Adjustable Operative Size Patents (Class 248/448)
  • Patent number: 10813449
    Abstract: A workstation comprising a chassis having a base frame (10) and a monitor frame assembly (11), said base frame (10) defining a work area (20) at its proximal end for accommodating a user therein, in use, wherein a desk unit (24) is mounted laterally across said work area and provides a work surface for use by a user accommodated in said work area (20), in use, said monitor frame assembly (11) comprising an outer frame, extending laterally across said base frame (10) and upwardly from its distal end, and an inner frame (32) mounted within said outer frame and configured to receive thereon a plurality of monitor brackets (45), wherein said desk unit (24) is longitudinally adjustable relative to said base frame (10) so as to selectively adjust its distance from the monitor frame assembly (11), and said inner frame (32) is vertically adjustable within, and relative to, said outer frame so as to selectively adjust its height relative to said base frame; and further wherein respective locking means are provided to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Samuel Paul Wanstall
  • Patent number: 10625132
    Abstract: A portable system for setting up swinging target games featuring an anchored tossable object, such as a hook or a ring, and a target for receiving the tossable object. The entire assembly is designed to break down and collapse into a compact arrangement for easy transport. It should be storable in a bag or box. The system includes a central bracket which connects three telescoping or collapsible tripod legs for standing the bracket at a location. The bracket includes a connection for a telescoping arm to radiate up and away from the bracket and legs to a terminal point a distance away from the bracket. A target can be mounted to the bracket and a string can be anchored to the terminal point of the telescoping arm. The tossable object is hung from the string and can be tossed towards the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle P. McGetrick
  • Patent number: 10561553
    Abstract: A novel foot support device includes a first sidewall adapted to engage the lateral side of a first foot, a second sidewall adapted to engage the lateral side of a second foot, and a backwall adapted to engage both the plantar region of the first foot and the plantar region of the second foot. In a particular embodiment, the first sidewall includes an inclined interior surface, the second sidewall includes an inclined interior surface, and the backwall includes an inclined interior surface. In another particular embodiment, the foot support device includes sidewalls and a backwall that can flatten and pivot relative to one another, facilitating a collapsible foot support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: James Jay Sears
  • Patent number: 10474013
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for holding equipment or an equipment-holding arm at, for example, a hunting location such as a deer blind or a tree stand includes a base mounting bracket and an adjustable ball joint removably secured to the mounting bracket. The base mounting bracket is secured to something and can be left in place during the hunting season. The ball joint can be removed and taken with the user. In some configurations, the ball joint can be locked in a desired orientation which is maintained when the ball joint is removed from the base mounting bracket so that the desired orientation is reestablished when the user replaces the ball joint in the base mounting bracket. One version of the ball joint includes a piston cylinder used to release locking pressure to allow for adjustment. The piston cylinder can be pneumatic or hydraulic. A configuration of the base mounting bracket can be readily assembled from a collapsed flat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fourth Arrow, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr., David Wynalda
  • Patent number: 10473151
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for holding equipment or an equipment-holding arm at, for example, a hunting location such as a deer blind or a tree stand includes a base mounting bracket and an adjustable ball joint removably secured to the mounting bracket. The base mounting bracket is secured to something and can be left in place during the hunting season. The ball joint can be removed and taken with the user. In some configurations, the ball joint can be locked in a desired orientation which is maintained when the ball joint is removed from the base mounting bracket so that the desired orientation is reestablished when the user replaces the ball joint in the base mounting bracket. One version of the ball joint includes a bearing block assembly that supports a down post. A configuration of the base mounting bracket can be readily assembled from a collapsed flat configuration. An articulating equipment holding arm with first and second arms provides an adjustable mount for holding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fourth Arrow, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr., David Wynalda
  • Patent number: 10429884
    Abstract: An adjustable frame which attaches to the bezel of a computer monitor, which comprises a first frame part and a second frame part joined in an extensible connection such that the second frame part telescopically extends or contracts in relation to the first frame part to alter the width of the adjustable frame to match the width of any computer monitor. The adjustable frame further comprises horizontal and vertical holders positioned at the top and sides of the monitor which are adapted to retain and display thin planar objects. The adjustable frame also comprises a fold-down shelf assembly adapted to display a book, and pivots between a vertical raised position and a horizontal lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: David W. Brittingham
  • Patent number: 10398139
