Mounted By Vacuum, Adhesive Or Magnet Patents (Class 248/683)
  • Patent number: 8434896
    Abstract: An under-bed mounted accent lighting apparatus comprises a series of lamps which automatically illuminate to cast a soft glow from underneath the bed is herein disclosed. The lamps are electrically interconnected via standard wiring and adhesively affixed along the bed frame. The lamps are powered by a common user configurable timer module which plugs into a standard wall outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: David R. Embry
  • Patent number: 8403278
    Abstract: A magnetically mountable firearm or sporting instrument holding device of relatively small compass which is readily removable and portable, and can be utilized for providing a convenient place for hunters and sporting enthusiasts to rest their guns and sporting instruments upright on the outside of their car or other metal surface, and to protect that surface from scratches. The magnetic portable firearm or sporting instrument holding device generally includes a universal retaining member for supporting firearms and other sporting instruments having two opposite ends, the first end of which constitutes a recessed receiving end with inwardly tapered arms for guiding the instrument in place, and the second end comprising a common or multi-component magnetic mounting base. The mounting base may include a joining platform collar to orientate, mount, secure, and support the retaining member, and prevent twisting of the magnetic element of the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Kasbohm
  • Patent number: 8398155
    Abstract: A magnetic holding system for a vehicle cabin includes a non-ferrous panel having a front side exposed to the vehicle cabin and a rear side. A magnet is located on the rear side of the non-ferrous panel. The thickness panel, in the region where the magnet is located, and the strength of the magnet are selected to grip a ferrous element when it is placed on the front side of the panel in the region where the magnet is located. The ferrous element may be an object to be held on the non-ferrous surface or it may be attachable to the underside of an object that is to be held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Scott E. Andochick
  • Publication number: 20130043371
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a magnetic member at least includes: a magnetic member; a magnetic coupling member mounted with the magnetic member; and an adhesive member bonding the magnetic member to the magnetic coupling member, either one or both of the magnetic member and the magnetic coupling member provided with an adhesion securing portion configured to secure adhesive strength, either one or both of the magnetic member and the magnetic coupling member provided with an adhesive member reservoir portion configured to lead the adhesive member to the adhesion securing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8376292
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable electronic device holder. A lower adapter support piece supports two lower adapter arms. An upper adapter arm is supported by a adjustable rod. An adjustment fitting is connected to the lower adapter support piece and the adjustable rod is slidingly connected to the adjustment fitting and can be slid up and down by utilization of finger force. A portable electronic device is mounted and held secure as it is squeezed between the upper adapter arm and the two lower adapter arms. In a preferred embodiment the portable electronic device holder is mounted by either inserting the adjustable rod into a hollow pedestal attached to a base or by attaching the lower adapter arm support piece to a dual T mount of a separate mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Mike Cicco
  • Patent number: 8333354
    Abstract: A structure for removable attachment to a substantially vertical surface for example of glass, glazed tiles or metal. The structure includes a suction disk for sealingly contacting a surface, a pulling member attached to the suction disk for drawing a part of the suction disk away from the surface, so that a partial vacuum is created between the suction disk and the surface. Rotation of the rotatable member draws the pulling member and respective part of the suction disk away from the surface. An intermediate member is provided which engages the suction disk and supports the rotatable member. A structural member is mounted in or on the intermediate member. The outer diameter of the rotatable member is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the adjacent part of the intermediate member, so that a user's fingers will grip the rotatable member without catching on parts of the intermediate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Croydex Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harry Tooley, Charles Frederick Burrows
  • Patent number: 8308118
    Abstract: An item holder mountable by suction on a mounting surface including a deformable body having outer and inner surfaces and a periphery extending around the body. The holder further includes an appendage extending from the periphery and includes a connector attached to the appendage for connecting the appendage to the holder to form a loop for holding an item. The body is deformable from an undeformed shape to an actuated shape to mount the holder on the mounting surface by positioning the inner surface adjacent the mounting surface when the body is in its undeformed shape thereby forming a cavity between the body and the mounting surface and deforming the body to its actuated shape thereby sealing the body against the mounting surface and forcing fluid from the cavity to create a suction between the body and the mounting surface thereby securing them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: We-Flex, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Sheffield, Tamara K. Sheffield
