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02/04/16
20160035556 
 Ion funnel for efficient transmission of low mass-to-charge ratio ions with reduced gas flow at the exit patent thumbnailnew patent Ion funnel for efficient transmission of low mass-to-charge ratio ions with reduced gas flow at the exit
A sample inlet device and methods for use of the sample inlet device are described that include an ion funnel having a plurality of electrodes with apertures arranged about an axis extending from an inlet of the ion funnel to an outlet of the ion funnel, the ion funnel including a plurality of spacer elements disposed coaxially with the plurality of electrodes, each of the plurality of spacer elements being positioned between one or two adjacent electrodes, each of the plurality of spacer elements having an aperture with a diameter that is greater than a diameter of each adjacent electrode. The ion funnel is configured to pass an ion sample through the apertures of the electrodes and the spacer elements to additional portions of a detection system, such as to a mass analyzer system and detector..
Smiths Detection Inc.


02/04/16
20160031658 
 Proppant discharge and storage system patent thumbnailnew patent Proppant discharge and storage system
Embodiments of methods and systems of transferring proppant for fracking, to reduce risk of production and release of silica dust at a well site are provided. An embodiment of a method can include positioning a plurality of containers each having proppant for fracking contained therein onto a conveyor at a well site, downwardly discharging proppant from each respective container of the plurality of containers, funneling proppant from the one or more outlets of each of the plurality of containers through a plurality of conveyor hoppers, receiving proppant onto the conveyor belt, conveying proppant on the conveyor to a chute, and depositing the proppant into the chute for use in a blender or other location at the well site..
Oren Technologies, Llc


02/04/16
20160031631 
 Upper discharge dispenser for food or medicine patent thumbnailnew patent Upper discharge dispenser for food or medicine
Disclosed is a very hygienic upper discharge dispenser for food or medicine, which allows a user to open a sealing lid in a one touch way and then, easily take out contents, such as food and medicine, which rise in sequence. The present invention provides an upper discharge dispenser for food or medicine comprising: a cylindrical main body of which an upper part is open and which has a fixing ridge formed on the outside of the upper part; and an upper lid which fits on the outside of the upper side of the main body and is hooked by the fixing ridge, and which has a discharge opening.

02/04/16
20160030029 
 Systems and methods for spinal surgery patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for spinal surgery
Disclosed herein are methods and devices for distracting adjacent vertebrae during surgical procedures for implanting spinal prostheses. In an exemplary embodiment, a distractor is disclosed that maintains the empty space between adjacent vertebrae following a discectomy, and that can removably mate with other surgical instruments, such as, for example, a filler bar, an implanting tool, or a funnel.
Medos International Sarl


02/04/16
20160029830 
 Brewing funnel shield and sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Brewing funnel shield and sensor
The present disclosure relates to a funnel liquid shield and sensor for use in brewing funnels of a beverage making apparatus. The liquid shield is movabley attached to the funnel.
Bunn-o-matic Corporation


02/04/16
20160029707 
 Garments for a nursing woman patent thumbnailnew patent Garments for a nursing woman
A garment for a nursing woman includes at least partially overlapping layers of material. The layers extend between lateral sides of the garment.

02/04/16
20160029661 
 Frosty swirl machine patent thumbnailnew patent Frosty swirl machine
A frosty swirl machine includes a housing, a funnel, an auger for swirling ice-cream with other additives to become a mixture, and a protective cap. The protective cap has a passage opening movably mounted at a mixture outlet of the funnel, in such a manner that the protective cap is capable of moving between a opened position and a closed position, wherein in the opened position, the protective cap is moved to align the passage opening with the mixture outlet of the funnel so as to allow the mixture to pour out of the funnel through the mixture outlet and the passage opening, wherein in the closed position, the protective cap is moved to block the mixture outlet so as to prevent the mixture from being poured out of the funnel..

01/28/16
20160023917 
 Rutile titanium dioxide nanoparticles and ordered acicular aggregates of same patent thumbnailRutile titanium dioxide nanoparticles and ordered acicular aggregates of same
Ordered acicular aggregates of elongated tio2 crystallites which resemble nano-sized flower bouquets and/or triangular funnels, and process for their preparation by thermally hydrolyzing a soluble tio2 precursor compound in aqueous solution in the presence of a morphology controlling agent selected from carboxylic acids and amino acids.. .
Cristal Inorganic Chemicals Switzerland Ltd.


01/28/16
20160023878 
 Funnel device and system patent thumbnailFunnel device and system
A funnel device and system transfers liquid materials, such as oil, into a container. The device includes a bowl having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall defining an interior space of the bowl for receiving a fluid therein.

