Patents Examined by Nathan J. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 11511675
    Abstract: A ladder carrying device for a vehicle is equipped with a frame element (3) assigned, in its operative conditions (O) to be fixed above the vehicle (V). This frame element (3) is connected to a support member (9) for at least one ladder (S). The frame element (3) is provided with at least two longitudinal edges (13) at least approximately or substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle (V) and mutually and rigidly connected by at least one transversal element (15) a portion of which interposed between, and distant from, said longitudinal edges (13) carries at least one longitudinal stationary pivot (19) connected to a first end of a swinging body 21 whose opposite and second end is connected, by means of a longitudinal mobile pivot (23), to an oscillating element (25) connected to the support member (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Aldo Gentili, Ernesto Gentili
  • Patent number: 11511905
    Abstract: A blank used for making a container is disclosed. The blank comprises a first primary panel, a second primary panel, and a secondary panel. The first primary panel is hingedly coupled to a first primary flap. The second primary panel is hingedly coupled to a second primary flap. The secondary panel is hingedly coupled to a secondary flap. The first primary flap comprises a main portion and a tip portion. The main portion is hingedly coupled to a first handle. The tip portion is positioned between the main portion and the first handle. The secondary flap is configured to be positioned between the second primary flap and the main portion when the container is in a box configuration. The tip portion is configured to be positioned between the second primary flap and an interior space of the container when the container is in the box configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Talal T. Al-Housseiny
  • Patent number: 11505358
    Abstract: The present invention has particular applicability for packaging products and relates to an anti-theft box with a lock mechanism that includes an inner box, with an opening at the first end, a cover plate at the second end and a limiter on the outer wall, and the first end is opposite to the second end; and an outer box. The outer box forms a space, the inner box is installed in this space, the cover plate is outside this space, a locating part is installed on the inner wall of the outer box, and the limiter and the locating part are used in combination to prevent the inner box from being separated from the outer box. The advantage of the present invention is that the safety device in the anti-theft box must be opened to open the anti-theft box to confirm whether the box has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen JIPEI Green Science and Technology Limited
    Inventor: Tom Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11505364
    Abstract: A blank includes a front panel; a wing portion coupled to the front panel by a wing hinge, the wing portion including an attachment panel disposed opposite from the wing hinge, the attachment panel configured to couple to the front panel to at least partially form a cavity between the front panel and the wing portion; a lower telescoping panel coupled to the front panel by a lower telescoping hinge; and an upper telescoping panel coupled to the lower telescoping panel by an upper telescoping hinge, the upper telescoping panel and the lower telescoping panel configured to fold into the cavity in a closed configuration to at least partially enclose the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Chen, Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire
  • Patent number: 11492168
    Abstract: A method of transforming a meal box into a tray. Many fast-food companies sell children's meals in decorative boxes. These boxes can have games or entertainment printed on the inside and outside of the box. The first step of the method is removing the contents. The next step is cutting, tearing, or otherwise opening the box along a seam between sidewalls of the box, such as along the glue line preexisting on the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Ariel Diaz
  • Patent number: 11492169
    Abstract: A folding carton includes a tray with a base and at least one side, and a lid including a top at least partially covering the tray. The lid includes two connection tabs that connect to the at least one side. Two corner connection tabs each connect to one of the two connection tabs via a vertical first fold line and configured to connect to a first edge of the top via a horizontal second fold line. The top wall is opened by one of: (1) folding about the horizontal second fold lines between the corner connection tabs and the top; and (2) by folding a tuck-in tongue about a third fold line against an inside of the top and folding the top halves about a fourth fold line in the tuck-in tongue and about the vertical first fold lines between the corner connection tabs and the connection tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AR Packaging GmbH
    Inventor: Hekuran Rashiti
  • Patent number: 11479383
