Socket Patents (Class 248/314)
  • Patent number: 10144333
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. The juvenile seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom. The juvenile seat further includes a cupholder coupled to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D Gaudreau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10125775
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor that includes a compression unit adapted to compress refrigerant, an electric motor adapted to drive the compression unit, and a housing that accommodates the compression unit and the electric motor. The housing includes a coupling member. A motor driving circuit is adapted to drive the electric motor. The motor driving circuit includes a circuit board and a capacitor, which is electrically connected to the circuit board. The capacitor includes a side surface and an end surface that faces the coupling member. A resin material is located between the coupling member and the capacitor. The coupling member includes a facing surface that faces the capacitor. The facing surface includes a recess extending away from the capacitor. The recess receives some of the resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya Yano, Akio Fujii, Junichi Takahata
  • Patent number: 10052466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transdermal drug delivering device which solves the problems that in the prior art, because absorptive force of an outer annular cavity caused by negative pressure is weakened, an application disk is prone to falling off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Sinohanfang Pharmaceutical Sci. & Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Meilin Wang
  • Patent number: 9908171
    Abstract: A press machine includes at least one actuator and at least one linkage to open and close a ram. Another aspect employs a sheet metal-working punch mounted to the ram. A fluid-powered piston drives a carriage coupled to a linkage in another aspect of the present machine. In still another aspect, at least a majority of an actuator is located externally to an outside surface of a stationary structure within which a ram is located. Yet a further aspect both opens and closes a ram with a unidirection movement of an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BTM Company LLC
    Inventor: William M. Faitel
  • Patent number: 9452025
    Abstract: A medical instrument holder and method of holding a medical instrument is provided. The medical instrument holder includes a first substantially planar structure having at least a first aperture positioned therein. A second substantially planar structure is positioned approximately parallel to the first substantially planar structure. The second substantially planar structure has at least a second aperture positioned therein, wherein the second aperture is flexible. At least one holding structure is connected between the first substantially planar structure and the second substantially planar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Kraig H. Allen, Gary T. Dane
  • Patent number: 9360155
    Abstract: A microphone is mounted to apparatus in order to receive sound from a sound source. The apparatus has a microphone clamp to secure different microphones to a variety of musical instruments and other sound sources and may be used to directly mount a microphone to a variety of clamping surfaces. The mounting apparatus incorporates a dual jaw design to allow for easy, fast, and secure mounting to the clamping surface. The apparatus supports a quick release mechanism for easy and fast engagement and disengagement of the dual jaws, consequently reducing time needed to securely clamp and remove the mounting apparatus with the clamping surface. The release mechanism may include a dowel release having a hole through which the jaw stud is situated. The hole has two curved surfaces so that one of jaws may be moved without turning the jaw stud when the dowel release is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Caleb Halverson, Walter Timothy Harwood, Paul Mark Jacobs, Martin K. Reiling, John P. Devlin, Gabor Zanoni
  • Patent number: 9099429
    Abstract: There is provided a heat sink including: a heat radiation plate having a heating element fixed to one surface thereof; a plurality of heat radiation fins formed on the other surface of the heat radiation plate to radiate heat generated in the heating element; a flange part provided on a heat radiation fin positioned in an outermost position among the plurality of heat radiation fins; and a fixing member inserted into the flange part to fix the heat sink to a printed circuit board, wherein the flange part is compressed in a predetermined position thereof, such that the fixing member and the flange part are coupled and fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joo Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 9089226
    Abstract: A support device includes a base member having a first side adapted to face a flat surface and a second side opposite to the first side, and a cover member adapted to cover at least partially the base member. The base member is adapted to be attached to the flat surface by a fastening system. The fastening system includes a first surface adapted for the application of a stretch releasable adhesive strip on the first side of the base member. The base member has a through opening extending through the base member from the second side to the first side. The through opening is arranged adjacent to the first surface and is adapted for pulling the stretch releasable adhesive strip at least partially therethrough. The cover member in a first position covers the through opening and in a second position exposes the through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Robert Kling
  • Publication number: 20150144047
    Abstract: The fender assembly has a fender holder. The fender holder includes a base, to be attached to a berthing structure at a position proximate an edge of the berthing structure, and a fender engaging formation attached to said base. The fender assembly further includes a fender body. The fender engaging formation is adapted to hold the fender body such that said fender body extends outwardly from the fender holder so as to overlaps the edge of the berthing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: ADAM AYASH
  • Publication number: 20150146391
    Abstract: A support block for securing a notched printed circuit board includes a first rib, a second rib, and a connector element. The second rib is opposite to and substantially parallel to the first rib. The connector element is positioned between, and substantially perpendicular to, the first rib and the second rib. When the connector element is insertable into a notch of a notched printed circuit board, the first rib and the second rib secures the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: KUAN-CHIH TSENG
  • Publication number: 20150102193
    Abstract: A magnet fixing structure includes a bottom wall, stopping units, a top wall and an elastic arm. The stopping units are connected to the bottom wall. The top wall is connected to the stopping units. A containing space is formed between the bottom and top walls. The elastic arm disposed on the bottom wall has a protrusion. A passage connected to the containing space is formed between the elastic arm and one stopping unit. When a magnet resists elastic force of the elastic arm to pass the passage along a first axis and partially move into the containing space, parts of the stopping units stop the magnet moving along a second axis, the bottom wall and the top wall stop the magnet moving along a third axis, and the protrusion stops the magnet moving along the first axis. Besides, an electronic device having the magnet fixing structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kai-Hsiang Yang, Che-Wen Liu, Yu-Ju Liu
  • Patent number: 8944390
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is configured in particular for the connection of armrests to cosmetic tables or cosmetic chairs. The mechanism includes a base element (1). The base element (1) has a fastening section (1a) for fastening to a piece of furniture, in particular a piece of furniture for sitting or reclining. The base element also has a fastening element (2) configured for attachment to a part to be connected to the piece of furniture, in particular an armrest. The fastening element (2) is configured for a detachable connection to the fastening section (1a). The fastening section (1a) has a receiving device (1b) for receiving a region (2b) of the fastening element (2). A securing device (3) is provided that engages in the receiving device (1b) in the region (2b) of the fastening element (2) when said fastening element is received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soleni Classic GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Deerberg, Tom Orlitz
  • Publication number: 20150014499
    Abstract: The purpose of the Holster Rest is to provide a secure mounting location for a holster and hand gun when the holster is not attached to a belt or clothing. The design and function allows the user to easily install and remove and relocate quickly to another location. The Holster Rest was designed to be lightweight, strong and portable The Injection Mold process for manufacture will use a plastic composite material which gives it strength and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Frank M. Mantua
  • Patent number: 8864097
    Abstract: An anti-theft structure for a socket display hanger contains a socket display hanger and a fitting seat extending outwardly from a bottom end of the socket display hanger. The fitting seat has two flexible retaining pieces fixed on two sides thereof, two locking projections mounted on two outer walls of the two flexible retaining pieces, an engaging rack defined between the two flexible retaining pieces, two flexible abutting extensions extending outwardly from two sides of the engaging rack, a connecting segment extending upwardly from a top end of the engaging rack and coupling with the socket display hanger, and an arcuate hollow space defined on two sides of the connecting segment and the fitting seat. The fitting seat of the socket display hanger is connected with a square hole of a wrench socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Hung Wang
  • Publication number: 20140305256
    Abstract: A mounting assembly and method for attaching a vehicle pedal assembly to a vehicle floor. A main bracket is provided wherein the main bracket having an upper surface, the main bracket is mounted to a vehicle floor. An aperture provided through the upper surface of the main bracket. A first insert mounted within the insert, the first insert configured to securely connect to the aperture of the main bracket. A second insert mounted to a bottom surface of a pedal housing, the second insert mounted within the first insert to securely connect the main bracket to the pedal housing. The first insert and the second insert rotated into a secured position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: KSR IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Shaun Fuller
  • Publication number: 20140263893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ball holder designed to hold and display a single ball. The holder has a configuration of an arm/spine/arm, whereby each of the two arms have cut outs and project from the rear spine. This configuration enables the ball holder to hold a ball in the cut outs in a manner in which the arms of the ball holder exert pressure on the ball and the ball exerts pressure on the arms. The holder may be mounted on a vertical surface or set upright on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Francis Loomis
