Patents Examined by Sarah B. McPartlin
  • Patent number: 10450072
    Abstract: A passenger seat including an adjustable seat pan and a seatback segmented into at least lower and upper portions, wherein a drive link moveable in response to seat pan motion moves between cam followers on the lower and upper seatback portions to drive movement of the seatback portions to control the angle therebetween to achieve various angular relationships in various sitting and sleeping positions of the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Patent number: 10449882
    Abstract: Travel sleeping aids for assisting a seated traveler to sleep in a forward leaning seated position toward a passenger seat in front of the seated traveler, the passenger seat having a headrest. In one implementation, a travel sleeping aid includes a U-shaped head support having a face contoured aperture for supporting the seated traveler's head in a forward leaning seated position and a support structure rotatable with respect to the U-shaped head support between a storage position flush with the U-shaped head support and a head support position generally perpendicular to the U-shaped head support. In another embodiment, a hanging travel sleeping aid includes a generally rectangular shaped head support having a passenger seat headrest pocket for being snugly placed on a passenger seat's headrest in front of a seated traveler and a head support panel for supporting the seated traveler's head in his forward leaning seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Nimrod Lev
  • Patent number: 10426280
    Abstract: A multi-purpose stretchable insert-mounting lid comprises a stretchable hollow body and a rigid ring member. The stretchable hollow body comprises a top opening, a bottom opening and a flexible sidewall. The flexible sidewall is configured to extend over sidewalls of a receptacle of one or more sizes. The top opening is configured to conform to an outlet of the receptacle. The rigid ring member is fixedly attached to an inner surface of the stretchable hollow body proximal to the top opening of the stretchable hollow body. Further, the rigid ring member is configured to restrain the stretchable hollow body against the receptacle. The rigid ring member comprises attachment elements configured to mount one or more insert elements for dispensing contents of the receptacle via the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: James Richard Cross
  • Patent number: 10413070
    Abstract: A system of controlling various actuators associated with human support surfaces is disclosed. Such a system is made up of a support surface, a controller, and an actuator. The system may optionally include batteries, a means of charging the batteries, and a graphical user interface as well as a communication link between the graphical user interface and the support surfaces. The actuators are capable of altering contour and/or firmness, of a support surface, they may be vibrational or heating/cooling in nature, and they may also alter the overall relative position of a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Jerome Caruso
  • Patent number: 10413084
    Abstract: A system of controlling various actuators associated with human support surfaces is disclosed. Such a system is made up of a support surface, a controller, and an actuator. The system may optionally include batteries, a means of charging the batteries, and a graphical user interface as well as a communication link between the graphical user interface and the support surfaces. The actuators are capable of altering contour and/or firmness, of a support surface, they may be vibrational or heating/cooling in nature, and they may also alter the overall relative position of a support surface to another support surface, and/or to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Jerome Caruso
  • Patent number: 10405664
    Abstract: While seat cushions are as old as time, my Carry Cushion is a unique application which covers both the seat and the back of a folding chair. When not in use on a folding or bridge chair, my Carry Cushion converts to a handy tote bag to be carried to wherever the carrier plans to use it, while toting in the bag food, drink, blankets. etc. Hence my name for my handy and unique invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Fred Wrazel
  • Patent number: 10369684
    Abstract: A socket wrench includes a ratcheting end including a circular opening, a crescent recess disposed on one surface, the crescent recess being adjacent to the circular opening and communicating therewith, the crescent recess having a through hole open to the other surface, and two opposite cavities at both ends of the crescent recess respectively; a cylindrical socket disposed in the circular opening; a crescent cover including two opposite projections on an outer surface, a circular hole in an intermediate portion, and two grooves adjacent to the projections respectively, the crescent cover being disposed on the crescent recess with the projections positioned in the cavities respectively; a pivotal pawl having a threaded hole, the pivotal pawl being disposed through the circular hole to align with the through hole; and a threaded fastener driven through the through hole into the threaded hole to pivotably fasten the pivotal pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fine Forge Industry Corporation
    Inventor: Kuo Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 10335340
    Abstract: The Mobile Dental Intelligence Center (MobiDIC) will roll up alongside the patient's Bedside or Chairside where Oral Hygiene can be performed by the patient's Caregiver, with no need to have a sink or basin in the area. Using the MobiDIC the Caregiver will be able to brush the patient's teeth, rinse and suction the patient's mouth at the Bedside or Chairside; also the Caregiver will monitor the patients Vital Signs. The unit's unique cylindrical design makes it easy for the Caregiver to wipe clean and disinfect the unit. The air, water, suction and power supply hoses are internal to the unit reducing cord entanglement and trip hazards. The MobiDIC allows the Caregiver the ability to easily connect various medical monitoring devices including Intra and Extra Oral Cameras capturing images of the patient's mouth inside and the patient's general appearance. All MobiDIC innovations will facilitate assessing the patient's current general health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Kevin T. Prince
    Inventor: KevinTyrone Prince
  • Patent number: 10322047
    Abstract: Transfer ramp for Car to wheelchair. This new design safely helps transfer someone from or to the car or wheelchair. This design is self-supporting between the lower structure of the car seat, car structure under the door, the outboard floor riser ledge of car structure under the door and the rear vertical support column of the door frame. It is only supported from the car side. The person can actually sit on the edge of the board before sliding over to the wheelchair. It is more of a platform than a transfer board. It is more fixed than a standard transfer board that is commonly available on most of the market. This design minimizes the 12? gap that exists between the car seat and wheel chair when using a standard transfer board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Schrader
  • Patent number: 10308154
