Patents Examined by Peter M. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 10357116
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a padding system that can include a first pocket assembly, the first pocket assembly including a first pocket, where the first pocket at least partially retains a first padding component, and a second pocket assembly, the second pocket assembly including a second pocket, where the second pocket at least partially retains a second padding component, where the first pocket assembly is coupled to the second pocket assembly with a transition portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZEPLUS, LLC
    Inventor: Herman Franklin Fisher
  • Patent number: 10349762
    Abstract: Fabric covers are presented including: a top fabric panel; a bottom fabric panel having substantially equivalent dimensions as the top fabric panel, where the bottom fabric panel and the top fabric define a space for receiving a cushion; a full-width opening disposed along an end of the fabric cover; and a partial opening disposed along an opposite end of the fabric cover. In some embodiments, the partial opening further includes: a first internal flap extending from the opposite end of the fabric cover toward the end and coupled with one of the top fabric panel or the bottom fabric panel substantially perpendicular with the partial opening; and a second internal flap extending from the opposite end of the fabric cover toward the end and coupled with the first internal flap substantially perpendicular with the partial opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Karen M. Steinbock
  • Patent number: 10349750
    Abstract: A folding bed chest device includes a chest and a sleeping platform. The chest is configured to store a foldable mattress and the sleeping platform when the folding bed chest device is in a folded position. The sleeping platform is configured to support a weight of the foldable mattress when the folding bed chest device is in an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Night and Day Furniture, LLC
    Inventor: Howard Porter
  • Patent number: 10307318
    Abstract: Providing a surgical support instrument for the alignment of the lower extremities comprising modular elements which provides an excellent and not invasive tool that may allow to obtain a 90 degree angle on the foot's sole vs. full leg (upper thigh, knee, leg, ankle and foot) and vice versa, as well as 90 degrees on the foot's sole vs. lower leg (lower leg, ankle and foot) and vice versa. The term patient's lower extremities alignment mainly refers to, but not exclusively, Ankle, Foot and Knee, and such alignment may help the surgeon to achieve a higher success rate on the surgery procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Mauricio Villarreal Garza
  • Patent number: 10285506
    Abstract: A foldable bed frame includes frame units pivotally connected to each other by one or more connecting assemblies. A frame unit includes upper and lower frames, legs or links connected to the upper and lower frames, and limiting pieces disposed on the upper and lower frames to limit rotation angles or directions of the legs or links. A connecting assembly includes middle leg(s) or middle bar(s), and connecting pieces. When folded, the bed frame is compact. When unfolded, the bed frame provides storage spaces underneath, and facilitates positioning and holding of bed shirts/sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwanjun Choi
  • Patent number: 10273715
    Abstract: A lock includes a housing assembly, an actuatable lock assembly and a latching assembly. The actuatable lock assembly is positionable in at least a closed orientation and an open orientation. The latching assembly further includes a latch, a cam and a motor. The latch, having a cam profile, is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the actuatable lock assembly is maintained in the closed orientation. In the unlocked position, the actuatable lock assembly is positionable into an open orientation. The cam is rotatably mounted and has a first follower configured to intermittently coact with the cam profile of the latch, to, in turn, move the latch between the locked position and the unlocked position. The motor is coupled to the cam. Actuation of the motor causes rotation of the cam, resulting in movement of the latch between the locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TriTeq Lock and Security LLC
    Inventors: Calin Roatis, William Denison
  • Patent number: 10272007
    Abstract: A bed frame 36 disclosed herein includes a calf section 72 with a foot end 74 and an upper end 76 longitudinally spaced from the foot end, an upper body section 54 with a head end 56 and a lower end 58 longitudinally spaced from the head end, and a medial section 66 longitudinally intermediate the calf and upper body sections. The bed frame is capable of assuming a chair state and a chair egress state. The upper body section and medial section define a sacral corner 68, and the calf section and medial section define a popliteal corner 70 spaced from the sacral corner by an intercorner distance. The intercorner distance is smaller in the chair egress state than in the chair state. A mattress 100 disclosed herein includes an upper body segment 102, a calf segment 116, and a medial segment 124 The lower end 106 of the upper body segment cooperates with the upper end 120 of the calf segment to define an intersegment distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Eric R. Meyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Kirill Andrienko
