Patents Examined by Benjamin P. Lee
  • Patent number: 10386928
    Abstract: A haptic effects generator includes a circuit configured to generate a drive signal, and a haptic actuator coupled to the circuit. The haptic actuator includes a casing having first and second axial ends, a coil configured to receive the drive signal from the circuit and situated within the casing, and a mass designed to move between the first and second axial ends in response to a magnetic field generated by the coil. The haptic actuator also includes a first spring configured to damp the movement by the mass, situated between the mass and the first axial end of the casing, and a second spring configured to damp the movement by the mass, situated between the mass and the second axial end of the casing. The haptic effects generator can cause the mass to oscillate in a range of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Israr, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Zachary T. Schwemler, Zachary T. Batts
  • Patent number: 10386145
    Abstract: A double barrel adjustment assembly includes first and second barrel receiving members, each of which is formed with a bore for passing therethrough a barrel of a weapon. The first and second barrel receiving members are formed with complementary surfaces. The double barrel adjustment assembly further includes rotatable first and second adjustment members. One end of the first adjustment member is rotatingly mounted in the second barrel receiving member and an opposite end of the first adjustment member is rotatingly mounted in the first barrel receiving member. One end of the second adjustment member is rotatingly mounted in the first barrel receiving member and an opposite end of the second adjustment member is rotatingly mounted in the second barrel receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SILVER SHADOW ADVANCED SECURITY SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Amos Golan
  • Patent number: 10384812
    Abstract: An ion plasma reaction (IPR) drive system is disclosed which generates thrust by directionally accelerating relativistic velocity ion plasmas through closed loop magnetic confinement rings in order to interact more strongly with space-time. The IPR drive system provides an approach for the generation of continuous space vehicle acceleration without the need to eject on-board stored propellant. Charged particles are accelerated through a closed loop system up to velocities approaching the speed of light in such a manner that they strongly interact in an asymmetrical manner with space-time to generate continuous space vehicle acceleration. The supplemental means for electrical power generation and propulsive thrust augmentation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Jeffrey Boyer
  • Patent number: 10386146
    Abstract: An upper receiver assembly includes a barrel, a suppressor body operable to couple to a muzzle end of the barrel, and a first sleeve disposable about the barrel and the suppressor body, wherein the barrel includes one or more longitudinally oriented ribs extending radially from a barrel body having a bore formed therein, and a second sleeve surrounding the first sleeve, the second sleeve comprising a fibrous thermally insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Radical Firearms, LLC
    Inventors: David Morris Spector, Philip Brent Middleton
  • Patent number: 10384770
    Abstract: A helicopter is described that comprises: a rotor; a fuselage; a drive transmission unit operatively connected to the rotor; a support body, which supports the transmission unit; and constraining means interposed between the support body and the fuselage; the constraining means in turn comprise a crosspiece connected in a fixed manner with respect to the support body and having a first lying plane; the crosspiece is formed in part by a metallic material and in part by a visco-elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Maria Bottasso, Gian Luca Ghiringhelli, Alessandro Perazzolo, Fausto Cenedese
  • Patent number: 10379657
    Abstract: A device configured to sense a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a cover and a force-sensing structure disposed below the cover. The force-sensing structure may be positioned below a display and used in combination with other force-sensing elements to estimate the force of a touch on the cover of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sinan Filiz, Martin P. Grunthaner, John Stephen Smith, Charley T. Ogata, Christian M. Sauer, Shin John Choi, Christopher J. Butler, Steven J. Martisauskas
  • Patent number: 10370080
    Abstract: A method for manipulating a window system in a platform is provided. A biasing system may be removed that biases a retention frame toward a support frame while the support frame and the retention frame hold a window pane. The retention frame may be removed after removing the biasing system. The window pane may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James P. Grady
  • Patent number: 10360862
