Dissociable Gripping Members Patents (Class 24/459)
  • Patent number: 9951904
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a clamp attachable to a support rail of a hospital bed, for example. The clamp includes a body, first and second arms coupled to the body, wherein the first and second arms are moveable towards and away from one another. The clamp further includes at least one seat clamp member pivotably coupled to at least one of the first and second arms. The clamp is attached to the support rail when the at least one seat clamp member contacts the support rail and the first and second arms are in a clamped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Perez, John R. Fossez, Paul Shiels
  • Patent number: 9320328
    Abstract: In one example, a textile fastener may include a pegging member, and a receiving member. The receiving member may include a flange portion configured to support at least a portion of the textile, and an opening disposed within the flange portion configured to receive the pegging member. In some cases, the pegging member may be configured to apply a friction force between the textile and the receiving member when the pegging member is inserted into the opening. Magnetic interaction between the pegging member and the receiving member may maintain the friction force between the textile and the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Margaret A. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 8991006
    Abstract: In a grommet for a vehicle floor cover, receptacles formed in a generally cylindrical inner surface of a female tubular body making up part of one grommet portion receive protrusions formed on a generally cylindrical outer surface of a male tubular body making up part of a second grommet portion. The bottom grommet portion may have chamfered gussets formed adjacent a bottom retention flange in order to accommodate vehicle floor mats or trays of different thicknesses. Stud holes created in respective ones of the grommets receive studs of intentionally different shape or orientation, thereby militating against installation of the floor cover upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8966722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and of a method of preserving and protecting tassels. More particularly, the present invention relates to a tassel protector accommodating at least one tassel, particularly when undergoing high wear operations, such as, but not limited to, machine laundry. The invention is concerned with an apparatus to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the tassel by placing and holding a plurality of component strands of decorative tassels into their original conditions during high wear operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Kfir Ohayon
  • Publication number: 20140373316
    Abstract: A clamping device for attaching or holding a sheet material has an upper clamping surface on an upper jaw with a series of protuberances formed with at least a curved shape about a center of a sheet material clamp, and a lower clamping surface on a lower jaw member having a series of protuberances which mate with the upper clamping surface protuberances in a nesting manner, such that closing of the sheet material clamp brings the upper clamping surface and the lower clamping surfaces into a nesting juxtapositioned position, thereby capturing a sheet material between the surfaces using compression or crimping. The pattern of protuberances may be concentric circular protuberances, other closed geometric protuberances, or semi-circular with rounded or tapered ends to avoid presentation of a sharp edge to a clamped sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Geary W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8840653
    Abstract: A two-piece clamping element comprises two separate, i.e., non-integral, opposing first and second clamping jaws forming a laterally open cavity to receive a pin or rod-shaped element. Each clamping jaw has a bore aligned with one another to receive a screw, wherein a pivot bearing is arranged opposite said cavity allowing the two opposing clamping jaws to come in contact to one another. The pivot bearing comprises at least one set of complementary part-cylindrical bearing surface portions. An anti-rotation pin extends between the two jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma SA
    Inventors: Roland Thomke, Christian Lutz, Vinzenz Burgherr, Damian Fankhauser
  • Patent number: 8813400
    Abstract: A poster clamp comprising first and second members, the members comprising first and second gripping surfaces, respectively, for gripping opposing sides of a poster or a like, and a poster mounting system comprising a hoarding and a plurality of such clamps, and a wire on which the clamps are to be mounted for tightening a poster within the frame of the hoarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Urban Storm Management Limited
    Inventors: Sam Kimber Ross Cook, Peter Knight
  • Publication number: 20140196884
    Abstract: A capping stack having a first capping stack component and a second capping stack component, and a method for transporting the same are disclosed. The capping stack components are mounted onto standard skids and loaded onto an aircraft. Upon arrival at a location, the skids are mated, and the capping stack components are aligned and coupled. A clamp assembly may be used to create pressure integrity between two capping stack components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean A. Roach, Doug N. Derr
  • Publication number: 20140139976
