Plural Joints Patents (Class 248/276.1)
  • Patent number: 10327554
    Abstract: An adjustable head support includes an articulating arm that has a plurality of members, at least one of the members is attached to a consecutive member and configured to rotate about a first axis. At least another of the members is attached to a consecutive member and configured to rotate about a second axis, the first axis and the second axis being perpendicular. A head support assembly is pivotally coupled to the articulating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: THE COMFORT COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven DuFresne, Anthony J. Minotte
  • Patent number: 10293495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a load-balancing device for an articulated arm capable of receiving a load having a weight, the balancing device being characterized in that it comprising a support system able to be fastened to a stationary element of the articulated arm, and an actuator element capable of being attached to a movable input element of the articulated arm, the balancing device also including a lever arm able to exert a force on the actuator element in order to apply said force on the input element of the articulated arm, the lever arm having an adjustable length as a function of the weight of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES
    Inventors: Sébastien Briot, Vigen Arakelyan
  • Patent number: 10226124
    Abstract: There is provided a wall mounting device for mounting a display apparatus on a wall, the wall mounting device including: a display apparatus coupling unit coupled with a central portion of the display apparatus along a first direction and including a plurality of locking parts arranged in a second direction, the second direction being substantially perpendicular to the first direction; and a wall coupling unit configured to be coupled with the wall and including a plurality of supporting sections arranged along the second direction configured to support the plurality of locking parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Seok Ahn, Hee-Bong Kim, Jun-Mo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10140524
    Abstract: A monitoring system sufficient to provide a driver with video or other visual indicators for purposes of assessing an area external to a vehicle when underway is contemplated. The monitoring system may be configured as a camera-based monitoring system including a camera for viewing blind spots or other difficult to view areas when a vehicle is driven in reverse or otherwise operating in a manner where a direction of travel or other course of action produces a hazard or other concern within an exterior environment difficult for the driver to view or otherwise assess. The monitoring system may include a mounting system sufficient for mounting the camera to a spare-tire hub assembly used for securing a spare tire to a rear door or other rear-facing component of the vehicle in an exposed, vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BrandMotion, LLC
    Inventor: John F. Varick
  • Patent number: 10094511
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage. A mount bracket is movably coupled to the mount carriage and is selectively movable in a plane substantially parallel to the surface. A plurality of device bracket assemblies are coupled to the mount bracket. Each of the device bracket assemblies is selectively movable to translate, pivot and tilt the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PEERLESS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Stifal, James D. Walters
  • Patent number: 10089907
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for a digital signage display assembly. The display assembly includes: a bracket configured to be attached to a wall; a display module configured to be releasably attached to the bracket; a bezel configured to secure the display to the bracket; and a connector module comprising a display-side component affixed to the display, a bracket-side component affixed to the bracket, and a bezel-side connector affixed to the bezel; wherein the bracket-side component is configured for releasable electrical and mechanical engagement with the display-side component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Arizon Precision Sheet Metal
    Inventor: Theodore M. Thul
  • Patent number: 9752722
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a method of installing a display mounting apparatus in a vehicle is provided. A base mount member of the display mounting apparatus is coupled to a surface of the vehicle. The base mount member includes a pair of pivot attachment holes. An angular position of a pivot support member is adjusted. The pivot support member includes an upper mounting surface and a locking pin passage, where the pivot support member is coupled to the base mount member by a pivot pin that passes through the pivot attachment holes. A lower surface of an upper mount member is positioned proximate the upper mounting surface to align a pair of locking pin holes in the upper mount member with the locking pin passage. A locking pin is engaged through the pair of locking pin holes in the upper mount member and through the locking pin passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Farnes, Matthew Tschann
  • Patent number: 9739413
    Abstract: A device-securing structure includes a base, a first positioning module and a second positioning module. The base includes a containing portion and a receiving part disposed at a bottom of the containing portion. The first positioning module includes a first positioning member and a second positioning member movably connected with the base, such that the first positioning member and the second positioning member may be moved into the receiving part. The second positioning module includes a third positioning member and a fourth positioning member connected with the base, and the first positioning module is disposed between the third positioning member and the fourth positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Hua Hung, Hung-Li Chen
  • Patent number: 9719627
    Abstract: A stand includes a base, a first tube coupled to the base and extending therefrom, the first tube defining a first bore having an opening at an end of the tube opposite the base, and a second tube, a portion of which is received in the first bore such that the second tube and the first tube form a telescoping relationship, the second tube comprising a first section and a second section, the first section and second section being connected via a clutch, the clutch being configured to enable articulation of the second section relative to the first section about the clutch. The clutch has an outer cross section that is configured to be received in the first bore when the first section is coaxial with the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Music People, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Hennessey
  • Patent number: 9681926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical pendant lifting system, comprising a main frame, a driving device, a transmission device, a main body component, a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a third connecting rod and a connecting head, wherein the driving device drives the main body component and the third connecting rod via the transmission device; the driving device is connected to the main frame by a first rotating shaft; the main body component is connected to the main frame by a third rotating shaft, connected to the output component of the transmission device by a second rotating shaft, connected to the connecting head by a fifth rotating shaft, and connected to the second connecting rod by a sixth rotating shaft; the third connecting rod is connected to the main frame by a fourth rotating shaft, and connected to the second connecting rod by a seventh rotating shaft; the first connecting rod is connected to the second connecting rod by a ninth rotating shaft, and connected to the connecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: MAQUET (SUZHOU) CO.LTD.