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for holding equipment or an equipment-holding arm at, for example, a hunting location such as a deer blind or a tree stand includes a base mounting bracket and an adjustable ball joint removably secured to the mounting bracket. The base mounting bracket is secured to something and can be left in place during the hunting season. The ball joint can be removed and taken with the user. In some configurations, the ball joint can be locked in a desired orientation which is maintained when the ball joint is removed from the base mounting bracket so that the desired orientation is reestablished when the user replaces the ball joint in the base mounting bracket. One version of the ball joint includes a piston cylinder used to release locking pressure to allow for adjustment. The piston cylinder can be pneumatic or hydraulic. A configuration of the base mounting bracket can be readily assembled from a collapsed flat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fourth Arrow, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr., David Wynalda
  • Patent number: 10246936
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems, methods, and masking workstations for masking a planar substrate with a shield. The shield is configured to facilitate the removal of a waste portion of masking material from a portion of a planar substrate. In some cases the shield is placed adjacent to a substrate and a masking material is applied to the substrate and at least a portion of the shield. A waste portion is separated from the masking material and the shield removes the waste portion. Embodiments can be useful for masking only a portion of a planar substrate, including glass panes and glass units, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PDS IG Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10098452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-holder for learning, capable of holding a book or a smart pad thereon and comprising: a body; a first device for folding a support unit hinge-coupled to one side of the lower part of the body so as to be rotatable around a hinge shaft; a second device for folding a support unit hinge-coupled to the other side of the lower part of the body so as to be rotatable around a hinge shaft formed parallel with the hinge shaft; a folding floor plate device formed to be rotatable around the hinge shaft at a lower end portion of the body so as to erect and support the body; and a fixing device sliding in the longitudinal direction of the body so as to be adjustable in height, and formed at the upper portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HOWMEME CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Da Hyun Ko
  • Patent number: 9764586
    Abstract: A three-ring binder apparatus with extension supports for the secure, hands-free display of up to six pages of material without requiring any other external supports is described. The apparatus facilitates a simple method to turn the pages on an easel or similar freestanding display, and secure them in a desired position. The apparatus is designed as a tool for the display of choreographed workouts, music sheets, and any other situation where multiple pages are needed to be easily accessed. The apparatus consists of a three-ring binder (may be either a freestanding three-ring easel binder or a standard flat three-ring binder), two extension supports, and clipboard-style clips that can be pivoted or folded back into the binder to ease the break-down and transport of the apparatus. The device preferably includes clear pocketed tri-fold sheet protectors or other tri-fold devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Brian T. Pankow, Carolyn R. Pankow, Catherine H. Pankow, Bradley T. Pankow
  • Patent number: 9634519
    Abstract: An adjustable and portable mounting system for a tablet computing device and solar based charging system is described. An example mounting system for a tablet computing device includes a tablet enclosure with a plurality of gripping portions adjustable to hold tablets with different sizes and shapes, and each gripping portion is configured to grip a corner of the tablet computing device. The mounting system further includes an adjustable solar panel support, which is pivotally attached to the tablet enclosure and where a solar panel placed within the support can be configured to provide trickle charging to the tablet and to orient 360 degrees about three axes of rotation. The mounting system also includes a table stand, which is mounted to the tablet enclosure and provides support of the tablet computing device on a flat surface with a wide range of viewing angles. The mounting system also includes a connector configured to couple to a tripod stand mount, or a similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: MITRE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. King, Jamie R. Hood, Matthew D. Patron, Steven M. Taskovics
  • Patent number: 9156555
    Abstract: A desk assembly includes a desk top pivotably connected to a seat or the armrest of the seat, and includes an angle adjustment unit and a positioning portion. The desk top is flat and suitable for books or magazines put thereon. A rack is pivotably connected to the desk top and has a positioning unit. The rack is pivoted and positioned relative to the desk top so that the board-like electronic device such as cellular phone or board-like computer can be supported on the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Super Alloy Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Henry Shih, Wen-Ping Tsai, Chang-Hsien Lee
  • Patent number: 9074725
    Abstract: A mobile device positioning unit is provided that is designed to operably interconnect to a mobile electronic device storage case. Upon actuation of triggers, or similar actuation mechanisms, associated with a palm grip of the unit, the positioning unit is able to transition along the length of the mobile device or rotate relative thereto. The unit may be selectively or partially disconnected from the storage case to provide a stand that allows the mobile electronic device to be propped up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Trotsky
