Adjustable Patents (Class 248/149)
  • Patent number: 10215507
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein are directed to a coil support pad for condensate drainage and a method of manufacturing the coil support pad. The coil support pad generally functions to provide support for outdoor coils and facilitate the drainage of condensate away from the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Mastroianni, Chris Menhennett
  • Patent number: 9507371
    Abstract: A rotatable handle assembly attachable to a generally tubular object has an auxiliary handle circumscribing a hand passageway configured to receive a user's hand therein. A clutch biased in an engaged position operatively couples a shank extending from the upper end of a hook attachable to the object to a collar integrally formed as a portion of the auxiliary handle and releasably prevents the shank from rotating relative to the collar. A ratchet on the upper end of the hook cooperates with a pawl on a pivot arm which is attached to the lower end of the hook and which extends toward the ratchet and is rotatable about a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the shank to adjust the size of the object passageway receiving and releasably retaining the object therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Nathaniel R. Day
  • Publication number: 20140311998
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser rack includes a containment structure that has an open first end and an opposite, second end. The structure is sized and shaped to fit slidably about a container dispenser for film bags and has an aperture at the second end. The aperture is sized, shaped and located to at least partially align with a dispensing opening in the container dispenser. A support stand is attached to the containment structure and provides connection to a surface. The support stand is pivotally mounted to an underside of the structure and optionally is securable in either a first, upper position or a second, lower position. A latch prevents unwanted removal of the dispenser from the rack. Two or more structures may be attached to the support stand, thereby providing a choice of bags. Openings are provided in the rack to provide visual access to outer surfaces of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140239135
    Abstract: A soap dish is disclosed, the soap dish comprising a tray having a drain, a floor surface, and at least one rib projecting upward from the floor surface, the floor surface being angled in a direction extending towards the drain, the drain defining an opening in the tray so that a liquid can travel along the floor surface and exit the tray by way of the drain. The tray is removably secured to a base, and the base has at least one leg that is movable relative to the base from a first position to a second, different position, the first position arranging the base at a first height, and the second position arranging the base a second, different height. The soap dish is usable in a variety of settings, and is effective to drain water from the dish to increase the life cycle of the soap and the dish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Keith A. Barclay
  • Patent number: 8794577
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink to the under-side of a countertop, the sink having a bowl and a laterally extending flange emanating from the bowl, comprising: a pair of rigid side mounting rails adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engage a side wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the side mounted rails being “L” shaped and each having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; a rigid front mounting rail adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engaged the front wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the front mounted rail being “L” shaped and having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; the plurality of threaded bolts is adapted to engage the plurality of openings in the si
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20140131530
    Abstract: A beverage container holder adapted to hold a wide variety of containers including cups, bottles, mugs, and tumblers. The device preferably includes a base, an upright extending upward from the base, and a receiver near the top of the upright. The receiver preferably includes a cup holder which is preferably made detachable so that it may be washed in a dishwasher. The height of the receiver with respect to the base is adjustable in the present invention. The rotation of the receiver with respect to the base is preferably also made adjustable. The adjustment mechanism may preferably be activated using only one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Scott Webb
  • Patent number: 8584996
    Abstract: A support stand includes a first casing, a rotary mechanism, a second casing and a holder. The rotary mechanism is disposed in the first casing and has a first gear and a threaded rod coordinated with each other. The second casing is connected with the rotary mechanism. The second casing is able to rotate from a first position to a second position in relative to the first casing. The holder is connected with the threaded rod. When the second casing is at the first position, the holder is stored in the first casing. When the second casing is rotated to the second position, the second casing drives the first gear to coordinately rotate the threaded rod so as to push the holder out of the first casing. The support stand occupies less space as the holder is stored, and it has better overall integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Chung
  • Publication number: 20130264440
    Abstract: The invention creates a storage option that can be set up individually and sits securely on a sandy subsurface, whereby the placement of beverage vessels is achieved in a service-friendly manner. The tray used for this purpose is held in a stable manner, yet can be removed. For this purpose, a storage element that can be set up as a cup holder above the subsurface is proposed as a two-part system. A straight mandrel is provided, comprising an upper and a lower section, wherein the lower section is adapted for being turned or inserted into the subsurface. At a certain height above the end of the lower section, the straight mandrel has a horizontally extending structure which is adapted and suitable as a holding support for the tray-like storage element. The storage element has an opening, which is guided over the upper section of the mandrel in order to rest on the horizontal structure and be held there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Annette Auracher, André Gruenewald
  • Publication number: 20130075547
    Abstract: A bucket stand is described herein. The bucket stand has a body for receiving and supporting cylindrical objects such as paint containers. Within the body is a padding for securing the cylindrical objects, so that when a user lifts the cylindrical object, for example, the paint container's handle, the bucket stand is lifted too. This permits better portability of both objects without having to separate them and carry each individually. Furthermore, the cylindrical object is only temporarily secured within the bucket stand for easy removal of the object when desired. The bucket stand is also able to be further elevated and includes wheels to enable sliding of the stand. Additional padding is utilized to allow various sizes of cylindrical objects to be retained. Some embodiments utilize angled walls, magnets and fasteners to further assist in securing the cylindrical objects within the bucket stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos E. Cisneros
  • Patent number: 8299463
    Abstract: A test structure and method thereof for determining a defect in a sample of semiconductor device includes at least one transistor rendered grounded. The grounded transistor is preferably located at least one end of a test pattern designed to be included in the sample. When the test structure is inspected by charged particle beam inspection, the voltage contrast (VC) of the transistors in the test pattern including the grounded transistor is observed for determination of the presence of defect in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hermes Microvision, Inc.
