Knockdown Patents (Class 248/165)
  • Patent number: 11118617
    Abstract: An assembly includes an elongated channel member, a clip and a leg. The clip includes a hook proximate the first end of the clip, a fastener proximate the second end of the clip, and a pivot protrusion disposed between the first and second ends of the clip. The clip is attached to the first end of the elongated channel member. The leg is oriented at a first angle to the elongated channel member and adjacent the first end of the elongated channel member. The leg includes an opening. The hook of the clip is configured for insertion into the opening of the leg. Using the fastener to move the second end of the clip toward a surface of the elongated channel member causes the hook of the clip to rotate about the pivot protrusion, thereby engaging a surface of the leg. A method is described for assembling a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: VALLEY DESIGN ENTERPRISES INC
    Inventors: Loren Leslie Isensee, Duane Eric Solberg, Timothy Michael Simpson
  • Patent number: 11111668
    Abstract: This panel (1) has a panel body (10) and a leg (20) that supports the panel body (10). The leg (20) has a shaft (22) that is inserted into the panel body (10), and a leg body (21) to which the shaft (22) is fixed and that is disposed outside of the panel body (10). The leg body (21) is provided with a first rotation stopper (31) that is in direct contact with at least either one of the front face (10A) and the back face (10B) of a panel face of the panel body (10) and that stops rotation of the panel body (10) in one direction around the shaft (22), and a second rotation stopper (32) that is configured to stop the rotation of the panel body (10) in the direction opposite to the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OKAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Akiyoshi Shiodera
  • Patent number: 11060265
    Abstract: In one aspect, a water conservation apparatus is provided that includes a diverter having an inlet for being connected to a water supply, a primary outlet, and a secondary outlet. The apparatus includes an elongate water storage tank and a supply conduit configured to connect the secondary outlet of the diverter to the water storage tank. The elongate water storage tank has a height and a width perpendicular to the height that is less than the height so that the water from the secondary outlet of the diverter forms a column within the tank. The apparatus further includes a tap having an outlet and a valve, the valve having a closed position that inhibits water flow from the water tank to the outlet and an open position that permits water to be driven out of the outlet by the column of water in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Antonio G. Sadeghini
  • Patent number: 10801199
    Abstract: A background wall structure. The background wall structure includes an object placing plate and a fifth straight rod, where a four-way member is movably mounted at each of the two sides of the fifth straight rod; a first straight rod is movably mounted at the top of each four-way member; the object placing plate is fixedly mounted between the first straight rods; an object placing plate fixing block is fixedly mounted at one side of each first straight rod; a second straight rod is movably mounted at the top of each first straight rod. The bottom of the background wall structure adopts the four-way members, the first elbow pipe and the fifth straight rod which are connected to form a triangular base, so that the background wall structure is stable after assembling, and is convenient to disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Guojun Pan
  • Patent number: 10723603
    Abstract: A jack has a lifting post, a pair of side legs, adjustable leg extensions, and leg locking mechanisms for locking the leg extensions with respect to the side legs. The lifting post has a bottom element and a top element that slide with respect to each other, and a vehicle engaging hook mounted on the top element. A lifting mechanism lifts the top element with respect to the bottom element, once the side legs have been adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew James Curtis, William Ryczek
  • Patent number: 10660447
    Abstract: A connection system for use in joining structural members of a bed frame together. One of the structural members has a wedge and the other of the structural members has a cavity formed in a receiver. The wedge has a plurality of exterior surfaces that contact with a plurality of interior surfaces formed in the cavity. The wedge may be comprised of a plurality of wedge segments that enter into a plurality of openings in the receiver. The interfitting of the wedge into the receiver make a solid connection that is enhanced by weight of the bedding positioned thereon. The connection resists twisting forces as well as lateral and fore and aft forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul E. Carlson, Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas
  • Patent number: 10617197
    Abstract: A single mount, dock supported hammock frame that is removably securable to a pre-existing dock post. A first end of the hammock frame is configured to pivot about the connection with the dock post. A hammock can then be secured to opposing ends of the frame and positioned over a body of water near the dock when in use. The frame rises vertically from the dock and horizontally away from the mounting post to secure a hammock from above the hammock, allowing the hammock to freely swing over the water surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Randy Ketcher
  • Patent number: 10582775
    Abstract: A novel bed frame is assembled by sliding the ends of hollow metal bars into narrow slots cut into other hollow metal bars. A first bar has an L-shaped first slot. A second bar has a U-shaped second slot and L-shaped third slot, both spanning two adjacent sides of the second bar. An end of the first bar is inserted into the U-shaped second slot, whose width is less than twice the thickness of the metal from which the first bar is made. A portion of the L-shaped first slot aligns with a portion of the L-shaped third slot when the first bar slides into the U-shaped second slot. The top of the third bar is inserted into the aligned first and third slots. The first bar is a longitudinal bar, and the second bar is a lateral bar of the bed frame. The third bar is a support leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Zinus Inc.
