Handle With Ergonomic Structure (e.g., Finger Engagement Structure Such As Indents, Grooves, Etc.) And Handle User-interaction (human Engineering) Enhancements Such As Improved Handle Dimensions And Handle Positioning Patents (Class 16/430)
  • Patent number: 10731387
    Abstract: A system for extending and retracting a handle of a door handle assembly for a door of a vehicle includes a door handle assembly, a control operable to control operation of a motor of an electrically operable actuator of the handle assembly, and a sensing system operable to detect an authorized user. The sensing system, responsive to detecting an authorized user, determines a motion vector of the detected authorized user. The sensing system determines whether the motion vector is indicative of the detected authorized user approaching the door of the vehicle. Responsive to determination that the detected authorized user is approaching the door of the vehicle, the control unlocks the door handle assembly and controls operation of the motor to move a handle portion from a recessed position to a partially extended position so as to be graspable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Justin E. Sobecki, Keith D. Foote, Eric S. Deuel
  • Patent number: 10634282
    Abstract: A harness may be configured to carry a piece of equipment and be worn by a wearer. The harness may comprise, for example, a central mounting plate, an equipment support member configured to support the piece of equipment, one or more vertical support members, and a belt. The equipment support member, the vertical support members, and the belt may be fixedly or removably attached to the central mounting plate. In some instances, an equipment bag may be removably attached to a portion of the harness. The equipment bag may weigh about 25 pounds, and the harness may be configured to be worn for approximately 12 hours at a time. The harness may be configured to transfer the weight of the piece of equipment from the shoulders and chest to the hips and lower back of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: John J. Hatcher
  • Patent number: 10568410
    Abstract: An apparatus for a gripping device for a portable computing device according to various aspects of the present technology may include a selectively deployable spring element. A center section of the spring element may be connected to the portable computing device by a spring retainer. The spring element comprises opposing ends that extend away from the center section in a first position and curl inwards towards the center section and the spring retainer in a second position to form a ring. The spring retainer may be configured to rotate with respect to the portable computing device to allow the ring to be adjusted according to a desired use. The spring element and the spring retainer may also be integrated with a cover configured to fit around the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Grip Curl, LLC
    Inventors: Derrick Pierson, Charles Pierson, Aaron Bickel
  • Patent number: 10548635
    Abstract: A lightweight, handheld tool for performing cosmetic dermabrasion comprises a tool body, which is inserted into a disposable sleeve during use, which sleeve has an abrasive with an exposed grit adhered to at least a portion of the exterior, which abrasive contacts the surface being undergoing dermabrasion. The sleeve envelops the tool body, protecting the tool body from the transference of bacteria and particulates during dermabrasion, reducing the need for regular sterilization of the reusable tool body. After use, the disposable sleeve is readily discarded and can be replaced by a new sleeve for the next use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CONVEXA LLC
    Inventor: Fabio Maluf Domingos
  • Patent number: 10429822
    Abstract: A grip interface is used to provide information about a user to a range of connected devices and applications based on the users' interactions with the grip. By embedding into the grip an array of sensors for motion, health, environmental and other data using embedded microcontroller network technology, and focusing on the grip as the interface between the physical and virtual worlds, applications and services to existing grip-based devices are enabled. Applications for the grip include as sports, fitness equipment, health monitoring, activity tracking, coaching, physical therapy, mobility aide and virtual entertainment, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, William Vablais
  • Patent number: 10422402
    Abstract: A tether for attachment to a damper device is formed to include a heated, reshaped enlarged bulbous end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Chad K. Zeilenga, David A. Doornbos, Steven L. Bivens, Jeffery S. Cascio
  • Patent number: 10328994
    Abstract: A lightweight handlebar configured to be coupled to a plurality of stems is characterized by the strength of the center portion not being a maximum. Moreover, the design may be such that a single handlebar is attached between two stems, wherein the strength at a center portion that is positioned between stem attaching positions is less than the strength of the portions that are positioned toward the outsides of the stem attaching portions. Moreover, a marker for indicating unsuitability for securing to a stem may be provided at the center portion of the handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Shinji Marui
  • Patent number: 10330431
