device combination may include a scale, a tube having an inner opening within which the scale may be stored, at least one cap that mounts to an end of the scale and to an end of the tube. The storage device may also include a light disposed within a pocket formed in the inner opening of the tube.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213903

Protective case for mobile electronic device with storage compartment and pivot stand

A protective case for a mobile device having a storage compartment for a user's personal items such as credit cards, license, cash, etc. Is disclosed. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213902

Protective case for out-folding image display device provided with flexible display device, and protective case application method

The present invention relates to a bumper case and a protective case which are applied to an out-folding image display device, the circumferential shape of which changes by the folding or unfolding rotation of a folding axis, unlike existing plate-shaped image display devices having an unchangeable circumferential shape, and to a bumper case, a protective case, and an integrated case for an out-folding image display device, which do not restrict the folding and unfolding of a flexible display device even if the bumper case and protective case are additionally applied to the out-folding image display device.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213901

Case for portable computing device

The present disclosure is a layered protective case for a portable computing device with a unique structure to alleviate force from physical impact and to facilitate heat dissipation. Various embodiments are discussed to illustrate options of trade offs between several desired parameters.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213900

Wheeled luggage case

An axle-free wheel comprising: an outer rim member having a ground interface on an external surface thereof and an outer ball race or rolling race on an inner surface thereof; an inner rim member having an inner ball or rolling race on an outer surface thereof.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213899

Umbrella

An improved umbrella frame comprising a four-rib canopy frame comprising only five parts plus a simplified four-panel canopy that greatly reduces manufacturing costs. The frame comprises four arms that snap together with a tool-less tongue and groove connection around a central shaft, allowing the four-panel canopy to be stretched over top. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213898

Jewelry having druzy or geode effect and methods of manufacture

A method of manufacturing an article of jewelry with a druzy or geode effect, the method including: forming an adhesion mixture by mixing metal particles with a silica, shell, and/or clay with polymer, optionally in a liquid to form an adhesion paste; applying the adhesion mixture to an article of jewelry; applying a plurality of gemstones to the applied adhesion mixture to form a gemstone layer; melting the adhesion mixture without significantly melting the article of jewelry; and cooling the adhesion mixture to bond the gemstone layer to the article of jewelry.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213897

Device and method for outputting image onto surface of jewel by using pre-distorted image

Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for displaying an image on the surface of a jewel using a previously distorted image. The apparatus for displaying an image on a surface of a jewel using a previously distorted image includes a distorted image generation unit for generating a distorted image corresponding to an original image that is desired to be displayed on a table facet of a jewel in consideration of characteristics of the jewel and characteristics of the original image, and a display unit for outputting visible light corresponding to the distorted image to the jewel so that the original image is displayed on the table facet of the jewel.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213896

Clasp mechanism for wrist-worn devices

Clasp assemblies for bands (e.g., for watches) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a clasp assembly may include a plurality of pivotally interconnected links, where respective links are releasably coupled to one another, and spring assemblies disposed between respective links impart biasing forces between the respective links. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213895

Wearable holder for securing a smart watch

A versatile smart device holder that secures the device to a user while offering enhanced protection during physical activity as compared to conventional device bands and holders. The device holder is suitable to wear in a number of locations, such as across the bicep, the forearm, leg, ankle, or the wrist. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213894

Slide fastener

In a slide fastener, a back-side guide plate is formed in a tapered shape toward a front end portion side and provided with guide ribs on both right and left ends. The guide ribs stand to the front side and guide elements in right and left element lines to respective engagement positions in accordance with movement of a slider to the rear end portions side. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213893

Silicone clip

Disclosed is a clip for a bracelet and/or a necklace. The clip in a closed state having a through hole (402) allowing the clip to wreathe an elongated member of a bracelet and/or necklace. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213892

Silicone clip

Disclosed is a clip (100) for a bracelet and/or a necklace. The clip in a closed state having a through hole (102) allowing said clip to wreathe an elongated member (301) of a bracelet and/or necklace. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213891

Strap connection member

A strap connection member is disclosed. The strap connection member includes a pair of ring-shaped strap hangers provided at one side of a base and integrally formed so as to be spaced apart from each other. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213890

Footwear with closing mechanism permitting easy donning and doffing

A shoe having a toe portion, a heel portion and first and second sides, the shoe including a sole, an upper and a closing mechanism extending from a top portion of the upper down along the first side of the shoe and then horizontally between the sole and the upper around the toe portion, around the second side and around the heel portion.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213889

Adjustable shoe and shoe base for an adjustable shoe

An adjustable shoe configured to stand on a base surface, the adjustable shoe including at least one shoe sole; and at least one heel, wherein the at least one shoe sole is divided respectively into at least two shoe sole elements which are arranged at least indirectly behind one another in a longitudinal direction of the at least one shoe sole, wherein the at least two shoe sole elements include a toe element and a heel element, wherein adjacent shoe sole elements of the at least two shoe sole elements are respectively connected with each other by at least one joint arrangement, wherein the adjacent sole elements are pivotable relative to one another by the joint arrangement.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213888

Sole board

A sole board for an article of footwear includes a plate that has a forefoot region, a midfoot region, and a heel region. The sole board includes a channel disposed in a top surface of the plate in the forefoot region. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213887

Fluid-filled structure

A fluid-filled chamber may include a pair of polymer layers that define a plurality of subchambers and a web area. The subchambers are protruding portions of the polymer layers that enclose a fluid, and the web area is portions of the polymer layers that are located between the subchambers and lay adjacent to each other. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213886

Stacked cushioning arrangement for sole structure

A sole structure for an article of footwear is provided. The sole structure includes an outsole having a ground-engaging surface and an upper surface formed on an opposite side of the outsole than the ground-engaging surface. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213885

Selectively applied adhesive particulate on nonmetallic substrates

The manufacturing of articles relies on the bonding of two or more components to form some forms of the articles, such as a shoe sole bonded with a shoe upper. The bonding may be achieved with an adhesive particulate that is applied to a surface of a substrate. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213884

Safety shoes with a ventilation structure

Safety shoes with a ventilation structure are provided. The safety shoes include a toecap on a front inner part, a plurality of longitudinal ventilation holes formed at one side of the toecap, an outer skin with an opening which laterally extends to overlap and communicate with the ventilation hole, the outer skin joined with an outer surface of the toecap, and an inner skin formed of a waterproof and breathable function material and joined with the inside of the opening. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213883

Footwear protector for skate practice

The footwear protector for skate practice has as its main function the protection of the outer front part of the footwear from the wear caused by the contact with the sandpaper of the surface of the skate, when executing maneuvers, and with the floor, when the impulsion for the acquisition of speed or to brake it, the surfaces (1 and 5) being manufactured in different textures, designs and thicknesses (7), providing different combinations of strength, elasticity and aesthetics, while the inner front surface (2) is adapted to different shoe models, since fabricated in attention (3) and the outer lower surface (8) have the function of protecting the front sole of the footwear from extreme wear, the connection of the front part of the device (1, 2, 3 and 8) to the rear part 4, by means of side strips 5, which have the function of fixing the device to the footwear, finally the surface 7 represents the thickness of the material to be used which must be sturdy and elastic.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213882

Toddlers shoe with fully pivoting counter, providing easy rear entry of foot into the shoe

Embodiments of this invention relate to the design and construction method of a toddlers shoe that features a pivoting counter that completely disengages from the shoe upper. When the counter is unfastened from the upper, it is allowed to pivot up and down 180 degrees. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213881

Shoe enabling attachment/detachment of decoration

The present invention relates to a shoe enabling the attachment/detachment of a decoration, the shoe comprising: a base part which is coupled to the upper side of a bottom part of a shoe so as to accommodate a foot, and has a first coupling part formed on the whole or part of a surface exposed to the outside, the first coupling part being provided as a latch ring in the form of a snare; and a decoration which has a second coupling part formed on one side surface thereof that is provided as a hook corresponding to the first coupling part so that the decoration is attached/detached to the base part by means of the hook of the second coupling part latching onto the latch ring of the first coupling part. According to the present invention, since a user can directly attach a decoration or decorative cover of a desired design to a shoe, a shoe of a desired design can be directly made and used according to the demand or personality of an individual, and thus a shoe enabling the attachment/detachment of a decoration that enables high satisfaction with the shoe design can be provided.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213880

Shoe having rotating function

Provided is a shoe having a rotating function, and having a novel structure in which a coupling shaft is fixedly coupled by a coupling bolt in a state in which a rotation-preventing column of the coupling shaft is coupled to a rotation-preventing groove, such that the rotation of the coupling shaft is reliably prevented and, simultaneously, the loosening of the coupling bolt is prevented, and, furthermore, a rotating plate can be locked only with foot movements without an operation, performed by the hands, for locking the rotating plate.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213879

Pain reducing footwear and systems and methods for using same

Disclosed herein are footwear and systems for reducing foot pain or discomfort. In one aspect, an article of footwear encompasses an upper; a sole, at least one vibration device disposed within the upper, the vibration device comprising at least one vibrational element capable of delivering vibrations to a user of the footwear; a controller communicatively connected to the vibration device and configured to control operation of the one or more vibration devices based on instructions regarding operation of the vibration device; and a control unit communicatively connected to the controller and configured to transmit instructions regarding the operation of the vibration device to the controller. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213878

Article of footwear with braided upper

An article of footwear includes a braided upper comprised of a unitary braided structure. The unitary braided structure of the braided upper may be engineered with specific features tailored to particular activities. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213877

Helmet with transformable jaw protecting structure based on gear constraint

The invention belongs to the technical field of helmets and relates to a helmet with a transformable jaw protecting structure, wherein a jaw protector is reliably transformed between a full-face helmet position and a half-face helmet position in a gear constraint structure and mode, and the uniqueness and reversibility of a kinematical and geometrical locus of the jaw protector can be kept everywhere during a round trip. The helmet according to the invention has the greatest advantages that: the integrity of a whole structure of the mount and the jaw protector can be kept while implementing a transformable jaw protecting structure of the helmet in the meanwhile, thus ensuring that these core members have higher intensity and rigidity, and effectively enhancing the use safety of the helmet; in addition, an exposed slit may be dramatically reduced or even completely eliminated, buzzing noises derived by flowing an air current through a helmet housing surface and rainwater invasion may be significantly reduced, and a wearing comfort of the helmet is effectively improved; and besides, the difficulty in assembling the mount and the jaw protector is reduced and a precise gear engagement and constraint structure is adopted, so that the quality reliability of a helmet product can be effectively improved.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213876

Chin guard and system and method for using same

Disclosed herein are chin guard devices and systems for use with a helmet. The chin guard device may include a cupped portion comprising a front face and a rear face, wherein the front face is opposed to the rear face, wherein the rear face is configured to receive the chin of a wearer; at least one strap attached to the cupped portion; and at least one securement device attached to the at least one strap. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213875

Football helmet

The present invention is a football helmet designed to reduce the occurrence of concussions and subconcussive impacts to the brain through the use of a novel system of materials and design implemented on the interior and exterior of the helmet. The helmet disclosed herein can include a new impact absorption system using cylindrical segments of viscoelastic foam with a sealed central void to absorb high energy impacts. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213874

Helmet, liner for a helmet, comfort padding for a helmet and connector

A connector (20) for connecting first (14) and second (15) parts of an apparatus (1), comprising: a sliding plate (21); an anchor point (22) on one side of the plate, configured to be connected to the first part; and a deformable material, configured to at least partially cover the side of the plate on which the anchor point is located; wherein a peripheral region (23) of the deformable material is configured to be connected to the second part and an inner region of the deformable material is connected to at least one of the plate and the anchor point; the connector further comprising a layer of material (25, 30) that is located on the opposite side of the plate from the anchor point; wherein a low friction interface is provided between the opposing surfaces of the plate and the layer of material.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213873

Attachment for a helmet for monitoring, displaying, recording, and storing data

An attachment for a helmet including a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first camera configured for capturing data from a first perspective relative to the helmet, a sensor for capturing accelerometer data, a database for storing the data, and a processing unit configured for displaying a graphical representation on a display corresponding to at least the first visual data. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213872

Hat with an adjustable brim size

A hat with a variable brim. The wearer of the hat may select to wear a hat with a given brim length. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213871

Cosmetic treatment method

A cosmetic treatment method. The method includes creating, on a region of the keratin materials to be treated, a set of adhesive areas and of non-adhesive areas extending between the adhesive areas. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213870

System and method for impeding the displacement of clothing

An improved system and method for keeping articles of clothing properly fixed in place. Embodiments include a first article of clothing and a second article of clothing. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213869

Fashion accessory including a cinch clip

A fashion accessory including a cinch clip is provided for altering the look of a fabric item such as an item of clothing. The accessory is removably attached to the clothing without altering or destroying the fabric item. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213868

Cuff fastener assembly

A system that embodies a fastener assembly for converting conventional hems to adjustable cuffs is provided. The fastener assembly may include a pair of complementary magnetically attracted elements spaced apart and attachable near the bottom hem or cuff of a pant leg, allowing the hem or cuff to be adjusted in length through a push-pull mechanism by turning the hem/cuff up or down at a desired configuration. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213867

Inverse water resistant garment

This is a new take on water resistant materials and garment assembly. This invention will prevent liquid from permeating from the inside to the outside of a garment. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213866

Articles of clothing comprising water absorbent portions convenient for use wiping and cleaning

Articles of clothing comprise water absorbent portions that may be conveniently used by a wearer of the clothing to wipe or absorb fluids or for other cleaning tasks. Optionally the water absorbent portions of the clothing may be detachable from and re-attachable to the clothing to facilitate their use for cleaning, to allow their removal after they are soiled, and/or to allow washing of the highly absorbent portions separately from the rest of the clothing.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213865

Enhanced garment and method of using the same

An enhanced garment and method of using the same is characterized by a garment that provides for one or more grip pads to be secured onto or integrated into the garment at locations where the grip pads may be advantageous to the user. In some embodiments, the positioning of the grip pads on or within the garment may correspond to locations wherein friction, cushioning, or other advantage is desired. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213864

Grip assist apparatus with insert

A grip assist apparatus that may be worn on either hand that includes a gripping portion that includes an insert designed to prevent lifting bars to come into contact with an area of vulnerability in the center of the palm, which is prone to injury.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213863

Glove for food handling

A glove for food handling has luminescent material kneaded throughout the entire area of the glove main body for food handling the luminescent material is configured to emit light in response to ultraviolet rays so that even if a broken piece of the glove for food handling mixes in food, the broken piece can be easily found by irradiating the food with the ultraviolet rays from an ultraviolet light source such as a black light. Further, on a palm surface of the glove for food handling, a plurality of fine first projections are formed, and a plurality of fine second projections are formed on each of the first projections.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213862

Disposable cut resistant glove

A disposable cut resistant glove, including a body, a plurality of fingers attached to the body, a thumb attached to the body, and a plurality of strips of para-aramid synthetic fiber disposed over and around the plurality of fingers and the thumb.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213861

Patterned medical glove for use when taking a pulse

An ambidextrous or hand-specific glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and a digit region. The glove may be fabricated of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of zinc, sulfur and accelerators to reduce allergic reactions in populations required to frequently wear protective gloves. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213860

Sun garment

An exemplary sun garment may have a neck portion, sleeve portions, front portion, and back portions. The exemplary sun garment may be configured to be worn in various applications about the torso and/or head of the user to shield the user's sin from sun damage.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213859

Sensor connection assembly for integration with garment

A patient worn sensor assembly for detecting, recording, and communicating patient vital signs can be integrated into a garment to be worn by the patient. A lead assembly can be integrated into a garment to connect electrodes in contact with the skin of a patient to a sensor assembly that collects vital sign information from the electrodes. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213858

Surgeon gown with sealed sleeves and methods of manufacturing the same

A medical gown (1101) includes a layer of material (100,200) with a seam (801) disposed across the layer of material. The material can include a weave (110,210) of untwisted, continuous filament polyester. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213857

Protective kneepad with memory interior

A kneepad includes a shell having multiple resilient layers to provide a cushioning effect on the wearer. The kneepad includes at least one air cavity between the shell and a first resilient layer to accommodate movement of the layers in response to compressive forces applied by the user of the kneepad.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213856

Kneepad with implement holder

A kneepad includes a front, top, bottom and first and second lateral sides and a stretchable band attached to the kneepad to form at least one channel to snugly releasably receive an implement.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213855

Cooling suit

Cooling suit including legs, torso and arms, which includes outwardly opening hose sleeve in the hip area, inwardly branching gas ducts having several outlet openings. A pressurized gas cylinder for carrying along and connecting outlet hose with coupling piece to this hose sleeve, and which comprises a valve and adjusting wheel for the regulated delivery of expanded gas into these gas ducts. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213854

Clothing article with integrated thermal regulation system

Implementations of a clothing article with an integrated thermal regulation system are provided. In some implementation, a clothing article with an integrated thermal regulation system may be configured to heat a portion of a wearer's body by transferring heat from a warmer first region of the body (e.g., the calf portion of the leg or wrist portion of the arm) to a cooler second region (e.g., the plantar side of the toes or the dorsal side of the fingers). ...

08/02/18 / #20180213853

Cleavage enhancing undergarment system

A braette including compression pads having inner surfaces contoured to engage the outer surface of the breasts of a wearer which are interconnected by a force generating member to apply a force to the breasts of the wearer to push them toward each other and to thereby enhance the cleavage.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213852

Spunbond nonwoven fabric and hygienic material

A spunbond nonwoven fabric, including a composition including a propylene homopolymer having a melting point of 140° c. Or higher, a polyethylene, and at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of a polymer shown in (i) and a polymer shown in (ii), in which the total content of the polymer shown in (i) and the polymer shown in (ii) is in a range of from 5% by mass to 30% by mass with respect to the total amount of the composition. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213851

Shirt garment with hidden magnet

The collared shirt has a placket with a top piece and bottom piece extending at least a portion of the length of the shirt. The bottom piece comprises an attached collar male button, an attached first male button spaced apart from the collar male button and below the collar male button, and an attached second male button spaced apart from the first male button and below the first male button, and an intermediate male magnetic button between the first and second male buttons. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213850

Sealed cartridge for an aerosol delivery device and related assembly method

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may include a control body and a cartridge. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213849

Control method for electronic cigarette apparatus and system, and electronic cigarette

The present disclosure provides an electronic cigarette control method, which includes following steps: receiving a verification information input by a user; determining whether the user is verified or not according to the verification information; if the user is verified, sending a startup instruction to an electronic cigarette in communication with the terminal, the startup instruction is a necessary condition to control an atomizer of an electronic cigarette to start operating. The present disclosure further provides an electronic cigarette control apparatus, system, and an electronic cigarette. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213848

Password control method for electronic cigarette, apparatus and system, and electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette control method is disclosed, based on a user who desires to smoke inputting a password for matching a reference password. The method comprises a reference password being sent by a terminal in communication with the electronic cigarette, and a user password being received for verification against the reference password. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213847

Aerosol-generating device, and method of selecting a consumable using the aerosol-generating device

The aerosol-generating device includes a housing, a mouthpiece on an end of the housing, a first and second receiving chamber defined within the housing, where the first and second receiving chambers receive and accommodate a first and second consumable. A selection member is arrangeable in a first position and a second position, where the first position establishes a first airflow passageway that traverses through the first receiving chamber while circumventing the second receiving chamber, and the second position establishes a second airflow passageway that traverses through the second receiving chamber while circumventing the first receiving chamber. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213846

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprising a base part and a cartridge configured to be assembled thereto, said base part comprising a battery and at least one heating element connected to the battery, and said cartridge comprising: a substance chamber configured for containing therein a substance to be smoked, said substance chamber comprising a substance outlet; a vaporization chamber in communication with the substance outlet for receiving said substance therein; and at least one heat transfer unit configured, at least when the cartridge is assembled to the base part, for being heated by the heating element of the base part and for heating the substance being provided via said substance outlet for its vaporization in the vaporization chamber.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213845

Atomizer and aerosol generating apparatus

An atomiser, comprising an upper cover (110), an air intake hole (115) being disposed in said upper cover (110), the upper cover (110) extending inward to form an inner connecting tube (117), a separating member (119) being disposed in the inner connecting tube (117), the separating member (119) separating the inner connecting tube (117) into an air intake channel (1171) and a vapour outlet channel (1173), the air intake hole (115) and the air intake channel (1171) being in communication; and an atomisation assembly (150), an atomisation cavity (163) being formed between the atomisation assembly (150) and the upper cover (110); the gas entering the atomisation cavity (163) via the air intake hole (115) and the air intake channel (1171) carries away the aerosol atomised by means of the atomisation assembly (150), and bypasses the separating member (119) to be released through the vapour outlet channel (1173). Also provided is an aerosol generating apparatus comprising said atomiser.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213844

Secondary battery for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a reservoir configured to retain an aerosol precursor composition, a heating element, and a power source connected to an electrical load that includes the heating element. The power source includes a rechargeable primary battery and a rechargeable secondary battery in a parallel combination, with the rechargeable secondary battery having a lower nominal voltage than the rechargeable primary battery. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213843

Electrically heated aerosol-generating system

An electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including a housing; an aerosol-forming substrate; at least one heating element configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate and to generate an aerosol; a power supply configured to supply power to the at least one heating element; electric circuitry configured to control a supply of power from the power supply to the at least one heating element; a first switch provided on an external surface of the housing; and a mouthpiece including at least one second, touch sensitive, switch, the mouthpiece being deformable from a first configuration to a second configuration, wherein in the first configuration the at least one second switch is not exposed and in the second configuration the at least one second switch is exposed. The circuitry is configured to provide power to the at least one heating element when both the first switch and the second switch are activated.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213842

A method for manufacturing multi-component aerosol forming articles

The invention relates to a method for manufacturing multi-component aerosol forming articles, each aerosol forming article defining a longitudinal axis and comprising n components serially juxtaposed along the longitudinal axis, where n is an integer ≥2, the method comprising: —providing transporting means for transporting components of aerosol forming articles in a transporting direction, said transporting means defining seats along said transporting direction; —supplying seats of said transporting means with a first component for each aerosol forming article by positioning said first components one after the other along the transporting direction with their longitudinal axis parallel one to the others; —checking each seat for the presence of said first component; —adjoining a second component to the first component in a lengthwise axial manner in a given seat only if the first component is present in said given seat.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213841

Domed water pipe with supporting tray

A multi-chambered water pipe comprising an inner chamber and exterior chamber.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213840

Domed water pipe with supporting tray

A multi-chambered water pipe comprising an inner chamber and exterior chamber.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213839

Portable universal smoke filtration apparatus

A portable smoke filtration apparatus for holding a smoke filter includes a filter unit having a first filter opening, a second filter opening, and a filter chamber configured for holding the smoke filter. Air entering the first filter opening must pass through the smoke filter to reach the second filter opening. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213838

Compact system for preparing personal smokable products

A system for preparing smokeable material comprising a wall providing an upper chamber and a lower chamber with a grate between the chambers. Feed smokeable material in the upper chamber has its size reduced with a size reducer a sufficient amount such that it can pass through the grate into the lower chamber as fill smokeable material. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213837

Method for the preparation of spherical capsules of aqueous substances and capsules obtained by said method

Capsules contain in their interior a water-based substance, and are coated with a film of alginate of an alkaline earth metal selected from calcium and magnesium. The capsules are of a larger size than previous capsules, while maintaining their sphericality. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213835

Vegetable health drink

An oat based vegetable health drink comprises or substantially consists of carbohydrate of high glycemic index (gi) from oats, inherent oat protein, β-glucan, potato protein or other protein of vegetable origin of a composition similar to that of potato protein, and water but does not contain any of: protein of animal origin, trimethylglycine, hydrocolloid other than β-glucan. Also disclosed is a method of promoting muscle glycogen recovery upon physical exertion by administration of a glycogen recovery efficient amount of the health drink in close timely proximity of the exertion.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213834

Nutritional products having improved lipophilic solubility and bioavailability in an easily mixable form

Methods of preparing a nutritional product which contain a lipophilic nutrient are disclosed. The nutritional product is made using a fortifying powder containing the lipophilic nutrient, a monoglyceride and diglyceride (“mdg”) oil, a phospholipid, and a carrier. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213833

Ketogenic nutritional composition and preparation method thereof

The present disclosure relates to nutritional composition in powder form capable of being used as an adjunct to a ketogenic diet program. The disclosed ketogenic nutritional composition can produce elevated and sustained levels of ketone bodies in blood and can synergistically induce nutritional ketosis in a subject. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213832

A natural sweetener

The present invention relates to a natural sweetening composition comprising luo han guo concentrate in an amount of 0.1 to 95% by weight and use in beverage, food, pharmaceutical, oral, dietetic, veterinary or tobacco products thereof.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213831

Lightened fat and its use in breadmaking and patisserie

The invention concerns a lightened fat which is obtained by replacing some of the initial vegetable and/or animal fat with a non-animal raw material, a microalgal flour, and the uses thereof as novel product in the fields of breadmaking and/or patisserie and/or viennoiserie.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213830

Oil and fat composition for rice cooking and method for manufacturing boiled rice using the same

The oil and fat composition for rice cooking comprises edible oil and fat, 0.1% to 3% by mass of lecithin. 0.002% to 1% by mass of ascorbic acid analog compound and 0.01% to 3% by mass of polyglycerol condensed ricinoleate.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213829

High fiber, high protein, low carbohydrate flour, sweetened liquid, sweeteners, cereals, and methods for production thereof

A technique for processing ancient, heritage and modern wheat, grains, seeds, beans, legumes, tuber and root vegetables create baking flours suitable for human consumption. The initial ingredient is incubated to initiate germination and activate internal enzymes and nutrient production for useful enzymes, proteins and nutrients. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213828

Cooking snack foods

A method of cooking a snack food, the method comprising the steps of: a. Providing a bed comprising a plurality of particles, wherein the particles are composed of, comprise or consist of a material which is magnetic and/or electroconductive; b. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213827

Cooking snack foods

A method of cooking a snack food, the method comprising the steps of: a. Providing a bed comprising a plurality of particles; b. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213826

Fermentation devices and methods to use the same

A fermentation device that ferments a wide variety of food products can include a fermentation vessel and a fermentation lid assembly which is removably coupleable to the fermentation vessel. The fermentation lid assembly can include a lid body having a chamber that is sized and shaped to receive a barrier fluid, the lid body having an aperture that fluidly couples the lid body to the fermentation vessel, a lid cap positioned to overlie the aperture, and a lid that covers the chamber. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213825

Method for manufacturing product filled with hydrogen water

A method of manufacturing a product filled with hydrogen water, the method including filling a can container with hydrogen water, and sealing a can lid section onto a can trunk section, wherein the hydrogen water is filled and sealed in a state in contact with an inner surface of a can body, primary overflow overflows the hydrogen water from the can container in a process of filling the can container with the hydrogen water and secondary overflow overflows the hydrogen water from the can body in a process of attaching the can lid section to the can container are performed, and in the process of attaching the can lid section to the can container, the hydrogen water is pushed into the can container while a predetermined pressure is applied to the can lid section while the secondary overflow state is maintained and sealing of the can lid section is performed.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213824

Method and apparatus for injecting a gas into a beverage

Disclosed herein are techniques and methods for dispersing a volume of gas in a beverage contained in an unpressurized container.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213823

Method for producing polysaccharide-protein complex

[problem] the present invention addresses the problem of providing: a material which can generate fine beads in a sparkling beverage and can keep the fine beads in the beverage without adversely affecting the flavor of the beverage when added to the beverage; and a method for producing the material. [solution] a method for producing a polysaccharide-protein complex, comprising a heating step of heating a polysaccharide containing an uronic acid as a constituent sugar in the presence of a protein under the conditions in which the ph value is 2 to 5 and the temperature is 80 to 180° c. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213822

Pet food and method for preparing same

Provided is pet food containing puffed granules; small pieces of dried vegetables; and small pieces of dried meat, in which the moisture content thereof is 10% by mass or less.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213821

Method for selecting petfoods having a palatability effect and a calorie intake reducing effect for pets

The present invention provides a method for selecting a petfood having both a palatability effect and a calorie intake reducing effect for pets, said method being based on a specific analysis of data collected in a pet feeding trial. The present invention further provides an automated pet feeding system for use in a pet feeding trial according to such a method, as well as a method for feeding a pet with a petfood having both a palatability effect and a calorie intake reducing effect for pets.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213820

Producing edible residues from ethanol production

Edible residues of ethanol production, e.g., distillers grains and solubles, are produced that are low in, or substantially free from, antibiotic residues. Antibiotics or bacteria present in edible residues resulting from ethanol production are inactivated by irradiating the edible residues.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213819

