Extensible Handle Patents (Class 16/429)
  • Patent number: 11073868
    Abstract: The foldable mobile terminal includes: a flexible display screen; a first shell and a second shell, the flexible display screen being provided on the first shell and the second shell; and a foldable mechanism including a first rotation assembly connected to the first shell and a second rotation assembly connected to the second shell. The first and second rotation assemblies both comprise sliding plates, rotation shafts, and connection rods. The sliding plates are at least partially received in the shells, and can extend or retract with respect to the shells in a sliding manner. First ends of the connection rods are slidably and hingedly connected to the rotating shafts, and second ends are rotatably connected to the shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 11001430
    Abstract: A battery package is described herein that advantageously maintains separation between batteries received therein while also providing a resealable opening to sequentially retrieve batteries therefrom. Further, the battery package can include an outer covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Stewart, Joseph Cerone, Bryan Shova, Kelly Lin, Jacqueline Denham
  • Patent number: 10935920
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main assembly, a grip, a first guiding member, and a second guiding member. The grip is linearly movable between a first position accommodated inside the main assembly and a second position projecting from the main assembly. The grip has a projection of resin material projecting downwardly from a lower surface of the grip. The first guiding member is provided above the grip to guide the movement of the grip, and the second guiding member is provided below the grip and configured to guide the movement of the grip together with the first guiding member. The second guiding member is provided with an engaging portion projecting from an upper surface of the second guiding member and capable of engaging with the projection to restrict movement of the grip toward the second position when the grip is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koki Sato
  • Patent number: 10858151
    Abstract: A storage container includes a body, a lid, and two handles. The body defines a compartment between first and second side walls of the body. The compartment is accessible along a top end of the body. The first and second side walls include respective cavities that are recessed from exterior surfaces of the side walls via rims that define perimeters of the cavities. The lid is connected to the top end of the body and encloses the compartment when in a closed position. The two handles are tethered to the body via cords, and are configured to nest within the cavities of the corresponding side walls when not grasped by a person. First and second ends of the handles are configured to engage opposing portions of the corresponding rim to retain the handle nested in the cavity via an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MUCKBOX, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Campbell Schaefer, Patrick Michael Barron
  • Patent number: 10751058
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for connecting an end effector to an actuation assembly is provided. The adapter assembly a base defining a plurality of notches spaced at least partially about a circumference of the base, a handle supported on the base and rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the base, and a latch mechanism supported on the handle assembly and selectively engageable with the base. The latch mechanism includes a latch member and a locking member. The latch member is movable between a first position in which the locking member is received within one of the plurality of notches to lock the handle relative to the base, and a second position in which the locking member is spaced from the plurality of notches to unlock the handle relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ramiro Cabrera, Jonathan Sapienza, Stephen Paul
  • Patent number: 10688633
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a holding sleeve is provided. The holding sleeve is adapted to dispose around a body portion of a main body and can rotate relative to the body portion. A blocking member is disposed in at least one through hole of a first sleeve. A second sleeve is movable relative to and disposed around the first sleeve. The blocking member is controllably pressed by the second sleeve to be partially received in an annular groove of the body portion. An elastic member is disposed around and between the first sleeve the first and second sleeves. Before the second sleeve is mounted to the first sleeve, a part of the elastic member corresponds to the blocking member in a radial direction of the first sleeve and can limit the blocking member to locate in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TIEN-I INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Larry Lee
  • Patent number: 10493612
    Abstract: A demolition device support has an elongated body that includes a base frame, a base frame support member, and an upper support member. The base frame is fixedly attached to the base frame support member, which is pivotably connected to the upper support member by a hinge. A handle extension member is mounted at the upper end of the body, and includes a mount for receiving handlebar. A collar is mounted at the lower end of the body, and is configured to receive a portion of the housing of a demolition device. The demolition device support is used to support a demolition device in an ergonomic and efficient position during use of the demolition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Steven M. Boswell, Jesse B. Boswell
  • Patent number: 10457310
    Abstract: A convertible cargo case for a wagon is provided. The cargo case has a housing and a frame. The frame has frame members in a first plane and frame members in a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. Cross members connect the frame members in the first plane with the frame members in the second plane. The housing has a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, a fourth side wall, and a bottom wall defining a cavity. The housing is releasably secured to the frame with a plurality of locks. The cargo case is positioned adjacent a rear of the wagon in a cargo use configuration, and the wagon is positioned partially within the cavity of the housing in a storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Flyer, Inc.
