Patents Examined by Corey N. Skurdal
  • Patent number: 10561227
    Abstract: A clip and holster for holding a canister or similarly dimensioned item, the holster having wave-shaped securing arms with fillet edges that guide the canister into a secured position, and the clip having at least two knobs that support the holster in a number of positions that may be fixed or rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Record, Todd Sniper
  • Patent number: 10562463
    Abstract: A hitch carrier is provided that for mounting does not require the user to lift the full weight of the carrier at once, that is free standing in an upright position when unattended, and that may be drag braked from rolling movement to being parked upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: William W Speer, Wayne L Speer
  • Patent number: 10562460
    Abstract: This disclosure details accessory rail systems for securing various accessory devices to vehicles that are equipped with either standard roofs or roofs with one or more roof openings. An exemplary accessory rail system includes an accessory rail that is configured to simultaneously mount one or more interior accessories and/or one or more exterior accessories relative to the vehicle. A trim piece may be secured to the accessory rail, and an airbag curtain may be secured to either the accessory rail, the trim piece, or a roof frame rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Alan Forgette, Jeffrey Charles Paddock, Robert Ralph Armitage, Anna Miller Hill, Michael Timothy Feiten
  • Patent number: 10555596
    Abstract: Bags or carriers are provided that can be transformed into protective vests and used as body armor and ballistic shields. The carriers can be assembled in a first arrangement that enables individuals to store and transport items. The carriers can quickly and easily be converted to or deployed in a second arrangement which enables the individuals to wear the carriers as protective vests. One or more shoulder straps can be detached from the carriers for use as tourniquets, doorway securing structures, and tools for dragging injured victims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Leatherback Gear, LLC
    Inventor: Michael de Geus
  • Patent number: 10556544
    Abstract: A retractable support, including a base, including a first section including a first surface, and a second section connected to the first section, and an arm rotatably and translationally connected to the base, the arm including a third section engaged with the second section, the third section including a second surface, a third surface, and a fourth surface, and a fourth section connected to the third section, wherein, the arm is arranged to translationally displaced relative to the base to lock and unlock the retractable support, and rotationally displace relative to the base to expand and retract the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: James Bevilacqua
  • Patent number: 10555598
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for securing an accessory to a modular load-carrying device are disclosed. An attachment apparatus for securing an accessory to a modular load-carrying device is disclosed. The attachment apparatus includes a bridge and further includes a connector having a first end, a body portion, and a second end. The attachment apparatus includes an attachment mechanism securing the connector to the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Cameron Evans, Garrett Lommatsch
  • Patent number: 10549700
    Abstract: An accessory support for a vehicle cargo area includes a guide assembly adapted to provide vertical and lateral adjustability and at least one support member slidably carried by the guide assembly. The guide assembly includes a first pair of guide rails each including one or more vehicle z-axis oriented guide channels and a second pair of guide rails each including one or more vehicle y-axis oriented guide channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonatan Leff Yaffe, Carlos Emilio Merino, Todd John Mueller, Pedro Montoya, Luis Manuel Garcia
  • Patent number: 10549701
    Abstract: A configurable, easily assembled and disassembled cargo carrier having at least one floor member with at least one downward facing flanged edge, at least two side members where each side member has an outward facing flanged top edge and an inward facing flanged bottom edge, at least one corner brace to securedly connect one of the side members to another of the side members, thereby forming a corner of the cargo carrier, fasteners for securing the floor member to the side members and the corner braces to the side members, and a chassis attachment system for securing assembled cargo carrier to a chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Marty Williams
  • Patent number: 10542739
    Abstract: An apparatus wearable on a torso of a user to support a fishing rod has a primary panel defining an upper partially spherical socket and a lower partially spherical socket receptive to a partially spherical joint member coupled to a fishing rod in a rotating engagement. A partially spherical joint member slides in a partially cylindrical groove extending from the upper partially spherical socket to the lower partially spherical socket partially spherical joint member. A harness member secures the primary panel to the torso and redirects horizontal forces against the primary panel to a vertical direction. With a butt seat attached to the primary panel, user gains leverage during rail fishing by applying a pulling weight force on the primary panel and the rod while seated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Mark S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 10545007
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a rapid adjust buckle for a rifle sling. The buckle can include a main buckle portion with a pair of side portions and a handle portion extending between the pair of side portions and over the main buckle portion to define a handle aperture. In various embodiments the handle portion and the main buckle portion are a unitary piece composed of a polymer material with the handle portion being flexibly biased towards an uncompressed open shape such that the handle portion is configured to compress against the main buckle portion in response to a compressing force but return to the uncompressed open shape when the compressing force is relieved. In one or more embodiments the handle portion includes a plurality of jointed connection points configured to flatten the profile of the handle portion when the handle portion is exposed to the compressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Troy E. Lance, Robert J. Meinert, Paul N. Smith, Clif Hampel
  • Patent number: 10542815
    Abstract: A backpack including a body having a back surface configured to be positioned adjacent to a back of a wearer when the backpack is worn. The body further includes a front surface at least partially spaced away from the back surface to define an inner cavity therebetween. The body has a pair of opposed side surfaces, each side surface extending between the back surface and the front surface. The backpack includes at least one shoulder strap coupled to the body and positionable over a shoulder of a wearer and a releasable fastener that is openable to provide access to the inner cavity or closable to block access to the inner cavity. The fastener extends at least partially across the front surface and both side surfaces. At least part of the releasable fastener on the side surfaces, at a position away from an outer perimeter of each side surface, extends at a non-perpendicular angle relative to the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Rowe, Michael A. Lorenz, Thomas J. Africa
  • Patent number: 10537134
