Patents Examined by Hau V Phan
  • Patent number: 11142887
    Abstract: An engine cooling system (22) includes an engine (11), an engine cooling pipe line (23), an engine water pump (24) and an engine radiator (25). An electricity storage device cooling system (27) includes an electricity storage device (19), an electricity storage device cooling pipe line (28), an electricity storage device water pump (29) and an electricity storage device radiator (31). Different heat-transfer media (engine cooling water and electricity storage device cooling water) flow respectively in the engine cooling system (22) and the electricity storage device cooling system (27). Further, a heating heat exchanger (32) is provided in the halfway of the engine cooling pipe line (23) and in the halfway of the electricity storage device cooling pipe line (28) for performing heat exchange between the engine cooling water and the electricity storage device cooling water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Ken Takeuchi, Tadashi Osaka
  • Patent number: 11142270
    Abstract: A mobility access hybrid vehicle that includes a floor assembly that defines a mobility access system mounting area and a battery well, the battery well being located at a position forward of the mobility access system mounting area. A mobility access system is mounted within the mobility access system mounting area defined by the floor assembly. A hybrid battery is mounted within the battery well defined by the floor assembly. A first cover plate mounted over the battery well and a second cover plate mounted over the mobility access system together define a substantially flat interior floor area for first and second rows of occupant seating areas of the mobility access hybrid vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lindfors Perez, Mark Charles Miller, Kirsten Nichole Mangum, Steven Paul Ungetheim
  • Patent number: 11142269
    Abstract: A replacement floor assembly may include a base member having a top side, a bottom side, a front end, a rear end, a left side, and a right side. The front end and forward portions of the left and right sides define a forward section of the base member, whereas the rear end and rear portions of the left and right sides define a rear section of the base member. A first outboard flange member is mounted to at least a portion of the left side of the base member and a second outboard flange member is mounted to at least a portion of the right side of said base member. A front flange member is mounted to at least a portion of the front end of said base member so that at least portions of the forward section of the base member, the first and second outboard flange members, and the front flange member define a battery well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lindfors Perez, Mark Charles Miller, Kirsten Nichole Mangum, Steven Paul Ungetheim
  • Patent number: 11130046
    Abstract: Improved skateboards and methods of obtaining or providing skateboards with improved trucks. Trucks have two axles or axes, two primary wheels, and two secondary wheels, and skateboards have eight wheels, four in front and four at the rear portion of the skateboard. The four primary wheels support most or all of the weight of the skateboard when the skateboard is on a flat surface, and the two secondary wheels support the weight of one portion of the skateboard (e.g., front or rear) when the primary wheels cross a crack (e.g., a sidewalk contraction joint). In various embodiments, the secondary wheels are located outboard of the primary wheels. Further, in a number of embodiments, the axis of rotation or axle of the primary wheels remains parallel to that of the secondary wheels, whether the skateboard is going straight or turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KARSTEN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Marusiak, John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole
  • Patent number: 11130044
    Abstract: A hockey skate includes a fiber-reinforced, composite frame, or an injected plastic frame, including a boot form and integral pedestals that serve as a blade-holder. The pedestals are integral with the bottom of the boot sole and are optionally spaced relatively far apart to provide a long span between them. An optional bridge assembly may be used to connect the blade to the pedestals. The bridge assembly may provide increased stiffness and vibration damping, as well as customized fit options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Davis, David Perreault, Dmitry Rusakov, Ian Fung
  • Patent number: 11121427
    Abstract: A stabilizing electric battery system for vehicles that has a battery assembly and a rail assembly fixedly mounted onto a section of a chassis of a vehicle. The battery assembly has a battery and a housing. The battery assembly is mounted onto the rail assembly and moves laterally when the vehicle turns to increase stability of the vehicle in the turns. The rail assembly has a base and first and second rails. The first and second rails are mounted onto the base. Each of the first and second rails has respective linear ball bearing assembly. While the vehicle turns, the battery assembly slides on linear ball bearing assemblies from right to left and from left to right, in a same direction as the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Julian Enrique Bustamante Laparra
  • Patent number: 11110951
