To Hold A Particular Article Patents (Class 248/176.1)
  • Patent number: 10809761
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided for being locked on a support, and includes a coupler, a display device, a locking mechanism, and a magnetic key. The coupler is secured to the support and has at least one retained piece. A back housing of the display device has at least one through hole for insertion of the retained piece. When the magnetic key is disposed to permit a first magnetically attractive member of the locking mechanism to be in register with a second magnetically attractive member to generate an acting force, a latch piece of the locking mechanism is moved to an unlocked position, where the retained piece is released from the latch piece, from a locked position, where the retained piece is retained by the latch piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOP VICTORY INVESTMENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi-Sheng Lin, Chia-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10765241
    Abstract: An improved tableware stand with a cylindrical base providing vertical elevation of an adapter for use to receive and retain tableware, the cylindrical base including a circumferential sidewall adapted for receiving a removable, reversable tableware adapter which securely engages the food service item with misaligned receiving structure. The receiving structure includes a plurality of concentric channels for securely receiving and retaining different sized, dimensioned, configured, or shaped food service items while providing a substantially planar platform elevated from an underlying support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Anne Royer
  • Patent number: 10737920
    Abstract: A lifting device that includes a central portion and first and second laterally extending lifting arms. Each arm extends away from opposite sides of the central portion and includes a lifting cradle disposed on a distal portion of the associated laterally extending lifting arm. Each laterally extending lifting arm and associated lifting cradle is operable to securely engage with a gear leg of a vehicle and lift when an upward force is received by the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: John Howard Renquist
  • Patent number: 10703482
    Abstract: A portable electronic device holder, separate from an aircraft tray table, has a spring biased lower retention portion with lower retention plates for securing a lower edge of a portable electronic device. The lower retention plate acts in concert with either one or more ridges molded into or affixed to a recess in a seat back panel, or with a spring biased, extendable upper retention portion with an upper retention plate to hold the portable electronic device in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Puglisi, Michael M. Princip, Thomas L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10674969
    Abstract: A device to facilitate reading of a chest tube display, the device including a pole, a handle disposed at a first end of the pole, a connecting portion disposed at a second end of the pole, a base to connect to the pole via the connecting portion on a top surface of the base, and a camera holding portion disposed on the top surface of the base to hold a camera therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Kirkland Fisher
  • Patent number: 10617249
    Abstract: A decorative tree stand that can include a support base and a tree support pivotally coupled to an upwardly facing surface of the support base is disclosed and described. The tree support can selectively pivot to allow the decorative tree to move from a display position to a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shining Sea Trading Company
    Inventor: Jared Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10605439
    Abstract: Described is an arrangement and system for precise angular and directional positioning of light-emitting diodes (LED). An LED component includes a base body with a light-emitting region, a first connector, and a second connector, where the connectors are electrically conductively connected to the light-emitting region. The base body includes at least two fixing regions and the connectors each include a bending portion and a contact area for surface mounting. Each of the bending portions is arranged between the base body and the contact area. A supporting frame includes a plinth region to align the supporting frame on a surface and includes an outwardly open recess, a support region to receive a component in the supporting frame and at least two fixing elements to fix the component above the support region. A base area of the plinth region and a base area of the support region enclose an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Jabil Optics Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Sepehr Baghschomali, Samir Catic
  • Patent number: 10507486
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a component support device for supporting components when painting the components, the component support device including at least one support member for supporting one of the components and supported by a substantially vertical support mast. The support mast includes at least one lower portion and one upper portion which can be assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: David Tresse, Marc Helmreich, Bernard Lauture
  • Patent number: 10409342
    Abstract: A cooling mount for portable electronic devices is provided that includes a cooling unit for preventing portable electronic devices housing the cooling mount from reaching critical temperatures during operation to avoid undesired shut down of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Darren Saravis
  • Patent number: 10321781
    Abstract: A decorative tree stand that can include a support base and a tree support pivotally coupled to an upwardly facing surface of the support base is disclosed and described. The tree support can selectively pivot to allow the decorative tree to move from a display position to a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SHINING SEA TRADING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jared Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10216068
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: an arm; a head that attaches to the arm; the head comprising a camera; and a base attached to the arm; the base including: a power and data connector; a device operatively coupled to the power and data connector; wherein the camera shares the power and data connector with the device of the base. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Signapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Ali Kathryn Ent, Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Matthew Ian Tucker, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 10071280
