Patents Examined by David R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 11124096
    Abstract: Provided is a seat reducible risk of releasing a connection between a bezel and a cover. The seat allows attaching of a child safety seat, and includes a bezel and a cover covering the bezel. The bezel and the cover respectively include a pair of bezel-side overlap portions and a cover-side overlap portion that overlap with each other in an intersecting direction intersecting an attaching-and-detaching-direction of a bezel body and a cover body. One of the bezel-side overlap portions and the cover-side overlap portion are formed with a through-hole, and the other of the bezel-side overlap portions is formed with a female-threaded-hole. Then, in a state where the pair of bezel-side overlap portions and the cover-side overlap portion overlap each other in the intersecting direction, a fastening member is inserted into the through-hole and a male-threaded portion is screwed into the female-threaded-hole to connect between the bezel and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Onji, Yuya Watase
  • Patent number: 11116294
    Abstract: An improved walking device is disclosed wherein the walking device comprises an elongated body that is more than one foot in length, a movable arm coupled to the elongated body, a power source connector, a sensor, two rotation wheels, and two release and lock mechanisms, wherein the sensor is capable of detecting an orientation of the walking device and producing an electronic signal based on the orientation, wherein the electronic signal is capable of at least partially causing a rotational movement of the movable arm by releasing at least one of the two release and lock mechanisms, wherein the two release and lock mechanisms engage the two rotation wheels separately, and wherein the two rotation wheels are capable of driving the movable arm in two different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Gary L. Schroeder, Frank Sivo, Wang Su
  • Patent number: 11111691
    Abstract: A side supporting type vehicle roof tent comprises a tent rack and a tent cloth fitted inside the tent rack. The tent rack comprises a base, a top cover, and at least one support connecting rod; the rear end of the top cover is pivotally connected to the rear end of the base; the support connecting rod is provided between the base and the top cover; one end of the support connecting rod is connected to the top cover, and the other end is connected to the base; the tent cloth is provided between the top cover and the base in a matching manner; the tent cloth between the front end of the top cover and the front end of the base is provided with an opening. The tent is simple in structure and easy to unfold or fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Qiu Jin, Nanqing Zhou, Muhua Mao, Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11110734
    Abstract: A security element for securing security papers, value documents and other data carriers, having a lenticular image that, from different viewing directions, displays at least two different appearances. The lenticular image includes a lens grid composed of a plurality of microlenses and a radiation-sensitive motif layer arranged spaced apart from the lens grid. The radiation-sensitive motif layer includes, produced by the action of radiation, a plurality of transparency regions that are each arranged in perfect register with the microlenses of the lens grid. Outside the transparency regions produced by the action of radiation, the radiation-sensitive motif layer is opaque and patterned in the form of a first motif such that, when the security element is viewed through the lens grid from a first viewing direction, the first motif is visible as the first appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Andreas Rauch, Georg Depta
  • Patent number: 11102974
    Abstract: A hunting blind including three framed sidewalls and a panel permits the shape of the hunting blind to be adapted for secure positioning on various platforms of tree stands or the ground. The three framed sidewalls and panel have openings that can be fully or partially closed for comfort and visibility of a hunter or photographer located in the blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Pederson
  • Patent number: 11102973
    Abstract: A collapsible hunting stand having a first shooting bench having a north shooting bench. A first east shooting bench, a first west shooting bench, and a second shooting bench pivotally coupled to the first shooting bench. The second shooting bench having a south shooting bench, a second east shooting bench, and a second west shooting bench. A first telescopic leg pivotally coupled to the first shooting bench. A second telescopic leg pivotally coupled to the first shooting bench. A third telescopic leg pivotally coupled to the second shooting bench. A fourth telescopic leg pivotally coupled to the second shooting bench. A hunting station enclosed by the first shooting bench and the second shooting bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Val Neshyba
  • Patent number: 11105113
    Abstract: A half-pyramid backpacking type fabric shelter with sufficient stability to omit a front guyline and remain standing when the front entrance is open, and with improved head-room and useable floor space. The peak of the shelter canopy at the front entrance is supported by a vertical pole, and includes short forward and rear canopy ridgelines whose ends are located below the peak to receive the tips of a horizontal cross-strut crossing the vertical pole below the peak. The rear corners of the shelter canopy are preferably raised and structured by a triangular strut structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Tarptent, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Shires, Erica Dombro
  • Patent number: 11105112
    Abstract: The present application relates to an automotive tent for fastening to a vehicle. The tent includes a base for fastening to the vehicle. A retractable cover is provided for retracting during transport, and expanding from the base to define a sleeping space. Advantageously, the cover may be readily erected by expanding the cover from the base to define the sleeping space. The cover may be collapsible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Patriot Campers Holdings Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Justin Montesalvo, Simon Noel Pearce
  • Patent number: 11097685
    Abstract: A tactical-gear-accommodating seatbelt system and method adapted to provide enhanced safety and easier, more reliable means of engaging and disengaging the seatbelt for persons wearing tactical gear on the waist and chest, by providing an extender unit having an extender strap coupled with and extending from the standard seat-level receptacle or anchored in lieu of the standard seat-level receptacle, and a continuous two-way quarter-turn sure-release receptacle attached to the free end of the extender strap such that the double receptacle sits generally in front of the lower torso in use, and having receptacle fittings to accommodate separate lap and shoulder straps anchored at lower and upper anchor points, respectively, with free ends terminated in buckle tabs, thereby allowing easier and safer engagement and disengagement of the seatbelt system for a person wearing tactical gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Kennair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11091928
