Patents Examined by Nkeisha Smith
  • Patent number: 10371290
    Abstract: Provided herein is a snap-to-grid bracket assembly for use with a fire suppression device. In one approach, a support assembly includes a bracket bar extending transverse to a beam, and a bracket assembly coupled to the bracket bar. The bracket assembly may include a first plate oriented substantially perpendicular to the bracket bar, the first plate having a first end coupled to the bracket bar and a second end, opposite the first end, coupled to the beam. The bracket assembly further includes a seating frame extending from the second end of the first plate, the seating frame including first and second members disposed on opposite sides. The bracket assembly further includes a second plate rotatable relative to the first plate, the second plate having first and second ends disposed on a same side of the beam, and a fastener coupling together the first and second plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Odair Dafonseca, Joseph Beagen
  • Patent number: 10371311
    Abstract: A stand to support mobile devices has a base to which panels are attached. The panels are angularly oriented with respect to the base and each has a slot adapted to receive the mobile device. The panels may be integrally formed with the base or may be attached by hinges having detents or springs to support the panels in a desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Nikola Taisha Naylor-Warren
  • Patent number: 10367339
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a cable track that includes a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side. The apparatus further includes two or more spacers. The two or more spacers include respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track and respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends. The two or more spacers further include respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends and respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces. The apparatus further includes two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers. The two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph R. Galetti, Anthony A. Lazzaro
  • Patent number: 10362852
    Abstract: An apparatus to support forearm, guide wrist, cradle and elevate hand to the proper height, position fingers and prevent movement of patron for a nail technician to maintain proper posture while performing a nail service. The apparatus comprises an angled ramp and a platform, supported by legs connected to the underside of surfaces. The angled ramp comprises a bottom edge that is wider than top edge, connected by two equal length sides with a wrist support on each side near top edge. The platform comprises a bottom edge that meets the top edge of the angled ramp. Top edge is more narrow than bottom edge and scalloped in the center with two hand supports located on each side, connected by two equal length sides. The invention is made of polymer but not limited to being produced in other materials such as rubber, aluminum, other metals or forms of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Lori Ellen Halloway
  • Patent number: 10364935
    Abstract: A photographic mount may include an adapter and a receiving plate having a recess configured for receiving the adapter. The adapter may have a connector configured for attaching a camera and a recess configured for receiving a fitting of a flash unit. The receiving plate may have a receptacle configured for receiving a shaft of a photographic accessory such as an umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Quest C. Couch, III
  • Patent number: 10361547
    Abstract: A box mounting clip for mounting a junction box on a stud mounting bracket includes a base having a front face, a rear face, an upper edge margin, a lower edge margin, a left edge margin, and a right edge margin. A top flange extends forward from the upper edge margin and a bottom flange extends forward from the lower edge margin. The top and bottom flanges are configured to receive a stud mounting bracket therebetween. A positioning tab extends generally forward from the base at an angle and is configured to prevent rotation of the box mounting clip relative to the stud mounting bracket when the stud mounting bracket is received between the top and bottom flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CABLOFIL, INC.
    Inventor: Dallas Kellerman
  • Patent number: 10344910
    Abstract: Portable electronic device stands and related methods are described. The electronic device stands include a base, a first arm, and a second arm. The base includes: (i) a horizontal support; (ii) a first vertical support including a first arm-receiving portion having first grooves defined therein; (iii) a second vertical support including a second arm-receiving portion having second grooves defined therein. The base is configured such that the first and second vertical supports are disposed on two ends of the horizontal support, with each of the first and second arms rotatably engaged with the first and second vertical supports, respectively, using a first fastening assembly or a second fastening assembly, respectively. In a collapsed configuration, the first and second arms are disposed antiparallel to and abutting each other; in an open configuration, the first and second arms are disposed parallel to each other, each extending about 90 degrees from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Kok Hong Lye
  • Patent number: 10342393
    Abstract: A towel holding device configured to support a towel from an object is disclosed herein. The towel holding device includes an attachment mechanism, the attachment mechanism configured to attach the towel holding device to the object; a towel holding member, the towel holding member configured to removably hold the towel in the towel holding device; and a housing portion, the towel holding member being disposed inside of the housing portion, the housing portion configured to be displaceable relative to the attachment mechanism and the towel holding member so that the towel is capable of being inserted into the towel holding device. A towel holding system using the towel holding device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Solazo, Ltd
    Inventor: Ronald Dean Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10337663
    Abstract: A two-degree-of-freedom rotation control device includes a rotary body having a friction spherical surface, wherein a load mounting platform is provided on a top of the rotating body or inside the rotating body; a fixing and supporting structure configured to hold the rotating body, to allow the rotating body to have only a rotational degree of freedom; and a driving motor, wherein, a driving end of the driving motor is in direct contact with the friction spherical surface of the rotating body, to form a friction transmission pair tangent to the friction spherical surface. An application system has the two-degree-of-freedom rotation control device and a working unit on the two-degree-of-freedom rotation control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Lizheng Tang, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 10330255