    Inventor: Hong Xiao
  • Patent number: 8272602
    Abstract: A stand includes a base, a supporting member and a connecting member. The supporting member is spaced from the base and comprises a supporting portion and an arm pivotally engaging with the supporting portion. The arm is rotatable towards the supporting portion. The connecting member connects the base and the supporting member. The connecting member comprises a plurality of connecting portions foldaway relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhen-Xing Ye
  • 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: 8162185
    Abstract: A viscous material processing system has a chamber to hold containers shaped as drums and has a plunger that presses into the interior of the drum to press out its highly viscous contents. The chamber has a hinged enclosure that has a hydraulically activated clamp that connects the two sides of the hinged enclosure that is controlled by a controller in a methodical way. The hydraulically activated clamp can be arranged in series and also has a relief cartridge and pressure sensor to prevent the drum from over pressurized. The processing system also has viscous material compounding system that receives and uses the material provided by the drums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Stanton, Harry A. Bayly, Roger Knox
  • Patent number: 8070021
    Abstract: A viscous material evacuator has a chamber to hold containers shaped as drums and has a plunger that presses into the interior of the drum to press out its highly viscous contents. The chamber has a hinged enclosure that has a hydraulically activated clamp that connects the two sides of the hinged enclosure. The hydraulically activated clamp can be arranged in series and also has a relief cartridge and pressure sensor to prevent the drum from becoming overpressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Stanton, Harry A. Bayly, Roger Knox
  • Patent number: 8016252
    Abstract: A display support includes a sliding module and a base module detachably connected to each other. The sliding module includes a first integral-formed frame and a second integral-formed frame movably disposed therein. When using the display support, the sliding module is joined in a receiving portion of the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Qiada Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Su, Chun-Jung Tsuo
  • Patent number: 7959115
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a lockable, adjustable pole support rail allowing a user to adjust a mounted pole to vertical on sloping terrain. The apparatus has multiple embodiments and useful applications, in that it can be attached to a vehicle's hitch receiver, or can be self-supporting utilizing fold-out stabilizing or attachable legs, for example. In addition, the apparatus may include wheels, thus permitting ease of transport to or from a vehicle. The pole can be deployed with a range of attachments or devices depending on the application. Exemplary applications include a photography camera, a surveillance camera, an infra-red camera, an antenna, loudspeakers, lighting equipment, signage, weather monitoring equipment, inspection equipment, and detection equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Paul C. Madsen
  • Patent number: 7857268
    Abstract: A suction-type mounting bracket device for use with a portable electronic device includes a crossbar, an adjustable mount, at least two support posts, at least two suction cups, and a control lever. The adjustable mount is slidably provided on the crossbar for the portable electronic device to connect thereto. The support posts each have a first end connected to connecting sections provided on the crossbar and a second end connected to the suction cups. The control lever is connected to the suction cups for controlling the suction cups to attach to or release from a smooth surface. With these arrangements, the portable electronic device may be stably and firmly mounted in a car via the suction-type mounting bracket device and may be adjusted to different angular positions for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Yan-Jie Chiu
  • Patent number: 7764870
    Abstract: A support for a water heater is constructed of a plurality of component elements including four stacks of two elements each. The first base elements can be positioned to form an approximate cylinder with the second upper elements stackable thereupon. Diametrically opposite pairs of elements are secured in position by steel bands. An elongated trough fits between pairs of adjacent stacks of elements and has laterally extending flanges which engage and support the weight of the trough upon inwardly directed ledges on adjacent component elements. The trough is designed to fit extending laterally or transversely so that it can be extended to lie beneath the spigot on the water heater to facilitate draining, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory A. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20100171008
    Abstract: The disclose describes an improved holder for an archery bow which includes two arms pivotally attached to one another and a sliding support arm for resisting bending moments due to the weight of the bow being held at a distance away from a tree. The support arm and one of the arms each feature a separate fastener for securing the holder to a tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: HUNTER'S SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventor: RON M. BEAN
  • Patent number: 7735639
    Abstract: The eyeglass holder apparatus provides a softly lined open-topped container for eyeglass storage. A pair of rods and a base with selectively employed adhesive supports the container. The rods are joined by a ratchet hinge that allows angular positioning of the first rod and container with regard to the second rod and the base, thereby providing further user convenience. Additionally, three pouches are affixed to the container and provide removable storage for moist towlettes, and various parts and tools used to maintain and repair glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: John G. De Mare
  • Patent number: 7708243
    Abstract: A stand includes a frame, a sliding member, and two torsion springs. The frame has two guide rail subassemblies. The sliding member is slidably attached to the guide rail subassemblies. A first end of each torsion spring is connected to the frame, and a second end of each torsion spring is connected to the sliding member to provide an elastic force to overcome the total weight of the sliding member and a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 7618014
    Abstract: A desk for reading, writing, typing and painting is disclosed. The desk comprises a base plate, a deck, a long sliding track and a sliding positioning element. The base plate comprises a rotatable plate and a sliding hinge. The deck is secured to a tube of the sliding hinge. The long sliding track is attached to the sliding hinge and positioned over the rotatable plate. The sliding positioning element is adopted for positioning the sliding track and the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Yun-Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 7597204
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a support adapted to support a comestible fluid container on a comestible fluid container rack, and a container rack having such a support. The support can include a first portion extending from a stretcher of the comestible fluid container rack and a second portion extending substantially laterally from the first portion to support the comestible fluid container thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: SHURflo, LLC
    Inventors: Steven T. Jersey, William W. Chung, Larry D. Broyles, Michael D. Henry, Michael R. Smith
  • Patent number: 7571497
    Abstract: A lavatory carrier including at least one vertical upright, a horizontal cross plate, a clamp secured to the cross plate and releasably coupled to the upright, wherein the vertical position of the cross plate on the upright can be adjusted using the clamp, at least two horizontal arms for supporting a lavatory, and brackets secured to the arms and adjustably coupled to the cross plate. The positions of the arms, therefore, can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. In addition, horizontal positions of each of the arms on the cross plate can be independently adjusted using the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventors: Roy Hetzler, Bushra Awad Ghaly
  • Patent number: 7533860
    Abstract: A beverage cup holder. The beverage cup holder has a housing with a top and bottom, and includes first and second opposing arms for gripping the sidewalls of a cup or beverage container. The first and second opposing arms each comprise a plurality of telescoping chain-links. A retractable bottom support arm extends from the bottom of the housing for supporting the base of a beverage container. A retractable cup holder support arm extends from the top of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Eddie Somuah
  • Patent number: 7494097
    Abstract: A bucket clamp assembly receives and supports a five gallon bucket securely in place while the user mixes slurry-like products. The bucket is preferably inserted into the clamp assembly on the ground. The user places the bucket on a base plate between a fixed front support and an opposing hinged rear support and firmly against the hinged rear support, thereby raising a lever arm operating the hinged support to an open position. The user then presses her or his right foot firmly down on the exposed upper surface of the base plate and places the left foot across the lever arm. The clamp is thereby securely pressed to the ground using the worker's body weight. Further pressing the left foot down across the lever arm also forces the hinged rear clamp support surface to swing distally or forwardly, thereby firmly squeezing the sides of the bucket against the opposing, fixed clamp support, securing the bucket in place for safe and efficient mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Angelo M. Lidie, Brandon Murray
  • Publication number: 20080265109
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable support stand for various devices such as laptop computes, tablet PCs and other electronic equipment. The stand has a tripod configuration which promotes stability of the user device. The front legs of the tripod may be adjusted between compact and extended positions, and may be placed in a position relative to the rear leg anywhere from 0° in a fully closed position to approximately 180° in a fully open position. Audible indicators are used with overall stand adjustment and with adjustment of stoppers at the ends of the front legs. Adjustment of the front legs relative to the rear leg employs a pivot section, including a finger disc spring, an adjustment actuator and an engagement member between the spring and the actuator. The engagement member includes projections or dimples which engage receptacles on an engagement member to secure the stand in a desired arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Innovative Office Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley A. Derry, Robert Altonji, Odd N. Oddsen
  • Publication number: 20080083857
