Patents Examined by Terrence R. Till
  • Patent number: RE48061
    Abstract: A swimming pool ladder typically utilized with a large capacity swimming pool for enabling bathers to conveniently enter and exit the pool. In its most fundamental embodiment, the swimming pool ladder includes a first ladder section connected to a second ladder section by a top platform. Each ladder section includes a pair of J-shaped side rails for providing a ladder frame. A plurality of rung anchors are mounted upon each of the side rails for supporting a plurality of rungs. Each of the rung anchors includes a load bearing flange. Further, each of the rungs includes a pair of U-shaped openings and a pair of grooves formed within the U-shaped openings for receiving and cooperating with one of the run anchors and the corresponding load bearing flange. Finally, a plurality of retainer pins are provided for removably securing the rungs to the rung anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intex Marketing Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Hsiang Lin, Shen Wu Wong
  • Patent number: RE48148
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a supporting mechanism disposed on a hammock for supporting a mattress, and the supporting mechanism includes a folding component and a plurality of supporting components. The folding component is disposed on a central position of the hammock, and the folding component includes an upper surface, a lower surface and an avoiding section passing through the upper surface and the lower surface. The plurality of supporting components is disposed around the folding component and for supporting the mattress. An end of each of the plurality of supporting components is pivotally connected to the folding component, and the other end of each supporting component is fixed on an edge position of the hammock. The operation of the supporting mechanism is easy so that the hammock and the bedstead can be folded or unfolded together. Accordingly, the present invention is to provide a crib therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: HongGuang Wang, Wen-Qu Hu, Chin-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: RE48205
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided. The laundry treating apparatus may include a cabinet having a receiving space in which laundry is received, a supply device supplying at least one of air or moisture into the receiving space, and a presser provided in the receiving space, the presser including a support device to support the laundry and a compression device to compress the laundry supported by the support device to form a crease in the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Park, Jiyeon Min, Ayeong Lee, Sogkie Hong
  • Patent number: RE48255
    Abstract: The laundry treatment apparatus includes a cabinet having a receiving space for reception of laundry, a feeder configured to feed at least one of air or moisture into the receiving space, a support structure placed in the receiving space, the support structure providing a support space to allow a surface of the laundry to be supported by the support space, a guide affixed in the receiving space, the guide being configured to set a movement range of the laundry to prevent the laundry from deviating from the support space, and a press structure separably coupled to the support structure, the press structure being configured to apply pressure to the laundry positioned in the support space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaemyung Lim, Wookjun Chung, Byeongkook Kim, Junghoi Choi
  • Patent number: RE48470
    Abstract: A garment steaming device includes a steam generator (20) having a heater (22) and an ironing surface (32) against which a fabric of a garment is locatable. An intermediate section (50) is disposed between the steam generator and the ironing surface to transfer heat from the steam generator to the ironing surface so that the ironing surface is indirectly heated by the steam generator via the intermediate section. The operating temperature of the ironing surface is not user selectable during use. Furthermore, the intermediate section is configured to have a thermal transmittance so that, during use, heat transfer from the steam generator to the ironing surface is controlled and the temperature of the ironing surface is maintained between 90° C. and 155° C. when the ironing surface is located against a fabric in each of a stationary condition and a moving condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mohankumar Valiyambath Krishnan, Yongyuan Shan, Yong Jiang, Chee Keong Ong, Maarten Theodoor Henric Pelgrim, Boon Khian Ching, Gary Chi Yang Lim, Asok Kumar Kasevan
  • Patent number: RE48481
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided. The laundry treating apparatus may include a cabinet having a receiving space in which laundry is received, a supply device supplying at least one of air or moisture into the receiving space, and a presser provided in the receiving space, the presser including a support device to support the laundry and a compression device to compress the laundry supported by the support device to form a crease in the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Park, Jiyeon Min, Ayeong Lee, Sogkie Hong
  • Patent number: RE48487
    Abstract: A washing machine including a cabinet with an opening, a door that opens and closes to uncover and cover the opening, respectively, and a door locking device that selectively restrains a motion of the door when the door is closed. This configuration may be used to prevent the door from opening when, for example, the washing machine is in operation. In addition, a structure of a front portion of the opening may facilitate loading and unloading of laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do Yun Lee, Sang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: RE48488
    Abstract: A grate apparatus for covering a pit defined in a floor of a vehicle wash facility includes a plurality of rigid rung pieces having a first end, a second end, an upper surface and a lower surface. The rigid rung pieces are secured in generally parallel and spaced apart fashion by a plurality of flexible strap members. The flexible strap members are secured to each of the rung pieces by a plurality of fasteners. The grate apparatus is moveable between an unwound position where the first end of each of the plurality of rigid rung pieces rests on one of a pair of spaced apart rails located adjacent the pit and the second end of each of the plurality of rung pieces rests on the other of the pair of spaced apart rails and a wound position wherein the plurality of rung pieces and the plurality of flexible straps are oriented in generally coiled position around a centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Belanger
  • Patent number: RE48559
    Abstract: A clothes treatment apparatus includes a cabinet that defines a treatment chamber. The clothes treatment apparatus further includes a door that is configured to open and close at least a portion of the cabinet. The clothes treatment apparatus further includes a wrinkle removal module that is located on an inside of the door, that is configured to remove wrinkles from clothes by applying pressure to the clothes. The wrinkle removal module includes a base plate that is located at the door and that is configured to support clothes. The wrinkle removal module further includes a press plate that is coupled to the base plate, that is configured to rotate relative to the base plate, and that is configured to remove wrinkles from clothes based on pressing against the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jumin Park, Duckwoo Ahn, Youngjin Doh, Hyunggyu Lim
  • Patent number: RE48723