    Abstract: An arm rehabilitation system for exercising a user's arm. The system provides an arm support device moveable upon a support surface by a user's first arm. The arm support device has a main body configured to movably engage the support surface on one side and has a hand support portion on an opposing side at or toward one end of the body for supporting a user's hand of the first arm. A primary hand support formation protrudes from the hand support portion and a secondary hand support handle extends from the main body at or toward the periphery of the hand support portion. An adjustable switch support boom assembly is also mounted to the main body and has at least one operable user input component for generating an actuation signal in response to operation by the user. An onboard motion tracking system mounted to or within the main body is configured to sense motion of the main body to enable user interaction with an interactive computer system running an application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Callaghan Innovation
    Inventor: Marcus King
  • Patent number: 9924127
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a television pedestal and a television applying the same, and relates to the technical field of televisions. The television pedestal comprises a base comprising a base body in a shape of a plate. The base body is provided with a first threaded through hole and connected with a holding block via a bolt. A bottom surface of the holding block is provided with a second threaded hole which corresponds to the first threaded through hole. When the television pedestal is connected with the television body, the holding block is connected with a backplane arranged in the television body. The holding block is disposed inside a back cover of the television body. The television pedestal can be applied to a television for enhancing the convenience and comfort for the user during usage of the television and improving the overall appearance of the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Yong Qiao, Jianbo Xian
  • Patent number: 9836101
    Abstract: A cooling mount for portable electronic devices is provided that includes a cooling unit for preventing portable electronic devices housing the cooling mount from reaching critical temperatures during operation to avoid undesired shut down of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Darren Saravis
  • Patent number: 9782040
    Abstract: A vertical grating for cooking whole fish in an oven is disclosed herein that includes a base in isosceles trapezoid shaped form, which has columns set to hold the whole fish in such a way that it is suspended and allowing for the cooking of fish on both sides so that the skin is crisp, wherein the grating may be used to present the fish to the fish eater and facilitating their consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Fabrice Hans Francois Guisset
  • Patent number: 9642268
    Abstract: A support assembly and a display device are provided. The support assembly comprises a support frame (3) and a carrier frame (1) provided at an upper end of the support frame (3). The carrier frame (1) comprises a lower connecting member (12) and an upper connecting member (11) which are connected through a rotating shaft (13). The lower connecting member (12) is fixed to the upper end of the support frame (3), and the upper connecting member (11) comprises an engagement structure. This support assembly is used to improve the detachability between the support assembly and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE VISION-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9631768
    Abstract: A vertically disposed post or pole which is comprised of a lower tube having upper and lower ends and an upper tube having upper and lower ends. The lower tube has a swaged upper end portion which is configured to receive the lower end of the upper tube. A novel connection structure is provided which ensures that the upper and lower tubes will be perfectly aligned when connected together. A plurality of the upper and lower tubes may be joined together if so desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Paul L. Cote
  • Patent number: 9614475
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for communicating with a motor comprises an antenna for mounting exterior of a motor housing and a link for coupling the antenna to a motor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Albert Nardin
  • Patent number: 9479668
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit that reads an image; a housing inside which the image reading unit is provided in a reciprocally movable manner; a guide unit that guides movement of the image reading unit; a drive mechanism which is provided in the image reading unit and causes the image reading unit to move along the guide unit in a movement direction; and a stand that is switchable between a first state of being accommodated in an accommodation section provided in the housing and a second state of being pulled out from the accommodation section and of being able to hold the housing in an inclined posture. The accommodation section is disposed in a region on a side opposite to a movement region in which the drive mechanism moves in a direction intersecting the movement direction of the image reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kohei Kozaki
  • Patent number: 9341440
    Abstract: A fore grip for a firearm houses a light source and power source. The light source is preferably a laser and the power source is preferably one or more batteries. A first switch is connected to a PCB and can be moved to respective positions that correspond to each of various operating conditions, such as continuously on, continuously off, and on when a second switch is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Larry E. Moore
  • Patent number: 9167707
    Abstract: A holding mechanism includes a stand, a frame, a first mechanism and a second mechanism. The frame is slidably disposed on the stand and has an engaging portion. The first mechanism is installed on a side of the stand and provides the frame with a first force. The second mechanism is installed on another side of the stand and opposite to the first mechanism, and the second mechanism is capable of switching between an engaging status and a released status. The second mechanism engages with the first mechanism as being in the engaging status, so as to be connected to the frame and provide the frame with a second force. The second mechanism separates from the first mechanism as being in the released status, so as not to be connected to the frame and not provide the frame with the second force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventor: Juei-Hsien Wang
  • Patent number: 9022337
    Abstract: Apparatus for securing products are provided. Each of a pair of elongate retaining members is pivotally secured at a first end of a base. Each of a pair of carriages is movable along a corresponding one of the retaining members and fixable to the corresponding one of the retaining members at a plurality of locations. Each carriage has a clip for capturing a projecting portion of the product. A stop member engages a portion of the product spaced apart from the projecting portions captured by the clips. The stop member is movable toward the clips in a single degree of freedom and is fixable to the base at a plurality of locations along the degree of freedom. Methods of securing a product using the apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Halo Metrics Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Petruskavich
  • Patent number: 9016640
    Abstract: A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to the groove guide and connected to at least one force member positioned between the base and the actuating housing. At least one containment door is positioned in a door groove adjacent each door shroud. Each containment door communicates with the actuating housing with at least one guide pin positioned in a guide slot of each containment door, the guide slot being angled at a predetermined angle to translate vertical movement of the actuating housing to horizontal movement of each containment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: RKS Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sawhney, Kavinder Singh, John Vernon
  • Patent number: 9004418
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an adjustable elevating supporter for TV which comprises: a combination seat combined to and supporting a liquid crystal television; a supporter comprising: an upper support shaft having an upper end combined to the combination seat and a lower end provided with at least one pair of fixing insertion holes; and a lower support shaft having an axial hole in which the lower end of the upper support shaft is inserted and at least two pairs of insertion holes; an elastic limit piece received in the upper support shaft, and having two ends elastically abutting against the fixing insertion hole and one pair of the insertion holes; an adjusting spring received in the axial hole of the lower support shaft to elastically support the lower end of the upper support shaft upward; and a base connected to a bottom of the lower support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiahe Cheng, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 8991776
    Abstract: A display for holding and displaying an object includes a base and a projection extending from the base and having a slot to form a pair of branches. The branches are adapted to hold a portion of the object within the slot and to display the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony DiMaggio
  • Patent number: 8985534
    Abstract: A flat panel television console and support kit allows the consumer to employ any of three modes of support, namely stand mount, console mount, and wall mount. The console assembly has upper and lower shelves on upper and lower shelf supports, which are supported between a pair of legs. A bridge receptacle is located on the upper end of each leg. A bridging structure has ends that can be received in the bridge receptacles. A vertical column having a lower end is detachably secured to the bridging structure at a joint so that the vertical column extends upwardly from the bridging structure, providing an elevated support for a flat panel television. A cap structure can be received in the bridge receptacles when the bridging structure is not used, and a flat panel television may be mounted on a stand on the console or on a wall mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LF Centennial Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Barr Hazzard, Tracy Leigh Hazzard
  • Patent number: 8985544
    Abstract: An anti-theft apparatus for gripping mobile phones and other handheld items to allow secure marketing display of the handheld products. The anti-theft device grips a handheld product in legs, which are manually screwed tight by rotating a specially shaped key that fits into a similarly shaped slot aligned on the axis of a draw pin. The draw pin tightens and loosens the legs around the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Scorpion Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Franklyn W. Gulick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8985529
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for supporting one or more elongated members are provided. A support member for supporting one or more elongated members can include a body; at least four support arms extending from the body, and at least one curved surface disposed between the support arms. Each curved surface can be concave relative to a centerline of the body. At least one curved surface can have a length that is at least twice as long as at least one other curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aims International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney H. Masters, Blake R. Masters, Billy L. Griffith
  • Patent number: 8979001
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to fluid sprayers and more specifically, but not by limitation, to a portable airless fluid sprayer including fluid container support features configured to accommodate fluid containers of different sizes. In one example, a fluid sprayer pump assembly is provided and includes a pump assembly housing and a fluid intake conduit configured to provide a fluid path to the pump assembly housing. The fluid sprayer pump assembly also includes a frame assembly supporting the pump assembly housing and including a plurality of fluid container support features. Each of the fluid container support features is configured to accommodate a respective fluid container such that an inlet end of the fluid intake conduit is positionable within the respective fluid container. In one example, a fluid container support feature includes a fluid container holder pivotably attached to the frame assembly and movable between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Craig L. Peterson, Ross D. Rossner, Joseph W. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 8967561
    Abstract: A holder is provided for holding an electronic device on a supporting surface. The holder includes a main body, an attaching member, and a connection arm. The main body includes a support member for supporting the electronic device and a restricting mechanism movably connected to the support member for stably keeping the electronic device in the support member. The attaching member is used for attaching the main body to the supporting surface. Two opposite ends of the connection arm are respectively rotatably coupled to the attaching member and the main body to allow the viewing angle of the electronic device being adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan-Chang Cheng, Cong-Bing Zhou
  • 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: 8956068
    Abstract: The kinematic platform is a spherical-prismatic-spherical kinematic platform providing six degrees of freedom with controlled braking at each joint. The kinematic platform includes a base and an upper platform plate, with the upper platform plate having opposed upper and lower surfaces. The upper surface thereof provides a mounting surface for an external article to which controlled three-dimensional movement is to be imparted. A plurality of linear actuators are further provided, with each linear actuator having opposed upper and lower ends. A plurality of upper and lower spherical joints are provided for pivotally mounting the linear actuators between the upper platform plate and a lower base. Each spherical joint provides selective and controllable braking, allowing for the controlled rotation of each end of each linear actuator with respect to the respective upper platform plate or base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Samir Mekid, Azfar Khalid
  • Publication number: 20150044003
    Abstract: A system and methodology facilitates the handling of oilfield material. The oilfield material is stored in at least one silo which enables use of gravity to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other suitable equipment. Each modular silo is transportable and may be engaged with a support structure via a pivot connection. Once engaged, the silo is pivoted to a raised, upright position on the support structure. The oilfield material is then moved to an interior of the silo, and gravity may be used to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other equipment in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hau Nguyen-Phuc Pham
  • Publication number: 20150041602
    Abstract: A corner button to protect a touch screen is disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a cylindrical body that is configured to be inserted into a correspondingly shaped cavity in an exterior case of a tablet computer, where a longitudinal portion of the cylindrical body is configured to remain outside the exterior case, and the longitudinal portion is configured to support a touch screen of the tablet computer above a surface. The apparatus includes a first groove directed along a diameter of a first circular surface of the cylindrical body, where the first groove is configured to engage with a structural member within the cavity. The apparatus further includes one or more protruding members that extend distally from the first circular surface of the cylindrical body, wherein each of the one or more protruding members is configured to be fixedly seated into a corresponding hole within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20150021449
    Abstract: A stand for a bicycle having a wheel, which stand holds the bicycle in an upright position of use on a horizontal surface. The stand comprises a trough having an upwardly open receptacle which is dimensioned and configured to receive the wheel in close cooperation therewith. One or more feet may be manually coupled to the trough to project laterally therefrom to steady the trough on the horizontal surface. The feet may slide fit to the trough, fasten by threaded fasteners, or may fold for stowage within the trough and swing out into a deployed position. The trough may include a storage compartment for bicycle tools and repair materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Parkins
  • Patent number: 8936225
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and retrieving cookware and utensils utilizing an assembly attached to the interior of a kitchen cabinet. The assembly is accessible by slides attached to the cabinet and incorporates hanger assembling and hanging guard assemblies whose positions are adjustable along the length of the assembly. The hanger assemblies utilize hooks that hang in a downward vertical position and are capable of rotating and pivoting around their vertical axes. The hanging guards are constructed of material that protects and separates the cookware hanging from the hanging assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Michael S. Bradbury
  • Publication number: 20150014494
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly secures an object, such as a bottle of nail polish, within a tilting repository at an orientation and angle efficacious for accessing the object with one hand. Pressure applied to the repository tilts it to a desired angle for facilitated access and manipulation of the object. After the pressure is removed, the center of gravity for the repository and object is met, and the repository returns to its starting position prior to receiving the exerted force. A bracket portion provides a support for the assembly. Sidewalls that extend form a base in the bracket portion include slots. The repository portion includes rods that slide into the slots, thereby forming a cradle. The repository may then tilt in response to an exerted force applied to the object in the repository. A brace hinges up from the base to hold the repository at a desired angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Beverly Harding, Robert Harding
  • 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: 8926217
    Abstract: A boat cradle system for securely supporting boats, even in hurricane conditions, comprising one or more decks anchored to the ground or to an underlying structure. Moveably mounted on the deck or decks is a series of mobile boat supports that move back and forth between an inoperative position and an operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Grady F. Smith
  • Patent number: 8915477
    Abstract: An auxiliary support device for flip touch screen includes a main body and an upper cover having a touch panel. The main body is preformed with a cavity for assembling with a base seat. The upper cover is preformed with an elongated recess corresponding to the cavity. A slide rail is assembled in the elongated recess. One end of a link member is movably pivotally connected with an outer end of the base seat. A bottom end of a slide member is movably pivotally connected with an inner end of the base seat. The slide member is assembled in the slide rail. The other end of the link member is slidably connected with of a surface of the slide member. When the upper cover is turned upward, the link member is turned upward with the slide member to obliquely support the upper cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Way Han Dai, Hsiu Fan Ho
  • Patent number: 8917500
    Abstract: A portable computer comprises a base, a display module, at least one support element and at least one sliding assembly. The base comprises a first area and a second area. The display module comprises a connect end and a display face. Each support element comprises a first end pivoted on a portion of the display module other than the display face and a second end pivoted on the rear end of the base. Each sliding assembly comprises a slide rail disposed at least in the second area and a roller sliding element connected with the connect end and moved along the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Mao Lee, Chun-Chien Chen, Hung-Chih Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Chuang
  • Patent number: 8915558
    Abstract: Articles for supporting computers on users' laps and for isolating the users from heat from the computers. Embodiments may include a body, a top surface for contacting the computer, a bottom surface for contacting the user's lap, and back and front walls or surfaces. In various embodiments, the body defines a hollow area and a side opening, the back is taller than the front, the top surface is at an acute angle to the bottom surface, the bottom surface has a greater horizontal dimension from front to back than the top surface, the bottom surface has a greater horizontal dimension from left to right than the top surface; the article has a cross section that is a trapezoid (e.g., isosceles), the article comprises a foam portion (e.g., tubular) and fabric covering the foam portion, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, each surface comprises the foam covered with fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry P. Sween, Richard James Elgie
  • Publication number: 20140367536
    Abstract: A ball support for a suspension rod in top loading washing machines includes a main body, a support segment and a hook capture head for securing the hooked end of the rod between spaced bars of the cylindrical rod support. Attaching and detaching the ball support from the rod requires inversion of the parts relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Chong B. Wong, Michael W. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140361142
    Abstract: A magnetic stand for a tablet device is disclosed. The magnetic stand is configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place and to shield the magnetic field from adversely affecting nearby devices susceptible to strong magnetic fields. The shielding portion of the magnetic stand allows for significant increases in magnetic field strength when compared to similarly configured, unshielded products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew D. ROHRBACH
  • Publication number: 20140361130
    Abstract: A device stand for supporting and protecting mobile devices is described. The stand includes holders that secure the mobile device to the stand and bumpers that provide protection to the mobile device. The mobile device may be secured to and removed from the device stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: James Randolph Fenton
  • Patent number: 8905366
    Abstract: A back frame module includes a base plate, two locking plate members, a cable organizing plate, and a stowage plate. The base plate is adapted to be provided on a rear face of a display. The locking plate members, the cable organizing plate, and the stowage plate are selectively connected to the base plate. The locking plate members are adapted for mounting of a computer device therebetween. The cable organizing plate is adapted to stow a cable of the display or of the computer device. The stowage plate is adapted to stow an adapter of the display or other accessories. The locking plate members, the cable organizing plate, and the stowage plate can be selectively substituted by a support plate. The back frame module thus has various states of use to satisfy different user requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Aopen, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Chen, Yao-Wen Hsu, Shuang-Ji Jiang, Hong-Chang Liu, Wen-Hsi Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140346293
    Abstract: A combined dish rack for feeding pets includes a main body and legs. The main body has two dish setting openings for positioning dishes. The main body and legs are detachably attached to each other. The main body on a bottom thereof has a plurality of protruding members. The legs have slots configured to receive the protruding members if the legs are attached to the main body. The legs are configured to be placed in a housing defined by a top wall and a side wall of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: JIANGSU ZHONGHENG PET ARTICLES JOINT-STOCK CO.,LTD
    Inventor: Bin QIU
  • Patent number: 8891232
    Abstract: A support stand suitable for a hand-held device is provided. The support stand has a first support member and a second support member. The second support member slidably fits the first support member and could be temporarily fixed at different positions on the first support member to adjust the length of the support stand. The hand-held device has a display screen and an antenna. Because the length of the support stand is variable, the hand-held device could be laid on the table by various inclination angles. Besides, the projections of the support stand and the antenna on the display screen are not overlapped, and the influence of the support stand made of metal on the signal of the antenna would be lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 8888058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for a stand for portable electronic devices, including electronic devices with built in displays, such as mobile telephones, media players and tablet computers and e-readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Konstandinos Zaharakis, Steven Zaharakis
  • Patent number: 8881918
    Abstract: A horseshoe game caddy for removably retaining horseshoes and stakes for playing a horseshoe game. The caddy includes a plurality of horseshoe racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the horseshoe racks are adapted to removably support at least one of the plurality of horseshoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns