One Interengaging Portion Includes Groove Patents (Class 248/223.41)
  • Patent number: 10511085
    Abstract: Described herein is a system for fastening a telematic module to the structure of a motor vehicle, in particular to the roof of the motor vehicle, comprising: a telematic module having a closed outer casing and containing at least one first connector for receiving signals and at least one electronic component for processing said signals; and a block for supporting said module, which is to be fixed to said structure of the motor vehicle and is equipped with a second connector designed for connection to said first connector. The system provides for mutual connection of the telematic module to the supporting block that implements an easy and fast mode of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ilario Scuteri
  • Patent number: 10377217
    Abstract: A vehicle power supply includes a housing, a backing plate, a power assembly, and a clamp. The housing has a bottom wall and a side wall. The backing plate extends from the bottom wall. The power assembly has an array of electrical switching units that extend from the side wall to the backing plate. The clamp extends from the backing plate and is configured to engage a backside of the array such that a frontside of the array is forced into engagement with the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Akash Changarankumarath Pradeepkumar, Alfredo R. Munoz, Michael W. Degner, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih, Guangyin Lei
  • Patent number: 10292495
    Abstract: A drawer glide mechanism can include a first elongate guide member, a second elongate glide member, a ball bearing component, and a v-notch socket. The first elongate guide member includes a distal end that is configured to fit within an opening in the v-notch socket. The drawer glide mechanism can further include one or more floating members and fixed members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RSI HOME PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Bradly Anderson, Edward William Roy Lachman, Jeffrey Scott Hoeft
  • Patent number: 10266209
    Abstract: An engine compartment side panel is configured for toolless mounting and includes a main body having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a bottom edge. The side panel further includes at least one tab disposed at a location along a length of the bottom edge of the main body. In addition, a handrail is coupled to an outer surface of the main body at a plurality of handrail mounting locations and at least one mounting arm is coupled to an inner surface of the main body at a respective one of an at least one mounting arm mounting locations. Each mounting arm is configured to be removably coupled to an engine compartment support frame. Further, each of the at least one mounting arm mounting location is aligned with a respective one of the plurality of handrail mounting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Blaine Schwalbe, Ross Christiansen, Steven N. Winkel
  • Patent number: 10136724
    Abstract: An assembly is disclosed having a panel forming part of a modular wall for dividing workspaces in an office, the panel having at least two channels formed therein; a desk surface; an adjustable-height leg, having an outer shell, a top casting for engagement with the desk surface and an actuator disposed within the outer shell for adjusting the height of the leg; and first and second brackets, said first bracket engaged with an upper end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and one of the channels formed in the panel and said second bracket engaged with a lower end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and the other channel formed in the panel and wherein the adjustable-height leg is supported by the first and second brackets and does not contact a floor surface underlying the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Ole Falk Smed
  • Patent number: 9987141
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with anatomy in the treated area, and the inferior and superior surfaces define a through-hole extending through the spacer body. The present invention further provides screw holes extending from a side portion to the inferior and superior surfaces of the spacer portion and a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion through a coupling means, wherein the plate portion contains screws holes for receiving screws. A screw back out prevention mechanism adapted on the plate portion and prevents the back out of screws from the screw holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Duffield, Colm McLaughlin, Jason Gray, Jamie Carroll, Mark Adams, William S. Rhoda
  • Patent number: 9970592
    Abstract: Detachable mounting device includes mounting member defining therein accommodation open chamber, mounting through hole, annular inside flange between accommodation open chamber and mounting through hole and annular positioning groove between annular inside flange and mounting through hole, and fastening member having head positioned in the annular positioning groove and fastening shank suspending in the mounting through hole and adapted for fastening to mating connection member of predetermined panel member to secure the mounting member to the predetermined panel member. The outer diameter of the fastening member is larger than the inner diameter of the annular inside flange and the inner diameter of the mounting through hole, so that the fastening member is prohibited from falling out of the annular positioning groove. The wide top and narrow bottom design of the mounting member facilitates user holding the base portion with the hand to lift and delivery the predetermined panel member conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HANWIT PRECISION INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-De Wu, Chih-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9951523
