Miscellaneous Patents (Class 248/694)
  • Patent number: 10931879
    Abstract: A device (1) for adjusting a camera angle has a stationary holder (2), a rotary plate (3) mounted pivotably in the holder (2) and an adjusting mechanism (4) for adjusting the position of the rotary plate (3) relative to the holder (2). A camera (8) can be arranged on the rotary plate (3). The adjusting mechanism (4) has an axially fixed adjusting screw (14) and a bushing (15). Rotation of the adjusting screw (14) causes the bushing (15) to carry out a relative movement with respect to the adjusting screw (14). The bushing (15) has a projection (24) that engages in a guide slot (29). The rotary plate (3) moves with respect to the holder (2) as the projection (24) along the guide slot (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Adrian Huschka
  • Patent number: 10856431
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for carrying an electronics housing includes: a base; a carrier element that locks to the base; a slot on which the electronics housing is put; and a locking element that is adjustably arranged on the carrier element, locks the base to the carrier element when in a locked position, and is blocked in the locked position when an electronics housing is put onto the slot such that the locking element cannot be moved out of the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Kettern, Dieter Holste
  • Patent number: 10836461
    Abstract: A portable transducer mount suitable for mounting a transducer on a vessel may include a mount shaft configured for mounting on the vessel. A main shaft may be extendable through the mount shaft. The main shaft may have a shaft leg. A shaft spring may connect the shaft leg to the main shaft. A leaf spring assembly may include at least one elongated, flexible leaf spring carried by the main shaft and the shaft leg of the mount shaft and spanning the shaft spring. A transducer foot assembly may be carried by the shaft leg of the main shaft. The transducer foot assembly may include a base foot plate extending from the shaft leg of the main shaft. A transducer cable conduit may extend between the base foot plate and the shaft leg of the main shaft. A conduit bore may extend through the transducer cable conduit for passage of a transducer cable from the shaft leg through the transducer foot assembly to the transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10712436
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a sensor holder adapted to float with a bobbing action when partially submerged in a liquid, while maintaining an air pocket within a first open holder end above the liquid, and removably retaining an electronic sensor in a liquid tight compartment disposed within a second holder end submerged in the liquid. In an illustrative example, the holder may be a substantially conical funnel. The open holder end may be, for example, open to the atmosphere, permitting wireless connection with the electronic sensor. In some examples, the holder may slidably retain a float rod adapted to allow the liquid to freely and vertically displace the holder as the liquid level varies. Various examples may advantageously provide automatic adjustment of the holder position to preserve a wireless connection with a retained electronic fishing sensor, maintaining the air pocket above the sensor as the liquid level varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Lebedev, Nina Ethel Kaseburg
  • Patent number: 10646751
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame and an access member. The frame is configured to be mounted to a structural support, and defines a first volume configured to receive at least a portion of a first insert, and a second volume configured to receive at least a portion of a second insert. The frame is configured such that when the first insert is within the first volume and the second insert is within the second volume a first engagement surface of the first insert is facing a second engagement surface of the second insert. The frame includes a first tapered surface that engages a tapered surface of the first insert to limit movement of the first insert along a lateral axis nonparallel to the longitudinal axis. The access member is configured to be coupled to the frame covering a portion of the first volume to limit movement of the first insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Native Heights Climbing Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Hilton A. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10340668
    Abstract: A stackable module has a housing provided to receive an electric/electronic component, and a clamping device for attachment to a support rail, wherein the clamping device has two latching/gripping hooks, which are displaceable in mutually opposite directions between an open position and a fastening position, and a force deflection mechanism for adjusting the latching/gripping hooks between the open position and the fastening position, said mechanism being actuable by means of an actuating element and able to be subjected to an actuating force from an outer side. In this case, the latching/gripping hooks bound a free opening distance which, for release fastening to the support rail, is greater in the open position and smaller in the fastening position than a provided support rail extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: H & B ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Achim Siehler, Jan Bayerbach, Jochen Heimsch
