Patents Examined by Steven Marsh
  • Patent number: 9829119
    Abstract: A securing device for mechanical components that is comprised of the securing device is designed as a longitudinal plastic strip comprised of a first complementary tab and a second complementary tab. The first complementary tab and the second complementary tab interlock together and rest flush against one another in a manner that lines up the hole of the first complementary tab with the hole of the second complementary tab. The securing device may be surrounded by a cushion to improve the securing functionality of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mathieu Desjardins, Dimitri Laflamme, Frederic Wallman, Rachid Ouallou, Jeremi Proulx
  • Patent number: 9820571
    Abstract: A lift system including a bracket configured to support an object, a support having a first end and a second end, the first end being movably engaged to the bracket, at least one cam engaged to the second end of the support, and a base including a cam follower configured to engage the at least one cam, and at least one bias element having a first end and a second end, the first end engaged to the cam follower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun C. Lindblad
  • Patent number: 9815389
    Abstract: An adjustment device for adjusting a longitudinal position of a vehicle seat, comprises: a first guide rail; a spindle fixed to the first guide rail and extending along a longitudinal axis; a second guide rail being linearly movable along the longitudinal axis with respect to the first guide rail, the second guide rail having a base and a first leg extending from the base; and a gearing fixed to the second guide rail and having a housing, the gearing being in operative connection with the spindle to move the second guide rail relative to the first guide rail. At least one support member is arranged on the second guide rail, the at least one support member having a support face extending transversely to the longitudinal axis and facing the housing of the gearing for supporting the gearing with respect to the second guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Coburg
    Inventors: James Elsarelli, Adam Coulston
  • Patent number: 9819163
    Abstract: A flexible cable tray adapted to connect to cable tray sections. The flexible cable tray includes a base and flexible side walls, all of which are bendable to be adapted to support and guide cables to and from their intended locations through intersections, over beams and/or under beams, and may also be used as a vertical offset. The side walls may be laid flat to the base to enable easy shipment or bent inwardly to provide further support for the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: WBT, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Gregg Winn
  • Patent number: 9819302
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods described herein can be used to secure a rail to a module or the rail to a support using a nut that can be inserted at a desired point of mounting. Another exemplary system describes a flashing to be inserted under a roof shingle, wherein the flashing is secured to a support for a rail or module. Yet another exemplary system describes a clamp that secures a rail or module and is adjustable along the length of a post. Spacers can be added to the post to extend the adjustment range of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sunrun South LLC
    Inventors: Greg McPheeters, Chris Oestreich, Ethan Miller
  • Patent number: 9806666
    Abstract: The system and method invention herein disclosed and claimed is a bracket and mounting method used to mount a solar panel frame to a corrugated roof without requiring any tools or special skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: David Katz, Marianne Walpert
  • Patent number: 9801478
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the apparatus may comprise a support structure comprising a rear surface and a mirror supported by the support structure. First and second mounting plates may be secured to the rear surface of the support structure that each comprise a first aperture defined by a closed-geometry edge. First and second elongate bracket members, each comprising a front surface, a rear surface, a first mounting element protruding from the front surface, and a bracket extending from the rear surface of the first elongate bracket may be provided. The support structure may be mounted to the first and second elongate bracket members, at least in part, by the first mounting elements slidably mating with a portion of the closed-geometry edge of the first aperture of the first and second mounting plates respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Kressin, Michael Lee Pyle
  • Patent number: 9802307
    Abstract: An intermediate link for a tool arm assembly is provided. The intermediate link includes first and second connectors that are at least partially rotatable about respective first and second rotation axes. The intermediate link includes first and/or second lock rotation mechanisms that are configured to selectively prevent rotation of the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia A. Aelker, Gavin A. Barnes, Robert O. Brady, Erik A. Holmen, Steven D. MacFarlane, Keith E. Maxwell, Jeffreys R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9803797
    Abstract: A storm protection system for covering the opening of a building with a flexible material. The system includes a bracket having a first panel and a second panel, the panels each having a surface, the first surface and the second surface of the bracket having a plurality of protrusions disposed thereon (and various embodiments thereof). Another embodiment utilizing at least one inclined planar portion connected to a planar portion of the bracket at the first edge of the inclined planar portion and an elongated member connected to the at least one inclined planar portion for securing a flexible material. A last embodiment includes a planar bracket having a first end and a second end, the planar bracket made of a resilient material. All embodiments operable to hold a flexible material (fabric, screen . . . etc.) over an opening to a building to protect the opening during a storm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen J. Motosko, Stephen J. Motosko, III, Catherine Motosko
  • Patent number: 9806669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single-axis follower support system (1) for a solar collector (9) comprising a stationary structure (2) for anchoring to the ground; and a platform (30) suitable for supporting a solar collector, attached to at least one central horizontal beam (32) rotatably mounted on the stationary structure along a horizontal rotational axis inside at least one bearing (4) attached to the stationary structure; wherein the at least one bearing (4) comprises: a rotatable part (5) having a cavity (50) for receiving the central beam and a guide rail (51) in the shape of a circular arc centered on said horizontal rotational axis, wherein said guide rail extends below said cavity; and a base (7) retained on the stationary structure and onto which rolling members are attached which are rollingly mounted in the guide rail of the rotatable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Madyan Michotte De Welle
