Patents Examined by A. A. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10893734
    Abstract: A cut resistant and highly translucent tote utilizes a multilayer knitted metal fabric having a knitted metal outside layer and a knitted metal inside layer. These two knitted layers may be independent in a portion of the tote, such as in a clear-view portion of the tote, configured to allow clear visibility of items retained in the tote. The independent layers of knitted fabric are highly cut resistant, as they can flex in multiple direction and also move and slide with respect to each other. The tote may have a gusseted base with a base-side sleeve extending at the intersection of the base and sides to allow the tote to be free standing. An opening in the top of the tote may have a closure feature, such as hook-and-loop fastener material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Armored Outdoor Gear Inc.
    Inventors: James Martin Bell, Thomas Anthony Monroe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10895348
    Abstract: A pressure vessel mounting structure (10) includes a plurality of bands (11) made of a composite material cured about the exterior surface (35) of the pressure vessel (30) to form an integral part of the vessel. The bands (11) may be spaced apart from one another to form a crisscrossing helical grid pattern with opposing ends (21) of the bands extending past a respective end (31) of the pressure vessel (30) and toward a longitudinal centreline (33) of the pressure vessel (30) to form a skirt (17). The skirt (17) provides mounting mounts (15) as well as a vertical standing mount for the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CLEANNG, LLC
    Inventor: R. Matt Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10888045
    Abstract: An autonomous garden weeding robot includes a chassis, a motorized cutting subsystem, and a drive subsystem for maneuvering the chassis. A weed sensor subsystem is located on the chassis at a first elevation from the ground and a crop/obstacle sensor subsystem is located on the chassis at a second, higher elevation from the ground. The drive subsystem is controlled to maneuver the chassis about a garden. Upon detection of a weed, the motorized cutting subsystem is energized to cut the weed. The motorized cutting subsystem is de-energized after the chassis has moved a predetermined distance and/or after a predetermined period of time. Upon detection of a crop or obstacle, the drive subsystem is controlled to maneuver the chassis away from the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Franklin Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rory MacKean, Joseph L. Jones, James T. Francis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10888424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic mitral valve device for implanting at the native mitral valve region of a heart. The prosthetic mitral valve coaptation enhancement device comprises a main body consisting of a stentframe and a valve element attached thereto, wherein the main body has a sealing section and a valve-bearing section, the valve-bearing section; the shape of the sealing section of the main body, in the compressed state, has a form that is adapted to the coaptation zone of the native mitral valve during systole, and the sealing section of the main body, the radial rigidity of the stentframe is lower than the radial rigidity of the valve-bearing section; the prosthetic mitral valve coaptation enhancement device further comprises at least one anchoring element, which anchoring element is coupled to the main body and is capable to anchor the main body within the native mitral valve region of a heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIRA AG
    Inventors: Maximilian Kuetting, Emilia Kawa, Marcos Centola
  • Patent number: 10887440
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a radio-wave based sensor module, and a control processor configured to transmit data sensed by the radio-wave based sensor module to a mobile terminal. A holder is configured to hold the mobile terminal and to comprise the radio-wave based sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Young Jung, Minchul Seo, Dong Seok Cho, Jonghee Han
  • Patent number: 10882424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for actively isolating a payload from a disturbance. In one example, a seat system for a vehicle includes a seat, a support structure that allows the seat to move about an axis of a pivot, a first sensor positioned to detect movement of the vehicle, a second sensor positioned to detect lateral acceleration of the pivot, an actuator configured to move the seat, and a controller configured to receive a first signal from the first sensor and a second signal from the second sensor, generate a command signal based at least on the first and the second signal to instruct the actuator to position the seat at a desired command angle, wherein the controller is configured to correct the command signal for lateral accelerations caused by steering the vehicle, and provide a force command to the actuator to move the seat at the desired command angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ClearMotion Acquisition I LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Knox, Travis Lee Hein
  • Patent number: 10881228
