Patents Examined by Gwendolyn W Baxter
  • Patent number: 10670191
    Abstract: A mount is configured for attachment to a neck of a pressure vessel that has a substantially cylindrical body having a diameter. The mount includes a central plate, first and second flanges, first and second vibration isolators, and a retainer. The central plate has a height and width, both of which are approximately equal to or less than the diameter, and an aperture. The first and second flanges are located at opposed first and second sides of the central plate, respectively, are oriented substantially perpendicular to the central plate, and are configured to extend toward the body. The first vibration isolator is configured for attachment to the first flange. The second vibration isolator is configured for attachment to the second flange. The retainer is configured for attachment proximate the aperture and is configured to accept a portion of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hexagon Technology AS
    Inventor: Brian C. Yeggy
  • Patent number: 10654379
    Abstract: A vehicle seat sliding device includes a lower rail, an upper rail, a lock lever, a spring, and an operation handle. A first through hole and a second through hole which are separated from each other in a longitudinal direction of the upper rail are formed in the upper rail. The lock lever further has a first engaging part which abuts on an inner wall surface of the first through hole and a second engaging part which abuts on an inner wall surface of the second through hole. At least while the lock lever is rotated by the operation handle, the first engaging part is engaged by the first through hole, and the second engaging part is engaged by the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Naoki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10641291
    Abstract: A quick connect mounting assembly for a ceiling fan. The quick connect mounting assembly includes two releasably attachable plates that are easily interconnected to mechanically couple elements of a ceiling fan. The quick connect mounting assembly can be used to mount a ceiling fan switch housing to a ceiling fan motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Rickey Thomas Jones, James Caleb McMillen
  • Patent number: 10637150
    Abstract: A mounting unit (210) securely mounts a radio wave reflection device (200) on a stable installation place such as a pole (20). A reflector unit (300) holds two reflectors (350, 360) at a tilt angle of 45°, allowing the two reflectors (350, 360) to be coaxial and rotatable independently of each other. A joint unit (220) connects the reflector unit (300) and the mounting unit (210). The joint unit (220) has rotational freedom along two axes (AZ axis and EL axis) orthogonal to each other. A radio wave reflecting device that relays, by reflection, radio communications between a first antenna device and a second antenna device distant from each other is thereby provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10617250
    Abstract: A kit of a hanging system includes one or more rails, one or more locking elements, one or more connecting pieces, and one or more ceiling attachments. The kit may be used for hanging curtains from a rail. Each locking element and each connecting piece are either used separately or together. Each ceiling attachment is used with a locking element. The locking element is either used to connect two rails to each other or to attach the connecting piece to the rail and to lock the connecting piece in a desired position on the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Inter Ikea Systems B.V.
    Inventors: David Wahl, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10622792
    Abstract: A cable guard suitable for the prevention of cable. The cable guard has a housing adapted to receive one or more length of cable, a cover connected to the housing, the cover allowing access to the housing for placing the cable in the housing and a locking mechanism for securing the length of cable inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TEN 47 LIMITED
    Inventors: Keith Forbes Gordon, Ronnie Anderson, Radoslav Hudec
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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