Vertical Pivot At Right Angle To Horizontal Pivot Patents (Class 248/278.1)
  • Patent number: 10448533
    Abstract: A holder for detachably fastening a flat, approximately rectangular device such as a tablet computer or a smartphone to a part, in particular to a motor vehicle part, said holder comprising a holding mechanism for detachably mounting the device, and a fastening element that is connected to the holding mechanism to connect the holder to the part; a rotary bearing that can rotate about an axis of rotation is connected to the holding mechanism, and a pivot bearing is connected to the rotary bearing and to the fastening element; the rotary bearing includes a first portion that is connected to the holding mechanism as well as a second portion that is connected to the fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Michael Maisenbacher, Peter Spang, Walter Funk, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: 10429013
    Abstract: A portable worklight has a main body having a lower end, a left side, a right side, a front surface and a rear surface, with a first illumination device provided on the front surface. The worklight also has a left side body hingedly coupled to the left side and having a second illumination device, and a right side body hingedly coupled to the right side and having a third illumination device. A base is pivotably mounted to the lower end of the main body. The worklight can be configured in a deployed position and a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Utec Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Fang
  • Patent number: 10368462
    Abstract: A tablet support includes a backing member and a faceplate connected to the backing member to at least partially define a housing configured to receive a tablet. A bracket is configured to retain the tablet in the housing. The housing includes a first connecting feature and the bracket includes a second connecting feature configured to mate with the first connecting feature. Adjustment of one of the first connecting feature and the second connecting feature determines the relative position of the tablet in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COLEBROOK BOSSON & SAUNDERS (PRODUCTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Jonathan Mills
  • Patent number: 10363180
    Abstract: A support assembly includes a fixable portion and a rotatable portion. The fixable portion is adapted to be fixedly mounted to a wheelchair and includes a shaft having a keyway formed therein that is supported by one or more mounts. The rotatable portion is received on the shaft and is in selective locked engagement therewith. The rotatable portion includes a bracket body with an opening into which the shaft of the fixable portion is received and a key member providing a key. The key member is supported by the bracket body and is movable in linear translation between an engaged position in which the key is engaged with the keyway to lock a rotational orientation of the bracket body relative to the shaft and a disengaged position in which the key is disengaged from the keyway permitting the rotatable portion to rotate relative to the fixable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Adaptive Engineering Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald S. Bucher, Adam Wied, Erik B. Holstad
  • Patent number: 10349739
    Abstract: A universal monitor mount for attaching a monitor post to a surface, the monitor mount including a base cup with an open top, at least one side wall and a closed bottom. The base cup has an interior cavity for receiving the monitor post in use. A bottom of the base cup includes a recess sized and shaped to receive a head of a mounting bolt. At least one desktop mounting component is provided that has a plurality of attachment holes arranged to align with and attach to holes in the base cup for securing the desktop mounting component to the base cup. At least one restraining surface is formed on the base cup or on the mounting component to prevent the mounting bolt from rotating when the bolt is inserted in the recess and the desktop mounting component is attached to the base cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nico Corbo, Dean Wheelan, Artur Harris
  • Patent number: 10352497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stabilizing mount, the stabilizing mount including a cylindrical element and a leveling system adjustably connected to the cylindrical element. The leveling system includes a sleeve adjustably connected to the cylindrical element, wherein the sleeve can be adjusted 360 degrees about the cylindrical element and a first arm adjustably connected to the sleeve, wherein the first arm can be adjusted at least 180 degrees about a connector disposed through the sleeve. The leveling system further includes a mount connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GCO Outdoor Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Yokiel, Joseph Paul Yokiel, II
  • Patent number: 10344911
    Abstract: A tilt mechanism for a display device support apparatus including a base member and a tilt head. The base member includes a bearing portion, a mounting portion, and a fastener recess. The tilt head includes an attachment portion and a sliding portion. The attachment portion is configured to couple the tilt head to a mounting plate, and the sliding portion engages the bearing portion. A friction member engages the tilt head and applies a friction force to the tilt head. A mounting fastener extends through a portion of the base and is connected to the friction member. The mounting fastener has a head that is positioned in the recess. The mounting fastener sets the amount of friction force on the tilt head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COLEBROOK BOSSON SAUNDERS (PRODUCTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Jonathan Mills
  • Patent number: 10306177
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display, a support part which supports the display, and an opposed part which is opposed to at least part of the support part at a side opposite to the display. The electronic apparatus also includes a rotator which includes a first end part and a second end part that is located opposite to the first end part. The rotator is rotatable between a first position where the second end part is positioned between the support part and the opposed part and a second position which is different from the first position. The electronic apparatus also includes a control part which abuts against the rotator that is located in the first position and is capable of stopping rotation of the rotator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA VISUAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takafumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10281080
    Abstract: A mounting system capable of mounting objects to support structures. The mounting system includes a wall mount including a display bracket configured to hold the object, a fixed support bracket coupleable to a vertical support structure, and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly has a low-profile stowed configuration in which the object is held in a raised position close to the support structure. Tilt adjustment mechanisms are used to adjust the tilt of the display bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Kurt William Massey
  • Patent number: 10239387
    Abstract: A sun visor retention system includes a vehicle that has at least one sun visor. The at least one sun visor has a support bar and a panel that is rotatably coupled to the support bar. A retainer is removably coupled to the at least one sun visor. The retainer selectively frictionally engages the support bar. The retainer engages the panel such that the retainer retains the panel at a selected angle of rotation about the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Watts, Eric Penn
  • Patent number: 10214081
    Abstract: A visor can be manually positioned in a number of directions such that it is manually rotatable about an axis of rotation, and wherein that axis of rotation is itself manually pivotable through a range of angles about a pivot member. The visor manually repositionable, and includes a visor blade, a blade holder for securing the visor blade, a visor clip, and a pivot ball for connecting the blade holder and the visor clip. The pivot ball is repositionable throughout a range of angular motion; and the pivot ball has an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Allan N. Abruzzio
  • Patent number: 10197215
    Abstract: A device comprising a single element which includes two integrally connected gimbals for use in satellite communications, wherein the device is characterized in being capable of performing two rotational movements around two axes that are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SATIXFY ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventor: Leon Benvenisti
  • Patent number: 10180208
    Abstract: The various aspects relate to a coupling device (100) for coupling an accessory to a carrying arm (120), such carrying arm and a holding bar (450) to be provided between the carrying arm and one or more coupling devices. The coupling device comprises a coupling module (120) for coupling the accessory to the coupling device, a first connector (112) for providing a releasable connection to the carrying arm, the carrying arm comprising a second connector (114) arranged to be connected to the first connector and a joint for connecting the first connector to the coupling module. The joint comprises a first joint member (110) connected to the coupling module and a second joint member connected to the first connector, the joint members are connected for providing the joint such that the first joint member and the second joint member are swivelable and the first connector is directed under an angle with respect to the joint axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Vlaar Innovations B.V.