    Abstract: A display may have an array of pixels such as liquid crystal display pixels. The display may include short pixel rows that span only partially across the display and full-width pixel rows that span the width of the display. The gate lines coupled to the short pixel rows may extend into the inactive area of the display. Supplemental gate line loading structures may be located in the inactive area of the display to increase loading on the gate lines that are coupled to short pixel rows. The supplemental gate line loading structures may include data lines and doped polysilicon that overlap the gate lines in the inactive area. In displays that combine display and touch functionality into a thin-film transistor layer, supplemental loading structures may be used in the inactive area to increase loading on common voltage lines that are coupled to short rows of common voltage pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shin-Hung Yeh, Abbas Jamshidi Roudbari, Ting-Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 10362230
    Abstract: One embodiment of an in-vehicle display device includes: a display unit that includes a transparent display part and a low-transmissivity display part, and that changes an area ratio of an area of the low-transmissivity display part to an area of the transparent display part; an image capturing unit that captures a space around the vehicle as an image; and a first display control unit configured to control the display unit such that the area ratio is increased when a predetermined condition is satisfied as compared to when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, and the image captured by the image capturing unit is displayed in the low-transmissivity display part after the area ratio has been increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10359247
    Abstract: A folding stock with barrel toggle clamp has a body defining a receptacle adapted to receive the action, a clamp mechanism on the body operable to move between a released position and a clamped position, and the clamp mechanism operable to bias the barrel toward the receptacle to secure the barrel to the action. The clamp mechanism may be a multi-link linkage. One of the links may have an adjustable length. The clamp mechanism may include a lever that is flush against an external surface of the stock when in the clamped position. The clamp mechanism may include a V-block defining a channel adapted to receive a protrusion on the receiver and an angled surface on the barrel to clamp the barrel to the receiver. The clamp mechanism may include a lever pivotally connected to the body to pivot on a first horizontal axis lateral to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PRO MAG MFG., INC.
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Ballard
  • Patent number: 10352644
    Abstract: A firearm stock with a support such as a bipod, tripod, monopod, or aiming stick is described. The support includes support legs and a mounting structure which mounts the support legs onto the stock. The support legs may be detached from the mounting structure when the support is not in use. After removal from the mounting structure, the support legs may be stored in one or more channels in the stock, by sliding them through one or more apertures in the end of the butt of the stock. The mounting structure may include a swivel mechanism which allows the aiming of the rifle to be adjusted while the support legs remain engaged with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Brent J. Ravnaas
  • Patent number: 10352639
    Abstract: In one aspect, a magazine safety system for preventing loading of a live ammunition cartridge into a firing chamber of a firearm is provided. The firearm has an associated ammunition caliber. The safety system includes a safety block comprising an inner member configured for insertion along an inner surface of a wall of a magazine well of the firearm, the magazine well having an opening for receiving a magazine. An outer member is configured to attach to the inner member along an outer surface of the wall of the magazine well and one or more fasteners secure the inner member to the outer member to secure the wall of the magazine well between the inner member and the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Doty, David J. Bloom
  • Patent number: 10352635
    Abstract: A forward charging system is disclosed. The forward charging system contains a charging trolley containing one or more channels configured to accommodate one or more rails associated with a hand guard, wherein the charging trolley is movable along the one or more rails between a rest position and a charging position, and a rod coupled to a rear portion of the charging trolley, the rod is configured to move a bolt carrier assembly away from a locked position when the charging trolley is moved away from the rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: F.M. Products Inc
    Inventor: Paul T. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10330417
    Abstract: A user configurable and maintainable firearm sound suppressor is provided. The sound suppressor is a magnum powered rifle suppressor that can be configured to provide suitable use on a high-powered rifle or a pistol. A mount interface of the suppressor can be replaced and a dual taper baffle can be removed and replaced with a pistol recoil booster system which allows optimal use for both rifles and pistols. The dual taper baffle and rifle or magnum mounting interface adds safety factor such that system durability and safety are not compromised. The user configurable and maintainable firearm suppressor allows the end user to have ideal firearm handling characteristics for a wide variety of firearms, reducing the need to purchase numerous sound suppressors for a collection of firearms. A novel two-part end cap allows disassembly of the suppressor and prevents inadvertent loosening of component parts during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Reis Green, Evan Reis Green
  • Patent number: 10330418
    Abstract: A noise suppression device for use with a firearm includes a body including an outermost external surface of the noise suppression device and an internal portion and a core seamlessly connected to the internal portion of the body, wherein the noise suppression includes no joints, no seams, or any formerly separate pieces within the body or the core, and the core includes a structure of a plurality of holes defined by a framework of a connecting structure that connects to the internal portion of the body. Optionally, the core can include one or more baffles or one or more chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRE FIREARMS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Ryder Washburn, III, Michael Berkeypile, Richard Ryder Washburn, II
  • Patent number: 10329958
    Abstract: An aircraft casing structure including a shroud surrounding the engine and made up of a plurality of sectors; a plurality of radial arms, each mounted between two adjacent shroud sectors and each having a base; and a plurality of fasteners for fastening the shroud sectors on the bases of the radial arms; the fasteners including a plurality of plates each mounted flush in a respective groove of corresponding shape in a shroud sector, and a set of headed bolts held captive in the plate by a difference of diameter between their shanks and their threads, a set of captive nuts being fastened to the bases to provide a secure connection between the shroud sectors and the radial arms by each nut receiving the thread of a respective captive bolt of the set of headed bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Ceddric Beljambe, Noel Robin
  • Patent number: 10323906
    Abstract: An autonomous flight termination system for terminating vehicle flight after the vehicle is launched from an aircraft includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver; a termination unit selected from a cut-off switch connected to terminate vehicle flight when actuated, and a switch connected to detonate an explosive on the vehicle; a system controller for receiving a first signal indicating separation of the vehicle from the aircraft and a second signal from the GPS receiver to calculate an actual vehicle trajectory, and for sending a third signal to actuate the termination unit to terminate the flight of the vehicle when the actual vehicle trajectory is determined to be outside the safety bounds of a mission-planned flight trajectory; and a failsafe controller connected to receive operational data of the system controller, and to actuate the termination unit when the operational data indicates that the system is in an error state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Michelle V. DeJong
  • Patent number: 10317158
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a trigger assembly and related method for a firearm (e.g., an AR, SR-25, or M4 style rifle, or another type of firearm). The trigger assembly minimizes inadvertent discharge of the firearm by blocking the trigger from rearward pivoting until pressure is applied to the center portion of the trigger. The system and method employ a configuration wherein a camming surface is engaged with a machine portion of the lower receiver once the trigger assembly is connected to the lower receiver via pivot that extend through the trigger assembly and at least a portion of the lower receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Geissele
  • Patent number: 10317167
    Abstract: A recoil reduction stock. The device includes a shock absorber having a first end, a second end, and a spring channel extending therethrough. A coil spring is disposed within the spring channel. A spacer abuts the second end of the shock absorber, and the first end of the shock absorber contacts a rear edge of a firearm stock body. A lag stud is inserted through the spacer and the shock absorber, wherein a tip of the lag stud is configured to engage the firearm stock body, such that the spring is compressed between a rear edge of the firearm stock body and the spacer. A butt plate is affixed to the spacer, wherein the butt plate includes a hollow interior volume in which a head portion of the lag stud is disposed. The compressed shock absorber is adapted to resist expansion and absorb recoil energy when the firearm is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Heinz
  • Patent number: 10319325
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provides a shift register unit, a driving method thereof, a gate driving circuit and a display device, which relate to the field of display technology. The shift register unit includes a pull-up control module, a reset module, a pull-up module, a pull-down control module and a pull-down module, wherein the pull-down control module is configured to pull a voltage level of the pull-down node down to the second voltage terminal under control of the pull-up node, or the pull-down control module is configured to store a voltage of the third voltage terminal and output a voltage of the third voltage terminal to the pull-down node or release the stored voltage to the pull-down node under control of the third voltage terminal and the second voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fei Xu