Including Means To Fasten Leaf To Member Patents (Class 16/382)
  • Patent number: 10921856
    Abstract: A supporting frame for a flexible display panel includes a bending member and a plurality of supporting members. The bending member supports a bendable area of the flexible display panel and is configured to be bent. The plurality of supporting members support non-bendable display areas of the flexible display panel, and each connect to a plurality of connecting surfaces of the bending member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MiJin Han, TaeWoo Kim, JunHyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10578284
    Abstract: To provide a support for supporting a flexible component and a light-emitting device. A first substrate, a second substrate, a rack, a pinion, and a hinge are provided. When the second substrate is moved, the rotational force of the pinion is transmitted to the rack of the first substrate and thus the first substrate is moved in the horizontal direction while being overlapped with one of hinge pieces of the hinge; accordingly, the flexible component can be bent while the flexible component is fixed to the first substrate and the second substrate and the allowable curvature radius is maintained in the vicinity of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 10394278
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a flex hinge having a first flexible sheet that bends at a different radius than a second flexible sheet when the flex hinge is transitioned from a first position to a second position. A mounting bracket fixes each of the flexible sheets to the information handling system, and a friction linkage engages with slots within the first and second flexible sheets. An organic light emitting diode is connected to the flex hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Brandon J. Brocklesby, Jason S. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10317953
    Abstract: An accessory device including a foldable cover, a keyboard assembly coupled to the foldable cover and including a plurality of individually depressible keys, an attachment feature connected to the enclosure and configured to magnetically couple the accessory device with the electronic device. The attachment feature includes an exterior surface, a plurality of openings formed through the exterior surface, a plurality of movable contacts corresponding in number to the plurality of openings, each movable contact extending out of one of the plurality of openings, and an alignment feature comprising at least one magnet positioned adjacent to the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hani Esmaeili, Oliver Ross, Brett Degner, Daniel Wagman, Eric S. Jol, Ibuki Kamei, Mahmoud R. Amini
  • Patent number: 10272952
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is disclosed having A-pillars and B-pillars on a first side of the motor vehicle and a B-pillar but no ‘A’ pillar on a second side of the motor vehicle. A wrap around window extends from the A-pillar on the first side of the motor vehicle substantially without interruption to the B-pillar on the second side of the motor vehicle. The wrap around window forms part of a top hinged door that provides access to a passenger compartment when in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Torsten Gerhardt, Nir Siegel
  • Patent number: 10274996
    Abstract: A coupling member configured to couple a first housing to a second housing is provided. The coupling member includes a first connection part, a second connection part and a linkage part. The first connection part is coupled to the first housing. The second connection part is coupled to the second housing. The linkage part includes a first hinge element, a second hinge element and a hinge shaft. The first hinge element is configured to be coupled to the first connection part, the at least one second hinge element configured to be coupled to the second connection part. The first connection part and the second connection part are close to each other by rotation of at least one of the at least one first hinge element and the at least one second hinge element around the hinge shaft. A housing assembly and an electronic device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 10234899
    Abstract: A flex hinge assembly includes a first flex hinge, which in turn includes multiple flexible sheets, a mounting bracket, multiple flexible spacer sheets, and a friction linkage element. A first flexible sheet bends at a different radius than a second flexible sheet when the first flex hinge is transitioned from a first position to a second position. The mounting bracket is fixed to a first end of each of the flexible sheets, and fixes the first end of each of the flexible sheets to a first portion of an information handling system. A first spacer sheet is located between and in physical communication with the first and second flexible sheet. The friction linkage element is mounted to the second flexible sheet and engaged with slots within a second end of each of the flexible sheets. A second mounting bracket couples the second end of a center flexible sheet to the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Brandon J. Brocklesby, Jason S. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10139866
