Stand, Foot Or Prop Patents (Class 248/688)
  • Patent number: 10478003
    Abstract: A system for mounting decorative objects, such as Christmas trees, is disclosed. The system can include a base and a plurality of inserts. The base can comprise a plurality of feet that have a retracted position for ready storage and a deployed position for supporting a tree. The base can further comprise a locking mechanism for locking the feet in the retracted position, the deployed position, or both. The base can further comprise an adapter for receiving one or more inserts. The inserts can comprise a consistent outer diameter, for insertion into the adapter, and a variety of inner diameters for use with a variety of tree diameters. The insert can be installed on the trunk of a tree and then installed into the adapter on the base simplifying the tree erection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 10484034
    Abstract: A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a hack surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the back surface of the case housing. A track is formed on a surface of the outer stand that the inner stand slides along. A locking portion such as a cavity or channel on the outer stand locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand. At least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the portion of the outer stand to flex such that the locking portion releases the inner and outer stand from the open position without damaging the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Poon, Tony Ray Plunk
  • Patent number: 10188233
    Abstract: An articulating stand for brooms and similarly handled implements, the stand includes first and second clipping portions. The first clipping portion and second clipping portion hold an elongated handle of the implement under tension sufficient to prevent the handle from sliding. The first clipping portion is angled relative to the second clipping portion, such that it releases the handle when the second clipping portion engages the handle and vice versa. A panel for engaging a standing surface on which the articulating stand and an implement rests is provided below the second clipping portion and includes a wide bottom edge with opposing ends, forming a tripod with the implement. The panel is in substantially linear arrangement with the second clip, such that the panel is adjacent the handle with the second clipping portion engaging the handle, and not adjacent the handle when the first clipping portion engages the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Solomon
  • Patent number: 10128888
    Abstract: A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a hack surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the back surface of the case housing. A track is formed on a surface of the outer stand that the inner stand slides along. A locking portion such as a cavity or channel on the outer stand locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand. At least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the portion of the outer stand to flex such that the locking portion releases the inner and outer stand from the open position without damaging the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Poon, Tony Ray Plunk
  • Patent number: 9999293
    Abstract: A temporary or permanent attachment device to a broom, mop, or other such cleaning device, or other stick/rod, which needs to be propped upright temporarily when not in use or permanently during storage. The attachment provides the ability for the stick to stand freely, independent of leaning against a wall, furniture, door or other to prevent the stick from falling to the ground or against other objects, or people or pets or anything else on its way down. The attachment collapses against the stick. It is basically a case, springs, tines and release levers which are releasably attached to the extended handle of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Katherine Joanne Weber
  • Patent number: 9986073
    Abstract: A standoff device for assisting in maintaining a handheld portable communications device a predetermined distance away from a user's head. Some embodiments use one or more rigid members stowable on the communication device and deployable there from to contact the user's head to establish and indicate a predetermined spaced-apart distance. Some embodiments incorporate panels of resilient materials or fabric for communications privacy. Some embodiments use an electronic range finder on the communications device to alarm when the device is held too close to the head. The standoff device may be attached to or built into the housing of the communications device or may be attached to or built into a case for the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Xander Arena
  • Patent number: 9838063
    Abstract: A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a back surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the back surface of the case housing. A track is formed on a surface of the outer stand that the inner stand slides along. A locking portion such as a cavity or channel on the outer stand locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand. At least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the portion of the outer stand to flex such that the locking portion releases the inner and outer stand from the open position without damaging the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Poon, Tony Ray Plunk
  • Patent number: 9767775
    Abstract: An instrument case with a built in stand is provided. The present invention includes an enclosure on a rear surface of the instrument case. The stand may include a deploy arm and a leg. The deploy arm includes a top end and a bottom end. The bottom end is pivotally secured within the enclosure bay. The leg is pivotally secured in between the top end and bottom end of the deploy arm. The leg includes slider pins slidably engaged with slots formed in the enclosure bay. The stand comprises a deployed position and a retracted position. The deployed position includes the deploy arm and the leg pivoted away from the enclosure bay and supporting the instrument case in an upright position of a surface. The retracted position includes the deploy arm and the leg pivoted towards the enclosure bay such that the instrument case is easy to transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Thomas Russo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9748999
