Notch Or Cavity-engaging Retainer Patents (Class 248/423)
  • Patent number: 10244872
    Abstract: A child support device is provided with a height that is easily adjustable. The child support device includes a seat assembly suspended from at least one upright frame member extending above the seat assembly by at least one support member. The upright frame member includes a cap through which the support member is threaded. The height of the seat assembly is vertically adjustable by repositioning engagement of the support member with the at least one upright frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: John Matthew Thomson, Yuk Tong Poon, Stephen R. Burns
  • Patent number: 10226661
    Abstract: An upper wall mount bracket configured for use with a foldable weightlifting rack assembly including a central panel, a top wall mount panel and a bottom wall mount panel. The top wall mount panel and the bottom wall mount panel are substantially planar and offset from the central panel. The top wall mount panel and the bottom mount panel are positionable to overlie a wall surface, and including at least one slot extending therethrough configured to receive a fastener therethrough to, in turn, couple the upper wall mount bracket to the wall surface. The central panel has a first side mounting region proximate to a first end thereof and a second side mounting region proximate a second end thereof. An upper rack mount assembly may be configured for use in association with the foldable weightlifting rack assembly and the upper wall mount bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Coulter Ventures LLC
    Inventors: William Henniger, Nash Dunahay
  • Patent number: 9615658
    Abstract: A projectile resistant desk. The desk includes a desktop support having a receptacle and a removable desktop hingedly coupled to a slip rod; wherein the slip rod substantially corresponds to the receptacle and allows the desktop to be removably secured to the desktop support. The projectile resistant desk is suited for frame styled or storage styled supports. The desktop can be made of a variety of materials including bullet-resistant glass, polycarbonates, polyurethane, fiberglass and resins and can include one or more handles on its underside. The desk can further include a projectile resistant leg shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Donald Ray Nobles, Alexander Ryan Nobles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038980
    Abstract: A height adjustable platform and method include a ratchet platform having a platform upper assembly with a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet includes a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail secured to the platform riser tube. The ratchet platform also includes a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. The support column is secured to the platform base. An end of the ratchet is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The platform upper assembly actuator includes a pedal sub assembly and an upper linkage. The upper linkage is attached to the pedal sub assembly. Actuation of the pedal sub assembly actuates the upper linkage. Actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform. The ratchet platform also includes an energy attenuation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle L. Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20150122965
    Abstract: A jack stand for use with a power unit having a slide forward bridge for positioning by the jack stand; and having a pair of leveling pads with inner roller bearings thereon for engaging an upper lifting plate of the jack stand, and a bottom plate having openings therein for engaging a mobile rack for transporting the jack stands. The jack stand has the bottom plate with a series of telescopic frames extendable therefrom, and the upper lifting plate extending from the upper frame, having side flanges with a rectangular bottom surface thereon for engaging the roller bearing of the power unit. A pair of bumpers are attached to the lowermost vertical frame with one extending forwardly and one extending rearwardly (one of which is always positioned) for engaging the slide forward bridge, as the jack stand is loaded into the power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Harry H. Arzouman
  • Patent number: 9010737
    Abstract: A seat height adjusting apparatus for a vehicle includes an air spring configured to raise or lower a seat of the vehicle, a control valve connected to the air spring and configured to selectively supply air to the air spring, a push rod configured to selectively press an air injection pin or an air discharge pin of the control valve, an arm rod fastened to the push rod and configured to rotate the push rod, a height adjusting cable fastened to one side of the arm rod and configured to rotate the arm rod, and a height adjusting lever configured to move the height adjusting cable in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Han Il E Hwa, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 9010711
    Abstract: A juvenile product height adjustment mechanism which allows for easy, secure adjustment by a caregiver is comprised of a rotatable knob received within a sliding channel and rotatably but securely attached to a slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Pleiman, Andrew R. Davis, David R. Sander
  • Patent number: 8979059
    Abstract: A ratchet platform is vertically adjustable and supports a soldier standing thereupon. The ratchet platform has a platform upper assembly having a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet has a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail. The ratchet platform also has a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. An end of the ratchet is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The ratchet platform has a platform upper assembly actuator having a pedal sub-assembly and an upper linkage. Actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform. The ratchet platform also has a base plate secured to the vehicle floor. The ratchet platform has a seat plate which provides support to the platform upper assembly, the platform lower assembly, and an energy attenuation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Greenwood, Bobby D. Melvin
  • Patent number: 8967580
