Patents Examined by Emily M Morgan
  • Patent number: 10519702
    Abstract: A releasable ball lock hinge is disclosed. The releasable ball lock hinge includes a first body operable with a hinge ball and a release ball. Each ball can be movable within respective openings of the first body. The releasable ball lock hinge also includes a second body configured to rotatably interface and removably couple with the first body. The hinge ball releasably engages the second body. The second body has a release recess operable with the release ball to disengage the hinge ball and alternately couple and release the first body and the second body based on a relative position between the first body and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gregory E. Longerich, William Owens, Richard J. Wright, David C. Robillard, Perry H. Frahm, Emerald J. Adair
  • Patent number: 10494849
    Abstract: Described is a hinge for doors or windows comprising: a first fixed body (5) associated with a fixed frame (1) and having a first axis (X1) of fixed articulation and a slot (6) made parallel to the axis (XC) of longitudinal extension of the first fixed body (5); a second movable body (7) connected to a movable sash (2); a first lever (8) having a first end articulated to the first fixed body (5) about the first axis (X1) of fixed articulation, a second end articulated to the second movable body (7), defining a second axis (X2) of articulation, and an intermediate zone; a second lever (9) having a first end articulated inside the slot (6) of the first fixed body (5) to define a third slidable axis (X3) of articulation, a second end articulated to the second movable body (7) defining a fourth axis (X4) of articulation and an intermediate zone; the first (8) and the second (9) levers are articulated to each other in the corresponding intermediate zone to define a fifth axis (X5) of shared articulation; means (10
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GSG INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 10493890
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fastener for a vehicle carpet. The fastener includes a receiving portion having a first open end and a second open end, a flange connected at the first open end of the receiving portion, and a plurality of engaging parts disposed on an inner wall of the receiving portion and spaced apart along a perimeter of the inner wall. Each of the engaging parts has two flexible end sections connected with the inner wall of the receiving portion and a threaded section between the two flexible end sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason Zhang, Cliff Ruan, Peter Zhang, Yoyo Ma
  • Patent number: 10494845
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a hinge capable of increasing strength. Said hinge may include a first hinge main body, a second hinge main body, a first arm and a second arm. The first arm of said hinge includes an opening and is formed into a single closed-shape piece enclosing the opening. The second arm of the hinge being inserted into the opening of the first arm and further includes a main body section whose height does not exceed a height of the opening of the first arm in the vertical direction. Further, a first and a second protrusion are provided to fill a gap between the main body section of the second arm and the second hinge main body. Additionally, a third and a fourth protrusion are provided to fill another gap formed between the main body section of the second arm and the first hinge main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koushi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10487555
    Abstract: A check link assembly includes a link movable between a first position and a second position. Furthermore, a vehicle includes the check link assembly. The check link assembly also includes a braking apparatus coupled to the link. The braking apparatus includes a brake member movable between an applied position and a released position. The brake member is configured to apply a force to the link when the brake member is in the applied position. The brake member is configured to release the link when the brake member is in the released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Chris J. T. Wisniewski, James C. O'Kane, Doru N. Serban
  • Patent number: 10485310
    Abstract: Accessories, such as articles of jewelry, are provided having one or more keepsakes that may slide to on or off the accessory substrate. The keepsakes may have a decorative front side and a rear side that may cause the keepsake to encircle the substrate. The rear side may have a greater length than the front side, which may permit natural spacing between the front sides of adjacent keepsakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Stella & Dot LLC
    Inventors: Blythe Elizabeth Harris, Charlotte Valerie Macaulay, Rahul Gupta, Jessica Herrin
  • Patent number: 10450730
    Abstract: Handle assemblies for coupling to a shaft are provided. Each assembly includes a handle having an end wall with a fastener passage extending therethrough and a side wall extending from the end wall to an open end. In one embodiment, an adapter assembly includes a nut, a collet having a fastener portion carrying the nut and a compression portion receiving the shaft, and a clamp mounted on the compression portion and tightened around the compression portion to compress the collet to the shaft. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the nut. In another embodiment, the handle defines a conical pocket in communication with the fastener passage. An adapter in the pocket includes circumferentially spaced jaws having conical outer surfaces and inner surfaces engaging the shaft and hinged connectors extending circumferentially between adjacent jaws. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David Jonathan Byron
  • Patent number: 10448713
    Abstract: Emerald-cut diamond with length/width of 1.35 to 1.40; table of 55 to 60 percent; corner ratio of 13.5 to 14.5 percent; girdle thickness up to 3 percent; crown main angle of 28 to 45 degrees; first crown break angle of 2 to 6 degrees; second crown break angle of 2 to 6 degrees; pavilion main angle of 43 to 48 degrees; first pavilion break angle of 2 to 5 degrees; and second pavilion break angle of 2 to 5 degrees. Diamonds cut in accordance with these parameters may have light performance 0-grade domains on a grade map with wide crown and pavilion mains ranges. A method cuts the diamond according to the parameters, and may include selecting crown and pavilion main angles from the map, and cutting the diamond sufficiently close to the selected cutting parameters to obtain the light performance grade of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Steven Gavin
  • Patent number: 10391846
    Abstract: An adjustable-length handle assembly for a vehicle includes a retractor and a flexible web disposed to deploy from and retract into the retractor. A gripping portion is disposed at a distal end of the flexible web. The assembly may further include a flexible web guide roller having a brake mechanism, to allow adjusting the handle assembly to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Carlos Humberto Felix Frias
  • Patent number: 10378259
    Abstract: A closing hinge including a hinge body and a pivot reciprocally coupled to rotate around a first axis; a working chamber defining a second axis perpendicular to the first axis; a cam member unitary rotating with the pivot; a cam follower wheel sliding along the second axis between a position proximal to the rear wall of the working chamber and a distal position thereto; a thrust spring acting on the cam follower wheel. The cam member includes a first abutment element and a second abutment element respectively including a second curved portion and a third curved portion for selectively contacting the cam follower wheel in a respective single tangency point at a first and a second open positions and for contacting the wheel in two tangency points opposite with respect to the second axis at a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OL.MI. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Ivano Miglioranzo
  • Patent number: 10350942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single wheel caster with a support element including a top element and a base element which includes at least one support arm, wherein the base element receives at least one hub for a wheel, wherein a thread protector is arranged on the hub, wherein a fixation device is arranged between the wheel and the support element. It is an object of the invention to provide a novel single wheel caster with substantially reduced assembly complexity. The object is achieved in that the locking device is arranged without additional fastening elements in an interior of the support element between at least one inner surface of the support element and at least on contact surface arranged rotationally fixated at the wheel, wherein the contact surface firmly contacts the locking device when the caster is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: STEINCO Paul vom Stein GmbH, MAGNUS MOBILITY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Thorsten Roedel
  • Patent number: 10342305
    Abstract: An interchangeable ring having a main ring which has a ring loop. The ring loop has an inner surface portion, an outer surface portion, and a through cavity formed as a space surrounded by the inner surface portion. The interchangeable ring also has an interchangeable stone setter having a spring loader operatively engaged with the main ring, a connector, and an engaging stone setter which is selectively configured between an unengaged position which the engaging stone setter detaches from the connector through the spring loader, and a locking position which the connector engages with the engaging stone setter through the spring loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Mau Koung Yep
  • Patent number: 10337229
    Abstract: A hinge having a first hinge part and a second hinge part. The second hinge part has a hinge pin to which the first hinge part is connected for movement relative to the second hinge part about a hinge axis between a closed position. An over-close mechanism is provided comprising a catch member on the second hinge part arranged to co-operate with the first hinge part to urge the first hinge part towards the closed position during closing movement of the first hinge part and to retain the first hinge part arrange to co-operate with the hinge pin to urge the first hinge part towards the closed position during closing movement. A soft-close mechanism is provided comprising a damper member on the first hinge part arranged to co-operate with the hinge pin to provide a braking force in the direction of closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin Beattie
  • Patent number: 10321743
    Abstract: A square princess cut gemstone (100) comprises a crown (300) having thirteen facets (310, 321-324, 331-334, 345-348). The crown facets include a square table facet (310) forming the top of the crown's truncated pyramid shape. Four upper girdle facets (321-324) extend upward from girdle edges (231-234). Four table-surrounding facets (331-334) extend upward from the upper girdle facets (321-324) to the table facet (310). Four bezel facets (345-348) straddles at least one of the adjoining corners of the upper girdle facets (321-324) and the adjoining corners of the table-surrounding facets (331-334).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Leonard J. Strnad
  • Patent number: 10306957
    Abstract: A jewelry item is provided to include a ring-shaped spring and a ring-shaped chain. The ring-shaped chain has a plurality of chain links, each of which is slidably attached to the ring-shaped spring. Each chain link has a plate with a first surface facing the spring and a second surface opposite to the first surface. Each chain link further has a seat and a hook opposite to each other. The hook is inserted into a seat of a subsequent chain link so as to lock the chain links to each other while allowing the chain links to reversibly slide from a compressed position to an expanded position with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Picchiotti S.r.l.
    Inventor: Ennio Scandolaro
  • Patent number: 10273732
    Abstract: A door closer includes: a cylinder secured on a door frame and having a cylinder head formed on a proximal end of the cylinder; a main value and a check valve respectively formed on the cylinder head to control the air in-and-out volume through the valves for lightly opening the door; a piston secured to a rod member slidably reciprocating within the cylinder with the rod member secured to a door; a restoring spring secured between the cylinder head and the rod member for normally resiliently restoring the rod member and the piston towards the cylinder head in order to close the door to the door frame normally as restored by the restoring spring; and at least a buffer member secured between the cylinder head and the piston so as to dampen the inertia force of the closing door to eliminate the noise or damage thus possibly caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: D&D Builders Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Lin Hung
  • Patent number: 10273730
    Abstract: A door hinge has a first hinge part, a hinge bracket connected to the first hinge part to be pivotable about a rotational axis and a second hinge part connected to the hinge bracket The hinge bracket has an angled mounting section that is forcibly guided on a receiving block a first direction x and is lockable in place. The receiving block is adjustable in a second direction y in the second hinge part 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Simonswerk GmbH
    Inventor: Nicolas Liermann
  • Patent number: 10261548
    Abstract: A hinge module includes a first motion component, a second motion component, a third motion component, a sliding member, an elastic member and an axle. The first and second motion components are pivoted to the axle, the third motion component is fixed to the axle, the sliding member is slidably disposed on the axle, and the elastic member is connected between the sliding member and the axle. When the second motion component rotates from a first operation state to a second operation state, the second motion component props against the axle to drive the third motion component and the sliding member to rotate, and the sliding member resists elastic force of the elastic member and moves along the axle. At the moment that the second motion component continues rotating, the sliding member is rotated by elastic force of the elastic member to drive the third motion member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Ju Liu
  • Patent number: 10258118
    Abstract: An oval shaped diamond, adapted to display a hearts and arrows pattern when exposed to light characteristic of the hearts and arrows pattern in a round diamond, comprising: an oval shape having two long sides symmetrical to each other, two short sides symmetrical to each other and four diagonal sides symmetrically located between the long sides and the short sides respectively, eight main crown facets, eight main pavilion facets, sixteen pavilion half facets; a uniform girdle of varying thickness separating the crown and pavilion facets, twelve subsidiary pavilion facets and eight crown star facets with each crown star facet including two facet sections of equal size and geometry on each of the two long and two short sides of the oval shaped diamond and two facet sections of non-equal size and geometry in each of the four diagonal or shoulder sides of the oval shaped diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WORLDWIDE DIAMOND TRADEMARKS LTD.
    Inventor: Roni Rydlewicz
  • Patent number: 10258117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable band that includes a strap extending between a first end and a second end and an axle extending between and attached to each of the first end and the second end, the axle including a smaller cross section than the strap. The wearable band includes a first disc portion including a first body, a first channel, a first groove and a first protrusion, and a second disc portion including a second body, a second channel, a second groove and a second protrusion. The first disc portion and the second disc portion are connected such that the first protrusion is located within the second groove and the second protrusion is located within the first groove. The first and second channels are aligned, and the axle is located within the aligned first and second channels. A method and kit are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen M. Graber, Joely M. Graber