Patents Examined by James A. Shriver, II
  • Patent number: 11325018
    Abstract: A heel unit for a downhill or a combined downhill and alpine touring ski binding has a vertical-release functional group with a tensioning device with a first spring assembly for holding a ski boot downhill, and a horizontal-release functional group with a base plate to be positioned on the ski and a slide that deflects laterally opposing the ski longitudinal direction against the force of a second spring assembly, on which the vertical-release functional group is arranged, as well as with a compression spring assembly acting on the horizontal-release functional group. The vertical-release functional group rotates on the horizontal-release functional group around an axis running vertically towards the top of the ski or towards the vertical, such that, after a limited lateral deflection of the slide, the vertical-release functional group rotates against the force of the second spring assembly to release of the ski boot into the respective lateral-release direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Erwin Hösl, Gernot Jahnel, Christoph Wurm
  • Patent number: 11325672
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling an electric scooter and electric scooter, wherein the method comprises: a first target operation performed on the electric scooter is detected in a case that the electric scooter is unlocked by using a target account; the electric scooter is set to be in a temporarily locked state in response to the first target operation, wherein the electric scooter in the temporarily locked state is set to allow to be unlocked only by the target account within a target duration after detecting the first target operation the electric scooter in the temporarily locked state is unlocked in a case that a second target operation performed on the electric scooter is detected within the target duration. The present disclosure solves the problem existed in the method for controlling an electric scooter in the related art that the electric scooter is easily used by others when the electric scooter is temporarily stopped using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ninebot (Beijing) Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shen Deng, Yubin Yuan, Weining Xi, Zichong Chen, Zhongyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11324649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobility scooter for individual mobility of a person, comprising a chassis, two front wheels aside the chassis and at least one rear wheel, a seat with a seat base and armrests for the person, a footrest on the chassis that extends between the seat and the front wheels, and an electronic controller assembly, wherein the mobility scooter has a driving mode and a boarding mode, wherein in the driving mode the seat base and the armrests are in the driving position, and wherein in the boarding mode the seat base or at least one of the armrests is in the boarding position, wherein the electronic controller is configured to steer the front wheels in the boarding mode into the sideward steering direction that is opposite to the side to which the seat base or the armrest is swung in the boarding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SCOOZY B.V.
    Inventors: Job Van De Kieft, Jan Willem Van Gent
  • Patent number: 11318973
    Abstract: An objective of the beach wagon is to provide users with a 3-in-1 outdoor accessory. In order to accomplish this, the beach wagon provides a multifunctional structure which can be utilized as a normal wagon as well as a beach chair. The beach umbrella configuration of the beach wagon further enables the attachment of an umbrella to provide a beach chair and umbrella combo. The structure of the beach wagon provides a foldable frame which can be configured into a wagon configuration or a chair configuration. Further, the foldable frame of the beach wagon enables easy and compact storage in the back of a vehicle. Additionally, the beach wagon is equipped with wide sand tires, and accommodates various secondary attachments such as cup holders, coolers etc. Furthermore, a modular wheel system of the beach wagon allows users to use different size and type of wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Phillip Earl Kelly, Chris Crawford
  • Patent number: 11318976
    Abstract: A cart storage system for storing a movable cart includes a storage plate inclined with respect to a floor in a first direction crossing a moving direction of a cart, a stopper along a back side of the storage plate in the moving direction, and a first holding plate extending along the moving direction, configured to stop movement of the cart in the lateral direction, and disposed a first predetermined distance away from a lateral side of the storage plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Takuya Ogishima, Masakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 11305804
    Abstract: Bidirectional trolley (1) comprising a movable drawbar (2), a push handle (3), a loading and unloading plan (5), two front wheels (4, 4?) and two rear wheels (40, 40?) connected to the loading and unloading plan (5). A handling system (10) comprising in turn a first toothed means (8) connected by meshing to the front wheel (4), and a second toothed means (80) connected, again by meshing, to the rear wheel (40), in which the first toothed means (8) and the second toothed means (80) are connected to each other by a connecting bar (9) which allows the joint movement of the two toothed means (8, 80) as a result of the movement of the drawbar (2) by means of the push handle (3) by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Pietro Laudani
  • Patent number: 11299034
    Abstract: The intake device structure of the saddle riding vehicle includes a head pipe; a main frame that extends rearward from the head pipe; a seat rail that extends rearward from the main frame; sub-frames that connect the main frame and the seat rail to each other; a seat that is supported on the seat rail; and an intake device. The intake device includes an element that is inclined rearward as the element extends upward, and the element is also mounted underneath the seat rail in side view such that the element is located along the sub-frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusaburo Tani
  • Patent number: 11299025
    Abstract: A motor vehicle comprises an impact protection device for a battery (1) mounted under the floor of the vehicle and separated from an exhaust muffler (2) by an intermediate heat shield (3), wherein, the device comprises a cushion (4) fastened opposite the battery (1) on the heat shield (3), the cushion (4) being able to deform when the muffler (2) moves forward contacting the battery (1) in order to absorb the kinetic energy resulting from an impact on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nicolas Tropee, Ludovic Meresse
  • Patent number: 11291908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a snowboard binding for coupling a snowboard shoe to a snowboard, comprising a baseplate, which is designed to be attached by means of a fastening device to a snowboard and to sit flat against same, a highback, which extends substantially perpendicularly to the baseplate, a toe strap, and an instep strap. The snowboard binding according to the invention is formed in two parts, wherein the baseplate and the toe strap are associated with a first module and the highback and the instep strap are associated with a second module. A coupling unit is provided, by means of which the first module and the second module can be releasably coupled to one another, the first module being designed to remain on the snowboard in a decoupled state and the second module being designed to remain on the snowboard shoe in the decoupled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Johannes Weckerle, Jakob Schneider, Matthias Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11285375
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a user interface configured to allow a user input, wherein the user input is associated with a configuration of a plurality of configurations of a sports board. The apparatus may also include a communication interface configured to communicate information associated with the configuration for delivery to the sports board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Bryan Marc Failing
  • Patent number: 11273873
    Abstract: A fender flare has a mounting plate portion, a fender portion, and a plurality of strut plates. The mounting plate portion is configured to be mounted to a wheel well of a vehicle body. The plurality of strut plates support the fender portion relative to the mounting plate portion. A step assembly and modular bumper assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Grant Mallicote, Kelli Renee Mallicote, Caleb Michael Hix
  • Patent number: 11273716
    Abstract: An electric work vehicle includes a vehicle body having traveling wheels, a traveling motor capable of driving the traveling wheels, and a battery unit having, at one end portion thereof, a pair of left and right leg wheels, the battery unit being detachably attachable to a battery storage section of the vehicle body and being capable of supplying electric power to the traveling motor. The battery unit, when detached from the battery storage section, is posture-switchable between a flat placement state in which the leg wheels and the other end portion thereof opposite to the side on which the leg wheels are located are placed in contact with the ground surface and a tilted posture in which the battery unit can stand on its own with the other end portion thereof being located higher than the leg wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Matsuda, Hirokazu Ito, Masahiro Yamada, Tomohiko Hisakuni
  • Patent number: 11266901
    Abstract: A motorized skateboard has a maneuverable rear truck. The riding platform on which the user stands includes a rotatable steering platform that the rider can step on with his rear foot. In the nominal position the steering platform extends slightly above the rest of the riding platform and is locked from rotating. When a user steps on the steering platform, the steering platform gets pushed downward against a spring. The downward movement causes a wedge to force apart two pawl level arms, thus disengaging respective pawls from a ratchet thereby unlocking the steering. In this position the steering platform is rotationally coupled to the rear truck through two spur gears acting in serial such that as the user pivots his foot clockwise, the rear truck turns counterclockwise, and vice versa. The result is a steering motion that is similar to turning a snowboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MGA Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paris
