With Incremental Adjustment About Fixed Horizontal Pivot Patents (Class 248/397)
  • Patent number: 11577839
    Abstract: An aircraft seat includes infinitely adjustable, lateral tilt control within a specified range. The aircraft seat includes a stationary support, a tilting frame rotatably or translatably attached to the stationary base, and a tilt control mechanism to adjust the tilt within the defined range and positively lock the frame without back-driving. The tilt control mechanism may include a plurality of linkages connected to the stationary support and the tilting frame, and to each other via a threaded block; a threaded shaft adjusts the linkages and thereby adjust the tilt. Alternatively, the tilt control mechanism comprises a curved rack and a pinion. The threaded block and threaded shaft, or the rack and pinion define ACME threads to prevent back-driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: AMI Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas E. Hoover
  • Patent number: 11510700
    Abstract: Embodiments systems and methods for a platform that is configured to hold a medical device. In embodiments, a physician, nurse, medical practitioner, etc. may perform actions to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device while the medical device is secured to the platform. In further embodiments, the platform may include robotic components configured to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Prabhat Kumar Ahluwalia, Puja Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 11402061
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting apparatus for mounting electronic devices and objects of various sizes on a flat surface comprises a first bracket and a second bracket. Each of the first and second brackets comprise a substantially horizontal plate, a substantially vertical plate, a back plate extending substantially vertically from a second transverse edge of the substantially horizontal plate, and a reusable adhesive layer disposed at a rear portion of the back plate. The substantially horizontal plate of each of the first and second brackets comprise a first retaining abutment extending substantially vertically from a first transverse edge of the substantially horizontal plate. The substantially vertical plate of each of the first and second brackets comprise a second retaining abutment extending substantially laterally from a first transverse edge of the substantially vertical plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cell Gell Mounts, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Clyde Pittman, Jason Michael Truda
  • Patent number: 11085577
    Abstract: A support device for a container holding various items and a container including a support device. The support device includes a top section, a base section and a pair of foldable strut assemblies connected diagonally between the top section and the base section. The top section either forms a portion of the container or the container is mounted on the top section. Each strut assembly includes a pair of legs pivotably connected together and configured to automatically pivot to an extended position when the support device is held above a support surface and a release mechanism actuated, whereupon the base section drops with respect to the top section into engagement with the support surface. A biasing mechanism is provided to assist in pivoting the legs to the extended position and holding the legs in that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Roger F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10752139
    Abstract: An active suspension system comprises at least one biasing device configured to support a body from a structure, and at least one motor. A magnetorheological (MR) fluid clutch apparatus(es) is coupled to the at least one motor to receive torque from the motor, the MR fluid clutch apparatus controllable to transmit a variable amount of torque. A mechanism is between the at least one MR fluid clutch apparatus and the body to convert the torque received from the at least one MR fluid clutch apparatus into a force on the body. Sensor(s) provide information indicative of a state of the body or structure. A controller receives the information indicative of the state of the body or structure and for outputting a signal to control the at least one MR fluid clutch apparatus in exerting a desired force on the body to control movement of the body according to a desired movement behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: EXONETIK INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Plante, Marc Denninger, Guifre Julio, Patrick Chouinard, Pascal Larose, Caroline Fraser
  • Patent number: 10537184
    Abstract: Adjustable mattress assemblies and processes including an adjustable mattress foundation dimensioned to support a mattress configured to accommodate two supine users during use thereof includes a foundation frame including a first sub-foundation configured with at least one motorized actuator to effect inclination or declination of the mattress support surface and an abutting second sub-foundation free of a motorized actuator. The second foundation is mechanically coupled to the first foundation such that articulation of the first sub-foundation results in a similar articulation in the second foundation. The first and second foundations have similar length, height and width dimensions, which collectively approximates the size of the oversized mattress configured to accommodate two supine users, e.g., king size, queen size, California king size, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Jeffrey M. Woodall, Francis Jan
  • Patent number: 10525425
    Abstract: A method for processing a fluid includes removably securing a retention member to a vessel that bounds a chamber; inserting a collapsible bag within the chamber of the vessel; securing the bag to the retention member so that the bag is supported within the chamber of the vessel; and dispensing a fluid into a compartment of the collapsible bag supported within the chamber of the vessel. The fluid can be mixed within bag while the bag is disposed within the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Jacob D. Lee, Whitt F. Woods, Patrick L. Draper
  • Patent number: 10517404
