Patents Examined by Steven Marsh
  • Patent number: 9768597
    Abstract: A flexible cable tray adapted to connect to cable tray sections. The flexible cable tray includes a base and flexible side walls, all of which are bendable to be adapted to support and guide cables to and from their intended locations through intersections, over beams and/or under beams, and may also be used as a vertical offset. The side walls may be laid flat to the base to enable easy shipment or bent inwardly to provide further support for the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: WBT, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Gregg Winn
  • Patent number: 9767776
    Abstract: A support stand for supporting a stringed instrument having a securing mechanism, a front compression plate having a leg portion, and a back compression plate having a leg portion, where the front compression plate engages the securing mechanism, the back compression plate engages the securing mechanism, and the support stand supports the instrument in a generally upright position when the support stand is placed on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: James Dingwall, John C. Nicoll
  • Patent number: 9765925
    Abstract: A platform stabilization system comprises a support frame, a platform and a plurality of isolators each extending directly between the support frame and the platform. Each isolator permits linear movement of the platform relative to the support frame with three degrees of freedom and permits rotational movement of the platform relative to the support frame with three degrees of freedom. The isolators cooperate to form an isolation array supporting the platform directly within, and spacing the platform from, the support frame. The isolation array permits limited linear movement of the platform within the support frame with three degrees of freedom and permits limited rotational movement of the platform relative to the support frame with three degrees of freedom. The isolation array is substantially more resistant to linear movement of the platform than to rotational movement of the platform and does not rotationally constrain the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PV Labs Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9759372
    Abstract: A support for a tablet computer includes a base shaped to stably rest both on flat and on curved surfaces, a mechanical system for removably fixing the base securely to a key processing machine to be connected to and controlled by the tablet, a tubular element fixed on the upper surface of the base, a cylindrical member housed in the interior of the tubular element and rotatable relative thereto, first members for resting on and coupling to the lower transverse edge of the tablet and second members for resting on and coupling to the upper transverse edge of the tablet, wherein the first members and the second members are disposed at an angle to each other and are associated with the cylindrical member to rotate therewith relative to the tubular element, the relative distance between said the resting and coupling members and the second resting and coupling members being adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Giorgio Pigatti
  • Patent number: 9758062
    Abstract: A rail for a vehicle seat, comprising first and second profiles (8, 9) that slide relative to one another, a lock (19) movably mounted inside the first profile, a spring blade (29) fixed to the first profile and comprising a control portion (31) designed to act on the lock so as to unlock it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Si├Ęges d'Automobile
    Inventor: Christian Couasnon
  • Patent number: 9752602
    Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a single adjustment mechanism that allows for adjustment of an object supported on the clamp assembly along two axes. The adjustment mechanism connects to a bracket and a support rod on which the object is mounted to lock a desired position of the object in place when desired and to allow for adjustment of that position, when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Herzog
  • Patent number: 9756752
    Abstract: The present application discloses a circuit board positioning device, comprising: a beam, a first side of the beam forming a circuit board supporting surface, and the first side being provided with a first fixture block and a second fixture block, a first positioning slot being formed on the first fixture block, a second positioning slot being formed on the second fixture block, the first positioning slot and the second positioning slot being used for limiting positions of two opposite side edges in the circuit board; a snap-fit, one end of the snap-fit being rotatablely mounted on the beam around one end of the beam; a lock mechanism being provided between the snap-fit and the beam for locking the snap-fit and the beam when the snap-fit is in a closed position, and a side of the snap-fit facing towards the beam being provided with at least one elastic pressing sheet protruding towards the beam when being in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Jianbo Xian
  • Patent number: 9744387
    Abstract: A fixing device adapted to be fixed on a structure is disclosed, which includes a connecting member, a first fixing plate, a second fixing plate, and a hanging ring. The connecting member has a base, a first bar, a second bar, and a third bar. The first bar and the second bar are respectively engaged with two sides of the base. The third bar is engaged with the base. The first and the second fixing plates respectively have a body adapted to be fixed on the structure, and two sleeves respectively fit around the first bar and the second bar, whereby the first and the second fixing plates are pivotable relative to the connecting member. The hanging ring is engaged with the third bar in a rotatable manner. Whereby, the first and the second fixing plates could be engaged with the structure to provide a firm supporting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: YOKE INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Chieh Hung
  • Patent number: 9746123
    Abstract: A composite frequency-adjustable shock absorber is provided, comprising a motion main machine stand bar and a shock absorption device, which are arranged on a foundation carrier platform; the shock absorption device is divided into an upper shock absorption device and a lower shock absorption device, the shock absorption device is arranged on a base with an inner cavity, and the upper shock absorption device for suppressing the low-frequency vibration and the lower shock absorption device for absorbing additional high-frequency vibration are connected in series; the upper shock absorption device comprises an elastic component based on a flexible hinge group and a prestress adjusting device, the flexible hinge group is arranged in the inner cavity of the base, the prestress adjusting device for adjusting the inherent frequency of the flexible hinge group is connected with the flexible hinge group, and the motion main machine stand bar is fixed on a load bearing portion of the flexible hinge group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Zhijun Yang, Youdun Bai, Xin Chen, Chaoran Chen, Chengxiang Li
  • Patent number: 9746122
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a machine foot, which includes a top part provided with a lock nut, which is mounted in a thread on a spindle, where the lock nut has an abutment complementary shaped to the housing of the lower part, which abutment forms a section of a sphere, and where there is a first gasket between the spindle and lock nut and where there is a second gasket between housing and lock nut. With the invention is achieved that the lower parts and top parts can be produced and stocked as separate and independent units, which for example are not assembled to a finished product until after order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NGI A/S
    Inventor: Tomas Hecht Olsen
  • Patent number: 9739464
    Abstract: A plaster frame for a luminaire includes a first attachment tab on a side of the plaster frame and a second attachment tab on the side of the plaster frame. The plaster frame further includes a back wall. The first attachment tab and the second attachment tab each include a rib protruding toward the back wall. The back wall and the first attachment tab define a first space for a hanger bar assembly to extend therethrough, and the back wall and the second attachment tab define a second space for the hanger bar assembly to extend therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis, Huang Rongxiu, Russell Green
  • Patent number: 9726317
    Abstract: A movable seat and a rail device. The movable seat includes a main body; an air passage, an air sucking passage and an air intake passage formed in the main body; a sucker disposed under bottom face of the main body and an operation/control member mounted on the main body. When the operation/control member is positioned in a locking position, the air passage or the air intake passage keeps in a communication state and make the sucker a sucking force. When the operation/control member is positioned in a releasing position, the air passage or the air intake passage is blocked. By means of easy operation, the movable seat can create sucking force and locate or stop providing sucking force. One or more movable seats can be connected with multiple beams to form the rail device, which can be quickly located or moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GISON MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Tai Li
  • Patent number: 9726318
    Abstract: A mounting assembly 10 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting housing 14 configured to be mountable on the cleaning apparatus. The mounting housing has a through hole for receiving an idle shaft 16 that is sized to be engageable within a blind hole 42 formed in the adjacent end hub 32 of the brush 12. The idle shaft 16 is resiliently loaded in the direction toward the brush hub 12 by a loader assembly 18 which includes a compression spring 16 acting against retaining ring 48 engaged with the idle shaft 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert R. Goetz
  • Patent number: 9730345
    Abstract: A housing supporting apparatus includes: a base-plate body having a base-plate axis; a connection plate body having one end formed with a connection plate axis and pivotally connected to one end of the base-plate body; a first supporting plate having a first axis pivotally connected to the one end of the connection plate body; and a second supporting plate having a second axis pivotally connected to one end of the first supporting plate. The second supporting plate has one end pivotally connected to the base-plate axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: SENSEAGE CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. TAIWAN BRANCH (B.V.I.), DONGGUAN SOLUTION 33 PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Da-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 9726321
    Abstract: An inbuilt component fixing structure of a resin tank includes: a fastening seat that is provided to the inbuilt component, that is formed with a through-hole configured to fasten and fix the inbuilt component to the resin tank, and that has a contact face that contacts an inner face of the resin tank; a fixing section that projects out from the inner face and pierces through the through-hole, the fastening seat being fastened and fixed by being sandwiched between a jutting-out portion formed at a portion of the fixing section that has pierced through the through-hole, the jutting-out portion jutting out to a peripheral portion of the through-hole; and a weak portion that is formed at the fastening seat, that is thinner than a general portion of the fastening seat, and that has a lower rigidity in a removal direction of the fastening seat than the fixing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Miki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9719349
    Abstract: A support system, an excavation arrangement, and a process of supporting an object are disclosed. The support system includes a weight-bearing device and a camming mechanism positioned below the weight-bearing device. A downward force on the weight-bearing device at least partially secures the camming mechanism to opposing surfaces. The excavation arrangement includes a borehole, a support system positioned within and secured to the borehole, and an object positioned on and supported by the support system. The process includes positioning and securing the support system and positioning the object on the weight-bearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventor: Bill W. Arnold
  • 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: 9723735
    Abstract: A kickstand for an electronic device includes a standing leg, a base and an adhesive provided on a surface of the base so that the base can be attached to the protective case. The kickstand further includes a shaft and the standing leg is pivoted on the base. The base includes a first opening and a second opening to receive both ends of the shaft, and the shaft is substantially in a shape of a cylinder and includes a head, a body, and a bottom. The shaft further includes a cylindrical hole formed on the bottom and a metal pin is received in the cylindrical hole. The diameter of the head is greater than that of the body. Additionally, the diameter of the bottom is greater than that of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9713954
    Abstract: An electronic indirect by-pass type semi-active mount may include a primary diaphragm dividing a lower fluid chamber, where a fluid in an upper fluid chamber to which an exciting force as external force is applied is circulated, into a primary lower fluid chamber where the fluid is circulated, a secondary diaphragm dividing the lower fluid chamber into a secondary lower fluid chamber where the fluid is circulated, a secondary diaphragm bracket blocking an atmospheric pressure formation peripheral space in which atmospheric pressure acts beneath the primary diaphragm and forming an atmospheric pressure formation central space in which atmospheric pressure acts beneath secondary diaphragm, and by-pass channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seung-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 9709217
    Abstract: An assistive device for holding an object having a mounting clamp for securing the device to a surface, an arm attached to the mounting clamp by means of a first rotatable and lockable joint, a fist arm attached to the first rotatable and lockable joint, a second rotatable and lockable joint, a second arm attached to the second rotatable and lockable joint, an integrated clamp holder mounted to the second am by means of a third rotatable and lockable joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jeannie Trinh