With Diverse Art Portion Or Attachment Patents (Class 16/223)
  • Patent number: 10821898
    Abstract: Various embodiments for mirror mounting assemblies for supporting one or more mirrors are provided. In addition, various alternative methods of installing the mirror mounting assemblies are also provided. The mirror mounting assemblies provide various fixed support portions configured to support one or more mirror mounting arms, which are preferably movable. In some embodiments, the fixed support portion comprises an upper and lower support member and a lateral support brace each configured to be fixedly connected to the vehicle at a separate location. One or more mirror mounting arms may be attached to the fixed support portion by one or more conjoining mechanisms. In other embodiments, the fixed support portion comprises a metal mounting plate configured to be fixedly connected to the vehicle at existing upper door hinge mounting holes. The mounting plate includes at least one conjoining mechanism for connecting one or more mirror mounting arms thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROSCO, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Englander, Julian Serer, Joe Ippolito
  • Patent number: 10800374
    Abstract: A latch assembly for providing travel of a closure panel of a vehicle away from a latch during a collision event, the latch assembly compromising: a mounting plate of the latch for mounting a set of latch components thereon including a ratchet coupled to a pawl for retaining and releasing a mating latch component with respect to a slot of the latch, the mating latch component mounted to the closure panel, the latch components further including a secondary catch, the mounting plate connected to a body of the vehicle; a support plate coupled to the mounting plate by a support connector, the support connector providing a sliding connection between the support plate and the mounting plate along an axis; a blocking member mounted to one of the support plate and the mounting plate, such that engagement of the blocking member limits relative displacement between the support plate and the mounting plate along the axis; an actuation system mounted on the support plate, the actuation system for moving by the travel the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Csaba Szente, John Distefano, Ioan Dorin Ilea
  • Patent number: 10804683
    Abstract: An integral or one-piece cover plate for a household appliance includes at least one integrated cable duct for an electrical cable, which is constructed to be open to a top side of the cover plate in the circumferential direction about a longitudinal duct axis. The cover plate additionally has at least one hose duct for a hose. A household appliance and a method for assembly of a cover plate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Lindel, Michael Krapp, Yun Dai
  • Patent number: 10773484
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a composite sandwich panel, a seal, and a hinge. The composite sandwich panel has a first edge in a first over-crush edge region, wherein a thickness of the composite sandwich panel decreases within the first over-crush edge region in a direction towards the first edge. The seal is bonded to the first over-crush edge region of the composite sandwich panel and extending past the first edge. The hinge is connected to the composite sandwich panel such that an axis of rotation of the hinge is positioned over the first over-crush edge region of the composite sandwich panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen M. Young, Jason Turner, Kevin G. Swanson, Duane M. Egging
  • Patent number: 10760311
    Abstract: A dual axis hinge assembly couples first and second hinges to each other with a central barrel and routes cables across hinge axles with cable channels formed in the axles. The dual axis hinge assembly rotationally couples information handling system housing portions to each other and routes cables between the housing portions distal the barrel by running the cables through a channel formed in each axle of one of the hinges with the cable entering one axle distal the barrel, routing through the axle to a position proximate the barrel, crossing the hinge to enter the other hinge axle proximate the barrel and routing though the other axle to exit distal the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Laurent A. Regimbal, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10748394
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining a state of a barrier includes identifying, based at least in part on a barrier sensor, a first position of the barrier. In one embodiment, the barrier sensor may be positioned at a first side of the barrier, and a magnet may be positioned adjacent to the barrier sensor at the first side of the barrier. The magnet may be positioned at an angle with respect to the barrier sensor. The method may further include determining, based at least in part on the barrier sensor and the magnet, when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position; and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in position of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Day
  • Patent number: 10721828
    Abstract: An assembly structure is formed of generally rigid layers of material bonded to generally flexible layers so as to form apparatus including hinges, bearings, and other translating and rotating subunits along with embedded functional devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vibrant Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Pratheev Sabaratnam Sreetharan, Andrew Baisch
  • Patent number: 10669762
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for pivotally joining the opposing halves of a carryable case, especially a case for housing an electronic apparatus. The disclosed hinge is adapted to convey electrical conductors from one half of the case to the other, while protecting them from damage by excessive flexing, abrasion, moisture, and debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nexus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin W. Bomer
  • Patent number: 10627872
    Abstract: A hinge, can be used for a stand of an electronic device, includes: a first hinge shaft that is provided in a rotation fulcrum of a rotary body and rotatably supports the rotary body from first rotational position to second rotational position; a second hinge shaft that is provided in parallel with the first hinge shaft; a coupling member that couples the first hinge shaft and the second hinge shaft together and is rotatably supported by the second hinge shaft; a stopper that is provided to the coupling member and regulates the second rotational position by abutting the rotary body; and a rotation restriction mechanism that restricts rotation of the coupling member until a load in a rotational direction, which is exerted on the coupling member with respect to the second hinge shaft as a center, exceeds a threshold load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventors: Kouichi Shinotou, Hideki Watanabe, Tadanori Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10619391
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating a vehicle door in an emergency, the apparatus being disposed to a hinge, which includes a hinge base disposed to a vehicle body, a hinge bracket disposed to a side of a door and overlapping with the hinge base, and a hinge bolt disposed through the hinge base and the hinge bracket, and which allows the door to be rotatable relative to the vehicle body, so that the hinge bracket is separated from the hinge base, may include a breaking member provided in the hinge bolt to break the hinge bolt when a hinge breaking signal is input to the breaking member from the outside, and a hinge bolt removal device configured to remove the hinge bolt from the hinge base and the hinge bracket when the hinge bolt is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Keun Yoo, Sang-Heon Lee, Min-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10612296
    Abstract: A laundry appliance door assembly with a wire cover to protect the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge where it has a tendency to get pulled and damaged when the door is in motion. The wire cover includes a wire cover and a wire conduit coaxially connected together allowing the wire cover to rotate relative to the wiring conduit while within alignment of the hinge rotational axis. The wire cover comprises two lateral halves for ease of installation where it is designed to encase the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William Frantz, Timothy E. Heater, Ndjeka K. Luhahi, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jose Aldo Ramirez, Scott T. Thalls
  • Patent number: 10465969
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a case body; a first door, pivotally connected to the case body by using a first hinge; and a second door, pivotally connected to the first door by using a second hinge. The top of the first door is provided with a first installation portion adapted to install the first hinge and a second installation portion adapted to install the second hinge. The second installation portion includes a groove recessed downwards from the first installation portion. The solution of the present invention can reserve more space for movement of a door body along a height direction, thereby avoiding interference between the first hinge and the second hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Yaoguo Xu, Chuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10444789
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first base plate, a second base plate coupled to the first base plate to allow the second base plate to be rotated on the basis of a rotation axis between the first base plate and the second base plate, a moving plate coupled to the second base plate and configured to slide along a first direction with respect to the second base plate, a pop-up plate configured to move along a second direction corresponding to a thickness direction of the second base plate on the second base plate in accordance with a movement of the moving plate, and a display panel including a first portion coupled to the first base plate and a second portion coupled to the moving plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangwol Lee
  • Patent number: 10443783
    Abstract: Portable lifting and transferring techniques for assisting in the mobility of disabled persons are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a portable lifting and transferring apparatus for assisting disabled persons that is compact, lightweight, and portable for use in different locations. Preferably, such an apparatus would provide multiple pivot points for providing multiple degrees of maneuvering freedom when lifting and transferring disabled persons and/or their mobility devices and for providing compatibility with a wide range of vehicles. The techniques may also be realized in other embodiments as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas F. Egan
  • Patent number: 10415281
    Abstract: A portable door locking system includes a door that is hingedly positioned in a door jamb and the door includes a hinge. A locking unit is provided and the locking unit is selectively coupled to the hinge. The locking unit extends laterally between the door and the door jamb. In this way the door abuts the locking unit when the door is urged into an open position. The locking unit inhibits the door from being opened to inhibit an intruder from entering the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Enos, Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 10407956
    Abstract: A metal cabinet with electrically conductive hinges comprises a cabinet body and a cabinet door that are made of an electrically conductive metal. An LED luminous body is disposed in the cabinet door, and at least two electrically conductive hinges for enabling the cabinet door to rotate relative to the cabinet body are disposed between the cabinet door and the cabinet body. Each of the hinges comprises a first hinge body and a second hinge body. The first hinge body is connected to a first electrically conducts wire connecting the first hinge body to a power supply. A first outer insulation pad is disposed between the first hinge body and the cabinet body. The second hinge body is connected to a second electrically conductive wire connecting the second hinge body to the LED luminous body. A second outer insulation pad is disposed between the second hinge body and the cabinet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Maolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10296048
    Abstract: A portable electronic device, including a first unit, a second unit and a hinge structure, is disclosed. The first unit includes a first display portion, a first back portion and a first receiving groove disposed on the first back portion. The second unit includes a second display portion and a second back portion selectively stacked with the first back portion. The hinge structure is disposed in the first receiving groove of the first unit and includes a fixing element disposed in the first receiving groove, a sliding element slidably disposed on the fixing element and a rotary element disposed on an outer side of the sliding element, wherein the second unit is pivoted to the rotary element via the second back portion. In this way, the hinge structure will not protrude outside the first and second units when the portable electronic device is in the folded status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Jer Wang, Yi Cheng Lin, I-Cheng Chuang, Chi-Hung Lin, Kuan-Ku Kuo
  • Patent number: 10254722
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The system includes a plurality of switch terminals at the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system. The first computer system produces a command or data output that relates to at least one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device. A second switch terminal includes a second plurality of sensors coupled to a second computer system. A front module includes a pivot and a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10194136
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording an image of an object field on a body from outside of the body has a shank and an optical unit. The optical unit includes an observation optical unit for recording the image of the object field and is rotatable about an axis of rotation. The observation optical unit has a first stereo channel and a second stereo channel that each has one objective and at least one electronic image recorder. The observation optical unit includes at least one filter that is swivelable into a beam path of the observation optical unit. The at least one filter is swivelable about a swivel axis that is substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation. At least one filter is swivelable into a beam path of the observation optical unit and into a spatial region arranged laterally with respect to the beam paths of both stereo channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Schwarz, Christian Graf
  • Patent number: 10168746
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a hinge mechanism to pivotally connect housings of a computing device along an axis. As an example, the hinge mechanism includes a guide rail fixed to the first housing, a base block fixed to the second housing, and a rotary element to constrain the guide rail to the base block, wherein the guide rail and the base block are concentric along the axis, and the guide rail is to rotate around the base block. As an example, the hinge mechanism includes a rotation assembly comprising a slot on one end to receive a pin of the guide rail in order to link the guide rail to the rotation assembly. As an example, the rotation assembly is to provide a level of resistance to a torque provided when opening or closing the first housing with respect to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Mark David Senatori
  • Patent number: 10169283
    Abstract: Described herein is a main board serial AT attachment (SATA) connector and SATA adapter that permits the assembly or disassembly of a STB (set-top box) and HDD (hard disk drive) dock without requiring that the unit be opened by a skilled technician. The SATA connector and SATA adapter may be keyed to prevent tampering or unauthorized connection of an external hard drive. Alignment and guide features may be included for easy assembly of the STB and HDD dock. The connector and adapter may be designed in such a way as to allow for simple modifications to correspond with various STB and HDD dock designs by adjusting the mating height of the connector and adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Carol Mathews, Jamie J. Swift, Joseph W. Scabarozi, Jr., Steven M. Corso, Charles F. Niesley, Frederick W. Schimmel
  • Patent number: 10138672
    Abstract: There is an apparatus for viewing on another side of a door comprising at least one mount, and at least one electronic device configured to be coupled to the at least one mount. There can be at least one camera coupled to the electronic device and to the at least one mount. There can also be at least one coupling element for coupling the electronic device to the mount and wherein the mount is configured to allow the electronic device to be mounted on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Serge B. Hoyda
  • Patent number: 10133303
    Abstract: A display device includes a bottom chassis including first and second bottom portions, a mold frame including first and second frame portions disposed in respective first and second bottom portions, a hinge portion configured to couple the first and second frame portions to each other, a flexible display panel disposed on the mold frame and the hinge portion, a first curvature adjusting portion disposed between one side of the hinge portion and the display panel and coupled to the first frame portion, a second curvature adjusting portion disposed between the opposite side of the hinge portion and the display panel and coupled to the second frame portion, a first support portion coupled to the hinge portion and configured to support the first curvature adjusting portion, and a second support portion coupled to the hinge portion and configured to support the second curvature adjusting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Min Park, Sang Wol Lee
  • Patent number: 10125920
    Abstract: Portable lifting and transferring techniques for assisting in the mobility of disabled persons are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a portable lifting and transferring apparatus for assisting disabled persons that is compact, lightweight, and portable for use in different locations. Preferably, such an apparatus would provide multiple pivot points for providing multiple degrees of maneuvering freedom when lifting and transferring disabled persons and/or their mobility devices and for providing compatibility with a wide range of vehicles. The techniques may also be realized in other embodiments as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas F. Egan
  • Patent number: 10066868
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Stevan R. Dolinsek, Timothy A. Fulton, Daryl L. Harmon, Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 10042601
    Abstract: In some implementations a computing device may comprise at least a first display device and a second display device. The computing device may receive a selection to display protected content. The computing device may determine a display mode associated with the first display device and the second display device. The computing device may determine an orientation (e.g., landscape or portrait) and modify (e.g., by rotating) the content based on the orientation to create modified content. The computing device may determine a routing of the modified content and route the modified content to at least one of the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10013021
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device can include a lid, and a base coupled to the lid by a hinge. The hinge can include a first disc including a first pin coupled to the lid and an inner surface. The hinge can include a second disc including a second pin coupled to the base and an outer surface. The first disc can be concentric with and can partially surround the second disc. The hinge can further include a friction element disposed between the inner surface of the first disc and the outer surface of the second disc. The first disc can be configured to rotate about the second disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Yoshimichi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9988832
    Abstract: A modular door assembly is adapted for installation on existing open frame vehicles formed of tubular members. A novel tubular hinge construction provides support for the door assembly while allowing rotational movement of the door in use. Alternative vehicle elements may also be secured to and operable on the novel hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Hirneise
  • Patent number: 9970214
    Abstract: A door or window arrangement has a panel movable relative to an opening bounded by a frame so as to close against a strike jamb or move away from it. A locking element moves between a locked state in which it engages between the panel and the strike jamb to prevent separation of the panel from the strike jamb and a released state in which the panel can be separated from the strike jamb. A linkage is displaced by a terminal part of a closing motion of the panel so that completion of the closing motion can only occur when the locking element assumes its locked state. Preferably, the linkage is deployed so that force applied to displace the panel through the terminal part of the closing motion results in a force applied to the locking element to displace it towards its locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DAN RAZ LTD
    Inventor: Amir Raz
  • Patent number: 9933764
    Abstract: A rotating shaft device, an electronic device and a control method thereof are provided according to the present application. The rotating shaft device includes a driving component and a rotating component. The driving component is configured to receive a control signal, and adjust a torsion force of the rotating component based on the control signal. In the case that the rotating shaft device is applied on the electronic device, various control signals may be provided to control the driving component to adjust a torsion force of the rotating component by the controller, such that the torsion force of the electronic device in a folding or unfolding process is smaller than the torsion force of the electronic device in a state being maintained, which solves the issue of poor user experience resulted from being difficult to fold or unfold and inconvenient to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhigang Na, Huajun Dong, Maojiang Shen
  • Patent number: 9863577
    Abstract: Portable lifting and transferring techniques for assisting in the mobility of disabled persons are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a portable lifting and transferring apparatus for assisting disabled persons that is compact, lightweight, and portable for use in different locations. Preferably, such an apparatus would provide multiple pivot points for providing multiple degrees of maneuvering freedom when lifting and transferring disabled persons and/or their mobility devices and for providing compatibility with a wide range of vehicles. The techniques may also be realized in other embodiments as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas F. Egan
  • Patent number: 9823705
    Abstract: Examples include discreet wiring coupling a physical keyboard to a mobile device. The keyboard includes a user interface component including a first housing body aligned substantially along a first axis, a device interface component including a second housing body aligned substantially along a second axis, and one or more conductors coupling the user interface component to the device interface component. A hinge assembly includes a first hinge body coupled to the first housing body such that the hinge assembly is movably coupled to the user interface component and a second hinge body coupled to the second housing body such that the hinge assembly is movably coupled to the device interface component. The conductors include a first segment extending substantially along the first axis and a second segment extending substantially along the second axis. Aspects enable a user to use a physical keyboard to provide input to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David I. Rosen, Joshua C. Grant, Eugene Lee, David O. Whitt, III, Hua Wang, Filipp Demenschonok, Rahul Marwah
  • Patent number: 9825443
    Abstract: A power transfer unit is disclosed. In a first implementation of the disclosed power transfer unit, a tubular assembly of the power transfer unit includes an encapsulated elbow hinge design with a reduced profile that permits substantially off-center installation of the housings of the power transfer unit. In a second implementation of the disclosed power transfer unit, the tubular assembly includes an inverted, telescoping tubing design that does not come apart during installation and use, and in some implementations may act as a stop for a closable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURAL BUILDERS HARDWARE MFG., INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Kirti Shah, Kanav Mahesh Chhatbar
  • Patent number: 9808128
    Abstract: An adjustable bracket assembly for securing an edge of a panel relative to a surface. The adjustable bracket assembly includes a mounting member and a bracket member. The mounting member has a body configured for mounting on the surface and defining at least two fastening screw receiving holes. The bracket member includes an extension arm extending perpendicularly to a mounting arm. The extension arm includes a panel clamp and the mounting arm includes a mounting plate extending therefrom. The mounting plate defines at least two fastening screw holes and at least two adjustment screw holes therethrough. A fastening screw extends through each fastening screw hole and is received in a respective fastening screw receiving hole. An adjustment screw is positioned in each adjustment screw hole and is threadably adjustable to contact the mounting member body and adjust the angular relationship between the bracket member and the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BATH AUTHORITY LLC
    Inventor: Michael Minkovich
  • Patent number: 9803409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hinge device for opening and closing a cover of office equipment, and more particularly to a hinge device disposed at a cover which is rotatably opened and closed and having a multi-layered cam and a slider, so that a free stop section and a slow down section are performed in closing the cover, thereby reducing a noise in closing the cover and improving a sensibility of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Dae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9783113
    Abstract: A side view mirror assembly includes a retention mechanism, a securing mechanism, and a reflective surface. The retention mechanism may be configured to engage at least a portion of a windowsill of a vehicle. The securing mechanism may be connected to the retention mechanism and configured to removably secure the mirror assembly to a surface of the vehicle. The reflective surface may be connected to the retention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Geneva Toth, Justin Matthew Andrade, Christopher John Stoffel
  • Patent number: 9728895
    Abstract: A busbar connector assembly includes a dynamic head configured to be secured to one of a busbar and an electronic device, a static head configured to be secured to the other of the busbar and the electronic device, and a connector configured to flexibly secure the dynamic head and the static head so that the dynamic head is capable of moving relative to the static head. Other aspects of the busbar connector assembly and methods of connecting an electronic device to a busbar are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhang Yanli
  • Patent number: 9660427
    Abstract: A power transfer unit is disclosed. In a first implementation of the disclosed power transfer unit, a tubular assembly of the power transfer unit includes an encapsulated elbow hinge design with a reduced profile that permits substantially off-center installation of the housings of the power transfer unit. In a second implementation of the disclosed power transfer unit, the tubular assembly includes an inverted, telescoping tubing design that does not come apart during installation and use, and in some implementations may act as a stop for a closable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Architectural Builders Hardware Mfg., Inc.
    Inventors: Ankit Kirti Shah, Kanav Mahesh Chhatbar
  • Patent number: 9635777
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis having a plurality of sides, a bezel located at an end of the chassis, two fixing members fastened to opposite sides of the chassis, and two slide members. Each slide member is respectively slidably attached to the corresponding fixing member. The bezel is slidably sandwiched between the two slide members. The bezel is configured to rotate relative to the slide members. The bezel includes a pair of hooks formed at two opposite ends thereof and configured to be releasably latched by the two fixing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Qing-Hai Su
  • Patent number: 9624706
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is disclosed herein. An example includes a first knuckle including a first wall that defines a first cavity and second knuckle including a second wall that defines a second cavity. The example also includes a friction element disposed in both the first cavity defined by the first wall of the first knuckle and the second cavity defined by the second wall of the second knuckle to both rotatably and resistively couple the first knuckle to the second knuckle by application of a force directed toward the first wall and the second wall, the friction element including a third wall that defines a third cavity. Modifications and additions to, as well as other examples of, the hinge assembly are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9618152
    Abstract: Adjustment device for a support arm system, support arm system includes a support arm for holding an object, a hinge part having a receiving portion for securing the support arm, and the hinge part being rotatably mounted on a hinge retainer. Support arm is securable with an end face to the hinge part, and a deployment angle of the support arm being adjustable using adjustment device which is formed from a wedge-shaped adjustment head that interacts with a slide incline of the hinge part and the end face of the support arm. Adjustment head includes a wedge surface and a pressure surface that lies opposite wedge surface, and adjustment head is adjustable such that the wedge surface slides along on the slide incline and pressure surface therefore pressing against end face of the support arm such that the deployment angle of the support arm can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ROLEC Gehäuse-Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Friedhelm Rose
  • Patent number: 9600035
    Abstract: A display device includes a bottom chassis including first and second bottom portions, a mold frame including first and second frame portions disposed in respective first and second bottom portions, a hinge portion configured to couple the first and second frame portions to each other, a flexible display panel disposed on the mold frame and the hinge portion, a first curvature adjusting portion disposed between one side of the hinge portion and the display panel and coupled to the first frame portion, a second curvature adjusting portion disposed between the opposite side of the hinge portion and the display panel and coupled to the second frame portion, a first support portion coupled to the hinge portion and configured to support the first curvature adjusting portion, and a second support portion coupled to the hinge portion and configured to support the second curvature adjusting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Min Park, Sang Wol Lee
  • Patent number: 9594401
    Abstract: A notebook computer includes a first housing layer, a frame member layer, and a second housing layer. The first housing layer and the second housing layer encloses the frame member layer, the frame member layer is located within an interior enclosing space defined by the first housing layer and the second housing layer. The first and second housing layers are capable of moving along with movement of the frame member layer and form an overall appearance with two hierarchies of the notebook computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Runsheng Liang, Ning Wang, Fenglang Li
  • Patent number: 9551175
    Abstract: A hinge for the pivotable arrangement of a hood or panel on the support structure of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The hinge includes a basic part and a hinge arm pivotably mounted on the basic part at a hinge axis. The basic part includes a fastening portion which is fastened to the support structure. The basic part further includes at least one mounting bracket axially spaced from the fastening portion from at least one body outside panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Klaus Labbe
  • Patent number: 9535466
    Abstract: An electronic assembly including a first body having at least one recess, a first electronic module disposed within the first body, at least one first terminal set disposed within the recess and electrically connected to the first electronic module, a second body having at least one protruding portion, a second electronic module disposed within the second body and at least one second terminal set disposed in the protruding portion, partially exposed by the surface of the protruding portion and electrically connected to the second electronic module. The first and the second bodies are assembled to each other by the protruding portion inserting into the recess, and the first terminal set contacts the second terminal set, such that the first and the second electronic modules are electrically connected to each other through the first and the second terminal sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Mu Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chun-I Chen, Hsien-Wei Chen, Yu-Shih Wang, Chen-Chih Hou
  • Patent number: 9511739
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a product comprising an airbag which propels a moving member that releases a hood hinge mechanism upon deployment and which deploys a cushion to provide pedestrian protection from at least one of a rearward region of the hood, a lower windshield, an A-pillar, an outboard region of a hood, or a fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Scott D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9507386
    Abstract: Examples include discreet wiring coupling a physical keyboard to a mobile device. The keyboard includes a user interface component including a first housing body aligned substantially along a first axis, a device interface component including a second housing body aligned substantially along a second axis, and one or more conductors coupling the user interface component to the device interface component. A hinge assembly includes a first hinge body coupled to the first housing body such that the hinge assembly is movably coupled to the user interface component and a second hinge body coupled to the second housing body such that the hinge assembly is movably coupled to the device interface component. The conductors include a first segment extending substantially along the first axis and a second segment extending substantially along the second axis. Aspects enable a user to use a physical keyboard to provide input to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David I. Rosen, Joshua C. Grant, Eugene Lee, David O. Whitt, III, Hua Wang, Filipp Demenschonok, Rahul Marwah
  • Patent number: 9487981
    Abstract: A cylindrical dual axis hinge for electronic devices is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Russell S. Aoki
  • Patent number: 9482043
    Abstract: A door main body includes a through hole formed on an end surface located at an end of the door main body in a rotation axis direction of rotation of the door main body, a cable or a hose being inserted through the through hole. A door frame portion includes: a frame opening portion which is formed on a surface opposed to the through hole and has a shape corresponding to a movement trajectory of the through hole when the door main body is opened or closed; and a slide supporting member supporting the cable or the hose extending through the frame opening portion while sliding relative to the frame opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Kawashima, Tsunetoshi Goto, Hiroyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 9457865
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a bicycle with motor assisted folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Gábor Gerencsér