Rotates About Vertical Axis Patents (Class 108/139)
  • Patent number: 11020872
    Abstract: A miter saw includes a base, a table pivotally coupled to the base about a miter axis, a saw unit coupled to the table for movement with the table about the miter axis, and a fence having a stop protruding from a rear surface thereof that is engageable by the table and/or the saw unit to limit miter angle adjustment of the saw unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventor: David E. Dutterer
  • Patent number: 10988196
    Abstract: A connecting assembly for fastening a top case to a motor vehicle, in particular a motorcycle or a motorcycle-like vehicle, includes a first connecting section, which is designed for connection to the motor vehicle, and a second connecting section which is designed for connecting to an underside of the top case. The first and the second connecting sections are connected to each other for rotation about a defined axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Reinhart
  • Patent number: 10960227
    Abstract: A method for correcting a position error for a motion terminal driven by a driving component may include obtaining a first displacement of the motion terminal acquired by a first sensor associated with the driving component. The method may also include obtaining a second displacement of the motion terminal acquired by a second sensor associated with the motion terminal. The method may further include determining an offset value based on a difference between the first displacement and the second displacement. The method may include determining a calibration displacement value relating to the first displacement based on the offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liuzhu Tong, Boqi Ma, Yujie Chen
  • Patent number: 10814145
    Abstract: A method for correcting a position error for a motion terminal driven by a driving component may include obtaining a first displacement of the motion terminal acquired by a first sensor associated with the driving component. The method may also include obtaining a second displacement of the motion terminal acquired by a second sensor associated with the motion terminal. The method may further include determining an offset value based on a difference between the first displacement and the second displacement. The method may include determining a calibration displacement value relating to the first displacement based on the offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liuzhu Tong, Boqi Ma, Yujie Chen
  • Patent number: 10761343
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a floating image display system includes a computing platform including a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU), and a system memory storing a software code. The system also includes one or more display screens controlled by the GPU, and a rotor coupled to the one or more display screens and controlled by the CPU. The CPU executes the software code to render a two-dimensional (2D) graphic on the one or more display screens using the GPU, and to spin the rotor and the one or more display screens about a vertical axis parallel to a display surface of the one or more display screens at a predetermined spin rate to generate a floating image of the 2D graphic. The floating image appears to be a three-dimensional (3D) floating image of the 2D graphic to a user viewing the floating image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Haseltine, Michael P. Goslin, Stephen A. Thornton, Jonathan R. Hsu, Elliott Baumbach
  • Patent number: 10745253
    Abstract: A robotic patient positioning assembly including a patient treatment couch, and a robotic arm coupled to the patient treatment couch. The robotic arm is configured to move the patient treatment couch along five rotational degrees of freedom and one substantially vertical, linear degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ACCURAY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael J. Saracen, Aaron W. Carrano, Toby D. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10744610
    Abstract: A rotary table for a machine tool comprising a stator unit, a rotor unit rotatable at least about a rotational axis, wherein the rotor unit comprises at least one receiving unit for the reception of a workpiece, a first bearing unit for the mounting of the rotor unit in the stator unit, and an electromagnetic motor drive for the motorized driving of the rotor unit. The rotor unit, at least in the region of the motor drive and/or of the first bearing unit, has at least one rotor-cooling apparatus, comprising a cooling medium and at least one cooling surface, for the cooling and/or absorption of waste heat from the motor drive and/or from the first bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Franz Kessler GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Keibach
  • Patent number: 10640020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a baby car seat allowing a position change, and the purpose thereof is to provide a baby car seat which allows the posture of a baby to be changed in the direction thereof to a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DONG-IN ENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Soo Jung, Gwon Je Sung, Chung Sup Lee
  • Patent number: 10512579
    Abstract: The hourglass urn is a commemorative ornament for housing ashes which are remains of a loved one. The hourglass urn may comprise an hourglass that functions as an interval timer. The remains of a loved one may be visible within the bulb of the hourglass. The hourglass urn may comprise a left support pillar and a right support pillar that couple to the top of a base. The base may comprise a plaque having an inscription to commemorate the loved one. The left and right support pillars may support a yoke that is free to rotate in apertures at the top of the left and right support pillars. The yoke may support an hourglass-shaped bulb that holds the ashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond Michaud
  • Patent number: 10487874
    Abstract: A release mechanism for a transport carriage used to move an elongated beam or truss is constructed using a non-linear bearing mounted on the carriage and connected to the truss and including upper and lower bearing mounting surfaces having complementary arcuate surfaces and a layer of layers of lower friction bearing material between them. The upper and lower bearing mounting surfaces being arranged to allow one plate to move relative to the other in an arcuate path in the direction of the space of the beam or truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GEIGER GOSSEN CAMPBELL ENGINEERS P.C.