    Abstract: A seat base frame has pairs of tracks, each having an upper rail longitudinally displaceably guided relative to a lower rail and lockable by means of a locking device on the lower rail. A seat structure is connected to the upper rails, and a transverse support extends substantially perpendicular to the upper rails and is connected thereto. The transverse support is fixed in the axial direction thereof relative to the upper rails and rotatably connected thereto, wherein an actuating lever and a control lever are disposed rotationally fixed relative to each other and spaced apart from each other on the transverse support such that each can be engaged by a locking device for adjusting the locking device between a locked position fixing the upper rail relative to the lower rail and a release position releasing the upper rail relative to the lower rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: C. Rob. Hammerstein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wilfried Beneker, Andre Dick, Toralf Müller, Stephan Springenberg, Dirk Hanisch
  • Patent number: 8967581
    Abstract: A seat connector which connects a vehicle seat with a base support, and method of connecting the same. The set connector has a base interface which connects to the base support, and a seat interface which connects to the vehicle seat. Both interfaces cooperate together by having the seat interface slide along the base interface. Both during and before this sliding engagement, the weight of the seat interface and the attached seat are supported by the base interface and other weight supports. Upon completing the sliding engagement, the vehicle seat is temporarily in a locked position where movement of the vehicle seat in all directions relative to the base support is restrained, even without the use of mechanical fasteners to secure the connection. The vehicle seat is then secured to the base support with mechanical fasteners. The vehicle seat can be removed from the base support by sliding the vehicle seat in a rearward direction along the base interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Étienne L'Huillier, Étienne Archambault
  • Patent number: 8882073
    Abstract: A support arrangement for a solar module includes a post having a first surface section. A support structure includes a connecting element presenting a second surface section facing the first surface section in a direction of a joint surface normal of the first and second surface sections. A stop element is arranged in the surface normal direction offset to the first and second surface sections. A first form-fitting connection exists between the stop element and the post and a second form-fitting connection exists between the stop element and the connecting element, providing vertical support of the connecting element relative to the post. The first and second form-fitting connections are producible at different heights of the connecting element relative to the post. A fastening element holds in place the first surface section and the second surface section relative to each other in the direction of the joint surface normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Habdank PV-Montagesysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Habdank, Peter Habdank, Ralf Baumann
  • Publication number: 20140306084
    Abstract: A collapsible stand including plurality of side members, each having one or more fastener elements operable to removably engage one another to assemble a base capable of supporting a supportable object. The collapsible stand can further include a stabilizer, a support member guide, and a support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Dale R. Klinzmann
  • Patent number: 8814461
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for an object that is lockable on a rail is provided such that the object may be undone in a single manual operating step. The apparatus may be used in a passenger aircraft in which it is necessary to slide seats or other built-in devices. The apparatus includes at least one first base body, at least one first locking body, and at least one first operating element. The at least one first base body is designed to be placed on top of the rail. The at least one first locking body is movably held to the at least one first base body, and is shaped to be placed into the rail. The at least one first operating element is connected to the at least one first locking body for moving the at least one first locking body in the direction of the interior of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Paul Vine
  • Patent number: 8814109
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a seat post assembly that is adjustable to an upper, intermediate, and lower seat post position using a locking member and a sleeve member coupled to an actuator for securing and releasing an inner tube with respect to an outer tube. The actuator may move the sleeve member to release the locking member from engagement with the outer tube to adjust the inner tube and thus the seat post assembly to the upper, intermediate, or lower seat post positions. The actuator and the sleeve may be biased into an initial position that urges the locking member into engagement with outer tube to lock the inner tube to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Laird, John L. Calendrille, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8800948
    Abstract: A slide locking apparatus for a seat includes a first locking section with plural first locking pieces and at least one second locking section group with forward, intermediate, and rear second locking sections. When at least one of the first locking pieces locks with one of the second locking sections, another first locking piece locks with another second locking section. A first lock inhibiting section inhibits the forward second locking section from engaging any of the locking pieces when a rearwardmost locking piece is forward of a position where the rearwardmost locking piece coincides with the intermediate locking section. A second inhibiting section inhibits the rear second locking section from locking with any of the locking pieces when the forward locking piece is rearward of the intermediate locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakayama, Yasuhito Domoto
  • Patent number: 8789804
