Patents Examined by Hau V Phan
  • Patent number: 10730542
    Abstract: The utility cart of the present application comprises a frame, and a plurality of wheels supported by the frame. In at least one embodiment, the frame comprises at least one wall which defines a recessed upper cavity, and a front cavity. The utility cart further comprises a plurality of parts boxes removably disposed within the front cavity; and a handle disposed in proximity to a bottom of the upper cavity and further disposed in proximity to a top of the front cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Edward G. Guirlinger
  • Patent number: 10723094
    Abstract: The present invention provides an annular beam of monolithic construction of one homogeneous material and a related efficient, low-cost non-pneumatic tire. Specific geometric design, combined with nonlinear elastomer physical properties, enable the suppression of all reinforcing belts, continuous fibers, or other strengthening layers in the annular beam. The annular beam consists of at least two bands that are continuous in the circumferential direction and connected by a web geometry. The non-pneumatic tire consists of the annular beam, a ground contacting portion, a central wheel, and a plurality of web spokes that connect the wheel and beam. When the tire is loaded to a design load against a flat surface over a design contact length, a contact area of essentially uniform pressure is produced, while the load is transmitted from the beam to the hub via tension in the web spokes. The tire can be economically manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CAMSO INC.
    Inventor: Ronald H. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10721864
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10709065
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10710527
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a seat; a back panel having at least a part disposed behind the seat; and a battery disposed behind the back panel. The battery is disposed above a seating surface of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Ishibashi, Itsuo Takegami, Kazumasa Hisada
  • Patent number: 10703399
    Abstract: A trailer assembly is provided for a wagon. The trailer assembly has a trailer frame comprising a first frame pivotally connected to the wagon, a second frame pivotally connected to the wagon, and a first link pivotally connecting the first frame to the second frame. The trailer frame is positionable between a first or use position and a second or folded position, A wheel is rotatedly connected to the trailer frame to support the trailer frame in the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Ostergaard, Daniel Gulick
  • Patent number: 10696315
    Abstract: A stall and tack cart for transporting livestock is provided. The livestock stall and tack cart generally incorporates telescoping members and stall carriers protruding vertically therefrom. The telescoping members allow for a length of the livestock stall and tack cart to be adjusted such that the stall carriers may hold one or more livestock stalls securely while the stall and tack cart is in motion. The devices and methods provided have the advantages of being as durable and capable of carrying heavy loads as currently existing livestock transportation solutions, but allow equipment for one or more livestock animals to be quickly and easily transported, for example, from a waiting or confinement area to an exhibition space, including through crowded, obstructed, or tight passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Clint Dale Monk
  • Patent number: 10688377
    Abstract: There is provided a system for mounting accessories on skateboards including a mounting baseplate having at least two mounting holes, a receiving port formed by a first support and a second support, wherein the second support includes a retention element, the supports extending from the second side of the mounting baseplate, the receiving port angled at a mounting angle, a securing element extending through the first support and the second support and engaging the retention element, and an accessory housing including an accessory body housing an accessory, and a mounting element extending from the accessory body, the accessory housing connected to the mounting baseplate by the mounting element engaged with the receiving port and secured in place by the securing element, and wherein the receiving port is oriented at the mounting angle to allow engagement of the accessory housing without interference from a truck mounting hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Tedy Fugel
  • Patent number: 10688855
    Abstract: An energy storage system may include an internal battery. Further, the energy storage system may include a motor electrically coupled to the internal battery. Further, the energy storage system may include an alternator rotatably coupled with the motor. Further, the energy storage system may include a primary battery electrically coupled to the alternator. Further, the energy storage system may include a voltage sensor configured for sensing a voltage level of the primary battery. Further, the energy storage system may include a switching device electrically coupled to each of the internal battery and the motor; and, may be configured for controlling electrical connectivity between the internal battery and the motor based on the voltage level of the primary battery. Further, the energy storage system may include an electrical interconnect electrically coupled to one or more of the internal battery, the alternator and the primary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: David D. Moore
  • Patent number: 10688859
    Abstract: A motor integration assembly includes a supporting structure for connecting a transmission of a vehicle to a drivetrain of the vehicle, wherein the support structure includes a housing to receive a portion of the drivetrain of the vehicle. The motor integration assembly also includes a torque transfer unit for transferring torque from an electric machine to the portion of the drivetrain of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: XL Hybrids
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Leach, Neal Ennis Brenner, Jason Paul Hafer, Joseph D. McCabe
  • Patent number: 10688844
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided, which includes an engine bay having an upper wall, side walls, a front wall, and a rear wall, an engine disposed inside the engine bay, and a dedicated heat retention member provided inside the engine bay, the dedicated heat retention member comprising an upper lid part covering the engine from above to be openable and closable, and side-wall parts covering a side of the engine. A portion of the side-wall parts is comprised of an engine mount bracket configured to support mounts of the engine, instead of the dedicated heat retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiya Tanaka, Kazumi Okamura, Tomo Fujiaki
  • Patent number: 10689031