    Inventor: Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10506886
    Abstract: A trim and molding support assembly includes an upright member and a collapsible leg arrangement connected to a lower end of the upright member. The collapsible leg arrangement includes a plurality of support legs and having expanded and collapsed positions. At least a first support arm extends outwardly from the upright member above the collapsible leg arrangement. With the collapsible leg arrangement in the collapsed position, the plurality of support legs and the first arm all extend from a common side of the upright member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: David Winters
  • Patent number: 10427058
    Abstract: A bracket for a play structure includes a first flange and a second flange. The first flange includes a proximal end and a distal end. The first flange extends along a plane. The second flange extends from the first flange at the proximal end such that the second flange is disposed on one side of the plane. The pair of side flanges extend from the first flange such that the pair of side flanges are disposed on an opposite side of the plane as the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LEISURE TIME PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Whyman, Scott Alan Moser, John Allen Vura
  • Patent number: 10362879
    Abstract: A novel bed frame is assembled by sliding the ends of hollow metal bars into narrow slots cut into other hollow metal bars. A first bar has an L-shaped first slot. A second bar has a U-shaped second slot and L-shaped third slot, both spanning two adjacent sides of the second bar. An end of the first bar is inserted into the U-shaped second slot, whose width is less than twice the thickness of the metal from which the first bar is made. A portion of the L-shaped first slot aligns with a portion of the L-shaped third slot when the first bar slides into the U-shaped second slot. The top of the third bar is inserted into the aligned first and third slots. The first bar is a longitudinal bar, and the second bar is a lateral bar of the bed frame. The third bar is a support leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Zinus Inc.
    Inventor: Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10323882
    Abstract: Sports equipment racks of the present disclosure may include an enclosure having odor mitigating features. Sports equipment racks may include a drip pan for retaining liquid that may drip from associated wet sports equipment hanging on the rack. Sports equipment racks may include forced ventilation configured to draw air external from an associated enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Durham
  • Patent number: 10267449
    Abstract: A column stand for holding items comprising one or more clamps attached to the column stand, each clamp having slots in the top of the clamp, one or more trays, each tray fixedly attached to a bar, each bar fitting into a slot, a clasp attached to the top of each clamp, each clasp holding each bar to the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Giorgio Piovan
  • Patent number: 10047900
    Abstract: An adjustable stand system for a container includes a basket composed of a pliable material, the basket having a body that forms a cavity; an adjustable leg assembly having a plurality of legs; and a leg locking assembly. The leg locking assembly includes a member rigidly attached to the basket; a leg adapter configure to releasably engage with an adjustable leg of the adjustable leg assembly; and a pivot joint configured to pivotally engage the leg adapter to the member. A method includes securing the container to the cavity of the basket; and adjusting the height of the basket via the adjustable leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TRIPODUNIQUE, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Gabaldon, Wesley Shook
  • Patent number: 10045628
    Abstract: A bed frame includes legs, lateral and longitudinal bars, and wooden slats. Each leg has two triangular slots, and each bar has two wedge inserts. A first slot opens from a first side of a leg, and a second slot opens from a perpendicular, second side of the leg. A first wedge on a lateral bar fits into the first slot. The lateral bar is perpendicular to the leg while the first wedge is lodged in the first slot. A second wedge on a longitudinal bar fits into the second slot. The longitudinal bar is perpendicular to the leg while the second wedge is lodged in the second slot. Corresponding wedge inserts and triangular slots are identified by the same numerals, which enables the snap assembly of the bed frame. By matching numerals displayed on corresponding wedges and slots, the user can intuitively assemble the bed frame by the numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Zinus Inc.