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for adjusting a seat height of a vehicle, comprising a height adjusting lever engaged in a gear tooth structure with a height adjusting pivot and changing the gear tooth engagement structure by means of the upward and downward rotations, a height adjusting cable rotating along a cable guide by means of the upward and downward rotations of the height adjusting lever and a rotor connected with the height adjusting cable for thereby selectively pressurizing an air injection pin or an air discharge pin of a control valve depending on the rotation direction of the height adjusting cable, and adjusting an amount of air in an interior of an air spring which is connected with the control valve and adjusts the height of the seat, so the height can be conveniently adjusted, and the riding quality can be improved, and the manufacture cost can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Han Il e Hwa Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 8757577
    Abstract: A slide rail device includes forward/rearward-movement restricting grooves formed on an upper rail; lock portions which are movable in the forward and/or rearward direction relative to the upper rail, wherein the lock portions are lock-engaged with the lock grooves and the forward/rearward-movement restricting grooves when the lock release lever is positioned at the locked position, and the lock portions are released from the lock grooves when the lock release lever is positioned at the unlocked position; and restricting lugs formed on an upper rail, wherein the restricting lugs restrict the lock portions from moving forward or rearward from the forward/rearward-movement restricting grooves, to which the lock portions correspond, by the lock portions coming in contact with the restricting lugs when the lock release lever is positioned at the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventor: Hayashi Naoki
  • Publication number: 20140124640
    Abstract: A ratchet platform is vertically adjustable and supports a soldier standing thereupon. The ratchet platform has a platform upper assembly having a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet has a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail. The ratchet platform also has a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. An end of the ratchet is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The ratchet platform has a platform upper assembly actuator having a pedal sub-assembly and an upper linkage. Actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform. The ratchet platform also has a base plate secured to the vehicle floor. The ratchet platform has a seat plate which provides support to the platform upper assembly, the platform lower assembly, and an energy attenuation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BLACK MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Greenwood, Bobby D. Melvin
  • Patent number: 8702046
    Abstract: A telescoping mount includes an outer member, an inner member at least partially received in the outer member such that one member is movable relative to the other member between an extended position and a retracted position, a platform coupled to one of the outer and inner members for supporting a device, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is operable to substantially lock the position of the outer and inner members relative to one another in a plurality of non-predefined positions between the extended position and the retracted position. The locking mechanism is movable manually by a user to an unlocked position allowing adjustment of the mount between the extended and retracted positions, and the locking mechanism is movable automatically, upon release of the locking mechanism by the user, to a locked position in which the outer and inner members are substantially prevented from moving relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Jeramie Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140083005
    Abstract: An improved portable support bench frame is disclosed. The support bench frame disclosed herein provides for portability while simultaneously sustaining large weight loads on the bench. The support bench frame is also vertically adjustable to provide advantages during certain uses and to also lower the bench's center of gravity when needed. The lightweight nature of the frame makes it easier to transport and disassemble, while the modular nature of the apparatus allows components to be easily added or removed. The portable bench frame disclosed herein may be used in any field where a supporting frame might be necessary such as building, design, architecture, models, horticulture, or presentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Collins
  • Patent number: 8677911
    Abstract: A lower housing portion and an upper housing portion define an internal technology box that holds a lap top computer such that the base of the laptop is securely held in the technology box while the screen extends above the work surface. The technology box is located remotely from the work surface/keyboard stack. The upper housing may be moved from a closed use position to a partially open, forward position allowing a user to access the power button of laptop and to a fully open position where the laptop may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Grant McRorie
  • Patent number: 8662466
    Abstract: A multi-functional mobile laptop desk includes a base, on which a support member is set; the end of the support member far from the base is provided with a joint, the top of the joint is provided with a first upper arm, and the lower part of the joint is provided with a first A lower arm and a first B lower arm paralleling with the first upper arm; the end of the first upper arm far from the joint is connected with the top of a tooth tank; the ends of the first A lower arm and the first B lower arm far from the joint are connected with the lower part of the tooth tank; the top of the another end of the tooth tank is provided with a second upper arm, and the lower part of the end is provided with a second A lower arm and a second B lower arm paralleling with the second upper arm; the another end of the second upper arm far from the tooth tank is connected with the top of a connecting seat; the another ends of the second A lower arm and the second B lower arm far from the tooth tank are connected with the lower
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan Maichi Electric Appliance Co., Limited
    Inventor: Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 8657247
    Abstract: A height adjustable platform and method include a ratchet platform having a platform upper assembly having a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet includes a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail. The ratchet platform further includes a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. A ratchet end is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The ratchet platform also includes a platform upper assembly actuator having a pedal sub assembly and an upper linkage. The upper linkage is attached to the pedal sub assembly. Actuation of the pedal sub assembly actuates the upper linkage. In addition, actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform. The ratchet platform also includes a strap retractor and a strap. The strap retractor retracts the strap upon achieving a strap threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle L. Greenwood, Bobby D. Melvin
  • Publication number: 20140021321
    Abstract: A stand for supporting an object, such as a computer monitor. The stand has upper and lower frames that are connected by the side walls of one frame being spaced from each other so that they fit in close proximity to the side walls of the other frame. The upper frame has a platform that bridges or connects downwardly depending generally vertical side walls; while the lower frame has a bottom from which upwardly extending and generally vertical side wall extend. Projections extending inwardly or outwardly from one of the closely side walls of one from engage support edges formed in or carried by a side wall of the other frame. For purposes of cost and appearance, the frames may be made from bent sheets of stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: JUSTIDEAS COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas BELLAIR
  • Patent number: 8632043
    Abstract: A fore-aft adjustable vehicle seat formed of a plastic seat shell having an integrally formed latch handle recess molded into the shell that pivotally receives and retains a latch having a handle at one end and that is disposed in pivotal engagement with the shell at its opposite end. The latch is provided by an elongate bar that is spring biased outwardly into a slide plate engaging position that opposes fore-aft seat movement. A preferred latch handle recess includes a recessed latch seating channel integrally molded into the shell in communication with a latch receiver pocket integrally molded into the shell in which one end of the latch bar is pivotally received with engagement between the latch bar and shell defining a pivot about which the latch is biased by a coil spring outwardly toward a seat position adjustment opposing position where the latch bar releasably engages the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Milsco Manufacturing Company, A Unit Of Jason Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Dahlbacka, Kenneth Braun
  • Patent number: 8596598
    Abstract: A booster structure of legs contains a support plate including four posts disposed at four corners of a bottom end thereof respectively. Each post includes a plurality of recesses having a vertical sliding section and a number of horizontal retaining sections perpendicular to the vertical sliding section. Each of a plurality of vertical moving units, including includes an inner stem and an outer stem, with the outer stem including a bottom cover. A bolt element is inserted and slides between the inner and outer stems. The bolt element includes a straight sliding section and a number of engaging sections perpendicular to the straight sliding section and includes a resilient element, a button, and a lip. The button is disposed on one side of the outer stem so that the bolt element is forced by the button to slide horizontally and return to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yu-Shan Lai, Yen-Chuan Lai
  • Patent number: 8590853
    Abstract: A height adjustable platform and method include a ratchet platform. In an embodiment, the ratchet platform is height adjustable and includes a platform upper assembly having a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet includes a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail secured to the platform riser tube. The ratchet platform further includes a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. The support column is secured to the platform base. An end of the ratchet is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The platform base is adapted to be secured within a vehicle. The ratchet platform also includes a platform upper assembly actuator having a pedal sub assembly and an upper linkage. The upper linkage is attached to the pedal sub assembly. Actuation of the pedal sub assembly actuates the upper linkage. In addition, actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle L. Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20130306826
    Abstract: A juvenile product height adjustment mechanism which allows for easy, secure adjustment by a caregiver is comprised of a rotatable knob received within a sliding channel and rotatably but securely attached to a slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Brian R. Pleiman, Andrew R. Davis, David R. Sander
  • Patent number: 8579242
    Abstract: An elevating mechanism for a projection apparatus includes a bottom cover, a resetting element having a first elastic member, a sliding mount, a screw stud sleeve, a screw stud, and a second elastic member. The sliding mount is disposed on a first side of the bottom cover and leans against the resetting element, and the sliding mount has an opening, at least one slot and a thread structure. The screw stud sleeve has a plurality of engaging teeth engaging within the slot. The screw stud has a thread structure and the thread structure of the screw stud meshes with the thread structure of the sliding mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Huang, Fan-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 8528868
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tripod, comprising a base; three legs pivotally provided around the base, each comprising a first tube and a second tube, which is telescopically assembled inside the first tube; first lock mechanisms disposed between the first tube and the second tube of each leg and locking the second tube relative to the first tube to prevent the telescopic movement of the second tube relative to the first tube; three groups of transmission chains, each extending from the base into each leg and coupled with the corresponding first lock mechanism to drive the corresponding first lock mechanism to lock or unlock the second tube; and an actuating mechanism, disposed in the base and synchronously coupled with the three groups of transmission chains to actuate them. The legs of a tripod provided by the present invention may be synchronously and quickly locked and thereby the tripod may be unfolded quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Fung Ngo Leung
  • Patent number: 8511624
    Abstract: A height-adjustable display device for a display includes a base defining a chamber, a supporting member and a latching member. The supporting member is received and vertically movable in the chamber. The supporting member is connected to the display. The supporting member defines a plurality of grooves arranged a vertical direction. The latching member is pivotedly mounted to the base. The latching member includes a hook able to be received in one of the grooves, thereby retaining the supporting member in a desired vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao Tang, Zhong-Jie Luo, Jie-Yi Shu, Jian-Hui Dai, Chun-Che Yen, Te-Sheng Jan, Yu-Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 8496098
    Abstract: A manual seat height adjuster mechanism for a seat of a vehicle includes a freewheel brake mechanism having a rotatable output pinion to engage and rotate an adjustment component of the seat to adjust a height of the seat and a locking mechanism selectively engagable and disengageable with the freewheel brake mechanism to allow the height of the seat to be adjusted and to prevent the height of the seat from moving once the height has been adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: CRH North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ioan Napau, Mircea Napau, Mike Chapa, Robert James Bachula
  • Patent number: 8490940
    Abstract: A seat track apparatus is provided including a first rail disposed on one of a floor side and a seat side, a second rail disposed on the other one of the floor side and the seat side and engaged with the first rail so as to be relatively movable, and a lock mechanism (71) configured to restrict the relative movement of the first rail and the second rail, the lock mechanism (71) includes a lock groove (73) formed on a lower rail (51) and a lock member (75) disposed on an upper rail (61), and the lock member (75) includes a rotation restricting portion (75c) which is brought into press-contact with the upper rail (61) from one side (upper side) to the other side (lower side) with respect to a straight line (L) passing through both end portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Ito, Hiroshi Koga
  • Patent number: 8485488
    Abstract: An adjustable leg for a device includes first and second legs telescopically received relative to one another. The second leg has multiple adjustment holes. An externally located lever is supported relative to the first leg. The lever cooperates with a detent received in one of the adjustment holes in a latched position in which the first and second legs are fixed relative to one another. The lever includes an area spaced from the detent that is rotatable about a pivot from the latch position to an unlatched position in which the detent is disposed outside one of the adjustment holes. In the unlatched position, movement of the first and second legs in an axial direction relative to one another is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Andrew James Graff
  • Publication number: 20130099071
    Abstract: A device for supporting and stacking pallets is formed from a relatively small number of components which are removably connected to each other and which can be readily assembled into an operating configuration or disassembled into its individual components. The device, in its assembled configuration, includes channels for removably receiving advertising material or other displays around the outer perimeter of the assembled configuration. The advertising or displays around the perimeter of the device conceal space within the device and the pallet supporting the merchandise on display. The assembled configuration of the device is arranged so that the merchandise supported by the device is at a height to attract the attention of potential consumers. The advertising material around the perimeter of the assembled device, in addition to concealing the space within the device, also serves to attract the attention of potential consumers to the displayed merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: David Kauffman
  • Patent number: 8408510
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing rotation of a seat frame for a vehicle having the seat frame that includes an inner link portion and an outer link portion that may be provided with a height adjustment device to adjust a height of a seat and a rack gear link may include a height link, wherein one end portion of the height link may be pivotally connected to a set bracket and the other end portion thereof may be pivotally connected to a cushion side member, and a rotation prevention link provided on the inner link portion wherein one end portion of the rotation prevention link may be pivotally hinged to the height link and the other end portion thereof may be movably installed on the set bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Dymos Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Ho Jeong, Sang Do Park, Hak Gyun Kim, Bong Ku Kim, Tae Hoon Lee, Jong Kweon Pyun, Sang-Nam Park, Yong-Hee Shin
  • Patent number: 8382057
    Abstract: A seat track system for a seat of a vehicle includes at least one seat track having a lower track member adapted to be fixed to a vehicle structure and an upper track member adapted to be connected to a seat and moveable relative to the lower track member. The seat track system also includes a manual positive engagement locking system cooperating with the at least one seat track to allow longitudinal adjustment of the upper track member relative to the lower track member and to positively engage the at least one seat track such that a locking element does extend through the locking plate but does not extend below the lower track member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: CRH North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mircea Napau, Ioan Napau, Dean Lenane, Robert James Bachula, Tobias Keller, Patrick Frank Timmerman
  • Patent number: 8376305
    Abstract: A mechanism for stabilizing a slidably adjustable boat accessory such as a boat seat or table including a first rigid plate member adapted for attachment to the underside of a boat accessory, a second rigid plate member adapted for attachment to a support surface with the first plate member having two elongate opposite side edges curved underside forming parallel tracks and the second plate member having two elongate opposite side edges slidably engaging corresponding respective tracks of the first plate member for slidably moving the first plate member along the tracks for slidably adjusting the location of an attached boat accessory with at least one of the opposing side edges of the second plate member beveled at least in part, a wedge shaped member engaged with the second plate member resting in part on the bevel, while adjustably moving the wedge shaped member along the bevel such that the wedge shaped member is moved laterally in its associated track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Garelick Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Robert A. Riemenschneider, Richard J. Garelick, Todd W. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120318947
    Abstract: A mechanism for stabilizing a slidably adjustable boat accessory such as a boat seat or table including a first rigid plate member adapted for attachment to the underside of a boat accessory, a second rigid plate member adapted for attachment to a support surface with the first plate member having two elongate opposite side edges curved underside forming parallel tracks and the second plate member having two elongate opposite side edges slidably engaging corresponding respective tracks of the first plate member for slidably moving the first plate member along the tracks for slidably adjusting the location of an attached boat accessory with at least one of the opposing side edges of the second plate member beveled at least in part, a wedge shaped member engaged with said second plate member resting in part on the bevel, and means for adjustably moving the wedge shaped member along the bevel such that the wedge shaped member is moved laterally in its associated track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Riemenschneider, Richard J. Garelick, Todd W. Moore
  • Patent number: 8328153
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display body for displaying information and a stand for supporting the display body. The stand includes a base, a first supporting member comprising a first positioning portion adjustable disposed on the base and a first supporting portion connecting with the display body; and a second supporting member comprising a second positioning portion adjustable disposed on the base and a second supporting portion pivotally fixed on the first supporting portion to form a triangle. A distance between the first positioning portion and the second positioning portion is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Yang, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8282064
    Abstract: A support mechanism comprises a support board, a bracket and a stopping mechanism. The support board comprises an end portion and a center portion, the support board end is configured to pivotably connect to a housing. The bracket comprises a first end and a second end, the first end is configured to pivotably connected to the support board center portion. The stopping mechanism is adapted for coupling the second end to the housing such that the bracket is selectively and stably stopping at a closed position and an open position or positions between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Zhi-Guang Li
  • Patent number: 8276868
    Abstract: A seat adjuster for an article of sports equipment includes a base, a locating frame pivotally connected with the base for connection of a seat, a first locating plate mounted with the base, and a second locating plate pivotally connected with the locating frame so as to be pivotable between a first position where a second teeth portion of the second locating plate is engaged with a first teeth portion of the first locating plate such that the locating frame can't be pivotable relative to the base for fixing the seat in position, and a second position where the second teeth portion of the second locating plate is disengaged from the first teeth portion of the first locating plate such that the locating frame can be pivotable relative to the base for allowing the angle of inclination of the seat to be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Healthstream Taiwan Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Chen Chang
  • Publication number: 20120205510
    Abstract: The invention relates to brake systems for telescopic stands, the lugs (11) of which for supporting same in the unfolded position are simultaneously disengaged by pressing the control trigger (3) to achieve unfolding and folding without any untimely locking of said telescopic stands. In the unfolded position of the telescopic stand, the lugs (11) are inserted into the holes (8) of sliding segments (7) by tensioning and movement of a flexible link (15). Pressing the trigger (3) moves the flexible link (15) to the bottom and simultaneously frees the springs (13) which compress the lugs (11) inside inner brackets (9), enabling the sliding and folding of said sliding segments (7). The invention can be specifically used for telescopic stands for video or still cameras, telescopic luggage handles, and telescopic storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Stéphane Dominique Philippe Fortier
  • Publication number: 20120193501
    Abstract: A booster structure of legs contains a support plate including four posts disposed at four corners of a bottom end thereof respectively, wherein each post includes a plurality of recesses having a vertical sliding section and a number of horizontal retaining sections perpendicular to the vertical sliding section; a plurality of vertical moving units, each including an inner stem and an outer stem, the outer stem including a bottom cover, the bolt element being inserted and sliding between the inner and the outer stems, and the bolt element including a straight sliding section and a number of engaging sections perpendicular to the straight sliding section, the bolt element including a resilient element, a button, and a lip, the button is disposed on one side of the outer stem so that the bolt element is forced by the button to slide horizontally and return its original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Yu-Shan Lai, Yen-Chuan Lai
  • Publication number: 20120181407
    Abstract: A locking mechanism provides a base connected to a column. The base, generally square, receives the round column. The base has feet and an opposite lower plate. Within one foot, a pedal extends into the base and engages the column to raise it. Upwardly from the lower plate, the column has an upper plate, a side plate outwardly from the upper plate, and a plurality of bolts secured through the pattern of apertures in the two plates. The side plate has an aperture that receives a stem that has a handle upon one end and a tab upon the opposite end. Turning of the handle places the tab beneath the lower plate, locking the column to the base while turning the handle in the opposite direction moves the tab away from the lower plate so that the column may elevate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: STEPHEN C. NEMISH
  • Patent number: 8196888
    Abstract: In a vehicle set slide device, a lower rail has a base portion extending in face-to-face relation with a vehicle floor, two first inside portions extending in close contact upward from a center part of the base portion, and lower hook portions extending outward from upper ends of both of the first inside portions each to take an inverted U-letter shape. An upper rail has vertical wall portions extending downward from both ends of a horizontal wall portion. Further, the upper rail is provided therein with a hook member which has joining portions joined with both of the vertical wall portions and extending downward and upper hook portions extending inward from lower ends of the joining portions each to take a U-letter shape. When a separation load against the lower rail is exerted on the upper rail, the lower hook portions and the upper hook portions are brought into engagements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukifumi Yamada, Hiroyuki Okazaki, Naoki Goto
  • Publication number: 20120126088
    Abstract: A stand, which includes a body portion comprising a relatively flat panel; a pair of angled support legs attachable vertically to a back side of the body portion; a slider arm mountable to the back side of the body portion of the stand, the slider arm having a means for connecting a medium to an upper portion of the slider arm; and a lip on a lower portion of a front side of the body portion, which holds at least one page of the medium in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Jeffrey WHITTAKER, Richard Corwin Gong
  • Patent number: 8146869
    Abstract: A base structure can support a monitor. A fixed portion is firmly disposed on the rear casing of the monitor and contains at least one slide rail. A slide portion can move up and down the slide rail. A spring is linked to the fixed portion and the slide portion. One end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the slide portion. A first stand is firmly disposed on the rear casing. A second stand is pivotally linked to the first stand. Another end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the second stand. In this manner, the monitor may adjust the expanding angle of the second stand so as to place the monitor on the desk or hang the monitor on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: TPV Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Wang, Lixia Wang, Wen-Hsiung Huang
  • Publication number: 20120056066
    Abstract: A support arrangement for a solar module includes a post having a first surface section. A support structure includes a connecting element presenting a second surface section facing the first surface section in a direction of a joint surface normal of the first and second surface sections. A stop element is arranged in the surface normal direction offset to the first and second surface sections. A first form-fitting connection exists between the stop element and the post and a second form-fitting connection exists between the stop element and the connecting element, providing vertical support of the connecting element relative to the post. The first and second form-fitting connections are producible at different heights of the connecting element relative to the post. A fastening element holds in place the first surface section and the second surface section relative to each other in the direction of the joint surface normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Habdank PV-Montagesysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Habdank, Peter Habdank
  • Publication number: 20120018251
    Abstract: A supporting element for an object includes a first leg member and a second leg member. The first leg member is axially movable relative to the second leg member for axially extending the supporting element. The first leg member includes a house that is arranged for slidably receiving the second leg member. The house includes a locking element having a locking position for locking the relative axial movement of the first leg member with respect to the second leg member, and having an open position for enabling relative axial movement of the two members. A catch may be provided in the locking element. The catch may be tiltably movable within the house for alternately acquiring the locking position and the open position of the locking element. The catch may include a cavity receiving the second leg, wherein the cavity has a stopping surface engaging at least opposed perimeter parts of the second leg member in a locking position of the locking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SMART LEVEL COMPANY B.V.
    Inventor: KarolusTheodorus Wilhelmina Maria Bus