01/28/16
20160023682 
 Structural element in the front region of a motor vehicle patent thumbnailStructural element in the front region of a motor vehicle
A structural element in the front region of a motor vehicle is arranged between an engine subframe and a bulkhead of the motor vehicle. The structural element has a deformation element which is fastened via a front fixing to the engine subframe and a rear fixing to the bulkhead.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


01/28/16
20160022498 

Ear plug for water sports


An earplug for water sports has a wing adapted for fixation of the ear plug in the outer ear of the user, and has a tube of a funnelled and tapered configuration forming an audio channel extending within the ear canal. The wing is arranged in an angled position in relation to the tube for adaption to the anatomy of the ear, and has a flexible portion for adaption to the outer ear.
Frankly Development Ab


01/28/16
20160022438 

Expandable fusion cage system


An expandable fusion cage system includes an expandable fusion cage having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a hinge portion coupling the lower portion and the upper portion at their distal ends. Positioned between the upper and lower portions is an expansion element that when moved in the proximal direction causes the cage to expand at its proximal end.
Lanx, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022293 

Medical device and method


A vessel-occluding medical device for the use in diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease in the human body includes an outer tube, an inner tube slidably housed within the outer tube, and a tubular sleeve comprising a generally u-shaped, direction reversing region, which moves along the length of the tubular sleeve, to assume radially contracted and radially expanded state as the inner and outer tubes move between the first and second positions. When the tubular sleeve is in the radially expanded state, the inner portion of the tubular sleeve has a funnel-shaped surface and a longitudinally-extending opening to permit material to pass therethrough for receipt of material into the inner tube..
Genesis Technologies Llc


01/28/16
20160022249 

Urine collection device


A urine collection device 1 comprises a collector 2 to collect urine voided by a user, first and second outlets 3, 4 to allow urine to drain from the device, the first outlet 3 being adapted for connection to a receptacle 5 for a urine sample, and the second outlet 4 comprising an overflow outlet. A diverter device 6 is provided having first and second operative states, such that in a first state the diverter device 6 allows urine to flow through the first outlet 3 to the receptacle 5 for collection of a forestream sample, and in a second state the diverter device 6 prevents flow to the first outlet 3 and allows flow to the overflow outlet, the diverter device 6 being unable to return from the second state to the first state.
Forte Medical Limited


01/28/16
20160022004 

Interchangeable hair dryer styling attachments


Disclosed is an interchangeable hair dryer styling attachment. The device includes an elongated hose having a first end and a second end.

01/21/16
20160020078 

Device for transferring ions from high to low pressure atmosphere, system and use


Tube-like device (100) for transferring ions generated by means of ion generation source (4) comprising a cylindrical middle portion (104) and an inlet portion (102) for introduction of the ions in at least one ion cloud into the cylindrical middle portion (104), wherein a flow direction of the ions is along a longitudinal axis (l) of the tube-like device (100), wherein the inlet portion (102) is formed tapering funnel-like towards the cylindrical middle portion (104).. .
Technische Universitaet Berlin


01/21/16
20160015213 

Deep fryer with automatic batter filtration


The deep fryer has a frying basin having four lateral walls and a bottom wall having at least one drain, the four lateral walls being arranged in a rectangular cross-section configuration, and the bottom wall has a funnel shape to entrain oil contained therein to the at least one drain during oil drainage; an oil line leading from a drain to an oil recirculation aperture leading back into the frying basin; a filter and a recirculation pump provided within the oil line in a manner for the pump to be operable to pump the drained oil across the filter and to the recirculation aperture. The action of the pump cooperates with the shape of the bottom wall of the frying basin to clean the bottom wall of the frying basin from batter crumbs and to entrain the batter crumbs to the filter when required..
Resfab Equipment, Inc.


01/14/16
20160011702 

Funneled touch sensor routing


A touch sensor panel. In some examples, a first touch pixel can be coupled to a first sense connection, and a second touch pixel can be coupled to a second sense connection.
Apple Inc.


01/14/16
20160010881 

Cyclone type humidifier and wet air purifier combination device using centrifugal force


Provided is a cyclone type humidifier and wet air purifier combination device using centrifugal force. The humidifier and purifier combination device includes: a main housing; a blower fan provided under a main housing; a bottom housing which is coupled to the main housing and has an air blowing port, a water level sensor, an ultrasonic vibrator and a circular fixing plate; first and second filters which are disposed in the circular fixing plate; an outer cylindrical body which is coupled to the circular fixing plate and has a discharge pipe and an air inlet; an inner cylindrical body which is coupled to the circular fixing plate and includes an air guide body having a funnel shape with an impurity discharge hole; and an air guide housing configured..
Dsc Chicago Corp


01/14/16
20160009539 

Micro dosing dispensing system


A dispensing nozzle comprises a dispensing nozzle manifold. The manifold comprises orifices.
Pepsico, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008880 

