Adjustable Vertically Patents (Class 248/157)
  • Patent number: 10252693
    Abstract: An airbag unit includes a seat, a pair of side airbags, a seat state detector, and an airbag deployment controller. The seat is reversely rotatable in a front-rear direction of a vehicle. The pair of side airbags are expansive and deployable, and incorporated in the seat on respective sides of the seat in a width direction of the vehicle. The seat state detector detects a rearward-oriented state of the seat, i.e., a state in which the seat is rearward-oriented in the front-rear direction. The airbag deployment controller performs a deployment control of the pair of side airbags, on a condition that the seat state detector detects the rearward-oriented state of the seat. The airbag deployment controller performs the deployment control in a reverse sequence from a deployment control in a frontward-oriented state of the seat, i.e., a state in which the seat is frontward-oriented in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Numazawa
  • Patent number: 10245985
    Abstract: A seat assembly reclines during an under-vehicle explosion or other upward impact on the vehicle to mitigate spinal and lower leg damage to a human occupant. The seat assembly has a back frame portion and a lower frame portion. The lower frame portion has a pivotal connection with an energy absorbing mechanism mounted to the vehicle floor. The pivotal connection includes a stop mechanism to prevent seat assembly tilt during normal vehicle operation but allow tilt due to an explosion. A second mechanism is disposed between the back frame portion and the floor; this mechanism controls the seat assembly pivot and provides further absorbing of energy from the upward impact. Projections from the front of the lower frame portion toward the floor can be used to enhance seat assembly pivoting; specially designed seat engagement levers can be used for this purpose as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ravi S. Thyagarajan, Jaisankar Ramalingam, Robert G. Kargus
  • Patent number: 10208793
    Abstract: A slide mechanism for use in elevation device comprises: a support seat, longitudinally disposed with at least three wing pieces spaced from each other, wherein at least one lateral surface of each of the wing pieces is respectively and longitudinally pivoted with at least one roller, one of the wing pieces is extended with a neck part having a front end disposed with a connection arm; and a sleeve, having a circumference defined at the top end longitudinally formed with a rail slot, wherein an inner circumference thereof is longitudinally formed with a positioning slot at a location corresponding to the at least one rollers and allowing a guide rail to be disposed and positioned, an outer circumference of each of the rollers is formed with a guide slot sleeved in the guide rail, so that the rollers can be respectively and longitudinally slid along the corresponding guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Ming Wang, Chia-Wang Li, Sheng-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 9950206
    Abstract: An embodiment apparatus includes a crossbar including a surface with holes arranged along a portion of the crossbar and a handle including a surface with a hole. The crossbar may be configured to allow the handle to positionally adjust along the portion of the crossbar such that the hole in the surface of the handle aligns with one of the holes in the surface of the crossbar when the handle is located at a position along the portion. Alternatively or in addition, the handle may include a head which defines a plurality of holes in the handle. In this arrangement, a first connector is configured to slidably engage one of the plurality of holes in the handle and the hole in the crossbar, each of the plurality of holes in the first handle defining an orientation of the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SARGE FITT LLC
    Inventor: Juan Biddix, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9896861
    Abstract: This invention relates to railings, and more particularly to post holders for hollow posts. The post holders of the present invention comprise a shaft extending from a base, and in use a post slides over the shaft of the post holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seguro Aluminum Railings Inc.
    Inventor: John Antinolfi
  • Patent number: 9783056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an operator platform for a construction machine and to a construction machine, particularly a road construction machine such as a road milling machine or a road paver, with an operator platform. The operator platform comprises an operator platform base, an operating panel and an operator seat, wherein an operating panel mount with a pivoting device is provided, by means of which the operating panel is pivotable about a vertical pivot axis between a first pivoting position and a second pivoting position. The operating panel mount comprises a height adjustment device which is configured such that the operating panel can be locked at different height positions independently of the pivoting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Klein, Stefan Kuhn, Nico Wilhelm, Thorsten Anheier
  • Patent number: 9744662
    Abstract: A telescoping handle includes an outer tubular rod, an inner rod and a lock. The lock is made of a collar; two arc-rings, two retaining covers, and two buttons. The collar slides over the outer tubular rod and the inner rod slides into the other end. A recess in the collar holds two arc-rings that define an inwardly projecting pin sized to pass through the collar and into a hole on the inner rod. Two buttons passing through covers to the recesses enables contact with the two arc-rings causing each projecting pin to withdraw from the inner rod when pushed. When released, each button disengages from the two-arc rings causing the projecting pin to slide into a hole in the inner rod to prevent movement of the inner rod. A spring may be used to bias the two arc-rings into engagement with the inner rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Derek Henry
  • Patent number: 9703181
    Abstract: A projector includes: an optical unit as an image projection device which forms and projects an image; a support member which supports the optical unit; an exterior casing which forms an exterior and houses the optical unit and the support member; and at least one of a foot portion and a handle which is provided on the support member and exposed outside the exterior casing and supports the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9551326
    Abstract: An apparatus for routing cables in wind turbines has a plurality of bushings (17) for cables distributed on at least one base body (3, 5) that has a preferably round contour. The bushings (17) are provided with a guiding arrangement (27; 38; 39, 41; 43; 48) permitting the cables to move relative to the part of the bushing (17) that surrounds the guiding arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HYDAC ACCESSORIES GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Caspari, Rainer Even, Helmut Hiss, Peter Maryniok, Martin Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9463125
    Abstract: A lifting column includes first and second lifting column components, one slidably receivable in the other, each having mutually facing guide surfaces. The first lifting column component has first and second openings in its guide surface, and first and second guide components mounted in these openings. Each of the guide components includes an attachment structure that projects into one of the first and second openings and a substantially planar guide section connected to the attachment structure that overlies a guide surface of the first lifting component and that is configured to abut on the guide surface of the second lifting column component. The first and second guide components are configured such that they are in contact with each other when the attachment structures are mounted the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventor: Hans Peter Panzer
  • Patent number: 9427849
    Abstract: The device disclosed comprises two major components: a fold-out stand and an adjustable repair and build-up stand. The adjustable repair and build-up stand is horizontally attached to the undersurfaces of the horizontal members of the fold-out stand, thereby minimizing workspace required in a typical auto body repair shop or other repair facility. A technician may clamp a workpiece to adjustable telescoping arms or a pair of swing arms, all integral to the repair and build-up stand, therefore enabling the stabilization and positioning required for repair of a damaged part or installation of necessary components to a part. Other shop work may be performed atop the fold-out stand since the repair and build-up stand is permanently located underneath the fold-out stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Edward B McMillan
  • Patent number: 9395609
    Abstract: A projector supporting apparatus includes an adjusting mechanism that adjusts the position of a projector. The adjusting mechanism includes three support portions rotatable about respective three central axes, and an adjusting portion that individually rotates the three support portions. The adjusting portion includes a first extending portion, a second extending portion, and a third extending portion respectively extending from the three support portions, and a first operating portion, a second operating portion, and a third operating portion capable of pushing and pulling the first extending portion, the second extending portion, and the third extending portion in directions intersecting the respective central axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Espon Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Sakurai, Genta Kawabe
  • Patent number: 9366379
    Abstract: In one respect, the invention of the present application is a sit-stand workstation comprising a worksurface and at least one support beam row adapted to support at least one electronic display therefrom, the worksurface and support beam row being clamped to an outer column that is axially aligned with and able to change height with respect to an inner column via an extension and retraction device that is attached between the inner and outer columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bowman, Peter J. Carrasquillo, Michael P. Smith, Carl J. Hochberg, Matthew A Sommerfield
  • Publication number: 20150136917
    Abstract: A refractory casting tube for a mould for continuously casting molten metal is provided with a top part (33) and a bottom part (35) which dips into the molten metal in the inner mould space (6) during the casting. A refractory deflection element (35) is integrated in the funnel-shaped or similarly shaped inlet (34) of the top part (33) and is shaped in such a manner that a fluid-dynamic dissipation is generated on the molten metal (21) during casting in said inlet (4, 34). The molten steel therefore flows into the mould roughly as a uniform flow with a homogeneous and stable distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Dratva
  • Patent number: 9027486
    Abstract: A portable collapsible writing desk for a notebook computer preferably includes an arm rest assembly, a desktop assembly, a column assembly and a base assembly. The base assembly is attached to a bottom of the column assembly. The arm rest assembly is attached to a top of the column assembly. The desktop assembly is moveably retained by the arm rest assembly. The collapsible writing desk may rest on the base assembly, or rest on an end of the desktop assembly and an edge of the column assembly. A retractable handle may be extended to carry the portable collapsible writing desk for a notebook computer like a suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Arie Berkovitz
  • Publication number: 20150122965
    Abstract: A jack stand for use with a power unit having a slide forward bridge for positioning by the jack stand; and having a pair of leveling pads with inner roller bearings thereon for engaging an upper lifting plate of the jack stand, and a bottom plate having openings therein for engaging a mobile rack for transporting the jack stands. The jack stand has the bottom plate with a series of telescopic frames extendable therefrom, and the upper lifting plate extending from the upper frame, having side flanges with a rectangular bottom surface thereon for engaging the roller bearing of the power unit. A pair of bumpers are attached to the lowermost vertical frame with one extending forwardly and one extending rearwardly (one of which is always positioned) for engaging the slide forward bridge, as the jack stand is loaded into the power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Harry H. Arzouman
  • Patent number: 9010699
    Abstract: A mounting system for use in mounting products such as audio/visual devices to a surface such as a wall. According to various embodiments, one or more surface mounting structures are configured to attach to a surface such as a wall, while one or more device mounting structures are configured to attach to a device such as a flat panel display. Mating “touch” or “burr” fasteners on at least one surface mounting structure and at least one device mounting structure serve to inhibit the movement or rotation of these components relative to each other when the mounting system is in an assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Lee Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150076311
    Abstract: A height adjustable stand (1) comprises a base (3) for arrangement on a floor (5), at least a first base beam (6) and a second base beam (8). The stand comprises a movable structure (12) which is movable along the base beams (6, 8) and which is arranged between a front plane and a back plane. The stand (1) comprises at least a first front plate (13) which is arranged with a first and second vertical slit (14) between the front plate (13) and the first and second base beam (6, 8), respectively, a mount (2) arranged on the outside of the front plate (13) and connected to the movable structure (12), and a first and second connecting means (18, 19) arranged through the first and second slit (14), respectively, wherein each connecting means (18) is connected to the movable structure (19) and the mount (2), which mount (2) is arranged to receive the projector screen or the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SMS SMART MEDIA SOLUTIONS AB
    Inventors: Jonas Håkansson, Petter Åstradsson
  • Patent number: 8960628
    Abstract: An adjusting device, in particular a height or longitudinal adjusting device for motor vehicle seats, including a threaded spindle that is rotatably mounted in a gearbox housing at one end and in a receiving unit at the other end, the receiving unit having an inner thread that is adapted to the spindle thread. The adjusting device also includes a motor unit that is operatively connected to the threaded spindle. An adjusting device and a seat base frame for motor vehicle seats with an adjusting device that transmits forces that occur in the event of a crash to the required degree are provided. A reinforcing element is provided in the gearbox housing such that said element is suitable for receiving forces that act in the longitudinal axial direction of the threaded spindle in the event of a crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: C. Rob. Hammerstein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ivica Stanic, Oliver Kuntz, Christian Sturm
  • Patent number: 8944466
    Abstract: An outrigger is disclosed for stabilizing a wheeled vehicle having an extensible service equipment mounted to a chassis thereof. The outrigger is deployable between a stowed and a deployed position where a foot of a telescopic leg assembly comes into contact with the ground thus stabilizing the vehicle. The telescopic leg assembly is mounted to the chassis of the vehicle such that travel of the foot is initially in a horizontal direction with no downward component followed subsequently by travel in a substantially vertical direction with limited horizontal movement such that when the foot comes into contact with the ground, lateral forces are limited. There is also disclosed a stabilized wheeled vehicle comprising opposed pairs of outriggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Posi-Plus Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois St-Yves, Sylvain Pelchat
  • Patent number: 8894025
    Abstract: A multi-position adjustable height seat post comprises an inner tube, an outer tube, a locking assembly, a triggering device, a first extending element, and a second extending element disposed between the tubes. The locking assembly comprises an actuating unit, a plurality of parallel grooves located in the outer tube, a plurality of spherical detent elements located, in the grooves, and a plurality of spherical elements located in the inner tube. The triggering device connects to the actuating unit. The first extending element constantly pushes the to actuating unit moving in a first direction. The second extending element disposes between the tubes. Once the triggering device is triggered, the actuating unit moves in a second direction contrary to the first direction and makes the spherical elements to move inward laterally to let the inner tube and outer tube move relative to each other freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tien Hsin Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kristopher Wehage, Jason Miles
  • Publication number: 20140326851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame (1, 100) for holding an ironing board (2) comprising a floor element to be positioned on a floor and a clamping means (7, 8; 107, 108) provided on said floor element for clamping cooperation with support legs of said ironing board (2). A first preferred embodiment is comprised of a frame that comprises a tubular frame (100). A second preferred embodiment is comprised of a frame that comprises a slab (1). Said frame (1, 100) furthermore comprises a guiding system for a chair (3; 106), so as to be able to move to and fro along the ironing board (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Victorine Gladys DE LEEUW-BROUWN
  • Publication number: 20140319294
    Abstract: In supporting a heavy load with a spring member disposed between a fixed frame and a support frame, provided are a follower member that transfers a spring force of the spring member to the support frame, first and second cam surfaces that regulate motion of the follower member, and a biasing device for bringing the follower member into press-contact with the cam surfaces, the first cam surface generates a friction force to reduce an effect of the heavy load, the second cam surface generates a friction force to reduce an effect of the spring force, and the follower member is made movable in an expansion/contraction direction of the spring, and also in a direction crossing the expansion/contraction direction to control engagement of the follower member and the cam surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuzo AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20140318007
    Abstract: A system for raising and lowering objects includes a carriage subsystem with a tubular body having an interior central channel an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of an elongated tubular support structure. A plurality of guides facilitate linear translation of the carriage on the vertical structure without marring. At least one hook on the carriage pivots to engage a slot on the support structure for locking the carriage in a raised position. Objects are attached to a flange on the carriage. A winch and cable control motion of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140306084
    Abstract: A collapsible stand including plurality of side members, each having one or more fastener elements operable to removably engage one another to assemble a base capable of supporting a supportable object. The collapsible stand can further include a stabilizer, a support member guide, and a support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Dale R. Klinzmann
  • Patent number: 8860577
    Abstract: The motion-activated hunting light includes a telescoping tripod that includes a plurality of motion sensors that are directed around the tripod in order to form 360 degrees of surveillance. The motion-activated hunting light includes a red light that is illuminated once at least one of the motion sensors is activated. The red light may illuminate for a pre-determined amount of time, and provides a warning to persons in the immediate vicinity of the hunting light. After a pre-determined amount of time of illumination of the red light, at least one spotlight shall illuminate in order to alert a hunter to the presence of a wild game. An optional speaker may work in conjunction with the spotlight to provide an audible alarm or to broadcast sounds that lure in a predatory animal and work as an audible luring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Charles F. Chumas, Charles J. Chumas
  • Publication number: 20140299725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a height-adjustable pedestal comprising a height adjustable pedestal platform, a spring device that provides a spring force according to a corresponding spring characteristic, and a lever mechanism that is interconnected between the spring device and the pedestal platform in such a way that the spring force is transferred by the lever mechanism to the pedestal platform in the form of a lifting force that counteracts the weight force of the pedestal platform, in order to facilitate the height-adjustment of the pedestal platform, wherein the lever mechanism is configured such that it at least partially compensates for a variation of the spring force that occurs according to the spring characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Volke, Günther Volke
