Patents Examined by Jason S Morrow
  • Patent number: 11660941
    Abstract: A cab for a work machine includes a cab body that is formed with a doorway, a door that is rotatably supported on the cab body so as to open and close the doorway, an actuator that generates a driving force to open and close the door, a rod that is attached to the door and rotatable relative to the door, and a sensor that is attached to the door separately from the rod. The sensor detects the motion of the rod relative to the door by detecting the motion of the rod relative to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunari Kato
  • Patent number: 11661112
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an instrument panel structure of a vehicle, which is connected to a steering device of the vehicle and configured to mount an in-vehicle device. The instrument panel structure of the vehicle includes an the instrument panel, a hanger beam member, and a bracket. The instrument panel has an instrument panel upper portion, and an instrument panel middle portion located below the instrument panel upper portion and having an opening for placing the in-vehicle device. The hanger beam member is configured to support the instrument panel and extends in a left-right direction of the vehicle and is connected between a left side and a right side of a vehicle body. The bracket is disposed on the hanger beam member and configured to support the in-vehicle device. The in-vehicle device and the instrument panel middle portion are connected to the hanger beam member via the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chiba, Toru Okinaga, Sho Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11654755
    Abstract: A rack assembly configured to mount to sidewalls of a truck bed of a vehicle. In some embodiments, the rack assembly comprises a pair of side rails configured to secure to the sidewalls of the truck bed, a pair of tracks, and a plurality of mounting brackets configured to mount the pair of tracks to sidewalls of the truck bed and above the side rails so as to transfer vertical load from the tracks to the sidewalls of truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ROLL-N-LOCK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steve Vickery
  • Patent number: 11654832
    Abstract: A vehicle storage structure includes a center console, an instrument panel, and a storage having an opening. The center console includes a front part. The storage is located at least one of the front part, a portion in front of the center console, or the instrument panel. The storage includes a first storage and a second storage. The first storage is located lower or higher than the second storage. The first storage includes a side wall and a first opening. The side wall is located proximate to a passenger seat in a vehicle width direction. The first opening is located proximate to a driver's seat in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Minoyama
  • Patent number: 11654970
    Abstract: Land vehicles, modular systems for forming monocoques of land vehicles, and methods of forming monocoques of land vehicles using modular systems are envisioned. In certain embodiments, the land vehicles are provided as delivery vehicles and/or utility vehicles. A land vehicle includes a monocoque supporting a plurality of wheels to permit movement of the vehicle relative to an underlying surface in use of the land vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Workhorse Group Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Willison
  • Patent number: 11654753
    Abstract: The vehicle includes a side door with a window, an antenna, and a bracket. The side door includes an outer panel located downward from the window and a door frame extending along the perimeter of the window. The antenna is fixed by double-sided adhesive tape on an outer face of a section of the door frame that extends in the up-down direction. The bracket is attached to the side door, and faces a cable extending downward from the antenna. The bracket has a cable opening through which the cable passes, between the bracket and the door frame. The cable opening has a shape through which the antenna cannot pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Tsumita
  • Patent number: 11654809
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door panel including a metallic plate material, a lower trim attached to the door panel, and an armrest installed on top of the lower trim and configured to be slidable in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle. The door assembly further includes a base fixedly installed on the top of the lower trim, a slider positioned on top of the base, wherein the armrest is coupled to a top of the slider, and a guide fixedly installed on the base and configured to penetrate the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Seoyon E-Hwa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Won Kim, Yong-Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11648898
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile robot, and more particularly to a mobile robot, including: a bumper which surrounds at least a portion of an outer circumference of the body; position restoring modules having an elastic member and disposed to be symmetrical to each other; a bumper guide module, having a guide hole and a protruding guider which moves inside the guide hole; and impact sensing modules configured to sense impact and disposed to be symmetrical to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewon Jang, Youngbin Kim, Yeongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 11648891
    Abstract: A vehicle headliner includes a two-piece headliner body made up of first and second headliner pieces that are secured together in a mechanical joint. Each of the first and second headliner pieces is comprised of a molded polymer substrate having first and second sides and a fabric on the first side. The molded polymer substrate is partially impregnated into the fabric such that the fabric is fused to the first side. The first piece defines an opening for receipt of a console. There is at least one bridge that spans across the opening and has a molded-in attachment feature for securing the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NYX, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuriy Tsalenko
  • Patent number: 11642984
    Abstract: A seat attachment system for a mass transit vehicle including a rail, a fastener and a seat interface. The rail, which is adapted to be secured to a chassis of the mass transit vehicle, has a longitudinal T-slot adapted to receive the fastener. The rail has two non-parallel sets of corrugations on its external face. The seat interface, which is adapted to be mounted to a seat frame, is also provided with two non-parallel sets of corrugations whose angle matches that of the sets of corrugations on the rail. The sets of corrugations are adapted to cooperate and interlock in pairs so as to respectively locate the seat interface, and thereby a seat to which it is attached, vertically and horizontally upon the fastener being tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventor: Florian B├╝ttner
  • Patent number: 11639128
    Abstract: A fried food cart assembly for preparing fried treats in any location includes a cart that has a hitch which is coupled to the cart. A fryer is positioned in the cart to heat cooking oil for frying a food item. A cold storage unit is positioned in the cart to store perishable food items. A plurality of preparing shelves is each positioned in the cart to facilitate objects to be placed thereon. A point of sale unit is positioned in the cart to conduct financial transactions for patrons purchasing food that is prepared in the cart. An umbrella is positionable in the cart to shield the cart from precipitation and sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Samuel DeCristo
  • Patent number: 11639090