  • Patent number: 11266553
    Abstract: A mobile wheelchair/chair, especially for the disabled, having a body support system mounted on the casing, a swivel and drive assembly and castors is characterized in that the swivel and drive assembly equipped with drive motor (8) and swivel motor (5) has s form of coupled vertical fixed fork (6) furnished with at least one swivel wheel (7), and seat (3) is mounted on the steering and swivel axis of fixed fork (6), with swivel motor (5) located in the upper part of the steering and swivel column (6a) of fixed fork (6). Casing (1) is equipped with castors (2) in its lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jan Wycislik
  • Patent number: 11266899
    Abstract: Coupling assembly between a footwear and a sport equipment comprising at least one housing on the footwear near the sole suitable for receiving a first metallic element, a binding, on the sport equipment, provided with a seat for the insertion of the footwear, the binding being equipped with at least a second metallic element positioned in the seat, the first or the second metal element being an electromagnet, which when activated is magnetically bound to the other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Stefano Pellegrinetti
  • Patent number: 11266898
    Abstract: A collapsible ski comprising two structural portions, that is the front and the rear of the ski, coupled together by provisions of a tenon formed in the rear portion of the ski along the entire width from the edge to the edge corresponding to a mortise formed on an entire width of the front portion of the ski wherein the mortise comprises a pair of arms. The ski comprises a ski binding consisting of a front part and a rear part, wherein the ski binding comprises a plate coupled to the rear portion of the ski via screws and a transversal bar sandwiched between the plate and the ski. The coupling of the ski is positioned in a location enabling attachments of the front of the ski binding onto the rear portion of the ski. The ski further comprises a latch located in a long axis of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Renata Rosiak
  • Patent number: 11267498
    Abstract: Various configurations of picking and packaging carts are disclosed that can be advantageously employed in Ecommerce and retail settings to improve operational efficiency. Examples can preclude the need for a detour from the item retrieval location to a packaging area, prior to delivery to a shipping area, such as a drop-off point. Some examples include a frame; a shelf rack; accessory support units including a printer holder; multiple shipping container support units configured to hold a plurality of shipping containers of a plurality of sizes; and a packaging shelf arrangement comprising a top shelf providing a flat packaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tolson, Abe Phillips
  • Patent number: 11260892
    Abstract: A foldable pushchair chassis, particularly a sport-model pushchair chassis, buggy chassis or similar vehicle chassis for children, comprising wheels and a push element for pushing the pushchair chassis, wherein said pushchair chassis can be brought at least into a lockable usage state and into a folded, lockable storage state, and a, particularly manual, actuation device is provided and configured such that during transfer from the locked usage state into the locked storage state, at least two locking procedures can occur, in particular both release of the locking in the usage state and adjustment of locking in the storage state, by means of a single first actuation of said actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Kiesler, Ralf Holleis, Johannes Hauser, Jason Barker
  • Patent number: 11260889
    Abstract: A cart comprises a body structure and at least one wheel connecting structure. The body structure comprises a support shaft, a first frame member and a second frame member. Both the first and second frame members are disposed on the support shaft. The wheel connecting structure is disposed on one end of the support shaft and comprises a driving assembly, a rotating assembly, a linking assembly, and an energy assembly. The driving assembly is connected to the first frame member. One end of the rotating assembly is disposed in correspondence with the one end of the support shaft, and the other end of the rotating assembly is mounted on a wheel member. The linking assembly is disposed between the driving assembly and the rotating assembly. The linking assembly comprises a pushing unit, which is pivotally connected to the rotating assembly. The energy assembly is connected to the linking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Tsoung-Yong Liao
  • Patent number: 11260743
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air flow regulating device (10) for an air inlet of a motor vehicle front-end module comprising a supporting frame (12) in which is installed a plurality of shutter flaps (14) pivoting between a closed position and an open position. According to the invention, the regulating device (10) comprises a recess (20) for receiving an electronic detection component (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Thomas Nore