With Force-multiplying Means Patents (Class 108/147)
  • Patent number: 11472557
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a galley lift. In one embodiment, the galley lift includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion can have a lift platform and a lift platform ram extension. The lower portion can have a lift mechanism and a ram. In some embodiments, the lift platform ram extension is attached to the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Newbauer, Galen James Meyers
  • Patent number: 11470961
    Abstract: A shelf system may have a shelf member, and a biasing bracket attached to the shelf member having a rear portion and a forward portion. The system may also have a biasing member having a first end connected to the rear portion of the biasing bracket and a second end connected to the shelf member. The forward portion of the biasing bracket may have a lower stop adapted to prevent the shelf member from extending below a horizontal orientation. And, a pivot bracket may be located behind the lower stop through which a pivot extends and into the biasing bracket to permit selective movement of the shelf member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Adrian Steel Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthoney Henry, Jr., Joshua Merle Rogers, Joshua Michael Gerez
  • Patent number: 11447251
    Abstract: A configurable interior fixture for a vehicle includes a base assembly, a table assembly and an ottoman cushion. The base assembly is positionable between a lowered position and a raised position. The table assembly includes a center leaf section supported on the base assembly and a side leaf section that is moveable between a stowed position and a use position. The ottoman cushion includes a base frame with a cavity for receiving the table assembly and a cushion assembly attached to the base frame. The interior fixture may be configured as a foot rest by lowering the base assembly, folding the table assembly and attaching the ottoman cushion to the table assembly. The interior fixture may be configured as a table by raising the base assembly, detaching the ottoman cushion from the table assembly and the unfolding the table assembly into the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Joe Guthrie
  • Patent number: 11447335
    Abstract: A system for replenishing a self-service pick-up cabinet, a self-service pick-up cabinet system, an apparatus, and a method are provided. The system for replenishing self-service pick-up cabinet controls, by means of a control system, an goods transport device to acquire replenishing goods at an inlet of a self-service pick-up cabinet, and transports the replenishing goods to a goods locker, which is designated by the control system, of the self-service pick-up cabinet. The self-service pick-up cabinet system comprises the system for replenishing a self-service pick-up cabinet, the self-service pick-up cabinet and an unmanned delivery vehicle. The unmanned delivery vehicle transports and unload the replenishing goods to the inlet of the self-service pick-up cabinet. The replenishing efficiency of the self-service pick-up cabinet is improved and the labor cost is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING JINGDONG QIANSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xianwang Wang
  • Patent number: 11433775
    Abstract: A method of charging a battery system of an electrically powered aircraft that is at a location on the ground. The method moves an Aircraft Charging Unit (ACU) to a position proximate to the location, the ACU having a set of storage batteries, a charge controller, and a connection system. The method further couples the set of storage batteries to the battery system through the connection system of the ACU and causes transfer of energy from the set of storage batteries to the battery system under control of the charge controller. The method then decouples the set of storage batteries from the battery system of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HiveSpot, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Tabetha L. Hinman
  • Patent number: 11371644
    Abstract: A display stand has two spaced apart legs connected by a horizontal support bar that is attachable to multiple displays. Carriage assemblies allow the stand to adjust the vertical position of the displays, shuttles and rails allow the stand to adjust the horizontal positions of the displays, and a central joint on the support bar allows the stand to adjust the angle between the displays. The carriage assemblies can convert rotational movement of adjustment handles into vertical movement of the support bar that is synchronized at both legs whether the support bar is in a straight or angled configuration. Wheels on the shuttles can provide smooth, consistent contact with rails in the support bar despite changes in the nominal dimensions of the rails. The display stand provides improved smoothness, rigidity, and comfort for the user to support and use multiple displays on a single stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Leclerc, Brett W. Degner, Danny L. McBroom, David H. Narajowski, Denis H. Endisch, Kristopher P. Laurent, Simon J. Trivett
  • Patent number: 11357320
