Patents Examined by Adam J Waggenspack
  • Patent number: 10967804
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted bicycle carrier allows a bicycle to be mounted to the carrier in a ride-ready fashion, without the need to remove one of the bicycle wheels, and permits the reversible securement of both wheels simultaneously by a simple single pivotal movement of a tire retention loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 10967807
    Abstract: A smartphone holding assembly for supporting a personal electronic device in a vehicle includes a drawer that is slidably integrated into a dashboard of a vehicle. A base is coupled to the drawer, a disk is rotatably coupled to the base and the disk is exposed when the drawer is positioned in the extended position. A stand is movably coupled to the disk. The stand is positionable in a deployed position to support a personal electronic device at a preferred angle for viewing during driving. A wireless charger is integrated into the base for charging the personal electronic device. The wireless charger is in electrical communication with a power source comprising the electrical system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Raven Hessheimer
  • Patent number: 10963009
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head-mounted display comprising: a body part including a display part for displaying an image; a fixing part, which surrounds a head part to allow the body part to be fixed to the head part and includes a front support part, a rear support part having an adjustable length, and a connecting part; a connecting frame that connects the body part to the fixing part to allow the body part to rotate and move with reference to the fixing part; and a band part, which has opposite ends fixed to the fixing part and is formed to elastically surround the head part, together with the front support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sumin Yoon, Bupsung Jung, Donghyok Shin
  • Patent number: 10962325
    Abstract: A holster for a handgun, having at least some of an at least partial cavity; a lever having a thumb button portion and an engagement portion, wherein the lever includes a locking projection extending from at least a portion of the engagement portion, wherein the lever is pivotally attached or coupled to at least a portion of the holster, approximately between the thumb button portion and the engagement portion; and a lockout element, wherein at least a portion of the lockout element is positionable to block movement of the lever to keep the lever from being pivoted to a disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Clifton L. Cook, Eric M. Yeates, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 10959507
    Abstract: A power group includes: an engine, and a shoulder support for the engine. The shoulder support includes: a support frame adapted for supporting the engine, the support frame having an L-shape and a vertical first portion and an horizontal second portion cantilevered associated with the first portion and to which the engine is connected at the top of the horizontal second portion to be supported thereon; a wearable framework connected to the support frame, and a damper element interposed between the support frame and at least one element of which the wearable framework is made up. A first element, of which the wearable framework is made up, includes a lumbar support and the damper element includes a first damper interposed between the lumbar support and the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: EMAK S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Tamagnini
  • Patent number: 10953815
    Abstract: A module and support structure assembly, in particular for mounting on the windscreen of a passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle, that includes: a module having a housing; and a support structure adapted to carry the module, the housing and support structure comprising respective first and second fixation members cooperating with each other for releasable fixing, in particular by snapping, the module to the support structure. The housing and support structure further comprise cooperating positioning members that are configured to define a receiving position for the module on the support structure, in which the module is not fixed, and to assist in a guided fashion engagement of the first and second fixation members to bring the module in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Robik Edgarian, Ravindra Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10932546
    Abstract: A body-carried device includes a receiving bag, two carrying straps, and a heat dissipation system on the backside of the receiving bag. The heat dissipation system has a pump and an airflow guide tube unit. When a user's lower back directly contacts and pushes the pump, the air in the pump is pushed into the main tube and branch tube of the airflow guide tube unit. Some of the air exits the body-carried device through the main tube while the remainder of the air enters the heat dissipation area of the receiving bag through the branch tube. When the user's lower back moves away from the pump, the pump is elastically restored in shape to draw ambient air through the airflow guide tube unit into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hung-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10925365
    Abstract: A totebag convertible into a wearable accessory for storage and transport having a flexible totebag that connects to a flexible linear outer sleeve. The flexible linear outer sleeve transitions longitudinally relative to the length of the flexible totebag between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the flexible linear outer sleeve is fully expanded and envelopes the full length of the flexible totebag such that an open end of the flexible linear outer sleeve is adjacent a top portion of the flexible totebag. In the second position, the flexible linear outer sleeve is compressed near the bottom of the flexible totebag and the flexible totebag is fully exposed. In the first position the totebag is configured as a bracelet, a headband, belt or other wearable accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Amer Jandali
  • Patent number: 10924597
    Abstract: An attachment aid for securing a mobile device to a finger of a human hand in a manner enabling a user to manipulate the position and orientation of a secured mobile device vis-à-vis the human hand between an in-use state and a non-use state includes a mobile device-retaining portion at one end and a user finger-retaining portion at an opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jose Andres Maldonado-Rueda
  • Patent number: 10915141
    Abstract: A headband adjusting device includes a mounting base including an internal ratchet, a linkage mounted on the mounting base. The linkage includes a transmission member and an elastic position limiting member configured to abut against a tooth of the internal ratchet. The headband adjusting device also includes a thumbwheel connected with the linkage and configured to cause the linkage to rotate, the thumbwheel including a disengaging member corresponding to the position limiting member. When the thumbwheel rotates in a first direction, the disengaging member abuts against the position limiting member to unlock the internal ratchet. When the thumbwheel rotates in a second direction, the position limiting member rotates while contacting the internal ratchet. The headband adjusting device further includes a transmission mechanism coupled with the transmission member. The linkage is configured to drive the transmission mechanism, which drives a headband to extend or retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shaojun Yan
  • Patent number: 10905209
    Abstract: An expendable and transportable bag is disclosed. In one embodiment, a stretchable reusable bag hidden inside a lanyard keychain is now readily available to carry goods in a moment's notice of under 5 seconds. An attachment device enables the Sneakey-Bag to consistently be with the consumer, for example, with the consumer's keys or ID card and can be put away entirely in the lanyard in 3 to 5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan Vappie, Heath Butler