    Abstract: A convertible walker and stroller device includes a base having a plurality of wheels affixed thereto and a platform movably connected to the base via a height adjustment mechanism. A pair of openings disposed on the platform are adapted to receive a pair of legs of an occupant therethrough. The platform is configured to move between an extended position and a retracted position, wherein the platform contacts an upper side of the base when the platform is in the retracted position, and wherein a gap is defined between the base and the platform when the platform is in the extended position. The device can be selectively switched between walker and stroller configurations, providing multiple ways to transport an infant or small child in a single device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Anna Gordon
  • Patent number: 11110949
    Abstract: A movable container includes an outer shell, a handle tube and a case. A surface of the outer shell includes a first part and a second part, and a height deviation locates between the first part of the surface and the second part of the surface toward a normal direction of the surface. The handle tube is located between the first part of the surface and the second part of the surface, and a part of a handle of the movable container is embedded in the handle tube. The case covers the handle tube and attaches to the surface via an attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LINGDONG TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Bohan Yao, Yue Wu, Herrickhui Yaozhang
  • Patent number: 11088412
    Abstract: A battery tray for supporting batteries at a lower portion of a vehicle frame includes a floor plate and a perimeter wall disposed around the of the floor plate to substantially surround a containment area for storing vehicle battery cells. The perimeter wall includes a tubular member that extends along a periphery of the floor plate to form a perimeter wall around a containment area for storing vehicle battery cells. The perimeter wall is attached at an upper surface of the floor plate, such that the containment area may be generally bounded horizontally by the perimeter wall and at the bottom by the floor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SHAPE CORP.
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Matecki, Mark Charles Stephens
  • Patent number: 11076687
    Abstract: This application describes carts having a single vertical frame supported by a tripod-like leg structure. They are collapsible, extendable, and able to accommodate a wide variety of different accessories. To add accessories, carts can include one or more coupling components. Each coupling component includes at least one clamp that can be tightened around a cart's vertical frame along with a female coupler and a male coupler. The female coupler can be attached to a clamp and a male coupler can be attached to an accessory. The male coupler features a v-shaped extrusion and the female coupler features a complementary v-shaped intrusion allowing the male coupler to couple with the female coupler so that accessories can be added to the cart in a cantilevered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Inovativ, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Timothy Blewett, Matthew Richard Benich, Brent John Siebenaler
  • Patent number: 11071661
    Abstract: A first transport apparatus includes a deck for supporting a patient thereon and a lift mechanism supporting the deck. The deck is removable from the lift mechanism for use as a second transport apparatus or part of a second transport apparatus. The first transport apparatus further includes an electrically powered device at the first transport apparatus, and a user input device for wireless control of the electrically powered device, which is operable at or near the first transport apparatus and the second transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Jason James Wroblewski, Brandon David Naber, Alfred James Dacey, IV, Ross Timothy Lucas
  • Patent number: 11065529
    Abstract: A method of changing a shape of a gliding surface of a gliding device may involve, in response to longitudinal deflection of the gliding device, causing at least one force transfer element to move longitudinally relative to the gliding device. Causing the at least one force transfer element to move longitudinally relative to the gliding device may involve causing the at least one force transfer element to deflect first and second laterally opposite side elements of the gliding device along a portion of the gliding device extending longitudinally along a binding region of the gliding device. Apparatuses and gliding devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jan Peter Ortwig
  • Patent number: 11058198
    Abstract: Wheeled luggage with a seat is disclosed. In one embodiment, a seat base is secured to the upper surface of the suitcase and offset from a collapsible tote handle. A slot extends through the central base of the seat base and is configured to accommodate a handle secured to the suitcase. A pair of handholds are offset from the seat base at the front and rear with an open span between the pair of handholds. The seat base permits a user, such as a child, to straddle the wheeled luggage with legs astride of the suitcase to scoot along a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: John Theodore Ubben
