For An Instrument (i.e., Means To Measure, Test Or Indicate) Patents (Class 206/305)
  • Patent number: 11419790
    Abstract: A transfer station for transferring a medical fluid between at least one supply container and at least one administration container of an infusion device is described. In an embodiment, the transfer station comprises at least one supply port configured for fluidic connection of the at least one supply container to the transfer station, and at least one exit port configured for fluidic connection of the at least one administration container to the transfer station. A transfer mechanism for automatically transferring a predetermined amount of medical fluid from the at least one supply container to the at least one administration container, and an electronic processing unit connected to an actuation means are provided with the transfer station. A processing unit controls the transfer mechanism and fluid transfer conditions according to a predetermined transfer demand entered by the actuation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ofer Yodfat, Illai J Gescheit, Iddo M. Gescheit
  • Patent number: 11394419
    Abstract: A device case with integrated visual aid system includes a smartphone case body having a bottom wall and a continuous sidewall for receiving and protecting a smartphone device. An elongated, hollow housing is positioned along the bottom surface of the case body and has an opening along one side. A visual aid device having at least one corrective or magnification lens is selectively positioned within the housing and transitions to an extended orientation. In one extended orientation the visual aid device is positioned perpendicular to the case and is located outside of the housing. In another extended orientation the visual aid device is positioned parallel to the case and is located outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: My Mobile Readers LLC
    Inventor: Reenal Sharma
  • Patent number: 11352189
    Abstract: A sheet panel (140) is capable of being used with a base panel (110) to form a retention packaging system. The sheet panel (140) includes a first overwrap panel (142), a second overwrap panel (144), a sheet (152) connected to the first overwrap panel (142) and to the second overwrap panel (144), and a detachable portion (148, 150) between the first and second overwrap panels and configured to be detached from the sheet panel. After the detachable portion (148, 150) is detached from the sheet panel (140), the first overwrap panel (142) is configured to be selectively attached to a first tension flap (112) of the base panel at one of a plurality of locations on the first tension flap and the second overwrap panel (144) is configured to be selectively attached to a second tension flap (114) of the base panel at one of a plurality of locations on the second tension flap such that the sheet (152) spans between the first and second tension flaps (112, 114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Christof Hammerschmidt, Devin Ridgeway
  • Patent number: 11301027
    Abstract: Methods and articles of manufacture for hosting a safety critical application on an uncontrolled data processing device are provided. Various checks and combinations of checks including installation, functional, host integrity, coexistence, interoperability, power management, and environment checks are performed at various times to determine if the safety critical application operates properly on the device. The operation of the SCA on the UDPD may be controlled accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Bernstein, Saeed Nekoomaram, Mark K. Sloan
  • Patent number: 11272769
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal cover, which is configured to surround a portable terminal and a portable terminal case or other retainer in an integrated manner and is continuously usable irrespective of a shape of the portable terminal. Provided is a portable terminal cover including: a portable terminal cover main body portion made of a freely foldable material; and a band portion mounted to the portable terminal cover main body portion, in which the band portion is sandwiched between the portable terminal and a retainer to which the portable terminal is mounted. The portable terminal case or other retainer and the portable terminal can be easily and repeatedly fixed to, attached to, and detached from the portable terminal cover main body portion through the band portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Ken Takada
  • Patent number: 11272861
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a first unit having a first antenna, a second antenna, and a first signal transmitting and receiving circuitry; a second unit having a third antenna, a fourth antenna, and a second signal transmitting and receiving circuitry, wherein the second unit is located in proximity to the first unit; and wherein the second unit is capable of receiving signals at a first signal frequency, down converting the signals to a second signal frequency, and relaying the signals through a barrier to the first unit. Wherein the first signal frequency is in the millimeter wave range and the second signal frequency is in the microwave range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Micro Mobio Corporation
    Inventors: Zlatko Aurelio Filipovic, Weiping Wang, Adam James Wang, Guan-Wu Wang, Yi-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11188119
    Abstract: A device holder includes a base, a hinge, and an arm. The base includes a mounting feature configured to affix the device holder to a portable computer device, and the hinge is connected to the base. The arm is connected to the hinge and opposes the base. The arm is rotatable with respect to the base to change the device holder between a stowed configuration, when the arm is positioned alongside the base, and a deployed configuration, when the first arm is positioned away from the base. In addition, the device holder is configured to hold a peripheral device of the portable computer device when the device holder is in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Roberts
  • Patent number: 11150701
    Abstract: The present disclosure is for a layered protective case for a computing device with a latch mechanism. The protective case comprises a first protective rim fitted with a first shell layer to capture a first body of the computing device; a second protective rim fitted with a second shell layer to capture a second body of the computing device; and a latch mechanism to secure or to release the movable/foldable portion of the device as needed. Various embodiments are discussed to illustrate options of trade offs among functionality and several desired features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: iBenzer Inc.
    Inventor: Lina Zhang
  • Patent number: 11104471
    Abstract: A beverage container packaging assembly including a bottom tray, center support, and top tray is disclosed. A bottom tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of cup-shaped elements. The cup-shaped elements include a first deformable element and a second deformable element. The first deformable element and the second deformable element include at least two overlapping elements. A top tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of bottle neck accommodating spaces. A center support of molded paper pulp is disposed between the bottom tray and the top tray. The center support includes a plurality of beverage container support cavities bounded by one or more center support posts. One or more walls of the beverage container support cavities are configured to surround at least a portion of the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ACORN WEST LLC
    Inventors: John Gilligan, Rick Gant, David Weissberg, Ron Valtierra, Gord Heyting, Chris Russell
  • Patent number: 11108903
    Abstract: A Light Floatable Structure is attached to the footprint of a Mobile Electronic Device when near an area where the device might be dropped accidentally into water or other similar liquid where the device might sink. The attached Light Floatable Structure provides the buoyancy needed to prevent the Mobile Electronic Device and attached Light Floatable Structure from sinking. The dimensions and shape of this This Light Floatable Structure are confined to the length and width of the footprint of the Mobile Electronic Device to preserve its feel and adheres to the Mobile Electronic Device with an interface that allows easy attachment and removal of the Light Floatable Structures from the Mobile Electronic Devices when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Bower, Wei D. Bower, Michael S. Bower
  • Patent number: 10973293
    Abstract: A composite case for an electronic device is provided. The composite case includes: a resilient portion dimensioned to cover two end portions of the electronic device and less than half of a back portion of the electronic device; and a rigid portion dimensioned to fit with the resilient portion, the rigid portion dimensioned to provide a cover for at least part of the back portion of the electronic device. A method of protecting an electronic device is provided. The method includes: attaching a rigid material to a resilient material; dimensioning both the rigid material and the resilient material to contain an electronic device; configuring the rigid material, but not the resilient material, to cover most or all of a back portion of the electronic device; and providing an opening to allow a screen portion of the electronic device to be accessed through the opening in the rigid and resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Urban Armor Gear, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10933309
    Abstract: A biofeedback sensor attachment for a controller, the biofeedback sensor attachment comprising one or more sensors for obtaining biofeedback information arranged such that at least one sensor is in contact with a user's hand during normal use of the controller, and an output unit operable to output the biofeedback information about measurements made by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hogarth Andall
  • Patent number: 10917131
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device including a soft protective cover having a back panel to cover a back portion of the electronic device, side walls extending from the back panel to cover side portions of the electronic device, and an upper ledge; and a hard protective frame having a disconnected side and two facing sides. The disconnected side includes a first end portion and a second end portion. Each of the first and second end portions includes a first side and a second side; the second side tapers towards the upper ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Joon Lee, Seung Joo Kim, Nam Heui Jung, Kyung Joon Lee, Gang Il Park, Sun Woo Yun, Soo Ha Jung
  • Patent number: 10911588
    Abstract: A mobile terminal protection sleeve (100), comprising a sleeve body (120), communication terminals (140), an internal lead, a flexible data line (160), and a flexible connector (180). The sleeve body (120) can surround the edge of the mobile terminal, and is provided with a plurality of terminal accommodating holes and an opening, and the opening corresponds to the communication interface of the mobile terminal. A plurality of communication terminals (140) is provided for communicationally connected to an external device (200). The plurality of communication terminals (140) are embedded in the plurality of terminal accommodating holes in one-to-one correspondence. The internal lead is wrapped in the sleeve body (120), and one end of the internal lead is electrically connected with the communication terminals (140). One end of the flexible data line (160) is connected with the sleeve body (120), and the other end of the internal lead is electrically connected with the flexible data line (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROMOSS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Canhuo Lei
  • Patent number: 10897149
    Abstract: A storage tote assembly includes a lower storage bin, an upper storage tote that is selectively attachable to the lower storage bin, and at least one electrical power outlet inside the lower storage bin. The lower storage bin has a bottom panel and at least one bin sidewall that extends up from the bottom panel to define the lower storage chamber. The upper storage tote has a lower portion that selectively engages the bin sidewall at an open top thereof. The lower portion of the storage tote and at least one tote sidewall cooperate to define an upper storage area for loose articles. The power outlet is energized by an external power source or an onboard power supply, to provide electrical power to a portable electrical or electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Peter Stathis
