Portable Patents (Class 160/135)
  • Patent number: 10379804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support frame configured to be incorporated into a plurality of interconnected video panels which each emit light to a front side of the interconnected video panels, the support frame comprising at least one connecting element configured to connect the support frame to at least one of the video panels, and an attachment mechanism designed to secure at least one illumination device in such a way that the illumination device fixedly secured to the attachment mechanism emits light to the front side of the interconnected video panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN PROFESSIONAL DENMARK APS
    Inventors: Wouter Verlinden, Lars Barslund Kjaer
  • Patent number: 10383238
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device of this invention includes: a display panel; a plate whose one side is attached to the rear surface of the display panel; a module cover including a forming area that is projected and recessed in at least some part to keep a distance from the plate; and a housing attached to the module cover. According to the present invention, it is possible to minimize heat transfer towards the display panel by including a module cover where a forming area is provided to keep a distance from a plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungkwon Yun, Chunsoo Chang, Munhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10330270
    Abstract: A lighted toe kick system includes at least one toe kick panel configured to abut against a front surface of a cabinet. The toe kick panel includes a first surface, the first surface including one or more openings, the one or more openings receiving at least one lighting component, and a generally planar second surface configured for mounting to the front surface of the cabinet. The toe kick panel also includes an upper panel cover section coupled to the toe kick panel. The upper panel cover section is configured to at least partially cover the lighting component, and further configured to direct at least a portion of the light generated via the lighting component substantially parallel to the first surface of the toe kick panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sympateco, Inc.
    Inventor: Curt Brannon
  • Patent number: 10279244
    Abstract: A movable dasher board system optimizes user safety in a hockey rink or similar arena. A bottom structure, provided by a sliding bottom surface or roller assembly, has low friction characteristics, typically a ?s of 0.05 or less with respect to ice if a sliding surface, or if roller bearings an effective coefficient of rolling friction 0.04 or less. A dasher board assembly is operatively connected to and extends upwardly from the bottom structure. Biasing and impact force absorbing devices (such as pneumatic or hydraulic or spring-encasing telescoping tubes, or foam, gel, or compression springs) bias the bottom structure and dasher board assembly to a desired position and absorb the impact of a human hitting the dasher board assembly to minimize the possibility of injury to the human. The system may be installed in a pre-existing rink or other arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Marc Kapsalis
  • Patent number: 10221618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety gate which occupies as little space as possible when the gate is open. The child safety gate comprises two or more panels (1, 2, 3, 4) interconnected by at least one hinge (5). The panels are mounted in the opening via at least one fitting (10) connected with an end panel (3) at one side. At least one closure device (12, 13) is connected with an end panel (4) at the other side. The hinges (5) may be connected with the panels (1, 2, 3, 4), so that the panels may be folded inwardly over each other when the gate is opened. A panel top (8) and/or a panel base (9) may be connected with the panels. The panels (1, 2, 3, 4) may comprise two panel parts which may be telescoped. An extension panel may be disposed between the panel parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Baby Dan A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Pedersen, Tina Moller-Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10215539
    Abstract: A barrier formed from one or more modular units that include a frame, a protective panel, and a gap that is configured to receive a portion of another one of the modular units of the barrier such that the one or more modular units of the barrier can be arranged at an angle selected from a range of angles from about 90 degrees, to provide a corner arrangement, to about 180 degrees, to provide a substantially straight wall arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Defenshield, Inc.
