Notch Or Cavity Engaging Patents (Class 248/456)
  • Patent number: 10696408
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deployable table assembly 10 comprising a deployable table 20, and a support arm 30, the deployable table is moveably mounted to the support arm and moveable between a stowed position 20a and a deployed position 20b, the support arm comprises a coverable region 31 that is covered by the deployable table when the deployable table is in the stowed position, and not covered by the deployable table when the deployable table is in the deployed position, wherein the deployable table assembly further comprises a holder 40 for a personal electronic device mounted at least partially over the coverable region 31 of the support arm. The present invention also provides a deployable table assembly 10 in which the holder 40 is translatably mounted to the support arm 30 and translatable in relation to the support arm from a first translation position to a second translation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats GB Limited
    Inventors: Jurre Miedema, Paul Wills, James Woodington, Andrew Peel, Mark Douglas
  • Patent number: 10602844
    Abstract: A document holder for a display monitor is provided. The device includes a lower portion attached to an upper portion with a hinge, where the lower portion is, in turn affixable to an upper edge of a housing of a display monitor. The lower portion can be integral to the display monitor housing in one embodiment or can be removably secured thereto via a bracket in alternate embodiments. The lower portion further includes a pair of sidewalls and a front retaining wall defining a tray configured to support a document. The upper portion is rotatable between a deployed configuration and a stored configuration, such that the upper portion is positioned between the side retaining walls when the upper portion is in the stored configuration. In one use, documents are displayed above a display monitor within the document holder for enhanced visibility and accessibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Melanee Elliston, Daniel Elliston
  • Patent number: 10514126
    Abstract: An ergonomically designed space saving, collapsible multi-function travel-friendly modular workstation for supporting a broad range of electronic systems, reading materials and the like for users while standing, sitting or on-the-go, and fits in anywhere, anytime is presented. The workstation comprises a support unit, telescopic rod and tripod and is designed to provide needed cooling and ventilation for electronic systems, support healthy postures, and complete comfort and versatility of a multi-function workstation with all the important things needed when working at a desk, thereby improving a user's comfort when using the workstation. Further, the workstation is designed for easy transportation, storage and set up, as well as provide a versatile workspace for a user in many different environments, for everyday use such as note taking, writing, reading, presentations, performing arts and rehearsing while playing a musical instrument, music or conductor stand, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: James Nathaniel Asante
  • Patent number: 10503207
    Abstract: Embodiments of a dock for a multi-form factor Information Handling System (IHS) are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, a dock may include: a base, a plateau configured to receive an IHS, and an arm coupling a distal edge of the base to a proximal edge of the plateau, where the arm rotates with respect to the base around a first axis to lift the plateau, where the plateau rotates with respect to the arm around a second axis to tilt the plateau, and where the second axis is parallel with respect to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 10327571
    Abstract: A photograph frame has a backing plate with an integrally formed support member that can be bent out of a plane of the backing plate to support the frame at a viewing angle. The support member incorporates an integral locking member that is bent out of a plane of the support member to maintain the support member in a fixed position. Both the support member and locking member are formed in situ with the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Richard N. Bradford
  • Patent number: 10274814
    Abstract: Disclosed is an accessory for a portable electric/electronic device. The accessory includes: a base configured such that the back surface of a portable device is mounted on the back surface thereof, a passage channel having an entrance is formed through the center thereof, and a mounting depression is formed through the bottom surface thereof; a guider configured such that the guider is seated in the mounting depression, fastening recesses are oppositely and repeatedly formed on the left and right sides thereof, and the entry side thereof is open; a connection block including a polygonal swing plate configured to be seated in the fastening recesses, and a movable member configured to move along the passage channel and to have a connection hole; a grip formed configured such that the hinge shaft is fitted thereinto; and a cover configured to be mounted into the mounting depression of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Daehyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 10265993