    Abstract: One or more specific versions disclosed herein includes a method for assembling a roof including: covering a first portion of a roof ridge with a first ridge cap having a first groove disposed therein; covering a second portion of the roof ridge with a second ridge cap having a second groove disposed therein, wherein the first groove and the second groove are combined to form a third groove; and sliding a rafter cover having a finger with a beveled edge along a rafter in the direction of the ridge caps, wherein the beveled edge passes through the third groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Solarcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Collins, Victor Francis Gingles
  • Patent number: 9844156
    Abstract: A display unit capable of being used within retail environments. The display unit may include a screen body having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface displaying an array of viewable pixels. The display unit may further include a camera and a housing body. The display unit may be configured to be joined with additional display units, such as like display units. Display units joined together may form a continuous display configuration and have a high aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Brent Howard, Gordon Davidson
  • Patent number: 9798330
    Abstract: What is presented is a fluid fitting used in a facility that has a plurality of surfaces and a source of fluid pressure. The fluid fitting comprises a mounting component, a conduit adapter, a port, and a fluid management device. The mounting component makes the fluid fitting mountable on the external side of the surface. The conduit adapter is connectable to the fluid handling conduit on the internal side of the surface. The port has a flow path to the conduit adapter that enables a fluid connection between the conduit adapter and the port. The fluid management device is permanently incorporated in the flow path such that the fluid management device is permanently connected to the port at the fluid dispensing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Amvex, LLC
    Inventor: David Stinson
  • Patent number: 9754515
    Abstract: A support (1) for communication elements in points of sale of products comprising a supporting body (2), which can be anchored to the structure of an exhibitor (3) for products and defines at least one coupling region (4) for at least one electronic tag (5), which has at least one face (5a) for displaying commercial information; the electronic tag (5) supports engagement means (6) for at least one communication element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Stefano Nicolis
  • Patent number: 9534423
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to a locking mechanism for securing a housing of a computing device. More specifically, the disclosed embodiments are configured to both secure the housing of the computing device closed and to provide a means for securing the desktop computing device to a stationary object such as a desk. The locking mechanism can be two separable locking bodies configured to be received by separate openings in a housing of the computing device. Once the separate openings receive both locking bodies, a locking device can engage both pieces of the locking mechanism to lock both pieces to each other and to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander C. Calkins
  • Patent number: 9464648
    Abstract: A device for securing curtain ends to walls preferably includes a curtain retention device and a magnet. The curtain retention device could be a curtain retention clip or a butterfly clutch pin. The curtain retention clip includes a spring-loaded clip and a decorative fascia. Alternatively, a clip magnet may be secured to a rear of the spring-loaded clip and used with a wall mounted ferrous wall plate. The butterfly clutch pin includes a decorative tack pin and a butterfly retention clutch. The magnet may be attached to a wall with any suitable method. If the curtain retention clip is used, the spring-loaded clip is secured to the curtain and the spring-loaded clip is secured to the magnet. If the butterfly clutch pin is used, a pin portion of the decorative tack pin is inserted through the curtain and into the butterfly retention clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Arlene R. Smith, John C. Heglin
  • Patent number: 9299870
    Abstract: A frame assembly including a frame and a bracket is disclosed. The frame has a sliding groove and a first engaging groove, wherein the sliding groove is formed at one side of the frame and the first engaging groove is formed in the sliding groove. The bracket has a body and a first engaging part, wherein the first engaging part is extended from the body. When the body is disposed in the sliding groove, the first engaging part is engaged in the first engaging groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Hao-Hung Kuan
  • Patent number: 9259092
    Abstract: A cup holder for a chair includes a cup holder fixing seat, a cup holder middle sleeve and a cup bottom. The fixing seat includes a connecting part and a first limiting rim. The middle sleeve includes second and third limiting rims and at least one first detention. The cup bottom includes a fourth limiting rim and at least one second detention. The second limiting rim is slidable along an inner wall of the fixing seat, and the fourth limiting rim is slidable along an inner wall of the middle sleeve. When unfolded, the second limiting rim of the middle sleeve is seated on and supported by the first limiting rim of the fixing seat, the fourth limiting rim of the cup bottom is seated on and supported by the third limiting rim of the middle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 9181743
    Abstract: Provided is a door opening/closing device unit which is capable of preventing shifting of the mounting position of a connecting rod to door opening/closing devices and facilitating the mounting work. The door opening/closing device unit has at least one support member 8 mountable on a housing 1, a pair of door opening/closing devices 4 for moving a door 2 relative to the housing 1 and a connecting member 5 for connecting the door opening/closing devices so as to synchronize operations of the door opening/closing devices. First the support member 8 is mounted on the housing 1, and then, at least one of the paired door opening/closing devices 4 connected by the connecting member 5 is mounted on the one support member 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kashiwaguma
  • Patent number: 9138082
    Abstract: A system for hanging a framed object using a pin hanger including a neck section having a top surface and two outer lateral edges. An intermediate shoulder section having two outer lateral edges extends outward beyond that of the outer lateral edges of the neck section forming substantially planar ledges. An inward tapered section starts from the outer lateral edges of the intermediate shoulder section and terminates in a substantially planar bottom surface that is substantially parallel to the top surface of the neck section. A pin projects from the top surface of the neck section at an angle less than 90 degrees relative to the top surface of the neck section. The pin hanger is releasably secured at any desired location within the track frame section via a set screw received within a hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Philip J. Crescenzo
  • Patent number: 9079626
    Abstract: Portable lock mounting assemblies including straps or connectors for securing each assembly to a bicycle or the like. Each mounting assembly having a structure defining a retaining assembly to securely retain a lock and easily release the lock from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert David Zuraski, Daniel Hugh Kindstrand, Donald H. Warren, John D. Fiegener, David Bruce Miller
  • Patent number: 9022326
    Abstract: A support for pipes uses a telescoping strut slidably holding an elongated insert with a threaded post extending outward from the insert, through a slot in the C-shaped cross-section of the struts. A bracket fits over the post and abuts supports opposing edges of the strut. A nut on the post clamps the parts immovably together. The bracket has a depending portion extending below the strut with an opening through which a pipe passes. Two threaded couplers with opposing ramped surfaces encircle the pipe and deform when tightened to clamp the pipe while also clamping opposing sides of the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Brown, Virgil O'Neil, Dennis L. Hart
  • Patent number: 9016647
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a monitor mounting apparatus for disposing on a working surface. The mounting apparatus includes a base, an adjusting unit, and a tilt bracket. The base is arranged on the working surface and has at least one guiding member. The adjusting unit includes at least one sliding member and at least one connecting member interconnected. The sliding member may be slidably arranged on the guiding member. The tilt bracket has an outer end portion and at least one connecting portion. The connecting portion is pivotally connected to the connecting member, and the outer end portion is defined on one end of the tilt bracket away from the connecting member. The tilt bracket may be oriented at various angular and vertical positions. The user may adjust the monitor mounting apparatus to suit the person's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Syncmold Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Der-Wei Lu, Kuo-Yuan Chou, Chung-Cheng Hu
  • Patent number: 8991781
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a fixed component including a product receiving portion and an elongated spine portion, a first adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a second adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a third adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion. The first adjustable component operates to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the fixed component and the product receiving portion of the first adjustable component, while the second adjustable component and the third adjustable component operate to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the second adjustable component and the product receiving portion of the third adjustable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel
  • Patent number: 8985541
    Abstract: A cable roller, a system and/or a method extend and/or retract a coiled cable. The cable roller, the system and/or the method secure an article to a fixture while allowing manipulation, testing and/or maneuvering of the article with respect to the fixture. A drum attaches to the fixture. The drum has a sleeve that rotates freely with respect to the central axis of the drum. A spring action of the coiled cable rotates the sleeve to extend and/or to retract the coiled cable from an underside of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions
    Inventors: Daniel Horvath, Andy Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8985543
