Patents Examined by Terrence R. Till
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE49257
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a grip apparatus for exercise equipment, the grip apparatus comprising: a first annular member having a first annular sidewall and a first flange extending radially inwardly from the first annular sidewall; a second annular member having a second annular sidewall and a second flange extending radially inwardly outwardly from the second annular sidewall, a diameter of the second annular sidewall being less than a diameter of the first annular sidewall, the second annular member being positioned within the first annular member whereby the first annular sidewall, the second annular sidewall, the first flange and the second flange define together an annular chamber; a handle member connected to the second annular sidewall; and a bearing in the annular chamber, the first annular sidewall frictionally engaging a first race of the bearing and the second annular sidewall frictionally engaging a second race of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ORBITAL ROTATION ACCESSORY INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Vezio Artioli
  • Patent number: RE49412
    Abstract: A ruler for mixing the ingredients of a selected beverage is slidably received in a vertical slot formed on the inside wall of a pitcher. The beverage ingredients for mixing are listed on each side of the ruler. The list of ingredients for each beverage is color coded to distinguish one beverage from another. The amount and order for mixing the ingredients in the pitcher are identified by parallel spaced measuring lines extending from the bottom to the top of the ruler. The lowermost measuring line on the ruler identifies the first ingredient added to the pitcher. The remaining ingredients are sequentially added to the pitcher to the level of the measuring line identifying each ingredient. The ingredients for mixing are added to the pitcher without requiring the volume of each ingredient to be separately measured and added. With the mixing ruler being releasably attached to the pitcher a set of mixing rulers for a collection of beverage recipes is available for use in mixing beverages in the pitcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Lee T. Morgan
  • Patent number: RE49611
    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: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do Yun Lee, Sang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: RE49678
    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: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jumin Park, Duckwoo Ahn, Youngjin Doh, Hyunggyu Lim
  • Patent number: RE49744
    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: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Park, Jiyeon Min, Ayeong Lee, Sogkie Hong
  • Patent number: RE49833
    Abstract: An improved foam piston pump in which a multiple of air pumps are disposed coaxially about a piston member and spaced axially along the piston member, preferably coaxially with a liquid pump for discharging air and liquid as foam. Each air pump is preferably provided by a modular piston within a modular casing assembly such that arrangements with one, two or more identical air pumps can be assembled from a plurality of the same modular components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: RE49836
    Abstract: A hanger for supporting a held member from a holding member is provided with a seat member adapted for supporting the held member, first and second side members connected to the seat member, the first and second side members having lower portions and upper portions, the lower portions of the first and second side members each having inner an face and an outer face with the inner faces facing each other, and the upper portions of the first and second side members being connected to first and second back flanges respectively, the upper portions of the first and second side members each having an inner face and an outer face, and the first and second back flanges being adapted to be connected to the holding member by a plurality of fasteners, wherein the inner faces of the lower portions of the first and second side members and the inner faces of the upper portions of the first and second side members form reflex angles with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Jin-Jie Lin
  • Patent number: RE49960
    Abstract: A package film is provided for attaching to a base member to define a package. The package film construction includes a top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface. A removable adhesive is provided having a defined pattern applied below the bottom surface. A polyethylene (PE) emulsion layer is provide that covers at least a portion of the adhesive pattern, with the PE emulsion layer being heat sealable to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Donavan Young