With Indicator Or Inspection Means Patents (Class 248/542)
  • Patent number: 10374404
    Abstract: An assembly including an electrical junction box and an accompanying shroud plate wherein the latter is aligned with the mounting elements found in a typical junction box so as to maintain a relationship between the shroud plate and the junction box such that when the assembly is installed, stray nails and/or screws used to secure sheetrock or the like to framing members such as wall studs does not penetrate a rear wall of the junction box or the surface covering of cables connected to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Calabrese, Evan Giannotti
  • Patent number: 10184538
    Abstract: A telescopable spring support which comprises a housing, a pressure plate, a load pipe, and a pressure spring and which is designed to elastically support components in a load direction. The housing has a stand side and an upper side, and the pressure plate is arranged in the housing and can be moved within the housing in the load direction. The pressure spring is arranged between the pressure plate and the stand side and applies a spring force to the pressure plate, said spring force being directed towards the upper side in the load direction. The load pipe is connected to the pressure plate and, in each position of the pressure plate, extends outwards from the interior of the housing through an opening arranged on the upper side of the housing. The housing comprises a stand housing and a movable housing. The movable housing can be moved towards the stand housing in the load direction, wherein the stand housing has a stand side, and the movable housing has the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LISEGA SE
    Inventors: Joerg Bernert, Ekkehard Heinrichs, Arnold Radtke
  • Patent number: 9791093
    Abstract: To realize a mechanism that can support an article at a desired position in such a way as to be able to move the article, with a thin, simple configuration. A load support mechanism 1 includes a fixed support section 2, which includes a fixed cam 8; a movable support section 3, which receives a load and can move vertically; a horizontal cam groove 13, which is provided in the movable support section; a cam follower member 15, which can move horizontally along the cam groove; a first spring 4, which is mounted between the fixed support section and the movable support section to support a load; and a second spring 18, which pushes the cam follower member horizontally and presses the cam follower member against a fixed cam surface 9 of the fixed cam. A reaction force of the fixed cam against the cam follower contains a vertical component depending on a height position of the movable support section, and the vertical component assists or reduces the spring's force to push up the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuzo Aoyagi, Hiroto Akiyama, Toru Ochiai, Misao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9714671
    Abstract: A clamp is provided that allows for easily and securely mounting an object such as a PV panel to a rail having an internal recess or channel. The clamp utilizes one or more splice bars that extend into a recess of a rail that supports a PV panel. In one arrangement, the splice bar is inserted through an end of the rail into the recess such that a portion the splice bar extends beyond the end of the rail. A sliding clamp body engages lateral edges of the slice bar to, in one embodiment, compress a PV panel against a surface of the rail. The sliding clamp body may be affixed to the splice bar to secure the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman
  • Publication number: 20150144762
    Abstract: A system for adjustable construction or demolition temporary supports is disclosed. The adjustable construction or demolition temporary support includes a plurality of sensor devices for measuring load on the support and signal detection and communication device that being in communication with the sensor devices. The communication device further comprises a display unit and/or audio output unit for providing visual and/or audible alarm for alarming conditions. The signal detection and communication device further includes a wireless transceiver for remote monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chi Hung Louis Lam, Chun Yu Ronald Lam
  • Publication number: 20150144761
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include apparatuses and systems used for the positioning of equipment. An apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure can include a height adjustable table; a platform coupled to the height adjustable table; a tilt adjuster coupled to the platform, the tilt adjuster being configured to tilt the platform relative to the height adjustable table; an equipment support structure slidably connected to the platform, the equipment support structure being configured to support a piece of equipment; a drive mechanism coupled to the platform and configured to slidably move the equipment support structure across the platform; and a bracket coupled to the equipment support structure, wherein the bracket is configured to removably attach the piece of equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Davi, Stuart Craig Hanson, Thomas Alan Mogle, II, Robert Joseph Rohrssen, Wayne David Sullivan, Jun Yang
  • Publication number: 20150083883