Pressure reactor for producing materials having directed porosity


The pressure reactor for producing materials having directed porosity is made in such a manner that the pressure chamber (1) has an external cooling jacket (2) and the vacuum valve (19), while inside of the pressure chamber (1), that is, preferably, made in a shape of a seamless tube, a removable, replaceable, demountable crystallizer (4) is attached to one cover (3), while to the second cover (5) the melting furnace (6) with an internal removable crucible (7) is attached and further the heater (16) in a form of a heating element encapsulated with an insulation (17) having the form of ceramic beads is provided between the inner housing of the melting furnace (6) and the crucible (7), the drain hole (8) of which is directed in the direction of the inlet filling hole (9) of the crystallizer (4), and wherein the intermediate element (10), preferably in the form of a conical funnel, is fastened between the melting furnace (5) and the crystallizer (4), wherein the pressure chamber (1) is mounted in a supporting frame (11) in a manner allowing its rotation around its transverse axis passing through its centre of the symmetry. The crystallizer (4) is constructed in such a way that its base (12) is made of a material with a high thermal conductivity, and the side walls (13) are made of insulating material or in such a manner that the base (12) is made of an insulating material, while its side walls (13) are made of a material with high thermal conductivity, and the base (12) of the crystallizer (4) is in direct contact with the cover (3) or the additional insulating material (15) is arranged between the cover (3) and the base (12) of the crystallizer (4).
Instytut Odlewnictwa


01/14/16
20160008808 

Cell concentration devices and methods


A system and associated method for concentrating and separating components of different densities from fluid containing cells using a centrifuge includes a container defining a cavity for receiving the fluid. The container has a top, a sidewall extending from the top, and a bottom disposed opposite the top and in sealing engagement with the sidewall.
Endocellutions, Inc.


01/07/16
20160003212 

Underwater multi-turbine generator


An underwater multi-generator turbine system is provided including an inlet funnel, a plurality of generator units, and a platform. The inlet funnel includes an inlet end and a narrower outlet end.

01/07/16
20160001974 

Device and microbiology waste containment


A microbiology waste containment apparatus and method are provided to prevent toxic slide staining chemicals from being dumped down a drain during slide staining and thus entering publicly owned water treatment works. A primary containment vessel is provided having side walls and an open top area, and a funnel is provided in communication with the open top area.

01/07/16
20160000507 

Enclosed laser medical device/system


A fiber optic medical device/system is presented, comprising laser source, connectible to optical fibers and enclosed to ensure sterility and safe operation. It is a single use system enclosed and sterilized, including laser source and, optical fiber attached in a sterile tube.
Biolitec Pharma Marketing Ltd.


01/07/16
20160000055 

Minnow collecting fish trap


A trap for collecting live minnows, the live minnows having a height, the trap incorporating a transparent case having a longitudinally opening longitudinal end; a first plurality of plates; a plurality of pivoting or fixed joints adapted for interconnecting first plurality of plates and the transparent case, the joints positioning the first plurality of plates at the transparent case's longitudinal end and further positioning the first plurality of plates to form at least a first inwardly extending funnel; a battery powered electric torch; a transparent cannister adapted for interconnecting the illuminating means and the transparent case, the transparent cannister positioning the electric torch for casting light outwardly from the transparent case; and a pair of suspension brackets connected operatively to the transparent case.. .
Air Castle Ventures, Inc.


12/31/15
20150377868 

Breath analysis system


A breath analysis system that includes a handle assembly with an analysis cartridge on an upper end thereof. The handle includes a main body portion with a pressure opening and a pressure transducer therein.
Pulse Health Llc


12/31/15
20150377748 

Breath analysis system


A breath analysis system that includes a handle assembly with an analysis cartridge on an upper end thereof. The handle includes a main body portion with a pressure opening and a pressure transducer therein.
Pulse Health Llc


12/31/15
20150377184 

Integrated gas nozzle check valve and engine using same


A gas supply nozzle assembly for port injection of gaseous fuel into a cylinder of an engine includes a main body with a funnel shape that has a large area inlet for attachment to a metering valve and a small end. A centerline of the main body curves through an angle greater than zero.
Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.


12/31/15
20150376953 

Vertical-screw-auger conveyer feeder


A conical feeder is attached to a vertically conveying screw auger. The feeder is equipped with scoops and rotated from the surface to force-feed regolith the auger.

12/31/15
20150376888 

Urinal attachment for toilet


A device for use with toilets introduces urinal functionality to traditional seated toilets. By providing a urinal attachment the need to raise and lower a toilet seat is eliminated, along with many of the corresponding issues that result from different gender preferences for toilet seat positioning.

12/31/15
20150374535 

Flexible spout improvement for a disposable urinal


A urinal includes a urinal body, a urine receiving reservoir and a spout extending therefrom for receiving urine. A supplemental urinal spout is provided and comprises both an inlet portion and a retention portion, the supplemental urinal spout being attachable to the spout of the urinal to form a leak prevention seal.

