Patents Examined by Gary C. Hoge
  • Patent number: 10780823
    Abstract: A safety sign device is for a vehicle. The safety sign device includes a first sign having proximal and distal end, a first hinge being coupled to the proximal end of the first sign, the first hinge being coupled to a side of the vehicle, and a second sign being coupled to the side of the vehicle and being substantially parallel to the side of the vehicle. The first hinge is configured to extend and retract the first sign between a retracted position and an extended position. The first and second signs may be transverse to each other in the extended position, and may be flat against the side of the vehicle in the retracted position. The safety sign device includes a first flexible arm coupled to the first hinge and having an elongate housing, and visual indicators carried by the elongate housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Danny Ringer
  • Patent number: 10780803
    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: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wittenschlaeger, Timothy King, Mason Powers, Jeffrey Hermann
  • Patent number: 10783811
    Abstract: A clip bracket assembly includes a clip bracket including a base portion and a clip portion, the base portion defining a clearance hole, the base portion and the clip portion together defining an insertion slot, the clip portion configured to hold a display panel inside the insertion slot; and a clip fastener including a head and a shank, the shank extending through the clearance hole defined in the clip bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Tuttle, John Richard Muse, Paul Ott, Travis Walters
  • Patent number: 10766436
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plate, a securing mechanism and a plurality of pouches. The plate may have a top, a bottom, a front face, and a back face. The securing mechanism may be connected to the top of the plate. The securing mechanism may be configured to attach to a glass window of a vehicle. The plurality of pouches may be connected to the front face. The pouches may be configured to hold physical identification documents. The plate is configured to rest flush with the glass window when the glass window is rolled up. The apparatus allows the physical identification documents to be presented during a traffic stop without the need to verbally and physically interact with a police officer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Simmons
  • Patent number: 10762803
    Abstract: A reminder system in the form of a removable label. The label is configured to allow a consumer to monitor consumption of a medication and/or supplement. The label has a re-adherable adhesive backing and perforated tear off tabs. In one step, the consumer may tear off the tab for the dosage that is taken so that the next time the consumer views the bottle, the consumer is aware that the dose has been taken and what dose is to be taken next. The label is tailored to the predetermined prescription schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Leeanna Gantt
  • Patent number: 10756460
    Abstract: An inlay or identifier element system for identifying and/or matching corresponding parts of an apparatus includes a color coding or other indicia on a visible surface of an inlay and a pocket formed on the apparatus. The inlay is inserted in the pocket, which is positioned to identify a first part of the apparatus. A matching color coding or indicia is on a second part of the apparatus to be coupled to the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Cerniglia
  • Patent number: 10755609
    Abstract: Individual address numbers are provided which can be illuminated using solar energy to completely power the illumination at night would result in great savings in electricity to residential consumers and commercial establishments. The foregoing features are provided by equipping individual address numbers with the necessary elements and circuitry to gather and store solar energy for use in the evening to power light emitting diodes to illuminate each respective individual number. Additionally, wireless capability may be provided which allows the illumination of the individual address numbers to be turned on and off in the event illumination is needed prior to darkness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Theresa Harris
  • Patent number: 10755610
    Abstract: A display frame includes at least one supporting frame having a receiving slot; at least one connector having a main portion and at least two connecting portions rotatably arranged on the main portion; wherein the connecting portions can slide along the receiving slot to lock the connecting portion of the supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Lei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10753528
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible screen support device for supporting a flexible screen, the support device comprising a support plate, a first telescopic bracket, several second telescopic brackets located at both sides of the first telescopic bracket, wherein the first telescopic bracket and the several second telescopic brackets couple the support plate and the flexible screen, and the flexible screen forms a curved surface by means of the first telescopic bracket and the several second telescopic brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Wu, Weifeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10737189
    Abstract: A balloon comprises a printed display. The printed display comprises: a printed image layer; a blocking layer provided behind selected portions of the printed image layer; and a diffusion layer provided behind at least those portions of the printed image layer not backed by the blocking layer. The blocking layer acts to block illumination of portions of the printed image layer, such that the printed display provides a different appearance when lit primarily from inside the balloon to when lit primarily from outside the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seatriever International Holdings Limited
    Inventor: James Halliburton
  • Patent number: 10726749
    Abstract: A trifold presentation board assembly for securing and protecting a display includes a panel that comprises a first section and a pair of second sections. Each second section is hingedly coupled to a respective opposing edge of the first section and is positioned to be pivoted relative to the first section to selectively reposition the panel from an extended configuration to a folded configuration. A forward face of each of the second sections is positioned proximate to a front face of the first section so that the pair of second sections covers the front face of the first section. A plurality of couplers that is coupled to a rear surface of the panel is positioned to be selectively mutually coupled when the panel is in the folded configuration. The panel is configured to shield and protect a display article that is coupled to a front surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Gregg Narcisse
