By Resilient Clip Patents (Class 248/231.81)
  • Patent number: 10666308
    Abstract: A communication-adapter mounting device is used for mounting a communication adapter that relays communication between an air-conditioning apparatus and another apparatus. The communication-adapter mounting device includes a body into which the communication adapter is to be accommodated and from which the communication adapter is allowed to be removed, and a clip to mount the body to a housing of the air-conditioning apparatus. A mounting plate of the body includes a mounting hole for securing the communication-adapter mounting device to an installation location in which to install the communication adapter. Further, the body has a clip holding mechanism to hold the clip and to allow the clip to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Den Ozaki, Kazuhito Kojima, Hiroshi Omura, Shuichi Kuroki, Yohei Koyanagi, Takuya Niimura, Katsuya Ishigami, Tsuyoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10536111
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus for solar modules has a post, a crossmember profile mounted on the post, a C-profile module carrier with two profile flanges and a profile crosspiece connecting the two flanges and, in the profile crosspiece, a drilled hole for accommodating fastening means, and a connecting adapter, with a central crosspiece with a drilled hole and two legs arranged opposite one another in each case laterally on the central crosspiece and each has a main body in the form of a right-angled triangle, with the first cathetus fastened on the central crosspiece and on the second cathetus of which the main body opens out into a connecting extension with a drilled hole for accommodating fastening means, the connecting adapter fastenable on the crossmember profile via the connecting extension drilled hole, and fastenable on the C-profile module carrier via the central crosspiece drilled hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mounting Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ayk Schmorde, Mario Gebhardt, Mark Redel
  • Patent number: 10413069
    Abstract: A barber chair tray includes a tray body and adjustable connecting assemblies to connect the tray body to a barber chair. The connecting assemblies connect to a head rest assembly support structure present at the top of the chair's seatback, and allow the tray to hang at the back of the chair. The connecting assemblies allow the tray to swing away from the back of the chair when the chair's seatback is reclined to keep the tray body level, thereby preventing implements on the tray from falling off the tray. The connecting assemblies allow height and width adjustment to facilitate mounting of the chair tray to a variety of chair designs, and to allow the particular user of the tray to select a desired height at which the tray hangs while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Edwin Colon
  • Patent number: 10158218
    Abstract: A cable hanger includes: a base panel having opposed ends; a pair of arms, each of the arms attached to a respective end of the base panel and having a free end; a pair of locking projections, each of the locking projections attached to a respective free end of the arms; and a pair of gripping members, each gripping member attached to a respective arm, each gripping member having opposed ends, wherein one of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arms and the other of the ends of each gripping member is fixed to the arm or to the base panel. The arms and locking projections are configured to spread apart to enable insertion of a cable between the arms, wherein the gripping projections engage and grip the cable, and wherein the locking projections are configured to be inserted into the aperture of the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 10099624
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for a work vehicle where the work vehicle comprises an operator's station defining a floor, a seat assembly coupled to the floor, wherein the seat assembly is rotatable about a seat assembly pivot axis between a forward facing position and a rearward facing position. The storage apparatus comprises at least one drawer support coupled to a backside of the seat assembly, and at least one drawer slidably disposed with the drawer support where the drawer is movable between an access position and a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Scott S. Hendron, Wylie C. Pfaff, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9751489
    Abstract: A clip and a tether clip of a pillar garnish fixing structure includes a shaft and a pair of engagement hooks opposing each other. Each engagement hook is connected to the shaft at a hook connecting portion. A deformation promoting portion is formed at each of a pair of shaft wall portions opposing each other in a diametrical direction perpendicular to a direction in which the pair of engagement hooks are opposed. Even when a thickness of the hook connecting portion is increased thereby increasing a strength of the engagement hook, the hook connecting portion is deformed so as to approach a center axis line so that the engagement hook can pass through a clip fixing aperture. As a result, both the strength of the engagement hook and a serviceability can be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhito Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9605435
    Abstract: A Z-closure member for raised seam roofs is formed through bending techniques into a shape having a ventilated central vertical member, an upper mounting flange having a return upper retainer member terminating rearwardly of the central member, and a lower flange extending from said central member and terminating rearwardly thereof to define a cavity for the insertion of a filter against the central member. A plurality of filter retention devices are disclosed for restraining movement of the filter, including adhesive placed on said central opening, an upper tab integrally formed with said upper retainer member and extending downwardly therefrom, a flexible locking tab formed as a return from said lower flange and terminating at said cavity, and a raised retention dimple formed in the lower flange adjacent the cavity. An optional rearwardly and upwardly extending deflector member extends from said lower flange to deflect rain passing through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Emanuel S. Glick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9452714
    Abstract: A fixing system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a main body portion and engagement means adapted for positive engagement, in use, with a part of a vehicle, wherein the engagement means comprises at least two rigidly spaced-apart engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Signals IT Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Emslie
  • Patent number: 9314911
    Abstract: Pneumatic tools are staple elements of constructions sites. Pneumatic tools are often hand-carried to specific locations and balanced on an available surface or between the knees of a worker while the worker uses two hands for related activities. A universal quick-change hook according to an embodiment of the invention can be coupled between fittings of a pneumatic tool and pneumatic hose without obstructing airflow though the fittings and provides a hook stop to protect fittings attached to the universal quick-change hook, preventing accidental activation of a connection release. The universal quick-change hook is configured to support the weight of an attached tool from a wide variety of different support means, such as a ladder, lumber stock, nail, or utility belt. The universal quick-change hook provides a worker with a convenient way to secure a hook to pneumatic tools in rapid fashion to be more efficient and competitive on a jobsite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Situation Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Jacobson, Gary S. Ford, Paul H. Kirk
  • Patent number: 9182069
    Abstract: An adaptable mount that enables two devices, or one device, such as handheld electronics, tools, and other physical objects, and one surface to be securely connected. One embodiment enables this connection by use of a flexible appendage that wraps around either or both the surface and the device to secure them. One embodiment enables a secure connection through the use of additional hardware so to complement the functionality of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Haarburger
  • Patent number: 9156538
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating an aircraft. The aircraft is flown. A skin panel is held on a support structure. The support structure has flanges on a number of edges of the support structure, the flanges being substantially orthogonal to the edges. The support structure also has openings into the support structure substantially orthogonal to the flanges. First connecting structures on clips are connected to the flanges and positioned such that an opening in each clip is aligned with one of the openings in the support structure. The skin panel is positioned such that the clips are received in holes in the skin panel. Fasteners are attached to the second connecting structures such that the support structure holds the skin panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Joseph Stern, Ryan Lee Hanks
  • Patent number: 9157572
    Abstract: An air conditioner support system including a hold-down bracket for securing an air conditioner to a roof mounted air conditioner support, the hold-down bracket including a clip engageable with a rim portion of the support to maintain the hold-down bracket in position on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Ray Merideth
  • Publication number: 20150144755
    Abstract: A holder includes a holding member, an attaching member, and a connecting structure. The holding member is configured to hold the portable electronic device thereon. The mounting member can be attached to an object, such as a user's arm or wrist. The connecting structure includes a first connecting member and a second connecting member rotatably coupled to the first connecting member. The first connecting member is coupled to the attaching member; the second connecting member is coupled to the holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: HOW-WEN CHIEN, BO-HAN CHU, CHE-HSIN CHAO, KUI-HAO CHANG, KAI-CHUN CHANG
  • Patent number: 9021667
    Abstract: A clip comprising a first wall member and a second wall member is disclosed. A cross-section of the first wall member is defined by a first side wall, a second side wall and a connecting wall that is positioned between the first side wall and the second side wall. A cross-section of the second wall member is defined by a first end and a second end, wherein at least a portion of the first end is connected to a portion of the first side wall of the first wall member and wherein a second end is positioned between the first side wall and the second side wall and spaced away from an inner surface of the connecting wall. The first wall member and the second wall member cooperate to define a channel having a first portion and a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Julie Wasco
  • Publication number: 20150108307
    Abstract: A display mount is attached to a slatwall using an improved slatwall hanger. The display mount includes vertically pivoting arms providing forward and rearward movement of the display with only slight vertical movement. The slatwall hanger is attached to the slatwall by sandwiching at least one vertical face of a slat between a cover and a clamping member. The cover includes at least one outer lip residing against the front of the vertical face and the clamping member includes at least one inner lip residing against the rear of the vertical face. The clamping member is biased away from the cover by a spring to facilitate insertion of the inner lips between open spaces between consecutive slats. Screws connect the clamping member to the cover and are tightened to grasp the vertical slat face between the lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Trevor Simon, Daniel Shin Kim
  • Publication number: 20150090848
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an inner support member having an outer surface and an outer support member rotatably coupled to the inner support member and having an inner surface configured to matingly engage the outer surface of the inner support member. One of the outer surface of the inner support member and the inner surface of the outer support member defines a concave surface and the other defines a convex surface. The outer support member and the inner support member are collectively configured to be releasably coupled to an edge of an object having a substantially horizontal surface. A capture region is defined by at least one of the outer support member or the inner support member and is configured to receive a portion of an article such that the article can be suspended from the object when the inner and the outer support members are coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Fredric J. Biddle, John Hamilton, Daniela Stahl
  • Publication number: 20150076304
    Abstract: A clip device is configured from a clip and a member to be mounted. The clip has: a first member which has a free end; a second member which faces the first member and which has a free end; clamping claws which are respectively formed on the first member and the second member; and a protrusion section which is formed on the first member and/or the second member, is located closer to the free end than the clamping claw, and protrudes between the first member and the second member. The member to be mounted has a guide wall which is formed along a predetermined insertion direction of the clip and which faces a side of the protrusion section and limits the movement of the protrusion section in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ryu Hattori
  • Patent number: 8979052
    Abstract: The external material clamp comprises the fixed plate fixed to the foundation of the wall of the building, the horizontal plate extending forwardly from the center of the fixed plate, the upper support plate projected upwardly from the front end of the horizontal plate to support the upper side external wall with engagement, the lower support plate supporting the upper end of the external material 50 in the lower side with engagement, and the receiving plate at least a part of which is located above the horizontal plate to contact with the external material in the upper side with receiving a part of the load thereof. With this configuration, the load of the upper side external material is shared by the lower side external material and the receiving plate of the external material clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kmew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Uota, Kouichi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 8973330
    Abstract: An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. The main body can also have a furring attachment element configured to attach a furring to the main body. When the main body is attached to the wall stud and the furring, and the wall covering is attached to the furring via a wall covering attachment element, the main body flange is configured to absorb, via deformation, at least a portion of the movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: John David Egri, II
  • Patent number: 8894028
    Abstract: Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. Furthermore, the apparatuses oftentimes include a base that can easily couple and decouple from the portion that is attached to the second medical device so that if the need arises to separately use the second medical device, it can be decoupled from the first medical device without completely removing the apparatus from the second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Golden, John O. McWeeney, Christopher A. Benning, Robert Castoldi, John F. Howard, Brian Intoccia, Gary Kappel, William Lucas Churchill
  • Patent number: 8844888
    Abstract: A strut clip for facilitating attachment of pipe hangers, electrical conduit, or other structures to open channel unistruts. The strut clip includes an assembly of a face element and a nut element. The face element includes a centrally located threaded aperture, a face element rear surface, and a pair of flanges extending rearwardly from the face element rear surface. The nut element includes a nut element rear surface, an unthreaded aperture for free passage of a fastener, and a pair of openings therein. The flanges of the face element extend through the openings in the nut element thereby forming the strut clip assembly. Nut element further includes a narrow side, a wide side, and beveled edges that enable attachment to a unistrut by simply inserting the narrow side of the nut portion into the open channel of the unistrut and rotating the assembly by 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 8839573
    Abstract: A panel array support assembly has lower support joists supporting varied panel rails, to which are connected panel holding device or clips. The panel clips are spring-based and configured so that the length of each clip extends in a direction along the length of the panel rails. The panels are supported well inside of the edges extending in the same direction as the panel rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Northern States Metals Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Cusson, Michael G. Greenamyer, Joseph A. Nobile, Thomas P. Kilar, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8800941
    Abstract: A utility clip is disclosed wherein the clip can hold a variety of tools and can be used commercially or in the home. The clip comprises a first and second clamping member, with each clamping member having alligator teeth positioned facing each at the inner distal end of the members, with at least one and possibly two useful tools positioned at the proximal end of each of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8777170
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark A. Presser
  • Patent number: 8740162
    Abstract: A diaper tree comprises a vertical stalk mechanically coupled to a spring loaded clamp and a bracket. The bracket is mechanically coupled to a platform left arm and the platform left arm is connected to a platform right arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mitchell Glenn Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140137449
    Abstract: A display ad system for door handles may include electronics that provide multisensory stimuli. In one embodiment, an end cap includes light and sound triggered by a motion detector. In another embodiment, an end cap includes fan-directed aromas triggered by a motion detector. In a third embodiment, a flexible grid of LED lights backlights the display ad in any time sequence desired, and may be motion-triggered as well. A door handle embodiment may also provide a note board surface as an alternative to showing display ads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Larry English
  • Patent number: 8702047
    Abstract: A bracket is disclosed for mounting an electrical box on a mounting bar. The bracket comprises a front jaw and a rear jaw. The jaws are movable toward an open position for allowing movement of the bracket relative to the mounting bar and toward a closed position for gripping the mounting bar at a selected position along the mounting bar. The jaws are biased toward the closed position. An electrical box is attached to the front jaw. In one embodiment, the front jaw, rear jaw and a spring for urging the jaws closed are integrally formed from a single piece of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Eric R. Nuernberger, Brandon M. Tally
  • Publication number: 20140091184
    Abstract: A clip and system for providing light to a spa feature, having a clip for holding a light emitting device and a spa feature having a housing connector, the spa feature and the housing connector being manufactured at least in part from a clear material and having a connector allowing the attachment of the clip to the spa feature, the clip having a support structure for containing and/or supporting the light emitting device and a clip connector for attaching the clip to the spa feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: William J. Drury, H. Charles Li
  • Publication number: 20140092567
    Abstract: A clip assembly includes a seat having a surrounding wall with a receiving hole, and a locking mechanism proximate to the surrounding wall and including a pair of movable levers. Each movable lever has an engaging portion movably inserted into the receiving hole, and a driven portion. A drive unit has a button that is moved to a pressed position, where the driven portions are pushed to move away from each other and out of the receiving hole. A clip mechanism includes a connection body received in the receiving hole and having two connecting holes to respectively engage the engaging portions. The engaging portions are disengageable from the connecting holes by pressing the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: LITE-ON TECNOLOGY CORP., LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED
    Inventors: KUAN-YU CHEN, CHE-CHENG CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140077056
    Abstract: An article holder is disclosed. The article holder includes a mounting clip with a top and bottom member pivotally attached to one another and spring loaded so as to clip mount to a base element. In certain embodiments, the mounting clip includes a groove in a top surface adapted to receive an article such as an electronic tablet device. Thus, the article holder can clip to a base element such as an airplane tray table and hold the article in a viewing position. A second groove oriented in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first groove may be provided for an alternate mode of use. In further embodiments, the groove may be formed by a groove wall in the top member and a lip on a cradle element which projects into the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Krishnan K. Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20140034797
    Abstract: An improved towel holder, which can be used with any towel, is easily releasable, can be easily attached to a users clothing, backpack, etc., and can also be easily mounted onto a wall or other stationary object. A towel holder according to preferred embodiments of the present invention is generally a hollow, cylindrical tube having a plurality of flexible “teeth” in the center of its front face, with an attached clip on its back face suitable for attachment to a belt or clothing. The clip can also easily be used with a wall mounting bracket, allowing the towel holder to be clipped to the wall bracket for storage or for stationary use. The teeth are preferably flexible so that a portion of a towel or cloth can be pushed between the teeth, which will then grip and hold the towel in place. The towel can then be easily disengaged with a simple one hand manual pulling action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Terry MARKWARDT
  • Publication number: 20130333185
    Abstract: A universal removable and reusable light hanger and method of use thereof wherein a device is described that will allow decorative outdoor lighting to be readily attached to outdoor structures on a temporary basis and readily removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: James Adams
  • Publication number: 20130335897
    Abstract: An adapter holder includes: a mounting portion that detachably mounts an adapter; and an attaching portion that is provided at an opposite side to the mounting portion and is configured to attach to and detach from a separate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshihito Mochizuki, Hsi-ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8596256
    Abstract: A releasable mount comprising two mounting posts that releasably engage into notches in the ends of a resilient, generally C-shaped bracket. The releasable mount is particularly useful to releasably mount an archery accessory such as an arrow quiver to an archery bow, tree or tree stand or the like. The arrow quiver may include a hood having an arrow retaining insert for receiving an arrow with a single-point or a 2-4 bladed broadhead. The quiver may also include an arrow gripper having a plurality of fingers whose sides define expandable oval slots between adjacent fingers into which the arrows are loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20130289536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening device for a negative-pressure therapy appliance, in particular for negative-pressure treatment of wounds on the human or animal body, comprising a holding means, a hollow body and a receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Pierre Croizat, Axel Eckstein, Jurgen Hofstetter, Andreas Mahler, Andreas Weinberg, Martin Ruf, Astrid Fonfara-Dorr
  • Publication number: 20130277516
    Abstract: A retention clip for attaching an outer belt weatherstrip to a flange includes a backing plate and an anti-rotation feature attached thereto. The anti-rotation feature biases against the flange to draw the backing plate against the flange to remove lash from between the flange and the backing plate in a lateral direction relative to a first primary axis of the retention clip. An axial biasing member biases against the top edge of the flange to remove lash from between a lower edge of the flange and a latch of the retention clip in an axial direction along the first primary axis. A spacing element engages an interior surface of the outer belt weatherstrip in abutting engagement to resist movement of the outer belt weatherstrip relative to the retention clip along the first primary axis. A release mechanism allows the retention clip to disengage from the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: Magna International Inc., GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. Patterson, Carla P. Giovanardi, James R. Roll, Alcino Oliveira, Kenneth G. Besedich, Michael E. Williamson, Faisal Sultan, Alain Pelchat
  • Publication number: 20130277517
    Abstract: A hair dryer consists of a nozzle engaging frame that is composed of an upper nozzle engaging member and a lower nozzle engaging member, each of which is formed from steel wire bent into a horizontal generally planar hollow geometric shape, such as a hollow square. The nozzle engaging frame is supported by a substantially L-shaped arm member attached at one end to the vertical support of the nozzle engaging frame. The opposite end of the L-shaped arm member is attached to a spring clamp which, in turn, is clamped to the edge of a counter top or other edge to support the complete hair dryer holder assembly and hair dryer. The L-shaped arm may be formed with an included angle less than 90° so that when the hair dryer is inserted into the nozzle engaging frame, the nozzle of the hair dryer is directed slightly toward the countertop and away from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: TAYMOR INDUSTRIES U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Randy J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20130233989
    Abstract: An elastomeric cradle forms an enclosure in which devices or instruments can be secured to an exterior surface of an aircraft or other vehicle. The elastomeric cradle is secured to an exterior of the aircraft with an adhesive. Elastomeric walls on the cradle are stretched to allow insertion and removal of a device from an enclosure in the cradle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert G. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20130199963
    Abstract: A tray holder tag support for attachment of signage to an edge of a tray. The tray is characterized as having a base and upstanding sides emanating therefrom, at least one of the sides terminating in a lip, the lip having a width. The tray holder tag support includes a planar region which when applied to the tray extends proximate one of the side walls. A clip or pair of clips are provided each having a first segment appended to and extending from the planar region, the first segment(s) being of a length greater than the width of said lip. Second segment(s) extend substantially downwardly from the first segment(s) and third segment(s) extend from the second segment(s) and are sized to extend under the lip when the tray holder tag support is appended to the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin L. Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 8490928
    Abstract: A grommet is disclosed which couples with a component under a hood of an automobile. The grommet has an insertion end with four wipers, a body, and a retaining loop opposite the insertion end. The wipers are generally triangular in cross-section with a distal tip of the triangle sweeping toward the body so that when the grommet couples with an orifice in the component by pressing the insertion end into the orifice, the wipers deform, but resist insertion. Due to the angle of the wipers, the wipers resist decoupling of the grommet from the component. The retaining loop defines an opening through which a tube, pipe, and/or wires are placed and secured with a bolt that engages threads of a bolt hole in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Howard Saunders
  • Patent number: 8480048
    Abstract: A fascia mounting system for a window covering includes a bracket having a front flange with a removable spring clip at the bottom of the front flange. A fascia member of the system includes structure engaging the upper end of the flange and the spring clip at the bottom of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions, LLC
    Inventor: Eric N. Krantz-Lilienthal
  • Publication number: 20130168515
    Abstract: A garnish mounting apparatus includes a rack formed at a back surface of the garnish and a tether clip for mounting the garnish to the body member at the rack. A slit is formed at the rack, and the tether of the clip extends through the slit. The tether and the slit-defining edge of the rack are movable relative to each other in a longitudinal direction of the slit and can be brought into engagement with each other in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the slit. The clip has an engagement span for suppressing a rotational play of the garnish about a longitudinal axis of the garnish between a slit-penetrating portion of the tether and a contact portion of the clip with a bottom wall of the rack. A contact seat plane of the clip with the body member has a width for suppressing rotational play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhito Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130140417
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include a mounting clip for use with large body thermal switches, which have can a length substantially longer than a diameter of refrigeration tubing. The mounting clip snaps onto the thermal switch, and then snaps or locks onto the refrigeration tubing as well. Embodiments can include a one-piece or two-piece mounting clip that removable presses and holds the thermal switch against a refrigeration tube by encompassing both the refrigeration tube and the thermal switch. The mounting clip can be sized small enough to fit within relatively small space constraints of evaporator units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Gerard Amore, Bryan Dague
  • Publication number: 20130140416
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The apparatus provides a parallel coupling for securely interlocking the outside surfaces of parallel frame members together in a side to side arrangement to form an array with improved structural load distribution. The coupling may attach to a slot in the frame at substantially any position along the length of the frame thereby enabling the interconnection of adjacent PV modules along both an x and y axis. The apparatus may further provide a rotating portion and locking portion, mounting brackets for direct connection to a mounting surface, grounding teeth, and a twist-lock engagement means for interlocking and aligning PV modules in the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: ZEP SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: John R. West, Tyrus Hudson, Brian West
  • Publication number: 20130139869
    Abstract: A photovoltaic system includes a photovoltaic module including a plurality of photovoltaic cells, and a frame surrounding the photovoltaic cells. The frame includes a lower flange. A module rail includes a module-support portion supporting the lower flange of the photovoltaic module. A clip fastener defines a press-fit channel in which the lower flange of the photovoltaic module and the module-support portion of the module rail are press fit to secure the module to the module-support portion of the module rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Roland Nuernberger, WIlliam E. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20130134113
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis; a mounting piece, a securing member, a mounting member, and a clipping member. The mounting piece is attached to a first end of an expansion card and secured to the chassis. The securing member is rotatably attached to the chassis and abutting the mounting piece. The mounting member is secured to the chassis and includes a securing rail and a resilient portion. The clipping member is attached to a second end of the expansion card and engaged with the securing rail. The resilient portion abuts the clipping member to prevent the clipping member from disengaging from the securing rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHAO-JIE CAI, YONG MA, YU-LAN LIU, YU-LIN LIU
  • Publication number: 20130106129
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a steering column cover skirt attachment bracket and steering column assemblies for a vehicle. One embodiment of a steering column assembly comprises a steering column having a steering column cover, an instrument panel and a lower driver panel forming a recess for receiving the steering column and steering column cover and having an interior surface and an attachment tower extending from the interior surface. The attachment tower is configured to couple the lower driver panel to the instrument panel. A steering column cover skirt extends between the steering column cover and the lower driver panel and has a first end attached to the steering column cover and a second end attached to the lower driver panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: ANDREW BRANT, THOMAS MALLY
  • Patent number: 8430366
    Abstract: A clamping structure comprising an elongated rod having a plurality of bends for attaching to a horizontal beam. The clamping structure includes back portions adjacent the back of the beam, lower portions adjacent to the bottom of the beam, one or more top portions adjacent to the top of the beam and extending forward of the beam, and front portions which are angled away from the front of the beam. The clamping structure may be used to temporarily attach a holding element such as a cup holder or hook to the horizontal beam, and the holding element may be attached to the clamping structure or may be made from the same elongated rod as the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sidney Tincher
  • Publication number: 20130099076
    Abstract: A mountable bracket for hanging strands of decorative lights through a cylindrical hook with flared ends which permit the unhindered movement of the light strands through the cylindrical hook. The bracket may be remotely attached and detached to a gutter along a roof through the use of an attachment device attached to a painter's pole which couples with the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Lawrence Mickelson
  • Patent number: 8424826
    Abstract: An attachment apparatus is described herein. The attachment apparatus includes a band and a mounting member that extends from the band. The mounting member is adapted to couple an external power supply to the attachment apparatus. The attachment apparatus further includes a fastener member that extends from the band. The fastener member is adapted to couple the attachment apparatus to an exterior panel of an electronic device that is powered by the external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David L. Santos, Robert Todd Wells