Patents Examined by Richard G Davis
  • Patent number: 12006029
    Abstract: An innovative capsule type flying vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing, which belongs to the field of devices for air transportation, preferably used for individual transportation, but optionally can be configured for the transportation of two people, where the great inconvenience of products of the same purpose found in the state of technology is the fact that they leave the user exposed and unprotected; differently, the object of this present request consists of a propelled flying vehicle having an aerodynamic envelope and structure, shaped as an ogive capsule, manufactured using light, reliable, safe and easily controllable material, capable of taking off and landing vertically and hovering, flying and maneuvering over great distances and altitudes; consisting of a pod-shaped capsule (1) formed by a base (2), head (3), entry door (4) with a windshield (4A) and a support to fix the propulsion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventor: Alberto Carlos Pereira Filho
  • Patent number: 12006042
    Abstract: A galley assembly is provided for an aircraft. The galley assembly includes a galley including a frame having modular compartments. The galley assembly includes a first module kit configured to be fit to at least one of the modular compartments. The first module kit configures the at least one modular compartment to receive a first component module of a first component type. The galley assembly includes a second module kit configured to be fit to the at least one modular compartment. The second module kit configures the at least one modular compartment to receive a second component module of a second component type that is different than the first component type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Young, Julio Cesar Ojeda Gonzalez, Rohit R. Sunny, Gary S. Yeung
  • Patent number: 12006039
    Abstract: Described herein is an aerial material delivery system, which includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a body, and a material dispensing system mounted to the UAV, The delivery system also includes a collapsible storage container releasably mountable to the UAV. The storage container contains a flowable chemical product and includes at least one coupler adapted to couple the storage container to the material dispensing system of the UAV and allow the flowable chemical product to be dispensed therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl A. Meade, Edward Lang, Xuan Li, Maggie Lynch
  • Patent number: 12004498
    Abstract: A bionic bait includes a bait body including an imitation trunk including a spine sheet including ribs at each of two opposite lateral surfaces thereof. Each rib extends along a longitudinal direction and has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface in a transversal direction. The first surface has first protrusions and a first valley between every two adjacent ones of the first protrusions. The second surface has second protrusions and a second valley between every two adjacent ones of the second protrusions. The first protrusions of a respective rib can enter into the second valleys of an adjacent rib, and the second protrusions of the adjacent rib can enter into the first valleys of the respective rib. The respective rib allows the adjacent rib to rest thereon. Therefore, the bionic bait in the flow can swing like a live fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Shuan Yew Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Chieh Su
  • Patent number: 11991960
    Abstract: Irrigation bag for irrigation of primarily fully-grown, mature and collection trees, which contains at least one non-pressurized filling opening (3) and/or at least one filling opening (4) with pressure filling fitting, and it also contains in the lower part simple openings (21) for discharging liquid and/or waterproof seams and/or dripper (22) and/or connecting piece (23) with dripping hose connection (24), and the volume of the bag is up to 4000 litres. Irrigation bag assembly, where at least one bag (1) contains at least one non-pressurized filling opening (3) and/or at least one filling opening (4) with pressure filling fitting, and the bags (1) are connected via a connecting hose (51) connected with openings (4) and/or connected with connecting elements (5). Tree irrigation method using bags or bag assembly where the bag (1) or bag assembly (1) is placed as close to the tree canopy dripline (103) at least partly on permeable subsoil (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Martin Tu{hacek over (s)}er, {hacek over (Z)}aneta Tu{hacek over (s)}erová
  • Patent number: 11987351
    Abstract: A tailsitter aircraft for deploying a tow line includes an airframe having wings with pylons extending therebetween and a thrust array attached to the airframe, the thrust array including propulsion assemblies configured to transition the airframe between a forward flight orientation and a VTOL orientation. The tailsitter aircraft includes an attenuation spool coupled to the airframe and an attenuation cable having a first end coupled to the attenuation spool and a second end coupled to the tow line, the attenuation cable partially or fully wound around the attenuation spool. The tailsitter aircraft also includes a spool sensor to detect movement of the attenuation spool and a flight control system implementing a tow line tension monitoring module in communication with the spool sensor to determine a tow line tension parameter and a tow line tension reaction module to initiate an aircraft response based on the tow line tension parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Russell C. Peters, John Robert Wittmaak, Jr., Alyssa Berta Armendariz, Christopher John Stroncek
  • Patent number: 11987352
