Patents by Inventor Jay Dittmer

Jay Dittmer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9433293
    Abstract: A mounting system for an electronic display including a wall interface, a display interface, and an arm assembly operably coupling the wall interface to the display interface. The display interface includes a pair of spaced-apart vertical mounting assemblies operably coupled by a pair of spaced-apart horizontal assemblies, the vertical mounting assemblies being shiftable relative to each other with the horizontal assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Gross, Scott Russell, Jay Dittmer, Nick Stanek
  • Patent number: 9279536
    Abstract: A self-balanced adjustable mounting system for a flat panel display. A display interface having a hollow, semi-spherical shell portion is attached to the flat panel display. The semi-spherical shell is formed with a generally constant radius of curvature. The center of the radius of curvature is disposed proximate the center of gravity of the flat panel display with the display interface attached. The display interface is received in a guide structure that has a bearing portion engaging the outer surface of the semi-spherical shell, and a second bearing portion engaging the inner surface of the semi-spherical shell through an aperture formed in the semi-spherical shell. The semi-spherical shell is guided between the first and second bearing portions so that the flat panel display and device interface are generally rotatable about the center of the radius of curvature of the semi-spherical shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Derek L. Derks
  • Publication number: 20150250315
    Abstract: A mounting system for an electronic display including a wall interface, a display interface, and an arm assembly operably coupling the wall interface to the display interface. The display interface includes a pair of spaced-apart vertical mounting assemblies operably coupled by a pair of spaced-apart horizontal assemblies, the vertical mounting assemblies being shiftable relative to each other with the horizontal assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis Gross, Scott Russell, Jay Dittmer, Nick Stanek
  • Patent number: 9121543
    Abstract: A flat panel display mount that enables full motion positioning of a display while maintaining a very thin profile for the mount such that the display can be positioned as closely as possible to the wall when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Jeff Bremmon, Jamie Brandt
  • Patent number: 8837127
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic display to a wall includes a support structure operably connected to a tilt head assembly and a display interface structure. The support structure includes an arm assembly that can be extended and rotated so that the electronic display avoids contacting the wall. The tilt head assembly includes an attachment member, guide structures for tilting the electronic display so that the electronic display remains self-balancing, and a plate for positioning the guide structures. The display interface structure facilitates attachment of the attachment member to the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mathew Schuh
  • Publication number: 20140042283
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic display to a wall includes a support structure operably connected to a tilt head assembly and a display interface structure. The support structure includes an arm assembly that can be extended and rotated so that the electronic display avoids contacting the wall. The tilt head assembly includes an attachment member, guide structures for tilting the electronic display so that the electronic display remains self-balancing, and a plate for positioning the guide structures. The display interface structure facilitates attachment of the attachment member to the electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mathew Schuh
  • Patent number: 8519326
    Abstract: A universal projector interface including a mount interface portion with a plurality of elongate arm assemblies coupled thereto. Each arm assembly is selectively rotatable and translatable relative to the mount interface, and includes a coupling portion. The coupling portion of each arm assembly is selectively shiftable between a first position in which the coupling portion is securely engaged with a projector attachment member on the projector and a second position in which the coupling portion is freely disengageable from the projector attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Milestone A V Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: 8508918
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic display to a wall includes a support structure operably connected to a tilt head assembly and a display interface structure. The support structure includes an arm assembly that can be extended and rotated so that the electronic display avoids contacting the wall. The tilt head assembly includes an attachment member, guide structures for tilting the electronic display so that the electronic display remains self-balancing, and a plate for positioning the guide structures. The display interface structure facilitates attachment of the attachment member to the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mathew Schuh
  • Publication number: 20130187019
    Abstract: A flat panel display mount that enables full motion positioning of a display while maintaining a very thin profile for the mount such that the display can be positioned as closely as possible to the wall when desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: MILESTONE AV TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Jeff Bremmon, Jamie Brandt
  • Patent number: 8490934
    Abstract: A self-balanced adjustable mounting system for a flat panel display. When a flat panel display is attached to the mounting system, the display is adapted to revolve about a substantially horizontal axis extending proximate a center of gravity of the display. The system may be self-balancing at a plurality of locations about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: 8297578
    Abstract: A mount for attaching a projection device to an overhead structure includes a device interface operably attachable to the projection device and a device orientation adjustment structure operably coupled with the device interface. The device orientation adjustment structure has structure defining up to three independent axes for adjustment of projector pitch, roll, and yaw. A single selectively adjustable friction element may be provided to enable projector position to be fixed about for any one or all of the independent axes. A gear adjustment mechanism may be provided to enable fine adjustment of projector position. Moreover, any one or all of the independent axes may pass through the projector device, preferably proximate its center of gravity so that it is self balanced on the mount to ease adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20120256071
    Abstract: A universal projector interface including a mount interface portion with a plurality of elongate arm assemblies coupled thereto. Each arm assembly is selectively rotatable and translatable relative to the mount interface, and includes a coupling portion. The coupling portion of each arm assembly is selectively shiftable between a first position in which the coupling portion is securely engaged with a projector attachment member on the projector and a second position in which the coupling portion is freely disengageable from the projector attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: 8138469
    Abstract: A universal projector interface including a mount interface portion with a plurality of elongate arm assemblies coupled thereto. Each arm assembly is selectively rotatable and translatable relative to the mount interface, and includes a coupling portion. The coupling portion of each arm assembly is selectively shiftable between a first position in which the coupling portion is securely engaged with a projector attachment member on the projector and a second position in which the coupling portion is freely disengageable from the projector attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: 8094438
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic display to a wall includes a support structure operably connected to a tilt head assembly and a display interface structure. The support structure includes an arm assembly that can be extended and rotated so that the electronic display avoids contacting the wall. The tilt head assembly includes an attachment member, guide structures for tilting the electronic display so that the electronic display remains self-balancing, and a plate for positioning the guide structures. The display interface structure facilitates attachment of the attachment member to the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mathew Schuh
  • Publication number: 20110315844
    Abstract: A mount for attaching a projection device to an overhead structure includes a device interface operably attachable to the projection device and a device orientation adjustment structure operably coupled with the device interface. The device orientation adjustment structure has structure defining up to three independent axes for adjustment of projector pitch, roll, and yaw. A single selectively adjustable friction element may be provided to enable projector position to be fixed about for any one or all of the independent axes. A gear adjustment mechanism may be provided to enable fine adjustment of projector position. Moreover, any one or all of the independent axes may pass through the projector device, preferably proximate its center of gravity so that it is self balanced on the mount to ease adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20110296667
    Abstract: A system for installing a device in a suspended ceiling grid includes a device housing, and a frame adapted to be received in the suspended ceiling grid. The device housing is received in an aperture defined by the frame. A plurality of structures releasably secures the device housing to the frame. Embodiments of the invention provide simpler and more effective methods and systems for mounting ceiling mounted devices above a suspended ceiling such that the device can be installed in a minimal amount of time by one person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mike Warren
  • Patent number: 8072739
    Abstract: A mounting system for an electronic display device includes a display interface having an interface member presenting a display mounting surface and a tilt head assembly defining a substantially horizontal tilt axis oriented generally parallel with, and spaced apart from, the display mounting surface. The tilt head assembly includes a control mechanism for selectively shifting the tilt axis between a first location spaced apart a first distance from the display mounting surface and a second location spaced apart a second distance from the display mounting surface, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: 7988119
    Abstract: A mount for attaching a projection device to an overhead structure includes a device interface operably attachable to the projection device and a device orientation adjustment structure operably coupled with the device interface. The device orientation adjustment structure has structure defining up to three independent axes for adjustment of projector pitch, roll, and yaw. A single selectively adjustable friction element may be provided to enable projector position to be fixed about for any one or all of the independent axes. A gear adjustment mechanism may be provided to enable fine adjustment of projector position. Moreover, any one or all of the independent axes may pass through the projector device, preferably proximate its center of gravity so that it is self balanced on the mount to ease adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 7954780
    Abstract: A self-balanced adjustable mounting system for a flat panel display. When a flat panel display is attached to the mounting system, the display is adapted to revolve about a substantially horizontal axis extending proximate a center of gravity of the display. The system may be self-balancing at a plurality of locations about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jay Dittmer
  • Patent number: D642583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Jeff Bremmon, Jamie Brandt