Patents Examined by Joshua Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10202730
    Abstract: A roadway cable barrier includes a post located adjacent to a roadway and extending vertically from a ground level to a top end, a connector having a first leg and a second leg spaced apart and extending in the same downward direction from a top section, the top section is positioned on the top end of the post such that the first leg and the second leg are positioned on opposite sides of the post from one another, a retaining loop is formed by one of the first leg and the second leg and a longitudinally extending roadway barrier cable is disposed within the retaining loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: William H. Neusch
  • Patent number: 9894965
    Abstract: A convertible tool-chain with a counterweight designed to hold and carry tools in various configurations for maximum efficacy and comfort. Example configurations include but are not limited to: a tool-belt chain or a utility necklace with arrangements for receiving tools on the front, and a pendant or weight arranged on the rear to counterbalancing the weight tools on the front. In a second embodiment, the necklace is a decorative jewelry item, with an accessory pendant affixed to the back to counterbalance the weight of the decorative features on the front. A set of interchangeable counterweights may be provided with the necklace, possibly in different weights, for being attached to selected position(s) for counterbalancing loads in various positions. In addition, a method includes steps of selecting and positioning counterweight(s) on the rear of a necklace with weights and positions for counterbalancing load(s) on the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Rebecca Edmonston
  • Patent number: 9890614
    Abstract: A lock ring for use as a one way movement restrictor between two telescopingly arranged tubulars to permit movement in one direction and prevent movement in the other direction of one tubular relative to the other tubular; the lock ring comprising: a profile having one or more formations formed on the outer circumference for engagement with a suitable formation profile formed on the inner circumference of the outer telescopic tubular; and one or more teeth formed on its inner circumference, the teeth being adapted to dig into the outer surface of the inner telescopic member; such that the profile having one or more formations on the outer circumference and/or the said one or more teeth permits the lock ring to be pushed along the outer surface of the inner telescopic tubular when pushed by the outer telescopic tubular in one direction; and is further adapted to dig the teeth into the outer surface of the inner telescopic tubular when the push in said one direction is removed or when it is pushed by the outer
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Iain MacLeod, Andrew Elrick, Stephen Reid
  • Patent number: 9863451
    Abstract: A mechanical fitting for connecting structures may include a base structure and a plate member. The mechanical fitting may also include a support structure for supporting the plate member at a predetermined spacing from the base structure. The support structure may include a truss structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Grip, Michael Kirtland Hughes, Daniel Joseph Bazile
  • Patent number: 9835077
    Abstract: An Emergency Portable Adjustable Engine-fan Assembly (fan clutch) Lock-in device, for emergency use, when engine-fan assembly (fan clutch) fails, and vehicle, large semi-truck trailer(s) combinations are forced to stop because engine oil and coolant immediately stop being properly cooled, and cannot move on own power until repaired; this device when installed allows vehicle to drive with own engine power to nearest safe-haven or repair facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Gene Doyle Burt
  • Patent number: 9816286
    Abstract: A fencing system having a plurality of molded plastic members which function to provide the posts and nails of a fence and are configured to be assembled with connectors formed of molded plastic to attach the nails to the posts by snapping them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SNAPFENCE LLC
    Inventor: John Cavanagh
  • Patent number: 9816630
    Abstract: A repeatable use valve in a tennis ball that uses a common sports ball inflation needle inserted into and through the valve to increase or decrease the pressure inside the ball. The increase or decrease in pressure will cause the ball to have respectively higher or lower bounce. The valve can be installed in new tennis balls at the time of manufacture. The valve can also be installed in used tennis balls, including used tennis balls that have lost some or all of their original factory pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: John H Lieber
  • Patent number: 9808697
    Abstract: This is the embodiment of the net apparatus used in sports and in the non-sports arenas. This net's frame supports an inner net framed matrix that connects and pivots a rear frame for an adjustable triangular-shaped lean to control the trajectory of the ball or object. The net is designed to rebound balls or objects with high energy even at side angles to return the ball to the sender. The net is also designed to minimize stress to both net and frame when a ball or object contacts the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Dale Earnest Dorsett
  • Patent number: 9797994
    Abstract: An oil well improvement system having an intrusion detection and response subsystem that provides practical capability to defend offshore drilling platform from surface or subsurface terrorist threats/attacks utilizing modified low-cost off-the-shelf equipment and processor programs. The subsystem processes acoustical and/or RF sensor data to determine contact positions, rates, projected future positions, identification, threat analysis and recommends appropriate soft/hard kill counter measures and further provides control of those countermeasures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Joe Spacek
  • Patent number: 9792637
    Abstract: A method and system of displaying an autograph of the artist(s) of their song(s) on an electronic device and a method for customers to resell autographed MP3/MP4 type music files and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Evans E. Joseph, Ivy R. Bittle
  • Patent number: 9784031
    Abstract: A unique adjustable guttering anti-warping anti-sagging safety-truss gate comprises corner gutters to drain rain water, body gutters to drain rain water, extension tubes having multiple built-in tunnel systems to drain rain water, struts having multiple built-in tunnel systems to drain rain water, and vertical tubes having multiple built-in draining-hole systems to drain rain water down to the ground. Further, the unique gate comprises multiple ridge systems built into the extension tubes to strengthen the unique gate, and multiple spring systems built into the vertical tubes to strengthen the unique gate and to absorb impact forces, warping forces, twisting forces, and sagging forces exerted on the unique gate during its lifespan. The corner gutters, body gutters, and vertical tubes are welded to one another to create the frame of the unique gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 9784395
    Abstract: A latching or release mechanism in which the insertion force can be different from the removal force. Furthermore, the said latching or release mechanism will automatically release upon applied removal force. The latching or release mechanism additionally can be readily adapted for use as a fluid coupler or as a pass-through latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Chloe Hyesung Lee
  • Patent number: 9770061
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the treatment of injuries or pain associated with the head or central nervous system. The present embodiment utilizes a head covering that is activated to produce an endothermic reaction to draw heat from, or apply cold to, the head and central nervous system. Layers are used to accomplish different applications and colors are used to associate with selected sport teams colors or camouflaged as may be required in a battlefield environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Stanley A. Sansone
  • Patent number: 9750969
    Abstract: A chest exercise machine includes: a resistance element; a user support coupled to the resistance element; a first movement element coupled to the user support; and a second movement element coupled to the user support. A chest press machine includes: a cable resistance element adapted to allow for a resistance path that is at least partly defined by a user; a user support adapted to move along a movement path as a chest press is performed; and a load including a set of plates that may be selectively coupled to the cable resistance element. A pectoral fly machine includes: a cable resistance element adapted to allow for a resistance path that is at least partly defined by a user; a user support adapted to move along a movement path as a pectoral fly is performed; and a load including a set of plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Evans Carter, Sherman P. Grider, Pastor Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9732911
    Abstract: The pipeline protection system includes a plurality of modules and a central control unit. The modules are adapted to be disposed circumferentially around the pipeline and capable of communicating to each other and with the central control unit to generate a plurality of real time data related to the pipeline. The modules are retrofittable configuration that includes sub-modules. Each sub-module includes top and bottom protective casings, and at least one flexible composite layer disposed between the top and bottom protective casings. The flexible composite layer includes an electronic circuitry embedded thereon, and a plurality of sensors coupled to the electronic circuitry to monitor a plurality of parameters associated with the pipeline. The plurality of sensors is configured to generate various real time data, such as pipeline leakage, predict future leakage or failure, and detect any attempt to theft or tempering in the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Mohammed Zulfiquar
  • Patent number: 9736968
    Abstract: A device for retaining a printed circuit board module in a mounting groove of a cold plate, the device comprising an elongated housing made of metal, which has a cross-section in the shape of a horizontal U. A pressure piece made of metal is mounted in the housing so as to be displaceable transversely relative to the rotational axis of the housing and comprises a flat clamping surface on the front side. A rotary cylinder can be rotatably mounted in the housing so as to be transversely displaceable relative to the rotational axis. During a rotation, eccentric guide elements can be used to effect a forward displacement of the rotary cylinder. The pressure piece follows the displacement of the rotary cylinder and slides outward. The waste heat of the printed circuit board module is transported via the housing and the pressure piece to the cold plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Adam Pawlowski, Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9732781
    Abstract: A connector assembly to fasten two members. The connector assembly includes an elongate fastener with an end for insertion into one of the members and a transverse aperture having at least one countersunk surface with an apex substantially aligned coaxially with the transverse aperture. The connector assembly also includes a grub screw insertable into the other member along a transverse axis substantially at the predetermined spacing from the shaped end. The connector assembly further includes a nipple formed onto one of the grub screw, the nipple being placeable into the transverse aperture for movement down the countersunk surface towards the apex thereof. The fastener moves with respect to the other member and brings the two fastened members closer together. The connector assembly also includes a housing for positioning the grub screw into the transverse aperture of the fastener, the housing having opposing apertures to allow the fastener to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BOSETH PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Alosman Ajanovic
  • Patent number: 9725860
    Abstract: An array of retractable shields is employed for closing an exposed opening through which the snow enters into a receiver. A piston-like object, which is empowered by a compressed spring and is moving at high speed, makes an impact on the snow with great force. The snow is finally ejected from a chute. The receiver can be lifted higher to clear the snow at a different height from the ground. Alternatively, a snow lifting unit is used to ferry the snow higher for free fall into the receiver for further processing. Belt and chain driven devices employing a plurality of collector elements are employed. An impact force produced by a rapid flow of compressed air also forces the snow out from a confined enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Kim Kwee Ng
  • Patent number: 9719544
    Abstract: A glueless shaft joining system, apparatus and method are disclosed. A base insertable into the hollow interior of the shaft can include a plurality of flexible fingers separated by a slot defined between each of the adjacent flexible fingers. The interior of the base is hollow and includes a threaded portion adjacent to the distal end that extends inwards in a proximal direction. A set screw can be inserted into the threaded portion of the hollow interior of the base. The set screw includes a threaded head portion and a non-threaded tail portion that diverges as it extends away from the head portion. The tail portion deflects the flexible fingers laterally outwardly as the set screw is advanced in the proximal direction through the base. A component, such as a broad head or arrow nock can be coupled to the insert as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Clean-Shot Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry R. Bay
  • Patent number: 9708036
    Abstract: To make secondary anchoring of small boats quick, safe, versatile, a low cost buoyant apparatus with an attached tripping strap has been invented to permit transport of a secondary anchor to its holding location. The invention, in addition serves to prevent excessive boat swings once anchored in restricted anchorage, and can also serve as a marker in the event that an earlier anchored boat needs to move and return to the same spot. This buoyant apparatus is very versatile; it can be used from the boat's bow, from the stern, and also as a lunch hook. Although the buoyant ring has an appearance of a life preserver, it is not intended for that use, and does not qualify as U.S. Coast Guard or Sheriff Regulation safety equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Frank Ries