Resilient Foot Or Bumper Patents (Class 248/615)
  • Patent number: 10214922
    Abstract: Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. The modular floor tile includes a top surface layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and a plurality of rigid support portions extending from the bottom surface. The resilient support assemblies are supported against the bottom surface and include an outer resilient support portion having a hollow interior, and an inner resilient support portion positioned centrally relative to the outer resilient support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SnapSports Company
    Inventors: Jorgen J. Moller, Jr., Jeremiah D. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10042398
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first case, module accommodated in the first case, a first cushion between the first case and the module, and a holding member to hold the module with respect to the first case movably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Isao Okutsu
  • Patent number: 9982441
    Abstract: A composite acoustic damping batten suitable for interposition between first and second building elements, the composite acoustic damping batten comprising at least two resilient portions, each resilient portion comprising a first face and a second face, the first and second resilient portions of the at least two resilient portions being conjoined such that the first face of the first resilient portion and second face of the second resilient portion are spaced apart from each other forming opposing external surfaces of the composite acoustic damping batten; wherein the first face of the first resilient portion is configured for securable contacting engagement with the first building material; and the second face of the second resilient portion is configured for securable contacting engagement with the second building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Gleeson, Karl Laing, Jeremy McCandless, Peter Pagones
  • Patent number: 9909323
    Abstract: Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. The modular floor tile includes a top surface layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and a plurality of rigid support portions extending from the bottom surface. The resilient support assemblies are supported against the bottom surface and include an outer resilient support portion having a hollow interior, and an inner resilient support portion positioned centrally relative to the outer resilient support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SNAPSPORTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jorgen J. Moller, Jr., Jeremiah D. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9783976
    Abstract: A toilet seal for sealing between a plumbing fixture discharge and a waste drainpipe outlet is described. The toilet seal comprises a flange member having an inwardly extending flexible lip and one or more raised ridges defining an annular seal extending upwardly from an upper surface of the flange member. The toilet seal further includes a radiused wall extending downwardly from the flange member, which cooperates with the flange member to define a cavity for receiving a compressible member. The toilet seal further comprises a flexible sleeve extending downwardly from the radiused wall. Related methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Coflex S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Eduardo Coronado, Pedro Gonzalez, Adam Robert Sampson, Tuan Van Le, Krishnaditya Arkalgud
  • Patent number: 9778548
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a quick connect camera mounting system may include a camera mount which may be removably coupled to a base by removably coupling a post collar to a mounting post. A lock bar may be movably coupled to the post collar. The mounting post may include a lock notch which may be configured to receive a portion of the lock bar when the post collar is mated to the mounting post. A lock lever may be coupled to the lock bar which may move a portion of the lock bar into the lock notch when the post collar is mated to the mounting post thereby coupling the camera mount to the base. The camera mount may be uncoupled from the base by moving the lock lever to remove the lock bar from the lock notch and then by separating the mounting post from the post collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth John Achenbach
  • Patent number: 9632546
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bottom plate, a supporting frame supported by the bottom plate for receiving a HDD, a receiving frame attached to the bottom plate, a latching member slidably coupled to the supporting frame, and a first elastic member coupled with the latching member. The supporting frame includes a base plate detachably engaging with the bottom plate, two opposite side plates each defining at least one through hole, two pivoting plates pivotably coupled to the side plates, and an extending plate defining an opening. The latching member includes an inserting block to extend through the opening of the extending plate under a resilient force of the first elastic member. Each pivoting plate includes at least one inserting post for extending through the through hole of the corresponding side plate and engaging in the HDD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 9491875
    Abstract: A foot pad structure adapted for a device housing includes a supporting pad and an engaging shell for containing the supporting pad. At least one engaging component is disposed on an outer surface of the engaging shell and is adapted for engaging with the device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Joe M T Deng, Lin Jian-Hua, Chien Chung Lin, Liu Te-Yu
  • Patent number: 9458636