  • Patent number: 10228734
    Abstract: A removable hard disk carrier includes an L-shaped support, a flexible support, and a side support. The flexible support is fixedly connected to an end portion of the L-shaped support. The side support is fixedly connected to an end portion of the flexible support and is detachably engaged with another end portion of the L-shaped support. Therein, after the side support is detachably engaged with the L-shaped support, the L-shaped support, the flexible support, and the side support form an accommodating space therebetween and can fix a hard disk in the accommodating space. When the side support and the L-shaped support are not engaged, the side support can move away from the L-shaped support due to the resilient deformation of the flexible support, so that the hard disk can be detached from the removable hard disk carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corp., Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Han-Chih Hsieh, Hsueh-Chan Li, Chih-Lung Liao, Chao-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 10045101
    Abstract: A ground insert sound includes a stake, a support rod mounted on the stake, and a sounding assembly mounted on the support rod. The sounding assembly includes a base mounted on the support rod, a sound guide unit mounted on the base, a speaker module mounted on the sound guide unit, an outer shell mounted on and located outside of the speaker module, a circuit board mounted in the base, and a battery mounted in the base. The circuit board is connected electrically with the speaker module by conducting wires. The battery is connected electrically with the circuit board by conducting wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DONG GUAN JIA SHENG LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. CHINA
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10005611
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device includes a top member, a bottom member, and two gaskets. The bottom member has a back wall and side walls that define a cavity and include a tapered channel. The top member has clasping members that extend from the top member to engage the tapered channel to removably attach the top member to the bottom member. The top member has an opening that frames the display of the installed electronic device. A first gasket is proximate the perimeter of the top member to form a first seal between the top member and the bottom member when the top member is attached to the bottom member. A second gasket is proximate the opening of the top member to form a second seal between the top member and the front surface of the electronic device when the top member is attached to the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TreeFrog Developments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Rayner
  • Patent number: 9909337
    Abstract: An improved fencing system can include an improved fence posts. Such fence posts can include features for accommodating different types of fasteners for attachment to fence components, such as fence rails. Additionally, some fence posts, such as gateposts, can be formed with one or more pieces of other fenceposts in a fencing system. Some such improved fence posts can include concrete locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Master-Halco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Moreno, Jerry Short, Tim O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9733047
    Abstract: Methods and systems for aligning a point of aim with a point of impact for a projectile device are disclosed. Using a superposition device coupled to the projectile device, at least one optical reference point is superposed within a first target area. The point of impact is created on a second target area using a projectile expelled from the projectile device towards the second target area. The point of aim for the projectile device is aligned with the point of impact while the position of the at least one optical reference point is maintained. Parallax is eliminated (or minimized) by aligning a primary and a secondary sight alignment indicator with each other and with a common optical axis extending through a scope configured to be coupled with the projectile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Umarex USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Hancosky
  • Patent number: 9563239
    Abstract: Examples of computing devices and assemblies for mounting computer components to an enclosure or other structure of the computing device are described. In some examples, the mounting assembly may include a compliant member having a plurality of corner portions configured to engage the corners of the component. The mounting assembly may also include a bracket configured to enclose at least a portion of the compliant member. The mounting bracket may be configured to mount the component at an angle relative to the enclosure or other structure, and may include one or more features adapted for improved cooling of the component mounted therein. The compliant member may include a plurality of ribs or other retaining elements for maintaining the component in a spaced apart position relative to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Pham Nguyen, Laura M. DeForest, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Vincent Jayanathan, Kevin Scott Fetterman, James M. Cuseo, Joshua Ryan Funamara
