Patents Examined by Gwendolyn W Baxter
  • Patent number: 10602866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mailbox flag holder configured to be inserted over a conventional mailbox. The flag holder is particularly constructed to frictionally engage a mailbox such that the flag holder is securely held on the mailbox. Structurally, the flag holder is of a U-shape construction that includes a pair of legs and a base interconnecting the legs. The legs are slightly spreadable to accommodate the mailbox and once inserted on the mailbox, the legs tend to pull inwardly and grip the mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Benny R. Gooden
  • Patent number: 10597197
    Abstract: Provided is a fitment bistable pull-snap hold open mechanism including a flexible first and second flat, strip like members with one or more pivot members integrated into the second flat, strip like member. The first flat, strip like member is coupled to the second flat, strip like member at their respective ends with two or more bonding points. The one or more pivot members include a vertical living hinge and a flexure, which allows the mechanism to be biased between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The vertical living hinge does not extend to the top edge or the bottom edge of the second flat, strip like member to improve the integrity of the mechanism. The first and second flat, strip like members are applied proximate the opening of a flexible package on the inside walls and allow the package to be maintained in the open position for removing its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Vishaal B. Verma
  • Patent number: 10596977
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component includes an interior component body arranged along a vehicle body member with a face thereof exposed to a vehicle room and a display unit arranged at the interior component body to perform displaying for a passenger. The display unit includes a light source to radiate light to the interior component body from a back face side thereof, a transmissive section to perform displaying to be visible from a front face side of the interior component body by being transmissively illuminated with light from the light source as being formed by thinning a region of the interior component body, and a reinforcing member arranged on the back face side of the interior component body to reinforce the transmissive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10588435
    Abstract: An adjustable easel support apparatus and method for forming. The easel support apparatus has selected adjustment features facilitating options of supporting an object. As a table easel, the support posts of the apparatus standing in an upright position and connected to a rigid material, can be adjusted up or down to a desired slant. Users of the table easel could be calligraphers, artists, illustrators, painters, not excluding others. Removable legs of the apparatus further reduce the angle of an attached rigid material providing another alternative slope. The removable legs could have protective non-skid product applied to enhance immovability in either position stabilizing against sliding and pivotal movement. The apparatus is small, portable and light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Lynette Lapriel Bergeron, Jacqualyn Marlene Pendleton
  • Patent number: 10565902
    Abstract: A display panel support and a support assembly are provided. The display panel support includes a base, a pillar support, a first clamping assembly, and a second clamping assembly. The pillar support is detachably mounted to the base. The first clamping assembly is disposed on the pillar support. The first clamping assembly includes a first clamping plate and a first adjusting member. The first adjusting member is used for mounting the first clamping plate to the pillar support and adjusting a distance between the first clamping plate and the pillar support. The second clamping assembly is disposed at a bottom end of the pillar support. The second clamping assembly includes a second clamping plate and a second adjusting member. The second adjusting member is used for mounting the second clamping plate to the pillar support and adjusting a distance between the second clamping plate and the pillar support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenqiang Bao
  • Patent number: 10544807
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, mechanisms, systems and methods for flush mounted fans such as hugger fans for easy mounting by pre-attaching a bracket on a motor to a ceiling mounted plate by a hook, the plate having noise isolation pads. Raised alignment tabs and female receptacles on the ceiling plate and motor bracket for easily aligning the bracket to the ceiling plate, along with captive fasteners to attach the motor bracket to the ceiling plate. The alignment tabs allow the installer to position the bracket to the plate by sliding the bracket against the plate so that captive fasteners on the bracket adjacent to the alignment tabs are aligned with fastener holes on the plate. Finally, the installer can easily screw the captive fasteners into the holes for an easy to install, secure and wobble free installation between the motor bracket and the ceiling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary Zauhar, Eliezer Rivera, Tien S. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10533685
    Abstract: Embodiments include portable support systems configured to support structures, and corresponding methods. The portable support systems include two individual segments, pieces and/or panels that couple or combine and fit together to form the support systems. The support systems of embodiments are configured for the spanning and/or support of structures including pipes, hoses, and/or cables over structures, voids, and/or obstacles, thereby preventing dislodging and insufficient support of pipes, hoses, and/or cables from the support systems. The support systems of embodiments are configured to prevent improperly supported walls from collapse as a result of improper support of objects spanning the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan N. Blundell, Landon W. Lochridge, Garrett D. Blundell, John C. Hall
  • Patent number: 10527200
    Abstract: A clip, for securing a portion of a long thin item such as a cable or pipe, includes a cradle portion for receiving a surface of an item to be secured, a fixing portion with at least one formation extending to be securable to a support, and a flexible member extending from a location at or adjacent an end of the cradle portion. The flexible portion has a free end and formations at or near the free end to engage with other formations fixed in relation to the cradle portion. In use, the cradle portion and the flexible member define an enclosing loop, such that the flexible member may hold an item against the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lake Products Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher Charles Morrow, Michael John Sumner, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 10527002
    Abstract: A seal retainer for a fire seal of a gas turbine engine is provided. The seal retainer includes a core formed from a thermoplastic material and having a shape of a seal retainer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a first layer applied to the top surface of the core, and a second layer applied to the bottom surface of the core. The first layer and the second layer are formed from a high-temperature resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Brian Hayes, Joseph C. Zecca
  • Patent number: 10512800
