Patents Examined by Michael McDuffie
  • Patent number: 11826537
    Abstract: A medical tubing organizer includes a base defining a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction being defined as substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, and a vertical direction being defined as substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal and lateral directions. A tube retainer is positioned on a top of the base and configured to receive a medical tube that extends along the lateral direction. The tube retainer is further configured to adjust between a free flow state and a retention state, wherein, in the free flow state, the tube retainer is configured to enable movement of the medical tube in the lateral direction and resist movement in the longitudinal direction, and in the retention state, the tube retainer is configured to resist movement in the lateral, longitudinal, and vertical directions. A connector is positioned on the base for selectively coupling the medical tubing organizer to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: UWM Research Foundation, RoddyMedical, LLC
    Inventors: Lindsey Roddy, Kyle S. Jansson
  • Patent number: 11821573
    Abstract: A mounting pad system for securing equipment, such as an HVAC outdoor unit or a standby generator, is provided in the form of a lightweight fillable pad member having a plurality of receivers located on a top surface of the pad member. The receivers are associated with attachment points located on the equipment and are used to secure the equipment to the pad. The pad member contains a filling port on its top surface and is configured as a molded hollow shell containing a gelling material which, when mixed with water, provides support to reduce deflection of the pad member caused by the equipment secured to the pad, prevents damage to the pad that would otherwise be caused by the expansion of internal contents upon freezing and prevents leakage of internal contents of the fillable pad in the event of an unintended breach in the hollow shell. The pad member is provided with at least one through-hole that acts as a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew L. Carpenter, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11820292
    Abstract: A truck crane adapter can be used to selectively secure a variety of truck cranes to a gooseneck hitch of a pickup truck. The truck crane adapter can also be configured to prevent or minimize damage to the bed of a pickup truck even when the truck crane is used to lift heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Preston Ruff, Kreg Peeler
  • Patent number: 11821549
    Abstract: A stackable bracket includes a base, and a plurality of clips configured to extend from the base. Each of the plurality of clips is configured to include a pair of holding members, each of the holding members of the plurality of clips is configured to define an opening configured to receive one of a plurality of cables or ducts, and the openings of each pair of holding members are configured to be aligned with one another in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Kim Leeson, Harvey Etheridge
  • Patent number: 11814870
    Abstract: Securing systems and methods of securing a transport container to an attachment point. In one embodiment, the securing system includes an actuator, an attachment structure, and an electronic controller. The attachment structure is dimensioned to complement the actuator. The electronic controller is operably coupled to the actuator for attaching and releasing the actuator to the attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Motogo, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Ruth, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Patent number: 11815207
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting a cable hanger on a mounting structure includes a body having a base and a neck, the base having a hollow cavity and including a mounting hole with an overhanging rim, the neck including a threaded bore, the adapter being formed of a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Christopher Stockman, Aviral Joshi, Darin W. Piburn
  • Patent number: 11795046
    Abstract: A clamp of the dispensing device may include a container engagement surface arranged to engage and/or disengage the clamp from the container neck when the clamp is pushed downwardly or pulled upwardly relative to the container neck. The container engagement surface may include a surface with a lower portion that slopes upwardly and inwardly, and an upper portion that slopes upwardly and outwardly relative to the container neck and that moves the clamp radially outwardly and away from the container neck as the clamp is moved vertically relative to the container neck. A latch may maintain a body portion of the dispensing device in an upper position, preventing needle insertion, until a container is suitably engaged with the base portion of the device, e.g., by a clamp. Sensors may detect engagement of a container with the device and/or insertion of a needle into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rider, Otto DeRuntz, Gregory Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 11781705
