Detachable Handle Patents (Class 16/422)
  • Patent number: 11093009
    Abstract: A touch module includes a touchpad assembly and a connection assembly. The connection assembly includes a main body, plural first coupling plates and plural protrusion posts. When the connection assembly is accommodated within a computer casing, the plural first coupling plates are penetrated through plural first openings of the computer casing and the plural protrusion posts are inserted into the corresponding fixing structures. The plural protrusion posts and the corresponding fixing structures are collaboratively formed as a hinge structure. While the touchpad assembly is pressed down, the connection assembly is swung relative to the computer casing by using the plural protrusion posts as the pivotal shafts, so that the touchpad assembly is correspondingly swung. Due to the hinge structure, the touchpad assembly is swung along a fixed direction. Consequently, the touch module is operated stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Tai-Sou Huang, Shao-Ju Yen
  • Patent number: 10737830
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste container that includes: a substantially quadrilateral base member having a perimeter edge; a front panel extending substantially vertically from the base; a rear panel extending substantially vertically from the base, wherein the front and rear panel are disposed opposite one another; a first side panel extending substantially vertically from the base; a second side panel extending substantially vertically from the base. The first side and second side panels are disposed opposite one another; and the front, rear, first side and second side panels which abut one another are detachably interconnected. The waste container further includes: a panel attachment member along the perimeter edge of the base; a base attachment member along the edge of the front, rear, first side and second side panel that contact the base member, where the panel and base attachment members are adapted to interconnect; and where the container is adapted to separate into a detached base and side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Raul Arriaga
  • Patent number: 10734763
    Abstract: In some examples, a socket locking system can comprise a socket; a printed circuit board (PCB) card disposed in the socket; a first locking handle and a second locking handle to lock the PCB card in the socket; and a PCB retention band including: an elongated closed loop forming a first distal end and a second distal end opposite from the first distal end, wherein the first distal end is to contact the first locking handle and the second distal end is to contact the second locking handle; and a retention portion coupled to the elongated closed loop of material to contact a top surface of the PCB card to disposition the PCB card in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar M R, Vigneshwara Upadhyaya, Mukundan Gangadurai
  • Patent number: 10699085
    Abstract: This patent specification describes a barcode-reading enhancement accessory for a mobile device having a barcode-reading capability. The accessory may include an outer case and an inner carriage. A mobile device is encased in the inner carriage, and the combination of the inner carriage and the mobile device is accommodated in the outer case. The inner carriage is configured to accommodate a mobile device of a particular size such that a mobile device of a different size may be accommodated in the outer case using a different inner carriage. The accessory may also include an optic system to fold an optical path of a field of illumination of a light source of the mobile device and/or a field of view of a camera of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Utykanski, John Deal, Ryan Hoobler
  • Patent number: 10676003
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for attaching a first device to a second device. The method includes providing an attachment structure for attaching the first device to the second device that includes a fastener that is movable from a first position to a second position within the attachment structure, moving the first device into position to be attached to the second device with the fastener in the first position, obscuring an attachment detection window with a window barrier fixed to the fastener, securing the first device to the second device by sliding the fastener from the first position to the second position, locking the fastener in the second position, revealing the attachment detection window when the fastener is locked in the second position, and reading the attachment detection window to detect that the first device has been properly attached to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Brown, Gregory J. Vargo, Orlando L. Lomo, II, David M. Kelly, Leonard C. McLean
  • Patent number: 10606302
    Abstract: A self-centering mechanism for an appliance knob includes a shaft member defining a central axis, and a rotatable member engaged and rotatable with the shaft member about the central axis. The rotatable member defines a first arcuate slot opposed to a second arcuate slot. A first stationary pin extends through the first arcuate slot and a second stationary pin extends through the second arcuate slot. A centering member is pivotably engaged with the rotatable member about a pivot location, and is configured to contact the first and second stationary pins with the rotatable member disposed in a centered rotational position. A biasing member is configured to bias the centering member about the pivot location toward the shaft member and the first and second stationary pins to urge the rotatable member to the centered rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stoufer, Kevin Carpenter, Michelle Demers, David A. Clemens
