Tilting Patents (Class 248/133)
  • Patent number: 10458528
    Abstract: A system for overturning tanks of kneading machines includes an overturning unit provided with means for fixing a tank to itself. The means for fixing has an elastic actuation member, which is loaded by exploiting the downward movement of the overturning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SANCASSIANO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Davide Drocco
  • Patent number: 10086694
    Abstract: A system and attendant structural components for incorporating an alternate fuel supply, such as of the type used in combination with a conventional distillate fuel, to power a heavy duty industrial vehicle, such as a mine haul dump truck. The system and attendant structure includes a mounting assembly structured for containment and support of the alternate fuel and a containment area disposed on the vehicle and structured and dimensioned to retain the mounting assembly therein. The containment area and the mounting assembly are disposed in laterally adjacent, exposed relation to an operator area of the mine haul truck, wherein the mounting assembly and the containment area are cooperatively disposed and structured to facilitate storage of the alternate fuel and operative communication and distribution thereof with the powering engine of the mine haul vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Gaseous Fuel Systems, Corp.
    Inventor: Jason Green
  • Patent number: 10065072
    Abstract: A lower back exercise apparatus exercises or imparts laterally and upwardly directed movements into a user's lower back when seated thereupon. The lower back exercise apparatus includes a lower base assembly, an upper seat assembly, and a motor assembly. The lower base assembly includes an upper, laterally concave base surface. The upper seat assembly includes a lower, laterally convex seat surface and an upper seat surface. The upper seat assembly is laterally ridable upon and movable relative to the lower base assembly. The motor assembly is drives a laterally directed, cylindrical arc length trajectory of the upper seat assembly relative to the lower base assembly. The concave and convex surfacing have a common radius of curvature with a common fulcrum point spatially located adjacent an upper portion of a user's lumbar spinal region Lateral flexion is thus imparted into a user's lower back when a user is seated thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Zhenjun Yang, Xiaojun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10053288
    Abstract: Storage compartment configurations of pickup locations may be modified (e.g., by dividing larger storage compartments into multiple smaller storage compartments, or vice versa) based on sizes of items to be delivered to the pickup locations, so as to allow more items to be stored with less unused space in each of the storage compartments. Partitions may be positioned (e.g., inserted, moved, removed, etc.) utilizing positioning elements (e.g., rollers, motors, actuators, robotic arms, etc.) for configuring the sizes of each of the storage compartments. Door operations for each of the storage compartments may be modified so as to correspond to the current sizes of the storage compartments, and in some instances multiple doors may be utilized for providing access to larger storage compartments while individual doors may be utilized for providing access to smaller storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sagar Amrutlal Rawal
  • Patent number: 10018896
    Abstract: A projector includes: an image light generating section generating image light; a projection lens projecting the image light emitted from the image light generating section; a lens shift mechanism moving the projection lens in a first direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the projection lens; an external housing accommodating the image light generating section and the lens shift mechanism and including an opening surrounding the projection lens; and a fitting mechanism attached to the external housing. The external housing includes a notch portion formed by cutting off a portion of the peripheral edge of the opening and located in the first direction with respect to the projection lens. The fitting mechanism includes a fitting portion fitted into the notch portion and forming a portion of the peripheral edge. The fitting portion moves away from the projection lens by being pressed from the projection lens side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akitoshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9918461
    Abstract: A support stand for a fishing pole is selectively attachable to a portion of a fixed structure and configured to hold a fishing pole awaiting a strike. The stand is adjustable for use in various environments by providing clamping and strapping means for attachment and additionally includes a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas J. Huntsman
  • Patent number: 9856909
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a mounting seat and a linkage unit in the mounting seat. A connection member is connected between first and second movable portions of the linkage unit by a linkage spindle. The linkage unit is able to rotate by a resilient unit to a spring-out state from a folded state. When the linkage unit reaches the spring-out state, further rotation of the linkage unit is stopped by a limiting unit. A torque spindle provides torsional resistance only when the linkage unit is rotated further from the spring-out state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An-Szu Hsu, Hsu-Hong Yao
