Including Means To Hold Or Retard Hinged Members Against Pivotal Movement (e.g., Catch) Patents (Class 16/319)
  • Patent number: 11379012
    Abstract: In an example, a device includes a base unit, a cover unit, and a hinge assembly to couple the cover unit to the base unit The hinge assembly is moveable between a folded position and an unfolded position. The hinge assembly includes a channel, an annular holder disposed in the channel, a shaft engaged with the annular holder, and a hydraulic cylinder coupled to the shaft. The hydraulic cylinder is to move the shaft along a longitudinal axis of the shaft, based on a movement of the hinge assembly between the folded position and the unfolded position, to vary an operating torque of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11206915
    Abstract: A foldable broom including a head assembly and a broomstick assembly is disclosed. The broomstick assembly includes a handle having double hinge mechanisms thereon to allow the foldable broom to easily and quickly expand or collapse along the double hinge mechanisms to achieve an open or closed configuration respectively. The closed configuration allows the foldable broom to save space and easily be stored in smaller areas or locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Jeff Burns
  • Patent number: 11046226
    Abstract: A pivoting handrail with a safety latch is provided. The device includes a handrail having a first end opposite a second end. The first end is pivotally affixed to an upper bracket and the second end is pivotally affixed to a lower bracket. An upper pin is affixed to the first end, the upper pin slidably disposed within a first channel within the upper bracket. A lower pin is affixed to the second end, the lower pin slidably disposed within a second channel within the lower bracket. The handrail is selectively movable between an in-use position and a stowed position upon elevation of the handrail. A safety latch is affixed to a deadbolt, wherein the safety latch selectively moves the deadbolt between an extended position and a retracted position. When in the extended position, the deadbolt extends into the second channel to displace the lower pin from the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Younce
  • Patent number: 11021899
    Abstract: A hinge lock comprising an rectangular elongate body having dimensions including a height, width and depth formed by a rear planar rectangular wall joining two opposing planar rectangular walls along opposing long edges and a top enclosed end. An open front channel is formed and an open bottom end are formed by the joined planar walls and the top, thereby enabling the elongate body to be slid into position over a pivot portion connecting two wall plates of a closed hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: William Tirado
  • Patent number: 10883535
    Abstract: A rotatable connection for a mount device for placement in an operating room includes an adjustable stopping mechanism that can be disposed between a first connection component and a second connection component that is mounted rotatably relative to the first connection component about an axis of rotation. The adjustable stopping mechanism may be adapted to establish at least two different relative rotational angles of the connection components relative to one another or at least two different rotation ranges. The adjustable stopping mechanism includes a rotation lock that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the first connection component and a coupling part that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the second connection component and that has a form-locking contour for establishing individual rotational angle positions, and may include a stopping device with an integral stop. The stopping device may be non-rotatingly positionable. A support system or mount device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ONDAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Ronny Bauditz, Andreas Göbel, Annika Euler
  • Patent number: 10801666
    Abstract: An article for attachment to a hinge for holding items is disclosed. The article includes a magnetic member for attachment to a door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Eneflux Armtek Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony R. Mantella
  • Patent number: 10695077
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for spinal surgery include a retractor with an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis between a distal end and an opposite proximal end. The retractor defines a passage between the distal and proximal ends and a window opening into the passage adjacent to the distal end. The apparatus also includes a guide member extending laterally from the proximal end of the retractor and the guide member includes a body extending along an arc. The body defines a number of trajectories each intersecting the window of the retractor. The apparatus further includes an instrument removably mounted to the guide member and the instrument is movable along the guide member and securable to the guide member in any one of the number of trajectories so that the instrument can be moved along the selected trajectory through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Gregory C. Marik, Newton H. Metcalf, Jr., Danish Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10520877
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a cover support portion openably and closably supporting the cover on the image forming apparatus. The cover support portion includes a clamping portion and a pressure member. The clamping portion is configured to contact and clamp part of the cover or part of the cover support portion in a turning radius direction of the cover. The pressure member is mounted to the clamping portion to press the clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10444898
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus for reading an image from a sheet includes: a scanner including a platen glass; a sheet conveyer that rotates around an axis on a rear surface side and is provided to be openable/closable; and an operation panel including a rectangular image display surface, wherein the sheet conveyer includes a document tray, a sheet discharge surface, and a conveying part arranged at one side of the document tray in a horizontal direction as viewed from a front side and conveys the sheet, and the operation panel is arranged in a positional range not overlapping with the conveying part back and forth so that the vertical image display surface faces obliquely forward and upward as viewed from the front side and has a size from a position of the platen glass on the front side and a position higher than the sheet discharge surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Toriyama
  • Patent number: 10356919
    Abstract: A foldable module and a flexible display device are provided. The foldable module includes a metal frame disposed along a periphery of a flexible display panel, a protective housing configured to hold the flexible display panel and the metal frame, and a flexible hinge for securing to the protective housing. The flexible hinge includes rotating shafts, fixed washers, biasing gaskets, movable washers, and disc springs. The flexible can achieve that it is positioned within a predetermined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Bi
  • Patent number: 10138654
    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: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DAN RAZ LTD.
    Inventor: Amir Raz
  • Patent number: 10074230
    Abstract: A dispenser shutter assembly of an automated teller machine and a method for preventing damage to the dispenser shutter assembly. The dispenser shutter assembly includes: a shutter; a shutter plate; cam followers attached to the shutter plate; a cam coupled to the cam followers; a motor that rotates the cam in a first rotational direction in a plane of rotation of the cam for inducing the cam to act on the cam followers to cause movement of the shutter plate to transition the shutter to a closed state of the shutter; and a cam rotation restrictor positioned so as to prevent rotation of the cam beyond an over center position on the cam's rotational axis by forcing the cam to rotate in a second rotational direction that is opposite the first rotational direction in response to a manual opening of the shutter from the closed state of the shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Blower, Simon J. Forsdyke, Luke Tombs
  • Patent number: 9864415
    Abstract: A multistage friction hinge is described. In at least some embodiments, the described hinge enables a support component to be adjustably attached to an apparatus. According to various embodiments, a hinge includes different activity stages where movement of the hinge is based on different activity mechanisms. For instance, the hinge includes different sets of components that form different friction engines that provide resistance to rotational and/or pivoting movement of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9738233
    Abstract: A mobile ballet barre apparatus includes a motor vehicle having a driver's seat and a passenger cabin behind the driver's seat, the passenger cabin disposed between opposed elongated sides of the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to travel on ground. The apparatus also includes an elongated ballet barre mounted to a frame of the vehicle on at least one of the elongated sides, each ballet barre extending longitudinally along a longitudinal first axis that is substantially parallel to the side of the vehicle to which it is mounted and substantially parallel to the ground vertically above which it extends in spaced apart relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Aggraziato LLC
    Inventor: Christina M. Schwefel
  • Patent number: 9681920
    Abstract: Robotic system and method for positioning an energy applicator extending from a surgical instrument. The robotic system includes a surgical manipulator operable in a manual mode or a semi-autonomous mode. The surgical manipulator moves the energy applicator along a tool path in the semi-autonomous mode, monitors output of a force/torque sensor as the energy applicator moves along the tool path, and reorients the surgical instrument based on the output in response to a user applying reorienting forces and torques to the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Gene Bowling, John Michael Stuart, Jerry A. Culp, Donald W. Malackowski, José Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Patrick Roessler, Joel N. Beer, John S. Ketchel
  • Patent number: 9566122
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a surgical manipulator and a force/torque sensor. The surgical manipulator operates in a first operating mode in which a user applies forces and torques to the surgical instrument to cause movement of the energy applicator. The surgical manipulator also operates in a second operating mode in which the surgical manipulator moves the energy applicator along a tool path. A controller monitors the output of the force/torque sensor as the energy applicator is being moved along the tool path in the second operating mode and transitions from the second operating mode to the first operating mode in response to the output exceeding associated limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Gene Bowling, John Michael Stuart, Joel N. Beer, John S. Ketchel
  • Patent number: 9462714
    Abstract: A hinge unit which can be positively prevented from rotating in an opening direction from a fully open position, without being increased in size. The hinge unit includes a fixed member fixed to a camera body, a rotational shaft rotatably held by the fixed member, a holding member fixed to the rotational shaft in a state holding the image display section, and a clamping member having a pair of clamping portions for diametrically clamping the rotational shaft and configured to rotate in unison with the rotational shaft. In a case where the holding member rotates in the opening direction to a fully open position, one of the clamping portions is brought into abutment with the fixed member to thereby prevent the holding member from rotating in the opening direction from the fully open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9405129
    Abstract: Provided is an eyeglass frame with a symmetrical structure. The eyeglass frame includes an earpiece frame, a main body, a hinge, and a support frame. The earpiece frame has a bar-shaped structure in which a width and an angle thereof vary according to the length thereof to be placed on the ear of a user. The main body is connected to the earpiece frame through a hinge, serves as a pivot that pivots on the hinge, and has an inner circumference of a closed curve receiving a lens. The hinge allows the earpiece frame to be inwardly folded toward the main body through pivoting of a predetermined angle. The support frame is disposed under the main body along an outer circumference of the main body and is spaced from the main body by a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Jungwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9304241
    Abstract: A backlight module includes: a frame; a backboard configured to support the frame; a radiator provided in the backboard and connected to an inner wall of the frame; a light source fixed to an inner wall of the radiator; a light guide plate relatively slidably mounted on the radiator and configured to guide light emitted by the light source; and at least one buffer mounted on the radiator and configured so that the radiator is moveable relative to the backboard against an elastic force of the buffer. The backlight module can effectively eliminate the phenomenon in which a shadow of the light source is present in pictures coming from the backlight module since the light guide plate presses against the light source after it is heated to expand. The present invention further provides a display device including the above backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Zhanchang Bu
  • Patent number: 9217598
    Abstract: A foldable refrigerator is provided. The foldable refrigerator moves from a functional First Position A to a collapsed Second Position B. The foldable refrigerator may be folded into the collapsed Second Position B for transportation and/or storage. The foldable refrigerator has an extendable handle and wheels which allow pulling or pushing the refrigerator in a manner similar to luggage. The refrigerator further has extendable and adjustable legs which allow the refrigerator to be raised or lowered to various heights. The refrigerator has a gyroscope which allows the compressor of the refrigerator to remain in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: EPAZZ, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Passley
  • Publication number: 20150101148
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a phase-locked pivot assembly, which includes a support component. A first shaft and a second shaft pivot to the support component. A first annular body is configured to rotate with the first shaft. The first annular body includes a first outer annular surface and a first sunken arc portion. A second annular body is configured to rotate with the second shaft and corresponds to the first annular body. The second annular body includes a second outer annular surface and a second sunken arc portion. The first sunken arc portion and the second outer annular surface are matched and selectively contact to each other to lock the first shaft. The second sunken arc portion and the first outer annular surface are matched and selectively contact to each other to lock the second shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SHIN ZU SHING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Yu Lee, Chun-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 8991010
    Abstract: A damping device for movable furniture part, includes a damper housing, a fluid chamber which is arranged in the damper housing and in which a piston is movably mounted, a tappet which is connected to the piston, at least one seal being arranged between the damper housing and the tappet in order to seal the fluid chamber, wherein the tappet passes through the seal, a compensating chamber which is fluidically connected to the fluid chamber, which runs laterally parallel to the fluid chamber. At least one deformable compensating body is arranged in the compensating chamber in order to compensate for a volume change due to the tappet being immersed into the fluid chamber. The deformable compensating body and the at least one seal are designed together as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Publication number: 20150067985
    Abstract: A foldable locking hinge is provided that is configured for use in an apparatus is described. The apparatus may secured to the underside of a surface, such as a chair or a table, and allow an individual to safely and securely position an object in front of them while in use, and then rotate the object 180° to safely and securely reposition the object under the surface to which the apparatus is attached. The apparatus includes a housing and a plank secured to the housing. The housing includes an elongated slot and a cavity positioned adjacent to and parallel with the elongated slot. The elongated slot and the cavity of the housing are each configured to at least partially receive the plank and the plank is configured to rotate 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ronnie GAENZLE
  • Publication number: 20150059126