  • Patent number: 9796343
    Abstract: A universal accessory mount having bracket mounting portions and spacing segments that are configurable together to match the shape or curve of the vehicle exterior or other aftermarket vehicle accessory. Right-side and left-side and U-shaped brackets are each attachable to the bracket mounting portions to accommodate vehicle accessories of varying dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Addictive Desert Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Jared A. Hare
  • Patent number: 9800028
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a gripping cable hanger assembly system for the solar, mining, and electrical industry. The gripping cable hanger is comprised of a support wire gripping mechanism, cable carrier supports/receptacles, data carrier wire capability, space between said wire carriers with said wire comprising a shape retention material that may have a high dielectric, UV resistant coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: Allen Garrett Smith, Frank Edward Hodge, David James Prasko, Timothy Joseph Wedding
  • Patent number: 9799436
    Abstract: A magnetic attraction-fixing assembly and a rotating support structure for a portable device are provided. The magnetic attraction-fixing assembly includes two magnetic units, the two magnetic units stacked with and attracting each other; wherein each of the magnetic units respectively comprises a circular magnetic component and at least one annular magnetic component around the circular magnetic component, a magnetic pole of the circular plane of the circular magnetic component is an unlike pole to a magnetic pole of an annular plane of the annular magnetic component that is adjacent to the circular magnetic component. The rotating support structure comprises two magnetic units and a body. Magnetic attractions in both radial and axial directions are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Bing-Zhang Lee
  • Patent number: 9790740
    Abstract: A step ladder step hook (110) and 45 degree offset horizontal frame (112) intersect to create an embodiment for a vertical thumb rest (114) and vertical handle (116). This handle makes it faster, safer, and easy for a user to move a can of paint or utility bucket from step to step on a step ladder. Left- or right-handed painters can maneuver their can of paint or utility bucket with our unique easy to grip handle. A lower vertical hook (118) will easily hook to a can of paint or utility bucket. The step ladder hook (110) will simply be hung to the step ladder step through the easy to grip handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Albert Bardill, Vito Monteleone
  • Patent number: 9791244
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a compact and lightweight rifle scope display adapter configured to be affixed in front of the objective lens of a rifle scope. The display adapter includes a receptacle that enables the adapter to be electrically connected to a ballistic computer, rangefinder or other targeting mechanism. The display adapter is configured to receive aimpoint information and project illuminated symbology that is brought into focus by the rifle scope optics in such a way that the symbology appears to overlay an image of a scene on which the rifle scope is focused. The adapter includes a mounting assembly that provides two attachment mechanisms. A first ring of the RDA can be screwed into the threads on the interior surface of the scope. Additionally, the scope can be inserted into a second ring of the RDA and provides compressive, radial pressure against the outside surface of the scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Tony Maryfield, Mahyar Dadkhah, Christian Cugnetti
  • Patent number: 9786258
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus may include a hanging element and a frame coupled to the hanging element. The frame may include a shoulder portion and a load-bearing crossbeam coupled to the shoulder portion. The load-bearing crossbeam may include a collar at a center of the load-bearing crossbeam. The collar may be sized to releasably secure a portion of an instrument. In some embodiments, the instrument may be a musical instrument, a tool, or a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: John Keller
  • Patent number: 9777870
    Abstract: A bracket useful for seismic bracing of conduits is described. The bracket is placeable over a threaded rod and includes sidewalls for accepting a fastener and a pair of apertures for attaching to a brace. Certain brackets are stackable, allowing for the attachment of multiple braces from a single anchored rod. Other brackets include two parts that allow the bracket to be assembled about a threaded rod without removing elements which might previously be attached to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Steven Andrew Roth
  • Patent number: 9777871
    Abstract: The system herein disclosed and claimed is hinged pipe mounting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Jiaxing Tian
  • Patent number: 9775734
    Abstract: A hand support device and method for somatosensory input to the palm comprises a support portion and an attachment portion. The support portion forms a rounded surface that supports a hand of a user. The attachment portion attaches to a structure. The device activates purposeful motor movement with accurate motor control for users with Dyspraxia when employed in conjunction with evidence-based developmental pedagogy in high stimulating tasks such as music education per the Rancer Method (Kupferstein & Walsh, 2015). In one example, the hand support device attaches to a piano and clamps to the keyslip allowing the user to rest their hand while playing the piano. In another example, the hand support device is adapted to attach to a surface of a laptop or desk with a base surface that is disposed above the laptop, allowing the user to rest their hand while typing on the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Doogri, Inc.
    Inventor: Henny Kupferstein
  • Patent number: 9770098
    Abstract: A novel table leg connection and method of assembly are disclosed. The connection may comprise a stand having a hole, a leg including a pin extending away from one end of the leg wherein the pin is configured to fit within the stand hole, and a locking bracket having prongs configured to engage the pin, wherein the stand has an interior wall having grooves configured to engage the locking bracket. The locking bracket may include a fastening arm disposed opposite the prongs and extending substantially orthogonally away from the locking bracket. The pin may have a slot configured to engage the prongs of the locking bracket. The method of assembly may comprise inserting a pin of a leg into a hole of a stand, sliding a locking bracket having prongs through grooves formed in the interior wall of the stand, and pushing the locking bracket toward the pin until the prongs are frictionally engaged by the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Prospect Furniture LLC
    Inventor: Richard Holbrook