Patents Examined by Kevin Hurley
  • Patent number: 10710631
    Abstract: A mechanism for swinging and steering a support leg for a pavement milling machine is provided having a milling machine frame, a swing rod, a steering rod, a first guiding rod and a second guiding rod, the support leg includes a support leg exterior sleeve and a interior sleeve, the support leg exterior sleeve is sleeved onto the support leg interior sleeve, the support leg interior sleeve rotates relative to the exterior sleeve; one end of the swing rod is hinged to the milling machine frame, and the other end is fixedly connected to the exterior sleeve; one end of the second guiding rod is hinged to the milling machine frame, the other end is hinged to one end of the first guiding rod, the other end of the first guiding rod is hinged to one end of the steering rod, and the other end of the steering rod is connected to the support leg interior sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DYNAPAC (CHINA) COMPACTION & PAVING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Biao Zhang, Jixue Chen, Tingjian Xu
  • Patent number: 10710664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tricycle component, and in particular to a reverse tricycle support structure in which two steering wheels are arranged in the front and a driving wheel is arranged in the back. The reverse tricycle support structure includes a frame, a front two-wheel fixing bracket and a rear flat fork. The frame includes a frame rear section, a frame middle section and a frame front section, the frame front section is fixedly connected to the front two-wheel fixing bracket, the frame rear section is movably connected to the rear flat fork, the front two-wheel fixing bracket is fixed on two front wheels, an upper end of a rear center single shock absorption member is hingedly fixed on the frame, and a lower end of the rear center single shock absorption member is hingedly fixed on the rear flat fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG LANGXIANG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhipeng Cao, Weitao Tuo, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10703400
    Abstract: A motorized vending cart includes a drive base, one or more drive motors mounted to the drive base and configured to rotate a plurality of wheels, a thermally insulated container mounted to the drive base, a power inverter mounted to the drive base, and a battery bank mounted to the drive base. The battery bank includes one or more batteries and is in electrical connection with the one or more drive motors and the power inverter. A vending cart body is mounted to the drive base and at least partially surrounds the thermally insulated container and the one or more drive motors. A control panel is electrically connected to and configured to control the one or more drive motors. An appliance is mounted to the vending section of the vending cart body and electrically connected to the power inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAGEC, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Michalski
  • Patent number: 10703431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tightening and adjusting assembly for a steering system of a bicycle. The steering system generally includes a head tube, a steering tube rotatably mounted within the head tube by means of upper and lower headsets, and a handlebar stem tube mounted around the steering tube. The tightening and adjusting assembly has a preload member, an anchoring member and a tightening and adjusting set. The preload member is engaged with a top end of the handlebar stem tube. The anchoring member is abutted against a bottom end of the steering tube. The tightening and adjusting set is disposed in the interior of the steering tube and between the preload member and the anchoring member to draw the preload and anchoring members together and thus preload the upper and lower headsets of the steering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Teddy Formosa Co., Ltd., Bear Corporation
    Inventor: George French
  • Patent number: 10703195
    Abstract: A working machine body includes a machine body having a front and a rear opposite to the front in a front-rear direction and an engine mounted in the machine body. A selective catalytic reduction catalyst is provided in the machine body and connected to the machine body and connected to the engine. A urea aqueous solution tank is to store a urea aqueous solution. The urea aqueous solution tank is connected to the selective catalytic reduction catalyst and provided in the machine body between the engine and the front of the machine body in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo Honda, Hiroaki Nakagawa, Daisuke Sakurai, Hiroshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10696347
    Abstract: An electric self-balancing vehicle including a top cover, a bottom cover, an inner cover, a rotating mechanism, two wheels, two hub motors, a plurality of sensors, a power supply, and a controller is described herein. The top cover includes a first top cover and a second top cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The bottom cover is fixed to the top cover and includes a first bottom cover and a second bottom cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The inner cover is fixed between the top cover and the bottom cover and includes a first inner cover and a second inner cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The rotating mechanism is fixed between the first inner cover and the second inner cover. The two wheels are rotatably fixed at two sides of the inner cover, respectively. The two hub motors are fixed in the two wheels, respectively. The plurality of sensors is disposed between the bottom cover and the inner cover, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiawei Ying, Shaojun Cao