    Abstract: A flexible housing is provided in the present disclosure. The flexible housing includes a base and a flexible sheet. The base includes a first side and a second side. The first side is configured to be connected to an electronic device. The second side is divided into a first area and a second area via a hypothetical axis. The flexible sheet is configured to cover the second side and includes a part fixed to the first area and a part facing the second area. When the part of the flexible sheet facing the second area is away from the second side, the flexible sheet is bent to form a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Chen, Tsung-Ju Chiang
  • Patent number: 9980373
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. In one aspect, the foldable display includes a bendable display panel and a housing positioned at a rear side of the display panel and configuration to be folded and unfolded. The foldable display also includes a sliding unit installed between the display panel and the housing and configured to slide the display panel along the housing so as to alter a bending region of the display panel that is folded when the foldable display is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Yong Jeong, Ji Won Sohn
  • Patent number: 9701259
    Abstract: The present invention is a garnish that is specially designed to cover the hinge arm connecting a vehicle truck lid to the vehicle. The cover includes an inside surface, a first end and a second end. The cover further includes a rib and a flange portion. The rib is located along the inside surface of the cover at the first end. Opposite the rib, the flange portion extends generally orthogonally from the first end of the cover. The rib and flange portion help to secure the garnish and increase its effectiveness at covering other components of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Junji Tanabe, Que-Whang Rhee, David Mulawka
  • Patent number: 9623916
    Abstract: A device comprising a first housing having a first flange for accommodating an engine, a second housing with a second flange for holding a transmission as well as connection device between the first flange and the second flange arranged as a flat disk connection, which connects the first flange with the second flange horizontally, wherein the connection device is double-sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: IMS GEAR SE & CO. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Kieninger, Heinz Gert Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 9453357
    Abstract: A glass fence support system for supporting a plurality of glass panels and having a plurality of spaced apart clamp blocks, each defining a channel to receive the edge of the glass panel, and through fastenings in the blocks for passing fastening through openings in the glass panels to secure them in the channels, and a plurality of positioning holes for securing the clamp blocks to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Maurizio C. Bertato
  • Patent number: 9354663
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first module, a second module, a housing, and a plurality of fasteners. The first module is configured to be coupled to a first side of the main housing, and the second module is configured to be coupled to a second side of the main housing opposite the first side. The fasteners configured to secure the first module to the main housing and the second module to the main housing. One of the main housing or the first module defines a plurality of recesses, the other one of the main housing or the first module comprises a plurality of hooks configured to latch to a respective recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: I-Chin Lin, Hsiu-Fu Li
  • Patent number: 9297191
    Abstract: A hinge includes a connecting member, a first shaft member, a pivoting member, at least one shock absorber and a restoring unit. The first shaft member extends rotatably through the connecting member. The pivoting member is connected co-rotatably to the first shaft member, and is connected to the object. The pivoting member has at least one limiting surface facing the object. The shock absorber is disposed between the limiting surface of the pivoting member and the object for preventing collision between the pivoting member and the object. The restoring unit is disposed in the connecting member for driving rotation of the first shaft member toward a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Wei-Chu Chen
  • Patent number: 9038244
    Abstract: A hinge for transport cases, trunks, suitcases and the like, comprising two elements which are mutually articulated about a common axis and are both able to rotate with respect to the common axis. Each element is delimited by two parallel walls and has a total width that is equal to the width of the channel delimited between the stiffening ribs of the transport case, suitcase or trunk on which it will be installed. Each element is associable with the stiffening ribs of the respective transport case, once it is inserted between the ribs, without requiring any mechanical machining of the surfaces of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: G.T. LINE-S.R.L.
