Patents Examined by Nathan J. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 10729228
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly disposed on the back surface of a handheld electronic device, or a case for holding such a device, provides a pinky finger extension for an individual's hand to use an electronic device comfortably and with decreased possibility of dropping or damaging the electronic device. The pinky finger extension can be moved between a closed position, where it is inaccessible, and an open position where the user can place their fourth or pinky finger over the pinky finger extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HACKD LLC.
    Inventor: Danin Jensen
  • Patent number: 10723506
    Abstract: A simple paper food-beverage box comprises a box-body and a box-bottom-body combined in the box-body; wherein the box-body is provided for placing the food, which the box-body and the box-bottom-body respectively set a plurality of first folding-lines to provide folding storage; wherein the box-bottom-body has a predetermined distance from the bottom surface of the periphery of the box-body, and the bottom of each of the first folding-line is set with a first incision; wherein the box-bottom-body is set with a first through-hole, thereby providing for sticking and engaging a beverage cup on the bottom surface of the box-bottom-body; wherein the periphery of the cup-mouth of the beverage cup is stuck and engaged by the periphery of the box-body, and the straw of the beverage cup can extend out through the first through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Piao Tsao
  • Patent number: 10710660
    Abstract: The application discloses a blank configured to be mounted on a bicycle rack. The blank includes a bottom section that forms an item supporting surface when the blank is folded into a folded pannier configuration. The blank includes a lateral face section hingedly connected with the bottom section at a first fold line. The blank includes a central, vertical axis extending between proximal and distal ends of the blank. The blank is adapted to be folded from an unfolded blank configuration into a folded pannier configuration. In the unfolded blank configuration, opposing sides of the blank relative to the central, vertical axis are asymmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Abraham Samuel Dubb
  • Patent number: 10710767
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton for packaging one or more articles, a blank for forming the carton and a method of packaging articles. The carton may have at least one display window for presentation of an article therein. The carton comprises a plurality of panels forming walls of a tubular structure including a top wall, a first side wall, a base wall, and a second side wall. The carton comprises an end closure structure for partially closing an end of the carton. The end closure structure comprises a top end closure flap hingedly connected to the top wall. At least one side end closure flap is hinged to a corner panel by a first fold line. The corner panel is hinged to one of the first and second side walls by a second fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Julien D. Merzeau
  • Patent number: 10710509
    Abstract: A collapsible storage bin is provided for a motor vehicle. The collapsible storage bin includes a first sidewall that is displaceable between a collapsed position and an erected position. First and second self-erecting end walls are connected to the first sidewall. Further, an end wall locking handle is provided. That end wall locking handle is displaceable between a stowed position and an end wall locking position that functions to secure the storage bin in the erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Rowland, Douglas Robert Thompson, Allan Wayne Getliff, Chris James Harmelink, Kenneth John Hulst, Tyler James Newkirk, Randy William Nurenberg, Rick Alan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10710650
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a spare tire mount on a vehicle, particularly for use on pick-up trucks and similar vehicles having an open cargo area. More particularly, the present invention relates to a spare tire mount which is held at an angle within a cargo bed area of a pick-up truck in which can be moved to an elevated position to allow for greater utilization of the cargo area of a pick-up truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Shannon Cassell
  • Patent number: 10703529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a partition and cover structure that can be accommodated in a shoebox and can be made from one or more conveniently grooved and cut cardboard sheets. The structure includes a substantially rectangular base divided into first and second portions having trapezoidal rectangular shape. The portions of base are consecutive to each other at a respective edge coincident with the oblique side of the aforesaid trapezoidal shape. A pair of mutually opposed partition walls are connected, by way of a fold, to the portions of base at the aforesaid edges, respectively. The structure further includes four side walls two-by-two mutually opposite with respect to the portions of base and connected to the latter by way of respective folds. Also disclosed is a shoebox including the structure, and to one or more substantially flat elements foldable in suitable manner to obtain such structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Franco Goretti
  • Patent number: 10703295
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a bicycle having wheels and a frame relative to a cargo bed of a pickup truck having a tailgate, spaced sidewalls and a front wall. The apparatus comprises holders for associating with the spaced sidewalls and adapted for engaging one of the wheels of the bicycle. The apparatus further includes a support for associating with the front wall to support the frame of the bicycle. The holders and support may be height-adjustable to accommodate a variety of bicycle shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonatan Leff Yaffe, Carlos Emilio Merino, Luis Manuel Garcia, Pedro Montoya
  • Patent number: 10696444
    Abstract: A container includes a plurality of panels integrally arranged with respect to each other and with respect to a set of orthogonal x, y and z axes, the plurality of panels being foldable to create the container. The plurality of panels include a first panel disposed parallel to the z-axis, the first panel having a first side portion, a second side portion, and a display portion disposed between the first and second side portions, the first and second side portions and the display portion being coplanar and bordering at least a portion of a product display opening. The first panel further includes a first relief feature disposed between the display portion and the first side portion, and a second relief feature disposed between the display portion and the second side portion, wherein the at least a portion of the product display opening and the first and second relief features are formed by an absence of material of the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Keith Dorminey, Okebola Okerinde
  • Patent number: 10696442
    Abstract: A telescoping graphic block package includes a tray configured to package and display product placed therein. A graphic block is slidingly connected to the tray for telescoping relative to the tray along a telescoping axis. A set of folding panels connects the tray to the graphic block. The tray can include a bottom panel and two side panels on either end of the bottom panel. The side panels can be opposed to one another along the telescoping axis. A back panel can be connected to the bottom panel. A front panel can be connected to the bottom panel across from the back panel relative to the telescoping axis. The graphic block can include a front panel, a top panel, and side panel orthogonal to both the front panel and the top panel, wherein the side panel of the graphic block is normal to the telescoping axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander C. Sin