    Abstract: Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. The modular floor tile includes a top surface layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and a plurality of rigid support portions extending from the bottom surface. The resilient support assemblies are supported against the bottom surface and include an outer resilient support portion having a hollow interior, and an inner resilient support portion positioned centrally relative to the outer resilient support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SNAPSPORTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jorgen J. Moller, Jr., Jeremiah D. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9360901
    Abstract: A hard disk retaining apparatus includes a main body and an indicating module is installed inside the main body, the indicating module includes a display button, a trigger button, and a display unit. When the hard disk drive is installed into the main body, the hard disk drive contacts the trigger button, pressing the display button, the display unit can display if the hard disk drive is installed into the hard disk retaining apparatus. When the hard disk drive is not installed into the main body, the display unit does not work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9347600
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine foot (1a,1b), which comprises a top part (3a,3b) for attachment in a device such as a machine and a lower part (2) for contacting against a foundation, such as a floor, where the center axis of the top part (3a,3b) is movable a number of degrees (11) in relation to the center axis of the lower part (2), and where the lower part (2) comprises a housing (4), which preferably is made from a metal, and which at the bottom is provided with a polymeric material (5), where the polymeric material (5) is shaped as a ring that surrounds a plug (6), which is attached to the housing (4) by being glued to an annular contact surface (8) at the periphery of the plug (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NGI A/S
    Inventor: Lars Von Lillienskjold
  • Patent number: 9200745
    Abstract: Leveling feet have embedded castors (3) that allow the leveling of a household appliance with a plastic thread. The castors are positioned relative to the floor to allow for movement of the household appliance upon the castors. The leveling feet have a base, that is preferably metallic, and that is connected to an internal ring (6), which contains threads on an external surface thereof. An external ring is coupled to the internal ring and has internal threads for mating with the external threads of the internal ring. The external ring moves vertically on the threads of the internal ring to change the height of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX DO BRASIL S.A.
    Inventors: Gustavo Gnoatto Amaral, Adriano Davin, Rodrigo Marge Pagnozzi
  • Patent number: 9133628
    Abstract: Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. The modular floor tile includes a top surface layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and a plurality of rigid support portions extending from the bottom surface. The resilient support assemblies are supported against the bottom surface and include an outer resilient support portion having a hollow interior, and an inner resilient support portion positioned centrally relative to the outer resilient support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SNAPSPORTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jorgen J. Moller, Jr., Jeremiah D. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9074368
    Abstract: The invention is an energy absorbing system for safeguarding structures from disruptive forces, which may be implemented into structures or devices to provide protection from seismic motion, blasts or other disruptive forces, due to the system's displacement and damping characteristics. The system's performance can be better molded analytically to predict performance of the structure under earthquake and wind motions, for example. By utilizing cost effective materials and a simple design, the present invention provides a more efficient cost-effective system for absorbing unwanted energy, for example, a base isolation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Martin A. Muska
  • Patent number: 9019691
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the disclosure, a device may include a base and a display. The base may include a base enclosure formed to include internal circuitry, and the display may include a display enclosure formed to include an electronic visual display panel. The display enclosure may be pivotally coupled to the base and configured for movement between open and closed positions. The display enclosure may include a bezel coupled to a periphery of the display enclosure so as to overlap at least a portion of the electronic visual display panel. The bezel may be configured to cover the periphery of the display enclosure with the overlapped portion of the electronic visual display panel interposed between the display enclosure and the bezel. The bezel may include at least one bumper feature including a malleable coating that contacts the base enclosure when the display enclosure is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshimichi Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20150102201
    Abstract: To achieve a mechanism that supports an article at a desired position in a displaceable manner in accordance with a weight of the article with a simple, small, and lightweight structure. An article supporting device 1 includes a base member 2, a supporting member 3, a spring member 4 which is a compression coil spring, a spring force transmission member 5, a cam member 6, and a cam follower member 7. The cam follower member is pressed against a downward-facing cam surface 15 of the support member, an upward-facing cam surface 18 of the spring force transmission member, and a sideward-facing cam surface 22 of the cam member by a load of an article and a spring force of the spring member. The downward-facing cam surface and upward-facing cam surface are inclined in reverse directions to each other and disposed opposite to each other with the cam follower member interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuzo AOYAGI, Hiroto AKIYAMA, Toru OCHIAI, Masayuki YAMAMOTO, Toshiki ONO