    Abstract: A frame for sit-stand-tables comprising a longitudinal member (3), two height-adjustable legs (6, 7) with at least two telescopic profiles, namely an outer and an inner profile, and with a driving mechanism, driven by a motor unit (39), comprising an electric motor (46) and a gear. According to the invention the motor unit (39) is arranged in the longitudinal member (3) and connected to the driving mechanism in the height-adjustable legs (6, 7). Thus, a frame with a simplified construction is achieved. The construction of the legs (6, 7) can be simplified and at the same time the dimensions can be reduced, as it is not necessary to take the building-in of a motor into the legs into consideration. As both legs (6, 7) are driven by a joint motor unit (39), the electric control can also be simplified as it will not have to drive the two legs synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventor: Casper Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 11350737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pick-up device with a height-adjustable pick-up unit and at least one gas pressure spring designed to compensate for forces acting on the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: REALTHINGKS GMBH
    Inventors: Sugandar Swetharanyam, Peter Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 11333431
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage chamber, a drawer door, a rail that slidably couples the drawer door to the cabinet, a driving device provided in the door part, an elevation device provided in the drawer part to vertically ascend or descend at least a portion of the drawer part, and an elevation detection device. The drawer door includes a drawer part configured to be inserted into and withdrawn out of the storage chamber and a door part coupled to the drawer part and configured to open and close the storage chamber. The driving device includes a motor assembly, a screw assembly having a screw and a screw holder, and a lever that couples the screw holder to the elevation device and is configured to be rotated based on the movement of the screw holder along the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Cheolsoon Park
  • Patent number: 11326384
    Abstract: An automatic door opening system suitable for use in an electrical device having a body with an inner chamber, a door hinged to the body from one side, and a processing unit, the automatic door opening system having a rod that allows the door to open by applying a pushing force to the door while moving in a forward direction, and allows the door to be released when the rod brings into the backward position by moving in the backward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: VESTEL BEYAZ ESYA SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Melih Yaman, Burak Ozertug
  • Patent number: 11318055
    Abstract: An ambulance cot loading and unloading system for an emergency vehicle includes a base for mounting in the emergency vehicle and an arm mounted for linear movement along the base, wherein the arm configured to support a cot while the cot is being loaded into or unloaded from the emergency vehicle. The ambulance cot loading and unloading system further includes an indicator mounted relative to the arm and a control system, which is in communication with the indicator and configured to generate a status indication of the cot loading and unloading system at the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Chad Conway Souke, Kurosh Nahavandi, Adam Darwin Downey, Robert Gregory Cox
  • Patent number: 11305971
    Abstract: A lifting device includes a guide unit, a support unit and a lifting unit. The guide unit is extendable and retractable along a direction. The support unit is disposed in the guide unit and includes a securing connector fixed to a seat body and made of elastic material, a support tube connected to the securing connector, and a support member disposed on the support tube. The lifting unit includes a first rod-actuating screw member disposed on the support member and having a first threaded hole, and a threaded rod unit including a first threaded rod extending into the support tube and being threadedly engaged with the first threaded hole, such that the first threaded rod is rotatable by an external force and movable in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 11284709
    Abstract: An electric lifting platform retractable upon hitting an obstruction includes a lifting column, a platform, a controller, and a manipulator. The controller comprises a main control unit and a motor driving circuit. An output end of the main control unit is connected to the motor driving circuit. The electric lifting platform further includes a multi-axis sensor module for acquiring obstruction-hitting data of the platform. As the multi-axis sensor module is connected to an input end of the main control unit, the main control unit transmits a control signal to the motor driving circuit after processing the obstruction-hitting data, and the motor driving circuit controls the lifting column to execute a corresponding retracting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG JIECANG LINEAR MOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojian Lu, Xueli Chen, Yuchen Tan
  • Patent number: 11267682
    Abstract: A position adjustment mechanism for a lifting balance device contains: a first cover and an adjustment device. The first cover includes at least one lifting balance device, and each of the at least one lifting balance device includes a first support, a second support intersected with the first support, and a first shaft configured to connected the first and second supports. The first support includes a first roller arranged on a first end thereof adjacent to the first cover and accommodated in a first track groove on the first cover. The first track groove has the adjustment device arranged therein opposite to the first roller, such that the adjustment device is adjustable to limit a highest lifting position of each of the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Hsien-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 11261600
