Patents Examined by William L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10267055
    Abstract: A fastener-less single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly for containing cremated remains has a first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columberiums, a second single door multi-niche dual locking modular columberiums, and a plurality of spacers. The first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums and additional single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums have a plurality of solid vertical walls, a plurality of aligned horizontal bases, a top plate, a bottom plate, a first side, a second side, a unitary door, a hinge, and a dual non-identical key locking mechanism. The fastener-less single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly is configurable, expandable, and alignable using the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: William Edgar Mercer
  • Patent number: 10258530
    Abstract: A vault lowering aid comprising a housing; an elongated member; a drive shaft; a drive sprocket disposed within the housing and engaged with the draft shaft, such that a rotation of the draft shaft causes a rotation of the drive sprocket; at least one driven sprocket disposed within the housing and engaged with the drive sprocket via a chain, wherein the chain enables the rotation of the drive sprocket to cause a rotation of the driven sprocket; a driven shaft, wherein the driven shaft is engaged with the driven sprocket, such that the rotation of the driven sprocket causes the rotation of the driven shaft, and wherein the driven shaft is configured to engage a vault lowering device geared box; and at least one guide mechanism configured to secure the vault lowering aid on the geared box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Funeral Source, LLC
    Inventors: Boyd Anderson, Ron Creech
  • Patent number: 10258528
    Abstract: Caskets, cap panel assemblies for a casket, and methods for manufacturing cap panel assemblies are described. A casket may include a casket shell, at least one casket cap pivotally mounted on the casket shell, and a cap panel assembly mounted in the at least one casket cap. The cap panel assembly may include a cap panel, a puffing member attached to each edge of the cap panel, and a cap panel insert. The cap panel insert is fastened to the cap panel using pins. The cap panel insert can include a frame, fabric, filler, and a backing board. The cap panel insert can include elastic or ribbon-shaped straps positioned on a front face of the cap panel insert. The elastic or ribbon-shaped straps can be positioned in a lattice or grid-like arrangement. The cap panel insert can include a mounting bracket or a screw and wire assembly for mounting the cap panel insert on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Matthews International Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle Helena Denk, Yves Joseph Allard, Ronald C. George
  • Patent number: 10252858
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a caddy for cleaning supplies combining a storage tray, integrated chute and removable storage bin for holding dirty or contaminated items. The caddy generally has an upper section with a carrying handle for holding cleaning tools and a lower section used as a storage bin for dirty or contaminated items. In operation, the upper tray is removably fastened to the lower bin wherein the tray acts as a cover for the storage bin with the sidewalls of the storage tray positioned above the lower bin. Accordingly, the entire storage bin opening is covered by the tray when the upper section is fastened thereto. Additionally, a chute extends through the storage tray for depositing dirty or contaminated materials without unfastening the upper section from the lower section. Thus, unused or otherwise clean items are separated from dirty items while still being sufficiently held in a single caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Lindsay D. Pearson, Daniel W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10251503
    Abstract: A delivery/drop box is provided for parcels and products (“items”). The box comprises: a frame; a plurality of wall, floor, fixed roof, and fixed front panels securable to the frame; a cam roof section hingeably securable to at least one of the frame and the fixed roof section; a drop door assembly hingeably securable to at least one of the frame and the fixed front panel. As the drop door assembly is moved to an open position, the cam roof section moves to a raised position and an opening into an interior of the box is created. The box further comprises a lockable door panel hingeably securable to one of the side or rear panels, whereby an item passed through the opening into the interior of the box is accessible when the door panel is unlocked and open and is inaccessible when the door panel is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Fulps
  • Patent number: 10253806
    Abstract: A rotatable connection for a mount device for placement in an operating room includes an adjustable stopping mechanism that can be disposed between a first connection component and a second connection component that is mounted rotatably relative to the first connection component about an axis of rotation. The adjustable stopping mechanism may be adapted to establish at least two different relative rotational angles of the connection components relative to one another or at least two different rotation ranges. The adjustable stopping mechanism includes a rotation lock that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the first connection component and a coupling part that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the second connection component and that has a form-locking contour for establishing individual rotational angle positions, and may include a stopping device with an integral stop. The stopping device may be non-rotatingly positionable. A support system or mount device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ONDAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Ronny Bauditz, Andreas Göbel, Annika Euler
  • Patent number: 10247352
    Abstract: A rotatable connection for a stand apparatus for arrangement in an operating room, including an adjustable stop mechanism, which can be arranged between a first connection component and a second connection component mounted rotatably about a rotational axis relative to the first connection component and which is configured to define different rotational angles or rotation ranges of the connection components relative to each other. The adjustable stop mechanism includes: a stop ring which can be mounted to the first connection component in an anti-rotational manner, an anti-rotation device, a stop device with a counter stop, and a rotary block. The stop device can be positioned at the anti-rotation device in different rotational angle positions in an anti-rotational manner. A support system or a stand apparatus with such a rotatable connection and a method for adjusting the adjustable stop mechanism are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ONDAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Ronny Bauditz, Andreas Gobel, Annika Euler
  • Patent number: 10245203
    Abstract: A holder for storing cremation ashes. The holder comprises a body section, a cavity contained in the body section for holding cremated remains of an animal, a removable head section, a means for attaching a head section to the body section, a locking means to lock head section to body section. The head section being a representative head of a deceased pet which is attached to the body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Gena Marie Norris
  • Patent number: 10245202
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment the present invention provides a mobile storage system including a container having a first end, second end, first side, second side, ceiling and floor defining a rectangular prismatic cavity, an access door that corresponds with an access opening positioned on at least one of the longitudinal sides between the first end and the second and of the container, a climate control unit for cooling the container, a rack unit positioned within one of the first end and the second end of the container and adapted to slidably yet releasably receive a tray in a stowed position, and a mobile stretcher adjustable from a first height to a least a second height and adapted to securely yet releasably receive the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Kiez
  • Patent number: 10241547
    Abstract: A rotary shaft link device has a simplified structure occupying less room and is easy to assemble and includes a transmission unit disposed on a first shaft, a reaction unit disposed on a second shaft and a link unit disposed between the transmission unit and the reaction unit. Two ends of the link unit are formed with driving sections engaged with the transmission unit and the reaction unit. The link unit is assembled in the rail of the restriction plate. When the first shaft is rotated, the link unit responsively moves from a first position to a second position to drive the reaction unit and the second shaft to synchronously rotate. According to the specification of the product, the number of the link devices can be easily adjusted to achieve the object of modularized assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10244653
    Abstract: A multi-axis rotary shaft link device has a simplified structure occupying less room and is easy to assemble. The multi-axis rotary shaft link device includes a transmission unit disposed on a first shaft, a reaction unit disposed on a second shaft and a link unit disposed between the transmission unit and the reaction unit for making the first and second shafts synchronously rotate. The second shaft and a third shaft are assembled with a driven module for rotating the third shaft and a transmission unit disposed on the third shaft. A link unit is disposed between the third shaft and a fourth shaft, whereby the fourth shaft and a reaction unit disposed on the fourth shaft can synchronously rotate with the third shaft. The multi-axis rotary shaft link device can freely rotate around multiple rotational centers, which can be smoothly opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10240380
    Abstract: A door stop includes an elongated body defining an axis, at least one attachment structure disposed near a first end of the elongated body, and at least one adornment coupler. The adornment coupler can include a channel formed in the elongated body parallel to its axis and having a cross-section in the shape of an inverted “T”. The adornment coupler enables different adornments to be interchangeably attached to the door stop. An adornment of the invention includes a decorative portion and a mounting structure coupled to the decorative portion. The mounting structure is configured to removably engage a complementary adornment coupler (e.g., the channel) of the door stop, whereby the adornment can be mounted to the door stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jinny Marie Ahrens, Meghan Marie Reynolds Ahrens
  • Patent number: 10238210
    Abstract: Pass-through convenience cabinet with controlled access for a public accommodation has a hallway-side door for delivery and pickup of food service items, linen exchange, or other items, without need for staff to disturb the occupant or to enter the room. The cabinet has one or more compartments with respective room-side door or doors that can be opened by the occupant or guest. A touch screen device on the room side of the cabinet frame allows the occupant or guest to open the respective compartments, and to communicate with hotel staff to order food items or request exchange of a towel or other item. An electronic record is kept of all requests, pickups, and deliveries which may be used for management purposes. A separate compartment accessible only from within the room may be used as a room safe. The cabinet can be configured to service a pair of adjacent guest rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: S&S X-ray Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A Shoenfeld