  • Publication number: 20140201976
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a tool caddy is removably mountable to a fixed portion of an automobile lift. The tool caddy is generally rigid, having a conical section and a cantilevered section. A U-shaped mounting bracket is adapted to be placed atop and/or around any fixed rectangular/square section of the lift. The conical section is shaped to accommodate an impact gun or other similarly sized and/or shaped tool. The cantilevered section has several portals disposed in a surface thereof for holding smaller tools. The tool caddy will secure in place, when it is A) wedged at least partially through the triangular opening of a truss, B) rested atop a rectangular portion of a beam of a truss, or C) slid along a beam until the top plate of the mounting bracket is wedged into a portion of the truss where the triangular section meets the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Erlenbach
  • Publication number: 20140183315
    Abstract: A magnet holder (10) for use in an analogous or digital throttle position sensor for sensing the angle of a butterfly valve in a fuel supply unit of an internal combustion engine, said magnet holder (10) including a throttle lever member (11) adapted to be fixed to a shaft of the butterfly valve and carrying at least one magnet (17). A recess (12) for the magnet (17), or for each magnets if more than one magnet is used, is provided in the throttle lever member (11), the magnet (17) is located in said recess (12), or the magnets are located in said recesses if more than one magnet is used, and throttle lever member material (18) located around an entrance to the recess (12) or entrances to the recesses is staked over the magnet (17) or magnets, respectively, to cover each magnet (17) sufficiently to retain it in its associated recess (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Lindström
  • Patent number: 8757572
    Abstract: An apparatus for adapting a cup holder to securely hold a variety of objects that may be of different configurations, sizes and shapes. The apparatus comprises a lower portion with extending members for positioning the base of the apparatus within the opening of a cup holder or other open space. An upper portion is adapted to securely hold objects including but not limited to stemware such as wine glasses, an ash tray, coffee mugs, other oversized or small beverage containers, a portable lamp, a portable music player such as an iPod or other MP3 player, a portable computing device including but not limited to an iPhone or other smart phone, an iPad or other tablet computer, a laptop computer, a Kindle or other electronic reader, as well as any other item which a user would like to hold securely and usually within arm's reach of a seating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Judd E. Starr, Joseph L Gauntt, Robert Lee Biddlecome
  • Publication number: 20140158849
    Abstract: An article holding device for holding a navigation system or similar device. The article holding device includes at least one article holding element, which is intended to hold at least one article in at least one position. In at least one embodiment, the article holding element has a multiplicity of micro holding elements which are configured to generate at least one holding force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Anton Paweletz
  • Publication number: 20140134874
    Abstract: A cradle locks a mobile unit (MU) therein with a single insertion process. The cradle includes a cup shaped to receive a first portion of the MU. The cradle includes a backing portion including a first end coupled to the cup portion. The cradle includes a hoop portion movably coupled to a second end of the backing portion for movement between a securing position and a receiving position, the hoop being biased toward the securing position. The cradle includes a latch releasably securing the hoop portion in the receiving position. The cradle includes a plunger extending out of the backing portion in a first direction so that, when engaged by the MU, the plunger is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction moving the latch to release the hoop portion so that the hoop portion moves under its bias into the securing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Palmer, Michael Astanovsky, Ariel Rotman
  • Publication number: 20140117185
    Abstract: A sensor mounting apparatus includes a base, a first installation arm, and a second installation arm. The first installation arm and the second installation arm extend from the base. The first installation arm defines a first installation slot. The second installation arm defines a second installation slot. Each of the first installation slot and the second installation slot configured for receiving two sensors. Central axis of the first installation slot and the second installation slot is arranged in a line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: CHIH-KUN SHIH, WAN-CHENG LUO, XIAO-MAO XIE, WEI XU, KAI-HUA WU, YONG-GUI PAN
  • Publication number: 20140110549
    Abstract: A protective sheath working with a fixer for handheld, portable, mobile devices has a positioning frame that is to be mounted onto an external fixer. The positioning frame has an enclosure using its inner wall to hold an external mobile device in position. The enclosure includes a first connecting portion that is detachable and configured to engage with the fixer. The fixer serves to hang the positioning frame over an external article so as to suspend the mobile device. Thereby, the mobile device can be easily and quickly mounted on or dismounted from any nearby handrail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chau-Lun CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140090209
