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Agriculture

US 9,736,994 B2– Plants use a photosensitive pigment to detect light. One of these, phytochrome, detects light in the red and far red spectrum and affects plant signals to “wake” or “sleep.” Different important biological processes occur in plants during these times. In addition to the time of day, many plants track the length of days with phytochrome and related systems; this allows, for example, a plant to know when the days are getting shorter in the fall, signaling the best time to convert from producing vegetative tissues to producing flowering tissues. The apparatus, system, and method described in this patent uses a combination of different types of lighting devices, connected to a system that when performed per a specific method, replicates the effects of sunrise and sunset by providing certain wavelengths of light at certain times.

US 2019-0255570 A1 – A system and method sort, separate, organize and store particles of different material, shape, and size utilizing a multi-level system of containers with sieves at different heights. The system employs a combination of gravitational downward forces on the individual pieces and omnidirectional manual forces applied by the user on the system to automatically sort and organize particles of different shape and size into the respective containers.

US D853,807 S – The ornamental design for the saw blade, as shown and described.

US 2019-0364864 A1 – A fishing attractor that communicates through a fish’s electroreceptor lateral line that is used in water to attract nearby fish by appealing to the fish’s six senses. 

Business Services

US 2017/0202207 A1 – The present invention features an elegantly-mounted pinwheel comprising alternating holographic red and silver non-metallic tape-like material. The pinwheel uses connector bolts and hexagonal coupling nuts to be mounted or positioned directly onto various components of a power pole or utility pole system such as bushings, fuse cutouts, regulators, reclosures, lightning arresters, or underground primary dips. The invention will deter animals such as birds and squirrels from scaling or landing on the power pole or utility pole system when the invention is properly mounted. The invention takes advantage of the alternating colors of the pinwheel to scare the animals. The present invention requires no housing, rotors, drums, or support plates. The invention does not rely on sound, and it requires no electricity or motor. The stainless steel hex standoff coupling nut comes preferably in 3/8” and can be ordered in different sizes to accommodate the device.

Law360 (July 19, 2018, [8:00] PM EDT) — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected challenges from a group of financial services firms to two document retrieval patents Thursday, finding their arguments that the patents are invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice test too closely resembled those made separately by Fidelity Information Services LLC.

The board denied the firms’ requests for America Invents Act covered business method review of two Mirror Imaging LLC patents. The challenges were led by financial services companies Fiserv Inc. and Jack Henry & Associates Inc.

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US 2019-0057333A1 – An inference engine titled the Waste, Opportunity and Risk Engine Query Language or (WORE-QL) that links rules to any business objects in a workplace source system.

US 2019-0043134A1 – The present invention relates to a method, a system, and the associated software. With respect to the method, it is best characterized as a method of providing a user with an estimate of an aviation insurance premium from one of more vendors.

US 2019-0205989 A1 – The present relates to a method, a system, and the associated software. With respect to the method, it is best characterized as a method of providing a user with an estimate of an aviation insurance premium from one or more vendors.

US 2019-0340656 A1 – The invention addresses the problem of building self-service systems for digital-content monetization that may attract and grow advertising supply and demand mainly through their internal programmatic means.

Communications

US 20170256111A1 – A system for controlling key access using a phone and internet-connected key box device. The key box device hangs or mounts on a fixture and controls key access to visitors. Visitors may unlock a chamber in a key device for key access by calling the phone number on the key box device display and passing an authentication process during a scheduled time. The key box device owner may monitor and remotely control access to the key box and its key chamber via a software application on cloud computing services that interfaces with operations programmed into a circuit board in the key box device.

US 20170004571A1 – Techniques are described facilitating transactions involving items or services or information about the items or services (“ISI”) and users. Sometimes, an automated ISI Transaction System coordinates ISI transactions by matching users with ISI with users demanding that ISI. The types of ISI involved may vary, but may include ISI such as clothing, furniture, electronics, books, tickets, video games, computer software, etc. The operation of the ISI system may be enhanced in various ways, including by selecting appropriate users to receive opportunities to sell or supply ISI available from those users, such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI, and by notifying the selected users of those opportunities. The operation of the ISI system may also be enhanced by selecting appropriate users to receive available opportunities to buy or demand ISI such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI.

US 20170235897A1 – The present invention facilitates the remote-participation of a medical device manufacturing company representative in a medical procedure, whereby the device representative coordinates the surgery through audio-visual technology and electronic identifier devices. Through the “Virtual Rep” System, which includes both the Virtual Rep Audio Visual Communication System and the Virtual Rep Inventory Tracking System, the Surgical Engineer.TM. advises surgeons, prepares for surgeries, chooses and tracks implant devices, evaluates and reports on device implantation, calibration and performance, evaluates surgeries and staff, prepares for and concludes procedures, trains medical staff members, performs billing functions, performs legal compliance functions, performs inventory restocking functions, and performs facility and staff scheduling and other clerical functions remotely through the Virtual Rep system.