  • Patent number: 8985545
    Abstract: A supporting assembly is disposed to a case of an electronic device. A window is formed on the case for communicating an inner surface and an outer surface of the case. The supporting assembly includes a fixed part, a latching post, and a support body. The fixed part is disposed to the inner surface. The latching post includes a fixing end and an inserting end. The fixing end runs through the window and is fixed to the fixed part. A first stopping block is disposed to the inserting end. The support body includes a supporting side and a combination side. A combination hole is formed at the combination side for the inserting end to insert therein. The support body further includes a second stopping block protrudly disposed in the combination hole, for stopping the first stopping block to prevent the inserting end from escaping from the combination hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chuan-Hsiao Chiu, Chen-Ming Chan, Xiang-Lin Xue
  • Publication number: 20140319312
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD), includes a number of retaining members each including a neck portion and a head portion, an elastic latching member including a stop portion, and a number of vibration attenuation members fixed on a bottom wall of the HDD. Each vibration attenuation member includes a top portion, a bottom portion defining a mounting hole, and two elastic portions. The mounting hole defines a first hole and a second hole smaller in width than the first hole and communicating with the first hole. The retaining members are inserted into the first holes of the corresponding mounting holes, the HDD is moved until the neck portions of the retaining members engage in the second holes of the plurality of vibration attenuation members. The stop portion abuts against an end wall of the HDD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8800951
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a fan includes a base board and two blocks to be mounted on opposite sides of a bottom of the fan. The base board forms two rods. Each block defines a fixing hole in which a corresponding rod engages. A resilient member is mounted to a bottom of each block for absorbing vibrations of the fan. The resilient member includes an arc-shaped main piece, and two fixing pieces respectively extending from opposite ends of the main piece to be mounted to opposite ends of the corresponding block, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8794584
    Abstract: A rubber mount includes a cylindrical rubber member (6) formed with an annular groove (12) to engage a component part (4) to be supported, and a threaded bolt (7) passed through a central axial bore (11) of the rubber member and having a threaded part (24) in a forward end thereof to be threaded into a base member (1). The intermediate part is provided with a larger diameter than the threaded part, and a pair of annular grooves (25, 26) are formed on an outer circumferential surface of the intermediate part. The rubber member is axially compressed by the head (21, 22) of the threaded bolt when the threaded bolt is fully threaded into the hole. The rubber mount consists a small number of component parts, and is easy to install, but is still able to firmly support the component part and provide a favorable vibration insulation capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimada, Yukihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140175256
    Abstract: Problems to be Solved: To securely prevent a portable pedestal for which anchor bolts cannot be used from tipping over due to earthquakes by simple works. Means to Solve the Problem: Provided in a portable pedestal 1 for supporting a transfer conveyer 3 are the same number of vibration-damping pads 6 as that of the feet 5. The vibration-damping pads 6 include an adhesive layer on the top and bottom sides of their gel elastic body 7 and hold a support member 8 capable of plastic deformation at the center of the gel elastic body 7. The vibration-damping pads 6 are interposed between the feet 5 and a foundation F to allow the load of the pedestal 1 to compress the support members 8 and the gel elastic bodies 7 so that the vibration-damping pads 6 may block the propagation of the vibrations caused by an earthquake from the foundation F to the pedestal 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Kikuo Sugita
  • Patent number: 8746645
    Abstract: A portable riser for supporting a laptop computer or other article at an angle to a supporting surface. The riser includes a base and lid attached to each other by a double hinge. Arc shaped legs deploy form the riser when the lid is moved from a closed position to an deployed position a position where the lid rests against the opposite side of the base. The legs are formed by deforming a sheet of flexible material that lies between the base and a cover plate. The lid and the sheet of flexible material are coupled to each other so that when the lid is moved from the closed to the deployed position, the sheet of material is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard L. Knych
  • Publication number: 20140103185
    Abstract: A spring boot for use with an antenna comprises a cylindrical main body having an annular flange at the lower end thereof, and an annular rim at the upper end thereof. The flange has a plurality of mounting holes therethrough. The interior of the spring boot is hollow and is configured to match the shape of the antenna spring. When installed, the spring boot is fitted over the spring, and seated on an antenna mount, encircling the spring. Fasteners are installed through the mounting holes on the flange to affix the spring boot to corresponding bores in the mount. A washer is positioned atop the rim and is fixed between the antenna core and the spring. This configuration effectively constrains the spring boot between the core and the mount, so as to provide added damping to the antenna spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: R.A. Miller Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Miller, Susan Kay Boelkins
  • Patent number: 8657250
    Abstract: A vibration and shock isolation mount for a mobile satellite antenna system securable to a transport vehicle such as a truck or boat. The isolation mount includes three isolators attachable between the mobile satellite antenna system and the transport vehicle. The three isolators are spaced substantially evenly about the central axis of the antenna system. Each isolator has a central spring element extending along a first axis between two block members wherein the spring element permits the two block members to move in virtually all direction relative to each other including toward and away from each other along the first axis of the spring element. Each isolator further includes two attaching members for respectively securing the two block members to the mobile satellite antenna system and the transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventor: Brent Lee Venghaus
  • Patent number: 8561962
    Abstract: A vibration mount having a body for coupling to an object to be supported by the vibration mount, a flexible member forming a foot on the body and together with the body, forming a chamber therein, a center member within the chamber and coupled to move in unison with the body, a valve having a first valve member coupled to move in unison with the central member and a second valve member coupled to move in unison with the flexible member, a connection for coupling air under pressure to the chamber through the valve member, and a vent for venting the chamber though the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Labworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary C. Butts
  • Publication number: 20130272867
    Abstract: A mounting device for fixing a fan having a main body and two opposite boards includes a base board, two blocks to be mounted to opposite sides of the main body and two springs. The base board forms two rods. Each block defines a fixing hole in which a corresponding one of the rods is engaged, and a receiving space surrounding the fixing hole. Each spring has an upper portion received in the receiving space of a corresponding one of the block, and a lower portion extending out of the corresponding receiving room to fit about the corresponding rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Publication number: 20130272868
    Abstract: A mounting device for fixing a fan having two opposite boards includes a base board and a number of fixing members mounted to outer surfaces of the boards. The base board forms a number of rods. Each fixing member includes a top plate, and a spring fitted about one of the rods and sandwiched between the base board and the top plate. The top plate defines a fixing hole to fit about the corresponding rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8556146
    Abstract: A rack for carrying a boat on top of the vehicle is configured for clamping on a pair of crossbars. Each crossbar has a pair of saddle mounts facing each other on opposite sides of a cradle axis being defined perpendicular to the crossbar and equidistant from each saddle mount. Each saddle mount has a pliable upper platform which is conformable to different boat hull shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Yakima Innovation Development Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Sautter, James Buckroyd, Zac Elder, John Mark Elliott
  • Patent number: 8550422
    Abstract: A gutter guard device that includes an elongate, curved bracket having a hooked portion disposed at a first edge, a first piece disposed from the first edge, said first piece joining a second piece at an approximately 90 degree first bend, the second piece joined to a third piece at an oblique angle at a second bend, and a rubberlike outer portion disposed overlying an exterior side, whereby the gutter guard device releasably attaches to the lip of an extant gutter to cover a section of a gutter thereby so that the pressure of a ladder rested against the gutter is distributed across a section and the gutter is protected thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 8529444
    Abstract: A surgical retractor including a slab-shaped member having a first edge and a second opposing edge, wherein a deformable elongate member is provided affixed to said first edge, said elongate member comprising an external wall defining an internal chamber, wherein the external wall is configured to be compressible and moldable to a surface, in particular, a human tissue surface within a surgical incision. A curved flexural handle may be provided attached to the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Theodore Hale
  • Patent number: 8511637
    Abstract: A bearing (3), preferably elastomeric, which can be employed in machine construction (1), in particular for generators of wind turbines. The bearing (3), owing to its design, can be positioned both in the vertical and also in the horizontal direction under load at any time in such a way that any present drive/gear shafts are aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: FM Energie GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Franz Mitsch
  • Patent number: 8485492
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, in particular a domestic dishwasher, having at least one height-adjustable foot. According to an embodiment the invention, the foot comprises sections with essentially different coefficients of static friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Justis
  • Patent number: 8381463
    Abstract: The invention is an energy absorbing system for safeguarding structures from disruptive forces, which may be implemented into structures or devices to provide protection from seismic motion, blasts or other disruptive forces, due to the system's displacement and damping characteristics. The system's performance can be better molded analytically to predict performance of the structure under earthquake and wind motions, for example. By utilizing cost effective materials and a simple design, the present invention provides a more efficient cost-effective system for absorbing unwanted energy, for example, a base isolation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Martin A. Muska
  • Patent number: 8317169
    Abstract: A generally mushroom-shaped vibration isolator having a broad cap and a smaller diameter stem that is used for safety enhancement between a heavy furnace, air conditioning unit, storage hot water heater tank, or other fluid-producing unit, and a fluid-collecting pan positioned under it. Vibration isolator stems are placed within indentations in raised areas of the pan and comprise highly impact-resistant materials, temperature-resistant materials, provide enhanced air movement and heat deflection around a furnace/unit/tank, reduce after-installation furnace/unit/tank movement, and meet furnace non-combustible clearance requirements. The cap has a broad underside surface, top surface radially-extending ribs and cutouts, and may have a slightly convex top, while the stem has at least one outwardly-depending wedge-shaped projection that is sufficiently flared-out to flip over as it is inserted into an indentation for a tight fit within several sizes of indentation, as well as removal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Ralph Cantolino
  • Patent number: 8220770
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, in particular a domestic dishwasher, having at least one height-adjustable foot. According to an embodiment the invention, the foot comprises sections with essentially different coefficients of static friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Justis
  • Patent number: 8220766
    Abstract: A guard for with a furniture element is provided. The furniture element has a perimeter with an edge portion and a bottom surface. The guard includes a movable rail, a support member and a resilient connection member. The movable rail extends along a portion of the furniture element and is spaced apart therefrom. The support member is connected to the rail and the bottom surface of the furniture element. The resilient connection member connects the support to the furniture element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Henry Fuoss
  • Publication number: 20120132782
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support device for the gun sight of a military vehicle, incorporating a head to which the gun sight is fastened and a foot which is integral with the vehicle, the head being integral with a column with a vertical axis which is introduced into the foot, the column being made integral with the foot by spring means wherein the spring means are constituted in the form of tongues arranged along at least two parallel planes perpendicular to the vertical axis of the support, each plane incorporating at least three tongues evenly spaced angularly around the column and integral with it by a first end and integral with the foot by their second end, these spring means imparting stiffness to the link between the column and the foot that is less along the vertical axis than along the other directions (X, Y) orthogonal to this vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: NEXTER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Olivier GERMENOT
  • Publication number: 20120091310
    Abstract: A flexure mount for economically producing pure translational motion with no arcuate or error motion in the vertical direction utilizing alignment pins and parts reducing structures including monolithic springs. A low profile embodiment utilizes a compound monolithic spring. The flexure mount may be used to translate a mirror or retroreflector in a purely linear direction of precisely controlled and known distance, useful in myriad interferometer applications including spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: FTRX LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Jacobson, Zvi Bleier
  • Patent number: 8109486
    Abstract: A chassis includes a base body and a rubber pad. The base body includes a bottom plate and a side plate perpendicular to the bottom plate. A mounting portion is defined in a junction portion of the bottom plate and the side plate. The rubber pad includes a resisting portion and a clamping portion perpendicularly extending from the resisting portion. The rubber pad is detachably received in the mounting portion, with the resisting portion locking with the side plate and the clamping portion engaging with the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Gong, Ming-Chang Lee
  • Publication number: 20120014781
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a shockproof member and a fixing member. The shockproof member includes a first block plate and a sleeve extending from the first block plate. The sleeve defines a first through hole thereon extending through the first block plate. The fixing member includes a second block plate, a mounting post extending from the second block plate to extend through the first through hole, a pin, and a contact post. The mounting post includes two raised portions fixed on the mounting post. Each of the two raised portions defines a pin hole. The contact post defines a second through hole thereon. The contact post is pivotably secured to the mounting post by the pin running through the pin holes and the second through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHENG-HENG SUN, XIAO-FENG MA
  • Patent number: 8033798
    Abstract: A vibration damper includes a first damping member coupled to a compressor, a second damping member coupled to the first damping member, and a dispersion member between the first and second damping members to disperse torsional vibration forces from the compressor. The dispersion member may also serve to disperse axial and torsional vibration forces received from the compressor through the first damping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Hwan Suh, Seung Yup Kim, Dong Koo Shin
  • Publication number: 20110198475
    Abstract: A riser clamp (1) has two opposed clamp halves (2, 3), each of said clamp halves (2, 3) having a semicircular section (21,31) opposing the semicircular section of the other clamp half for surrounding a riser pipe. Each of said clamp halves has at the ends of its semicircular section radially extending clamp flanges (22, 32) to be clamped against the corresponding opposing clamp flanges of the other clamp half. The riser clamp (1) is in use supported from beneath by a support surface. At least one of two opposing clamp flanges is provided with an isolation member (4) comprising a resilient support strip (41), which support strip (41) is located below the corresponding clamp flange for resiliency supporting it. The isolation member (4) further comprises at least one web (42) extending upwardly from the support strip (41) along the corresponding clamp flange, wherein said web (42) is attached to the corresponding clamp flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: J. Van Walraven Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jan van Walraven, Marek Juzak
  • Patent number: 7955022
    Abstract: An elongate sleeve retention device adapted to securely retain an elongate sleeve on a post-like structure about which it is disposed. In a preferred embodiment, the retention device of the present invention is configured to interface between a bollard and a bollard cover, and cause the bollard cover to resist inadvertent dissociation from the bollard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Thermoprene, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Raymond
  • Publication number: 20110114817
    Abstract: A base anchoring structure fixes a base 3 of an apparatus body 2 to a floor F in position. The base is at a lower part of the apparatus body and has casters C to move the apparatus body along the floor. The base anchoring structure includes linear actuators 4 fixed to the base, to downwardly bias, with a uniform pressure provided by air A supplied to the linear actuators, their respective pistons 5 until lower ends of the pistons reach the floor and stopper units (7, 8, 10) to engage with the downwardly pushed pistons and stably maintain the downwardly pushed state of the pistons. The engagement of the stopper units with the pistons stably maintains the anchored state of the base. The plurality of actuator is easily operated only by supplying air thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: MITAKA KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke NAKATA, Masao DOI, Tatsuya HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110102981
    Abstract: A foot pad structure includes a retaining member and an elastic pad member. The retaining member is mounted to a receiving portion formed on a bottom of an electronic system and has a second through hole communicable with a first through hole formed in the receiving portion to thereby communicate with external environment via the first through hole. The elastic pad member internally defines an air chamber that communicates with the second through hole. The elastic pad member is retained between the retaining member and the receiving portion with a lower part thereof downward protruded beyond the receiving portion. When the elastic pad member is compressed, air in the air chamber is expelled into the external environment via the first and second through holes, allowing the elastic pad member to deform for the electronic system to stably position on a work surface without wobbling when the electronic system is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Shun-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 7910841
    Abstract: A foot assembly for a weighing scale comprises a base, a ring arranged in coaxial spaced relation to the base; and a plurality of deformable compensation beams projecting outwardly from a portion of the base so as to support the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Measurement Ltd
    Inventor: Damon Germanton
  • Patent number: 7891038
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved rotary drain cleaning machine having an improved support structure that prevents walking of the machine when in use. The machine is supported upon two rear mounted wheels and a forward pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Electric Eel Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: C. David Hale
  • Patent number: 7810781
    Abstract: An imaging device mounting apparatus providing three-point stabilization is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lane
  • Patent number: 7762506
    Abstract: Provided is a glide device for use in stabilizing an object on a support surface. In one embodiment, the glide device is adapted to be mounted between the contact surface and the object and includes a stabilizer, which has opposed first and second surfaces and a body extending therebetween. The stabilizer is mounted to the object with a fastener that includes an elongate shank and at least one lug projecting away from the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Max-Tech Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Burrus D. Beshore
  • Patent number: 7757332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved rotary drain cleaning machine having an improved support structure that prevents walking of the machine when in use. The machine is supported upon two rear mounted wheels and a forward pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Electric Eel Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: C. David Hale