    Abstract: A self-defense tool having a blade that is designed primarily for self-defense is described. The design is intended to eliminate intent to kill on the part of the user when used in defense of an attack. The tool cannot easily be used as an offensive weapon. Thus, when used properly, the tool is geared to take the intent to kill away from the user. The tool is designed to hit the pressure points or places of an attacker and give time for the user to make a critical decision to run or defend. The sharpened blade portion has a reverse cut that is intended to cut more as an attacker pulls away than when the sharpened blade portion is thrust forward. The design minimizes the probability of self-injury by the tool, while maximizing the ability to defend the user from the attacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: James V. West
  • Patent number: 10296213
    Abstract: An exemplary heatable keypad assembly includes, among other things, a touch-sensitive sensor providing a keypad, and a heating element that includes a conductive polymer-based material and is disposed adjacent the touch-sensitive sensor. An exemplary keypad heating method includes, among other things, holding a heating element having a conductive polymer-based material near a touch-sensitive sensor. The touch-sensitive sensor provides a keypad adjacent a transparent panel of a vehicle. The method further includes activating the conductive polymer-based material to heat an area of the transparent panel adjacent the keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Pietro Buttolo, James J. Surman, Cornel Gardner
  • Patent number: 10219951
    Abstract: An ear cleaning device is provided for removing debris from an ear. In one form, the ear cleaning device includes a shaft, a head connected to the shaft, and a contiguous pocket structure of the head. The contiguous pocket structure includes a plurality of pockets that may be configured to receive debris. In another form, the ear cleaning device has a handle, a bulbous cleaner connected to the handle, and a solid inner core of the bulbous cleaner. The bulbous cleaner has two or more spaced, longitudinal walls disposed outward of the inner core that are configured to remove debris with turning of the ear cleaning device about a longitudinal axis of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Quest Products, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Carl Olson
  • Patent number: 10165881
    Abstract: A spoon, including a handle portion and a utensil portion rotatably coupled to the handle portion. The handle portion includes an elongated rod having a top end and a bottom end. The elongated rod is rotatably coupled to the utensil portion at the top end; and a sleeve rotatably enclosing the elongated rod; The utensil portion includes a bowl for transferring content and a weight for balancing the bowl. The bowl is balanced to remain level in two orthogonal directions during use of the spoon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Franck Marciano
  • Patent number: 10145163
    Abstract: A home appliance includes a cabinet. The home appliance further includes a door that defines a penetration hole that is located in a front surface of the door. The home appliance further includes a handle. The home appliance further includes a handle link that is configured to rotate about a handle link rotating shaft that is located inside the door, wherein a portion of the handle link is exposed outside the door through the penetration hole and a length of the portion of the handle link varies based on an opening angle of the door. The home appliance further includes a link that is configured to convert a rotation motion of the door into a rotation of the handle link and that is configured to guide rotation of the door based on the handle link being restrained by having a variable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Moonho Choi
  • Patent number: 10131049
    Abstract: A C-shaped element wide enough to be engaged by two adult-sized hands is attached to the upper ends of a Y-shaped yoke using two pistons which engage dual elastomeric springs to permit the shock of the impact endured by the attached tool to be abated. The C-shaped element is arcuate to allow the hands to work more effectively in tandem and to allow the force lines to be directly up and down the arms of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Steven M. Oas
  • Patent number: 10118284
    Abstract: A broomstick for a broom includes a cap having a first part that is connected to an end of the broomstick and a second part provided with a hanging element configured to hang the broomstick to a wall. The connection between the first part of the cap and the broomstick is rotatable in such a way that the cap can rotate with respect to the broomstick and vice-versa, wherein, further, the cap is in a single piece in such a way that a rotation of the first part of the cap corresponds to a rotation of the second part of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Celestino Niccolai
  • Patent number: 10092303
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for use in tissue repair. The system includes a cannulated guide, an obturator configured for insertion through the guide, a drill configured for insertion through the guide, and an anchor delivery tool configured for insertion through the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Klindt Sorensen, James Joseph Sullivan, Paul Alexander Torrie, Matthew Edwin Koski, Roy Alan Majors
  • Patent number: 10016888
