Selective Assembly Patents (Class 248/558)
  • Patent number: 10819184
    Abstract: An electric actuator attached to a vehicle is provided and includes: a motor unit, a speed reducer, a circuit board, an output section, and a housing that accommodates the motor unit, the speed reducer, the circuit board and the output section. The housing has a motor case that opens at one side in an axial direction, and a circuit board case attached to one side of the motor case in the axial direction to close an opening of the motor case and accommodates the circuit board. The motor case has a motor case main body that accommodates the motor unit, and multiple attaching leg sections protruding from the motor case main body and fixed to the vehicle. The attaching leg sections protrude outward from the circuit board case when seen in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka Uematsu, Shun Kato, Ryunosuke Oikawa, Yuzo Akasaka, Kazumi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 10601458
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates one-handed use of a mobile device has a finger brace configured to brace a user's finger on each of two opposed sides of the point where it is coupled to a flexible member. The flexible member extends through a hole in the back portion of the mobile device's case and is anchored to an interior surface of the back portion of the case. The flexible member's length is such that two fingers of the user's hand can press against the finger brace to brace the mobile device when the two fingers are between the finger brace and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HANDL NEW YORK, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10361742
    Abstract: A case having a standing leg for an electronic device includes a soft protective cover, a hard protective frame, and a standing leg. An opening is formed on a back portion of the hard protective frame to receive the standing leg therein. The standing leg is pivoted with the soft protective cover and the hard protective frame. The standing leg is configured to rotate up to about a predetermined angle until the rotation of the standing leg is prevented by a pivoting end wall of the hard protective frame. The opening is sized to receive the standing leg. The standing leg is rotatable from a closed position in which it is received in the opening to an open position in which the standing leg is rotated about the predetermined angle. In an open position, the electronic device rests on a surface at a preferred viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9919333
    Abstract: A high pressure nozzle manipulator includes a wheeled chassis, a pair of parallel manipulator elevator rails supported by an elevator rail rotator fastened to the chassis, a horizontal extensible arm rail disposed between and carried by the manipulator elevator rails, a rotary actuator fastened to a distal end of the horizontal extensible arm rail, and a linear actuator fastened between the first rotary actuator and a hinged nozzle support bracket. This bracket holds a high pressure cleaning nozzle. The linear actuator is configured to rotate the nozzle and the bracket through an arc. The elevator rail rotator is configured to rotate the elevator rails through an arc of about 180 degrees about a horizontal axis. The rotary wrist actuator is configured to rotate the hinged nozzle support bracket about a horizontal axis through the extensible arm rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: STONEAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas E. Wright
  • Patent number: 9862092
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a modular robotic device with artificial intelligence that is receptive to training controls. In one implementation, modular robotic device architecture may be used to provide all or most high cost components in an autonomy module that is separate from the robotic body. The autonomy module may comprise controller, power, actuators that may be connected to controllable elements of the robotic body. The controller may position limbs of the toy in a target position. A user may utilize haptic training approach in order to enable the robotic toy to perform target action(s). Modular configuration of the disclosure enables users to replace one toy body (e.g., the bear) with another (e.g., a giraffe) while using hardware provided by the autonomy module. Modular architecture may enable users to purchase a single AM for use with multiple robotic bodies, thereby reducing the overall cost of ownership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene Izhikevich, Dimitry Fisher, Jean-Baptiste Passot, Heathcliff Hatcher, Vadim Polonichko
  • Patent number: 9866801
    Abstract: This application discloses a home video capturing and monitoring system including a video camera, an executable application, and a remote server. The video camera further includes a camera configured to capture video data, a wireless antenna, a wireless transceiver coupled to the wireless antenna and configured to wirelessly communicate video data captured by the camera to a mobile phone, and one or more infrared light emitting diodes configured to illuminate a field of view with infrared light upon a determination that ambient light is low. The application is executed by the mobile phone, and configured to receive the video data captured by the camera and display the captured video data for review by a user of the mobile phone. The remote server is configured to receive, store and analyze the video data communicated from the video camera, and alert the user based on the analysis of the received video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Duffy, Melissa D. McLean, Aamir S. Virani
  • Patent number: 9826075
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to support a mobile electronic device such as, for example, a tablet computer. In another aspect, the apparatus includes a case and a stand adapted to be detachably coupled to the case, the apparatus having a first configuration in which the stand is detachably coupled to the case, and a second configuration in which the stand is detached from the case. In another aspect, the stand is adapted to support the mobile electronic device in an easel-like fashion when the apparatus is in either the first configuration or the second configuration. In another aspect, a kit includes first and second stands adapted to respectively support first and second mobile electronic devices having different sizes; and a case to which each of the first and second stands is adapted to be detachably coupled. In another aspect, the kit is a retail display kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Julia Elsa Langhein
  • Patent number: 9703319
    Abstract: A curved surface adjustment structure for an LED display screen, and an LED display screen. An upper frame and a lower frame of a box body of the LED display screen are both formed by rotatably connecting hinge blocks. Each of the hinge blocks comprises a hinge block body, on which a rotating connecting structure and a locating structure are provided. The rotating connecting structure comprises a lug and a groove body which are respectively arranged on two side edges of each hinge block, and a lateral groove is provided in the groove body; the lug on one hinge block is inserted into the groove of another hinge block which is adjacent thereto, and is movably connected together through a limiting shaft; and an arc-shaped groove hole, which is used as a motion track of the limiting shaft, is provided on the lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Create LED Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Furong Guo, Zhoukun Wang
  • Patent number: 9486082
    Abstract: A hanger apparatus (10) comprises an anchor (12), hook (14), fastener (16), second fastener (18), exterior casing or shell (20) and secondary fastener (22). The anchor (12) is attached to a vertical structure such as a wall by a series of the second fasteners (18). The anchor (12) includes an opening through which the first fastener (16) is disposed to securely attach the hanger (10) to a structural member, such as a wall. The hook (14) can be firmly attached to the shell (20) through the secondary fastener (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Joel D. Alberda
  • Patent number: 9347509
    Abstract: A vibration isolation system, including a housing and a first isolation member which further includes a receptacle to receive an outer body of a motor, a first plurality of compliant arms, and a second plurality of compliant arms. Each compliant arm of the first isolation member has a first end and a second end. The first end of each of the compliant arms is coupled to the receptacle, and the second end of each of the compliant arms is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Charles H. Oppenheimer, Russell P. Yearout, Allen F. Zandonatti
  • Patent number: 9255356
    Abstract: A supporting device having improved assembly efficiency used to commonly support a washing machine and a drying machine with legs having different sizes, and a washing machine having the same. The supporting device includes a supporting device main body to support a washing machine main body, and supporters installed on the supporting device main body to receive and fix legs connected to the bottom of the washing machine main body, and each supporter includes a guide member to receive each leg, and at least one fixing member to fix each leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Young Seong Cheon, Byoung Mock Kahm, Young Kook Ki, Jong Hun Sung, Sung Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150145392
    Abstract: Different embodiments of a Folding Appliance Pedestal are disclosed. The most differentiating feature of the current invention disclosure is that it collapses for easy shipping. The collapsible feature of the current invention and its many embodiments are achieved by the used of hinges, rivets, and welded rings. In addition, a few of the embodiments can be used as a drying pedestal with the installation of the pedestal-to-dryer adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Naumaan Khan
  • Publication number: 20150136936
    Abstract: A support for a moveable office wall is disclosed, the support including but not limited to a plurality of support sections, wherein the plurality of support sections are connectable to form the support, where in each of the plurality of support sections comprises an inner connecting surface for joining with another inner connecting surface of another support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hugh Payne
  • Publication number: 20150137572
    Abstract: A swivelling assembly comprising a swivel, the swivel comprising a swivel bottom element and a swivel top element rotatable relative thereto; a gear provided with gear teeth along at least a portion thereof, the gear being mounted to the swivel top element; an actuator operatively coupled to the gear teeth for selectively rotating the gear relative to the swivel bottom element; at least one spacer element mounted to the gear and extending away therefrom; and a seat support mounted to the at least one spacer element so as to be spaced apart from the gear, a vehicle seat being mountable to the seat support. The at least one spacer element raises the seat support so that the vehicle seat is above a doorstep when the swivelling assembly is operatively mounted to a vehicle floor and the vehicle seat is operatively mounted to the swivelling assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Laurent Auger
  • Publication number: 20150122968
    Abstract: A multifunctional stand includes a main rod; an adapting platform arranged at the upper end of the main rod and adapted to fix photographic or video shooting equipment; and a supporting seat arranged at the lower end of the main rod and used for supporting the main rod; at the lower end of the main rod is provided a first connecting structure, and at the upper end of the supporting seat is provided a second connecting structure; the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure are detachably connected with each other; and the second connecting structure is adapted to mount the adapting platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Zhongshan Sirui Photographic Equipment Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoyun Hu
