Patents Examined by Anita M. King
  • Patent number: 10724562
    Abstract: A line retainer includes a bridge portion, a first arm, and a second arm. The first arm extends from the bridge portion and includes a locking portion. The second arm extends from the bridge portion and includes a retaining barb. The retaining barb extends toward the locking portion and is configured to catch the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Chlystek, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 10722026
    Abstract: A bracket device of a slide rail assembly includes a bracket and a fastening member. The bracket includes a side wall and a mounting member adjacent to the side wall. The fastening member is movable relative to the bracket, and includes a side part, a fastening part and a blocking feature. The fastening part is bent relative to the side part, and the blocking feature is arranged at the side part. When the fastening member is located at a predetermined position relative to the bracket, the blocking feature is adjacent to the mounting member. When the fastening member is moved away from the predetermined position, the blocking feature is away from the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Wei-Chen Chang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10716405
    Abstract: An assistive device for standing tasks allows for a reduction of effort on the part of a user while engaged in tasks or activities that are stationary or nearly stationary that lessens the strain on the bones, joints, and muscles normally used for standing while ensuring a proper alignment of the pelvis and spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: David Pearson
  • Patent number: 10716402
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rear structure coupled to a display panel. The rear structure comprises a wall mount assembly comprising a first kit comprising a first wall mount bracket, a plurality of circularly arranged first trenches, and a plurality of first magnets accommodated by the first trenches, and a second kit removably coupled to the first kit comprising a second wall mount bracket structurally complementary to the first wall mount bracket, a plurality of circularly arranged second trenches, and a plurality of second magnets accommodated by the second trenches. Wherein when the first kit is coupled to the second kit, each of the first magnets is located corresponds to one of the second magnets, and a magnetism of a side of one of the first magnets facing the second kit is opposite to a magnetism of a side of one of the second magnets facing the first kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: ShenZhen Hongfei Precision Technology Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Pin Wang, Yao-Shih Chung, Shih-Hong Fu
  • Patent number: 10703486
    Abstract: In order to enhance sliding movement and reconfiguration of vehicle seats while using a simple construction, a seat fastening device is provided for fastening vehicle seats in a vehicle. The seat fastening device comprises a seat rail with a T-shaped profile portion and a carriage enclosing an upper part of the T-shaped profile portion. The carriage includes a seat fixation device for fixing a vehicle seat, wherein the carriage includes a clamp arrangement for clamping the carriage onto the T-shaped profile portion. The carriage has a base body and first and second bracket clamps so that the carriage has a C-shaped channel section receiving the T-shaped profile portion. The height of the C-shaped channel section can be adjusted by at least one screw in order to clamp the carriage onto the T-shaped profile portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Olulana, Patrick Rollfink
  • Patent number: 10703297
    Abstract: A system for securing a user device in a vehicle includes a magnet and an attraction plate. One of the magnet or the attraction plate is mechanically coupled to the vehicle, and the other of the magnet or the attraction plate is mechanically coupled to the user device. The magnet is selectively activated to hold the attraction plate and, thereby, secure the user device to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sawyer I. Cohen, Jack J. Wanderman, Romain A. Teil, Mikael P. Sedlacek, Jorge C. Fialho, Kirill Kalinichev, Robert D. Silfvast, Justin D. Crosby
  • Patent number: 10698508
    Abstract: Provided is a stylus pen holder, which includes a support having an elastic body with an elastic restoring force in a vertical direction, and a holder coupled to an upper end of the support and provided with a pen accommodation part having an upper surface input hole. Accordingly, a stylus pen such as a touch pen used with a smart phone or a tablet PC is safely stored or easily used in a public place such as an electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KUM OH ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 10689124
    Abstract: An Adjustable Offset Mount (AOM) device for engines of a model airplane which includes shim-less components with concave and convex components which are used to easily and accurately correct horizontal and vertical thrust angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Cedric P. Martin
  • Patent number: 10677388
    Abstract: An overhead mounting system is disclosed. The mounting system includes an overhead channel with a plurality of openings in the base for attaching to a surface, such as a ceiling or trusses, along with a plurality of openings in the channel walls for securing components. The system is configured to accommodate attachment for multiple and diverse components, which have different dimensions, masses, pulling forces, or power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Casey Webb, Daniel Madsen
  • Patent number: 10676040
    Abstract: An onboard electronic device cover configured to be engageably secured to a base member, which is to be fixed to a window glass of a vehicle, to cover an electronic device which is to be held on an installation part, includes: a mutual engaging mechanism capable of mutually engaging the onboard electronic device cover with the base member. The mutual engaging mechanism includes: an engaging part provided to one of the base member and the cover; an engaged part provided to the other of the base member and the cover and capable of engaging with the engaging part; and an urging member configured to urge the engaging part toward the engaged part. When the cover is pushed toward the window glass, the engaging part engages with the engaged part with being urged in a direction following a surface of the window glass by the urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 10661723
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for seatback in-vehicle entertainment including: a base bracket including posts and a hinge mount; a first inner bracket including grooves corresponding to the posts and, when each of the posts is received in its corresponding groove, a first opening for a first headrest post is formed and a second opening for a second headrest post is formed; a second inner bracket including openings corresponding to the posts, a third opening overlapping the first opening and a fourth opening overlapping the second opening; and a cover including fifth and sixth openings and, when the cover is disposed over the second inner bracket, first inner bracket and base bracket, the fifth opening overlaps the third and first openings to permit the first headrest post to pass therethrough and the sixth opening overlaps the fourth and second openings to permit the second headrest post to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Caltabiano