    Abstract: A convertible card and electronic device stand includes a card body fabricated of a flexible material. A pair of stand arms formed within the card body, oriented towards one another from opposite side portions of the card body. The card body is selectively deployable from an initially flat configuration in which the stand arms and remainder of the card body are arranged coplanar with each other, into a deformed, electronic device stand configuration. In the electronic device stand configuration, an electronic device opening is formed in the card body by flexing the stand arms away from a remainder of the card body; in turn, the remainder of the card body is arranged in a bowed configuration and the stand arms are interlocked with each other to secure the remainder of the card body in the bowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jopher Rusinque
  • Patent number: 10098457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convertible article of furniture. The article includes a pair of side rails, with braces formed along an intermediate extent of the side rails. A series of pivotal support bars are also positioned along the pair of side rails. Forwardly and rearwardly located legs are included for supporting the side rails above the ground. The legs are pivotally related to the side rails. The article also includes a series of shelves, with each shelf being pivotally mounted between the pair of side rails. As such, the support bars can be used to selectively support the shelves at an angle relative to the side rails. Alternatively, the shelves can be supported by the braces such that the shelves are aligned with the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gilles Robert Gagne
  • Patent number: 10060574
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a housing, a support board, a linkage trestle and a plurality of elastic bodies. The support board pivots on the housing. The linkage trestle includes a pivot end and a sliding end, the pivot end is pivotally connected to the support board, and the sliding end abuts the housing. The plurality of elastic bodies are disposed in the housing, and the elastic bodies form a slide channel in the housing, wherein the sliding end is disposed in the slide channel, the sliding end abuts the elastic bodies, and the elastic bodies change the width of the slide channel with the movement of the sliding end such that the elastic bodies push against the sliding end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9720452
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a portable computing device with a kickstand, The portable computing device can have a display housing including a display surface and a back surface opposite the display surface. The portable computing device can have the kickstand rotatably connected to the display housing on two sidewalls of the display housing. The kickstand can support the display housing in a plurality of viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Chien-Kuo (Frank) Lee
  • Patent number: 9683694
    Abstract: A stand structure for an article includes: a pin engaging groove formed in an article body; a pivot portion formed below the pin engaging groove and supporting a first arm of a stand; and an engaging portion disposed in a second arm of the stand and engaged with the pin engaging groove. A switching position exists within a range of the pin engaging groove. When, in a state where the bottom portion and the coupling portion are butted against the placement surface, the engaging portion is engaged with a portion of the pin engaging groove which is located at a position lower than the switching position, the article body is supported in a backward inclined state by the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Shiba, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9642453
    Abstract: A collapsible support device configured to support an object in an inclined position, may include a base portion and an upper support panel. A hinge connecting the base portion to the upper support panel may be disposed at one edge of the base portion and a first edge of the upper support panel. The collapsible support device may be configured to be in at least one open position such that the base portion and the upper support panel are at an angle relative to each other and to be in a closed position such that the upper support panel lays against the base portion. The collapsible support device may be used to support the object at an inclined position in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Feinberg
  • Patent number: 9628913
    Abstract: A combination support stand and speaker system is provided for supporting a portable electronic device, such as a tablet computing device, a smart phone, or a portable music player, to facilitate the display and transmission of multimedia content from the electronic device. In general, a support stand is provided for holding an electronic device, where the support stand has a set-up condition for supporting an electronic device in a desired orientation and a folded condition for easy transport and/or storage of the stand. Additionally, the support stand includes a speaker system that is operatively connected to an electronic device supported by the stand, for example through a wireless interface, to transmit audio signals through at least one speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Halo2Cloud LLC
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9596914
    Abstract: Mechanisms for the integration of the form and function of a drafting and note-taking tablet, a laptop computer, and a desktop computer with added enhancements for drop protection, portability, functionality, and ergonomics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph A. Zaloom
  • Patent number: 9591905
    Abstract: A protective case for accommodating a number of variable sized electronic devices is provided. The case comprises internal features including rigid support members and biasing members for securing an electronic device and allowing the selective orientation and positioning of the electrical device for optimizing viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Poon, Craig R. Norman
  • Patent number: 9332837
    Abstract: An assembly for holding and displaying books, or items having a book-like structure includes a book attached to a hinged book-holding device, which displays the book in various positions. The hinge allows the book to move in at least two positions, a first standing position and a second, inclined position. The disclosed book-holding system also comprises a stabilizing mechanism that, when activated, provides a broader structural base. Thus, when the book is inclined and opened, the stabilizing mechanism holds the entire system steady so it does not tilt open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Pencak
  • Patent number: 9308767
    Abstract: Card devices, apparatus and methods to convert generally rectangular shaped cards into stands and mounts for portable electronics, such as but not limited to portable phones, smart phone iPODS®, clocks, and cameras, pens, pencils, other business cards, or other documents, or photo frames. Business cards with indicial on both sides and having either perforated lines or narrow cut lines, that can be folded into a stand so that portable electronics devices can be safely supported on the stands. The business information indicia remains visible and readable on the stands by the user. The cards can have rear stand sections that can be folded outward to form a stand, and foldable lower edges to form a ledge or channel to support an edge of the portable electronics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Keep It Business Cards, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Waldron
  • Patent number: 9297497
    Abstract: A universal tablet cradle assembly for supporting and storing a tablet or electronic device. The universal tablet cradle mounts under a cabinet or shelf and allows for storage and hands-free viewing of any size tablet. The universal tablet cradle also allows for adjustment of the viewing position of the tablet within the cradle, allowing the tablet to be moved forward and backward, and rotated. The viewing angle of the tablet also is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Leonid Vainshtein, Jason Swanson
  • Patent number: 9249922
    Abstract: A foldable stand includes a body having an approximately planar shape. The foldable stand further includes a first inner portion hingably attached to the body. The foldable stand further includes a second inner portion hingably attached to the body. The foldable stand further includes a third inner portion hingably attached to the body, wherein the first inner portion and the second inner portion rotate away from the approximately planar shape of the body to intersect and create an approximately triangular support having the first inner portion as a first side, the second inner portion as a second side, and the body as a third side; and the third inner portion rotates away from the approximately planar shape of the body, providing for an extended stand configuration which is configured to receive an approximately rectangular prism shaped item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Haarburger
  • Patent number: 9218020
    Abstract: A computing device is assembled to withstand drops, to be re-workable, and to reduce unaesthetic variances between the components. A computing device has a display module that is removably hinged on the bottom, held in place by snap fits on the top before being screwed in place, and held in place by replaceable snap fits on the sides. A battery module and a battery connector can be secured in place with stretch removable tape. A peripheral port component may be biased towards an interior of the housing opening when installed. A laser direct structuring antenna module located in a recess of a plastic molding can be grounded to a metal alloy housing. A plastic molding can be mechanically interlocked to a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Wilfredo Martinez, Michael Xingyi Yu, Joshua Paul Davies, Brandon Michael Potens, Andrew McIntyre, Joshua Danel Lemons, Kelly Erin Johnson
  • Patent number: 9198507
    Abstract: A stand for adjustable display comprising: a holder configured to support an item to be displayed on the stand, a bottom edge of the holder configured to contact a surface on which the stand is placed; and an adjustable support configured to be attached to the holder, the adjustable support comprising a supporting leg having a first end configured to engage the holder pivotably about a first axis and a second end configured to contact the surface on which the stand is placed; and an adjusting bar having a first end configured to engage the holder pivotably about a second axis and a second end configured to slidably engage the supporting leg and to pivotably engage the supporting leg about a third axis; wherein the supporting leg comprises a locking mechanism configured to lock the stand in a stationary position between and including a minimum raised position and a maximum raised position such that the second end of the adjusting bar remains stationary on the supporting leg when raising of a top edge of the ho