    Inventors: Massimo Tonelli, Alessio Concettoni
  • Publication number: 20150128501
    Abstract: A hinge receiver includes at least one aperture defined by a first wall, and at least two holes defined by second walls. A door includes a substrate and a hinge receiver embedded in the substrate. A method of fabricating a door includes placing at least one hinge receiver in a form, and filling the form with a material. A method of fabricating a hinge receiver includes forming a first ring wall adjacent to two second ring walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kelly Thomas MURPHY
  • Patent number: 9013864
    Abstract: A device includes: a first component and a second component coupled to one another by a pivot member and being movable relative to one another between an open position in which the first component and the second component are in the same plane and a folded position; a first slider coupled to the first component and a second slider coupled to the second component; and a flexible membrane coupled to the first slider and the second slider, the flexible membrane being exposed in the folded position; wherein the first component and the second component are coupled to one another to maintain the flexible membrane at a constant length when the flexible membrane is moved between the open position and the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Martin Philip Riddiford, Daniel Jordan Kayser
  • Patent number: 8943653
    Abstract: A hinge has at least one hinge part which can be mounted in an opening in a thin wall such as a sheet-metal cabinet door, a head part, such as a flange or hinge leaf, which overlaps the rim of the opening of the thin wall on its (outer) side, and a body part which proceeds from the head part and can be pushed through the opening in the thin wall, and a holding part which is carried by the body part, supported on the other (rear) side of the thin wall, and is separate from the body part. The holding part is formed by holding elements which project in a flexible manner from the body part in the direction of its outer surface and whose free end has an inclined surface for supporting the body part on the rim or edge of the opening without play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 8938858
    Abstract: A sandwich mechanism is disclosed that has to opposing members that form a pocket into which material such as downspout sheet metal can be inserted. The opposing members clamp onto the downspout and can be secured into place using a screw that passes through the opposing members and the inserted downspout. Two sandwich mechanisms may be coupled together using a brace or a hinged member. The hinged member will permit a user to independently articulate the coupled pieces of downspout or downspout extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8938857
    Abstract: To provide a slide hinge which can be easily attached to a door or a cabinet main body of honeycomb cardboard, on which attaching screws do not work well, and which is further devised to eliminate a risk of escape from the door after the fixation, fittings enabling a coupling case to be attached to the door even without attaching screws or nails are provided; furthermore, each of the fittings comprises an attaching case part integrally connected to each side portion of the coupling case, and an fitting for each attaching case part; then, this fitting comprises a locking plate housed into the attaching case part and a diameter expanding means pushing out craw portions of the locking plate; the diameter expanding means further comprises an operating plate with pressurizing portions protruding on an outer circumference and a cap locked by a locking plate on each attaching case part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd., Toppan Cosmo, Inc., The Hard Industries. Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Motosugi, Takashi Yamato, Hozumi Ikuta
  • Patent number: 8938853
    Abstract: A hinge includes a rotating member and a sleeve member. The rotating member includes a rotating shaft and a mounting portion connected to the rotating shaft. The mounting portion includes a first mounting portion. The first mounting portion includes a first mounting piece used to secure to an enclosure and a second mounting piece connected to the first mounting piece. The sleeve member includes a main body and a positioning portion extending from the main body. The rotating shaft is received in the sleeve member, and the second mounting piece is secured to the positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8935830
    Abstract: A downspout hinge system where a plurality of downspout hinges are used as a one-size-fits-all solution for downspouts of a variety of sizes. The system of hinges utilize a first downspout hinge and a second downspout hinge coupling a downspout to a downspout extension. The downspout hinges are coupled to opposing surfaces of the downspout, including opposing sides of the same horizontal surface. Alternatively the downspout hinge may be coupled to opposing lateral sides of a downspout. Alternatively a downspout hinge may couple to more than one surface of the downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8918961
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first object and a hinge structure. The first object includes a rear plate, and a plurality of positioning posts is located on the rear plate. The hinge structure includes a first connecting member secured to the first object. The first connecting member includes an installation board, and a plurality of installation holes is defined in the installation board, corresponding to the plurality of positioning posts. Each of the plurality of positioning posts is received in each of the plurality of installation holes, so that the installation board directly abuts the rear plate to decrease the thickness of the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhong-He Yu
