One Interengaging Portion Includes Aperture Patents (Class 248/224.8)
  • Publication number: 20110253853
    Abstract: A hinge reinforcement for a motor vehicle door hinge for securing a hinge joint to the bearing structure of a motor vehicle body, with a base plate that can be slidably attached to a side of the bearing structure facing away from the hinge joint in a pre-assembly position by means of a bracket. The base plate is designed to accommodate a thermally activatable fixing means, with which the base plate can be fixed to the bearing structure in a final assembly position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Michael HORNECK
  • Publication number: 20110248135
    Abstract: A fixing bracket for fixing a housing on a board includes: a placing portion configured to be placed on the board; an attaching portion configured to be attached to the housing; and a retaining portion which retains the placing portion to the board. The placing portion may include a receiving portion which accommodates the retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Keiko Ishida
  • Publication number: 20110247969
    Abstract: A securing device for securing a screening panel to a support frame of a vibrating screen assembly. The securing device has a body with a securing means at one end and a stub at the lower end. The securing means is shaped to mate with a complementary securing cavity in the screening panel and has a hole that receives a pin located in the securing cavity. The stub may be threaded to engage the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Ludowici Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Bradley Alan Pryde, Peter Martin Olson
  • Publication number: 20110240813
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Brian K. McMullen
  • Publication number: 20110240814
    Abstract: A hanger is provided for mounting a curtain rod, such as a shower curtain tension rod, on a display. The hanger includes a body and a resilient collar, pivotally connected to the body, for engaging the rod in a “snap-fit” fashion. The body has a first opening adapted to receive the curtain rod end and a second opening adapted to be engaged by a prong of the display, to mount the curtain rod on the display. The curtain rod end may include a part, such as a finial, with an exterior surface having a contour. The first opening has a shape substantially corresponding to that contour. The second opening preferably includes three recesses such that conventional single prong and double prong displays can be accommodated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: David Samelson
  • Publication number: 20110242265
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism of an optical scanning device, the optical scanning device emitting a light beam and performing a scanning, the optical scanning device further being fixed to a frame at an external part, the optical scanning device further including a housing, and the fixing mechanism including: a penetration hole provided in the frame; and a protruding pin provided at both ends of the housing thereby forming a plurality of protruding pins, wherein at least one of the plurality of protruding pins is insertable to the penetration hole formed in the frame; and a biasing member biasing the housing in a direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Masato OHNISHI, Kousuke UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20110240811
    Abstract: A reel seat (5) for affixing a fishing reel (80) to an archery bow (1) using a threaded fastener (16) attached to a support shaft (9). The foot (6) of the fishing reel (80) rests upon the shaft (9) and is secured between a cap (7) and a rear bushing (8). The rear bushing (8) is stationary while the cap (7) is movable along the shaft (9). Screwing a threaded fastener (23) into the shaft (9) advances the removable cap (7) towards the stationary rear bushing (8) and decreases the separation of the rear bushing (8) and the cap (7). The decreased distance results in physical forces and friction being applied to the reel foot, supporting member, and said structures. Prior to fully tightening the fastener (23), the fishing reel (80) may be placed in an infinite number of circumferential positions (90, 91, 92) with respect to the longitudinal axis (86) of the shaft (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Christian Soderberg
  • Publication number: 20110233356
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved support bracket for mounting a clutch of a roller blind. The clutch of roller blind used with this improved bracket is the type having at least one projecting pin. The support bracket includes a bracket housing having a flat wall with at least one aperture configured to receive the projecting pin such that the pin passes through the aperture and extends past the flat wall. The aperture is configured to permit the pin to slide up and down inside the aperture between a first and second position when the pin is positioned in the aperture. The bracket also includes a spring lock member mounted to the flat wall adjacent the aperture, the spring lock positioned to partially obstruct the aperture. The spring lock member is configured such that when the pin is inserted into the aperture the spring lock is deflected out of the way to permit the pin to be inserted into the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Publication number: 20110233357
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mounting member including a first planar surface and an opposing second planar surface, a first extension member extending from the first planar surface, and a first accessory holder portion connected to the first extension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Todd Owen
  • Publication number: 20110226710
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a rack, two positioning members, two retaining members, and two latch members. The rack includes two first supports and two second supports. Each second support defines a plurality of locking holes. The positioning members are configured for attachment to an electronic device and engage with the first supports. The retaining members are configured for attachment to the electronic device and attached to the second supports. Each retaining member defines a through hole. Each latch member includes a first latch component and a second latch component. The first latch component includes two resiliently deformable securing pieces and defines a threaded hole. The securing pieces are received in one of the locking holes to secure the first latch components to the second supports. The second latch components pass through the through holes and are threaded in the threaded holes, to secure the retaining members to the second supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO.,LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-TANG PENG, WEI QIU, BING-BAO GUO
  • Publication number: 20110220769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support device (60) for fixing a bearing (28) on a bearing shield (13.1, 13.2) of a housing (13) of an electric machine (10). Rotatably mounted in the support device is a rotor (20) with a shaft (27). The support device (60) is substantially flat and comprises a plurality of fastening openings (62) that are grouped about a central opening (64). The support device (60) comprises at least one design break point (66, 68; 72, 74; 76, 78; 92) that acts to provide a local limit to the excess stresses in the material of the support device (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Einbock, Vincent Riou, Ruediger Schroth
  • Publication number: 20110204758
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to an electronic device securement system for receiving and securing a portable electronic device to a protective housing. The electronic device is secured within the protective housing via a removable gasket, which is custom molded to stretch around the edges of the electronic device to receive the electronic device therein. The gasket is removably coupled to the protective housing via elastomeric protruding buttons of the gasket that frictionally engage holes formed in the protective housing. The electronic device securement system may include a closure strap. The closure strap may operate to transform the protective housing into an easel or stand for displaying the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: DayMen Photo Marketing LP
    Inventors: Mark Loncar, Luis G. Quehl, Ryan Moore
  • Publication number: 20110204195
    Abstract: A mounting plate utilized to attach an object to a mounting system. The mounting plate includes a base having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the base is bonded to a membrane of the mounting system. A housing is raised from the top surface of the base, the housing creates a contact surface area to support the object. A first member is raised from the top surface; the first member has a surface at a height flush with the contact surface area of the housing. A hole extends through the thickness of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Joel A. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20110199752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mount (10; 12; 14) for mounting an electrical appliance (20). The invention also relates to a stand comprising the mount, to fastening means (60) for an electrical appliance, to an electrical appliance comprising the fastening means, to a toolkit (200) for mounting the electrical appliance, and to a method of mounting the electrical appliance. The mount comprises a base (30; 32; 34) which comprises connecting means (50) for connecting the base (30; 32; 34) to a surface (100) or for connecting the base to a stand. The base is configured for distributing a weight of the electrical appliance across a part of the surface or to the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Tim Kern, Wee Guan Tan
  • Publication number: 20110186705
    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: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Ming-Shiang Ke
  • Patent number: 7988114
    Abstract: An apparatus expanding around the perimeter of a box-shaped electronic device, the apparatus having a rectangular frame which is expandable lengthwise and widthwise and brackets for three-dimensional retention of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coleman, Lawrence R. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20110182044
    Abstract: A mounting component includes a fixed frame to be fixed to a board and a sliding frame. The fixed frame includes first and second fixed side plates having through holes formed in positions corresponding to engaging holes of an electronic component, and first and second fixed arms connecting the first and second fixed side plates. The sliding frame includes first and second sliding side plates including engaging pins to be inserted via the through holes into the engaging holes of the electronic component, first and second sliding arms extending from the front and back ends of the first sliding side plate, and third and fourth sliding arms extending from the front and back ends of the second sliding side plate. The first, second, third, and fourth sliding arms are configured to slide the first and second sliding plates away from the first and second fixed side plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideyuki Fujikawa, Hirokatsu Kato
  • Publication number: 20110155877
    Abstract: A bracket device for removably securing a control box atop a portable amplifier. The portable amplifier is provided with a handle secured to its top by spaced apart securing hardware. The device is in the form of a resilient construct having a U-shaped top portion, a pair of bridging members emanating from the U-shaped top portion and a pair of extension members extending substantially perpendicularly from the bridging members and having free distal ends. The extension members are spaced apart from one another approximately the distance between the spaced apart securing hardware and is sufficiently resilient to enable the extension members to be drawn together a sufficient distance to enable its free distal ends to pass between the securing hardware and beneath the handle and to exert lateral pressure against the securing hardware to resist inadvertent removal of the bracket from the top of the amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Lance Reegan-Diehl Dennison
  • Patent number: 7946545
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly for mounting to a building is described. The wall mount assembly includes a base member having a front surface and a rear surface and having a wall extending about an outer periphery and inwardly from the rear surface. The base member also includes at least one edge recessed rearwardly from the front surface defining a recessed portion therein. The edge of the recessed portion also defines mounting apertures, mounting holes and/or mounting surfaces spaced about the recessed portion. An annular flange extends rearwardly from the recessed portion. An insert member and/or a cover member mount to either one of the mounting apertures, mounting holes and/or mounting surfaces for creating an aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Aundrea Nurenberg, Michael C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20110116276
    Abstract: In a mounting assisting member used for mounting a mounted body for a smaller mounting hole than a mounting hole provided in a mounting member to the mounting hole, the mounting assisting member, since support plate portions of the mounting assisting member come into surface contact with a peripheral edge portion in an upper surface side of a ceiling of a mounting hole by one surfaces. Accordingly, an influence of a concavity and convexity is lightened even in the case the concavity and convexity exists in a peripheral edge portion of the mounting hole, and a lighting apparatus for a smaller mounting hole than the mounting hole of the ceiling is stably held to the ceiling in a predetermined direction and by a predetermined support force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritaka Okamura, Osamu Bando
  • Publication number: 20110108690
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for attachment of objects to substrates (16) formed from weak or soft construction materials, such as plasterboard or chipboard, includes a bracket (1) having one or more apertures (3) and one or more longitudinal pins (8) having threaded head portions (10), which thread into corresponding apertures (3) in the bracket. The apertures (3) in the bracket (1) are either obround or star-shaped and may be punched out from the bracket (1). The pins (8) are arranged to pass into the substrate (2) at different angles through the apertures and their threaded heads lock with the walls of the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: RAPTORGRIP LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Julian Owen, Jonathan Bloy
  • Publication number: 20110108692
    Abstract: A mount for attaching a projection device to an overhead structure includes a device interface operably attachable to the projection device and a device orientation adjustment structure operably coupled with the device interface. The device orientation adjustment structure has structure defining up to three independent axes for adjustment of projector pitch, roll, and yaw. A single selectively adjustable friction element may be provided to enable projector position to be fixed about for any one or all of the independent axes. A gear adjustment mechanism may be provided to enable fine adjustment of projector position. Moreover, any one or all of the independent axes may pass through the projector device, preferably proximate its center of gravity so that it is self balanced on the mount to ease adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 7938374
    Abstract: A portable clamp has a hinged, two piece arm that folds for storage within a hollow stem. A first arm hingedly connects to a second arm where each has a curved shell sized for gripping the frame of a bicycle. The first arm and second arm have cooperating holes to admit pins for securing the first arm to the second arm. Opposite the hinge, the second arm fits perpendicularly into the stem. A buckle secures a strap that passes around an object. In use, a cyclist releases the clamp from the stem. The cyclist places the strap around the upright object at a desirable height. The cyclist places the end of the strap in the buckle and cinches the strap. Using a pin, the cyclist secures the clamp within the stem. The cyclist places the arm around a bicycle frame member then secures a pin through the arm and into the stem. The bike is then supported at a convenient height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jeremy P. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20110100939
    Abstract: A bat hanging device that can be securely and selectively connected to a chain link fence is disclosed. A modular rack into which the bat hanging device may be securely and selectively inserted is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: John Friesch
  • Publication number: 20110089297
    Abstract: A short-throw projector and Interactive White Board (IWB) mounting system is presented. The mounting system includes a pair of board mounting brackets, such that a section of the board mounting bracket is positionable a predetermined distance from a mounting surface. The mounting system further includes projector mount bracket wherein a portion of the projector mount bracket is also positionable a predetermined distance from a mounting surface such that a desired distance is maintained between the projector and the IWB when the system is installed over an existing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Les Bishop
  • Publication number: 20110089298
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reinforcing a traffic control assembly are provided. In some embodiments, a retrofitted traffic control assembly configured to reinforce a traffic signal assembly in high wind conditions is provided, where the assembly includes a clamping assembly having clamping members that at least partially surround an existing traffic signal disconnect hanger, and bar members positioned substantially perpendicular to the clamping members. In certain embodiments, stiffening members may be placed in, on, or adjacent to a traffic signal and/or a traffic signal disconnect hanger to further reinforce the traffic signal assembly. Also provided are connection assemblies for reinforcing the portion of a traffic control assembly positioned between a traffic signal disconnect hanger and an upper span wire, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110087367
    Abstract: A support (40) contains a plurality of separate doses (46) of deliverable substances. The support is arranged to be operatively coupled to a long-life dispensing device. The support is intended to be either coupled to or inserted within the dispensing device, such that a relative movement of the support and at least one part of the dispenser body that is caused by an actuating system allows selectively delivering at least one substance dose. The support integrates reference means (49a), (49b) that are configured to provide, due to said relative movement, information on at least one of: doses of the substance provided within the support, a condition and/or a position of the support within the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Costanzo Gadini, Renato Gaj, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides, Marco Moro
  • Publication number: 20110079693
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an object to a wall includes a backbone, a ledge, and a spacer. The backbone has a means for mounting the backbone parallel to the wall. The ledge is attached to a bottom of the backbone and extends away from the wall. The spacer is located between the backbone and the ledge. A bottom of the object rests on the ledge and leans over the spacer such that a top of the object rests on the wall above the backbone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Don Charles Burkman
  • Publication number: 20110068022
    Abstract: A storage/display unit that is mountable on a support column is disclosed. The walls provide an enclosed storage space and may have one or more apertured walls for receiving and supporting pegboard or slatboard accessories. The storage/display unit has mounting means that allows it to be mounted on a support column, such as a lally column. The mounting means may be such, that it surrounds the circumference of a support column, or have a rear wall that allows the unit to be fitted against only a portion of the support column. The rear wall may have a column adapter and means for accommodating the various diameters of round support columns. The unit may also be mounted on a flat wall or used as a stand-alone unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: H. William Koch, III, Sandra M. Koch
  • Patent number: 7909295
    Abstract: A mounting for an all-in-one personal computer (10) that has a stand (12) for supporting the computer on a table or desk to enable the computer to be mounted on a wall or at the end of an articulated arm. A bracket (16) has a first wall (16A) that is disposed to confront a face of the stand surrounding the through-hole in the stand and that contains a through-hole (24) that registers with a through-hole (26) in the stand and a second wall (16B) that joins with the first wall and that contains a VESA compliant hole pattern that provides for attachment to a VESA compliant member. A hollow bolt (20) and a nut (22) coact with the registered through-holes to hold the first wall of the bracket fast on the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Powers, Joseph Szacon
  • Publication number: 20110057407
    Abstract: A tie-plate comprising a lower mounting flange that is removably attachable to a first frame hanger and to a second frame hanger, wherein the lower mounting flange includes a first set of attachment holes that correspond to a set of attachment holes at the first frame hanger, wherein the lower mounting flange includes a second set of attachment holes that correspond to a set of attachment holes at the second frame hanger, an extending member having a first end that extends at an angle from the lower mounting flange; and an upper mounting flange extending from a second end of the extending member, wherein the upper mounting flange has one or more mounting holes adapted for attachment of the tie-plate to an undercarriage of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Hendrickson USA, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Shawn D. Noble
  • Publication number: 20110049247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an attachment arrangement that comprises a body, an attachment component and a fastener. One of the body (20) and the attachment component defines a protrusion (22) and the other of the body (20) and the attachment component defines a recess configured to receive the protrusion (22). The fastener is operative to resist separation of the body (20) and the attachment component when the protrusion (22) is received in the recess. Each of the protrusion (22) and the recess defines a surface profile (28, 30) with the surface profiles cooperating with each other to force the body (20) and the attachment component progressively apart from each other against the operation of the fastener as the body (20) and the attachment component are rotated in relation to each other when the protrusion (22) is received in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: REACTEC LIMITED
    Inventors: Donald Black, John Paul McKeown, Mark-Paul Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20110037298
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a toy bar arrangement to a frame of an infant seat assembly is provided. The assembly includes a mounting member adapted to fixedly engage the frame. The assembly further includes a receptacle member operably engaged with the mounting member and defining a cavity. The receptacle member is rotatable about a substantially horizontal axis with respect to the mounting member, and between a locked position and an unlocked position in relation to a locking member associated with the mounting member. The assembly further includes a mating member adapted to operably engage a toy bar arrangement and configured to be removably received within the cavity of the receptacle member so as to be rotatable in conjunction with the receptacle member between the locked and unlocked positions. The mating member has a locking flange configured to engage the locking member in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Mendes, Charles Simons
  • Publication number: 20110031364
    Abstract: A clam-shell bracket for defining a mounting flange on a structural member, such as a hydroformed vehicle cross-member or frame rail, includes a lower body featuring an integrated locating feature with which to preposition the bracket on the structural member, and permanently-attached male threaded fasteners with which to thereafter secure the bracket to the structural member. The bracket further includes a hinged upper body having slotted bolt holes through which the lower body's fasteners may freely pass as the upper body is pivoted into the assembled position, thereby reducing the time required for bracket installation. The use of fasteners on the both the hinged end and opposite end of the lower clamp body provides an improved clamping force about the structural member, while the improved clamping force cooperates with the mating locating features of the bracket and the structural member to improve the lateral applied load transfer therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: CHARLES H. KNESHTEL, JR., Mark S. Marek, Jerome Herman, John A. Dzvowik, David Dominic, JR., Adrian J. Purvis
  • Publication number: 20110023364
    Abstract: A retaining arrangement is provided with at least one light-barrier fastening device for fastening the light-barrier element on the retaining arrangement, and with at least one first door-fastening device, for fastening the retaining arrangement on an element of a first type of door, and also with at least one second door-fastening device for fastening the retaining arrangement on an element of a second type of door, and/or with a floor-fastening/ground-fastening or wall-fastening device, for fastening the retaining arrangement on the floor/ground or a surrounding wall and/or on an element of an undetermined type of door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Euteneuer, Michael Sanke
  • Publication number: 20110024394
    Abstract: A bore welding mechanism comprising a casing having spindle bushings rotationally and axially supporting a rotatable and axially translatable spindle for supporting a bore repair mechanism in alignment with a bore. The spindle has an axially extending keyway and a worm gear thread extending for at least a part of a length of the spindle. A spindle drive gear is coupled to the spindle by a drive key engaging with the keyway of the spindle so that the spindle is rotationally fixed to the spindle drive gear and axially translatable with respect to the spindle drive gear. A drive shaft extends through the casing, transversely to and offset from an axis of the spindle, and includes a drive shaft worm gear rotationally fixed to the drive shaft. The worm gear engages with the spindle drive gear to rotate the spindle drive gear and the spindle due to rotation of the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas ESSLINGER
  • Publication number: 20110006182
    Abstract: A meter pit lid plug and bracket assembly configured to suspend a transmitter plug inside a meter pit is provide. The meter pit lid plug and bracket assembly includes a plug and a bracket. The plug includes a head and a stem that extends from the head. The stem is also configured to extend through a hole in a meter pit having a top surface. The head is sized to rest on the top surface of the meter pit lid and is configured to hold the stem in the hole. The bracket is configured to hold the transmitter plug inside the meter pit. The stem is selectively engageable with the base so that when the stem is connected with the base, both the plug and bracket are configured to hold and suspend the transmitter plug inside the meter box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: THE FORD METER BOX COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven W. Hockema, Mark E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100314516
    Abstract: A device for temporarily supporting a component being attached in a rack which has two front vertical corner members and two rear vertical corner members where each front corner member has openings aligned with openings in the opposing rear corner member. Located within the space defined by the four corner members is a support member for holding up the component. A first coupling pin that is supported by a front corner member and an opposing rear corner member on one side of the rack provides support for the support member along a first side. A second coupling pin that is supported by a front corner member and an opposing rear corner member on the other side of the rack provides support for the support member along a second opposite side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Thaison Chu
  • Publication number: 20100308192
    Abstract: A sensor attachment arrangement with a sensor holder (3) for attachment to a component (6) to which at least one sensor (2) is attached or can be attached. The sensor holder (3) has at least a finger-shape mounting element (4) with a cavity (7) therein in which a strut (8) is received such that by insertion of the strut (8), the mounting element (4) is splayed or can be spread at least in some areas to secure the sensor holder (3) to the component (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Joachim Spratte, Michael Schwab
  • Publication number: 20100308191
    Abstract: A bracket for securing a pump having a plurality of fluid communication tubes and at least one pre-existing mounting opening to pre-existing openings in the frame of a hospital includes a base that has at least one opening aligned with the at least one pre-existing mounting opening of the pump for securing the base to the pump. At least one mounting arm is connected to the base and includes at least one opening aligned with the at least one pre-existing opening in the hospital bed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Rydzinski
  • Publication number: 20100294896
    Abstract: A holding device for a mounting part installed inside an aircraft fuselage having a lining including an insulating mat, the holding device includes a fastening part attached to the aircraft fuselage and protruding through an opening in the insulating mat; a sealing disk; and a holding part configured to attach the mounting part and being disposed on an inner side of the aircraft fuselage and cooperating with the fastening part configured to attach the mounting part so as to simultaneously fix the insulating mat between the fastening part and the holding part, wherein the holding part extends through the opening in a sealed manner, and wherein a lower surface of the sealing disk contacts and seals an edge region of the opening when the holding part is installed on the fastening part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Cihangir SAYILGAN
  • Publication number: 20100294902
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is provided for mounting a data storage device. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket to receive the data storage device, and a holder attached to bracket. The holder abuts against the front end of the data storage device, thereby retaining the data storage device in the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY(ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: GUANG-YI ZHANG, ZHE ZHANG, JIAN FU
  • Patent number: 7837164
    Abstract: A two-piece clamping system for creating a reinforced attachment point for tarpaulins or the like includes a “Y”-shaped bottom clamp with retaining slots on its bifurcated end, a securing groove within its body, and an extending tab with a grommet to receive a carabiner or hook for attaching the clamp to a support structure. An upper clamp portion includes two legs for retaining the tarpaulin within the slots on the bottom clamp. A mechanical fastener such as a screw and wing nut secure the tarpaulin's grommet within both halves of the clamping system thereby providing a quick and easy method for attaching a reinforcing clamping system to tarpaulins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: David Getgood
  • Publication number: 20100282935
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing an apparatus for attaching items to a chain link fence. The apparatus has a flat base with an attachment side having legs with grooves or lips to hook or attach to a chain link fence. The apparatus has a utility side opposite the attachment side. The utility side may be substantially flat to display symbols so that multiple apparatus form a sign. The utility side may include an integral beverage holder, hooks, tiedown loops, or a hook-and-loop fastener. The utility side may be integral to the side of a bottle, such that the bottle may be supported by a chain link fence. The utility side may support a clasp system, where one portion of the clasp is attached to the base of the apparatus, and the second portion of the clasp is attached to an item to be supported, such that the item may be attached to the base or removed from the base by engaging or disengaging the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: William J. Zannoni
  • Patent number: 7828253
    Abstract: A portable laptop computer stand comprises a support assembly mounted atop a pedestal. The pedestal includes a base assembly having a post extending upwardly therefrom. The base assembly is supported by a plurality of radially outwardly extending spokes having castors mounted on free ends thereof. The post may include a telescopic mechanism to allow for vertical height adjustment of the support assembly. The support assembly includes a support panel atop of which is mounted the laptop computer in a secured manner via a pair security devices mounted on opposing sides thereof. The support assembly may further include a pull-out drawer, pull-out keyboard tray having a pull-out mouse panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher E. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100258689
    Abstract: An assembly plate and a method for arranging at least one module in a housing body, including an assembly side for assembly in the housing body and an opposing module housing side for housing the module. According to the invention, the assembly plate has clip pins by means of which the module can be locked in a position on the assembly side as defined by the clip pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Hufen
  • Patent number: 7810654
    Abstract: A hanging rack assembly includes a hanging strap having transverse pin holes at different elevations, a hanging hook for hooking the hanging strap on a support and having an angled hook portion at one end, an arched hook portion at the other end and a transverse slot on the middle for the passing of the hanging strap, hanging racks respectively formed of two vertical bars, two transverse bars and multiple hanger bars and respectively fastened to the hanging straps at different elevations for hanging things, each hanging rack defining a vertically extending passage for the passing of the hanging strap, and positioning pins respectively fitted into the transverse pin holes of the hanging strap to secure the hanging hook and the hanging rack to the hanging strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Publication number: 20100253196
    Abstract: A cabinet may include an upper wall, a lower wall and side walls. The cabinet may include a bracket that may be used to connect the cabinet to a mounting surface. The side walls may include receiving portions that receive portions of the bracket. The cabinet may also include one or more rear walls. The upper, lower, side and/or rear walls may include portions that overlap and/or engage with each other, which may help interconnect the walls and strength and/or reinforce the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: S. Curtis Nye
  • Publication number: 20100243591
    Abstract: A shelving system having a top, bottom and intermediate shelves mounted on vertical supports. The intermediate shelves are mounted on adjustable brackets that permit individual removal of the intermediate shelves without disturbing the top and bottom shelves. The adjustable brackets comprise at one end a pin that is adapted to be inserted into a series of apertures formed along the length of each support. Opposite the pin, a mounting member is sized and shaped to receive a corner of each shelf. A stop is formed on the bracket between the pins and mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Steven M. Kessell, Douglas R. Dean, Gene B. Kartchner
  • Publication number: 20100219310
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting bracket assembly for a fixture is disclosed for securely mounting a fixture to construction framing and easily enabling adjustment of the depth of the fixture at any time during or after a wall installation process. A fixture mounting bracket assembly includes a mounting structure having a mounting plate and male connectors, and a support structure having a support frame and female connectors. The male and female connectors join the mounting structure and the support structure, providing an adjustable space between the mounting plate and the support frame. The respective connectors can engage with each other through various means, such as a simple peg and hole friction assembly, a screw and screw hole threaded assembly, a rivet and hole assembly, and/or a locking pin and hole array assembly. The bracket assembly is configured to support a fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: Max Stephen Rose