Interior Sidewalls Of Groove Stepped Or Tapered (i.e., Laterally) Patents (Class 248/224.61)
  • Patent number: 10766529
    Abstract: A cowl cross bar for a vehicle comprising a main cross bar disposed in front of a driver's seat in a transverse direction of the vehicle, a sub-cross bar disposed in front of a passenger seat in the transverse direction of the vehicle, and a center supporter configured to couple the main cross bar and the sub-cross bar to each other such that diametric centers thereof are disposed eccentrically relative to each other, the center supporter may include a main center support bracket provided with a connector to which a longitudinal end of the sub-cross bar is fixed, and a sub-center support bracket fixed to the main center support bracket, and having an insert hole through which a longitudinal end of the main cross bar is fixed to the sub-center support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Byung Seok Kong, Jung Yoon Jang
  • Patent number: 10661461
    Abstract: A food product cutting apparatus having a cutting thrust axis and that includes a chassis designed to allow a user to mount, at the user's choice, the cutting apparatus on a horizontal surface and a vertical surface. The food product cutting apparatus includes a set of horizontal-mounting features designed and configured to secure the chassis of the cutting apparatus to mounting base on a horizontal surface, and a set of vertical-mounting features designed and configured to secure the chassis of the cutting apparatus to a mounting base on a vertical surface. The sets of horizontal and vertical-mounting features are located and configured on the chassis so that the cutting thrust axis has the same orientation relative to its environment regardless of which set of mounting features are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Edlund Company, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan S. Whitney
  • Patent number: 10155536
    Abstract: A cowl cross bar for a vehicle comprising a main cross bar disposed in front of a driver's seat in a transverse direction of the vehicle, a sub-cross bar disposed in front of a passenger seat in the transverse direction of the vehicle, and a center supporter configured to couple the main cross bar and the sub-cross bar to each other such that diametric centers thereof are disposed eccentrically relative to each other, the center supporter may include a main center support bracket provided with a connector to which a longitudinal end of the sub-cross bar is fixed, and a sub-center support bracket fixed to the main center support bracket, and having an insert hole through which a longitudinal end of the main cross bar is fixed to the sub-center support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Byung Seok Kong, Jung Yoon Jang
  • Patent number: 9386866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to system and apparatus for tool and container organization and in particular to such an organization apparatus where a container holding assembly may be placed at various optional positions relative to a mounting surface providing while providing for comfortable storage or access to container contents at any optional position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Tal Presenty
  • Patent number: 8448829
    Abstract: A receiving member is provided on a face of a casing and includes an insertion port and first and second abutment portions. An insertion portion of each of the brackets is inserted through the insertion port. The insertion port is shaped to have at least one step varying in a width of the insertion port such that the width is narrower as the at least one step is farther away from the face of the casing. Each of the first and second abutment portions has such an inner shape that, when the insertion portion is inserted through the insertion port, the abutment portion abuts against the leading end of the insertion portion in the insertion direction to restrict a movement of the leading end in association with the corresponding one of different widths of the insertion portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8373989
    Abstract: A fan fixing device for fixing fan units includes two parallel first sidewalls, two parallel second sidewalls, and a number of fixing members. Each first sidewall defines a number of vent ports and includes a vertical plate, a lower plate, and an L-shaped engagement member. The lower plate and the engagement member are positioned at opposite sides of the vertical plate. The second sidewalls are connected between the first sidewalls. The second sidewalls and the first sidewalls cooperatively form a receiving room. The fixing members engage with between the engagement members of the first sidewalls, the fixing member is configured for securing the fan units to the two first sidewalls in the receiving room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Hu Gong, Si-Wen Shu
  • Patent number: 8348214
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting arrangement for optical devices having a mounting plate forming an undercut guide for receiving a clamping plate, the mounting plate comprising a side bar in which an undercut profile groove is formed, and having a strip located opposite the bar movably connected to the mounting plate via a clamping mechanism and a second undercut profile groove forming the undercut guide together with the first undercut profile groove, the strip being able to be tightened against the mounting plate by the clamping mechanism to fix the clamping plate, whereby the spacing distance between the undercut profile grooves is reduced. A second undercut guide is formed by additional undercut profile grooves in the same side bar of the mounting plate and the same strip, wherein the guides are both disposed on one side of the plane (X) spanned by the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Philippe Vogt
  • Patent number: 8215605