  • 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: 20150108188
    Abstract: A support cushion comprising a first member comprising a first support surface and a second member coupled to the first member, the second member comprising a second support surface. The second member is configured to move relative to the first member between a first configuration and a second configuration. The first support surface of the first member and the second support surface of the second member are configured to cooperatively support a first electronic device when the second member is in the first configuration, and the first support surface of the first member is configured to support a second electronic device when the second member is in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lori MacLachlan, Rebecca Karnes-Toth, Joseph E. Blazar
  • Publication number: 20150102198
    Abstract: A moving platform for use with a camera and track assembly, and comprising a platform body having a hollow rectangular shape with five mirrored exterior sides and one open bottom side. Within and attached to the platform body is a drive wheel, an electric motor and a gear box adapted to drive the drive wheel, a non-drive wheel positioned and rotatable parallel to the drive wheel, a pair of directional wheels spaced from the drive wheel and the non-drive wheel, and a guide wheel assembly attached between the pair of directional wheels and including at least one caster wheel assembly adapted to roll within a recessed rail of a track assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Yves Poliquin
  • Publication number: 20150097102
    Abstract: A combination television monitor stand and wall mount is presented. The combination stand and mount has an assembly of parts that can be assembled into two different configurations. The parts assembly includes a base plate, brackets, screws, and a stand cover. In a stand configuration, the described apparatus functions as a table stand for a television or computer monitor. In a wall mount configuration, the described apparatus allows a monitor to be mounted to a wall. A second embodiment provides a stand configuration having a neck pivotably attached to a base plate by a hinge, and a locking lever arm supporting the neck when the neck is in an upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Cassidy, Yang DU, He Kaizuan
  • Publication number: 20150099970
    Abstract: A movement device and a manipulator configuration are provided for contact and/or invasive examination or treatment of the human or animal body under the influence of increased and/or changing acceleration. Wherein a functional head can be moved relative to a base along a plurality of degrees of freedom movable by drive devices and at least one drive device is constituted as a force-limited drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Schluesselberger, Sen., Richard Schluesselberger, Jun., Rainer Schluesselberger, Norman Eisenkoeck
  • Publication number: 20150093231
    Abstract: According to the disclosed embodiments, an advanced crucible support system is described that allows for greater heat flow to and from the bottom of a crucible, while also preventing excessive heat from reaching a heat exchanger. In particular, a “crown” support base is described that provides heat flow throughout the system, yet with various features to limit the amount of heat reaching the heat exchanger. Also, according to one or more additional embodiments, the functionality of the crucible support is adapted to be leveraged by a crucible manipulating device. For example, the support plate may have features designed within it for enabling lifting devices to interface with it, such as a plurality of slots for insertion of a “lifting arm”, such that the entire support plate assembly, as well as the crucible itself while on the support assembly, may be lifted and transported as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: David F. Broyer
  • Publication number: 20150081164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a boom system, comprising a plurality of joint arms sequentially hinged through a horizontal hinge shaft, and further comprising: mounting two length sensors on each joint arm, wherein one length sensor measures the length of a corresponding joint arm after deformation, and the other length sensor measures the length between it and the distal end of the corresponding joint arm, and there is a preset distance between the two length sensors; mounting a dip angle sensor on each joint arm, and obtaining the angle between the connection line between the two length sensors and a reference plane; a processor which obtains boom system distal end position parameters according to the detection results of the dip angle sensor and the length sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sany Industry Town, Economic and Technological Development Zone
    Inventors: Xiaogang Yi, Zuoliang Zhang, Dong Li
  • Publication number: 20150060632
    Abstract: A portable lifting device is provided that includes a pair of telescoping parallel beam assemblies attached on either end to a pair of stanchion assemblies. Each stanchion assembly includes a top and bottom member as well as at least one vertical member. The bottom member of each beam assembly rests on a deck support member, and the height of each vertical member may be adjustable. A sliding guide assembly is slidably mounted on the parallel beam assemblies and includes a cross-member between the parallel beams that acts as the connection point for a lifting medium. This allows for a higher support point for the lifting medium than would be provided by a conventional single-beam device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Huntington Ingalls, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Ralls, Matthew J. Absi, Charles C. Smith, Randall L. Durham, Kenneth D. Evanson, John C. Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 8955815