  • Patent number: 9851748
    Abstract: A display member and a base member. A support member can be attached between the display member and the base member. The support member can extend from the display member. A magnetic latch can magnetically attract an edge of the display member to one of the support member and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark David Senatori, Insun Hong, Dimitre Mehandjiysky, Kevin L Massaro
  • Patent number: 9537257
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a casing, a light source unit detachably mounted to the casing, a first connector having a first engagement member, disposed on a housing of the light source unit, a second connector having a second engagement member, disposed on the casing, and one or more supporters disposed at least one of the first connector and the second connector. The first connector is detachably engageable with the second connector. At least one of the first connector and the second connector is moveable in a direction substantially perpendicular to a connection direction of the first connector and the second connector. The one or more supporters guides one of the first engagement member and the second engagement member to the other one of the first engagement member and the second engagement member when engaging the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ishikawa, Tetsuya Fujioka, Hideo Kanai, Akihisa Mikawa, Masamichi Yamada, Yasunari Mikutsu, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Yukimi Nishi
  • Patent number: 9038972
    Abstract: A tilt mechanism for an electronic display. A tilt mechanism including a counterbalancing mechanism having a compression spring assembly. Such tilt mechanism allowing an electronic display to be positioned at a variety of tilt angles. A tilt mechanism including a support that is pivotable with respect to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Iong Fu, Shaun C. Lindblad
  • Patent number: 8789801
    Abstract: A symmetrical, balanced receptacle for storing, displaying or transporting goods, materials, people, plants or animals is suspended from a double-axis gimbal mounted on a framework. The receptacle is attached to the gimbal by adjustable bearings and a locking mechanism holds the receptacle in various positions, tilted forward or back, and swiveled to one side or the other. When the receptacle is unlocked, gravity holds it level, which is especially useful when the device is used to hold or transport cargo on sloping ground, turbulent water or shifting air currents. The framework may be stationary or attached to a wheeled vehicle, water craft, aircraft or other means of transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred Thomas Newman
  • Patent number: 8763964
    Abstract: A support bracket includes a sliding assembly including a mounting board, two guiding elements, a fixing board, a sliding rod and an elastic member. The guiding elements are oppositely fixed to the mounting board, the sliding rod includes two sliding blocks. An arched guiding groove is defined in the longitudinal length of each guiding element, in which one of the sliding blocks is slidably located. The sliding rod and the guiding elements tilt the mounting board at different angles relative to the fixing board when the sliding rod slides relative to the mounting board along the guiding grooves. The elastic member provides an elastic force opposite to a gravity of the mounting board and the guiding elements to position the mounting board at the different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Chang, Ching-Jou Chen
  • Patent number: 8746635
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for a display device is provided. The supporting apparatus may include a stationary unit coupled to an installation site, a device supporting unit that supports the display device, a connection unit that connects the stationary unit to the device supporting unit and that guides motion of the device supporting unit, and a tilting frictional unit interposed between the connection unit and the device supporting unit to guide a tilting motion of the device supporting unit. The tilting frictional unit may include a first arc member fixed to the connection unit and a second arc member fixed to the device supporting unit. The first and second arc members contact each other to generate frictional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon Kim, Kyung-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 8714497
    Abstract: A tool stand mountable to a tool having a relatively long handle. The handle has a tool head mounted to the second end of the handle. The tool stand has a pivot member, an axle, a rotational stop arm and a leg assembly. The pivot member is coupled to a handle between the first and second end thereof. The axle is rotatably coupled to the pivot member, with the axle rotation in an orientation that is oblique or substantially perpendicular to a handle. The rotational stop arm is fixed to the axle. The leg assembly extends toward a second end of a handle, with the rotational stop arm and the leg assembly being angled at an angle that is less than 180°. The leg assembly, the rotational stop arm and the axle are rotatable about the pivot member between a stowed orientation and an operational orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Steven J. Bricker
  • Patent number: 8714162
