Circular Work Engageable Patents (Class 24/339)
  • Patent number: 11969270
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of medical instrument storage. More specifically, the present invention relates to a medical instrument storage device that is comprised of a frame, a main clamp attached to the frame, and at least one instrument clamp also attached to the frame. The frame of the device is generally rectangular and the device is sturdy and sterile such that the device can attach to an operating table to be used in a surgical operating room. Further, the device is comprised of at least one instrument clamp that may store medical instruments or the wires of medical instruments that are to be used during the medical procedure. In this manner, the device can be applied to any medical procedure such that necessary medical instruments may be within an easily accessible range for the surgeon or another member of the surgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Lori Millward
  • Patent number: 11957865
    Abstract: A device for clamping and holding medical hose lines includes a hose clamp with two clamping legs on opposite sides of a passage. The passage is configured to receive a first hose portion. The clamping legs are movable between a clamping position, in which the clamping legs constrict the passage and clamp the first hose portion, and a release position in which the constriction is eliminated. The device also includes a holding clip connected to the hose clamp. The holding clip has two arms arranged opposite one another bordering a recess. The recess is configured to receive at least one second hose portion to be held between the arms. The arms are movable relative to one another between an open position, in which the arms expose a slot opening radially into the recess, and a holding position in which the slot is closed or at least constricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Braun Avitum AG
    Inventor: Kai-Uwe Ritter
  • Patent number: 11958669
    Abstract: A strap assembly for cable and cord management in sterile environments is provided. The assembly includes a strap and a fastener. The fastener and relatively flat strap are characterized by a minimum of bacteria harboring surface features, and are made from easily sanitizable materials. The strap is discretely adjustable lengthwise via a plurality of apertures formed therein. A first group of apertures are used to attach to the cord and a second group of apertures allows for positioning the strap about a cord bundle, the fastener interacting with said apertures to secure the strap to the bundle. Necessary surface features on the strap such as indicia are limited to a predetermined height to ensure that a single pass with a sanitizing wipe can effect bacterial and viral decontamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: John Joseph
  • Patent number: 11883613
    Abstract: A suction catheter clamp is provided for supporting a suction catheter on a structure in an operating room, such as an IV pole or a bed frame. The clamp includes a pair of legs terminating at one end in opposing jaws and defining an opening between the jaws. The legs are pivotably connected to each other so that the opposing jaws can move apart to enlarge the opening to receive the structure and are biased towards each other to engage and clamp onto the structure. A resilient clip is defined on one leg of the pair of legs that is configured to receive and clamp a suction catheter between the resilient clip and a surface of the one leg. The clamp also includes a retainer defined on the other leg of the pair of legs that is configured to receive and crimp a tube that is to be connected to the suction catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Johnathan Martin
  • Patent number: 11876363
    Abstract: A unitary molded audio/video cable holder is disclosed that is easily linked to similar cable holders using ends that cooperate in a male/female relationship. Each cable holder comprises rows of recesses that each hold a cable and include retention structures to releasably hold the cables in their respective recess. The holders further may include windows adjacent the recesses to receive a zip tie to keep the cables in the holder where the cables care moved, twisted, or otherwise subjected to forces that would otherwise pull the cables from the holder. The capability of the holders of the present invention to interlock and expand allows the invention to hold an unlimited number of cables easily and safely. Fastener bores facilitate the holders being mounted to a wall or other flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Eric Wilfred Moore
  • Patent number: 11859743
    Abstract: A system for spacing and fastening tubular structures, and a related method. The system includes a spacer element configured to engage a plurality of tubular structures, to spatially separate the plurality of tubular structures from one another, and to distribute stress in the plurality of tubular structures. The system further includes a fastening element configured to extend around at least a portion of an outer surface of the plurality of tubular structures, and to fasten the plurality of tubular structures to the spacer element in an adaptively spaced configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Naleen Kumar Verma, Mario Alberto Bolaños Jimenez, Arun Ramachandra, Jeffrey P. Darnell, Michael E. Sandy, José Torre
  • Patent number: 11845176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for mounting a tool on a hand of a user, the device comprises a receiving part for attachment of a tool and at least one mounting member for mounting the device on one or more fingers of the hand of the user, such as two neighbouring fingers, wherein the receiving part is fixed to the mounting member, and the receiving part comprises at least one clamp for clamping a tool to the device, wherein the clamp has a closed position (h2) and an open position (h1) and wherein the clamp is configured to be operable by one or more of the fingers of the same hand the device is mounted on. The invention further relates to a method of mounting a tool in the device, and to the use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Kataz ApS
    Inventor: Dennis Søderstrøm
  • Patent number: 11826668
    Abstract: A building model connector is disclosed comprising a central body, an arm extending outwardly from the central body, the arm including a first arm portion, and a second arm portion, and first and second gripping teeth formed at the distal end of the first arm portion and the second arm portion, respectively, on the inner surface thereof. The first and second gripping teeth are configured to removably connect to a form such as a building panel. Corresponding systems and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: 3DUXDESIGN LLC
    Inventors: Ayana M Klein, Ethan A Klein, Marci S Klein, David S Klein
  • Patent number: 11830703
    Abstract: An ion implantation method includes irradiating a wafer having a first temperature with a first ion beam such that a predetermined channeling condition is satisfied and irradiating the wafer having a second temperature different from the first temperature with a second ion beam such that the predetermined channeling condition is satisfied, after the irradiation of the first ion beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES ION TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Kawasaki, Haruka Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11817686
    Abstract: A wire-mounting device is provided for securing a portion of at least one wire to a piece of glass. The device includes a wire-engaging portion and a positioning portion extending from the wire-engaging portion. The positioning portion is structured to contact an edge of the piece of glass to position the wire-engaging portion at a predetermined distance from the edge of the piece of glass. An overmold is applied along the edge of the glass to encapsulate the wire-mounting device and the attached wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: AISIN Technical Center of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Wells, Mike Mixon
  • Patent number: 11772849
    Abstract: A container or pouch made entirely from an elastomer includes a body having a front wall and a rear wall that is connected to the front wall along a peripheral edge, and a closure system that includes a front side having a front sealing profile that includes a male closure element, and a rear side having a rear sealing profile that includes a female closure element and defining a cavity, wherein a centerline extends through the cavity. The rear side includes an inner portion that includes the entire cavity and an outer portion. A thickness of the thickened region measured in a direction parallel to the centerline is less than 35% of a total thickness of the closure system in a closed configuration measured in a direction parallel to the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey M. DeCarlo, Jeramy M Dubay, Brian Dais, Therdsak Chalermwattananon, Jose Porchia
  • Patent number: 11746949
    Abstract: A headphone holder device that can attach to a microphone stand allowing a performer to remove his or her headphone and place it on the J shaped hook of the headphone holder device when needed and quickly retrieve the headphone and put it on his or her head as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: William Kairy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11705703
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly for securement of elongate items, such as wires, cables, or other bundles items to a support structure. The mounting bracket assembly may include a clamp member defining a first clamp member and a second clamp member joined to the first clamp member by a hinge mechanism. The mounting bracket assembly may also include a locking mechanism, a wedge-shaped pawl having a plurality of teeth disposed within the slotted opening, and a mounting member defining a mounting aperture configured to receive an attachment feature therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Michael Toll, Gerard G. Geiger, Christopher J. Rohde, Jonathan Zick, Walter P. Trautfield
  • Patent number: 11679171
    Abstract: A disinfecting apparatus includes a pipe configured to allow disinfecting light to penetrate therein to disinfect powder, liquid, or other substances. In some examples, the pipe has a window with a disinfecting light coupled to the exterior of the pipe and positioned to shine disinfecting light through the window so as to expose the substances passing therethrough. Because the disinfecting light is external to the pipe, repair and replacement of the disinfecting light is quickly and easily performed. Additionally, the disinfecting light may be retrofitted to current pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Steribin, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Provost, Jonathan M. Cole, Jeffrey Mel Glauser
  • Patent number: 11673725
    Abstract: A carton divider, including at least some of an elongate body; one or more adjacent semicylindrical portions, each including a sidewall that extends between opposing terminating sidewall ends to a vertex; an intermediate recurve portion that joins the terminating sidewall ends of adjacent semicylindrical portions; a first outer recurve portion extending along the terminating sidewall end of an outermost one of the semicylindrical portions; a second outer recurve portion extending along the terminating sidewall end of one other outermost one of the semicylindrical portions; at least one semicylinder slot, wherein portions of the first outer recurve portion, the second outer recurve portion, and the intermediate recurve portions proximate the semicylinder slot form recurve hinge portions; and at least one sidewall slot, wherein portions of each of the sidewalls proximate each the vertex forms a sidewall hinge portion. The carton divider can be folded to provide substantially cylindrical cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: RATIONAL PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: Samuel C. Voorhees
  • Patent number: 11644052
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes a fastener body, a locator cap, and a seal. The fastener body can include a first wing and a second wing that extend from a stem. The first wing can define a first wing tip and the second wing can define a second wing tip. The locator cap can include a top flange and a base. The top flange can define an opening to an interior of the base. A first slot can be formed in the base and can be dimensioned to receive the first wing. A second slot can be formed in the base opposite the first slot and can be dimensioned to receive the second wing. The seal can be in contact with the top flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark O. Lepper
  • Patent number: 11608122
    Abstract: A mounting system for clips on a vehicle body panel includes a first portion having a first mounting surface and a first through-opening in the first mounting surface being configured to receive a first clip; and a second portion having a second mounting surface and a second through-opening in the second mounting surface being configured to receive a second clip. The first mounting surface is orthogonal to the second mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael M. Enciso
  • Patent number: 11572834
    Abstract: Gas turbine engine including a nacelle and an engine core within the nacelle. The engine core defines a principal rotational axis along its length. The engine core and nacelle define a bypass passage therebetween. The gas turbine engine further includes a cooling system including a cooling duct, which duct defines an inlet for receiving bypass air from the bypass passage at an upstream location and an outlet for discharging the bypass air at a downstream location. The cooling duct extends, relative to the principal axis, axially and circumferentially around a section of the engine core. The cooling duct comprises: first portion that extends at least axially relative to the principal rotational axis; second portion downstream of the first portion that extends circumferentially around the engine core relative to the principal rotational axis; and third portion downstream of second portion that extends at least axially relative to the principal rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Manuel Diaz Brito
  • Patent number: 11541789
    Abstract: In one example, a vehicle seat includes a non-woven and a J-clip, wherein the non-woven is secured to the J-clip to define a single component. The vehicle seat includes a trim cover attached to the non-woven, and the J-clip is attached to a cushion frame to attach the trim cover to the cushion frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Emily Robinson, Michael Kuranc, Anup Viswanathan, Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 11500227
    Abstract: A modular audio system which includes an acoustic module configured to be removably engaged with a head-worn peripheral device. In some examples, the head-worn peripheral device is a pair of eyeglass frames and the acoustic module is configured to removably secure to a socket arranged on the inside face of the temples of the eyeglasses. The acoustic module can slidingly, pivotably, and/or magnetically engage with the socket such that, when secured, the acoustic module is configured to generate acoustic energy in the form of audible sound proximate a user's ear while the user is wearing the head-worn peripheral device. In other examples, the temples of the head-worn peripheral device are configured to slidingly engage with a sleeve, where the sleeve includes a pocket configured to slidingly engage with the acoustic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: An Tran, Craig Curtis, Sarah Wolfe, Caitlin Hanson, Jeremy Heaston, Kyle DeCubellis, Zachary Provost, Thomas Chambers, Matthew James Storey, Bennett Alexander Nadeau
  • Patent number: 11478285
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method of arthrodesis or osteosyntheses of a first bone part and a second bone part, including the steps of positioning a first fixation zone of an implant in the first bone part and a second fixation zone of the implant in the second bone part, both the first and second zones made of shape-memory material and, prior to positioning the bone parts, are in an inner position; and while the first fixation zone is within the first bone part and the second fixation zone is within the second bone part, fixating the respective first and second fixation zones within the respective bone parts through shape-memory action at body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Patent number: 11439743
