Patents Examined by Chuck Mah
  • Patent number: 10079921
    Abstract: A guide rail type flip-up mechanism includes a base unit including a first connection member affixed to a main unit of a flip electronic product and a guide rod and a first pivot axle disposed at one same side relative to the first connection member, a linkage unit including a pivoting member with one end thereof pivotally connected to the first pivot axle and an opposite end thereof providing a second pivot axle and a displacement member with a third pivot axle coupled to the guide rod and movable back and forth along the guide rod, and a flip member including a second connection member affixed to the display of the flip electronic product and a first axle barrel and a second axle barrel located at one lateral side of the second connection member and respectively coupled to the second pivot axle and third pivot axle of the linkage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DEDA METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun-You Chuang
  • Patent number: 10066655
    Abstract: A grommet for installation in an opening of a panel comprises an elastically deformable material having a longitudinal axis extending from a proximal end to a distal end of a grommet body. The grommet body comprises an aperture extending longitudinally through the grommet body between the proximal end and the distal end. A wall-engaging segment defines a longitudinal segment of the aperture and is located to be enclosed by a wall of the opening when the grommet is installed in the panel. A clamping element occludes the aperture in the wall-engaging segment and comprises at least one longitudinally extending through-hole sized and configured to receive an elongated element. The clamping element is located to apply a compressive force on the elongated element to retain the elongated element in the through-hole of the grommet body responsive to disposition of the wall-engaging segment in the opening of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventor: Duane J. Garbe
  • Patent number: 10067530
    Abstract: Technologies are described for a fully integrated multi-pivot hinge module to rotatably secure portions of a computing device. The multi-pivot hinge module includes multiple sequential frames that are radially aligned and configured to control a relative order of opening and closing of each individual frame. The multi-pivot hinge module includes friction, timing and kinematic components for controlling the order of rotation, degree of rotation and increasing stability of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Errol M. Tazbaz, Brian Bitz
  • Patent number: 10041685
    Abstract: Provided is a hinge apparatus and an oven with the same. The oven with a hinge apparatus includes a main body having a cooking space; a door configured to open and close the cooking space; and the hinge apparatus configured to connect the main body with the door, and at which the door is rotatably installed, wherein the hinge apparatus includes a hinge unit which includes a hinge body fixed to the main body, and a hinge lever which is coupled to the door and also rotatably shaft-coupled to the hinge body by a hinge pin; and a damping unit which is installed at an outer surface of the hinge body within a radius of rotation of the hinge lever, and is in contact with the hinge lever to reduce a rotating speed of the hinge lever when the hinge lever is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kihwan Kim, Sungho Choi
  • Patent number: 10030410
    Abstract: A door handle may be mounted to a door with concealed fasteners. The fasteners do not engage the door itself, but rather engage a top plate that is mounted to the door. The fasteners are inserted into a hidden portion of the door handle and generate an opposing force as they press against a bulging portion of the top plate to produce a force that retains the door handle in place. The force generated also urges the door handle into a bottom plate on an opposing side of the door handle. The bottom plate includes a first and second planar section. The second planar section of the bottom plate is received into a receiving slot of the door handle. As a result, the door handle is retained on the door without any visible fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lin, Thomas P. Morse
  • Patent number: 10030428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a damping system for closets with sliding doors (2) comprising: a damping device (1) and an actuating element (3), wherein the damping device (1) can be fitted in the upper guide (2a) of a door (2) through deformation of flanges (7) of respective supporting parts (5, 6) of said damping device (1) to allow the damping device (1) to be secured in the closet itself and to allow said damping device (1) to slide driven by the actuating element (3) during the relative movement between both; or the element actuating element (3) can be fitted in the upper guide (2a) of the door (2) through deformation of flanges (3c) of said actuating element (3), which allows it to be secured and to slide driven by the damping device (1) during the relative movement between both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Adinor S.L.
    Inventor: Ricardo Muñoz Pelayo
  • Patent number: 10030422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door hinge height adjusting device that can adjust the relative vertical position of a second support bracket with respect to a first support bracket in a door hinge that rotatably connects one side surface of a door forming a rotating door to a support frame in a door frame, the door hinge comprising: the first support bracket which is fixedly connected to the support frame side of a door frame; the second support bracket which is fixedly connected to the door side; and a hinge portion which is provided between the first support bracket and the second support bracket, for relative rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FILOBE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10023364
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes: a lower member which is to be attached to a container; an upper member which is to be attached to a lid; a rotary shaft connecting the lower member and the upper member to each other; and a link mechanism connecting the lower member and the upper member to each other at a position different from the position of the rotary shaft. The link mechanism includes a plurality of links pivotably connected to each other, and a spring mechanism of a torsion coil type configured to give spring force to the upper member in a direction in which the lid is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KANTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koshiro Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10023007
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to caster wheels having a skirt, specifically a skirt which fits over one side of the wheel only, and thus does not interfere with the actuation of a caster wheel locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Action Target Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Horch
  • Patent number: 10017972
    Abstract: A goose neck hinge assembly for a motor vehicle includes a base portion extending from a panel attachment portion to a hinge portion, the base portion having a substantially rectangular cross section. The goose neck hinge assembly further includes a mounting bracket mounted to the motor vehicle and rotatably connected to the hinge portion of the base portion. The base portion has a first structural element includes a first material with a first material thickness and a second structural element includes a second material with a second material thickness. The first material thickness is different than the second material thickness. The first structural element forms a substantially U-shaped portion of the substantially rectangular cross section and defines a longitudinal gap, and the second structural element is disposed over the longitudinal gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventor: Indraneel Krishna Page
