Patents Examined by Michael S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11297906
    Abstract: A clasp is configured to permanently interlock around a flexible strip of material and includes first and second interlocking members. At least one interlocking member includes a Bluetooth communication device. Each interlocking member can include a plurality of hooks and a corresponding plurality of recesses, where the recesses of one interlocking member receive the hooks of the other interlocking member to secure a band within the clasp between the interlocking members. The recesses can be completely internal to the clasp to prevent external tampering. Each of the interlocking members can include various protrusions and ribs that compress and secure the band within the clasp, so as to prevent movement of the band between the interlocking members when interlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Endur ID, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Larose, Robert Chadwick
  • Patent number: 11266208
    Abstract: A male buckling component for a magnetic buckling assembly. The male buckling component comprises a male locking portion having a column structure. The male locking portion comprises an abutting structure at an end of the column structure, and a male engaging structure adjacent to the abutting structure and formed around a circumference of the column structure. An installation chamber is formed inside the male locking portion, and a male magnetic component is installed into the installation chamber so that the male magnetic component is inside the male locking portion of the male buckling component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Manqun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11266225
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes clips for lanyards, such as hard hat lanyards. The clips include opposing teeth that move to a closed/clamped position to secure a lanyard to a user, such as to the clothes of a user. The clip includes a body, a lever and a grip. Opposing teeth are located on the grip and body. The clip includes multiple pivoting connections between the body, lever and grip. The teeth on the grip may lie along an arcuate path and/or may have a tooth depth that facilitates engagement with material such as clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew G. Wagner, Trent T. Bauters, Caleb C. Adams, George Barton
  • Patent number: 11259604
    Abstract: A buckle assembly includes a buckle member that is configured to removably connect to a reciprocal buckle member. A retaining guard couples to the buckle member. The retaining guard is configured to reduce a potential of pinching as the buckle member connects to and disconnects from the reciprocal buckle member by providing a barrier where the buckle member and reciprocal buckle member connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Scott David Kolasa
  • Patent number: 11254480
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a strap system for securing a payload. The strap system includes a first fastener having a connecting crosspiece, a reversing crosspiece, and a hanger capable of attaching to the payload, and all connected together on each side by lateral members. The strap system also includes a strap attached to the connecting crosspiece of the first fastener and capable of passing around the reversing crosspiece and tightening the strap around the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen Mitchell Foreman
  • Patent number: 11253643
    Abstract: A clip for holding a flexible elongated medical device. In embodiments, the clip has a hinge; first and second jaws movable with respect to each other about the hinge from a closed position to an open position, each of the jaws having a contact surface, the contact surface of the first jaw being disposed against the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the closed position and away from the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the open position; and flexible material disposed on at least one of the jaws, the flexible material comprising the contact surface. The invention also includes methods of holding a flexible elongated medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cath Lab Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Anobel Tamrazi, Patricia Judge Tamrazi
  • Patent number: 11255361
    Abstract: This application provides a clamp and a method for using the same. The clamp includes a clamping band which is wound to form a clamp body defining an accommodating area. The clamp body is provided with a tightening lug. The clamp body includes an overlapping portion and a single layer portion which is provided with a positioning member. The positioning member is connected to the clamp body such that the positioning member is slidable toward an inner side of the accommodating area with one end extending into the accommodating area. An inner wall of the clamp body is gradually approaching an outer wall of a pipe with the tightening of the clamp, the positioning member moves outward relative to the clamp body until the inner wall of the clamp body rests against the outer wall of the pipe, and then the positioning member falls off from the clamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Yueqing Dongbo Electromechanical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yixian You
  • Patent number: 11246379
    Abstract: Adjustable connectors disclosed herein are adapted to connect webbing to a buckle. The webbing can be, e.g., a urethane coated webbing, some other type of coated webbing, or a non-coated webbing. The adjustable connector includes a baseplate, a tongue at a front end of the baseplate, a webbing aperture within the baseplate, first and second walls extending perpendicularly from the baseplate, and first and second slots respectively within the first and second walls. In certain embodiments, the slots are tapered. In certain embodiments, the adjustable connector includes a rotatable lock bar including a central portion having an outer surface and first and second tabs. In certain embodiments, each of the tabs has a cross-section with a major-axis that is greater than a minor-axis that is orthogonal to the major-axis. In certain embodiments, a front edge of the webbing aperture comprises an arced front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Intertek Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Bradley, Leonard Shllaku
  • Patent number: 11242879
    Abstract: A clip with a head and a shank extending along a longitudinal axis from the head in which ribs are provided, each rib extending from a base of the respective rib on the shank to an end of the respective rib radially spaced from the base of the respective rib, a rib is connected in sections directly to the head, a rib has an elastic arm which protrudes from the respective rib, a rib has a side extending between the rib base and the rib end, wherein the elastic arm of this rib protrudes from this side of the rib, an elastic arm having first and second sections, the first section being connected at one end to the rib and at its other end to the second section, the second section extending in a different direction from the first section, the first section is connected directly to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Christian Kolb, Daniel Schreiyäck
  • Patent number: 11242887
    Abstract: The carabiner comprises a body associated with a gate able to rotate on a first end of the body between a closed position and an open position of the carabiner. A confinement element is configured to form a first stop and a second stop salient from the body. The confinement element is fitted removable with respect to the body. The confinement element is fixed to the body by a first fastener and a second fastener. A joining part connects the first fastener to the second fastener to define the space separating the first stop and the second stop. The joining part is pressed against the body. The body, the gate and the joining part define a carabiner with a single central ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Simon Emonin
  • Patent number: 11235697
    Abstract: A tie down capable of sustaining a load includes a drum assembly having an axle and a pair of drum wheels, a pair of slots, a pair of ratchets having gear teeth, and a pawl having a pair of flanges. One of the pair of flanges correspondingly engages in one of the pair of slots disposed within each of the pair of drums. The flanges of the pawl can simultaneously disengage from between the gear teeth of each of the pair of ratchets or simultaneously engage between the gear teeth of each of the pair of ratchets to selectively constrain rotation of the pair of ratchets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Jacen Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11230219
    Abstract: There is disclosed an attachment for facilitating positioning of a pliable or flexible line such that said line extends over at least one object, the attachment being removably attachable to a free end of said line and being able, when so attached, to be thrown so as to carry the end over the object(s) whereby said positioning is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Ian Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11221030
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for holding a head of a pin of a component, said device having a receiving space which defines an opening via which the head of the pin can be inserted; a spring element disposed in the receiving space; and a path limiter which is disposed in the receiving space. The spring element has a receptacle for the head of the pin of the component, and the straight line which connects the geometric center point of the opening to the geometric center point of the receptacle forms a reference line. A curved or bent receiving section of a spring arm of the spring element is provided as part of the receptacle. The receiving section has at least one distance point which is arranged furthest from the reference line than other points along the extension of the curved or bent receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Axel Rhein, Thomas Eckert, Florian Herrbach
  • Patent number: 11213102
    Abstract: A buckle device comprises a main body unit, a latch unit and a fastening unit. The main body unit includes a housing surrounding and defining an accommodating space, two first apertures provided in the housing, two slider blocks arranged in the accommodating space, and two first elastic bodies abutting against the slider blocks. The latch unit includes a tongue element and two tongue openings provided on the tongue element. The fastening unit includes two bolt bodies passing through the first apertures, and two second elastic bodies abutting against the bolt bodies. When the tongue element is separated from the two slider blocks, the two slider blocks are pushed by the two first elastic bodies, and the two bolt bodies is pushed against by the two slider blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Shih-Kuang Chiu
  • Patent number: 11193515
    Abstract: It is a technical object of the present invention to provide a boot clamping structure for a constant velocity joint that can securely fasten a clamp and a boot so that the clamp and the boot do not run against each other. To this end, the boot clamping structure for a constant velocity joint of the present invention is a boot clamping structure for a constant velocity joint for fastening both ends of a boot using a clamp, and includes a main pressing portion that is provided to be protruded in a first direction toward the boot on an inner circumferential surface of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ERAE AMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Su Noh, Joon Sung Park
  • Patent number: 11193555
    Abstract: Clamped connection for connecting two end sections of a conveyor belt which is to be set up as continuous and which has embedded tension members, with two moulded pieces that can be braced against each other, each having a contact surface for an end section of the conveyor belt, between which is arranged a spacer, and in each case an end section can be clamped in a clamping area between the spacer and a contact surface of a moulded piece, and wherein ends of the tension members can be secured in a cast block formed with a casting material and which is braced against the moulded pieces, characterised in that for each end section of the conveyor belt, its own separate cast block is formed, a conveyor belt connected to it, and a method of connecting a conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef van Essen
  • Patent number: 11185134
    Abstract: A fastening system for a zipper is disclosed which includes locking or interlocking first and second zipper pull tabs. A first zipper pull tab comprises a first base, a hook extending from the first base, and a moveable gate coupled to the first base. A second zipper pull tab comprises a second base, a cover coupled to the second base, and a post extending between the second base and the cover. For interlocking, the moveable gate and hook are further coupled around the post to provide the interlocking configuration of the first and second zipper pull tabs. The first zipper pull tab may be utilized separately from the second zipper pull tab, such as to lock to a coupling ring or another component of a carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry J. Cowdery, Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai
  • Patent number: 11178942
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp includes a female end component having a first push-button fastening means and a male end component that is releasably securable within the female end component. The male end component has a second push-button fastening means that engages a portion of the first push-button fastening means. The engaging portion of the first push-button fastening means is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. An ornamental component for jewelry that has an elongate member includes a housing, a channel passing through the housing, and a slot within the housing. The slot is substantially parallel to the channel and passes through a wall of the housing to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Abhinav Daga, Andrea Ponti
  • Patent number: 11172735
    Abstract: A method for using a magnetic button used with a preexisting button and a preexisting button hole associated with the preexisting button of an article of clothing. The magnetic button includes a female portion and a male portion. The female portion attaches to the preexisting button of the article of clothing, and the male portion is inserted into the preexisting button hole of the article of clothing. The male portion is magnetic, while the female portion is magnetic attractive, and being so, a location position of the male portion and the female portion are selective for allowing a user to merely put the male portion and the female portion together in a comfortable location by virtue of the female portion being magnetically attractive to the male portion being magnetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: David Puglia
  • Patent number: 11160332
    Abstract: A buckle includes two coupling modules coupled separably to each other. Each of the coupling modules includes a main unit including a hook member and a coupling member that has a retaining portion, and an operating member having an operating portion and a pushing portion. The hook member of each of the coupling modules is engaged with the retaining portion of the other one of the coupling modules. The operating portions of the operating members of the coupling modules are movable toward each other, during which the pushing portion of each of the coupling modules pushes the hook member of the other one of the coupling modules to disengage said hook member from the retaining portion of the coupling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Chien-Tsung Kuo, Sheng-Jo Kuo