  • Patent number: 8302806
    Abstract: A drink vessel holder holds a drink vessel on a target surface such as a plate of food allowing the user to hold both the plate and the drink vessel held thereon with the same hand in order to allow the other hand to be used for enjoyment of the products being held. The drink vessel holder has a flexible body member with an upper portion with a first top surface and a first bottom surface and a lower portion with a second top surface and a second bottom surface with an adhesive material disposed on the first bottom surface of the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: James M. Gibbar
  • Patent number: 8302929
    Abstract: A hanger for sheet material and method of hanging sheet material. An embodiment of the hanger for sheet material includes a base, a magnet assembly support member adjacent the base, and a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly may include one or more holding members and one or more magnets. Each magnet may be attached to a holding member. Each holding member may be hinged to the magnet assembly support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Kimberley Lanio
  • Patent number: 8297569
    Abstract: Merchandising support system of the type having a holding member (12) adapted for engagement of a cantilevered accessory arm (14) thereto. The holder is adapted for mounting on a surface of a display panel (30) or the like and comprises a mounting platform (16) with a throat (18) extending therethrough. The accessory arm is supported in the throat in. cantilevered fashion and includes a first magnetic material that engages a second magnetic material (52) with the latter disposed in the throat proximate to a rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Kuhn, Randy A. Breyer, Mary Elizabeth Shea
  • Patent number: 8297008
    Abstract: A spacer used to secure a solar module to a substrate having surface irregularities or unevenness includes a spacer layer located between two adhesive layers. The spacer has a thickness greater than any anticipated irregularities or unevenness on the surface of the substrate. The spacer is comprised of materials that provide sufficient strength and weatherability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Booth, Timothy O'Neil
  • Patent number: 8297568
    Abstract: A sucking and holding device includes: a vacuum chuck for vacuum-sucking a substrate; and a suction assisting device for sandwiching the object between it and the vacuum chuck. The suction assisting device includes a substrate-facing surface. The substrate-facing surface seals a through hole provided in the substrate. With this configuration, the sucking and holding device can vacuum-suck and hold the substrate having a through hole. This leads to an accomplishment of a device which can hold various objects without positional displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Junichi Katsuragawa
  • Patent number: 8292253
    Abstract: A device for supporting bathroom accessories and the like, comprising a suction cup element including a suction part and a holding part adapted to hold a bathroom accessory and the like, and a mounting element including an engaging formation formed to engage and retain the suction part of the suction element and member adapted to attach to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8292254
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to a balloon and streamer hub assembly that allows for the efficient hanging of balloons and streamers in a variety of different environments, as well as kits and methods related thereto. In one aspect, the balloon and streamer hub assembly includes a mounting block, and adhesive member a bowl shaped cover, and a securing mechanism for attachment of the bowl-shaped cover to the mounting block. The bowl-shaped has a depth that substantially corresponds to the width of the mounting block, and further includes a plurality of holes disposed around edges thereof in predetermined positions, which are adapted for attachment thereto different ones of the balloons and streamers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Groepler
  • Patent number: 8282066
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for using a universal support consisting of one or more modules having a deformable enclosure (3) connected to a vacuum source (5) through an orifice. Said enclosure is of concave shape forming a chamber (6) provided with a flexible body (7). The method consists in the following series of steps: applying a vacuum to the chamber (6) so that the deformable enclosure (3) collapses; positioning the part which is to be supported; breaking the vacuum in the chamber (6); and applying a vacuum inside the deformable enclosure (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Novatec SA
    Inventors: Francis Bourrieres, Clement Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8251340
