Plural, For Single Article Patents (Class 248/201)
  • Patent number: 11561072
    Abstract: A portable wind resistant target and sign stand, that is lightweight, wind resistant and can be stored in a relatively small container approximately two feet tall and five inches in diameter. The stand is made of rigid pipes that can be rapidly and easily assembled and disassembled without tools, The stand can accommodate target or sign panels of varying height or width, as the backdrops can be secured at any position along the vertically adjustable, horizontally disposed, rigid crossbars by a plurality of spring clips or, alternatively, a plurality of magnets if said crossbar is made of ferrous metal. Wind resistance is enhanced by a novel three-way-tee fitting assembly developed for this application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Greg Larsen
  • Patent number: 11473764
    Abstract: The present invention may be directed to an improved LED downlight with enhanced features including a multi-adjustable junction box and cover assembly, and arm and hinge mechanisms for better installation and packaging of said improved LED downlight. The versatile configuration of the junction box, mounting plate arm, and hinge mechanisms may allow the entire assembly to be maneuvered over various sized ceiling holes for ease of driver and LED replacement and maintenance. Other features and improvements may include compact compressible and expandable three-piece hangar bar mounting brackets, an integral air-tight box, and/or a system for mounting the improved LED downlight to various ceiling thicknesses. The improved LED downlight may be used in both new construction and remodel retrofit installations, sharing the majority of parts, providing ease and flexibility for the installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Lighting & Supplies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Luk, Joel Gross, Timothy Hill
  • Patent number: 11454064
    Abstract: A step ladder carrier has an enclosure and a ladder securing assembly. The ladder securing assembly has a movable stop having an engaged position in which it engages a first step of a step ladder and having a disengaged position in which it does not engage a first step of a step ladder, the movable stop being moved between the engaged and disengaged positions by an externally accessible handle at the rear wall of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Sean D. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11434948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device designed to lock objects to tubes or other elongated elements. The locking device generally comprises one or more lock plates and lock housings. In one exemplary embodiment, when assembling the locking device to a tube, two lock housings are put together with open sides against each other around a tube with a dimension corresponding to approximately half of a recess which is found on the lock housing's sides and are oriented in the tube's axial direction. The two lock housings form a closed geometry around the tube. Lock plates are used to connect the two lock housings together. By applying a screw in a threaded hole in one of the lock housings' cover, the through tube is pressed against an opposite lock housing at substantially the same time as the lock plates hold the lock housings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FQ IP AB
    Inventors: Per Augustsson, Per Elvèn
  • Patent number: 11364391
    Abstract: A chamber providing controlled amounts of IR and visible light within an internal space sized to seat at least one human being. The chamber includes at least one heater configured to emit FIR energy, at least one heater configured to emit NIR energy, and at least one heater configured to emit at least MIR energy. The chamber includes at least one light emitting source configured to emit a selected wavelength of visible light, and a control panel configured to control the amount and duration of FIR, MIR, NIR and visible light within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VISIBELLE DERMA INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Steven J. Daffer
  • Patent number: 11358273
    Abstract: Support (1) for tools (U) comprising at least one modular component (2) comprising a main body (3) configured to realize a rest and/or a stop for a tool (U). The main body (3) is further configured to realize a reversible connection between the modular component (2) and one or more further modular components (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FAMI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Milani, Lorenzo Frison
  • Patent number: 11197729
    Abstract: A cannula sterile adaptor for a surgical system includes a first portion comprising a rigid material and a second portion comprising a compliant material. one of the first portion and the second portion comprises a depression arranged to receive a clamping arm of a cannula mount of the surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Allen C. Thompson, Randal P. Goldberg, Dean F. Hoornaert, Tyler J. Morrissette, Bruce M. Schena
  • Patent number: 11186337
    Abstract: A retaining assembly to attach one or more mobile devices to a mobile object. The retaining assembly may include a mounting plate that attaches to the mobile object by way of a mounting bracket or scorecard clip-on. The mounting bracket provides dovetails for selecting engaging the mounting plate in different orientations. The mounting plate facilitates various magnetized components to removably attach to the mobile device. If the mobile device has a third-party extensible grip, a retaining ring may be employed to attach the mobile device or the extensible grip modified to one of the various magnetized components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Leslie Ronald Hamilton, John Carr
  • Patent number: 11186995
    Abstract: A handrail wall mount adapter for mounting a handrail wall mounting bracket of a handrail assembly to a wall, the bracket including a mounting plate having a plurality of mounting openings, the adapter comprising: a body having at least one unthreaded opening for receiving a wall mounting fastener and a plurality of bracket mounting openings for receiving at least one bracket mounting fastener, the body being selectively positionable relative to the mounting plate in a first orientation in which the at least one unthreaded opening is aligned with the mounting openings to allow the mounting fasteners to extend through the mounting openings and through the unthreaded openings and securely engage the wall, and in a second orientation in which the bracket mounting openings are aligned with the mounting openings of the mounting plate to secure the mounting bracket to the adapter using the bracket mounting fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: 9220-6820 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: William Kell Warshaw
  • Patent number: 11105458
    Abstract: A wall mounting bracket assembly can be adapted to support an electronic display. The bracket assembly can include a support frame that includes a first support rail, and the support frame can be adapted to couple to a vertical surface. The bracket assembly can include one or more leveling assemblies. The one or more leveling assemblies can include a hook portion adapted to engage with the first support rail. The one or more leveling assemblies can include a first pair of support plates and a first leveling plate positioned between the first pair of support plates. The first pair of support plates can be adapted to translate with respect to the first leveling plate. The one or more leveling assemblies can include a driving block configured to engage with the first leveling plate and to translate the first pair of support plates with respect to the first leveling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: George Charles Willard Runger, Michael Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 11085615
    Abstract: A plaster frame is provided for recessed lighting luminaires, wherein the main hole size is not fixed, but adjustable, and in more than one shape opening, e.g. round, square, rectangular, and other opening shapes as required. The plaster frame has an adjustable hole, the concept here disclosed comprises a series of moving leaves and may also contain an actuating ring, the rotation of which cause the leaves to move inward or outward, changing the hole, or aperture. Although fasteners may be used to retain the various moving elements, these adjustable openings can also be utilized without the use of any fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Lloyd Sevack, Abdelmoula Elbannaoui, Ovidiu Ivan, Abdelkrim Oudian
  • Patent number: 11021254
    Abstract: A multi-rail galley includes a countertop on top of a first storage portion, and a second storage portion above the countertop. The countertop includes a first plurality of rails on a top surface that are configured for receiving at least one countertop insert. The second storage portion has a second plurality of rails beneath a bottom surface of the second storage portion and configured for receiving at least one hanging insert. A method of providing a customizable aircraft galley includes providing a countertop above a storage compartment, the countertop having a horizontal surface facing upwards with a plurality of rails disposed on top of the horizontal surface, installing a galley insert onto one of the plurality of rails via a matching slot in the galley insert, and removing the galley insert from one of the plurality of rails, enabling stowage of the galley insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Swanson, Michael Allen Bullard, Phillip Anthony Kendrick
  • Patent number: 10760253
    Abstract: An undermount support for an appliance and a method for using the support, the support including a frame that is: (a) assembled around the exterior periphery of the appliance; (b) located in supporting contact below the underside of a rim flange of the appliance; and (c) attached to cabinetry supporting a countertop or cooktop. The frame thereby enables the cabinetry to support the appliance by the rim flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10736230
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a connecting device; wherein, the connecting device includes a first part and a second part. The first part is configured to be mounted to a target object. The second part is arranged at a position for being easily operated to detach the first part from the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Wei-Chen Chang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10656502
    Abstract: A portable surveillance system having a camera enclosure with a support plate with converging sides and a support bracket. The support bracket having a pair of spaced apart slots that accept the pair of converging sides of the support plate, so that the support plate becomes wedged in the support plate slots when inserted into the converging slots of the support bracket. The support bracket may be attached to a support clamp or a support or a support base, the support base allows mounting from various other support structures, such as the support bracket, a support post. The support post may be supported by a person or structure found on a vehicle, such as a receiver hitch on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Shaun Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10577979
    Abstract: An oil tank mounting system for use on a structure of a turbine engine, includes three mounts with each mount configured to constrain the oil tank with a different number of degrees of freedom of movement. A first mount may have fix the oil tank in one degree of freedom, a second mount may fix the oil tank in two degrees of freedom, and a third mount may fix the oil tank in three degrees of freedom. This allows limited rotational and expansion movement while coupling the oil tank to the engine. The mount attachments may be embodied in rubber, with pins, or with spherical joints in a variety of configurations. Frangible pins may be used to absorb energy but still retain the oil tank in the event of a high energy event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd A. Davis, Mark Ronski, David Allen Stachowiak
  • Patent number: 10527219
    Abstract: A mounting track includes a track section having a track base, two vertical track-rails, and horizontal track-beams laterally-spaced-apart from each other by a first distance. An endpiece is attachable to the track section and includes an endpiece base, a vertical endpiece rail, and horizontal endpiece beams. When attached to the track section, the track base and the endpiece base align, the vertical track-rails and the vertical endpiece rail align, and the horizontal track-beams and the horizontal endpiece beams align to form a continuous track within which a retention element of a mount assembly can move. The endpiece includes an insertion zone where opposing portions of the horizontal endpiece beams are spaced-apart from each other by a second distance that is larger than the first distance to facilitate insertion of the retention element into the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10492610
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail and a third rail. The first rail has a first region and a second region. The second rail is arranged on the first region and movable relative to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10487907
    Abstract: A bracket arrangement for supporting an elongated pole element that is welded to a base flange. The bracket arrangement surrounds the elongated pole element at a first position and spans from the first position to a second position that is secured at a point beyond the weld area. An energy-absorbing element lies between the bracket and the elongated pole element at the first position to dampen vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valmont Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Diaaeldin Mohamed, Anthony J. Hansen, Shannon R. Eggert
  • Patent number: 10455938
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a rail element, a first bracket, an extension frame, a second bracket, a blocking element, and an elastic element. The first bracket is mounted to the rail element and configured to be mounted to a first post. The extension frame is movable relative to the rail element. The second bracket is mounted to the extension frame and configured to be mounted to a second post. The blocking element is movably connected to the second bracket. The elastic element is configured to provide an elastic force to hold the blocking element at a first position relative to the second bracket. When the extension frame is driven by the rail element to move along a direction, the extension frame pushes the blocking element to rotate from the first position to a second position, such that the second bracket is detachable from the second post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Kai-Wen You, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10414448
    Abstract: Aerodynamic skirt systems are used to reduce air drag of a vehicle. The present aerodynamic skirt system comprises a skirt panel, a plurality of struts, each strut comprising an upper portion for securing an upper portion of the skirt panel to the trailer, a strut member connected, at a first end thereof, to the upper portion of the strut, a lower portion for securing a lower portion of the skirt panel, the lower portion being connected to the strut member at a second end thereof, the strut member including a concave portion adapted to sustain a force applied by air routing on the aerodynamic skirt in an aerodynamic configuration thereof, the strut member being adapted to buckle and bend when a force exceeding a buckling threshold is applied on the aerodynamic skirt to move the aerodynamic skirt in an object avoidance configuration. A kit and a method of use thereof is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Transtex LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Boivin, Walid Deir, Georges Bassily, Swaroop Mulenahalli Kantharaju, Elizabeth Tome, Sylvain Daoust, Ali Fellah Jahromi
  • Patent number: 10394108
    Abstract: A pylon-mounted camera assembly comprising a body including a first face and a second face adjacent to the first face, such that the first face and the second face form a first corner, a first aperture arranged on a portion of and centered about the first corner, and a first camera positioned within the first aperture, the first camera facing outwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Admiral Video, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Halsey, Joel D. Curtin
  • Patent number: 10307151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical traction device and, more specifically, to a surgical traction device, in which a surgical incision site is expanded to allow a surgical tool to be easily inserted in a state, in which the epidermis is incised for surgical operation, and an expansion part having elasticity is formed into a cylindrical shape and held on a fixing part at the upper portion thereof so as to maintain the incision site in an expanded state. According to the present invention, the expansion part made of a material with elasticity can be inserted in the incision site so as to form a space for surgical operation and the expansion part can be easily attached to or separated from the fixing part so that it is easy to change the position of the traction device or remove the traction device during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Chang Won Chung
  • Patent number: 10276914
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a linear adjustment mechanism includes an adjustment plate, an adjustment nut, and a holding plate. The adjustment plate has an exterior-threaded section that engages with the adjustment nut, a mounting-bolt opening, and a clamping-bolt slot. The holding plate has a horizontal section having a clamping-bolt opening, a vertical section connected to the horizontal section, and an adjustment-nut opening. With (i) the adjustment nut engaged with the adjustment-nut opening and the exterior-threaded section of the adjustment plate and (ii) the clamping bolt inserted within (a) the clamping-bolt slot of the adjustment plate and (b) the clamping-bolt opening of the holding plate, (1) rotation of the adjustment nut on the exterior-threaded section of the adjustment adjusts the linear position of the adjustment plate relative to the holding plate and (2) rotation of the clamping bolt secures the linear position of the adjustment plate relative to the holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ian Thomas Renilson, David John Walker, James Michael Jefferson
  • Patent number: 10252682
    Abstract: A set of light-weight adaptor assemblies suitable for use with optical targets, angle sensors, or other instrumentation. A first configuration of adapter assembly within the set is easily secured against the outboard surfaces a large-diameter vehicle wheel assembly having a highly convex raised central hub region, without concern for precise axial alignment or centering, while a second configuration of adapter assembly within the set is easily secured against the outboard surfaces of a large-diameter vehicle wheel assembly having a highly concave recessed central hub region, without concern for precise axial alignment or centering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Engineering Company
    Inventor: Dennis Linson
  • Patent number: 10245725
    Abstract: A robot apparatus determines a reactive force of a wire member by a sensor, used for the transmission of a driving signal between the robot apparatus and a joint (or end effector). The robot apparatus includes: a plurality of links which constitute a robot arm; rotational joints which connect each of the links to each other; a motor which drives each of the rotational joints; and a cable as a wire member, which is arranged along each link and transmits a driving signal at least to a driving source. A controlling apparatus drives and controls the motor which drives the rotational joints, based on a value of a reactive force, which a cable reactive force measuring unit outputs, which measures the reactive force to be applied to a joint portion when the cable is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Ogawara
  • Patent number: 10159164
    Abstract: A suspension type sliding bracket having anti-dropping mechanism, the sliding bracket uses a first sliding rail of suspension type to slide on a first bracket, and the sliding bracket uses a second sliding rail of suspension type to slide on a second bracket, a front-end portion of the first sliding rail can provided with a first locating plate, a front-end portion of the first bracket can provided with a first locating post; wherein the first locating post can enter a first slot of the first locating plate, and the first locating post can block a closure portion of the first slot, therefore the first sliding rail can form a first anti-dropping position to stop slide; and the first slot can escape from the first locating post when an extension portion of the first locating plate is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Chao Liao, Wen-Ju Hsieh, Jing-Jhong Wu
  • Patent number: 10139709
    Abstract: A pylon/camera assembly including a body having a first face adjacent to a second face, and a third face adjacent to the first face and the second face, such that the first face and the second face form a first corner and the second and third face form a second corner, a first aperture arranged at and centered about the first corner, a second aperture arranged at and centered about the second corner, a first camera positioned within the first aperture, the first camera facing outwardly from the body, and a second camera positioned within the second aperture, the second camera facing outwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Admiral Video, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Halsey, Joel D. Curtin
  • Patent number: 10131257
    Abstract: A passenger seat is provided. The passenger seat may have a structural part for accommodating a seat cushion, and having at least two connection elements serving for the connection with the vehicle structure and being arranged at a distance from each other, at least one of the connection elements is connected to the structural part by a fixed bearing. At least one of the connection elements is connected to the structural part by a floating bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Franz Kiel GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Mill
  • Patent number: 10096343
    Abstract: The invention provides improved mounting apparatus for storage media device with respect to a chassis such as the housing of a broadcast data receiver. The bracket assembly including first and second parts which include a portion with a shock absorbing configuration so as to provide resilience to shock and vibrations while allowing improvements in the reduction of the assembly time and cost of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Oswaldo Enrique Linares Rivas, Julio Cesar Ayala Vera, Sergio Antonio Delon Canseco, Luis Lopez Moreno, Carlos Gonzalez Inda
  • Patent number: 10049603
    Abstract: A guard system for a street sign providing a protective barrier to an edge of the sign. The guard system including at least one elongate member having a top end portion, a bottom end portion, a length and a width. At least one bracket member extends outwardly from the elongate member having a first end fixed to the elongate member and a second end configured to fixedly engage with an outer peripheral edge portion of the sign. When fixedly engaged, the second end of the bracket member is fixedly engaged to an outer peripheral edge portion of the sign whereby the elongate member is spaced apart from the outer peripheral edge of the sign and is aligned with the outer peripheral edge of the sign as a protective barrier to the outer peripheral edge of the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Crouch
  • Patent number: 9853346
    Abstract: An antenna mount includes first and second tower mounting brackets. A first frame has first and second portions attached to the first and second tower mounting brackets, respectively. A second frame has third and fourth portions attached to the first and second tower mounting brackets, respectively. First and second equipment brackets are attached to the first frame, and third and fourth equipment brackets are attached to the second frame. Optionally, the first and second frames may each be formed as a one-piece continuous bent tube. Optionally, the first portion and the third portion are located side-by-side and clamped to the first tower bracket by a same first clamp, and the second portion and the fourth portion are located side-by-side and clamped to the second tower bracket by a same second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Skrepcinski, Michael S. McFall, Kevin L. Rovell, Allen D. Willis
  • Patent number: 9842449
    Abstract: A transport container for secure transport of packages. In one embodiment, the transport container includes a body, a cover, a cover lock, a locking bar, and an electronic controller. The cover is coupled to the body. The cover is movable from a closed state covering the opening to an open state. The cover lock is configured to engage the cover and keep the cover in the closed state. The locking bar is coupled to the base. The locking bar is configured for attachment to anchor points. The electronic controller is electrically coupled to the cover lock and to the locking bar. The electronic controller is configured to adjust the cover lock between a locked state and an unlocked state. The electronic controller is also configured to adjust the locking bar between the locked state and the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOGO, LLC
    Inventor: David Ruth
  • Patent number: 9838606
    Abstract: A transparent cover or shield of variable thickness prevents glare using particular dimensions in particular applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Optic Clear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Samkol Truong, Robert P. Helstern
  • Patent number: 9809170
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a side mirror of a vehicle, such as a fork lift, includes a side mirror assembly that has a support frame and a side mirror mounted to the support frame. The support frame is hingedly mounted to the vehicle and has an outer end disposed outwardly from the vehicle. A contact wheel is mounted to the side mirror assembly so that the wheel can rotate in a generally horizontal plane. The wheel is mounted below the mirror and has a peripheral contact surface that extends outward, rearward and forward beyond the side mirror and beyond the support frame. When the surface of an obstacle contacts the wheel peripheral surface, the wheel will rotate and ride along the obstacle, allowing the arm to properly pivot forward or rearward without damaging the side mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Johnson
  • Patent number: 9738235
    Abstract: To mount a unit in a compartment in a vehicle instrument panel including an opening for inserting the unit, the unit includes two tenons that are compressible in a heightwise direction and can be guided in two fixed parallel longitudinal lateral slideways that include an entry zone and a closed-end zone that is not as tall as the entry zone in which the tenon is compressed vertically. A facade surround is provided around the opening to collaborate in positioning and/or attachment of a face plate of the unit. The lateral slideways include two longitudinally separated parts, a first part secured to the facade surround and a second part not secured to the facade surround and held on a wall of the compartment of the instrument panel to lie substantially in longitudinal continuation of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sylvie Perveyrie, Michel Bougault, Alain Dagoreau, Laurent Perrin, Isabelle Prin
  • Patent number: 9643475
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in handling windscreens for example for installation in a vehicle, includes a windscreen anchor assembly comprising a windscreen anchor device and a support arm extending away from the windscreen anchor device. A mount assembly is provided for supporting the windscreen anchor assembly. The mount assembly includes a mount structure for engaging with the support arm such that the support arm can slide bodily in its longitudinal direction with respect to the mount structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Belron Hungary KFT—Zug Branch
    Inventors: William Finck, Christopher Davies
  • Patent number: 9504960
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing an exhaust gas for heavy equipment is provided, which can satisfy the intensified diesel engine exhaust gas regulation conditions through further providing of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device in addition to the diesel particulate filter (DPF), and minimize an influence of vibration due to engine driving through mounting of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device on the cowl frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventor: Cheol-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 9492010
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 9441915
    Abstract: Implementations of a modular scope mount assembly are provided. In some implementations, the modular scope mount assembly may be used to secure a telescopic sight to a firearm (e.g., a rifle and/or a carbine). In some implementations, the modular scope mount assembly may be used to co-mount a telescopic sight and a reflex sight to a firearm. In some implementations, the modular scope mount assembly may be configured to place a reflex sight on the right side and/or left side of a co-mounted telescopic sight. In some implementations, the modular scope mount assembly may be configured to allow a user to change (increase or decrease) the eye relief between the user and the co-mounted reflex sight(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Trent Zimmer
  • Patent number: 9404644
    Abstract: Display module mounting apparatus and methods provide mounting features enabling ease of installation and service. The apparatus may have one or more releasable frame couplers and pivoting releasable frame couplers coupled to a display module having a display plane defined in relation to a substrate. One or more adjustable linkages may adjustably define a standoff distance between the display plane and a support frame to which the module may be mounted by the mounting apparatus. Concave and convex adjustments to the display plane may be made. Operation of pivoting action to tilt the display plane enables installation, removal, and serviceability of large displays constructed with a tiled plurality of display modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NanoLumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Perez-Bravo, Qinghua Xiao, Bin Zhu
  • Patent number: 9386888
    Abstract: A molded bathtub and mounting assembly is provided that includes a molded bathtub having a basin, a rim attached to and extending at least partially around an upper end of the basin, and an apron attached to the rim and extending downwardly therefrom; and a mounting assembly including a mounting member and a mounting clip, and a gap located between a portion of the mounting clip and the mounting member, the gap configured to receive a lower end of the apron. Multiple bathtubs may be stacked together in an inverted position with an upper bathtub receiving the basin of a lower bathtub in a cavity of the upper bathtub defined by the basin therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lyons Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Dale Lyons, Dale Allen Kehoe, II, Paul William Emerson, Richard Alexander Xouris, Nicolett Marie Bisnett, Jerry Ted Pruszynski, Bruce Miller, Robert Tupper Franz
  • Patent number: 9274570
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes a computer chassis and a positioning device. The computer chassis secures a plurality of expansion cards and includes a cover. The cover comprises a first flange and a second flange opposite to the first flange. The positioning device includes a securing member and a positioning member secured to the securing member. The securing member is secured to the first flange and a second flange. The positioning member is pressed on the plurality of expansion cards to prevent the plurality of expansion cards from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-He Li, Chang-Ke Ke, Xiao-Wen Duan, Da-Long Sun
  • Patent number: 9255391
    Abstract: A sink assembly includes a wash basin having a rim. The sink assembly further includes a tire having an opening therethrough to receive the wash basin. The rim of the wash basin engages the tire. A foam insert is disposed within the tire. A support assembly engages the tire and is configured for coupling the sink assembly to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Beltz
  • Patent number: 9120372
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for mounting a fuel system to a vehicle. In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for mounting a fuel system comprising a fuel tank to a vehicle chassis using a bracket, which may be a multi-part bracket, and may be referred to as a “drop and go” bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AGILITY FUEL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Sloan, Chris Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9114225
    Abstract: A membrane oxygen humidifier that is associated with a gas source for increasing humidity of the gas. The membrane oxygen humidifier includes an enclosure, a membrane unit and a humidification source. The enclosure includes an inlet port and an outlet port. The membrane unit is removably mounted in the enclosure to extend between the inlet port and the outlet port. The humidification source in communication with the enclosure and the membrane unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Corad Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Roberts, Jeff Helget
  • Patent number: 9054505
    Abstract: A half-pipe main body is formed so as to extend in the axial direction, has an area for installing a wire harness therein, and has a semi-circular structure in terms of the cross-sectional shape of the outer circumferential surface perpendicular to the axial direction. An anti-rotation section having a planar bottom surface is provided at the bottom of the outer circumference of the half-pipe main body. A pair of ribs is formed on the outer circumference of the half-pipe main body along the circumferential direction. Also, the ribs are formed, with a distance therebetween in the axial direction, on respective two side surfaces of the half-pipe main body that are separated by the anti-rotation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Okuhara
  • Publication number: 20150136919
    Abstract: Provided is a buckle device that fixes a seat belt mounted on a 2nd-row seat or a 3rd-row seat to the vehicle body floor in a vehicle. The buckle device may include a buckle bracket having an upper end with a hole for connecting with a seat belt and a lower end connected to a rail on a vehicle body floor by a buckle connection bolt, and a wire fixing bracket connected between a side of the buckle bracket and a side of a seat frame and absorbing vibration of a seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Compnay, Samsung Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Mun KIM, Chang Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20150136920
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting a directional antenna (10) in an adjustable inclined position to an approximately vertical supporting member (11) comprises a separate upper antenna bracket (12) and a separate lower antenna bracket (12). The two antenna brackets (12) are formed equal to each other and each comprises a first mounting member (13), intended to be mounted to the antenna (10), and a second mounting member (14), intended to be mounted to the supporting member (11). The two mounting members (13, 14) are connected to each other by an intermediate connection (15, 16) which is arranged to permit the two mounting members (13, 14) to be moved a limited distance in an approximately horizontal direction towards or away from each other and to become fixed in adjusted positions relatively to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CUE DEE AB
    Inventors: Jan-Olof Hemmervall, Karl Martin Gustafsson
  • Publication number: 20150136936
    Abstract: A support for a moveable office wall is disclosed, the support including but not limited to a plurality of support sections, wherein the plurality of support sections are connectable to form the support, where in each of the plurality of support sections comprises an inner connecting surface for joining with another inner connecting surface of another support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hugh Payne