Including Attachment Or Holder For Article Patents (Class 248/346.03)
  • Patent number: 8641005
    Abstract: A container mixing stand including a base plate, and a first wall and a second wall connected to the base plate, where the first wall is spaced from the second wall for receiving a container between the first and second walls. A tensioning mechanism independent of the first wall and the second wall is positioned adjacent to at least one of the first wall and the second wall. The tensioning mechanism is movable between a rest position and a tensioning position, where moving the tensioning mechanism to the tensioning position causes at least one of the first wall and the second wall to move along the base plate toward the container and secure the container between the first wall and the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Scott D. Cimaglio
  • Publication number: 20140027598
    Abstract: The present invention is a receptacle liquid extractor that includes a v-shaped oval base that receives a top portion of a bottle to removably secure the top portion of the bottle, where the bottle is in an inverted position to have a content of the bottle flow downward by gravity to the top portion of the bottle and a suction cup with a rounded top portion and a horizontal bottom portion, that stabilizes and secures the receptacle liquid extractor, the rounded top portion of the suction cup is attached to the bottom portion of the v-shaped oval base forming the receptacle liquid extractor. The horizontal bottom portion is horizontally flat and provides suction to an attachment surface and secures the receptacle liquid extractor to the attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Amelia GIROL
  • Publication number: 20140027332
    Abstract: A supporting structure is provided that concurrently supports a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications. The supporting structure includes a planar supporting base having a plurality of openings, which are disposed in a regular array configuration, and an associated holding device that supports the plurality of containers in a positive-fit manner at the supporting base. The holding device protrudes from a bottom side of the supporting base and is configured to support the plurality of containers in the positive-lit manner at their upper rim. Additionally, receptacles are provided on an upper side of the supporting base opposite to the bottom side for accommodating containers at the upper side of the supporting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Schott AG
  • Publication number: 20140027333
    Abstract: A supporting structure for concurrently holding a plurality of cylindrical containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications is provided. The supporting structure includes a supporting base having a plurality of receptacles, which are configured such that the containers can be inserted into the associated receptacles, wherein the receptacles extend in the longitudinal direction of the containers and are configured to hold side wall portions of the containers at least partially clamped. The receptacles are continuous side walls, wherein the opening widths of the receptacles can be adjusted by a coordinated adjustment of the side walls of the receptacles between a first position, in which the containers can be inserted into the receptacles, and a second position in which the containers are clamped. The bottoms or upper ends of the containers are exactly fixed at a given height despite tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Schott AG
  • Publication number: 20140021317
    Abstract: A support device includes a base plate and a tray. The tray defines positioning holes. The support device further includes positioning rods extending from the base plate, bottom magnets defining bottom holes, and upper magnets defining upper holes. The positioning rods extend through the bottom holes, the positioning holes and the upper holes in sequence. The bottom magnets separate the tray from the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: CHENG-SHIUN WU
  • Publication number: 20140021318
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for holding and organizing surgical instruments in a surgical environment. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument holder comprises an elongated body portion including a plurality of slots. Each of the slots may be configured so as to retain a surgical instrument in a fixed position. The elongated body portion may have a base surface configured to contact a table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Nichols-Reeves Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Reeves, Markyia S. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140021319
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for holding and organizing surgical instruments in a surgical environment. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument holder comprises an elongated body portion including a plurality of slots. Each of the slots may be configured so as to retain a surgical instrument in a fixed position. The elongated body portion may have a base surface configured to contact a table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Nichols-Reeves Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Reeves, Markyia S. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140010974
    Abstract: An antler mounting kit is used to display antlers obtained from an animal. The antler mounting kit comprises a body that is formed from a polymer and that replicates natural contours of at least a portion of a head of the animal. A mounting base is fixed relative to the body and is positioned to support the antlers in an anatomically correct position that replicates antler position on the head of the animal. The body defines a cutout extending along the mounting base for receiving a base of the antlers. A cover replicates natural contours of a portion of the head of the animal and abuts the body and covers the cutout for concealing the base of the antlers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: CamoBitt LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Bittner
  • Patent number: 8616509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to supports for stacking multiple display elements. The supports are connected in a firm way to one another by a hinge which can, if required, be easily disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventors: Tom Declerck, Wesley Vercoutere
  • Publication number: 20130341478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capsule for preparing a beverage, for example coffee, which includes a hollow element (1) for containing a product, for example ground coffee, said hollow element (1) including a side wall (4), a top surface, a bottom surface (5) and a flange (6), said flange including a deformable means (7). Said means is deformed by a deforming means (8) arranged on the capsule holder. The invention also relates to a device for using said capsule and to a method for extracting a beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ETHICAL COFFEE COMPANY SA
    Inventor: Alain Mariller
  • Publication number: 20130341846
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an assembly fixture for an oversize liquid crystal display (LCD). The assembly fixture for an oversize LCD includes a base, a fixing bracket which is connected to the base by hinges, and support rods used for keeping the fixing bracket in a fixed angle. A fixing position of the oversize LCD will not be too high by adjusting the angle of the fixing bracket. Therefore, the oversize LCD is easily installed in a high position, and the oversize LCD is installed without the cooperation of many persons and other auxiliary tools. Thus, the oversize LCD has the advantages of more convenient assembly and higher efficiency. In addition, because the fixing bracket is connected with the base by hinges, the oversize LCD is easily turned, few persons are needed, and the assembling efficiency is increased. Because the fixing bracket is smoothly turned, the fragile components of the oversize LCD fixed on the fixing bracket, the LCD panel, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Guofu Tang
  • Patent number: 8608123
    Abstract: To provide a stand device capable of improving workability in removing a portable electronic device. A stand device has a pedestal and a lever mechanism. The pedestal is supported movable between a support portion for supporting an electronic device mounted on the support surface and a removal position at which the pedestal is arranged through a movement thereof in which the pressing portion descends. The lever mechanism includes a pressed arm and a projection. The pressed arm is pressed by the pressing portion to thus move downward when the pedestal moves from the support position to the removal position. The projection moves upward along with the rotation of the fulcrum portion caused by the downward movement of the pressed arm to thus project from the support surface of the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takahashi, Nobuyoshi Ishiwata
  • Publication number: 20130330848
    Abstract: The present invention suppresses reductions in inspection precision caused by reflected and scattered light produced by wafer holders. In a wafer holder (10) that has protruding support parts (11) that contact and support a wafer and groove parts (12) that are separated from the wafer, the protruding support parts (11) are extended continuously from a part that supports one edge of the wafer to a part that supports the other edge of the wafer. Connecting parts (13) that connect adjacent protruding support parts (11) are provided in each of the vicinity of the parts supporting the one edge and the vicinity of the parts supporting the other edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Kazuharu Minato, Takeshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8601755
    Abstract: A system for supporting a plurality of solar panels includes elongated support members each having a first portion, a coextensive second portion, and a longitudinally extending mid portion between the first and second portions. The first and second portions each have a base for contacting a surface and an edge receiving area configured to receive an edge of a solar panel at a height above the base, with the heights placing one edge higher than the other. When installed, support members are disposed generally parallel to each other and spaced apart on a surface, with the edge receiving portions facing each other. The upper edge of a solar panel is received in the edge receiving area of the first portion of one of the support members and a lower edge of the solar panel is received in the edge receiving area of the second portion of the other support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: 1541689 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bruce Clarkson, Brian David Wood
  • Publication number: 20130322003
    Abstract: A support for an object is provided. The support may comprise a bottom part, a sidewall, and a plurality of fasteners. The plurality of sidewalls may be connected to the bottom part. The bottom part and the plurality of sidewalls may be made of essentially one piece of flat member. The bottom part and the plurality of sidewalls form an easel to accept the object. The plurality of fastener may be disposed on the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: KAZUO NAKADA, HIROKI HIRANO, SHINYA OGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130314861
    Abstract: A support member includes a base, a first wall and an opposite second wall spaced apart from the first wall. The base, the first wall and the second wall define an elongated slot. The first wall extends from the base and includes a surface interior to the slot which includes a plurality of support lands. The second wall extends from the base and includes a plurality of apertures extending through the second wall in a direction transverse to the elongated slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: John E. Burford
  • Publication number: 20130305546
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing and drawing upon a piece of paper, includes a board having a drawing surface sized to receive the paper. The drawing surface is bounded along its perimeter by a border region. An array of border pieces is fastened securely to the border region, each border piece being aligned relative to the others to establish a precisely sized drawing surface area to accommodate the paper. Each border piece has a length shorter than that of the corresponding edge of the drawing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Mario J. SEGRETI
  • Patent number: 8573609
    Abstract: A plurality of tent weight plates are adapted to be stacked one upon another in use on a tent leg and in transport on a cart. A base plate on the lower-most weight plate includes an extension beyond the plates to which a tent leg is secured. The weight plates include a tab matingly received in a track between rails on the cart to prevent shifting of the plates on the cart. The plates also include holes which are aligned when the plates are stacked so as to receive a post through the holes to maintain alignment of the stacked plates in use on the tent leg and during transport on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Cindy S. Moser, Clarence H. Rail, Clyde T. Rail
  • Publication number: 20130277526
    Abstract: A holder for a pet toy having a base and a support secured to and extending upwardly from a top of the base. The support also includes an upper support surface with a groove dimensioned to receive a pet toy. An elastic strap is secured to the base and extends over the support surface to releasably attach a pet toy positioned in between the strap and the support surface of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 8562264
    Abstract: A restraint device for securing a tire to an apertured surface and which fits in a safe space under a vehicle includes a base, a support, an abutment and an activation system. The base secures the restraint device to an apertured surface. The abutment, which is attached to the support, which in turn is slidably attached to the base, is moved into engagement with the tire using the activation system to prevent movement of the tire. The activation system has a rotational device such as a lever. The abutment may have a wedge shaped lateral support, and a positioning spring to maintain the abutment in a retracted or extended position. The restraint device may have an indicator to show that the device is properly set in the apertured surface, and a handle that collapses into the safe space when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Holden America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert B. Winsor
  • Patent number: 8561958
    Abstract: A base assembly removably and adjustably receives a tool and includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from the base. First and second openings are disposed in the wall. First and second cutouts are disposed in the wall to receive the tool. A pivot pin is removably received by the first and second openings. The tool is removably disposed on the pivot pin. A locking ring is disposed on the pivot pin. The locking ring is in a locked position to prevent movement of the pivot pin and in an unlocked position to allow movement of the pivot pin, thereby allowing the tool to be easily moved between positions and securely locked in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Chiasson, Henry Maxwell, Thomas R. Faucher, John Lefavour, Richard Robicheau
  • Patent number: 8561957
    Abstract: A multifaceted trivet with multifaceted functionality includes a trivet (50) within a basket (54), a trivet (50) that may serve as a lid and a trivet with a rotatable base. The trivet (50) within a basket (54) provides further insulation by use of the basket (54). The basket (54) has serving handles (56) which allows a heated item to be placed within the basket and easily carried to a serving area The trivet (50) that may serve as a lid may function as a trivet on which a pot or container may be placed or may fit as a lid of a particular pot or container. The trivet (50) having a rotatable base rotates for greater access to a serving dish support by the trivet (50). The trivet with a rotatable base may further include a basket having wheels (58) for placing the trivet (50) within to carry the trivet (50) and the serving dish and to provide an alternative movement of the trivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Temp-Tations LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Levine, Tara McConnell
  • Patent number: 8550013
    Abstract: A telescoping electronics mounting platform having a pair of cooperating frame members. An interlocking mechanism is coupled between the frame members and includes: relatively slidable male and female members coupled to the different frame members, a reaction surface formed relative to the second frame member, an actuator coupled to the male member and having a drive surface that is positioned adjacent to the reaction surface of the second frame member wherein the male member is responsive to a motion of the drive surface of the actuator relative to the reaction surface for moving relative to the female member, and an expandable locking mechanism coupled to between the male and female members, wherein the expandable locking mechanism is responsive to the motion of the actuator relative to the reaction surface for expanding within the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Publication number: 20130256204
    Abstract: A supporting plate of a device is suggested. The device has at least one component and a housing for at least partly protecting the component. The supporting plate has at least one receiving element adapted for accepting the at least one component of the device in at least one of the following manners: in a form-closed manner, in a force-closed manner. The supporting plate is part of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Bernd Schaupp, Juergen Skott, Michael Braun, Soeren Groth
  • Patent number: 8542491
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a backplate includes a main body having at least one extended portion, on which at least one retaining arm and at least one locating post are provided. The locating post is located near an outmost portion of an end of the extended portion opposite to the main body, and the retaining arm is located near an outer periphery of the locating post. The backplate can be attached to one face of a motherboard via the locating post and the retaining arm of the structure for fixing a backplate to increase the structural strength of the motherboard without the need of using any bonding material or other adhesive medium to thereby reduce the cost of manufacturing and mounting the backplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20130242384
    Abstract: System and method for correcting a topography of an object being imaged by a multi-array microscope system. The object is forced to conform to a surface of the substrate supporting the object with a suction force and the topography of the chosen object surface is determined. The supporting substrate is bent with the use of force applied to the substrate with at least one actuator such as to reduce the deviations of the determined topography of the object's surface from a pre-determined reference surface by transferring the changes in the curvature of the supporting substrate to the object. In particular, the chosen surface of the object can be substantially flattened for ease of simultaneous imaging of this surface with multiple objective of the multi-array microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: DMETRIX, INC.