    Inventor: Erik Jacobus Vlaar
  • Patent number: 10125913
    Abstract: An articulated adjusting foot including a base plate having a receiving space on the side of the plate remote of the floor and which has the geometry of a partial ball, preferably with dimensions slightly exceeding a hemisphere, further having a threaded rod which has at its one end a partial ball that can be inserted into the receiving space. The partial ball of the threaded rod can be fittingly received in the receiving space. The threaded rod is a conventional screw bolt with hexagon head. The ball, which can be inserted into the receiving space, is formed of two parts, e.g., halves (half-shells), which can be inserted one into the other and which enclose the hexagon head in a torsionally rigid manner. The geometry of the partial balls of the threaded rod exceeds that of the receiving space axially in direction of the threaded shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 10095091
    Abstract: An orbiting camera mount including an anti-rotation arm for connection to a spindle nose of a machine tool. A stationary pulley, having a pulley bore, is fixed to an end portion of the anti-rotation arm. The mount also includes a mounting post for connection to a spindle of the machine tool. The mounting post includes a drive shaft portion extending through the pulley bore. A drive housing is fixed to the drive shaft portion for rotation therewith and an output shaft is supported in the drive housing. A driven pulley is fixed to the output shaft and a drive belt extends between the stationary and driven pulleys, whereby rotation of the mounting post causes the output shaft to orbit around the drive shaft portion. A camera mounting stem is coupled to the output shaft and is oriented at a non-zero angle with respect to the drive shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Larry J. Costa
  • Patent number: 10069290
    Abstract: A method for attaching a cable or wire to a support surface comprising the following steps: selecting a connector body with a bottom surface, a coaxially aligned center void, at least two pairs of transversely aligned holes formed on the side walls of the cylindrical body configured to receive a twist tie extended transversely through the connector body, and a center bore formed on the center void; selecting a desired location on a support surface for attaching the connector body; inserting a connector into the center bore or attaching adhesive tape to the bottom surface of the connector body to attach the connector body to the support surface; selecting at least one twist tie and inserting it into two holes formed the opposite sides of the connector body and across the center void; extending a cable or wire transversely over the connector body, and; twisting the opposite ends of the twist tie together to hold the cable or wire over the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Kurt Vilhelmsen
  • Patent number: 10010177
    Abstract: A support frame of a panel TV set comprises a wallboard (1), an upper main support arm (2), a lower main support arm (3), an auxiliary support arm (4), a small connector (5), a large connector (6), an adjusting handle (7), a connecting piece (8) and elongated bars (9), wherein the auxiliary support arm (4) can rotate relative to the upper main support arm (2) and the lower main support arm (3) by approximately 360-degrees, so as to achieve the design objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Xubo Pei
  • Patent number: 9993071
    Abstract: A support device includes an upright frame and upper and lower constant force springs. The upright frame includes upper and lower members respectively defining upper and lower receiving spaces, and an upright frame body between the upper and lower members and having two first slide grooves communicating with the upper receiving space and two second slide grooves communicating with the lower receiving space. Each of the upper and lower constant force springs includes a coiled portion disposed in a respective one of the upper and lower receiving spaces, and a free end connected to the coiled portion. First and second slide units are slidably mounted on the upright frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 9963072
    Abstract: The present invention essentially is a skid steer rearview mirror for enabling an operator to view substantially a tail swing path of the skid steer. The rearview mirror includes a support arm, a support bracket and a mirror. The support arm is attachable to a side of a skid steer, and offset from the side of the skid steer by a first distance sufficient to allow a movable lifting arm of the skid steer to travel between the support arm and the side of the skid steer. The support bracket is rotatably attachable to a free end of the support arm. The mirror is attachable to the support bracket by way of a universal joint. The support bracket may be an L-shaped bracket with a first bracket section rotatably connected to a free end of the support arm. A second bracket section is substantially parallel with a longitudinal axis of a portion of the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: William Arthur Somerville
  • Patent number: 9958108
    Abstract: In one respect, the invention of the present application is an electric sit-stand workstation comprising a stationary column and a height adjustment assembly including an attached worksurface and at least one display support assembly adapted to support at least one electronic display therefrom, wherein the height of the height adjustment assembly with respect to the stationary column is electrically adjustable. Alternate embodiments of sit-stand workstations and methods of using said workstations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bowman, Michael P. Smith, Peter J. Carrasquillo, Joseph J. Tosolt
  • Patent number: 9802307
    Abstract: An intermediate link for a tool arm assembly is provided. The intermediate link includes first and second connectors that are at least partially rotatable about respective first and second rotation axes. The intermediate link includes first and/or second lock rotation mechanisms that are configured to selectively prevent rotation of the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia A. Aelker, Gavin A. Barnes, Robert O. Brady, Erik A. Holmen, Steven D. MacFarlane, Keith E. Maxwell, Jeffreys R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9772063
    Abstract: This application discloses a stand assembly that includes a receiving element for physically receiving a module, and a base assembly for supporting the receiving element. The receiving element further includes a module holding structure, an extended portion, and a first fastener structure coupled to an end of the extended portion. The base assembly includes a base, and a second fastener structure coupled to the base at a joint and configured to mate with the first fastener structure. The first fastener structure and the joint are configured to respectively provide a first degree of freedom of motion and a second degree of freedom of motion of the receiving element with respect to the base. The movement of the receiving element at the first degree of freedom is unlimited in a first direction of travel associated with the first degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam Scott Kilgore, Adam Duckworth Mittleman
  • Patent number: 9753356
    Abstract: A cradle head includes: a yaw support, wherein one end of the yaw support is rotatable around a yaw axis; a pitching support, which is rotatably connected to the yaw support via a pitching axis, wherein a camera device mounting seat is provided on the pitching support; a first casing attached on the pitching support, wherein a first accommodating space is provided within the first casing, wherein the camera device mounting seat is disposed within the first accommodating space, and wherein a camera hole is provided in the first casing; and a third casing, provided on the yaw support, wherein a third accommodating space is provided within the third casing, the yaw support being disposed within the third accommodating space; wherein the third casing and the first casing form a part of a curved outer surface of the cradle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Zerotech (Shenzhen) Intelligence Robot Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yucheng Liang, Fuhua Ai
  • Patent number: 9752723
    Abstract: A display support device includes a hollow hanging arm having a movable end portion, and a pressure cylinder movably disposed in the hanging arm and including a fixed rod that extends through a cylinder body thereof and that has an open end, and a control pin extending through the open end and having an end surface. A control unit is operable to control the control pin between a locking position, in which the end surface is flush with the open end and the cylinder body is immovable relative to the fixed rod, and an unlocking position, in which the end surface is spaced apart from the open end and the cylinder body is movable relative to the fixed rod. A carrier unit is pivotally connected to the movable end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 9743769
    Abstract: A mount assembly for dynamically positioning a display to a mounting surface. The assembly comprises a base support frame and a pivoting support frame pivotally coupled thereto and defining a pivot angle in between, with the pivoting support frame being transitional between first and second positions, the pivot angle increasing as the pivot support frame transitions from the first position toward the second position. A carriage frame adapted to be engaged with the display, and having a first attachment portion is pivotally and translatably coupled to the base support frame and defines a carriage angle therebetween, and a second attachment portion is pivotally coupled to the pivoting support frame. The carriage frame is transitional relative to the base support frame between stowed and deployed positions, the carriage angle increasing as the carriage transitions from the stowed position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Birendra Prasad, Shrenik Shah
  • Patent number: 9604102
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for enabling an operator to exercise comprising a frame having a body, a base and a top. A load is positioned on the frame for providing a resistive force. A press is positioned on the frame for displacement by the operator. A linkage joins the load with the press for displacing the load upon displacement of the press by the operator. An arm extends between a support end and a user end. A support pivot secures the support end of the arm to the top of the frame for pivoting the arm about the frame. A user interface inputs and outputs data. A user pivot securing the user interface to the user end of the arm for pivoting the user interface about the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Michael G. Lannon
  • Patent number: 9599295
    Abstract: A light fixture has a mount to attach the light fixture to a support structure. A yoke is connected to the mount and is operable to rotate relative to the mount at least 360 degrees about a rotation axis passing through an illumination aperture of the light fixture. A lamp is connected to the yoke and is operable to rotate with the yoke about the rotation axis. A proximal end of a junction box is connected to the yoke and is operable to rotate at least 360 degrees relative to the yoke about the rotation axis, to maintain a rotational orientation of the junction box relative to the mount during rotation of the yoke and lamp. The junction box is operable to pivot relative to the yoke, about a pivot axis perpendicular to the rotation axis and to contact the support structure on a distal free end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: USAI, LLC
    Inventor: Howard D. Delano
  • Patent number: 9562645
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a suspension bracket for a display device, relating to the technical field of a bracket structure. In at least some embodiments, the suspension bracket disclosed is made to solve the problem that the display device has a smaller visual range by being fixed in a fixing manner in the prior art. The suspension bracket comprises a suspension member and a mounting bracket rotatably fixed on the suspension member. The suspension bracket of the present disclosure is configured to hang a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiumin Wu, Jing Li
  • Patent number: 9554864
    Abstract: A system and method for tool exchange during surgery for cooperatively controlled robots comprises a tool holder for receiving a surgical tool adapted to be held by a robot and a surgeon, a tool holding element for constraining downward motion of the tool while allowing low force removal of the surgical tool from the holder, a first sensor for detecting if the surgical tool is docked within the tool holder, and a selector for automatically selecting different movements or actions of the tool holder to be performed based upon information detected by the first sensor. The system and method of the present invention provides an advantage to an often slow moving cooperative robot, by increasing the speed by which the tool holder may move in the direction away from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Russell H. Taylor, Marcin Arkadiusz Balicki, James Tahara Handa
  • Patent number: 9505474
    Abstract: A low-disturbance trolling transducer mount system and method for shallow-water fishing and similar situations presenting a need to navigate through vegetation and obstructions, protecting against obstructions, without disturbing or destroying the fish-inhabited vegetation, without disturbing the water around the vegetation, placing and maintaining the transducer in the proper relation to the vegetation and to the trolling motor to avoid entanglement and turbulence affecting reliability of readings, including prevention of the trolling motor hindering the operation of the transducer, or vice versa, allowing for movement of the transducer around obstructions and heavy vegetation, with a streamlined design and durable construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Michael G. Marodis
  • Patent number: 9476543
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a device, an adjustable swivel mount, and a method are provided. The apparatus includes a bracket (106) and a shaft (108) pivotally coupled therewith. The apparatus also includes a first adjustment knob (143), with rotation of the first adjustment knob causing the shaft to pivot about a first axis (Y). The apparatus further includes a swivel bracket (144) coupled with the shaft, and a first paddle (128) coupled with the swivel bracket. The apparatus further includes a second adjustment knob (136), with rotation of the second adjustment knob causing the first paddle to pivot about a second axis (X). The apparatus also includes a mount (100) coupled to the first paddle and configured to couple to the device. Pivoting the first paddle about the first axis causes the mount to pivot about the first axis, and pivoting the first paddle about the second axis causes the mount to pivot about the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: DETECTOR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dirk Lee Cornelius
  • Patent number: 9434260
    Abstract: A charging cable support arm includes a support member that is fixed to a wall face, a first arm whose proximal end portion is hinged to the support member and that is rotatable within a horizontal plane, and a second arm that is hinged to a distal end of the first arm and that is rotatable within a horizontal plane. The first arm is provided with a first passage hole through which a charging cable is inserted into the first arm, and the second arm 3 is provided with, at a distal end thereof, a fourth passage hole from which the inserted charging cable is pulled out, and by use of the charging cable pulled out of the fourth passage hole, an electric vehicle is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: Kawamura Electric, Inc., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Takahashi, Michihito Ohkado, Makoto Ogawa, Katsutoshi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9382015
    Abstract: A single aisle mount system is disclosed. A single aisle mount system may have a device mount, an articulating base having an articulation guide and a joiner member, and a structural support. The joiner member may retain a device mount in mechanical communication with an articulating base and the articulating base may facilitate positioning of a device mount. An electronic device may be mounted on the device mount. In this manner, a single aisle mount system may facilitate easier use and viewing of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Brian Farnes, Matthew Tschann
  • Patent number: 9350067
    Abstract: Provided is a satellite communication antenna, including a signal transmitting/receiving section for receiving signals from a satellite and transmitting the signals to the satellite; a driving section for rotating the signal transmitting/receiving section so that the signal transmitting/receiving section tracks the satellite; a main post, provided in a longitudinal direction, for supporting the driving section; and a vibration absorption section, provided to a circumference of the main post, for preventing vibrations or impacts from transferring into the signal transmitting/receiving section, thereby to attenuate vibrations or impacts acting on the signal transmitting/receiving section in up and down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLIAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Min-Son Son