    Inventors: Keith MacBain, Timothy Mills, David Campbell
  • Patent number: 10427906
    Abstract: A turntable in modular pie or other sections, which sections can be added or taken away in concentric rings from a base version of the turntable in order to scale the size and capacity of that turntable to accommodate a wide range of size and loading needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BBM Railway Equipment, LLC
    Inventors: Peter McGonagle, Stephen Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10400946
    Abstract: The display supporting apparatus includes a base, a first arm, a second arm, and a display attachment bracket designed to be fixedly securable or attachable to a display. The display support apparatus further includes a mechanism for providing a constant orientation in relation to the base for the plane bisecting the range of rotation of the second arm about the pivot axis between the first arm and the second arm even as the first arm moves pivotally relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Bennett, Stuart Kevan Buckland
  • Patent number: 10386011
    Abstract: The present disclosure may include a leg comprising first and second tubes, the first tube inside of the second tube, a lock mechanism within the second tube, the lock mechanism including a plug, a ramp, and bearings configured to roll along the ramp and contact the ramp and at least an interior wall of the first tube such that as the one or more bearings contact the ramp and the interior wall of the first tube, motion of the second tube relative to the first tube is inhibited, and a third tube inside of the second tube, and in response to the third tube being substantially disposed within the second tube, a proximate end of the third tube configured to push the one or more bearings towards the plug, reducing the interference of the one or more bearings with the interior wall of the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Terry Hatch
  • Patent number: 10335705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning audience members at locations for viewing an event occurring at an event portion at which a live actor makes a presentation and/or a display is shown. Additionally, the present invention relates to an arrangement having a first venue tray, the first venue tray having a close range event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown and a home row seating section, a second venue tray, the second venue tray having a downrange seating section, a first periphery event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown, and a second periphery event portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tait Towers Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Owen Byrne, Adam Davis, Tyler Kicera, Ryan Mast, Benjamin Asher Samberg
  • Patent number: 10231471
    Abstract: A kiosk for selling frozen confections such as shaved ice or ice cream may include with a liquid-topping dispenser assembly having liquid-dispensing faucets which are operable by a customer outside the kiosk to dispense liquid toppings onto the frozen confections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tikiz Franchising, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Tollefson, David S. Tollefson
  • Patent number: 10029815
    Abstract: A bagging station for filling paper-type bags is disclosed. Described is a bagging station that includes a base and a center piece. The center piece has a cavity for storing a stack of paper or paper-type bags. The center piece rests on top of the base. The base is used to support one or more open paper bags while the paper bags are being filled. The base can include a carousel that rotates, where the center piece sets on the carousel. The center piece has a bag storage cavity for storing a stack of paper bags. The center piece also includes one or more paper bag upper edge holders, where each paper bag upper edge holder grasps the upper edge of an open paper bag in order to hold the bag open and in place while items are placed in the paper bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Levi Robinson, Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, John Levy
  • Patent number: 9995426
    Abstract: A furniture swivel for rotatably coupling first and second furniture components is disclosed. The furniture swivel includes a base, a rotor, and a retainer. The base may have a lower end for connecting to a first furniture component and an upper end including a planar base bearing surface. The rotor may have an upper end having a first portion for connecting to a second furniture component, and a lower end including a planar rotor bearing surface in sliding contact with the base bearing surface to form a plane bearing absent rolling elements for supporting the rotor and the first furniture component on the base. The retainer may be coupled to the base for substantially inhibiting translation of the rotor relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: C.R. PLASTIC PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: John Mackenzie, Robert Knott, Lenze Elzinga, Bradley Girvin
  • Patent number: 9986842
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable hand-wrapping platform that provides a solution for a trainer to wrap an athlete's hands. The portable hand-wrapping platform can be used by boxers, mixed martial artists, or any sports athlete for whom hand-wrapping is necessitated by the nature of a particular sport or activity. The portable hand-wrapping platform is designed to be attached to the backrest of one or two common, folding chairs. The hand-wrapping platform has a rigid bottom section that is configured to temporarily affix to either one chair back or to two chairs facing back-to-back. A padded upper surface provides a platform for an athlete to rest his forearm while a trainer wraps the athlete's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Allison Pia Belcher
  • Patent number: 9884420
    Abstract: A robotic turntable assembly for servicing an item includes a support station for supporting the item on a first support region of the support station. The first support region is movable between an operational zone and a non-operational zone. The robotic turntable assembly includes an operational assembly that services the item when the first support region supports the item and the first support region is within the operational zone. The operational assembly engages the support station and moves the first support region between the operational zone and the non-operational zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: David A. Minkebige, Brant E. Blasier
  • Patent number: 9849605
    Abstract: A power miter saw includes a base assembly including a frame, cavities on a bottom of the frame, two supports at two sides of the frame respectively, and two parallel sliding rods passing through one support; a table assembly including a rotatable table mounted on the frame, a miter arm secured to the rotatable table, and a fence at an edge of the rotatable table and secured to the supports; and a saw blade and motor assembly. The fence includes a central curved top, two platforms at two ends of the central curved top respectively, two shoulders each at a joining portion of the curved top and the adjacent platform, and two aligned grooved members each extending outward from a position proximate the platform. The platforms are at an elevation greater than that of the miter arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Chin-Chin Chang
  • Patent number: 9839276
    Abstract: A nail clipper includes a clipper body with a pair of jaws, an operating lever configured to move the jaws to cut nails, a hook member mounted to the clipper body, the hook member including a vertical groove portion extending vertically downwardly from an upper surface of the hook member, and first and second lateral groove portions extending in lateral direction from the vertical groove. The operating lever includes a front tip portion of generally bar or shaft shape, which is configured to be inserted through the vertical groove portion of the hook member and to couple with a selected one of the first and second lateral groove portions of the hook member to set a desired gap size of the matching jaw portions of the clipper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Woo Sung Yun
  • Patent number: 9815390
    Abstract: A rotational device (10) for a vehicle seat includes a base element (20) and a seat part support (30) which can be rotated about a rotational axis (S) with respect to the base element (20). At least three rolling bearings (61, 62, 63) are provided to rotationally support the seat part support (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS COMPONENTS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Joerg Adam
  • Patent number: 9809266
    Abstract: A method of using a mount to attach a tablet to a post of a forklift so as to allow a user to use the tablet from either inside or outside of the forklift or to stow the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ramesh James, Li Zhao
  • Patent number: 9788647
    Abstract: An overbed table may have a base support frame with at least three casters and a rechargeable battery. A motor housing with a top wall having an opening may be attached to the base support and a telescoping column that is hollow tubular is attached at a bottom end to the motor housing over the opening to extend upwardly. A linear motor is positioned in the motor housing with a linear motor actuator projecting through the opening and into the telescoping housing wherein an extension member of the linear motor actuator is attached at a top end to a slidable table column member of the telescoping housing. Servo housing is attached at a top end of the slidable table column member with a servomechanism attached in the servo housing positioned for a rotating shaft of the servomechanism to engage a circular bracket attached adjacent to a first end of a table wherein the circular bracket is rotatably engaged with the servo housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Nishan Joshi
  • Patent number: 9585498
    Abstract: A prosthetic sleeve holding apparatus for holding at least one prosthetic sleeve includes a base member including opposed top and bottom surfaces having a generally planar configuration, the base member including a first guide ring positioned on the top surface. A support member is rotatably coupled to the base member, the support member having upper and lower surfaces and a circular configuration for rotation about an imaginary vertical axis of rotation. The support member includes a second guide ring situated on the lower surface of the support member. A pair of spaced apart support rods extends upwardly from the support member, each support rod having a cylindrical configuration and a free end displaced from the base member and that is configured to support the prosthetic sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Jesse C. Borden
  • Patent number: 9574704
    Abstract: A furniture swivel for rotatably coupling first and second furniture components is disclosed. The furniture swivel includes a base, a rotor, and a retainer. The base may have a lower end for connecting to a first furniture component and an upper end including a planar base bearing surface. The rotor may have an upper end having a first portion for connecting to a second furniture component, and a lower end including a planar rotor bearing surface in sliding contact with the base bearing surface to form a plane bearing absent rolling elements for supporting the rotor and the first furniture component on the base. The retainer may be coupled to the base for substantially inhibiting translation of the rotor relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: C.R. Plastic Products Inc.
    Inventors: John Mackenzie, Robert Knott, Lenze Elzinga, Bradley Girvin
  • Patent number: 9528753
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided with rotatable shelves for easy food/item access and cleaning. In one embodiment a stationary or fixed shelf includes a rotatable disk mounted on a bearing retainer having bearings therein for manual, three hundred sixty degree (360°) rotation as desired. In another embodiment a quarter-round pivotable shelf is attached to a stanchion to enable the shelf to be manually pivoted ninety degrees (90°) for withdrawing and returning the shelf to the refrigerator food storage compartment as needed. In another embodiment a rotatable disk is in communication with a drive motor for rotation by a control switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Michael E. Conner, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9511251
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a fitness equipment for facilitating both push up and wriggling excises without occupying a large storage space. The instant invention discloses a push-up twisting plate; which is made up of two circular, rotating bases and each base has a detachable handle. The handles can be easily removed by the user by applying a rotational force on the handle and an opposing rotational force on the base. To assemble the push-up twisting plate, the user can repeat the same motion, but in reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Shuo-Hsiu Johnny Chang, Yi Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 9474415
    Abstract: A fire pit table with a rotatable tray assembly is described herein. The fire pit table includes a base portion including a burner assembly and a storage compartment configured to hold a gas supply cylinder; a tabletop portion supported on the base portion, the tabletop portion having a central aperture disposed therethrough that is circumscribed by an annular ledge portion of the tabletop portion; and a rotatable tray assembly configured to cover the central aperture of the tabletop portion. The rotatable tray assembly includes a base portion configured to be disposed on the annular ledge portion of the tabletop portion, a tray support structure, the tray support structure coupled to the base portion of the rotatable tray assembly; and a tray top member supported by the tray support structure, the tray top member is configured to rotate relative to the tabletop portion of the fire pit table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sunjoy Industries Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean Michael Banal, Lianzhang Pan
  • Patent number: 9434321
    Abstract: A vehicle storage assembly includes a bracket, a mounting plate, a post having a distal end and a proximal end, an upper member defining a frame configured to support a rigging accessory, a lower member, and a locking member positioned to selectively fix the orientation of the post, the upper member, and the lower member. The distal end of the post is rotatably coupled to the bracket and the proximal end of the post is rotatably coupled to the mounting plate. The upper member includes an outer wall and a plurality of supports defining a plurality of stations, the plurality of supports coupling the outer wall to the post. The lower member includes an outer panel and a plurality of partitions defining a plurality of cavities configured to receive the rigging accessory, the plurality of partitions coupling the outer panel to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Perron, Bradley Kresge
  • Patent number: 9277812
    Abstract: The display supporting apparatus includes a base, a first arm, a second arm, and a display attachment bracket designed to be fixedly securable or attachable to a display. The display support apparatus further includes a mechanism for providing a constant orientation in relation to the base for the plane bisecting the range of rotation of the second arm about the pivot axis between the first arm and the second arm even as the first arm moves pivotally relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Bennett, Stuart Kevan Buckland
  • Patent number: 9107518
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging plants allows a user to create 360 degree displays using potted plants. A support structure includes a support pole and a base. The base stabilizes the support pole in a position normal to the resting surface of the base. The support pole is cylindrical and can be separated into a top pole and a bottom pole for ease of storage and transportation. Similarly, the base can be separated into a top support leg and a bottom support leg. At least one plant hanger is positioned around the support pole by an attachment portion. A support arm portion of the plant hanger extends away from the support pole, while a receiving portion provides means for supporting a potted plant. The support pole can be alternatively supported using an at least one support pole mount that suspends the support pole off of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Wesley William Schilling, Scott W. Schilling
  • Patent number: 8915391
    Abstract: A drinkware rimming apparatus including a wetting receptacle, a cutout, and a rotatable tray having a plurality of spice receptacles. The tray is rotatable relative to the cutout (or vice-versa) to align and provide downward access to a desired spice receptacle or to the wetting receptacle. A cover may be included and the cutout can be in the cover and/or the tray. The cover can have beverage garnish compartments on a top surface thereof. The wetting receptacle can be positioned in a tray or on the cover. The cutout can be in another tray also having one or more spice receptacles and above the first-mentioned tray and rotatable independently of the lower tray. A method of applying spice to rims of drinkware is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Roxi Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Radow
  • Publication number: 20140360412
    Abstract: A table includes a vertical support column and a base. The base includes a first floor engaging portion disposed on a first side of a vertical axis and a second floor engaging portion disposed on an opposite second side of the vertical axis. The first and second floor engaging portions are weighted such that the base has a center of gravity spaced from the vertical axis on the second side of the vertical axis. A worksurface member is supported by the vertical support column and is vertically spaced from the base. The worksurface member is rotatable relative to the base. In one aspect, the worksurface member has an overall length greater than the overall length of the base. In another aspect, a stop limits rotation of the worksurface member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: GIANFRANCO ZACCAI, KEVIN ROBERT YOUNG, PETER KIRWAN BATES, JOHN F. ALDRICH, ANDREW j. KURRASCH, ROBERT M. SEELEY
  • Patent number: 8887644
    Abstract: A self-tensioning drive belt system includes first and second gears rotatable relative to each other about a common first axis. A drive belt is fixedly secured to the first gear at a first location on the drive belt, and is fixedly secured to the second gear at a second location on the drive belt. A biasing member is disposed between the first and second gears. Various methods of using and assembling the self-tensioning drive system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Booth Edinger, Jeffrey Dennis Roetman
  • Patent number: 8839724
    Abstract: A modular medical instrument table and method of using the same is provided. The modular medical instrument table includes a base and at least one support structure rising from the base, the support structure having a substantially vertical axis. At least one arm is removably affixed to the support structure, the arm having a first end proximate to the support structure and a second end distal from the support structure, wherein the second end of the arm is rotatable about the support structure. A shelf is attachable to the second end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kraig Herman Allen, Gary T. Dane, Jon D. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20140261106
    Abstract: A turntable assembled from a plurality of flat sheet metal parts where the sheet metal parts include a series of voids and/or protrusions. The protrusions insert into the voids so that some flat sheet parts are disposed in a vertical orientation and some in a horizontal orientation, the vertical parts substantially perpendicular to the horizontal parts. The flat sheet parts are welded together to create a support structure with the voids and protrusions interacting to align the flat sheet parts within required manufacturing tolerances. One of the horizontally disposed parts has holes therein for attaching the support structure to a hub to create a rotating turntable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Knapp, Peter McGonagle, Timothy Gonsowski