    Abstract: A case for a tablet shaped device. The case comprises a body comprising a first face and a second face. The first face has a tablet shaped device receiving area. The body comprises a stylus holder for holding a stylus at the second face. The body comprises a collapsible stand attached to the body. The collapsible stand defines a space in which the stylus, when so held, is disposed when the collapsible stand is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: STM MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
    Inventors: Ethan Nyholm, Cambell Smyth
  • Patent number: 9747307
    Abstract: An immersive interactive system includes a platform with specialized panel(s) supporting placement of a static background scene and one or more displays; a play area proximal to the platform; an object recognizer to detect one or more items of interest on or near the play area; one or more sensors to detect one or more user activities on the platform; and a processor coupled to the one or more displays, wherein the processor correlates and serves video and optional audio to the one or more displays based on detected object activities and sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kier, Matthew Kier, David Kier
  • Patent number: 9620971
    Abstract: A battery charger is provided on which power conversion components for converting commercial power to direct current (DC) power are mounted. The power conversion components include a power breaker for switching input alternate current (AC) power on/off, a power conversion circuit for converting the input AC power to a predetermined AC power, a voltage conversion circuit for converting the predetermined AC power to a predetermined voltage, and a rectifier circuit for converting the AC power that has been converted to the predetermined voltage to DC power. The power conversion components are mounted on a core frame, and an outer housing is mounted to the core frame in a manner so as to cover the core frame. The power breaker, the power conversion circuit, the rectifier circuit, and the voltage conversion circuit are mounted in this order to the core frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Hamada, Tatsuharu Taima, Hideyuki Yanase, Yoshiaki Yano
  • Patent number: 9605792
    Abstract: A display monitor stand device and method of operating a monitor support are disclosed. A display monitor stand may include a first support, a second support rotatably attached to the first support, and a monitor affixing part to attach to a rear face of a display monitor. The monitor affixing part may be slidably attached to the first support. The first support may include a guide track to guide the monitor affixing part in a sliding motion along one or multiple directions in which the monitor affixing part extends. The display monitor stand may include a base support rotatably attached to the first support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Owen Richard, Jonathan D Bassett
  • Patent number: 9571149
    Abstract: A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a back surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the back surface of the case housing. A track is formed on a surface of the outer stand that the inner stand slides along. A locking portion such as a cavity or channel on the outer stand locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand. At least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the portion of the outer stand to flex such that the locking portion releases the inner and outer stand from the open position without damaging the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Poon, Tony Ray Plunk
  • Patent number: 9537524
    Abstract: A protective case is suitable for partially wrapping an electronic device. The protective case includes a casing, a kickstand and an elastic strip. The casing is suitable for partially wrapping the electronic device. The kickstand is connected to the casing. The elastic strip is located within the kickstand and elastically deforms to change a shape of the kickstand. When the casing leans against a plane, the shape of the kickstand is changed by the elastic deformation of the elastic strip so that the kickstand supports the casing in relative to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Sheng Chiang, Hung-Chuan Wen, Chun-Ta Huang, Chih-Sung Fang
  • Patent number: 9267638
    Abstract: A protective holder for the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch™, electronic books, electronic tablet computers and other portable devices having a frontal LCD, OLED, touch screen, or other display that employs a form-fitting backplate with corner frames for cradling the device while leaving the entire frontal aspect unobstructed is disclosed. The holder may include a series of contoured side grippers on each side of the backplate for clamping the device in place without obstructing the LCD screen (or access to it for cleaning or otherwise). The holder may include a fully-adjustable kickstand for upright hands-free viewing of the device at several landscape and portrait angles and the holder may also include a built-in moveable directional sound reflector and noise shield improves audio performance, and a detachable belt clip allows belt wearing. The holder has an extreme slimline folded profile to facilitate pocket insertion, minimize bulk and create an eye-catching aesthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ZERO CHROMA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, David Reeb
  • Patent number: 9152171