Device and methods for preparation of gelatin-based products

A device for preparing a gelatin-based product may comprise a mix tank, a mix pod that is fluidly coupled to the mix tank via a pod spike, and a hot water tank, where the hot water tank is coupled to the mix pod via the pod spike. In at least one example, the pod spike may comprise an outer tube and an inner tube. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213818

Production of soluble protein products from hemp ("h701")

A hemp protein product, which may be an isolate, produces solutions at low ph values and is useful for the fortification of soft drinks and sports drinks without precipitation of protein. The hemp protein product is obtained by extracting a hemp protein source material with an aqueous calcium salt solution to form an aqueous hemp protein solution, separating the aqueous hemp protein solution from residual hemp protein source, adjusting the ph of the aqueous hemp protein solution to a ph of about 1.5 to about 4.4 to produce an acidified hemp protein solution, which may be dried, following optional concentration and diafiltration, to provide the hemp protein product.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213817

Confectionary product

A confectionary product including a body comprised of at least one shape-giving layer, which is made from a pre-prepared berry and/or fruit and/or vegetable mixture with added natural fructose (if necessary) and/or a sugar-containing product (if necessary). The thickness of the shape-giving layer is from 1 to 6 mm.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213816

Partial coating of frozen confection

The present invention relates to an application assembly for applying coating onto confectionary products comprising a housing (5) comprising a product coating void (6) for receiving the confectionery product (9) to be coated, at least one receptacle (8), the receptacle being adapted to receive coating material and comprising a supply hole or holes (11) through which coating material may flow from the housing (5) and into the coating void (6) where it becomes transferred onto the product, and wherein each receptacle comprises one or more applicator members (10) to transfer 16 coating material onto the confectionery product and wherein the supply hole or holes (11) are formed within said receptacles, and wherein the one or more applicator member comprises a cavity (14) to allow accumulated coating material to be collected and stored when a product remains static in the product void. The invention also relates to a method for applying a partial coating to a confection products.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213815

Chocolate mass for producing chocolate with a reduced energy value (variants)

The invention relates to a chocolate mass suitable for producing reduced-calorie chocolate food products. The chocolate mass comprises a chocolate composition and an aqueous cocoa butter emulsion. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213814

Method of producing a chocolate mass for producing chocolate with a reduced energy value

The invention relates to a method for producing a chocolate mass suitable for producing reduced-calorie chocolate food products. The method includes the following steps. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213813

System for producing foods

A system (1) for producing foods, in particular a chocolate system, comprising at least one treatment station and at least one industrial robot (2, 3), which comprises at least one effector (4) having at least one receiving device for at least one product carrier (14) and comprises at least one manipulator (13) for transferring the at least one product carrier (14). The industrial robot (2, 3) additionally comprises at least one control device, preferably at least one associated processing device, and the control device is or can be set in such a way that the product carrier (14), preferably at and/or opposite a treatment station and/or between two treatment stations, can be shaken, spun, turned, rotated, slid, raised, lowered, blown at, suctioned out, cleaned, stacked and/or unstacked, cleared out by knocking, emptied, filled, temperature-controlled, and/or, in particular under sensor control, moved along a predetermined path.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213812

Process for the production of a liquid coffee concentrate

The invention relates to a process for the production of a liquid coffee concentrate that has an improved storage stability at ambient temperature. The process comprises treating a coffee concentrate to a heat treatment and a ph increasing step.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213811

Antioxidant composition for oil, preparation method therefor, cooking oil containing same, and method for preparing cooking oil

The present invention relates to: an antioxidant composition for an oil, comprising a water-soluble antioxidant ingredient-containing extract and a food emulsifier; a cooking oil containing the same; a method for preparing the composition; and a method for preparing the cooking oil.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213810

Process for increasing homogeneity in properties of brine-salted cheeses

A method is for manufacturing brine-salted cheese with a homogeneous salt distribution and/or organic acid distribution and/or eyes distribution and/or texture on one axis of the cheese. The method includes, before a brining, applying a hydrophobic barrier on the entire outer parts of the cheese, which are located at the ends of the cheese axis. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213809

Comestible containing milk solids and method of making

A comestible containing milk solids and method of its making includes providing a fat phase that has a fat and milk powder, providing a syrup phase that has a sweetener and a solid content between about 72% and about 88% by weight, followed by mixing the fat phase with the syrup phase in a weight ratio between 70% fat phase/30% syrup phase to 30% fat phase/70% syrup phase and forming the milk-base comestible from the mixed mass. The resulting comestibles deliver real milk in a shelf stable form in a product that has a clean taste and pleasant mouthfeel, with a non-grainy, non-mealy texture.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213808

Freezer device for containers

Disclosed is a container refrigeration apparatus including a unit case of an inside air control system disposed outside a container, the unit case housing an air pump therein. The container refrigeration apparatus is provided with an air inlet unit independent of the unit case. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213807

Methods and compositions for storage and transportation of fresh food

A method for storing and transporting fresh food is provided. The method includes the steps of: placing fresh food in a receptacle suitable for storing and transporting fresh food; providing a foam composition including a food grade surfactant, a gas, and an aqueous carrier; and at least partially covering the fresh food with the foam composition. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213806

Mass supply system

The present invention relates to a system for forming a product from a food mass, the system comprising a mould member e.g. A mould drum with an axis of rotation and a feed pipe.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213805

Mass supply system

The present invention relates to a system for forming a product from a food mass, the system comprising a mould member, e.g. A mould drum with an axis of rotation and a feed pump.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213804

Gluten-free tortillas

Gluten-free tortillas are made from a composition including a gluten-free flour mixture constituting from 50-60% of weight of the composition, with the gluten-free flour mixture consisting of a combination of rice or tapioca flour, oat flour and quinoa flour. In particular embodiments, the flour mixture includes substantially equal amounts of the rice or tapioca flour, oat flour and quinoa flour by weight of the composition. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213803

Food product having stable crispy texture

A crispy textured ambient shelf-stable food product is formed from a dough that includes at least 50% by weight of a fruit and/or vegetable, starch and fat. The food product has a moisture content of less than 4% by weight and exhibits reduced moisture uptake such that the food product has a moisture content of less than 7% by weight after 2 weeks exposure to ambient conditions of 50% humidity at 23° c.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213802

Tray for cooking food and process for manufacturing a tray

The present invention relates to a tray (10) for cooking food in an oven or a microwave oven. The tray (10) comprises a flat, non-flexible base plate (12) and at least one side wall (14) surrounding the base plate (12), whereby the base plate (12) and the at least one side wall (14) are integrally formed. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213801

Spiral conveyor thermal processing system

The conveyor belt (24) of an oven system and apparatus (20) is configured into ascending and descending spiral stacks (26) and (28) to define a central cylindrical channel (62). A pair of upper and lower fans (130) and (132) are positioned within the central channel (62) to circulate thermal processing fluid in upper and lower circuits vertically through the spiral stacks and also laterally toward the inlet of the fans (130) and (132) to set up upper and lower thermal processing zones in the spiral stacks and circulation routes for the cooking medium through the spiral stacks.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213800

Penicillium endophyte compositions and methods for improved agronomic traits in plants

This invention relates to methods and compositions for providing a benefit to a plant by associating the plant with a beneficial endophyte of the genus penicillium, including benefits to a plant derived from a seed or other plant element treated with said endophyte. For example, this invention provides purified endophytes, synthetic combinations comprising endophytes, and methods of making and using the same. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213799

Pest control composition and pest control method

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a composition having excellent controlling effects with respect to pests and provides a pest control composition including bacillus strain apm-1 (new strain of bacillus, apm-1) deposited under atcc accession no. Pta-4838 and one or more nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist compound.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213798

Plant disease control composition and plant disease control method

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a composition that has excellent plant disease controlling effects. Provided is a plant disease control composition that includes a new strain of bacillus, apm-1, which has been deposited under atcc accession no. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213797

Brachiaria endophytes and related methods

The present invention relates to endophytes, in particular endophytes associated with plants of the brachiaria-urochloa species complex, plants infected with the endophytes, products produced by the endophytes, and related methods.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213796

Plant disease control composition and plant disease control method

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a composition that has excellent plant disease controlling effects. Provided is a plant disease control composition that includes a new strain of bacillus, apm-1, which has been deposited under atcc accession number pta-4838, and one or more ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitor.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213795

Plant disease control composition and plant disease control method

The present invention, which addresses the problem of providing a composition that has an excellent effect of controlling plant disease, provides a plant disease control composition that includes the bacillus strain apm-1 (new strain of bacillus, apm-1) which is deposited under atcc accession no. Pta-4838 and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of ethaboxam, tolclofos-methyl, metalaxyl, fludioxonil, and a carboxamide compound represented by formula (1).. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213794

Antimicrobial colloidal silver products and method of making same

Gelatinous materials combined with the colloidal silver additive to formulate an antimicrobial product having cushioning properties. Embodiments of the present invention can include gelatinous materials selected from a group consisting of thermosetting polymer, styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene polymer (sebs), thermoplastic elastomer (tpe), and polyurethane (pu) gelatin with and without a raised geometry on an outer surface.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213793

Treating water stress in plants

The present invention relates to methods and uses of photo-labile compounds which are trehalose-6-phosphate or trehalose-6-phosphonate or agriculturally acceptable salts thereof in the treatment of water stress in plants. The invention also concerns methods and the use of the compounds for resurrection of water stressed plants, and for improvement of yield of crop plants under water stressed conditions compared with untreated plants.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213792

Water stable antimicrobial silanol quaternary ammonium compounds

A method of stabilizing aqueous solutions of antimicrobial silanol quaternary ammonium compounds (sqacs) from premature polymerization where the stabilizing agent is selected from a list of antimicrobial, naturally occurring, renewable, volatile, liquid phytochemical essential oils that easily form crystal clear microemulsions when water is added to the concentrated sqac/essential oil mixture. These non-foaming oil-in-water microemulsions have excellent long term storage stability, remain very low in viscosity and do not phase or precipitate for many months. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213791

Novel spot-on active substance formulation

The invention relates to an improved composition for the control of parasites on animals, comprising comparably high amounts of active substances from the group of agonists of the nicotinergic acetylcholine receptors of insects (neonicotinoids) and from pyrethroids in a new and improved formulation comprising an aliphatic cyclic carbonate, an aromatic alcohol, sorbitan monolaurate (span 20) and optionally additionally further active and/or auxiliary substances. In particular, the invention relates to the use of such compositions for the control of ectoparasites such as, in particular, lice, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies in pets such as, in particular, in dogs and ferrets.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213790

Compositions and uses thereof for controlling ectoparasites in non-human mammals

The invention relates to novel veterinary compositions comprising an effective amount of a neonicotinoid compound and an effective amount of a n-arylpyrazole compound. The invention also relates to the use of such compositions for controlling ectoparasites in a non-human mammal.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213789

Antimicrobial compositions for surgical applications

An antimicrobial composition comprising alexidine, a solvent, an optional carrier polymer and one or more excipient or additives is disclosed. The antimicrobial composition is used to provide antimicrobial properties to a surgical device during surgery and after surgery. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213788

Cyclic n-carboxamide compounds useful as herbicides

Disclosed are compounds of formula (1), including all stereoisomers, n-oxides, and salts thereof, (formula (1)) wherein g, j, q1, r4, y2, q2, r5 and y1 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of formula (1) and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213787

Synergistic agricultural formula comprising diacyl or diaryl urea and at least one mixture of nutrients

A synergistic agricultural formula including at least one diacyl or diaryl urea, such as a n,n′-diformylurea, and at least one mixture of nutrients, such as a mixture of micronutrients and/or macronutrients. This synergistic agricultural formula gives those skilled in the art the ability to regulate important phenotypical parameters that lead to a variety of important agronomic and horticulture traits which improve crop yield parameters leading beyond that of its individual components.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213786

Method for treating diseases in plants

Is applied to the plants. It also discloses the use of said compounds, or their salts for the stimulation of the natural defense and the induction of resistance against plant diseases. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213785

Herbicidal combinations for tolerant soybean cultures

The invention is in the field of the crop protection products which can be employed against harmful plants in tolerant crops of soybeans and which comprise, as herbicidally active substances, a combination of two or more herbicides.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213784

Pesticidally active polycyclic derivatives with 5-membered sulfur containing heterocyclic ring systems

Pesticidally active polycyclic derivatives with 5-membered sulfur containing heterocyclic ring systems of formula (i), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts salts, stereoisomers, enantiomers, tautomers and n-oxides of those compounds, can be used as insecticides and can be prepared in a manner known per se.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213783

Application of 7-carboxybenzo[1,2,3]thiadiazole amides as plant stimulants

Disclosed herein are amide 7-carboxybenzo[1,2,3]thiadiazoles and derivatives thereof having a general formula i, as described herein. Combinations and compositions of these compounds are also disclosed. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213782

Heterocyclic compounds as pesticides

The present application relates to thiadiazole compounds, compositions containing such compounds, their use for controlling animal pests including arthropods, insects and nematodes, and to processes and intermediates for the preparation of the thiadiazole compounds.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213781

Pesticidally active 1,2,4-triazole derivatives with sulphur containing substituents

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

08/02/18 / #20180213780
08/02/18 / #20180213779

Pesticidally active heterocyclic derivatives with sulphur containing substituents

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

08/02/18 / #20180213778

Methods and compositions for treatment of citrus greening

Methods and systems for the prevention of citrus greening by application of liquid sugar to citrus leaves to otherwise inhibit, reduce and or eliminate the ability of psyllids to transmit the bacteria responsible for citrus greening. Liquid sugar, in either undiluted or diluted solutions, can be directly or indirectly applied to citrus leaves to treat psyllids at various stages of development. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213777

Xylophage control using antimethanogenic reagents

A method for controlling xylophages (e.g., termites, asian beetle, emerald ash borer, weevils, deathwatch caterpillars, cockroaches) by inhibiting methane production of methanogenic archaea in the digestive tract thereof. The inhibiting of the critical biochemical pathways specific to the methanogenic archaea is achieved by contacting the xylophage with one or more antimethanogenic reagent (amr) compounds. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213776

Compositions for controlling mosquito populations

Methods are disclosed herein for at least one of (i) substantially reducing plasmodium and/or oocyst development, (ii) substantially reducing mating success, (iii) substantially abolishing egg development after blood feeding, (iv) substantially reducing the mean survival rate; (v) substantially reducing at least one of the transmission of mosquito borne pathogens; and (vi) substantially reducing the propensity for mosquito biting comprising contacting adult, female mosquitoes with a composition comprising an effective amount of one or more non-steroidal ecdysone agonists. The one or more non-steroidal ecdysone agonists can be comprised indoor or outdoor surface.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213775

Surfactant-stabilized cyclohexanedioxide oxime formulations

Herbicidal formulations include a combination of an active herbicide, in particular, a cyclohexanedione oxime herbicide, and a stabilizing surfactant. The herbicidal formulations, for example, have improved storage stability. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213774

Formulations for control and repellency of biting arthropods

This disclosure relates to a method for the control or repellency of biting arthropods. The method comprises bringing the biting arthropods into contact with a biting arthropod repellent formulation. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213773

Formulations for control and repellency of biting arthropods

This disclosure relates to a method for the control or repellency of biting arthropods. The method comprises bringing the biting arthropods into contact with a biting arthropod repellent formulation. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213772

Antimicrobial substrate surface

Embodiments described herein include an antimicrobial substrate surface. An example embodiment includes a structure that includes an antimicrobial surface on a substrate. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213771

Composition, method for producing composition, and pesticide composition

A composition including a poorly water-soluble agrochemical active compound and a solid medium including a saponification product of polyvinyl acetate including at least one of a sulfonic acid group and a sulfonate group is described. The poorly water-soluble agrochemical active compound is dispersed in the solid medium.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213770

Collapsible animal decoy

An animal decoy comprising a coil spring, where the coil spring is shaped to resemble at least a portion of a body of an animal, and an exterior fabric layer over at least a portion of the coil spring. The compressible coil spring inside the body is configured to expand to press the material into a shape of an animal torso when released and can be compressed to a generally flat position. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213769

Shark repelling assembly

A shark repelling assembly includes a conduit that is submerged in water to surround a swimming area. A plurality of radiation units is provided and each of the radiation units is coupled to the conduit. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213768

Systems, methods and devices for bird scare device

A portable bird scare device uses airflow to create random movement of a sock. For example, a portable bird scare device can be constructed from a toolbox, marine fan, waterproof switch, deep-cycle battery, fuse, ripstop nylon tube, plumbing pipe and plumbing pipe connectors. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213767

Animal trap

An animal trap, according to one embodiment, includes: a first portion having upper and a lower ends; a second portion in sliding relationship with the first portion, the first and second portions being relatively positionable between cocked and deployed positions; a biasing mechanism for biasing the first and second portions towards the deployed position; a trigger mechanism for selectively locking the first and second portions in the cocked position; and an end unit removably coupled to the lower end of the first portion. The end unit includes: a base; at least two unique members extending from a bottom end of the base; and a bottom portion coupled to a distal end of each of the unique members. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213766

Systems and methods for trapping animals

A system for trapping animals includes a cable and an enclosure adapted to be suspended above a trap area by the cable. A release mechanism includes a pivotable member, and the pivotable member is configured to rotate about a pivot support between an engaged position and a released position. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213765

Insect attraction through spatial partitioning of attractants

An insect attracting station comprising a housing, a first attractant, and a second attractant. The housing at least in part defines an insect-receiving chamber. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213764

System and methods for pest reduction

The present invention includes a new type of bait for wood-targeting pest baiting systems and methods of obtaining the bait. Certain embodiments of the present invention include a blue-stained wood either treated with a solution that includes blue-stain fungi or wood naturally infected with blue-stain fungi. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213763

Insect trap

In one aspect, an insect trap is provided to comprise: a main body having formed with an opening exposing an inside thereof; an ultraviolet led lamp comprising an ultraviolet led, a substrate on the surface of which the ultraviolet led is mounted, a base for forming an accommodation space for accommodating the substrate, and a pair of electrode pins protruding from the base so as to be electrically connected to the substrate; the pair of electrode pins being arranged in a uv emitting direction of the uv led lamp; a mounting unit comprising a mounting plate placed inside the main body and a socket coupled to the mounting plate and securing the electrode pins to the mounting plate such that the uv led lamp is placed inside the main body; and a trapping unit provided in the main body and located adjacent to the uv led lamp.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213762

Lure retrieval apparatus having tip piece with resilient appendage

A tip for a fishing lure retrieval apparatus includes a tip body having an outer peripheral surface extending longitudinally between first and second tip body ends. The tip body is structured for threaded engagement with an extension handle, and includes a resilient appendage attached to the tip body at a location that is axially between the first tip body end which attaches to the handle, and the second tip body end. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213761

Motion sensing fish bite alarm

A fish bite monitoring system is provided. In an embodiment, one or more motion sensors are attached to fishing equipment. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213760

Fish attractant applicator

A fish attractant applicator retains a quantity of fish attractant to allow a fisherman to easily and efficiently apply the fish attractant onto bait. The fish attractant applicator includes a first applicator support plate, a second applicator support plate, a first applicator pad, a second applicator pad, and a support mount. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213759

Fishing bait holders

A variety of fishing lure assembles are disclosed which can hold a live worm on a skewer or in a clamp. A powerbait and a standard lure embodiment are disclosed, wherein all embodiments can enable the hook to be several inches away from the bait. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213758

Heated fishing rod guide apparatus

A heated fishing rod guide apparatus is provided to enable fishing in freezing conditions. A circuit strip overlay is positionable upon a fishing rod to situate a plurality of heating elements in heating contact with each of the plurality of guides disposed upon the fishing rod blank. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213757

A trap

An octopus trap that includes a housing defining an interior containment space; an entrance opening to the interior containment space through which an octopus may enter the interior containment space; a trap door assembly that includes a trap door that is biased toward a first, closed position in which the entrance opening is blocked, the trap door being displaceable between the closed position and a second, open position in which the entrance opening is revealed; a trigger assembly that is capable of retaining the trap door in its open position against its bias, and that is capable of being triggered by an octopus from inside the containment space such that, when triggered, it causes the trap door to displace from its open position to its closed position and wherein the trigger assembly is capable of retaining the trap door in its closed position once triggered.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213756

Aquaculture system and method

In one aspect, provided herein is an apparatus for mass rearing aquatic arthropod larvae that provides control over the environment in which the larvae are reared. The apparatus comprises an aquatic reservoir, means to supply water to the reservoir, and means to drain water from the reservoir, said drainage means being equipped with a porous barrier, such as a sieve, adapted to prevent said larvae from exiting the reservoir therethrough, while permitting the passage of water.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213755

Human il-15-secreting immunodeficient mouse

An object of the present invention is to provide a mouse that enables the functions of human nk cell to be studied. A dna consisting of a nucleotide sequence represented by seq id no: 1, which is a gene region comprising a dna in which a cdna sequence encoding interleukin 15 (il-15) is operably ligated to a cdna sequence encoding the signal peptide of human interleukin (il-2), is inserted to immunodeficient mouse cdna. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213754

Aquarium with creature feature

A combination aquarium with an eye-catching design is disclosed. The apparatus includes a bowl that is removably received and supported by a lower receptacle having first sidewalls which curve in a concave-up fashion and are dimensioned to receive and support a lower portion of the body of the bowl, and an upper receptacle dimensioned to be removably positioned over an upper portion of the body of the bowl and having an opening which substantially aligns with an opening at the top of the bowl, where the upper receptacle has second sidewalls which curve in a concave-down fashion.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213753

Systems and methods for larval fish enumeration and growth monitoring

Systems and methods for object enumeration in a culture tank. The methods comprise: obtaining an array of two dimensional images of an illuminated scene in a culture tank; correcting non-uniform background illumination in the two dimensional images; improving a color contrast between a background and object edges shown in the two dimensional images; performing a defocus analysis using the two dimensional images to generate a focus map image; generating a modified focus map image by eliminating isolated spots shown in the focus map image and merging relatively small spots with adjacent relatively large objects in the focus map image; classifying each object shown in the modified focus map image as an object of interest or an object of no interest; and counting the number of objects classified as objects of interest.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213752

Device for inverting floating oyster cages

The present invention solves the problem of flipping floating oyster cages by using a rotating system that lifts one side of the oyster cage while depressing the other side. The resulting rotation torque is able to invert the ouster cage to allow the cage and the oysters to temporarily dry out as a way of controlling marine biofouling. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213751

Poultry farming

The present subject matter provides: a liftable nest, configured to serve as a preferable place for birds to lay their eggs in, and facilitate harvest of the eggs, either automatically or manually; a birds feeding device, allowing feeding a flock of birds at the same time, and also allowing feeding different groups of birds, for example, males and females, in separate times, as well as with different types of food; and a poultry farming system configured to facilitate egg laying by birds and control feeding of birds. Embodiments of the liftable nest, the birds feeding device and the poultry farming system are disclosed herein.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213750

Portable chicken roost and method

A portable chicken roost has a number of detachable legs. The detachable legs connect to a number of attachment points on a roosting bar. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213749

Leash attachable portage and storage apparatus

A leash attachable portage and storage apparatus includes an upper portion securable to a reservoir portion and at least one bowl member. The reservoir portion is disposed to nest into the upper portion and the at least one bowl member is secures to the upper portion around the reservoir portion to contain the reservoir portion therein. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213748

Animal housebreaking device and animal housebreaking system including the same

An animal housebreaking system is provided. The animal housebreaking system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: an animal housebreaking device including a defecation sensing unit for sensing whether an animal defecates on the animal housebreaking device; and a feeding machine for receiving, from the animal housebreaking device, information on whether the animal defecates, and providing predetermined rewards when the animal defecates on the animal housebreaking device.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213747

Feed distribution system

A feed distribution system distributes feed from a distribution vessel directly to a conveyor assembly having a belt forming a trough from which animals are fed. The system includes a distribution vessel. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213746

Adjustable, mountable feed bucket

A mountable feed bucket suitable for securing to a fence rail, having a receptacle and affixation means for securing the mountable feed bucket to the fence rail. The receptacle includes one or more brackets forming a vacuous area being suitable for receiving the fence rail, with apertures for receiving affixation means. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213745

Portable and collapsable modular calf housing system

A portable and collapsible modular calf housing system featuring at least one pen comprising a front panel and two side panels and optionally a rear panel forming a pen. The side panels include channels in which the front panel can slide vertically to adjust the height of a feeding pail attached thereto. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213744

Device for translational driving of a scraping member

A device for translating a scraper of droppings covering a corridor of a livestock building. The device includes a chain secured to the scraper, a first sprocket secured to a first end of the chain and a second sprocket secured to a second end of the chain. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213743

A driving sprocket for a marine-type chain

A driving sprocket for a marine-type chain whose links have a section of diameter between 8 and 20 millimeters, intended to be used in the agricultural field. The sprocket includes a main cylindrical recess between two lateral flanges and a plurality of regularly spaced forks projecting radially from the recess, delineating housings intended for receiving every other link of the substantially flat chain. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213742

Method and device for automatically placing teat cups onto teats of a milk-producing animal

The invention relates to a method for automatically placing teat cups (7) onto teats of a milk-producing animal, in particular a cow, comprising the following steps: producing a two-dimensional image of teats of the animal, wherein distance information is present for at least a plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image; evaluating the two-dimensional image and the distance information and establishing at least one position of at least one of the teats in a predetermined coordinate system; determining a further position of further one of the teats on the basis of the at least one previously ascertained position using the stored relative position information relating to a relative position of the teats of the animal in relation to one another; and applying one of the teat cups (7) to the further teat using the further position. The invention further relates to a device for automatically placing teat cups (7) onto teats of a milk-producing animal, in particular a cow, comprising a present process controller configured to carry out such a method, said process controller evaluating the information from the sensor and actuating the placement device.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213741

Novel indeterminate helianthus plant

The present invention provides an interspecific helianthus plant comprising a genetic determinant responsible for an indeterminate phenotype. Methods of making said plant are also provided.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213740

Soybean varieties '2441083', '2441085', and '2441246'

New soybean varieties designated ‘2441083’, ‘2441085’, and ‘2441246’ are described. ‘2441083’, ‘2441085’, and ‘2441246’ are soybean varieties exhibiting stability and uniformity.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213739

Tomato hybrid dr0159tx and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr0159tx and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr0159tx and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213738

Tomato hybrid dr5800tj and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr5800tj and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr5800tj and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213737

Tomato hybrid drtx3907 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid drtx3907 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid drtx3907 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213736

Method for producing haploid, dihaploid and doubled haploid plants by isolated microspore culture

The present invention relates to a method for producing haploid, dihaploid, polyhaploid and/or doubled haploid plants of the family cucurbitaceae from isolated microspores, wherein said method comprises a) culturing isolated microspores to obtain embryos competent for plant regeneration, wherein the microspores have been isolated from plant material of a donor plant of the family cucurbitaceae; and b) regenerating plants from the embryos; wherein step (a) comprises contacting the microspores with one or more inhibitor of histone deacetylase (hdaci) and one or more polyamine. The present invention also relates to a method for producing haploid, dihaploid, polyhaploid and/or doubled haploid embryos, to related kits and compositions, and to plants obtained according to the methods.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213735

Horticultural lighting systems, sensor modules, and control systems

A high-density horticultural system having a lighting system is provided. The horticultural system comprises a lower shelving component that is attached to a first bracket within a vertical racking system. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213734

Hydroponic plant display system

A hydroponic plant display is provided that allows consumers to select and harvest fresh produce while shopping at their local market. The display system maintains the health and vitality of the produce until it is selected by the end consumer for harvesting. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213733

Hydroponic system including venturi aerator and vortex generator and related methods

A hydroponic system may include a fluid reservoir configured to carry a nutrient solution. The hydroponic system may also include a fluid pump coupled to the fluid reservoir for pumping the nutrient solution and a venturi aerator coupled to the fluid pump for generating air bubbles within the nutrient solution. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213732

Pressure compensation members, emitters, drip line and methods relating to same

A pressure compensation member, an irrigation drip emitter, drip lines and methods relating to same, are provided for delivering irrigation water from a supply tube to an emitter outlet at a reduced and relatively constant flow rate. The pressure compensation member being suitable for use in conventional emitters or alternate emitters being provided having either a uniform elastomeric emitter body configuration or a poly-material emitter body utilizing an elastomeric pressure compensation member. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213731

Lawn monitoring and maintenance via a robotic vehicle

Some example embodiments may provide a capability for intelligent control or management of a number of assets in connection with yard maintenance with the assistance or inclusion of a management unit having distributed properties. Thus, for example, sensor equipment and task performance equipment operation may be coordinated between local management and remote management entities for efficient monitoring and maintaining of lawn wellness.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213730

Bio-polymer mulch film and process for manufacturing same

A process for manufacturing a bio-polymer mulch film is provided. The process comprises coating at least parts of a surface of a bio-polymer film with a functional material. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213729

Light fixture for a greenhouse

A light assembly (10) for installation in a greenhouse comprises a light unit (30) and at least one light fixture (20) mounted thereto. The light unit (30) comprises a light unit body comprising a light mounting structure (200), and a plurality of light sources mounted to the light unit body along a row. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213728

Planter base attachment for open-ended products

A number of planter base attachments are disclosed which can be fitted to an open-ended product, such as a plastic drainage pipe, to create a planter. The planter base attachment incorporates a base with raised sidewalls which fit into an open end of an open-ended product. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213727

Fabric growing trough

A growing trough is provided. The growing trough comprises a fabric bottom, a fabric outer wall, and a fabric partition. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213726

Plant vessel and method for producing a plant vessel

A ready-to-sell unplanted plant vessel includes an accommodation space in which an amount of substrate sufficient for planting at least one plant in the vessel is arranged. The plant vessel offers improved protection against spilling of the contained substrate and is simple and cost-effective to produce. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213725

Dual layer planter liner and method for making same

The present invention provides a dual layer planter liner having: (a) a first fibrous layer having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the first fibrous layer is formed into a pot for emplacing a planting medium and/or plant therein. The first fibrous layer is formed from a first fibrous material; and a second fibrous material adhered onto the exterior surface of the first fibrous layer. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213724

Bale shape and density improvement

An agricultural baler comprising a baling chamber and a pre-compression chamber, wherein the pre-compression chamber is adapted to gather crop material and to periodically form a slice of said crop material and introduce it in a first segment of the baling chamber, the baling chamber comprising a plunger and a movable top wall, wherein the first segment is provided with at least one sensor for outputting a first signal relating to a height of the slice in the first segment, a second signal relating to a speed of introduction of the slice in the first segment, and a third signal relating to a position of the movable top wall, wherein the baler further comprises a processor adapted to receive the signals and to adjust baler operation parameters of the agricultural baler based on the received signals.. . ...