    Inventors: Samantha Sturgeon, Collin Ostergaard, Anne Goodman, Garrett DeBry
  • Patent number: 10428851
    Abstract: A telescopic device including an outer pipe, an inner pipe fitted in the outer pipe, and a sleeve disposed between the outer pipe and the inner pipe. The telescopic device contains a lock mechanism, containing two bosses, and located between the inner pipe and the outer pipe. A tripod is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO WEIFENG IMAGE EQUIPMENT GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weiming Lu
  • Patent number: 10316545
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a door handle which is normally hidden within the door, be it either completely flush with a door surface, or partially protruding from said door surface. If a user wants to use the handle, then the user activates the handle using convention actuating techniques to extend the handle from the recess. Should an external object be placed between the handle and the door surface after the handle is operated and the retraction process begins, the handle movement is limited in the downward direction by the extension of an elastic link between the door handle and the rest of the retraction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PIRNAR, TR{hacek over (Z)}ENJE, PROIZVODNJA IN RAZVOJ, D.O.O.
    Inventor: Gasper Pirnar
  • Patent number: 10238228
    Abstract: A cookware handle includes a plastic grip portion molded over a portion of an insert. The insert inserts into a bore of a flange. The grip portion is externally flush with the flange interface and the insert internally connects the grip portion to the flange. This allows the grip portion to be over molded on a first part of the insert so the other portion can be welded or otherwise attached to the flange after external surface finishing of the flange. The insert and flange may be welded together along a portion of the insert that contacts the flange within the bore and that is not visible when the flange is attached to a cookware vessel sidewall to provide the grip molded as a handle for the cookware vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventor: Phillip D. Barberi
  • Patent number: 10220279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ball game racket, a method for adjusting the length of the handle portion of a ball game racket and a handle shell for the handle portion of a ball game racket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Head Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Lau, Harald Rosenkranz, Stefan Mohr
  • Patent number: 10100908
    Abstract: The assembly of a shaft member and a shaft end adapter which are manufactured separately can be accomplished with a high precision in coaxiality and straightness at a high efficiency. A tubular portion is formed with a circumferentially continuous portion at least in a part thereof adjoining a free end thereof, and a slit extends axially through a wall of the tubular portion in exclusion of the circumferentially continuous portion. A fastening bolt configured to close the slit is mounted on the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd., Y.M. Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ohno, Katsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10035253
    Abstract: A portable work tool includes: a housing; a motor; and a restraining surface. The housing has an outer surface including a covered region that is covered with a soft layer and an uncovered region that is exposed to an outside. The covered region and the uncovered region define a boundary therebetween. The motor is accommodated in the housing. The restraining surface is disposed in proximity to the boundary and protrudes from the covered region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Inagawa, Kenji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10028877
    Abstract: A connection system for an inner coffin and an outer coffin, the inner coffin comprising a bottom and side walls extending from the bottom, wherein the outer coffin comprises a load bearing frame construction near the bottom of the inner coffin. The load bearing frame construction comprises movable support pins embodied for insertion in openings that are provided in an inner coffin's wall near the bottom thereof, for carrying the inner coffin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Rolandus Franciscus Beatrijs Marie Josef Hoijng
  • Patent number: 9974366
    Abstract: A pole comprising a pole handle and a pole tip, with at least two tube portions located therebetween, which in an assembled state of the pole are connected to one another by means of insertion connections aligned along a longitudinal pole axis A. At least one of the plug connections is realized on a second tube portion by way of a form-fit and/or force-fit locking device, wherein the second tube portion has a smaller the same outer diameter than the inner diameter of a first tube portion, and which can be inserted into the first tube portion, and which can be fixed in the relative axial position by means of the form-fit locking device. On at least one of the plug connections, a tubular sleeve having a clamping element in a receiving groove is arranged between the tubular sleeve and the lower end of the first tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 9975225
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for use with a tool has a tool having a first working end, an opposite second end, a central axis therebetween, and a least one axial recess formed on an outer surface of the tool. A cap is rotatably received on the tool opposite second end, the cap comprising at least one recess formed on an outer surface thereon. The cap is rotatable between a first position in which the cap at least one recess aligns with the tool at least one recess, and a second position in which the cap at least one recess is out of alignment with the tool at least one recess. The locking mechanism further comprises a detent operatively positioned between the tool and the cap. The detent may be a pin and a spring, where the spring biases the cap into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinweg, Hsien-Chung Tuan-Mu
  • Patent number: 9950729
