With Adjustable Inclination Patents (Class 248/454)
  • Patent number: 11452222
    Abstract: A system for a glare reduction shield including an attaching assembly and a shield hood assembly is disclosed. The attaching assembly includes an attaching member which engages a top portion of a thermometer. Secured to the attaching member, with a hinge mechanism, is a shield hood of the shield hood assembly. The hinge mechanism is defined by a spring housing and a spring movably secured within the spring housing. The shield hood includes a lowered and raised configuration. The shield hood is used in the lowered configuration to block sunlight glare on a display screen of the thermometer for ease of viewing. The shield hood is rotated away from the attaching member about the hinge mechanism to achieve the lowered configuration. The shield hood is in the raised configuration when stored. The shield hood is rotated towards the attaching member about the hinge mechanism to achieve the raised configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Casaundra Pugh
  • Patent number: 11419416
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a repositionable and handheld easel of lightweight composition, and that is removably attachable to a painting canvas frame without interfering with any paintable portion of the canvas. The handheld easel is also adjustable in size to accommodate virtually any size of handheld canvas frame, and allows the painting surface to be rotated in relation to the artists hand to enable the artist to achieve a specific brush stroke while the handheld easel remains in the artist's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: David Hayslett
  • Patent number: 11357324
    Abstract: A surface extender device includes a first panel having a first front wall and a first rear wall, and a second panel having a second front wall and a second rear wall. The surface extender device also includes a first clamping mechanism mounted to the first front wall of the first panel and configured to secure the first panel to a surface, and a second clamping mechanism mounted to the second front wall of the second panel and configured to secure an object to the second panel. The surface extender device also includes a hinge that connects the first panel to the second panel such that the second panel is rotatable with respect to the first panel. The surface extender device further includes a locking mechanism configured to maintain the second panel at an angle with respect to the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Bernard Fryshman
  • Patent number: 11162636
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a first bracket, a back cover, and a sliding mechanism. The sliding mechanism is located between the back cover and the first bracket. The sliding mechanism includes a guiding portion, a sliding portion, and a stopper. The guiding portion is disposed at the first bracket and has a guiding slot, where the guiding slot has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The sliding portion is disposed at the back cover, and adapted to slide in the guiding slot along a sliding direction. The stopper is located between the first end and the second end of the guiding slot and is adapted to move out of the guiding slot in a moving direction perpendicular to the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fan Chen, Hui-Chen Wang, Yi-Chun Tang, Chun-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 11076665
    Abstract: Embodiment describe a container for a device that has two functional modes. In the first mode, the container holds the device for transport. In the second mode, the container acts as a stand for the device and holds the device for use by a user. In one embodiment, the container is made from recycled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Stanley Ewing Greene
  • Patent number: 11040567
    Abstract: A reusable writing surface is provided having a board having a front side and a rear side. A plurality of magnets is positioned on the rear side, wherein the plurality of magnets is configured to magnetically attach to a plurality of removable magnetic legs. The plurality of magnets are positioned such that the plurality of removable magnetic legs are configured to stand the reusable writing surface in either a vertical orientation or a horizontal orientation depending on which magnets of the plurality of magnets each magnetic leg attaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10905250
    Abstract: A play table includes a base member, a door member, and a rotatable adjustor mechanism for securely holding items of different sizes on the play table. The base member includes side walls and a top wall extending between the side walls to form a storage compartment therein. The top wall includes a recessed, exterior, working surface. The door member is hingedly connected to one of the side walls for selectively opening and closing the storage compartment. The adjustor mechanism is rotatably attached to the top wall and includes an upper retention member, a lower mounting member, and a spring-loaded shaft member. The adjustor mechanism is spring-loaded to provide a biasing force against the item placed on the working surface to securely hold the item on the play table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Hanna Pettersson, Eric Gunnarsson Hörnsten, Jonas Göthlin, Conny Blommé, Matilda Johansson, Fredrik Stråhlin
  • Patent number: 10889311
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a medical instrument stroller having a tubular wedge-shaped collapsible frame structure. The frame is having a first frame member and a second frame member, the first frame member is pivotally coupled to the second frame member. A pair of wheels is coupled to the first frame member. A receptacle having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the receptacle is pivotally coupled to the second frame member while the distal end of the receptacle is coupled to an attachment member. The attachment member is coupled to the first frame member and is configured to allow the receptacle to switch between a horizontal position and a vertical stowed position. An interchangeable toolbox is mounted on the receptacle. A disposable sharps box is mounted to a support member that extends between legs of the second frame member. Additionally, a trash collector bag is coupled to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Steve Madrid
  • Patent number: 10754374
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a removably coupled stand for a screen comprises a holder portion to removably couple a screened device and a foot portion to move from a closed position to an open position. The foot portion is hinged to the holder portion and the holder portion comprises a top side, a rear side, and a bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Adam Lee Casey
  • Patent number: 10697099
    Abstract: A multi-use hoop framing board and accessories, if any, manufacturing method includes obtaining precision cut and drilled extruded acrylic and polypropylene embroidery board pieces and hardware for assembling a multi-use hoop framing board. The steps include printing one or more of the board pieces and/or accessories to provide for pre-determined alignments and utilization of the embroidery board pieces in desired operating units. The pieces and hardware are then assembled into a multi-use hoop framing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TEX INC.
    Inventor: Salvatore Lucchese
  • Patent number: 10574283
    Abstract: A protective case is provided to protect a portable electronic device and allow for more dexterous and stable operation of a camera associated with the portable electronic device. Preferably this case includes a securing portion whereby the user's hand may be inserted into the case to securely hold and control the portable electronic device via the case when operating the device with a single hand. This has the advantage of reducing the risk of dropping the device and allowing a user to brace for a fall or other accident with reduced concern for the safety of the personal electronic device, as it is less likely to be dislodged from the user's hand when in an operable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: William Samuel Corral
  • Patent number: 10441064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to various cell phone cases that are designed to include one or more interchangeable bracelet elements. In one embodiment, the cell phone case of the present invention is comprised of a phone case element designed to hold a cell phone and/or provide protection to a cell phone and a coupling portion that is operatively located on the backside of the phone case element, where the coupling portion of the present invention is designed to engage at least one or more interchangeable bracelet elements (the bracelet elements being designed to be worn around a user's wrist and/or forearm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Brynne M. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10413027
    Abstract: A case for supporting a communication device includes a casing defining an interior space for protecting a communication device therein, a back portion defining an interior area beneath the outer surface. The back portion defines a first channel in communication with the interior area and extends between side edges of the back panel, a pair of first grooves in communication with the first channel, and a pair of second grooves in communication with the pair of first grooves. The case includes a pair of first leg assemblies, each including a first leg portion slidably received into the first channel, a second leg portion coupled to the first leg portion and removably received in the first groove, and a third leg portion coupled to the second portion and removably received in the second groove. Each second leg portion is pivotally coupled to a respective first leg portion with a ball joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Tristin L Olson, Jerry Olson
  • Patent number: 10302246
    Abstract: A supporting frame is provided, which includes a base, a mandrel, an elastic body, a first cam, a second cam, an arm, and a first pivoting element. When the arm pivotally rotates with respect to the base, the mandrel rotates along with the arm and one of the first cam and the second cam is driven to rotate, the first cam and the second cam then push against each other so that the first cam moves along the first direction and deforms the elastic body, thereby, the display can stop at any height between the highest position and the lowest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Yen, Chien-Cheng Yeh
  • Patent number: 10288215
    Abstract: A fixing support for horizontal and vertical use includes a backboard, a support shaft and a locating piece. The support shaft is configured to support the backboard, the backboard has a long side and a short side, and the locating piece is configured to connect the support shaft and the backboard, so that the support shaft is able to secure and support the backboard so as to realize a horizontal-vertical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deli Fang, Huijun Li, Yansheng Sun
  • Patent number: 10022002
