Patents Examined by Todd M. Epps
  • Patent number: 10959546
    Abstract: An over-the-door hanging apparatus. In one aspect, the apparatus include a mirror apparatus having a rear surface, first and second mounting elements located on the rear surface of the mirror apparatus opposite sides of the vertical centerline; a first elongate member having a first bracket for engaging a top edge of a door, a first hook, and a second hook, and a second elongate member having a second bracket for engaging the top edge of the door, a first hook, and a second hook. The mirror apparatus may be mounted to the first elongate member through slidable mating between the first mounting element and one of the first and second hooks of the first elongate member slidable mating between the second mounting element and one of the first and second hooks of the second elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew S. Kressin, Michael Lee Pyle
  • Patent number: 10962286
    Abstract: Mounting hardware for mounting an insulation module on a furnace wall. The hardware comprises a mounting bracket embedded within the module. The bracket has a plurality of flexible tabs, each tab having a fixed end and a free end. The free ends of the tabs are arranged about a central point and are movable (flexible) relative to the fixed ends. A mounting stud is provided having a fixed end attachable to an inner surface of a furnace wall and a free end. The stud extends from the inner surface, and the stud has an annular groove adjacent the fixed end. The stud is dimensioned to extend through the mounting bracket between the free ends of the tabs and to cause the tabs to flex as the bracket moves along the stud from the free end towards the fixed end, wherein the tabs snap and lock into the annular groove when the bracket reaches the annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Karns
  • Patent number: 10959895
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described for mounting medical equipment on IV poles, bed rails and other supporting structures in medical facilities including operating rooms and critical care sections. A system including a mounting hanger and corresponding equipment housing is disclosed that allows quick mounting and dismounting of equipment from a supporting structure. The novel structural design of mounting hanger including a symmetrical t-slot feature and a plunger lock allows a piece of equipment to be mounted on a supporting structure in multiple orientations as per the requirement which allows a user to optimize the placement of equipment in the medical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cadwell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Jepsen, Richard A. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10957361
    Abstract: A storage device tray has a form factor designed to support a larger storage device, and is configured to secure a small storage device, thereby acting as an adapter between storage device sizes. The storage device tray includes a sliding mechanism configured with pegs that may couple to screw holes in the storage device. The sliding mechanism also exerts a force against the storage device to secure that storage device, and may be locked to further secure that storage device. At least one advantage of this approach is that a storage device can be coupled to a storage device tray without using screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Super Micro Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chen, Lawrence H. Liang, Che-ming Yang
  • Patent number: 10939761
    Abstract: Furniture anti-tipping mechanism includes an L-shaped boot having a first portion and a second portion shorter than the first portion and having an upwardly extending position at an angle (less than 180°) to the first portion. A side rail extends upward from a lateral edge of the first portion. The first portion is attached to a bottom surface of the furniture by a screw or bolt which fits through a respective aperture in the first portion or by adhesive on an upper surface of the first planar portion in a position to contact a bottom surface of the furniture. The second portion is attached to a rear surface of the furniture by a screw or bolt which fits through a respective aperture in the second portion or by adhesive on an inner surface of the second planar portion in a position to contact the rear surface of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dooli Products, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Steven G. Marton
  • Patent number: 10935050
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mount bracket which is configured for a fan. The mount bracket includes a button plate, a frame and a plurality of vibration-absorbing components. The button plate is mounted with a motor mount. The frame surrounds the button plate, and the frame has an inner lateral surface and an outer lateral surface. A plurality of fixing structures protrude from the outer lateral surface of the frame. The inner lateral surface of the frame and an outer lateral surface of the button plate form an annular gap therebetween. The vibration-absorbing components are spaced apart from each other and located in the annular gap, and the vibration-absorbing components are located between and connected to the outer lateral surface of the button plate and the inner lateral surface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Lung Lin, Chien-Heng Lai, Shi-Man Xu
  • Patent number: 10927980
    Abstract: A support collar for cables, pipes or the like includes a head portion having a pass-through opening; two side portions extending from the head portion and ending with abutment portions disposed substantially parallel to the head portion and with a coupling element adapted to engage the collar onto a support plate or the head portion of another support collar; and retaining members within the housing area for retaining firmly the cable or pipe. The retaining members include a clip having retaining arms that extend inside the housing area and can be elastically splayed to engage the cable or pipe due to an elastic pressure exerted transversely thereon. Each of the retaining arms cooperates with a flap that extends into the housing area opposite of the retaining arms, so that the flap is abutted against the retaining arm when the cable or pipe is engaged in the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Alberto Varale
  • Patent number: 10928657
    Abstract: A magnetic eye protection holder is disclosed which can hold a pair of eye glasses, safety glasses or safety goggles. The holder includes a hollow shell having an exterior surface and an interior surface. The hollow shell has an upper edge, a lower edge, a first end extending from the upper edge to the lower edge, and a second end spaced apart from the first end and located distal from the upper and lower edges. The hollow shell has a first surface inclined relative to the first end, and a second surface spaced apart from and located above the first surface. The magnetic eye protection holder also includes a magnet positioned in the hollow shell and located adjacent to the first end. The magnetic eye protection holder further includes a backing member secured to the first end of the hollow shell which retains the magnet in the hollow shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: All About Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Brogan S. Schein, Eric S. Hamberger
  • Patent number: 10920814
    Abstract: A bracket configured to mechanically couple an actuator an accessory component. The bracket may be mounted relative to the accessory component, and the bracket may allow the actuator to be mounted without the use of tools. The bracket may also allow the actuator to be mounted in each of two or more orientations such that the actuator is able to drive the accessory component in each of two directions, depending on the mounting orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Bokusky, Matthew Decker, Jason L. Ableitner, William Atwood, Trevor Litke