    Abstract: A mat having a resiliently deformable mat portion and a securing element provided thereon for securing an item attached thereto against movement and relative to the mat portion is provided. The mat is arranged to grip a support surface on which the mat portion is laid, in use, by formation of at least a partial vacuum between the mat portion and the support surface upon deformation of the mat portion. The mat comprises a projection arranged to urge the item away from the mat when held by the mat, thereby to create a deformation in the mat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: 8235235
    Abstract: A breakaway-protective limit switch cover is provided that includes a main plate, a pair of support arms attached to the main plate, and a magnet attached to each support arm. The breakaway-protective-limit switch cover attaches, via the magnets, to a conveyor track of a power conveyor system and becomes dislodged upon impact from an external force strong enough to overcome the magnetic force of the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodger D. Lusch
  • Patent number: 8231089
    Abstract: A plate holder can include: a skirt having a top member and one or more side walls forming a cavity therebetween when the one or more side walls are resting on a substrate with the top member oriented away from the substrate; a base coupled with the skirt and located within the cavity, the base having one or more top suction device receptacles and one or more bottom suction device receptacles; one or more top suction devices coupled with the one or more top suction device receptacles such that the top suction device is oriented away from the substrate; and one or more bottom suction devices coupled with the one or more top suction device receptacles such that the bottom suction device is oriented toward the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lil Diner, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Russell Mills
  • Publication number: 20120175491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RFID tag holder, which comprises an RFID tag carrier used to carry an RFID tag, and a base having a circular surface, a holding portion and at least one magnetic component disposed therein. The shape of the circular surface matches that of the disposing hole, the magnetic component is used to make the disposing hole magnetically attachable to combine the base with the disposing hole, and two clip arms of a holding unit grip the holding portion and hold the RFID tag carrier after passing through two through holes of a metal substrate. The RFID tag holder has the following advantages: fast installation, low cost and reusability; is suitable for disposing holes with any depth and size; reduced interference and improved reading effect; no extra processing cost; dust-proof, water-proof and oil-resistant; and better composability, extensibility and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CHINA STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: SUNG-LIN CHEN, CHANG-TSUN LIN, LIEN-KUEI CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8215598
    Abstract: A hanging display device for decoratively displaying an item comprising an elongated cable constructed from a material comprising a metal surrounded by a plastic coating; a plurality of first half magnets disposed along the cable, the first half magnets can each engage a second half magnet disposed on the item; a loop disposed on the first end of the cable for allowing the cable to be mounted on an object; and a weighted component disposed on the second end of the cable for helping to keep the cable elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Stefan Hausberger
  • Patent number: 8186642
    Abstract: A portable device accessory is used to hold, grip or manipulate a portable device such as and not limited to mobile phones, MP3 players, portable entertainment/computing devices, and/or gaming devices. The accessory possesses two suctions cups connected by a neck and having an aperture for receiving a jack on earphone. Certain embodiments of the accessory will have tabs, ridges, groove and/or a space to receive earphones. The accessory permits a jack of earphones to be threaded through an aperture and the cord of the earphones to be wrapped around the accessory. The suction cups may be inverted to conceal the cord wrapped around a neck of the accessory and tabs may be used to hold inverted suction cups together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: John Weiss-Vons
  • Patent number: 8167263
    Abstract: A magnetically placeable strap, particularly adapted for use in pickup trucks having beds or panels of a ferrous content. The magnetically placeable strap includes a spool-like base having an elastic strap extending therefrom with a hook at an end of the strap. The base consists of a pair of parallel spaced apart disks, a bottom disk being cup-shaped and receiving a magnet therein. The top disk is provided with a plurality of kidney-shaped apertures for receipt of the hook at the end of the elastic strap, or for a user's fingers or tool that might be used in releasing the magnetic base from attachment to a ferrous surface. The magnetically placeable straps may be used singularly or in combination to secure any of various items in the bed of a pickup truck or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Nathan G. Zampelli
  • Patent number: 8157227