  • Patent number: 10661592
    Abstract: An adjustable lighted bookmark. The adjustable lighted bookmark has a spine with an upper end opposite a lower end. A pair of upper arms, hingedly secured to the upper end of the spine, and a pair of lower arms, hingedly secured to the lower end of the spine, define a space therebetween. A pair of upper clips are disposed distally on the pair of upper arms and a pair of lower clips are disposed distally on the pair of lower arms. The pair of upper clips and the pair of lower clips are oriented inwardly towards the space between the upper and the lower arms. Each clip of the pair of upper clips and the pair of lower clips has at least one bearing on an internal surface thereof. A light extends from the spine which provides lighting on a piece of reading material secured by the adjustable lighted bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Francisco Lucio
  • Patent number: 10653574
    Abstract: A device for assisting a medical walker user in transitioning from a sitting position to a standing position as the medical walker user attempts to access the medical walker because the device incorporates a platform base which becomes stabilized by placing the weight of the medical walker user on the platform base which in turn stabilizes the medical walker via each automatic movement restrictor assembly (AMRA) attached to the platform base because each AMRA automatically engages/captures each of the medical walker's two front axles as the medical walker's two front wheels impact each of the two AMRAs additionally such that the device will automatically move from a position of engagement with the medical walker's two front axles to a position of disengagement with the medical walker's two front axles when the medical walker along with the medical walker's two front wheels leave/exit the device's AMRAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bard, Eleanor H Bard, Conne G Bard, Douglas Aaron Bard, Joshua Alan Bard
  • Patent number: 10659719
    Abstract: A mounting structure for removably mounting a cover body to an external component of the cover body includes a limiting member, a latching member, and a positioning member. The limiting member is coupled to the cover body. The latching member is coupled to the limiting member and configured to latch with the external component. The positioning member defines a positioning slot and a releasing slot continuous with the positioning slot. The latching member is received in the positioning slot or the releasing slot. The latching member is movably coupled to the positioning member. When the latching member is received within the positioning slot, the latching member is locked by the positioning member and latched with the external component. When the latching member is received within the releasing slot, the latching member is released by the positioning member and released from latching with the external component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (CHONGQING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Chin-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10646041
    Abstract: Cabinet protectors are flexible, resilient U-channels for mounting on the upper edge of a cabinet door or drawer front to protect the edge from impact and wear. Protector strips include diverter flange that diverts liquids that spill or splash from above away from cabinet face, so that liquids drip to floor below instead of damaging cabinet. Side walls of U-channel slant together to grip door or drawer edge tightly without adhesive or other fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Faridh Garrido
  • Patent number: 10646403
    Abstract: A device for loading medical containers on dosing machines includes an adaptor for medical containers and a support for the adaptor, in which the support includes an attachment means to the dosing machine and in which the adaptor and the support include means for pivoting relative to one another and means for clipping to each other. The means being arranged in such a way that the pivoting of the adaptor and of the support by means of the pivoting means produces the clipping together of the adaptor and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kiro Grifols, S.L.
    Inventors: Borja Lizari Illarramendi, Ana Belen Barrio Jimenez, Amaia Ilzarbe Andres, Jose Ignacio Andres Pineda, Clara Molinuevo Portal, Pablo Lascurain Areitioaurtena
  • Patent number: 10648493
    Abstract: A clamping bracket includes base casing, clamping mechanism, controlling mechanism, and anchor mechanism. Clamping mechanism includes first and second clamping members. Controlling mechanism includes a first sliding member being connected to the first clamping member and being slidingly connected to the base casing, and a transmission member being connected to the base casing. Through the transmission member's own movement, transmission member drives the first clamping member to move toward or away from the second clamping member. Anchor mechanism includes a first anchor member that connects to the transmission member and a second anchor member that connects to the base casing. The first anchor member is in an unlock state when separating from the second anchor member and in a lock state when engaging with the second anchor member. Anchor mechanism allows the variable distance between the first clamping member and the second clamping member for holding different mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG GOPOD GROUP HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhuowen Liao
  • Patent number: 10639785
    Abstract: Described herein is an arm supporting exoskeleton, comprising an arm link mechanism. The arm link mechanism comprises a proximal link, a distal link, an arm coupler, and a variable force generator. The distal link is rotatable relative to the proximal link. The arm coupler is adapted to couple an upper arm of a person to the distal link. The variable force generator comprises a first spring and a second spring, configured to create a torque between the proximal link and the distal link. In the first force mode, the variable force generator exhibits a first stiffness rate defined by the first spring that supports the upper arm of the person against gravity forces and In the second force mode, the variable force generator exhibits a second stiffness rate defined by the first spring and the second spring that supports the upper arm of the person against the gravity forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Logan Van Engelhoven, Homayoon Kazerooni
  • Patent number: 10641434
    Abstract: A glow stick carrier comprising one or more openable containers for carrying at least one substance, and one or more attachments of the container to a glow stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Peacock Law P.C.
    Inventor: Kevin R. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10624455
    Abstract: A tension-compression base structure including tension elements (such as flexible cables or ropes) and compression elements (such as rigid legs) is provided with a slidably adjustable path for the tension elements around or within the compression elements, thereby enabling a degree of adaptability to support surfaces that may not be ideally flat, such as on outdoor terrain. Such a tension-compression base may be used to support a platform, a stool, or an item of equipment that may be desirably held in a preferred orientation irrespective of terrain irregularities, and as furniture may be configured to rock with a user's body as a form of active seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Seton Schiraga