Patents Examined by Robert Canfield
  • Patent number: 11679705
    Abstract: This invention relates to a headrest folding device having a simple locking and unlocking structure, wherein a locking bar of a lifting slider is disposed directly under a locking groove of an upper latch, and stably guiding vertical linear sliding of the lifting slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Woobo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Il Jeong
  • Patent number: 11672350
    Abstract: Various systems and methods relate to an adaptive chair system having (i) a stowed mode in which the members of the chair frame are contained within a compact flexible multi-function bag (MFB), and (ii) a deployed mode in which the MFB is adapted to releasably couple to an arm of the chair to provide a multipurpose accessory chamber. In an illustrative example, the MFB may, for example, fold in on itself in an accessory mode. The MFB may provide various utilities for hikers, for example, by providing a case to receive an inflatable bladder so as to form a pillow. The MFB may receive a thermal liner adapted to maintain, for example, food or beverage temperature. Various embodiments may advantageously provide a rugged, water resistant MFB system in an ultralight form factor that serves as a multipurpose accessory (e.g., to store items), yet provides a compact, adaptive chair frame containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Crow Hill LLC
    Inventor: Robert Steven Graybill
  • Patent number: 11668335
    Abstract: A composed element, such as a piece of furniture, wherein the composed element comprises at least a rear wall, as well as a number of constructional parts forming a whole in which the rear wall has to be provided. The rear wall forms the rear side of the composed element and includes one or more rear wall parts. The composed element comprises seats for installing at least one of the rear wall parts, which are configured such that the rear wall part can be slid into the seats starting from the rear side of the composed element from a position differing from the final plane in which the rear wall part will be situated in the final condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Luc Deman, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Maarten Marres, Jan Van Troys
  • Patent number: 11659930
    Abstract: A foldable chair includes backrest rods hinged to a seat unit, leg units, armrest units, a first foldable rod unit, and a linking rod unit. Each leg unit includes a sleeve member connected to the seat unit and slidably sleeved on a rear leg rod connected to the seat unit. Each armrest unit is connected to one of the leg units and one of the backrest rods. The first foldable rod unit is connected between the backrest rods to move the backrest rods. The linking rod unit includes an end connected to the first foldable rod unit, and another end pivotally connected to one of the backrest arm units, or one of the sleeve members of the leg units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Te-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 11655674
    Abstract: A static mitigation end cap, for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a head rail having an end cap. The end cap may include housing extending along a longitudinal length of the head rail and defining a chamber. The end cap may include a printed circuit board received within the chamber and configured to control a motor assembly operatively connected to the at least one end cap. The end cap may include an actuation member slidably coupled with the end cap for selective engagement with the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Holt, Stephen T. Wisecup
  • Patent number: 11653764
    Abstract: A foldable multifunction chair including a base for contacting a support surface; a user body support having a support front surface for contacting a user body, the user body support being adjustably pivotably mounted to the base along a transversal axis; a selectively adjustable chair deployment mechanism cooperatively coupled to the base and the user body support, the chair deployment mechanism being configured for selectively adjusting the user body support to a desired angle relative to the base; and a locking mechanism configured for angularly locking the user body support to the desired angle relative to the base. The chair may be used, e.g., as a backrest with an accessory support positioned in front thereof for work, or as a seated workstation wherein the accessory support is positioned adjacent a rear surface of the user body support in a deployed position, and the collapsible seat in a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Herardony St-Fleur
  • Patent number: 11627807
    Abstract: A connecting structure and a seat. The connection structure comprises a mounting hole structure and a mounting structure correspondingly disposed on two main members to be connected; a step structure extends downwards and inwards on one side of the mounting hole structure, and two sides of the step structure are provided with limiting clamping points protruding in a direction parallel to an extending direction of the step structure; the mounting structure is configured to be a column structure, a bottom end of the column structure is provided with a shovel-shaped structure extending in one side of the column structure, and two sides of the shovel-shaped structure are provided with everted protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Guifen Bai
  • Patent number: 11627810
    Abstract: A wearable chair may include a foot frame configured to support a foot of a user; a shank link configured to rotatably connect to the foot frame; a connecting link provided in front of the shank link and configured to rotatably connect to the foot frame; a knee link configured to rotatably connect to each of the shank link and the connecting link; and a thigh link configured to extend from the knee link. The foot frame, the shank link, the connecting link, and the knee link constitute a four-bar linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Yong Jae Kim, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi
  • Patent number: 11629520
    Abstract: An improved movable decorative base assembly is provided that includes a receptacle having a bottom, at least one upstanding side wall forming a hollow interior and an open top. The base assembly includes a wheeled, base carriage on which the receptacle may be placed. The decorative base assembly further includes a pole receiver, which is carried by the base carriage and has a receiving hole for attaching a tube or other elongated body carrying a parasol canopy. The receiving hole of the pole receiver aligns with a through hole in the bottom of the receptacle, allowing the elongated body to extend through the receptacle and attach to the pole receiver, the assembly forming a unitary body which can be rolled on a floor or surface. The decorative base assembly allows safe, comfortable, and stable maneuvering, while alleviating physical strains otherwise felt by those utilizing alternative assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Edward Geraghty
  • Patent number: 11617446
    Abstract: A footrest extension device for a chair includes eight connecting rods: a first connecting rod is connected to a main frame, and pivotally connected to a second connecting rod and a third connecting rod, respectively; the second connecting rod is connected to the main frame, and pivotally connected to a fourth connecting rod; the third connecting rod is pivotally connected to the fourth connecting rod, a sixth connecting rod and a eighth connecting rod, respectively; a fifth connecting rod is pivotally connected to the fourth connecting rod and the sixth connecting rod, respectively; the sixth connecting rod is pivotally connected to a seventh connecting rod; the seventh connecting rod is pivotally connected to the eighth connecting rod; and the second connecting rod, driven by a driving device, drives the other connecting rods to move, so the footrest extension device is folded or extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Xiaozhao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11617442
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cylindrical rocker mechanism including a top assembly having a first cavity, a middle assembly including at least one middle lug aligned with the first cavity to facilitate insertion of a first pin therethrough thereby coupling the top assembly with the middle assembly, a second cavity aligned perpendicularly to the at least one middle lug, a bottom assembly having a horizontal plate, and at least one bottom lug aligned with the second cavity to facilitate insertion of a second pin therethrough thereby coupling the top assembly with the middle assembly, wherein the top, and middle assemblies move and roll in perpendicular directions thereby facilitating a friction dependent, substantially slip-less, omnidirectional, rolling and a tilting motion of the top assembly in response to a force applied by a subject to top assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Arie Ramon
  • Patent number: 11607051
    Abstract: A convertible furniture arrangement for a living quarters is provided. The convertible furniture arrangement includes a slide-out structure. The slide-out structure is adapted to move relative to the wall and the floor of the living quarters, and the slide-out structure includes a rear wall. A first seat assembly is carried by the slide-out structure and includes a first seat bottom. A second seat assembly is carried by the slide-out structure and spaced apart from the first seat assembly, and the second seat assembly includes a second seat bottom. A bed assembly is pivotably carried by the slide-out structure. The bed assembly includes a base and a mattress supported by the base. In a seating mode, the bed assembly is disposed between the seat assemblies and the rear wall. In a bed mode, the bed assembly overlies the seat bottoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Triple E Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Angelo Natuzzi
  • Patent number: 11603154
    Abstract: A bicycle saddle adjustment system has a base having one or more adjustment channels therein, and a first and second saddle for coupling to the base, the first and second saddle laterally adjustable via the one or more adjustment channels in the base. The bicycle saddle adjustment system may further have a removably attachable adapter that allows for a quick fitment between various saddles and the bicycle, the adapter allowing for temporary or permanent attachment to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Jon Petty