  • Patent number: 8661990
    Abstract: A tray apparatus is described. The tray apparatus includes a collapsible tray. The collapsible tray includes an inner horizontal support. The tray may also include a plurality of outer horizontal supports. The tray also includes a plurality of collapsible extensions. The collapsible extensions are configured to lock into a perpendicular position from the horizontal supports. The tray also includes a plurality of hinged connectors. The hinged connectors connect the inner and outer horizontal supports with the collapsible extensions. Additionally, the apparatus includes a vertical support. The vertical support is connected to the tray assembly by a tray clutch assembly. The tray apparatus may be attached to a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Reed Crowe
  • Patent number: 8635960
    Abstract: A free ball bearing includes: a main body that has a ball retainer where a ball-retaining recess having an inner surface of a semi-circular recessed surface is formed; a plurality of retainer balls that is disposed on the semi-circular recessed surface of the main body and a main ball that has a diameter larger than the retainer balls and is rotatably supported through the retainer balls; a cover portion that surrounds the ball retainer of the main body while ensuring a predetermined internal space; a retained ball-pressing ring that has a ring-shaped pressing member that is inserted in between the semi-circular recessed surface of the main body and the main ball and presses the retainer balls, and is disposed to be movable in the internal space in the depth direction of the ball-retaining recess, between a pressing position where the retainer balls are pressed and a releasing position where the retainer balls are released; and a releasing mechanism that moves the retained ball-pressing ring from the pressing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Iguchi Kiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Iguchi
  • Patent number: 8505245
    Abstract: The invention can be efficiently used for intensively learning different disciplines, including foreign languages, and for forming and automating operational skills of professionals in different field of activity. It makes it possible to obtain a technical result and a high-quality intensive training. The use of a training aid is developed according to a synergetic theory in the form of a synergetic training device and makes it possible to provide a synergetic variant of intensive training. The synergetic training device is embodied in a dynamic technical device consisting of several soundproof booths which comprise training facilities and technical means using a sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Miroslav Valerjevitsh Bobryshev, Irina Evgenjevna Bobrysheva
  • Patent number: 8371459
    Abstract: A rotatable display carousel may include a stationary central rod and a bottom plate rotatably mounted about the central rod. A plurality of shelf sections may be rotatably positioned above the bottom plate respectively. A rotating mechanism may be used to simultaneously rotate each shelf section respectively by rotating the bottom plate about the central rod. In this manner, each shelf section rotates in sync based upon a rotational speed of the bottom plate. The central rod remains stationary while the bottom plate and the shelf sections rotate respectively. The structural arrangement enables the plurality of shelf sections to be dynamically linked to the bottom plate in such a manner that the shelf sections synchronously rotate upon rotation of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Rekhels
  • Publication number: 20130019783
    Abstract: Four nylon legs were added to old Lazy Susan to allow much improved functionality of the device. Work to date demonstrates that the addition of a set of four nylon legs represents a major departure from, and adds a new dimension to, the age-old Lazy Susan. As such, this seemingly small difference between Lazy Susan and my Moby Susan may prove to be very substantial and significant. Incorporation of Moby Susan as a built-in feature in the design of future microwave ovens is suggested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8272519
    Abstract: A rotatable display carousel may include a stationary central rod and a bottom plate rotatably mounted about the central rod. A plurality of shelf sections may be rotatably positioned above the bottom plate respectively. A rotating mechanism may be used to simultaneously rotate each shelf section respectively by rotating the bottom plate about the central rod. In this manner, each shelf section rotates in sync based upon a rotational speed of the bottom plate. The central rod remains stationary while the bottom plate and the shelf sections rotate respectively. The structural arrangement enables the plurality of shelf sections to be dynamically linked to the bottom plate in such a manner that the shelf sections synchronously rotate upon rotation of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Rekhels
  • Publication number: 20120227641
    Abstract: A rotating apparatus including a base and a rotating element is provided. The base has first and second concave spherical surfaces. The rotating element includes first and second universally-jointing portions. The first universally-jointing portion has a first convex spherical surface. The first convex spherical surface is universally jointed to the first concave spherical surface. The second universally-jointing portion is fixed on the bottom of the first universally-jointing portion and has a second convex spherical surface. A curvature radius of the second convex spherical surface is smaller than a curvature radius of the first convex spherical surface. The first and second convex spherical surfaces have the same curvature center. The second convex spherical surface is universally jointed to the second concave spherical surface and the rotating element is supported on the second concave spherical surface of the base by the second universally-jointing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: CORETRONIC DISPLAY SOLUTION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo-Ming Tseng
  • Patent number: 8256356
    Abstract: A display table assembly for displaying an urn. The display table has a plurality of retractable legs and a table top. Swivably connected to the table top is an urn carriage so that the urn carriage may be rotated for display. The urn carriage has first, second, front, and back sidewalls that enclose an open interior that is of size and shape to receive an urn chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: David Fremming
  • Publication number: 20120201649
    Abstract: Portable turntables or rotation platforms built by assembly enable rotation of vehicles and/or loads of significant size and/or weight. The portable turntables or rotation platforms are highly effective and efficient with respect to materials, construction and environmental impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Kangna Nelson SHEN, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20120199051
    Abstract: A self-tensioning drive belt system includes first and second gears rotatable relative to each other about a common first axis. A drive belt is fixedly secured to the first gear at a first location on the drive belt, and is fixedly secured to the second gear at a second location on the drive belt. A biasing member is disposed between the first and second gears. Various methods of using and assembling the self-tensioning drive system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: BENJAMIN BOOTH EDINGER, JEFFREY DENNIS ROETMAN
  • Publication number: 20120085270
    Abstract: A veterinary table assembly having a support assembly and a table mounted to the support assembly. The table is operable to rotate with respect to the support assembly at least approximately 90 degrees between a first position and a second position. Preferably, the table is also operable to move vertically between a lowered position and a raised position. The table assembly also preferably includes a back panel mounted to the support assembly for restraining an animal on the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Schroer, Perry Crow
  • Publication number: 20120068035
    Abstract: A free ball bearing includes a retainer ball-pressing ring, the retainer ball-pressing ring including a substantially cylindrical pressing member inserted in an internal space between the semispherical recessed surface and the main ball toward the base end; the retainer ball-pressing ring being moved from a pressing position to a standby position along the unit center axis by the ring moving mechanism; the pressing member restricting or preventing rotation of the plurality of retainer balls by pressing the plurality of retainer balls when the retainer ball-pressing ring is at the pressing position; and the plurality of retainer balls of which the rotation is restrained or prevented by the pressing member being released when the retainer ball-pressing ring is at the standby position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: IGUCHI KIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaoru Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20120006237
    Abstract: A free ball bearing includes: a main body that has a ball retainer where a ball-retaining recess having an inner surface of a semi-circular recessed surface is formed; a plurality of retainer balls that is disposed on the semi-circular recessed surface of the main body and a main ball that has a diameter larger than the retainer balls and is rotatably supported through the retainer balls; a cover portion that surrounds the ball retainer of the main body while ensuring a predetermined internal space; a retained ball-pressing ring that has a ring-shaped pressing member that is inserted in between the semi-circular recessed surface of the main body and the main ball and presses the retainer balls, and is disposed to be movable in the internal space in the depth direction of the ball-retaining recess, between a pressing position where the retainer balls are pressed and a releasing position where the retainer balls are released; and a releasing mechanism that moves the retained ball-pressing ring from the pressing
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Kaoru Iguchi