    Abstract: A portable aspiration device includes an aspiration member and a bracelet member. The bracelet member includes a wristband, a base, and a locking structure. The base includes a receiving room for receiving the aspiration member and an accommodating room in communication with the receiving room. The wristband is fixed to the base and sleeve on a hand bowl to conveniently carry the aspiration member. The locking structure is accommodated in the accommodating room to lock the aspiration member, and includes a locking portion, a resetting portion, and a switching portion. The locking portion is inserted into the socket to lock the aspiration member in the base. The switching portion is pressed to drive the locking portion to disengage from the socket so that the aspiration member may be taken out from the base. The resetting portion is adapted to reset the locking portion and the switching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Yucheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 10524457
    Abstract: A stringer assembly for the safe storage of fish caught by a fisherman includes a stringer line having a needle, a floatation device, and a holder. The stringer assembly is configured to prevent the pushing of slack in the line in a manner to dislodge the stringer line. Additionally, the stringer line is secured without clamping or tying of the stringer line. The holder is releasably coupled to a water vessel through an attachment device configured to prevent twisting of the stringer line. The needle is inserted into a portion of the holder and the stringer line is routed under a flange of the holder in a manner that binds or wedges the stringer line to the holder and prevents removal of the needle from within the holder. Because no fasteners are needed, a fisherman is capable of operating the assembly with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Travis J. Power
  • Patent number: 10518957
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and system for dispensing foods and liquids to be kept separate in a pouch, package or bag. The pouch has separate components within that separate components with a removable or openable divider between the components for combining the components. For example, a liquid component and a solid component can be kept separate in the packaging with a removable or openable barrier between the solid and liquid component. The packaging includes a base which supports the pouch, which is rollable or foldable into the base to provide a mechanism for adjusting the level of the material within the pouch in relation to an upper opening of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Priyason Jonathon Perus
  • Patent number: 10513228
    Abstract: A self fixturing sidepack cabinet for a utility truck body has right and left doorjamb components that are positioned to the right and left of the cabinet door in the closed position. The door closes against door stop components positioned around the doorjamb, and extending inward. The door stop components may have a flexible edging component fitted on them around the doorway. The top door stop component extends from an upper door frame component configured with tabs bent 90 degrees from the door stop surface. The tabs slide behind the left and right doorjamb components to ensure the top of the door opening is dimensionally correct and installed at the proper angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Steele, Richard Baze, Lance Jones, Mark Rose
  • Patent number: 10513229
    Abstract: An example truck bed on-board storage system includes a first panel configured to slide into at least one slot formed in a truck bed. Hinge(s) are mounted to a bedrail of the truck bed. A second panel is connected to the hinge(s). The first and second panels form a first enclosure with at least three walls and a floor of the truck bed. A rear wall of the truck bed is spaced apart from the cab of the truck bed at a distance to receive both the first and second panels. The first and second panels are configured to be removed from the truck bed and slid between the rear wall of the truck bed and the cab of the truck. A third panel and a fourth panel forms a second enclosure with the first panel and at least two walls and the floor of the truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jeff A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10507949
    Abstract: A container formed from a single piece of cardboard or like materials may double as a plate. The single piece may generally take the form of an oval, and may include a number of panels separated by specifically oriented creases and folds which enable the single piece to be folded into the container, and contain a food product such as a sandwich therein, or unfolded into a plate-like flat surface from which the food product may be eaten by a customer. A frame including a plurality of elbows, pegs or other extensions may be used to form the single piece into a semi-folded state, facilitating processes for preparing or packaging the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sigifredo Carriedo Nunez, Gordon Mueller, Herman Hou Meng Chan, Shannon Quek
  • Patent number: 10499722
    Abstract: A backpack has an air flow guide panel connected to the rear side of a rear storage pocket of the backpack such that an air flow channel is defined between opposing surfaces of the air flow guide panel and the rear storage pocket. The air flow guide panel and the pocket are shaped and arranged to define an inlet opening and an outlet opening in fluid communication with the air flow channel. The inlet opening is located adjacent the bottom of the pocket and the outlet opening is spaced apart along the height of the pocket from the inlet opening toward the top of the pocket. A blower is supported on the backpack for blowing air through the air flow channel along a flow path extending from the inlet opening through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory A. Squires
  • Patent number: 10501217
    Abstract: A pack includes at least one fold-line on one of the walls of the pack; at least one mechanically perforated front tear-line running from a first extremity of the fold-line to a second extremity of the fold-line and a mechanically perforated rear tear-line running from a first extremity of the fold-line to a second extremity of the fold-line, a mechanically perforated rear tear-line defining a separation between a first portion of the pack and a second portion of the pack; and a geometrically-shaped tab integrated with the second portion of the pack, a tab that can be folded along the fold-line and tucked into the pack through an opening defined by the mechanically perforated front tear-line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Paulo Netto Nascimento, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10502523
    Abstract: A pivoting holster hood automatically locks over a handgun within the holster shell in a first pivot position and is selectively pivotable to a second position forward of the holster cavity upon depression of a reciprocating hood actuator that is coupled to a hood plate. A first spring cavity, defined by the first hood plate, and a second spring cavity, defined by the hood actuator are oriented in opposing communication, capturing a compression spring there between. The spring biases the second spring cavity and the hood actuator into a first reciprocated position, which locks the hood through mating engagement of a hood pawl and a notch of the holster shell. The hood actuator releases the hood pawl out of mating engagement with the shell notch, in opposition to the compression spring biasing force, unlocking the hood. In some embodiments, the hood automatically locks in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Leroy Harry Chester