Susan McBride, Stephen Mitchell: Virtual world electronic game. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, Intellectual Property Law Offices of Joel Voelzke APC, June 13, 2017: US09675881

An electronic game for playing on a portable handheld game unit and on-line includes a dynamic animated virtual character that can be customized and updated both visually and functionally through game play and that can translate from a two dimensional visual presentation on a game unit to a higher o ...


Anurag Bhardwaj, Wei Di, Muhammad Raffay Hamid, Robinson Piramuthu, Neelakantan Sundaresan: Item recommendations using image feature data. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 28, 2017: US09607248

An apparatus and method to facilitate finding recommendations for a query image are disclosed herein. A color histogram is determined corresponding to the query image. Determining at least one of a visual pattern included in the query image, a dominant color of the query image, or an orientation his ...

Marcello Raymond Pizano: Shoe display/storage device. Jill A Jocobson, June 13, 2017: US09675187

A rotatable device for displaying and storing shoes or other items of interest is provided. The device includes a base, a vertical column, and a housing that is attached to the column, with openings for suspension of shoes or other items on the outside of the housing. Alternatively, the display devi ...

Gregory Scot Miracle, Bruce Prentiss Murch, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Charles Allen Pettigrew Jr, Justin Angelo Caserta, Casey Patrick Kelly: Detergent compositions containing pyridinol-N-oxide compositions. The Procter & Gamble Company, Gregory S Darley Emerson, Leonard W Leiws, Steven W Miller, January 24, 2017: US09550964

This disclosure relates to detergent compositions containing pyridinol-N-oxide compounds and being substantially free of bleach. Methods for treating a stained fabric using such detergent compositions are also disclosed.

Karl Christian Weller: Closure system for articles. Zipp It, Collard & Roe P C, February 28, 2017: US09578933

A closure system for an article has a zipper, a slider, as well as a zipper pull tab, in which, in the closed position of the zipper, the zipper pull tab is passed, at least in part, through a closure piece configured or disposed on the article. The slider is held positioned on the article in this c ...

Brian Mark Shuster: Animation control method for multiple participants. Sherrie Flynn, Coleman & Horowitt, February 14, 2017: US09569876

A computer system is used to host a virtual reality universe process in which multiple avatars are independently controlled in response to client input. The host provides coordinated motion information for defining coordinated movement between designated portions of multiple avatars, and an applicat ...

Maria Nakamura: Wearable assembly with interchangeable decorative items. The Concept Law Group P A, Scott D Smiley, Yongae Jun, March 28, 2017: US09603439

A wearable assembly is disclosed including a decorative ornament having a coupling surface substantially opposite a decorative surface thereof; and a coupling member coupled to the coupling surface. The coupling member is adapted to selectively, removeably couple to a wearable item such that the dec ...

Gary L McQuilkin, Gregory L Engelke: Spectral imaging system for remote and noninvasive detection of target substances using spectral filter arrays and image capture arrays. Kagan Binder PLLC, January 24, 2017: US09551616

An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to ...

Tatsuya Ooka: Information processing apparatus and method for outputting a guiding operation to a user. Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, February 14, 2017: US09569057

An information processing apparatus that determines a direction to browsed next as a guiding direction with a location of content displayed by a display of the information processing apparatus as a reference location; determines a perceptual strength of each of a plurality of active elements dispose ...

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