Patents Examined by Steven Marsh
  • Patent number: 9939104
    Abstract: A device for holding objects such as key rings, security cameras, and the like to the corner of a pair of walls. The device is a mount having a pair of bodies each having magnets and attachment features. The device also includes connectors which can be used to connect mounts together and object supports which can be attached in multiple ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: David C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9924605
    Abstract: The combination of a display and a security system. The display has a support assembly configured to maintain at least one article in a display position and a base assembly configured to maintain the support assembly in an operative state on a subjacent surface wherein the support assembly can be moved relative to the base assembly to reposition an article in the display position relative to the base assembly. The security system has an anchoring assembly configured to be operatively secured relative to a subjacent surface and/or another object in the vicinity of a subjacent surface at a display location at which the display is to be supported to prevent removal of the display from the display location. The security system and display are configured to be releasably placed in an engaged relationship wherein the base assembly cannot be separated from the anchoring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9920876
    Abstract: An accessory mount is disclosed and may include a base, a foot, an accessory receiver, and at least two elastic bindings. The accessory receiver may rotatably couple an accessory to the base, and may include an accessory adapter and a base connector. The base may include a plurality of attachment points distributed at different locations around the base. The foot may include a non-slip surface on a first side, and a plurality of projections on a second side that mate with a corresponding plurality of recesses in a bottom surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Ximena Prugue
  • Patent number: 9908442
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicle seat subassembly includes positioning a first bracket and a second bracket in a base fixture. With the first and second brackets in the base fixture, first and second pins are welded within respective apertures in the first bracket, an alignment plate is positioned in a location on the second bracket using a secondary fixture engaging with the first and second pins, and the alignment plate is welded to the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 9897158
    Abstract: An isolation mount assembly comprises a resilient member defining a central aperture that defines a load axis and an annular depression about the load axis, and an adapter plate including an outer mechanical attachment structure that defines a first thickness and an inner attachment structure that is closer to the load axis than the outer attachment structure along a direction that is perpendicular to the load axis and that defines a second thickness. The inner attachment structure is disposed in the annular depression and the second thickness is at least twice the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brett D. Ellen, Daniel Joshua Smith, Wen Zhong, Hong Lian, Matt Schwarzendruber, Ross Paul Wietharn, James D. Neirynck
  • Patent number: 9888825
    Abstract: A positioning structure includes a locating member, a movable mechanism mounted in the locating member for the connection of a mop and movable up and down relative to the locating member, and a positioning mechanism mounted in the locating member for stopping against the positioning mechanism upon connection of a mop to the movable mechanism to support the mop stably in position for dehydration through a spining action after movement of the movable mechanism to the top side of the locating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dikai International Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Chou Tsai
  • Patent number: 9867471
    Abstract: A method and apparatus include attaching a lighted cup holder to a seating arrangement. The lighted cup holder includes a cup holder body and a light-producing light source, with the cup holder body being attached to the seating arrangement and having a cup receptacle therein, the light-producing source being disposed within the cup receptacle for illuminating the receptacle. A light-sensitive element operatively connected to the light source selectively controls production of light by the light source in such a manner that illumination of the cup holder is provided only under conditions where visibility is reduced to the point that it becomes difficult to locate the cup holder. The light-sensitive element is mounted on a master lighted cup holder and controls illumination of the master lighted cup holder and one or more slave lighted cup holders operatively connected to the master lighted cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Raffel Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Ken Seidl
  • Patent number: 9868532
    Abstract: A support system which allows for the mounting of a smart phone, or a video player, or similar electronic device, in a variety of ways at a distance from the user. The support system may be adapted to plug into the vents of an automobile, facilitating use of the electronic device while driving. The support system may include a kit of parts which allow for the mounting of a gripping clamp adapted to grip a smart phone. The kit may include a lever mount adapted to facilitate mounting of the support system, and the electronic device it supports, onto the stowed tray table of an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vitec Holdings Italia SRL
    Inventor: Noah Balmer
  • Patent number: 9872414
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for mounting components to a rack comprising brackets that can be mounted to the rear of the rack through the opening in the front of rack before the component is inserted into the slot and mating sleeves running along the sides of the components. The brackets include arms that extend forwardly towards the front of the slot. After the brackets are attached, the component can be slid into the slot from the front with the sleeves sliding over and engaging the brackets. In this manner, the component can be slid into a slot on the rack with the brackets sliding into the sleeves, thereby providing support for the component along a substantial portion of the depth of the component without the need to bolt or otherwise fixedly attach the component to the bracket after the component is in the rack. Accordingly, a component can be installed in a rack without the need for any access except from the front of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James Joseph Eberle, Jr., Michael Jon Kepko, Jeffrey Dean Shipe, Sean Patrick Kelly, Bruce Eltringham Barry, Kenneth C. Hall
  • Patent number: 9866004
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes: a base panel having opposed ends; a pair of arms, each of the arms attached to a respective end of the base panel and having a free end; a pair of locking projections, each of the locking projections attached to a respective free end of the arms; and a pair of gripping members, each gripping member attached to a respective arm, each gripping member having opposed ends, wherein one of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arms and the other of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arm or to the base panel. The arms and locking projections are configured to spread apart to enable insertion of a cable between the arms, wherein the gripping projections engage and grip the cable, and wherein the locking projections are configured to be inserted into the aperture of the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 9853434
