By Vacuum Patents (Class 248/205.5)
  • Patent number: 11021111
    Abstract: A mount for an electronic device includes a suction cup defining a front face attachable to a flat surface and an opposed rear face, a plunger having a plunger head attached to the rear face of the suction cup and a plunger arm extending away from the plunger head, a plunger stator defining a guide passage through which the plunger arm reciprocates relative to the plunger stator, a plunger actuator movably engaged with the plunger arm on an opposite side of the guide passage as the plunger head, an adapter attached to the plunger stator on the same side of the guide passage as the plunger head, the adapter defining an opening through which the plunger arm extends and a wire routing channel at least partially around a periphery of the adapter, and a mounting arm extending from the adapter and connectable to an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10981026
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system for the mounting of obstacles on a climbing wall in a manner which allows the obstacles to take on a number of different positions or orientations without a need to remove the obstacle mounting element from the climbing surface or perform any other significant disassembly. Embodiments of the present disclosure thus provide obstacles that can be repositioned by children during play to instantly create a variety of unique climbing challenge courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy S. Sudeith, Sarah Howard
  • Patent number: 10713983
    Abstract: A placard with an image may be placed upon a rod such that a passenger of a vehicle may imagine interactions of the image with the changing surroundings of the vehicle. Ideally, the placard should be clear except of the image which may then appear on both sides of the placard. A hinged suction cup connection to the placard allows for reversibility of the placard and or the placard to continue being held on the window when in use. A tether may also be utilized to secure the placard to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kory Fluckiger, Timmy Chou
  • Patent number: 10502256
    Abstract: Provided are a suction cup and a vacuum suction cup having the same. The suction cup includes a suction cup body including a connection part at an external side thereof, and a suction surface at an internal side thereof. The suction cup body includes a soft rubber layer and a hard rubber layer. The soft and hard rubber layers together form the suction surface of the suction cup body. The soft rubber layer has hardness less than that of the hard rubber layer. In a sucking state, the hard rubber layer can provide favorable supporting strength, and the soft rubber layer readily deforms by a suction pressure to fill a supporting surface, facilitating to seal the supporting surface tightly. The soft and hard rubber layers enhance a suction capacity of the suction cup body on an uneven surface, expanding a scope of an application of the vacuum suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jianming Huang
  • Patent number: 10458452
    Abstract: A tension rod has end caps that are configured such that the end caps expand when downward pressure is applied to the rod whereby enhanced tension is generated resulting in the tension rod being securely attached to the support structure, such as opposing walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Beyda, Robert Passaretti, Gina Barnaba
  • Patent number: 10420430
    Abstract: An adjustable mount assembly for supporting a convex mirror or other devices on the top of a cubicle/office partition wall. In one embodiment, the adjustable mount assembly comprises a supporting element having a vertical tubular member configured to securely hold a connecting means, such as a Z-bracket for supporting a convex mirror, an adjustable element insertable into the supporting element, and two clamping elements that when inserted into vertical slots in each of the supporting element and the adjustable element, form a clamping assembly that holds the adjustable mount assembly snugly in place on top of the partition wall. The adjustable mount assembly is adjustable to snugly fit over the top of any partition wall to support a convex mirror or other devices by means of an interchangeable mount adapter and may also comprise release buttons on the adjustable element to facilitate disassembly of an assembled mount assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew Lee Scott, Dale William Stier
  • Patent number: 10371491
    Abstract: A gaming system comprised of an elongated projectile and a target for said projectile to be projected into. The system includes a projectile and a target. The projectile has a head, an elongated shaft coupled to the head, and a tail coupled to a rear end of the shaft. The tail has a mechanical adapter for coupling the projectile to a projecting device. The head has a shock absorber coupled to a penetration prevention device. The head prevents the projectile from penetrating into a target. The target has at least one aperture located on the external surface of the target and an immobilizer for immobilizing a projectile which has entered the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Stanley A. Bynum, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10342387
    Abstract: A rectangular cutting board having a foot at each corner. Each foot extends above and below the board. Each foot extends beyond each adjacent edge so that in any orientation of the board on a flat surface no part of the board touches the counter. The feet each has an edge perpendicular to the surface of the cutting board to stand the board vertically for drying or storage. The bottom of the feet are concave and the top of the feet are convex. When multiple similarly sized boards are horizontally stacked the bottom side of the feet compliment and nest into the top of the feet of the cutting board below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Edgar Hugo