  • Patent number: 10012262
    Abstract: A flexure hinge with two material segments connected to each other via a material tapering to a thin spot which defines a pivot axis between the two material segments. The material segments are provided with recesses such that the strength existing in the thin spot with respect to normal stresses or bending stresses is kept largely constant within a distance from the thin spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Wipotec GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rübel, Christian Bur
  • Patent number: 10005319
    Abstract: A caster yoke for use in the manufacture of a set of wheeled caster assemblies wherein each caster assembly of the set of caster assemblies is capable of having unique functional capabilities relative to each other caster assembly of the set arising from different combinations of caster components (selected from a set of pre-determined of caster components) being mountable on each respective caster yoke of the set of wheeled caster assemblies. To this end, the caster yoke is provided with all of the mounting features necessary to selectively mount all of the respective caster components of the pre-determined set on the caster yoke, such that the same form of caster yoke may be used without modification as a mounting frame to create a set of caster assemblies having different functionalities, significantly reducing design, production and inventory costs for the set of caster assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Darcor Limited
    Inventor: Adrian Steenson
  • Patent number: 10001162
    Abstract: A laborsaving rotation shaft device comprises a base; a first rotation unit; a pair of second rotation units, a first rotation guiding structure is disposed between the second rotation unit and the base, and a second rotation guiding structure is disposed between the second rotation unit and the first rotation unit; a torsion unit, having a connection rod, a friction torsion mechanism is disposed between the connection rod and the first rotation unit; a slide mechanism, including a slide block pivoted to the connection rod and radially formed with at least one slide hole allowing a slide rod to be received, and a spring sleeved on the slide rod; with an energy releasing or energy storing effect provided by the spring, the slide block is able to provide a torsion, which has effects of automatically unfolding and folding assistance, to the first rotation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10001815
    Abstract: A hinge device for connecting first and second objects includes a base seat and a sliding member slidably connected to the base seat through a coupling member to be turned about a rotating axis between folded and unfolded states. In the folded state, first and second object connecting sections of the base seat and the sliding member are disposed at two opposite sides of a mounting section of the base seat to allow folding of the objects to each other. In the unfolded state, the second object connecting section is placed above the first object connecting section to allow the second object to be unfolded and inclined to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: Hsu-Hong Yao, Yi-Cheng Liao
  • Patent number: 9993064
    Abstract: A handle assembly attachable to an object includes an auxiliary handle and a hook with a pivot arm pivotably attached thereto to define a passageway for the object. The pivot arm is pivotable between a first position, allowing access to the passageway, and a plurality of second positions, adjusting the size of the passageway to secure the object therein. A pawl, attached to the pivot arm, is movable between a first position, engageable with a ratchet of the hook, and a second position, disengaged therefrom. A shank extends the hook, and a clutch operatively couples the shank to the auxiliary handle. The clutch is actuatable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The shank is moveable relative to the auxiliary handle in translation when the clutch is in the engaged position and the shank is rotatable relative to the auxiliary handle when the clutch is in the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Nathaniel R. Day
  • Patent number: 9995075
    Abstract: A hinge for doors of appliances, including a box-shaped element and a first lever pivoted on the box-shaped element by a first pin; one of the box-shaped element or the first lever being fixable to a frame and the other fixable to a door, to make the door tiltably movable relative to the frame between a closed position and an open position; a first elastic device supported by the box-shaped element for applying an elastic action on the first lever, a rod for connecting the first lever to the first elastic device, the connecting rod being positioned in a slidable fashion inside the box-shaped element; a damping member for applying a damping action during the reciprocal motion of the first lever and the box-shaped element, in the proximity of reaching the closed position; a cartridge containing the hydraulic damping member, the cartridge being fixed to the box-shaped element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Nuova Star S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Vanini
  • Patent number: 9980548
    Abstract: A handle of a luggage includes a main member and two elastic members embedded in the main member. The main member has two hollow portions, each of which has a plurality of alternate spacers and recesses, and the elastic members pass through the spacers and the recesses and have opposite ends fixed to the main member. The main member is moved away from the surface of the case and the elastic members are deformed when a user holds the main member to lift the case, and the main member is moved to an initial position by the elastic members when the user releases the main member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 9974398
    Abstract: A display case includes a housing partially surrounding a display space, a door pivotably coupled to the housing and cooperating with the housing to further enclose the display space, and a hinge assembly for pivotably coupling the door to the housing. The hinge assembly includes a biasing member applying a biasing force on the door and a gear drive for adjusting a pre-tension force on the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Zero Zone, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Simon
  • Patent number: 9969509
    Abstract: A structure comprises at least two unfurling panels and a spacing and knock prevention device intended to prevent the panels from knocking together when they are furled against one another. The knock prevention device comprises a holder fixed to the first panel, a cap forming a buffer against which the second panel bears in a bearing direction, and a damper disposed in a space formed between the holder and the cap. The cap and the holder form two elements. A first of the two elements comprises at least one lug. The second of the two elements comprises at least one housing intended to receive the lug. The cap is configured such that the lug passes into the housing by elastic deformation of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Alain Mistral, Silvain Legrand, Gael Blons
  • Patent number: 9963924
    Abstract: A door hinge is provided to slant such that a free end of a door is rotated obliquely upward while the door is opened, and an energizing type balancer to assist an opening/closing operation of the door is provided. A hinge axis of the door hinge slants relative to a vertical line, having an upper side thereof being positioned on an inward side in a vehicle width direction and on a forward side in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that a locus of the free end of the door while the door is opened becomes substantially horizontal or lowers in an opening direction at a point before the door is opened to a maximum open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama