Patents Examined by Nathan J. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 11072376
    Abstract: A truck rack, including rack components and rack accessories, to support cargo over a bed of a truck, and methods of constructing, assembling, mounting, adjusting, and using the truck rack. An illustrative truck rack comprises a tower and a base. The tower may have a foot and an upper end portion. The upper end portion may be configured to support a crossbar. The base may be configured to mount the tower on an upper wall region of a truck bed. The base may include a deck on which to support the foot and at least one securing device to secure the foot on the deck. In some examples, the at least one securing device may include a clamp configured to engage opposite edge regions of the foot. In some examples, the clamp may be configured to urge the opposite edge regions downward toward the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Condon, Ashley Hoch, Warren E. Stoneburner
  • Patent number: 11072453
    Abstract: A package including a support for supporting items, a primary structure for selectively blocking access to the items, and a secondary structure for covering at least some of the primary structure. The support is movable from a first position, whereat the primary structure blocks access to the items, to a second position, whereat the items are accessible. The support and primary structures comprise latch features designed to engage when the support and primary structures are in the first position to prevent movement of the support in the opening direction, and to disengage on moving at least one latch feature in an unlatching direction to accommodate movement of the support from the first position. The secondary structure comprises a disengagement region that cooperates with the latch features when the support and primary structure are in the first position to disengage the latch features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DUALLOK LIMITED
    Inventor: Dane Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 11071333
    Abstract: A backpack may include a first panel having a first panel surface facing in a direction and a second panel. The second panel has a second panel first surface and a second panel second surface opposite the second panel first surface. The second panel first surface is inconspicuous. The second panel is pivotable relative to the first panel between (1) a concealment position in which second panel second surface faces the first panel surface and (2) a safety position in which the second panel second surface faces in the. The backpack further includes a safety optic formed on one of the first panel surface and the second panel second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: M&M Sales Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: John Brian Priest
  • Patent number: 11071379
    Abstract: The footwear storage for a vehicle trunk is a mechanical structure. The footwear storage for a vehicle trunk is configured for use in storing footwear and other articles. The footwear storage for a vehicle trunk is contained in the trunk of the automobile. The footwear storage for a vehicle trunk is formed with a cant. The cant forms an angle between the supporting storage surfaces formed by the footwear storage for a vehicle trunk and the force of gravity. The cant is selected such that objects will not slide out of the footwear storage for a vehicle trunk during the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The footwear storage for a vehicle trunk comprises a master pan, a plurality of footwear pocket structures, and a storage pan. Each of the plurality of footwear pocket structures mount on the master pan. The storage pan is contained within the master pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Ron Clontz
  • Patent number: 11066207
    Abstract: A heating container for foods has a common box of shape and size suitable for housing bakery products, formed by a base, a cover and lateral edges that mutually fit in a reversible manner to avoid the content outflow, including: an internal support layer, adapted to support a preheated plate at a predetermined distance from the base of the box; an air space between the base and the support layer adapted to absorb the pressures generated by the user while cutting the foods present on the plate; a preheated plate, providing a support surface for the foods, as a support for the cutting of the foods and as a heat source; and a ventilation system having holes on the cover and holes on the base, preventing condensation phenomena inside the box itself when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Cavaceppi, Enrico Lizzani
  • Patent number: 11064792
    Abstract: A carrier system for use with a body armor garment that distributes the shoulder loads produced by equipment carried or worn by military or law enforcement personnel, away from the user's shoulders and comfortably to the hips. Heavy shoulder loads, which typically cause chronic back pain and can lead to compression of the spine, are significantly mitigated. The carrier system has a vertical back support and a belt for securing the device around the waist of the user. In addition to alleviating shoulder fatigue and spine compression, the device is light, comfortable, durable, adjustable and easy to maintain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LONDON BRIDGE TRADING INC.
