Including Annular Vacuum Cup Patents (Class 248/206.2)
  • Patent number: 10125969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light for attaching to the inside of a surface of the glass in a window. The device is adopted with a seal against the window to prevent light leaks or reflected light into the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: EPLS, LLC
    Inventor: Laura E. Welfare
  • Patent number: 10117505
    Abstract: An electronic case assembly includes a case that may contain an electronic device thereby facilitating the electronic device to be manipulated. A pair of magnets is each coupled to the case to magnetically engage a magnetic support surface. In this way the case is selectively retained on the magnetic support surface. A finger loop is pivotally coupled to the case. The finger loop is selectively positioned in a first position to insertably receive a finger thereby inhibiting the case from being dropped. The finger loop is selectively positioned in a second position to abut a support surface. In this way the case is reclined on the support surface for viewing the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Nicolas Alvarez
  • Patent number: 9987925
    Abstract: A display device for vehicles is provided. The display device includes: a base, a connecting assembly and a display module. The connecting assembly is disposed on the base by a hinge. The hinge has a pivot of which the center is defined as a central axis. A connecting groove is disposed on the back side of the display module, such that the display module can be connected to the base when the connecting assembly is slidingly inserted into the connecting groove. The connecting assembly can slide in the opposite direction to be removed from the connecting groove of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: JET OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Terry Hsiao-Yang Huang, Tai-Hao Wen
  • Patent number: 9919828
    Abstract: A balloon anchor and a table top centerpiece for anchoring a balloon filled with a substance that is lighter than the surrounding ambient air is disclosed. The centerpiece has a bottom wall and one or more sidewalls. The centerpiece provides a fill material receiving space for receiving decorative fill material below the rim. The bottom wall has a balloon anchor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Karen Anne Rhinerson, Lori Diane Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9720593
    Abstract: A touch panel operation device recognizes multiple kinds of operation events with respect to a touch panel with sufficient assurance and effectively restricts execution of processing not intended by a user. A gesture microcomputer detects a user's gesture with respect to a touch panel and notifies an HMI application of an operation signal corresponding to the detection. The HMI application determines an operation event from the operation signal notified by the gesture microcomputer. The notification is received in such a way that a present state of the touch panel is judged and the determination is made based on variation of the state and the like by monitoring the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Suzuki, Naoki Satou
  • Patent number: 9635998
    Abstract: A shoe drying assembly includes a panel that may have a shoe placed thereon. The panel engages an inner wall of a dryer thereby inhibiting the shoe from tumbling when the dryer is turned on. A coupler is coupled to the panel such that the coupler may magnetically engage the inner wall of the dryer. A first set of straps is provided and a second set of straps is provided. Each of the first set of straps and the second set of straps is coupled to the panel. Thus, each of the first set of straps and the second set of straps may be positioned over the shoe when the shoe is positioned on the panel. Each of the second set of straps is matable with an associated one of the first set of straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Lula Dowell
  • Patent number: 9566490
    Abstract: A training device for thrown or pitched balls at a target is disclosed, especially useful for basketball training, in which a hyperbolic paraboloid surface deflects the approaching ball at a known angle in a manner in which the returned ball will strike a mat. The mat includes indicia which can be diagnostically useful in determining the proper correction to the throw or pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9488214
    Abstract: An armature-based suction device comprising a convex surface on one side of the device when the device is not in use. A concave surface is located on an opposite side of the device when the device is not in use. The concave surface has a matte finish. The concave surface comprises a perimeter located on an outer edge of the concave surface where the perimeter is non-occlusive when the device is sealed onto a native surface. An annular square-shouldered cross-sectional recess located adjacent to the perimeter. The recess has a main flat surface that is at an acute angle to the concave surface, where the recess is non-occlusive when the vacuum seal is sealed onto a native surface. At least one annular band of soft, resilient, sticky, solid, and non-flowable material is located on the annular square-shouldered cross-sectional recess, and where the device is reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: John Orban, Robert Borghesi
  • Patent number: 9145913
