Patents Examined by Anna K Kinsaul
  • Patent number: 10441870
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wearable articles and methods for the manufacture and use thereof. The wearable articles can comprise compression elements, gripping elements, and support elements containing a rate-sensitive materials which can operate to prevent injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AEXOS INC.
    Inventor: Charles Ryan Corrigan
  • Patent number: 10441467
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a high performance safety goggle that permits a wide field of view for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: William B. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10413003
    Abstract: A welding glove is provided. The welding glove includes a plurality of finger portions including an index finger portion and middle finger portion having an exterior layer and intermediate layer that each include a diameter that is at least twice the diameter of the exterior layer and intermediate layer, respectively, of the thumb portion, the ring finger portion, and the pinky finger portion. In this way, when employing the welding glove, a user's trigger fingers include a larger cross-sectional area for actuating a welding trigger, which facilitates the absorption and redistribution of pressure on the user's fingers when actuating a welding trigger. In addition, the larger cross-sectional area aids in the absorption of any opposite force exerted onto a user's fingers by the welding trigger, thereby reducing the discomfort and stress associated with actuating a welding trigger for prolonged periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Marcus Kimbrough
  • Patent number: 10390569
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing leggings having a leg portion and a waistband portion, using a fabric is disclosed. The method includes brushing an outside surface of the fabric once to form a single-brushed surface. The method includes brushing an inside surface of the fabric multiple times to form a multiple-brushed surface. The method includes cutting the fabric into a plurality of pieces for the leg portion and a plurality of pieces for the waistband portion and sewing the pieces together, the waistband portion having a top edge and a bottom edge, the top edge of the waistband portion being narrower than the bottom edge of the waistband portion, the single-brushed surface of the fabric forming an inside legging surface configured to contact a wearer, and the multiple-brushed surface of the fabric forming an outside legging surface. The method includes sewing an elastic band to the top edge of the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Winget
  • Patent number: 10391382
    Abstract: A head and neck restraint device for high performance race car drivers. The device includes a yoke, a collar and a pair of legs. The yoke and/or collar are adapted to pivotably articulate with respect to the legs. At least a portion of each leg can flex in response to force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Stiles, Donald Thomas Myers
  • Patent number: 10390578
    Abstract: Guard padding with sensor is provided, including a cushion pad and a sensor. The cushion pad has auxetic structure and is manufactured by a 3D printing process. The cushion pad has a slot at a side thereof. The sensor manufactured by the 3D printing process is disposed in the slot. The sensor is a pressure sensor, a humidity sensor or a temperature sensor. The pressure sensor generates a pressure signal, the humidity sensor generates a humidity signal and the temperature sensor generates a temperature signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Kuo, Mao-Jiun Wang, Chun Zhang, Hsu-Pin Wang, Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 10383387
    Abstract: Attachment systems for attaching accessories to a helmet shell and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, an attachment system may include a first attachment portion mounted to a helmet shell and extending through an opening in an associated accessory. The attachment system also may include a second attachment portion that is selectively connectable to the first attachment portion. A surface of the second attachment portion facing the helmet shell engages with a bearing surface of the accessory to selectively attach the accessory to the helmet shell. In certain embodiments, the first and second attachment portions may be selectively connected to one another using a connector that moves the second attachment portion both vertically and horizontally relative to the first attachment portion when the connector is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Marie-Pierre Gendron, St├ęphane Lebel
  • Patent number: 10383428
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article of clothing for holding eyewear and method of use thereof. The clothing article has interior and exterior sides. A sleeve is located on the interior side and extends from an opening, the opening is configured to receive a part of the eyewear. A first section of the sleeve extends from the opening towards a first end at first distance and in a first direction. A second section of the sleeve extends from the first end a second distance and in a second direction with the second direction positioned at an angle relative to the first direction. The sleeve is configured to retain the part of the eyewear therein to hold the eyewear to the article of clothing and the sleeve is narrower than the lens height of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Garnett E. Alexis
  • Patent number: 10383385
    Abstract: A method of storing a hard hat tether attached to a hard hat includes the steps of providing a hard hat; providing a clip holder having a latch plate with a latch opening that defines at least one attachment handle; providing a clip member defining a tether opening and having a locking mechanism constructed to removably secure the clip member to the clip holder by capturing the attachment handle; providing a hard hat tether having a first tether end portion secured to the clip member by extending through the tether opening of the clip member, a second tether end portion, and a tether body portion secured to the clip holder; securing the second tether end portion to the hard hat; and attaching the clip member to the attachment handle of the clip holder, thereby storing the clip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10362835
    Abstract: Port-injection footwear is provided. In one example, port-injection footwear is provided including a footwear-structure bag encompassing an injected filler material, such as foam. A strobel sock made of stretchable material may be integrated into an insole region of the footwear-structure bag. The port-injection footwear further may include a foam barrier disposed adjacent to the footwear-structure bag to retain the injected foam within the bag during injection. An outsole may be directly coupled to the footwear-structure bag forming a base of the footwear article. In other examples, the port-injection footwear may include a footwear-structure bag having an injection port, an injected foam retained in the footwear-structure bag, where the injected foam was injected through the injection port, and a port cap positioned at the injection port of the footwear-structure bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fuerst Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tawney, Carina Hamel, Rory Fuerst, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10362815
    Abstract: Provided herein is a kimono jacket that has three or more anti-grip reinforcement panels, wherein the anti-grip reinforcement panels are capable of popping and/or releasing a grip of an opponent when the reinforced kimono is gripped. Also provided herein is a kit including a kimono that has anti-grip reinforcement panels and kimono pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lime Enterprises Limited
    Inventor: Dean Thompson
  • Patent number: 10321724
    Abstract: A personal impact protection device (10) with a first mechanical member (12) that may be a shell, ring or housing, and a second mechanical member (14) that may also be a shell, ring or housing. The two mechanical members (12, 14) are nested and spaced from one another. One or more elastomeric energy-absorption members (16) are mechanically coupled to and span the distance between both of the mechanical members (12, 14) to absorb energy from impacts to the outer mechanical member (12) that displace the outer member (12) relative to the inner member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WB Development Company, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Bonin, Glenn Jordan
  • Patent number: 10292455
    Abstract: There is provided a shoe upper that can be produced with high productivity. A heel cover portion (2) and a body portion (3) of a shoe upper (1) are integrally formed in a seamless manner by a knitting pattern. In the top section, a portion having a knitting width of greater than or equal to a predetermined width from an upper end to a lower end, at a position corresponding to a heel of a wearer, is assumed as the heel cover portion (2), and a portion including a remaining portion of the top section, excluding the heel cover portion (2), and the bottom section is assumed as the body portion (3), where an end in a knitting width direction of the heel cover portion (2) and an end in a wale direction of the body portion (3) are connected at positions of edges (L2, L3) on a side surface of the shoe upper (1) of the edges (L1 to L3) to become the boundary lines of the heel cover portion (2) and the body portion (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 10285862
    Abstract: A sleep mask apparatus for use over a user's eyes. The sleep mask apparatus includes an opaque element having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface. The opaque element is sized and configured to extend across both of the user's eyes to mitigate the passage of light toward the user's eyes with the inner surface facing the user and the outer surface facing away from the user. A support element is coupled to the opaque element and includes a first support surface and an opposing second support surface. The inner surface of the opaque element is offset from the first support surface. The support element defines a peripheral margin extending around the opaque element, with the first support surface having an adhesive applied thereto at the peripheral margin to facilitate adhering of the support element to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RADICLES, INC.
    Inventor: Ajit Belliappa
  • Patent number: 10278866
    Abstract: A support frame for releasably attaching a facemask to a goggle including at least one vent and its method of use are described. In one non-limiting embodiment, the support frame includes a nose bridge and two legs extending from the nose bridge. The nose bridge and the two legs are adapted and arranged to releasably attach the facemask to a bottom surface of the goggles. The nose bridge and two legs are arranged such that the at least one vent is unobstructed when the facemask is attached to the goggles by the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Burton Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor J. Moore, James D. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 10271582
    Abstract: A baby bib includes a body forming an opening to receive a neck of an infant; a pacifier attachment secured to a front surface of the body; and a fastener secured to the pacifier attachment. The pacifier attachment includes a base and an elongated strap integral with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Caroline J. Kipchaba
  • Patent number: 10271590
    Abstract: A protective covering is provided having a central protective plate portion and a terminal edge portion encircling the central protective plate portion. A coupling region is interposed between the terminal edge portion and the central protective plate portion. The coupling region transitions from a pliable material of the terminal edge portion to a rigid material of the central protective plate portion, where the coupling region extends from a first edge to a second edge. The first edge has a higher concentration of the pliable material than the rigid material and the second edge has a higher concentration of the rigid material than the pliable material. A first surface of the coupling region has a higher concentration of the pliable material than the rigid material and a second surface of the coupling region has a higher concentration of the rigid material than the pliable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Henry, Jorge E. Carbo, Jr., Kevin C. Sze
  • Patent number: 10264825
    Abstract: A garment has a front panel, a horizontally oriented fly comprising a slit opening having a width positioned at a substantially even with male genitalia, the slit opening having hemmed edges, the fly further comprising a flap panel having an upper and a lower edge and two opposite side edges, sewn to the front panel such that access from outside is upward into the garment, a forward-facing pouch formed in the front panel, substantially the width of the horizontal linear slit opening, and positioned above the horizontal linear slit opening, and an elastic band positioned horizontally above and parallel to the upper edge of the flap panel and below the forward-facing pouch, the elastic band extending at least the width of the flap panel, and sewn at each end to the fabric front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Roger Crissman
  • Patent number: 10238164
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a helmet having magnetic coupling is provided. In a particular embodiment, the helmet includes at least one protective layer configured to cover at least a portion of a user's head and a pad coupled to a back plate, a back plate coupled to a protective layer, a back plate comprising a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher David Sackett
  • Patent number: 10231493
    Abstract: A modular utility vest system comprised of a harness portion and at least one frontal vest portion, the modular vest being constructed and arranged for independent use or removable engagement with an existing backpack. The harness portion includes a top element having an open slit for slidable engagement with a top handle on an existing backpack and two shoulder straps extending from opposing ends of the top element, each strap having adjustable buckling elements. The vest portion is comprised of a top end having a second buckling element and at least one pocket attached thereto. In use, the harness portion is positioned overtop of an existing backpack top handle, whereby the two shoulder straps on the harness portion lay overtop and are coupled to the shoulder straps on the existing backpack and the cooperating buckling elements on the vest portion are attached to the harness portion and depends vertically therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: George Sarantos