Patents Examined by Justin M Larson
  • Patent number: 10463124
    Abstract: A backpack, or carrying bag capable of carrying multiple items in a variety of configurations and capable of being carried in a plurality of ways. The backpack may include modular panels that are interchangeable within the main pocket of the backpack. The backpack may have shoulder straps as well as hand straps. The shoulder straps may be restrained or “hidden” within or behind a panel on the back of the backpack. The hand straps may be positioned on lateral sides of the backpack or the top of the backpack to carry the backpack like a briefcase. An expandable pocket may be positioned on either lateral side of the backpack and may be automatically retractable when not in. The backpack may also be entirely expandable to create more space in the central pocket with a perimeter zipper that creates more volume within the body of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nomatic, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Richards, Jacob Durham
  • Patent number: 10466011
    Abstract: Attachment systems configured to fixedly hold a rail are described, including a first connector integrated with a tactical accessory mount, a base element, including a first engagement portion configured to at least partially wrap around a first edge of the rail, and a movable element configured to move relative to the base and including a second engagement portion configured to at least partially wrap around a second edge of the rail. A locking mechanism is provided to hold the movable element in a closed position with the second engagement portion holding the second edge of the rail and the first engagement portion holding the first edge of the rail. A second connector may be attached to the base element to hold the base element to the tactical accessory mount via the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: S&S Precision, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny E. Swan, Andrew C. Borland, William-Joseph Basan Elizalde, Barrett Dare Locke
  • Patent number: 10463136
    Abstract: Backpacks with adjustably spaced ventilation systems are disclosed and, more specifically, backpacks whose ventilation systems make minimal contact with the wearer and may be easily disengaged when not desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ichiro Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 10458747
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing the dropping of a handgun during use thereof is shown in conjunction with a special glove that has metal parts attracted to magnetic grips attached to a hand gun, an electromagnetic version of the magnetic grip device, several embodiments of a strap attached to a grip on one side of a gun handle, a spring steel strap for attachment to a hand gun handle that will stay straight when moved to the straight position and coils around a person's wrist when moved from the straight position and lastly and O-ring device attached to a special glove to automatically attach to a tapered tail on a hand gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Dirk D. Ringgenberg
  • Patent number: 10460539
    Abstract: A system includes a portable locker including a container that may receive and store items and a first lock coupled to the container and that may lock the container to block access to the stored items. The first lock includes a detector that may receive a wireless signal, and receiving the wireless signal causes the first lock to lock or unlock. The system also includes a restraint coupled to the container and includes a second lock. The second lock may secure the portable locker to a rider of an amusement park ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Amanda K. Zielkowski, Michelle Phillips, John Ugrin, Alexandria Catania, Steven C. Blum, Matthew Preston Jones
  • Patent number: 10455922
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for load carriage using a load carriage apparatus. In one implementation, a frame top is disposed at a proximal end of a load carriage frame. The frame top includes a proximal bar and a distal bar each extending between a first side bar and a second side bar. A frame base is disposed at a distal end of the load carriage frame, and the frame base includes a rear portion connected to a first side portion and a second side portion. A spine connects a center portion of the proximal bar of the frame top to the rear portion of the frame base. A first tube extends from the first side bar to the frame base relative to the first side portion. A second tube extends from the second side bar to the frame base relative to the second side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TYR Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 10449910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixing apparatus for quickly and simply fixing a carrier for vehicles to a vehicle, the fixing apparatus including: a female coupler which is installed in the vicinity of a rotating wheel at an end portion of an article mount; and a male coupler which is fixed to a roof of the vehicle and detachably coupled to the female coupler, in which when a trunk of the vehicle is opened in a state in which the carrier is installed, the article mount moves forward toward a front side of the vehicle, the female coupler is separated from the male coupler, and the rotating wheel rolls along a roof of the vehicle, and when the trunk is closed, the article mount moves rearward, and the female coupler engages with the male coupler, such that the carrier is fixed to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Il Shik Yoon, Jun Chan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10448728
    Abstract: An item carrier includes a body having a front side defining an item storage area capable of removably holding an item to be stored and a belt fastener member. The belt fastener member is attached to the body and is configured to fasten to a belt in such a way that the belt fastener member forms a loop around the belt and adheres to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Surf Stash, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Keiley Gregory, Marie Gregory
  • Patent number: 10435196
    Abstract: A receiving container includes a container body and a grip member. The container body includes: a body portion in a hollow tubular shape; a bottom portion configured to close one end side opening portion of the body portion; and a ceiling portion configured to close another end side opening portion of the body portion. One of a first extending portion and a second extending portion of the ceiling portion has a separation portion configured to separate a tip portion. The grip member includes: attachment portions, and a grip portion grippable by hand. The attachment portions are configured to prevent the first extending portion and the second extending portion from opening from the other end side opening portion. The attachment portions are attached to a tip side of the separation portion in either of the first or second extending portion provided with the separation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10435088
    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: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lund Motion Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 10435194
    Abstract: A reinforced box includes a body board comprising a bottom panel; a first side panel hingedly attached to the bottom panel, a first side flap hingedly attached to the first side panel; a second side panel hingedly attached to the bottom panel, a second side flap hingedly attached to the second side panel; and a first end flap and a second end flap each hingedly attached to the bottom panel, the first end flap adjacent to the second end flap; and an end panel, the first side flap of the first side panel attached to the end panel proximate to a first side of the end panel, the second side flap of the second side panel attached to the end panel proximate to a second side of the end panel, the first end flap and the second end flap attached to the end panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire
  • Patent number: 10427827
    Abstract: A box includes at least four side panels. A first minor panel includes a first minor flap. A first major panel includes a first major flap. A second minor panel includes a second minor flap. A second major panel includes a second major flap. The box also includes a top end and a bottom end. The top end includes the first and second minor flaps and the first and second major flaps. The first minor flap is positioned opposite the second minor flap, and the first major flap is positioned opposite the second major flap. Portions of the first and second major flaps overlie portions of the first and second minor flaps. An opening extends through portions of the first and second major flaps between the first and second minor flaps. The opening extends the entire distance between opposing peripheral edges of the first and second major panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Bitowft
  • Patent number: 10420415
    Abstract: A device and methods in the device including at least one flexible annular member coupled to at least one hook element which can be worn by a person to couple one or more containers to the hook element to reduce effort in transport of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: David A. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10421407
    Abstract: A trunk mounted storage rack for sport utility vehicles (SUV) securely restrains grocery bags and prevents damage to fragile items contained therein. The trunk mounted storage rack includes a top shelf, a bottom shelf, a top lip, a bottom lip, a top-level barrier, an intermediate support frame, and a barrier support wall. The top shelf and the bottom shelf are sized to closely fit in the trunk of the SUV. The intermediate support frame suspends the top shelf over the bottom shelf. The barrier support wall allows the top-level barrier to mount to the top shelf and prevent items from falling from the top shelf into the rear seat compartment when the SUV turns or brakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Gary W. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10421408
    Abstract: A sun visor fitting for holding sunglasses or other objects in a readily accessible position along the face of sun visor includes a body having a mounting section, a visor pin, a first clip and a second clip projecting from the first clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Andrew Stakoe, Ahmad Miqdadi, Ryan Kurrle, Daniel Ryan Bechlem, Michael Murphy McElroy, Andrew Dayton Phillips
  • Patent number: 10414455
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle includes: a body frame; an article storage portion including a case portion which is supported by the body frame and opens in a vehicle width direction and a lid portion attached to the case portion so as to be openable and closable and having a storage space; a lock unit for locking the lid portion to the case portion; and an antenna unit for receiving radio waves. A tray member is provided in an upper portion of the case portion in the storage space of the article storage portion, and the lock unit and the antenna unit are accommodated in the tray member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Nozoe, Yutaka Kikuchi, Hiroaki Shibuya, Katsuhisa Yamada
  • Patent number: 10415927
    Abstract: A holster comprising a body portion, the body portion comprising a port shell and a starboard shell that cooperate to define a cavity for receiving and holding the handgun. The holster comprising a pair of flat ears, the ears including a forward ear extending forward of the cavity and a rearward ear extending rearward of the cavity. The forward ear defining a forward slot and the rearward ear defining a rearward slot, each slot having a forward edge and a rearward edge. Each slot being configured and dimensioned to receive one of a belt and a clip. Each ear having changes in thickness adjacent the forward and rearward edges of each slot. The changes in thickness defining multiple discrete positions for receiving a holster body attachment portion of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Brian Shults, Robert Kincaid, Liam Yarbrough
  • Patent number: 10418604
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for carrying a battery of a portable communication device. The battery carrier includes a body, a carrier sealing surface, and a wiper. The carrier sealing surface engages a battery seal while the battery is positioned in the battery carrier. The wiper is positioned on a support surface of a battery receptacle in the body. The wiper is aligned with battery contacts of the battery. The wiper wipes the electrical contacts when the battery is inserted into the battery receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Kakiel, Gary A. Lee, Ido Amit
  • Patent number: 10406388
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) wrap system that is designed to protect and prolong the life of SCBA equipment. The SCBA wrap system includes a plurality of SCBA strap wraps and a SCBA cylinder wrap. Each of the plurality of SCBA strap wraps is configured to protect a particular strap of the SCBA, while the SCBA cylinder wrap protects the SCBA tank. Both the plurality of SCBA strap wraps and the SCBA cylinder wrap are made from fire retardant materials and include a reflective surface to increase the visibility of the user. Furthermore, each of the plurality of SCBA strap wraps and the SCBA cylinder wrap may each include a light assembly to further increase the user's visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kimburly Holman
  • Patent number: 10406989
    Abstract: A vehicle accessory mounting device according to some embodiments of the disclosure is configured to attach accessories to a spare-tire hub assembly of a vehicle. The vehicle accessory mounting device includes a first member attached to the spare-tire hub assembly, a second member which is movable relative to the first member, and a handle which is movably attached to the second member. The second member includes pin ends which are configured to engage within slots in the first member. A locking protrusion is provided to lock the second member into place relative to the first member. A locking assembly is provided to lock the handle into place relative to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FIRST PULL CO.
    Inventors: John Steven Kruse, Parth Mukesh Bhatt, Michael Thomas Matteo, Jeffrey Richard Condon, Michael Douglas Prince