    Inventors: Kaiyou Ge, Bing Wei, Qunhua Li, Hongqiang Li, Ming Ji
  • Patent number: 9657893
    Abstract: Disclosed are clips for a patient monitoring pod that is used with portable patient monitoring devices and systems. A patient monitoring pod and clip can rotate relative to each other to accommodate a patient's environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Buresh, II, Timothy Joseph Coonahan, Rajesh Rane, Stanley Thompson, Ken Zhen
  • Patent number: 9637064
    Abstract: Various examples of an apparatus for mounting a camera on a vehicle are disclosed. An apparatus comprises a first portion of a first material with a first end configured for attaching to a camera and a second end configured for mounting to a vehicle. The apparatus is configured to maintain the camera in a substantially calibrated position. A second portion of a second material is coupled to the first portion, wherein the second material is capable of deforming upon an impact to the apparatus and returning the apparatus to the calibrated position upon exposure to an energy source. In another example, the apparatus is constructed entirely of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Andreas U Kuehnle, Marton G Gyori, Hans M Molin, Thomas S Legeza
  • Patent number: 9537990
    Abstract: The holder device (3) according to the invention comprises: a lower surface (21); an upper part (25, 75); a rear surface (23); an electronic device (27), positioned near the rear surface (23). The holder device (3) comprises a mechanism (26) for adjusting the separation between the lower surface (21) and the upper part (25, 75) as a function of the size of the electronic apparatus (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Thierry Vourlat, Sébastien Jesus
  • Patent number: 9497869
    Abstract: Provided is a technology capable of reducing a surface area taken up on a wall surface and improving maintenance workability. A support device of this invention includes: a pair of support legs configured to be mounted to a side surface of a housing to support the housing; a pair of fixing legs configured to be mounted to a mounting surface at which the housing is to be installed to fix the housing at a position at which the housing is to be installed; and a movable mechanism configured to pivotably couple the pair of support legs and the pair of fixing legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiaki Terao
  • Patent number: 9447800
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes an enclosure for mounting a receiving member, a bracket, and a movable member mounted to the enclosure. The receiving member is configured to receive an electronic component. The bracket includes a bracket body movably mounted to the enclosure and an operating member mounted to the bracket body. The movable member includes a movable body and a movable block mounted to the movable body. The movable body is mounted to the bracket body. The operating member is pressed in a first direction toward the enclosure to drive the bracket body to rotate, the movable body moves a second direction away from the enclosure, thereby the movable block can move in a third direction away from the enclosure to push the electronic component and the electronic component can move in the second direction. The third direction is different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mao-Lin Xu, Zhi-Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9402016
    Abstract: An electronic device that mounts onto a bicycle frame or handlebar to permit video recording with a smart phone while riding. The present electronic device mount includes a housing assembly having a lateral door to receive the smart phone therethrough. The housing assembly has a front window to permit viewing of the smart phone's screen, and an opening on a rear wall that is cooperatively positioned to coincide with the smart phone's video camera. The rear opening has a mirror housing with an interior mirror disposed at a predetermined angle to redirect the video recording from the smart phone to capture the route of the rider. A swivel mechanism connects the housing assembly with the mounting assembly to permit the user to adjust a position of the housing assembly according to the view the user wants to see on the screen of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Miguel Alejandro Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 9395043
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage. A mount bracket is movably coupled to the mount carriage and is selectively movable in a plane substantially parallel to the surface. A plurality of device bracket assemblies are coupled to the mount bracket. Each of the device bracket assemblies is selectively movable to translate, pivot and tilt the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PEERLESS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Stifal, James D. Walters
  • Patent number: 9339113
    Abstract: The present creation is a video wall mount, including a first fixing rack, a second fixing rack, and a folding mechanism. The first fixing rack includes a locking piece and a magnet piece. The second fixing rack includes a rotating arm. The rotating arm having a hook and the locking piece are disposed to enable the hook to be hooked to the locking piece when the first fixing rack is located near the second fixing rack and enable the first fixing rack to be fixed at a position near the second fixing rack. When a television needs to be repaired or dismounted, a pushing force towards the second fixing rack is applied on the first fixing rack to enable the hook to rotate upward under the effect of a magnetic force from the magnet piece to leave a state of being hooked to the locking piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: AOPEN INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9216701