  • Patent number: 10238564
    Abstract: A portable assistive lift comprising a vertical member comprising a handle bar and a central wheel controlled by the handle bar disposed at the top and bottom extremities thereof respectively, a pair of left and right support members, each of which comprising a horizontal top rod extending from the vertical member, a bottom rod comprising a side wheel receptacle for receiving a side wheel therewithin disposed at a distal extremity thereof and a connecting rod connecting the free and proximal extremities of the top and bottom rods respectively whereby, the vertical member and the top, bottom and the connecting rods from a U-shaped structure as viewed from top and a hook stand comprising a plurality of hooks about which a sling is coupled thereto wherein, the hook stand is adapted to be elevated and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad Fakhrizadeh
  • Patent number: 10221591
    Abstract: A dual locking padlock having a code locking mechanism and an overriding mechanism is disclosed. The housing has a top body as its top portion, a stack of dials and a stack of clutches mounted on a middle portion and a bottom portion having holes to receive screws from the top body for securing the housing. Dials are engagingly mounted on the clutches and only rotatable relative to the clutch when the lock is in the opened mode for changing the combination code. The housing has a spindle having a channel to store the heel of a shackle. The spindle's upward movement allows the shackle to be pulled upward to unlock the padlock. The spindle is allowed to move upward either when a correct combination code is used or when a key activates the overriding mechanism. With the overriding mechanism, the padlock can also be opened with a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 10145149
    Abstract: A cammed lever is configured to nest and lock with a cam follower at a recess formed on the cammed lever or the cam follower. Upon rotation of the lever, the cam follower and the cammed lever are disengaged at the recess to form a gap when the cammed lever is rotated upon outward movement of a drawer or drawer slide. The lock assembly includes the cammed lever and cam follower in a stacked array for use in a storage unit having multiple drawers. Preferably, only one drawer is permitted to open in the stacked array. The cammed lever, when unlocked, is permitted to rotate between the open and closed positions. When locked, the cam follower prevents rotation of the cammed lever to an open position. An optional sliding bracket is provided for added security when the drawers are locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 2603701 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Florian Westwinkel, Tonino Sabelli
  • Patent number: 10130540
    Abstract: A body lifting device for a bed is provided with a support unit, having a predetermined height, connected to a fixing part of a bed. A movable bed part adjusts an angle between the fixing and movable parts. A driving force transfer member of the device is connected to the movable part at one end, the other end extending toward the fixing part, and has a support point therebetween supported by the support unit. A length between the support point and the other end varies depending on an angle adjustment of the movable part. A lifting unit of the device supports a portion of a user's body, and is connected to the other end of the driving force transfer member. The lifting unit selectively lifts up the user's body depending on movement of the driving force transfer member, which is caused by adjusting an angle of the movable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Byeong Hee Won, Jong Hyun Kim, Chang Ki Lee, Woo Sang Sim
  • Patent number: 10117799
    Abstract: The invention provides a lifting device (1) for transfer of a paraplegic between seated positions. A post (3) extends from a wheeled base (2) and movably supports a head (5) for upwards and downwards movement. A lifting arm arrangement (7) is pivotably secured to the head (5). The head (5) is also rotatable about the post (3) and the base (2) movable between an expanded stabilizing condition and a retracted condition. The latter condition allows the lifting device (1) to fit through a standard width doorway. Movement of the base (2) between these conditions is effected by pivoting of the lifting arm arrangement (7) into and out of a lateral supporting position. The base (2) preferably includes five legs (4) extending substantially radially from the post (3) with two of the legs (4) foldable towards adjacent legs (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jacobus Hendrik Saayman
  • Patent number: 10113336
    Abstract: A device and method for securing an orifice flowmeter and preventing unauthorized access to the flowmeter while in service is disclosed. The security device includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a closed end, an open end, a front surface, and a back surface forming a cavity. Through bores extend coaxially through the top surface and the bottom surface proximate the open end. Some embodiments include protrusions coupled to the interior of cavity. The protrusions together with the back surface of the housing are configured to surround exposed portions of the flowmeter, such that the addition of a shackle portion of a locking device through the through bores will prevent removal of the security device from the flowmeter and subsequently prevent access to the flowmeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Daniel Measurement and Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Knoll