08/02/18 / #20180213723

Agricultural machine

An agricultural machine including a frame, at least one operating unit connected to the frame, at least one wheel or crawler track rotatably attached to the frame to allow the movement of the machine on a supporting surface and a lifting unit operatively interposed between the frame and the wheel or between the frame and the operating unit, configured to vary the height of the operating unit with respect to the supporting surface of the machine. The lifting unit includes at least one hydraulic cylinder provided with a liner, a first and a second piston both slidingly housed inside the liner and arranged in series to define at least a first and a second chamber inside the liner, wherein the first and the second piston can be controlled independently of each other.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213722

Multipurpose leaf crop harvesting apparatus and processing method

The multipurpose leaf crop harvesting apparatus and processing method will accomplish seven steps in one pass of the combine harvester. This apparatus and processing method harvests leaf crops and is configured to perform multiple processing operations, including fractionation of the leaf crop, leaf maceration, leaf sizing, elevating the leaf fraction to a transport vehicle, and stem conditioning, cutting and windrowing, in a single pass through the crop field. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213721

Drive system having hydraulic power transmission for a harvesting header of a harvester

A drive system for a harvesting header of a harvester includes a drive motor, and a drive train connected between the drive motor and one or more driven elements of the harvesting header. The drive train has a variable-displacement hydraulic pump arranged on board the harvester and a hydraulic motor connected in a closed circuit to the hydraulic pump. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213720

Self-propelled harvester with front access to crop processing apparatus

A self-propelled harvester such as a combine harvester including a frame having a main frame assembly and a pair of secondary frame members attached thereto. The main frame assembly supports crop processing apparatus. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213719

Automated secure door for robotic mower

A doorway system for a robotic vehicle that accesses a separated area through a barrier that has a doorway formed through it. The system includes a wireless transmitter that transmits an electronic signal from the robotic vehicle, and a door movably disposed within the doorway, between a closed position and an open position. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213718

Traveling vehicle

A traveling control section of a traveling vehicle is configured to effect a normal operation to control an output of an engine when a vehicle speed is below a set vehicle speed, such that the engine output may correspond to an operation amount of an accelerator operating tool and to effect an output suppressing operation when the vehicle speed is equals to or more than the set vehicle speed, such that the vehicle speed may stay below the set vehicle speed, irrespectively of the operation amount of the accelerator operating tool. A fuel ratio in an air-fuel ratio in the output suppressing operation is set smaller than a fuel ratio in an air-fuel ratio in the normal operation.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213717

Improved operation of a robotic work tool by adapting the operation to weather conditions

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising further comprising a charging station (210) and a robotic work tool (100), the robotic work tool system (200) being configured to determine a change in weather and to take preservation action. The robotic work tool may detect the change in weather by detecting an electrical charge buildup in the boundary wire. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213716

Drive system control for a mobile machine

A mobile machine is described. In one example, the machine includes a first subsystem comprising propulsion components configured to propel the mobile machine, a second subsystem, a first drive mechanism, a second drive mechanism, a coupling mechanism, and a controller configured to actuate the coupling mechanism to selectively couple one of the first or second drive mechanisms to drive one or more components of the second subsystem with variable speed and direction.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213715

Reversible rake

An improved yard rake that can be pulled or pushed in a back and forth one-stroke motion to move yard debris, without altering the orientation of the rake. The rake permits usage that is less tiring and requires less effort to collect yard debris.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213714

Adjustable planter bar system

An adjustable planter bar for a multi-row planter generally comprises a horizontal support bar, a first plate member coupled to a trailing side of the support bar, and a second plate member coupled to a leading side of the support bar. The first plate member can form an upper, trailing rail extending above the trailing side of the support bar.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213713

Responsive dispersion from compartment in aqueous solution

The invention is an apparatus unit that adjusts the dispersion from a compartment to an aqueous solution in response to an independent variable such as an environmental factor, in order to optimize seeding, marking, warning or treatment. The compartment enables any selection of solids, liquids or gasses to be contained and mixed when ready for dispersion. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213712

Cultivator assembly

A cultivator assembly having multiple interchangeable implements and adapted to be towed behind an atv type (off-road) vehicle so that food plots or other land working tasks can be quickly accomplished. The cultivator assembly generally includes an implement trailer adapted to be towed behind an off-road vehicle, a transport trailer for moving the implement trailer to a cultivation site, and a hitch assembly for attaching the implement trailer to either an on-road vehicle or an off-road vehicle.. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213711

Aerator device

An aerator device. The aerator device includes a manifold including an interior channel, a connector aperture, and a plurality of nozzles configured to discharge a pressurized fluid stream. ...

08/02/18 / #20180213710

Agricultural implement with releasable tools

An agricultural implement includes a frame; a shank mounted to the frame and including at least one clip edge; a retaining clip press fitted to the at least one clip edge and including a movable lock biased in a locking direction; and a ground working tool with a locking opening at least partially filled by the movable lock to resist the tool being removed from the shank. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206647

Bifunctional chair for sitting and kneeling

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The bi-functional chair for sitting and kneeling comprises a movable rotating seat (1), back rest (3) and knee support (6). It is equipped with devices allowing to change the distance between the front edge of the seat and the back rest, the angle of inclination of the back rest with regard to the seat and the height of the back rest with regard to the seat, which enables converting the seat and back rest for classic sitting into a seat and back rest for kneeling and vice versa.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206646

Spinal alignment method for seated posture and associated apparatus

An apparatus for improving sitting posture has a pair of cushion members and a belt or strap connected to the cushion members for attaching the cushion members to a seat back at spaced locations thereon. The device is attached to a seat back so that the cushion members are positioned along or proximate respective vertical edges of the seat back, are spaced from one another and are located at substantially the same height or vertical distance from a horizontal buttocks support member attached to the seat back.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206645

Portable hammock style chair

Provided is a portable hammock style chair. The portable hammock style chair includes a foldable frame and a hammock style seat portion coupled to the foldable frame. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206644

Reclining high-leg seating unit

An elevated mount chair includes: a base; a pair of arms; a seat positioned above the base between the arms; a backrest; a first ottoman; a reclining mechanism attached to the base, the seat and the backrest; and a footrest mechanism attached to the seat and the first ottoman, the footrest mechanism being coupled to the reclining mechanism. The seat includes a t-cushion positioned above a seat frame, the t-cushion having lateral wings that are positioned forward of the arms. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206643

Seat fitting

A seat fitting for seating furniture is provided, including a base frame, a sliding frame movably arranged relative to the base frame, and at least one linear drive which acts on a paired drive shaft in order to move a component or an assembly of the seat fitting, e.g., a foot part, a backrest part, or a stand-up aid, back and forth between an extended position and a retracted position relative to the base frame and/or the sliding frame. This allows a variable design and a retroactively simple adaptation on demand because the base frame, the sliding frame, the drive shaft, and the linear drive form a functional base unit which can be assembled in a modular manner to form a complete seat fitting with a foot part, a backrest part, a stand-up aid, and/or a seat frame provided for the sliding frame.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206642

Zero gravity chaise chair system and method

A zero gravity chaise chair includes a seat frame providing a head rest, a back, a bottom and a leg rest, a first bow member connected to one side of the seat frame, a second bow member connected to the other side of the seat frame, a first rolling guide connected to the first bow, a second rolling guide connected to the second bow, and a base connected to the first rolling guide and the second rolling guide. A motor may operate the first rolling guide to vary incline position of the seat frame. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206641

Platform mounting system and method

A surface platform mounting system and method. The system includes a platform and a plurality of anchoring plates. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206640

Shelving system

A shelving system triangular bracket includes a vertical leg with a top end and a bottom end, a horizontal leg with an outer end and an inner end which is connected to the top end of the vertical leg, a diagonal leg with a top end connected to the outer end of the horizontal leg and a bottom end connected to the bottom end of the vertical leg, and a plurality of hooks disposed on the diagonal leg. A complete shelving system may include a top shelf and a side shelving unit.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206639

Shelf frame assembly system and method

A shelf frame assembly is provided. The shelf frame assembly can include a beam connector, a length beam, and an end beam. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206638

Appliance with a base wall having a contact surface including at least three internal leveling extension platforms and method of use

An apparatus and method for easily and permanently leveling an appliance is described. The apparatus involves a modification to the appliance to support shims, and preferably the two-part adjustable leveling shims. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206637

Furniture leg sock

A furniture leg protective sock is constructed of a stretchable/expandable non-friction material, which forms an outer surface and an inner surface. The furniture leg protective sock includes friction material which is located on the inner surface of the furniture leg protective sock.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206636

Drawer comprising a base panel, two lateral walls, a rear wall and a screen

The invention relates to a drawer having a bottom panel, two side walls, a back wall and a facing. The bottom panel, the side walls and the back wall comprise sheet metal. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206635

Drawer glide mechanism

A drawer glide mechanism can include a first elongate guide member, a second elongate guide member, a ball bearing component, a v-notch socket, a release mechanism, and/or a roller support. The first elongate guide member can include a distal end that is configured to fit within an opening in the v-notch socket. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206634

Multiuse foldable furniture

A multiuse foldable furniture including a main body and two sets of side supports, the main body includes a seat plate and a back plate, the seat plate is hinged with the back plate, the two sets of side supports are respectively disposed at two sides of the main body; each set of side support includes a front support, a back support, and a retracting sleeve, the retracting sleeve is slidably sleeved outside the front support, the retracting sleeve is hinged with the back plate, the top of the front support is hinged with the back plate, the top of the back support is hinged with the seat plate, a supporting connector is set between the front support and the back support, an inner side and an outer side of both ends of the supporting connector are hinged with the front support and the back support, respectively.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206633

Support rack and methods of making and use

A rack support and method of use. The support rack can include a plurality of support slats mounted to a support base. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206632

Sink

There is provided a sink including: a washing case that is divided into a plurality of spaces including a dishwashing space; a table on which the washing case is mounted; a dish rack that is detachably provided in the dishwashing space and having a washing nozzle rotatably installed on a bottom; a sump assembly that is mounted on a bottom surface of the dishwashing space and stores washing water to be supplied to the washing nozzle in a state where the dish rack is mounted on the dishwashing space; and a washing cover that slides horizontally above the dishwashing space to be inserted into the table or to cover an opened upper surface of the dishwashing space, in which the washing cover includes an operation unit for inputting operating command for dishwashing and a display unit for displaying various information.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206631

Electronics enclosure mounting

A system for magnetically securing an electronics enclosure proximate a surface of a separate structure. The system includes a mounting apparatus that has a first surface, a second surface, and an interface structure that is constructed and arranged to allow the mounting apparatus to be secured to the surface of the separate structure, with the first surface of the mounting apparatus closer to the surface of the separate structure than is the second surface of the mounting apparatus. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206630

Table with adjustable height and inclination

A table with adjustable height and inclination includes a foot; a first support rack clutchably and pivotally combined with the foot; a second support rack clutchably and pivotally combined with the first support rack and fixed to a table board; a first positioning assembly rotatably disposed at a location of the pivotal combination between the first support rack and the foot for adjusting and fixing an angle of the first support rack swaying against the foot; and a second positioning assembly rotatably disposed at a location of the pivotal combination between the first support rack and the second support rack for adjusting and fixing an angle of the second support rack swaying against the first support rack.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206629

Brush cleaner and method of use

The present invention is directed to a brush cleaning device that thoroughly and efficiently cleans brushes. The brush cleaning device comprises a main body having a base, wherein the interior of the base is substantially bowl-shaped; an insert, have a gross agitation surface and a fine agitation surface, wherein the insert fits within the base in a manner that forms a plurality of cleaning solution wells, each cleaning well substantially isolated from one another; and a lid, wherein the interior of the lid is substantially bowl-shaped and wherein the lid may be secured to the base in a manner that prevents the leakage of any cleaning fluid held within the base.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206628

Method and apparatus for brush soaking

An apparatus (10, 100) for soaking brushes (26) in a solvent (24) the apparatus includes a body (12) having a surface material (18) and a fill material (20). The body is sufficiently buoyant to float on the surface of the solvent, even when the apparatus holds at least one of the brushes. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206627

Oral care implement and monofilament bristle for use with the same

A monofilament bristle (211) including: a body portion (215); a tip portion (217) extending from the body portion (215) and comprising a multi-lobed transverse cross-section (221), the monofilament bristle (211) extending along a longitudinal axis (219); co-extruded first and second components, the first component being a first color and forming a first lobe (223a) of the multi-lobed transverse cross-section (221), the second component being a second color, which is different from the first color, and forming a second lobe (223b) of the multi-lobed transverse cross-section (221); and each of the first and second components forming a longitudinal section of the body portion (215), with an interface between the first and second components extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis (219).. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206626

Flexible hair brush

There is herein provided a hair brush comprising a body portion formed from a material having a first flexibility; and a bristle mount formed from a material having a second, lesser, flexibility, coupled to the body portion, the bristle mount comprising a plurality of mount sections, each mount section having at least one bristle mounted thereon, wherein the mount sections are movable relative to one another in three dimensions such that the relative flexibility of the overall bristle mount is greater than the second flexibility, thereby enabling the bristle mount to substantially replicate bending or flexing of the body portion. Such a brush is highly flexible yet effective and may be easily adapted or shaped by a user to conform to the contours of, for example, a head or body.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206625

Cosmetic article having a movable applicator

A cosmetic article including a case and a applicator that is fastened to the case but movable relative to the case between a retracted position and an extended position, in which the applicator extends outward from the case further than in the retracted position. The applicator includes a body and protuberances, at least some of which are arranged so as to be movable relative to the body between a retracted position and an extended position, in which the protuberances extend outward from the body further than in the retracted position.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206624

Animal form hairbrush

An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an animal form and a hairbrush member. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206623

Paint brush head with paint catch funnel, flexible body and connecting handle

A paint brush system, including a number of bristles held together inside the paint catch funnel and at also a bristles holder of the base providing a paint catch funnel circumferentially and about a lower enclosed area about each of the bristles, therein forming of the catch funnels of the base of the paint brush; whereas the paint catch funnel is connected to the upper part of the head, and between a bottom head and the top connector of the flex accordion-like neck, the neck is inserted and locked into the bottom head; at the bottom of the flex accordion-like neck, linearly repeatedly and extensively an element and also providing a transversely aspect of the flex accordion-like element and providing from an uppermost to a bottommost, and of the repeatedly element accordion ends; and further a threaded nonslip handle is provided at the end of the paint brush system.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206622

Cleaning brush

A cleaning brush including a body including a first member and a second member opposing the first member. The first member hingedly coupled to the second member. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206621

Board carrier

A board carrier that allows an individual to readily carry a surfboard, paddle board, etc. Has a carrier body and a retention strap used in conjunction to encompass the board. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206620

Back-mounted power tool systems and methods of use

Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a back-mounted power tool system. The power tool system includes a battery package that can be used on other power tool systems, a backpack apparatus, a power tool, and a connecting member. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206619

Pack assembly for a mobile device

A wearable pack assembly for a mobile device having a touchscreen and a camera. The wearable pack assembly includes a harness and a pack. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206618

Makeup part generating apparatus and makeup part generating method

A makeup part generating apparatusis an apparatus for generating a makeup part image to be overlaid on a facial image, and the apparatus includes: a generation-side information acquiring unit (an information acquiring circuitry) that acquires, from a place on a communication network, common attribute information representing a format of part information defining a makeup part image; a part information generator (a makeup part generator) that generates the makeup part; image and a part information generatorthat generates, according to the format represented by the acquired common attribute information, the part information defining the generated makeup part.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206617

Facial mask kit

The present disclosure provides a facial mask kit in which an appropriate amount of a skin care agent is uniformly distributed on a facial mask sheet, thereby increasing the convenience of use of the facial mask and reducing the waste of the skin care agent. The present disclosure further provides a facial mask kit capable of increasing the efficacy of each component of the skin care agent by distributing the skin care agent having a plurality of components on the facial mask sheet immediately before use.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206616

System for targeted application of topical agents to an isolated body part

A system includes an applicator mask having an applicator surface having a three-dimensional shape corresponding to the isolated body part; and at least one membrane releasably disposed on the applicator surface and having an outer surface in facing relation with the applicator surface and inner adhesive surface opposite thereof. The membrane includes one or more benefit agents disposed in one or more treatment zones.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206615

Cosmetic product container

Disclosed is a container for a cosmetic product, comprising: an outer wall, an inner wall extending between the outer wall and a main axis of the container, and a cosmetic product, said product being situated exclusively on the side of a surface of the inner wall that faces the outer wall.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206614

Ovoid shaped container

Described in detail herein include an ovoid or egg-shaped container for housing, storing, and packaging cosmetics and similar items and substances. The bottom of the ovoid shape is slightly flattened in order for the container to stand upright on the surface of which it resides. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206613

Makeup storage and application system

A makeup storage and application system is disclosed herein. The makeup storage and application system includes a makeup storage and application assembly having a makeup palette for holding, a base powder, a wax, a cream, and at least one pigment. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206612

Automated delivery system of a cosmetic sample

The present teachings contemplate a dispensing apparatus for cosmetic samples, the apparatus comprising a retail point of sale dispenser; a carrier including a plurality of mounts and a plurality of containers removably attached to the carrier via the plurality of mounts; with vertical and horizontal translational components; one or more information retrieval devices; a user interface including a data interface adapted to store information on the one or more information retrieval devices; a transparent panel covering at least a portion of the dispensing apparatus and wherein the one or more information retrieval device are adapted to be maintained in the possession of a user; and wherein the apparatus dispenses cosmetic samples based on user input.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206611

Personal care product stand

A personal care product stand is provided. The stand has a base having a resting plane and a center axis. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206610

Hair care device

An air outlet grill for use on a hair care device comprises a plurality of concentric and tilted flow guide surfaces (2), a cross section of the flow guide surfaces (2) having a curved shape that diverges in an air flow direction. Preferably, tilt angles between the flow guide surfaces (2) are designed such that an air inlet area of the air outlet grill is larger than an air outlet area of the air outlet grill, so as to increase air speed. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206609

Hair roller system with built-in clamp and a roller applicator

A system for applying one or more rollers to the hair of a person, the system including an applicator handle and rollers. Each roller includes a barrel with an outer cylindrical surface and a clamp pivotable to a closed position adjacent to the barrel surface. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206608

Mobile device case for wet environments

A mobile device case is disclosed. The mobile device case includes a body portion and a bottom portion. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206607

Housing for encasing an electronic device

An apparatus for housing an electronic device includes a top member, a bottom member, and a compressible gasket seated in a channel in either the top member or the bottom member. The top member includes a top member including a front surface surrounded by a perimeter portion defined by a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and opposing side portions. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206606

Wearable remote speaker mic holder, radio support, and system comprising the same

A wearable radio support has a radio mount portion and a belt attachment strap. The radio mount portion includes an attachment scaffold with a first end receivable through a loop on a radio or radio holder and foldable upon a secondary section of the attachment scaffold to enclose the loop, a spacing extension member extending from the attachment scaffold thereby spacing the attachment scaffold a preselected distance from the belt, and a first fastener coupled to the spacing extension member at an end opposite the attachment scaffold. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206605

Suitcase

A suitcase includes a main body, a removable compartment, at least one first main fastening unit, at least one second main fastening unit and a plurality of fastening rings. The main body includes a containing groove. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206604

Vented ring and method of manufacturing the same

A vented finger ring and its method of manufacture are provided. The vented ring includes an outer ring portion, an inner ring portion, and an anti-stretch element positioned between the outer ring portion and the inner ring portion. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206603

Slider for slide fastener

A slider may include a slider body, a pull-tab attachment portion provided at the slider body, and a resin-made pull tab attached to the pull-tab attachment portion. The pull tab may include an axial portion and a pair of bars extending from respective ends of the axial portion. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206602

Multifunction key fob

A multifunction key fob for retaining a plurality of keys and extending a selected key into a useable position. The multifunction key fob includes a housing with a motorized key tray inside the housing for selectively aligning a key with an ejection port in the housing. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206601

Double-sided eyelet with variable height

A double-sided eyelet, of having a first head (2) provided with an element (3) having a shank (4) and a second head (8) provided with an element (9) having a shank (10), wherein the aforesaid heads (2,8) are mutually closed on the hole (6) of a support (7,17). According to the invention, the second head (8) of the eyelet is provided with a seat (14) suitable to receive the folded edge (16,18) of the shank (4), in which the size of the aforesaid folded edge is variable as a function of the thickness of the support (7,17). ...

07/26/18 / #20180206600

Tie knot topper

This furnishings product invention is reusable and machine washable.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206599

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

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

07/26/18 / #20180206598

Heel pad having a malleable member and method of use

A heel pad for placement within a shoe and a method of use. The heel pad includes a pliable body, a filler element contained within the pliable body, and a malleable member fastened within the pliable body and extending along at least part of a length of the pliable body. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206597

Boots with gusset

A boot comprises: an outsole and a polymeric upper affixed to the outsole. The upper comprises an upper body and a gusset, which comprises a relaxed position and an expanded position, wherein the gusset moves from the relaxed position to the expanded position to accommodate a wearer's leg upon donning of the boot.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206596

Glueless shoe sole assembly

A glueless shoe sole assembly includes an outsole and a midsole. The outsole includes an accommodation cavity, an endless internal mounting groove extending around the accommodation cavity and an endless external mounting groove extending around the outer periphery thereof the outsole for the mounting and fixation of a contact part of an upper. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206595

Golf shoes with shift structure for shifting center of gravity of golfer

Golf shoes with a shift structure for shifting the center of gravity of a golfer include two shoe soles. Each shoe sole has a first raised portion at a right side thereof. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206594

Tread wear indicators for outsoles of footwear

A polymeric outsole for an article of footwear comprises: an outsole body and a tread pattern that comprises a plurality of cleats and channels between the cleats; and one or more tread ribs projecting from the outsole body. The tread ribs project a first distance from the outsole body that is shorter than a second distance that the cleats of the tread pattern project from the outsole body. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206593

Traction enhancing composition

An traction enhancing solution that increases traction on all types of footwear on both dry surfaces and wet surfaces. Within a solution suitable for application to the surface of any footwear sole in liquid form, by pouring the solution into the bag supplied, and then placing the footwear into the solution for up to 12 hours. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206592

Shock-absorbing adaptable footwear with a hidden fastening system

The invention relates to shock-absorbing adaptable footwear which has a hidden fastening system, having a cushioning device, a device for supporting the sole of the foot, and an accessory-fastening device arranged in the inner material of the body of the footwear. The cushioning device has two sheets between which there are cushioning elements, arranged on at least one portion of the sole of the footwear. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206591

Sole for a shoe

Improved soles for shoes, in particular for sports shoes, are described. A sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, is provided, said sole having a cushioning element that includes randomly arranged particles of an expanded material and a control element. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206590

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an open space at least at a forefoot support area of the ground-engaging component; and (b) a matrix structure extending at least partially across the open space at least at the forefoot support area to define an open cellular construction with plural open cells in the open space at least at the forefoot support area. A plurality of these open cells of the open cellular construction have openings with curved perimeters and no distinct corners. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206589

Polyvinyl chloride safety boots

A boot comprises: an outsole and an upper affixed to the outsole, the upper comprising a polyvinyl chloride (pvc) upper body and a composite toe cap. The composite toe cap comprises a fiberglass reinforced polymer, and the composite toe cap comprises a tapered surface.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206588

Rapid-entry footwear with rebounding fit system

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

07/26/18 / #20180206587

Shoe with a replaceable upper

An open-toe shoe with a flexible upper removably attachable to a rigid sole. The upper is attached to the sole by a set of screws turned into internally-threaded bores in the sole. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206586

Energy harvesting footwear

The present disclosure is related to energy-harvesting articles of footwear, and associated components and methods. In some embodiments, an energy-harvesting article of footwear comprises a compressible bladder, a pneumatic motor fluidically connected to the compressible bladder, and an electric generator operatively coupled to the pneumatic motor. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206585

Seamless 3d flat knit vamp and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention relates to a seamless 3d flat knit vamp comprising a vamp body integrally woven by flat knitting machine, wherein the vamp body comprises an outer layer and an inner layer coupled to the outer layer; the outer layer comprises an outer toe portion, an outer shoe body portion, an outer heel portion and an outer shoe mouth portion; the inner layer comprises an inner toe portion correspondingly disposed in relation to the outer toe portion, an inner shoe body portion correspondingly disposed in relation to the outer shoe body portion, an inner heel portion correspondingly disposed in relation to the outer heel portion, and an inner shoe mouth portion correspondingly disposed in relation to the outer shoe mouth portion. It has the advantages of convenient to process, good integrity, and comfortable to wear.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206584

Helmet comprising a segmented shell

A helmet can include a helmet body comprising an energy-absorbing layer and an outer shell disposed over the energy-absorbing layer. An electronic device can be integrated with the helmet body. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206583

Shock absorptive face mask

A unique attachment mechanism to connect a facemask to a helmet is described. This attachment mechanism uses a polymer urethane visco-elastic, or similar, material to absorb impact forces on the facemask to minimize injury for the person using the helmet. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206582

Support and attachment system for helmet goggles

A support and attachment system for helmet goggles is described. The main purposes of such a system are to provide an easy attaching of goggles to a helmet and to block the sliding movement of goggles over the outside surface of a helmet by a sliding stop. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206581

Helmet with integrated shoulder pad

A helmet body includes an outer shell and an energy management liner with an outer shell lower edge extending between the inner surface and the outer surface of the outer shell. At least two shoulder pad recesses are positioned at a lower edge of the outer shell on a respective left and right sides of the helmet. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206580

Impact protection and shock absorbing device

An impact protection device includes a support surface, a first plurality of flexible spines and a second plurality of flexible spines. Each of the first and second plurality of spines have a length defined from a base end to a distal end thereof, and each extends in a longitudinal direction upwardly from the support surface at an angle less than 90 degrees such that each an overhang over the support surface. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206579

System and method for head and spine immobilization and protection

The present invention relates to a device that stabilizes and/or protects the head and spine from injuries. An immobilization device includes one or more pillars with multiple segments that protect the head and spine of a user. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206578

Luminous helmet and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention is applicable to the field of bicycle motion protection and safeguard equipment. The present invention discloses a luminous helmet, including an outer shell and an inner shell in joint connection with the outer shell, a light emitting band is arranged between the inner shell and the outer shell, the outer shell is provided with a strip-shaped fixing hole at the position of the light emitting band, a light transmission groove for accommodating the light emitting band is formed in the fixing hole, and an extension part extending toward the outer side is arranged at the opening of the light transmission groove. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206577

Adjustable headgear mount system

An adjustable headgear mount device and system is presented. The mount system comprises an adjustable jaw that is adjustable by the user to accommodate a various range of male dovetail parts. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206576

Adjustable headgear mount system

An adjustable headgear mount device and system is presented. The mount system comprises an adjustable locking catch that is adjustable by the user to accommodate a various range of male bayonet parts. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206575

