Sliding Or Rotating Element Patents (Class 24/590.1)
  • Patent number: 10881206
    Abstract: A concealed hanging-bracket group (10) with anti-disengagement having easy access to adjustments for the wall assembly of a wall cupboard (M) comprising a plate element (11), provided with a plurality of fixing pins (12,12?,12?) that can be coupled in holes produced on a shoulder (S) of the wall cupboard (M) which extend from at least one side of the plate element (11), and a hooking element (14) of the hanging bracket with a supporting element (50) fixed to the wall, adjustably coupled in the front with the plate element (11) in depth (K) and in height (H) and provided with an upper hook-shaped portion (15), means (16,17) for horizontally and vertically moving the hooking element (14) with respect to the plate element (11) and anti-disengagement means (18) of the hanging bracket also being provided, wherein an element (24,57) is provided in the plate element (11) having a threaded hole (25,58) for an adjustment grub screw (26) in depth, a guide (47) for a screwdriver and a stop (48) for a tip of the screwdri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Leonardo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carlo Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 10813415
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a magnetic assembly structure which utilizes a magnetic attraction or repulsion effect generated by two magnetic components to make two buckle structures automatically engaged to each other. The magnetic assembly structure of the present disclosure has a first main body and a second main body, and via the hardware design of disposing magnetic components and buckle structures respectively on the first main body and the second main body, the first and second main bodies rotate in respect to each other due to the magnetic attraction or repulsion effect, so as to efficiently engage the two buckle structures each other. Thus, it actually eases the installation and uninstallation of the appliance to which the magnetic assembly structure is applied, and the costs of installation and consuming time are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Wei-Long Lee, Shih-Meng Liao
  • Patent number: 9972931
    Abstract: A male-female mutually-pluggable connector includes first and second plastic cores and first and second metal spring plates. The first and second metal spring plates are each formed, on one end portion thereof, with plugging spring plates, and are also formed, on an opposite end thereof, with a wire insertion spring plate having a curved part. At least one of first and second metal spring plates is formed, in the one end portion thereof, with a slot and the slot has an opening having opposite sides that are raised and protruding to each other to form the plugging spring plates. The first and second metal spring plates are fixed in the first and second plastic cores, respectively. The plugging spring plates of the first and second metal spring plates are inter-plugged with each other to form a crossing form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Bingshui Chen
  • Patent number: 9899750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular crimp contact system and method. The modular crimp contact system comprises a crimping member secured to a conductor by having one end of the crimping member crimped about the exterior of the conductor. A locking ring disposed about the body of the crimping member locks the crimping member in a receiving end of a connection member. The connection member may have a pin or a socket on a connection end opposite the receiving end the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Teledyne Varisystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Doiron, Ilya Skorobogatov
  • Patent number: 9683375
    Abstract: An elevated flooring surface assembly including surface tiles disposed on respective support plates, the corners of which in turn rest on support pedestals disposed upon a fixed surface with a predetermined spacing therebetween to provide for increased degrees of support of the surface tiles above the fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 9340142
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a cargo lashing fitting having a substantially planar cover plate which can be readily installed/uninstalled to and from the fitting, which connects to the fitting in an impact-resistant manner, which can resist the forces incurred when subjected to loading from on-deck vehicles and equipment, and which provides a long lasting watertight seal of the socket cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Peck & Hale, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Belkin, Jose Diaz-Bujan
  • Patent number: 9220241
    Abstract: A collar strap attachment mechanism. One embodiment of collar strap attachment mechanism utilizes a rotatable clasping system with a locking mechanism. The collar strap attachment mechanism is compatible with collars of various widths and thickness. This collar strap attachment mechanism does not require the strap to be looped through any openings so removing the clasp of the strap is unnecessary. The collar strap attachment mechanism includes a rotatable clasp with a plurality of fingers configured to close around the collar strap. The user places the collar strap attachment mechanism on the strap and rotates the two parts until the strap is captured. Once closed around the collar strap, a lock prevents the collar strap attachment mechanism from rotating back to the open position unless unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin M. Sayers
  • Patent number: 9051960
    Abstract: A hook assembly includes at least one attachment structure having a hook portion extending from a body portion. The body portion includes a connection feature having at least one protrusion positioned adjacent at least one recess. The connection feature interlocks with a corresponding identical connection feature of a second attachment structure such that the attachment structure and second attachment structure are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Winston Products LLC
    Inventors: Winston Breeden, Thaddeus T Brej, Douglas Edward Whitner, Curtis Patrick Taylor
  • Patent number: 9004536
    Abstract: A seatbelt tension adjustment device includes an elongated upper body having a downward facing protrusion that is pivotally secured to a lower body having a box-like shape. The lower body including an upper surface for receiving the protrusion and an internal cavity for positioning a rotatable drum therein. The rotatable drum working in unison with the downward facing protrusion to engage a seatbelt in an adjustable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Leroy Heath