  • Patent number: 10596693
    Abstract: A power tool with an auxiliary handle which is easily securable to and removable from the tool. The auxiliary handle provides additional functionality, beyond being merely a handle. The auxiliary handle is detachably engaged to the power tool for working as a side handle via a “quick-connect” mechanism, which locks the handle in place either automatically or with a simple movement, and which can be released by a simple movement. The handle also serves a secondary function. For example, its quick-connect mechanism can be so configured as to receive a screwdriver bit. When removed from the power tool, the handle can act as a screwdriver handle. The handle may include compartments or slots to retain a variety of screwdriver bits or other components. The handle could be a screwdriver with auto lock bit or bit holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kailash C. Vasudeva
  • Patent number: 10543881
    Abstract: A bicycle handlebar cushioning assembly includes a mount for positioning on and releasably engaged by and retained on bicycle handlebars. The mount releasably snaps onto and frictionally engages the bicycle handlebars. The mount has a first end and a second end and is elongated from the first end to the second end. A cushioning member is non-removably attached to the mount. The cushioning member is resiliently compressible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert K. Gulotta, Don Weinmeister
  • Patent number: 10518155
    Abstract: A kit comprising at least 2 devices adapted to be easily attached by way of suction to one or more sides or a bottom of a swimming pool, each of the devices having a grab member adapted to be grabbed by a hand of a child player or an adult player, the devices adapted to be easily attached to a side or bottom of the pool. A game can be played with the devices after they are attached at separate points such that a player may grab a first device with one hand and then a second device with another hand, moving along said side or said bottom while remaining under water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Darin Portnoff
  • Patent number: 10493322
    Abstract: A height-adjustable apparatus using a spring to urge forward and rearward undulating whippy locomotion is disclosed. A hand-crawling embodiment having a hand-glove assembly affixed to a base assembly enables users to engage in all-fours crawling locomotion while the body is conventionally situated in a two-legged orientation. One embodiment includes a forearm support bracket mounted at either a permanent or adjustable wrist angle. An internal stabilizer cylinder retainer is also provided to reduce inward pivoting of the internal stabilizer cylinder retainer in the direction of the opposite hand while permitting outward pivoting toward the outside of the device, and front-to-back pivoting toward the front side or backside of the device. A similar foot-bounding embodiment enables walkers, joggers, runners and jumpers to engage in forward and backward whippy locomotion. A crutch embodiment having a similar base assembly enables crippled or injured users to likewise engage in whippy locomotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Weipeng Yang
  • Patent number: 10485359
    Abstract: A mattress includes a number of elongate members, webs or straps that span an underside of the mattress and terminate with graspable handle portions. The straps are attached to the underside of the mattress by a hook and loop fastening system. A mattress prop may be used in conjunction with the straps for spacing the mattress from a support surface such as a bed base. In a first version the prop has a mattress attachment member and a base abutment member movable relative to the mattress attachment member from a collapsed configuration to an erected configuration. A spacer member is disposed between the mattress attachment member and the base abutment member for selectively retaining the base abutment member in the erected configuration relative to the mattress attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: David John Martin
  • Patent number: 10472044
    Abstract: An aircraft joint between overlapping first and second components includes a fastener having a head and a shank, and a fastener retainer fixedly attached to the second component at the overlap region. The fastener retainer has a recess and a through hole. The fastener head is situated in the recess and between the fastener retainer and the second component. The fastener shank extends through the hole in the fastener retainer and into the first component to fasten the first component to the second component. The joint may be between an aircraft wing cover and a wing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Vernon Holmes, Rodney Evans, Stefanos Kosteletos
  • Patent number: 10463129