    Abstract: A chair for supporting a body of a user in a substantially upright position relative to a vertical-axis; the chair includes a frame, a chest-support, a seat and at least one knee-support. In a preferred embodiment, the chair includes a tray configured to hold items/tools such as dentist equipment. The chair is useful for supporting the body of the user who needs to be seated for a prolonged period of time, to prevent un-comfort associated with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: David Hopper, Brian Vence, John Stanevicius
  • Patent number: 10479529
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for holding a panel. A rigid frame is secured on an aircraft on a rework area on the aircraft. A carrier is attached to the rigid frame. The panel is held on the carrier and the carrier moves the panel about a plurality of axes. The panel moves with the carrier such that the panel has a desired position relative to a rework opening in the rework area. The panel is attached to the aircraft while the panel is held in the desired position relative to the rework opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul R. Gehlsen
  • Patent number: 10413327
    Abstract: Embodiments systems and methods for a platform that is configured to hold a medical device. In embodiments, a physician, nurse, medical practitioner, etc. may perform actions to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device while the medical device is secured to the platform. In further embodiments, the platform may include robotic components configured to change the positioning and orientation of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Prabhat Kumar Ahluwalia, Puja Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10386014
    Abstract: A desk platform structure for a fitness bike, including a desk platform, a desk platform fixing and sliding mechanism and a supporting rod is provided. The desk platform fixing and sliding mechanism includes a pair of fixing bars, a pair of sliding rails, and a fixing rack. The desk platform is installed on the fixing bars which are installed on the sliding rails. The sliding rails are fixed on guiding bars at two sides of the fixing rack which is connected to the supporting rod. A braking mechanism and a control mechanism for sliding and positioning of the fixing bar are disposed between the fixing bar and the fixing rack. Accordingly, the desk platform is more stable and reliable, and may slide and be positioned at any location. It is convenient to use the desk platform by further adjusting the inclination angle of the desk platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Xu Bo Pei
  • Patent number: 10342355
    Abstract: The chair of the present disclosure balances safety, comfort, ergonomics, numerous desk geometries, a variety of floor surfaces, the physics of cantilevered elements, the height of floor obstacles, and a large range of body types/sizes. It can address the recommendations of ergonomic experts and adds the unique forward footrest/exercise bar for stretching, core workouts, and to increase the variety of ergonomic seating positions. The entire product can fold into a compact light weight package for easy transport and stowage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Derecktor Marine Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Derecktor, Michael Miller, Rebecca Lorick
  • Patent number: 10234073
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a motor bracket including a first body portion, a second body portion, and/or a third body portion that may be configured to receive a drive shaft. The second body portion may be connected to the first body portion via a plurality of connecting members. At least a portion of the third body portion may be disposed inside the second body portion. The first body portion may include a plurality of wings extending in an outward direction from the first body portion. At least one of the plurality of wings may include an accessory aperture. Each wing may include a plurality of endcap apertures. The first body portion may include a substantially L-shaped flange. The flange may include a hooked portion. The first body portion, the second body portion, and/or the third body portion may each have different radii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Abdella, John R. Sims, Kirk P. Koenig
  • Patent number: 10219966
    Abstract: A headrest adjustment system includes a tension block having a threaded aperture extending entirely through the tension block. The tension block is configured to be coupled to a chair. The headrest adjustment system also includes a screw configured to be moved through the threaded aperture along an axis, and a clamp lever pivotally coupled to the tension block. The clamp lever has an inclined surface. The axis intersects the inclined surface at an oblique angle. The headrest adjustment system also includes a headrest tension bracket configured to be coupled to the chair. The headrest tension bracket has a first end and a second end and the second end includes a flange. The clamp lever is configured to contact and press against the flange upon movement of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAVO DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Benfield, Lindsey Michael Howe
  • Patent number: 10001246
    Abstract: A body support device is usable to alleviate stress and strain from the weight of the upper torso on the lower back, spine, knees, and muscles. The body support device includes a chest plate, a body strap configured to couple the chest plate to a user, and a leg having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is configured for releasably coupling with the chest plate and wherein the distal end is configured to extend outwardly from the chest plate and the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sitzmann Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Beau Sitzmann
  • Patent number: 9801472
    Abstract: An upright active-sitting seat provides a connection of a seating leg to a base through an articulating joint that allows the user to move a seat front to back and side to side, allowing a more active sitting that encourages blood circulation. The chair includes a seat supported by a post that is connected to a mount via a ball joint rod by a transverse rod that is routed through the ball joint rod end. By way of a coil spring that engages with the mount and the post, the post is spring biased to a home position relative to the mount. When using the chair, a person may move the seat from the home position to a comfortable seating position. When the person stands from the chair after using it, the chair returns to its spring biased home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Safco Products Co.
