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Large to medium-size sweeping and mopping vehicle and mopping vehicle

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A large to medium-size sweeping and mopping vehicle and a mopping vehicle are provided. The large to medium-size sweeping and mopping vehicle comprises a vehicle body, and a disc-type sweeping mechanism, a round-roller-type sweeping mechanism and a first mopping mechanism sequentially disposed along the vehicle body; the disc-type sweeping mechanism comprising a clean water tank and disc-type sweeping edge brushes driven by a motor and disposed obliquely with respect to ground, the clean water tank being disposed in front of the vehicle body driver zone, and a nozzle being disposed above each disc-type sweeping edge brush and in communication with the clean water tank; the round-roller-type sweeping mechanism comprising a refuse collector and a round-roller-type main sweeping brush driven by the motor to rotate horizontally; and the first mopping mechanism comprising a dragging roller, a guiding mopping roller, a guiding roller, a ring-shaped mop and a washing water tank.. ...

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a controller, the cleaner body having a dust container accommodation part formed therein; a wheel unit mounted in the cleaner body, the wheel unit of which driving is controlled by the controller; and a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, wherein a first opening and a second opening are disposed at the same height in an inner wall of the dust container accommodation part, wherein the dust container includes: an entrance and an exit, disposed side by side along the circumference of the dust container, the entrance and the exit, respectively communicating with the first opening and the second opening when the dust container is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part; and a flow separating part extending downwardly inclined along the inner circumference of the dust container, the flow separating part separating the flow of air introduced into the entrance from the flow of air discharged toward the exit to be respectively guided to lower and upper portions thereof.. . ...

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a controller, the cleaner body having a dust container accommodation part formed therein; a wheel unit mounted in the cleaner body, the wheel unit of which driving is controlled by the controller; and a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, wherein a first opening and a second opening are disposed at the same height in an inner wall of the dust container accommodation part, wherein the dust container includes: an entrance and an exit, disposed side by side along the circumference of the dust container, the entrance and the exit, respectively communicating with the first opening and the second opening when the dust container is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part; and a flow separating part extending downwardly inclined along the inner circumference of the dust container, the flow separating part separating the flow of air introduced into the entrance from the flow of air discharged toward the exit to be respectively guided to lower and upper portions thereof.. . ...

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a controller, the cleaner body having a dust container accommodation part formed therein; a wheel unit mounted in the cleaner body, the wheel unit of which driving is controlled by the controller; and a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, wherein a first opening and a second opening are disposed at the same height in an inner wall of the dust container accommodation part, wherein the dust container includes: an entrance and an exit, disposed side by side along the circumference of the dust container, the entrance and the exit, respectively communicating with the first opening and the second opening when the dust container is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part; and a flow separating part extending downwardly inclined along the inner circumference of the dust container, the flow separating part separating the flow of air introduced into the entrance from the flow of air discharged toward the exit to be respectively guided to lower and upper portions thereof.. . ...

Robot cleaner

Disclosed is a cleaner comprising a cleaner body, a front wheel rotatably provided in a front portion of the cleaner body, a rear wheel rotatably provided in a rear portion of the cleaner body, a first member attached to an outer circumferential surface of the front wheel and configured to contact with a cleaning object surface, a second member attached to an outer circumferential surface of the rear wheel and configured to contact with the cleaning object surface, a front motor rotating the front wheel, a rear motor rotating the rear wheel and a controller driving the front motor and the rear motor, wherein the controller controls the front motor and the rear motor to become rotated in the opposite directions while cleaning is performed.. . ...

Floor cleaning machines having intelligent systems, associated sub-assemblies incorporating intelligent systems, and associated methods of use

A floor cleaning machine including an electrochemical cell having an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte, an electrochemical cell controller in at least one of unilateral and/or bilateral communication with at least one of the anode, the cathode, and the electrolyte, and wherein the electrochemical cell is associated with at least one of a recovery tank sub-assembly, a vacuum fan sub-assembly, a solution tank sub-assembly, a solution flow sub-assembly, a control console sub-assembly, at least one of a frame and wheel sub-assembly and a frame and transaxle sub-assembly, a scrub head sub-assembly, a scrub head lift sub-assembly, and a squeegee sub-assembly.. . ...

Robot cleaner having dust sensing unit

A robot cleaner includes a body; a driving unit; at least one sensor configured to detect an obstacle; a cleaning unit, the cleaning unit including a brush unit and a fan unit; a dust box to store dust inside of the dust box, the dust box being detachably mounted to the body; and a dust sensing unit including a light emitting unit to transmit light and a light receiving sensor to sense the light transmitted by the light emitting unit, the light emitting unit and the light receiving sensor being fixed on the body and outside of the dust box, and the light emitting unit being configured to transmit light through the inside of the dust box. The driving unit, the at least one sensor, the cleaning unit, the dust box, and the dust sensing unit are positioned on or in the body of the robot cleaner.. ...

Dust processing

A method of dust processing comprises measuring (pc1) a first amount of particles of a first size (e.g. Pm10), and measuring (pc2) a second amount of particles of a second size (e.g. ...

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner having improved obstacle detection precision. The vacuum cleaner includes a main casing, driving wheels, control unit, cameras, an image generation part, and a discrimination part. ...

Device for mounting a motor assembly of an electric appliance

A device (10) for mounting a motor assembly of an electric appliance such as a vacuum cleaner in a housing (2) of the appliance comprises a resilient mounting body (11) which is intended for arrangement between the motor assembly and the housing (2). An inner peripheral portion (12) of the mounting body (11) comprises a first motor contacting portion (13), a second motor contacting portion (14) being provided with axial motor support components (19), and a connection portion (15) interconnecting the motor contacting portions (13, 14). ...

Handheld dust collector having spiral two-stage tornado dust-air separation structure

A handheld dust collector, a spiral two-stage tornado dust-air separation structure and a primary dust barrel are disposed in the body of the handheld dust collector. The spiral two-stage tornado dust-air separation structure includes a first-stage cyclone barrel, a second-stage cyclone barrel, a cyclone cover, and a spiral dust-air separation apparatus disposed at the upper end of the second-stage cyclone barrel. ...

Surface cleaning head with leading roller

A surface cleaning head with a leading roller may be used to facilitate capturing of debris in the air flow into a suction conduit on the underside of the surface cleaning head. The leading roller is generally positioned adjacent to and in advance of the opening of the suction conduit. ...

Handheld vacuum cleaner

A handheld vacuum cleaner, mainly comprising a main body and a dust collection accessory, wherein the main body comprises a housing (3) and a dust cup (8), a dust collection pipe (1) is provided on the dust cup, a motor (2), a battery pack (7) and a handle (6) are provided above the dust cup, a cyclone filter (81) is provided within the dust cup, an inlet filter sponge component (9) and an inlet strainer component (10) provided around the periphery of the inlet filter sponge component are arranged within the cyclone filter, a dust cup base cover (85) is provided at the bottom of the dust cup, an opening (851) is provided on the dust cup base cover, and the inlet filter sponge component is directly mounted or removed at the bottom of a dust cup. An inlet filter sponge component of the present invention can be directly withdrawn from the bottom of a dust cup so that a user does not need to disassemble a dust cup when replacing and cleaning, which effectively ensures the performance of a motor and improves user's convenience to the maximum extent as well.. ...

Suction nozzle for a hard surface cleaning apparatus and hard surface cleaning apparatus having such a suction nozzle

A suction nozzle for a portable hard surface cleaning apparatus includes a suction nozzle housing having a first and a second housing half-shell which between them form a suction duct which extends from a suction opening to a suction duct end section to which a source of vacuum can be connected for creating a suction flow. Arranged at the suction opening is a replaceable squeegee lip, and the two housing half-shells each have at least one holding element adjacent to the suction opening, and a holding section of the replaceable squeegee lip is arranged between the holding elements of the two housing half-shells. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296043

Disposable toilet bowl scrub system

The present disclosure generally relates to a scrub head capable of use in a disposable toilet bowl cleaning system and to methods of making and using the scrub head. The present disclosure also generally relates to a disposable toilet bowl cleaning system and to methods of making and using the disposable toilet bowl cleaning system.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296042

Blade runner cutting/chopping board

A comestible cutting/chopping board which enables a user to align and cut or chop comestibles, preferably seed-to-egg sized, the board including side walls defining a longitudinal trough of v-shape or u-shape or half-pipe shape, the side walls preferably providing uneven surfaces, and the cutting/chopping board including structure traversing the side walls, most preferably end structures, providing a slot for penetration of a longitudinally oriented knife and providing for retaining at least some comestibles in the trough, the cutting/chopping board having a base for stabilizing the trough upon a horizontal surface.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296041

Cooking vessel having detachable handle

The present invention relates to a cooking vessel having a detachable handle, and more specifically, to a cook set having a detachable handle in which the handle is attached to, and detached from, the cook set in an easy and simple manner and is firmly fixed to the cook set while being coupled thereto so that the cook set is securely coupled with the handle even though the cook set is moved or flipped while cooking.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296040

Unitary insert for holding utensil to pot rim

A unitary insert for holding a utensil to the rim of a pot, includes a main portion having an integral clip on a first side able to be secured to the rim of a cooking pot and a concave receiving portion on a second side of the main portion for receiving a utensil to hold the utensil to the rim of the pot. A magnetic element may be inserted in the main portion adjacent the concave receiving portion to hold the utensil to the rim of the pot.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296039

Device for molding a foodstuff

Provided herein is device and kit for molding a foodstuff, for example, a ground meat or a bread dough, to make a kabob. Generally, the separate component parts of the device are a container, a mold and a press which are removably engageable one with the other. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296038

Grinding unit and coffee machine

A grinding unit (12) for selectively grinding beans (20), in particular coffee beans, is disclosed. The grinding unit comprises a plurality of storage containers (16, 18) for storing the beans (20) and a grinding module (14) associated to the storage containers for grinding the beans. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296037

Coffee bean conveyance device

A coffee bean conveyance device includes a conveying unit, a coffee bean holding unit and a driving mechanism. The conveying unit is a hollow member detachably assembled to the coffee bean holding unit, such that the coffee bean holding unit and the conveying unit are internally communicable with each other. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296036

Deep fryer system

A deep fryer system includes a deep fryer that includes a fuel tank, a burner and a hose that is fluidly coupled between the fuel tank and the burner. The burner produces a flame thereby facilitating the burner to heat a container filled with a fluid. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296035

Toaster with controlled conveyor speed

A method of operating an oven to cook a food product that includes changing a heat setting of a heating element of the oven, selecting a cook time for the food product in the oven, driving a heating element of the oven at a heat power input based on the heat setting, predicting a cooking ability of the oven by calculating an estimated temperature in the oven using a formula that is a function of a heat power input during a previous time period, and modifying the cook time to a modified cook time based on the estimated temperature that was calculated using the formula.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296034

Cooking grill with hood lighting

A grill or bbq appliance that is generally intended for outdoor use has a pivoting hood disposed in hinged connection with a grill body, both of which are raised above a firebox that receives a food support grate. The hood may include overhanging lights configured to provide optimal lighting through a range of hood positions. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296033

Cooking grill radiant tray

A radiant tray system may be positioned between a burner and a grate of a cooking device. The system may include ceramic tiles and a housing having generally planar walls configured to house the tiles therebetween. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296032

Cooking grill with electrical component protection

A grill or bbq appliance that is generally intended for outdoor use has a pivoting hood disposed in hinged connection with a grill body, both of which are raised above a firebox that receives a food support grate. The hood may include various double wall configurations or cavities configured to protect wiring or electrical components such as lights or sensors.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296031

Smoker or grill ash management system

A smoker or grill ash management system includes a fire pot, generally cylindrical in shape, with a top flame opening, a bottom discharge opening, and combustion air openings adjacent the top flame opening. A mesh floor is located in the fire pot near the bottom of the fire pot below the combustion air openings and proximate the discharge opening. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296030

Cooking grill with ir burner

A grill or bbq appliance that is generally intended for outdoor use has a pivoting hood disposed in hinged connection with a grill body, both of which are raised above a firebox that receives a food support grate. A downward facing ir burner may be housed in an upper portion of the grill above the food support grate.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296029

System for roasting agricultural products

A roasting system for roasting agricultural products (e.g., chili) includes a barrel-basket having a beveled, open-ended rim that allows for easy loading and unloading of agricultural product. The beveled, open-ended rim helps keep the agricultural product from falling out during rotation and when in use for roasting. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296028

Method and device for monitoring the safe use of a cooker

A method for monitoring the safe use of a cooker uses a monitoring device in which set values for safety limits based on temperature and humidity or gas content measurements are set for sounding an alarm or cutting off the electricity or gas supply to the cooker. The temperature and humidity and/or gas content are measured above the cooker. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296027

Automatic coffee maker and method of brewing coffee

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

10/18/18 / #20180296026

Coffee machine boiler structure capable of automatic depressurization

The present invention provides a boiler structure, for use with a coffee machine and capable of automatic depressurization, comprising a lid, a sealing member, a boiler body, and a position-limiting support frame. The lid is configured with a water inlet pipe and a water outlet pipe and the water outlet pipe. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296025

Kettle with filter cup lifting arrangement

A kettle includes a kettle body, a top cap, a heating base, a filter cup and a filter cup lifting arrangement. The kettle body includes a water reservoir having a receiving cavity. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296024

Capsule for preparing beverages

A capsule for preparing beverages, in particular coffee, is described, comprising a containing body having a first portion, the containing body defining an internal volume adapted to contain a substance to be infused, the first portion being composed of: a first perimeter edge; a first central portion onto which at least one external pressing force is applied; a first crown portion collapsible towards inside the containing body under the action of the pressing force exerted at least on the first central portion and/or on the first crown portion, the first crown portion being interposed between the first perimeter edge and the first central portion, the first crown portion being connected on its perimeter to the first perimeter edge by interposing a first bending line and being connected to the first central portion by interposing a second bending line.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296023

Additive delivery systems and containers

A compact filtering and additive delivery system which is readily adaptable to a portable container, such as a sports bottle, and receives a modular additive container for the metered delivery of additive, such as flavor concentrate, to a stream of base liquid as the base liquid is drawn or dispensed from the container. The modular additive container configuration on the delivery system allows a consumer/user to experience different additives, such as different flavors or supplement compositions, for a given supply of base liquid, such as water, stored in the container. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296022

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

Coffee makers with features for rapid and/or multiple extraction processes, and associated systems and methods, are disclosed. A representative method for brewing coffee includes placing ground coffee on a filter element of a brew chamber, directing heated water into the brew chamber and in contact with the ground coffee and, during a first phase, brewing coffee in the brew chamber without subjecting the coffee to a pressure differential of at least 150 torr between the brew chamber and a coffee chamber to which the brew chamber is coupled, the coffee chamber having a capacity of 200 ml or more. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296021

Apparatus and system for low-temperature cooking

One variation of an apparatus for cooking includes: a housing including a first section configured to be immersed in fluid within a cooking container and a second section adjoining the first section; an annular knob arranged over the second section; a position sensor arranged within the second section and configured to detect rotation of the magnetic element; a display arranged on the housing and configured to display a cooking parameter selected through rotation of the annular knob; a heating element arranged within the first section; a circulator arranged within the housing and configured to draw fluid, in the cooking container, along the heating element; and a controller configured to control the heating element and the circulator according to a temperature of the fluid measured by the temperature sensor, thereby maintaining the fluid within a predetermined range of temperatures including the selected temperature.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296020

Pressure cooker

A pressure cooker comprises a handle, a body, an outer lid being pivotally mounted on the body, an inner vessel with flange extending radially, an inner lid that is configured to cover the inner vessel, a rotatable rim protrusions that selectively engages with the flange of the inner vessel. The pressure cooker that utilizes a one-hand opening and locking mechanism that simultaneously locks the outer lid with the main body and locks the inner lid with the inner vessel. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296019

Electric cooker

To enable a user to cook both in a pressure state and in a non-pressure state inside the inner pot and thus improve cooking quality and ease of use, the present invention provides an electric cooker including a main body in which an inner pot for accommodating food is installed; a lid coupled to the main body to be opened or closed, in which a passthrough portion is formed; a pressure converter communicating with the passthrough portion, in which a selectively opened/closed state for discharging steam inside the inner pot is maintained; and a pressure-responsive actuators communicating with the passthrough portion and selectively opened/closed depending on a pressure level inside the inner pot in a pressure cooking mode.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296018

Curtain and hook assemblies

Curtain hook assemblies are disclosed that include backing plates secured to a curtain and curtain hooks rotatably mounted on the backing plates. The curtain hooks can rotate from flat positions against the curtain during packaging to extended positions for hanging on a curtain rod. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296017

Artificial tree assembly

An improved artificial tree of the present invention is directed to a decorative artificial tree assembly which may be dimensioned and configured to fit on any supporting surface including, but not limited to, an interior floor, outside grounds, etc. The artificial tree may be disposed in an assembled or collapsed state. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296016

Collapsible secured parcel drop box

An example collapsible secured parcel drop box is disclosed and includes a plurality of side panels defining an interior space, a back panel secured to the side panels, a lid movable between open and closed positions over the interior space and a lock assembly disposed on the lid for locking the lid in position to prevent opening of the lid. The disclosed example drop box also includes a bracket temporarily securing the parcel drop box to a fixed structure and an anti-rotation bracket to maintain a fixed position of the drop box relative to the fixed structure. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296015

Bendable hanging apparatus

Described is a hanging device for hanging equipment, comprising of a coated material bent in a “s”, “p”, or “l” shape or similar shape. The apparatus comprises of two hooks on the first end to hang multiple items and a looped second end to hang off of multiple structures.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296014

Yoga towel

A yoga towel is for use in conjunction with a suitable mat or converter that allows an existing mat to be retrofitted to be used with the present yoga towel. The yoga towel has one or more magnets and/or metal attached, advantageously to its perimeter and/or with a center portion of the towel. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296013

Container inverter

A container holder system is described, wherein the container holder system includes a base assembly operable to receive an inverter container. The base assembly includes a flat bottom member for overall stability, a cylindrical member with a tapered interior wall to help stabilize various sized containers, a plurality of finger members connected to the cylindrical member to permit the assembly to grip onto a container that is inserted in an inverted orientation.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296012

Food wrap holder

A container including: an elevator including a circular cross section, an exterior surface defined by a circumference of the circular cross section, and a first lug extending a first dimension normal to the exterior surface; a ramp shell and a drive shell having a common axis of rotation and including a thickness, a first edge surface and a second edge surface separated by a gap, and the gap continuing a length of the first edge surface and the second edge surface defining a lug channel; and the ramp shell having a first continuous helical groove recessed into the interior surface, and, when the ramp shell is rotated in a first direction relative to the drive shell, the first lug travels in a first direction along the lug channel. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296011

Measuring spice dispenser

A spice jar equipped with a twist-top measuring mechanism enabling the cook to choose the desired amount of spice, and then dispense that amount of spice.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296010

Insert for a cup

An insert for a cup includes a substantially sleeve-shaped upper region configured to facilitate a snug fit of the insert inside the cup, and a separation structure extending below the sleeve-shaped upper region shaped to accommodate a frozen substance contained within the cup. The insert allows the substance to be frozen or to remain frozen in an intended shape.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296009

Cup

A cup generally includes a container body and a cap connected on the container body. The cap has a hollow transparent base defining a central through space and an annular channel around the central through space, a plurality of decorative objects located in the annular channel of the hollow transparent base, a sealing ring, and a top plate. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296008

Wig stand

A wig stand comprises a wig stand head including a partitioning wall and a body member connected with the partitioning wall plate and having an hollow space, a photocatalytic material applied to the body member, a supporting base provided under the wig stand head to support the wig stand head, a lighting device provided in the wig stand head to emit light, and a fan provided in the supporting base to circulate air in the wig stand head, wherein the space includes a lower space section and a middle space section continuously extending up from the lower space section, wherein the lighting device is positioned in the middle space section, wherein the body member has a honeycomb shape including a plurality of pieces of nonwoven fabric that are continuously attached together, and wherein the body member includes a plurality of upper inside paths.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296007

Merchandise display hook including anti-sweep mechanism

A merchandise display hook and method for dispensing one or more items of merchandise from a merchandise display hook and/or for loading one or more items of merchandise onto the display hook are provided. The display hook may include at least one rod configured to be mounted to a display fixture and to receive one or more items of merchandise thereon. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296006

Apparatus and method for an adjustable mode child rocker and swing

An adjustable mode child rocker can be adjusted to provide a number of different swinging/rocking motions to a child positioned within the rocker. The child rocker can include a seat assembly that can include a seat upon which a child can sit. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296005

Child carrier with three-dimensional seat

A child carrier system is disclosed, comprising: a hip belt; a seating surface attached to the hip belt and extending laterally from a first edge of the hip belt, the seating surface having a lateral edge distal from the hip belt; and a storage compartment formed by enclosing an angle between the hip belt and the seating surface with a sidewall connected to the lateral edge of the seating surface and a second edge of the hip belt. A shoulder support comprises a back panel for supporting a child, where the shoulder support bottom is detachably connected to the lateral edge of the seating surface, and at least one shoulder strap connected to at least two different sides of the back panel. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296004

Furniture sheet, method of manufacturing furniture sheet, furniture surface component member, and item of furniture

A furniture sheet is provided, including a sheet body that has a through-hole in at least an edge portion, and longitudinal frame portions that are disposed on the edge portion of the sheet body, and that are respectively attached to the corresponding longitudinal frame portions. The longitudinal edge member includes a first longitudinal member that is disposed on a first surface side of the sheet body, a second longitudinal member that is disposed on a second surface side of the sheet body, and that pinches the sheet body between the first longitudinal member and the second longitudinal member, and a fixing portion that fixes the first longitudinal member and the second longitudinal member to each other together with the sheet body through the through-hole of the sheet body.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296003

Mattress protector

A mattress protector includes a unitary flat sheet for covering a surface of a mattress and providing a liquiphobic barrier for the surface. The flat sheet has four corners with cuts in the sheet proximal to and following a contour of each corner (or alternatively following the contour of each corner and laterally from corner to corner) to form corner attachment members for extending from the surface and under the mattress, thereby securing the sheet to the mattress.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296002

Body support articles with airflow promoting structure

Disclosed herein are body support articles that offer enhanced comfort, hygienic conditions and overall sleep environment. Such body support articles include mattresses and pillows that have at least one layer of material that is copper-infused. ...

10/18/18 / #20180296001

Studio sofa with power headrests

The studio couch of the subject invention is a seating unit having an end unit with a cushion which may be raised and lowered from a closed position to an open position. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180296000

Three dimensional connection system for bed frame

A connection system for use in joining structural members of a bed frame together. One of the structural members has a wedge and the other of the structural members has a cavity formed in a receiver. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295999

Bed or hammock

The present invention relates to a bed or hammock which comprises four support legs delimiting two longitudinal sides between them, each one of which has longitudinal bars, and two transverse sides which are shorter in length than, and perpendicular to, the previously mentioned sides, a surface element made up of a fabric, mesh, canvas or similar material arranged between the support legs, wherein the legs are made up of a body which comprises lateral faces perpendicular to the side they delimit, respectively, outer faces parallel to the side they delimit, respectively, and an upper face, wherein each longitudinal and transverse bar is fastened to a pair of legs, respectively, by fastening means, and wherein the invention comprises a fastening and/or tensioning device for the surface element on at least one of the longitudinal sides and/or transverse sides.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295998

Dynamically adjustable arm lift (daal) accessory device

A device comprising an arm cradle being configured to support and cradle a portion of an arm. The arm cradle includes a first side and a second side. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295997

Cushion

A cushion is provided, including: a first recoverable layer, having a first flow passageway; a second recoverable layer, having a second flow passageway; a separation layer, located between the first and second recoverable layers, one of two ends of the separation layer having a passage, the first flow passageway, the passage and the second flow passageway forming a circulation flow passageway, the first and second recoverable layers being connected with the separation layer; a outer layer, encompassing and being connected with the first recoverable layer, the second recoverable layer and a side portion of the separation layer.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295996

Seating arrangement

A seating arrangement includes an upwardly-extending back arrangement movable between upright and reclined positions, and a seat arrangement that includes a first link member extending horizontally and having forward and rearward portions, a second link member spaced from the first link member, a third link member coupled to the first and second link members and substantially flexible along a majority of a length thereof, and a fourth link member operably coupled to the first and second link members, the fourth link member being substantially rigid along a majority of a length thereof, wherein the link members cooperate to form a four-bar linkage assembly, and wherein the seat arrangement moves in a rearward direction as the back arrangement is moved between the upright position and the reclined position.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295995

Document holder for display monitor

A document holder for a display monitor is provided. The device includes a lower portion attached to an upper portion with a hinge, where the lower portion is, in turn affixable to an upper edge of a housing of a display monitor. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295994

Leveler leg

An adjustable panel leg system in a low-profile design includes a foot, an upright leg for supporting an object such as a panel, and an upright adjustment mechanism disposed above the foot and between the foot and the upright leg to enable adjustment of the angle of the upright leg with respect to the foot. The upright adjustment mechanism may include a horizontal pin extending through a portion of the upright leg, such that the upright leg can pivot about the pin with respect to the foot. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295993

Desk having hidden lift lamp

A desk having a hidden lift lamp includes a desk body, a desk lamp, an electric traction device, and a control device. The desk top is provided with the desk lamp that can be ascended and descended. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295992

Slide rail assembly

A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a blocking structure and a locking member. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295991

Drawer pull-out guide

A drawer pull-out guide includes a first rail and a second rail displaceable relative to one another, and a running carriage with a rolling body. The running carriage is displaceably arranged between the first rail and the second rail over a travelling path. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295990

Slide rail assembly

A slide rail assembly includes a rail, a moving rail, and a damping device. When the moving rail is moved relative to the rail, the damping device is pushed by the moving rail to provide damping effect.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295989

Slide rail assembly

A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a third rail, a synchronization member and a fastening member. The third rail is movably mounted between the first and second rails. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295988

Cabinet assembly having an adjustment mechanism

A cabinet assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the positioning of a drawer within a cabinet. In particular, the cabinet assembly includes first and second adjustment strips, and third and fourth adjustment strips, coupled adjacent to a respective first and second side of the cabinet, with each adjustment strips including a plurality of slots aligned vertically. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295987

Spacer assembly

A spacer assembly for use in supporting and securing a first cabinet subassembly to a second cabinet subassembly to form a cabinet assembly includes a first frame member, a second frame member and a decorative cover. The first frame member extends between a top attachment end and a top non-attachment end and includes a mount having an indented ledge coupled at the top attachment end. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295986

Multi-function table

A furniture unit in the form of a multi-function table having a base, a top surface attached to an upper part of the base, a refrigeration assembly located within the base and defining a refrigerated storage area accessible by a drawer, and a non-refrigerated storage assembly located within the base and accessible by one or more drawers. The top surface may be the upper most surface of the table and can cover substantially the entire table. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295985

Method for producing a domestic appliance plate and domestic appliance device having a domestic appliance plate

A method for producing a domestic appliance plate from a starting mixture. In order to provide a domestic appliance plate having a high resistance to thermal shock, good thermal insulation, and advantageous mechanical properties, at least magnesium silicate hydrate, kaolinite, calcined kaolinite, and aluminum oxide are used for the starting mixture.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295984

Configurable bottle storeage rack and kit

A configurable bottle storage rack kit including a plurality of front bottle support panels, a plurality of rear bottle support panels, a plurality of panel connecting members, a plurality of leg members, and a plurality of spacing members. The front bottle support panels may be connected to one another by engaging hinges of the panel connecting members to the front bottle support panel and the rear bottle support panels may be connected to one another by engaging hinges of the panel connecting members to the rear bottle support panel. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295983

Cantilever shelving system

A cantilever shelving system is disclosed and can include a frame structure, a cantilever shelf support structure, and a plurality of load-bearing shelves that can be supported by the cantilever shelf support structure and the frame structure. The shelves can be positioned laterally adjacent to cantilever support arms of the cantilever shelf support structure, and the shelf support surfaces can be coplanar with upper walls of the cantilever support arms. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295982

Furniture having height-adjustable top panels

A furniture having a height-adjustable top panel (10a) includes: a top panel portion (20a, 20b); a support structure (13) which is provided at the top panel portion (20a, 20b), and which supports so that the top panel portion (20a, 20b) is capable of adjusting a height by expanding or contracting the support structure in a vertical direction; a joint structure (9) which is joined to the support structure (13); and an illumination apparatus (40) which is supported by the joint structure (9), and which is arranged in a vicinity of the top panel portion (20a, 20b) in a plane view.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295981

Vertical folding shelf

A type of foldable shelving rack that includes a folding rack and shelf units. Each level of the folding rack is formed by the hinging together a pair of u-shaped bars. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295980

Heating and cooling supply for facial brush

The invention provides a device (1) for treating skin comprising a housing (100) and a skin treatment head (200) rotatable (around an axis element (500)) associated with said housing (100), wherein the housing (100) encloses an actuator configured to rotate said skin treatment head (200), wherein the skin treatment head (200) comprises one or more brushes (210) associated with a support element (220), wherein the device (1) further comprises a first thermally conductive element (310), wherein the first thermally conductive element (310) is configured at a shortest distance (d1) to the one or more brushes (210) selected from the range of 0-40 mm, and wherein the device (1) comprises a thermoelectric element (300) configured to heat in a first mode said first thermally conductive element (310) to provide a hot surface (311).. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295979

Advanced oral hygiene force regulation and technique improvement apparatus and method

An apparatus and system for cleaning oral cavities via a device with predetermined optimally imposed methods to remove germs, bacteria, tartar and plaque, which have been clinically proven to cause gum disease and tooth loss, efficiently and with minimal abrasion to tooth enamel and gums. Variations of this disclosure include but are not limited to embodiments where the device utilizes any of the aforementioned components to achieve the intended function. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295978

Hair brush element and hair brush configurations

The present disclosure relates to hair brushes, hair brush elements and hair brush configurations. In one embodiment, a hair brush element includes a pedestal, and a setting fixed to the pedestal, the setting including a plurality of first elements extending out from the setting and a plurality of second elements extending from the setting and interspersed with the first elements. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295977

Oral hygiene or cosmetic applicator brush device and manufacturing method thereof

Disclosed is a brush-like device and related manufacturing method. The device includes at least a handle head portion obtained by way of plastic material moulding on a terminal portion of a metal stem on which bristles of the brush are fixed, the terminal portion of the stem being retained in the moulding position by a through seat of a mould which closes on the stem, and wherein, prior to the moulding of the head portion, it is provided to apply a covering sheath of elastically yieldable material on the terminal portion of the stem, the sheath being of elongate tubular shape having a length of at least 2.5 mm.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295976

Apparatuses for improving grip on handheld devices

Handholds and protective cases that are equipped therewith and configured to be coupled to a handheld electronic device. Such a handhold includes an elongated body that is sized and configured to protrude from a back side surface of a protective case. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295975

Portable holder for an electronic device

A holder apparatus comprises a strap assembly, a cradle assembly, and an arm assembly. The strap assembly includes a support plate component attachable to a belt component. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295974

Convertible bullet-proof backpack

A convertible bullet-proof backpack and vest includes a body section divided into a front portion, a middle portion, and back portion. The middle portion has a head slot opening, and the front and back portions have respective sections of bullet-proof fabric integrated therein. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295973

Portable seat

An embodiment is a lightweight, packable seat that includes a seat platform, two shafts for support, straps with respective buckles, or similar, that secure the seat to a vertical object, such as a tree. The seat may be made of a lightweight flexible material that is held in a stiff orientation that extends outward from the tree through coupling to the upper strap at the proximal end of the seat and the shafts at a distal end of the seat, where the shafts project downward toward a proximal location at the tree at the lower strap. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295972

Wearable carrrying accessory

A pouch for holding items is disclosed and is formed as a tube of a stretchable material with a plurality of openings therein. Items may be inserted through the openings and positioned within the pouch. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295971

Cosmetic sheet

Provided is a cosmetic sheet, including a support and a membrane, which is provided on the support, is attached to the skin, and is formed by arranging a fiber containing a water-soluble polymer, a water-insoluble polymer, and a functional material for skin care that is released by the dissolution of the water-soluble polymer.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295970

System and method for organizing hair accessories

A system that provides an easy way to organize, store, display, and access hair accessories such as hair clips, bobby pins, and elastic pony tails. In a first embodiment, the system includes a support structure, a fabric piece secured to the support structure, a magnet secured to the fabric piece, at least one metallic disc or charm which attaches to the magnet and which is attachable to a hair accessory, and a mechanism for attaching the system to a vertical surface. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295969

Assembly for packaging and applying a cosmetic product comprising at least one volatile solvent

The present invention relates to an assembly for packaging and applying a cosmetic product comprising at least one volatile solvent, said packaging and application assembly comprising an applicator comprising an applicator member having a main body bearing a set of protruding application elements that define between one another a plurality of spaces for loading and applying the cosmetic product, characterized in that at least some of the spaces for loading and applying cosmetic product are delimited by at least one surface produced from an open-cell porous material that can selectively absorb some of the volatile solvent of the cosmetic product.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295968

Reusable dispenser and cartridge

A deodorant dispensing apparatus including a reusable product dispenser and a deodorant refill cartridge releasably coupled to the reusable product dispenser. The reusable product dispenser includes a cylindrical housing, a base, a telescope, and a spring. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295967

Cosmetic container

The present invention relates to a refillable storage container including: a cosmetic content storage part for filling a cosmetic content therein; a piston accommodated in the cosmetic content storage part; a cosmetic content discharge means-coupling part located in the cosmetic content storage part in such a manner as to be coupled to cosmetic content discharge means for discharging the cosmetic content to the outside; and a cover coupled separably to one side of the cosmetic content discharge means-coupling part. According to the present invention, the refillable storage container is refillable in the interior of an outer case, separately from the cosmetic content discharge means, thereby achieving easy cosmetic content filling, reduction in the number of parts, high economical effects through refill, and excellent coupling efficiency.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295966

Nail clipper

A nail clipper includes a cutting jaw with a tongue as a mechanism to prevent nail clippings from flying away and a cutting board with a safety guide as a safety mechanism to prevent accidental cuts into finger/toe flesh. The tooth edge of the cutting tooth and the cutting board may either be both vertically curved with a matching curvature to better fit the curvature of the naturally curved nails or be both straight (as opposed to curved). ...

10/18/18 / #20180295965

Comb

A comb includes a generally flat, planar body having a left side surface, a right side surface, a top edge, a handle end, and an opposite front end. A plurality of teeth is provided on the body, each tooth having a root secured to the comb body near the top edge and having an opposite free end, a first barb projecting in a first direction towards the handle end and being located approximately half a distance between the root and the free end, and a second barb projecting in a second direction opposite the first direction, and being located approximately half a distance between the first barb and the root.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295964

Battery powered hair dryer

A cordless, rechargeable battery powered hair dryer having the handle of the hair dryer foldable against the body of the hair dryer for efficient storage, and air filter, battery charger and power cord.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295963

Hair treatment system

A hair treatment apparatus including a pliable sheet having a width and length positionable on a head of a wearer to engage a hairline between an arcuate top edge and an arcuate bottom edge with a pair of ends correspondingly disposed on opposite sides of a wearer's head and methods of using a hair treatment apparatus.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295962

Non-slip telephone cord hair tie

A non-slip telephone cord hair tie includes an elastic body. The elastic body is wound in the form of a telephone cord. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295961

Hair styling device

A hair styling device comprises a heating contact surface (hp) for applying heat to hair; a temperature sensor (ts) for sensing a hair temperature; and a control circuit to control a heating of the heating contact surface (hp) in such a manner that a first temperature setting that applies when hair is wet, does not exceed a threshold temperature, the threshold temperature not exceeding 120° c., while a second temperature setting of at least 140° c. Applies when the hair is not wet.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295960

Handbag with detachable and interchangeable covers

A handbag system comprising a handbag base and at least one cover, wherein the handbag base comprises a first site of attachment and a first joining mechanism at the site of attachment, and the cover comprises a second site of attachment and a second joining mechanism that is compatible with the first joining mechanism, wherein the handbag base and the at least one cover can be securely and detachably joined together by engaging the first joining mechanism with the second joining mechanism.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295959

Configurable organizer system for handbag, and modular storage compartments for same

A configurable organizer system for a handbag includes an array of a plurality of modular storage compartments each defining a storage well accessible through an open mouth, and each including a set of magnetic connector elements located in sidewalls thereof, such that the array is formed by a plurality of registered magnetic relationship connections established between aligned paired sets of magnetic connector elements located in paired sidewalls of each adjacent pair of modular storage compartments.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295958

Secure enclosure derived from aluminum can with slot cover

A piggy bank, collection box, or ballot box made from an aluminum can having a slot made near its upper outer rim; preferably having a cover thereon, and preferably one themed for a fundraising or saving purpose or being the terminus of a slide.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295957

Four new wallets using one piece design pattern

These advancements to the money trap wallet u.s. Pat. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295956

Container section and container comprising two container sections

A container section comprising a convex external surface, a removable resilient cover for covering said external surface and a retention frame for removably retaining said resilient cover on said external surface, in which said resilient cover comprises at least one pair of edges which are displaced from one another when said resilient cover is arranged flat, and which are adjacent to one another when said resilient cover assumes a three dimensional shape corresponding to said external surface, and in which said retention frame comprises a guard portion which is configured such that it overlies said pair of edges when said retention frame retains said resilient cover on said external surface.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295955

Hand-push rotating umbrella

A hand-push rotating umbrella comprises extension springs at one side of the supporting ribs where an upward acting force can be produced by means of the pretension force of the extension spring when the moveable runner is pushed up so that the moveable runner and upper rib supporting rods would not fall down affected by gravity, thus a stable umbrella closing state able to be achieved without providing the engagement structure and solving the problems of the existing reversely-folded umbrella produced by only able to stably close the umbrella by using the engagement structure. Moreover, through the collocation application of the upper runner and moveable runner in the present invention, the umbrella canopy would rotate to offset the impact force caused by the wind resistance or collision in the case of strong wind or umbrella rib collision with some foreign object or person, thus able to avoid stabbing and hurting other people and improve the umbrella use safety.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295954

Cross-country interchangeable plate system

Attachment for a pole, in particular for a trekking pole, cross-country ski pole, nordic-walking pole, or alpine ski pole, comprising a substantially cylindrical sleeve (3) which can be fastened to the bottom free end (25) of a pole shaft (1), comprising a blind hole (22) open towards the top to accommodate the bottom free end of the pole bar, and an interchangeable clement (2), which can be fastened to the sleeve in a detachable brut-fitting and force-fitting manner. The sleeve comprises a head region (4) and an adjoining body region (5) extending downwards, and an outer thread (6) on at least one axial section of the body region. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295953

Wearable construct with dynamic fluid display

A construct (10) is provided having an aesthetic form adapted to please a wearer and to be worn by the wearer. The construct provides a structure on which functional elements are integrated. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295952

Belt and free end securing system

A belt and free end securing system includes a belt that has a buckle end, a free end and a buckle attached to the buckle end. The buckle releasably secures the belt in a closed loop such that the free end hangs freely from the closed loop. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295951

Portable electronic device with strap

The invention proposes a portable electronic device (100) having a housing (101) and a strap (107) that is mechanically attached to the housing. The housing encompasses electronic components and protects them from ambient influences. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295950

Latching mechanism and wearable device

Provided are a latching mechanism and a wearable device including the latching mechanism. The latching mechanism includes: a latching housing (1), including an elastic member mounting hole (2) through which an elastic member (3) penetrates and from which two ends of the elastic member extend; two push rods (4), oppositely abutting against the two ends of the elastic member and connected to the latching housing in a slide fit, each push rod including a clamping post (5) protruding in a direction away from the latching housing, and the clamping posts of the two push rods being located in the same axis and parallel with an axial direction of the elastic member; and a packaging housing (6), packaging and covering the latching housing and the two push rods in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the elastic member, exposing side surfaces (7), perpendicular to the axial direction of the elastic member, of the push rods.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295949

Locking device for maintaining seat belt tension on a child car seat

A seat belt locking device (10) for a child car seat prevents relative movement of a typical automotive seat belt system, thereby maintaining tension upon the seat belt (8a) after the child car seat is installed to the vehicle. The device (10) described herein consists of a body (1) upon which pressure is applied and one or more keels (2) protruding from the body (1) inserted into the motor vehicle seat belt buckle tongue aperture (7) to prevent movement of the webbing strap (8a) through the buckle tongue aperture (7).. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295948

Buckle capable of fixing folded strap

A buckle capable of fixing a folded strap is disclosed, which includes a first buckle member, a second buckle member, and a string. The first connecting portion has a first connecting portion and a first buckling portion, and is adapted to be connected to a strap. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295947

Quick-release securing device

A quick-release securing device is constructed of nylon strap having an openable loop at one end and a fixed circumference enclosure at the other end. The fixed circumference enclosure is preferably a circular securing belt that is attached via a buckle, or slidable loop that is non-removable. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295946

No slip one-piece strap adjustor

A strap adjustor can comprise a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, a third surface that extends between the first surface and the second surface. A first opening in the first surface can extend completely through the strap adjustor between the first surface and the second surface. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295945

Two-dimensional shoe manufacturing

Described are methods for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes, an apparatus to perform such method, as well as shoes manufactured by such method. According to certain examples, the method for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes includes providing a plurality of first shoe components for the manufacture of the plurality of shoes, and moving the plurality of first shoe components with a transport means which is at least partially comprised of the plurality of first shoe components.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295944

Lacing configurations for footwear

A lacing system for an article may include a tensioning mechanism, a plurality of guide members, and a lace that is operationally coupled with the tensioning mechanism and that is routed along a lace path of the article via the plurality of guide members. The lace is routed along the lace path so that a first portion of the lace is routed directly from the tensioning mechanism to a top end of the lace path and so that a second portion of the lace is routed directly from the tensioning mechanism to a position that is adjacent a bottom end of the lace path. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295943

Article of footwear having a heel fixing system

An article of footwear includes a sole and an upper that includes a heel end, a toe end, a medial side, and a lateral side. The upper defines a throat opening between the medial and lateral sides, and the sole and the upper jointly defining a foot cavity. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295942

Increased access footwear

An article of footwear providing easy donning and doffing through a heel region. A heel cup is pivotably coupled with the footwear to articulate between an open configuration allowing easier access to a foot-receiving cavity and a closed configuration enclosing a heel region of the footwear. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295941

Running shoe having lacing

A running shoe includes medial and lateral eyelets arranged on the medial and lateral side in the longitudinal direction from the front foot area of the running shoe to the heel section, wherein in each case a medial eyelet and a lateral eyelet located at the same height in the longitudinal direction form an eyelet pair; reinforcing ribs are arranged on the medial and lateral side in the front foot area, wherein the reinforcing ribs are arranged at an acute rib angle to the longitudinal direction of the running shoe, and a lace having lace sections for lacing, wherein the lace is led through the eyelets in such a way that the lace sections extending from the eyelets of the first lace pair in relation to the front foot area, each run at an acute lacing angle to the longitudinal direction to at least one further eyelet closer to the heel section.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295940

Method and apparatus for one piece footwear construction

A bootie for use in a footwear item, a method of making the bootie, and a footwear item including the bootie are provided. The bootie provides the upper of the footwear item that will surround the wearer's foot. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295939

Footwear with improved upper

Flexible shoe extending between rear and front ends, between lateral and medial sides, and between the sole assembly and an upper end of an upper. The upper includes an outer shell including an inner and outer layers, the latter having a foot insertion opening with rear and front divisions, the latter extending between lateral and medial edges. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295938