    Abstract: A clamping element is configured for mounting a rail element bearing electrical/electronic devices on a supporting portion of a switchgear cabinet. The clamping element includes a body provided with a coupling portion configured for engaging with an opening portion of the rail element. The coupling portion is configured for enabling the body to be at least one of coupled with and removed from the rail element when the body is positioned in a first configuration relative to the rail element. The coupling portion is configured for hindering removal of the body from the rail element when the body is positioned in a second configuration relative to the rail element. The clamping element also includes a clasping device protruding from the body and configured for removably connecting the body to the supporting portion to mount the rail element within the switchgear cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Fabrizio SANTONI, Matteo MAGRI
  • Patent number: 8650725
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for constructing an intermediate securement point for a flexible panel. A stopper unit having at least one retention portion disposed over an engagement portion is provided with the retention portion extending radially beyond the engagement portion. A clip unit detachably coupled to the stopper unit to capture the flexible panel therebetween includes a collar portion defining an engagement channel configured to receive the engagement portion of the stopper unit. The collar portion terminates at first and second opposed ends spaced across a mouth of the engagement channel. An intermediate portion of the flexible panel may then be wrapped over the retention portion of the stopper unit to be gathered and releasably captured about the engagement portion by the clip unit coupled thereto. A flexible tie member may be coupled to the clip unit for releasably anchoring the clip unit to a support fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8621726
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using a gripping assembly for gripping a sheet of material and attaching the sheet of material to an object is provided. The gripping assembly has a continuous ring-like member having an opening defined by an interior tapered engagement surface, a disk-like member positionable within the opening. The disk-like member has an exterior tapered engagement surface which cooperates with the tapered surface of the ring-like member. A sheet of material, threaded between the engagement surfaces is gripped by the surfaces. The disk-like member has an attachment means with at least one passageway there through. A flexible tie member extends through at least one passageway of the attachment means and is for attaching the gripping assembly to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia S. Sublette
  • Patent number: 8522754
    Abstract: A fuel injector clamp and method of clamping a fuel injector includes clamp members each including a central body with a concaved section and two horizontally offset passageways. Clamp members are oppositely oriented such that the concaved section forms a region adapted to engage a fuel injector. Offset passageways are aligned such that a top passageway of one member is aligned with a bottom passageway of the opposing member. A fastening mechanism is passed through a first pair of aligned passageways to form a hinge, allowing clamp members to pivot about the hinge so a fuel injector can be disposed between the concaved sections. Members are then pivoted towards each other to close the clamp assembly; a second fastening mechanism is passed through a second pair of aligned offset passageways to lock the injector into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC.
    Inventor: Ivan M. Lazich
  • Patent number: 8523923
    Abstract: A two-piece clamping element comprises two separate, i.e., non-integral, opposing first and second clamping jaws forming a laterally open cavity to receive a pin or rod-shaped element. Each clamping jaw has a bore aligned with one another to receive a screw, wherein a pivot bearing is arranged opposite said cavity allowing the two opposing clamping jaws to come in contact to one another. The pivot bearing comprises at least one set of complementary part-cylindrical bearing surface portions. An anti-rotation pin extends between the two jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma SA
    Inventors: Roland Thomke, Christian Lutz, Vinzenz Burgherr, Damian Fankhauser
  • Publication number: 20130117971
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided with a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion. The first clamp portion includes a first anchoring end, a first interlocking end with an interlocking aperture projecting therethrough, and a first curved portion formed between the first anchoring end and the first interlocking end. The second clamp portion includes a second anchoring end that is configured for alignment with the first anchoring end, a second interlocking end that is received by the interlocking aperture of the first interlocking end, and a second curved portion that cooperates with the first curved portion to collectively form a support. The second interlocking end includes a tab having a transverse orientation for insertion into the interlock aperture, that is sized to extend beyond a width of the interlock aperture when plastically deformed for locking the second clamp portion to the first clamp portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: FRANKLIN FASTENER COMPANY
    Inventor: FRANKLIN FASTENER COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8371002
