Patents Examined by Sarah B. McPartlin
  • Patent number: 10842236
    Abstract: A multi-legged foldable cane chair with a folding geometry such that the members fold into a cane-like shape and unfold into a chair-like seat. The members and braces are joined such that one rear leg, one front leg, one armrest, and one seat bar comprise one side of the cane chair, while a rear brace and front brace separate the sides of the chair, and a seat and backrest provide areas for the user to sit and relieve weight. A handle provides a hand grip if the cane chair is used as a walking or standing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. McMichael
  • Patent number: 10820758
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an adjustable hosting device with a holder/brackets for soap that rest on an oval designed dish and allows the soap to stand and never touch the bottom of the soap dish. The hosting device is configured in different sizes to accommodate different shapes and molds of soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Tijuana Smith
  • Patent number: 10820578
    Abstract: In accordance with the present embodiment of the Garden Pond with Bottomless In-Ground Garden-Plant Watering-Well, there is provided a garden-pond with a reinforced socketed base for inserting supporting twist-lock stems for aquatic plant-baskets and assorted aquatic fixtures such as fountains. The in-ground garden-plant watering-well is part of the garden pond's outer wall and is open at both ends and is both functional and decorative. This embodiment also consists of a plant-container that has an above ground-level portion and a below-ground-level portion. The above ground-level portion is the watering-well, and the below-ground-level portion is the well-barrel. The aquatic garden pond feature can be set into the ground, and its rim is reinforced to support additional attachable in-ground garden-plant watering-wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Donald Eugene Harris, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10820706
    Abstract: A body support structure includes a frame and a membrane attached to the frame. The membrane includes elastomeric filaments. The membrane includes different regions with different stiffness. The membrane may form a part of a seat or a backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Claudia Plikat, Carola Eva Marianne Zwick, Roland Rolf Otto Zwick, Andrew Keith Hector, John Fredric Aldrich
  • Patent number: 10807654
    Abstract: A tractor and trailer coupled together in a tandem towing relationship is provided with a Retractable Air Flow Gate System attached to the tractor which aerodynamically reduces the drag and turbulence on such combination by closing the gap between the cab of the tractor and trailer. The rack is attached to the support frame which is bolted to the tractor frame. The Retractable Air Flow Gate System is attached to the rack. The top adjustable hinges and bottom adjustable hinges are attached to the rack on one side and attached to the extrusions on the opposite side. The two electric gear driven motors are embedded in the top of the extrusions, they are powered by the electrical system from the tractor, this is what operates the air foil gates to open and close. The bottom adjustable hinges support the extrusions, air foil gates and rubber strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Deligiannis
  • Patent number: 10806654
    Abstract: A mobility chair has a base frame with a seat bottom, a seatback, motorized drive wheels, and safety wheels, an actuated hoist with a mast, boom, winch, and sling that has a stowed configuration and an operative configuration, and outriggers that have a retracted configuration proximate to the base frame and an extended configuration ahead of the mobility chair. The boom is raised and its forward portion is rotated ahead of the frontmost section of the seat while its rear portion remains behind the boom. The seatback can be raised from the base frame and can also be hingedly connected to the seat bottom which rotates relative to the base frame through a bracket in the front section so that as the seatback is raised, the seat bottom rotates with the seatback into an upright standing configuration with the seat bottom aligned with the seatback in the vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Larry Nelson Cheek
  • Patent number: 10799029
    Abstract: A portable tablet, smartphone, laptop, peripheral device, and other objects stand that comprises a mounting apparatus, a tray, a base attachment, and a seat. A user's bodyweight is used to stabilize the seat and the stand is coupled to the seat to stabilize the stand and its comprising entities. Straps coupled to the seat can be coupled together to secure said seat. The stand can be comprising members that rotate into a single member to be housed. The tray can be folded outward from the stand and used to support objects. A hinged member, and a member, which is coupled to the hinged member, that smartphones and tablets can be coupled to, can be set to make a zero-degree angle with a middle member or rotated 180-degrees and set. The base attachment can be coupled to a plurality of objects in which can result in stabilizing the stand and the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Tyler Bray
  • Patent number: 10791816
    Abstract: A fluid discharger and applicator device for uniform distribution or application of the fluid for treating the skin or any surface is disclosed. The fluid discharger and applicator device comprises a handle, a dispenser connector and a dispenser member. The handle of the fluid discharger and applicator device is defined with a cavity to store a fluid. The handle is further defined with a dispenser end configured to dispense the fluid stored within the cavity of the handle. The dispenser connector of the fluid discharger and applicator device is removably fastened to the dispenser end of the handle. The dispenser connector is configured to transfer the fluid extruded from the cavity of the handle on the dispenser member, which is operably attached to the dispenser connector. The dispenser member of the fluid discharger and applicator device is configured to apply the fluid on skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Selva Kumar
  • Patent number: 10789486
    Abstract: A method and device for the automated driving of a motorized transportation vehicle having at least one camera and an evaluation unit for evaluating the data captured by the camera, wherein lane markings are captured by the camera and the evaluation unit determines traffic lanes from the captured data of the camera, wherein the evaluation unit observes changes in the lane markings which will cause a new traffic lane to be determined over a predefined distance, wherein the new traffic lane is adopted only in response to the changed lane marking being captured over the predefined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bernd Rössler, Simon Grossjohann, Kai Homeier
  • Patent number: 10759603