Novelty hat with magnetic attachment

A novelty hat containing one or more magnets, wherein the magnets are integrated into structure of the hat, whereby the wearer can hold small metallic or magnetic items in place on the hat by placing them on a location on the hat holding the one or more magnets.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206574

Reversible hat

A reversible cover apparatus, comprises: a cover portion having an opening configured for receiving an object to cover the object; and a pouch portion coupled to the cover portion, the pouch portion having an opening for receiving the cover portion; wherein the reversible cover apparatus is reversible between: a first position as a covering for an object wherein the pouch portion is disposed in the cover portion and the cover portion opening can receive an object to cover the object; and a reversed, second position, wherein the cover portion is disposed within the pouch portion through the pouch portion opening, and an outer surface of the pouch portion provides an external appearance of a desired item.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206573

A hat with a removable brim

A hat comprising: a crown, a detachable brim made substantially from plastic and a central link which is secured to the crown wherein the hat is formed such that the brim protrudes outwardly from the crown and wherein the brim is able to releasably engage with the central link such that in use a user can remove and replace the brim.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206572

Process for producing air knit headwear

The present invention generally relates to the production of knitted caps that are lightweight and breathable. Generally, the manufacturing process for producing the knitted caps involves: (1) applying a continuous wax coating onto a polyester yarn; (2) twisting the yarn with one or more additional yarns to produce a twisted yarn; (3) knitting the twisted yarn into a knitted article; (4) sewing the knitted article into a headwear body; and (5) finishing the headwear body to form the headwear article. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206571

Hair extension device and method

A hair extension device is provided that does not prematurely slip or fall out of the user's natural hair when in use. The hair extension device is configured to wrap around a user's natural hair when their natural hair is in a bun or ponytail. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206570

Cosmetic treatment method

A cosmetic treatment method. The method includes applying an adhesive composition to human keratin materials, especially the skin. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206569

Multi-positional, locking artificial tree trunk

A locking artificial tree trunk including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The locking artificial tree trunk also includes a coupling mechanism having a body portion and an upper portion having a tab, and defining a channel for receiving the insertable portion of the lower end of the second trunk portion. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206568

Hands-free utility belt

A utility belt is disclosed. The utility belt comprises a belt track, a ball bearing assembly, and an extender assembly. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206567

Athletic garment with pockets

An athletic garment comprising an envelope pocket positioned along an upper portion of the garment and configured to secure objects is disclosed. The envelope pocket may be comprised of a compression material that may secure stored objects in place. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206566

Attachable, interactive pocket for electronic devices

People, especially women, need to carry their phones and need free use of both hands to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Clothing often has no pockets or inadequate pockets for phones. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206565

Customizable necktie

A necktie is disclosed. The necktie includes a knot portion that can be secured at or around a neck of a wearer. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206564

Process for producing a knitted sweatband

The present invention generally relates to the production of knitted sweatbands that exhibit superior elasticity and breathability. Generally, the manufacturing process for producing the knitted sweatbands involves: (1) applying a continuous wax coating onto a polyester yarn; (2) twisting the yarn with one or more additional yarns to produce a twisted yarn; (3) knitting the twisted yarn into a sweatband body; and (4) finishing the sweatband body to form the sweatband. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206563

Glove with magnetic grip aid

A glove for use by a human hand to grip an object, with the glove comprising a palmar portion and at least one finger stall. The palmar portion having a top palmar end adapted to be adjacent the plurality of fingers, a bottom palmar end adapted to be adjacent the wrist of the hand. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206562

Method and system for introducing a reserve nose wire in a facemask production line

A method and associated method are provided or introducing a supply of reserve nose wires in a facemask production line prior to depletion of running nose wires in the production line. A first nose wire source and first cutter system are provided for supplying the running nose wires to the production line. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206561

Modular clothing assembly

A modular clothing assembly for performing actions without removing one's pants includes trousers that are configured to couple to a user. The trousers cover a portion of a body of the user from a waist to proximate to ankles of the user. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206560

Golf garment with shoulder joint support

A golf garment for reinforcing a connection between a body and an arm has a shoulder joint support which fills a gap between the upper arm and the body at a golf posture, thereby enhancing a swing mechanism and reducing a possible injury. The shoulder joint support also mitigates the concentration of shock on the shoulder and thus the risk of injury is further reduced. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206559

Pumping/nursing garment

Apparatus are described herein for providing a garment (e.g. A bra) that can be used by a wearer during extraction of breast milk using a breast pump. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206558

Lap apron with fitted overhang and upwardly open pockets for use while seated

The invention pertains to aprons covering the lap. The present invention provides a lap apron protecting the user's clothing or like for use while seated and eating or drinking. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206557

Hot-wire control for an electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette (“e-cig”) may include functionality for monitoring and controlling the thermal properties of the e-cig. The system and method described herein may monitor a temperature based on a resistor (i.e. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206556

Electrically heated smoking system having a liquid storage portion

An electrically heated smoking system includes a shell and a replaceable mouthpiece. The shell includes an electric power supply and electric circuitry. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206555

Conductive contact structure, electrode assembly, power supply assembly and electronic cigarette having same

The present disclosure provides a conductive contact structure for a power supply assembly. The power supply assembly includes a cover body, and a main body inbuilt with a master control board. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206554

Electronic cigarette and atomizer thereof

An electronic cigarette and an atomizer are disclosed, the atomizer includes a reservoir, the reservoir being configured for storing tobacco liquid; an atomizing assembly, the atomizing assembly being disposed inside the reservoir, at a lower end of the reservoir, and configured to absorb tobacco liquid for atomization; and a blocking component, the blocking component being disposed in the reservoir, and configured for blocking tobacco liquid in the reservoir when tobacco liquid flows from the lower end of the reservoir toward an upper end thereof, such that tobacco liquid is kept around the atomizing assembly, and hence avoiding few tobacco liquid existing in the atomizing assembly because of rapid flowing of the tobacco liquid such that the electronic cigarette may generate burnt flavor when smoked.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206553

Aerosol-generating article with capacitor

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-generating substrate including tobacco; and a capacitor including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a dielectric material disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the dielectric material including a porous substrate material and a liquid sorbed into the porous substrate material. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating article in combination with an aerosol-generating device.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206552

Aerosol delivery device including a shape-memory alloy and a related method

Aerosol delivery devices are provided. The aerosol delivery devices may include a power source configured to output electrical current. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206551

Battery assembly and electronic cigarette

The present application is discloses a battery assembly and an electronic cigarette. The battery assembly comprises: a battery sleeve, a battery sleeved within the battery sleeve, a control module electrically connected to the battery, and an adjustable resistor electrically connected to the control module. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206550

Container system with a controlled environment

A controlled environment system (2) for storing articles (1) in a controlled environment, comprising a container system (4), a humidity regulation system (6), a temperature regulation system (8) and an electronic control system (10) connected to the humidity and temperature regulation systems for control thereof, the container system comprising a controlled environment chamber in which the temperature and degree of humidity is regulated by the temperature and humidity regulation systems, the humidity regulation system comprising at least one chamber humidity sensor arranged to measure the humidity of the gas in the controlled environment chamber, a humidity reducing system adapted to reduce the humidity of the gas in the controlled environment chamber (12) and a humidity increasing system (18) adapted to increase the humidity of the gas in the controlled environment chamber (12).. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206549

Cigar screw

This device entitled the “cigar screw” is a pocket sized cigar holder that will allow for a plurality of different sized cigars to be held such that they are secured for consumption. The holder will allow the user to safely, more fully consume cigars in their entirety. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206548

A method for manufacturing a heat source

The invention relates to a method for the manufacturing of a combustible heat source (1) for an aerosol forming article, comprising: —providing a mould (100) defining a cavity (101) having a first opening (102); —providing a chamber (106) above said cavity (101), the chamber (106) having a second opening (108) fluidly connected to the first opening (102); —placing a particulate component (104) in the chamber (106); —compressing the particulate component (104) in the chamber (106) up to a first pressure so that it forcedly flows into said cavity (101); and —compressing the particulate component (104) in the cavity (101) up to a second pressure higher than said first pressure to form the combustible heat source (1).. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206547

Patty-forming apparatus with top feed and rotary pump

The food product machine with a food supply, a rotary food pump connected to the food supply, a molding mechanism having a mold plate and a knockout drive, and a mold plate reciprocating between a fill and a discharge position. The knockout drive reciprocates a knockout plunger to discharge molded food products from the mold plate, the mold plate being reciprocated between a cavity fill position and a cavity discharge position. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206546

Savoury concentrate comprising inorganic salt, fat and heteropolysaccharide gum

The invention relates to a savoury concentrate containing: a) 22-85 wt. % inorganic salt; b) 2-60 wt. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206545

N-acetyl cysteine based compositions

A composition for improving the health of a subject in a manner comparable to a bowl of homemade chicken soup is provided. The composition may include n-acetyl cysteine, vitamin c, and one or more carotenoids. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206544

Rice protein supplement and methods of use thereof

Some embodiments relate to nutritional supplements comprising rice protein isolate. Some embodiments of the nutritional supplement comprise less than about 90 mg of leucine per gram of rice protein isolate and less than about 50 mg of lysine per gram of rice protein isolate. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206543

Chewable vitamin formulation with no added sugar for the promotion of satiety

This disclosure relates to compositions with nourishing properties that provide satiety to the consumer, where the composition may further provide nutritional functions due to the vitamin input(s) of its formulation, associated to various components, including compositions where no added sugar is required, and/or where the compositions may provide an auxiliary alternative to the diet needs of consumers.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206542

Materials and methods for modulation of insulin resistance and gut-derived hormones using composite food products

Specialized high-protein, reduced-carbohydrate edible food products with excellent organoleptic and stability characteristics can be produced which modulate or reduce insulin resistance and increase fat-free mass in a calorie-restricted dietary regimen. These specialized food products, ranging from breads, pasta, pizza dough, tortillas, bagels, pastries, and other similar food products higher in protein and lower in carbohydrate content, have a significant clinical benefit. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206541

Lactobacillus strain-containing food composite, oral cleaning composite and medical composite for inhibiting oral pathogens

A food composite, an oral cleaning composite or a medical composite contain at least one lactobacillus strain able to inhibit oral pathogens. The lactobacillus strain is at least one isolated lactobacillus strain selected from a group including lactobacillus acidophilus f-1 strain; lactobacillus salivarius subsp. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206540

Lactic acid bacterium-containing fat or oil composition and method for manufacturing same

By adding a viable lactic acid bacterium to a fat or oil composition, the present invention has succeeded in producing a lactic acid bacterium-containing fat or oil composition that has a high viability of the lactic acid bacterium and an excellent resistance to acids. By adding lactic acid bacteria powder or a chocolate with a high lactic acid bacterium concentration to a chocolate dough after tempering and before molding, moreover, the present invention has succeeded in producing a lactic acid bacterium-containing chocolate including a viable lactic acid bacterium by a simple producing method. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206539

Ponzu soy sauce seasoning

An objective is to provide a ponzu soy sauce seasoning, in which the generation of hine-shu during preservation or deterioration smell due to heat sterilization is suppressed without using a special container, and even if the seasoning is heated, the full-bodied taste of the soy sauce is not lost but is retained. Thus, provided is a ponzu soy sauce seasoning comprising citrus juice, vinegar, and soy sauce, wherein the contents of components (a) to (e) in the seasoning are in the following ranges: (a) p-cymene: 0.0006 to 4.0 ppm, (b) potassium ions: 0.02% to 5.0% by mass, (c) sodium ions: 0.5% to 4.0% by mass, (d) acetic acid: 0.5% to 3.5% by mass, and (e) citric acid: 0.2% to 4.5% by mass.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206538

Sugar compositions for tableting by direct compression

Directly compressible compositions that include more than 30% by weight of allulose, and tablets obtainable thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206537

Method for the preparation of dried crunchy potato bodies as consumable

Described is a method for the preparation of dried crunchy potato bodies as consumable upon rehydration, comprising the steps of providing potatoes, cutting the potatoes of step in bodies having a thickness of 3.5 mm or less, heating the potato bodies of step to a temperature of 140° c. Or less, blast chilling the heated potato bodies to 10° c. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206536

Injectable protein product

Moisture is retained in cooked or thawed food by adding to the food an aqueous suspension of animal muscle protein obtained from animal muscle tissue. The aqueous suspension is obtained by mixing comminuted animal muscle tissue with a food grade base to form an aqueous basic solution of animal muscle protein. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206535

Method of creating meat strips

A method of creating a meat piece includes cooking a meat product until it is fully cooked including cooking the meat product until it has an internal temperature of approximately at least 165° f. After cooking the meat product, the meat product is sliced into meat pieces. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206534

Shelf stabilized hops product

A shelf-stabilized form of hops may be produced by mixing hops with rice bran and magnesium oxide. The stabilized hops may be contained in a paper filter for use during brewing. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206533

Popper and methods for expanding expandable foods

A popper includes a kettle incorporating a popping chamber, at least one inlet for the introduction of an expandable food into the popping chamber, the popper further including a burner for generating thermal energy, and the popper further including a heat exchanger for transferring said thermal energy to the popping chamber, and where the heat exchanger is configured to space apart the popping chamber from the burner.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206532

Method for disinfesting psyllium

A method of disinfesting psyllium. The method comprises introducing psyllium to a radiation chamber and applying a high-frequency alternating electric field to the psyllium for a residence time of greater than about 1.5 minutes to dielectrically heat the psyllium to a target temperature of about 54° c. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206531

Beer-taste beverage, method for producing beer-taste beverage, and method for improving aroma of beer-taste beverage

Provided is a beer-taste beverage in which oxidized soy sauce odor is reduced, a method for producing the beer-taste beverage, and a method for improving aroma of the beer-taste beverage. The beer-taste beverage according to the present invention has an a* value in an l*a*b* color system of 1.0 or more, and an acetate ester content of 2.0 mg/l or more. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206530

Beer-taste beverage, method for producing beer-taste beverage, and method for improving drinking sensation of beer-taste beverage

Provided is a beer-taste beverage having sharp “nodogoshi”, a method for producing the beer-taste beverage, and a method for improving “nodogoshi” of the beer-taste beverage. The beer-taste beverage according to the present invention has an a* value in an l*a*b* color system of 1.0 or more, and a bitterness unit is 25 or more. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206529

Fast-dissolving, co-crystalline forms of sodium chloride

The invention relates to nutritional compositions comprising carbohydrate⋅sodium chloride co-crystals and to the use of these co-crystals for preparing nutritional compositions, as well as their use as carriers, fillers or stabilizers and ultimately for the acceleration of sodium chloride dissolution when other carbohydrates are present. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to a process for preparing such carbohydrate⋅sodium chloride co-crystals and nutritional compositions comprising such.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206528

Granulated feed supplement and methods for making and using

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a feed supplement comprising silica, mineral clay, glucan and mannans, wherein each particle of the feed supplement comprises silica, mineral clay, glucan and mannans. The feed supplement may be a granular feed supplement, and the granules may have at least one dimension between 4 mesh and 100 mesh size. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206527

Semi-solid animal feed blocks and method of making and using same

A semi-solid animal feed block is provided to an animal as a feed supplement or as a complete feed. The feed block is formed of a liquid binder containing denatured wheat flour protein and sugar, and a nutrient mixture of at least one animal feed component. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206526

Applying measurement, control and automation to a dry corn milling ethanol production process to maximize the recovery of ethanol and co-products

Apparatus features a signal processor or signal processing module configured to: receive signaling containing information about about a measurement of one or more constituents of an output stream from a centrifuge in a dry corn milling process, including to produce ethanol; and determine corresponding signaling containing information about a real time feedback control of the dry corn milling process, based upon the signaling received. The signal processor or signal processing module is configured to provide the corresponding signaling as control signaling to provide the real time feedback control of the dry corn milling process.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206525

Compositions, probiotic formulations and methods to promote digestion and improve nutrition in poultry

The present disclosure relates to probiotic compositions, formulations and methods for promoting digestion and improving nutrition in birds, and probiotic compositions and formulations for increasing enzyme production and improving parameters and indications in birds.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206524

Extruder for feed- and foodstuffs

An extruder for making meat analogue products, where the extruder comprises a product outlet (22), and a longitudinal barrel (8) comprising an inner surface (14) and an outer surface, and where the extruder further comprises heating means for heating at least a part of said inner surface, where said barrel (8) interconnects with said product inlet (5) and outlet (22), where the extruder further comprises a rotor (16) arranged coaxially inside said barrel (8), where said rotor (16) comprises drive means (19) for rotating said rotor (16) in relation to the barrel (8).. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206523

A method of providing functional proteins from a plant material

The present invention relates to the provision of leaf protein concentrate and food grade soluble functional proteins and possibly other high value products and fibres from a green plant material. The method further provides for the possibility obtaining fermentation products as biogas and finally fertilizer. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206522

Ice cream cone with integrated edible drip collector

Some embodiments pertain to an ice cream cone having a body and an integrated drip collector. In some embodiments, the body extends radially outwardly from a center axis of the ice cream cone. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206521

A filling head for filling a container with frozen confection

A filling head comprising: a housing having a lower nozzle exit, a first material inlet, a second material inlet and a reciprocatable piston movable within the housing; the piston having a) an outer wall and upper and lower ends; b) a first internal material flow channel connecting an entry in the outer wall to an exit in the lower end, c) a second internal material flow channel connecting an entry in the outer wall to an exit in the lower end, and; wherein the exit of the first channel is annular, surrounding the exit of the second material flow channel; the piston, housing and inlets being positioned and dimensioned such that the piston in relation to the housing has: (1) an upper position wherein material flows from both first and second inlets are blocked by the piston outer wall; (2) a mid position wherein the first material inlet is in communication with the first internal material flow channel entry but the second material inlet is blocked by the piston outer wall; (3) a lower position wherein the first material inlet is in communication with the first internal material flow channel entry and the second material inlet is in communication with the second internal material flow channel entry.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206520

Heat exchanger and method of making thereof

A heat exchanger includes an inner tube extending longitudinally along a central axis and having an inner surface bounding a product chamber and an outer surface having a plurality of channels disposed at circumferentially spaced intervals in alternating relationship with a plurality of fins about the circumference of the outer surface of the inner tube; and a longitudinally extending outer tube disposed coaxially about and circumscribing the inner tube in radially spaced relationship, the outer tube having an inner surface contacting the plurality of fins of the inner cylinder, the outer surface being welded to the fins at a plurality of weld locations.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206519

Dispensing system

Disposable container (100) designed for being inserted into a machine (200) where edible products are prepared, the disposable container (100) comprising at least one or a plurality of ingredient compartments (10) each comprising at least one base ingredient for the preparation of the edible product targeted, wherein the disposable container (100) comprises at least one processing compartment (20) arranged so as to receive simultaneously or sequentially at least part of the content of the ingredient compartments (10), optionally also receiving fluid (150) and/or air (140) from the machine (200), the processing compartment (20) further comprising a movable part (22) and a static part (21), the movable part (21) being movable with respect to the static part (21) such that the content of the ingredient compartments (10) and possibly the fluid (150) and/or the air (140) are driven under a certain level of shear stress which allows them to mix, and/or to dilute and/or to foam.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206518

Method of making cannabis oil hydrophilic using emulsifiers and related cannabinoid compositions

A method of making cannabis oil hydrophilic comprising the steps of heating a base oil in the range of 120 to 220° f., adding cannabis oil to create a mixture, blending the mixture at a high speed and adding at least one emulsifying agent to the mixture while blending, and adding water to form the composition wherein the cannabis oil is hydrophilic and is soluble in water.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206517

Cocoa extracts, cocoa products and methods of manufacturing the same

Disclosed is a method for processing cocoa beans or nibs comprising the steps of: (a) adding water to cocoa beans or nibs to form a suspension; (b) wet grinding said suspension; (c) subjecting said suspension to a heat treatment at a temperature of 70° c. Or less; (d) separating the suspension into: a water phase (heavy phase), a fat phase (light phase) comprising cocoa butter, and a solid phase comprising cocoa powder and fluid components; (e) continuously separating the fluid components from the solid phase obtained in step (d) to obtain cocoa aroma and cocoa powder by supplying a flow of said solid phase to a mixing device; wherein the mixing device comprises: a cylindrical, tubular body with a horizontal axis having an inlet opening for the solid phase, an outlet opening for the dried solid phase and an optional outlet opening for a vapor phase comprising cocoa aroma; end plates closing the tubular body at its opposite ends; a coaxial jacket heating or cooling the internal wall of the tubular body to a temperature of from 55° c. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206516

Soluble agglomerated chocolate powder

The invention concerns a method for producing a soluble agglomerated chocolate powder, said powder comprising cocoa and other chocolate powder ingredients including a sweetener and/or a white component powder comprising protein, said process comprising the steps of: —preparing an aqueous emulsion of cocoa fat, —loading a fluid bed agglomerator with the chocolate powder solid ingredients other than cocoa, —spraying the emulsion of cocoa fat into the fluid bed agglomerator to form agglomerates. The invention concerns also the use of an aqueous emulsion of cocoa fat to agglomerate chocolate powder ingredients of a soluble agglomerated chocolate powder.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206515

Capsule containing beverage powder, in particular for preparing brewed coffee

Vi) drying of the compacted pellet obtained in step iv) or v).. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206514

Coffee beverage composition and method of producing it

The present invention relates to coffee beverage compositions comprising soluble coffee solids and particles of roast coffee beans and with reduced formation of scum and a low content diterpenes. The invention further relates to methods of producing such coffee beverage compositions by removal of oil from a slurry of particles of roast coffee beans.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206513

Liquid dairy blend for culinary food products

The present invention relates to a liquid dairy blend suitable for being used in the preparation of dairy-based culinary sauces or prepared culinary dishes, comprising milk proteins and fat; wherein the milk proteins are whey-protein and casein, the ratio of whey-protein:casein is from 0.3-0.5, and the ph of the liquid dairy blend is from 5.8-6.2. The present invention further relates to a method of producing the present liquid dairy blend.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206512

Closed loop recycling system and dip tank for antimicrobial compounds

A dip tank and recycling system for applying antimicrobial solution to food items, including a dip tank having a bottom and sides, and holding a liquid antimicrobial solution. A conveyor to convey food items through the tank passes through the liquid antimicrobial solution held in the tank such that food items conveyed on the conveyor are dipped in the liquid antimicrobial solution. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206511

Device and method for removal of pinbones from a fish fillet

The invention relates to an apparatus, designed and configured for the removal of pin bones from a fish fillet that has been completely separated from the skeleton, comprising a tool having a clamping mechanism for clamping and releasing individual pin bones, a drive for the rotary driving of at least parts of the clamping mechanism and means for transmitting the rotational movement from the drive to the clamping mechanism, which is characterised in that the clamping mechanism comprises a base body that can be driven such that it rotates about a rotational axis, with which at least two clamping jaws are associated, which clamping jaws define a resulting central axis m and are for clamping and releasing the pin bones, wherein the clamping jaws are designed and configured such that they can move towards and away from one another, and the drive is designed and configured for exerting an oscillating rotational movement of the base body about the rotational axis and thereby of the clamping jaws about the central axis m. The invention further relates to a corresponding method.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206510

Apparatus and method for transferring and placing collated sausage links into a packaging item

An apparatus is provided for transferring at least one sausage link into a packaging item. The apparatus includes at least one drivable, rotatable conveyor device having at least one protruding vane, with the conveyor device being adapted and configured in such a way that the at least one sausage link can be placed on the vane in a receiving position, and that by rotating the conveyor device, the at least one sausage link can be placed onto or into the packaging item by the vane in a delivery position. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206509

Sustained energy bake stable fillers and baked products comprising these

Compositions and methods are provided to form baked goods including fruit-based, aqueous filler compositions that retain high levels of slowly digestible starches.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206508

Non-bloom comestible product

The present invention provides a comestible product comprising a continuous bakery portion and, optionally, one or more discrete inclusions, the comestible product comprising one or more sources of cocoa butter or cocoa butter equivalent, and the continuous bakery portion comprising sorbitan tristearate.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206507

Non-fried noodle dough comprising sweet potato flour and process for its preparation

The present invention concerns a non-fried noodle dough comprising sweet potato flour and a method for its preparation. Particularly, the invention pertains to a non-fried noodle dough comprising wheat flour, 5-30 wt % sweet potato flour, 1-15 wt % oil, salt and water.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206506

Device to prepare turnovers

Device for food processing that facilitate the user the food processing of turnovers in a fast way and as a result, saves time and energy in this kind of work, which is comprised of a base element with two parts that can be folded in an independent way. In addition, it is provided with a top contact element and a closing element type lever. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206505

Botanical antimicrobial compositions

Disclosed are compositions comprising antimicrobially effective low concentrations of benzyl alcohol, one or more essential oil and one or more botanical extract. The compositions of the application may be used in personal care products including wound care products or in veterinary use. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206504

Anti-phytopathogenic compositions

The present invention relates to an isolated bacterium and composition comprising same having anti-pathogenic activity. The invention further relates to compounds derived from said bacterium or analogs thereof, and methods of using same for treating or reducing the symptoms of a pathogen including but not limited to a phytopathogen.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206503

Composite particles for controlling arthropod infestation

Composite particles comprising baculovirus particles in a coating of wax that is degradable in the gut of a larva of an arthropod species, optionally in conjunction with an insecticide, methods of manufacture, uses thereof, and methods of controlling arthropod infestations.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206502

Stabilized hypochlorous acid solution and use thereof

Disclosed is an antimicrobial solution comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of (a) hypochlorous acid, (b) a divalent cation, (c) phosphate anion, and (d) water, as well as a process for its production. Also disclosed is a method of treating or preventing infection associated with abdominal surgery on a mammal, comprising use of the antimicrobial solution.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206501

Controlling diseases and insects in plants

A method for controlling diseases and insects in plants on one hand and a method for providing a plant growth regulator on the other hand.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206500

Method for fruit thinning

Methods of fruit thinning fruit bearing plants using photosynthesis inhibiting fruit thinning agents are disclosed. Methods of determining the amount and/or timing of a first dose of photosynthesis inhibiting fruit thinning agents to be applied to a fruit bearing plant to thin fruit on the plant are disclosed. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206499

Method of improving plant health and rooting of plants

Methods and compositions for promoting health and development in a plant or crop. The disclosure further provides for compositions and methods of improving crop yield and/or plant quality.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206498

Substituted heteroaryl carboxylic acid hydrazides or salts thereof and use thereof to increase stress tolerance in plants

The invention relates to substituted heteroaryl carboxylic acid hydrazides of general formula (i) or salts thereof, wherein the groups of formula (i) have the definitions stated in the description, for increasing the stress tolerance in plants with respect to abiotic stress, and also for strengthening plant growth and/or for increasing plant yield.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206497

Aryloxypyrimidinyl ethers as herbicides

Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of formula 1 and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206496

Stable suspension concentrate formulation for water-soluble compounds

The present invention is directed to an insecticidal water based suspension concentrate formulation comprising a water-soluble insecticide selected from the group consisting of n-cyanomethyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)nicotinamide and (ez)-1-(6-chloro-3-pyridylmethyl)-n-nitroimidazolidin-2-ylidineamine and at least one water-soluble salt selected from the group consisting of magnesium sulfate (hydrated and anhydrous forms) and sodium sulfate, wherein the water-soluble insecticide is present in an insecticidally effective amount and methods of use.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206495

Substituted aryl and heteroaryl carboxylic acid hydrazides or salts thereof and use thereof to increase stress tolerance in plants

Where the radicals of the formula (i) are each as defined in the description for enhancing stress tolerance in plants to abiotic stress, and for enhancing plant growth and/or for increasing plant yield.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206494

Fungicidal compositions

Described herein are fungicidal compositions in the form of an emulsifiable concentrates that include a first fungicidal compound, optionally, at least one additional fungicidal compound, two or more surfactants and a water immiscible organic solvent comprised of a mixture of organic compounds including at least one acetate ester and at least one n,n-dialkylcarboxamide. The compositions are homogeneous, stable upon storage, and upon dilution in water form stable emulsions that can be sprayed onto plants to control important fungal diseases.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206493

Active ingredient combinations comprising pyridylethylbenzamides and other active ingredients

The present invention relates to novel active ingredient combinations which consist of fluopyram and other known active ingredients and are very well suited for the control of animal pests, such as insects and/or unwanted acarids and/or nematodes, in foliar and soil application and/or in the treatment of seeds, and are also suitable for increasing yeilds.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206492

Control of aquatic weeds using combinations of 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acids and other aquatic herbicides