US 20170213184A1 – A food inventory system, including a portable device which may include a bar code scanner and camera to add and remove inventory items to and from the inventory. The scanner may be mounted on an inventory storage container to facilitate inventory control from one or more domestic storage devices, including refrigerators, freezers, and pantries. The inventory system may display a table listing the inventory items along with variable details. Based on the food inventory list, the inventory system may suggest recipes, display the ingredients in stock for suggested recipes, and create a shopping list of the ingredients not in stock for a desired recipe. The portable device may be configured with wireless capability, connection to the internet, phones, tablets, laptops, and personal computer.

US 20160234147A1 – A system and method for filtering improper content. A communication is received from transmission from a first device. The communication is reviewed to determine whether the communication includes the improper content. The communication is filtered in response to determining the communication includes the improper content.

US 20070244866A1 – Provided is a system and method for context based searching. A participating website may be provided with an interface which allows users to perform searches by indicating keywords to be searched. A search services provider performs a search based on the keywords as well as the context of the participating website. In a further development, the context of the participating website may be determined by deriving one or more context words from the text of the participating website. In a second aspect, a system and method are provided which allow a user to move results in a list of results provided in response to search request. These actions of the user are recorded and saved. The rankings of subsequent searches are based on these recorded actions.

US 009171147B2 – Password security is a matter of great importance for most individuals, companies, organizations, government agencies, and any groups or entities that deal with sensitive data (hereafter referred to as “password users” or “users”). Passwords that are weak are easily cracked using any of several known techniques. When passwords are cracked sensitive information is often compromised. Thus, users typically seek to increase password strength.. This process and system allows for a password owner to set one password, and use it for life. Using a combination of colors, sizes, fonts, letter position, and etcetera, a password owner is given the ability to customize and encrypt the letter that make up his/her password in nearly 50 different ways.

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US 2019-0251098 A1 – A system and method for building event location database to identify and manage information pertaining to “unknow unknowns” such as events and host locations with no online presence and locations that never host any events, the system building the event location database by cataloging locations that host events and locations that do not host events, and subsequently cataloging events so that when the system receives input georeferenced discrete locations and subsequently metadata about their events, the system develops a more complete list of which locations have events that were previously unknown to potential event attendees.

Consumer Goods

US 20170280681A1 – A protective recovery cone collar for the head of an animal having a protective cone body with a first and a second opening, the first opening having a smaller size than the second opening. The protective recovery cone body includes an exterior textile layer, an interfacing layer coupled to the exterior textile layer, a cushioning layer coupled to the interfacing layer, and an interior textile layer coupled to the interfacing layer. The protective recovery cone collar includes a neck piece attached to the protective cone body having an exterior fabric layer, an interior cushioning layer coupled to the exterior fabric layer, and an interior elastic layer within the interior cushioning layer. Water-absorbent beads may further be included within an interior of the neck piece.

US 20170291445A1 – An apparatus and method for the organization of keys using sheets of thin, durable material that have storage pockets for keys and labels with key identification information. The key organization apparatus organizes keys in one physical place by labeling pockets for keys and is easily transportable and stored. The key organization apparatus greatly eases the transition of transferring a set of keys from one person to another, such as a buyer and seller of a house or business.

US 20170191526A1 – A roller bearing assembly configured to guide linear movement of a shaft with a polygonal cross section. The roller bearing assembly includes a housing unit, which may contain a centrally-placed hole for mounting the assembly, and a plurality of cavities on the surface of both ends of the housing unit. The bearing assembly further includes a plurality of axially-displaceable roller bearings placed in one or more sets of pairs in the cavities of the housing. The roller bearings contact the shaft to guide movement axially and to resist torque, and thereby prevent the rotation of the shaft relative to the housing unit.

US 20170073112A1 – An adjustable liquid container holder and method comprising a set of components that may be used for holding various types and sizes of liquid containers with the ability to temporarily hang or mount the holder and still retrieve liquid through a hose. The container holder may be comprised of one or more frame parts that is height adjustable to snugly fit regardless of the size and height of the liquid containers. The spigot may be configured with a detachable retractable cord and reel so that the spigot may be automatically retracted in close proximity to the liquid container holder upon release of the spigot from a user’s hand.

US 20170072255A1 – To allow the use of a stationary bicycle comfortably with one foot through the use of a foundation, expandable in the horizontal direction, and connected to a joint that is expandable in the vertical direction. A footrest attached to the expandable joint allows the user to place the resting foot at a comfortable level. In use the foundation is expanded so the apparatus can be attached to the stationary bicycle, the apparatus is attached to the side of the stationary bicycle with the unused pedal, the joint expanded to a level comfortable to the user, and the user then gets on the bicycle, rests the unused foot on the platform and pedals as normal with one foot.