    Abstract: In a holder system for supporting a mobile device therein, the system includes a base cavity adapted to hold the mobile device, which is removable therefrom, the base cavity having a plurality of slots adapted to receive terminals therein. The plurality of slots is further comprised of a first slot pattern of three slots at an upper end of the base cavity, and a second slot pattern of at least two slots below a midpoint of the base cavity's length. The system includes at least one external article adapted to be coupled to the base cavity via one of the terminals engaged in one of the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20130344731
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a powered utility rail, and, in particular, a powered utility rail for installation on furniture to provide electrical connectivity for portable electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas D. Shapiro, Michael S. Wagner, Bradley M. DeBruyne, Gary W. Petertyl, Adam P. Meeuwsen
  • Publication number: 20130320052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ski transport device (1) for transporting skis, having at least one ski holder (10) for accommodating a ski end (901) of a single ski (90) or of a pair of skis (90). Each ski (90) is oriented in the ski holder (10) approximately vertically in the ski longitudinal direction (R). The ski holder (10) has two retaining walls (101) which converge downwardly and together form an acute angle ?. The ski holder (10) has a fixation element (20) situated at or above upper ends (1010) of the retaining walls (101), having fixation points (201) for engaging at various cross-sectional points (902) of the ski (90) or the pair of skis (90).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Gubler
  • Patent number: 8579245
    Abstract: A hanger, for supporting a retail item from a separate support structure, includes a support interface portion, a transverse section, an intermediate section, and a base section. The support interface portion is configured to selectively receive the separate support structure. The transverse section extends from the support interface portion and defines a bottom edge of the transverse section. The intermediate section extends from the transverse section. The base section extends downwardly from the intermediate section. The base section defines two side edges tapered toward one another such that a width of the base section gradually decreases as the base section extends away from the intermediate section. The base section is configured to partially deflect to slide through an elongated opening of the retail item such that during use the intermediate section and the base section are positioned on opposite sides of the elongated opening and the intermediate section extends through the elongated opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Foltz, Jacob Streich
  • Publication number: 20130292532
    Abstract: An adaptor device for the hanging storage of a lawn trimmer attachment. The adaptor having a lower portion with a first end, an upper portion with a second end, and includes a central axis extending from the first end to the second end. An opening is formed within the lower portion of the adaptor at first end and configured for receiving a lawn trimmer attachment therein. A cutout is formed within the lower portion of the adaptor. The cutout extends from the first end and in the direction of the second end. The cutout also extends in a second direction. The second direction having a component from the second end to the first end along the central axis of the adaptor. The cutout then terminating within the hole and thus forming a J shaped cutout. The upper portion of the adaptor including an opening for hanging the adaptor and lawn trimmer attachment from a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Mikes
  • Patent number: 8573548
    Abstract: Merchandising support system of the type having a holding member adapted for engagement of a cantilevered accessory arm thereto. The holder is adapted for mounting on a surface of a display panel or the like and comprises a mounting platform with a throat extending therethrough. The accessory arm is supported in the throat in cantilevered fashion and includes a first magnetic material that engages a second magnetic material with the latter disposed in the throat proximate to a rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Kuhn, Randy A. Breyer, Mary Elizabeth Shea
  • Patent number: 8550410
    Abstract: A novel bracket assembly enables secure retrofit mounting and positioning of a mobile electronic device (MED) such as smart phone, portable GPS navigation appliance, iPod/MP3 player, or satellite radio to an ideal, driver-convenient locale. The vehicle-specific bracket system design provides for easy driver-line-of-sight device-interaction without causing interference with vehicle operation, windshield visibility, ventilation, or switch controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: William A Fraser
  • Publication number: 20130250537
    Abstract: A latching apparatus for a memory card includes a socket and a pair of latching members assembled on opposite ends of the socket. A cutout is defined in each end of the memory card. Each latching member includes a main body, two pivoting portions extending from opposite ends of the main body for pivotably attaching the latch member to one end of the socket, and a C-shaped locking portion extending down from a middle portion of the main body. The insertion of the memory card in the socket causes the bottom edge of the memory card to engage with distal ends of the locking portions and so rotate the latch member, until the main bodies of the latching members engage in the cutouts of the memory card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: AI-LING HE, JUN-HUI WANG
