Understructure Patents (Class 248/188.1)
  • Patent number: 10433661
    Abstract: A picture frame device includes a main frame unit and a first pressing unit. The main frame unit includes a frame body having a front plate, two connecting plates extending integrally and backward from two opposite sides of the front plate respectively, and two extending plates extending integrally and respectively from the connecting plates and toward each other. The front plate, the connecting plates and the extending plates cooperatively define an accommodating space. The frame body is made of a transparent plastic material. The first pressing unit includes a plurality of first fastening portions respectively disposed on the extending plates, and a plurality of first pressing portions respectively disposed on the first fastening portions in a way that each first pressing portion is moveably engaged with one of the first fastening portions and moveable toward or away from the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 10392114
    Abstract: Components and systems of an aircraft seating assembly are disclosed. The aircraft seating assembly can include a seat pan, a connection frame, and one or more mounts for removably coupling the seat pan to the connection frame. The aircraft seating assembly can include a back support having a removably coupled cushioning member. The aircraft seating assembly can include a tilt system which can allow the back support to articulate relative to the connection frame. The aircraft seating assembly can include a retention system coupled to the back support, the retention system can retain an object in place when in a closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ENCORE SEATS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Tien Le, Wade Franklin DeLaney, Elijah Dobrusin, Aram Aris Krikorian, Thomas Zachary Lloyd, Luke Neil Pearson, Nicholas Stanley Borg Carpenter, Matthew Vu Hoang, Thomas Rodolph Eaton
  • Patent number: 10080696
    Abstract: A securing element for securing a spindle in a bushing, in particular for a medical stand device, includes a supporting portion configured to arrange the securing element in a predefined axial position on a supporting apparatus of the stand device, and an engagement portion configured to interact with a spindle rotatably supportable about an axis of rotation in the supporting apparatus, or a pin of the stand device, to secure the spindle or pin in a predefined axial position relative to the supporting apparatus rotatably within the supporting apparatus. The securing element can be supported in at least one radial position on the supporting apparatus, in particular in a mounting preparation position and/or a securing position, wherein the engagement portion is configured to interact with the spindle or the pin by engagement in the radial direction, in particular in the securing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ondal Medical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Markus Höser, Andreas Göbel
  • Patent number: 9999561
    Abstract: A physical therapy device comprising a bench, having a seating surface and legs and a pair of horizontal supports positioned to either side of the knees of a person seated on the bench, a quick release securing device connected to each of the pair of supports, a rail connected to one of the quick release securing devices, a body pivotally attached to said rail, a foot rest attached to said rail and the foot rest and rail arranged to rotate with respect to said body about a pivot axis, the body having an adjustment mechanism to adjust the amount of force required to rotate the rail with respect to the body, wherein said body is repositionable between first and second positions, to provide physical therapy to the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Carol Nelson
  • Patent number: 9999480
    Abstract: A mounting device for a stand device for arrangement in the operating room and to position or displace a medical apparatus in the operating room, in particular by means of a rotational movement, incorporates a mounting apparatus, which extends along an axis of rotation in a longitudinal direction and has a cavity, which in particular is cylindrical and which is oriented in the longitudinal direction, for accommodating a rotatably supportable connection component of the stand device, in particular a spindle; and an adjustment apparatus for arranging the connection component in a position, which can be predefined, in relation to the mounting apparatus; wherein the mounting device forms a rotational coupling for supporting the connection component on the mounting apparatus, which rotational coupling can be adjusted about the axis of rotation. The invention further relates to a mounting system including such a mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ondal Medical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Markus Höser, Andreas Göbel
  • Patent number: 9644782
    Abstract: A machine vision vehicle wheel alignment service system console with an integrated internal structure for supporting a vertical post carrying a machine vision sensor cross member. The vertical post is secured at least partially within the confines of a base unit and has a lower end which terminates at a position which is spaced vertically above the floor of the console, adjacent to an upper surface of the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis M. Linson, Mark Stirnemann
  • Patent number: 9439509