    Inventors: Martin Keen, Ryan M. Coyle, Diau P. Hall, Justin W. Sirotin
  • Patent number: 9694727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for damping an upper suspension part in at least one spatial direction with respect to a lower suspension part movable relative thereto, wherein a spring apparatus which acts between the upper suspension part and the lower suspension part is provided for damping, wherein an actuating element is provided by way of which a force can be introduced into the device bidirectionally in the operating direction of the spring apparatus, wherein the actuating element is actuable via a control apparatus, wherein the actuating element comprises a drive, preferably in the form of a rotary field magnet, and a coupling rod, drivable by the drive and in the form of a shaft, in such a way that a distance between the lower suspension part and upper suspension part can be varied as a result of the coupling rod rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Grammar AG
    Inventors: Erwin Haller, Jens Kolb
  • Patent number: 9474377
    Abstract: An upright active-sitting seat provides a connection of a seating leg to a base through an articulating joint that allows the user to move a seat front to back and side to side, allowing a more active sitting that encourages blood circulation. The chair includes a seat supported by a post that is connected to a mount via a ball joint rod by a transverse rod that is routed through the ball joint rod end. By way of a coil spring that engages with the mount and the post, the post is spring biased to a home position relative to the mount. When using the chair, a person may move the seat from the home position to a comfortable seating position. When the person stands from the chair after using it, the chair returns to its spring biased home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Safco Products Co.
    Inventors: Martin Keen, Ryan M. Coyle, Diau P. Hall, Justin W. Sirotin
  • Patent number: 9316292
    Abstract: A strut including a housing, a plunger within a space in the housing and including a tapered outer circumferential surface, a primary spring engaged with the housing, a wedge element within the space and including a tapered inner circumferential surface engageable with the outer circumferential surface, and a secondary spring engaged with the wedge element and the plunger to urge the plunger in an axial direction. The primary spring urges the plunger in the axial direction with a first force. In a fully extended mode, the plunger is maximally displaced in the axial direction. In a contracted mode, the plunger is displaced in an opposite axial direction in response to application of a second force, sufficiently greater than the first force, on the plunger in the opposite axial direction. When the second force is sufficiently decreased, the plunger displaces with respect to the housing in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hewitt, Lucian Botez, Eric Berndt
  • Publication number: 20150096474
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a person's upper torso while kneeling and leaning forward against another substantially vertical surface while keeping the user's hands free. The device features a horizontal base connected to a rigid, canted support structure that extends up and away from the base to a planar surface. The support structure can be outfitted with a support member to contact the substantially vertical surface and provide further stability. Furthermore, the device can be outfitted with a horizontal tray including a reservoir to store tools and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: THADDEUS R. HILL
  • Publication number: 20150076307
    Abstract: A holder assembly for supporting a displaying device is disclosed in the present invention. The holder assembly includes a base, a brace and a supporting arm. An end of the brace is connected to the base, and a sphere is disposed on the other end of the brace. An end of the supporting arm is connected to the displaying device, and a pivot portion is disposed on the other end of the supporting arm. The pivot portion corresponds to the sphere, and the sphere is rotatably disposed on the pivot portion. Comparing to the prior art, the present invention has preferable convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Top Victory Investments Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Ping Tsai, Tzu-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8967569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support structure. A main hinge of the structure is installed with a stop mechanism, so when an object to be supported is placed at a higher location while being in an unfolding state, the object to be supported is restrained from being rotated from a vertical state to a horizontal folding state, thereby preventing falling due to the unstable gravity center; when a connection unit is folded towards a base, an upper end of a first auxiliary connection member links the stop mechanism to rotate for gradually altering the stopping location, so the object to be supported is enabled to be horizontally folded; as such, the object to be supported can be maintained in a stable state during the folding process, thereby preventing the occurrence of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 8939422
    Abstract: A support device is disclosed. The support device includes a connecting element and a first support frame. The connecting element is used for connecting the support device to a portable electronic device and includes a plurality of positioning protruding points. One end of the first support frame includes a positioning hole used for connecting to one of the plurality of the positioning protruding points; another end of the first support frame contacts a plane so that a clamping angle between the portable electronic device and the plane is formed, and the clamping angle is different if the positioning hole connects to different positioning protruding points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Cheng Liu, Yu-Hua Chang
  • Patent number: 8891248
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable support includes a base, a carrier and a pivot mechanism. The base includes a sidewall and a bottom. The sidewall has a first pivot and a second pivot. The pivot mechanism pivotally connects the carrier with the base. The pivot mechanism has three working states. The carrier is locked when the pivot mechanism works in a first working state. The carrier is capable of pivoting relative to the base in a clockwise or anticlockwise when the pivot mechanism works in a second working state. The carrier is free to rotate when the pivot mechanism works in a third working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Chu, Chang-Cheng Lin, Kuo-Kuang Liu
  • Patent number: 8888059
    Abstract: A fastening device (6) for detachably fastening a first component (4) to a second component (5), especially to a motor vehicle. A bearing block (7), which has a stay bolt (13), is fastened to one component (5). The bearing block (7) has an anchor bracket (8), which is fastened to the other component (4) and which has an anchor hook (15) for hooking onto the stay bolt (13). A locking device (16) is provided which can be adjusted between a locking state, in which anchor hook (15) can be hooked into and detached from the stay bolt (13), and an unlocking state, in which stay bolt (13) is fixed to the anchor hook (15) hooked into same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ebersp├Ącher Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Kohberg, Marko Schulz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8797765
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to an angle adjustable device, which includes: a base having a fixing member disposed thereon, where the fixing member has a fixing surface; a switch mechanism having a locking ring, a first gear, and a second gear, while at least one block protrudes from the inner surface of the locking ring, with the first gear having a contact incline slidingly abutted by the block, where the contact incline is defined with a first end and a second end, where the first gear is received by the locking ring and capable of meshing with the second gear; and a rotator having at least one connecting member connected to the second gear. The instant disclosure also discloses an electronic display unit using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Cheng Lin, Ming-Jen Chen, Kuo-Kuang Liu
  • Publication number: 20140091190
    Abstract: An archery target stand having a pair of vertical supports adjustably attached to a horizontal platform, an elastic retaining means for securing block targets to the platform and a pair of base members adjustably attached to the distal ends of the vertical supports to provide axial adjustment for the target is easily transported to the range or into the field to offer a safe, secure and accurate target shooting experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: David B. Argo
  • Publication number: 20140014802
    Abstract: A support device is disclosed. The support device includes a connecting element and a first support frame. The connecting element is used for connecting the support device to a portable electronic device and includes a plurality of positioning protruding points. One end of the first support frame includes a positioning hole used for connecting to one of the plurality of the positioning protruding points; another end of the first support frame contacts a plane so that a clamping angle between the portable electronic device and the plane is formed, and the clamping angle is different if the positioning hole connects to different positioning protruding points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: CHUN-CHENG LIU, Yu-Hua Chang
  • Patent number: 8608124
    Abstract: A rotating and tilting cake stand comprising a rotation assembly, a base assembly, and a platter. The rotation assembly has a fixed portion and a rotatable portion. A rotation control mechanism controlling the rotation of the rotatable portion relative to the fixed portion. The base assembly has a base portion and a support portion that connects to the rotation assembly. Within the base assembly is a tilt-support arm that is connected to the rotation assembly and support portion with a pin that allows the tilt-support arm to pivot, causing the platter to tilt. In the base portion, a lock engages the tilt-support arm to either inhibit or allow the tilt-support arm to move freely. The lock is manipulated by a button in the base portion that is connected to a rotational pivot that is connected to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Franczyk, Stephanie Goode, Roy Melling, Hugh Melling, Kristian Buschmann
  • Patent number: 8567739
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is used for rotatably connecting a first object and a second object. The connection mechanism includes a positioning member capable of being inserted in a first fixing hole defined in the first object and the engaging hole defined in the second object for connecting the first object and the second object. The positioning member is slidable in the first fixing hole and in the engaging hole to interchange between a first position and a second position, the positioning member is received in the first fixing hole and the engaging hole to restrict the first object from rotating relative to the second object in the first position, and at least move out of the first fixing hole or the engaging hole to allow the first object to rotate relative to the second object in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cong-Bing Zhou
  • 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: 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: 8387938
    Abstract: An electronic device holder is revealed. The electronic device holder includes a base, a top cover and a support member. In use, a control member of the support member is pressed so that a locking shaft is moved inwards to push a shaft part moving into a pivot hole of an assembly block of the base. And a teeth part around the shaft part is released from teeth of a locking hole. Thus the support member can be rotated to the required position. Without any force applied to the control member, the teeth part of the shaft part is engaged with the teeth of the locking hole again due to the elastic member. Thus the support member is locked, the support block is then rotated to the required position and an electronic device is leaning against the support member. Therefore users can use electronics conveniently, without holding them in hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Jow Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8366063
    Abstract: A method of locking of and a directionally adjustable mount including a first plate arranged to stabilize an anisotropic device, a second plate arranged to engage the first plate and provide a support, a second supporting member arranged to engage the second plate and to rollably support the first plate so as to define a local spacing between the plates, and a first supporting member arranged to have a first axis of symmetry and to contact the first plate and engage the second supporting member. In a locked position, the supporting members are arranged coaxially regarding the axis of symmetry, such that a sum of a positioning force applied by the first supporting member and a locking force applied by the second supporting member upon the first plate substantially vanishes, so that a resulting local moment of force oriented to deform the at least one first plate also substantially vanishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sigma Space Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Cargo, Wayne Dennis Eklund
  • Publication number: 20120305739
    Abstract: An electronic device holder is revealed. The electronic device holder includes a main body, an adjustment member, a fixing part and at least one stopper. The main body consists of a supporting part and a blocking part. An electronic device is arranged at the blocking part while the supporting part holds the electronic device and the stopper is against the electronic device. One end of the adjustment member is fixed on the supporting part and the other end thereof is attached to the fixing part. An angle between the supporting part and the blocking part is adjusted by the adjustment member and the fixing part. Thus the mounting angle of the electronic device meets users' needs. The angle between the supporting part and the blocking part is changed along with the position of the adjustment member attached to the fixing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: OXERER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Chin HUANG
  • Patent number: 8317152
    Abstract: A bracket for supporting an electronic device includes a receiving part, a rotating arm, a base, and a locking device. Two opposite ends of the rotating arm are connected to the electronic device and the base. The locking device includes a locking mechanism positioned on the rotating arm, and a locked part positioned on the base. The locking mechanism includes a locking member, an elastic member, and an operating member. The locked part defines a locked position and an unlocked position, the locking member is capable of moving from the locked position to the unlocked position, the elastic member provides an elastic force to keep the locking member in the locked position so that the rotating arm stops moving, the operating member is operable to enable the locking member to overcome the elastic force to move to the unlocked position so that the rotating arm is capable of rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cong-Bing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20120293939
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a slidable support stand including a base, a cover and a support piece. The cover is disposed to the base and includes a first cover body and a second cover body. The first cover body is capable of rotating about the base, and the second cover body is pivoted to the first cover body and is capable of rotating about the first cover body. The support piece is disposed to one side of the base and is capable of sliding relative to the base. When the support piece slides out of the side of the base and the second cover body flips to the side of the base, the second cover body leans against the support piece, and thus the first cover body can be used for supporting a tablet computer or a handheld communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Che Wu, Chun-Nan Su
  • Publication number: 20120273644
    Abstract: An electronic device holder is revealed. The electronic device holder includes a base, a top cover and a support member. In use, a control member of the support member is pressed so that a locking shaft is moved inwards to push a shaft part moving into a pivot hole of an assembly block of the base. And a teeth part around the shaft part is released from teeth of a locking hole. Thus the support member can be rotated to the required position. Without any force applied to the control member, the teeth part of the shaft part is engaged with the teeth of the locking hole again due to the elastic member. Thus the support member is locked, the support block is then rotated to the required position and an electronic device is leaning against the support member. Therefore users can use electronics conveniently, without holding them in hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: JOW TONG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHUNG-HUNG LIN
  • Publication number: 20120211634
    Abstract: A supporting pedestal capable of adjusting an azimuth angle of an antenna system is disclosed in the present invention. The angle adjusting mechanism includes a main body and a tube. The main body includes a base, a first board and a second board. The first board and the second board are respectively disposed on two sides of the base. A first pivot hole and a first slot are formed on the first board. A second pivot hole is formed on the second board. The main body further includes a strengthening rib disposed on an edge of the base and connecting the first and second boards for preventing the first and second boards from bending relative to the base. The first and second pivot holes are respectively formed on the sides of the first and second boards adjacent to the strengthening rib. The tube pivots relative to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien, Yu-Fu Ku
  • Publication number: 20120211632
    Abstract: A supporting pedestal capable of adjusting an azimuth angle of an antenna system is disclosed in the present invention. The angle adjusting mechanism includes a main body and a tube. The main body includes a base, a first board and a second board. The first board and the second board are respectively disposed on two sides of the base. A first pivot hole and a first slot are formed on the first board. A second pivot hole is formed on the second board. The main body further includes a rib disposed on an edge of the base and connecting the first and second boards for preventing the first and second boards from bending relative to the base. The first and second pivot holes are respectively formed on the sides of the first and second boards adjacent to the rib. The tube pivots relative to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien
  • Publication number: 20120211633
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is used for rotatably connecting a first object and a second object. The connection mechanism includes a positioning member capable of being inserted in a first fixing hole defined in the first object and the engaging hole defined in the second object for connecting the first object and the second object. The positioning member is slidable in the first fixing hole and in the engaging hole to interchange between a first position and a second position, the positioning member is received in the first fixing hole and the engaging hole to restrict the first object from rotating relative to the second object in the first position, and at least move out of the first fixing hole or the engaging hole to allow the first object to rotate relative to the second object in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong-Bing ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8220759
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a portion (12) having an operation portion, a pedestal (20) which holds the main-body base portion (12) so as to be tiltable, a hook (31) which fixes the main-body base portion (12) in a tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a tooth row (224) which has teeth and engages with the hook (31) to fix the main-body base portion (12) in the tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a cam (33) which moves within the main-body base portion (12) in accordance with the tilt angle of the main-body base portion (12), and a cam control groove (226) which controls the movement of the cam (33), wherein when the hook (31) moves over the tooth at the uppermost step of the tooth row (224), the hook rides on the cam (33) thereby to release the engagement with the tooth row (224), then the hook moves downward in a state of riding on the cam (33), then the main-body base portion (12) releases the tilting and moves downward to restore to an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Shimotoso
  • Publication number: 20120174318
    Abstract: An adjustable support in the form of a headrest comprises a flexible arm (2) carrying a bifurcated branches (3a). The arm (82) is made up of identical segments (20) that can pivot in relation to each other. A wire (5) holds the arm (2) together and may be loosened by an adjusting mechanism (6) controlled by a knob (9). Partially cylindric surfaces (27, 29) on opposing ends (21, 22) of segments (20) have teeth-like projections extending transversely of the partially cylindric faces (27, 29) for mutual engagement and securing mutual position of adjacent segments (20). The adjustable support is thus able to carry greater loads than prior art adjustable supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: VERMUND LARSEN A/S
    Inventor: Michael Vestergaard
  • Publication number: 20120043447
    Abstract: A rotating and tilting cake stand comprising a rotation assembly, a base assembly, and a platter. The rotation assembly has a fixed portion and a rotatable portion. A rotation control mechanism controlling the rotation of the rotatable portion relative to the fixed portion. The base assembly has a base portion and a support portion that connects to the rotation assembly. Within the base assembly is a tilt-support arm that is connected to the rotation assembly and support portion with a pin that allows the tilt-support arm to pivot, causing the platter to tilt. In the base portion, a lock engages the tilt-support arm to either inhibit or allow the tilt-support arm to move freely. The lock is manipulated by a button in the base portion that is connected to a rotational pivot that is connected to the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Catherine Franczyk, Stephanie Goode, Roy Melling, Hugh Melling, Kristian Buschmann
  • Patent number: 8074956
    Abstract: A support stand includes a support member, a friction member, a first connecting bracket, and a second connecting bracket. The support member includes a base portion and two arched plates extending from an end of the base portion. The friction member is rotatably clamped by the arched plates. The first connecting bracket connected to a first end of the friction member. The second connecting bracket connected to a second end of the friction member opposite to the first end. The second connecting bracket is detachably attached to the first connecting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Chao-Zhong Fu, Jian Li
  • Publication number: 20110290977
    Abstract: An LED panel holder includes a rectangular case (1) comprising a longitudinal groove (1a) on a central portion of back, slots (1d) on one side, hooks (1e) on the other side, the hooks (1e) adapted to lockingly engage with the slots (1d), projecting members (1b, 1c) on top, and recessed members (1b, 1c) on bottom, the recessed members (1b, 1c) being complementary to the projecting members (1b, 1c); and a support assembly (2) comprising an elongated support (2a) releasably secured to the groove (1a), a base (2c) having one end pivotably secured to bottom of the groove (1a), and an arm (2b) having one end adjustably secured to the support (2) and the other end pivotably secured to the other end of the base (2c). The support assembly (2) is adapted to retract into the groove (1a) to render the back of the case (1) to be substantially flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Ming Feng Lin, Wei Wang, Ping Lin Zhao, Jingang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110226924
    Abstract: An adjustable stand, for supporting a device having a lateral surface defining a number of recessed portions, includes a base, a rotating frame, and two connecting axles. The rotating frame includes a chassis and two opposing arms extending arcuately and upward from the chassis, wherein the chassis is rotatably connected to the base. The two connecting axles are rotatably connected to the two opposing arms, respectively. Each of the two connecting axles includes at least one elastic protrusion fitting into one of the plurality of recessed portions, and connecting the device to the two connecting axles, wherein the at least one elastic protrusion is able to deform to allow the device to rotatably connect with the two connecting axles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZE-BO LIN, JIAN-HUI DAI, SHOU-JI LIU, TE-SHENG JAN, YU-TAO CHEN, CHUN-CHE YEN
  • Publication number: 20110215217
    Abstract: Stands for mobile communication devices are provided. In one embodiment, a stand for a mobile communication device includes a backing adapted to at least partially cover a back side of a mobile communication device. The backing has a cutout portion formed by at least one inner edge of the backing. The stand also includes a support flap pivotably coupled to the at least one inner edge of the backing. The support flap is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The cutout portion of the backing receives the support flap when the support flap is in the retracted position. The support flap is adapted to support the mobile communication device in a standing position when the support flap is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Louis De La Garza
  • Patent number: 7980625
    Abstract: The Back Jack is an upper body support to be used when a person is working on their hands and knees. The Back Jack has a base with a chest pad on one side and a support rod pivotally mounted on the other side. The chest pad is made of a high quality or memory foam and covered with a vinyl material. The support rod pivot joint can be locked in a working position perpendicular to the base, a transport position parallel to the base, and one or more intermediate positions. The support rod is made of telescoping sections to accommodate workers of different heights. The telescoping sections are adjusted by a spring pin fixed to an inner shaft which fits through holes in an outer shaft. A pivoting rubber foot is mounted to the bottom of the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Christian Shane Worthington