  • Publication number: 20140284980
    Abstract: A bolster seat design for providing a standing position (FIG. 1) or leaning/sitting position (FIG. 2). In the standing position the arms (items 2, 3) are rotated to the vertical position. In the leaning/sitting position the arms are rotated to the horizontal position. In addition, a pedestal (item 1) has been designed to change the height of the seat or other devices. By pressing down on a foot lever, the height can be changed quickly and easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Francis Dick, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140251576
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a replacement heater with an air conditioner unit. The assembly includes a base member that defines an opening and is mounted on the floor. The assembly further includes a telescoping member that extends out of the opening over a range of positions so that replacement heaters of different sizes can be positioned and maintain proximate the air conditioner unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Williams
  • Patent number: 8814109
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a seat post assembly that is adjustable to an upper, intermediate, and lower seat post position using a locking member and a sleeve member coupled to an actuator for securing and releasing an inner tube with respect to an outer tube. The actuator may move the sleeve member to release the locking member from engagement with the outer tube to adjust the inner tube and thus the seat post assembly to the upper, intermediate, or lower seat post positions. The actuator and the sleeve may be biased into an initial position that urges the locking member into engagement with outer tube to lock the inner tube to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Laird, John L. Calendrille, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140191093
    Abstract: An adjustable weight supporting apparatus is provided with a horizontal member, an optional vertical member, an optional adapter, and legs. The weight supporting apparatus may be used to support the weight of an automobile or other object. The horizontal member may be placed on a lifting device, which may be lifted to contact an object. Legs and/or the vertical member may be added to the horizontal member to support the weight without a lifting force, which may be temporarily fixed in place with one or more pin. The horizontal member may include an elongated portion and a cuff. Various aspects of the apparatus may be adjusted to support a desired object at a desired height and/or footprint to provide sufficient access under the object. The leg may be a single curved piece or multiple pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: RENNSTAND, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Carmel Ceravolo
  • Publication number: 20140175235
    Abstract: Devices and methods described herein relate to support stands for supporting electronic devices having a display. The support stand is a modular support stand. The support stand has at least one supporting surface with a releasable interlockable mechanism configured to interlock with other support stand components comprising a releasably interlockable mechanism. The support stand can be configured to connect two supporting surface modules to expand the usable area of the supporting surface, and can also accept module connectors in order to connect other attachments to the supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: zoomStand, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher BUNCH, Christopher PIPER
  • Patent number: 8752893
    Abstract: An adjusting method and a structure for a seat post of a bicycle are provided. The structure of the seat post includes an adjusting tube, four pulleys, a pushing member, a main tube, an elastic member, and a cord. The adjusting tube is coaxially movably disposed in the main tube, while the pushing member is coaxially movably disposed in the adjusting tube and coaxially fixed with the main tube. One of the pulleys is pivotally disposed in the adjusting tube, and the other pulleys are pivotally disposed in the pushing member. Two of the pulleys inside the pushing member are movable along the pushing member. The cord is wound around the four pulleys. The elastic member is disposed in the pushing member and can push the pulleys to move. Pulleys moving along the pushing member push the adjusting tube moving outwardly form the main tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Durashox Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsu-Hiko Chien, Yan-Ting Wu
  • Publication number: 20140145044
    Abstract: An adjustable weight supporting apparatus is provided with a horizontal member, vertical member and legs. The weight supporting apparatus may be used to support the weight of an automobile or other object. The horizontal member may be placed on a lifting device, which may be lifted to contact an object. Legs and the vertical member may be added to the horizontal member to support the weight without a lifting force, which may be temporarily fixed in place with one or more pin. The horizontal member may include an elongated portion and a cuff. Various aspects of the apparatus may be adjusted to support a desired object at a desired height and/or footprint to provide sufficient access under the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Carmel Ceravolo
  • Patent number: 8726814