  • Patent number: 10893134
    Abstract: A case for PDAs is disclosed. The case is particularly suitable for maintaining mobile telephones free of infectious agents. The case includes a barrier material defining a body configured to enclose a PDA, and at least one fastener, wherein: (a) the case is configured to convert between a relaxed configuration which facilitates transfer of the PDA into and out of the case, and a fitted configuration which conforms more closely to the PDA enclosed therein, (b) the at least one fastener is configured to reversibly retain the case in the fitted configuration, and (c) the barrier material is effective to prevent viruses and bacteria from penetrating therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Ashley Tener
  • Patent number: 10883735
    Abstract: The present disclosure has disclosed an water pump of an air conditioner as well as a method and device for controlling the same, wherein the method for controlling an water pump of an air conditioner comprises: obtaining a state of a liquid level switch of the air conditioner, a state of operation of the air conditioner and an outdoor ambient temperature; and determining a turn-on timing of the water pump of the air conditioner according to the state of the liquid level switch of the air conditioner, the state of operation of the air conditioner and the outdoor ambient temperature obtained. The present disclosure solves the problem that the turn-on time of the water pump of the air conditioner in the prior art is not smart enough, so as to make the turn-on time of the water pump of the air conditioner more intelligent, whilst improving the safety of the water pump of the air conditioner is improved, and saving the energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Gree Electric Appliances (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Jianming Tan, Lin Yang, Hui Zhang, Youfu Xie, Kai Yu, Qunbo Liu, Handong Xue, Weiqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10863807
    Abstract: A water proof sleeve for an electronic device includes an elastic body including an open top and a curved side wall joined to a bottom wall. The curved side wall and bottom wall define an internal cavity receiving an electronic device. A plurality of separated sealing ribs are formed on an internal surface of the side wall. The plurality of sealing ribs are formed circumferentially about the side wall. One of the plurality of sealing ribs is a water sealing rib and includes a radial dimension that is at least twice the size in comparison to the other sealing ribs of the plurality of sealing ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CATALYST LIFESTYLE LIMITED
    Inventors: Joshua Wright, June Lai
  • Patent number: 10743088
    Abstract: A wireless sensor assembly includes a housing, a wireless power source, and electronics. The housing defines an interior space and at least one aperture sized to receive at least one external sensor. The wireless power source is mounted within the housing. The electronics are mounted within the housing and are configured to receive power from the wireless power source and to be in electrical communication with the external sensor. The electronics include a wireless communications component, and firmware configured to manage a rate of data transmittal from the wireless communications component to an external device such that the wireless communications component has a power consumption less than about 0.5 mW. The electronics are powered exclusively by the wireless power source and the wireless sensor assembly defines a volume less than about 2 in3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James Phillips, Don Recupido, Nathan Frost, Randy Scott Brown
  • Patent number: 10730680
    Abstract: Foldable templates include sheet material with a front surface and a retaining element connected to the sheet material extending over at least a portion of the front surface. In box insert configurations, the sheet material has transverse and longitudinal creases, the retaining element extending across the creases. In retaining box configurations, the sheet material includes a base panel and opposing longitudinal side walls, with transverse creases extending across the base panel and side walls. In each template, folding the sheet material upward along transverse creases opens a receiving area between the front surface and retaining element to receive a product. In the box insert configuration, folding the sheet material downward underneath the front surface along transverse creases pulls the retaining element tight over the product. In the retaining box configuration, folding the side walls upward flattens the transverse creases and pulls the retaining element tight over the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventors: Hanko Kiessner, Niklas Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10730678
    Abstract: A package and method of making a package are provided, where the package includes a removable flap portion built into one panel and a resealable flap portion built into the opposing panel. The package is constructed such that the removable flap portion overlies the resealable flap portion, and peeling away of the removable flap portion reveals a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) of the resealable flap portion and also provides a tamper-evident feature. Once the removable flap portion is peeled away, the consumer can access the contents of the package. The resealable flap portion can be folded over the newly-cut edge of the opposing panel and applied to the outer surface of that panel so as to reclose the package and maintain the contents of the package therein for later consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10683591
