Patents Examined by Gary C. Hoge
  • Patent number: 11814244
    Abstract: A decorative container for collecting used wine corks prior to recycling is formed from at least a front and rear panel that are generally rigid and optionally spaced apart in two parallel planes by sides panels. The side panels may have a plurality of fingers that are received in mating slots in the front and rear panels to form a box with an open upper rim and a closed bottom for receiving the corks. Decorative artwork or photographic images may be printed on the rear surface of a clear front panel. The rear surface of the clear front panel having the decorative artwork or photograph images is covered by a protective laminating layer. Decorative plaques may be attached to the forward face of the front panel via magnets. The magnets may be secured to the front panel by bolts that urge the front and rear panel secure engagement with the side panels. The decorative plaques are sized to fit over the bolts and/or magnet components that would otherwise be visible on the front sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Andrew Michael Bakaysza
  • Patent number: 11798442
    Abstract: A runway guidance sign includes a housing defining an interior space and an opening at a front side. The housing includes opposite upper and lower walls. An interior upright is received in the interior space of the housing. The interior upright is fastened to and extends between the upper and lower walls. The interior upright is integrally formed from a one-piece sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Mohan Ahire, Ishwari Ramesh Marne, Amol Anil Khalkar, Hemraj Thorat
  • Patent number: 11798441
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a magnetic fluid display in which a magnetic fluid moves in response to a magnetic field and which may display a unique visual image according to the meeting and parting of the magnetic fluid. A magnetic fluid display according to the present invention comprises: a display unit including a transparent liquid into which a magnetic fluid is injected; and a magnetic field generating unit for applying a magnetic field to the magnetic fluid at a rear surface of the display unit. When the magnetic field is applied, the magnetic fluid moves in the transparent liquid in a directional manner, so that an image may be displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CK MATERIALS LAB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeong Jun Kim, Jong Hun Lee, Min Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11798443
    Abstract: A hazard warning system having a display panel operatively associated with two mounting elements. One mounting element is adapted for coupling to a trailer hitch, and another mounting element is adapted for engaging a ground-supported frame. The display panel is configurable to alert and instruct the public in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Eric M. Janik
  • Patent number: 11790807
    Abstract: A visual image display board according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a horizontal base and a display board. The display board includes a front surface, a back surface, a left side, a right side, an upper side and a bottom side. The bottom side of the display board is coupled to the horizontal base. An adhesive layer is disposed between the bottom side of the display board and the horizontal base. The adhesive layer couples the display board to the horizontal base. One or more photographs are conformally disposed on the front surface of the display board. A shape of the one or more photographs substantially corresponds with a shape of the display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Richard Zappa
  • Patent number: 11790813
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved A-frame support for displaying signs, together with a hinge for outwardly-pivoting the A-frame support and a device for bracing the A-frame support in outwardly-pivoted, open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SmartSign LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Struhl, Raymond M. Schneider
  • Patent number: 11783737
    Abstract: A crowd management system (CMS), is disclosed which includes a command and control (C2) subsystem, a sensor network in communication with the C2 subsystem and adapted to provide signals corresponding to geographical number of individuals in a venue, and one or more crowd management devices (CMDs) further in communication with the C2 subsystem, each of the CMDs including a base adapted to release air at a high pressure, the base further including a positional device adapted to position the base according to a selective position, and an inflatable body terminating into a predefined shape adapted to convey a predefined message to individuals near the CMDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Travis L Cline, Braiden M. Frantz, Krassimir Tzvetanov, James Eric Dietz
  • Patent number: 11776433
    Abstract: An electronic label with a housing, that comprises a front wall and a rear wall and a side wall, wherein the front wall comprises a, particularly reflective, screen, and wherein by contrast to the front wall and rear wall, the side wall is constructed to be light-conducting and wherein a light source for emitting the light that can be generated using it through the side wall is positioned inside the housing, and wherein the side wall is inclined towards the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SES-IMAGOTAG GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rössl
  • Patent number: 11776435
    Abstract: A layered metal display has a base layer, an item layer, and one or more design layers. The item layer is coupled to the base layer via a plurality of tabs. The tabs extend rearwardly substantially perpendicular to the item layer and pass through tab receiving slots in the base layer. The distal ends of the tabs may be bent, welded, or otherwise secured to the base layer. The two or more layers form a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Vandy, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Vandermyde, Zachary Vandermyde, Ashton Vandermyde, Christopher Burke
  • Patent number: 11762425
    Abstract: A display unit is supported by the mobile and stationary mounts that are rotatable with respect to each other about a common support. The mounts include undulating pattern between them that enables to move relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Art Guild, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Roan, Konrad Giersz, Ivan Letinic
  • Patent number: 11723442
    Abstract: A badge system for a shirt carrier or like body armor carrying includes an attachment panel and a badge flap removably attached to the attachment panel. A retention tab is located at the top of the attachment panel such that the top edge of the badge is sandwiched between the strap and the attachment panel to secure the badge to the carrier. The badge flap is printable and embroiderable or may be used a surface on which badges or other items can be attached. The badge flaps can be conveniently printed or embroidered in bulk, avoiding the difficulties associated with printing or embroidering directly on the shirt carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Shamshuddeen Junior Jamaludin
  • Patent number: 11721248
    Abstract: A trim element having an outer surface that is at least partially translucent, the outer surface defining a main display surface and a peripheral display surface, the peripheral display surface extending around at least a portion of the main display surface, a screen of a display device extending opposite the main display surface. The trim member includes an illumination device having a luminous sheet extending opposite the main display surface and the peripheral display surface so as to emit at least a first luminous signal onto the screen and at least a second luminous signal illuminating at least a portion of the peripheral display surface when the luminous sheet is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Faurecia Clarion Electronics Europe
    Inventors: Edouard Da Silva, Romain Feilleux
  • Patent number: 11718209
    Abstract: An adjustable suspended seat apparatus having a tuned frequency-tailored damping through stratified seat structure is described. The damping seat structure includes: a first material of a plurality of materials having a first characteristic to provide a first damping effect in a first layer. A second material of the plurality of materials based on a second characteristic to provide a second damping effect in a second layer, the first material or the second material having an adjustable damping characteristic. The suspended seat apparatus includes a seat base configured to have the seat coupled thereto; a suspension system coupled to the seat base, the suspension system comprising: an adjustment feature configured to adjust operation of the suspension system; and a chassis mount coupled to the suspension system, the chassis mount configured to be coupled to a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wittenschlaeger, Timothy King, Mason Powers, Jeffrey Hermann
  • Patent number: 11721243
    Abstract: A foldable article having a sliceform removably secured to one or more panels of the foldable article. A tab having a retaining portion may extend from at least one of the one or more panels of the foldable article. The tab may pass through an opening in the sliceform and the retaining portion may be wider than the width of the opening. The retaining member may be manipulated to pass through the opening to removably secure the sliceform to, and/or detach the sliceform from, the foldable article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas A. Wallen
  • Patent number: 11721249
    Abstract: A trim element having a display area defined by a display device, and an edge piece that includes a peripheral area extending around at least part of the display area, the peripheral area being at least partly translucent, the display area and the peripheral area forming at least a part of an outer surface of the trim element. The trim element further includes an illumination device arranged to illuminate the display device to display images on the display area. The illumination device has a luminous sheet extending at least facing the display area and the peripheral area of the edge piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Faurecia Clarion Electronics Europe
    Inventors: Edouard Da Silva, Romain Feilleux
  • Patent number: 11718436
    Abstract: A method for adhering a label, lettering, ink, a tattoo, sketch, design or color (“indicia”) to a substrate comprising the steps of: providing an indicia-bearing backing paper; moistening the indicia-bearing backing paper to form a moistened indicia-bearing layer; providing an adhesive layer between the moistened indicia-bearing layer and the substrate; placing the moistened indicia-bearing layer on the adhesive layer; allowing the indicia to become separated from the backing paper, leaving the indicia upon the substrate; and drying on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Carol Diane Casey
  • Patent number: 11713004
    Abstract: An attachment apparatus for attaching an electronic media display unit to a vehicle has a containing arrangement that goes over a portion or a whole of the electronic media display unit, and an adhesive arrangement to facilitate adhering the attachment apparatus, and thus facilitate attaching the electronic media display unit to an outside of the vehicle. A portion or a whole of the adhesive arrangement adheres to the outside of the vehicle, outside a portion or a whole of a perimeter of the electronic media display unit, to facilitate attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Bevan Hockly
  • Patent number: 11707101
    Abstract: A head cover includes a brim formed from a plastic sheet. The plastic sheet includes a first area with a material having a first degree of transparency to light and a second area at least partially surrounded by the first area, the second area including a material having a second degree of transparency to light different from the first area. The second area further includes a shape of a logo. At least one of the first area and the second area project an image of the logo onto a surface or object distantly located from the brim when a light impinges on the brim. The head cover is a cap, a visor, or a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventor: Boaz Fringero
  • Patent number: 11710428
    Abstract: An illuminated decorative panel comprises a slab composed at least partly of substantially transparent material, a decorative element associated with the slab, lighting device/unit/component/structure of the slab comprising at least one emitting device of at least one light wave, wherein the slab comprises at least one housing compartment of the emitting device formed along at least one stretch of at least one side of the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: TECNOGRAFICA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Lamberti
  • Patent number: 11705021
    Abstract: An article comprising a pop-up card is provided. The article comprises a single sheet of paper including a single crease and separating the sheet of paper into a left panel and a right panel, wherein the sheet is in a closed position when folded along the crease, and wherein the sheet is in the open position when not folded along the crease, a pop-up slice-form element coupled to said sheet, wherein the slice-form includes a first plurality of slice-form elements perpendicular to a second plurality of slice-form elements when in the open position, wherein the slice-form element comprises a first and last slice-form element each with a distal tab, and wherein in the open position the pop-up slice-form element is displayed as a three-dimensional configuration, and in the closed position said pop-up slice-form element folds together into a flat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: LovePop, Inc.
    Inventors: John Perry Wise, Robin Sebastian Koske Rose