    Abstract: A clip for use in a cable system for stretching a sheet across a surface and maintaining it under tension, the clip comprising a base plate and a top plate. The base plate has a pair of opposing retaining arms extending from the top surface and a recessed area defined in the base plate. The top plate has a hook protruding from the top surface having a channel defined therein. The top plate slides between the arms of the base plate and is removably retained therein and the plates engage the edge of a sheet. The hook removably engages a cable and the sheet is stretched when the cable is tensioned. The clip can be retained on the cable when a sheet is to be replaced by partially separating the two plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Formetco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Franklin, John Dove Gibb, Robert B. McMurray
  • Patent number: 8348984
    Abstract: The invention concerns a clamp, especially a surgical clamp, with a left clamp half to receive a left half of a breastbone during a surgical procedure, a right clamp half to receive a right half of the breastbone, as well as a first toothed rod and a detent mechanism engaging in the first toothed rod to secure the left clamp half at a distance from the right clamp half, wherein the detent mechanism engaging in the first toothed rod has a detent region extending at least from the left clamp half to the right clamp half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Max Hauster Süeddeutsche Chirurgiemechanik GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Rehm
  • Patent number: 8327510
    Abstract: A device and method for temporary hemming/cuffing children's pants legs is disclosed. A base member and a securement member sandwich material to be hemmed between one another. The base member and the securement member are operatively engaged with one another by way of tab extending axially from the securement member, which are engageable with lip portions of the base member. When the securement member and the base member sandwich the material to be hemmed, portions of the material, especially any seams, are positioned within spaces or passages defined by the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Danielle Schlesinger
  • Publication number: 20120248285
    Abstract: A clamping bushing which, due to the particular eccentric geometry and composite materials used to manufacture the same, comprising elastomers (14, 15) and metal sheets (10, 11), is suitable for the reduction of principally vertically acting vibrations and structure-borne sound which can arise in machines/gearboxes and, in particular, in wind turbines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Franz Mitsch
  • Publication number: 20120227220
    Abstract: A lock device includes a first lock part, a second lock part, which can be arranged on the first lock part in a fastening direction and is connected to the first lock part in a closing state, and an actuating element, on which the second lock part is movably arranged. In the closing state the second lock part is held on the first lock part via the actuating element, and the second lock part acts with the actuating element such that in a loaded state, when force is acting on the second lock part relative to the first lock part along the fastening direction, the actuating element is rigidly connected to the first lock part and holds the second lock part on the first lock part, whereas in an unloaded state the second lock part can be detached from the first lock part by actuation of the actuating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: FIDLOCK GMBH
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedler
  • Publication number: 20120227221
    Abstract: A clamp for sanitary fittings includes a clamp body formed of a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member movable about a hinge assembly from an open configuration to a closed, latched configuration. The hinge assembly detachably couples the first arcuate member to the second arcuate member. The hinge assembly includes an arcuate finger extending from an end of the first arcuate member, a pin-receiving recess formed within the arcuate finger, and a post formed on an end of the second arcuate member. Upon assembly, the arcuate finger cradles around the post and the post fits within the pin-receiving recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Bruce Williams, Ravikumar Narayanan, Francis J. Lombardi, III, Kenneth R. Davis
  • Patent number: 8240629
    Abstract: A mount for elements of a water or heating installations is provided that includes a base body and a retaining clip that extends around one of the elements and releasably attaches it to the body. The base body and retaining clip are shaped to fit the elements. The retaining clip is U-shaped, has two legs and is made of a resilient, sound-damping plastic. The ends of the legs are bent back in a V shape and first detent projections are formed on the outside of the leg ends. The base body has openings matched to the legs. Formed on the inner wall of the openings are second detent projections, which cooperate with the first detent projections. The ends of the legs are designed to be manipulated by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Watts Industries Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Spiess, Michael Burkhart
  • Patent number: 8201617
    Abstract: A latch mechanism includes a press portion, two connection portions, and two latch portions. The two connection portions are connected to opposite ends of the press portion correspondingly. Each connection portion includes two connectors. First ends of the two connectors are connected together to form a coupling end to connected to a corresponding end of the press portion. Each latch portion is selectively connected to the second end of one of the two connectors of a corresponding connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Xing Ye, Xiao-Zhu Chen
  • Publication number: 20120144629