    Abstract: An apparatus and/or systems related to a case for a mobile device. A protective case may include a stand portion which slides out to an open position for propping up the mobile device at a predetermined angle for viewing by a user. The stand portion has springs which hold the stand portion in the open position or a closed position. As the user switches the viewing orientation of the mobile device (e.g., by physically rotating the mobile device 90 degrees), the stand portion continues to prop up the mobile device at the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: George Chen, Mervyn Cheung
  • Patent number: 8979047
    Abstract: A mounting bracket (1, 41, 91, 121) for a roof window has a frame mountable member (2, 2a, 93, 123), a roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) and a hinge arrangement (22, 34, 95, 125) for mechanically coupling the roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) and the frame mountable member (2, 2a, 93, 123) together so that the roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) is movable between an out of use storage position and an in use mounting position. The location of the pivotal point of the hinge arrangement (22, 34, 95, 125) is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Sean Coyle
  • Patent number: 8956111
    Abstract: A rigid mechanical self-centering assembly for a component mounted relative to an opening. Variable radii cylindrical components are accommodated by virtue of variable-length, rigid, structural stays, and flexible mounts with curved faces for flush abuttal to said component, such as a motor or pump. A high efficiency assembly for electrical components is achieved by use of nonferrous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Lucien Eddisford
  • Patent number: 8944390
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is configured in particular for the connection of armrests to cosmetic tables or cosmetic chairs. The mechanism includes a base element (1). The base element (1) has a fastening section (1a) for fastening to a piece of furniture, in particular a piece of furniture for sitting or reclining. The base element also has a fastening element (2) configured for attachment to a part to be connected to the piece of furniture, in particular an armrest. The fastening element (2) is configured for a detachable connection to the fastening section (1a). The fastening section (1a) has a receiving device (1b) for receiving a region (2b) of the fastening element (2). A securing device (3) is provided that engages in the receiving device (1b) in the region (2b) of the fastening element (2) when said fastening element is received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soleni Classic GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Deerberg, Tom Orlitz
  • Publication number: 20150014501
    Abstract: A slide lock to releasably secure a roller blind fascia to the end plate of a roller blind. The slide lock comprises a lock body slidably received along an interior surface of the fascia. The lock body has an engaged position, where the lock releasably secures the fascia to the roller blind end plate, and has a disengaged position, where the lock releases the fascia from the end plate to permit the fascia to be removed therefrom. The lock body includes a flexibly resilient leg member that releasably engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate. The leg member includes a deflection zone such that when the leg member engages between the fascia and the roller blind end plate at least a portion of the leg member is compressed or deflected about the deflection zone to releasably secure the lock body between the roller blind end plate and the fascia, thereby releasably securing the fascia to the end plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Norman Wills
  • Patent number: 8899537
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device includes a supporting base, a guiding element, an adjusting element, and a latching assembly. The supporting base includes a sleeve portion. The adjusting element includes a first body and an adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is mounted on the sleeve portion. The adjusting portion defines a plurality of adjusting holes. The guiding element defines two latching grooves and is sleeved on the adjusting portion. The latching assembly includes a button, an adjusting rod, and a biasing element. The button is inserted into the coupling portion. The adjusting rod includes a fixing portion and a latching portion. The fixing portion is fixed with the button. The latching portion is latched with the adjusting holes. The biasing element resists the button and the sleeve portion. The button is capable of driving the adjusting rod to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Kuan, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Publication number: 20140306080
    Abstract: An electronic sign having slotted frame cabinets, whereby each slotted frame cabinet can conveniently be attached to one or more vertically or horizontally positioned adjacent slotted frame cabinets by using connecting components which are generally located around the periphery of one or more slotted frame cabinets. Connecting components including splice bars, splice plates, and mounting clamps are aligned in, positioned along, and secured to backing bars which are co-located in backing bar slots in one or more of the slotted frame cabinets. Lift eyes can be variably located in one or more lift eye slots. The use of externally located connecting components, which do not extend through the cabinetry, minimize the entry of environmental elements into the interior of the electronic sign. Multiple slotted frame cabinets can be connected without the removal of LED display panels. Bracket assemblies and clamping assemblies are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: DAKTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kory D. Kludt, Jon M. Mammenga, Nathan W. Hart, Michael A. Hulscher
  • Patent number: 8844180
    Abstract: An electronic sign having slotted frame cabinets whereby each slotted frame cabinet can conveniently be attached to one or more vertically or horizontally positioned adjacent slotted frame cabinets by using connecting components which are generally located around the periphery of one or more slotted frame cabinets. Connecting components, including splice bars, splice plates, and mounting clamps, are aligned in, positioned along and secured to backing bars which are co-located in backing bar slots in one or more of the slotted frame cabinets. Lift eyes can be variably located in one or more lift eye slots. The use of externally located connecting components, which do not extend through the cabinetry, minimize the entry of environmental elements into the interior of the electronic sign. Multiple slotted frame cabinets can be connected without the removal of LED display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kory D. Kludt, Russell Jon Neyens, Jon M. Mammenga
  • Publication number: 20140252820
    Abstract: A holder comprising a connecting portion, an extension portion, and a receptacle; the connecting portion comprising a generally rectangular piece of material generally conforming to the shape of a channel; the connecting portion comprising an upper portion comprising a spring element biased in an expanded position such that connecting portion vertical dimensions may be reduced to fit within the channel, and upon insertion within the channel expanded to fill the space; a lower portion of the connecting portion being angled to permit easier insertion with the channel; the extension portion is pivotally attached to the connecting portion; and the receptacle comprising a base portion may be cooperatively coupled to a lower surface of the extension portion such that the holder may be collapsed when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Botello Design, LLC
    Inventors: Javier Botello, Kara M. Botello, Manuel Botello
  • Patent number: 8814107
    Abstract: A fastening device (3) for detachably fastening a medical instrument (2A-2E) to a holding structure (1) includes two crossbeams (4A, 4B), two longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) with a claw (6) for extending behind a holding surface (1A) of the holding structure. A guide (7-9) is provided, by which the crossbeams (4A, 4B) are moved in the direction of the claws (6) of the longitudinal beams during a motion of the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another. A clamping structure (12) is provided for moving the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Holger Stegmann
  • Publication number: 20140206457
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes a substantially planar panel defining a first edge, a second edge opposite the first edge, a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface. The substantially planar panel defines a tapered slot open at the first edge, extending from the first edge toward the second edge, and terminating in a slot apex opposite the first edge. A bracket receptor includes an annular projection and a shaft extending from the annular projection. The annular projection extends beyond one or more sides of the shaft. The shaft of the bracket receptor is selectively positioned within the slot apex of the mounting bracket such that the annular projection of the bracket receptor is positioned adjacent the first surface of the substantially planar panel and the shaft of the bracket receptor extends beyond the second surface of the substantially planar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Mindy V. EUSTAQUIO, Patrick J. NOHR, John L. BEADELL, Bradley A. HEMERICK
  • Patent number: 8776707
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for fixing a cargo insulation panel to a hull is provided. The fixing apparatus includes a fixing plate adhered to one face of the insulation panel, a plurality of fixing brackets protruded to the outside of the fixing plate, protruded portions of the fixing brackets being fixed by stud bolts arranged on the hull, and a coupling device configured to couple the fixing brackets to the fixing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Heavy Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Hun Joh, Sang-Eon Chun, Chang-Seon Bang, Dai-Gil Lee, Byung-Chul Kim, Bu-Gi Kim, Jin-Gyu Kim, Soon-Ho Yoon, Sang-Wook Park, Kwan-Ho Lee, Seong-Su Kim, Byoung-Jung Kim, Po-Chul Kim, Ha-Na Yu, Min-Woo Lim, In-Uk Hwang
  • Patent number: 8763966
    Abstract: A device for fastening the housing (2) of a refrigerant compressor at a container enclosing a cooling volume, wherein the housing (2) can be fastened to a support element (1) located at the container by way of an arbitrary number of connecting elements (3), wherein at least one connecting element (3) is provided that can be fixed in clamped or latched fashion in at least one corresponding receptacle (4), wherein the at least one connection element (3) and the at least one receptacle (4) can be located either at the housing (2) or at the support element (1). In order to facilitate a simple, fast and nevertheless reliable fastening of the refrigerant compressor at the support element (1), it is provided according to the invention that the housing (2) can be moved from a first mounting position in which the at least one connection element (3) is laid into the at least one receptacle (4) to an operating position in which the connection element (3) is fixed in the receptacle (4) in clamped or latched fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Secop Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Stupnik, Markus Spörk, Markus Pucher, Peter Schöllauf, Reinhard Resch
  • Publication number: 20140175232
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a first bracket securing a first data storage device, a second bracket securing a second data storage device, and a rotating member secured to the first bracket. The second bracket is rotatably mounted to the rotating member, so that the first data storage device can be removed from the first bracket by rotating the second bracket relative to the first bracket without removing the second bracket from the first bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: XIU-QUAN HU
  • Patent number: 8757570
    Abstract: A substrate-mountable holder system, comprising a base having a hook, a first front surface and a second front surface with a groove therebetween, wherein the groove includes a rearward facing face having a step. The system also includes a second portion for operatively engaging the first portion, the second portion including a tongue component positionable within the groove, wherein the tongue component includes a forward facing face having a step. The base also may include at least one notch extending inward from the rear surface, the notch having a first surface at a first depth relative to a rear surface of the base and a second surface at a second, deeper depth relative to the rear surface, and the cover may have at least one ear for releasably engaging the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John P. Grimm, Mark E. Gonciarz
  • Patent number: 8757568
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly includes a first engagement member and a second engagement member. The first engagement member includes a slide structure and two positioning indentations oppositely disposed relative to the slide structure. The second engagement member includes a slider and two positioning bosses oppositely disposed relative to the slider. The first engagement member and the second engagement member are capable of being correspondingly disposed on an object and a wall. When the slider enters the slide structure from an entrance of the slide structure and is confined to slide relative to the slide structure so as to be blocked at a stop position of the slide structure, the two positioning bosses are embedded in the two positioning indentations respectively so that the object can be fixed on the wall stably. Therefore, the wall mount assembly simplifies the wall-mount operation of the object and provides a stable wall-mount effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Ko
  • Patent number: 8757569
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus includes a base member, a securing assembly secured to the base member, and a supporting assembly secured to the securing assembly. The supporting assembly includes a slid-way module and a bracket. The bracket is secured to the slid-way module and supports a monitor. The slid-way module includes a main body and an adjusting member. The main body includes two guiding ways and a sliding portion. The sliding portion is slidably engaged between the two guiding ways. The adjusting member includes a holding portion located between the sliding portion and the two guiding way, a resilient piece, and a controlling portion rotatably installed on the holding portion. The resilient piece is located between the holding portion and the controlling portion. The controlling portion is rotatable to deform the resilient piece to adjust friction force between the holding portion and the two guiding ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Liang-Chin Wang, Gang Su, Ling-Xin Zeng, Zhong-Jie Liu
  • Publication number: 20140158844
    Abstract: A folding support device and methods for constructing and using the same are provided by the present invention. A foldable support member contains a series of hinge sections and support and stress limiting members. Construction is provided enabling the device to safely collapse and stow while traveling, but to unfold and provide a gripping tension on both a support member and a support device in a reliable manner. Force analysis is provided securing the item in an upright way via a force transfer generated by the supported weight itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: John A. KRIEGER
  • Publication number: 20140150313
    Abstract: A self-leveling mounting assembly for mounting a mountable object on a vertical surface is described. The assembly includes: an engagement member structurally integrated in or securable to a mountable object, and providing a cavity; a fixturing plate adapted for securement to a vertical surface; and a retention member coupleable with the fixturing plate and with the cavity of the engagement member. The retention member includes first and second portions that are rotatable in relation to one another, with the first portion being fixedly positioned in relation to the fixturing plate, and with the second portion being positioned in the cavity to allow self-leveling movement of the mountable object on the vertical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: John Tucker Stevens
  • Publication number: 20140145049
    Abstract: A combination is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the combination includes a suspension bar, a tool holder adapted for attachment to the suspension bar, a hook device for suspending an object and a fastening device which enables the hook device to be releasably attached to the suspension bar. In at least one embodiment, the fastening device includes a first and a second portion for retaining engagement with the web of the suspension bar and its respective flanges. The first portion forms the upper portion of the fastening device, when mounted, to which portion the hook device is fixedly attached either directly or indirectly. The second portion of the fastening device is pivotally attached to the first portion by way of a joint, which, with the tool holder in its mounted state, is oriented parallel with and located between the flanges of the suspension bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ELFA INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Reine MAGNUSSON, Rolf HENRIKSSON, Joachim WENSTROM, Peter NILSSON
  • Patent number: 8733603
    Abstract: An attachment assembly for a mobile device case is included. The attachment assembly includes a lock engagement element. A lock assembly is also included, the lock assembly being retainably insertable within the lock engagement element. A base having an opening there through is also included, the base being mountable to the mobile device case. The lock engagement element and the lock assembly cooperate to slideably and releasably affix the lock engagement element to the base within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Fernando J. Tages
  • Publication number: 20140138504
    Abstract: A device for a mounting system for positioning electronic equipment. The device having a first rail fixedly positionable on a first planar surface and engageable with a mechanism carried by the electronic equipment, and a leveling mechanism. The leveling mechanism having a first elongated aperture adapted to receive a mounting hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Lucas, Patrick Leonard Plehn
  • Patent number: 8702048
    Abstract: An electronic sign having slotted frame cabinets, whereby each slotted frame cabinet can conveniently be attached to one or more vertically or horizontally positioned adjacent slotted frame cabinets by using connecting components which are generally located around the periphery of one or more slotted frame cabinets. Connecting components including splice bars, splice plates, and mounting clamps are aligned in, positioned along, and secured to backing bars which are co-located in backing bar slots in one or more of the slotted frame cabinets. Lift eyes can be variably located in one or more lift eye slots. The use of externally located connecting components, which do not extend through the cabinetry, minimize the entry of environmental elements into the interior of the electronic sign. Multiple slotted frame cabinets can be connected without the removal of LED display panels. Bracket assemblies and clamping assemblies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kory D. Kludt, Jon M. Mammenga, Nathan W. Hart, Michael A. Hulscher
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140097312
    Abstract: A quick attachment bracket that permits a tool holder to be quickly secured to the sidewall of a cart is disclosed. The bracket snaps onto the cart and locks the tool holder in position without the use of any mechanical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: CHARLES W. NICELY
  • Patent number: 8671528
    Abstract: An assembling construction assembles a mountable member to a support member by holding a head portion of a clip on a mounting seat of the mountable member while securely fitting a leg portion in a mounting hole in the support member, the mounting seat has an instruction groove and guide grooves, the head portion of the clip has a first flange portion beam-like strip-shaped elastic pieces and which are brought into press contact with end portions of the guide grooves and stopper projections which are adapted to be brought into engagement with the end portions of the guide grooves when the clip is attempted to be shifted largely relative to the mounting seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Piolax, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8662323
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall shelf support assembly. The wall shelf support assembly includes first and second transversely elongated rails each with a transversely extending keyway and first and second side panels each defining a plane. The opposing side panels each have first and second major surfaces, a pair of opposed ends and a pair of opposed edges. Each panel is fitted with first and second keys configured and arranged for cooperatively engaging the keyways in the first and second rails respectfully. The keys extend within the plane of the side panel in opposite directions from opposed ends proximate to and parallel with a same edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Real Closet, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Lee Billman
  • Patent number: 8625277
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a fixing device and a fan. The fixing device includes a fixing rack and a latching rack. The fixing rack includes a first latching arm and two opposite supporting arms protruding from two ends of the first latching arm. The latching rack includes a second latching arm and two opposite adjusting arms protruding from two ends of the second latching arm. The adjusting arms can be adjustably fixed to the supporting arms at different positions to adjust a distance between the first latching arms and the second latching arm to releasably fix the fan between the first latching arm and the second latching arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xian-Xiu Tang