Patents Examined by Nathan J. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 10899496
    Abstract: A package for convenient dispensing of multiple kinds of candies, mints or the like is made from a single blank having top flaps including a pair of slides, and bottom flaps foldably extending from side panels running the length of the blank. The side panels are formed into a dual compartment box with a common front panel with a pair of openings allowing the candies or mints to pass. The slides are each separately moveable to block and unblock each of the openings. The box has a support tab that presses the slides against the front panel near the openings, and the slides have catches to keep at least some part of them inside the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: David Todjar Hengami
  • Patent number: 10899403
    Abstract: A hitch equipment storage mount. The hitch equipment storage mount is sized and shaped to secure to a portion of hitch equipment, such as a trailer hitch or trailer hitch tongue, and comprises a main body. The main body is sized and shaped to secure to, for example, the trailer hitch tongue. The main body is configured to receive and hold, for example, a hitch bar or spring bar used in a hitch system and comprises two arm-like appendages separated by a space and terminating in a bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hitchport, LLC
    Inventor: Gary E. Bussell
  • Patent number: 10900744
    Abstract: A combination exteriorly worn holster and an illuminator packaged together for retail sale, the combination providing a simple exteriorly worn holster solution for handguns with an attached accessory that is wearable either on the right or left side, with a reliable passive retention, and with a universal fit for a very large segment of the semi-automatic handguns with accessory rails. The accessory removed from the packaging instantly snaps onto the handgun's rail without utilizing threaded fasteners such that the handgun and accessory is readily received by the holster and the accessory provides the entirety of the engagement between the handgun and accessory combination and the holster. The holster's passive retention comprising a polymer spring unitary with the holster body, wherein the holster body conformingly and snugly engages and grips the accessory as it is holstered retaining the handgun in position by the illuminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventor: Larry A. Houck
  • Patent number: 10893757
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides kangaroo care neonatal device and method of applying thereof. The device comprises the sling pouch which holds infant and attached to the main structure of device through zippers and zippers can be easily unzipped to access and position the baby for feeding and reposition back for continuing kangaroo care, without needing to remove the sling or the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bempu Health Private Limited
    Inventors: Mona Sharma, Vidisha Agarwal, Ratul Narain
  • Patent number: 10888078
    Abstract: A fishing pole caddy including a first strap having an interior end and an exterior end. The caddy includes a second strap having an interior end and an exterior end, the interior end of the second strap is selectably removably coupled to the interior end of the first strap by a coupling device. The caddy includes an effective length adjustment device functionally coupled to at least one of the first strap and second strap such that an effective length thereof is adjustable. The caddy includes a first sheath and a second sheath coupled to the exterior end of the first and second strap respectively and shaped and orientated to receive an end of a fishing pole from an interior direction corresponding with the interior end of the first strap and second strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: James Alan Burts, Rebecka L. Burts
  • Patent number: 10883795
    Abstract: A holster support assembly for use by a user wearing a belt is adjustable for both drop and cant. The assembly includes a belt support that engages and is supported by the user's belt, the belt support defining a plurality of drop positions spaced apart along the track to enable the user to set the drop position of the holster. The assembly also includes a holster mount supported on the belt support for sliding movement relative to the belt support, the holster mount configured for supporting a holster. The holster mount has a first condition in which the holster mount is engaged with the belt support thereby blocking rotation of the holster mount relative to the belt support, and is selectively movable into a second condition in which the holster mount is rotatable relative to the belt support about an axis to enable the user to set the cant position of the holster relative to the belt support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick, Dylan Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10882460
    Abstract: Disclosed is an extension tube-type vehicle-mounted back support comprising a mounting rod and a mounting part mounted on the mounting rod and used for fixing a mobile terminal. The mounting rod comprises a connector and two connection tubes respectively connected to the left and right ends of the connector, wherein outer ends of the two connection tubes are both connected to a clamping part, an extension spring is provided inside at least one of the connection tubes, and the corresponding clamping part is arranged in a manner of shifting to the left and right relative to the connection tube with the action of the extension spring. The overall structure of the mounting rod is simple and compact and has good stability. By designing the mounting rod as an elastically extending structure, the mounting rod can be directly installed on a vehicle seat headrest metal rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BENZHI (SHENZHEN) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fan Yu
  • Patent number: 10881189
    Abstract: A carrying bag with a water resistant Velcro® outer case and an activated carbon inner liner provides an odor proof capability. The Velcro® outer surface provides for user selected placement of one or more removable patch attachments. The invention described here reduces the need to purchase alternative backpacks due to endless user configuration of possible looks. The carry bag may include one or more carry handles and one or more shoulder straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shamonica S. Jones, Stephen Harris
  • Patent number: 10875677
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (2) made from cardboard, paperboard or other lightweight foldable sheet material comprises a container body (6) comprising a first pair of opposed side wall panels (8, 10) and a second pair of side wall panels (12, 14), the side wall panels (8, 10, 12, 14) being hingedly attached to each other about respective side wall fold lines (16). A lid (22) is hingedly attached to one side wall panel (8) of the first pair of opposed side wall panels (8, 10) about a lid fold line (26). First and second closure flaps (28, 30), are hingedly attached to a respective one of the second pair of opposed wall panels (12, 14) about respective closure flap fold lines (32, 34) so as to define respective locking slots (36, 38) between a side edge of the respective closure flaps (28, 30) and the other side wall panel (10) of the first pair of side wall panels (8, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 10870510
    Abstract: Example aspects of a storage box and a method for assembling a storage box are disclosed. The storage box can comprise a sidewall enclosure, the enclosure defining a top edge and an opposing bottom edge, a fastener extending from the bottom edge, and a tray, the fastener coupling the tray to the sidewall enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Paul Ott, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10857947
    Abstract: An underseat container system can be positioned between a seat and a floor of a vehicle, and can include an open-topped receptacle or container. The receptacle can be secured to the vehicle seat via a cable lock system, the cable lock system including a cable and a cable lock mechanism. When the receptacle is placed under the vehicle seat, the cable can be threaded through an aperture in a wall of the receptacle, and around a support member in the seat. The cable lock mechanism can secure the threaded cable to itself, thus securing the receptacle to the vehicle seat. When the vehicle seat is configured to accept passengers for seating, the vehicle seat and the receptacle can form a storage compartment. The receptacle can include a plurality of nubs on its bottom surface, for providing traction to the underseat container when positioned underneath the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: L.O.F., Inc.
    Inventors: Laszlo Antal Kovach, Shawn Christopher Scott
  • Patent number: 10856634
    Abstract: A case for a lens or telescope has a generally cylindrical side wall attached to a top wall and a bottom wall defining a compartment accessed by an opening extending across the top wall away from a belt mounting sleeve and down the side wall opposite the belt mounting sleeve. The top wall and the side wall are deformable to permit the opening to be enlarged by hand for insertion or removal of the lens or telescope. A zipper secures the opening. An additional opening may be provided at a juncture of the top wall and the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Think Tank Photo, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Allen Sturm
  • Patent number: 10850679
    Abstract: A rollup tablet computer holder, including a roller case, a retractable board disposed within the roller case to be extracted from the roller case, a tray disposed at an end of the retractable board to hold a tablet computer thereupon, and a plurality of attachment hooks disposed at a top portion of the roller case to attach to rods of a head rest of a car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Daniela Olar
  • Patent number: 10850138
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to connectors for use with harness and backplate systems in an SCBA. An SCBA may comprise a backplate for holding a cylinder of air and a harness with straps operable to attach to the backplate. Applicants have developed a backplate connector that provides a reliable quick connection and disconnection for straps attached to a backplate. The connector may fit into a slot on the backplate. In some embodiments, a plurality of connectors may be used to connect a plurality of straps to the backplate. Additionally, the connector may comprise a clip or other attachment operable to secure one or more hoses of the SCBA. This design may prevent the air hoses being hooked accidently, and the attachment of the hoses may help to secure the connector into the slot of the backplate, reducing the change of the connector disconnecting during normal usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Liu, Mark Hua, Kevin Lu, Mike Ma