US 20160192598A1 – Plants use a photosensitive pigment to detect light. One of these, phytochrome, detects light in the red and far-red spectrum and affects plant signals to “wake” or “sleep.” Different important biological processes occur in plants during these times. In addition to the time of day, many plants track the length of days with phytochrome and related systems; this allows, for example, a plant to know when the days are getting shorter in the fall, signaling the best time to convert from producing vegetative tissues to producing flowering tissues. The apparatus, system, and method described in this patent uses a combination of different types of lighting devices, connected to a system that when performed per a specific method, replicates the effects of sunrise and sunset by providing certain wavelengths of light at certain times

US 20160227757A1 – Generic flies are a world-wide annoyance that are generally attracted to human food among other sources of heat, moisture and areas prone to quick development of bacteria. Flies land on and come into contact with a wide range of decaying organic substances either in search of food or a place to lay their eggs and the fly can easily transfer bacteria or disease on those substances to the next landing place. Thus, the spread of bacteria or disease from flies coming into contact with human food or human surroundings is a major health concern. This patent is for a fly repellent device comprised of: A water-filled transparent container of approximately spherical shape. A combination of integrated multi-faceted beads and water inside the spherical device frighten and confuse flies by the multiple thousands of reflective images when the Fly Ball is introduced to light.

US20160044400A1 – When it comes to carrying around charger cords, ear buds, and any other wired devices, it is a pain to figure out how to store the wires and cords without having a bird’s nest of a mess the next time a person pulls them out. This patent relates to a cost-effective, protective containment of devices, such as music ear buds. The device is made up a customizable center tag, and two cylindrical bases. The bases are connected by a reel element. A person’s wired device may be wrapped around the reel element to neatly store and protect your wired device when not in use. One base has a flap connected to one of the bases, and may be flipped to enclose any and all wires within the reel.

US 20160367054A1 – The invention is directed to a hand operated device for storing, measuring and dispensing of powder or granular materials, with effectively simplified structure and reduced number of parts, having a solid housing integrating material storage container with stationer parts of a dispenser, comprising: special compartments and sound damper, made of elastic porous material that makes work of the device quite and thus acceptable for users; a means for one touch assembly and disassembly of an inner space of the device where a dispenser is located; structural elements for dispensing a predetermined volume of the material or its fraction, including stopping means for reduction of length of working stroke of the dispensing mechanism; a means making the device reliable when it is used with materials including sticky particles; a means providing the device configured to delivery more then one material stored in one device, including more then one material transporting mechanisms inside the dispenser; and structural elements providing exact measuring, and sifting or pouring of the materials.

US 20160347428A1 – Conversion of a stand up paddle (SUP) board or similar personal watercraft to enable it to be powered by a battery and an electric motor and propeller apparatus requires a practical and performance oriented configuration to be successful. This patent describes an optimal configuration that utilizes a vertical hollow protrusion through the stand up paddle board that supports the propulsion system and is comprised of two assemblies; a motor and propeller assembly, and a battery and control assembly. This allows the rider to efficiently counterbalance the weight of the motorized system and effectively manage the forward thrust provided by propulsion. This invention allows battery powered, motorized stand up paddle boarding to be developed into an affordable, attractive and performance oriented recreational sport.

US 20160265875A1 – The present invention is a concealable holster for a handgun which encircles the mid-torso of the wearer, for the purpose of supporting and stabilizing a handgun, while the wearer is engaged in vigorous physical activities such as running, thereby reducing movement of the firearm independent of the wearer’s body allowing the wearer to focus on the activity without the distraction of the independent movement of the handgun. The handgun within an encasement with a clip attachment is inserted onto the belt; a pad is attached to the interior side of the belt and positioned behind the firearm encasement. The unattached top and bottom portions of the belt’s plane and pad’s plane, which are aligned, create a sleeve which precludes movement of the firearm independent of the wearer’s body.

US 9265349B1 – A multi-directional glider chair allowing for rotation of a seat in relation to a path of gliding action. In some embodiments, the multi-directional glider comprises a glider base including a glider mechanism supporting a gliding top, the glider mechanism providing for generally linear motion of the gliding top along at least a segment of a first axis, and a seat including at least a bottom element, the bottom element being rotatably coupled to the gliding top of the glider base by a rotatable coupler providing for rotation of the seat about a second axis, wherein an orientation of the seat in relation to the first axis may be selectively modified by rotation of the seat about the second axis. Thus, the multi-directional glider as described in this embodiment enables a user to modify an orientation of the seat in relation to a back-and-forth glide path allowed by the glider mechanism.

US 009199712B2 – This disclosure relates generally to the field of steering systems for marine propulsion, and more specifically, to a remote mounted motor command input device for marine vessels that enables a boat operator to control a motor via a tiller arm remotely mounted at a location non-adjacent to the motor. A purpose of the device is to allow for an operator to safely and conveniently control the motor, which is mounted aft of the rear platform near the bottom of the boat transom, from within the region enclosed by the main deck perimeter railing. Therefore, the operator is not tempted to control the outboard motor while standing on the rear platform of the marine vessel and is not required to leave the main deck area or enter the cockpit in order to control the motor.

US 20120028730A1 – Disclosed is a golf shaft comprising a plurality of sides imparting a desired flexibility and rigidity to a golf club, such that the golf club possesses desired flexibility and necessary rigidity to enable the club to carry through and provide optimal flight to a golf ball.

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US 2019-0000193A1 – Embodiments for a removable zipper charm with marketing receptacle are provided. The attachment includes a medallion, a connector ring, a connecting mechanism, and marketing material. Generally speaking, these components are structured such that the connector ring is attached to the medallion at the edge of the medallion, the marketing materials engrave or attached to the medallion, and the connecting mechanism is fastened t the connector ring and thereby the medallion.

US 2020-0154820 A9 – The footwear cushioning invention includes a floating elastic plate that stores and returns elastic energy to provide cushioning through deflection of the elastic plate.

US 2019-0061800A1 – Embodiments for a ski scooter device are provided. The scooter includes a central ski, a central platform, two out-rigger skis, a suspension system, and a steering mechanism.

US D830703 – The ornamental design for an acorn heirloom christening set, as shown and described.

US D833710 – The ornamental design for a bra strap, as shown and described.

US D824453 – The ornamental design for a guitar, as shown and described. 

US D784191 – The ornamental design for a tension belt clip, as shown and described. 

US D734385 – The ornamental design for a guitar, as shown and described.

US D737890 – The ornamental design for a guitar, as shown and described.

US D722106 – The ornamental design for a guitar, as shown and described.

US 2019-0234009 A1 – A self-locking clop has a firm grip on clothes between two jaws to keep the clothes together in a washing machine or dryer. 

US 2019-0307188 A1 – Embodiments are provided for a one-piece clothing garment that forms an integrated headband and scarf. Additionally. the headband and scarf are formed in a way that the headband os sewn at an upward angle forming an indent at the connection point that provides neck protection without air leakage.

US 2019-0093819 A1 – Embodiments are provided for a securing device that has a housing, one or more securing members, a center protruding member, and a reservoir, 

US 2019-0364995 A1 – Embodiments are provided for a one-piece clothing garment that is made up of a sleeve comprising a holding band and a cuff, and an attached ambidextrous glove.

US 2019-0387910 A1 – An outdoor drop box furniture and method of use. The outdoor drop box furniture includes an interior receptacle, an outdoor furniture shell configured to conceal the interior receptacle, such as a sofa-style shell, park bench-style shell or planter, and a locking mechanism comprising a passcode reader configured to receive a passcode and selectively allow access to the interior receptacle depending on the passcode.

e-Commerce

US 20170249685A1 – A cloud computing system and method for communicating product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard is disclosed. The system may include a server system with a processor system, a communications interface, a communications system, an input system and an output system, the server system having access to a communications network, a memory system with an operating system, a communications module, a web browser module, a web server application which communicates product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard using non-transitory storage media and a website with a plurality of web pages to track and communicate product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard.

US 20170004571A1 – Techniques are described facilitating transactions involving items or services or information about the items or services (“ISI”) and users. Sometimes, an automated ISI Transaction System coordinates ISI transactions by matching users with ISI with users demanding that ISI. The types of ISI involved may vary, but may include ISI such as clothing, furniture, electronics, books, tickets, video games, computer software, etc. The operation of the ISI system may be enhanced in various ways, including by selecting appropriate users to receive opportunities to sell or supply ISI available from those users, such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI, and by notifying the selected users of those opportunities. The operation of the ISI system may also be enhanced by selecting appropriate users to receive available opportunities to buy or demand ISI such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI.

US D739141 – The ornamental design for a case, as shown and described.

Construction

US 20170254103A1 – An apparatus and method for the containment of vertical structures using a flexible, collapsible, and movable shroud. The shroud containment system protects the surrounding environment by catching liquid and solid debris and contaminants from the inside and protects the enshrouded structure and workers from wind, debris, contaminants, and precipitation on the outside as well as providing enhanced protection against falling persons and equipment. The shroud also conceals the vertical structure in whole or in part and greatly eases the setup, takedown, and relocation of the shroud along the axis of the vertical structure due to its modular, impermanent design and method of erection, collapse, and translation.

US 20170202207A1 – The present invention features an elegantly-mounted pinwheel comprising alternating holographic red and silver non-metallic tape-like material. The pinwheel uses connector bolts and hexagonal coupling nuts to be mounted or positioned directly onto various components of a power pole or utility pole system such as bushings, fuse cutouts, regulators, reclosures, lightning arresters, or underground primary dips. The invention will deter animals such as birds and squirrels from scaling or landing on the power pole or utility pole system when the invention is properly mounted. The invention takes advantage of the alternating colors of the pinwheel to scare the animals. The present invention requires no housing, rotors, drums, or support plates. The invention does not rely on sound, and it requires no electricity or motor. The stainless steel hex standoff coupling nut comes preferably in 3/8” and can be ordered in different sizes to accommodate the device.