    Abstract: Provided herein is an infant wagon having improved convenience of use, wherein the infant wagon includes a front frame, a rear frame, a support frame, side frames, a front handle frame, and a rear handle frame, and is configured such that the axial distance between front wheels and rear wheels thereof is reduced, whereby it is possible to reduce the burden applied to the arms of a caregiver when the infant wagon is moved or when the direction of the infant wagon is changed, such that the radius of rotation of the infant wagon is reduced, whereby it is possible to easily change the direction of the infant wagon, such that, when the infant wagon is pushed from the rear thereof to move the infant wagon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BRAN-NEW INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Yejin Choi
  • Patent number: 9879475
    Abstract: A motorized wand system is presented for connecting to conventional horizontal and vertical blinds. The motorized wand system includes a housing that houses a motor, a gear box and a motor controller. The wand is twistably connected to the housing. An extender is removably connected to the lower end of the wand to extend the length thereof. The motorized wand system is connected to a conventional horizontal blind by a hook member connected to the tilt knob of the blind and adhering a mounting flange to the head rail of the blind. The motorized wand system is connected to a conventional vertical blind by a mounting member connected to a clip and tilt knob of the vertical blind and a bellows that connects the mounting member and upper end of the motorized wand system. The motorized wand system is controlled individually, or in groups, by twisting, or by a remote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CURRENT PRODUCTS CORP
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Richard Scott Hand, Sean Swain Scalf, Harry Edward Asbury
  • Patent number: 9809271
    Abstract: This vehicle is equipped with front and rear wheels and comprises a platform, a foldable/unfoldable steering column and a locking mechanism. According to the invention: the platform includes a cylindrical well (13), the axis of which is tilted according to an angle from 30° to 60° towards the rear of this platform (2). The steering column has a lower bent portion, connected to a cylindrical base (22) intended to be engaged into the well (13) with pivoting capability, the axis of this base (22) forming, with the axis according to which the remainder of the steering column (5) extends longitudinally, an angle complementary to 180° with the angle formed by the axis of the well (13). The locking mechanism includes a first device (16, 17; 27, 32) for angularly blocking the base (22) in the well (13), in the unfolding position of the steering column, and a second device (16, 18; 27, 32) for angularly blocking the base (22) in the well (13), in the folding position of the steering column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ID Development Limited
    Inventor: Joseph Mazoyer
  • Patent number: 9802297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tightening tool for a screw element, having a tool receptacle and an associated line. A coupling part is provided, which is formed at a free end for engaging with the tool receptacle in a form-closed manner and transitions into a handle or can be coupled to a handle at the other end. The coupling part has an interior and at least one lateral opening for inserting or leading out the line at least at the free end of the coupling part. The interior and the opening extend to the free end and are open there. The invention further relates to a coupling part and to a screw element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Labomatic Instruments AG
    Inventor: Claude Marchand
  • Patent number: 9770914
    Abstract: An ink cartridge for an inkjet printer includes a bottom face and a front face; an ink interface on the front face of the ink cartridge for connection to a cartridge receiving structure; a guide interface in the bottom face for guiding the cartridge along a straight line during insertion into the cartridge receiving structure for connecting the ink interface; a latch track disposed in the bottom face of the ink cartridge to guide a latch of the cartridge receiving structure; a latch stop disposed in the latch track for engaging the latch, where the latch track comprises a locking track and an unlocking track to accommodate movement of the latch with respect to the latch stop, the locking track being at least partly separate from the unlocking track; and a latch guide for redirecting the latch towards the locking track, rather than the unlocking track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David C. Harvey, Curt Gonzales, Ralph L. Stathem, David Olsen, David Welter
  • Patent number: 9772663
    Abstract: A power distribution system for use with rack mounter computer devices includes a cabinet and a PDU. The cabinet includes: a rack region having a plurality of rail pairs for supporting a plurality of computer devices; a bus region having a base mount support and a server connector module; and a PDU configured for receipt within the bus region. The PDU includes: a plurality of electrical outlets configured to supply power to the computing devices; a PDU connector configured for releasable engagement with the server connector module; and a base mount configured to permit the PDU to pivot about the base mount support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Lithul LLC
    Inventor: Theodore M. Thul
  • Patent number: 9693805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a craniotomy fixation device and method for fixing a bone flap to the skull following craniotomy. The device may comprise two portions, one portion may be associated with the skull and the other portion may be associated with the bone flap. The two portions are connected in a way to accommodate changes in intracranial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Rohit Khanna
  • Patent number: 9612415
    Abstract: Swing arm assemblies for providing access to wiring enclosures are described that provide convenient one handed operation and the ability to temporarily fix the enclosure at a telescoped height and optionally in a rotated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jonathan Oral Adams