12/24/15
20150371839 

Ion transport device and mass analysis device


A first ion transport unit with an ion funnel structure having high acceptance is arranged in the front half and a second ion transport unit with a q-array structure having low emittance and high gas conductance is arranged in the rear half, and an aperture electrode to which only direct current voltage is applied is provided between them. The inside diameter of the opening of the aperture electrode is made larger than the inside diameter of the opening of the ring electrode at the last stage of the first ion transport unit, and the inscribed circle diameter of the first stage electrode plate of the second ion transport unit is made larger still.
Shimadzu Corporation


12/24/15
20150371262 

Internet search engine advertisement optimization


The present invention enhances the internet search experience for buyers researching their next vehicle purchase using an internet search engine. Specifically, some embodiments allow for the optimization of online ad campaigns so that internet search results yield sponsored advertisements in particular relevance to search inquiries.
Pure Auto Llc Dba Purecars


12/24/15
20150368036 

Storage bin and use


A storage bin and a method o fuse are disclosed herein. The disclosed storage bin generally includes a top wall including a top hatch and one or more vent members; a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall and a fourth side wall extending from the top wall; and a funnel-shaped bottom portion extending from the side walls, wherein the bottom portion further includes a bottom hatch and a valve member.

12/24/15
20150367346 

Cell sorting system using microfabricated components


A mems-based cell sorter is disclosed, which uses a novel combination of features to accomplish the cell sorting using a microfabricated cell sorting valve housed in a disposable cartridge. The features include an interposer that provides fluid communication between the microfluidic passages in the silicon substrate and a plurality of fluid reservoirs in the cartridge, including a sample, sort and waste reservoir the disposable cartridge may include other features that assist in the handling of small volumes of fluids, such as a siphon region in the sort reservoir and funnel-shaped regions in the sample and waste reservoirs.
Owl Biomedical, Inc.


12/24/15
20150367250 

Solvent extraction apparatus


A solvent extraction apparatus comprises a cooler for condensing solvent vapour and a funnel provided towards its lower end. The funnel has an upper surface at which terminates a central downwards directed elongate outlet having an internal exit port formed in a side wall.
Foss Analytical A/s


12/24/15
20150366279 

Bib assembly


A bib and corresponding mounting clip are disclosed. A bib body may include one or more of an upper reinforcement member, a plurality of body reinforcement members, and a plurality of pocket reinforcement members.

12/17/15
20150360856 

Methods and systems to transfer proppant for fracking with reduced risk of production and release of silica dust at a well site


Embodiments of methods and systems of transferring proppant for fracking to reduce risk of production and release of silica dust at a well site are provided. An embodiment of a method can include positioning a plurality of containers each having proppant for fracking contained therein onto a conveyor at a well site, downwardly discharging proppant from each respective container of the plurality of containers, funneling proppant from the one or more outlets of each of the plurality of containers through a plurality of conveyor hoppers, receiving proppant onto the conveyor belt, conveying proppant on the conveyor to a chute, and depositing the proppant into the chute for use in a blender or other location at the well site..
Oren Technologies, Llc


12/17/15
20150360825 

Container with a detachable funnel


A disposable container is formed as a unitary structure, and has a flexible body that defines reservoir to store a product, a funnel detachably connected to the flexible body to introduce the product into the reservoir, and a heat-sensitive neck section detachably connecting the funnel to the flexible body. The heat-sensitive neck section defines a channel through which the product passes from the funnel into the reservoir, and may be heat-sealed at multiple locations to seal and reseal the product within the reservoir..

12/10/15
20150357174 

Ion funnel device


An ion funnel device is disclosed. A first pair of electrodes is positioned in a first direction.
Battelle Memorial Institute


12/10/15
20150354187 

Bubble faucet


A valve actuator assembly efficiently dispenses liquid soap to create bubbles. A faucet has a spout body including a valve port and seat.

12/10/15
20150353374 

Rutile titanium dioxide microspheres and ordered botryoidal shapes of same


Rutile tio2 microspheres and microparticles in a botryoidal morphology which form from ordered acicular aggregates of elongated tio2 crystallites that resemble nano-sized flower bouquets and/or triangular funnels, and process for their preparation by thermally hydrolyzing a soluble tio2 precursor compound in aqueous solution in the presence of a morphology controlling agent selected from carboxylic acids and amino acids.. .
Cristal Inorganic Chemicals Switzerland Ltd


12/10/15
20150353249 

Container system for releasably storing a substance


The present invention provides a container system for releasably storing a substance. The container system includes a vial having a sample storage chamber and a piercing member for piercing is membrane in the lid, which membrane seals a substance within a reservoir in the lid until the membrane is pierced by the piercing member.
Dna Genotek Inc.


