Patents Examined by Ryan D Kwiecinski
  • Patent number: 10689814
    Abstract: A modular railing system for on-site assembly of a railing system along a roadway is provided. The modular railing system can include a deck with an edge beam along one side and a railing that can be attached to the edge beam. Attachment of the railing to the edge beam raises the joint between the deck and the railing to inhibit water seepage into the joint. In a specific embodiment, UHPC can be used to attach the railing to the edge beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventor: Atorod Azizinamini
  • Patent number: 10683093
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat configured to facilitate ergonomic alignment of a passenger while in a sleeping position, including a seat bottom; and a seatback including a central opening corresponding to a shoulder region of a passenger, and a sleep support assembly mounted within the central opening, the sleep support assembly including an adjustable support member spanning a central portion of the seatback, where the adjustable support member is configured for at least one of translation and deformation; where, when the seat bottom is aligned with the seatback in a lie-flat seating position, a load provided by the shoulder region of the passenger, at least in a side-sleeping position, causes translation and/or deformation of the adjustable support member toward a floor of an aircraft cabin, thereby facilitating ergonomic alignment of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel I. Udriste, Catalin Bunea, Bobby W. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10676934
    Abstract: A bracket-flashing assembly for roofing in a bracket. Said bracket-flashing assembly comprise said bracket, a bracket cover and a fasteners. Said bracket comprise a fastener apertures configured to receive a portion of said fasteners to selectively attach said bracket-flashing assembly to a fixed structure and an added fixture. Said bracket comprise a first portion and a second portion. Said first portion is attached to said second portion at an elbow. Said bracket cover comprises a raised portion and a body. Said raised portion comprises a stamped portion of said raised portion being shaped to selectively encase a portion of said second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Todd Fischer
  • Patent number: 10676924
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention is a structure for blocking heat transfer through a thermal bridge of a curtain wall building, including a curtain wall, an indoor metal frame, an outdoor metal frame and/or metal components, wherein: an integral thermal break strip, which is installed close to an outside and made of an aerogel thermal insulation blanket, is fixed between the indoor metal frame and the curtain wall and/or the outdoor metal frame and/or the metal components. The present invention has simple structure, convenient construction technology, great structural strength, excellent fireproof performance; low comprehensive construction cost and substantially improved energy-saving effect of the curtain wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Weiping Yu
  • Patent number: 10667969
    Abstract: An ergonomically designed seating apparatus having a seat and a backrest. The seat having a seat frame securable to a chassis, a seat support pivotally connected to the seat frame, and at least one first resilient member positioned between the seat frame and the seat support permitting resilient relative pivotal tilting between them. The backrest having a back frame securable to the chassis, a lumbar support connected to the back frame, a back support pivotally connected to the lumbar support, at least one second resilient member positioned along surfaces of the lumbar support and the back support permitting resilient relative pivotal tilting between them, at least one pivot arm connected to the back support configured to limit the pivotal range of motion of the back support, and at least one pivot block connected to the lumbar support configured to interact with the at least one pivot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Innovative Seating System LLC
    Inventors: Susan Farricielli, Eric Bovell
  • Patent number: 10668838
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a base mounted to a floor of a vehicle; a seat cushion that is placed on the base and allowed to be tipped up with a rotating shaft as a fulcrum; an ottoman that is provided on a front side of the seat cushion and extractable between a normal position and an extracted position; a seat back that is provided in a rear end of the seat cushion; and a storage locking mechanism that is capable of relatively moving the ottoman with respect to the seat cushion in a storing direction which is a direction opposite to an extracting direction, wherein the storage locking mechanism is operated such that the seat back becomes in a forward-tiltable state and/or the seat cushion becomes in a tippable state, and locking of the locking mechanism is released so that the ottoman becomes movable in the storing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Fujisawa, Sho Kume, Kiyoshi Oshima
  • Patent number: 10655353
    Abstract: A device (100) for securing a post (105) comprises a central portion (110) defining an aperture (115) therethrough configured to engage the post (105) and two or more support members (120) extending outwardly from the central portion (110). Each support member (120) comprises a first portion (125) and a second portion (130), the first and second portions (125, 130) each comprising at least one support element (135, 140) configured to extend towards and further engage the post (105). The second portion (130) is configured to penetrate a post-mounting surface (132) in a substantially longitudinal direction relative to the post (105), thereby securing the post (105) with respect to shear forces acting on the post (105) in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SYSTEMS PYT LTD
    Inventor: Glenn Carless
  • Patent number: 10647226
    Abstract: A vehicle seat including a seat bottom, a seat back rotatable relative to the seat bottom, and a damper assembly. The assembly includes a bracket coupled between the seat bottom and the seat back, and a cam plate coupled to the bracket and to the seat back. The cam plate is rotatable relative to the bracket and in a fixed orientation relative to the seat back such that the cam plate is rotatable with the seat back relative to the seat bottom. The cam plate includes an arcuate slot. The assembly also includes a linear damper including a first end coupled to the bracket and a second end coupled within the arcuate slot. The second end is translatable within the arcuate slot such that the linear damper is configured to provide selective damping to the seat back based on an orientation of the seat back relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Derek S. Lindsay, Michael J. Wilms, Satoshi Hayashi, Sonatkumar Patel
  • Patent number: 10640987
    Abstract: A column cover system includes a first column skin, a second column skin, and a column joint vertically connecting the first column skin and the second column skin. The column joint includes at least one monolithic column joint portion that defines an upper retaining ring and a lower retaining ring. When assembled, the first column skin is seated within the upper retaining ring and the second column skin is seated within the lower retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FRY REGLET CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Stuart
  • Patent number: 10634177
