Patents Examined by Ismael Izaguirre
  • Patent number: 11910757
    Abstract: A knotter hook for a twine knotter has a stationary clamping wing and a pivotable clamping wing, Stationary clamping wing and pivotable clamping wing have an extension component in a same spatial direction. The pivotable clamping wing has a projection projecting toward the stationary clamping wing. The pivotable clamping wing is pivotable reversibly from a closed state into an open state. A free end of the pivotable clamping wing in the open state is spaced apart farther from the stationary clamping wing than in the closed state. The pivotable clamping wing is laterally displaced relative to the stationary clamping wing at least in sections so that the pivotable clamping wing is arranged adjacent to the stationary clamping wing and below the pivotable clamping wing a free space is formed. The free space extends in the closed state opposite to the spatial direction beyond the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Lukas van Roje
  • Patent number: 11905646
    Abstract: A heat press including a body, a heat plate, a handle, a cover, a control compartment and an insulation portion. The body includes a first end and a second end. The heat plate is located proximate the first end of the body and is configured to engage ironable materials. The handle is located proximate the second end of the body and is configured to withstand forces from a user. The cover covers a portion of the body and the handle. The control compartment includes an electrical circuit, controls and a display. The control compartment is spaced away from and is at least indirectly electrically coupled to the heat plate. The insulation portion is positioned between the control compartment and the heat plate. The insulation portion includes a first layer of insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Grayson Stopp, Thomas Crisp, Lk Lin, Carry Zhu
  • Patent number: 11898302
    Abstract: An element for covering an ironing surface includes: a first zone which comprises a multilayer which, in turn, comprises a first upper layer made of fabric, intended to be in contact with or in proximity to the garments to be ironed and/or of the iron, and a second underlying layer which is metallized, a second zone which comprises at least one layer made of thermally insulating material, so as to define a rest area for temporarily resting the heated plate of the iron and includes at the upper/outer surface of said second zone and/or at least another zone which is outside of said second zone, a print and/or a sign to indicate a time interval and/or a time value for which it is ensured that the heated plate of the iron can stop in the second zone without the plate itself damaging or deforming said second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SIRETESSILE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gianfranco Baggio
  • Patent number: 11891730
    Abstract: One variation of a method for producing a smart yarn includes: aligning a set of sensing elements offset along a lateral axis in a magazine, wherein each sensing element in the set of sensing elements includes a sensor, a first conductive lead extending from a first side of the sensor along a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the lateral axis, and a second conductive lead extending from a second side of the sensor opposite the first side and along the longitudinal axis; wrapping a set of fibers into a yarn within a wrapping field; feeding a leading end of a first sensing element, in the set of sensing elements, from the magazine into the wrapping field; releasing the first sensing element from the magazine into the wrapping field; encasing the first sensing element between the set of fibers within the yarn; and repeating this process for the set of sensing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Siren Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Fu, Ran Ma, Henk Jan Scholten
  • Patent number: 11891752
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a fabric smoothing apparatus comprising: a microwavable base module comprising: a first substantially planar surface, and a divot spanning the perimeter of the first substantially planar surface; and a hand grip module comprising: a hand grip disposed on a top portion of a second substantially planar surface, and a lip disposed on a bottom portion of the second substantially planar surface, wherein the hand grip module is dimensioned to releasably secure the microwavable base module via the lip securing into the divot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Pierre Romain
  • Patent number: 11889936
    Abstract: A glove-dispensing system (120) may position glove cartridges (50) adjacent to glove portals (150) through which hands (190) can be inserted to don the gloves (20) that have been expanded. The glove-dispensing system (120) may dispense gloves (20) of different sizes in response to a size selection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Travis E. Waineo
  • Patent number: 11890215
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a support/compression sleeve in embodiments of the present disclosure may have one or more of the following features: (a) a first sleeve applicator body for placement between the sleeve and a user's body, (b) an upper strap extending from upper strap receptors located at an upper portion of the first sleeve applicator body, (c) a lower strap extending from lower strap receptors located at a lower portion of the first sleeve applicator body, (d) a second sleeve applicator body for placement between the sleeve and the user's body, (e) an upper strap extending from upper strap receptors located at an upper portion of the second sleeve applicator body, and (f) a lower strap extending from lower strap receptors located at a lower portion of the second sleeve applicator body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: IOWA STRENGTH SUPPLY LLC
