Standard Type Patents (Class 248/158)
  • Patent number: 10947684
    Abstract: A delineator mounting system that includes an octagonal mounting apparatus for mating a traffic delineator to an in-ground mount. According to a first preferred embodiment, an exemplary delineator mounting system of the present invention includes an extended central housing having a lower end with an octagonal outer surface, an octagonal inner surface and a flared lower connecting surface. According to a further preferred embodiment, the extended central housing further includes an upper end having a cylindrical main body which includes an upper end exterior surface, an upper end interior surface, and a flared upper connecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Paulin, Eric Haddad
  • Patent number: 10835034
    Abstract: A modular portable table includes a tabletop, one or more leg assemblies, and an anchor assembly for securing the table to a substrate, the one or more leg assemblies positioned between the tabletop and the anchor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Fredericus (Fritz) Keith Schneider
  • Patent number: 10818204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pivotable signpost support device. The device includes a signpost support that is vertically aligned with a ground post support, wherein the signpost support is disposed above the ground post support that is affixed to a ground post. The signpost support and the ground post support are secured between first vertical support and a second vertical support. The signpost support is pivotally secured to the first and second vertical supports by means of a pivot bolt having a die spring at an end thereof, so that it can pivot forward and backward relative to the first and second vertical supports. The pivot bolt can tighten the die spring so as to keep the signpost support in an upright position but allowing the signpost support to fall into a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: John O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10525942
    Abstract: A vehicle leveler spacer and method of using the vehicle leveler spacer that may be selectively attached to a retracted leveler of a vehicle, such as a trailer or motor home. The spacer at least partially supports the vehicle upon extension of the leveler to the ground. The spacer includes at least one connector to selectively connect the spacer to the retracted leveler. The connector may be a magnet, strap, clamp, or another mechanical connector. The top surface of the spacer may include a rim along its perimeter configured to retain a pad of a leveler. The spacer may form a gap between the bottom surface and a supporting surface, e.g. the ground, when the spacer is connected to a retracted leveler. The connectors enable the spacer to be quickly attached or removed from a retracted leveler of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan B. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10517401
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a system and methods for facilitating correcting and maintaining a good posture. More specifically, the invention is directed to a posture correcting chair including a seating component, a pump mechanism, and a frame assembly. The seating component may include an inflatable element and a base element. The inflatable element and the base element form a housing. The pump mechanism may include a pump—such as a mechanical or electrical pump—for pumping a medium into or out from the housing such that an occupant of the seating component may maintain a good posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Zanayed
  • Patent number: 10508465
    Abstract: A detachable base includes a pedestal, a counterweight box mounted on the pedestal, and a shell detachably covered on the counterweight box and the pedestal. The shell includes an edge, a corner having a smooth transition camber surface, and a cover. The edge is detachably connected to the cover. A side edge vertical to the corner is provided with a first fitting portion of a fastening part. A vertical side edge of the edge corresponding to the corner is provided with a second fitting portion of a fastened part. The first fitting portion fits with the second fitting portion through socketing. The counterweight box, the detachable shell and the pedestal of the invention allow the whole detachable base to be disassembled into small-sized parts easy to take and pack, or to be assembled, as spare parts, together with other accessories of the sunshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YOTRIO GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiangbo Pan, Jianping Xie
  • Patent number: 10480707
    Abstract: Orientable support (1) for video-photographic apparatus, comprising an articulation device (4) with a first (5) and a second articulation member (6) provided with respective attachment means for being attached respectively to a supporting member (2, 20) of said support (1) and to a video-photographic apparatus, or vice versa, and reciprocally movable in order to orient said video-photographic apparatus with respect to said supporting member (20), said first articulation member comprising an internally hollow shell-shaped body (5) defining a housing cavity (10) for said second articulation member (6), said second articulation member comprising a spherical ball (6) capable of sliding in said housing cavity (10), said ball (6) and said housing cavity (10) being shaped in such a way that a gap (11) is formed therebetween, said gap containing a viscous fluid (V) suitable for regulating the rotations of said ball (6) in said housing cavity (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VITEC IMAGING SOLUTIONS SPA
    Inventors: Stefano Guidolin, Paolo Speggiorin, Filippo Lanzarin
  • Patent number: 10362876
    Abstract: A chair (1) includes an installation base (10), a leg column (11) supported by the installation base (10) in a tiltable manner, a seat body (12) supported on an upper part of the leg column (11), an elastic member (19) which urges the leg column (11) to an initial tilted posture, and a coming-off restriction member (22) which restricts coming-off of the leg column (11) from the installation base (10). On a support wall (16) of the installation base (10) having an insertion hole (20) through which part of the coming-off restriction member (22) is inserted, a slide guide (21) coming into slidable contact with a slide guide (21) at a peripheral edge portion of a lower surface side of the insertion hole (20) is provided. The coming-off restriction member (22) has an upwardly protruding spherical guide surface (23) which is slidably brought into contact with the slide guide (21) below the insertion hole (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OKAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Aono, Naho Ono
  • Patent number: 10362874
    Abstract: A seating device includes a base and a seat post extending from the base. The seat post has a first end adjacent the base, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end. The seating device further includes a seat supported by the seat post above the base and a first rocking assembly coupled to the base and the first end of the seat post. The first rocking assembly is operable to angularly displace the seat post relative to the base. The seating device further includes a second rocking assembly coupled to the seat and the second end of the seat post. The second rocking assembly is operable to angularly displace the seat relative to the seat post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Brock Walker, Mark Goetz
  • Patent number: 10253518
    Abstract: A supporting structure for fences is disclosed consisting of a base consisting of a bottom plate from which a box body open on one side and partly on the top surface projects which houses and supports a post, characterized in that in said structure horizontal and rotational displacement means of said post are provided with respect to said base, as well as adjustment means of the horizontal and rotational sliding motion of said post with respect to said base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BETAFENCE HOLDING
    Inventors: Mauro Testa, Andrea Bori, Antonio Laudadio, Alfredina Gloria
  • Patent number: 10082258
    Abstract: A vine lamp and a production method thereof, the lamp including plural light strings, each of which includes a plurality of light emitting components and two conducting wires arranged side by side, wherein the insulating layer of each conducting wire is provided with a plurality of openings, on each of which one light emitting component is welded; a transparent encapsulation layer is wrapped outside of each light emitting component to form a lamp bead; the conducting wire between two adjacent light beads is divided into a first conducting wire section, a second conducting wire section and a third conducting wire section in sequence; the first conducting wire section and the third conducting wire section on both sides of each lamp bead intersect and are winded with each other; a plurality of the second conducting wire sections of the plurality of light strings intersect and are winded with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGYOU JIAYI LIGHTING PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yaowen He
  • Patent number: 9988777
    Abstract: A road guide post includes: a supporter which is fixed to the ground by being coupled to an anchor bolt; a guide post body which has a post shape that is screw-coupled to or fitted into the supporter; reflective sheets, multiple layers of which are attached to the concave groove part of the guide post body; and a bracket which is inserted and fixed into the bottom surface of the supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Pyo Lee
  • Patent number: 9943183
    Abstract: A wedding veil support and display for the transport and display of wedding veils and accessories includes a display body adapted to fit under a veil, maintain the shape of the veil when transporting the veil, and, in cases where the display body is suspended from anything allowing a hook to hang, support the veil in an upright position such that the veil and any displayed accessories such as jewelry, may be viewed or photographed in a natural state, e.g., the manner in which the veil is intended to be worn, adjacent a bridal gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Martha L. Carter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9869111
    Abstract: A tent pole weight system for erecting a tent includes a tent that has a plurality of poles. Each of the poles has a pair of ends. A plurality of weight units is provided. Each weight unit is selectively coupled an associated one of the ends of an associated one of the poles. Thus, each of the weight units retains the associated pole in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Lionel Bailey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9863590