    Abstract: A car window and door guard has an upper or window portion configured to be mounted over the window frame surrounding the window of a car door, and a lower or door portion or cover configured to be lie over the door panel. The window portion has a front panel and a rear panel to form a sleeve. The window portion is generally see-through or transparent. The door includes an upper strip or section and a series of window tabs. Each window tab has a generally flat or planar portion extending from an elongated upper channel portion. The channel portion captures the door window slot or surround to prevent the window tab from being moved upward during the raising of the window. The door portion also has a lower section extending downwardly from the upper section that drapes over the car's door panel to protect the door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Spater
  • Patent number: 11639088
    Abstract: A multi-component door assembly for a vehicle includes a lower door portion rotatably coupled to a body of the vehicle and including at least one receiving aperture defined therein, and an upper door portion selectively removable from the lower door portion and including at least one post configured to be received within the at least one receiving aperture for removably coupling the upper door portion to the lower door portion. At least one trim cap is configured to selectively cover and conceal the at least one receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Jason E Schultz, Robert J Reagle
  • Patent number: 11634013
    Abstract: A liftgate structure having a structural inner panel with an outside surface and an inner surface having a lower perimeter surface area extending across substantially the entire width of the structural inner panel. The structural inner panel includes a wiper motor housing recess formed on the inner surface. A plurality of brackets are connected to the outside surface of the structural inner panel, where each of the brackets has at least one friendly hole. The liftgate structure further includes a tether having 2 ends each having at least one over molded retainer for connecting the tether to a wiper motor housing positioned within the wiper motor housing recess of the structural inner panel. Additionally the tether is positioned through each of the at least one friendly holes of the plurality of brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA EXTERIORS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Kuntze, Paul Woodson, Riad Chaaya, Mike Pabian
  • Patent number: 11634083
    Abstract: An example adjustable truck compartment is described. The truck compartment includes a first side wall including a first guiding rail extending between a proximal end and a distal end, and a second side wall disposed opposite from the first side wall, the second side wall including a second guiding rail extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the second side wall. The truck compartment includes a rear wall coupled to the distal ends of the first and second side walls to define an enclosure between the first side wall, the second side wall, and the rear wall. The truck compartment includes a first divider panel configured to be received by the first and second guiding rails and within the enclosure in an orientation parallel to a floor of the enclosure to separate the enclosure into a first enclosure volume and a second enclosure volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Sai Phaneendra Sri Harsha Viswanath Putcha, Amit Batra
  • Patent number: 11623555
    Abstract: A roof handle for vehicles comprises a carrier which can be fixed to a vehicle roof and on which a handle body is pivotably mounted, and is pivotable between a holding position, in which a user exerts a substantially downwardly directed weight force on the handle body, and a starting position, in which the handle body is pivoted by a spring into a folded-up position with respect to the vehicle roof, the carrier comprising a molded body made of plastic on which at least one insert made of metal is provided, and the handle body being held on the insert made of metal via bearing elements. As a result, the roof handle can have a low dead weight and be optimally adapted to the geometry of a vehicle roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: HERO GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Steck, Martin Meister, Milto Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11618510
    Abstract: A cargo body panel includes an interior side, an exterior side, a primary recess, a secondary recess positioned within the primary recess, and a logistics track. The interior side defines an interior plane. The exterior side defines an exterior plane. The primary recess includes a primary recess interior side defining a primary recess interior plane and a primary recess exterior side defining a primary recess exterior plane. The primary recess interior plane is recessed from the interior plane in a direction toward the exterior plane. The secondary recess includes a secondary recess interior side defining a secondary recess interior plane and a secondary recess exterior side defining a secondary recess exterior plane. A distance between the secondary recess interior plane and the interior plane is greater than a distance between the primary recess interior plane and the interior plane. The secondary recess exterior plane is non-coplanar with the exterior plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: STI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Fenton
  • Patent number: 11613170
    Abstract: A stowable check strap assembly for a vehicle having a body and a removable door. The assembly includes a bracket configured to rotatably couple to the vehicle body, and a check strap rotatably coupled to the bracket and configured to be operably and removably coupled with a door detent coupled to the removable door. The bracket is rotatable between a deployed position where the check strap is positioned to extend outwardly from the vehicle body and engage the door detent, and a stowed position where the check strap is positioned to be and is rotated toward the vehicle body for stowage thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dorinel Neag, David Barnier, Jr., Dennis G Willyard, Michael E Lafleur
  • Patent number: 11613310
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an electric vehicle includes a front cage, a rear floor, an intermediate section, a utility cabinet, and a flatbed. In other embodiments, an electric vehicle includes a front cage, a rear floor, an intermediate section, and a flatbed. In some embodiments, the front cage at least partially defines an operator cabin, the rear floor is positioned rearward of the front cage in a longitudinal direction, and the intermediate section is disposed at least partially between the front cage and the rear floor in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Workhorse Group Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Willison
  • Patent number: 11613198
    Abstract: The space expanding camper bed transformers and kit of the present invention are a safe and secure means to convert a short bed of a short bed pickup truck into a fully operational recreational vehicle when installed under a camper shell. The wider version of bed transformers has a bi-folding tray for supporting a mattress that is folded out of the way such that half of the sleep area is open for the installation and use of a combination toilet and shower unit at all times. The narrower, regular ned transformer apparatus is long and narrow expanding to triple the surface area and is placed over a refrigerator and stove units. The camper kit is one of each type of bed transformer combined with a bathroom, refrigerator, and stove under a camper shell with openable sides to create short bed truck recreational vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Howard Carlseen