Leg Or Foot Patents (Class 248/188.8)
  • Patent number: 10344797
    Abstract: A hinge with multiple preset positions is described. According to various embodiments, the hinge mechanism enables a support component to be adjustably attached to an apparatus, such as a computing device. In at least some embodiments, the hinge mechanism utilizes preset hinge positions that enable the support component to be placed at different preset positions. For instance, the hinge mechanism is configured such that an attached support component tends to “snap” into various preset positions. In at least some embodiments, the hinge mechanism includes an emergency escape position that enables the support component to be rotated beyond normal operating positions without damaging the support component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Park
  • Patent number: 10284754
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a camera assembly, which is configured to be detachably mounted on a mobile terminal body. The camera assembly includes a housing, a photographing unit, and a mounting kit, where the photographing unit is disposed in the housing and is configured to capture a picture and transmit the captured picture to the mobile terminal body, and the mounting kit is disposed on the housing and is configured to be detachably mounted on the mobile terminal body, so as to detachably mount the camera assembly to the mobile terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huimin Zhang, Xuelong Liu, Haitao Duan, Dahai Dong
  • Patent number: 10030874
    Abstract: A household appliance (1) has a housing (2), a treatment chamber (3), a door (4), and a securing device (5). The securing device (5) includes a first fastening device with a first holding element (10) in the bottom section (8) of the housing (2), and a second fastening device (7) including a second holding element (11), which can essentially be firmly connected to an installation location (12) of the housing (2). The first (6) and the second (7) fastening device are suitable for and configured to establish an operative connection to each other by coupling the first (10) and the second holding element (11). A holding device (9) associated with the first fastening device (6) on the housing (2) includes a guide (23) for guiding the first fastening device (6) into operative connection with the second fastening device (7) even after positioning the household appliance in the installation location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventor: Sascha Stuhrmann
  • Patent number: 9835284
    Abstract: An appliance height-adjustment mechanism includes a support block having a plurality of supporting faces, a plurality of height-adjustment surfaces defined by at least a portion of the supporting faces of the support block, each height-adjustment surface being further defined by a lateral spacing flange extending perpendicularly from each height-adjustment surface and a plurality of support surfaces defined by at least a portion of the plurality of supporting faces, wherein each support surface corresponds to a cooperating height-adjustment surface of the plurality of height-adjustment surfaces, wherein the support block includes a plurality of support positions, and wherein each of the plurality of support positions is defined by one of the support surfaces being a respective base of the support block and the corresponding height-adjustment surface defining a dedicated appliance height above the respective base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Yogesh S. Gandole, Naveen Jayabalan
  • Patent number: 9746122
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a machine foot, which includes a top part provided with a lock nut, which is mounted in a thread on a spindle, where the lock nut has an abutment complementary shaped to the housing of the lower part, which abutment forms a section of a sphere, and where there is a first gasket between the spindle and lock nut and where there is a second gasket between housing and lock nut. With the invention is achieved that the lower parts and top parts can be produced and stocked as separate and independent units, which for example are not assembled to a finished product until after order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NGI A/S
    Inventor: Tomas Hecht Olsen
  • Patent number: 9714516
    Abstract: A modular wall panel system includes a pair of specially formed receiver strips, base and crown moldings, and a panel. The receiver strips are respectively mounted at selective upper and lower all locations. Each receiver strip has an elongated base for mounting to the wall, and first and second flanges protruding therefrom, with each flange having a pair of apices particularly formed and located thereon. The crown and base moldings have bottom and rear surfaces, an inward facing ornate/sculpted surface, and a mating flange configured to cantilever away from the rear surface. The mating flange includes a pair of apices that are configured to be mated between the first and second flanges of the receiver strip, and be retained by its flange apices. The receiver strip also spaces the rear surface of the moldings away from the wall/studs, for the panel to be inserted behind the rear surface of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Jaime Hernandez, Ira Sumkin
  • Patent number: 9547850
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) system with a display viewing angle adjustment device includes an adjustment device securely mounted on a rear cover of a display and pivotally connected with a support arm of a base. The adjustment device includes a support plate and a fixing plate securely mounted on the rear cover of the display. The support plate has two side legs, and the fixing plate has two slide slots for the side legs of the support plate to slidably mount through the slide slots, such that the support plate can be moved up and down and is mounted between the screen and the fixing plate. The side legs of the support plate are pivotally connected with the support arm of the base. Because of the support of the support plate and the slide slots of the fixing plate, the screen can be moved up and down to conveniently adjust a display viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Duality Focus Company Limited
    Inventors: Khairil Singgih, See-Hing Tiang
  • Patent number: 9459665
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a housing, a circuit board, a fixed member, a curved groove formed on the fixed member, a slider, and a supporting member. The circuit board is disposed in the housing. The fixed member is fixed to the housing. The slider is movably disposed in the groove, and the supporting member is connected to the slider. When the slider moves from a first position to a second position in the groove, the slider protrudes from the housing for supporting the housing, and an angle is formed between the supporting member and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Jung-Wen Chang, Pao-Hsien Chang, Tsung-Hsueh Wu
  • Patent number: 9103493
    Abstract: A collapsible stand including plurality of side members, each having one or more fastener elements operable to removably engage one another to assemble a base capable of supporting a supportable object. The collapsible stand can further include a stabilizer, a support member guide, and a support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Dale R. Klinzmann
  • Patent number: 9079707
    Abstract: Disclosed are structures for protecting the lower corners of containers used for storing and shipping agricultural commodities, and related methods of use. More particularly, removable reinforced feet or toes for protecting the lower corners of agricultural commodity bins are disclosed. The reinforced feet or toes are resistant to damage and may be easily removed, repaired and replaced. In embodiments of the invention, the feet or toes are provided with one or more removable reinforcement structures that may be removed and replaced by new structures when worn or damaged, without requiring removal of the feet or toes themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: William Winterberg
  • Publication number: 20150096472
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to console furniture and related features. A support structure is provided for supporting a work surface, the support structure comprising a frame defining an interior space, a frame brace receivable into the interior space of the frame, a support for supporting the work surface, and at least one fastening mechanism for extending between the frame brace and the support to clamp the frame therebetween, thereby securing the support about the frame. A console with a height adjustable work surface is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: EVANS CONSOLES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matko Papic, Richard Game, Carlos Renderos, Nathan Edward Stone
  • Patent number: 8985545
    Abstract: A supporting assembly is disposed to a case of an electronic device. A window is formed on the case for communicating an inner surface and an outer surface of the case. The supporting assembly includes a fixed part, a latching post, and a support body. The fixed part is disposed to the inner surface. The latching post includes a fixing end and an inserting end. The fixing end runs through the window and is fixed to the fixed part. A first stopping block is disposed to the inserting end. The support body includes a supporting side and a combination side. A combination hole is formed at the combination side for the inserting end to insert therein. The support body further includes a second stopping block protrudly disposed in the combination hole, for stopping the first stopping block to prevent the inserting end from escaping from the combination hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chuan-Hsiao Chiu, Chen-Ming Chan, Xiang-Lin Xue
  • Publication number: 20150034506
    Abstract: A flashlight holder assembly includes a supporting base device having a follower which includes a recess, and a flashlight has one end portion for engaging with the recess of the follower and for being supported in an erected position with the follower, the supporting base device includes a carrier, and the follower is pivotally attached onto the carrier and rotatable relative to the carrier between a folded position and an opened working position. The carrier and the follower each include one or more outwardly extended legs which are contactable with each other for limiting the follower to rotate relative to the carrier and for allowing the legs of the carrier and the follower to be rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Chin Yu Hwang
  • Patent number: 8943648
    Abstract: An adjustable support device includes a base that includes a plurality of rolling element receiving cavities, a plurality of rolling elements that interface with the rolling element receiving cavities, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. Each of the rolling element receiving cavities is positioned and oriented to interface with a rolling element disposed between the base and the support surface. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do not contact the support surface, and in a second vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do contact the support surface. A rimguard may be rotatively coupled with the external sleeve so that as the external sleeve is rotated to the first vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Techni, LLC
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8944466
    Abstract: An outrigger is disclosed for stabilizing a wheeled vehicle having an extensible service equipment mounted to a chassis thereof. The outrigger is deployable between a stowed and a deployed position where a foot of a telescopic leg assembly comes into contact with the ground thus stabilizing the vehicle. The telescopic leg assembly is mounted to the chassis of the vehicle such that travel of the foot is initially in a horizontal direction with no downward component followed subsequently by travel in a substantially vertical direction with limited horizontal movement such that when the foot comes into contact with the ground, lateral forces are limited. There is also disclosed a stabilized wheeled vehicle comprising opposed pairs of outriggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Posi-Plus Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois St-Yves, Sylvain Pelchat
  • Patent number: 8941990
    Abstract: A moveable device foot for an electronic device is described. The device foot can include a rigid weight bearing member and a flexible sealing member that is integrally formed with the weight bearing member. The device foot can be formed using a double-shot injection molding process. The weight bearing member of the foot can be mounted to an interior portion of the electronic device such that it extends through an external casing of the electronic device. The flexible sealing member can be mounted to the external casing to seal the interior of the electronic device. During operation of the electronic device, the device foot can be configured to move relative to the external casing, such as in response to an external force applied to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Erik A. Uttermann, Rico Zorkendorfer, Andrew Lauder
  • 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: 8857774
    Abstract: A leg-portion attachment structure (100) includes: a support member (110) having a substantially quadrilateral outer periphery and an upper surface on which an apparatus main body (1a) is mounted; two attachment plates (140) provided at two opposite sides on a lower surface of the support member (110). Each of the attachment plates (140) includes caster attachment portions (141) formed respectively on both end sides in a side direction so that casters (130) are firmly attached, first bent portions (142) formed by bending of outer edges in the side direction of the caster attachment portions (141) at predetermined angles, and first coupling portions (143) that are formed by further outward bending of edges of the first bent portions (142) and are firmly attached to the support member (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8851433
    Abstract: Provided is a bracket accommodation structure which prevents damage to a fixing screw with a simple structure. The bracket accommodation structure comprises a device (10), a bracket (20) slidably provided to the device (10), and a fixing screw (30) for fixing the bracket (20) to the device (10). The device (10) has, on a surface of a housing, a first stopper portion (11) adapted to restrict movement of the bracket (20) to a front side in a sliding direction (X1), a second stopper portion (12) adapted to restrict movement of the bracket (20) to a back side in the sliding direction (X1), and a screw hole (13) into which the fixing screw (30) is screwed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichirou Yonemaru
  • Publication number: 20140263886
    Abstract: A foot for use on soft surfaces has a concave cavity facing downwardly from a mounting bracket. The foot may be used in combination with a cart, dolly, trailer, chair, table, stool, platform or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Lewis Brown
  • Publication number: 20140263885
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SNYDER INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Darrell A. Oltman
  • 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: 8820688
    Abstract: Provided is a tilt foot mechanism of a projection display device, in which the number of components is reduced to lower costs. The tilt foot mechanism includes foot (14) elevatable with respect to the case of the projection display device. Foot (14) includes rod (20) in which spiral groove (23) is formed. The tilt foot mechanism further includes base portion (11) integrally formed with the case, lever (12) rotatably attached to base portion (11) and having convex portion (42) formed to fit in groove (23) of rod (20), and spring (13) disposed between base portion (11) and lever (12). Lever (12) has projection (45) on which a part of foot (14) can abut. Lever (12) is rotated against the pressing of spring (13) along with the rising of foot (14) abutted on projection (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Nara
  • Patent number: 8794576
    Abstract: A knockdown table leg of game table includes a support frame, a front casing and a rear casing. The support frame has a connection section at a top end of the support frame. The lateral sides of the front and rear casings are connected with each other to form a hollow housing enclosing the support frame. The connection section of the support frame protrudes from the front and rear casings. A consumer can DIY assemble the table leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang Elephant Sport Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Tsai
  • 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: 8767392
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a body, an operation interface, a supporting element and an image capturing unit. A receiving recess is formed on the body. The operation interface is disposed on the body. The supporting element is rotated between a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the body, wherein when the supporting element is in the first orientation, the supporting element is in the receiving recess, and when the supporting element is in a second orientation, an angle is formed between the supporting element and the body, wherein the angle is greater than 0 degree. The image capturing unit is disposed in the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Kuang Wang
  • Patent number: 8763977
    Abstract: A stand for a display device is provided and includes a housing having an accommodating groove, a hinge structure including a first board and two second boards, and a latch including an operation portion. The first board is fixed on a backboard of the display device and has a positioning groove. The two second boards are rotatably connected respectively to two ends of the first board and each is fixed on the housing. The latch is flexibly placed on the housing and is aligned with the first board. The operation portion is exposed through the accommodating groove. The fastening portion is selectively engaged with the positioning groove by releasing a spring force of a spring connected to the latch. When the operation portion is moved in a direction away from the first board, the fastening portion is disengaged from the positioning groove by compressing the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Huang, Shih-Hsiung Yen, Jian-Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20140175235
    Abstract: Devices and methods described herein relate to support stands for supporting electronic devices having a display. The support stand is a modular support stand. The support stand has at least one supporting surface with a releasable interlockable mechanism configured to interlock with other support stand components comprising a releasably interlockable mechanism. The support stand can be configured to connect two supporting surface modules to expand the usable area of the supporting surface, and can also accept module connectors in order to connect other attachments to the supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: zoomStand, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher BUNCH, Christopher PIPER
  • Patent number: 8757565
    Abstract: A floor-standing home appliance in the nature of a range including an appliance body and a support assembly for supporting the appliance body on a support surface, the support assembly including a support member extending away from the appliance body, the support member having an engagement member with a predetermined shape at a distal end thereof, and a shoe attached to the distal end of the support member, the shoe having a receiving well with a shape complimentary to the predetermined shape of the engagement member to receive the engagement member in the receiving well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: David Adams, Michael Rutherford
  • Patent number: 8746650
    Abstract: An apparatus that securely supports and displays for adjustable viewing of portable electronic devices where the apparatus can be frictionally engaged into any accessible material seam as well as being supportable on flat surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Santo R. Curatolo, Giorgio Curatolo
  • Patent number: 8740248
    Abstract: A supporting foot for vehicles, such as semi-trailers or the like, comprising a foot element with a resting portion for resting on an underlying surface, and a compensating element for receiving a support unit and for compensating a positional offset of the supporting unit with regards to the foot element, wherein the support unit comprises a first supporting element and a second supporting element telescopingly coupled with the first supporting element, the second supporting element is movable between a first and a second position with respect to the first supporting element, and wherein the first supporting element is in engagement with the foot element when the second supporting element is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SAF-Holland, GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Christ
  • Patent number: 8733717
    Abstract: A height adjustment unit 10 for raising the height of a chair or bed. The unit 10 comprises a ground engaging support member 12 with an internal thread 18. A height adjustment member 14 is engageable with the thread 18 to be rotatable to a required height. A sheet 56 of a resiliently deformable material extends across the top of the member 14 and has a pattern of openings therethrough to receive and grip the leg of a bed or chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Gordon Ellis & Company
    Inventor: Mark Devereux
  • Patent number: 8672353
    Abstract: A supporting foot for a supporting device for vehicles, such as semi-trailers, comprising a foot element with a resting portion for resting on an underlying surface, and a compensating element for receiving a supporting element and for compensating for a positional offset of same by the compensating element being movable between a first and a second position with respect to the foot element, wherein the foot element has a guiding device in order to guide the supporting element in the longitudinal direction, and wherein the guiding device is formed from guiding portions which are arranged on either side of the supporting element and at least partially overlap with a distal end portion of the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Christ
  • Patent number: 8668133
    Abstract: A bulk shipping container has a plurality of removable supporting legs extending downwardly from a periphery of its interior space beyond the bottom of the container to support the container in an elevated position above a floor. Reinforcing straps positioned on the container hold the legs in their extended positions. A dolly may be positioned beneath the elevated container between the supporting legs and the reinforcing straps removed to enable the weight of the container to cause it to slide down along the plurality of removable supporting legs to a lowered position resting on the dolly, which may then be used to transport the loaded container into a building for removal of product from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Moehlig, Andrew Lapham, Rick Anthony
  • Patent number: 8657243
    Abstract: An operating table has a movable base which is provided with four casters, wherein the casters are each pivotable via a pivot lever. The pivot levers are connected to one another by a common drive and a linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Silvio Marugg
  • Publication number: 20140049376
    Abstract: The application provides an attachable support for attachment to a bottom surface of an equipment. The attachable support, which has a height of at least 1 cm, comprises a casing for supporting a weight of the equipment. The casing comprises an attachment portion for securing the attachable support to the bottom surface of the equipment, a first casing portion, and a second casing portion. The first casing portion and the second casing portion form a compartment of the casing, which is located below the attachment portion. The compartment houses an electric circuit and a communication means which is connected to the electric circuit. The electric circuit provides a cooperation with the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Boon Hwee Burnette Ng
  • 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: 8632038
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and apparatus for adjusting heights of objects. One embodiment is a leg adjusting assembly that has a housing connected to a leg of a table. A foot mechanism extends outwardly from the housing and from the leg. When a force is applied to the foot mechanism with a foot of a user, a rod vertically moves in the housing and adjusts a height of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Table Jacks, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Christian, Michael S Maize
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130340653
    Abstract: A leg assembly for selective attachment to a portable support structure having a base and removable lid said leg assembly. The leg assembly includes a plurality of legs that are selectively attachable to both the base and lid. When attached, the legs extending from the base to the lid thereby supporting the lid. The legs are substantially parallel to one another. The assembly further includes at least one cross member extending between two of the legs to stabilize and prevent lateral movement of the legs. The cross member also abutingly contacts and supports the lid so that the base and lid may function as a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER H. PATSTONE
  • Patent number: 8607809
    Abstract: The invention is a multi-legged walking cane where each leg operates independently of each other by employing compressible legs, enhancing stability thru the complete gait cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ranjam, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Jordan, Randy G. Misenheimer, Shyh Min Chen
  • Patent number: 8596598
    Abstract: A booster structure of legs contains a support plate including four posts disposed at four corners of a bottom end thereof respectively. Each post includes a plurality of recesses having a vertical sliding section and a number of horizontal retaining sections perpendicular to the vertical sliding section. Each of a plurality of vertical moving units, including includes an inner stem and an outer stem, with the outer stem including a bottom cover. A bolt element is inserted and slides between the inner and outer stems. The bolt element includes a straight sliding section and a number of engaging sections perpendicular to the straight sliding section and includes a resilient element, a button, and a lip. The button is disposed on one side of the outer stem so that the bolt element is forced by the button to slide horizontally and return to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yu-Shan Lai, Yen-Chuan Lai
  • 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: 8579393
    Abstract: An exemplary server includes a housing having a lateral side defining four openings, and a foot pad fixed in each of the openings. The foot pad includes a pivoting rod and a supporting member pivotally connected to the pivoting rod. The supporting member is operable to rotate in the opening, thereby the supporting member being totally received in the opening, or a part of the supporting member protruding outwardly from the opening for supporting the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Bing Song, Zhi-Xin Li, Jun-Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8544969
    Abstract: A chassis includes a base board and a number of footpads mounted on a bottom of the base board. The base board defines a number of depressed portions corresponding to the footpads. Each footpad includes a fixing member mounted on an inner side of the base board and aligning with a corresponding depressed portion, a receiving member received in and rotatably mounted on a corresponding depressed portion of the base board, and a movable member received in and rotatably mounted on the receiving member. The movable member is rotatable in a first direction relative to the receiving member to extend out from the receiving member, and in a second direction opposite to the first direction relative to the receiving member to withdraw back into the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Cai Cao, Zhi-Xin Li, Jun-Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8523124
    Abstract: A protection frame has a frame body and a supporting arm. The frame body is mounted around the portable device. The supporting arm is mounted pivotally on the frame body to allow the user to adjust the propping angle of the portable device. Therefore, the portable device can be used at different visual angles as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Chun Yuan, Chung-Lin Lee, Yu-Feng Lin, Chih-Po Hsu
  • Patent number: 8511636
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a dish-rinsing or dish-washing machine, with a base support onto which the appliance unit is mounted and which is supported on a floor by means of appliance feet. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a least one appliance-foot support, which is connected to the base support by means of a tension element, is provided for the base support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Cengiz Kücük, Manfred Seeβle
  • Patent number: 8505861
    Abstract: A monolithic suction cup mounting platform formed of a substantially rigid plate having first and second opposing faces; a suction cup mounting surface formed on the first face of the plate; at least one flexible leg coupled to the second face of the plate and having a bonding surface facing away from the plate; and a bonding agent adhered to the bonding surface of the flexible leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8500084
    Abstract: A module (4) in a support structure (5) for container handling machines (2), comprises a connecting bar (6) provided with bearing expansions (7) at its ends, each of the bearing expansions (7) being detachably connectable with a corresponding bearing expansion of another module in such a way as to define a support (8) for a star wheel conveyor (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sidel S.p.A.
    Inventors: Emilio Cavazzini Gainotti, Annalisa Malfatto