Heel tip cushion with anchoring mechanism inside heel stem

A high heel footwear including a top lift having any one or more of a securing feature, an anti-rotation feature, an alignment feature, and a cushioning feature. The securing feature secures the top lift to the heel of the footwear so that during usage, the top lift remains securely in place against the heel stem. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295937

Insole for high-heeled footwear

Insole (28) for high-heeled footwear (26), wherein the insole (28) comprises a lifting structure (34) arranged to lift the metatarsal heads (24) and to flatten the angles of the metatarsal phalangeal joints (22).. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295936

Rocker shoes, rocker shoe development kit and method

A rocker shoe has a lower rocker surface extending across the plantar surface of the shoe sole from the heel and terminating short of the toe. A rocker shoe construction kit has a rigid or substantially rigid rocker piece having an upper surface for securing over a major portion of a lower plantar surface of the sole of a shoe upper and a lower surface of predetermined rocker shape, a cushioning layer for securing over the lower surface of the rocker piece, and a layer of tread material configured for securing over the lower surface of the cushioning layer and any exposed portion of the plantar surface of a shoe.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295935

Footwear with improved sole assembly

A flexible shoe including an outer sole assembly and an upper, the outer sole assembly including a damping sole extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, widthwise between a lateral side and a medial side, and heightwise from a lower surface to an upper surface, the lower surface having lower grooves, the upper surface having upper grooves, the lower grooves of the lower surface being opposite the upper grooves of the upper surface. The lower grooves of the lower surface and the upper grooves of the upper surface correspond to the main articulations of the foot. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295934

Soul structure for a flexible shoe

In a sole structure for a flexible shoe with a flexibly elastic mid-sole which comes at least partially into contact with the ground during walking and which has laterally open, channel-shaped elements which are oriented transversely with respect to its longitudinal direction and extend down towards the ground, wherein the mid-sole has a border strip bridging each of the channel-shaped elements, wherein the outwardly directed end faces of the channel-shaped elements are provided with horizontal predetermined fold notches, and wherein the channel-shaped elements are deformable vertically and/or in the longitudinal direction in the area of the border strip under the effect of forces that act vertically and/or in the longitudinal direction during walking, until their lateral openings become worn, wherein the predetermined fold notches have a vertical width corresponding to the height of the lateral openings of the channel-shaped elements and are each flush with the lateral openings of the channel-shaped elements.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295933

Article of footwear with extruded components

The disclosed embodiments relate to portions of an article of footwear formed from an extruded member. In certain embodiments, a sole or portion of a sole can be formed from one or more extruded members. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295932

Customizable therapeutic or occupational shoe sole and methods of manufacturing the same

A customizable therapeutic or occupational shoe sole and methods of producing the shoe sole are provided. The shoe sole includes an outsole, a midsole made from a shock absorptive material and an energy returner integrated with the midsole via an opening in the midsole. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295931

Corrective insole

A corrective insole having a bottom part including a posterior molded part formed at the position corresponding to the calcaneus, an anterior height part and a skinned part. The anterior height part is formed at a position corresponding to the head of the fifth metatarsal bone. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295930

Temperature regulating footwear

A footwear product with an integrated active temperature control system comprising: an upper; a sole comprising an insole comprising one or more thermo-conductive inserts or plugs; a midsole disposed between the insole and an outsole; wherein the midsole comprises one or more cooling elements selected from the group consisting of: an air flow cooling element, a liquid cooling element, a thermoelectric cooling element; and one or more heat sinks disposed in the midsole, outsole or between the midsole and outsole.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295929

Shoe with detachable upper

Apparatuses, systems and methods associated with a sandal with detachable upper are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method of securing a strap assembly to a sole of a shoe may include threading a first anchor of the strap assembly through an aperture of the sole and threading a second anchor of the strap assembly through the aperture. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295928

Shoe having multiple sole members

A shoe comprises a sole and an upper. The sole comprises a lower sole member and an upper sole member. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295927

Method, device and system for fitness tracking

A system, device and method for fitness tracking include one or more insoles, the one or more insoles having embedded therein a plurality of sensors; a computer having a processor and memory; and one or more code sets stored in the memory and executing by the processor, which, when executed, configure the processor to: receive, as inputs, data collected from the plurality of sensors embedded in the one or more insoles; filter the data; execute an evolutionary algorithm on the data, wherein the evolutionary algorithm converges the data from the plurality of sensors; and determine, based on the converged data, a total weight applied to the one or more insoles.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295926

Ventilated helmet preventing deposition of fog on a protective eyewear, and a method and use of the same

A ventilated helmet is provided. The helmet includes a shell defining a cavity, the shell having a front section provided with an opening to allow the wearer to see. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295925

Baseball helmet with visor

A helmet including a hard shell defining an exterior surface and an interior volume of space and including a bill. A visor including an engagement structure that is releasably attached to the bill wherein the visor does not pivot relative to the bill when engaged with the bill.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295924

Baseball helmet with visor

A helmet including a hard shell defining an exterior surface and an interior volume of space and including a bill. A visor including an engagement structure that is releasably attached to the bill wherein the visor does not pivot relative to the bill when engaged with the bill.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295923

Protective sports helmet

A protective sports helmet that includes an energy attenuating faceguard connection system, which includes at least one connector that secures the faceguard to the helmet shell without a connection point in the shell's brow region. The sports helmet can be configured as a football helmet to be worn by a player and where the lack of a brow region connection point results in a gap or clearance between the faceguard and the shell that has a functional interplay with the connector upon an impact to the faceguard. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295922

Football helmet with shell section defined by a non-linear channel

A protective helmet having an inner shell and an outer shell assembly. Internal padding contacts an inner surface of the inner shell and an energy absorbing layer is positioned between the inner shell and the outer shell assembly. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295921

Football helmet with movable flexible section

A protective helmet having an inner shell and an outer shell assembly. Internal padding contacts an inner surface of the inner shell and an energy absorbing layer is positioned between the inner shell and the outer shell assembly. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295920

Football helmet with pressable front section

A protective helmet having an inner shell and an outer shell assembly. Internal padding contacts an inner surface of the inner shell and an energy absorbing layer is positioned between the inner shell and the outer shell assembly. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295919

Helmet system and methods

One variation of a method for recording accidents includes: in a first mode, capturing a second video frame at a second time, storing the second video frame with a first sequence of video frames, captured over a buffer duration, in local memory in the helmet, removing a first video frame captured outside of the buffer duration from local memory, and rendering a subregion of the second video frame on a display arranged within the helmet; in response to detection of an accident involving the helmet, transitioning from the first mode into a second mode; in the second mode, capturing a second sequence of video frames, and storing the second sequence of video frames exceeding the buffer duration in local memory; and generating a video file from the first sequence of video frames and the second sequence of video frames stored in local memory.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295918

Multi-component helmet construction

A motorsport helmet includes a shell having a lower edge, a liner extending along an interior of the shell, and a support portion coupled to the shell and extending between the shell and the liner adjacent the lower edge. In some configurations, when the helmet is positioned on a dot standard no. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295917

Covered head support

A covered head support garment comprising a hood, cap, beanie, or any head-covering article for use by passengers of transportation vehicles is disclosed. The covered head support garment may offer the appearance and functionality of a standard hooded garment, such as a jacket, scarf, or shawl, while simultaneously offering a means for supporting the head of a resting passenger. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295916

Artificial eyelashes having a flattened root

Described are artificial eyelashes having a tip and an opposing root. Notably, the root is flattened on at least one side.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295915

Multiple technicians applying eyelash extensions

The present invention relates to eyelash extensions and, more particularly, to a method for applying eyelash extensions to a subject's natural eyelashes by multiple technicians where the multiple positioned are positioned on opposite sides of the subject and each technician works on one of the subject's eyes.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295914

Hairpiece having perimeter with pass-through openings

One hair addition has a net with a central portion, a perimeter portion encircling the central portion, an upper face, and a lower face. A polymer base having an outer boundary extends below the net lower face at the entire net perimeter portion. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295913

Induction heating methods for bonding seams

Methods for bonding a seam using an inductively heated structure are provided. A three-dimensionally conformable structure is placed upon materials at a location of a desired seam for a clothing article. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295912

Article of clothing having additional coverings for a single individual

An article of clothing adapted for use by a wearer, the article of clothing including an outer body and an inner body. The outer body includes a front sheet, a collar portion, a pair of sleeves, each sleeve extending from one side of the outer body. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295911

Pants/slacks/jeans with personal hygiene pocket

A pair of women's or ladies' pants, e.g., slacks or blue jeans, are provided with a small pocket sewn onto the pocket facing of one of the side pockets or front pockets, and configured to accommodate a feminine hygiene product such as a tampon. The personal pocket allows the personal hygiene product to be carried discreetly concealed, but readily available when needed. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295910

Medical/dental/utility glove with anti-fatigue and ergonomic improvement

The present invention is to an improved glove having both anatomically correlating stress relief zones and/or reinforced zones to add support in areas opposite the stress relief zones to keep bunching or slipping of the glove from interfering with the bending of the user's joints. The glove may have corrugated relief zones over some or all of the joints and knuckles of the hand, wherein the relief zones are formed of peaks and valleys. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295909

Garments with integrated gloves and pocket assembly

The embodiments herein provide an upper-body apparel design with a mechanism for folding integrated gloves under the sleeves of the apparel. The apparel comprises a pair of sleeves, a pocket on each of the sleeves, a pair of gloves and a hem finish. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295908

Electronic device holding system

An electronic device holding system for inhibiting an electronic device from being dropped includes an electronic device and a glove that is selectively worn. A receiver is coupled to the glove and a mounting unit is removably coupled to the electronic device. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295907

Pleated spray tan mask and method of donning

A pleated spray tan mask and method of donning is donned and attached around the face, so as to protect a user from inhaling undesired airborne particles or vapor while being spray tanned with tanning composition, and also to prevent tanning composition from coating the face. The mask comprises three panels that cover a portion of the face and perform independent functions for protecting against sprayed tanning compositions. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295906

Method and system for placing pre-cut nose wires in a facemask manufacturing process

A method and system are provided for placing nose wires in a facemask production line. A supply of individual pre-cut nose wires are supplied to a dispenser in the production line. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295905

Anti-chafing leg garment

An anti-chafing, anti-abrasion garment device is described. The device is configured to be worn between the thighs of a user, providing a buffer from skin-to-skin contact that can occur between the user's legs during movement. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295904

Chest waders with lighting feature

A pair of water-resistant or waterproof chest waders includes at least one light source mounted to at least one area on the chest waders. The light source has multiple lighting elements facing toward different angles, thereby providing light in a number of directions simultaneously.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295903

Protection system and method

This disclosure provides a protective gear and system for cushioning an object against falling. The protective gear includes a housing conforming to a portion of the object, an airbag disposed in the housing, a detector configured to detect a motion of the object; and a controller configured to generate an actuating signal to deploy the airbag if the motion is over a threshold. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295902

Sports garments with enhanced visual and/or moisture management properties

A garment, such as a sports uniform, may provide visibility zones and/or flicker zones to enhance the ability of teammates to perceive the wearer. Different zones on a garment may have different sets of visual properties that may contrast with one another and/or a visual background. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295901

Air cooling blower and air-cooled clothing on which air cooling blower is mounted

The present invention relates to an air cooling blower and a piece of air-cooled clothing on which the air cooling blower is mounted. An air intake port is provided on a first end side of a tubular fan case, and an air outlet is provided on a second end side. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295900

Athletic garments

Athletic garments comprising interchangeable top portions and bottom portions. The bottom portions may include an integrated or removable panty bottom portion to accommodate diapers, training pants, or other undergarments typically worn by young children. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295899

Dynamic elastic one-way water-guiding sportswear

A dynamic elastic one-way water-guiding sportswear is formed from a basic cloth. The basic cloth is made from a porous material having capable of dynamically adsorbing and transferring liquid water, and the dynamic transferring and guiding capability for liquid water of the basic cloth is determined based on the stretching ratio of the covered skin. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295898

Article of apparel

An article of apparel is configured to be worn on a torso of a wearer. The article of apparel includes a plurality of textile panels including a first textile panel and a second textile panel. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295897

Wearable article with removable module

An assembly includes a housing having a receptacle defining a chamber and an opening on a top side of the receptacle providing access to the chamber, such that the receptacle receives an electronic module within the chamber. First and second contact members have first and second contact pads, respectively, positioned outside the chamber on an underside of the receptacle opposite the top side and first and second arms, respectively extending from the first and second contact pads through a wall of the receptacle to form first and second electrical contacts exposed within the chamber. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295896

Wearable article with removable module

A system includes an electronic module containing an electronic component and a connector in communication with the electronic component, and a housing defining a chamber and having an opening providing access to the chamber to receive the electronic module. The housing has an interface for removable electronic connection to the connector of the module when the module is received in the chamber, and the housing further has a magnet connected to the housing. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295895

Wearable article with removable module

A manufacturing method a housing assembly including a receptacle defining a chamber and having an access opening providing access to the chamber to removably receive an electronic module within the chamber. The housing assembly further includes first and second contact members each having a contact pad positioned outside the chamber and an arm extending from the contact pad into the chamber to form electrical contacts of an interface exposed to the chamber. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295894

Fabric device

A fabric device includes a fabric and an electronic module. The fabric includes a fabric body configured to contact or to be worn on an object, and has a first surface configured to contact the object, and a second surface opposite to the first surface. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295893

Breast supporting devices and methods

The inventive subject matter provides breast supports that can advantageously be used with various types of bras to enhance the appearance and comfort provided. Contemplated breast supports include removable and insertable bra inserts, as well as breast supports that form a part of a bra. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295892

Garment for containing moisture compositions

A maternity or postpartum support-garment that includes at least one of a stretchable and/or compressive material, at least one generally cylindrical shaped upper portions, and at least one generally cylindrical shaped base portions is provided. The maternity or postpartum support garment may further include at least one ribbing sections located on at least one of the one or more generally cylindrical shaped upper portions or base portions. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295891

Undergarment covering a lower back area and abdomen of a wearer

A garment worn under the clothes of a wearer comprising a lower portion and an upper portion wherein a bottom edge of the upper portion is coupled to a top edge of the lower portion along a seam. The lower portion supports a pelvic area of the wearer. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295890

Vaporizer having induction heating and methods of using same

A vaporizer, including a removable panel; and a main body assembly such that the removable panel is removably attached to the main body assembly, wherein the main body assembly is further comprised of; a crucible/pan assembly such that a material to be vaporized is located within the crucible/pan assembly, an induction heater such that the induction heater is located adjacent to the crucible/pan assembly for induction heating of the crucible/pan assembly which in turn vaporizes the material to be vaporized located within the crucible/pan assembly, a removable battery assembly located adjacent to the induction heater, an electronics assembly operatively connected to the battery and the induction heater, and an interchangeable mouthpiece assembly operatively attached to the crucible/pan assembly for allowing vapors from the material to be vaporized to be inhaled by an end user.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295889

Vaporizer and power source

A vaporizer is configured to receive electric energy from an external power source, and apply that energy to atomize a vaporizing medium disposed within the vaporizer. The vaporizer may be sized and configured to fit within the downstem of a water pipe. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295888

Pod assembly and e-vapor apparatus including the same

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

10/18/18 / #20180295887

Electronic pipe with modified heat source

An electronic pipe includes a pipe section comprising an outer shell with a coil placed around and along the inside surface of the shell. The pipe section also may include a connector element coupled to a connector element on a battery section, with both connector elements structured to transmit an electric current from the battery to the coil. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295886

Inhalation device having security features

An inhalation device for inhaling a vaporized substance that provides security and/or childproof capability that includes an inlet, an outlet, a channel positioned between the inlet and outlet, a security mechanism capable of configuring the inhalation device in a locked mode and an unlocked mode, where the inhalation device is configured to vaporize an unvaporized substance when the security mechanism configures the inhalation device in the unlocked mode, where the security mechanism is configured to prevent the inhalation device from vaporizing an unvaporized substance when the security mechanism configures the inhalation device in the locked mode.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295885

Aerosol-generating article, aerosol-generating pellet, method for forming aerosol-generating pellets and aerosol-generating system comprising aerosol-generating pellets

The aerosol-generating article (9) comprises a casing (8) and a plurality of aerosol-generating particles (1) arranged in the casing. The aerosol-generating particles of the plurality of aerosol-generating particles comprise a core of susceptor material, which core of susceptor material is coated with aerosol-forming substrate. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295884

Electronic smoking device with two parallel flow paths having a constant total flow resistance

The invention relates to an electronic smoking device (10) with a first gas conduit (42) and a second gas conduit (46), wherein an atomizer (26) is arranged in the first gas conduit (42) and the second gas conduit bypasses the first gas conduit (42). In order to be able to change particle sizes of vapor provided by the atomizer (26), the electronic smoking device (10) is adapted to change flow resistances of the first and the second gas conduits (42, 44), while maintaining a total flow resistance of the first and the second gas conduits (42, 44).. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295883

Electronic vapour generating device

An electronic vapour generating device and cartridge for use therein is disclosed. The device comprises a housing defining a chamber for receiving a cartridge for holding a liquid for atomisation, and a power source for providing electrical power to an atomiser for atomising the liquid. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295882

Cartridge and device for an aerosol-generating system

There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge including: a liquid storage container containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate including at least one flavor object; an outlet; a filter disposed between the outlet and a portion of the liquid storage container including the at least one flavor object; and a liquid transport element, having a first part and a second part, movable from a first position to a second position, wherein in the first position the first part of the liquid transport element is external to the cartridge and adjacent the outlet, and in the second position the first part of the liquid transport element is internal to the cartridge and remote from the outlet.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295881

Cartridge for an aerosol-generating system

There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, including a housing configured to hold an aerosol-forming substrate and having an opening; and a heater assembly including at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing, wherein the at least one heater element defines a plurality of apertures configured to allow fluid to pass through the at least one heater element, and wherein apertures of the plurality of apertures have different sizes. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system, including an aerosol-generating device and the cartridge. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295880

Assembly drum and system and method using the same for the automated production of e-vapor devices

An assembler system for manufacturing vapor-generating articles may include a rotatable assembly drum including an outer face and a flute in the outer face. The flute is structured and arranged to hold a first section and a second section of the vapor-generating article. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295879

Reward-dispensing, cigarette-waste receptacle

A system comprising a housing having an input device configured to receive cigarette waste and a reward delivery device configured to dispense a reward in exchange for the cigarette waste.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295878

Slide push pack for smoking articles

A slide push pack for smoking articles and a method of packaging smoking articles are disclosed. The slide push pack includes an outer shell and an inner shell. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295877

One-piece stainless steel smoking pipe

A unitary smoking pipe made of stainless steel is provided. The one-piece stainless steel construction is adapted to distribute the heat from the bowl cavity portion of the smoking pipe to the remaining portion of the body. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295876

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods

Wrapper for cigarette manufacture includes transversely extending band regions applied by a printing technique, such as gravure printing. The band regions comprise starch, an anti-wrinkling agent such as 1,2 propylene glycol or glycerin, and optionally calcium carbonate. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295875

Aerosol generating article having mouthpiece with surface formations and removable tipping wrapper portion

There is provided an aerosol generating article (10) comprising an aerosol generating substrate (12), a mouthpiece (14) in axial alignment with the aerosol generating substrate (12), and a tipping wrapper (20) wrapped around the mouthpiece (14) and at least a portion of the aerosol generating substrate (12). The mouthpiece (14) comprises a mouthpiece wrapper (30) circumscribing one or more mouthpiece segments (16). ...

10/18/18 / #20180295874

Immobilized additive inserts

Delivery of additives in a smoking article is provided through thermally degradable, robust immobilized additive inserts. Additives can be immobilized in an elongated device or an insert, wherein the elongated device or the insert is sufficiently robust to allow the elongated device or the insert to be manually or machine inserted into a smoking article while maintaining the structure of the elongated device or the insert. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295873

Method of emptying a container filled with rod-like articles manufactured in the tobacco industry

Method of emptying a container filled with rod-like articles manufactured in the tobacco industry comprising the following stages: the container to be emptied is delivered to the entrance area of an intermediate store comprising adjacent channels separated from one another by walls; by means of supporting plates the rod-like articles are transferred from the container to the channels of the intermediate store; the channels of the intermediate store are filled with the rod-like articles; characterised in that during the transfer of the rod-like articles (r) from the container (5) to the channels (7) of the intermediate store (2) the intermediate store (2) makes a reciprocating motion in the horizontal direction, transversely to the axis of the rod-like articles.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295872

Apparatus for manufacturing a smokeless tobacco product incorporating an object, and associated method

An apparatus and associated method are provided for manufacturing a smokeless tobacco product including tobacco material and at least one object. A forming unit is configured to form a continuous supply of a pouch material into a continuous tubular member defining a longitudinal axis. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295871

Device and method for peeling beans

The present invention discloses a device and method for peeling beans and separating the hulls from the peeled beans. The device for peeling beans comprising a rough disc (3) in a bowl (2), driven by an electric motor (1), to abrasively impact beans in water. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295870

Roasting system with clean emissions and high thermal efficiency

A bean roasting system includes a roasting chamber, a blower, a variable diverter and a controller. The roasting chamber, the blower and the variable diverter each is disposed at least partially within a recirculating gas flow path. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295869

An edible composition

There is provided a food composition comprising at least one edible oil in a gel matrix wherein the composition is a flexible cohesive solid at a temperature in a range of from 3° to 6° c. The composition can contain cocoa solids and/or other edible ingredients such as food pastes, fruit preparations, jams and the like. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295868

Flavor extract of low-temperature-pressed peanut cake and method for using the same

The present invention provides a flavor extract of low-temperature-pressed peanut cake which is extracted from low-temperature-pressed peanut cake. In the flavor extract, the content of pyrazines flavor substances is not less than 55%, and the content of the aldehydes substances is not more than 15%. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295867

Method for preparing food products by means of co-extrusion, viscous gelling solution and system for co-extrusion of food products

The invention relates to a method for preparing food products by means of co-extrusion, wherein at least two casing material components are mixed to make a viscous gelling solution. This viscous gelling solution is subsequently co-extruded whereby the gelling solution is forming the external layer of an extruded strand of food dough. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295866

Legume/grain based food product with prebiotic/probiotic source

A minimally processed ready-to-eat legume/grain product is provided containing a significant amount of prebiotic fiber and a probiotic source or is consumed with a probiotic source for the prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory chronic conditions such as inflammatory, autoimmune chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), digestive disorders such chronic constipation, gastric acid reflux, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, some type of cancer, malabsorptive disorders, eczema as well mental health disorders such as anxiety disorder. The present invention is suitable for men and woman of all ages.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295865

Apparatus for cooking popcorn and method of controlling the same

A cooking apparatus may include a main body forming an outward appearance of the oven and having with a cooking room within the main body, a door on one side of the main body configured to selectively open and close the cooking room, a manipulation unit in and/or on an external surface of the main body, configured to enable a user to input a popcorn cooking command, a display displaying a cooking state according to the popcorn cooking command, a driving unit configured to heat a plurality of corn grains in the cooking room, a memory storing a popcorn cooking algorithm adapted to control the driving unit to cook the popcorn, and a control unit controlling the driving unit in response to the popcorn cooking algorithm. The control unit consecutively or continuously drives the driving unit for a first set time, intermittently drives the driving unit for a second set time after the first set time, and consecutively or continuously drives the driving unit for a third set time after the second set time.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295864

Method for converting organic byproducts into food-grade ingredients

Method and systems are provided for processing organic byproducts is provided. The method includes separating the organic byproducts into solid components and liquid components and processing the solid components, wherein the processing the solid components includes pasteurizing the solid components, and dehydrating the solid components to form a first material. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295863

Composition and method of preparing non-alcoholic beverage mixer

Disclosed herein are beverage compositions comprising a measured amount of lime juice, chili peppers and salt. The beverage composition to be marketed and sold as a non-alcoholic mixer for the subsequent addition of an alcoholic beverage, including beer and spirits. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295862

Process of preparing a wet pet food, wet pet food produced by the process and uses thereof

A process of preparing a sterilized wet pet food product is provided, as well as a sterilized wet pet food product provided by the process. Use of the wet pet food product to feed a companion animal is also contemplated.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295861

Wet pet food and processes of making and using the same

A wet pet food product is provided comprising 20-100 wt. % of a composite meat product and 0-80 wt. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295860

Eicosapentaenoic acid-producing microorganisms, fatty acid compositions, and methods of making and uses thereof

The present invention is directed to isolated microorganisms as well as strains and mutants thereof, biomasses, microbial oils, compositions, and cultures; methods of producing the microbial oils, biomasses, and mutants; and methods of using the isolated microorganisms, biomasses, and microbial oils.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295859

Glucanase production and methods of using the same

Methods and compositions are described for producing a glucanase in transgenic plants and then incorporating parts of the transgenic plants in animal feed. The feed glucanase enzyme displays activity across a broad ph range, and tolerance to temperatures that are often encountered during the process of preparing animal feeds. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295858

Method

A method of preparing a feed additive composition comprising: (a) admixing at least one proline tolerant tripeptidyl peptidase predominantly having exopeptidase activity wherein said proline tolerant tripeptidyl peptidase is capable of cleaving tri-peptides from the n-terminus of peptides having (i) (a) proline at p1; and (b) an amino acid selected from alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine or synthetic amino acids at p1; or (ii) (a′) proline at p1′; and (b′) an amino acid selected from alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine or synthetic amino acids or amines at p1′; and one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of a salt, polyol including sorbitol and glycerol, wheat or a wheat component, sodium acetate, sodium acetate trihydrate, potassium sorbate talc, polyvinyl alcohol (pva), benzoate, sorbiate, 1,3-propane diol, glucose, parabens, sodium chloride, citrate, metabisulfite, formate or a combination thereof; and (b) optionally packaging as well as uses of such proline tolerant tripeptidyl peptidases, feed additive compositions, feed additive kits, feeds or feedstuffs and/or premixes.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295857

L-cysteine-treated proteins with altered functionalities and preparations thereof

High-protein food additives are prepared by reacting a protein material with l-cysteine, or a derivative thereof, with homogenization and heating. The homogenization and heating is preferably carried out on an aqueously slurry of the protein material and l-cysteine. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295856

Chewing gum comprising nicotine

A nicotine chewing gum is disclosed, the nicotine chewing gum having gum base polymers, nicotine, and microcrystalline cellulose as a carrier for the nicotine, the gum base polymers include polyvinyl acetate and vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer in an amount of more than 90% by weight of the gum base polymers, and the gum base polymers include 20-95% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and 5-80% by weight of vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer. Also, a method for producing a nicotine chewing gum is disclosed.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295855

Chewable product and process for making same

The present disclosure concerns process for making chewable product using, as the main ingredient, a substantially dehydrated and/or a supplemented complex carbohydrate. The present disclosure provides the chewable products obtained as well as their use in confectionary or as delivery system for active ingredients.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295854

Apparatus and method for aeration of a food product

An apparatus (300) for aerating a food product, (200, 300) comprising a housing (10) with an inlet (100) for the food product and an outlet for the aerated food product, and, within the housing (10), first and second pairs (210, 220, 240) of a rotor and a stator each having complementary toothed rims orientated in opposition in the axial direction, and a gas injector (1) for injecting, at an upstream position relative to the first pair (210, 220) of a rotor and a stator, a gas in the food product to be aerated, wherein a further inlet (310) is provided for injecting, at a position between a pair (210, 220) and an adjacent pair (240) of a rotor and a stator, an additional composition to be mixed with the food product.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295853

Cocoa products based on unfermented cocoa beans and methods for preparing the same

Disclosed is a method for processing unfermented cocoa beans, comprising the steps of: (a) adding water to said unfermented cocoa beans 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) and a solid phase, said fat phase comprising cocoa butter as a major component and solids and/or water as minor components and said solid phase comprising cocoa powder and water; and (e) separately processing the three phases, which optionally comprises: separating cocoa butter from the fat phase, separating cocoa powder from the solid phase, and separating cocoa aroma and a polyphenolic powder from at least the water phase. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295852

Metastable, translucent flavor nanoemulsion and methods of preparing the same

A metastable, translucent flavor nanoemulsion is provided. The nanoemulsion contains a flavor oil phase, an aqueous phase, and a surfactant system containing a first lecithin and a second lecithin. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295851

Solid creamy food formulation based on olive oil, process for its preparation and uses thereof

The present invention concerns a solid creamy alimentary formulation based on olive oil comprising olive oil in an amount comprised between 50 and 90% by weight, fat of vegetable origin between 5 and 50% by weight, water between 0 and 25% by weight, emulsifying agents between 0.2 and 1.2% by weight, vegetable fibers for alimentary use between 0.2 and 1.5% by weight, organic acid for alimentary use between 0.01 and 0.15% by weight; a method of manufacturing and uses thereof.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295850

Emulsified cheese product

Provided are methods for producing a low-sodium emulsified cheese product using a citric acid source.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295849

Plant-based milk alternative composition and method

A plant-based milk alternative composition useful in various food and beverage products that approximates the nutritional and functional properties of dairy milk but does not contain dairy or lactose.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295848

Granulation of a stevia sweetener

A method for making a granulated stevia sweetener is described. The resulting sweetener has a desirably high solubility level.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295847

Manufacture of strained fermented dairy products

The invention relates to the manufacture of strained fermented dairy products. The invention allows improvements in the use of the materials and by-products as well as in the properties of the product obtained. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295846

Method for producing a dairy product

The present invention relates to a method for producing a dairy product using an enzyme having lactase activity.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295845

Needle cleaning system including a needle cleaning machine and a plurality of needles for injecting fluids into meat products

A needle cleaning system that backflushes an inner passage of needles (40) successively with a cleaning solution, such as caustic soda, pressurized air and a washing liquid. The needle cleaning machine has an airtight container (17) closed at the top by a support base (15) with holes (16) where a group of needles (40) are inserted in a position in which an upper portion of the needles, where an inlet opening is located, is outside the airtight container and a lower portion of the needles, where outlet ports are located, is inside the airtight container (17). ...

10/18/18 / #20180295844

Method and apparatus for pizza preparation

A method for preparation of a pizza which includes providing a crust having a peripheral edge; providing a preformed slice of cheese having (1) a substantially uniform thickness, (2) that is dimensioned and configured to extend over the crust and intermediate the peripheral edge thereof and (3) has a plurality of holes disposed therein. Thereafter, the step of positioning the preformed slice of cheese on the crust is followed by baking the crust and the preformed slice whereby gases trapped intermediate the preformed slice and the crust escape out through the holes in the preformed slice.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295843

Gluten-free laminated dough baked goods and methods of making same

The invention relates, in certain aspects, to a novel baking process that allows for the production of a gluten-free laminated baked good. In certain embodiments, the baked good of the invention has a look similar or indistinguishable from that of a conventional gluten-based baked good. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295842

Anthroquinone containing derivatives as biochemical agricultural products

Formulations containing anthraquinone derivatives with increased effectiveness as pesticides are provided. These formulations may comprise (a) a preparation comprising one or more anthraquinone derivatives having activity against plant pests; (b) one or more c2-c7 alcohols, or glycols or lactones; and (c) one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of a sulfate, ethoxylated fatty acid esters wherein said alcohols and surfactants are present in amounts effective to stability said preparation. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295841

Antifungal methylobacterium compositions and methods of use

Compositions comprising methylobacterium with anti-fungal activity, methods for controlling plant pathogenic fungi, and methods of making the compositions are provided.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295840

Silver nanoparticle-enhanced photosensitizers

The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods of killing fungi using a surface plasmon coupled to a photosensitizer. A nanostructure (10) may include a silver nanoparticle core (12), a mesoporous silica shell (14), and a photosensitizer (16). ...

10/18/18 / #20180295839

Herbicidal compounds

The present invention relates to compounds of formula (i) or an agronomically acceptable salt of said compounds wherein a1, a2, r1, r2, r3 and r4 are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of formula (i), and to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295838

Enhanced kill of sulfate reducing bacteria using timed sequential addition of oxyanion and biocide

A process is provided for the time dependent reduction and kill of cellular bacteria in a fluid by sequential exposure to nitrites and a low concentration of biocide. Oilfield water containing sulfate-reducing bacteria can be supplied with a timed sequential exposure of nitrite and biocide. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295837

Sprayable, aqueous alcoholic microbicidal compositions comprising zinc ions

Disclosed are pressurized surface treatment compositions which impart a microbicidal benefit to treated surfaces which compositions comprise (or in certain preferred embodiments may consist essentially of, or may consist of): a zinc ion source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, preferably a source of zn++ ions, at least lower alkyl aliphatic monohydric alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, a propellant; and, water. The compositions may further optionally include one or more further optional constituents such as a detersive surfactant and/or minor amounts of one or more constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, including one or more detersive surfactants wherein the compositions have ph of at least 5. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295836

Nanocomposite compositions comprising multi-valent metal material and immobilized quat material, methods of making the compositions and methods of using the compositions

A nanoparticle for use within a composition for treating tomatoes as well as other agricultural products comprises: (1) a first shell layer comprising a leachant permeable base material in addition to a multi-valent metal (i.e., typically copper) material; and (2) a second shell layer comprising a quat material. Due to the multi-valent metal material and the quat, the nanoparticle and the composition provide superior performance when treating tomatoes.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295835

Arthropod pest control compositions, kits and uses thereof

The present specification discloses arthropod pest control compositions comprising one or more hydrogel particles including one or more ph-sensitive polymers, methods and uses of controlling an arthropod pest population using such compositions.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295834

Cryopreservation method

Human biliary tree stem/progenitors (hbtscs) are being used for cell therapies of patients with liver cirrhosis. A cryopreservation method was established to optimize sourcing of hbtscs for these clinical programs and that comprises serum-free kubota's medium (km) supplemented with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso), ˜3% recombinant human albumin and 0.1% hyaluronans. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295833

Method for suppression of or protection from ischemia/reperfusion injury of organs for transplantation

The present application provides a method for preventing or protecting an organ from ischemia-reperfusion injury, the method comprising a step of perfusing an organ harvested for transplant ex vivo with a solution containing molecular hydrogen via a blood vessel thereof.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295832

Insect catching device

The frame (14) defines a cavity (16) adjacent to one adhesive face (17) of the pack of 20 adhesive sheets (13) so that insects present in the cavity (16) adhere to the adhesive sheet.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295831

Pest control system and associated method

A pest monitoring system and associated method includes pest monitoring devices for placement at a site and generating a signal upon detection of a pest, and a pesticide dispensing unit including a reservoir housing a diluent and a pesticide module housing a pesticide. A computer device remotely disposed to the pest monitoring devices receives generated signals therefrom, analyzes environmental and historical factor data for the site to determine an amount and placement location of the pest monitoring devices for monitoring the site, and directs deployment of the pest control monitoring devices according to the analysis. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295830

Carbon dioxide underwater delivery device and supplementation system

A delivery device and system to supplement co2 in an underwater environment without the need for electricity or the use of compressed co2. The device consists of a container containing a biological organism such as mycelium and including an exit portal for co2 to enter the underwater environment. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295829

Angling event detecting and reporting apparatus

Provided herein is an angling event detecting and reporting apparatus to identify and report angling events, the apparatus comprising an angling event sensor adapted to be located in the reel of a fishing rod and generating data indicative of a parameter of the rod or reel when the rod or reel is in use. Additionally, there may be at least one processor in communication with the angling event sensor programmed to identify an angling event based on the data indicative of a parameter of the rod or reel.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295828

Apparatus for monitoring angling events and identifying when a fish is on the line

Provided herein is an apparatus to identify angling events such as when a fish is on the line. The system includes an angling event sensing device with a sensor to generate data indicative of a fishing rod, reel or line and a processor to identify when a fish is on the line based on the data.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295827

System for providing angling recommendations and data

Provided herein is a system to generate angling recommendations associated with detected angling events associated with a user's use of a fishing rod and reel. The system includes an angling event sensing device, a processor, a mobile device in communication with the processor or the angling event sensing device, and a recreation monitoring platform to receive the angling event and data from the user's angling event sensing device and a plurality of other angling event sensing devices and make a recommendation.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295826

Systems for sensing angling events and making angling recommendations

Provided herein is a system to sense angling events and make angling recommendations associated with a user's use of a fishing rod, reel and line. The system includes an angling event sensing device, a processor, a mobile device in communication with the processor or the angling event sensing device, and a recreation monitoring platform to receive the angling event and data and make a recommendation based on an angling event of input from the user.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295825

Snubberless spincast reel

A spincast reel having at least one camming control member device that is operably connected to the activation button and the pickup pin camming control member device to control the extension and retraction of the pickup pin during casting, unspooling, and retrieving operations of the reel.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295824

Drag adjustment assembly for a star drag reel

A drag adjustment assembly includes a lever arm unit, a nut, a first keyed structure, a second keyed structure and a spring. The lever arm unit forms a housing and includes at least one keyway. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295823

Artificial bait for fishing, using attractant

The present invention relates to artificial bait for fishing, using an attractant and, more specifically, to artificial bait for fishing, using an attractant and comprising: an artificial bait body having an accommodation space therein, and having an inlet hole through which water flows into the accommodation space by water pressure during fishing; and an attracting agent made of an attractant and insertably and separably provided in the accommodation space, such that the water flowing through the inlet hole comes in contact with the attracting agent so as to discharge the attractant to the outside through a discharge hole of the artificial bait body.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295822

High-throughput mouse model for optimizing antibody affinities

Described herein are compositions (e.g. Cells and transgenic animals) and methods relating to engineered ig loci that permit expression of particular antibodies or antibody segments while still permitting recombination and/or maturation process for antibody optimization.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295821

Transgenic animals

The present invention relates inter alia to fertile non-human vertebrates such as mice and rats useful for producing antibodies bearing human variable regions, in which endogenous antibody chain expression has been inactivated.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295820

Genetically modified non-human animals and methods of use thereof

Genetically modified non-human animals expressing human sirpα and human il-15 from the non-human animal genome are provided. Also provided are methods for making non-human animals expressing human sirpα and human il-15 from the non-human animal genome, and methods for using non-human animals expressing human sirpα and human il-15 from the non-human animal genome. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295819

Genetically modified rat models for severe combined immunodeficiency (scid)

This invention relates to the engineering of animal cells, preferably mammalian, more preferably rat, that are deficient due to the disruption of tumor suppressor gene(s) or gene product(s). In another aspect, the invention relates to genetically modified rats, as well as the descendants and ancestors of such animals, which are animal models of human cancer and methods of their use.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295818

Transgenic non-human animal expressing human specific molecule and human fcy receptor family

It is an object of the present invention to provide a transgenic non-human animal, which can appropriately evaluate properties, pharmacological effects and safety of a molecular targeted substance or targeted drug to a human specific molecule, and to provide a method for producing the transgenic non-human animal, which comprises a gene encoding a human specific molecule and a gene encoding a human fcγ receptor family, both genes being introduced in the animal, thereby expressing the gene encoding a human specific molecule and the gene encoding a human fcγ receptor family.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295817

Methods of agent delivery into eggs and embryos of egg-producing aquatic animals for drug screening, agent toxicity assay and production of infertile fish

Methods are provided for delivery of at least one agent into egg(s) from an egg-producing aquatic animal including contacting fertilized or unfertilized egg(s) from said egg-producing aquatic animal with the at least one agent in the presence of a guanidine-containing compound capable of enhancing the permeability of the chorion of the egg(s). Methods are provided for the drug screening and compound toxicity assays. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295816

System and method for treating fish

A system and method for removing parasites from fish. Individual fish pass in a conduit and a plurality of arms are associated with the conduit circumferentially spaced with respect to each other. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295815

Honey collection and extraction system and method

A honey collection and extraction system includes a honey collection assembly including a housing, a helical honey frame, at least one top brood box, at least one bottom brood box, a first queen excluder, a second queen excluder and a plurality of gears; and honey extraction assembly including a helical body, a head attachment having a honeycomb cutting apparatus, an extraction pipe and a power source. The honey collection and extraction system is useful for providing improved honey collection means and a means for time efficient, no-mess honey extraction.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295814

Portable bird feeder

A bird feeding device is provided. The device comprises the ability to house food for attracting and feeding birds and other animals. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295813

Horse riding saddle comprising at least one sensor

Disclosed is a horse riding saddle including a saddle tree disposed in a cover, the saddle tree including an arch that forms a pommel. The saddle includes at least one sensor positioned in the saddle, close to the pommel, and connected to the saddle tree (20) by way of a complete connection.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295812

Intelligent animal containment system

An animal containment system can intelligently control an animal with at least an animal device attached to an animal. Activating the animal device allows for detection of the position of the animal. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295811

Pet chew toy for dental self-cleaning by domestic pets

A pet chew toy allowing for the self-cleaning of teeth by domestic pets. The pet toy includes one or more cavities into which a pet's teeth may engage, and the inner and outer surfaces of the cavities may have scrubbing elements designed to enhance removal of plaque and other unhygienic products from a pet's teeth and gums. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295810

Animal bathing assembly

An animal bathing assembly includes a box that may have an animal positioned therein. The box is selectively filled with a fluid thereby facilitating the animal to be bathed in the fluid. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295809

Livestock management system and management method for livestock

The stay determination unit determines, on the basis of data regarding a plurality of individual identification signals transmitted from a transmission apparatus that is attached to a livestock animal and transmits the individual identification signal made corresponding to the livestock animal, whether or not the livestock animal is staying within a target region corresponding to the individual identification signal.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295808

Intelligent water dispensing system for pets

A system and method relates to providing water to and for animals. More specifically, the present invention relates to an automated method and system for providing water and nutritional supplements to and for animals without burdensome attendance or intervention by the system user. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295807

Interactive device for animals and method therefor

An interactive device for animals including an ejecting device, a network communication device and a controller is provided. The ejecting device includes a recess for storing an object. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295806

Pet feeding dish assembly

A pet feeding dish assembly which includes an upstanding circumferential wall extending around and defining a concave chamber within the circumferential wall. The walls having an inner face and an outer face and a stop is disposed on the outer face of said circumferential wall. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295805

System for thermal comfort of animals in a livestock farming enclosure

Disclosed is a system for thermal comfort of animal in a livestock farming enclosure, which includes: at least one comfort mattress which includes at least one resilient layer including a plurality of sealed cavities which are parallel to one another; a heat-transfer fluid, intended for filling the sealed cavities; a unit for generating a circulation of the heat-transfer fluid inside the sealed cavities; and optionally a unit for regulating the temperature of the heat-transfer fluid.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295804

Hemp cultivar tm1

One embodiment relates to seed and plants of hemp cultivar tm1. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of hemp cultivar tm1, and to methods for producing a hemp plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another hemp plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295803

Lettuce variety 41-503 rz

The present invention relates to a lactuca sativa seed designated 41-503 rz. The present invention also relates to a lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 41-503 rz seed. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295802

Tomato rootstock dr9011tx

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr9011tx. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr9011tx 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. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295801

Genetic markers associated with drought tolerance in maize

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods and compositions for identifying, selecting, and/or producing drought tolerant maize plants or germplasm. Maize plants or germplasm that have been identified, selected, and/or produced by any of the methods of the presently disclosed subject matter are also provided.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295800

Vertically oriented modular aerohydroponic systems and methods of planting and horticulture