    Abstract: Fluid systems are described herein. An example embodiment of a fluid system has a first body portion, a second body portion, a plurality of supports, a plurality of fluid pressurizers, and a plurality of ducts. The first body portion and the second body portion cooperatively define an injection opening, a suction opening, and a channel that extends from the injection opening to the suction opening. The fluid pressurizer is disposed within the channel cooperatively defined by the first body portion and the second body portion. Each duct of the plurality of ducts is disposed within the channel cooperatively defined by the first body portion and the second body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Coflow Jet, LLC
    Inventor: Gecheng Zha
  • Patent number: 11980178
    Abstract: An insect trap assembly including a vented top with a top rim adjacent an insect attractant container, a bottom tip in the container, and a surface between the top rim and the bottom tip, including vent(s) to emit attractant vapor to insects outside the assembly and entrance hole(s) connected to the vent(s), where the vapor and/or a light attracts insects to land and travel on the vent into entrance holes for capture in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: Casey Bishop
  • Patent number: 11982406
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the temperature and pressure within a propellant tank containing cryogenic liquid and gaseous phase propellants, the latter also referred to as ullage, by adding an atomized fluid or mixture of fluids having one or more constituent parts to the ullage, where the atomized fluid(s) has a temperature less than the temperature of the ullage. The motive fluid may include a condensable constituent which aids in reducing pressure in the tank or a incondensable constituent which aides in maintaining pressure in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: United Launch Alliance, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Rogers, Joel Cy Scott
  • Patent number: 11981441
    Abstract: There are provided a safety apparatus and an aerial vehicle including the safety apparatus, in which a lid and an opening end of a container are fixed before operation more firmly than a conventional art to be less susceptible to an external environment. A safety apparatus includes a piston member 10, a cylinder 14 that accommodates the piston member 10 and is provided with a bore 13 through which the piston member 10 protrudes to the outside during operation, a push-up member 15 that is pushed up in one direction by the piston member 10, an ejected object 16 that is pushed up while being supported by the push-up member 15, and a gas generator 17 that moves the piston member 10 in the cylinder 14. A bottomed cylindrical portion 19 of the push-up member 15 has a hole 53, the hole 53 has a substantially identical shape to a shape of one end of a rod 12, and the one end of the rod 12 is fitted to the hole 53. The bottomed cylindrical portion 19 and the rod 12 are fastened and fixed by a bolt member 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Yagihashi, Hideki Otsubo
  • Patent number: 11982413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for at least one plant, comprising an artificial lighting unit for providing artificial light for lighting the plant; a sunlight unit for providing sunlight for lighting the plant; a mixing unit for generating a mixed light consisting of the artificial light and the sunlight; a distributing unit for distributing the mixed light and lighting the plant with the distributed mixed light; and an adjustment unit for adjusting a property of the mixed light. The invention provides a lighting device for at least one plant, i.e., one or more plants, wherein the device can be used in an energy-saving manner for indoor farming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Längle, Dirk Seiffer, Andreas Reimann, Simon Vogel
  • Patent number: 11974555
    Abstract: A marine animal netting device for catching crabs includes a pole, which is selectively extensible. A net is pivotally attached to the pole proximate to a first end of the pole and a handle attached to a second end of the pole. A line is loopedly positioned on and selectively extensible from a reel, which is attached to the handle, through line guides attached to the pole, and past the net. A connector, which is attached to a terminus of the line, is used to connect a bait. The handle is gripped in a hand of a user to manipulate the net and the bait into a body of water to attract a marine animal. The reel is used to reel in the bait and the marine animal into a position over the net, allowing the user to raise the net to catch the marine animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Joseph Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11974560
    Abstract: A fishing hook holder for retaining, storing, and rapidly dispensing a fishing hook is disclosed. The fishing hook holder comprises a base, a plurality of slats spaced apart from each other disposed on a first side of the base, a gap formed between adjacent slats of the plurality of slats, and a biasing element disposed proximate to the plurality of slats. A backstop is disposed proximate to the biasing element. The fishing hook holder comprises a cover positioned above the biasing element and in attachment with the first side of the base. The fishing hook holder further comprises a sharp edge for cutting an object. A portion of a fishing hook is sandwiched by at least one resilient element and an interior portion of a third side opening, and a barb on the fishing hook is received by a fourth side opening on a fourth side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Jeremiah Stephen Moberg
