Patents Examined by Joanne Silbermann
  • Patent number: 10894627
    Abstract: Adhesive sleeves are formed from blanks cut from sheets or rolls of paperboard, such as SBS or SBB paperboard, or any other materials. The adhesive sleeves include slack sections of one or more slack panels that provide additional length (e.g., slack) of circumferences or perimeters which enable the sleeves to be loosely wrapped or enveloped around a container of food products or one or more consumer goods. The slack sections may be shortened in length by joining the slack panels to one another, e.g., by an adhesive, to shorten the circumferences or perimeters and cause the adhesive sleeves to effectively clasp or surround the containers or goods therein. The adhesive sleeves may include any number of markings of any type or form on outer surfaces, including but not limited to instructions for use, nutrition facts, or images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad R. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10875348
    Abstract: A decorative greeting article comprising a sheet of paper having a written inscription inscribed upon its center portion, readable in an unrolled position, and formable into a rolled cylinder having a hollow interior and an opening in a rolled position. The opening of the cylinder can receive a decorative member which can be a natural or an artificial flower or a bouquet of flowers or other novelty item, and a stem part that extends into the hollow interior of the cylinder. A securing means, optionally decorative, including an adhesive surface, releasably secures the sheet of paper in the rolled, cylinder position. A user can grasp and pull a pull tab to release the securing means from the cylinder, releasing the sheet to be unrolled and viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Lisa Murphy Taylor
  • Patent number: 10872541
    Abstract: A bumper with integrated price tag holder and graphics holder configured to be affixed to a retail display fixture, retained in place by one or more fasteners, suitable for displaying price tags and product informational graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Barry A. Awalt
  • Patent number: 10861357
    Abstract: Aspects herein provide for an athletic bib configured to be worn during athletic activities. In exemplary aspects, the athletic bib may be formed of a knit material comprising a plurality of perforations. The athletic bib may further comprise a releasable adhesive that is selectively applied to the surface of the athletic bib that is configured to be applied to an apparel item. The result of this configuration is an athletic bib that is able to closely conform to a wearer's body shape while still providing breathability and permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Touidjine-Williams, Peter G. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10854115
    Abstract: A collectable card mounting device may include a rear wall, a pair of opposed arcuate side walls extending in a forward and outward direction from the rear wall and having a retaining lip for engaging a front surface of the collectable card. The side walls may further include a respective collectable card support member extending from each side wall at an angle. The mounting device may display a collectable on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. The arcuate side walls may define front and rear support ridges that support the device in a portrait orientation at a desirable viewing angle on a horizontal surface. A cover sheet may be dimensioned to extend beyond the width of the rear wall and support the device in a landscape orientation at a desirable viewing angle on a horizontal surface. The mounting device configuration provides an aesthetically desirable display of the collectable with only minimal visibility of the mounting device components and which may include a floating effect on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ComicLock LLC
    Inventors: William L. Zeuch, Thomas J. Lanagan
  • Patent number: 10847062
    Abstract: A tag for bundles of metal products comprising: a plate-like structure made of a metal material and having at least one reading surface to support an identification code; a junction element that can be engaged to the plate-like structure so that they can be moved and rotated integrally, the junction element having a gripping portion projecting from the reading surface of the plate-like structure and gripped by a gripping head of a robot or an automated mechanical arm, the junction element also having a fixing portion, opposite the gripping portion, protruding from a surface of the plate-like structure opposite the reading surface, the fixing portion of the junction element being fixable to a respective bundle of metal products, preferably by a welding operation, in particular an electric-arc welding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BM GROUP HOLDING S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mirko Bottini, Andrea Tonini
  • Patent number: 10839726
    Abstract: A tag for a consumer product is securely placed on the consumer product. The system including the tag and consumer product includes a container having a bottom surface, a handle, and a spout. The system also includes a tag including a first part and a second part, the first part configured to be attached to the bottom surface, the second part including a first end coupled to the first part and a second free end, the second free end of the second part including a handle hole configured to receive the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AFJ Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Gatto
  • Patent number: 10832601
    Abstract: A frame stand for posters including a base plate (11) and a cover frame (12), characterized in that the cover frame (12) has a bottom edge (122a) which is rotatable connected to the base plate (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: M.T Reklam Anonim Sirketi
    Inventor: Ali Topcuoglu
  • Patent number: 10830229
    Abstract: A portable inflatable apparatus that includes a rigid polymeric base having an exterior circumference, which extends between top and bottom walls that together with the exterior define an interior compartment accessible via a circumferential panel and a top wall opening. A battery powered air pump is mounted in the interior compartment, and an inflatable structure is releasably retained about the top wall and has a deflated stowage volume that is less than a portion of the compartment. The apparatus is formed with a shape that when inflated projects away from the base when pressurized. A valve couples the pump with the inflatable structure, and is configured to manually and/or automatically retain and release pressure within the structure. The apparatus may also incorporate control and access panels, a pressure sensor for automated inflation and deflation, a cover to retain the stowed inflatable structure, a power supply and/or charging port, and lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph D. Lurker
  • Patent number: 10798920
    Abstract: A networked cattle tracking system may track cattle using a base station, smart tags for cattle, and a mobile device. Tags are placed on each animal within a group of cattle. The tags may communicate with each other and with a base station. The tags may communication animal location and other information, including temperature, movement, blood information, and so on. A user may track cattle location, behavior, health, and other information at a base station monitor or a remote wireless device in communication with the base station and plurality of tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: nMode Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Mobley
  • Patent number: 10796611
