Leg Attaching Connections Patents (Class 248/188)
  • Patent number: 11085730
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed to a stabilizing bow stand for use with a bow having a bow riser, wherein the stabilizing bow stand may be secured either to the bow riser or to an end of a stabilizer affixed to the bow riser. The stabilizing bow stand of the disclosed technology includes a mounting bracket having a support element and one or more legs independently and pivotally affixed at a proximal end of the leg(s) to the mounting bracket. The support element has a mounting hole to receive fastening means to facilitate mounting of the bracket to the bow or to the end of the stabilizer mounted on the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Troy Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10975902
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for assembling a device while maintaining the aesthetic appearance and structural integrity of a visible surface of the device. In one or more implementations of the invention, a system includes a first assembly piece with an assembly region that comprises an opening defined by first and second connecting elements. The system further includes a second assembly piece and a fastening assembly, where a portion of the second assembly piece is shaped to fit within the assembly region opening and the fastening assembly spans the first and second connecting elements to secure the first assembly piece to the second assembly piece, and tightening of the fastening assembly causes the second connecting element to deform, pressing a surface of the second assembly piece against an adjacent surface of the first connecting element and retaining a substantially even visible surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Virgil Colston, Daniel A. C. Altenritter
  • Patent number: 10975562
    Abstract: In one aspect, a smart corner is provided that can be prefabricated. The smart corner comprises a rear side including a first hole, a first side including a second hole, a second side including a third hole, and a top. A wall frame is also provided. The wall frame includes a top plate, a bottom plate, studs, and four smart corners. A framing system is also provided comprising at least two wall frames. The at least two wall frames connect via the smart corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin Griechen, Robert Stanford
  • Patent number: 10935061
    Abstract: A corner assembly for interconnecting first and second frame members. A first plate member includes an outer face having a mounting rail projecting therefrom which is receivable in a slot in the first frame member and a bolt-receiving bore therethrough extending along a first axis at an acute angle to the outer face. A second plate member includes an outer face generally perpendicular to the outer face of the first plate member and having a mounting rail projecting therefrom which is receivable in a slot in a second frame member. The second plate member including a bolt-receiving bore therethrough extending along a second axis at an acute angle to the outer face of the second plate member. A central portion interconnects the first and second plate members and has a mounting surface and a bore extending therethrough. The mounting surface including an alignment rail projecting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Blanking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank E. Oetlinger
  • Patent number: 10918203
    Abstract: A pedestal leg assembly includes a pedestal leg and floor base. The leg includes a plurality of teeth near the bottom end of the leg and a connecting bolt in a threaded engagement with the bottom end of the leg. The floor base includes a recessed portion having a slot in its bottom surface to receive the bolt and a release mechanism configured to pivot between a lock position and a release position. In lock position the release mechanism engages at least one of the teeth to prevent rotation of the pedestal leg in one direction. When pivoted into release position, the release mechanism is moved away from engagement with the teeth to allow rotation of the pedestal leg in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions. The pedestal leg assembly may include a powered connection to receive input power at the floor base and transfer the power to a supported table top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ITC Incorporated
    Inventors: Theodore Schneider, Jon Rathbun, Qingqi Xu, Gary Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10827830
    Abstract: A method of adjusting the inclination of a furniture leg and a mounting set including a base part, a mounting part, a fixation means, and a furniture leg. The base part comprises a first truncated cone element with an inclined surface. The mounting part includes a second truncated cone element having an inclined surface with a connecting element for detachable connection of the furniture leg. The fixation means prevents rotational movement between the base part and the mounting part. The mounting part is detachably fixated to the base part for allowing the mounting part to be rotated relative to the base part for adjusting the inclination angle of the furniture leg relative to the vertical plane being perpendicular to the planar underside of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SISO A/S
    Inventor: David Tomas Perelman
  • Patent number: 10758037
    Abstract: A desk has legs at or near opposite lateral sides of the desk, feet, each mounted to a lower end of one of the legs and projecting from the leg to which it is mounted in at least a forward or rearward direction, a profile extending from one of the legs to the opposite one of the legs and mounted to upper end portions of the legs; and a desktop panel supported by the profile. The legs are coupled to the profile by twist lock connections. The twist lock connections are each locked or lockable against axial dislodgement by twisting of at least an end part of the leg relative to the profile about a center line of the leg. The profile projects from the legs in the rearward direction more than in the forward direction. A rearwardly projecting portion of the profile supporting the panel from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OAHWIP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Thomas Lambertus van Hooft, Tristan Margareth Raphael Petronella Frencken
  • Patent number: 10729228
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly disposed on the back surface of a handheld electronic device, or a case for holding such a device, provides a pinky finger extension for an individual's hand to use an electronic device comfortably and with decreased possibility of dropping or damaging the electronic device. The pinky finger extension can be moved between a closed position, where it is inaccessible, and an open position where the user can place their fourth or pinky finger over the pinky finger extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HACKD LLC.
    Inventor: Danin Jensen
  • Patent number: 10661721
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for attaching an accessory such as a cooler, sand and seed bucket or a golf equipment washer includes a mounting portion adapted to be mounted to a side wall and/or a front wall of a golf cart bag well. The bracket includes a mounting flange configured to connectably receive the accessory. The bracket may also include a horizontal support provided between the mounting portion and mounting flange. The horizontal support is preferably perpendicular to the mounting flange for supporting a bottom surface of the accessory mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CLUB PRO MANUFACTURING USA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen E. Tyrer
  • Patent number: 10612720
    Abstract: A tripod assembly includes a central tube having a first fastener, a lower tripod unit having an opening provided with a second fastener. The central tube is movable between a separated position, in which the first fastener can be spaced apart from the second fastener and a coupled position, in which, the first fastener extends into the opening to permit rotation of the central tube relative to the lower tripod unit in a clockwise direction such that the first and second fasteners engage each other to prevent separation of the central tube from the lower tripod unit, wherein, when the central tube is disposed at the coupled position, rotation of the central tube relative to the lower tripod unit in an anti-clockwise direction results in disengagement of the first and second fasteners to permit movement of the central tube away from the lower tripod unit, thereby disposing the tube at the separated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Chien-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 10584477
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to moment-resisting frames, kits for assembling such moment-resisting frames, and methods of repairing such moment-resisting frames. In an embodiment, a moment-resisting frame includes a beam connected to a column using a moment-resisting connection. The moment-resisting connection may include at least one exterior doubler plate (“EDP”) that is connected to the column and two or more connectors that are connected to both the beam and the EDP. In some embodiments, the moment-resisting frame may require less welding than conventional beam-to-column connections. Additionally or alternatively, such a moment-resisting frame may eliminate the need for components typically used in conventional beam-to-column connections (e.g., continuity plates).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DURAFUSE FRAMES, LLC
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10463154
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble upholstered and non-upholstered chair consisting of factory assembled sub-assemblies reducing the number of overall parts and assembly hardware which decreases the packaged cubic measure allowing more units to be loaded into shipping containers and trailers, inventoried in warehouses and distribution centers and displayed in retail outlets thereby reducing transportation and handling costs, while simplifying and expediting the assembly process. The invention includes a seat box sub-assembly so constructed to allow a portion of the chair back leg sub-assembly to nest therein reducing the package profile and cubic measure, as well as a front leg sub-assembly. The front leg and back leg sub-assemblies are assembled utilizing a left and right tenoned side rail which inserts into mortises on the front and back leg assemblies. The leg sub-assemblies are secured with a metal bolt, threaded on each end, housed longitudinally within a routed channel running on the exterior face of each side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Zheng Yao, Douglas R. Tripp
  • Patent number: 10407083
    Abstract: Bumper guard and side post guard apparatuses prevent vehicles from being damaged when stored and transported within an auto-rack railcar, such as when vehicle doors are opened, where vehicle doors may otherwise contact the side panels and side posts of the auto-rack railcar. Methods of using the same are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Holland, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Stiles, Erik Johnsen
  • Patent number: 10400941
    Abstract: A tripod leg (3) comprises a lever wherein said lever (13) is arranged on a portion of said leg (3), which in use, does not move in relation to an attached tripod head element (2); characterized in that said lever (13) further comprises an aperture (15) which is sized to cooperate with one or more digits of a user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE VITEC GROUP PLC
    Inventors: James Brady, Jolyon Torbitt, James Guest
  • Patent number: 10362861
    Abstract: A table having a table top, a bracket secured to the table top, a latching device coupled to the bracket, the latching device having a retaining wedge coupled to a draw latch via a cam device, and a table leg. The draw latch is configured to move the retaining wedge between a first position securing the table leg to the bracket and a second position unsecuring the table leg from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Varidesk, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Lio Yenwei Chang, David Burnett, Ian Williams, Michael Creighton, Ersen Boran, Shuichi Amano, Gary Reuther, Nicholas Max