12/10/15
20150351775 

Low radial force vascular device and occlusion


An occlusion apparatus comprises inner and outer sheaths and an expandable flexible tubular sleeve. The occlusion apparatus is advanced to a target site in the blood vessel.
Nfinium Vascular Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150351770 

Low radial force vascular device and occlusion


An occlusion apparatus comprises inner and outer sheaths and an expandable flexible tubular sleeve. The occlusion apparatus is advanced to a target site in the blood vessel.
Nfinium Vascular Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150351307 

Sand bag shovel assembly


A sand bag shovel having an elongated rod connected to a connecting member and the connecting member attached to a scoop. The scoop has a pair of sidewalls and a front wall with tapered panels that form a peak.

12/03/15
20150348099 

Predicting purchase session behavior using the shopping funnel model stages


A user activity detection engine monitors user activity during user sessions on a publication system, and detects a change in the level of the activity of the user that predicts that the user is about to execute a transaction. The change may be an increase in the level of activity.

12/03/15
20150345440 

Intake noise reduction device and straddle-type vehicle including the same


An intake noise reduction device includes an air cleaner, an intake funnel and a resonator, and is connected to an engine via a throttle body. The resonator is provided inside of the air cleaner.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


12/03/15
20150345235 

A well intervention cable bending restriction for a rigid resilient rod-shaped intervention cable


A bending restrictor for a rigid but resilient rod-shaped intervention cable includes a series of pipe sections and articulation sleeves. Each pipe section includes a straight pipe piece with a spherical sector in either end.
C6 Technologies As


12/03/15
20150344279 

Collection funnel


A funnel having a collection area disposed at one end of the funnel. A base surface of the collection area is flat.
Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.


12/03/15
20150343438 

Specimen collection apparatus


A specimen collection apparatus is provided. The specimen collection apparatus may include a container, a funnel for removable insertion in an opening of the container, a funnel cover; a removable seal, and a dispensing apparatus sealed within the funnel cover in a reagent-specific atmosphere.
Alpha Tec Systems, Inc.


12/03/15
20150343371 

Drying apparatus


A drying apparatus for use with moisture absorbing crystals that draw moisture out of ambient air includes a main reservoir having a continuous side wall defining an interior area configured to contain the moisture absorbing crystals, the main reservoir having a bottom wall defining an outlet aperture. A collection reservoir is adjacent the bottom wall of the main reservoir, the collection reservoir defining an open top in operative communication with the outlet aperture of the main reservoir.

12/03/15
20150342170 

Bug catching apparatus


An apparatus for controlling the bugs that swarm a light bulb consists of a centrifugal fan, a funnel, a light bulb, an electrical contact base, and a collection bin. The funnel is mounted adjacent the centrifugal fan and helps channel the airflow towards the centrifugal fan.

11/26/15
20150340853 

Inlet funnel for cable terminal


The present invention provides an inlet funnel (100) for cable terminal, which comprises a funnel body part (10) and a fixation part (20). The funnel body part (10) has one end with a smaller opening and the other end with a larger opening, said funnel body (10) having a gradually increasing diameter (d) from said one end with the smaller opening to said other end with the larger opening, and the funnel body (10) is suitably to be installed over an electrical cable (c).
3m Innovative Properties Company


11/26/15
20150336775 

Hoisting system and accompanying connector catch assembly


A hoisting system, including: a hoisting crane including a hoisting cable, a craft, and a connector catch assembly for interconnecting the hoisting crane and the craft or a load/cargo on the craft. The connector catch assembly includes: a connector body, and a connector catch having a funnel-shaped trap-cage, whereby one of the connector body and the connector catch is attached to the hoisting cable and the other of the connector body and the connector catch is attached to the craft or the load on the craft.
Hallcon B.v.


11/26/15
20150336419 

Mechanical pencil


Provided is a mechanical pencil which is configured so that a rotatable cam is rotationally driven with an axis of the rotatable cam relative to a holder member stabled, and smooth operation of a rotational drive mechanism is ensured. The mechanical pencil includes a rotational drive mechanism for driving rotationally a rotatable cam according to writing pressure applied to a writing lead, and transfer rotational motion of the rotatable cam to the writing lead.
Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited


11/26/15
20150336239 

Abrasive-delivery apparatuses for use with abrasive materials in abrasive-jet systems and related apparatuses, systems, and methods


Abrasive-delivery apparatuses for use in abrasive jet systems and associated apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed. An abrasive-delivery apparatus configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a first funnel segment and a second funnel segment downstream from the first funnel segment.
Omax Corporation


11/26/15
20150335276 

Device for assisting the visually impaired


A device for assisting the visually impaired to collect blood samples for a glucose testing unit is disclosed. The device includes a finger attachment unit having a shape and size that is complementary to a portion of a human finger.