  • Patent number: 10323790
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotary suction cup, comprising a knob, a base, and a rubber bottom arranged from top to bottom, wherein the knob is connected with the rubber bottom, and the base is provided with a connecting portion for connecting a hanging object, and a through hole; the rotary suction cup further comprising: a pivot seat, arranged in the middle of the rubber bottom, and connected with the knob; a pivot tube, arranged in the knob, and sleeved on and moveably connected to the pivot seat; wherein, the pivot seat is axially moved along with the rotation of the pivot tube, the rubber bottom is concavely deformed on a surface thereof by the pivot seat, and the pivot tube or the knob is rotationally connected to the base in a stepped manner of at least two steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Guangzhou Homfel, Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Liu
  • Patent number: 10251623
    Abstract: A support apparatus of an ultrasound probe, a handsfree ultrasound probe including the support apparatus, and a method of operating the support apparatus. The support apparatus includes: a housing including an accommodation unit capable of accommodating an ultrasound probe and an adhesion unit capable of contacting a target object; and a first control unit for controlling an adhesive force with respect to the target object of the adhesion unit according to whether a user touches at least one of the ultrasound probe and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jeong-un Yoon, Jae-Moon Jo, Jong-Sik Kim, Gil-Ju Jin
  • Patent number: 10150592
    Abstract: A flexible container that can be affixed to a vertical surface such as a shower wall is provided. The container comprises a wall and a substrate affixed to the wall. The substrate may define a plurality of integrally formed recesses that can create a suction fit with the vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Huntington Hartley
  • Patent number: 9970217
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device. A dock may releasably engage the shroud such that the shroud and portable electronic device are locked to the dock when engaged with the dock. A key may engage activate a lock mechanism to release the shroud and the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Patent number: 9964383
    Abstract: A toy projectile and method of making the toy projectile is provided herein. The toy projectile having: an elongated dart body secured to a tip assembly, the tip assembly comprising: a tip insert secured to a forward end of the elongated dart body and a tip secured to the tip insert, wherein the tip comprises a styrene ethylene butylene styrene copolymer (SEBS rubber) tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kin Fai Chang, Chun Wing Wong, Peter Kit Fan, Him Fung Hau
  • Patent number: 9873311
    Abstract: The vehicular sun shade is adapted for use with a windshield of a vehicle. The vehicular sun shade is adapted for use on the windshield of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle. The vehicular sun shade is mounted on the windshield of a vehicle. The vehicular sun shade is a tinted lens. The vehicular sun shade is mounted on the windshield of the vehicle such that the vehicular sun shade reduces the light from a point source that is directed towards a target point within the vehicle. Examples of such a point source include, but are not limited to, the sun. Examples of such a target point include, but are not limited to, the eyes of a driver. The vehicular sun shade comprises a tinted lens, an attachment apparatus, and a handle. The attachment apparatus and the handle are attached to the tinted lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Alfred Bonati
  • Patent number: 9868532
    Abstract: A support system which allows for the mounting of a smart phone, or a video player, or similar electronic device, in a variety of ways at a distance from the user. The support system may be adapted to plug into the vents of an automobile, facilitating use of the electronic device while driving. The support system may include a kit of parts which allow for the mounting of a gripping clamp adapted to grip a smart phone. The kit may include a lever mount adapted to facilitate mounting of the support system, and the electronic device it supports, onto the stowed tray table of an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vitec Holdings Italia SRL
    Inventor: Noah Balmer
  • Patent number: 9823701
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that could include a keyboard portion, an attachment mechanism, and a pump located in the keyboard portion that creates a pressure differential in the attachment mechanism such that a display portion can be attached to the keyboard portion. Other particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that could include a display portion, an attachment mechanism located on the display portion, and a pump located in the display portion that can create a pressure differential in the attachment mechanism such that the display portion can be attached to a surface or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9802550
    Abstract: An on-vehicle camera mounting structure includes a bracket arranged on a window, and a spring part that is arranged in the bracket and applies force in a direction towards the window onto the on-vehicle camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Shioya Kageyama, Ryoma Shirai, Ryo Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 9803682