    Abstract: Environmental lighting assemblies are disclosed that may include a structural element, which may be a tubular J-shaped element or other shape or structure, as well as a driver module and an LED lighting engine assembly with a removable locking assembly for generating output light to streets, the ground, trees, or other surfaces, objects, or structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DEEPSEA POWER & LIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, Aaron J. Steiner, John I. Chew
  • Patent number: 9803387
    Abstract: A pneumatic tent (1) with at least one pole (2) extending in final assembly position vertically from the mounting surface (8) and a dome-shaped tent cover (3) extending over the self-supporting pole (2) which is locked and tensioned with locking means (4) in relation to the mounting surface (8), wherein the pole (2) containing a pressurized filling gas is constructed as single or multiple layered and includes a controllable or adjustable illumination device (5) that is placed inside the pole (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Adventure Design GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf Henning Groesel
  • Patent number: 9781498
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide, at a lower cost, a microphone stand the height of which can be adjusted by an easy operation. [Solution] A support strut (5) of an acoustic characteristic measurement microphone comprises two rectangular-tube-shaped attachment parts (1, 2) that are attached to each other in the axis direction by inserting one of the attachment parts into the other such that the one can slide within the other in the axis direction. A plurality of height adjustment slits (19) that are aligned in the height direction of the microphone stand are formed in a corner portion of the one attachment part (1). In the other attachment part (2), an attachment slit (22) is formed at a position where the plurality of height adjustment slits (19) pass due to the sliding of the two attachment parts (1, 2) in the height direction of the microphone stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: D&M Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Kitakami, Martin Richard Wachter
  • Patent number: 9737745
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dynamic pendula stool possessing a foot, a leg secured to the foot, and a seat secured to the top end of the leg. The leg has a telescopic column that includes a lower part secured to a spherical foot with a diameter of 20-cm or less and an upper part with a free end having an articulation. The articulation has three degrees of freedom and is secured to the underside of the seat so that when a user rests against the seat, the leg forms an angle between 30 and 90 degrees with respect to the horizontal, thereby allowing an isometric contraction of the muscle groups of the lower limbs and of the abdominal girdle in the seated position. The stool is further provided with one or more sensors configured to send data signals to a remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ACTIVE BASE
    Inventors: Olivier Hugou, Guilbault Colas
  • Patent number: 9707429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dynamic pendula stool possessing a foot, a leg secured to the foot, and a seat secured to the top end of the leg. The leg has a telescopic column that includes a lower part secured to a spherical foot with a diameter of 20-cm or less and an upper part with a free end having an articulation. The articulation has three degrees of freedom and is secured to the underside of the seat so that when a user rests against the seat, the leg forms an angle between 30 and 90 degrees with respect to the horizontal, thereby allowing an isometric contraction of the muscle groups of the lower limbs and of the abdominal girdle in the seated position. The stool is further provided with one or more sensors configured to send data signals to a remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ACTIVE BASE
    Inventors: Olivier Hugou, Guilbault Colas
  • Patent number: 9622830
    Abstract: The stand base is for a surgical microscope. The stand base is for setting up on a floor configured as a planar surface and includes at least a first weight module; a base body defining an underside and accommodating the first weight module; a support arrangement connected to the base body and supporting the stand base with at least three support points in contact engagement with the floor to permit setting up the stand base; the support points conjointly defining a support plane whereat the support points are in contact engagement with the floor; the underside of the base body facing toward the support plane; an ancillary body; the base body having a receiving arrangement in the underside for releasably accommodating the ancillary body; and, the underside of the base body and the support plane conjointly defining a smallest spacing therebetween which is greater than 10 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Hanna Christ, Frank Koenig
  • Patent number: 9601012
