Patents Examined by Jason W San
  • Patent number: 11414006
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use on a ratchet assembly includes a ratchet assembly including a ratchet body, a ratchet axle, ratchet gears, and a ratchet handle, wherein the ratchet handle moves between a locked position and a released position; an aperture for receiving a drain plug; and a pin that extends through a throughhole in the ratchet body, wherein, when the handle is in the released position, the pin extends through the throughhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Nicholas Deplaris
  • Patent number: 11408453
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping element to clamp to a portion of an element. The clamping element has a housing with a receiving space, the housing having an opening that connects the outside of the housing with the receiving space, a clip arranged inside the housing, the clip having a first leg and a second leg arranged opposite each other, a bridge connecting the first leg and the second leg, the receiving space at least partially being arranged between the first leg and the second leg, wherein a force needs to be applied to move the first leg away from the second leg and in a pre-assembly state of the clip, which describes the position that the elements of the clip have prior to the portion of the element that is to be clamped having been introduced into the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Sven Binkert, David Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 11399599
    Abstract: A strap adjustor including a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, an upper surface that extends between the top surface and the bottom surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface, a front surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and between the upper surface and the lower surface and a back surface opposite the front surface, the back surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and between the upper surface and the lower surface, a first through opening, between the front surface and the back surface, that extends completely through the strap adjustor, a second through opening, between the front surface and the back surface, that extends completely through the strap adjustor, and a bar separating the first through opening from the second through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BELL SPORTS, INC.
    Inventor: Ximena Prugue
  • Patent number: 11396765
    Abstract: A hinge for connecting a first pivoting body to a second pivoting body in a relatively pivotable manner includes a sheet body configured to attach a first end of the sheet body to the first pivoting body, and to attach a second end of the sheet body to the second pivoting body. The sheet body includes a plurality of layered sheet members, and a pivot shaft between layered sheet members of the plurality of layered sheet members to allow the first end and the second end of the sheet body to pivot relative to each other. The pivot shaft includes a soft resin part between the layered sheet members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL CONSULTANT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Uchida
  • Patent number: 11396897
    Abstract: A lug used to construct a band clamp. The lug includes a rod receiving portion connected to a band receiving portion. The rod receiving portion has a distal portion opposite a proximal portion and a through-channel that allows a threaded rod to pass therethrough. The band receiving portion has head and tail portions and a passageway that allows the band to travel over the head and tail portions. The band receiving portion allows the band to be wrapped partway around the head portion after traveling over the head portion and thereafter to travel under both the head and tail portions. The proximal portion is closer to the passageway than the distal portion. The rod applies a tightening force directly to the band receiving portion and/or the proximal portion of the rod receiving portion. The rod does not apply the tightening force directly to the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CLAMP-IT LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Arthur Slater
  • Patent number: 11396768
    Abstract: A cam action door closer comprising a body, a spring, a speed control channel system and a latching control channel system, a closing control piston having a piston head and a circular side. The closing control piston has a cutting on the side of the closing control piston and on the piston head, the cutting forming a control edge at its end. The cutting has a length between the piston head and the control edge. The speed control channel system comprises a speed connecting channel, which is located in such a way that the control edge is arranged to close it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ABLOY OY
    Inventor: Harri Juntunen
  • Patent number: 11391320
    Abstract: A rotary shaft link assembly shield structure is connected between a first support and a second support of two articles. The rotary shaft link assembly structure has a rotary shaft assembly, at least one flexible shield plate and at least one synchronous rotational assembly. The rotary shaft assembly has multiple connection members. Each connection member is correspondingly formed with at least one hollow section. The synchronous rotational assembly passes through the hollow sections of the connection members to respectively connect with the first and second supports. The flexible shield plate also passes through the hollow sections of the respective connection members. A middle section of the flexible shield plate is bent in reverse direction and two sides of the flexible shield plate respectively shield two surfaces of the synchronous rotational assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fositek Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11375778
    Abstract: A two-component buckle having a male component and a female component, the female component having a housing with a bore located at a mating end of the housing, the bore being oriented along a lateral axis of the housing; and the male member having a keeper element that fits within the bore to latch the male and female components together is disclosed herein. A latching mechanism is slidingly disposed within the housing and includes a latch pawl with a latching leg that is biased over the bore in the housing, serving as a secondary latch to help prevent the keeper element from being inadvertently disengaged from the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Yellow Dog Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Boyd Zinnbauer
  • Patent number: 11363859
    Abstract: Fastener element of slide fastener has an intermediate portion including bent or curved portion between a terminal portion and a base portion. The intermediate portion has an engaging protrusion and an engaged recess which are respectively protruded and recessed on an axis that matches a movement direction of the slider. In an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the axis, a first distance between the axis and the terminal surface of the terminal portion is less than a second distance between the axis and the base end surface of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Chen Tung, Shigeyoshi Takazawa, Yoshinori Kojima
  • Patent number: 11359425
    Abstract: A dual-shaft hinge with alternative rotation includes: a pivotal base, and having an axial swinging member and a radial moving member; a first core shaft, having a first shaft rod, a first guiding slot and a first latching slot, and the first core shaft is formed in an unlocked status when the first latching slot is engaged with the radial moving member; and a second core shaft, having a second shaft rod, a second guiding slot and at least one second latching slot; the second core shaft is formed in a locked status when the at least one second latching slot is engaged with the radial moving member, and the first core shaft is in the unlocked status, thereby enabling the first core shaft and the second core shaft to alternatively rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kai-Lan Chang
