Patents Examined by Amy J. Sterling
  • Patent number: 11125014
    Abstract: Ladder hanger systems and methods are disclosed, including a hanger assembly engaged with a ladder, the hanger assembly comprising: a plate having a longitudinal axis, a front having a textured surface, and a back; a first track and a second track connected to the back of the plate, the first track substantially aligned with the second track along the longitudinal axis, the first track spaced longitudinally from the second track; a first clamp moveably engaged with the first track, a second clamp moveably engaged with the second track; and mounting hooks connected to the plate between the first track and the second track, the mounting hooks forming a receiving space for a rung of a ladder, engaged with the first rung, and positioned between a pair of spaced apart rails of a side rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Chad Alan Parks
  • Patent number: 11123586
    Abstract: A safety anchor for construction having a mounting plate for mounting to a vertical portion of a structure; a vertical support member coupled to the mounting plate and extending upwardly therefrom; and, a tethering component at a top end of the vertical support member. In one method of use, a first safety anchor is mounted to a first side of a structure, a second safety anchor is mounted to a second side of a structure, and a cable is interposed between the first and second safety anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Agra Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Shem Jessop
  • Patent number: 11124119
    Abstract: An actuator mechanism for a rearview device includes a cam surface which is positioned on or is part of a rearview element or rearview element mount of the rearview device, a cam lever configured to move on the cam surface, an actuator configured to rotate the cam lever, where rotating the cam lever in one direction causes the rearview element or rearview element mount to move in one manner, and rotating the cam lever in an opposite direction causes the rearview element or rearview element mount to a move in a different manner. A rearview device and a motor vehicle may include the actuator mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Beecher, David Kershaw, Gareth Aspden, Levente Kurti, Dong Myeong Park, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11117506
    Abstract: A rotary holder device includes: a vehicle interior member having an opening portion formed with a predetermined shape in an upper surface thereof; and a rotary body mounted on the vehicle interior member so as to be rotatable about a horizontal axis extending in a horizontal direction. The rotary body has a first holder portion and a second holder portion provided at rotation angle positions different from each other. The first holder portion has a first opening formed in a shape corresponding to the predetermined shape, and a first bottom wall facing the first opening at a position at the horizontal axis side with respect to the first opening. The second holder portion has a second opening formed in a rectangular shape, and a second bottom wall facing the second opening at a position at the horizontal axis side with respect to the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Fukui, Masanori Sakakibara, Etsuo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11118730
    Abstract: A fan mount includes a first part movable relative to a second part. A retainer is connected to the second part of the fan mount above the first part for restricting the movement of the fan relative to the fan mount. The first part may be a ball member having a depending portion with an hourglass shape. A safety connector may be provided, and a retainer connected to the second part of the fan mount for retaining the safety connector. A cover may also be provided for mounting to the second part, the cover including a central opening for receiving the support. A trim piece is adapted for telescoping within the opening of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA T, LLC
    Inventors: Igor Davidenko, Michael Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 11118400
    Abstract: A method for using a carrying device to hang a can from a ladder and carrying a plurality of cans. The carrying device having a body with a handle connection a first and second member extending from the handle. The first and second members are located at opposing ends of the handle. The first member has a hook on the end opposite the handle. The second member has a first and second hook on the end opposite the handle. The first and second hook are located on opposing sides of the second member. The device can be used to carry multiple gallon cans of paint, five gallon pails as well as sheet material such as plywood and sheetrock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Jarran C. Davis
  • Patent number: 11122156
    Abstract: A portable and adjustable fastening mechanism is used to detachably fastening a mobile electronic device to an object. The fastening mechanism includes a gripping members located at end portions of a first support and symmetrically arranged about a geometric center of the first support. The gripping members can hold the electronic device and be fixed to an object in a way that the electronic device can be detached from the fastening mechanism through a single-hand operation. The gripping members include an unlocking component that unlocks the locked gripping members; a taking-out-channel opening component disengaging the unlocking component from the edges of the electronic device; and a restoring assembly storing restoring potential energy when the unlocking component is disengaged from the edges of the electronic device and releasing the restoring potential energy to apply a restoring force to the unlocking component when the gripping members are unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Xiaojia Liu
