Patents Examined by John Walters
  • Patent number: 10513285
    Abstract: The swing, stroller with a detachable car seat includes a baby car seat that is able to connect with a car seat dock located on a seat in a vehicle. The baby car seat is also able to connect with a baby stroller that can mobilize the baby car seat or can immobilize itself in order to provide a swinging function that swings the baby car seat back and forth with respect to the baby stroller. The baby stroller includes a β€œU”-shaped swinging member that attaches to and extends downward from a swing arm member provided on opposing sides of the baby stroller. The baby stroller includes telescoping feet that extend down beneath wheels provided on the baby stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Empress M. Menen
  • Patent number: 10427735
    Abstract: A drive sprocket for driving a track of a utility track vehicle is provided. The drive sprocket includes a pair of spaced-apart inner rings having a spacer fixedly attached between the inner rings. An adapter is attached to an outwardly-directed surface of one of the inner rings. A plurality of rods are attached in a spaced-apart manner about the outer peripheral edge of the inner rings. A guide ring is attached to each end of the rods in a perpendicular manner, wherein the guide rings are substantially parallel to the inner rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventors: Jimmy N. Eavenson, Sr., Tim Dilgard, Ryan Cmich, Axel Schaedler
  • Patent number: 10081394
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a vehicular resin component provided with a panel body having a design surface on a surface of the panel body; a reinforcement rib arranged upright on a back surface of the panel body; and a mounting member for a vehicle. The reinforcement rib includes a proximal end portion connected to the panel body and formed with a thickness thinner than a thickness of a distal end portion. The distal end portion of the reinforcement rib includes an inclined surface formed between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion with increasing thickness toward the leading end side, and is provided with a locking hole with a hole direction inclined in the direction of inclination of the inclined surface. In the mounting member, a locking claw capable of being fitted in the locking hole is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuya Ikeno, Osamu Tamura, Nobuyoshi Nishikawa, Wataru Iwase
  • Patent number: 9994244
    Abstract: A transport device has a wheel with a braking mechanism. The transport device includes a rotatable actuation mechanism positioned adjacent the braking mechanism, and a handle extending upward from the actuation mechanism and configured to move the actuation mechanism between an open position at which no stopping force is applied, and a braking position at which the actuation mechanism causes the braking mechanism to apply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Churchvara, Arthur L. Vellutato, Jr., Yefim Gudesblat, Vladislav Gydesblat
  • Patent number: 9980563
    Abstract: The present invention provides disposable mobile storage units and supply carts, their methods of assembly and use. More particularly, the invention relates to carts that are lightweight, reusable, collapsible, recyclable, and suitable for use in a wide variety of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TrippNT, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason T. Gross, Jay B. Hall, Susan I. Tripp
  • Patent number: 9925999
    Abstract: A power assist system for a wagon is provided. The power assist system provides a rotational force to one or more drive wheels under certain conditions to provide propulsion for the wagon. The power assist wagon preferably includes a drive system for providing the rotational force to the drive wheel, a control system for determining when the drive system should be activated and how much propulsion assist to provide to the drive wheel, and a power system for providing power to the drive system. The power assist wagon may also have a safety cut-off system to preclude the drive system from providing a rotational force to the drive wheel 16 even when the system is in the β€œon” mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: RADIO FLYER INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9918562
    Abstract: An electronic education system includes an electronic device. A chair is provided and a child may sit upon the chair. A tray is removably coupled to the chair. The electronic device is removably coupled to the tray. Thus, the electronic device is accessible to the child. An undercarriage is movably coupled to the chair. The undercarriage is selectively positioned in a deployed position to roll along a support surface. The undercarriage is selectively positioned in retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Amber Smith
  • Patent number: 9919593
    Abstract: A mount device includes an inner rod, a damper made of an elastic material to be mounted to the inner rod, and an outer cover to be mounted to the damper. The damper includes a plurality of projecting portions projecting radially outward from the inner rod and small-thickness portions thinner than the plurality of projecting portions in a radial direction. Spaces are formed radially outward of the small-thickness portions. The outer cover includes a plurality of contact surfaces to respectively come into contact with the plurality of projecting portions. The contact surfaces have a larger curvature than that of a circumscribed circle of the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Oguri, Kazuhiro Nishihara, Mitsuharu Soma
  • Patent number: 9914487
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part that is supported by the vehicle body frame; a bonnet that is configured to vertically swing between a closed position at which the prime mover part is covered, and an open position at which the prime mover part is open; and a support frame that supports a free end side of the bonnet located at the closed position. At least left and right guide-target parts of the bonnet or left and right guiding parts of the support frame have left and right inclined surfaces that serve as centering effective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Hiroshi Kawabata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Masayuki Akita, Tasuku Teraoka, Yoshihisa Tonoya
  • Patent number: 9902327
    Abstract: A running board for a vehicle includes a base member mountable to a vehicle. The base member has a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween defining a longitudinal axis. A selectively deployable step member is mounted to the base member. The selectively deployable step member is selectively slidable relative to the base member along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Parminder Singh, Alex J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9902254
    Abstract: A method according to the principles of the present disclosure includes fastening a body mount assembly to a frame of a vehicle, where the body mount assembly includes a radiator support bracket. The method further includes mounting a radiator assembly onto the radiator support bracket after fastening the body mount assembly to the frame, and fastening a body structure to the body mount assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Long, Kulbir S. Dhuga, Joseph S. Willis
  • Patent number: 9896117
    Abstract: Present invention teaches the construction of a welding table cart that consists of a table structure and a reversible top. The welding table cart provides, among other features, a side plate, removable/adjustable bar, and a hanger tube assembly near the under portion of reversible table top, where an inner tube can be extended out from an outer tube, and provides an end-platform for added convenience. Multiple welding table carts can be joined together for increased work space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Harry Wong, Gary Tsui
  • Patent number: 9895999
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel cell vehicle that is capable of suppressing rotation of a fuel cell when a vehicle collision occurs and minimizing damage to the fuel cell and auxiliary apparatuses. A fuel cell vehicle 1 comprises: a radiator 11 provided in a front room 10; and a fuel cell assembly 12 provided in a vehicle rear direction with respect to the radiator 11 in the front room 10. The fuel cell assembly 12 comprises: an assembly frame 60; and a fuel cell apparatus group 61 that includes a fuel cell 70 and an auxiliary apparatus, the fuel cell apparatus group 61 being integrally mounted to the assembly frame 60. The assembly frame 60 protrudes more than the fuel cell apparatus group 61, toward the radiator 11 at the front side. The fuel cell assembly 12 is installed in the front room 10 such that a height of a front edge part A of the assembly frame 60 at a front side approximately matches a height of a center of gravity P of the entire fuel cell assembly 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9896016
    Abstract: A system for storage, transportation, and display of a vehicle in accordance with the present disclosure has a housing comprising at least two female indentations and each indentation has tapered walls that form a cavity. Additionally, the system has a trailer having at least two protrusions. The trailer has a first protrusion on a first leg of the trailer and a second protrusion on a second leg of the trailer and the protrusions are arranged to mate with the at least two female indentations when the housing is placed on the trailer. Further, the system has a chock stand positioned for receiving a wheel of a vehicle, the chock stand coupled to a floor of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bike Box, LLC
    Inventor: Chad S. McElhiney
  • Patent number: 9896050
    Abstract: A tray element is provided for a motor vehicle. The tray element can be arranged in a stowage region of the motor vehicle and has at least one receiving tray open at the top in the vertical direction of the motor vehicle for at least partially receiving at least one battery (14) of the motor vehicle. The tray element is designed as a die-cast component made of a light metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Mortoren Weke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Clemens Paproth, Matthias Jaeger, Peter Hirsch, Helmut Gottmann
  • Patent number: 9895596
    Abstract: A mechanism for attaching, for example, a boot to a ski, that uses a sphere in cylinder geometry to enable release in a wide array of incremental directions and rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Nathaniel Bogan
  • Patent number: 9889738
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a vehicle prime mover based on the engagement status of one or more safety restraints of the vehicle. In various implementations the method comprises monitoring, via a RPM controller of the vehicle, an operational status of vehicle, monitoring, via the RPM controller, the engagement status at least one passenger safety restraint of the vehicle, and limiting, via the RPM controller, a rotational speed, e.g., revolutions per minute (RPM) of one or more prime mover of the vehicle when the vehicle is in a On operational status and the at least one safety restraint is in a disengaged status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Christopher Reid, John Lawrence Stocks, Matthew Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9884655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a structure for mounting a heat exchanger in a vehicle. The structure includes a shroud, and a mount supporting a supported portion and allowing vertical vibrations of the supported portion with respect to each side of the shroud in a vehicle width direction. The supported portion is provided on each side of the heat exchanger in the vehicle width direction. The mount body of the mount is mounted in a mounting portion located higher than a fixed portion on the side of the shroud in the vehicle width direction. The fixed portion is fixed to a body member of the vehicle. A receiver supporting a lower surface of the mount body serves as the mounting portion. A fixing bracket for fixing the mount body to the side of the shroud is provided in front of or behind the mount body of the mount in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Nagayoshi, Naoki Nagano, Megumi Toyota, Nobuyuki Nakayama, Masahide Kanemori, Haruo Etchu
  • Patent number: 9884548
    Abstract: A support block for a torque arm on a vehicle can include a first indentation and a second indentation each having an opening adapted to accept a portion of a torque arm, the first indentation and the second indentation each having a relief cut opposite the opening into which a portion of a torque arm can fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Robert Paul Roy, Jeffrey Jay Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9886032
    Abstract: A self-propelled device includes a spherical housing and an internal drive system. The self-propelled device can further include an internal structure having a magnet holder that holds a first set of magnets and an external accessory comprising a second set of magnets to magnetically interact, through the spherical housing, with the first set magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPHERO, INC.
    Inventors: Ian H. Bernstein, Adam Wilson, Chun Kong, Ross MacGregor