Telescoping Patents (Class 220/8)
  • Patent number: 12029296
    Abstract: Extendable and retractable luggage comprises a housing including a first compartment therein for storage. The luggage also includes a module movably connected to the housing. The module includes a second compartment in communication with the first compartment of the housing. The module is configured to move within the housing in a retracted position and extend away from the housing in an extended position. The housing and the module are in an axial alignment, such that both the extended and retracted positions of the module within the housing are maintained in the axial alignment. A portion of the module and a portion of the housing overlap each other and connect together when in the extended position, and when the module is positioned within the portion of the housing, a frame at a lower end of the module is positioned against a rim of the housing to provide the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Inventor: Tony Neesham
  • Patent number: 12014873
    Abstract: A chassis includes a receiving case. The receiving case includes a first base, a second base, and a cover. The first base includes two first side walls. One of the two first side walls includes a first sliding portion. One of the two first side walls includes a multi-segment positioning portion. The second base includes two second side walls. One of the two second side walls includes a second sliding portion. One of the two second side walls includes a multi-segment alignment portion. The cover is pivoted on the first base. The first sliding portion is connected to the second sliding portion, and the multi-segment positioning portion of the first base is adapted to be engaged with the multi-segment alignment portion of the second base, so that the second base is slidably disposed on the first base. The receiving case is adapted to accommodate electronic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11919673
    Abstract: A lift van crate formed as a rectilinear shaped compartment formed by a base; a first long wall having tabbed edges and a second long wall having tabbed edges, mounted to said base; a first short wall having tabbed edges and a second short wall having tabbed edges, mounted to said base, said first short wall and said second short wall having short wall receivers configured to receive at least one long wall interior tab of each of said respective adjacent first long wall and second long wall; a lid having an interior face and an exterior face, at least one lid receiver formed in said lid interior face, said lid configured to mount to each of said first long wall, second long wall, first short wall and said second short wall respectively by insertion of said tabbed edges into said at least one lid receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew James Austin, Chad Colin Cash
  • Patent number: 11866250
    Abstract: Described herein are units for transportation of cargo, and methods of using them. In some embodiments, the units are collapsible, stackable cargo units. In some embodiments, the cargo units include a generally rectangular base having a front, a rear and two sides, with forklift slots on its front, rear and each side. The cargo units may further include front and rear walls extending upward from the base. The cargo units may further include first and second side walls extending upward from the base between the front and rear walls. The first side wall may have a length greater than the second side wall. The cargo units may further include an integrated lid hingedly attached to one or more of the front, rear, and side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Goodpack IBC (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Mario César Barrio Argentti
  • Patent number: 11851246
    Abstract: Pet owners are frustrated with conventional wet pet food packages as it is difficult to remove product from these packages. Traditional metal or plastic containers and flexible pouches are not designed to fully eject product in one step. Rather, the consumer must perform additional steps such as scooping, scraping, tearing, or twisting to entirely remove product. Provided is a collapsible package for wet pet foods. The collapsible package has tapered flexible sidewall, a rigid ring and/or circumferential peripheral flange attached to a top of the sidewall, and a rigid base attached to a bottom of the sidewall. The flexible sidewall is configured to be compressible between an expanded position, at which point product is held in the container, and a collapsed position, at which point product is effectively ejected from the container. A lid can also be attached to the ring and/or circumferential peripheral flange to seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BIG HEART PET, INC.