    Abstract: A functional wall module for at least partially forming an individual space in a building and for positioning and selectively repositioning one or more objects within the individual space. In one implementation, the functional wall module includes a frame having a plurality of frame supports that define an interior space of the frame. The functional wall module additionally includes a bracket configured to support or couple to moveable platforms, the bracket comprising one or more bracket arms extending away from the interior space and from the frame. The functional wall module additionally includes a positioning mechanism within the interior space and connected to the bracket such that the positioning mechanism is operable to reposition the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Geoff W. Gosling, Colin V. Blehm
  • Patent number: 11259630
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods for controlling movement of a desk or table. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a housing arranged with the desk or table and a lever configured to initiate raising or lowering of the desk in response to a force applied by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventors: David B. Seal, Keith D. Alsberg
  • Patent number: 11253057
    Abstract: An adjustable lifting column for adjusting a piece of furniture comprises a drive assembly, a threaded spindle assembly comprising at least two concentrically arranged threaded spindles, of which an outer threaded spindle concentrically surrounds at least one further threaded spindle, a telescopic tube assembly comprising three concentrically arranged telescopic tubes, and a driver mechanism having an internal thread. The threaded spindle assembly is located within the telescopic tube assembly. Two adjacent threaded spindles of the threaded assembly have a common threaded connection. One of the at least two threaded spindles in the threaded spindle assembly is connected to the drive assembly for driving this one threaded spindle. The outer threaded spindle also has an external thread in which the internal thread of the driver mechanism engages. The driver mechanism is connected to a middle telescopic tube of the three telescopic tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: REACTIVE REALITY GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Windhaber
  • Patent number: 11206919
    Abstract: Electrical operating unit comprising a first and a second part, where the two parts can be mutually adjusted. The Operating unit (1) comprises a first part constructed as a housing (2), which contains the electric equipment with at least one electric switch and a second part constructed as a mounting unit (3) for the first part. The two parts are interconnected about a shaft (17), so they can rotate mutually. When the operating unit is mounted the housing (2) will assume a first position, an initial position. By pressing the housing (2) it rotates about the shaft (17) and is brought into a second position, an activation position, where the switch(es) is/are activated in that they are pressed against the second part (3). With this embodiment of the operating unit the piece of furniture can be adjusted in either direction by pressing the housing (2). The housing (2), besides from functioning as a switch, can also be equipped with other switches and displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Madsen Wolf
  • Patent number: 11166546
    Abstract: A height adjustable desk includes a work surface, a first telescoping leg, a second telescoping leg, a driving device, and a switch device. The first telescoping leg and the second telescoping leg are connected to the work surface, and are driven by the driving device to lift or low the work surface to any desired height. The switch device is mounted on the first telescoping leg to be activated when the work surface is moved to a predetermined position. The switch device will turn the motor off to stop the work surface when the switch device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: HI-MAX INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jhih Fan Lin
  • Patent number: 11168770
    Abstract: A drive mechanism for adjusting a position of a vehicle closure, with respect to a vehicle body, is provided. The drive mechanism may include a linear drive and a telescoping arrangement. The linear drive may include a spindle and a spindle nut and the telescoping arrangement may be coupled to the spindle nut and include a pair of gears coupled to one another. As the spindle rotates, the pair of gears may rotate to extend and retract translating portions of the telescoping arrangement in a telescoping manner such that the position of the vehicle closure may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Kim Taylor, Andrew Lakerdas, Mark Farrugia, Alwin Macht, Michael Kuiper
  • Patent number: 11160365
    Abstract: A synchronizing lifter and a lifting table are disclosed that can ensure components supported on the synchronizing lifter cannot be in an inclined state. This has advantages in that by releasing the locking of one of power output portions of a linear driver, a first flexible traction component, a second flexible traction component, a first bracket and a second bracket through a locking mechanism, the driver works and a flexible connection component connected to the output end of the driver can move. The power is transferred to a corresponding bracket that drives a power transfer component to move up or down. The power transfer component drives the other bracket to move up or down, and another bracket drives the other flexible traction component to move. One driver drives the two ends of a synchronizing mechanism to move up and down, so that the structure is simple and costs are kept low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU JELT LIFTING SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengrong Tao, Xiaogang Li
  • Patent number: 11149379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system iron. The system iron of the present invention includes a body including therein a steam generator for generating steam; an ironing plate disposed on the body so as to spray the steam generated by the steam generator to an outside; a height adjustment box, which is retracted into the body and extended outwards from the body so as to adjust a height of the ironing plate; a lock including a first bar, which projects outwards from the height adjustment box so as to limit the movement of the height adjustment box; a lock holder, which is connected to two side surfaces of an end of the lock so as to change the position of the first bar, thereby allowing the height adjustment box to be moved; and a height adjustment lever for moving the lock holder via a wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Woosup Shin
  • Patent number: 11122888
    Abstract: A table arrangement includes a height adjustment mechanisms for movement of one or more height adjustable tabletops. When more than one tabletop is present, each of the tabletops can be independently moveable. Embodiments of the table arrangement can be configured so that a user can manipulate an actuation mechanism to have the tabletop automatically moved to a pre-selected position without the user having to manually control the actuation mechanism to cause the tabletop to move to that pre-selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Lee
  • Patent number: 11107374
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including first and second expansion portions, and a center portion between the first and second expansion portions; a first outer frame connected to the first expansion portion; a second outer frame connected to the second expansion portion; an intermediate frame disposed between the first and second outer frames, and overlapping the center portion of the display panel; a first guide shaft on the intermediate frame; a first motor connected to the first guide shaft; a first slide connected to the first guide shaft and configured to move along the first guide shaft; a first connection portion rotatably connected to one side of the first slide and one end portion of the first outer frame; and a second connection portion rotatably connected to another side of the first slide and one end portion of the second outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaesang Lee, Seulgi Kim, Kangwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11065777
    Abstract: An add-on device for a slicing machine for inserting a separation sheet in between food slices comprises a container containing (a) a sheet tray, (b) a pack of separation sheets positioned on the sheet tray, the pack of separation sheets comprises at least two types of separation sheets, each having a cut-out portion at a different location to allow contacting a second in-line sheet through a top sheet, the separation sheets are organized in said container in an alternating manner, (c) a mechanic/electro-mechanic mechanism for pushing the sheet tray upwards, (d) a three-position lever, the three-position lever comprises a left wing, a right wing and a lever actuator, the lever actuator rotates clockwise and counterclockwise across its longitudinal axis in an alternating manner, and (e) an electronic system to monitor, control, and operate the operation of the add-on device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander Homsky
  • Patent number: 11058216
    Abstract: A height adjustable table is disclosed, comprising at least one electrically height adjustable table column and a control device, wherein the height adjustable table comprises an operating element with at least one fingerprint sensor. Furthermore, a method is disclosed by which the height adjustable table can be controlled using the fingerprint of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kessebohmer Produktions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Melf Hansen
  • Patent number: 11054797
    Abstract: A variable height workstation system includes a base, a variable height platform, a lift mechanism, and a sensor arrangement. The lift mechanism is configured to move the variable height platform within a range of motion between a fully lowered position and a raised position. The sensor arrangement is operatively connected to the variable height platform. The sensor arrangement is configured to sense the position and movement of a user on, above and around the variable height platform for outputting data to determine how the user is positioned on, above and around the variable height platform in comparison to a predetermined target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventor: Tai Hoon K. Matlin
  • Patent number: 11044990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of office furniture, and more particularly to an electric lift table control system and method that realize a resistance back-off. The system comprises a controller, a table (1) and a lifting column (2) for driving the table to move vertically, the lifting column (2) is connected with the controller signal, and further comprises at least one arranged under the table (1) a safety grating (3) for detecting obstacles, each set of safety gratings comprising a transmitting end assembly and a receiving end assembly, and a gap is provided between the safety grating (3) and the lower surface of the table (1), and said The safety light barrier (3) is connected to the controller signal. This will control the lifting column to stop working before encountering obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Lehong Xiang
  • Patent number: 11009587
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for calibrating an electromagnetic sensor of a vehicle. Calibration is performed by positioning a calibration apparatus at known positions relative to the electromagnetic sensor of the vehicle, and taking measurements with respect to each known position. The calibration apparatus disclosed herein further comprises adjustable components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Conrad, Robert Pendygraft, Andrew Prusinowski
  • Patent number: 10986920
    Abstract: A table assembly includes tiltable board, an inclination-monitoring module and an attaching apparatus. The inclination-monitor device includes an electronic module and a power supply. The electronic module includes a sensor for detecting the inclination of the tiltable board and a display for showing the inclination. The power supply includes a battery, a holder and a cover. The battery is located in the holder and electrically connected to the electronic module. The cover is engaged with the holder to keep the battery in the holder. The attaching apparatus includes a shell, an upper frame and a lower frame. The shell is located in a bore made in the tiltable board, and receives the inclination-monitoring device. The upper frame extends on the shell, contacts an upper face of the tiltable table, and includes a window to expose the display. The lower frame covers the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TCT NANOTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10948043
    Abstract: A damping device for structure includes a base frame installed on a target place, an air floating mass disposed on the base frame to blow off air, a TMD mass disposed above the base frame to float with an air pressure, one pair of guiderail units disposed on X-direction both sides of the base frame along the X direction respectively, slider units disposed to be slidable in the X direction relative to the guiderail units, coupled to each X-direction side face of the TMD mass and each including a slider moving up/down mechanism part which moves down a slider when the TMD mass floats, an oil damper attached to the base frame to exert an attenuation action on the TMD mass and a coil spring attached to the base frame to exert a restoration action on the TMD mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: SANSEI AIR DANSHIN SYSTEM, LTD., OHMOTO GUMI CO., LTD., KONKUK UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION CORP, GRADIENT WIND ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurabayashi, Shoichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10928000
    Abstract: An electric lifting frame includes a lifting pedestal and a remote control. The lifting pedestal includes a supporting base, a lifting rod detachably connected to the supporting base, and a transmission mechanism, a motor, a controller, and a power supply provided at the lifting rod. The motor is configured to effect extension and retraction of the lifting rod via the transmission mechanism. The controller is configured to control starting and stopping and a rotation direction of the motor. The power supply is configured to supply electric energy to the motor and the controller. The controller is further configured to determine a remaining capacity of the power supply and calculate a number of remaining available times of use according to the remaining capacity, a power of the motor, and a stroke of the transmission mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN VGOODE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huaide Ren, Ying Zhang, Yuan Huo, Wentao Wang
  • Patent number: 10912380
    Abstract: A height-adjustable table with a stop control system includes a tabletop, a table leg, a power supply, a lifting module, a sensing module, a sound module, a main control unit, and a manual controller. Through the design of the sensing module and the main control unit, when a person or an object is approaching during the descent of the tabletop, the sensing module feeds back the received signal to the main control unit and controls the lifting module to stop running. The structural design is clever and reasonable, easy to use, practical, and can be widely used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DONG GUAN SONG WEI ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weilin Lu
  • Patent number: 10875750
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device for an approximately horizontal mobile platform that is able to be set in movement in a vertical direction between a high position and a low position, and having a frame supporting the platform, said actuating device having at least one rigid chain actuated by at least one motor secured to the frame, and a guide member for guiding the rigid chain between a position substantially extended in the direction of the ground and a position substantially stowed parallel to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LIFT'O
    Inventor: Antoine Bodechon
  • Patent number: 10863822
    Abstract: A novel workstation which incorporates an acoustical dome for increased acoustic and visual privacy for the user. The workstation further is adjustable in height such that it is able to accommodate a range of users from the 5th percentile seated female to the 95th percentile standing male according to the dictates of ANSI/HFES100-2007 national ergonomic standard. The workstation is further designed to be in electrical and data communication with other workstations to optimize the workstation density in an open working environment without compromising user privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Xybix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Carson, Barry R. Carson, Steve Holan
  • Patent number: 10863820
    Abstract: An elevating post includes a transmission (10), a driver (20), an outer tube (30) and a moving assembly (40). The driver (20) is connected to the transmission (10). The outer tube (30) receives the transmission (10) and the driver (20) and has a tube body (31) with a longitudinal trough (311). Two closed sections (312, 313) are separately disposed outside two ends of the longitudinal trough (311). The moving assembly (40) is operatably connected to the transmission (10) and has a plate (43) protruding from the tube body (31) by passing through the longitudinal trough (311) and being movable in the longitudinal trough (311).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TIMOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10827829
    Abstract: A system for managing the elevation of a workstation, the system comprising a frame, a worktop having an upper worksurface, at least a first powered vertical-displacement drive mechanism connected between the frame and the worktop and arranged to selectively vertically displace the worktop with respect to the frame, a presence sensor and a processor linked to the drive mechanism and the sensor, the processor using information from the presence sensor to track user presence at the workstation and, upon detecting that the workstation is unoccupied, automatically controlling the drive mechanism to move the worktop from a current height to a scheduled height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Labrosse, Michael Xinjie Chu, Scott Sullivan, Matthew N. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10820690
    Abstract: The invention is about a synchronous lifting mechanism, with a first inner fixed tube and a second inner fixed tube and that the synchronous lifting mechanism has a synchronizing mechanism, the synchronizing mechanism include a first support of which one end is in clearance fit with the inside of the first inner fixed tube and a second support of which one end is in clearance fit with the inside of the second inner fixed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shengrong Tao, Xiaogang Li
  • Patent number: 10813450
    Abstract: A mobile workstation with adjustable height of the present disclosure may comprise a top assembly, an adjustment assembly, and a bottom assembly. Adjustment assembly may comprise telescopically engaged segments. One or more pulleys or pulley assemblies may be disposed within one or more of the segments to allow for withdrawing and retracting segments from one another at the same rate. Actuation of the raising or lowering of the overall height of the mobile workstation may be realized through either a manual actuation or an electronic element such as a linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Albers, Connor James Osowski, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Rainer Bernhard Teufel, Todd Linthicum, Jay F. Perkins, David Simpson, Nicholas Leonard Blackburn, Jon Robert Neil Hamilton, Michael C. Couch, Darin Gregory Whittington
  • Patent number: 10800208
    Abstract: A front suspension wheel for mobile robotic devices that can be compressed into or decompressed out of a main body of a mobile robotic device to facilitate driving the mobile robotic device over obstacles, thresholds and the like. The wheel will provide the mobile robotic device with information such as how fast the wheel is traveling. The wheel is easily removable by hand by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Masoud Nasiri Sarvi, Scott McDonald
  • Patent number: 10802473
    Abstract: A height adjustable table assembly system comprising a worktop, a frame, a height adjustment subassembly integrated into the table assembly and adapted to cause worktop elevation adjustment, a user interface and a processor programmed to perform the steps of, while the worktop is at a current elevation position, upon sensing a quick multiple activation of the interface, controlling the height adjustment subassembly to move the worktop to a stored elevation position and upon sensing a prolonged activation of the interface, controlling the height adjustment subassembly to change worktop elevation while the prolonged activation persists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Labrosse, Michael Xinjie Chu, Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10791826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a desk system having a freestanding leg assembly, a frame being attachable to an upper portion of the freestanding leg assembly and an adjustable height desktop platform comprising a table top and a supporting leg assembly. The supporting leg assembly may extend between the frame and the table top and the supporting leg assembly may have a scissor lift for adjusting the height of the table top away from the freestanding leg assembly. Disclosed is a desk system having a telescoping leg assembly, configured to adjustable raise or lower a table top of the desk. Disclosed is a desk system with an interface to power the adjustable desk, wherein the interface is visible and operable through the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TWIN-STAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Crowe, Wally Wang
  • Patent number: 10792519
    Abstract: A focused ultrasonic transducer navigation system attaches to a patient and includes a housing that contains an ultrasonic device. An alignment system moves the housing, and moves the ultrasonic device within the housing, so a focal point of ultrasonic energy from the ultrasonic device is aligned in x, y, and z planes with a target location in the patient. The alignment system realigns the focal point of the ultrasonic device with the same patient target location over multiple therapy sessions eliminating repeated use of an MRI system for repeatedly realigning the ultrasonic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BRAINSONIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Walter William Wurster, Michael Allen Gustafson, Elaine Patrice Pelletier, Richard Alan Waltz