  • Patent number: 10696349
    Abstract: A bicycle frame joint accommodating internal cabling is shown and described. The joint includes an internal passage joining at least two frame tube receiving sockets. The internal passage can receive cables and lighting strips, enabling a circuit or lighting strip to extend along a plurality of frame tubes, and to pass through joints between adjacent frame tubes, to promote circuit continuity. Some bicycle frame joints may have internal passages bypassing some sockets, enabling a continuous circuit to bypass an intervening frame tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Gerard Poole
  • Patent number: 10696348
    Abstract: An electric self-balancing vehicle including a top cover, a bottom cover, an inner cover, a rotating mechanism, two wheels, two hub motors, a plurality of sensors, a power supply, and a controller is described herein. The top cover includes a first top cover and a second top cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The bottom cover is fixed to the top cover and includes a first bottom cover and a second bottom cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The inner cover is fixed between the top cover and the bottom cover and includes a first inner cover and a second inner cover disposed symmetrically and rotatable relative to each other. The rotating mechanism is fixed between the first inner cover and the second inner cover. The two wheels are rotatably fixed at two sides of the inner cover, respectively. The two hub motors are fixed in the two wheels, respectively. The plurality of sensors is disposed between the bottom cover and the inner cover, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiawei Ying, Shaojun Cao
  • Patent number: 10696345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle, comprising a vehicle body, in particular a self-supporting vehicle body, wherein the vehicle comprises at least one drive which can be supplied by an energy store; and has a front wheel axle and a rear wheel axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Kliment Vidolov
  • Patent number: 10695242
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adaptive attachment wheel for wheelchairs, formed as a unit consisting of: a wheel (5); frame segments (1); adaptation shells (7, 8) for lateral guidance on the wheelchair front tubes; and at least one holding element (6) that can be fastened to the wheelchair; such that, when the adaptive attachment wheel is attached to the wheel-chair, the adaptation shells (7, 8) are brought together with the wheelchair front tubes, the front casters of which are lifted off of the ground, and a three-wheeled wheelchair is produced, the front wheel (5) of which can be steered and braked by means of an one-hand steering system (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vosara UG
    Inventor: Dominik Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10695240
    Abstract: A vehicle ramp assembly as disclosed includes a ramp for supporting one or more wheels of a vehicle and providing a bridge over stepped terrain on which the wheels of the vehicle can travel. The ramp can move among a first configuration where the ramp is stowed in the ramp assembly, a second configuration where the ramp extends from the ramp assembly, and a third configuration where the ramp is supports the vehicle wheels as it travels over stepped terrain. A drive mechanism for the ramp, and a carriage coupling the drive mechanism to the ramp enable rotation of the ramp. A secondary actuation system enables linear movement of the carriage along the ramp. A control module can drive the carriage around a curvilinear loop, such that the ramp is driven in a cycle from the first configuration to the second configuration to the third configuration to the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Garland, David Lines, Daisy Lachat, Jo Remion
  • Patent number: 10695241
    Abstract: A wheelchair-towable article, such as a luggage article, having a body portion configured for attaching to a wheelchair by a mounting means to dispose the article to the rear of a seat of the wheelchair so as not to be pivotable about a vertical axis with respect to the wheelchair and having a multi-directional roller arrangement for contact with the ground enables a wheelchair user to transport their own luggage, even heavy loads, without assistance and without unbalancing the wheelchair and whilst maintaining full maneuverability of the wheelchair including tight turns and reversing in tight turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Mackay Slorance
  • Patent number: 10689055
    Abstract: A folded bicycle frame comprising a single and continuous sheet of metal is disclosed. The bicycle frame is formed by cutting the sheet of metal to form a boundary, hydroforming the sheet of metal to create a profile comprising indentations and protrusions along the sheet of metal, and then folding the molded sheet essentially along its axis of symmetry, such that the symmetrical parts of the sheet are positioned next to each other to form the frame with a hollow interior. Holes are precut in the frame so that other bicycle parts may be attached to the frame. The frame is produced without the need for any welding or connecting of individual parts. Thus, it is stronger than conventional bicycle frames which are weaker at such welded connections of their parts. A method for making the folded frame is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Alexander Buzov
  • Patent number: 10689052
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting structure of an oil control valve unit configured to control a hydraulic pressure to a variable valve timing device of an engine. The engine is provided with a transmission. A heat exchanger is mounted in front of the engine. The oil control valve unit is mounted at a side of the engine. A transmission cover configured to cover the transmission from a side bulges from a side surface of the engine and the oil control valve unit is mounted above the transmission cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Ozeki
  • Patent number: 10689045
    Abstract: An acceleration detector is placed on a side stand portion attached to the main body of a side-stand-equipped vehicle. The acceleration detector has a CPU. In a side stand state detection mode, the CPU detects the state of the side stand portion according to a detection signal from the acceleration detector. In an orientation detection mode, the CPU detects the orientation of the main body of the side-stand-equipped vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyozo Saito
  • Patent number: 10682907
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a rear floor panel, a first rear cross member, a fuel tank and a VSF valve. The rear floor panel includes a first wall and a second wall. The first rear cross member includes a pair of first vertical walls extending in an upward/downward direction, and a first horizontal wall configured to connect lower ends of the pair of first vertical walls. The fuel tank includes a second connecting surface extending along the first horizontal wall. The first horizontal wall includes a pair of horizontal sections and an inclined section. The VSF valve is installed at a position overlapping the inclined section in a forward/rearward direction of a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Muramatsu, Masahito Murota
  • Patent number: 10683023
    Abstract: The wheelbarrow of the present embodiments provides a frame and a tub wherein the tub has a recess for receiving at least a portion of a wheel. Additionally, at least a portion of the frame and a portion of the tub may extend forward of the wheel. Further, a distance between a center of gravity of the tub and a vertical line or plane bisecting a rotational axis of the wheel when the wheelbarrow is in a resting position may be approximately equal to or less than a radius of the wheel. Also, the wheelbarrow may be powered by an engine or motor. The wheelbarrow may also include a transmission capable of rotating the wheel in a forward or reverse direction. Moreover, the wheelbarrow may contain control levers located adjacent handle grips for controlling the motor or engine, or the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Stinger Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Cook, Joshua Michael Otto
  • Patent number: 10683058
    Abstract: A multi-wheel bicycle with a dual universal joint disposed on a bicycle frame, wherein a first end of the universal joint is mounted to the bicycle frame and a second end of the universal joint is mounted on a moveable end of a bicycle steering fork. A front drive chain is couple from the universal joint to a front tire disposed on a free-wheeling front hub, and a second drive chain is coupled from the first end to a drive sprocket. The drive sprocket is further coupled to a free-wheeling hub attached to a front tire. The coupling provides for transfer of rotational power from the drive sprocket to the front and rear tires through the dual universal joint even as the universal is flexed through its range of motion while steering the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Place, Robert Lobue
  • Patent number: 10675931
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing sway between a towing vehicle and a trailer is disclosed. The apparatus may comprise a bracket assembly that attaches to a tongue of a trailer. The bracket assembly may include a surface for supporting a spring arm extending from a weight distribution hitch installed on a tow vehicle. The bracket assembly may include a clamp that is able to apply a frictional force to thereby oppose movement of the spring arm. The clamping force applied by the clamp may be variable to ensure proper operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PROGRESS MFG. INC.
    Inventor: Jed Anderson
  • Patent number: 10676157
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a snowmobile including a chassis, a tunnel, an engine, a drive track and a drivetrain. The tunnel is attached to the chassis and includes running boards located on either side of the tunnel. The engine is attached to the chassis and within an engine bay. The drivetrain is operatively connected to the engine to deliver propulsive power to the drive track, wherein the running boards extend forward alongside at least a portion of the engine bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ARCTIC CAT INC.
    Inventor: David L. Vigen