    Abstract: An order point can be employed in a drive-through or similar setting. The order point can have one or more rotatable menu cases. Each rotatable menu case can include two opposing sides that are equally configured to display a menu. The menu case can be mounted to the order point in a manner that allows either side of the menu case to be rotated into a forward facing position. The menu case can also include angle stops which limit the range of rotation of the menu case and retain the menu case in the forward facing positions. The order point may also include a pivoting canopy which functions to shade the menu cases as well as to prevent damage when a vehicle is too tall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Michael S. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10789859
    Abstract: A device has a die-cut formed acetate main body that accommodates a standard size greeting card and affixes to a bottle container by an elastic band or, alternatively, by a rear-mounted adhesive strip. The platform body has rolled formed ends which secure the edges of the card. The card optionally being designed with specific dimensions, thereby allowing the front page of the card to swing freely open while secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Harvey Reese
  • Patent number: 10783804
    Abstract: The new greeting card holder preferably comprises at least one rigid longitudinal component combined with at least one flexible longitudinal band and at least one laterally oriented flexible ring. Each flexible longitudinal band extends the entire longitudinal length of a single corresponding rigid longitudinal component. Each laterally oriented flexible ring preferably encompasses one rigid longitudinal component approximately perpendicular or exactly perpendicular to at least one longitudinal flexible band along the rigid longitudinal component. In the preferred embodiment the greeting card holder also comprises at least one mechanical device that attaches a rigid longitudinal component in parallel alignment to another structure or structures. In other embodiments the greeting card holder comprises at least one rigid longitudinal component attaching perpendicular to a rigid polyhedron or rigid longitudinal polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Alisa Pointer
  • Patent number: 10777104
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of display modules, assemblies of display modules, and systems of display modules. Display modules have a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a predetermined pattern and providing a highly uniform visual effect. Alignment and complementary alignment features enable the alignment of adjacent display modules and the creation of large displays from a plurality of aligned display modules. Features to grip and retain a support frame are provided. Modules and systems have features that permit installation and removal from the front side of the display. A system of modular support frames works cooperatively with the display modules, adapting to different mounting environments, and thereby providing large modular displays with desirable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Cross, Rick Craig Cope, Jorge Perez-Bravo, Gary Feather, Drew Meincke
  • Patent number: 10775010
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device includes a housing containing a high voltage connection. A light emitter is connected to the housing. A compartment in the housing having an opening is separated from the high voltage connection. A battery is positioned in the compartment and accessible through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Louis Brunelli, Robert Richard Papstein
  • Patent number: 10769969
    Abstract: An electronic shelf display tag apparatus includes a programmable processor having a memory in communication with each of a display screen, and a wireless communication transceiver. The electronic shelf display tag apparatus further includes a power supply device configured to supply power to the processor, the display screen, the wireless communication transceiver, and an enclosure configured to encapsulate the processor, the display screen, the wireless communication transceiver, the audio playback device and the power supply device. The enclosure further including an electrical connector having at least one conductor in communication with the power supply device, at least one inclined stop configured to engage an interior edge of a channel of a shelf support track, and a support rib configured to engage an exterior edge of the channel of the shelf support track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Opticon Sensors Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Kees Stoop, Ronny de Winter, Henrik Marcolla
  • Patent number: 10768519
    Abstract: Improved corners for overhead frames having primary and secondary fasteners that are located within the distal rectangular periphery of alpha oriented overhead frame components so that the width of bundled overhead frames is reduced; protrusions leading to snagging are eliminated; and the preferred, industry-wide, disassembled frame orientation is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Tony Jay Ballew
  • Patent number: 10748455
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching an identification placard having a post to a lid for a utility vault from a single side of the lid, the fastener includes a body portion for positioning within a hole in the lid, the fastener having tabs for retaining the fastener to the lid and lobes for preventing over insertion of the fastener into the hole in the lid and a bore extending through or partially through the body portion for receipt of and friction retention and/or mechanical interlocking of the post of the identification placard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Lemacks, Timothy S. Safranek, Christopher M. Watson, Edward J. Burke
  • Patent number: 10743677
    Abstract: A seating structure includes a frame, a carrier, and a suspension material. The frame includes first and second side frame members spaced apart in a first direction and defining an opening therebetween. The first and second side frame members have an inner portion facing the opening and an outer portion facing away from the opening, the outer portion including a plurality of first attachment features facing away from the first and second side frame members in the first direction. The carrier includes first and second side carrier members. The first and second side carrier members include a plurality of second attachment features facing the first and second side frame members in the first direction, the plurality of second attachment features engaging the plurality of first attachment features to attach the carrier to the frame. The suspension material is attached to the carrier and extends over the opening in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Carola Eva Marianne Zwick, Roland Rolf Otto Zwick, James Slagh, Brent Tracy, Michael D. Stanton, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10726747
    Abstract: A label and bundling assembly is disclosed that includes a label having a first end and a second end, an attachment component having a first point, a second point, a top side and an underside comprising a waterproof adhesive, wherein the adhesive is fully coated on the underside, and a bunching component, wherein the first point of the attachment component is coupled with the second end of the label, wherein the bunching component is secured to the adhesive of the attachment component, and wherein the second point of the attachment component is brought around a portion of the bunching component and the underside of the second point of the attachment component is brought into contact with the underside of the first point, such that the first point, the second point, and the bunching component form a waterproof seal. Methods of using contemplated embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Jorge Navarro