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus is disclosed. The supporting apparatus has a supporting device comprising a plurality of connected planar panels with a first panel, a second panel, an optional third panel, a fourth panel, and a fifth panel, and a locking component coupled to an edge region of at least one of the planar panels. The supporting apparatus further comprises a restraining unit configured to engage the series of connected panels such that the such that an edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is restricted to movement within a base plane, the base plane being aligned with an orientation of the restraining unit, while another edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is capable of moving out of the base plane. The electronic device can be a keyboard, a tablet computer, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan White
  • Patent number: 8950725
    Abstract: A frame stand includes a board, an interface plate and a supporting rack. The board is mounted on a display panel. The interface plate pivotally connects the board by a first shaft. The interface plate rotates in parallel with respect to the board and form a first rotate angle. The supporting rack connects the interface plate and has a second shaft and a supporting member. The supporting member swings a second angle by using the second shaft as an axis. The second shaft selectively approaches or moves away from a working surface. The frame stand switches between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the supporting member and the first side of display panel rest on the working surface. In the second state, the supporting member and the second side of display panel rest on the working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Syncmold Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Yi Huang, Chunh-Siang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150036282
    Abstract: A support includes a device-receiving groove for receiving a portable electronic device. A centre of gravity of the support being selected to bias the support to remain in a device-receiving position when no portable electronic device is received therein and bias the support to remain in an upright position when the portable electronic device is received therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin William BOOMHOUR
  • Publication number: 20150034796
    Abstract: A combination clip and table top supporting device for use with any of a smartphone or other portable electronic device. The device includes a body having opposing and extending ends and which is constructed of a resilient and biasing material. The attachable electronic device is adapted to secure to a face of the body. A multi-sided kickstand is pivotally attached to the body and adjustable for supporting the body and attached device upon a surface location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Craig JONES
  • Publication number: 20150014508
    Abstract: A frame, a system and/or a method deploys a compact skid. The compact skid has a storage position and an operational position. The compact skid has an inner shell, an outer shell and a bladder. In the storage position, the inner shell is positioned within the volume of the outer shell. To expand the compact skid from the storage position to the operational position, an air compressor is connected to the bladder. The bladder is inflated to lift the inner shell vertically. When the inner shell is lifted, the inner shell is locked into place to the outer shell. The bladder is then partially deflated, and the air compressor is disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Joe M. Sherwood
  • Publication number: 20150014509
    Abstract: The invention provides a clamp and trolley system for moveably attaching a power cable, hose or tube (104) of a lifting apparatus to a guiding cable or track, the clamp 100) comprising: a first clamp component (102) having a first engagement surface (106,116) adapted to engage with the power cable, hose or tube (104); and a second clamp component (114) having a second engagement surface (132,133) adapted to engage with the power cable, hose or tube, the second clamp component (114) being pivotally attachable to the first clamp component and rigidly fastenable to it in a range of relative orientations; wherein the first and second engagement surfaces (106,116;132,233) are shaped so as to clamp the power cable, hose or tube (104) between the first (102) and second (114) clamp components as the second clamp component (124) is pivoted towards a more closed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas McGregor McKay
  • Publication number: 20150008302
    Abstract: A flexible support apparatus is provided, including a flexible plate and a wrapping layer, wherein the flexible plate is made of flexible tin plate, and the wrapping layer wraps around the circumference of the flexible plate. The wrapping layer is made of a soft material with high friction coefficient. The flexible plate having a thickness of 3-7 mm and the wrapping layer having a thickness of 1-4 mm. As such, the user can bend the flexible plate into various shape for placing an electronic device to be held standing at a specific angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Publication number: 20150008702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a boom of concrete pump truck, which has folded state and unfolded state, the boom comprises seven boom sections articulated in sequence, in the folded state, the seven boom sections are essentially arranged in five straight lines staggered to each other, and at least the last two boom sections are in the same straight line. Since the seven sections are essentially arranged in five straight lines staggered from each other, the overall dimensions of the boom sections can be reduced greatly, and the requirement for road conditions can be met easily. Moreover, in the folded state, at least the last two boom sections are in the same straight line; therefore, the flexibility and operability of the boom for material distribution can be greatly improved. The present invention further provides a concrete pump truck that comprises the boom described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Binxing Wu, Ke Huang, Lingjing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140355139
    Abstract: An articulated support for a mobile phone, tablet, or other mobile electronic device provides an articulated arm. The articulated arm may be mounted on a floor stand or desktop stand. The device may be positioned at a point convenient to a reclining user. In alternate embodiments, the articulated arm may be supported by a wall mount, or by a headband worn by the user. The articulated arm may be modified by the user by adding or removing sections to change its length, or by changing its attachments for electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Faye Begay
  • Publication number: 20140325976
    Abstract: A boom construction for truck-mounted concrete pumps has at least a first boom arm and a second boom arm that are articulatedly jointed to each other and that are rotatable relatively to each other about an axis. A drive pivots the boom arms. A piston-cylinder arrangement and a gear transform piston reciprocating movement into rotary movement for boom arm pivoting, said arrangement having first and second pistons that form part of the gear and that interact with outer rings of the gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Johann Schabelreiter, Horst Jöbstl, Roland Steinbauer
  • Patent number: 8851441
    Abstract: A skid assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a first segment having a first engine support structure and a second segment having one or more second engine support structures. The first engine support structure configured to support a gas producer group of the gas turbine engine and the one or more second engine support structures configured to support a turbine power group of the gas turbine engine. A replaceable member removably attached to the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbine Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Acuna, Pablo Alfonso Olachea Quiñones
  • Publication number: 20140293593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refuse container support apparatus including an elongated post member including a first end and a second end, with the first end disposed to support the second end above the ground, at least one foot member coupled to the post member between the first and second ends to at least partially support a refuse container above the ground, and at least one attachment bar to removably couple a refuse container to the post member from within the interior of a refuse container. The present general inventive concept can also include a substantially flat base member coupled to the post member's first end, a light in electrical communication with a solar panel disposed atop the post member, and a surround member coupled to the post member to receive and support a refuse container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Lawson
  • Publication number: 20140263930
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Wacom Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Volker Huebner
  • Publication number: 20140253800
    Abstract: A device for use in connection with various viewing and imaging devices is disclosed. More specifically, a mount is provided that is both capable of being attached to preexisting viewing devices, such as spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and other magnification devices, and further accommodating preexisting image recording and/or displaying devices, such as cameras and cameras phones. Features and advantages of both preexisting viewing and image recording devices may therefore be used in concert with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Levi Mcleod
  • Publication number: 20140231614
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device stand has at least two interconnected elements, each element being elongated in form along a longitudinal axis. The interconnection includes at least a pair of adjacent interfacing end surfaces connected so as to be rotatable about an axis between the end surfaces from an iconic elongated configuration of the stand to a folded configuration of the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Logitech Europe SA
    Inventors: Jean-Michel CHARDON, Remy ZIMMERMANN, Yao LU, Liang TANG
  • Publication number: 20140197298
    Abstract: A pedestal structure of a cash register display is disclosed, including a base, a supporting arm, a retaining shaft lever, at least one extension spring and a display loading plate. Multiple retaining grooves and an inclined slide walls are arranged on each of two side plates of the base. The supporting arm is pivoted between the two side plates through a first pivot unit, and a first end section of the supporting arm is provided with a slide opening. The retaining shaft lever passes through the slide opening and is positioned in one of the retaining grooves or on the inclined slide wall of each of the side plates. The extension spring is installed between the first pivot unit and the retaining shaft lever. The display loading plate is pivoted on a second end section of the supporting arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Huang-Yan CHEN
  • Patent number: 8777170
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark A. Presser
  • Publication number: 20140191103
    Abstract: A support for a variably positioning a platform which is adapted to hold a book or electronic display for convenient viewing, the support having a pair of swing arms pivotally connected together end to end and to an upright standard, with the platform connected to an outer end of one swing arm with a two orthogonal pivot connections to a platform mount and a pivot connection between the mount and platform. This creates five axes of independent pivoting movement of various components available to position the platform. A friction element for some of the pivot connections allows tightening of an adjustment screw to increase or decrease the friction to stabilize the platform in a selected position without tending to loosen the screw and the associated pivot connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: David F. Simon
  • Patent number: 8770539
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding an electronic device, such as a smartphone or GPS device, is configured to secure the device within and without an automobile. The apparatus includes a handle grip assembly and a detachable clamp assembly. The clamp assembly may be configured with removable vent connectors to facilitate attachment of the clamp assembly to a standard air conditioning vent of the automobile. With the vent connectors removed, the clamp assembly may be coupled to a grip backing plate to form a tripod structure. A pair of legs swivel in and out of cradles formed in a handle assembly where an ergonomic handle serves as the third leg of the tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140175254
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a boom apparatus used for a concrete pump vehicle includes multiple booms, where the multiple booms comprise a first boom hinge-connected to a turntable of the concrete pump vehicle and a second boom hinge-connected to the first boom. When the boom apparatus is in a folded state, the first boom extends towards a cab of the concrete pump vehicle, and the second boom is further placed above the first boom. The invention also provides a concrete pump vehicle having the boom apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Xiaogang Yi, Shihui Xie, Haibo Tan
  • Publication number: 20140175253
    Abstract: A frame stand includes a board, an interface plate and a supporting rack. The board is mounted on a display panel. The interface plate pivotally connects the board by a first shaft. The interface plate rotates in parallel with respect to the board and form a first rotate angle. The supporting rack connects the interface plate and has a second shaft and a supporting member. The supporting member swings a second angle by using the second shaft as an axis. The second shaft selectively approaches or moves away from a working surface. The frame stand switches between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the supporting member and the first side of display panel rest on the working surface. In the second state, the supporting member and the second side of display panel rest on the working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
  • Patent number: 8756842
    Abstract: A sign holder in the form of individual parts which, upon assembly, provides for the support and display of signage in a plurality of orientations. The sign holder includes a base configured to receive and support a first end to the stem, the stem having a first end and second end, the first end configured to be releasably retained by the base and the second end configured to retain a sign frame. The second end of the stem is provided with a C-shaped extremity sized to frictionally capture the sign frame such that the sign frame is releasable from the stem by providing a lateral force to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Clamp Swing Pricing Company
    Inventors: Manu B. Makhija, Benjamin Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 8747010
    Abstract: A control device has a plurality of possible attachment places for receiving attachment elements at least one of the attachment places being formed as a blocking attachment place which prevents receiving of an attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Jakob, Bernd Eckert
  • Publication number: 20140150684
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for a trailer that hangs when not in use and on which material may be transported. The apparatuses include a trailer having a single wheel bracket attached to at least one wheel and a trailer body. The trailer body has a first end and a second end and is attached to the single wheel bracket near the first end. The trailer body has a first coupler at the first end and a second coupler at the second end, the first coupler to attach the trailer to a second trailer and the second coupler to attach the trailer to a third trailer such that the trailer hangs by only the single wheel bracket from the first rolling surface of the beam-type rail when the trailer is not attached to the third trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Swanson Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20140137952
    Abstract: A support rack includes a rack body providing a locating groove, two coupling structures, a hinged stop plate and transverse positioning grooves, a U-shaped support bar having two axle-shaped end portions respectively pivotally coupled to the coupling structures for supporting a tablet PC in one of a series of tilted positions to let the tablet PC be stopped against the stop plate or selectively positioned in one of the transverse positioning grooves, and a fan module mounted in the rack body for cooling the tablet PC, ultrabook or notebook being used with the support rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Ting LIN
  • Publication number: 20140126132
    Abstract: A display device stand includes a base, a first member supported by the base, and a second member supported by the first member. The first member is moveable between a collapsed position and at least one extended position, and the base provides a passage under and between opposite ends of the first member with the first member in the collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: David Quijano, Owen Richard, Jonathan D. Bassett
  • Publication number: 20140117197
    Abstract: An apparatus adaptable to automatic leveling platform devices with integral springs, which enables an operator to easily and quickly adjust the overall spring resistance to accommodate a range of loads applied to the platform. More particularly, the apparatus utilizes a sliding frame, springs and pins such that a user may engage or disengage one or more springs easily and quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Carl Lee Stover, Craig T. Jones, Dennis R. Weber