Adjustable Patents (Class 248/323)
  • Patent number: 10285772
    Abstract: A carrier arm joint device for a carrier arm of a stand device for arranging in the operating room and for displacing a medical device held on the carrier arm is configured for setting a payload corresponding to a weight of the medical device to be taken up by the carrier arm. The device includes at least one pivot axis for mounting at least one strut of the carrier arm, respectively; and a support axis for supporting a lever configured to transmit forces holding the carrier arm between the strut and the carrier arm joint device A distance between the axes is adjustable within an adjustment range in order to set the payload; the size and/or the extent of the adjustment range is independent of the position of the pivot axis. It is possible to maximize the adjustment range and therefore the payload spectrum in a comparatively compact and structurally rigid joint. A carrier system and a stand device can include at least one such carrier arm joint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ondal Medical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Joachim Barton, Annika Euler
  • Patent number: 10253806
    Abstract: A rotatable connection for a mount device for placement in an operating room includes an adjustable stopping mechanism that can be disposed between a first connection component and a second connection component that is mounted rotatably relative to the first connection component about an axis of rotation. The adjustable stopping mechanism may be adapted to establish at least two different relative rotational angles of the connection components relative to one another or at least two different rotation ranges. The adjustable stopping mechanism includes a rotation lock that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the first connection component and a coupling part that can be disposed non-rotatingly at the second connection component and that has a form-locking contour for establishing individual rotational angle positions, and may include a stopping device with an integral stop. The stopping device may be non-rotatingly positionable. A support system or mount device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ONDAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Ronny Bauditz, Andreas Göbel, Annika Euler
  • Patent number: 10236713
    Abstract: A monitor housing apparatus comprises an opening and closing mechanism, a drive motor, a power supply, a backup capacitor, a contact switch, and a controller. The opening and closing mechanism turns a monitor around a rotation shaft. The power supply supplies electrical power to the drive motor. The backup capacitor supplies power to the drive motor in the event that the supply of power from the power supply to the drive motor is shut off. The controller applies voltage to the backup capacitor when the contact switch detects that the monitor is in its deployed state, and halts the application of voltage from the power supply to the backup capacitor when the contact switch detects that the monitor is in its stowed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kou Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10098287
    Abstract: A system for storing and cultivating plants and enhancing usable area or space is provided. One or more racks are provided for housing plants, such as potted plants, in arrays extending in at least a vertical direction. Lighting is provided to provide ultraviolet and infrared radiation in the system. At least one rack is selectively moveable with respect to at least one lighting element, such that proximity between plants and at least one lighting element may be selectively varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: RACKREIT, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Heidl, Jim Muth
  • Patent number: 9984599
    Abstract: A ceiling clip for mounting a sign or display includes a spool portion on which is wound a cord that is selectively unwound to a desired length and attached in a line clip for suspending the sign or display from the cord. The ceiling clip includes first and second flanges wherein the second flange is shaped to fit into a channel. The second flange is tapered for insertion into the channel and is of a width to frictionally engage the channel. Multiple ceiling clips may be inserted into the channel. The channel has magnets, hooks, interlocking cleats, or other mounting means that engage a mounting location to mount the channel, ceiling clips, and the sign or display at the mounting location with a single mounting motion. The channel may be mounted or unmounted using a gripper on a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. White
  • Patent number: 9691304
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging and manipulating items that are suspended from a ceiling or wall. The apparatus includes hanging structures to suspend items from a wall or ceiling, a remotely controlled motorized take up reel system to raise and lower the items by way of suspension lines so the items can either be positioned, replaced, repaired or displayed, and a leveling system. The system can be safely operated without a person having to move a ladder in place and go up the ladder to work with the suspension item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Earl Votolato
  • Patent number: 9689541
    Abstract: A hanger bar assembly for a recessed luminaire is disclosed. The hanger bar assembly includes a first hanger bar member having a first attachment structure disposed on an end thereof, and a second hanger bar member having a second attachment structure disposed on an end thereof, the second hanger bar member being adjacent to the first hanger bar member. The first and the second attachment structures each include a first wall having a first fastener aperture and a second wall having a second fastener aperture, the first and second fastener apertures being formed about a common central longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Grzegorz Wronski
  • Patent number: 9611597
    Abstract: The invention includes an access structure integration assembly and an integrated system using the assembly. An access structure integrated assembly includes at least one channeled structure and at least one joist socket slidingly engaged with the channeled structure. The channeled structure is configured to secure to a base structure, such as a suspended work platform system, and the joist socket is configured to secure to a second structure, such as a supported work platform system. An integrated system includes a base structure, a second structure and at least two integration assemblies, each assembly including a channeled structure secured to the base structure and a joist socket secured to the second structure and slidingly engaged with the channeled structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Safway Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Grumberg, Roy Scrafford, Frederick W. Meade
  • Patent number: 9554078
    Abstract: The application discloses a television base, comprising a supporting base fixedly connected with a television display screen and at least three supporting rods; the supporting base comprises rotating connection portions, the supporting rods are rotationally connected with the rotating connection portions, a surface of the supporting base provided with the rotating connection portions is located in a first plane, and the first plane is perpendicular to a plane where the television display screen is located; all the supporting rods relatively rotate around the supporting base in the first plane, when the supporting rods rotate to be opened, the supporting rods are positioned in the first plane to support a television shell; and when the supporting rods rotate to be folded, the supporting rods are positioned in the first plane and are perpendicular to the plane where the television displays screen is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Guofeng Fu
  • Patent number: 9503639
    Abstract: A vehicle collects oblique imagery along a nominal heading using rotated camera-groups with optional distortion correcting electronic image sensors that align projected pixel columns or rows with a pre-determined direction on the ground, thereby improving collection quality, efficiency, and/or cost. In a first aspect, the camera-groups are rotated diagonal to the nominal heading. In a second aspect, the distortion correcting electronic image sensors align projected pixel columns or rows with a pre determined direction on the ground. In a third aspect, the distortion correcting electronic image sensors are rotated around the optical axis of the camera. In a fourth aspect, cameras collect images in strips and the strips from different cameras overlap, providing large-baseline, small-time difference stereopsis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Tolo, Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Richard Tyrone McClatchie, David Levy Kanter
  • Patent number: 9435412
    Abstract: An adjusting device having first and second extendable members includes a synchronizing mechanism for making adjustments of the first and second extendable members. Each of the first and second extendable members defines an extension axis and includes an extendable portion adjustable along the extension axis to an extended length. The synchronizing mechanism is connected to the first and second extendable members and is operable to simultaneously adjust an extended length of the first and second extendable portions such that the extended length of the first extendable portion and the extended length of the second extendable portion are substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Wilson
  • Patent number: 9179064
    Abstract: A vehicle collects oblique imagery along an intercardinal nominal heading using rotated camera-groups with distortion correcting electronic image sensors that align projected pixel columns or rows with a pre-determined direction on the ground, thereby improving collection quality, efficiency, and/or cost. In a first aspect, the camera-groups are rotated diagonal to the nominal heading. In a second aspect, the distortion correcting electronic image sensors align projected pixel columns or rows with a pre-determined direction on the ground. In a third aspect, the distortion correcting electronic image sensors are rotated around the optical axis of the camera. In a fourth aspect, cameras collect images in strips and the strips from different cameras overlap, providing large-baseline, small-time difference stereopsis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tolo, Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Richard Tyrone McClatchie, David Levy Kanter
  • Patent number: 9038982
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Marks
  • Publication number: 20150122963