  • Patent number: 9482898
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel; a light source device; a light source device accommodating member having a flat light source disposition portion, and a frame portion located in a periphery of the light source disposition portion to enclose the light source device; a frame-shaped member having an edge portion including a first part which overlays a non-display region and a second part located outside the non-display region, and an outer periphery part enclosing a side surface of a first substrate, a side surface of a second substrate, and the frame portion of the light source device accommodating member; and a spacer disposed between the frame portion and the outer periphery part, the light source device accommodating member, the frame-shaped member, and the spacer being fixed by a fixing member which penetrates the frame portion, the spacer, and the outer periphery part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoyasu Kageyama
  • Patent number: 9438161
    Abstract: A device for attaching a junction box to a photovoltaic. The photovoltaic panel has a photovoltaic side and a non-photovoltaic side. The device includes a bracket with a first side attachable to the junction box and a second side attachable to the non-photovoltaic surface of the photovoltaic panel. A central fastener is attachable at one end to the bracket and a plate is adapted for connecting to the other end of the central fastener and for mounting on the photovoltaic side of the photovoltaic panel. One or more rotatable spacers, connectible to the central fastener, may be located on the non-photovoltaic side of the photovoltaic panel. One or more fixed spacers may be located on the non-photovoltaic side connectible to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Shmukler, Lior Handelsman, Nir Armoni
  • Patent number: 9151643
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a measuring apparatus including a platform, a measuring head movably arranged on the platform, pneumatic balls supporting the platform, an inflator, and a controlling device controlling the inflator to inflate the pneumatic balls while the measuring head is moving towards a next measuring point from a current measuring point. The controlling device controls the inflator to inflate the pneumatic balls with the required air inflation amount within the required time evenly during the movement of the measuring head, therefore, the vibration of the platform during the movement of the measuring head and the inflation of the pneumatic ball can be reduced, which can keep the platform horizontal quickly after the measuring head stops moving, reduce the measurement errors of the measuring head, further improve the productivity of the liquid crystal panel. The present disclosure further provides a controlling method of the above measuring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-da Cheng, Chinlung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150122964
    Abstract: Provided is a medium-supporting device that is lightweight and can be formed at a low cost and with high precision even when a medium-supporting surface has a large area, and a medium-processing apparatus equipped with the medium-supporting device. As a solution, a medium-supporting device (10) according to the present invention includes multiple tubular members (25) arranged in parallel at a given interval such that openings (25a) thereof are directed in the same direction, and a first plate-like member (11) joined to the tubular members (25) so as to block the openings (25a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ichirou Sunohara
  • Patent number: 8967570
    Abstract: A mount assembly includes a main body, a bayonet, and a block. The bayonet is movable relative the main body to insert a portion of the bayonet into an internal cavity of the main body. The block is disposed within the internal cavity and is movable relative to the main body from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the bayonet is captured and held between the block and an inner wall of the internal cavity. In the second position, the block allows the bayonet to be removed from the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Russell P. Parrish, Thomas M. Barry
  • Patent number: 8888066
    Abstract: An adjustable holder of a hydraulic brake device for a bicycle which is assembled on a steering tube and is located between a stem and a head part includes a holder, a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member. The holder has a fixing portion and a fastening portion defined at two ends thereof respectively. A hydraulic brake device is assembled to a bottom of the holder. The fastening portion has a fastening hole opened therethrough. The fastening hole sleeves onto the steering tube. One end of the first adjusting member and one end the second adjusting member are abutted against two ends of the fastening hole respectively. Therefore, an angle between the holder and the steering tube is adjustable, which corresponds to an elevation angle of the stein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ashima Ltd.
    Inventor: Wayne-Ian Moore
  • Patent number: 8882076
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rotating articles stored on a pallet without rotating the entire pallet. The turntable of the present invention is located on the pallet or integrated into the top surface of the pallet. By rotating the pallet within the rack, the articles thereon may be loaded and unloaded from a position directly in front of the picker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Scelfo
  • Patent number: 8794582
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube film supporting structure is provided. The carbon nanotube film supporting structure is used for supporting a carbon nanotube film structure. The carbon nanotube film supporting structure includes a body and a number of voids. The body has a surface defining a support region. The voids are defined in the support region. A void ratio of the support region is greater than or equal to 80%. The present disclosure also provides a method for using the carbon nanotube film supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Yu-Quan Wang, Liang Liu, Li Qian
  • Patent number: 8746640
    Abstract: A hook having a fastener receiver with an axis of radial symmetry and two opposing edges defining a linear axis, where a support extends from the first edge and is angled away by a first angle from a midline plane defined by the linear axis and the axis of radial symmetry and a retainer extends from the second edge and is angled away from the midline plane by a second angle, preferably equal to the first angle and oppositely directed. The hanger hook is preferably of one piece construction but a two-piece interlocking version may also be made. Direct access to the fastener receiver is provided for tools and fasteners. The hanger hook retains equipment against 9 G horizontal accelerations and 3 G vertical accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Simon Broadley, Brian VanderPloeg
  • Publication number: 20140139778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a middle frame and liquid crystal display device. The middle frame includes a first support part and a second support part, the second support part being disposed perpendicularly to a top surface of the first support part, wherein the first support part further including a bottom surface, disposed oppositely to the top surface, wherein the bottom surface comprising a slant part, extending slantly from the bottom surface towards the top surface. During assembling the liquid crystal display device, the first support part slants, leading to the slanting of the second support part to press firmly against optical film. As such, the light leak problem in the liquid crystal display device is improved and the display quality if also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Lifeng Wang, Yuchun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8724299
    Abstract: An external component attachable to a portable electronic device includes a curved surface attachable to a convex surface of the portable electronic device and attaching portions formed at both ends of the curved surface and fixable to the portable electronic device. The curved surface curves such that the width between the attaching portions is narrower than the width between fixing portions of the portable electronic device to which the attaching portions are fixable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Manabu Hongo, Tatsuhito Araki, Hiroaki Sakashita, Hiroaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8693182
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism for storage device includes a frame, and a detent component. One sidewall of the frame has a latch member. The detent component is movably disposed on the sidewall of the frame, and has a pressing component and an operating component. The operating component is disposed with at least one stop block. When the operating component is moved relative to the frame to a press position, the pressing component pushes the latch member to engage with the storage device, the stop block is embedded in the frame, and the detent component is held in the press position. Accordingly, the storage device may be fixed to the frame rapidly without using any screw, the operating procedure is dramatically simplified, and the space occupied by the fixing mechanism and the manufacturing cost are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronic (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Hsiu Kuo, Chih-Li Liu, Yung-Lung Liu, Chuan-Chieh Tseng
  • Patent number: 8651442
    Abstract: First fitting portions (9a and 9b) and second fitting portions (9c and 9d) are arranged in a hook shape on the bottom (3a) of a housing to face each other. The first fitting portions are fittingly engaged to one rail edge (2a) of a rail (2) in the width direction and the second fitting portions are fittingly engaged to the other rail edge (2b) of the rail. A linear spring (10) bent in a mountain shape is disposed on the bottom of the housing. The linear spring elastically deforms to reduce the inclination angle of the mountain by contacting the end surface of the one rail edge engaged to the first fitting portions. The urging force of the linear spring urges the rail such that the other rail edge is pressed by the second fitting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouetsu Takaya, Koji Okubo, Yasuhiro Naka, Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8638563
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a case, an inner body and a pivotable arm pivotally connected on the inner body by a pivot. The case defines an opening at a first lateral side thereof and a latching hole at a second lateral side thereof adjacent to the opening. The inner body is inserted in the case through the opening. The pivotable arm includes a frame engaged in the latching hole of the case, a latching member pivotally connected to the frame by the pivot, and a resilient member. The latching member includes an inner end and an outer end at opposite sides of the pivot. The outer end of the latching member is engaged in the latching hole. The resilient member abuts against the inner end of the latching member such that the inner end of the latching member biases the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8634185
    Abstract: A data storage device assembly includes a drive bracket. The drive bracket includes a first side plate and a second side plate which faces to the first side plate. Each of the first side plate and the second side plate defines a slide way which is adapted to receive a data storage device assembly sliding therein. The first piece and a second piece is secured together on the first side plate. The second piece includes a pair of first bent pieces and a pair of second bent pieces connected to edges of the second piece. The pair of first bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of second bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of first bent pieces is secured to the pair of second bent pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui-Fang Yang, Zhi-Ping Wu, Ting-Ting He
  • Patent number: 8625277
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a fixing device and a fan. The fixing device includes a fixing rack and a latching rack. The fixing rack includes a first latching arm and two opposite supporting arms protruding from two ends of the first latching arm. The latching rack includes a second latching arm and two opposite adjusting arms protruding from two ends of the second latching arm. The adjusting arms can be adjustably fixed to the supporting arms at different positions to adjust a distance between the first latching arms and the second latching arm to releasably fix the fan between the first latching arm and the second latching arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xian-Xiu Tang
  • Patent number: 8590922
    Abstract: A ramp bracket for a curtain airbag is constructed so that an open space between a front and a rear is divided into two portions, that is, an upper chamber and a lower chamber by a partition, and the front and the rear are separated from each other at an area defining the lower chamber. Such a ramp bracket allows the airbag to be smoothly deployed between a head liner and a pillar trim, and minimizes the injury to a passenger who collides with the ramp bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp., Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Eung Seo Kim, Byung Ho Min
  • Patent number: 8567736
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a mounting tray accommodated in the chassis, and a securing member. The chassis includes a bottom plate and a rear plate connected to the bottom plate. The mounting tray is secured to the rear plate. The securing member is located between the bottom plate and the mounting tray. A through hole is defined in the securing member. The mounting tray is attached to a flange of a securing plate, and the through hole receives an insertion portion of the securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20130264725
    Abstract: An improved wet scrubber tray provides increased resistance to vibration-induced cracking. The self-supporting tray eliminates wastage of raw material, and additional internal stiffeners added to the tray make multiple intermediate stiffeners. The connection of the intermediate stiffeners to the perforated bottom plate is changed to eliminate the shop weld in the bottom plate. The holes in the perforated bottom plate are moved away from the boundaries of the tray to reduce their influence on boundary conditions. Trays are held down by plate material that is attached to the support grid, but not to the trays. Three field welds are applied to the sides of each tray to hold the trays in place relative to each other and are strategically placed to allow adjacent side stiffeners to act together as a composite section. Elastomeric material is used at the tray-to-grid attachments increases the damping of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald B. JOHNSON, Ronald DUREIKO, David PETERSON, J. Jeffrey KIDWELL
  • Publication number: 20130161480
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Xander Arena
  • Publication number: 20130117937
    Abstract: One example embodiment includes a system for inclining a surface. The system includes a support. The support includes a first end and a second end, where the second end is higher than the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Beaton
  • Patent number: 8434963
    Abstract: A connector for rigidly engaging elongate structural members in a display structure includes a beam connection portion defined on a body and having a cavity. A semi-cylindrical guide surface of the cavity is adjacent to an opening. The opening has an elliptical shape in which the difference between a major and a minor axis is an offset distance. An eccentric fastener is rotatably disposed in the cavity and includes a head portion that protrudes from the opening and engages a hole of the elongate structural member, and a cam portion that is eccentrically disposed relative to the head portion and configured to engage the semi-cylindrical surface when the eccentric fastener is rotated relative to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Orbus/P3
    Inventors: Dean Alkas, Michael Carrow
  • Patent number: 8413945
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting tray configured for securing an expansion card, a first securing member, a second securing member, a first rotating member and a second rotating member. The first securing member is attached to a first edge of the mounting tray, and a first stopper portion is disposed on the first securing member. The second securing member is attached to a second opposite edge of the mounting tray, and a second stopper portion is disposed on the second securing member. The first and second rotating members are rotatably secured to the mounting tray. A first and second hooks respectively extend from the first and second rotating members. The first hook is engaged with the first stopper portion, and the second hook engaged with the second stopper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Da-Long Sun, Sheng-He Li
  • Patent number: 8408512
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a mirror on a knife. The knife has a blade, a blade tip, and a handle. The mount has a base that is configured to engage a mirror, and a housing that is coupled with the base. The housing defines a cavity that is configured for receiving at least a portion of the knife blade such that the blade tip is substantially enclosed by the housing when the blade is positioned in the cavity. Preferably, the housing encloses approximately between 1 to 5 inches of the knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Olive Tree Financial Group, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory Russell Schultz
  • Patent number: 8385076
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a case, an inner body and a pivotable arm pivotally connected on the inner body by a pivot. The case defines an opening at a first lateral side thereof and a latching hole at a second lateral side thereof adjacent to the opening. The inner body is inserted in the case through the opening. The pivotable arm includes a frame engaged in the latching hole of the case, a latching member pivotally connected to the frame by the pivot, and a resilient member. The latching member includes an inner end and an outer end at opposite sides of the pivot. The outer end of the latching member is engaged in the latching hole. The resilient member abuts against the inner end of the latching member such that the inner end of the latching member biases the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8302924
    Abstract: A drive mount includes a first mounting frame and a second mounting frame. The first mounting frame includes a bottom plate which defines a first slot and a second slot therein. The first slot and the second slot intersect and angle from each other. An entrance port is formed between the first slot and the second slot. The second mounting frame includes a top plate with a connecting tube protruding towards the first mounting frame. A free end of the connecting tube expands outwardly to form a locking portion. The connecting tube and the locking portion of the second mounting frame are received in the entrance port, and the connecting tube can selectively slip along the first slot or the second slot, with the locking portion engaging edges of the first slot or the second slot to connect the first and second mounting frames together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Zhu Chen, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 8286932
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a frame to receive a storage device and a cushion fixed to a rear end of the frame. A number of protrusions extend from an outer side of the cushion away from the frame, to protect the storage device and the frame from vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Xin-Hu Gong, Gao-Liang Xia
  • Publication number: 20120256074
    Abstract: Reinforced section piece comprising a metal section piece and a reinforcing spacer piece, said section piece having a generally U-shaped cross-section with a base portion, said section piece comprising side wings extending perpendicularly on each side from the transverse ends of the base portion, with inner surfaces facing each other at an inside distance, the reinforcing spacer piece comprising a body having a width that is slightly less than the inner distance, and being configured to prevent the lessening of the distance between the two side wings, the reinforcing spacer piece additionally comprising protuberances projecting outwards from the body in the transverse direction, facing the curved surfaces of the male section piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
    Inventor: Gérald Garotte
  • Patent number: 8276849
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a bracket configured to hold a pressure transducer comprises a body, a face plate, and one or more pressure fitting connectors. The body has a rear portion and a front portion that meet to form an angle less than 180 degrees. The face plate is coupled to the front portion of the body, and has a surface defining a plate aperture configured for a cable to pass through. The pressure fitting connectors are coupled to the rear portion of the body. Each pressure fitting connector is configured to receive a pressure hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jayson K. Bopp, Martin G. Fix, Philip I. Heidenreich
  • Patent number: 8254107
    Abstract: A disk drive mounting apparatus, for a computer case comprising a base plate and a side plate formed at one side of the base plate, includes a supporting bracket and a mounting frame. The side plate defines an L-shaped guiding slot therein. The supporting bracket defines a hooking hole therein. The mounting frame is configured for mounting a disk drive therein. The mounting frame is provided with a guiding post at one side thereof and an L-shaped hook at an opposite side thereof. The guiding post is slidable along and engagable in the guiding slot, and the hook is slidable along the hooking hole and engagable in the supporting bracket in the hooking hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8240627
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus in an electronic device includes a bracket, a disk drive, a pair of latch members and a securing member. The bracket includes two side panels. The disk drive is received between the two side panels. The pair of latch members is capable of locking the disk drive in the bracket. Each latch member is rotatably attached to each side panel. The latch member includes a locking portion capable of locking the disk drive in the bracket. The securing member connects with the latch members. The securing member will drive the other latch member when either one is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Da-Long Sun, Hai-Tao Gong
  • Patent number: 8203835
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism for a storage device includes a bracket for receiving the storage device therein, and a pressing member. The bracket includes a sidewall defining at least one opening, and a bottom wall defining at least one guiding member for guiding and supporting a bottom surface of the storage device. A supporting member is located below the opening to resist the bottom surface of the storage device. The pressing member attached to the sidewall of the bracket for sandwiching the storage device between a bottom surface of the pressing member and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Wen Yeh, Zhi-Jian Peng, Chen-Liang Geng
  • Patent number: 8171611
    Abstract: A method for implementing a component positioning device is provided and includes obtaining a component, a component measuring device and a component positioning device, the component including a component head and a component base, the component measuring device including a first arbor and a second arbor and the component positioning device including a first support device, a second support device and an adapter device, connecting the first support device and the adapter device to the component measuring device, wherein the first support device is associated with the first arbor and the adapter device is associated with the second arbor, associating the second support device with the adapter device, wherein the second support device is adjacent to and separated from the first support device by a component cavity and positioning the component within the component cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Quest Metrology Group, LLC
    Inventor: Stanley P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8168564
    Abstract: A catalyst support in the shape of a non-planar ring having a bore; wherein there is no rotational symmetry around the axis extending through the center of the bore defined by the ring, and wherein the ratio of the thickness of the ring to the outer diameter of the ring is less than 0.5. The catalyst support shape is especially advantageous to pack within a fixed bed multitubular reactor such as that used for Fischer-Tropsch reactions. The packing of such shapes can reduce the pressure drop across the tubes with little or no difference in the porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Coen Willem Johannes Pieterse, Guy Lode Magda Maria Verbist
  • Patent number: 8107233
    Abstract: A method and system to support simultaneous unlatching from a rack of two or more adjacently mounted and vertically aligned hardware components. One interface bracket is secured to one vertical rail of the rack, and a second interface bracket is secured to a second vertical rail of the rack on an opposite side of the rack. A set of latches are provided in communication with each interface bracket, with the number of latches corresponding to the number of hardware components in communication with the interface bracket. Actuation of one of the latches releases fastening of at least one hardware components from the rack, and accommodates removal of the release component from the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roland K. Alo, Richard M. Barina, Norman Bruce Desrosiers, Daniel P. Kelaher, James S. Womble
  • Patent number: 8083188
    Abstract: A sprinkler riser clamp securely engages a spring-retractable riser of a pop-up sprinkler. The riser clamp includes a clamping body and a handle attached thereto. The clamping body is configured to snap onto and securely grip the spring-retractable riser of the pop-up sprinkler. The clamping body exerts a gripping force while the spring-retractable riser exerts a retracing force. The gripping force exerted by the clamping body exceeds the retraction force exerted by the spring-retractable riser. The clamping body includes a resilient first clamp arm and a resilient second clamp arm connected by a joint at one end of each arm. The clamping body includes an opening for receiving the spring-retractable riser. The first clamp arm and second clamp arm of the clamping body each include rounded bottom edges configured to facilitate installation and removal by pivoting motion. The handle is attached to the clamping body by an arm. The handle has blunt ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Dallas Kittle, Jonathan P. Mcvety
  • Patent number: 8070125
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket, fasteners, and a positioning member. The bracket includes an end member, and a pair of side plates perpendicular to the end member. The positioning member is pivotably attached to the end member. A pair of mounting holes is defined in each side plate. Each mounting hole includes an entry portion extending through an edge portion of the side plate, and a locating portion communicating with the entry portion. The entry portion is closer to the end member than the locating portion. The fasteners are attached to two sidewalls of a storage device. Each fastener includes a gasket received in the entry portion of a mounting hole to abut against the storage device. The positioning member is pivoted to abut against the storage device when the gaskets move from the entry portions to the locating portions of the mounting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20110260031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multifunctional supply element with different functional elements for the emission of heat, light radiation or audio or video information. The known supply elements consist of radiant heaters and lighting elements, which are arranged in separate or a common housing. In order to enhance its attractiveness and flexibility, the invention proposes that firstly other types of functional elements, such as water spraying elements, loudspeakers, display devices, are connected to the support of the supply element in a fixed or rotatable manner and secondly, that the individual functional elements are supplied via a universal bus system, so that any desired functionalities can be connected to the respective connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jiri Burda