  • Publication number: 20130221172
    Abstract: Hanging or suspending apparatus and methods of use. The apparatus can include a strip having at least one mounting depression penetrating a mounting portion of the strip. In one embodiment, the mounting depression accommodates a hanger end or hook. Some embodiments include a strip body section with a series of hanger end mounting depressions on one or more upper surfaces of the body section. Adhesive or mounting tape may be mounted or secured to one or more surfaces of the strip body section. Some embodiments may be mounted adjacent the top edge of a door frame, wall section, or other structure. The hanging apparatus may be used to hang a variety of items, and in a particular application to hang clothing or other hangars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Owen, Steven Caliger
  • Publication number: 20130168519
    Abstract: A supporting device to a display apparatus having an improved configuration to maximize utilization of a space between the display apparatus and a wall is disclosed. The supporting device to the display apparatus includes a plurality of support protrusions coupled to a rear surface of the display apparatus, a plurality of first support panels fixed to the wall, and a plurality of second support panels rotatably coupled to the first support panels, respectively, each second support panel having a receiving region by which a corresponding one of the plurality of support protrusions is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Sung IN, Yong Jin KIM
  • Patent number: 8474772
    Abstract: A cup holder is deployed from a recess in a substantially vertical panel behind a substantially planar fold-down door which is pivotable adjacent to a bottom edge. A substantially planar tray member is slidably mounted to a guide frame to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position at respective distances from the inside surface of the fold-down door. A telescoping holder unit with substantially cylindrical sleeve elements slides from a collapsed state to an expanded state in response to movement of the tray member. A top rim of the holder unit is fixed with respect to a cylindrical sleeve element having a largest diameter and is coupled to the tray member. A bottom plate of the holder unit is coupled to the fold-down door. The holder unit accommodates various beverage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John L. Miklas
  • Publication number: 20130092809
    Abstract: A displayable tool receiving device includes a hanger body having a hanger hole. The hanger body further includes a rectilinear first coupling portion and a plurality of spaced first positioning portions. The displayable tool receiving device further includes a plurality of tool receiving boxes each including a rear side having a rectilinear second coupling portion. The rear side of each tool receiving box further includes a second positioning portion. At least one of the tool receiving boxes is optionally mounted to the hanger body. The second coupling portion of each of the at least one of the plurality of tool receiving boxes is engaged with the first coupling portion of the hanger body. The second positioning portion of each of the at least one of the tool receiving boxes is engaged with one of the first positioning portions of the hanger body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Publication number: 20130082155
    Abstract: A baseball bat support device includes a main body having a bat receiving pocket formed therein for removably receiving a portion of a baseball bat, a spacer affixed to the main body, and an attachment clip disposed on the spacer. The baseball bat support device is removably attachable to a chain-link fence. The spacer is wedge-shaped and is receivable within an open area of the chain-link fence. The attachment clip includes a notch foamed in its periphery which engages a wire twist link of the chain-link fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Robert McCormack
  • Patent number: 8376303
    Abstract: A support includes a base, an upper cover connected to the base, a support plate, and a base. The upper cover includes a recess for receiving a bottom of an electronic device, and two openings defined in a bottom of the recess at two opposite ends of the recess for movably receiving pressing members. A pair of pressing members are respectively moveably received in the two openings. Each of the pair of pressing members includes a protruding post rotatably connected to the base. Two elastic members arrange in the base to respectively apply a recoiling, spring force to the pressing members when compressing and releasing. When urged by an electronic device, the pressing members deflect downward to form a first receiving space; and when the electronic device is removed, the pressing members are recoiled by the elastic members and forms a second receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Gang Yang, Hui Yuan, Ping Yu
  • Patent number: 8366341
    Abstract: A mounting clip and structures to support the mounting clips. A clip may narrow in width and thickness to facilitate firmer mounting and to facilitate ease of clipping into a mating receiver. The clip may have different sections along its outer rail of different thicknesses and different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Daymen US, Inc.
    Inventor: Joeben Bevirt
  • Patent number: 8360380
    Abstract: A cup holder for holding and retaining a cup includes a container integrally formed of a resin material as one structure with flexibility. The container includes a bottom portion, a cup retaining portion defined as a sidewall upstanding from the bottom portion, and at least one flexible protruding portion formed in the sidewall where the bottom portion does not contact. The flexible protruding portion is thinner in thickness than other portion of the side wall and protrudes towards an inside direction of the cup retaining portion. A rib is formed on an outside surface of the container to extend from the other portion of the side wall formed thicker than the protruding portion to a center of the protruding portion. An urging device is formed for pressing the protruding portion towards an inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Soma, Tsuyoshi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20130019794
    Abstract: A universal holder that can hold anything that has a pole-like or rod-like insert base. It is extremely strong with respect to sideways pulls and is highly resistant to corrosion. An upper pipe section made typically made from PVC pipe has an upper end open and a lower end closed. The lower end can be fitted with a threaded nut. A stainless steel pipe or rod, which is highly corrosion resistant can have an upper end threaded to mate into the threaded nut. The pipe or rod can receive a point or a pointed spike at its bottom end for insertion into soil or sand. This point or spike can be aluminum. Alternatively, a solid stainless steel rod can tapered on the lower end into a point. The universal holder of the present invention can be used to hold fishing poles, flag poles, flower pots, lanterns and numerous other items. It can also be paired with a second similar holder to hold a clothesline or the like. Various different accessories can be used with the universal holder to hold numerous diverse items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Terrell Neal
  • Publication number: 20130009028
    Abstract: A bracket includes a bracket main body and a reinforce piece attached to the bracket main body. The bracket main body includes a base panel, a pair of side panels extending from opposite sides of the base panel, and a top panel connected to and located between the pair of side panels. The top panel includes a first plate extending substantially perpendicularly from an upper edge of a first side panel of the pair of side panels and a second plate extending substantially perpendicularly from an upper edge of a second side panel of the pair of side panels. The first plate and the second plate partially overlap with each other and fix to each other. The reinforce piece includes a first end secured to and located between the first plate and the second plate and a second end secured to an upper surface of the base panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YU-CHEN TING
  • Patent number: 8308119
    Abstract: A retail product assembly includes a retail product, a bracket coupled thereto and defining an opening between the retail product and the bracket, and a hanger. The hanger includes a hanging portion configured to receive a support structure, a cross bar, a drop portion, and a tapered portion. The cross bar extends from the hanging portion and is wider than the bracket. At least a portion of the cross bar extends below the topmost sidewall of the retail product. The drop portion extends through the opening. The tapered portion extends away from the drop portion and is configured to slide through the opening to position a top edge of the tapered portion opposite the cross bar relative to the opening. The top edge of the tapered portion interacts with the bracket to support the retail product via the bracket when the hanger is hung from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Foltz, Jacob Streich
  • Publication number: 20120255189
    Abstract: A fixing member comprises a threaded end, one end face of which contains a recess capable of housing a tip, complementary in shape, said recess comprising a peripheral edge in the form of a multilobed continuous curved line. The cross-section of each lobe L is defined by a continuous series of three arcs of a circle, i.e. a first convex arc of a circle with a first radius (R1), on either side of which a second concave arc of a circle with a second radius (R2) are positioned. Each lobe is connected to the adjacent lobe via a third convex arc of a circle with a third radius (R3, R3u) larger than the first radius (R1). The invention also relates to a male element with a raised shape complementing that of the recess, in addition to a handling tool and a testing gauge comprising such a male element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Arnaud GAILLARD
  • Publication number: 20120255977
    Abstract: A holder for a handheld electronic device, the holder including a container defining a space for receiving the handheld electronic device and an inner surface facing inwardly towards the space. At least a portion of the inner surface includes an infrared-neutral material or coating operative for interacting with infrared light emitted from the handheld electronic device and received by the infrared-neutral material. The interaction is such that, while the handheld electronic device is being received by the container, any reflected infrared signal effected by the interaction is inoperative for effecting activation of a functionality of the handheld electronic device when the reflected infrared signal is sensed by the handheld electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Kasra Youssefi-Shams, Michael Xingyi Yu, Felipe Oliveira Simoes
  • Publication number: 20120248146
    Abstract: A support unit for supporting a drain tap in a flexible bag located in a bag-in-box (BIB) liquid dispenser includes a substantially planar plate with a least one surface adapted to abut the outer surface of the box. The support unit has a slit to receive the drain tap when lead through the wall of the box and form a supporting collar around the drain tap where the plate area next to the slit tapers towards the opening of the slit, forming two tapering areas on each side of the slit. The support unit may further include an area that is convex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jørgen Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20120248275
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bracket configuration for retaining a washer within a washer case which has an opening for inserting the bracket therethrough so that the washer case is mounted to the bracket from above the washer. The bracket configuration specifically includes a hole configured to dispose the washer thereon and insert a bolt therethrough, and a rib formed along an edge of the opening so as to prevent or protect the washer from deviation or disconnection via a clearance gap created between the opening and the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shutoh Soh, Fumiyoshi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8276855
    Abstract: A soldering iron stand comprises a stand base, and a soldering iron holder provided on an upper portion of the stand base and formed to have a curved surface for receiving thereon a soldering iron to be held by the stand base. The soldering iron holder has a plurality of recesses formed therein and arranged in a circumferential direction of the curved surface. Each of the recesses is provided with a heat-resistant elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Teraoka
  • Patent number: 8251343
    Abstract: A device for holding and displaying hand tools, especially for exhibiting such products in a retail establishment. The hanger consists of a bracket having a slot for hanging the device on a hook, peg, etc. The bracket is connected to a connecting member that has a tool holder. The bracket can be disconnected from the tool holder by a snap fastener which also allows the bracket to be pivoted downwardly behind the connecting member for compact storage and shipping. The snap fastener also allows for different types and sizes of tool holders to be connected to the bracket, depending upon the tool being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Meridian International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120181403
    Abstract: A hanging device includes a holding set including a loop to hold an object and a fastening structure extending outward from one side of the loop. A supporting assembly includes at least one post, one end of which is axially coupled with the holding set by using at least one axial positioning structure, wherein the axial positioning structure is used to adjust and position the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tsung-Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 8215601
    Abstract: A beverage container receptacle adapted for installation relative to fixed first and second structures. The receptacle includes a container-holding first part having a container rest and a periphery that defines a void in which is received a portion of the fixed first structure that extends along a first axis. The periphery at least partially surrounds the first axis, and the receptacle is supported by the first structure when it is installed relative thereto. The receptacle also includes a receptacle-retaining second part slidably positioned relative to the first part. The second part is adapted for movement relative to the first structure received in the void and toward engagement with the second structure. The receptacle is adapted for being supported against angular movement in at least one direction about the first axis through the engagement of the second part with the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Third Hand Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin W. Downs