Toggle Type Patents (Class 108/81)
  • Patent number: 10819874
    Abstract: Provided is a positioning adjustment apparatus for a mobile device in scanning and photography, including a main body and a lifting unit. An object to be scanned is placed on the main body, and the mobile device placed on a carrier platform of the lifting unit can move up and down along with the lifting unit to adjust a distance between the mobile device and the object to be scanned. After scanning, a document is sent directly to a shredder. The invention also provides a wireless signal transmission to operate the mobile device for scanning or photography to meet various demands of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 10717544
    Abstract: A toggle release mechanism comprises a base element and a toggle element rotatably mounted at a first end to the base element about a first axis for rotation between a first, locking position and a second, release position. The mechanism further comprises a link element mounted at a first end to a second end of the toggle element about a second axis parallel to the first axis. The first end of the toggle element comprises a first stop and the base element comprises a second stop opposed to the first stop. The first stop and the second stop are in contact when the toggle element is in its locked position, preventing rotational movement of the toggle element in one rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Izabela Pawelec, Krzysztof Kulakowski, Tomasz Olszak
  • Patent number: 10688697
    Abstract: A drape forming apparatus for use in forming a composite structure. The apparatus includes a forming tool including an upper forming surface and at least one side forming surface that extends from the upper forming surface. The forming tool receives at least one layer of composite material over the upper forming surface. The apparatus also includes a flange forming device including a tray coplanarly aligned with the upper forming surface when in a first operating position. The tray is configured to receive a flange portion of the at least one layer of composite material. A pressurized bladder extends over the forming tool and the tray. The pressurized bladder is configured to induce a first force against the tray such that the tray rotates about a pivot line, and such that the flange portion is withdrawn from the tray and draped over the at least one side forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David John Sundquist, Trevor Lee Howard, Eric Eldon Deck, Steven J. Burpo, Kurtis Shuldberg Willden
  • Patent number: 10041283
    Abstract: A snap hinge with damped closing includes a first articulated quadrilateral defined by a coupling plate associated with a fixed element, a first lever and a third lever, which are articulated to the coupling plate, and a second lever interposed between the preceding levers and is articulated thereto. A second articulated quadrilateral has a fixing plate associated with a movable element with which are associated and articulated respective ends of the second lever and of a fourth lever, the opposite end of which is associated and articulated with the first lever. The plates have various arrangements with respect to each other, rotating about a substantially horizontal rotation axis as the hinge moves between the open and closed configurations. The hinge has at least one damping element that acts during closing and is interposed directly between the coupling plate and the second lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: D.G.N. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Daniele Zetti
  • Patent number: 8522769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to outdoor grill accessories, and more particularly, a foldable worktable attachment for an outdoor grill that includes a large table area that is interconnected to a lower shelf by two sets of foldable legs. When in an erect position, the table provides ample space for preparing foods and the like, but when in a collapsed position, the table lies flush against one of the sides of the grill housing, thus, enclosing the lower shelf and supporting legs that are folded and stored between the table and a recessed area included in the grill housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Grill Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Ducate, Jr., Sond-Kae (Robin) Ho
  • Patent number: 5549051
    Abstract: A hinge type drop-leaf support includes a table hinge plate, a leaf hinge plate, and a slotted strut. Both the table hinge plate and the leaf hinge plate are hingedly coupled to each other and each are provided with respective depending legs. One end of the strut is hingedly coupled to table hinge plate leg and the other end of the strut is provided with an L-shaped slot. The leaf hinge plate leg is provided with a pin which engages the L-shaped slot. The L-shaped slot and the depending legs are dimensioned so that the use of a detent is obviated. If desired, a coil spring may be provided at the hinged coupling of the strut and the table hinge plate leg to bias the strut in a downward direction. The L-shaped slot has a long portion and a short portion which form an angle between them which is preferably acute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Harvey Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 4437414
    Abstract: A folding work surface having self-locking, pivotal support arms for selective support and storage upon a vertical wall. A triangular pivot configuration comprising each support arm permits the work surface to be secured upon a wall with a minimum of effort and a maximum of structural reliablilty. A pair of stationary wall brackets pivotally connect the work surface and support arms one to the other and to the wall. Each pivot arm includes an elongated primary support strut pivotally connected to the wall bracket, and a shorter locking arm pivotally coupled to the support strut. The locking arm pivots inwardly to laterally engage the work surface, resting thereagainst in the open, supported position. In the collapsed position, the triangular pivot configuration permits the support arms to fold against the work surface to facilitate storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Syroco, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Brescia, Ross Deacon
  • Patent number: 4392436
    Abstract: A knockdown metal table having legs and a flanged top and including auxiliary components such as a drop leaf and modesty panel having attaching means which in assembly are clamped between the legs and the table flanges. A lift assembly including casters is attached to the legs and is adapted to be selectively actuated to move first one pair of casters and then the other into or out of engagement with a floor surface to permit rolling of the table over said floor surface or to rest the table on the floor surface in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: BMC Products
    Inventor: Raywood C. Weiler
  • Patent number: 4257657
    Abstract: A releasable locking mechanism for maintaining the door of a merchandising machine in an open position for loading or servicing. Respective link arms pivotally interconnected at one end are pivotally coupled at their other ends to the door and to the cabinet for movement to an aligned position limiting further movement of the door away from the cabinet. A spring biases one of the arms from its aligned position against a stop to provide an automatic locking action, while an extension of the link arm coupled to the door permits ready kick release of the arms from their locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1981
    Assignee: Rowe International, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Kurimsky
  • Patent number: 4087127
    Abstract: A seating unit is adapted to support a person in a sitting position in a bath tub or a shower stall and may be folded and stored compactly in an opening in a wall when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: Russell P. Lotta