Patents Examined by Jose V. Chen
  • Patent number: 11903487
    Abstract: A module for a modular furniture assembly includes a front frame rail, a rear frame rail, a first side rail, a support system, and a support bridge. The first side rail extends between the front frame rail and the rear frame rail. The first side rail defines a saddle that recesses below the front end portion and the rear end portion. The support system is disposed between the front frame rail, the rear frame rail, and the first side rail of the module. The support system is configured to support a user on the module. The support bridge is attached to the support system and is configured to attached to a support system of an adjacent module to functionally connect the support system of the module to the support system of the adjacent module such that forces are transferred therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Williams-Smith Limited, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Williams
  • Patent number: 11891269
    Abstract: A countertop barrier device for provision of a sanitary barrier between an article and a countertop includes a tubular housing, which is selectively mountable to a surface proximate to a back edge of a countertop so that the tubular housing is removably mounted to the surface and substantially parallel to the back edge. A slot is positioned in the tubular housing and extends from proximate to opposed ends of the tubular housing. A mat is selectively extensible from and retractable into the tubular housing through the slot. A fastener is engaged to the mat proximate to a leading edge of the mat. The fastener engages the countertop proximate to a front edge of the countertop so that the mat covers a portion of the countertop. An article can be positioned on the mat without the article coming into contact with the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Polly Bryant
  • Patent number: 11890980
    Abstract: A table arrangement has a mounting element to be fastened to a fastening structure element. A first table element is connected to the mounting element, pivotally relative to the mounting element about a first pivot axis between a stowage position, in which the first table element extends substantially parallel to a mounting plane defined by the mounting element, and a position of use, in which the first table element extends substantially perpendicular to the mounting plane. A second table element is connected to the first table element substantially parallel to the first table element and rotatable relative to the first table element about a rotation axis that is parallel to the mounting plane in the position of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: Diehl Aviation Laupheim GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Woerz, Ulrich Kress, Ralf Braendle, Markus Ils, Christian Heider, Andreas Toborg
  • Patent number: 11882935
    Abstract: A height-adjustable desk is disclosed. Exemplary implementations may include a work surface, a left-side support structure, a right-side support structure, a core body, and a working body that provides the work surface. The core body may include lifting mechanisms such that the work surface of the desk may be positioned for a person in a standing and/or sitting position. The working body may include a control interface configured to be manually engaged by the user, to control lifting and/or lowering of the work surface of the desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Mateo Goods Co.
    Inventor: Matthew Jason Moore
  • Patent number: 11884450
    Abstract: A pallet includes: a top plate that has a rectangular shape and that is to be loaded with a load object; multiple blocks that are disposed at a multiple locations including four corners of the top plate and that support the top plate from below; and a bottom plate that is disposed such that the multiple blocks are placed on the bottom plate. The top plate has a long side and a short side. Blocks included in the multiple blocks and disposed at the corners of the top plate each has a long side and a short side. The long side of each of the blocks included in the multiple blocks and disposed at the corners of the top plate is disposed along the short side of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kabe, Naoto Chiba, Takaaki Yoshida, Seiya Imai, Misaki Suruga, Koichi Tabira
  • Patent number: 11882963
    Abstract: A grill cover is configured to be utilized with a grill having a metallic component, the grill cover includes a cover body, a magnetic fastener, and a secondary fastener. The cover body presents an outer edge disposed along a bottom side and a cover void therein configured to receive the grill therein. The magnetic fastener and the secondary fastener are each secured to the cover body. The magnetic fastener is configured to provide a magnetic force to keep the magnetic fastener selectively secured to the metallic component of the grill so as to keep the cover body in place around the grill therein. The secondary fastener is configured to reduce a cross-sectional area of the cover void so as to prevent the grill cover from being removed from the grill while the secondary fastener is emplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MODUS LIGHT, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Drew Walker
  • Patent number: 11878838
    Abstract: A pallet for carrying an object. The pallet may include a receiving surface to support the object. The pallet may include a socket and may be part of a pallet assembly including a rotationally asymmetrical positioning rod operable to be selectively repositioned within the socket with a main body extending above the receiving surface to restrain a lateral movement of the object. The pallet may include a support frame to support the plurality of objects thereon. The support frame may including a plurality of post supports. The pallet may include a plurality of stacking post assemblies each including a first post having a bottom end pivotally secured to the support frame and a second post operable to move between an extended position engaged with the post support and the first post and a retracted positon engaged with only one of the post support and the first post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Jean Martin, Henry Braun
  • Patent number: 11878618
    Abstract: Described are tray table tuning mechanisms for a passenger seat. The tray table tuning mechanisms can include a pivot limiting member, a paddle arm deployment member, an adjustment plate, and a paddle arm. The paddle arm deployment member and the adjustment plate may be pivoted relative to the pivot limiting member. The paddle arm can include at least one stop member and may be pivotably coupled to the paddle arm deployment member. Additionally, the paddle arm may be pivoted between a stowed state and a deployed state. In the deployed state, the stop member can abut a portion of the adjustment plate to limit rotation of the paddle arm deployment member in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventor: Tyler Newbold
  • Patent number: 11877648
    Abstract: Disclosed are mobile tables and table assemblies having a selectively rotating table top relative to the table frame. A mobile table including a selectively rotatable table top that is configured to securely rotate about an axis in an unlocked position and to be secured in a predetermined plane in a locked position; and two spaced apart frame members securely connected to the selectively rotatable table top positioned on a first end of each spaced apart frame member and movement members attached to a second end of each spaced apart frame members that are configured to selectively move the mobile table to and from desired locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Roots Engineering Services
    Inventor: Jeffrey M Kondel
  • Patent number: 11878837
    Abstract: A supporter includes: a first plate portion having a placement surface on which a support object is to be placed; a second plate portion that transmits downward a weight of the support object placed on the placement surface; a left third plate portion that is disposed between the first plate portion and the second plate portion and that extends diagonally in a direction such that a lower part thereof is separated further leftward; and a right third plate portion that is disposed between the first plate portion and the second plate portion on a right side of the left third plate portion and that extends diagonally in a direction such that a lower part thereof is separated further rightward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Taisuke Endo, Hiroyuki Kono, Shigeru Tsukada
  • Patent number: 11877649
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses (such as desks) with adjustable top panels. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a frame, having a movable component that is configured to move upwards and downwards. The apparatus also includes: a first top panel attached to the movable component and configured to move upwards and downwards with the movable component, and a second top panel attached to the frame and aligned parallel to the first panel, so that the first panel is adjustable to be flush with the second panel or adjustable to a level above the second panel. The apparatus can also include a barrier panel attached to the frame or the first panel, arranged perpendicular to the first and second panels and oriented downward from the first panel at a side of the first panel closest to the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: BRAND VILLAGES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Andrew Addington, Andrew Phillip Addington, Thomas Gordon Addington
  • Patent number: 11871842
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a supporting frame, tabletop and auxiliary support. The supporting frame includes first and second mounting assemblies pivotally connected to each other. The tabletop includes first and second panels coupled with the first and second mounting assemblies such that the first and second panels are rotatable with respect to each other between a folded position and an unfolded position. The auxiliary support includes an auxiliary bar and one or more linking assemblies. The auxiliary bar is coupled with the supporting frame, and each of one or more linking assemblies is coupled with the first and second panels. When the first and second panels are in the unfolded position, each of the one or more linking assemblies abuts the auxiliary bar toward the first and second panels. As such, the auxiliary support provides support to the first and second panels and enhances stability of the foldable table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 11871857
    Abstract: The invention relates to event furniture comprising at least one table and/or at least one chair as an event furniture component (100, 200, 250, 300, 350), wherein at least one table (11, 250), a table part (120, 300, 350) of the at least one table (11), the at least one chair (110, 200), and/or a combination of the above-mentioned event furniture components have means for carrying out an individual machine-controlled movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: MACK RIDES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: G├╝nter Burger
  • Patent number: 11876252
    Abstract: This application relates to a pallet structure and a battery electrolyte injection apparatus. The pallet structure may include two pallets and a supporting assembly. Each of the pallets may include a supporting surface. The two pallets may be spaced apart vertically. The supporting assembly may be disposed between the two pallets. At least one of the pallets may include a base and a supporting plate. The supporting plate may be disposed on the base and include a supporting surface. The base may be a hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Dong Wei, Zhiguo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11857068
    Abstract: An attachment assembly for use with furniture and other articles. The attachment assembly includes a connector assembly that is configured to engage with a rail. The connector assembly includes a first, fixed protrusion, a lever, a second protrusion extending from the lever, and a third protrusion positioned between the first protrusion and the second protrusion. The rail includes a lip and a cutout in the lip that is sized to receive the third protrusion. The rail is configured to retain the connector assembly. Pivoting the lever when the connector assembly is positioned within the rail is configured to cause the second protrusion to bear against a bottom surface of the rail, such that the first protrusion and the second protrusion frictionally engage the bottom surface of the rail and the third protrusion frictionally engages the lip to fixedly hold the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Poppin, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Miller, Adrian Gomez, Justin D. Dollinger, Robert D. Peavey, Matteo Bonacina
  • Patent number: 11858400
    Abstract: A table/tray is provided which is removably mountable into a standard beverage or cup holder of a seating armrest, and maintains the cup holder capacity of the armrest, while at the same time providing the additional concurrent functionality of a table or tray adjacent to the seating assembly. This table/tray is movable by rotation within the cup holder, or otherwise, to be shifted out of the way of the user's entry/egress motion with respect to the seat assembly. This tray/table is dimensioned and/or foldable so as to be stored under the seating assembly, or closely adjacent thereto in available space, and it can be used at multiple different locations within the vehicle or other structure of use, according to the availability of cup holder recesses to receive it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Thomas M. Nowak
  • Patent number: 11858398
    Abstract: A portable tray is provided for use in a motor vehicle. The portable tray includes a base adapted to be supported on a vehicle seat and a pair of spaced apart legs depending therefrom. A front end is positionable toward a front portion of the seat, and a rear end is positionable toward a rear portion of the seat. An upper planar surface of the base provides a level support surface for articles being used by an occupant of the motor vehicle. At least one cavity into which articles can be placed is provided. A recess is provided through the side wall and is in communication with the cavity, and allows for an object to pass therethrough and into the cavity. An opening provided is the base and a strap having a seat anchor attached thereto extends through the opening. The strap has a thickened portion which is positioned on one side of the rear wall to secure the strap to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: FIRST PULL CO.
    Inventors: Philip Roger Bruni, John Steven Kruse
  • Patent number: 11849842
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multifunctional hand controller for height-adjustable furniture, and belongs to the technical field of control equipment for electric furniture. The multifunctional hand controller includes a shell. The shell is fixed on the furniture. Switches for controlling the furniture are installed on the shell. The switches include a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is a rotary switch. The rotary switch rotates relative to the shell to generate a first control instruction for controlling the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG JIECANG LINEAR MOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Xu, Shaoping Zhou, Liuchang Lu
  • Patent number: 11849841
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating device for a table, having a table panel with an adjustable height and/or inclination and having an internal collision detection device for detecting a collision between the table panel and an object or a person, comprising: a control unit and a hand-held switch that is connected to the control unit and has a display element, on which an element can be displayed for menu navigation, and one or more command buttons, by means of which the height and/or inclination of the table can be adjusted using the menu navigation, wherein at least one of the command buttons is assigned multiple times, and parameters of the table can be adjusted using the command buttons with multiple assignments, said parameters comprising a sensitivity level of the collision detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Oelschl├Ąger Metalltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Spreen
  • Patent number: 11851187
    Abstract: A light system may comprise: a seat back housing configured to be coupled to a seat in an aircraft; a light assembly coupled to the seat back housing, the light assembly comprising: a main body at least partially disposed in the seatback housing in response to the light assembly being in a stowed state, the main body coupled to a joint and configured to move relative to the joint, and a light coupled to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sambasiva Kodati