    Abstract: A clip assembly has a base and a clip. The base includes a hole and multiple pairs of positioning elements. The hole is formed through the base. The pairs of the positioning elements are formed in the base. The clip is rotatably mounted on the base and includes a fastener and two resilient elements. The fastener extends from the clip and is rotatably inserted into the hole of the base. The resilient elements are formed on the clip and selectively engage one pair of the positioning elements of the base. Therefore, the clip can be adjusted to and fixed at a desired position relative to the base such that use of the clip assembly is very practical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien WANG
  • Publication number: 20120102683
    Abstract: Messenger clamps can be formed from two messenger clamp halves. Messenger clamps and messenger clamp halves can include break away portions, which allow a messenger wire to fall when subjected to high impact forces such as a tree falling on the messenger wire. A messenger clamp half for use in forming a messenger clamp can include an inside face having a first clamping groove and a second clamping groove, and an outside face having at least one fault groove. A break away portion of the messenger clamp half can include one of the clamping grooves, and can further includes at least a portion of the fault groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: MARMON UTILITY, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Boisclair
  • Patent number: 8077465
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a cooling member to dissipate heat, and a fixing member for mounting fasteners. The cooling member includes a base and a number of fins extending from the base. The cooling member and the fixing member are independently formed, and the fixing member is fixed to a bottom of the base of the cooling member via fixing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Ting Chang, Meng-Hsien Lin, Yu-Chia Lai
  • Patent number: 8064201
    Abstract: A thermal module includes a fin assembly, a heat spreader, a heat pipe connected between the fin assembly and the heat spreader, and a securing plate. The securing plate has at least three resilient members secured on a bottom surface thereof. Each of the resilient members has a capability to deform resiliently along a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the securing plate to resiliently press the heat spreader to an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsuan Kuo, Chih-Hsun Lin
  • Patent number: 8042237
    Abstract: A cable routing system comprising: a raceway having one or more cable supports; and a routing clip comprising a body portion; one or more cable supports; a clip arm extending from the body portion and configured to bend resiliently in a bending plane; and a pair of projections with opposed faces which are directed at an angle to the bending plane of the clip arm. The routing clip is secured to the cable raceway by its resilient clip arm with the projections positioned on opposite sides of part of the raceway so as to restrain movement of the clip. A method of installing cables in a cable routing system, the cable routing system including a raceway carrying one or more cables in a cable-receiving trough. The method comprises: securing a routing clip to the raceway with a resilient clip arm; and installing a cable in a cable support of the routing clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Paul Hart, Derek Paul Baron
  • Publication number: 20110225781
    Abstract: A functionally decorative fastening system includes first and second fastener portions, each fixable to an article, so as to selectively allow for the articles to be secured together purposes such as transit, storage or laundering. Complementary mating surfaces of each fastener portion include decorative features, such as artwork, logos, trademarks, or the like. The decorative mating surfaces serve functionally to selectively lock the two fastener portions together when aligned and pushed together. Such integrated fastening is accomplished via mechanical interaction between the decorative mating surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Paige Cameron
  • Patent number: 8020260
    Abstract: A locking clip for a cable tensioning system, comprising (i) a base plate having a top surface having a gripping portion, tensioning arms extending from the top surface, a cable retaining arm and posts extending from the bottom surface, and, at least one slot in the base plate; and, (ii) a tapering top member including a cable tensioning hook with a channel and extending from the top surface, and at least one nub extending from the bottom surface to slidingly engage the slot. The clip can hold a portion of a sheet between the base plate and the top member when the top member and the base plate are in an engaged relationship. The cable tensioning arm holds the cable and allows tension to be placed on the sheet. When the clip is disengaged from the sheet it can be temporarily attached to the cable by the cable retaining arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Formetco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Franklin, Christopher Jonathan Adams, John Dove Gibb
  • Patent number: 7990715
    Abstract: An electric assembly includes a heat sink defining a through hole and a notch communicating with the through hole; a circuit board defining a fixing hole; and a fastening assembly. The fastening assembly includes a fastener comprising a stem, a head connected one end of the stem, and a clamp connected to an opposite end of the stem; a limiting member comprising a main body slideably disposed on the stem and a limiting portion extending from the main body, the main body received into the through hole, and the limiting portion engageably inserted into the notch; and an elastic member disposed around the stem and between the head and the main body. Wherein the limiting portion is capable of sliding out of the notch and against the heat sink to compress the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 7963056
