Clamped To Mounting Surface And Having A Diverse Article Clamping Means (i.e., Double Clamp) Patents (Class 248/229.1)
  • Patent number: 11115516
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technical field of supports, and in particular to a support device. The support device includes a mounting frame and a clamping base, the mounting frame includes a main frame body and a joint structure. Electronic products are installed on the front side of the main frame body, the joint structure joint is connected with a rear side of the main frame body, and the joint structure and the clamping base are detachably connected. Thus, when the electronic product need to be used, the electronic products are detached along with the mounting frame from the clamping base, and there is no need to detach the electronic products from the support device, which simple in operation and convenient in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHFNZHEN ZHIDAWEI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhi Pan
  • Patent number: 10683849
    Abstract: Provided are deflector plates configured to avoid collisions with an interior component of a tower section for personnel ascending or descending the tower section, kits including such deflector plates and methods for mounting said deflector plates in a tower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alimak Group AB
    Inventor: Luke Metzinger
  • Patent number: 10138914
    Abstract: A sensor attachment tool is provided with a rail-shaped sensor holder having a sensor insertion groove for accommodatably holding a position sensor so that the position of the position sensor can be adjusted, a band part linkable at both ends to the sensor holder and configured so as to be fitted over the outer peripheral surface of a cylinder tube along the peripheral direction, and a tightening mechanism for tightening the band part, the tightening mechanism being arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the cylinder tube in a different peripheral position than the sensor holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima
  • Patent number: 9991629
    Abstract: Disclosed are a magnetic automobile vehicle device and its multifunctional module. The magnetic automobile vehicle device obtains electric power from a cigarette lighter slot of an automobile vehicle and includes a first magnet and an impact detector. The impact detector generates a distress signal when the automobile vehicle is collided. The multifunctional module includes a second magnet and an output element coupled to the magnetic automobile vehicle device by magnetic attraction and provided for charging or supplying power to the output element, and the output element has an ultrasonic transmitter, a USB slot or an O3 air purifier. Therefore, the device comes with a multifunctional configuration and meets market and consumer requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: C.C.P. CONTACT PROBES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Wen Chien, Li-Chun Lan, Min-An Ching, Ping-Huan Tsou, Wen-Ying Cheng, Bor-Chen Tsai, Tsung-Ming Tsai, Chih-Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 9904150
    Abstract: A transmission mode fast-conversion structure for a photographic sliding rail comprises an elongated rail, bracket modules mounted on two ends of the rail, a sliding block module sliding on the rail, a sliding block transmission structure, a flywheel module and an electric module; both the electric module and the flywheel module are provided with a claw disc coupling capable of being engaged with a claw disc type coupling of the sliding block transmission structure and a securing buckle inserted into and buckled with a lock catch structure in the sliding block module. in this way, transmission mode conversion can be achieved by way of plugging and pulling, so that there is no need to loosen screws to demount the original flywheel or electric module before mounting a new electric or flywheel module and to tighten the screws finally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zhongshan Dashan Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xihua Zhu, Shuang Xiao
  • Patent number: 9898042
    Abstract: A docking apparatus is provided. The docking apparatus includes a host mount and a smart device mount. The host mount includes a base plate. At least one hinge clip is pivotally secured to the base plate by a binder post. The hinge clip is resiliently biased towards the base plate by a spring. A turn table is secured to an upper surface of the base plate and rotatable about a first axis. A hinge arm includes a first end pivotally attached to an upper surface of the turn table. The first end is rotatable about a second axis, such as a horizontal axis, substantially perpendicular to the first axis. The smart device mount is secured to a second end of the hinge arm and is operable to releasably retain a smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Abbott
  • Patent number: 9557199
    Abstract: A firefighting monitor includes logic circuitry for determining the reaction force caused by the flow of firefighting fluid therethrough. The reaction force may be communicated to structures remote from the monitor for taking appropriate actions in response to the reaction forces exceeding one or more criteria. The monitor may also use flow and nozzle data for calculating a reach of the stream of the fluid, and may transmit this reach data to a remote location. The monitor may also utilize multiple pressure sensor transducers positioned inside the monitor for determining the rate of fluid flow, rather than a paddle wheel-type sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric N. Combs