    Abstract: A portable pipe bowl cleaner may include a poker for cleaning pipe bowls. The poker may generally extend linearly and have a top portion that is used to perform the cleaning. The portable pipe bowl cleaner may also include a base and a suction cup. One side of the base may be coupled with a bottom portion of the poker. Another side of the base may be coupled with the suction cup. The suction may have an internal cup surface that is capable of being removably affixed to a smooth, non-porous surface. A method of using a portable pipe bowl cleaner may include holding the base over a smooth, non-porous surface, with the suction cup facing toward the surface. By momentarily pressing the base toward the surface, the suction cup is pressed against and removably affixed to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Brett Johnson
  • Patent number: 8678329
    Abstract: A device for transporting a ladder has first and second frame positions, the lower ends of which are pivotally mounted on an axle that also mounts a wheel for rolling along the ground. The upper ends of the frame portions are moveable toward and away from each other allowing the device to collapse for storage. A hook is mounted on the upper end of each of the frame portions for attachment to adjacent rungs of the ladder. A strap connects the upper ends of the frame portion to prevent them from separating from each other beyond a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas G. Bryant, Sr., Angel M. Feliciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8629943
    Abstract: A television device includes a flat-plate main body, and a stand supporting the main body. The stand includes: a base member including a bottom face section and a pair of bearing sections projecting upward from the bottom face section; a shaft member bridged between the bearing sections; an arm member including a leg section rotatably fixed to the bearing sections, and a body section provided to bend from the leg section, provided with a lower screw hole and an upper screw hole, and fixed to the support object; and a receiving member including a lower section provided on the bottom face section, a middle section upstanding at a first angle from the lower section and including a first screw hole corresponding to the lower screw hole, and an upper section provided at a second angle from an upper end of the middle section and provided with a second screw hole corresponding to the upper screw hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Takashima
  • Patent number: 8622354
    Abstract: A display includes: a display section; and a supporting section including a post and a base and supporting the display section. The post includes: a tubular upper post extending in a direction perpendicular to a horizontal plane; a tubular lower post separated from the upper post at a separating plane tilted with respect to the horizontal plane and having a variable mounting angle with respect to the upper post by rotating around a central line of the upper post on the separating plane; and a tilt mechanism disposed on a side opposite to the separating plane of the upper post and changing a tilt angle in an elevation direction of the display section. A tilt angle ? with respect to the horizontal plane of the separating plane satisfies ?=45°?(?/2), where ? is a maximum tilt angle of the display section by the tilt mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sakata
  • Patent number: 8573545
    Abstract: A mounting bracket arrangement for fastening a solar array to a vertical support pipe, including a generally horizontal support disk seated transversely across the pipe end to close the interior thereof, and a pair of parallel vertical bracket plates having corresponding lower edge portions each containing pairs of parallel vertical slots that define a center section and a pair of side sections. The vertical bracket plates are arranged normal to the horizontal support plate such that the center sections extend into the pipe interior via horizontal linear openings contained in the horizontal plate, and the side sections extend longitudinally externally of the horizontal support plate for connection by external fastener devices. The solar array is pivotally connected between the upper portions of the vertical bracket plates for angular adjustment relative to the support pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Holm-quist Designs LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Walquist, Sterling C. Holmes
  • Patent number: 8561959
    Abstract: A viewing object retention device allows a viewing object to be arranged at an optimum position and enables an angle of the object to be adjusted so as to accord with a direction of a face of a viewer. The device includes a fixed base part, an arm part one end portion of which is turnably joined to the base part, and the other end portion of which extends along an axis line from this joining point toward a space above the viewer, a viewing object retention part located at the other end portion of the arm part to retain the object and a revolving mechanism that displaces the retention part angularly to the axis line with the turning of the arm part with the joining point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fujimiyaseisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimichi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8418340
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting components on a vessel having a boss with an adapter and a method of attaching. In one embodiment, the assembly includes an adjustable frame including a support positioned between a first end and a second end, a fixed clamping device attached to the first end of the frame and including a lower plate and pivotally attached upper plate such that at least one of the lower and upper plates has a shaped jaw formed therein to hold a first adapter. The assembly further includes a rotatable clamping device made up of a lower clamping plate along with a lower plate rotatably attached to the lower clamping plate, and an upper plate pivotally attached to the lower plate. At least one of the lower and upper plates have a jaw formed therein to hold a second adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Koehnen, Michael Haberberger
  • Patent number: 8302976
    Abstract: In a working machine, a towing handle is mounted on a top section of a machine body in such a manner that the handle is pivotable between a stored position and a deployed position, and the machine body is towable with the handle in the deployed position. The handle in the stored position extends along outer peripheral portions of the top section and a predetermined wall section of the machine, and the wall section has an upper end region that extends in a machine-towing direction to connect to the top section and has to-be-protected member provided thereon. The handle in the stored position projects outwardly beyond the top section and the wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaku Okabe
  • Patent number: 8256725
    Abstract: A support stand comprises an elevating support; a monitor bracket; and a support member; the elevating support comprising a first and a second chasses, a pluralities of supporting blocks, an elastic member, a first and a second pivot subassemblies, a resisting member, a roller, and a pressing block; the first chassis comprises a resisting wall opposite to the second pivot subassembly; the elastic member is between the resisting wall and the pressing block, two ends of the elastic member resist the resisting wall and the pressing block, the first pivot subassembly is fixed to the plurality of supporting blocks connected to first ends of the chasses, the second pivot subassembly is fixed to the plurality of supporting blocks connected to second ends of the chasses; the resisting member is connected to the plurality of supporting blocks, the roller is assembled with the pressing block and rotatable against the resisting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Jian Li, Zhi-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 8256724
    Abstract: A display device includes a support part. The display device also includes a display main body coupled to the support part and tiltable relative to the support part. The display device further includes a first friction member coupled to the support part and configured to generate a first frictional force when the display main body is titled back and forth relative to the support part. In addition, the display device includes a second friction member configured to generate a second frictional force when the display main body is tilted relative to the support part at a predetermined angle or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Moon Hong Choi
  • Patent number: 8220759
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a portion (12) having an operation portion, a pedestal (20) which holds the main-body base portion (12) so as to be tiltable, a hook (31) which fixes the main-body base portion (12) in a tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a tooth row (224) which has teeth and engages with the hook (31) to fix the main-body base portion (12) in the tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a cam (33) which moves within the main-body base portion (12) in accordance with the tilt angle of the main-body base portion (12), and a cam control groove (226) which controls the movement of the cam (33), wherein when the hook (31) moves over the tooth at the uppermost step of the tooth row (224), the hook rides on the cam (33) thereby to release the engagement with the tooth row (224), then the hook moves downward in a state of riding on the cam (33), then the main-body base portion (12) releases the tilting and moves downward to restore to an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Shimotoso
  • Patent number: 8146869
    Abstract: A base structure can support a monitor. A fixed portion is firmly disposed on the rear casing of the monitor and contains at least one slide rail. A slide portion can move up and down the slide rail. A spring is linked to the fixed portion and the slide portion. One end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the slide portion. A first stand is firmly disposed on the rear casing. A second stand is pivotally linked to the first stand. Another end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the second stand. In this manner, the monitor may adjust the expanding angle of the second stand so as to place the monitor on the desk or hang the monitor on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: TPV Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Wang, Lixia Wang, Wen-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 8118293
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for both rotating a cylinder about its center axis and translating the cylinder linearly along the same axis. The invention is suitable for X-raying rockets and other cylindrical objects. Multi-axis movement is accomplished by two sets of rollers: rotational and translational. The translational roller set is held in a retracted and unengaged position while the cylinder rests on the rotational roller set. Movement about the axis of the rotational roller set is allowed. When the translational roller set is engaged with the cylinder, the cylinder is disengaged from the rotational roller set, and movement about the axis is not allowed, but linear movement is allowed. The action may be reversed and repeated. The rollers or the cylinder may be powered by motor or manual device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Brian Blair Barger