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: RACER TECHNOLOGY PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Choon Meng Lau
  • Patent number: 9132787
    Abstract: A keyboard mounting assembly includes a base having a body portion with an edge, and a keyboard tray having a support portion configured to engage a keyboard. The keyboard tray further includes an edge-engaging portion configured to releasably engage the edge of the base for pivotal movement between a first position, in which the body portion of the base and the support portion of the keyboard tray are not parallel to one another, and a second position, in which the body portion of the base and the support portion of the keyboard tray are generally parallel to one another. The assembly further includes an interlock mechanism between the base and the keyboard tray that is operable to releasably secure the base and the keyboard tray in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Jeramie Cooper
  • Patent number: 9126615
    Abstract: A mobile device holder includes a holding portion, a lower shelf fixedly attached to a base of the holding portion and configured to support a mobile device, an upper shelf slidably affixed to the holding portion and slidable along a plane defined by the holding portion toward the lower shelf such that a distance between the upper shelf and lower shelf is adjustable, a pivot assembly connected to the holding portion and configured to pivot about a pivot axis, wherein the lower shelf is attached to the base of the holding portion at a fixed distance from the pivot assembly, and a mount affixed to the pivot assembly, wherein the holding portion, the upper shelf and the lower shelf are pivotable together about the pivot axis relative to the mount between an upright position and a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Randy Mersky
  • Patent number: 9116550
    Abstract: A device kickstand is described. In at least some implementations, a kickstand is rotatably attached to a mobile computing device. The kickstand can be rotated to various positions to provide support for different orientations of the computing device. In at least some implementations, hinges are employed to attach a kickstand to a mobile computing device. One example hinge utilizes preset hinge stops that enable the kickstand to be placed at different preset positions. Another example hinge exerts pressure on an edge of the kickstand, providing stability and vibration dampening to the kickstand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Ralf Groene, Karsten Aagaard, Anthony Christian Reed, Stephan Alexander Cummings, Darryl I. Jensen, Joseph B. Gault
  • Patent number: 9072174
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body and a second body. The first body includes a first main body and a first magnetic element fixed in the first main body. The second body includes a second main body, a supporting unit, a second magnetic element, and a third magnetic element. The second main body is adapted to hold the first body. The supporting unit is pivoted to the second main body. The second magnetic element is fixed in the second main body. The third magnetic element is slidably configured in the second main body to restrict a rotation of the supporting unit relative to the second main body. When the first body leans against the second main body, the third magnetic element is subject to a magnetic attraction force from the first magnetic element and escapes from the supporting unit, so that the supporting unit supports the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Jen Lin, Wei-Chih Hsu, Sheng-Wei Wu, Chang-Hua Wei, Hui-Jou Tsai, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Kun-Hsin Liu, Wei-Hao Lan, Chun-Huang Yu, Pei-Yi Chu, Hong-Tien Wang, Shi-Kuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9066442
    Abstract: A stand for an electronic apparatus is provided, which is configured to support a rear surface of the electronic apparatus at different inclining heights. The stand includes a base section composed of a plate member having a first edge and a second edge, and the plate member is configured to rotationally support the electronic apparatus adjacent to the first edge and defines an area for facing the rear surface of the electronic apparatus. The area defines a plurality of leg sections of different sizes, each including a lock section configured to lock with the rear surface of the electronic apparatus and a support section provided adjacent to the second edge of the plate member to serve as a rotational support for the leg section relative to the plate member. The support sections that serve as rotational supports for the plurality of leg sections share a common rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Volker Huebner
  • Publication number: 20150034793
    Abstract: A foldable lectern assembly includes a reading material support surface pivotedly connected to a case. A support bar is arranged to support the reading material support surface in inclined and horizontal positions. The foldable lectern assembly has a table top configuration and a standup configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jacob Roth
  • Patent number: 8925722