Methods for controlling aquatic weeds using halauxifen or florpyrauxifen or agriculturally acceptable esters or salts thereof in combination with one or more of diquat dibromide, copper salts, endothal, or fluridone, or agriculturally acceptable salts or esters thereof, are described. The herbicidal compositions described allow for effective control and/or selectivity when treating a body of water, to control target aquatic weed populations, such as alligatorweed, yellow nutsedge, barnyardgrass, early watergrass, echinochloa species, saramollagrass, chinese sprangletop, hydrilla, eurasian watermilfoil and/or curlyleaf pondweed.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206491

Substituted cyclic aryl and heteroaryl carboxylic acid hydrazides or salts thereof and use thereof to increase stress tolerance in plants

Where the radicals of the formula (i) are each as defined in the description for enhancing stress tolerance in plants to abiotic stress, and for enhancing plant growth and/or for increasing plant yield.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206490

Water temperature as a means of controlling kinetics of onsite generated peracids

Methods and systems for temperature-controlled, on-site generation of peracids, namely peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions are disclosed. In particular, methods for using an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system overcome the limitations of temperature on the kinetics of the peracid generation and/or peracid decomposition inside an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206489

Repellent effective against anopheles gambiae

Or mixture thereof to a site of interest.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206488

Systems and methods for sovlent-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.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206487

Anti-infective protector

The present disclosure provides an anti-infective protector containing at least one anti-infective agent. The anti-infective protector provides for a range of benefits not appreciated in the prior art.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206486

Stable agricultural compositions

The invention relates to an aqueous composition comprising an agricultural active ingredient, a salt, an alkyl polysaccharide, and a styrene (meth)acrylic copolymer. The invention further relates to methods employing said composition for protecting a plant or plant part, for improving the development and/or yield of an agricultural plant, and for protecting a soil.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206485

Nonwoven fabric for increasing the availability of quaternary ammonium in solution

Wipes for preventing quaternary ammonium (“quat”) depletion suitable for commercial applications (e.g., industrial and consumer disinfectant wipes) are provided. The wipe includes at least one nonwoven layer, at least one pulp layer, and a cationic additive. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206484

Agroformulation comprising copolymers containing hydroxybutyl vinyl ether as associative thickener

Further provided herein is the production of a spray mixture, including the contacting of a pesticide, the water-soluble copolymer (p), and water; and also a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi, unwanted plant growth, unwanted insect infestation or mite infestation, and/or for regulating plant growth. The agrochemical composition acts on a pest, its environment, a crop plant to be protected from the pest, on the soil, the unwanted plant, the crop plant, and/or its environment.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206483

Use of polymers for the production of a rodenticidal product, rodenticidal product and process for the production thereof

The invention consists of the use of hydrophilic polymers or copolymers of the polyacrylic acid or sodium polyacrylate family, which are crosslinked, in proportions of between 50 and 10 000 parts per million, for the production of a rodenticidal product. The rodenticidal product is composed of polymers or copolymers as mentioned above and of an appetizing coating according to respective proportions of from 1% to 50% by weight for the polymer and from 99% to 50% by weight for the appetizing composition. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206482

Corneal preservation and rehydration device

A corneal preservation and rehydration device includes a box body and a box lid (1), wherein the box body and the box lid are detachably connected. A corneal bracket (2) is provided in the box body for holding a cornea, wherein a surface of the corneal bracket for placing a cornea is a convex spherical surface (21), and a blocking portion (22) is arranged at the surrounding of the convex spherical surface (21) for preventing a cornea from dropping out.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206481

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

A device for retaining a biological sample for performing a cryoprocedure on a biological sample having a tubular member having a lumen extending therein, the lumen configured to receive the biological sample. A retainer is couplable to a distal end of the tubular member, the retainer having a perforated member having at least one orifice, the at least one orifice having a dimension smaller than a dimension of the at least one biological sample to prevent exit of the biological sample from the tubular member, wherein the perforated element is configured to allow inflow of liquids to communicate with the lumen containing the biological sample.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206480

Protection of progenitor cells and regulation of their differentiation

The present invention relates to the use of polysulfated polysaccharides in combination with progenitor cells to improve the viability of the progenitor cells including improving the cryopreservation of the progenitor cells and provides novel compositions, methods and uses. The present invention also relates to the use of polysulfated polysaccharides to regulate the proliferation and differentiation of progenitor cells.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206479

Hunting blind system

A hunting blind system includes a structure that may house a hunter. The housing has a first opening extending into an interior of the structure. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206478

Method for creating and distributing vapor for game hunting

A scent vaporizing and distribution device uses an electric heating element to rapidly vaporize a liquid scent material. An airflow generator is used to create a distribution airflow that distributes the vapor from the device. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206477

Techniques for providing a broad-band ultrasonic transducer device using a plurality of narrow-band transducer arrays and a method of wildlife deterrence using same

A broadband ultrasonic transducer device (utd) is disclosed that utilizes a plurality of narrow-band piezo electric elements grouped into single-frequency sub-arrays to provide a relatively simple, highly-reliable deterrent unit (du) capable of emitting ultrasonic energy over a wide coverage area and at a sound pressure level that meets or exceeds other du approaches. In an embodiment, the broadband utd includes a housing portion configured to couple to a plurality of piezo sub-array plates. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206476

Rodent electrocution assembly

A rodent electrocution assembly includes a housing that may be positioned on the ground thereby facilitating the housing to be aligned with a rodent tunnel. A pair of legs is provided and each of the legs is hingedly coupled to the housing. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206475

Chemical application detection system and mobile visual sensing technology

A chemical application detection system and mobile visual sensing technology utilizes drones, ground robotics, or fixed camera with a gps system and a uv sensing camera. The detection device senses a color hue of one or more additives combined with a chemical treatment applied to a field above or below the canopy. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206474

Spray boom attachment system and methods of using same

A spray boom attachment system for use with at least one traditional spray boom of a traditional spray boom system of a vehicle transporting a fluid reservoir, comprising: at least one quick attachment spray boom; at least one nozzle body mounted under the at least one quick attachment spray boom; and, at least one cap mounted on the at least one quick attachment spray boom; wherein the at least one nozzle body is placed in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir and wherein the at least one cap is removably attached to the traditional spray boom.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206473

Insect singulator system

In one aspect, a singulation chamber apparatus defines a volume having a receiving end and an opposing end. The receiving end may be couplable to an insect chamber for a plurality of ambulatory insects and define an opening to receive the plurality of ambulatory insects from the insect chamber. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206472

Smart mosquito trap

A system for luring pests including a pest detector and a pest lure. The pest detector may be adapted to generate a type detection signal having a value indicative of a type of a pest in proximity to the pest detector. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206471

Insect trap

An insect trap (100) and method for trapping and/or killing insects are disclosed. The insect trap comprises an enclosure (10) for receiving a human or an animal, and comprising an opening (12) configured to allow air to flow out of the enclosure and prevent insects from entering the enclosure, and a trapping unit (30) outside of the enclosure and in fluidic communication with the opening. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206470

Ice fishing notification system

An ice fishing notification system includes an ice fishing tip up that may be positioned over a hole on a frozen body of water thereby facilitating the ice fishing tip up to catch fish. The ice fishing tip up has a plank and a flag that is hingedly coupled to the plank. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206469

Ice hole liner

Disclosed is an ice hole liner with a handle. The liner is placed in an ice hole during freezing conditions with the outer wall of the liner contacting the inner wall of the ice hole. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206468

Method for manufacturing graphite shaft

A method for producing a graphite shaft comprises the steps of: preparing a tube made of a synthetic resin into which a thermosetting resin powder is put; inserting the synthetic resin tube into the finished product graphite shaft; closing an upper end of the graphite shaft; and placing the graphite shaft in a high-temperature pressurizing apparatus and then heating the same so that the thermosetting resin powder is foamed and filled in a part of the interior of the shaft.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206467

Fishing lure system and kit having replaceable features and construction

A flexible fishing lure is provided that includes a outer shape having a transverse opening for receiving a plurality of alternatively formed lure fin members allowing a user to change the action of a lure by fin selection without replacing the lure. Multiple internal channels within the lure are adaptively provided for receiving a variety of scent sticks, sound generators, light generators, flavor generating means. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206466

Peromyscus animal model for cancer

A nonhuman animal cancer model is described. The animal model includes an animal of the genus peromyscus and xenograft cancer cells implanted in the animal. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206465

Mobile insect release system

Systems and methods for automated release of insects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: an insect storage device defining one or more internal compartments to store a population of insects; a loading mechanism for loading the insect storage device with a population of insects; and an insect release device coupled to the loading mechanism and configured to release into an environment one or more insects from the population of insects in the insect storage device.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206464

Systems and methods for mobile automated mass release of insects

Systems and methods for automated release of insects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: an insect storage device defining one or more internal compartments to store a population of insects; a loading mechanism for loading the insect storage device with a population of insects; and an insect release device coupled to the loading mechanism and configured to release into an environment one or more insects from the population of insects in the insect storage device.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206463

Large-scale and high-efficiency fly maggot culturing equipment and process

The present invention provides a set of large-scale and high-efficiency fly maggot culture equipment and a large-scale and high-efficiency fly maggot culture process and pertains to fly maggot culture. The equipment comprises at least one culturing workshop with a multi-functional ceiling. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206462

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180206461

Inhibiting ctrp5 action to improve insulin resistance associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods of improving insulin sensitivity in cells, tissues, and subjects, as well as methods of reducing insulin resistance, improving glucose homeostasis, reducing hepatic tryglyceride levels, reducing food intake, and treating metabolic disorders, such as those occurring in individuals who are obese, diabetic, and/or have hepatic steatosis.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206460

Seafood shipping container

An apparatus and method for shipping live seafood in a container having oxygen enriched water, the apparatus comprising a container having four side walls, a bottom surface and a top surface; an oxygen generator; an infusion unit in communication with the oxygen generator, wherein the infusion unit comprises a collection chamber, a diffusion chamber, and a membrane having microporous, hydrophobic, hollow fibers.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206459

Catch monitoring systems and methods

Traps are monitored for catch, by-catch, and environmental conditions. A catch sensor is configured to detect a catch of animals or marine life caught in a trap. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206458

Apparatus for directional positioning of fish

A fish transfer apparatus for directional positioning of fish entering a fish transfer pump reducing injury, stress and enhancing sea lice removal when coupled to a coanda effect fish transfer pump. The apparatus employs a collection structure constructed from a funnel shaped passageway made of spaced apart bars. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206457

Bird feeder cable lid lock and bird feeder with the same

A bird feeder cable lid lock is provided for a bird feeder having a feed reservoir body with a removable lid having an aperture therein, and a wire or cable threaded through the aperture by which the feeder is suspended in use. The cable lid lock includes a threaded bolt having an axial hole through which the hanging cable is fed and an internally threaded base element in abutment with the lid and having a stepped or tapered bore with a diminishing diameter that receives the bolt. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206456

Suet mold kit with dual headed piston ramrod

The present invention is a suet making kit and method for forming suet plugs from a birdwatchers own customized suet mixture. With the instant invention suet plug manufacturing kit, suet mixtures may be shaped and sized to fit various cavity sizes and cavity shapes on a plurality of already existing different bird feeders. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206455

Biometric and location monitoring method, device and system

The present disclosure provides a device, apparatus and method for biometric and location monitoring of an animal. The device comprises an animal monitoring tag with sensor(s) for collecting biometric and location data, and a wireless transceiver. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206454

Retractable animal leash

A retractable leash device has a first handle for holding the device, a spool and a leash wound on the spool. There is a spring-based rewind mechanism for the leash. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206453

Touchless pet waste container

A pet waste container that attaches to the animal and does not require direct contact with waste for removal and disposal. The container includes a disposable waste bag, a tail drawstring, a hind leg cord, and an elastic support cord. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206452

Pet toy

A pet toy has a body and a lid. The body has an accommodating space and an opening. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206451

Stimulant infused cat scratcher products

A cat scratcher is either in the form of a rigid support and cat scratcher surface or in the form of a body of corrugated cardboard. The corrugated cardboard body typically has a plurality of corrugated subparts, each corrugated subpart being a corrugated sheet having top and bottom surfaces and planar sheets of kraft paper adhered thereto through the use of an aqueous-based adhesive, the aqueous-based adhesive including a catnip or silver vine hydrosol. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206450

Mobile telephone dog training tool and method

A mobile telephone adapts to use as a gundog training tool by interfacing with a dog collar using a wireless communication device, such as a wwan text or ip interface, a wlan interface or a radio transceiver that couples to the mobile telephone and is accessible to a training application running on the mobile telephone. The dog collar includes a gps receiver to provide position information to the mobile telephone and a shock device to provide training stimulus to the dog. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206449

Automatic dog washing machine

An automatic washing apparatus for dogs and alike animals comprises a washing tub, a brushing plate and a horizontally moving carrier board on each side of the tub. Each brushing plate is attached to a vertically moving crank slider through horizontal extension arms. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206448

System and method for dairy farm management

A system and method for animal feed management for a dairy farm, include a feed management server configured to monitor activities of a plurality of entities in a defined area of the dairy farm by a plurality of sensing devices. The monitored activities include at least a free-style grazing activity by a plurality of dairy animals included in the plurality of entities. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206447

Instrumented device for characterising the capacity of a mouse to orientate itself

A device is provided for studying the ability of at least one mouse to find its bearings in a maze, the device including a plurality of houses distributed around a central agora and in which at least one stimulator allows the at least one mouse to carry out certain activities and/or satisfy certain primary needs. Each house further includes at least one sensor for measuring the activity of the mouse in the house, and more particularly its use of the at least one stimulator. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206446

Pet transporter container

Pet carriers with at least one access portal that allows a pet owner to extend a hand into the pet carrier, but prevents the pet from exiting the pet carrier.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206445

Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking

This invention is related to a double grab, its rinsing cup and milking machine provided therewith, and the method for automatically applying teat cups to the teats of an udder of an animal to be milked. The double grab, according to the invention, includes: —a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed to hold a first teat cup; —a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane next to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed to hold a second teat cup whereby each housing part is provided with separate pivoting means that can be activated and is designed to make the related housing part pivot around a pivoting axis which in use, extends substantially in a horizontal direction, substantially in a widthwise direction of the arm.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206444

Melon variety nun 68106 mem

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of melon, nun 68106 mem as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206443

Spinach variety nun 06303 sps

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of spinach, nun 06303 sps as well as seeds and plants and leaves thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206442

Spinach variety nun 06258 sps

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of spinach, nun 06258 sps as well as seeds and plants and leaves thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206441

Cucumber variety nun 53041 cup

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of cucumber, nun 53041 cup as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206440

Cotton variety st 5115glt

The cotton variety st 5115glt is disclosed. The invention relates to seeds, plants, plant cells, plant tissue, harvested products and cotton lint as well as to hybrid cotton plants and seeds obtained by repeatedly crossing plants of variety st 5115glt with other plants. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206439

Cotton variety px222-104-w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px222-104w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px222-104w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px222-104w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px222-104w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px222-104w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px222-104w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206438

Cotton variety px222-101w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px222-101w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px222-101w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px222-101w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px222-101w3fe with another cotton variety or plant, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px222-101w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px222-101w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206437

Cotton variety px8188-60rf

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px8188-60rf, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px8188-60rf, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px8188-60rf with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px8188-60rf with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px8188-60rf, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px8188-60rf, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206436

Cotton variety px333117w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px333117w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px333117w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px333117w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px333117w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333117w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333117w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206435

Cotton variety px333103w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px333103w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px333103w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px333103w3fe, with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px333103w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333103w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333103w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206434

Cotton variety px333102w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px333102w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px333102w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px333102w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px333102w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333102w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px333102w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206433

Cotton variety px339054w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px339054w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px339054w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px339054w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px339054w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px339054w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px339054w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206432

Cotton variety px339042w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px339042w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px339042w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px339042w3fe, with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px339042w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px339042w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px339042w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206431

Cotton variety px499083w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px499083w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px499083w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px499083w3fe with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px499083w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499083w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499083w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206430

Cotton variety px499096w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px499096w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px499096w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px499096w3fe, with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px499096w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499096w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499096w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206429

Cotton variety px499090w3fe

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated px499090w3fe, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety px499090w3fe, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety px499090w3fe, with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety px499090w3fe with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499090w3fe, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety px499090w3fe, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206428

Tomato variety nun 00277 top

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of tomato, nun 00277 top as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206427

Plant propagation system and method

A plant propagation system is described that can be utilized for micropropagation through early stages of plant development. A system can include multiple plant support matrices, containers for the matrices, and optionally a tool for separating sections of a plant support matrix from the remainder of the matrix. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206426

Polyploid two-line hybrid rice and breeding method thereof

A method for breeding polyploid two-line hybrid rice includes determining a tetraploid rice photo thermosensitive genic male sterile line with the gene characteristic of pmes (polyploid meiosis stability) and a tetraploid rice restoring line with the gene characteristic of pmes; hybridizing and matching by indica sterile/japonica restoring or japonica sterile/indica restoring hybrid combination; preparing a tetraploid rice hybrid by adopting a tetraploid rice photo thermosensitive genic male sterile line and a tetraploid rice restoring line; and breeding a stable tetraploid rice hybrid combination which is determined as the polyploid two-line hybrid rice combination. The breeding method disclosed by the present invention utilizes the strong heterosis of polyploid rice, and transforms the existing diploid heterosis into the heterosis of polyploid two-line hybrid rice; and by adopting the method disclosed by the present invention, a new polyploid two-line hybrid rice variety with large ears, large grains and high yield can be bred.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206425

Polyploid rice photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile line and breeding method thereof

A breeding method of a polyploid rice photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile line includes determining a diploid rice line with photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterility or pmes characteristic as a parent; carrying out hybridization on a diploid photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile line and a diploid pmes gene line, carrying out doubling culture on a young ear of a hybrid plant into a hybrid tetraploid; back-crossing the hybrid tetraploid with a tetraploid photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile line; selecting a tetraploid male sterile plants from the back-crossed progeny, self-crossing during a low-temperature and short-day fertile period, and then carrying out composite hybridization with another tetraploid rice line having pmes gene; selecting tetraploid male sterile plants, and detecting the stability of tetraploid male sterile plants after multiple generations of continuous self-crossing; and determining the stable and consistent tetraploid rice sterile line as the polyploid rice photo-thermo-sensitive genetic male sterile line, named as psxxx.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206424

Polyploid rice two-line restorer line and breeding method thereof

A breeding method of a polyploid rice two-line restorer line includes determining hybrid parents for breeding the restorer line; breeding a restorer line of an indica sterile/japonica restorer type, or breeding a restorer line of a japonica sterile/indica restorer type, and carrying out backcrossing or composite hybridization after hybridization of the parents; selecting a single plant that meets the breeding goal, carrying out composite hybridization again and carrying out preliminary molecular marker detection; comparing, and selecting a single plant with good traits for continuous selfing until the line is basically stable; selecting a stable line with good traits and detection molecular markers; carrying out test-crossing on the preferred line as a male parent with different types of polyploid sterile lines; and selecting a good hybrid combination and a restorer line thereof.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206423

Marine biomass reactor and methods related thereto

Disclosed herein is a marine biomass reactor and methods related thereto that are capable of growing large quantities of a marine biomass material, such as, for example, macroalgae and/or aquatic macrophyte, at low cost.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206422

Industrial plant growing facility and methods of use

The invention is broadly in the agricultural field, more precisely in the field of industrial plant growth facilities. In particular, the invention concerns an industrial plant growing facility (100) for growing a variety of plants using predetermined growth conditions. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206421

Segregated hydroponic assembly

An all in one segregated hydroponic assembly plants to be grown in a fluid nutrient that is segregated and sealed in a reservoir, where the fluid is controllably applied on a plant housing that supports plant growth. A reservoir contains the fluid nutrient. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206420

Irrigation device

An irrigation device, comprising: a base portion and a liquid dispersal portion. The liquid dispersal portion attached to the top center of the base portion configured with channels and spillways to funnel water to a plurality of plant growth zones spaced about the base portion periphery.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206419

Woven sheet crop protection material

A woven sheet crop material comprising a woven region and a smaller knitted region. The woven region comprises a main body of the material and the knitted region is affixed to the woven region to provide an affixment region for attachment of fixing means, such as c clips or carbine clips.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206418

Plant edging

A plant edging is disclosed herein that has an inner side and an outer side and includes a sidewall having a top end and a bottom end with the bottom end configured to engage soil, a head connected to the top end of the sidewall, and a rib connected to and extending away from the outer side near the bottom end of the sidewall. The plant edging is arranged to substantially seal an opening in a landscaping barrier film, and to define a partial enclosure that inhibits ingrowth of invasive weeds.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206417

Method for installing a cultivation floor system and cultivation floor system

A cultivation floor system has a floor on which plant containers are to be placed. The system includes a watertight basin and a water-permeable structure in the basin, which structure has a permeable top cloth which forms the top side of the floor on which plant containers are placed. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206416

Contained growing space and environmental control system

A controlled and closed agricultural system includes a growing space and an air handling system having a heat exchanger and cooling coil. The heat exchanger is capable of transferring sensible and latent heat and is in fluid connection with a recirculating air duct and an outside air duct. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206415

Multi-functional flowerpot

A multi-functional flowerpot, comprising: an outer pot body; an inner pot body disposed inside the outer body; the outer pot body and the inner pot body are relatively isolated and can be placed respectively in different items, such as accessories, flowers, perfume. The bottom of the outer pot body is provided with a cavity separated from the outer pot body and the inner pot body, and the cavity can be used for mounting a power circuit, the outer pot body or the inner pot body comprises a luminous body controlled by the power circuit, so that the product has a luminous effect, and further enhance the product quality.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206414

Green wall modular system

A green wall system includes a plurality of potted plants positioned within respective pots to form a wall of vegetation. The pots can be mounted to a support element and plumbing and electrical utilities of the green wall system can be positioned within a utility column adjacent to the wall of vegetation. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206413

Wall component and track system for forming a wall for growing plants.

The invention relates to a wall component and track system (1). System (1) has a plurality of tracks (10) for secured horizontally against a wall (2) at spaced intervals, and a plurality of wall components (20) adapted to be placed between adjacent tracks, each component having upper and lower engagement members (23a,23b) and (22a,22b,22c,22d) to releasably engage with a track above and below a component. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206412

Rootless pot

A pot having a base and a substantially tubular sidewall is disclosed. The base of the pot is provided with a hole which in turn establishes a continual connection with the earthen upon which the pot is designated to be placed. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206411

Led flip chip plant grow light

Techniques for providing plant growth lights with improved performance and cost are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a light emitting diode (led) flip chip chip-on-board (cob) module for optimizing plant growth, including: a circuit board; ultraviolet (uv) led flip chips connected to the circuit board; a royal-blue phosphor or fluorescent layer covering a first portion of the uv led flip chips; and a deep-red phosphor or fluorescent layer covering a second portion of the uv led flip chips. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206410

Hedge trimmer

A hedge trimmer includes a motor, a first blade, a second blade, a support bar, limiting elements, buffer gaskets and connecting rods. The first blade is formed with first installing holes. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206409

Multi-position lock for pruning device

A multi-position lock for a pruner or secateur comprises a movable selector for selection between a locked condition for the blades of the pruner or secateur and one or more degree of opening positions for the blades. A typical example allows locked, maximum half open or maximum fully opened operation of the pruner or secateur.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206408

Chopping drum for a forage harvester

A chopping drum is provided for a forage harvester including a plurality of blade holders distributed around the periphery of the chopping drum, and a plurality of chopping blades. Each of the chopping blades is selectively coupled to at least one blade holder in one of at least two different positions specified by a form-fitting means.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206407

Rotary cutter unit

A rotary cutter unit (6) for an agricultural mower (2) comprises a housing (14) that carries a rotary bearing (18) having an axis of rotation (x), and a rotor assembly (20) that is supported by the bearing for rotation relative to the housing about the axis of rotation. The rotor assembly includes a shaft (24) that extends through the bearing, a drive input element (28) at an input end of the shaft for transmitting rotary drive to the shaft and a drive output element (32) at an output end (22) of the shaft to receive rotary drive from the shaft. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206406

Draper belt system

A draper belt system is provided that includes first and second draper belt assemblies. The first draper belt assembly includes first and second rollers, and a draper belt looped around the first and second rollers. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206405

Apparatuses and methods for moving windrow ends inward

Apparatuses for and methods of moving the ends of windrows inward are disclosed. The apparatuses of the present invention include a front end, a rear end and two opposing sides, the front end configured to be wider than the rear end, two skids attached to the two opposing sides, a gate rotatably attached to the rear end and configured to cover an opening in the rear end, a gate cylinder operably attached to the gate and configured to close the gate to collect fruit and/or nuts within the apparatus, and open the gate to distribute the fruit and/or nuts outside of the apparatus, thus eliminating the need to hand rake the ends of the windrows inward or to blow the ends of the windrow inward with a hand blower.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206404

Mulching apparatus for a lawnmower

A mulching apparatus for attachment to a lawnmower includes a cutting assembly separate from the mower blades, wherein the grass clippings are finely cut and then dispersed onto the ground surface. A spreader assembly receives the mulched grass clippings from the cutting assembly and disperses the mulched grass clippings onto a ground surface. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206403

Apparatus for chopping and discharging straw from a combine harvester

A chopper for receiving the straw and/or chaff from a combine harvester includes a housing with a chopping rotor to transport the materials though a discharge opening onto a tailboard construction with downwardly facing guide surface and fins for spreading of the crop materials. A rotary spreader has a plurality of fan members with blades rotatable for discharge to a respective side of the rotary spreader. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206402

Mower

The present invention relates to a mower, comprising a cutting mechanism, configured to execute a cutting operation; a machine body, wherein the machine body is connected with a side part protection which is located in the side of the cutting mechanism to establish a protection barrier in the side of the cutting mechanism; and a bottom protection, located below the cutting mechanism to establish a protection barrier below the cutting mechanism, wherein the bottom protection is provided with a grass inlet. According to the above mower, a human body is prevented from making contact with the cutting mechanism from the side direction of the cutting mechanism, the bottom protection can prevent the human body from making contact with the cutting mechanism from the lower side of the cutting mechanism, and the bottom protection is provided with a grass inlet, such that the cutting can be smoothly performed; due to the arrangement of the bottom protection, the side part protection and cutting mechanism can be set to approach to the outer side of the mower as much as possible, thereby realizing the cutting of the edge of a lawn, and meeting the cutting and safety requirements at the same time.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206401

Lawn care vehicle with on board battery charging

A riding lawn care vehicle (10) may include a power unit (20), a working element (30) configured to perform a work function, a working element driver (40) providing operable coupling between the power unit and the working element to drive the working element based on operation of the power unit, and an external charger (100) operably coupled to the working element driver to charge one or more external batteries of a device other than the riding lawn care vehicle.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206400

Distrubutor device of fertilizers

A distributor device of fertilizer substances for a seeder machine comprises storing means (20) of a fertilizer substance, a plurality of distribution conduits (60) connected to the storing means (20), at least a source of high-velocity air (30) connected to the distribution conduits (60) for distributing, in use, the fertilizer substance. The device further comprises: at least a connecting element (70), comprising at least two infeeds (72) and at least one outfeed (76), the connecting element (70) being connected to at least two of the distribution conduits (60) so as to convey, in use, the fertilizer substance coming from at least the two distribution conduits (60) to the at least an outfeed (76).. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206399

Method for securing an inductor segment to an inductor assembly of an agricultural implement

A system includes an inductor assembly of an agricultural implement having an inductor box with a wall configured to separate an interior of the inductor box from an exterior of the inductor box, an inductor segment, and a mounting clip. The wall includes an inner surface in the interior and an outer surface on the exterior. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206398

Air seed meter with internal drive

A seed metering system, for use on a row crop planter, selects individual seeds from a seed reservoir and dispenses the seeds singularly at a controlled rate. A direct drive seed metering system includes a seed disc having a plurality of suction apertures with a recessed pocket adjacent to an aperture. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206397

Air seed meter disc with flow directing pockets

A seed metering system, for use on a row crop planter, selects individual seeds from a seed reservoir and dispenses the seeds singularly at a controlled rate. A direct drive seed metering system includes a seed disc having a plurality of suction apertures with a recessed pocket adjacent to an aperture. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206396

Seed deflector and agitator for an agricultural product distribution system

One embodiment describes a seed planting system that includes a seed storage tank to store seeds; a seed meter fluidly coupled to the seed storage tank via a flow path, in which the seed meter receives seeds from the seed storage tank and distributes the seeds to ground engaging opener assemblies; and a seed deflector coupled to the seed storage tank directly above the flow path, in which the seed deflector guides the seeds from the seed storage tank into the flow path at an angle relative to a vertical axis of the flow path.. . ...