    Abstract: Disclosed is a precursor for a clip and a clip formed by the precursor. The clip is configured for mounting a furring channel to a load-bearing member and is a generally U-shaped member having a pair of sidewalls, each of which includes a pair of tabs projecting therefrom. The clip is arranged to receive the load-bearing member between its sidewalls, such that the tabs can be snap-fit under inwardly directed flanges of the furring channel. Also disclosed is a method of forming the clip from the precursor, by bending portions of the precursor to form the sidewalls of the clip, and a method for mounting a furring channel onto a load-bearing member using the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon C. Winn, Ken Huber
  • Patent number: 10633931
    Abstract: A portable mast assembly is comprised of a skid assembly having a horizontally oriented frame comprised of longitudinally extending support beams and a mast assembly having at least two vertically extending columns that are supported directly upon a longitudinally extending mast beam without an intervening track or roller. A means for moving the mast beams along the top of the extending support beams of the frame without a roller is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SWIVEL RENTAL & SUPPLY, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Douglas C. Burns
  • Patent number: 10626604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roof forming element for a roof, comprising a roof plate, a beam integral with the roof plate, such that the integral combination of the roof plate and the beam has an L-shaped cross-section, a cover, and coupling means for coupling the roof forming element to a further, neighbouring element. The roof forming element, at least in a mounted condition of a plurality of such elements, is configured such that the second longitudinal side of the element is arranged to be supported by the first longitudinal side of a further, neighbouring one of said elements, so that the beam of the further roof forming element also supports the roof plate of the roof forming element, and so that the respective roof plate elements of said roof forming element and further roof forming element are flush with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Henrica Norberta Alberta Maria Steenbakkers-Menting, Roland van Giesen, Marinus van den Berg
  • Patent number: 10625645
    Abstract: A trim clip is provided for attaching a trim cover to a cushion. The trim clip includes a clip body having a first opening for receiving an engagement feature attached to the trim cover, and a second opening for receiving a retainer attached to the cushion. Furthermore, the clip body may be configured to be snap fit onto the engagement feature and the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley L. Baisch, Mark Allyn Folkert, Thomas A. Welch, Sr., Randall Riddle, William J. Paruszkiewicz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10618720
    Abstract: A shoe container stool with a deployable footrest is described herein. The shoe container is in the form of a box having a front wall, a back wall, two side walls, and a top lid. The front wall includes a vertical elongated opening bounded by two side edges and a bottom edge. An elongated board is pivotally connected to the opening by way of an axle to permit the board to be pivoted into and out of the opening. A top portion of the board above the axle may therefore be deployed from the opening to be used as a footrest to help don and doff one's shoes, while the top lid may be used as a seat. The shoe container further includes a shelf inside the box to counter the forces applied to the footrest and also permits a user to store one's shoe inside the shoe container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Todd Anthony Schneider
  • Patent number: 10619374
    Abstract: A foundationless pole apparatus including an elongated pole shaft, a wheeled rolling weight box, a pole base connected to the pole shaft and securement structure securing the rolling weight box with the front wheels of the rolling weight box on the base to the pole base and the pole shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas K. Wong
  • Patent number: 10619399
    Abstract: A glazing system for holding glazing units to a frame member has an aluminum pressure plate and a composite plate co-extruded from a plurality of polymers and having a pair of gaskets and a central isolator. A pair of polymer extrusions extend from the isolator and have ledges at the end that embrace and seal against the metal plate. The metal and composite plates are coupled together by a pair of ribs extending from the composite plate into a pair of slots in the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ARCONIC INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Blake McKenna
  • Patent number: 10615739
    Abstract: An A-frame-shaped truss foundation system for a single-axis tracker with a bearing assembly sitting atop a pair of adjacent angled truss legs joined together with an adapter so that the axis of rotation of the tracker is aligned with a work point of the A-frame. Several such foundation systems are arranged along a North-South row to support a tracker torque tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ojjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack West, David Mar, Charles Almy, Tyrus Hudson, Johann Karkheck, Kathryn Pesce
  • Patent number: 10612232
    Abstract: A modular self-supporting arched ceiling structure has a plurality of interconnected modules each extending in a first direction over an arc and arranged one after the other in a second direction which is transverse to the first direction, with each of the modules being composed of a plurality of interconnected panels located adjacent to one another in a direction of elongation of each of the modules, and each of the panels has two plates spaced from each other to form therebetween a space which is filled with a cellular material with one of the plates composed of a plurality of strips of a heavy-duty high-modulus material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Zinoviy Rokhlin
  • Patent number: 10604049
    Abstract: A vehicle headrest includes a carriage with support rods, an outer headrest connected to the carriage, a vertical locking arrangement with a locking element having a locked state and a released state relative to a support rod locking interface. Release levers, accessible from respective sides, move essentially along a vehicle direction of travel. Release carriers, moveably mounted to the carriage, moves essentially along a vehicle inboard/outboard direction and moves the locking element into the released state. Each release linkage activates the movement of the release carrier. The headrest also includes a forward and rearward locking arrangement for movement of the outer headrest relative to the carriage with support rods with at least some forward and/or rearward movement component. The movement arrangement, for movement of the outer headrest relative to the carriage, does not interrupt the release linkage connection for activating the movement of the release carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: John Gomez, James Biebel, Tyler Rusnak, David Hayes, Patrick Donnelly, Srinivasa N Sanku
  • Patent number: 10596937
    Abstract: An interior part of vehicle capable of improving in design property is manufactured by joining a plurality of pieces of a layered cloth having at least a skin material and a cushion material. The plurality of pieces to be joined are processed with continuous stitches, and the pieces joined with the stitch processing are sewn up, with the front surfaces put together, along ends to be joined. One of the joined plurality of pieces is folded, thus the plurality of pieces are provided, with the front surfaces facing vehicle interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Satoshi Tadokoro, Meimei Lai, Takuya Hori