  • Patent number: 9598896
    Abstract: Embodiments for barrier assemblies and setup configuration of these barrier assemblies are disclosed. The barriers are used to block the entry of children or animal into areas in which their safety may be jeopardized. The barrier assemblies contain a sheet configured for outstretching and for retraction into a roll form, and for being maintained under tension in an outstretched form. A locking assembly prevents the sheet from accidentally retracting. The barrier assemblies are configured for indoor use by means of attaching to walls and stair posts as well as for outdoor use by anchoring the barrier assembly to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Marc D Pichik
  • Patent number: 9598874
    Abstract: A method to create a temporary access opening in a drywall of a wall structure to access the area behind the wall structure to perform a type of work and to simplify the process of closing of the temporary access opening after completion of the work. A tool to simplify the creation of the temporary access opening is securely attached to the drywall permitting the drywall to be cut. A cutting tool will be used to cut the drywall along the sides of the tool at a certain angle and that angle will allow the cutout drywall piece to be reused to close the temporary access opening without using any supporting material otherwise required to be placed behind the wall to prevent the extracted piece from falling behind the wall structure during the closing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yuriy Chagin, Yelena Chagin
  • Patent number: 9554861
    Abstract: A medical instrument holding apparatus includes a shaft slidably engaged into a housing and movable into and out of the housing, the housing includes a guiding member engaged with the shaft for guiding and limiting the shaft to slide relative to the housing only and for preventing the shaft from being rotated relative to the housing, a locking device is engaged onto the shaft and includes a positioning member for engaging with an anchoring member of the shaft and for locking the shaft and the housing together, and one or more fasteners are engaged with the housing and the locking device for securing the shaft and the housing together with the locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hiwin Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Zong Sian Jiang, Wuteng Hsieh, Yan Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9435364
    Abstract: A telescopic supporting device is provided, which includes a plurality of hollow kits and a plurality of stoppers. Each of the plurality of hollow kits has the same outline but different size. The plurality of first grooves are provided on the outer wall. The plurality of second grooves are provided on the inner wall. Each of the plurality of first grooves and each of the plurality of second grooves are adjacent to each other and are alternatively configured on each of the plurality of hollow kits. Each of the plurality of first grooves of each of the plurality of hollow kits of inner side is correspondingly combined with each adjacent one of the plurality of second grooves of each of the plurality of hollow kits of outer side to form a plurality of stopper containing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Chun-Tsair Wang
  • Patent number: 9427854
    Abstract: Provided is a gas valve key having a valve engagement body including a stem receiving cavity sized and configured to receive a gas valve stem. The key includes a first elongate member including a first body having first proximal and distal end portions. The first distal end portion defines a first end face. A second elongate member is connected to the valve engagement body and includes a second body having second proximal and distal end portions. The second elongate member is slidably connected to the first elongate member. The gas valve key further includes a locking element having a hook portion being disposable within an aperture formed within the first body to mitigate movement of the second elongate member relative to the first elongate member when the second elongate member is in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: JOE LEIGHTON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Lisa Leighton
  • Patent number: 9415901
    Abstract: A foldable handle for a cook-pot including a bracket attached to the cook-pot, a handle member, a lock member and a bracing link member. The handle member has an upper end portion pivotally connected to the bracket, and opposed first and second sidewalls, each with an upper opening located in the upper end portion of the handle member and a lower opening located in a lower end portion of the handle member. The handle member has a guide channel with a lock member slidably disposed therein for movement between the upper and lower end portions of the handle member. First and second resiliently flexible members each having a projection for removably fitting within corresponding upper and lower openings of the first and second sidewalls. The link member has a first end rotatable retained by the bracket, and a second end rotatably attached to the lock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carl Beckman, Andrew C. F. Wahl, Evan M. Choltco-Devlin
  • Patent number: 9387579
    Abstract: An adjustable tool handle for holding a tool during use provides an improved handling of tools during use of tools that are difficult to use on their own, specifically L-shaped hexagonal and round wrenches. The adjustable tool handle includes a tool handle body with a handle and an adjustable opening for receiving a tool. In order to place a tool within the tool handle, a user opens the tool handle and places the tool within the handle. After the tool is placed within the handle the tool is held in place by a holding component. The tool handle is also usable with a removable ratcheting mechanism. When the ratcheting mechanism is attached to the tool handle, the ratcheting mechanism couples with a plurality of bits or sockets of different sizes and different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: WAGIC, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9375619