  • Patent number: 10221605
    Abstract: An abutment element (B1, B2) is described adapted to be arranged on a profile (10) mounted on a furniture item, on the profile being able to slide a shock-absorber that is integral with a door and which is mounted to meet the abutment element to activate. The element has a portion (32, 52) slidably couplable to the profile so that the abutment element can slide on the profile without detaching; and a modifiable structure for creating a constraint to the sliding of the abutment element so as to make it integral with the profile. Thereby easy assembly and lack of screw-hole are assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BORTOLUZZI SISTEMI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Guido Bortoluzzi, Bruno Sponga, Adriano Girotto, Lucio Moliner
  • Patent number: 10206529
    Abstract: A mailbox system includes a mailbox body for receiving and storing mail items. One or more receiver units are disposed along an outside facing surface of the mailbox body and function to receive at least one address indicator having a plurality of lighted elements along a front facing surface thereof. An internal controller having a power unit is positioned within the mailbox body. The power unit includes at least one battery and at least one solar cell for supplying the necessary electrical information to the receiver unit and the address indicators. Physical markings are disposed along the address indicator and form address information. When activated, the plurality of lighted elements display address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Efrain Fonseca, Bernice Fonseca
  • Patent number: 10210691
    Abstract: A ballot depository is provided having a baffle which includes a base frame engaging member, a stabilizing member, and a slot obstructing member. In a preferred form, the stabilizing member is supported by at least one of a slot guide, a base frame guide, or a trough, preferably supported by two of the three, and most preferably supported by all three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: A. Rifkin Co.
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Donald R. Casterline
  • Patent number: 10196048
    Abstract: A caster capable of removing a foreign substance includes a flange mounted to a carrier or a plate on which cargo is loaded so as to be spaced apart from a lower surface of the carrier or the plate, the flange having a plurality of coupling holes formed therein, a rotator rotatably mounted to a lower surface of the flange, lower support members mounted respectively to opposite sides of the rotator, each lower support member having a rotating shaft coupling hole formed in a lower portion thereof, a wheel located between the lower support members and supported by a rotating shaft, which penetrates the rotating shaft coupling hole, and a foreign substance removal device fixed to and supported by the rotating shaft, the foreign substance removal device serving to remove and collect the foreign substance attached to a surface of the wheel that is being rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DONG YANG LOGITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeong Min Yoon, Duk Kon Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10196847
    Abstract: A hinge for the controlled rotatable movement of a closing element, such as a door, a door leaf or the like, anchored to a stationary support structure, such as a wall, a floor, a frame or the like. The hinge comprises a hinge body and a pivot defining a first axis reciprocally coupled to allow the closing element to rotate between an open position and a closed position. The hinge further comprises a working chamber defining a second axis substantially perpendicular to said first axis and a plunger element sliding within the working chamber along the second axis between a position proximal to the bottom wall of the working chamber and a position distal therefrom. The pivot includes a pinion member, whereas the plunger element includes a rack member engaged with the pinion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OL.MI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Ivano Miglioranzo
  • Patent number: 10196846
    Abstract: A pin according to the present disclosure is configured to connect at least two component parts by engaging, in an engaging direction, in superposed apertures of the component parts. The pin comprises a body having a drilled portion with a borehole extending in the engaging direction, the borehole configured to be at least partially traversed by a securing element, and at least one fixation element for fixing the securing element at the bored portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FORUM US, INC.
    Inventor: Andre Vierke
  • Patent number: 10190350
    Abstract: Provided is a retracting device which can decrease a difference of restoring force of a tension coil spring between a retracted position and a stop position. The retracting device of the present invention includes a base 12, a slider 14 which can catch a trigger 8 and move from the stop position to the retracted position with respect to the base 12 and a tension coil spring (B) for relatively moving the slider 14 which has caught the trigger 8 from the stop position to the retracted position with respect to the base 12 to apply force for assisting the closing operation to a sliding door 1. The tension coil spring (B) is an initially-tensioned spring in which a coil closely contacts and which has initial tension in a direction in which the coil closely contacts when it is in a natural length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Oshima