    Abstract: A wrench with driver in storage includes an operating section having one end thereof provided with a head for movably receiving a driver and the other end thereof provided with a combining part; a connecting section removably combined to the combining part; a handle having a containing space for storing the driver mounted around the connecting section with an end part of the handle mounted around the combining part; and a movable cover, disposed on the handle for sealing the containing space. The driver is stored in the handle of the wrench, facilitating the convenience of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Chao-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 9889573
    Abstract: A grip for a knife, the knife characterized by a handle, a blade, a blade spine, and a blade edge, said grip comprising a forefinger grip located on a first face of the blade, said forefinger grip comprising a first forefinger guide, a second forefinger guide, and a forefinger retaining area configured to retain a first portion of a forefinger of a user; a thumb grip located on the second face of the blade, said thumb grip comprising a thumb guide and a thumb retaining area configured to retain a thumb of the user; and a platform located on the blade spine, said platform configured to provide support for a second portion the forefinger of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Norman Singer
  • Patent number: 9884218
    Abstract: A jump rope includes an elongated flexible member (e.g., a rope) that extends between two handle arrangements. The elongated flexible member can be stored within the handle arrangements. For example, each handle arrangement can hold a spool on which a portion of the flexible member can be wound. The portions of the flexible member can be automatically retracted within the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alison Marie Harguth, Jason J. Ness, Caleb Summers
  • Patent number: 9795268
    Abstract: A handle apparatus includes a substantially elongate cylindrical section, a bulbous top section formed at the top of the elongate cylindrical section, and a flange section formed proximate the bottom of the cylindrical section. A trigger can be positioned within a recess formed in the elongate cylindrical section. The flange can extend outwardly from the elongate cylindrical section a greater distance than the trigger to prevent damage to the trigger if the handle falls to the ground. The bulbous section can have an oblate spheroid shape, and a gripping band that provides a comfortable grip to the user and helps prevent the handle from slipping when leaned against a wall. The handle can be utilized on a cleaning implement, such as a liquid dispensing mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cedar Creek Cleaning Products, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Allen Hoyle
  • Patent number: 9750970
    Abstract: The exercising device preferably has a handle with a proximal end and a distal end and a swing arm having a first end and a second end. The proximal end of the handle is rotatably connected to the first end of the swing arm, allowing the swing arm to rotate around the proximal end of the handle in a “clock-hand” fashion. A connecting shaft and swing arm stopper prevent the swing arm and handle from becoming separated during use. The exercising device may further have a weight member positioned in a weight member recess located close to the second end of the swing arm. The weight member increases the difficulty of using the exercise device and is removably attached to the swing arm. A safety sleeve can fit over the weight member recess to prevent the weight member from dislodging during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9718181
    Abstract: An apparatus for an improved hand tool device wherein a rotatable apparatus may rotate the rotating handle apparatus in 15 degree increments to adjust to the user to help reduce the risk of injury and increase power application while gardening by adjusting and creating a favorable angle between the ground and the point of entry of the hand tool device into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Hank Hung Kung Chou
  • Patent number: 9717174
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an improved hand tool device wherein a handle may rotate at least 45 degrees to adjust to the user to help reduce the risk of injury and increase power application while gardening by adjusting and creating a favorable angle between the ground and the point of entry of the hand tool device into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Hank Hung Kung Chou
  • Patent number: 9574706
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a folding image-device stabilizer comprising a three-axis gimbal assembly adapted to be mounted as close to the image device payload to minimize the overall deployed size. The gimbal assembly includes mechanisms to adjustably position an image device so that the stabilizer is in balance fore and aft around the ‘tilt’ axis repeatedly when the stabilizer is folded and unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Garrett W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9550100