  • Publication number: 20120000571
    Abstract: The present invention provides holding devices and methods for using the same. One aspect of the invention provides a holding device configured to hold a container having a dose or multiple doses of a liquid medicine with a needle-piercable cap. The holding device includes a holder for the container, a base, and an angular adjustment linkage between the base and the holder. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of loading a syringe with a liquid medicament held in a container. The method includes: providing a holding device including a holder for the container, a base, and an angular adjustment linkage between the base and the holder; placing the holding device on a surface; placing the container into the holder; and using two hands to draw the liquid medicament from the container into the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Valentino Foscarota
  • Patent number: 8074956
    Abstract: A support stand includes a support member, a friction member, a first connecting bracket, and a second connecting bracket. The support member includes a base portion and two arched plates extending from an end of the base portion. The friction member is rotatably clamped by the arched plates. The first connecting bracket connected to a first end of the friction member. The second connecting bracket connected to a second end of the friction member opposite to the first end. The second connecting bracket is detachably attached to the first connecting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Chao-Zhong Fu, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 8070115
    Abstract: An exemplary support stand (102) for a flat-panel display body includes an elevating support (30), a monitor bracket (50), and a support member (20). The elevating support includes a first chassis (321), a second chassis (322), a plurality of supporting blocks (3231) for connecting end portions of the first chassis and the second chassis, an elastic member (391), a first pivot subassembly (305), and a second pivot subassembly (306). The monitor bracket is rotatably connected to the first pivot subassembly. The support member is rotatably connected to the second pivot subassembly. The elastic member is capable of exerting a rebound force on two of the first chassis, the second chassis, and the supporting blocks. The first and second pivot subassemblies are fixed to the supporting blocks. The monitor bracket and the support member are rotatably connected to the first and second pivot subassembly correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Jian Li, Zhi-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 7997507
    Abstract: A supporting device for supporting a flat panel display device includes a base, a sliding member, a supporting member, and a holding member. The base defines a pair of guiding grooves extending along a lengthwise direction of the base. The sliding member includes a first pedestal and a second pedestal. The first pedestal and the second pedestal are slidably received in the guiding grooves. The supporting member is hinged to the sliding member, and configured for supporting the flat panel display device. The holding member is slidably engaged with the base, and defines a holding cavity for receiving the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tay-Yang Lin, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yang Yu
  • Patent number: 7967260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supporting structure having function of rod-linkage latching which comprises a connecting unit, a base seat, a base seat hinge, a main hinge, at least one rod-linkage mechanism and at least one rod-linkage latching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7922133
    Abstract: A flat panel display (FPD) support has a supporting bracket, a connecting assembly pivotally connected to the supporting bracket and a pulling assembly mounted between the supporting bracket and the connecting assembly. The connecting assembly is attached to an FPD to allow the supporting bracket to hold the FPD on a plane. The pulling assembly pulls the supporting bracket toward the panel bracket and a weight of the FPD allows the FPD and the supporting bracket leaning to each other to stay in a specific angle. Therefore, a visual angle of the FPD relative to a plane is easily adjusted by the supporting assembly. The FPD with the FPD support is light, simple and portable and is conveniently packaged for sale or transportation and does not occupy a large area when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 7891631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supporting structure, includes a retractable connecting unit, a bottom pivotal shaft device, a top pivotal shaft device and at least one linking device. The retractable connecting unit is that a slide engaging sheet is provided on top of a fixed engaging sheet, and an adjusting member is provided between the fixed and the slide engaging sheets, a bottom end and a top end are respectively provided at the bottom portion and the top portion of the retractable connecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Ta Lee, Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7819368
