Protective Cover Made Of Flaccid Material Patents (Class 150/154)
  • Patent number: 10888204
    Abstract: A device for covering a plurality of different sized robotic systems. The device can include a cover sized to at least partially fit over the robotic system; one or more sidewalls extended from the cover, wherein the one or more sidewalls is configured to removably engage with each of the plurality of different sized robotic systems; and one or more apertures in the cover and/or the one or more sidewalls. The one or more apertures are selectively positioned and sized so as to prevent obstructing the one or more onboard sensors of the respective robotic system when the device is in an assembled state with the respective robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Maniff Creations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Maniff, Francesca Maniff
  • Patent number: 10871172
    Abstract: A fan guard assembly having an improved structure for providing improved performance and an outdoor unit having the same are provided. The fan guard assembly includes: a front panel having an outlet; and a fan guard including a hub provided at the outlet to directly fix a fan motor assembly and a rib connecting between the hub and the front panel. Further, the outdoor unit includes: a cabinet; a bell mouth provided in the cabinet; a fan guard provided at an outlet of the bell mouth; and a fan motor assembly fixed to the fan guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-baek Kim, Yeon-je Kim, Seong-hyun Yoon, Yi-goo Gong, Je-gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10836519
    Abstract: A kit for covering a load (18) comprising: a cargo cover (10); a deployment means comprising a base sheet (2) for containing the cargo cover (10) prior to covering the load (18), the base sheet (2) comprising releasable securement means (4) for securing it around the cargo cover (10); and a plurality of cargo cover deployment straps (12, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AMSAFE BRIDPORT LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Alexander Davies, Keith Stephen Mulhern, Ranasinghe Hewage Prasad Kularatna, Gamaralalage Manoj Buddhika
  • Patent number: 10798789
    Abstract: A steam cleaning system for cleaning a microwave oven without chemical cleaners includes an oven. A bowl is provided that contains a liquid and the bowl is selectively positioned within the oven. The oven boils the liquid thereby producing steam. The steam penetrates debris stuck to the oven thereby facilitating the debris to be cleaned from the oven. A cloth is provided and the cloth is selectively positioned in the bowl. The cloth is made of a liquid permeable material such that the cloth absorbs the liquid. Moreover, the steam is released from the cloth when the oven is turned on to heat the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Queen
  • Patent number: 10786410
    Abstract: A bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes comprises a sheet of material onto which or into which the deceased pet is to be received; and in one aspect a pocket within the sheet in which a farewell note can be placed. In an other aspect the sheet of material is formed into a pouch having an opening into which a deceased pet may be placed and a first flap which can be folded over the opening to close the pouch. In a further aspect there is a bag comprising a sheet of material on to which the deceased pet may be received and wrapped in the sheet; at least one set of at least one button on a periphery of at least one side of the sheet; and at least two button holes on each side of each set of the at least one button for adjustable securing of the wrapped material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sweet Goodbye Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Natalie Venosi
  • Patent number: 10690461
    Abstract: An archery broadhead air flow interrupter or an attachment for a broadhead configured to fit over the point of the broadhead and prior to the primary cutting blades; the air flow interrupter creating a turbulent low pressure zone around the cutting blades, preventing broadhead planing, and improving the accuracy of the broadhead archery point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Shane Darin Huntsman
  • Patent number: 10619796
    Abstract: A protective cover for medical gas canisters includes a membrane that serves as a physical barrier to cross-contamination of biohazards in healthcare settings. An opening allows for insertion of the canister, and perforated access points that are permeable to gas provide access to valves. Sterilizing material in the access points help disinfect valves. The top of includes slack so that the membrane does not tear when handles and knobs are grasped and manipulated. A visual alignment marker indicates proper rotational alignment of the perforated access point with valves. The membrane is see-through so labels and gauges remain viewable. Elastic bands help provide a tight fit about the canister. A user slips the membrane over a canister, rotationally aligning the visual alignment marker with a valve, and connects a hose to a valve through the access point such that the perforated access point forms a seal over the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10488428
    Abstract: An insect repellent pitot tube cover for reducing or preventing entry of insects and spiders into an aircraft's pitot tube may include a pitot tube cover sized and shaped to at least partially encase a pitot tube on an aircraft; and an insecticide applied to the pitot tube cover. The insecticide may be any conventional insecticide, such as pyrethrin or permethrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Philip S. H. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10470617
    Abstract: A bathing apparatus configured to broadcast an audio signal while in use during the execution of a personal hygiene protocol. The bathing apparatus includes a cleaning cloth configured to have surfactant disposed thereon. The cleaning cloth is operably coupled to an entertainment module. The entertainment module has a central housing that has disposed therein an audio speaker wherein the audio speaker is further operably coupled to a wireless receiver. A mounting ring is circumferentially mounted to the central housing and is releasably secured thereto. The mounting ring includes a plurality of surfactant segments wherein the surfactant segments are configured to be abraded onto the cleaning cloth so as to deposit a portion thereof. The entertainment module is operably coupled to the cleaning cloth utilizing an attachment chain. A power supply is disposed within the central housing of the entertainment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Valeria Hopson, Stephanie Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10453289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coin chute protector for a self-service terminal. The coin chute protector may comprise a body having a first surface and a second surface. The second surface may define a channel arranged to direct a liquid toward a first edge of the second surface. The coin chute protector may be sized to fit within an indentation defined by a coin chute of the self-service terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Limhar Antona Baunsit, Steven Hassenzahl, Danis Delos Reyes Paninsoro, Emmanuel Sendico Ruales, Osamu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10427025
    Abstract: A ski tote is formed with a short strap having a snap clasp fastened to respective ends thereof. A long strap is fastened to the short strap just inside of the clasp parts. The short strap can be placed about a pair of skis and locked there with the clasp. The long strap can be used for carrying the skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10406343
    Abstract: Cap and cleaning devices antiseptically maintain patient fluid line access valves to minimize the risk of infection via catheters. The devices have a cap that may contain a dry pad impregnated with an antimicrobial agent. The cap covers the access portion of the access valve when not in use. The devices have a hood that contains a wet pad impregnated with a cleaning solution and, optionally, an antimicrobial agent. The wet pad cleans the access portion of the access valve prior to and optionally, after the access valve is utilized to access the patient fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 10391294
    Abstract: A capping device for disinfecting an access portion of a medical implement is provided. The device includes a housing for covering the access portion of the medical implement having an opening and a cavity having a surface, a disinfecting pad disposed within the cavity and attached to the surface thereof to disinfect the access portion of the medical implement by bringing the disinfecting pad in contact with the access portion of the medical implement, and a resilient member connecting the housing to the medical implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DRMA GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Zoran Drmanovic
  • Patent number: 10342357
    Abstract: A bed frame wall protector kit having a pair of headboard bracket sleeves, each having a slot sized to receive a headboard bracket and where the pair of headboard bracket sleeves protect a wall from the headboard brackets. The sleeves can also include double-sided tape to allow for attachment to a headboard, once a headboard is attached to the headboard brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn Anthony Backus, III
  • Patent number: 10335584
    Abstract: Cap and cleaning devices antiseptically maintain patient fluid line access valves to minimize the risk of infection via catheters. The devices have a cap that may contain a dry pad impregnated with an antimicrobial agent. The cap covers the access portion of the access valve when not in use. The devices have a hood that contains a wet pad impregnated with a cleaning solution and, optionally, an antimicrobial agent. The wet pad cleans the access portion of the access valve prior to and optionally, after the access valve is utilized to access the patient fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 10327537
    Abstract: A beverage holder including a base and a wall extending away from the base to a rim to surround an opening. The rim, wall and base defining a space within which a beverage can be held in use. A longitudinally extending flap is extendable from said wall and includes a first side and a second side. A fastener is located in use on said first and said second sides so that in use said flap can extend at least partially about said wall so that the fastener of said first side can connect with the fastener of said second side and/or another like holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Stubby Strip Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Brett Gresham
  • Patent number: 10327522