    Abstract: A handle is disclosed. The handle comprises a handgrip, having a top portion, a bottom portion and, opposing side portions joined to form a structure having an opening. A ball joint connected in series to the bottom portion and including a spheroid member nested in a socket member. A hinge joint connected in series to the ball joint and the bottom portion. The hinge joint including a connection axis having a first armature and a second armature. The first armature and the second armature are configured to pivot about the connection axis. A handle mate connected in series to the bottom portion, the ball joint, and the hinge joint. The handle mate comprising an arc configured to partially circumscribe a luggage handle. The handle mate including a retaining mechanism configured to retain the luggage handle nested in the arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 6445 Investments, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Skinner
  • Patent number: 10383409
    Abstract: A closure device with a first and a second closure part, which each include at least one connecting region, is provided. For closing the closure device, the first closure part is attachable to the second closure part along a connection axis and by rotation about the connection axis relative to the second closure part is movable into the closed position, wherein in the closed position the two closure parts are held at each other via their connecting regions. The connecting regions each include at least one sliding surface and at least one blocking surface such that the closure parts are rotatable along their sliding surfaces relative to each other about the connection axis into the closed position, when the two closure parts are pressed towards each other by external forces along the connection axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Fidlock GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedler
  • Patent number: 10350773
    Abstract: A razor blade cartridge having at least one razor blade and a housing made from a polymer material and having an outer surface where at least part of the outer surface of the housing is coated with a hydrophilic material, and where the outer surface of the housing includes undulations on at least a portion of the coated part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: Andy Hill, Andy Honour, Jeff Motley
  • Patent number: 10351302
    Abstract: A beverage container is provided having a container main body and a handle portion attached thereto. The container main body has an upper portion with an aperture, a lower sidewall extending downwardly from the aperture, and an upper sidewall having a substantially cylindrical shape extending upwardly from the upper portion. The handle portion includes a grip portion, an attachment collar disposed on an upper handle portion, and a lower handle portion fastened to the container main body by a fastening member. The attachment collar may have an annular or curved shape that snugly fits around the upper sidewall of the container main body to attach the upper handle portion to the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Michael Choltco-Devlin, Michael Carl Beckman
  • Patent number: 10300216
    Abstract: A medical injector includes an injector housing defining a reservoir, a plunger rod, and a stopper engaged with a portion of the plunger rod, the stopper being slidably disposed within the reservoir and sized relative to an interior of the injector housing to provide sealing engagement with a sidewall of the injector housing. The medical injector further includes a needle having a sharpened first end and a second end in communication with the reservoir, a first cap covering the sharpened first end of the needle, and a second cap covering at least a part of the first cap. The second cap includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a hemispherical member including a gripping component. The second cap is engaged with the first cap such that removal of the second cap simultaneously removes the first cap from the first end of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10292785
    Abstract: A grip (1), for a medical device (2), has an inner part (3), which has fastening features (6) for fastening to the medical device (2) and an outer part (4), which has a snap-in element (5), which can lockingly engage an snap opposing element (7) of the inner part (3) for the detachable fastening of the outer part (4) to the inner part (3) and at least partially overlaps the inner part (3) on surfaces not facing the medical device. An actuating element (8) is provided on the outer part (4), and is manually actuatable for unlocking detachment. The actuating element (8) is configured in one piece with the snap-in element (5) and the outer part (4) such that the actuating element (8) performs a movement with the snap-in element (5) in relation to the snap opposing element (7) during the unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Gunnar Wiegandt
  • Patent number: 10200518
    Abstract: A holding device for smartphones or similar devices is adjustable between a flat collapsed resting position and an extended operating position and comprises a device-side end part connected or connectable to the device, and an outer end part. A resilient construction element connects both end parts and holds the outer end part spaced apart from the device-side end part in the operating position. In the resting position, the resilient construction element is flat compressed and the outer end part is lockable on the device-side end part. The outer end part is configured as a gripping piece. The resilient construction element can be configured as a helically coiled compression spring or tension spring or as a body of resilient foam or as a mechanical variable length element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Harald Richter
  • Patent number: 10188258