    Inventors: William Collins White, Jordan William Settle
  • Patent number: 10147337
    Abstract: Protective battering plate devices are provided, which can be removably attached to a door of a forcible entry training door apparatus. A protective battering plate device is configured to enable simulated forcible entry of an inward swinging locked door by hitting a battering ram against the protective battering plate device mounted on the door of the forcible entry door training apparatus, while protecting the door from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Perrone
  • Patent number: 10119269
    Abstract: A variable acoustic assembly comprising a housing and a one or more absorbing pads. The housing contains the one or more absorbing pads, a one or more doors, a one or more rear brackets, and a one or more hinges. The one or more doors attach to the one or more rear brackets with the one or more hinges. The one or more doors are configured to selectively open and selectively close between an open configuration and a closed configuration by rotating on the one or more hinges. The variable acoustic assembly having a closed width in the closed configuration and an open width in the open configuration. With the one or more doors in the open configuration, a portion of the one or more absorbing pads are exposed outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Joab Jay Perdue
  • Patent number: 10107320
    Abstract: The present invention includes a multiuse clip assembly which can be employed to secure objects or panels to one another. It incorporates both the male and female features into each clip for greater versatility and durability over conventional clip systems. The unique universal and expandable mating system does not limit the orientation, position, or number of objects or panels that may be secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Compton
  • Patent number: 10030384
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for connecting one or more wall modules to structural components of a building. At least one implementation includes connections that can allow the wall module to couple to a structural wall. For instance, the wall module can extend away from an end of the structural wall. In particular, the wall module can have a frame that connects to the structural wall on at least one side face and one or more panels that connect to the frame to at least partially conceal the structural wall and the frame from a first vantage point. Accordingly, the structural wall together with one or more wall modules can divide the floor space of a building into one or more individual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD
    Inventors: Geoff W. Gosling, Mogens F. Smed
  • Patent number: 9969044
    Abstract: A profile element for forming a frame element for a cabin wall of a numerically controlled machine tool is disclosed. A cross-section of the profile element has at least one receiving section for receiving a first securing element, at least one arch-shaped section, and at least one connecting section for connecting the frame element to the cabin wall of the machine tool. The arch-shaped section is arranged between the receiving section and the connecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Reinhold Seitz, Alexander Strebelow
  • Patent number: 9909725
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a highly portable light-emitting device or a highly browsable light-emitting device. The light-emitting device includes a joint portion, and a plurality of light-emitting units apart from each other with the joint portion positioned therebetween. The joint portion and the light-emitting units are flexible. The joint portion can be bent to a curvature radius smaller than a curvature radius to which the light-emitting unit can be bent. The light-emitting unit is supplied with a signal through a side not adjacent to the joint portion or is supplied with a signal by wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Aoyama, Yasuhiro Jinbo, Yoshiharu Hirakata, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9893677
    Abstract: A solar panel bottom clamp assembly that secures the underside of a solar panel frame (i.e. the return flange of the solar panel) to a solar panel mounting device that is securable to a roof. The solar panel bottom clamp is adjustable, allowing the solar panel to be positioned and then secured to the solar panel bottom clamp. The solar panel bottom clamp assembly includes a base, a clamping member, a threaded fastener, and optionally, a spring. The base includes a platform for seating the solar panel. The clamping member includes a clamping member body and a hooked portion positioned above the clamping member body with an indentation for engaging the return flange. The threaded fastener non-threadably engages opposing sides of the base and threadably engages the clamping member causing the clamping member to move between the opposing sides below the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sunmodo Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 9872571
    Abstract: A bedhead and a collapsible bed frame with the bedhead are provided. The bedhead includes at least two unitary frames. Each unitary frame has at least one storage room at a back thereof. After the collapsible bed frame is disassembled, it can be accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead. For transportation, the parts of the bed frame are accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead, and the unitary frames of the bedhead are folded to form a box. The volume of the bed frame and the bedhead after folded is reduced greatly to be transported and stored conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 9874011
    Abstract: A modular panel system including a plurality of posts where each post includes a front face, a rear face, and opposed lateral faces. A central channel is formed in the front face where the central channel has a linking opening, a first ledge and a second ledge. Cutouts are formed in the ledges. The rear face includes a panel receiving channel that receives an edge of a panel. A linking element is configured to be secured in the linking opening. The head of the linking element is sized to fit within the first and the second cutouts and be secured by the first and second ledges to couple the first post to the second post. The lateral faces of the coupled posts together form a first side central channel and a first side central channel cutout that is configured to receive a second linking element to couple a third post to the coupled first and second posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Freeman Capital Company
    Inventors: Jorge Oliveira, Carl Edward Crow, Michael Hanson
  • Patent number: 9854918
    Abstract: A bedhead and a collapsible bed frame with the bedhead are provided. The bedhead includes at least two unitary frames. Each unitary frame has at least one storage room at a back thereof After the collapsible bed frame is disassembled, it can be accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead. For transportation, the parts of the bed frame are accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead, and the unitary frames of the bedhead are folded to form a box. The volume of the bed frame and the bedhead after folded is reduced greatly to be transported and stored conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 9850661
    Abstract: A retention apparatus, system and method for attaching a cross member with an anchor assembly to a latch assembly of a top block and clamp assembly secured to a wall, roof or other structure. The retention system is useful to prevent snow, ice and other objects from sliding off a roof. According to an exemplary embodiment, the retention apparatus and system may be secured to a standing seam on a metal roof to use an ice flag for retaining snow and ice between standing seams. The retention apparatus, system and method comprising a fastener securing a top block with a latch assembly to a clamp assembly attached to the standing seam of the metal roof. An cross member configured with an anchor assembly for operably connecting to the latch assembly of the top block by a ninety degree 90° straight-in approach to the latch assembly formed in the top block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PMC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Tamas Kovacs
  • Patent number: 9803669
    Abstract: The present invention includes a multiuse clip assembly which can be employed to secure objects or panels to one another. It incorporates both the male and female features into each clip for greater versatility and durability over conventional clip systems. The unique universal and expandable mating system does not limit the orientation, position, or number of objects or panels that may be secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory Compton
  • Patent number: 9796562
    Abstract: In an elevator controlling panel, an opening portion of a front surface of a case is opened and closed by a front cover. A bent portion is disposed on a first end portion in a width direction of the front cover. A slit is disposed on the bent portion. A shaft member that guides opening and closing operations of the front cover by being moved relatively along the slit, and that also stops the front cover from dislodging from the case, is disposed on a side surface of the case. The slit has a shape such that the opening portion is opened by sliding the front cover forward relative to the controlling panel main body and then upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Yao
  • Patent number: 9771736
    Abstract: A modular, movable, barricade which has, along its bottom edge, a one or more of supporting feet configured to allow stacking during storage and/or transport. Individual, similar barricade modules may be easily assembled into customized configurations for use by complementary attachment means along the side edges. After use, an assembled customized configuration may be easily disassembled into individual barricade modules by detaching the attachment means. The modules may then be stacked for storage and/or transport until further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MLR INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Moshe Levran
  • Patent number: 9666391
    Abstract: A retractable snap dome in a keyboard, serving as a force resistor for a key in a conventional manner, includes an additional collapsed state wherein the key can be retracted by an electromechanical polymer (EMP) actuator to a persistent down position. In one embodiment, the EMP actuator is a bimorph EMP actuator that can be actuated to bring the key from down position to up position, ready for conventional keyboard operation, and vice versa. Such operations allow the keyboard to have a desirable decreased thickness relative to conventional keyboards. Thus, a keyboard of the present invention finds application in ultra-slim electronic devices. When provided in a notebook computer wherein the keyboard is folded against a video or graphic display, the keyboard keys may be placed in the retracted down position, thereby preventing the keys from pressing against the video or graphical display with a force that may damage the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Novasentis, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Levatich, Brian C. Zellers, Edward Foster, Madeline Boyer, Brian Thaler, Raj Pathak, Richard Ducharme
  • Patent number: 9653008
    Abstract: A portable collapsible sign assembly including a fabric covering and support frame which is adjustable between a collapsed and expanded position. When the sign assembly is expanded, or in its deployed state, the fabric covering and support frame possess a connective tension relationship with respect to one another which creates and supports both the sign assembly display sign and base in a stable manner. The fabric covering engagement with the support frame enables the entire sign assembly, including both the display sign and assembly base, to be simultaneously deployed in one user-initiated motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MB Enterprises of Cairo, LLC
    Inventor: Mead Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9637885
    Abstract: The safety device is to be installed in a well. The safety device is has a support structure that is arranged to be lowered at least partly into the well and that restricts the movement of the safety device in the horizontal direction. A collar is in connection with the support structure and arranged to be set against the ground to restrict the movement of the safety device in the vertical direction, with a protective structure arranged on the collar to define a safe working area around the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PICOTE OY LTD.
    Inventor: Mika Lokkinen
  • Patent number: 9627872
    Abstract: A power supply assembly and method for installing in a retail store environment are described. The power supply assembly is relocatable for providing power and/or data to a particular location within the retail store environment. The power supply assembly can provide power and/or data from a power source above a dropped ceiling to a powered fixture without the ceiling panel being set askew, in a manner that may be more aesthetically pleasing and that can satisfy building code requirements. The power supply assembly can be movable to various locations in the retail store environment and does not require installation of a structure such as, but not limited to, a power pole or other beam-like structure in which power cords may be contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Sherman, Doyle J. Trankel
  • Patent number: 9620039
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display arrangement including a foot which supports a plurality of panels, which are flexibly interconnected by means of connecting elements, a lifting device and a receiving device that can be lowered into the ground. The receiving device is designed to receive the panels, folded together, including the foot and the lifting device. The lifting device is designed to raise the panels out of the receiving device and to lower the panels into the receiving device. The panels can be folded together in a barrel shape around the foot and in particular also around the lifting device. The receiving device is designed to receive the panels folded together in a barrel shape around the foot and more particularly also around the lifting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: C SEED Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Bernhard Fidler, Andreas Haas, Elmar Stoger, Alexander Josef Swatek, Jorg Tragatschnig
  • Patent number: 9609961
    Abstract: A portable foldable display includes a pair of end sections and a plurality of intermediate sections. The intermediate sections are joined together in a manner which permits the intermediate sections to be rotated with respect to each other for folding and unfolding of the display. The display also includes a plurality of shelves which may extend from the front or back of any of the intermediate sections and outwardly from the end sections. The vertical spacing between the shelves is adjustable. The display is on wheels to permit easy transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Streater LLC
    Inventor: Thomas G. Lindblom
  • Patent number: 9600027
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a device, including: a primary display unit; and at least one mounting mechanism operatively coupled to at least one side of said primary display unit that allows the mounting of at least one additional display unit; the mounting mechanism including electrical connections that facilitate detection of said additional display unit. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Brian Postage
  • Patent number: 9486691
    Abstract: A foldable net shield for an entire garage door including a single rebound net connected to a frame by sleeves and spaced apart poles pivotably conjoined at forwardly and rearwardly foldable hinge assemblies on each of an upper and a lower portion of the frame. A foldable leg assembly is disposed on the lower portion of the frame proximal at least at each of a right and a left side of the frame. A brace on a rear end of the frame at least at a pair of the rearward hinge assemblies and each foldable leg assembly brace the frame against the garage door and provide space between the respective hinge and leg assembly and the garage door to prevent damage to the garage door upon impact of an object, such as a basket ball, with the rebound net. A joint is disposed on each pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kelvin McGee
  • Patent number: 9433282
    Abstract: A connector hub assembly usable as a standalone module or as a component in a work space system. The connector hub assembly optionally includes features for connecting one or more arms of a support frame for supporting a modular workspace system including desk space, cabinet space, view screens, electronic equipment, and/or other workspace system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Derek Steelman, Daniel Birr, Kelly Bazal, Paul Trieu, Mitchell R. Bakker, Zachary Raven, Cara Danis, Evan Aschbrenner, Karl Youngdahl
  • Patent number: 9403400
    Abstract: A modular, portable writing and projection system having a variable curvature is disclosed. The system uses dry erase boards, chalk or black boards, or other flexible panels having at least one writing surface. The panels have edges for joining to posts. The system combines panels to form a large, modular system for use at meetings, gatherings or other assemblies. The system allows a large number of users to contribute to a presentation, and also allows users to view the presentation. Because the panels are flexible, the system may be curved, allowing more panels to be mounted, used, written on and viewed, within limited space. The panels may be used in either a convex or concave manner, i.e., curved in or curved out, as desired. The resistance of the panels to remaining in a curved state is overcome by feet on the posts and braking or holding devices on the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MAYA DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael McManus, Stephen Spencer, Donald MacDonald, John Crowley, Joseph Ballay
  • Patent number: 9390639
    Abstract: A portable collapsible sign assembly including a fabric covering and support frame which is adjustable between a collapsed and expanded position. When the sign assembly is expanded, or in its deployed state, the fabric covering and support frame possess a connective tension relationship with respect to one another which creates and supports both the sign assembly display sign and base in a stable manner. The fabric covering engagement with the support frame enables the entire sign assembly, including both the display sign and assembly base, to be simultaneously deployed in one user-initiated motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MB Enterprises of Cairo, LLC
    Inventor: Mead Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9382707
    Abstract: An acoustic shell system includes a frame comprising a first column, a second column, and a base. The first and second columns each comprise a circular portion with a channel along the length of the column where the circular portion is configured to attach to one or more panels. The circular portion is coupled to a noncircular portion opposite the channel having at least one channel along the length of the column and configured to attach to one or more components. The base comprises first and second arms coupled to opposing ends of a cross-support. Each of the arms is also coupled to one of the columns at about a ninety degree angle. The length of the cross-support is less than the distance between the first and second columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Staging Concepts Acquisitions, LLC
    Inventors: Martin E. Thiede, Jonathan Matthew Chase, Christopher Jon Altringer
  • Patent number: 9384685
    Abstract: A method for deployment of a display system includes providing a first collection container for receiving a first display arrangement, and a second collection container for receiving a second display arrangement. The method further includes positioning the first collection container and the second collection container in close proximity to one another. The method further includes selectably engaging the first display arrangement to the second display arrangement and simultaneously deploying the first and second display arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Davis, Frederic Frank Opsomer
  • Patent number: 9347218
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for incorporating face- and center-mounted panels into a single wall module to form nested wall modules. For instance, face-mounted panels can nest within the center-mounted panels. Additionally or alternatively, center-mounted panels can nest within the face-mounted panels to form windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 9315985
    Abstract: A modular wall with acoustic properties including one or more wall modules arranged in a desired configuration, and methods of forming the same. The wall module includes a frame configured to receive a plurality of wall elements, and a plurality of wall elements attached to the frame. An acoustic substrate is secured to the frame by a ladder or ladder frame including horizontal support members coordinated between retaining members configured for attachment to the frame or elements thereof. The frame and ladder or ladder frame can be used to sandwich one or more acoustic substrates therebetween. Exterior wall, finishing, and trim elements can be attached to the horizontal support members, frame or frame elements, and other wall elements for structural and/or aesthetic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed
  • Patent number: 9302198
    Abstract: A maze construction system for fire and rescue training exercises includes a plurality of panels that are tensionably supported between a ceiling and floor. Each panel includes a pair of extendable columns that terminate with a pad for contact with a ceiling surface. A flange along at least one vertical edge of the panels permits the panels to align at their edges. The panels are quickly assembled and disassembled, and are easily reconfigured to form new maze paths without requiring additional tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: William Lloyd Faver, Glenn D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9194090
    Abstract: A portable windbreak device facilitates lifting and moving of a windbreak by providing rotatable legs which need not be removed from the main panel to move and store the device. The device includes a panel having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a pair of opposed side edges extending between the top edge and the bottom edge. A sleeve is coupled to the panel proximate the bottom edge of the panel. A leg has a pair of outer sections extending from a post. The post is inserted into the sleeve such that the post is rotatable in the sleeve. The post is retained in the sleeve when the panel is lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Charles H. Raml
  • Patent number: 9174107
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel customizable and retractable enclosure system particularly suited for tennis courts. The customizable and retractable enclosure system of the present invention includes windscreen panel assemblies connected to vertical support members using a system of highly tensioned cables and eliminates the use of a chain link fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Todd Dettor
  • Patent number: 9148614
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for supporting a touch-enabled video wall are provided. In one embodiment, a video wall support system may include a first frame of support members (12) to support an array of monitors (16) and a second frame of monitors (18) to support a touch-enabling optical system (40, 42). The first frame of support members (12) may support the array of monitors (16) such that display screens of the monitors (18) are substantially aligned in a first plane. The second frame of support members (14) may support the touch-enabling optical system (40, 42) such that the touch-enabling optical system (40, 42) may detect a user touch location through a second plane formed by the second frame of support members (14). This second plane may be substantially parallel to the first plane. The second frame of support members (14) may be disposed a distance from the first frame of support members (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Szolyga, David Vu Dao
  • Patent number: 9131788
    Abstract: A portable foldable display includes a pair of end sections and a plurality of intermediate sections. The intermediate sections are joined together in a manner which permits the intermediate sections to be rotated with respect to each other for folding and unfolding of the display. The display also includes a plurality of shelves which may extend from the front or back of any of the intermediate sections and outwardly from the end sections. The vertical spacing between the shelves is adjustable. The display is on wheels to permit easy transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Streater LLC
    Inventor: Thomas G. Lindblom
  • Patent number: 9127470
    Abstract: A unit module compartment structure includes: a first unit module compartment, including a first partition board having connection means at one end, and a second partition board having connection means at two ends thereof, respectively, the connection means of the first partition board and the connection means at one end of the second partition board being connected so as to form a first angle less than 90°; and a second unit module compartment, including a third partition board having connection means at one end, and a fourth partition board having connection means at two ends thereof, respectively, wherein the connection means at one end of the third partition board, the connection means at one end of the fourth partition board and the connection means at another end of the second partition board are connected so as to form a second angle identical with the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Stanley Shao-Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 9096978