    Abstract: An integrated comfort item for a vehicle seat. Such comfort items include but are not limited to a blanket, pajamas or onesie stored on a roller that is mounted within an enclosure of the vehicle seat arm. The comfort item such as a blanket may be unrolled by the user when sitting in the vehicle seat. Upon conclusion of the journey, the user may then actuate the spring in the roller and roll the comfort item back onto the roller to store in the vehicle seat arm enclosure for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Connor Nicholson Baroody
  • Patent number: 10300972
    Abstract: A bicycle seat includes a deformation space that corresponds to a pressure deformation of a bicycle rider. Wherein, a plurality of filler particles is filled in the deformation space. Therefore, the plurality of filler particles in the deformation space is sliding and rolling under pressure, and the bicycle seat can average support the body of the rider and bring lower friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Wu, Che-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 10269485
    Abstract: A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling. In another aspect a thin profile passive keyboard adapted for use with a near field enabled tablet is provided. In another aspect a mounting bracket or holder, embedded antenna, and passive keyboard combination is provided adapted for converting a tablet into a notebook type configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 10258820
    Abstract: A chair for providing seating support to a user and for providing ways for the user to perform exercises. The chair includes a back support that is flexible such that when a force is applied to it by the user's body, the back support bends. The back support may be configured to adapt to the curvature of the user's spine when the user is seated in the chair. The back support may further be configured such that the user can rotate the back support by rotating the user's upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corecentric LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Harlow
  • Patent number: 10245985
    Abstract: A seat assembly reclines during an under-vehicle explosion or other upward impact on the vehicle to mitigate spinal and lower leg damage to a human occupant. The seat assembly has a back frame portion and a lower frame portion. The lower frame portion has a pivotal connection with an energy absorbing mechanism mounted to the vehicle floor. The pivotal connection includes a stop mechanism to prevent seat assembly tilt during normal vehicle operation but allow tilt due to an explosion. A second mechanism is disposed between the back frame portion and the floor; this mechanism controls the seat assembly pivot and provides further absorbing of energy from the upward impact. Projections from the front of the lower frame portion toward the floor can be used to enhance seat assembly pivoting; specially designed seat engagement levers can be used for this purpose as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ravi S. Thyagarajan, Jaisankar Ramalingam, Robert G. Kargus
  • Patent number: 10238559
    Abstract: Pertaining to hospital bed, development provides comfortable lavatory services to bedridden patients with mobility difficulties. The novelty introduced here is integration of a hospital bed with a bed-level sliding disposable pan at midsection of the bed to allow patients who endure immobility to perform in-bed toileting with no physical pressure and less psychological challenges while remaining clean and sanitized. This invention would best be useful for hospitals, home health care or other health care facilities and settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Space Technology Research LLC
    Inventor: Shahzadeh Khaligh
  • Patent number: 10232659
    Abstract: A device consisting of the combination of an outdoor field notebook and flower press having a plurality of pages for writing and a plurality of stock inserts disposed between opposing, bounded covers. The pages are adapted for writing, sketching, and general note-taking. The stock inserts provide a base for pressing organic material specimens there between. The opposing, bound covers include aligning press holes though which mating fasteners are threaded and tightened. The covers serve as the platens between which organic specimens are placed and dried for preservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Christopher Bissot
  • Patent number: 10219626
    Abstract: A comfort pad having a visco-elastic body encased in a film and fabric adapted to transfer the long term energy distribution properties of the visco-elastic body to the user is provided. A bottom surface of the visco-elastic body may provide frictional resistance so that neither film nor fabric is required, yet the comfort pad may removably secure to a harder structure, providing comfort to the user at this pressure point. The present invention may include an attachment assembly for mechanically and removably attaching the comfort pad between the harder structure and the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick John Winkelman
  • Patent number: 10214123
    Abstract: A method of assembling a vehicle seat is provided, comprising: providing a seat back frame; forwardly movably connecting a headrest for supporting a head of a seat occupant to the seat back frame; mounting a rear-end collision detector to the seat back frame at a position behind the seat occupant, operatively connecting the rear-end collision detector to the headrest; disposing a link member at a position lateral to the rear-end collision detector; forming a front extending portion that inwardly extends in a right-to-left direction at a front end of a lateral face of the side frame; and forming a rear extending portion that inwardly extends in the right-to-left direction; wherein a protruding portion is formed from a portion of the lateral face of the side frame that faces at least the part of the bracket, the link support shaft being disposed at a same height as the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Misao Omori, Kenichi Niitsuma
  • Patent number: 10201737
    Abstract: The curling broom head is composed of a fabric section, flexible section, lower body, upper body, and a stem or stem assembly that is used to attach the broom head to the broom handle. The fabric section is a stand-alone piece of fabric that can easily be removed and replaced by the user. The fabric section is wrapped around the flexible section and lower body and is secured into place and ready for game play when the lower body is attached to the upper body. At any time, the curling fabric may be easily replaced by separating the upper and lower bodies, removing the old fabric from the lower body and replacing it with new fabric. The curling broom handle is an elongated member that is attached to the broom head on one end. A removable device(s) is attached or secured to the broom handle at a desired height and provide an easier profile to grip and/or extra surface area to exert downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Kroy Everett Nernberger
  • Patent number: 10188214
    Abstract: The present invention is generally related to pillowcases and travel pillows, and more particularly related to one or more embodiments of a pillow wherein the pillowcase (or the travel pillow itself) includes an attached and adjustable eye-covering apparatus for improving a user's sleep by blocking ambient light from reaching the user's eye while the user is utilizing the herein disclosed pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Linda Bernice James