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to improve swing velocity, hand speed, and time to impact when swinging weighted, club-like equipment such as sporting equipment and tools. The method and apparatus include an enlarged flange positioned on the handle of the equipment. The flange includes a greater size than the handle to contact against the user's hand. The apparatus may be manufactured on new equipment, or added to existing equipment. The device and methods also improve safety by preventing hand injury during a swing, and prevent accidental release of the equipment during a swing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel J. Grady, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9540852
    Abstract: A door handle system for an automotive vehicle door includes a door handle and a body panel. The body panel is moveable between a flush position and a recessed position. If the body panel is in the flush position, portions of the door handle are concealed. If the body panel is in the recessed position, portions of the door handle are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Freeman Thomas, David Woodhouse, Jordan Bennett
  • Patent number: 9538670
    Abstract: This frame for a touch-sensitive control interface comprises a peripheral border designed to surround all or some of the touch-sensitive interface and a central zone by which the interface can be activated by touch. It comprises at least one hollow zone delimiting a surface for receiving a finger of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ECE
    Inventors: Romain De Bossoreille, Michaël Nahmiyace
  • Patent number: 9457216
    Abstract: A self-standing weighted pole system for providing convenient stabilization and additional weight for an exerciser. The self-standing weighted pole system generally includes an elongated pole having a lower end and an upper end, and a base attached to the lower end of the pole. The base includes an outer end that is broader than the pole to support the pole in a substantially vertically orientated self-standing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 9125538
    Abstract: A surface cleaning device generally includes a nozzle, a cleaner housing connected to the nozzle, and a handle coupled to the cleaner housing at a pivot joint. The cleaner housing defines a longitudinal axis. The pivot joint is configured to rotatably store the handle at a position offset from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventor: Steven J. Paliobeis
  • Patent number: 9058051
    Abstract: A grip comprises a grip body forming a gripping control portion of a manually operable device to be held with the operator's palm and fingers. The grip body includes a ball-receiving surface coming into contact with the ball of the thumb, a palm-receiving surface coming into contact with a middle portion of the palm and the ball of the little finger, a finger-receiving surface coming into contact with the fingers, an open surface positioned between the tips of the fingers and the ball of the thumb for receiving the thumb when the grip body is held, and a switch mounted on a top portion of the grip body to be operable with the thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Miura, Masaaki Ueda, Ikuhiro Uotani, Kenji Kohno, Takehiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 9038245
    Abstract: The fatigue reduction device includes a frame configured to receive a handle substantially perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the frame. A user-faceable portion of the frame is inwardly concave to conform to an arm of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brian D. Owens, Christie L. Owens, Paul W. Lester, Kellie Baker, Clark Davis
  • Publication number: 20150129685
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle assembly can allow an operator to comfortably support weight of a fluid filled reservoir connected to a fluid applicator sprayer. Any combination of first, second and third shoulders can be formed on the handle assembly to provide increased support surface area in three dimensions with respect to a hand of an operator supporting the fluid applicator spray gun for distributing weight across both the palm and fingers through a proximal support surface of the first support shoulder, the distal support surface of the second support shoulder, and the proximal support surface of the third support shoulder. The increased support surface area can allow an operator to support and handle the fluid applicator spray gun with reduced gripping force when compared to existing fluid applicator spray guns. The reduced gripping force can reduce the likelihood of repetitive stress syndrome injuries to the hand and arm of an operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffery HALL
  • Patent number: 9027206
    Abstract: A pole handle comprising a wrist strap formed of a strap connected to an insert, a body oriented along a longitudinal axis, the body comprising an insert housing adapted to receive the insert, the insert housing being arranged in the upper portion of the body, such that the insert can be inserted into the housing along a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body, and a latching mechanism for retaining the insert in the insert housing, the unlatching of the latching mechanism being capable of being actuated directly by a displacement of the insert along the direction opposite that of insertion of the insert. The latching mechanism comprises a latch movable in relation to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventor: Alexis Guyoton
  • 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: 9021663