    Inventor: Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10047896
    Abstract: A tripod system including clamp assembly, rod assembly, rod-hub, plurality of spoke-rods, plurality of corner-joints, plurality of screen-rods, plurality of storage-assembly-rods, plurality of storage assembly rods, and plurality storage assembly corners. Each of spoke-rods and screen-rods are adjustable in length. The tripod system configured to hold and maintain a screen. The clamp assembly is removably affixable to a tripod. The rod assembly includes first-end and a second-end, with rod assembly removably affixable to clamp assembly at first-end in a substantially horizontal plane. The rod-hub includes plurality of spoke-apertures, with the rod-hub affixable to second-end of the rod assembly and rotatable in relation to rod assembly. The plurality of spoke-rods insertable into the plurality of spoke-apertures of the rod-hub and the plurality of corner-joints removably affixable to the spoke-rods where the plurality of screen-rods removably affixable between two corner-joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Oswald Chu
  • Patent number: 9925413
    Abstract: A device useful for exercise having a collapsed and an upright exercise position, the device comprising a collapsible lower frame and a collapsible upper frame. The lower frame has lower frame posts pivotably connected to a base structure. The lower frame post upper portions are linked together by a linking structure such that the lower frame posts form a pyramid structure in the lower frame upright exercise position. The collapsible upper frame has a upper frame posts pivotally connected to a top structure. The upper frame post lower portions are linked together by the linking structure such that the upper frame posts form an inverted pyramid in the upper frame upright exercise position. The linking structure connects the upper frame to the lower frame such that the upper frame can pivot relative to the lower frame when the device is in its upright exercise position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Douglas Heisserman
  • Patent number: 9784426
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for connecting flat sheets formed from a variety of different materials to construct three-dimensional self-supporting structures having predetermined shapes and decorative and/or functional purposes. The flat sheets, which also may be referred to as individual components, may each include a plurality of prong sets and a plurality of slits whereby a prong set from an individual component may be inserted into a slit of another individual component to interlock and form a joint between the individual components. Each individual component may form one or more joints with the other individual components. The tension created in the joints may provide depth to the surface, which in turn may create structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Roly Joe Holder
  • Patent number: 9671059
    Abstract: An adjustable stand system for a container includes a basket composed of a pliable material, the basket having a body that forms a cavity; an adjustable leg assembly having a plurality of legs; and a leg locking assembly. The leg locking assembly includes a member rigidly attached to the basket; a leg adapter configure to releasably engage with an adjustable leg of the adjustable leg assembly; and a pivot joint configured to pivotally engage the leg adapter to the member. A method includes securing the container to the cavity of the basket; and adjusting the height of the basket via the adjustable leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Tripodunique, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Gabaldon, Wesley Shook
  • Patent number: 9486071
    Abstract: The “360 DESK/TABLE: BACK & NECK SAVER and PAIN RELIEVER DESK” is a flexible desk designed to help people with spinal-cord problems by allowing them to work on a laptop, read a book or write while resting their backs flat on a floor or in a recliner chair. Flexible meaning that its desk deck(s) can be raised/lowered and rotated/tilted about an x-y axis to suit any height and angle of sitting/lying-back position, including sitting on a floor or a pillow, or lying-back flat. The “360 DESK” comes in two models: Single-Sided Model, which has one deck on one side only, and a Double-Sided Model with two decks, one on each side completely independent of each other. Either model is light in weight and does not require designated space in a room and can be easily moved by a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Jerius Youssef Nassif
  • Patent number: 9474930
    Abstract: A stepping training machine includes a case, a stepping device, an adjusting device, and a base. The stepping device connected to the case, and has two pedals for a user to step. The adjusting device has an extending member connected to the case. The extending member is provided with a holding member, and the holding member is adapted to engage an object. The base is connected to the adjusting device, and the object will press the base when it is engaged with the holding member. Therefore, the stepping training machine may be held still by the engagement of the holding member and the object to let the user step in a stable condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GEE HOO FITEC CORP.
