Patents Examined by Monica E. Millner
  • Patent number: 10993873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an improved stimulation device. Embodiments of the improved stimulation device includes a cup and a driver. The cup has a cavity surrounded by a rim. The driver comprises a plate disposed on an underside of the cup, a cam disposed adjacent to the plate, and a motor mechanically coupled to the cam. The driver comprises a cam pin affixed to the cam, and a bearing rotatably disposed on the cam pin. The bearing is mechanically coupled to a lifter. The lifter is mechanically coupled to a linear bearing, enabling a smooth reciprocating back-and-forth motion from the rotation of the motor. A top of the cup swells and unswells during an operation cycle of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Uccellini LLC
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock DiCarlo, Douglas S. Layman, Ada-Rhodes Short, Kim Porter Henneman, Mark Hazelton, Brian Scott Gaza, Lola Vars
  • Patent number: 10989354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a suspension system, or pendant unit, intended for attachment to an upper structure at a selectable height for suspending a load wherein the load may comprise a carrier for the one or more medical devices or one or more devices, such as for instance a (target) lighting, monitor, camera or a medical device. The problem of the known suspension system is that during the entire repositioning the user has to react on the behavior of the system due to a variety of internal and external forces. It is an object of the invention to provide an alternative suspension system for the known suspension system wherein this problem is addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: IHB B.V.
    Inventors: Roderik Gerrit Frederik Erens, Cornelis Bassa, Johannes Antonius Maria Grimberg
  • Patent number: 10982807
    Abstract: A handle with a mounting track includes a handle section. One or more legs extend from the handle section and are attachable to a surface. When the leg is attached to the surface, the handle section forms a graspable handle. A mounting track is formed along at least a portion of the handle section. The mounting track includes a base, two vertical rails extending opposite each other from the base, and two horizontal beams each extending from a different one of the vertical rails over the base toward the other horizontal beam. The horizontal beams are laterally spaced apart from each other by a first distance. The vertical rails and the horizontal beams define a track within which a retention element of a mount assembly can move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10981721
    Abstract: A storage device and a storage bag are provided. The storage device includes: a barrel-shaped body, including a bottom board and a side wall connected with the bottom board; a storage bag convey member, disposed an outer side of the side wall, and configured to convey a storage bag to a side edge of the side wall away from the bottom board; a first driving part, including a rotation part and a rocker arm, the rotation part being disposed on the bottom board, an end of the rocker arm being connected with the rotation part, another end of the rocker arm extending to a side of the side wall away from the bottom board, and the rocker arm being configured to rotate along the side wall under driven of the rotation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Ren, Zifeng Wang, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 10971915
    Abstract: Mounting brackets for dead-end utility lines and mounting bracket systems for dead-end utility lines are described in the present disclosure. Each mounting bracket can include a body with a front face and, a plurality of arms extending from the body with each arm comprises a hook that is configured to receive a dead-end utility line. The mounting brackets are configured to be mounted on a utility pole and to allow a plurality of dead-end utility lines to be mounted to a utility pole with a single mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dovetel Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10967209
    Abstract: An anchorage assembly including first and second plates that are slidably movable relative to each other, each plate comprising an upper head with an outwardly-extending flange, and the first plate including at least one spreader ramp positioned in an upper portion of the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Michael N. Milbright
  • Patent number: 10968646
    Abstract: A roofing safety line engagement assembly includes a plate that has a top side, a bottom side and a perimeter edge. The perimeter edge includes a front edge, a rear edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge. The first lateral edge has a plurality of slots therein. Each of the slots engages a nail extended into a roof. The slots are angled toward the front edge such that an angle between each of the slots and the first lateral edge is less than 60°. A catch is attached to and extends upwardly from the plate. The catch is positioned adjacent to the rear edge and releasably engages a safety line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: William Brown
  • Patent number: 10968929
    Abstract: The invention comprises a first fixture group for clamping a first erecting rod, a second fixture group for clamping a second erecting rod, a fixed bolt and a compression spring, wherein the first fixture group comprises a first cylindrical portion with a first non-circular axisymmetric profile, the second fixture group comprises a second cylindrical portion sleeved with the first cylindrical portion, the second cylindrical portion comprises a second non-circular axisymmetric profile correspondingly sleeved with the first non-circular axisymmetric profile, and the first cylindrical portion axially slides relative to the second cylindrical portion to have a rotatable rotating position and a non-rotatable clamping position, the fixed bolt penetrates through the second cylindrical portion, the first cylindrical portion and the compression spring to be screwed with a nut, and the first cylindrical portion is pushed by the compression spring to move from the rotating position to the clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Tsun-Chi Liao
  • Patent number: 10954993
    Abstract: An electronically-releasable suction cup assembly is designed to releasably secure an object to a surface. The suction cup assembly includes a suction cup secured to the object. The suction cup has a cavity and is configured to be releasably secured to the surface. The suction cup assembly further includes a gas generating cell coupled to the suction cup. The gas generating cell is configured to selectively eject fluid into the cavity of the suction cup to release the suction cup from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Todd H. Becker
  • Patent number: 10955070
    Abstract: A receiving device is provided for receiving a line-shaped component. The receiving device has an arrangement region which extends in the longitudinal direction and a receiving opening which extends in the longitudinal direction for introducing the line-shaped component into the arrangement region. The receiving opening has a first opening width in a central region extending in the longitudinal direction. The first opening width is constant in the entire central region. A second opening width in at least one end region is larger than the first opening width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Bernstetter, Gunnar Eichmann
  • Patent number: 10954036
