Patents Examined by Winnie Yip
  • Patent number: 10772398
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a walking stick. The walking stick includes a rod assembly, a water purification assembly, and a manual pump. The rod assembly extends from a first end to a second end that is opposite the first end along a longitudinal direction of the rod assembly. The rod assembly includes at least one rod portion. The water purification assembly is integrated with the rod assembly. The manual pump is configured to impose a pressure gradient in the water purification assembly. The manual pump includes a plunger that is physically coupled to a handle portion. Motion of the plunger relative to the water purification assembly draws water into an inlet tube that is positioned in the rod portion and through the water purification assembly. The motion of the plunger results from translation of the handle portion in substantially the longitudinal direction of the rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle Cobb Stringham
  • Patent number: 10774563
    Abstract: Disclosed are the design and utilitarian characteristics of a support device for supporting a cover wherein such cover is typically used to cover a vehicle such as a boat or automobile. The invention includes a dome shaped support device with a depending base configured for extending through a cover. The depending base defines an interface for being associated with a support structure such as a pole and such interface may be a swivel interface. Additionally, the support device may define a suspension interface so that a tether may be used to apply a support force from above the support device. The support device may also define a swivel device configured for being associated with a support surface such as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: William E. Gridley
  • Patent number: 10729213
    Abstract: A folding cane with a first shaft member, a second shaft member, a third shaft member, a handle member, a foot member, a first hinge, a second hinge, a first hinge lock assembly and a second hinge lock assembly is disclosed. The handle member is attached to the top of the first shaft member. The first hinge member connects the first shaft member to the second shaft member. The second hinge member connects the second shaft member to the third shaft member. The foot member is attached to the bottom of the third shaft member. The hinge lock assemblies are capable of automatically locking the hinges when the folding cane is deployed to the use position and each hinge lock assembly includes a spring biased slide tab allowing a user to unlock the hinge lock assemblies when wanting to fold the cane into a compact stored configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Helen Ix FitzPatrick, Geri W. Roper, Kenneth A. Tarlow
  • Patent number: 10716372
    Abstract: An umbrella frame bending structure for two-fold inverted umbrella includes an umbrella shaft assembly, an umbrella frame and bending devices. The bending devices are arranged on the umbrella frame such that when the main ribs and auxiliary ribs of the umbrella frame are opened, the auxiliary ribs limit the opening distance of the main ribs, causing the main ribs to curve. The umbrella frame bending structure has the advantages of low cost, simple structure and ease of installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sheng-Chun Li
  • Patent number: 10718131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle tent, and the vehicle tent comprises a waterproof sheet that makes up an outer cover of the vehicle tent, comprising a opening part forming a opening rearward, where the opening part connects to each of the rear door, rear panel, and bumper panel, a tent fixture devices that are embedded at a tip of the opening part, by which using the predetermined elastic force of the waterproof sheet, an upper surface of the opening part covers a back surface of the rear door, being inserted and combined to the rear door, where two sides of the opening part is inserted and combined to a gap formed at the rear panel, and where a bottom surface of the opening part is inserted and combined to the inner side of the bumper panel, a blocking sheet that is connected to the waterproof sheet inwardly, where an upper surface is inserted to a gap between the rear door and rear panel, where two sides cover sides of the rear panel, where a bottom surface covers a bottom surface of the rear panel and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Goo Seung Jung, Seo Ha Park
  • Patent number: 10704290
    Abstract: An umbrella canopy that opens and closes not from a stick from within the interior of the umbrella canopy but from the exterior crown where a line is pulled to open the umbrella canopy and where a button is pushed to close the umbrella canopy. The interior of the umbrella canopy includes no stick to hold up the umbrella canopy. Taut edges of the umbrella canopy hold up the umbrella canopy, for instance, on the top edges of a playyard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Brian M. McMahon
  • Patent number: 10689878
    Abstract: A portable barrier includes a junction assembly having a first junction support, a second junction support, and a third junction support, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The first junction support is spaced apart from the second junction support to define a first junction space. The second junction support is spaced apart from the third junction support to define a second junction space. The first fastener defines a first axis and extends through the first junction support, the second junction support, and the third junction support. The second fastener defines a second axis and extends through the first junction support, the second junction support, and the third junction support. And the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis. The portable barrier further includes a pedestal assembly including a plurality of legs that are movable with respect to each other. The plurality of legs includes a first leg and a second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Shadiant, LLC
    Inventors: Gary A. Vandenbark, Paul J. Maginot
  • Patent number: 10688011
    Abstract: A foldable walker has a connecting rod, two flipping members and two side frames. When the walker is folded, the knob is of the flipping member is rotated to achieve the positioning and disengagement state of the limiting shaft, and the folding/unfolding operation is simple and convenient which greatly improves the practicability of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Shih Chieh Liu
  • Patent number: 10681968
    Abstract: A wading stick is provided with an expanding elastomer support that prevents the stick from sinking into mud or other soft surfaces. The distal end of the support expands away from the stick when it contacts the soft surface. The support circumference increases in response to contact with soft surface and the increased circumference prevents the stick and support from sinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Robert E Marsh
  • Patent number: 10676956
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus include a modular tent comprising an upper tent portion having a first base surface area, wherein the upper tent portion does not include a floor surface; and a base extension that includes a floor surface having a second base surface area, the second base surface area being larger than the first base surface area, wherein the base extension is removably secured to the upper tent portion, wherein the base extension, when secured to the upper tent portion, results in a base surface area of the modular tent increasing to the second base surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kalvani IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Bimal A. Kalvani
  • Patent number: 10676953
    Abstract: A tent is designed for use in the air, connected at its vertices to trees or the like. The tent is further designed with enough support from an independent support structure to create a shelter there-in while in the air or on the ground. Further, the tent is built atop a floating mat or base. In order to provide enough strength to the base that it can be used to float the entire tent or hold the tent airborne, straps extend from each vertex of the mat through a central portal and connect back to themselves. From these straps, loops are further created to attach the tent, by way of the loops, to trees while the entirety of the mat is buoyant enough to hold the tent and people there-in afloat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TENTSILE LTD
    Inventor: Alex Shirley-Smith
  • Patent number: 10655357
    Abstract: A convertible hammock-shade tent configurable as a shade tent and a hammock comprising (I) A plurality of tiers comprising a first tier and a second tier wherein (a) the second tier has a plurality of perimeter sleeves and (b) each tier has positioned thereon a plurality of apertures; (II) A plurality of vertically adjustable telescoping posts comprising a first, second, third, and fourth post wherein each (a) is attachable to the first and second tiers by an attachment device and (b) comprises a plurality of post segments, each with an upper and a lower end, comprised of at least a first post segment with a lower end configured for securing the post to the ground and attaching the post to the first tier and a second post segment positioned above the first post segment and configured for attaching the post to the second tier; (III) Wherein the tiers and posts can be configured for use as a shade tent wherein the first tier comprises the shade tent floor and the second tier comprises the shade tent canopy posi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Michael J. Graham
  • Patent number: 10646013
    Abstract: A beach umbrella comprises a lower pole section and separate upper pole section with a canopy. The pole sections may be connected by inserting the lower end of the upper section into a sleeve on the upper end of the lower section. The sleeve includes a hinged lever arm that may be positioned to permit manual rotation of the lower section to bore the lower pole securely into the soil and thereby permit coupling of the upper section to the lower section positioned in the ground. The lower end of the lower section includes a hollow tubular sleeve with outwardly projecting fins or blades to bore into the soil when the lower pole section is rotated and axially projecting teeth to pierce the sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Luciano Alberto Cavasino
  • Patent number: 10646395
    Abstract: A multiple terrain mobility device capable of use as a walker or crutches. The mobility device has a central cross support and a pair of crutch assemblies. Each respective crutch assembly has a rear support leg that can be extended downward or retracted upward and a front leg assembly that is capable of extending forward or retracting rearward. These adjustable extension features allow the mobility device, to traverse terrain of varying height such as stairs or hills with greater stability. The central cross support can be separated into a left and right cross support member so that the walker can be converted into a pair of crutches when conditions warrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Orndorff
  • Patent number: 10633884
    Abstract: An enclosure that includes a deployable expansion structure for added space. The enclosure comprises a cover that includes a panel, a plurality of wall supports that connect to the panel, with each of the plurality of wall supports having a first end that connects to a portion of panel, an expansion support having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the expansion support connects to a portion of the cover, and a hub that connects to a second end of each of the plurality of wall supports and the second end of the expansion support. The expansion support pivots from a first position to a second position with respect to the hub to deploy the expansion structure to form a cavity with additional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Plano Molding Company
    Inventors: Jay Robert, Ryan J. Kleckner, Matthew Lundy
  • Patent number: 10618674
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight, sturdy and compact aircraft cover that is suspended above the aircraft to provide protection from the damaging effects of the sun and other elements is described. The compact and lightweight aircraft cover is capable, when not deployed, to be carried within the cargo area of the airplane while the aircraft is in operation, and then deployed once the aircraft arrives at its destination. The aircraft cover is very lightweight while at the same time very strong, to allow for the cover to be carried inside the airplane while not adversely impacting the airplane's ability to carry additional fuel or additional passengers and baggage. Furthermore, the cover is designed to be quickly and easily deployed over an aircraft with minimal amount of user effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: David J. Power
  • Patent number: 10612266
    Abstract: A camping tent includes a tent body, and tent poles that erect the tent body into a structure having at least a base, sidewalls, and a roof. At least one of the sidewalls includes an opening to allow passage into and out of the structure, and a door that seals the opening. Protective flaps are located on opposing sidewalls of the structure, and are moveable from a closed position to an open position. A sleeve is attached to each protective flap. The sleeves define apertures adapted to receive opposing ends of a hammock allowing the opposing ends of the hammock to be attached to a support system located outside the camping tent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Siebenaler
  • Patent number: 10609994
    Abstract: An umbrella base includes a body having a central passageway therethrough, an upper surface having a first configuration, a lower surface having a second configuration, and an outer peripherally-extending surface extending between the upper surface and the lower surface. The first configuration of the upper surface and the second configuration of the lower surface are correspondingly sized and configured so that when a second umbrella base is vertically stacked on top of and rested on the umbrella base, the first configuration of the upper surface of the umbrella base fits within the second configuration of the lower surface of the second umbrella base, and when the umbrella base is vertically stacked on top of and rested on the second the umbrella base, the first configuration of the upper surface of the second umbrella base fits within portions of the second configuration of the lower surface of the umbrella base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Vanderminden
  • Patent number: 10584511
    Abstract: A duck blind is formed from first and a second panel assemblies. The first panel assembly has a first height and the second panel assembly has a second height that is less than the first height. Hunters can sit with their backs to the first panel assembly and stand to shoot over the second panel assembly. Improvements for blind windows in the panel coverings are disclosed. A flexible clear window cover covers the window opening from the inside. When a hunter wants to open the window, a releasable fastener system along the upper edge of the window cover can be disconnected and the clear window cover will swing down out of the way. An elevated blind formed from panels is disclosed. A hexagonal array of panels is positioned on a hexagonal platform to improve visibility from the blind in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Good Sportsman Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Micah Slaughter
  • Patent number: 10575609
    Abstract: Systems and devices for rain equipment. A device removably attachable to a top of an umbrella is provided. The device has a receptacle which may contain a thin, folded umbrella or a folded hat, or any other suitable rain gear. The outside of the device is shaped to resemble cartoon characters, sports related items, team logos, or any other suitable shape. The device is configured to attach to the top of the umbrella by an attachment means which uses a screw, a hook and loop mechanism, or friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Fenton Sawh