Patents by Assignee Ten Fold Engineering Limited
  • Patent number: 9797487
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion is provided, the assembly comprising: a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot; a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot, the second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fourth arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a first connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the second arm; and a third connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the fourth arm. The assembly finds particular use in the support and movement of moveable building assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Patent number: 9784347
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion, the assembly comprising a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot; a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot, the second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a first connecting arm extending between the first arm and the third arm, the first connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm spaced and pivotably connected to the third arm; and a second connecting arm extending between the first arm and the second arm, the second connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm and pivotably connected to the second arm. The assembly finds use in supporting and moving components of a building. In one embodiment, the assembly finds use in deploying a solar panel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20170241523
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first arm and a second arm rotatable about first and second spaced apart fixed pivots; a third arm pivotably connected the second arm at a position spaced apart from the second fixed pivot; a first connecting arm extending between and pivotably connected to the first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm extending between and pivotably connected to the first arm and the second arm; and a third connecting arm extending between and pivotably connected to the first arm and the third arm. The assembly may be used to move and support components of a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20170234413
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first arm and a second arm rotatable about first and second fixed pivots; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a first connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the second arm; and a locking assembly comprising a first locking member and a second locking member, the first locking member connected to one of the arms and engaging with the second locking member at one or more positions from the retracted position to the extended position. The assembly may comprise the guide assembly comprising a guide member and an engagement member moveably engageable with the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Patent number: 9528579
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first rotatable arm; a second rotatable arm; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fourth arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fifth arm; a first connecting arm extending between the first arm and the third arm, pivotably connected to first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm extending between the first and second arms, pivotably connected to the first arm and to the second arm; a third connecting arm extending between the first and fourth arms and the fourth and fifth arms, pivotably connected to the first arm, pivotably connected to the fourth arm, and pivotably connected to the fifth arm; and a fourth connecting arm pivotably connected to each of the fourth and fifth arms; the fifth arm pivotably connected to the third connecting arm and mounted to an object to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20160195174
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot and a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot. A third arm pivotably connects to the second arm. A fourth arm pivotably connects to the first arm and pivotably connects to the third arm. A connecting arm extends between the first arm and the second arm, the connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm. A support arm pivotably connects to the fourth arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20160195175
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot; a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot. A third arm pivotably connects to the second arm. A fourth arm pivotably connects to the first arm. A first connecting arm extends between the first arm and the third arm, the first connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm and pivotably connected to the third arm. A second connecting arm extends between the first arm and the second arm, the second connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm disposed and pivotably connected to the second arm. The third arm connects to a first position on a component to be moved relative to the first and second fixed pivots and the fourth arm connects at a second position thereon to a second position on the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20160186842
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion is provided, the assembly comprising: a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot; a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot, the second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fourth arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a first connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the second arm; and a third connecting arm pivotably connected to and extending between the first arm and the fourth arm. The assembly finds particular use in the support and movement of moveable building assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Patent number: 9376800
    Abstract: An expandable building assembly is provided, the building assembly having a retracted condition, in which the roof of the building has a first area, and an extended condition, in which the roof of the building has a second area, the second area being greater than the first, the assembly comprising a roof portion; and means for displacing and rotating the roof portion between the retracted condition and the expanded condition; whereby in the retracted condition, the roof portion is in a first position and at a first orientation, and in the extended condition, the roof portion is in a second position and at a second orientation, wherein the second position is displaced from the first position and the second orientation is rotated with respect to the first orientation. A building comprising one or more of the building assemblies is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20160102740
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion comprises a first rotatable arm; a second rotatable arm; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fourth arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a fifth arm; a first connecting arm extending between the first arm and the third arm, pivotably connected to first arm and the third arm; a second connecting arm extending between the first and second arms, pivotably connected to the first arm and to the second arm; a third connecting arm extending between the first and fourth arms and the fourth and fifth arms, pivotably connected to the first arm, pivotably connected to the fourth arm, and pivotably connected to the fifth arm; and a fourth connecting arm pivotably connected to each of the fourth and fifth arms; the fifth arm pivotably connected to the third connecting arm and mounted to an object to be moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20150218794
    Abstract: An expandable building assembly is provided, the building assembly having a retracted condition, in which the roof of the building has a first area, and an extended condition, in which the roof of the building has a second area, the second area being greater than the first, the assembly comprising a roof portion; and means for displacing and rotating the roof portion between the retracted condition and the expanded condition; whereby in the retracted condition, the roof portion is in a first position and at a first orientation, and in the extended condition, the roof portion is in a second position and at a second orientation, wherein the second position is displaced from the first position and the second orientation is rotated with respect to the first orientation. A building comprising one or more of the building assemblies is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn
  • Publication number: 20150122081
    Abstract: An assembly for converting motion, the assembly comprising a first arm rotatable about a first fixed pivot; a second arm rotatable about a second fixed pivot, the second fixed pivot spaced apart from the first fixed pivot; a third arm pivotably connected to the second arm; a first connecting arm extending between the first arm and the third arm, the first connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm spaced and pivotably connected to the third arm; and a second connecting arm extending between the first arm and the second arm, the second connecting arm pivotably connected to the first arm and pivotably connected to the second arm. The assembly finds use in supporting and moving components of a building. In one embodiment, the assembly finds use in deploying a solar panel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Ten Fold Engineering Limited
    Inventor: David Martyn