Allows Relocation Of Portion Patents (Class 24/686)
  • Patent number: 11399879
    Abstract: A device for positioning a bone plate includes a body having a first end having a first curved portion and a second end having a second curved portion. Each curved portion terminates at an abutment. Each abutment has a first diameter and the curved portions have a second diameter less than the first diameter. The first end secures the positioning device to a bone plate and the second end secures the positioning device to a soft tissue elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Wiederkehr, Katja Stucki, Matthias Paulisch, Alex Trompeter
  • Patent number: 10813416
    Abstract: A sliding-type locking buckle comprises a casing and a locking buckle body. The casing comprises an upper casing, a lower casing, and an inner cavity. The locking buckle body comprises an upper body, a lower body, and a compression spring. The upper casing is provided with an upper sliding slot. The inner wall of the upper casing is provided with a plurality of sawteeth along the length direction of the upper sliding slot. The lower body is located in the inner cavity. The top of the upper body protrudes out of the upper sliding slot. A lateral surface of the upper body is provided with a limiting protrusion. The limiting protrusion is provided with a sawtooth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Wenlai Zhang, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 8696400
    Abstract: A shopping cart liner includes a body configured to nest in the child seat portion of a shopping cart. The body may define one or more openings positioned to enable the feet of a child seated in the shopping cart to protrude through the body, and the shopping cart liner includes a track at least partially embedded in a portion of the shopping cart liner. A clip is slidingly engaged with the track, and defines an opening for attaching an item to the shopping cart liner. An item such as a toy, teething ring, pacifier, or other item may be attached. The body may be padded, and, and may include one or more pockets. The shopping cart liner may include a seat belt for securing a child to the shopping cart liner, and may be used in combination with a pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Kristin A. Tidwell, Catherine P. McNeil, Clarice Bonzer
  • Patent number: 8458869
    Abstract: An adjustable connector is formed by, an comprises an outer housing, and an inner housing, with the inner housing being positioned inside of the outer housing. This inner housing forms a first connector wherein the inner housing is movable inside of the outer housing. There is also a complementary connector configured to connect to the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: John Giannasca
  • Patent number: 8327511
    Abstract: The fixing device for the assembly and quick release of objects includes a holding element that can be fixed to one of the objects to be held together, and a retaining device that can be fixed to another one of the objects to be held together and engage the holding element. The retaining device includes a plurality of separable parts that can be held closely together around the holding element by a disengageable pre-tensioning device. The separable parts are connected to each other by an elastically deformable mechanisms which stretch to in order to draw the parts located at a distance from each other together, while the pre-tensioning device includes a link wound around the parts in order to keep them closed on the holding element, at least one end of the link being fixed to a tensioning mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Conseil et Technique
    Inventor: Guy Valembois
  • Patent number: 8108974
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure for joining at least two pieces of material, especially layers of material (14, 20). Said closure comprises two closure elements (2, 3) which are spaced apart in some sections. The first closure element (2) is provided with at least one fastening means (7) while the second closure element (3) is fitted with an especially central gap (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: T.SP-Gilmor Ltd.
    Inventor: Michaela Graf
  • Patent number: 7963011
    Abstract: A fitting system for securing a panel to a wall frame having a first member removably secured to a second member. The first receiving member includes an outer flange with a center aperture and a ring-like member extending backwards from a bottom surface of the flange to define a receiving passageway. The flange has a plurality of apertures for securing the first member to the wall frame with the ring-like member disposed within a recess in the wall frame. The second insertion member includes an outer flange and a male insertion portion. The outer flange is used to secure the second member to the panel. The male member is adjustable making its insertion within the receiving passageway easier. Attachment clips of the second member mate with an inner ledge of the receiving passageway to lock the two members together and thus secure the panel to the wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventors: Roberto Lottini, Florenzo Bandecchi, Enrico Ciacchini
  • Patent number: 7931025
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection device for connecting a headgear having straps, a mask and a system for supplying a flow of gas to a patient. The connection device incorporates a locking member or locking portion which is configured to lock the straps in a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Eaton, Peter Chi Fai Ho, Elias G. Diacopoulos, Lance Busch
  • Patent number: 7337786
    Abstract: A hair styling device with a stretchable, relatively long body portion extending between two ends thereof having a first end clasp member and a second end clasp member each provided at a corresponding one of the opposing ends thereof capable of being at least in part positionable about at least a part of the other. The first and second end clasp members each have a passageway therethrough into which a corresponding body portion end extends with the body portion ends each having a passage blocking object thereon, and being sufficiently narrow to prevent the body end extending therethrough with a blocking object thereon from passing through that narrow part. The blocking member can be a spherical shaped solid wedging the body portion ends into a tapered sides portion of the passageway in each clasp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: LJL, Inc.