    Abstract: An adjustable length golf club shaft having a grip portion with an end point is disclosed. A locking element is located within the grip portion and a lower shaft having an inner surface that is in frictional contact with the locking element is also disclosed. The locking element is configured to engage the inner surface of the lower shaft. A total length of the golf club shaft is adjustable by a distance of at least one inch and a total weight of the golf club shaft in a weight zone is less than 110 g. The weight zone is defined as a region of the golf club shaft extending from the end point of the grip portion up to 11? along a central axis of the golf club shaft toward a tip portion of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Todd P. Beach, Drew T. DeShiell, John Francis Lorentzen
  • Patent number: 9220843
    Abstract: A medical syringe with an extendible plunger rod is provided which facilitates injection of a large volume of material, for example, a dermal filler. The rod may include an outer plunger rod, an inner plunger rod, a compression spring configured to exert force tending to push the inner plunger rod in a direction distal to the outer plunger rod, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism prevents movement of the inner plunger rod relative to the outer plunger rod while both the inner and outer plunger rods are depressed, until the outer plunger rod has been depressed a first predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Mudd
  • Patent number: 9205549
    Abstract: A retractable bar is provided to include an inner tube and an outer tube sleeved onto the inner tube. A positioning assembly has a sliding block movably disposed in the outer tube, a locating pin axially inserted in a guiding slot of the sliding block and abutted against an abutment portion of the sliding block, and a knob connected to the sliding block through a linking member for driving the sliding block to move. By this way, when the sliding block is driven by the linking member to move along an axial direction of the outer tube, the locating pin will be pushed by the abutment portion of the sliding block to disengaged from a locating hole of the inner tube, such that the inner and outer tubes can be moved relative to each other, thereby achieving adjustment of the length of the retractable bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Lin
  • Patent number: 9021661
    Abstract: A detector with a telescopic carrier/guide rod at which a measuring probe is disposed at one end, wherein the carrier/guide rod features at least two tubes longitudinally movable inside one another, in which respectively two tubes disposed adjacently in radial direction form an outer tube and an inner tube, whereby the respective outer tube at its overlapping tube end facing the measuring probe features a clamping means for engaging the inner tube. In accordance with this invention, the clamping means is formed as a clamping device that features a profile clamp with a quick-locking device. The profile clamp comprises a holding ring with two half shell-shaped clamping ring segments that are interconnected flexibly on one side and on the opposite side they can be clamped together with a clamping lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Vallon GmbH
    Inventor: Benjamin Andel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9009921
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second hollow pole member telescopically mounted in said first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to said first pole member by a battery powered drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Ramsey, Mark C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 9009920
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second pole member telescopically mounted in said first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to said first pole member by a battery powered drive motor. The drive motor is mounted within a handle attached to the inner end of the first pole member. A coupling mechanism interconnects the handle to the first pole member which permits the first pole member to be selectively rotated without rotating the handle so that the control switch on the handle is always located in a convenient position. The pole also includes limit switches for controlling the retraction and extension of the second pole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Ramsey, Mark C. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20150101149
    Abstract: A bicycle riding training handle is provided that is operably attachable to the post of a bicycle seat without removing the same. The assembly utilizes a quick connect cam locking means that secures around the outer portion of the seat post, wherefrom the elongated handle curves upward and backward toward a standing user. The attachment end of the handle affixes to the seat post of the bicycle and the gripping end is held by a standing user for balance support and for controlling the speed of the bicycle. Optionally extending from the attachment end of the handle is a secondary frame attachment member, which pivotably attaches to the bicycle frame in front of or behind the seat post to prevent rotation of the handle during use. Finally, the elongated handle is provided in a telescoping design to allow the handle position to be adjusted for standing users of different size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Brad Boger
  • Patent number: 8991013
    Abstract: An extendable handle comprises an outer tubular rod member, an intermediate tubular rod member slidably disposed within the outer tubular rod member, an inner tubular rod member slidably disposed within the intermediate tubular rod member, and a line routing through and operatively engaging with the tubular rod members such that the inner tubular rod member extends from or retracts into the intermediate rod member when the intermediate rod member is moved relative to the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Happy Captain Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur C. Nommensen, Murray Bragg
  • Publication number: 20150074947