  • Patent number: 10716415
    Abstract: An adjustable media frame has been developed. The adjustable media frame includes an adjustable upper rail and a hanging pendant member. The adjustable upper rail includes a first upper rail member and a second upper rail member with the first upper rail member sliding in or over the second upper rail member to adjust the length of the upper rail. The hanging pendant member is included with a hanging connection point to both the first upper rail member and the second upper rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sean Lydon
  • Patent number: 10713982
    Abstract: An improved three-dimensional sign includes three light boxes each having a light box housing, a light or lights, a light diffuser, and a bezel configured to releasably secure a graphical image in contact with the respective diffuser. Each of the three light box housings and the respective diffusers are formed with respective selectively-shaped peripheries. The first, second, and third light boxes are selectively positioned with respect to each other within a fixture housing that provides a dark background for the backlit graphics, for the three selectively shaped peripheries and graphics to create a particular inverse cube illusion. The structural arrangement also provides the illusion that the statically displayed advertisement graphic(s) is/are directed towards and follows the consumer as he/she approaches and then walks past the sign. The dark environment is provided by a housing of sufficient depth, having a dark surface that is preferably black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sherretts, Jamison Sherretts
  • Patent number: 10713975
    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: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas A. Wallen
  • Patent number: 10702081
    Abstract: A planar display pane assembly includes a frame assembly with a frame with first and second spaced apart and opposed second decorative with first and second openings to receive a planar display pane. A through opening is formed through the frame to view the planar display pane in either direction of the frame. The first opening is formed around the through opening. The second opening is formed around the through opening and facing away from the first opening. A first plurality of fasteners is formed about the first opening. A second plurality of fasteners is formed about the second opening. A plurality of retainers is sized to engage the first plurality of fasteners or the second plurality of fasteners to retain the planar display pane to the frame. The planar display pane is received within the first opening or the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Dax Allen, James Allen Austin, III
  • Patent number: 10702065
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a reusable writing panel including a writing surface and attachment mechanisms is disclosed. The writing panel may include a stacked layer configuration, having a front or first layer defining a writing surface and a rear or second layer defining a connection surface, with an optional spacer layer positioned therebetween. The connection surface may include one or more attachable or securable elements, such as a first attraction element and a second attraction element, that may generate different types of attraction forces, e.g., magnetic and suction. This variation in connection types allows the panel to be securable to various types of objects or surfaces, e.g., magnetic and non-magnetic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Comsero, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Franco
  • Patent number: 10703602
    Abstract: An apparatus for a Torah scroll, the apparatus including two parallel plates, at least a first rail, for sliding the two parallel plates one away from the other, for adjusting the distance therebetween, and depressions in widths of at least one of the two parallel plates disposed at two ends thereof, thereby surfaces of the two parallel plates function as an ark while being disposed near one another, and the depressions function as supports for handles of rollers of a Torah scroll at an open state thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Yohanan Berliner
  • Patent number: 10706752
    Abstract: A collapsible land-based multi-directional signal assembly includes a signal display assembly having one or more display surface, and at least one signal indicia affixed to each display surface. A collapsible land-based collapsible multi-directional signal assembly includes a multi-directional signal display assembly comprising a plurality of signal display panels. Each of the plurality of signal display panels comprising at least one display surface, and a plurality of signal indicia are affixed onto different ones of each of the plurality of display surfaces. A signal support assembly is provided such that the collapsible land-based multi-directional signal display assembly is disposable into a deployed orientation about the signal support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10699607
    Abstract: A billboard advertising apparatus and installation method include an under-layer base and an overlying image layer. The under-layer provides an opaque white surface to a billboard panel as well as protection for the overlying image layer. The image layer is a thin translucent color layer with advertising or message copy. With the presence of a base or under-layer, the cost to make the image layer may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: R2 Billboards, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick R. Rackley, Hank Ridless
  • Patent number: 10692405
    Abstract: A transport equipment label bracket that can be used during tracking and/or locating of delivery item(s) (e.g. mail) positioned on delivery-item transport equipment such as a delivery-item transport cart. The bracket can have positioned thereon a permanent first identifier and a permanent second identifier, wherein the second identifier includes a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. The bracket can further include a placard mount for temporarily positioning a placard such as a delivery-item transport equipment label. The placard and either/both of the first identifier and the second identifier can be scanned to associate or conjoin the placard with the RFID chip as represented in a computerized delivery-item-tracking system. Thereafter, the RFID chip can be scanned to identify a location of the placard and thus the location of the delivery-item transport cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventor: Clayton C. Bonnell