    Abstract: A four bar linkage boom arm imaging stand assembly system and related methods are provided. The stand includes a height-adjustable imaging platform. The imaging platform is configured for holding a scanning device. The stand is configured to be mobile. The stand is also configured to be stable while moving a scanning device to a desired height and position. The stand is configured such that the imaging platform remains at a consistent orientation throughout the entire range of possible heights. The stand includes a unique brake feature for maintaining the imaging platform at a desired height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Meuret, Adam J. Warden, Isaac H. Gipson, Aaron A. Hudlemeyer, Deighton E. Brunson
  • Publication number: 20150059294
    Abstract: A transport puck vertically aligns a caulking cartridge, nozzle-down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Louis Fitzgerald, IV
  • Publication number: 20150044003
    Abstract: A system and methodology facilitates the handling of oilfield material. The oilfield material is stored in at least one silo which enables use of gravity to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other suitable equipment. Each modular silo is transportable and may be engaged with a support structure via a pivot connection. Once engaged, the silo is pivoted to a raised, upright position on the support structure. The oilfield material is then moved to an interior of the silo, and gravity may be used to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other equipment in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hau Nguyen-Phuc Pham
  • Publication number: 20150028177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jack stand and safety support comprising: four sides that substantially form a pyramid; two of said four sides being opposite each other including cut outs and handles; a top including a three tiers basin that includes an optional drainage channel extending across all tiers and drainage holes and glow in the dark lengthwise strips along the corners of said jack stand and support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Vargas
  • Publication number: 20150028729
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is configured to be connected to the frame of a switchboard cabinet. The frame includes at least one frame member having a first wall including a plurality of first holes, and a second wall including a plurality of second holes and arranged transverse to the first wall. The mounting bracket includes a flat surface configured to abut against the first wall, at least one element protruding transversally with respect to the flat surface and configured to be inserted into a corresponding one of the first holes, by abutting the flat surface against the first wall, and an elastic mechanism configured to interact with and be elastically repulsed by the second wall during insertion of the at least one element into the corresponding first hole, and elastically return and engage with corresponding one or more of the second holes when the flat surface abuts against the first wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Massimo FRATTARUOLO, Simone Angelo PROSERPIO
  • Publication number: 20150011869
    Abstract: Scanner Systems with table stabilizers for stabilizing patient support structures during a surgery include a stabilizer block that can cooperate with the gantry to structurally support a head end portion of the table to prevent undesired movement of the table under an end load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: MRI Interventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Piferi, Kamal Vij, Scott Arnold
  • Publication number: 20140374565
    Abstract: This invention relates to an active vibration isolation installation based on electromagnetic and aerostatic floatation which is essential for the super-precision measurement and manufacture. It mainly consists of an isolation platform, an intermediate sleeve and a base. The isolation platform supports any object(s) placed on the platform and is supported by the intermediate sleeve. And the intermediate sleeve is supported on the base which is fixed on the ground. This invention uses the combination electromagnetic and aerostatic floatation to achieve large bearing capacity while excellent vibration isolation performance is maintained. This invention realizes automatic control of stiffness, using closed-loop speed control methods. It is therefore conclude that this invention can impose an excellent inhibitory action on the vibration originating from surroundings and the platform itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jiubin Tan, Lei Wang, Rongwei Wen, Bo Zhao, Yuanyuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20140375208
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for an ion generator mounting device for application of bipolar ionization to airflow within a conduit, the device includes a housing for mounting to the conduit having an internal panel within the enclosure, and an arm extending from the housing for extension into the conduit and containing at least one opening. At least one coupling for mounting an ion generator to the arm oriented with an axis extending between a pair of electrodes of the ion generator being generally perpendicular to a flow direction of the airflow within the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL PLASMA SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Houston WADDELL
  • Patent number: 8876078
    Abstract: An HVAC inspection frame device facilitates inspection within an HVAC system. The device includes a frame having a perimeter wall defining a channel extending through the frame. A lower flange is coupled to the frame extending inwardly into the channel from an interior face of the perimeter wall. Thus, the lower flange is configured for supporting the frame on a furnace. An upper flange is coupled to the frame extending inwardly into the channel from the interior face of the perimeter wall. Thus, the upper flange is configured to support the evaporator coil on the upper flange. An aperture is positioned in the perimeter wall for insertion of an optical inspection device to provide an image of the evaporator coil or furnace without time consuming disassembly or drilling of existing structure. A plug is insertable into the aperture engaging the perimeter wall and closing the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel N. Gates