  • Patent number: 11353931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge module for a foldable device. A first curved guiding portion and a second curved guiding portion are provided between two sides of a curved body, and a first connecting portion of a first rotating member is connected with a first support plate. At least one of the first curved blocks of the first rotating member is swingable and limited within the first curved guiding portion. A second connecting portion of a second rotating member is connected with a second support plate. At least one of the second curved blocks of the second rotating member is swingable and limited within the second curved guiding portion. A first linkage assembly has one end pivotally connected with one side of the first curved block. A second linking member is provided at another end of the two linkage assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JARLLY TEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11331784
    Abstract: An improved ergonomic hand-held instrument is provided with a housing having external surfaces defining contours which ergonomically engage surfaces of a user's thumb, index finger and middle finger when the user grasps the instrument, to provide a large surface area of contact between the user's hand and the instrument. The increased area of contact, compared to traditional designs, decreases the required level of applied unit area pressure, and also provides for greater control in manipulating the instrument by a wide range of users. The housing holds a removable cartridge having a working end or tip. The working end may be a pen, pencil, scalpel, knife, stylus, brush or similar tool. The top outer surface of the instrument includes an index finger compression surface for placement of the user's index finger. Base for storage of the instrument and at least one removable cartridge is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Edward P. Dyer
  • Patent number: 11334122
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes first and second inner guiding members secured on a base seat, and first and second movable members slidable engaged with the first and second inner guiding members and connected with first and second substrate units. During the movement of the movable members to an upright folded state, inboard end edges of the substrate units are moved away from each other to provide a bending space therebetween for a flexible display attached to the substrate units to be bendably received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FOSITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: An-Szu Hsu, Yan-Jiao Cheng, Shao-Chun Chao
  • Patent number: 11324287
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detachable buckle, including a belt head, a tail clamp, a fixing base, buckle buttons. One end of the fixing base is a hollow slot, the one end of the fixing base is connected with the tail clamp, and at least one socket is disposed on the one end of the fixing base. An opening is disposed on an edge of the hollow slot. Sliding grooves are disposed on both ends of the tail clamp, and the one end of the tail clamp is near the fixing base. Insert blocks sliding along the sliding grooves are disposed inside the sliding grooves. The insert blocks are connected with the buckle buttons, the buckle buttons drive the insert blocks to enter the hollow slot of the fixing base by pushing the tail clamp, and the buckle buttons are fixed with the sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QING CAN XING HARDWARE CRAFTS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Nianqing Wang, Jindang Wang
  • Patent number: 11324290
    Abstract: An element includes a head having an engaging convex portion protruding from one surface thereof and an engaging concave portion formed on the back of the engaging convex portion on the other surface; and a pair of leg portions extending from the head. A protrusion is formed on a side of the engaging concave portion close to the leg portions to protrude inward of the engaging concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Tsuchida, Chikako Hiromi
  • Patent number: 11311081
    Abstract: A webbing strap trap including a connecting bar, a first keeper bar connected to the connecting bar, a second keeper bar connected to the connecting bar, a first retaining arm connected to the connecting bar, and a second retaining arm connected to the connecting bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Millward
  • Patent number: 11304483
    Abstract: A slide fastener including two stringers and a pair of sliders mounted to one of the stringers. When first separated from each other, the first and second stringers can be secured to each other using the sliders starting at either end thereof. Also, a garment extender including the slide fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin McHugh
  • Patent number: 11284684
    Abstract: A clasp for a watch bracelet including a cover connected on a first side to a first bracelet strand and on a second side to a second bracelet strand, a connection between the second bracelet strand and the cover of the clasp, the connection including a connecting link sliding in a longitudinal direction of the clasp between a first position and a second position. The clasp includes at least one first and one second bars mounted in the cover, and the connecting link includes a lever provided with a hook capable of moving from a first position wherein the hook is engaged with a first bar integral with the cover of the clasp, into a second position wherein the hook is released from the engagement thereof with the first bar and the link is free to slide so as to engage the second bar with a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Omega SA
    Inventor: Philippe Schaller
  • Patent number: 11266215
    Abstract: A closure having a first flange with first engagement mechanism and a second with a second engagement mechanism disposed between the first end and the second end. The first engagement mechanism configured to engage the second engagement mechanism. A slider configured to selectively engage the first engagement mechanism and the second mechanism when moved in a first direction and disengage the first engagement mechanism from the second engagement mechanism when moved in a second direction. The closure is substantially watertight in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Steven Larson, Derek Sullivan, Karl Fritzsche, Christopher M. Keller, Alex Baires, Scott Barbieri, Bryan Seon
  • Patent number: 11270823
    Abstract: A magnetic sealing closure, comprising: a. a first flexible strip, with a plurality of cavities adapted to incorporate a plurality of magnetic elements; b. a second flexible strip, with a plurality of cavities adapted to incorporate a plurality of magnetic elements; wherein said sealing closure comprises membranes connectable to said first strip, and a second membrane connectable to said second strip, such that said plurality of magnetic elements of said second strip are embedded within said plurality of cavities between said second strip and said second membrane; when said first and second strips and are brought together from the side of said first and second membranes, magnetic elements of said first and said second strips magnetically attract each other, such that a sealing is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Philip Naftali, Izik Moalem