    Abstract: A travel aid device and system are disclosed comprising an upper platform adapted to receive a pillow thereon and a plurality of accessories therein. The disclosed device and system also include a lower platform base adapted to rest on a flat supporting surface and receive a plurality of accessories via a plurality of accessory ports therein. The disclosure also includes a pair of extension arms configured to connect the upper platform and the lower base in a “Z” shape via at least two points on each platform. The disclosure additionally includes use with a travel pillow shaped like a donut to receive a traveler's face therein, the travel pillow received onto a top surface of the upper platform. The upper and lower platforms are collapsible into a single laptop-like shell for compact transport and the pillow is detachable therefrom. A ratcheting hub and an angle lock knob or lock button are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Robert C V Chen, Tiffany Y W Chen
  • Patent number: 10019917
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sign holder to carry a sign and be connected to a chair. The sign which displays information about the chair is removable from the sign holder to be replaced by a different sign having different information. The sign holder includes a vertically upstanding shaft that extends between the seat and the back of the chair. A chair attachment bracket which extends horizontally from the bottom of the vertically upstanding shaft is detachably connected to the bottom of the chair seat. A sign carrying bracket which extends horizontally from the top of the vertically upstanding shaft holds the sign adjacent one side of the chair back. The sign has a front which contains the information to be displayed, a back, and a closed top extending between the front and the back to be supported by the sign carrying bracket at the top of the shaft of the sign holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Marcelo Mezzera
  • Patent number: 10010168
    Abstract: A pivoting tablet on a swivel arm rotating around a seating unit such as a student chair provides a writing or utility surface proximate to a seated occupant that allows the tablet to be pivoted to a comfortable and effective writing position such that the swivel arm allows rotation of the tablet support to enter and exit the chair and allows positioning based on the dominant hand of the occupant. The tablet pivots around a bore in a sleeve attached to an end of the swivel arm, into which a shaft having a protrusion extends. The protrusion engages an annular slot in the sleeve for guiding and limiting pivotal movement. The seat rests on a pedestal defined by a plurality of legs surrounding a rack or platform for books. The pedestal has a column supporting the seat surface, and a collar around the column allows rotation of the swivel arm holding the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Worcester Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 9759372
    Abstract: A support for a tablet computer includes a base shaped to stably rest both on flat and on curved surfaces, a mechanical system for removably fixing the base securely to a key processing machine to be connected to and controlled by the tablet, a tubular element fixed on the upper surface of the base, a cylindrical member housed in the interior of the tubular element and rotatable relative thereto, first members for resting on and coupling to the lower transverse edge of the tablet and second members for resting on and coupling to the upper transverse edge of the tablet, wherein the first members and the second members are disposed at an angle to each other and are associated with the cylindrical member to rotate therewith relative to the tubular element, the relative distance between said the resting and coupling members and the second resting and coupling members being adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Giorgio Pigatti
  • Patent number: 9762713
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an object includes a top lying on a bottom. Part of the top is attached to the bottom. The unattached part of the top includes a flexible joint such as one or more scored lines immediately next to the attached part of the top. The unattached part of the top is lifted from lying on the bottom to a selectively variable position having an angle of >0° and <180° with respect to the bottom. The bottom may have a stop on its end closest to the unattached part of the top. The object to be supported is placed on the bottom of the apparatus and leaned against the unattached top in its open position. The object is retained from sliding off the bottom by the stop. Thus, the object is supported. The apparatus may be credit card-sized, include a battery charger and/or a data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wally Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Lambert, David A. VanArsdale, Carolyn E. VanArsdale, Garrett Simmer
  • Patent number: 9745681
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a dual hoop assembly onto a selected area of an article includes: a frame; a platen assembly mounted upon the frame, the platen assembly including a face panel movable relative to the frame in at least two dimensions, the face panel configured to carry an article to which a dual hoop assembly is to be mounted; a pressing arm mounted upon the frame and carrying a press configured to support a first portion of a dual hoop assembly, the pressing arm movable relative to the frame to move the press in a travel path toward the platen assembly; and a positioning plate mounted upon the frame and extending between the platen assembly and pressing arm, the positioning plate configured to support a second portion of the dual hoop assembly in the travel path of the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Artist's Needle, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Yates Warwick
  • Patent number: 9538840
