One Interengaging Portion Includes Aperture Patents (Class 248/224.8)
  • Patent number: 10323412
    Abstract: A wall-mount system includes a frame assembly having horizontal ledgers configured for attachment to a wall and first and second vertical struts releasably engagable with the horizontal ledgers and each including a mounting surface defining a receiver slot. A module is releasably mountable on the frame assembly and includes first and second cleats disposed towards opposite sides of the module. The cleats are configured to releasably engage the vertical struts and each includes a base and an upright extending from each side of the base to define a U-shaped configuration. The base includes a spring finger extending therefrom between the uprights. Each upright includes a hook. The hooks are configured for receipt with the receiver slots to engage the module with the frame assembly. The spring fingers are biased into contact with the mounting surfaces of the vertical struts to maintain the engagement of the module with the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BENTO BOX LLC
    Inventor: Justin Koziol
  • Patent number: 10077566
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting safety railing to a roof comprising a face plate extending along the length of the roof. A mounting plate arranged to be mounted to the face plate of the roof. A receiving hole on the mounting plate arranged to receive a vertical support post thereby supporting the post in a vertical position preventing horizontal movement of the post. A safety rail arrangement supported by the vertical post. A first end of the post is arranged to be supported in a vertical manner to a suitable support below the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Marshall
  • Patent number: 10054254
    Abstract: A camera is disclosed comprising a mounting system including a base portion for mounting the camera to another object, wherein the base portion comprises a pair of levers arranged on top of one another to pivot in-plane to enable connection or disconnection of a mounting interface to the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Riddiford, Christopher James Taylor, Frank De Jong, Yu-Chyuan Tseng, Hadyn Macquire Lyall Van Der Berg, Jonathan Heath, Eveline Anna Kleinjan
  • Patent number: 10008974
    Abstract: Photovoltaic (PV) systems are disclosed, to include mounting brackets and mounting systems. In one embodiment, a PV array mounting system with brackets comprising pairs of panel connectors and panel connector receivers is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PV Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9955607
    Abstract: An electronic equipment rack is disclosed in which multiple electronic equipment components can be vertically mounted and vertically stacked within the rack. A component of electronic equipment, such as a standard rackable 1U-3U server chassis, having a configuration with its typical depth plane or dimension (z-axis) being both greater than or equal to its width plane or dimension (x-axis) and greater than its height plane or dimension (y-axis), is mounted in a vertical orientation on the rack, wherein the component is oriented and mounted on the rack such that the component's typical z-axis is substantially parallel to and in the same plane as the rack's x-axis and the component's typical x-axis is substantially parallel to and in the same plane as the rack's y-axis. Preferably, the component is further so oriented and mounted on the rack such that a user's desired surface (e.g., top or bottom) of the component's typical z-axis plane is readily accessible by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mountain Stone Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Valentine
  • Patent number: 9859671
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for simplifying the connection of an electrical fixture to an electrical source. The system can include a plate element that attaches to an electrical source, such as a junction box. The plate element can mate with a canopy element that is attached to an electrical fixture, such as a light. The plate and canopy can structurally and electrically mate, allowing a user to easily connect various electrical fixtures using the plate and canopy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Clyde Martin
  • Patent number: 9839148
    Abstract: There are disclosed a display device including a display module configured to display a screen, a case configured to mount the display module therein, a mount plate coupled to a back surface of the case, with a lower portion comprising an arch-shaped handle having a predetermined curvature, and a mount fixer fixed to a wall, the mount fixer comprising a seating portion having the same curvature as the handle, such that an installation angle can be changed to make the display device leveled even after the mount device is installed so as to relieve difficulty in leveling the display device when it is mounted to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Chanwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9765805
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for use in constructing a support frame. The bracket assembly has an inner support sleeve section and at least one support arm that is attached to the inner sleeve support section, wherein the support arm is attached to the inner support sleeve section without the use of additional fasteners. The invention also is directed towards kits and methods that include the bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Gary J. Pond
  • Patent number: 9644303
    Abstract: A wall-mounted drum washing apparatus includes: a wall-mounted drum washing machine; and an installation stand formed to extend upward from a floor and contacted with a floor and a wall. The wall-mounted drum washing machine is mounted on the installation stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ju Dong Lee, Ui Kun Hwang, Man Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 9386711
    Abstract: There are disclosed a display device including a display module configured to display a screen, a case configured to mount the display module therein, a mount plate coupled to a back surface of the case, with a lower portion comprising an arch-shaped handle having a predetermined curvature, and a mount fixer fixed to a wall, the mount fixer comprising a seating portion having the same curvature as the handle, such that an installation angle can be changed to make the display device leveled even after the mount device is installed so as to relieve difficulty in leveling the display device when it is mounted to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Chanwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9376812
    Abstract: A plurality of carrying bars defining a suspended mounting grid. A bracket having a U-shaped central portion defining a mounting channel receiving a portion of said carrying bars. The bracket has a first support arm extending laterally outward from a first side of said central portion, and a second support arm extending laterally outward from a second side of said central portion. A keyway is disposed in each of said first and second support arms. A ceiling panel having a ceiling panel connecting member engages said keyway in either of said first support arm or said second support arm of said bracket so that said ceiling panel is carried by said bracket on said carrying bars. A securing clip carried on each of said first and second support arms engaging said ceiling panel connecting member to resist removal of said ceiling panel connecting member from said keyway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Porter
  • Patent number: 9279538
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, an adjustable frame hanging system is disclosed that includes a bracket; an adjustable hanger to couple to a picture frame and engage the bracket; fastening devices to couple the bracket to a vertical support structure and to couple the adjustable hanger to the picture frame. The bracket includes a first gear segment, and a flexible hook to engage the adjustable hanger. A second gear segment of the hanger meshes with the first gear segment to hold the orientation of the picture frame. The flexible hook holds the adjustable hanger engaged with the bracket and the picture frame mounted to the vertical support structure. The second gear segment can be adjusted a few teeth with respect to the first gear segment to alter the angular orientation of the picture frame so that it is mounted to the vertical support structure level with the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Wening
  • Patent number: 9038974
    Abstract: A connecting structure received in a main device for connecting an auxiliary apparatus. The connecting structure includes a retracting part formed on a bottom board of the main device and close to a sidewall of the main device and a clamping part. The clamping part is pivotablly mounted on the bottom board and pivotally connected to the retracting part. The retracting part drives the clamping part to extend out of the main device via an opening defined on the sidewall for connecting the auxiliary apparatus when the auxiliary apparatus needs to be mounted on the main device. The retracting part retracts the clamping part into the main device when the auxiliary apparatus is unmounted from the main device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Che-Yu Chou, Qun Huang, Tai-Shan Zhu, Tao Jiang, Wen-Chih Lan, Jun-Liang Zhang, Ji-Bing Guo, Hua-Yong Wang, Zhou Chen, Hai-Qian Ge, Wei-Wei Yu, Zhi-Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 9033295
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a cross support mounted to a display structure. The cross support includes a cross bar having a plurality of holes extending through at least a top of the cross bar. The holes are spaced apart from each other across a length of the cross bar. The display fixture also includes at least one display hook having three downwardly depending mounting members. The at least display hook is mounted to the cross bar by engaging two of the three downward depending mounting members with two holes in the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin L. Zobel, Jason W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9004424
    Abstract: A pair of linearly spaced thumb screws engage a bracket that slides and locks over the thumb screws to reversibly attach an item connected to the bracket to a surface supporting the thumb screws. The bracket has a body with a length longer than the spaced thumb screws. Apertures on opposing edges of the body engage the thumb screws when the bracket is placed over the thumb screws and twisted. Tapered channels in the body of the bracket capture and hold the thumb screws as the bracket is slid along the thumb screws to secure the bracket and connected item to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Feddes
  • Patent number: 8960617
    Abstract: A suspension device or bracket (3,19) for releasable fitting of one device to another at a vehicle, and having one bracket part (4,5,21a,21b) mounted on a vehicle and another one on the device to be connected to the vehicle. One locking element (6,20a,20b) being fitted to be activated from one side of the suspension device (3,19), and the other locking element (6,20a,20b) being fitted to be activated from the other side of the suspension device (3,19), the suspension device (3,19) being so arranged that only one locking element (6,20a,20b) need be released to take the suspension device (3,19) apart, irrespective of which locking element (6,20a,20b) is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventors: Pär Karlsson, Ulric Karlsson
  • Publication number: 20150021450
    Abstract: A gondola shelving product and signage display system allows both product and the signage to be projected into the store aisle for potential customers to view and purchase. The signage is placed at about 90 degrees to the aisle pathway, making it difficult for customers to miss. Product is prominently displayed in the aisle space and can be replenished quickly on a preloaded cartridge basis by store employees. The gondola shelving display system provides a flexible, low cost means to display smaller, highly profitable items. The gondola shelving display system can use various attachment mechanisms for attachment to the gondola shelving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip Stewart Muhlfelder
  • Publication number: 20140374556
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a cross support mounted to a display structure. The cross support includes a cross bar having a plurality of holes extending through at least a top of the cross bar. The holes are spaced apart from each other across a length of the cross bar. The display fixture also includes at least one display hook having three downwardly depending mounting members. The at least display hook is mounted to the cross bar by engaging two of the three downward depending mounting members with two holes in the cross bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Erin L. Zobel, Jason W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140346298
    Abstract: A hard disk securing structure for an industrial computer is disclosed. The industrial computer includes a case, the hard disk securing structure is served to accommodate a hard disk and includes a securing member and a tray. The securing member is installed in the case and includes a buckling unit; the tray is installed in the case and includes a carrying plate and a pair of lateral plates respectively extended from two ends of the carrying plate, an accommodation space used for accommodating the hard disk is defined by the carrying plate and the pair of lateral plates, a locking unit is extended from one end of the carrying plate which is adjacent to the pair of the lateral plates, and the locking unit is mutually locked with the buckling unit. Accordingly, an advantage of easily installing/detaching the hard disk from the case is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: AIC INC.
    Inventor: Lin-Kuei TSAI
  • Patent number: 8881468
    Abstract: A fixture mounting assembly includes a mounting bracket for attaching, via a flange, to the outside wall of a building under construction. A mounting block for holding the fixture in place against the wall fits within the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a flashing component extending from the front face of the mounting bracket such that the mounting block is held in place by being at least partially surrounded by the flashing component. The fixture mounting assembly is useful but not limited to construction in which fiber cement siding will surround the outside wall and the associated fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Brian K. McMullen
  • Patent number: 8848378
    Abstract: A securing structure used to mount a server including a housing to a server cabinet includes a sliding member and a fixing member. The sliding member includes a sliding portion, a receiving portion, and a fixing portion configured between the sliding portion and the receiving portion. The sliding portion extends into the housing and is slidably connected to a sidewall of the housing. The receiving portion is used to receive at least one cable connected to the server. The fixing member is securely connected between the fixing portion and the server cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Liang Liao
  • Publication number: 20140265765
    Abstract: A mounting system can be used to releasably attach a first item to a second item. In one example, the first item can be a protective encasement for a mobile electronic device, and the second item can be a bicycle mount, suction cup mount, vehicle surface, office surface, or home surface. The mount assembly can include a first housing portion connected to a second housing portion, and can include a cam and torsion spring disposed within a housing volume defined by the first and second housing portions. A recess in the mount assembly can receive and retain a mounting cleat associated with the first item. One or more clasp mechanisms of the mount assembly can be configured to clasp the mounting cleat when it is inserted into the recess and to release the mounting cleat when the first housing portion is rotated relative to the second housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Tofigh Khodapanah, William Wai-Chung Chow, Jonathan H. Guerdrum, Paul B. Koh
  • Patent number: 8833711
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8833713
    Abstract: A mount portion has a rectangular outside shape, and has an opening in its center part that can be fitted by hanging on mounting brackets fixed on a wall surface. An installation surface has mount fixing holes in its upper part and mount fixing holes in its lower part. Default positioning holes are provided adjacent to the mount fixing holes. In screwing, the mount fixing holes have given screwing position freedom. The regions of the default positioning holes have smaller opening areas than the regions of the mount fixing holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 8814213
    Abstract: A clip for mounting to a vehicle a shield plate arranged on the inside of a fender panel. The clip can be adapted to different vehicle models by changing the shield plate used with the clip. The clip comprises a shield plate insertion slot for inserting a shield plate, and two leg portions mounted in two mounting holes in a body panel. When the leg portions are inserted into the mounting holes in the body panel, conical portions on the leg portions guide the clip to the mounting position. To mount a fender shield plate, the clip has a shield plate engagement prong for engaging an engagement hole in the shield plate, and a shield plate releasing piece for releasing the shield plate engagement prong. The clip has a multi-step engagement prong for engaging the mounting holes in the body panel, and a clip releasing piece for releasing the engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Newfrey LLC, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuki Aosima, Kohei Shigematsu
  • Publication number: 20140231606
    Abstract: A removable hanging device configured to be retained within one of a lattice fence and a chain-link fence is disclosed, wherein the hanging device includes a retaining element having a substantially square cross-section configured to be received in a square opening formed in a fence, a hanger body configured to allow an article to be supported thereby, and a shaft connecting the retaining element to the hanger body. The retaining element is aligned with and extended through the square opening of the fence prior to being rotated to orient a top surface of the hanger body parallel to a ground surface. The rotation of the hanging device causes the retaining element to be oriented at 45° with respect to the square opening, causing the retaining element to be secured within the fence as the retaining element is unable to be removed from the square opening without first rotating the hanging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Sobb
  • Publication number: 20140183312
    Abstract: A shelving system including brackets and shelves suspended by straps from various types of shelving. One bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a solid surface shelf is provided. The bracket includes first and second legs and a connecting portion defining an opening for receiving the shelf. Another bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a wire shelf deck is provided. The bracket includes a plate with first and second edges bent in the same direction, and first and second substantially parallel slots in the plate receive a strap. A shelf for hanging from a plurality of straps is provided. The shelf includes a deck, which may include one or more materials, and a clamp mounted to the deck. A shelving system includes a bracket that engages a fixed shelf, a one strap depending from the bracket, and a shelf releasably attached to the at least one strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert John Warner, JR., Jean-Luc Camarda, Edgar Montague, Kurt Rampton
  • Patent number: 8757581
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a fan includes a fixing plate and a pair of fastening members. The fan includes a sidewall defining a number of fixing holes. The fixing plate defines a vent area and a number of slots located around the vent area. Each fastening member includes a connecting plate, a number of first hooks extending out from a first side of the connecting plate, and a number of second hooks extending out from a second side of the connecting plate opposite to the first hooks. Each first hook is latched into the corresponding slot of the fixing plate, each second hook is latched into the corresponding fixing hole of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • 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: 8708293
    Abstract: In a device substrate attachment structure, when a substrate including a terminal holder attached to an end portion thereof is attached to a frame made of sheet metal, the substrate is attached to the frame via the terminal holder without using a screw fastening structure. The terminal holder is attached to the frame via an engagement/disengagement mechanism. The engagement/disengagement mechanism includes through-hole portions on a side of the frame, a seat portion, claw portions, and leg portions on the side of the terminal holder, and a positioning mechanism on the side of a cabinet. The positioning mechanism includes rim portions of an opening window of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yokawa
  • Publication number: 20140104016
    Abstract: A combination RF filter and printed circuit board assembly wherein the RF filter is defined by a block of dielectric material including at least first and second side surfaces. A metal bracket with a plurality of fingers is secured to each of the first and second side surfaces. The fingers on the brackets extend through respective apertures in the printed circuit board and are soldered to the printed circuit board. The brackets relieve and transfer the thermal and mechanical stresses that result from use of a filter and printed circuit board that are made of materials with different thermal and mechanical characteristics and reduce the risk of cracking or damage to the filter, the printed circuit board, and the solder joints during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: CTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffery J. Nummerdor
  • Publication number: 20140061411
    Abstract: A building rooftop mounting structure including a sacrificial material that allows freedom of movement between itself and the rooftop as well as between itself and the mounting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Eric R. Stephan
  • Publication number: 20140042281
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the present invention includes a support apparatus having a support hub with a chamber to house a plurality of support arms and a coupling member to adapt the support arms about an axis. The support arms may extend from the support hub, and at least one of the support arms can be movable about the axis. One or more of these support arms are insertable within a space between a first rack device and a second rack device of a rack to enable the support apparatus to be a mounting location for a peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Mick, Joe Wiese, Joel Wineland
  • Patent number: 8641001
    Abstract: A wall hanging system is provided for mounting of heavy, high cantilever load objects to an upright wall, such as a big game trophy comprising a backer board with a central opening. The system includes a bracket secured to the rear face of backer board and having a forwardly extending housing. The housing includes an arcuate, inclined, hanging wall section defining a mounting recess. The system also has a hanger including an inclined, arcuate, upper, support surface, which is received within the recess such that the hanging and support surfaces are disposed in mating engagement throughout a fore-and-aft depth of at least about one-quarter inch, and through an arc of at least about 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Travis Heffernon
  • Patent number: 8636290
    Abstract: A tool cart assembly including a tool cart having a horizontal surface defining a mounting aperture, a first rail including a bottom wall, a pair of opposed sidewalls, a front edge of each sidewall defining a catch, and at least one projection depending downwardly from the bottom wall, the projection being configured to be received in the mounting aperture such that the first rail is secured to the horizontal surface. A tool kit includes a sidewall and a first elongated rib, the elongated rib is configured to be slidably received by the first rail. The tool kit is removably secured to the tool cart by positioning the elongated first rib in the first rail and sliding the tool kit rearwardly such that the catches defined by the first rail engage a first portion of the tool kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Henry Cowie, Tobias McKay Bridges, Richard Rex Bottles
  • Patent number: 8602372
    Abstract: A retaining structure includes a bracket, a retaining element, a securing element, a spring and a latching element. The bracket defines a mounting hole. The retaining element defines an opening and having a pin. The securing element is slidably retained to the retaining element. The securing element defines a securing groove, a guiding groove and a sliding groove. The sliding groove has a first end and a second end. The spring connects the retaining element and the securing element. The latching element is latched with the securing element. The latching element including a latching board and a latching post protruding from the latching board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Wen-Feng Hu
  • Publication number: 20130299654
    Abstract: An inflatable structure mount is used for mounting a device to an inflatable structure. An example is mounting of radar panels to an inflatable structure within an airship. The mount includes the device, and inserts coupled to the back side of the device, which mechanically couple to flexures mounted on the inflatable structure. Some of the flexures may have slotted holes, used in positioning the inserts on the inflatable structure at positions that will allow the flexures to mate with the inserts. A jig or tool may be used as part of the installation process, to locate the flexures at points where they will properly engage the inserts. The flexures may also each face a center point that is underneath the device to be mounted. The flexures may engage the inserts in ways that allow for quick installation and de-installation of devices, and may allow for visual inspection of proper installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert B. Williams, Kyle W. Maxhimer, Larry L. Lai, Thomas Brennan
  • Patent number: 8582284
    Abstract: A media display fixture includes a main body, a bracket and at least one first fastener. The main body includes a first side portion, a second side portion and a central portion coupling the first side portion to the second side portion. The central portion includes a ring binder for receiving media for display. The bracket includes a first side portion, a second side portion and a central portion coupling the first side portion to the second side portion. The at least one first fastener directly couples one of the first and second side portions of the main body to one of the first and second side portions of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Katia L. J. Toles, Tracy M. Tonnessen
  • Patent number: 8579444
    Abstract: The invention is related to a rear view mirror assembly with a least two parts out of the group of part as: mirror frame, mirror base, mirror housing, mirror bezel, mirror glass, mirror lighting means, actuator, that must be connected during assembly process with at least one retention latch. This retention latch comprises a circular hood and a rectangular arm formed in a first part and to be inserted into an opening and shifted along a slot in a second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Andrew Lettis, Charlie Spencer, Richard Gould
  • Patent number: 8572833
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retaining an ornament, for example, an ornamental crystal, on a frame or plate is provided. The method includes providing a pin having a first end and a second end, opposite the first end, the second end comprising a projection, for example, a head; inserting the first end of the pin through an aperture in the ornament and through a hole in the frame wherein the projection obstructs the aperture in the ornament; deforming, for example, twisting, the second end of the pin to provide a deformation of the second end that obstructs passage of the second end through the hole in the frame; and retaining the ornament on the frame by the projection of the first end of the pin and the deformation of the second end of the pin. Aspects of the invention facilitate the mounting of ornaments to ornamental fixtures, for example, chandeliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tho Ly, Andrew Schuyler
  • Publication number: 20130277515
    Abstract: A hard disc bracket is provided for fixing a hard disc within a computer case. The hard disc bracket includes frame body, a frame lateral plate, a receiving space, and at least one hook. The receiving space is defined by the frame body and the frame lateral plate collaboratively. The at least one hook is located at an upper edge of the frame lateral plate. When the hard disc is accommodated within the receiving space, the at least one hook is engaged with the hard disc to fix the hard disc on the frame body. Consequently, the hard disc may be fixed on the hard disc bracket without the need of using a screwdriver or any other tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Tai Pan, Shang-Hao Su
  • Publication number: 20130256483
    Abstract: Mud flap hanger is disclosed which includes a post member that is configured to allow attachment of the hanger to a vehicle and a hanger arm extending from the post member having a flexible core of a composite material, for example, a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and that is clad with a substantially inelastic polymer. Preferably, the hanger arm is formed with a cross-section shape of a polygon so that clips for hanging the mud flap from the arm may be conformed to that polygonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Ian A. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8540198
    Abstract: A support arm system (10) includes a socket (16) for attachment to a surface (18) and a support arm (14), for removable insertion in the socket (16). The support arm (14) has at least one formation (22). The socket (16) includes a housing (28) having an insertion opening (30) leading to a passage (32) for insertion of the support arm (14). At least one formation (34) in the passage (32) complementary to the at least one formation (22) on the support arm (14) is provided to engage the support arm (14) when the support arm (14) is in the socket (16). A gate element (36) in the passage (32) is biased to a position at or in front of said at least one formation (34) in the passage. To insert the support arm (14), the gate element (36) must be pushed against its bias to expose the formation in the passage for engagement by the support arm (14) to retain the support arm in the socket, the gate element (36) providing a positive force between the support arm (14) and socket (16) while it is so retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Aydin Keyvanloo
  • Patent number: 8540199
    Abstract: A speaker fastening mechanism includes a first fastening component installed inside an audio device, a second fastening component installed inside the audio device and disposed on a side of the first fastening component, a speaker unit whereon a first fixing part and a second fixing part are formed, a first elastic component wedged in the first fixing part and fastened inside the first fastening component, and a second elastic component wedged in the second fixing part and fastened inside the second fastening component in a rotating manner after the first elastic component is fastened inside the first fastening component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ming-Shiang Ke
  • Publication number: 20130240008
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module mounting system includes a spacer pad, an adhesive material on a first side of the spacer pad, and a first engaging element on a second side of the spacer pad. The spacer pad is configured to be adhered to a photovoltaic module by the adhesive on the first side, and the first engaging element is configured to engage with a second engaging element of a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 8523119
    Abstract: A support bracket is provided for use with a fixture for mounting a water closet connected to a water conduit of radius R. The fixture has a plurality of bolts at predetermined locations to which the bracket is mounted during use of the bracket. The support bracket has an elongated member with a longitudinal axis. A first end of the elongated member has at least one aperture sized and located therein to allow the bracket to be fastened to the bolts on the fixture during use of the bracket. A distal end of the bracket has a shaped opening therein. The shaped opening is formed of overlapping circles, resulting in a hole with circular ends of a radius of about R. The shaped opening has two opposing sides each with a cycloid shape and having opposing cusps of the cycloid shape aligned to define at least two circular openings of a radius of about R. The openings are centered on a straight line perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Greer, Larry D. Brown
  • Patent number: 8523127
    Abstract: Apparatuses for holding sport's equipment or other articles to a chain link fence are described. The apparatuses provide sport's participants and spectators with a convenient place for holding articles. A hub of an apparatus is aligned within an opening of a chain link and thereafter rotated for securing the hub to wires of the chain link fence. The apparatus is removed when the hub is rotated in the reverse direction and pulled from the fence. A variety of article holders may extend from the hub so that there are apparatuses for holding a bat, a cup, or other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Monte W. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8505865
    Abstract: An end bracket plate for a roller blind. The end bracket plate is releasably securable to the end bracket of the roller blind and releasably securable to the end panel of a head box enclosure. The plate includes one or more outwardly extending flanges which are receivable within one or more openings in the end panel of the head box such that when received within the openings in the end panel the one or more flanges hang the plate and the roller blind secured thereto within the head box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Norman Wills, Philip Ng
  • Publication number: 20130200232
    Abstract: An insertion protrusion of a frame of a device is inserted into an opening in a wall. A first fastening portion of the frame faces a first wall surface of the wall. A first screw member inserted into an insertion hole in the insertion protrusion is threadedly engaged with a second screw member on a screw axis. By operating an operating portion of an operating mechanism, the operating portion exposable from the frame toward a first direction, a rotational position of the second screw member about the screw axis can be controlled between a first rotational position and a second rotational position. The wall is fastened directly or indirectly between the first fastening portion of the frame and a second fastening portion of the second screw member having been displaced to the first rotational position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Yasuharu Naito, Tomonori Koma
  • Patent number: 8496215
    Abstract: An elbow bracket for cables or pipes, supported by a structure of an aeronautical device, in which a reinforcing rib of the elbowed main plate is not assembled with the elbowed main plate by welding but by tightening following a twisting of end-pieces traversing slots of the main plate and causing an outer face of the plate to be trapped against an upper face of oblong slits partially cutting into the end-pieces. The support is faster to construct, and has sufficient resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Marc Stephan, Michel Henri Ziegler