Patents Examined by Muhammad Ijaz
  • Patent number: 10479535
    Abstract: A deployment and aiming device of an instrument comprises: a first support, a second support to receive the instrument, N mandrels, N being an integer number greater than or equal to 1, positioned around the first support, each of the N mandrels rotationally mobile relative to the first support about a mandrel axis ZN intersecting the mandrel, N linear elements, each of the N linear elements cooperating with one of the N mandrels, each of the N linear elements having first and second ends, wherein the first end of the N linear elements is fixed in the mandrel with which it cooperates at a fixing point, wherein the second end of the N linear elements is linked to the second support, such that a rotation of the mandrel about its axis ZN generates a displacement of the fixing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Julien Ducarne, Yannick Baudassé, François Guinot
  • Patent number: 10476247
    Abstract: A cable-guiding element for guiding electrical conductors having at least two cable channel elements, wherein the cable channel elements are pivotably connected to one another. For the cable-guiding element, the insertion and removal of conductors into the cable-guiding element is thus possible in a very easy way, such that the first cable channel element has an articulated head at a first end and the second cable channel element has a corresponding articulated socket on a first end, such that the first end of the first cable channel element and the first end of the second cable channel element form a joint, via which the cable channel elements are connected to one another, such that the joint has a channel for passing the conductors through, and such that a recess is formed in the joint and extends across the entire length of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Kevin Berghahn
  • Patent number: 10465839
    Abstract: Mounting a device to the wall for surveillance or other similar purposes may be performed without permanent screws or other tool-requiring components. One example device may include a mount plate, a number of magnets embedded in the mount plate, and a number of gravity reducing protrusions on the mount plate to provide a resting surface for a device mounted to the mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jomichael Porter, Vincent W. Ellis, Miguel Alejandro Sereno
  • Patent number: 10451217
    Abstract: A suspension device making it possible to suspend items of equipment (7, 7?) under a support structure comprises an anchor bracket (2) designed to be anchored axially to the support structure, two distribution arms (9, 10, 9?, 10?) that are adjustable up and down and that are designed to carry the items of equipment (7, 7?), and that are connected to the anchor bracket (2) via pivot articulations (11, 11?), each of which is offset from the anchor bracket (2) via a stationary offsetting arm (8, 8?; 8?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Maquet SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Ravalitera, Bertrand Guilleminot, Gregory Senelier
  • Patent number: 10443778
    Abstract: An example balancing structure includes a stand and a balancing structure. The stand is to support the object to stand on a plane, and adjust a position of the object. The balancing structure is installed on a base of the stand and is to balance a tipping force of the base suffered from an adjustment of the position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chern Shi Lam, Jui-Ming Chien, Hai-Lung Hung, Yu Jen Liu, Cary Hung
  • Patent number: 10445973
    Abstract: A method and system for an overhead display assembly for an electronic machine are provided. The overhead display assembly includes a display monitor supported in a monitor frame translatable between an operational position and a maintenance and installation position angularly displaced from the operational position by a predetermined angle. The overhead display assembly also includes a support stanchion including a first anchor end, a second coupling end, and a stanchion body extending therebetween, the first anchor end configured to couple to a supporting structure. The overhead display assembly further includes a counter-balanced hinging mechanism coupled to and between the second coupling end and the monitor frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Rena Schoonmaker, Bruce Urban, Matthew McKay, Noel Voloh, Robert Wand, Gary Strahinic
  • Patent number: 10441096
    Abstract: A mounting device for attaching an object to a supporting structure includes a first member including at least one first magnet and a projection, the first member configured to be attached to a supporting structure, a second member including at least one second magnet and a recess to receive the projection, the at least one second magnet configured to be attracted to the at least one first magnet, and an electromagnet selectively operable to provide magnetic force to couple the first and second members together. A method of mounting an electronic display to a supporting structure also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Chul Chung
  • Patent number: 10433631
    Abstract: A hairpiece holder that includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion may include one or more protrusions extending therefrom, which protrusion(s) may be adapted to position at least one hairpiece relative to the first portion. The second portion may be couplable to the first portion. And when the first and second portions are in a closed position, the first and second portions may define a sealed cavity which encloses the protrusion(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SignatureShelley, LLC
    Inventor: Shelley M. Ohlgart
  • Patent number: 10436352
    Abstract: A locking conduit clamp includes a first clamping member having an upwardly-bowed body defining a downward upper pocket and having a hinge at a first lateral end of the upwardly-bowed body, a second clamping member having a downwardly-bowed body defining an upward lower pocket and being hingedly coupled to the first clamp member via the hinge at a first lateral end of the downwardly-bowed body, the second clamping member being configured to rotate about the hinge between an open position for receiving a conduit, and a closed position for surrounding and capturing the conduit in an opening defined by the upper and bottom pockets, and a latch including an arcuate lever hingedly coupled to the second clamping member, and a buckle hingedly coupled to the arcuate lever and configured to engage the first clamping member to lock the first and second clamping members in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: R. A. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Dale Peterson, John Brett Titcomb, Jeffrey Daniel McKeown
  • Patent number: 10436384
    Abstract: A setting task of a setting unit includes a task to determine, based on a detection result of a detector, whether a click operation is carried out with a part of an operator's body mounted on a mount portion. The click operation is defined as an intentional movement of the part of the body by the operator in accordance with a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOHO TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Hideki Okuda, Minoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10427259
    Abstract: A tilt device includes: a drive motor that provides a drive force for swinging a tilt member; an auxiliary cylinder coupled to the tilt member to assist swing of the tilt member by the drive motor; and a control device that performs drive control of the drive motor and the auxiliary cylinder. In the movable range of the tilt member, a moment about the swing axis generated in the tilt member by the gravitational force is always directed to only one side in the rotational direction, and an assistive moment about the swing axis provided to the tilt member by a cylinder pressure is always directed to only the other side in the rotational direction. The control device fluctuates the cylinder pressure such that the assistive moment is less than the moment generated in the tilt member by the gravitational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro Furuhata, Keisuke Usuda
  • Patent number: 10427817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaft system comprising a plurality of receiving shafts arranged in parallel side by side for receiving foil bags, wherein the receiving shafts are bordered by walls formed by exchangeable format parts, wherein as a result of the exchange of the format parts the width and/or contour of the receiving shafts and/or the shape of retaining elements of the format parts is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INDAG POUCH PARTNERS GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Sander, Roland Treu, Sönke Hartung-Rey
  • Patent number: 10422445
    Abstract: A conduit support device may include a support leg that may be movably coupled to a boom arm with a vertical pivot and a horizontal pivot. The vertical pivot and horizontal pivot may be disposed between the distal end and the proximal end of the boom arm. An offset weight may be removably coupled to the boom arm. The offset weight may comprise a first end, a second end, and a center of balance, and the center of balance may be closer to the first end than to the second end. The first end may be configured to be positioned proximate to the boom arm to position the center of balance relatively closer to the boom arm, and the second end may be configured to be positioned proximate to the boom arm to position the center of balance relatively farther from the boom arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: James S. Butcher
  • Patent number: 10420292
    Abstract: A device for holding a wood log in place in such a way that a person can cut the log with a saw or split it with an axe is disclosed. The device can be attached to trees or vehicles to keep it in place and can be assembled and disassembled with relative ease. The device is configured to hold the logs between two support arms attached to a post and a grip member attached to each of the support arms. The post is configured for attaching to standing trees through extending arms or brackets and configured for position adjustments by way of sliding inside sleeves that attach to the post, bracket or a hitch of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Tim J Ehlers
  • Patent number: 10422366
    Abstract: In accordance with the present application, an anchor device is provided which is configured to secure a drainage tube having nozzle end to a waste receptacle. In the version, the anchor device generally comprises an attachment rim assembly positionable for supporting the anchor device to the rim of the waste receptacle and a suspension arm operably attached to the attachment rim assembly for suspending the discharge nozzle end of the drainage tube towards the center of the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: William L. Scheffer
  • Patent number: 10412954
    Abstract: An accessory support system configured for use with a tree stand includes a mounting plate having first opening, a stabilizing bar, and a mounting member configured to attach the mounting plate to a tree. The first opening is disposed proximal the proximal a first circumferential end of the mounting plate. The axis of the first opening is oriented in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to at least one of the upper axial end and a lower axial end of the mounting plate. An accessory support system including at least one support member may be receivable in the mounting plate. A retaining body disposed on the support member may be utilized to store a gun and bow. The accessory support stand may be reconfigured into a modular tree stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Ellinghuysen
  • Patent number: 10413327
    Abstract: Embodiments systems and methods for a platform that is configured to hold a medical device. In embodiments, a physician, nurse, medical practitioner, etc. may perform actions to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device while the medical device is secured to the platform. In further embodiments, the platform may include robotic components configured to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Prabhat Kumar Ahluwalia, Puja Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10406941
    Abstract: A seat sliding device for a vehicle includes a sliding load adjusting mechanism. The sliding load adjusting mechanism includes a support member, which is fixed to a first rail that is one of a lower rail and an upper rail, and a pressing member, which is movably supported by the support member. The pressing member changes a frictional force that is generated between the pressing member and a second rail, which is the other one of the lower rail and the upper rail, in accordance with a pressing force applied to the second rail. The pressing force changes in accordance with the position of the pressing member in relation to the support member. As the upper rail moves in a first direction, the pressing member moves toward a side on which the pressing force is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sho Kume, Hideki Fujisawa, Naoaki Hoshihara
  • Patent number: 10411454
    Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a body member having a cable groove formed therein to receive a cable. A keeper is connected to the body member and has a lower surface adapted to engage the cable received in the cable groove. A biasing member is disposed between the keeper and the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason L. Bundren, Seydou Diop, Paul F. Zelazny
  • Patent number: 10412842
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a display panel displaying an image; a first support member and a second support member that support the display panel in an erected state; a first mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and one of the first support member and the second support member; a second mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and another of the first support member and the second support member; and a first attachment part, a second attachment part, a third attachment part, and a fourth attachment part provided on a back surface of the display panel and having structures fitted to at least one of the first mounting member and the second mounting member. The first attachment part, the second attachment part, the fourth attachment part, and the third attachment part are provided in this order from one end to another end in a width direction of the back surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Katsumasa Ando, Masakatsu Itou, Michael Shadovitz, Akihiro Adachi, Yuki Sugiyama, Hirotoshi Hada, Kazuhiko Maeda