    Abstract: A protective case for accommodating a number of variable sized electronic devices is provided. The case comprises internal features including rigid support members and biasing members for securing an electronic device and allowing the selective orientation and positioning of the electrical device for optimizing viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Poon, Craig R. Norman
  • Patent number: 8844892
    Abstract: A stand including a base and a platen assembly. The base includes: an end protrusion extending from a top surface and including a first distal end; and a plurality of adjustment protrusions extending from the top surface and including respective second distal ends. The platen assembly includes a platen and a prop leg. The platen is pivotably connected to the base and the prop leg. For an open position: the platen and prop leg pivot such that: an end of the prop leg contacts an adjustment protrusion or the first end protrusion; the platen and the prop leg form an acute or obtuse angle, opening toward the top surface. For a closed position, the platen and prop leg pivot such that the bottom surface, the platen, and the prop leg are parallel. The first distal end extends further from the top surface than the second distal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Robert Robinson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8763977
    Abstract: A stand for a display device is provided and includes a housing having an accommodating groove, a hinge structure including a first board and two second boards, and a latch including an operation portion. The first board is fixed on a backboard of the display device and has a positioning groove. The two second boards are rotatably connected respectively to two ends of the first board and each is fixed on the housing. The latch is flexibly placed on the housing and is aligned with the first board. The operation portion is exposed through the accommodating groove. The fastening portion is selectively engaged with the positioning groove by releasing a spring force of a spring connected to the latch. When the operation portion is moved in a direction away from the first board, the fastening portion is disengaged from the positioning groove by compressing the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Huang, Shih-Hsiung Yen, Jian-Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20140151524
    Abstract: A display stand includes a base, a leg and a bracket. The bracket is mounted to a backside of the base and includes a bridge for receiving the at least one portion of the leg. The bridge includes a first detent and a second detent. The portion of the leg that is received by the bridge is movable into a first position or a second position. A different portion of the leg mates with the first detent to support the display stand at a first viewing angle when the leg is rotated while in the first position. Yet another portion of the leg mates with the second detent to support the display stand at a second viewing angle that is different from the first viewing angle when the leg is rotated while in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Kent D. Katterheinrich
  • Patent number: 8701318
    Abstract: An angle adjustment apparatus of an image display module includes a display panel configured to have image display devices arranged and disposed therein; fixture frames disposed on the upper and lower sides of the display panel, respectively; rotation frames disposed on one side and the other side of the display panel, respectively; and step angle adjustment units disposed between the auxiliary frames of the display panel and the rotation frames and configured to adjust an angle of the rotation frames by stepwise moving the rotation frames at a constant angle when the rotation frames are rotated. The angle adjustment apparatus can reduce the time taken to install and dismantle image display modules because the angle adjustment work of an image display module is easy and can adjust the angle of the image display module precisely by moving the image display modules at a constant angle stepwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Everbrighten Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Min Kim
  • Publication number: 20140097319
    Abstract: A stand including a base and a platen assembly. The base includes: an end protrusion extending from a top surface and including a first distal end; and a plurality of adjustment protrusions extending from the top surface and including respective second distal ends. The platen assembly includes a platen and a prop leg. The platen is pivotably connected to the base and the prop leg. For an open position: the platen and prop leg pivot such that: an end of the prop leg contacts an adjustment protrusion or the first end protrusion; the platen and the prop leg form an acute or obtuse angle, opening toward the top surface. For a closed position, the platen and prop leg pivot such that the bottom surface, the platen, and the prop leg are parallel. The first distal end extends further from the top surface than the second distal ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Robert Robinson
  • Patent number: 8605431
    Abstract: A support is provided for supporting an electronic device on a supporting surface. The support includes a shell configured to receive the electronic device, a frame rotatably connected to the shell, and two adjusting arms. Top ends of the two adjusting arms and two opposite sides of the shell are configured such that the top ends of the two adjusting arms are slidable along longitudinal directions of the two opposite sides of the shell when a user applies force to the support, and further configured for holding the top ends of the two adjusting arms in stationary positions relative to the two opposite sides of the shell when the user does not apply force to the support. Opposite ends of the two adjusting arms are rotatably connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan-Chang Cheng, Lin-Lin Pan, Cong-Bing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8570048
    Abstract: An inspection jig for a display panel, used in an inspection system for the display panel and in a method for inspecting the display panel, includes a plate, a ground plate and at least one side holder. The ground plate is disposed on the plate and receives the display panel. The at least one side holder is disposed at a side surface of the plate to control the angle of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Kyu Lee, Sang-Rock Yoon, Ki-Seob Lee
  • 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: 8424465
    Abstract: A slant board for viewing, reading, or working an object at a convenient angle is provided. The slant board includes a table. The table includes an inner face, an outer face, and a plurality of struts, each strut pivotally coupled to the inner face along respective lateral pivot axes. The slant board also includes a base pivotally coupled to the table to define a tilt angle therebetween. The base includes a plurality of stops for engaging the struts. At least two struts have different lateral pivot axes and/or different lengths. Each of the plurality of struts is engageable with at least one of the plurality of stops to provide a range of tilt angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Epifanio Villanueva Florendo, 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: 8322290
    Abstract: A multi-use table includes a tabletop; a pair of legs carried by the tabletop; and a mouse pad having a mouse pad body carried by the tabletop, a track ball mouse carried by the mouse pad body and an interface cable connected to the track ball mouse. The multi-use table can include a tilting tabletop having a tab, which is removably inserted into a slot within a table base. An angle support assembly is hingeably coupled to a center lower surface of the tilting tabletop. The angle support engages with a feature within the table base such that the tilting tabletop remains at an angle. An anti-slip material can be disposed upon the top surface of the tabletop for securing a laptop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Giancarlo Mignano
  • Patent number: 8267477
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a folding portable footstool with a support surface that is adjustable to multiple angles and multiple heights. The footstool includes a base, a first leg member, a second leg member, and a platform which when engaged by one or both of the leg members is adjustable to one of a plurality of possible angles and one of a plurality of possible heights. When neither leg member is engaged, the footstool can be folded to facilitate portability and ease of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Julie Portia Appiah Finn
  • Patent number: 8205561
    Abstract: A frame includes a pair of parallel arms that are transversely spaced apart from one another. A first brace interconnects the parallel arms at their respective leading ends and a second brace interconnects the parallel arms at their respective mid-lengths. A table has a first end hingedly connected to the second brace. A first and second plurality of teeth is provided along an extent of the first and second arms, respectively. First and second support struts hingedly interconnect the table to preselected teeth when the table is in a first angular position relative to the frame. First and second book supports are slideably mounted on the table and lockable into any selected position. The parallel arms are releasably attached to the armrests of a conventional wheelchair. The support struts are disengaged from the teeth to enable folding the table into a horizontal storage position where it overlies the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Rick Bierworth
  • Publication number: 20120138766
    Abstract: A supporting frame comprises a bottom plate; two lateral plates capable of being installed to two lateral sides of the bottom plate; and two supporting plates capable of being installed two ends of the bottom plate; and a free end of one supporting plate being resisted against another supporting plate. Each supporting plate has a respective hook for hooking the rod body. Each lateral plate has an inward recess, and each inward recess is installed with a pivotal rod, respectively; and each lateral plate has a hook portion; each hook portion is selectively installed to the pivotal. Each supporting plate has plurality of positioning recesses, and a free end of another supporting plate can be buckled to one of the recess. The bottom plate has two through holes for retaining a supporting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: CHE-HUAN CHEN
  • Patent number: 8056878
    Abstract: A document holder has compact construction for in-line placement and viewing between a keyboard and display monitor. The holder can be set-up in a minimum profile configuration to accommodate small source documents, and can be quickly expanded to accommodate relatively large source documents. Easel size conversion is provided by a compound easel that is mounted for pivotal movement on a base platform. The easel viewing angle can be tilted to suit operator viewing preferences. The document support position can be adjusted vertically up and down to provide a reading level that satisfies operator needs and preferences. The compound easel includes a “drop-down” reading rack that can be extended below the front edge of a workstation support surface in the over-hang zone adjacent the edge of the work surface and above the keyboard to allow in-line placement and use of the document holder in workstations where the available work surface area is not large enough to support a conventional document holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Vu Ryte, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas B. Ramey, III
  • Patent number: 8038114
    Abstract: The present invention is able to guide the wind produced by a fan interior of a heat sink when rotating to the interior of a computer, and discharge heat energy from the interior of the computer. Moreover, a user can easily adjust and fix air outlets of fan assemblies to corresponding positions beneath air inlets of a notebook computer to achieve optimum heat dissipation effectiveness. In addition, the user can adjust the screen viewing angle and height of the notebook computer, as well as make forward and rearward displacement or right and left rotation of the computer, thereby facilitating operational use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Shao-Chieh Ting
  • Patent number: 7926429
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable heat-dissipating pad for a portable computer conforms to the ergonomics and includes: a plate provided with a guiding slot and fixing troughs, both sides of the guiding slot being provided with a plurality of positioning regions; a support provided with a positioning post, the positioning post passing through the guiding slot with the support being detachably assembled in the guiding slot of the plate to support the plate; and a supporting pad passing through the fixing trough and connected to the bottom of the plate, thereby preventing the articles on the plate form sliding. With the positioning post of the support being positioned in the positioning region in a multi-stage manner, the plate on the support can be positioned at a plurality of angles. Furthermore, the supporting pad can support the elbow of a user and conform to the ergonomics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 7871051
    Abstract: A document holder is provided for a vehicle such as a cart, and especially a shopping cart having a back panel. The document holder includes a writing portion and a bracket portion. A securing member is provided at the writing portion to secure a piece of paper such as a grocery list or coupons. Preferably, the bracket portion has a forward bracket member spaced from a rearward bracket member to define a channel for receiving an upper portion of the back panel to support the holder. The securing member may be configured to hold a writing instrument. An advertisement holder may be positioned on the holder to hold and protect advertisements, store announcements, pictures, or the like while also providing a writing surface thereon. In a preferred embodiment, a document holder includes a flexible, resilient frame or bumper, and/or a two-piece bracket portion for attachment to a shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: ABS Studio LLC
    Inventors: Amy Youngblood Schuermann, Brian Stier Schuermann, Anthony Honerkamp, Geoff Ficke, Nancy Ficke, Richard D. Harrington
  • Publication number: 20100294909
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hauser, B. Richard Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 7828260
    Abstract: A support unit is provided for supporting reading material at a selected and convenient angle and height for facilitated viewing. The support unit is deployable between a collapsed and generally flat or two-dimensional 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 a base plate for swinging movement between the non-deployed and deployed positions. In another embodiment, the support platen is pivotally mounted onto an intermediate bracket plate which is in turn pivotally mounted onto the base plate, wherein the bracket plate permits the support platen to be raised or lowered relative to the base plate with the support platen oriented in one of multiple angular settings relative to the bracket plate. The support platen and base plate may respectively incorporate a computer screen and a keyboard/processor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hauser, B. Richard Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 7762519
    Abstract: For installing an apparatus body of an electronic apparatus at a standing state on a supporting surface, the supporting device includes a leg and support. The leg is rotatably provided on a back surface of the apparatus body at the standing state and is used for holding the apparatus body supported by the supporting surface. The support is rotatably provided on the back surface and engaged with the leg for defining an angle of the leg with respect to the back surface. The leg and the support are foldable in substantially parallel to the back surface without overlapping with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Kunii, Masaki Kobayashi