Vertically oriented modular systems and methods for horticulture using stackable, removable containers dimensioned according to the fibonacci sequence and configured to hold plants with or without sub-containers with roots wholly or partially submerged in aqueous nutrient solution for aerohydroponic growth with intake and outtake apertures and at least one conduit to deliver, air, and/or aqueous nutrient solution in fluid communication with other stacked containers, and adjustable baffling to control nutrient solution delivery. The containers are releasably divisible across the face of the container to promote removal, harvest and transplantation without disrupting or damaging plant roots. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295799

Vertical hydroponic horticulture system

Various embodiments of vertical hydroponic horticulture systems are provided that maximize space saving features and provide improved convenience and recyclability. The hydro-ponic systems disclosed herein use a simple flexible mesh tube that can be tied at the bottom, and optionally tied at the top, and filed with a suitable growing medium for hydroponic agriculture. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295798

Beverage coaster with integrated plant pot

A beverage coaster with an integrated plant pot is disclosed, that is configured for watering a plant or plurality of plants with condensation from a beverage container. In an example, the beverage coaster includes a catch basin, and a lattice to support the beverage container above the catch basin, wherein condensation on the beverage container provides water to a reservoir adjacent the catch basin. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295797

Precipitation sensing to vary irrigation schedules

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for varying irrigation schedules for a watering system (e.g., sprinkler system) based on detected precipitation. In one example, a system includes a rain sensor for detecting rain in a location where the rain sensor outputs a continuous rain signal when saturated with a threshold level of rain. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295796

Decoder systems and methods for irrigation control

An irrigation system comprises an irrigation controller that receives user input and provides a power signal and command and message data to an encoder. The encoder encodes the command and message data onto the power signal to provide a data encoded power waveform that is sent over a two-wire path. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295795

Debris tolerant drip emitter

There is provided a drip emitter for providing low flow irrigation. The drip emitter includes a mixing chamber system to maintain flow of debris with the fluid flowing through the emitter. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295794

Delayed-activation, hydration maintenance apparatus and method

A composite, time-delayed, polymer-coated, granulated material for maintaining hydration in plants is formulated to delay acceptance of water in order to operate in drilling, plugging, and disking equipment used for aeration, soil amendment, or both. Whether potted or outdoors, whether relying on a third-material binder or a small, hydrated portion of the polymer itself as a binder, the material may be injected or otherwise placed below the surface of soils. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295793

Mulch film with stretching guide and method of use

A biodegradable, degradable or bio-polymer mulch film comprising a stretching guide operatively attached thereto is provided. The stretching guide may comprise a mark on a surface of the film or a built-in/integrated tension monitor. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295792

System and method for automated plant training

In accordance with embodiments of the invention, there are provided automated plant training systems and related methods. An automated plant training system is designed to train medium to tall plants to grow in a height restricted space by adjusting the plant's direction of growth through the use of phototropism. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295791

Earth wall having a pocket structure for receiving vegetation

A pocket structure for receiving containerized plants is sloped and hung from a wire of a wire basket. The pocket structure includes hooks, an irrigation fitting and corresponding drip channel to transmit water toward the rear of the pocket, and slots in the walls. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295790

Fence panel

This invention relates to a fence panel and in particular to a fence panel that includes one or more support structures for supporting plants. A fence panel comprises a frame including a pair of upright frame members and a pair of rails, the rails extending between the upright frame members, and the frame defining a plane of the fence panel; a screen attached to the frame; and one or more support structures pivotally connected to the frame, an axis of rotation of said pivotal connection being substantially horizontal and said pivotal connection being proximate an edge of the support structure, wherein the or each support structure is rotatable about said pivotal connection between a closed position and an open position, an angle between the support structure and the plane of the fence panel being greater in the open position than in the closed position.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295789

Control system for a canopy

A method includes receiving a treatment temperature from a user device; positioning a tree within a treatment region of a canopy; flowing a fluid from a hot fluid generating system to the canopy; spraying the fluid from the hot fluid generating system into the treatment region of the canopy; and selectively enabling and disabling a fluid flow from the hot fluid generating system to the canopy to maintain the treatment temperature within the treatment region of the canopy.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295788

Light sources adapted to spectral sensitivity of plants

A method of stimulating plant growth in a controlled environment that includes providing a lighting assembly having a network of lighting elements such as light emitting diodes (leds) that provide light at a color tailored for an individual plant. The lighting assembly is positioned adjacent a plant such that the light produced is received by the plant. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295787

Light sources adapted to spectral sensitivity of plant

A method of stimulating plant growth in a controlled environment that includes providing a lighting assembly having a network of lighting elements such as light emitting diodes (leds) that provide light at a color tailored for an individual plant. The lighting assembly is positioned adjacent a plant such that the light produced is received by the plant. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295786

Self-powered lights for photosynthetic cultures

Various examples of methods and systems are provided for increasing productivity of one or more photosynthetic cultures via self-powered light systems. In one example, a system includes a waterproof casing and a light module enclosed within the waterproof casing. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295785

Liquid-cooled led plant growing systems and methods

A controlled-environment plant growing systems are described. The system may include a plant growing enclosure, a liquid-cooled led unit, an air cooler unit, an air heater unit, a heat exhaust unit, a recirculation pump, a chiller, and a controller. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295784

Gels and devices for preservation of cut flowers

This invention provides systems and methods of preserving cut plants. The system can include a container partly full of a gel media covered with a liquid media, meeting the initial high liquid demand of cut plants, while providing spill control for shipping and handling. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295783

Method for monitoring growth of plants and generating a plant grow schedule

One variation of method for monitoring growth of plants within a facility includes: aggregating global ambient data recorded by a suite of fixed sensors, arranged proximal a grow area within the facility, at a first frequency during a grow period; extracting interim outcomes of a set of plants, occupying a module in the grow area, from module-level images recorded by a mover at a second frequency less than the first frequency while interfacing with the module during the period of time; dispatching the mover to autonomously deliver the module to a transfer station; extracting interim outcomes of the set of plants from plant-level images recorded by the transfer station while sequentially transferring plants out of the module at the conclusion of the grow period; and deriving relationships between ambient conditions, interim outcomes, and final outcomes from a corpus of plant records associated with plants grown in the facility.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295782

Portable grain silo

A flexible portable silo for storing grains and bulk materials, comprising a flexible cylindrical wall and a flexible conical roof made of a flexible, foldable, tension bearing sheet membrane, and a single pressure bearing post, with outriggers installed at the top of the post. The flexible cylindrical wall and conical roof are then draped over the outriggers and post and filled with grain or other bulk material.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295781

Identification filament with baler binding material

A bale identification assembly for use with an agricultural baler having a first supply roll mounted on the baler providing a binding material used by the knotter system to bind the formed bale, wherein the binding material on the first supply roll is free of identification tags. The bale identification assembly includes a second supply roll mounted on the baler providing an identifying filament. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295780

Bale forming and wrapping apparatus and method with a pivotal web pusher

A bale forming and wrapping apparatus and method which forms a bale in a bale forming chamber. The bale in the bale forming chamber is wrapped by means of a wrapping device. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295779

Bale turning apparatus for a bale processor

A method of loading bales into a bale processing chamber of a bale processor. The bale processing chamber is mounted on a chamber frame mounted on wheels for travel on a ground surface in a forward operating travel direction. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295778

Crop cart loading system

A crop cart loading system for loading a crop. The crop cart loading system generally includes a hopper having a floor and a sidewall extending from the floor to an upper edge thereof. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295777

Header with a crop divider disc

A header has a frame with opposing, upright side panel assemblies, a transverse cutting bar disposed between the upright side panel assemblies, and plural rotary cutters. Each of the upright side panel assemblies has a bearing mounted to an outboard side of the upright side panel assembly with a single, circular disc freely-rotatable about the bearing.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295776

Combine harvester unloading system

A combine harvester including a grain tank having an auger trough in which a screw conveyor of an unloading system is disposed. The screw conveyor is operable to define an upturning side and a downturning side. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295775

Trimmer head

A trimmer head having an upper case having a fastening portion formed with an upper fastening hole for coupling the rotating shaft to a center of the upper case; a lower case formed with a lower fastening hole at its center and the lower case being coupled to the upper case; a body portion positioned in a cavity between the upper case and the lower case; and a plurality of cutting means coupled to the body portion so as to be rotatable at one end thereof, wherein the upper case and the lower case are further connected to each other by a plurality of elastic media and are spaced apart by the tension of the elastic medium when the upper case and the lower case are separated from each other.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295774

Carrier assembly

A carrier assembly for an operating unit of an agricultural machine includes a carrier arm, a suspension system for suspending an operating unit from the carrier arm and a mounting structure for mounting the carrier arm on a carrier vehicle. A pivot mechanism enables pivoting movement of the carrier arm relative to the mounting structure, and a first actuator drives pivoting movement of the carrier arm between a working position and a transport position. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295773

Peanut digger-shaker-inverter

A digger-shaker-inverter is for harvesting root plants is provided. The digger-shaker-inverter includes a frame and a row unit. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295772

Bulb planter

The bulb planter employs a pair of members which cooperate to form a generally cylindrical structure with a working end in a closed position. One member pivots to an open pivoted position wherein the members separate at the working ends. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295771

Method for operating a harvesting machine with the aid of a plant growth model

A method for operating a harvesting machine for harvesting a crop in a field, at least one operating value for a working part of the harvesting machine being determined in dependence on at least one plant property of the crop. The plant property is mapped in a plant growth model, the plant growth model modelling a development over time of the plant property and determining a predictive value or a predictive characteristic of the plant property for the time of the harvest.. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295770

Implement with forward folding wing frames

An implement has right and left pivotally attached tool bar frames movable from an operating position extending laterally to a transport position extending forward from the connecting pivot axis. Right and left hitch arms are pivotally attached about vertical axes at rear ends to spaced apart locations the right and left tool bar frames and extend forward and inward when the tool bar frame is in the operating position. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295769

Multi-function hydraulic control of tool carrier assembly

A tool carrier has a carrier frame and ground tools, and a front end of the carrier frame is connected to a wheel supported tool bar frame. A crank arm is pivotally attached to the tool bar frame about a crank axis oriented horizontally and perpendicular to an operating direction. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295768

Tine harrow

A tine harrow has a plurality of harrow tines mounted on and downwardly depending from a harrow frame. The tines are configured to be movable between a lowered position and a raised position, and at least one tine lowerable or raiseable to a different relative position in relation to a surface of a field than others of the tines. ...

10/18/18 / #20180295767

Unterface attachment system and method

The unterface system disclosed includes a machine-unique down-facing component adapted to connect ag-machine structures, hydraulics, dc power and can network matingly with an attachment-unique up-facing component fixed to the attachment whereby the attachment is efficiently, fully and safely operable as an ordered combination with the ag-machine and its various control networks.. . ...

10/18/18 / #20180295766

Two-handled shovel

A utility apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a first end and a second end, a utility head affixed to the second end of the elongated shaft and a first handle affixed to the first end of the elongated shaft. The utility apparatus further includes a secondary shaft affixed to the elongated shaft along a middle third of the elongated shaft and extending rearwards generally toward the first handle. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289225

Vacuum cleaner

. . . . . . A vacuum cleaner capable of detecting a shape of an object with high precision. A vacuum cleaner includes a main casing, driving wheels, a control unit, a plurality of cameras, an image generation part, and a shape acquisition part. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289224

Automatic towel dispenser

A towel dispenser includes a housing for receiving toweling. The housing includes a main body; a loading door that is configured to rotate relative to the main body between a closed position and an open position; and a guide system that includes a first roller attached to the main body and a second roller attached to the loading door. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289223

Sequentially activated multi-diaphragm foam pumps, refill units and dispenser systems

A foam dispenser includes a housing, a drive motor, and a foam pump. The foam pump includes a pump housing, and a molded multi-chamber diaphragm. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289222

Pump for dispensing fluids

A pump for dispensing a fluid product from a product container, includes a unitary pump body defining an axis and including a pump chamber, a pump inlet and a pump outlet. The pump chamber is collapsible over an axially directed pumping stroke from an initial condition to a collapsed condition and is biased to return to its initial condition in a return stroke. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289221

Liquid soap dispenser

A liquid soap dispenser that includes: a soap chamber, where the soap chamber includes a spring and a plunger; a supply line connected to the soap chamber at one end and a soap container at a second end, where said spring and plunger are adapted to activate flow of soap from the soap container through the supply line to the soap chamber; a base plate, where the base plate supports the soap chamber; a face plate engaged with the soap chamber, where the face plate; and a soap orifice below the face plate, where the soap orifice supplies a flow of soap from the soap chamber. The liquid soap dispenser may further include a first check valve at the connection of the supply line to the soap chamber and a second check valve, where the second check valve controls flow of soap from the soap orifice.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289220

Toiletry item stand

A toiletry item stand includes a body having a first leg, a second leg, an upper portion, and an item receiving channel defined between the first and second legs. Each of the first leg and second leg terminate at a surface engagement section configured to engage a support surface upon which the toiletry item stand is placed, the surface engagement sections being separated by the item receiving channel. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289219

Apparatus and assembly for the cleaning and cooking of seafood and crustacea

An apparatus for cleaning and cooking seafood or crustacea has a container with an interior volume defined by wall, a basket removably received in the interior volume of the container, a pipe positioned adjacent to the wall and having a plurality of apertures adapted to direct a flow of water toward a portion of the wall spaced from the pipe such that the flow water creates a cyclonic path in the basket within the container, and a connector fluid equally connected to the pipe and having a portion extending outwardly of the wall of the container. The wall of the container has a taper that matches a taper of the wall of the basket. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289218

Oscillating blade food processor with cutting accessories

The invention described herein is directed to a food processing assembly having an upright or tower configuration with a blade support member and a blade member engaged with a top portion of the tower. In one example embodiment, the food processing assembly is configured to process food received in an inlet chute using a blade assembly located on the blade member that is operated in an oscillating mode.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289217

Flue assembly and splash back panel for a cooking appliance

The present invention provides a deep fat fryer separating the flue from the splash back panel and with a flue opening directed not upwardly, but rearwardly from the flue. By arranging the flue opening on the rear wall, the opening is protected from grease fallback (e.g., dripping from an overhead exhaust hood) or other foreign objects falling into the opening. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289216

Automated fryer

A fryer includes a cooking chamber for holding a cooking medium at least one heating element positioned within the cooking chamber, and a chain conveyor for selectively advancing food product through the cooking chamber along a movement path. The chain conveyor includes first and second chains coupled together by a plurality of baskets extending therebetween. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289215

Temperature homogenization, protection, and grease guide structure of barbecue grill

Disclosed is a temperature homogenization, protection, and grease guide structure of a barbecue grill, including at least one burner, a grate, and a grease guide and temperature barrier board. The burner includes a heat generation section and is arranged in an inclined, upward-facing manner in a barbecue grill. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289214

Fogatta, la caja boricua

Imagine a marriage between a regular cooking oven, and a charcoal bbq. What would come out of this 2 if we crossed them? an apparatus with the convenience of use of an oven, and the great flavors and aromas of a bbq. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289213

Toaster

The invention provides an appliance for making a hollow toasted food product. The appliance includes a pair of opposed parts which is hingedly connected along one side such that opposed surfaces can, in use, be folded onto each other, a heating element in heat communication with each surface, a hollow formed in one or each opposed heating surface, such that a cavity is formed when the parts are folded closed onto each other, and wherein the opposed edges of each hollow is proximate each other, when closed. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289212

Apparatus and method for preparing food ingredients with hot air and fluid introduced thereinto

The present application relates to an air based fryer (1) for preparing food ingredients. The air based fryer comprises a food preparation chamber (2), an air heater (3) for heating air in the food preparation chamber (2) and a fan (4) for circulating a flow of hot air in the food preparation chamber (2). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289211

Pancake mold

A cooking utensil includes a cylindrical body constructed with silicone rubber. The body includes a first flat face surface including a planar surface across an entirety of a first side of the body configured to be placed upon a flat cooking surface and a second surface of the cooking utensil. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289210

Three wire, wire chafing stand

A chafer wire stand of three lengths of wire has one length of wire as an upper loop and the other two substantially identical to each other, as well as being mirror images of themselves. These two lengths of wire are laid out perpendicular to each other, and each end thereof attaches to the upper loop. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289209

Toaster with adjustable conveyor

A conveyor toaster includes a conveyor assembly with a bracket and a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt rotates about first and second gears. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289208

Bottle top liquid infusion system

A liquid infusion system has an infusion chamber with open top and bottom ends. The top end has a removable cover. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289207

Delivery unit for an apparatus for making a beverage and apparatus comprising that delivery unit

This disclosure relates to a delivery unit (1) for an apparatus for making a beverage, in particular for making an espresso coffee. The delivery unit (1) comprises a cup-shaped body (2) delimiting an inner chamber (20), the cup-shaped body (2) comprising a lateral wall (21) and a bottom wall (23). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289206

Beverage preparation device with disk valve and operating method

A beverage preparation device (1) having a disk valve (6), comprising a valve housing (12) and a disk stack (7) arranged therein, having a cover disk (8) that has at least one fluid opening, configured as a fluid inlet opening, for fluid (5), in particular water and/or steam, and having at least one control disk (10) that is arranged on a side of the cover disk (8) facing away from an outer end side of the cover disk (8), wherein the control disk (10) is rotatable, manually and/or by means of a drive, about an axis of rotation (r) relative to the cover disk (8) between different selection positions, wherein a pressure chamber (15) is formed outside the fluid opening (11), within which pressure chamber (15) a contact pressure (p) is exertable, by means of the fluid (5) flowing therethrough, on the outer end side (14) of the cover disk (9) along the axis of rotation (r) in the direction of the control disk (10), and wherein the pressure chamber (15) is bounded in the radial direction with respect to the axis of rotation (r) by an elastomer seal (13), which is supported on the cover disk (8) in the axial direction, and wherein a pressure-chamber cross-sectional area enclosed by the elastomer seal (13) and/or the pressure-surface portion (17), able to be loaded with hydraulic pressure, of the outer cover disk (8) next to the fluid opening (11) corresponds to at least 20% of the axial projection surface of the cover disk (8), and/or is greater than a fluid-opening cross-sectional area of the fluid opening (11).. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289205

Method and apparatus for cartridge-based carbonation of beverages

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

10/11/18 / #20180289204

Capsule based system for preparing and dispensing a beverage

The present invention relates to dispensing of a substance from a container by means of a dispensing apparatus. Specifically, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to (1) a container and (2) the automated method for opening such container and (3) the automated method of dispensing of the contents from such container into a customer receptacle or glass.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289203

Machine for dispensing an ice beverage

A machine (1) for dispensing an ice beverage in the form of a pourable homogenous mixture of ground ice, liquid and flavour ingredients such as fruit, vegetables, fruit juice, milk, yoghurt or the like. The machine (1) includes a blending unit (3) for blending the constituents of the ice beverage, and an ice dispensing unit (5) for supplying ice to the blending unit (3). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289202

Coffee powder distribution device

A coffee powder distribution device includes a rotary member. The rotary member includes a shaft and a plurality of blades. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289201

Capsule, a system for preparing a potable beverage from such a capsule and use of such a capsule in a beverage preparation device

A capsule containing a substance for the preparation of a potable beverage. The capsule comprises an aluminum capsule body having a side wall and an outwardly extending flange and a sealing member at the outwardly extending flange for providing a fluid sealing contact with an enclosing member of a beverage preparation device. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289200

Collection receptacle for collecting insoluble material that is used for preparing beverages, as well as infusion device with such a collection receptacle

The present invention relates to a collection receptacle for collecting insoluble material that is used for preparing beverages by means of an infusion device, wherein the infusion device comprises a container with an open end and a closed end for holding the beverage and the insoluble material. A piston-filter arrangement can be inserted into the container via the open end and can be moved toward the closed end. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289199

Turkish coffee machine

The present invention relates to a turkish coffee cooking and servicing machine whose inner side is heated by means of a heater (15) and having a cooking chamber (10) wherein a coffee mixture including turkish coffee, water and optionally sugar is cooked and having a pushing head (13) defining the base of the cooking chamber (10) and which moves vertically between at least one cooking position (i) and a service position (ii) where the coffee mixture in the cooking chamber (10) is raised to the level of the discharge outlet (11) in order to transfer said coffee mixture, provided in the cooking chamber (10), to a beverage vessel through a discharge outlet (11) for servicing when the cooking is completed.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289198

Passive metering for pour-over coffee brewing

In pour-over brewing, a vessel containing water can be suspended over a brew basket so that the water can drain, under gravity, into the brew basket and onto the coffee, and the water level in the brew basket is used to regulate the flow of water from the vessel. A vessel that is closed, other than the mouth thereof, and containing brew-heated water, is suspended over the brew basket so that the water can drain from the mouth of the vessel into the brew basket and into the ground coffee to brew liquid coffee, which drains into a container. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289197

Cold brew beverage brewing systems

A cold brew coffee apparatus has a first container, a second container, a centerpiece connector, and a filter. Preferably the filter is positionable within the first container such that it divides the filter interior volume from the remainder of the first container interior volume. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289196

Curtain rod embellishment apparatus

The present invention uses a curtain rod embellishment apparatus to display, elegant, interchangeable, ornamental embellishments for visual enjoyment. The concept is an alternative for using tassels, scarf's, cornices or beads to compliment windows and room decor. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289195

Swinging tree

A swinging tree is provided with a base portion and a tree portion. The base portion has a rotation driver. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289194

Altar and planter table

The invention provides a simple, bi-level, three-legged table that can be used as an altar or a planter table. A table of the invention has a table top, three supporting legs mounted to the underside of the table top, a single shelf mounted beneath the table top to a portion of each of the three legs, and optionally, an emblem representing a monotheistic or polytheistic religion for use as an altar.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289193

Storage bucket

A storage bucket has a storage member and a supporting assembly. The storage member has a body, a holding portion, and two slip-proof elements. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289192

Play mat with decorative elements matching dÉcor

A multi-layer play surface comprises a plurality of layers, wherein at least one layer is a decorative outer layer selected based on one or more environmental factors, and at least one bottom layer comprising a slip-resistant outer surface.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289191

Floor coverings and floor covering systems and methods of making and installing same

Floor coverings having a greige good, an adhesive layer, and a secondary backing material. The greige good has a primary backing component having adjoined first and second portions, and a plurality of fibers. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289190

Automatic apparatus for putting sterile gloves on hands

A gloving apparatus that comprises a glove box, a glove-lifting device, a glove-opening device, and a glove-inflating device. The glove box is designed to contain gloves. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289189

Clothes hanger recharger device

A charging hanger device is provided to include one or more power transmitter elements to transfer power from a first power source to a second power source implemented on a textile article capable of being hung on the hanger, where the power transmitter element is to wirelessly transmit the power to a power receiver element implemented on the textile article.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289188

Volumeter for food products

A volumeter for food products having a canister supported by a support structure, a hopper connected to the support structure, and a leveler plate slidably supported by the support structure and slidable between an open position and a closed position for controlling the flow of the food product from the hopper and into the canister and for leveling an upper end of the food product.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289187

Measuring device and dispensing system

The present disclosure relates generally to a measuring device comprising an upper body and a lower body. The upper body comprises a chamber having a top opening and a bottom opening, wherein a substance to be measured is placed in the top opening. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289186

Method for attaching a thermometer to a beverage container lid

A container is provided with a lid having a removable thermometer for measuring the temperature of liquids in the container. A gasket is provided to secure the thermometer to the lid and maintain a hermetic seal between the thermometer and the gasket and between the gasket and the lid. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289185

Reclosable cup lid with sliding member

Reclosable cup lids are provided herein. The reclosable cup lid can have a rim portion defining an outer perimeter. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289184

Self-adapting meal plate

A child's self-adapting meal plate comprising a soft gel plate body; the upper surface of the soft gel plate body extends upward to form at least one annular protruding portion, thereby forming an accommodating chamber; the bottom edge of the soft gel plate body extends downward to form a vacuum chamber; the soft gel plate body is provided with a through-hole that is connected to the vacuum chamber 4; a piston is disposed in the through-hole, which can move upward and downward within the through-hole; when the piston moves to a first position within the through-hole, the vacuum chamber is connected to the exterior through the through-hole, and when the piston moves downward to a second position, the upper opening of the through-hole is tightly pressed by the piston, enabling the vacuum chamber to be sealed.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289183

Articulating neck pillow

An articulating neck pillow (100) is provided. The neck pillow (100) may include a pillow portion (102) adapted, in use, to fit at least partially around a user's neck and an articulating frame (104) coupled to the pillow portion (102). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289182

Inflatable travel sleep aid

The invention is a sleep aid, and more particularly an inflatable sleep aid utilizing a series of c-shaped inflatable bladders joined in series to such that the height of the sleep aid is adjustable and forming a generally c-shaped channel to allow the user to comfortably breath.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289181

Adjustable cushion device

This disclosure relates to a cushion and more particularly to a pillow providing cervical alignment by way of a cervical spine support structure that is positioned along a major axis of the pillow, and that can be rotated around the major axis. The pillow utilizes one or more of the following features: 1) a dimensionally correct platform for the proper sleep posture of a majority of body types on a wide array of mattress types; 2) a non-crush zone integrated cervical support roll which can be adjusted for extended durations of supportive comfort. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289180

Heating blanket for motorized wheelchair

A heating blanket for a motorized wheelchair comprising: a windproof and waterproof fabric which covers a thermal lining having velcro fasteners attached to at least one position thereof, has windproof and waterproof functions, and has a zipper and a zipped entrance/exit formed on the front and back sides thereof; at least one heating plate which is inserted into a back side windproof and waterproof fabric via the zipper and is detachably mounted on the thermal lining, wherein the heating plate is woven with carbon yarns so that the heating plate generates heat when electricity is applied; an electric wire, a connection part, an adjustment part, and a connection jack for supplying electricity to the heat plate, wherein the heating blanket is characterized in that the connection jack is connected to the outside to allow the heating plate to be heated.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289179

Fastening device having a positionable carrying element

The invention relates to a fastening device having at least one positionable holding device, comprising a base plate having an extensively flat rear surface and a front surface, opposite the rear surface, wherein a first guide channel is formed on the front surface. The guide channel is delimited by side walls, wherein engagement areas are formed at least in sections on at least one of the side walls. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289178

Display shelving with shelves formed by folding in opposite directions

A display shelving can include a front panel, a back panel, and side panels connecting the front panel to the back panel. A shelf is connected to the front panel along a fold line, and the shelf is engaged with the back panel. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289177

Interlocking panels, modules with interlocking panels, and a modular display case with interlocking modules with interlocking panels

Interlocking panels are assembled to form modules, and the modules are assembled to form a modular display case, for displaying, transporting and storing objects such as models, display items or valuable collectibles. The interlocking panels include interlocking side edge ball key tab including a resilient, compressible ball key, and ports for removably receiving the ball key tab and ball key.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289176

Crib and cradle sleep system

A bedding assembly for use with a mattress, the assembly including a circumscribing padding sized and shaped to extend from or rest on top of a top perimeter surface of the mattress, the padding having one or more contiguous sections, each section having a vertical outer surface positioned adjacent to sidewalls of the mattress, a horizontal bottom surface adjacent the top surface of the mattress, and an angled surface extending from the outer surface to the bottom surface, and a cover sized and shaped to secure the padding sections together in a shape that circumscribes a central portion of the mattress, and a fitted sheet sized and shaped to hold the padding and cover on the mattress.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289175

Remote-controllable furniture control, furniture system and piece of furniture

Remote-controllable furniture control (3) for a piece of furniture (15) with at least one adjustable furniture part (15, 17), wherein the furniture control (3) includes a transceiver (10), which enables both a cordless communication (1) with a first remote control device (6) according to a first transmission standard and a cordless communication (2) with a second remote control device (7) according to a different, second transmission standard.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289174

Mattress overlay for p&v, turn assist and mcm

A mattress overlay apparatus is provided for use with a mattress. The mattress overlay apparatus includes an overlay configured for placement atop the mattress and having a plurality of inflatable bladders, a blower, and first and second rotary plate valves pneumatically coupled to the plurality of bladders and the blower. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289173

Inline method for producing a spring strip profile for a slatted frame

An inline method for producing a spring strip profile (1) for a slatted frame that comprises at least one core strand (2) formed by a fiber-reinforced plastic and at least one thermoplastic cover layer (3) surrounding the core strand (2), comprises at least the following steps: joining multiple fibers, threads and/or filaments to form a fiber bundle (2.1); impregnating the fiber bundle (2.1) with a thermally activatable reaction resin; molding the outer contour of the fiber bundle (2.1) impregnated with the reaction resin; thermally activating the reaction resin (2.1) to form a cured core strand; introducing the core strand (2) into an extruder head (110); applying thermoplastic melt in the extruder head (110) to form the cover layer (3) on the spring strip profile (1); and cooling and calibrating the spring strip profile (1) in a cooling and calibrating device (111, 112, 113). The outer contour of the fiber bundle (2.1) is wrapped around, in a winding machine (105), by at least one thread or filament (2.2) supplied laterally in relation to the fiber bundle in at least one position and orientation, and, in a heating section (106), before the core strand (2) is introduced into the extruder head (110), at least a partial curing of the reaction resin is achieved, at least in the wrapped outer layer of the fiber bundle (2.1).. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289172

Ambient bed having a heat reclaim system

A bedding system is provided that includes a fan box layer having a plurality of ducts, each of the ducts being in communication with a fan configured to move air out of the duct and into an area surrounding the bedding system. A capacitor layer is positioned above the fan box layer. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289171

Negative pressure mattress system

A bedding system includes a box layer having a duct and an inlet. The duct has a passageway that is in communication with the inlet. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289170

Negative pressure mattress system

A bedding system includes a box layer having a duct and an inlet. The duct has a passageway that is in communication with the inlet. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289169

Multi-functional heater for warming bed covers

A multifunctional heater that blows warmed/cooled air for a variety of usages primarily in the bedroom. The warm/cool air is blown through several accessories, including a body blanket warmer, stuffed animal warmers, foot panel warmers, knee wedge warmers as well as a universal warmer container for warming body pillows, knee wedges, towels and other items. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289168

Convertible article of furniture

An article of furniture includes a cabinet housing having an open side. A panel can be disposed relative to the cabinet housing and moveable between a first position and a second position spaced away from the cabinet housing. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289167

Exercise seat

The present invention is an exercise seat comprising a base, a seat, and a movement device comprising a lower platform engaged with the base and an upper platform engaged with the seat. The movement device further comprises a movement mechanism engaged with the lower platform and the upper platform to cause a wobble movement of the upper platform and the seat while maintaining the upper platform and the seat in a stationary position.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289166

Sport chair with game integration

A sport chair with ancillary electronic functionality includes a seating surface operative to support a user, and ancillary functionality selected from: thermal management functionality, identity sensing functionality, health sensing functionality, apparel integration, and immersive display functionality.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289165

Article of furniture

A rest component 12, 14 for an article of furniture 10 includes a body member 16 mountable to a platform 18 of the article of furniture 10, the body member 16 defining a plurality of surfaces 20. A cover member 26 is carried by the body member 16 to define a pocket 32 associated with at least one surface 20 of the body member 16, the pocket 32 defining a mouth 34 to enable a user to gain access to an interior of the pocket 32. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289164

Adjustable back support assembly for the back of a chair

An adjustable back support assembly coupled to the back of a chair in which a user sits with his back spaced from the chair back. The adjustable back support assembly includes a back support that is pivotally connected to the back of the chair by a hinge. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289163

Foldable lounge chair cushion

A foldable lounge chair cushion, including a plurality of connected cushion segments right and left front flaps, right and left rear flaps, a handle that can be hidden in a fold between successive cushion segments, and a rear center flap with a handle aperture, such that the connected cushion segments form a pleated structure, which can be folded-out for use and folded-up for storage and transportation.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289162

No-tools chair having detachable height and tilt control paddles

A chair is disclosed herein of the kind that is shipped disassembled in a compact shipping package to be assembled by the end user without the use of tools. The chair has a pair of user actuated height and tilt control paddles by which the elevation of the seat and the tilt of the seat and back of the chair can be adjusted relative to the base which holds the seat above the ground. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289161

Swing chair

A swing chair includes: a support which is installed at a certain height or more above the floor; a main operation member elongated and having a virtual first rotation axis provided to the support at one side thereof and rotatably coupled to the support; a sub operation member elongated and having a virtual second rotation axis, provided to the support at one side thereof and spaced parallel to the first rotation axis, and rotatably coupled to the support; a seat portion coupled to any one of the main operation member and the sub operation member; and a rotation connecting member elongated and arranged in a front-rear direction and having a rear portion that is rotatably coupled to the other side of the main operation member and a front portion that is rotatably coupled to the other side of the sub operation member.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289160

Reclining poolside chair

A reclining poolside chair for sitting adjacent to a pool or other body of water. The reclining poolside chair includes a seat member and a seatback affixed substantially perpendicular to the seat member. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289159

Synchronized mechanism for an office chair

A mechanism is provided for an office chair. In order to accomplish an advantageous motion characteristic of the mechanism and thus of the office chair, a synchronized mechanism provides a correlated seat/backrest movement of an office chair. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289158

Furniture member having flexible seatback

A furniture member may include a stationary frame assembly and a seat bottom assembly. The stationary frame assembly may include a stationary base frame and a stationary seatback frame that is fixed relative to the base frame. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289157

Furniture member having flexible seatback

A furniture member may include a stationary seatback frame, a seat bottom assembly, a legrest mechanism, and a backrest support spring. The seat bottom assembly is movable relative to the seatback frame between a nominal position and a tilt position. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289156

Furniture member having flexible seatback

A furniture member may include a stationary frame assembly and a seatback cushion. The stationary frame assembly may include a stationary base frame, a pair of stationary armrest frames and a stationary seatback frame that is fixed relative to the stationary base frame and the stationary armrest frames. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289155

Locking recreational vehicle drawer

A drawer latch comprising a base configured to couple to a first slide member, a drawer stop disposed on the base and positioned to contact a second slide member at a retracted position within the first slide member, and a least one arm extending from the base in a direction parallel to an axis of the first slide member and towards the second slide member, a distal portion of the arm having a protrusion configured to engage an indent disposed on a side of the second slide member when the second slide member is in the retracted position.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289154

Mobile conference workstation systems and methods

A mobile conference workstation, the mobile conference workstation comprising a central enclosure and a first and a second wing. The central enclosure includes a first and a second opposite side and one or more wing storage cavities. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289153

Firearm locking and restraining system

The present invention is related to a system for locking and/or restraining a firearm, more particularly capturing the muzzle of a long gun such as a rifle, shotgun, or carbine. These are five embodiments to the overall system. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289152

Stand for holding bottles upside down

A stand for supporting product containers, such as bottles, in an inverted or upside-down position, allowing the content of the bottle to settle near the opening, reducing product waste, the stand having an aesthetically pleasing appearance so as to be useful in any area of the home. The stand may comprise a frame, at least one foot, and at least one bottle or container support.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289151

Shelf frame assembly system

A shelf frame assembly system includes a first vertical post that includes a plurality of openings, a side beam comprising a receiving bore, an end piece having a coupling portion and a receiving portion that includes a plurality of protrusions, and an end connect- or configured to be inserted into one of the plurality of openings. The end connector includes a plurality of recesses configured to receive the plurality of protrusions and a stop configured to make contact with at least one edge of the one of the plurality of openings. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289150

Support apparatus

This support apparatus includes a fixation member and a support member attachable to and detachable from an opening portion of the fixation member. A first upper surface portion of the opening portion is formed of: a first front surface portion sloped in a downward direction; and a first rear surface portion formed continuously from the first front surface portion and sloped in an upward direction. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289149

Modular furniture apparatus, system, and method of using

A modular furniture apparatus comprising: a cabinet having a cuboid shape having a flat top; a support component comprising a unitary body frame structure; a desktop panel having a flat upper surface and a flat opposing lower surface releasably connected to said top surface of said cabinet and said frame via suction cups.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289148

Slope adjustable illuminated art and drafting table

A slope adjustable illuminated art and drafting table for drawing, writing, or impromptu sketching on large documents enables efficient access and storage of artistic or drafting supplies. The art and drafting table provides a base supported by a pair of arced legs. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289147

Collapsible platform for standing desk conversion

A collapsible platform system is provided for converting an underlying support surface to a standing desk. The collapsible platform system converts the underlying support surface to a standing desk with a large work surface suitable for performing a variety of tasks, including handwriting-type and/or sketching-type tasks. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289146

Construction kit for the production of brush production machines, brush production machine, and type series of brush production machines

In the technical field of the production of brush production machines (1), a construction kit for the production of brush production machines (1) is inter alia provided. This modular construction kit includes at least one basic module type (2a) and a deflection module type (3a), the modules (2, 3) thereof having standardized connection interfaces 5 by which the modules (3) are inter-coupleable to form a brush production machine (1). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289145

Twist seal oral fluid delivery device

An oral fluid delivery device is described. The device includes a housing forming at least one cavity. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289144

Head for an oral care implement

A head for an oral care implement has at least a first row of tufts comprising a plurality of filaments having free ends and fixed ends being opposite the free ends and being fixed on a mounting surface of the head. The filaments of the at least first row of tufts extend from the mounting surface of the head in different length extensions thereby defining with the filaments' free ends an upper top cleaning surface in the form of a continuous wave-shape. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289143

Oral care implement

An oral care implement in one embodiment includes an elongated body comprising a head portion supporting plurality of tooth cleaning elements and a handle portion. The tooth cleaning elements are disposed on longitudinally extending bristle carrier sections hingedly coupled together about a common pivot axis. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289142

Oral care implement having multi-component handle

An oral care implement having a multi-component handle. The oral care implement may include a head and a handle. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289141

Oral care implement and method for manafacturing such oral care implement

An oral care implement comprises a head and a handle made of a first material. The handle has a distal end and a proximal end closest to the head. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289140

Brush head assembly and methods of manufacture

A brush head (32) including a neck (40) having a brush neck (42); a plurality of bristle tufts (21), each of which includes a plurality of bristle strands with a free end (25) and a proximal end (23), the proximal end having a proximal end head portion (26); a plurality of retention rings (50), each configured to receive the proximal end of at least one of the plurality of bristle tufts; an elastomeric matrix (30) bonded to at least a portion of the brush neck, the plurality of retention rings, and the proximal end of the plurality of bristle tufts, wherein the proximal end head portion of each of the plurality of bristle tufts is configured to comprise a space (27) between the proximal end head portion and the respective retention ring.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289139

Carrying case, carrying case kit and methods

A carrying case that is adaptable to carry a variety of devices of different sizes and to attach to a variety of things. The carrying case includes a main panel and a tail strap, each manufactured from a substantially thin flexible material. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289138

Flag football system

Systems and methods described herein may provide an adjustable magnetic attachment force for flag football and for determining a location in flag football. In some embodiments, a system comprises a flag and a wearable item, wherein the flag and the wearable item are configured such that a magnetic attachment force exerted between a first connector and a second connector attaches the flag to the wearable item. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289137

Wearable modular carrying system and methods of use

A wearable modular carrying system, comprising: a belt; an attachment insert held next to the belt and configured with at least one of a locking post, with a top post prong and a bottom post prong, and a key-hole; and, a modular object configured for reversible attachment to the attachment insert.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289136

Awareness device for athletes

A personal safety device for use with a wrist band for releasable attachment to a user's wrist, the safety device comprising: an upper convex mirrored surface; an identification (id) holder slot, the id holder slot extending from the front towards the back; an id holder, the id holder slidably, removably retained in the id holder slot; and a medication holder.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289135

Back-carryable shooting kit and method of use thereof

A back-carryable shooting kit including a generally planar shooting table surface defining element adapted for attachment thereof to shoulder straps, shoulder straps removably attachable to the generally planar shooting table surface defining element and a tripod support assembly, removably and rotatably connectable to the generally planar shooting table surface defining element for support thereof.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289134

Hammock system, apparatus and kit

A hammock system, kit, and apparatus with a multiplicity of serially coupled hammock parts and accessories that are selectably removable and re-coupleable to each other along their longitudinal ends in any order. A hammock bed has first and second bed coupling structures (e.g. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289133

Luggage or bag for convenient replacement of charging cable

A luggage or bag for convenient replacement of charging cable, comprising the luggage or bag body, cable laying channel and power cable provided in the cable laying channel, power cable consisting of male connector and female connector, wherein, the said cable laying channel has first port placed at the outer panel of the luggage or bag body, and second port placed at the inside of the luggage or bag body; the said male connector of power cable is exposed outside second port of the cable laying channel, and the said female connector of power cable is exposed outside first port of the cable laying channel; a channel closing or opening accessories is provided at the side of first port of the cable laying channel; the luggage or bag body is provided with a power storage space.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289132

Oral device for lip augmentation

There is described an oral device for augmenting a user's lip. The oral device includes an arcuate body formed such that a shape of the arcuate body is a cast of a shape of at least a portion of a gum of a user. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289131

Portable sunscreen applying apparatus and sunscreen application reminding method

A portable sunscreen applying apparatus and a sunscreen application reminding method are provided, and the portable sunscreen applying apparatus includes: an ultraviolet processing device and a sunscreen accommodating device connected with the ultraviolet processing device, the sunscreen accommodating device is configured for accommodating sunscreens of different protection levels; the ultraviolet processing device includes: an ultraviolet detecting unit, for detecting current ultraviolet and obtaining an intensity of the current ultraviolet; and a sunscreen application reminding unit, for issuing a warning reminder of one of the sunscreens of the protection level corresponding to the intensity of the current ultraviolet. The ultraviolet processing device and the sunscreen accommodating device are provided together, the intensity of the current ultraviolet is detected by the ultraviolet detecting unit in the ultraviolet processing device, and the user is reminded to use the appropriate sunscreen.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289130

Cartridge of oil-free lip balm

A cartridge of an oil-free lip balm comprises a sleeve, an inner body arranged on the sleeve and a tube base arranged on the inner body and in threaded connection to the sleeve, the sleeve drives the tube base to axially move along the inner body. The inner body comprises a base and a limiting tube connected to the base, the limiting tube is arranged in a hollow manner, and a side surface of the limiting tube is provided with a plurality of limiting grooves extending in an axial direction. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289129

Makeup applicator utility case

A makeup utility case for use by individuals to remove, touchup or reapply makeup, especially around one's eyes, is disclosed. The small utility case is configured to hold a plurality of dual-end applicators, a liquid compartment that maintains a natural makeup removing liquid, and a mirror surface. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289128

Device for applying and removing nail polish

A device for applying or removing nail polish or nail art has a replaceable cartridge with a distal end removably coupleable to a proximal end of a handle. The cartridge has a reservoir that contains a liquid, such as nail polish or nail polish remover and a flow control member (e.g., valve) actuatable to allow flow of the liquid out of the distal end of the cartridge. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289127

Luggage wardrobe system and method of use

A luggage system having a removable decorative storage crown for receiving and temporarily storing clothing items, such as suit jackets, uniforms, costumes, or other items using the same device that is used as a pull-handle. A stand element can be unfolded from the base of the luggage to act as a support, preventing the device from tipping when in a clothing rack orientation, but which can simply fold away when the luggage is being transported.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289126

Sign carrying case

A carrying case with multiple compartments of size sufficient for carrying any sign to include signs attached to a frame with elongated legs with sharpened ends further comprising straps to control movement of the sign within the compartment and cover the sharpened ends of the elongate legs.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289125

Assistive device for card retrieval

An assistive device and a method of facilitating removal of a card is provided. The assistive device includes a first portion and a second portion extending from a first end of the first portion. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289124