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holder for the helmet, in which an suction band is formed by directly applying an adhesive soft material or by attaching a molded adhesive soft product to only the other portion of a pad except a center portion so that a vacuum state can be generated in the center portion of the pad; the suction band has a curved surface so as to be strongly mounted to even the helmet having a rounded shape; and a projection ring is formed on a circumference of the pad and a circumference of an inner circle of the pad to which the suction band will be attached so that the suction band can be easily formed on the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Soon Young Song
  • Publication number: 20150136922
    Abstract: A suction system includes a sucker having a working face and a dome spring attached to the sucker. The dome spring has a convex dome position and a concave dome position relative to the sucker and is configured such that, when the top of the dome spring is pushed inward past a critical moment, the dome spring reverses position without any further application of external force. The dome spring is attached to the sucker such that a change in position of the dome spring from the concave dome position to the convex dome position pushes the working face of the sucker in a direction away from the dome spring and a change in position of the dome spring from the convex dome position to the concave dome position allows the working face of the sucker to move in a direction towards the dome spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sulumbek Shamsadov
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8941544
    Abstract: The vehicle roof mount antenna to be detachably mounted on a vehicle roof is mainly constituted by an antenna cover 1, an antenna base 2, a boss 3, a pad 4, an annular rib 5, and an annular groove portion 6. The pad 4 has a boss hole 7 through which the boss 3 penetrates and is disposed between the antenna base 2 and the vehicle roof R. The annular rib 5, which is made of an elastic material, is provided on the vehicle roof R side surface of the pad 4. When the vehicle roof mount antenna is fixed to the vehicle roof R, the annular rib 5 is inclined from the boss hole 7 toward a periphery of the pad 4. The annular groove portion 6 is provided at a position where the pressing force of the annular rib 5 against the vehicle roof R can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kobayashi, Mitsuo Minakawa, Satoshi Oba, Makoto Hayashi, Toshiro Yokoyama
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8919712
    Abstract: A sucker assembly includes a sucker (10), a pull bar (13) secured on the sucker, a pressing seat (30) mounted on the pull bar and encompassing the sucker, a control handle (40) pivotally mounted on the pressing seat, and a pivot shaft (45) extending through the control handle, the pressing seat and the pull bar. The sucker includes a first layer (11) and a second layer (12). Thus, when the sucker is placed on a rough surface, the first layer of the sucker can be deformed elastically to fill the corrugated gaps of the rough surface, so that the first layer of the sucker is bonded onto the surface closely to prevent ambient air from entering the space between the sucker and the rough surface to keep the vacuum state of the sucker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ferro-Carbon Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lung-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8893349
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus to hold one or more windshield wipers stationary against a vehicle window. The apparatus comprises a window placement module comprising a vacuum cup that has a vacuum zone and an attachment means that is located at a point on the cup other than within the vacuum zone. The attachment means is linked to a first point of each of one or more arms; a second point of each arm is linked to a clamping module optionally in a rotatable way. When in use the clamping module constrains movement of a windshield wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Isaac M. Rabin, Steven Wang
  • Publication number: 20140284439
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved device for holding a towel or equivalent article for use in the bath or shower so to provide a means of wiping eyes free of irritants. A retractable article holding device encases a retractable reel mechanism in a water tight housing unit, which is suction mounted to a vertical surface. The retractable mechanism consists of at least one tether cord and at least one gripping mechanism, to which a towel or equivalent article can be securely fastened. The retractable tether allows for the towel or equivalent article to be extended to a desired location when tension is applied and subsequently retract to its original position when tension is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Melissa Ann Biagiotti
  • Publication number: 20140250671
    Abstract: Devices for bags having one or more straps comprising an attachment case, a clasp, and a hook connected by one or more chains to an annular connector, where the attachment case comprises a top portion and a bottom portion that contains a suction cup for securing the bag to a flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Lauren Marie Murphy Garcia
  • 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: 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: 8684218
    Abstract: Vessel including a unitary or two-part vessel base having an intermediate wall portion, upper and lower wall portions on opposite sides of the intermediate wall portion, and upper and lower seal rims adjacent the respective upper and lower wall portions. The upper and intermediate wall portions define an upper chamber space including at least one upper chamber. The lower and intermediate wall portions define a lower chamber space including at least one lower chamber. The seal rims include edges configured to provide suction when pressed against a flat surface, preferably when these rims are wet. Lids engage with upper and lower lid-receiving portions, respectively, defined by the vessel base to selectively close the upper or lower chamber space. The two-part vessel base has a mating structure to facilitate selective attachment and separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8572835