    Inventors: Lois J. Sonstegard, Roger A. King
  • Patent number: 7052223
    Abstract: A lockable key comprises a handle, a flange, a shaft, a first spring, a second spring, and two depressible balls. The handle is connected to the top of said flange, and the shaft is connected to the bottom of the flange. The shaft provides two lateral appendages, and he first spring is coiled around the shaft between the flange and the two lateral appendages. The shaft terminates in a tapered region that provides apertures through which the depressible balls depend. The second spring is mounted internal to the shaft and acts to push the depressible balls outwardly through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: William Clarence Miller
  • Patent number: 5471715
    Abstract: An adjustable fastener assembly for attaching a flexible cover sheet to an object such as a boat comprises an elongated housing provided with a slot extending along its length. Within the housing, there is positioned a slide having an extension protruding through the slot in the housing. The portion protruding through the slot carries a fastening element which engages a complementary fastener such as a ring in the cover. The slide and the housing are provided with complementary locking means permitting the slide to be locked in any desired position along the length of the housing. The slide locking means is provided with a first engaging portion capable of engaging a first portion of the housing locking means which prevents movement in only a first direction along the length of the housing and a second engaging portion capable of engaging a second portion of the housing locking means which prevents movement in only a second direction along the length of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Inventor: Elmer J. Knize
  • Patent number: 5404623
    Abstract: An adjustable waist hand fastener disclosed comprises two components, namely, a button and a plate which can be fixed to one end portion of a waist band. The plate has a slot running along it. The button passes through the slot and can be displaced along the slot. The structure is such that the button can be fixed in any one of a number of positions along the slot. The button can be positioned in two or more predetermined positions or be infinitely adjustable. The button can be a one part construction or comprise two parts. When a two part button is used, the stem of one part is pushed through the slot before the two parts are connected together. When a one part button construction is used, the button must be capable of passing through the slot when in an appropriate position of orientation. The other end portion of the waist band includes a buttonhole which the button fits. The fastener enables the length of the waist band readily to be increased or decreased by displacing the button along the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: B.A.L. International (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Leslie Smiedt
  • Patent number: 5339763
    Abstract: A fastener clip is provided for use with a boat windshield assembly which includes at least one trim piece extending along an upper edge of the glass or other transparent material, an elongated gasket secured within the trim piece and enclosing the upper edge of the glass. The fastener clip includes a pair of obliquely angled leg portions, one of which mounts a male snap fastener component, and the other of which is wedged between the glass and the gasket in such a way that the fastener clip does not engage the trim piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Nelson A. Taylor Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Erskine
  • Patent number: 5117537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clip device for being removably secured to a marginal edge portion of a sheet of flexible material, and having a sheet-engaging portion that extends forwardly from the rear portion of the device body, which sheet-engaging portion includes an integral tongue which projects forwardly from the device's rear portion and which is resiliently deflectable from the general plane of the device body, and the sheet-engaging portion further including a peripheral frame member which also extends forwardly from the device rear portion and having a front end with an inner edge that lies adjacent the front end of the undeflected tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventors: Charles L. Hunter, James L. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 4991271
    Abstract: An anchorage device including a molded anchor base piece received in an oblong hole punched into an automotive body panel and secured by mating of grooves formed in the periphery of a plug portion of the anchor base piece adjacent a flange portion positioned against the body panel portions adjacent the hole. The complementarily shaped plug portion is inserted into the hole with a seal compressed beneath the flange, and rotated to cause the edges of the body panel to enter the locking grooves, forming a fluid tight seal to the body panel. The base is formed with a keying bore or other anchoring feature to which a mating fitting may be readily secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Tip Engineering Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bauer, Anthony J. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 4953817
    Abstract: A hanger, particularly adapted to connect or attach items to a chain link fence, includes a central hub portion which is preferably spherically shaped and three arms which extend outwardly therefrom. Two of the arms extend to the sides and are bent rearwardly terminating in ball-shaped cams. The third arm extends upwardly and has its free end bent forwardly and also terminating in a ball. The hanger is attached to a fence by feeding the end of the third leg under one of the diagonally extending fence wires and then snapping the balls at the ends of the other two arms around the outer edges of the two spaced apart fence wires that are perpendicular to the first wire. With the hanger in place, a variety of different articles can be suspended from a hook or other type of support mounted on the central hub portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Peter Mosteller
  • Patent number: 4669153
    Abstract: A device for fitting fixings to the upper of a ski-boot comprises a plate-shaped base fixed to a respective fitting, and a plate-shaped counterbase which is essentially snap-engaged with the plate-shaped base from within the upper through a hole formed therein. The easy assembly and firm anchorage of the fitting to the upper is thus achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: Icaro Olivieri & C.S.p.A.
    Inventor: Oliviero Olivieri
  • Patent number: 4497093
    Abstract: A two-part fastener for fastening two objects together comprising a first fastener part mounted on one of the objects and a second fastener part mounted on the other object. The first fastener part has a plurality of openings therein and the second fastener part has a contractible and expansible locking member which is inserted through one of the openings for fastening the two fastener parts together. The locking member is independently movable with respect to the object upon which the second fastener part is mounted. This enables the locking member to freely move to a position in which it is aligned with an opening in the first fastener part for insertion therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Inventor: Jerome R. Haberkorn