    Abstract: A multi-positionable computer comprises a user interface portion and a processing portion. The user interface portion includes a path along its back surface. The user interface portion can include a slot for receiving computer peripherals. The processing portion includes a connecting member for slidably coupling the processing portion to the user interface portion, and a rolling surface for contacting an external surface. The processing portion allows the user interface portion to be oriented in one of a plurality of positions along the path. In one orientation of the user interface portion, content is automatically displayed to align with the orientation of the user interface portion. In some embodiments, a virtual keyboard is displayed when the user interface portion is oriented in a predetermined position. The processing portion includes sides adjacent to the rolling surface. In some embodiments, ports and/or connections are accessible from at least one of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Wu, Chen-Pang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20150146373
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joe MT Deng, LIN JIAN-HUA, CHIEN CHUNG LIN, LIU TE-YU
  • Publication number: 20150130337
    Abstract: A dual-bracket roll stability device is disclosed that prevents a roll cab from tipping over when the drawers of the roll cab are in a fully-extended position. A first bracket can be coupled to a side of a roll cab and a second bracket can be coupled to a bottom of the roll cab. The brackets each include portions that extend outward to contact the ground when the roll cab begins to tip. These portions are coupled together to distribute the load along the bottom and side portions of the roll cab. Accordingly, when the drawers of the roll cab are fully extended, the stability device can maintain the roll cab's balance while remaining discrete and spatially compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David A Doerflinger, Todd M Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9016658
    Abstract: A holder for an electronic device includes a head with elastically flexible portions configured to removably receive the electronic device with a snap-fit interlock, a neck for supporting the head relative to a surface, and a ball and socket connector coupling the neck to the head, the ball and socket connector configured to allow adjustment of the yaw, the pitch, and the roll of the electronic device with respect to the neck when the electronic device is coupled to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Brandon Barnard, Karl Fritze
  • Publication number: 20150108324
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for electronic device includes a sliding bracket and a mounting bracket. The sliding bracket includes a first mounting portion, a rotating axle, and a limiting block. The mounting bracket includes a second mounting portion and a pivoting hole. The rotating axle of the sliding bracket is inserted in the pivoting hole of the mounting bracket. The rotating axle can be rotated relative to the mounting bracket from a closed state to an opened state. In the closed state, the sliding bracket is coplanar with the mounting bracket in the supporting apparatus, and the first mounting portion attracts the second mounting portion by a magnetic force. In the opened state, the sliding bracket is rotated on the mounting bracket, the limiting block resists against the mounting bracket to stop the sliding bracket rotating, and the sliding bracket is kept at a require angle on the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: YI-RU CHEN
  • Patent number: 8998165
    Abstract: A hold open rod may include: an outer tube and an inner tube; a locking mechanism configured to selectively lock the inner tube with the outer tube; a locking groove in an outer surface of the inner tube; a locking dog and an outer housing covering the locking dog and at least part of the locking mechanism, the outer housing defining a cavity to contain the locking dog when the locking dog is in the outer radial position and also having an angled inner wall configured to engage the locking dog to move the locking dog to the inner radial position when the outer housing is moved to a locking position. A method of actuating a locking rod may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Marathonnorco Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Wheeler, Julio Palma
  • Patent number: 8998164
    Abstract: An insulated foot pad for a tripod has an insulated block sandwiched between two plates. The plates are made of a material that is a poor conductor of heat. Tripod legs placed on the foot pads will not sink into the snow on sunny days nor into warm asphalt on hot days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sherman Marquardt, Gary Byers
  • Publication number: 20150092346
    Abstract: A support that is selectively adjustable to a plurality of configurations that enable a variety of viewing/user orientations of a mobile device. The mobile device includes a display, a back panel, a support positioned at the back panel, and adjustment members pivotally connected to respective outer ends of the support and mounted at the back panel to facilitate linear, reciprocating movement along an axis so as to change the relative orientation of the support relative to the back panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Dekock Ben, McEuen Shawn
  • Publication number: 20150069209
    Abstract: A foldable support device for a stand lamp includes a lower support member and an upper support member, each including a front support component and a rear support component parallel to and arranged behind the front support component. Each of the front and rear support components includes a bottom support rod having an upper end, and a top support rod having a lower end pivoted to the upper end of the bottom support rod such that the top support rod is foldable downwardly toward one of left and right sides of the bottom support rod and upwardly away from the bottom support rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: HABITEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8960634
    Abstract: Cases or holders for cell phones, personal digital assistants, portable video/music players, electronic books, electronic tablets and other handheld and/or free-standing display devices, as well as the devices themselves are disclosed. In different embodiments, a versatile protective holder that can allow placement on any surface for hands-free viewing, with full adjustment of viewing angle in landscape and/or portrait orientations; directional sound reflecting and baffling; easier cleaning and viewing of the device's screen; easier grasping by the user; wearing of the device using a belt clip or arm or waist band; as well as attachment to an automobile, bicycle, or other vehicle are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zero Chroma, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, David Reeb
  • Patent number: 8960187
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to concentrating sunlight. In some implementations, a concentrator includes a plurality of reflector support structures and a plurality of reflector segments associated with each reflector support structure. Each reflector support structure formed to include a curved surface that receives an associated reflector segment and a bottom portion that distributes the weight of the reflector segment along a surface area. Each reflector segment includes a reflecting surface adjacent a flexible element such that the reflecting surface reflects incident sunlight light. In some examples, the reflector support structures may comprise a light weight material such as a polyurethane and/or the reflecting surface may be 5 mils or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Stellar Generation, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome Lee Elkind
  • Publication number: 20150048237
    Abstract: A stand assembly for holding handheld electronic devices in a multitude of positions or locations having a first section with a curved end magnetically attached to second section having and indented surface. The first section also attaches to a surface, the second section either is contiguous with a portable electronic device, a carrying case, or other item; or has a means to attach to another surface. A high-friction elastomeric material, or similar friction producing material, helps to secure the first and second sections together, or the second section against another flat magnetic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Vogel, Paul Turner
  • Publication number: 20150041622
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism for a computer or similar device cooperates with a case to hold the computer or similar device in a desired position. The rotating mechanism has a cradle to receive the computer or similar device and a mounting disk to attach to the case. The cradle has an aperture to cooperate with the mounting disk to secure the computer or similar device to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Iordanka Koleva Mulhern, Sarahut Sirichai
  • Publication number: 20150028185
    Abstract: Novel stands for tablet computers and other electronic devices. A stand for a tablet may comprise a body having one or more attachment mechanisms at one location and a crossbar at a second location. The crossbar may comprise a portion of a first material disposed to magnetically interact with a portion of a second material that is provided by the tablet. The magnetic interaction may cause the crossbar to serve as one or more detents that movably affixes the stand in a desired position relative to the tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Mack, James Yurchenco, Matthew Robert Adams, Andrew Switky, Adam Vollmer, Michael Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150028184
    Abstract: A utensil holder has an enclosure having a hollow interior. An insertion point is formed in the enclosure for inserting a utensil into the hollow interior of the enclosure. An indentation is formed on a back surface of the enclosure for supporting the utensil when the utensil holder is positioned on a front surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: DeAndre MOORE
  • Publication number: 20150022961
    Abstract: A support component for an apparatus is described. In at least some implementations, a support component is attached to an apparatus (e.g., a computing device) via a hinge mechanism. The support component can serve as a “kickstand” that can be positioned via the hinge mechanism to support the apparatus in a variety of orientations relative to an adjacent surface. In at least some embodiments, a support component includes hinge mounts via which the support component is attached to hinges of an associated apparatus. The support component and associated hinge mounts, for instance, can be manufactured separately and/or via different manufacturing processes, and attached during a production process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Brett Andrew Tomky, Timothy Jerome Coomes
  • Publication number: 20150021457
    Abstract: An angle adjusting apparatus for adjusting a supporting angle of an electronic device includes an inputting member defining a sliding slot, a sliding member slidably received in the sliding slot, a hinge rotatably connected to the sliding member, and a supporting arm rotatably connected to the hinge. When the supporting arm moves the sliding member relative to the inputting member via the hinge, the sliding member partially slides out of the sliding slot. The supporting arm is rotated around the hinge to support the electronic device. The electronic device is supported at different angles by the supporting arm according to different positions of the sliding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PO-CHUN LIU
  • Patent number: 8936229
    Abstract: A housing assembly for an electronic device is provided. The housing assembly includes a protective shell and a support leg. The protective shell defines an opening, a flat panel, a baffle, and a protrusion formed on the baffle and opposing the protective shell. Both the baffle and the flat panel are deformable. The support leg is rotatable relative to the protective shell in an opening between a folded position where the support leg is parallel with and attached to the protective shell, the slanted lower surface is attached to the protrusion; and a deployed position where the support leg is inclined relative to the protective shell, and the slanted lower surface is attached to the protective shell and the flat upper surface is opposite to the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 8922441
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that, if a reinforcing plate of a housing is used as an antenna in a receiver, a desired antenna gain is less likely to be obtained and therefore an antenna gain is degraded, a receiver for receiving information transmitted by a radio wave includes an output portion configured to output information which is receivable by a viewer or another receiver; a stand portion contacting the output portion and configured to hold the output portion on an installation surface at an angle suitable for receiving the information or viewing an image; a reinforcing portion contacting the output portion and the stand portion at points other than a contact point between the output portion and the stand portion and configured to reinforce the output portion and the stand portion so that the angle is maintained; and an antenna portion arranged in a space ensured by at least the reinforcing portion and configured to receive the radio wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Suzuki, Kenya Nagano
  • Publication number: 20140361143
    Abstract: An archery bow support device is provided having a trigger handle attachable to the top of a ground support. A threaded cylinder is attached to the trigger handle. A first end of a threaded bar adaptor is attached to the threaded cylinder and a second end of the threaded bar adaptor is attached to the archery bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew May
  • Patent number: 8902575
    Abstract: An exemplary support assembly is provided for supporting an electronic device on a supporting surface. The support assembly includes a shell receiving the electronic device, and a back-support. The shell defines an elongated sliding rail. The back-support includes a prop stand, and a prop seat slidable in the sliding rail. One side of the prop stand is rotatably engaged in the prop seat and serves as a spindle. The other sides of the prop stand are thus movable between a folded position substantially coplanar with the prop seat and a supporting position angled relative to the prop seat. When the other sides of the prop stand are in the supporting position, a tilt angle of the electronic device on the supporting surface is adjustable by sliding the prop seat in the sliding rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cong-Bing Zhou, Chia-Te Yu, Lin-Lin Pan, Quan-Chang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140347814
    Abstract: Mechanisms for the integration of the form and function of a drafting and note-taking tablet, a laptop computer, and a desktop computer with added enhancements for drop protection, portability, functionality, and ergonomics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph A. Zaloom
  • Publication number: 20140346316
    Abstract: A body support device adaptable to support the weight of a user is presented. The body support device comprises a padded support member having a front surface and a rear surface. A plurality of connecting rods is attached with the padded support member. The padded support member is fastened to an upper torso area of the user utilizing a plurality of padded securing straps and may be contoured to fit the anatomy of the user. An elongated extendable member is pivotally connected to the front surface. The elongated extendable member is adaptable to orient in a plurality of directions thereby enabling the user to position in a plurality of different postures. A height adjustable foot member connected to the elongated extendable member telescopically moves along the length of the elongated extendable member to position the user in the plurality of postures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Beau Matthew Sitzmann
  • Publication number: 20140340862
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, an installing assembly, a support, and a connecting assembly. The main body includes a shell and a display screen installed in the shell. The installing assembly is connected to a side of the shell opposite to the display screen. The connecting assembly is rotatably connected between the installing assembly and the support. The support includes a connecting pole and two opposite extending poles perpendicularly extending out from two opposite ends of the connecting pole. The connecting pole and the extending poles cooperatively bound a receiving space. The connecting assembly can be rotated to be received in the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: CHUN-YONG XU, HE-TAO HAN, LIU-SHA DENG, CHANG-SHENG ZHOU, GUANG-TIAN WAN, YONG-GAO LIAO, JUN-HUA TAN, SONG DENG, YI-SHENG LIN, WEN-KANG LO, YI-TING HSIEH, GUANG-YAO LEE
  • Patent number: 8882063
    Abstract: A snowmobile maintenance device including a pair of stands to secure the rear and middle portion of a snowmobile allowing a snowmobile to be tipped onto its edge for repair. The device includes a first stand and second stand. The first stand securely attaches to the snowmobile bumper and extends a length perpendicular to the length of the snowmobile. A second stand is attached to the steering post of the snowmobile parallel to and oriented to the first stand. The stands are adjustable in length and include a base allowing the snowmobile to be easily tipped onto its side and supported by the stands and its existing skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brady Dyrdahl
  • Publication number: 20140326852
    Abstract: Holders for electronic devices and systems, methods, and methods of making thereof. Electronic device holders include a base and a support rotatably coupled to the base. The support includes a base, a coupler, and a stand and is rotatable to a plurality of different or same orientations. The stand is rotatable outwardly and inwardly from and two fully retracted and fully extended positions and positions therebetween. In one or more extended positions, the stand can be supported by a support surface or a support device or apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Le Gette, David Reeb
  • Patent number: 8864099