    Abstract: A glass-setting apparatus may include an upper support arm and a lower support arm. The upper support arm may be attachable to a roof of a vehicle and may have a holding mechanism operable to hold a top edge of a sheet of material. The lower support arm may be attachable to a hood of the vehicle and may have one or more notches along a portion of the lower support arm that is operable to receive a bottom edge of the sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Dell Skluzak, David Whisenhunt
  • Patent number: 8534633
    Abstract: A suction cup for a tool driven by vacuum is presented, the suction cup in a first or upper end arranged to be brought into fluid flow communication with a vacuum source and in its opposite end arranged to be brought tightly into contact with the surface of an object to be handled. The suction cup is in its lower end arranged to be coupled to a sealing ring having a sealing surface arranged between an outer periphery and a through-opening defined by an inner periphery, and the sealing ring in the region of its inner periphery having a lip arranged to engage with the suction cup, to which purpose the suction cup in its lower end has a circumferentially running groove) in which the peripheral region and the lip of the sealing ring is insertable under form fitting engagement and in a radially overlapping relation between the groove and the lip in the region (r) of engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Xerex AB
    Inventor: Peter Tell
  • Patent number: 8511626
    Abstract: A GPS device comprises a GPS unit, a visor, and an optional attachment means to attach the visor to the GPS unit to improve the viewing of the visual display screen under bright light and/or to eliminate the reflection of the lighted display screen of the GPS unit from a vehicle's windshield during nighttime driving; a visor set comprising said visor and said attachment means; said visor or visor set optionally comprising a GPS antenna for stronger reception and/or a faster acquisition of satellite GPS signals; a method for improving the viewing of the display screen under bright light, for eliminating reflection of the display screen from the vehicle's windshield, and for providing improved satellite GPS signals by using the GPS device or the visor set hereinabove; and an article of manufacture comprising the GPS device or the visor set hereinabove, in association with instructions for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Albert Long Trinh, Dennis Sam Trinh, Toan Trinh
  • Patent number: 8480045
    Abstract: A suction cup has a generally cylindrical neck integral with and extending outwardly from the cup portion outer surface. The neck is formed of a pair of legs separated by a slot opening to an exposed end of the neck. The neck also has a transverse bore passing through the legs along an axis that intersects the slot. Preferably the axis is normal to the slot. The suction cup may have a support or hook having a curved portion. The hook or support has a straight portion and a cross member attached to the straight portion. At least part of the straight portion is within the slot of the suction cup and at least part of the cross member is within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: William E. Adams, IV
  • Patent number: 8474778
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for adjustably mounting a tablet PC, portable personal computer, or flat panel video display, which is particularly suited for use during travel and in rugged conditions. The apparatus enables stable and versatile emplacement of a tablet PC by incorporating multiple independent adjustment and attachment elements. A mounting means, such as a suction cup assembly, is attachable to various surfaces and is connected to a hanger from which cordage or straps descend to a suspended frame. The frame features clips, resilient spacers, and adjustable dimensions to securely hold any commercially available tablet PC therein. The frame may further comprise various swappable stabilizer elements to separately regulate the orientation and attachment of the tablet PC to a surface. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus is mounted to a windshield and the frame positions the tablet PC over the center console in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen R. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8474768
    Abstract: A device for supporting a part has a mounting element with a pocket-shaped receptacle and a suction element which supports the part and can be received in the pocket-shaped receptacle or removed from it and directly attached to the surface, so that in both cases the part is supported on the surface, either through the suction element and the mounting element or through the suction element only, and a width of at least a portion of the suction element is smaller than a width of the pocket-shaped receptacle of the mounting element, so that when the portion of the suction element is inserted into the pocket-shaped receptacle of the mounting element, it is compressed and thereby tightly retained in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Publication number: 20130134284
    Abstract: A grasping assembly, for grasping an electronic device, includes a fixing seat, a first grasping member securely mounted on the fixing seat, a second grasping member, and at least one elastic member mounted on the second grasping member. A resisting portion is formed on the fixing seat toward the first grasping member. The second grasping member is slidably mounted between the fixing seat and the first grasping member. A grasping portion is formed on a free end of the second grasping member away from the fixing seat. When the second grasping member slides along the fixing seat away from the first grasping member, the at least one elastic member is resisted by the resisting portion and is deformed to generate an elastic force for moving the grasping portion toward the first grasping member for grasping the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: WU-ZHU HU, WU-QI LI, JIN-XIN WANG, TANG LI
  • Publication number: 20130112824
    Abstract: A placing structure is disposed with a main body made of a flexible material and at least one sucking component. The main body is disposed with at least one through hole. Each sucking component can selectively pass through the through hole to fasten on the main body. At least one electronic device can be combined with a power bank through the sucking component, and the electrical connection is formed. Alternatively, at least one expansion module is combined with the electronic device, and the electrical connection is formed to reduce carry volume and increase practicality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: TENNRICH INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: TENNRICH INTERNATIONAL CORP.
  • Publication number: 20130099075
    Abstract: A support device includes a base, a support tube, and a support bracket. The support tube includes a plurality of support units coaxially connected together in order, the support tube has a first end fixed to the base, and a second end opposite to the first end. The support bracket is adjustably mounted to the base via the support tube, the support bracket is fixed to the second end of the support tube. Each support unit of the support tube includes a linking base and a linking head opposite to the linking base, the linking base of each support unit is adjustably ball hinged with the linking head of one adjacent support unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIN-XIN WANG, BEN-XIANG ZHAO, WU-ZHU HU, WU-QI LI, TANG LI
  • Publication number: 20130087667
    Abstract: A device for supporting a part has a mounting element with a pocket-shaped receptacle and a suction element which supports the part and can be received in the pocket-shaped receptacle or removed from it and directly attached to the surface, so that in both cases the part is supported on the surface, either through the suction element and the mounting element or through the suction element only, and a width of at least a portion of the suction element is smaller than a width of the pocket-shaped receptacle of the mounting element, so that when the portion of the suction element is inserted into the pocket-shaped receptacle of the mounting element, it is compressed and thereby tightly retained in it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8387932
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a suction cup, including: a suction cup body formed from gel and having at least one flat or convex face serving as a suction face; a shape retaining member provided on the suction cup body and having elasticity for restoring, when the suction cup body is deformed, the suction cup body so as to restore an original shape; and a center stem connected to the suction cup body and projecting from a portion of the suction cup body positioned remotely from a location of the suction cup body at which the suction face is provided in a direction intersecting with the center of the suction face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Takahashi, Makoto Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20130048809
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for adjustably mounting a tablet PC, portable personal computer, or flat panel video display, which is particularly suited for use during travel and in rugged conditions. The apparatus enables stable and versatile emplacement of a tablet PC by incorporating multiple independent adjustment and attachment elements. A mounting means, such as a suction cup assembly, is attachable to various surfaces and is connected to a hanger from which cordage or straps descend to a suspended frame. The frame features clips, resilient spacers, and adjustable dimensions to securely hold any commercially available tablet PC therein. The frame may further comprise various swappable stabilizer elements to separately regulate the orientation and attachment of the tablet PC to a surface. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus is mounted to a windshield and the frame positions the tablet PC over the center console in an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen R. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8376295
    Abstract: A dual-layer suction cup includes an outer body, an adhesive soft inner body and an elastic unit. The outer body is made of a hard material. The adhesive soft inner body can be attached to a smooth airtight surface and a rough airtight surface, providing an adhesion effect. The elastic unit will provide elasticity in an opposite direction after being pressed, such that the chamber in the suction cup is in a vacuum state to enhance the adhesion effect. The adhesive soft inner body and the elastic unit of the present invention greatly enhance the adhesion effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yang Hao, Ming Da Huang
  • Patent number: 8356781
    Abstract: A suction device includes a suction cup, a vertical bar connected with the suction cup, a first support cap having an opening that the vertical bar can be placed through and a first pair of gaps in the rim of the first support cap, a sleeve connected with the first support cap for containing the vertical bar, a linkage unit combined with the sleeve and the vertical bar, for controlling the vertical bar to move in the sleeve to pull the suction cup, to enable the suction functionality, and a second support cap between the suction cup and the first support cap, combined with the first support cap through relative rotation and having a second pair of gaps in the rim of the second support cap. The suction device can firmly attach to a curved surface when the second pair of gaps is under the first pair of gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Hong Chen, Jen-Yung Chang
  • Patent number: 8348216
    Abstract: A device for attachment to both porous and non-porous wall surfaces includes a suction cup having an elastomeric core and an elastomeric outer layer that is substantially softer than the inner layer. The outer layer includes material that fills pores within a porous surface against which the suction cup is held. The inner layer prevents tearing of the suction cup and causes a partial vacuum to be formed as the suction cup attempts to return to its original shape following depression against a wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 8333353
    Abstract: A compact, portable, temporary mount for portable devices capable of mounting such a device to any smooth, flat surface is described. The apparatus is compact, lightweight, and can be deployed and removed quickly and easily for user convenience. Certain embodiments of the present invention also provide means for multi-directional adjustment for obtaining optimal desired viewing angle for the portable device and can universally adapt to a wide variety of devices and device cases. Furthermore, multiple methods of attaching the present invention to a device or device case are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Brandra, LLC
    Inventors: Branden Silverman, Sandra Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8333354
    Abstract: A structure for removable attachment to a substantially vertical surface for example of glass, glazed tiles or metal. The structure includes a suction disk for sealingly contacting a surface, a pulling member attached to the suction disk for drawing a part of the suction disk away from the surface, so that a partial vacuum is created between the suction disk and the surface. Rotation of the rotatable member draws the pulling member and respective part of the suction disk away from the surface. An intermediate member is provided which engages the suction disk and supports the rotatable member. A structural member is mounted in or on the intermediate member. The outer diameter of the rotatable member is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the adjacent part of the intermediate member, so that a user's fingers will grip the rotatable member without catching on parts of the intermediate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Croydex Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harry Tooley, Charles Frederick Burrows
  • Publication number: 20120305509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a retaining device for mounting a toy mounting assembly to a surface, such as a table top or highchair tray, wherein the toy mounting assembly further comprises adjustable tethering straps which can be attached to toys or any childcare item used by an infant or toddler. The toy mounting assembly comprises a suction cup base mounted thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Alice K. Benson
  • Publication number: 20120292467
    Abstract: A bracket for holding a household is disclosed. The bracket include an installation member, the installation member including an installation body, a receiving portion and a limiting portion located on the installation body, and a latching opening defined in the receiving portion; an attachment dish, the attachment dish including a suction cup for sucking on a plane, a connecting portion extending from the suction cup, and a latching portion extending from the connecting portion; the latching portion elastically engaged between the receiving portion and the limiting portion; and the connecting portion engaged in the latching opening; and a placing member rotatably secured to the installation member for supporting the household item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YUN-LUNG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120286113
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung CHEN, Chuan-Kai CHANG, Tsung-Te TAI
  • Patent number: 8302920
    Abstract: A dual vacuum mount type support device includes a support arm, two vacuum mount assemblies pivotally connected to the two distal ends of the support arm for securing to the flat surface of a support wall and the flat surface of an object to be supported on the support wall, and two pivot locks for locking the vacuum mount assemblies to the support arm in the respective adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Wen-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8297568
    Abstract: A sucking and holding device includes: a vacuum chuck for vacuum-sucking a substrate; and a suction assisting device for sandwiching the object between it and the vacuum chuck. The suction assisting device includes a substrate-facing surface. The substrate-facing surface seals a through hole provided in the substrate. With this configuration, the sucking and holding device can vacuum-suck and hold the substrate having a through hole. This leads to an accomplishment of a device which can hold various objects without positional displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Junichi Katsuragawa