07/26/18 / #20180206395

Cart and implement combination having a brake system

A towed cart and implement having a brake assembly for enabled for independent application of the cart brake assembly without application of the brakes of a prime mover in a bust application of the brake assembly for a predetermined duration. A brake control system includes a display which indicates the capacity of the brake assembly for burst application based on a temperature of a brake assembly component. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206394

Device for seed inoculation

A device for the inoculation of seeds is attached to a seed meter or a seed box on a planting machine. This is done to carry out the inoculation and treatment of seeds at the same time that they are being planted. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206393

Apparatus, system and method for monitoring soil criteria during tillage operations and control of tillage tools

A tillage implement comprising a frame operably supporting tillage tools, and a soil monitoring system comprising instrumentation operably supported from the frame and disposed to detect soil criteria before, after, or before and after the soil is tilled by the tillage tools. The soil criteria detected is at least one of surface residue criteria, soil clod size criteria and soil shatter criteria.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206392

Work vehicle and obstruction detection method for work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a vehicle body, at least one obstruction sensor, at least one state sensor, and circuitry. A work device is attachable to the vehicle body. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206391

Travel control apparatus and travel control method

A travel control apparatus for a work vehicle includes a display and circuitry. The display is to display a position of the work vehicle. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206390

Travel route generation device and travel route generation method

A travel route generation device includes a memory, an input interface, and circuitry. The memory is to store field data including shape information on a shape of a field in which a work vehicle is to work. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206389

Work vehicle and display control method for work vehicle

A work vehicle includes a touch-panel display, at least one first physical button, and the circuitry. The touch-panel display is to display at least one first touch button, at least one first function, and work information. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206388

Double rolling basket linkage

An agricultural tillage implement includes a frame member, a secondary frame member and at least one double rolling basket assembly coupled to the secondary frame member. A plurality of linkage assemblies interconnect the frame member and the secondary frame member. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206387

Agricultural implement and method of controlling an agricultural implement

This document sets out a method of adjusting an agricultural implement's orientation. The method comprises recording, while the agricultural implement is travelling, a series of orientation values corresponding to the orientation of the agricultural implement in at least one vertical plane, calculating a derived orientation value based on said series of values and, if the derived orientation value is outside a predetermined range, adjusting a mutual position relationship between at least two parts of the agricultural implement that can move relative to each other.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206386

Double rolling basket attachment

An agricultural tillage implement includes a frame member and at least one double rolling basket assembly coupled to the frame member. The double rolling basket assembly has a forward basket and a rearward basket behind the forward basket. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206385

Tine depth stop mechanism for self-propelled, stand-on aerator

In an aerator including a chassis mounted on wheels, a tine depth stop mechanism includes a base mounted on the chassis. A side wall is fixed to the base and has a plurality of apertures therein. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206384

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180206383

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180206382

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

The present invention discloses an extended type subsoiling smash-ridging machine, comprising a machine body, a smash-ridging device, a connection device, a ditching device, a flattening device and a straw returning device, wherein the smash-ridging device comprises a smash-ridging box comprising a bottom plate, side plates and a top plate, lower bearing seats are mounted in the bottom plate, rib plates are welded between the lower bearing seats, lubricating oil passages are formed between rib plates and the bottom plate, an upper bearing seats are mounted on the top plate and the length of each lower bearing seat is larger than that of each upper bearing seat. By adopting the structure of the present invention, the strength of the lower bearing seats can be improved so as to facilitate the mounting of more bearing where the stress is large and less bearings where the stress is small, thereby both improving the rigidity and transmission stability of a transmission shaft and reducing the cost; the welding of the rib plates is facilitated, it is ensured that lubricating oil smoothly flows within the smash-ridging box and the lubricating effect is improved.. ...

07/26/18 / #20180206381

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180206380

Grader moldboard structure

A grader moldboard structure, comprising a left moldboard, a plurality of middle moldboard having the same structure, and a right moldboard that are sequentially connected to form a long stripe-like moldboard body; wherein two sides of the middle moldboard are each provided with a non-strike-through transverse half-waist circular groove and a semi-circular hole in the groove, connection edges of one sides of the left moldboard and the right moldboard are each provided with a non-strike-through transverse half-waist circular groove and a semi-circular hole in the groove, the two half-waist circular grooves being spliced to form a waist circular groove for inserting a connection block, a positioning circular hole corresponding to a circular hole formed in the middle of the waist circular groove being provided in the middle of the connection block.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199784

Debris monitoring

A multifunction cooking range with sous-vides functionality. Cooking ranges are found in every home and in every restaurant; with the addition of a high precision temperature controller attached to the heating elements, a fluidic temperature control device, the range can also be configured to enable sous-vide cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A debris monitoring system includes a receptacle, a first and a second emitter, and a first receiver. The receptacle defines an opening to receive debris into the receptacle. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199783

Grout cleaning assembly

A grout cleaning assembly includes a housing that has a handle portion and a suction portion. A scrubbing unit is rotatably attached to the housing and the scrubbing unit is positioned on the suction portion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199782

Vacuum cleaner having a dual power supply

A vacuum cleaner comprising a vacuum motor and a power supply. The power supply comprises input terminals for connection to an ac source, output terminals connected to the vacuum motor, an ac-to-dc stage, and a battery. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199781

Device for treating a surface

A device for treating a surface, in particular to a cleaning robot, has a detection device for identifying the type of surface, which detection device has a light source for irradiating the surface with light and has a sensor for detecting the light which is reflected by the surface. In order to improve the identification of the type of surface, it is proposed that a three-dimensional screen panel which forms a plurality of partial volumes is associated with the sensor, wherein each partial volume is in each case associated with a different sensor subarea of the sensor, and wherein adjacent sensor subareas are optically separated from one another by means of the screen panel such that light is prevented from passing from a first partial volume to a second partial volume. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199780

Debris sensor for cleaning apparatus

A piezoelectric debris sensor and associated signal processor responsive to debris strikes enable an autonomous or non-autonomous cleaning device to detect the presence of debris and in response, to select a behavioral mode, operational condition or pattern of movement, such as spot coverage or the like. Multiple sensor channels (e.g., left and right) can be used to enable the detection or generation of differential left/right debris signals and thereby enable an autonomous device to steer in the direction of debris.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199779

Cleaner holder

A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199778

Cleaner holder

A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199777

Cleaner holder

A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199776

Electric cleaning apparatus

An electric cleaning apparatus, which comprises an autonomous cleaning unit which moves autonomously over a surface to be cleaned and collects dust, and a station unit which has a charging electrode for the autonomous cleaning unit, wherein the autonomous cleaning unit includes a first body case having a first inlet, a secondary battery which accumulates electric power supplied from the charging electrode, a first dust collecting container which accumulates dust sucked from the first inlet, and an electric blower which is driven by electric power supplied from the secondary battery and makes negative pressure act on the first dust collecting container, and wherein the station unit is provided with a second body case having a second inlet which sucks other dust different from the dust which the autonomous cleaning unit collects.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199775

Cyclonic separator

A cyclonic separator comprising a cyclone chamber defined between an outer wall and a shroud. The shroud comprises an inlet opening through which fluid enters the cyclone chamber, and a plurality of perforations through which fluid exits the cyclone chamber. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199774

Cleaner

A cleaner according to the present invention includes a cleaner main body, and a suction unit provided with a nozzle portion configured to suck air containing foreign substances on a floor into the cleaner main body, and a brush assembly detachably mounted on the nozzle portion, wherein the brush assembly includes a frame coupled to the nozzle portion and provided with an opening that is open toward the front and positioned adjacent to the floor, a brush rotation bar accommodated in the frame and having at least one end portion rotatably supported on the frame, and a variable shutter rotatably mounted on the frame, and configured to close a part of the opening by being rotated by pressing force upon being brought into contact with the floor, whereby air suction force can be varied to correspond to a state of the floor, thereby improving cleaning performance.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199773

Swivel flow seat

An apparatus for improved toilet seat structured and arranged to freely swivel in both left and right directions, a full 360 degrees to provide a user especially a handicapped user a toilet seat that increases comfort and facilitates freedom of movement while utilizing a bathroom facility.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199772

Electric opening and closing device

An electric opening and closing device that opens and closes a toilet seat or lid by a torque output to an output member includes: a motor; a reduction gear mechanism having gear members including a gear member of a spur tooth and transmitting the torque of the motor to the output member; and a torque limiter that includes a first rotating member rotating integrally with a first gear member rotating by the torque among the gear members, a second rotating member rotating integrally with a second gear member connected to the output member via the gear member of the spur tooth or the output member, and a friction member engaged with one of the first and second rotating members, and that generates a slip between the friction and other rotating members to interrupt the transmission of the torque when a torque exceeding a value acts on the output member.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199771

Concealed toilet in vehicles

A concealed toilet in a vehicle includes a flexible container, a foundation member, a primary toilet seat member, lock hook assemblies, and a toilet seat cover. The flexible container with a waste containment bag is positioned in a cavity in a vehicle seat. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199770

Waste absorbing formulation with communication capabilities and toilet systems for use thereof

A toilet apparatus has a waste material receiving bowl with an opening to receive an absorbent media and indicator and a sensor to detect a presence of the indicator in the material receiving bowl when the indicator is present in the material receiving bowl and transmit a signal indicating the indicator is present in the material receiving bowl. A control circuit receives the signal from the sensor, processes the signal to determine the indicator is present in the material receiving bowl, and causes one or more actions to be taken by the toilet apparatus based on determining the indicator is present in the material receiving bowl.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199769

Hand dryer device

A hand dryer device includes nozzles to blow airflows into a hand-placeable drying portion, a blower to generate the airflow to be blown out of the nozzles, a sensor having a light-emitting element to detect the presence or absence of a hand in the drying portion, and a controller to make a hand detection determination of whether the hand is present or absent in the drying portion based on a detection result of the sensor, and control driving of the blower based on a determination result of the hand detection determination. The controller controls an intermittent driving of the light-emitting element of the sensor. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199768

Paper towel dispenser for accommodating different sizes of paper towel rolls

A paper towel dispenser is provided, along with a system for retrofitting an existing paper towel dispenser. The dispenser includes a housing configured to mount to a wall. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199767

Dispenser with noise dampener

A noise dampener for implementation with a sheet material dispenser is disclosed. The dampener attenuates motor and moving part noise audible to a user of the dispenser and quiets dispenser operation. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199766

Partitionable paper towel

The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199765

Dispensing system with material level detector

A dispensing system comprises a first electronic sensor and a controller. The first electronic sensor may be configured to detect a first change from a first amount of a fluid product in a dispensing system reservoir to a second amount of the fluid product in the dispensing system reservoir. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199764

Robotic device coupled with material inputting, material holding and washing device

A food processing system has a wheel-shaped assembly having a stationary sub-assembly and a movable sub-assembly. The movable sub-assembly has three or more arms extending away from the stationary sub-assembly; three or more connecting rods; three or more pivoters; three or more rotators; and three or more food processing devices. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199763

Device for chopping, turning, and serving ground meat

One of the most common cooking activities is browning of ground beef, turkey, lamb, or chicken for use in various dishes from sloppy joe's, to tacos, to spaghetti sauces, and countless others. The present inventor recognized that browning using conventional techniques and devices requires use of multiple tools that increase preparation and clean up time. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199762

Blender

In order to provide a processor in which a reception space occupied by a body thereof may be decreased when it is not used, a container may be mounted on and detached from the body without being hindered, visibility of an inner portion of the container may be improved, and noise generated at the time of an operation may be decreased, a soundproofing cover is mounted on the body so as to cover the container, is detachable from the body to be completely separated from the body, and has an internal space closed by closure of an opening of one end thereof by the body. One end portion of a first vacuum tube is disposed to be exposed to an upper surface of the body and is connected to one end portion of a second vacuum tube.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199761

Cooking appliance for processing food

A cooking appliance for processing food, more specifically a cooking appliance of the type that include a body housing an electric motor, a shaft for actuating a processing tool, and an integral handle, the various processing tools being coupled to the body by means of an arm that comprises an implement, such as a grinding, whisking or mixing implement, where the operating control of the appliance (on, off, rotating speed of the implement, etc.) is carried out by means of a sensor system that can detect a characteristic or predetermined movement performed on the appliance and can interpret said movement as an operating instruction, for example, turning the implement on, turning it off, and establishing and controlling the rotating speed thereof, etc.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199760

Magnetic mixing apparatus

A container having a captive rotatable magnet to induce spinning of a separate unattached stirring implement placed in the container. The captive rotatable magnet may be part of an active mixer attached to the container. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199759

Tobacco grinder

A tobacco grinder allowing direct transfer of ground tobacco to a smoking implement to eliminate waste includes an upper cover, a middle cover, and a material receiving base. The upper cover is rotatably positioned at one end of the middle cover the material receiving base is detachably connected to the end of the middle cover. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199758

System, device, and method for baking a food product

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for baking a food product in a portable baking oven. The baking oven includes a main body, lower and upper stones, a heat shield suspending the upper stone above the lower stone, and a heat element emanating heat upward to a rotating flat panel having the lower stone thereon. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199757

Articulable heated cooking surface with fluid management and safety interlocks

A cooking plate having a cooking surface, in one embodiment, two folding legs and a drip tray. The legs include a recess and the tray includes a sloped land. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199756

Pressure oven

The present invention relates to a pressure oven with a pressurized inner container. The pressure oven includes an oven body, the inner container, an oven door and a handle, where the bottom side of the oven door is rotatably connected with the oven body, the handle is provided on top of the oven door, two locking catches are horizontally provided on the front face of the oven body, the corresponding inner surface of the oven door is provided with two locking hooks, and the handle drives the two locking hooks to rotate via a linkage drive device so as to achieve locking or unlocking between the locking hooks and the locking catches. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199755

Drinks preparation machine

A drinks preparation machine for preparing brewed drinks from a portion package with an extraction material includes a water tank, a pump, a water heater and a brewing chamber for receiving the portion package. The pump delivers water from the water tank into the brewing chamber via the water heater. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199754

Automatic beverage machine

Systems, methods, and apparatuses of a beverage making system. A beverage making system that uses frozen or partially frozen pods to create a serving of a beverage. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199753

Milk foaming device and a milk foaming method

Milk frothing apparatus (1) having a container (2) which delimits a supply space (3) for milk (4), and having a frothing element which can be rotated by electric motor with the function of frothing the milk (4) by way of rotation of the frothing element, the supply space being assigned a filling opening (22), wherein the frothing element is configured as a feed rotor (7), with the function of conveying, by way of the rotation of said feed rotor (7), the milk which was frothed by way of rotation of the frothing element (7) to an outlet (10) through a milk froth line (9) of the milk frothing apparatus (1), and wherein the feed rotor (7) is arranged at least in sections, preferably completely, in a frothing chamber (6) which is connected in a fluid-conducting manner to the supply space (3), from which frothing chamber (6) the milk froth line (9) opens, and wherein the feed rotor (7) is assigned at least one airline (15, 15′) for sucking in air by way of the rotation of the feed rotor (7), and wherein the air line (15, 15′) opens into the frothing chamber (16) or the fluid-conducting connection (16) between the supply space (3) and the frothing chamber (6).. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199752

Brewing quality measuring device

A brewing quality measuring device including an electronic scale, a thermometer, a position maintaining device and an operating/control unit is provided. The electronic scale includes a platform used for placing a container having a brew therein. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199751

Multifunctional brewing system for coffee, beer, and other beverages

A brewing device may have several different configurations to make various beverages. Under computer control, the device may be able to sequence various ingredients using direct or recirculating percolation for immediate consumption, such as coffee and tea, or for fermenting for later consumption, such as beer, kombutcha, or other consumable products. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199750

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a beverage

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, are provided. The system can include one or more hopper assemblies configured to provide a controlled dose of beverage material to a brew chamber. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199748

Food cooking appliance utilizing super-heated steam for cooking food

A super steam cup cooking appliance, for cooking various food products, comprises a housing, a steam generator, and an individually-sized serving cup removably attached from the appliance housing. The steam generated by the steam generator flows into a steam manifold, a steam delivery conduit, and a steam discharge pipe. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199747

Support bracket for rod assembly

There is provided a bracket and rod assembly system having improved strength and configured to allow complete access of a drapery supported by the rod assembly to an entire length of the rod assembly without interference from the bracket.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199746

Christmas ornament structure

A christmas ornament structure comprises a glass ball and a ceramic cap, wherein the glass ball is a hollow object, and a blow orifice part upwardly extends from an end of the surface and includes a hole; in addition, the ceramic cap is a modeled body, a circle ring is connected on the top of the modeled body, a hollow structure is inwardly formed by a connection inner wall on the interior surface of the ceramic cap, and such a hollow structure is connected in communication with the interior of the glass ball; moreover, the bottom of the ceramic cap includes an opening which allows the blow orifice part of the glass ball to enter such that the perimeter of the opening forms an arc-shaped face closely fitting to the surface of the glass ball in order to be fixedly bonded to the glass ball thus resulting in an in-out thoroughly connected christmas ornament model of integral formation.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199745

Parcel receiving apparatus, collapsible bin and associated methods

Embodiments of the present invention are related to a parcel bin for a parcel receiving apparatus that includes a receiving plate, a rotatable delivery plate, and a pair of parcel bin sides. The parcel bin sides include a pair of receiving plate sides and a pair of delivery plate sides. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199744

Device for taking a glove on and off, and a glove

A device for aiding in taking on and off a glove of an elastic material from a hand of a user. The opening of the glove is reinforced by a flexible collar. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199743

Tray table trays

Trays for tray tables that prevent liquid spilled on a top surface of the trays from spreading over edges of the trays. A casing having a top surface with at least one aperture through the top surface, a receptacle within the casing positioned below the aperture in the top surface configured to receive an absorbent pad that can be removably positioned in the receptacle below the aperture to be in communication with the top surface of the tray. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199742

Ballasted, neutrally bouyant floating beverage-container holder which provides floatation, insulation and stability to a beverage container in water

A floatable device capable of supporting a beverage container in an upright position near a person who is floating in the water or engaged in other water activities. The center of gravity of the beverage-container holder remains relatively the same regardless of the weight of the drink, and to have the entire unit remain upright in turbulent water. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199741

Straw topper and method

A straw topper having a straw topper assembly including a cylindrical body having an open proximate end and a closed distal end. The cylindrical body is configured to be placed over a suction end of a drinking straw. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199740

Self-feeding apparatus

An apparatus allowing an individual to feed himself or herself without the use of their hands and without requiring assistance. An eating utensil is held by a utensil holder mounted on the top of a rotating shaft. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199739

Single-use wine glass

Wine glasses and wine glass assemblies with improved durability. In some examples, wine glasses/assemblies include a vessel, a stem, and a base that can be assembled together. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199738

Pillow with multi-layer sleep surfaces and multi-chamber inner body core

A pillow comprised of an outer shell 10 having an upper 3 and a lower 4 surface, each surface including a sleep surface 1; and an inner body core 20 having three chambers 9, 11, 12 made of four fabric layers 13, 14; wherein the inner body core 20 is enclosed inside the outer shell 10 to provide a pillow that is comfortable and healthy.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199737

Articulating vanity mirror assembly

A first center mirror and a second mirror are each suspended from a main bracket. The second mirror is pivotally connected to a bar which pivotally attaches to the main bracket and also to the second mirror. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199736

System for retaining an image within a frame

A spline installation device for use with a spline/rail type frame to assemble the splines to the rails. The device including a base that defines a platform for receiving a frame subassembly; and a plurality of linkages that are disposed about the platform and coupled to the base. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199735

Zoning tool

An example zoning tool for arranging physical objects on a shelf is provided. The zoning tool includes a bridging member, a first guiding wall, a second guiding wall, and a flexible elongate member. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199734

Display rack system

The disclosure provides for a display rack system. The display rack system includes a support mechanism having first and second ends. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199733

Low product indicator for self facing merchandiser and related methods

A low product indicator comprising an upright portion capable of being attached to a pusher or paddle on a conventional merchandiser and having indicia relating to at least one of: a store the conventional merchandiser is displayed in; a product the merchandiser is intended to be stocked with; a product category encompassing the general type of product the merchandiser is intended to be stocked with; and/or advertising. In one form, a product display merchandiser is disclosed comprising a tray, a spring biased pusher slidable within the tray, and a visual indicator comprising at least one light activated by a switch, the switch configured to be actuated when the pusher is within a predetermined portion of the tray.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199732

Adjustable apparatus for product display

An example adjustable product display apparatus is provided that includes a body configured to be mounted to a shelf. The body includes a proximal end, a distal end, a bottom surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a top surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end at an angle relative to the bottom surface. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199731

Mattress with embedded head support for infants

A mattress for supporting a head and body of a patient is disclosed. The mattress includes an integrated deformable head support that can be molded into a desired shape to support the head of the infant. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199730

Baby carrier

A baby carrier is provided which has a front portion (101), a stomach portion, two shoulder straps (103a, 103b), each having a first and a second end portion, and a waist strap (102). The first end portion of each shoulder strap (103a, 103b) is fixedly attached to the stomach portion and the second end portion is attached to the front portion (101). ...

07/19/18 / #20180199729

Automatically adjusting comfort system

An automatically adjusting comfort method includes measuring pressure applied by a user via a pressure-sensor array, determining a pressure profile based on measurements from the pressure-sensor array, comparing the pressure profile to a first limit, determining a cumulative pressure profile over a predetermined duration, comparing the cumulative pressure profile to a second limit, and adjusting one or more of a plurality of adjusting mechanisms configured to alter the pressure profile for increased comfort of the user when the pressure profile exceeds the first limit or the second limit. An automatically adjusting comfort system includes a pressure-sensor array communicatively coupled to a controller for determining a cumulative pressure profile over time, and a plurality of adjusting mechanisms configured to alter the pressure profile to increase a user's comfort, wherein the controller automatically adjusts one or more of the plurality of adjusting mechanisms based on the cumulative pressure profile.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199728

Furniture construction with elastic or spring modules

Furniture is assembled from elastic modules enabling rapid and convenient assembly and disassembly. The elastic module has a spring, an outer covering layer, and an end member attached to an end face of the outer covering layer. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199727

Pocketed spring comfort layer

A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has slow-acting pockets characterized by the individual springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with either semi-impermeable or impermeable fabric. Each seam joining opposed plies of fabric around each of the coil springs of the comfort layer may be segmented, allowing air to flow between the segments, thereby increasing the luxury “feel” of the comfort layer. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199726

Improvements in and relating to beds

The present invention relates to beds having a support surface defined by a plurality of support members (104, 204, 240). According to some aspects the support members are sprung (104, 204) and the bed includes a damping system (106, 206), for example a damping arm (124), for damping vibrations of the springs (118, 218). ...

07/19/18 / #20180199725

Bedsheet securing device

A bed securing device that includes: a horizontal member; a first vertical member extending from an end of the horizontal member; a second vertical member attached to the first vertical member with a hinge; and a hinge point, where the hinge point is adapted to receive a bed sheet. The bed securing device may further include an opening between the first vertical member and second vertical member.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199724

Portable tablet, smartphone, laptop, notebook, and peripheral device stand

A portable tablet, smartphone, laptop, peripheral device, and other objects stand that comprises a mounting apparatus, a tray, a base attachment, and a seat. A user's bodyweight is used to stabilize the seat and the stand is coupled to the seat to stabilize the stand and its comprising entities. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199723

Lighted cup holder for seating arrangements

A method and apparatus include attaching a lighted cup holder to a seating arrangement. The lighted cup holder includes a cup holder body and a light-producing light source, with the cup holder body being attached to the seating arrangement and having a cup receptacle therein, the light-producing source being disposed within the cup receptacle for illuminating the receptacle. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199722

Reversible headrest tilt, lumbar mechanism

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

07/19/18 / #20180199721

Chair with pivot function and method of making

Some embodiments relate to a chair including a base, a hub, and a seat frame. The hub is supported by the base and includes first and second side mounts and first and second covers. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199720

Seat cushion

A seat cushion according to the present invention is configured as a fluid or gas containing bag. When weight of buttocks are transferred back and forth in left, right, front, rear directions, the fluid or gas contained therein will be transferred back and forth. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199719

Pivot seat with a non-rolling weighted base

A seat that can move between an upright position and one or more active positions is provided. The seat can have a base with a non-planar portion to wobble the seat into one or more wobble orientations, thereby permitting controlled pitching of the seat relative to a floor surface. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199718

Folding sofa with wrap-around skirt

A type of folding sofa with a wrap-around skirt, that includes support legs and wherein the main sofa body is made from soft fabric. The main sofa body consists of a one-piece integrated seat, arm rest, and back rest fabric. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199717

Three-axis rotation system and method

A system and method are disclosed that allows a practitioner to rotate a human subject in three different axes of rotation, independently from one another and without limitation on the degree of rotation, which allows for the treatment of various systems of the human subject.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199716

Smart chair

A seating/reclining furniture includes at least one component selected from a seat part, a back part, a headrest, a footrest, and an armrest, an actuator which manipulates the at least one component, and a control device which controls the actuator. The control device includes a command recognition module and a command conversion module. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199715

Adjustable seat and leaning apparatus

An adjustable seating solution that enables users to adjust several seating characteristics is disclosed. In a relatively low sitting position, the disclosed device provides some support if the user leans back, but predominately supports the user's weight and requires the user to engage core muscles to maintain good posture. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199714

Slide rail assembly

A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a third rail. The first rail has a first region and a second region. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199713

Slide rail mechanism and bracket device thereof

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

07/19/18 / #20180199712

Slide rail mechanism and bracket device thereof

A slide rail mechanism includes a supporting frame, a bracket, a fastening member and an elastic member. The bracket and the supporting frame are movable relative to each other. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199711

Extended quarters

In some implementations, a modular furniture cabinet includes a top flooring affixed to static furniture and supported by one or more structures. The top surface of a bottom flooring, backs of the static furniture pieces, and a bottom surface of the top flooring define a storage space, and the dynamic furniture pieces substantially reside in the storage space when the modular furniture cabinet is in a closed configuration.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199710

Closet partition system and method of assembly

A closet partition system for mounting on a wall includes first and second vertical partitions with a back panel extending therebetween to define a storage area a bracket is mounted to the first vertical partition to support the back panel relative to the first vertical partition. The bracket includes a seat adapted to receive the rear edge of the first vertical partition and a support leg extending orthogonal to the seat to support the back panel relative to the rear edge of the first vertical partition. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199709

Adjustable rotary shelf assembly and method of use

A rotary shelf assembly for a blind corner cabinet is provided. The apparatus is easily reconfigured to accommodate left and right-hand configurations and does not contact the partitions of the cabinet during stowage or deployment. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199708

Furniture unit

A furniture unit includes at least one shelf. The shelf includes a substrate having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, a proximal peripheral surface, a distal peripheral surface, a first seam, and a second seam. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199707

Construction system and method and related articles

A furniture unit includes at least one substrate having an upper surface, a lower surface, a proximal peripheral surface, a distal peripheral surface, a first seam, and a second seam. The lower surface is opposite the upper surface. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199706

Composite table top

A composite table top including a top plate having an outer and an inner surface, a bottom plate comprising a plurality of projections, each of the plurality of projections having a top defining a top surface. The composite table top has at least a pair of reinforcement inserts disposed at two opposite edges of the bottom plate. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199705

Desk with stability feature

A desk includes a desktop at a top end; a leg including an attachment portion and a foot portion, the attachment portion of the leg secured to the desktop and extending away from the desktop, the foot portion of the leg defining a bottom end of the desk; and a gas spring connecting the leg to the desktop.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199704

Vertically adjustable desk with stability feature

A desk includes a desktop at a top end; a leg including an attachment portion and a foot portion, the attachment portion of the leg secured to the desktop and extending away from the desktop, the foot portion of the leg defining a bottom end of the desk; and a gas spring connecting the leg to the desktop.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199703

Method and device for producing a brush

According to a method or an apparatus for fastening bristles in a bristle carrier (10) without using an anchor a heating (39) is provided in a tool part configured to transport the bristles. After inserting the bristles into anchoring openings (12) in the bristle carrier (10), the anchoring openings are closed by applying pressure.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199702

Method and device for producing a brush

According to a method or an apparatus for fastening bristles in a bristle carrier (10) without using an anchor a heating (39) is provided in a tool part configured to transport the bristles. After inserting the bristles into anchoring openings (12) in the bristle carrier (10), the anchoring openings are closed by applying pressure.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199701

Cosmetic brush head including anti-aging ingredients

The present disclosure provides an applicator for applying cosmetics, the applicator having anti-aging ingredients infused therein. The applicator includes a tuft of anti-aging filaments including at least one anti-aging material and synthetic grain. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199700

Systems, devices, and method for making a cosmetic applicator

The present disclosure provides a method of making a cosmetic brush head, having anti-aging ingredients infused therein. The method includes the steps of mixing anti-aging ingredients and synthetic grain, melting the mixture, extruding the mixture to form threads, stretching the threads to a desired thickness, shaping the threads, collecting the threads into a bundle, cutting the bundle, hanging the bundle, combing the bundle, wrapping the bundle, cutting the bundle into shorter bundles, soaking the bundles in a solution to form tapered tips on the threads, soaking the bundles in an anti-aging solution, unbundling the short bundles and randomizing the threads, sorting the threads, and recollecting and wrapping the threads into a brush size bundle. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199699

Glove and hairbrush combination

A combination hairstyling product includes a glove, a brush element, and at least one styling element. The glove has separate thumb and forefinger portions and a combined portion for receiving the middle, ring, and pinky fingers. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199698

Swivel-lock quick release

A swivel-lock quick release is described. Embodiments of the swivel-lock quick release can include, but is not limited to, a male member adapted to mate with a female member wherein the male member can be disengaged by lifting and then rotating the male member while continuously lifting the male member. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199697

Hair vacuum system

A hair vacuum system including a hair suction assembly having a container having a hair-intake-opening, a housing with an inner volume for storing hair, a hair-removal-opening, and at least one vent, a suction unit for vacuum suctioning excess hair during hair styling, a sensor for sensing hand movement to activate the suction unit, and a power source. Hair vacuum system provides salons and hair stylists with a vacuum device that eliminates excess wet, dry, cut, and/or dead strands of hair from the front and back of a hand of a stylist, eliminating the need to stop working on a client's hair in order to remove tangles around the hand and fingers of the stylist.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199696

Beauty product displays

Devices and methods for displaying beauty and other visual products are disclosed. A display system can comprise a frame and a sample portion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199695

Mirror for applying eye cosmetics

A magnifying cosmetic mirror may provide a three-point reflection path that may be utilized to apply cosmetics around the eye of a user. The cosmetic mirror may be constructed to have a base mirror and side mirrors extending at angles from opposite sides of the base mirror. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199694

Disposable single use applicator assembly with a chemical composition

The applicator assembly delivers a cosmetic, health, or hygiene chemical composition in an active state to the user for a disposable single use. The applicator assembly includes a wrapper, and an insert. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199693

One-touch compact case having refillable structure

The present invention relates to a compact case including an upper cover unit and a lower body for hermetically accommodating various types of cosmetics in which the upper cover unit and the lower body are combined by a pin. The lower body and the upper cover unit are separably combined by a pin for refilling, the lower body is hermetically sealed with a cut plate that can be cut at the top and with a bottom plate at the bottom after a cosmetic is put into the lower body, and the cut plate is cut and opened for use in a single motion by pulling a ring. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199692

Lip balm tube system

A lip balm tube system including a container having a housing including an open top end, an inner-volume which contains a semi-soft cosmetic product such as lip balm, a content-level-indicator, and a lid, and a dispensing mechanism. The dispensing mechanism dispenses contents within the inner-volume. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199691

Applicator

An applicator includes an approximately cylindrical-shaped body, a core-like application member, a storage for a liquid applying material, a liquid applying material absorbing body that adjusts an amount of impregnation, and a plug that causes a rear end side of the application member to be inserted through an insertion hole to hold the application member. The plug exposes the rear end side to a side of the storage. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199690

Coupled cylindrical makeup storage apparatus

A storage apparatus featuring a first tower for storing makeup in storage shelves, with the storage shelves configured to rotate around a second tower featuring a cavity for storing makeup tools and an elevator platform to facilitate access to those makeup tools.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199689

Adjustable nail clipper

An adjustable nail clipper supports a foot of a user to clip toe nails of the user. The adjustable nail clipper comprises a support leg assembly, a hollow shaft, a handle, a clipper head with cutting blades, and a foot rest. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199688

Reusable brush cleaning accessory and method of use

A brush accessory for fitting over the bristles and head of a brush, such as a hairbrush used for pets or humans. The accessory generally includes a stretchable band surrounding a stretchable mesh web which fits between the bristles of the brush. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199687

Hair retaining device and method of using same

A hair retaining device (1) includes a resiliently deformable closed loop (2) extending a predetermined length between opposing end members (3,4) and extending a predetermined width between opposing side members (5,6). Device (1) has a resiliently deformable end retaining member (7) being closely adjacent to or contiguous with each opposing end member (3,4) where each resilient end retaining member (7) is substantially parallel to each respective opposing end member (3,4). ...