    Abstract: An adjustable handle assembly for adjusting height and/or rotational position of the handles on a stroller wherein the stroller has two vertical posts. The adjustable handle assembly includes predetermined internal grooves on the inner surface of the handle corresponding to the holes along the post and combination spring pins which protrude from holes along the post such that the pin engages with the holes when the pin encounters a corresponding hole in the handle. When slightly compressed the pin will travel along the internal grooves inside the handle. In an alternative embodiment the adjustable handle assembly includes a connector for vertical and/or rotational adjustment of the handle about a vertical post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick Rezaei
  • Patent number: 8973200
    Abstract: An ergonomic sweeping device that can be used with one hand while providing a user with proper biomechanical alignment and support, which can reduce muscular strain, fatigue, and the potential for injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Mallett
  • Patent number: 8944394
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a hinge for movably connecting a first panel to a second panel, the hinge comprising first and second spaced apart hinge members, each hinge member being connectable to the respective first and second panels; and a connector located between the hinge members, the connector having a pin member which connects the hinge members together to permit selective movement of the first panel relative to the second panel about multiple axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Maax Bath Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Berger
  • Publication number: 20150020455
    Abstract: A vehicle cargo lid assembly includes a reversible vehicle cargo lid, a plunger movably mounted to the cargo lid for movement between an extended position for latching the vehicle cargo lid in a closed position and a retracted position for unlatching the vehicle cargo lid, a first handle mounted on a first side of the cargo lid and a second handle mounted on a second, opposite side of the cargo lid. The first and second handles are arranged so that rotation of either handle moves the plunger from the extended position to the retracted position. At least one of the first handle and the second handle includes at least one tab laterally offset from a center line of the plunger that engages and moves the plunger when said at least one of the first side handle and the second side handle is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Christina M. Ibrahim, Donald W. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140360740
    Abstract: An adjustable handle assembly for a walk behind power equipment device may include a handle apparatus, at least one extension portion, and a handle height adjuster. The at least one extension portion may extend between a handle apparatus used to steer the walk behind power equipment device and a frame or housing of the walk behind power equipment device. The at least one extension portion may be coupled to the handle height adjuster. The handle height adjuster may be remotely adjustable to fix the at least one extension portion at a selected one of plurality of non-discrete positions relative to the frame or housing over an entirety of a range of motion of the extension portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Shoan Strange, Andy Modzik
  • Patent number: 8882166
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second hollow pole member telescopically mounted in the first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to the first pole member by a battery powered drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Mark J. Ramsey, Mark C Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8875350
    Abstract: A reversible tip assembly for selectively connecting an extension pole/handle extension to tool handles having either compatible quick release lock mechanisms or conventional internally threaded sockets. The tip assembly comprises a body having oppositely extending rod-like tips at opposite ends of the body. One of the tips has a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending external thread segments. The other tip has an end portion that is compatible with quick release lock mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Richard K. Bukovitz
  • Publication number: 20140290010
    Abstract: A concealably retractable handle is ensconced into the core or hull of a recreational or utilitarian floatation structure such as a canoe, kayak, surfboard, sailboard, paddle board or the like, where it lies below the outer surface without interfering with normal use of the structure. The handle can be conveniently extracted and secured in an operational position to facilitate handling and carrying the structure or securing it the a vehicle. The housing of the handle is bonded into the body of the floatation device through a padding sleeve which absorbs stress forces that could damage the solidity of the bond and the integrity of the whole structure. During handle retraction structures encourage agitation of water located inside the housing to facilitate water and debris evacuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew J. Friedman
  • Publication number: 20140259534
    Abstract: The invention is a set of modular telescoping tools. A first preferred embodiment is a power-transmitting telescoping extension pole, to which various specialized tools, including power tools, may be attached. The apparatus comprises an inner tube and outer tube, wherein the outer tube receives said inner tube, a coupling at the tool-end of the pole, a power transmission, capable of transmitting power from the user-end of the pole to the tool-end of the pole, and a control mechanism attached to the telescopic tube at the user-end of the telescopic tube. A second preferred embodiment is a set of telescoping bar clamps and spreader tools. In the simplest embodiment, the invention comprises a telescoping tube and a set of jaws, wherein the telescoping tube includes a first shaft having a first diameter, a second shaft having a second diameter that is less than the first diameter, and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rodney M. Shields