Patents Examined by Robert Sandy
  • Patent number: 11178943
    Abstract: A metallic watch strap, including a first metallic strap half and a second metallic strap half. The first metallic strap half extending along a longitudinal direction and having an upper side and a lower side. The second metallic strap half having a folding clasp with a first fastening structure equipped to be fastened to the first strap half and with a second fastening structure equipped to be fastened to the second strap half. The first fastening structure has a slide, which, in a first state, is displaceable relative to the first strap half in a guided manner, and including a fixation element, which, in a second state, abuts on the first strap half. The first strap half has fixation indentations and the fixation element has at least one fixation projection fitting into the fixation indentations. In the second state, the fixation projection engages into one of the fixation indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BUCHERER AG
    Inventors: Markus Kaiser, Kurt Allemann
  • Patent number: 11180299
    Abstract: Rotatable multipositional fasteners, devices, systems and methods having fastener receivers attachable and detachable by male and female parts. Each receiver can receive plural ends of straps, such as zip ties, having greater versatility than existing fastening systems. The multi-positional disposition of adjacent rotatable receivers facilitates the reception by the receivers of straps from multiple angles, elevations, and directions. Greater possibilities of proximity between the straps and the receivers can be due to the multiple possible orientations and flexible movement of the receivers. Proximal positioning creates a more aligned, linear connection between corresponding receivers and straps, resulting in reduced stress on the straps. Each receiver can have a plural openings where the insertion ends of the straps are inserted and fastened. A fastening mechanism in the openings of the housing locks with a strap end to form the fastened closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Raul E. Montejo
  • Patent number: 11178941
    Abstract: A fastener tape includes a mounting part for mounting a fastener element and a sewing part for sewing a fabric. The mutually adjoining sides of the mounting part and sewing part are integrally connected to each other. Another side of the mounting part which is spaced distantly from the sewing part provides a fastener element mounting side for mounting the fastener element. The sewing part is constituted of a plain weave texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Go Takani, Yuji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11178942
    Abstract: A jewelry clasp includes a female end component having a first push-button fastening means and a male end component that is releasably securable within the female end component. The male end component has a second push-button fastening means that engages a portion of the first push-button fastening means. The engaging portion of the first push-button fastening means is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. An ornamental component for jewelry that has an elongate member includes a housing, a channel passing through the housing, and a slot within the housing. The slot is substantially parallel to the channel and passes through a wall of the housing to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHRI SHUBHAM LIMITED
    Inventors: Abhinav Daga, Andrea Ponti
  • Patent number: 11178939
    Abstract: A mount secures an object to sheets of material with one or more material thicknesses. The mount includes an inner plate and an outer plate. The outer plate includes a coupler for the object and one or more contact surfaces associated with one or more material thicknesses. The inner plate includes a retention structure to engage a contact surface of the outer plate. A mounting system includes a mount and a coupler integrated with the object to be secured to a sheet of material. The object may be a camera and the mount may be a camera mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Grinnell
  • Patent number: 11178940
    Abstract: A slider for a slide fastener useable with a slider with an automatic stop function to secure a tab to enable automatic engagement and prevent swinging of the tab, regardless of the type of tab, when the tab is tilted to an engaged portion side. An engaging portion is formed in an attachment hole of the tab. An engaged portion is formed in the slider body or the tab attachment part. When the tab is tilted to be almost parallel to an upper blade on the engaged portion side of the tab attachment part, due to a biasing force of the spring member, the lock pin moves the shaft portion of the tab downward and to an opposite side of a tilted direction, and a tip portion of the engaging portion of the tab is pulled into to be engaged with the engaged portion side of the tab attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hsien Hsiang Hsu, Shinya Honda
  • Patent number: 11172735
    Abstract: A method for using a magnetic button used with a preexisting button and a preexisting button hole associated with the preexisting button of an article of clothing. The magnetic button includes a female portion and a male portion. The female portion attaches to the preexisting button of the article of clothing, and the male portion is inserted into the preexisting button hole of the article of clothing. The male portion is magnetic, while the female portion is magnetic attractive, and being so, a location position of the male portion and the female portion are selective for allowing a user to merely put the male portion and the female portion together in a comfortable location by virtue of the female portion being magnetically attractive to the male portion being magnetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: David Puglia
