Patents Examined by Jack W. Lavinder
  • Patent number: 10527076
    Abstract: A clip includes a resilient clip body and a pair of lever arms for opening and closing the clip body, which defines a chamber for retaining or bundling loose articles, such as cords. The clip body has a pair of lever contact zones disposed between a forward end portion and an arcuate rear portion, each of these zones and portions cooperating with the others to define the article-retaining chamber. The arcuate rear portion has a concave-inward shape and the forward end portion defines an opening at least when opened in response to an inward compressive force applied to the lever arms at a location spaced rearwardly from the lever contact zones of the clip body. Optionally, the resilient clip body defines an opening at the forward end portion, even when it is in a relaxed state, such as to facilitate selective removal of bundled articles from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GCK Products, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Despres
  • Patent number: 10527211
    Abstract: An improved hose clamp having an annular band having an inner face, tensioning means, and an annular spring liner; the spring liner having a circumferential shoulder near an edge of the liner; and a central, cylindrical, flat, contact portion of smaller circumference than the shoulder, and of smaller width than the inner face of the band. The shoulder is adapted to abut the inner face and the contact portion is adapted to contact a hose or other article to be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce D. Bowater
  • Patent number: 10526119
    Abstract: This invention relates to a protective buffer strap (10). More specifically, the invention relates to a protective buffer strap (10) capable of being strapped onto one or more articles (100, 200) to be closely restrained, thereby to prevent such articles (100, 200) from rubbing up against one another and causing damage, especially to surface finishes. The protective buffer strap (10) includes a strap (32) and an elongate body (12) from which the strap (32) extends, the elongate body (12) having a spine (26) and a plurality of projections (28) graduating lengths extending from the spine (26). The protective buffer strap (10) is configurable between an unwound condition and a wound condition. In the unwound condition, free ends (28A) of the projections (28) are spaced from one another along the spine (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Earle John Loxton
  • Patent number: 10517358
    Abstract: A ring for a finger of a user, the finger extending from a root of the finger at a palm of a hand at an angle that is not a right angle, the ring including a canted band including a bottom portion, a top portion and a cant angle, wherein the ring is capable to be worn by the user with the ring tangent to the palm at the root of the finger, increasing the comfort experienced by the user as the ring is disposed on the finger of the user and increasing the secure coupling of the ring to the finger by disposing the ring against the palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Gudmund Jos Olsson
  • Patent number: 10517379
    Abstract: This fastening element for magnetically fastening an electronic module is configured to be fixed to a support, the support having a recess, the electronic module including a radioelectric antenna and a display screen, the radioelectric antenna having a characteristic wavelength, the display screen being visible through the recess when the fastening element is fixed to the support and fastened to the electronic module, the fastening element being configured to be fixed around the recess, wherein the fastening element comprises several portions, at least some portions being separate from each other by a respective gap for emission and/or reception of radio waves by the radioelectric antenna, and wherein at least one portion has a length depending on the characteristic wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Wear TRBL
    Inventors: Olivier Levy, Mélusine Pigeon
  • Patent number: 10512315
    Abstract: A bracelet or flexible band comprised of a flexible member that on one end is interconnected to a knife and on another end, is connected to a sheath that selectively receives the knife in the locking fashion. When needed, the knife is rotated within the sheath to facilitate release thereof from a lock that is integral with the sheath. Once removed from the sheath, the knife can be used for self-defense, cutting rope or cord in an emergency situation, or for general utility cutting tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corporation
    Inventor: David R. Bloch
  • Patent number: 10507771
    Abstract: A spring clip is provided. That spring clip includes a body having a support post, a first cantilever bar and a second cantilever bar. Junctures between the cantilever bars and the support post include necks and bends. S-curve segments are provided at the ends of those bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Santillan Gutierrez, Fernando Paisano Rodriguez, Jose Alfredo Peregrina Loera
  • Patent number: 10499617
    Abstract: A buckle having a male buckle member and a female buckle member adapted for mating latching engagement with one another, and a removable integrated attachment member adapted to engage with the male buckle member and fits between the male buckle member and the female buckle member when the two are in latched engagement and can be readily and easily removed from the male buckle member. The removable integrated attachment member has a projection that sits above the surface of the buckle members to facilitate attachment of a split-ring, carabiner, s-clip or other device for use in attaching items to the removable integrated attachment member. The buckle is particularly suited for use on an animal restraint, such as a collar or harness, but can also be employed on other articles having buckles anywhere an attachment point is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Yellow Dog Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Brian Dempsey
  • Patent number: 10492575
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp includes a lower arm and an upper arm that are hingedly joined to each other at one respective ends thereof. A locking pin is provided adjacent a second end of the upper arm and the locking pin extends toward the respective second end of the lower arm and locked inside a locking receptacle formed adjacent a second distal end of the lower arm. The locking receptacle contains two spring wires that extend transversely to the direction of the locking receptacle, the spring wires being spaced from each other at a distance slightly smaller than the diametrical size of a pin head of the locking pin. The clasp can be used as a general jewelry closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PAJ, INC.