    Inventor: Joshua P. Koglin
  • Patent number: 11878506
    Abstract: A heat press device is provided that includes a support structure, a first platen and a heating element assembly that includes a heating element and a second platen. The heat press device further includes a movement assembly configured to change a pressure state between the first platen and the second platen when the heat press device is in a closed configuration. The heat press device can also include an indicator that is configured to convey the pressure state between the first platen and the second platen when the heat press device is in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Enetshops, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmy Lin, Dawei Cao
  • Patent number: 11873591
    Abstract: Provided with an embroidery unit attaching and detaching device capable of preventing an embroidery unit from falling from a sewing machine and capable of preventing the damage of a portion connecting the embroidery unit and the sewing machine even when the moment load of twisting the embroidery unit with respect to the sewing machine is applied. An embroidery unit attaching and detaching device includes: a lock mechanism configured to operate in association with a motion of an embroidery unit in an attaching direction to restrict the motion of the embroidery unit in a detaching direction with respect to a sewing machine; and support mechanisms for restricting a relative motion of the sewing machine and the embroidery unit in a vertical direction where recessed portions and protruded portions are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: JANOME Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Oie, Takuya Sawada
  • Patent number: 11872803
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for aligning, stacking, and applying craft vinyl are disclosed. A fabric is secured by multiple clamps to a first surface and a second surface of a box when the box is in an open configuration. The first surface has a first measurement grid affixed thereupon. The second surface has a second measurement grid affixed thereupon. The fabric is aligned to the first measurement grid and the second measurement grid. Each vinyl layer of multiple vinyl layers defining a pattern is aligned to each other vinyl layer of the multiple vinyl layers by one or more pegs located on an edge of the first surface of the box. The multiple vinyl layers are positioned on the fabric by the one or more pegs. The multiple vinyl layers are pressed onto the fabric to print the pattern onto the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Margaret Beaty
  • Patent number: 11871703
    Abstract: A baler implement includes a housing that defines a baling chamber for forming crop material into a bale. The baler implement further includes a knotter system having a component that is moveable between a standby position and a wrapping position while wrapping the bale. A knotter sensor communicates a knotter engagement signal in response to movement of the component. A reader is in communication with the knotter sensor and is emits an interrogation signal for reading an identification tag on the bale. The reader emits the interrogation signal for a predefined period of time in response to the knotter engagement signal from the knotter sensor indicating movement of the component of the knotter system while wrapping the bale with the strand material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 11864676
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a hanger includes a hook portion, a first shoulder, a second shoulder and, optionally, a pants bar. The hanger is made primarily from biodegradable materials, including mycelium, hemp and flour. The resulting hanger includes the advantages being inexpensively manufactured, biodegradable, highly customizable in shape and dimensions, number of parts and features, as well as water resistant and flame resistant. In addition, the hanger may include a finish, such as paint or laser engraving thereon for additional personalization/customization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Michaela Ceci, Raymond Carapella
  • Patent number: 11864619
    Abstract: System for automatically putting on/taking off a footwear (S), comprising: a fixed inner sole (1), to support the front part of a user's sole; a movable inner sole (2), for supporting the rear part of the user's sole, connected to the fixed inner sole (1) and movable relative to the fixed inner sole (1) by means of a joint (3); a lower inflatable cushion (4) fixed to the movable inner sole (2), on a side of the movable inner sole (2) which is opposite to the one intended to come into contact with the rear part of the user's sole; where the lower inflatable cushion (4) has the capacity to store, through a supply/drain valve (5), a quantity of fluid under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Sorin Raia, Behboud Madadi
  • Patent number: 11856894
    Abstract: A twine knotter including a bill hook for forming a knot in a twine, a twine holding device for clamping twine with a twine holder and a twine disk rotatable relative thereto, the twine disk having recesses over its circumference for receiving twine, a twine feeding device for feeding twine over the bill hook into the twine holding device, and a twine knife for cutting twine. The twine disk has at least two pairs of recesses over the circumference, each pair of recesses having a front recess in a direction of rotation of the twine disk for receiving a single twine strand or a single twine strand pair and a rear recess for receiving a further single twine strand or said single twine strand pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Rasspe Systemtechnik Gmbh
    Inventors: Michael Flanhardt, Heinrich Günter Schumacher, Hans-Robert Lüttich, Christian Steglich, Andreas Acimas, Karsten Baldsiefen
  • Patent number: 11851808
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device for tensioning a drawcord extending along a hem of a cover for an ironing board underneath the ironing board, comprising a drum pivoted around an axis of rotation, which is surrounded by a lateral surface for winding up the drawcord, wherein a through-hole passes through the drum perpendicular to the axis of rotation for threading in at least one end of the drawcord in order to anchor it to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Karl Pollmann
  • Patent number: 11849874
    Abstract: The storage assembly for isolation clothing capable of being put on and taken off quickly includes: isolation clothing which includes an one-piece integrated protective clothing body, a putting-on and taking-off opening provided in one face of the protective clothing body which has a “” shaped structure similar to a structure of the protective clothing body, and hasps and binding belts which are matched with each other and provided on two sides of the putting-on and taking-off opening; a storage rack which includes: a base plate, a vertical plate perpendicularly arranged on one side of the base plate, and two sets of supporting ribs which are provided on the vertical plate and parallel to the base plate; wherein fixing holes which are arranged at an outer side of each trouser leg and an outer side of each sleeve of the isolation clothing are sleeved on the supporting ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Liangxi (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaoqiang Li, Lianchen Li, Yang Wu, Shuguang Wang, Bingyang Liu, Caixian Huang, Mingjun Gao, Zhengjun Gu
  • Patent number: 11849873
    Abstract: A bendable clothes hanger assembly for supporting a variety of types of clothing includes a clothes hanger that has a hook and a pair of arms each extending away from the hook. Each of the arms is comprised of a bendable material such that each of the arms is bendable into a variety of shapes. In this way the clothes hanger can be shaped to accommodate a variety of types of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Yvette Debiasi
  • Patent number: 11846056
    Abstract: A sewing machine comprising a sewing machine body, a needle bar, and a handlebar vibration dampener is disclosed. The sewing machine body includes a sewing machine head and a handlebar assembly coupled to the sewing machine head. The needle bar is attached to the sewing machine head and configured to linearly reciprocate relative to the sewing machine head along a needle bar axis. The handlebar vibration dampener is located between the handlebar assembly and the sewing machine head to reduce vibrations transmitted by the sewing machine head to the handlebar assembly during use of the sewing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Gracewood Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Cody Wayment
  • Patent number: 11846050
    Abstract: A decorative article of manufacture has a specific region of fishing net, cut from a larger expanse of fishing net, the fishing net being a structure of a first plurality of first parallel lengths of cord proceeding in a first direction, overlying a plurality of second parallel lengths of cord proceeding in a second direction, with individual ones of the cords of the first plurality joined at intersections with individual ones of cords of the second plurality, forming individual quadrilateral cells each having opposite parallel sides, and one or more solid decorative elements attached to one or more sides of individual ones of the quadrilateral cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Monica Lynn Willard, Korleen Alice Cochran
  • Patent number: 11840787
    Abstract: A tufting tool module (10) for a tufting machine is provided. The tufting tool module comprises a plurality of tufting tools (20). The tufting tools have a head portion and a securing portion. The securing portion of each tufting tool is casted in a base block (12). The securing portions of each tufting tool is provided with at least two cut outs (26, 28) located inside the base block. By providing such cut outs it is possible to reduce the lateral pressure differences between the different tufting tools of the tufting tool module during casting of the base block. This is because the cast material, such as zinc, is allowed to move more freely within the cast during casting of the base block. Furthermore, the cut outs will during the cooling phase of the metal, e.g. zinc, control and stabilize the shrinkage so the tufting tools will not be dislocated. In other words, dislocation of the tufting tools during the casting process can hereby be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: VANDEWIELE SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Lars Feldager Hansen, Peter Victorin, Tomas Hendberg