In Aperture Of Support Patents (Class 248/231.9)
  • Patent number: 10371289
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method and apparatus for suspending air conditioning duct works from a support structure comprising unistrut type support beams which apparatus includes a plurality of support brackets arranged and configured for being slidably interlockable with the interior of the unistrut beam members. The support brackets can be slid inside the interior of the support beam until adjacent a support beam which support beam can be connected to the support bracket. In like manner additional support brackets can be inserted into the interior of the support beam members to be adjustably located next to their respective support rod. In such manner multiple support rods can be used to support a frame member even where the support rods are not symmetrically located along the length of the support beam as the support bracket can be slid/moved inside the support beam until lining up with its respective support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jay G. Bianchini
  • Patent number: 10364918
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method and apparatus for suspending air conditioning duct works from a support structure comprising unistrut type support beams which apparatus includes a plurality of support brackets arranged and configured for being slidably interlockable with the interior of the unistrut beam members. The support brackets can be slid inside the interior of the support beam until adjacent a support beam which support beam can be connected to the support bracket. In like manner additional support brackets can be inserted into the interior of the support beam members to be adjustably located next to their respective support rod. In such manner multiple support rods can be used to support a frame member even where the support rods are not symmetrically located along the length of the support beam as the support bracket can be slid/moved inside the support beam until lining up with its respective support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Jay G. Bianchini
  • Patent number: 10304300
    Abstract: A camera arrangement comprising a camera base for mounting the camera arrangement to a surface. The camera base comprises a central receiving portion. The camera arrangement further comprises a dome comprising a central section with a through-going opening; and an attachment device configured to attach the dome to the central receiving portion. The attachment device comprises an attachment portion configured to extend through the through-going opening of the dome and to lockingly engage a complementary attachment portion of the central receiving portion, and an abutment portion configured to abut an outside surface of the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Andreas Hertzman, Stefan Larsson, Malte Bokvist
  • Patent number: 10077954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly forming a heat exchanger or part of a heat exchanger. The assembly comprises a core with at least one insert in the form of a side plate, and a header plate attached to the or each insert by at least one snap fit connection. Accordingly, the assembling process of the assembly can be facilitated, and cost of the assembly can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO Marston Ltd.
    Inventors: Neil Woollen, Mario Ciaffarafa
  • Patent number: 9636544
    Abstract: A diamond type cam for rock climbing is provided, which includes a body having an operating member provided thereon, a slide member slidably coupled to the body, a plurality of extension cams each of which has one end that is rotatably coupled to the body and the slide member and an extended end portion that is rotatably hinge-coupled, and a plurality of wires each of which has one end that is coupled to a predetermined position of a lower portion of the extension cam and the other end that is rotatably coupled to a predetermined position of the slide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Seul-Min Hong
  • Patent number: 9370692
    Abstract: An anchor assembly is described and which includes two bodies with a common axle between them and with a shaft mounted to each body distal to the axle, there being a plurality of lobes, each having a first end, a distal tip, and a raised portion, mounted on the shafts and axle, the shaft receiving lobes rotating in the opposite direction to the axle receiving lobes and with the lobes caused to rotate by a slideably moveable trigger from a first position with the tips below a horizontal plane defined by the shaft and axle centerline to a second position with the tips on the opposite side of the horizontal plane causing the anchor assembly to have a first dimension, and a second position where the rotation of the lobes causes the anchor assembly to have a second dimension which is lesser than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Nathanial James Czech
  • Patent number: 9302154
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to an active camming device including a head member, a set of cam lobes, a connection system, and a retraction system. The cam lobes are configured to rotate between a retracted state and a spring biased extended state. The connection system includes a lengthwise cable coupled to the terminal. The retraction system is uniquely configured to enable selective engagement of the retracted state of the cam lobes with respect to the cam head. The retraction system includes slidably externally coupling a trigger and retraction sleeve to the cam lobes over the cable. A set of independent sleeves are also slidably coupled to the cable over the retraction sleeve between the trigger and cam lobes. The independent sleeves may be conically shaped and oriented to adjacently internest with one another so as to protect the retraction sleeve during operation of the refraction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeremy Andrew Steck, Breandan Perkins, Samuel Goodrich Lacey, Bill Belcourt, Jacob Hall, Joseph Benjamin Walker, Kent Lansing Dodge
  • Patent number: 9121546
    Abstract: A device for holding portable electronics is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises a base having a first end, and a second end, the first end positioned on one side of the base, and the second end positioned on a side of the base substantially opposite to the first end. The base has a plurality of apertures extending from the first end, through the base, to the second end; and at least one groove configured to receive an edge of the display. The device has a plurality of flexible legs configured to pass through an aperture in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Conrad Scott Blevins
  • Patent number: 9079065
    Abstract: A smaller-active camming device including a head member, a plurality of cam lobes, a retraction system, and a connection system. The head member includes a terminal and an axle. The axle comprises a unique configuration of multiple radial regions extending from opposite sides of the terminal. The radial regions of the axle are offset with respect to one another along at least one three dimensional axis. The offset of the radial regions is configured to reduce the geometrical interference of the cam lobes across the camming range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.