    Abstract: A convertible work station is operable to convert between an operating configuration and a storage configuration. The work station comprises: right and left base shoulder elements; right and left horizontal base members for supporting the work station on a surface, pivotally connected to the shoulder elements and constrained to pivot along a horizontal plane and lockable in position relative to the shoulder elements; right and left first support members spaced apart from each other and having first and second ends and the support members being pivotally connected to the respective right and left shoulder elements at their first ends and constrained to pivot in one direction. The support members are lockable in position relative to the shoulder elements. A work station component is pivotally connected to the second ends of the right and left support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Salvatore Matteo
  • Patent number: 8701651
    Abstract: A modular trivet arrangement includes trivet members including a first bar, a first footing at a first end of the first bar, a second footing at the second end of the first bar, and one or more transverse bars, each transverse bar being transverse to the first bar and intersecting therewith, the second bar having a third footing at a first end of the second bar and a fourth footing at the second end of the second bar. The intersection between the first and second bars can support a cooking utensil. The modular trivet members include one or more engaging slots adapted to enable engagement with a cooperating modular trivet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Scott King, Lyndon Craig, Lars Erikson, Carlo Rossi, Stephen Wise
  • Patent number: 8672606
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular connection structure and the second annular connection structure may form at least part of an interface between the air inlet housing and the intake ducting during operation of the gas turbine engine. The first and second annular connection structures may have shapes allowing the first annular connection structure to be moved through and beyond the second annular connection structure in a forward direction, the forward direction being opposite a direction of compressed air flow in the compressor during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel James Glynn, Charles Cornelius, Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140054427
    Abstract: A kingpin stabilizer having a kingpin-retaining bracket having a base plate and upwardly extending walls along at least two sides of the base plate. The upwardly extending walls and the base plate forming a receiving cavity with the upwardly extending walls spaced apart to fit said kingpin therebetween. At least one upwardly extending wall has a pin retainer. The stabilizer includes three telescoping legs extending from the pin-retaining bracket forming a tripod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Norco Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Bernard F. Garceau, Bori Krobot
  • Patent number: 8646566
    Abstract: A manual height-adjustment mechanism (MHAM) for a vehicle driveshaft, includes a movable bracket assembly configured to attach to the driveshaft and a vehicle cross-member; and a user input device remotely located with respect to the movable bracket assembly, configured to control the movable bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Djamel Bouzit, Bill Ickes, Ariosto Mancini
  • Patent number: 8622355
    Abstract: The present disclosure could generally provide a system for use with a furniture or desk assembly having an extendible leg assembly and retaining system. In one embodiment, the system could be easily and safely adjustable, while maintaining a particular height and overall structural integrity of a furniture or desk system to, for example, withstand considerable weight and pressure exerted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Paragon Furniture LP
    Inventors: Steven Pryor, Robert L. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8625260
    Abstract: A sliding module includes a first section, a second section, a sliding member, a connecting plate, a rotary plate and an elastic member. The sliding member is rotatably connected to the first section. One end of the connecting plate slidably connected to the sliding member, and the other end of the connecting plate is rotatably connected to the second section. The rotary plate is respectively rotatably connected to the first section and the second section. One end of the elastic member is fixed to the second section, and the other end of the elastic member is fixed to the sliding member. When the sliding member slides relative to the second section and drives the connecting plate to rotate, the rotary plate rotates relative to the second section and causes the first section to move and rotate relative to the second section into a tilted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ke-Long Wu, Chao Duan, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8590151
    Abstract: A power system includes a gas turbine engine, which may include a gear box. The gear box may include a pipe connection configured to receive a removable pipe. The power system may also include a moveable support configured to fasten to the pipe connection to at least partially support the gear box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson, Danny Ferrel Smith
  • Patent number: 8579242
    Abstract: An elevating mechanism for a projection apparatus includes a bottom cover, a resetting element having a first elastic member, a sliding mount, a screw stud sleeve, a screw stud, and a second elastic member. The sliding mount is disposed on a first side of the bottom cover and leans against the resetting element, and the sliding mount has an opening, at least one slot and a thread structure. The screw stud sleeve has a plurality of engaging teeth engaging within the slot. The screw stud has a thread structure and the thread structure of the screw stud meshes with the thread structure of the sliding mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Huang, Fan-Chieh Chang