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes: a base with a front wall having locking projections and a rear wall having an opening; a pair of arcuate front arms mounted to front locations on the base, the front arms extending laterally from opposite sides of the base and having first locking features; and a pair of arcuate rear arms mounted to rear locations on the base, the rear arms extending laterally from opposite sides of the base and having second locking features. The front and rear arms on one side of the base are mounted in back-to-back relationship, and the front and rear arms on the opposite side of the base are mounted such that they are in back-to-back relationship. The locking projections of the base are insertable into the opening. The first locking features of the front arms are interlockable with the second locking features of the rear arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 9848594
    Abstract: The animal trap stabilizer is adapted for use in bedding coil spring or long spring traps. The animal trap stabilizer is a structure formed in the shape of a rectangular shell that provides a non-compressible surface upon which the coil spring or long spring trap can be set. The animal trap stabilizer has formed in the surface a recessed structure that is shaped to allow the coil spring or long spring trap to be placed within the animal trap stabilizer such that the coil spring or long spring trap will be flush to the surface of the animal trap stabilizers. The animal trap stabilizer further comprises a mounting platform and a recessed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Randall Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9840147
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle display system that displays information to be displayed such that the information is recognized by a user inside a vehicle interior in an inner region of a frame of a movable body, wherein a guided portion of a guide device includes a second rotating shaft and first and second rotating bodies disposed coaxially with the rotating shaft, rolling contact surfaces rolling along a guide rail being formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9839211
    Abstract: Embodiments of a boom system for a work vehicle has a first boom member with a plurality of first boom segments aligned lengthwise to extend along a first boom dimension and a second boom member with a plurality of second boom segments aligned lengthwise to extend in the first boom dimension and spaced from the first boom member in a second boom dimension. The boom system also has a union spanning the second boom dimension to couple the first boom member to the second boom member and having a first coupling segment joining consecutive first boom sections together and a second coupling segment joining consecutive second boom sections together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Andrew E. DePriest, Richard J. Chowaniec, Jr., Gregory E. Peterson, Gregory S. McCunn, Jonathan J. Nelson, Sankaran Subramaniam, Nathan Tortorella, Garry E. Baxter, Brandon C. Carlson, Kent A. Klemme, Dolly Y. Wu
  • Patent number: 9841137
    Abstract: A stabilizer pad includes a generally square shape with an interior area having a geometry adapted to removably secure objects having either matching geometrical bases. The pad is capable of stacking upon an identically shaped pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Keith W. Pierce
  • Patent number: 9836081
    Abstract: A display device may be mounted at a predetermined angle via a free-standing display housing. In one example, the display device bracket may include at least two spring loaded tabs and a display monitor affixed to the display device bracket. A base mount may be on a resting surface with at least one side that is configured to make contact with the display device. A rear housing cover may also be included with at least two receiving tabs form-fitted to receive the spring loaded tabs and provide a secure spring-loaded locking position that maintains the display device bracket in a locked position and in an upright predefined angled viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AMX LLC
    Inventors: Phong Viet-Thanh Le, Douglas N. Laube
  • Patent number: 9828084
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for the mitigation of vibrational forces acting on a horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft. According to one aspect, a damper is coupled to a front portion of a horizontal stabilizer to dampen vibrations in a first degree of freedom, with another damper coupled to a mounting point of the horizontal stabilizer to dampen vibrations in a second degree of freedom. The dampers may be passive, operating independently to mitigate vibrational forces, or active, applying a mitigating force to the horizontal stabilizer based on real-time or estimated vibration states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sina Sam Golshany, Todd W. Erickson, Paul R. Tretow, David M. Huntly
  • Patent number: 9826880
    Abstract: A device for supporting a long handled tool in an upright position includes a rod comprising an upper section and a lower section, a collar pivotally attached to the upper section of the rod, and a foot pivotally coupled to the lower section of the rod. One of the upper and lower sections is telescopically received within the other of the upper and lower sections of the rod, and the collar is cylindrically shaped and has an opening on a front side thereof to receive the long handled tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Rosemarie Faraone
  • Patent number: 9827807
    Abstract: A clipboard system comprising a clipboard that cooperates with a case of a portable computing device (e.g., a tablet computer) such that the case attaches to the clipboard to enable interchangeable usage of the portable computing device and the clipboard. The case enables the portable computing device to be enclosed and supported, and utilized while coupled with the clipboard. The case receives the computing device and secures the device therein, while exposing the device display and the device controls for user interaction. The case comprises a backside having affixed thereto an attachment material such as one part of a two-part fastener that securely interfaces to the other part of the fastener material affixed to the clipboard. The attachment material is of sufficient strength to hold the case and enclosed computing device to the clipboard during normal usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: David T. Cooper
  • Patent number: 9828007
    Abstract: An air hose hanger for supporting flexible air hoses of a trainline braking system of a rail car includes a head including a mounting plate for mounting the hanger to a coupler of a rail car, the mounting plate including first and second apertures for receiving bolts for attaching the mounting plate to the coupler, and an arm removably attached to the head. The arm includes a first arm removably attached to the head extending in a substantially vertical direction away from the head, and a second arm integral with the first arm and extending in a horizontal direction substantially parallel to an axis of the coupler. The head is attached to the coupler at three preformed holes formed in the coupler. The head is attached to the arm via respective connector plates having a mating dove-tail connection for connecting the arm and head together to ensure proper installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: A. Stucki Co.
    Inventors: Scott D. Miner, Victoria K. Livingston, James S. Kennedy