07/19/18 / #20180199686

Protective cover assembly and accessory unit attachment member for handheld device

A protective cover assembly includes a protective cover having a cover plate body with opposite inner and outer cover plate surfaces, and a through hole extending through the inner and outer cover plate surfaces and defined by a hole-defining wall having a stepped surface. An attachment member is removably embedded in the through hole, and includes a base plate, an outer flange extending outwardly from and surrounding the base plate, a main hole extending through the base plate, and an annular protrusion protruding from an inner peripheral edge of the main hole and extending out of the through hole. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199685

Ring storage container

A storage container for securely holding one or more rings is provided. The storage container includes a base with a base coupling feature that can be coupled to a lid coupling feature of a lid. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199684

Interchangeable luggage perimeter

Interchangeable luggage perimeters are disclosed. Example interchangeable luggage perimeters may comprise an interchangeable base element adapted to securely and releasably couple with exchangeable components such as exchangeable foot pads, exchangeable wheels, or exchangeable handles. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199683

Shading system including voice recognition or artificial intelligent capabilities

An intelligent umbrella system, comprises one or more shading elements; a support assembly, coupled to the one or more shading elements, to provide support for the one or more shading elements; and a base assembly, coupled to the support assembly, to provide contact with a surface. The intelligent umbrella also includes one or more microphones to capture spoken or audio commands; one or more processors; one or more memory modules; and one or more wireless communication transceivers. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199682

Umbrella accessory

Systems and devices for rain equipment. A device removably attachable to a top of an umbrella is provided. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199681

Compression molded silicone ring

A method of manufacturing a silicone ring consisting of two outer-band halves formed by compression silicone-molding in a first mold and an inner-band formed by placing half of the outer-bands of the ring in a second mold, placing a spacer-insert mold over the second mold, inserting a silicone rubber in the cavities of a spacer-insert mold, inserting the remaining outer-band halves into a fourth mold, inserting the three molds into a compression chamber to vulcanize the outer-band halves and the inner-band together, wherein the first and second outer-bands form a complete ring, and a symmetrical inner-band is formed in between the first and second outer-band halves.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199680

Interchangeable jewelry system

An interchangeable jewelry system is provided. An article of jewelry such as a bracelet, earring, ring, anklet, toe ring or necklace, among others, may each comprise at least one end terminating in a threaded post configured to securely, yet removably, receive a bauble or charm by way of a threaded female portion integrated thereon. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199679

Fastener system for fabrics

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems, apparatuses, and methods for removably fastening a decoration to a garment (e.g., a scarf or hat) or other decorative material, such that the decoration is secured in a desired orientation. In one implementation, a decorative fastener includes a decoration and a receiver. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199678

Zipper head assembly structure and elastic member thereof

The prevent disclosure provides a zipper head assembly structure and an elastic member thereof the zipper head assembly structure includes a sliding assembly and a pulling member. The sliding assembly has a base portion, a seat portion, an elastic member and a retaining member. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199677

Snap and lock

This invention relates to a button containing two pieces that snap together to fasten multiple articles of clothing. The top piece is made up of three parts: a detachable ridged color-coded cover that is used as both a pressure point to secure the invention, and a grip to rotate the invention in and out of the locked position, a male fastener that attaches the rigged cover to the plate with hinges that functions as the bottom of the top piece of the snap and lock. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199676

Fastening element and system with a fastening element

A fastening element comprises a housing having a top side and a bottom side and partially defines a recess extending along a longitudinal axis and adapted to receive the shaft of a stud, and a slit extending radially from the recess. The fastening element further comprising a spring ring seated in the slit and protruding radially into the recess. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199675

Article of footwear with a segmented plate

An article of footwear is disclosed. The article of footwear may generally include a sole comprising a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate is spaced from the second plate. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199674

Foot presence signal processing using velocity

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive sensor, and the sensor is configured to sense changes in a foot proximity to the sensor in footwear. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199673

Automated footwear platform having upper elastic tensioner

A footwear assembly can comprise, an upper, a lace cable, a plurality of lace guides and a tensioner. The tensioner can comprise an elastic member extending between two lace guides of the plurality of lace guides, an elastic member extending between first and second portions of the upper, an elastic member extending between a portion of the upper and a lace guide of the plurality of lace guides, a heel channel connected to a heel portion of the upper and configured to facilitate access to an interior space, an elastic member coupled to the footwear assembly that functions to smooth out a torque versus lace displacement curve during tightening of the lace cable.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199672

Reel based closure system

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

07/19/18 / #20180199671

Automated footwear platform having lace cable tensioner

A footwear assembly can comprise, an upper, a lace cable, a plurality of lace guides and a tensioner. The tensioner can comprise a tensioning member secured to a side of the upper proximate a toe box and the lace cable, and a floating overlay attached to a side of the upper proximate a toe box and the lace cable. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199670

Removable shoe lace replacement overlay and method of using same

A shoe lace replacement overlay system, including a shoe, wherein the shoe includes a shoe base, a shoe lace region located adjacent to the shoe base, a notch area/tongue opening located adjacent to the shoe lace region such that the notch area/tongue opening includes an elastic member/shoe tightener for retaining the shoe on a foot of a wearer, and a plurality of a first shoe replacement overlay attachments located in a periphery around the shoe lace region; and a shoe lace replacement overlay having a top side and a bottom, wherein the top side of the shoe lace replacement overlay includes a shoe lace replacement overlay base having a first edge and a second edge, a plurality of eyelet strips located along the first and second edges, a plurality of eyelets located along a length of each of the plurality of eyelet strips, and wherein the bottom side of the shoe lace replacement overlay includes a plurality of a second shoe replacement overlay attachments such that the first shoe replacement overlay attachments and the second shoe replacement overlay attachments interact with each other in order to retain the shoe lace replacement overlay on the shoe lace region.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199669

Shoe automatic inflatable cushion system

A shoe automatic inflatable cushion system is applied to a shoe which includes a shoe body and a bottom part connected therewith. When a weight sensor disposed on the bottom part detects a load, a control module receives an enabling signal and accordingly drives an air pump to operate, so that an inflatable cushion disposed in the shoe body is inflated and expanded. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199668

Knitted fabric and knitted fabric joining method

Provided is a knitted fabric in which a first knitted fabric portion and a second knitted fabric portion that overlap each other in the thickness direction are joined to each other so as to be easily rotated about a joint position of the two knitted fabric portions, which serves as a rotation axis. The knitted fabric includes: a passage location (7) at which stitches (4a to 4d) of the n-th knitting course (4a) of the second knitted fabric portion (4) are passed through gaps between stitches in the first knitted fabric portion (2) from one surface side to the other surface side, so that the up and down positions in the thickness direction of the first knitted fabric portion (2) and the second knitted fabric portion (4) are reversed with respect to each other. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199667

Sole structure which has distinguished three-dimensional patterns

A sole structure contains: a body and at least one external layer. The body is formed in a foam molding manner and corresponds to human foot, and the body includes multiple three-dimensional ribs and at least one three-dimensional pattern portion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199666

Shoe having shoe sole with divided forefoot portion

A main sole includes a toe-side first portion, a second portion arranged posterior to the first portion, and a third portion on a rear end side; and a first divide portion is defined by a first inclined surface extending in an upper-front diagonal direction at a rear surface of the first portion and a second inclined surface extending in an upper front diagonal direction at a front surface of the second portion.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199665

Footwear including lightweight sole structure providing enhanced comfort, flexibility and performance features

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a midsole structure including a plurality of members arranged in layers within the midsole structure and an outsole structure. The plurality of members includes a first cushion member including a first compressible material, a second cushion member including a second compressible material that connects with the outsole structure, and a plate disposed between the first and second cushion members, where the plate is configured to bend at one or more specific locations along a length of the plate. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199664

Method for manufacturing shoes

Unlike the conventional method for manufacturing shoes, the present invention enables to skip the steps of washing and using an additional primer for midsole to reduce the process, enhance the adhesion and increase productivity.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199663

Color matched fashionable shoe insert for open shoes device and method

An orthotic insole device includes a first surface and a second surface. The orthotic insole device is useful for adhering to a shoe sandal to correct the shape of the foot of a user and may provide eased walking movement, and alternately reduce foot pain.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199662

Suction-preventing footwear and method

A suction-preventing footwear includes a boot, a first-vent, a second-vent, a third-vent, a manifold, and a one-way valve. The boot may include a sole having a heel and toe, as well as an upper extending above the sole for covering a user's foot having a vamp, a boot shaft, and a cuff. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199661

Method for manufacturing a massaging shoe

A method for manufacturing a massaging shoe comprises: during the manufacture, preparing a shoe sole (10) firstly, wherein the shoe sole (10) includes a shoe sole body (11) having a containing cavity and a top board (12) arranged on the shoe sole body (11), and a controlling element assembly (60) is arranged in the containing cavity; preparing a shoe vamp (20), wherein an inner side of the shoe vamp (20) is provided with an interlayer; preparing a first massaging air bag (30), a second massaging air bag (40), and a third massaging air bag (50); securing the shoe vamp (20) onto the shoe sole (10) to form a sole body, arranging the second massaging air bag (40) on the top board (12) in the shoe body, arranging the first massaging air bag (30) and the third massaging air bag (50) in the interlayer of the shoe vamp (20), and communicating the three massaging air bags with the controlling element assembly (60). In the method of the present invention, when assembly the shoe vamp (20) and the shoe sole (10), since there is no massaging air bag in the shoe vamp (20), the assembly between the shoe vamp (20) and the shoe sole (10) is more convenient and easier, such that the manufacturing process of the massaging shoe is simplified, and the massaging air bag is prevented from being damaged, thereby improving the yield rate; moreover, both assembly and disassembly of the massaging air bag are convenient, and it is also convenient to clean and repair the massaging shoe.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199660

Article of footwear for soccer

An article of footwear has a sole including a toe portion and a heel portion, a toe bumper disposed on the toe portion, the toe bumper being configured to contact a ball, and a heel bumper disposed on the heel portion, the heel bumper being configured to contact the ball, wherein at least one of the toe bumper and the heel bumper has an asymmetric shape.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199659

Length-adjustable shoe

A length-adjustable shoe, of which a length between a front end and a rear end thereof is adjustable, includes an outsole, an upper, a stretch fabric, and a control device. The upper includes a body portion and a heel portion which are mutually separated, wherein the body portion is directly attached on the outsole, and the stretch fabric connects a bottom edge of the heel portion and the outsole. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199658

Watersport sandals

A watersports sandal is disclosed. The sandal has a flexible sole that underlies and protects a user's foot in a walking configuration. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199657

Footwear, sound output system, and sound output method

Footwear includes a sensor portion that detects motion of the footwear, a transmission portion that transmits sensor data detected by the sensor portion to an external apparatus, a reception portion that receives an output control signal based on sound data and the sensor data from the external apparatus, and an output portion that performs output based on the output control signal.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199656

Device for avoiding excessive burdens on the human foot while walking and operating method therefor

A device for avoiding excessive loads on the human foot when walking comprises a shoe insole having at least one force sensor for generating a measurement signal indicating loads and/or partial loads on the foot; an analyzing unit electrically connected to the at least one force sensor for analyzing the measurement signal of the at least one force sensor; an electric power source to provide electric power to the analyzing unit; and a feedback control signal generator which generates a feedback control signal on the basis of the analysis of the analyzing unit for monitoring loads and/or partial loads on the foot, e.g., by means of an actuator, wherein the sensitive components are disposed in a housing to protect them, in particular from water and/or pressure loads. Furthermore, a method for operating the device is provided.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199655

Composite upper for shoe with selectively disposed bonding agent

Footwear fabrication methods are disclosed, having reduced material consumption and/or waste requirements, compared to conventional methods, as well as the footwear articles made by such methods. The fabrication methods and articles are characterized by the selective use of a bonding agent, in the form of a powder or tackified (e.g., preheated) powder, to bond various material panels, such substrate, mesh, and/or skin panels in the formation of a composite panel (e.g., a bonded mesh composite panel), which may in turn be used to provide a footwear upper and ultimately an article of footwear. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199654

Flex spring helmet

A helmet can include a helmet body formed of a foam energy-absorbing material in which the helmet body includes inner and outer opposing surfaces. A plurality of lower slots can be formed completely through the helmet body and can be open at a lower edge of the helmet body. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199653

Lightweight protective headgear

A light weight protective head gear has a crown covering fabric layer configured to cover an upper portion of the wearer's head. A plurality of spaced apart pads are disposed in a spaced apart relation over the crown portion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199652

Wireform attachment mechanism

A wireform attachment mechanism, or support arm, that can be used to attach an earcup to a helmet. The outer end of the support arm can be opened to release the earcup, or closed to clamp onto the earcup.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199651

Article of apparel including fabric having auxetic structure

An article of apparel has at least one panel including a first material having a first modulus of elasticity and a second material having a second modulus of elasticity, the first modulus of elasticity being greater than the second modulus of elasticity. An auxetic structure is provided by the first material on the panel, the auxetic structure comprising a pattern of reentrant shapes. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199650

Golf hat having adjustable visor

The present invention relates to a golf hat having an adjustable visor and, more specifically, to a golf hat having an adjustable visor, comprising: a cap (c) worn on a head; a fixed visor (10) extending forward from the cap (c); an adjustable visor (20) which slides toward one side to block sunlight; and a visor cover (30) for supporting the adjustable visor (20), wherein each of both side portions of the bottom of the fixed visor (10) has an iron piece (12′) so that sunlight containing a strong ultraviolet ray can be blocked from the side as well as from the front at the time of playing golf in an outdoor field, and a marker or a golf tee including a magnet contacts and is fixed to the iron piece by magnetic force.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199649

Knotting system, knotting method, and method for producing wig using same

The present invention relates to a knotting system and comprises one or more hair knotting apparatuses, installed along the feed direction of the thread, for knotting hair on a thread. The hair knotting apparatus comprises: an insertion groove into which one or more strands of hair are inserted; a hair insertion member having a pull-out hole on the bottom surface of the insertion groove; a hair pull-out member for taking hold and pulling out the hair, which has been inserted in the insertion groove, through the pull-out hole so as to be positioned past the thread from below, and forming a knotting hole as the thread and hair connect; a hair knotting member penetrating the knotting hole from bottom to top to be positioned above the thread; and a hair winding member for taking hold of both ends of the hair pulled out from the hair insertion member, and winding both ends of the hair while rotating around the hair knotting member past the thread from above, wherein the hair knotting member knots the hair on the thread by pulling both ends of the wound hair downward through the knotting hole.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199648

Apparatus and methods for a hat with sun protection

Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method of use for a hat or head covering. More specifically, the present invention generally relates to an apparatus and method of use for a hat or head covering, which utilizes a material that reflects radiant heat to offer sun protection to a wearer of the apparatus. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199647

Convertible garment with integral carrying strap

An outergarment has a shoulder strap attached to an upper portion thereof.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199646

Pocket system for waders

A wader with pocket system includes a large center pocket has a hard outer cover and will hold a variety of accessories including fly dressing, fly holder, clippers, leaders, and leader wheels. The top of the hard cover opens and folds down to make a platform where a fisherman can choose what he needs and have an organized working area that will support his needed products without them falling in the water. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199645

Pocket for automatic retrieval of personal items

A pocket for a garment comprising a compartment having a top opening, two opposing sidewalls, and a bottom wall; a cradle having a support portion configured to receive an item; and a retainer having opposing first and second ends attached to corresponding first and second anchor areas on opposite sides of the compartment, the first end being detachable from the first anchor area, and when both opposing ends are attached to their corresponding anchor areas, the retainer spans the top opening so as to retain the item in the compartment; wherein the support portion is movable from a first raised, unbiased position to a second recessed, biased position so that when the item is supported in the cradle in the second position, an ejection force is applied to the item when the first end is detached from the first anchor area, causing the cradle to move toward the first position.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199644

Plastic surgical gloves with reinforced knuckle and palm areas

The present invention provides a reinforced plastic glove having a coating that prevents piercing so that the glove can be used in the medical field, or in the food field. The surgical gloves are typically made of nitrile, latex, or vinyl. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199643

Glove

A glove device configured for one-handed engagement of a plurality of fingers of a user. The glove has a body having a plurality of covering sections extending from a first end to distal ends of the covering sections. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199642

Tig welding finger shield

Provided for herein is a tig welding finger shield for a tig welding glove, comprising (1) a sheet of flexible woven fiberglass material having a first end formed into a pocket to enclose a finger of a tig welding glove, the sheet having a second end constructed to extend along a side of the tig welding glove with flame resistant tabs attached to each edge of the second end; and (2) an elastic strap attached to and extending between the flame resistant tabs, the elastic strap and flame resistant tabs configured to wrap around the tig welding glove to secure the tig welding finger shield over the finger of the tig welding glove.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199641

Tactical garments or personal items with one or more integrated utility wires

An article of clothing with a storage compartment and a utility wire disposed within the storage compartment.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199640

Outerwear garment

An outerwear garment includes a torso body having an inner surface and an outer surface. The torso body defines a pass-through opening extending through the inner surface and outer surface and a pocket opening extending at least through the outer surface. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199639

Determining conditions of personal protection articles against at least one criterion

The present disclosure is particularly adapted for determining whether the condition of personal protection equipment ppe articles satisfies at least one criterion. A method and system provide at least one predetermined criterion that governs use of the ppe article in a working environment; a ppe article is configured with a smart tag, and a sensing device is provided that is configured to sense data in a working environment related to the predetermined criterion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199638

Child's garment

A garment suitable for use in conjunction with a seat belt to enhance the safe use of the seat belt, the garment comprising a front section and a rear section, the front and rear sections being joined together to produce a tube, the front and rear sections combining at one end of the tube to form a neck portion to be located around the neck and shoulders of a child while in use, the front section including one or more channels extending lengthwise down the front section, the channels comprising thinner material than the remainder of the garment and suitable to house or accommodate a strap or a seat belt.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199637

Swim training three dimensional swim costume and system with integrated floaty device

A swim training three-dimensional swim costume and system with integrated flotation device and integrated floatation device styled as a wearable three-dimensional costume with at least one integrated floatation component, and the floatation component is hidden and/or camouflaged so as to give the appearance of being only a costume styled in such a design as to be conducive to being worn by a child and to help in aiding the process of learning to swim.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199636

Simulated suit jacket and attire

A garment is provided which boasts the ability to simulate an authentic suit jacket, dress shirt, and/or tie for purposes of providing a professional appearance during a video conference call. The garment is configured to open from the back which is easily slipped on and securely attaches to the user's torso.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199635

Flexible fabric ribbon connectors for garments with sensors and electronics

Elastic electrical connectors that may be incorporated into a garment to connect multiple electrical components in the garment. These electrical connectors are typically long strips of fabric substrate to which wires are attached along a length of one side in a sinusoidal or zig-zag pattern. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199634

Garment with back stays for enhanced fit

A shapewear or activewear garment that includes stays carried by the back fabric panel of the garment. In this regard, the stays act as anchors to keep the garment in place. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199633

Waistband with support panel

Aspects herein relate to a waistband construct designed to provide support to a torso area of a wearer and more specifically, a mid to lower torso area of a human wearer, (i.e. A pelvic area of a wearer.) the waistband construct in accordance herein may have a multiple modulus of elasticity construction with at least one variation in modulus of elasticity along a circumference of the waistband construct. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199632

Cartomizer flavor enhancement

An electronic cigarette (“e-cig”) may include flavor enhancements to improve or add to the flavor of an e-cig. The e-cig cartomizer may include a flavor sticker, shell, booster, or mouthpiece that provides additional flavor to the user. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199631

Atomizer for electronic cigarette

An atomizer for an electronic cigarette is disclosed, including: a housing unit defining therein a tobacco liquid chamber configured for storing a tobacco liquid; a first casing body defining thereon a first liquid guide hole configured for allowing the tobacco liquid to pass through; an atomization device; a control valve configured for closing or opening the first liquid guide hole to control the tobacco liquid to enter the atomization device; and a base assembly detachably connected to the housing unit and supporting the atomization device and configured to be in linkage with the control valve. The base assembly can drive the control valve to close the first liquid guide hole while the base assembly is detached from the housing unit. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199630

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette which avoids waste of smoke and the loss of any unnecessary heating energy includes an atomizer, a controller, a sensor, and a prompting device. The atomizer includes an atomizing assembly and a coupled cigarette holder assembly. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199629

Solid core electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprises a battery portion that includes a battery which is operable to provide power to a heating element of the electronic cigarette, and a cartomizer coupled with the battery portion. The cartomizer comprises a solid core, and the heating element which vaporizes a portion of a liquefied portion of the solid core to form an aerosol mist that acts as a smoke replacement.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199628

Liquid containers for electronic smoking device

An electronic smoking device includes a liquid supply (34) and an atomizer in a housing. The liquid supply (34) includes at least two container members (34a, 34b) attachable to one another through a connection mechanism to form a liquid supply main body. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199627

Wickless vaporizing devices and methods

Deformable valves and atomizer designs for a vaporizer (e.g., electronic cigarette). The vaporizer may be used for vaporization of liquid and/or organic material. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199626

Glass water pipe smoking apparatus with protective shell and grip

A glass liquid pipe smoking apparatus having a protective shell and grip to be carried by the grip applied to the vessel bodies of the apparatus. The protective shell and grip are permanently attached to the pipe smoking apparatus and are intended to absorb shock from collisions with other objects to avoid fracture of the glass apparatus, to provide grip for more secure handling of the apparatus, to adorn the apparatus with a visually pleasing design, and to provide a structure to contain the resulting glass shards in the event of the glass apparatus being shattered. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199625

Pipe lighter and tool

A standard smoking lighter slides into a hole on top of a plastic sheath so that only the top of the lighter is exposed. The bottom of the sheath has a hammer like protrusion at one end to stuff tobacco or other herb into a pipe. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199624

Hookah bowl and capsule

A removable, universal base bowl and stem combination for attaching to a hookah pipe, and a pre-packaged, disposable capsule with the molasses. Included is a container product for use with a hookah pipe, comprising: a base including a base bowl; a stem, the stem being a hollow cylinder having an outer surface and an inner surface, and, a capsule including molasses therein, the capsule shaped to fit within the base bowl. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199623

Smoking apparatus with a pump and a method of using same

A smoking apparatus has a vessel, a smoke generation structure coupled to a lower portion of the vessel for accommodating smoke-generation substance for generating smoke, and for guiding the smoke into the vessel, a smoke guide for discharging the smoke out of the vessel, and a pump for pumping the smoke from the smoking generation structure into the vessel and for pumping the smoke out of the vessel through the smoke guide.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199622

Electronic pipe

An electronic pipe includes a battery, an electronic module, a combustible material reservoir, and a heating element inside the combustible material reservoir. The pipe transmits an electric current from the battery to the heating element and the heating element is design to initiate a combustion reaction in the combustible material reservoir, at least partially combusting the combustible material for inhalation purposes.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199621

Dabbing tool configured for releasable engagement with a heated nail

Described is a dabbing tool for transporting a tobacco or other herbal concentrate to a heated nail of a smoking or vaporizing apparatus. The dabbing tool includes a tip portion configured to transport and apply the concentrate to the heated nail. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199620

Nonlinear flexible magnetic filter element

A magnetizable object within a smoking article or tobacco product that has magnetic properties optimized to enable efficient magnetic retrieval of the smoking article from the environment in a manner that is independent of spatial orientation of the article with respect to the magnetic field.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199619

Fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product

A fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a plurality of polymeric fibers surrounding the smokeless tobacco. The polymeric fibers can have a basis weight of 5 gsm or less and a diameter of less than 100 microns. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199618

Vaporizable tobacco wax compositions and container thereof

The invention relates to tobacco wax compositions suitable for use in a vaporizer. The tobacco wax may comprise additional excipients including vapor agents, penetration agents, buffer agents, and rheological agents. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199617

Tobacco free hookah smoking gel

A tobacco-free absorbent dry gel that delivers flavored smoke and/or nicotine when heated or burned is disclosed. The dry gel formulation includes a binder compound to which flavors and/or nicotine can be added. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199616

Rods for use in smoking articles

A rod for use in a smoking article comprises a gathered sheet of homogenised tobacco material circumscribed by a wrapper. The sheet of homogenised tobacco material may comprises one or more aerosol-formers and have an aerosol former content of greater than 5% on a dry weight basis or of between 5% and 30% by weight on a dry weight basis. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199615

Adjusting and control method for 3d printing precise shape forming of instant recuperation mashed potato

An adjusting and control method for 3d printing precise shape forming of instant recuperation mashed potato relates to the field of new food processing technologies. First, a potato is cleaned, peeled, and sliced to be steamed. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199614