    Abstract: A side table for a folding chair is provided according to the present application, which includes a vertical tube configured to be fixed to a chair frame of the folding chair; a bent tube having a first bent portion and a second bent portion which are fixedly connected, and the first bent portion being inserted in the vertical tube; a side table board rotatably arranged on the second bent portion; a first locking mechanism configured to fix the first bent portion in an axial direction and a circumferential direction of the vertical tube; and a second locking mechanism configured to fix the side table board to the second bent portion. The side table according to the present application may support objects, facilitate placing objects, such as a cup, for the user, thus is convenient for the user. A folding chair having the side table is easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Zhejiang Hengfeng Top Leisure Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Baoqing Yang
  • Patent number: 9416916
    Abstract: A support component for an apparatus is described. In at least some implementations, a support component is attached to an apparatus (e.g., a computing device) via a hinge mechanism. The support component can serve as a “kickstand” that can be positioned via the hinge mechanism to support the apparatus in a variety of orientations relative to an adjacent surface. In at least some embodiments, a support component includes hinge mounts via which the support component is attached to hinges of an associated apparatus. The support component and associated hinge mounts, for instance, can be manufactured separately and/or via different manufacturing processes, and attached during a production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Brett Andrew Tomky, Timothy Jerome Coomes
  • Patent number: 9356640
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an object includes a top lying on a bottom. Part of the top is attached to the bottom. The unattached part of the top includes a flexible joint such as one or more scored lines immediately next to the attached part of the top. The unattached part of the top is lifted from lying on the bottom to a selectively variable position having an angle of >0° and <180° with respect to the bottom. The bottom may have a stop on its end closest to the unattached part of the top. The object to be supported is placed on the bottom of the apparatus and leaned against the unattached top in its open position. The object is retained from sliding off the bottom by the stop. Thus, the object is supported. The apparatus may be credit card-sized, include a battery charger and/or a data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Wally Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Lambert, David A. VanArsdale, Carolyn E. VanArsdale, Garrett Simmer
  • Patent number: 9347601
    Abstract: A supporting device is provided, including a longitudinal main body, a connecting member, and a longitudinal supporting member. The connecting member is pivotally connected to the main body, such that the main body is rotatable relative to the connecting member along a first axis. The main body is extended along the first axis. The supporting member is pivotally connected to the connecting member, such that the supporting member is rotatable relative to the connecting member along a second axis. The first axis is substantially perpendicular to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Gang You
  • Patent number: 9239599
    Abstract: A combinational cooling pad structure with flash drive storage comprises a cooling pad and a flash drive. The cooling pad comprises at least three combinational pads with structural surfaces. At least two connecting portions are correspondingly disposed between the combinational pads. Limiting structures are correspondingly disposed on outer sides of the outer combinational pads. The combinational pads are connected by the connecting portions to form a structure which can be unfolded flatly; and are folded closely together to form a structural body surrounded by the structural surfaces; and are combined securely by the corresponding limiting structures. An inner hole for inserting the flash drive is defined and formed by inner surfaces of the surrounding combinational pads. A coupling portion is protrudingly disposed at an end of the flash drive, and an interface connector is disposed on the coupling portion. The coupling portion is then inserted into the inner hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Feng Chia University
    Inventors: Yu-Ping Kang, Yau- Ren Shiau, Yu-Lan Chen, Wei-Sheng Chen, Wei-Chun Hung
  • Patent number: 9110636
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a host module, a display module, a pivoting structure connected to the host module and the display module and a supporting structure connected to the display module for supporting the display module on a supporting surface. The supporting structure includes a supporting portion for contacting against the supporting surface and two supporting rods. Two ends of the two supporting rods are connected to two ends of the supporting portion respectively, and the other ends of each rod are rotatably connected to two side portions of the display module respectively, so that the supporting structure rotates relative to the display module. A sliding slot is formed on the other end of each supporting rod, and parts of the two side portions of the display module are installed inside the two sliding slots, so that the two supporting rods move relative to the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: WenHua Shen
  • Patent number: 9022341
