Base Allows Attachment Or Holder To Adjust Position Patents (Class 248/346.06)
  • Patent number: 10317935
    Abstract: The present application discloses an electronic apparatus comprising a body, a rotary connection device, a bracket and a base, wherein, the bracket is rotatably connected to the body via the rotary connection device; the base is detachably connected to the body via the bracket. The electronic apparatus is in a first use mode when the body is connected to the base via the bracket. The electronic apparatus is in a second use mode when the base is detached from the bracket. The second use mode is different from the first use mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Shujie Dong, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10036936
    Abstract: A camera mount for supporting a camera unit has a base portion having a first surface, which includes an elongate concave surface feature extending across at least part of the first surface and defining a first axis. Engagement means including a first plurality of protrusions which extend out of, are spaced apart across part of, the first surface, each of the protrusions extending substantially perpendicularly to the axis, and substantially parallel to at least one other of the protrusions. Each of the protrusions defines an aperture therethrough, the apertures being substantially aligned along a second axis, the second axis being substantially parallel to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: OCLU LLC
    Inventors: Firas Kittaneh, Hugo Martin, Robert William Moore
  • Patent number: 10034399
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device of the present invention includes: a display panel; a back cover provided to the rear side of the display panel; a first housing provided to at least part of the rear side of the back cover; a second housing, at least part of which contacts the first housing, the second housing having a main board and a power supply mounted therein; and a hinge for coupling the first housing and the second housing, wherein the second housing changes from at least one of a first state in which the second housing is extended in a direction perpendicular to the first housing and a second state in which at least one side of the second housing is extended in parallel with the rear side of the first housing to the other state, according to rotation of the hinge. Accordingly, the display device can easily switch between a standing type and a wall-mounted type by coupling the first housing and the second housing using a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Donghyok Shin, Hyoungkyu Kim, Seokho Kwon, Jaegi Lee, Jihoon Yoon, Kwangho Shin, Chunsoo Chang, Jaecheol Kim
  • Patent number: 9924605
    Abstract: The combination of a display and a security system. The display has a support assembly configured to maintain at least one article in a display position and a base assembly configured to maintain the support assembly in an operative state on a subjacent surface wherein the support assembly can be moved relative to the base assembly to reposition an article in the display position relative to the base assembly. The security system has an anchoring assembly configured to be operatively secured relative to a subjacent surface and/or another object in the vicinity of a subjacent surface at a display location at which the display is to be supported to prevent removal of the display from the display location. The security system and display are configured to be releasably placed in an engaged relationship wherein the base assembly cannot be separated from the anchoring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9890899
    Abstract: An apparatus to hold an electronic device includes a housing assembly including a housing body; a first arm configured to extend from a first end of the body; a first hook and a second hook engaged to and extending from a first end region of the first arm, a portion of the first hook and a portion of the second hook extending toward the body, the first hook and the second hook forming a first hook pair to receive the device; a second arm configured to extend from a second end of the body; and a third hook and a fourth hook engaged to and extending from a first end region of the second arm, a portion of the third hook and a portion of the fourth hook extending toward the housing body, the third hook and the fourth hook forming a second hook pair to receive the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Theis, Shaun Christopher Lindblad, Robert William Fluhrer, Mustafa A. Ergun
  • Patent number: 9774815
    Abstract: A locking mount for set top box having a base, a plurality of mounting holes, two springy retainers, two flanges, two lips and a front stop edge for securely mounting a set top box such as a digital to analog converter box or similar electronic device to a mounting surface and locking the device into position so as to prevent theft by using springy retainers to engage pre-existing holes or slots on the device to a mounting surface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Bobby L. Bynum, Taylor L. Jackson, Sonny L. Desmond
  • Patent number: 9317064
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a baffle, and a drive mechanism. The second body includes an opening on a bottom surface thereof, and the baffle is disposed on the bottom surface to cover the opening. The baffle is pivotally connected to the second body to rotate with respect to the second body. The drive mechanism includes a pivot, a linkage and a cam. The pivot connects the first body and the second body. The linkage is sleeved over the pivot. The cam is sleeved over the linkage and located corresponding to the baffle. While the first body rotates with respect to the second body, the pivot rotates with the first body and drives the linkage to make the cam rotate. Meanwhile, the cam pushes the baffle and makes the baffle rotate and expose part of the opening to enhance cooling effect of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Hsin Wu, Shu Mu Lin
  • Publication number: 20150144759