    Abstract: A cable marker having a collar member with an opening and a pair of legs extending distally from the opening, guide and locking assemblies at the distal ends of the legs, and a base member with cavities for receiving the guide and locking assemblies and a face surface with indicia for identifying the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Peter G. Mangone, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110119876
    Abstract: A new form of clasp is disclosed having two components which hook together. The components have a large number of holes on two sides to allow thread or fine wire to attach a knitted cuff or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Joyce E. Goodman
  • Patent number: 7948756
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a base, a connecting member and a wire-shaped clip. The base thermally contacts with an electronic component mounted on a printed circuit board. The connecting member encloses the base therein and is secured to a periphery of the base. A plurality of clasps extends upwardly from the connecting member. The clip is clasped by the clasps of the connecting member to be attached thereto. The clip is pressed downwardly to engage with a plurality of hooks of a bracket around the electronic component of the printed circuit board to make the base intimately contact with the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juan Du
  • Patent number: 7903419
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device for dissipating heat from an electronic component (12) mounted on a printed circuit board (10) includes a retention module (30) resting on the printed circuit board, a heat sink (20) disposed on the retention module for contacting the electronic component, a clip (40) for securing the heat sink to the retention module, and a back plate unit mounted below the printed circuit board for engaging with the retention module and supporting the electronic component. The back plate unit includes a back plate (50), a gasket (62) engaging with the back plate, and a bracket (64) being sandwiched between the gasket and the back plate. The gasket has an annular top face contacting the printed circuit board, and a plurality of blocks (6202) contacting the back plate, whereby the gasket can provide a sufficient and uniform support to the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Li, Jun Long, Tao Li
  • Patent number: 7903420
    Abstract: A fixing structure for fixing a thermal module on a chip of a printed circuit board is provided. The printed circuit board has a plurality of studs and a positioning post. The fixing structure includes a fixing board. The fixing board has a plurality of elastic strips, a plurality of screw holes and a spacing hole. The screw holes are on the elastic strips respectively, and the spacing hole is located close to one of the screw holes. The fixing board is positioned in the studs and the positioning post via the screw holes and the spacing hole, so that the fixing board can be fixed on the thermal module and chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Tsai Chung, Kuo-Jung Hsu
  • Patent number: 7881061
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a PCB with a heat generating electronic component disposed thereon, a heat sink, and a mounting device for mounting the heat sink onto the heat generating electronic component. The mounting device includes a mounting frame and a wire clip. The mounting frame surrounds the heat sink, and includes two first mounting arms and two second mounting arms disposed above the first mounting arms. The first mounting arms abut on the PCB. A pair of engaging wings are formed on the second mounting arms. The wire clip includes a pivot axle pivotably attached to the mounting frame and two resilient arms at opposite sides of the mounting frame. The resilient arms abut against the heat sink and engage with the engaging wings, thereby exerting a resilient force on the heat sink toward the heat generating electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jer-Haur Kuo, Xin-Xiang Zha, Ye-Fei Yu, Jun Li
  • Publication number: 20100314073
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a heat sink, a positioning member and a wire clip. The heat sink includes a base and a plurality of fins. Two of the fins each form a hook. The positioning member includes a seat and two positioning arms each forming two opposite fingers. A receiving groove is defined under the seat, and a positioning slot is defined through a central portion of the seat. The seat is laterally sandwiched between the two fins and vertically sandwiched between the base and the hooks. Each of the two fins is sandwiched between the two fingers. The wire clip includes a resisting portion forming a protrusion and two clipping arms. The resisting portion rests on the base and is received in the receiving groove. The protrusion is received in the positioning slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicants: FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: PIN-QUN ZHAO, DONG-BO ZHENG, MENG FU, CHUN-CHI CHEN
  • Patent number: 7836562