    Abstract: An apparatus to support a device includes a first base; a first support; a first base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the first base and the first support along a first axis of rotation; a first swivel slidably connected to the first support and having a first cut-out adapted to receive a first portion of the device; a second base; a second support; a second base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the second base and the second support along a second axis of rotation; and a second swivel slidably connected to the second support and having a second cut-out adapted to receive a second portion of the device spaced apart from the first portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rambod Radmard
  • Publication number: 20150115125
    Abstract: A flatbase bracket includes a body and a support component arranged in the body. The body includes a first shell and a second shell rotatably coupled to the first shell. The support component includes a first support element and a second support element rotatably coupled to the first support element. The first support element has a free end that is opposite to an end coupled to the second support element, and the free end is configured for resisting the body. The second support element has a free end that is opposite to an end coupled to the first support element, and the free end is configured for clasping on the body. The first support element and the second support element are arranged on the body at an angle to support an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: TSUNG-SHAN HOU, QIAN LEI
  • Publication number: 20150115124
    Abstract: For multiple viewing angle media support, and apparatus includes three support sides. Each support side includes a back support and an edge support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Cannon, Juliette Fassett
  • Patent number: 9010529
    Abstract: A foldable cover for protecting or supporting a portable electronic device is provided. The foldable cover comprises a supporting unit and a fixing unit. The supporting unit comprises a plurality of first separations, a convergent part and a plurality of first slab-shaped parts. Each first separation is connected to the convergent part. The fixing unit is connected to the supporting unit to fix the portable electronic device. When the first slab-shaped parts are located at the same surface, the supporting unit covers the portable electronic device. When a three dimensional structure is formed by the first separations, the convergent part and the first slab-shaped parts, the supporting unit supports the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Ying Chen, Hsin-Hsuan Hsieh, You-Ren Chen, Cheng-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8960630
    Abstract: A support structure includes: a base, having an accommodation slot; a support portion, having a first end and a second end, in which the first end is connected to the base and the second end is received in the accommodation slot; and an elastic part, located at the first end of the support portion and encapsulated by the support portion, in which when the first end experiences a force, the elastic part generates an elastic deformation to make the second end extend beyond the accommodation slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dongguan Techsoon Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Fu
  • Patent number: 8950720
    Abstract: A phone stand assembly provides a stand to support a personal phone in a viewable hands free position. An embodiment of the assembly includes a planar member having a back section, a front section, and a base section extending between the back section and the front section. The front section and back sections are pivotally coupled to the base section. The front section is selectively couplable to the back section when the front section and the back section are pivoted relative to the base section. An opening is positioned in the front section. The opening is configured for receiving a phone therein whereby the phone is supported in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Brett J. Carr
  • Patent number: 8899543
    Abstract: A support structure includes a base, a pair of stands, a top hinge, and a pair of holding arms. The stands are rotatably connected to one end of the base to support the base. The top hinge is rotatably connected to the other end of the base opposite to the stands. The rotation plane of the top hinge is perpendicular to the rotation plane of the stands. The holding arms are rotatably connected to the top hinge for holding an object at any desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Liang, Lin-Lin Pan, Chia-Te Yu, Liang-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 8888063
    Abstract: Novel stands for tablet computers and other electronic devices. A stand for a tablet may comprise a body having one or more attachment mechanisms at one location and a crossbar at a second location. The crossbar may comprise a portion of a first material disposed to magnetically interact with a portion of a second material that is provided by the tablet. The magnetic interaction may cause the crossbar to serve as one or more detents that movably affixes the stand in a desired position relative to the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mack, James Yurchenco, Matthew Robert Adams, Andrew Switky, Adam Vollmer, Michael Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140319304