    Abstract: An accessory attachment mechanism for a wagon is provided. The mechanism has a mounting bracket, a pivot arm, and a retention mechanism. The mounting bracket is connected to the wagon and has a first opening, a second opening, and a pivot member. The pivot arm is pivotally connected to the mounting bracket at the pivot member and pivots about a plane generally parallel to a base of the wagon between a storage position and a use position. A pin extends through the pivot arm into separate openings in the mounting bracket to retain the pivot arm in the storage and use positions. The retention mechanism is provided at an end of the pivot arm and has a moveable clamp member adapted to secure an accessory thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Jason Fitzwater, Jacob Swan
  • Patent number: 11433001
    Abstract: A connector system is configured to fluidly connect a nasogastric tube assembly including a lumen and a tube to a medical device. The system includes a connector including: a fitting configured to provide a fluid-tight connection with the medical device; a neck coupled to the fitting, the neck configured to attach to the nasogastric tube assembly; and a body coupled to the neck, the body configured to provide a fluid-tight connection with the nasogastric tube assembly when at least partially inserted within the lumen; and a first tether including a first fastening region defining a first opening configured to receive the neck, a second fastening region defining a second opening configured to couple to the nasogastric tube assembly, and a link coupling the first fastening region to the second fastening region, the link configured to maintain a fixed distance separating the first fastening region from the second fastening region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventor: Wayne Schuessler
  • Patent number: 11400387
    Abstract: A method of forming a dollhouse assembly comprising obtaining a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a bottom wall. Each of the first and second sidewall and the bottom wall include a top end, a bottom end, a front end, a rear end, a first panel and a second panel superimposed on the first panel and extending between the top end and the bottom end. The first panel and the second panel of each of the first and second sidewall and the bottom wall cooperate to define a sheet receiving space. The method includes connecting the top end of the first sidewall to the top end of the second sidewall; connecting the bottom end of the second sidewall to the right end of the bottom sidewall; and connecting the bottom end of the first sidewall to the left end of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Fickle, LLC
    Inventor: Kendall Burleson
  • Patent number: 11374532
    Abstract: Wire or cable holder assemblies employed in a solar power system are disclosed. In some embodiments, an assembly could include a cap and a base configured with channels. When the cap and the base are clamped to an object (e.g., a solar module frame), enclosures defined by the channels and a surface of the solar frame module are formed to hold cables. In some embodiments, an assembly could include a plunger with at least one leg and a base that includes a receptacle for receiving the plunger and a hook for holding electrical cables. A leg include a rack having teeth adapted to fall into notches or spaces formed by complementary teeth of a pawl found in the receptacle that forms a ratchet which permits insertion of the plunger into the receptacle but not an extraction. If extraction is desired, an external force may be applied to release the pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sunrun South LLC
    Inventors: Greg McPheeters, Emily Figurski, Ezekiel Ferguson, Marty Affentranger
  • Patent number: 11229352
    Abstract: An instrument insertion assisting tool includes a wire attaching member, a guide piece, and a first engaging member. The wire attaching member is configured to be attached to a manipulator of an endoscope at a position adjacent to a forceps plug and offset from a seal hole of the forceps plug. The forceps plug is attached to a forceps port of the manipulator and has the seal hole through which a wire is inserted. The guide piece projects from the wire attaching member. The guide piece is configured to direct the wire so that a first portion of the wire is directed along a central axis of the seal hole. The first engaging member projects from the wire attaching member. The first engaging member is configured to direct the wire so that a second portion of the wire is directed along the wire attaching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 11035395
    Abstract: A connection device for an exhaust gas turbocharger includes an essentially bent first element and an essentially bent second element. The first element has a radially extending first clamping arm in a first end region and the second element has a radially extending second clamping arm in the first end region opposite the first clamping arm. The first element is movably connected with the second element in a second end region. The first clamping arm and the second clamping arm may be movably connected by a first connecting element of the connection device. The first element comprises a first supporting portion and the second element comprises a second supporting portion between the two end regions. A stiffening element is formed in a transition region between the clamping arm and the supporting portion for increasing the strength of the connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: IHI Charging Systems International GmbH