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is provided for pivotally mounting a door on a refrigerator cabinet. The refrigerator cabinet includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls extending between the bottom and top wall, and a face that is normal to the top wall, bottom wall, and opposed side walls. The hinge assembly includes a hinge bracket, hinge pin, and door stop member. The hinge bracket is attachable to the cabinet and includes a threaded aperture having a first end and a second end. The hinge pin defines an axis about which the door can rotate and is threadably insertable into either end of the threaded aperture. The door stop member is configured to rotate about the axis and prohibit rotation of the door beyond a certain position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products, Inc
    Inventors: Paul Dubina, Cory Simpson, Adam Ellis
  • Publication number: 20150048656
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to hinge mechanisms. Many of the hinge mechanism embodiments may be used in foldable furniture. The foldable furniture may be a foldable seat or table. The hinge mechanism may include a central cylinder with a body defining a hinge axis. The central cylinder may have rotate channel(s) transverse to the hinge axis and locking channels extending axially from the rotate channel(s). Collar(s) may couple with the central cylinder and may include pin(s) that protrude inwardly into the rotate channel(s) and locking channel(s) of the central cylinder. In some embodiments, an intermediate cylinder may be disposed between the central cylinder and the collar(s). The intermediate cylinder may have slots corresponding to the rotate channel(s) of the central cylinder. When pin(s) and locking channel(s) are aligned, the central lock cylinder may move axially to lock the collars in a desired angular position (e.g., a deployed or folded configuration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Barry McCullough
  • Patent number: 8953224
    Abstract: An operating device usable with an image forming apparatus to increase free movement thereof and an image forming apparatus having the same. A sliding unit and a hinge unit provided at a rear surface of the operating device can provide increased free movement of the operating device. A horizontal sliding motion of the operating device can be provided by a the sliding unit, and the sliding unit can be rotated relative to a body of the image forming apparatus with the hinge unit. The sliding unit can include a first sliding member and a second sliding member to slide on the first sliding member. The hinge unit can include a hinge shaft and a bracket rotatably coupled to the hinge shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jae Mok, Kwang Hyok Park
  • Publication number: 20150033504
    Abstract: A hydraulic hinge buffer assembly for a door has a fastening device, a buffering device and a clamping device. The fastening device has a holding mount and a pivot block. The buffering device is mounted in the fastening device and has a pivot pin and a piston element. The pivot pin has an abutting face and at least one holding hook. The piston element is mounted between the holding mount and the pivot pin and has a pushing piston. The pushing piston has a pressing face selectively abutting the abutting face and at least one engaging hook axially formed on and protruding from the pressing face and engaging with the at least one holding hook. The clamping device is connected to the buffering device to rotate relative to the fastening device and has two clamping panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Door & Window Hardware Co.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Tung-Hsuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150007415
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting multiple panel assemblies comprising a first bracketing body having a first bearing member and at least one planar member; a second bracketing body having a second bearing member pivotally engaged with the first bearing member and at least one planar member; a third bracketing body having at least one planar member; a fourth bracketing body having at least one planar member; a first panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar member of the first and third bracketing bodies; a second panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies; and wherein the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies at least partially define a second panel receiving volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ramon Kalinowski
  • Publication number: 20140359974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hinge device for the articulated attachment of a hood to a vehicle chassis, the device comprising a lower bar and an upper bar attached to one another in an articulated manner; a retaining mechanism which, in a retaining position (R), maintains the angle ? formed by the lower and upper bars and fastens the assembly formed by said bars to a support body such that the device adopts a compact shape; and an actuator capable of moving the retaining mechanism to a release position (L), disabling the function of the mentioned retaining mechanism, the device being prepared for adopting at least two different collapsed shapes (A and B) without the actuator moving the retaining mechanism to its release position (L) depending on the location of the resultant of a vertical downward force (F) transmitted to the upper bar of the device, caused by hitting a pedestrian, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FLEXNGATE AUTOMOTIVE IBERICA, S.L.U.
    Inventors: Aitor AGELL MERINO, Assia PETROVA BORISLAVOVA, Alberto CANO SAINZ, Miguel Angel SELLS HIDALGO
  • Patent number: 8899537
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device includes a supporting base, a guiding element, an adjusting element, and a latching assembly. The supporting base includes a sleeve portion. The adjusting element includes a first body and an adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is mounted on the sleeve portion. The adjusting portion defines a plurality of adjusting holes. The guiding element defines two latching grooves and is sleeved on the adjusting portion. The latching assembly includes a button, an adjusting rod, and a biasing element. The button is inserted into the coupling portion. The adjusting rod includes a fixing portion and a latching portion. The fixing portion is fixed with the button. The latching portion is latched with the adjusting holes. The biasing element resists the button and the sleeve portion. The button is capable of driving the adjusting rod to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Kuan, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 8857014
    Abstract: A damping device for damping a motion of a movably mounted furniture part or of a movably mounted furniture fitting component of a furniture fitting includes a piston arranged in a fluid chamber. A damping effect is caused by a relative motion between the fluid chamber and the piston and the piston assumes a pressed-in end position relative to the fluid chamber at the end of the damping stroke. The damping device has a locking device which has a locking element that can be operated manually or by means of a tool in order to deactivate the damping effect. The relative position between the fluid chamber and the piston can be releasably locked in the pressed-in end position by the locking element of the locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Publication number: 20140201947
    Abstract: A rotary damper has a damper body having a receiving portion, and a rotor rotatably disposed in the receiving portion of the damper body. A space between an inner circumferential surface of the receiving portion and an outer circumferential surface of the rotor is divided into a plurality of pressure chambers. A rotation speed of the rotor is controlled to be at a low speed by a flow resistance of fluid filled in each of the pressure chambers when the fluid flows through gaps between an inner surface of the receiving portion and an outer surface of the rotor opposed to each other in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotor. The damper body and the rotor are relatively movable in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Oshima, Ken Shinmura, Hideki Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 8763851
    Abstract: A door assembly is provided that includes a door, a hinge portion, a locking member and a damper member. The locking member locks the door in an opened position and the damper member provides resistance as the door moves from the opened position to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Weiwei Allen Jiang, Yong Terry Wang
  • Publication number: 20140165333
    Abstract: The invention relates to a damping device for movable furniture part, comprising:—a damper housing,—a fluid chamber which is arranged in the damper housing and in which a piston is movably mounted,—a tappet which is connected to the piston, at least one seal being arranged between the damper housing and the tappet in order to seal the fluid chamber, wherein the tappet passes through the seal,—a compensating chamber which is fluidically connected to the fluid chamber, which runs laterally parallel to the fluid chamber, and in which at least one deformable compensating body is arranged in order to compensate for a volume change due to the tappet being immersed into the fluid chamber, said deformable compensating body and the at least one seal being designed together as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald BRUNNMAYR
  • Publication number: 20140150345
    Abstract: A hinge assembly comprising first and second hinge plates mounted for relative rotation about a pivot. The first hinge plate comprises a mount for coupling to a door component and the hinge assembly is arranged to permit a degree of relative linear movement between the second hinge plate and a door component coupled to the mount, independent of the relative rotational position of the first and second hinge plates within their range of relative rotation about the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Spencer Price
  • Publication number: 20140130303
    Abstract: A hinge assembly used for connecting between an arm and a display of an electronic device is provided. The display has a back surface. The hinge assembly includes a first hinge and a second hinge. The first hinge is pivoted between the display and the arm, such that the display is rotated relative to the arm. The second hinge is assembled to the first hinge. The second hinge has at least one positioning surface leaning against the back surface of the display. An electronic device using the hinge assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Neng Liao, Ting-Chiang Huang
  • Patent number: 8707625
    Abstract: A closure includes a panel closing against a frame. A set of abutment surfaces for supporting the panel against applied forces is completed by a displaceable abutment block which selectively assumes an engaged state disposed between an abutment surface of the panel and an abutment surface of a strike jamb. The geometry of engagement is such that forces acting on the abutment block opposing opening of the panel are primarily compressive forces. Certain implementations additionally, or alternatively, employ abutment blocks for locking along the lintel or the threshold of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dan Raz Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Raz, Zeev Geva, Amir Raz, Yaniv Marmur
  • Publication number: 20140084772
    Abstract: In one embodiment an electronic device comprises a housing having a first section and a second section mounted to the first section by a hinge assembly comprising a base, a swing arm mounted to the base and rotatable about a first axis, and a locking assembly, responsive to a rotation of a shaft coupled to the swing arm, to selectively lock the swing arm to the base. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Shanjun Deng, Xiaofeng Sheng
  • Patent number: 8667647
    Abstract: A furniture hinge, comprising a fitting part, a hinge cup that is articulated thereto for fastening to furniture parts, and a cushioning apparatus for cushioning a relative movement between the fitting part and the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus is disposed in or on the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus comprises a housing having first fastening means, and second fastening means are disposed on the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus can be inserted from above into the hinge cup and in the installed position is disposed substantially completely inside the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus and the hinge cup can be connected to each other in said installed position by the first and second fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Patent number: 8661620
    Abstract: A furniture hinge, comprising a fitting part, a hinge cup that is articulated thereto for fastening to furniture parts, and a cushioning apparatus for cushioning a relative movement between the fitting part and the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus is disposed in or on the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus comprises a housing having first fastening means, and second fastening means are disposed on the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus can be inserted from above into the hinge cup and in the installed position is disposed substantially completely inside the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus and the hinge cup can be connected to each other in said installed position by the first and second fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Publication number: 20140035310
    Abstract: A rotary damper has a cylindrical housing. A rotor is rotatably supported inside the housing for rotation with respect to the housing by a first bearing and a second bearing. The second bearing has a greater length in the axial direction of the rotor than the first bearing. The rotary damper can be employed in an opening and closing mechanism for a vehicle door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SOMIC ISHIKAWA
    Inventors: Keigo Ozaki, Tatsuya Kitada
  • Patent number: 8640307
    Abstract: A hinge has a central element and a surrounding element. One of the central element and the surrounding element is formed by injection molding, and the other element is then formed on the priorly-formed element by injection molding such that a limit segment is mounted around the neck segment having a smallest outer width of the central element, which keeps the surrounding element from departing from the central element, and further simplifies a structure of the hinge. Because a melting point of the element formed priorly is higher than a melting point of the element formed later, the element formed later does not attach to the element formed priorly, and the two elements are relatively rotatable. Finally, because the manufacture of the hinge is accomplished after injection molding twice, the process of manufacturing the hinge is more convenient, faster and lowers the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shen Yuann Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lee-Yeh Lu
  • Patent number: 8640306
    Abstract: A hinge device 100 includes: a one-piece hinge base 20 such that connecting hinge bases 21a, 21b in which rotational shaft portions 23a, 23b are protrusively provided in the same direction by a burring process are connected together through a hinge base connecting part 22; and a one-piece holder 10 such that connecting holders 11a, 11b having click washers 30a, 30b attached thereto are connected together through a holder connecting part 12, wherein the one-piece holder 10 is assembled to the one-piece hinge base 20 from one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 8631542
    Abstract: A hinge includes a pivot shaft defining a friction surface and a positioning surface on the periphery thereof in such a manner that the radius between the center of axis of the pivot shaft and the friction surface is greater than the radius between the center of axis of the pivot shaft and the positioning surface, an upright bearing portion extended from one side of the base portion, a circularly curved constraint portion, an elastic buffer portion connected between the upright bearing portion and the circularly curved constraint portion, an opening defined between the free end of the circularly curved constraint portion and the base portion remote from the upright bearing portion and a flexible space defined between the elastic buffer portion and the friction surface for absorbing stress generated upon displacement of the circularly curved constraint portion due to rotation of the pivot shaft relative to the knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Yuan Deng Metals Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 8621716
    Abstract: An angle positioning device of a rotation shaft includes a first pivot portion and a second pivot portion. The first pivot portion includes a first face having a positioning portion, a first path and a second path divided by the positioning portion. The first pivot portion includes a second face having a returning portion, a third path and a fourth path divided by the returning portion. The second pivot portion can move along the first path, the second path, the third path, and the fourth path. When the second pivot portion moves from the first path to the second path, the pivot angle is increased. When the second pivot portion moves from the third path to the fourth path, the pivot angle is decreased. When the pivot portion moves from the first path to the positioning portion, the pivot angle cannot be decreased. The second pivot portion can move from the third path through the returning portion and back to the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventor: Shun-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 8590107
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator, including at least one pivotably supported actuating arm for moving a furniture flap. The actuating arm is or can be acted on by a spring device, and a retaining clip is proposed for the empty actuating arm on which no furniture flap is mounted yet. The retaining clip prevents accidental opening or deflecting of the empty actuating arm and for this purpose includes a brake or detent device which can be moved by a shaft (R). A transmission gear is provided by which the pivot speed of the actuating arm can be geared to a higher rotational speed of the shaft (R) at least over a region of the pivot travel of the actuating arm in the open direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Omann
  • Patent number: 8572810
    Abstract: A furniture hinge, comprising a fitting part, a hinge cup that is articulated thereto for fastening to furniture parts, and a cushioning apparatus for cushioning a relative movement between the fitting part and the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus is disposed in or on the hinge cup, wherein the cushioning apparatus comprises a housing having first fastening means, and second fastening means are disposed on the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus can be inserted from above into the hinge cup and in the installed position is disposed substantially completely inside the hinge cup, wherein the housing of the cushioning apparatus and the hinge cup can be connected to each other in said installed position by the first and second fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Publication number: 20130283569
    Abstract: A safety hinge mechanism includes first and second joining structures, an engaging member, and a biasing member. The second joining structure is pivotally joined to the first joining structure. The engaging member is biased by the biasing member. The first joining structure includes a plurality of first engaging structures. The engaging member includes a plurality of second engaging structures selectively engaged with the plurality of first engaging structures. The engaging member is axially movable between the first and second joining structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Chiu-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8567013
    Abstract: A door body holding structure that can hold a door body at an open position by using a simple configuration. A projecting portion 40, which projects toward a containing wall 38 side, is provided on an outer surface of a bearing portion 32 of a fixed-side hinge at a position facing the containing wall 38 where the projecting portion 40 does not come into contact with an inner surface of a guide portion 34 when the door body 18 is at a closed position but the projecting portion 40 comes into contact with the inner surface of the guide portion 34 when the door body 18 is at the open position. A separation dimension between a projecting end of the projecting portion 40 and the containing wall 38 is set to be smaller than a thickness dimension of the guide portion 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hoshizaki Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yamaoka, Takashi Hibino, Nobuo Kondo, Hideo Ishigure
  • Publication number: 20130269882
    Abstract: A tiled display rotational assembly is provided. The system uses panels connected by hinges, the panels configured to mount at least one display on each panel. A first panel has an extending hinge portion with a first bearing surface attached to an edge while a second panel has a receiving hinge portion with a second bearing surface attached to an edge. When the extending hinge portion is inserted into the receiving hinge portion the extending hinge portion and the receiving hinge portion together define an axis of rotation about which the panels may rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Kyle BAUMAN, Bryan Russell Hemphill, Daniel Adema