    Abstract: A remote operated safety attendant having a substantially pyramidic housing made of high impact material such as manufactured dense fiber. A two sided sign is mounted to a shaft positioned within the housing and connected to a drive motor and a remote signal receiver. A remote signal sender is used to send signals to the receiver to selectively actuate the drive mechanism which rotates to alternately display the opposed sides of the sign. The device meets requisite traffic safety requirements and allows an operator to remotely control the device to remain out of the pathway of vehicles that they are controlling through the signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: John Williams
  • Patent number: 9550615
    Abstract: Packaging for a ratchet tool is disclosed. The packaging comprises a display structure, a ratchet retaining portion and a securement portion. The display structure may be arranged to be mounted for display. The ratchet portion retaining structure may be configured to engage a ratchet portion of the tool in a manner that prevents rotation of the ratchet portion. The securement portion may be configured to secure the tool to the display structure to prevent removal of the tool from the display package, while permitting movement of a handle portion of the tool relative to the ratchet portion while the ratchet portion is fixed from movement by the retaining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Miller
  • Patent number: 9528536
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transfer system for a patient care apparatus, the transfer system including: a transfer device including a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup sized to accept a receiver; and a security mechanism enclosed within the transfer device and including a first security lever and a second security lever, the first security lever positioned to disengage a first receiver in the first docking cup when a second receiver is received within the second docking cup, and the second security lever positioned to disengage the second receiver in the second docking cup when the first receiver is received within the first docking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Colburn
  • Patent number: 9447900
    Abstract: A pipe roller assembly includes a roller base; a roller shaft mounted to the roller base, the roller shaft defining an outer shaft surface; a roller defining an outer roller surface and an inner bearing surface, the roller mounted on the roller shaft; and an non-conductive barrier mounted between the roller and the roller base, the non-conductive barrier electrically isolating the roller from the roller base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Birch, Carlos V. Costa, Gary P. Szechy
  • Publication number: 20150136918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand (1) for Iv bags (2) including at least one pole (3), at least one base support device (5), at least one first suspension device (4) on which at least one Iv bag is intended to be hung up, and at least one second suspension device (6) with which the stand (1) can be hung up in connection with storage. The present invention's unique feature is that its second suspension device (6) is integrated with the first suspension device (4) and that it includes at least one first suspension body (14) and at least one second suspension body (15) which are pivotally attached to the pole (3) around a mutual axis of rotation in the pole's (3) essentially radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TARSUS PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Olow Sjoblom
  • Publication number: 20150122958
    Abstract: A base assembly of an office chair includes a mounting member, multiple extensions and a bottom disk. The mounting member has multiple installation slots located evenly along the periphery of the mounting member. Each extension has a connection member at the first end thereof so as to be engaged with the installation slot corresponding thereto. The bottom disk is located at the underside of the first end of each of the extensions and has multiple holes and a central hole. Bolts extend through the holes and are connected to the underside of the mounting member to position the first ends of the extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Innova Materials Company Limited
    Inventor: Huang-Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20150096474
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a person's upper torso while kneeling and leaning forward against another substantially vertical surface while keeping the user's hands free. The device features a horizontal base connected to a rigid, canted support structure that extends up and away from the base to a planar surface. The support structure can be outfitted with a support member to contact the substantially vertical surface and provide further stability. Furthermore, the device can be outfitted with a horizontal tray including a reservoir to store tools and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: THADDEUS R. HILL
  • Patent number: 8973885
    Abstract: A structural rod has a primary rod that has an axial cavity and a secondary rod inside the axial cavity so that the secondary rod is able to move inside the axial cavity along the direction of the longitudinal axis of the rod. The primary rod has a bearing for fastening the structural rod at the first end in a rigid manner and is not fastened rigidly to the structure at the second end. Conversely, the secondary rod has a bearing for fastening the structural rod at the second end in a rigid manner and is not fastened rigidly to the structure at the first end. The primary and secondary rods are joined through one or more intermediate linkage elements made of a deformable and elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Mathieu Bonnet, Frederic Journade, Laurent Lafont, Benoit Valery