  • Publication number: 20130292526
    Abstract: The present concept a helical antenna boom assembly includes a boom assembly, including a boom, and a plurality of rods and stays, each rod operably attached at an upper end of the boom and connected to one end of the stay. The boom assembly includes dish arms operably attached at a lower end of the boom, each dish arm connected to the other end of the stay, wherein the boom assembly moveable between an extended position, and a boom assembly collapsed position, such that in the extended position the stays are held under tension between the dish arms and the rods. The stays are also attached to a helical coil such that the tensioned stays support the helical coil in its correct helical geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Patric Murphy
  • Patent number: 8567729
    Abstract: A locking mechanism provides a base connected to a column. The base, generally square, receives the round column. The base has feet and an opposite lower plate. Within one foot, a pedal extends into the base and engages the column to raise it. Upwardly from the lower plate, the column has an upper plate, a side plate outwardly from the upper plate, and a plurality of bolts secured through the pattern of apertures in the two plates. The side plate has an aperture that receives a stem that has a handle upon one end and a tab upon the opposite end. Turning of the handle places the tab beneath the lower plate, locking the column to the base while turning the handle in the opposite direction moves the tab away from the lower plate so that the column may elevate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen C. Nemish
  • Patent number: 8534618
    Abstract: A CPAP oxygen delivery device wherein a tube system eliminates excess hose and wherein a base connector positioned in the support frame may be in a T- or cross-configuration and the cross-configuration allows a supplemental therapeutic material to be delivered, and wherein the pitch of an adjustable arm may be varied to alter the vertical position of the CPAP mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Audie L. Mays
  • Patent number: 8528868
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tripod, comprising a base; three legs pivotally provided around the base, each comprising a first tube and a second tube, which is telescopically assembled inside the first tube; first lock mechanisms disposed between the first tube and the second tube of each leg and locking the second tube relative to the first tube to prevent the telescopic movement of the second tube relative to the first tube; three groups of transmission chains, each extending from the base into each leg and coupled with the corresponding first lock mechanism to drive the corresponding first lock mechanism to lock or unlock the second tube; and an actuating mechanism, disposed in the base and synchronously coupled with the three groups of transmission chains to actuate them. The legs of a tripod provided by the present invention may be synchronously and quickly locked and thereby the tripod may be unfolded quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Fung Ngo Leung
  • Publication number: 20130220168
    Abstract: The invention relates to a height-adjustable pedestal for use in a vehicle including a height adjustable pedestal platform, a spring having a spring force according to a corresponding spring characteristic, and a lever mechanism that is interconnected between the spring and the pedestal platform in such a way that the spring force is transferred by the lever mechanism to the pedestal platform in the form of a lifting force that counteracts the weight force of the pedestal platform to facilitate the height-adjustment of the pedestal platform. In a further embodiment, the lever mechanism at least partially compensates for a variation of the spring force that occurs according to the spring characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Tever Technik Vertriebs- und Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. Beratungs KG
  • Publication number: 20130214104
    Abstract: An adjustable support device includes a base that includes a plurality of rolling element receiving cavities, a plurality of rolling elements that interface with the rolling element receiving cavities, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. Each of the rolling element receiving cavities is positioned and oriented to interface with a rolling element disposed between the base and the support surface. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do not contact the support surface, and in a second vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do contact the support surface. A rimguard may be rotatively coupled with the external sleeve so that as the external sleeve is rotated to the first vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: TECHNI, LLC
    Inventor: TECHNI, LLC
  • Patent number: 8505690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible seat base. When operatively interconnected, and in its raised resting position, the device forms what is substantially a forward leaning parallelogram bisected by the consolidated length of a slide and slide-guide, which forms two substantially congruent triangles sharing a common side. In its lowered resting position, the device collapses to form an elongated rectangle bisected by the fully extended slide and slide-guide and rests substantially atop its support surface at a height defined by the cumulative thickness of each component. Generally the support mechanism comprises: a base and support member, a first and second side member, a slide and a slide-guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Leslie Morris Roberts, Jr.