  • Patent number: 10694833
    Abstract: A rucksack is provided with a first shoulder strap and a second shoulder strap, whereby respective end sections of the shoulder straps are connected with each other by means of a middle piece. The middle piece is continuously slidable along at least one guide element in a vertical direction of the rucksack. The middle piece is attached to a strap with a first free end and a second free end, whereby the free ends are coupled with each other in a way that permits a transfer of a tensile force. The strap is redirected at a first redirecting element and a second redirecting element, which are located opposite each other in the vertical direction of the rucksack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Deuter Sport GmbH
    Inventor: Miguel Tiblas
  • Patent number: 10689050
    Abstract: A bicycle rack system comprises a main frame configured to be mounted over a rear wheel of a bicycle. The main frame comprises a top platform for accommodating one or more first auxiliary devices, the top platform having a first platform section and a second platform section, at least one of the first and second platform sections configured to accommodate the first auxiliary device, and a lower deck for accommodating one or more second auxiliary devices, the lower deck having a first deck section and a second deck section, at least one of the first and second deck sections configured to accommodate the second auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Shawn Getchell
  • Patent number: 10687604
    Abstract: A pouch for holding items is disclosed and is formed as a tube of a stretchable material with a plurality of openings therein. Items may be inserted through the openings and positioned within the pouch. The pouch may be manipulated to position the openings at various positions around the body. The openings may also be positioned on the outside, inside, top or other part of the pouch. The pouch has a substantially constant width to better camouflage items placed therein. The openings may include closures to prevent items from falling out. The pouch may be formed of a single circle or include closures for placing it around the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Level Terrain LLC
    Inventor: Mia Do
  • Patent number: 10676249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid for closing a container, preferably a cup, the lid being made from a paper- or a cardboard-material, wherein the lid comprises a topwall which covers the opening of the container and a sidewall directed at an angle relative to the topwall, wherein one end of the sidewall can engage sealingly with the top end of the container. The present invention further relates to a set comprising a lid and a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUHTAMĂ„KI OYJ
    Inventors: Matt Powell, Christina Robinson-Meech, Peter Coote
  • Patent number: 10668309
    Abstract: A rescue assembly for rapid extrication of a victim from a dangerous environment includes a wearable base member (101, 201) and a rescue strap (103, 104) deployable therefrom. The rescue strap (103, 104) extends outwardly from the base member (101, 201) allowing a rescuer to form a secure connection to a rescue for extrication. Keeper assemblies (208, 209) cooperatively retain the rescue strap (103, 104) within the base member (101, 201) until deployed by the rescuer and a release assembly provides the ability to quickly release the rescue strap from the base member if desired by the rescuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sverre Starholm, Rune Nilsen, Tore Buer
  • Patent number: 10660455
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a baby carrier including a back strap and a vest. The back strap includes at least one first connecting component and at least one second connecting component. The vest includes a vest body, at least one third connecting component and at least one fourth connecting component. The at least one third connecting component and the at least one fourth connecting component respectively are fixed on two ends of the vest body. The at least one third connecting component and the at least one fourth connecting component respectively are detachably connected to the at least one first connecting component and the at least one second connecting component to connect the back strap with the vest. It provides a flexible way for a caregiver to carry a baby comfortably and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Manqun Cheng
  • Patent number: 10654421
    Abstract: A watercraft carrier includes a central hub having an upper surface configured to receive a watercraft, an upright rotatably coupled to the central hub and configured to be disposed in a plurality of positions, and a locking assembly coupling the upright with the central hub and configured to secure the upright in the plurality of positions. The locking assembly is disposed below the upper surface of the central hub. A portion of the upright is disposed above the upper surface of the central hub in a first position and the upright is disposed below the upper surface of the central hub in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Joseph Flaherty, Michael Maximenko, David Castano Galindo
  • Patent number: 10633141
    Abstract: A paperboard carton is formed by folding and interconnecting an even number of body pieces to establish at least a bottom wall, first and second spaced main face walls, opposing side walls and a top wall, which collectively define an interior cavity for containing edible products, with the first and second main face walls and the opposing side walls being spaced by each of the bottom wall and the top wall, each of said body pieces being formed of paperboard, and at least two of the body pieces having predominate fiber orientations which are directionally distinct from one another, thereby establishing a compression strength for each carton which enables similarly configured cartons to be directly stacked upon each other for shipping purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Novotny, Jenna Melissa Ronquillo, George Tuszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10624438
    Abstract: A fluid container can comprise a flexible bladder having an internal region for storing a fluid, a bladder opening at an upper end portion of the bladder for allowing passage of fluid in or out of the internal region, a lower rigid member secured to an outer surface of the bladder at a lower end portion of the bladder, an upper closure secured to the bladder over the bladder opening for selectively closing and opening the bladder opening, and a rigid, removable handle, wherein the handle has an upper end portion that is detachably coupled to the upper closure and a lower end portion that is detachably coupled to the lower rigid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: 10625687
    Abstract: A folding truck box is designed to fit in the bed of a truck adjacent a tailgate. The truck box has a top and vertical sidewalls. The sidewalls have a height defined by a first distance between a bottom edge that rests on the bed floor and a top edge. The top overlays the sidewalls and has a second distance between a bedrail contacting surface and the surface that contacts the sidewalls. The first and second distances are greater than the distance between the bed floor and the underside of the bedrails. The top fits between the truck bedrails and the sidewalls with biased upward force on the bedrails. The truck box contains resilient retainer straps that are closed between the truck bed floor and tailgate. A locking leg in the top extends into a locking aperture in one of the sidewalls to prevent the top from being removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SPI Blow Molding, LLC
    Inventors: James McNeilly Todd, Ed Yingming Wu, Nicholas P. Kraus, Edward A. Trapp