  • Patent number: 11111724
    Abstract: A ladder tool storage kit for storing tools on a ladder includes a magnet that is elongated along a longitudinal axis. The magnet is mountable to a respective leg of a ladder to magnetically engage ferromagnetic tools for storage. A tube is mountable to a respective leg of the ladder to insertably receive tools for storage. A storage pouch is attached to a respective leg of the ladder to receive tools for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Pacetti
  • Patent number: 11112056
    Abstract: An elevatable supporting device for bearing a display is provided. The elevatable supporting device comprises an upright, an energy storage element, and a bearing module. The upright includes a first surface and a second surface which is non-parallel to the first surface. The energy storage element abuts against the first surface and the second surface and includes a first arm providing a first resistance and a second arm providing a second resistance. A first included angle is defined between the first arm and the second arm. When the energy storage element moves from the highest position to the lowest position, the first included angle decreases so that one of the first resistance and the second resistance may increase in order to maintain a total effective resistance along the first axis. Accordingly, the display may be able to stop at any position between the highest position and the lowest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Yen, Chien-Cheng Yeh, Chun-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 11112035
    Abstract: A system includes a flexible pipe that includes a liner surrounding a bore of the flexible pipe, a reinforcement layer surrounding the liner, and a shield layer surrounding the reinforcement layer. The system also includes a pipe fitting coupled to an end of the flexible pipe and a securing mechanism at least partially disposed in an opening in at least one of the liner layer, the shield layer, or both of the flexible pipe. The securing mechanism is configured to engage with the reinforcement layer of the flexible pipe when the pipe fitting is coupled to the end of the flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Hegler, Jagtar Thety
  • Patent number: 11105463
    Abstract: A robot teaching apparatus includes a safety switch unit including a claw adjustable in width and an adapter case corresponding to a shape of a mobile terminal and attached to the mobile terminal. An inner fitting portion that fits into an outer frame of the mobile terminal is disposed on at least a portion of an inside of the adapter case, and an outer fitting portion that fits with the claw of the safety switch unit is disposed on at least a portion of an outside of the adapter case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tan Qin Chen, Tsuneyoshi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11098825
    Abstract: A pipe support assembly includes a pipe support shell body having a substantially semicylindrical wall portion conforming to an outer contour of a pipe to be supported. The shell body has a length which is greater than a width thereof and has an open top flanked by longitudinal rims and a flange formed at each of said rims. The pipe support assembly furthermore includes at least one hanger assembly adapted to be suspended from an overhead support structure and including an engagement portion for engaging at least one of the flanges of the pipe support shell body. The flanges extend outwardly from the respective longitudinal rims and are each provided with a series of perforations distributed over the length thereof. The engagement portion of the hanger assembly is adapted to be inserted at least partially through at least one of the perforations in one of the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: J. VAN WALRAVEN HOLDING B.V
    Inventors: Marek Juzak, Frank Nijdam
  • Patent number: 11098922
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting assembly for a fan motor includes a frame defining a space configured to receive the fan motor and a plurality of mounting legs configured to mount the frame to a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) unit. A length of each mounting leg of the plurality of mounting legs is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ravindra B. Salunkhe, Bhushan C. Kadu, Makrand N. Yarolkar, Shridhar V. Vernekar, Vishal S. Jagtap, Pankaj B. Avhad
  • Patent number: 11092281
    Abstract: A mounting system with a mount member that is configured to be recessed into the wall. The mount member defines a first mount, which is configured to be abutted against a structural member of the wall, a second mount, which is parallel to the first mount, and a pair of first legs that are coupled to at least one of the first and second mounts and which space the first and second mounts apart from one another. A plurality of mounting holes are formed through the first mount and a plurality of clearance holes are formed through the second mount. Each of the clearance holes is disposed in-line with an associated one of the mounting holes. A slot is formed through the second mount. The slot is disposed between the first legs and extends through a side of the second mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Michael D. Tembreull, Vincent M. Tembreull, Thomas M. Tembreull
  • Patent number: 11092176
    Abstract: A rod bracket is provided and includes a bracket base, wherein the bracket base defines a plurality of bracket mounting cavities and includes a base front, a base rear, a base top and a base bottom, a bracket arm having a bracket arm length and a curtain rod cradle securely associated with the bracket base via the bracket arm, wherein the plurality of bracket mounting cavities communicate the base front with the base rear and are configured at an angle of between about 30.degree. and 60.degree. relative to a horizontal plane, and wherein the bracket base defines a first bracket base rear opening, and wherein the ratio between the bracket arm length and the distance between the first bracket base rear opening and the base bottom is about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Kenney Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Michael P. Hanley
  • Patent number: 11096310
    Abstract: A support rail fastener for detachably fastening a component to a support rail includes: a mounting plate, the mounting plate having at least one attachment element and a guide; a first spring element; and a slider, the slider being displaceable on the guide, the first spring element being brought into a preloaded position by moving the slider on the guide. On the guide and on the slide latching elements are respectively provided which, when the first spring element is preloaded the latching elements are brought into engagement with each other such that the slider engages in a latching position. The support rail fastener in an initial position in which the slider is in the latching position and in which the mounting plate is placed on the support rail by the attachment element is movable along the support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LTD.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kutsche, Julia Otte, Oliver Knoerrchen
  • Patent number: 11092282
    Abstract: A suspension holding mechanism is provided. The suspension holding mechanism is adapted to mount an electronic device on a first ceiling structure or a second ceiling structure. The suspension holding mechanism includes a supporter and a holder. The holder is detachably connected to the supporter, wherein the holder includes a holder body, two first holding portions, and two second holding portions. The first holding portions are disposed on the holder body and are located on the first surface of the holder body. The second holding portions are disposed on the holder body and are located on the second surface of the holder body. In a first state, the first holding portions are connected to two sides of the first ceiling structure. In a second state, the second holding portions are connected to two sides of the second ceiling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Ping-You Weng, Yu-Shuo Wu
  • Patent number: 11091097
    Abstract: A reconfigurable system provides for adjustable support of a personal article of a user in a manner releasably anchored to a built in cup holder receptacle onboard a vehicle. A base portion fits within and substantially fills the cup holder receptacle. The base portion defines an internal bore formed to extending axially therein. A frame portion engages the internal bore of the base portion to extend longitudinally upward therefrom. The frame portion includes at least first and second sections telescopically coupled to one another for axial relative displacement in releasably locked manner. The first and second sections are mutually locked against angular displacement relative to one another during use, with one of the first and second sections defining an attachment end. One of a plurality of modular holder portions is coupled to the attachment end of the frame portion to define a support surface for the personal article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Eugene Woodward
  • Patent number: 11091268
    Abstract: A seat assembly that is attached to a floor of a vehicle. The seat assembly can include a seat with one or more flex beams that support the seat above the floor. The flex beams comprise a bowed shape with a curving intermediate section positioned between opposing ends. The flex beam is configured to compress when a force is applied to the seat assembly to absorb energy. The flex beam is also configured to impede the return of the flex beam to the first position after the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Javier Herrero, Everette Desmond Gray
  • Patent number: 11077028
    Abstract: A device for preparing a beverage comprises a bottle, which includes the teat, a container, and a heating chamber. The bottle nests within the heating chamber and the container is connected to the neck of the bottle. At the bottom of the heating chamber is a heating element and an electrical circuit and all required elements for heating a bottle in the heating chamber. The heating chamber provides instant or constant heating of fluid in the bottle. Preparation of the beverage may include detaching the bottle from the heating chamber, opening the container to allow powder to drop into the bottle with the fluid, and shaking the bottle to dissolve the powder in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Colaric Rok