    Inventors: Brenden Perkins, Samuel Goodrich Lacey, Bill Belcourt, Jacob Hall, Jeremy Andrew Steck, Joseph Benjamin Walker, Kent Lansing Dodge
  • Patent number: 9027893
    Abstract: A hanging device includes a wall-connecting frame, an object-connecting frame, and a plurality of connectors. The wall-connecting frame includes a connecting bracket that has a plurality of connecting holes formed in front and rear end faces thereof. The object-connecting frame is connected to the connecting bracket and is adapted for connection with an object. Each connector extends through one of the connecting holes in the rear end face and a corresponding connecting hole in the front end face, and is connected to the object-connecting frame. The connectors are operable to move the object-connecting frame forwardly and rearwardly relative to the wall-connecting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Chih-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20150056590
    Abstract: A rock climbing anchor and related methods are described. The climbing anchor comprises a body and a base member or skeleton. The body allows for traditional lead climbing protection to be placed and secured. The body can be molded around the skeleton. The skeleton serves to support the body against large forces generated by a falling climber, and to act as a secondary safety measure against a fall. Various scenarios or arrangements can be provided or created on a climbing wall to train a climber or give a climber a variety of experiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Brost
  • Patent number: 8960618
    Abstract: A detachable hanger and a supporting stand with the detachable hanger are disclosed. The supporting stand includes a mount, a support member, an object-fixing structure, and the detachable hanger. The support member is disposed on the mount and includes an engagement structure. The object-fixing structure is disposed on the support member for fixing an object. The detachable hanger includes a hanger part and an engagement part. The engagement part is connected to the hanger part and engaged with the engagement structure in a rotary way. Thereby, the detachable hanger can be detached for storage of the supporting stand; when the supporting stand needs to be used again, the detachable hanger can be engaged onto the support member simply and firmly. Therefore, the invention solves the problem of the inconvenient storage for a conventional supporting stand with an undetachable hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Chieh Chen
  • Publication number: 20150001360
    Abstract: An anchor assembly is described and which includes two bodies with a common axle between them and with a shaft mounted to each body distal to the axle, there being a plurality of lobes, each having a first end, a distal tip, and a raised portion, mounted on the shafts and axle, the shaft receiving lobes rotating in the opposite direction to the axle receiving lobes and with the lobes caused to rotate by a slideably moveable trigger from a first position with the tips below a horizontal plane defined by the shaft and axle centerline to a second position with the tips on the opposite side of the horizontal plane causing the anchor assembly to have a first dimension, and a second position where the rotation of the lobes causes the anchor assembly to have a second dimension which is lesser than the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Nathanial James Czech
  • Publication number: 20140367541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support structure for an article. In particular, the invention relates to a support structure for mounting modular articles such as display units and the like upon a wall. The support structure comprises a support bracket (1), the support bracket having at least one opening (15), the opening being sized to accommodate a fixing (4) by which the support bracket may be secured to a wall (3), the opening being larger than the fixing whereby the position of the support bracket (1) may be adjusted relative to the fixing (4). The support structure also comprises a support element (2), the support element having a dimension (d) which is larger than the opening (15), the support element having a fixing hole (14) therethrough, the distance between the fixing hole (14) and the periphery of the support element (2) being non-uniform. The support bracket (1) has a support surface (12) adapted for engagement by the periphery of the support element (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tom Adriaan Gerard Dewaele
  • Publication number: 20140332648
    Abstract: A jewelry holder may include a shaft having a first section and a second section. The first section may include two spaced members defining a gap. The spaced members may be configured to receive an item. The second portion may secure the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia J. Hasbany
  • Patent number: 8839591
    Abstract: A concrete anchor point system provides for an anchor point, a receptacle for embedding into a concrete structure for removably receiving the anchor point, and a tool for remotely installing the anchor point in the structure, or removing the anchor point from the structure. The receptacle is preferably tapered, and an anchoring end of the anchor point is preferably tapered to match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Climb Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Guthrie, Ivan A. J. Kekahuna, Eric Shawn Patrick, Ben Sy
  • Publication number: 20140263903
    Abstract: A concrete anchor for securing the lanyard of a workman's harness to a fixed position on a concrete surface includes a cylindrical housing having an outer wall with openings therein and a rod that extends above the housing to which a harness can be attached. Hard metal balls within the housing are associated with each opening and are dimensioned so that a portion of each ball can pass through each opening but the entire ball can not pass therethrough. A pair of cones within the housing move the balls radially outwardly as the cones are moved upwardly by the rod which is spring biased upwardly. A visual marker carried by the rod normally lies within the housing but is visible from outside of the housing if said rod has moved up by a predetermined amount. This gives an indication that the anchor has been used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Meyer Ostrobrod
  • Publication number: 20140259933
    Abstract: An accessory mounting bracket for securing door accessories to a door coordinator. The accessory mounting bracket has stepped portions that define a channel that is sized to receive a door coordinator. A recess is disposed below the channel and provides an offset for fasteners that mount the door coordinator to a door frame and may protrude from the door coordinator. A set of bores are used to attach the accessory mounting bracket to the door coordinator and a soffit of the door, while a second bores, which are threaded, allows for attachment of a door accessory to the accessory mounting bracket. The second bores are formed in the accessory mounting bracket so as to be spaced apart from the door coordinator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Door Controls International
    Inventors: Kenneth Tyler, Carl F. Maynard, Michael E. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140262615
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for supporting a ladder positioned substantially orthogonal to a wall. The bracket assembly includes a body portion for engagement with one or more parts of the ladder, to support the ladder and to at least partially locate the ladder in a predetermined position relative to the wall. The bracket assembly also includes an attachment subassembly secured to the body portion, for releasable attachment to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: G. Michael Copp
  • Publication number: 20140203155
    Abstract: A bracket device is disclosed that is designed for providing support and stability for bed frames and other suitable furniture. The bracket device comprises a slat receiving member and a shelf, which are preferably cast as an integral piece. The shelf further comprises two side components which form a dovetailed shape. Furthermore, an end of a slat is also dovetail shaped such that the slat engages the shelf and is secured in place. Thus, the shelf is configured to retain the slat and prevent lateral and longitudinal movement of the slat. The bracket device further comprises at least one continuous opening for accepting a fastener, to secure the bracket device to a bed frame or other suitable furniture. Furthermore, a corner bracket device is also disclosed to be used in conjunction with the bracket device for providing support and stability to bed frames and other suitable furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Louis Choj
  • Patent number: 8757431
    Abstract: Wipe dispenser and collector unit particularly for use in gents' toilets, with a storage cabinet (2) for batches of wipes (24), with an aperture for the bottom wipe (24) located at the center of an angled bottom at an acute angle with the horizontal; the cabinet has a wall-mounting rear cover (3) and a front panel (5) connected to it that can be tilted forward in order to open it, with those two components forming the interior of the closed wipe storage cabinet (2), with a waste container at a specific distance underneath, which also has a wall-mounting rear cover (30), whose storage space, open at the top, is defined by the rear cover (30) and the front unit that can be tilted against it, with the bottom of the front unit connecting to the holes (14) at the bottom of the rear cover (30) with matching bolts (15), which can be released when the unit is tilted forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Andras Fodor
  • Publication number: 20140131536
    Abstract: A modular assembly for mounting electronic control modules is disclosed. The modular assembly comprises a generally planar bracket having a main portion having a first side and a second side opposite of the first side, and at least mounting three feet extending from said main portion. At least four mounting points are located near a perimeter of each of the first and second surfaces. At least one electronic control module is attached to the mounting points on the first surface and at least one electronic control module is attached to the mounting points on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel, Kevin Urquhart
  • Publication number: 20140117181
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism with easy assembly and for fixing an antenna holder and a supporting tube is disclosed. The fixing mechanism includes a shaft, a constraining member, a pivot member and a handle. The shaft is for disposing through a first fixing structure of the antenna holder and a second fixing structure of the supporting tube. The constraining member is connected to an end portion of the shaft, and the pivot member is connected to another end portion of the shaft. The pivot member and the constraining member are cooperatively for constraining the shaft from separating from the first fixing structure and the second fixing structure. The handle is pivoted to the pivot member, and the handle drives the pivot member to activate the shaft to pull the constraining member, so as to press the antenna holder and the supporting tube cooperatively with the constraining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Yi-Chieh Lin, Hung-Yuan Lin
  • Publication number: 20140110547
    Abstract: The new adaptable bracket enables a pallet rack stopper assembly for facilitating the positioning of a pallet onto or under a pallet rack to prevent damage to a facility caused by the pallet, itself, or by material handling equipment during the pallet positioning process, as well as to prevent general displacement of the pallet while preserving necessary space between the pallet and the facility wall, piping, doors, electrical conduit, or other items adjacent to the pallet rack. The new bracket assembly is a compact, highly adaptable, and inexpensively elegant solution to these common problems arising in storage facilities using pallet rack storage systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Robert M. Consaul
  • Publication number: 20140102999
    Abstract: A customizable storage rack replaceably mounted either on a top or on a bottom of a shelf, stores handguns, and positions the handguns at customizable distances from each other. The customizable storage rack includes a body, mandrels, and attaching apparatus. The body is replaceably mounted either on the top or on the bottom of the shelf. The mandrels are replaceably attached to the body, store the handguns, and position the handguns at customizable distances from each other. The attaching apparatus is operatively connected to the body, and replaceably mounts the body either on the top or on the bottom of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore J. Werner
  • Patent number: 8689519
    Abstract: The Multi-Hole Concealer Strip conceals any exposed holes in cabinetry designs. It is a decorative strip that accents any cabinet with a smooth appearance to leave a finished look to the cabinetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Zelich
  • Publication number: 20140077047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device comprised of a one-piece fabricated light holder structure attachable to a variety of cooking grills. The disclosed light holder comprises a rigid, symmetrically-bent channel member, at least one horizontally-oriented attachment arm culminating in a fastening tab, and at least one pre-drilled hole in each fastening tab, said holes, corresponding to the spacing of fastening holes commonly used to attach a handle to the lid of a cooking grill. The pre-drilled holes of the fastening tab of the light holder allow the light holder to easily be fastened and co-located in holes provided for the original manufacturer's grill cover handle. An appropriately-sized, batter-powered light fixture is then securely placed within the channel segment of the light holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chance
  • Patent number: 8662462
    Abstract: A suspension apparatus includes a casing, a fixing member received in the casing, and a hanging portion extending from a first end of the casing. The fixing member includes two latches. First ends of the latches are rotatably connected to each other. Each latch includes a tab extending from a second end of the latch and extending through a second end of the casing, and an operation portion extending from the latch and extending through one of opposite sides of the casing. The latches to rotate relative to each other to drive the tabs of the latches closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20140001325
    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: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: John Friesch
  • Publication number: 20130340982
    Abstract: During a manufacturing process of an air conditioning system, different components of the air conditioning system may be mounted to a frame or an attachment panel of the air conditioning system. A mounting clamp that is configured to facilitate mounting of a component of the air conditioning system is described. The mounting clamp may have an “E” shaped profile that includes a plurality of finger grips to latch onto an edge of the components. It may also have ribs and wall structures to help enhance the structural strength of the mounting clamp while maintaining a relatively small profile and/or weight of the mounting clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: THERMO KING CORPORATION
    Inventor: THERMO KING CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130334385
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to an active camming device including a head member, a set of cam lobes, a connection system, and a retraction system. The cam lobes are configured to rotate between a retracted state and a spring biased extended state. The connection system includes a lengthwise cable coupled to the terminal. The retraction system is uniquely configured to enable selective engagement of the retracted state of the cam lobes with respect to the cam head. The retraction system includes slidably externally coupling a trigger and retraction sleeve to the cam lobes over the cable. A set of independent sleeves are also slidably coupled to the cable over the retraction sleeve between the trigger and cam lobes. The independent sleeves may be conically shaped and oriented to adjacently internest with one another so as to protect the retraction sleeve during operation of the refraction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeremy Andrew Steck, Breandan Perkins, Samuel Goodrich Lacey, Bill Belcourt, Jacob Hall, Joseph Benjamin Walker, Kent Lansing Dodge
  • Publication number: 20130320168
    Abstract: A mounting bracket having upper and lower portions, secure and transport portable tubular metal animal corrals along the outside of an animal trailer or other overland vehicle, and wherein the upper portion is mounted on one of the sides of the animal trailer or overland vehicle, and is capable of supporting a portion of the tubular metal portable animal enclosure, and wherein the lower portion is mounted in spaced relation relative to the upper portion, and is further operable to receive, and releasably clamp into place, another portion of the tubular metal portable animal enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Samuel R. Peacemaker, Luke A. Kresek, Landon D. Becker, Tyrel D. Becker, Benjamin R. Peacemaker, Zachary J. Peacemaker
  • Publication number: 20130320169
    Abstract: A hanging device includes a wall-connecting frame, an object-connecting frame, and a plurality of connectors. The wall-connecting frame includes a connecting bracket that has a plurality of connecting holes formed in front and rear end faces thereof. The object-connecting frame is connected to the connecting bracket and is adapted for connection with an object. Each connector extends through one of the connecting holes in the rear end face and a corresponding connecting hole in the front end face, and is connected to the object-connecting frame. The connectors are operable to move the object-connecting frame forwardly and rearwardly relative to the wall-connecting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: AOPEN INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Chih-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20130299655
    Abstract: An anchor for anchoring at least a portion of a self-aligning mounting system for photovoltaic modules to a surface including: a ridged supporter having a predetermined length structured and arranged to permit vertical height attachment and adjustment of at least a portion of a photovoltaic anchoring rack; and a base, coupled to the ridged supporter, the base structured and arranged to affix the base to a surface with a fastener, the base having an underside having a water sealing material disposed thereon and structured and arranged to form a generally waterproof seal when the base is affixed by the fastener to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Dennis Sader
  • Publication number: 20130292524
    Abstract: Guitar-securing device characterized in that it comprises an element for fastening to a surface, which has an arm, a structural element, connected to said arm, and that runs via the rear part of the guitar, said structural element having at least a first element for connection to a first stud for a strap of said guitar and/or an element for joining to the neck of the guitar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: LLEVINAC, S. L.
    Inventors: Jordi Canivell Grifols, Ricard Escalada Recto, David Mañosa Ripoll
  • Publication number: 20130292523
    Abstract: Devices having a magnet disposed thereon are disclosed. The devices are operatively configured for suspending and displaying articles, such as tags, signage, clothing, and baseball caps containing ferrous elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Joel Moore, James William Reddick, III, Jessica Moreland, Christopher Trunek, Joel Beebe
  • Publication number: 20130264445
    Abstract: The inventive concept disclosed comprises a storage grate for grills of the type typically used in outdoor barbecue grills and particularly, kamado-style grills. The device is essentially a one-piece rod having been bent and formed into specific angles and segments, thereby allowing the device to be attached onto an outdoor cooking grill or kamado-style charcoal cooking grill as is marketed by many commercial brands. The device serves the purpose of short-term or long-term retention and storage of the grill used in the cooking process prior to, or after use of the grill for cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Chance
  • Patent number: 8550410
    Abstract: A novel bracket assembly enables secure retrofit mounting and positioning of a mobile electronic device (MED) such as smart phone, portable GPS navigation appliance, iPod/MP3 player, or satellite radio to an ideal, driver-convenient locale. The vehicle-specific bracket system design provides for easy driver-line-of-sight device-interaction without causing interference with vehicle operation, windshield visibility, ventilation, or switch controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: William A Fraser
  • Publication number: 20130256485
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a television mounting device comprising an elongated body which is bent to form two opposing ends, at least a portion of a first end is threaded and at least a portion of a second end is smooth, and the bent body forms an angle from about twenty degrees to about seventy degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: James Burghoffer
  • Patent number: 8540198
    Abstract: A support arm system (10) includes a socket (16) for attachment to a surface (18) and a support arm (14), for removable insertion in the socket (16). The support arm (14) has at least one formation (22). The socket (16) includes a housing (28) having an insertion opening (30) leading to a passage (32) for insertion of the support arm (14). At least one formation (34) in the passage (32) complementary to the at least one formation (22) on the support arm (14) is provided to engage the support arm (14) when the support arm (14) is in the socket (16). A gate element (36) in the passage (32) is biased to a position at or in front of said at least one formation (34) in the passage. To insert the support arm (14), the gate element (36) must be pushed against its bias to expose the formation in the passage for engagement by the support arm (14) to retain the support arm in the socket, the gate element (36) providing a positive force between the support arm (14) and socket (16) while it is so retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Aydin Keyvanloo
  • Patent number: 8540200
    Abstract: A soft padeye is shown and disclosed. The soft padeye has a spindle that runs through the deck of the ship or boat or other surface. The fastener is then screwed on the shaft and secured against the deck securing the fastener and the spindle to the deck. The spindle has a hole through it allowing the passage of a loop of line. The loop remains above deck while the two ends of the loop are fed through the shaft and tied in a knot that will not pull through the shaft. This allows the user to secure line or other hardware to the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: John E. Franta
  • Publication number: 20130206939
    Abstract: A device, kit, and method are provided for anchoring an element on an exterior face of a wall of a building. The method includes, from the inside of the wall, running a line into a hole passing through the wall and fixing said line to an element anchoring device. The device comprising a fastener of said element, a bearing means, a first fixing means and a guide able to guide a second fixing means that collaborates with said first means. The method includes, from the inside, pulling said line in order to introduce the guide into said hole and, from the inside and using the guide, fixing the two fixing means together to press the bearing means firmly against the exterior face of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: France Telecom
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8490938
    Abstract: An installer is installed in a hole in a ceiling or a wall and includes a speaker frame and two connective units. The speaker frame may fix down a speaker and has a circumferential edge. The two connective units are provided on the speaker frame and either connective unit has a connective flexible strip, which may contract or expand laterally by moving in the longitudinal direction. First, as the two connective flexible strips contract inwardly in the radial direction, the speaker may be allowed to pass and then be placed in the hole. Then, as the two connective flexible strips expand outwardly in the radial direction, the diameter formed by the two connective units is larger than that of the hole. Now, the outer layer of a wall or a ceiling is sandwiched in between the circumferential edge and the two connective flexible strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Meiloon Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack Peng
  • Publication number: 20130167456
    Abstract: A building module. The building module has a rigid inner construction panel defining a planar surface thereon; one or more rigid brackets each affixed by one or more mechanical fasteners to the planar surface of the construction panel; a rigid, closed-cell, spray foam or an adhesive matrix contiguous to and substantially covering the planar surface of the construction panel and contacting and embedding at least a major portion of the one or more brackets. Each of the one or more brackets bears a planar surface facing substantially away from the planar surface of the construction panel. The surface area of the planar surface of each of the one or more brackets is substantially smaller than the surface area of the planar surface of the construction panel to which it is affixed. There are also other embodiments of building modules. There are also other embodiments of brackets useful in building modules. There are also other embodiments for making building modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Darek SHAPIRO
  • Publication number: 20130168514
    Abstract: An adapter apparatus interfaces an accessory including a portable handheld device and a mounting product for a physically secure and stabilized assembly for stabilized, hands-free functionality. The adapter apparatus is ergonomically designed to enable optimal viewing angles of a portable handheld device as well as facilitate neutral postures of a user through elevation of the portable handheld device to improve head and neck posture of a user thereby increasing comfort and minimizing neck pain of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Kurt A. Woolford
  • Publication number: 20130114141
    Abstract: Techniques and architecture are disclosed for implementing an optical dome bezel to interface an optical dome/window and a housing of differing coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs), In some embodiments, the bezel may comprise a material (e.g., Ti-6Al-4V) that is CTE-matched to the optical dome material (e.g., silicon, germanium, sapphire, ALON), thereby mitigating temperature effects on system performance. In some embodiments, the bezel may include a radially compliant flexure feature (e.g., flexure blades, spring-form S-channels), which mitigates physical stress effects (e.g., vibration, thermal expansion/contraction, etc.) on system performance. In some embodiments, the bezel may include an integral environmental sealing feature (e.g., O-ring gaskets), which protects internal optics/electronics from external environmental hazards (e.g., moisture, corrosive substances, particulates, debris).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integrations Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sindledecker, Gerard A. Esposito, Sixing She
  • Publication number: 20130099079
    Abstract: A clip for a construction machine is provided, which prevents the damage of a fastening structure of a connector and facilitates the release of the connector when the connector is fastened to the clip using a connector fastening structure having the same shape in upper, lower, left, and right directions and a moving latch provided in the clip, in the case where the connector that is included in various kinds of wires and signal cables is mounted using the clip that is fixed to a structure of a vehicle of the construction machine. In addition, the clip has a structure whereby two connectors can be simultaneously fastened to one click using the fastening structure having the same shape, and the connector can be fixed to the clip in a desired direction without twisting of the wires using the fastening structure having the same shape in left and right directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventor: Young-Chul Jo
  • Publication number: 20130061569
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new and simplified device for controlling residual agricultural products. In particular, the device is useful for folding over corn stalk stubble or other stubble which may be protruding from the surface of the earth. The end of the flattening shoe which contacts the corn stubble is provided with an angled or radius section which insures that the flattening shoe will not dig into the earth as it is advanced by the vehicle and, if the device should become unattached, it will not damage tires that are immediately following.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dean J. McClenathen
  • Patent number: 8385076
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a case, an inner body and a pivotable arm pivotally connected on the inner body by a pivot. The case defines an opening at a first lateral side thereof and a latching hole at a second lateral side thereof adjacent to the opening. The inner body is inserted in the case through the opening. The pivotable arm includes a frame engaged in the latching hole of the case, a latching member pivotally connected to the frame by the pivot, and a resilient member. The latching member includes an inner end and an outer end at opposite sides of the pivot. The outer end of the latching member is engaged in the latching hole. The resilient member abuts against the inner end of the latching member such that the inner end of the latching member biases the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8348220
    Abstract: A portable ceiling fan mounting assembly adapted for use on the exterior of a parked motorized recreational vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes an arm to which the ceiling fan and bracket for the fan is mounted. The arm has an electrical plug disposed on one end that connects the ceiling fan assembly electrically to the available power in the recreational vehicle. A mounting plate is attached to the recreational vehicle wall which receives the arm and contains an electrical receptacle for receipt of the electrical plug. The device is thus easy to handle and install and is user friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Lee Carter