Patents Examined by Monica E. Millner
  • Patent number: 10566774
    Abstract: A cable pathway divider, for installation on a cable runway, includes a pair of post halves and a ring-shaped locking member. Each post half includes a base portion and an extension portion, and the base portions of the post halves are arrangeable at opposite sides of a cross member of a cable runway. The post halves are securable to one another from opposite sides of the cross member, via clamping arrangement of the ring-shaped locking member relative to the post halves, such that the extension portions extend into a space above the cable runway to divide the cable runway into at least two cable paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 10563815
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a blade configured for extending between adjacent floor panels and having a bottom portion thereof that defines a floor member engaging recess for engaging a bottom side of the floor member and a hook on an end thereof for engaging a vertical side of the floor member. A mount to which the blade is translatable about and engaged with a top surface of the adjacent floor panels when installed on a floor surface is provided. A linear translator is selectively directed to translate the blade relative to the mount such that the distance between a bottom surface of the mount and the floor member engaging recess is varied in order to securely receive the floor member therebetween. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: William Frank Budleski
  • Patent number: 10562413
    Abstract: A vehicle seat adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat rail device arranged to extend between the vehicle seat and a vehicle to mount the vehicle seat to the vehicle. The seat rail device includes a lower rail coupled to the floor of the vehicle in a fixed position, an upper rail coupled to the vehicle seat and configured to be adjustable along a longitudinal axis relative to the lower rail, and a sensor device configured to detect a least one longitudinal position of the upper rail relative to the lower rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
    Inventors: Rico Beier, Bertrand Touzet
  • Patent number: 10556519
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin configuring apparatus includes a rail assembly and a seating assembly. The rail assembly includes a first channel that includes data and power connectors. The rail assembly also includes a second channel with a drive cable. The seating assembly includes a drive arm that is selectively engagable with the drive cable, locking pins that are selectively engagable with the rail assembly, and rollers that engage with a third channel of the rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10557319
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for supporting a rod includes a housing that includes a base, wings extending from the base, and lips extending from the wings to define a rod-receiving slot between the lips. A door engages with the lips, and the housing and door are shaped such that downward movement of the door with respect to the housing causes the door to be forced closer to the base of the housing. A wedge is attached to the door, and wedgedly contacts the rod as the door is forced downward with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Micheal Allen Daniels
  • Patent number: 10556550
    Abstract: A terminal mounting support is provided. The terminal mounting support is adapted to fix a terminal onto a fixing member, the terminal mounting support includes: a first support and a second support oppositely arranged, wherein the first support is fixedly connected to the second support, and at least one of the first support and the second support is provided with a connection structure for being fixedly connected to the terminal; and a first buffer material layer arranged between the first support and the second support, wherein an accommodation space for accommodating at least a portion of the fixing member is formed in the first buffer material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE SPECIAL DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chengbin Wei
  • Patent number: 10549393
    Abstract: Rotary base for securing tools to a work table with a cylindrical support base and truncated upper end, in whose interior and concentric thereto, there is a threaded lower cover and a cylindrical base piston and with a truncated upper end with means to secure tools. The base piston is arranged on the threaded lower cover and is vertically displaced on this threaded lower cover through the interior of the support base, actuated by a lifting system between a lower unlocking position in which the base piston rotates freely around its axis with respect to the support base and an upper locking position in which the rotation of the base piston with respect to the support base is locked by means of friction of its truncated upper end against the truncated upper end of the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ITAPUA
    Inventors: Eugenio Jose Cano Coscia, Cinthia Tatiana Prendeski Stolaruk, Valeria Maria Elizabeth Cuadra Fensterseifer, Julian Marcelo Lischuk Baran
  • Patent number: 10541640
    Abstract: A structure includes a bracket affixed to a substrate. A bracket pole member is affixed to the bracket. A bracket back brace is affixed to the bracket. The bracket back brace is affixed to the substrate. In an embodiment, the bracket back brace includes a back brace member having a beveled end with a threaded bolt attached thereto. The threaded bolt being secured through the bracket via a nut. In an embodiment, the bracket back brace is affixed to a strut of the substrate, and the back brace member has a non-beveled end. The non-beveled end is inserted into either (i) a shackle coupling rotatably affixed to a hinge plate affixed to the strut, or (ii) a side-mount collar affixed to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Designer Direct, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry Ira Levin
  • Patent number: 10536596
    Abstract: A supporting member includes a first plate portion including a supporting surface, a first hole, and a female thread portion formed at an inner peripheral surface of the first hole; a second plate portion provided by hemming the metal plate member; a third plate portion provided by bending the metal plate member at one end portion of the second plate portion at substantially a right angle; and a second hole continuing between the second and third plate portions so that the screw threadably engageable with the female thread portion is prevented from interfering with the second and third plate portions. The second and third plate portions provide a bent portion therebetween positioned within a range of a nominal diameter of the female thread portion with respect to a thickness direction of the third plate portion, as seen in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daiju Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10531755
    Abstract: A clamp body includes a first clamping member and a clamping seat that are integrally formed together, a pivot hole formed in the clamping seat, and a second clamping member pivotally connected to the pivot hole. Also included are an elongated through hole formed in the first clamping member, a circular arc wall extending from the elongated through hole and gradually shallowing from a depth, a position-limiting axle between inside wall surfaces of the second clamping member, a tightness adjusting assembly including a rounded-head pushing rod, and a rotation assembly for coupling the clamp body and the holder. As such, the clamp body that has one arm to fix and one arm to move could improve stability of clamping. The arrangement of the elongated through hole and the circular arc wall gradually shallowing from a depth is used to reduce a size of the tightness adjusting assembly projecting to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Pei-Hsiu Huang
  • Patent number: 10533703
