Patents Examined by Alexander S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11122889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tabletop (6) which, when viewed from above, is a polygon with at least four corners and at least four table edges, wherein two straight lines (7), which extend along two table edges (1, 2), form an angle of 30° relative to each other, two straight lines (8), which run along two table edges (2, 3), form an angle of 60° relative to each other, and two table edges (1, 3) form an angle of 90° relative to each other. Tabletop (6) proposed by the present invention or a corresponding table may on the one hand be used individually, but on the other hand, also offers great flexibility with regard to the arrangement in groups of tables different in number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Einrichtwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Ochsenfeld, Michael Ochsenfeld
  • Patent number: 11116344
    Abstract: An ergonomic modular ergonomic multi-layer platform with a synthetic tapered marginal border including a non-compressible wood base covered with at least one compressible mat disposed between the wood base and a top non-slip mat to provide occupational workers with a therapeutic, forgiving work surface to protect them from the health risks of working, walking and standing on a concrete floor or common anti-fatigue mat used in many factories today. The therapy platform is raised off the floor to offer suspension, thus promoting a spring effect for absorbing and returning compression force resulting in reduced stress loads and compression force for people who work, walk or stand fort extended periods of time. The therapy platform is modular in design so that the tapered borders of separate modular sections connect for a snug fit. The vertical edges of the wood sections also have connection points that provide a leveling effect and further enhance the fit of the module sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Johnson, Robert E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11118831
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated structure includes a first panel and a second panel, wherein the second panel is operably coupled to the first panel to define an insulating space therebetween. An airway system is disposed within the insulating space and includes portions of porous tubing configured to draw air along lengths of the porous tubing from the insulating space during an evacuation procedure. A plurality of connectors interconnect the portions of porous tubing of the airway system to inner walls of the insulating space. The connectors may include support members that extend between the panels within the insulating space to support the vacuum insulated structure under vacuum pressure. Further, first and second panels can include rigidifying structural configurations to combat vacuum bowing during the evacuation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil S. Ekshinge, Arunkumar Harikrishnasamy, Sai B. Krishna, Abhay Naik, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Karen J. Querfurth
  • Patent number: 11110507
    Abstract: A convex portion projecting from a plate member includes a base, a convex body, and a guide. The base is part of the plate member. The convex body erects in a cylindrical shape from the base. The guide is at a top end of the convex body. The base includes a first inner circumferential surface, a second inner circumferential surface, and a third inner circumferential surface. The first inner circumferential surface is continuous with an inner circumferential surface of the convex body and extends in a direction opposite to an erecting direction of the convex body. The second inner circumferential surface is continuous with the first inner circumferential surface and intersects the erecting direction of the convex body. The third inner circumferential surface is continuous with the second inner circumferential surface and is larger in diameter than the first inner circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Iwakami
  • Patent number: 11111027
    Abstract: An aircraft has at least one cowling, a fixed structure, and a hinge system connecting the cowling to the fixed structure. The hinge system includes at least two hinges and at least two stops, including a first stop integral with the fixed structure and a second stop integral with the cowling, the first and second stops being configured to be in contact one against the other when the cowling is in the closed position and to ensure an absorption of a part of the loads between the cowling and the fixed structure at least along a direction perpendicular to the pivot axis of the hinge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Jean Geliot, Adeline Soulie
  • Patent number: 11091907
    Abstract: An assembly comprising at least one first pocket (3) which contains a thermally insulating material (5) and in which a first controlled atmosphere prevails, and at least one second pocket (7) which surrounds the first pocket and in which a second controlled atmosphere prevails. The first controlled atmosphere is different from the second one and corresponds to a vacuum of 10 Pa or less. The thermally insulating material (5) preferably has open cells with a diameter greater than or equal to 1 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Fabrice Chopard, Cedric Huillet
  • Patent number: 11091078
    Abstract: Clip includes a clip body provided with an accommodating space extending in a front-rear direction, and left and right wings coupled to the clip body in a left-right direction orthogonal to the front-rear direction. Each of the left and right wings includes front edge and rear edge which extend away from the clip body along the left-right direction. In one or both of the left and right wings, the front edge slants linearly or non-linearly forward of the clip as the front edge extends away from the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Zhiyu Ren, Yuji Kirita
  • Patent number: 11084087
    Abstract: A riveted assembly includes a first panel member having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a second panel member having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a rivet. The first and second panel members are positioned such that at least a portion of the second surface of the first panel member is in contact with at least a portion of the first surface of the second panel member. The rivet extends into and engages the first surface of the first panel member, and has an outwardly flared portion about which a portion of the first panel member and the second panel member are deformed, such that the rivet mechanically connects the first panel member to the second panel member at a connection region. The second surface of the second panel member has a differential height surface portion at least at the connection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATiONAL INC.