    Abstract: A fall arrest anchor for minimizing risk of falls and multiple configurations appropriate to different specific construction situations is provided. The fall arrest anchor comprises a dual anchor having an open first end and an open second end with the open first end being opposite the open second end. An amount of cast concrete completely encases the dual anchor between the first end and the second end. An upper fall arrest attachment is releasably securable within the open first end of the dual anchor. A lower fall arrest attachment is releasably securable within the open second end of the dual anchor. The dual anchor allows for sequential placement on a perimeter of elevated surfaces either as tie-offs or for holding static perimeter lines, mitigating risks of work on leading edges in general and on high rise roof tops with low parapet walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Carillo
  • Patent number: 10507961
    Abstract: An organizing device with rubberized twist ties. The organizing device includes a body piece and a back piece designed such that the back piece fits into the body piece to form an enclosed unit. The back piece can be fitted with various attachment devices, such as a suction cup or a magnet, for mounting the organizing device to different types of surfaces. The organizing device further includes small rubberized twist ties, threaded through the body piece, which can be used for hanging or securing small items from or securing items to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Gallup, Bowden Ormsbee, Peter Zagone
  • Patent number: 10465843
    Abstract: An article for attachment to a hinge for holding items is disclosed. The article includes a magnetic member for attachment to a door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eneflux Armtek Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony R. Mantella
  • Patent number: 10451197
    Abstract: System for guiding a plurality of adjacently arranged conduits (1), which system comprises a frame configuration (2) which is configured to guide the conduits and to form a connection with an attachment surface or attachment points, wherein the system further comprises locking elements (3), which extend transversely to the conduits, wherein the locking elements are able to provide a releasable connection with the frame configuration, and wherein the system further comprises spiral locking springs (4), which extend transversely to the conduits, wherein the spiral locking springs are configured to secure the arrangement of the adjacently arranged conduits, in cooperation with the locking elements. For example, the frame configuration is a ladder-shaped frame or comprises one or more frame sections (5, 5?). The locking elements may extend on the inner side or the outer side of the spiral locking springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Burggraaf Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Lars Daniel Burggraaf, Wouter Nicolas Andries Burggraaf
  • Patent number: 10451096
    Abstract: A three part reversible clamping retention clip is provided comprising a mounting area for attachment to a holster, bag, pouch or other device and a clamping head with adjacent flap for reversible and secure engagement to a material worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Randall Lynn Darby
  • Patent number: 10448264
    Abstract: A rotatable antenna apparatus has a fixed unit for attachment of the apparatus to an external structure, and a rotatable unit mounted on the fixed unit for rotation relative to the fixed unit. The rotatable unit comprises both an antenna assembly and processing circuitry coupled to the antenna assembly for performing signal processing operations. The apparatus further includes a thermally conductive shaft connected to the rotatable unit and located for rotation within the fixed unit, and a thermally conductive coupling structure to conduct heat from one or more heat generating components of the processing circuitry into the thermally conductive shaft. A heat sink within the fixed unit is thermally coupled to the thermally conductive shaft to draw heat away from the thermally conductive shaft. This provides an efficient mechanism for removing heat from the rotatable unit, whilst still allowing the rotatable unit to be sealed against external environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: David Charles Elson, Martin Lysejko
  • Patent number: 10434954
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for securing a housing to a windshield of the vehicle includes a mounting bracket having a plurality of keyhole slots, each having a receiving opening at one end of the keyhole slot, a locking recess at another end of the keyhole slot, and a ramp connecting the receiving opening with the locking recess. A plurality of mounting posts each including a base portion, a head portion, and a collar portion are mounted to the windshield and positioned to align with associated keyhole slots in the mounting bracket. The keyhole slots and the mounting posts are arranged such that the head portion of each mounting post is received into the receiving opening of its associate keyhole slot, slidable up the ramp of its associated keyhole slot, and lockable into the locking recess of its associated keyhole slot. The housing is attachable to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael A. Hart
  • Patent number: 10422472
    Abstract: An accessory bracket is described for weight lifting accessories and/or fitness accessories which may be able to fit onto each of the three common sizes of gym rigging implements without alterations. The accessory bracket may be able to hold the accessories rigidly and strongly even with the application of forces from all directions, including upwards. Gym rigging may be perforated with a number of holes that may be used for attaching the accessory bracket. These holes are often as close to each other to allow for a great deal of adjustability in the height of accessories which may be mounted to the gym rigging implement. The diameter of the perforations are sized so that a quick detach pin can go through the perforations and through corresponding holes in the bracket to secure the bracket, and any attached accessory, to the gym rigging implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Warren Inouye
  • Patent number: 10422473
    Abstract: Multi-use mounting brackets having an extension configured to support one or more therapeutic apparatuses or other equipment accessories. A single multi-use mounting bracket fits gym rigging or gym racks of different sizes and hole configurations. This accomplished by including multiple pairs of holes that are sized and positioned to be compatible with different gym rigging configurations. The multi-use mounting brackets are advantageously designed to resist both downward and upward forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Warren Inouye
  • Patent number: 10414504
    Abstract: An aircraft seat mounting device with at least one carrier profile, with at least one aircraft seat element and with at least one intermediate element, which at least substantially encompasses the at least one carrier profile and is coupled to the at least one aircraft seat element. The intermediate element is arranged rotatably with respect to the carrier profile at least in case of crash/deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Roderwald, Thomas Drenzeck
  • Patent number: 10420230
    Abstract: A support can be easily attached to and is less likely to separate from an opening of a chassis of an electronic device. The support has a first elastic member having a recessed portion and configured to be fitted into the opening so that an opening surface of the recessed portion is directed to an inside of the chassis, and a second member having a protruding portion configured to be fitted into the recessed portion of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Shigeki Mori, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata