Patents Examined by Justin Larson
  • Patent number: 10362855
    Abstract: A system for mounting a mobile device to a wearer's arm, including a mobile device housing and an armband. The armband includes an elongate bistable spring movable between two positions to hold the armband to the wearer's arm. A clip may be joined to the armband, with the clip including slidable arms that extend across a diagonal of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Sun Joon Whang, Soo Park, Albert Frank Ventura, Mervyn Cheung, George Chen
  • Patent number: 10278514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child wrap, which may be in the form of a continuous piece of fabric and include a center panel, left and right shoulder straps, a bottom strap, and left and right panels, at least one of which is elongated. The panels preferably attach to one another via hook and loop fasteners as they wrap around the child. Preferably, the child's arms are free while wearing the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Deidre Vaughn Emerson
  • Patent number: 10265465
    Abstract: A belt clip assembly is disclosed. The belt clip assembly includes a device retainer having a first retainer defined to retain a clip pin. The belt clip assembly further includes a clip coupled to the device retainer via the clip pin and the clip includes a detent and the clip is further defined to retain a tab pin. A tab is coupled to the clip via the tab pin, the tab being rotatable about the tab pin. Wherein the device retainer is initially rotatable about the clip pin independent of rotation of the tab about the tab pin. Additionally, the rotation of the device retainer about the clip pin results in a finite displacement of the device retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Crane, Jason A. Belton
  • Patent number: 10252676
    Abstract: A storage bag for use with a tonneau cover is provided. The storage bag has a main body having at least one pocket, and at least one first fastener secured to the main body for releaseably fastening the main body to a bottom surface of a tonneau cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: WorkSport Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven Rossi
  • Patent number: 10252803
    Abstract: The invention concerns a securing system for passenger appliances in an aircraft, the securing system comprising a retaining device which can be mounted on or in an aircraft seat. The retaining device comprises a connection device, the connection device being displaceable between a park position and a use position. The securing system has a portable mounting adapter, the mounting adapter having a connection arrangement, and the connection device and the connection arrangement being detachably and mechanically connectable to each other in load-bearing manner. The mounting adapter is arranged to be connected to the passenger appliance in load-bearing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG
    Inventor: Andrew Muirhead
  • Patent number: 10244851
    Abstract: A bag carrier having an adjustable shoulder strap affixed to a ring positioned at about the user's hips. The carrier has a clip that removably attaches to the ring. The carrier has one or more hooks to support the handles of a shopping bag. The hooks may have protrusions to hold the shopping bags better on the hooks. One or more surfaces of the carrier may have recesses to lighten the bag carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ronnie Petersson, Andrzej Dzienski
  • Patent number: 10246027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bicycle carrier for a vehicle which allows a bicycle to be safely fixed and transported upside down, and the bicycle carrier includes: a vertical support 20 which is rotatably connected to a base support rod 10; a horizontal support 30 which is rotatably connected to the base support rod 10 so as to form a fixed angle with the vertical support 20; a bicycle holder 40 which is rotatably connected to the base support rod 10; an angle fixing holder 50 which is connected between the horizontal support 30 and the bicycle holder 40 so as to fix an angle between the horizontal support and the bicycle holder; two handlebar fixing holders 60 which are slidably installed at both sides of the base support rod 10; a bicycle frame fixing holder 70 which fixes a horizontal frame 120 of the bicycle; and three fixing straps (80; 82, 83, and 84) which are adjustable in length, in which the three fixing straps 80 are fixed to the vehicle and securely tightened, a bicycle 100 is turned upside
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Il Shik Yoon, Jun Chan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10246144
    Abstract: A tire lift assembly including a body and a pair of moveable arms is provided. The body may include two handles. Each of the moveable arms extends from the body. Each arm may have an end to grasp a vehicle tire when in a first position and to release the vehicle tire when in a second position. Each of the movable arms may extend from the body at a living hinge to facilitate movement of each of the moveable arms. The body may be of a flexible material to facilitate movement of each of the pair of moveable arms. The body may further define a pair of handle through-holes. Each of the pair of handle through-holes may be located adjacent one of the two handles. Each of the pair of handle through-holes may be located adjacent a living hinge to facilitate pivotal movement of each of the moveable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10246213
    Abstract: A carton for holding one or more containers includes a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton, a plurality of end flaps foldably connected to the respective plurality of panels to form at least one closed end of the carton, and at least one gusset foldably connected between the at least one side panel and the at least one closed end of the carton. The plurality of panels includes a bottom panel, a top panel, and at least one side panel. The at least one gusset is positionable between a first position and a second position wherein the interior of the carton is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Ayerst
  • Patent number: 10239549
    Abstract: A tool holding device for a wheelbarrow comprises an oblong handle channel with a longitudinal trough in which a substantial length of the tool handle is seated within multiple locking collars. Each of the locking collars comprise a u-shaped collar trough subtended by a deformable collar strip. When the tool handle is inserted into the channel trough, the collar strips wrap around the handle and cradle it tightly within the trough. The handle channel is connected through a channel flange to one of the sides or the back of the wheelbarrow tub either integrally or by attachment means in the channel flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Tris Tristram
  • Patent number: 10239463
    Abstract: A storage device for a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, the storage device has an exterior housing, an interior container, and a scissor lift mechanism. The scissor lift mechanism is located within the exterior housing and is operatively connected to the interior container. The scissor lift mechanism has a raised position and a lowered position. The interior container is within the exterior housing when the scissor lift mechanism is in the lowered position. The interior container is at least partially located outside the exterior housing when the scissor lift mechanism is in the raised position. The scissor lift mechanism includes crossed bars that pivot about a bolt or pin in scissor-like fashion to raise or lower the interior container. An actuator pivots the cross bars to the raised position and is oriented and connected to the crossed bars to have an upward vertical force component throughout the raising operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Ralph Taylor
  • Patent number: 10232790
    Abstract: A secure storage device is presented. The secure storage device comprises walls, a bottom, a door and an opening for forming an interior chamber for storage. The device may be constructed of a variety of materials, including but not limited to aluminum, steel, impact-resistant materials, and bullet-proof materials. It at least one embodiment, the secure storage device is configured to act as a sun visor for a vehicle for securely storing a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: John B. Adrain
  • Patent number: 10231533
    Abstract: A wearable container or pack that is quickly convertible into front and rear body armor without removing the pack from the torso of the wearer. The container or pack may include a bag that may be easily separated from the container or pack, and quickly dropped from the container or pack, providing supplies for another person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Dennis O'Connor, Brian Naillon, Von Bolin, Wallace Lau
  • Patent number: 10227097
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a reinforcement or brace that can be installed on the tailgate of a vehicle. The reinforcement can provide structural support for heavier mounted objects, such as tires, as well as allowing for different attachment points. Advantageously, the tailgate hinge does not need to be removed or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lund Motion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 10227155
    Abstract: A storage and shipping box includes first closing flaps of the exterior of the box that extend from a pair of opposing sides of the upper face of the box and that are capable of being sealed, stapled or glued in order to carry out one or several shipments. The box further includes second closing flaps of the exterior of the box that extend from the other opposing sides of the upper face of the box. The second flaps include a closing element to open and close the box as many times as needed and are capable of being used for the storage of products or for preparing orders before or after carrying out a shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Embalajes Capsa, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Lopez Masague
  • Patent number: 10220796
    Abstract: A device holder to hold an electronic device is provided. The device holder comprises an upper arc arm; a lower arc arm; and a drive device. The upper arm and the lower arc arms are attached to the drive device and moveably between a non-use position and a use position and the drive device enables a synchronized movement of the upper arc arm and a lower arc arm at opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Neumann, Andrew David Clarke, Aurelien Pierre Christian Delaruelle, Nick David Eterovic, Maurizio Tocco
  • Patent number: 10220789
    Abstract: A baggage restraint system for the containment of luggage and other personal or group articles, such as camping gear or sport equipment, to the confines of two or more successive seats in a commercial passenger vehicle, such as a school bus. The system comprises an enclosure, and the means by which it may be releasably secured to the vehicle cabin floor. The system's enclosure is constructed of tear-resistant fabric panels, as an essentially rectangular or forward-leaning, four-sided cuboid. The enclosure is shaped and dimensioned to envelope a predetermined number of seats in a target vehicle. The system's means of securement include: a plurality of depending loops, affixed along one or more of the enclosure's bottom and windows-side edges; a plurality of floor and sidewall anchor tabs; and a plurality of carabiners and adjustable straps, linking each anchor tab to one of the depending loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ben Ross Crowe
  • Patent number: 10219610
    Abstract: A multi-tool holder is disclosed including an elongated planar member with a track configured to receive a multi-tool and tool clip. The tool clip is coupled with the elongated planar member and includes one or more prongs that reversibly mate with a port of the multi-tool, wherein the multi-tool includes a mechanism configured to release the multi-tool from the tool clip in response to movement of the mechanism in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kristian Henkel
  • Patent number: 10213008
    Abstract: Ballistic backpacks have a pouch having a back panel defining a compartment having a pouch lower edge, shoulder straps connected to the pouch, a closure flap connected to the compartment with a flap lower edge connected to the pouch at the pouch lower edge, the closure flap being movable between a closed position in which the closure flap extends up from the pouch lower edge and encloses the pouch, and a deployed position in which the closure flap depends downward from the pouch lower edge, a first ballistic panel connected to the back panel and having a first panel edge proximate the lower pouch edge, a second ballistic panel connected to the closure flap with a second panel edge proximate the lower flap edge at a level above the pouch lower edge, such that when the closure flap is in the deployed position, the first and second ballistic panels overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald E. Weaver, Jr., Donna Webber
  • Patent number: 10213030
    Abstract: A baby support for supporting a baby positioned on a front torso of a supporting person. The baby support includes an elongated soft body that extends across a back torso of the supporting person and the baby. The baby support also includes fastening ends that overlap and secure to support the baby on the front torso of the supporting adult. The baby support may be configured to stretch to generate an elastic force to pull the back torso of the baby towards the back torso of the supporting person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: S2S INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hayley Mullins