  • Patent number: 8910346
    Abstract: A kit for repairing a damaged hinge portion of a door. A U-shaped bracket is mounted to the door. A mounting plate is attached to the bracket. A hinge is mounted to the mounting plate and is flush with the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan W. Schafer
  • Patent number: 8904599
    Abstract: A quick coupling furniture hinge for a quick arrangement of a door of a furniture element onto a base furniture element, wherein the hinge comprises a hinge pot arranged in the furniture door and a hinge arm pivotably fastened thereon. The hinge arm is provided with a mounting assembly fixed in the hinge arm, via which mounting assembly the hinge arm is fastened to a base mounting panel that is fixed on the base furniture element, so that the pivotable assemblies co-operate independently from each other with each complementarily shaped element arranged on the base mounting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lama D.D. Dekani
    Inventors: Carlo Migli, Valter {hacek over (S)}vara
  • Patent number: 8887356
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed that can allow a downspout extension to rotate from a horizontal position to a vertical position to allow people to easily access these areas about the downspout extension. In some instances, the hinge includes a first plate positioned on the inner wall surface of a downspout and a second plate positioned on an opposing outer wall surface of the downspout. The first and the second plates can be substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Lance D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8881346
    Abstract: A hinge device has a base, a body removably provided at the base, and a mounting member rotatably connected to the body. The base has a base member, a first movable member disposed at the base member such that the first movable member is movable in a first direction and non-movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a second movable member disposed at the first movable member such that the second movable member is movable in the second direction and non-movable in the first direction, and the body removably attached to the second movable member. A first position adjustment mechanism is provided between the base member and the first movable member. The first position adjustment mechanism adjusts position of the first movable member with respect to the base member in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Oshima, Shingo Takamatsu, Ken Shinmura
  • Patent number: 8875349
    Abstract: A hinge comprising two pivoting elements adapted to hingedly join two articles, each pivoting element including attachment means for attaching to an article; wherein when attached to the two articles the hinge is rotatable with respect to the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rolling Hinge Pty Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas James Hanigan
  • Publication number: 20140305067
    Abstract: A method for installing a truss-wall stud unit includes coupling a set of bottom plates with a foundation, coupling a set of hinge brackets with the set of bottom plates, coupling a first partial truss with a second partial truss to form a truss-wall stud unit, coupling the truss-wall stud unit with the bottom plates and hinge brackets, and hoisting the truss-wall stud unit into a substantially vertical position. A system includes truss-wall stud units which are connected to bottom plates using hinge brackets. Once connected to the hinge brackets and bottom plates, the truss-wall stud units are hoisted upright into a substantially vertical position using a cable system with a cable support system. Temporary interlocking spacer bars are used to brace the truss-wall stud units at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Ventling
  • Patent number: 8793935
    Abstract: A door hinge assembly includes a vertical post secured to a bottom rail. An upper post hinge portion and a lower post hinge portion are secured to the post. Each post hinge portion includes: (i) a post mounting plate; and (ii) a bearing portion projecting outwardly from the post mounting plate. The bearing portion includes a base with a vertical base bore. The assembly also includes an upper door hinge portion and a lower door hinge portion. Each door hinge portion includes: (i) a block securable to a door frame; (ii) a barrel portion projecting outwardly from the block, the barrel portion having a vertical barrel bore; and (iii) an upper pivot pin and a lower pivot pin, where a first end of each pin is secured in the base bore and a second end pivots in the barrel bore. The upper pivot pin connects the upper post hinge portion to the upper door hinge portion, and the lower pivot pin connects the lower post hinge portion to the lower door hinge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Teknion Limited
    Inventors: Ganadij Peter Makarewicz, Paul Frederick Kruger
  • Patent number: 8789240
    Abstract: Hinge for a panel door, in particular a glass door, for sealing a space, such as for example a cooling cupboard, wherein the hinge (1) includes a sill/lintel-attachment part (2), two mutually connectable clamping parts (3, 4) for clamping a panel (21) in between them along an edge of the panel (21), a pivot pin (6) which connects, on one side, to the sill/lintel-attachment part (2) and, on the other side, to the clamping parts (3, 4) in such a manner that they can pivot with respect to one another, and tensioning parts (7, 8, 9) which force the sill/lintel-attachment part (2) into a neutral position with respect to the clamping parts (3, 4), wherein, in the neutral position, a mirror plane (Ls) of the clamping parts (3, 4) and a longitudinal axis (Lo) of the sill/lintel-attachment part (2) are at an angle of 5-15 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Estem B.V.