    Inventor: Ching-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9446322
    Abstract: A toy horse having a horse body, wherein the horse body includes a saddle board, two side boards, each side board being provided with a straight horse-back panel on its top, the two side boards being arranged opposite to each other symmetrically, which makes the horse-back panel of the two side boards being coplanar, the two side boards being removably installed on the saddle board, which makes the horse-back panel of the two side boards being abutted against the bottom of the saddle board, and the bottom of two side boards being shaped curly. The toy horse allows for portability of carry, convenience of assemble and comfortableness of ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SCIENTIFIC PU FOAM CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Ping Fun Alex Ng, Kin Wai Ho
  • Patent number: 9395035
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Dale R. Klinzmann
  • Patent number: 9380890
    Abstract: Apparatus for hanging articles including a central support member defining a shaft having a vertical axis. Item hanging members or arms extend radially from the central support member and are adapted to pivot thereabout to enable spacing between the arms in arcs surrounding the central support member. One or more of the arms may be telescopic in length to enable larger numbers and sizes of articles to be suspended from the arms. In addition, the apparatus may include a sleeve which may be slid over the arms and from which may depend one or more preferably non-destructive suspension devices such as magnetic clips for suspending comparatively small items such as socks. The apparatus may further include a pouch which may likewise be slid over one or more of the arms and which may hold sundries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ellena M. Mustari
  • Patent number: 9330646
    Abstract: A stand moveable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A plurality of legs is rotatably coupled to a connector and are rotatable between a closed position, in which each the plurality of legs is substantially parallel, and an open configuration. When the stand is in a closed configuration the plurality of legs are in the closed position and received in a cavity, and the connector is removably secured to the body. When the stand is in an open configuration, the plurality of legs are in the open position and the connector is removably secured to the body such that the plurality of legs are outside of the cavity and such that the body is positioned to receive and support at least a portion of a guitar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Music People, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Hennessey
  • Patent number: 9237802
    Abstract: A portable, monopod workstation including a planar surface and an unstable support rod. The planar surface configured to support a tablet or notepad and detachably couple to an unstable support rod. The unstable support rod comprising one or more first type mounting joints and one or more second type mounting joints and configured elevate the planar surface, and further comprises a first member and a second member. The first member and second member are configured to detachably couple to different mounting locations on the planar surface, orient the planar surface when coupled to the back side of the planar surface, and restrain articles from sliding off the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Nathan R. Kral
  • Patent number: 9123264
    Abstract: A sign holder in the form of individual parts which, upon assembly, provides for the support and display of signage in a plurality of orientations. The sign holder includes a base configured to receive and support a first end to the stem, the stem having a first end and second end, the first end configured to be releasably retained by the base and the second end configured to retain a sign frame. The sign frame, in turn, is configured to be releasably retained by the second end of the stem and have a left side and a right side and a gap between its sides. The gap is provided with tabs for positioning the stem on the sign frame to retain the stem in a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Clamp Swing Pricing Co.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Garfinkle, Manu B. Makhija
  • Patent number: 9069239
    Abstract: A collapsible display device includes a stand that includes a first part that supports against an underlying supportive surface, and a pole having a first end removably secured in said first part. The display device includes an essentially rectangular screen to be assembled to and disassembled from the display device and a first coupling arranged at a second end of said pole to cooperate with a second coupling arranged at a first short end of said screen. The first part includes at least one first fastener arranged at a shorter distance to the supportive surface than an at least one projector. The screen includes at least one second fastener arranged at a second short end to magnetically fasten to the at least one first fastener, a first magnetic strip arranged in connection with a first longitudinal end, and a second magnetic strip arranged at a second longitudinal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: EXPAND INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventor: Christer Zarelius
  • Patent number: 9046743
    Abstract: A slider support member (S) according to the present invention providing a movable connection between a camera and a support member secured to the ground comprises two tracks (1); a member (2) connecting the tracks (1) to each other from one of their ends; movable connection members (3a, 3b), each thereof comprising a connection part (7a, 7b) to be connected to the camera or to the support member, and one (3a) thereof comprising a movable member (4a) and being connected to the tracks (1) in a movable manner so as to leave the tracks (1) between the movable members (4a), and the other (3b) thereof being connected to the tracks (1) in a movable manner so as to stay between the tracks (1); and a control unit (9) comprising a motor providing the drive of a belt (5), a controller controlling the operation of the motor, an adjustment switch (10) to transfer the operation parameter of the motor to the controller, and at least one sensor detecting the presence of the hand of the respective user and controlling the di
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Kadir Koymen
  • Publication number: 20150144749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-partite article 20 comprising a plurality of frame members 12 detachably engageable to a plurality of support members 14 to form an article frame 22 in which the plurality of frame members 12 are disposed coaxially and are spaced apart from each other to define an internal volume. The multi-partite article 20 can be assembled and disassembled as required for ease of storage and/or transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Leyshon
  • Patent number: 8991382
    Abstract: A fire pit includes a circular bottom plate and a circular, centrally-apertured log-supporting plate. A plurality of legs secured about the periphery of the log-supporting plate maintain the bottom and log-supporting plates in vertically spaced, parallel relation to one another. Each leg has a hollow uppermost end. A plurality of arcuate grates is mounted about the periphery of the log-supporting plate and a vertically-oriented post is secured to each of the grates, mid-length thereof. Each of the posts has a lowermost end slideably received within the hollow uppermost end of its associated leg to releasably connect each grate to the log-supporting plate. Arcuate openings positioned radially outwardly of the central opening enhance the flow of oxygen into the areas where combustion occurs. The log-supporting plate is inverted and the grates are stacked atop it when the fire pit is in its storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Mau
  • Patent number: 8960615
    Abstract: A modular foundation includes a central portion and at least three legs non-rotatably secured to and extending from the central portion. The at least three legs are substantially equally spaced apart from each other wherein each leg includes a proximal end and a distal end. A basket is attached to the distal end of each leg wherein the basket is configured to be secured in a selected position. A platform is pivotally attached to the central portion wherein the platform is configured to move from a vertical position to a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ARE Telecom Incorporated
    Inventors: Dion Johnson, Mike Clifton
  • Patent number: 8960634
    Abstract: Cases or holders for cell phones, personal digital assistants, portable video/music players, electronic books, electronic tablets and other handheld and/or free-standing display devices, as well as the devices themselves are disclosed. In different embodiments, a versatile protective holder that can allow placement on any surface for hands-free viewing, with full adjustment of viewing angle in landscape and/or portrait orientations; directional sound reflecting and baffling; easier cleaning and viewing of the device's screen; easier grasping by the user; wearing of the device using a belt clip or arm or waist band; as well as attachment to an automobile, bicycle, or other vehicle are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zero Chroma, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, David Reeb
  • Patent number: 8955247
    Abstract: Described in an example embodiment herein is a portable support mount that can be employed as a firearms rest or as a mount for any other suitable device. The portable support mount comprises a first pair of poles intersecting to form a first rest while in a first configuration and a second pair of poles having first ends coupled with the first pair of legs. The opposite ends of the second pair of poles intersect to form a second rest while in the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Wyatt Sargent
  • Patent number: 8936226
    Abstract: A support frame for a modular lectern is assembled together with a top board, a bottom board and a divider board to form the modular lectern and is provided with a main board, a first connecting member and a second connecting member, wherein the parts of the support frame of are locked together in a tongue and groove manner, and can be disassembled into the three main parts: the main board, the first connecting member and the second connecting member, which can be stacked one upon another together with the top, bottom and divider boards for easy transportation. Furthermore, the top and bottom boards are pivoted to the main board via the first and second connecting portions, so that the top and bottom boards can be folded to further save transportation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chuan-Ching Chang
  • Patent number: 8888057
    Abstract: Generally a collapsible structure adapted to support a container. Specifically, a collapsible tripod which operates between a folded condition for transport and a support condition adapted to support a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Morrow Sports, LLC
    Inventor: William David Morrow
  • Patent number: 8882064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible stand assembly. The stand includes four sets of strut members wherein each set of struts are rotationally connected at a midpoint and the lower ends of the strut members are rotationally connected to feet and the upper ends of the strut members are rotationally connected to brackets. A cross support member is rotationally connected at a first end of each bracket such that the second end of the cross support member can be secured to the other bracket on the same side of the stand at different locations to provide different widths and heights of the stand. Two sets of struts on opposite sides of the stand extend above the cross support members to create a stop to prevent structures supported by the stand, such as a cooler, from sliding off the stand when erected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: James C. Gregg, Jr., Larry L. Lyerly, Joseph C. Lyerly
  • Patent number: 8861188
    Abstract: A display module support frame for electronic devices includes a first support section, a second support section and a bend section located between the first and second support sections. The bend section includes a coupling zone and a bend buffer zone. The display module support frame has an initial state in which the first and second support sections do not receive forces and the first and second coupling portions of the first and second support sections are positioned at two sides of the coupling zone, and a bend state in which either the first or second support section receives the forces to bend a bridge portion such that the first and second coupling portions are moved towards the coupling zone to couple with each other, and the compression buffer space is shrunk to form a holding space between the first and second support sections to hold a display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sinher Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Hung Su, Wen Yan Lin, Yung-Chang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140239136
    Abstract: A modular portable stand that can be quickly and easily assembles and disassembles by one person without using any tools or hardware. Unassembled, the stand includes two base members, two side members, and four legs. Interlocking the components at each corner provides a stiff and sturdy perimeter frame when assembled, that becomes more rigid when loaded with plant propagation trays, fish tanks, or other heavy items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Ortega
  • Publication number: 20140231602
    Abstract: A work bench including a frame foldable between an in-use position and a closed position. A table surface is connected to the frame. The frame includes two sides, the two sides connected to each other with a latchable bar and one or more fixed crossbars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS ISRAEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Omri LIFSHITZ, Miki BIRNBAUM
  • Patent number: 8793892
    Abstract: A dryer system for a firefighting ensemble comprising a housing having an air intake port and an air outlet port, a forced air assembly including a heater and a blower accommodated within the housing, a plurality of flexible porous hose segments coupled to the air outlet port operable to receive and conduct forced air therefrom, and the plurality of flexible porous hose segments are operable to conduct forced heated air into elements of the firefighting ensemble to speed drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ROM Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: John E. McLoughlin, Neocles G. Athanasiades, Kiam Meng Toh
  • Patent number: 8794576
    Abstract: A knockdown table leg of game table includes a support frame, a front casing and a rear casing. The support frame has a connection section at a top end of the support frame. The lateral sides of the front and rear casings are connected with each other to form a hollow housing enclosing the support frame. The connection section of the support frame protrudes from the front and rear casings. A consumer can DIY assemble the table leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang Elephant Sport Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Tsai
  • 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: 8714497
    Abstract: A tool stand mountable to a tool having a relatively long handle. The handle has a tool head mounted to the second end of the handle. The tool stand has a pivot member, an axle, a rotational stop arm and a leg assembly. The pivot member is coupled to a handle between the first and second end thereof. The axle is rotatably coupled to the pivot member, with the axle rotation in an orientation that is oblique or substantially perpendicular to a handle. The rotational stop arm is fixed to the axle. The leg assembly extends toward a second end of a handle, with the rotational stop arm and the leg assembly being angled at an angle that is less than 180°. The leg assembly, the rotational stop arm and the axle are rotatable about the pivot member between a stowed orientation and an operational orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Steven J. Bricker
  • Patent number: 8714498
    Abstract: A modular portable stand that can be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled by a solo user without the need for any tools or hardware in a very short time. In its disassembled condition, the stand includes a first and second base frame, a first and second side frame, and four legs, for a total component count of eight, with only three unique components, the base frame, side frame, and leg. The modularity of components provides simplified manufacturing, while allowing for relatively small disassembled packaging for transport, shipping or storage. The interlocking of the components at each corner provides a stiff and sturdy perimeter frame when assembled, that becomes more rigid as loaded with plant propagation trays, fish tanks, or other heavy items than require level secure support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Ortega
  • Patent number: 8651439
    Abstract: A support structure having a body, an arm or plurality of arms connected to the body, a quick release device constructed and arranged to move the support structure from a support mode capable of supporting a cover, to a collapsed mode not capable of supporting a structure. A kit for creating a shelter having a support structure, a cover, and a kit housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Zachary Costarella
  • Patent number: 8602378
    Abstract: A collapsible folding stand for use with a portable table saw that is attached to the stand. In a closed position, the stand is generally vertically oriented with the object attached to a top frame. To open the stand a locking mechanism is released which enables a folding mechanism supporting the top frame to unfold in a manner whereby the rear legs having wheels that separate from forward side struts which contact the ground, with the center of gravity of the object being positioned between the wheels and the front ground contact points so that the weight of the object tends to separate the same and bring the top frame into a generally horizontal position. To move the rolling stand to its closed position, the user needs only to lift the handle and the top frame will then move to its generally vertical closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ramon Tam, Brian Taylor
  • Patent number: 8550421
    Abstract: A foldable supporting stand for a portable electronic device includes: a base body having front and rear sides; two front legs adapted to hold the electronic device and coupled to the base body in proximity to the front side, the front legs being foldable to move toward each other, or unfoldable to move away from each other in opposite sideward directions; and a rear leg including a rear leg body that is coupled to the base body in proximity to the rear side and that can be folded to move toward the front legs, or unfolded to move rearward and away from the front legs, and a rear leg extension foldably connected to the rear leg body. The rear leg body defines a receiving space for the rear leg extension to be received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Free-Free Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 8549778
    Abstract: Provided is a portable display panel system including a rack, upper and lower rods having pairs of upper and a lower holder ribs, and a cloth or a panel of a printable material. Each of the rods has a through-cavity. An elastic string extends through each of the upper and lower holder ribs and is attached to the outer ends of the outermost rods. Male and female couplings are arranged at the abutting ends of the rods arranged in pairs, which may be brought together in either two positions, which are turned by 180°, or four positions which are turned by 90° relative to each other. At least one pair of the rods are bent or angled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Ahlberg
  • Patent number: RE45058
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) pole system for supporting medical equipment having a base with legs, a mast engaged to the base, and a lifting mechanism including a gas spring engaged to the base and the mast. Each of the legs includes at least one wheel. The lifting mechanism is constructed to position the legs in an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The lifting mechanism is further constructed to raise the legs and wheels relative to the base and relative to a surface. The lifting mechanism is configured to position the wheels proximate to the mast in the retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Streamline, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Blankenship, Brent G. Norman, Samuel A. Blankenship