    Abstract: A magnetic mounting apparatus, comprising a first modular support member having an interchangeable first module configured to slide onto a second module, and a second support member. The first module includes a first receptacle having a first channel of a first width and a second channel of a second width greater than the first width. The first and second channels form a cavity with an opening at a first surface of the first module and which proceeds toward a second surface of the first module opposite to the first surface. The first module also includes a keyed housing channel and a catch. The second module includes a first magnet and a key for attachment to the first module. The second support member includes a second magnet that is oriented to mate with the first magnet of the first modular support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Shepley
  • Patent number: 8047486
    Abstract: A support bracket comprises a first frame and a second frame. The first frame comprises a bottom surface, two first sidewalls extending from opposite edges of the bottom surface, and two second sidewalls arranged between the two first sidewalls, wherein two gaps are formed in the first frame. The second frame comprises a base plate, two first side plates extending from opposite edges of the base plate, and two second side plates arranged between the two first side plates. The second frame slidably covers the first frame, the first side plates extend through the two gaps and slide along the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Xiu Tang, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Publication number: 20110253861
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the invention can be a frame comprising first and second channels in a rear surface of the frame; a first and second mounting plate, each of which comprises a first, second and third edge and a vertical axis; the first mounting plate secured to the rear surface of the frame so that the first channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the first mounting plate and the second mounting plate secured to the rear of the frame so that the second channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the second mounting plate; a bracket assembly comprising a first pair of vertically aligned hooks and a second pair of vertically aligned hooks; and wherein the first and second pairs of hooks of the bracket assembly extend into the first and second channels, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kressin
  • Patent number: 8033515
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, there is provided a system including a display, a mounting groove disposed along a portion of the first display, and a mount position along the mounting groove. In these embodiments, the mount position includes an alignment structure disposed in the mounting groove and a fastener disposed in the mounting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Randall W. Martin, Paul L. Drew, David Quijano, Morten Warren, Nick Woodley, Stephen de Saulles
  • Patent number: 8002226
    Abstract: An accessory device (1) for an aquarium is described, in particular for a thermal heater (2), which may be vertically positioned. It comprises an accessory device (2) for operation of said aquarium and supporting means (4, 5) for supporting the accessory device (2) on a wall of the aquarium tank. The supporting means (4, 5) comprise a supporting body (4) which may be attached to the aquarium wall and latching means (5, 10), which are integral with the accessory device (2) and may be removably associated with said supporting body (4). The supporting body (4) supports the latching means (5, 10) and the accessory device (2) and allows selection of vertical position of accessory device (2) with respect to supporting body (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Askoii Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 7774965
    Abstract: An illuminated emergency sign comprises a main body, a rotary body, side covers, a circuit board, a LED lamp indicator, an acrylic sign panel, and a canopy. The acrylic sign panel is connected to the lower end of the rotary body. In the rotary body is disposed a LED lamp panel. The LED lamp indicator is disposed on the LED lamp panel. The rotary body is rotatably connected to the lower end of the main body. In the main body is disposed a battery. The side covers are connected to both ends of each of the main body and the rotary body. The canopy is disposed on the top of the main body. The sign panel of such an illuminated emergency sign can be rotated within 180 degrees and fixed at a proper angle under action of the friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Je Woo Corporation, Ltd., Hui Yang
    Inventor: Sung-Keun Lee
  • Publication number: 20100096524
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention there is disclosed a mounting assembly for a sprinkler reducer. The assembly includes a mounting bracket having a locking unit, a latitudinal support bar to which the mounting bracket is movably coupled, and a pair of longitudinal support units which are coupled to opposite ends of the support bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: AF USA, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Kafenshtok, Charles V. Oakes
  • Patent number: 7616770
    Abstract: A bottom base 15a of a transportable mixer M is provided with internal threads 16a, while the upper end of a stand 20 is provided with external threads 25a which engage the internal threads 16a. The mixer M is adapted to be mounted on the stand 20 by the threaded engagement between the internal threads 16a and external threads 25a. Furthermore, a groove 15 is provided on an under surface 14 of the mixer M, the groove 15 extending from one end of the under surface 14 to the other end through the center. On the groove 15 there are provided the internal threads 16a. The mixer M is formed to have a low front part and a high rear part, such that a top surface 11 of the mixer M has a low front part and a high rear part when placed on a table 26, and stays on a substantially horizontal position when mounted on the stand 20. As a result, a transportable electro-acoustic apparatus capable of being fixed on and supported by a stand is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Haba
  • Publication number: 20090256040