  • Publication number: 20140319307
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and a system for compensating for thermal expansion and contraction of rail mounted solar panel rooftop systems. In one aspect, a floating end clamp that secures a solar panel in slidable captive cooperation with a mounting rail. In another aspect, a rail splice bridges two mounting rails with a gap between the rails for thermal expansion and contraction. The rail splice includes indicia for setting the gap distance between rails based on ambient temperature at the time of installation. In another aspect, a spacing gauge includes indicia for setting the gap distance between rails based on ambient temperature at the time of installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sunmodo Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford Schrock, Jun Liu
  • Publication number: 20140319308
    Abstract: A hoist (19) pull (P) limiting device (11), comprising: a first bearing element (14) to which the hoist (10) is fastened; a second bearing element (18) fastened to the bearing structure (24) on which the pull strength (P) acting on the hoist (10) is unloaded; a butt hinge (16) connecting the first (14) and the second (18) bearing elements with each other, the hinge (16) axis being substantially perpendicular to the direction wherein, through rope (22) of the hoist (10), the pull (P) acts on the latter, said axis being at a certain distance from the rope (22) leaving the hoist (10) drum; elastic means (20; 20A; 20.1; 20.1A) suitable to oppose the rotation of the first bearing element (14) away from the second bearing element (18) on account of the pull (P); means (28) suitable to detect when the width of the rotation angle (f) of the first bearing element (14) relative to the second bearing element (18) matches the maximum predetermined pull (P), as well as to emit the relevant signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Next Hydraulics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Stello AGAZZI
  • Publication number: 20140312196
    Abstract: A sterile display for a sterile container includes a thermally actuatable display apparatus for the display of a first and a second sterility condition of the sterile container. The display apparatus includes an adjustment mechanism having an actuator element which can be transferred, by means of external heating, from a first stress state in which the first sterility condition can be displayed, to a second stress state in which the second sterility condition can be displayed. The adjustment mechanism includes a thermo-bimetal element wherein, by means of its actuation, the actuator element of the adjustment mechanism can be transferred from the first stress state to the second stress state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Peter SCHULZ, Stefan SCHUSTER, Dieter WEISSHAUPT
  • Publication number: 20140299733
    Abstract: An antenna rotation mechanism includes a bearing holder, a bearing, a first pressing member, a second pressing member, a plurality of first elastic arms and a plurality of second elastic arms. The bearing is disposed on an elastic fixing socket of the bearing holder. The first pressing member is disposed on first plane of the bearing and the second pressing member is disposed on second plane of the bearing. When the first pressing member abuts against the each first elastic arm along a first axial direction, the each first elastic arm provides a first radial thrust to the bearing, to force the bearing to move to an axle center. When the second pressing member abuts against the each second elastic arm along a second axial direction, the second first elastic arm provides a second radial thrust towards the bearing to force the bearing to move to the axle center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Cheng Wu, Yu-Jui Chiang, Jin-Jong Lin
  • Publication number: 20140291473
    Abstract: An end cap for a seat track assembled between a vehicle seat and a floor of a vehicle. The seat track includes an upper track attached to the vehicle seat and a lower track attached to the floor that receives the upper track in a sliding relationship. A seat position sensor attached to the upper track senses the position of the lower seat track. The end cap has a plurality of longitudinally extending walls that are assembled over the lower track. One of the longitudinally extending walls is attached to a recessed portion of the lower track with an external surface that is contiguous with the outer surface of one wall of the lower track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans-Peter MISCHER, Klaus WALTER, Michael WOJATZKI, Christian RUTHMANN
  • Publication number: 20140290716
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module mounting assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a bearing cradle assembly, a first mounting bracket, and a second mounting bracket. The bearing cradle assembly is attached to the first and second mounting brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Unirac, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles William STUBBS
  • Publication number: 20140263928