    Abstract: An assembly structured to maintain a bag in an expanded orientation when inserted therein and when the bag is not in use. A base is formed from a compressible, expandable, substantially cushioning material including inner and outer surfaces having connectors disposed thereon. The base includes at least one primary section and one or more secondary sections, respectively comprising a plurality of primary segments and secondary segments. Longitudinal and transverse fold lines extend between and interconnect adjacent ones of the primary and secondary segments and facilitate the selective disposition of the base into any one of a plurality of folded, operative orientations, which substantially correspond to the configuration of the bag in which the basis inserted. The removable attachment of correspondingly positionable connectors at least partially determine, which of the plurality of folded, operative orientations the base will assume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Karina Silvana Lustgarten
  • Patent number: 10328207
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap holder assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material removably attached to the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner, Chirag Sanjay Walawalkar
  • Patent number: 10272459
    Abstract: Child-proof discharger for media, comprising a reservoir (1), a pump part (3), mounted on the reservoir (1) in sealed arrangement via a closure element (2), for pumping medium out of the reservoir (1), an actuable discharge portion (4), which is mounted on the pump part (3) and which is guided in an axially displaceable manner on a carrier part (5) assigned to the closure element (2) in order to execute a lifting motion for the delivery of medium and can be locked with the aid of manually actuable spring bars (12) in at least one blocking setting, wherein the spring bars (12) are configured on an actuating plate (16) configured on the discharge portion (4), and respectively have an inner tongue, which can be bent radially inwards and to which, on an inner wall of the carrier part (5), is respectively assigned a guide ramp as an entry curve to a contact area, bounded by radial latches, of the blocking setting upon a rotary motion of the discharge portion (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Hemer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hohmann, Gisbert Welp
  • Patent number: 10252857
    Abstract: A trash container includes a base; a first elongated section pivotally attached to the base; a second elongated section pivotally attached to the base and pivotally attached to the first elongated section; and a hinge secured to and extending from the base and fixedly attached to both the first elongated section and the second elongated section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Erik P. Reed
  • Patent number: 10232238
    Abstract: A construct for a hockey stick blade and paddle structure having a spine that protrudes from a back face and provides structural rigidity, as well as recessed areas that reduce the mass of the paddle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Plante, Martin Chambert
  • Patent number: 10229654
    Abstract: A vehicle including a plurality of displays disposed at different positions inside the vehicle, each display including a touch screen and a cover layer on a top surface of the touch screen, the cover layer of a corresponding display having a color characteristic based on an interior part of the vehicle having the display such that when the corresponding display is off, the corresponding display appears hidden; a sensor configured to detect a seat location of a person seated in the vehicle; and a controller configured to selectively control the plurality of the displays based on the detect seat location of the person seated in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongmin Kim, Sujin Kim, Kihyung Lee, Taegil Cho
  • Patent number: 10220789
    Abstract: A baggage restraint system for the containment of luggage and other personal or group articles, such as camping gear or sport equipment, to the confines of two or more successive seats in a commercial passenger vehicle, such as a school bus. The system comprises an enclosure, and the means by which it may be releasably secured to the vehicle cabin floor. The system's enclosure is constructed of tear-resistant fabric panels, as an essentially rectangular or forward-leaning, four-sided cuboid. The enclosure is shaped and dimensioned to envelope a predetermined number of seats in a target vehicle. The system's means of securement include: a plurality of depending loops, affixed along one or more of the enclosure's bottom and windows-side edges; a plurality of floor and sidewall anchor tabs; and a plurality of carabiners and adjustable straps, linking each anchor tab to one of the depending loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ben Ross Crowe
  • Patent number: 10194545
    Abstract: A shock protective frame, a foil envelope, and a protective envelope are provided as protection devices for an operator device having a touchscreen and configured to operate a medical apparatus. Appropriate protection of the operator device is provided according to combinations of the protection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GMBH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Serhan Oezhan
  • Patent number: 10188919
    Abstract: A golf towel including a towel body, the towel body having both a first abrasive portion and a second abrasive portion for cleaning the dimples on a golf ball and the grooves in a golf club head, respectively. The first abrasive portion includes a plurality of nubs projecting outwardly therefrom and corresponding to dimples on a golf ball. The first abrasive portion may include a bowl-shaped cavity for at least partially enveloping a golf ball when seated therein. The second abrasive portion includes a plurality of linearly arranged mounds projecting outwardly therefrom in a substantially parallel manner. The plurality of mounts is arranged to clean individual and corresponding grooves formed in golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Lee R. Williams
  • Patent number: 10166339
    Abstract: A disinfecting cap accepts a needleless injection site to apply an antiseptic agent. The cap includes a breakable seal located in a chamber between the proximal and distal portions so as to be spaced away from the opening. The cap body may include a compliant wall that deforms when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. In lieu of a compliant wall, a flexible skirt may extend from the cap body into the proximal portion, so that when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening, the flexible skirt engages the outer diameter of the needleless injection site to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. A carrier strip may be used, wherein each of the plurality of disinfecting caps is removably attached at its proximal end to the carrier strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Mahender Avula, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 10159828
    Abstract: Cap and cleaning devices antiseptically maintain patient fluid line access valves to minimize the risk of infection via catheters. The devices have a cap that may contain a dry pad impregnated with an antimicrobial agent. The cap covers the access portion of the access valve when not in use. The devices have a hood that contains a wet pad impregnated with a cleaning solution and, optionally, an antimicrobial agent. The wet pad cleans the access portion of the access valve prior to and optionally, after the access valve is utilized to access the patient fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 10139852
    Abstract: An assistive control attachment for an appliance can include features for sensing the position or orientation of the assistive control attachment, determining the mode of operation of the appliance based at least in part on the position of the assistive control attachment, communicating the mode of operation of the appliance to a user, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Charles Crosby, Justin Tyler Brown
  • Patent number: 10106231
    Abstract: A removable thermal protection seat cover for a personal watercraft has a pair of front mounting straps extending a distance forwardly from a front edge that fasten around the steering column, a pair of rear mounting straps extending a distance rearwardly from a rear edge that fasten around either of the tow hook or a grab handle at the rear of the watercraft, and corner pockets that contain weighting material to increase the weight of the cover at the corners thereof. The seat cover covers the seat from front to back and extends downward along at least a portion of the lateral sides of the raised pedestal beneath the seat to protect the buttocks and legs of the rider from burns due to heating of the seat and pedestal by exposure to hot sun and from heat generated by the enclosed engine compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: John R. Paul, Eduard J. Trujillo
  • Patent number: 9992975
    Abstract: An article includes flexible and resilient outer and inner bodies, where the inner body is at least partially disposed within the outer body. In addition, an unsealed sound-producing member surrounds at least a portion of the inner body and is disposed between the inner and outer bodies, such that the sound-producing member produces sound when the outer body is deformed. In one embodiment, the outer body includes an interior cavity and a plurality of inwardly facing projections that project into the interior cavity to focus force applied to the outer body on the sound-producing member. In one embodiment, the inner body includes a sidewall defining an interior cavity for holding items to be dispensed, and the article has one or more openings through the inner and outer bodies through which items can be inserted into and dispensed from the interior cavity of the inner body during use of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Starmark Pet Products, Inc
    Inventors: Jerry J. Wolfe, Jr., Harold Keith Benson
  • Patent number: 9955937
    Abstract: According to certain described aspects, multiple acoustic sensing elements are employed in a variety of beneficial ways to provide improved physiological monitoring, among other advantages. In various embodiments, sensing elements can be advantageously employed in a single sensor package, in multiple sensor packages, and at a variety of other strategic locations in the monitoring environment. According to other aspects, to compensate for skin elasticity and attachment variability, an acoustic sensor support is provided that includes one or more pressure equalization pathways. The pathways can provide an air-flow channel from the cavity defined by the sensing elements and frame to the ambient air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Valery G. Telfort
  • Patent number: 9955796
    Abstract: A mattress protector and removable cover assembly has a mattress protector for covering a mattress, the mattress protector having an exterior surface having a first zipper portion and a removable cover having a second zipper portion with the second zipper portion for mating with the first zipper portion for the removable cover for attaching to the mattress protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FREDMAN BROS. FURNITURE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: John Schulte, Dan Baker
  • Patent number: 9890550
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a system for storing commodities is provided. The system may include a tarpaulin. The tarpaulin may further have an internal strapping. In accordance with one embodiment, a method for storing commodities is provided. The method may include providing a tarpaulin. In one embodiment, the method for storing commodities may include configuring the tarpaulin to provide internal strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: J&M Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Gaudet, Jr., Aaron Gummer
