Adjustable Patents (Class 248/274.1)
  • Patent number: 11164419
    Abstract: A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. When a transaction is initiated on an EGM that requires the input of Sensitive Information data, such data can be input directly from the Player/Patrons Portable Electronic Device. Hence, such input of their Sensitive Information data is more discrete, and generally out of plain view from the other Player/Patrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, Steven G. LeMay
  • Patent number: 11154167
    Abstract: A dryer stand having a base, a body having a first end connected to the base and a second end spaced upward from the base, and a receptacle located in the second end of the body, the receptacle being mounted to the second end of the body is provided. The receptacle can receive a dryer for discharging drying air. The mounting of the receptacle enables at least one of a tilting operation and a rotation operation in a clockwise-counterclockwise direction so that the discharge direction of the drying air can be shifted toward a front-rear direction and clockwise-counterclockwise direction with respect to the dryer stand, either simultaneously or separately, depending on the position and size of the object to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jekwang Youn, Youngdon Kim, Hyunsun Yoo, Jaehung Chun, Yousook Eun, Joogyeom Kim, Sungkyung Kim, Myongsun Kim
  • Patent number: 11101600
    Abstract: A connector mounting mechanism includes a base, a power module, a guide buffer module, a first position guide block, a first joint guide block, a second position guide block, and a second joint guide block. The first position guide block is connected with the power module and movably received in the guide buffer module. The first joint guide block is disposed on the guide buffer module and connected with the power module, and is configured to fix a first connector. The second joint guide block is disposed at the second position guide block and configured to fix a second connector. The power module drives the first joint guide block to be plugged into the second joint guide block after driving the first position guide block to be guided into the second position guide block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: MAINTEK COMPUTER (SUZHOU) CO., LTD, PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tien-Ju Lin
  • Patent number: 11079996
    Abstract: A cellular display and method and computer program products for operating the same are provided. Aspects include analyzing a content item to be displayed by the cellular display. Aspects also include adjusting a position of one or more of the plurality of display devices based on the analysis of the content item. Aspects further include displaying the content item on at least one of the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11038253
    Abstract: A satellite antenna azimuth adjustment assembly has a base, an adjusting bracket, an adjustment component, and a support. The base has a top plate and a positioning opening. The adjusting bracket is connected to the top plate of the base at a rotatable angle and has a connecting hole at a position outside the top plate and a slide groove being an arced groove aligning with the positioning opening. The adjustment component is rotatably connected with the adjusting bracket and has an adjusting shaft mounted in the connecting hole of the adjusting bracket and a positioning head mounted in the slide groove and the positioning opening of the base. The support is pivotably connected with the adjusting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Jonsa Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Chieh Tseng
  • Patent number: 11013468
    Abstract: A personal electronic device (PED)-endoscope image and diagnosis capture system is provided. The system includes a PED adapter having a magnification lens connection side and a PED connection side. A magnification lens is connectable with the lens connection side of the PED adapter. An eyepiece lens coupler is also provided and connects the magnification lens to the endoscope eyepiece. A PED is connected to the PED adapter and includes a processor, a memory and an image capture system with a PED lens. The PED adapter aligns the magnification lens with the PED lens. The processor is configured to activate the image capture system using a remote or voice-activated trigger signal and store captured images in the PED memory. Patient data and examination data can be associated with the images, and the images and data can be transferred from the PED to an electronic medical records system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Natasha Mirza, Jason Brant
  • Patent number: 10970500
    Abstract: A scanning method with simple mechanics for use in an automated analyser to scan objects or codes on objects. The invention enables one to move a scanning unit comprising a camera and two deflection mirrors and to set two different focus levels with one and the same drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Martin Zver, Michael Burkart
  • Patent number: 10914554
    Abstract: The invention is a device for supporting a firearm. The device comprises a body, a gripping arrangement, a fixing arrangement for the gripping arrangement and a holding arrangement for fixing the body onto the scope rail of the firearm. The body has an upper surface and a bottom surface and a first side and a second side, and on the bottom surface is a rail channel. The walls of the rail channel are configured in such a way that at least part of the scope rail can be fitted into the rail channel, and the fixing arrangement for the gripping arrangement is configured to fix the gripping arrangement into a first position where the gripping arrangement extend from the first side of the body. The first end of the gripping arrangement is configured to grip a surface when supporting the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jouko Komulainen
  • Patent number: 10883323
    Abstract: A device and method for installing a pipe into a rotating control device (RCD) head and for removing a pipe out from a RCD head are described. The device includes a body section for receiving and securing a RCD head placed thereon; and a scoping section configured to secure a first end of the pipe, and to push the first end of the pipe into a bore of the RCD head or to pull the first end of the pipe out from bore of the RCD head. The body section is configured to be substantially stationary when the scoping section pushes the first end of the pipe into the bore of the RCD head, or when the scoping section pulls the first end of the pipe out from the bore of the RCD head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ProTorque Connection Technologies
    Inventors: Steven Haggart, Landon McDonald
  • Patent number: 10844898
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is described. A center bracket may have two protrusions on a first leg portion and two protrusions on a second leg portion. The protrusions of the center bracket may be positioned and shaped to interface with arcuate guide slots on leg portions of a first bracket and a second bracket. Curvatures of the arcuate guide slots may be positioned and shaped to maintain the center bracket longitudinal axis at substantially the same angle with respect to the first bracket longitudinal axis as the center bracket longitudinal axis is with respect to the second bracket longitudinal axis as the first bracket and second bracket pivot over a range of angles about a point of rotation in an assembled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Taylor Crawford, Stuart J. Eyring
  • Patent number: 10723012
    Abstract: A support apparatus anchorable to a fixed structure for aiding in the support of a hand-operated tool during use includes an articulated arm unit including linkages which provide the arm unit with a distal end to which the tool can be secured and an opposite proximal end. The arm unit includes a counterbalancing spring so that movement of the distal end of the arm unit relative to the proximal end thereof is effected with relative ease. A mount associated with the proximal end of the arm unit is capable of being secured to a fixed structure for anchoring the support apparatus thereto. In addition, three pins are joined to and extend from the body of the mount so that when the proximal end of the arm unit is pivotally connected to any one of the three pins, the arm unit can be pivotally moved relative to the mount about any one axis of a spatial arrangement including three coordinate axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: iTool Equipment Holding LLC
    Inventors: David S. Jordan, Michael C. Jordan
  • Patent number: 10549858
    Abstract: An example seat pan for an aircraft includes a first portion having a first end and a second portion that is adjacent to the first portion and is adjustable to be in a first position in which the second portion forms a seating surface together with the first portion, the seating surface having a width that is wider than a width of the first end of the first portion. The second portion is adjustable to alternatively be in a second position in which the first end of the first portion extends beyond the second portion to be insertable into a footwell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Mehlos, Tony Bravetti
  • Patent number: 10507744
    Abstract: A relaxing seat for a vehicle may include a fixed rail fixed to a vehicle body; a first moving rail coupled to the fixed rail; a second moving rail coupled to the first moving rail; a back link rotatably coupled to the fixed rail and a seat back frame; a cushion rear-side link including first and second end portions, wherein the first end portion is rotatably coupled to a portion at which a lower end portion of the seat back frame and a rear end portion of a seat cushion frame are rotatably coupled to each other, and the second end portion is rotatably coupled to the first moving rail; and a cushion front-side frame including a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion is rotatably coupled to a front end portion of the seat cushion frame, and the second end portion of which is fixedly coupled to the second moving rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, DAE WON SAN UP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Eun Sue Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Dae Ig Jung, Sun Ho Hur, Young Cheol Jang, Sang Yong Koo, Byoung Su You, Tae Hyung Kim, Jong Ho Lim, Dong Hwi Kim
  • Patent number: 10506158
    Abstract: A method for generating panoramic images includes controlling a carrier to rotate an image capturing device around at least a first axis of the carrier, controlling the carrier to stabilize the image capturing device against vibrations or disturbances with respect to a second axis of the carrier or a third axis of the carrier while the image capturing device is rotating around the first axis, causing the image capturing device to capture a plurality of successive images while the image capturing device is rotating around the first axis, and generating a panoramic image by stitching two or more of the plurality of images. The image capturing device is coupled to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) via the carrier, and the carrier is coupled to the UAV via one or more damping members configured to reduce motions transmitted to the carrier by the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyu Wang, Zisheng Cao, Taiwen Liang, Lifu Yu
  • Patent number: 10494102
    Abstract: The invention relates mainly to a seat module intended to be installed in an aircraft cabin, having a seat and a tray table that is movable between a folded position and a deployed position, wherein the tray table is also movable in translation and/or in rotation with respect to the seat in order to be moved from the deployed position to an offset deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats
    Inventors: Christophe Ducreux, Charles Ehrmann, Benjamin Foucher
  • Patent number: 10442356
    Abstract: This invention is a center rear view mirror bracket for the HMMWV series vehicles. This bracket allows for the installation of a center rear view mirror on the HMMWV. The bracket is attached to the HMMWV using existing bolt holes on the windshield frame where wiper motor is attached. A center rear view mirror is then attached to the end of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: David James Bobik
  • Patent number: 10343753
    Abstract: The swimming safety tether is lifesaving support for a swimmer. The swimming safety tether provides a rope suspended from an arm over a swimming pool. The rope passes through the pull switch of an alarm and provides a number of gripping points that the swimmer may grasp. A swimmer needing assistance may grasp the rope and pull. The force on the rope may trigger the alarm to produce visual and audible indications of distress. The swimmer may attempt to pull themselves to safety using the rope while the visual and audible indications attempt to attract assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Luis Santa-Torres
  • Patent number: 10343557
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seating portion configured to support a seated occupant in a seating posture, the seating portion including a seat cushion portion and a seat back portion; a shell portion configured to cover a circumference of the seating portion from a rear side; and a moving mechanism that is configured to change a reclining angle, which is an angle of the seat back portion of the seating portion relative to the seat cushion portion, together with a position of the shell portion to be in two or more modes including a normal mode and a comfort mode, wherein the moving mechanism moves the shell portion to have a higher height in a seating height direction of the seated occupant with respect to the seat cushion portion in a comfort mode than in a normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Koji Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10144312
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seating portion configured to support a seated occupant in a seating posture; a shell portion configured to cover the circumference of the seating portion including side portions of the seated occupant from a rear side of the occupant; a first moving device that is configured to move a relative position of the seating portion with respect to a vehicle; and a second moving device that is configured to move a relative position of the shell portion with respect to the seating portion, the second moving device being configured to move at least side portions of the shell portion to a first position at which the side portions of the seated occupant is covered by the shell portion and to a second position at which the side portions of the seated occupant is uncovered by the shell portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Koji Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10124895
    Abstract: A vehicle passenger seating unit of the type having at least first and second seats facing each other. A privacy panel is provided that includes first and second video monitors positioned between the first and second seats and selectively moveable between respective stowed positions. When both video monitors are stowed, visual interaction is permitted between seat occupants in the first and second seats. When moved to respective deployed positions between the first and second seats, privacy is provided to the seat occupants in the first and second seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayson C. Simeon, Nathan E. Careless, Steven K. Brown, Nathan P. Wang, Mark W. Foohey, Heather D. Benoit, Daniel J. Yee, Jens P. Johnson, Terry L. Branson
  • Patent number: 9746124
    Abstract: An adjustable multi-monitor support assembly is shown and described. The assembly includes at least one monitor arm, having a proximate end adapted to be attached to a work surface and a distal end and at least one pivot neck secured to the distal end of the monitor arm. Also provided is a hollow monitor support rail, having at least one shuttle aperture therein, being adapted to receive a plurality of monitor mounting brackets for supporting a plurality of monitors and at least one shuttle, having a top and a bottom end, and at least two glides wherein the glides are attached to the shuttle at the top and bottom ends. The shuttle is disposed within the hollow monitor support rail and aligned with the shuttle aperture and secured to the pivot neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Ole Falk Smed
  • Patent number: 9402486
    Abstract: An adapter plate for securing an item of merchandise to a merchandise security device is provided. For example, the adapter plate includes a body configured to be secured to an item of merchandise, wherein at least one slot is defined in the body. The at least one slot is configured to receive a first fastener for securing the body to the item of merchandise, and the body is laterally adjustable relative to the item of merchandise via engagement of the first fastener with the at least one slot. The body is configured to engage a second fastener for securing the body to the merchandise security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Barry John Green, Larry T. McKinney, Robert Bisesti
  • Patent number: 9288920
    Abstract: An electronic device holder comprises an elongated main body, a handle affixed to the main body, and a U-shaped bracket for holding an electronic device. The bracket is slidably and rotatably engaged with the main body such that the bracket is selectively slidable along at least a portion of a length of the main body and such that the bracket is selectively rotatable at least between a first position that is parallel to the main body and a second position that is perpendicular to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Robert W. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9227596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support element (105) for a wiper drive (100), comprising a receiving portion (130) for attaching the wiper drive (100), a bearing point (135) for fixing the support element (105) to a surrounding structure (110), and a predetermined breaking point (140). A specified gap (150) lies between the support element (105) and the surrounding structure (110) at a contact portion (142) of the support element (105), the width of said gap being dependent on a force that acts on the support element (105) such that the contact portion (142) comes into contact with the surrounding structure (110) only when a specified force acting on the support element (105) is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert-Jan van de Rovaart, Barnabas Bencsik
  • Patent number: 9161474
    Abstract: Provided is a display device, including: a device main body including a display, the display including a display surface, the display surface being configured to display an image; and a stand configured to support the device main body. The stand includes a supported portion, the supported portion being slidably supported on a surface opposite to the display surface of the device main body, and a connection portion, the connection portion being rotatable with respect to the supported portion around a hinge shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takeaki Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 9062816
    Abstract: A tilt head mechanism for use with a display device includes a base plate member configured to connect to a vertical mounting structure or surface and an adapter plate member operatively connected to the base plate member. The adapter plate member has a front surface configured to connect to a display device, and the front surface has a center point. The adapter plate member is independently: movable horizontally away from and toward the base plate member; and tiltable downwardly and upwardly relative to the vertical mounting structure or surface, wherein the front surface center point of the adapter plate member does not move substantially horizontally as the adapter plate member is tilted relative to the vertical mounting structure or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: WirePath Home Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, Bryan Thomas Marcum, Kai-Sheng Cheng
  • Patent number: 9027894
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes an arm assembly attached to a support assembly such that the arm assembly is positionable adjacent to an article of furniture such as a desk or work surface. A mounting device is attached to the arm assembly that is sized and configured to retain a display device. A vertically adjustable attachment mechanism attaches a first end of the counterbalance mechanism to the arm assembly or support assembly. The vertically adjustable attachment mechanism is sized and configured such that a vertical position of the first end of the counterbalance mechanism is adjustable via movement of at least one component of the vertically adjustable attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Sapper, Ronald Snyder
  • Publication number: 20150115119
    Abstract: A cantilevered support system is provided. The cantilevered support system comprises a vertical support pole and longitudinally extending upper and lower support arm assemblies that are securable to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: University Health Network
    Inventors: Andrew John Hart, Geoffrey Roy Fernie, T. Daniel Smyth, Victoria P. Komisar, Emily Catherine King, Adam Matthew Sobchak
  • Patent number: 9016647
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a monitor mounting apparatus for disposing on a working surface. The mounting apparatus includes a base, an adjusting unit, and a tilt bracket. The base is arranged on the working surface and has at least one guiding member. The adjusting unit includes at least one sliding member and at least one connecting member interconnected. The sliding member may be slidably arranged on the guiding member. The tilt bracket has an outer end portion and at least one connecting portion. The connecting portion is pivotally connected to the connecting member, and the outer end portion is defined on one end of the tilt bracket away from the connecting member. The tilt bracket may be oriented at various angular and vertical positions. The user may adjust the monitor mounting apparatus to suit the person's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Syncmold Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Der-Wei Lu, Kuo-Yuan Chou, Chung-Cheng Hu
  • Patent number: 8978739
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device for dissipating heat from a heat radiation element includes a base, a fixing frame, a fan, and a securing arm. The fixing frame is fixedly attached to the base, and the fixing frame has two coaxially aligned receiving holes defined therein. The fan includes two coaxially aligned shafts. The aligned shafts are fittingly received in the respective receiving holes, such that the fan is detachably attached to the fixing frame and rotatable about the aligned shafts. The securing arm is rotatably attached to the base, and the securing arm is configured for holding the fan against the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8979037
    Abstract: A cable tray apparatus is provided a people mover system such as a Sky Train or the like. The cable tray apparatus is made up of a plurality of identical cable trays which are secured together in an end-to-end relationship. The cable trays are selectively laterally horizontally adjustable with respect to one another and are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another to correspond to curves in the roadway of the system and to correspond to elevational changes in the roadway of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis, David T. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 8979048
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adapter portion configured for attachment to a rear surface of an electronic display device and a base portion configured to be mounted to a fixed structure in the cockpit of an aircraft. The adapter portion has a cylindrical barrel portion having a plurality of circumferentially disposed radially outwardly extending keys, a first radially inwardly extending recess corresponding to a landscape position of the display device and a second radially inwardly extending recess corresponding to a portrait position of the display device. The base portion includes an upper surface with a circular reception port formed therein for receiving the barrel portion of the adapter portion, and the reception port has a plurality of radially outwardly extending circumferentially disposed keyways formed therein for receiving the plurality of keys on the barrel portion of the adapter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Tschann, Kenneth J. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150063961
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a hand truck is described. Embodiments of the present invention include a mounting structure adapted to be secured to a hand truck. Generally, the mounting structure can be implemented to secure a strapping device to the hand truck. The mounting structure can generally include a body, a first member, a second member, and a spring. Typically, the first member can be slidably coupled to the body and the second member can be fixedly coupled to the body. The first member and the second member can include concave faces to interface with a frame of the hand truck. The mounting structure can couple to the hand truck in a variety of locations to ensure that the strapping device is optimally positioned to secure a particular load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Cortese
  • Patent number: 8960611
    Abstract: An expansion joint is disclosed for a cable tray apparatus for a people mover system. An expansion joint is inserted or positioned between a pair of generally rectangular electrical cable trays having first and second ends. The cable trays are connected in an end-to-end relationship. The expansion joint has first and second ends and is positioned between the pair of cable trays so that the first end thereof is connected to the second end of the adjacent cable tray and so that the second end thereof is connected to the first end of the adjacent cable tray. The expansion joint includes body portions which are slidably movable towards one another or slidably movable away from one another to compensate for expansion and contraction of the cable tray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Adam J. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150048729
    Abstract: A heightening device (10) is arranged for heightening a short cup (3?) under a beverage outlet (20) of a beverage preparation module (2) configured to dispense beverage into a tall cup (3). The device (10) comprises: a bottom (12) for resting on a support surface (5); a platform (14) that is supported by the bottom and that is configured for receiving said short cup (3?) and heightening thereof over the bottom (12); and a means (15,16) for assembling the bottom and the platform as a unit (12, 14) to a corresponding assembling means (25, 26) of said beverage preparation module under said outlet. The assembling means (15, 16; 25, 26) of such device (10) and of the module (2) are disassemblable for separating the unit (12, 14) from the module and removing the unit from under such beverage outlet (20) to allow placement of the tall cup (3) on said support surface (5) under the outlet (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Francois Besson
  • Publication number: 20150034652
    Abstract: A clamp fastener for fastening a housing to a rail, such as a top-hat rail, includes a slider which is clampable to the rail, wherein, for simultaneous connection of the housing to an adjacent housing that is already fastened to the rail, the slider is transferable to the clamping position via a slider lock comprising an additional slider, which can be actuated by the adjacent housing, and the slider additionally includes a housing lock for locking the housing to the adjacent housing when transferring the slider to the clamping position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Petricek
  • Patent number: 8944396
    Abstract: A torsion adjusting structure, which is installed on a shaft and a carrying member pivoted on the shaft, includes a gear, a pair of friction washers, and a linkage assembly. The shaft passes through the gear and the friction washers respectively abutted on two opposite surfaces of the gear. The linkage assembly installed on the carrying member has an engaging portion. The linkage assembly is adjusted between an engaging position and a separating position. When the linkage assembly is at the engaging position, the engaging portion engages with the gear for enabling rotation of the carrying member to rotate the gear to rub the friction washers, thereby providing the carrying member with an additional torsion. When the linkage assembly is at the separating position, the engaging portion separates from the gear for maintaining the relative position between the gear and the friction washers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Hua Mau, Yue-Wen Jiang
  • Patent number: 8944397
    Abstract: Universal systems for mounting HVAC components within an HVAC system where the component mounting system defines a platform comprised of slidingly engaging rail sections. Each of the rail sections include support brackets, from which, in some examples, extend a receiving member or an inserting member configured to engage a receiving member or an inserting member of an adjacent rail section. In particular embodiments, platform sections include arms having channels and arms having glides each glide being configured to slidingly engage the channel of an adjacent platform section allowing platform sections to adjust the effective length and width of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Rodger A. Brown, Jayson Dougherty, EuGene A. Foidel
  • Publication number: 20150028178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gutter mount which is particularly for use on outbuildings and temporary structures, such as sheds. The gutter mount comprises an adjustable retaining member for receiving the guttering, allowing the guttering to be retained in the correct position independent of roof angle, and a means of fastening the gutter mount to a structure. Additionally the gutter mount incorporates a design which can be affixed to a structure by hand, obviating the needs for tools and facilitating repositioning of the guttering during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Edward Hall, Barry Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20150014506
    Abstract: A folding keyboard height extender with a top plate, a bottom plate, and a right and left side hinged side arrangements. Each hinged side arrangements has an upper plate and a lower plate that are hinged to each other and between the left and right side edges of the top and bottom plates. An inner folding wall is hingeably attached to an underside of the top plate. In a first extended state, the right and left side hinged side arrangements form tall and straight walls, and the inner folding wall is swung down perpendicular to the top bottom plates and to the right and side hinged side arrangements. In a second lowered state, the upper and lower plates of the right and left side hinged side arrangements lay flat against each other, and the inner folding wall is folded up and is sandwiched between the top plate and bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Thaddeus Brennan
  • Publication number: 20150001357
    Abstract: An adjustable bracket may include a first hermaphroditic piece and a second hermaphroditic piece, substantially identical to the first hermaphroditic piece and rotated 180 degrees with respect to the first hermaphroditic piece, wherein sliding the first hermaphroditic piece with respect to the second hermaphroditic piece adjusts a width of the adjustable bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andy A. Jaffari, Robert H. Osborn
  • Publication number: 20140376120
    Abstract: Support for facets that maintains the facet attached to the structure of a heliostat, which comprises a connecting plate, a threaded bolt, a fixed attachment of the connecting plate to the facet, and a movable attachment between the connecting plate and the threaded bolt. The movable attachment enables assembling and disassembling the facet without having to reorient thereof as well it enables to orientate the facet without having to place the facet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Francisco Cerón García, Francisco Manuel Gómez Martínez
  • Patent number: 8915382
    Abstract: An apparatus and system are disclosed for supporting a ski on a support structure. The apparatus includes a ski support member, a spacer, and a coupling element. The ski support member includes a ski engaging portion and a binder engaging portion. The binder engaging portion is positionable within a receiving space in a binder toe piece. The ski engaging portion includes a substantially flat surface engageable with one of a deck surface of the ski and an element disposed on the deck surface of the ski to maintain the ski in a desirable orientation. The spacer is positioned between the ski support member and a the support structure. The coupling element is configured to couple the ski support member to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Totman
  • Patent number: 8905496
    Abstract: A work station comprises a mounting bracket adapted to be mounted to a surface. An upper arm and a lower arm are mounted to the mounting bracket for pivoting motion about a first vertical axis. A track is pivoted to the upper arm and the lower arm about a second vertical axis where the track supports a vertically displaceable carriage. The carriage may support a monitor and work platform where the work platform supports a key board tray. A lift system supports the carriage for vertical movement. Work station mounting systems are also provided for movably supporting a work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Roddy Burgess, Ian Cunningham, Robert Grant McRorie
  • Publication number: 20140353447
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a holding module and a locating module. The holding module includes a rear shell and a front shell which have a bottom positioning shell and a top positioning shell covered to define a receiving chamber therebetween. The locating module is movably disposed in the receiving chamber and includes a supporting part, a slide part mounted on the supporting part and slidable forward and backward, a locating part fixed on the slide part and projecting out of the top positioning shell, and an elastic part clamped between the supporting part and the bottom positioning shell. The locating part is located in front of the front shell with a distance therebetween being adjustable by the locating part along with the slide part sliding forward and backward. The supporting part together with the slide part and the locating part can move upward and downward by the elastic part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung Cheng Chuang
  • Patent number: 8899537
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device includes a supporting base, a guiding element, an adjusting element, and a latching assembly. The supporting base includes a sleeve portion. The adjusting element includes a first body and an adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is mounted on the sleeve portion. The adjusting portion defines a plurality of adjusting holes. The guiding element defines two latching grooves and is sleeved on the adjusting portion. The latching assembly includes a button, an adjusting rod, and a biasing element. The button is inserted into the coupling portion. The adjusting rod includes a fixing portion and a latching portion. The fixing portion is fixed with the button. The latching portion is latched with the adjusting holes. The biasing element resists the button and the sleeve portion. The button is capable of driving the adjusting rod to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Kuan, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 8899288
    Abstract: A coupling capable of adjustably cantilever-mounting a machine such as a labeling machine to a mounting structure, wherein the attitude or inclination of the machine to other machinery such as a conveyor can be precisely adjusted. Also, there is a method a mounting a machine to mounting structure with the capability to adjust the inclination of the machine that requires only one person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes Lenkl
  • Patent number: 8888062
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a display mounting apparatus for mounting a flat screen television monitor or the like to a wall. The mounting apparatus provides four degrees of freedom for the flat screen display in lateral translation, tilt, swivel and pan directions. The combination of two two-link arms, counterbalancing torsion springs and friction mechanisms provides for ±20 degrees in the tilt and swivel directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Novin
  • Patent number: 8876077
    Abstract: A spherical orienting device includes a base, first and second actuation shafts, an orientable device, an inner member, a middle member, and an outer member. The first and second actuation shafts are rotatably held by the base for rotary actuation about first and second actuation axes, respectively, which intersect orthogonally at a spherical center of rotation. The orientable device is supported by first and second revolute support joints which are disposed for rotation about an orientation axis of the orientable device and a support axis, respectively. The inner member is fixed to the first actuation shaft and linked to the second support joint. The middle member is inwardly linked to the first support joint and outwardly linked to a middle revolute joint disposed for rotation about a linkage axis. The outer member is fixed to the second actuation shaft and linked to the middle revolute joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Patrick Maillard
  • Patent number: 8876075
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting medical devices, in particular operation theatre lamps, on the ceiling of an operation theatre uses a vertical pillar 8 at which bearing heads 3 are selectively mounted. Cantilevers of different lengths may be secured at one bearing head 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Frowein EZH GmbH
    Inventor: Ingolf Diez