    Abstract: A tilting vehicle having a steering system actively steering a front axle and a rear axle having two wheels that can be deflected individually in a vertical manner with respect to a vehicle body and that are independent of the steering system. The wheels of the rear axle can be steered by passive steering device configured to generate a steering force because of a vertical deflection of the wheels as the vehicle body tilts to one side. The steering force causing wheels to steer towards the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Simon, Lutz Eckstein
  • Patent number: 10675971
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a motor vehicle drive shaft including an engine, a gearbox, and a shaft (50) divided into two half-shafts coupled to a differential. A hydraulic machine (10) is linked to the gear box or to the differential in order to be driven by said link. The hydraulic machine (10) forms a bearing (100) for one of the half-shafts (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Christophe Pierre Jean Gouzou, Francois-Xavier Le Lay
  • Patent number: 10668860
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a car running board and car, comprising a first running board body, a second running board body and at least one car installation support; the first running board body is telescopically connected with the second running board body; the car installation support is rigidly connected with the first running board body and/or the second running board body on one end and with the car on the other end. Through the above method, the car running board structure of the present invention can change flexibly and contract to reduce volume during the transport, thus saving both the transport cost and storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: WINBO-Dongjian Automotive Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Weiting He, Tong Dai, CHangling Yu, Yongbo Chen
  • Patent number: 10669141
    Abstract: An object is to provide an industrial vehicle whereby it is possible to arrange an exhaust purifying apparatus in an efficient layout, and to achieve a high purifying performance. An industrial vehicle includes: a cargo loading device disposed on a front part of a vehicle; a counter weight disposed on a rear part of the vehicle; an engine housed in an engine room formed in front of the counter weight inside the vehicle; and an exhaust purifying device disposed inside the engine room and configured to purify exhaust gas of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI NICHIYU FORKLIFT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunta Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10669917
    Abstract: An auxiliary exhaust system for an internal combustion generator of a recreational vehicle has an elbow section with a proximal end adapted to be removably attached to an exhaust pipe of a generator and a remote end affixed to a first stack section; a second stack section adapted to be removably attached to a remote end of the first stack section, and a terminal stack section adapted to be removably affixed to a remote end of the second stack section, the stack sections together forming a fluid conduit for exhaust gases; the inlet end of the first stack section having restricted diameter portion to create a venturi effect on gases flowing through the first stack section; wherein the remote end of the elbow section is of smaller diameter than the inlet end of the first stack section and is held in concentric, spaced-apart relation to the inlet end of the first stack section to enable ambient air to be drawn into the inlet end of the first stack section as gases are passed through the auxiliary exhaust system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Camco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Christopher Atwell
  • Patent number: 10668803
    Abstract: A wheel hub bearing unit includes an outer ring disposed on an axially outer side of the hub bearing unit and coupled to a wheel, a stationary shaft passing through a center bore of the outer ring, and a plurality of rolling elements arranged in an annular space between the outer ring and the stationary shaft. Motor and speed reduction units are offset from an axis of the wheel hub bearing unit in a direction perpendicular thereto, with the motor unit disposed adjacent to an axially inner end portion of the stationary shaft. The speed reduction unit includes an output gear coupled to the outer ring and a rolling bearing provided between the output gear and the stationary shaft to support the output gear. A carrier disposed on an axially inner side relative to the hub bearing unit is secured to the axially inner end portion of the stationary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Tamura, Shinya Taikou
  • Patent number: 10647312
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is provided a device for a vehicle, having: a first interface configured to couple to at least one replaceable fluid container for a vehicle comprising a battery, the first interface comprising at least one fluid port configured to couple to at least one fluid port of the replaceable fluid container; a second interface configured to couple to an engine of the vehicle, the second interface comprising at least one fluid port configured to couple to at least one fluid port of a fluid circulation system of the vehicle; a fluid path coupled to at least one fluid port of the first interface and at least one fluid port of the second interface; and at least one electrical pump configured to be powered and/or driven by the battery of the vehicle and to cause fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventors: Rana Ali, David John Roach Williams
  • Patent number: 10647175
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided for optimizing control of the rotational speed of a fan in a vehicle so as to reduce the aerodynamic drag of a vehicle in a given operating parameter, and accordingly, to improve fuel efficiency of operation of the vehicle. Certain exemplary embodiments include determining an optimized speed of rotation of a cooling fan of the vehicle for reducing overall fuel demand in given operating conditions, and controlling rotation speed of the fan at the optimized speed in order to minimize fueling demand of a prime mover of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Saha, Long K. Hwang
  • Patent number: 10639226
    Abstract: An improved mobility assistance apparatus designed for the elderly is disclosed herein. The apparatus alleviates wrist and back strain and increases stability by distributing the users weight across his or her forearms onto a pair of armrests. The user stands centered inside of the improved mobility assistance apparatus which provides better stability in all directions, helping to keep users from falling over backwards or to the side as is common with existing walkers. The wheels of the improved mobility assistance apparatus conform to obstacles in the ground, creating a smoother walking experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Koby Keyes Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Carly Keyes, Jack Koby