US 20170191526A1 – A roller bearing assembly configured to guide linear movement of a shaft with a polygonal cross section. The roller bearing assembly includes a housing unit, which may contain a centrally-placed hole for mounting the assembly, and a plurality of cavities on the surface of both ends of the housing unit. The bearing assembly further includes a plurality of axially-displaceable roller bearings placed in one or more sets of pairs in the cavities of the housing. The roller bearings contact the shaft to guide movement axially and to resist torque, and thereby prevent the rotation of the shaft relative to the housing unit.

US 20160145849A1 – A decking system and method comprising a set of components that may be used for constructing and repairing structures, particularly the connection between fascia boards. The components may be shaped such that they fit together to form a connection between fascia boards at any angle while providing protective cover from the elements and a polished look. The components may be composed of a variety of materials and may be extruded. A decorative pattern, engraving, or embossing, or any of the above may be applied to the components as desired.

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US 2019-0078647A1 – A cable railing system is provided that includes cables connected to two or more supporting structures secured to a surface, for example vertical railing posts on a dock.

US D862,214 – The ornamental design for a toothed ball bungee, as shown and described.

US 2019-0344229 A1 – A system method for mud mixing using a container to hold a joint compound and the water. The container having a lid to keep the container shut and preventing the liquids from escaping wherein the container may then be shaken by the user to mix the joint compound with the water.

Environmental

US 20170202207A1 – The present invention features an elegantly-mounted pinwheel comprising alternating holographic red and silver non-metallic tape-like material. The pinwheel uses connector bolts and hexagonal coupling nuts to be mounted or positioned directly onto various components of a power pole or utility pole system such as bushings, fuse cutouts, regulators, reclosures, lightning arresters, or underground primary dips. The invention will deter animals such as birds and squirrels from scaling or landing on the power pole or utility pole system when the invention is properly mounted. The invention takes advantage of the alternating colors of the pinwheel to scare the animals. The present invention requires no housing, rotors, drums, or support plates. The invention does not rely on sound, and it requires no electricity or motor. The stainless steel hex standoff coupling nut comes preferably in 3/8” and can be ordered in different sizes to accommodate the device.

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Financial Services

Food

US 20170213184A1 – A food inventory system, including a portable device which may include a bar code scanner and camera to add and remove inventory items to and from the inventory. The scanner may be mounted on an inventory storage container to facilitate inventory control from one or more domestic storage devices, including refrigerators, freezers, and pantries. The inventory system may display a table listing the inventory items along with variable details. Based on the food inventory list, the inventory system may suggest recipes, display the ingredients in stock for suggested recipes, and create a shopping list of the ingredients not in stock for a desired recipe. The portable device may be configured with wireless capability, connection to the internet, phones, tablets, laptops, and personal computer.

US D790356 – The ornamental design for a letter shaped liquor bottle, as shown and described.

US D739258 – The ornamental design for letter-shaped liquor bottle, as shown and described.

US D739257 – The ornamental design for letter shaped liquor bottle, as shown and described.

US 2019-0269103 A1 – Embodiments for a poultry food device are provided. The device includes at least one baffle having an outer hood cover, an inner hood cover, and on outer shield. In some embodiments, the device is capable of connecting to a bucket, allowing poultry to access feed through the device.

US – D859,995 S – The ornamental design for letter-shaped liquor bottle, as shown and described.

Gaming

US 2019-0070466A1 – An instructional training soccer ball with color-coded contact zones provided as a tutorial training guide of soccer ball striking skills in the development of novice and young soccer players.

US D858,669 – The ornamental design for a handle of a table tennis racket, as shown and described.

Health Technologies

US 20170239136A1 – A system for delivering harmonic frequency by direct contact for therapeutic purposes for the treatment of tissue, such as hard and soft tissue, muscles, nerves, and scar tissue. The apparatus uses a sound infusion table and optionally smaller pads with a sound amplifier to flexibly treat the whole body or a specific site in a non-invasive manner. The system, delivers harmonic frequency to the body or a specific location through direct contact with the body or specific locations, such as joints, feet, lungs, and thighs.

US 007963654B2 – The invention relates to a subjective refractor for determining refractive error of the eye comprising an optical system for presenting at least two targets to the eye, the difference of focus between the targets greater than the predicted depth of focus of the eye; –means for indicating target preference from the presented targets; and means for determining refractive error of the eye on the basis of target preference.

US 20170072255A1 – To allow the use of a stationary bicycle comfortably with one foot through the use of a foundation, expandable in the horizontal direction, and connected to a joint that is expandable in the vertical direction. A footrest attached to the expandable joint allows the user to place the resting foot at a comfortable level. In use the foundation is expanded so the apparatus can be attached to the stationary bicycle, the apparatus is attached to the side of the stationary bicycle with the unused pedal, the joint expanded to a level comfortable to the user, and the user then gets on the bicycle, rests the unused foot on the platform and pedals as normal with one foot.