    Abstract: A 3d image photographing device is disclosed for producing a 3D image with enhanced stereoscopic effect. The device includes a first track, a second track, a slide carriage and a driving module. The first track couples with the second track. The first track includes a first slideway in an arc shape. The second track includes a second slideway in an arc shape, and a curvature of the second slideway is larger than a curvature of the first slideway. The slide carriage includes a base. A first sliding block is rotatably mounted to a surface of the base, and a groove is arranged on the surface. The first sliding block movably coupled to the second slideway. A positioning member couples with the groove, with the positioning member having a second sliding block movably coupled to the first slideway, and with the second sliding block connecting with a blocking portion received in the groove. A coupling portion is mounted to another surface of the base for coupling a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Yu-Cheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20150102195
    Abstract: A liquid applicator bottle holder that retains any size of a fingernail polish bottle. The holder has a spring loaded top capture ring that is slidably mounted within a tilting, lockable arm that allows the fingernail polish bottle to be stored or used in an angled configuration, The upper surface of the base has grippable, sawtooth non slip surface that is contoured with a central depression so as to grip a portion of the base peripheral edge of the bottle. The device holds a fingernail polish bottle on an angle so that it is easier for the user to get the top applicator in and out of the bottle. It also allows the viscous, expensive fingernail polish to collect at a corner of the bottle so that it can more easily be picked up by the applicator, and is less likely to dry out, therein saving material costs. The holder has a tapered side stand configuration such that other liquid applicator bottle holder may be abutted adjacently so as to form a ring of holders or a nail polish station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Connie Mah
  • Publication number: 20150076306
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes a mounting plate, a driving assembly, and two first position assemblies. The mounting plate defines a first guiding groove. The driving assembly is mounted on the mounting plate and includes a driver, and a transfer rod coupled to the driver. The first pivoting assembly includes a first coupling rod and a second coupling rod. The first coupling rod is movably received in the first guiding groove and pivotably coupled to the transfer rod. The second coupling rod is movably received in the first guiding groove and pivotably coupled to the transfer rod. The first position assemblies are respectively pivotably coupled to the first coupling rod and the second coupling rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, CHAO SHEN, JIE NI, QIANG-WEI WANG
  • Publication number: 20150069201
    Abstract: A display stand for a portable article with a base having a bottom bearing portion and a support for a portable article. A retracting mechanism has a spool around which a flexible tether is wrapped. The spool has an axis around which the spool is turned as the tether is: a) paid out to allow a portable article to which the first end of the tether is connected to be moved away from the base; and b) retracted to shorten a paid out length of the tether. The retracting mechanism has a biasing assembly that urges the spool to turn around the spool axis so as to retract the tether. The tether is guided to be paid out from the spool generally in a straight path in a line, with the line of the straight path transverse to the spool axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael E. Pawelek
  • Patent number: 8967578
    Abstract: A swivel device on which a chair can be secured, and which is configured to allow the easy elimination or reduction of accumulated dirt and/or sand. The swivel device may include a mounting device, and a base, wherein the mounting device is connected to the base so that the mounting device can rotate with respect to the base. The swivel device may further include a device for keeping a chair stationary on the mounting device, a first cavity located between the mounting device and the base, and a device for aiding rotation of the mounting device with respect to the base located in the first cavity. There may be a first opening of the mounting device leading to the first cavity, leading to a first opening of the base, which leads to an area outside of the swivel device. The swivel device accommodates all straight and lounge chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph N. Laurita
  • Publication number: 20150053835
    Abstract: A vertically-adjustable support structure (10) for supporting paving slabs or the like includes a base plate (20) on which four wedge-like support blocks (30) are provided. Each support block (30) has an inclined surface defining a series of teeth/steps, and a horizontal top surface. A chock (40) is placed on top of each support block (30) to support a corner of a paving slab. Each chock includes an upper support surface (70) for supporting the paving slab, and a sloped underside (280) which defines teeth (290) which engage the teeth of the support block and secures each chock against displacement towards the base plate. Moving the chock up or down the inclined surface adjusts the height of the support structure. Additional height adjustment is provided by adjusting the height of the chocks themselves. In particular, each chock includes wings (320) which are hinged to the sides of the chock. In one orientation with the side elements disposed on opposed sides of the chock the chock has a first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ELMICH PTE LTD
    Inventors: Alan Sian Ghee Lee, Henry Greaves
  • Publication number: 20150048231
    Abstract: A carrying device for carrying an electronic device and a method thereof are provided. The carrying device includes a base, a movable positioning stand, a movable position-limiting block, and a linking unit. The linking unit connects to the movable positioning stand. The movable positioning stand and the linking unit are disposed in the base. The movable position-limiting block is disposed at the linking unit and in the base. When the electronic device is positioned on a carrying side of the base, it moves the movable positioning stand into the base, such that the movable positioning stand moves the linking unit into the base, and the linking unit moves the movable position-limiting block toward the carrying side. A first position-limiting portion of the movable position-limiting block protrudes from the carrying side and engages with the electronic device to thereby fix the electronic device to the carrying side of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tzu-Chiu Huang
  • Patent number: 8936165
    Abstract: A device for supporting a group of pipes during temporary storage, the device being composed of: an elongated pipe supporting element having a pipe supporting surface; and at least one safety stop assembly including a pipe stop member and at least one fastening element, wherein the pipe stop member is movable relative to the pipe supporting element between a stop position and a withdrawn position, the stop member, when in the stop position, resting on the pipe supporting element and being operative to prevent removal of pipes from the pipe supporting element, and the stop member being operative, when in the withdrawn position, to allow removal of pipes from the pipe supporting element, and the at least one fastening element being connectable between the pipe supporting element and the pipe stop member for holding the pipe stop member in the stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: James Trisler
  • Patent number: 8905362
    Abstract: A test support apparatus includes a base, a support bracket, a first positioning member mounted to the support bracket; and a positioning arm. The support bracket is pivotally mounted to the base and keeps an angle relative to the base. The support bracket supports a product. The positioning arm defines an elongated positioning slot. The positioning arm is mounted to the base. The first positioning member is positioned in different positions of the elongated positioning slot to change the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cong-Xu Hu, Yu-Lan Liu, Yong Ma, Yu-Lin Liu
  • Publication number: 20140353463
    Abstract: A module for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project is described. The module comprises machinery disposed on a baseplate. The baseplate is coupled with a support structure via adjustable, self-leveling chocks. The chocks maintain a level baseplate surface regardless of whether or not the underside of the baseplate and the support structure are parallel. The chocks reduce and/or eliminate the transfer of the deflection forces from the support structure to the baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Neetin Ghaisas
  • Patent number: 8882069
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing an electronic device includes a main body with two ends. An arm is provided at one end of the main body, and has a hook attached thereto, shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. An additional arm is slidably attached to the other end of the main body, and is capable of being slid by a user to several lateral positions relative to the main body. An additional hook is provided on the slidable arm, and is shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. A locking system is provided to lock and unlock the slidable arm to at least one of the lateral positions. A base section is capable of being secured at or near a location. The main body is adjustably attached to the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, Will Ali, John Tan, John Hung, Ryan White, Wilson Tse
  • Publication number: 20140319303
    Abstract: A support device includes a support base, an adjustment member, and a latching assembly. The support base defines a receiving groove, a cutout, and an operation hole. The cutout and the operation hole communicate with the receiving groove. The adjustment member is rotatably received in the receiving groove. The adjustment member includes a base body and an adjusting gear portion connected with the base body; and a latching assembly received in the receiving groove. The latching assembly includes a slider and a gear mounted on the slider, the slider comprises a main body, an operation portion, and an installation portion, the operation portion and the installation portion protrude from opposite end portions of the main body, the operation portion is received through the operation hole for slidably connecting with the operation hole, and the gear is movably assembled to the installation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHANG-MING KUAN, MING-CHIEN CHIU
  • Patent number: 8860940
    Abstract: A method and system of aligning color filter array are disclosed. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona, Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Cynthia Bell, John Stowell, Donald E. Adams
  • Patent number: 8851432
    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 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Chiasson, Henry Maxwell, Thomas R. Faucher, John Lefavour, Richard Robicheau
  • Publication number: 20140291465
    Abstract: A universal mounting apparatus for a mobile device is provided. The apparatus includes a base member, a moveable member operatively coupled to the base member and a biasing member. The base member includes a channel portion, a first device engaging member coupled on one end of the channel portion, and a biasing member retaining device located at an opposing end of the channel portion. The moveable member includes a bottom member, a second device engaging member coupled on one end and a biasing member connector, wherein the moveable member moves along the length of the channel portion. The biasing member coupled between the biasing member retaining device of the base member and the biasing member connector of the moveable member. The biasing member comprises a force to clamp a mobile device between the first device engaging member and the second device engaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jose Antonio Mendoza, Arcelia Maria Baquier
  • Patent number: 8827219
    Abstract: A mounting system having a plate with a tail portion and a base with a socket portion. The socket includes a dropping gate which recedes into a compartment in the base when the plate is vertically inserted on the base. The base includes a stop which engages a catch on the plate to prevent the plate from being laterally removed from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kessler Crane, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Kessler, Richard Eggink, Kevin P. Mott
  • Patent number: 8807496
    Abstract: A mount having a plate with a tail portion and a base with a socket portion. The socket includes a dropping gate which recedes into a compartment in the base when the plate is vertically inserted on the base. The base includes a stop which engages a catch on the plate to prevent the plate from being laterally removed from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kessler Crane, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Kessler, Richard Egglnk
  • Publication number: 20140209773
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a base member having a substantially planar surface, the base member having cuts that partially define features including a first leg member the first leg member hingably linked to the base member such that the first leg member extends from a planar surface of the base member, a first retaining member the first retaining member operative to engage and substantially retain the first leg member in a substantially upright position, a second leg member the second leg member hingably linked to the base member such that the second leg member extends from the planar surface of the base member, and a second retaining member the second retaining member operative to engage and substantially retain the second leg member in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Lawrence Dorr
  • Patent number: 8783638
    Abstract: A first apparatus for supporting a wheel of a vehicle includes a support structure and a support movably mounted on the support structure. At least one locating member and clamping mechanism are mounted to the support structure and the support. The clamping mechanism engages the locating member so that the support is held in a predetermined position relative to the support structure. A second apparatus for supporting a wheel of a vehicle includes a bearing surface and a support movably mounted on the bearing surface. A first locating member is positioned underneath the bearing surface, and a shaft is mounted to the underside of the support and extends through the bearing surface and the locating member. When an actuator is retracted, the first locating member bears against the bearing surface so that the support is held in a predetermined position relative to the bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Snap-on Tools of Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roy J. Dantas, Alexandru P. Mustata
  • Patent number: 8777175
    Abstract: An electronic device supporting mechanism includes a base, a top cover, a first supporting member and a second supporting member. The first supporting member and the second supporting member are rotatable relative to the base to a supporting position or a storing position. In a case that the first supporting member and the second supporting member are rotated to the supporting portion, an electronic device can be supported. Whereas, in a case that the first supporting member and the second supporting member are rotated to the storing position, the first supporting member and the second supporting member are respectively stored within two receiving spaces of the base. The electronic device supporting mechanism is advantageous for protecting the supporting components and is easily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Che Wu
  • Publication number: 20140183314
    Abstract: A case construction encases an electronic device and enables a user to rotatably and linearly displace the electronic device relative to a select surface of the case construction. The case construction includes a case with a cradle-receiving surface, a cradle sized and shaped to removably receive an electronic device, and a device-to-surface anchor assembly. The cradle includes a centralized region having an oblong aperture. The oblong aperture defines a cradle displacement zone segment. The device-to-surface anchor assembly secures the cradle device to the cradle-receiving surface and is cooperable with the oblong aperture for enabling a user to linearly and rotatably displace the centralized region along the cradle displacement zone segment. Certain methodology for displacing an electronic device relative to select surfacing so as to position the electronic device in a select orientation relative to the select surfacing is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Iordanka Koleva Mulhern
  • Patent number: 8767395
    Abstract: Provided is a slim-type cradling apparatus for a portable terminal. The disclosed cradling apparatus includes a cradling body and a retaining device interworking with rotation of the cradling body to support a closed state and a rotated state of the cradling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8727295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stand for tablet PC, comprising a base with a top surface and a bottom surface; a groove located on the top surface of the base for holding a tablet PC, the groove having an inclined back side wall, wherein the tablet PC tilts backward when placed in the groove. As the base has a groove which has a inclined, and the bottom of the tablet PC can be inserted into the groove, so that the tablet PC can maintain at a relative tilted position with respect to the horizontal plane, then the user may comfortably watch the screen of the tablet PC. In short, the stand has the advantages of a simple structure, small size, low cost, convenient carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ningbo Cooskin Stationery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Quanqi Peng
  • Patent number: 8708297
    Abstract: A support structure for an electronic product includes a base (20), a support block (21), at least one connecting block (22), and an extension block (23). The base has a first guide channel (201) and a second guide channel (202). The support block has a first guide rail (210), a first connecting channel (211) and a side rail (212). The connecting block has a second guide rail (220), a first connecting rail (221) and a second connecting channel (222). The extension block has a third guide rail (230) and a second connecting rail (231). Thus, the base, the support block, the connecting block and the extension block are combined in different manners so that the inclined angle, space and height of the support structure can be adjusted arbitrarily so as to support the electronic product of different specifications and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsien Shen
  • Patent number: 8708296
    Abstract: The article holding device (9) of the present invention includes a base (1), a holding member (2) capable of sliding along a grip width of gripping an article (K), and a locking device (4) for holding in a position after sliding and adjusting the holding member (2), wherein the locking device (4) include a gear (40), an engaging portion 33 capable of coupling with the gear (40), an urging member (S2) for applying an urging force for causing the engaging portion (33) to couple with the gear (40), a rack (23) provided on the holding member, a pinion (44) engaging the rack (23) and being placed roughly coaxially with the gear (40), and a one-way clutch (46) interposed between the gear (40) and the pinion (44) and configured to become disconnected from the gear (40) and to be slipped only when the pinion (44) is rotated in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: NIFCO Inc.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20140077053
    Abstract: A projector mount is provided, which includes a foundation, a base, a Y axis translation unit, a rod, an X axis translation unit, a telescopic element, a Z axis translation unit and an angle adjusting unit. The base is connected to the foundation. The base is moved in the Y axis relative to the foundation via the Y axis translation unit. The rod is connected to the base. The rod is moved in the X axis relative to the base via the X axis translation unit. The telescopic element is connected to the rod. The telescopic element is moved in the Z axis relative to the rod via the Z axis translation unit. The angle adjusting unit is connected to the telescopic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Chen-Hsien CHANG
  • Patent number: 8672606
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular connection structure and the second annular connection structure may form at least part of an interface between the air inlet housing and the intake ducting during operation of the gas turbine engine. The first and second annular connection structures may have shapes allowing the first annular connection structure to be moved through and beyond the second annular connection structure in a forward direction, the forward direction being opposite a direction of compressed air flow in the compressor during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel James Glynn, Charles Cornelius, Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8613413
    Abstract: A compact type fine-tuning lifter, which may have a volume of 8 cm×5 cm×4 cm and is able to support an article with the weight of several hundreds of kilograms, and can achieve a fine-tuning of micrometer scale. The lifter can achieve the efficacies of miniaturization, fine-tuning and low-cost by utilizing the combination of simple mechanisms comprising a base, a sliding seat, a sliding block and an adjustable screw bolt to perform the fine tuning in X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis directions, respectively, to position the adjustable screw bolt. The present invention also relates to a use of the lifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Leading Precision Inc.
    Inventor: Hwa-Fu Chen
  • Publication number: 20130335910
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-function supporter for a portable terminal which has a novel structure so as to stably support the portable terminal. The multi-function supporter has a concave groove 11 having a shape corresponding to that of a second housing 20 on a lower surface of a first housing 10. Also, when the second housing 20 is laterally rotated and spread, the lower surface of the first housing 10 may be closely attached to a bottom surface to support the supporter without being laterally shaken. Thus, a portable terminal 1 mounted on the supporter may be prevented from laterally falling down or the supporter may be prevented from falling down together with the portable terminal 1, thereby allowing stable mounting of the portable terminal 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Young-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 8590852
    Abstract: A first apparatus for supporting a wheel of a vehicle includes a support structure and a support movably mounted on the support structure. At least one locating member and clamping mechanism are mounted to the support structure and the support. The clamping mechanism engages the locating member so that the support is held in a predetermined position relative to the support structure. A second apparatus for supporting a wheel of a vehicle includes a bearing surface and a support movably mounted on the bearing surface. A first locating member is positioned underneath the bearing surface, and a shaft is mounted to the underside of the support and extends through the bearing surface and the locating member. When an actuator is retracted, the first locating member bears against the bearing surface so that the support is held in a predetermined position relative to the bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Snap-On Tools of Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roy J. Dantas, Alexandru P. Mustata
  • Patent number: 8584996
    Abstract: A support stand includes a first casing, a rotary mechanism, a second casing and a holder. The rotary mechanism is disposed in the first casing and has a first gear and a threaded rod coordinated with each other. The second casing is connected with the rotary mechanism. The second casing is able to rotate from a first position to a second position in relative to the first casing. The holder is connected with the threaded rod. When the second casing is at the first position, the holder is stored in the first casing. When the second casing is rotated to the second position, the second casing drives the first gear to coordinately rotate the threaded rod so as to push the holder out of the first casing. The support stand occupies less space as the holder is stored, and it has better overall integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Chung
  • Publication number: 20130277522
    Abstract: An infant item holder for holding one or more infant items. The infant item holder may include a base with a passage. The infant item holder may also include an elongated member that is longer than the passage and includes first and second ends. The elongated member may be positioned in the passage with the first end extending from a first side of the passage and the second end extending from a second side of the passage. The elongated member may be movably positioned within the passage and adjustable between a first orientation with the first end in closer proximity to the base than the second end, and a second orientation with the second end in closer proximity to the base than the first end. Infant items may be positioned at the ends of the elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Tabor Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130279087
    Abstract: A portable electronic device stand includes a U-shaped main body having a receiving recess formed on a bottom thereof and defining a front receiving space; and a mating part including a seat portion and a back support, which together giving the mating part a substantially L-shaped configuration. The seat portion is pivotally turnably connected to and located in the front receiving space, and the back support is removably received in the receiving recess on the bottom of the main body. With the mating part pivotally turnably connected to between the U-shaped main body, the portable electronic device stand can be converted from an extended state for use into a folded state having a minimal volume for convenient storage and easy portability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: GOOD WAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ying-Hao Lin
  • 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: 8544808
    Abstract: The ventilation support for laptop computers provides support for a laptop computer on an uneven or soft surface to allow improved air circulation for the cooling of the laptop computer. The ventilation support for laptop computers includes a flat, planar panel generally matching the bottom surface dimensions of the laptop computer. A front edge of the panel is hinged to the front edge of the bottom surface of the laptop computer. One or more collapsible support members join a rear portion of the panel to a rear portion of the bottom surface of the laptop computer. The collapsible support members will support the laptop computer above the panel in the open position during use, but readily collapse to allow the panel to be placed into the closed position for storage. The collapsible support member(s) may be rigid and unitary, or articulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: David J. Saad
  • Patent number: 8544809
    Abstract: A swivel device on which a chair can be secured, and which is configured to allow the easy elimination or reduction of accumulated dirt and/or sand. The swivel device may include a mounting device, and a base, wherein the mounting device is connected to the base so that the mounting device can rotate with respect to the base. The swivel device may further include a device for keeping a chair stationary on the mounting device, a first cavity located between the mounting device and the base, and a device for aiding rotation of the mounting device with respect to the base located in the first cavity. There may be a first opening of the mounting device leading to the first cavity, leading to a first opening of the base, which leads to an area outside of the swivel device. The swivel device accommodates all straight and lounge chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph N. Laurita
  • Patent number: 8516638
    Abstract: A feeding pillow is constructed of a pillow body that is generally defined by a medial region and two opposing arms. The medial region is configured to be placed near or adjacent a user's stomach, with the arms generally near or adjacent the user's sides. The pillow body has a top surface that is adapted to hold a baby and a bottom surface that is adapted to be placed on the user's lap. The pillow body further includes a fabric cover and a fill material disposed within the fabric cover. Also, a support member is removably positioned at or above one of surfaces such that one surface is more firm than the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • 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: 20130193292
    Abstract: A supporting structure for an electronic device is provided to reduce the thickness or volume of device structures in conventional skills. The supporting structure includes a connecting arm having a first end and a second end which are substantially pivoted to a side region of a sliding and/or rotating module and an edge portion of a substrate module, respectively. With the connecting arm being rotated in response to the movement of the sliding and/or rotating module, the rotation or combination type can be provided between the first and second ends of the connecting arm and the side regions of the sliding and/or rotating module and the edge portion of the substrate module, thereby improving difficulties of the internal structure and design of the assembly of conventional supporting structure and electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: AN SZU HSU, CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130153732
    Abstract: A test support apparatus includes a base, a support bracket, a first positioning member mounted to the support bracket; and a positioning arm. The support bracket is pivotally mounted to the base and keeps an angle relative to the base. The support bracket supports a product. The positioning arm defines an elongated positioning slot. The positioning arm is mounted to the base. The first positioning member is positioned in different positions of the elongated positioning slot to change the angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CONG-XU HU, YU-LAN LIU, YONG MA, YU-LIN LIU
  • 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