Patents Examined by William L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10973724
    Abstract: A casket includes two side panel structures, two end panels, and a bottom panel. Each end panel is operably coupled to both of the side panel structures. The bottom panel, the two side panel structures and two end panels form, at least in part, a casket container configured to receive adult human remains. Each side panel structure includes a fixed member and a movable member. Each movable member is coupled to one of the fixed members such that each movable member is rotatable relative to the fixed members between a first position and a second position. When each of the movable members is in the first position, the outer surfaces of the movable member and the fixed member are substantially coplanar. When each of the movable members is in the second position, the outer surfaces of the movable member and fixed member are not substantially coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis
  • Patent number: 10974490
    Abstract: A large lightweight molded coffin comprises a large pulp molded outer shell lined with a reinforcing spacer material such as single faced Re-board®, a honeycomb structure or a molded spacer material conforming to and adhering to said shell and an inner shell made of molded pulp or a paper based material. A method for manufacturing such a lightweight coffin involves pressing slurried pulp between a first male mold half covered with elastomeric material and a second female mold half, to form the molded pulp shell, and gluing the reinforcing spacer material to the interior of said outer molded pulp shell and the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ORGANOCLICK AB
    Inventors: Per Sundblad, Torbjörn Hansson, Tommy Ollevik, Mårten Hellberg
  • Patent number: 10966495
    Abstract: A charity box device is provided which counts the acts of charity and the dollar amounts inserted by the users of the device by inserting coins into the coin counter. The device then relays the total counts of acts of charity and dollar amounts to a remote database, which may be on a website that is accessible for the user from any computer or internet device. The total amounts may also be obtained and displayed by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Stewart Holzkenner
  • Patent number: 10959901
    Abstract: A cremation display is incorporated into a decorative receiver that is operably controlled by a motioning mechanism. The motioning mechanism is located within a base. The base fully supports the decorative receiver. The receiver can take on a decorative element; certain embodiments incorporate an American flag, while certain other embodiments incorporate a heart. Within the decorative receiver is a liquid that creates a decorative effect when the motioning mechanism is activated. The receiver is also configured to hold the cremated remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: William Jansen, Tamara Jansen
  • Patent number: 10954068
    Abstract: A package receiving system includes a shoot extending through a wall of a building from an exterior of the building to an interior of the building; a first door positioned on the exterior of the building providing access to the shoot; a second door positioned on the interior of the building and providing access to the interior of the building; and a conveyer belt positioned at a bottom of the shoot to transport a package from the exterior to the interior; the second door is to open to allow the package to enter into the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Andrew Nevison
  • Patent number: 10952520
    Abstract: Disclosed is a personal grooming device for catching, holding and disposing trimmed hair, including a retractable drawer coupled to an enclosure by a collapsible arm assembly, with a flexible sheet rolled onto a roller inside the enclosure. A bias spring biases rotation of the roller within the enclosure to maintain tension on the sheet as the drawer is extended or retracted from the enclosure. A removable bin is coupled to the enclosure, the bin having an enclosed space to capture trimmed hair as the sheet is retracted and rolled onto the roller. The bin is easily removed for disposing of the trimmed hair. The device is mountable to a mirror using suction cups, Velcro, or other attachment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: David Andrew Neville
  • Patent number: 10952556
    Abstract: A housing system is provided with a housing device 10 that is installed, for example, at an entrance of an individual house of a user, and stores a delivery object or the like addressed to the user while being locked, and a managing server 20 for managing the housing state of the housing device 10. The housing device 10 has, for example, a square pillar shape, and on its one side face, a display for use in displaying and keys or the like for use in inputting information are disposed, on the other two side faces, doors of housing boxes are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Shuhei Hara
  • Patent number: 10957142
    Abstract: A security cassette (100) for valuable papers (1), including a cover (101), a receiving area (102) for receiving a plurality of the valuable papers, wherein the receiving area (102) is closeable with the cover (101), a protective device (110, 112) for the valuable papers in order to enable devaluation of the valuable papers in the receiving area (102), wherein the security cassette (100) includes at least one sub-divider (120) which divides the receiving area (102) and holds valuable paper bundles (2) respectively with a plurality of bundles of valuable papers such that the valuable paper bundles (2) held by the sub-divider (120) are arranged parallel upright in the receiving area (102), and that two adjacent valuable paper bundles (2) held by the sub-divider (120) are respectively separated from one another by an intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Villiger
  • Patent number: 10947765
    Abstract: A cover plate device comprises a cover plate, a support plate and the damping assembly, wherein the cover plate is located at the upper part of the support plate, the damping assembly is provided on one side edge of the cover plate, and the assisting damper and a rotating damper are respectively connected with a support shaft on the support plate, so that the cover plate is rotatably connected with the support plate. The assisting damper comprises a shell I, a pin roll, a driving shaft, a driven shaft and a spring assembly, wherein a damper working chamber is arranged in the shell I; the driving shaft, the driven shaft and the spring assembly are all located in the damper working chamber; and when the driving shaft rotates, the driven shaft is driven to translate along the length direction of the damper working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Koujun Wu, Baozhong Sun
  • Patent number: 10941596