US 2015-0328858A1 – A composite structure includes a first composite section including a fiber reinforcement and a composite matrix, a second composite section including the fiber reinforcement and the composite matrix, and a flexible section interposed between the first composite section and the second composite section.

US 2019-0038549A1 – A method for anesthetizing a patient under going a cosmetic surgical procedure comprising; providing an antibiotic medication at least from about 12 hours to about 24 hours prior to the cosmetic surgical procedure; providing a first dosage of oxycodone and a first dosage of promethazine to be taken by the patient prior to arrival at a surgical facility where the cosmetic procedure is to occur; and providing a dosage of lorazepam, a dosage of zolpidem, and a dosage of hydroxyzine just prior to the cosmetic surgical procedure, wherein the zolpidem comprises a dosage of AMBIEN.

US 2019-0015697A1 – Embodiments for a multi-functional exercise system with variable resistance are provided. 

US 2019-0232295 A1 – The present invention relates to an apparatus for substantially horizontally oscillating one or more multi-well plates containing a liquid, a solid, or a mixture thereof that operates to thoroughly disrupt solid substances in multi-well plates.

US 2019-0133886 A1 – A system for dispensing medication compromises: a plurality of compartments to contain medication for a patient, wherein the compartments are configured to dispense pre-determined doses of medication of the patient; biometric sensors configured to measure biological characteristics of the patient; a display configured to display medication-related information; and a processor.

US 2019-0343715 A1 – A personal therapy device, directed generally to an elongated sexual stimulation device for female use having advanced shape motion control and shape transformation.

US 2019-0351282 A1 – A workout for placement onto a workout apparatus is provided. The workout mat includes a body having a first side and a second side, the second side of the body being positioned opposite to the first side and a top portion connected adjacently to the body.

Information Technology

US 20170249685A1 – A cloud computing system and method for communicating product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard is disclosed. The system may include a server system with a processor system, a communications interface, a communications system, an input system and an output system, the server system having access to a communications network, a memory system with an operating system, a communications module, a web browser module, a web server application which communicates product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard using non-transitory storage media and a website with a plurality of web pages to track and communicate product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard.

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US 2019-0270044 A1 – Embodiments are provided for an information-equipped filter, method of making said filter, and method of determining when an information-equipped filter is clean.

Material Science

US 2019-0203524 A1 – A garage door magnetic overlay system comprised of a plurality of magnetic overlay sections for attaching to a front surface of an existing garage door to renovate and change the appearance of the existing garage door.

Medical Device

US 20170239136A1 – A system for delivering harmonic frequency by direct contact for therapeutic purposes for the treatment of tissue, such as hard and soft tissue, muscles, nerves, and scar tissue. The apparatus uses a sound infusion table and optionally smaller pads with a sound amplifier to flexibly treat the whole body or a specific site in a non-invasive manner. The system, delivers harmonic frequency to the body or a specific location through direct contact with the body or specific locations, such as joints, feet, lungs, and thighs.

US 9695392B2 – An apparatus for substantially horizontally oscillating one or more vessels containing a liquid, a solid, or a mixture thereof that operates to thoroughly disrupt and mix solid and liquid substances in vessels, like test tubes. The apparatus provides superior mixing through oscillation of the vessels both horizontal and vertical directions through the use of one or more springs and rotating mechanical components. The apparatus includes a circular rotating ring having a toothed circumference that rotates horizontally, at least one vessel support having a compartment configured to hold the one or more vessel vessels and a spring attached to the housing and in constant contact with each of the one or more vessel supports.

US 20170235897A1 – The present invention facilitates the remote-participation of a medical device manufacturing company representative in a medical procedure, whereby the device representative coordinates the surgery through audio-visual technology and electronic identifier devices. Through the “Virtual Rep” System, which includes both the Virtual Rep Audio Visual Communication System and the Virtual Rep Inventory Tracking System, the Surgical Engineer.TM. advises surgeons, prepares for surgeries, chooses and tracks implant devices, evaluates and reports on device implantation, calibration and performance, evaluates surgeries and staff, prepares for and concludes procedures, trains medical staff members, performs billing functions, performs legal compliance functions, performs inventory restocking functions, and performs facility and staff scheduling and other clerical functions remotely through the Virtual Rep system.

US 9436802B2 – This disclosure relates generally to contaminable medical products. In particular, this disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, and methods for preventing contaminated use of medical products that become contaminated upon being used for an intended purpose that requires the operation of a medical treatment apparatus, medical treatment system, or both. A medical product may have a unique identity and a permissive operation session, that is associated with the unique identity, may be created to allow a use of the medical device when uncontaminated, while preventing the use of the medical product after it has been presumably contaminated during the permissive operation session.