    Inventor: Felix Chen
  • Patent number: 10492576
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic wobble jewelry apparatus and setting method thereof, due to arranging two connection grooves in two sides of the body, to placing the connection shaft, where a barrier sidewall is arranged opposite to the connection shaft, to limiting the subpart a wobble range between left and right, and avoid effectively unnecessary wobbles, before avoiding any abrasions caused by the wobbles between them, after a long-term usage, the connection shaft will not get stuck in the connection groove, thus lose the ability of wobbling, instead it may keep the effect of wobbling for a long time, so as to ensure a long-term brilliance effect and extend the service life. The present invention further comprises a cover plate for closing the connection groove and visually making the diamond look larger and more brilliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Tianwei Lin
  • Patent number: 10477926
    Abstract: A safety belt latch structure includes a base, a locking hook member, a positioning shaft, and a press switch. The locking hook member is provided with a first locking portion. The press switch includes a push knob, a covering member, and an elastic member. The push knob has a pressing portion, a resting portion, a depression, and a second locking portion. The first locking portion is locked with the second locking portion, and received in the depression. Thus, the user only needs to press the push knob to unlock the locking hook member and to release the safety belt latch structure, such that the safety belt is released quickly. In addition, the press switch is surrounded by the base, such that the push knob will not be contacted due to impact, thereby preventing the locking hook member from being unlocked from the press switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Racing Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10477922
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Patent number: 10470532
    Abstract: Bracelet having adjustable length, which includes an adjusting link (6) with two parallel transverse articulation pins (5, 7), a first (5) being fixed and the second (7) being able to pivot with respect to the first (5) so as to reverse the respective positions of the pins and respectively create two, short and long, configurations, and an end link (8) having a first end (8i) pivoted on the second pin (7) and a second end (8j) designed to accept the fixing of the end of one bracelet strand, this second end (8j) having at least one first cutout (8e) designed to house a center link element (10a) of a link at the end of said bracelet strand, and a transverse second cutout (8c) arranged between the two ends (8i, 8j) of the end link (8) to house the first pin (5) of the adjusting link (6) in the short configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Jean-Sebastien Mace
  • Patent number: 10470531
    Abstract: Charms for headgear having a charm, at least one post retainer assembly having a base and a convex structure, and securing means having at least one post assembly to secure the charm onto a headgear. The charm receives the at least one post retainer assembly, and the at least one post retainer assembly receives respective post assembly. The charm has an exterior face and an interior face. The interior face has at least one hole. The convex structure extends from the base and has an opening. The base is inserted into the at least one hole and remains secured therein, and the convex structure is exposed at the hole. The at least one post assembly removably mounts into the at least one post retainer assembly. The charm has a variety of shapes, whereby the exterior face defines a plurality of designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Francisco Yanes
  • Patent number: 10473139
    Abstract: A lightweight construction fastener or clip having a clip body and a fastening element 32. The clip body includes a first leg and a second leg, which are connected with each other by a web 45 at one end. The clip body is formed of one piece, but includes at least two volume sections 61, 62, wherein the first section 61 is formed of a first plastic and the second volume section 62 is formed of a second plastic. The properties of the first and second plastics are different from each other with respect to one or more criteria. A method for producing such a clip body includes manufacturing it in one piece in a multi-component injection molding process from at least two plastics. Further the invention includes a method for manufacturing the lightweight construction fastener or clip by placing a fastening element 32 into the injection molding tool; encapsulating the fastening element 32 and overmolding the fastening element 32 in a multi-component injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Sascha Costabel, Markus Rottler, Markus Lichtensteiger
  • Patent number: 10470533
    Abstract: Hinged bracelet, for a watch or piece of jewellery, comprising an alternation of H-shaped links comprising side pieces forming the side ends of this bracelet, and central links, hinged to each other by arbors formed by pins or screws, wherein at least one central link is a decorated link comprising a removable surface shell arranged to be placed on a base which includes at least a first guide member and a second guide member both substantially of revolution respectively about a first axis and a second axis parallel to and distinct from one another, and arranged to receive these arbors, and the surface shell of each decorated link is surrounded and protected on either side of its width by the side pieces of the H-shaped links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Montres Jaquet Droz SA
    Inventor: Yann Leiggener
  • Patent number: 10452101
    Abstract: An alignment structure including a first casing, a first magnetic component, a second casing and a second magnetic component is provided. The first magnetic component is disposed at the first casing and has a first surface, and the first surface is a non-planar surface. The second magnetic component is disposed at the second casing and has a second surface, and the second surface is a non-planar surface. When the second casing leans against the first casing, the first surface and the second surface are facing each other, and a magnetic attraction between the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component guides the second magnetic component to be aligned to the first magnetic component, and stops the second casing from being separated from the first casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yao-Tsung Yeh, Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Hsin Yeh, Ming-Shun Lu, Wei-Hao Lan
  • Patent number: 10448688
    Abstract: A loss prevention mechanism may be attached to an article of clothing to prevent the removal of the article and/or at least one covering worn by the child. The covering(s) may be any number of type of covering including socks, shoes, gloves, mittens, hats, and the like. The coupling mechanism is easy to operate yet requires a combination of skills not often exhibited by young children. Further, the components are all interconnected thereby preventing separation of and choking on any of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HDLJ Creations LLC.
    Inventors: Dana Cassell, Haryce Cassell
  • Patent number: 10433634
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a wearable device including a flexible disc containing a rare-earth magnet for positioning on the outside of the user's clothing, a flexible disc containing a ferromagnetic material (either magnetized or non-magnetized) for positioning on the inside of the user's clothing in magnetic engagement with the first disc, and (attached to, or configured to be affixed to, a wearable device) a curved connector made of a non-magnetized ferromagnetic material for magnetic engagement with the first disc at a desired angle and rotation so as to provide user-selected directional control and ready mounting and demounting of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GoNoGo Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Josh MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10420398
    Abstract: A releasable interlocking device comprising a pair of interactive plates, for fastening to apparel utilizing a system of two interactive plates which when brought together utilizes the thickness of the apparel and stud of a male plate to engage through the lips of the female plate to snap fit and lock without damage to the aforesaid apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Robert Drage