  • Patent number: 9410658
    Abstract: In one example, a device for mounting and adjusting an electronic device is described. The device can include a mounting frame, an elongated shaft connected to the mounting frame, a curved arm for operatively connecting to an electronic device and slidably engaging with the shaft, and a threaded knob configured for threadable engagement with the curved arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventor: George Runger
  • Patent number: 9381418
    Abstract: A clamp assembly configured for holding hockey sticks and hockey puck comprises an adjustable bracket having a generally square-shaped cross-section, the bracket being configured to hold shafts of four hockey sticks, and at least one puck clamp coupled to the adjustable bracket, the at least one puck clamp being configured to secure a hockey puck proximate to the adjustable bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8998546
    Abstract: A fixture for attachment of an end of a member, such as a wind turbine tower section, blade or hub for a wind turbine characteristically has an end flange. To enable clamping while being able to compensate for different hole patterns in the flanges, by the invention, the fixture provides for retaining of ends of members with flanges, regardless of flange diameter and hole patterns, and which is also quickly and easily installed. Additionally, it is possible to firmly clamp the flange end to upstanding frame parts of the fixture with fastening elements, thereby providing a stable connection between a console of the fixture and the upstanding frame parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Liftra ApS
    Inventor: Per E Fenger
  • Publication number: 20150073211
    Abstract: A support system including a rail, a lower support, and an instrument support. The lower support is configured to receive a portion of a bronchoscope and to selectively fix the bronchoscope relative to the rail. The instrument support is slidably disposed on the rail and is selectively lockable to the rail. The instrument support is configured to releasably couple to a surgical instrument inserted through the bronchoscope to fix the position of a portion of the surgical instrument relative to the bronchoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. DICKHANS, CAROL L. SHAFFER, ALEX A. PETERSON, ARLEN J. RESCHKE
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • Patent number: 8925179
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism includes: a support member; a rail attached to the support member; and a fastener affixed to the second side of the rail. The rail includes: a plurality of rail holes for stud engagement; a first side facing a device to be engaged to the mounting mechanism; and a second side. The fastener includes: a clamping arm; a clamp lever pivotally associated with the clamping arm; and a moveable locking latch securing the clamp lever in one of two positions: open and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gables Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Kirsch, Daniel Kinard
  • Patent number: 8899539
    Abstract: A guard for structural members is disclosed. It can reduce worker injury with a thin sheet metal or plastic, broadly U-shaped guard plate attached to a structural support through attachment to a pair of clamps, each with a primary and a secondary threaded clamp mechanism. The attachment between the guard plate and pair of clamps may be via a slotted intermediate structure. The primary mechanism has a swivel pad end while the secondary clamps have a pointed, cone-shaped end. is the guard can be used in wind turbine towers to protect workers on a fixed ladder from hitting interior flanges as they climb up and as they climb down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Antony Oliver, William Nichols
  • Patent number: 8879361
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a transducer on a boat includes a pair of slotted portions adjustably connected to one another. One of the slotted portions includes a transducer mounting portion, which can be used to mount a transducer to the apparatus. The apparatus can be mounted to a boat by positioning the apparatus close to the boat and then adjusting the slotted portions so that slots included in these portions engage with the boat and hold the apparatus in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Troy A. McGee
  • Patent number: 8827216
    Abstract: A tool support system is disclose having a yoke; a plurality of concentric rings having at least one ring pivotally connected to the yoke; a tool fastening mechanism to secure a tool in the support system; and one or more rotation components to permit the tool to rotate within a ring of the support structure. One or more of the concentric rings can be added to the system or can replace one or more concentric rings to accommodate tools of different sizes. The invention includes a method of configuring a support apparatus and a support apparatus kit with various interchangeable parts, and parts that can be built out to varying degrees to permit the support structure to be used on numerous types of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Garrett W. Brown, Anthony D. Sacksteder, Micah Black, David G. Asmann