US 007963654B2 – The invention relates to a subjective refractor for determining refractive error of the eye comprising an optical system for presenting at least two targets to the eye, the difference of focus between the targets greater than the predicted depth of focus of the eye; –means for indicating target preference from the presented targets; and means for determining refractive error of the eye on the basis of target preference.

This device is a Portable Retractable Reeling Device for Medical Line Management, also known as Oxyleash. Oxyleash is an easy to use, retractable reeling device for medical line management. Oxyleash is compact and as a feature enabling it to be worn on the user’s hip. This aids in convenience and the mobility of the patient. Overall, this device ultimately increases safety and autonomy for patients that require a medical oxygen line.

US 10,624,840 B2 –  A method for anesthetizing a patient undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure comprising: providing an antibiotic medication at least from about 12 hours to about 24 hours prior to the cosmetic surgical procedure.

Physical Science

US 9695392B2 – An apparatus for substantially horizontally oscillating one or more vessels containing a liquid, a solid, or a mixture thereof that operates to thoroughly disrupt and mix solid and liquid substances in vessels, like test tubes. The apparatus provides superior mixing through oscillation of the vessels both horizontal and vertical directions through the use of one or more springs and rotating mechanical components. The apparatus includes a circular rotating ring having a toothed circumference that rotates horizontally, at least one vessel support having a compartment configured to hold the one or more vessel vessels and a spring attached to the housing and in constant contact with each of the one or more vessel supports.

US 9436802B2 – This disclosure relates generally to contaminable medical products. In particular, this disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, and methods for preventing contaminated use of medical products that become contaminated upon being used for an intended purpose that requires the operation of a medical treatment apparatus, medical treatment system, or both. A medical product may have a unique identity and a permissive operation session, that is associated with the unique identity, may be created to allow a use of the medical device when uncontaminated, while preventing the use of the medical product after it has been presumably contaminated during the permissive operation session.

US 20170216695A1 – The present invention is a method for measuring and performing a throwing technique. The method of performing the technique includes the steps of: running toward a location with a ball in the non-throwing hand, crossing the location and transferring the ball to the throwing hand, and throwing the ball to a destination. The method of measuring the technique includes the steps of: beginning time measurement at the moment a thrower crosses a location, stopping time measurement at the moment a ball reaches a destination, and factoring potential environmental elements into the measured time to determine a running throw value.

Security Patent

US 20170256111A1 – A system for controlling key access using a phone and internet-connected key box device. The key box device hangs or mounts on a fixture and controls key access to visitors. Visitors may unlock a chamber in a key device for key access by calling the phone number on the key box device display and passing an authentication process during a scheduled time. The key box device owner may monitor and remotely control access to the key box and its key chamber via a software application on cloud computing services that interfaces with operations programmed into a circuit board in the key box device.

US 20170291445A1 – An apparatus and method for the organization of keys using sheets of thin, durable material that have storage pockets for keys and labels with key identification information. The key organization apparatus organizes keys in one physical place by labeling pockets for keys and is easily transportable and stored. The key organization apparatus greatly eases the transition of transferring a set of keys from one person to another, such as a buyer and seller of a house or business.

US 20160265875A1 – The present invention is a concealable holster for a handgun which encircles the mid-torso of the wearer, for the purpose of supporting and stabilizing a handgun, while the wearer is engaged in vigorous physical activities such as running, thereby reducing movement of the firearm independent of the wearer’s body allowing the wearer to focus on the activity without the distraction of the independent movement of the handgun. The handgun within an encasement with a clip attachment is inserted onto the belt; a pad is attached to the interior side of the belt and positioned behind the firearm encasement. The unattached top and bottom portions of the belt’s plane and pad’s plane, which are aligned, create a sleeve which precludes movement of the firearm independent of the wearer’s body.

US 009171147B2 – Password security is a matter of great importance for most individuals, companies, organizations, government agencies, and any groups or entities that deal with sensitive data (hereafter referred to as “password users” or “users”). Passwords that are weak are easily cracked using any of several known techniques. When passwords are cracked sensitive information is often compromised. Thus, users typically seek to increase password strength.. This process and system allows for a password owner to set one password, and use it for life. Using a combination of colors, sizes, fonts, letter position, and etcetera, a password owner is given the ability to customize and encrypt the letter that make up his/her password in nearly 50 different ways.

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US 10,616,392 B2 – A danger detection system is provided. The system includes a user computing device programmed to receive from a microphone of the computing device a signal indicating a gunshot-like sound and automatically determine if the gun-shot-like sound is a gunshot. 

Social Networking

US 20160234147A1 – A system and method for filtering improper content. A communication is received from transmission from a first device. The communication is reviewed to determine whether the communication includes the improper content. The communication is filtered in response to determining the communication includes the improper content.

US 2019-0132631 A1 –  A system and method of broadcasting images in a communications network. Methods according to the invention include providing image content from at least on mobile content provider, coupling the image content from the mobile content provider to a network, presenting the image content from the mobile content provider for selection, and selecting the image content from the mobile content provider.

US 2019-0347743 A1 – A system and method for social network ordering, the computer-implemented method providing a way for users to purchase goods or services for themselves or another user at various establishments that the users have “checked in” into as well as to send funds that may be used in social network ordering application.

Software

US 20170249685A1 – A cloud computing system and method for communicating product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard is disclosed. The system may include a server system with a processor system, a communications interface, a communications system, an input system and an output system, the server system having access to a communications network, a memory system with an operating system, a communications module, a web browser module, a web server application which communicates product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard using non-transitory storage media and a website with a plurality of web pages to track and communicate product and source information with retail customers with a sustainability standard.

US 20170256111A1 – A system for controlling key access using a phone and internet-connected key box device. The key box device hangs or mounts on a fixture and controls key access to visitors. Visitors may unlock a chamber in a key device for key access by calling the phone number on the key box device display and passing an authentication process during a scheduled time. The key box device owner may monitor and remotely control access to the key box and its key chamber via a software application on cloud computing services that interfaces with operations programmed into a circuit board in the key box device.

US 20160234147A1 – A system and method for filtering improper content. A communication is received from transmission from a first device. The communication is reviewed to determine whether the communication includes the improper content. The communication is filtered in response to determining the communication includes the improper content.

US 20170004571A1 – Techniques are described facilitating transactions involving items or services or information about the items or services (“ISI”) and users. Sometimes, an automated ISI Transaction System coordinates ISI transactions by matching users with ISI with users demanding that ISI. The types of ISI involved may vary, but may include ISI such as clothing, furniture, electronics, books, tickets, video games, computer software, etc. The operation of the ISI system may be enhanced in various ways, including by selecting appropriate users to receive opportunities to sell or supply ISI available from those users, such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI, and by notifying the selected users of those opportunities. The operation of the ISI system may also be enhanced by selecting appropriate users to receive available opportunities to buy or demand ISI such as in a manner to balance supply and demand for ISI.

US 20160073614A1 – A method of diagnosing lameness in quadrupeds utilizing computer vision and a computerized depth perception system to scan quadrupeds, such as sport horses, over time. The method enables a detailed analysis of the quadruped’s movement, and changes thereof over time without the need for attaching sensors to the body of the horse, or requiring force plates or expensive high speed cameras. A processing system receives the input of this movement data and utilizes it to make a determination of severity of lameness signals of the animal. The system is inexpensive enough that non-specialists, such as non-veterinary trained quadruped owners, may install the system at an appropriate location such as a horse barn enabling identification of lameness early, to aid in objectively analyzing rehabilitation from injury, and relating changes in gait to performance changes.

US 20170213184A1 – A food inventory system, including a portable device which may include a bar code scanner and camera to add and remove inventory items to and from the inventory. The scanner may be mounted on an inventory storage container to facilitate inventory control from one or more domestic storage devices, including refrigerators, freezers, and pantries. The inventory system may display a table listing the inventory items along with variable details. Based on the food inventory list, the inventory system may suggest recipes, display the ingredients in stock for suggested recipes, and create a shopping list of the ingredients not in stock for a desired recipe. The portable device may be configured with wireless capability, connection to the internet, phones, tablets, laptops, and personal computer.

US 009171147B2 – Password security is a matter of great importance for most individuals, companies, organizations, government agencies, and any groups or entities that deal with sensitive data (hereafter referred to as “password users” or “users”). Passwords that are weak are easily cracked using any of several known techniques. When passwords are cracked sensitive information is often compromised. Thus, users typically seek to increase password strength.. This process and system allows for a password owner to set one password, and use it for life. Using a combination of colors, sizes, fonts, letter position, and etcetera, a password owner is given the ability to customize and encrypt the letter that make up his/her password in nearly 50 different ways.

US 20070244866A1 – Provided is a system and method for context based searching. A participating website may be provided with an interface which allows users to perform searches by indicating keywords to be searched. A search services provider performs a search based on the keywords as well as the context of the participating website. In a further development, the context of the participating website may be determined by deriving one or more context words from the text of the participating website. In a second aspect, a system and method are provided which allow a user to move results in a list of results provided in response to search request. These actions of the user are recorded and saved. The rankings of subsequent searches are based on these recorded actions.

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US 2019-0230387 A1 – A method of providing curated video may include tagging each of a plurality of video segments with at least one metadata tag, defining a curating rubric to be applied to a baseline sequence of video segments, the curating rubric comprising a target descriptor and a replacement descriptor associated with the target descriptor, selecting a target descriptor having at least one metadata tag matching the target descriptor of the curating rubric, the target segment being selected from among the baseline sequence, identifying a potential replacement segment by referring to one of the at least one metadata tags of the target segment within the baseline sequence to form a curated sequence of video segments, and encoding the curated sequence of video segments, and encoding the curated sequence in preparation for streaming to a viewer.

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