Portable Patents (Class 160/351)
  • Patent number: 11255122
    Abstract: A child safety barrier system includes a plurality of elongated panel sections having a predetermined height and width. At least one support joint is connected between two of the plurality of panel sections to support the plurality of panels in a freestanding vertical orientation to form a panel assembly. A pair of telescoping anchors are positioned along each end of the panel assembly. Each of the telescoping anchors including a header assembly along the top end having an omnidirectional joint for positioning a malleable header block against the ceiling of a building in a plurality of different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Victor Miller
  • Patent number: 11230336
    Abstract: A mobile device mounting system includes two jaws. The first jaw is generally fixed in position to a wheeled vehicle. The second jaw is pivotably connected to the first jaw via a hinge. The second jaw can be positioned into a closed or open position relative to the first jaw. A biasing element is used to move the second jaw towards the closed position. A support element spans the first and second jaws and may be used to support the mobile device when the mobile device is placed in the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey Yu, Nicholas Foley
  • Patent number: 11209167
    Abstract: A fireplace cover for covering an opening of a fireplace is disclosed. The fireplace cover comprises a panel having a top end and a bottom end. The fireplace cover comprises a plurality of handles. Further, the fireplace cover comprises a plurality of support legs provided at a bottom end of the panel. One end of each of plurality of support legs is mounted to the panel and the other end is placed on a ground surface to support the panel. Each of the plurality of support legs is provided as a L-shaped bracket. Each of the plurality of support legs comprises a support rod. A user lifts the panel using the plurality of handles to cover an opening of the fireplace. The plurality of support legs helps in placing the panel in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Leunam Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 11194361
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display module including a display panel for displaying an image; and a housing module for housing the display module therein, wherein the housing module has a front opening defined therein corresponding to a portion of a display region of the display panel, in a stored mode in which an entirety of the display module is housed in the housing module, the portion of the display region is exposed to an outside of the housing module through the front opening, so that the display module displays Always On Display (AOD) data in the portion of the display region corresponding to the front opening, thus to implement an AOD function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seokhyo Cho, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 11180012
    Abstract: An automobile wind directing accessory device that is attachable to a sunroof opening of an automobile and has a panel or windshield, support bracket secured to a rear surface of the windshield, a support arm rotatably connected to the support bracket and at least one adjustable clamp having a first leg slidably connected to the support arm to enable the clamp to be adjusted inward or outward inside the sunroof opening to dictate the point where the windshield directs wind flow into the cabin of a vehicle and a second leg pivotally connected to the first leg by a spring device that maintains tips of the first leg and second leg in engagement with a vehicle in a normally closed position to secure the wind directing device in a vehicle opening and that are separated and opened when the first leg and second leg of the clamp are squeezed toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Walter Priebe
  • Patent number: 11046162
    Abstract: An automobile wind directing accessory device that is attachable to a sunroof or door window opening of an automobile and has a panel or windshield, support track secured to a rear surface of the windshield, a support bracket assembly rotatably connected to the windshield and at least one adjustable clamp having a first leg slidably connected to the support arm to enable the clamp to be adjusted inward or outward inside the sunroof opening to dictate the point where the windshield directs wind flow into the cabin of a vehicle and a second leg pivotally connected to the first leg by a spring device that maintains tips of the first leg and second leg in engagement with a vehicle in a normally closed position to secure the wind directing device in a vehicle opening and that are separated and opened when the first leg and second leg of the clamp are squeezed toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Walter Priebe
  • Patent number: 10988948
    Abstract: A support pole that includes a telescopic rod including a first shaft configured to move relative to a second shaft, first pad secured to a first end of the first shaft, a retention mechanism secured to the first shaft between the end of the first shaft and the second shaft, and a second pad secured to the second shaft. The retention mechanism is operable to move between an engaged position in which a sheet or curtain may be secured to the telescopic rod and a disengaged position in which the sheet is detached from the telescopic rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TRIMACO, LLC
    Inventors: David Cleveland May, Maria Parker Costello, Yichen Wang
  • Patent number: 10954690
    Abstract: A metal pipe fence and method of construction in which the posts of the fence are formed of lower pipe segments, which can be driven into the ground, and upper pipe segments installed on the lower pipe segments. The upper pipe segment is temporarily retained on the lower pipe segment for welding using a wedge piece driven through an eyelet which projects from the upper pipe segment such that the wedge piece is urged into a tangential slot formed through the wall of the upper pipe segment and into gripping contact with the lower pipe segment. The rails of the fence are preferably formed by connecting lengths of metal pipe or tubing end-to-end, without welding, so that the continuous series of connected pipe or tubing segments extends through rail openings provided through the upper pipe segments of the fence posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: James R. Goff
  • Patent number: 10941530
    Abstract: Selectively-configurable barricade systems are provided. A barricade system includes a main body including an upper side, a lower side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side extending between the upper side and the lower side, a first surface and a second surface extending between the first lateral side and the second lateral side, and a channel extending from the lower side toward the upper side. The barricade system includes a leg post including a first end and a second end. The first end is slidably and rotatably disposed within the channel. The barricade system includes a first foot connected to the second end of the leg post. The barricade system includes a collar connected to the leg post disposed within the channel. The channel includes a collar aperture. The collar connected to the portion of the first leg post is disposed within the collar aperture of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Patrick Calby
  • Patent number: 10918228
    Abstract: Provided are a screen frame and a laser projection display device. The screen frame includes a plurality of side frames that are connected end to end, where a joint of each two of the plurality of side frames is provided with at least two connectors and receiving grooves corresponding to the at least two connectors in a one to one manner, and the at least two connectors have inserting portions extendable into the receiving grooves, at least one inserting portion of the inserting portions is provided with a telescopic engaging member, and a side wall of a receiving groove which is corresponding to an inserting portion having the engaging member is provided with a receiving hole corresponding to the engaging member; the engaging member is configured to extend into the receiving hole for positioning; and the inserting portions are connected to side walls of the receiving grooves by fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hisense Laser Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Chen, Yongda Huang, Fei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10889313
    Abstract: An occupant divider structure for a child's stroller utilizes a Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) sheet affixed by two releasable clamps to a bar extending vertically from a slotted insert receptacle that extends upwardly from the seat back center between two “side-by-side occupant seats in a molded stroller frame. The shape of the PMMA sheet is designed so as to prevent contact by and between infants/toddlers occupying adjacent seats. The clamping mechanisms are designed to allow easy release from the mounting bar for removal thereof from the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Janelle Hernandez Riffle
  • Patent number: 10768519
    Abstract: Improved corners for overhead frames having primary and secondary fasteners that are located within the distal rectangular periphery of alpha oriented overhead frame components so that the width of bundled overhead frames is reduced; protrusions leading to snagging are eliminated; and the preferred, industry-wide, disassembled frame orientation is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Tony Jay Ballew
  • Patent number: 10736407
    Abstract: A clip-on hands-free phone holder which attaches a phone to a laptop screen or monitor using at one end a spring-loaded clip and at the other end a magnet on a ball-and-socket joint. The phone can thereby be positioned and maintained near a laptop screen or computer monitor in a hands-free manner and easily moved or re-oriented. The phone is protected from scratches by a spacer positioned between the phone and magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Huang Jin, Sosha Morris
  • Patent number: 10625134
    Abstract: A golf training device for practicing putting, chipping, or other golf shots includes a target suspended from a support frame. The diameter of the target simulates the diameter of a standard golf cup, and the height of the target above the surface is adjustable via one or more adjustment mechanisms so that the golf training device can be used on actual golf course surfaces. A lower base provides a containment area for golf balls hit into the device, a resilient cover on the lower base absorbs the impact of hit golf balls and directs them into the containment area. The device is easily repositioned via a carrying handle, and folds via hinge mechanisms to provide compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Dale Dean
  • Patent number: 10620506
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device for controlling photography lighting. The device comprises a collapsible frame and a removable fabric. The collapsible frame comprises a plurality of frame segments alternating with a plurality of hinges to form a loop. Each of the plurality of hinges includes a corresponding lock to lock the hinge at an angle. The removable fabric may be attached to a plurality of attachment points along the frame when each of the plurality of locks is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Christina Wehbe
  • Patent number: 10431130
    Abstract: A display system is provided and includes a first modular panel having a display element, a plurality of first connectors connected to the first modular panel, a plurality of first rods having a distal end connected to the plurality of first connectors, and a plurality of second connectors engaging with proximal ends of the plurality of first rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Atomic Design Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas McPhillips
  • Patent number: 10329760
    Abstract: A containment system may include four different widths of panel assemblies, at least four different types of corner assemblies, various types of door assemblies, multiple types of three-way corners or ‘T’ intersections, multiple types of exhaust panel assemblies, multiple types of wall seal assemblies, and other components that form a modular system capable of adapting to various configurations using a minimal number of fasteners, brackets, and/or clamps. Each panel assembly includes a lower assembly, an upper assembly slideably attached to the lower assembly, at least one adjustment mechanism that interfaces with both the lower assembly and the upper assembly, and a sealing member extending between the upper assembly and the lower assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Abatement Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair Lawrence Harber, Adam Brian Hunninck
  • Patent number: 10167596
    Abstract: A support element includes a bore; a boss surrounding the bore and having an offset surface at an angle to the bore axis; and a counterbore formed opposite the boss relative to the bore and substantially coaxial with the bore, having a counterbore surface substantially orthogonal to the bore axis and a counterbore angled surface at an angle to the bore axis and corresponding to the offset surface. A bolt, including a head portion received in the counterbore and a threaded portion received at least partially within the bore, couples an illumination device to the support element, such that the illumination device is capable of being pivoted about the bore axis and a transverse axis orthogonal to the bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Calby
  • Patent number: 10162255
    Abstract: A low-cost screen apparatus capable of realizing, with its simple mechanism, a method of obtaining flatness of a screen body that has been difficult to realize with expansion using an upper and lower crossbar for support. A holding member 11 holding an upper end of a screen body is provided inside a tubular crossbar provided to the upper end of the screen body. The holding member 11 is formed of at least three divisions including: a left-end-part holding member 12 that holds a left end part of the screen body and pulls the screen body toward a left end of the crossbar; a right-end-part holding member 13 that holds a right end part of the screen body and pulls the screen body toward a right end of the crossbar; and a central-part holding member 14 that is disposed between the left-end-part holding member 12 and the right-end-part holding member 13 and holds a central part of the screen body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ABISARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10118062
    Abstract: An apparatus for exercise use, which is easy to carry, fold up, and that can be used in methods, which include workout programs to help people improve athletic performance and promote weight loss. The apparatus may include first and second U-shaped members, and first and second attachment devices, which connect first and second ends of the first and second U-shaped members, such that first U-shaped member and the second U-shaped member form a substantially rectangular shape when the apparatus is placed in an unfolded and flat state on a ground surface, and the apparatus can be placed in a folded state in which the first U-shaped member sits on top of and is substantially aligned with the second U-shaped member. The apparatus may further include first and second straps, which form a plus sign, and which together with the U-shaped members may form four substantially rectangular openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Kristopher Barr
  • Patent number: 10100573
    Abstract: A separation and containment system is provided. The separation and containment system can contain natural gasses, e.g., compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), within a natural gas vehicle (NGV) service area, and separate the NGV service area from a conventional service area. The separation and containment system utilizes one or more barriers, such as industrial fabric/vinyl materials that meet various regulatory safety standards applicable to NGVs. The separation and containment system is easily constructed, dismantled, and resized/adapted in accordance with desired operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
    Inventors: Rick Mendoza, Sheldon Canonizado, Ricardo Zagal, Evan W. Chandler, Michael J. LeBrun
  • Patent number: 9984600
    Abstract: An advertising sign bracket that allows quick and simple replacement of a display panel while at the same time preventing damage to both the display panel as well as the complete advertising structure from strong winds. The free swinging provided by the bracket allows for a blow-through pivotal sign attached to a support structure to rotate along a horizontal axis, without the vertical display panel leaving the assembly while swinging freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Dan Daly
  • Patent number: 9971237
    Abstract: A portable screen for setting up outdoors to display images projected thereonto from a beam projector and the like is provided. The portable screen being not only convenient to set up outdoors to be used, but additionally being stably supported to withstand even wind or external impact without easily collapsing to allow the image content to be comfortably viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: In-Young Jo
  • Patent number: 9908465
    Abstract: A portable free-standing traffic incident screening assembly of flexible fabric (tarp, screen, etc.) stretched between at least two stanchions, each stanchion having at least three adjustable legs, flexible telescoping vertical extension portions, and removable ballast. The portable screens defend incident sites by establishing privacy, reduce the probability of secondary accidents due to an unprotected scene, and provide a secure environment for incident investigators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Donna Allison
  • Patent number: 9785037
    Abstract: A foldable reflector includes a frame connected by a plurality of frame strips serially connected, wherein there is a holding rod between two adjacent frame strips and two ends of such holding rod are hinged with corresponding frame strip respectively via corresponding lock pins on the holding rod. The portable reflector in the present invention is made up of rigid frame strips with firm structure and the reflective surface is relatively more even with better reflection effects; the portable reflector in the present invention is foldable, portable and convenient; and the portable reflector in the present invention is provided with easy folding without clipping hands. The pressing block is provided with an exposed surface with bulges to enhance the sense of touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Lifei Shen
  • Patent number: 9702143
    Abstract: An acoustic panel device includes a panel member and a mount. The panel member includes a porous material. The mount is arranged to captively support the panel member. The mount can be a frame that surrounds the panel member. The frame can define a channel, and a portion of the panel member is disposed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Stillpoints LLC
    Inventors: Alfonso E. Perez, Paul J. Wakeen, David R. Hallquist
  • Patent number: 9689177
    Abstract: A rackable fence is provided with a rail, picket carrier, and plurality of pickets. The rail defines a rigid inverted U-shaped cross-section. The picket carrier includes a top span residing within and extending across the interior of the rail. The pickets are pivotally attached to the picket carrier and pivotable toward the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Origin Point Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Duane E Langenwalter, Ning Xue
  • Patent number: 9668592
    Abstract: A display fixture mounted on wheels and having a panel that can be pivoted between a horizontal and a vertical position may be easily position and configured for use as either a table or a gondola style store fixture to display merchandise by a single person in a store. Latch and stop assemblies may be provided to lock the panel in either the vertical or the horizontal position and to stabilize the fixture against tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: STREATER LLC
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, David W. Linn, Wayne Lee Jensen, Jessica Andrea Mieritz
  • Patent number: 9517617
    Abstract: A screen printing safety system is provided. The system includes a screen printing machine, and a plurality of zones in the vicinity of the screen printing machine. Each of the zones includes at least one sensor for sensing encroachment past a predetermined point. The sensors are adapted to stop operation of the screen printing machine when encroachment is sensed in at least one of the plurality of zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Hoffman, Jr., Boguslaw S. Biel, Bernabe Christopher Mauban, Brian William Quirk
  • Patent number: 9494451
    Abstract: A support and alignment apparatus for a traversing pitot tube is provided. The apparatus includes a support strut, an insertion fitting and a termination fitting. The support strut spans within the duct, with each end of the strut being attached to one of the fittings. The pitot tube is routed through the insertion fitting and into the support strut. The strut supports the pitot tube as it traverses the duct. A slot cut along the length of the strut allows the pitot tube to extend away from the strut, into and parallel to the flow. The slot aligns the end of the pitot tube with the flow and prevents unwanted rotation, vibration, and flexing of the pitot tube to increase measurement accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert E. Cole
  • Patent number: 9441392
    Abstract: A partition mount system includes an integrated plunger assembly. The integrated plunger assembly is constructed and arranged to be integrated into an interior of an end of an extension pole, for example a standard telescoping extension pole. Mounting of the plunger in an interior portion of the pole in this manner provides for a sleek design that is relatively lightweight. Assuming that the pole in which the anchor is mounted is part of a telescoping pole system, the anchor and plunger do not interfere with full travel of the interior pole with respect to other poles in the telescoping system. In this manner, operation of the telescoping pole system is not inhibited by the integrated plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Zipwall LLC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Whittemore
  • Patent number: 9408473
    Abstract: A folding lounge chair for resting on a ground surface has an arrangement of struts mutually hinged so that the struts are able to be bundled in a common parallel pack for compact storage and for carrying about. When unfolded, the user sits on a cloth such as a towel which is supported at the top of upright struts at one end of the cloth and by the ground surface and by further struts in contact with the ground. A sun shade is mounted on the upright struts in a position for shading the user, and may be folded out of the way when not wanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Sabina
  • Patent number: 9371999
    Abstract: A fireplace draft blocker which is easily assembled and disassembled is provided with a seal around its periphery of faux fur, bristles, or soft fabric and is supported by crossed rods which hold the four corners of the fireplace draft blocker in position and away from the fireplace itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ShurTech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Vageesh Bakhshi, Daniel Festa
  • Patent number: 9328551
    Abstract: A safety gate is composed of a U-shaped frame and a door spanning the interior of the frame. One side of the door is pivotally connected to one side of the frame to permit pivotal movement of the door with respect to the frame. The frame's width is adjusted by a ratchet mechanism composed of a spring-loaded pawl having a sloping side and a vertical side so that the width of the frame can be adjusted in one direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Summer Infant (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Henderson, Mark J. Sousa
  • Patent number: 9255440
    Abstract: A screen assembly includes a core having an edge and first and second opposite side surfaces. A retainer, or edge treatment, is coupled to the edge of the core and extends outwardly from the core. The retainer includes first and second resilient limbs having respective edge portions defining a mouth. First and second cover portions overly the core and exterior surfaces of the retainer. The first and second cover portions wrap around the first and second limbs and are disposed through the mouth such that the edges of the first and second cover portions are retained by the limbs. Various screen supports and accessory interface members also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander, Yves Behar, Adwait Bhagwat, Jeffrey A. Book, Elindo G. Castro, Jr., Noel Carrillo, Diana Chang, Joel R. Dral, Naoya Edahiro, Michael J. Katje, Bronwyn L. Krohn, Eileen M. LaMore, Casey Doran Lewis, Qin Li, John T. Matthai, John Moroney, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz
  • Patent number: 9151111
    Abstract: A barrier for the inside of a home. The barrier includes two partitions that slide relative to each other to increase and decrease a distance between ends of the barrier. The partitions slide into and out of confronting relationships with each other. The partitions engage each other at upper and lower locations and further at a medial location where an elongate member of one partition is received in a tube engaged to the other partition. A threaded piece upon being turned brings pressure to bear upon an end of the tube such that the partitions can be incrementally expanded apart and thereby pressurized between two locations within the home so as to block off one portion of the home. The threaded piece is slideable along the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Carlson Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Lyle H. Rogalla
  • Patent number: 9097386
    Abstract: A portable work screen apparatus including a semi-rigid screen and at least two supports, each having an attachment device, the attachment device having a magnet for, in use, releasably connecting the screen to a surface proximal to a workpiece, wherein the at least two supports are spaced apart, such that, in use, the screen is extending therebetween and is flexed to a desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Phillips, William Brian Spencely
  • Patent number: 9033021