    Abstract: A suction cup device includes a suction cup having a plug hole, a plug member movably disposed in the plug hole, a positioning seat connected to the suction cup, a pressing member movably inserted into the positioning seat, an air storage space defined by the positioning seat, the pressing member and the suction cup, and an air vent channel communicating the air storage space with an ambient environment. A manual air vent valve is disposed on and is movable along with said pressing member to switch the air vent channel between closed and open states, where the air storage space is sealed and air in the air storage space is released to the ambient environment through the air vent channel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Tsung-Chih Chang, Yuan-Po Chang
  • Patent number: 9709218
    Abstract: A computer suction mounting base assembly having a suction cup assembly, a base assembly, a disk assembly, and a mount assembly with a housing assembly. The housing assembly houses a magnet. Protruding upwardly from the disk assembly is an actuating sidewall defining an actuating pin locking edge, an actuating transitioning edge, and an actuating pin release edge. The mount assembly is rotated in a first predetermined direction to create a vacuum between the suction cup assembly and a surface the suction cup assembly is biased against. The housing assembly comprises at least one aperture. The magnet is larger than the at least one aperture. The magnet partially protrudes through the at least one aperture and adheres onto a magnetic material of a computer and/or computer cover when the computer and/or computer cover is mounted onto the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 9677598
    Abstract: A pad structure includes a main body made of soft material. The main body has an axial surface, a suction surface, and a peripheral surface. The axial surface is provided for being pressed by a pressing member of the sucking disc. The suction surface is provided for sucking on a target object. The axial surface includes a lifting portion and a pressure bearing block. The pressure bearing block is hard and circular shaped. The portion of the main body between the lifting portion and the pressure bearing block is defined as a deformable portion. The portion of the main body below the pressure bearing block is defined as an undeformable portion. The undeformable portion is located at the outer periphery of the main body. The deformable portion is located between the lifting portion and the undeformable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: San Hao Rubber Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Huan Wang
  • Patent number: 9541957
    Abstract: Adjustable electronic device stand includes a base member defining therein a circular accommodation recess, an adjustment mechanism including an axial rotary table, a rotating component set consisting of a stub rod member, a driving plate, a rotating plate and a position-limit plate for rotatably securing the axial rotary table to the base member and a longitudinal adjustment unit pivotally coupled with a first pivot at one side thereof to the axial rotary table, and an electronic device holder including a mating connection member pivotally coupled to a second pivot at an opposite side of the longitudinal adjustment unit, a supporting platform for holding an electronic device, an electrical connector for the connection of an electrical connector of the loaded electronic device and a retractable clamp for clamping on the loaded electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hsien-Tang Liu, Kang Ku, Chun-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 9457643
    Abstract: A line of attachable shields, specially designed for use in conjunction with or in lieu of existing automobile sun visors. Design intent to offer consumers improved sun and glare protection from any angle, while enabling them to clearly see the road ahead while driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Aliaksandr Tuikin
  • Patent number: 9440522
    Abstract: A device for protecting a window of a vehicle from environmental conditions includes a water resistant cover for covering the window. The cover has a first side portion positionable to cover a driver's side of the window, and an opposed second side portion positionable to cover a passenger's side of the window. A frame supports the cover and includes spaced apart and resiliently flexible first and second frame members. The first and second frame members each extend widthwise with respect to the cover across at least a portion of the first side portion and at least a portion of the second side portion. The frame is collapsible to reconfigure the device from a deployed state wherein the frame supports the cover in a generally flat state to a storage state wherein the cover is folded. Fasteners are secured to the cover for mounting the device to the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Leland Yip
  • Patent number: 9445512
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a holder having an adjustable clamping orientation, which includes a clamping assembly having a first clamping plate extended forwardly from a front end thereof and movably connected with a second clamping plate to form a clamping head for clamping a plate, a support assembly having a front end pivoted to a rear end of the clamping assembly and a side edge pivoted to a support arm extended therefrom so that a free end of the support arm is rotatable in a direction of away from or close to the clamping assembly, and a holding seat having a front end rotatably fastened with a rear end of the support assembly and a positioning member disposed at a rear end thereof, so that a mobile electronic device can be firmly positioned at the positioning member and adjusted to an expected orientation with respect to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AMOUNT INC.