    Inventor: John E. Neibarger
  • Patent number: 11066228
    Abstract: Example aspects of a temperature-regulating lid for an insulated box assembly and a method for using an insulated box assembly are disclosed. The temperature-regulating lid for an insulated box assembly can comprise a lid box comprising a top panel, a bottom panel, and at least one side panel, the lid box defining a cavity; and a temperature-regulating insert positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11059652
    Abstract: A liner includes a liner subassembly, the liner subassembly comprising a body portion, the body portion comprising a front, a back, a first side, a second side, and a bottom, the body portion defining a cavity; and a flap portion hingedly connected to a top end of the back, the flap portion sized to cover the cavity; and a support connected to the bottom, the support comprising a central body and two end portions, each end portion hingedly connected to the central body, wherein the body portion and the flap portion comprise insulated walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11058229
    Abstract: An adjustable infant carrier which is outfitted with conversion flaps adapted to allow for selective adjustability to the effective width of the seat portion of the carrier so as to accommodate children of differing size, as well as different support positions/configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BLUE BOX TOY FACTORY LIMITED
    Inventors: Maureen O'Connor Salazar, Stacy Alycia Thomas Castro, Leslie Ann Roeder
  • Patent number: 11053048
    Abstract: A box comprising: a first pair of opposing side panels; a second pair of opposing side panels connecting the first pair of side panels; a pair of top panels, each top panel joined to one of the side panels of the first pair of opposing side panels; and a handle assembly, the handle assembly comprising: a handle portion, the handle portion attached to one of the pair of top panels, the handle portion comprising a tab at a side end of the handle portion, and a locking panel, the locking panel attached to one of the side panels of the second pair of side panels, the locking panel defining a cut pattern, the cut pattern defining a space therewithin; wherein the space within the cut pattern is configured to receive the tab; and wherein the handle portion is configured to fold from an upright configuration to a folded-down configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11044984
    Abstract: A carrying device for a portable gas exchange device has at least one first holding strap which is designed to be worn around a torso of a patient, thereby allowing the carrying device to be supported on the patient. The carrying device further includes a fastener which is designed to fasten a portable gas exchange device. Also provided is a carrying system which consists of a carrying device and a gas exchange device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NOVALUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Matheis, Esther Novosel, Reinhold Beuter, Jörg Schneider, Josef Bogenschütz
  • Patent number: 11044960
    Abstract: A wearable display device includes a wearing device, a fixed frame, a sliding member, a bracket and an optical imaging device. The fixed frame is fixedly connected to the wearing device. The sliding member is slidably coupled to the fixed frame. The bracket is pivotally connected to the sliding member and is interlocked with the sliding member. The optical imaging device is fixedly connected to the bracket for sliding and rotating relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chen, Yuan-Peng Yu, Wei-Jen Chang, Hung-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 11046493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a carrier apparatus primarily for carrying containers having food products therein; but secondarily for carrying containers having any type of products contained therein. Specifically, the carrier apparatus of the present invention allows a user to transport various amounts and types of containers securely, minimizing disturbance to products, such as food products, contained therein. More specifically, the carrier apparatus of the present invention comprises a first configuration for carrying a first amount of containers and a second configuration for carrying a second amount of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Furio Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventor: Sante Furio
  • Patent number: 11039678
    Abstract: A system provides an under belt that includes: a first under belt side including a first hook and loop fastener strip, a second under belt side connected to the first under belt side where the second under belt side includes a first heavy duty material outer portion. The under belt further includes an inner under belt portion disposed between the first under belt side and the second under belt side. The inner under belt portion including padding material. A middle belt includes multiple expandable padding portions. A duty belt includes: a center duty belt portion having a first duty belt side and a second duty belt side, a first elastic end attached to the center duty belt portion and a first belt buckle portion, and a second elastic end attached to the center duty belt portion and a second belt buckle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Thomas Beck
  • Patent number: 11040817
    Abstract: Example aspects of a temperature-regulating lid for an insulated box assembly and a method for using an insulated box assembly are disclosed. The temperature-regulating lid for an insulated box assembly can comprise a lid box comprising a top panel, a bottom panel, and at least one side panel, the lid box defining a cavity; and a temperature-regulating insert positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11034391
    Abstract: A tool rack system/method configured for operation on a pickup truck is disclosed. The system integrates a diagonal tube stack (DTS), an elongated tube stack (ETS), and a reconfigurable hose rack (RHR). The DTS, ETS, and RHR are configured for placement over the wheel well and tailgate in a pickup truck such that tools inserted within the tool rack are organized and readily available without cluttering the pickup truck bed. The ETS is configured to permit retention of oversized hand tools such as pool cleaning implements without the need for an overhead truck rack. The RHR may be reconfigured to adapt to the overhead retention of long pipe joints as well as hoses such as those used in pool maintenance operations. In both of these reconfigured modes the RHR obviates the need for a conventional truck rack or the use of space within the truck bed for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Avila
  • Patent number: 11034515
    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: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dynalab Corp.
    Inventors: Martin Davies, John Potter, Christine Leskovar
  • Patent number: 11027875
    Abstract: A telescoping insulated box assembly, comprising: an outer box, the outer box comprising a side wall and a bottom wall, the side wall and the bottom wall of the outer box each defining an insulation cavity; and an inner box, the inner box comprising a side wall and a wall forming a portion of a top side of the box assembly, each wall of the inner box defining an insulation cavity, the inner box sized to fit into the outer box such that the each of the side walls of the inner box faces one of the side walls of the outer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11029729
    Abstract: A strap assembly may include a lateral strap member configured to extend along a first side and a back of a user's head, the lateral strap member including (1) a proximal portion configured to be coupled to a head-mounted-display device, (2) a distal end disposed away from the proximal portion, and (3) an arcuate biasing section that arcs from the proximal portion to the distal end, the arcuate biasing section including a resilient material. The arcuate biasing section may peripherally surround at least a portion of a reduced region when the arcuate biasing section is in a relaxed state. Additionally, the arcuate biasing section may be tensioned and deflected outward by the user's head when the lateral strap member is worn with the head-mounted-display device by the user. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Wesley Bristol
  • Patent number: 11027876
    Abstract: A foldable container blank includes at four side walls, a top panel foldably connected to one of the side walls, a bottom panel foldably connected to one of the side walls, and at least one internal support structure that is connected to one of the side walls. Each internal support structure includes a first portion that is in adjacent relation with the top panel when the container is in a closed condition, and a second portion that is in adjacent relation with the first portion when the container is in a closed condition. In some embodiments, the foldable container blank is integrally formed. A method of forming the foldable container blank and a method of folding a container blank are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: New-Indy TriPAQ LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kiyoshi Darby