  • Patent number: 8746742
    Abstract: A seatbelt tension adjustment device includes an elongated upper body having a downward facing protrusion that is pivotally secured to a lower body having a box-like shape. The lower body including an upper surface for receiving the protrusion and an internal cavity for positioning a paddle drum therein. The paddle drum working in unison with the downward facing protrusion to engage a seatbelt in an adjustable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Leroy Heath
  • Patent number: 8516665
    Abstract: A fastener comprising two parts (502,514) separable along a separation axis, at least one part (502) comprising a magnet (510) establishing magnetic force along the separation axis; and a mechanical coupling having complementary elements (508,522) formed respectively on the two parts (502,514) of the fastener, the mechanical coupling being configured such that movement together of the two parts (502,514) under magnetic force causes automatic relative rotation of the parts (502,514) about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Zagonda Limited
    Inventors: Michael Clarke, Christopher Sutcliffe, Andrew Southern
  • Patent number: 8353253
    Abstract: Fasteners, cover systems, and related methods are provided. A fastener for fastening an item in place on an object can include a bottom member having a first cross-sectional shape and a top member having a second cross-sectional shape that is securable to the bottom member. The top member can be rotatable relative to the bottom member once the top member is secured to the bottom member. The fastener can also include a securement device for fastening the bottom member to an object. The fasteners can be part of a cover system that also includes a cover. The cover system can be used in conjunction with a window, such as a boat hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventors: Steven C. Outland, James G. Outland
  • Patent number: 8069538
    Abstract: A decorative charm and fastener system and its method for use upon an item to be worn by the user or a pet animal; the item to be worn may be a shoe, an item of clothing (including shirts, hats and caps, or the like), or a pet collar. The fundamental embodiment features a charm part and a base part that may be connected together on opposite sides of the item to be worn, with the item situated between the base part and the charm part. The system also includes an elastically compressible washer member that is placed upon the charm part. The compressible washer promotes a secure, yet temporary, connection between the charm part and base part when those respective parts are installed upon an item. Assortments of different charms thus are interchangeable for temporary attachment to the base part. Specialized alternative versions of the apparatus are disclosed for use upon the shoelaces of a shoe, as a pet collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Wilcox
  • Patent number: 7788774
    Abstract: A releasable clasp or coupling includes a female member and a male member each having a cylindrical body, a flat front end disposed at an angle diagonal to the longitudinal axis of its body, and a rear end adapted to be connected to the end of a flexible member such a necklace, or the like. The female member has an aperture through its diagonal front end and the male member has a tongue element that extends outwardly from its diagonal front end. The aperture and the tongue element are aligned and slidably engaged to place the diagonal front ends face-to-face, and upon relative pivotal movement of the bodies, the longitudinal axis of the male and female members become axially aligned and the aperture and tongue element become oriented out of alignment to prevent accidental removal. The tongue may also frictionally engage the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Brian Cravey
  • Patent number: 7707698
    Abstract: An adjustable fastener includes a male part and a female part, both of which are preferably made of soft pliable, sewable plastic. The female fastener part preferably has two or more spaced apart openings. Each having a broad portion and a narrow portion. The male fastener part has a base with an upstanding riser with a flange at the end of the riser. The female fastener part is made of a single thin wall which is sewn to the fabric of the garment. The base of the male part is also made of a single thin wall which is sewn to the fabric of the garment. The single wall construction of the female fastener part makes it more flexible, less easily seen, and not felt so much by the wearer. The female fastener part is provided with a bend between the openings so that it lies flat against the back when the male and female parts are coupled to the tightest position. The center of the riser of the male part is offset from the center of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Multi-Adjustable Closure Corporation
    Inventor: James Gardner
  • Patent number: 7491025
    Abstract: A fastener for releasably securing a first substrate to an apertured second substrate includes a base member and a locking member mounted for rotation relative to the base member. The locking member is rotatable between an insertion position for insertion of the base member and locking member through the aperture formed in the second substrate and a locking position for releasably securing the first and second substrates together. A resilient member is provided to bias the locking member toward the base member when the resilient member is compressed. The locking member includes at least one protrusion and the base member includes at least one detent. The detent and protrusion are configured to releasably engage each other in the insertion position of the locking member and disengage from each other upon rotation of the locking member toward the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Tangeman, Rainer B. Teufel
  • Patent number: 7395584
    Abstract: A connection system for securing two articles to each other having two connectors, each of connectors includes a base plate with a center point and identical inter-engaging sections with at least one male component and at least one female component. Also provided is a connection region for securing the connector to an article. Male and female components are radially disposed equidistant around the center point of the base plate and the connection region is disposed circumferentially around the male and female components. The connectors are engaged by rotating each connector such that the male and female components of each connector interlock with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aly Khalifa, Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 6859982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector for releasable joining of two ends of material. The invention involves two generally symmetrical connector halves which engage with one another to maintain a connection capable of resisting opposing tension forces. A spring-force ball and socket arrangement is incorporated in each body half to maintain a secure connection. Rotatable interlocking tongue-and-groove structures provide ease of use and effective resistance to tension forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Mario R. Carrillo
