Carrier Attached To Dashboard Patents (Class 224/483)
  • Patent number: 10596981
    Abstract: A bracket for fixating a housing including a camera to a windscreen of a road vehicle including a base plate and a fixation arrangement. The fixation arrangement includes a cradle for receiving a locking pin protruding from the housing and a spring for applying a pressure on the locking pin forcing the locking pin towards a seat of the cradle when the spring is inserted into at least one slot of the cradle such that the locking pin is inserted located between the spring and the cradle. The spring is an elongated flat plate and includes a through-hole for securing the spring to the base plate. The through-hole is arranged at a longitudinally distal end of the spring and the fixation arrangement includes a first protrusion connected to said base plate. The first protrusion is arranged to engage the through-hole when the spring is inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Johan Granholm
  • Patent number: 10583765
    Abstract: A mechanism for holding an article in a storage compartment. The storage compartment is delimited by a first wall and a second wall and each of the first wall and the second wall is having a first recess and a second recess. The mechanism includes a holder element, a supporting element, a locking element and a handling member. The holder element is articulated in the first wall. The supporting element is pivotally configured on the holder element for supporting a bottom portion of the article in a holding position. The locking element engages a first recess to lock the holder element in a non-holding position and engages a second recess to lock the holder element in the holding position. The handling member is configured on the second member for unlocking the locking element from the first and second recesses to move the holder element between the holding and non-holding positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Chetan Jain
  • Patent number: 10484771
    Abstract: A support for video playback devices includes a headwear device, a support mechanism, and a holding mechanism. The support mechanism is connected to the headwear device. The holding mechanism is connected to the support mechanism, and is used to hold a video playback device. Viewing distance and angle of the video playback device is adjusted by varying relative positions of the headwear device and the support mechanism and by varying relative positions of the support mechanism and the holding mechanism. The structure of the support for video playback devices is simple. The support for video playback devices is useful when a user lies down, thus improving the user's sense of experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen Wang, Ching-Feng Chen, Ji-Ping Wu, Long-Fong Chen
  • Patent number: 10406991
    Abstract: A mobile-device retaining assembly includes a housing for mounting within an opening in an internal surface of a vehicle, a bed associated with the housing and configured to receive the mobile-device and to support the mobile device in an orientation that is generally aligned with the internal surface, and a first armature engaged with the bed and configured to engage the mobile device. The bed moves between a receiving position and a retaining position. The first armature remains stationary as the bed moves through a first stage of movement between the receiving position and the retaining position and then moves between a first disengaged position and a first engagement position when the bed moves through a second stage of movement between the receiving position and the retaining position. The first armature is configured to secure the mobile-device when the first armature is in the first engagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Vander Sluis, Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 10390612
    Abstract: A stowable table includes a table portion movable between a horizontal deployed position and a non-horizontal stowed position. The table portion may be configured to be stowed in a receiving structure. A holder may be configured to receive a liquid receptacle and rotatably coupled to the table portion about a pivot axis. The holder may also be slidably coupled to the table portion and slidable between a setback position in which the pivot axis is set back from an end of the table portion when the table portion is in the deployed position, and an aligned position in which the pivot axis is substantially aligned with the table portion end when in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen De Saulles, Marcus Hoggarth
  • Patent number: 10343574
    Abstract: A vehicle glove box assembly may include a glove box defining a compartment, a door arranged on the glove box moveable between open and closed positions, and a tray assembly arranged on and hinged to the door and pivotable with respect to the door to provide a flat surface in a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 10272846
    Abstract: A device holder assembly includes: a device holder holding a mobile electronics device; a stowage mechanism performing a stowage movement to transition the device holder between a stowed position and a device holding position; and a blocking mechanism which blocks the stowage movement from transitioning the device holder to the device holding position when the mobile electronics device is held by the device holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Firat Tapti
  • Patent number: 10173607
    Abstract: The automotive phone holder with integrated air freshener combines a phone holder that mounts to the louvers within an automobile air vent with an air freshener with replaceable fragrance strips. The resulting automotive phone holder with integrated air freshener has three main parts: the head, the adjustment mechanism, and the mounting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Nataliia Omelchenko, Anatoliy Omelchenko
  • Patent number: 10003681
    Abstract: A cellphone accessory device for capturing a self-portrait image includes a shell that is configured to couple to a cellphone. A slot is positioned in a back of the shell. A handle is coupled to the shell and is positioned in the slot. The handle comprises a plurality of nested sections so that it is selectively extensible from the slot. A controller is coupled to the handle and is configured to operationally couple to the cellphone. The handle is configured to extend from the shell to position the shell distal from a hand that is grasping the handle. The controller is configured to compel the cellphone to selectively capture an image, such as a photograph and a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Hsu
  • Patent number: 9908479
    Abstract: A supporter for a vehicle includes a pair of brackets separated from each other so as to face each other, one end of each of the brackets being fixed to a holding part held inside of the vehicle, and cubes installed between the brackets so as to be rotatable, the cubes having a polyhedral shape, and one or more holding holes formed on at least two surfaces of the cubes. The supporter selectively supports or holds various goods, such as cup holders, various articles and electronic devices, according to the sizes of the goods, thereby efficiently using space and increasing user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Han-Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 9817234
    Abstract: A head-up display positioning device includes a combiner configured to reflect a generated image to create a virtual image for viewing by an occupant of a vehicle. A housing is provided for stowing the combiner. A mechanism includes a motor and is configured to the move the combiner between a stowed position wherein the combiner is located fully within the housing and a display position wherein the combiner is at least partially located outside of the housing and viewable by the occupant. A cover is configured to close over the housing when the combiner is in the stowed position, and the cover is movable to allow the combiner to move into the display position. The mechanism is configured to automatically stow the combiner under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Ernesto Quiroz de la Mora, Robert Wolfgang Kissel
  • Patent number: 9800703
    Abstract: A handling apparatus for a mobile electronic device, such as a handheld smart phone. The handling apparatus includes a base, a first wing body and a second wing body. The base defines a length and a width. The first and second wing bodies each define a fixed end connected to the base and a free end opposite the fixed end. The free end is spaced from the base in a deployed state of the corresponding wing body. The first and second wing bodies are arranged to extend from the corresponding fixed end to the corresponding free end in an identical direction relative to a length of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TecTide Group, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Roux
  • Patent number: 9744913
    Abstract: A system for holding an electronic device includes a body and a connection device for connecting an electronic device to the body, at least a portion of the connection device attached to the body. The system further includes a clip, the clip having a top portion and a bottom portion, the clip attached to the body. The system further includes a cam lever, the cam lever oriented in the body and in communication with the clip, the cam lever having a first position and a second position, the first position characterized by the cam lever not engaging the clip, the second position characterized by the cam lever engaging the clip, and causing the top and bottom portion of the clip to be pushed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Bowden Ormsbee, Gregory M. Adelman, Ian M. Core
  • Patent number: 9701256
    Abstract: A holder device to hold a mobile device with respect to a vent or a surface of a vehicle has a ball-and-socket joint pivotally coupling together a clip to engage the vent or surface, and a clamp to releasably carry the mobile device. The ball-and-socket joint has a ball pivotally disposed in a socket. The ball-and-socket joint has a friction fit or an interference fit between the ball and the socket sufficient to hold a position between the ball and the socket under a weight of the clamp and the mobile device without an applied external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Handstands Promo, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Haymond, Jason Fogg
  • Patent number: 9647712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a phone holder for holding a mobile phone. The holder includes at least one lateral support. At least one insert can be located between the lateral support and the phone. Preferably, the insert can be replaceable, and the lateral support is manufactured separately and fastenable to a common body used with holders for multiple phone types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CAMEL IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Christopher John Ryan, Alexei Kholodov
  • Patent number: 9517733
    Abstract: A trim part of a motor vehicle has a gap into which a display device with a screen can be retracted into the interior of the trim part in a covered position. The screen projects into a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle in a use position by moving through the gap from the covered position with a pivot movement. The screen is suspended in the trim part by one or more coupling mechanisms supporting the pivot movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian Wall, Stefan Richter
  • Patent number: 9446720
    Abstract: An adjustable bracket for mounting an electronic media device (EMD) in a vehicle includes a rigid housing mountable to an instrument panel substrate. A linear rail is fixedly attached to the housing. A lower arm is pivotally connected to the housing and rotatable between a lower arm stowed position with the lower arm parallel to the rail and a lower arm extended position with the lower arm perpendicular to the rail. An upper arm assembly is adjustably connected to the rail and has a hinged upper arm rotatable between an upper arm stowed position with the upper arm parallel to the rail and an upper arm extended position with the upper arm perpendicular to the rail. In the respective extended positions, the lower arm and the upper arm are to engage and retain the EMD with an EMD display visible to an occupant of the vehicle during vehicle operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prazeres, Antonio M. Quadros, Wiliam Maeda, Joao Claudio Brito Santos
  • Patent number: 9283898
    Abstract: A dash mount for securing a plurality of electronic devices to the front dash of a vehicle. The dash mount includes a base having a top surface with a top slot formed therein, as well as a rotatable mounting screw with a threaded portion extending upward, through the top slot, to project above the top surface. The dash mount also includes a support bracket having a first arm receivable within the top slot and a second arm with a device connector located at its distal end. The mounting screw extends through a straight aperture in the first arm to threadably engage with a first electronic device located on the top surface, to secure both the support bracket and the first device to the base, while the device connector on the second arm receives and supports a second electronic device in a location spaced from the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Omix-Ada, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Azadi, Jacob Heaven
  • Patent number: 9218024
    Abstract: An accessory for an electronic device, such as a mobile computing device, includes a housing and a support element that are configured to support the electronic device in an inclined orientation. The support element of the accessory may comprise an elongated recess that receives a portion (e.g., an edge portion) of an electronic device to orient and support the electronic device in the inclined orientation. The accessory may also include a peripheral component, such as a user interface component (e.g., a keyboard, a track pad, etc.) or any other component that may enhance or supplement functionality of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Gengler
  • Patent number: 9143587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cellular telephone integration system, comprising an adapter and a mounting device, whereby the adapter incorporates a base body with a seating, whereby the adapter incorporates at least one interface with the cellular telephone. Here, the adapter incorporates a clip, which projects over the seating, in the direction of the seating from one edge of the base body in a clamping position under pretension such that a cellular telephone can be inserted between a free end of the clip and the seating in a clamping position, whereby the cellular telephone in the clamping position between the clip and the seating is secured by the clip pressing on the cellular telephone such that this is held firmly in position in the clamping position, even while the vehicle is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jens Lachnitt
  • Patent number: 9108575
    Abstract: This invention is a mount base and strap assembly for attaching a holder apparatus for mobile devices such as a tablet computer, smartphone, navigation device or similar accessories to the dashboard or center console of a motor vehicle. The mount base is secured to the dashboard or console with one or more upper adjustable strap(s) and hook(s) to the defroster vent or other attachment point on the dashboard or on the console and one or more lower strap(s) and hook(s) to anchor points under the dashboard or center console. The adjustable straps provide for stability, portability, and flexible positioning. A user fastens an accessory holder apparatus of their choice on said mount base with fasteners suitable for said accessory holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: James Michael Preston
  • Patent number: 9032651
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC.
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20150122858
    Abstract: A dash mount for securing a plurality of electronic devices to the front dash of a vehicle. The dash mount includes a base having a top surface with a top slot formed therein, as well as a rotatable mounting screw with a threaded portion extending upward, through the top slot, to project above the top surface. The dash mount also includes a support bracket having a first arm receivable within the top slot and a second arm with a device connector located at its distal end. The mounting screw extends through a straight aperture in the first arm to threadably engage with a first electronic device located on the top surface, to secure both the support bracket and the first device to the base, while the device connector on the second arm receives and supports a second electronic device in a location spaced from the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ali Azadi, Jacob Heaven
  • Patent number: 9010599
    Abstract: A cup holder has a case; a holder body disposed movably between a stored position wherein the holder body is stored in the case, and an in-use position wherein the holder body projects from the opening; a guide wall; a container-holding member disposed swivelably on the holder body; a coupling device disposed in the container-holding member for swiveling; and a coupled device formed on the guide wall, and coupling with the coupling device to restrict the movement of the holder body toward the stored position. When the holder body is drawn out from the case, a coupling device slides on the guide wall, and the container-holding member swivels from the stored position toward the container-holding position. When the holder body is stored in the case, the coupling device slides on the guide wall, and the container-holding member swivels from the container-holding position toward the stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Shindo
  • Patent number: 9004331
    Abstract: A fixture apparatus for vehicle air-conditioner vent outlet is provided, including a fixing unit, a dial, a traction element, a clamp and a support element. The fixing unit is installed with the dial and limits the dial to only rotate at location. The clamp includes two coupled clips. The traction element is disposed with outer screw thread at some segment extending into the fixing unit and contacts the dial in a screw-like manner. When the dial rotates, the traction element moves linearly. One end of traction element outside of the fixing unit is coupled to the coupling position of the two clips of the clamp. The support element is coupled to outer wall of fixing unit, located on a same side of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 8998049
    Abstract: A vehicle dash accessory holding device holds an accessory such as a global positioning device while providing an appearance that the device is integrated into the original equipment of the vehicle. The device includes a housing having a perimeter wall extending between a front end and a back end. The perimeter wall defines an open front face at the front end of the housing. A top slot extends through the perimeter wall. Each of a plurality of tabs is coupled to and extends from the perimeter wall. Each tab is curved to extend in front of the open front face of the housing wherein the tabs support an extrinsic device in the front end of the housing. A fastener is coupled to a bottom face of the housing for coupling the housing to a dash of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald A. Orr
  • Patent number: 8978948
    Abstract: A GPS mount has a bracket with a base piece which has holes spaced so as to match the factory-installed screw holes in a vehicle dash tray. The factory screws are removed and inserted through the base piece hole, then replaced, securely holding the base piece in place. A mount plate is attached to the base piece and elevated above the dash tray. The mount plate has a smooth surface for secure placement of the suction cup of a GPS, cell phone, or other electronic device holder. The GPS mount is especially suited for pickup trucks manufactured by Dodge and/or Ram, for at least the model years 2009-2014.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Duane Tujague
  • Patent number: 8979160
    Abstract: A storage compartment in a vehicle is covered by closing a vehicle door over the storage compartment. The storage compartment may be disposed in an end cap, the door, or part of the door frame. An electronic locking system with mechanical latches, a cinching door system, or an electronic latching system with fully electronic latches may be adapted to include a lock override control. The lock override control may be actuated by a graphic view interface, a portable radio frequency switch, or a telematics controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Pericak, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Kosta Papanikolaou
  • Publication number: 20150048132
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a receptacle for a mobile transponder device that will allow the transponder to be mounted inside a vehicle and conceal the transponder while permitting it to continue communication with toll receivers. An additional object is to provide a protective case for a mobile transponder device in which the leather on the onside of the case will be an exact match to the leather in a given vehicle preventing it from standing out for being incongruous with the rest of the vehicle's interior design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell Stein
  • Publication number: 20150048131
    Abstract: A device for holding accessories such as a tablet computer, smartphone, navigation device or similar accessories to the dashboard or center console of a motor vehicle. The mount is secured to the dashboard or console with one or more upper adjustable strap(s) and hook(s) to the defroster vent or other attachment point on the dashboard or on the windshield and one or more strap(s) and hook(s) to anchor points under the dashboard or center console. The adjustable straps provide for stability, portability, and flexible positioning. A break-away component in the top strap or straps provides for safety if the device is impacted. A removable cradle is attached to the mount with an attachment device or pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: James Michael Preston
  • Patent number: 8955242
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20150028075
    Abstract: A navigation system has a navigation apparatus and coupling element for securing the navigation apparatus to the dashboard of a vehicle. The coupling element is formed by an elongated flexible element and a mounting plate connected thereto to which the navigation apparatus is mounted, and a securing element connected to the coupling element. The securing element is arranged as clamping mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Amaiak Khatchatrian
  • Patent number: 8857881
    Abstract: To easily handle a drawer device for a combined use as a container box and a cup holder to selectively use as the container box or the cup holder without requiring a troublesome operation. A connecting mechanism (80) is provided, which connects both a cup holder plate (50) and a tray (20) in a case wherein both are housed inside a housing (12) from a state wherein both are drawn to the maximum drawn position, and separates a connection between the cup holder plate (50) and the tray (20) in a case wherein the tray (20) is housed inside the housing (12) from a state wherein only the tray (20) is drawn to the maximum drawn position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NIFCO Inc.
    Inventor: Kei Shimozaki
  • Patent number: 8857687
    Abstract: An aftermarket vehicle mount for an electronic device (e.g., a tablet computer) consists of an extensible mounting base, one end of which removably attaches to a windshield, the other end of which rotatably attaches to an electronic device holder. The electronic device holder grasps an electronic device with spring-loaded arms. The extensible mounting base has a folded configuration, in which the electronic device rests flat on the top of a dashboard, and an unfolded configuration, in which the electronic device drapes over the front of the dashboard, at an appropriate viewing angle for a passenger. In either configuration, the electronic device may be easily rotated between landscape and portrait orientations, but unwanted motion of the electronic device from sudden accelerations (e.g., from encountering a pothole) is minimized. Embodiments suitable for home and office are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Byungseol An
  • Patent number: 8851349
    Abstract: A frictional pad has a pair of inclined slots in a pair of sidewalls to hold a handheld electronic device at an incline with respect to the pad. The pad can also have a squat dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Bryce Craig
  • Publication number: 20140263511
    Abstract: The sliding display device system is a device for mounting a display devices in a recreational vehicle that allows for easy repositioning of the display device along a horizontal axis between the driver and passenger side along the dashboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Winnebago Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Clements, Steven Jergenson, L., Craig Casanova, Bob Ritter
  • Patent number: 8827108
    Abstract: When a lid body (36) is opened, a side wall member (22) projects from an upper end face of a circumferential wall of a main body (12), and outside a cup portion (20), a wall portion (24) of the side wall member (22) rises. Specifically, a height of the wall portion (24) capable of supporting a side portion of a container (16) rises. Therefore, for a portion wherein the side wall member (22) rises, a depth of a supporting portion capable of supporting the container (16) is deepened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Ryuji Tsunoda
  • Publication number: 20140183238
    Abstract: A portable electronic device holder for car includes a fixation base, a clamping base, and a rotating structure provided therebetween. The fixation base includes a cover and a bottom board connected with height adjusting screw pieces. A sliding plate is provided between the bottom board and the cover, and the sliding plate slides on the bottom board without detaching. The clamping base includes a supporting plate and retractable plates, and the retractable plates can slide in a direction parallel to the supporting plate. The retractable plate is provided with clamping wings, and the clamping wings can move in a direction horizontal to the supporting plate. The rotating structure connects the sliding plate and the supporting plate, and the clamping base rotates relative to the fixation base via the rotating structure. By this arrangement, the position and angle of the holder can be adjusted for holding the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Rocky Yi-Ping Lin
  • Patent number: 8757461
    Abstract: Connection device of a portable electronic equipment with anchorage device provided with a magnetic support, particularly in the car driver and passenger compartment having ventilation air vents of the type provided with fins. The magnetic base has an attraction seat to house the coupling interface of the coupling plate with the coplanar approaching at least two permanent magnets reciprocally attracted one another, axially magnetized with inverted polarity. The magnetic base joined to the anchorage device has an attraction seat with a concave configuration with spherical cap section. The anchorage device is a clamp including two movable jaws, reciprocally articulated one another at a first end, with a cam-shaped surface relatively to the base of the first end, which insists in correspondence of an adjustment locknut, with respect to which a screw passes through coaxially. The magnetic base with attraction seat is associated with the locknut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Walmec SpA
    Inventor: Paolo Zanetti
  • Publication number: 20140166712
    Abstract: A holster for securing a handgun to the dashboard of a car is provided. The handgun holster is adjustably attached to the lower portion of the dashboard, typically below the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: GOLD STAR HOLSTERS, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Pickett
  • Patent number: 8749363
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for presenting visual information in an automobile. An exemplary system includes a receiving station that receives a mobile device; and a display unit that presents, to a driver or a passenger in the automobile, visual information in response to one or more instructions input to the mobile device. The display unit of the system is separate from the mobile device's display. In some embodiments, the display is a mirror, while, in other embodiments, the display is an electronic display. In some embodiments, the receiving station has the ability to receive mobile devices of a plurality of types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Takefumi Masuda, Tetsuya Okuda, Chandrashekar Subba
  • Publication number: 20140138418
    Abstract: A personal electronic device (PED) vehicle mounting apparatus. More particularly, the present invention relates to a PED holder that couples to a vehicle's compact disc (CD) slot on a motor vehicle dash board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Chance Dunn
  • Patent number: 8727192
    Abstract: A handset holder includes a holder, a strap means and a positioning member. The holder has a coupling portion at a rear end with external threads formed thereon. The coupling portion has an indented chamber to hold a chuck. The strap means includes a seat and a strap fastened to the seat. The seat has a ball head at a front end held in the chuck and a retaining slot threaded through by the strap. The positioning member mates the coupling portion and is fastenable therewith by screwing. The handset holder can be fastened to any type of vehicle tubular members through the strap. The holder is adjustable to a desired angle via the ball head and formed a firm positioning by tightly clamping the chuck via the positioning member. It is simpler to install and remove and provides wider applicability and improved practicality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-I Lai
  • Patent number: 8668238
    Abstract: A glove box structure for a vehicle includes a storage portion and a lid portion. The lid portion is openably mounted on a instrument panel of the vehicle and includes an inner panel, honeycomb structure ribs, an intermediate panel, and an outer panel. The inner panel is disposed on a storage portion side. The honeycomb structure ribs integrally formed with the inner panel. Each of the honeycomb structure ribs is disposed on a first surface of the inner panel. The first surface is disposed on an opposite side of the inner panel to the storage portion. The intermediate panel is attached to at least one of the honeycomb structure ribs to increase a shock transfer capability of the inner panel. The outer panel is mounted on the inner panel. The intermediate panel is sandwiched between the outer panel and the honeycomb structure ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Kuwano, Masamitsu Shiono, Katsuhiko Sato, Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140054343
    Abstract: This application relates to a mobile device mount and method of using the mount. In some embodiments, a mobile electronic device mount includes: a base configured to secure a first mobile electronic device to a second item; a body configured to receive and retain the first mobile electronic device; and a connector configured to connect the base to the body, wherein the connector includes a rotational component that allows the base and body to move from up to 360 degrees relative to each other in a first plane and move at least 170 degrees relative to each other in a second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Brett J. Longo
  • Patent number: 8651292
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is a positionable utility tray. The tray apparatus is adapted to be mounted in the interior of an automobile and can be fixed in a chosen position by locking a securing mount into a vehicle receiving socket, such as an auxiliary power outlet. The invention utilizes a securing mount using a tapered plunger and expanding collet to force fingers outwardly onto the socket inner surface, thereby securing the utility tray. The utility tray further utilizes fastener projections to mount tray accessory components such as trash cans, mobile device holders, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Car Trays, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Lee Sunderland, Joseph Eugene Ramion
  • Patent number: 8649161
    Abstract: An on-vehicle display apparatus includes a motor, a gear train, a threaded rod, a slider screwed to the threaded rod, and a display main body rotatably connected to the slider. The lead angle of the threaded rod is set greater than the friction angle thereof. The gear train includes first and second gears facing each other. Protrusions provided on one of the first and second gears are fitted in recesses provided in the other. A spring member elastically urges the first gear toward the second gear. A detection sensor detects the size of an external force on the basis of the displacement of the first gear against the spring member in the axial direction. The motor is controlled on the basis of the detection result of the detection sensor such that the display main body is moved away from the external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Kato
  • Publication number: 20140034697
    Abstract: A vehicle food holder or container comprises a cup configured to hold at least one food item or food receptacle and a clip configured to removably attach the food holder to an internal portion of a vehicle. The food holder can have single or multiple food holding compartments, and can be disposable or reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Mak, Elia Song Mak
  • Patent number: 8636183
    Abstract: A protective cover for a personal electronic device incorporates a case received over the personal electronic device and providing viewing of a screen on the personal electronic device. At least one suspension flap has a first position extending over an upper edge of the personal electronic device substantially flush with the case and a second position released from the upper edge and rotated rearward. The flap includes an angled element to engage a vent slat to suspend the personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Russell C. Steiner
  • Patent number: 8631983
    Abstract: A holder and vehicle storage system are provided for securely retaining objects, such as in the glove compartments of automobiles, trucks, boats, etc. The holder may be mounted to the inside of a glove compartment door such that it is out of sight when the glove compartment door is closed. The vehicle storage system uses a conventional latch mechanism to mount the holder to the door without the need for additional fasteners. An object may be retained within the holder through the use of two undercut tabs for snap-fit reception of the object. The holder and vehicle storage system may be used to hold electronic instruments having sensitive components that would otherwise be damaged during movement of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: CVG Management Corporation
    Inventor: Albert Stephen King