11/26/15
20150335214 

Commode waste receptacle connection device


The present invention is a commode which allows a caregiver easy access to a user for cleaning after the elimination of bodily wastes. The commode includes a secondary frame and mounting collar that hold a funnel and waste receptacle in place.

11/19/15
20150334091 

Method and system for providing secure access to private networks


Improved approaches for providing secure remote access to resources maintained on private networks are disclosed. According to one aspect, predetermined elements, such as applets, can be modified to redirect all communications to and from an application server through an intermediate server.
Pulse Secure, Llc


11/19/15
20150330823 

Dry product dosage dispenser and producing same


A dry product dosage dispenser has a container with a cavity between top and bottom ends, a cap on the top end, and an internal partition extending between the top and bottom ends of the body, forming two sub-cavities within the body. The internal partition forms a diverging funnel-like structure giving each sub-cavity a wide upper opening on one end and a narrow lower opening on the opposite end to help product freely flow from one end to the other.
The Quaker Oats Company


11/19/15
20150328777 

Targets and processes for fabricating same


In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a target or mold having one or more support arms coupled to a substrate. The support arm can be used in handling or positioning a target.
Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education, On Behalf Of The University Of Nevada


11/19/15
20150327456 

Guzmania plant named 'variada'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘variada’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 50 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green colored foliage (measuring about 50 cm length and about 4.5 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are orange-red in color (closest to rhs 32a and 17a) compound inflorescence, measuring about 18 cm in height and about 20 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. .

11/19/15
20150327455 

Guzmania plant named 'sky'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘sky’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 20-25 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 25-30 cm length and about 3-3.5 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are red in color (closest to rhs 46a) singular head inflorescence, measuring about 18 cm in height and about 18 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. .

11/19/15
20150327454 

Guzmania plant named 'rostara'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘rostara’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 55 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 40-55 cm length and about 3-4.5 cm in width) superior floral bract production; primary bracts are red in color (closest to rhs 46a) compound inflorescence, measuring about 22 cm in height and about 22 cm in diameter and long lasting habit.. .

11/19/15
20150327453 

Guzmania plant named 'futura'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘futura’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 50 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 50 cm length and about 4.5 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are red in color (closest to rhs 44a), compound inflorescence, measuring about 15 cm in height and about 25 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. .

11/19/15
20150327452 

Guzmania plant named 'dance'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘dance’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 38-48 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green colored foliage (measuring about 25-40 cm length and about 2.7-3.7 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are red-purple in color (closest to rhs 61a) compound inflorescence, measuring about 12 cm in height and about 15 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. .

11/12/15
20150321892 

Funnel for a water tank


A funnel for a water tank is for adapting to a water injection portion. The water injection portion is communicated with the water tank.
Cosda Manu Facturing Company


11/05/15
20150318456 

Optical lens device


The present invention provides an optical lens device, comprising a led module and an optical lens. The structure of the optical lens is symmetrically formed with respect to a central axis, the structure comprising a funnel-like upper face, a base face and a lateral face.

11/05/15
20150316497 

Wireless subsoil tension sensor


A wireless subsoil tension meter is disclosed, including an upper housing part, a middle housing part, a lower housing part, and a sensor module. The upper, middle and lower housing parts are assembled to form a sealed space to house a sensor module and liquid.

11/05/15
20150314301 

Crusher hopper feed guide assembly


A crusher feed hopper guide assembly directs material to be crushed through a lower region of an internal chamber of a feed hopper. The feed guide includes a modular construction with individual units positioned side-by-side to define a conical funnel within the hopper chamber.
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab


11/05/15
20150314111 

Variable length catheter for treating a vessel containing thrombus


A system and method for treating a vessel is provided. A catheter system includes an inner elongated element and an outer elongated element positioned coaxially with respect to the inner elongated element.
Thermopeutix, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313766 

Absorbent article with a multi-layered topsheet


An absorbent article (100-1200) is capable of providing comfort to the wearer and can maintain dryness and inhibit the leakage of fluid. The absorbent article (100-1200) includes a multi-layered topsheet (138).
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.


10/29/15
20150307340 

Moldable funnel


A moldable funnel is provided. A plurality of through holes are evenly arranged in a hand-moldable sheet, and at least parts of the through holes are unopened at a perimeter edge of the hand-moldable sheet.
Cosda Manufacturing Company


10/29/15
20150306342 

Dry to the touch vapor hydration sleeve


A package for a hydrophilic coated catheter includes a sleeve with liquid water impermeable and water vapor impermeable walls. A liquid flow interfering element, such as a liquid water impermeable, vapor permeable membrane is provided within the sleeve.
Hollister Incorporated


10/22/15
20150300039 

Aggregate stack demolishing scaffold demolishing aggregate stack using the apparatus


There is provided an aggregate stack demolishing scaffold apparatus capable of easily demolishing even an aggregate stack with safety at low cost, and a demolishing method using the apparatus. An aggregate stack demolishing scaffold apparatus 10 to be mounted to an upper part of an aggregate stack 130 including four smoke funnels 132 arranged adjacent to each other includes: an uneven scaffold including a one plate-shaped upper scaffold portion 14 that can be placed on an upper end of each smoke funnel 132, and lower scaffold portions 18 coupled to the upper scaffold portion 14 and located in lower positions in the smoke funnels 132 with the upper scaffold portion 14 being placed on the upper ends of the smoke funnels 132; and a chain block 28 capable of suspending and supporting the uneven scaffold from and on an inner wall of each smoke funnel 132, and adjusting a suspending height.
Besterra Co., Ltd.


10/22/15
20150298029 

Disposable polymer-structured filter


The disposable polymer-structured filtering kit includes a disposable, polymer-structured filtering funnel with a stem having a distal tip. A flow discharge end is formed at the distal tip.
Chemrus Inc.


10/15/15
20150292189 

Toilet odor remover kit


A toilet odor removal system as described, wherein an extraction device with a motorized fan suctions malodors from a toilet stool through an intake device placed under a toilet seat and expels such odors through an outlet source (exterior wall or exhaust vent). The extraction device is connected to the intake device and the outlet source by means of flexible conduits.

10/15/15
20150291408 

Fuel surge arrestor


A fuel surge arrestor can include a funnel shaped to fit within a fuel fill receptacle of a craft. The funnel can have a nozzle opening for accepting a fuel fill nozzle.

10/15/15
20150291407 

Fuel surge arrestor


A fuel surge arrestor can include a funnel shaped to fit within a fuel fill receptacle of a craft. The funnel can have a nozzle opening for accepting a fuel fill nozzle.

10/15/15
20150290897 

Method and device for shaping and locking shells


Technical device for shaping. Characterized in that said machine shapes shells simply by means of a positive or negative thrust driving into what is referred to as a funnel a precut and pre-scored sheet.

10/15/15
20150290519 

Golf-driving ranges


A golf-driving range includes a target (1; 60; 90) which is spaced from bays (2) from which balls (7, 20) are driven to land on an impact surface (9; 61; 91) of the target (1; 60; 90) and roll into a partly-peripheral catcher (6; 62-64; 94) of the target (1; 60; 90). Kinetic energy of each ball (20; 80), entering the catcher (6; 62-64; 94), is dissipated by impact with a weighted flap or other energy absorber (34; 82; 99), to bring the ball (7; 80) momentarily to a halt, before dropping onto inclined gutters or guides (30, 31; 83; 98), or directly, for funnelling into a ball collector (36).

10/15/15
20150290088 

Universal nipple


A nursing nipple unit is disclosed which is readily portable by itself without being attached to a fluid supply and is adapted to be affixed to commonly sold water bottles or the like. The unit has a funnel member with a nursing orifice at one end and a flanged base at the other.

10/15/15
20150289721 

Handheld battery operated mixing and dispensing appartaus


A handheld battery operated mixing and dispensing apparatus with a controllable release valve that includes: a mixing chamber and detachable funnel that works in conjunction with a release valve to control the release and flow of mixed food ingredients. The funnel itself has threading along the spout for decorating tips.

10/15/15
20150289717 

Self-combusting ignition device


A self-combusting ignition device comprising a hollow, funnel-shaped body made of a combustible material which is devoid of charcoal, said body having (a) a relatively narrow top opening and a relatively wide bottom opening, and (b) at least one ventilation conduit adjacent said relatively wide bottom opening.. .

10/08/15
20150287798 

Device having sloped gate profile and manufacture


A semiconductor device having an open profile gate electrode, and a method of manufacture, are provided. A funnel-shaped opening is formed in a dielectric layer and a gate electrode is formed in the funnel-shaped opening, thereby providing a gate electrode having an open profile.

10/08/15
20150285667 

Method and dispensing sweetener


A sweetener dispensing system is provided herein. The system includes a support stand, and a plurality of sweetener dispensers supported by the support stand.

10/08/15
20150285040 

Redundant firing system for wellbore tools


An apparatus for detonating an explosive body associated with a downhole tool includes a plurality of firing heads, each firing head including an initiating explosive body generating a high-order input when detonated; and a funnel configured to detonate the explosive body associated with the downhole tool by using a single high-order output. The funnel has a body that includes: a plurality of input openings, each input opening positioned next to an associated initiating explosive body to receive the generated high-order input, a single output opening, and a flow path connecting the plurality of input openings with the single output opening..