    Abstract: An example mounting system for attaching an electronic device, such as a wireless access point, to a structure, such as a drop ceiling rail. The mounting system includes a bracket assembly and a device brace. The bracket assembly includes a first bracket and a second bracket that are separate from one another, each including a bottom flange and a top flange that forms a groove, the first bracket including a retention clip. The device brace is attachable to the electronic device and includes two grooves. The mounting system is tool-lessly attachable to the rail by: sliding the grooves of the first and second brackets onto flanges of the rail, sliding the second bracket into engagement with the retention clip such that the retention clip holds the first and second brackets together on the rail, and sliding the grooves of the device brace onto the bottom flanges of the first and second brackets such that the bracket assembly supports the device brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Tri Luong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10530293
    Abstract: A fastening staple adapted for fastening of a photovoltaic framework against a front face of a support wall comprises a bearing head and a counter-support foot constituting a jaw likely to transversely receive both a segment of the support wall and a segment of the photovoltaic framework. The counter-support foot comprises at least one bearing lateral flange positioned longitudinally so as to bear longitudinally against a rear face of the support wall when the photovoltaic framework and the support wall are transversely engaged in the jaw. The bearing head comprises at least one hooking element adapted to hook the photovoltaic framework in order to transversely immobilize the photovoltaic framework in the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Antoine Legall, Emmanuel Turlot, Jean-Baptiste Chevrier
  • Patent number: 10519029
    Abstract: A micromechanical component is provided, the micromechanical component including a deflection device which is deflectable parallel to a deflection direction, and the micromechanical component including a damping device, a surface of the deflection device facing the damping device being greater than a sectional area of the deflection device disposed perpendicular to the deflection direction and situated in a region of the deflection device that is facing away from the damping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Odd-Axel Pruetz
  • Patent number: 10507715
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a vehicle is provided. The mount assembly includes a mount that supports an in-vehicle device and a support bracket that is coupled and locked to the mount. The support bracket includes a first hook. In addition, the mount assembly includes a mounting bracket that couples the mount to a vehicle body. The mounting bracket includes a housing to which the mount is coupled and a first stop protrusion to which the first hook of the support bracket is hook-coupled. A wedge ring supports the first hook from behind to prevent the first hook from bending backward and being separated from the first stop protrusion. The wedge ring is formed in a ring shape and includes a protruding portion that protrudes radially outward to support the first hook from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seung Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10509302
    Abstract: A projector mount with controls enabling quick selection between course alignment of the projector by hand about any of three positioning axes—pitch, yaw, and roll—and precision adjustment of projector position about any one or more of the axes, once the course alignment has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Legrand AV Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Schuh
  • Patent number: 10500985
    Abstract: A seat track assembly may include a first seat track, a second seat track that may configured to slide relative to the first seat track, a cross member, and/or a bearing that may connect the cross member to the second seat track. The bearing may include a plurality of feet engaged with a plurality of apertures of the second seat track. A first aperture of the plurality of apertures may be disposed in a first side of the second seat track and/or a second aperture of the plurality of apertures may be disposed in a second side of the second seat track. The first side may be disposed substantially perpendicularly to the second side. The plurality of feet may include a first foot, a second foot, a third foot, and/or a fourth foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Laumeier, Klaus Walter, Michael Wojatzki
  • Patent number: 10502398
    Abstract: An attachment assembly integrated into the lamp housing and comprising an alcove formed in an outer surface of the housing shell, wherein the alcove is configured to accommodating a fastening unit, the fastening unit is configured to receive a mating member connected to a support structure and the mating member can be locked to the fastening unit, wherein the fastening unit is secured to the housing shell by a self-tapping screw configured drill itself into a part of said polymer housing shell. The invention relates also to an assembly unit where the alcove is formed as a stepped bottom where a mating recess forms the deepest bottom part, a support recess forms the middle bottom part and the alcove bottom forms an upper bottom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN PROFESSIONAL DENMARK APS
    Inventor: Uffe Kjaegaard Toft
  • Patent number: 10499687
    Abstract: A lighter holder attachment accessory for a water pipe includes an attachment component in the form of an elongated elastic strap of a rectangular configuration and adapted to snugly fit around and thereby securely attach to any diameter size of a tubular stem of the water pipe. The accessory also includes a holder component in the form of a continuous tubular sidewall being closed at a bottom end and open at a top end so as to form an interior compartment for receiving a pocket lighter therein. The holder component also includes an exterior attachment strip on the tubular sidewall such that with the pocket lighter received therein is detachably attachable to the elongated strap of the attachment component and may be temporarily detached therefrom so as to enable the lighter to be used without being removed from the interior compartment of the holder component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron M. Cook
  • Patent number: 10495236
    Abstract: An electrical wire bridle is disclosed for use in an electrical junction box or electrical control panel. The bridle is comprised of a rectangular support member having a first end, a second end, a first side, a second side, an inner side and an outer side. The support member has a plurality of spaced-apart loop members which extend outwardly from the outer side thereof. The loop members are configured to have a tie secured thereto to enable one or more electrical wires to be secured to the support member. The support member has connectors thereon to enable bridles to be secured together in an end-to-end manner. The support member may be secured to the junction box or control panel by screws, rivets or adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ECHO GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Mitchel N. Lane
  • Patent number: 10493243
    Abstract: An apparatus has a first side plate and a second side plate. A spring is configured to engage with the first side plate and the second side plate, where the spring provides a spring bias to each of the first side plate and to the second side plate to bias a lower portion of the first side plate and a lower portion of the second side plate together into a default closed position. A medical extension device channel is configured into each of the first side plate and the second side plate. Two anchor points are configured as part of each of the first side plate and the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Braham