    Abstract: Beverage containers can be stably held by operation of a knob even if the containers have different outer diameters. A cup holder includes a holding part provided in an opening of a box-like part having a top side opened and holding a container so as to sandwich between an inner wall surface of the box-like part and the holding part, and an auxiliary plate disposed on the holding part for changing the holding surface to project/withdraw a corresponding part from/into a holding surface side of the holding part by rotational operation through the knob. The auxiliary plate projects a corresponding part from only the holding surface on one side of the holding part by rotational operation of the knob in one direction, and projects the corresponding parts from the holding surfaces on both sides of the holding part by rotational operation of the knob in the other direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Masakatsu Kato
  • Patent number: 7096520
    Abstract: A fixture carrier including two uprights spaced apart and secured using cross bars that permit the center-to-center distance between the uprights to be adjusted. In conjunction with this horizontal adjustment, vertically adjustable support members mounted upon each upright provides a factory-assembled fixture carrier that may be easily adjusted in the field to accommodate horizontal distances between the uprights and vertical positions of the support members. Supporting arms for carrying the fixture are secured to each support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl R. Nicolia, Douglas R. Wroblewski, David L. Lawson, Donald A. Kubiak, Philip A. Falbo, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6946603
    Abstract: An enclosure for electrical and electronic components comprising a lower part and a cover that can be fastened thereto by a screw connection. Fastening channels are provided in the lower part parallel to screwing locations, via which the enclosure can be fastened to a support. The fastening channels continue inside the cover and open to the exterior so that the enclosure can be fastened to the support when the cover is already fastened to the enclosure lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Rolec Gehause-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Friedhelm Rose, Matthias Rose
  • Patent number: 6942269
    Abstract: A removable shelf assembly for vehicles (e.g., sport utility vehicles) to increase storage capacity in a generally flat rearwardly extending bed defined by a floor and pair of upwardly extending side walls, the shelf assembly comprising a frame composed of a plurality of U-shaped members, each member having a base and two spaced apart arms extending perpendicular to the base, a plurality of telescoping members associated with the arms, means for removably locking each arm of each the U-shaped member, whereby to adjustably fix the spaced apart bases; and, a first and second generally planar panel members positioned on the frame for receiving items to be transported thereon, the panel members associated with the frame to allow movement between the panel members. The frame preferably has a raised lip extending substantially around the frame so as to reduce movement of items placed on the frame. A downwardly depending leg which is able to pivot out of the way when needed provides additional load support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Katie-Korp of the Emerald Coast, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Mains
  • Patent number: 6815036
    Abstract: A protector device for connection to and transport with a paint bucket includes a flexible protector sheet having an interior, a stiffener member disposed in the interior to resist flexing of the protector sheet and a connector for releasably connecting the protector sheet and stiffener member to the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Edward J. Romero
  • Patent number: 6796537
    Abstract: A lifting base for a LCD monitor includes a frame, a lifting device and a pair of clamping members. The frame has two rails extending from two sides respectively. The lifting device has a pair of sliding parts and a pair of guiding plates. The sliding parts are connected at the bottom ends with the top ends spreading apart like the shape of an English letter V. Two outer edges of each sliding part are bent to form a guiding rail thereat. The sliding parts are secured with the guiding plates connected to a monitor. The guiding plates are inserted within the rails of the frame. The clamping members are two torque springs in an opposite position. Each clamping member has one end secured to the frame and another end connected with a roller to engage with the rail of each sliding part of the lifting device for locating purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Pei-Ching Lin
  • Publication number: 20040118984
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a base part, a main body, a slider connected to the main body, a guide rail to stand on the base part, and to guide the slider to slide thereon to move the main body up and down. The display apparatus also includes at least one spiral spring having an elasticity enough to support weight of the main body to extend and contract in response to a movement of the slider. Accordingly, the display apparatus has an improved structure of conveniently adjusting a position of the main body due to the slider being slid smoothly along the guide bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-hwan Kim, Dae-hyoun Byoun, Dong-hyug Kim
  • Patent number: 6676092
    Abstract: A trash bag holder includes a base and a plurality of posts are pivotally connected to the base. A flexible ring is connected to respective second ends of the posts. The posts each includes an outer tube and a rod which is received in the outer tube. A trash bag is received in the space enclosed by the posts and the open top of the trash bag is folded outward onto the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Bi-Hau Tsai
  • Patent number: 6581785
    Abstract: A display apparatus for displaying an article such as a pneumatic tire includes an elongate base with a substantially planar top surface and article support members projecting from said top surface at opposed ends of the base. Opposed side or lateral article support members are also provided each having an elongate side wall for supporting the article and connection means are provided projecting from opposed ends of each of the side article support members for removable and adjustable inner connection with the article support members on the base to provide a display for displaying an article such as a pneumatic tire in a vertical position and with the ability to accommodate different sizes of tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Albert Screenprint, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 6543733
    Abstract: A water trough support apparatus for supporting a water trough on a flight of stairs, in particular. The water trough support apparatus includes an adjustable leg assembly; and also includes a platform support member being adjustably mounted upon the leg assembly; and further includes a platform being securely mounted upon the platform support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Michael C. Pennington
  • Patent number: 6530491
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting and displaying agricultural produce and sporting equipment are provided for forming decorative seasonal and sport related characters. An elongated rod serves as the vertical support for the produce and equipment. For outdoor use the rod can be secured directly into the ground or secured to a stand that is placed on the ground. The stand further allows the apparatus to be used indoors. In use, produce or equipment is either threaded onto the rod, after opposing holes are cut into the produce or equipment, or adjustable ring platforms can be positioned on the rod so that the platforms extend generally perpendicularly from the rod to support the produce or equipment in a vertical manner. An arm platform is provided that can be adjustably secured to the rod and positioned to form the character's arms. The platform is adapted to hold additional produce or equipment as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventors: Joey R. Brehmer, Jamie C. Brehmer
  • Patent number: 6520368
    Abstract: A thermos includes a container detachably mounted on a stand via a coupling member that is formed with a plurality of angularly spaced apart elongated slots, each of which has an enlarged end and a reduced extension. A plurality of studs project from a top seat of the stand into the elongated slots, respectively. The container is rotatable relative to the stand between an engaging position, in which each stud anchors on the reduced extension of a respective one of the slots, and a disengaging position, in which each stud is aligned with the enlarged end of the respective one of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: FUU HWA Vacuum Bottle Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Chiu
  • Publication number: 20030010877
    Abstract: An improved structure (stand) for providing flexibility for holding and mounting components, such as microscopes and cameras, in order to eliminate disruptions from undesirable vibrations and tilting of the mounted component. The stand uses a vertical stand member, and a horizontal arm member movably positioned in both vertical and horizontal orientations relative to the stand member. Adjustable brackets and associated clamps are utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Landreville, Roger R.M. Bertrand, Robert Blouin
  • Patent number: 6494421
    Abstract: Actuator, especially suited for an actuating mechanism for parabolic and other reflector dishes. The actuator comprises two co-axial cylinders (8, 12). A helical guideway (10) is provided on the outer surface of the inner cylinder (12) or the inner surface of the outer cylinder (8), and a plurality of guide means are provided on the other of the outer surface of the inner cylinder (12) or the inner surface of the outer cylinder (8) to run in or along the helical guideway (10). The actuator is elongated or contracted by relative rotational movement of the cylinders (8, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: John Harrison
  • Patent number: 6464184
    Abstract: Apparatus for retaining a canister having an adjustable base and at least one swing member attached to the base and preferably two swing members attached to the base opposite each other. The base further has a spring member disposed thereupon and in contact with the swing member to keep the swing member in a first open position. The swing member has a first end that is rotatably attached to the base via a hinge member and a second end that has a semicircular recess formed therein. The base is adjustable to provide an adjustable range of motion of the swing member with respect to the base. In operation, the apparatus moves from a first open position to a second closed position upon application of a force upon the swing members to retain a canister placed between the swing members. Use of the apparatus results in no temporary movement or constricting of a worker's limbs which can cause imbalance or injury nor requires a second person to stabilize the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Brian E. Lytle
  • Patent number: 6227513
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device (30) for supporting an object, the device comprising a base (1) and at least two brackets (20), the device (30) being configured and arranged such that, in use, each said bracket (20) is adjusted on the base (1) to bear against and support a said object. Desirably the brackets (20) are provided with at least one pawl (23, 24, 25) which, in use, engage corresponding ratchet teeth (4) in the base (1) when the brackets (20) are engaged and slidably adjusted on the base (1) to secure the said object in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Jazzac International Limited
    Inventor: Bryce Richard
  • Patent number: 5803417