    Abstract: A drinking cup having a receptacle with an open end and a lid assembly configured for releasable engagement with the receptacle over the open end. A lid assembly wall has an inner surface and an inner ring extending radially inward therefrom. The inner ring defines a plurality of fluid passages. A seal assembly is configured to be retained by the inner ring, with the seal assembly being resiliently deformable between a sealed configuration and an unsealed configuration. In the sealed configuration, the upper lip sealingly engages the inner surface and fluid is prevented from flowing through a lid assembly volume defined between the lid assembly and the seal assembly. In the open configuration fluid is permitted to flow from the receptacle, through the plurality of fluid passages, and between a gap defined by a portion of the seal lip and a corresponding portion of the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Charles Miller, Xiangwen Zhang, Mark Reed, Douglas Hanneken
  • Patent number: 10882662
    Abstract: A foldable liquid container includes a foldable supporting frame, a foldable container body arranged on the foldable supporting frame, and a switch device arranged on the foldable supporting frame to be operated to transform the foldable supporting frame between an unfolded mode and a folded mode in a single puling operation. The foldable container body is able to be folded with the folding of the foldable supporting frame. The foldable supporting frame is supported and secured in the unfolded mode by means of the switch device, wherein the switch device can be operated to release the engagement of the foldable supporting frame while transforming from the unfolded mode to the folded mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Mengmeng Mu
  • Patent number: 10874430
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for inserting prosthesis implants into surgically-created implant pockets in a subject and for preventing capsular contracture resulting from surgical insertion of prosthesis implants. The apparatus includes a base having an upper surface and a lower surface and having an aperture formed therein which extends through the upper surface and the lower surface of the base. The apparatus also includes a tubular member that is coupled to the base. The inner bore of the tubular member is operable to receive the implant and has a substantially uniform cross-sectional width over the predetermined length. The apparatus is capable of shielding the implant from microbial contamination, including contamination by the endogenous flora of the subject, during insertion of the implant into the surgically-created implant pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen David Bresnick
  • Patent number: 10875681
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a base portion defined by a base sidewall secured to a base bottom wall and having an open top. The base bottom wall has a base pad attached thereto. An upper portion is defined by an upper sidewall surrounding an internal cavity. The upper portion has a cylindrical body section with a generally constant body diameter between a lower section and a neck section. The lower section is narrower than the body section and ends in a lower opening. The neck section is narrower than the body section and ends in a neck opening. The neck section includes a tapered portion and a straight portion. The lower section can be inserted into the open top of the base portion and threadably and removably engage the base sidewall. A removable cap includes a cap sidewall. The cap sidewall can threadably and removably engage the neck section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10869814
    Abstract: A nipple for use with an infant drinking cup is disclosed herein. The nipple comprises a domed portion having a central region and an inner surface, a teat portion radially offset from the central region, and a radially-outer wall. The radially-outer wall is joined to the domed portion at a joining location and comprises an inner fluid-flow surface, defining a fluid flow direction. A region of the inner surface of the domed portion at the joining location is substantially parallel to said fluid flow direction, or the inner fluid-flow surface of the teat portion extends radially outwardly, away from said region of the inner surface of the domed portion at the joining location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Maybom (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Cudworth
  • Patent number: 10869432
    Abstract: Some example embodiments may provide a capability for intelligent control or management of a number of assets in connection with yard maintenance with the assistance or inclusion of a management unit having distributed properties. Thus, for example, sensor equipment and task performance equipment operation may be coordinated between local management and remote management entities for efficient monitoring and maintaining of lawn wellness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Tomas Wykman, Fredrik Edholm, Eric Lennings, Pär Christensson, Stefan Grufman, Björn Mannefred, Patrik Jägenstedt, Magnus Öhrlund, Olle Markusson
  • Patent number: 10865013
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a base with a cylindrical base sidewall secured to a base bottom wall and an open top. The base sidewall includes at least one thread disposed thereon. The base bottom wall has a substantially planar bottom surface. A body section has a cylindrical body wall and a bottom opening. A shoulder section has a cylindrical shoulder wall including a taper. The shoulder section is disposed between the neck section and the body section. The body section can threadably and removably engage the base sidewall of the base. A removable cap includes a cap sidewall surrounding a cap cavity. A top wall is disposed above a cap opening, and the cap cavity extends between the top wall and the cap opening. The cap sidewall can threadably and removably engage the neck section and includes a knob and an extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10866778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cross device display synchronization using state data. A second identifier uniquely identifying a second device that is represented on a second display of a second device is obtained at a first device with a first display and a first identifier uniquely identifying the first device. An association is created between the first identifier and the second identifier at a real-time database. User interface (UI) state data defining a first UI state of a UI presented on the first display is submitted from the first device to the real-time database via a first network thereby creating replica UI state data on the real-time database. The real-time database pushes the UI state data to the second device via a second network based on the association between the first identifier and the second identifier thereby causing the second device to synchronize a corresponding UI presented on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean Mouyade, Sofiane Nait Ouslimane, Guillaume Veyre, Cyril Colombel
  • Patent number: 10857069
    Abstract: A medicine cup, preferably stackable, disposable, of frustoconical configuration and optionally biodegradable. The medicine cup includes a cup member for the medicine and an infection control tab coupled to the cup member. The tab is preferably coplanar with and integrally mounted to the sidewall of the cup member and has a textured frictional surface. The infection control tab is for holding the cup by the health care provider, the tab minimizing the possibility of contamination of the cup and patient through the health care provider's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Dennis Christopher Riordan
  • Patent number: 10856973
    Abstract: A replacement heart valve implant may include a braided anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration formed from a plurality of filaments, a circumferential seal member disposed about a distal portion of the anchor member and including a reinforcing band disposed at a distal end thereof, and a plurality of valve leaflets connected to the anchor member. The reinforcing band is secured to the anchor member adjacent a distal end of the anchor member by a plurality of lashings each attached to two individual filaments. The plurality of filaments defines a body section, a proximal crown section, and a distal crown section, wherein the proximal crown section includes a first plurality of end loops and a second plurality of end loops, wherein a proximalmost extent of the first plurality of end loops and the second plurality of end loops varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. H. Backus, Ali Salahieh, Cornelius M. Crowley
  • Patent number: 10861386
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a pixel, a data line, a first scan line, a second scan line, and a scan driver. The pixel includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a third transistor. A source of the first transistor is electrically connected to a drain of the third transistor. A source of the second transistor is configured to receive an initialization voltage. The data line is electrically connected to a source of the third transistor and may transmit a data voltage higher than the initialization voltage. The first scan line is electrically connected to a gate of the third transistor. The second scan line is electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor. The scan driver may provide an initializing scan signal to the second scan line at least two horizontal periods before providing an initial scan signal to the first scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jong Won Park, Won Kyu Kwak, Seung Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10858182
    Abstract: An automatic locking trashcan system including: a trashcan assembly having a trashcan-body having an inner volume; and an outer-surface; a trashcan-lid; and an automatic-locking-assembly; wherein the trashcan assembly includes the trashcan-body, the trashcan-lid and the automatic-locking-assembly in functional combination such that when the trashcan-body is not normal to a ground surface the automatic-locking-assembly secures the trashcan-lid to the trashcan-body such that trashcan-contents are not able to leave the inner volume. Structurally speaking, the trashcan-body is defined by the inner volume and the outer-surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Moffatt
  • Patent number: 10857922
    Abstract: A mechanism for holding at least one article in an enclosure having a sliding cover. The mechanism includes a first track, a second track, and a third track configured on a wall of the enclosure. The third track is configured to hold the articles in a holding position. The mechanism further includes a track changing mechanism and a supporting link. The track changing mechanism connects the first track to the second track and to the third track. The supporting link supports and prevents the lateral movement of the article from the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Hridaynath Patil
  • Patent number: 10863374
    Abstract: A system and method for mobility in a wireless network are presented. A user equipment with a processor configured to inform a network component of a closed subscriber group (CSG) capability of the UE. The processor informs the network component during capability exchange signaling. The processor informs the network component whether the UE is capable of detecting a CSG cell and whether the UE is a member of at least one CSG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, David Philip Hole, Jeffrey William Wirtanen, Johanna Lisa Dwyer, Young Ae Kim