  • Publication number: 20150063964
    Abstract: A machine to overturn workpieces can include a mechanical arm, a holding member coupled to the mechanical arm, and a workbench positioned adjacent to the mechanical arm. The workbench can include a base plate and a first positioning assembly. The base plate can define a slot. The slot can extend towards and through a sidewall of the base plate, and define an outlet at a portion running through the sidewall. The first positioning assembly can be positioned on the base plate adjacent to the slot. The first positioning assembly can be configured to manipulate and position the workpiece. The mechanical arm can be configured to drive the holding member through the slot to attach to and hold onto a surface of the workpiece facing the base plate, and move the workpiece away from the base plate via the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: SHI-YOU LI, YI-JIAN ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Publication number: 20150008297
    Abstract: A soap holder is provided having a tripod projection suitable to receive a cake of soap that has a central hole (described in prior art as “Spindle Soap”). This invention simultaneously provides balanced support and multiple openings for improved drainage of the cake of soap between uses. The soap holder may be made of stainless steel, brass, plastics, resins, and porcelain, among other materials, and may be a single formed piece. The device may be easily cast or formed by injection mold technique. The soap holder may also be fabricated from wire, rod or plate stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Susan L. Baggs
  • Patent number: 8925892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support device for the gun sight of a military vehicle, incorporating a head to which the gun sight is fastened and a foot which is integral with the vehicle, the head being integral with a column with a vertical axis which is introduced into the foot, the column being made integral with the foot by spring means wherein the spring means are constituted in the form of tongues arranged along at least two parallel planes perpendicular to the vertical axis of the support, each plane incorporating at least three tongues evenly spaced angularly around the column and integral with it by a first end and integral with the foot by their second end, these spring means imparting stiffness to the link between the column and the foot that is less along the vertical axis than along the other directions (X, Y) orthogonal to this vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nexter Systems
    Inventor: Olivier Germenot
  • Patent number: 8882063
    Abstract: A snowmobile maintenance device including a pair of stands to secure the rear and middle portion of a snowmobile allowing a snowmobile to be tipped onto its edge for repair. The device includes a first stand and second stand. The first stand securely attaches to the snowmobile bumper and extends a length perpendicular to the length of the snowmobile. A second stand is attached to the steering post of the snowmobile parallel to and oriented to the first stand. The stands are adjustable in length and include a base allowing the snowmobile to be easily tipped onto its side and supported by the stands and its existing skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brady Dyrdahl
  • Patent number: 8840074
    Abstract: An improved load bearing structure comprises a center pole is mechanically coupled to an outer helical rod by a plurality of cross helical support rods. The outer helical rod is mechanically coupled to an inner bracing triangle. The center pole, an inner helical rod and the outer helical rod are mechanically coupled to outer end bracing cross support rods and. The outer end bracing cross support rods are mechanically coupled to outer end bracing triangles. These triangles can have vertices bifurcated with lines to which the inner helical rod and the outer helical rod are attached in order to give the improved load bearing structure a shape of a helix based on Koch Snowflake with golden mean scaling such that the improved load bearing structure is substantially stronger than structures made of material of similar type and quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Bunch
  • Publication number: 20140263919
    Abstract: An improved slat is disclosed with enhanced functionality and versatility. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, each slat provides multiple vertical positions for receiving brackets. In addition, such slats may include an optional decorative characteristic that can be incorporated into other display devices, such as tables and shelves to increase the functionality and versatility of those devices while providing a decorative flair. The slats in accordance with the present invention can be incorporated into non-linear display devices, for example, cylindrical display devices that can be used for displaying various items, such as earring cards, headbands and other items. Heretofore, such slats have only been used in linear applications. Such slats can also be used in freestanding displays both floor displays and counter-top displays which provide multiple sided functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tripar Intemational Inc.
    Inventor: Tripar Intemational Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140210236
    Abstract: A chair (1) for relieving back pain of a user, with a seat surface (2) and a backrest (3), wherein a backrest angle (4) between backrest (3) and seat surface (2) is adaptable. At least one support element (5) for supporting the upper body of the user, when the latter is in an intended sitting position, is arranged on the backrest (3), wherein the support element (5), in the intended sitting position, can preferably be arranged, or is arranged, under the armpits of the user. The support element (5) is designed in such a way, and arranged on the backrest in such a way, that it can be moved by the user in order to obtain a desired support of the upper body at a predefined backrest angle (4) while he is in the intended sitting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: EEM AG
    Inventor: Hans Ruf
  • Publication number: 20140166826
    Abstract: A latching mechanism includes a base, a sliding member, a rotary member, and an elastic member. The sliding member can be moved down and up along the base, and includes a first limiting element and a second limiting element. The rotary member is pivotally secured to the base, and includes a first resisting element and a second resisting element. The elastic member is pivotally secured to the base. The elastic member can cause the rotary member to rotate toward different directions. When the rotary member is rotated to cause the first resisting element to be engaged with a bottom of the first limiting element, the latching mechanism is in a locked state. The second limiting element can resist the second resisting element to cause the rotary member to rotate until the first resisting element contacts the first limiting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-TAO LIAO, HAN FENG
  • Publication number: 20140158841
    Abstract: A helmet display device for supporting and displaying a helmet on a light fixture is provided. The device has a helmet supporting area configured to contact an inside surface of the helmet and hold the helmet in a fixed position around a light bulb of the light fixture; and a ventilation opening adjacent the helmet supporting area configured to dissipate heat generated by the light bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Patrick MOONEY
  • Publication number: 20140160658
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a base, a stand for supporting the display on the base, and a rotating panel accommodated in the base. The stand has one end fixed to the display and an opposite end connected to the rotating panel. The rotating panel is rotatably connected to the base, and the stand is rotatable with the rotating panel. A supporting apparatus for supporting a display device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HUA-YONG WANG
  • Patent number: 8720836
    Abstract: A system for raising and lowering a wide range of objects on an elongated tubular structure includes a carriage subsystem with a tubular body having an interior central channel an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of the elongated tubular structure. Rollers facilitate linear translation of the tubular body along the elongated tubular structure. At least one hook is pivotally mounted on the tubular body and configured to controllably engage a means for locking the carriage in a raised position. The carriage subsystem also includes a flange for attaching an object to the carriage subsystem. A winch and cable control motion of the carriage system between a lowered position adjacent to the base and a raised position adjacent to the top of the tubular structure. A collar attached to the top of the tubular structure includes a tubular body with an outer diameter less than the inner diameter of the tubular body of the carriage subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: James Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140097321
    Abstract: A portable mast capable of supporting a payload that can be fastened to and detached from an unsteady, inclined or irregular surface of attachment. The improvements include a tensioning cable which exerts pressure on the base of the mast in opposition to the surface of attachment, a guide protecting the cable from abrasion, means for adjusting and retaining tension in the cable when the mast is fastened to the surface of attachment, a base capable of housing the fastener to protect the fastener from corrosion and tampering, a base allowing attachment to and pass-through of existing cords crossing the surface of attachment, and a base having resilient compression to conform to an irregular surface of attachment while maintaining pressure between the base and surface of attachment created by tensioning of the cable. Also disclosed is a mast with mechanical means for increasing cable tension in order to secure its tripod base to a surface of attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Steven J Hollinger
  • Patent number: 8662466
    Abstract: A multi-functional mobile laptop desk includes a base, on which a support member is set; the end of the support member far from the base is provided with a joint, the top of the joint is provided with a first upper arm, and the lower part of the joint is provided with a first A lower arm and a first B lower arm paralleling with the first upper arm; the end of the first upper arm far from the joint is connected with the top of a tooth tank; the ends of the first A lower arm and the first B lower arm far from the joint are connected with the lower part of the tooth tank; the top of the another end of the tooth tank is provided with a second upper arm, and the lower part of the end is provided with a second A lower arm and a second B lower arm paralleling with the second upper arm; the another end of the second upper arm far from the tooth tank is connected with the top of a connecting seat; the another ends of the second A lower arm and the second B lower arm far from the tooth tank are connected with the lower
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan Maichi Electric Appliance Co., Limited