    Abstract: A wall mount is disclosed. The wall mount can include a bracket and a frame, where the frame can be configured to support an outward portion of the bracket. The frame can be open to one side, and a guide part can be formed on the frame to guide the bracket in such a way that the bracket may be slidably inserted into the frame from the one side of the frame. In certain embodiments of the invention, the adjusting screws can be utilized to enable levelness adjustment, so that the wall mount can be installed in a more convenient manner, and the levelness of the bracket can be adjusted easily and accurately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Young Lee, Jae-Woo Jun, Tae-Ho Yun, Kyung-Su Park, Jung-Kyu Yim, Dong-Su Moon
  • Patent number: 7578489
    Abstract: A quick release press mount includes a first retainer clip, a second retainer clip, a clip base and a plurality of clip fasteners. The clip base includes a plurality of tapped holes. Fasteners are inserted through the first and second retainer clips and secured in the plurality of tapped holes. A press base has a shape that is sized to be received by a space created between the first and second retainer clips. The press base is attached to a bottom of a press or the like. A plurality of openings are formed through the clip base for attachment to a base or the like with a plurality of fasteners. A second embodiment of the quick release press mount includes a clip base with an extended height. A third embodiment of the quick release press mount eliminates the clip base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Lee Precision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Lee
  • Patent number: 7451956
    Abstract: An adjustable bracket for mounting the headrail for a covering for architectural openings includes a stationary base member mountable on a wall or ceiling surface having a slot formed therein and a headrail holder connectable to the headrail and adjustably movable and operably connected within the elongated slot between fixed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries BV
    Inventor: Jorg Bohlen
  • Patent number: 7290740
    Abstract: A universal mounting assembly for quick mounting of an object to a stand device. The mounting assembly includes a body having a support surface, a front face and an opposed mounting surface configured to mount to the support stand. The front face intersects the support surface and defines an opening into a receiving socket of the body. The body further defines an elongated slot extending along and into the receiving socket from the support surface. The elongated slot having a transverse width dimension smaller than that of the receiving socket, although it is suitable to receive a transverse width dimension of the button device neck portion. The receiving socket is formed and dimensioned for sliding receipt of the transverse width dimension of the head portion therein as the neck portion simultaneously slides along the elongated slot to a dock position. The mounting assembly further includes a resilient retaining arm cantilever disposed in the receiving socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Gregory T. Joy, Jon M. Congdon
  • Patent number: 7270309
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus comprising a mounting bracket and a display bracket. The mounting bracket includes a first mounting plate and first and second seating flanges extending outwardly from the mounting plate. The first seating flange includes a first seating channel. The display bracket includes a display mounting surface and first and second mounting flanges. The display mounting surface is adapted to be affixed to a flat panel display. The first mounting flange is adapted to seat in the first seating channel. The second mounting flange is adapted to engage the second seating flange when the first mounting flange is seated in the first seating channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Vantage Point Products Corp.
    Inventors: Don R. Burns, John Silva, Glenn Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7252273
    Abstract: The invention discloses unique brackets, which form a bracket assembly that may be placed at any location of various components to form an assembly piece, such as furniture. An assembled furniture piece made of furniture panels interconnected with attached engaging and receiving brackets is provided. The engaging and receiving brackets are positioned on components to facilitate the connection of the components. A method to assemble furniture having preformed arm, base, seat and back components is provided. This method of assembly saves on shipment costs, and facilitates the repair of damaged furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventors: Chris Lewellen, Larry Owens, James D. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 6929226
    Abstract: A twist lock mount for quick mounting and positioning a device to a support includes a mount receiving member attachable to or integral with the support and a mounting member attachable to or integral with a device to be mounted. The receiving member provides a channel covered by flanges that further define a narrower channel or slot. The mounting member is configured to slide into the channel when it is in one rotational orientation and to lock securely into place when it is in another. A rotation in the opposite direction will unlock the device so that the mount can be slid out of the channel quickly and easily. The twist lock mount simply and effectively prevents movement in the longitudinal, transverse and axial directions and is well suited for use in harsh, high vibration environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: John J. Philistine
  • Patent number: 6811348
    Abstract: A device for locking a position of a moving part with respect to a fixed part. The moving part is positioned with respect to the fixed part isostatically. The device generates a force opposing the loss of contact of all the points of isostatic contact between the moving part and the fixed part so as to lock the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Thales Avionics S.A.
    Inventors: Guy Meyer, Jean-Marc Darrieux
  • Patent number: 6779766
    Abstract: A securing device for releasable attachment of a tissues box to a car console. The device includes a trapezoidal template having a pair of opposite lateral side edge portions each with a lengthwise groove. Hook and loop fasteners releasably interconnect the template to the tissues box underface. A pair of arcuate wedge members are provided, to engage the opposite side upper wall corner portions of the car console. The first arcuate wedge member further includes a lateral side edge portion thereof forming a slider lip sized for complementary sliding engagement with the lengthwise groove of the first side edge portion of the template. The second arcuate wedge member further includes a lateral side edge portion thereof forming a slider lip sized for complementary sliding engagement with the lengthwise groove of the second side edge portion of the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventors: Alain Hade, René Hade
  • Patent number: 6766911
    Abstract: A display rack and bottle are provided with one defining a keyway and the other defining a key. When the key is in the keyway, the bottle label faces forward. Removing a bottle does not alter the relationship between the key and keyway ensuring that the bottle labels always face forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: Mark A. Higgins
  • Patent number: 6574924
    Abstract: A fitting for walls or panels includes a female coupling element which can be mounted on the panel or wall an a support element which can be fixed releasably in the female coupling element. A coupling and a complementary coupling are provided for restraining the support element in the female coupling element and include a pin and a catch seat, respectively, and a resilient member are also provided for urging the pin into the catch seat so as to prevent accidental disengagement of the coupling and the complementary coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Lino Manfrotto & Co., S.p.A.
    Inventor: Dario Luigi Maniezzo
  • Patent number: 6547086
    Abstract: A display wall panel including a base member with a horizontal slot having a triangular cross-section. That is, the slot has an upper surface and a lower surface where the surfaces converge toward the opening of the slot. The system also includes a bracket having a curved portion with a top member and a bottom member where the curved portion fits into the slot and the top member bears against the upper surface of the slot and the bottom member bears aginst the lower surface of the slot. There is also provided a wall panel system which includes a base member with at least one horizontal slot extending therein. The slot has an upper surface, a lower surface, a rear surface, and an opening formed by an upper wall and a lower wall. The system also includes a bracket having a vertical member with a top member, a bottom member, and a curved portion extending outwardly from the vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Russell-William, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 6523800
    Abstract: An article-positioning board includes a board body provided on top surface with a plurality of through holes respectively having a comparatively large diameter at the bottom side and a relatively small diameter on the topside for receiving a same-shaped insert member. Each insert member has a recess formed in an upper portion, and each recess has a holding space extending outward oppositely in one inner side for receiving the lateral rods of the clasp. Thus, when ropes (elastic or not) pass through and are fastened on the clasps preset in direction, non-plane articles of different shapes and sizes can duly be positioned firmly and quickly, no matter where they are placed on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: L&F Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mu-Chaun Hsu
  • Patent number: 6481679
    Abstract: A system is provided for mounting medical accessories on support structures that includes a female mounting component for mounting to a supportive structure and a male mounting component for mounting to a medical accessory. The female mounting component includes a receiver assembly comprising a base member and a pair of opposed channel members on the base member to form a receptive channel, which has upper and lower ends and a transverse dimension decreasing from the upper to lower ends. The female mounting component includes a first mounting structure attached to the receiver assembly. The male mounting component comprises an insertion member removably insertable into the receptive channel of the female mounting component at the upper end thereof. The insertion member has upper and lower ends and a transverse dimension that decreases from the upper to lower ends. The male mounting component includes a second mounting structure attached to the insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventors: Bryant K. Bennett, Robert K. Bennett
  • Patent number: 6416025
    Abstract: A part retention system for mating parts comprises a pair of flexible guide ribs, integrated into a cap which is to be attached or interlocked. Each of the guide ribs incorporates one or more detents, which force the guide ribs apart as a tab on the mating component moves along the detents. The guide ribs having angled locating portions to direct the guide ribs over the tab to facilitate blind installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Toyota Technical Center USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvaro Eduardo Urrutia, Gregory Paul Thomas
  • Patent number: 6206212
    Abstract: A display unit including a plastic panel and first and second generally L-shaped plastic frame members attached to opposed edges of the panel to form a generally U-shaped assembly. The panel includes structure for enabling the display of merchandise. The display unit includes mounting components for mounting the assembly to a substrate, such as a column in a store, round, rectangular or square, or ends of a shelving unit. The U-shaped assembly is preferably made entirely of a plastic which is rigid yet somewhat resilient. A method for optimizing an exposed column in a store for sales purposes is also disclosed in which a generally U-shaped plastic assembly having a panel is mounted to the column and the panel is provided with structure for enabling the display of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Design Display Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathon Loew