Credit card theft guard

A credit card theft guard that will keep all confidential items in a wallet including credit card information safe and secure. The credit card theft guard includes a first fabric layer, wherein a first iron-on patch is disposed on a front facing of the first fabric layer and a back facing that includes a plurality of adhesive disposed on the back facing of the first fabric layer, an aluminum layer with a front facing adhered to the back facing of the first fabric layer with the adhesive disposed on the back facing of the first fabric layer and a second fabric layer that includes a plurality of adhesive disposed on a front facing of the second fabric layer and a back facing of the aluminum layer is adhered to the front facing of the second fabric layer.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289123

Protective case for an electronic device with a docking receptacle for a wireless peripheral device

A protective case for an electronic device and an associated electrical peripheral device includes a structural member for receiving at least a portion of the electronic device and protecting the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective case, an aperture that provides access to a user interface of the installed electronic device, a docking receptacle for removably retaining the electrical peripheral device, and a flexible member attached to the structural member and positioned in proximity to the docking receptacle. The docking receptacle includes a cavity for receiving at least a portion of the electrical peripheral device and an engagement mechanism for removably retaining the electrical peripheral device in the cavity. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289122

Protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a hard bottom plate, having at least one hole and a flange around a periphery thereof; a soft frame, connected to the bottom plate and having at least one through hole; an inner peripheral edge of the frame being provided with an engaging groove, the flange being engaged in the engaging groove, the frame cooperating with the bottom plate to form an accommodation space for receiving the portable electronic device, a face of the bottom plate, opposite to the accommodation space, cooperating with the frame to form an accommodation trough; a glass substrate, corresponding in shape to the accommodation trough; and a plastic film, disposed between the bottom plate and the glass substrate, the glass substrate and the plastic film being bonded together and disposed in the accommodation trough. Thereby, the glass substrate may increase the scratch resistance of the back of the protective case and may be provided with a color, a pattern or a character to enhance the quality of the protective case.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289121

Bag with shoe pockets

The shoe pockets are substantially in the shape of a shoe. When a shoe is inserted in a shoe pocket, the shoe's sole and cleats associated therewith, abut the side of the bag. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289120

Intelligent umbrella and intelligent shading charging system receiving messages from a mobile computing or communications device

An intelligent umbrella includes a wireless transceiver to receive commands or messages from a mobile computing device and an integrated computing device, the integrated computing device including one or more memory devices, one or more processors and computer-readable instructions stored in the one or more memory devices. The computer-readable instructions are executable by the one or more processors to receive the commands or messages, via the wireless transceiver from the mobile computing device and to generate instructions, signals, commands and/or messages, based, at least in part on the received commands or messages from the mobile computing device. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289119

Interactive bracelet for practicing an activity between user devices

A first bracelet having physical buttons may be touched in a defined sequence and for a length of time to complete a shared activity across a group of bracelets. The first bracelet may communicate a signal that includes information identifying completion of the shared activity. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289118

Ergonomic silicone wedding ring

The present invention is an ergonomic silicone wedding ring comprising thinner, more ergonomic and comfortable dimensions and shape, i.e. Curved edges, than prior silicone rings.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289117

Ergonomic silicone wedding ring

The present invention is an ergonomic silicone wedding ring comprising of 3 bands which are designed not to separate easily and are thinner, more ergonomic and comfortable than prior silicone tri-band rings.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289116

Buckle with slotted-hole tang

A wristband with straps having a fixed-position keeper and a tang buckle with an elongate-hole tang is provided. The elongate hole may permit the tang to slide for a limited distance along the length of the buckle strap, thereby accommodating different wrist sizes and shapes while reducing the possibility of “bridging” or “tang lift” in the band.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289115

Band latch mechanism

A band latch mechanism that is configured to connect a wristband to a fitness tracker is provided. The band latch mechanism may be configured to be inserted into a cavity of a housing of the fitness tracker and configured so that any metallic body of the band latch mechanism does not contact metallic surfaces of the cavity in order to prevent an electrical ground from being positioned within a keep-out zone of an antenna of the fitness tracker.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289114

Sports retronic wearable terminal

The present invention discloses a wearable terminal and software application. Where the wearable terminal comprises a display portion, band portion, controller, processor, wireless communication module, cellular module, sensing module, projector and many other micro-components. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289113

Buckle structure

A buckle structure contains a male buckle, two fastening arms, and a resilient sheet. The male buckle includes a first opening, a second opening opposite to the first opening, an external fence, and an accommodation cavity, wherein the external fence has two first orifices. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289112

Closure device

A closure device for closing and locking a restraint system in two positions comprises a locking device having a first connecting member, a second connecting member, and a blocking device.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289111

Quickdraw device

The present invention discloses a quickdraw device including quickdraw buckles and a woven tape for connecting the adjacent quickdraw buckles. The woven tape is arranged in a hollow cylinder shape. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289110

Shoe, in particular athletic shoe

An athletic shoe, having a shoe upper and a rotary closure for lacing the shoe on the foot of the wearer by at least one tensioning element. The rotary closure is arranged on the instep of the shoe. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289109

Footwear heel spring device

A device configured to surround a portion of a foot-receiving cavity at a heel region of an article of footwear includes a control bar having a center segment, a medial side arm extending from the center segment, and a lateral side arm spaced from the medial side arm and extending from the center segment. The device may include an extension extending toward the control bar. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289108

Particulate foam with other cushioning

An article of footwear has an upper, an outsole attached to the upper, and a midsole. The outsole includes a ground-engaging surface and an inner surface disposed on opposite sides. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289107

Footwear midsole with lattice structure formed between platforms

An article of footwear includes a midsole, an upper disposed above the midsole, and an outsole disposed below the midsole. The midsole includes a lattice structure having an upper side and a lower side, wherein the upper side is a user-facing side and the lower side is a ground-facing side. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289106

Footwear plate

A method of forming a plate for an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes applying a first strand portion to a base layer including positioning adjacent segments of the first strand portion to form a first layer on the base layer. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289105

Articles of footwear including a multi-part sole structure

Sole structures and/or articles of footwear include: (a) a frame with a first sidewall that has an opening defined through it; and (b) an interior midsole component including a second sidewall that extends along the first sidewall of the frame. The interior midsole component includes an outwardly extending stem projecting sideways and into the opening. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289104

Process for manufacturing and bonding a shoe rubber outsole

The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a shoe rubber outsole using a special heat and pressure stable water-based polyurethane dispersion adhesive as well as a process for manufacturing a shoe using the outsole manufactured as described herein and an pud-based adhesive composition for the described processes.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289103

Golf shoe with an outsole having wave-like flex channels

A golf shoe has an upper, a midsole, and an outsole. The outsole includes a plurality of wave-like flex channels, surrounded by a hard base material. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289102

Flip flop style sandals with interchangeable sole members

The present invention relates to an interchangeable footwear device. The device may include a flip-flop sandal design wherein the device may include interchangeable structural features to allow a user to change features as associated with a particular terrain. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289101

Shoe or sandal with interchangeable straps and ornaments

The present invention is a shoe/sandal system with interchangeable reversible decorative straps and ornaments enabling the upper aesthetic appearance to be changed on a plurality of heel styles. The reversible decorative straps and their attachment devices comprised of a rectangular hook and an elastic band of the same width go over the over the top of permanently affixed straps to ensure a consistent fit and protection to the soft tissues of the foot from hard or abrasive binding surfaces of interchangeable decorative materials and attachment devices. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289100

Article of footwear having an upper with separately securing medial and lateral side portions

An article of footwear comprises a sole, and an upper that has a medial side portion extending from the medial side of the sole with a first distal end remote from the medial side. The upper has a lateral side portion extending from the lateral side of the sole with a second distal end remote from the lateral side. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289099

Footwear system with an article of footwear having an upper with medial and lateral side portions with separately securable distal ends

A footwear system includes an article of footwear that has a sole with a medial side, a lateral side, and a foot-receiving surface. The article of footwear has an upper with a medial side portion and a lateral side portion. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289098

Method of providing decorative designs and structural features on an article of footwear

The invention relates to footwear and portions thereof having structural features and decorative designs thereon, and related systems and methods for manufacturing same. An exemplary method for providing a feature on a surface of an object includes positioning a laser proximate the surface of the object, directing a laser beam from the laser to the surface of the object to mark or engrave at least a portion of the surface of the object, and moving at least one of the laser and the object to create a pattern on the surface of the object, the pattern providing at least one of an aesthetic and a structural feature on the surface of the object.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289097

Sports shoes

The invention discloses a pair of sports shoes comprising a shoes body, a pressure generating device, a humidity sensor, a controller and a switch valve. A shoes chamber is provided at the heel of the shoes body, and the pressure generating device is arranged in the groove chamber. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289096

Inflatable charging device applied to a shoe

An inflatable charging device is applied to a shoe. The shoe includes a shoe body and a bottom part connected therewith. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289095

Helmet with audio features

A helmet configured to provide audio features for the user thereof and a method for the same. The helmet comprises a first communication interface for communications with an audio source. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289094

Arm for twirling a flag, banner or rally rag from a hat or helmet

A hat or helmet having an electric motor driven rotatable arm permanently or temporarily affixed to its top exterior. The arm holds a rally rag, banner or flag for twirling about.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289093

Hair extender

The present disclosure provides a hair extender. The hair extender comprises a main plate, a clamping assembly, and a transmission pressing plate; the main plate is provided with a sliding groove, a plurality of first clamping bosses extended forwards from a bottom of the sliding groove, first clamping recesses being provided on right sidewalls of the first clamping bosses, and a plurality of mounting grooves being provided on the bottom of the sliding groove; the clamping assembly is mounted in the sliding groove of the main plate, a plurality of second clamping bosses extended forwards from a push rod of the clamping assembly, second clamping recesses being provided on sidewalls of the second clamping bosses, and a reset spring of the clamping assembly abutting between a right portion of the sliding groove and the push rod; the main plate is provided with a moving groove, the transmission pressing plate being mounted in the moving groove, and a plurality of mounting rods being fixed under an extension portion of the transmission pressing plate. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289092

Wig base and wig

There is provided a wig base comprising: a first elastic portion having a first modulus of elasticity, to which artificial hairs will be planted, second elastic portion(s) connected to the first elastic portion, having a second modulus of elasticity that is larger than the first modulus of elasticity, to which artificial hairs will be planted, and a position holding portion which is a member connected to the second elastic portion, and which holds own hairs or a skin of a wearer located at the position of the member, wherein the first elastic portion, the second elastic portion and the positon holding portion are placed in the order thereof from a top of the head while wearing the wig, and wherein the positon holding portion pulls up a skin of the face of a wearer towards a top of the head while wearing the wig.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289091

Vertical waist belt

A vertical position limiting device used for pants includes a belt. The belt at the front side includes a left line and a right line. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289090

Thermally-insulated garment

The present invention is directed to thermally-insulated garments and methods of forming the same. The garments in accordance with aspects herein have one or more chambers filled with a thermally-insulating fill material. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289089

Tie garment article

There is provided a tie garment article comprising a tie body having a first end portion and a second end portion; and a loop member being slidably coupled to a rear surface of the tie body, the loop member being dimensioned to receive the second end portion of the tie body and for retention therein when received, the loop member being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the tie body. There is also provided methods for wearing a tie garment article and methods for fabricating a tie garment article.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289088

Ultraviolet shield glove

A glove for protection from ultraviolet (uv) light including a fabric based snug hand wrap including separate lumens for each finger and thumb that provides a covering and protection from uv light for a user's hand during a gel manicure process with fingernail exposure.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289087

System for tracking glove failure

A system and method for identifying areas of a processing plant in which a glove is damaged. The system includes utilizing color-coded sets of gloves in different areas or processing steps within the plant. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289086

Modular utility glove

An article of manufacture comprising of a glove; commonly known to be comprised of a textile fabric or material patterned and constructed in such a way that it contains a pocket for the thumb and a plurality of pockets for the fingers, and extending to, or over the wrist, also covering the palm and back side of the hand meant to be worn by inserting the hand into the article and inserting the thumb and fingers into their respective pockets. The glove contains hook and loop material on the outer surfaces of the palm side, to secure to tools also containing hook and loop material, and the glove contains hook and loop material on the back side and knife edge side, to secure accessories and small tools to be stored on the glove. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289085

Capable clothing pants

A functional pair of pants for men and women with spinal injuries that allow improved access to the pelvic region without removal of the pants. A moveable front flap is formed on the pants via side zippers and a top fastening means that extends across the front of the waistband of the pants. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289084

Woven mesh and safety waist protection belt thereof

The present invention discloses a woven mesh and a safety waist protection belt. The woven mesh comprises a plurality of parallel safety ropes and mesh sleeves which are integrally woven and sleeved on the periphery of the safety ropes. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289083

Modular impact protection system for athletic wear

A modular protective structure may be formed from an impact absorbing material formed into a repeating pattern of one or more geometrical shapes that may be assembled to a size, shape, and/or configuration desired to protect an athlete from impact. The thickness of the structure may vary in a repetitive fashion along at least a first axis of the structure, and may further vary in a repetitive fashion along a second axis of the structure.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289082

Printable heaters for wearables

This invention provides improved printed heaters for use in wearable garments. The improvement comprises replacing the single large area resistive material layer with a number of small patches of resistive material, i.e., replacing the single large area heater with a number of smaller individual heaters. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289081

Protective cuff with anti-wicking, particulate, and/or fluid entry protection

A protective cuff is fixed in a pant leg or sleeve of a protective garment. The protective cuff includes a fluid/particulate/water dam fixed around an interior circumference of a pant leg or sleeve of a protective garment at an attachment location that is spaced upwardly from a lowermost hem of the pant leg or sleeve. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289080

Instructive clothing & accessories and method for their creation and use

A process for making a educational vestment and accessory including the steps of selecting a story from an educational literary work and choosing an accessory indicative of that literary work. Then printing text and imagery from the story onto an educational vestment and creating a chosen accessory that is manufactured and sold together or separately. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289079

Bathing garments and methods for using same

Disclosed herein are bathing garments and methods for showering, for example, outdoors after outdoor activities, such as various sports, fitness competitions, or obstacle races. In one aspect, the bathing garment includes a tubular body panel having an interior surface and exterior surface, a first edge defining a first opening and second edge defining a second opening, the body panel comprising: a plurality of apertures contained within the first and second edges of the body panel, and at least one closure means configured to selectively adjust at least one opening size from a fully open position to a fully closed position. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289078

Brassiere

A brassiere is provided that remains hidden even when wearing evening dresses having low-plunging necklines and/or backs.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289077

Adjustable foundation garment

An elastic garment having a waist band and a pair of leg sleeves. A plurality of strips are secured to the pair of leg sleeves and run up the garment. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289076

Atomizing assembly for use in an aerosol-generating system

An atomizing assembly includes a tubing section having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end of the tubing section is connectable to a liquid storage portion, and the outlet end of the tubing section is in fluid communication with an atomizing nozzle. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289075

Connector for a section of an e-vaping device

The connector includes a main body defining a longitudinal passage traversing through a longitudinal length of the main body. The main body includes a distal portion with a first end and a second end and a proximal portion with a third end and a fourth end. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289074

Electronic vaping device

An electronic vaping device may be designed to enhance or facilitate its use. For example, the electronic vaping device may: allow a capability of the electronic vaping device to provide vapor to be altered (e.g., disabled, reduced, enabled, or increased) in some situations (e.g., to prevent unauthorized vaping by a child, teenager or other individual); be able to communicate with an external communication device (e.g., a smartphone, a computer, etc.) to convey a notification of potential unauthorized use of the electronic vaping device (e.g., by a child, teenager or other unauthorized user); implement a physical deterrent to its unauthorized use; be able to visually convey information (e.g., advertisements, notifications, etc.); and/or be able to capture images and/or sounds (e.g., record pictures and/or video, speech, music, etc.).. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289073

Electronic smoking device

The present invention discloses an electronic smoking device, comprising a power supply, a controller and a heater, wherein the heater is a cylindrical shape having in the middle a heating chamber into which a cigarette is inserted, and the heater comprises at least one heating unit comprising an electronic switch and an annular electric heating element; and the electric heating element is connected to the power supply by the electronic switch, and a control terminal of the electronic switch is connected to a control signal output terminal of the controller. In the present invention, tobacco in a cigarette is heated by an electric heater so that a smoker can just smoke nicotine produced by heating the tobacco. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289072

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and operable to deliver the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section at a breakaway connection. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289071

Electronic vaping device and components thereof

A cartomizer of an electronic vaping device includes a heater circuit which is located adjacent an air passage thereof. The heater circuit includes an electrically resistive heater in electrical communication with a secondary coil. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289070

Electronic cigarette battery assembly, electronic cigarette therewith, and control method of the electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette battery assembly of an electronic cigarette includes a pressure sensor converting pressure information when a pressure is applied to the electronic cigarette battery assembly into sensed data, an information storage for storing preset values; and a controller for comparing the sensed data with the preset values and for controlling operating states of an atomizer based on comparison results of sensed data and preset values.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289069

Aerosol-generating devices

An aerosol-generating device comprises a device housing comprising a first receiving chamber configured to receive and accommodate a first consumable and a second receiving chamber configured to receive and accommodate a second consumable. The device further comprises a power source in an internal space defined by the device housing and a controller configured to control aerosolization of an aerosol-forming substrate in a consumable in one of the first receiving chamber and in the second receiving chamber. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289068

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure, a fluid transportation device, a sensing unit, a casing and a mouthpiece. The atomizer includes an electric heater and a liquid conduit. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289067

Susceptor for use with an inductively heated aerosol-generating device or system

An inductively heatable susceptor for use with an inductively heated aerosol-generating device or system includes an open-porous inductively heatable ceramic material configured to hold an aerosol-forming liquid and configured to heat the aerosol-forming liquid under the influence of an alternating electromagnetic field. A cartridge for use with an aerosol-generating device includes an aerosol-forming liquid and a susceptor. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289066

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, a sensing unit, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure, a fluid transportation device, a casing and a mouthpiece. The atomizer includes an electric heater and a liquid receiving part. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289065

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure, a fluid transportation device and a sensing unit. The atomizer includes an electric heater. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289064

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, a sensing unit, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure and a fluid transportation device. The atomizer includes an electric heater and a liquid conduit. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289063

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure, a fluid transportation device, a casing and a mouthpiece. The atomizer includes an electric heater and a liquid conduit. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289062

Cannabinoid formulations for aerosol devices and methods thereof

The disclosure provides methods, formulations, and apparatus for making and using cannabinoid formulations.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289061

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, a sensing unit, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure and a fluid transportation device. The atomizer includes an electric heater and a liquid receiving part. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289060

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a power supply device, a sensing unit, an atomizer, a liquid storage structure and a fluid transportation device. The atomizer includes an electric heater, a liquid absorption part and a liquid guiding seat. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289059

Slide-on attachment for electronic smoking devices

The invention relates to a slide-on attachment (500) for use with an electronic smoking device (10), the slide-on attachment (500) comprising a body (100) and a plurality of end-caps (300) fitted on the body (100), the body (100) comprising a plurality of cavities, the plurality of cavities (106, 108) comprising a central cavity (106) capable of facilitating fitting the slide-on attachment (500) on the electronic smoking device (10), and at least one lateral cavity (108) comprising a material imbibed with flavored fluid.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289058

Electronic cigarette and atomizer thereof

An atomizer includes a main body defining an airflow channel and a liquid storage cavity isolated from each other and an atomizing element. The atomizing element includes a porous body and a porous heating film. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289057

Machine for producing substantially cylindrical articles

Machine and method for producing a substantially cylindrical article, which comprises a tubular body, a container element, arranged in the area of one end of the tubular element, a heat generating element, partially housed inside the container element, and loose material for generating flavour; in use, the loose material is inserted into the container element, vertically oriented, and the heat generating element is partially inserted into the container element by being moved downwards, so as to obtain a combined element; subsequently, the combined element is at least partially inserted into the tubular body.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289056

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.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289055

Magnetic cigarette filters and related methods

A magnetic filter device for use with a cigarette, the magnetic filter device capable of being gathered from loose or uneven ground surfaces via a magnet. The magnetic filter device may comprise a filter element, a wrapping element, and a magnetic element e.g., a ferrous metal), the magnetic element being a layer between the filter and the rolling paper, integrated into the rolling paper, or integrated or inserted into the material of the filter.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289054

Smoke treatment

A method of preparing a smoke-treated tobacco material is provided, the method including the steps of: (i) subjecting a tobacco material to smoke to give a smoke-treated tobacco material with modified taste characteristics; and (ii) incorporating the smoke-treated tobacco material into a smokeless tobacco product. The invention also provides a smokeless tobacco product incorporating a smoke-treated tobacco material. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289053

Cigar tobacco strips and a method for packaging the same

A cigar tobacco strips and a method for rolling and packaging the same is provided. The cigar tobacco strip is rolled into cylindrical shape and placed within an enveloping means. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289052

Probiotic formulation

A nutritional composition comprising at least one microbial organism formulated as a fast melting composition.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289051

Steviol glycoside blends, compositions and methods

Ternary blends of rebaudioside b, rebaudioside d and rebaudioside m are provided. Quaternary blends of rebaudioside b, rebaudioside d, rebaudioside m and rebaudioside a are also provided. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289050

Glycoside compositions

Sweetener compositions having particular glycoside compositions are described herein. The glycoside compositions include rebaudioside d and/or rebaudioside m that are combined with other glycosides such as rebaudioside e, rebaudioside g, rebaudioside n and/or rebaudioside o. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289049

Process for maintaining freshness of vegetable pieces

A packaged food product and methods of making and using it. In some embodiments. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289048

Shelf stable, high moisture fruit confections produced from secondary fruit products

The present invention is direct to an co-fruit pulp based edible composition in which an agricultural fruit byproduct base material, in conjunction with a hydrocolloid, is treated with pressure and/or heat to form an edible composition that is dimensionally stable, ambient stable for at least 9 months, has a moisture content greater than 50 wt. %, has a ph less than 4.5, has a water activity greater than 0.5, is commercially sterile, is free of artificial flavors and/or artificial colors, has a solids content greater than 10 wt. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289047

Instant rice and method of producing the same

A method of producing instant rice, includes bringing raw rice to absorb water to obtain water-absorbed rice, including holding a mixture of the raw rice and cooking water at a temperature of 75° c. To 80° c. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289046

Production of high quality durum wheat having increased amylose content

The present invention provides compositions and methods of altering/improving durum wheat phenotypes. Furthermore, methods of breeding durum wheat and/or other closely related species to produce plants having altered or improved phenotypes are provided.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289045

System and method for processing pieces of protein

A system for processing pieces of protein includes a freezer unit that receives the protein pieces in an uncooked state and retains the uncooked protein pieces at a temperature and for a time interval to crust freeze the protein pieces to a depth sufficient to impart dimensional stability to the uncooked protein pieces; a packaging machine that receives the protein pieces from the freezer unit and retains the protein pieces in cooking pouches; a batter applicator that deposits a batter made from high-gluten flour in the cooking pouches to coat the outer surfaces of the protein pieces; the packaging machine programmed to vacuum seal the batter-coated protein pieces in the cooking pouches; and a heating unit programmed to sous vide cook the protein pieces in the cooking pouches for a time and temperature selected to completely cook the protein pieces and leave the batter sufficiently tacky to adhere to breading.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289044

Hpp process for dairy food

The invention relates to a high hydrostatic pressure process for reducing the level of micro-organisms in commercial dairy products.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289043

Methods and compositions for weight management and for improving glycemic control

The present invention provides methods, compositions and modified foods and foodstuffs useful for weight management and glycemic control.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289042

Compositions and comestibles

D-psicose/erythritol compositions comprise, in combination, d-psicose and erythritol as sweeteners together with one or more other edible ingredients. Comestibles are provided, including beverage products and other food products, comprising the novel d-psicose/erythritol compositions. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289041

Natural drink

The present embodiments relate to a product and method for creating dietary food drinks based upon the chimpanzee's diet, which consists of nearly 100% real, raw, and whole foods. The result closely portioned food drink that are comprised of approximately 65% fruits and berries, 25% vegetables, 5% nuts, and 5% seeds by caloric intake of the total products, not including water admixture, and consisting of highly absorbable nutrients. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289040

Method and system for producing aquaculture

The method and system produces a high-moisture aquatic feed that is stable in water and has a texture that more closely resembles naturally-occurring aquatic feedstocks. The system includes a “tempering unit” that is structured to allow an operator to control the temperature of a low-carbohydrate high-moisture extrudate after the extrudate leaves a conventional extruder. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289039

Methods of feeding young animals soluble mannan oligosaccharide-containing starter feed

Methods involve feeding young livestock animals a starter feed, where the starter feed comprises an amount of soluble mannan oligosaccharides. The young animals may be chicks. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289038

Yeast and bacterial probiotics combinations and methods of use to improve swine production

The invention is directed to compositions and methods are disclosed for improving production of swine. In one embodiment the composition may include a combination of at least one of a biologically pure culture of bacillus strains. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289037

Preparation of acid soluble pulse protein hydrolyzates with little or no astringency and pulse protein hydrolyzates of improved amino acid score

The invention relates to a method of processing a pulse protein material, which comprises effecting hydrolysis of the pulse protein material, optionally adjusting the ph, then separating to form a soluble fraction and processing the soluble fraction to provide a pulse protein hydrolyzate which is substantially completely soluble throughout the ph range of about 2 to about 7 and which provides little or no astringency when an acidic beverage containing the pulse protein hydrolyzate is consumed and a solid residue, and processing the solid residue to provide a second pulse protein hydrolyzate having an improved amino acid score, which is improved compared to the substrate pulse protein material.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289036

Potato protein powders

Methods for making wettable, dispersible potato protein powders are provided. The wettable dispersible potato protein powders comprise potato protein, free amino acids, non-protein nitrogen compounds, and minerals from potatoes; and are low in total α-glycoalkaloids. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289035

Flooded evaporator

A machine for making and dispensing cold or iced products includes: an element for containing the product to be dispensed and equipped with a mouth for dispensing the food product; a dispenser located at the mouth for dispensing the food product and able to be turned on or off to allow the food product to be dispensed; a thermal treatment cylinder; a stirrer, coaxial with the thermal treatment cylinder and adapted to rotate about a respective axis of rotation; a refrigeration system in which a refrigerant fluid circulates and includes an evaporator associated with the thermal treatment cylinder, a condenser, a pressure reducing element and a compressor; wherein the evaporator includes a first tubular member and a second tubular member extending along an axial direction parallel to the axis of rotation x, the second tubular member being inserted inside the first tubular member to define an annular chamber extending uninterruptedly.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289034

Soft food and beverage dispenser

A dispenser machine for storing and dispensing viscous foods and beverages and provides for the efficient and safe dispensation of a viscous food or beverage product that is contained in a flexible product container and which does not come into direct contact with the dispenser equipment. The dispenser includes an evacuation system which includes a weighted roller or slidable weight in contact with one or more sides of the product container and which operates by force of gravity to pressure and direct the food or beverage product contained in the container toward and out of the bag or container tube spout. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289033

Process for molding frozen confections with artisanal quality

A process for mass production of round portions of frozen confection. The portions are characterized by an artisanal hand-scooped appearance and distinctiveness, and surface melting characteristics comparable to the manually scooped product. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289032

Casting compound and process for the production of gelatin products

A casting compound for the production of gelatin products comprises a homogenous aqueous solution having: 4% to 16% by weight of gelatin having a molecular weight determined by gel chromatography of at least 130 kda, where the proportion of the gelatin having a molecular weight exceeding 130 kda is at least 35% by weight, 6% to 76% by weight of one or more sugar alcohols; 0% to 50% by weight of glucose syrup having a viscosity of less than 800 mpas, measured at a dry matter content of 80% by weight and a temperature of 50° c.; and 0% to 50% by weight of sucrose, where the glucose syrup and the sugar alcohol(s) together make up 25% to 76% by weight of the aqueous solution, and where the aqueous solution has a dry matter content of at least 78% by weight and/or a water activity (aw value) of less than 0.75.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289031

Hollow confectionery product

The product is characterized in that said body comprises a first outer layer (20), formed by said first material, which comes to define a prevalent portion of said outer surface, and a second layer (22), formed by said second material, which is set internally, on said first layer, wherein said first layer (20) has an opening (20′) that allows a portion (22a) of said second layer to emerge on said outer surface so as to form said decorative element.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289030

Preparation of coffee fruit extracts and powders

The present invention provides methods for preparing antioxidant-rich products from coffee cherries for nutritional and cosmetic uses. In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for preparing a liquid coffee fruit extract and a liquid coffee fruit extract prepared by the method. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289029

Acid whey with stable lactose content

The invention relates to improved acid whey compositions, having an improve lactose content and stability. The invention also relates to processes of making such compositions.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289028

System and method for producing a non-dairy cheese product

A method of producing a non-dairy cheese includes fermenting non-dairy milk with lactic acid bacteria and mixing the fermented non-dairy milk with dry ingredients. The dry ingredients include one or more gums and one or more starches. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289027

Packaged ambient dairy beverage with reduced milk solids

A dairy beverage comprising milk solids, oil or fat, starch, emulsifier, gellan, cellulose and carrageenan in specific amounts in a closed container is disclosed. The beverage may be foamed by shaking, to provide a pleasant aerated texture/mouthfeel.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289026

Processes for removal of lactose from dried milk products

Disclosed are processes for removing lactose from dried milk products to produce dried protein fortified and/or mineral fortified milk products having a reduced lactose content with minimal use, or even without the use, of membrane ultrafiltration, diafiltration, or additional drying equipment. Additionally, a high lactose-containing stream product is also produced. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289025

Shrimp peeling machine

Shrimp peeling machine (1) including a closed chain (3) including cylindrical rolls (4,5,6), (7) and includes first rolls (4), second rolls (5) and third rolls (6) and where at least the first (4) and second (5) rolls in a limited area—the peeling area (8)—are designed to turn by an activation element (9). The shrimp peeling machine (1) includes a first motor device (10), which drives the activation element (9) and another motor device (11), which drives the chain (3) forwards in the shrimp peeling process direction (7). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289024

Fish securing device for cleaning fish

An integral hand-held device for manually securing a fish to facilitate its immovability during a fish cleaning process. The fish securing device has a handle which is adapted to be gripped by a user. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289023

Bone-meat separator

A bone-meat separator includes a chassis, a driving mechanism, a transmission shaft, a spiral shaft, a feed hopper, a pressurization portion and a bone-meat separation portion. In this design, a separation spiral shaft portion is a conical spiral shaft; the bone-meat separation portion is a conical component coaxially sheathed on the periphery of the separation spiral shaft portion, and an inner wall of the bone-meat separation portion is in clearance fit with an outer wall of the separation spiral shaft portion. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289022

Controlled atmospheric stunning

A gas stunning apparatus and system includes a first environment and a second environment. An animal is passed through the first environment until the carbon dioxide concentration within the first environment is about 40%, rendering the animal unconscious. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289021

Method and device for shaping baguettes, long loaves and elongate rolls

Provided is a method and device for shaping dough to produce baguettes, long loaves, elongate rolls or the like. Starting with a laminated dough strip being spread out over a conveyor belt the laminated dough strip is cut in the longitudinal direction into a plurality of smaller strips, transversely spacing the smaller strips apart from each other, and cutting them to length by a transverse cut so as to define smaller dough strip portions extending longitudinally over the conveyor belt in transverse rows substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the conveyor belt. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289020

Sabadilla oil and uses thereof

The present invention is directed to methods of controlling pathogenic fungi comprising applying sabadilla oil.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289019

Mixtures of sabadilla oil and fungicides and uses thereof

The present invention is directed to pesticidal mixtures comprising sabadilla oil and at least one fungicide and methods of controlling pests including pathogenic fungi by application of pesticidal mixtures comprising sabadilla oil and at least one fungicide.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289018

Methods and compositions for reducing contamination on food contact surfaces

Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods for decontaminating food contact surfaces using a fine spray/mist that comprise an antimicrobial composition comprising an organic acid and an organic citrus extract. The spray application reduces the microbiological populations on the surface of food contact surfaces, including potential pathogens, thereby reducing cross-contamination and improving food safety. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289017

Rodenticide

A rodenticide composition is described along with a method for using the same to exterminate rodents. The composition features a mixture of a dehydrant, a composition for producing endogenous gas, a dietary emulsifier, a hypercalcemia promoter, and a source of cellulose. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289016

Microalgae extract for agricultural use

A composition for agricultural use that includes a biotic compound derived from microalgae, the compound being capable of causing the induction of resistance in plants. The microalgae may be diatoms and/or cyanobacteria. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289015

Methods of preserving the biological activity of ribonucleic acids

The present invention provides a method of substantially retaining or otherwise preserving the biological activity of a dsrna, present in a cell lysate, to post-transcriptionally silence the expression of a gene in a target organism, comprising the step of adding to the lysate a compound having the function of a protein- or amine-cross linking agent. The invention also comprises compositions comprising the lysate comprising dsrna, and protein cross linking agents, as well as the use of said agents in the method.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289014

Modified biological control agents and their uses

Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289013

Pesticidal mixtures

The present invention relates to pesticidal mixtures comprising one biological compound and at least one fungicidal, insecticidal or plant growth regulating compound as defined herein and respective agricultural uses thereof.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289012

Mollusk-killing biopesticide

A composition and methods of using the composition for the control of mollusks are provided, which include an effective amount of one or more isolated phasmarhabditis nematodes, wherein at least one of the isolated nematodes is p. Californica, p. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289011

Method of preparing an antimicrobial composition

The present invention relates to a method for preparing a stable antibacterial composition.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289010

Antimicrobial materials exhibiting synergistic efficacy

Embodiments of the present invention pertain to a material including a carrier and a co-biocide including copper ions and a biocide such as znpt, tralopyril or a combination thereof. The material may include a copper-containing glass particles or cuprous oxide particles. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289009

Methods of use of purified hydrogen peroxide gas in agricultural production, transport, and storage

The present disclosure provides for, and includes, environments for the production, transport and storage of agricultural products including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, grains, tubers, decorative plants, flowers and mushrooms. The present disclosure also relates to methods of preparing environments for the preservation and production of agricultural products also provided are organic agricultural products having reduced levels of microorganisms and residual organic compounds.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289008

Methods for wildfire control, invasive plant control, and residual control of invasive plants

A method for wildfire control in a habitat that contains or could contain plants susceptible to wildfire includes applying to the habitat a composition containing a cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor. A method of controlling invasive plants in a habitat includes applying to the habitat a composition containing a cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289007

Novel compounds for controlling arthropods

The invention relates inter alia to compounds of the general formula (i). Also described are methods for preparing the compounds of the formula (i). ...

10/11/18 / #20180289006

Diarylimidazole compound and harmful organism control agent

The present invention provides a compound represented by formula (i) or salt thereof (in the formula, a1 and a2 each independently represents a nitrogen atom or the like, b1, b2, b3 and b4 each independently represents a carbon atom or nitrogen atom, x1 represents an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkyl group or the like, n represents a number of x1 and represents an integer of 0-4, r1 represents a halogeno group or the like, r2 represents an unsubstituted or substituted c1-6 alkyl group or the like, m represents a number of the oxide group bonding with the nitrogen atom which does not bond with r2 on the imidazole ring, and represents 0 or 1, r3 represents a hydrogen atom or the like, ar represents an unsubstituted or substituted c6-10 aryl group.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289005

Fungicidal compositions

A fungicidal composition comprising a mixture of components (a) and (b), wherein components (a) and (b) are as defined in claim 1, and use of the compositions in agriculture or horticulture for controlling or preventing infestation of plants by phytopathogenic microorganisms, preferably fungi.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289004

Stable liquid volatile peroxy acid and alcohol containing sporicidal disinfecting composition

The present invention relates to a stable liquid, volatile peroxyacid containing sporicidal disinfecting composition, effective in deactivating, inhibiting, disabling, killing, and/or sterilizing bacterial spores, comprising: —about ≥0.05 wt.-% to about ≤10 wt.-% of at least one c2 to c8 carboxylic acid and at least one c2 to c8 peroxycarboxylic acid, —about ≥2 wt.-% to about ≤20 wt.-% of an peroxide agent, —about ≥20 wt.-% to about ≤50 wt.-% of an alcohol with about 2 to about 4 carbons, —the remainder to 100% by weight is water, based on the total weight of the sporicidal liquid composition.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180289003

Synergistic antibacterial activity of medium polarity oils in combination with antibacterial agents on bacterial biofilms

The compositions of the present invention comprise at least one medium polarity oil and at least one antibacterial agent, the combination of which produces a synergistic antibacterial effect against bacterial biofilms. Methods are disclosed for the reduction of bacteria in and/or elimination of bacterial biofilms on biological and non-biological surfaces, as well as methods for the treatment of wounds, skin lesions, mucous membrane lesions, and other biological surfaces infected or contaminated with bacterial biofilms.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289002

Method of preparing amidoamine alkoxylates and compositions thereof

A method of producing an amidoamine alkoxylate is disclosed that involves reacting a triglyceride, a carboxylic acid, or a combination of triglyceride and carboxylic acid with an alkyleneamine to produce an amidoamine and alkoxylating the amidoamine with an alkylene oxide. Also disclosed are amidoamine alkoxylate compositions and their use in agricultural formulations.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289001

Treating seeds, plants, and soil with encapsulated composition

Coated seeds, plants, or soil are described. The seeds, plants or soil are coated with an encapsulated composition containing a plurality of capsules each comprising an amphiphilic material encapsulating an agrochemical, the encapsulated agrochemical having a release rate less than a release rate of unencapsulated agrochemical. ...