    Abstract: A monitor has a monitor main body and a base member to support the monitor main body. The monitor includes a link member disposed between the monitor main body and the base member, a base hinge coupling the link member, which is to be rotated within a predetermined angle against the base member, with the base member, and a monitor hinge coupling the monitor main body, which is to be rotated against the link member, with the link member. The monitor includes an auxiliary link member to link the rotation of the link member against the base member with the rotation of monitor main body, and a base bracket combined to the base member to allow the base member to be installed on an inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jun Jung, Jun-soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 7794123
    Abstract: A post structure for installation along a street or road with a base supporting the post structure in a yieldable manner. A coupling joining the base and post structure includes a resilient member urging the post structure into a normal, pre-determined position on the base. An upper end of the base serves as a fulcrum for momentary post structure movement. A modified form of the yieldable support includes a housing with spring and fastener assembly with the housing having inclined surfaces which cooperate with inclined surfaces on the base upper end, insuring return of the tipped post structure back to the pre-determined relationship with the base after momentary displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony J. Newbill
  • Publication number: 20100187373
    Abstract: A dispenser pedestal for storing and dispensing product from a container having a base and a pair of braces extending from the base. A basket defines an opening for the container. The basket pivotally seats with the brace for movement about an axis between a storage position with the container in a generally upright position, and a dispensing position for dispensing product from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Danny Rowe
  • Patent number: 7762515
    Abstract: The invention discloses an adjustable support apparatus for adjusting an object to a target position. The adjustable support apparatus comprises a metal member, a support member, and a magnetic member. The metal member has an inner space. The support member has a first end and a second end, and is movably disposed in the inner space of the metal member through the first end. The object is attached on the second end. The magnetic member is disposed on the support member and is adjacent to the first end. A magnetic force exists between the magnetic member and the metal member. When an external force capable of overcoming the magnetic force is applied on the object or the support member, the support member moves with respect to the metal member; and when the external force disappears, the magnetic force makes the support member stay at the target position statically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Wang Lin
  • Patent number: 7708241
    Abstract: A decanting apparatus for wine and the like and method of use thereof wherein a source vessel is compressed within a cradle having an open end where the lip of the mouth of the source vessel communicates with the lip of a decanting receptacle. A pair of adjustable vertical support members are hinged to the open end of the cradle. The apparatus has a drive mechanism for tilting the vessel relative to the vertical support members and a control unit for operatively controlling the means for tilting, allowing for an unattended decanting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Steve D. Wiemholt
  • Patent number: 7703736
    Abstract: A stand for an image display device is provided. The stand includes a leg unit. In the leg unit, a supporting member supports the image display device, a connecting member is coupled to the supporting member and rotatable in forward and backward directions with respect to the supporting member, and a base member supports the image display device with respect to a floor. The base member is rotatable in a direction different from the rotation directions of the connection member for being folded to a back of the image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae Sung Oh
  • Patent number: 7690605
    Abstract: The invention provides a support structure with torque transfer function including a link member having an upper end and a lower end; a pair of main brackets located on a surface of a base member and being pivotally connected to the lower end of the link member through an intermediate hinge. The link member is rotatably pivoted between the two main brackets. The base member has a pair of auxiliary brackets located at one side of the pair of main brackets. A base hinge is socketingly connected to a resilient support and disposed between the main brackets and the auxiliary brackets. A torque transfer device having upper and lower rotation parts pivoted to the intermediate hinge and the base hinge so as to move synchronously together and a connecting part linking the upper and lower rotation parts to rotate in the same direction, thereby forming a torque transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Ta Lee, Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7604206