    Abstract: Unique securement devices, usable for example as tripod feet, each feature a bistable spring band encapsulated in an outer skin with a set of optionally magnetic embedments discretely spaced along the band, and a coupler at one end for attachment to a tripod leg or other component. Unique ball and socket joints employ both a snap fit and a secondary retention mechanism to reliably secure together various components, including said securement devices and tripod legs. One joint includes an externally convex and internally concave ball coupler for optional mating with either a larger socket coupler or smaller ball. One joint includes a stabilization sleeve for angularly locking the ball and socket joint. An elongated support, usable as a tripod leg for example, features threaded connection ports usable to either directly mount threaded third-party componentry, or to receive a threaded ball coupler by which socket-equipped componentry can be indirectly attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: North Rim Investment Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Chris A. Dunn
  • Patent number: 11783733
    Abstract: A signaling device for defining a space between parked vehicles. The signaling device comprises a vehicle attachment component, an extendable component, and a warning component. The vehicle attachment component is configured to engage a vehicle window. The extendable component comprises rotatable and telescoping arms for defining the space between the vehicles when the rotatable and telescoping arms are extended. The warning component alerts others of the defined space. A method of using the signaling device to define a space between parked vehicles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Kim Olds
  • Patent number: 11780378
    Abstract: A vehicle speaker mount for a speaker includes a central bracket and a plurality of elongated portions extending radially outward from the central bracket. each of the elongated portions includes a respective engagement tab at a distal end of the elongated portion with each engagement tab is configured to be releasably connectable with a base of the speaker. Furthermore, the central bracket defines at least one aperture for receiving hardware to connect the mount to a vehicle surface. The vehicle speaker mount may include a threaded ring member and a base ring for securing the vehicle surface therebetween, or a plurality of flanges extending from a base ring for providing additional mounting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffery Fay, Michael Meng, Christina Wu
  • Patent number: 11773617
    Abstract: An article for securing a line to an external surface, such as a fence post, includes a spiral member having a first end and a second end. The first end is adapted to be secured to the external surface. The spiral member has a curved portion extending from the first end. The curved portion has an exterior surface. The second end has an outer surface that overlies in spaced relation the exterior surface of the curved portion. The space between the exterior surface of the curved portion and the outer surface of the second end having a distance that is greater than a diameter or thickness of the line. The spiral member has a circular cross-section. The curved portion extends for greater than 360°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Chris Hanneken
  • Patent number: 11761512
    Abstract: An exemplary inventive device is placed between inner and outer concentric cylindrical structures. The inventive device includes at least three coaxial rectangular-toroidal elements adhered together, viz., at least one smaller stiff element, at least one larger stiff element, and at least one resilient element. The elements are arranged so that each resilient element is adjacently positioned between a smaller stiff element and a larger stiff element. The inner circumferential surface of the smaller stiff element contacts the outer circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical structure. The outer circumferential surface of the larger stiff element contacts the inner circumferential surface of the outer cylindrical structure. The inner and outer circumferential surfaces of the resilient element are distanced, respectively, from the inner cylindrical structure's outer circumferential surface and the outer cylindrical structure's inner circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Blair M. Kipple
  • Patent number: 11754224
    Abstract: A single-layer plastic composite board (20; 30; 40) is disclosed. The single-layer plastic composite board is a two-piece single-layer plastic composite board comprising a single-layer plastic sheet (11; 21) and a stiffener (22; 32), wherein the single-layer plastic sheet (11; 21) has a main body portion (111; 211) and a peripheral portion located around the main body portion; the peripheral portion bends towards the back of the main body portion in a direction perpendicular to the main body portion to form a bent portion (112; 212); and the stiffener (22; 32) is engaged with and fixed to the bent portion (112; 212) of the single-layer plastic sheet (11; 21). The single-layer plastic composite board has advantages such as a simple structure, small thickness, light weight, high strength, low cost and ease of manufacturing, and can be widely used as a cabinet board, a box board, a table board, a drawer board, a seat board and a backrest of a chair, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 11754141
    Abstract: A spring element that includes one or more loop portions. Each loop portion provides vibration isolation characteristics for the spring element. One or more fastening portions of the spring element enable the fastening or connecting of the spring element to one or more structures. A ratio of a longitudinal measure of each loop portion to a transverse measure of the spring element is between 7.5 and 500. A pair of loop portions may be integrally joined together at a middle section to form a continuous loop. A pair of fastening portions may be integrally joined to opposing sides of the middle section, respectively. One of the fastening portions may be connected to a first structure and the other one of the fastening portions may be connected to a second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Labrys Oy
    Inventor: Samuel Suvanto
  • Patent number: 11746848
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a buffer bracket, which comprises a base, a moving part, an elastic buffer and a positioning pin. The base is provided with a group of holes, which comprises a plurality of positioning holes arranged in sequence along the first direction. The moving part is movably fitted to the base along the first direction. The elastic buffer is elastically compressed between the base and the moving part. The locating pin is installed on the moving part. When the moving part moves forward in the first direction relative to the base under external force, the positioning pin is restricted to a certain positioning hole. The beneficial effect of the disclosure is that it can absorb impact energy and avoid rebound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: Futaijing Precision Electronics (Yantai) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Chang, Wen-Bin Huang, Hsiu-Fu Li, Yu-Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 11746806
    Abstract: A device for fastening a planar object to a construction, including a first holding element and a second holding element which can be interlockingly connected to the first holding element. The first holding element, which can be connected to the construction or to the object or is an integral part of the construction or of the object, has a C- or U-shaped inner profile, in that the second holding element, which can be connected to the object or the construction or is an integral part of the object or the construction, has a C- or U-shaped outer profile, and in that the C- or U-shaped outer profile can be interlockingly accommodated in the inner profile and can be clamped against the inner profile by means of a clamping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: HOVR PATENTS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schmid-Koemmerling, Christopher Georg Schmid-Kömmerling, Alexander Otto Schmid-Kömmerling
  • Patent number: 11737612
    Abstract: The tissue box cover is an apparatus that helps prevent contaminants such as dust, bacteria, germs, droplets, allergens and viruses that may be spread by sneezing, coughing, talking of people and pets from intruding into the tissue box. The apparatus prevents the tissue box from physical damage and waste of the issues if the tissue box breaks, by providing a protective covering. Further, the apparatus includes a plurality of folding edges that enables a folding configuration for the tissue box cover, for ease of packaging, display, storage and transport. Furthermore, the lid of the apparatus is removably attached, such that the lid may be removed when replacing the tissue box or when the box is stored in a folded configuration. Additionally, a plurality of fasteners mounted between the lid and the box cover, provides secure covering as well as easy fastening and unfastening of the lid to the box cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Tariq Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11732511
    Abstract: An information handling system locks to a display stand and/or an external object with a locking mount coupled to the display stand having a Kensington lock and a padlock. The locking mount has a lock switch with an unlocked position to accept and release the information handling system securing members and a lock position that engages the securing members with a lock plate to prevent removal of the information handling system. In the unlocked position, the Kensington lock and padlock loop are unavailable for securing the information handling system. In the locked position, the Kensington lock slot is unblocked to accept a securing cable and the padlock loop will extend from a retract position to accept a padlock. When a cable fits in the slot and/or a padlock fits in the padlock loop, the lock switch is engaged in the locked position to prevent removal of the information handling system securing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kok Lian Lim, Cheng-Chia Chiu, Chao-Long Chou, Kerk Inn Pin Augustine
  • Patent number: 11731559
    Abstract: A mounting base is mounted to a windshield surface. A support stay is mounted to the mounting base via a support stay mounting leaf spring by being rotated in a direction around a rotation axis. A support stay mounting surface of the mounting base and a mounted surface of the support stay include abutment support structures. The abutment support structures bring the support stay mounting surface and the mounted surface into abutment with each other via a plurality of abutment support portions surrounding the rotation axis to make the support stay be supported on the mounting base. The abutment support portions include a first abutment support portion disposed in an angle direction toward a lower side of a circumference around the rotation axis with the rotation axis as a center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Naomi Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11723312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compression spring assembly for a hay rake. The compression spring assembly has a rod that slidably receives a first stop, a compression spring, and a second stop. A limiter assembly is connected to the rod and has a limiting member that is received through a guide of a guide assembly that is connected to the rod. The guide encompasses the limiting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Randy L. Worden, Rodney D. Rowse