    Abstract: A sucker includes a sucker body, a pressure sensor, a control circuit board, and a warning member. The sucker body has an attachment surface. The control circuit board and the warning member are combined with the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor, the control circuit board and the warning member are mounted in a closed receiving portion. The pressure sensor is connected to the attachment surface of the sucker body. Thus, the pressure sensor, the control circuit board and the warning member construct an early warning detection mechanism which successively detects and monitors the pressure of the attachment surface of the sucker body, and produces an early warning signal automatically by detection of the pressure differential of the attachment surface of the sucker body to prevent the sucker from being detached from an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kuei-I Chen
  • Publication number: 20140251724
    Abstract: A fall-arrest anchor comprising a single, elongated member having a breaking strength more than 5,000 lb (22.5 kN). The single, elongated member comprises a first anchor portion sized and configured for attachment to a building and a second worker-attachment portion sized and configured for attachment to a worker's lifeline. The first anchor portion is at least about twice as long as the second worker-attachment portion, and the first anchor portion and the second worker-attachment portion are joined at an angle such that subjecting the fall-arrest anchor to a fall-arrest stress load visibly deforms the fall-arrest anchor and visibly changes the angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Steven C. Nichols, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140175260
    Abstract: A solar tracker comprises: a measuring section which measures the quantity of electric power generated by a solar panel; a solar position getting section which gets information about the theoretical solar position; a driving section which changes the orientation of the solar panel; a dither control section which measures a solar position; a positional shift measuring section which measures a solar positional shift between the measured solar position and the theoretical solar position. The driving section corrects the theoretical solar position based on the estimated attitude error and controls the orientation of the solar panel based on the theoretical position corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ryutaro FUTAKUCHI, Masaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140169402
    Abstract: An ion implant apparatus configured to measure the temperature or monitor the degradation of components in the apparatus is provided. The ion implant apparatus may include a platen configured to move in a first direction, a mask frame to hold one or more masks disposed on the platen, a first optical sensor configured to project an optical beam to a second optical sensor, and a measurement bar disposed on the mask frame, the measurement bar raised above the surface of the mask frame to interrupt the optical beam when the platen moves in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron P. Webb, Benjamin B. Riordon, Charles T. Carlson, Christopher N. Grant, Luke Bonecutter, William T. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140151527
    Abstract: Described is a multi-legged instrument stand that is specifically designed to increase stability and resistance to tipping. The stand can be used with any suitable instrument, such as guitars (via a guitar hanger), microphones, etc. The stand includes a base with a body pole. A leg connector is slidably attached with the body pole, with three legs and two stabilizers being pivotally connected with the leg connector. Thus, the legs and stabilizers can collapse for storage or rotate outward to allow the stand to be positioned upon a ground surface with increased stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Ravi Sawhney, Paul Janowski, Kurt Botsai, Richard Firth
  • Publication number: 20140137446
    Abstract: A marking apparatus for a dishware is provided. The apparatus includes a base portion, a first support member extending from the base portion, and a second support member extending from the base portion opposite the first support member so as to define a cavity therebetween. At least one of the first support member and the second support member include at least one slot structured for retaining an indicium member received therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Suzanne Monaghan, Dennis K. Scheer
  • Publication number: 20140131544
    Abstract: A field installable support bracket assembly for an electrical box, wherein the electrical box is to be secured to a side surface of a first structural stud. The field installable support bracket assembly includes a stud bracket and an adjustable back bracket. The stud bracket includes a stud bracket member configured to be secured to a front surface of a second structural stud, and a stud bracket guiding rib. The adjustable back bracket includes a mounting panel configured to be secured to a back of the electrical box, and a back bracket guiding rib. The back bracket guiding rib and the stud bracket are configured to join the stud bracket to the adjustable back bracket. The field installable support bracket assembly is configured to provide support for the electrical box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ioan-Liviu Lupsa, Michele Di Lillo, Daniel Lalancette, Brian MacDonald, Marc-Antoine Veillette
  • Publication number: 20140131545
    Abstract: A multi-piece wall faucet mounting sleeve that includes a tube and flange assembly having a longitudinal axis and a tube, and that includes a mounting bracket assembly configured to telescopically receive a portion of the tube and flange assembly such that the mounting bracket assembly is slidingly disposable about the tube of the tube and flange assembly. In addition, the components are configured such that the mounting bracket of the mounting bracket assembly is non-perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tube of the tube and flange assembly when they are assembled together. Thus, the tube integrally provides a downward fall, or natural drain angle, with respect to a wall surface when assembled to the mounting bracket assembly, which fall allows for water to drain from a faucet, such as a freezeless faucet, disposed in the tube. Further, the tube is easily assembled and adjustable within and lockable to the mounting bracket assembly even after the mounting bracket assembly is disposed about the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Michael V. Holt
  • Publication number: 20140084126
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a coupling device configured to couple to a surface. The coupling device including: (a) a first housing; (b) a rotational dial with a first aperture and mechanically coupled to the first housing, the rotational dial comprising a cam mechanism adjacent to the first aperture; (c) a support base comprising a first stem with a second aperture, the first stem is located inside the first aperture, the stem having a second aperture; (d) a suction cup coupled to at least one of the rotational dial or the support base, the suction cup having: (1) a suction portion; and (2) a second stem located inside of the second aperture; and (e) an elastic mechanism located at least partially between the support base and the second stem of the suction cup. The coupling device is configured such that the suction cup can be rotated relative to at least the rotational dial to create a vacuum between the suction portion and the surface. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Duncan Seil, Vincent Razo, Thorben Neu, Chad DeJong, David A. Kleeman, Vijendra Nalwad, Jung Man Park, Steven Lane
  • Publication number: 20140083886
    Abstract: A modular bracket and associated instrumentation case configuration is disclosed herein. The modular bracket may include a support member structured to receive a specific instrument and hold the instrument at a fixed position, and an attachment member to facilitate a releasable attachment to a mounting surface such as an instrument tray platform. The modular bracket is shaped to provide an indication of the instrument, to allow user identification of the instrument received by the support member. For example, the indication of the instrument may be provided in the modular bracket by the perimeter shape of the attachment member that resembles an outline of the instrument. A modular instrument case assembly including a tray and housing may provide a platform for modular placement of one or more modular brackets into a specific arrangement of instrumentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Michael Winterrowd, Ralph Brent Sweet, II
  • Publication number: 20140061421
    Abstract: A device according to various embodiments can include a durable IV organizer and cover locking device for identifying, aligning and securing multiple IV lines, catheters or fluid-like lines therein to prevent damage, deformation and entanglement thereto. Some embodiments can include a cover provided with a plurality of recessed channels on an under surface. A support base is provided with the plurality of recessed channels on a top surface for retaining a plurality of cables. A hinge is interdisposed between the cover and the support base to enable the cover and the support base to move between a closed position and an open position. A latching mechanism is configured to latch the cover and the support base in the closed position. At least one pair of retaining clips is disposed along the elongated channels of the support base to retain each one of the plurality of cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel G. J. Lane
  • Patent number: 8662002
    Abstract: A retractable post assembly with alarm function is disclosed. The retractable post assembly includes: a stationary post being a column member; a moveable post being a column member and moveably sleeved with the stationary post; and an alarm device, such as an air whistle, an electrically-controlled buzzer unit, and an electrically-controlled alarm lamp unit, installed in the retractable post assembly at a proper location. When the moveable post is making a relative movement with respect to the stationary post, the alarm device senses the movement and raises an alarm accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Linco Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ting Lin
  • Publication number: 20140054338
    Abstract: A vacuum mount system a first vacuum device (12) configured for detachable connection to a portable electronic device (18), a second vacuum device (14) configured for detachable connection to a mounting surface (17), and a flexible connector (16) attached between the first vacuum device (12) and the second vacuum device (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Publication number: 20140008510
    Abstract: A seat slide position detection device for a vehicle includes: a fixed rail attached to a vehicle floor; a movable rail supported to the fixed rail slidably in a longitudinal direction of the fixed rail; a detected portion disposed in a predetermined area of the fixed rail extending in the longitudinal direction; and a position sensor attached to the movable rail and having a sensor detector in a position of the position sensor opposed to the detected portion. The position sensor includes a protrusion attached to the movable rail with an extremity portion of the protrusion in contact with the movable rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Motohiko Ozawa, Timothy J. Wieber, Paul J. Jefferies, Harutomi Nishide