  • Patent number: 11172736
    Abstract: A locking device includes a sleeve, an actuator, and a stopper. The sleeve defines a receiving cavity and an outlet communicating with the receiving cavity. An inner wall of the receiving cavity defines a sliding groove and a stopping groove. The actuator is provided in the receiving cavity. One end of the actuator is inserted in the outlet, and another end of the actuator extends out of the receiving cavity. The stopper is provided on the actuator. The actuator is configured to be rotated to switch the stopper between the sliding groove and the stopping groove. When the stopper resists in the stopping groove, the actuator is fixed in the sleeve. When the stopper is switched to the sliding groove, the actuator is pressed to slide along the sliding groove and extend out of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan-Lei Cao, Luo Gong
  • Patent number: 11174914
    Abstract: A suspension device for hanging chairs and hammocks, the suspension device including a basic body and the basic body having defined therein apertures arranged for receiving and guiding a suspension rope. The basic body including at least two halves which are configured pivotably in respect of one another about a common connection axis, the connection axis forming a lower part of the suspension device and simultaneously a support for a holding loop of a hanging chair or a hammock, and the apertures for a length-adjustable arrangement of the suspension rope run in an upper part of the suspension device formed from both halves of the basic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LA SIESTA GMBH
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Meillan
  • Patent number: 11172737
    Abstract: A slider having a tab connecting part provided on a surface of the upper blade of the slider body. The tab connecting part has a cantilevered tab connecting post, with one end portion fixed to the surface of the upper blade at one end and the other end portion is separated from the surface at the other end in the longitudinal direction; and a closing member attached between the other end portion of the tab connecting post and the surface of the upper blade. The slider body includes a fixing portion provided on the surface of the upper blade. The closing member includes an outside portion defining a surface facing opposite to the one end portion, where the closing member is attached to the surface of the upper blade, and an engaging portion, provided on the one end portion-side of the outside portion and engageable with the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Hosoe
  • Patent number: 11174083
    Abstract: A dual locking assembly for straps, which has a lock assembly having first and second strap passages positioned opposite each other, and a strap assembly having a strap. The lock assembly and the strap assembly are reusable. The lock assembly is rectangular in shape. The first and second strap passages have first and second locking tabs respectively. The first and second locking tabs are specularly positioned. The strap has first and second ends, and first and second faces, whereby the first face has serrations. The strap assembly is inserted through the lock assembly, whereby a first section of the strap is used to secure an item or a plurality of items while a second section of the strap is cut to be reused. When the strap assembly is inserted through the lock assembly, the serrations are at the outer side of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Pedro Rivero
  • Patent number: 11166505
    Abstract: A hidden trouser suspension apparatus which is worn in a concealed manner and operates to assist in effectively holding up a wearer's trousers. The hidden trouser suspension apparatus includes a holder having a rigid portion formed of a substantially planar body and an engager having a rigid, substantially planar body. The engager, when secured underneath a wearer's trousers behind a wearer's belt in the trousers, is structured to protrude into the inside surface of the trousers and provide a surface on which a belt looped in the trousers can rest. The holder and engager structured to be releasably fastened together with a front surface of the holder flush with a corresponding back surface of the engager through the operation of the positioning mechanism and the locking mechanism in a manner which fixes the holder and engager, when sandwiched around a portion of a shirt, in place on the shirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Robin Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11166507
    Abstract: Implementations of a garment length adjuster are provided. In some implementations, the garment length adjuster comprises a frame defining an interior opening and a plurality of elongated projections having a gap between adjacent projection or a projection and side where each projection extends from a first side toward second opposite side within the interior opening. In some implementations, the garment length adjuster is used to adjust the length of a garment by routing one or more straps of the garment over thought one or more gaps and one or more projections of the garment length adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Rosetta Parker-Austin
  • Patent number: 11166528
    Abstract: A slider includes a resin-made slider body, a pull tab, and a metallic connecting pin. Lateral walls of the slider body and the pull tab are provided with shaft holes in which the connecting pin is inserted. The shaft holes of the lateral walls are opened on outer side surfaces of the lateral walls to define openings, a bottom edge point of each of the openings being located at a position outer in a Y-axis direction than a top edge point above the bottom edge point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Ozawa, Takayuki Inukai
