Patents Examined by Winnie Yip
  • Patent number: 10443263
    Abstract: A removable insulated floor for use with a portable shelter, the floor including a central section defining a ground engaging area and having at least three layers, at least one side wall extending upward from and being connected to the central section at an edge of the ground engaging area and having an outward facing side wall fastener, the central section includes at least one opening, and a central section fastener is connected to an upper layer of the central section and is located proximate the at least one opening, and at least one patch having a patch fastener connected to a lower surface of the patch and being releasably connected to the central section fastener located proximate the at least one opening. The floor is usable in combination with a portable shelter having complementary fasteners for releasable connection of the floor to the shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Clam Corporation
    Inventor: John Matthew LaHood
  • Patent number: 10441842
    Abstract: An electronically powered, light emitting, portable mat with built in storage container is provided. The light is configured to provide illumination from the ground as well as a visual timing signal for exercise routines and enhanced experiences. The built in storage area also allows for the mat to be used as a backpack which can be unrolled into a floor mat. The light up mat may be particularly useful for exercising or camping in dark areas, as well as for mood lightning outdoors to illuminate the surrounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: R. Brandon Bell, Aaron Edleson
  • Patent number: 10422154
    Abstract: Aspects are directed to a collapsible privacy structure that has a low profile when in an un-deployed state to preserve the sight lines of observers. The collapsible privacy structure may then be deployed causing a canopy structure to extend upwardly forming an internal volume that provides privacy and seclusion to the user of the structure. The internal volume may be used for a bathroom, a shower, a medical evaluation/treatment space, and/or a changing space. Upon the departure of the user from the internal volume, the collapsible privacy structure may return to the low-profile nature provided by the un-deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan N. Farris, Tinker L. Hatfield, William M. Dieter
  • Patent number: 10413471
    Abstract: A walker device for lifting and supporting a body of a person is provided. The walker device includes a structure having a first side member and a second side member, the first side member and the second side member are configured to be disposed on a vertical surface and extend upwards, and a top member coupling the first and second side member to one another at a top portion thereof, such that at least a bottom portion of the first side member is disposed at distance from a bottom portion of the second side member. The walker device further includes a lift coupled to the top portion and having a gripping member disposed between the first and second side members and configured to be displaced up and down by the lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Marom
  • Patent number: 10378233
    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: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TENTSILE LTD
    Inventor: Alex Shirley-Smith
  • Patent number: 10368617
    Abstract: An umbrella is provided that has a support pole, a canopy frame, and a set up assembly. The canopy frame is coupled with the support pole. The set up assembly is coupled with the canopy frame. The set up assembly is configured to open the canopy frame. The set up assembly has an actuator handle, a recess disposed on or in the support pole, and a locking pin. The locking pin is coupled with the handle and is moveable by the handle along a first direction between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the locking pin is disposed in the recess. In the second position the locking pin is spaced away from the recess. Movement of the locking pin along the umbrella pole adjacent to the recess in a second direction transverse to the first direction moves the locking pin between the first position and the second position in the first direction without moving the actuator handle in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Zhun-An Ma
  • Patent number: 10357087
    Abstract: An umbrella system includes a support pole connected to a rotating tube positioned around a center tube that extends between the support pole and a center support that is connected to an umbrella frame. The rotating tube has one or more helical grooves therein that are engaged by teeth of a hub which is connected to the umbrella frame. As the rotating tube is rotated, the hub is driven along the length of the rotating tube thereby opening and closing the umbrella frame. In one arrangement system includes a motor housing assembly including a plurality of batteries and a motor that includes a driven gear that meshes with a stationary gear which causes rotation of the rotating tube. The system also includes a counterbalance assembly positioned within the rotating tube. The counterbalance assembly includes at least one spring positioned within the rotating tube that provides a counterbalance force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CURRENT PRODUCTS CORP
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Richard Scott Hand, John Foreman
  • Patent number: 10309093
    Abstract: A shelter system is shown and described. A hub for a shelter system is shown and described. A frame for a shelter system is shown and described. In one embodiment, the shelter system includes a frame, a cover and a hub. The frame may be collapsible. The cover is configured to fit with the frame. The hub may include a receiver slot, a receiver sleeve and an attachment projection. The result is a shelter system with reduced set up time, effort and requirements and improved strength and ease of use. The inventions may also be considered a shelter kit and/or a shelter and hub method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DLX Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Urhausen, Adam Barr, Donald Bierman, Matt Tiller
  • Patent number: 10309121
    Abstract: Disclosed are eave structures and tent frames with integrated eave structures. A tent frame includes supporting poles, an upper frame coupled with the supporting poles, and two or more eave structures. An eave structure includes an eave pole, and a sleeve member disposed at a connector coupled with a supporting pole. The eave pole has a first end portion pivotally connected with an oblique pole of the upper frame, and a second end portion slidably coupled with the sleeve member. The eave structures can be folded and unfolded together with the supporting poles and the upper frame. When unfolded, the eave poles of the eave structures extend beyond the upper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10309122