  • Patent number: 11053106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrically powered industrial truck, in particular a narrow aisle forklift truck, comprising a battery box for housing a battery block, which box is open on at least one side for removing the battery block in the width direction of the vehicle and comprises on its top face a strut extending substantially in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and at least one locking device for the battery block housed in a battery box, wherein the at least one locking device comprises a mount associated with the strut, a pivot shaft, which extends above the battery box in the width direction of the industrial truck and is pivotally held by the mount, and a pivot lever, which is carried by the pivot shaft and is pivotable between a locking position and a releasing position, wherein the pivot lever is designed, when in its locking position, to support the battery block in the width direction of the vehicle and, when in its releasing position, to release the battery block in the width direct
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten Schöttke, Hubert Bibernell
  • Patent number: 11040617
    Abstract: A vehicle transaxle comprising a plurality of mounting flanges fixedly mountable to an axle tube of the vehicle absent any additional structure for mounting the transaxle to the vehicle. The axle tube houses a wheel axle to which the transaxle is operably couplable. The transaxle additionally comprises a transaxle mounting collar that is fixedly mounted to or integrally formed with a housing of the transaxle. The mounting collar is structured and operable to have a prime mover of the vehicle mounted thereto and to support the weight/mass of the prime mover such that the prime mover is mountable to the vehicle via only the mounting collar absent any additional structure for mounting the prime mover to the vehicle such that the prime mover can be cantilevered from (e.g., suspended from) the transaxle, e.g., the prime mover is ‘free floating’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Zekarias W. Yohannes, Matthew Wilson, David A. Smith, Chris L. Normand
  • Patent number: 11032973
    Abstract: A battery-operated electric mower having a chassis that supports at least an operator support and a first and second drive wheel, each drive wheel respectively connected to one of a first and a second drive wheel motor. The first drive wheel motor may be connected to the first drive wheel by a first gear mechanism, which may include a first system of planetary gears, and the second drive wheel motor may be connected the second drive wheel by a second gear mechanism, which may include a second system of planetary gears. The chassis also supports a battery pack positioned, at least in part, within the same horizontal plane as at least one of the drive wheel motors. The battery may be positioned, at least in part, between the first drive wheel motor and the second drive wheel motor, significantly lowering the mower's center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Conrad, Matthew C. Conrad
  • Patent number: 11020650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cross-country or ski touring binding for connecting a boot to a ski in an articulated manner, comprising a binding base body with a standing surface for a sole of the boot and a ski contact surface for at least indirect contact with the ski. The binding has a holding device comprising a receiving element which allows the boot to and a holding element for holding the boot on the receiving element. The holding element moves between a closed position holding the boot on the receiving element and an open position releasing the boot. The binding also has an actuating element with a rotating handle for switching the holding element from the closed to the open position, comprising a substantially disk-shaped, eccentrically mounted force-transmission element received in a recess of the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FISCHER SPORTS GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Fellin, Hannes Kogler
  • Patent number: 11021070
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of stacked single battery cells, a case for housing the plurality of stacked single battery cells, and a vehicle body fastening member for fastening the case to a vehicle body frame, wherein the vehicle body fastening member is provided separately from case, is connected to at least one of two side wall parts opposing each other in a width direction of the case by a hooking structure facing an upper surface and a lower surface of the side wall part, and is provided independently at a plurality of arbitrary positions along a length direction of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyosuke Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11014316
    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: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Camso Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald H. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11014440
    Abstract: A structural cooling assembly for a vehicle includes a housing defining a first pocket between a front face and a back face. The housing comprising a single integrated part including a fluid reservoir portion, a vane portion, a fan shroud portion, a bolster portion, and at least one mounting portion mountable to a frame of a vehicle. A condenser is mounted within the first pocket, a charge air cooler is mounted in a second lower packet, a fan assembly is mounted within the fan shroud portion and a radiator is mounted to the back face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Sean Terence Coghlan, James Alan Acre, Darshan Arun Nayak