  • Patent number: 9845585
    Abstract: A ground anchoring support apparatus for securing and supporting an object to the ground which may comprise a tensioning element which may include a lead with a tensioning fastener coupled to a first end of the lead and a ground anchor coupled to a second end of the lead. The tensioning fastener may also be coupled to the object. The apparatus may also comprise a ground support element which may include a base and a cavity, and in which a portion of the object may be received within the cavity. The ground anchor may be inserted into the ground and the first end of the lead may be tensioned against the second end of the lead by tensioning the tensioning fastener. In this manner, the ground anchor and tensioning fastener may be drawn or tensioned together to secure the object to the ground support element and also to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Keith Chilson
  • Patent number: 9809071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective cover for trailer coupling devices. The protective cover includes a shaft with a hollowed inner core for housing a trailer coupling device and a protective pad that is adjoined to one end of the shaft. When installed, the protective casing cover protects a trailer's coupling device from adverse weather conditions. Additionally, upon installation, the protective pad of the protective cover serves to prevent or reduce damage to a vehicle when a driver backs up too far while trying to align a vehicle's trailer hitch with a trailer's coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis McGuffee
  • Patent number: 9801769
    Abstract: The present application includes a system for separating solid and liquid waste through a bedpan. The system includes the bedpan, a screen member, and a storage member for liquid waste. Liquid waste is passed through the screen within the bedpan and into the storage member. The storage member is externally located outside of the bedpan. The storage member is configured to visual access by a medical professional to permit an ease of measurement and detection of liquid waste collected. The storage member is detachable and can be closed to prevent spillage during transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Jamie Leanne Terrell
  • Patent number: 9777991
    Abstract: A rifle scope protective covering includes a tubular sleeve that has a first end and a second end. The tubular sleeve has a cylindrical shape and has an inner surface and an outer surface and is comprised of a resiliently stretchable material. A distance between the inner surface and the outer surface is between 0.125 inches and 0.375 inches. The tubular sleeve is resiliently compressible from the outer surface to the inner surface. The tubular sleeve has a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. The tubular sleeve is stretched and slid onto a gun scope to frictionally engage and protect the gun scope from impact damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Sam Guelli
  • Patent number: 9763544
    Abstract: A bath spout cover is provided that includes a body structure having an upper portion, two opposing side portions, and a front portion; a receiving area defined between the upper portion, the two opposing side portions, and the front portion; a strap spanning the two opposing side portions, said strap being adjustable on at least one of the side portions of the body structure; and at least one aperture defined by one of the side portions of the body structure, said aperture for receiving an end of the strap. Further provided are methods for securing a bath spout cover to a bath spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SKIP HOP, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Henderson, Janet Villano, Ellen Diamant, Elizabeth Zack
  • Patent number: 9731313
    Abstract: A fluid applicator for applying a fluid to a surface protrusion. In one embodiment, an anticorrosion substance is applied to a structural fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Craig A. Williams, Bradley A. Spraw
  • Patent number: 9717394
    Abstract: A lint remover cover is provided. The cover is a substantially flat and bendable sheet having a first end, a second end, an upper surface, a lower surface, and an edge about the perimeter. A strap is attached to the upper surface and protrudes past the edge on the first end. A connector is attached to the upper surface near the second end and releasably attaches to the strap. The cover is wrapped around a lint roller covering the adhesive tape. The strap connects to the connector to further secure the cover to the lint roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Helen Ann DeSimone
  • Patent number: 9707348
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9702682
    Abstract: A capacitive distance sensor is provided. The distance sensor includes a sensor element having an electrically conductive, elongated, flat sensor area which in turn contains a number of holes. The sensor area is completely surrounded by an electrically non-conductive insulating body, with the result that the insulating body completely covers the edge regions of the holes. The sensor element is produced, in particular, by first of all making the holes in the sensor area. In a subsequent step, the sensor area is completely encased by the insulating body which also completely fills the holes in the sensor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Bamberg
    Inventors: Thorsten Kuhnen, Holger Wuerstlein
  • Patent number: 9700676