    Inventor: Evert Bouwman
  • Publication number: 20140201948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device for fixing a furniture hinge, comprising a base plate, which is to be fixed to a furniture part, in particular a lateral wall of a furniture body, and comprising a fixing device for fixing the hinge to the mounting device, preferably in a removable manner. The fixing device is movably mounted on the base plate, said mounting device having a connecting element which is mounted on the base plate in a movable manner via at least one toggle lever and which can be fixed to a hinge part that can be moved during the opening and closing movement of the hinge, wherein the fixing device can be moved relative to the base plate via the toggle lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Fredi DUBACH
  • Patent number: 8763850
    Abstract: A manway cover-manway flange separating kit and method for use with a manway cover handling device includes at least one extended length cover supporting rod having end stops at each end of the cover supporting rod wherein at least one of the end stops is removable and wherein the cover supporting rod is adapted for positioning within one of a plurality of manway cover bolt openings exposed by the removal of a plurality of manway cover bolts and for maintaining alignment of the manway cover and the manway flange when the manway cover is a predefined distance away from the manway flange, and a flange separator including a separator component having a threaded rod and a pair of elongated flange plates, the pair of elongated flange plates rotatably connectable on a first flange plate end to the threaded rod wherein at least one of the pair of elongated flange plates has a threaded opening at the first flange plate end transverse to the flange plate that receives the threaded rod to provide translational movement
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Hinge Corporation
    Inventor: Edward A. DePietro
  • Publication number: 20140173987
    Abstract: I designed the “Classic Step Store Gate”, It does not use a pivot post. Classic, Step Store Gate uses my special hinge made by modifying a strap hinge. “Classic” is different in design; “Classic” has a rounded firm handrail across the top, and can help prevent a fall at the steps. It is used at steps going up or down. The opening end of the gate is lifted to open toward steps or into the room. The “Classic Step Store Gate”, has an attractive clean look from the front view, and an interesting mechanical view from the back. The gate can be stored along the wall on the steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Lee Swafford
  • Patent number: 8756764
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for pivotably attaching a door to a home appliance includes a hinge bracket having a body; a hooking member that releasably engages a receiving feature of the home appliance; and a securing member fixed to the body. A fastener secures the securing member to the appliance in an operating position of the door and such that removal of the fastener releases the securing member from the home appliance so that the hooking member can be disengaged from the receiving feature to allow removal of the door from the home appliance, and the engagement of the hooking member with the receiving feature supports the weight of the door when the fastener is removed such that the receiving feature of the appliance supports the weight of the door to maintain a temporary vertical position of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Daughtridge, Jr., Suad Elkasevic, Joseph Geiger, Philipp Wieser
  • Publication number: 20140165495
    Abstract: A foldable carport comprising a header having a hinge socket fastened to an inhabitable structure and, a connection beam, a tilt beam, and a roof deck spanning between the two beams, all of which comprise a roof assembly. The connection beam includes a hinge member that is received into the header socket thereby operably connecting the roof assembly to the header. The operable connection allows the roof assembly to be positioned in an erected position or a folded position. When erected, the tilt beam is supported by a plurality of posts that may bear on a concrete slab, footing, or the ground. The foldable carport may also include a carrier plate coupled to the mobile residence configured to fasten the roof assembly to the mobile residence when the carport is in the folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: White Aluminum Products, LLC
    Inventor: William Malcolm Dorman
  • Patent number: 8739365
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes a first connecting member, a tray for securing a first component, and a second connecting member for securing a second component. The first connecting member includes two clamping panels substantially parallel to each other. A retaining panel extends from the tray. The second connecting member is rotatably secured to the first connecting member. The retaining panel is located between the two clamping panels, for preventing the tray from moving in a direction substantially perpendicular to the two clamping panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao-Ting Hung