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting system for an accessory that simplifies the process for installing the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Kyle Clancy Jones
  • Patent number: 10333286
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail movable with respect to the first rail, and a cable management device. The cable management device includes a first set of arms and a second set of arms connected to the first set of arms. The first set of arms include two arms that are movable with respect to each other. The second set of arms also include two arms that are movable with respect to each other. The cable management device has a portion connected to the first rail and is switched from a first state to a second state in response to the second rail moving with respect to the first rail from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10330252
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for stable hanging of objects with relatively wide hanging surfaces. In some embodiments, hangers are described herein with a platform hanging portion that provides a user with a wide hanging surface that can be used to support the relatively wide hanging surfaces. The platform portion can further restrict movement of the object, such as laterally and/or forwardly/rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Tawfeek J. Abohammdan, Timothy R. Hodges, Paul E. Durkee
  • Patent number: 10315586
    Abstract: A device and method for the display of images on a screen is described. The device includes a frame assembly configured to hold a screen. The frame assembly includes a hitch for attachment to a receiver hitch of a vehicle. The screen can be adjusted to face either a forward or rearward direction. The device further includes a stand. The stand may be configured to rest on the vehicle for projection onto the screen or rest on the ground. The stand supports a displaying device and is configured to adjust the elevation of the displaying device to affect the displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Andrew Livingston
  • Patent number: 10309557
    Abstract: Gripping devices and methods for accommodating a piping (e.g., a pipe stub) having a predetermined size, automatically gripping the piping as the piping is pushed through the gripping device, supporting and securing the piping at a predetermined orientation (e.g., perpendicular) to a through-structure as the piping passes through a hole in the through-structure, and thereafter maintaining the piping at the predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Michael Kipp
  • Patent number: 10302248
    Abstract: A suspension system for the attachment of a multiple embodiments, including flat screen televisions and other embodiments connected beneath the roof of a canopy-styled tent or other overhead structure. The system's bracket is comprised of a single or multiple arms that universally grip the frame of the said canopy-styled tent or overhead structure. Suspension is not limited to a television, but also other embodiments, either powered by a plug or battery, or not powered. The bracket is manufactured in steel, aluminum, polymer, or like material. The system's fan blades are comprised of foam, rubber, or other soft matter. The suspension system allows the television's or other attached embodiment's height to be manipulated by a process further shown in this application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Steele Arnold, III
  • Patent number: 10294968
    Abstract: An article retaining device having a first loop that can be elongated, a hook, an elastic second loop, and an elastic third loop. The hook joined to the first loop. The elastic second loop is joined to the first loop and to the hook. The elastic third loop joined to the first loop. The first, second, and third loops may be arranged around an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Hoey
  • Patent number: 10297173
    Abstract: A flush magnet anchor comprises an anchor body having first and second exterior and opposing surfaces; and a magnet mounted in a recess of the body such that an exterior surface of the magnet and the first exterior surface of the body are coplanar. A tether (e.g. eyelet) in the second exterior surface receives a ring. The body, shaped as a bowl having a rim, has the magnet mounted in the bowl. A magnet installing and removing apparatus comprises a base forming a channel; and at least two magnet heads mounted to the base in the channel, each of the at least two magnet heads configured to receive respective magnet anchors; and wherein the magnet heads are selectively movable along the base in the channel. The base may be an extruded rail, e.g. of a U-shape with upper ends turned in. The apparatus may couple to an extension pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Robina Bernard
  • Patent number: 10288216
    Abstract: A support fixture that can be securely attached to a work implement such as mops, push brushes, long handled paint rollers, shovels, garden rakes, leaf rakes, squeegees, long handled trowels, vacuum cleaner wands, walking sticks, long handled shears and other long handled tools, includes a mounting bracket and a standing leg. The standing leg is hingedly engaged into the mounting bracket. The support fixture is light in weight and weather resistant and substantially aids the work implement to stand alone uprightly and in a stable position when the work implement is not operational. When the work implement is operational, the standing leg may be adjustably flipped upwards to prevent any obstruction of the operations of the work implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Charles U Amanze, Onyakachi Charles Amanze, Onyabuchi Charles Amanze, Onyenachi Charles Amanze, Chikodi Charles Amanze, Chiemerie Jovita Amanze
  • Patent number: 10285341
    Abstract: A water line support device includes a pair of stakes that extend perpendicularly downward from a horizontal support member and a plurality of water line retention mechanisms that may be positioned on the top or bottom side of the horizontal member. In simple form, the plurality of integral retention mechanisms have a recessed channel that is oriented parallel to the ground and perpendicular to the horizontal member. The horizontal member has a top side and a bottom side connected on opposite sides of a middle support such that the top side, middle support and bottom side form an I-beam configuration when viewed as a cross section of the horizontal member. The middle support can be reinforced or braced with diagonal supports that also are connected to and support the top side and the bottom side of the horizontal member. A logo can be added to the horizontal support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Garry McCaslin, Dustin McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10288215
    Abstract: A fixing support for horizontal and vertical use includes a backboard, a support shaft and a locating piece. The support shaft is configured to support the backboard, the backboard has a long side and a short side, and the locating piece is configured to connect the support shaft and the backboard, so that the support shaft is able to secure and support the backboard so as to realize a horizontal-vertical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Deli Fang, Huijun Li, Yansheng Sun