    Abstract: A box has a lower container and a cover. The lower container has a rectangular bottom wall, two first side walls opposite to each other and two second side walls opposite to each other. The cover has a rectangular main wall opposite to the bottom wall, two third side walls opposite to each other and two fourth side walls opposite to each other. The third side walls are adjacent and outside an upper portion of the first side walls, respectively. The fourth side walls are adjacent and outside an upper portion of the second side walls, respectively. A respective first tab with a through-hole protrudes downwards from a lower edge of both third side walls. A respective second tab with a through-hole is cut in both first side walls and has a side attached to the respective first side wall. Tamper evident means pass through respective couples of first and second tabs of adjacent third and first walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Karl Konrad
  • Patent number: 11479403
    Abstract: Example aspects of an insulated box assembly and a method of assembling an insulated box assembly are disclosed. The insulated box assembly can comprise a plurality of outer lateral sidewalls, the outer lateral sidewalls defining an inner surface, the inner surface defining an inner cavity; a plurality of inner lateral sidewalls received in the inner cavity, the inner lateral sidewalls defining an outer surface; and a monolithic sidewall liner received in the inner cavity between the outer lateral sidewalls and the inner lateral sidewalls, the sidewall liner defining a liner outer surface and a continuous, uninterrupted liner inner surface opposite the liner outer surface, the liner outer surface facing the inner surface of the outer lateral sidewalls, and the liner inner surface facing the outer surface of the inner lateral sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11472630
    Abstract: A portable container for waste products, having an assembled receptacle with four side panels hingedly connected, the four side panels connected to a plurality of bottom closure panels forming a bottom closure, with the four side panels and the bottom closure define a box with a top opening. The four side panels include a first and a second set of opposing side panels, the first set of opposing side panels having a first side panel and a second side panel. A first side panel has a first handle, the first handle having a first handle first position and a first handle second position. A second side panel has a second handle, having a second handle first position and a second handle second position. The first handle and the second handle are opposably, pivotally, movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DYNALAB CORP.
    Inventors: Martin Davies, John Potter, Christine Leskovar
  • Patent number: 11472508
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide container mounts for mounting water bottles, bento boxes, tool holders or other containers in an aerodynamic position. According to one embodiment, the container mount can include an attachment member to attach to the bicycle frame or aerobars. One or more container support members are coupled to the attachment member in a fixed orientation or in a manner that allows the position of the support member to be adjusted. The container mounts can be configured so that the container is positioned within the aerodynamic profile of the rider's torso between the rider's arms (when viewed from the front) and is accessible by the rider while the rider maintains aerodynamic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Arthur Hed
  • Patent number: 11472348
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein comprises an apparatus and method of use for holding, locking and transporting fishing rods on the exterior of a vehicle. The apparatus is easily and removably attached to a standard and commercially available trailer hitch. The invention is modular and adjustable; the number of rods carried can be changed, and the orientation in which the rods are mounted and transported can rotate between a vertical and horizontal configuration. Furthermore, the apparatus is constructed of lightweight, durable materials and can be readily disassembled for convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Carlos Braga
  • Patent number: 11470949
    Abstract: A binocular harness system having a pair of shoulder straps, a pair of upper torso straps, and a carrying pouch. The carrying pouch has a main body and a removable hood. The front side of the main body has a loop fastener panel that extends laterally across the front side. The hood has a front panel, a secondary panel that is configured to form a back and two sides of the hood, and an elongated pocket that extends along a rear edge and at least a portion of each side edge of the secondary panel. The elongated pocket contains a rod, and an elastomeric cord passes through a central bore in the rod, side portions of the elongated pocket, loops situated on either side of the back side of the main body, and conduits made of nylon webbing situated on or proximate to the bottom panel of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Stone Glacier, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Michael Racicot, Jeffrey Robert Sposito
  • Patent number: 11470947
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a mechanism that provides a systemized way to attach straps to bags that provides for versatility in attachment of straps for both positioning on the bag and for modifying the length of the straps. These straps may be used as both handles and shoulder straps for the bag through different attachment configurations allowing for the bag to be worn (and used as) as one or more different types of bags (e.g., a purse, handbag, satchel, hobo bag, shoulder bag, crossbody bag, laptop bag, messenger bag, and/or tote bag) and a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Nancy Linday
  • Patent number: 11470950
    Abstract: A tactical belt or belt accessory system comprising an integral single layer strap having a two opposite ends, a top edge and a bottom edge, and at least one row of a plurality of openings distributed lengthwise along the strap between the two opposite ends, the openings being separated by links that are an integral part of the single layer strap, the openings configured to facilitate attachment of MOLLE-compatible accessories along a horizontal axis or a vertical axis without skipping any of the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: David Robert L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11464320
    Abstract: A reconfigurable waterproof bag is defined by a plurality of material surfaces extending in three dimensions, a strap for carrying the bag, and one or plurality of strap guide(s) into which the strap is disposed and through which the strap may be moved, the strap guide extending within or without the bag from any one of the plurality of surfaces to any other one of the plurality of material surfaces in three dimensional space without limitation to define a geometry of a strap path and coupling of the strap to the bag so that the bag is reconfigurable in a plurality of different carrying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Melissa Holtz
  • Patent number: 11459142
    Abstract: The carton includes a back panel, a first inner panel, a first surface of the first inner panel contacting a second surface of the back panel, and walls positioned on sides of the back panel, the walls, the back panel and the first inner panel collectively defining a recess. The walls includes a first hinge panel connecting a top panel to the back panel, a second hinge panel connecting a bottom panel to the back panel, a first side panel and a second side panel each connected to the back panel, a top front panel connecting a second inner panel to the top panel, a third surface of the second inner panel contacting the second surface of the back panel, and a fourth surface of the first hinge panel and a fifth surface of the second hinge panel connected to the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Akria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Scott Fath
  • Patent number: 11453345
    Abstract: This disclosure details multi-purpose brackets for mounting accessory devices within vehicle cargo spaces. Exemplary multi-purpose brackets include a doubling flange, a first opening formed through the doubling flange, and a second opening formed through another location of the bracket. A first accessory device may be mounted within the first opening, and a second accessory device may be mounted within the second opening. The multi-purpose bracket may be formed in a stamping process that involves folding and clinching the doubling flange to a platform of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Weyrauch, Joseph Prescott Hickey, Michael Kozak, Jeffry Smith
  • Patent number: 11453524
    Abstract: A bakery box having panels, flaps, tabs and slits. One each side of the box, a pair of the tabs are inserted into a pair of the slits in a corresponding side panel of the box. One tab of the pair of tabs on each side of the box has a curved slit into which is inserted a curved edge of a corresponding side flap to retain the side flap adjacent the corresponding side panel of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: FC Meyer Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Arthur Baryshyan
  • Patent number: 11452361
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an external frame of a backpack system and a game strap. The external frame includes a horizontal and vertical sections. The horizontal section is pivotably coupled to the bottom of the vertical section. The horizontal section rotates between a vertical position and a horizontal position. The horizontal section supports the vertical section in a vertical position when the horizontal section is in the horizontal position. A bottom of the game strap is coupled to an end of the horizontal section of the external frame. The end is distal to where the horizontal section pivotably couples to the vertical section. A top of the game strap is coupled to the vertical section of the external frame. The game strap includes openings sized to accommodate a snout of a head of an animal. The bottom or the top of the game strap are releasably coupled to the external frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ROKMAN, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Hoge, Zachary K. Hillman, Brandon J. Bair
  • Patent number: 11445806
    Abstract: A back carrier adjusting system is provided in the present disclosure. The back carrier adjusting system is applied to a back carrier, which includes a main body and a strap unit connected to the main body. The back carrier adjusting system includes a guiding unit, a sliding unit and a fastening device. The guiding unit is disposed on the strap unit. The sliding unit is connected to the main body and slidably limited in the guiding unit. The fastening device includes at least one lace and a reel mechanism operably coupled with the at least one lace. The at least one lace is connected to the sliding unit. The reel mechanism is operated to retract or release the at least one lace, which makes the sliding unit move relative to the guiding unit, in order to adjust a height of the main body relative to the strap unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Chin-Chu Chen