    Abstract: A bearing including a substrate and a low friction layer, where the bearing includes an annular shape including a radial bearing portion in the form of an axially-extending base region, and an axial bearing portion in the form of a radially-extending flange, where the axial bearing portion terminates in a deep drawn axially extending lip, and at least one of a radial coining region or an axial coining region, where the radial coining region is positioned along the radially-extending flange and forms an annular depression, where the axial coining region is positioned along the axially-extending base region, and where the axial coining region is deformed so as to be non-parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kathrin Hoenig, Lukas Plioska, Hans-Juergen Jaeger
  • Patent number: 10932602
    Abstract: A theft prevention package container having a package chute positioned in a top surface thereof and a slot positioned on a back surface thereof to receive a lower end of a garage door so as to hold the package container in a position where it is locked in place by the garage door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jerry L. Hauck
  • Patent number: 10918554
    Abstract: An urn includes a container body and a lid that covers an internal cavity of the container body. Filigree wires attached to exterior surfaces of the container body and lid define cells filled with layers of enamel. The filigree wires are twisted wires that have a beaded texture, and have exposed portions that extend beyond the layers of enamel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Terrybear, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie A. Jacobs, Lavina C. Lau
  • Patent number: 10915149
    Abstract: A device includes a housing. The housing can define a duct having a central axis. A first loading surface can extend into the duct toward the central axis, while a second loading surface can extend into the duct toward the central axis. A first driver and a second driver can be situated within the duct along the central axis. The first driver can abut the second driver. A first spring biases the first driver away from the first loading surface, thereby causing the first driver to apply a first loading force to the second driver. A second spring applies a second loading force to the second driver, along a common direction with the first loading force, to bias the second driver away from the second loading surface, with the first spring and second spring operating in parallel on the second driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Alberto Cavallaro, Wayne Morrison, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10909645
    Abstract: The system is a means of communicating between a user in a third-party, the third-party may be alive or deceased. In summary, the system is the recordation of a memory an apology or praise, memorialized in physical form, such as in a letter, the letter than stored in an item such as lock it and the item shared with a third party or carried by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Inessa Yakovleva, Mark Gaker
  • Patent number: 10905616
    Abstract: A method for preparing a likeness of a deceased human or animal, incorporating said human or animal's cremains in the likeness, prepared on a flat surface, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Heide Hatry
  • Patent number: 10898021
    Abstract: A container for receiving package delivery is described. The container includes a base, a lid, and a weight component. The lid is coupled to the base. The weight component is sized to fit into the base. The weight component forms a tank to enclose a material and provide weight to the container. The weight component includes a recess and a port. The recess is defined in the weight component. The port is disposed within the recess to be interior to the base when the weight component is place within the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Ryan Rampton
  • Patent number: 10900264
    Abstract: A hinge structure and a casing using the same are provided. The hinge structure includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a shaft and a connection member, wherein the shaft is fixed on the connection member. The second component includes a bushing and a limiting member, wherein the shaft is received in the bushing, the limiting member is disposed on the bushing, and the first component is detachably installed on the second component through the limiting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ching-Chih Chang, Chin-Yueh Liu
  • Patent number: 10888188
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided that include a repository for receipt of an object and a mechanism for shielding from view the object. The repository may take the form of a mailbox and the object may be a letter, e.g., a letter addressed to Santa. The shielding mechanism is actuated by a trigger that is associated with the repository and, in exemplary embodiments, is triggered by an activity normally associated with the repository, e.g., raising a flag on a mailbox. The trigger actuation may interact with an electronic control system, a mechanical control system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CSS Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Cirri, David Seales, Stephen Signore, Huang Meng-Suen
  • Patent number: 10888189
    Abstract: An electronic parcel locker comprising an outside enclosure constituted of two side panels, of a bottom panel, of a top panel and of a back panel fastened together and defining a front aperture of the electronic parcel locker, and an internal structure for supporting parcels deposited in the electronic parcel locker, the internal structure being constituted of an array of bars with a same length regularly aligned essentially perpendicularly to the back panel and selectively movable between extended positions where a front end of the array of bars is aligned with the front aperture of the electronic parcel locker, and retractable positions where the bars of the array of bars corresponding to shapes of parcels to be deposited in said electronic parcel locker are retractable towards the back panel for defining temporary compartments exactly adapted to shapes of the parcels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Stéphane Pointeau
  • Patent number: 10890334
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for an associated appliance door includes an arm and a lever pivotally connected to the arm. The lever and arm are adapted to pivot relative to each other about a main pivot axis between a first position that corresponds to a closed position of the associated appliance door and a second position that corresponds to an opened position of the associated appliance door. A slide link is located adjacent the lever. A damper engagement structure is connected to the slide link. A biasing system urges the arm and lever toward the first position. A damper system includes a damper that damps pivoting movement between the arm and the lever for at least part of the movement between the arm and the lever when the arm and lever pivot relative to each other from the first position toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mansfield Engineered Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. White, James J. Collene