  • Patent number: 6735819
    Abstract: A vehicle floor mat affixation device includes a noncircular shaped body with an axial extending connector. The connector secures the affixation device to the vehicle floor. A reverse face of the affixation device includes a panel of releasable fastening material that is designed to mate with a similar panel of releasable fastening material in the vehicle floor mat. The present invention resists affixation device pull-out as well as shear forces applied to the mat with respect to the carpeting on which the mat is placed, but nonetheless permits easy removal and replacement of the vehicle floor mat and of the affixation devices without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventors: David S. Iverson, David F. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 6722544
    Abstract: A substantially noiseless fastening system for a carrying pack includes a flap attached to the shell of the carrying pack along one edge of the flap, a fastener button attached to the flap near a second edge of the flap, and a button receiver attached to the shell. The button receiver has a tapered interference fit slot terminating in a notch for receiving the fastener button, the slot narrowing towards the edge of the flap attached to the shell. The fastening system also includes a pouch attached to the shell, a locking channel attached to the pouch, and a locking groove attached to the shell. The pouch has an edge that forms an opening between the pouch and the shell, and the locking channel engages the locking groove in an interference fit to close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P.
    Inventors: R. Scott Stephens, Joseph B. Wismann, Roger L. Weller, John M. Estes, Thomas J. Galli
  • Patent number: 6718600
    Abstract: A fastener is provided for removably engaging and holding sections of material, such as a tarp, without piercing the material. One piece of the fastener is a base with one end providing a contact surface for a support structure, and the other forming a substantially elliptical flange. The second piece is a frame having an opening that substantially defines a first ellipse having a first orientation, and a second ellipse having a second orientation. The second elliptical opening is partially occluded at its opposite ends. A section of material to be engaged and held is placed over the elliptical flange. The second piece is oriented to align the first elliptical opening and the elliptical flange, and is inserted over the elliptical flange and section of material to be held. The second piece is then rotated to align the second elliptical opening and elliptical flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert E. Gillis
  • Patent number: 6467136
    Abstract: A connector assembly (61) comprising a male connector element (61a) having a locking shank (101) and a female connector element (61b) having a locking cavity (133) with an external opening. The locking shank (101) is receivable in the locking cavity (133) through the external opening. The male connector element (61a) presents a male contact face (111) and the female connector element (61b) presents a female contact face (123), the male and female connector elements (61a, 61b) being configured for interaction therebetween with the contact faces (111, 123) in abutting engagement when the locking shank (101) is received in the locking cavity to resist a separating force applied between the male and female connector elements. The interaction between the male and female connector elements (61a, 61b) is provided at spaced apart locations lengthwise along the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Neil Deryck Bray Graham
  • Publication number: 20020133920
    Abstract: A clasp for holding two ends of cords or the like together includes a shaft member insertable into and engageable with a latch member. The latch member is a round tube having an open front end through which the shaft member may be inserted and withdrawn. Attached to the latch member is a spring member with a hook (tab) extending from a free end thereof through a hole in the side of the latch member. The shaft has a notch. The clasp is engaged by aligning the tab of the latch member with the notch of the shaft member and pushing the shaft member into the open end of the latch member until the tab engages the notch. The clasp is disengaged by rotating the shaft member relative to the latch member so that the tab is urged out of the notch, then pulling the shaft member out of the latch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: John C. Hodge
  • Patent number: 6449818
    Abstract: A link having snap-fitted parts is provided with selected stones having different appearances to render the link highly versatile. The garment link, for brassieres, lingerie and the like, can use a perfume stone with laser-perforated capillaries communicating with a cavity from which scent may be released and which serves to draw a perfume liquid into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Fildan, Karl Wanzenböck
  • Patent number: 6336765
    Abstract: A twist lock for connecting containers comprises a housing integrally formed with an upper fitting part and a lower fitting part each being capable of fitting into a fitting hole in a corner fitting of a container, a spindle inserted in the housing in a rotatable and vertically displaceable manner, an upper lock connected to the top end of the spindle and being engageable with the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container, and a lower lock being in positional agreement with and fixed securly to the lower fitting part of the housing and slidably fitted with a plurality of locking members which can engage with and disengage from the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container. In this twist lock, the spindle is urged by a spring member in such a direction that the upper lock can engage with the fitting hole in the corner fitting of the container, while each of the locking members is urged by another spring member in such a direction that it can retract into the lower lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Marifit, Kabushiki Kaisha Tosen Technology, Kabushiki Kaisha Sanwa
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Watanabe