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device includes a supporting base, a guiding element, an adjusting element, and a latching assembly. The supporting base includes a sleeve portion. The adjusting element includes a first body and an adjusting portion. The adjusting portion is mounted on the sleeve portion. The adjusting portion defines a plurality of adjusting holes. The guiding element defines two latching grooves and is sleeved on the adjusting portion. The latching assembly includes a button, an adjusting rod, and a biasing element. The button is inserted into the coupling portion. The adjusting rod includes a fixing portion and a latching portion. The fixing portion is fixed with the button. The latching portion is latched with the adjusting holes. The biasing element resists the button and the sleeve portion. The button is capable of driving the adjusting rod to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHANG-MING KUAN, MING-CHIEN CHIU
  • Patent number: 8857773
    Abstract: Adjustable stand assemblies for portable electronic devices are provided, which allow portable electronic devices to stand-alone in multiple incline positions in both portrait and landscape orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: JTK Enterprises
    Inventors: James T Krohn, Craig B. Stucko
  • Patent number: 8820695
    Abstract: A support for an object is provided. The support may comprise a bottom part, a sidewall, and a plurality of fasteners. The plurality of sidewalls may be connected to the bottom part. The bottom part and the plurality of sidewalls may be made of essentially one piece of flat member. The bottom part and the plurality of sidewalls form an easel to accept the object. The plurality of fastener may be disposed on the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nakada, Hiroki Hirano, Shinya Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20140191102
    Abstract: An adjustable stand holder includes a stand base including a base frame, an axle holder and a guide track arranged at the base frame at right angles, a cover member including a cover frame pivotally coupled to the axle holder and a smoothly curved stop flange raised from a front side of the cover frame for supporting a mobile electronic device on the cover frame, and a wheel receivable in the stand base and mountable between the base frame and cover frame to support the cover member in a tilted position relative to the stand base and movable along the guide track to adjust the tilting angle of the cover member relative to the stand base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Ting LIN
  • Patent number: 8770536
    Abstract: A clipping apparatus includes a base, a support bracket, a positioning member and a rotating arm. The support bracket is located on the base. The support bracket is oblique relative to the base and defines a sliding slot. The positioning member is slidably engaged in the sliding slot. A first end of the rotating arm is pivotably engaged with the base. A second end of the rotating arm, opposite to the first end, is secured to the positioning member. An angle defined between the base and the support bracket is adjustable when the positioning member is slid relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cong-Xu Hu, Yu-Lan Liu, Yong Ma, Chao-Jie Cai
  • Patent number: 8720843
    Abstract: A protective cover structure includes a bottom plate, a coupling plate and a top lid. Two opposite edges of the coupling plate are respectively connected to the bottom plate and a top lid. The bottom plate, coupling plate and top lid are foldable with respect to one another. The bottom plate includes a first bottom board and second bottom board being foldable to each other. A buckling tongue for holding an electronic device is disposed on the first bottom board, and a covering element covering and positioning the electronic device is disposed on the second bottom board. An electronic device can be covered and positioned through the arrangement of the buckling tongue and covering element. When intending to operate the electronic device, a user lifts the top lid and folds and positions it under the bottom plate, or disengage the buckling tongue to release the electronic device, thereby supporting the electronic device in a standing-up use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Tsan-Nien Chen
  • Patent number: 8704960
    Abstract: A deployment system for user interface devices with enhanced interface capabilities and methods for manufacturing and using same. The deployment system includes a main rotating joint system and a device mounting assembly that are coupled via an extension support system. The main rotating joint system enables the deployment system to be installed at any suitable installation location, such as an armrest; whereas, the device mounting assembly is configured to receive a selected user interface device. Advantageously, the deployment system provides an enlarged internal channel for accommodating larger communication cables and a progressive clutch system for supporting the increased weight of the user interface devices. The deployment system thereby can maintain near-constant tension during deployment of the user interface devices, inhibiting drop injuries to users and damage to the user interface devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Todd Weaver
  • Patent number: 8668257
    Abstract: A foldable bracket of a chair contains a positioning rod, a first rotating rod, a connector, a second rotating rod, and a supporting plate. The positioning rod is connected with the chair. The first rotating rod is rotatably coupled with the positioning rod. The connector is joined with the first rotating rod. The second rotating rod is rotatably coupled with the connector, and the supporting plate is connected to the second rotating rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8651445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable book holder that can be converted from its original size into a small size if a user wants to carry the portable book holder, thereby making it easy to be carried, adjust a supporting area in accordance with the sizes of a book, and allow a user to adjust a book holding stand to his or her desired arbitrary angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sang-Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 8640864
    Abstract: A foldable cover for protecting or supporting a portable electronic device is provided. The foldable cover comprises a supporting unit and a fixing unit. The supporting unit comprises a plurality of first separations, a convergent part and a plurality of first slab-shaped parts. Each first separation is connected to the convergent part. The fixing unit is connected to the supporting unit to fix the portable electronic device. When the first slab-shaped parts are located at the same surface, the supporting unit covers the portable electronic device. When a three dimensional structure is formed by the first separations, the convergent part and the first slab-shaped parts, the supporting unit supports the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Ying Chen, Hsin-Hsuan Hsieh, You-Ren Chen, Cheng-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8625261
    Abstract: An interlocking system for connecting a programmable logic controller and a power supply of an industrial control and automation system is provided. The interlocking system includes features configured to facilitate coupling with a panel or rail and a plurality of vertical slots and a latch disposed on a side surface of the power supply. The latch includes a first attachment feature disposed along a flexible tongue cantilevered proximate an opening in a housing of the power supply such that the tongue can flex into the opening. The interlocking system also includes a plurality of hooks and a second attachment feature formed on a side surface of the programmable logic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Chin, Chee Lim Wong
  • Patent number: 8567740
    Abstract: A support unit for supporting readable material at a convenient angle and height for facilitated viewing. The support unit is deployable between a collapsed and generally flat non-deployed position, and a deployed position with a support platen at an adjustably selected angle and height for comfortable viewing. In one embodiment, the support platen is pivotally mounted onto an intermediate bracket plate which in turn is pivotally mounted onto a base plate, with an upper support strut adjustably set to accommodate support platen positioning relative to the base plate and bracket plate in one of multiple angular settings. The support platen may include or support a digital device such as an electronic touch pad, computer or reading device. In a preferred form, the upper support strut is adapted to overlie and protect the support platen and device thereon in the non-deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Byron Richard Tarnutzer, Stephen G. Hauser
  • Patent number: 8544808
    Abstract: The ventilation support for laptop computers provides support for a laptop computer on an uneven or soft surface to allow improved air circulation for the cooling of the laptop computer. The ventilation support for laptop computers includes a flat, planar panel generally matching the bottom surface dimensions of the laptop computer. A front edge of the panel is hinged to the front edge of the bottom surface of the laptop computer. One or more collapsible support members join a rear portion of the panel to a rear portion of the bottom surface of the laptop computer. The collapsible support members will support the laptop computer above the panel in the open position during use, but readily collapse to allow the panel to be placed into the closed position for storage. The collapsible support member(s) may be rigid and unitary, or articulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: David J. Saad
  • Publication number: 20130240704
    Abstract: A stand for a tablet computer is disclosed. The stand comprises a base that can be supported upon a support surface, a support connected by a pivot to the base that can be folded between a compact position in which it closely overlies the base, and at least one raised position in which a part of the support remote from the pivot is retained above the base. The stand further includes a rest that can be placed in an operative position spaced from the support; whereby an edge portion of a tablet computer can be placed between an edge portion of the rest and the support for use. The rest is connected to the support by an intermediate component that allows it to be displaced to the operative position for use. The rest is substantially parallel to the support or is closer to the support in the region of the stops than it is at the edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: John George ANDREWS
  • Patent number: 8534635
    Abstract: A support includes a base frame, a rotatable frame, an adjusting knob assembly and a spring element. Each leg of the base frame has a through hole formed with a protrusion and an L-shaped sliding groove. The rotatable frame pivotedly coupled to the base frame through a first shaft, which is rotatably inserted into the through hole and formed with a plurality of inner teeth. The adjusting knob has a guiding rib and a plurality of outer teeth respective to the inner teeth, and the guiding rib is slidable in and along the guiding groove portion and engagable in the engaging groove portion. The spring element surrounds the second shaft of the adjusting knob, as compressed between the protrusion and the insertion portion. Through operating the adjusting knob, the relative angle of the base frame and the rotatable frame switches between adjustable and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Gang Yang, Qi-Chao Liu, He-Hui Yang, Ping Yu