    Abstract: A clip for use in a cable tensioning system, comprising (i) a base plate comprising a generally flat base member having a top surface having a plurality of surface irregularities, a bottom surface, a front edge and a rear edge, and a pair of opposing tensioning arms extending from the top surface; and, (ii) a top plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a front edge and a rear edge, a lip protruding from a top surface thereof having a channel defined therein, wherein the top plate is adapted to secure an edge of a substantially flat medium between the base plate and the top plate when the top plate and the bottom plate are in an engaged relationship, and wherein the channel can receive a portion of a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Formetco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Franklin, Christopher Jonathan Adams, Perry Steve Hart, Jack Bishop
  • Patent number: 7797799
    Abstract: A directional retention device is provided that provides reliable retention of items as desired when force is applied in one direction but allows easy removal or detachment of the items from one another when force is applied in another direction. Specifically, the directional retention device includes a generally cylindrical button that has a peripheral slot. The device also includes a ring that defines an aperture sized to fit around the button with the ring in the peripheral slot. The button and ring are configured such that the ring is secured to the button when a predetermined force is applied to the ring in a first direction but is released from the button when the predetermined force is applied to the ring in a second direction opposing the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer P. Lawall
  • Patent number: 7784158
    Abstract: A spool has a pair of spaced apart plates mounted on opposing sides of a central core. A flexible fabric sheet is positioned in contact with a face of one of the plates of the spool and across a peripheral edge of the plate. A clip includes a pair of legs joined at one end and extending around the core of the spool with the fabric thereby forced into contact with the core. With the legs so inserted between the plates the fabric is captured in the spool so that the spool and clip are not able to move on the fabric or be dislodged from it. The legs terminate with toe curved in opposing lateral directions and which are able to be mutually interlocked in an overlapping attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth Clark Doyle
  • Patent number: 7746643
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly includes a heat sink having a first shoulder and a second shoulder, and a locking device having a retention module, a first clip and a second clip. The first clip has two extension portions engaging with the retention module and a pressing portion between the two extension portions. The second clip comprises a pressing portion located on the second shoulder, an axle connecting with the pressing portion and pivotably engaging with the retention module and a locking portion connecting with the pressing portion. The second clip can rotate around the axle thereof when the heat sink assembly is in an unlocked position; the locking portion engages with the retention module and the pressing portion presses the second shoulder of the heat sink toward the retention module when the heat sink assembly is in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Li, Jun Long, Tao Li
  • Patent number: 7746653
    Abstract: An assembly for clamping electrical components against a heat-dissipating surface of a heat sink may include the heat sink, one or more electrical components, two or more springs, and a fastener. Each of the springs may include a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface. The second surface of each of the springs may include an attachment region and two contact regions. The attachment region may be between the two contact regions. The second surface of one of the springs may overlap the first surface of another one of the springs. Each of the springs may be positioned to hold the electrical components against the heat dissipating surface of the heat sink. Each of the two contact regions of each of the springs may be positioned to hold the electronic components against the heat-dissipating surface. The fastener may couple the springs together in the attachment region of each of the springs and may further couple the springs to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Harman International Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Florin Negrut
  • Patent number: 7746651
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly includes a heat sink and a clip for mounting the heat sink to an electronic component of a printed circuit board. The heat sink includes a base and a plurality of fins extending from the base. The clip includes a pressing member and a pair of elongated arms formed on opposite ends of the pressing member. The pressing member has a lower portion protruding toward the base of the heat sink. A middle one of the fins extends upwardly through the pressing member in a manner such that the lower portion of the pressing member resiliently abuts against the heat sink. The two arms are located on opposite lateral sides of the heat sink and bent downwardly to engage with the printed circuit board so that the pressing member exerts a force on the heat sink toward the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Yu, Dong-Yun Li, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 7724525
    Abstract: A clip includes a body, a moveable fastener and an actuating member. The body includes a pressing part, a flat portion and a latching leg. The movable fastener includes a connecting portion, a pivot axis connected at a top end of the connecting portion and an engaging portion. The connecting portion extends through the flat portion. The actuating member defines a guiding groove therein. The guiding groove angles outward to form a height difference along a longitudinal axis of the actuating member between a topmost end and a bottommost end thereof. The actuating member is above the flat portion and connected to the pivot axis of the moveable fastener. The actuating member is levelly moveable relative to the movable fastener so that the pivot axis can slide along the guiding groove to render the moveable fastener vertically moveable between a locked position and a released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xin-Xiang Zha