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support element for a cosmetic product in paste or semi-solid form, of the type adapted to be supplied in a case, including a plate with an outer surface, adapted to be fixed to the case, and an inner surface, adapted to be coupled with the cosmetic product, wherein the support element is made of a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOTHA COSMETICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marcelo Santillan, Fabio Moroni
  • Patent number: 10946809
    Abstract: An electronic device support for attachment to child seats that has a bracket that sits atop one of the arms of the child seat. The bracket has an adjustable strap attached to one side. The strap is wrapped around the arm of the child seat and secured. It can be pulled tight to secure the bracket. The bracket has a center bridge, which spans the top of the child seat arm. A goose-neck pole, approximately 24-36 inches long is attached to the center of the bridge and extends upwards therefrom. The goose-neck pole can be positioned at a comfortable angle and height for use of the device by the child. At the top of the goose-neck is a device holder designed to hold a smartphone or tablet. In this way, a child can watch videos, play learning games or do other activities all while staying safe in the child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Hamby
  • Patent number: 10941882
    Abstract: The technology is a securing device for electrical wiring and other mechanical components to the frame or other wire bundles without the use of metallic hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Daryian Rhysing
  • Patent number: 10941899
    Abstract: A mounting track includes a track section having a track base, two vertical track-rails, and horizontal track-beams laterally-spaced-apart from each other by a first distance. An endpiece is attachable to the track section and includes an endpiece base, a vertical endpiece rail, and horizontal endpiece beams. When attached to the track section, the track base and the endpiece base align, the vertical track-rails and the vertical endpiece rail align, and the horizontal track-beams and the horizontal endpiece beams align to form a continuous track within which a retention element of a mount assembly can move. The endpiece includes an insertion zone where opposing portions of the horizontal endpiece beams are spaced-apart from each other by a second distance that is larger than the first distance to facilitate insertion of the retention element into the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10944355
    Abstract: A cable management system includes a cable-retaining spacer block defining a plurality of cylindrical passages arranged to define a rectangular array. Each cylindrical passage is configured to receive a transmission cable. Brackets are configured to support ends of the cable-retaining spacer block and enable suspension from a support cable. Another cable management system includes a center base, first and second intermediate wings configured to operably couple to the center base to define a first plurality of cylindrical passages configured to retain transmission cables therein, and first and second outer wings configured to operably couple to the first and second intermediate wings to define a second plurality of cylindrical passages configured to retain transmission cables therein. These cable management systems enable snap-together engagement without the use of tools, thus facilitating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Management Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Jette
  • Patent number: 10932601
    Abstract: A clamping device for attaching a container and a mobile device to a handlebar of a stroller includes a clamp, a cup holder and a clamping assembly. The clamp has a first clamping arm and a second clamping arm. The cup holder is mounted to the first clamping arm for receiving a container and includes a positioning member and a receiving member, an outer wall of the container is positioned by the positioning member and the bottom portion of the container is supported by the receiving member. The clamping assembly has a connecting joint, a supporting member and a clamping unit. The upper and lower ends of the connecting joint are respectively pivotally connected to the bottom of the supporting member and the top of the second clamping arm, and the clamping unit is mounted on the supporting member and used for clamping a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 10927996
    Abstract: A wall mount for an electronic device includes two screw or hook receiving keyhole apertures. The two keyhole apertures have different geometric shapes with respect to each other such that the locked mounting positions of the two corresponding mounting screws or hooks which would engage the same are neither laterally nor vertically aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Carpenter, Sin Hui Cheah
  • Patent number: 10927999
    Abstract: A support assembly is configured to be arranged as a tripod and as a handle. The support assembly has a first leg, further having a first leg upper plate, a first leg lower plate having a first leg lower plate magnet, and a first leg lower magnet. A second leg further has a second leg upper plate having a second leg upper plate magnet, a second leg lower plate, and a second leg lower magnet. A third leg further has a third leg upper plate having a third leg upper plate magnet, a third leg lower plate having a third leg lower plate magnet, and a third leg stop plate. The legs can be arranged to form either a handle or a tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Caleb Lawrence Wojcik, Patrick Philip Flynn
  • Patent number: 10928710
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for holding equipment or an equipment-holding arm at, for example, a hunting location such as a deer blind or a tree stand includes a base mounting bracket and an adjustable ball joint removably secured to the mounting bracket. The base mounting bracket is secured to something and can be left in place during the hunting season. The ball joint can be removed and taken with the user. In some configurations, the ball joint can be locked in a desired orientation which is maintained when the ball joint is removed from the base mounting bracket so that the desired orientation is reestablished when the user replaces the ball joint in the base mounting bracket. One version of the ball joint includes a piston cylinder used to release locking pressure to allow for adjustment. The piston cylinder can be pneumatic or hydraulic. A configuration of the base mounting bracket can be readily assembled from a collapsed flat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fourth Arrow, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr., David Wynalda
  • Patent number: 10914440
    Abstract: The present invention may comprise a corner mounted bracket for an indirect lighting fixture, mounted flush against vertical walls in a building. The bracket may engage a mounting bracket along an edge. The bracket may have a transverse cross-section in a trapezoidal shape. The bracket may be attached to a vertical wall with screw fasteners. An engagement edge of the bracket may interface with a hook or other structure to engage with a structure to be hung, suspended, or otherwise supported. The bracket may be used in conjunction with a lighting fixture, shelving, or other structures for hanging or supporting securely on vertical walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: John J. Accornero