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a sink having a laterally extending peripheral flange. The apparatus includes an elongated horizonal support bar and a pair of sink support members supported on a support bar in spaced relation to each other. Each of the sink support members includes an engagement portion for engaging the support bar and a bifurcated arm portion extending from the engagement portion for receiving the peripheral flange of the sink therebetween. The engagement portion of each of the sink support members is selectively movable to a plurality of lateral locations along the support bar to adjust the spacing between the pair of sink support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventors: James E. McNamara, Joseph A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 5628484
    Abstract: A water basin floor mounted support for holding a water basin, such as a floor mounted sink or bathtub in a position where it is to be mounted in the floor of a structure during the building of the structure. The floor mounted support comprises a carrier plate having an enlarged central opening designed to receive plumbing connected to the depending tub portion of the water basin. The water basin also has a peripheral flange which is to be mounted in the floor of the construction. A plurality of height adjustable legs hold support the support plate at a desired elevation and thereby stabilize the water basin during the actual fabrication of the floor, such as the pouring of a concrete floor. In this way, the floor can be literally poured or fabricated around the sink or other water basin such that when the floor is completed, the sink or other water basin is firmly mounted in place. The height of the legs are adjustable so as to accommodate for floors of differing height relative to the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventor: Gabriel Lechuga
  • Patent number: 5533698
    Abstract: A supporting device especially designed for fish bowls provides a high degree of rigidity and horizontality, while at the same time it can be adapted to the bendings of the bottom of the fish-bowls, so that the distribution of weights throughout the supports is homogeneous. It incorporates two H-shaped pieces (1) facing each other and braced by means of two L-shaped elements (2) formed by two plates folded forming two dihedrons which serve as two upper edges. Two swinging profiles (3), forming the supporting base of the fish-bowl or the object to be supported, are fitted to such upper edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Occoris, S.A.
    Inventor: Jose Puig-Sureda Font
  • Patent number: 5433406
    Abstract: A spring strap member is arranged for positioning within a flexible bag, the spring strap member includes a first end and a second end, the first end mounted to a strap handle housing and the second end arranged for sliding projection through the housing, wherein the strap includes a row of apertures directed therethrough, with a latch mechanism mounted within the strap handle housing for engagement with one of the apertures to accommodate trash bags of various sizes to maintain the trash bag in an opened orientation for receiving debris and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: Rodolfo P. Chavez
  • Patent number: 5295648
    Abstract: An adjustable computer system stand adapted to support in a generally vertical direction for positioning a computer system, which stand comprises identical first and second molded plastic sections, each section having a base and generally vertically extending supports at the one and other end of the base, having generally horizontally inwardly extending legs, with the legs having a clip at the end thereof, a clip designed to engage in a snap-in relationship with the corrugation of the opposing leg to permit a user to provide for an adjustable-width computer stand formed into the first and second sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignees: Curtis Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward L. Hames
  • Patent number: 5291706
    Abstract: Modular chimney components are arranged for interengaging relative to one another, wherein each component includes a base member having a support plate receiving four inner flanges at four corners of the support plate, with second outer flanges projecting upwardly of the inner flanges to mount a continuous mesh fence thereabout, wherein the mesh fence is arranged to receive a mortar layer thereon to an interior surface thereof, with the mortar layer projecting through the mesh fence securing a matrix of work plates continuously to an exterior surface of the fence. The modular components are arranged for interengagement relative to one another to provide for a chimney covering arrangement about a flue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventors: Jack M. Beardsley, Kendall L. Beardsley, Craig M. Beardsley
  • Patent number: 5289957
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a container fixing support and particularly to a deliberately designed container fixing support which is specially applied to be quickly and conveniently installed between the two front seats of a car (such as sedan and station wagon) or in a suitable position in the car, essentially comprising two holders, two inner fixing supports, two outer fixing supports, two connecting bases, two fixing plates, a connecting rod and a connecting container; when assembly, the two inner fixing supports are installed at the two ends of connecting rod, and when to install the container together, firstly to dispose the connecting rod between the two fixing supports (plates) on the rear side of the container and then to lock the two inner fixing supports onto the two ends of connecting rod, and then to lock the container in a position nearby the lower side between the two inner fixing supports; secondly to engage the upper and lower ends of each fixing support with a holder and a connecting
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Tsu-ping Huang