  • Patent number: 11968969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved outdoor accessory in the form of a mounting assembly for use with pole holders and a cupholder. The mounting assembly includes a mounting base for standard tackle boxes or other outdoor equipment which provides users with a mounting attachment that allows users to mount the tackle box to a pole holder on a watercraft, pier, deck or other structure. This mounting assembly will support the tackle box (or other outdoor item) in a secure manner. The cupholder allows users to secure beverages or other items for easy access. Combining the two devices, they allow a tackle box to be mounted securely in an opening, such as a pole holder, which will allow for easy access to the tackle box and items such as beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Brock Fachner
  • Patent number: 11950550
    Abstract: An irrigation device includes: a cell plug that includes an opening facing upward and an accommodation part that accommodates a predetermined amount of culture medium in communication with the opening; a liquid supply unit that supplies a liquid to a culture medium of the cell plug; and a cell plug lifting unit that lowers the cell plug when a weight of the cell plug is increased by a liquid supplied by the liquid supply unit and lifts the cell plug when a weight of the cell plug is decreased by drying of a culture medium. The liquid supply unit includes a contact end that is intermittently brought into contact with a culture medium by lifting and lowering of the cell plug by the cell plug lifting unit, performs liquid supply while the contact end is in contact with a culture medium, and stops liquid supply when the contact end is separated from a culture medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishiura, Koji Shimada
  • Patent number: 11952135
    Abstract: A shackle for fastening an aircraft engine including a ball joint with a pin including a ring including a first bore and a sleeve assembled in the first bore and having a second bore configured to receive the pin and the diameter of which progressively increases to have a flared inner surface at each of its ends, the fastening shackle being arranged such that a spherical outer surface of the ring bears an anti-friction coating produced on a region extending beyond the contact region with the body of the shackle, this first region being bordered by rims forming a projection around the coating, and/or the second bore bears an anti-friction coating on a region extending beyond its contact region with the pin, this region being bordered by rims forming a projection around this anti-friction coating, at the ends of the flared inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Cédric Poupon, Olivier Pautis, Jonathan Blanc
  • Patent number: 11945593
    Abstract: A propulsion system comprising a nacelle with an air channel along a longitudinal direction, an electric motor whose output drives a propeller, and a fuel cell, comprising a core outside the air channel, open channels, each of which has an inlet and an outlet opening in the air channel, and, for each open channel, a fuel chamber, an electrolyte between the open channel and the fuel chamber, a cathode, and an anode, each open channel having an inlet surface area which is less than the surface area of an intermediate area between the inlet and the outlet, the surface area of the outlet being smaller than the surface area of the intermediate area. Such a system makes it possible to have the fuel cell close to the electric motor, thereby reducing the lengths of the electrical conductors between them, and consequently improving the operation of the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventor: Daniel Kierbel
  • Patent number: 11939062
    Abstract: Provided is an Aircraft Lavatory Unit 20 that ensures lavatory user comfort while facilitating diaper changing. The Aircraft Lavatory Unit 20 includes a Diaper Changing Table 10 on which an infant can be placed and which can be selectively changed between a Housed State in which the Diaper Changing Table 10 is housed in a Wall Surface and a Pulled-Out State in which the Diaper Changing Table 10 is pulled out from the Wall Surface; and a display 25 which is disposed to face the Diaper Changing Table 10 in the Pulled-Out State and display still images or videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Hisaya Hagiwara, Sachiko Fukutomi, Robert Keiichi Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 11932390
    Abstract: An aircraft can include a wing. A morphing member can be operatively connected to the wing. The morphing member can include a base and a shape memory material member operatively connected to the base. The base can be made of a flexible material. When the shape memory material member is activated, a shape of the morphing member can change. As a result, one or more aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft can be changed. In some arrangements, the flexible material can be a fabric, and the shape memory material member can be a shape memory alloy wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rikin Gupta, Shardul Singh Panwar, Taewoo Nam, Deborah Bumgardner, Yufei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11932315
    Abstract: A freight vehicle on which a drone is docked, may include: a transfer device provided in the vehicle and configured to move up and down between an internal space of the vehicle and a roof to receive freight from the drone through the roof of the vehicle or transfer freight to the drone; and a loadspace separated, as a portion of the internal space of the vehicle, from a space where the transfer device is provided and including an open portion formed on a side or a rear of the vehicle, and onto which the freight is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Yong San Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee, Dong Eun Cha, Choon Taik Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hong Kwon Moon