    Abstract: A glide foot for outdoor furniture is removably attachable to a bottom surface of a piece of outdoor furniture to protect the bottom surface of the furniture from being scratched or otherwise damaged from abrasive outdoor surfaces, for example a patio surface. The glide foot also adjustably adds weight to the furniture to stabilize the furniture in windy conditions without detracting from the aesthetic appearance of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CNC Commercial Group, LLC
    Inventor: Christy Cammarata
  • Patent number: 9410657
    Abstract: An adjustable chock for levelling and anchoring a machine to a foundation. The chock comprises a base element, a center element and a spherical washer, each is rotationally symmetric about a center axis. The center element is axially translational relative to the base element. The base element or the center element includes a mating surface for receiving the spherical washer. The chock has a center through hole for receiving an anchor bolt. The base element comprises an hydraulic connection point and a channel for hydraulic fluid. The channel is in connection with a chamber enclosed between surfaces of the center element and the base element, wherein in use, filling the chamber with hydraulic fluid exerts an axial pressure on the center element, causing an axial translation of the center element relative to the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Dick Vogelaar, Marco Westerman
  • Patent number: 9285067
    Abstract: An adjustable chock (100) of a modular design comprises a first element (102), a second element (108), a center element (104), and a center stud (106). In operational use of the chock, the first element engages with a piece of machinery (101) and the second element engages with a support (103). The first element (102) and the center element (106) have complementarily shaped contact surfaces to allow for lateral adjustment of the first element relative to the second element. The center stud (106) is connected to the center element (104) through a screwed connection. The center stud (106) is connected to the second element (108) through another screwed connection. The modular design allows using the same first element (102), the same second element (108) and the same center element (104) with center studs of different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Bram Hooghart, Rene Vermeulen, Dick Vogelaar
  • Patent number: 9108462
    Abstract: The caster guard comprises a band which may surround a variety of conventionally known caster subassemblies, wherein exemplary caster subassemblies include those used on material handling carts. The band protects an individual's foot from injury. In an exemplary embodiment, the caster guard further comprises a top mounting plate attached to a side support that is attached to the band. In application, the top mounting plate is sandwiched between and secured to the caster mounting plate and a frame of the caster subassembly. In another embodiment, the caster guard comprises two opposing adjustable sleeves each disposed within two opposing clamp pads which are secured to the band. The sleeves may be engaged with a head bolt and a jam nut of the wheel axle unit of the caster subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Keith J. Stone
  • Patent number: 9004420
    Abstract: An interlocking support foot and a container assembly including the support foot permits the support foot to be threaded onto a container but resists loosening of the foot by reverse rotation of the support foot once installed onto the container. The support foot is preferably molded of synthetic resin as a unitary member including a body, a threaded connector and at least one, and preferably a circular array of teeth radially spaced from the connector. The container is complementally configured to include a plurality of support areas for threadably receiving the support foot and provided with a threaded receiver and a radially spaced notch. When the support foot is installed on the support area of the container, the tooth engages the notch and resists reverse rotation of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell A. Oltman
  • 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: 8967579
    Abstract: An angle inclining structure for a desk contains a body and an angle inclining structure, the body including two opposite support legs, a horizontal rod, and two support posts connected with the two support legs and a first plate, wherein the angle inclining structure is disposed between the horizontal rod and the first plate and has a holder, a covering member, and a buffer member, the holder includes a locking tab and connects with the horizontal rod, a receiving room to receive a retainer and a pushing element, and a groove to receive a positioning member; the covering member includes a slot, plural tilted recesses, and a locking hole; a free end of the buffer member axially couples with one end of the covering member and a bottom surface of the first plate so that when the first plate axially rotates upwardly, the covering member slides on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sing Bee Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Cheng Tsai
  • 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: 8939420
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base and a reinforcing structure. The base comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The reinforcing structure comprises a first reinforcing bead, a second reinforcing bead, a plurality of first ribs and a plurality of second ribs. The second ribs radially extend from the first and second reinforcing beads and cross connect with the first ribs, for reinforcing the strength and rigidity of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Xia Liu, Kui-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8925877
    Abstract: A vehicle seat mount is formed of a support hub adapted for securing a platform thereto, a stabilizer coupled for securing the support hub against rocking on a seat rest portion of the vehicle seat, a rear retaining element projected from the hub and adapted for engaging the vehicle seat between the seat rest portion and a backrest portion thereof, and a forward retaining element adapted for engaging a front portion of the seat rest portion of the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Publication number: 20140367538
    Abstract: A furniture piece in the form of a table comprises a table frame with two table leg structures, which are connected to one another by at least one connecting brace. Fastening brackets for fastening the connecting brace are provided on the table leg structures. The table frame has a vibration-damping device that operates between the connecting brace and at least one fastening bracket in order to damp lateral vibrations of the furniture piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Steelcase Werndl AG
    Inventors: Georg Widholzer, Josef Widholzer
  • Patent number: 8910914
    Abstract: A mount that is useful for mounting electronics equipment such as audio or video equipment such as a microphone or a camera in a desired orientation has first and second interconnected body members that retain a swivel adapter that is movable in a ball and socket swivel joint relative to the body members. The body members rotated on threaded connections to thereby adjust the tightness of the swivel adaptor retained between the body members. A stop prevents inadvertent disassembly of the assembled mounting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Audix Corporation
    Inventor: Fred Bigeh
  • Patent number: 8882075
    Abstract: A furnace mounting system to elevate the furnace above the floor. In one form the furnace mounting system includes a furnace mounting block including a vibration dampening feature to prevent the transmission of noise and vibration from the furnace to the mounting block. The furnace mounting block includes a locating feature and is adhered to the bottom surface of the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A Stansbury
  • Patent number: 8876071
    Abstract: A support assembly for an item of furniture with an elongated support structure having a first pair of feet connected to a lower end thereof; a passage defining unit defining a guide passage connected to the support structure and extending lengthwise; a support member displaceable with respect to the support structure having a second pair of feet at its lower end thereof; the displaceable support member provided with a guided pin complementary to and longitudinally slidably engaged in the guide passage, characterized thereby that the passage defining unit has a hollow adjustable guide member whereby the dimension of the passage is adjustable in accordance with the dimension of the pin; and the passage defining unit is fastenable to the support structure once it has been adjusted, such that the passage defining unit may first be adjusted to conform with the guide pin and then be fastened to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hedera AB
    Inventor: Rory Brooke
  • Patent number: 8833708
    Abstract: A support structure for providing internal vertical support within an underground water storage system, including a column member, a foot spreader module adapted for fitting to a lower end of the column member to support the column member in a substantially vertical orientation on an underlying surface, and a head spreader module adapted for fitting to an upper end of the column member to support an overlying surface relative to said underlying surface, whereby the column member with said foot and head spreader modules fitted thereto forms a column support for supporting a ground surface above the water storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jack McKenzie Droomer
  • Patent number: 8820481
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8813441
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a mount for a pitched roof. The mount comprises a fastening plate. The fastening plate includes at least one support extending upwardly from the fastening plate to support a pair of mounting surfaces a predetermined distance above the pitched roof. At least a portion of the fastening plate extends laterally from the one or more supports. The pair of mounting surfaces is configured to support at least one photovoltaic panel. The mount further includes a clamp housing between the pair of mounting surfaces and receives a clamp. The clamp comprises a pair of laterally extending clamp plates and at least one clamp stabilizer configured to prevent the clamp plate from tilting when the clamping force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DynoRaxx, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Rizzo
  • Patent number: 8807497
    Abstract: A footstand mechanism for adjusting a tilt angle of an electronic device includes a shaft, a first engaging member, a polygonal block and a second engaging member. The shaft is rotatably disposed on a base of the electronic device, and the first engaging member is disposed on the base and located in a position corresponding to an end of the shaft. The polygonal block is installed on the shaft and rotates with the shaft. The polygonal block includes a plurality of supporting surfaces, and the plurality of supporting surfaces is respectively away from the shaft by different distances. The second engaging member is disposed at the end of the shaft and includes a plurality of engaging portions. The plurality of engaging portions is corresponding to the plurality of supporting surfaces for respectively engaging with the first engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Hsiang-Ming Lu
  • Publication number: 20140203156
    Abstract: A stand for supporting and retaining a personal electronic device may include a base and a unified frame having a curved shape between a first end and a second end. The first end of the unified frame may be coupled to the base. A support member may be coupled to the second end of the unified frame, and be configured to support and retain the personal electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Gavin Stener
  • Patent number: 8746638
    Abstract: A stand for engaging support of a smart mobile telephone includes a base plate formed of planar thermoplastic polymer generally rectangular in shape having a midline axis and a first and second extreme edges in opposed relationship, parallel and spaced apart from the midline axis. A first and a second flex plate formed of the planar thermoplastic polymer and include an attachment region extending from an extreme edge and to a first root edge and is fused to base plate in a manner to bias the first flex plate toward the base plate. A generally rectangular limb extends beyond the root edge to a living hinge affixed to a generally rectangular first riser defining at least one first tab being configured to engage the registration slot when the first riser is rotated to an attitude perpendicular to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael H. Carney
  • Publication number: 20140145046
    Abstract: A support for a fencing pole, the support comprising a body having at least a first aperture, a second aperture and a third aperture, wherein the second aperture and third aperture are positioned on a first arc with centre at the first aperture. In this way one or more pairs of fence poles can be supported in a plurality of configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Layne
  • Patent number: 8714307
    Abstract: A support structure of the present disclosure provides a stable and expansible material storage system or work platform. The support platform includes a plurality of apertures, typically sized and configured to receive standard grade lumber sizes. The support platform may be used singly for storing materials or for working on the materials or two or more additional support structures can be combined to support multiple work pieces in a tiered and/or side-by-side arrangement, or to create a stable workstation. The material support capability of support structure is also expansible both horizontally and vertically, and for ease of storage, multiple support structures are nestable or may be individually collapsible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Barry N. Burnett
  • Patent number: 8708503
    Abstract: A projector includes: an external case which stores an optical unit; and a foot unit which projects from the external case, the foot unit includes: a first foot main body whose projection length from the external case is variable, a second foot main body whose projection length from the first foot main body in the same direction as the projection direction of the first foot main body is variable, a first adjusting unit configured to adjust the projection length of the first foot main body, and a second adjusting unit configured to adjust the projection length of the second foot main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Horiko
  • Patent number: 8672282
    Abstract: A fixing structure for electronic device with a display screen, which comprises a base, a supporting plate interposed into the base, a fixing plate connected with the supporting plate via a damping shaft, vertically moveable jaws for locking the supporting plate, and a slide block for pushing the jaws to release the supporting plate. The jaws are arranged in an upper jaw and a lower jaw, whatever the direction the supporting plate are interposed in the base in, there is always one of the upper and lower jaws able to lock the supporting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yuanzhi Su
  • Patent number: 8657242
    Abstract: A fixing device for circuit boards with different thickness includes a base board, a number of posts protruding from the base board, a number of resilient brackets for mounting to the posts, and a number of fasteners inserted through one of the circuit boards and the resilient brackets to engage with the protruding posts, thereby urging the deformation of the resilient brackets according to the thickness of the particular circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Chieh-Hsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 8646735
    Abstract: Described in certain embodiments are mounting systems that employ one or more T-posts to support useful implements such as birdhouses, signs, fencing, banners, and the like. Additional disclosed embodiments relate to unique post- or wall-mount systems for such implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Seldon Bradley
  • Publication number: 20140001319
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base and a reinforcing structure. The base comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The reinforcing structure comprises a first reinforcing bead, a second reinforcing bead, a plurality of first ribs and a plurality of second ribs. The second ribs radially extend from the first and second reinforcing beads and cross connect with the first ribs, for reinforcing the strength and rigidity of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
  • 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: 8616517
    Abstract: A turbomachine foot unit with a plurality of feet is provided. The plurality of feet is fastened to a turbomachine. The turbomachine stands upright on a horizontal base. The turbomachine foot includes fastening devices for fastening the feet to the base. At least one of the feet is mounted in a horizontally moveable manner relative to one of the fastening devices fastening the foot to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Huth, Marcus Meyer, Wolfgang Zacharias
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8579242
    Abstract: An elevating mechanism for a projection apparatus includes a bottom cover, a resetting element having a first elastic member, a sliding mount, a screw stud sleeve, a screw stud, and a second elastic member. The sliding mount is disposed on a first side of the bottom cover and leans against the resetting element, and the sliding mount has an opening, at least one slot and a thread structure. The screw stud sleeve has a plurality of engaging teeth engaging within the slot. The screw stud has a thread structure and the thread structure of the screw stud meshes with the thread structure of the sliding mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Huang, Fan-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 8579243
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for installing a post mount. In one embodiment, a support block for use in securing a post mount includes a body having a first end and a second end and an adjustment mechanism formed integrally with the first end of the body, by which a vertical orientation of a post mount incorporating the support block can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Vinylast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leary, Benjamin Yin
  • Publication number: 20130256473
    Abstract: Provided is a stand that may be installed in an automobile. The stand may include a base which may be insertable into a component, for example, a cup holder, of an automobile. The stand may further include an arm extending from the base and the arm may be configured to extend to another component of the automobile. The stand may also include a shaft connected to the base and a platform connected to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Duane Ray DeBoef
  • Patent number: 8544810
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a coaster for stemmed glassware that has three sections joined together. The bottom section is circular and is attached to two curved top sections. The top sections are raised to form a pocket for receiving the base of the stemmed glassware. The curved inner edges of the top sections permit ease of attachment of the glass in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Watkins, Dona Watkins
  • Patent number: 8528875
    Abstract: An adjustable equipment curb has upper and lower frames, each having opposed first and second length-adjustable sides and opposed length-adjustable first and second ends interconnectable to form a rigid frame and height-adjustable mounting legs. The lower frame may be used alone, or may support the upper frame through a shock mount system having mounts affixed to both the upper and lower frames and shock absorbing springs between the mounts. The frames may be formed of interconnecting channel members, and the lower frame channel members may be of a perforated construction that, in conjunction with applied sheathing, provides acoustic damping. Seismic brackets may be affixed to the either of the frames to provide resist seismic shock and developed moment resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: John Wilson, Jr., Richard C. Berger, John P. Giuliano, Thomas C. Steele
  • Publication number: 20130134268
    Abstract: A multipoint reconfigurable system and method supporting a wide-variety of configurations that permit adaptation of the mounting system to the user's specific needs. The present invention includes embodiments directed towards multipoint connection bodies, monolegs, flexlegs, lanyard heads, secure connectors, snap connectors, and combinations thereof as well improved structures and methods for implementing these systems and methods. A reversible monopod includes a telescoping columnar monopod body including a proximal end and a distal end; and a coupler coupled to each the end, the coupler selected from the group consisting of a quick-connect type 1 coupler, a quick-connect type 2 coupler complementary to the quick-connect type 1 coupler, a threaded ¼?-20 stud connector, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: GRIFITI LLC
    Inventors: Philip G. Wessells, Andrew Lee Choy
  • Patent number: 8418982
    Abstract: A self supporting structure which may be used to support a platform such as a table top utilizes a plurality of elongated members and a ring. Each elongated member has one end resting on the floor on one point of a circumference, and the other end supporting the platform above the floor on a point substantially diametrically opposed. The elongated members cross each other proximate the center of the structure in a frictional and locking engagement maintained by the ring. That zone of convergence and the engagement of the elongated members between each other provide the only support for the structure which is self-supporting without extraneous means such as screw, glue or the like. The structure leave the floor below the edges and corners of the table top it supports free from interference with the legs of people seated at the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Jean Rene Vatus
  • Publication number: 20130087680
    Abstract: A support stand for supporting raised heavy machinery is disclosed. The support frame may include a top support frame including concave sidewalls. Box frames may be stackable intermediate the top support frame and a base. The box frames may be of varying height profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: BRIAN EUGENE AUSTIN, John Fenton, Donald Dombrowski, Viorel Soca
  • Publication number: 20130026326
    Abstract: A curved track can be attached to a chassis. An extension can be attached to a base. The chassis can be attached to the base. The extension can be in contact with the curved track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean G. Atallah, John William Pennington, John J. Briden
  • Patent number: 8360049
    Abstract: A windscreen having base positionable adjacent a fire, a first body portion removeably secured to the base in a substantially vertical orientation, and a securing member connected to the first body portion and capable of removeably securing a second body portion above or next to the first body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Blake Stephens
  • Patent number: 8360375
    Abstract: An adjustable leg support for providing support to and stabilizing a leg of a table, chair or similar article that is shorter than the other legs to prevent the article from wobbling. The adjustable leg support includes a screw-threaded rotatable base that is detachably coupled in surrounding engagement to a correspondingly threaded platform. The platform has a flat shelf that is laid upon the floor below the short leg to be supported. A rotational force is applied to the rotatable base which causes an axial displacement of the platform upwardly through the base towards the short leg. Rotation of the base continues until the flat shelf of the platform is raised and the short leg is seated on the shelf by which to eliminate the gap between the short leg and the floor. The rotatable base and the platform are mated to one another along opposing sets of screw threads that lie outside and surround the short leg to be stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Grant B. Jones
  • Patent number: 8356780
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foot base (1) for an appliance, in particular for a washing machine, said foot base comprising: at least one supporting element (3), in particular a supporting plate; a sleeve element (13) protruding from said at least one supporting element (3); wherein said at least one supporting element (3) and/or said sleeve element (13) comprises a recess adapted to receive a shaft element, in particular a supporting stud or height-adjusting foot; and at least one locking element (15) connected to said at least one supporting element (3) and/or sleeve element (13) and adapted to lock said foot base (1) on a bottom element (40) of an appliance. A combination of a foot base and a shaft element as well as a home appliance having at least one foot base are also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Horst Tschinkel
  • Patent number: 8308114
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for an electronic flight bag (EFB) includes a frame having a track and a mounting assembly that is having a base and a support that is moveably connected to the base and can be selectively fixed in position on the track. The mounting bracket may allow for singlehanded adjustment of the position of the mounting assembly with respect to track at one of at least two discrete locations along the track, or at any desired position along the track. Further, the mounting bracket may provide a single mechanism for both securing the EFB to the mounting assembly and orienting the support with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tensolite LLC
    Inventors: Merritte DeBuhr, Jeffrey Bitant, Daniel Richards
  • Patent number: 8297564
    Abstract: A fluid control system for use with a patient support apparatus is moveable from a first height to a second height. The system includes a lift arm and a substantially upright cylinder. A first end of the lift arm is pivotably coupled to a base member and a second end of the lift arm is coupled to a chair structure. The cylinder assembly has a base portion and an extendable member configured to contact and support the lift arm. The cylinder assembly includes a bypass valve having a first end in fluid contact with an upper reservoir and a second end in fluid contact with a lower reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: A-dec, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Warn Jackson