    Abstract: A system for pickup of assembled grocery orders is described herein. The system includes a plurality of color-coded drive-through lanes, a plurality of check-in units with each check-in unit being associated with a corresponding color-coded drive through lane and including a computer check-in device, a plurality of color-coded cashier workstations, an assembly line system configured to deliver grocery items to each of the plurality of color-coded cashier workstations, and a computing system. The computer system includes a processor programmed to receive a check-in notification from a computer check-in device, identify a color-coded drive through lane associated with the computer check-in device, identify a grocery order associated with the check-in notification, and operate the assembly line system to deliver grocery items included in the identified grocery order to a corresponding color-coded cashier workstation associated with the identified color-coded drive through lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HOTBERRY, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Lynnette Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10744917
    Abstract: What is new about this invention is the concept of installing these rubber types of air inflatable inner tubes in the interior of the operators' seat frame construction. These tubes would be installed beneath the operators' seating location and also the lumbar position of the frame seating area. The air filling valve locations would be placed to the rear of the seat construction frame or also could be altered due to the type of product construction being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Leo Gay
  • Patent number: 10736299
    Abstract: An interlocking modular animal training pad tray configured to interlock with one or more adjacent interlocking modular animal training pad trays while preventing leaking between the adjacent trays. The interlocking modular animal training pad tray having a modular body with four rigid sides forming a tray configured to hold an animal training pad. Each side of the four rigid sides including at least one fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pooch Patch Inc
    Inventor: Adam Taylor
  • Patent number: 10694873
    Abstract: The invention is a sleep aid, and more particularly an inflatable sleep aid utilizing a series of c-shaped inflatable bladders joined in series to such that the height of the sleep aid is adjustable and forming a generally c-shaped channel to allow the user to comfortably breath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Stuart Austin McEntee
  • Patent number: 10679279
    Abstract: An Indoor location mapping and wayfinding system for mapping waypoints on an interactive mapping system that can function both indoors and outdoors based on user selections and location. It can include a shopping system that allows users to pre-select items for purchase, maps the items on an indoor map of the store, and provides a route to the user for the collection of the selected items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Daly Ward, Steven James Faletto
  • Patent number: 10672063
    Abstract: An Indoor location mapping and wayfinding system for mapping waypoints on an interactive mapping system that can function both indoors and outdoors based on user selections and location. It can include a shopping system that allows users to pre-select items for purchase, maps the items on an indoor map of the store, and provides a route to the user for the collection of the selected items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Daly Ward, Steven James Faletto
  • Patent number: 10664900
    Abstract: An Indoor location mapping and wayfinding system for mapping waypoints on an interactive mapping system that can function both indoors and outdoors based on user selections and location. It can include a shopping system that allows users to pre-select items for purchase, maps the items on an indoor map of the store, and provides a route to the user for the collection of the selected items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Daly Ward, Steven Faletto
  • Patent number: 10661687
    Abstract: An adjustable child device includes a first seat portion, a second seat portion and a belt engaging element. The second seat portion is foldable relative to the first seat portion between an unfolded position and a folded position and at least partially received in the first seat portion when the second seat portion is located at the folded position. The second seat portion and the first seat portion are located on a horizontal plane to form a seat part when the second seat portion is located at the unfolded position. A positioning protrusion is formed on a lateral side of the seat part. The belt engaging element is installed on a lateral side of the seat part. A positioning recess is formed on the belt engaging element for engaging with the positioning protrusion. The adjustable child device can be folded when it is not in use, which saves storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Zong-Wang Cui
  • Patent number: 10646003
    Abstract: The Snap No Mo invention centers around the innovative concept of providing a fast, easy and safe way to connect, install or remove any item. This concept uses or replaces the conventional snap fasteners system for connecting any item with less effort to the installer or damage to the material and with a minimal amount of strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Norman Zanaty, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10632872
    Abstract: An adjustable child device includes a first seat portion, a second seat portion and a belt engaging element. The second seat portion is foldable relative to the first seat portion between a folded position and an unfolded position and is at least partially received in the chamber when the second seat portion is located at the folded position. The second seat portion and the first seat portion are located on a horizontal plane to form a seat part when the second seat portion is located at the unfolded position. The belt engaging element is installed on a lateral side of the seat part and concurrently rotates from a stowed position to a use position when the second seat portion is unfolded from the folded position to the unfolded position. The adjustable child device can be folded when it is not in use, which saves storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Zong-Wang Cui
  • Patent number: 10631644
    Abstract: A frameless furniture assembly adapted to be converted between an unfilled configuration and a filled configuration including: an outer liner having an inner surface and an outer surface; a plurality of pieces of fill material, wherein the fill material is retained within the outer liner; and at least one configuration support member associated with the inner surface of the outer liner. The frameless furniture assembly is preferably adapted to support a human in a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comfort Research, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. George, II, Matthew Jung