Pivotable Patents (Class 224/553)
  • Patent number: 10742251
    Abstract: An expandable device for use with a portable electronic device includes a body, a button, a platform, and a locking device. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, and is movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The button is coupled to the first end of the body, and the platform includes an outer surface and a collar extending away from the outer surface. The collar defines a cavity. The locking device is carried by the second end of the body, and at least a portion of the locking device is adapted to be removably disposed in the cavity of the platform for releasably coupling the body to the platform. The locking device is rotatable relative to the platform between an unlocked configuration, in which the body is removable from the platform, and a locked configuration, in which the body is secured to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Greg Adelman, Michael J. Kory, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum, David F. Willson
  • Patent number: 10686481
    Abstract: An expandable device adapted to be removably coupled to a platform for attaching to a portable electronic device or a case for a portable electronic device includes a body, a button, and a locking device. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, and is movable along the longitudinal axis between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The button is coupled to the first end of the body, and includes an inner surface and an engaging member carried by the inner surface. The locking device is carried by the second end of the body, at least a portion of the locking device being adapted to be removably coupled to the platform for attaching to the portable electronic device or the case for the portable electronic device. When the body is in the collapsed configuration, the engaging member of the button engages the locking device such that the button and the locking device can be rotatable together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Greg Adelman, Michael J. Kory, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum, David F. Willson
  • Patent number: 10681440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mounting system (1), preferably for a loudspeaker enclosure, with an X-axis, a Y-axis and a Z-axis being defined that are respectively perpendicular to each other, comprising a support (2) having a first form-fit element (4) and a locking pin (6), and an enclosure (12) to be suspended with a second form-fit element (16) and a pin recess (18), wherein the two form-fit elements (4, 16) are insertable into each other along the X-axis for a locking state, and wherein the locking pin (6) engages in the pin recess (18) in the locking state, to block a relative movement between the support (2) and the enclosure (12) along the X-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Adam Hall GmbH
    Inventor: Mario Eckert
  • Patent number: 10427704
    Abstract: A universal support clip for coupling a mobile electronic device to a shopping cart comprises a bar clamping member, which comprises a first end; a second end having a base portion constructed and arranged to accommodate a plurality of different device mount interfaces; and a body portion between the first and second ends, the body portion including a curved interior wall for receiving a portion of a handlebar of the shopping cart from the first end in an open state and for securing to the portion of the handlebar when the first end is in a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10425715
    Abstract: A headphone stand with a base, a stem extending vertically therefrom, and a holder affixed to the stem at or near the top. The holder may be lined, cushioned or padded. The stem is hollow in whole or in part. A recharging cable and plug (which may be a power plug, USB plug, or other form of plug) extends upwards from the base inside the stem, and emerge from an opening located in the stem. The portion of the cable corresponding to the opening is shaped so that the cable forms the cover for the opening when in the neutral position. The outside of the cable may be curved to match the curvature of the stem, and similarly colored, so that when in place as a cover for the opening, the plug on the cable is facing the interior of the stem and this section of the cable appears to be part of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Bradford Green
  • Patent number: 10315585
    Abstract: Adjustable portable device holders are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, an adjustable portable device holder includes an adjustable clamping element and a rotatable mounting element attached to the adjustable clamping element for removably securing a portable device to the adjustable portable device holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Kenu, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Y. Minn, David E. Yao
  • Patent number: 10279753
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for holding an electronic device. That apparatus includes a telescoping ball joint support and a cradle carried on the telescoping ball joint support. The apparatus is displaceable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration. A related method of holding an electronic device adjacent a panel of a motor vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Moises Aguirre Hernandez, Leonardo Alonso Huitron, Santiago Manuel Parra Becerra, David Kaleb Gonzalez Bojorges
  • Patent number: 10177584
    Abstract: Electrical charging devices and assemblies are provided herein. An example apparatus includes an electronics tray including a forwardly disposed locking platform, an electronics assembly in sliding relationship with the electronics tray, the electronics assembly having locking members that mate with the forwardly disposed locking platform when the electronics assembly is translated forwardly, and a stabilizer that pivots downwardly when the electronics assembly is translated forwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: William J. Warren
  • Patent number: 10156317
    Abstract: A fixing structure, adapted to fix an electronic device on a carrying plane is provided, and the fixing structure includes a fixing plate, a carrying frame, a first pivot portion, a second pivot portion and a connection portion. The fixing plate is disposed on the carrying plane, and the carrying frame is detachably disposed on a back surface of the electronic device. The first pivot portion is disposed on the fixing plate at a side opposite to the carrying plane. The second pivot portion is disposed on the carrying frame at a side facing the fixing plate. The first pivot portion and the second pivot portion are respectively pivoted to two opposite sides of the connection portion. The electronic device and the carrying frame are adapted to be pivotally rotated relative to the carrying plane and the connection portion through the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Hua Hung, Teng-Nan Lo
  • Patent number: 10136715
    Abstract: A wearable sled system for a mobile computer device includes an open-ended sled housing, a removable end cap, and a mounting assembly for mounting the sled housing onto a user's arm or belt. A mobile computer device is slidably received into the sled housing, and the end cap is received on the sled housing's open end to form a complete enclosure. The mounting assembly includes a rigid mounting plate having a front side configured to receive the back side of the sled housing. The mounting plate and the sled housing include locking formations for selectively securing the sled housing to the mounting plate. The mounting assembly further includes an attachment device secured to the back side of the mounting plate for removably mounting the system on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lee Oberpriller, Robert Bruffey, Marcus Charles Phillips
  • Patent number: 10052244
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying a wheelchair, scooter or other object on the exterior of a vehicle. The apparatus may comprise a vertical slide and to horizontal slides. The horizontal slides may be pivotably attached such that the object to be carried may be extended, for example, from the rear of a vehicle along the rear side of the vehicle pivoting around to a side of the vehicle and extending along the side of the vehicle to a desired position. Thus, a wheelchair may be carried on the rear side of a vehicle and extended along the rear and side of the vehicle so that a user to directly access the wheelchair by opening a vehicle door and having the wheelchair within reach. After removing the wheelchair from the apparatus, the apparatus may retract into a non-extended position. The apparatus may attach to a vehicle using a trailer hitch receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Allen Garrett, Ricky Watkins, Joe Hardee, Josh Bittinger
  • Patent number: 10040405
    Abstract: The present invention, pertaining to the field of smart device accessories, provides a mobile phone car mount. The mobile phone car mount comprises: a mobile phone shell, a securing portion, a rotating portion and a holding portion; wherein a back of the mobile phone shell comprises a metal portion; a front end of the securing portion is provided with a magnet, the magnet being in magnetic-snap to the metal portion; a rear end of the securing portion is secured to a rotation side of the rotating portion; a back of a securing side of the rotating portion is coupled to a rear end of the holding portion, a top portion of the securing side is provided with a press switch; and the press switching driving the holding portion to open or close. The technical solution according to the present invention has the advantage of bettering user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: YONGDELI SILICONE RUBBER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Denan Liao
  • Patent number: 9969450
    Abstract: A bicycle cellular phone holder structure includes a base seat having a first end and a second end. The first end is formed with a first threaded hole in which a first rod member is screwed. One end of the first rod member is assembled with a first holding member, while the other end of the first rod member is mated with a rotational member. The rotational member is formed with a second threaded hole in which a second rod member is screwed. The second rod member is assembled with a second holding member. When rotating the first rod member, the first holding member is moved toward the outer side of the first end or the second end and the second holding member is moved toward the outer side of the second end or the first end so that the first and second holding members are synchronously moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Mace Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Sheng Lu, Huai Hsiang Lu
  • Patent number: 9920876
    Abstract: An accessory mount is disclosed and may include a base, a foot, an accessory receiver, and at least two elastic bindings. The accessory receiver may rotatably couple an accessory to the base, and may include an accessory adapter and a base connector. The base may include a plurality of attachment points distributed at different locations around the base. The foot may include a non-slip surface on a first side, and a plurality of projections on a second side that mate with a corresponding plurality of recesses in a bottom surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Ximena Prugue
  • Patent number: 9901001
    Abstract: A retaining device for a terminal which can be coupled in a wireless manner. The retaining device has at least one stand part and at least one movable part. The stand part has at least one bearing surface for the terminal, and the retaining device is formed with at least one conductor structure arranged on the stand side. The movable part has at least one pushing element, the movable part being fixed to the stand part in a movable manner such that a variable distance can be set between the bearing surface and the pushing element. A method for producing a retaining device is described as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Laird Dabendorf GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Scholz, Rainer Holz
  • Patent number: 9809311
    Abstract: A mounting system may be installed in an aircraft, such as by installing a first plate and a second plate on either side of a sandwich panel wall in a personal space of an aircraft. The first plate and second plate may be coupled together, and a structural interface may receive a mounting accessory such that it is positioned adjacent the first plate. A personal electronic device may be mounted to the mounting accessory, thereby facilitating use of the personal electronic device on-board the aircraft. Such a mounting system may facilitate the use of personal electronic devices in lieu of costly in-flight entertainment systems. The first plate and second plate may be secured to a honeycomb core sandwich panel, such that fasteners may extend through inserts extending through the core, thereby distributing the weight of the personal electronic device and mounting accessory via the first plate and second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Young, Carl Aaron Davison
  • Patent number: 9695849
    Abstract: A support includes a support member including a main body and an extension body extending from the main body; a clamping member coupled to the main body and being movable relative to the main body; and a holding portion defined between the support member and the clamping member and configured to receive the electronic device. The support member and the clamp member are configured to cooperatively clamp the electronic device in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Zhou, Wei-Min Yang
  • Patent number: 9271561
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and related methods of interchangeably securing (a) portable electronic devices or (b) portable electronic devices that are housed within protective cases to one more supports. In one embodiment, the apparatus may be a holster with a coupling means for removably securing the holster to a support (e.g., a clip, armband, or vehicle mount) that features cooperating coupling means. In another embodiment, the apparatus may be a protective case with a coupling means for removably securing the holster to a support that features cooperating coupling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: David Chang
  • Patent number: 9114734
    Abstract: A collection bin for use in a vehicle has a body defining an interior space and an opening top rim, the rim being substantially rigid so as remain open without force to overcome a closure, and having a hanging flap attached to an edge of the opening rim which depends towards a bottom of the body such that the hanging flap can be received in a seat back pocket of a vehicle seat, wherein the hanging flap attachment is substantially along the full length of an edge of the opening rim. Optionally, the hanging flap may depend a full depth of the body, and may have break-way sections to shorten it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Mervyn G. Hackney
  • Patent number: 9038877
    Abstract: An apparatus for detachably holding a portable electronic device, the apparatus including a receiving part for the device and closure means, the receiving part including a base for supporting the device, wherein the closure means is movably mounted relative to the receiving part, the closure means including a lever and fixing element, the fixing element arranged on a side of the receiving part opposite the base, the fixing element designed to exert a holding force in the direction of the base onto the device to be held, the lever mounted rotatably on the fixing element via a first swivel pin, the apparatus further including a holding element fixed to the receiving part, a locking element coupled to the lever, and a stop for the locking element, the locking element designed to block the movement of the closure means relative to the receiving part and release movement of the closure means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Joep Bijlholt
  • Patent number: 8991670
    Abstract: An in-vehicle mobile-terminal holding device holds a mobile terminal on a steering post turnably supporting a steering wheel. The steering post is provided with a holder support member to the tip of which a holder configured to detachably hold the mobile terminal is attached. The holder support member can be housed in the steering post. The holder support member is formed in an arc shape as a whole. The steering post includes a pivot shaft supporting the root of the holder support member having an arc shape such that the holder support member is pivotable between a use position and a housed position. The steering post houses the holder support member in such a way that the arc shape of the holder support member follows the outer periphery of the steering post having a circular column shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Matsuoka, Masamoto Ito, Dai Takakuwa
  • Publication number: 20140374455
    Abstract: A vehicle trim panel assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim panel assembly includes a storage receptacle and a trim panel arranged to define at least a portion of the storage receptacle. The trim panel includes a base portion connected to a beverage retainer portion via a living hinge. The beverage retainer portion is pivoted about the living hinge into position within the storage receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kim Langenbacher, Steve Dreher, Scott H. Dunham, Ammad Bhatti
  • Patent number: 8905276
    Abstract: Vehicle trunk mounting systems and methods are disclosed. A mounting system comprises a frame adapted to be secured within the trunk and a platform adapted to support a device thereon. The frame comprises a hinge portion and a guide portion. The platform is movably secured within the frame. The frame is rotatable around the hinge portion between a first position in which the platform is substantially horizontal and a second position in which the platform is substantially upright. The platform is slidable within the guide portion when the frame is in the first position. A mounting method comprises mounting the device on the platform, slidably repositioning the platform within the frame, and rotating the frame between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Havis, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bernert, David Enama, Mark P. Sundy
  • Patent number: 8894121
    Abstract: A table having a vertical support structure and a tabletop that is rotatable relative to the vertical support structure. The rotatable tabletop is configured to lock and unlock at a variety of positions relative to the vertical support structure via a latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Eilers, Benjamin T. Grover, Jonathan Duncan, Wallace A. Peltola
  • Publication number: 20140332574
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing an electronic device within a vehicle includes a retention base, a loading base, and a hinge assembly hinged between the retention base and the loading base. The loading base includes a retaining member. The retaining member includes a ring-shaped main body. The hinge assembly includes a pivoting shaft, a joining member assembled to the retention base, a hinge member, and a locking member. The joining member and the hinge member are sleeved around the pivoting shaft and assembled together by the locking member. The hinge member includes a hinging portion, a connecting portion connected to the hinging portion, and a rotation portion extending from the connecting portion away from the hinging portion. The hinging portion is rotatably received and latched in the main body. The rotation portion is rotatably sleeved around the pivoting shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO-FEI FAN
  • Publication number: 20140332575
    Abstract: A vehicle garment hook assembly for use on a vehicle includes a housing mounted to a trim component on a vehicle, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the housing and pivotal away from the housing to a use position. The garment hook assembly also includes an access aperture formed in the housing, and a cover movably coupled to the housing to cover the garment hook and access aperture in a closed position and to expose the garment hook and access aperture in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: David R. Huelke, Guillermo Alanis, Jeff Todd Baxter, John Andrew Stakoe, Mike Popovski
  • Patent number: 8864000
    Abstract: A portable visual display panel mounting device is provided, the device comprising: a backing plate, having a visual display mounting side and an arm mounting side; a pair of articulating arms, each articulating arm including a ratcheting surface and a curved free end having an outermost tip; wherein the pair of articulating arms are pivotably connected at a common axis so that the ratcheting surfaces abut, and wherein at least one of the articulating arms is movably attached to the arm mounting side of the backing plate; and a common pin operable with a biasing member, wherein the common pin and the biasing member are located to facilitate pivotable connection of the articulating arms at the common axis so that the articulating arms are movable between a first position, wherein the curved ends of each articulating arm are proximately located next to each other, and a second position, wherein the curved ends of each articulating arm are disparately located away from each other; wherein, when the pair of artic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Paul W. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140305981
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for detachably holding a portable electronic device, wherein the apparatus comprises a receiving part for the device and a closure means, wherein the receiving part comprises a base for supporting the device, wherein the closure means is mounted so as to be movable relative to the receiving part, wherein the closure means comprises a lever and a fixing element, wherein the fixing element is arranged on a side of the receiving part opposite the base, wherein the fixing element is designed to exert a holding force in the direction of the base onto the device to be held, wherein the lever is mounted rotatably on the fixing element via a first swivel pin, wherein the apparatus further comprises a holding element fixed to the receiving part, a locking element coupled to the lever, and a stop for the locking element, said stop being rigidly connected to the fixing element, wherein the locking element is designed, at a distance from the stop, to block the movement of the closure
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Joep Bijlholt
  • Patent number: 8820597
    Abstract: A garment hook assembly for use in a vehicle includes a housing, a cover slidingly coupled to the housing and having an aperture therethrough, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the housing. The housing is mounted to a trim component having a complementary aperture therethrough such that pivoting the garment hook away from the housing exposes a passageway through the cover and trim component apertures for access to an underlying vehicle body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Huelke, Guillermo Alanis, Jeff Todd Baxter
  • Patent number: 8727191
    Abstract: A stroller apparatus can comprise a handle having two side segments, a tray assembled between the two side segments, and a cup holder movably mounted with the tray. The cup holder is adjustable between a first position retracted close to the tray to limit access to the cup holder, and a second position deployed away from the tray to facilitate access to the cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Winterhalter, Robert E. Haut, Joseph F. Fiore, Jr., Curtis M. Hartenstine, Linhai Shan
  • Patent number: 8701953
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic flight bag mounting system a cockpit mounting member coupled to an electronic flight bag mounting member. The cockpit mounting member is configured to mount to a cockpit of an aircraft, while the electronic flight bag mounting member is configured to be coupled to an electronic flight bag. The electronic flight bag mounting member is movable from a deployed position in which a display of the electronic flight bag faces a cockpit seat configured in the cockpit to a storage position in which the electronic flight bag faces away from the cockpit seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jayson K. Bopp, Sarah L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8657167
    Abstract: A target thrower mount attachable to a hitch on a vehicle. The target thrower mount may comprise a reconfigurable frame having an adjustable height and length and a universal attachment bracket removably attached to the frame. The frame may comprise horizontal and vertical support structures. The universal attachment bracket may comprise an E-shaped bracket and a base plate attached to and spaced apart from the E-shaped bracket. The E-shaped bracket and the base plate may have aligned holes formed therethrough with a configuration that allows attachment of a plurality of types of target throwers. The spacing between the E-shaped bracket and the base plate may also allow for a portion of an attachment piece of some target throwers to be slid therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Edwin L. Horyna, Lon R. Vass
  • Publication number: 20140034692
    Abstract: A garment hook assembly for use in a vehicle includes a housing, a cover slidingly coupled to the housing and having an aperture therethrough, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the housing. The housing is mounted to a trim component having a complementary aperture therethrough such that pivoting the garment hook away from the housing exposes a passageway through the cover and trim component apertures for access to an underlying vehicle body structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Huelke, Guillermo Alanis, Jeff Todd Baxter
  • Patent number: 8636182
    Abstract: A device for movably mounting a storage container in relation to the storage bed of a pickup truck. The device includes a container support frame with a mounting member configured to be fixedly secured in relation to the pickup truck storage bed, and a lift arm having a first end coupled to the container support frame for pivotal movement about a first pivot axis and a second end configured to be coupled to the storage container for pivotal movement about a second pivot axis. The second end of the lift arm is movable along an arcuate path about the first pivot axis between a stowed position in which the storage container is disposed between the side rails and an extended position in which the storage container is disposed above a side rail. The storage container is pivotable about the second pivot axis to maintain an upright orientation in the stowed and extended positions, providing a variety of convenient access and storage options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Gordon
  • Patent number: 8627990
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical accessory mounting device capable of adjusting an electrical accessory to the position viewable from a rider. The mounting device of the navigation apparatus 20 mounted on the steering stem pipe 3 of the saddle-type vehicle 1 comprises the fixture 4 mounted on the saddle-type vehicle 1, the bracket 5 holding the navigation apparatus 20, and the angular setting means 37 making at least part of the bracket 5 movable to the fixture 4 in the longitudinal direction of the saddle-type vehicle 1 and setting an angle of the bracket 5 to a predetermined angle by the position corresponding to the movement of the bracket 5. The angular setting means 37 includes a pair of long holes 34, 35 provided on the fixture 4 and a pair of screws 36F, 36B moving along a pair of long holes 34, 35 provided on the bracket 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shoichi Nakajima, Shizuo Kawano, Yoshifumi Oe
  • Publication number: 20140001219
    Abstract: A tablet support is provided. In some embodiments the tablet support includes: legs; hook supports located at an end of each leg; a support strap configured to form a loop over a support member; and a fastener attaching the support strap to the legs. A method of assembling a tablet support may be provided. The method may include: providing a support loop; equipping a support strap with the support loop; attaching support legs to the support strap; terminating the support legs with hooks; and attaching a fastening structure on the support strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Service Solutions U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Joshua MILLER
  • Patent number: 8613381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a truck mixer with at least one extension chute which for transport can be received on a holding means in a locked manner, wherein the holding means can be swiveled rotatorily and/or translatorily between a transport position and a removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Mischtecknik GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Müller, Martin Wittig
  • Patent number: 8613379
    Abstract: A device mounting assembly particularly intended for connection to the mirror mount of a motorized scooter so that a portable device such as a cellular telephone may be positioned for ready access by the rider of the scooter includes a severable pin connection at the location where the assembly is coupled to the vehicle and/or to a portable device wherein the pin connections help resist relative movement at such locations under normal operating conditions of the vehicle but may be severed in response to the application of a sufficient force to the assembly to resist disengagement of the portable device from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: High Gear Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Lee
  • Patent number: 8608037
    Abstract: An article support device for attachment to an automobile steering wheel is provided for the purpose of supporting an open book, magazine, tablet computer or the like. The device comprises a supportive body, a shelf member, a shelf lip and a securing means. The shelf member is rectangular, having a height similar to the diameter of a steering wheel. A plurality of slots on the body provide for modular securement of a shelf member. A shelf lip is secured to the outer edge of said shelf member and extends upward to restrain movement of items placed thereupon. The device is secured by a pair of hooks that fit over the top of a steering wheel, or alternatively the hooks may be utilized as a support stand to support the device in an upright position on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: William Stroh, Jan Stroh
  • Patent number: 8602277
    Abstract: A mount for motorcycles and other vehicles is provided that resists relative rotational movement at the connection between the mount and the vehicle, and at the connection between the mount and a plate that supports a portable device such as a GPS, toll transponder, radar collector and the like, while permitting disengagement at such connections in response to the application of a sufficient force to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: High Gear Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Lee
  • Patent number: 8540127
    Abstract: A vehicle instrument support and storage apparatus for a vehicle driven by a human driver who occupies a driver's seat of the vehicle provides a frame having a plate configured for attachment to a selected vehicle. The frame has a plurality of docking station positions. A rotary bearing is attachable to the vehicle. An instrument support includes a support panel and an arm having an inner and outer end portions, the arm inner end portion being connected to the rotary bearing. The instrument support panel is affixed to the outer end portion of the support arm. An interlock of the instrument support with one docking station places the instrument support panel in front of the driver of the vehicle. An interlock of the instrument support with the other docking station places the instrument support in a position that is spaced away from (laterally, circumferentially and/or radially) first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Collins
  • Patent number: 8534521
    Abstract: There is provided an accessory mounting device for a saddle riding type vehicle. An accessory mounting device for mounting a navigation device on a fuel tank comprises a base body on which the navigation device is mounted, and permanent magnets caused to stick to the fuel tank and thus allowing the base body to be mounted thereon. The permanent magnets are provided on the base body via spherical joints. In this sense, the permanent magnets are caused to stick to the fuel tank in a manner such that directions thereof are changed depending on a shape of the fuel tank, thus obtaining a stable mounting structure. Further, since there is no need to provide flexible members around the permanent magnets, an excellent durability is achieved. Furthermore, the base body comprises a bracket for holding the car navigation device, and an angle of the bracket can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8485403
    Abstract: A roof rack assembly for a vehicle is provided with a first and a second elongated roof rail substantially parallel and spaced from one another. An elongated cross member is secured to the first roof rail and configured to be selectively securable to the second roof rail. The cross member is pivotable between a stowed position and a use position, also referred to as a deployed position. The cross member is substantially parallel with the first roof rail and is not secured to the second roof rail in the stowed position, and not parallel with the first roof rail and secured to the second roof rail in the use position. In the stowed position, the cross member may be within a cavity defined by the roof rail. Two cross members may be used, each being stowable in a different one of the roof rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Glenn E. Stahl, Joseph M. Polewarczyk
  • Patent number: 8439239
    Abstract: A mount for motorcycles and other vehicles is provided that resists relative rotational movement at the connection between the mount and the vehicle, and at the connection between the mount and a plate that supports a portable device such as a GPS, toll transponder, radar collector and the like, while permitting disengagement at such connections in response to the application of a force to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: High Gear Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Lee
  • Publication number: 20130062384
    Abstract: A bike carrier capable of attaching to the rear of a vehicle is described. The bike carrier includes a first adjustable member that is adjustable to a plurality of positions and a second member that is pivotally secured to the first member. The second member is also adjustable to a plurality of positions independent of the fixed positions of said first member. The bike carrier includes at least one mount rail secured to the first and second members. The mount rail is capable of carrying a bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CEQUENT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Phillips
  • Publication number: 20130062383
    Abstract: A vehicle-mountable bicycle carrier includes a linkage device for mounting the carrier to a vehicle, a base portion or platform to support both wheels of a bicycle, and an arm assembly connected to the base portion. The arm assembly may include a mast member and a jaw member. The jaw member may have a mounting portion received on the mast member and a hook portion attached to the mounting portion and configured to engage a bicycle frame and/or a top portion of a bicycle wheel. The jaw member may have a released configuration where the jaw member, as a unit, is pivotable about and slidable up and down the mast member while the mounting portion remains on the mast member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: YAKIMA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Jeli
  • Publication number: 20120318836
    Abstract: A rotary support apparatus is provided that includes a rotation mechanism, a support mechanism, an object detector and a controller. The rotation mechanism is configured to rotatably support a supported body between a first position and a second position. The support mechanism is configured to support the supported body with at least a two stage support force at the first position. The object detector is configured to detect a person or an object. The controller is configured to control the support mechanism so as to switch the support force based on the results detected by the object detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji MAEDA, Tomotaka TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 8276863
    Abstract: A device support stand has a base fixed to a device on which the support stand is installed, a first support shaft upstanding from the base, a second support shaft extended on a line perpendicular to the first support shaft and joined to the first support shaft via a first movable section, a third support shaft placed at a portion a predetermined distance away from the first support shaft, a fourth support shaft extended on a line perpendicular to the third support shaft and joined to the third support shaft via a second movable section, a pair of first and second connection frames joined to the fourth support shaft via third and fourth movable sections, respectively, and a device fixation member for device installation, installed on one end of the third support shaft. The first and second connection frames are joined together by adjustment/joint means for adjusting the spacing between the first and second connection frames so as to limit rotation of the first to fourth movable sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kasatani Corp.
    Inventors: Yutaka Niwai, Masayuki Ohmori
  • Patent number: 8261954
    Abstract: A mount for motorcycles and other vehicles is provided that resists relative rotational movement at the connection between the mount and the vehicle, and at the connection between the mount and a plate that supports a portable device such as a GPS, toll transponder, radar collector and the like, while permitting disengagement at such connections in response to the application of a force to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: High Gear Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 8245894
    Abstract: A collapsible cup holder is provided. The collapsible cup holder is adapted to be coupled to a shopping cart and is rotatable between a retracted and deployed configuration. The cup holder includes a back with a top portion and a bottom portion. A top ring is rotatably coupled to the top portion and a base is rotatably coupled to the bottom portion. A strut extends between the top ring and the base and is rotatably coupled to both such that rotation of either the top ring or the base causes corresponding rotation of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Alyson M. Buehler