10/08/15
20150284274 

Chemical feeder


The present invention relates to a chemical feeder that includes a housing having a housing chamber, a sieve plate residing within the housing chamber, and a funnel residing on an upper surface of the sieve plate. The funnel includes upper and lower openings, an interior funnel space, and at least one funnel sidewall aperture.

10/08/15
20150284194 

Apparatus for the transport and storage of proppant


An apparatus for the transport and storage of proppant has a container with a top wall, a pair of end walls and a pair of side walls. The pair of side walls extend between the pair of end walls.

10/08/15
20150284150 

Container with a removable measuring cap


A container for dispensing a liquid concentrate comprises a container body with top edge and a cap base sealed relative to the top edge. The cap base includes a wall having an inner thread, a funnel surrounding an opening, and a spout.

10/08/15
20150283563 

Device for controlling placement of nanoparticles


The present invention is generally directed to a system for controlling placement of nanoparticles, and methods of using same. In one illustrative embodiment, the device includes a substrate and a plurality of funnels in the substrate, wherein each of the funnels comprises an inlet opening and an elongated, rectangular shaped outlet opening.

10/08/15
20150282812 

Device for assisting in flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation


A surgical device and method used to assist in the surgical repair and rehabilitation of damaged and/or severed tendons. In one embodiment of the present invention, the device is comprised of a hollow member, preferably shaped as a partial funnel and/or cone, having an inner and outer surface, a flared mouth, a shaft, and an apical end.

10/08/15
20150282650 

Apparatus for disguising liquid contents in possession


A device in the form of a container is disclosed which obscures and/or misdirects another person from recognizing the device contains potable fluid. The device is generally constructed with the appearance of a cosmetics-style tube and, in the illustrated form, a sunscreen lotion tube.

10/01/15
20150279594 

Quenching chamber of a medium-voltage switch disconnector


A quenching chamber in medium-voltage switch disconnectors includes a body made of a gassing material that is of a solid shape similar to a rectangular prism. The chamber includes an arcing knife channel and an arc chamber hollowed in the body and is fitted with an arcing contact unit located in a socket.
Abb Technology Ag


10/01/15
20150275603 

Head assembly


A spear head assembly includes a spear point having a proximal end and an opposite pointed end. A sleeve has an axial passage and a first end from which the spear point extends, the spear point coupled to the sleeve wherein the spear point can pivot relative to the sleeve and move axially relative to the sleeve.
2ic Australia Pty Ltd.


10/01/15
20150274499 

Funnel for facilitating emptying of a liquid-filled container


A funnel for facilitating emptying of a liquid-filled container includes a receptacle. The receptacle is configured to support the liquid-filled container in a declined position with an opening of the container at or near a lowermost point of the container.
Ryko Solutions, Inc.


10/01/15
20150274414 

Shipping container and insert


A shipping container for transporting bulk particulate material includes an outer container and an inner container with tapered sides that taper or narrow downward towards a bottom portion of the inner container. As a vacuum removes particulate material from at the bottom portion of the inner container, material higher up in the outer container and/or inner container funnels downward towards a central region at the bottom portion of the inner container and near the mouth of the vacuum tube or hose, filling a void created by the extracted material that is drawn up the tube or hose.

10/01/15
20150273961 

Trailer tongue alignment apparatus


An alignment assembly that automatically aligns the inverted ball socket on a trailer tongue and temporarily raises the ball socket over a ball mounted on the end of the towing vehicle as the towing vehicle is being backed up. The assembly includes a tongue mount attached to the front edge of the ball socket on a trailer.

10/01/15
20150273589 

Wedge clamp with fluid port


A wedge clamp includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall opposite the front wall, and a fluid port traversing from the front wall to the rear wall. The fluid port has a front opening and a rear opening to allow cooling fluid to pass therethrough.
Kennametal Inc.


10/01/15
20150273183 

Intermittent urinary catheter assembly and an adapter assembly for an intermittent urinary catheter


An intermittent urinary catheter assembly (20) comprises a catheter tube (22) having a proximal insertion end (24) and a distal end (26) remote from the proximal insertion end and a lumen (28) which extends from at or near the proximal insertion end to the distal end for draining urine from a human bladder. The intermittent urinary catheter assembly includes a urine discharge sleeve (34) associated with the discharge opening (30) of the catheter tube, and the urine discharge sleeve has a compact stowed configuration and is extendable into a deployed configuration for directing urine flow.
Hollister Incorporated


10/01/15
20150273169 

Patient interfaces


The present invention relates to a device for delivering a supply of gases to a patient. The device includes a patient interface and connecting member.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited




Funnel topics: Spectrometer, Mass Spectrometer, Biomolecule, Semiconductor Substrate, Semiconductor, High Density, Biochemical, Tetrafluoro, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Tetrafluoroethylene

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