    Inventors: Alexandra Nicole Taylor, Julius Austria Coronel, Rebecca Massie Grey, Andrew Douglas Gordon, Zachary Parker Willard
  • Patent number: 11846428
    Abstract: A self-locking telescopic fire pit that is easily transportable. The self-locking collapsible fire pit is self-locking. The self-locking telescopic fire pit is collapsible. The self-locking telescopic fire pit comprises of a double walled base section, a middle double walled section that telescopically mounts on the double walled base section, and an upper double walled section that telescopically mounts on the middle double walled section. All sections define a cavity wherein air flows through. All sections define locking means that allow the self-locking telescopic fire pit to be locked in either an extended or in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Eduardo M Cantelar
  • Patent number: 11832731
    Abstract: A telescopic stool, including: a stool surface, a stool base, a telescopic mechanism, and a transition mechanism for connecting the stool surface to the telescopic mechanism; wherein the telescopic mechanism is able to be switched between an unfolded state and a contracted state; the telescopic mechanism includes a plurality of connecting pieces capable of moving relative to each other and a fixation mechanism disposed on the plurality of connecting pieces; and the fixation mechanism is configured to keep the telescopic mechanism in the unfolded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NINGBO TENGHAO OUTDOOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Sun
  • Patent number: 11793777
    Abstract: This disclosure features chemical entities (e.g., a compound exhibiting activity as a mitochondrial uncoupling agent or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or hydrate and/or cocrystal thereof; e.g., a compound, such as niclosamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or hydrate and/or cocrystal thereof; e.g., a compound, such as a niclosamide analog, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or hydrate and/or cocrystal thereof) that are useful, e.g., for treating one or more symptoms of a pathology characterized by an abnormal inflammatory response (e.g., inflammatory bowel diseases) in a subject (e.g., a human). This disclosure also features compositions as well as other methods of using and making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: First Wave Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Glick, Luigi Franchi
  • Patent number: 11767148
    Abstract: A collapsible vessel for containing fluid comprises at least two interconnected tubular sections which are configured to move axially with respect to each other upon application of a substantially axial force thereto. The vessel is manipulatable between a collapsed configuration in which the sections are substantially nested to form a tube having a first length and an extended configuration in which the sections form a continuous tube having a second length which is greater than the first length. The vessel comprises locking means configured to be reversibly locked while the vessel is in the extended configuration upon the application of a rotational force to at least one section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: JOI LIMITED
    Inventors: Nick Adams, Tracy Murphy
  • Patent number: 11759039
    Abstract: The adjustable portable cup holder may comprise a top ring, a bottom ring, a plurality of intermediate rings, and an attachment band. The adjustable portable cup holder may be coupled to a mounting point and may be operable to hold a beverage container. The adjustable portable cup holder may collapse for storage and expand for use. The attachment band may adjust to fit the mounting point. As non-limiting examples, the beverage container may be a beverage cup, a water bottle, or a beverage can. As non-limiting examples, the mounting point may be a beach chair, a stroller, or a grocery cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Jacqueline Cintron
  • Patent number: 11737549
    Abstract: A portable staked accessory holder is an apparatus that mounted into the ground to uphold various small items. The apparatus includes a tray, a telescopic post assembly, and a stake. The tray upholds small items such as a beverage cup or a small plate. The telescopic post assembly offsets the tray from the ground and is height adjustable. The stake drives into and mounts into the ground. The apparatus further includes a beverage holder, an electronic device holder, and a spring clamp. The beverage holder attaches a beverage with the telescopic post assembly so that the tray remains uninhibited and the space of the tray is maximized. The electronic device holder upholds an electronic device such as a smart phone with the beverage holder for easy access. The spring clamp allows the beverage holder, and consequently the electronic device holder to be attached and removed with the telescopic post assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Halsey Cruickshank
  • Patent number: 11723120
    Abstract: An exemplary method for protecting a microwave magnetron is disclosed provided by the steps of positioning one or more containers on a conveyer belt which passes through the microwave oven, where each container is holding a liquid. Exemplary embodiments also provide the steps of ramping up the magnetron while a container is passing through the microwave oven, positioning product for microwaving on the conveyer belt, and applying microwave energy to the product. A system for protecting a magnetron is also disclosed having a plurality of containers, each container holding a liquid and positioned atop the conveyer belt before placing a product for microwaving on the conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: CIBUS WAVE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cashman, Richard Cashman
  • Patent number: 11714464
    Abstract: A tray assembly for positioning data storage devices is disclosed. The tray assembly includes a base, a backplane circuit board coupled to the base, an electrical connector coupled to the backplane circuit board, a first support bracket coupled to the base and moveable with respect to the base and the backplane circuit board, and a second support bracket coupled to the base. The second support bracket opposes the first support bracket and is moveable towards and away from the first support bracket to adjust a distance between the first support bracket and the second support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Stuart R. Ball
  • Patent number: 11707150
    Abstract: A window planter includes a first compartment including a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first compartment is configured to house a first group of plants. A second compartment is slidably coupled to the first compartment. The first compartment includes a first outer sidewall. The second compartment is configured to house a second group of plants separated from the first group of plants by the first sidewall of the first compartment. A third compartment is slidably coupled to the first compartment. The third compartment includes a second outer sidewall. The third compartment is configured to house a third group of plants separated from the first group of plants by the second sidewall. At least the first compartment and the second compartment are configured to be secured to a window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventor: Bruno Ieraci
  • Patent number: 11690793
    Abstract: A sunscreen composition comprised of one or more sunscreen active agents encapsulated in a cellulose derived capsule wherein the composition can contain one or more additional agents. A sunscreen composition can be mixed with a bodywash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, gel, soap, cream, hand sanitizer, spray or mousse and can be used by an individual during their normal hygiene processes, such as during a shower or bath or while applying a body product to their skin or hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: CoLabs Int'l Corp.
    Inventor: Laura E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11684130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag capable of being expanded by mechanical manipulation of a plurality of collapsible rigid walls and temporary fixation thereof using a support element connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ANYVENTION LTD.
    Inventor: Yitzhak Atlas
  • Patent number: 11648966
    Abstract: A universal storage device for a wheel chock used in an auto carrier railcar comprises a grating coupled to a backplate. The grating has a regularly spaced array of horizontal rods, including an intermediate horizontal rod with a missing segment that creates a gap in the array. The backplate has a plurality of tabs extending transverse to the horizontal rods that are wrapped around one or more horizontal rods to couple the grating to the backplate. The wheel chock has multiple rows of teeth for engaging the grating. When installed on the storage device, a first row of teeth engages a first horizontal rod of the grating and a second row of teeth is positioned in the gap in the array of horizontal rods. The storage device further comprises a locking flange rotatable between a locked and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the locking flange engages an upper surface of the wheel chock to secure the wheel chock to the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Holden America IL, LLC
    Inventors: Bruno Pietrobon, Jean Iorio, Jean-Francois Pharand
  • Patent number: 11643249
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure generally relate to a collapsible storage container with multiple sleeves. In some implementations a two-sleeve variant is described. In some implementations a three-sleeve variant is described. Both variants may be used to contain appropriately sized and shaped objects, for example bread, maps, posters, blueprints, plans, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Stephen A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11643250
    Abstract: A user friendly twist and lock telescoping tubular package includes tubular package pieces with built-in visual cues assisting a user in the proper assembly and operation of the package, and with improved engagement features opposing improper operation of the package while facilitating proper use of the package. Improved locking features are more resistant to inadvertent unlocking or repositioning of the package. Support and stability features enhance the locking connections and improve reliability of the locking connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: MOCAP LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Joseph Kersley, Lance J. Eftink
  • Patent number: 11627703
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible grain bin is provided comprising at least two telescoping cylindrical sections adapted to interlock with one another when the grain bin is in an expanded position; a base member attached to the bottom most cylindrical section; and a bin cover for enclosing the grain bin, said bin cover adapted to be in a raised position when the grain bin is in the expanded position and in a lowered position when the grain bin is in a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: David William Kosior, Patrick M. Beaujot
  • Patent number: 11597588
    Abstract: A modular structure system includes a plurality of shipping containers arranged to form a contiguous enclosure comprising an interior volume of the plurality of shipping containers, wherein each of the plurality of shipping containers comprises a first side defining an opening configured to be arranged opposite and adjacent to a corresponding opening in a first side of a different shipping container of the plurality to form the contiguous enclosure; a bottom group of the plurality of shipping containers including bottom sides having floor sections arranged to form a bottom floor of the modular structure; a top group of the plurality of shipping containers including top sides having ceiling sections arranged to form a top ceiling of the modular structure; and a side group of the plurality of shipping containers comprising a second side having a side wall arranged to form exterior right and left side walls of the modular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Workshops for Warriors
    Inventor: Hernán Luis y Prado
  • Patent number: 11576430
    Abstract: A water pipe has: a water chamber; a bowl or bowl connector; a hollow neck forming a mouthpiece; and a lid that seals both the mouthpiece and the bowl or bowl connector when the lid is in a closed position. A method of operating a water pipe includes assembling the lid in the closed position on the water pipe. A method of operating a water pipe includes, while the lid is out of the close position: combusting or vaporizing a smokable substance in the bowl to create smoke vapor; and drawing the smoke vapor through the water chamber and out the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Cory Dennis Larsen
  • Patent number: 11511935
    Abstract: A hollow container or box formed from a roof, a first side (i.e., or first upper and lower sides), a second side (i.e., for second upper and lower sides), a rear side (i.e., or rear upper and lower sides), a door (i.e., or upper and lower door), and a base placing the container or box in a fully assembled position. Unique side and end access doors are provided. Each of the sides are releasably coupled or hingedly connected to one another and the adjacent sides are hingedly coupled to the base. Upon releasing the sides from one another and rotating each relative to one another in a particular order along various axis rotation, the container or box is transitioned from a fully assembled position into a flat, parallel orientation, fully collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HAVENER ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Havener
  • Patent number: 11510465
    Abstract: The utility model, discloses an ultra-thin folding luggage case, comprising an upper panel. A right side panel is arranged on a right side of a left side panel, and a lower panel is arranged on the bottom of the right side panel. A side lifting handle is fixedly connected with a side surface of the left side panel, and placing foot pads are fixedly connected with a side surface of the right side panel. A flip cover plate is arranged on a side surface of the lower panel, and a return spring is arranged inside the flip cover plate. A pull rod storage groove is fixedly connected with the bottom of the lower panel, and a pull rod is arranged inside the pull rod storage groove. Universal wheels are arranged on the bottom of the lower panel and the bottom of a connecting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Changfu Tang
  • Patent number: 11512937
    Abstract: An ammunition bucket may be provided for preparation of ammunition for toy blasters having greater ease of use with less mess. The bucket may be collapsible having sides that collapse in an accordion style, and the bucket may include a carrying handle. The lid may be sealed and resistant to splashing and leakage. A lower recessed port area may be provided at the lowest portion of the bucket body. This port may be a three-way drain and strain port. The lower recessed port area may include a dispensing valve with a primary control notch and a flap that provides rate control for the valve. The dispensing valve also may include a secondary control notch that limits an opening of the dispensing valve to prevent ammunition from leaving the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GEL BLASTER LLC
    Inventors: Eric Alan Davis, Robert Kovacs, Colin Guinn
  • Patent number: 11479387
    Abstract: A collapsible jug includes an upper member defining an opening and having a spout at a first side of the upper member. The jug has a lower member defining a base, and a collapsible side wall extending between the upper and lower members. The jug has a link that has a first end pivotally attached to the upper member at a second side of the upper member. The container is alterable between a collapsed configuration wherein the side wall is collapsed and a second end of the link is releasably attached to the spout such that the lower member is releasably retained between the link and the upper member and an in-use configuration wherein the side wall is extended and the second end of the link is releasably attached to the lower member such that the upper and lower members are releasably retained in a spaced apart configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Saba Kuli Khan
  • Patent number: 11420667
    Abstract: The cart pocket is a recess or pocket for installation at the front of a shopping cart or trolley. The cart pocket retains the end of one or more long objects, preventing the long objects from sliding through the wire frame of the shopping cart. The cart pocket is preferably built into the cart during initial construction but can be installed by removing a section of the wire or plastic frame of the cart, this section replaced with the cart pocket. This installation is ideal because the wire mesh is removed, simplifying access to the recess. Placing the recess outside the basket avoids interference with the contents of the basket. Alternatively, the cart pocket may be installed without removing a section of wire frame, the pocket placed either inside or outside of the basket of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel Brunnig, Matthew Brunnig
  • Patent number: 11401100
    Abstract: A container for containing a fluid. The container includes a sidewall construct that includes an inner sidewall extending at least partially around an interior of the container and having an inner lower edge, and an outer sleeve attached to the inner sidewall, the outer sleeve has an outer lower edge that is spaced below the inner lower edge. The container also includes a closed bottom defining a bottom of the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: James Vogt, Jozef Milewski, Mark Baldwin, Kyle Baird
  • Patent number: 11375748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage container assembly configured to prevent child tampering with contents therein. The storage container assembly includes a base container and a lid, rotationally joined to the base container. The present invention relates to an improved storage container assembly creating a reusable storage container, a rigid storage container, a non-flammable storage container and a storage container having an airtight seal between the base container and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Arkady Grigoryan
  • Patent number: 11358751
