Patents Examined by Sally Haden
  • Patent number: 10517347
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective helmet having multiple zones of protection suitable for use in construction work, athletic endeavors, and similar activities. The helmet includes a hard outer protective shell, an inner shell and an elastomeric zone with the outer shell suspended over the inner shell. A plurality of sinusoidal springs are positioned within the elastomeric zone. In one embodiment, force indicators may be displayed that indicate the amount of force impacting a helmet. The force indicators may indicate impact force form both direct and rotational directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 10517346
    Abstract: A protective helmet, including a hard outer shell, a hard inner shell slidingly connected to, and spaced apart from, the outer shell, and a leaf spring including a center portion, a first end, and a second end, the leaf spring anchored only at the center portion onto the hard outer shell, the first end unattached to, and in sliding contact with the hard inner shell, and the second end unattached to, and in sliding contact with the hard inner shell. In a neutral position, the first end is spaced from the second end by a first distance, and when a force strikes the helmet, the first end is spaced from the second end by a second distance, the second distance being different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 10512302
    Abstract: A shoe system including a shoe upper with a bottom side having an aperture extending to a cavity. The shoe system also includes a selectively removable outsole which includes a bottom for contacting the ground, and a top for engaging with the bottom of the shoe upper. The top side of the outsole further includes a projection which is sized and shaped to extend through the aperture and into the cavity when the outsole is in a first orientation, which is misaligned with respect to the shoe upper. The projection is also sized and shaped to fit within the cavity but no longer back through the aperture when the outsole is in a second orientation, which is aligned with respect to the shoe upper. In the second orientation, the projection within said cavity prevents disengagement of the outsole from the shoe upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Fishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Derrick, Joseph McMillan, Peter Rueegger, Michael Steszyn, Peter Valois
  • Patent number: 10470506
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations. Elastic gatherings can be included to snug the gown about the torso or limbs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Pasko
  • Patent number: 10470504
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10463102
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper defining an interior void and a first cable movable in a tightening direction to move the upper into a tightened state and movable in a loosening direction to move the upper into a loosened state. The article of footwear also includes a tightening grip operable to be moved away from the upper in a first direction to move the first cable in the tightening direction and a cable lock operable in a locked state to restrict movement of the first cable in the loosening direction and operable in an unlocked state to permit movement of the first cable in the loosening direction. A release grip is operable to be moved away from the upper in a second direction to move the cable lock from the locked state to the unlocked state, whereby the release grip is separate from the tightening grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Peter Lam, Austin Orand, Andrea M. Vinet, Peter P. Williams, II, Samantha Young
  • Patent number: 10455872
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations. Elastic gatherings can be included to snug the gown about the torso or limbs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Stephanie Pasko
  • Patent number: 10448707
    Abstract: A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive sensor configured to sense changes in a capacitance signal in response to proximity of a body. A dielectric member can be provided between the capacitive sensor and the body to enhance an output signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Walker, Phillip Meneau
  • Patent number: 10441010
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10441011
    Abstract: A disposable medical gown (100) includes a body covering portion (101) and optionally one or more sleeves (107,108). The body covering portion (101) defines a head insertion aperture (104) between a frontal body covering portion (103) configured to cover a frontal body portion of a wearer and a rear portion (203) configured to cover at least parts of shoulder blades of the wearer. A torso opening (201) is disposed on a side of the rear portion (203) opposite the head insertion aperture (104), and extends distally from the rear portion (203). One or more perforations (202) extend across the rear portion (203) at least partially between the torso opening (202) and the head insertion aperture (104), and facilitate easy removal of the gown (100). A user removes the gown (100) by pulling the front portion (103), thereby tearing the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pasko, Atieno Ouma
  • Patent number: 10433489
    Abstract: A knotter for a baler, the knotter including a knotting system with at least one movable part, and a driver, operatively connected to the at least one movable part. The knotter is further provided with a first cover, associated with at least one movable part, having a first covering position wherein the first cover at least partly covers the at least one movable part, and a second uncovering position, wherein the first cover no longer covers the at least one movable part. The knotter further includes a safety mechanism, operatively connected to the driver and the first cover, such that positioning or enabling the positioning of the first cover in the second uncovering position stops the moving of the at least one movable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Stijn Vergote
  • Patent number: 10433594
    Abstract: A vented coveralls is disclosed. Said vented coveralls comprising a bottom portion and a top portion. Said bottom portion having two legs and a top portion having two sleeves. Said top portion having a front, a back, a first side, a second side and one or more vents. Said vents are capable of allowing an air flow to pass through said vented coveralls. Said bottom portion comprises a trouser portion and said top portion comprises a shirt portion of said vented coveralls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SITCO ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Mehriar Kaviani Espili, Alan Habash
  • Patent number: 10435269
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for making knots in flexible element attached to a medical device and methods using said apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Odyssea Pharma S.P.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierre Pasteels
  • Patent number: 10405594
    Abstract: Protective garments are disclosed having an inner lining with high lubricity and high strength characteristics. The inner lining, in one embodiment, contains spun yarns combined with multifilament yarns. In accordance with the present disclosure, the multifilament yarns are present in the warp direction and in the fill direction. In addition, the multifilament yarns may outnumber the spun yarns in both the warp direction and the fill direction. In this manner, a fabric is produced not only having good lubricity characteristics but also having a balance of properties. For instance, in one embodiment, the shrink properties of the fabric in the warp direction substantially match the shrink properties of the fabric in the fill direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey K. Underwood, Jacques A. Cantin
  • Patent number: 10376016
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid, the chamber having a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer bonded to the first chamber barrier layer about peripheral portions of the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer to define an interior void between the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. The sole structure may also include a tensile member bonded to, and extending between, the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. The sole structure may include a bond inhibiting material located between the tensile member and the first chamber barrier layer, the tensile member and the first chamber barrier layer being unbonded in an unbonded area in which the bond inhibiting material is disposed. The chamber may include an outwardly extending bulge in the unbonded area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Darren C. Davison
  • Patent number: 10368608
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper defining an interior void and a first cable movable in a tightening direction to move the upper into a tightened state and movable in a loosening direction to move the upper into a loosened state. The article of footwear also includes a tightening grip operable to be moved away from the upper in a first direction to move the first cable in the tightening direction and a cable lock operable in a locked state to restrict movement of the first cable in the loosening direction and operable in an unlocked state to permit movement of the first cable in the loosening direction. A release grip is operable to be moved away from the upper in a second direction to move the cable lock from the locked state to the unlocked state, whereby the release grip is separate from the tightening grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Peter Lam, Austin Orand, Andrea M. Vinet, Peter Williams, Samantha Young
  • Patent number: 10363477
    Abstract: Body protection padding with non-bursting gas cells preferably includes at least one base shell, an inside gas cell impact layer and an outside gas cell impact layer. The gas is preferably air, but could be any other suitable gas, such as pure nitrogen or argon. Body protection padding includes shoulder-chest pads, knee pads, hip pads, thigh pads and any other type of sports protective padding. The gas cells in the inside and outside gas cell impact layers do not burst upon impact. The at least one base shell is typically used in the body protection padding. Each gas cell layer includes a plurality of gas cells created between two plastic sheets. The inside and outside gas cell impact layers may be permanently or removably attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: John E. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 10349688
    Abstract: A wet sportswear takeoff assist, situated at the back part of the sportswear includes one or more guides selected from a strip guide, mesh guide and tuck-in guide. The guides are equipped with the corresponding drawing attachment; the drawing attachment selected from strips, mesh and sliding back part. The drawing attachments are attached on one side to the hemline within a joint region; and on the opposite side to the gripper directly, or to an intermediate connection point. The guides are attached on any sportswear surface. The gripper is situated close to the sportswear top, within the neck region, to be easily griped and pulled by hand causing lifting of the sportswear back part despite friction with the wearer's skin. The invention is useful in protection of the sportswear while taking it off over the head, and also useful in helping the elderly or disabled take off an upper garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Michel Forko
  • Patent number: 10321733
    Abstract: The convertible shoe consists of: a top portion having a stylized upper, a footbed, and an underside with bottom side attachment; an insert with top side attachment and a bottom side attachment; and a bottom portion having a top side attachment and a tread on the bottom. The top side attachment of the bottom portion and insert are identical, and the bottom side attachment of the top portion and insert are identical. The bottom side attachment is sized and configured to correspond to, and attach to, the top side attachment, such that the top portion can attach directly to the bottom portion to create a low-heeled shoe, or attach to the insert which is attached to the bottom portion to create a high-heeled shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Sarah Melissa Mulholland
  • Patent number: 10321725
    Abstract: A barrier protection device and dispensing system are provided in the form of a medical service or examination glove with sensory indicators that respond to contact with infectious agents or substances. The glove and dispensing system prevent transmission of infectious agents from a healthcare worker to a patient or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, In Ki Mun