    Abstract: Provided is a moving unit that enables a movable body to be smoothly moved along guide tracks for guiding the movable body across joints between a plurality of track rails arranged in series so as to serve as the guide tracks. The moving unit includes: the pair of guide tracks laid in parallel to each other; a plurality of moving blocks being two or more moving blocks assembled to each of the guide tracks and being freely movable along the guide tracks; and the movable body fixed to the moving blocks. The track rails arranged in series serve as the guide tracks, and each have a guide surface formed along a longitudinal direction of each of the track rails. The moving blocks each include contact elements configured to travel on the guide surface while passing across joint clearances each being formed between the track rails arranged in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mochizuki, Eiji Hosaka, Hiroomi Kuribayashi, Akito Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9022339
    Abstract: A central pivot pendant arm system is provided for running cabling internally within a shoulder casting through a shaft that provides an axis of rotation and cabling access through a side opening in the shaft. The shoulder casting is pivotable about the axis of rotation and partially encloses a portion of the shaft. The shoulder casting has a protrusion for attachment of a pendant arm and facilitates cabling passage inside the shoulder casting, between the shaft side opening and the pendant arm interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: OASYS Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent A. Borg, David Stinson
  • Patent number: 8991781
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a fixed component including a product receiving portion and an elongated spine portion, a first adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a second adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a third adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion. The first adjustable component operates to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the fixed component and the product receiving portion of the first adjustable component, while the second adjustable component and the third adjustable component operate to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the second adjustable component and the product receiving portion of the third adjustable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel
  • Publication number: 20150060625
    Abstract: In one example, a device for mounting and adjusting an electronic device is described. The device can include a mounting frame, an elongated shaft connected to the mounting frame, a curved arm for operatively connecting to an electronic device and slidably engaging with the shaft, and a threaded knob configured for threadable engagement with the curved arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: George Runger
  • Patent number: 8967573
    Abstract: A track and carriage system including a mounting plate, a first track removably secured to the mounting plate and receiving a first carriage movable therein, a second track removably secured to the mounting plate and receiving a second carriage movable therein. The first and second tracks are positioned adjacent and substantially parallel to one another such that the carriage of the first track moves independently of and in parallel with the carriage of the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dental Equipment, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Hemmer
  • Patent number: 8910417
    Abstract: A container for transporting and displaying cut flowers comprising six elements. A material of the apparatus is substantially deformable and dishwasher safe. A base, top and sides are constructed to hold cut flowers and water and the top has at least a first and a second affixing element equidistant from each other on opposite ends of the perimeter. A bottom member suspends below the base. A carrying element has an adjustable functional length with a first and second functional end, a first and second actual end that can extend beyond each functional end, and a first and second attachable elements between the respective first and second actual end and the corresponding nearest functional end to each, the attachable element able to be removably attached at various lengths to the respective first and second affixing element for transport and attachment to a suspending element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Reid Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140339390
    Abstract: A system for supporting and leveling a light fixture having a fixture body supporting one or more light sources, and connectors on the fixture body, and a pair of V-shaped hanger rods, where each hanger rod has an apex area and first and second ends, and the first and second ends are each configured to be coupled to one of the connectors. A pair of suspension rods are each configured to engage an overhead structure. A pair of spring clip brackets each having a slot and an aperture are releasably and adjustably secured along the length of one of the suspension rods, and also have a receptacle with a locking tab that receives and retains the apex area of one of the hanger rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • 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: 8864095
    Abstract: A device is provided for hanging a frame member against a wall includes a crossbar and first and second vertical arms oriented perpendicular to the crossbar. The crossbar has a longitudinal track and a leveling bubble. The first and second vertical arms each have a linear track that extends along the length, and a marker on the rearward surface thereof. The vertical arms are retained to the crossbar by knuckles having a guide for slideably engaging the linear track of the vertical arms and the first vertical arms are retained perpendicular to the crossbar and are longitudinally moveable perpendicular to the linear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Marks
  • Patent number: 8864092
    Abstract: A television mount assembly suitable for mounting a television to a wall, especially over fireplaces and other obstacles. The mount assembly secures a television (TV) to a wall via two arms and a spring mechanism thereby allowing it to extend away from the wall while at the same time allowing the television to swivel. It includes a mechanism to straighten the television as it is positioned close to the wall. The spring mechanism is calibrated by means of a calibration screw, spring block, and locking screws. A handle enables a user to grasp the mount assembly for changing the position of the television. A temperature gauge on the handle displays ambient temperature proximate to the television to warn users if the temperature is too high for the television to safely operate. A means of setting a maximum extension prevents the television from extending beyond a point set by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Newville
  • Publication number: 20140263866
    Abstract: A track and carriage system including a mounting plate, a first track removably secured to the mounting plate and receiving a first carriage movable therein, a second track removably secured to the mounting plate and receiving a second carriage movable therein. The first and second tracks are positioned adjacent and substantially parallel to one another such that the carriage of the first track moves independently of and in parallel with the carriage of the second track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DENTAL EQUIPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Hemmer
  • Patent number: 8827226
    Abstract: A dual method of installing a mounting device to a load-bearing surface includes a mounting device having a back member installed closer to the load-bearing surface than a front member on which an object is mounted. A mounting member is either attached to the back member in a first configuration or the mounting member is attached to the back member in a second configuration. The mounting member is attached to the load-bearing surface such that the load-bearing surface is between the back member and the front member in the first configuration. The back member is between the load-bearing surface and the front member in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Townsend, Patrick Leonard Plehn
  • Publication number: 20140224951
    Abstract: A suspended flying system having a load suspended by a plurality of flexible support members. The plurality of flexible support members are attached to a first rotational element attached to the load and a second rotational element attached to a support. The system also includes a motor operably connected to the first rotational element provides sufficient motion to the plurality of flexible support members to render the flexible support members visually transparent, the load being movable within a space. A method for suspending a load from visually transparent flexible support members is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TAIT TOWERS MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: James KEMPF, Adam DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8800943
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting bracket assembly for a ventilating fan including a first bracket, a second bracket, and a bracket fixing member, the first bracket is provided with a U-shaped groove and is provided at an end thereof with a first supporting leg folded into an L-shaped; the second bracket is provided with a U-shaped groove and is provided at an end thereof with a second supporting leg folded into an L-shaped, and a root portion of the second supporting leg is provided at two sides thereof with slots; the second bracket is engaged into the U-shaped groove of the first bracket and can be slid in the U-shaped groove of the first bracket to adjust the length of the bracket assembly; the bracket fixing member is provided with a C-shaped groove; the first bracket is engaged and inserted into the C-shaped groove and can be slidable in the C-shaped groove; the bracket fixing member fixes the first bracket and the second bracket combined together to a ventilating fan body by engagement of the C-shaped groove wit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Min Long
  • Publication number: 20140191100
    Abstract: An adjustable equipment mount assembly is configured to be adjustably secured within an overhead support module that is configured to be secured to a structure, such as a ceiling of an enclosed room. The overhead support module is configured to deliver air to the structure. The assembly may include an equipment mounting plate configured to connect to equipment, one or more first adjustable support members configured to allow the equipment mounting plate to be adjusted between different positions with respect to the overhead support module in a first direction, and one or more second adjustable support members configured to allow the equipment mounting plate to be adjusted between different positions with respect to the overhead support module in a second direction that differs from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Huntair, Inc.
    Inventors: Zareer Cursetjee, Kevin Scheiber, David L. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20140158959
    Abstract: A portable support platform system and method for assembling the system are provided. The portable support platform system includes a support platform configured to receive theatrical devices and an orientation member attached to the support platform. The orientation member includes an arcuate surface configured to receive a flexible member. The flexible member is fixably attached to the orientation member at one or more locations along the arcuate surface to permit orientation and movement of the support platform when the flexible members are deployed or retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: TAIT TOWERS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam DAVIS, Tyler KICERA
  • Publication number: 20140157915
    Abstract: An X-Y gantry system is disclosed. The X-Y gantry system includes an X-axis element, a Y-axis element coupled to the X-axis element. An instrument is coupled to the Y-axis element. The Y-axis element includes a slider assembly with a slider and a guide support element coupled to the slider. The guide support element may have a flexible portion. The slider may or may not contact a slider bar in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lutz Gross, Martin Mueller, Chad Owens
  • Patent number: 8746644
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the inventive apparatus can comprise a mounting system that can be used to hang a mirror, piece of art, or other flat article that is positioned within a frame to a door without the need for a screw driver or any other tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kressin
  • Patent number: 8714865
    Abstract: A swivel attachment and/or branch line restraint device with angular versatility and mobility for facilitating connection of installation components to support a pipe or other load relative to a support surface is provided. Advantageously, embodiments of the device provide a plurality of rotational or swivel degrees of freedom, which are substantially independently controllable, for its mating portions, which respectively engage corresponding mating portions of other installation components. The device embodiments can desirably be configured in male-female, male-male or female-female arrangements to enhance device utility and/or versatility, thereby advantageously allowing for use in a myriad of applications and installations, such as construction, utilities and the like, among others, to reliably support loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper B-Line, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Wayne Heath
  • Patent number: 8687062
    Abstract: An aerial camera system is disclosed comprising: a camera cluster, including a plurality of cameras, each camera orientated in a direction selected from a plurality of different camera directions having a downward component; one or more rotators that rotate the camera cluster about respective one or more axes in response to one or more signals, and a control module that successively provides one or more signals to the one or more rotators to rotate the camera cluster and cause the cameras in the camera cluster to acquire respective aerial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Reece
  • Patent number: 8672280
    Abstract: A system for supporting a display arrangement from an overhead support, comprising: an elongated support rail having an elongated open upper channel for receipt of an overhead support member; an elongated lower channel for receipt of a lower display support member; and an elongated middle channel disposed between the upper channel and the lower channel for aligned, guided and captured receipt of an elongated connector member to permit the connection to an adjacent elongated support rail or track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, David E. Pitcher, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8665382
    Abstract: A pivoting device especially useful in aircraft passenger cabins that can pivot a monitor between stowed and open positions, the pivoting device including a forward/reverse rotatable driving motor. An electromagnetic brake holds the monitor in stowed and opened positions A power unit powers the motor and the electromagnetic brake. A controller controls the pivoting movement of the monitor. The power unit includes a rectifier circuit that transforms AC to a DC, a step-up circuit that steps up the transformed voltage, a voltage regulator that adjusts the transformed voltage to a prescribed DC voltage, and a retraction power retention circuit including a capacitor. When no source voltage is detected while the monitor is in its opened state, the capacitor supplies the power to a voltage regulator of the power circuit, deactivates the electromagnetic brake and reverse rotates the motor to drive the monitor to its stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Aircraft Cabin Systems
    Inventors: Yukio Sugimoto, Hironori Katoh, Koji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140034802
    Abstract: A moveable support system for a video monitor comprised of a straight or curved overhead mounted track, a support tube with a rotating head to which the monitor is attached, and a wireless remote which controls the position along the track as well as the rotational angle of the monitor. The track provides mechanical support for the monitor as well as a conduit for the retractable wiring and cabling which connects the wall or cabinet mounted base unit to the monitor. This system allows movement to any position along the overhead mounted track as well as variable angular position of the monitor with respect to the vertical axis of the support tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Leslie Dale Robbins
  • Patent number: 8615947
    Abstract: A sheet metal yoke for supporting a pair of main runners of a suspended ceiling grid in parallel alignment with a relatively narrow spacing, the yoke having an inverted U-shape with a horizontal span and a depending leg adjacent each end of the span, a lower end of each leg having a tab extending towards the other leg, the tab being proportioned to fit in a cross runner slot of a main runner and being capable of vertically supporting the main runner at a desired elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventors: Abraham M. Underkofler, Peder J. Gulbrandsen, Mark R. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8596471
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes an end plate perpendicularly extending from a side plate and having an elongate hole. A pin assembly includes a pin, a protrusion and a fixing member, wherein the pin is connected to the protrusion and contacts the end plate. The protrusion is located in and movable in the elongate hole. The thickness of the protrusion is larger than that of the end plate. The fixing member includes a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank connects the pin and the protrusion. By this arrangement, the fixing member and the pin clamps the protrusion to be movably engaged with the elongate hole. The pin is adjustably moved in the elongate hole by the protrusion in the elongate hole of the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, I-Ming Tseng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20130306817
    Abstract: A telescoping assembly for use with a CPU holder including a mounting track with mounting holes for securing the mounting track to the underside of a generally horizontal surface such as a desk; runners disposed in the mounting track; a telescoping track, adapted for insertion into the mounting track and to engage with the runners therein; a pivoting member, adapted for engagement with the telescoping track and to engage with a CPU holder, the pivoting member comprising a track engagement member and a CPU holder engagement member being joined for 360° rotation about a vertical axis therethrough; and wherein the telescoping track is adapted for translation along the mounting track from a retracted position to an extended position, and when the telescoping track is in the extended position a CPU retained in the CPU holder is positioned past the edge of the generally horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Ole Falk Smed
  • Patent number: 8573551
    Abstract: A fine-adjusting apparatus for an overhead projector has a mounting frame, an assembling device, a pitch-adjusting device, a left-right adjusting device and a connecting mount. The mounting frame is adapted to mount on a wall. The assembling device is detachably connected to the mounting frame and has a sliding mount and a base mount. The sliding mount is slidably mounted in the mounting frame. The base mount is pivotally connected to the sliding mount. The pitch-adjusting device is connected to the assembling device and has a pitching frame, a guiding bar and a pitch-adjusting shaft. The left-right adjusting device is connected to the pitch-adjusting device and has an adjusting frame, a left-right adjusting shaft and a linking element. The connecting mount is pivotally connected to the left-right adjusting device, is used to connect with the overhead projector and has a connecting board, two pivot frames and multiple extending arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 8544807
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a recessed electric fixture in a hole in a support surface having a housing and flexible member with attached spring clips to secure the housing against the support surface is disclosed. The flexible member and spring clips are attached to the recessed electric fixture by tightening members, and inward pressure applied to the tightening members causes the flexible member to bend so that the spring clips are moved inwardly towards the housing, allowing the spring clips and the flexible member to pass through the hole in the support surface. The flexible member unbends when the pressure on the tightening members is removed, allowing the spring cops to move outwardly from the housing so that a surface-bearing section of the spring clips bears against the back side of the support surface and retains the electric fixture in the support surface hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pelco, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Foreman
  • Patent number: 8534627
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging an article from a door. In one aspect, the invention can be a frame comprising first and second channels in a rear surface of the frame; a first and second mounting plate, each of which comprises a first, second and third edge and a vertical axis; the first mounting plate secured to the rear surface of the frame so that the first channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the first mounting plate and the second mounting plate secured to the rear of the frame so that the second channel is coextensive with the vertical axis of the second mounting plate; a bracket assembly comprising a first pair of vertically aligned hooks and a second pair of vertically aligned hooks; and wherein the first and second pairs of hooks of the bracket assembly extend into the first and second channels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew S. Kressin
  • Patent number: 8534621
    Abstract: An assembly for hanging ladders from surfaces such as ceilings and walls. The assembly includes a first ladder hanger that defines an aperture that receives a first end of the ladder and a second ladder hanger that receives a second end of the ladder. The second ladder hanger includes movable members that can be moved to permit the second end of the ladder to be stored in the storage space and can further retain the ladder in the storage space. In one implementation, rotating members are used to manipulate the ladder hanger into a storage configuration, in another implementation; pivoting members are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Paul W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8468745
    Abstract: A lifting and storage mechanism for storing a component in a garage using the energy of a powered garage door opening and closing system is disclosed. The lifting and storage mechanism includes a pulley system for raising and lowering the stored components and a latching mechanism having a spring latch for securing the components in a stored condition. In order to lower the stored components from a storage position, an operator initiates manual release of the spring latch or activation of an electromechanical release combined with activation of the motor of the powered garage door opening and closing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Blane A. Krause
  • Publication number: 20130146741
    Abstract: A device and system for growing a photosynthetic culture is provided which employs one or a plurality of vertically disposed photopanels having interior cavities configured for holding liquid and the photosynthetic culture such as algae. The inner chamber of the photopanels may have a shape that is structurally supported by bridging elements. The bridging elements may be formed as stepped cones that may function as light guides to the interior chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: David Shih-Wei Chou
  • Publication number: 20130140425
    Abstract: A device and system for growing a photosynthetic culture is provided which employs one or a plurality of vertically disposed photopanels having an inner chamber configured for holding liquid and the photosynthetic culture such as algae. The inner chamber of the photopanels may have a shape that is defined as well as structurally supported by bridging elements. The photopanels with the bridging elements may be formed as stepped cones and pyramids utilizing common recyclable clear plastic sheets and membranes. The bridging elements also serve to increases the surface area to volume ratio of the inner chamber, expand the surface area exposed to light, alter the hydrodynamics within the photopanel as well as distribute light as light guides to facilitate homogenization of light exposure to individual cells. The bridging elements also have features that allow utilization of direct light beams with shallow grazing angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: David Shih-Wei Chou
  • Patent number: 8453990
    Abstract: A lifting-adjusting assembly for a shaft has an outer device, an inner device and multiple positioning elements. The outer device is adapted to mount around a shaft and has a base and a mounting casing. The mounting casing is mounted around the base and has a chamber, an opening and a cone surface. The inner device is movably connected to the outer device and has a moving mount and at least one spring. The moving mount is movably mounted in the outer device and has a mounting chamber, a pressing segment and multiple positioning holes. The at least one spring is mounted in the chamber to enable the positioning holes to face to the cone surface. The positioning elements are mounted in the positioning holes of the moving mount and abut with the cone surface and the shaft to hold the lifting-adjusting assembly on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Kuo-Su Lee
  • Publication number: 20130118072
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging of decorative or utilitarian articles such as potted plants is provided. The apparatus has a c-channel track defining an inner channel and a rolling-bearing element sized to roll therealong. A hanger is attached to the rolling-bearing element for hanging decorative or utilitarian articles. The arrangement allows for articles to positioned anywhere along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Nee, Joel Mueller
  • Patent number: 8439323
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus for hanging a display device. In one implementation, the apparatus for hanging a display device, includes an upper mount plate suitable for attaching to a flat surface having a left cable extending downward and approximately normal to a longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate and a right cable extending downward and approximately normal to the longitudinal axis of the upper mount plate. In addition, the apparatus further includes a lower mount plate attachable to a back portion of a display device. The left cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a left portion of the lower mount plate. The right cable is coupled to at least two approximately vertically aligned receiving points on a right portion of the lower mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Ka-Chunk LLC
    Inventors: Hyon S. Bae, Gary Curtis Gehrke, William Richardson Jones, III, Ann Laurent Torres
  • Publication number: 20130075555
    Abstract: A support bracket for supporting an electrical box between two supports. The support bracket is used with a mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes two elongated members each having an end mount. The elongated members are slidably coupled to each other, thereby allowing the mounting assembly to be telescopically extended. The support bracket is affixed to the one of the elongated members for supporting an electrical box and includes a planar surface and a slot having a plurality of extended clamps. The clamps are positioned and deformed within an inner lip of one of the elongated members. The bracket also includes a plurality of perpendicular extensions and a support rod affixed to the planar surface and positioned over at least one of the elongated members. The support rod is also affixed to the electrical box thereby providing support to the electrical box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jack R. Kerr, JR.