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes a handle having a longitudinal axis and a cleaning device having a longitudinal axis. The cleaning device is releasably securable to the handle and is moveable between a first position where the longitudinal axis of the cleaning device is generally aligned with the longitudinal axis of said handle, and a second position where the longitudinal axis of the cleaning device is arranged at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: James Deveau
  • Patent number: 10177799
    Abstract: A computer mount is provided for securing a hand-held computer to a hand-held electronic scanner, such as a bar code or QR code scanner, or an RFID chip scanner. The computer mount includes an upper mount portion with a computer chamber for receiving and providing user access to the hand-held computer, and further includes a lower attachment portion for securing to the hand-held scanner. At least two upstanding sidewalls form the mount portion, optionally with a base wall extending therebetween, the sidewalls configured to engage in secure the hand-held computer. The attachment portion has at least two downwardly-extending sidewalls defining a scanner chamber at the lower attachment portion, the scanner chamber configured to receive a head of the hand-held scanner, while permitting normal functioning of the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Technologies
    Inventors: John Brownlow, Gardner Klaasen
  • Patent number: 10137920
    Abstract: A hand truck assembly for transporting an object includes a frame that is selectively manipulated. A plate is coupled to the frame to support an object thereby facilitating the object to be lifted. A pair of first wheels is each rotatably coupled to the frame. Each of the first wheels rolls along the support surface thereby facilitating the object to be transported. A second wheel is rotatably coupled to the frame and the second wheel selectively supports the frame when one of the first wheels is damaged. A pair of handles is each coupled to the frame for gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Juel Bolden
  • Patent number: 10045827
    Abstract: Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for limiting torque in robotic surgical tools are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to releasably and removably couple to a robotic surgical system. The robotic surgical system can include a motor configured to provide torque to the surgical tool to drive two different functions of the surgical tool. The surgical tool can include two torque limiting mechanisms, each associated with the motor, each associated with one of the functions, and each configured to limit an amount of the torque from the motor that drives the function associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10005301
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a panel that supports an outer periphery of a display which displays various information; and a cover which is made of a resin material and is detachably mounted on the panel so as to cover the display in a state being mounted on the panel, wherein the cover includes a thin-wall portion and an inclined portion which serve as an outer area disposed along the outer periphery and a thick-wall portion which serves as an inner area disposed inside the outer area with the thickness of the outer area being smaller than the thickness of the inner area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yamamoto, Kazuya Nagaoka, Shoichi Horiuchi, Takuya Kojima
  • Patent number: 9949582
    Abstract: A cushion cover includes a first chamber that includes at least one sheet, wherein the first chamber is configured to house a cushion that includes air pockets. A second chamber is sealed to the first chamber, wherein the second chamber includes a closed back end, a closed top, a closed bottom, a pair of closed sides, and an open front end. A panel, which includes at least one hole, is sealed to the first chamber and facing the open end of the second chamber. A handle is provided that includes a longitudinal strap adjoining a pair of side panels, wherein the pair of side panels are sealed to the first chamber, wherein upon a force being applied to the first chamber, air contained in the air pockets of the cushion flows through the at least one hole in the panel and into the second chamber without exiting the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intensive Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew DuDonis
  • Patent number: 9945151
    Abstract: A refrigerator door includes a handle that is secured to the door utilizing connectors at first and second ends of the handle. The connectors do not have exposed screws, thereby improving the appearance of the refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Neomar Giacomini, Axel Julio Ramm
  • Patent number: 9902056
    Abstract: A work apparatus has a motor for driving a tool, an operator-controlled element for the motor and a blocking device. The blocking device has an actuating element having a blocking position and an unblocking position. The operator-controlled element is blocked for the operation of the drive motor when the actuating element is in its blocking position. When shifted from the blocking position into the unblocking position, the actuating element is moved in a first direction and in a second direction. The first direction is into the housing part and the second direction runs perpendicular hereto. A compulsory guide is configured to, during movement of the actuation element in the second direction from the blocking position in a direction toward the unblocking position, initially move the actuation element in a direction opposite to the first direction before the actuation element can be moved in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Kaupp