  • Publication number: 20140143983
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first object and a hinge structure. The first object includes a rear plate, and a plurality of positioning posts is located on the rear plate. The hinge structure includes a first connecting member secured to the first object. The first connecting member includes an installation board, and a plurality of installation holes is defined in the installation board, corresponding to the plurality of positioning posts. Each of the plurality of positioning posts is received in each of the plurality of installation holes, so that the installation board directly abuts the rear plate to decrease the thickness of the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: ZHONG-HE YU
  • Patent number: 8732909
    Abstract: A hinge profile (2) fixable in a supporting profile (1) intended to be used for a sheet unit e.g. in the form of a door, said supporting profile (1) is in the first place intended to be fastened to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GSAB Blassmästeribranschens Service AB
    Inventor: Bernt Fellman
  • Patent number: 8683652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture hinge comprising a base plate, which is designed to be fastened to a furniture body, and a hinge arm that is mounted so as to be movable by an adjustment device in a controlled manner relative to the base plate within a predetermined adjustment range, wherein the adjustment device prevents the hinge arm from falling from the base plate by displacement. The furniture hinge has a fall guard for the hinge arm which prevents the hinge arm from falling relative to the base plate upon uncontrolled displacement of the hinge arm caused by failure of the adjustment device, and the hinge arm is mounted so as to be movable relative to the base plate within the predetermined adjustment range despite the fall guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik Hagspiel
  • Patent number: 8656560
    Abstract: An arrangement of a first component and a second component includes that the first component is manufactured by die casting to include a recess in which a section of the second component is adjustably guided. A side wall of the recess is provided with a mold release bevel. The side wall includes a region adjacent to the mold release bevel having a straight surface opposite the mold release bevel. The section of the second component is guided between the region and a straight mating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Simonswerk, Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Nicolas Liermann
  • Publication number: 20140026931
    Abstract: A pivot mechanism and a tent frame using same are disclosed. The pivot mechanism includes a first unit having two spaced mounting brackets formed with a pivot hole each; and a second unit including a main body, two protruded shafts movably connected to two opposite side surfaces of the main body, and an elastic member connected to the protruded shafts. The protruded shafts can shift between a compressed position, in which a smallest distance between two protruded end surfaces of the protruded shafts is not larger than a distance between two facing sides of the mounting brackets, and a sprung-out position, in which the two protruded shafts are protruded from the side surfaces of the main body into the pivot holes on the mounting brackets. When the second unit is pushed to a proper position between the two mounting brackets, the protruded shafts will automatically extend into the pivot holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: YU CHIEH LEE
  • Patent number: 8635743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinge for a buggy, stroller, etc. for infants. The hinge includes a first hinge member and a second hinge member. Hinge member includes a first hinge end and a connecting end to connect to a first structural member of an infant support apparatus along a first axis. The second hinge member includes a hinge end and a connecting end to connect to structural member of the infant support apparatus along a second axis. The hinge members are pivotal about an axis between a bent condition wherein the first and second longitudinal axes are non-aligned and a straight condition wherein the first and second longitudinal axes are generally aligned. The hinge ends are configured such that the amount of the profiles which overlap prevent the formation of a finger trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mamas and Papas Limited
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Chris Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8621718
    Abstract: An assembly fixture used to assemble hinges to a display panel assembly includes a base to support the display and at least one hinge mounting member fixed on the base. Each hinge mounting member includes two support bars projected from the base, a axle and a rotatable arm. The opposite ends of the axle respectively rotatably connected to the tops of the two support bars. The rotatable arm can rotated in concert with the axle. Each rotatable arm further includes at least two protruding portions to position the hinge and at least one magnetic element to attract the hinge, thereby fixing the hinge to the rotatable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Shan Lin, Te-Jen Sung, Shi-Wei Shi