10/11/18 / #20180289000

Efficacy-enhancing agent composition for amino acid-based agrochemicals

The present invention is an efficacy-enhancing agent composition for amino acid-based agrochemicals, containing, in a specific ratio, specific three quaternary ammonium salts having an ester group, and a specific fatty acid.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288999

Methods and compositions for pest bait

This invention is based on the discovery that 1-methylcyclopropene (1-mcp) can cause feeding stimulation by reticulitermes flavipes workers. Provided are pest baits comprising one or more compounds of compound a and one or more pesticide for pest management. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288998

Modulating ischemic injury

The invention is directed to methods of modulating ischemic injury in tissues and organs, including donor tissue and organs and intact tissue and organs. The invention is further directed to methods of increasing time to ischemic injury in such tissues and organs. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288997

Vehicle winch game loader

A vehicle winch game loader. The device includes a central support including a first pulley connected to an upper end thereof. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288996

Game carrier and dressing apparatus

A game carrier and dressing apparatus including a carriage bed having a left side, a right side, a front side, and a back side. A towing handle assembly having a front handle and a structure interconnected between the front handle to the back side of the carrying bed. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288995

Weighted rodent bait stations and related methods

Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288994

Little fire ant killing bait station with access only to tiny insects and providing rain protection for longer effectiveness

This invention is the modification of widely available plastic household plumbing caps to serve as poison bait stations for killing colonies of little fire ants which have infested southern states and hawaii creating misery for residents due to their bites. The modification consists of inserting into the caps metal screens with wire spacing adequate to allow passage of the tiny ants into the caps but preventing the bait granules from falling out. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288993

Packaged stealthy mosquito trap

A mosquito trap having a motor and fan to draw ambient air radially into the trap with the airflow going downwards through a large insect exclusion screen into and through a collection cup cloth netting and into and through a collection cup and through a second screen at the bottom of the collection cup. In preferred embodiments all of the other components of the trap can be easily and compactly stored in the collection cup prior to and after use in the field.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288992

Insect trap to control mosquito population

An insect-trap (200), which is composed of a cover (30) with a fan (40) which blows air inside of the container (20). The airflow created by the fan (40) suction mosquitoes into the container while the airflow that leaves the cover thru the outlet (32) is collecting the aroma from the attractant (80) which is very effective at luring mosquitoes to come closer. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288991

Systems and methods for a fishhook remover

Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a device configured to reverse the direction of a fish hook up to two hundred degrees deep within a fish's gullet. This may allow the hook to be extracted without a barb of the hook re-engaging itself into the fish's tissue, as well as without the fisherman inserting their hand into the fish's mouth.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288990

Castable sensor device

A sensor assembly for a castable lure is provided including a pressure sensor configured to measure a water pressure applied to the castable lure when deployed in an underwater environment, a processor, and a memory including computer program code. The computer program code configured to, when executed on the processor, cause the processor to receive pressure data from the pressure sensor, correlate the pressure data with time stamp data, cause the pressure data and correlated time stamp data to be stored in the memory, determine a data connection status between a transceiver and a marine electronic device, and in response to determining that a data connection exists, cause the pressure data and the correlated time stamp data to be transmitted to the marine electronic device. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288989

Apparatus for attracting fish and methods for using the same

An apparatus and method for attracting fish is provided. The apparatus is an oblong flasher, comprised of a planar mid-section and planar ends. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288988

Transgenic silkworms expressing spider silk

Transgenic silkworms stably expressing synthetic spider silk genes or composite silkworm/spider silk genes are disclosed. The exogenous spider silk genes are stably intergrated into a defined site of the fibroin heavy chain intron or a fibroin light chain intron of silkworms. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288987

High volume breeding and life cycle synchronisation system

The present invention is in the field of a high volume breeding and life cycle synchronization system for nematodes and a method for breeding such nematodes. An example of a nematode is caenorhabditis elegans (c. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288986

Genetically modified major histocompatibility complex animals

The invention provides genetically modified non-human animals that express chimeric human/non-human mhc i polypeptide and/or human or humanized β2 microglobulin polypeptide, as well as embryos, cells, and tissues comprising the same. Also provided are constructs for making said genetically modified animals and methods of making the same. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288985

Poly-glutamine androgen receptor knock-in mouse models, reagents and methods

A knock-in non-human mammal comprising a recombinant androgen receptor (ar) cassette containing an exogenous human polyglutamine (polyq) tract encoding sequence in exon 1, wherein the human polyq tract encoding sequence is stably integrated into the genome of the animal. Also provided are recombinant cells, fertilized eggs and tissues. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288984

Method of producing infertile fish and egg-producing aquatic animals and of delivering compounds into eggs and embryos

Methods for the production of reproductively sterile fish and aquatic animals for aquaculture, the aquarium trade, and control of invasive species are described. The methods include disruption of gonadal development through the administration of compounds that lead to the failure of fertile gonadal development. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288983

Multiplexed genome editing

A method of modulating some or all copies of a gene in a cell is provided including introducing into a cell one or more ribonucleic acid (rna) sequences that comprise a portion that is complementary to all or a portion of each of the one or more target nucleic acid sequences, and a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a cas protein and maintaining the cells under conditions in which the cas protein is expressed and the cas protein binds and modulates the one or more target nucleic acid sequences in the cell.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288982

Method for measuring tumor burden in patient derived xenograft (pdx) mice

Kits and methods providing measurement of tumor burden in a patient derived xenograft (pdx) mouse are described. Exemplary embodiments contemplate taking a sample, typically a blood sample, from a pdx mouse and using a real-time polymerase chain reaction (pcr) system to quantitate both human patient circulating tumor dna (ctdna) and mouse dna. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288981

Method, system, and harvesting apparatus for aquaculture trench maintenance and harvesting

A system of harvesting sea creatures from a trench holding the sea creatures in seawater, including a trench, an injection well, and a harvesting apparatus that extracts the sea creatures from the trench. The trench includes a gate at one end of the trench. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288980

Oyster farming apparatus and methods

Disclosed herein are stackable cages for holding oysters, modular cages for holding oysters, floating platforms for deploying and retrieving oyster cages from a long line, and floats adapted to engage a plurality of oyster long lines and from which one or more oyster cages may depend.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288979

Fish egg incubator

A fish egg incubator including a housing containing a reciprocating mechanism, at least one connector assembly associated with the reciprocating mechanism, at least one perforated containing assembly for holding the fish eggs located at least partially below a water surface and which is associated with the connector assembly where in the reciprocating mechanism periodically moves the least one perforated containing assembly in the water in order to move the eggs in the at least one perforated containing assembly.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288978

Bee frame extractor grip

Bee keepers, or apiarists, need to regularly inspect their hives in an apiary. In addition, the goal of the apiary is to collect products from the hive. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288977

Beehive status sensor and method for tracking pesticide use in agriculture production

Monitoring system, device and method for detecting chemicals in an insect environment, such as a beehive or colony. The method can include monitoring the insect environment for the presence of at least one chemical or environmental factor using at least one sensor located within the insect environment, the at least one sensor operative to generate data in response to the presence of at least one chemical or factor in the environment and communicate the data to an associated data processing device, monitoring a population of insects in the insect environment to detect a change in the population or health of insects that make up the population, and generating a correlation between a detected change in the population or health of insects in the insect environment with an increase or decrease of the at least one chemical outside the insect environment.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288976

Agricultural monitoring system using image analysis

Aspects of this disclosure include a system for providing non-contact, computer-vision based monitoring of the health and pollination activity of a beehive. The system may include camera positioned proximate to a beehive. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288975

Poultry housing apparatus and method for egg laying ducks

The invention relates to a poultry housing unit, in particular for ducks to lay eggs, a poultry house, in particular for keeping ducks, and a method for keeping ducks. The invention relates to a poultry housing unit for ducks to lay eggs, comprising a plurality of nests arranged one beside the other and above a floor area, at least one supporting element extending in the vertical direction from a lower supporting end to an upper free end and arranged relatively movably in the vertical direction in relation to the floor area, and a locking element which interacts with the supporting element to block movement of the supporting element in a vertically upward supporting direction relative to the floor area and to allow movement of the supporting element relative to the floor area in a vertically downward direction of free motion.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288974

Animal collar

A collar for an animal includes an elongate piece of flexible material having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends configured to be releasably coupled together about the neck of an animal. The collar also includes a lighting system coupled to the piece of material. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288973

Novel dog leash

A novel dog leash includes a case with a receiving space, a reel, a switch button, a transmission member, and a braking paddle, with an axle core positioned therein and sheathed in the reel; spaced braking positions configured on the reel, corresponding to the braking paddle; the braking paddle pivoted in the case, including a first pivoted end and a first free end; the transmission member pivoted in the case, including a second pivoted end and a second free end; the second free end and the first pivoted end positioned on two opposite ends of a first spring, while the second pivoted end and the first free end on that of the second spring. The second pivoted end cooperates with the switch button extending to the outside of the case. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288972

Multi-functional reconfigurable pet enrichment system

A reconfigurable pet enrichment system designed to help pets fulfill their natural behaviors is provided. The system is arranged to facilitate an environment that helps stimulate, entertain, and exercise a pet, and also provides a defensible space for napping, resting, or sleeping. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288971

Pet toy with multiple sound producing features and method of entertaining an animal

A pet toy includes two distinct noisemaking elements. The first element includes an air tube and reed housed within a middle section of the toy. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288970

Functional garments to collect loose hair and skin of domestic pets

A multi-layered animal garment is configured to aid shedding of fur from an animal. The garment includes a fur agitation layer comprising a plurality of fur agitation features to facilitate the shedding as the fur agitation layer moves relative to the fur and a mesh layer configured to retain fur pieces shed from the fur. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288969

Animal grooming tool

An animal grooming tool is disclosed that includes a handle and one or more grooming devices, each functionally similar to any of a number of standard animal grooming hand tools, such as a shedding blade, rake, de-matting tool or de-shedding tool. The ability to adjust the angle of a grooming device to its handle is disclosed. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288968

Water regulation system

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for regulating a fluid level provided in an animal watering trough. The components that are part of the apparatus, system, and method may include a housing having at least one side wall, base, and removable cover where the housing define a cavity that is configured to contain fluid. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288967

Animal feeder

A feeder for a horse or another animal includes a container with an open top end and a closed bottom end, a lid for closing the top end, a bottom opening proximate the lower end of at least one of a front and rear wall of the container, a gate normally closing the opening, a cable connecting the top of the gate to a winch, and a control assembly for periodically operating the winch to wind or unwind the cable on the winch to open the gate at predetermined times during the day permitting access to the feed, and for closing the gate after preselected intervals to prevent further access to the feed.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288966

Apparatus for receiving food products

An apparatus for receiving a food product having a cover and a removable liner are discussed. The cover has a top and bottom opening and a sidewall that extends at least partially between the top and bottom opening. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288965

Dog accessories case

A dog accessories case that features a dog bone-shaped bag making the process of feeding and hydrating pets as well as transporting essentials. The dog accessories case includes a dog bone-shaped bag includes a top portion, the dog bone-shaped bag contains one or more dog accessories, a pair of bowls disposed on the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a storage area disposed on a middle portion of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a plurality of hinges disposed on a plurality of back edges of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and are used to open and close the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a plurality of snaps disposed on a plurality of front edges of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and to secure and release the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and a bone-shaped handle.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288964

Pet carrier

A pet carrier includes two half-shells of substantially identical shape and sizes, to be arranged so that they mutually face the respective concavities, the half-shells forming the two halves of a carrier. The two half-shells, once arranged mutually on top of each other, form a substantially parallelepiped-shaped structure, at least one of the two half-shells having a resealable gap that can be closed by a door, or a grating or the like. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288963

Stall floor assembly

A stall floor assembly for an animal bedding installation is provided. The assembly includes a front end and a rear end and a plurality of floor sections. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288962

Animal crate assembly

A side of an animal enclosure including a plurality of interconnected horizontal and vertical wires, where the plurality of horizontal wires includes a top wire and a bottom wire, and the plurality of vertical wires includes a first end wire and a second end wire. A plurality of hooked ends are formed at the ends of either the plurality of horizontal wires or the plurality of vertical wires. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288961

Stackable and pallet-transportable cheese log forming and holding tray

A tray that eliminates the need for wrapping or packaging edible food articles that are in a malleable form, such as when made or otherwise produced, with the tray formed with at least a plurality of pairs of article holding compartments each three dimensionally contoured so as to define an edible food article mold that shapes or forms an edible food article received therein that is in a formable or moldable state so as to substantially conform at least a portion of the edible food article to the shape of the three-dimensional contour of the mold of the compartment in which the article is received. A preferred embodiment of the tray has at least a plurality of pairs of elongate article holding compartments that are generally parallel with one another with the article shaping or forming mold defined by each compartment formed of a compartment sidewall that has a concavely curved cross-section that preferably is generally semicircular in a transverse cross-section. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288960

Introgression of a yield qtl in cucumis sativus plants

The present invention relates to cultivated cucumber plants comprising a yield qtl on chromosome 3 of their genome, and to methods for generating such plants, and their use.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288959

Lettuce variety nun 09094 ltl

The disclosure relates to lettuce variety nun 09094 ltl as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288958

Spinach hybrid svvc7989 and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid svvc7989 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid svvc7989 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288957

Tomato line fir-9r14-6153

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line fir-9r14-6153. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of tomato line fir-9r14-6153 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. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288956

Tomato line firkl13-4132

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato line firkl13-4132. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of line firkl13-4132 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. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288955

Yield traits for maize

Methods for introgressing an allele of interest of a locus associated with a yield trait into zea mays germplasm are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include providing a zea mays plant that contains an allele of interest of a locus associated with a yield trait, wherein the locus associated with the yield trait is identifiable by pcr amplification of a zea mays nucleic acid with a pair of oligonucleotides primers as disclosed herein, and introgressing the allele of interest into zea mays germplasm that lacks the allele. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288954

Method of growing plants and system therefore

A method of growing plants in which the plants extend in a growing chamber can include emitting light from a light source onto a foliage of the plants, the light source being positioned within a light source conduit having an inlet and an outlet, and the emitted light being transmitted across a transparent wall of the light source conduit to the plants, circulating air in the light source conduit, the air circulating in the light source conduit absorbing heat from the light source, and transferring at least some of the heated air obtained from the outlet of the conduit to the growing chamber, thereby conditioning the temperature in the growing chamber. Other methods of handling the air medium are also presented.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288953

Hydraulic drive for the feed rollers of a head of a complete timber harvester

A hydraulic drive for feed rollers of a head of a complete timber harvester includes two radial piston motors coupled for conjoint rotation to the feed rollers. One radial piston motor has only one displacement volume and the other radial piston motor has two displacement volumes, between which it is possible to switch. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288952

Handheld blower

A handheld blower includes a housing having an air inlet and a duct assembly mounted in front of the air inlet, the duct assembly including a duct connected with the housing, a motor and a fan mounted in the duct, a battery, and a blowpipe connected to the housing by the duct assembly, the blowpipe defining a central axis in the length direction, and a handle arranged above the housing and the battery. The handle includes a gripping portion arranged on opposite sides of a plane in which the gravity center of the blower is located, and the plane is parallel to a central axis of the blowpipe and substantially perpendicular to a working ground. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288951

Adjustable trellis system

A trellis system and method are provided that permit customizable orientation of support arms. The arms are independently movable to various positions and may be locked in the selected positions. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288950

Plant raising apparatus

A plant raising apparatus: a light source that emits light traveling toward an aboveground part of a plant; a heat insulating portion that has a light transmitting property and that partitions a space at a side of the light source and a space at a side of the aboveground part; and an air blowing mechanism that generates an airflow at a space between the light source and the heat insulating portion. Thereby, it is suppressed that the heat of high temperature air staying above the heat insulating portion having a light transmitting property adversely affects the plant.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288949

Method of growing plants, growing chamber and system therefore

A growing chamber adapted to grow at least a portion of a plurality of plants therein, an inlet duct leading into the growing chamber, an outlet duct leading out from the growing chamber, the growing chamber being sealed from its surroundings except for the inlet and the outlet. A method of growing at least a portion of the plants in the growing chamber, can include: raising the relative humidity level in the growing chamber to at least 45%, lowering the relative humidity level in the growing chamber to below 45%, and repeating the steps of raising and lowering at least five times during a single day.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288948

Automated terrarium

Automated terrariums and methods of using the terrariums are disclosed. The automated terrarium comprises a housing having a base and a lid, wherein the lid is supported by at least two support pillars. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288947

Substrate auto-paver for table-top culture

The substrate auto-paver for the table-top culture machine is mainly composed of a moving car, a matrix and a matrix-packing mechanism, the substrate material in the cabinet, an evenly paving mechanism that realizes double-sided blanking, and a remote control. The manual push-pull arm is employed to ensure that the return wheel touches the ground, using the matrix agencies to van automatically. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288946

Methods and materials for prolonging plant viability in refrigeration-free storage environments

This disclosure relates to compositions, containers, systems, assemblies, and related methods for cultivation and shipping of live and growing plants. The compositions, containers, systems, assemblies, and related methods disclosed herein provide additional stability for a plant's growing environment and enable prolonged storage and shipping shelf life while also reducing or eliminating the need for refrigeration.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288945

Plant treatment system and method

Described are systems and methods for treating and/or helping prevent microbial infections on plants and trees by applying a treatment solution to cut areas of the plants or trees that have been exposed during a hedging or topping operation, or the like.. . ...

10/11/18 / #20180288944

A lighting system and corresponding method

A system for lighting a space for growing vegetables, e.g. A greenhouse, wherein the system includes a first set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in a first, vertical direction, a second set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in at least one second direction, different from the vertical direction, e.g. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288943

Illumination for horticultural and other applications

A convex reflective surface, such as mirror (1) or an equivalent deflector of radiation, designed to suit a fig. 5 particular location or type of location, fixed in position and requiring no adjustment, can re-direct solar radiation (2,3) downwards onto a chosen target area throughout the calendar year or such lesser period of operation as may be chosen, benefitting the growth of plants in a greenhouse or the open air, and other human activities, at minimal expenditure including of fossil fuel.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288942

Grinding device and grinding method wherein a grinding unit can operate on-board as well as off-board

A grinding device and a grinding method for grinding at least one knife. The grinding device includes a frame with a knife holder and a grinding unit comprising a grinding head, a grinding head holder, and a grinding head drive assembly. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288941

Silo for grain

According to one aspect of the invention there is provided a method of drying a body of grain, comprising storing the body of grain in an elongate bag silo 10, providing at least a first outlet 22 intermediate a first end 16 and a second end 18 of the bag and at least a first and a second inlet (26, 28), situated intermediate the outlet 22 and the first end 16 of the bag. The second inlet 28 is spaced longitudinally further away from the first outlet 22 than the first inlet 26 and the first outlet 22 is the closest outlet to the second inlet 28 in a direction towards the second end 18 of the bag 10. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288940

Harvester louver rotation

A harvester cleaning system may include a first cleaning zone extending in a first inclined plane and a second cleaning zone extending in a second inclined plane different than the first inclined plane. The first and second cleaning zones may include first and second sets of louvers. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288939

Agricultural mowing device

A mowing device for mowing material between rows of planted crops in an agricultural field, comprising a series of mower assemblies attached to a tractor and spaced from each other so that each mower assembly is located between an adjacent pair of rose of a printed crop. Multiple blades are mounted for rotation on each mower assembly for cutting material growing in the space between adjacent pairs of rows of a planted crop. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288938

Mower deck dual wedge system

A mower deck dual wedge system uses a dual wedge configuration to funnel vine like material for cutting to prevent interference with a spindle shaft. The system includes a mower deck having an upper wall and a peripheral. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288937

Sod harvester having auxiliary stacking conveyor

A sod harvester can include an auxiliary stacking conveyor for stacking or folding slabs of sod on a conveyor prior to the stacked/folded slabs being removed from a stacking conveyor by a stacking head. The auxiliary stacking conveyor can be configured to receive a leading slab of sod and then stack the leading slab on top of a trailing slab while the trailing slab is being advanced along a conveyor. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288936

Fertilizer tube system

A fertilizer tube system for efficiently dispensing and placing fertilizer within a furrow to minimize germination injury. The fertilizer tube system generally includes a fertilizer tube having an input opening at an upper end of the fertilizer tube and an output opening at a lower end of the fertilizer tube, an upper connector attached to an upper portion of the fertilizer tube, a central connector attached to a central portion of the fertilizer tube and a lower connector attached to a lower portion of the fertilizer tube.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288935

A pot seedling feeding system for transplanter

The present invention provides a pot seedling feeding system for a transplanter, including a conveyor unit, a detection sensor, a controller, a seedling separation unit, side plates, and support stands. The conveyor unit includes a step motor, a transmission shaft, a conveyor belt, a tensioning shaft, and bearings. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288934

Implement for adjustably metering an agricultural field input according to different frame sections

Metering devices for an agricultural implement are provided for applying a field input, for example, pneumatically delivered granular product including seed or fertilizer or sprayed liquid product including fertilizer and the like, to an agricultural field. In the applying of the field input, the rate of application of the dispensers of one section of the implement can be collectively varied in relation to the rate of application of the dispensers of a different section of the implement frame.. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288933

Seed treatment facilities, methods, and apparatus

A seed treatment system having a central computerized data store, a user interface, and network connections from the data store to a plurality of retail facilities and a plurality of agricultural produce suppliers. Each retail facility having a seed treatment system configured to uniformly treat batches of seeds with any of a variety of precisely measured chemical formulations. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288932

Overpressure prevention system for an agricultural machine

Agricultural machines such as sprayers can be improved by providing a pressure relief system in the operator cab to allow the operator cab to be pressurized while avoiding over-pressurization. The pressure relief system can be arranged to allow air to freely escape from the operator cab during what would otherwise be an over-pressurization event, such as a door or window being closed. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288931

Agricultural implement with treader-reel finishing attachment

An agricultural tillage implement has a main frame with a plurality of ground support wheels, and a finishing attachment arranged behind a group of primary seedbed preparation tools. The finishing attachment includes a reel assembly having an over-frame tube to which reel standards are attached, and reel arms that connect the over-frame tube to the implement frame. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288930

Disc opener scraper with insert for straw wrap prevention, wear reduction and seed guidance, and welded slot-positioned wing member

A unique scraper assembly for the disc of a furrow opener features an obstruction carried at inner side of the scraper body in a position trailing behind the leading scraper edge to prevent straw from accumulating in the space between the disc and scraper near the leading scraper edge, to block seed or other product delivered into the furrow from skipping forward into this space, to reduce wear on the leading scraper edge by increasing an area of pressured contact with the disc during side loading of the scraper, and/or provide lubricated contact with the disc to reduce rotational resistance during side loading. In some embodiments, the obstruction is defined by a separate insert of distinct material composition from the scraper. ...

10/11/18 / #20180288929

Shank assembly for an agricultural implement with improved tillage point retention and related methods

In one aspect, a shank assembly for an agricultural implement may include a shank and a tillage point coupled to a distal end of the shank. The tillage point may include a body having first and second retention walls, with the retention walls being spaced apart such that a retention slot is defined directly between the retention walls. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279813

Bedding apparatus

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An improved bedding apparatus structured and arranged having built in pillows and an integrally attached bedspread/comforter to facilitate the process of making one's bed, as well as provide a practical means of preventing bed sheets, blankets, and pillows from becoming untucked and falling off the bed during the night.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279812

Mechanism for keeping shopping carts within a storage area

A mechanism for keeping shopping carts within a storage area and a system for storing shopping carts are described herein. The mechanism includes a mechanical stop disposed at or near the ground at an opening of a storage area that is configured to store a plurality of shopping carts, the mechanical stop being moveable from an upward locked position to a downward unlocked position, the mechanical stop being configured to engage one or more wheels of a shopping cart to keep the shopping cart inside the storage area. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279811

System for providing automatic packaging of product

A system is provided for the simplification of the packaging process in markets, supermarkets and similar places. The system has reels, a product guider palette, at least one bag stopper provided to open the bag mouth in the head part, including a product flow channel preventing the products to overflow out of the packaging section, a solenoid valve and a packaging section including at least one bag holder connecting tab providing to pull the bag where the products are stored and when the bag is in a certain weight, providing to perform its leaving process from the system, a product slideway, a bag roller for the bags as wrapped where the products are put, and a carrier body carrying the whole system, providing automatic packaging of the products.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279810

Bagging apparatus

A support has a loading surface that is formed for placement of a merchandise. A guide is disposed around the support and along an outer circumference of the loading surface. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279809

Rugged lockdown merchandise security apparatus

An apparatus for securely displaying a product includes a post, a cradle assembly supported by the post, the cradle assembly including a base plate and a plurality of plates slidably engaged with the base plate, each plate of the plurality of plates including a respective arm to engage a respective side of the product, a lock mount fixed to, and extending outward from, the base plate, the post, or the base plate and the post, and a lock disposed in the lock mount, the lock engaging a respective plate of the plurality of plates to fasten the respective plate of the plurality of plates to the base plate.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279808

Tiered modular display

The display is assembled with flexible display components that are combinable to produce displays that are customized to the displayed product or products. The flexibility of the display components provides an adjustable display structure with variable display sizing and spacing of the displayed product or products.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279807

A portable stand

A portable stand (10) comprises a back wall (12), a base element (14), and two opposed end plates (16) between which the back wall and the base element extend, so to define an open-top box-like container. It also comprises legs (35) that can be folded up next to the base element (14); support arms (40) with a pivotal connection (42) so each support arm (40) can be moved between a closed position adjacent to the back wall (12), and a second position projecting upward from the back wall (12). ...

10/04/18 / #20180279806

Tape for modular shelf system

A system and method are disclosed which facilitate installation of modular shelving through utilization of a notch indication tape. The notch identification tape may include an adhesive surface and an opposing identification surface having a plurality of identification markers. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279805

Security system for displaying objects

A mount assembly and a security system for securely displaying objects. A mount assembly for securing to an object, including opposed clamp members for engaging the object, and a clamp assembly for releasably securing the clamp members, the clamp assembly including opposed surfaces defining at least one passage for receiving ends of the opposed clamp members, the opposed surfaces being movable to each other to secure the clamp members.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279804

Adjustable child restraint device

A child restraining device in the form of a folding or foldable chair includes a frame with a back. The back of the frame has parallel rods and a bottom foldably attached to the back by lockable hinges. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279803

Safety seat, notably for a child

A safety seat of the type having a seat part that is kept at a distance from the ground by a support system. The seat includes a detection system and signalling system, the latter being able to go off when it is shaken and/or unintentionally inclined.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279802

Diaper changing assistance device

A diaper changing assistance device. The diaper changing assistance device provides efficiency to a parent changing a diaper of an infant. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279801

Child tray assembly and multi-function high chair

A child tray assembly includes a first tray and a second tray. The first tray is slidably disposed on a child seat. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279800

Infant chairs

An infant-supporting chair. The chair may include a seat and a tray assembly that includes a releasable mechanical latching system for retainingly engaging the tray assembly to the seat when the tray assembly is in a latching position. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279799

Multi-function high chair

A multi-function high includes a first child seat and a second child seat. The first child seat includes a first seat portion. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279798

Bleach compatible polyolefin mattress cover

A bleach compatible mattress cover made of a non-woven polyolefin material and defining an interior cavity. The interior cavity configured to receive a mattress structure which may include a first and second support structure disposed in the interior cavity. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279797

Systems and methods for simultaneously controlling cinema seats

This invention relates to theater seating, and more particularly to simultaneously controlling a plurality of seats in a theater comprising a user interface and transmitter that can be used to control various elements of the seat, and a receiver and motor control unit attached to each theater seat. In some embodiments, a signal transmitter operated by an individual at a theater may simultaneously control the various elements of any group of seats.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279796

Mattress containing microencapsulated phase change material

A mattress containing a core section, a high loft non-woven layer at least partially covering a first side of the core section and containing a plurality of heat and flame resistant fibers, bulking fibers, and binder fibers, a ticking layer at least partially covering the high loft non-woven layer and containing a textile layer, a pattern coated layer. The pattern coated layer may be printed on the high loft non-woven layer, the ticking layer, or any layer between the high loft non-woven layer and the ticking layer. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279795

Mattress assemblies having nested, zipperless mattress ticking assemblies

Mattress assemblies include a mattress core assembly and a nested, zipperless mattress ticking assembly for covering the mattress core assembly and a nested, zipperless mattress ticking assembly for covering the mattress core assembly. The nested, zipperless mattress ticking assembly includes an upper mattress ticking assembly having a top side extending over a top side of the mattress core assembly and a peripheral portion extending over a portion of the peripherally-extending side of the mattress core assembly, and a lower mattress ticking assembly having a bottom side extending over the bottom side of the mattress core assembly and a peripheral portion extending over a portion of the peripherally-extending side of the mattress core assembly. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279794

Bed

A bed assembly that includes a platform that would typically receive a mattress so that the platform can support a person in a lying position. The platform is supported by a post that extends downwardly from the platform to base. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279793

Stowable exercise chair for standing desks

The chair of the present disclosure balances safety, comfort, ergonomics, numerous desk geometries, a variety of floor surfaces, the physics of cantilevered elements, the height of floor obstacles, and a large range of body types/sizes. It can address the recommendations of ergonomic experts and adds the unique forward footrest/exercise bar for stretching, core workouts, and to increase the variety of ergonomic seating positions. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279792

Stool

A stool and a plurality of coverings which are held to a top of the stool via a retaining member are disclosed. In some embodiments, the stool includes a top and a base, the plurality of coverings being held to the top of the stool via the retaining member. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279791

Seat fitted with garnish

A seat is provided with: a frame; a pad supported by the frame; a skin member covering a front surface of the pad and provided with a first opening; an annular plate having a second opening and attached to a part of the skin member surrounding the first opening so that the first opening opposes the second opening; and a garnish including a tubular portion passed into the first opening and the second opening, and retained onto the pad, a flange provided at a front end of the tubular portion and having a larger outer diameter than the tubular portion, and an engagement claw projecting from an outer periphery of the tubular portion, and engaging the annular plate between the flange and the engagement claw.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279790

Tray table assembly with automatic centering during stowage

A tray table assembly adapted to move to and from a stowed position in a stowage module positioned to one side of a passenger seat. The assembly includes an arcuate rail movably mounted in the stowage module, a tray table mounted on the rail for arcuate movement along the rail between the stowed position and the deployed position relative to the rail, and also mounted on the rail for fore and aft translating movement in the deployed position. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279789

Shading assembly

A shading assembly for a chair includes a frame that is configured to couple to a chair, such as a beach chair and a lawn chair. A panel is configured to position over the frame and to couple to the chair. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279788

Chair / game combination

The invention provides a combination chair and bean bag game comprising a chair frame comprising a horizontally disposed frame having a first end, second end, and medially facing surface; a vertically disposed frame having a first end, second end, and medially facing surface, wherein the first end of the vertically disposed frame extends from the first end of the horizontally disposed frame; a single webbing, or a plurality of webbings overlaying the medially facing surfaces of the horizontally and vertically disposed frames; means for maintaining the frame above the ground and supporting the weight of a person seated on the fabric cover overlaying the frame; and at least one aperture extending through a portion of the webbing overlaying the horizontally disposed frame, wherein the aperture is positioned intermediate the first and second ends of the horizontally disposed frame.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279787

Device for axial translation of armrests, in particular for office chairs

An armrest for office chairs includes a pad and a sleeve coupled to the chair structure. A tray, having longitudinal strips with seats at their ends, is integral with the sleeve and houses a play recovery element having externally protruding appendages, and the play recovery element has two central curved portions with opposite concavities. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279786

Non-rotating t-nut and screw catch for use in a chair panel and method for using the same

An oval-shaped t-nut that is received within an oval receiver machined into the upholstered panel to be secured to a chair frame is provided. The oval shape of the t-nut prevents the oval-shaped t-nut from rotating when a screw is driven into the t-nut. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279785

Oscillation mechanism for chairs

An oscillation mechanism for chairs includes a support frame, a structure coupled to the support frame to rotate about a first axis, an elastic element interposed between the support frame and the structure and configured to oppose a reaction force to an oscillation of the structure. The reaction force generates a reaction moment acting on the structure with respect to the first axis. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279784

Recliner mechanism having a pawl spring cartridge

A recliner mechanism for a seat. The recliner mechanism may have a first plate and a cartridge. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279783

Seat reclining device

A seat reclining device includes: a first gear member; a second gear member; paired wedge members arranged in an eccentric space; a biasing member which biases the paired wedge members in directions away from each other; and a drive member. The drive member includes a first drive protrusion which is arranged in a small-width portion of the eccentric space and a second drive protrusion which is arranged in a large-width portion of the eccentric space. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279782

Shelving unit with capacity increasing tie members

A tie bar for connecting two horizontal beams includes first and second elongate walls arranged parallel to each other, and a third elongate wall arranged perpendicular to the first and second elongate walls and coupled to a lateral side of each of the first and second elongate walls. The tie bar further includes at least one pair of hook elements positioned at terminal ends of at least one of the first, second, or third elongate walls. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279781

Drawer release

A drawer release is described. The drawer release includes a handle portion pivotally or rotatably engaged to a fixed portion, and the fixed portion is attached to or connected to a drawer. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279780

Pull-out guide for a furniture part

A pull-out guide for a furniture part (2) which can be pulled out of a furniture cabinet (1) includes a cabinet rail (3) which is attachable to the furniture cabinet (1), a pull-out rail (5) which is attachable to the pull-out furniture part (2), and a bolt part (10) for blocking the pulling out of the pull-out rail from an insertion position of the pull-out rail (5), and/or for blocking the pushing in of the pull-out rail (5) from an extension position of the pull-out rail (5). The bolt part (10) is displaceable by an actuating element (13, 13′) from a blocking position, in which the bolt part (10) is acted upon by a spring element (12), in a displacement direction (11) into a release position, wherein, during the pulling out and pushing in of the pull-out rail (5), the bolt part (10) slides or rolls along a running track (23) of the cabinet rail (3) and is pressed onto the running track (23) by the spring element (12).. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279779

Stowage module mounted tray table with multi-bar linkage driven movement

A tray table assembly including a tray table movable horizontally along a predetermined path between a stowed position within a stowage module and a deployed position outside of the stowage, a linear translation member adapted to adjust a position of the tray table relative to a passenger seat, and a multi-bar linkage assembly affixed at one end to the tray table and at an opposing end to the linear translation member, the multi-bar linkage assembly comprising a plurality of links arranged to deploy the tray table along the predetermined path between the stowed and deployed positions.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279778

Gun rack

A rack including a main body, an arm connected to the main body so as to be disposed in an opening of the main body when in a storage position, and so as to extend from a front face of the main body when in a display position. The arm includes a base portion connected to the main body, and a gun support extending from the base portion.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279777

Simple ceramic combined cabinet

A simple ceramic combined cabinet comprises a bottom plate with left and right mounting holes formed in the edges of two sides, a left side plate, a right side plate, a back plate, which are all ceramic plates; and a first, a second and a third connecting blocks, wherein first mounting holes are formed in the bottom surfaces of the left and right side plates respectively, second mounting holes are formed in the upper portions of the left and right side plates; third mounting holes paired with the second mounting holes are formed in end faces of the first, second and third connecting blocks; mounting hole sites are symmetrically located on the left and right side plates in a penetrating mode respectively, and connecting pieces used for mounting door hinges or guide rails are arranged on the hole sites in a penetrating mode.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279776

Expandable shoe cubicle storage closet/armoire

This innovative and expandable shoe armoire/closet invention is a grouping of connectable framed display shoe cubicle storage towers sized using a combination of the footwear industry standard sizing and seven categories of fashion and utility styles of footwear. Prebuilt finishing storage units surround the shoe cubicle storage towers: two side-paneled cubicle tower forms the closet sides and the room's wall serve as the closet back. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279775

Clothing accessory rack

A clothing accessory rack that includes a base, a vertical stem, a plurality of circular planar platforms and a stem top. A plurality of rings, a plurality of two-sided hooks, a plurality of ring diameters, a plurality of scarf rings, a plurality of ovals and a plurality of multiple-sided hooks coupled to an outer perimeter of each of the circular platforms. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279774

Storage organizer

A storage organizer for not only jewelry and other fashion accessories for both men and women, but also useful for storing and displaying greeting cards, photos, wedding memorabilia and more in a neat compact space. The “shoulders” and hook of the present invention support a cross-bar which extends horizontally between the bottom of the hanger's shoulders, and which support a ladder-like arrangement in which two descending strips of fabric, front and back, descend from either side of the ends of the hanger's cross-bar. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279773

Stand, in particular for laptops or notebooks

Provided is a stand, in particular for laptops or notebooks, including a support positioned upright and having a top and a bottom end areas, at least one rest pivotably arranged at the top end area of the support about a first pivot axis, and an adjustment device for adjusting and fixating the rest. The adjustment device has a guide part to be guided within a motion link of the support along its longitudinal axis, and at which a first end area of a lever arrangement is mounted. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279772

Height adjustable table

A height adjustable table can include a plurality of legs, a lower portion, a worksurface, a height adjustable surface, and a linkage. The worksurface can be supported by the plurality of legs and can include a fixed surface and a height adjustable surface. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279771

Plastic suction table board

A plastic suction table board has a table top and a bottom board, wherein the edge of the table top is disposed with a side edge extending downwardly, and the edge of the bottom board is disposed with a hem extending upwardly, the hem is an arc structure protruding out of the plastic suction table board, the top end of the hem is disposed with a lip extending upwardly, the side edge covers the lip, the bottom end of the side edge is disposed above the hem. The edge of the bottom board is disposed with the hem of arc structure.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279770

Adjustable height desk system

Disclosed is a desk system having a freestanding leg assembly, a frame being attachable to an upper portion of the freestanding leg assembly and an adjustable height desktop platform comprising a table top and a supporting leg assembly. The supporting leg assembly may extend between the frame and the table top and the supporting leg assembly may have a scissor lift for adjusting the height of the table top away from the freestanding leg assembly. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279769

Height-adjustable workstation

An intelligent height-adjustable workstation includes a desktop and a seat cushion. The bottom of the desktop is supported by legs. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279768

Folding table

A folding table has two table tops. A connecting piece of one table top is rotatably pivoted to a facing connecting piece of the other table top, wherein the connecting piece and the facing connecting piece are respectively disposed with a lock hole, the lock hole of the connecting piece is aligned with the lock hole of the facing connecting piece when the two table tops are unfolded; further comprising a lock element synchronously inserted to the lock hole of the connecting piece and the lock hole of the facing connecting piece to lock the connecting piece and the facing connecting piece and an elastic element to apply elastic force on the lock element to keep the lock element in the lock holes. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279767

Bathroom stand for computing device

A bathroom stand for a computing device is described which is designed for quick setup, and storage. The bathroom stand is designed to hold a computing device at a proper height and angle for use when a user is sitting on a standard toilet. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279766

Cleaning implement

A cleaning implement equipped with: a shaft part having an insertion end section and a base end section; and a cleaning part comprising an elastomer and capable of cleaning a gap. The cleaning part has a cleaning-part body and a guide part for projecting farther outward in the axial direction than the insertion end section, and guiding the insertion of the cleaning-part body into a gap. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279765

Self-righting toothbrush

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

10/04/18 / #20180279764

Combination toothbrush and dental floss dispenser

A dental hygiene device includes a toothbrush and a dental floss dispenser. The dental floss is stored in the handle of the dental hygiene device and is wound without a spool to decrease the diameter of the handle and allow the handle to fit within a conventional toothbrush holder. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279763

Methods and systems for oral cleaning device localization

A method (300) for localizing an oral cleaning device within a user's mouth. The method includes the steps of: (i) determining (830), based on sensor information received from a motion identifier (28), a first location of the oral cleaning device within the user's mouth; (ii) measuring (850), using sensor information received from the motion identifier, an amount of time elapsing between a start and a stop of a movement of the oral cleaning device within the user's mouth at the first location; (iii) calculating (850), using fitt's law and the measured elapsed amount of time, the number of teeth the oral cleaning device was displaced during the elapsed amount of time; and (iv) determining (850), based on the first location and the number of teeth the oral cleaning device was displaced during the elapsed amount of time, which of the user's teeth were included in the displacement.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279762

Cosmetic device

The present invention provides personalized experience based on the skin condition of each user. A cosmetic device according to the embodiments of the present application includes: a detachable component including a magnetic portion, a magnetic sensor for outputting a signal depending on magnetism of the magnetic portion, and a control circuit for driving the component by controlling a motor depending on the signal.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279761

Dental cleaning device using ozonated water

A dental cleaning device for personal use, said device comprising a main base comprising at least one drinking water inlet and one water outlet and a cleaning element suitable to be hand held by a user and fluidly connected to the said main base, the said cleaning element comprising a plurality of water ejection orifices to enable the teeth to be rinsed, the main base comprising ozone injection means so as to supply ozonated water to disinfect the teeth when rinsing.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279760

Head for an oral care implement, oral care implement and method for manufacturing such head

A head (14) for an oral care implement (10) has a mounting surface (20) with a proximal end (41) and a distal end (40), the head (14) comprising at least one tuft of a first type (16) and at least one tuft of a second type (18). The at least one tuft of the first type (16) comprises filaments having a substantially circular cross-sectional area extending in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and an end-rounded free end, and the at least one tuft of the second type (18) comprises flagged filaments having split free ends. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279759

Head for an oral care implement, oral care implement and method for manufacturing such head

A head (14) for an oral care implement (10) has a mounting surface (20) comprising at least one tuft of a first type (16) and at least one tuft of a second type (18), the at least one tuft of the first type (16) and the at least one tuft of the second type (18) each having a cross-sectional area extending in a plane substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis. The cross-sectional area of the tuft of the first type (16) is smaller than the cross-sectional area of the tuft of the second type. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279758

Head for an oral care implement, oral care implement and method for manufacturing such head

A head for an oral care implement has a mounting surface comprising at least one tuft of a first length and at least one tuft of a second length, the first length being longer than the second length measured from the mounting surface of the head along a longitudinal axis of the tufts. The at least one tuft of the first length comprises filaments having a substantially circular cross-sectional area extending in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and an end-rounded free end, while the at least one tuft of the second length comprises flagged filaments having split free ends.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279757

Head for an oral care implement, oral care implement and method for manufacturing such head

A head (14) for an oral care implement (10) has a mounting surface (20) comprising at least one tuft of a first type (16) and at least one tuft of a second type (18), the at least one tuft of the first type (16) and the at least one tuft of the second type (18) each having a cross-sectional area extending in a plane substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis. The cross-sectional area of the tuft of the first type (16) is smaller than the cross-sectional area of the tuft of the second type (18). ...

10/04/18 / #20180279756

Adjustable brush

An example adjustable brush may include a handle and a brush head coupled to the handle. The brush head may include a platform, a first arm extending from the platform, and a second arm extending from the platform. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279755

Interdental toothbrush

An interdental brush has a handle with a helix style shape, as well as sections of long and short bristles to maximize plaque removal. The handle has a first end, a second end and a length between the first and second ends. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279754

Handle connector for a rotatable brush head

A handle connector assembly for a rotatable brush head includes a receptacle formed in the handle and including a chamber with a plurality of sides that face radially inwardly and a compartment communicably interconnected to the chamber. A hub carried by the brush head includes a first locking lip that is received by the compartment. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279753

Device gripper

Disclosed is a device gripper that includes a gripper body having a pair of graspable handles and a pair of device attachment/detachment parts disposed between the pair of handles to face each other and coupled to the gripper body so as to be rotatable, in which the device attachment/detachment parts have at least one mounting groove where an end portion of a device is attached or detached and move toward or away from each other to mount or remove the device.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279752

Belt clip for power tool

A belt clip for use with a power tool. The power tool includes a tool housing, a battery receptacle positioned adjacent the tool housing, and a battery selectively received within the battery receptacle. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279751

Fastening element for magnetically fastening an electronic module, set comprising such a fastening element and an electronic module

This fastening element for magnetically fastening an electronic module is configured to be fixed to a support, the support having a recess, the electronic module including a radioelectric antenna and a display screen, the radioelectric antenna having a characteristic wavelength, the display screen being visible through the recess when the fastening element is fixed to the support and fastened to the electronic module, the fastening element being configured to be fixed around the recess, wherein the fastening element comprises several portions, at least some portions being separate from each other by a respective gap for emission and/or reception of radio waves by the radioelectric antenna, and wherein at least one portion has a length depending on the characteristic wavelength.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279750

Releasable vest

A releasable vest having a front panel; front shoulder strap elements that include at least one front shoulder strap attachment opening; a back panel; a first waist belt element and a second waist belt element that are releasably coupled to the front panel and extend from the front panel; at least one release loop that is capable of being passed through an opening formed in at least one of the waist belt elements and an opening formed in the front shoulder strap elements; and a release lanyard that is capable of being passed through the release loop so as to releasably secure the waist belt elements and the shoulder strap elements to the release loop.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279749

Clip-on pouch

Various embodiments of a clip-on pouch to be attached to an article of clothing providing storage and immediate access to small items such as credit cards or spare keys for a home, car, or locker. The clip-on pouch is designed to be comfortable and concealable even when worn on undergarments. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279748

Detachable carrier for beach badges/pool tags

A composite structure and article of manufacture for a detachable carrier for beach badge or pool tag are disclosed. In various embodiments, a composite structure having a clip, a strap and a body arranged as a carrier for a metal pin badge that can be easily attached and detached in its entirety is disclosed. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279747

Wheelchair joystick retriever

A retractable retrieval device comprising a lanyard, a retractable element, a retractable cord and a connecting element. The retractable element comprises a first end coupled to the lanyard and a retractable cord coupled to the connecting element is coupled to the retractable cord. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279746

Harness and holder for gas detector

A body harness has a waist belt configured to form a closed loop around a user's waist and has a side portion corresponding to the user's side and a rear portion corresponding to the user's back. A shoulder strap is constructed to extend over the user's shoulder and has a front portion with a first strap end connected to the side portion of the waist belt and a back portion with a second strap end connected to the rear portion of the waist belt. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279745

Rigging bag

A storage and carrying bag for climbing, rigging, and rescue gear that provides a user with quick and efficient access to stored gear. The bag includes a dual-compartment body, a first fastening mechanism, an at least one second fastening mechanism, a first strap, and a second strap. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279744

Backpack with top-side inflexible protective case

A backpack includes a compartment defined in a backpack body thereof, and an inflexible protective case joined to an inner surface of a top wall of the compartment and suspending in a top side inside an internal chamber of the compartment so that the lower side of the internal chamber is maintained free for storing things. The inflexible protective case has a top opening facing toward the inner surface of the top wall of the compartment. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279743

Two-liquid mixing container provided with pressing pocket

The present device pertains to a two-liquid mixing container provided with a pressing pocket, and more particularly, to a two-liquid mixing container provided with a pressing pocket wherein a cosmetic container comprises a container body, a discharge pump, a pressing button and a container lid, and wherein a first cosmetic content is received inside the container body, a lower cap is detachably coupled to the lower part of the container body, and a pressing pocket having a second cosmetic content filled therein is coupled to the inside of the lower cap such that after a user separates the lower cap from the container body and then upwardly presses the pressing pocket, thereby mixing the first cosmetic content and the second cosmetic content, the mixed cosmetic content is exhausted by the discharge pump and used. Accordingly, since the structure of the container is simple, the productivity thereof is improved.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279742

Cosmetic case and dispenser assembly

A cosmetic case and dispenser assembly that includes a cosmetic case cover coupled to a cosmetic case body, in which cosmetic items may be stored within sleeved cosmetic enclosures disposed within independent channels of the cosmetic case body. The sleeved cosmetic enclosures are selectively translatably coupled to platform assemblies disposed within the independent channels of the cosmetic case body, and that allow for the sleeved cosmetic enclosures to translate from a first position to a second position, in which the second position is extended away from the cosmetic case body. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279741

Cosmetic container

The present disclosure relates to a cosmetic vessel. The cosmetic vessel includes a discharge unit discharging cosmetics to an outside, and a discharge plate provided at one side of the discharge unit from which the cosmetics are discharged, the discharge plate including a plurality of discharge holes, wherein the cosmetics are discharged through the plurality of discharge holes of the discharge plate, and a thin film is formed on one surface of the discharge plate exposed to the outside.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279740

Cosmetic applicator

A cosmetic applicator comprises an applicator head for applying a product including a cosmetic or a care product. The applicator head comprises a first applicator member and a second applicator member. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279739

Nail clipper

A nail clipper includes a cutting unit which includes an inner elastic plate which is bent such that a pair of cutting blades faces each other and the inner elastic plate has elastic restoring force, an outer elastic plate which is bent to surround an outer surface of the inner elastic plate and has elastic restoring force, and a pushing plate which has one end assembled to a support shaft disposed in inner and outer shaft holes penetratively formed in the inner and outer elastic plates and elastically deforms the inner and outer elastic plates by being pushed; a handle unit which includes a first main body which has an internal space into which the cutting unit is inserted and disposed, and a scattering prevention unit prevents a cut object cut by the cutting blades from scattering.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279738

Device, kit and method for coloring hair

A hair-penetrating shield 220 comprises a tooth array having top 280 and bottom 290 surfaces. In some embodiments, for a majority of the teeth, a cross section of each tooth (for example, triangular in shape) has an asymmetric width profile such that the tooth cross section, on average, is narrower near the top of the tooth and wider near the bottom of the tooth. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279737

Protective case with multi-mode rotatable magnetic positioning and closure system

A protective case for a mobile or handheld device is disclosed. The case includes front and rear cover components that are configured to rotate relative to one another so that the case is capable of being configured by the user into have multi-mode use configurations. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279736

Flap fixing buckle

The present disclosure relates to a flap fixing buckle including: a plug member having a cross bar that transverses an intermediate portion of a loop-shaped frame, in which a coupling protruding portion in which a magnet is embedded protrudes from the cross bar; and a socket member having a coupling groove into which the coupling protruding portion is inserted and which is formed in an upper surface of the socket member, in which a magnet is embedded inside the coupling groove, and a wing portion extends at the periphery of the upper surface of the socket member, and as a result, when the flap fixing buckle is installed on a bag or the like, an aesthetic external appearance may be formed because of a simple configuration, and the flap fixing buckle may be stably and conveniently fastened.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279735

Closure device assembly for a piece of luggage

Closure device assembly (1) for a piece of luggage (5) with a zipper (60), the assembly (1) comprising a zipper slider (15) for said zipper (60), an engagement element (10) for arrangement on a first body portion (51), a buckle element (11) for arrangement on a second body portion (52) and pivotable for engagement with said engagement element (10). The assembly (1) further comprises a bolt (12) with a bolt biasing member (130) being attached to said bolt (12). ...

10/04/18 / #20180279734

Accessory organizer for use with a luggage bag

Embodiments of the invention provide a module collapsible accessory organizer for use with a luggage bag. The accessory organizer includes foldable compartments. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279733

Carry-all bag with fixed insulated and non-insulated compartments

The present invention is directed to a soft-sided carry-all bag containing fixed insulated and non-insulated compartments for extensive storage of various items needed for everyday use including, among other things, food, footwear, laptop computers, cellular phones, books and notebooks, writing or eating utensils, water and drinks bottles, eyeglasses, coins, wallets, credit cards, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. The bag is meant to provide an individual with a means for consolidating such various items of everyday use without sacrificing aesthetic features, and generally includes a flexible main compartment for the storage of larger items, a rigid insulated compartment for the storage of perishable items, and a rigid non-insulated compartment for the storage of smaller items, each with separate access. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279732

Customizable multi-purpose bag with removable dividing panels

Customizable multi-purpose carrying system having reconfigurable interior with positionable, moveable, and removable partitions held in place with fabric hook and loop fasteners, creating different sized customized compartments, also including uniquely sized and positioned pockets, and ideally suited for use as travel carry-on, or up-scale sneakers, footwear, and/or sports gear bag and in some embodiments as a backpack.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279731

Vacuum assisted storage device

A vacuum assisted storage device may include a body having one or more walls which may define a storage cavity. Objects may be positioned within the storage cavity, and the storage cavity may be surrounded by an air impermeable material. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279730

Luggage with stud-hook

A luggage container includes a wheel assembly coupled to a bottom surface of the luggage container, the wheel assembly comprising a wheel; and at least two studs or feet coupled to a side surface of the luggage container. At least one of the at least two studs or feet includes a stud-hook, and the stud-hook is configured to: function as a foot when the luggage container is standing in a first orientation such that the wheel is not in contact with ground; and function as a hook when the luggage container is standing in a second orientation such that the wheel is in contact with the ground.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279729

Leather case and keyboard assembly for tablet computer

A leather case and keyboard assembly for tablet computer which includes a keyboard unit, and a support unit connected to the keyboard unit. The support unit comprises a fixed portion and a rotatable portion connected to the fixed portion by a rotating shaft while the fixed portion is connected to the keyboard unit. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279728

Multi-compartment rolling bag system

A multi-compartment rolling bag system includes a multi-compartment bag assembly having a bag with a plurality of wheels, a handle, a lock mechanism, a first-opening, a second-opening, a plurality of internal-compartments, a plurality of external-compartments, a make-up bag, a toiletry bag, and a back-side pocket. The multi-compartment rolling bag system provides a bag allowing a user to transport hot yoga related items including a water bottle and a yoga mat as well as a make-up bag, a toiletry bag for freshening up after hot yoga. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279727

Handbag

A handbag comprises a body including a bottom, a first side having a first upper edge and a first lower edge attached to the bottom and an openable mouth attached to the first upper edge; and a first foot and a second foot. The first and second feet are each attached to the bottom of the handbag and configured to support the handbag on a surface such that the bottom does not contact the surface.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279726

Pole shaft device

The present invention provides a pole shaft device including an outer shaft (10); an inner shaft (20) which is disposed in the outer shaft (10) and slides along the inside of the outer shaft (10); a fixing member (30) which is fixed on the inner shaft (20) and has an inclined surface formed in the circumferential direction thereof; and an extension member (40) which is coupled to the outer shaft (10) so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction thereof, and is extended by friction with the inclined surface so as to fix the outer shaft (10) and the inner shaft (20).. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279725

Ring system with interchangeable pieces

A ring assembly, including: a circumferential component including a protruding member; and a decorative component, having decorative indicia disposed on an upper surface, and a socket opening disposed in a lower surface having dimensions corresponding to the protruding member, the ring assembly being movable from an initially disassembled state to a fully assembled state in which the protruding member is inserted in the socket opening, and engages the decorative component.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279724

Safety buckle for a child seat

Improvements child or baby seat are disclosed. The improvements include a common design that accommodates different types and styles of child seats. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279723

Apparatus for fastening straps, method to fasten straps

Briefly, the invention provides a one-piece buckle having a protuberance extending in a first direction and at least a second protuberance extending in a second direction opposite the first direction. Also provided is a method for fastening two portions of strap having the steps of mating a protuberance on a buckle with a first set of coaxial holes in a first and second strap portion, wherein the protuberance extends in a first direction, and mating at least one protuberance with a second set of coaxial holes in the first and second strap portions, wherein the at least one protuberance extends in a second direction opposite the first direction.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279722

Automated assembly and stitching of shoe parts

Manufacturing of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by executing various shoe-manufacturing processes in an automated manner. For example, shoe parts may be retrieved and temporarily assembled according to preset relative positions to form part stacks. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279721

Article of footwear

The present invention is directed toward an article of footwear with an improved eyelet system independent of the upper. The article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure, where the sole structure includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a lateral side and a medial side. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279720

Stretchable member for shoe and shoe including the stretchable member

A stretchable member includes: a flat base made of a stretchable knitted fabric; and a limiting part extending in a stretching direction of the base, formed integrally with the base while having both ends in a length direction knitted in, and fixed to, the base, and configured to limit stretch of the base. The limiting part is longer than the distance between fixing points at which the limiting part is fixed to the base in an unstretched state, and is made of a knitted fabric which has a flat band shape and which is configured to become slack with respect to the base when the base is in the unstretched state.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279719

Footwear designing tool

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

10/04/18 / #20180279718

Sole and article of footwear having a pod assembly

A sole includes an upper sole portion having a heel region and a toe region, and a pod assembly disposed below the upper sole portion. The pod assembly includes at least five pods fluidly connected in a substantially linear arrangement extending from the heel region to the toe region. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279717

Intermittent vectored digital manipulation device and method

Footwear that includes an interdigital boss that is positioned on the footwear and extends upward from a sole of the footwear in a configuration and direction that is more anatomically correct than an improperly positioned digit of a wearer of the footwear so as to provide intermittent corrective forces on the wearer's foot as the wearer walks that prevent bunions from forming on the wearer's foot. The boss provides a slight corrective motion during load bearing and a non-correcting position during the swing phase of the gait cycle of the wearer so as to stretch soft tissues in the wearer's foot, to provide pain relief, and to delay or prevent the onset of degenerative diseases, such as bunions. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279716

Step-on shoe cover and method of use thereof

A press on shoe cover includes a bottom layer and at least one bistable spring band. The bottom layer is sized to cover at least a bottom of a shoe. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279715

Footwear device for moving around on walls made of perforated cladding plates

Disclosed is a footwear device for moving around on walls made of perforated plates, having an innerboot secured to a sole made of flexible plastics material, extending along a longitudinal axis from a heel to a tip, the sole having a semi-rigid plate, known as a core, embedded in the thickness of the sole. The core is designed to receive one or more rigid fingers that are able to pass into a hole in the wall made of perforated plates, the finger extending along the longitudinal axis and protruding from the front of the sole.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279714

High-energy power generation device for casual shoes

This disclosure discloses a high-energy power generation device for casual shoes, comprising a battery, a motor, a worm, a forward transmission crown gear, a transmission gear set, a backward transmission crown gear and a planetary gear set. This disclosure provides an efficient high-energy power generation device, which is concise in structure and exquisite in design. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279713

Lockout feature for a control device

An article of footwear can include provisions for improving the operation and use of various systems associated with the article. A control device included in the article can be configured to allow manual control of a system by a user. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279712

Woven hat and method for manufacturing woven hat by using ultrasonic sewing technology without sewing thread

Woven hats and methods for manufacturing woven hats by using an ultrasonic sewing technology without a sewing thread are disclosed. One illustrative method comprises steps such as: cutting a raw material of a hat crown into a plurality of pieces, then bonding such material in pairs using an ultrasonic sewing machine, applying to seam areas a hot-pressing bonding technology of heat-seal adhesive tape, and/or otherwise completing the manufacturing of the hat crown; manufacturing a visor by using a high-frequency hot-pressing technology; manufacturing a sweatband by using a one-time hot-pressing technology; bonding the hat crown, the visor, and the sweatband with an ultrasonic sewing machine; and fixing a rear fastener or a tail belt through rivets. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279711

Scalable helmet

An exemplary scalable helmet includes a base helmet having a lower edge, a ballistic portion removably attached to the base helmet, and a mounting portion including at least one connector. The mounting portion extends along a portion of the lower edge of the base helmet for connecting an accessory to the scalable helmet. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279710

Cycling helmet capable of switching vocal guide mode based on bone conduction earphone

A cycling helmet capable of switching a sound production guidance mode based on a bone conduction earphone includes: a helmet body and the bone conduction earphone disposed on the helmet body. The bone conduction earphone includes a magnet, a coil and a bone conduction oscillator, and the bone conduction oscillator can contact the helmet body, so as to cause the helmet body to oscillate to form a sound cavity.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279709

Detachable visor for a helmet having supports

A helmet includes an outer shell and a visor. The outer shell has a first plurality of coupling elements. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279708

Protective head gear

Protective head gear includes an exterior layer configured to cover at least a portion of a person's head, and an energy absorbing layer adjacent to at least a portion of the exterior layer for absorbing at least a portion of an impact force upon the exterior layer. At least a portion of the energy absorbing layer may include a compliant foam material and a frangible glass foam material. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279707

Helmet padding system

Helmet padding systems are disclosed. One helmet padding system includes a rigid shell configured to cover a top of a user's head and be worn under a piece of headgear. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279706

Apparatus to prevent removal of an article of clothing by a young child

A loss prevention mechanism may be attached to an article of clothing to prevent the removal of the article and/or at least one covering worn by the child. The covering(s) may be any number of type of covering including socks, shoes, gloves, mittens, hats, and the like. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279705

Cellulite diminishing fabric

Disclosed is a fabric having a first side and a second side, that is provided at least on part of the first side with a pattern of protrusions, wherein the protrusions comprise an expanded heat-expanding material, namely a heat-expanding material that has been expanded by heating. A polymeric layer is provided to the woven fabric to coat at least part of the protrusions. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279704

Ventilation for article of apparel

A vent structure and a method of forming a vent from a vent structure are described herein. The vent structure includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a set of ribs extending between the first elongate member and the second elongate member. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279703

Garment for holding lvad peripherals

A garment having accommodation for the driveline and support peripherals of a lvad is shown and described. The garment is preferably formed in two sections including an upper body sheath and a lower body tube. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279702

Armpit perspiration absorbing pad

The present invention is a thin transparent pad in various configurations, coated by a durable, water repellent material and a padding of absorbent material on peripheral edges of the pad, which absorb perspiration from under arms of a user and prevent a garment of the user from staining. A plurality of micro channels is disposed on the pad to absorb body moisture and guide it to the padding portion. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279701

Protective gloves for use with nail guns, staple guns and the like

A protective glove includes a series of armor plates positioned on the glove to protect the portions of the hand that are typically exposed to nail impacts when using a nail gun, while leaving other portions of the glove uncovered so as to preserve freedom of movement. The glove includes a main portion having a wrist opening for inserting a human hand, an index finger portion extending from the main portion and a thumb portion extending from the main portion. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279700

Glove and sleeve system

A glove and sleeve system including a garment assembly with a pair of hand coverings, a pair of sleeves, and a plurality of fasteners. One of the pair of hand coverings is configured to be worn on each respective hand of a user-wearer and one of the pair of sleeves are configured to be worn on a forearm portion of each respective arm of the user-wearer. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279699

Activewear apparel for women that can be taken apart

The present disclosure relates to a convertible activewear apparel for women. The activewear apparel includes a first waist-hip piece which extends into a skirt layer to essentially the mid-hip area starting from a waistband, two second intermediate pieces, and a front intermediate piece and a back intermediate piece (3) which can be connected to one another and to the first waist-hip piece. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279698

Birthing article of apparel

An article of apparel includes a birthing skirt. The birthing skirt includes a skirt portion having a waist opening, and a tubular portion having an end attached to the waist opening of the skirt portion. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279697

Flexible circuits and methods therefor

One variation of a method for fabricating a garment includes: applying a first mask to a first side of a fabric substrate coated with a conductive material; applying a second mask—mirrored image of the first mask—to a second side of the fabric substrate opposite the first side; applying an etchant to the fabric substrate to remove conductive material outside of the first mask; arranging a conductive interface pad of a component carrier over an electrode defined by remaining conductive material on the fabric substrate, the component carrier including a flexible substrate and a rigid electrical component mounted to the flexible substrate, the conductive interface pad extending from a terminal of the rigid electrical component across a region of the flexible substrate; mechanically fastening the component carrier to the fabric substrate to form a garment insert including an electrical circuit; and incorporating the garment insert into the garment.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279696

Garment for water weight-loss

A garment and method for targeted water weight-loss of a user. The garment may be a typical article of clothing; however, heat trapping agents are applied to the garment, particularly on the inside of the garment so as to make contact with the skin causing increased perspiration of the user at the location where the heating trapping agent contacts the skin. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279695

A sealing arrangement for garments

The present inventive concept relates to a sealing arrangement for garments to sealingly connect an annular layer and a wearable layer to the sealing arrangement. The sealing arrangement comprises a sealing device and a reinforcement clip. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279694

Base layer of a garment

A base layer of a garment includes a waist section, an upper leg section, and a lower leg section. The waist section is positioned to correspond with and receive a waist and crotch region of a wearer. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279693

Trousers with longitudinal evaporative cooling inseam panel

A trouser with longitudinal evaporative cooling inseam panel is disclosed. The invention is comprised of a pair of form-fitting jeans having a permeable, textile panel strip running along the entire said inseam—from a user's ankle to a user's crotch and back down again to the distal ankle. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279692

Movement-reactive athletic apparel and methods of making the same

Articles of athletic garments, particularly sports bra and methods of treating the athletic garments with a shear thickening fluid (stf) are disclosed. The athletic garment comprises a stf treated fabric. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279691

Electronic cigarette, atomizer and airflow regulator thereof

An electronic cigarette, an atomizer and an airflow regulator thereof are provided. The airflow regulator comprising a main ring body and a regulating ring piece. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279690

Electronic cigarette

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

10/04/18 / #20180279689

Controlling apparatus with reminding function for electronic cigarette and control method

A controlling apparatus able to warn a user as to an old or malfunctioning atomizer head applied to an electronic cigarette, with a control method. A first detecting device detects value an of loss factor when atomizing head operates for the nth time, a timer records n times of operating and operating duration tn. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279688

E-cigarette, method and apparatus for controlling cigarette liquid therein

Disclosed is an e-cigarette, comprising a housing, an atomization liquid storing chamber inside the housing and a controlling board, the atomization liquid storing chamber is configured to store cigarette liquid, wherein: the e-cigarette further comprises a collecting chamber configured to collect leaked cigarette liquid in the e-cigarette, and a cleaning apparatus, wherein the cleaning apparatus is configured to clean the cigarette liquid in the collecting chamber. Also disclosed area method and an apparatus for controlling cigarette liquid in an e-cigarette. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279687

Charger assembly and charging system for an electronic vaping device

A charger assembly is configured to charge the electronic vaping device. The charger assembly includes a base including a housing defining a port. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279686

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element comprises a plurality of fused metal beads or particles.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279685

Heater for an electrically heated aerosol generating system

An electrically heated aerosol generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate includes at least one electric heater for heating the aerosol-forming substrate to form the aerosol. The heater includes a heating element of a first cross section electrically connected to a plurality of elongate support elements. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279684

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a battery assembly and an atomizer assembly within a housing with the battery assembly electrically connected to the atomizer assembly. The housing has one or more air inlets. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279683

Atomoizer and electronic cigarette having the same

An electronic cigarette has an atomizer. The atomizer includes a ventilation pipe; a connecting pipe sleeved on the ventilation pipe; a sleeving tube; an atomizing head, and an upper cover assembly positioned in the sleeving tube. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279682

Cartridge, battery assembly and electronic cigarette

The present disclosure provides a cartridge, a battery assembly and an electronic cigarette. The cartridge, includes: a liquid absorbing assembly, and a liquid container for supplying tobacco liquid to the liquid absorbing element, the liquid absorbing element is arranged below the liquid container, the liquid absorbing assembly is arranged in such a manner that the tobacco liquid is kept in the liquid container or the liquid absorbing element before the cartridge is assembled at an in-use state.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279681

Aerosol-generating article and method for manufacturing such aerosol-generating article; aerosol-generating device and system

An aerosol-generating article (10) has a longitudinal extension and comprises aerosol-generating substrate (20, 21) extending along the longitudinal extension and susceptor material (30, 31) extending along the longitudinal extension. The aerosol-forming substrate (20, 21) and the susceptor material (30, 31) form an extrudate having a same cross-sectional shape along a length of the extrudate. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279680

Electroinc smoking device with wickless atomizer

An electronic smoking device is provided including a power supply portion comprising a power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion comprising a liquid reservoir storing a liquid, and an atomizer adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir when operated by the power supply. The atomizer extends away from the liquid reservoir in a first direction. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279679

Aerosol provision system

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol provision cartridge for use with an aerosol provision system, the cartridge including a liquid storage region including a source liquid, the source liquid including nicotine and at least one acid; an aerosol generating region in fluid communication with the liquid storage region; and one or more metallic components, located substantially outside of the aerosol generating region and liquid storage region, wherein at least one of the metallic components has a coating comprising silver and/or gold.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279678

Apparatus for generating an inhalable medium

Apparatus and methods for generating an inhalable medium are disclosed. An apparatus includes a container for holding a liquid, a heater for volatilizing liquid held in the container to generate a flow of at least one of a vapor and an aerosol in use, and a receptacle for receiving material. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279677

Article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material

Disclosed is an article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The article includes a cavity for receiving smokable material, and a coil of heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field to heat the cavity. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279676

Electronic vaporizer with air vents

An electronic vaporizer including one or more air vents. The electronic vaporizer includes a triangular tubular body for housing a battery, a triangular-shaped atomizer coupled to a first end of the tubular body, the atomizer including a drip tip, a base plate, and an aperture positioned at each side of the atomizer, where each vent aperture permits air to flow into the atomizer, and a triangular-shaped base coupled to an opposing end of the tubular body. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279675

Electronic cigarette and atomization control method thereof

The present invention is disclosed an electronic cigarette and an atomization control method thereof. The electronic cigarette comprises an atomization assembly, a battery assembly and a control module connected to a power source in the battery assembly and a heating wire assembly in the atomization assembly; a first conductive sleeve is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the battery assembly; a second conductive sleeve is provided on an outer peripheral surface of a suction nozzle. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279674

Vaporizer with improved ventilation

Disclosed is a tip and a corresponding vaporizer with improved ventilation. The vaporizer can include a mouthpiece and, at an opposite end, a vent opening that allows for better ventilation of the vaporizer and improved comfort and flavor during use. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279673

Aerosol delivery device including substrate with improved absorbency properties

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides substrates for use in storing an aerosol precursor liquid and/or transporting the liquid to a heater for vaporization. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279672

Aerosol delivery device with improved atomizer

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides atomizers and elements thereof, such as a combined wick and heater configured to improve vaporization response time, particularly on porous, monolithic wicks. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279671

Pipe smoking apparatus and method

A pipe smoking apparatus comprises a metal wire or filament having a linear proximal end, a linear distal end and a plurality of shaped windings, the plurality of said shaped windings between and connecting the linear proximal end to the linear distal end with a gas passage formed from the shaped windings and the space inside the shaped windings. The pipe smoking apparatus further comprises an ornamental handle on a proximal end and a cleaning accessory on the distal end. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279670

Mouthpiece for smoking and vaporizing devices

A mouthpiece device is provided for interconnection with a personal vaporizer device. The mouthpiece is connectable to a cartridge and comprises connection members to securely interconnect the mouthpiece and the cartridge. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279669

Device and method for moving tubular bodies

A device for moving tubular bodies, includes feeding means for feeding a plurality of tubular pieces, each extending along a respective axis of extension, where the feeding means are configured in such a way as to provide a succession of groups of tubular pieces where each group is defined by a predetermined number of tubular pieces positioned in succession along the respective axis of extension and transversely offset therefrom, and at least one translational transfer means configured to move the pieces along the respective axis of extension to juxtapose them and define an ordered succession of pieces. The translational transfer means is provided with at least one housing for containing at least one tubular piece and with blowing means operating inside the housing and configured to produce an air cushion by which the tubular piece is transferred translationally outside the housing along its respective axis of extension.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279668

Universal automatic cigarette making machine

An automatic cigarette-making machine includes a material bin for receiving and selectively dispensing a loose combustible substance suitable to be received and packed within a hollow tube to form a cigarette. A tube bin receives and selectively dispenses hollow tubes. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279667

Solution comprising nicotine in unprotonated form and protonated form

There is provided a nicotine solution, including a carrier; nicotine in unprotonated form and in protonated form; and one or more acids, wherein at least benzoic acid, levulinic acid or a mixture thereof is present; and wherein the total content of acid present in the solution is no greater than 0.6 mole equivalents based on the nicotine.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279666

Aerosol generating material and devices including the same

There is provided a solid aerosol generating material including about 5-35 wt % tobacco extract; about 50-80 wt % filler; about 10-35 wt % aerosol generating agent; and about 2.5-10 wt % binder; wherein weight percentage is calculated on a dry weight basis.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279665

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products

A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4 mj in at least one predetermined direction. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279664

Compact cold-press grinder

A compact cold press grinder that fits within a user's hand that includes a cold press grinder and a container that holds consumables, such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, aquatic plants, and/or other nutritious consumable. The cold press grinder crushes and grinds the consumables to a liquid paste or juice using friction forces, shear forces and pressure (e.g. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279663

Gender specific synthetic nutritional compositions and nutritional systems comprising them

Gender specific synthetic nutritional compositions comprising phenylalanine in concentrations reflecting those found in human milk produced by mothers of infants of the corresponding gender at the corresponding stage of lactation, and nutritional systems comprising them.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279662

Nutritional supplement powder

A nutritional supplement powder and method of supplementing the nutritional value of a food or beverage is provided. The nutritional supplement powder includes a protein system, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279661

Compositions comprising medium chain triglycerides

Provided herein are compositions including medium chain triglycerides (mct), methods for the preparation therefore, and methods for the use thereof. Compositions may include, for example, mct, green coffee bean extract, and irvingia extract. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279660

Honey compositions and methods of making the same

A process for producing an infused honey composition having a moisture content of 15% to 19% w/w is described. The process generally includes adding an infusing agent to honey to form an infused honey composition. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279659

Brine solutions

Also provided is a method for treating meat comprising bringing said meat into contact with such a brine solution.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279658

System and method for displaying food items

A system and method for displaying items such as food allowing for an unobstructed view of the food item is disclosed. The system includes a backer card and a transparent film. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279657

Apparatus and method for chilling or freezing

Product such as food is chilled or frozen in apparatus in which a chilling zone holds a pool of cryogen vapor, and a belt that carries the product through the apparatus passes through a region in the apparatus that is lower than the upper surface of the pool of cryogen vapor.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279656

Method of producing retort-sterilized cooked rice and retort-sterilized container-packed cooked rice

A method of producing retort-sterilized cooked rice including: a heating water-absorption step a for heating uncooked rice having a hardness ratio lower than 1 (one) for causing water to be absorbed therein such that resultant water-absorbed rice grains weigh from 2.0 to 2.6 times as much as the uncooked rice grains; a filling step b for filling the heated, water-absorbed rice grains in a packing container; a sealing step d for sealing the filled packing container; and a retort-sterilization step e for sterilizing the sealed packing container by heating and pressurizing. Also, retort-sterilized container-packed cooked rice comprises rice prepared by retort-sterilizing indica rice with charging of inert gas in a headspace of the packing container such that the concentration of oxygen gas therein may range 1% or more and less than 2%.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279655

Fiber obtained from fruit or vegetable byproducts

A fiber extracted from a fruit or vegetable byproduct is provided, the extracted fiber having a molecular weight of between about 5000 grams/mol (g/mol) and about 8000 g/mol, or a pectic oligosaccharide having a molecular weight of between about 300 g/mol and 2500 g/mol. The fiber may be extracted using physical methods or a combination of a physical method to break the fruit or vegetable byproduct cell walls and enzymatic hydrolysis. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279654

Beverage containing fruit juice of flavorful acidic citrus fruit

Provided is an easy-to-drink beverage that makes one perceive a characteristic flavor of flavorful acidic citrus fruits and in which an acid taste unique to flavorful acidic citrus fruit juice is moderately reduced. In the flavorful acidic citrus fruit juice-containing beverage having a fruit juice content of not less than 1% and not more than 30%, the ratio of the amount of narirutin to the total amount of naringin, hesperidin, eriocitrin, narirutin, neohesperidin, and rutin is adjusted to be in the range of 0.06 to 0.14.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279653

Beverage containing fruit juice of flavorful acidic citrus fruit

Provided is a beverage with flavorful acidic citrus fruit-like qualities, which makes one perceive a sensation of fruit freshness and a characteristic flavor of flavorful acidic citrus fruits. In the flavorful acidic citrus fruit juice-containing beverage having a fruit juice content of not less than 1% and not more than 30%, the ratio of the amount of naringin to the total amount of naringin, hesperidin, eriocitrin, narirutin, neohesperidin, and rutin is adjusted to be in the range of 0.10 to 0.50.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279652

Edible pet chew with meat pulp on an outside

A pet chew includes a primarily plant material base and a meat pulp material including a starch and stuck to an outside surface of the base. A method for manufacturing the pet chew is also provided.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279651

Feed composition

A feed composition is prepared by a method comprising mixing an amino acid such as methionine or lysine; a fatty acid metal salt such as calcium oleate, calcium myristate, calcium palmitate, calcium stearate, or calcium linoleate; a fatty acid such as lauric acid, stearic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, or linoleic acid; and a sorbitan fatty acid ester such as sorbitan trioleate, and shaping the resulting mixture, wherein the sorbitan fatty acid ester has an hlb of not more than 3.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279650

Compound formula of butyrate and derivatives thereof and benzoic acid, and preparation method therefor and application thereof as feed additive

The present application discloses a composition of a butyrate or a derivative thereof and benzoic acid, preparation method and use as a feedstuff additive thereof, wherein the composition comprises 5 wt % to 50 wt % of the butyrate or the derivative of butyric acid, and 50 wt % to 95 wt % of the benzoic acid or benzoate. The benzoate and butyrate dissociate into acidic molecules when they enter into animals' bodies. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279649

Animal feed composition

The present invention relates to a feed composition for an animal comprising tea tree oil, wherein the tea tree oil is present in an amount sufficient to reduce bacterial infection in the animal upon ingestion of the feed composition, and to methods for preparing such a composition.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279648

Pet food composition for managing non-food allergies

A food composition for managing non-food allergies in companion animals is disclosed, along with a method of managing non-food allergies.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279647

Composition for animal feed enhancement

An animal feed supplement that includes dry enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dry bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dry bacillus licheniformis fermentation product, dry lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dry lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dry lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dry bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dry pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, dry pediococcus pentosaceus fermentation product; and dry lactobacillus lactis fermentation product.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279646

A method of manufacturing a textured food product and a textured food product

A method of manufacturing a textured food product comprising the steps of preparing a slurry comprising dry matter and water, wherein the dry matter comprises 1. At least 35% by weight legume protein, 2. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279645

Machine for liquid or semi-liquid food products

A machine for making liquid or semi-liquid products, including a first container adapted to contain a basic mixture, having an inside surface and an outside surface and equipped with a stirrer disposed inside the first container; a thermodynamic system comprising a circuit for circulating a heat exchanger fluid and a first heat exchanger associated, in use, with walls of the first container, the first heat exchanger is defined by at least one element which is fixable, in use, to the outside surface of the first container, having an open cavity, extending uninterruptedly and defining, when coupled with the outside surface, a channel for circulating heat exchanger fluid, the element also having at least one inlet and one outlet for the heat exchanger fluid.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279644

Chewing gum comprising a xylitol coating

A chewing gum includes a xylitol coating applied as multiple layers of a coating syrup. The coating syrup contains a xylitol solution that is the product of xylose hydrogenation and includes impurities such as other sugars or sugar alcohols which are the natural byproducts of xylitol production process. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279643

Chewing gums containing allulose

Chewing gums containing allulose and methods of making such gums are disclosed. In one embodiment, the gum comprises about 5% to about 95% gum base, about 0.1% to about 10% flavoring agent and allulose, the allulose being part or all of the bulk sweetener in the gum. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279642

Highly homogenous hydrophylic gum bases

Chewing gum base which include polymer material, such as polyvinyl acetate, and at least one miscible plasticizer are provided. The base can also include at least one emulsifier. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279641

Method using rolling mold to prepare freeze-dried excipient, and product thereof

The invention relates to the fields of medicines, chemistry, and food products, and specifically relates to a rolling mold combination device, a method using a rolling mold to prepare a freeze-dried excipient, and a product thereof. The method has the advantage of being able to engrave any character or pattern at any part of a mold, and correspondingly, can produce the character or pattern at any part of a manufactured product, including a product name or trademark, and such an effect cannot be obtained in existing freeze-dried excipient products. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279640

Temperature tolerant chocolate spread or filling and method of preparation

Disclosed is a chocolate spread or chocolate filling composition comprising one or more of the ingredients selected from hazelnut paste, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, cocoa powder, milk fat, milk powder, vanilla, and lecithin; 2% to 40% by weight of a fat composition; and 30% to 50% by weight of sugar, wherein the fat composition comprises at least 40% by weight of interesterified shea olein having an oleic acid content of at least 50% by weight and a stearic acid content of at least 25% by weight, based on the total c12 to c20 fatty acids present in the interesterified shea olein, and wherein the interesterified shea olein has a solid fat content of at least 10% at 10° c., at least 6% at 20° c., and at least 3% at 30° c.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279639

Roasting method and apparatus

A method and an apparatus for roasting a food product including: loading a batch of a predetermined food product type in a roasting device; setting operating parameters of the roasting device according to initial reference values for the predetermined food product type; performing feedback control during the heating of the product by obtaining, instant by instant, a value for a sound quantity which is relative to a sound emitted by the product, the sound being detected in a frequency range including both human ear audible and ultrasound frequencies; comparing the sound quantity's value obtained at each instant to a value taken by the sound quantity at such instant in a roasting curve of sound quantity versus time associated with the predetermined food product type; and adjusting, instant by instant, the operating parameters of the roasting device depending on the result of the comparison.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279638

Iron-fortified tea preparations

There is provided an iron-fortified tea preparation comprising dried tea; and a mixture of a chelator and iron adhered to the dried tea, optionally with an adhesive, the molar ratio of chelator:iron in the mixture being about 2:1 or greater. The iron-fortified tea preparation may be used to brew tea, may be mixed with unfortified tea prior to brewing, and may also be used as an additive to food or beverage products.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279637

System and method for determining conditions of store produce display

An air circulation and ventilation system for a retail store produce display comprises an air flow system that outputs an air flow to the produce display; a sensor system that determines a condition of the produce in the produce display; a sensor controller that controls the air flow system to change the air flow in the produce display in response to the condition of the produce in the produce display; and a self-contained power panel for powering the air flow system and the sensor system.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279636

Brine injection system with a filter

The present invention relates to a brine injection system with a plurality of needles, which are inserted into a product and through which brine is injected into the product, wherein brine which does not end up in the product is collected and recycled and wherein during recycling, the brine flows through a filter.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279635

Systems and methods for controlling water quality in food processing

A chiller bath includes a tank for holding a volume of chiller water; a dosing system for dosing a first solution and a second solution into the chiller water, arranged to create a plurality of zones within the volume of water, wherein each zone has a higher concentration of either the first or the second solution than surrounding portions of the volume of water; and a meat or poultry immersion arrangement for immersing and moving carcasses in the chiller water. A method for reducing bacterial load on meat or poultry includes generating a plurality of zones within a chiller bath containing water by dosing a source of alkalinity and antimicrobial into the water, wherein the plurality of zones comprises at least one alkaline zone with a ph above 8.5, and at least one antimicrobial zone with ph below 8.5; and submersing meat or poultry in the bath. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279634

Smoke generator

A smoker includes a smoke generator that is configured to provide a controllable method of producing smoke without creating a flame. The device includes a housing including a hopper for storing a smoking fuel within the interior of the housing. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279633

Smoker with smoke management system

A smoker for cooking a food product that has a smoke dissipater mounted inside the cabinet for dissipating smoke using a high capacity ion generator for negatively charging smoke molecules so that the negatively charged molecules agglomerate with positively charged smoke molecules resulting in heavier molecules that precipitate out of the air within the cabinet. The smoker further may include charged plates within the cabinet that attract the charged smoke molecules to further accelerate dissipation of the smoke within the cabinet. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279632

Process to produce pasteurized shrimp and shellfish

A system and method are disclosed for processing packaged seafood containing shrimp or other non-crab shellfish species. Embodiments of the disclosed method provide a pasteurized shellfish product having a longer refrigerated shelf-life than experienced with conventional shellfish processing methods, and the shellfish product produced retains more of its original sensory qualities, such as texture, flavor and odor, than are retained by shellfish made according to current processing methods.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279631

Systems and methods for conveying, anesthetizing, and killing poultry

In accordance with example embodiments, a system may include a supply unit, a first transfer unit, a second transfer unit, and a gas chamber. In example embodiments, the supply unit may include a plurality of compartments and each compartment may have a moving device configured to move contents of the compartment from a first end of the compartment to a second end of the compartment. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279630

Method for the production and preservation of an artisanal neapolitan pizza

A method for the preparation and preservation of an artisanal neapolitan pizza includes the steps of making a hand-crafted raw pizza, baking it in an oven and subjecting the cooked pizza to cryogenic reduction. The pizza may be subsequently vacuum packed. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279629

Pecan lemon meringue pie

A pecan lemon meringue pie featuring a variety of all natural ingredients and specially designed to serve as a scrumptious, delicious accent for virtually any meal.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279628

Vegetable-based food product

A food product composition is provided and includes a a dry mix composition in an amount of from about 15.50 to about 30.00 weight percentage (wt %) of the food product composition and having a gluten free flour, water in an amount of from about 16.00 to about 20.00 wt % of the food product composition, a leavening agent in an amount from about 0.20 to about 0.30 wt % of the food product composition, a protein source in an amount from about 0.50 to about 19.00 wt % of the food product composition, a gluten free substitute in an amount from about 45.00 to about 72.00 wt % of the food product composition and having cauliflower; and a remainder of the composition containing a balance of incidental ingredients in an amount that is about 2.00 wt % or less of the food product composition.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279627

Belt driven sandwiching machine

A sandwiching machine includes a wafer conveying mechanism including multiple wafer conveyance rows and a pair of spaced apart belts. Each belt is positioned toward respective sides of the mechanism such that the belts are located laterally away from the wafer conveyance rows. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279626

Filled dough producing apparatus

Filled dough producing apparatus is disclosed for making a food product, such as baozi, a traditional chinese food; by folding and constricting close a circular dough wrapper around and encasing its dough filling in an apparatus that comprises a folding tubular assembly made of an assembly of multiple jointed corrugated tubes. Been flexible radially and axially, the filled dough producing apparatus changes shapes by flexing fully opened to expose a filled dough receiving pocket, and by flexing fully closed the receiving pocket into a filled dough cavity.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279625

Baked good interior removal device

A baked good interior removal device facilitates removal of a soft interior of a baked good from an outer crust. The device includes a handle and an axle extending from the handle. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279624

Stable inoculant compositions and methods for producing same

The present disclosure provides non-aqueous inoculant compositions and methods for enhancing the survival and/or stability of microbial spores in an inoculant composition. In some embodiments, inoculant compositions of the present disclosure comprise microbial spores, one or more dispersants, one or more dust suppressants and a solid non-aqueous carrier.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279623

Green plants treated with tio2 to remove contaminants in air

A method of reducing contaminants in air, including applying titanium dioxide-containing growth media to at least one of a myrtus communis plant root, stem, and leaf, and growing the plant. The growth media is a liquid growth media, a gel growth media, or both. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279622

1-amino-1-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid formulations

The present invention relates to stable 1-amino-1-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid formulations and methods of their use.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279621

1-amino-1-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid hydrochloride formulations

The present invention relates to 1-amino-1-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid hydrochloride salt formulations and methods of their use.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279620

Veterinary compositions for sandfly control

The present invention relates to the use of a veterinary composition comprising a compound of the neonicotinoid family and a compound of the pyrethrinoid family for sandfly control and/or for leishmaniosis control in non-human mammals.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279619

Composition comprising allantoin and method of applying allantoin to a plant

A method for cultivating a plant includes applying allantoin to a plant; exposing the plant to a temperature of about 30° c. Or more for at least about 60 minutes; and growing the plant in a cultivation medium.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279618

Use of isotianil for control of zebra chip disease

For controlling “candidatus” liberibacter spp and/or “candidatus” phytoplasma spp, preferably, “candidatus” liberibacter solanacearum and/or “candidatus” phytoplasma americanum, more preferred “candidatus” liberibacter solanacearum, in plants of the solanaceae family, preferably in potatoes.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279617

Uses of thaxtomin and thaxtomin compositions as herbicides

There is a need for a selective, low-risk herbicide that can be used to control weeds in cereal cultures and turf. The present invention discloses that a bacterial secondary metabolite, thaxtomin and optionally another herbicide is an effective herbicide on broadleaved, sedge and grass weeds. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279616

Use of pydiflumetofen for the reduction of mycotoxin contamination in plants

The present invention relates to the novel use of the pyrazole carboxylic acid amide derivative pydiflumetofen, compositions comprising this compound and its use in methods for the reduction of mycotoxin contamination in plants. Pydiflumetofen is also useful in increasing yield, in particular in cereals eg. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279615

Pyridine derivatives for combating phytopathogenic fungi

Wherein the variables are defined as given in the description and claims. The invention further relates to uses and composition for compounds of formula i.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279614

Pyridone compounds and agricultural and horticultural fungicides containing said compounds as active ingredient

A compound represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof is provided. R1 represents a c1-c6 alkyl group optionally substituted, a c1-c6 haloalkyl group or the like, r2 represents a halogen atom, a c1-c6 alkyl group optionally substituted, a c1-c6 alkyloxy group optionally substituted or the like, r3 represents a hydrogen atom, a halgenatom, c1-c6 alkyl group optionally substituted or the like, n represents an integer of 0 to 5, x represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom, y represents a phenyl group or a pyridyl group that is substituted with substituent at an ortho position, and the bond with a broken line indicates a double bond or a single bond.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279613

Combinations of acaricides and insect growth regulators for control of fleas without emesis in animals

A single-dose oral formulation of spinosad and lufenuron and methods for its use in the extended control of a flea infestation on a domestic animal such as a dog without emesis.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279612

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

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

10/04/18 / #20180279611

Use of aba/methyl jasmonate/sugar to increase terpene and cannabinoid production in cannabis sativa

The invention involves the use of a combination of s-abscisic acid (s-aba), methyl jasmonate (mj), glucose, sucrose and fructose to raise the level of cannabinoids and terpenes (flavor and scent molecules) in the cannabis sativa plant.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279610

Glycerol ether-based antimicrobial compositions

Wherein the composition is free of bispyridiniumalkanes.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279609

Herbicide

Provided herein are sdh substrates that have use as herbicides in treating pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control. The presently-disclosed subject matter includes an herbicide including sdh substrates such as ribitol and a growth inhibitive effective amount of another adjuvant sdh substrate and/or adjuvant. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279608

System for prevention of infectious disease

A system for prevention of infectious diseases in a habitat of animals. This system comprises articles consisting at least one antimicrobial additive. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279607

Oxo-degradable projectiles containing pheromones

The invention relates to paintball-pellet-type projectiles containing insect pheromones encapsulated in an aqueous oil-in-water-type formulation. Said formulations can release said pheromones in a sustained manner. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279606

Antibacterial and antifungal articles, antibacterial and antifungal agricultural materials, and antibacterial and antifungal medical devices

An antibacterial and antifungal article comprising a projection structure on a surface of the antibacterial and antifungal article, the projection structure comprising a projection group comprising a plurality of projections being disposed, where an average pavg of distances p between adjacent projections is 1 μm or less, wherein the projection structure comprises projections that a height h is 80 nm or more and 1000 nm or less and a ratio (wt/wb) of a width wt at a 97% height of the height to a width wb at a bottom, is 0.5 or less.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279605

Methods and apparatus for management of mosquito populations with habitat sharing heterospecific insects carrying insect growth regulators

Compositions and heterodissemination methods for controlling unwanted target insect populations are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the target insects are mosquitos or house flies and the heterospecific insects are non-biting midges and soldier flies respectively.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279604

Combination scent rolling applicator and storage container

A scent distribution device having a spherical housing and having one or more internal cavities in communication with a plurality of wicking members. The wicking members dispersed across the exterior of the housing for the distribution of a scent agent. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279603

Rabbit and squirrel call device

A portable electronic animal call device comprising a housing, a memory, a plurality of user inputs, a speaker, an amplifier, a power source, a status indicator, and a controller for controlling the electronic components. The housing encloses the electronic components and includes a plurality of sound openings near the speaker. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279602

Magnetic game call and modular system

The present invention provides a magnetic game caller. The magnetic game caller includes a mouthpiece and a resonance insert. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279601

Methods, systems and devices to provide physical security to waveguides

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments can include receiving signals over a transmission medium. The signals are received as electromagnetic waves at a physical interface of the transmission medium that propagate without utilizing an electrical return path. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279600

Method and apparatus for repelling insects

A method and apparatus for repelling insects with compound eyes employs diffraction gratings formed in movable structures, such as conventional compact discs (cds), to create moving diffraction patterns of light from ambient light, or light from specially provided light sources, impinging on the gratings. The cds may be suspended in a housing or frame that may be open at its sides or closed by transparent glass or plastic walls. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279599

Method and device for controlling unwanted organisms on a field

A method for controlling unwanted organisms on a field includes providing an electronic map with expected locations of unwanted organisms in the field entered in georeferenced form and a machine with a supply of agent for treating the unwanted organisms and an output device for controllably applying the agent. The method further includes traversing the field with the machine for application of the agent for controlling the unwanted organisms from the output device, detecting organisms in the field by a sensor on the machine during the traversing step, using the map to controllably guide the machine along the field to the location of unwanted organisms, and controlling the output device to disperse the agent on the field when the sensor detects unwanted organisms.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279598

Wireless smart mosquito and insect trap device, network and method of counting a population of the mosquitoes or insects

Embodiments relate to smart mosquito and insect trap devices, networks and method for detecting, counting, trapping and discarding a population of mosquitoes and/or insects. The mosquito species include the ones such as aedes mosquito species that can cause zika virus diseases. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279597

Telescopic fishing rod carrycase

A telescopic fishing rod carrycase for storing and transporting a fishing rod comprises a primary hollow compartment (phc), a docking attachment, a first hollow casing (fhc), a second hollow casing (shc), a third hollow casing (thc), and a locking mechanism. The phc comprises an outer surface and an inner surface. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279596

Sonar transducer with acoustic speaker

Various implementations described herein are directed to a marine device including a waterproof housing including a mounting element. The housing is configured to be at least partially submerged in the underwater environment and the mounting element is configured to attach to at least one of a vessel or a trolling motor. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279595

Ice fishing stand

According to an aspect, another ice fishing stand is disclosed and includes a base, a tip up arm, and a rod holder arm. The base is configured to be positioned about an ice-fishing hole, and has a receiving feature. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279594

Aquatic device with handheld piece and drone

The present invention describes a drone that is launched from a handheld piece and may be navigated by controls that are positioned on the handheld piece in any direction at varying speeds. After the drone is launched the operator of the handheld piece deploys a hook stowed in the drone that descends into the water. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279593

One hand fishing reel systems and methods for manufacturing thereof

A one hand spinning reel system includes a fixed spool and a bail coupled to a trigger switch for opening and optionally closing the bail, and a solid spindle coupled to a motor that is controlled by a motor switch. When the one hand spinning reel system is affixed to a fishing rod, the trigger switch and the motor switch can be operated, and the fishing line can be controlled, using the same hand used to hold the fishing rod and to cast the fishing line.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279592

Fishing lure assembly

A fishing lure assembly includes a leader that has a first end and a second end. The first end forms a closed loop attachable to a fishing line. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279591

Method for preparing a canine model of atherosclerosis

The present invention relates to a method for preparing a canine model of atherosclerosis, in particular, relates to a method for preparing an apolipoprotein e (apoe) gene knock-out disease canine model with the use of gene knock-out technology.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279590

Nucleic acid construct comprising a p16 promoter controlling expression of a transgene that causes apoptosis in 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.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279589

Aquarium and non-disruptive filtration system

The disclosed embodiments include an aquarium having a non-disruptive filtration system. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a tank having a closed end and an open end, a lid removably positioned over the open end, and filter housing including a sidewall that, when fixedly position within the tank, encloses a first portion of the tank. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279588

Aquarium and non-disruptive filtration system

The disclosed embodiments include an aquarium having a low-current filtration system. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a tank having a closed end and an open end, a base that receives and supports the closed end, and a lid removably positioned over the open end. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279587

Special fish tank system to raise and sell saltwater fish

A special fish tank system to commercially raise and to sell salt-water fish which uses tidal changes to replenish the seawater and remove stale water from the fish raising environment. This system also known as fish-farming or mariculture is for the raising of fish as a food product. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279586

Method and apparatus for providing seaweed food in an aquarium

A seaweed aquarium feeder and method allows fish to feed on seaweed food while preventing escape of the food into aquarium water. The feeder includes a base and hinged lid which closes against the base. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279585

Bee hive bottom board system with an 8-frame adapter and robbing screen

A bee hive bottom board system for receiving a hive body includes a 3-sided rectangular frame having a right side, a left side and a rear side, each side having a top surface and an inner surface, the top surface defining a frame plane; a drain edge positioned within the frame about the inner surface, the drain edge having a top surface defining a drain edge plane set below the frame plane; and two adapters having a support component and a flange component, the flange component of each adapter positionable along the inner surface of one of the right side and left side of the frame and mateable with the upper surface of one of the right side and left side of the frame. When mated with the frame, a top surface of the adapter is substantially flush with the top surface of the frame.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279584

System and method for monitoring eggs during incubation

An incubation tray is disclosed, including an enclosure with a plurality of egg placements for carrying eggs for incubation within an egg incubator. The incubation tray includes a tester unit including plurality of inspection modules in the enclosure associated with the plurality of egg placements. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279583

Management apparatus, individual management system, and individual search system

[solving means] a management apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of first information that is generated by a sensor device worn by an individual and is related to a living body of the individual, a specific individual satisfying a predetermined condition, and generates, on the basis of position information related to a position of the specific individual, search information for causing a mobile object to move to the position of the specific individual.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279582

Livestock management system, sensor apparatus, and estimation method for a state of a livestock animal

[object] to provide a livestock management system, a sensor apparatus, and an estimation method for a state of a livestock animal with which states of livestock animals can be easily and accurately estimated. [solving means] a livestock management system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a management apparatus. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279581

Reduce pull leash apparatus and methods

In some embodiments, a reduced-pull leash device includes a first extendible leash section and a second leash section. The second leash section is longer than the unextended first leash section. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279580

Mixed odor delivery device (modd)

An apparatus for training canines to detect complex hazardous substances from an odor mixture developed from at least two separated material components having at least two separated odors respectively. The training apparatus has a chamber base unit having at least two vial wells configured to hold separate containers of the material components and a chamber top unit having a first side facing the chamber base and a second side opposite the first side. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279579

Wildlife baiting assembly

A wildlife baiting assembly for attracting game to a desired location includes a cylinder that has a top and a bottom, which both are open. The cylinder is tapered proximate to the bottom and defines a cone and a reservoir. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279578

Portable pet bed and method of use

A device and method of use for a portable pet bed are described herein. The portable pet bed includes a decorative front/top panel and a backing back/bottom panel stitched together around the edges, creating a space for a fill, such as padded bedding or an absorbent pad. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279577

Litter box wall shield

A plastic litter box has reinforced corners with support holes for posts. Rectangular, square or triangular shapes are included. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279576

Collapsible pet crate

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

10/04/18 / #20180279575

Side of pet cage

A side of a pet cage, including a frame enclosed by a metal bar, where the frame is connected to multiple mutually interlaced horizontal bars and vertical bars, and the frame is further provided with a hook portion that is formed integrally with the frame in a bending manner. The present utility model has a simple structure, low costs, and high production efficiency.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279574

Tomato hyrbid dr7197th

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr7197th and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr7197th 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. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279573

Celery variety '51-7 ips 1'

A celery cultivar, designated 51-7 ips 1, is disclosed, the cultivar is, for larger frame size and heavier weight, short core length, savoyed and glossy leaf color, corky root rot resistance, no fringe burn on mature leaves and also yellower heart leaf color with solid midribs. The invention relates to the seeds of celery cultivar 51-7 ips 1, to the plants of celery cultivar 51-7 ips land to methods for producing a celery plant by crossing the cultivar 51-7 ips 1 with itself or another celery cultivar. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279572

Year round flowering lupine

Lupine plants comprising a homozygous recessive allele that produces a year round flowering characteristic (or year round flowering phenotype or trait) are disclosed. One embodiment relates to the seeds of said year round flowering lupine plants, to the plants of said year round flowering lupine plants, to plant parts of said year round flowering lupine plants, and to methods for producing a lupine plant produced by crossing said year round flowering lupine plant with itself or with another lupine plant. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279571

Micropropagation of black barhee date palm

Disclosed herein are media, kits, systems and methods for achieving micropropagation of a black barhee date palm on a commercially relevant scale. Compositions and methods for each stage of micropropagation, including initiation, elongation, and rooting are disclosed in the present application. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279570

Rhizobacterial strain and uses for enhancing total lipid yields in an oilseed crop

There is described an isolated rhizobacterial strain for enhancing total lipid yields in an oilseed crop having a nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence consisting of seq id no.:1; or the nucleotide sequence seq id no.:1 having a substitution, a deletion and/or an addition of one or more nucleotide; or a nucleotide sequence having sufficient homology with the nucleotide sequence seq id no.:1 for enhancing total lipid yields, or a nucleotide sequence capable of hybridization with a first primer consisting of seq id no.:2; and/or a second primer consisting of seq id no.:3; and/or a nucleotide sequence capable of hybridization with a probe consisting of seq id no.:4; and variants thereof.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279569

Multileaf spinach

The invention relates to spinach plants comprising a multileaf trait. The invention provides methods and compositions for generating such spinach plants with multileaf trait. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279568

Horticultural method and apparatus

A method and an apparatus for optimizing the growth of a plant by taking a measurement of at least one property of a plant growing in a growing medium, calculating the optimal nutritional requirement of the plant based on the measurement, and then injecting an optimal amount of at least one substance selected from the group consisting of water, fertilizer and a combination of water and fertilizer into the container. A rotating drum apparatus is provided for the practice of the invention.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279567

Device for the treatment of substrate bodies with plants

A device (1) for administering a fluid to substrate bodies provided with a plant includes a frame (2), at least one position station provided on the frame (2) for one or more substrate bodies and at least one fluid device at the position station for urging the fluid into the substrate body, wherein the fluid device includes at least one fluid dispenser, a source (5) of fluid and a conduit (15) for fluid situated in between them, as well as pressure element (6) for supplying a dose of fluid under pressure to the fluid dispenser.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279566

Wireless solenoid mesh network

There is provided an irrigation system with a plurality of solenoid valves. The solenoid valves each include a wireless transceiver that communicates with one another to form a mesh network. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279565

Emitter and drip irrigation tube

This emitter has an emitter body having at least a concavity and a through-hole, and also has a flexible film that is joined to one or more surfaces of the emitter body, and blocks at least part of the opening of the through-hole and the concavity. The emitter also has a flow reduction part for reducing the flow of an irrigation liquid according to the pressure of the irrigation liquid inside the tube. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279564

Harvesting tumbler

A harvesting tumbler apparatus includes first and second spaced apart grating segment retainers, and a tumbler grating including a plurality of resiliently tensionable grating segments connected to the first and second grating segment retainers. The resiliently tensionable grating segments extend from each of the first and second grating segment retainers in a spaced apart circular arrangement. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279563

System and methods for mimicking the environmental conditions of a habitat

A system for mimicking the environmental conditions of a habitat includes an enclosure and a ventilation assembly. A ventilation strip extends horizontally through a sidewall of the enclosure. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279562

Planting cup and planting device

A planting cup and a planting device are provided. The planting cup is a hollow cup body. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279561

Gardening system and container for supporting plant growth and related methods

Containerized plant growing solution systems are disclosed. Methods of making and using containerized plant growing solution systems are also disclosed.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279560

Chopping unit of a forage harvester and shear bar for a chopping unit

A chopping unit (10) of a forage harvester, having a chopping drum (11) bearing chopping blades (15), having a shear bar carrier (17) bearing a shear bar (16) for the chopping blades (15), wherein a top side (20), facing away from the shear bar carrier (17), of the shear bar (16) provides a cutting edge (21) of the shear bar (16), wherein the top side (20) of the shear bar (16) is contoured such that the top side (20) of the shear bar (16) is inclined, at least in a top-side portion (26) facing the chopping drum (11), continuously in the direction of the chopping drum (11) in the contact region with the chopping blades, as seen in the axial direction of the chopping drum (11).. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279559

Wrapping arrangement and round baler with such

A wrapping arrangement for an agricultural round baler includes a support frame and a wrapping mechanism including at least one wrap material feeding means mounted on the support frame. The at least one wrap material feeding means includes a supply of wrap material. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279558

Agricultural harvester auger assembly

An agricultural harvester includes an auger assembly including an auger having an auger shaft defining an axis of rotation and a fighting carried by the auger shaft, the auger being configured to rotate the fighting in a sweeping path about the axis of rotation and convey cleaned crop material toward the crop material elevator; an auger trough placed adjacent to the auger to hold crop material in the sweeping path; and an auger cover held above the sweeping path that is configured to direct flung crop material toward the auger and/or the auger trough.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279557

Agricultural harvester with laterally moving grain pan

An agricultural harvester includes a chassis; a threshing and separating system carried by the chassis and including at least one threshing rotor mounted in a longitudinal direction of the agricultural harvester; a grain pan carried by the chassis that receives crop material from the threshing and separating system, the grain pan being configured to shake in a fore-to-aft direction and a lateral direction; and a cleaning system carried by the chassis supplied with crop material from the grain pan, the cleaning system including at least one sieve configured to shake in the lateral direction out of phase with the grain pan.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279556

System and method for the automatic adjustment of the height of an agricultural implement using 3d reconstruction

The invention relates to a system for adjusting the height of an agricultural implement, including an arm that can be controlled to raise and lower the implement, a height measuring sensor, and a calculator configured to provide a control set point for the height of the arm on the basis of the measurements obtained by the height measuring sensor. The height measuring sensor is an imaging system including at least one camera mounted such that the sensor can form an image of a scene located in front of the agricultural implement in the direction of travel of the vehicle equipped with the arm. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279555

Esom 11

The whole system use clean renewable energy, the clean energy make the vehicle affordable to the farmers, and make food affordable to consumers. Promote commerce.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279554

Cogged feederhouse front drum

A conveyor drum (202) for an endless belt conveyor (200) for a feederhouse of an agricultural combine (104) includes an elongate drum (202), cogs (213) fixed to the drum for driving endless belts (210), and retainers (218) fixed to the drum (202) to maintain the endless belts (210) in a proper operating position.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279553

Slat insert for noise/wear attenuation in a feederhouse conveyor

A wear strip arrangement for an endless belt conveyor for a feederhouse of an agricultural combine includes a first body that is configured to be attached to a slat that in turn is attached to the endless belt.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279552

Agricultural vehicle with dual purpose conveyor

An agricultural vehicle includes: a chassis; at least one cleaning sieve carried by the chassis; a grain tank carried by the chassis; an unloader carried by the chassis and configured to unload crop material; and a crop material conveyor carried by the chassis and including a housing having a sieve inlet under the at least one cleaning sieve, a tank outlet coupled to the grain tank, an unloader outlet coupled to the unloader, and an endless conveyor within the housing, the crop material conveyor being configured to switch between a tank feed mode where crop material is conveyed by the endless conveyor out the tank outlet and an unload mode where crop material is conveyed by the endless conveyor out the unloader outlet.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279551

Shaker device for a fruit harvesting unit

A shaker device including at least one motorized member that is intended to transmit by contact a shaking force to objects to be shaken. The member includes at least one structural insert that is covered by a wear jacket. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279550

Harvester

A harvester having a frame, an agitating system and a product gathering system. The frame has a central portion configured to receive and pass plants therethrough. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279549

Crop harvesting machine including retractable sensor fingers with adjustable ground pressure and header tilt control

A crop harvesting machine with a cutter bar on a header frame has a height control system which uses depending sensor fingers arranged in contact with the ground so as to measure a height of the cutter bar above the ground. The sensor fingers are controllably retractable under actuation from an operator in the cab or automatically in response to prescribed conditions being met. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279548

Walk reel mower

A walk reel mower has a pivotal rear traction drum that can be selectively disposed in two different mowing positions that allow a single mower to cut grass on golf course greens as well as tee boxes with no degradation in cutting or power performance. The reel cutting unit has a pivotal rear shield to allow the rear shield to be pivotally adjusted to maintain its radial spacing relative to the orbit of the reel at a desired amount as the reel diameter decreases due to wear. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279547

Spool assembly for a trimmer head

According to examples, a spool assembly includes a spool formed of a central section including a core wall containing a core and passages extending through the core wall, an upper flange located at an upper portion of the central section, a lower flange located at a lower portion of the central section, and a protrusion section integral with the central section and extending above the upper flange. The protrusion section includes a cutout formed inside the protrusion section, the cut-out having a non-circular shape adapted to be securely engaged to a drive member of a motor.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279546

Fertilizer tube system

A fertilizer tube system for efficiently dispensing and placing fertilizer within a furrow to minimize germination injury. The fertilizer tube system generally includes a fertilizer tube having an input opening at an upper end of the fertilizer tube and an output opening at a lower end of the fertilizer tube, a tab attached to the fertilizer tube between the input opening and the output opening and a guard scraper attached to a lower portion of the fertilizer tube. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279545

Metering system for an agricultural machine

A metering system for a row unit for individual dispensing of grains comprises metering devices having a chamber for carrying grains, whereby a defined pressure level in the chamber is higher than ambient pressure. At least two metering elements establish a border to the chamber, whereby the metering elements are arranged within the housing so that they can be turned and the metering elements consist of cut-outs arranged along a curved path for picking up grains. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279544

Device for single-grain sowing

A single-grain sowing device comprising: a drum rotatable about an axis of rotation, a cavity formed in the drum, wherein an end face of the cavity is delimited by a sowing disc, in which multiple sowing holes are arranged on a notional circular path at a distance to each other, a body arranged in the cavity, rotatable about an axis arranged at a distance and parallel to the axis of rotation, with one part of the surface thereof resting against the sowing disc such that, when the sowing disc rotates, same temporarily seals a respective passed sowing hole on the inside, wherein the body can be rolled out on an outer casing surface surrounding the cavity, and a pressure spring, wherein the pressure spring presses the body against the casing surface.. . ...

10/04/18 / #20180279543

Seedbed condition monitoring system with a seedbed floor detection assembly

In one aspect, a system for monitoring the condition of a seedbed within a field may include an implement having a plurality of ground-engaging tools supported by the frame, with the implement being configured to create or be traversed across a seedbed extending downwardly within the field from an outer seedbed surface to a seedbed floor. The system may also include an auxiliary support arm coupled to a portion of the frame at or adjacent to the aft end of the frame and a seedbed floor detection assembly coupled to the auxiliary support arm such that the seedbed floor detection assembly is located behind the ground-engaging tools relative to a forward travel direction of the implement. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279542

Seedbed condition monitoring system with a seedbed surface detection assembly

In one aspect, a system tier monitoring the condition of a seedbed within a field may include an implement having a plurality of ground-engaging tools supported by a frame, with the implement being configured to create or be traversed across a seedbed extending downwardly within the field from an outer seedbed surface to a seedbed floor. The system may also include an auxiliary support arm coupled to a portion of the frame at or adjacent to the aft end of the frame and a seedbed surface detection assembly coupled to the auxiliary support arm such that the seedbed surface detection assembly is located behind the ground-engaging tools relative to a forward travel direction of the implement. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279541

Seedbed condition monitoring system when performing field operations

In one aspect, a system for monitoring the condition of a seedbed within a field may include an implement having a plurality of ground-engaging tools supported by the frame, with the implement being configured to create or be traversed across a seedbed extending downwardly within the field from an outer seedbed surface to a seedbed floor. The system may also include an auxiliary support arm coupled to a portion of the frame at or adjacent to the aft end of the frame. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279540

Folding implement with tractor assist

A towed implement, such as a cultivator is configured between an unfolded operational position and a folded transport position in which wing sections are pivoted about a vertical axis into a forward direction where they are alongside a telescoping tool bar. Sensors on the cultivator send signals initiating the folding/unfolding sequence to send commands through the implement controller to a tractor controller having a isobus class 3 configuration. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279539

Steering assistance system for an agricultural tractor and implement combination

A steering assistance system includes a combination of an agricultural tractor and an attached implement. A laser is mounted to the combination and is configured to beam a visual representation of an extrapolated path of a working edge forward of the implement.. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279538

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

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

10/04/18 / #20180279537

Vertical tillage system

A vertical tilling implement to be pulled behind and agricultural vehicle having a number of gangs of fluted-concave disc blades, rolling baskets, and wheels connected to a main frame. As the vertical tilling implement is pulled, the fluted-concave disc blades move the soil in a direction lateral to the side of the blades as well as up. ...

10/04/18 / #20180279536

Gardening device for soil cultivation and method for sowing or planting with the gardening device

A gardening device for soil cultivation and a sowing or planting method are provided. The gardening device includes a handle section, a ground contact section, a power supply, detecting devices for detecting variables corresponding to soil properties, a computing unit for calculating the soil properties from the number of variables corresponding to the soil properties, and an output device for outputting the soil properties. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271295

Fittings for a box spring

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A vented or decorative finger ring and its method of manufacture that employs a co-injection mold casting of the vented or decorative finger ring that is formed with joined outer and inner rings where the inner ring includes a plurality of interconnected lateral and longitudinal slots or grooves, where the lateral slots or grooves are space apart and extend from the inner ring edges that each connect to a series of linked longitudinal slots or grooves formed around the inner ring that extend to the inner surface of the outer ring, forming air flow paths across the inner ring, between the inner ring edges.. . Disclosed herein is an oral pouched product, such as an oral pouched smokeless tobacco product, which comprises a filling material, such as tobacco material, and a saliva-permeable pouch enclosing the filling material, the product having a rectangular shape with a maximum length and a maximum width, wherein the maximum width of the product is within the range of from 3 mm to 10 mm, the maximum length of the product is within the range of from 25 mm to 40 mm, the ratio of maximum length to maximum width is within the range of from 3 to 6, and the oral pouched product has a weight within the range of from 0.3 to 0.7 g.. . Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and n′-nitrosonornicotine (nnn) in nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for cytochrome p450s that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The present invention relates to fittings and an interior conduit to providing a continuous air flow path from a vertical wall of the box spring to a horizontal surface of the box spring to selectively supply to an inflatable volume integrated into a top surface of the box spring. Fittings are provided on a vertical wall for connection to an external source of air. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271294

Expandable seating furniture

An expandable seating furniture comprising a center section for providing a first seating position, the center section providing center chair legs and at least one lateral section, concealable into the center section, each of the at least one lateral section being laterally expandable for providing one or more additional seating positions. The center section conceals one or more lateral chair legs, and may also conceal back support and/or armrest, for each of the at least one lateral section when the expandable seating furniture is unexpanded. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271293

Adjustable chair support system

An adjustable chair support system includes a first seat back support member spaced from a second seat back support member, and a seat back tensioning assembly that extends between the first and second seat back support members. The seat back tensioning assembly includes a carrier coupled to the first seat back support member, the carrier including an adjustable tension member and a first guide member, a pair of second guide members coupled to the second seat back support member, and a cable extending from the adjustable tension member into engagement with one of the pair of second guide members, with the first guide member, with the other of the pair of second guide members, and then returning to the adjustable tension member.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271292

Chair

A chair has a seat, a backrest, a lift structure, a back supporting structure, and a waist supporting structure. The backrest is deposited behind the seat. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271291

Chair supported by bellows with motion control

A chair has a seat portion and a leg portion. The seat portion and the leg portion are joined by a structure that allows that seat portion to wobble relative to the leg portion. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271290

Folding rocking chair

A collapsible rocking chair adapted and configured to adjust between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration includes a pair of front cross members, a pair of rear cross members, a pair of rear seat support members, a pair of roll tubes, a left side member, a right side member, a left front seat support member, a right front seat support member, a right guiding member, and a left guiding member. The left guiding member is pivotally coupled to the left front seat support member and to the left roll tube between the first and second ends of the left roll tube. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271289

Therapy stool having an adjustable height and a tiltable seat

A stool comprises a height-adjustable seat. The seat is coupled to a stem of the stool using a ball and socket mechanism. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271288

Low profile rocking chair

A chair having a seat portion that is capable of selectively moving between a rocking position and a stop position, the seat portion being joined to a bottom support comprising a rocking section, a flat section, and a transitional section, the rocking section having a defined curvature and extending between a front end of the bottom support component and the transitional section, the flat section having a substantially flat portion extending between a back end of the bottom support component and the transitional section, in the rocking position the chair is movable along the defined curvature of the rocking section, in the stop position the chair is configured to limit movement of the chair to the stop position, wherein the chair transitions between the rocking position and stop position by rotating past the transitional section of the bottom support.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271287

Powered chairs for public venues, assemblies for use in powered chairs, and components for use in assemblies for use in powered chairs

Powered recliner chairs, assemblies for use in the chairs, and components for use in the assemblies are provided. Electrical systems for use in the chairs, and components for use in the electrical systems are provided. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271286

Powered chairs for public venues, assemblies for use in powered chairs, and components for use in assemblies for use in powered chairs

Powered recliner chairs, assemblies for use in the chairs, and components for use in the assemblies are provided. Electrical systems for use in the chairs, and components for use in the electrical systems are provided. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271285

Pressure-sensing chair

A pressure-sensing chair according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first electrode having a first conductive region formed in a first direction; a second electrode having a second conductive region formed in a second direction; a sensing sheet including an intermediate layer arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode; a first elastic body arranged on the sensing sheet and having a first elastic modulus; and a plurality of second elastic bodies arranged in the first elastic body and having a second elastic modulus, which is greater than the first elastic modulus.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271284

Overturn preventing device

Providing an overturn preventing device which has can successfully prevent an article from overturn with a simple structure. A damper of the overturn preventing device has a cylinder, a rod, and a spring. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271283

Overturn preventing device

Providing an overturn preventing device which can easily be mounted between a top surface of an article and a ceiling. The overturn preventing device includes a damper, a pair of bases and a fixing cord. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271282

Attachment device

A device for attaching items to walls, ceilings etc. Comprises a plurality of cells wherein each cell comprises a contact fixing and a coupling, and wherein each is attached to its neighbour by a means, such as a hinge or flexible joint, allowing articulation therebetween. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271281

Automated motorized modular shelf system

A system and method are disclosed for motorized modular shelf organization. The system and method includes a gondola rack with a plurality of longitudinal shelves which engage with an upright support on the gondola rack, and are capable of moving vertically via a motorized element. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271280

Furniture article with interchangeable panel set

Furniture, such as a bed, dresser, cabinetry has a display system affixing a stack of interchangeable decorative panels to the furniture. The display system has an overlaying panelar frame that captures the stack of panels and has at least one elongated fastener securing the overlaying panelar frame on to a surface of the furniture item. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271279

Hydraulic support

A hydraulic foot assembly for supporting an object on a surface, the foot assembly comprising a cylinder defining an interior reservoir, a piston dividing the reservoir into two chambers in fluid communication with one another, the piston moveable within the reservoir, the position of the piston within the reservoir effecting the overall length of the foot assembly, a valve arrangement configured to limit movement of the piston within the reservoir.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271278

Anti-walking assembly for vibrating and sliding structures

An assembly configured to limit movement of an apparatus having a base that rests on a surface includes a body member and a gate. The body member is configured to be secured to the surface and has an opening configured to receive the base of the apparatus. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271277

Furniture support structure

The present invention relates generally to a furniture support structure that can be used, for example, on beds, desks, tables, chairs, and other furniture. In some embodiments, a furniture support structure comprises a hollow elongated metal tube having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is crimped and comprises a hollow circular cross-section and wherein at least a portion of the inner surface of the hollow circular cross-sectional portion of the first end is threaded. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271276

Adjustable roller assembly

An adjustable roller assembly for a household appliance includes a mounting base, an adjustable foot, and a height adjusting ring. The mounting base is configured to attach to a household appliance. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271275

Bracket for slide rail

A bracket adapted for mounting a slide rail to a post of a rack includes a bracket plate, a mounting member, a first fastening member, and an engaging base. The bracket plate is attached to the slide rail. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271274

Drawer arrangement

A drawer arrangement including: a drawer side wall to be connected to a drawer rail of a drawer pull-out guide, the drawer side wall having a support portion for supporting a drawer bottom, a drawer pull-out guide having a carcass rail to be fixed to a furniture carcass, a drawer rail to be connected to the drawer side wall, and a central rail displaceable between the carcass rail and the drawer rail. The central rail has a side limb and a transverse limb connected therewith. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271273

Outdoor table

An outdoor table and methods for assembling the same are described. The outdoor table includes a table top, a support stake, and an upper locking device. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271272

Insulated cart

An insulated cart for temperature controlled storage and transport includes a housing that defines an internal space. The housing is insulated. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271271

Tray table apparatus

A tray table apparatus including a furniture support structure having a storage compartment, a tray table support assembly and a tray table coupled to the tray table. The tray table and the tray table support assembly are alterable between a first configuration having a first stowed position and a first deployed state and a second configuration having a second stowed position and a second deployed state. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271270

Work and videoconference assembly

A monitor support assembly comprising a base designed to rest on an ambient floor surface, the base having a rear end, an upright frame structure mounted to and extending vertically upward from the base spaced forward of the rear end, the frame structure including first and second vertical members and at least a top frame member that extends horizontally between the first and second vertical members, a shroud assembly mounted to the upright frame structure including at least a first central wall member and first and second additional wall members, the first and second additional wall members extending from the first and second lateral edges in the same direction, the first central wall member and the additional wall members forming a receiving space, and a mounting plate mountable to the rear surface of a displays screen and releasably supported by the upright frame structure within the receiving space wherein a depth dimension of the receiving space is sufficient to accommodate a display screen mounted therein via the mounting plate.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271269

Toothbrush with integrated tongue cleaning groove and blade

The present invention is a combination of toothbrush and tongue and mouth cleaner, which allows an individual to brush the teeth with bristles as well as clean the tongue and the interior of the mouth, using one or more clefts embedded on the head of the toothbrush. The apparatus comprises a handle, a head connected to the handle having a front side to which a plurality of bristles is connected. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271268

Broom-style cleaning appliance

There is described herein a broom-style cleaning appliance with built in vacuum assembly that can be activated via an elongate nozzle member located adjacent a bundle of cleaning bristles to eliminate the need for a dustpan. Once the vacuum module is activated the debris is collected in a collection chamber housed above or adjacent to the cleaning bristles or elements.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271267

Fluid dispensing brush assembly

A fluid dispensing brush assembly enhancing brushing hair includes a brush that may be manipulated thereby facilitating the brush to brush hair. A handle is removably coupled to the brush and the handle may be gripped. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271266

Cleaning brush

A cleaning brush includes a rod body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the rod body includes a first connecting portion. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271265

Loop for use with a variety of handheld device cases

Disclosed is a loop suitable for a handheld device. A flexible loop is affixed e.g. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271264

Light weight modular pouch attachment system and method

An attachment system for supporting holders on a carrier includes a platform having a front side, an opposite back side, the platform being constructed of laminated layers having slits therethrough defined and bound by opposite edges of the layers fused together to increase wear and abrasion resistance of the edges, the slits arranged in a predetermined pattern of aligned and spaced apart rows, the slits being configured to receive straps therethrough between the front side and the back side to attach at least one holder to the platform, and the platform being supported by and comprising an element of a carrier configured to be worn against a portion of a user's body, the back side and at least one element of the carrier or a backing element defining and bounding a generally flat cavity through which the back side can be accessed.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271263

Protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a bottom plate, a frame, and a glass substrate. The bottom plate has at least one hole and a flange around a periphery thereof. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271262

Game securing mechanism for a backpack system

An apparatus includes an external frame of a backpack system and a game strap. The external frame includes a horizontal and vertical sections. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271261

Backpack system with interchangeable elements

A backpack apparatus is disclosed. The backpack apparatus includes a backpack harness, an external frame, and a backpack. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271260

Facial lift

A facial lift device to be placed behind the lips and above the gums disposed alongside the buccal and facial surface of a living human maxilla or a human mandible no further than the most posterior tooth of one side to the most posterior tooth of the opposite side of said maxilla or mandible. The facial device embodies an outward lifting force when placed within the human mouth under the lips and alongside the anterior vestibule centered on the frenulum, such that when said facial lift device is forced behind the maxilla or mandible lips, the facial lift will forcibly lift out the dermal layer reducing and removing lower facial wrinkles within the perioral region.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271259

Hair-coloring predictive test system and method

A hair-coloring predictive test system and method allowing the pre-application testing of one or more hair dyes by applying the dye to a striated color-base blotter formulated and colored to correspond to a client's hair, either before or after optional lightening, resulting in an example swatch showing the highlights, mid-tones, and shadow tones that will be seen in the corresponding real hair.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271258

Lipstick tester

A cosmetic tester for simulating application of a cosmetic is provided. The cosmetic tester may comprise a handle with a first end and a second end, and a topper attached to the first end of the handle. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271257

Eyebrow shaping apparatus

An eyebrow shaping apparatus, including: a camera, for capturing one image of each of two eyebrows of a user at an initial state; an image processor, for horizontally flipping one of the two images, and for searching for differences between the horizontally flipped image and the other image, and for suggesting corrections in at least one of the captured images for obtaining a requested state having two equal mirrored images; cnc (computer numerical control), for producing a program including physical steps for modifying the eyebrows from the initial state to the requested state; and a painting tip, a hair removing tip, and a robotic arm, for executing the program.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271256

Lip stamp

A lip stamp for applying a cosmetic lip product to a user's lips, including a handle, a rigid base secured to the handle, and an applicator head secured to the base. The periphery of the head has a shape and dimensions corresponding to one-half of a closed human mouth and is bilaterally symmetrical about a straight line corresponding in position to the interface between the lips of the closed mouth. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271255

Cosmetic container comprising refill container having sealing ring

The present invention relates to a cosmetic container comprising a refill container having a sealing ring and, more specifically, to a cosmetic container comprising a refill container having a sealing ring, the cosmetic container having a refill container holder embedded in an outer case, and having the refill container, which contains cosmetics, used by being coupled to the refill container holder, and improving refill convenience since after the cosmetics are completely used, a user easily separates the refill container from the refill container holder by pressing the refill container on the top thereof, and then can couple a new refill container to the refill container holder from the bottom of the outer case, thereby easily replacing the refill container.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271254

Dome applicator

A dome applicator (100) is provided. The dome applicator (100) includes a handle (110) having a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), said first end (110a) and second end (110b) being collocated with a longitudinal axis (y-y) of the handle (110). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271253

Apparatus and method for using effervescent tablets for cosmetic care

An apparatus and method for providing cosmetic treatment to skin comprise one material chemically active in a solid form preferably in a tablet form and a second material which is chemically reactive with the first material so that effervescence is produced during the reaction. The chemically active materials may be activated by a user for providing cosmetic treatment to skin. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271252

Smart phone case with make-up component

According to the invention there is provided a smart phone case (1) having formations to hold a smart phone in the case, a back (9) from which the formations extend forwards, an open or openable front for the display of the smart phone and an openable make-up compartment (8) connected to the case. The openable make-compartment (8) is arranged to be behind the smart phone when closed, the compartment having at least one forwards facing make-up receptacle (11), the compartment when open facing in the same direction as the display and presenting make-up for the user's use in the or each receptacle. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271251

Cosmetics container for preventing flow of capsule cosmetics

The present invention relates to a cosmetics container for preventing a flow of capsule cosmetics. More specifically, the present invention relates to a cosmetics container for preventing a flow of capsule cosmetics, the cosmetics container comprising: capsule cosmetics; a container body for containing the capsule cosmetics; flow prevention protrusions formed on the bottom surface in the container body to prevent flow of the capsule cosmetics; and a mesh net mounted on the top of the container body so that a user can press and rub, at the same time, the mesh net with a puff to break the capsule cosmetics rubbed by the mesh net, thereby discharging and using a cosmetics material filled in the capsule.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271250

Support for a hair care appliance

A support for a hair care appliance, the support comprising a first storage position and at least one further storage position, wherein the first storage position is configured to connect the hair care appliance to the support and the at least one further storage position is configured to connect at least one attachment for changing a property of fluid exiting from the appliance to the support. The support may include a stand portion and a base portion wherein the base portion is designed to sit atop a surface and the stand portion extends from the base portion and includes the first storage position and the at least one further storage position.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271249

Support for a hair care appliance

A support for a hair care appliance, the support including a stand portion that includes an aperture that extends through the stand portion and a collar that extends around the aperture, wherein the collar is adapted to retain an appliance with respect to the aperture so that fluid exiting the appliance is in fluid communication with the aperture of stand portion. The stand portion may include a first side and a second side wherein the first side is adapted to receive and retain the appliance. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271248

Hair tie

This invention provides a hair tie comprising a first loop, a second loop, and an elongated elastic member connected at a first end to the first loop and connected at a second end to the second loop. Example embodiments of the invention can be wrapped a plurality of times around lock of hair to form a helix, wherein the length and/or diameter of the helix can optionally varied based on the thickness and/or length of the user's lock of hair.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271247

Hair styling apparatus

The application describes hair styling apparatus (1) for creating volume in a user's hair. The hair styling apparatus (1) comprises a heating member, a cooling member adjacent to the heating member, thermal insulation between the cooling member and the heating member and a tensioning member projecting from the heating member. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271246

Luggage frame and accessory

Disclosed herein is a luggage piece configured to engage with a luggage accessory. The luggage piece defines a housing and a cavity, and has an accessory frame located therein. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271245

Systems, devices, and/or methods for storing sports coaching objects

Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, which can comprise a frame and a coach's sporting bag coupled to and supported by the frame. The coach's sporting bag can comprise one or more of a plurality of divided chambers, a plurality of pockets, a built-in wireless device recharging station, a blue tooth transceiver, a speaker coupled to the blue tooth transceiver; and/or a drink holder.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271244

Water resistant protective case for portable electronic device

A water resistant device case includes a front and back assembly that mate to enclose an electronic device. The front assembly includes a rigid front frame, a touch screen cover bonded to the front frame, an inner bumper attached to the rigid front frame and an elastomeric main seal attached around a periphery of the rigid front frame. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271243

Securement apparatus for a portable electronic device

A securement apparatus for a portable electronic device including a body having a panel and a plurality of elastomeric retainers secured to and extending from the panel. Each retainer forming a loop defining an opening, the openings adapted to receive therein a corner of a handheld electronic device. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271242

Combination travel viewing platform and protective carrying case for smart phones and tablets

A combination viewing platform and the protection carrying case having a first upper enclosure and a lower enclosure, the upper enclosure being hingedly connected at a first connection structure to the lower enclosure to form in a closed position a compact case. The upper and lower enclosures are juxtaposed with each other in a closed position with the upper enclosure having at an outside surface to which an elastic sleeve is attached, and at an inside surface, at least one mounting pocket for holding at least one personal electronics device having a screen display. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271241

Protective cases for mobile devices

An assembly for holding and displaying a mobile device includes a mobile device case having engagement structure associated therewith, the engagement structure operable to retain the mobile device within the case. An arm restraint section is coupled to or formed in the case. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271240

Multifunction convertible suitcase system

A multifunction suitcase system that provides greater convenience and ease of travel by providing a means for transporting and organizing additional items of luggage and personal belongings. The suitcase is able to be configured to provide the utility of a luggage cart, a shopping cart, a shopping basket, a stool, a table, and attachment points for latch system infant car seats.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271239

Multi-function wallet

A multi-function wallet is provided which is adapted in one mode for carrying and storage of non-flat items concurrently with and conventional flat items. Additionally, the wallet or an engaged stand component is configured to securely yet removably engage a computing device with a viewable screen such as a smartphone, and hold it at multiple angles while in an inclined position so as to be easily viewable by a user.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271238

Wind-proof umbrella

An umbrella includes a shaft, a top cap and a runner. Multiple rib units and multiple stretchers are pivotably connected to the top cap and the runner. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271237

Cantilevered umbrella design with an arcuate guide track

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

09/27/18 / #20180271236

Cross-country ski pole handle

The invention relates to a pole handle (1), in particular for trekking poles, nordic walking poles, alpine ski poles, or cross-country ski poles, comprising a handle head (2), a handle body (3), and a hook-like device (4) for securing a handling device. A movable, pivotal, or rotatable latching means (5) is arranged in the region of the hook-like device such that a loop-, ring-, or eye-shaped device, which is provided on the handling device and inserted into the hook-like device substantially from above, is fixed in the hook-like device in a self-latching manner. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271235

Combination setting for jewelry stones

A jewelry setting including a structure having an outer circumference in a round shape and setting a first set of stones, a second set of stones and a third set of stones, the first set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of prongs and a first set of mounting apertures, the second set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of the prongs and a second set of mounting apertures, the third set of stones being set within the structure using a friction setting and a third set of mounting apertures, the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones being arranged so that the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones appear to be a continuous, uninterrupted surface thus creating an illusion of a large stone in the round shape.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271234

Gemstone and method for producing the same

A method for producing a gemstone, in particular a diamond, in the shape of a star with several arms, the method including taking a basic, brilliant cut gemstone, the gemstone including a basic crown, a basic pavilion and a basic girdle joining the basic crown and the basic pavilion and defining a plane, cutting a plurality of facets in the respectively basic crown, pavilion and girdle, to obtain a transformed gemstone delimited by a periphery, laser cutting the periphery of the transformed gemstone to produce the star shape.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271232

Attachment systems for electronic devices

Attachment systems for attaching a wearable electronic device to a user including a sizing band and a retaining band are disclosed. The sizing band includes at least one sizing eyelet and a band-insertable end. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271231

Watch lug structure

A structure for a watch lug includes a watch case having a first positioning cavity and a second positioning cavity, a first watch lug inserted into the first positioning cavity, a second watch lug inserted into the second positioning cavity, and a coupling medium, wherein the first and second watch lugs are fixed to the watch case by the coupling medium.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271230

Multi-functional knitting tool bracelet

A multi-functional knitting tool bracelet is disclosed. The invention is comprised of a bracelet assembly worn around the wrist of a user and is configured with a plurality of linked, square members having imperial and metric graduations and indicia. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271229

Molding hook and loop fastener

Provided is a molding hook and loop fastener, in which a barrier erected near left and right side edges of a substrate includes at least two rows of vertical wall arrays, and the vertical wall array positioned on the outermost side includes a plurality of gaps provided at a predetermined pitch in a length direction. At least two of the gaps are provided on the vertical wall array positioned on the outermost side with respect to a region between the engaging elements adjacent in the length direction of the substrate. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271228

Methods for manufacturing hook fastener

A hook fastener includes a stem having two lateral edges, a first surface, and a second surface. A cap extends from an upper end of the stem, and the cap includes an upper surface, a first end, a second end, and a pair of overhanging portions. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271227

Snap button

Provided is a snap button in which a swaged portion of a to-be-swaged pin is not visible from users. The snap button comprises a snap button body and a cap to be connected to the snap button body with a cloth interposed between them. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271226

Illuminated seat belt buckle

A seat belt buckle (10, 50) has a first end (56) configured for fixing the seat belt buckle (10, 50) to a component of a vehicle and a second end (58) opposite the first end provided with a seat belt buckle tongue ejection button (28, 60) and a slot (26) for receiving a seat belt buckle tongue (10a), the seat belt buckle includes at least one clear polycarbonate light diffuser (34, 64, 66) and a light source (39, 40, 41) for providing light to be transmitted through the light pipe.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271225

Tongue for seatbelt device

At a present tongue, a vertical rib is provided between a first elastic piece and a second elastic piece of a cover. When a guide bar is displaced toward a vehicle rear side, and the guide bar abuts the first elastic piece and the second elastic piece, the guide bar abuts the vertical rib. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271224

Buckle structure for seat belt of vehicle

A buckle structure for a seat belt of a vehicle contains: a body, a rotation member, a locking device, and multiple buckles. The body includes a fixing mount and a cover, the fixing mount includes multiple grooves, each of which is defined between any two adjacent of multiple protrusions. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271223

Button cover and method of use

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

09/27/18 / #20180271222

Last with retractable pins

A last assembly includes a plurality of retractable pins and a plurality of vacuum holes, both acting to hold footwear segments to the last assembly to facilitate manufacturing of, or modification to, an article of footwear. A method of making or modifying an article of footwear includes placing footwear segments on the last assembly by associating an extension portion of at least one footwear segment with the retractable pins, modifying the footwear segments and then removing the extension portion.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271221

Induction heating apparatuses and processes for footwear manufacturing

An apparatus for making an article of footwear is provided. The apparatus may include a last shaped to resemble a human foot and being formed at least in part from a susceptor material that is thermally reactive to an electromagnetic field. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271220