    Abstract: A sill pan is disclosed that is configured for use in spanning rough openings of various lengths. The sill pan includes a base, a pre-formed end flange integral with and extending upwardly from a side edge of the base, a first connector portion formed in the base adjacent to the pre-formed end flange, and a second connector portion formed in the base adjacent to an end opposite to the pre-formed end flange. The sill pan is configured be attachable to an adjacent sill pan with one of the first connector portion and the second connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Endura Products, LLC
    Inventors: George Heid, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: RE48865
    Abstract: A washing machine in which a detergent case is located below a washing tub unit and detergent and wash water are supplied from the detergent case to the washing tub unit by a pump. An overflow hole to prevent overflow of water to the outside the detergent case is provided on the detergent case, and the detergent and the wash water do not overflow the detergent case and are discharged to an outside of the washing machine through the overflow hole when the pump breaks down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Sok Lee, Chang Jae Maeng, Jung Sang Choi, Myung Sun Kang
  • Patent number: RE48866
    Abstract: A case for a computing device includes a rear support surface that is operatively coupled to a perimetral edge that securely engages with a perimetral edge of the computing device. A support stand may be in communication with the rear support surface, wherein the stand is operable to move between one or more elevations. The rear support surface and the perimetral edge may substantially or entirely shield a rear surface of the computing device. The support stand may include a stand mechanism with support and pivot portions, the support portion operable to communicate with a corresponding mounting surface and the pivot portion operable to pivot the support stand between a closed state and one or more elevations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: URBAN ARMOR GEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Armstrong, Jay Veltz
  • Patent number: RE48963
    Abstract: A connection device for computing devices is described. In one or more implementations, a connection device comprises a plurality of connection portions that are physically and communicatively coupled, one to another. Each of the plurality of connection portions has at least one communication contact configured to form a communicative coupling with a respective one of a plurality of computing devices and with at least one other communication contact of another one of the connections portions to support communication between the plurality of computing devices. Each of the plurality of connection portions also includes a magnetic coupling device to form a removable magnetic attachment to the respective one of the plurality of computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nabil Bathiche, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Nigel Stuart Keam, Bernard K. Rihn, Panos C. Panay, David W. Voth
  • Patent number: RE48975
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing non-load bearing interior walls in a wood frame structure in a manner that allows for vertical deflection of the frame includes a plurality of sleeved fastener assemblies, each having a threaded fastener extending through a shorter outer sleeve with an enlarged diameter head. The fasteners hold interior non-load bearing walls in place through a predrilled hole in the top plates of the walls, while being capable of accommodating limited vertical movement caused by vertical deflection of the building frame during construction and beyond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Stodola, Paul Akers
  • Patent number: RE48995
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a chain or chain link comprises inspecting the chain or chain link for signs of wear without using tools and changing the orientation of the chain or chain link or replacing the chain or chain link if signs of wear are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Robert Stolz
  • Patent number: RE49009
    Abstract: An adjustable kettlebell or exercise device includes a handle device formed on a receptacle, and one or more weight members selectively engageable into the receptacle, and a control device includes a shaft engaged through the receptacle and engageable through the weight members for selectively anchoring either of the weight members to the receptacle with the shaft. The weight members each include a bore for engaging with the shaft, and an opening communicating with the bore of the weight members, and the shaft includes one or more pins engageable through the openings of the weight members for selectively engaging with the weight members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BETO ENGINEERING & MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: RE49038
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided. The laundry treating apparatus may include a cabinet having a receiving space in which laundry is received, a supply device supplying at least one of air or moisture into the receiving space, and a presser provided in the receiving space, the presser including a support device to support the laundry and a compression device to compress the laundry supported by the support device to form a crease in the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Park, Jiyeon Min, Ayeong Lee, Sogkie Hong
  • Patent number: RE49100
    Abstract: The laundry treatment apparatus includes a cabinet having a receiving space for reception of laundry, a feeder configured to feed at least one of air or moisture into the receiving space, a support structure placed in the receiving space, the support structure providing a support space to allow a surface of the laundry to be supported by the support space, a guide affixed in the receiving space, the guide being configured to set a movement range of the laundry to prevent the laundry from deviating from the support space, and a press structure separably coupled to the support structure, the press structure being configured to apply pressure to the laundry positioned in the support space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaemyung Lim, Wookjun Chung, Junghoi Choi, Byeongkook Kim
  • Patent number: RE49102
    Abstract: Apparel for monitoring optimal body shell temperature during physical activity. The apparel uses thermochromic dyes and thermochromic inks to indicate changes in body shell temperature as physical activity commences and progresses. The thermochromic dyes and inks reveal when the body shell temperature has reached a temperature indicating optimal muscle performance, and inform the wearer of the apparel whether to increase or decrease the intensity of the physical activity to establish or maintain the optimal body shell temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Kenneth Crockett, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE49161
    Abstract: A selectable weight set apparatus includes a handle assembly including a handle having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. A first weight set is adapted to be supported on the first end portion of the handle and a second weight set is adapted to be supported on the second end portion of the handle. Each of the first and second weight sets includes a plurality of weight plates. An adjustment assembly selects a number of weight plates to be retained to the handle assembly. The adjustment assembly includes at least one selector for movement relative to at least one of the first and second weight sets to engage and select the weight plates in said at least one of the first and second weight sets. A locking assembly fixes the selector relative to said at least one of the first and second weight sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Vintage Gold Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Jake Myre