Patents Examined by Noah Chandler Hawk
  • Patent number: 11122872
    Abstract: An umbrella for facilitating folding of umbrella surface includes an umbrella surface assembly and a pole assembly that are cooperatively connected to each other. The umbrella surface assembly includes a middle stick, an upper umbrella tray, a lower umbrella tray, a set of first cross rods and a set of second cross rods. The upper umbrella tray is hingedly connected to a first diagonal draw bar, a middle portion of the first diagonal draw bar is hingedly connected to a second diagonal draw bar, and a lower end of the first diagonal draw bar is hingedly connected to a sliding portion. The pole assembly includes an outer pole, an inner telescopic rod slidably connected to the outer pole, a traction device and an elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG WEIGE ARTS & CRAFTS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yong He, Sheng Ye, Haixing Chen
  • Patent number: 11124987
    Abstract: A tent with convenient locking mechanism for telescopic leg tube includes a tent rack and support legs attached to an underside of the tent rack. The support legs include a fixed leg tube, a movable leg tube movable up and down within the fixed leg tube, and a locking mechanism defining movement of the movable leg tube. The locking mechanism includes a locking plate movably disposed on the fixed leg tube and movable forward and backward relative to the movable leg tube, and a locking member capable of locking the movable leg tube by linkage with the locking plate. Through the coaxial connection between the locking plate and the locking member, the structure is simple, the connection reliability is high, and the operation is convenient, so that the locking and unlocking may be realized only by rotating the locking plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG JIANSHENG LEISURE PRODUCTS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yuanru Sun, Jian He
  • Patent number: 11116296
    Abstract: An outdoor umbrella with a free axial rotation mechanism includes upper and lower umbrella columns, and a jiggle shell assembly positioned on the upper umbrella column. The jiggle shell assembly includes a jiggle shell and a jiggle mechanism. A travel cavity is formed at the bottom of the jiggle shell. An axial rotation mechanism is arranged on a lower part of the jiggle shell assembly mounting the upper and lower umbrella columns. When the axial rotation mechanism is in an unlocked state, upper umbrella column rotates freely along an axial direction. The axial rotation mechanism comprises a socket-and-spigot mechanism and a locking mechanism arranged outside the upper and lower umbrella columns. An upper end part of locking mechanism is positioned in travel cavity and its height is a travel range of realizing clutching of the locking mechanism; and the socket-and-spigot mechanism is positioned in upper and lower umbrella columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Yotrio Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 11116295
    Abstract: An easy-to-drawing-in umbrella includes an umbrella cloth, a rib and an umbrella stem. The umbrella cloth is arranged on the rib. The rib is arranged on a fixed end of the umbrella stem. The easy-to-drawing-in umbrella further includes a molded fixing assembly. The rib includes a folding support set and a rib nest. The folding support set is secured onto the rib nest. The rib nest is used to fix all supporters of the folding support set on the rib nest, and is fastened on the umbrella stem via the rib nest. The umbrella cloth is set with folds. The molded fixing piece assembly is arranged on one side of the folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Cho
  • Patent number: 11111690
    Abstract: A system for providing shade onto a surface is described herein. The system includes a canopy configured for engagement with, and aerial suspension by, a frame. The frame includes a plurality of sections configured for end-to-end alignment from a left end to a right end of the frame. Each section is configured to engage with any adjacent sections to form the frame. The ends of the frame are secured to the surface, thereby aerially suspending the canopy and providing shade to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Shibumi Shade, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Brooks Barnes, Alexander Griffith Slater, Scott Christian Barnes
  • Patent number: 11098497
    Abstract: A ventilated tent includes a tent cloth, a tent frame, a cloth rope and a buttonhole; the tent cloth is set on the tent frame fixedly connected with the tent frame; the tent cloth includes a top cloth, a front cloth, a back cloth, a left side cloth and a right side cloth; left and right ends of the top cloth cover top of the left side cloth and the right side cloth; the buttonhole is fixed at an edge of the tent cloth, the cloth rope connects the top end of the left side cloth and the top end of the right side cloth through the buttonhole, and a ventilation gap is formed when top end of the left side cloth and right side cloth go away from left end and tight end of the top cloth by tightening and relaxing the cloth rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU XINYA OUTDOOR METAL PRODUCTS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Guoliang Tang
  • Patent number: 11096458