    Inventors: Pixuan Zhou, Chen Liang
  • Patent number: 8534631
    Abstract: The trailer jack support block includes a solid rectangular parallelepiped member having surfaces for supporting the lower end of a trailer jack thereon. Attachment chains are provided for securing the support block to the trailer hitch. Grooves are provided on at least two surfaces for retaining the chains therein, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Chad W. Shirey
  • Patent number: 8523122
    Abstract: A display apparatus for portable electronic device including a base, a plurality of mounting sleeves, a plurality of mounting posts, a plurality of mounting brackets, and a power supply unit. The base has a lockable panel that conceals an interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting sleeves are coupled to the base. The mounting posts are lockingly engaged with the mounting sleeves in the interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting brackets are secured to the mounting posts, each of the mounting brackets fixedly retaining a respective portable electronic device of a plurality of portable electronic devices so that the respective portable electronic device is rigidly secured relative to the base. The power supply unit is concealed and has a plurality of power ports shaped to receive automotive accessory power plugs from the portable electronic devices fixedly retained in the mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Patent number: 8511633
    Abstract: A low profile accessory attachment mechanism suitable for attaching an accessory to an electronic device is disclosed. A straight hook and a curved hook are configured to mechanically engage slots in an electronic device, joining the accessory to the electronic device. By moving one of the hooks or altering the configuration of a slot, the accessory and electronic device may be separated. Additionally, the hooks may carry electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Hulick, Russell Zinner
  • Patent number: 8500080
    Abstract: A rod securing device includes a securing plate and a first driving arm. The securing plate is capable of receiving a rod. The first driving arm is located in the securing plate. The first driving arm is capable of moving along a first direction. The first driving arm includes a first engaging portion and is capable of moving from a securing position, where the first engaging portion of the first driving arm is capable of engaging the rod received in the securing plate, to a release position, where the first engaging portion is capable of being disengaged from the rod received in the securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wang Hu
  • Publication number: 20130181105
    Abstract: The trailer jack support block includes a solid rectangular parallelepiped member having surfaces for supporting the lower end of a trailer jack thereon. Attachment chains are provided for securing the support block to the trailer hitch. Grooves are provided on at least two surfaces for retaining the chains therein, if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: CHAD W. SHIREY
  • Patent number: 8485482
    Abstract: A retaining system according to example embodiments of the present invention may include a base plate that includes a cam and alignment guides, where the cam defines both a locked position and an unlocked position, and a support shoe that includes alignment tabs and a locking tab, where the support shoe is configured to be inserted into the alignment guides when the cam member is in the unlocked position. Upon insertion of the support shoe into the alignment guides, the cam may be configured to engage the locking tab of the support shoe and bias at least one of the alignment tabs into engagement with at least one of the alignment guides as the cam advances from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peter Patalak, Donald Eric Krueger, Henry Thomas Fowler
  • Patent number: 8480050
    Abstract: A base assembly removably and adjustably receives a tool and includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from the base. First and second openings are disposed in the wall. First and second cutouts are disposed in the wall to receive the tool. A pivot pin is removably received by the first and second openings. The tool is removably disposed on the pivot pin. A locking ring is disposed on the pivot pin. The locking ring is in a locked position to prevent movement of the pivot pin and in an unlocked position to allow movement of the pivot pin, thereby allowing the tool to be easily moved between positions and securely locked in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Chiasson, Henry Maxwell, Thomas R. Faucher, John Lefavour, Richard Robicheau
  • Patent number: 8474775
    Abstract: A foldable and adjustable supporting apparatus is provided, including a base, an adjusting element, a receiving element and a positioning unit. The apparatus provides support to an object, such as, portable electronic device, to stand in various tilt angles. The receiving element is coupled to the base, and can rotate more than 270°. The adjusting element and positioning element located on the base are responsible for maintaining the tilt angle of the rotated receiving element. The apparatus, when not in use, can be folded into a box-like appearance. When in use, the apparatus can be expanded to provide support to portable electronic device to remain in standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 8464991
    Abstract: A fixing device for a planar display panel includes a fastening fixture for fixing the planar display panel on a carrier stage in which a plurality of slide slots are provided. The fastening fixture includes a driving rod capable of being inserted into one of the slide slots, a fixture body and a bottom plate. The driving rod is connected with the fixture body and the bottom plate, which are respectively provided on two sides of the carrier stage in operation, and a spring is wound around the driving rod and capable of driving the bottom plate to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ning Su
  • Publication number: 20130146484
    Abstract: A stand for a bicycle having a wheel, which stand holds the bicycle in an upright position of use on a horizontal surface. The stand comprises a trough having an upwardly open receptacle which is dimensioned and configured to receive the wheel in close cooperation therewith. One or more feet may be manually coupled to the trough to project laterally therefrom to steady the trough on the horizontal surface. The feet may slide fit to the trough, fasten by threaded fasteners, or may fold for stowage within the trough and swing out into a deployed position. The trough may include a storage compartment for bicycle tools and repair materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Howard Parkins
  • Publication number: 20130146735
    Abstract: Provided is a lens tray fastening device being capable of fastening a plurality of different types of lens trays. Two locating pins are arranged in each of the lens trays. The lens tray fastening device includes a base. The base is separated into a number of areas. Each area defines a first locating hole and a number of second locating holes. The position of the first locating hole corresponds to that of one of the locating pins, and the position of one of the second locating holes corresponds to that of the other second pin. The first locating hole is in cooperation with one of the second locating holes to engage with the two locating pins to position each of the lens trays onto the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHENG-SHIUN WU
  • Publication number: 20130140393
    Abstract: A stiffener structured to support a unitary housing component comprised of substantially flat sidewalls is provided. A unitary housing comprised of substantially flat sidewalls, e.g. a housing for a hose reel, is a housing component that is substantially free of support ribs and other contoured surfaces. The stiffener is molded separately from the unitary housing component and coupled thereto. Preferably, the stiffener is a band extending under, or about, the perimeter of the lower side of the unitary housing component. Use of the stiffener allows the unitary housing component to remain free of substantial support ribs and other contoured surfaces thereby allowing for less expensive molds and a reduced failure rate of produced elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: AMES TRUE TEMPER, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. BLASZCZAK, Peter ARCATI
  • Publication number: 20130119220
    Abstract: A fixing structure for electronic device with a display screen, which comprises a base, a supporting plate interposed into the base, a fixing plate connected with the supporting plate via a damping shaft, vertically moveable jaws for locking the supporting plate, and a slide block for pushing the jaws to release the supporting plate. The jaws are arranged in an upper jaw and a lower jaw, whatever the direction the supporting plate are interposed in the base in, there is always one of the upper and lower jaws able to lock the supporting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Yuanzhi SU
  • Patent number: 8434729
    Abstract: A multifaceted trivet with multifaceted functionality includes a trivet within a basket, a trivet that may serve as a lid and a serving tray. The trivet within a basket provides further insulation by use of the basket. The basket has rotatable handles which allows a heated item to be placed within the basket and easily carried to a serving area. The trivet that may serve as a lid may function as a trivet on which a pot or container may be placed or may fit as a lid of a particular pot or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Temp-tations LLC
    Inventor: Tara McConnell
  • Patent number: 8431093
    Abstract: A pipetting aid device includes a support comprising a face, a plurality of light elements mounted in the support forming a two-dimensional array in the plane of the face, and first and second centering structures. The first and second centering structures are mounted to extend from the face of the support. The first centering structure includes a first and second pair of stop walls, wherein a pair of stop walls forms a corner. The second centering structure includes a third and fourth pair of stop walls. The first and third pairs of stop walls form corners of a first positioning zone of a first type of plate. The second and fourth pairs of stop walls form corners of a second positioning zone of a second type of plate. The first centering structure and the second centering structure are positioned outside both the first positioning zone and the second positioning zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Gilson SAS
    Inventor: Pascal Rosselle
  • Publication number: 20130075566
    Abstract: A stand for storing a plurality of USB flash drives, the stand comprising a block having in its surface a plurality of slots each of a configuration to receive the connector of a USB drive whereby the body of the drive extends in an upright manner from the block, and a plurality of posts each of a configuration for fitting into a protective cap for the connector whereby the caps of the associated USB drive can be stored in an upright manner from the block by engagement onto the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MACLAW NO. 477 PTY LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Grant
  • Publication number: 20130077319
