Patents Examined by Jeffrey J. Restifo
  • Patent number: 10315681
    Abstract: The stroller can be folded into a more compact space. The stroller can include a pair of handle frames that include an upper handle frame, a lower handle frame, and a handle frame folding mechanism. The stroller can also include at least one rear wheel frame, at least one front wheel frame, a first frame folding mechanism rotatably connecting the front wheel frame, the rear wheel frame and one of the lower handle frames, and a second frame folding mechanism rotatably connecting the front wheel frame, the rear wheel frame, and the other of the lower handle frames. A seat can be attached to the stroller frame in a forward or rearward facing configuration. The stroller can be compactly folded with the seat still attached to the stroller frame in both the forward and rearward facing configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BABY JOGGER, LLC
    Inventors: Jordi Dorca Pujol, Zuan Zeng, Matthew Luis Rivera
  • Patent number: 10315628
    Abstract: A semitrailer landing gear controller assembly for automating the extension and retraction of a semitrailer landing gear using an external input of pressurized air. The device includes a primary member designed to receive and rotate a removeable secondary member installed over a turning axle for a semitrailer landing gear, where rotation of the turning axle corresponds to the extension or retraction of a semitrailer landing gear depending on the direction of rotation. The primary member further including a turbine designed to drive rotation of the secondary member with the force of pressurized air obtained from an external input of pressurized air, like the supply line from a semitrailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: John Raymond, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10307659
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for carrying a user including a board for supporting the user, a ground-contacting member coupled with the board, a motorized drive assembly coupled with the ground-contacting member and one or more sensors coupled with the drive assembly. In operation, the drive assembly adjusts the velocity of the ground-contacting member based on one or more distances of the board from a surface below the board as detected by the sensors. As a result, the system is able to maintain a desired velocity when ascending, descending or traversing uneven ground without the need for excessive and sometimes impossible tilting of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EQUALIA LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Bigler
  • Patent number: 10302374
    Abstract: A baffle assembly for directing air to a charge air cooler disposed within an engine compartment and mounted above a radiator module and behind a hood latch support bracket extending between an upper and lower structure of the vehicle frame. The baffle assembly includes a lower baffle for directing air upwardly towards the charge air cooler and an upper baffle for directing air downwardly towards the charge air cooler. An air diverter extends from either the lower or upper baffle for positioning behind the hood latch support bracket to reduce turbulence behind the hood latch support bracket and more uniformly distribute airflow to the charge air cooler. In other words, the air diverter reduces the recirculation region and turbulence by diverting the airflow behind the hood latch support bracket smoothly with minimum air flow losses and improves the mass flow rate through the charge air cooler, therefore significantly improving efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Garrisi, Vasantha Ganesh Jayasankaran
  • Patent number: 10302744
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof and a housing having a bottom surface sealed to the roof. The vehicle includes a base in the housing and having a first surface sealed to the roof, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a duct extending from the first surface to the second surface. The vehicle includes a navigation sensor supported by the second surface. The vehicle includes a wire in electrical communication with the navigation sensor and extending through the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Venkatesh Krishnan, Rashaun Phinisee, James Pizzimenti
  • Patent number: 10293813
    Abstract: In a hybrid vehicle including an engine capable of outputting motive power to driving wheels, a motor capable of outputting motive power to the driving wheels and configured to generate a counter-electromotive voltage with rotation, an inverter that drives the motor, an electric storage device connected to the inverter through an electric power line, three phases of the inverter are turned on when an accelerator is turned off while the hybrid vehicle travels with a gate of the inverter being cut off and the engine being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Daiki Takayama
  • Patent number: 10279827
    Abstract: A self-loading dolly apparatus. Each of a pair of support bars has a saddle bracket and an inside wheel assembly rigidly affixed with the support bar and offset from the vertical axis. A lift bar is secured to the saddle brackets, then raised so that an outside pair of wheel assemblies can be positioned adjacent the respective saddle bracket. The outside wheel assemblies are secured when the lift bar is raised, whereupon the inside wheel assemblies and the saddle brackets realign with the vertical axis and the support bars are angled upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Mason
  • Patent number: 10279677
    Abstract: A motor vehicle undertray trim panel having an air inlet delimited toward the vehicle and toward the roadway by upper and lower flat elements, respectively, which extend arcuately rearward and upward in the direction of a vehicle engine compartment for air flow cooling. The rear end of the upper flat element is adjoined by a planar air ram plate which runs by a small amount substantially vertically upward, and ends substantially freely in the engine compartment. The air inlet contains eddy producing structures. The structures may be a plurality of air guiding plates which extend along the vehicle vertical axis and the vehicle longitudinal direction in the air inlet and which are curved transversely such that the overall flow cross section in the vehicle longitudinal direction is substantially constant, or a plurality of small air inlets which are integrated into the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Nitsche, Alberto Fontana
  • Patent number: 10279693
    Abstract: A vehicle front portion structure includes: a non-contact charger disposed at a lower side of a vehicle front portion, configured to receive electric power transmitted from a non-contact power transmitting system, and carrying out charging of a battery that is installed in a vehicle; and a cross member disposed at the vehicle front portion further toward a vehicle front side than the non-contact charger, and extending in a vehicle transverse direction, a bottom surface of the cross member being disposed further toward a vehicle lower side than a bottom surface of the non-contact charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10279649
    Abstract: A transportation refrigeration system is provided including a tractor cabin having an engine and an engine cooling system. A trailer is operably coupled to the tractor cabin. A transport refrigeration unit is configured to maintain a controller temperature environment of a portion of the trailer. The transport refrigeration unit is mounted to a front surface of the trailer adjacent the truck. A shield (50) is mounted to at least one of the tractor cabin, trailer, and transport refrigeration unit. The shield is configured to block an air flow path between an area (42) of discharge air from the engine cooling system and a condenser air inlet (32) of the transport refrigeration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe Thierry Vaas, Aurelie Liebmann