  • Patent number: 9878847
    Abstract: A panel gripping and lifting device (100) having a clamping assembly (105) having a handle assembly (162) rotatably interrelated with a spaced apart opposing jaw assembly (107) by a cam assembly (149). Jaws of the opposing jaw assembly (107) have a planar jaw inner surface (116); when the spacing between the jaws is increased, the planar jaws are fitted on either side of a panel; when the spacing between the jaws is lessened the planar jaws contact surfaces of the panel exerting a gripping force against the panel. When gripping forces are exerted against the panel the handle assembly (162) enables the lifting and moving of the panel such as sealed multipane window (220) window frame (200) having an outwardly extending nail fin (210) or a sheet metal panel. An alternative embodiment has opposing jaws rotating in the same plane and separated by jaw spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Gerald Gieseke, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9732505
    Abstract: In certain aspects, devices and methods for moving a toilet are provided that can include an elongated member, a first engaging member, and a second engaging member. The engaging members can be coupled to the elongated member and extend radially away from the elongated member. The engaging members can include contact surfaces that are disposed distal to the elongated member and that are configured to engage the toilet. In other aspects, devices and methods for moving a toilet can include a handle, a first collar, and a second collar. The collars can be coupled to the handle and can be configured to slide along the handle in unlocked modes and to positionally secure along the handle in locked modes. The collars can be configured to receive and secure to one or more removable shackles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Mike Edward Mendez
  • Patent number: 9687965
    Abstract: A pliers includes a first member having a first head and a first handle. The first handle has an enlarged end portion and a grip area adjacent the enlarged end portion. At least a portion of the grip area has a smaller cross-sectional area than the enlarged end portion to define a rear lip located at an interface between the grip area and the enlarged end portion. The pliers also includes a first grip having a first open end and a second open end. The first grip is positioned on the grip area of the first handle. The first handle extends through the first open end and the second open end such that the rear lip of the first handle retains the second grip on the grip area of the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. DeBaker, Scott R. Fischer, Daniel H. Schneider, Todd W. Johnson, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 9676526
    Abstract: Container for e.g. wine has a vessel, a seal assembly, and a handle assembly. The seal assembly has upper and lower seal compressor moldings on major faces of a seal, and seal's edge expands in response to moving the seal's major faces together to increase a diameter of the seal. Pressure on a glass vessel is sufficiently low to prevent the glass from cracking or breaking, and pressure can be sufficiently high to prevent air from entering the enclosed volume. Methods and parts associated with the container are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony J. Gonsalves, Clive Solari
  • Patent number: 9617786
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining a blind comprises: a first elongate element for attachment to a supporting structure; a second elongate element attachable to the first elongate element, in order to at least partially form a guide track providing a guide channel in which a part to be guided may be constrained, the first and second elements together at least partially defining the external surfaces of the guide track. The second elongate element is attachable to the first elongate element by displacement of the second element relative to the first element. The direction of displacement may be a direction substantially transverse to the direction of elongation of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony Gerard Roberts
  • Patent number: 9610100
    Abstract: A surgical instrument provides rotational and axial variations of a working end relative to a handle of the surgical instrument for configuration flexibility of the working end. An internal configuration of the handle of the surgical instrument accepts a retention portion of the working end in several positions. The working end can be varied in axial length relative to a front end of the handle and in axial position relative to the extension of the working end from the front end of the handle. A retention mechanism interacts with the handle and the working end to fix a position of the working end in the handle. The working end may be shaped to provide a bayonet version wherein the working end extends from the front end of the handle offset from the handle's longitudinal center, and a non-bayonet version wherein the working end extends from the handle's longitudinal center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Predick
  • Patent number: 9610964
    Abstract: A display element for displaying information on a push handle of a shopping cart that can be pushed by hand. The display element includes a main body having a region which is covered by a transparent cover that is separably mounted on the main body. A two-dimensional information medium can be arranged between the main body and the cover. The main body is formed with a groove into which one end edge of the information medium can be inserted and the inserted end edge is retained in the groove by frictional locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Andreas Filosi
  • Patent number: 9522691
    Abstract: A push handle for a shopping trolley contains a holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal, in particular a smartphone. The holder includes a mounting for the telecommunications terminal and a pivot joint by which the mounting can be pivoted between a home position when it rests against the push handle and a holding position when it extends away from the push handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Elvira Sonnendorfer, Andreas Filosi, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 9500004
    Abstract: A vehicle unlocking device includes a first rod, a second rod, a first connecting member, a second connecting member, and a lock device. Therein, the first rod has one end as a handle and the other end as a first fixing part. The second rod has one end as a bended hook part and the other end as a second fixing part. The first connecting member is fixed to the first fixing part. The second connecting member is fixed to the second fixing part and sleeves the first connecting member, while the first and second connecting members are kept from rotating against each other. The lock device is in between the first and second connecting members for manipulating the axial detachment of the second connecting member from the first connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Kun-Meng Lin
  • Patent number: 9452518
    Abstract: An improved sledge hammer device is disclosed having first and second head portions attached to a central rod and a hand guard which is substantially parallel to the central rod. In operation, the hammer is held by the central rod, or optionally by the hand guard and is brought vertically or horizontally in contact with its target by the user. The device is particularly advantageous in situations where the typical central handle and/or wide swing arc is impractical due to space constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 9441713
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system bias adjuster which includes a brake bias adjustment knob assembly which enables the driver of the vehicle to quickly and easily set, adjust, and visually and quickly determine the relative front to rear (or right front to left front) brake bias or brake bias setting of the vehicle before and while driving the vehicle. The brake bias adjustment knob assembly visually indicates the exact amount of brake bias, or if there is no bias at all. The ratio is expressed in numbers to enable the driver to reset the brake bias to a known value of ratio as needed for track conditions and vehicle weight changes. The value in numbers is reproducible. The present disclosure also provides a method and apparatus for retrofitting an existing vehicle with a brake bias adjustment knob assembly which enables the driver of the vehicle to quickly and easily set, adjust, and visually determine the relative brake bias or brake bias setting (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Innovatech LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 9436226
    Abstract: A tablet computer having a detachable handle includes a tablet main body equipped with a connecting board on a bottom surface thereof, and a grip unit removably connecting to the connecting board of the tablet main body. The grip unit is convenient to a user to easily hold the tablet main body with only one hand, and input with the other hand. An extended battery is stored in a chamber of the grip unit can supply power to the tablet main body and/or a main battery in the tablet main body. The grip unit further includes a barcode scanner and a scan start button so that a user can hold the grip unit with one hand and trigger the barcode scanner with the index finger thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Mao-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9332841
    Abstract: The drawer pull is a device that is adapted for use with a drawer face in order to provide a pull that is used to open or close off the respective drawer. The drawer pull is adapted to be installed onto an existing drawer, but with no retrofitting required of the drawer or the drawer face. The drawer pull includes a knob that extends forwardly of a planar member. The planar member may be decorative, and is telescopically affixed to a frame member. The planar member includes a pair of armatures that extend rearwardly. The pair of armatures is telescopically engaged with respect to the frame member. Moreover, the pair of armatures enables the planar member and the knob to adjust with respect to the frame member in order to adaptively accommodate a drawer front of a drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Patricia Moulinet
  • Patent number: 9255387
    Abstract: A quick assembly structure of a faucet handle base, which is fixed in a valve assembly, the valve assembly includes a valve core, a directional connector, a locking element having a peripheral groove, a connecting portion, and a tilted guiding face. The handle mount includes: a fixing ring having a central orifice; a flexible fastening sleeve having a lower engagement portion and an upper engagement portion; the upper engagement portion having a plurality of flexible retaining paws; a coupling column having a fitting portion and a snapping insertion; the sapping insertion having plural first recesses; an operating member having a covering portion and a handle extending; and a coupling element employed to join a top end of the sapping insertion of the coupling column with the covering portion of the operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Hongpei Yang, Jihtung Chang
  • Patent number: 9126077
    Abstract: A micro-weight training apparatus can include one or more disc-shaped micro-weights. The micro-weight can include an annular body defining a substantially central aperture extending entirely through the annular body, wherein the annular body comprises first and second surfaces, with each surface terminating in a radiused edge. The micro-weight further includes a magnet disposed in the aperture. The micro-weight can have a mass in of about ¼ ounce to about 2 ounces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander M. Rothacker
  • Patent number: 9119288
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 9089961
    Abstract: An article for mounting to a support structure via a fastener-includes a molded body made from a first thermoplastic material. The molded body has a length. The molded body also has an attachment surface spaced from the support structure and a show surface opposite the attachment surface. The article also includes a fastening insert made of a second thermoplastic material and disposed within the molded body for receiving the fastener to mount the article to the support structure. The fastening insert has a flange extending along the length of the molded body. The fastening insert also has a boss coupled to and extending from the flange and the attachment surface for receiving the fastener. The flange defines a plurality of holes with the first thermoplastic material disposed in the holes for anchoring the fastening insert in the molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Randy E. Fleck, William J. McMaster, Stephen P. Serna, Edward C. Caughey
  • Publication number: 20150135481
    Abstract: A reusable, foldable, detachable handle is disclosed that can grip a drinking vessel by pressing against both the upper and lower rims of the vessel, thereby providing stable and reliable attachment thereto. The detachable handle can be folded when not in use for easy carrying and storage, and when in use it can be fixed in an unfolded configuration by a sleeve or flap that spans a foldable portion. Preferred embodiments allow attachment to vessels of different heights by being adjustable in length and/or by including a plurality of base-gripping features at different locations along the handle. Some preferred embodiments include gripping spike that enhances gripping security by applying opposing pressure to the upper rim. The gripping spike can be fixed in location or slidable along the handle. Further preferred embodiments include a bottle opener, and some preferred embodiments are attachable to a key ring or include a key ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: David Wren
  • Patent number: 9021662
    Abstract: Handle for an object includes a member for grasping with a hand. The member has a lower opening for passage or accommodation of fingers and a web or palm of the hand, and an upper opening for passage or accommodation of a thumb of the hand. A strap may be attached to the member for embracing and securing the object. The strap can include a band portion having a tension buffer segment, and a band lock. The handle can be found in combination with the object, for example, a metal paint can, say, a one-gallon metal paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9021660
    Abstract: A handle has at least one fastening plate or holding part which can be fastened in a through-hole in a thin wall such as a sheet-metal wall by means of snap devices. According to the invention, the fastening plate forms or carries a pivot bearing for the at least one end of a handle, or the like, which is bent, for example, from a round material such as thick wire, this end having a round cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 9015904
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an adjustable universal valve handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel W. Casebier
  • Publication number: 20150107056
    Abstract: A poster handle including one or more support members, each support member having a support body with one or more support extensions and one or more securing elements on at least a portion of an attachment side of the support member, and a handle member including an attachment section, one or more gripping sections and one or more securing elements on an attachment side of the attachment section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Coley Creative
    Inventors: Ann Coley, Stuart Harvey Lee, Jenna Marie Edgemon
  • Publication number: 20150107055
    Abstract: A hand grip designed to be used in or near water that may be connected to either an image capturing device or the case that holds the image capturing device. The hand grip has a main body with a first end and a second end and a mounting piece located on at least one of the first end or the second end of the main body that allows for attachment of image capturing devices. The hand grip is adapted to float in water to provide angles and views of photographs from an image capturing device connected to the mounting piece while in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Francis Anari, Ryan Paul Vosburg, Russell VanZile, III