    Abstract: An item such as a removable device cover or a portable electronic device may have a fabric hinge. The item may have first and second structures that are configured to rotate relative to each other. The fabric hinge may have first and second fabric layers that are coupled to the first structure and third and fourth fabric layers that are coupled to the second structure. A center portion of the fabric hinge may have one side that is coupled to the first and second fabric layers and an opposing second side that is coupled to the third and fourth fabric layers. In the center portion, first strands of material may extend outwardly into the first and fourth fabric layers and second parallel strands that are interspersed with the first strands may extend outwardly into the second and third fabric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Daniel D. Sunshine, Didio V. Gomes, Kevin M. Robinson, Mariel L. Lanas, Ari P. Miller, Houtan Farahani
  • Patent number: 10671125
    Abstract: A tablet computer includes a housing and a touch screen. The housing supports a touch screen for manipulation by a user of the computer. At least one hand pad is selectively secured to the tablet housing. The at least one hand pad is positioned at the back of the tablet for supporting the hand of a user as the user manipulates the touch screen. The pad includes a bottom surface shaped and dimensioned to rest firmly upon the tablet housing and a top surface contoured to comfortably support a hand of a user. The hand pad may also include side walls designed to wrap around the edges of the tablet housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Kwitek
  • Patent number: 10597178
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an unsterilized item to a sterile field is disclosed. The item can include a human input device. The sterile field can be in an operating room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ryterski, Lance Kendrick
  • Patent number: 10594353
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device includes: a soft protective cover having a back panel to cover a back portion of the electronic device and side walls extending from the back panel to cover side portions of the electronic device; a hard protective frame, constructed to removably mount on the soft protective cover and wrapping around the side walls of the soft protective cover. The hard protective frame comprises a disconnected side and two facing sides. The disconnected side is disconnected and has a first end portion and a second end portion; and a first mating means formed on the first and second end portions of the hard protective frame and corresponding portions of the side wall of the soft protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Spigen Korea CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Joon Lee, Seung Joo Kim, Nam Heui Jung, Kyung Joon Lee, Gang Il Park, Sun Woo Yun, Soo Ha Jung
  • Patent number: 10560556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body; a cover covering the terminal body and having a slit formed in one area thereof; and an elastic body provided on the slit and having both ends coupled to the cover adjacent to the slit. When an external force is applied to the cover, the elastic body is elastically deformed while being coupled to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jejun Han, Byoungchul Kim, Jaejun Jung, Junghong Seo
  • Patent number: 10542802
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device that includes a rigid outer layer and a more flexible inner layer. The case is a single piece. The outer layer has openings that extend through the thickness of the outer layer. The openings are connected by a groove in the outer layer. The openings and the groove can be filled by a more flexible material. The inner layer has openings. The outer layer is translucent so that the inner layer may be visible through the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brown, Steven Corraliza, Eric James Hostetler, William Ho
  • Patent number: 10485528
    Abstract: A protective member for a medical instrument includes a body portion having an inner side wall defining an interior, configured to receive at least a portion of the medical instrument. The body portion also includes a first end and a second end, wherein at least one of the first end and the second end is configured to at least partially close the respective first end and/or second end of the body portion. The at least partially closed first end and/or second end is configured to be opened for use of the medical instrument, such that the medical instrument can pass through both the first and second ends of the body portion during use, while the inner side wall surrounds a portion of the medical instrument. The body portion is configured for use during a medical procedure using the medical instrument, for example, as a tissue protector or a drilling guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10466807
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to a shell component including a first material member and a co-molded second material member, the first material member including a periphery, and one or more curvilinear edge surfaces extended along the periphery, the second material member including one or more portions adjacent one or more portions of the one or more curvilinear edge surfaces, the first material member of a first hardness value, the second material member of a second hardness value less than the first hardness value of the first material member; a key matrix circuit component adjacent one or more portions of a first surface of the first material member; and a plurality of key caps coupled to the key matrix circuit component. In addition, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Cooper Ferren, Michael Heecheol Kim, Jaimie Emerald Chan
  • Patent number: 10457441
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a case for a communication device, having two or more portions movable with respect to each other. A first case portion may cover a particular component or area of the communication device. Accessories or auxiliary structures may be available for use with the particular component, and may be configured to attach to or be used with a communication device housing of a particular size or shape. The first case portion may be moved relative to a second case portion, thereby exposing the component or area of the communication device for use with the accessory. Additional embodiments disclosed herein related to modular components that may be used with cases in order to provide various accessories and features, such as mounts, flashes, batteries, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak
  • Patent number: 10448718
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a back structural member configured to connect with a front structural member, the back and front structural member connected with clasping features and forming a hard shell shaped to and surrounding an installed electronic device. An external cushion member can be disposed over the hard shell of the protective enclosure. An internal cushion member can be lined in between the back structural member and the electronic device. The front structural member can include a portion that extends over the touchscreen of the installed electronic device, the portion of the front structural member that extends over the touchscreen of the installed electronic device having the same material as the remaining portion of the front structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie L. Johnson, Jonathan H. Guerdrum, Aaron M. Gaylord, Shanshan Li, Ross V. Bulkley
  • Patent number: 10362983
    Abstract: A rectal near infrared (NIR) scanning polarization imaging system uses NIR Photonic Prostatoscopy Analyzer (NIRPPA) for prostate cancer detection using light. The NIRPPA consists of a portable rectal NIR scanning polarization imaging unit and an optical fiber-based rectal probe capable of recording sets of 2D images of a prostate through rectum at different wavelengths and depths and obtaining a three dimensional (3D) image of the prostate and 3D locations of abnormal tissue inside the prostate. Diode lasers/light emission diodes (LEDs) with selected emitting wavelengths are used in the NIR spectral range from 650 nm to 2,400 nm corresponding to the four tissue optical windows (#I, 650 nm-950 nm; #II, 1,100 nm-1,350 nm; #III, 1,600 nm-1,870 nm; and #IV, 2,100 nm-2,300 nm). The fingerprint absorptions of water (H2O), Oxyhemoglobin (HbO2) and deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) in the prostate are used as native biomarkers for prostate cancer detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Robert R. Alfano, Wubao Wang, Yang Pu, Yury Budansky, Laura Sordillo, Guichen Tang, James Eastham
  • Patent number: 10321966
    Abstract: This sensor storage container comprises a bottomed cylindrical container body (1) having an opening in its top face, an opening/closing lid (2) provided to the opening of the container body (1) in an openable/closable manner, and an inner case (7) that is open at its top face and provided within the container body (1). The opening/closing lid (2) is linked to the container body (1) via a hinge portion (3), at the peripheral edge of the opening of the container body (1). The inner case (7) is linked on the hinge portion (3) side to the opening/closing lid (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10313497
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver circuitry may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. Ferrules may be crimped to the coaxial cables. A bracket with extending members may be crimped over the ferrules to ground the coaxial cables to the housing and other conductive elements in the ground plane. The ground plane may contain an antenna slot. A dock connector and flex circuit may overlap the slot in a way that does not affect the resonant frequency of the slot. Electrical components may be isolated from the antenna using isolation elements such as inductors and resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iullis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 10281195
    Abstract: For the purpose of increasing flexibility a home appliance device, in particular a home chiller appliance device, is proposed. The novel device includes at least one functional housing, which is arranged at least largely within an insulation-receiving chamber and defines at least one receiving space for receiving at least one functional unit; and at least one attachment element which at least partly encompasses the functional housing in an assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Volkan Cakirca, Mehmet Ciyanoglu, Emre Guentav, Hueseyin Sen, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10234898
    Abstract: An exterior cover for a laptop computer having a display portion and a keyboard portion is disclosed. The exterior cover includes a first rigid planar element for placement on an outside surface of the display portion. The first rigid planar element includes a raised edge along a perimeter of the first rigid planar element, wherein the raised edge extends toward the display portion. The first rigid planar element further includes a plurality of tabs located on the raised edge, wherein each tab extends from the raised edge for gripping the display portion. The exterior cover further includes a second rigid planar element for placement on an outside surface of the keyboard portion. The second rigid planar element includes a raised edge extending toward the keyboard portion. The second rigid planar element further includes a plurality of tabs for gripping the keyboard portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Techshell Inc.
    Inventor: Haile Bekele
  • Patent number: 10231043
    Abstract: A portable speaker and protective cover for a portable wireless speaker and speaker system is disclosed. The protective cover is configured to receive, retain, cover, protect, and interactively support the portable wireless speaker. A plurality of embedded magnets and/or metallic elements in the speaker and cover are configured and aligned to magnetically secure the protective cover around the portable wireless speaker in the fully closed position and facilitate secure positioning of the speaker in a stand position during use. Other audio, video and computing electronics including tablet and smart phones may also be similarly protected and supported by such a cover configured to the particular dimensions of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hemesath, John Craig Cheney, Bryce Alan Craig
  • Patent number: 10214335
    Abstract: A spiral part used as a tamper evident feature an a peal reclose label. The spiral is formed on a pressure sensitive adhesive label, and the spiral is unraveled in order to open the package. Once unraveled, it is difficult to reclose the package with the spiral in its original place. In one embodiment, there is a special color to the label, so that once the package is opened, it can be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LaserSharp FlexPak services, LLC
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Tinoco
  • Patent number: 10172681
    Abstract: A protective cover (800) for a medical device includes a body (700) and a cap (100) that is selectively attachable to the body. The cap 100 includes an annulus 101 and a rounded vault (102) spanning an interior portion (118) of the annulus. The rounded vault defines a convex exterior (301). A plurality of partial arch trusses (103,104,105,106,107,108,109) extends from the annulus along the convex exterior toward an apex (601) of the convex exterior. Distal ends (613,614,615,616,617,618,619) of the plurality of partial arch trusses define an interstice (611) at the apex. The partial arch trusses provide longitudinal deflection of impact forces to protect the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Finley, Michael Turturro, Timur Selimkhanov, Derek Roberts, Sean Kroll
  • Patent number: 10165838
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a protective cover for a mobile display device including a housing, a backplane, a liner, and a lip. The housing includes an outer portion and an inner portion, where the outer portion of the housing has a rectangular frame structure to provide a protective shell along an outer edge of the mobile display device, and where the inner portion receives and secures the mobile display device. The backplane is comprised of a rigid material and is coupled to a backside of the housing and provides a protective shell along a back side of the mobile display device. The liner has a corrugated soft rubber or polymer construction including a successive pattern of protrusions separated by a distance and is coupled to the inner portion of the housing. The lip is coupled to a front side of the housing to retain the mobile display device within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Fergal Corcoran, Padraig Murphy, Ken Delaney, Nick Jinkinson, Eric Lu, Stephen Harvey, Jerry Ahern, Pierce Brady, Kevin Hughes, Ommkar Gulavani, Rade Vignjevic
  • Patent number: 10168744
    Abstract: A remote control device and a method of assembly are provided. The remote control device may include a control unit and a holder. The holder may define a cavity that opens through a surface of the holder. The control unit may be seated in the cavity through the opening in the surface of the holder and recessed relative to the surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Kass, Douglas J. Barr, Joseph E. Kovach, Kevin M. Dann, David J. Parrett, Clark Brace, Fred Bould, Jaime Caso, Jeremy Wolf
  • Patent number: 10165702
    Abstract: Technology is provided for an open chassis for use with server modules. The open chassis includes an end frame having opposed upper corner portions and opposed lower corner portions. A pair of lower beams, each having a proximal end portion, are connected to a respective lower corner portion of the end frame. A pair of upper beams, each having a proximal end portion, are connected to a respective upper corner portion of the end frame. First and second columns extend between distal end portions of the lower beams and the upper beams. A cross-member extends between the distal end portions of the lower beams. Each beam includes an outward facing surface and an inward facing surface, and at least one of the beams includes a relief formed in its corresponding inward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Renee Chu
  • Patent number: 10085803
    Abstract: Provided is a sterile drape configured to cover a medical observation apparatus to keep the medical observation apparatus sterile, the medical observation apparatus including a microscope part configured to magnify and image a microfine site of an observation object, an input part configured to receive an input of an operation instruction to the microscope part, and a grip part having a bar shape and having a surface provided with at least a portion of the input part, the sterile drape including: an attaching part configured to be fixed and attached to the grip part in a state where the sterile drape covers the medical observation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Gakuji Higuchi, Junichi Nozawa, Tomonori Ishikawa, Masataka Kado