    Abstract: A container system or apparatus is provided which includes a main container having a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls integrally connected to the bottom wall, the bottom wall and sidewalls having an interior face defining a first interior holding area, a sub-container having a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls integrally connected to the bottom wall, the bottom wall of the sub-container and the sidewalls of the sub-container having an interior face defining a second interior holding area, and a lid formed to removably mate with a top portion of the sub-container to enclose the second interior holding area, the lid and the sub-container forming a structure formed to removably mate with a top portion of the main container to enclose the first interior holding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Dean Rosenblum, Joshua Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 11291760
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. The devices are capable of generating a substantially constant reduced pressure with low tolerance for pressure fluctuations. Also disclosed herein are reduced pressure therapy systems that comprise an alarm system to detect the depleted state of the suction device and provide an alert to the patient and/or practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Hu, Thomas Yorkey, Evan Anderson, Kenneth Wu, Tony Coxum
  • Patent number: 11237151
    Abstract: Interchangeable inserts are provided for a storage container configured to receive a plurality of vertically oriented items, where the inserts include a body having a base, an upper surface having an upper opening, and an upstanding tubular sidewall extending between the base and the upper surface. The base and the tubular sidewall together define an interior space of the insert. The tubular sidewall has an inner surface and an outer surface, where a pair of resilient securing tabs extend laterally from the outer surface of the tubular sidewall. The securing tabs frictionally engage the storage container for releasably coupling the insert to the storage container. Further, the insert has a first vent opening extending through the tubular sidewall through which air can enter the interior space of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Abner Joseph, Mark Offenbacher
  • Patent number: 11206965
    Abstract: An adjustable rack suitable for storing lids or other items vertically includes a base platform in two sections telescopically attached to one another and having pluralities of slots formed in sidewalls of the base sections. A plurality of dividers are selectively attached to the rack at any of the plurality of slots. A lock allows the base sections to be secured in a selected position which is either extended or collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: YouCopia Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Greenwood
  • Patent number: 11191332
    Abstract: Folding piece of luggage includes parallel first and second rigid panels; third and fourth rigid panels each mounted on and articulated to one of the first and second panels between a deployed position and a retracted position in which the third or fourth panel extends parallel to first and second panels; third and fourth panels defining with the first and second panels a rigid frame when third and fourth panels are in their deployed position; fifth and sixth panels each connects the first and second panels and define with the other panels an internal storage space of parallelepipedal shape; fifth and sixth panels being deformable in a direction x perpendicular to the first and second panels between an unfolded position and a folded position so that, when third and fourth panels are in their retracted position, first and second panels are able to move relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Zemiro
  • Patent number: 11186408
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for a product includes a tray for holding the product, a sleeve for slidably receiving the tray, and a hanger insertable into a slot in the sleeve. The hanger includes a spring arm configured to exert a spring force between an inside surface of the sleeve and the tray when the tray is in the sleeve to increase a force required to remove the tray from the sleeve. The hanger also provides a hang point for the packaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Giannasi, James V. Eyerman, Timothy J. Lancaster
  • Patent number: 11161459
    Abstract: A seat tray for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The tray holds items and prevents items from falling off the seat. The tray may include a bottom and sidewalls creating a holding area. In one version, the tray be adjustable in length and/or width. The tray may be secured to the seat with an extended tail-end at the bottom configured to slide under the seat between the cushions. In some variations, the tail-end may include a wrinkle-like ridge to prevent items from sliding under the seat. The tray may be used to hold various items needed by a driver who often drives over long distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Clem Tucker
  • Patent number: 11143433
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drain pan configured to receive liquid condensate from a horizontal evaporator coil above the drain pan and a drain pan extension coupled to the drain pan. A pin on the front and rear sides of the drain pan extension is fitted and movable within a corresponding notch in the front and rear sides of the drain pan. The drain pan extension is securably configurable in a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the drain pan extension extends above the drain pan at a first predefined angle relative to the drain pan. In the second configuration, at least a portion of the drain pan extension extends beyond the left pan side of the drain pan at a predefined angle, which may be selected for improved capture of liquid condensate from the horizontal evaporator coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Distributor Products LLC
    Inventors: John Bauer, Michael Denley
  • Patent number: 11008137
    Abstract: An adjustable container for foods or beverages. The adjustable container includes an assembly that can be adjusted, both vertically and horizontally, to hold any of a range of different sizes, shapes, or amounts of foods or beverages. The assembly of the adjustable container can be incorporated into a pot, a pan, a bowl, a cup, a plate, or another container, for selectively controlling an area or a volume of the container. The adjustable container includes a small form factor that can be easily transported and stored in a limited space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Ethan Robert Serlin
  • Patent number: 10925422
    Abstract: Systems are provided for storing and serving a food product. The systems can include a base portion, a top portion, and a mechanism for raising and lowering the food product relative to the base portion, and are configured to prevent spillage and/or leakage of any portion of the food product during storage and consumption of the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Rubens A. Amisial
  • Patent number: 10858172
    Abstract: The invention discloses an airtight thermal insulation package with physical sucker structure at the convex edge of the opening thereof, comprising a package body and a side flip cover connected with it; the body upper adopts convex-edge structure, the body and cover comprise thermal insulation inner and connecting outer layers; the structure upper has sucker rubber ribbon connected with cover; the body has a placing tray guided by the guide block; between the block and tray is an elastic piece providing stretching force for block; the connecting end of body and cover is a snap groove, the cover has a snap block fitting the groove; the outer side of body and cover is a connecting piece for closing them; the tray upper has a concave groove, hinged with two handles. It has following advantages: good sealing, long service life, no food sprinkling, and good thermal insulation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huian Huicheng Handbag Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiujing Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10843890
    Abstract: A tray device includes a first tray including a first surface and an abutting portion, and a second tray including a second surface and an abutted portion. The second tray is configured to move with respect to the first tray. The abutting portion includes two abutting surfaces located obliquely with respect to an extending direction of the first surface. The abutted portion includes two abutted surfaces located obliquely with respect to an extending direction of the second surface. A difference between an angle formed by each of the two abutting surfaces and the extending direction of the first surface and an angle formed by each of the two abutted surfaces and the extending direction of the second surface is set larger than a maximum angular difference between the extending direction of the first surface and a movement direction in which the second tray moves with respect to the first tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiki Yamada, Masaya Takamori
  • Patent number: 10836515
    Abstract: An inflatable pressure structure includes an airtight flexible membrane having collapsed and inflated configurations. The inflatable pressure structure includes an elongated pressure-assisted seal that is configured to selectively seal an opening in the airtight flexible membrane. The pressure-assisted seal includes first and second seal components that sealingly engage one another and prevent escape of gas from inside the airtight flexible membrane. The airtight flexible membrane, when inflated, generates a force transverse to the pressure-assisted seal tending to pull the first and second seal components apart. Pressurized gas inside the airtight flexible membrane causes the first and second seal components to more securely engage one another whereby a force transverse to the pressure-assisted seal does not disengage the first and second seal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINSTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: William R. Doggett, Timothy S. Roach, Jerry E. Warren, Judith J. Watson, Thomas C. Jones, Richard K Bird, Vincenzo M. Le Boffe, William M. Langford, Lana P. Hicks-Olson, Samuel James, Clarence E. Stanfield, Alberto Makino, Bryan C. Yount, Khadijah I. Shariff, Molly M. Selig, Douglas A. Litteken, Winfred S. Kenner, David F. Moore, Danny J. Lovaglio, Laura A. Leybold, Earl T. Hall, James E. Phelps, Arlon B. Sullivan, Fred M. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10701967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage container assembly configured to prevent child tampering with contents therein. The storage container assembly includes a base container and a lid, rotationally joined to the base container. The present invention relates to an improved storage container assembly creating a reusable storage container, a rigid storage container, a non-flammable storage container and a storage container having an airtight seal between the base container and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Arkady Grigoryan
  • Patent number: 10669067
    Abstract: A cosmetic and toiletry organization apparatus is disclosed, comprising one or more telescopic columns configured with a base column for movement of an uppermost of the telescopic columns between a storage configuration of the apparatus, in which the telescopic columns are nested within the base column, and an extended configuration, in which the at least one of the telescopic columns extends at least partly out of the base column. The uppermost telescopic column may include a plurality of openings that accommodate one or more telescopic storage members for telescopic movement within the openings such that in the extended configuration, the telescopic storage members move downward within the openings, thereby providing storage cavities, which, in the extended configuration of the apparatus, have a depth that is more than a height of the apparatus in the storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Romance Coach On the Go, LLC
    Inventor: Camille Joyce Paterson
  • Patent number: 10638738
    Abstract: A fishing rod scabbard has a plurality of segments connected in an end-to-end manner to achieve a desired length from a wide variety of scabbard length possibilities. Each segment has a similar cross-sectional geometry and a bumper connector that enables end-to-end engagement between adjacent segments. A sleeved, tubular ramped passageway in longitudinal axial alignment with the tubular passageways of adjacent segments allows safe storage and transport of a fishing rod having a reel, bait, hook, and tackle on the pole. When not in use, the segments telescope together and nest within each other in a proximal end assembly between the proximal end and the distal end. Each bumper connector provides an assembly to secure adjacent segments together and to hold the segments in place when the scabbard is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Mark O. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10591117
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first housing portion having a first knockout, a second housing portion having a second knockout, first and second apertures formed in one of the first and second housing portions, and at least one protrusion formed in the other of the first and second housing portions. The first housing portion and the second housing portion are selectively connectable to one another in a first configuration by the at least one protrusion received within the first aperture, and a second configuration by the at least one protrusion received within the second aperture. An upper surface of the first housing portion and a lower surface of the second housing portion are spaced apart by a first distance in the first configuration with the knockouts forming a first shape, and by a second distance in the second configuration with the knockouts forming a second shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony Sinphay
  • Patent number: 10470551
    Abstract: A telescopic lipstick case for accommodating a lipstick includes a base, an inner body and an inner base. The inner body is fixed in the base. The inner base is cylindrically fitted in the inner body, wherein the inner base is axially movable with respect to the inner body between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LIBO COSMETICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsiao-Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10408522
    Abstract: Collapsible indoor and outdoor containers having a collapsible wall section with shape-retaining characteristics are disclosed. In particular, collapsible coolers, fish bins, and wheeled vertical bins are provided. The collapsible wall section may include foldable tiers of a flexible material, each tier having at least one stable, relatively expanded position and at least one stable, relatively collapsed position; and an intervening, non-folding tier composed of a different, relatively stiff or rigid material. The coolers, fish bins, and wheeled vertical bins are each advantageously provided with a collapsible insert container that nests within and collapses together with a shell of the respective container, the respective wall folds of the shell and insert meshing together to result in a combined collapsed vertical dimension as small or nearly as small as that of the collapsed shell alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Sam Tung Tsui
  • Patent number: 10399729
    Abstract: A rollable heat preservation cup, comprising a cup cover, a fixing ring, a bottleneck, and a two-layered cup body which further comprises an inner-layer cup body and an outer-layer cup body, wherein the two-layered cup body is a rollable and soft cup body, wherein a heat-preserving material layer is disposed between the inner-layer cup body and the outer-layer cup body, wherein a fixing ring is disposed between the bottleneck and the cup body, wherein the upper end part of the two-layered cup body is firmly embedded into an inner space formed by the fixing ring and the bottleneck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Pandian Peng
  • Patent number: 10362883
    Abstract: A unitary and continuous linear apparatus having dual fastening means for providing hands-free transporting of a cover to a destination having a seating or resting device. The apparatus is also adaptable to be removably mounted on the seating or resting device for securing the cover from being displaced. The continuous liner apparatus is of modular design and can be adapted for providing a securing pad having the advantages of being easily stored, easily clean, and containing storage for personal items. Moreover, the modularity also provides for disassemble for cleaning and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Leann L Bellini