  • Patent number: 10104980
    Abstract: A bed set includes a bed frame which includes a headboard, and a footboard bench, wherein the footboard bench includes a base frame and a back frame upwardly extended from the base frame. The back frame of the footboard bench serves as a footboard of the bed frame to match with the headboard of the bed frame. In particular, an ornamental design of the back frame of the footboard bench matches with an ornamental design of the headboard of the bed frame, so as to enhance an aesthetic appearance of the bed set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Furniture of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Lei Yang
  • Patent number: 10058189
    Abstract: An interconnected multicompartmental pressure redistribution system that is able to precisely identify contact pressure points and address excess pressure on the body by redistributing the pressure in real time. Sensors that are part of a matrix of fluid substance-filled interactive pixels communicate with a microcontroller that may also be in wireless communication with a smart device. The microcontroller controls the individual fluid flow regulators located between the interactive pixels. This causes specific flow regulators to open, allowing the fluid substance to flow from one interactive pixel to another, redistributing pressure, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Stan C. Petrov
  • Patent number: 10001230
    Abstract: A press fitting, including a tubular component and an end portion of the tubular component which can be compressed to make a connection. The end portion has an opening to receive a tube and a first region having an annular ridge to receive a sealing ring. A second region is arranged on the side of the ridge adjacent the opening and a third region is arranged on the side of the ridge remote from the opening. The overall wall thickness of the press fitting in the second region is increased at least in a section or sections in comparison with the wall thickness of the tubular component in the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Viega Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Rischen, Bernd Franke, Andreas Muller
  • Patent number: 9845616
    Abstract: A lockset comprises an upper shell and a bottom plate which are fixedly connected to each other. An accommodating space is formed between the upper shell and the bottom plate. A jack is provided on the surface of the upper shell. A locking mechanism is provided within the accommodating space. The locking mechanism comprises a locking hook fitted with the jack and a control device for controlling the locking hook to move. The locking hook comprises a hook portion accessible to the underneath of the jack and a connection portion controlled by the control device. When a code is correct, the hook portion may move toward one side of the jack; and, when the code is wrong, the connection portion is limited by the control device, and the hook portion is limited underneath the jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Leo Lai
  • Patent number: 9816299
    Abstract: A handle assembly is provided for use on storage compartment doors of a vehicle. The assembly includes inner and outer housings residing on opposite sides of the door. The handle assembly plunger resides on the inside of the door, rather than between the outside and inside door skins. An exterior handle can be grasped from either side for moving the plunger from an extended latched position to a retracted unlatched position for opening the door. An interior egress handle is provided to open the door from inside the compartment, as a safety feature. A key cylinder on the outer housing allows the handle assembly to be locked to preclude accidental or unauthorized opening of the door. The handle assembly allows the door to be opened by electric remote power and to be closed by slam action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Trimark Corporation
    Inventor: Barbara J. Pickar
  • Patent number: 9808093
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to an adjustable bed apparatus, in particular an adjustable bed foundation. The adjustable foundation includes independently adjustable lumbar and/or neck support structures on an adjustable back/head section of the adjustable bed foundation. In some embodiments, the lumbar and neck support structures include inflatable air bladder structures. In other embodiments, the lumbar and neck support structures include mechanically actuatable subsections of the adjustable back/head section of the adjustable bed foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ASCION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan, Man-Chi Liu, Qianyu Liang
  • Patent number: 9782311
    Abstract: A patient support includes a plurality of stacked layers of cushioning material, at least two of the layers comprising foam, each of the at least two layers having a different firmness, and at least one of the layers comprising a gel-based cushioning layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Tyler Scott Wright, Parikshit Atre, Prachi Jain Slominski