    Abstract: A five-device-in-one water-and-leaf-separating leaf-filtering water-collecting wind-blocking wind-redirecting marine-yacht-land-yacht-balcony-bumper-and-trailer-hitch-mountable sail comprises: a central-sail intersector; central-sail-supporting ribs; central-sail-rib-raising arms; an adjustable water-and-leaf-separating leaf-filtering central sail attached to the central-sail-supporting ribs for functioning as a water diverting device to predeterminately redirect the flow of water, functioning as a leaf filtering device to filter leaves from rain water when used upside down, functioning as a water collector to collect rain water when used upside down, functioning as a wind blocker to block wind, functioning as a privacy screen to provide privacy, functioning as an awning to angledly block rain and sun beams, functioning as a canopy to vertically block rain and sun beams, functioning as a wind redirector to redirect wind in and out of sail, and functioning as a sail-steering wind-powered device to steer the sa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 11091930
    Abstract: A tent support platform including a flexible support sheet supported by legs mounted thereto. Anchors anchor each leg into the ground. The legs are movable independently from each other when the anchors are removed from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Jessie Grenier
  • Patent number: 11083258
    Abstract: A clamping device (1) for a walking pole for securing an inner tube (3) which can be slid into an opening of the clamping device that is secured to an outer tube (2). There is a plastic sleeve (4), on which a clamping lever (6) is hinged against the force of a spring element (10). The clamping lever (6) has a first lever arm (12) for releasing the clamping device (1) and a second lever arm (11) arranged on the other side. The second lever arm (11) has a protrusion (9) which is arranged radially to the pole axis (36) and which engages into and through a radial through-opening (19) in the plastic sleeve (4) and engages into a groove (22) of the inner tube (3) in a formfitting manner in order to axially secure the two tubes (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 11085201
    Abstract: A button-type central locking device is adapted for a folding tent and includes a top tray seat, a lower tray seat and a locking tube. The lower tray seat includes a lower tray seat body and a lower tray seat cover. A central hole for insertion of the locking tube is provided at corresponding central positions of the top tray seat, the lower tray seat body and the lower tray seat cover. A lock-up mechanism used in mutual cooperation is provided between a lower end of the locking tube and the lower tray seat body. When the button is pressed, the tent can be retracted and closed, and when the button is released, the tent can be unfolded and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YOTRIO GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Linyong Sun, Jianqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 11071362
    Abstract: An adjustable and retractable rod includes an external pipe fitting, a multi-section rod and a positioning unit. The multi-section rod includes a first and at least one second foldable rod, where the first and second foldable rods have the same outer diameter, and the positioning unit includes a linkage rope, a positioning component and a locking component, which are used to pull the external pipe fitting and the first foldable rod relative to each other. The linkage rope can be dragged, and the locking component and the positioning unit interlocked or separated. When the locking component and the positioning component are interlocked, the external pipe fitting can be connected to the multi-section rod unit in an unfolded state. When the locking component moves away from the positioning component, the first and second foldable rods of the multi-section rod are folded and in parallel relative to the external pipe fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Hsin Yuan Lai
  • Patent number: 11071677
    Abstract: A bodyweight unloading locomotive device includes a frame mounted on wheels for locomotive movement. The frame has opposed left and right sides and a harness for supporting a user between the left and right sides. An unloading assembly is carried on each of the left and right sides, wherein the unloading assemblies each includes a sprung arm having a fixed end fixed to the respective left and right side, and an opposed free end. The assemblies further each include a cam assembly mounted on the free end of the sprung arm and a tether routed through the cam assembly and extending to the harness. Each of the unloading assemblies exerts an independent unloading force on the harness with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Richard S. Burns, Andrew J. D. Burns
  • Patent number: 11072396
    Abstract: A height-adjustable canopy assembly that is capable of creating a desired shaded area without restricting a vehicle occupant's ability to enter, exit, control, and enjoy the vehicle. The canopy assembly includes a frame support that is secured to the vehicle via attachment points disposed between a seat and a rear portion of the vehicle. The frame support couples with a canopy support, which is adapted to span along a longitudinal length of the vehicle. A canopy cover attaches to the canopy support, providing a shaded area on the vehicle. The canopy support is adjustable with respect to the vehicle, in particular via a series of cord and cord locks that allow the occupant to quickly raise and lower the canopy support to change the shaded area to a desired set of dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Adventure Canopies LLC
    Inventor: Matthew D. Muzzio
  • Patent number: 11060319