  • Publication number: 20130306543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a manually openable clamping holder (1) for releasably fixing a single-use medical device to a medical treatment apparatus. The clamping holder (1) has a sensor (9) for detecting the position of the clamping jaws (2, 3) of the clamping holder (1). With the clamping holder (1) the correct equipping of a medical treatment apparatus with the appropriate single-use device can be monitored economically and with simple operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Nicolas Beisser
  • Publication number: 20130299667
    Abstract: A mounting system for attaching components to surfaces without compromising, but instead maintaining, the integrity of the mounting surface. The mounting system includes a vacuum device and component, or water vessel accessory, such that it is easily movable, can withstand or support heavy loads, does not require permanent alteration of the mounting surface by drilling holes or tapping screws and does not require hardware to be affixed to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Publication number: 20130299668
    Abstract: An element for engaging a portable media player and an assembly of an element and a media player, where the element is adapted to engage the media player and facilitate orientating the media player in each of four different orientations: upright portrait mode, upright landscape mode, horizontal portrait mode and nearly horizontal landscape mode. In addition, the element is adapted to determine the orientation of the media player and operate built-in speakers accordingly. Also, the media player may be operated to initiate or shift to software or applications predetermined for each individual orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: BANG & OLUFSEN A/S
    Inventor: Jørgen Daucke Von Barner
  • Publication number: 20130233995
    Abstract: A vertical carrier for a wall-hung lavatory includes at least two vertically-extending upright members and at least one waste line sleeve connected to the at least one of the at least two vertically-extending upright members. The at least one waste line sleeve includes a horizontal passageway defined therein, the horizontal passageway being configured to allow a horizontal waste line to extend through the at least one waste line sleeve and the at least one of the at least two vertically-extending upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Wroblewski, William A. Verdecchia
  • Publication number: 20130220367
    Abstract: A method for treating pipe string sections being in a set-back and being arranged in a vertical position comprises arranging a remote-controllable manipulator at least at one of the threaded portions of the pipe string sections. In addition, the method comprises providing the remote-controllable manipulator with a tool. The tool is arranged to at least clean or lubricate said threaded portion. Further, the method comprises moving the tool to a threaded portion which is to be treated and at least clean or lubricate the threaded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO NORWAY AS
    Inventor: Roar Berge
  • Patent number: 8505866
    Abstract: A sensor assembly that is fixed to a fixing subject member includes a bracket that is fixed to a fixing subject member, a spacer that is attached to the bracket and contacts the fixing subject member, and a rotation sensor that is held by the bracket and is sandwiched between the spacer and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Jatco Ltd
    Inventor: Takanori Hagihara
  • Publication number: 20130168527
    Abstract: The invention described here is an improved retail display. The display includes an anchored mount (“anchor”) attached to a base portion of a display stand or countertop surface. The display includes a clamshell holder that provides a security puck. The security puck is connected to an under-side surface of an electronic product offered for sale to the public. A coiled power cord interconnects the anchor and the puck and thus tethers the product to the display as it is lifted from and returned to the clamshell holder during the course of a consumer's examination of the product. The coiled power cord has a continuous spring steel coil embedded therein, which makes it difficult to cut the power cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Wade Wheeler, Donald Niderost, Ron Peters, Eric Pitt
  • Publication number: 20130112838
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a coupling device configured to couple to a surface. The coupling device including: (a) a first housing; (b) a rotational dial with a first aperture and mechanically coupled to the first housing, the rotational dial comprising a cam mechanism adjacent to the first aperture; (c) a support base comprising a first stem with a second aperture, the first stem is located inside the first aperture, the stem having a second aperture; (d) a suction cup coupled to at least one of the rotational dial or the support base, the suction cup having: (1) a suction portion; and (2) a second stem located inside of the second aperture; and (e) an elastic mechanism located at least partially between the support base and the second stem of the suction cup. The coupling device is configured such that the suction cup can be rotated relative to at least the rotational dial to create a vacuum between the suction portion and the surface. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130037686
    Abstract: A lift for raising and lowering a backdrop is provided. The lift includes: a base including at least three legs; a tower boom extending substantially vertically from the base and including top, middle, and bottom telescoping sections, wherein the tower boom is capable of telescoping from a fully retracted position to a fully extended position; and a post extending substantially vertically from the tower boom, wherein the post is detachable from the tower boom at a lower end of the post and attachable to a truss adapted for attaching to a backdrop at an upper end of the post, wherein a minimum height of the tower boom in the fully retracted position is less than about 35% of a maximum height of the tower boom and post, when the tower boom is in the fully extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ralph Cichetti, David D. MacMurtry, Quang N. Truong, Risto M. Salo, Amanda Uhlein
  • Patent number: 8371551
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the level of a refrigerator includes: a main body; a guide groove formed to be level in a forward/backward direction of the main body; a movement unit inserted in the guide groove and moving in the direction in which the main body is inclined; a contact point part formed at one of both ends of the guide groove and selectively connected to the movement unit; and a notifying unit informing about whether or not the contact point part is connected. When the refrigerator is installed, an installation technician can recognize whether or not the refrigerator is installed to be level regardless of a skilled degree of the installation technician, so the installation time can be shortened and a service satisfaction of consumers can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Woo-Jin Jang
  • Patent number: 8366192
    Abstract: A device for locking to a vehicle seat having a child car seat mounting system includes a pair of pawl assemblies with hooks that connect to the loops of a child car seat mounting system. The hooks are spring-actuated pawls. The device includes two indicator windows that can respectively display the open or locked status of the first hook and the second hook, which move in unison and also lock and open in unison. The indicator windows separately confirms the condition of both of the hooks. A button is interconnected to both of the hooks to simultaneously control opening and locking thereof. The button is also interconnected to a ratchet to permit simultaneous relocation of the hooks for custom adjustment. A child car seat can be mounted to the device to secure the child seat to a vehicle seat that includes a child car seat mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SKJP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Clement, Russell Berger
  • Publication number: 20130015315
    Abstract: A lift assembly comprising an article to be raised and lowered, a cable coupled to the article and defining a longitudinal axis, a power mechanism coupled to the drive element, a drum powered by the power mechanism, a cable keeper biasing the drive element toward the drum, a keeper shaft providing lateral movement of the cable keeper, and an encoder mounted for rotation with the keeper shaft. The encoder provides information regarding the position of the article. The lift assembly can also include a load cell assembly including a load cell housing, a load cell member contacting the drive element and movable relative to the load cell housing, and a load cell sensor coupled to the load cell member and operative to provide an output corresponding with a load on the drive element. The load cell member can be mounted for movement laterally relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald A. Hoffend, III, William R. Florac, Michael Lichter
  • Patent number: 8281800
    Abstract: A system for mounting a faucet to the exterior portion of a dwelling is provided. A mounting sleeve is employed that is associated with a tube that is interconnected to the faucet that is generally positioned outside of a dwelling. The tube is rigidly interconnected to a mounting sleeve that is supported by at least one bracket that allows for selective adjustments. That is, the mounting sleeve may be selectively offset from the interior surface of the dwelling, thereby accommodating exterior building surfaces with irregular shapes such as stone, brick, mortar, stucco, etc. The mounting system provides additional rigidity to the faucet/dwelling interconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, William L. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8251338
    Abstract: A constant bearer having a fastening part, a load-bearing part and a spring system which is arranged between the fastening part and the load-bearing part for generating a carrying force which remains constant over a carrying travel of the load-bearing part with respect to the fastening part, where the spring system has a suspension system for absorbing the load, a compensation device for compensating for changing spring forces of the suspension system over the carrying travel, and a prestressing device for setting a prestressing force of the suspension system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: LISEGA Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Herlof Hardtke, Heinz-Wilhelm Lange
  • Patent number: 8240632
    Abstract: A beam clamp releasably securable to a flange of a beam. The beam clamp comprises a clamping member connected to a base. The clamping member includes a latch. The latch has an engaged and a disengaged position. When in its engaged position the latch securing the clamping member to the flange and thereby securing the base to the beam. When it is in its disengaged position the latch permitting the base to be removed or withdrawn from the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Melic