  • Patent number: 11166527
    Abstract: A detachable belt connector system (100), for the detachable connection of belt ends (770, 775), includes a first connector element (110) with a first connection area (112) and a first belt fastening area (116) and a second connector element (120) with a second connection area (122) and a second belt fastening area (126). The first and second connection areas are configured to be connected to one another in a detachably with a positive-lock. The belt ends can be fastened at the belt fastening areas via a corresponding permanent fastening mechanism. The first belt fastening area and/or the second belt fastening area are configured such that they have a predetermined breaking region (140), by means of which an irreversible break takes place at the belt fastening area having the predetermined breaking region when a predefined limit pulling force (150) is applied at the detachable belt connector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Siegbert Tolk, Lennart Wenzel, Tim Blöcker
  • Patent number: 11160331
    Abstract: A buckle has a main body, a strap retaining bar connected to the main body, two locking legs formed as separate pieces from the main body and pivotably connected to the main body; and a spring formed of two L-shaped sections disposed between the two locking legs. The spring is attached to both of the locking legs, and exerts a force against the locking legs when they are pressed inward toward each other. The spring keeps the locking legs in an outwardly tensioned position, but does not let the legs flex outwardly in an unlimited manner, since the spring is directly connected to the legs. The spring allows the main body and locking legs to be formed of an inflexible material, such as metal. The locking legs are separate pieces from the main body and are connected to the main body via a pivot pin or other hinged mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Duraflex Hong Kong Limited
    Inventor: Yick Fai Chan
  • Patent number: 11160330
    Abstract: A buckle assembly has a first buckle portion that cooperates with a second buckle portion. Each of the buckle portions has a base body with exterior surfaces, interior surfaces that extend from a central circular flat, a fastening hook on one longitudinal end and a fastening opening with a first fastening wedge on another longitudinal end on an opposite side of the circular flat from the fastening hook, and a magnet under the circular flat. Placing the interior surfaces of the first buckle portion against the interior surfaces of the second buckle portion causes the magnets to engage each other and the fastening hooks of each buckle portion to enter the fastening openings of the other buckle portion, to lock the two buckle portions together and prevent disengagement under tension in opposing directions parallel to a longitudinal extent of the buckle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Duraflex Hong Kong Limited
    Inventor: Ming Yen Tseng
  • Patent number: 11162519
    Abstract: A strapping device for binding an object which has a cross section having a regular-shaped perimeter, the device includes a strap having a clamping strip which forms a loop intended to surround the object, the clamping strip has a central part which has a shape essentially following the shape of the perimeter of the cross section of the object and two strip strands having the respective ends of the clamping strip, the shape of which departs from the shape of the perimeter of the cross section of the object, the strap having at least one so-called central shoe which is mounted on at least one of the strip strands in such a way as to be designed to be interposed between the object and the strip strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: François Cadalen, Yohann Fraisse, François Warnan
  • Patent number: 11162520
    Abstract: A u-shaped metal portion and a u-shaped plastic portion can be coupled together to define an interior rib receiving cavity between both the metal sides and the plastic sides. The u-shaped metal portion can include a first metal rib retention barb extending interiorly of the plastic portion in the interior rib receiving cavity and can be designed to engage the rib to couple the dual material U-base fastener to a first component rib with the rib received within the interior rib receiving cavity. The u-shaped plastic portion can include a first plastic aperture retention wing extending exteriorly of the metal portion and designed to engage a second component aperture to couple the dual material U-base fastener to the aperture with the inner plastic and outer metal insertion ends extending through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Steven M. Benedetti
  • Patent number: 11160332
    Abstract: A buckle includes two coupling modules coupled separably to each other. Each of the coupling modules includes a main unit including a hook member and a coupling member that has a retaining portion, and an operating member having an operating portion and a pushing portion. The hook member of each of the coupling modules is engaged with the retaining portion of the other one of the coupling modules. The operating portions of the operating members of the coupling modules are movable toward each other, during which the pushing portion of each of the coupling modules pushes the hook member of the other one of the coupling modules to disengage said hook member from the retaining portion of the coupling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: IMMENSE PROSPEROUS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Tsung Kuo, Sheng-Jo Kuo