    Inventor: Teng Wang
  • Patent number: 9410571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum triple-structure suction plate, and more particularly, to a vacuum triple-structure suction plate that is detachably attached to the walls in a bathroom or a kitchen by vacuum pressure and has a suction plate 110 recessed downward so that when the suction plate 110 is pulled up to be sucked by vacuum, the bottom is brought in close contact with a surface from the middle portion into a vacuum state and is then completely brought in close contact with the surface by stress in the body 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: JSM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyeung Tae Yang
  • Publication number: 20150144752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solution for shower organization products. In one embodiment, the shower piece has a holder with a platform that has a suction cup on the back, a retainer attached to the front of the holder, wherein the platform has a hole, wherein the holder is designed to hold bottles without flattops upside-down. In another embodiment, the shower piece has a holder with a platform that has a suction cup on the back, two tabs on the sides of the platform of the holder, a retainer attached to the front of the holder, wherein the platform has a hole in the center of the platform, wherein the shower piece is designed to hold both flattop bottles that stand on their heads and traditional round top bottles upside-down. In another embodiment, the shower piece has a holder with a platform that has a suction cup on the back, two tabs on the sides of the platform of the holder, a retainer attached to the front of the holder, wherein the platform has a hole in the center of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Linda Lim
  • Patent number: 9022331
    Abstract: A suction device includes an elastic base and a release structure connected operably to the elastic base. The elastic base has a peripheral portion for to hermetically contacting a contact surface and defining a vacuum chamber therebetween when a predetermined external force is applied on the elastic base, thereby mounting the elastic base on the contact surface. The release structure has a projection protruding outwardly and partially from the elastic base when an applied force on the elastic base is greater than the predetermined external force and retracting inwardly within the elastic base so as to be disposed in the vacuum chamber when the elastic base is mounted on the contact surface such that a distance between a protruding end of the projection and the contact surface is greater than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Buckingham Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Kuo-Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8998158
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing and supporting a receptacle or spherical object, the device comprising first and second support elements. The first support element comprises a frusto-conical support portion defining an annular rim at an outer periphery thereof, an inner surface and an outer surface on opposite sides thereof. The first support element also comprises a base portion which connects the first support element to the second support element. The second support element comprises an outwardly flared support portion defining an annular rim at an outer periphery thereof, as well as inner and outer surfaces. The second support element also comprises a base portion which connects to the corresponding base portion of the first support element. At least a portion of the inner surfaces of the first and second support elements forms a receptacle or spherical object contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Staybowlizer Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan St. Jacques
  • Patent number: 8979046
    Abstract: A vacuum suction device of the present invention comprises: a cover which is rotatably mounted on the upper portion so as to couple to a flat surface by means of vacuum suction; an suction plate, which is coupled to the lower portion of the cover, for vacuum suction to the flat surface; and a height adjustment member, which is arranged between the cover and the suction plate, for moving the suction plate back and forth according to the rotation of the cover; wherein a plurality of fixing pieces are formed on the upper surface of the inside of the cover, a plurality of elastic stoppers are coupled to the inside of the height adjustment member, so as to be movable by sliding when each of the fixing pieces is in contact, and for fixing the cover by each of the fixing pieces being hooked to the end portion of the cover so as to prevent reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chul Seok Woo
  • Publication number: 20150060378
    Abstract: A fishing rod and reel carrier for transporting and mounting one or more fishing rods and reels includes a carrier frame which mounts on a ferromagnetic surface. A plurality of fishing rod holders are mounted to the frame. A plurality of suction cups are secured to the frame to removably adhere the frame to the ferromagnetic surface. A plurality of magnets are secured to the frame to removably attach to the ferromagnetic surface to aid in keeping the suction cups affixed to the ferromagnetic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel M. Bestor
  • Patent number: 8967561
    Abstract: A holder is provided for holding an electronic device on a supporting surface. The holder includes a main body, an attaching member, and a connection arm. The main body includes a support member for supporting the electronic device and a restricting mechanism movably connected to the support member for stably keeping the electronic device in the support member. The attaching member is used for attaching the main body to the supporting surface. Two opposite ends of the connection arm are respectively rotatably coupled to the attaching member and the main body to allow the viewing angle of the electronic device being adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan-Chang Cheng, Cong-Bing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8950715
    Abstract: A support apparatus has a positioning disc mounted on a sucking disc. An operation disc is mounted on the positioning disc and has a receiving hole. Two bevel ribs are arc-shaped, are formed on and protrude along an inner wall of the receiving hole. The sucking disc has a column mounted through the positioning disc and the receiving hole of the operation disc. A pin is mounted through the column, with two ends of the pin protruding beyond the column and abutting against the two bevel ribs of the operation disc. By rotating the operation disc to axially move the pin upon abutting against the bevel ribs to pull the sucking disc, the sucking disc can be adhered to a tablet PC. A pivotable stand connected to the positioning disc can be rested on a desk to facilitate viewing at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mao-Tung Chiu, Daphne Su
  • Patent number: 8944392
    Abstract: A rotatable multi-cup suction device includes at least two suction cup assemblies coupled to each other through a rotatable connection assembly and each including a cup body that is in direct contact with an adhered surface of an object. The cup bodies are each provided with a cap positioned thereon to define a cavity with the cup body. Each of the cup bodies includes a coupling screw rod and each of the caps includes a mounting hole formed in a central portion thereof to receive the coupling screw rod to extend therethrough. Each of the caps is provided, on a top thereof, with a rotary knob that is threadingly coupled to the coupling screw rod and is provided with an air evacuation hole that is connectable to an air evacuation device. Each of the coupling screw rod has a distal end extending beyond an end face of the rotary knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8925881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic based mounting apparatus configured for supporting and or securing devices to a surface such as the windshield of a car or a window glass. Such magnetic based mounting apparatus comprises a first magnetic component configured for being associated with a first side of a mounting surface and a second magnetic component configured for being disposed on an opposing second side of said mounting surface adjacent to said first magnetic component thereby magnetically associating the two magnetic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Anna Genevieve Diatzikis, Vasilios Evan Diatzikis, Dominic Evangelos Diatzikis, Isaiah Monty Simmons
  • Publication number: 20140374552
    Abstract: A combination-type suction cup base, comprising a mounting base with a through-hole and a screw hole is described. One side of the through-hole is connected with a suction cup with a screw stem which absorbs the base to a wall surface. The screw stem is connected with a cap after passing through the through-hole. The screw hole is located in the region covered by the cap. At least two different object holders are mounted on the base. The base abandons the structure model of a cross rail spanned between two mounting bases and mounting multiple object holders on the cross rail. Thus, the structure is simple and small, with simple, convenient operation, facilitating hanging of objects by consumers, making the washroom, etc. tidier and cleaner. Furthermore, the base can also be fixed to an unsmooth wall surface by means of a screw, broadening the range of use of the-base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Xiaowen Zhong
  • Publication number: 20140374553
    Abstract: An attachable pad for a support includes an attachable pad body, an attachment sheet bonded to the attachable pad body, a cap covering the attachable pad body, an operation cap fixing the cap to the attachable pad body, and a support-connecting fixing ring between the cap and the operation cap. A main body wing is integrally provided in the attachable pad body between the attachment sheet and the attachable pad body. A fixing screw nut is integrally molded to the attachable pad body. A fixing screw bolt is separated from the nut to fix the fixing screw bolt to the fixing screw nut. A second pressing member is provided inside the cap to support the body wing. The second pressing member presses the body wing together with the body to the surface of an object while a first pressing member is pressing the body to the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Min Sik PARK
  • Patent number: 8894026
    Abstract: The fixing device of this present invention provides a fixing device of a sucking disc type with smaller volume and simple structure, connects to a housing case of the portable electronic device by a locking screw, and comprises an elastic rubber plate and a resilient metal sheet. The elastic rubber plate has an air-hole. The resilient metal sheet also has a through-hole. The resilient metal sheet forms a tiny gap with the elastic rubber plate, when the fixing device is pressed onto the smooth surface of the metal or glass object, the air between said rubber plate and the smooth surface of the metal or glass object going through the through-hole into the tiny gap and going out of the elastic rubber plate via the air-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mu-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8876072
    Abstract: A holder and a sucker thereof for mounting onto the surface of an object are provided. The sucker has an adhesive layer and a deformable body which is disposed on the edge of the adhesive layer. The holder further includes a rod and a locking module. An end of the rod is connected to the sucker. The locking module is disposed on the sucker and is adapted to lift the rod to form a low pressure space. Thus, the holder and the sucker can be positioned onto the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Sheng Hsu, Chih-Kuang Wang, Ching-Liang Chiang
  • Patent number: 8827222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for adjustably mounting a tablet PC or other electronic device for hands-free emplacement in a diverse range of environments. This continuation-in-part application emphasizes varieties of a subcombination apparatus that provides integrated mounting and adjusting means for use either with the present invention or with separate unspecified other devices and objects. The apparatus of the present invention attaches to various surfaces via a mounting means comprising an adjustable suction cup connected to hanger rotatable in multiple dimensions wherein the movement of adjustable parts is regulated by built-in, easily-reversible locking mechanisms. The invention, used with or without the present subcombination apparatuses, enables stable and precise positioning of personal electronic devices in almost any situation where rapid, impromptu, or reversible deployment is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen R. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8814113
    Abstract: A sucker includes a sucker body, a pressure sensor, a control circuit board, and a warning member. The sucker body has an attachment surface. The control circuit board and the warning member are combined with the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor, the control circuit board and the warning member are mounted in a closed receiving portion. The pressure sensor is connected to the attachment surface of the sucker body. Thus, the pressure sensor, the control circuit board and the warning member construct an early warning detection mechanism which successively detects and monitors the pressure of the attachment surface of the sucker body, and produces an early warning signal automatically by detection of the pressure differential of the attachment surface of the sucker body to prevent the sucker from being detached from an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tru-Miles Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuei-I Chen
  • Publication number: 20140203154
    Abstract: A support apparatus is provided, including a suction unit, a support unit and an engaging unit. The support unit includes a support frame and a locking element. The engaging unit is adjustably engaged to one end of the support frame. The support frame has a shape of a curvy board, with a side view showing an arc. The middle of the support frame includes a long hole, and the locking element passes the long hole to lock the support frame onto the top of the suction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Eagle FAN
  • Patent number: 8783634
    Abstract: A suction device having the ability to adhere to rough surfaces is provided, along with methods for attaching the suction device to a target surface. The suction device includes a body having a suction area and a plurality of micro-rods depending from margins of the suction area. The micro-rods provide sufficient friction when placed against a target surface that a suction seal can be formed by generating negative pressure between the suction area and the target surface. In certain embodiments, the suction device provides suction even on wet or underwater surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Adam P. Summers, Stanislav Gorb
  • Patent number: 8740161
    Abstract: A holder for sustaining a handheld electronic device is provided. The holder includes a sucker and a positioning device. The sucker has a central and peripheral portion. The positioning device, which is disposed on a side of the sucker, comprises a housing, a ball, a clamping assembly and a rod. The housing is disposed on the sucker and has a receiving space for the ball and the clamping assembly. The rod has a first end connecting to the central portion of the sucker and a second end extending towards the receiving space. When the rod is led to position the sucker onto an object, the clamping assembly is adapted to restrict the ball simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Sheng Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140124556
    Abstract: A holder for mounting a mobile electronic device to a vehicle is disclosed which comprises a first suction device for being mounted to a smooth surface in the vehicle by a suction force, a second suction device for being mounted to a smooth surface on the mobile electronic device also by a suction force, and a linking member having a first end attached to the first suction device and a second end attached to the second suction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Peigen Jiang
  • Patent number: 8709017
    Abstract: A mounting device for arranging a medical apparatus on a bone includes a fastening portion for fixing the mounting device to the bone. The fastening portion is configured to interface with the bone and operative to fix the mounting device to the bone using a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβky, Timo Neubauer, Julia Fessler
  • Patent number: 8681492
    Abstract: A fixing device and an electronic device using the same are disclosed, wherein the fixing device is mounted in the electronic device's case for fixing the electronic device on a plane. The fixing device includes a suction cap, a cap cover, an elastic element, and a pressing element. The suction cap includes a suction section and a suction cap main body. The suction section has a suction surface and the body contains an accommodating area for accommodating the elastic element. The cover portion has a bottom part which is connected to a cover portion main body of the cap cover. The pressing element includes a pressing part and of which the shape matches the accommodating area. When the pressing element is pressed, the air flow within the accommodating area is blocked by the pressing part substantially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Lung Fan
  • Patent number: 8662463
    Abstract: A temporary bracket includes a mounting bracket, an absorbing dish, and a placing member. The mounting bracket includes a mounting body. A mounting opening is defined in the mounting body. The mounting opening includes a wide part and a narrow part communicating with the wide part. The absorbing dish includes a suction cup for sucking a surface, a neck portion extending from the suction cup, and a securing portion extending from the neck portion. The neck portion is disposed in the narrow part. The securing portion is used for extending into the wide part and moves to the narrow part to enable the neck portion to be disposed in the narrow part. The placing member is secured to the mounting bracket for supporting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chuan-Kai Chang, Tsung-Te Tai
  • Publication number: 20140054338
    Abstract: A vacuum mount system a first vacuum device (12) configured for detachable connection to a portable electronic device (18), a second vacuum device (14) configured for detachable connection to a mounting surface (17), and a flexible connector (16) attached between the first vacuum device (12) and the second vacuum device (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 8651443
    Abstract: A device for clamping a scale to an attachment face of a support, the device including a securing element and a clamping element that is secured to a support by the securing element. The clamping element includes a first spring element that is resilient in a first direction toward an attachment face of the support, wherein the first spring element introduces a first clamping force on a scale in a direction of the attachment face. The clamping element further includes a second spring element that is resilient in a second direction that extends perpendicular to the first direction and wherein the second spring element introduces a second clamping force onto the scale in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Mayer
  • Publication number: 20140027588
    Abstract: A sucker includes a sucker body having a rough suction layer which includes a plurality of protrusions which are juxtaposed to each other closely, and a plurality of grooves defined between the protrusions. When the rough suction layer presses an attached face and is disposed at a negative pressure state, the sucker body is pressed toward the attached face by a normal force from the ambient air, so that the rough suction layer is compressed, and the grooves form multiple independent negative pressure or vacuum zones, to increase a negative pressure of the rough suction layer, to decrease air existing in the rough suction layer, and to reduce a vacuum leak in the rough suction layer, so as to increase an air-tightness between the rough suction layer and the attached face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kuei-I Chen