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9688470
    Abstract: A garbage bin cover is disclosed. The cover includes a flexible fabric tube having opposite open top and bottom ends and a middle portion which are dimensioned to fit snuggly over a garbage bin. A pair of elongated zippers is provided on opposite sides of the cover, the zippers extend parallel to each other upwardly from the bottom end such that the zippers open from the bottom end. An elongated pouch containing a drawstring is formed at the upper end of the tube. A separate lid cover is provided with consists of a pouch dimensioned to fit snugly over a garbage bin lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Kerry J Kirby
  • Patent number: 9682787
    Abstract: A protective cover mountable on a pitot prob disposed on the fuselage of an idle aircraft adapted to be tailored to similar covers mountable on other probes of such aircraft, including a tubular body of a braided fabric material provided with a recess therein for receiving the leading end of a pitot tube therein, a first annular member disposed in such recess adjacent an open end thereof having a portion of the tubular body projecting therethrough, including such member therein and a second annular member disposed substantially coaxially with such first annular member and secured to such tubular body of braided fabric material, having at least one tab provided on the exterior thereof provided with means to tether such cover to similar covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SERIAS DESIGN LLC
    Inventors: James Van Dis, Ernest Jefferson
  • Patent number: 9643637
    Abstract: This shortcoming of wheeled insulated coolers is addressed in this disclosure. The cargo bag for an insulated cooler is a harness and a pack that is adapted for use with a wheeled insulated cooler. The cargo bag for an insulated cooler is attached to the wheeled insulated cooler using the harness such that the pack is attached to the wheeled insulated cooler and can be carried on the wheeled insulated cooler while the wheeled insulated cooler is transported to an event location. The cargo bag for an insulated cooler comprises a container and a plurality of straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Penny Allen
  • Patent number: 9605939
    Abstract: A sensor array for detecting the approach and movement gestures of a user at a motor vehicle includes a capacitive sensor array and at least one control device that is coupled to the sensor array and detects a change in the capacitance of the sensor array. The sensor array includes at least two sensor electrode arrays which are arranged at spatially offset positions on the motor vehicle. The sensor electrodes are configured as elongate electrode arrays and are arranged with the same spatial orientation. The control and evaluation device is designed for cyclical activation and evaluation of the sensor electrodes with changeable, electrode-specific, different cycle rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter van Gastel, Bernd Gerdes
  • Patent number: 9597092
    Abstract: A piece of mechanized surgical equipment is provided, which includes an instrument holder having an element for receiving and retaining a surgical instrument for mechanized use. Also provided is a surgical instrument for mechanized use and configured to be mounted on the instrument holder. The element for receiving and retaining is mobile between an unlocking position, in which the element enables insertion of the instrument into the instrument holder or withdrawal thereof, and a locking position, in which the element prevents the withdrawal of the instrument from the instrument holder. Furthermore, the equipment includes a case in which an active blade of the instrument can be removably housed, the case having an engaging element for engaging with the receiving and retaining element so as to cause the element to move from the unlocking position to the locking position, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NEOLIX
    Inventors: Jacques Pernot, Hubert Euvrard, Emilien Paul
  • Patent number: 9528598
    Abstract: A shifter assembly (23) for selecting one of a plurality of gears of a transmission of a vehicle. The shifter assembly includes a lever (24) having a retention surface (34) and defining a first engagement feature (36) and a shroud (48) at least partially disposed about the lever. A collet 54) is at least partially disposed about the lever and is movable. An actuator (58) has a second engagement feature (68) selectively engaging the first engagement feature and has an abutment surface (60) selectively engaging the collet. The actuator rotates about the lever from an unlocked position to a locked position which facilitates engagement of the abutment surface with the collet and correspondingly moves the collet to sandwich the shroud between the collet and the retention surface of the lever. The actuator further defines a cable passage (78) and the shifter assembly includes a cable (46) with the cable extending through the cable passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kongsberg Automotive AB
    Inventors: Viktor Farkas, Karin Svensson
  • Patent number: 9507382
    Abstract: An electronic device with a cover including glass is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having at least one coupling recess which is formed on the edge of the housing, a cover body configured to cover one surface of the housing, a coupling member coupled to the cover body configured to make the cover body detachable from/attachable to the at least one coupling recess, and a glass member attached to one surface of the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Lee, Kwangjin Bae, Jungnam Moon