    Abstract: An expandable roadside safety apparatus is disclosed herein. The apparatus may include a plurality of partition sections and a plurality of curtain sections. Each partition section comprises a base portion, at least one cable located laterally through the base portion, and a plurality of rollers. The partition sections are configured to be extended and retracted via the cable. Each curtain section comprises at least one foldable section, at least one mounting bar, and a plurality of strips. A plurality of hinges may be secured between the partition sections and curtain sections, wherein the partition sections are configured to be hingedly secured to each other and to the curtain sections. The partition sections and the curtain sections may be interspersed between one another, wherein the apparatus is configured to be extended and retracted along the at least one cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Black Bart, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9076352
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device having a center panel positioned between a first side panel and a second side panel and a header panel and a blank for a multi-panel display device. In one aspect, the invention can be a blank for a multi-panel display device comprising: a center panel; a first side panel attached to the center panel along a first pre-weakened line; a second side panel attached to the center panel along a second pre-weakened line; and a header panel detachably coupled to the second side panel along a third pre-weakened line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. Dashe
  • Patent number: 9048530
    Abstract: The deployable flat panel array technology includes panel arrays and/or methods for multi-axial deployment of a panel array. The panel array can include a first row of panels, a second row of panels, and at least two respective panels of each of the first and the second rows coupled together via a carpenter tape hinge and allowing for multi-axial deployment to form the panel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Christian Kellberg
  • Patent number: 9038336
    Abstract: A system and method providing a facade for portable toilets and other structures includes a plurality of panels that mimic or emulate a more aesthetically pleasings structure. The facade may provide the appearance of a house or other structure to disguise the less appealing form of a portable toilet. One, two, three or more panels connect about a portable toilet structure and may partially or completely connect to the portable toilet structure itself. The facade is optionally comprised of lightweight and easily transportable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Lourie Albanese
  • Patent number: 9033021
    Abstract: A highly portable, modular hunting blind which adapts to different hunting areas by utilizing local grass and other vegetation for 3-D camouflage and cover purposes. The blind is ideally of a light weight material, such as plastic, and includes adjustable angles for natural cover, and a number of vegetation straps that adjust to any natural cover the hunter chooses to use, such as grass, corn, brush, or tree limbs. This allows hunters to place natural cover at angles that create a secure 3-D effect and allows hunters and game to see through this natural environment eliminating the undesirable “blob” affect caused by dark fabric material, while breaking the hunter's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Real Action Hunting Products, LLC
    Inventor: Scott P. Hand
  • Patent number: 9003731
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for incorporating face- and center-mounted panels into a single wall module to form nested wall modules. For instance, face-mounted panels can nest within the center-mounted panels. Additionally or alternatively, center-mounted panels can nest within the face-mounted panels to form windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: DIRTT Enviornmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 8973642
    Abstract: A display assembly 10 in the form of at least two interconnected display stands 12A, 12B. Each of the stands 12 includes a spaced pair of vertically extending support members 14 mounted on feet 16. A flexible display member 18 extends between the support members 14 and is held taut thereby. A support arrangement 20 in the form of five pivotally interconnected link members 36, extends between the support members 14 immediately above the feet 16. For adjacent display stands 12, a common support member 14 forms part of each display stand 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Richard John Lawson
  • Patent number: 8967739
    Abstract: Components for assembling a modular exhibit structure are provided. These components include: frames, connectors (for connecting together frames), panels (for mounting within frames), cover plates (for mounting over sides of frames), and dust covers (for mounting over top of connected frames). These components are configured to allow a single person to assemble an exhibit structure without any specialized tools or mechanical skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Logic Exhibit System Ltd.
    Inventors: David Christian Jensen, Alexander Renowitzky, Vlado Radanovic
  • Patent number: 8925619
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular partition system obtained by assembling removable elements. The system includes at least one mast and at least one panel made integral with each other. The panel includes a frame, on at least one face of which is stretched a canvas. The frame includes a retainer to this end of stretching, on its perimeter and longitudinally. The canvas includes, on the perimeter of its rear face, a hooking device aimed at cooperating with the retainer. The mast includes a profile, or an assembly of profiles, each profile having a device designed capable of permitting directly or indirectly fastening the panel. The present invention is essentially characterized in that the mast includes a device for retaining a mast canvas, at least a portion of which is aimed at covering at least the portion of the mast that is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Duo Industrie
    Inventors: Francois Frezouls, Philippe Beille