Including Engaging Structure Complementary To Foot Or Leg Of Machine Patents (Class 248/673)
  • Patent number: 9877584
    Abstract: A multifunctional storage device has a lower seat with a storage room, an upper mount pivotally connected to the lower seat, a bottom cover mounted on the lower seat, and an adjustable connecting assembly connecting the lower seat and the upper mount. The upper mount can cover the lower seat or can be opened to tilt relative to the lower seat and be held at a specific angle by the adjustable connecting assembly. When the multifunctional storage device is attached to a piece of furniture, the upper mount is flush with a platform of the furniture, such that articles can be placed on the upper mount and the platform of the furniture or be stored in the storage room. Accordingly, the furniture with the multifunctional storage device can have a basic function and multiple additional functions derived from the multifunctional storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Yao-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8967586
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus, configured to support a heat dissipating device, includes a bracket, two adjusting structures, and two mounting portions. Each of the two mounting portions defines a mounting hole. Each of the two adjusting structures is engaged in each of the mounting holes and includes an adjusting member and an installation member engaged with the adjusting member. Each of the adjusting members defines a through hole. The two adjusting members are rotatable relative to the two mounting portions from a first position to a second position. When the adjusting members are in the first position, a first line is running through the two through holes. When the adjusting members are in the second position, a second line is running through the two through holes, and a length of the first line is less than a length of the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jun Zhu, Jin-Biao Ji, Zhi-Jiang Yao
  • Patent number: 8939425
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a fan includes a base board and two fixing assemblies. The fan includes two opposite boards. The base board forms four rods. Each fixing assembly includes a receiving member and an engaging member. The receiving member includes a first pole capable of extending through a corresponding one of the boards and a first block abutting against an outer surface of the board. The engaging member includes a second pole capable of extending though the other one of the boards to be engaged in the first pole, and a second block abutting against an outer surface of the other board. Each of the first and second blocks defines a fixing hole through which a corresponding one of the rods is capable of extending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8750495
    Abstract: A telephone apparatus includes a phone body and an earpiece that is removably placed upright in the phone body. A supporting leg having a mounting surface that contacts a desk in a desk mount mode and that contacts a wall in a wall mount mode is provided on a sloped back side of the phone body so as to be turnable around a pivot. When the supporting leg is in a first turn position, a lower end of the slope of the phone body is substantially parallel to the mounting surface. When the supporting leg is in a second turn position after having turned through about 180 degrees from the first turn position, an upper end of the slope of the phone body becomes substantially parallel to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daiichiro Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Haraguchi, Toshiya Sakai, Katsuhiko Uto, Tohru Sakata
  • Patent number: 8517006
    Abstract: A stacked steam oven construction with a nested stacking component is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Premark FEG. L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Frock, Larry W. Lyons, Atul Saksena
  • Patent number: 8403288
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for supporting a device includes a rotating member rotatably coupled to the device, and a supporting member rotatably coupled to the rotating member and being foldable on the device. The rotating member is capable of being rotated from a first position to a second position. When the rotating member is rotated to a first position, the unfolded supporting member supports the device in a first orientation; when the rotating member is rotated to a second position, the supporting member supports the device in a second orientation different from the first orientation. A device having the supporting mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Quan-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8267368
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention includes a plate-shaped stand member rotatably attached to a back surface of the housing, and a holding member capable of holding the stand member at a predetermined upright support angle with respect to the back surface of the housing, wherein the holding member regulates the rotation of the stand member at a predetermined rotation angle exceeding the upright support angle from a stored position with respect to the housing. With such a configuration, an electronic device such as a portable television can be provided, in which a stand is unlikely to be broken even when the electronic device topples over and a pressing force further is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Torii, Masahiro Mizuta
  • Patent number: 8201786
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body including a housing. The housing includes a side plate and a bottom plate connected to the side plate. An opening is defined in the side plate. A perforation is defined in the bottom plate. The opening is in alignment with the perforation. A support mechanism is mounted on the inside of the housing and includes a guide pole fixed to the bottom plate, a first threaded pole screwed onto the guide pole, and penetrating the perforation, a second threaded pole screwed onto the guide pole; and an adjusting wheel fixed to the second threaded pole, and located on the opening of the side plate. A portion of the adjusting wheel is exposed from the housing. A support base is fixed to the portion of the first threaded pole exposed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Jun Yang
  • Patent number: 8033521
    Abstract: Provision is made for a single person to easily install a bottom panel for the cover of a transport refrigeration unit. A plurality of forwardly extending tabs are spaced on a rear frame member and corresponding pockets with horizontal slots are similarly spaced near the rear edge of the bottom panel. The bottom panel is then advanced such that the tabs fit into the slots, and then the front portion of the bottom panel is attached to the framework by a plurality of fasteners passing through front pockets of the bottom cover and into L-shaped brackets mounted on a front portion of the frame. The bottom panel is preferably formed of a thermoplastic olefin material that provides flexibility for ease of assembly but is sufficiently rigid and strong and exhibits good sound absorbing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Shafi N. Khan, Franklin A. Miller, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110210233
    Abstract: A reinforcement system and a method for reinforcing a tower of a wind turbine are disclosed. The method includes providing a tower, the tower comprising at least one generally cylindrical tower section, the at least one tower section having an exterior wall and an interior wall defining a height and a thickness therebetween. The method further includes performing a structural analysis of the tower to identify potential load limiting locations and, after performing the structural analysis, mounting at least one reinforcing member to the interior wall of the at least one tower section to reinforce the at least one tower section at the potential load limiting locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Biao Fang, Russell Earle Walthers, Nicholas Alie Tichich, Michelle Lea Olson, Ronald John Brzezinski
  • Publication number: 20110064534
    Abstract: A restraint system that supports a motorcycle during transportation comprises a base (20), a rear frame (202) positioned on the base and operable to receive a rear wheel of the motorcycle, and a front frame (102) positioned on said base and operable to receive a front wheel of the motorcycle. The front frame has a linear range of movement relative to the base (20) to accommodate movement due to the suspension of the motorcycle. A first restraint assembly (150), in use, passes over the rear wheel and cooperates with said rear frame (202) to restrain the rear wheel in a vertical orientation relative to the base; and a second restraint assembly, in use, passes over the front wheel and restrains the front wheel relative to the front frame (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Quinton Renshaw Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 7905465
    Abstract: A shimless aligner for insertion between a machine foot and base to align the foot relative to the base, which foot and base are secured together by a hold-down bolt extending between the foot and base. The aligner includes, a top plate having a slanted bottom surface, a taper wedge having a slanted top surface slidably engaging the slanted bottom surface of the top plate and further having a vertical alignment rod extending substantially laterally, a bottom plate below the taper wedge, and a back plate attached substantially perpendicularly at one end of the bottom plate. For receiving the hold-down bolt, the top and bottom plates have a corresponding hole, while the taper wedge has a slot. Said back plate has a hole for the vertical alignment rod to slidably engage the hole thereby preventing rotation of the taper wedge during vertical alignment operations and preserving bent foot corrections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Softway Industrial Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Abdul Gaffar Mohammad Anwar
  • Patent number: 7866615
    Abstract: A display support device includes a connecting member and a lower tube. The connecting member is adapted to be mounted on a rear surface of a flat display, and includes an upper tube. The lower tube is disposed below the upper tube. One of the upper and lower tubes has an internally threaded portion, and the other of the upper and lower tubes has an externally threaded portion engaging the internally threaded portion to allow for rotation and therefore movement of the lower tube relative to the upper tube, which results in a change to the total length of the upper and lower tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Top Victory Investments Limited
    Inventors: Michael Hsuan, Bin Liu, Kaiml Lei
  • Patent number: 7850132
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for an electronic device includes a connecting bracket configured to connect to the electronic device and a supporting bracket connected to the connecting bracket and configured to support the electronic device. The supporting bracket includes a supporting portion having a receiving space, a locating member received in the receiving space, a supporting plate, and a resilient sliding member engaged in the locating member. A sliding slot is defined in the locating member. The resilient sliding member is secured on the supporting plate through the sliding slot. The resilient sliding member is compressed to disengage from the locating member, and slide in the sliding slot with the supporting plate relative to the locating member and the supporting portion along an extending direction of the supporting portion to change a length of the supporting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Bang-Chun Ding, Gang Su
  • Patent number: 7810782
    Abstract: A clothes cleaning device support system includes a clothes cleaning device for washing clothes, drying clothes or both washing and drying clothes. A mount for supporting the clothes cleaning device over a floor surface includes a top wall and a perimeter wall is attached to and extending downwardly from the top wall. The perimeter wall includes a pair of side walls, a rear wall and a front wall. The front wall has an access aperture therein to access an area below the top wall. The access aperture extends upwardly into a bottom edge of the perimeter wall and toward the top wall. The clothes cleaning device is positioned on the top wall to space the clothes cleaning device above a floor surface. A container is positionable under the top wall and is accessible through the access aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Mark M. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 7748682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pedestal stand for a laundry treatment machine (1) such as a washing machine, a washer dryer or a tumble dryer, having a housing (3) which comprises a supporting plate (6), side walls (5), front frame (25) [sic; (26)] and a rear wall plus a bottom plate (8) with bearing feet (9), whereby the supporting plate (6) has holes (12) into which threaded stud bolts (11) attached to the underside of the laundry treatment machine (1) can be inserted and screwed down. Within the housing (3), a stud bolt (14) is arranged on the essentially vertical axis (A) between the openings (12) in the supporting plate (6) and the bearing feet (9) on the bottom plate (8) of the housing (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Hunke, Jörg Kempe
  • Publication number: 20090272872
    Abstract: A mounting feature secures a grommet to a compressor foot of a compressor. A compressor foot includes a hole and a slot extending between an outer perimeter of the compressor foot and the hole to receive a portion of a grommet. The slot is defined by a first wall and an opposing second wall, and at least one of the first wall and the opposing second wall includes a projection that extends into the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Loren D. Hoffman, Holly Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090026346
    Abstract: A cutting tool has a table for placing a workpiece thereon. A cutting unit is mounted to the table. A support leg device includes a support leg, an operation member and a motion conversion mechanism. The motion conversion mechanism is coupled between the support leg and the operation member, so that the movement of the operation member is converted into the movement of the support leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shibata
  • Publication number: 20080290245
    Abstract: A support (4) for an elevated mass (6, 8), comprising at least three extended, mutually trussless supporting counts (14, 14?, 14?, 14??), and where the longitudinal axes of the supporting columns (14, 14?, 14?, 14??) meet near the centre of gravity (20) of the elevated mass (6, 8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Per Bull Haugsoen, Gunnar Foss
  • Patent number: 7328879
    Abstract: A bearing washer is inserted into a horizontally elongated recess formed within the top flat surface of an upper tapered wedge of a support assembly through which equipment is adjustably positioned on a foundation. The upper wedge is vertically and horizontally adjusted in slidingly positioned contact with a lower tapered wedge along inclined surfaces within a recess formed therein before attachment of the tapered wedges to each other by horizontal fastener bolts extending through the upper wedge and the lower wedge. In such adjusted position of the wedges, a convex surface on the inserted bearing washer is in contact with a concave surface within a recess formed in the top surface of the upper wedge to support the equipment in close spaced relationship thereabove. Slidable adjustment of the wedges is limited by a recess shoulder in the lower tapered wedge to avoid excessive loading of the fastener bolts under severe shock and vibration conditions imposed on the equipment positioned on the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gus F. Plangetis
  • Patent number: 7301759
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for a portable unit. The assembly is pivotally mounted to the back of the unit and includes a frame member secured to the pivotally mounted member. A cover assembly is releasably secured to the frame member and can be moved to various positions with respect thereto. The cover assembly includes a locking assembly for locking and unlocking the cover assembly relative to the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Silicon Electron Pyrimid Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen Kuo Hsiung
  • Patent number: 7258313
    Abstract: A device for leveling an object on uneven or sloping floors. The device is comprised of a housing with a substantially hollow portion having a worm gear, a driven gear, and an elevation shaft with threads on at least a portion of the shaft's external surface. The worm gear operably engages the driven gear, which in turn operably engages the elevation shaft. When the worm gear is rotated in opposite directions, concomitant rotations of the driven gear cause the elevation shaft to move axially up or down, thereby providing leveling motions to an object to which the device is attached. A pad may be attached to one end of the elevation to prevent scratching the surface on which the object rests. The hollow portion of the housing is configured to provide at least one load-bearing surface such that no separate bearings are required with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Gabriel
  • Patent number: 7028964
    Abstract: A base pad for supporting and cushioning a product such as a major home appliance. The base pad is made from a tube formed into a desired cross-sectional shape (profile) and folded into a square or rectangular frame-like configuration. V-shaped sections are cut out of the tube to facilitate the folding. The tube may have pockets located at the corners to hold vertical support posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James Baechle
  • Patent number: 7011285
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a modular stand structure being applied to the back panel of a portable electronic device, which comprises a first board and a cover disposed on a second board. The top of one surface of the first board has a movable button, such that when the movable button is pushed forward, it moves a sliding member and an another sliding member located in the first board towards both sides such that a stand on the other side of the first board will be detached from its embedding latch due to the sliding of those sliding members, while the outward force produced by a spring at one end of a support rod drives two longitudinal grooves disposed on another side of the first board to slide downward to a fixed position in order to constitute a stable supporting angle and give better viewing angle and better operating angle for the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Hsuan Wang, Yu-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 6609687
    Abstract: Apparatus for sealing a gap formed between the floor or other supporting surface and the base of a vending machine, which apparatus prevents the accumulation of debris, etc. under the base of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Mun Roe Chirnomas
    Inventor: Raymond Leski
  • Patent number: 6533238
    Abstract: A bracket for properly positioning and preferably preventing the tipping of an appliance includes first and second, generally perpendicular legs extending from a central bracket portion, with the first leg being longer than the second leg. Each of the legs is provided with a slot extending to a terminal end thereof and is defined by side flanges which are interconnected by a raised connecting portion. Apertures are provided in the side flanges for use in securing the bracket to a supporting surface or an upstanding wall. In addition, the central portion includes a recess formed with holes for use in toe nailing or screwing the bracket in place. The bracket is adapted to be secured in place with a selected one of the legs extending along the supporting surface in order that a support leg of an appliance can be slid beneath and retained by the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Shelton T. Barnes, James David Hancock, David Charles Ometer
  • Publication number: 20030010886
    Abstract: A bracket for properly positioning and preferably preventing the tipping of an appliance includes first and second, generally perpendicular legs extending from a central bracket portion, with the first leg being longer than the second leg. Each of the legs is provided with a slot extending to a terminal end thereof and is defined by side flanges which are interconnected by a raised connecting portion. Apertures are provided in the side flanges for use in securing the bracket to a supporting surface or an upstanding wall. In addition, the central portion includes a recess formed with holes for use in toe nailing or screwing the bracket in place. The bracket is adapted to be secured in place with a selected one of the legs extending along the supporting surface in order that a support leg of an appliance can be slid beneath and retained by the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Shelton T. Barnes, James David Hancock, David Charles Ometer
  • Patent number: 6382584
    Abstract: A self leveling support for a machine includes a top plate, a base, a first supporting structure, and a second supporting structure. The top plate has a surface resting substantially along a first plane before thermal expansion. The first supporting structure is connected between the top plate and the base. The second supporting structure is connected between the top plate and the base. The surface of the top plate will be in a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane during thermal expansion of the machine, the first supporting structure, and the second supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: Peter Garrett Voorhees
  • Patent number: 6354558
    Abstract: The base pan of a refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump is overlain by a series of assemblies each serially including a grommet, a compressor foot or base and, optionally, a washer or the like. A stud or bolt extending through each assembly secures the respective assembly to the base pan. The grommets are each received in recesses defined by a lip or rim formed on a compressor foot such that the grommets are exteriorly, peripherally or circumferentially engaged by the lip or rim so as to resist transverse motion of the compressor. The grommets are preferably located entirely between the compressor foot or base and the base pan. The grommets have different wall thicknesses at different axial and/or circumferential locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Wenlong Li
  • Patent number: 6176461
    Abstract: A method and implementing computer system enclosure is provided which includes a selectively removable base support unit which is designed to stabilize vertical mounting capabilities when the base unit is attached to the enclosure and to allow horizontal mounting of the electronics enclosure when the base unit is detached. The electronics enclosure includes a locking edge on one of its sides. The locking edge is selectively engageable with a base support unit to provide a wide footprint for stable mounting of the electronics enclosure on the side of the enclosure which has the base unit attached. In an exemplary embodiment, the locking edge is tapered to force a tight fit between the enclosure and the support base unit. A locking mechanism is also operable at one end of the support base unit-electronics enclosure interface to provide a positive stop to lock the enclosure in place relative to the support base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Beaman, M. Lawrence Buller, Larry Thomas Cooper, Brian Michael Kerrigan, Tristan Alfonso Merino, John Richard Pugley
  • Patent number: 6029942
    Abstract: Mourning apparatus for retaining and isolating a machine subject to vibratory forces. A base plate having a series of raised bosses on its top surface is equipped with rubber grommets that are received upon each boss. Each grommet has an expanded foot and an elongated body that is insertable into the mounting hole of a machine support bracket. A weakened section is provided in the top part of each body that expands radially when the body is compressed to provide an upper flange for capturing the support bracket between the foot piece and the upper flange. Each grommet is compressed by passing a bolt axially through the grommet and through the bolt into the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene D. Daddis, Jr., Ronald D. Haven, Steven Glowacki, Bradley L. Kersh
  • Patent number: 6029940
    Abstract: An apparatus is proposed for supporting a device, the apparatus having at least one foot with an undercut. The apparatus has a depression for accepting the foot and an engaging mechanism with a projection. When the device is moved toward the apparatus, the undercut presses against the projection and thereby displaces the engaging mechanism. As soon as an upper edge of the undercut moves below a lower edge of the projection, the engaging mechanism moves back toward its starting position and thereby engages the undercut of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Traugott Klein
  • Patent number: 5624098
    Abstract: An anti-tip device is provided for an appliance in the form of a first bracket secured to a floor and having an open-ended slot for receiving a support leg of the appliance. A second bracket is secured to the first bracket and is capable of engaging an interlock switch of an appliance. The engagement of the interlock switch by the second bracket is indicative of proper installation of the appliance. Further, use of the appliance is prevented by improper installation using the control circuitry of the appliance connected to the interlock switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Marvin J. McDowell
  • Patent number: 5503082
    Abstract: A concrete-embedded, machinery-anchoring floor system includes parallel, accurately-extruded steel rails each having a unique cross-sectional configuration. Vertical loading of the rails improves the load-bearing strength of the concrete, whether the loading is in tension or compression. Each rail includes a pair of spaced angularly-extending, outwardly and downwardly-projecting flanges. When a downward compressive load is applied through the rails from above, the load also applies downward and inward force vectors generally perpendicular to the angular flanges, compressing concrete therebetween. If tension is applied to a rail from a cantilevered load, the angular flanges are fulcrumed toward each other about their connecting joints with the rail, also compressing and strengthening concrete therebetween. The angular flanges are rounded at their distal edges to enable supporting and interconnecting reinforcing bars to be easily welded to the rounded edges, irrespective of the angle of the bars to the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Bosma Machine & Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Marinus B. Bosma
  • Patent number: 5153052
    Abstract: A double-shot molded resin article comprises a primary molding part and a secondary molding part. The secondary molding part is molded from a thermoplastic resin having a melting point higher than the melting point of the primary molding thermoplastic resin. The primary molding part has a plurality of raised portions formed upon its surface so as to be fusion bonded to the secondary molding part. These raised portions are fused by means of the secondary molten resin at the time of the secondary molding process, whereby the primary and secondary molding parts are fusion-bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Nifco, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshie Tanaka, Akiro Nakagawa, Haruhiko Watari, Yasuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 5110082
    Abstract: An adjustable support system for use in anchoring a machine or other load to a foundation is disclosed. The system includes a base chock having a horizontal floor with an open slot formed in the floor to permit retrofitting around an installed anchor bolt. A frame chock is shaped to rest on the floor of the base chock; in many applications the frame chock is preferably poured in place around the anchor bolt. A retractable shim carrier, shaped to rest on the floor of the base chock between the floor and the frame chock, likewise has an open slot formed therein for insertion around the anchor bolt. One or more shims of varying thicknesses are shaped like the shim carrier to be inserted as needed, riding upon the shim carrier, between the floor of the base chock and the lower surface of the frame chock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventor: Robert L. Rowan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4784364
    Abstract: For supporting heat and vibration producing machinery on grouted foundations, high-strength plastic chock halves, which may be glass-polyester laminates, are used beneath machinery conventional steel sole plates resting on conventional plastic grout. The plastic material is characterized by a greater flexibility and much lesser thermal conductivity than steel, so they serve as barriers to the transmission of heat, while their flexible resiliency protects the foundation from vibrations attendant to operation of the machinery so supported. Leveling steel shims inserted between the chock halves do not impair the uniformity of the flexible resiliency they afford at each support point. Fretting wear of the machinery bed plates appears to be completely eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Arrow Support Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Larry W. Chamberlain, George W. Rives
  • Patent number: 4512543
    Abstract: A universal printer stand includes a platform having at least two parallel support members, at least two channel-shaped cross members transversely disposed on the support members and means disposed on the cross members for receiving the support legs of a printer. Means are provided for adjusting the receiving means to accommodate the lateral and longitudinal distances between the printer support legs. The receiving means includes a plurality of longitudinal slots in the cross members and cup-shaped members adjustably disposed in the slots. The cup-shaped members are adapted to receive the feet disposed on the legs of the printer, if the printer is so equipped. Alternatively, if the printer legs are in the form of threaded bolts, the bolts may be inserted through any of the longitudinal slots in the cross members so that the printer can be secured to the stand by nuts threaded onto the bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Petrick
  • Patent number: 4482118
    Abstract: This invention provides an adjusting base for geodetic instruments.By a double function of a clamping ring the adjusting base may be used with both instruments with a standard central single peg and instruments with more pegs arranged around a common center. Various interchangeable parts enable the adjusting base to be used on all known tripods and pillar plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Kern & Co. AG
    Inventor: Dieter Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 4337022
    Abstract: An injection molding installation includes a box-like mounting base 1 on which are disposed a molding press 2 and a pressure injection apparatus 3. The press 2 includes fixed opposite end plates 4 and 7 mounted directly on the base 1 and an intermediate movable plate 5 slidably bearing on the base via an adaptor wedge A. The injection apparatus includes a motor driven rotary screw conveyor 18 and a plastics material feed funnel 19, and is removably mounted on the base 1 via an interchangeable support rail 22 clamped by internal cross bars 25 to the base or to intermediate spacer inserts 26 mounted thereon. The use of the adaptor wedge and interchangeable support rails enables the accommodation and mounting of molding presses and injection apparatuses having different sizes and configurations on a common and thus standardized mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Pont-a-Mousson S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Laurent, Bernard Monnet, Philippe Pertuis
  • Patent number: 4212562
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for leveling a relatively massive template structure which is positionable on the ocean bottom in proximity to one or more sites of subterranean wells. Since the template is primarily utilized to mount or guide later applied drilling, completion or production equipment, it is essential that the template be positioned on its fixing piles in a precise horizontally level position. Accordingly, a plurality of sleeves are secured to the template which respectively loosely encircle the hollow fixing piles. Hydraulically operated clamp means are provided to lock the encircling sleeves at any selected vertical position to a respective fixing pile. A hydraulic elevating mechanism is lowered into the top open end of at least one such fixing pile and utilized to effect the lifting of the sleeve and adjacent portion of the template to which the sleeve is secured to a height approximating the desired level position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Lynes, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Stone, Marvin L. Holbert, Jr.