  • Patent number: 10080497
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a device for monitoring at least one body function of a user comprising providing an evaluation unit, providing a sensor unit, aligning a connector portion of the sensor unit next to an electric contact pad of the evaluation unit such that the connector portion faces the electric contact pad, providing at least one anisotropic conductive adhesive between the electric contact pad and the connector portion, and bonding the evaluation unit substrate and the connector substrate together, wherein the electric contact pad and the connector portion are pressed together, and wherein an electric connection of the electric contact pad and the connector portion is created via the anisotropic conductive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert Harttig
  • Patent number: 10064298
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a first case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a top device portion and a second case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a bottom device portion. The protective enclosure may also include a first hinge member coupled to a portion of the first case portion and a portion of the second case portion, and the first hinge member may pivot about a first hinge axis that is coaxially aligned with or parallel to a device hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cavenagh, Jeremy L. Dennis, Cameron D. Magness, Lucas B. Weller, Hsiao Lu Sun
  • Patent number: 10048524
    Abstract: A display device is discussed, which includes a top case disposed on a display panel, the top case may include a main body having a metal first upper member covering a partial area of an edge area of the display panel and an elastic second upper member extending from the metal first upper member and fixing the display panel. The metal first upper member and the elastic second upper member may be formed together by outsert molding. Since the top case includes an elastic upper member made of a material such as rubber or silicon, not metal, a scratch on the display panel or a polarizing plate which may be generated by a press of the display panel by an external force may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungjin Shin
  • Patent number: 9990000
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a water tight submersible electronic device, such as a dive computer or a dive watch, comprising a case, a bezel, and glass through which a display can be viewed. The glass, case and bezel can all be different materials. The bezel is affixed to the case, in a permanent or removable manner, and has an opening for the glass and an electronic display. The electronic display is positioned under the glass and within the electronic device. For example, the glass is separated from and locked to the bezel by at least a locking ring, a shock absorber and/or a gasket. As such the glass can be free floating so that it and the bezel can deform under pressure without being damaged or causing damage to each other while maintaining a water tight connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Panu Perko, Mikko Sepanniitty, Tapio Savolainen
  • Patent number: 9983632
    Abstract: A laptop computer may include a base, a lid, and a cover. The base may include a keyboard on a first side of the base. The lid may be hingedly attached to a first end of the base. The lid may include a display on a first side of the lid. The hinged attachment of the lid to the base may enable the lid to rotate from a first lid position in which the display faces the keyboard, to a second lid position in which a second side of the lid faces a second side of the base. A hinged attachment of the cover to the base may enable the cover to rotate from a first cover position, in which a first side of the cover faces the keyboard, to a second cover position in which a second side of the cover faces the second side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9943003
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to network cabinets and components thereof. In an embodiment, the present invention is a system that includes a network appliance, and a network cabinet having a bottom portion, a center portion providing a plurality of rack unit spaces, a top portion, and a network appliance mounting kit positioned in the top portion. The network appliance mounting kit includes a mounting feature for attaching the network appliance to the network cabinet such that the network appliance does not interfere with any one of the plurality of rack unit spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roger D. Segroves, Mark J. Donnell, Alex C. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 9918397
    Abstract: Technology is provided for an open chassis for use with server modules. The open chassis includes an end frame having opposed upper corner portions and opposed lower corner portions. A pair of lower beams, each having a proximal end portion, are connected to a respective lower corner portion of the end frame. A pair of upper beams, each having a proximal end portion, are connected to a respective upper corner portion of the end frame. First and second columns extend between distal end portions of the lower beams and the upper beams. A cross-member extends between the distal end portions of the lower beams. Each beam includes an outward facing surface and an inward facing surface, and at least one of the beams includes a relief formed in its corresponding inward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Renee Chu