    Abstract: A highly portable, modular hunting blind which adapts to different hunting areas by utilizing local grass and other vegetation for 3-D camouflage and cover purposes. The blind is ideally of a light weight material, such as plastic, and includes adjustable angles for natural cover, and a number of vegetation straps that adjust to any natural cover the hunter chooses to use, such as grass, corn, brush, or tree limbs. This allows hunters to place natural cover at angles that create a secure 3-D effect and allows hunters and game to see through this natural environment eliminating the undesirable “blob” affect caused by dark fabric material, while breaking the hunter's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Real Action Hunting Products, LLC
    Inventor: Scott P. Hand
  • Patent number: 9027629
    Abstract: A method of using a portable, protective barrier for facilitating the passage of oversized articles through a span defined between two barriers. The protective barrier is fabricated of a board having a first (preferably smooth) planar surface and an opposite (preferably textured) planar surface defined by a peripheral edge. An arch is formed in the protective barrier to provide vertical support as well as pliancy during use. The arch can be formed by retention of the barrier within a forming carrier. The arched protective barrier is placed between the article being transferred through the span and at least one of the barriers. The article compresses the arched section of the protective barrier to facilitate movement of the article through the span. The article can be furniture, appliances, equipment, etc., and the barriers can be a corner, a wall, a doorjamb, a staircase, other furniture, artwork, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Judith C Laengle
  • Patent number: 9004145
    Abstract: A securable cover apparatus for trade show booths comprising a flexible cover; a fastener mount attached to the flexible cover and a securable fastener having a rotating handle potion and a locking pin that is controlled by the handle portion. The fastener further includes a bracket wall with two guide members that are used to guide the fastener into a channel of the frame of the booth support structure. The securable cover apparatus is able to secure a trade show booth having a frame when the extending guide members of the securable fastener are slid between an opening in the frame and the locking pin is extended and rotated such that the frame of the tradeshow booth is positioned between flanges at the head of the locking pin and the bracket wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Boothseal LLC
    Inventor: Dario Toledo
  • Patent number: 8985182
    Abstract: A foldable welding screen includes first and second elongate members each with a first end, a second end and an intermediate point. Intermediate point includes a pivoting connection with the first ends of the first and second elongate members being pivotally connected and the second ends of the first and second elongate members being pivotally connected. A stabilizing member has a first portion that is pivotally connected to the intermediate point of the first elongate member and a second portion that is pivotally connected to the intermediate point of the second elongate member. The first portion of the stabilizing member is movable relative to the second portion of the stabilizing member. A flexible substrate is attached to the first elongate member and the second elongate member. The first and second elongate members move between an erected position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Greg Fredin
  • Patent number: 8973645
    Abstract: A wind-resistant portable traffic screen assembly comprising a screen to visually occlude matter behind the screen for the purpose of preventing traffic jams and generally blocking accidents, crime scenes, and other distractions from public view. The traffic screen comprises a substantially vertical member for maintaining the screen and a removable fastener with the screen that removably attaches the screen to the vertical member upon exposure to sufficient wind pressure. The screen partially disengages from the vertical member for the purpose of reducing wind pressure exerted upon the entire assembly to reduce the chance that the assembly topples over due to windy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Carl S. Cannova
  • Patent number: 8973642
    Abstract: A display assembly 10 in the form of at least two interconnected display stands 12A, 12B. Each of the stands 12 includes a spaced pair of vertically extending support members 14 mounted on feet 16. A flexible display member 18 extends between the support members 14 and is held taut thereby. A support arrangement 20 in the form of five pivotally interconnected link members 36, extends between the support members 14 immediately above the feet 16. For adjacent display stands 12, a common support member 14 forms part of each display stand 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Richard John Lawson
  • Publication number: 20150027645
    Abstract: A barricade assembly comprises a pair of laterally spaced uprights for supporting at least one barricade board, and a foldable leg assembly for selectively supporting the uprights in a generally upright position. The leg assembly comprises two pairs of legs, one of which has a sliding connection with the respective uprights, and the other of which has a pivotal connection with the respective legs of the one pair and with the respective uprights. When the legs of both pairs are unfolded, the legs of both pairs support the uprights in a generally upright position, whereas when the legs of both pairs are folded, the legs of the one pair are nested within the legs of the other pair substantially in line with the inner sides of the respective uprights to provide a substantially flat barricade assembly for ease of stacking of a plurality of such barricade assemblies on top of one another during storage and/or transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Charles M. Mettler, Gregory H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150013922
    Abstract: A panel structure for a demountable partition system usable for dividing a room or for forming rooms and/or corridors or other structures, the panel structure having two opposite major faces and in use being positioned in a generally upright orientation with other such panel structures of the system, in which there are provided one or more rolling elements movable using a gearbox mechanism between an extended, ground-contacting position, and a retracted position within the panel structure, wherein the rolling elements and the gearbox mechanism are disposed in relation to the panel structure to preserve an operating characteristic of the panel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Barrie PEGRUM
  • Patent number: 8925619
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular partition system obtained by assembling removable elements. The system includes at least one mast and at least one panel made integral with each other. The panel includes a frame, on at least one face of which is stretched a canvas. The frame includes a retainer to this end of stretching, on its perimeter and longitudinally. The canvas includes, on the perimeter of its rear face, a hooking device aimed at cooperating with the retainer. The mast includes a profile, or an assembly of profiles, each profile having a device designed capable of permitting directly or indirectly fastening the panel. The present invention is essentially characterized in that the mast includes a device for retaining a mast canvas, at least a portion of which is aimed at covering at least the portion of the mast that is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Duo Industrie
    Inventors: Francois Frezouls, Philippe Beille
  • Patent number: 8915288
    Abstract: An article of furniture has a core formed from a cellular structure which is expandable upon movement of end faces away from each other. The exterior of the core presents a pair of oppositely directed undulating surfaces. An outer panel is juxtaposed with at least one of the undulating surfaces and secured to it. The outer panel is movable with the core to conform to the surface as the core is extended and retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: molo design, ltd.
    Inventors: Todd P. MacAllen, Stephanie J. Forsythe
  • Publication number: 20140345502
    Abstract: Workspace dividing partition resting via a lower edge on the top face of a wall forming a work surface and incorporating a device for attaching the partition to the work surface. The partition includes placement means comprising a translationary mobile branch which with the lower edge of the partition forms a clamp type mechanism situated on either side of an external overhang of the work surface, wherein the branch is able to move between a position in which it presses with contact against the underside of the work surface in order to attach the partition, and a position distant from the underside in order to release the partition. The partition also includes placement control means, situated near said the overhang and reproducing, in a direction appearing parallel to the work surface, the movement and positioning of the mobile branch with respect to the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Steelcase S.A.
    Inventor: Daniel Flanet
  • Patent number: 8875774
    Abstract: The invention relates to the general field of construction, and more specifically, the protection of construction work sites. At least two vertical poles are positioned between two surfaces such as ceilings and floors. A center frame with one or more rotatable segments may be mounted between the vertical poles and secured to a window sill. Construction materials may be passed over the rotatable segment and through the center frame with minimal or no damage to the window sill or surrounding structure. The vertical poles may be used with a sheet material to form a protective tunnel. Construction materials may be passed through the tunnel with minimal or no damage to the surrounding environment. Debris left by the construction materials is captured within the tunnel and can be safely and conveniently removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Garrett Flores
  • Patent number: 8875772
    Abstract: An access door unit includes a door, a doorway structure, and elements for pivotally attaching the door to the doorway structure. The doorway structure has an outer perimeter frame and a base affixed thereon. The base has support members extending in transverse relation to and outwardly in opposite directions from the outer perimeter frame and adapted to rest on a generally level support surface such that the outer perimeter frame extends upright from the base enabling the doorway structure to assume a free-standing, self-supporting orientation on the support surface. The outer perimeter frame of the doorway structure defines a passage large enough to fit the door and permit entry or exit through the passage when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas E. Dixon, Jr.