    Inventor: John Richard Potocki
  • Patent number: 11085737
    Abstract: A ballistic resistant material and structure and methods for allowing and preventing projectiles from passing through the ballistic resistant defense structure. The ballistic resistant defense structure involves a ballistic multilayer arrangement comprised of V-Profiles 100 which are further comprised of V-shaped wedges arranged adjacent to each other, spaced slightly apart, with gaps. The gaps between the V-shaped wedges expand or contract depending on which side of the V-Profile a projectile strikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Robert D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11077628
    Abstract: A method for repairing damage to a composite part includes creating an aperture through the composite part and preparing the surfaces surrounding the aperture on both sides of the part; inserting a plurality of resin impregnated fibers through the aperture and spreading the end portions of the plurality of fibers radially against the prepared surfaces on both sides of the part; and maintaining contact of the plurality of fibers with the prepared surfaces while the resin cures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Denver Ray Whitworth, Vance Newton Cribb
  • Patent number: 11077929
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead system is presented. The pressure bulkhead system comprises an aft pressure bulkhead having a bulkhead interface surface, skin splice angles positioned adjacent to one another and joined to the aft pressure bulkhead, and a plurality of shims between the flange surface and the bulkhead interface surface of the aft pressure bulkhead. The skin splice angles form a circumferential surface and a flange surface, wherein the circumferential surface has a nominal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charlie E. Branyon, III, Dennis R. Mathis
  • Patent number: 11077638
    Abstract: In an edge structure of a fiber reinforced resin structure body, an edge part of the structure body is enabled to be efficiently reinforced, and the edge part of the structure body is enabled to be efficiently protected. The present invention relates to an edge structure of a fiber reinforced resin structure body having a first fiber reinforced resin portion (hereinafter referred to as “first portion”) and a second fiber reinforced resin portion (hereinafter referred to as “second portion”) composed using a fiber reinforced resin, the first portion having a layer part formed in layers. In the edge structure of a fiber reinforced resin structure body, the second portion has an edge-side cover part extending along an edge section of the layer part of the first portion, and a plurality of fibers in the edge-side cover part are arranged along the edge section of the layer part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Hatano, Kenta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11065908
    Abstract: An extendable dry-erase board with a telescoping hand-held support extension handle pivotally-connected at one end to an accordion-folding dry erase board. The device can be easily transported by those traveling via bus, bicycle, walking, etc. to any sporting event, concert, or public demonstration and deployed instantly on-site, the dry-erase board being unfolded into a large prominent sign whereupon a message can be inscribed on the board, erased and rewritten as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jerome Otto Schorr, III
  • Patent number: 11066321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mold including a master mold having a first region master mold molding surface having a shape corresponding to a first region of a molded body, and a second region master mold molding surface having a shape corresponding to a second region of the molded body, and in which the master mold includes: an inner mold having the first region master mold molding surface; an outer mold having an accommodating concave portion capable of accommodating the inner mold therein and the second region master mold molding surface on at least a part of an outer edge of the accommodating concave portion; and a buffer material provided between the inner mold and a bottom surface of the accommodating concave portion, the buffer material being pressed and deformed with relative movement of the inner mold and the outer mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Takanori Fukushi, Satoshi Kanasugi, Masao Ozeki
  • Patent number: 11066292
    Abstract: A device (1) for transferring a fluid from a mooring area to a ship is specified. The device (1) comprises an articulated supporting structure (2), which has at least one first and one second support (3, 4, 5), which are connected pivotably to one another by at least one pivot joint (6, 7) and which each have a longitudinal axis, wherein the first support (3) is fixed on the mooring area in such a way that the longitudinal axis of said support can be rotated substantially vertically and the first support (3) can be rotated about the longitudinal axis thereof, and wherein the second support (4, 5) is pivotable in a vertical plane. The device (1) furthermore comprises at least one guide element (8), which is fixed on the supports (3, 4, 5) or on the at least one pivot joint (6, 7), and a first flexible line (9), which is supported by means of the guide element (8) and is guided substantially in the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Holger Schulz, Christian Reiter, Ralf Egerer
  • Patent number: 11056277
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a magnetized substrate carrier apparatus are described herein. In some embodiments, a substrate carrier apparatus includes: a carrier plate having a support surface to support a substrate, a mask assembly disposed above the support surface, wherein the mask assembly includes an annular frame and a shadow mask disposed within the annular frame, and wherein the shadow mask includes one or more openings arranged in a predetermined pattern and disposed through the shadow mask, and one or more magnets disposed on or embedded within at least one of the carrier plate and the shadow mask to create a magnetic field above the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Diehl, Alexander Lerner, Roey Shaviv
  • Patent number: 11047443
    Abstract: A continuous fiber brake rotor preform and apparatuses and methods for manufacturing the preform are disclosed herein. The preform comprises a plurality of continuous fiber streams or filaments forming a substantially helical structure having layers or flights compressed together in the preform's longitudinal direction. Each continuous fiber stream or filament may comprise the same or different types of fiber, extends substantially between longitudinally disposed preform ends, and resides laterally adjacent to another continuous fiber stream or filament within each layer or flight of the helical structure. The radial distance between each continuous fiber stream or filament and the preform's longitudinal axis varies with angular location about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BAM Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Simpson
  • Patent number: 11046492
    Abstract: A cotton packaging roll film comprising a roll film base material formed by a plurality of packaging sections that are connected end to end; the packaging section comprises an adhesive area and a non-adhesive area connected with the adhesive area; the adhesive area of a previous packaging section is connected to one end of the non-adhesive area of a later packaging section, wherein the said end of the non-adhesive area is a Z-shaped folded end; a detachable bonding structure is arranged between the two end surfaces of the recession of the folded end close to the middle portion of the adhesive area; a tearing line used for separation during packaging is arranged at the junction of the adhesive area of a previous packaging section and the non-adhesive area of a later packaging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Wuchuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11046040
    Abstract: Improved containment mats and systems of containment mats may include multiple adjoining mats with a top surface and a bottom surface. The multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other with a lap joint connecting adjacent mats. A geotextile may be used to cover the lap joints and a coating applied to the geotextile. Such a system may provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Diamond T. Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ingalls
  • Patent number: 11034421
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling system for coupling a piece of equipment rigidly connected to a user with at least one rigging strand, including a central body made of two parts configured to be assembled with one another via an attachment unit, a fastener including two ends, a shell configured to at least partially cover the side surface of the central body, and at least one lock configured to engage with the shell in order to releasably lock the second end of the fastener, the shell being movable in translation over the side surface of the central body and being connected to the central body via at least one elastic recall component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Donatien Roger