Control method for improving forming and 3d precise printing performance of thawed surimi system

A control method for improving forming and 3d precise printing performance of a thawed surimi system relates to the field of 3d printing food material preparation technologies. In the present invention, steps including thawing, mixing, grinding, performing, printing, setting, and cooking are performed on frozen surimi. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199613

Automated strawberry orienting and capping machine

An automated apparatus for removing the tops (calyx) of strawberries as they move along a conveyor belt having a plurality of concave-shaped slotted rollers which operate to orient the calyx of each strawberry for being cut. Images are captured and processed for locating the calyx of each strawberry and determining an optimal cutting plane. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199612

Plant and a method for extracting puree, or juice from food products of high sizes

A plant (1) for cold extraction of puree, or juice, from a fresh food product of vegetable, or animal origin, includes a treating machine, for example a softening machine (20) downstream of which an extraction machine (30) is provided for extracting juice, or puree, from the food product of vegetable, or animal origin. Upstream of the treating machine (20) a cutting machine is provided (40,40′) in which a cutting means is arranged to cut the starting food product of vegetable origin into parts of predetermined size. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199611

Propionibacterium fruedenreichii as a probiotic for infants

The invention pertains to the benefits of propionibacterium freudenreichii supplementation in infant foods, for example, preterm infant foods such as human donor milk or infant milk formula. Accordingly, the invention provides a method of administering an infant food comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of p. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199610

Vitamin k and capillary function

A new indication of vitamin k is disclosed which results in the provision of methods of treatment, both therapeutic and non-therapeutic, as well as functional foods and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products comprising vitamin k for improving microvascular integrity and capillary structure and function, thus preventing, mitigating, counteracting or curing diseases associated with impaired capillary morphology including the glycocalyx or capillary dysfunction. Preferably, vitamin k is a menaquinone, most preferably selected from the long-chain menaquinones mk-7 through mk-10.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199609

Functional composition for improvement and prevention of estrogen deficiency in menopausal women

The present invention relates to a food composition for improvement and prevention of estrogen deficiency, the composition containing a thistle extract or a thistle and thyme complex extract as an active ingredient. The present invention has advantages of alleviating estrogen deficiency in climacteric women and improving symptoms caused by estrogen deficiency, such as facial flushing, sweating, fatigue, anxiety, depression, memory impairment, insomnia, increased blood cholesterol, weight gain, and reduced bone density.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199608

Dietary supplement for gastrointestinal inflammation and method for making the same

A dietary supplement for improving gastrointestinal functionality includes: an edible supplement comprising at least 10 mg/ml of alcohol soluble components of an animal broth. A method for preparing a dietary supplement for improving gastrointestinal functionality includes the steps of: transforming an animal broth into an active agent by adding a transforming vehicle to the animal broth, wherein the transforming vehicle is an alcohol; isolating the active agent by removing precipitates; removing the transforming vehicle from the active agent; and forming the dietary supplement, wherein the dietary supplement includes the active agent.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199607

Granular material and method for producing same, and food, forage and edible meat product employing same

A method for producing a granular material, comprising treating unprocessed starch(es) with acid treatment, oxidation treatment and/or enzymatic treatment to obtain partially degraded starch(es), the unprocessed starch including 5% by weight or more of amylose relative to the unprocessed starch; obtaining a raw material comprising 45% by weight or more of a starch relative to a total amount of the granular material, the starch comprising 7% by weight or more of the partially degraded starches relative to the total amount of the granular material; and granulating the raw material by heating and compressing with an extruder, wherein a water absorption rate is 250-700% by weight, a compressive syneresis rate is 7% by weight or more, and a content of particles over a sieve of 0.5 mm aperture in the granular material is 40-100% by weight.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199606

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180199605

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180199604

Savoury concentrate comprising inorganic salt, fat and polysaccharide gums

The invention relates to a savoury concentrate containing: a) 22-85 wt. % inorganic salt; b) 2-60 wt. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199603

Savoury concentrate comprising inorganic salt, fat and anionic polysaccharide

The invention relates to a savoury concentrate containing: a) 22-85 wt. % inorganic salt; b) 2-60 wt. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199602

Savoury concentrate comprising inorganic salt, fat and carboxymethyl cellulose

The in invention relates to a savoury concentrate containing: a) 22-85 wt. % inorganic salt; b) 2-60 wt. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199601

Savoury concentrate comprising inorganic salt, fat and polysaccharide gum

The invention relates to a savoury concentrate containing: a) 2-85 wt. % inorganic salt; b) 2-60 wt. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199600

Colorant compositions containing c. ternatea derived botanical extracts and processes for their production

Compositions containing extract of c. Ternatea flower and methods of extracting the extract and forming such composition are disclosed. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199599

Flavored beverage article and methods of making and use thereof

Flavored beverage articles and methods of producing and using flavored beverage articles are provided. In some embodiments, the flavored beverage article includes a covering for the outer edge of a container that is coated with food-grade adhesive and at least one edible substance, and has one or more fluted channels so that the article may attach to beverage containers, such as water bottles, beer bottles, jars and the like. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199598

Methods and systems for producing feed products having different particle densities using a single extrusion process

Methods of simultaneously forming feed particles of different densities involves extruding a heated feed through an extruder having an extruder die defining a plurality of die openings. A first plurality of the die openings comprises a land length that is at least two times as long compared to a diameter of a respective die opening. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199597

Solids in gravy food composition

The present invention relates to a method of making a semi-finished pet food as well as such a pet food as part of a process of making a ready-to-eat pet food. The invention also relates to the ready-to-eat pet food. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199596

Pectins improving energy redistribution in animals

A composition includes a carbohydrate, which is pectin with an esterification degree less than 65%. A feed can include the composition. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199595

A novel zilpaterol animal premix formulation

A new solid dosage form formulation and manufacturing process incorporating zilpaterol hcl is presented. This formulation is an animal feed premix with improved content uniformity and is manufactured by a simple method that uses a supersaturated solution of zilpaterol that is incorporated into a solid carrier matrix.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199594

Process for producing protein concentrate or isolate and cellulosic thermochemical feedstock from brewes spent grains

A process for treating brewers spent grains for producing a high value protein product and a cellulosic residue, both from brewers spent grains that have not gone through fermentation. The high value protein product is useful as a protein supplement for human consumption, or feed for livestock and poultry. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199593

Process for producing protein concentrate or isolate and cellulosic thermochemical feedstock from brewes spent grains

A process for treating brewers spent grains for producing a high value protein product and a cellulosic residue, both from brewers spent grain that have not gone through fermentation. 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, such as for the production of a biofuel.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199592

Pet food product

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a mixture of blood and intestines. The invention also relates to a meat like chunk comprising such a composition and a moist pet food comprising such a meat like chunk. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199591

Food products that contain zein, and related methods

Described are food products including doughs, extrudates, and finished food products derived therefrom, that contain zein protein, e.g., zein protein ingredient, wherein the zein protein improves processing or textural characteristics of the food product.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199590

Isoelectric solubilisation of animal matter

A method of sequential isoelectric solubilisation of animal by-product comprising the steps of isoelectric solubilisation of the animal by-product in one of an acid or alkali solution to provide a first solubilised protein fraction, separating the first solubilised protein fraction from unsolubilised animal by-product, isoelectric solubilisation of the unsolubilised animal by-product to provide a second solubilised protein fraction, and separation of the second solubilised protein fraction from unsolubilised animal byproduct. The protein from the first and/or second solubilised protein fractions is recovered by drying or precipitation. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199589

Frozen beverage machine control system and method

A machine for producing frozen comestibles having a control system based on one or more operational characteristics, including product characteristics, to control the consistency and quality of the comestible, and to extend the useful lifespans of its components.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199588

Chewing gum and gum bases containing elastomers derived from edible oil sources

A chewing gum base which contains an edible oil elastomer prepared by reacting an epoxidized edible oil with a multifunctional acid.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199587

Aerated confections containing nonhydrated starch and methods of preparation

Disclosed are sugar reduced aerated confections. The confections essentially comprise a first heterogeneous continuous phase including a structured amorphous saccharide, a second discontinuous phase including a multiplicity of gas cells. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199586

Conventional or reduced-calorie filled or unfilled vitamin-enriched chocolate and process for the production thereof

The invention pertains to a conventional or reduced-calorie, filled or unfilled, vitamin-enriched type of chocolate characterised in that 100 g of product contains at least 5-1500 mg of added calcium ascorbate and/or magnesium ascorbate and/or ascorbic acid or, in some cases, other supplementary ingredients. The other supplementary ingredients are additional vitamins, such as e and/or k, as well as mineral materials, preferably magnesium and/or zinc, along with fruit concentrates. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199585

Method for producing an acidified milk product

The present invention relates to a method for producing an acidified milk product using an enzyme having transglutaminase activity.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199584

Device, system and method for producing a yoghurt product

A device for use in making a yoghurt product, the device including: a base station having a reservoir associated therewith for holding a yoghurt product pre-mixture; a stirrer for stirring the yoghurt product pre-mixture; a heating device; a cooling device; a temperature sensor module; and a controller module operatively-connected to the temperature sensor module and configured for controlling the heating device and the cooling device to heat and cool the yoghurt product pre-mixture in the reservoir respectively, by reference to output signals of the temperature sensor received by the controller module indicative of the temperature of the yoghurt product pre-mixture in the reservoir, so as to form the yoghurt product.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199583

Dairy product

A novel dairy product that has a certain solidity and a favorable flavor is provided. A dairy product, including: a milk-derived raw material containing casein; and a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having 90% or more identity to the amino acid sequence represented by seq id no: 1.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199582

Fermented milk inoculated with both lactic acid bacteria (lab) and bacillus

A method for producing a lactic acid bacteria fermented milk product comprising fermenting milk with both inoculated lactic acid bacteria (lab) and inoculated bacillus bacteria.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199581

Evisceration apparatus and a method for eviscerating suspended poultry

Evisceration apparatus for eviscerating a poultry carcass suspended by the legs. The apparatus may include an evisceration tool that is movable up and down and into and out of a body cavity of the poultry. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199580

Pastry crust cutting devices, assemblies, components, and methods

To address one or more of these and/or other needs or problems related to forming circular pastry crusts, the present inventor devised, among other things, an exemplary pastry guide including a pivot point and a guide arm having two sets of pastry cutting guides. One set has includes one or more cutting or marking guides configured to guide a knife edge in cutting circular dough shapes of approximately 4-7 inches in diameter and the other set having one or more knife guides configured to guide a knife edge in cutting circular dough shapes of approximately 11-14 in diameter. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199579

Food dough rounding device and rounding method

Provided is a rounding device that rounds a food dough using a pair of shaping plates (11, 13), the device being provided with the following: a conveying device (9) that conveys a food dough (7); and the pair of shaping plates (11, 13) disposed on the upper surface of the conveying device (9) so as to extend along the conveying direction (r) of the conveying device. The rounding device is characterized in that at least one of the pair of shaping plates (11, 13) has recessed holding-dough parts (17, 21).. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199578

Compositions and methods to selectively control invasive species

Methods and compositions for controlling the growth of an invasive species by application of a composition comprised of a natural pesticide derived from a species to the invasive species, especially endocides.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199577

Compositions for control of hemipteran insect stylet sheath structure formation

Compositions having at least one compound which inhibits the formation of hemipteran stylet sheaths and/or degrades hemipteran style sheaths that have already been formed, and thus deters or blocks hemipteran insects from feeding on plants, especially agriculturally important plants and methods of use of such compositions are described. Such compositions can be applied onto plants by spraying, dripping, or other methods and/or can be applied to the soil for uptake by the roots. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199576

Aqueous hypochlorous acid solution

Provided is an aqueous hypochlorous acid solution that has an excellent bactericidal effect and high safety. In the aqueous hypochlorous acid solution according to the present invention that has a ph value within the range of 5.5-6.5, starting materials are dissolved exclusively in purified water specified by japanese pharmacopeia. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199575

Substituted oxotetrahydroquinolinylphosphinic acid and phosphinic acid amides or salts thereof and use thereof to increase stress tolerance in plants

Where the radicals of the formula (i) are each as defined in the description for enhancing stress tolerance in plants to abiotic stress, and for enhancing plant growth and/or for increasing plant yield.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199574

Composition with sustained antimicrobial activity

Disclosed herein are compositions comprising benzyl alcohol, one or more cationic antimicrobial agent, and one or more emollient, the combination of which results in persistent antimicrobial activity after application to the skin. The compositions optionally further comprise an organic acid and/or a zinc salt, such as zinc gluconate, as an anti-irritant.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199573

Chewable composition comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient

A chewable composition, comprising:—at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient component;—solid components including:—at least one flavor;—at least one disintegrant including at least one non-starch disintegrant;—flowable components including:—a flowable oil;—at least one wetting agent other than water.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199572

Herbicidal composition comprising cinmethylin and metolachlor or s-metolachlor

The present invention relates to a herbicidal composition comprising metolachlor or s-metolachlor. The invention also relates to methods and uses for controlling undesirable vegetation, in particular in crops.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199571

Phenoxyhalogenphenylamidines and the use thereof as fungicides

The present invention relates phenoxyhalogenphenylamidines of the general formula (i), to a process for their preparation, to the use of the amidines according to the invention for controlling unwanted microorganisms and also to an agrochemical formulation for this purpose, comprising the phenoxyhalogenphenylamidines according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for controlling unwanted microorganisms by applying the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or their habitat.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199570

Use of an insecticidal carboxamide compound against pests on cultivated plants

Described herein are agricultural methods for controlling pests on and/or increasing the plant health of a cultivated plant, with at least one modification, using a pesticidal carboxamide compound or a mixtures thereof. In particular, methods of controlling harmful insects, which are resistant to an insecticidal trait of the plant, are provided. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199569

Agricultural mixtures comprising carboxamide compound

The invention relates further to methods and use of these mixtures for combating insects, arachnids or nematodes and harmful fungus in and on plants, and for protecting such plants being infested with pests, especially also for protecting seeds.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199568

Herbicidal composition comprising cinmethylin and pethoxamid

The present invention relates to a herbicidal composition comprising pethoxamid. The invention also relates to methods and uses for controlling undesirable vegetation, in particular in crops.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199567

Residual disinfectant composition

A disinfectant composition that is capable of inactivating non-enveloped viruses as well as other microorganisms, such as gram negative and gram positive bacteria, fungi, parasites, enveloped viruses, etc., is provided. Through selective control over the nature of the acid(s) employed and the overall ph level, the present inventors have discovered that the composition can achieve rapid antiviral efficacy, particularly against non-enveloped viruses. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199566

Organ preservation and/or perfusion solutions

An organ preservation and/or perfusion solution for an isolated tissue or organ is provided. The solution comprises dextran, glucose, calcium ions, a buffer, and water, has a ph of 6.6 to 7.8, and is sterile based on having been subjected to heat sterilization. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199565

Pest control monitoring system

Pest control systems and methods are described. The systems comprise a portable electronic device which is configured to identify one or more of multiple traps within a range of a portable electric device which have been activated, and to provide an indication to a user corresponding to at least one of the identified activated traps.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199564

Cooling panel assembly for a wind turbine tower and a wind turbine tower

The invention relates to a cooling panel assembly (2) for a wind turbine tower (1). It is arranged to be mounted on such a tower (1) on a section thereof as seen in the circumferential direction. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199563

Mosquitocidal lamp with alarm function

A mosquitocidal lamp with alarm function, having an electric mosquitocidal device which has a shell, attracting lights provided inside the shell for attracting mosquitoes, and a high-voltage electric net; the shell is provided with first openings allowing mosquitoes and insects to fly through; the shell of the electric mosquitocidal device is connected with a gas alarm device. A lighting device is also connected to a housing. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199562

Insect trap

The invention relates to an insect trap (10) and more particularly to an insect trap which has been designed to facilitate simple and efficient servicing, maintenance and cleaning. In a first aspect the trap comprises a. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199561

Termite detection device, detection system and detection method

A termite detection device, system, and method. The device includes a housing and bait strip. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199560

Hooked on bottom bouncer device

A bottom bouncer used in combination with a fishing lure is disclosed. The bottom bouncer facilitates the positioning and movement of fishing lure under water. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199559

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a tubular pinion gear, a first bearing, a spool shaft, a spool attached to the spool shaft, and a clutch mechanism. The first bearing member supports an outer perimeter surface of a first end portion of the pinion gear. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199558

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a drive shaft, a roller clutch, and a prevention member. The reel body includes a boss portion. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199557

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body and a spool. The reel body includes a first side plate, a second side plate, and a connecting portion connecting the first and second side plates. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199556

Spool brake device

The spool brake device is equipped with a brake unit, a detector, and a controller. The controller controls the braking force by the brake unit based on the rotational speed of the spool detected by the detector. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199555

Spinning reel for fishing

A spinning reel for fishing includes: a rotor including a cylindrical portion and a pair of support arms; a spool including a bobbin trunk, a front flange and a rear flange disposed on front and rear ends of the bobbin trunk respectively; and a line safety guard configured to prevent entry of a fishing line into the spool. The line safety guard has a base end portion, connecting frames proximally extending radially outward from the base end portion, and an annular portion consecutively connected to the distal ends of the connecting frames. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199554

Spool brake device

The spool brake device is equipped with a brake unit, a detector, and a controller. The controller controls the braking force by the brake unit based on the variation of the rotational speed of the spool detected by the detection unit. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199553

Fishing reel equipped with side cover safety lock

Provided is a fishing reel with a side cover safety lock and, more particularly, a fishing reel with a safety lock that automatically returns a lock lever such that a locking projection of the lock lever is locked into a locking groove of a frame in order to prevent a side cover from unlocking and separating by performing a safety lock mode by operating the lock lever for locking the side cover when the side cover is recombined after being separated.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199552

Hooked on fishing lure/spinner bait

A fishing lure for attracting predatory fishes to a fishing line is disclosed. The fishing lure is designed as a spinnerbait capable of flashing, spinning and floating when drifted underwater for attracting the predatory fishes consistently. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199551

Process for producing young chicken

Wherein the method comprises at the hatchery processing the not-hatchable batch portion into feed and administering said feed at the hatchery to hatched chickens during rearing.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199550

Antimicrobial compounds and compositions, and uses thereof

A method of enhancing the growth of an animal is provided. The method includes causing the animal to ingest or absorb an effective amount of one or more fe iii complex compounds, including but not limited to fe iii complexes comprising ligands bound to the iron centre selected from amino acids or α-hydroxy acids, o-hydroxy benzoic acids or pyridine-2-carboxylic acids, such as ferric quinate, ferric tyrosine, ferric dopa and ferric phenylalanine. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199549

Hygienic nesting cavity for birds

A nesting cavity for birds having a false floor of a screen or perforated material above a sloped floor that terminates at its lowest elevation with exposure to the exterior of the nest cavity. This exposure allows debris, water and nest parasites that fall through the false floor to exit the cavity when natural forces such as gravity act on the materials that reach the sloped floor. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199548

Break away animal collar

A break away collar formed by a strap having both ends in a coupling. The coupling is between a projection on one end of the strap and a recess such as an opening or a recessed surface engaged at the other end. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199547

Leash with variable anchor

A leash-with-variable-anchor may have two opposing fastener structures, one for removable attachment to a collar or to a harness; and another for fastening back onto a portion of leash-with-variable-anchor, forming a closed looped structure, an anchor. The anchor may function as a handle. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199546

Emergency response pet collar device

The present invention discloses a wearable emergency alert device that can be worn by a pet or a service animal. The wearable emergency alert device comprises a single unit, which is integrated with a collar or body harness of a pet or service animal. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199545

Chew toy for dogs

A chew toy is disclosed. The chew toy includes an elongate body formed as a capsule having opposed first and second ends; and a plurality of projections extending radially outward from and substantially perpendicular to an exterior surface of the body, at least one of the plurality of projections having a pointed tip at a distal end, wherein the plurality of projections are distributed on the exterior surface in spaced relation to each other.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199544

Horse blanket with insulative insert

A horse blanket includes a blanket shell to protect a horse from cold and moisture, and when needed in colder weather, it can be augmented by insertion of one of several insulators into a space provided between layers of the blanket shell. The blanket shell's outer layer is waterproof and weather-resistant, with the inner layer that bears against the horse having a surface comfortable to the horse. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199543

Methods for cleaning waste oil from birds

A method of removing waste oil from an animal includes the steps of contacting the animal having waste oil with a solid oil-absorbent material for a sufficient duration for the oil-absorbent material to absorb at least a portion of the waste oil and removing the oil-absorbent material with the absorbed waste oil from the animal.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199542

Tip-proof feeding bowl for house pets

An improved feeding bowl for household pets having a central portion for placement of food or water surrounded by a first annular wall upwardly disposed joining a second annular wall downwardly disposed, wherein the first and second annular walls meet at an angle, θ2, ranging from about 5 to about 120 degrees to facilitate stacking of multiple bowls, wherein said second downwardly disposed annular wall engages a peripheral portion of the bowl, or apron, having a radial extent, l1, sufficient to cause the household pet to stand on the apron in order to feed wherein said apron engages the surface upon which the bowl is disposed at an angle, θ1, ranging from 0 to about 30 degrees.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199541

Pet feeding device

A pet feeding device receiving a plurality of feed pellets for pet is provided. The pet feeding device includes a base and a rotating tray. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199540

Bowl with freely adjustable height

The disclosure provides a bowl with a freely adjustable height, comprising: a pedestal; a lifting support rod, whose one end is fixed on the pedestal; a bowl seat, which is fixed on the other end of the lifting support rod; a lifting locking piece, which has a fixing piece and an extrusion piece matched with each other, wherein the fixing piece has a fixing hole, the lifting support rod penetrates through the fixing hole and is partially located in the fixing hole, the extrusion piece exerts an action force to the fixing piece so as to fix the lifting support rod on the bowl seat, and the fixing piece is matched with and fixed on the bowl seat or arranged on the bowl seat; and a bowl body, which is arranged on the bowl seat. According to the disclosure, the height of the bowl may be adjusted freely.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199539

Round bale saddle feeder

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for feeding livestock, which suspends one or more round hay bales above the ground, preventing hay rot, at a height that enables large livestock to feed on the round hay bales while small or young livestock feed from the underside of the bale where they are better protected from the larger animals. The round hay bale feeder comprises a box frame; one or more baskets for supporting a round hay bale disposed within the box frame; a base comprising pipe skids, and a plurality of vertical supports that support the basket or baskets, which allow enough space for small or young animals to feed underneath the feeder; and one or more hinged and latched gates for accessing the feeder.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199538

Elevated animal waste repository

A litter box stand. The litter box stand includes a support platform having an upper surface and a lower surface. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199537

Pet sanitation device

A pet sanitation device provides a litter-containing basket in a housing, with a spinner/agitator in the basket. After a pet uses the device, the housing and basket are filled with water to dissolve waste in the litter, and the spinner/agitator is caused to spin at a first, relatively slower speed within the basket to help break-up the waste. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199536

Litter box liner

A litter box liner disposed within a litter box. The litter box liner includes a sheet made of a pliable material. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199535

Techniques for enhanced litter management and handling

A litter box kit is provided. The litter box kit comprises a top cover; a base mountable to the top cover to form a chamber for accommodating an animal, the base comprising: a bottom section; and side walls extending upward from the bottom section to define a base cavity, wherein at least one of the side walls comprises an opening; a cartridge sized and configured to be insertable through the opening and into the base cavity, the cartridge comprising: a housing comprising a bottom part, side walls, and a removable top part defining a cartridge chamber; and litter material provided within the cartridge chamber and being exposed below the chamber upon removal of the top part; and a garbage bag dispenser comprising: tubular plastic stock; and an annular body comprising a compartment for housing the tubular plastic stock, the body being removably mountable to the base and sized and positioned about an exit opening provided in the base such that the cartridge is removable through the exit opening and into a portion of the tubular plastic stock for disposal.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199534

Animal house climate control system and method for automatic configuration of the system

A climate control system (20) for an animal house (10) is configured by determining a minimum ventilation curve for required minimum ventilation. A plurality of ventilation stages is created based on the minimum ventilation curve and the plurality of ventilation fans (23) in the climate control system, each stage providing a percentage of the required minimum ventilation. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199533

Ganoderma lucidum strain suitable for large-scale liquid fermentation culture and method of using the strain

Disclosed is a ganoderma lucidum strain suitable for large-scale liquid fermentation, named as ganoderma lucidum g2, deposited with china general microbiological culture collection center under the accession number cgmcc no. 3982 on jul. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199532

Tobacco plants having altered amounts of one or more alkaloids in leaf and methods of using such plants

This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in the transport of alkaloids from the root to the leaf in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199531

Specialty breeding of cannabis

The invention provides compositions and methods for a specialty breeding of cannabis.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199530

Cucumber variety nun 52012 cup

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of cucumber, nun 52012 cup as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199529

Tomato variety nun 00279 top

The invention provides a new and distinct hybrid variety of tomato, nun 00279 top as well as seeds and plants and fruits thereof.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199528

Onions with high storage ability, high soluble solids content and/or low pungency

Long-day onion plants, capable of producing onion bulbs comprising ‘high soluble solids’ combined with a ‘sweet taste’ as a result of low pungency, are provided, as are methods for producing such plants, bulbs and seeds. Such onions can be stored for long periods without a loss in quality and without an increase in pungency.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199527

Plant

Described is a plant, derived from solanum lycopersicum, the ripe fruits of which comprise a total mineral content of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphor, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc of at least 4500 mg per kg ripe fruit. The ripe fruit also has a total solubilised sugar content of at least 5.5 w/w %, based on the total weight of the ripe fruit and optionally a lycopene content of more than 5 mg per 100 g ripe fruit.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199526

Apparatus and method for hydroponic plant production

The present disclosure describes an apparatus for hydroponic plant production which comprises a plant production space and an irrigation system. The plant production space is enclosed by a plurality of surfaces. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199525

Turf management

A turf management system includes an irrigation system for providing water to the turf at a turf site, and an irrigation evaluation system for evaluating the performance of the irrigation system. The irrigation evaluation system segments the turf site into irrigation management units, where each of the irrigation management units includes at least one sprinkler head. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199524

Drip emitter and membrane for a drip emitter

A membrane for a drip emitter includes at least two first and second regions. The regions are of different thickness.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199523

Tree limb rope brake

A rope brake is provided for controlled lowering of a branch or limb cut from a tree by a person holding one end of the rope. The rope brake includes a drum mounted to a back plate. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199522

Cooling and condensation device for a greenhouse

The invention relates to a cooling and condensation device (10) of a greenhouse (1), preferably of a plastic film greenhouse, comprising at least one condenser (11) located in the greenhouse (1). The exterior (21) of the wall of said condenser is in contact with the air in the greenhouse (1) to be cooled and a cooling medium is applied to the interior (22) of the wall. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199521

Living art frame

A living art article incorporates traditional art elements and also incorporates a living element in the form of a living plant, including cut flowers, etc.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199520

Canopy treatment system

A canopy treatment system to treat plants is disclosed. In one implementation according to examples of the present disclosure, a canopy treatment system comprises a hot fluid generating system configured to heat a fluid, the hot fluid generating system including a canopy valve; and a canopy in fluid communication with the hot fluid generating system, the canopy defining a treatment region, the canopy valve of the hot fluid generating system selectively positionable to control fluid flow between the hot fluid generating system and the canopy.. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199519

Light emitting device and method of regulating plant growth using the same

The present disclosure provides a light emitting device and a method of regulating plant growth using the same. In the light emitting device of the present disclosure, the drive module is connected to the light source and the dimming control module, the dimming control module is configured to output a control signal to the drive module, and the drive module is configured to adjust brightness of the light source according to the control signal. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199518

Oscillating gardening device, gear element of an oscillating gardening device and method using an oscillating gardening device

An oscillating gardening device includes a drive unit and at least one cam gear that is configured to be driven by the drive unit and has at least one guide section configured to guide at least one element. The guide section is rotatable about an axis of rotation and closed relative to the rotation axis in the circumferential direction. ...

07/19/18 / #20180199517

Apparatus and method for land clearing and preparation

A land preparation tool includes a tool body having a longitudinal axis, wherein the tool body includes a cutting surface and a mounting surface disposed on the tool body opposite the cutting surface, wherein the mounting surface includes an apex that extends along about half of the mounting surface parallel to the longitudinal axis and first and second side mounting surfaces that extend from the apex; a blade disposed on the same side of the tool body as the cutting surface; and a channel disposed into the mounting surface and extending into the tool body.. . ...

07/19/18 / #20180199516

Rectangular baler having a wall positioning system and wall positioning method

A rectangular baler having a wall positioning system. The baler having a bale chamber which includes a plurality of walls including a movable wall section. ...