    Inventors: Farhad Haddadian, Klaus Sperling
  • Patent number: 11027057
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) tube organization apparatus includes at least one identification placard configured to couple to an IV tube. The identification placard includes a first tube capture portion configured to couple the identification placard to the IV tube, and a data portion to receive and display information regarding the IV tube. The IV tube organization apparatus also includes at least one arrangement clip configured to couple to the IV tube. The IV tube organization apparatus also includes a distinguishing characteristic to differentiate the apparatus from another apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Crimson Medical Solutions
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bone, Tyler L. D. Sager, Tanner J. Stahl, Mitchell P. Weholt
  • Patent number: 10898677
    Abstract: A guidewire retention assembly is disclosed. The assembly may include a body member extending between a first end and a second end and defining a retention lumen, a connector defining a connector lumen, a vent, and a continuous outside surface, the vent comprising an opening extending radially from the connector lumen, and the connector releasably coupleable to the first end of the body member and the second end of the body member, such that the connector releasably couples the first end of the body member to the second end of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Newbold, Neil Peterson, Jason Reber, Keith Denney
  • Patent number: 10888690
    Abstract: A clip for attaching a flexible cable or tube to clothing. The clip comprises a body and a clasp for attaching the body of the clip to clothing. The body comprises at least one receiving formation in the form of a resiliently deformable channel for receiving a flexible cable or tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Conor Mulrooney
  • Patent number: 10729314
    Abstract: A holding mechanism includes a first guide portion which contacts and guides part of a guide member in a state where the guide member exposed from an insertion opening portion of the insertion device is bent, and a second guide portion which permits passage of the part of the guide member which has been guided by the first guide portion. The holding mechanism also includes a regulating/fixing portion which is arranged parallel to a flat face where an insertion opening portion is provided, which is continuous with the second guide portion, and which positions and fixes the part such that the guide member including the part having passed the second guide portion maintains a bent state with respect to the insertion opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Kudo
  • Patent number: 10555593
    Abstract: A lip applicator carrier system includes a carrier that has a housing, a plurality of reservoirs that receive lip balm or another lip applicator, and a clip to attach the carrier to a vehicle visor. The reservoirs may be c-shaped with an open bottom to allow placement of the lip balm via a press fit/snap fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Russell Randall Haeuser
  • Patent number: 10549075
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus including a body having an open end and a closed end; a first channel and a second channel within the body, the first and second channels sharing a sidewall and the first channel defining the open end; and a wire disposed within the first and second channels. This disclosure also discloses a dispensing apparatus including a body having an open end and a closed end and a first layer and a second layer; a first channel and a second channel within the first layer and a third channel and a fourth channel within the second layer, the first channel defining the open end; a transitional segment providing fluid communication between the first and second layers; and a wire disposed within the first, second, third, and fourth channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: M MICRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Murphy
  • Patent number: 10544814
    Abstract: A device including a first clip portion including a bottom section having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a first leg section extending from the first end of the bottom section, a second leg section extending from the second end of the bottom section, and a pole adaptor attachment portion; an arm projecting away from the first leg section; and a light string attachment portion located on the first leg section, the light string attachment portion including a substantially C-shaped clip defined by the arm, the first leg section, and the pole adaptor attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dyno Seasonal Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Tsui Chi Man
  • Patent number: 10499687