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an effector affixing device which facilitates the operation of the effector and, more specifically, which facilitates the replacement of the effector and prevents an operational mistake. [Solution] An effector affixing device comprises: an effector affixing base provided with an effector affixing means; and a separation member. The effector affixing base and the separation member are connected so as to be able to be separated from each other. A separation space having a height which allows shield wires to intersect each other is provided below the effector. The separation member comprises supports formed near the corners thereof and extending downward. Protrusions for binding the effector are provided to both side edges of the effector affixing base. The effector affixing base can be affixed so as to be tilted in the front-rear direction, and the front face of the effector is suitably illuminated by a lighting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MIZUHO GOUSEI KOGYOSYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 8403285
    Abstract: A label transport device for transporting indicia-bearing labels for identifying electrical and electronic components, comprising a generally rectangular carrier frame member having a generally planar support surface, a generally rectangular planar indicia-bearing label, and a mounting arrangement for mounting the label on the carrier frame, including at least one positioning tab member connected with one edge of the label, and a positioning lug arranged on one of the frame and tab members for engagement with an opening contained in the other of the tab and frame members, thereby to position the label at a given transport location on the carrier frame member. The frame is injection-molded from a synthetic plastic material and includes a plurality of parallel spaced longitudinal spars that are connected together integrally by a plurality of parallel transverse spars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Bett, Thorsten Bornefeld, Michael Gockel, Andreas Wieneke, Thorsten Rieke, Ditmar Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20130062306
    Abstract: A petaloid base for a self-standing container has an approximately hemispherical underlying base contour and a plurality of ovoid foot formations that interrupt and project from the underlying base contour to define a corresponding plurality of feet. Its shape resists stress cracking, maximises capacity relative to the height of the container and reduces the surface area of the base and hence material usage in comparison with equivalent known designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Petainer Lidkoeping AB
    Inventor: Petainer Lidkoeping AB
  • Patent number: 8387930
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to stand for a display. One embodiment includes a base, a display, and a mounting arm that includes a first end connected to the base and a second end pivotally connected to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul L. Drew, Cynthia J. Purvis
  • Patent number: 8382056
    Abstract: A safety device, comprising: a mounting arrangement operable to receive and support a lower portion of a ladder; and a support assembly upon which the device may rest, the support assembly comprising a plurality of elongate support members, each of which has a pair of ground contacting locations on which the device may rest and is independently pivotable with respect to the mounting arrangement around a point located between the ground contacting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Le Masurier, John Phillips
  • Publication number: 20130043366
    Abstract: An apparatus to substantially minimize accidental tipping of a container partially filled with a liquid. The apparatus includes a first portion engageable with at least one of a tray, a coaster, a cup holder disposed in a vehicle and said container and a second portion disposed one of in and on one of the tray, coaster and cup holder the first portion is disposed on the container and on the container when the first portion is disposed one of in and on such one of the tray, coaster and cup holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: MCCASLIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel C. McCaslin
  • Publication number: 20130043360
    Abstract: A bar soap holder is provided that includes a support base to allow dislodgement of a soap bar without substantial movement of the bar soap holder. The bar soap holder further includes a holder body coupled to the support base. The holder body defines an upper central opening dimensioned for receiving the soap bar. The soap holder body includes a first support surface and an opposing second support surface disposed within an interior region of the soap holder body for supporting the soap bar. The first and the second support surfaces are positioned at a tapered incline angle greater than 25° relative to a horizontal plane. The holder body further defines a drain path from the first and second support surfaces to the reservoir. The bar soap holder further includes a reservoir for collection of soap water that is coupled to the support surfaces by the drain path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Henry D. PIXLEY
  • Patent number: 8365667
    Abstract: An improved, multiple-use fireworks launcher (10) is provided for the launching of fireworks such as an artillery shell (40) having a lower lift charge (42) and an upper effect charge (44). The launcher (10) includes a base (12), with an upstanding, open-top launch tube (14) operably coupled with the base (12). A reinforcing section (16) is positioned about the lower end of launch tube (14), and preferably comprises a tubular sleeve (36) tightly secured to the outer surface (32) of launch tube (14). The combined thickness of the tube (14) and section (16) are sufficient to prevent catastrophic failure of the launcher (10) in the event a shell (40) is improperly placed within the tube (14) in an inverted condition with the lift charge (42) thereof positioned over the effect charge (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Jake's Fireworks Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Marietta