  • Patent number: 10918453
    Abstract: A portable transport system for containing and transporting monitoring system components includes a case for enclosing the monitoring system components. At least two wheels are located on the case. A collapsible monitoring component assembly for supporting the monitoring system components that telescopes between a collapsed position, wherein the collapsible monitoring component assembly is substantially contained within the case and an open position. A handle assembly is associated with the collapsible monitoring component assembly for moving the collapsible monitoring component assembly between the collapsed position and the open position. The handle assemble further acts as a pull handle for moving the portable transport system on the at least two wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10920923
    Abstract: A portable mounting device that is configured to mount relatively small accessory devices, such as radars or lights, on a vessel or vehicle, such as a boat. The device uses a number of connectors that enable its components to be easily assembled and disassembled for ease of use, transportation, and storage, while still forming a strong device that is capable of supporting the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: John A Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10913145
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing a robotic arm cart for transporting, delivering, and securing robotic arms to a surgical table having a tabletop on which a patient can be disposed are described herein. In some embodiments described herein an arm cart can contain multiple robotic arms. A robotic arm can be selected and moved from a storage position within the arm cart to a deployment position in which at least a portion of that robotic arm protrudes from the arm cart. A robotic arm in a deployment position can be coupled to a surgical table and decoupled from the arm cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: David James Cagle, Wayne Grout, Seung Mo Lim, Karen Shakespear Koenig, Robert T. Wiggers
  • Patent number: 10914079
    Abstract: A magnetic holding system for securely affixing an object to a wall surface including a first magnetic sheet layer having specific polarity line spacing, a second layer having magnetic receptive properties, and finally an object with a mounting surface designed to abut the second layer, the mounting surface including a magnetic material having specific polarity line spacing that is substantially the same as the specific polarity line spacing of the first layer and a sheet of steel, such that, when the object polarity line spacing is aligned with the first layer polarity line spacing, the object is securely held to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Deetz Family, LLC
    Inventor: Dayton J. Deetz
  • Patent number: 10917035
    Abstract: A set of connectors for modular support platforms is provided. The connectors are used to aggregate at least two support elements, forming a support platform which can be rearranged by adding new support elements and connectors. The set of connectors is used to form a modular support platform for a solar panel power plant, allowing its installation in water surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SOLARISFLOAT, LDA
    Inventors: Nuno Correia, Carla Gomes, Ricardo Pinto, Luis Pina, Nuno Moita, Jorge Teixeira Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10914407
    Abstract: Example aspects of riser support assembly and a method for adjusting a riser support assembly are disclosed. The riser support assembly can comprise a riser support pipe and a mount extending from a side of the riser support pipe, the mount configured to engage a mounting surface and to selectively adjust a height of the riser support assembly relative to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Nicholas Stagliano Ohnemus
  • Patent number: 10905241
    Abstract: A piece of furniture and an anti-tipping mechanism include a frame having a front and a rear, at least one drawer slidable through the front of the frame into and partly out of the frame, and one or more L-shaped boots each having a first elongate planar portion and a second planar portion shorter than the first planar portion with the second planar portion having a position at an angle to the first planar portion. The second planar portion is attached to a rear surface of the frame to be alongside and in contact therewith. The first planar portion is situated below the front and rear of the frame and extends forward of the front of the frame when the second planar portion is attached to the rear surface of the frame to aid in preventing tipping of the piece of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dooli Products, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Steven G. Marton
  • Patent number: 10900706
    Abstract: A double-telescoping leg leveler is provided having an upper member, a central member, and a foot. The upper member is adapted to attach the leveler to an appliance. The central member includes an external thread pattern and is adapted to rotatably couple the foot to the upper member. The internal thread patterns of the foot and central member include a distal end that is shaped to enable a retraction of the leveler. The internal thread patterns of the foot and the central member are also configured to prevent the foot and central member from becoming disengaged from the leveler when extending the leveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Mckenzie
  • Patent number: 10881274
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John O. McWeeney, Christopher A. Benning, Robert Castoldi, John F. Howard, Brian Intoccia, Gary Kappel, William L. Churchill
  • Patent number: 10876682
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support for mounting in or on an upright member, the support comprising a first region and a second region, the first and second regions being separated by a bend in the support, the second region having item attachment region. The present support may be used to support an item such as a shelf, or to hang an item therefrom. The support of the present invention is configured so as to be insertable into a channel in an upright member (such as a wall) or into a receiving means that is in turn fixed to or inserted into an upright member. Also provided is a support system comprising a support as described herein, and a substantially upright member comprising a channel extending thereinto, the channel angled into the member, the channel having an upper wall and a lower wall, optionally the upper wall having a recess disposed therein. The channel may be angled downwardly into the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Luke Anthony Murphy
  • Patent number: 10874208
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example adjustable laptop mount includes: a first segment having a first end and a second end; a second segment having a first end and a second end; a third segment having a first end and a second end, the first end of the third segment to at least partially overlap the second end of the first segment and the second end of the third segment to at least partially overlap the first end of the second segment; a first attachment mechanism at the first end of the first segment to removably affix the first segment to a first furniture element; a second attachment mechanism at the second end of the second segment to removably affix the second segment to a second furniture element; a fourth segment having a first end and a second end, the second end of the fourth segment to attach to a tray; and a clamp at the third segment to removably affix the fourth segment to the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CKnapp Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Chance Knapp, Brandon Meyer