  • Patent number: 10765201
    Abstract: A workstation includes a partition unit to form a workspace, in which a desk board, two lifting mechanisms are provided. Each of the lifting mechanisms has a linkage set and a movable member connected to the linkage set. The linkage sets are moved by one or more motor, and the movable member is connected to the desk board. The motor moves the linkage sets so as to lift and lower the desk board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Jhih-Fan Lin
  • Patent number: 10758039
    Abstract: An adjustable platform having an upper platform surface, at least two leg assemblies supporting the upper platform surface, and a drive mechanism that is configured to extend or retract the leg assemblies between a first position, in which each leg assembly is retracted to lower the platform toward ground, and a second position, in which each leg assembly is extended to raise the platform away from the ground. The drive mechanism includes a single motor that is drivingly coupled to each of the at least two leg assemblies, in which the drive mechanism is configured to simultaneously extend or retract both of the at least two leg assemblies between the first position and second position to thereby lower or raise the upper platform surface relative to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WORKRITE ERGONOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Allen, William Rabbitt
  • Patent number: 10646033
    Abstract: A mobile workstation can include a head unit assembly. A worksurface can be coupled to the head unit assembly and configured to translate with respect to the head unit assembly between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A glide can be rotatably coupled to the head unit assembly and engaged with the worksurface. The glide can include a latch configured to translate with respect to a glide body of the glide. The mobile workstation can include a worksurface opening mechanism having a locking configuration and an unlocking configuration. The worksurface opening mechanism can include a latch release handle moveably coupled to the head unit assembly. Movement of the latch release handle can transition the worksurface opening mechanism between the locked configuration and the unlocked configuration. A release assembly can selectively engage with the first latch. A lift system can bias the worksurface away from the head unit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Christopher Lindblad, Jeffrey Randall Mensing, George Charles Willard Runger
  • Patent number: 10649422
    Abstract: A variable height workstation system includes a base, a variable height platform, a lift mechanism, and a sensor arrangement. The lift mechanism is configured to move the variable height platform within a range of motion between a fully lowered position and a raised position. The sensor arrangement is operatively connected to the variable height platform. The sensor arrangement is configured to sense the position and movement of a user on, above and around the variable height platform for outputting data to determine how the user is positioned on, above and around the variable height platform in comparison to a predetermined target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventor: Tai Hoon K. Matlin
  • Patent number: 10648594
    Abstract: An adjustable Vertical Support Member (VSM) that can be raised or lowered by turning a crank. Each VSM consists of a outer frame that has a base, and an inner frame that is adjustably positioned within the outer frame. A crank system is provided to lift (or lower) the inner frame as needed to restore the pipe to its original position. In this way, a pipeline can be set easily over varied terrain or, for operational reasons, at different heights, without equipment or large crews.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10648727
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a front panel door part, a drawer part located rearward of the front panel door part, and a connection device that is located at the front panel door part, that is configured to couple the front panel door part with the drawer part, and that is configured to transmit power from the front panel door part to the drawer part. The connection device includes an exposed portion that is exposed through the rear surface of the front panel door part and that allows a user to manipulate the connection device, and the connection device is configured to, based on a manipulation of the exposed portion of the connection device by the user, decouple the front panel door part from the drawer part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jinho Kim
  • Patent number: 10627156
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes: a cabinet; a front panel door part; a drawer part configured to be connected to the front panel door part and to insert into and withdraw from the cabinet based on movement of the front panel door part relative to the cabinet; a support member located in the drawer part and configured to seat an object stored in the drawer part; and an elevation device that is located at each of a first side surface of the drawer part and a second side surface of the drawer part, that is configured to be coupled to each of a first side of the support member and a second side of the support member, and that is configured to elevate the support member relative to the drawer part in a state in which the drawer part is withdrawn from a lower storage space defined in the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Daekil Kang