Patents Examined by Amy Sterling
  • Patent number: 9984598
    Abstract: A furniture part functional element for decoration or information display, such as for logos or the like, includes: a planar information section and a fastening section equipped with a fastener configured to fasten to the furniture part. The fastener of the fastening section comprises a sliding guide element, via which sliding on a guide section of the furniture part is enabled, and a clamping element, via which the slid-on functional element is held clamped to the guide section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Hämmerle
  • Patent number: 9907389
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a hammock strap. The hammock strap includes an elongated length of strap material that is separated into a first strap and a second strap. The first strap and the second strap are woven together at one or more separation points to form eyelets between the first strap and the second strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kammok Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Tyler Conlin
  • Patent number: 9901204
    Abstract: A drink coaster configured to be converted into a stand. The drink coaster includes a flat sheet of material including a first preferential fold line extending across the flat sheet of material between a first panel of the flat sheet of material and a second panel of the flat sheet of material, and a second preferential fold line extending across the flat sheet of material between the second panel of the flat sheet of material and a third panel of the flat sheet of material. The flat sheet of material is configured to be folded along the first preferential fold line and along the second preferential fold line to convert the drink coaster into a stand for an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Revolution Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 9896173
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting positions of an outboard propulsion unit of a marine vessel comprises a jack plate having a jack plate actuator capable of moving the propulsion unit between raised and lowered positions and a swivel bracket having a swivel bracket actuator capable of pivoting the propulsion unit between raised and lowered trim positions. There is a control system operatively connected to the jack plate actuator and the swivel bracket actuator. The control system includes a first manual control which incrementally moves the jack plate an incremental amount each time the first manual control is actuated and a second manual control which incrementally pivots the swivel bracket an incremental amount each time the second manual control is actuated. Movement of the propulsion unit within a tilt range may be detected and the jack plate may be moved to a preset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Davor Baros, Richard D. Pierce, Eric B. Fetchko
  • Patent number: 9890897
    Abstract: The invention provides a support structure (10) comprising at least one cylindrical pillar (16) of vertical main axis, having a bottom end (16i) that is connected to the ground (14) and a top end (16s) connected to a component to be supported; the support structure being characterized in that the pillar (16) includes at least one helical slot (20) coaxial about the main axis of the pillar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Demissy
  • Patent number: 9885377
    Abstract: A connection member for a furniture foot of furniture is employed to connect a furniture body and a furniture foot together and contains: a base, a holding portion, and a fixing bottom. The holding portion forms on an upper end of the base and is arranged on a coupling face of the furniture body to connect with the furniture body. The fixing bottom forms on a lower end of the base and includes a main joining portion and two tilted portions. The two tilted portions obliquely extend from two peripheral sides of the main joining portion to two peripheral sides of the holding portion, among the two tilted portions and the two peripheral sides of the main joining portion define two first angles, and among the two tilted portions and the two peripheral sides of the holding portion define two second angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yao-Nan Ku
  • Patent number: 9885429
    Abstract: The cable routing device serves for routing at least one cable of a moved machine part in the manner of a drag chain. The cable routing device is bendable in a reversible manner in at least one defined bending direction and to this end has a flexurally flexible carrier structure, which extends in a longitudinal direction. Embedded into said carrier structure is an insert part with a cross sectional geometry different from circular. The bending direction is determined by the cross sectional geometry of the insert part. The cable routing device, in this case, is realized in the longitudinal direction from a plastic compound by a continuous shaping operation, wherein the insert part is at the same time incorporated into the carrier structure. The cable routing device has cross sectional geometries that vary in the longitudinal direction and are formed by the continuous shaping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Stadler
  • Patent number: 9878801
    Abstract: A console assembly for use on a flight deck of an aircraft includes, but is not limited to, a console having a recess. The recess has an opening. The console assembly further includes a mounting assembly mounted within the recess. The console assembly further includes a support surface mounted to the mounting assembly. The console assembly further includes a closeout panel that is mounted to the support surface. The support surface fits within the recess. The mounting assembly facilitates movement of the support surface between a retracted and a deployed position. The support surface is disposed within the recess while in the retracted position and outside of the recess while in the deployed position. The closeout panel is disposed at a location on the support surface that causes the closeout panel to close the opening of the recess when the support surface is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Tristan Flynn, Todd Loar, Eric Long, Conrad Strelzyk, Bryan Clarke
  • Patent number: 9868345
    Abstract: A roll-rod for a vehicle which is mounted so as to connect a sub-frame and a power train may include at least one rubber block mounted between a front body portion and a rear end plate, in which the rubber block disposed at a rearmost part may be formed with a “U”-shaped band portion having an opening to which the end plate is fitted and joined wherein the “U”-shaped band portion is open in a vertical direction to the axial direction of a rearmost rubber block of the at least one rubber block to form the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyo-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9863579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a balanced support device, comprising: a wagon configured to move along a wagon rail, a frame connected to the wagon and extending over a vertical distance from the wagon, a rail connected to the frame and a carriage movably arranged on said rail, at least one protruding arm comprising a support member for supporting amass, wherein the protruding arm is pivotably connected to the carriage, wherein the protruding arm comprises multiple segments which are movable relative to one another in order to allow the support member to move toward and away from the frame, wherein the support member is mounted to the protruding arm via a rotary connection, allowing the support member including a mass to be rotated, and a vertical balance system for exerting an upwards force on the carriage for counteracting a weight of the mass, the arm and the carriage, wherein the vertical balance system is constructed and arranged to control said force in order to balance masses of different weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hubert Schinkel, Edouard Frans Alexander Schinkel
  • Patent number: 9858835
    Abstract: The inventive technology relates to an improved display support system that may be used to support elevated displays, and other promotional/marketing materials. The invention may be used to support, for example, helium-free balloons and/or other displays to one or more display fittings. Such display fittings may further be secured to an adjustable support such that an operator may position one or more fittings in a desired position, such as from a ceiling or other elevated surface. Additional embodiments may include an improved dual display support system that may support a plurality of support adapters each having one or more fitting supports coupled with fitting displays to more efficiently place, support, and/or retrieve elevated displays, and other promotional/marketing materials having multiple anchor positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wicken, Gregg A. Wicken
  • Patent number: 9854899
    Abstract: A rotary mounting stand for removably holding a decoy, camera or there selected device upright on the ground. The stand includes an upright rod with a helical coil or flights forming an auger having a point at the lower distal end to be fixedly and removably screwed into the ground to support the stand in an upright position. The top end of the rod forming the stand shape cap configured, sized and shaped to correspond to the mounting base of a selected device to be supported on the stand. Just above the helical coil at least two outward extending legs extend normal to or perpendicular to the vertical rod forming a base when the auger portion is screwed into the ground. The distal end of each of the legs are bent or angled to extend upward perpendicular from the ground a selected distance forming handles for the purpose of rotating the auger into the ground. The auger is intended to be cranked until the at least two outward extending legs come to bear against the ground for increased lateral support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Decoy Stake Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Brooks
  • Patent number: 9855641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clamping device, and more specifically to a clamping device for precision instruments. It comprises first and second clamping jaws that are secured against a work surface by forces applied in opposite directions via a shank member and locking nut working along integrated first and second threaded bores. The clamping device provides superior rigidity in applications involving the stability of precision instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: David Nelson
  • Patent number: 9851044
    Abstract: A food processing apparatus has a frame assembly in which frame members are joined using adhesive, such as an epoxy. The frame members are comprised of stainless steel and the adhesive is applied so that exterior surfaces of the stainless steel frame members are free of any adhesive residue. Adhesive may be used to join exterior frame members as well as interior frame members, such as those used to support mechanical components of the processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CP Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Buchko, Dwayne C. Long
  • Patent number: 9848256
    Abstract: A holder attachment for a drum secures a component to a drum, adds no excess load on the rim of the drum, and reduces effects on the tension applied to the drum head. The holder attachment for the drum includes a holding part configured to hold a component to be attached to the drum, and an attaching unit to be attached to the tension bolt of the drum. The holding part is connected to the attaching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 9845720
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an isolator assembly for supporting an exhaust component from a structural portion of a vehicle. The isolator assembly has a mounting bracket having a pair of spaced apart rings defining a mounting bore. An elastomer shear hub component is disposed within the mounting bracket and has an outer diameter (OD) shear hub extending between the pair of spaced apart rings, and an inner diameter (ID) shear hub disposed within the OD shear hub. The ID shear hub defines a central mounting bore adapted to receive an external hanger component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventor: Troy P. Rodecker
  • Patent number: 9839305
    Abstract: A table display including a support pole, one or more arm hubs, one or more arms extending from the one or more arm hubs and table tops supported by the one or more arms. The support pole may be retained by a connection node or weighted floor member. Table tops may be transparent to allow decorative arms to be viewed therethrough. A wall-mounted version comprises a bracket configured to connect to a wall unistrut, an arm hub, one or more arms extending from the arm hub and a table top supported by the one or more arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: American Payroll Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Maddux
  • Patent number: 9841138
    Abstract: An adjustable hanger device including a base plate mountable to a support surface, and an elongated slide bar attached to the base plate and spaced apart therefrom. The hanger device includes a flexible strap, a first end of the strap is attached to an end of the slide bar, a length of the strap being disposed at a first angle relative to the length of the slide bar. An adjustable fastener is provided to adjustably secure the strap to the slide bar at a point between the first and second ends of the strap, the strap being twisted axially to form a spiral loop, the loop defining an opening disposed at a second angle relative to the length of the side bar; and wherein an implement can be supported via the hanger device by inserting the handle into the loop and allowing the implement to return to a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Leonard W. Angelastro
  • Patent number: 9834289
    Abstract: Disclosed are a canister type thruster for implementing smooth upward/downward movement and improving productivity and an installation method thereof. The canister type thruster includes a guide module for guiding upward/downward movement of a canister. The guide module includes: a guide unit that is installed on an inner surface of a trunk so as to support a rack installed on an outer surface of the canister in parallel with a lifting direction to guide the upward/downward movement of the canister; a sliding pad that relieves an impact or a friction applied to the guide unit; and a support protrusion that is provided between the guide unit and the sliding pad to support the sliding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deok-Hoon Lee, Myung-Sung Kim, Young-Deok Park, Jeung-Hoon Baek, In-Ho Yang, Bong-Rea Yun, Tae-Min Cho, Sung-Tae Choi, Hee-Young Heo
  • Patent number: 9829025
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-track beam for use in modular assembly systems for office and industrial work stations. The embodiments have four corner tubes, bars, or channels arranged in a rectangular pattern in cross-section and connected in ways that provide improved ability to transmit torque along a long axis of the multi-track beam while providing improved resistance to bending under the forces of the torque. Fastening devices such a jam nuts may be inserted into the tracks to secure accessories to the multi-track beam or to other multi-track beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Clifford Bollman