    Abstract: A monitor has a monitor main body and a base member to support the monitor main body. The monitor includes a link member disposed between the monitor main body and the base member, a base hinge coupling the link member, which is to be rotated within a predetermined angle against the base member, with the base member, and a monitor hinge coupling the monitor main body, which is to be rotated against the link member, with the link member. The monitor includes an auxiliary link member to link the rotation of the link member against the base member with the rotation of monitor main body, and a base bracket combined to the base member to allow the base member to be installed on an inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jun Jung, Jun-soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 7600726
    Abstract: A device for lifting and rotating containers in a clean room environment, includes a stationary support column, a mounting for receiving a container, and an articulated arm for connecting the mounting to the support column. The mounting may be moved up and down in relation to the support column and may be moved about a horizontal axis. At least one articulated arm is disposed between the mounting and the support column that pivots in relation to the support column about a horizontal axis away from an axis of rotation of the mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Hans W. Mumm
  • Patent number: 7537185
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention prevent beverage spills by retaining a beverage container in a swiveling device that provides the ability to upright itself when not in use. Embodiments of the invention further prevent dropping of beverage containers by retaining the beverage container in a swiveling device that holds the beverage container securely while the beverage is being consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin L. Joeckel
  • Patent number: 7522047
    Abstract: A display assembly for a retail product has a base and a platform adjustably mounted on an upper end of the base. The platform includes a lower housing which is pivotally supported in a cradle attached to the upper end of the base. The platform is pivotally mounted on the cradle by a pair of pivot pins, at least one of which is threaded to secure the platform in an adjusted titled position on the cradle. A plurality of notches are formed on the platform housing and selectively engage a detent formed on the cradle to retain the platform in an adjusted position. A sensor may be removably mounted on the platform and connected to the product and to the base by an expandable cord to actuate an alarm if the product is removed in an unauthorized manner from the sensor or base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Patent number: 7513468
    Abstract: A monitor has a monitor main body and a base member to support the monitor main body. The monitor includes a link member disposed between the monitor main body and the base member, a base hinge coupling the link member, which is to be rotated within a predetermined angle against the base member, with the base member, and a monitor hinge coupling the monitor main body, which is to be rotated against the link member, with the link member. The monitor includes an auxiliary link member to link the rotation of the link member against the base member with the rotation of monitor main body, and a base bracket combined to the base member to allow the base member to be installed on an inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jun Jung, Jun-soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 7490807
    Abstract: A embodiment of a stand includes a base, a support, and a biasing member. The biasing member provides a biasing force to urge the support to a first position relative to the base from a second position relative to the base. When in the second position the support is allowed to rotate on a pivot, and when in the first position the support is prevented from rotating on the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Souza, Dennis R. Esterberg, David L. Smith, Jeffrey Scott Bakkom
  • Patent number: 7467768
    Abstract: In order for a truck driver to be able to empty the contents of the cab of his vehicle a set of trash cans, which are mounted to a structure is provided. The structure will be mounted at a certain height so that the truck driver will not need stop his truck in order to use this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Tom J. Vait
  • Publication number: 20080283694
    Abstract: A display wall mount comprising a wall bracket configured to couple to a wall and having a first wall bracket edge, a display bracket configured to couple to the display and having a first display bracket edge, and a curvilinear bar moveably coupled between the first wall bracket edge and the first display bracket edge. The display bracket is moveably coupled to the wall bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Lee T. VanLanen, Douglas M. Galletti
  • Patent number: 7413102
    Abstract: A pourable cooking receptacle construction (10) that includes an open framework member (20) having a base (21) and a pair of support arms (24) wherein, each support arm is provided with a mounting post (40) and a cooking pot member (30) having a pair of cylindrical collar members (50) connected on opposite sides of the cooking pot member (30) by axle elements (51) wherein, the collar members (50) are further provided with locking levers (54) that engage the mounting posts (40) so that the cooking pot member (30) can be raised and lowered relative to the mounting posts (40) and pivoted about the axle elements (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Scott G. Borchardt