  • Patent number: 10273006
    Abstract: A trolley for collecting waste includes a housing having a main waste chamber for receiving waste, and wheels attached to a bottom wall of the housing. The housing has at least one module seating, each configured to receive a waste module for collecting waste. Each module seating includes fasteners configured to releasably couple to a waste module. The waste module includes a module housing having at its top surface a top opening for inserting waste, and having a module waste chamber for receiving waste inserted through the top opening. The module housing includes second connection means at its outside surface, which are configured to releasably interact with first connection means of a trolley for collecting waste. Also disclosed herein is a system that includes the trolley and at least one waste module inserted into the at least one module seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Reiss, Nicolas Jourdan, Ralf Schliwa, Donald De Gutz, Gabriel Ribeiro Reis, Denise Renata Passos Ikuno, Liana Maki Shintate, Tadeu Kendy de Oliveira Omae, Lucas Marques Otsuka, Lucas Neumann De Antonio
  • Patent number: 10272320
    Abstract: A truck assembly for roller skates or a skateboard including a base portion configured to be secured to an underside of a roller skate or skate board, an axle housing for receiving an axle, an axle, at least a first and second pins, at least a first bushing, wherein the axle is housed within the axle housing and the first bushing and the axle is captivity held within the axle housing and the at least a first and second pins are in engagement of the at least two pins with the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Carter
  • Patent number: 10272786
    Abstract: The Safety, Power and Shade Device is a system usable with wheelchairs providing an upright and horizontal frame attachable by brackets to a wheelchair seat back. The frame allows for the installation of safety and illumination lights, a solar panel for supplemental recharging of an electric wheelchair battery and a means of shelter or shade. The frame assembly is constructed to allow the horizontal frame to fold over and behind the wheelchair for a vertical relationship with the frame upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: David Kurt Schneider
  • Patent number: 10266192
    Abstract: The current invention is a Sport Chair Caddie. It is a wheeled carrier for folding sports chairs and other items that may be needed. It is made from a light-weight, weather-proof material, and it is designed to a compact traveling unit. The device can carry a number of folding sport chairs and has storage space for personal belongings. It has a table top can be set up to provide a place to work on a laptop or a tablet, and a level surface for beverages. The caddie can be secured to the ground for stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Terry
  • Patent number: 10265605
    Abstract: An apparatus for gliding over snow is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least two decks coupled via a swivel arm. Each deck comprises a strap to receive a foot of a user, and a board coupled to the deck via a connector. The user stands on the decks to create swivel-motion with the help of the swivel arm. The swivel-motion created at the deck is transferred to the connector and to the board to create forward momentum and glide the board over the snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Mozlin, Ryan Mozlin
  • Patent number: 10259446
    Abstract: During a predetermined drive in which a hybrid vehicle is driven with shutting off gates of a first inverter and a second inverter and operating an engine, the hybrid vehicle controls the engine and a step-up/down converter, such that a reverse voltage of a first motor is higher than a voltage of a high voltage-side power line. In the event of an increase in an operation amount of an accelerator during the predetermined drive, the hybrid vehicle controls the engine and the step-up/down converter to limit an increment of a difference between the reverse voltage of the first motor and the voltage of the high voltage-side power line when a temperature of the step-up/down converter is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature, compared with an increment of the difference when the temperature of the step-up/down converter is lower than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Yu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10246116
    Abstract: A multipurpose utility cart for moving equipment and other cargo is provided. A utility cart includes a shelf defined by a rim surrounding the shelf. The rim has a u-shaped wall with at least one aperture formed in an upper surface thereof. The u-shaped wall and the at least one aperture define a channel for receiving an accessory. The utility cart has a handle coupled to the rim as well as a plurality of legs supporting the rim. The utility cart has a plurality of wheels such that the cart is manually propellable by a user exerting a force on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: William Oltman, Jeffrey Stark, Jeffrey Bertucci
  • Patent number: 10247083
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle is capable of discharging high-temperature outdoor air having passed through a radiator with high efficiency. A motorcycle 1 includes a radiator, a fan, and a fan shroud. The radiator lowers the temperature of a coolant by heat exchange between outdoor air and the coolant. The fan suctions outdoor air, to make the outdoor air hit the radiator arranged upstream in an outdoor air flow direction. The fan shroud covers at least part of the fan, and discharges high-temperature outdoor air, which is outdoor air suctioned by the fan and having passed through the radiator, to outside. The fan shroud has a discharge opening and an air guide. The discharge opening allows the high-temperature outdoor air to be discharged outside. The air guide guides the high-temperature outdoor air such that it is discharged through the discharge opening in a direction including a laterally outward component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Morotomi, Hideaki Kawai, Tetsuji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10226096
    Abstract: A skate (e.g., an ice skate) for a user (e.g., a hockey player). The skate comprises a skate boot for receiving a foot of the user and a skating device (e.g., a blade and a blade holder) disposed beneath the skate boot to engage a skating surface. The skate boot may be constructed by molding (e.g., injection molding) so as to have useful performance and/or characteristics (e.g., reduced weight; enhanced fit, comfort and range of motion; enhanced appearance; etc.) while being cost-effectively manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Gaetan Champagne, David Daub, Kent Chang
  • Patent number: 10214100
    Abstract: A vehicle floor lower structure comprising a fuel tank that is disposed under a floor of a vehicle, and a battery pack that is disposed under the floor of the vehicle and at a vehicle body rear side of the fuel tank, and the battery pack is configured to be a power source to drive a traction motor installed in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Satoshi Ajisaka