  • Patent number: 10850670
    Abstract: A removable roller tray for use in a pickup truck bed, wherein the tray comprises a base and a handle arranged on an edge of the base. The tray further comprises a plurality of notches arranged on a top surface of the base and a plurality of rollers arranged on a bottom surface of the base. The tray further comprises at least one lanyard connected to a side edge of the base on a first end thereof and a surface of the pickup truck on a second end thereof. The removable roller tray may allow for easy removal of items stored near the front of the pickup truck bed by allowing the removable roller tray to roll out to a predetermined position on the bed and extended tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lotis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Lovins, Paul H. Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10850675
    Abstract: A stowable roof rack for a roof of a motor vehicle includes a first roof rail connected to the roof of the motor vehicle, the first roof rail having a first exterior side facing outwardly relative to the motor vehicle and a first interior side facing inwardly relative to the motor vehicle, a second roof rail connected to the roof of the motor vehicle spaced apart from substantially parallel the first roof rail, the second roof rail having a second exterior side facing outwardly relative to the motor vehicle and a second interior side facing inwardly relative to the motor vehicle, and a crossbar moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein when in the stowed position the crossbar is connected at a first end to the interior surface of the first roof rail and at a second end to the interior surface of the first roof rail, and wherein when in the deployed position the crossbar is connected at the first end to the interior surface of the first roof rail and at the second end to the interior
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Amer Mansour, Rafal Golab
  • Patent number: 10842245
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a backpack system including a frame-less waterproof bag and a backpack frame. In one example, a frame-less waterproof bag may include a frame-cap welded to an outer surface of the frame-less waterproof bag. The frame-cap may be adapted to couple the frame-less waterproof bag with the backpack frame while maintaining a waterproof quality of the frame-less waterproof bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: WATERSHED, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Revels
  • Patent number: 10842244
    Abstract: A portable apparatus with deployable visibility enhancing signals includes a backpack member from which a pair of flag members are deployable to extend up and out of the backpack member behind a wearer's shoulders to resemble wings of a beast or an animal. The flag members incorporate bright, visually distinct fabrics, to increase the visibility profile of the wearer. An elongate member, reminiscent of a tail, may also be incorporated and deployed to dangle behind the wearer to augment the semblance of a winged beast or animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Ogrin, Alyna Douglass
  • Patent number: 10835022
    Abstract: A wearable eyeglass holder that holds a temple of a folded pair of eyeglasses in a manner that resists the inadvertent unfolding of the held temple and the wearer's loss of the eyeglasses. The eyeglass holder has a connector that enables it to be attached, in a pendulous manner, to the wearer's neck, clothing, or other object. The eyeglass holder has an oblong body with a double convex shape and a longitudinal inner channel with two oblong openings on the same face of the body. A temple of a pair of eyeglasses, inserted through the upper opening, comes to rest upon a waist extending between the openings. The eyeglasses rest on the waist and a foot of the body provides a second contact point with the temple that maintains it in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAPHILE LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Byrnes
  • Patent number: 10822137
    Abstract: A blank for forming a container includes a bottom panel, end panels, and side panels. A first divider panel assembly is defined within the bottom panel and an end panel and includes an upper panel defined within the end panel and an inner panel defined within the bottom panel. The upper panel is configured to be at an angle to the end panel, and the inner panel is configured to be at an angle to the bottom panel in an erected configuration. Second and third divider panel assemblies are defined within the bottom panel and a side panel. The second and third divider panel assemblies include an upper panel defined within the side panel and an inner panel defined within the bottom panel. The panels of the second and third divider panel assemblies are configured similarly to the panels of the first divider panel assembly in the erected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Smith