  • Patent number: 11598104
    Abstract: A tile aligning and leveling system that uses an under tile base re-usable upright connecting tab, which is detachably connected to said under tile base, a re-usable flexible edge slotted cap configured to slip over the connecting tab and latch thereto as the cap is slid further down the connecting tab. The cap has an edge slot so that the connecting tab can be separated from the cap, by merely sliding the cap, so that the connecting tab passes through the slot. A flexible spring-like portion of the cap provides increased force on the tile even if undesired elongation of the connecting tab occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: New Standards Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Michele Volponi
  • Patent number: 11583086
    Abstract: A functional sitting chair according to an embodiment of the present disclosure effectively distributes the user's body pressure even when the user sits for a long time, stably supports the user's waist and back, provides a heating function, and maintains great comfort by effectively circulating air through a pattern formed on the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: ABLUE Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 11584275
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a headrest assembly, seat, and a method of use. In the disclosure, a head restraint is moveable from an upright position to a folded position by movement of either the push-button or a lever. The disclosed arrangement provides two ways to fold a head restraint, and can further be integrated with another assembly, such as a seat back folding assembly. The disclosed arrangement is further configured to resist vibration, leading to a tighter, more stable design, which provides increased customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Daimay North America Automotive, Inc.
    Inventor: Jianhua Wang
  • Patent number: 11578492
    Abstract: An anchor for supporting a load includes an anchor rod having a first threaded end portion for being embedded in a concrete structure and a second end portion for attachment to a load; a metallic wedge-shaped body attached to the first threaded end portion; and the body includes a circular cross-section, a circular top surface and a circular bottom surface joined by a side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas M. Espinosa
  • Patent number: 11576495
    Abstract: Present invention teaches a screwless chair where the unassembled product can come in a flat package, reducing the size of storage and adding to the ease of transportation. No screws are needed for the chair of present invention; no tools are needed for the assembly/disassembly when a user unfolds the seat back from the seat base, slides the hook pieces along the groove pieces and set the seat back down by inserting the protrusion pieces to the corresponding receiving tubes; the locking tabs on the protrusion pieces provide the locking function when inserting into the receiving tubes. Errors in setting up the chair can be avoided. The ease of setting up, and thus the sturdiness and the safety of the chair, is not affected by repeated disassembly/re-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Festival Trading Inc.
    Inventor: Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 11576494
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multifunctional collapsible stool including a collapsible stool body. An upper end and a lower end of the collapsible stool body include an upper seat and a lower seat respectively, the collapsible stool body includes a cavity, and an upper cover capable of opening and closing the cavity is mounted on the upper seat. A rear end of the upper seat is rotatably connected to a backup ring located between the upper seat and the upper cover. A rear end of the upper cover is rotatably connected to the rear end of the upper seat. The multifunctional collapsible stool designed this way can be utilized as a closestool or a garbage bin with the upper cover opened in addition to being utilized as a stool. Further, the multifunctional collapsible stool may also be utilized for storage. With these functions, the use requirements of more consumers can be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Yiwu Locyop Household Product co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenbiao You, Changwei Long
  • Patent number: 11571351
    Abstract: A foldable massage chair, including a face pillow assembly for supporting the head, a chest pillow assembly for supporting the chest, a handrail assembly for supporting wrists, a front support piece, a seat cushion assembly, a back support rod, a kneeboard assembly, a back supporting frame, and a front supporting frame. When a user needs to use this chair, it is placed in an expanded or use position, so the user may sit on the seat cushion and lean on the massage chair, completely exposing his back, waist, and hips for a masseur to massage. When the chair needs to be put away, it is possible to fold down the chair into a collapsed position by folding the seat cushion assembly, front support piece, chest pillow assembly, and handrail assembly. Also, the front supporting frame is folded towards the back supporting frame. Consequently, the size of the entire chair decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Chuankui Du