  • Patent number: 10330245
    Abstract: A tripod and a method of stabilizing a collapsible stand are provided. The tripod includes three legs attached to a base that swing open to a predetermined angle against a positive stop. The legs are locked into place in the open position via a leg spreader that forces (or pre-stresses/pre-loads) the legs outward against the stops. The method includes the steps of pivoting the legs of the collapsible stand to an open pivotal position into engagement with a stop, applying a load upon the legs to force the legs against the stop, and maintaining the load upon the legs while the stand is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Brunson Instrument Company
    Inventors: Mark J. Meuret, Eric L. McKinney
  • Patent number: 10316507
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to moment-resisting frames, kits for assembling such moment-resisting frames, and methods of repairing such moment-resisting frames. In an embodiment, a moment-resisting frame includes a beam connected to a column using a moment-resisting connection. The moment-resisting connection may include at least one exterior doubler plate (“EDP”) that is connected to the column and two or more connectors that are connected to both the beam and the EDP. In some embodiments, the moment-resisting frame may require less welding than conventional beam-to-column connections. Additionally or alternatively, such a moment-resisting frame may eliminate the need for components typically used in conventional beam-to-column connections (e.g., continuity plates).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COREBRACE, LLC
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10123615
    Abstract: A modular storage unit which can be assembled with the use of coupler clips without using permanent fastening means such as nails or glue or tape. The side and top walls are assembled and kept in place through the use of coupler clips which prevent the panels from moving laterally or transversely. An optional back panel may be kept in place through the use of grooves in the side and top panels. Connector pins permit the modular storage units to be stacked horizontally and/or vertically. The modular storage units may have various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Jetmax Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen Cheung Kam Chung, Daniel S. Keating
  • Patent number: 10119654
    Abstract: A tripod appliance has a device comprising a support with three hubs and three legs rotationally attached to the hubs permitting the legs to be rotated from a standing position to a storage position. Each hub has a support contour and each leg has a clip and a clip contour, each clip defining a standing position and a storage position. First and second rotations about the hub effect changes between standing and storage positions. Rotation from standing to storage positions is deterred by an interference of the clip contour interfering with the support contour. Each leg is configured so that a force applied to the leg at a distance from the hub overcomes the interference, thereby effecting rotational displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin McDermott
  • Patent number: 10098462
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble upholstered and non-upholstered chair consisting of factory assembled sub-assemblies reducing the number of overall parts and assembly hardware which decreases the packaged cubic measure allowing more units to be loaded into shipping containers and trailers, inventoried in warehouses and distribution centers and displayed in retail outlets thereby reducing transportation and handling costs, while simplifying and expediting the assembly process. The invention includes a seat box sub-assembly so constructed to allow a portion of the chair back leg sub-assembly to nest therein reducing the package profile and cubic measure, as well as a front leg sub-assembly. The front leg and back leg sub-assemblies are assembled utilizing a left and right tenoned side rail which inserts into mortises on the front and back leg assemblies. The leg sub-assemblies are secured with a metal bolt, threaded on each end, housed longitudinally within a routed channel running on the exterior face of each side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Zheng Yao, Douglas Tripp
  • Patent number: 9976305
    Abstract: Provided is a structure that may include a structural tube having at least one slot extending from an end thereof, an end plate attached to the end of the structural tube, and at least one cross member extending through the at least one slot, the at least one cross member including a first region outside of the structural tube and a second region inside the structural tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CTB MIDWEST, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Jay Hemphill, Jake Bigelow, Jason Hoffman, Ross Robert Ingwersen, Christopher Alan Jacob, Ryan Oliver, Brandon Lee Schafer
  • Patent number: 9951802
    Abstract: An assembly device is disclosed for attaching first and second hollow frame members together. The assembly device includes a hollow base member having a top wall, four sidewalls and an open bottom surface. The base member also has a hollow tube positioned therein. The assembly device also includes first and second hollow coupling members projecting outward from a top wall and a side wall of said hollow base member. Each of the first and second coupling members has four sidewalls and one or more cavities formed therein. The cavities allow an expandable adhesive that is placed therein to contact the inner periphery of one of the first and second hollow frame members once the first and second hollow frame members are slid onto one of the first or second coupling members. The expandable adhesive will hold the first and second hollow frame members secure to the assembly device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Adam John Keller
  • Patent number: 9912368
    Abstract: A case, having a standing leg for an electronic device, includes: a soft protective cover for protecting the electronic device installed therein, covering a back portion of the electronic device; a hard protective frame, constructed to removably mount over the soft protective cover; a standing leg for propping up the electronic device; and a recess formed on a back portion of the hard protective frame wherein the standing leg fits in the recess and the standing leg is pivoted with the soft protective cover and the hard protective frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9885377
    Abstract: A connection member for a furniture foot of furniture is employed to connect a furniture body and a furniture foot together and contains: a base, a holding portion, and a fixing bottom. The holding portion forms on an upper end of the base and is arranged on a coupling face of the furniture body to connect with the furniture body. The fixing bottom forms on a lower end of the base and includes a main joining portion and two tilted portions. The two tilted portions obliquely extend from two peripheral sides of the main joining portion to two peripheral sides of the holding portion, among the two tilted portions and the two peripheral sides of the main joining portion define two first angles, and among the two tilted portions and the two peripheral sides of the holding portion define two second angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yao-Nan Ku
  • Patent number: 9866663
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device includes a protective cover having a base member for covering a back portion of the electronic device and a side member for covering a side portion of the electronic device; a pivot opening formed on the base member wherein the pivot opening has a pair of end grooves formed on an inner surface of the base member; and a standing leg (or a kickstand) having a pair of projections. The projections are respectively mounted on and received in the end grooves. The standing leg has a body portion and a pivot portion and a standing leg recess is formed on the outer surface of the base member for receiving the body portion of the standing leg therein. The case further includes a sticker for being attached to the inner surface of the base member to cover the pivot opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9853597
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for quickly and easily assembling PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, the system includes various couplings having a first engaging portion adapted to engage a first PV module and a second engaging portion adapted to engage a second PV module. At least one of the engaging portions allows variable positioning of the engaged PV module along the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Jack Raymond West
  • Patent number: 9831818
    Abstract: A system and apparatus are disclosed including PV modules having a frame allowing quick and easy assembling of the PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, the PV modules may have a grooved frame where the groove is provided at an angle with respect to a planar surface of the modules. Various couplings may engage within the groove to assemble the PV modules into the PV array with a pivot-fit connection. Further examples of the present technology operate with PV modules having frames without grooves, or with PV modules where the frame is omitted altogether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Jack Raymond West
  • Patent number: 9816731
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for quickly and easily assembling PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In some embodiments, the PV modules may have a grooved frame where the groove is angled into the frame with respect to the planar surface of the modules. Various components may engage within the angled groove to assemble the PV modules into the PV array using what may be referred to as a pivot-fit connection between the components and angled groove. Other embodiments may operate with PV modules having frames without angled grooves as by use of wraparound brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Raymond West, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Emil Johansen, Brian Atchley
  • Patent number: 9748699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing screw bosses on a substrate. The substrate can be dimpled. The dimples can then be threaded to accept screw bosses. The dimples can be threaded using a threading die or can have threads cut by self-tapping screw bosses. An adhesive can be applied to the substrate, the bottom of the screw boss, or both. The screw bosses can include standoffs to determine the distance between the bottom of the screw boss and the substrate. The screw bosses can be threaded onto the dimples and can provide threads for attaching items to the substrate. A filler material can be applied to the reverse side of the substrate to fill-in the dimples and present a smooth surface. A decorative or protective layer can be applied over the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Frederick Skipor, Sue Jean Swindlehurst
  • Patent number: 9723927
    Abstract: A chair supporting structure comprises a base frame having a plurality of connecting arms which is downwardly inclined; a lower distal end of each connecting arm being formed with outer threads for combining with the connecting units; a plurality of legs being installed at a bottom of the a seat of a chair; an upper end of each leg being formed with an insertion hole; and a plurality of combining units for combining the base frame and let set; an upper end of the combining unit being formed with a combining hole which has inner threads; so that the outer threads of each combining arm being threadly engaged with the inner threads of the combining hole of the combining unit; a lower end of the combining unit being tightly engaged to the insertion hole so that the base frame is combined with the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Tsung-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 9664334
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus for mounting an interactive/flat panel display device to a wall. According to at least one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first vertical member including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is at least partially inserted into the second portion. One distal end of the first portion is attached to a first plate and one distal end of the second portion is attached to a second plate. The apparatus further includes a second vertical member including a third portion and a fourth portion. The third portion is at least partially inserted into the fourth portion. One distal end of the third portion is attached to a third plate and one distal end of the fourth portion is attached to a fourth plate. The apparatus further includes a first set of brackets configured to attach the first plate and the third plate to one of a ceiling or a wall, and a second set of brackets configured to attach the second plate and the fourth plate to a flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL LEARNING SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Charles Baker, Michael Mignone, Neil Garguilo
  • Patent number: 9596937
    Abstract: A seat core comprising a unitary body (1) including a peripheral wall (4, 5, 7) provided with a plurality of recesses (2), each recess being provided with at least one aperture (8) adapted to receive securing means for securing a chair component within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Boon Long Ng
  • Patent number: 9568031
    Abstract: A mechanical fitting for connecting structures may include a base structure and a plate member. The mechanical fitting may also include a support structure for supporting the plate member at a predetermined spacing from the base structure. The support structure may include a truss structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Grip, Michael Kirtland Hughes, Daniel Joseph Bazile
  • Patent number: 9456693
    Abstract: A system for securing a plurality of structural members of a type of furniture together includes a plurality of brackets that each attach to an end of at least one of the structural members. A modified bracket permits simultaneous attachment of two or more of the structural members at an end of each of the structural members to the modified bracket. After attachment of the structural members to the modified bracket, each structural member is disposed at any desired angle with respect to a remainder of the structural members. A further modified bracket permits attachment of only one structural member end to the further modified bracket and attachment of the further modified bracket to another structural member along a longitudinal length of the other structural member. A recess provided at an end of each of the structural members receives a pair of spaced-apart longitudinal protrusions of any of the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Roskear Porter Broughton
  • Patent number: 9314652
    Abstract: A support in the form of a high directional having a configurable number of telescoping legs is disclosed. The support provides a head and a plurality of telescoping legs, the head having a plurality of head units and each head unit having at least one associated leg depending therefrom. Each head unit being adapted to be coupled to at least two other head units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Lee Broadley, Michael Klaus Walrond, Alan Raymond Cambridge, Bradley Matthew Minnis, Scott Andrew West
  • Patent number: 9242764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transportation box 100 for technical equipment 200, said transportation box in the orientation intended for use comprising: —a first, upper end frame 8, said first end frame having a hexagonal circumference and comprising six vertices 1,2,3,4,5,6 and six edges 11,12,13,14,15,16; —a second, lower end frame 18, said second end frame having a hexagonal circumference and comprising six vertices 21,22,23,24,25,26 and six edges 31,32,33,34,35,36; —said first and said second end frames being connected by six longitudinal corner elements 41,42,43,44,45,46; —each said corner element extending from one vertex of said first end frame 8 to one vertex of said second end frame 18; —said transportation box thereby comprising six longitudinal side sections 51,52,53,54,55,56; —wherein three of said six longitudinal side sections are leg sections 51,53,55, each leg section comprising a leg assembly 60; —wherein each leg assembly 60 comprises an extendable leg 70 being adapted to be able to sw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: TACTIQA TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventor: Bo Rikard Zetterlund
  • Patent number: 9242666
    Abstract: A repel assembly and method includes an engagement surface having an adhesive plane for securing to an object, a plurality of attachment spikes extending from the engagement surface at an angle transverse to the adhesive plane and a transport surface for supporting a fixture coupled to the plurality of attachment spikes, the fixture being positioned between the engagement surface and the transport surface. The repel assembly further includes an annular ring having an upper and lower ring coupled to the repel assembly, the lower ring having first and second ends spaced by a wiper body such that the annular ring repels debris from contacting and/or collecting on the transport surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Waxman Consumer Products Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Sharratt, Mitchell Bailey, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9206939
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is provided that can be used with off the shelf steel tubing to make sturdy and secure frames securing for heavy equipment to a floor or other structure. Different sizes and shapes of frames are easily made by cutting the steel tubing to different lengths and assembling frames using the cut tubing and brackets. The mounting bracket includes two pairs of sidewalls respectively defining first and second channels set at an angle to one another. The mounting bracket further includes a base protrusion and may be configured such that the first and second channels receive a standard tubular member and the base protrusion fits into an end of the tubular member. The mounting bracket may also include a flange that is integral or part of a mounting bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Bergvik North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Peter Brandstrom
  • Patent number: 9206940
    Abstract: A structure including a structural member configured like a frame with four sides is disclosed. A closed cross-section structural member serving as a reinforcing material is provided in a crossing corner of the structural member. The closed cross-section structural member includes two horizontal portions separated from each other in a thickness direction of the structural member and extending in an in-plane direction of the structural member and two vertical portions one of which connects first ends of the two horizontal portions together and the other of which connects second ends of the two horizontal portions together. The closed cross-section structural member includes a first opening formed therein facing an inner-peripheral flat surface of the structural member and a second opening formed therein facing inside of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Seto, Takashi Matsuno, Eisaku Sakurada
  • Patent number: 9027895
    Abstract: A portable support for supporting equipment above a surface having an opening to a subsurface space. The support includes a head, an elevator on the head, and legs connected to the head for supporting the head above the surface. Each of the legs has a foot for engaging the surface when supporting the head above the surface. The support also includes an elongate rod vertically mounted on the elevator for movement between a raised position, in which an upper end of the rod extends above the head, and a lowered position, in which a lower end of the rod extends below the feet of the legs to extend into the subsurface space. The support includes an instrument platform positionable on the lower end of the rod when in the lowered position to support the equipment in the subsurface space when the rod is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SECO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hunter, James M. Copeland, Christopher James McNeill
  • Patent number: 8991780
    Abstract: A load carrier device is provided with a support structure and means arranged for connection to a lifting means. The support structure comprises one or more shock absorbers provided with a telescoping element which in an initial position projects downwards from an underside of the support structure and is arranged for damped compressive telescoping at the contact of the load carrier with a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Offshore Technology Partner AS
    Inventors: Tarald Tveit Pedersen, Kjell Morten Kaldestad
  • 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: 8950715
    Abstract: A support apparatus has a positioning disc mounted on a sucking disc. An operation disc is mounted on the positioning disc and has a receiving hole. Two bevel ribs are arc-shaped, are formed on and protrude along an inner wall of the receiving hole. The sucking disc has a column mounted through the positioning disc and the receiving hole of the operation disc. A pin is mounted through the column, with two ends of the pin protruding beyond the column and abutting against the two bevel ribs of the operation disc. By rotating the operation disc to axially move the pin upon abutting against the bevel ribs to pull the sucking disc, the sucking disc can be adhered to a tablet PC. A pivotable stand connected to the positioning disc can be rested on a desk to facilitate viewing at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mao-Tung Chiu, Daphne Su
  • Patent number: 8827220
    Abstract: An assembling arrangement serves for securing a tubular furniture leg to the top plate of a piece of furniture. The assembling arrangement comprises a through opening formed in the top plate, a top mounting, which spans the through opening on the top side of the top plate, a bottom mounting, which spans the through opening on the bottom side of the top plate and is attached to the leg, a first bore formed through the top mounting and a second bore formed through the bottom mounting in line with the first bore, a screw having a shaft extending downwards in the leg via the first bore, the through opening and the second bore, a nut for the screw shaft placed in the leg, and an anchoring mechanism for firmly anchoring the nut in the leg in the secured state of the leg. The assembling arrangement is inexpensive and strong and can advantageously be used for mounting legs upon cantilever tables and chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Midform A/S
    Inventors: Steen Mandsfelt Eriksen, Gunilla Mandsfelt Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8783778
    Abstract: A modular furniture assembly includes: a base member having a frame assembly, a transverse member having a frame assembly, a foot configured to contact a support surface, and a mounting platform having a plurality of apertures therethrough. The mounting platform is configured to be mounted on the base member frame assembly and the transverse member frame assembly, thereby connecting the frame assemblies. The foot is selectively mounted on the mounting platform, such that the foot is configured to contact the support surface when the modular furniture assembly is in an upright configuration. The mounting platform connects the base and transverse member frame assemblies together and also acts as a platform for receiving a variety of different types of feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: SAC Acquistion LLC
    Inventors: Shawn D. Nelson, David Underwood, Spencer Pearson
  • Patent number: 8733716
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, a mounting device, and a supporting device. The mounting device attaches to the main body, and includes a mounting member, a bracket, and a latch. The bracket is mounted to the mounting member; the latch includes a securing section, and is slidably mounted to the bracket. The supporting device includes a retaining tab to engage the securing section. The supporting device is to be removed from the mounting device when the latch slides on the bracket to detach the securing section from the retaining tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Li, Guang-Yao Lee, Yi-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8689706
    Abstract: The leg socket has a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart ribs extending along an interior wall. Each rib has a concavely curved surface extending longitudinally and disposed on a common radius of the wall to provide contact with a cylindrical table leg over a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Component Hardware Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Brion Gompper
  • Patent number: 8654526
    Abstract: A pedestal structure of a flat panel display is made storable and disposed at the bottom of a main body of the flat panel display. The pedestal structure has substantially similar shape as a container of the main body that contains the pedestal structure and is capable of being completely hid in the main body when the pedestal structure is not in use. The pedestal structure may be directly drawn out of and rotated with respect to the main body as the support of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Hsiung Wu, Chun-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 8616509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to supports for stacking multiple display elements. The supports are connected in a firm way to one another by a hinge which can, if required, be easily disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventors: Tom Declerck, Wesley Vercoutere
  • Patent number: 8596593
    Abstract: A worksurface leg mount is provided for interconnecting a support leg to a worksurface. The worksurface leg mount system includes an anchor plate attached to a lower surface of the worksurface, and a mounting plate attached to and optionally recessed in an upper end of the support leg. A fastener extends between and connects the anchor and mounting plates, which are spaced from each other. Loads that enter the mounting plate in discrete directions are transmitted through the fastener and into the anchor plate, where the loads are spread across the interfaces between the anchor plate and worksurface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Saffell, David Ritch