  • Patent number: 8821044
    Abstract: The invention is a clamping device for securing photographic equipment, which includes a mounting plate to a supporting structure, such as a tripod and or to a strap. The device includes a pair of opposed sliding clamps operably attached to a base. The clamp engages opposite sides of the base and may each be moved independently of one another to secure the supporting structure and to provide the capability to adjust to small variations in mounting plate sizes between equipment brands. The device has a loop to connect a strap or a strap connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Dordick
  • Patent number: 8814107
    Abstract: A fastening device (3) for detachably fastening a medical instrument (2A-2E) to a holding structure (1) includes two crossbeams (4A, 4B), two longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) with a claw (6) for extending behind a holding surface (1A) of the holding structure. A guide (7-9) is provided, by which the crossbeams (4A, 4B) are moved in the direction of the claws (6) of the longitudinal beams during a motion of the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another. A clamping structure (12) is provided for moving the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Holger Stegmann
  • Patent number: 8801349
    Abstract: A clamp for securing a module to a rail. The clamp has a bolt having a head and a thread. The clamp includes an insert thread having a threaded aperture for receiving the thread of the bolt. The clamp having a body including an aperture to receive the bolt and wherein a first side of the body abuts the head of the bolt. The body includes a saw-toothed edge on a second side of the body opposing the first side of the body. The clamp includes a nut having a nut aperture for receiving the insert thread and the insert thread facilitating an electrical connection between the bolt and the nut. The nut having a first nut flange and a second nut flange extending toward the head of the bolt and wherein tightening of the bolt causes the nut and the body to approach one another causing the saw-toothed edge to pierce the module and the first nut flange and the second nut flange to engage and pierce notches of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sunrun South LLC
    Inventor: Greg McPheeters
  • Patent number: 8777169
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a trailer/dolly air brake system module onto a mounting surface of a trailer/dolly using a mounting element. More particularly, a trailer/dolly air brake system module is mounted to an I-beam or C-channel of the trailer/dolly via welding methods, fasteners, or clamps. This allows the trailer/dolly air brake system module to be easily removable and replaceable, minimizing trailer/dolly down time as well as diagnostic troubleshooting/repair time. More particularly, the system module is for a trailer/dolly air brake system module. The method allows for continued use of a trailer/dolly vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan, James L. Greene
  • Patent number: 8746497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kitchen device, namely a cooking vessel to be used with a cooking utensil. The cooking vessel is adapted to hold the utensil by the stem in order to suspend the cooking implement of the utensil above the container of the cooking vessel. More particularly, the cooking vessel comprises a container having a bottom surface, and a handle extending from the container. The handle has an opening for receiving the stem of the utensil, the opening having a predetermined shape for cooperating with the stem to temporarily hold the stem so that the cooking implement of the utensil hangs above the bottom surface of the container. There is also provided a cooking assembly comprising the cooking vessel and the utensil. There is also provided a handle to be joined to a cooking vessel, as well as a utensil to be used with the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Atlantic Promotions Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bourbeau, Thao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8668176
    Abstract: There are provided a part fixing structure and a part fixing method to a resin-made fuel tank which can firmly fix a part to a tank wall without the need of providing a molding die with a convex portion and a recess. A part fixing method for fixing a tank-associated part to a tank wall of a resin-made fuel tank, the part being formed together with a pair of hook portions, the method comprising a step of burying the hook portions in the tank wall in a melted state when the resin-made fuel tank is molded, thereby fixing the part to the tank wall after the tank wall is cooled. In order to cause the resin of the tank wall to flow well, a chevron portion having a pair of first inclined faces is projectingly provided at the bottom face of the part between the hook portions, and a second inclined face which is inclined in a direction opposite to the buried direction toward the tip of the hook portion is formed at the bottom face of each hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Araya, Kazuhiro Ohtaki, Masahiro Niihori, Wataru Iwase
  • Publication number: 20140061413
    Abstract: A repositionable support system for drum-related objects comprises an upper assembly including a base plate adapted to removably receive drum related objects; a lower assembly including an attachment member adapted to removably couple the lower assembly to a recipient object; and an intermediate assembly separably coupling the upper and lower assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Graham Bradfield
  • Publication number: 20140001324
    Abstract: The electronic tablet mounting apparatus described herein comprises a frame with a plurality of clamps and support elements in the back panel of the frame. The frame is preferably substantially rectangular to conform to the footprint of the tablet computer. The clamps and support elements are configured to removably engage a backside of a tablet computer and to securely hold the tablet computer in place on the back panel without obscuring functional elements on the backside of the tablet computer. The apparatus further comprises a mounting bracket configured as an L-shaped flange. The mounting bracket is fixedly coupled to the bottom-side of the frame. The bracket is further configured to removably couple to a tripod head or any portable stand suitable for stabilizing a tablet or similar device for a particular task, e.g. photography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lowell Bowles
  • Patent number: 8578641
    Abstract: A thin, illuminatable graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail having an elongated first edge and an elongated second edge; an elongated cover rail having an elongated planar portion arranged along one edge thereof, and an elongated “J” shaped portion arranged along a second edge thereof, the elongated cover rail pivotable between an open orientation and a closed graphic or panel restraining position; an elongated receiving channel arranged in the elongated second edge of the base rail, with a biasing member arranged therein, and a fixture support first channel and a fixture support second channel on an outer lower side of the base rail, to enable the illuminable graphic support assembly to be selectively secured to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Pual P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8573549
    Abstract: A bracket, for attaching a support to a wheelchair frame, includes a coupling with a first body, a second body, and a link. The first body has a first bore with a clamp there around and has one connector for connection to the support or the wheelchair frame. The second body has a section with a second bore and which is received within the first bore and releasably engaged by the clamp. The second body has a second connector for connection to the other one of the support and the wheelchair frame. Releasing the clamp allows the first and second bodies to be separated so that the support can be moved with respect to the wheelchair frame, while the link, captured in the first and second bores, prevents total separation of the bodies. A key and keyway limit assembly of the first and second bodies in only one orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptive Engineering Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik B. Holstad
  • Patent number: 8561234
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Publication number: 20130228662
    Abstract: A device for attaching and presenting a tablet computing device, such as an iPad or iPad2 tablet, in close proximity to a personal computer monitor or display. The device comprises a strong flexible support arm of sufficient strength to hold a tablet computing device in a specific position. The arm may be omnidirectional, i.e., it flexes in all directions. The arm should be of sufficient length to allow the tablet computing device to be moved to a variety of different positions adjacent to the computer monitor. Multiple tablet computing devices can be used with a single personal computer monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Bradford Green
  • Patent number: 8393506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support assembly (1) for securing a bicycle to a load carrier for vehicles, comprising a bar (2), which is provided at both ends with a gripping means (3, 4) for mounting the support assembly between a substantially fixed frame of the load carrier and the bicycle, a common tensioning means (5), when tightened forcing together said gripping means (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventor: Torbjörn Malm
  • Patent number: 8393508
    Abstract: A rack for carrying cargo on top of a vehicle includes a pair of crossbars. Each crossbar spans a pair of rails. The crossbars are connected to the rails by towers. Each tower has a claw assembly which is adjustable along two axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Sautter, Dave Condon
  • Patent number: 8371544
    Abstract: An assembly such as a pipe anchor to be mounted on a structural support member to hold a pipe or other elongate article in a desired location. A base portion includes a cradle having slide channels on a pair of opposite side walls. A clamping body includes flanges that fit in the slide channels. Locking tabs that may be extensions of the flanges may be bent to engage retention faces of retainer legs on the base portion to keep the clamping body in place, yet permit it to be removed by straightening the locking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Gunderson LLC
    Inventor: Kristofer M. Heitmeyer
  • Publication number: 20130032679
    Abstract: An accessory adapter capable of attaching to a cargo accessory management system is shown and described. The accessory adapter may include a body member and a clamping member attached to the body member, where a portion of the cargo accessory management system is capable of being wedgingly secured between the clamping member and body member. The accessory adapter may also include an accessory adapter body selectively attached to the body member, where the accessory adapter body is capable of securing an accessory to the cargo accessory management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Ward, Gail Rae Matheus, Sean Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 8294550
    Abstract: An authentication system is provided with a room-security device, and an information processing apparatus installed in a controlled area controlled by the room-security device, in which the room-security device and the information processing apparatus are connected in a network. The room-security device obtains, from a user, identification information, and transmits the identification information to the information processing apparatus, if the user is permitted to enter a room based on the obtained identification information. The information processing apparatus receives the identification information. If it is detected that the user is alone in the controlled area based on the received identification information, the information processing apparatus performs authentication based on the received identification information instead of asking the user to enter authentication information to obtain the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Haruna Sasakuma
  • Patent number: 8251331
    Abstract: A fence hanger apparatus is generally comprised of two vertical hanging support brackets. The two vertical hanging support brackets each have an upper portion terminating in a U-shaped hook for hanging the apparatus over the top rail of a fence, and a lower portion. A vertical member has an upper end and a lower end and is positioned approximately midway between the two vertical hanging support brackets and is substantially parallel to the upper portions of the two vertical hanging brackets. The upper end of the vertical member extends substantially to the same height as the U-shaped hooks. The vertical member has a front face, a rear face and two side faces. The front face of the vertical member is provided with means for attaching hanging members. A U-shaped latch is pivotally mounted to the lower end of the vertical member for attaching the apparatus to a vertical post of a fence. The lower portions of the two hanging support brackets are secured to the lower end of the vertical member with securing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Robert B Fowler
  • Patent number: 8246028
    Abstract: A telescopingly adjustable clamp for securing an object to a support may include an anchor rod with a plurality of circumferentially extending grooves which define at least one barrier wall. A positioning member defines a receptacle that receives a portion of the anchor rod and allows motion of the anchor rod relative to the positioning member in the receptacle. The positioning member includes a positioning tab that projects into the receptacle and is sized and shaped to be received in one of the grooves. The positioning member supports a clamping member that extends generally radially outwardly from the longitudinal axis of the anchor rod. Relative movement of the anchor rod and the positioning member changes the distance between the clamping member and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Harold Larkin, Jeffrey Gibson, Kirk Aubertine
  • Patent number: 8242414
    Abstract: A domestic appliance combination comprising at least a first domestic appliance and a second domestic appliance arranged thereabove is disclosed, these being connected to one another for installation into a common built-in housing, with the second domestic appliance being connected to the first domestic appliance by means of a clamp-connection. A method for connecting at least two domestic appliances one above the other is also disclosed, which comprises a step involving fastening the second domestic appliance by means of a clamp-connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Hasslberger, Jürgen Schuchhardt, Nesrin Schuchhardt, legal representative, Bünyamin Schuchhardt, legal representative, Marvin Schuchhardt, legal representative, Markus Theine
  • Publication number: 20120185093
    Abstract: A robot mounting device includes a pair of spaced-apart arms adapted to retain robot body of a surveillance robot. The robot mounting device also includes a latching mechanism to secure the robot mounting device to a rifle. The positioning of the robot can be adjusted within robot mounting device to site a camera in the axle of the robot with respect to the rifle. The rifle can then be oriented to obtain visual imagery of an environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: ReconRobotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Kossett, Ernest Langdon, Wade D. Palashewski
  • Patent number: 8196325
    Abstract: A thin, graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail and an elongated cover rail which come together around a board to form four sides of a frame. A spring mechanism is fully captured after the base rail and cover rail are assembled together, and the angle and position of the spring channel allows the hinge location to be at the top/outer edge of the frame. The elongated base rail and elongated cover rail can be oriented in a parallel relationship when closed for capturing a display panel or a perpendicular relationship when open for inserting or removing a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Paul P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8191843
    Abstract: There is provided a mudguard mounting structure, superior in versatility and capable of reducing the number of steps for mounting. The present invention is a structure for mounting a mudguard on a rear bumper of a vehicle, in which a mounting member is used to mount the mudguard on the rear bumper, said mounting member comprising a clamping portion on one side thereof for clamping an end portion of the rear bumper, and a mounting portion on which the mudguard is mounted on an other side. The mounting member can be mounted on the rear bumper by allowing the clamping portion to clamp the aforementioned end portion, thereby reducing the number of parts and steps for mounting, and costs. Since the mounting member excels in versatility, costs can be further reduced. An engagement portion for engaging the rear bumper is provided on an inner surface of the clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Hagino, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8152121
    Abstract: A single bracket serves to both attach a TXV bulb to an outer surface of an outlet header and to place a securely hold the distribution assembly in a fixed position with respect to the TXV bulb. A pair of clam shell clamping members on opposite ends of a central member are put in position and clamped to hold the TXV bulb tightly in place against the outlet header and to clamp around the equalizer of the distributor assembly, thereby resulting in a rigid interconnection which maintains the desired positions for each of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Michael Thomas, Floyd J. Frenia, Thomas K. Rembold, Arturo Rios, Michael V. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8141833
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a grille to a door. The connector can include a first plate connected to a second plate at a right angle. A first tubular can extend at a right angle from the first plate for inserting into a door insert frame, such as in a screw boss. The first tubular can have a hole for receiving a fastener and fastening the connector to a door. A second tubular can be disposed proximate an intersection of the first plate and the second plate. The second tubular can have a hole extending at a right angle to the hole of the first tubular for receiving a pin that can be used to connect a grille to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Marjorie Plummer, Joseph Gene Denley
  • Publication number: 20120025045
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus (1) for a battery (2) in a motor vehicle (29) has a carrier device (31) for carrying the battery (2). A clamping strap (10) encloses the battery (2) at least in sections and has opposite first and second end sections (11; 12). The first end section (11) is fastened to the carrier device (31). A clamping arrangement (17) is coupled to the second end section (12) of the clamping strap (10) and connects to the carrier device (31). An actuator (26) of the clamping arrangement (17) sets a prestress in the clamping strap (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Steffen Meier, Volker Brunner
  • Patent number: 8087628
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism includes a housing, a clamping component installed on the housing for clamping a display, a driving component connected to the clamping component for driving the clamping component in a first direction, and an elastic component installed inside the housing and connected to the driving component for providing an elastic force to the driving component in a second direction so that the clamping component is capable of clamping the display in a horizontal direction and a perpendicular direction. The first direction and the second direction are different from the horizontal direction and the perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Hung-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8083199
    Abstract: A pool net mounting device is disclosed. The mounting device includes a pool net holding portion having a hollow cylindrical tube adapted to receive and secure a pool net in a plurality of angular orientations. The pool net mounting device also includes a mounting portion adapted to be removably attached to a cylindrical object such as a pool ladder rail. The net holding portion and the mounting portion are removably attached to each other in a variety of angular positions so that a wide range of configurations is achieved for orienting a pool debris net at a desired angular orientation and height. The net holding portion includes a number of apertures and slots therein for receiving a spring loaded pin, a common feature of pool nets. Alternative pool net attachment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Charles E. Brewer
  • Patent number: 8079560
    Abstract: Adjustable mounting apparatus for securing electrical connectors and equipment to powersports vehicles such as motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. These mounting brackets are low cost, compact and lightweight. The brackets install easily without the use of fasteners and are adjustable without the use of tools or modification allowing them to conform to surfaces that may be flat, curved or fully round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Donald A. Blackwell
  • Patent number: 7980521
    Abstract: A medical device safety support apparatus features a clamp member configured to be attached to an IV pole, a bed rail, or other support structure. A medical device support member extends from the clamp member and is configured to support a cooperatively configured medical device. The medical device support member may include a socket which receives a post that extends from the medical device, and a lockdown member having a set-screw portion and a handle is provided to secure the post within the socket. The post has a circumferential channel in which the set-screw portion seats, thereby allowing the post to be retained within the socket when the lockdown member is loosened so as to prevent the medical device from being removed from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: James Harr, Glenn Fournie, Joel D. Wiesner, Scott Kimsey, Ricky A. Sisk
  • Patent number: 7918828
    Abstract: Device for securing a line such as a medical tube, a catheter, diagnostic wires etc., the device including a line retaining part and a base part, the line retaining part having at least one groove for accommodating a line, the groove being designed with flexible retaining means, the base part including fixing means, where the line retaining part and the base part are provided with complementary locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Health Equipment Denmark APS
    Inventors: Sabine Lundgaard, Mads Hemdorff Petersen, Kristian Rye Veedfald
  • Patent number: 7896302
    Abstract: A remotely installable piping support attachment assembly employs a T-bolt type fastener for clamping a relatively smaller instrumentation pipe, e.g., the jet pump sensing line, to the wall of an adjacent structure. The attachment assembly includes a T-bolt, a split pipe clamp support, a ratchet nut with peripheral ratchet teeth, and a ratchet lock washer. When the nut is tightened on the threaded shank of the T-bolt, a top plate and an anchor of the split pipe clamp support are pressed together to clamp the jet pump sensing line therebetween. The top plate is defined by an L-beam folded spring plate comprised of first and second plate parts disposed generally in parallel and joined at a living hinge flex joint so that said plate parts each have a free end edge remote from said flex joint, the free end edges being spaced apart to define a gap therebetween without preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ge-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Parker, John Geddes Erbes
  • Patent number: 7896301
    Abstract: A clamping device of unitary construction comprising a tubular bridge secured between an inverted U-shaped clamping member with a vertically-extending slot and two rail plates placed in a back-to-back configuration. The dual rail plate structure permits the mounting of a pivotally-deployable float switch within the lowermost corner of a tilted fluid collection pan, when expedited response time is needed for stopping fluid flow into a collection container after only a minimal amount of fluid has accumulated in the lowered corner. The unitary construction of the clamping device, use of thumbscrews to secure its clamping member over the top edge of a fluid collection container wall, and its simple rail plate construction allow for rapid installation of a float switch within a fluid collection pan or other fluid collecting container. Vertically-extending internal ribs strengthen the clamping member. Preferred plastic materials also make the clamping device impervious to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Ralph Cantolino
  • Patent number: 7870688
    Abstract: A clamping device for coupling optical devices in coaxial, tandem alignment includes a front clamp assembly that has elastically deformable split collar halves tightenable onto a front optical device by a screw tightenable into bores disposed transversely through a pair of arms extending radially from the split collar halves. A rear optical device support protrudes rearward from the front clamp assembly, and has a releasable fastener such as a screw or dovetail joint for supporting a rear optical device in coaxial alignment with the front optical device. Preferably, the arm is mounted to the front clamp assembly by means of a pivotable joint which is latchable in a first, rearward position, and a second, forward position in which the rear optical device is positioned along the side of the front optical device, so that the front device may be used independently of the rear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Night Optics USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vladimir Dasiukevich