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit having a display screen on a front side, a driving mechanism configured to move the display unit, a holder configured to support the display unit and reciprocally move the display unit relative to the holder in a linear trajectory parallel to the display screen, a rotation guiding mechanism in the driving mechanism configured to rotate the holder, and a movement guiding mechanism in the driving mechanism configured to move the display unit relative to the holder after the holder is rotated to a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Kato
  • Patent number: 9174587
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for seat headrest posts in vehicle is provided, including a retractable rod, two clamping units and a connection joint unit; wherein the retractable rod having an extendible rod able to extend and retract; a locking assembly being disposed on the outer surface of the retractable rod; the locking assembly being able to fasten the position after lateral adjustment of the retractable rod; the two clamping units being disposed on the retractable rod for clamping onto the posts of seat headrest; the connection joint unit being disposed to the end of the extendible rod for engaging an object to be mounted here. As such, when an electronic device, such as, tablet or thin screen display is mounted to the connection joint unit, the position of the electronic device can be adjusted by adjusting the length of the extendible rod for convenient viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 9149392
    Abstract: In a casting apparatus for external skeletal and joint fixation, a plurality of articulated segments may comprise a plurality of cuboid members threaded on a continuous cord having distal ends connected to actuators. The cuboid members may be disposed between guide members threaded on the cord. Actuation of the actuators applies a tension force to the cord, thereby compressing the cuboid members together to form rigid cuboid segments and maintain the casting apparatus in a rigid configuration for skeletal and joint fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Bing-Tang Zhong, Ping-Chung Chung, Yueh-Lin Chung
  • Publication number: 20150136926
    Abstract: A surgical holder is provided, including a base unit, a first positioning unit, a second positioning unit, a connecting unit, a first orientating unit, and a second orientating unit. The first elastic element, the second elastic element, the plurality of third elastic elements and the plurality of the fourth elastic elements balance the surgical holder statically. Further, the connecting unit, the first and second orientating units are designed to have RCM points which restrict lateral displacement of the surgical holder on the surgical incision to increase safety in laparoscopic operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chin-Hsing Kuo, Shao-Jung Lai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150108307
    Abstract: A display mount is attached to a slatwall using an improved slatwall hanger. The display mount includes vertically pivoting arms providing forward and rearward movement of the display with only slight vertical movement. The slatwall hanger is attached to the slatwall by sandwiching at least one vertical face of a slat between a cover and a clamping member. The cover includes at least one outer lip residing against the front of the vertical face and the clamping member includes at least one inner lip residing against the rear of the vertical face. The clamping member is biased away from the cover by a spring to facilitate insertion of the inner lips between open spaces between consecutive slats. Screws connect the clamping member to the cover and are tightened to grasp the vertical slat face between the lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Trevor Simon, Daniel Shin Kim
  • Publication number: 20150108309
    Abstract: A carrier device has a support frame, (1), a tubular carrier element (2), a first connecing element (3) at one end of the carrier element (2) and a second connecting element (4) at the other end of the carrier element (2). The first connecting element(3) is connected with the support frame (1), via a clip collar element (5). The second connecting element (4) is connected with a manipulation element (7), via a ball joint (6). The first connecting element (3) is connected with the clip collar element (5), via a ball joint (8). The carrier element (2) is designed as a continuous tube from one end to the other. The carrier element (2) can be inserted and clamped securely in tubular clamping elements (9) arranged on the carrier element side of the two connecting elements (3,4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Hanagal Manjunath Balasubramanya
  • Publication number: 20150096217
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods for providing accurate linear and angular positioning with a payload mounted to a beam having freely moveable ends. The payload can be a laser pointer mounted on a firearm, which maintains the initial precise pointing during and after exposure in high G shock and vibration environments. Vertical and lateral adjustment controls can adjust minute changes in beam orientation. Precision adjustments can be performed in a zero G, one G, or high G environment and maintains the adjustment during and after being exposed to a high G shock or vibration environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Orval E. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20150082762
    Abstract: A tree trimming cluster of circular saws form part of an assembly on the hydraulic arm of a tractor and the assembly is adjustable hydraulically to allow the assembly to sweep from side to side, to incline in relation to the ground and to rotate with a wrist like action. In addition the whole assembly can rotate about a horizontal axis on the hydraulic arm giving an extra degree of adjustment. The hydraulic arm extends from a jib located behind the tractor driver and is capable of slewing. A variety of 4 m cuts are available which is useful for firebreak creation and powerline protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Plain Oaks Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Stanley Silcock, Robert Gilbert Howell
  • Patent number: 8985536
    Abstract: A suspending arm comprises a multifunction head provided with a main transversal slide able to receive the engagement of a secondary slide of an electrical appliance, and a main electrical plug coupled with a longitudinal slide arranged so as to move the plug longitudinally between a retracted position in which it is retracted and an advanced position in which it protrudes so that it can be engaged with a secondary electrical plug of the electrical appliance, and thus ensure the mechanical and electrical connection between the multifunction head and the electrical appliance. An equipment for an operating room comprises a suspending arm supporting an electrical appliance comprising a secondary slide and a secondary electrical plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Maquet SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Ravalitera, Adrien Monpou
  • Patent number: 8960632
    Abstract: An adjustable support member for mounting a device including a support arm having a base pivot block and a right link arm connected at a first end to said base pivot block and a left link arm connected at a first end to said base pivot block and spaced from said right link arm, an upper leveler block wherein the right link arm is connected at a second end to the upper leveler block and the left link arm is connected at a second end to the upper leveler block, a gas spring assembly having first and second ends with the first end of the gas spring assembly being pivotally connected to the base pivot block at a gas spring adjustment assembly and the second end of the gas spring assembly having a rod connected to the right link arm and to the left link arm at a position spaced from both the first and second ends of the right link arm and the left link arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mediamounts, Ltd.
    Inventor: Simon Fallows
  • Publication number: 20150048229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (50) for manually unlocking a holding mechanism (10) to which a load can be applied, comprising an operating element (62) which is to be operated manually for unlocking the holding mechanism (10) with an operating force becoming larger as the load increases, a conversion mechanism (64, 90) which includes a force transfer element (72) coupled to the operating element (62), and a trigger (66) coupled to the force transfer element (72), wherein in order to unlock the holding mechanism (10) the trigger is movable by the operating force transferred by the force transfer element (72) to the trigger (66) from a locked position in which the trigger (66) is operatively decoupled from the holding mechanism into an unlocked position in which the trigger (66) is operatively coupled to the holding mechanism in order to unlock said holding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: MAQUET GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Wyslucha, Markus Singer, Reinhard Gantke, Hans-Jorg Hopfengart
  • Patent number: 8956068
    Abstract: The kinematic platform is a spherical-prismatic-spherical kinematic platform providing six degrees of freedom with controlled braking at each joint. The kinematic platform includes a base and an upper platform plate, with the upper platform plate having opposed upper and lower surfaces. The upper surface thereof provides a mounting surface for an external article to which controlled three-dimensional movement is to be imparted. A plurality of linear actuators are further provided, with each linear actuator having opposed upper and lower ends. A plurality of upper and lower spherical joints are provided for pivotally mounting the linear actuators between the upper platform plate and a lower base. Each spherical joint provides selective and controllable braking, allowing for the controlled rotation of each end of each linear actuator with respect to the respective upper platform plate or base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Samir Mekid, Azfar Khalid
  • Patent number: 8944395
    Abstract: A golf car employs a mounting system to attach a display device to the golf car housing such that the display device is movable so as to facilitate viewing of a display screen of the display device by a user whether the user is located inside or outside the golf car. In one embodiment, the mounting system includes a rigid base member, a swivel member and at least one extension member. The swivel member mechanically connects the display device to the rigid base member and facilitates rotation of the display device about a vertical axis in a range of 0 to about 360 degrees relative to an initial position of the display device. The extension member is connected to the rigid base member and facilitates upward and downward movement of the display device distally from at least one point of attachment of the mounting system to the golf car housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Electric Car, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony P. Bonito, Perry H. Pierce
  • 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
  • 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: 8936223
    Abstract: Adjustable bracket apparatus includes connector apparatus for mounting and securing external assemblies on at least one elongated support member, and allows positional adjustment of the secured external assembly along the elongated support member with up to 360 degree rotational positioning of the bracketing assembly about the elongated support member. An adjustable connector and locking assembly is disposed at the end of an arm element embodiment of the adjustable bracketing assembly providing 360 degree rotational positioning of the external assembly about the arm element and translation transverse to the axis of rotation relative to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew H. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20140361134
    Abstract: A suspending arm combined to a screen supporting frame comprises an upper supporting arm; a lower supporting arm; a supporting seat joint having a first adaptor unit and a first pivot unit; the first pivot unit being pivoted to the upper supporting arm and lower supporting arm; a screen joint including a second adaptor unit and a second pivot unit; the second pivot unit being pivoted to the upper supporting arm and lower supporting arm; one end of the connecting block being pivoted into the screen joint; an air pressure; one end of an air pressure bar being pivoted to the lower supporting arm and another end of air pressure bar being pivoted to the connecting block; a fine adjusting unit including a screw and a positioning block; the screw passing through the positioning block and being then screwed to the connecting block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: MIN-LON CHUANG
  • Patent number: 8905365
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage. A mount bracket is movably coupled to the mount carriage and is selectively movable in a plane substantially parallel to the surface. A plurality of device bracket assemblies are coupled to the mount bracket. Each of the device bracket assemblies is selectively movable to translate, pivot and tilt the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Stifal, James D. Walters
  • Publication number: 20140339388
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a mounting structure for mounting a display monitor to a panel. The mounting allows the display monitor to be rotated so that it can be seen from either side of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michael TIRAK, Pedro TULA, Nathaniel OBERLY
  • 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: 8891249
    Abstract: A display mount includes a wall interface that can be attached on a wall and a display interface that can be attached to a flat panel display. The width of the wall interface can be adjusted to accommodate flat panel display of different sizes. The display interface can be positioned on the mounting interface and adjusted to achieve a desired viewing angle of flat panel display. The display mount enables the flat panel display to be self balancing at any point along the tilting travel of the display and avoids contact between the wall and the display when the display is tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nick Stanek, Peter Tribuno
  • Patent number: 8882070
    Abstract: A device and method for securing a bow while hunting is provided. The device generally includes a base, a support arm rotatably mounted to the base, a connecting arm connected to the support arm, and a retaining arm rotatably connected to the connecting arm and mounted for rotation between an open position and a closed position to secure the limb of the bow. The support arm acts as a lever arm wherein the weight of the bow causes the connecting arm to move and the retaining arm to rotate from an open position to a closed position to secure the limb of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ron M. Bean, Pearl K. Bean
  • Patent number: 8882055
    Abstract: A collapsible cable management arm is foldable with a plurality of heat dissipation apertures. The collapsible cable management arm includes a plurality of racks pivotally connected together which gives a zigzag chain structure being retractable. The rack is formed by a primary and a secondary plate. The secondary plate resembles the size and shape of the primary plate. The secondary plate slides into the tray-like primary plate to form the individual rack with hollow compartment there-between. The thickness of the rack arises from a primary positioning portion of the primary plate. The hollow compartment is further divided into connection and cable compartments by at least one pair of primary and secondary partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Echostreams Innovative Solutions
    Inventors: Chin-Hao Yang, Hsiao-Fen Peng, Chang-Feng Chu, Chia-Hung Liu, Mu-Chuan Wang
  • 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: 8870141
    Abstract: An adjustable holding apparatus for an endoscope or other medical device having a proximal end and a distal end, the adjustable holding apparatus having a device for holding an endoscope or other medical device that includes a number of arm segments between the proximal end and the distal end, a number of lockable joints that each connect two of the number of arm segments with one another in jointed fashion, and a compensation device for at least partial compensation of the weight impact of the holding apparatus in a pivoting or sliding of at least one arm segment in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Omid Abri, Josef Reinauer
  • Patent number: 8870140
    Abstract: A device mount for affixing a device to a surface such as a wall. The device mount has a surface bracket, an articulation mechanism, and a device mount plate. In various embodiments, the device mount further includes a tilt assembly. The surface mount bracket includes an upper surface bracket, a lower surface bracket and a vertical support positioned there between and connected to the lower all bracket and the upper surface bracket. The articulation mechanism has an inner articulating arm pivotally connected to the surface mount bracket and an outer articulating arm is rotatably connected to the inner articulating arm such that it maybe disposed substantially within a void of the inner articulating arm. The tilt assembly is connected to the outer articulating arm and pivotally connected to the device mount plate that is adapted to have a device mounted thereto, such that the device mount plate is selectively tiltable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Stemple
  • Patent number: 8864098
    Abstract: A plate carrier for mounting at the upper end of the upper element of a central pole of a plate hoist device includes at least one longitudinal central body formed by two substantially rectangular plates separated by three longitudinal walls forming two central sheaths and two peripheral grooves. Each central sheath accommodates a generally T-shaped transverse arm which includes a longitudinal median branch slidably mounted in a sheath and a transverse tubular part welded to a free end of the median branch. The transverse tubular part extending substantially in a plane of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: m.b.H Developpement
    Inventor: Marc Bottazzi
  • Patent number: 8864099
    Abstract: A plate carrier for mounting at the upper end of the upper element of the central pole of a “plate hoist” device or the like comprises at least one longitudinal central body having two substantially rectangular plates separated by three longitudinal walls forming at least two central sheaths. Each central sheath accommodates a generally T-shaped transverse arm which includes a longitudinal median branch slidably mounted in a sheath and a transverse tubular part welded to the free end of the median branch. The transverse tubular part extends substantially in the plane of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MBH Developpement
    Inventor: Marc Bottazzi
  • Patent number: 8854817
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes an electronic component, a heat dissipation device, a fixing member and a casing contained the electronic component, the heat dissipation device and the fixing member therein. The heat dissipation device thermally contacts the electronic component. The fixing member includes a main body and an engaging portion extending from the main body. The engaging portion fixes the heat dissipation device to the fixing member. Fasteners extend through the casing and engage the main body of the fixing member to secure the fixing member on the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Yao Li, Jui-Wen Hung, Wei-Jen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140246551
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable holder for devices with a simplified design for accommodating devices of various form factors and shapes. The adjustable holder comprises at least a pair of offset, generally parallel arms that are slidable within corresponding openings of a support in order to adjust the arms and fixedly position the arms at varying distances relative to the support. The adjustable holder further comprises a gripping member coupled to a distal end of each of the arms to grip a device at opposing sides of the device. In some embodiments, the arms are adjustable via a two-part ratcheting mechanism. In yet other embodiments, the gripping members are rotatable to accommodate devices of various geometries. The holder can fit onto a stand or structure to hold a device in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: STAND FOR STUFF LLC
    Inventors: Martin A. Springer, Matthew L. Arksey, Jedediah J. McCann, Jake Levine
  • Patent number: 8814117
    Abstract: A storage device including a body defining at least one receiver and at least one clamping member. The clamping member includes a first position for receiving an accessory for storage and a second position to apply force to secure an accessory to the receiver for storage. A handle actuator may actuate movement of the clamping member. The clamping member may translate from the first position to the second position to apply force to secure an accessory for storage. The clamping member may be held in the secure position by a releasable braking lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Protomet Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff S. Bohanan, William M. Reid