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus that rests on a forearm of a user and supports a cargo handle is described. A longitudinal axis of the forearm extends in a first direction and the cargo handle extends in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The apparatus includes a base member that is positionable between the cargo handle and forearm. Additionally, an upper surface is defined by the base member where the upper surface includes a handle reception recess. Further, a lower surface is defined by the base member where the lower surface is curved about an axis that is substantially parallel to the first direction when engaged with the forearm of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kirk Maudsley
  • Patent number: 9015905
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a hygienic handle assembly and related methods for automatically advancing a clean portion of a protective sleeve over a handle after use of the handle by a person. In one embodiment, an exemplary hygienic handle assembly comprises a pair of first magnetic couplers, each having a passage therethrough, and a handle extending between the pair of first magnetic couplers and having a second magnetic coupler at each of its opposing ends. Each of the second magnetic couplers may be configured to be located within at least a portion of a corresponding first magnetic coupler, wherein magnetic fields of the first magnetic coupler repel magnetic fields of the second magnetic couplers received therein such that each second magnetic coupler is magnetically suspended within the corresponding first magnetic coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Shyh-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 8998777
    Abstract: An offset weight bar is provided which operates with the lifter's neuro-fascial connections to increase muscle activation and recruitment of muscle groups. The offset weight bar includes a grip portion that is shaped in accordance with the neuro-fascial connections in the lifter's hands and arms. The offset weight bar also offsets the weight of the bar from the lifter's palm to a point out along the lifter's unfolded fingers. The shape of the offset weight bar operates with the offset of the weight from the palm to increase the lifter's muscle activation and muscle group recruitment in accordance with the lifter's neuro-fascial physiology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Chris Roney
  • Publication number: 20150089771
    Abstract: A window shade handle system includes a handle section and a post configured on each end of the handle section. Each post has four sides that are restrained by a post channel in a track section. The post channel restrains each side of the post. The handle section is constructed of a front handle section affixed to a rear handle section. The front handle section and the rear handle section form a channel that accommodates a window shade wrapped about a rod. The channel may have a raised portion that physically contacts the window shade while the handle sections otherwise allow the shade to expand and contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kwun-Wing W. Cheung
  • Publication number: 20150083452
    Abstract: Handle configurations are disclosed for powered implements having a shaft, allowing the implements to be holdable by both hands of a user. An exemplary implement has an elongated shaft having first and second end portions. A first handhold is adjustably mounted to the shaft and extends outwardly therefrom. A second handhold is adjustably mounted either to the shaft or to an elongated member coupled to the shaft. The elongated member can include a mounting portion and a handle portion providing the second handhold. The mounting portion mounts to the first end portion at a mounting location. The first and second handholds allow operation of the implement by a user with arms in respective neutral arm positions and hands in respective neutral gripping positions. The elongated member allows transmission of a force applied to the second handhold by the user through the elongated member and to the elongated shaft at the mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Todd Rader
  • Publication number: 20150069076
    Abstract: A tool box is equipped with a dual-colored handle. The dual-colored handle includes a frame of a color and a pad of another color. The frame is formed with two axles. The pad is formed with two rings each. Each of the rings is placed around and on a corresponding one of the axles as the frame and the pad are joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Yung-Yuan LIU
  • 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: 8961047
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product that includes a body, a cosmetic applicator member connected to a first longitudinal end of the body, a holding ring adapted to be engaged around an anterior phalange of one of the user's fingers, with a size adapted to allow simultaneous bearing of two opposite zones of the ring on the finger when the anterior phalange is engaged through the ring, the ring being connected to a second longitudinal end of the body opposite the first, such that the body offers at least one bearing zone for an end phalange of said finger of the user when the anterior phalange is engaged through the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Charlotte Gueret, François Dorlodot Des Essarts
  • Publication number: 20150047153
    Abstract: A handle structure has a head portion, a neck portion and a main body. One end of the head portion is connected to an attached object, and the neck portion extends from the head portion towards to the main body and having a first recess at a middle position. A first protrusion portion is disposed on a middle position of the main body, and two second protrusion portions are disposed correspondingly at two sides of the first protrusion portion. Each protrusion portion has an oval shape. The handle structure is suitable for the left-handed or right-handed user and different grabbing manners and provides more stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Lin CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20150040354
    Abstract: The holder is a Aluminum pole with a looped rope that has apertures and allows the thumb buttons to hold the tool in place allowing the tools that cleans swimming pools to be carried or stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Earl Alan Rosenfeld
  • Publication number: 20150007417
    Abstract: A mouse house comprises a foam material for surrounding a computer mouse and providing a platform for a user's hand to rest on. The mouse house is wide enough to support all of a person's fingers in a neutral hand position and has side walls to prevent the mouse from tipping laterally. Viscoelastic foam may be used for the top surface for user comfort. The leading edge of the mouse house is set back from the operating keys of the mouse. The mouse house may have a bottom cavity with side fingers for securely gripping a wide variety of computer mice placed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Craig D. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 8926203
    Abstract: A writing instrument gripping aid comprising a hollow prism body consisting of three faces, wherein a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the hollow prism body defines a curvilinear isosceles triangle with both base angles greater than 60 degrees and is a writing instrument using the writing instrument gripping aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Te-So Chen
  • Publication number: 20140373862
    Abstract: Provided is an implement that has a handle adapted to be positioned on a user's hand such that the user's hand goes through the handle. The handle has an aperture that is adapted to accept a user's hand. The implement of the present invention may have a wide variety of implements as described herein. Particular implements include, for example, personal care implements such as, eating utensils, a toothbrush or a hair care implement, such as, a hairbrush or comb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Frank James Prokop, III, J. Robert Snypp, III, Ronald Cleveland Barbas, Kevin M. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140366330
    Abstract: A device is provided for stabilizing hands of a golfer or other user to facilitate holding or movement of a golf club or other implement by the hands. The device includes two gloves or other structures and a channel-containing arrangement to hold the implement. The device can be fabricated with various geometric relationships among the digits of the hands, including relationships employed in grips commonly used by golfers or other users, grips such as the Vardon or overlapping, the interlocking and the ten finger or baseball grips. The device can be fabricated with compositions which can include semi-rigid or rigid materials that can include metals or plastics. The device can be fabricated as a connected object. The device can include a stabilizer to assist in holding the implement stationary within the channel. The stabilizer can be a liner, which can include a Velcro material or adhesive material, or can be a hold-down mechanism such as a set screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Allen Hall
  • Publication number: 20140366331
    Abstract: A bi-directional grip structure and hand tool incorporating the same. The structure includes a base and first and second sets of protrusions. The first and second sets of protrusions include inclined surfaces positioned in opposing directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Harry S. Billado, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140339246
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle configuration has a larger diameter than known conventional handles. The handle is configured with a predetermined combination of convex and concave curvatures that combine in such a way as to mimic a curvature of a user's palm along an area of contact of the palm with the handle, as well as to mimic a curvature of a user's fingers when curled to grip the handle along an area of contact of the fingers with the handle, when a user grips the handle. In addition, implementations of the handle in combination with a container or implement can include a thumb rest that is specifically configured to engage a thumb of a user in a neutral posture thumb position when gripping the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
  • Patent number: 8881347
    Abstract: A damping device for a handgrip of an object includes a bladder disposed in said handgrip, an inflation device in fluid communication with the bladder, and a controller adapted to detect at least one of vibrations and impact pressure, and automatically adjust a cushion pressure of said bladder by causing the inflation device to inflate or deflate the bladder with a fluid as appropriate in order to attenuate the at least one of vibrations and impact pressure transmitted through said handgrip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Feinstein Patents LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Feinstein