    Abstract: Disclosed are tents and tent support frames. A tent support frame includes a rotatable connector and tent support poles. The rotatable connector includes first and second connectors configured to be coupled in a vertical direction with one above another, and rotatable with respect to each other. The first connector includes a first through-hole in a horizontal direction, and the second connector includes a second through-hole in the horizontal direction. Tent support poles include a first tent support pole configured to pass through the first through-hole of the first connector, and a second tent support pole configured to pass through the second through-hole of the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xiamen Innovation Metal Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju Young Jin
  • Patent number: 10301841
    Abstract: A mosquito repellent and antibacterial tent includes a tent body, a first support bar and a second support bar. The tent body is formed by a base fabric entirely provided with a mosquito repellent agent and a waterproofing agent. An adhesive coating layer is provided on the base cloth. The tent body includes a plurality of first positioning parts. A side surface of the tent body has at least one opening. The first support bar and the second support bar are connected to the plurality of first positioning parts so as to be crossed to support the tent body. Thus, the mosquito repellent and antibacterial tent achieves mosquito repellent and antibacterial effects as well as being waterproof and sturdy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Modus Light, LLC
    Inventor: Yu Yun Chiang
  • Patent number: 10292468
    Abstract: An automatic non-collapsible umbrella includes a handle, a control mechanism, a center post, a detent mechanism, a runner assembly, and a skeleton. A cylindrical main seat of the control mechanism includes a spring biased open button for opening the umbrella, and a spring biased collapse button adjacent to the collapse button for closing the umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ching-Chuan You
  • Patent number: 10292466
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, an umbrella hub assembly comprises an a cylindrical portion and a socket coupled to the cylindrical portion. The socket can have a fixed end, a free end, and a cylindrical wall defining a concave space extending from the free end toward the fixed end. The socket can have an access aperture disposed through the cylindrical wall. The assembly can further include an umbrella rib comprising a first end, a second end, and an elongate body extending along a longitudinal axis. The first end can be configured to be received in the concave space through the free end such that the socket engages the umbrella rib and such that the first end is accessible through the access aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Zhun-An Ma
  • Patent number: 10287796
    Abstract: Disclosed are anti-stick zipper covers, stick-free zippers and tents. An anti-stick zipper cover includes a stiff plastic piece or a coating to increase the stiffness such that the anti-stick zipper cover will not be caught into the teeth of a zipper while zipping on and off the zipper. A tent includes a zipper to couple fabric pieces of the tent cloth and an anti-stick zipper cover to protect the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Juyoung Jin
  • Patent number: 10265230
    Abstract: Disclosed are handicap apparatus using (a) one or more resilient, snap-on bumper structures, (b) unique tips covers, (c) leg elevating units, (d) resilient structures having a density that provides a softer exterior and a harder interior. The handicap apparatus includes crutches, canes, wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Lorelei Trask
  • Patent number: 10227791
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally related to a mobile shelter. In particular, several embodiments relate more particularly to a movable storage container configured for interconversion between various configurations. In several embodiments, the mobile shelter is configured as a shelter adequate for protection of its occupants against the elements. In several embodiments, the shelter optionally converts into a collapsed configuration suitable for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EDAR (Everyone Deserves a Roof), Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lindeman, Miguel de Jesus Orozco, Peter Samuelson
  • Patent number: 10208499
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an infant bed comprising a frame assembly adapted for mounting to the infant bed, a panel assembly supported by the frame assembly to define a covered area generally above the infant bed and extending around the periphery of the infant bed in use and a window panel for closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Emma Lovell, Phillip Lovell
  • Patent number: 10202783
    Abstract: A roof canopy for an outdoor shelter is disclosed herein. The roof canopy includes a canopy fabric material configured to form a roof cover of an outdoor shelter; a pocket structure attached to a second surface of the canopy fabric material, the pocket structure including a pocket fabric sheet at least partially spaced apart from the canopy fabric material, the pocket fabric sheet and the canopy fabric material together defining a pocket cavity configured to receive an end portion of a roof frame member of the outdoor shelter therein; and a handle member attached to a first surface of the canopy fabric material, the handle member overlapping at least a portion of the canopy fabric material that partially defines the pocket cavity, the handle member configured to be grasped by a user so as to facilitate the pocket structure being fitted over the end portion of the roof frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sunjoy Industries Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Lianzhang Pan
  • Patent number: 10194721
    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: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Luciano Alberto Cavasino
  • Patent number: 10184264
    Abstract: A portable shelter framing system is disclosed herein. The portable shelter framing system includes a plurality of corner support assemblies; a plurality of crossbeam members, at least some of the crossbeam members configured to be connected between a pair of the plurality of corner support assemblies without the use of tools; and a plurality of roof frame members, each of the roof frame members configured to be coupled to one of the plurality of corner support assemblies or one of the plurality of crossbeam members without the use of tools. In one or more embodiments, each of the plurality of corner support assemblies of portable shelter framing system comprises spaced apart apertures disposed at the top thereof, each of the spaced apart apertures configured to receive a respective downwardly extending portion of one of the plurality of roof frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sunjoy Industries Group Ltd.
    Inventors: David Lewis Hunt, Gilbert Carl Schmidt, Sean Michael Banal, Lianzhang Pan