  • Publication number: 20100088863
    Abstract: A towel clip for securing a towel around the waist of a user, the towel clip typically including a body. The body has a longitudinal axis, and an inner and outer surface. The body has a first leg and a second leg and a bridge section. The bridge section is typically semicircular and the first leg and second extend outward therefrom. An embodiment of Applicant's towel clip includes a convex upper rail located on the inner surface of the first leg and a pair of convex lower rails spaced apart on the lower legs and extending upward from the inner surface of the lower leg. The bridge section is resilient and the legs will spread apart to exert pressure on a folded towel to secure the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Carey Moy
  • Patent number: 7672133
    Abstract: A retaining device for a heat sink includes a frame, at least an operation member and at least an engaging member. The frame is attached to an upper portion of the heat sink with a projection at two opposite sides thereof and the projection has a contact face. The operation member provides a main operation part and a stir part. The main operation part is disposed on top of the contact face and the stir part is actuated to rotate for the main operation part being capable of moving relative to the contact face. The engaging member further has a follower part piercing the projection with an end of the follower part connecting with the main operation part pivotally and another end of the follower part being joined to a first elastic part and a second elastic part respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 7656668
    Abstract: A secure device for a heat sink and CPU includes a main support arm and an operation handler. The main support arm has a first hook section at one end thereof and provides a contact face and a movable second hook section at another end thereof. The operation handle further includes a main operation part and a handle part and the main operation part provides a guide groove with a first end and a second end. The guide groove extends along radial direction of main operation part from the first end to the second end and a uvula is formed between the first end and the second end. The circumferential side of the main operation part defines a press section for touching the contact face and a pivotal shaft is movably joined to the guide groove and the second hook section to actuate the second hook section moving upward or downward to selectively perform engagement or loosening while the pivotal shaft moving along the guide groove between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 7652886
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly for dissipating heat from an electronic component (12) mounted on a printed circuit board (10) includes a heat sink (20) resting on the electronic component, and a fastener assembly (30) for securing the heat sink to the electronic component. The fastener assembly includes a hollow post (36) having a threaded hole (360) defined therein, a screw (32) threadedly engaged in the threaded hole, a coil spring (34) compressibly disposed between the heat sink and a top portion of the screw, and a latch (38) pivotably engaging with a bottom portion of the post. When the screw moves downwardly towards the printed circuit board, the latch is pushed by the screw to rotate and press the heat sink towards the printed circuit board, thus securing the heat sink to the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Li, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 7623350
    Abstract: A thermal conducting medium protector is applicable for being assembled to a carrier, so as to protect a thermal conducting medium disposed on the carrier. The thermal conducting medium protector includes a shell and a cover plate. The shell has a first buckling portion on one side of the shell, and an opening. When the carrier is placed on a side surface of the shell, the thermal conducting medium is located in the opening. The cover plate has a second buckling portion, a first side, on which the second buckling portion is located, and a second side opposite to the first side and pivoted to the shell. When the cover plate rotates along the second side and then span across the carrier placed on the side surface of the shell, the buckling portions are buckled with each other to hold the carrier between the shell and the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Tien, Chang-Yuan Wu, Ching-Ya Tu
  • Patent number: 7606037
    Abstract: A fastener for a heat-dissipating device is adapted to secure a heat sink on a securing seat. The fastener includes a fastening arm having a plate body and a coupling member adapted to couple with one positioning member of the securing seat, a fastening member disposed spacedly below the plate body opposite to the coupling member and adapted to couple with another positioning member, and two linkage sets. Each linkage set is disposed between the plate body and the fastening member, and includes first and second resilient connecting elements connected respectively to the plate body and the fastening member. The linkage sets are pivotable toward each other to cause the plate body to displace toward the fastening member such that the linkage sets engage two openings in the securing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Chun Chang