  • Patent number: 10906472
    Abstract: A multi-hitch receiver assembly adapted for use on a trailer comprising a main frame that is adapted to be secured to the trailer, a means for securing the main frame to the trailer, and at least one receiver box assembly. The at least one receiver box assembly comprises a first member that is adapted to be secured to the main frame, a second member that is adapted to removably secure a first cargo carrier and is secured to the first member, and a third member that is adapted to removably secure a second cargo carrier and is secured to the second member. The at least one receiver box assembly is adapted to be secured to the main frame at more than one location on the main frame. A method comprising securing the main frame to the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Sherman Paul Stone
  • Patent number: 10897984
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for securely gripping a mobile device can comprise a device connecting assembly comprising an upper base with an orifice formed therein, a bottom base, and a peg formed on the bottom base, a finger gripping assembly, and at least one jointed connection assembly connecting the device connecting assembly and the finger gripping assembly. A connective material can be formed on a bottom base. The finger side strut is configured to fold between two legs of the device side strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEBRO, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roth, Christopher David McCoy
  • Patent number: 10899280
    Abstract: A portable workstation for use in a front passenger seat in an interior of a vehicle includes a body member having a plurality of walls that, together, form a box-shape configuration defining a closed bottom, an open top, and an interior area. The body member includes side walls having lower edges that are angled and increasingly offset from the bottom wall so as to be complementary to a bottom of the front passenger seat. A front wall extends downwardly from the bottom wall and in front of the front passenger seat, whereby to grip the front passenger seat. Walls extend upwardly to form compartments for receiving an article. The portable workstation includes a module attachment assembly having a plurality of upstanding side walls and a top surface defining multiple receiver slots. The workstation includes multiple accessory modules each having at least one boss removably received in a receiver slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Taylor
  • Patent number: 10894197
    Abstract: A yoga bag is disclosed. An example embodiment includes a yoga bag comprising: a fabric-covered rigid housing having a top panel and a bottom panel connected by two front panels and two rear panels, the combination of the top and bottom panels with the front and rear panels forming a generally rectangular housing with a hollow interior region; a yoga mat holder element attached to the top panel, the yoga mat holder element including at least one attachable strap to retain a rolled-up yoga mat; an accessory receptacle configured as a pocket, a loop, a hole, or an attachment mechanism to retain any of a variety of yoga accessories; and a towel storage area configured as an open area or void in the hollow interior region and positioned in the middle of the housing between the two front panels and the two rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Searcy
  • Patent number: 10888149
    Abstract: A backpack that uses magnetic forces to alter the load distribution on a user in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a backpack for changing load distribution on a user comprising: an outer portion comprising; a compartment to hold an inner portion; an opening; the inner portion comprising; a compartment configured for a load; an opening; a first plurality of magnets on the outer portion, wherein the first plurality of magnets is: oriented such that a consistent magnetic pole of each magnet points towards the compartment; a second plurality of magnets on the inner portion, wherein the second plurality of magnets is; oriented such that a consistent magnetic pole of each magnet points towards the compartment; wherein the first plurality of magnets is oriented such that a magnetic field of the first plurality of magnets exerts a repulsive force on the second plurality of magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Andrea Jean Parker
  • Patent number: 10889247
    Abstract: Truck storage devices are adapted to convert between a storage configuration and a folded configuration. According to one example, a truck storage device may include a bottom panel with four edges forming a rectangle. The bottom panel may be movably coupled to a lower section of a back panel along a first edge of the bottom panel, a front panel along a second edge of the bottom panel opposite from the first edge, a first side panel along a third edge of the bottom panel, and a second side panel along a fourth edge of the bottom panel opposite from the third edge. A top panel may be movably coupled to an upper section of the back panel, where the upper section of the back panel is movably coupled to the lower section of the back panel. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Goldwitz
  • Patent number: 10881190
    Abstract: The invention relates to a backpack or case, which, in the closed state, is formed or shaped from substantially an underside, upper side, lateral surfaces, a surface to be carried on the back and a front surface, wherein an opening region is formed on or along a surface (3) which is formed with at least one fold-down flap (13), whereby a substantially complete opening (2) of the substantially tub-shaped backpack body is made on the elongated surface to be carried on the back and on the at least one fold-down flap, by means of at least one zip closure (5), and wherein the surface to be carried on the back is provided with backpack straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORTLIEB SPORTARTIKEL GMBH
    Inventor: Hartmut Ortlieb
  • Patent number: 10882456
    Abstract: A vehicle rail system has a frame mountable to a vehicle, the frame having a plurality of support legs, the support legs interconnected via support beams. One or more fixed rails are mountable to the support frame, each fixed rail comprising a plurality of bearings thereon and configured to receive a sliding rail, the sliding rail having a plurality of grooves for receiving the bearings of the fixed rail so as to be slidable thereon. The bearings are located along regular intervals of the fixed rails on each non-mounted side. The sliding rail is then able to slide along the bearings of the fixed rail, extending to the exterior of the frame mounted in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CurrentWrx, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Williams, Brad Harrell, James Wilson, Brian Stevens, Jordy Pincock, Doyle Hansen
  • Patent number: 10874198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support structure for a rucksack, including a support framework having a first and a second bearing point arranged at a spacing from one another along a first direction, and a first and a second rotation element. The first rotation element is mounted on the support framework at the first bearing point and is rotatable about a first rotation axis and the second rotation element is mounted on the support framework at the second bearing point and is rotatable about a further rotation axis. The first and second rotation elements are constructed for receiving a shoulder belt and hip belt, respectively, in a torsion-resistant manner. The first and the second rotation element are rotationally coupled to one another in a manner reversing the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mammut Sports Group AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fischer, Julian Langer