  • Patent number: 9010714
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an electronic device includes a primary support member. Secondary support components at each end of the primary support member may rest upon spaced apart parallel upper surfaces of a device such as a bath tub. An assembly for receiving an electronic device is mounted on the primary support member. An electronic device such as an e-reader or a tablet computer is supported and protected by the apparatus. A transparent front panel extends upwardly in front of the electronic device but does not cover the entire touch screen of the electronic device to allow access to a top portion of the touch screen to turn pages of a displayed file. The transparent front panel may be hinged to pivot to a horizontal orientation to support a keyboard and allow access to the entire screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Marvin Weldon
  • Patent number: 8991781
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a fixed component including a product receiving portion and an elongated spine portion, a first adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a second adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion, a third adjustable component insertably engaged with the elongated spine portion and including a product receiving portion and an adjustment portion. The first adjustable component operates to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the fixed component and the product receiving portion of the first adjustable component, while the second adjustable component and the third adjustable component operate to slidably adjust a distance between the product receiving portion of the second adjustable component and the product receiving portion of the third adjustable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel
  • Publication number: 20140349591
    Abstract: To enable a portable information terminal to be freely held at a position desired by a user, a holding base capable of holding one of a first portable information terminal and a second portable information terminal that is larger than the first portable information terminal includes a holding base main body having a main mounting surface inclined with respect to a horizontal surface. A terminal cover to be fixed to a lower end of the main mounting surface supports a lower end of the portable information terminal. An extensible holding member, which is provided on a first side edge portion side of the holding base main body and includes a slide plate that is slidable inside the holding base main body, has an extensible mounting surface that is movable in parallel to the main mounting surface and is capable of holding the second portable information terminal when the extensible holding member is extended to a predetermined extension position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NEC INFRONTIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Tamatsu
  • Patent number: 8894027
    Abstract: Various methods and devices involving reprographic copy stands are described. A reprographic copy stand may include a first support element configured to support a first cover of a book at a first plurality of angles. The reprographic copy stand may also include a second support element configured to support a second configured to support a second cover of the book at a second plurality of angles. The reprographic copy stand may include a platform configured to couple with the first support element at a first plurality of positions and the second support element at a second plurality of positions. The distance between the support elements may be variable according to the position of the first support selected from the first plurality of positions and the position of the second support selected from the second plurality of positions such that a plurality of book binding thicknesses are accommodated by the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Reese, Shawn Reid
  • Publication number: 20140326846
    Abstract: An improved affordable easel that provides a 360 degree rotational feature employing a rotating arm (20) pivotally mounted to a rear plate (30) with a bolt (46), and sandwiching a spacer (28) as a means to provide a sliding mechanism for these parts to slidably rotate. Multiple embodiments of this rotational assembly are here stated: a stationary version, a detachable embodiment employing clamping bars to modify existing easels and turn them into rotating easels, and a clamp-on camera tripod version utilizing a rear adapter (72) to clamp onto existing camera tripods, enabling the tripod to serve a dual purpose. The sliding bar clamps (22) complement the rotational arms (20) as a means to slidably position and secure the work piece. One and two arm versions are available. Optional L-grips (52) also allow for a pulling up feature in order to paint all four edges of the canvas without obstructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Allen Selwa
  • Patent number: 8848350
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a support structure of a touch panel. According to the present invention, by implementing a touch panel support structure having the maximum resistance to vibration and warpage transferred to the touch panel by a vibration generating device, it is possible to uniformize a vibration width by minimizing a deviation of vibration displacement for each position of a touch panel and it is possible to safely protect the touch panel by effectively absorbing external shock through a cushion operation of a buffering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Kyung Kim, Dong Sun Park, Yeon Ho Son
  • Publication number: 20140284444
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting and/or positioning two-dimensional objects is described. In some examples, the apparatus is an easel configured to position a canvas in front of a painter in any orientation within three-dimensional space. Such an easel enables a painter working with the canvas to adjust and/or orient the canvas with respect to the painter, such as by rotating the canvas towards or away from the painter, rotating the canvas about itself, translating the canvas vertically, translating the canvas horizontally, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Young, Joseph Park
  • Patent number: 8826755
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism. At least one guide track is connected to a base. At least one spring is fit on the guide track. A slider is fit on the guide track. The spring is abutted between the base and the slider. A fixed member is fixed to the base. The slider is slidably disposed between the spring and the fixed member. A displacement adjustment bolt is screwed in the fixed member. A first rotator is fit in the slider and includes a section. A second rotator is fit on and engages the first rotator. The second rotator abuts the slider. A fixing bolt detachably abuts the second rotator and is detachably fastened to the first rotator. An adjuster is connected to the first rotator, adjusting the position of a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Bo-Chun Hsu, Wan-Chi Lin, Yi-Sheng Yu, Wen-Ji Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140116299
    Abstract: A stand for an electronic device includes a front plate having a channel at a bottom edge thereof for accepting an edge of an electronic device therein, a back plate hingedly connected to the front plate, and a pair of arms extending from opposed sides of the front plate. The arms are adjustable so as to vary a distance between distal ends of the arms to accommodate the electronic device therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: COLUMBIA MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: ALI REZA SALEHI, KAZIMIERZ TRZEPACZ, STEPHEN PAIVA
  • Patent number: 8708297
    Abstract: A support structure for an electronic product includes a base (20), a support block (21), at least one connecting block (22), and an extension block (23). The base has a first guide channel (201) and a second guide channel (202). The support block has a first guide rail (210), a first connecting channel (211) and a side rail (212). The connecting block has a second guide rail (220), a first connecting rail (221) and a second connecting channel (222). The extension block has a third guide rail (230) and a second connecting rail (231). Thus, the base, the support block, the connecting block and the extension block are combined in different manners so that the inclined angle, space and height of the support structure can be adjusted arbitrarily so as to support the electronic product of different specifications and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsien Shen
  • Patent number: 8646739
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a personal electronic device includes first and second separate mounts, each mount having a generally planar back face having a rear, wall mount surface and a forward surface. A planar front face extends parallel to the back face. A side face extends between the back face and the front face. A bottom face extends between the back face and the front face. The bottom face has an upper surface and an under surface. The back face, the front face, the side face, and the bottom face of each of the first and second mounts form a receiver having an opening disposed away from each side face, such that, when the first mount and the second mount are mounted on a wall, the opening in the first mount receiver is proximate the opening in the second mount receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Organization Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher James Moyer
  • Patent number: 8641007
    Abstract: An exhibiting rack for loading a billboard or bulletin board is disclosed. The rack includes a fixed frame and a movable frame. The movable frame is mounted by a board to be exhibited and linearly slidable against the fixed frame. The movable frame is disposed on the fixed frame and an extension stem is disposed therebetween. A fixed end and action end of the extension stem are connected to the fixed frame and movable frame, respectively. The extension stem exerts a force on the movable frame to support the movable frame with a board to a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Ken Chen
  • Patent number: 8474778
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for adjustably mounting a tablet PC, portable personal computer, or flat panel video display, which is particularly suited for use during travel and in rugged conditions. The apparatus enables stable and versatile emplacement of a tablet PC by incorporating multiple independent adjustment and attachment elements. A mounting means, such as a suction cup assembly, is attachable to various surfaces and is connected to a hanger from which cordage or straps descend to a suspended frame. The frame features clips, resilient spacers, and adjustable dimensions to securely hold any commercially available tablet PC therein. The frame may further comprise various swappable stabilizer elements to separately regulate the orientation and attachment of the tablet PC to a surface. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus is mounted to a windshield and the frame positions the tablet PC over the center console in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen R. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20130105659
    Abstract: Some embodiments generally relate to portable easel devices for supporting and/or displaying objects such as canvas, other paintable substrates, or even sheet music. Embodiments may include one or more collapsible elements rendering the device readily storable and/or easier to carry or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Panno, JR.
  • 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: 8353490
    Abstract: Bracket for attachment to a flat-screen television having a support platform for positioning electronic components below the television. The caddy comprises top support brackets which hook over the top of the television or over the television wall mount bracket and has a horizontal member abutting the top of the television, and front vertical extension member that extends down in front of the television. Extending down from the top support brackets are side vertical bars in back of the television. Attached to the bottom of the side vertical bars are horizontal bottom support brackets upon which the television sits. The electronic component support platform is attached to the bottom of the two vertical bottom side bars which includes lateral and perpendicular support bars which function to support the electronic components. Many of the bars telescope allowing its use with a variety of sized televisions and electronic components of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Spinelli
  • Publication number: 20120248280
    Abstract: Various methods and devices involving reprographic copy stands are described. A reprographic copy stand may include a first support element configured to support a first cover of a book at a first plurality of angles. The reprographic copy stand may also include a second support element configured to support a second configured to support a second cover of the book at a second plurality of angles. The reprographic copy stand may include a platform configured to couple with the first support element at a first plurality of positions and the second support element at a second plurality of positions. The distance between the support elements may be variable according to the position of the first support selected from the first plurality of positions and the position of the second support selected from the second plurality of positions such that a plurality of book binding thicknesses are accommodated by the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Reese, Shawn Reid
  • Patent number: 8262049
    Abstract: A portable stand includes a shelf having a back plate with a front surface and a rear surface, wherein the back plate includes at least two attachment locations and at least one securing locations, a bottom flange forming an angle with the back plate, extending toward the front surface at a first angle from the plate, and a mounting element. The portable stand includes a shelf extension including two elongated flanges formed at an angle equal to the first angle configured to selectively couple to the shelf, and an arm pivotably attachable to the shelf extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J Evanoff
  • Publication number: 20120080580
    Abstract: An easel adaptor and canvas holder that enables an individual to handle and/or remove a first freshly painted canvas or other material from an existing easel without coming into direct contact with the freshly painted work, thereby enabling another to use the easel before the first painting is completed. The easel adaptor and canvas holder also enables an artist to freely paint the edge surfaces of a canvas without having to wait for the freshly painted canvas to dry before repositioning the canvas relative to the easel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Densberger
  • Patent number: 7997550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mount (A) for holding at least one display device, comprising a first mounting arm (1) which has an essentially vertical mounting arm segment (1a) and at least one second mounting arm (2) which extends essentially in a horizontal direction across from the mounting arm segment (1a) of the first mounting arm and is provided with at least one connecting element connecting said second mounting arm to the device (B). In order to improve the mount (A) so as to better position the at least one mounting location for the at least one display device (B), at least one side wall of the second mounting arm (2) is shaped in a converging manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Mavig GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Kuhn
  • Patent number: 7967269
    Abstract: A roller type adjustable screen fixing apparatus includes: a fixing base, having at least one operating slot; at least one distal plate device disposed at an external side of the distal plate, having at least two distal plates embedded in the operating slot, and slidably moving in the operating slot, and a frame plate disposed at an external side of the distal plate; at least one linking device, having at least one roller installed in the operating slot and linked with the distal plate; and a containing space, defined by the upper frame plates of the corresponding distal plates for installing a screen. The distal plate is contractible in the operating slot for adjusting the containing space, such that the invention can fit screens of different sizes, and provide a convenient replacement and a dynamic adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Portwell, Inc.
    Inventor: Kun-Pei Liu
  • Publication number: 20100320354
    Abstract: A field easel including the following elements is disclosed: (a) a height adjustment element that allows an artist to adjust the height and plane of a media support element, (b) a media support element and (c) one or more connectors which allow the height adjustment element and the media support element to pivot relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy James Prost
  • Patent number: 7686272
    Abstract: An adjustable display holder is disclosed. One embodiment provides a display arm and a display base, wherein the display arm is pivotably connected to the base, and the arm and base have a tongue and groove arrangement, wherein the arm may be elastically deformed to connect to the base, and the arm may retain a shape that arranges the tongue and groove in a way that resists relative pivoting between the arm and base. In this manner, an adjustable display holder may be easily configured without compromising the utility of the display holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: TipBar Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall King
  • Publication number: 20090283654
    Abstract: An adjustable extending stand for panel displays has a body, a sliding panel and multiple positioning devices. The body has a proximal end pivotally mounted to a panel display, a distal end and two mounting slots formed oppositely in the body. The sliding panel is slidably mounted between the mounting slots of the body and has a distal end selective protruding telescopically from the distal end of the body to abut a plane. The positioning devices are mounted securely in corresponding mounting slots and controllably engage the sliding panel to hold the sliding panel in a determined position relative to the body. Accordingly, a length of the adjustable extending stand may be adjusted by changing a position of the sliding panel relative to the body thereby conveniently adjusting an angle of the panel display or allowing different sized panels to be displayed conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Chi-Lung HU
  • Patent number: 7618014
    Abstract: A desk for reading, writing, typing and painting is disclosed. The desk comprises a base plate, a deck, a long sliding track and a sliding positioning element. The base plate comprises a rotatable plate and a sliding hinge. The deck is secured to a tube of the sliding hinge. The long sliding track is attached to the sliding hinge and positioned over the rotatable plate. The sliding positioning element is adopted for positioning the sliding track and the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Yun-Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 7503539
    Abstract: A portable book holder capable of expanding to fit various size books. The base includes an upper section that is capable of being extended in order to accommodate books that are taller. Additionally, there are two book supports that are adjustable outwardly based on the thickness of a particular book. The two book supports are also adjustable with a semi-circular base adjuster thereby allowing for the adjustment based on the width of a book. The portable book holder easily folds out to form the book support and easily folds up for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Jason Knight
  • Patent number: 7380765
    Abstract: An easel (20) includes a base (24), a support (28) extending upwardly from the base (24), and first and second arms (38, 40) rotatably attached to the support (28) via a pivot assembly (48). Brackets (54) are positioned on the first and second arms (38, 40) and are slidably moveable relative to a longitudinal axis (58) of the first and second arms (38, 40). The brackets (54) selectively abut edges (68) at each of four corners (70) of a workpiece (22) to retain the workpiece (22). The pivot assembly (48) functions to concurrently rotate the first and second arms (38, 40) and, consequently, the workpiece (22) relative to the support (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Harold H. Shiff
  • Patent number: 7380766
    Abstract: One embodiment of an easel for supporting an artist work piece includes a vertical support member including an interior, a pulley system positioned completely within the interior, the pulley system adapted for moving a horizontal support member on the vertical support member, and a horizontal support member secured to the pulley system and extending into the interior of the vertical support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Kathryn Thompson
  • Patent number: 7377476
    Abstract: A lightweight, portable easel designed for use with a standard photographic tripod as a means for painting on location. The easel is equipped with an angled retaining ledge, a retractable brush holder mounted on the left and right side for easy access, a retractable hook for suspending a container, and a base mount for connection to a tripod. By utilizing the angle adjustments of the tripod, the work surface can be adjusted to the preferred angle of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: William Chase Almond, Eric Iain Michaels
  • Publication number: 20080017776
    Abstract: A desk for reading, writing, typing and painting is disclosed. The desk comprises a base plate, a deck, a long sliding track and a sliding positioning element. The base plate comprises a rotatable plate and a sliding hinge. The deck is secured to a tube of the sliding hinge. The long sliding track is attached to the sliding hinge and positioned over the rotatable plate. The sliding positioning element is adopted for positioning the sliding track and the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Yun-Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 7237756
    Abstract: A removably attachable manual support for a binder, folder or book and adaptable for outwardly extending, one-hand support of a binder and its contents when in use by soloists, choir members or lecturers. The manual support further includes an articulated rest structure for supporting the lower marginal edges of the spine and of each of the laterally extending cover panels of the binder or folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Theodore A. Isenberg
  • Patent number: 7168672
    Abstract: A support rack includes a support plate, a support stand, a locking member, a pen holder, an indication member, and two auxiliary clips. Thus, the support rack functions as a clipboard, a book rack, an exhibition rack, a price indication rack, a pen holder or the like, thereby enhancing the versatility of the support rack. In addition, the support stand is adjustably mounted on the locking member so as to adjust the inclined angle between the support plate and the support stand, thereby facilitating a user adjusting the inclined angle of the support rack to the optimum extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Luh Da Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 7118083
    Abstract: A paper holder attached to a computer keyboard including a keyboard, a holder rod pivotally coupled to the keyboard for being rotated to move the holder rod vertically up and down. The holder rod is folded and aligned at the same level of the keyboard, a circular rod base protruded from an inner surface of a main support rod of the holder rod, a long hole disposed on the circular rod base, a groove sequentially disposed on at the bottom of both sides of the long hole and the long hole of the circular rod base protruded from the bottom of the adjusting rod to couple with a locking member for the positioning. A rib correspondingly latched to the groove of the main support rod and disposed on the inner side of the locking member, and pressing against different grooves to drive the adjusting rod to move along the main support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Hui-Hu Liang
  • Patent number: 7100883
    Abstract: A document holder, adapted for use at a computer workstation or word processor, includes an easel supported by spaced apart support arms. The easel and the support arms are connected to each other at respective pivot connections to provide for angular adjustment of the easel with respect to the arms. The easel includes a first member connected to the support arms and a second member which is movable relative to the first member in a downward direction or a direction toward an operator of the document holder. The first and second easel members include respective retainer and support rail parts provided with detents for selectively locking the second easel member in a selected working position with respect to the first easel member. A third easel member is supported on the first easel member for extension in a direction opposite that of the second easel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Vu Ryte, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Ramey, III, Clifford T. Calfee
  • Patent number: 7066438
    Abstract: In a collapsible supporting device for a portable computer, a pair of base members and a pair of interconnecting members are connected pivotally to a coupling seat. A pair of supporting members are coupled to the interconnecting members, respectively. The supporting device is operable to move from a folded position, where the base members and the interconnecting members are disposed parallel to each other, to a supporting position, where the interconnecting members are disposed between the base members, where a stopping block on each base member abuts against a front portion of the computer, where a desired angle is formed between the interconnecting members, and where each supporting member is disposed uprightly and has an abutting end disposed higher than that of each base member and abutting against a rear portion of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Delta Design Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-Min Ma
  • Patent number: 7048245
    Abstract: A copy holder for use with a portable notebook computer is provided, having rectangular, relatively stiff sheet elements slidably disposed between upper and lower parallel channels affixed to the back of a computer screen. Hollow tubular members of square cross section are fixed at the top and bottom edges of the support sheets to slide laterally within the upper and lower channels. In one embodiment, multiple sheet elements may be arranged to telescope from the back of the notebook computer screen to adjust the size of the copy holder. Two copy holders may be slidably stored on the back of the notebook computer screen so that either or both may be extended laterally to support copy on either or both sides of the screen. The copy holder includes a support member that can be used to support the copy holder as a stand-alone copy holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Sunshine Voelker
  • Patent number: 6938870
    Abstract: A book support apparatus includes a base and a post that has a bottom end and a top end. The bottom end is removably coupled to the base. A rod has first end and a second end. The first end is attached to the top end of the post. The rod is adapted for being selectively bendable into a shape such that the rod retains the shape. A panel has a first side edge, a second side edge, a front side and a back side. The second end of the rod is attached to the back side. Slots extend into the first and second side edges. Each of a pair of plates is removably extended into one of the slots. The plates each have an outer edge. Each of a pair of securing members is attached to one of the outer edges for attaching a book to the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventor: Donna San Salvador