    Abstract: An awning is mounted in stake pockets of a truck bed and casts shade asymmetrically relative to its mount rearwardly toward the truck tailgate. The awning is braced by struts connecting the truck and the awning. The awning is pivoted between a stowed position overlying the truck rails to a position extending rearwardly of the truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Scot R. Moller
  • Patent number: 11091905
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a spherical tent frame, comprising a plurality of support rods and a plurality of connecting members, each of the connecting members is provided with at least two connectors and each of the connectors is axially embedded with a socket; wherein an annular groove is provided in a position of the inner wall of the socket close to the bottom, and a plurality of elastic pieces pointing to the center of the bottom of the socket are arranged along the upper edge of the annular groove; both ends of each of the support rods are inserted to the socket to form a hemispherical frame put up with triangles as a unit and the connecting member as a vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Fujian Zhao
  • Patent number: 11090215
    Abstract: A walker comprising a handle base and a frame. The handle base is configured to be gripped by a user of the walker. The frame is coupled with the handle base and configured to support the handle base above ground underlying the walker. The handle base and the frame cooperate to define a user space sized to allow the user of the walker to stand in the user space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick E. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11089882
    Abstract: A seating aid includes: sensory input means for providing sensory input to a person while sitting on a seat, the sensory input means for resisting outward movement of thighs of the person while sitting on the seat; and attaching means for releasably attaching the sensory input means to the seat such that the sensory input means will be disposed above the seat; where the seating aid is configured to allow, with the seating aid disposed on the seat, the person either to sit directly on the seat or to sit on a flexible material of the seating aid that is overlying and in contact with the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Rebecca S. Faugno
  • Patent number: 11089880
    Abstract: An upholstery cover retention assembly is disclosed. In embodiments, the upholstery cover retention assembly includes an upholstered article including an upholstered surface, a bezel including a bezel lip proximate to the upholstered article, and a retention flange disposed on a peripheral surface of the upholstered article. In embodiments, the upholstery cover retention assembly further includes a dress cover assembly including a dress cover configured to at least partially cover the upholstered surface of the upholstered article, and an assembled edge configured to be disposed within a groove formed between the peripheral surface of the upholstered article and the bezel. In embodiments, assembled edge is configured to be secured within the groove by engaging a lower engagement surface of the retention flange and a lower surface of the bezel lip with the assembled edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Suhre, Stephen A. Puglisi, Jordan G. Jett
  • Patent number: 11090968
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a multilayer data medium (1), in which method: a multilayer data medium, including at least one transparent security layer (16), and at least one marking layer (17), sensitive to electromagnetic-marking radiation (5), are selected; the transparent security layer (16) includes at least one semi-transparent printed image including at least one thermochromic dye; at least one marking (30) is made using the electromagnetic-marking radiation, through the printed image; the semi-transparent printed image reveals, in a first state referred to as the inactivated state, at least one semi-transparent visible pattern that makes it possible, after the marking step, to view the marking (30) through the image, the pattern not being visible in a second state, referred to as the activated state. The invention also relates to a multilayer data medium (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Philippe, Laurence Bes
  • Patent number: 11084402
    Abstract: An extendible protective element for use in a child safety seat is disclosed. The extendible protective element comprises a first thread component comprising a first external thread and a first internal thread, and a second thread component comprising a second external thread, wherein the first thread component is rotatably connected to the second thread component via the first internal thread of the first thread component and the second external thread of the second thread component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Britax Romer Kindersicherheit GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler, Florian Berg
  • Patent number: 11083300
    Abstract: A removable backrest is attached to a cooler in such a manner that does not interfere with the opening or closing of the lid nor does it interfere with the sealing mechanism of the cooler. The removable backrest inserts into existing slots positioned in the walls of certain commercially available coolers. The angle of the frame permits a user to sit on the complete lid of the cooler and lean against the backrest. While the backrest is in position, the lid may be opened or closed at the user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Kaspar Wire Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl J. Becker, Mike Bishop
  • Patent number: 11083257
    Abstract: A deformable crutch, includes a hand-held part, a seat part and a support part which are rotatably connected in sequence, and further includes a locking device for locking a rotation angle between the hand-held part and the seat part, and a rotation angle between the seat part and the support part. Rollers (34) are provided at the bottom of the deformed stool. A motor for driving the rollers (34) can also be mounted to deform the deformable crutch into an electric scooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Xiaohui Gao
  • Patent number: 11077776
    Abstract: A seat element having a cover and padding configured to serve as support for a user, and having a ventilation and thermal control system that includes a thermoelectric module, a blower, and a conduit delimiting a passage for air connecting the blower and the thermoelectric module. The ventilation and thermal control system is configured for passing a flow of air coming from the cover towards the blower, and the thermoelectric module is configured for cooling and/or heating the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Florent Longatte, Mathieu Cluet, Didier Duriez
  • Patent number: 11076699
    Abstract: A movable tablet for use with a chair is disclosed. The movable tablet is part of a mounting assembly that allows the tablet to be used with different types of chairs. The mounting assembly includes a stationary pivot rod and an outer housing that surrounds the pivot rod. A lower bearing is positioned between the outer housing and a mounting plate secured to a back face of the tablet. A guide hub of the lower bearing travels within a guide track on the mounting plate secured to the tablet to limit the pivoting movement of the tablet. An upper bearing is positioned between the mounting plate and the tablet such that the upper and lower bearings are positioned between metallic elements of the mounting assembly. A friction disc is positioned within the mounting assembly to control and adjust the pivoting movement of the tablet relative to the stationary pivot bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Griepentrog