Equestrian legwear with adjustable spur holder

The invention is an improved method and apparatus for securing a riding spur to an equestrian legwear garment such as a chap or boot, wherein the spur can be quickly and easily attached, adjusted, or removed by a rider without dismounting the horse. Additionally, the invention can be configured so that the chap or boot may be removed from the wearer without first having to remove the spur.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271219

Boot stamps

The present invention discloses an ornamental strap with decorative elements for a foot wear. The strap is attached to footwear comprises adjustable leather top portion of strap that fits over top of the boot and secures rear portion of the strap to the boot. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271218

Shoe accessory and method of using the same

A shoelace accessory and method of using the same is characterized by a shoelace accessory that provides for one or more portions of material containing one or more grommets that may be fastened to one or more eyelets in a shoe, the shoelace accessory thereby replacing shoelaces in the shoe. In some embodiments, one or more joining and unjoining element, such as a zipper, may be provided in the shoe accessory's middle portion that may allow the shoe accessory to separate and create a gap that may accommodate the entry of a user's foot into the shoe, and that may allow the shoe accessory to close the gap and tighten the shoe accessory to the user's foot, thereby securing the shoe to the user's foot. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271217

Polymeric treatment for textile material, and materials formed thereby

The invention relates to a polymeric treatment for a textile component. An exemplary method of treating a textile element for incorporation into at least a portion of an upper of an article of footwear includes applying a thermoplastic polymer to a textile element having at least one first region and at least one second region, selectively activating the thermoplastic polymer in the at least one first region to modify at least one structural property of the at least one first region, and leaving the thermoplastic polymer in the at least one second region of the textile element unactivated, wherein the at least one modified structural property of the at least one first region differs from at least one structural property of the at least one second region.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271216

Article of footwear incorporating wound element, and related methods of manufacture

The invention relates to systems and methods for creating wound material portions for incorporation into an article of footwear. More particularly, one method of manufacturing at least a portion of an upper for an article of footwear, in accordance with the invention, includes the steps of providing a support structure, providing a fiber delivery system, tacking a first end of a first fiber onto the support structure, moving the support structure with respect to the fiber delivery system to wind the first fiber around the support structure, cutting a second end of the first fiber upon positioning of the first fiber onto the support structure, and treating at least a portion of the first fiber to fixedly hold it in a wound arrangement and form a fabric layer for incorporation into an article of footwear.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271215

Article of footwear with banking midsole with embedded resilient plate

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure includes a midsole, an outsole secured to the midsole, and one or more plates positioned within the midsole. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271214

Upper for an article of footwear and method of lasting the upper

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a method. The method may include placing an upper on a last, where the upper includes a lower perimeter edge secured to a lasting element, and where the last includes an opening for receiving the lasting element. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271213

Footwear midsole with warped lattice structure and method of making the same

A midsole for an article of footwear including a three dimensional mesh including interconnected unit cells and methods of making the same. The interconnected unit cells each include a plurality of struts defining a three dimensional shape. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271212

Comfort system for boots

A comfort system for cowboy and work boots, including an insole chassis, an insole chassis backing board, and cushioning pads for absorbing and attenuating shocks encountered by a wearer of the boots. Cushioning pads are secured to a surface of the insole chassis backing board, and apertures in the insole chassis allow the cushions to pass through. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271211

Footwear midsole with warped lattice structure and method of making the same

A midsole for an article of footwear including a three dimensional mesh including interconnected unit cells and methods of making the same. The interconnected unit cells each include a plurality of struts defining a three dimensional shape. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271210

Shoe sole member and shoe

Provided is a shoe sole member including: a first foam member containing a first resin; and a second foam member containing a second resin, wherein the first foam member and the second foam member are fused, and the second resin has a melting point higher than that of the first resin by 20° c. Or more.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271209

Vibrating massager garment

A massaging compression garment, comprising a body that includes a stretchy textile and a plurality of coin vibration motors coupled to the inside surface of the garment body. A battery is electrically coupled to the coin vibration motors. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271208

Ventilation of footwear

A ventilation apparatus including a pump, a switching unit, and a fluid diffuser is provided. The pump attached to the footwear pumps fluid into and exhausts fluid from a cavity of the footwear. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271207

Sandals with adjustable, flexible and exchangeable ribbon upper

Disclosed herein are sandals with adjustable, flexible and exchangeable upper ribbon design to provide comfort and style.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271206

Footwear covering assembly

A footwear covering assembly for protecting surfaces includes a panel. The panel is shaped substantially complementarily to an outsole of an item of footwear. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271205

Article of footwear with color change portion and method of changing color

An article with a color change portion and a method of changing color. The article includes at least one color change portion capable of changing colors. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271204

Articles of apparel including encapsulated insulation panels and methods of making the same

Articles of apparel including an encapsulated insulation panel with a plurality of spaced apart insulation sections, methods of making the encapsulated insulation panels, and methods of making the articles of appeal are provided. Methods of making articles of apparel may include bonding an encapsulated insulation panel to a first fabric layer with an adhesive film. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271203

Methods and apparatus for a head covering device with increased air circulation

Methods and apparatus for a head covering may improve air circulation through any suitable head covering. Methods and apparatus for a head covering may comprise a base configured to fit around a wearer's head, a sidewall comprising a plurality of open cells configured to prevent light rays at or above a predetermined angle relative to the passageway of each cell from passing unobstructed through the cell, and a crown configured to close of the interior surface of the sidewall. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271202

Protective helmet with liner assembly

A protective helmet having a liner assembly received in an outer shell and connected to the outer shell, with front, rear, side and top portions each including at least one zone where the liner assembly includes a plurality of overlapping layers, each of the layers being made from one of first, second, third and fourth materials, where the first material has a greater density and/or hardness than that of the second, third and fourth materials, the second material has a greater density and/or hardness than that of the third and fourth materials, and the third material has a greater density and/or hardness than that of the fourth material, and wherein the liner assembly includes one or more particular zones set forth in table 3 or 4.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271201

Locking liner for helmet

A helmet can comprise an outer shell comprising an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, wherein the inner surface of the outer shell comprises an integrally formed locking mechanism. The helmet can also comprise a locking liner formed of a foam material and disposed within the outer shell adjacent the inner surface of the outer shell. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271200

Headgear for protective headwear

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

09/27/18 / #20180271199

Helmet retention system

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

09/27/18 / #20180271198

Safety helmet with rotary impact buffering function

A safety helmet with a rotary impact buffering function comprises a shell and an elastic liner arranged in the shell, wherein a gap is formed between the shell and the elastic liner, and a rotary impact buffering device enabling the shell to rotate relative to the elastic liner is arranged between the shell and the elastic liner. When the safety helmet is impacted by external force, the shell has the tendency to rotate relative to the elastic liner under the effect of component force applied to the shell in the tangential direction; however, through tangential deformation of the rotary impact buffering device, the shell can rotate relative to the elastic liner by a certain angle on the premise of keeping the elastic liner unmoved, and thus the impact to users from external force is greatly reduced.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271197

Illumination headband

An illumination device for wear around a head of a user. The illumination device includes a headband, a circuit-board, a plurality of push-panels and a power-unit. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271196

Interchangeable headwear system for waterproof marine garments

An detachable headwear system with a waterproof garment having a chest portion and a neck portion, a headwear article, a zipper for connecting the waterproof garment to the headwear article, the zipper having first zipper teeth on the waterproof garment and second zipper teeth on the headwear article, the first zipper teeth being engageable with the second zipper teeth, the first zipper teeth beginning in a first area of the chest portion, extending at least partially around the neck portion, and ending in a second area of the chest portion.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271195

Cooling and warming garment assembly

A cooling and warming garment assembly for cooling and warming a user includes a hat that is configured to position on a head of a user and a vest that is configured to position over a torso of the user. A first sleeve is reversibly couplable to the hat and positionable adjacent to a neck of the user. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271194

Weighted lining for garment, costume or other object

A weighted lining comprises at least one weighting layer comprising a weighting material and at least one backing layer coupled to the weighting layer. The weighted lining is configured in a drapeable sheet. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271193

Jacket with expandable scalloped shoulder regions

The present disclosure provides a garment. The garment includes (a) a back panel, (b) a front panel including an openable seam, wherein the back panel and the front panel are coupled together and define a neck opening, a first arm opening, a second arm opening and a torso opening, (c) a first sleeve having a first end and a second end, the first end of the first sleeve coupled to the first arm opening, the first end of the first sleeve having a first plurality of elastic panels each covered by a scallop-shaped panel, and (d) a second sleeve having a first end and a second end, the first end of the second sleeve coupled to the second arm opening, the first end of the second sleeve having a second plurality of elastic panels each covered by a scallop-shaped panel.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271192

Anti-slip pocket liners

An anti-slip attachment system and method for retaining items in a storage compartment may be provided. The anti-slip attachment system may include a plurality of malleable, high-friction strip attachments. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271191

High-elasticity polyurethane material

A method and composition for preparation of a high-elasticity polyurethane glove material and glove. The method for practicing the invention generally includes the steps of preparing an ultra-high molecular weight polyol, preparing a high-elasticity polyurethane glove material, and preparing a glove by dipping and forming. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271190

Wearable shirt with component parts for medical access

A medical access shirt having a medical access configuration and a non-medial access configuration. The medical access shirt includes a shirt body having a pair of front shirt panels and a back shirt panel with the pair of front shirt panels coupled to the back shirt panel. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271189

Protective hood with improved vision for waterproof marine garments

A garment having a protective hood joined to a collar at an attachment point above a neck seam on the collar, the protective hood having a perimeter defining a hood opening, a rigid, transparent visor attached to the protective hood at the perimeter such that the visor is configured to cover eyes during normal wear.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271188

Nose mountable sunlight blockage assembly

A nose mountable sunlight blocking assembly includes a panel that has a front side, a back side and a perimeter edge. The panel is comprised of a flexible material and is opaque such that the panel blocks uv radiation. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271187

A device

Apparatus for the protection of an arm of a carer or handler of humans or animals is provided. The apparatus is comprised of a sleeve of flexible material having a first and second end, the first and second ends of the sleeve define first and second mouths respectively, and when in use the first mouth surrounds a portion of the carers hand or wrist, and the second mouth surrounds a portion of the carers arm between the elbow and armpit, and the portion of the sleeve defining the second mouth and/or the portion of the sleeve adjacent to the second end is adapted to releasably grip the carer's arm.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271186

Improved saw protection

A protective clothing (100) comprising saw protective layering regions (110) comprising saw protection filler material, wherein said saw protective layering regions (110) has at least one reinforced section (120). A reinforced section (120) is also disclosed comprising saw protection filler material, said reinforced section (120) arranged to be removably arranged to protective clothing (100).. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271185

Apron with magnetically attached accesories

An apron includes a skirt configured to hang down from the waist of a wearer, a resilient spring member secured to the skirt and configured to partly extend about a waist of the wearer to hold the skirt in place at the waist of the wearer, and at least one accessory removably secured to the skirt. The resilient spring member includes a ferromagnetic material and the at least one accessory has a magnet removably secured to the resilient spring member by magnetic attraction. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271184

Fabric for articles of clothing, and method and system of producing same

Fabric for articles of clothing, as well as garments made of such fabric, and method and system for manufacturing such fabric and garments. A fabric or garment includes active-cooling materials or substances or elements, or a formulation or composition that includes one or more active-cooling materials or mixture thereof. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271183

Low profile medical kit

First-aid systems comprising an ultra compact first-aid pouch configured to fit behind the ballistic plates of a protective vest are disclosed. In this configuration, the first-aid kit is protected from shrapnel and tearing, is easily locatable and removable and does not effect the user's freedom of movement. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271182

Garment

A garment of the present invention is a garment (1) including: a covering fabric; padding to be filled inside the covering fabric; and quilting stitches (2a, 2b). The padding is a polyester staple fiber cotton including fibers having a circular outer peripheral cross section and has an open fiber structure. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271181

Smartphone-controlled active configuration of footwear, including with concavely rounded soles

A smartphone or other mobile computer device, general purpose or specialized, wherein the smartphone device is configured to actively control the configuration of one or more bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes and one or more sensors located in either one or both of a sole or a removable inner sole insert of the footwear of the user and/or located in an apparatus worn or carried by the user, glued unto the user, or implanted in the user. The one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or sipes, and one or more sensors are configured for computer control. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271180

Smart garment, user terminal, system including same, and method of changing design of smart garment

The disclosed embodiments provide a smart garment on which implemented designs can be changed in terms of color, image, text, etc. Also, a system is provided that comprises: a server for providing various designs to be implemented on a smart garment; and a user terminal that can change the design of the smart garment by receiving various designs from the server and transmitting same to the smart garment. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271179

Reusable baby bib device

A baby bib device system comprising lateral side attachment mechanisms is disclosed. In some embodiments the bib device comprises a high-chair attachment mechanism to secure the bib device to the inside edge of a high-chair or table. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271178

Baby sleeping garment

Embodiments generally relate to a baby sleeping garment. The baby sleeping garment comprises a wrap portion configured to receive the body of the baby or infant and at least partially wrap around the body of the baby or infant; and at least one arm portion attached to the wrap portion around at least part of the arm pocket's perimeter to define at least one arm pocket sized to receive at least one arm of the baby or infant. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271177

Legwear garment device

A legwear garment device; the garment includes a legwear, a waistband, and a strip having a first side and a second side, wherein the second side is affixed to an inner side of the top portion of the waistband. The first side of the strip may include a non-adhesive substance, while the second side may include an adhesive substance. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271176

Undergarments with multi-layer barriers to lessen emf/emr/ehs emitting features and moisture management properties

Undergarments are worn beneath other clothing articles and have direct contact to human skin and vital body organs. The rationale behind the development of this invention is to minimize electromagnetic fields/frequency (emf); electromagnetic radiation (emr); and electromagnetic hypersensitivity (ehs) while managing moisture production within the same. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271175

Removable stiffener elements for an open collared shirt

A stiffener assembly for a shirt with an open collar includes a pair of stiffener pockets, and a pair of removable stiffener inserts to be inserted into the pair of stiffener pockets to hold the open collar of the shirt in a desired shape. Each stiffener pocket includes an outer pocket panel, and an inner pocket panel aligned with the outer pocket panel. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271174

Elastic locking mechanism for electronic cigarette, atomizer, and electronic cigarette

An elastic locking mechanism, an atomizer for an electronic cigarette, and an electronic cigarette are disclosed. The elastic locking mechanism includes an upper cover removably arranged on an opening end of a liquid storage assembly, a screw cap sleeved outside the upper cover, an upper engagement component arranged on the screw cap, a lower engagement component arranged on the upper cover, and an elastic element mounted between the screw cap and the upper cover to prevent the upper engagement component and the lower engagement component from engaging each other. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271173

E-vaping device, method of controlling resistance-to-draw (rtd) for the e-vaping device and method of establishing a desired rtd

The e-vaping device includes a housing, the housing defining one or more inlets, a power source, and a cartridge. The cartridge includes a reservoir containing a pre-vapor formulation. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271172

E-vaping cartridge

The cartridge includes a housing body, a hollow inner body extending longitudinally within the housing body and a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The reservoir is tubular and at least a portion of the reservoir is disposed between the housing body and the hollow inner body. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271171

Heating smokable material

An apparatus comprising a smokable material heater, configured to heat a first region of smokable material to a volatizing temperature sufficient to volatize a component of smokable material and to concurrently heat a second region of smokable material to a temperature lower than said volatizing temperature but which is sufficient to prevent condensation of volatized components of the smokable material. A method of heating smokable material is also described.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271170

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element comprises two or more layers of electrically resistive mesh material.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271169

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a shell and a mouthpiece. The external wall of the shell has an air inlet. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271168

Mono-directional mouthpiece, atomizer and electronic cigarette having the same

An electronic cigarette has an atomizer and a mono-directional mouthpiece. The mono-directional mouthpiece includes a first valve, a second valve, a blocking plate, and an elastic member. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271167

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271166

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271165

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271164

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271163

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271162

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271161

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271160

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271159

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271158

E-cigarette personal vaporizer

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

09/27/18 / #20180271157

Aerosol delivery device including a wave guide and related method

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices that may include components configured to convert electrical energy to heat and atomize an aerosol precursor composition. An outer body may at least partially enclose the components. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271156

Dosing control for an electronic smoking device

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling dosing of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device comprises a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer and configured to control dosage of vaporized liquid. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271155

Electronic vapor provision system

An electronic vapor provision system includes a control unit including: a battery for providing electrical power to a heater which is used to produce vapor, and a controller. The controller is configured to collect information, during user operation of the electronic vapor provision system, relating to: power consumption from the battery due to operation of the heater to produce vapor, and re-charging of the battery. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271154

Aerosol provision system with remote air inlet

A vapor provision system includes an aerosol delivery section configured to generate aerosol from liquid in a reservoir, an airflow path through the aerosol delivery section extending from an air inlet to a mouthpiece, a battery section configured to join to the aerosol delivery section and house a battery to provide electrical power to one or more components in the aerosol delivery section, the battery section arranged laterally to at least a portion to the aerosol delivery section with respect to a direction of airflow through the mouthpiece, and an interface region in which a surface of the aerosol delivery section faces a surface of the battery section when the sections are joined, the air inlet being located on the aerosol delivery section in the interface region so as to take in air that has been channeled over part of the battery section.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271153

Apparatus for heating aerosol generating material

There is described an apparatus for heating an aerosol generating material to generate an inhalable aerosol and/or gas. The apparatus includes a housing; a receptacle within the housing, the receptacle including one or more cavities, each cavity for containing an aerosol generating material; and a heating arrangement including one or more heater elements for heating aerosol generating material contained in the one or more cavities to generate an inhalable aerosol and/or gas. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271152

Cartridge for an aerosol-generating system and an aerosol-generating system comprising a cartridge

A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including an elongate first compartment having a length l1, a maximum transverse cross-sectional area a1, a first air inlet, and a first air outlet, and containing a nicotine source including a first carrier material loaded with between about 1 mg and about 50 mg of nicotine; and an elongate second compartment having a length l2, a maximum transverse cross-sectional area a2, a second air inlet, and a second air outlet, and containing an acid source. The first and second compartments are arranged in parallel within the cartridge and the ratio (l1)2:a1 is at least about 12:1 and the ratio (l2)2: a2 is at least about 12:1. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271151

Apparatus for heating smokable material

Described herein is apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The apparatus comprises a first casing portion comprising a first connector and a recess for receiving a cartridge, and a second casing portion comprising a second connector for engagement with the first connector. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271150

Aerosol delivery device and a related method

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device and a related method. The aerosol delivery device includes a heating chamber having an aerosol precursor composition disposed therein. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271149

Methods and devices for cartridge authentication

A device comprises a sensor and processing circuitry coupled to the sensor. The sensor is configured to obtain authentication information from an identification label of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271148

Electronic cigarette atomizer

Embodiments of the present invention disclose an electronic cigarette atomizer, including an outer sleeve and a suction nozzle connected with one end of the outer sleeve, wherein a tobacco tar cavity and an atomization core are provided in the outer sleeve; the atomization core comprises two ultrasonic atomization components, and atomization surfaces of the two ultrasonic atomization components are provided oppositely; a gap is provided between the two atomization surfaces; the gap communicates with the suction nozzle; the two atomization surfaces are in contact with a first tobacco tar storage body and a second tobacco tar storage body respectively; and both of the first tobacco tar storage body and the second tobacco tar storage body communicate with the tobacco tar cavity.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271147

Apparatus and methods for vaporizing essential oils and waxes

A vaporizer assembly is shaped and configured to fit partially into a downstem of a water pipe. The vaporizer assembly includes a housing including an upper portion and a lower portion. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271145

Smoking device

A smoking device and method of using the device are provided. The smoking device may be disposable and be movable between an expanded smoking position and a stowed position.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271144

Smoking wrapper/filter combination

An improved smoking wrapper/filter combination is provided. The smoking wrapper has an internal filter having an opening channel extending through the entire length of the filter which allows smoke to pass through the filter without obstruction while still providing stability to the smoking wrapper. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271143

Smoking article with reduced sidestream smoke

A smoking article (10) comprises a tobacco rod (12) and a filter (14) connected to the tobacco rod. The filter (14) comprises a flow restrictor (24). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271142

Web of tipping paper

A web of tipping paper (20) for supplying a smoking article manufacturing machine (17) which cuts the web into individual patches and wraps each patch about a respective dual length filter rod (1) to attach rods of smokable material (4) to the ends of each dual length filter rod is disclosed. A first lateral portion (25a) of the tipping paper web comprises a first longitudinal series of first indicators (26), and a second lateral portion (25b) of the tipping paper web comprises a second longitudinal series of indicators (27), the first and second indicators being different to each other so that a first indicator is indicative of a first type of smoking article and a second indicator is indicative of a second type of smoking article which is different to the first type of smoking article, wherein the tipping paper web is configured to be loaded onto a smoking article manufacturing machine so that the machine wraps a first part of a patch of tipping paper which is formed from the first lateral portion of the tipping paper web around a first portion of the dual length filter rod in the formation of a smoking article of the first type and so that a first indicator on the first part of the patch denotes that said first portion of the dual length filter rod is a part of a smoking article of the first type and, so that the machine wraps a second part of the patch which is formed from the second lateral portion of the tipping paper web around a second portion of the dual length filter rod in the formation of a smoking article of the second type and so that a second indicator on the second part of the patch denotes that said second portion of the dual length filter rod is a part of a smoking article of the second type, prior to cutting the dual length filter rod and the patch into a first filter rod segment that is wrapped in said first part of the patch and which forms, together with the rod of smokable material attached thereto, a smoking article of the first type, and into a second filter rod segment that is wrapped in said second part of the patch and which forms, together with the rod of smokable attached thereto, a smoking article of the second type.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271141

Method of emptying trays filled with rod-shaped articles of the tobacco industry

A method of emptying trays filled with rod-shaped articles produced in the tobacco industry, which consist of the following stages: the trays designated for emptying are conveyed to the input area of a hopper containing adjacent channels separated by dividers; the rod-shaped articles are transferred from the tray to the channels of the hopper using support plates; the channels of the hopper are filled with the rod-shaped articles; the support plates are retracted from the channels of the hopper; the channels of the hopper are successively emptied into a chute adapted to move between channel outlets of the hopper; finally, the rod-shaped articles are transferred from the channels of the hopper and through the chute to the discharge conveyor moving towards the receiving device. The method is further characterized in that during emptying at least one channel (7) of the hopper (2), the hopper (2) moves linearly in the direction (s2) opposite to the direction (t) in which the rod-shaped articles are transported by the discharge conveyor (19); and after the channel (7) has been completely emptied, the hopper (2) moves in the direction (s1) concurrent with the direction (t) in which the rod-shaped articles are transported by the discharge conveyor (19), until it achieves a position in which the outlet of the next channel filled with rod-shaped articles is aligned with the inlet (21) of the chute (20), whereas the hopper (2) moves at a variable velocity when moving in the direction (s1) concurrent with the direction (t) in which the rod-shaped articles are transported by the conveyor.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271140

Flavor delivery system

A flavor delivery system includes an oral tobacco product and a flavor inhalation article. The oral tobacco product includes tobacco and a first flavorant. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271139

Oral pouched product having a rectangular shape

Disclosed herein is an oral pouched product, such as an oral pouched smokeless tobacco product, which comprises a filling material, such as tobacco material, and a saliva-permeable pouch enclosing the filling material, the product having a rectangular shape with a maximum length and a maximum width, wherein the maximum width of the product is within the range of from 3 mm to 10 mm, the maximum length of the product is within the range of from 25 mm to 40 mm, the ratio of maximum length to maximum width is within the range of from 3 to 6, and the oral pouched product has a weight within the range of from 0.3 to 0.7 g.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271138

Foaming material

[problem] to manufacture a foaming member using a low-cost method having little environmental impact, in which the air bubbles in an air-bubble-containing product are enhanced and stability is improved, without imparting viscosity, coloring, flavor, cloudiness, odor, etc. Also, to provide an effective use of yeast cell residue generated as a byproduct of a yeast extract. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271137

Stamping and embossing system for edible items

A stamp system includes a top portion and a bottom portion, each shaped to resemble a slice of bread. The top portion has a lower surface that forms a pattern to be stamped into an edible item. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271136

Low-lectin diet system and method for improving health

A low-lectin diet system comprising a terminology-marked food package configured for enabling coordinated efficiency in healthful food selection during shopping enabling a shopper to quickly identify said package as containing low lectin-antigenicity food contents, and wherein said food package is visibly marked externally with coordinated terminology validly designating food contents as of relatively low lectin-antigenicity.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271135

Gender specific synthetic nutritional compositions and nutritional systems comprising them

Gender specific synthetic nutritional compositions comprising glycine in concentrations reflecting those found in human milk produced by mothers of infants of the corresponding gender at the corresponding stage of lactation, and nutritional systems comprising them.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271134

Thickened oil/water food emulsion packaged products with probiotics

Packaged emulsified food compositions (e.g., salad dressings including an oil/water emulsion) including a probiotic, which may be included therein, without requiring heating during packaging, and without requiring refrigeration for long term shelf stability. The probiotic may be sporeforming. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271133

Nutritional supplements from green leafy vegetables

This invention discloses packaged nutritional supplements that have nutritional ingredients derived from green leafy vegetation that shall collectively or singly be useful to fulfill the daily need of supplementation from one or more of a nutrient from green leafy vegetation. One embodiment of this invention discloses a novel packaged composition that comprises at least one fraction of a green leafy vegetation and at least one more ingredient to improve its usability and is source of at least one nutritional ingredient selected from the group dietary fiber, beta carotene, iron, calcium, xanthophylls, folic acid and lysine plus methionine and cystine; wherein the fraction comprises a fibrous fraction, a water soluble deproteinized juice fraction and a water insoluble high protein low fiber fraction as fourth primary fraction. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271132

Fried pleurotus eryngii snack chips and methods of forming them

Meat-flavored snack chips formed pleurotus eryngii mushrooms and methods of making them. The pleurotus eryngii mushroom snack chips described herein may have a meat-like flavor rich in umami.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271131

Process for the preparation and stabilization of emulsions with omega-3 by means of isometric crystalline networks of cellulose derivatives

The present invention relates to a novel emulsion structured in an isometric crystalline network of cellulose derivatives where the emulsion comprises omega-3 fatty acids homogeneously distributed in the same. The emulsion of the invention has been designed to have greater stability, bioavailability and gastro-resistance and may be used in special medical foods, nutritional supplements, sports nutrition, enteral nutrition or child nutrition, amongst others.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271130

Yeast cell wall derived flavour

The present invention relates to a method for producing a flavour composition comprising providing a slurry of yeast cell walls and contacting the slurry of yeast cell walls with a glucanase and with an endoprotease, followed by separating a liquid fraction by solid/liquid separation to provide the liquid flavour composition.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271129

Food product with fat free binder

Embodiments of the invention provide a solid food product, made with a fat free binder and a method of making. The binder includes a starch, an edible polyhydric alcohol, and a gum. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271128

Fat-free food product

Embodiments of the invention provide a fat free food product and method of making. In some embodiments, the food product is bouillon. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271127

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 acid to form an aqueous acidic solution of animal muscle protein. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271126

Plant-based yogurt product and method of making same

A method for making a plant-based yogurt product, by combining and mixing a predetermined amount of pulse of legumes, a predetermined amount of seeds and/or nuts, and a predetermined volume of water to create a first mixture. Then combining a predetermined amount of soy beans with water to create a second mixture that and heating it to a near boiling temperature, combining and mixing the first mixture and the second mixture. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271125

Ready-to-eat cereal composition

Provided herein is a ready-to-eat (rte) breakfast cereal with a unique texture. A rte breakfast cereal provided herein can have a high slowly digestible starch content relative to commercially available rte cereals. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271124

Food processing apparatus and food manufacturing method using the same

The present invention relates to a food processing apparatus that is capable of supplying two different kinds of food materials and sequentially performing manufacturing processes such as bonding and cutting on the single apparatus, thus allowing the food to be easily processed.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271123

High protein meal and flour compositions and methods

This invention pertains to the development of a high protein oil seed flour as a replacement for both wheat based and gluten free flours used in baked, dry and liquid goods which optimizes nutrition. The seed flour is based on the novel use of processing sunflower and other oil type seeds into a flour, meal, or protein isolate to replace a significant portion of traditional and gluten free flours in food goods, including baked, dry and liquid goods. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271122

Food dehydrator

Apparatus and related methods for adding increased functionality to a food dehydrator through the use of stackable drying trays that define a circulation plenum during operation and then nest within one another during disassembly so as to reduce an overall storage size of the food dehydrator. The food dehydrator can further include a base portion having a removable splash guard to prevent the introduction of liquids or solids into a mechanical space within the base portion.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271121

Phosphor composition having selected surface coatings

A phosphor composition, containing one or more phosphors having on a surface thereof a coating selected from silica, diamond, and diamond-like carbon, wherein the one or more phosphors are configured to emit radiation upon interaction with an initiation energy.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271120

Pasteurization plant and method for operating a pasteurizing plant

A pasteurizing plant includes at least two pasteurizing lines. A heating device of a heat pump is used to heat a heating liquid, and a cooling device of the heat pump is used to cool a cooling liquid. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271119

Acid composition comprising a phycocyanin

The invention relates to an acid composition, particularly an acid food composition, comprising at least one phycocyanin resistant to ph acid.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271118

Combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin d and antioxidants/anti-inflammatories for poultry ovarian health

This invention relates to the use of the combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin d3 (“25-oh d3”) and antioxidants/anti-inflammatories (ascorbic acid vitamin e and canthaxanthin) to make a premix or feed which can ameliorate various problems observed in poultry which have been subject to overfeeding. Feeds containing the 25-oh d3 and antioxidants/anti-inflammatories and premixes are also provided.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271117

Pet food

Provided is pet food which contains refined cellulose and has a moisture content of 6% to 15% by mass, in which an average grain size of the refined cellulose is 50 μm or greater, and 60% or more of food granules in the entire food granules constituting the pet food have a hardness of 2.5 kgw or less immediately after being immersed in dilute hydrochloric acid (ph of 2.5) at 25° c. For 10 minutes.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271116

Protein composition obtained from meat trimmings

A protein fraction and an oxidation stable fat fraction are recovered from meat trimmings. The trimmings are comminuted, mixed with a food grade acid at ph 3.6 to 4.4 to form a liquid protein fraction and a solid fat fraction. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271115

Composition for coating frozen confectionery and a process for manufacturing same

The invention relates to a composition for coating a frozen confection, the composition comprising, expressed in weight % based on the total weight of the coating, 30 to 80 wt % of fat, which comprises a fat blend of hard fat and liquid oil, and 20 to 70 wt % of non-fat solids, wherein, the coating composition comprises, less than 25 wt % of saturated fatty acid, 10-60 wt %, preferably 20-40% of monounsaturated fatty acid and less than 10%, preferably less than 5% of polyunsaturated fatty acid, and wherein, the saturated fatty acid comprises between 12-24c-atoms and the unsaturated fatty acid contains 18c-atoms or more than 18c-atoms. The invention also relates to a process of making this composition and a frozen confection at least partly coated with the composition.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271114

Connector for connecting a container of liquid or semi-liquid food products and machine comprising said connector and container

A connector for connecting a deformable bag for liquid or semi-liquid products to a machine for distributing the product and includes a body with an opening passing therethrough and acting as a product outlet and connected to the machine, with a thermal sensor supported so as to be positioned inside the bag, in contact with the liquid or semi-liquid product. The sensor is fixed in a second opening that is parallel or almost parallel to the product transit opening and a connecting cable comes out of the end of the body intended to remain outside the bag. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271113

Chewing gum composition comprising crystalline allulose particles

The present invention pertains to a chewing gum composition comprising crystalline allulose particles and optionally an aqueous allulose syrup, and to the use of allulose for increasing the hardening rate of chewing gum compositions.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271112

Confections containing allulose

A low calorie, low laxation confection such as chewy candy, hard candy, tableted candy, or gelled candy having acceptable texture, stability, clarity, and flavor delivery that contains a bulk sweetener comprising allulose (psicose). Allulose is combined with sugars, carbohydrates, or polyols to make consumer acceptable confections.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271111

Compositions comprising a casein and methods of producing the same

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions including casein, and methods for making these compositions.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271110

Reduction of microbial activity and method of processing animal and poultry products

A process for reducing the bacterial count on a four-legged animal, poultry animal, carcass of such animals, or meat or processed meat products of such animals, during processing, such reduction using a solution comprising a n,n′-dichloro-5,5-dialkylhydantoin, a n,n′-dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylimidazolidine-2,4-dione, or combinations thereof, and in some preferable aspects 1,3,-dichloro-5,5,-dimethylhydantoin, 1,3-dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylimidazolidine-2,4-dione, or combinations thereof.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271109

Hybrid bacon cooking system

A method of making precooked meat pieces using a hybrid cooking system comprises preheating meat pieces to a temperature of at least approximately 140° f. To create preheated meat pieces. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271108

Method for processing of high meat content food or feed products

Food or feed processing systems (10, 96) include an extruder (14) and a downstream processor (16, 16a), and are operable to process high meat food or feed formulations. The processors (16, 16a) include an elongated processor barrel (38) presenting an inner surface (44) with a central body or tube (60) within the barrel (38) and presenting an outer surface (62). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271107

Apparatus and method for processing of high meat content food or feed products

Food or feed processors (16, 16a) include an elongated processor barrel (38) presenting an inner surface (44) with a central body or tube (60) within the barrel (38) and presenting an outer surface (62). The surfaces (38, 62) define an elongated annular processing region (70). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271106

A double tube encasing apparatus

A double tube encasing apparatus and methods of encasing for encasing meat products in a double casing including a film (e.g. Collagen film) and a net in which a first tube is loaded with a height reduced shirred film and a second coaxial tube which supports a shirred netting. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271105

Bedding insecticide composition

A bedding insecticide composition for safely exterminating bed bugs is provided. The bedding insecticide composition includes vinegar, liquid dish soap, rubbing alcohol, peppermint extract, rosemary oil, geranium oil, and ground arbol chili seeds. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271104

Deer lure composition and method of use in conducting a census of local deer population

A deer lure is applied to a licking branch to attract deer, primarily buck deer, in collecting census data on the population of a deer herd in a given area and in deer hunting. The lure is formulated by surgically removing the left and right pre-orbital tear duct glands from the left and right eyes of a deer. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271103

Insect prevention method of plants by using a prepared organic acid salt solution

A prepared organic acid salt solution for insect prevention is disclosed. A diluted aqueous solution of an organic acid salt is prepared to have a certain concentration, and then mixed with diatomaceous earth in a specific weight ratio to obtain a protection solution containing a silicate. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271102

Method of combatting human head lice

The invention provides a method of treatment of a human subject to combat infestation by multicellular ectoparasites with exoskeletons, in particular head lice, which method comprises topically applying to said subject a first and a second pediculicide, said first pediculicide being a carbamate or organophosphate pediculicide and said second pediculicide being a pyrethroid or pyrethrin pediculicide, characterized in that said second pediculicide is applied between 15 minutes and 12 hours after the application of said first pediculicide.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271101

Insecticide composition including thiamethoxam and a synergistic agent

Insecticide composition wherein the active ingredient comprises the combination of a neonicotinoid insecticide, thiamethoxam as synthetic insecticide molecule, and at least one synergistic agent, which is chosen among the insect repellent agents such as deet and/or ir3535® and present at a molar ratio of said synergistic agent to thiamethoxam comprised between o.ooi and 0.2 in the composition. Synergistic effect is observed at low doses. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271100

Use of cationic steroidal antimicrobials for sporicidal activity

This disclosure relates to sporicidal compositions and uses thereof. The sporicidal compositions include one or more cationic steroidal antimicrobials (csas). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271099

2-(het)aryl-substituted fused heterocycle derivatives as pesticides

To their use as acaricides and/or insecticides for controlling animal pests and to processes and intermediates for their preparation.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271098

Oxadiazole and phenol derivatives as antibacterial and/or herbicidal agents

Antimicrobial resistance is rising at an alarming rate. The methylerythritol phosphate (mep) pathway is a metabolic pathway that produces the isoprenoids isopentyl pyrophosphate (ipp) and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (dmapp). ...

09/27/18 / #20180271097

Heterocyclic trifluoroalkenyl compounds having a nematocidal activity, their agronomic compositions and use thereof

Agronomic compositions containing them and their use for the control of nematodes in agricultural crops, are described.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271096

Isoxazoline-substituted benzamides and analogues as insecticides

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, and their uses as insecticides.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271095

Pesticidal mixture comprising a pyrazole compound, an insecticide and a fungicide

Compositions and methods of using a pesticidal mixture pm that includes at least one compound of formula i defined above, an insecticide and a fungicide for protecting crop, plant propagation material, or soil or water in which the plants are growing, against attack or infestation by invertebrate pests and/or phytopathogenic fungi are described. Also described is a seed treatment composition that includes the pesticidal mixture pm, as well as seeds treated using the pesticidal mixture pm or the seed treatment composition. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271094

Herbicidal phenylpyrimidines

Or their agriculturally acceptable salts or derivatives as herbicides, wherein the variables are defined according to the description, specific phenylpyrimidines of formula (i), processes and intermediates for preparing the phenylpyrimidines of the formula (i), compositions comprising them and their use as herbicides, i.e. For controlling harmful plants, and also a method for controlling unwanted vegetation which comprises allowing a herbicidal effective amount of at least one phenylpyrimidine of the formula (i) to act on plants, their seed and/or their habitat.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271093

Fungicide composition for agricultural and horticultural use

The present invention provides a fungicide composition for agricultural and horticultural use, comprising compound a represented by formula (1) (in formula (1), xs each independently represents a halogeno group or a c1-6 alkyl group; n represents a number of xs and is an integer of 0 to 5; x′ represents a halogeno group; r1, r2 and r3 each independently represents a c1-6 alkyl group, a c1-6 alkoxy group or a hydroxyl group; a1 and a2 each independently represents a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom), and at least one compound b selected from the group consisting of pydiflumetofen, pyraziflumid, isofetamid, tolprocarb, fluxametamide, broflanilide, tiadinil, fenoxanil and triflumezopyrim.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271092

Use of the antifungal ilicicolin h in agriculture

The present invention is concerned with the use of the natural product ilicicolin h as an agricultural fungicide, compositions comprising ilicicolin h, and the use of such compositions to treat, control or prevent fungal infection in agricultural products.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271091

Composition for destruction of microalgae or sphaerocarpus

The present disclosure relates to a composition for the destruction of microalgae or mosses. The composition for the destruction of microalgae or mosses may suppress the growth and proliferation of microalgae when treated in moss cultivation facilities, marine microalgae cultivation facilities, areas in which green or red tide is occurring, or areas in which green or red tide is expected to occur, thereby preventing damage caused by the green or red tide.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271090

Sterilization method

A method of sterilizing a material, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing a sterilizing composition comprising (i) peracetic acid and (ii) a stabilizer selected from the group consisting of citric acid, isocitric acid, aconitic acid and propane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid; b) introducing such sterilizing composition into a hot gaseous stream to produce a peracetic acid vapor; and c) contacting such peracetic acid vapor with the material to be sterilized. The use of such an organic acid stabilizer results in an unexpected reduction in the amount of residue deposited on the heating surface employed to vaporize the sterilizing composition.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271089

Olfactory ligands

The invention provides analogues of (s)-germacrene d analogue which have improved insect repellent properties compared to (s)-germacrene d analogue or which have insect attractant properties.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271088

Sustained release pheromone preparation

A sustained release pheromone preparation for controlling a pest insect contains, as sex pheromone components, an unsaturated aliphatic acetate and an unsaturated aliphatic alcohol having a structure where the acetyl group of the acetate is replaced with a hydrogen atom, wherein a ratio between the acetate and the alcohol in the mixture solution contained in the sustained release pheromone preparation can be kept constant throughout the effective action period. More specifically, the preparation includes a mixture solution containing the unsaturated aliphatic acetate and the unsaturated aliphatic alcohol in a weight ratio of 10:90 to 99.5 to 0.5 and a container for enclosing the mixture solution, the container containing, as at least a part of the container, a membrane of a polyester corresponding to formula (i) below, a copolymer thereof, or a polymer blend of the polyester or copolymer with a biodegradable polyester.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271087

Device for vascularized composite allotransplant preservation and use thereof

Disclosed herein is a device for machine perfusion of an organ that includes a chamber including an organ support platform for supporting an organ and a perfusion circuit for providing an oxygenated perfusion fluid to the organ and carrying oxygen-depleted perfusion fluid away from the organ. The organ support platform includes perforations for fluid drainage. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271086

Gas delivery device comprising a gas releasing molecule and a gas permeable membrane

The present invention relates to a gas delivery device comprising a gas releasing molecule and a gas permeable membrane. The invention also relates to the use of the gas delivery device for delivery of gas to an extracorporeal transplant, extracorporeal cells, a brain-dead transplant donor or foodstuff and in therapy. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271085

Automatic rechargeable trap configured for determining its rats and mice kills

The present invention relates to an automatic rechargeable trap comprising a spring driven and/or gas pressure driven killing means; and species monitoring means configured for determining the species by monitoring the degree of advancement of the killing means during an individual triggering.. . ...

09/27/18 / #20180271084

System and method for detecting rats and mice infestations

The present invention relates to a system for detecting and predicting rats and mice infestations. The system comprises a plurality of rechargeable traps, and a receiver unit configured for receiving a monitoring data signal from the rechargeable traps. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271083

Trap for catching animals, in particular mice or rats

A trap 1 has a frame 3, a striking bar 5 connected to the frame for killing a mouse or rat and a retaining bracket 7 attached to the striking bar, which is blocked in standby position by a blocking pawl 11 which can be released by an actuating element 13. A spring 9 is present between the striking bar and the frame, which striking bar hits the frame after activation. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271082

Robotic electrically powered infrared based thermal weed control system

An electrically powered infrared based thermal weed control system. A housing has a downwardly facing chamber. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271081

Cockroach trap

A cockroach trap includes a case including an opening and first and second compartments; a guide assembly disposed above the first compartment and including a channel communicating with the opening, and a bossed hole communicating with the channel; an open reservoir releasably disposed in the first compartment; a bait passageway in an upper portion of the reservoir and communicating with both the channel and the reservoir; an entrance sensor disposed proximate the channel; a pivotal trigger disposed above the second compartment and including a projection; and an air canister releasably disposed in the second compartment and including a plunger engaged with the projection, a nozzle, and a line having two ends connected to the nozzle and the bossed hole respectively. After the entrance sensor is activated, the projection presses the plunger to open the nozzle, thereby communicating the nozzle with the air canister.. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271080

Insect trap using uv leds

The present invention relates to an insect trap and, more specifically, to an insect trap which uses uv leds as light sources for luring insects and is capable of efficiently radiating luring light. The insect trap according to the present invention comprises a uv led installation part having a plurality of uv led light sources installed at intervals on the edge of the outer side surface thereof, and a trap part disposed adjacent to the uv led installation part. ...

09/27/18 / #20180271079

Fishing reel with incremental metering system and modular balancing weights

A fly-fishing reel having an integrated incremental meter device along with a modular weight system for customizing the weight of the fly-fishing reel in order for an angler to use the fly-fishing reel with a variety of fly rods and still maintain a desired balance point. The modular weight system allows the balance point of the rod and fly-fishing reel to be adjusted. ...