    Abstract: A collapsible shelter is provided herein. The collapsible shelter may include a frame. A cover is disposed over the frame and defines a window. First and second flaps are each operably coupled with the cover and configured to extend over separate portions of the window. A retaining device has a first portion disposed on the first flap and a second portion disposed on the second flap. The first and second portions are configured to engage one another. An elongated member is disposed within the first and second flaps and is configured to retain the first and second flaps in a non-linear position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Darrin Youngblut
  • Patent number: 11060317
    Abstract: A tent sheet is disclosed. The tent sheet is in a rectangular shape having four vertices, two short sides, and two long sides, the tent sheet includes four straight-line diagonal tension reinforcement folding line parts provided corresponding to the four vertices. The four diagonal tension reinforcement folding line parts are each provided to extend from the midpoint or of the short side adjacent to a corresponding vertex of the vertices to a vertex side point which is nearer to the vertex than the midpoint of the long side adjacent to the vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Masaaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 11053706
    Abstract: The present invention extends to a double canopy covered wagon. Interior canopy frame supports support an interior canopy over a portion of a wagon flooring surface and under larger exterior canopy frame supports. The exterior canopy frame supports support an exterior canopy over the interior canopy. Including interior and exteriors canopies increases insulation relative to a single canopy. Further, since the exterior canopy frame supports are larger than the interior canopy frame supports, air can flow between the interior and exterior canopies. Air flow between the canopies in combination with increased insulation facilitates more effective climate control inside a wagon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Knapp, Jason Olson, Richard Smart
  • Patent number: 11044972
    Abstract: An umbrella includes a shaft, a canopy, and an opening and closing mechanism that moves the canopy between an open state and a closed state. An inner stretcher frame has an inner hub and a plurality of inner stretchers. Each of the plurality of inner stretchers has a proximal end rotatably connected to the inner hub, and a distal end. An outer stretcher frame has an outer hub and a plurality of outer stretchers. Each of the plurality of outer stretchers has a proximal end that is rotatably connected to the outer hub, and a distal end. A plurality of connector assemblies rotatably connect the distal end of each of the plurality of inner stretchers to the distal end of a corresponding one of the plurality of outer stretchers, and retain the outer edge of the canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mr. Christmas Incorporated
    Inventor: Terry Hermanson
  • Patent number: 11041324
    Abstract: A portable erectable shelter may include a pair of wall panels arranged outermost from a pair roof panels. The pair roof panels may be between the pair of wall panels in a collapsed, vertical position of the shelter. The portable shelter may include a first outer wall truss link rotatably fixed to a sidewall of a first wall panel and having a first end pivotally secured to a first corner of a first roof panel and a free end opposite the first end. The portable shelter may further include a first outer roof truss link rotatably fixed to a sidewall of the first roof panel and including a first end pivotally secured to a first corner of the first wall panel. The first end of the first outer wall truss link may be arranged to abut the first end of the first outer roof truss link in an erect position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL E-Z UP, INC.
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 11035146
    Abstract: The camper-attached privacy tent is configured for use with a trailer. The camper-attached privacy tent is a structure that encloses the negative space of the trailer. The span of the length of the vertical direction of the camper-attached privacy tent is adjustable such that the camper-attached privacy tent adjusts to match variations in the span of the vertical direction of the negative space between different trailers. The span of the length of the primary sense of direction of the camper-attached privacy tent is adjustable such that the camper-attached privacy tent adjusts to match variations in the span of the primary sense of direction of the negative space between different trailers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Edgar Bernard, Kristen Bernard
  • Patent number: 11033085
    Abstract: The detachable sunshade umbrella rib includes a first umbrella rib and a second umbrella rib. The first umbrella rib is connected with the second umbrella rib by a sleeve connecting mechanism. The sleeve connecting mechanism includes a clamping hole, a sheath, and an elastic piece. The sheath is disposed on one end of the first umbrella rib. The clamping hole is on the first umbrella rib and is located on one side of the sheath. The elastic piece is disposed on the second umbrella rib; the second umbrella rib is sleeved into the first umbrella rib. The second umbrella rib is fixed with the first umbrella rib through the sheath, the elastic piece, and the clamping hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO TUOZE ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Liming Chen, Fu Zheng