    Inventor: Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 8640999
    Abstract: The fastening device of the present invention includes a base, two pawl shanks and two positioning rods. The base is formed with two hook portions and two base positioning holes. Each pawl shank is formed with a pawl positioning hole, and each pawl shank includes a pawl section and a hook section. Each positioning rod inserts in one of the base positioning holes and the pawl positioning hole of one of the pawl shanks, such that the pawl shanks are pivotable about the positioning rods respectively. Each hook portion and its corresponding hook section define a tube clamp space, and the pawl sections define a pad clamp space. The fastening device further includes a means for narrowing the tube clamp spaces and the pad clamp space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yeu Chueh Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8636255
    Abstract: A stand for a musical instrument which includes a ground-engaging base, a post that extends from the base, and a clamp assembly attached to the post. The clamp assembly includes a pair of clamping arms, each of which is variably spaced relative to the other along an axis transverse to the post, to detachably engage a respective side of the instrument, when placed therebetween, to hold the instrument in a convenient position for a user to access and play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Cristina Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8576553
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards a support structure for electronic displays with a counterweight that is directed towards maintaining a center of gravity for the support structure, display, and counterweight over the support structure. Embodiments further disclose mechanisms for indirectly coupling the display and providing for counterweight rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Myerchin Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian P. Myerchin
  • Patent number: 8550065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a permanent foundation which supports an open flame cooking assembly which includes a collapsible boom support arm which supports a cooking surface or grill which is height adjustable via a winch and heat resistant rope adjustment assembly, wherein the boom is supported by an upright stanchion of varying length which is removably and rotatably coupled to the permanent foundation support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Arnold Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130256474
    Abstract: A snowmobile maintenance device including a pair of stands to secure the rear and middle portion of a snowmobile allowing a snowmobile to be tipped onto its edge for repair. The device includes a first stand and second stand. The first stand securely attaches to the snowmobile bumper and extends a length perpendicular to the length of the snowmobile. A second stand is attached to the steering post of the snowmobile parallel to and oriented to the first stand. The stands are adjustable in length and include a base allowing the snowmobile to be easily tipped onto its side and supported by the stands and its existing skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Brady Dyrdahl
  • Publication number: 20130233983
    Abstract: An antenna platform may include a support structure having a plurality of junctions configured to receive and connect at least two of a plurality of supports. At least one inner support may extend inwardly with respect to the support structure from one of the junctions to a center support. The center support may have a post and a base wherein the post may be configured to receive the at least one inner support extending from the support structure. The base may include a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being fixed to the post and rotatable with respect to the second portion. Upon rotating the first portion, the support structure may also be rotated via the at least one inner support connected to the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Debra Kay Adams
  • Patent number: 8528869
    Abstract: A retractable post with an alarm device includes a plurality of retractable pipes retractably sleeved with each other. A retractable air whistle is secured by a latch block at a proper location inside the retractable pipe. A plug piece is installed at a bottom of the retractable post. The plug piece and the latch block make an interior of the retractable pipe present a dummy seal state, wherein the retractable pipe is almost but not completely sealed. When an abnormal rapid falling displacement of the retractable pipes occurs, the latch block and the retractable air whistle compress the air inside the retractable pipe, and then a bellow of the retractable air whistle is further compressed, such that the air inside the bellow is rapidly discharged through a sounding valve disposed at a front end of the air whistle, thereby generating an alarm sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Linco Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ting Lin
  • Publication number: 20130175414
    Abstract: A compositing apparatus arranged to provide a compositing surface to be used in digital filming, recoding or photographing a subject against the compositing surface, that is easy to setup and is collapsible such that the compositing apparatus can be easily assembled by a single individual. The compositing apparatus comprises a base structure including a first and second support portion, a first and second base extension, and a hinge, wherein the first and second support portions are coupled to the respective base extension and the hinge. At least one rod is removably coupled to the base structure and received by a screen, wherein the screen is adapted to exert a force on the at least one rod causing the at least one rod to exert a force onto said hinge in order to lock the first and second support portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: TRIAD SPORTS, INC. dba BOWNET
    Inventor: TRIAD SPORTS, INC. dba BOWNET