    Abstract: A plate carrier for mounting at the upper end of the upper element of the central pole of a “plate hoist” device or the like comprises at least one longitudinal central body having two substantially rectangular plates separated by three longitudinal walls forming at least two central sheaths. Each central sheath accommodates a generally T-shaped transverse arm which includes a longitudinal median branch slidably mounted in a sheath and a transverse tubular part welded to the free end of the median branch. The transverse tubular part extends substantially in the plane of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MBH Developpement
    Inventor: Marc Bottazzi
  • Patent number: 8864098
    Abstract: A plate carrier for mounting at the upper end of the upper element of a central pole of a plate hoist device includes at least one longitudinal central body formed by two substantially rectangular plates separated by three longitudinal walls forming two central sheaths and two peripheral grooves. Each central sheath accommodates a generally T-shaped transverse arm which includes a longitudinal median branch slidably mounted in a sheath and a transverse tubular part welded to a free end of the median branch. The transverse tubular part extending substantially in a plane of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: m.b.H Developpement
    Inventor: Marc Bottazzi
  • Publication number: 20140299740
    Abstract: An electronic device support includes a main body. A groove extends on the main body and allows an electronic device to insert. A support frame is pivotally mounted to the main body. The support frame is capable of rising and holding the electronic device on an elevation angle. A positioning mechanism includes two first magnetic members embedded in the support frame. The first magnetic members are capable of magnetically restraining the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hsueh-Chih Peng, Tsun-Chih Yang
  • Publication number: 20140291477
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus includes a protective enclosure configured to receive a monitor, a stand secured to the protective enclosure, and a latching structure rotatably secured to the stand. The stand is rotatable relative to the protective enclosure between a first position and a second position. When the stand is in the first position, the latching structure is engaged with the protective enclosure, and the stand is received in the protective enclosure. When the stand is in the second position, the latching structure is disengaged from the protective enclosure, and the stand supports the protective enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FU-KUO HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140293534
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for rotatable component attachment is described. In at least some implementations, the hinge mechanism enables a support component to be adjustably attached to an apparatus, such as a computing device. For example, the hinge mechanism can be employed to rotatably attach a kickstand to a mobile computing device. The kickstand can be rotated via the hinge mechanism to various positions to provide support for different orientations of the computing device. For example, the kickstand can be positioned to support the computing device in a typing orientation such that input can be provided via an associated input device. As another example, the kickstand can be positioned to enable viewing and/or interaction with the computing device, such as in a portrait viewing orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20140263939
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a compact and pocketable camera support that attaches to an outer separate case or directly to the camera, tablet or phone body. This system uses one or more legs and/or other support features that fold away from the base of the invention and support the device whether it is a camera, phone or laptop/tablet computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Rinner
  • Publication number: 20140263940
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for holding a portable electronic device includes a main body, a supporting member, and a supporting assembly. The main body is configured for receiving the portable electronic device and defining a number of guiding slots and a central hole communicating with the number of guiding slots. The supporting member is receivable in the central hole. The supporting assembly is rotatably connected to the supporting member and slidably receivable in the number of guiding slots. When the supporting member is pulled out of the central hole by an external force, the supporting assembly slides in the number of guiding slots and is positioned at a predetermined position of the number of guiding slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai-Qiang Wang, Yao Wang, Yi-Lung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140191106
    Abstract: An electronic device holder has a movable stand and is configured to be removably connected to one or more different mounting apparatuses that are connected to corresponding objects or directly to a plurality of different objects to support the electronic device holder and thus an electronic device held or supported by the electronic device holder. The movable stand has one or more elastic or stretchable strips that can be stretched or expanded to hold or support the electronic device holder and thus the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ZERO CHROMA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. LE GETTE, David REEB
  • Patent number: 8770539
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding an electronic device, such as a smartphone or GPS device, is configured to secure the device within and without an automobile. The apparatus includes a handle grip assembly and a detachable clamp assembly. The clamp assembly may be configured with removable vent connectors to facilitate attachment of the clamp assembly to a standard air conditioning vent of the automobile. With the vent connectors removed, the clamp assembly may be coupled to a grip backing plate to form a tripod structure. A pair of legs swivel in and out of cradles formed in a handle assembly where an ergonomic handle serves as the third leg of the tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu