Adjustable Patents (Class 248/274.1)
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8864089
    Abstract: A holding device includes a base, an upper holding arm unit connected to an upper portion of the base, and a pair of lower holding arm units connected to the base. Each of the lower holding arm units includes a lower holding arm that is connected to the base and that is rotatable between upper and lower positions. Each lower holding arm is movable relative to the base in a sliding direction between an extended position and a contracted position. Each of the lower holding arm units further includes a stop member that extends into the base and that is operable for positioning the lower holding arm relative to the base. The lower holding arm units cooperate with the upper holding arm unit to define a holding space for retaining a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Publication number: 20140306081
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus is provided, including a base unit, a clamping unit, at least a stop unit and a retractable unit, wherein the base unit having a placement surface for providing placement of an electronic product, the clamping unit and the stop unit being disposed at the base unit, the clamping unit able to move towards or away from the stop unit so that the electronic product being clamped between the clamping unit and the stop unit, the retractable unit being disposed at the clamping unit, further including a retractable rod and a buckle element, the buckle element being disposed at the tip of the retractable rod, the buckle element being above the clamping unit when the retractable rod extending. As such, when the electronic product is clamped with protective sleeve on, the buckle element can lift the upper cover of protective sleeve to use as a sun-shielding plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Eagle FAN
  • Publication number: 20140299733
    Abstract: An antenna rotation mechanism includes a bearing holder, a bearing, a first pressing member, a second pressing member, a plurality of first elastic arms and a plurality of second elastic arms. The bearing is disposed on an elastic fixing socket of the bearing holder. The first pressing member is disposed on first plane of the bearing and the second pressing member is disposed on second plane of the bearing. When the first pressing member abuts against the each first elastic arm along a first axial direction, the each first elastic arm provides a first radial thrust to the bearing, to force the bearing to move to an axle center. When the second pressing member abuts against the each second elastic arm along a second axial direction, the second first elastic arm provides a second radial thrust towards the bearing to force the bearing to move to the axle center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Cheng Wu, Yu-Jui Chiang, Jin-Jong Lin
  • Publication number: 20140265185
    Abstract: A mobile device holder includes a holding portion, a lower shelf fixedly attached to a base of the holding portion and configured to support a mobile device, an upper shelf slidably affixed to the holding portion and slidable along a plane defined by the holding portion toward the lower shelf such that a distance between the upper shelf and lower shelf is adjustable, a pivot assembly connected to the holding portion and configured to pivot about a pivot axis, wherein the lower shelf is attached to the base of the holding portion at a fixed distance from the pivot assembly, and a mount affixed to the pivot assembly, wherein the holding portion, the upper shelf and the lower shelf are pivotable together about the pivot axis relative to the mount between an upright position and a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Randy MERSKY
  • Patent number: 8837127
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electronic display to a wall includes a support structure operably connected to a tilt head assembly and a display interface structure. The support structure includes an arm assembly that can be extended and rotated so that the electronic display avoids contacting the wall. The tilt head assembly includes an attachment member, guide structures for tilting the electronic display so that the electronic display remains self-balancing, and a plate for positioning the guide structures. The display interface structure facilitates attachment of the attachment member to the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jay Dittmer, Mathew Schuh
  • Patent number: 8827226
    Abstract: A dual method of installing a mounting device to a load-bearing surface includes a mounting device having a back member installed closer to the load-bearing surface than a front member on which an object is mounted. A mounting member is either attached to the back member in a first configuration or the mounting member is attached to the back member in a second configuration. The mounting member is attached to the load-bearing surface such that the load-bearing surface is between the back member and the front member in the first configuration. The back member is between the load-bearing surface and the front member in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Townsend, Patrick Leonard Plehn
  • Publication number: 20140239138
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting shoe and related methods is disclosed. The adjustable mounting shoe includes a shoe body. A middle portion of the shoe body has a pocket formed therein. A pocket insert is positioned at least partially within the pocket. The pocket insert has a raised edge, wherein the pocket insert is movable relative to the shoe body. At least one fastener is engageable with the pocket insert to secure the pocket insert in a stationary position at least partially within the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: American Creative Machine Enterprise, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 8814115
    Abstract: A mounting system for adjustably mounting a flat panel display to a support medium. The system consists of a frame assembly that can be attached to a support medium. One or more adjustable mounts are attached to the frame assembly, and a flat panel display is attached to the adjustable mounts. Each adjustable mount can extend from a retracted position to an extended position in order to tilt the flat panel display and provide an optimum viewing angle to a viewer. As the adjustable mount extends, the center of gravity of the attached flat panel display moves in approximately a horizontal plane, enabling the display to be tilted by a user with a minimum amount of applied force. In some embodiments, a friction assembly is provided to maintain the selected position of each adjustable mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Muday, Zachary Eyman, Brett Stenhouse
  • Publication number: 20140233205
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus including a bracket (11) for mounting behind a flat panel display (F). The bracket is able to receive a separate device (e.g. a PC enclosure of other electronic components), such that said device can be slidable and accessible from behind the flat panel display when it is mounted thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PiixL Technologies Limited
    Inventor: François-Xavier Gardes
  • Patent number: 8798450
    Abstract: A gimbal system. The gimbal system may include space-saving features configured to accommodate one or more payload components, thus increasing the payload capacity of the gimbal ball without necessarily increasing the outer dimensions of the gimbal ball. Alternatively, or in addition, the gimbal system may include a motor configured to move at least one gimbal relative to another gimbal about a first axis, with the motor peripherally mounted distal the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Aicher, Gregory D. Dent, Bruce Ellison, James H. Weaver, John M. Wiltse
  • Publication number: 20140203150
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting assembly for attaching an attachment end of a first beam member to a second beam member. The adjustable mounting assembly includes a first bracket attachable to the first beam member; a second bracket attachable to the second beam member; and a point of attachment where the first and second brackets are attached to each other. The adjustable mounting assembly is configured to allow a position of the first beam member to be adjusted relative to the second beam member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GEOTEK, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Alan STENZEL, Richard Franklin CLYATT, Harvey Eugene FLOWERS, Brian Raymond HORNBERG, Steven Roger VOLKMAN, Bruce Frederick BLUMENTRITT
  • Publication number: 20140197293
    Abstract: Provided is steering column support construction that together with eliminating strong rubbing between the bottom surface of a vehicle-side bracket 23a and the top surface of a column-side bracket 22a, and keeping the absolute value and fluctuation in the break away load small, more completely protects the driver during a collision accident without lowering the freedom of design of the steering apparatus. An adjustment rod 27 for adjusting the position of a steering wheel is provided on the top side of a steering column 6b. During a secondary collision, a moment that is applied to the column-side bracket 22a is kept small, friction at the area of rubbing between the column-side bracket 22a and the vehicle-side bracket 23a is reduced, and the break away load is kept low. Moreover, the driver's knees are protected by eliminating the portion that protrudes further downward than the steering column 6b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujiwara, Toru Segawa, Takahiro Minamigata, Kiyoshi Sadakata
  • Patent number: 8777172
    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: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Sapper, Ronald Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140175241
    Abstract: A guitar holding rack with an adjustable interval comprises a first brace arm, a second brace arm corresponding to the first brace arm and an interval adjustment unit hinged between the two brace arms. The first and second brace arms have respectively a holding sections spaced from each other to form a holding space to hold the neck of a guitar and to be leaned by the guitar, and an extension section connected to the holding section and spaced from each other by an adjustment gap. The interval adjustment unit is hinged in the adjustment gap and bridges the two extension sections, and also has a first adjustment displacement in which the two holding sections are driven by extension sections inwards toward the holding space and a second adjustment displacement in which the two holding sections are driven by the extension sections outwards from the holding space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: RELIANCE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: BEAN YANG
  • Patent number: 8746635
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for a display device is provided. The supporting apparatus may include a stationary unit coupled to an installation site, a device supporting unit that supports the display device, a connection unit that connects the stationary unit to the device supporting unit and that guides motion of the device supporting unit, and a tilting frictional unit interposed between the connection unit and the device supporting unit to guide a tilting motion of the device supporting unit. The tilting frictional unit may include a first arc member fixed to the connection unit and a second arc member fixed to the device supporting unit. The first and second arc members contact each other to generate frictional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon Kim, Kyung-Wook Kim
  • Publication number: 20140144484
    Abstract: A hinge for solar tracking apparatus is disclosed. The hinge includes a first mounting plate, a second mounting plate and a plurality of connecting elements. The first mounting plate has a pair of beveled or curved side faces. The second mounting plate has a pair of beveled or curved side faces. The plurality of connecting elements connect the first mounting plate to the second mounting plate in a spaced apart configuration, wherein each of the plurality of connecting elements connects diagonally opposite side faces of the first mounting plate to the second mounting plate. The hinge facilitates the solar tracking apparatus to track the Sun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SCORPIUS TRACKERS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Kiran Shah