Resilient Means Acts Through Arm Or Lever Patents (Class 248/592)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8931750
    Abstract: The invention concerns a spring system for use in vehicles for adjustment of the suspension characteristics, comprising at least one spring element to provide a spring force, an upper and a lower arrangement area to receive forces, a scissors-type frame arranged between the upper and the lower arrangement area for coupling the spring element with at least one force acting on one of the arrangement areas. According to the invention the spring element is coupled with a deflection means to influence the spring force and between the deflection means and a segment of the scissors-type frame an active connection can be created to transmit forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventors: Josef Kohl, Johann Deml
  • Patent number: 8668181
    Abstract: Devices associated with an interface that is advantageous for the customized attachment of pieces of furniture to the floor of an aircraft. The interface includes rails extending longitudinally in the aircraft cabin, able to receive anchoring devices for connecting the furniture elements to these rails. The anchoring devices include axial and radial claw clamping devices which are associated together in pairs and operated together in pairs by a single and same lever (58, 95).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Francis Dazet, Francois Rouyre, Alain Depeige
  • Patent number: 8596602
    Abstract: A device includes a receiving container, an elastic element, and a loading block. The receiving container includes a first supporting surface, a second supporting surface, a fixing surface and a resisting surface. The first and second supporting surfaces perpendicularly connect to each other. The resisting surface connects to the first supporting surface. The fixing surface connects to the second supporting surface. The elastic element includes a first rail positioned on the first supporting surface, a second rail positioned on the second supporting surface, a first sliding block slidably positioned on the first rail, a second sliding block slidably positioned on the second rail, a spring connected between the fixing surface and the second sliding block, and a connecting pole connected between the first and second sliding blocks. The loading block is positioned on the first sliding block and faces the resisting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Premier Image Technology (China) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Jian Chen, Heng-Hsin Huang
  • Patent number: 8573555
    Abstract: The present invention provides capability to instantaneously adjust a height of an operation panel to an optimal height in accordance with a height of an operator with extremely easy operation and slight operating force. The operation panel is attached to a housing side wall of a machine tool in a vertically movable manner, supporting a load of the operation panel by the housing through a gas spring with a hydraulic lock. The operation panel is set to be capable of being vertically adjusted in position by disposing a handling unit which releases the hydraulic lock of the gas spring at the vicinity of the lower side of the operation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yai, Kazuaki Furukawa, Taku Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8297585
    Abstract: A load suspension stand includes a first stand member, a second stand member, a joint pivotably connecting the first with the second stand member, a cam plate rotatably fixed to the first stand member, a load transmission lever, an abutment pivotably supporting the load transmission lever at the second stand member, a load reservoir, acting on the second stand member and on the load transmission lever in order to exert a force F1 on the cam plate by means of the load transmission lever, and a drive for displacing the abutment relative to the load transmission lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventor: Hermann Hammer
  • Patent number: 8215694
    Abstract: An ATV includes a removable passenger seat. The passenger seat is selectively added or removed from the ATV by way of a latch assembly. The passenger seat is supported by a pivot support link and a suspension coupling. The pivot support link and suspension coupling may be positioned rearward of a straddle-type seat for a driver. The entire pivot support link can be attached to the ATV in a dampened manner by way of the suspension coupling. The suspension coupling is comprised of at least one element acting in a linear direction and moving in at least a partially vertical travel component. The positioning of the suspension coupling provides greater vertical clearance, and therefore, maximum vertical stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Smith, Richard D. Ripley, Scott D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8215607
    Abstract: A damping device for a stay cable including a rotating lever, a lever support saddle, a longitudinal connecting member, and a rigid connection rod. When the stay cable vibrates inside or outside the plane thereof, the vibration displacement is transferred to the rotating lever through the rigid connection rod. One end of the rotating lever is connected to the lever support saddle via the longitudinal connecting member, and can rotate up and down with the lever support saddle as the axis and rotate around its central axis. The other end of the rotating lever is connected to a mass block and a damper. The damping device effectively inhibits vibrations inside and outside the stay cable plane, is easy to install and maintain, and does not negatively impact the appearance of a cable-stayed bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Bridge Science Research Institute Ltd., China Zhongtie Major Bridge Engineering Group, China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengxing Wang, Cuicui Guo, Mingxing Zhou, Zhiyang Tong, Guiqiong Hu, Baohui Cheng, Jiwei Zhong, Bo Wang, Jian Zhao, Wu Li
  • Patent number: 7810773
    Abstract: A pivotal support arm structure has an elastic force adjustment arrangement in order to accommodate the various loads. One end of the support arm structure may be secured to the edge of a desk and the other end thereof may be secured to an article (e.g., LCD display) to be held in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Ching-Chih Chi
  • Patent number: 7677524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-stabilizing support assembly (14) for an item of furniture, such as a table, stool or chair. The assembly includes a support structure (16) for connection at an upper end thereof to an upper portion of an item of furniture. The support structure has a first pair of feet (50) at a lower end (22) thereof. An elongated guides pin (38) projects from a lower end of the support structure. A displaceable support member (30), which has a second pair of feet (32), is provided with a housing (36) defining a guide passage, in which guide passage the guide pin is longitudinally slidably received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hedera AB
    Inventor: Rory Brooke
  • Patent number: 7641166
    Abstract: A device assembly includes a device (20), a supporting member (30), and a positioning member (10). The device includes a bottom wall (21). The supporting member includes a main portion (32) to support the device. The positioning member includes a central portion (12) attached to the main portion of the supporting member, and a pair of positioning arms (14) attached to the bottom wall of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiunn-Her Li
  • Patent number: 6942400
    Abstract: This invention relates to an image pickup apparatus having a stable holding mechanism which can pivot through a predetermined amount to switch between two predetermined positions in using and repositing states, and enables stable phototaking operation. The image pickup apparatus has a grip member which assists the grip of the image pickup apparatus main body for the user and can pivot through a predetermined amount about a pivot support to switch between two predetermined positions in using and repositing states. The pivot support which pivotally supports the grip member is arranged at a corner of the side surface of the image pickup apparatus main body farthest from the phototaking optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Shibayama
  • Patent number: 5529231
    Abstract: A carrier attached to a vehicle to enable articles such as bicycles to be transported. The carrier comprising an article support member rotatably coupled to a substantially horizontal base member. The base member is designed to be securely inserted within a standard hitch receiver commonly found on many vehicles. The article support member includes a support column oriented in a generally vertical direction and a holding member generally perpendicular to said support column for securing the articles. The carrier further comprises a resistive member coupled to the article support member and the base member to drastically lessens the rotational speed of the article support member during unloading of the article and accessing of a rear hatch door of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Red Rock Industries
    Inventor: Ronald J. Burgess
  • Patent number: 5418609
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a range finding instrument to a theodolite telescope incorporates the necessary geometry to enable a linear spring assembly to be able to accurately balance the mass of the range finder and theodolite combination rotating in a vertical plane about a pivot point defining a first axis. In a particular embodiment of the mounting system, two compression springs are mounted in a single straight spring tube which is attached to the range finder but is allowed to rotate about a second axis. The resultant geometry of the arrangement provides a substantially exact balance for the weight of the range finder irrespective of the vertical angle of the theodolite telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Laser Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy G. Dunne
  • Patent number: 5358305
    Abstract: A seat suspension is provided that has a damper unit which is connected between the seat and the chassis on which the seat is mounted. The damper can be switched between soft and hard settings. The damper switching is controlled based on the relative position of the seat and one of the relative or absolute velocity of the seat. When the seat and the chassis are moving in the same direction the damper is set to soft, (producing a low damping effect), while when the seat and chassis are moving in opposite directions the damper is switched to hard (producing a high damping effect).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanobu Kaneko, Toshimichi Hanai, Sadahiro Takahashi, Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 4792185
    Abstract: A seat device having a cushion supported to be movable up and down to damp vibration, characterized in that the seated portion of the cushion is divided into front, center and rear parts which are connected bendably with one another, that one of the front and rear parts of the seated portion is pivoted on a fixed member while the other is swingably and slidably supported by a fixed member, that swinging arms are projected downward from the front and rear parts of the seated portion, and that a cushion spring for urging the center part of the seated portion upward is stretched between the front ends of the swinging arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Ikeda Bussan Co.
    Inventor: Yoshitoshi Oshikawa
  • Patent number: 4709896
    Abstract: The invention is a suspension system for a vehicle seat with structural features allowing the suspension to be contained within the confined space available in recreational vehicles and light trucks. The invention includes a generally horizontal moveable platform pivotally attached at one end to a side of a seat frame. An air spring and shock absorber are mounted between the frame and the bottom of the seat to resiliently bias and damp the platform and therefore the occupant's vertical movement. The pivotal attachment is as far as possible from the center of the seat to permit maximum movement of the platform in an arc which closely approximates a straight, substantially vertical line. Means for automatically adjusting the suspension for occupants of different weights is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Sears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Robert Wahls, Dennis Gryp
  • Patent number: 4682749
    Abstract: An adjustable copyholder comprises a base and a cantilever arm having a plurality of cantilever arm segments attached thereto, and a copy support plate mounted at the free end of the cantilever arm. The cantilever arm is connected pivotally to the base. The cantilever arm segments are connected pivotally with each other. The copy support plate is connected pivotally to the cantilever arm. The pivot joints used to extend the cantilever arm have single pivot axes which are parallel to each other, horizontal and transverse to the cantilever arm, wherein these pivot joints are manually adjustable, at least controllable frictionally, the pivotability of the cantilever arm segments connected pivotally with each other being associated with a securing mechanism for each pivot joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventor: Fritz Strater
  • Patent number: 4150588
    Abstract: This invention relates to suppression of vibrations in massive systems including large rotating elements such as induction fan rotors used in electric power generating plants. In particular, this invention relates to the provision of a tuned vibration absorber with very low damping, often known as a dynamic vibration absorber, which acts to reduce or suppress the vibration of a system having a resonant frequency near its operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Brewer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Given A. Brewer