    Abstract: A device for supporting an object on a surface has a body including a first portion attachable to a surface so as to attach the body to the surface and a second part having a receptacle for receiving the object, and an element for simultaneously activating the first portion and the second portion so as to simultaneously attach the first portion of the body to the surface and to fix the object in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Sam Zhadanov, Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8141829
    Abstract: A low profile fixture button is provided for adhesive attachment to a substrate in a temporary or substantially permanent manner. The fixture button includes a plurality of preferably four over-center spokes substantially in a common plane and carrying a mounting plate having a pressure sensitive adhesive material thereon. The spokes are carried by an outer backstop rim, and are initially oriented with the mounting plate advanced toward the substrate. In a preferred form, the backstop rim seats within a counterbore formed in the rear side of a larger attachment adapted for low profile mounting onto the substrate. Pressing of the fixture button toward the substrate engages the advanced mounting plate with adhesive thereon with the substrate, and forces the spokes to displace over-center to a retracted position withdrawn substantially into the backstop rim and any associated larger attachment for low profile mounting onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 8132766
    Abstract: In order to provide a structure for removable attachment to a substantially vertical surface for example of glass, glazed tiles or metal, the structure has a mounting means comprising: suction means (1) for sealingly contacting a surface, pulling means (2) being attached to the suction means (1) for drawing a part of the suction means (1) away from the surface, so that a partial vacuum is created between the suction means (1) and the surface. There is a substantially helical or wedge shaped surface on the pulling means (2) engaged with a corresponding substantially helical or wedge shaped surface of a rotatable member (13), whereby rotation of the rotatable member (13) draws the pulling means (2) and respective part of the suction means (1) away from the surface. An intermediate member (5) is provided for engaging a sealing part of the suction means (1), the intermediate member (5) supporting the rotatable member (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Croydex Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harry Tooley, Charles Frederick Burrows
  • Patent number: 8128042
    Abstract: A sucker assembly includes a sucker, a pull bar secured on the sucker, a pressing member mounted on the pull bar and pressing the sucker, an elastic member mounted on the pull bar and biased between the sucker and the pressing member, a control handle pivotally mounted on the pressing member, and a pivot shaft extending through the control handle, the pressing member and the pull bar. The pressing member has a periphery provided with a mounting seat which has a fixing recess to receive a hanging rod of a support rack and to abut a surface. Thus, the hanging rod of the support rack is locked onto the surface by the fixing recess of the mounting seat so that the support rack contacts with the surface exactly and closely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ferro-Carbon Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lung-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20120036763
    Abstract: An improved pest control device having a bottom, two side walls, two end walls with holes therethrough to permit an animal to enter, and a lid, with a bait holder inside the trap, which may optionally be raised off of the floor of the trap and magnets positioned near the top edge of at least two of the walls to secure the trap to a dumpster, thereby holding the lid in the closed position when the trap is secured to the dumpster to prevent access to the bait other than through the holes in the end walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Kay
  • Publication number: 20120012734
    Abstract: ‘Support with spacer for plain, double face display, with arrangement in sliding system for automatic folding and opening’, presenting support (1) with version in expansive system, with two facing and joint portions (2) and (3), foldable in buds (5) by means of creases (4), joined through the overlying of their common flaps (6) with cuttings, forming extreme hooks (7) through which elastic bands (8) are applied for strong tensioning of the arming hinges (9), equipped with creased swinging walls (10), which join, closing or expanding, for automatic opening of the support (1). In the second version, in pulling system, both joint facing portions (2a) and (3a) are joined by two joint flaps (21) which receive, through their cuttings (22) in the shape of hooks, the application of elastic band (8) whose opposite end is anchored in cutting (23) of one internal structural insert (24), through which the support (Ia) shall be activated, through pulling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Kwo Tzuo
  • Patent number: 8079557
    Abstract: A suction cup device includes a cup forming unit cooperating with a flat surface to create a volume-variable space, a liftable rod secured to a central portion of the cup forming unit, a bracing shell member having a force-transmitting surrounding wall in engagement with a peripheral portion of the cup forming unit, and a twistable cap member having a surrounding bottom wall in abutting against a circumferential abutment region of the bracing shell member and threadedly engaged with the liftable rod such that a manually twisted movement of the twistable cap member can result in axial movement of the rod so as to pull the central portion away from the flat surface to produce a reduced pressure in the volume-variable space and a biasing force to thereby ensuring fluid-tight engagement of the cup forming unit with the flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Tsung-Tzong Tu, Tsung-An Tu
  • Patent number: 8079565
    Abstract: A portable device accessory is used to hold, grip or manipulate a portable device such as and not limited to mobile phones, MP3 players, portable entertainment/computing devices, and/or gaming devices. The accessory possesses two suctions cups connected by a neck and having an aperture for receiving a jack on earphone. Certain embodiments of the accessory will have tabs, ridges, groove and/or a space to receive earphones. The accessory permits a jack of earphones to be threaded through an aperture and the cord of the earphones to be wrapped around the accessory. The suction cups may be inverted to conceal the cord wrapped around a neck of the accessory and tabs may be used to hold inverted suction cups together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: John Weiss-Vons
  • Patent number: 7975972
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching an article to a wall surface includes a bracket with an outwardly extending plate having a hole through which an elongated portion of the article can be placed and an attachment plate, perpendicular to the outwardly extending plate, having at least one hole through which the bracket may be attached directly to the wall by a screw. The attachment device additionally includes a housing having a suction cup for attachment to the wall, a coupling for removably receiving the bracket, and an actuator for causing the suction cup to engage and release the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7954533
    Abstract: A sheet cutting table 13, after sticking an adhesive sheet S to a semiconductor wafer W, for cutting the area outside the semiconductor wafer W as an unnecessary adhesive sheet S1 with a cutting device 15. The table 13 includes an inner table 52 which supports the semiconductor wafer W, and an outer table 51 corresponding to the unnecessary adhesive sheet S1 outside the semiconductor wafer W. The upper surface of the outer table 51 is provided with a non-adherable treatment surface 51A, and an adherable member formed with a ring member 53 or a plate member 63 for sticking the adhesive sheet S thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Nonaka, Kenji Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Sugishita
  • Patent number: 7934692
    Abstract: An apparatus for support a handbag from the edge of a table or other structure is presented. The apparatus includes a segmented arm that can be collapsed to allow for compact storage of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventors: Alison Brustein, Laurie Cohen
  • Patent number: 7869147
    Abstract: A device or the operation of a device for the holding, especially sealing support of an optical element, especially an optical lens with at least one holding element for mounting the optical element and preferably at least one sealing element for sealing contact at at least a part of the optical element and/or the holding element, wherein the sealing element or at least a part thereof is displaceable between a first position, in which the sealing element rests against the optical element and a second position, in which the sealing element is spaced apart from the optical element, or wherein the sealing element is switchable such that it rests against the optical element under different contact pressure or adjustable contact force. The holding element can either take on the holding function alone and independently of the sealing element or work together with the sealing element in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Tilman Schwertner, Stefan Hembacher
  • Patent number: 7862197
    Abstract: A flexible attachment means for use with a searchlight or other device is disclosed. The flexible attachment means allows a user to attach a housing to an uneven metallic surface, such as a car hood, boat prow or other locations. The flexible attachment means has an attachment base fixed to the bottom of a housing for the searchlight. The attachment base has attachment locations that flexibly attach to a flexible base gasket having a plurality of magnets to hold the flexible attachment means to a metallic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Golight, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert W. Gebhard
  • Patent number: 7850133
    Abstract: A novel suction cup mounting apparatus having a novel compact axial suction cup installation and release mechanism and method for assembling such a suction cup apparatus. The suction cup device includes a suction cup portion of a plunger assembly fit within a concave drive base and coupled thereto by a rigid drive pin. An optional rotational drive member or “handle” structured to operate on an external surface of the drive base may be provided for manipulating the drive pin relative to the suction cup and drive base. The suction cup device is intended to secure some device—a “utilization device”—to a surface. Therefore, according to another aspect of the suction cup device, a utilization mounting surface is projected above the drive base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 7845612
    Abstract: This invention is to provide the stand for the electronic device with the capacity to hole the headset in a handy manner. The stand comprises the main body capable of holding cords, the attaching section positioned on the main body for the electronic device to be mounted and secured thereon, stand cover capable of temporary fitting over the main body and having the section for preventing the cords from unraveling, and the connecting section which joints the main body and the stand cover and allows the stand cover to spread apart from the main body with the hinge section as the fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Power Support Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Mase
  • Patent number: 7837162
    Abstract: A suction cup has a cup portion and a head attached to the cup portion. A solar cell is positioned within the head or the cup portion. The solar cell can be placed in a cavity in the head or cup portion or may be molded or formed into the suction cup. The contacts of the solar cell may be positioned so that an object can be hung on the suction cup and be powered by the solar cell. One can also provide a sensor and transmitter or alarm in or on the suction cup and connected to the solar cell such that when the suction cup is moved an alarm will sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: William E. Adams
  • Publication number: 20100237222
    Abstract: An accessory structure for portable electronic device includes a primary member and a resisting member. The primary member includes a seat and a supporting plate. The seat defines a recessed portion. The supporting plate includes a flexible portion allowing the seat to be bent relative to the supporting plate. The resisting member is received in the recessed portion. The resisting member is rotatably attached to the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: YI-PANG LIN
  • Patent number: 7793900
    Abstract: An exemplary magnetic clamp holder used for a mechanical arm, includes a housing (21), a magnetic structure (22), and two positioning pins (25). The housing includes an attaching portion (211), and a joining portion (213) fixed to the attaching portion, the attaching portion and the joining portion cooperatively defining a receiving cavity (218). The positioning pins are disposed on the attaching portion of the housing. The magnetic structure is received in the receiving cavity. The magnetic structure includes a permanent magnetic module (223), an electro-magnetic module (225), and a magnetic shield plate (227) disposed between the permanent magnetic module and the electro-magnetic module. The electro-magnetic module is able to create a magnetic field for neutralizing a magnetic field created by the permanent magnetic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Feng, Chun Li, Xiao-Yu Ma
  • Patent number: 7740221
    Abstract: A deformable device mountable by suction on a mounting surface including a body having an inner surface and a periphery. The inner surface has a concave portion and a suction portion contiguous with suction created to mount the body on the mounting surface. The inner surface includes a boundary defining the suction portion, an additional portion between the boundary and the periphery, and a bend adjacent the boundary at which the inner surface curves away from the mounting surface. The body is deformable from an undeformed shape to an actuated shape to mount the body on the mounting surface by positioning the inner surface of the undeformed body adjacent the mounting surface thereby forming a cavity and deforming the body to the actuated shape thereby sealing the body against the mounting surface and forcing fluid from the cavity to create suction between the body and the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas M. Sheffield, Jr., Tamara K. Sheffield
  • Patent number: 7731139
    Abstract: A suction device includes a sucking member having a connecting body connected integrally to a flexible disc body that is disposed under an upright sleeve, a connecting member disposed in the sleeve and connected to the connecting body, and an operating rod connected pivotally to a pivot block unit on the sleeve and to the connecting member. The operating rod is operable so that an assembly of the connecting member and the connecting body is pulled upwardly, thereby forming a vacant space between a central portion of the disc body and a supporting surface to which a peripheral portion of the disc body is attached sealingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chen-Hsing Wang, Chia-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 7699277
    Abstract: Provided is, among other things, an attachment apparatus that includes an attachment base, a magnet attached to a first side of the attachment base and a clip structure extending from a second side of the attachment base, the second side being opposite the first side. The clip structure, in turn, includes first and second arms which can be resiliently spread apart in order to receive an item and then released in order to close around the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Wayne Bagnall
  • Patent number: 7690608
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is provided for securing objects to a substrate in a manner that permits the objects to be removed from the mounting assembly and from the substrate. The mounting assembly includes a planar sheet-like holder with opposite front and rear faces. A repositionable adhesive is applied across the entire rear face of the holder, and the holder is removably disposed on a release liner. A generally U-shaped cut is formed in the holder to define a flap. The flap can be repositionably attached to the object, while remaining portions of the holder can be repositionably secured to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: W. Rene Huber
  • Patent number: 7685724
    Abstract: A device includes a housing, a vial carried by the housing, a light source carried by the housing, and a base movably connected to the housing. The base and the housing have cooperating structures so as to allow movement of the housing and the base relative to each other along an arc. The base is mountable on a reference surface, and the light source is arranged to form a line of light on the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: James Spaulding, John C. Murray
  • Patent number: 7661648
    Abstract: A sucker device includes a body, a sucking disk, and an operating mechanism; the body has a base, and a sleeve part joined on the base; the sleeve part has a hollow portion communicating with a bottom room of the base, and two slots, and is joined to a fixing support; the sucking disk is positioned in the bottom room of the base; an axial rod is joined on a middle of the disk, and held in the hollow portion of the sleeve part; the operating mechanism includes a knob, and a pressing rod, which is passed through the axial rod, and sticks out through the slots; the knob is positioned around and threadedly engaged with the sleeve part; thus, the middle of the disk can be moved farther away from a surface of an object for the disk to stick to the object by means of turning the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Jow Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20100034625
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatus and method for supporting and transferring large area substrate in a vacuum condition. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus comprising one or more end effectors having a plurality of end effector pads disposed thereon without mechanically joining to the one or more end effectors. In one embodiment, a plurality of end effector pad assemblies are coupled to one or more end effectors by magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: KYUNG-TAE KIM
  • Patent number: 7658354
    Abstract: A suction device includes a sucking member having a connecting body connected integrally to a flexible disc body that is disposed under an upright sleeve, a connecting member disposed in the sleeve and connected to the connecting body, an operating member connected to a pivot rod extending through the sleeve, and a cam body accommodated in a cam-accommodating space in the connecting member and pivotable together with the pivot rod. The operating member is operable so as to pivot the pivot rod and the cam body such that an assembly of the connecting member and the connecting body is pulled upwardly by the cam body, thereby forming a vacant space between a central portion of the disc body and a supporting surface to which a peripheral portion of the disc body is attached sealingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chen-Hsing Wang
  • Patent number: 7648109
    Abstract: A sucker includes a fixing seat, a sucker body, a control handle and a control valve. The sucker body has a first side provided with a recess and a second side provided with a connecting hole connected to the recess. The control valve includes a valve stem movably mounted on the fixing seat and movable to stop the recess. Thus, the valve stem can be pulled outwardly to detach from the recess of the sucker body so as to connect the connecting hole and the recess of the sucker body and to connect the connecting hole of the sucker body to the ambient air so as to break the vacuum state of the sucker body so that the sucker body can be removed from a surface easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Lung-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 7646538
    Abstract: Methods for creating apertures in a layer on a back side of a substrate that includes a microlens array on a front side thereof include curving the substrate into a cylindrical surface segment that defines an axis, so that the microlens array on the front side of the substrate faces the axis. A pulsed laser beam is scanned from the axis circumferentially along the cylindrical surface segment, to pass through the microlens array on the front side of the substrate and into the layer on the back side of the substrate to create the apertures, while simultaneously translating the substrate and/or the scanned pulsed laser beam axially relative to one another. Related apparatus and microlens array products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Bright View Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Gardner, John W. Wilson, Brian C. Cox, Reese A. Jernigan, David L. Reed