Having Plural, Oppositely Acting Resilient Members Acting As Retainer Or Keeper Patents (Class 248/222.12)
  • Patent number: 10427060
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a decorative attachment system for a syringe according to various aspects of the present technology include a figurine and a clip used to connect the figurine to a syringe during use. The clip is configured to be securely attached to the figurine on one end and receive and hold the syringe on a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GDI Day Three, LLC
    Inventor: Chase Corwin
  • Patent number: 10293943
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an aircraft seatback pocket spring provides a pre-loaded spring force for holding the pocket closed. The pocket spring may include a length of a wire extending between inner surfaces of frame members on either side of the seat and forming an upper edge of the pocket. Second lengths of wire may extend from ends of the first length of wire in a vertical direction to form side edges of the seatback pocket. Coils may be formed at each end of the second lengths of wire and may be mounted to receiving elements provided on inner surfaces of the frame members. Extension members extending from the coils may contact a contact point on the same or proximate frame members to maintain the pre-loaded spring force on the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Pozzi, Randall Bryce Liposky, Fabio Anello
  • Patent number: 10196028
    Abstract: A steering wheel includes a steering wheel body including at least two insertion openings, and an airbag module including at least two hooks inserted into the insertion openings. The hooks are held by wires so that the airbag module is supported by the steering wheel body. Either the at least two hooks or the at least two insertion holes are provided with adjustment ribs which come into contact with the other ones of the at least two hooks and the at least two openings, thereby regulating the positions of the other ones, so as to receive the weight of the airbag module applied to the steering wheel body. Accordingly, a decrease in positioning performance of the airbag module is prevented, so as to regulate the position of the airbag module in the steering wheel body with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIHON PLAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamami, Yohei Kiuchi, Yuta Inaba, Takashi Mitobe
  • Patent number: 10099633
    Abstract: A license plate mounting bracket for vehicles having horizontal grilles A license plate mounting bracket for vehicles having mesh or horizontal grilles includes a license plate holder, a first L-shaped backing having a forward-facing horizontal portion and a vertical portion, the vertical portion including a plurality of vertically-aligned threaded holes, and a first male-to-female standoff including an axial threaded hole at a female end thereof, a shoulder, and a male threaded portion extending from the shoulder, the male threaded portion of the first male-to-female standoff engaging one of the vertically-aligned threaded holes in the first L-shaped backing. The shoulders of the first male-to-female standoff are coupled to the license plate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Ernest R. Honaker
  • Patent number: 10067040
    Abstract: A container for storing a biological sample is disclosed. The container includes a first chamber having a sidewall extending between an open end and a closed end, defining a first chamber interior adapted to receive a sample holder therein. The container also includes a second chamber having a sidewall extending between an open end and a closed end, defining a second chamber interior adapted to subsequently receive the sample holder therein. The second chamber interior is in fluid isolation from the first chamber interior. A removable closure encloses at least one of the open end of the first chamber and the open end of the second chamber while the sample holder is disposed within one of the first chamber interior and the second chamber interior. A first fluid may be disposed within the first chamber interior, and a second different fluid may be disposed within the second chamber interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Clinton A. Haynes, Robert G. States, III
  • Patent number: 9956925
    Abstract: A structure is used wherein a clip holding component of a harness protector can be formed as a separate item from a clip. A clip holding component of a type that is moveable in the X axis direction is used for a least one of the clip holding components of the harness protector. This clip holding component that is moveable in the X axis direction has a widened slit to accommodate misalignment in the X axis direction b. The clip holding component may be combined with other stationary type clip holding components or clip holding components which are moveable in the Y axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Newfrey LLC, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Akazawa, Shohei Iwamoto, Masakazu Hirai
  • Patent number: 9872720
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a controller for controlling ablation of a target tissue of a patient with an ablation device comprising at least one electrode and at least one sensor. The controller typically comprises a storage medium and one or more computing devices operably coupled with the storage medium. The storage medium can comprise patient image data and the one or more computing devices are configured to direct power to the at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PULNOVO MEDICAL (WUXI) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shaoliang Chen
  • Patent number: 9789752
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a hook assembly for use with a vehicle having a vehicle interior, a vehicle door having a window bordered by a lining, and a sunshade assembly configured to cover the window, the sunshade assembly having a support member by which the sunshade assembly can be secured to the lining to cover the window. The hook assembly can include a grommet configured to be connected to the lining. The hook assembly can also include a hook member configured to be disposed adjacent and attached to the grommet such that the grommet is disposed between the hook member and the lining, the hook member including a hook extending therefrom, the hook being configured to engage the support member to secure the sunshade assembly to the lining to cover the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Generoso Tan Sia, Jr., Jason R. Dilley
  • Patent number: 9677325
    Abstract: The presently-disclosed subject matter includes a bracket that can be mounted to a surface, and that can protect openings and other water sensitive areas on the surface from water damage. Embodied brackets can comprise a mount that can be mounted to a surface, an extension that protrudes outwardly from the mount, and an attachment portion to which a water resistant material can be attached. In some embodiments the bracket is mounted to a wall above and/or near an opening or other water sensitive area, and the bracket and/or water sensitive material protect the opening or water sensitive area from water damage. In some implementations two or more brackets are attached to form a continuous bracket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Buermann, Wade Holt, Tony Ziter
  • Patent number: 9622360
    Abstract: A movable digital display includes pivotable left and right side brackets. Each of the brackets has a connector coupled to a first end of a rod. The connector pivotally attaches to a window frame. An orifice is positioned proximate a second end of the rod. Each of the brackets has a shaft with a first terminus and a second terminus. There is a fastener coupled to the first terminus of the shaft. The fastener is configured to pivotally attach to the digital display. There is an aperture proximate to the second terminus of the shaft. The aperture is complimentary to the orifice of the rod. Each of the brackets has a pivot pin extending through the orifice and the aperture, such that the rod and the shaft are coupled and such that the rod and the shaft are able to pivot relative to the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Silas Smith
  • Patent number: 9590398
    Abstract: An anchor for lightning protection systems include a base and pad that extend over a sufficient area and a sufficient bearing length to hold in shear and in tension against the weight, shear force, and moment of cables, points, and other components of a lightning protection systems. The mounting anchor is non-penetrating, and adheres to a vertical surface almost immediately without requiring damage to structures, long term support over days waiting for cure, and works in overhang situations as well. An integrated clip may be constructed with the base from sheet material. Adhesion of the base to a cover material on a wall or parapet may be promptly followed by snapping cable into clips formed monolithically with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LIGHTENING PROTECTION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Partridge, Todd Vought, Travis Vought
  • Patent number: 9494700
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for attaching autonomous seismic nodes to a deployment cable. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a seismic node having a direct attachment mechanism configured to directly attach the seismic node to a deployment line, the direct attachment mechanism being configurable between an open and/or unlocked position and a closed and/or locked position to release and retain the deployment line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Johan Fredrik Næs, Arne Henning Rokkan, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Fredrik Lund, Robert Schistad
  • Patent number: 9494301
    Abstract: A lighting fixture including alighting housing having a reflector member having that is attached to the bottom of the lighting housing, lights positioned beneath the reflector, first and second brackets positioned on the top surface the reflector member, wherein the reflector member is hingedly mounted to the lighting housing using a first fastener extending through the first bracket, and using a second fastener extending through the second bracket of the reflector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventors: Sagar Rudrappa Muchandi, Vinaya Nandish Kubsad
  • Patent number: 9475421
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly typically includes a high beam reflector and a low beam reflector. A linkage synchronizes the aim of a high beam reflector with a low beam reflector while also providing damping for both reflectors to stop them from visibly shaking or fluttering the light beam under vibration in actual use. The damping linkage could also be employed in a single reflector environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Burton Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Edwards Burton
  • Patent number: 9252702
    Abstract: A bracket is used for supporting at least one solar module each of which has a frame. The bracket includes a fastener, a holder and a fixing element. The fastener includes a top portion and extended portions connected vertically to both sides of the top portion. The top portion has a concave segment at its central position. The holder includes a supporting portion for resisting the bracket. The holder has first through holes, in which the extended portions pass through a plurality of second through holes of the frame and the first through holes of the holder for sandwiching the bracket between the fastener and the holder. The fixing element is used for fixing the fastener on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sih-Siou Chiu
  • Patent number: 9214131
    Abstract: A mobile device accessory includes an integrated non-volatile display (NVD) that uses substantially no power in order to maintain an image displayed thereon. A mobile device connected to the accessory controls the NVD by providing both image data for display on the NVD and power for powering of the NVD. In response to receiving a user-input command to display an image on the NVD, the mobile device transiently provides power to the accessory. While power is provided, the mobile device transmits the data for the image to the accessory. Once the image is displayed on the NVD, the mobile device substantially withdraws power provided to the accessory. Upon receiving a user-input command to update an image on the NVD, the mobile device again transiently provides power to the accessory for a limited period of time sufficient to provide and display the updated image on the NVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Saeed S. Saatchi, Sheela Thimmappa, Ning Zhang
  • Patent number: 9136621
    Abstract: An arrangement has guides that define passageways for left and right edges of a card, and a tab located in a path of a connector at a front edge of the card. The tab is elastically deformable out of the path by movement of the connector, as the card is inserted into the arrangement. The tab returns to a space behind the connector when the connector moves past a highest point on the tab. The highest point is located between two surfaces of the tab: a ramp-up surface and a ramp-down surface. During movement along the path, the connector slides on the ramp-up surface to elastically deform the tab out of the path, and on further movement the ramp-down surface pushes on the connector as the connector mates with another external connector. Thereafter, presence of the tab keeps the two connectors mated, until the module is removed from the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: Wayde C. Jaskela
  • Patent number: 9088138
    Abstract: A mounting device for securing an electronic component includes a support base, a fixing board and a latching member. The support base includes a first track defining a first sliding direction and a second track defining a second sliding direction that intersects with the first sliding direction. The fixing board is connected to the electronic component and capable of sliding along the first track with the electronic component. The latching member is capable of sliding along the second track and includes an elastic element. The elastic element is configured to position the latching member at a desired position with respect to the support base and to provide a resilient force to the latching member, allowing the latching member to push the fixing board to cause the fixing board to abut against the support base, thereby limiting a movement of the fixing board along the first track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 9010696
    Abstract: A support assembly connected with a stud for securing and guiding conduit and/or cable is provided. The support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a securing arm for securing and guiding the conduit and/or cable and an engaging tab coupled with an end of the securing arm. The engaging tab includes a first engagement member facing a second engagement member, a side engagement member connecting the first and second engagement members together, and a first compressible member extending in a first direction D1 either from the first engagement member towards the second engagement member or from the second engagement member towards the first engagement member. The first compressible member is compressible in a second direction D2 opposite that of the first direction D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo, Justin McMath
  • Patent number: 8951653
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, a plurality of holders, and a thermistor. Each of at least one of holders includes a thermistor holder. The thermistor supporter includes a pair of thermistor receiving segments, a pair of thermistor engagement segments, and a thermistor cover portion. The sensor casing includes a bias portion and an elastic claw portion. The bias portion is provided to press the sensor against one of the top surface and the bottom surface provided in the at least one of the battery cells by utilizing a reaction force generated by pressing the thermistor cover portion. The elastic claw portion has a width larger than the distance between the pair of thermistor receiving segments when the elastic claw portion is in a free state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomomi Kurita
  • Patent number: 8938928
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention describes roofing batten snap spacers that elevate a roofing batten from a roof. In one or more embodiments, the roofing batten snap spacer includes a base element having a first vertical height and having a first side, an opposing side, a first end and an opposing end. According to at least one embodiment, the base element couples with a roofing batten and elevates the roofing batten. The roofing batten may comprise an elongated portion of material having a top surface, a bottom surface and a portion therebetween of a second vertical height, such that the material couples with a roofing material. In at least one embodiment, the base element elevates the roofing batten from a roof by the first vertical height. This enables the roofing material to be offset from the roof by a sum of the first and second vertical heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Stoneworth Building Products
    Inventor: Andrew Alingh
  • Patent number: 8931860
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a sliding drawer mechanism is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a latching member and a mounting piece. The bracket includes a side plate, and the side plate defines a limiting hole. The latching member is secured to the sliding drawer mechanism and includes an elastic latching portion. The mounting piece extends from the sliding drawer mechanism, and a mounting post protrudes from the mounting piece. The mounting post is received in the limiting hole to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially parallel to the side plate, and the elastic latching portion and the mounting piece are located on two opposite sides of the side plate, to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially perpendicular to the side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8848376
    Abstract: A rack-mounted console module includes a lower unit slideably mounted on a rail and an upper unit pivotally coupled to the lower unit. A locking mechanism includes a first part moveably disposed in the lower unit and a second part fixedly disposed on the rail. When the upper unit is closed and the lower unit slides along the rail to a target position, the first part of the locking mechanism changes from a released state to a locked state where it engages the second part of the locking mechanism to lock the lower unit. When the upper unit is opened, the first part changes from the locked state to a ready-to-released state. When the upper unit is subsequently closed, the first part changes from the ready-to-released state to a released state where it disengages from the second part, and the console module can be slid back into the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aten International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Yuan Lee
  • Publication number: 20140263903
    Abstract: A concrete anchor for securing the lanyard of a workman's harness to a fixed position on a concrete surface includes a cylindrical housing having an outer wall with openings therein and a rod that extends above the housing to which a harness can be attached. Hard metal balls within the housing are associated with each opening and are dimensioned so that a portion of each ball can pass through each opening but the entire ball can not pass therethrough. A pair of cones within the housing move the balls radially outwardly as the cones are moved upwardly by the rod which is spring biased upwardly. A visual marker carried by the rod normally lies within the housing but is visible from outside of the housing if said rod has moved up by a predetermined amount. This gives an indication that the anchor has been used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Meyer Ostrobrod
  • Patent number: 8770526
    Abstract: An electrical box support assembly for mounting an electrical box between a pair of studs is provided. The electrical box support assembly includes, but is not limited to, a pair of telescoping overlapping struts and a pair of engaging tabs detachably coupled with each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts. Each strut has a face to which the electrical box may be secured. Each of the pair of engaging tabs includes a first engagement member for primarily engaging a closed face of one of the studs and a side engagement member connected generally perpendicular with the first engagement member. Each end of the pair of telescoping overlapping struts may be detachably coupled at one of two positions on each engaging tab in order to accommodate electrical boxes of varying depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Asim Siddiqui, Anthony Caringella, Tom Colangelo
  • Patent number: 8699217
    Abstract: A fixing device for use with at least one expansion card in a computer chassis includes a positioning member and a fixing member. One side of the positioning member defines at least one first slot. The fixing member includes a fixing portion and a rotatable portion rotatablely connected to the fixing portion. The fixing portion defines at least one second slot corresponding to the at least one first slot. When the rotatable portion is able to rotate to a position where the at least one first slot face to the at least one second slot, allowing opposite sides of the free end of the at least one expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Qing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8662462
    Abstract: A suspension apparatus includes a casing, a fixing member received in the casing, and a hanging portion extending from a first end of the casing. The fixing member includes two latches. First ends of the latches are rotatably connected to each other. Each latch includes a tab extending from a second end of the latch and extending through a second end of the casing, and an operation portion extending from the latch and extending through one of opposite sides of the casing. The latches to rotate relative to each other to drive the tabs of the latches closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8662455
    Abstract: Embodiments of a spring clip retention system are provided for securing a generally cylindrical component, as are embodiments of a guided munition including a spring clip retention system. In one embodiment, the spring clip retention system includes a captive feature and a spring clip. The captive feature includes opposing ledges and a channel formed beneath and partially enclosed by the opposing ledges. The spring clip includes opposing retainer arms and a base portion, which extends between the opposing retainer arms and which is received within the channel. The spring clip deflects outward when the component is inserted between the opposing retainer arms. The base portion abuts the undersides of the opposing ledges when the spring clip is deflected outward by insertion of the component to prevent disengagement of the base portion from the captive feature in a direction substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Christopher L. Hernandez, Ryan A. Egbert
  • Patent number: 8613156
    Abstract: A method of providing a shelf-attached tag holder defining an upwardly-open slot for receiving a main price tag and further having a slip-fit top attachment system; and placing a main price tag into the upwardly-open slot in a visible position. The method also includes temporarily attaching a supplemental information tag by sliding a top edge of the supplemental information tag into the downwardly-open front throat with a folded attachment flange providing positive engagement with the slip-fit top attachment system, with the supplemental information tag being positioned in front of the main price tag. The method also includes, after the step of temporarily attaching, a step of pulling the supplemental information price tag downwardly with sufficient force to overcome the positive engagement of the folded attachment flange to thus remove the supplemental information tag without disturbing the main price tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Grandville Printing Company
    Inventors: Chris E. Nunez, Robert J. Wojczynski
  • Patent number: 8584999
    Abstract: This invention relates to a retaining mechanism adapted for securing a data storage device having sides formed with a plurality of mounting holes. The retaining mechanism includes a securing structure and a retainer. The securing structure includes a wall body, an accommodating hole formed through the wall body, and a pair of elastic arms extending from the wall body into the accommodating hole. Each elastic arm has a fixed end connected to the corresponding inner surface of the accommodating hole and a free end extending inclined and downwardly toward a bottom of the accommodating hole. The retainer has one end engaging one of the mounting holes in the data storage device and the other end pressed by the elastic arms, and is secured in the securing structure. The retaining mechanism can be used as a snap-in bracket or a frame for quick replacement of the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Li Liu, Yung-Lung Liu
  • Patent number: 8576550
    Abstract: A keyboard fixing structure for fixing a keyboard in an opening of a housing is disclosed. The keyboard fixing structure includes an engaging portion, a first fixing portion, a first flexible connecting portion, a second fixing portion and a second flexible connecting portion. The engaging portion presses a first side of the keyboard in the opening. The first fixing portion is fixed on the housing, and the first flexible connecting portion is connected to the first fixing portion and the engaging portion. The second fixing portion is fixed on the housing, and the second flexible connecting portion is connected to the second fixing portion and the engaging portion. The first flexible connecting portion and the second flexible connecting portion cooperatively provide resilient force to the engaging portion in a first direction for driving the engaging portion to press the first side of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Hsien Huang, Chi-Chun Chiang, Chih-Hao Chen, Chia-Hsiung Hsueh
  • Patent number: 8512835
    Abstract: A vehicle wash system having a plurality of vehicle treatment components with one of the plurality of vehicle treatment components including at least one support member. The at least one support member has an exterior surface. A shrinkable sleeve is sized to fit over the exterior surface of the at least one support member. The shrinkable sleeve is slid onto the at least one support member and located in a predetermined position around the exterior surface. Upon application of heat to the shrinkable sleeve, it shrinks and conforms to the shape of the exterior surface of the at least one support member such that it is fixedly attached to the exterior surface of the at least one support member in the predetermined position. The result is a protective covering for the support member that is durable and readily cleanable such that fluid and debris can be easily wiped off of the covering and corrosion of the support member is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Motor City Wash Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Wentworth, J. Allan Lunk
  • Publication number: 20130153268
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus for fastening a heat sink having a base to a circuit board includes two fasteners, two nuts, and two springs. Each fastener includes a head, a threaded pole extending down from a bottom of the head, and two spaced latching arms extending down from a bottom end of the threaded pole, for extending through the base and the circuit board to engage with a bottom surface of the circuit board. The nuts are respectively placed around and are engaged with the threaded poles, and movable up and down relative to the threaded pole. The springs are respectively placed around the threaded poles between the base and the corresponding nuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lei LIU
  • Patent number: 8453983
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for an electronic device chassis includes a base, a supporting assembly fixed to the base to detachably mount the chassis, a guiding block, an operation member, and a latching member. The guiding block is slidably attached to the supporting assembly along a first direction. The latching member and the operation member are slidably attached to the guiding block along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. A first protrusion with a first slope and a second protrusion with a second slope protrude from the guiding block. The operation member includes a first sliding block with a third slope abutting against the second slope. The latching member includes a second sliding block with a fourth slope abutting against the first slope. An inserting pin extends up from the guiding block, to engage in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ri-Dong Huang, Guang-Yao Lee
  • Patent number: 8453984
    Abstract: The instrument stand, which supports an instrument on a wire rack or similar surface, includes a body, a biasing element and a hook member. The stand is capable of connecting to an instrument, and the biasing element, preferably formed by at least two legs, is also connected to the body, wherein when contacting a surface the legs bias the body in a direction opposite the surface. The hook member connects to one of either a leg or the body, such that the hook member is capable of engaging the surface to thereby oppose the bias by the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Jim Best, Todd Brunner, Marco Perry
  • Patent number: 8448270
    Abstract: A movable support seat for a shower head includes a holding member to receive a removable shower head; a moving member moving vertically along a post and being used to receive the holding member; the moving member having a body disposed to the post, at least one movable retaining paw axially fixed to the body, a resilient element installed to a predetermined position of the retaining paw to actuate the paw portion to elastically engage with a peripheral outer surface of the post and to position the moving member to the post such that when a pressing portion of the retaining paw is pressed, first or second abutting wall of the retaining paw disengages from the post so that the moving member is adjusted freely on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Ta Yang
  • Publication number: 20130127310
    Abstract: A bracket is used for an electronic device into a frame. The frame includes two opposite wall surfaces and at least one pair of guiding rails disposed on the two wall surfaces. The bracket includes a main connection portion, two main elastic arms, and main engaging posts. The main elastic arms respectively extend from two ends of the main connection portion. The two main elastic arms extend towards the same direction with a clamping space defined between the two main elastic arms for accommodating the electronic device. The main engaging posts are respectively disposed on sides of the two main elastic arms facing each other, so that the main engaging posts extend towards the clamping space for engaging lateral surfaces of the electronic device. The two main elastic arms respectively slide along the two guiding rails, so as to fix the electronic device into the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu-Ming YU, Fu-Jen Yang, Wei-chen Liu
  • Patent number: 8444100
    Abstract: A retainer structure having excellent workability of attaching to and removing from a panel is obtained. In an approximately cylindrical retainer main body (22), a cap holding portion (26) for attaching a cap (18) which is an attached member, and a panel clamping piece (32) contacting a body panel (14) from a side opposite to a seal packing (20) so as to clamp the body panel (14) between the panel clamping piece and a flange portion (24), are formed. The cap holding portion (26) and the panel clamping piece (32) are formed at positions different in a circumferential direction of the retainer main body (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Takahashi, Yoshiki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8430368
    Abstract: A wall mounting bath accessory assembly contains a fixing member including a contacting fence with a recess and two engaging portions, and the engaging portion including a shoulder arranged on an upper end thereof; a retaining member including a body, an first hook, and two second hooks; the first hooks being inserted through an upper end of the fixing member to retain with the recess so as to limit the retaining member; the second hook including a hooking segment to retain with the first hook and the recess, and when a lower end of the retaining member is pushed inward, the engaging portions of the fixing member abutting against the retaining member to cause a resilient deformation so that the retaining member retains with the engaging portions, and a top end of the anchor being stopped by the shoulder so that an upward displacement of the retaining member is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Weimien Hsu, Fenyong Nan, Chunhung Li
  • Patent number: 8424819
    Abstract: The fuel tank unit includes a fuel cutoff valve fastened to a support body. The support body and the casing of the fuel cutoff valve are made of first and second resin materials having different rates of fuel swelling. The fuel cutoff valve is fastened to the support body via a fastening mechanism. The fastening mechanism entails engaging a first support engaging portion and a second support engaging portion of the support body in first and second fastening engaging portions composed of hooks formed on the casing of the fuel cutoff valve, at first and second hook engagement levels that represent the bite of the hooks. The engaging portions are designed such that prior to fuel swelling of the support body and the base cover first hook engagement exceeds second hook engagement, whereas subsequent to fuel swelling second hook engagement exceeds first hook engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Tsuzuki, Natsushi Miura
  • Publication number: 20130015305
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a data storage device comprises a bracket and a locking member attached to the bracket. A plurality of fixing holes is defined in one side of the data storage device. The bracket comprises a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The bottom wall, the first sidewall and the second sidewall together define a receiving space. A through hole is defined on the first sidewall. The locking member comprises a securing portion and at least one resilient piece extending from the securing portion. A latching portion is located on the resilient piece. The latching portion extends through the through hole to engage in the fixing hole, and configured to disengaged from the fixing hole by the resilient piece elastically deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: NAI-JUAN LI, ZHI-PING WU, XU-DONG NAN
  • Publication number: 20130010417
    Abstract: A keyboard fixing structure for fixing a keyboard in an opening of a housing is disclosed. The keyboard fixing structure includes an engaging portion, a first fixing portion, a first flexible connecting portion, a second fixing portion and a second flexible connecting portion. The engaging portion presses a first side of the keyboard in the opening. The first fixing portion is fixed on the housing, and the first flexible connecting portion is connected to the first fixing portion and the engaging portion. The second fixing portion is fixed on the housing, and the second flexible connecting portion is connected to the second fixing portion and the engaging portion. The first flexible connecting portion and the second flexible connecting portion cooperatively provide resilient force to the engaging portion in a first direction for driving the engaging portion to press the first side of the keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Yu-Hsien Huang, Chi-Chun Chiang, Chih-Hao Chen, Chia-Hsiung Hsueh
  • Publication number: 20120327628
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure and a locking assembly. The locking assembly includes a fixing sleeve including a fixing end hermetically fixed to the enclosure, and an opening end away from the enclosure, and a locking bracket. The locking bracket is attached to the fixing sleeve and defines a through hole defining a passing portion and at least one locking portion communicating with each other. The electronic device is position to a fastener by the fastener passing through the passing portion and being positioned in the locking portion of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHENG-FENG SHIH
  • Patent number: 8191842
    Abstract: A fixing module and a case having the fixing module are provided. The case includes a plate having at least one first mounting hole, and a fixing module. The fixing module is used to fix an electronic device to the plate. The electronic device has at least one second mounting hole corresponding to the first mounting hole. The fixing module includes a base, a sliding member, and at least one resilient element. The base is mounted to the plate. The sliding member is movably disposed on the base. The resilient element located between the base and sliding member includes at least one pressing portion and at least one locking pin located on the pressing portion. When the sliding member is in a locking position, the sliding member presses the pressing portion such that the locking pin passes through the first mounting hole and inserts into the second mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8186033
    Abstract: A hand-held tool has a leading edge which is inserted into a price channel and which has a tag exit port defined therein to be located in the price channel when in use and a trailing edge having a tag entrance port defined therein and into which a flexible tag is inserted. A bore connects the entrance port to the exit port and a flexible tag is forced through the entrance port, through the bore and out of the exit port to be positioned in the price channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Michelle Glick
  • Patent number: 8177179
    Abstract: A locking sensor for locking into the recess of a housing with a sensor body, of locking elements, that are arranged on the sensor body and that extend in the direction of a lengthwise axis over a length. The locking elements have steps and at least two steps are spaced apart from each other in the direction of the lengthwise axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Bard, Wolfgang Grundmann
  • Patent number: 8109480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plate holder and a liquid crystal display having the same. There is provided a plate holder for fixing a plate in a liquid crystal display. The plate holder includes a base portion, a body portion formed on an end of the base portion and laterally extending therefrom, and a head portion formed at a distal end of the body portion. The body portion includes a first body portion and a second body portion disposed to be spaced apart by a predetermined interval from and to face the first body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jae Lee, Young Rok Oh
  • Patent number: 8079559
    Abstract: A bracket for mounting a portable aspirator to a wall. The bracket allows easy securing and removing of the aspirator with one hand in emergency situations. The bracket will also secure the aspirator against a 10 G loading force. Electrical leads on both the aspirator and the bracket allow the aspirator to charge when secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: SSCOR, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel D. Say
  • Patent number: 8061671
    Abstract: A system for adjustably positioning an accessory may include a track and an accessory removably coupled to the track. The track may include an upper portion and a lower portion defining a channel therebetween. The upper portion may include an upper flexible segment extending along a length of the channel wherein the upper flexible segment is outwardly and inwardly deformable with respect to the channel. The accessory may include at least one connector extending from the accessory, the connector being removably insertable into the channel of the track by deforming the upper flexible segment with respect to the channel, the at least one connector including a substantially horizontal portion and a substantially vertical portion wherein, when the connector is inserted in the track, the substantially vertical portion of the connector secures the accessory to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Mahaffy
  • Publication number: 20110261549
    Abstract: A mounting adapter for mounting a device on a support rail includes a central body, at least one rail attaching member, and at least one detent. The rail attaching member projects rearward from the body and is configured for releasable attachment to at least one of the upper and lower flanges of the support rail. The detent projects forward from the body. The detent is resiliently deflectable relative to the body and configured for releasable attachment to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: George Yee-ho Chao, Todd Mawhinney