    Abstract: A lighter holder attachment accessory for a water pipe includes an attachment component in the form of an elongated elastic strap of a rectangular configuration and adapted to snugly fit around and thereby securely attach to any diameter size of a tubular stem of the water pipe. The accessory also includes a holder component in the form of a continuous tubular sidewall being closed at a bottom end and open at a top end so as to form an interior compartment for receiving a pocket lighter therein. The holder component also includes an exterior attachment strip on the tubular sidewall such that with the pocket lighter received therein is detachably attachable to the elongated strap of the attachment component and may be temporarily detached therefrom so as to enable the lighter to be used without being removed from the interior compartment of the holder component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron M. Cook
  • Patent number: 10404004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrical cords and more specifically to electric cord connectors for various uses, including holiday lighting, that allows Christmas light strings to be installed with either end of the cord connectors at the power source. A connector can include a receiving port for a corresponding connector. Both male and female connectors of the present invention, can be manufactured on the electric cords or can include individual replacement type connectors or adaptable replacement connectors. Cords with just a first and second female connector are coupled together and the aligned contact slots are linked with a linking male fitting. An adapter cord powers up the these cords with an activating male fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Cosimio Fuda
  • Patent number: 10357200
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AccuVein, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Wood, Ron Goldman, Stephen P Conlon, Vincent Luciano
  • Patent number: 10361544
    Abstract: A cable holder for holding a cable along an at least substantially cylindrical bearing structure, the cable holder including a fastening ring (10) which comprises an axially extending gap (11) for laterally fitting it onto the bearing structure (2) and which can be elastically spread in order to widen the gap (11); and a holding bracket (20) which projects radially from the outside of the fastening ring (10) and extends in a first circumferential direction and forms a cable accommodation (21) for the cable (5) and comprises a free bracket end (24) at which the cable (5) can be inserted into the cable accommodation (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HSK-SCHULTE GMBH
    Inventor: Steffen Schulte
  • Patent number: 10273991
    Abstract: A mounting clip may be provided that is configured to be secured to a stiffener and provide attachment of external components to the stiffener. In one example, the mounting clip includes a frame with a base and legs. Opposing engagement members extend from the legs. The opposing engagement members each include a pair of deformable flexures and a pad, which engages a surface of the stiffener. The stiffener may be inserted into a channel defined by engagement members and translated upwards, thus, translating the pads upward and inward. Subsequently, the pads and deformable flexures provide a compressive clamping stress on the stiffener and therefore permanently secure the mounting clip to the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Christopher W. Fay
  • Patent number: 10136899
    Abstract: A clamp for use in a clamping and cutting device comprising a first leg (10), second leg (14) and third leg (22) which together form a cavity capable of receiving an object to be clamped when open, wherein the second leg (14) has a recessed section (20) such that the third leg (22) fits into the recessed section (20) when the clamp is closed, and a clamping and cutting device for clamping and cutting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PRICE INVENA APS
    Inventors: Knud Lykke Jensen, Peter Sølbeck
  • Patent number: 10018286
    Abstract: A guiding or holding device has a U-shaped or C-shaped receiving element (1, 1/1, 1/2) for receiving a pipe, flexible tube or a cable. The receiving element (1, 1/1, 1/2) has a coupling section (3, 3/1, 3/2) for detachable coupling with other components. The coupling section (3, 3/1, 3/2) is arranged in a circumferential area of the receiving element (1, 1/1, 1/2) and has an outer mounting surface (4, 4/1, 4/2), in the area of which coupling elements (20, 21, 20/1, 21/1, 20/2, 21/2, 24, 24/1, 24/2) projecting over the mounting surface (4, 4/1, 4/2) as well as protruding into the mounting surface are arranged. With the coupling elements (20, 21, 20/1, 21/1, 20/2, 21/2, 24, 24/1, 24/2), the receiving element (1, 1/1, 1/2) can be coupled as desired with another receiving element (1, 1/1 or 1/2), with a holding element (60) or with a connection element (40, 50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FKB GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Langenbacher
  • Patent number: 10005443
    Abstract: Generally described, aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to an apparatus for anchoring a line, such as a line anchor suitable for use with the brake line of a vehicle. The brake line anchor includes a line coupling member to secure the brake line to the brake line anchor, and a mounting member for mounting the brake line anchor to the vehicle. The brake line anchor has a deflection control portion positioned intermediately along the length. The deflection control portion has a necked-down cross-sectional area such that the brake line anchor is configured to provide independent selection of the stiffness in each direction of bending and in axial compression/extension of the line coupling member such that the brake line anchor can be tailored to the mounting location and system in which the brake line anchor is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TERAFLEX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Bryce Aaron Calvin
  • Patent number: 9980612
    Abstract: A device for suspending a cooking thermometer includes a cooking vessel interface having a cooking vessel attachment, a thermometer receiver, and an extension member. The device for suspending a cooking thermometer is useful for placing a cooking thermometer within a cooking vessel at a distance away from the outer walls of the cooking vessel such that the thermal effects of the heat from the outer walls of the cooking vessel are reduced to provide a more accurate temperature reading for the contents of the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly Neumann, Lynn Wilson
  • Patent number: 9901513
    Abstract: A reduced-dissolved-oxygen-content drug solution produced by filling and sealing the drug solution in a drug solution container (15) formed of a plastic material having an oxygen permeability of not lower than 200 cm3/m2·24 h·atm at 25° C. at 60% RH within 12 hours after a steam sterilization process or a hot water sterilization process and having a steady-state oxygen permeability of not higher than 100 cm3/m2·24 h·atm at 25° C. at 60% RH, subjecting the drug solution container to the steam sterilization process or the hot water sterilization process, and storing the drug solution container in an environment having deoxidization means for reducing the dissolved oxygen concentration of the drug solution to not higher than 2 ppm when the oxygen permeability of the plastic material reaches the steady-state level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Sumiyoshi, Isamu Tateishi, Hitoshi Mori, Yasushi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9830811
    Abstract: A readily replaceable accessible pedestrian signal station is described including a bottom base plate and a sacrificial base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tip Indications LLC
    Inventors: Doug Bischoff, Blake D. Redfield
  • Patent number: 9816540
    Abstract: A clip for removably and releasably securing an item onto a structure may include a singular, elongated body with an interior portion forming a cavity on the bottom end of the elongated body. The cavity may be sized and shaped to receive an edge of the structure for removably securing the clip to the structure. The clip may include a pushing surface sized and shaped for a user to removably secure the clip on the edge of the structure. The clip may also include a first set of two or more tabs disposed along the side portions of the elongated body and projected out at an acute angle, the first set of two or more tabs sized and shaped to provide a gripping surface on the side portions of the elongated body for the user to pull the clip off of the edge of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jennifer Smullen
  • Patent number: 9800028
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a gripping cable hanger assembly system for the solar, mining, and electrical industry. The gripping cable hanger is comprised of a support wire gripping mechanism, cable carrier supports/receptacles, data carrier wire capability, space between said wire carriers with said wire comprising a shape retention material that may have a high dielectric, UV resistant coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: Allen Garrett Smith, Frank Edward Hodge, David James Prasko, Timothy Joseph Wedding
  • Patent number: 9744332
    Abstract: A medical tube having improved lubricity is disclosed. The medical tube is produced by extruding a polymer material blended with a lubricity enhancing additive through a resilient die. The polymer material can be medical-grade high-density polyethylene, and the lubricity enhancing additive can be a silicone-based or alloy-based material. The medical tube can include one or more internal elongated protuberances so as to reduce the internal surface area of the medical tube available to generate friction on a guide wire inserted or withdrawn through the medical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CONTECH MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Byrnes, Christopher M. Byrnes, Frank E. Barrett
  • Patent number: 9722405
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a locking cable hanger assembly system for the solar, mining, and electrical industry. The locking cable hanger assembly is comprised of a new wire locking mechanism, new multiple cable carrier saddles on one hanger, data carrier wire capability, and optional high dielectric, UV coated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: Allen Garrett Smith, Frank Edward Hodge, David James Prasko, Timothy Joseph Wedding
  • Patent number: RE49170
    Abstract: This invention has to do with a locking cable hanger assembly system for the solar, mining, and electrical industry. The locking cable hanger assembly is comprised of a new wire locking mechanism, new multiple cable carrier saddles on one hanger, data carrier wire capability, and optional high dielectric, UV coated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Inventors: Allen Garrett Smith, Frank Edward Hodge, David James Prasko, Timothy Joseph Wedding