  • Patent number: 9261901
    Abstract: A system can include a platform; a turntable coupled to the platform for rotation of the platform about a vertical axis; a support that includes a column, an extension and an arm joint disposed on the extension, where the column extends vertically from the platform and where the extension extends from the column at an angle and positions the arm joint vertically above the platform and toward a perimeter of the platform; a monitor mount that includes an arm joint; a monitor that includes a computing device and a touch screen, the monitor being mountable to the monitor mount; and an arm coupled at a pivot end to the arm joint of the support and coupled at a free end to the arm joint of the monitor mount, which is pivotable about the free end of the arm. Various other apparatuses, assemblies, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 9232836
    Abstract: A shade device has a canopy mounted on a collapsible frame which is supported by a lateral support tube and an upright support tube. The collapsible frame supports the canopy in either up open configuration or a closed configuration, and includes a central support structure. The lateral support tube is attached to the central support structure above the canopy, and extends to approximately over the outer perimeter of the canopy. The upright support tube is attached to the lateral support tube and includes mounting device for mounting the upright support tube in or on the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Zaccaro, Michael J. Zaccaro
  • Patent number: 9228358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-supporting articulated-arm cassette awning, in particular for motor homes or trailers, comprising articulated arms (20) that are pivotable at awning arm joints or shoulder joints (10), and brackets or shoulders (II) for connecting the entire awning (100) to the vehicle by means of fastening elements and for receiving joint pins (I) in an insertable, in particular, slidable manner and for at least limiting the twistability of joint pins (I) of those parts of the awning arm joint or shoulder joint that are fixed to the vehicle. Desirable is a compact, continuously variable twisting arrangement for the joint pin which, at the same time, is capable of absorbing the high torques of the extended awning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DOMETIC WAECO INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Dirk Hornung
  • Patent number: 9132844
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement 10 for mounting a utility 26 to an end 16 of a post 17. The mounting arrangement 10 includes an attachment member 11 for attachment to the post 17 fixed against rotation when attached to the post 17. A rotatable member 12 is connected to the attachment member 11 and is rotatable relative to the attachment member 11 about the axis of the post 17. The rotatable member 12 includes a connection arrangement 13 for connecting a utility 26 to the rotatable member 12, so that the utility 26 can rotate with the rotatable member 12. The rotatable member 12 is rotatable between first and second positions. A cooperating arrangement comprising at least one abutment 35, 37, 38, 42 is provided for cooperation with the rotatable member 12 to facilitate accurate return of the rotatable member 12 from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS RAIL AUTOMATION PTY. LTD
    Inventors: Daniel Wood, Dion Marriott
  • Patent number: 9121547
    Abstract: A linkage supporting device is used for supporting a display on a working surface, including: a base that can be placed on the working surface, and first and second shafts fixed to the base without coinciding with one another; a first bar member having a main bar with two ends pivotally disposed on the first and third shafts, respectively; a second bar member having two ends pivotally disposed on the third and fourth shafts, respectively; a third bar member having two ends pivotally disposed on the fourth and fifth shafts, respectively; a fourth bar member that has a sliding bar slidably received in a receiving space of the main bar and having two ends pivotally disposed on the fifth and sixth shafts, respectively; a fifth bar member having two ends pivotally disposed on the sixth and second shafts, respectively; and a spring member received in the receiving space and having two ends connected to the first and fourth bar members, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Der-Wei Lu, Chung-Cheng Hu
  • Patent number: 9110322
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) module includes a backplane, and the backplane is configured with fixed beams to vertically fix the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Guofu Tang, Yuchun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9055910
    Abstract: The disclosed ultrasonic diagnosis device is provided with an attitude correction mechanism, between a tilt section and a display unit, for eliminating inclination of the display unit caused by drooping down of the end portion of an arm mechanism. The attitude correction mechanism has a shaft member and a bearing, and rotates the display unit about the normal of a display surface thereof. A prong enters a slit, thereby preventing the display unit from rotating more than necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9016648
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting system (1) for mounting an electronic teaching board (2) on a surface, comprising four legs (4A, 4B, 4C, 4D) which are mutually connected such that the position of the electronic teaching board can be adjusted in both horizontal and vertical direction and arresting means for locking the electronic teaching board in the adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Teachyou B.V.
    Inventor: Antonius Theodorus Smeenk
  • Patent number: 9016645
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting assembly has first and second mounting portions. The first mounting portion has an engagement arm with an adjustable end having first engagement teeth disposed about a first axis of rotation. The end portion has an adjustable second portion rotatable about the first axis of rotation, and having second engagement teeth that intermesh with the first engagement teeth to retain the second portion in an adjustable pan-position. The second portion has third engagement teeth disposed about a second axis of rotation angularly offset from the first axis of rotation. A second mounting portion is adjustably attached at an attachment portion to the first mounting portion, and the attachment portion has fourth engagement teeth disposed about the second axis of rotation that intermesh with the third engagement teeth to retain the second mounting portion is a selected tilt position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: QSC Audio Products, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Neil Simpson, Bernard Francis Hawkins, Yasushi Richard Shimabukuro, Jason Delarm, Douglas William Teulie, Alex Aranda
  • Patent number: 9016646
    Abstract: A display supporting apparatus is connected to a display, and includes: a mounting member formed with a through hole extending through inner and outer side surfaces thereof along an axis; a pivoting member having a pivot portion abutting against the outer side surface of the mounting member and aligned with the through hole; a connecting unit including a positioning ring abutting against the inner side surface of the mounting member and aligned with the through hole, and a plurality of connecting members extending through the through hole to interconnect the positioning ring and the pivot portion, such that the mounting member is rotatable relative to the pivoting member about the axis; and a supporting member connected to and supporting the pivoting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 9013866
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for driving a display module to move relative to a host module includes a display module fixing component disposed in the display module, a host module fixing component movably disposed in the host module, and a pivoting component. An end of the pivoting component is pivotally connected to the display module fixing component and another end of the pivoting component is fixed to the host module fixing component. The pivoting component drives the host module fixing component to move as being pivoted by the display module fixing component. The driving mechanism further includes at least one protruding structure disposed on the host module fixing component and capable of moving relative to an inner side of the host module in line contact manner or point contact manner as the pivoting component drives the host module fixing component to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Lee-Hua Yu, Hua-Chung Tseng
  • Patent number: 8985537
    Abstract: A support arm includes a bracket supported by a support, a bracket arranged away from the bracket, a parallel link arranged between the bracket and the bracket and coupled pivotally to the bracket and the bracket, and a self-weight compensation device producing a force that cancels a force of gravity acting on the parallel link. The parallel link has an upper shaft and a lower shaft arranged in parallel to each other with spacing, the spacing being changed with a pivoting movement of the parallel link. The upper shaft and the lower shaft are arranged offset with respect to each other in a direction of an axis on which the parallel link is pivoted. With such a structure, a support arm for which a large movable range is achieved is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Ishii, Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8979055
    Abstract: A tripod head includes a shell, an adjusting member, a supporting member, and a locking member. The shell defines a receiving space and an adjusting opening communicating with the receiving space. The adjusting member includes a spherical adjusting portion and a connecting portion connected to the adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is received in the receiving space, and the connecting portion passes out of the shell through the adjusting opening. The adjusting portion adjusts a position and angle of the connecting portion relative to the shell by rotating in the receiving space. The supporting member supports the adjusting portion in the receiving space. The locking member locks the adjusting portion between the supporting member and the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Chu
  • Publication number: 20150053833
    Abstract: An image sensor mount includes a base, a pannable housing coupled to the base, a tiltable housing coupled to the pannable housing, a pan drive that rotates the pannable housing, a tilt drive that rotates the tiltable housing, and an image sensor mount coupled to the tiltable housing. A pannable housing shell and a tiltable housing shell combine to form an enclosure for one of more of the pan drive and the tilt drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew St. Louis
  • 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: 20150048230
    Abstract: A video arm assembly includes a base attachable to a surface, a knuckle rotatably engaging the base, and an arm connected to the knuckle. A friction clutch is connected to the base. A one-way bearing engages the friction clutch and the knuckle, providing rotation of the knuckle with respect to the base in a first direction only. The friction clutch engages the one-way bearing such that the knuckle rotates with respect to the base in a second direction opposite the first direction, the one-way bearing rotating with the knuckle in the second direction, and the arm rotating with the knuckle in the first and second directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Johnny A. Satterfield