  • Publication number: 20130327556
    Abstract: A portable computing device can include one or more clutch assemblies that can include a conductive elastomer configured to contact at least a portion of the clutch assembly of the portable computing device. The conductive elastomer can be configured to also contact at least one region of the base portion of the portable computing device. In one embodiment, the conductive elastomer can be disposed on the clutch assembly. The conductive elastomer can enhance an electrical coupling between two or more regions of the base portion, especially in the region near the conductive elastomer and the clutch assembly. The enhanced coupling can increase a performance of an electrical shield provided by the two or more regions of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. CASEBOLT, Gavin J. REID, Charles A. SCHWALBACH, Brandon S. SMITH
  • Patent number: 8605420
    Abstract: A hinge module and a portable electronic device using the same are provided. The hinge module includes a hinge body, a protruding portion, a column and a sleeve. The protruding portion is coupled to and protrudes from the hinge body. The column is coupled to and protrudes from the protruding portion. The sleeve has a connecting portion and a threaded stud portion which are connected together. The connecting portion has a receiving tank and a helix groove which are connected together. The protruding portion is disposed in the receiving tank. The column is disposed in and slides in the helix groove. When the column slides along the helix groove, the sleeve is rotated with respect to the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Che-Sheng Yang, Chin-Lung Fan
  • Publication number: 20130219797
    Abstract: A hinge support includes a brace, a trestle, and a positioning device. The brace includes a base wall and a first side wall, a second side wall, and a positioning wall that extend from the base wall. The first side wall has a first sloped surface, and the second side wall has a second sloped surface. The trestle includes a top wall and a third side wall, a fourth side wall, and a support wall that extend from the top wall. The third side wall has a third sloped surface, and the fourth side wall has a fourth sloped surface. The positioning device is supported by the support wall and positioned to abut the positioning wall to mount the trestle to the brace. The third sloped surface slides along the first sloped surface and the fourth sloped surface slides along the second sloped surface under control of the positioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Arturo J. Bonomie, Michael G. Wisniewski, Shawn W. Fogel
  • Patent number: 8506024
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first housing, a second housing, a mounting portion, and a hinge. The mounting portion is provided in the first housing. The mounting portion includes a mounting surface, a first pin protruding from the mounting surface, and a receiver including an insertion groove. The hinge is attached to the second housing and includes a fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a main portion mounted on the mounting surface, an elongated hole provided in the main portion and configured to engage with the first pin, and an inserting portion configured to be inserted into the insertion groove and supported by the receiver from a side opposite to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hamada, Toshikazu Shiroshi, Tomoko Kitamura, Toshio Konno, Kohei Wada, Ryosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 8505168
    Abstract: A non-invasive door bracket assembly that does no damage to the door or the door jam. It utilizes the door jam hinge screws to support the bracket assembly reducing parts and eliminating additional holes in the door and jam, while providing higher load support. This assembly can support a variety of door products but principally a child proof door jam cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Adam C. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8499501
    Abstract: A method of handling the removal and installation of a manway cover to a manway flange includes removing a plurality of manway cover bolts, assembling a portable manway cover hinge device having a pair of hinge plates having a hinge aperture alignable with an existing bolt opening or a user formed bolt opening, forming one or more bolt openings in a peripheral portion of one of the manway cover and the manway flange, aligning a hinge aperture of the support member of each of the pair of hinge plates with the one or more bolt openings formed in the peripheral portion of the one of the manway cover and the manway flange or the plurality of existing bolt openings, inserting a pin into each hinge aperture of the hinge plates, and removing the remaining manway cover bolts from the manway cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Hinge Corporation
    Inventors: Edward A. DePietro, James J. Porebski