Angular Patents (Class 248/922)

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Tilting (Class 248/923)
  • Patent number: 9959490
    Abstract: This is directed to defining the orientation in which a document is printed from the orientation of the device on which the document is displayed. In particular, some electronic devices can have limited user interfaces that do not provide for a simple or elegant interface for defining print settings. To overcome limitations in a displayed user interface, the orientation of an electronic device can be used to define the print orientation of a displayed document. In particular, a motion-sensing component of an electronic device can determine whether the electronic device display is in a portrait or landscape orientation, and define the page orientation of the displayed document to match the determined device orientation. The electronic device can then send information representing the displayed document in the defined page orientation to the printer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: David Gelphman
  • Patent number: 9649089
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of portable scanners and docks. The scanners include first and second configurations to provide different functionality. The docks include at least one of floor, a wall, and a table dock. The scanners are selectively mateable to the various docks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: B-K Medical Aps
    Inventors: Johannes Anders Smith, Ole Christian Jensen
  • Patent number: 9022341
    Abstract: An apparatus to support a device includes a first base; a first support; a first base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the first base and the first support along a first axis of rotation; a first swivel slidably connected to the first support and having a first cut-out adapted to receive a first portion of the device; a second base; a second support; a second base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the second base and the second support along a second axis of rotation; and a second swivel slidably connected to the second support and having a second cut-out adapted to receive a second portion of the device spaced apart from the first portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rambod Radmard
  • Patent number: 9019698
    Abstract: A mounting system for an electronic device may include a dock interface assembly and a case assembly. The dock interface assembly may include a dock housing having one or more contacts. The case assembly may include an alignment feature and a case printed circuit board having one or more conductive traces corresponding to the contacts. The dock interface assembly and/or the case assembly may have a metallic element configured complementary to one or more magnets provided with a remaining one of the dock interface assembly and the case assembly for magnetic coupling of the case assembly to the dock interface assembly. The dock housing may be configured to be received by the alignment feature such that at least one of the contacts is electrically coupled to a corresponding one of the conductive traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Thiers
  • Patent number: 8976519
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a base, a display module, a support element and a sliding assembly. The base defines a first area and a second area between a front end and a rear end thereof, The display module includes a connecting end having a connecting element. Two ends of the support element are pivoted respectively to the rear end of the base and the display module. The sliding assembly includes a slide guiding structure disposed in the second area and a sliding element moving along the slide guiding structure. The sliding element includes an engaging portion for detachably engaging with the connecting element. When the connecting end of the display module moves from the second area to the first area with the sliding element, the connecting end is moved to stride across the first area by detaching the connecting element from the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Chang Lai, Shang-Mao Lee, Chun-Chien Chen, Hung-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8967569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support structure. A main hinge of the structure is installed with a stop mechanism, so when an object to be supported is placed at a higher location while being in an unfolding state, the object to be supported is restrained from being rotated from a vertical state to a horizontal folding state, thereby preventing falling due to the unstable gravity center; when a connection unit is folded towards a base, an upper end of a first auxiliary connection member links the stop mechanism to rotate for gradually altering the stopping location, so the object to be supported is enabled to be horizontally folded; as such, the object to be supported can be maintained in a stable state during the folding process, thereby preventing the occurrence of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 8950715
    Abstract: A support apparatus has a positioning disc mounted on a sucking disc. An operation disc is mounted on the positioning disc and has a receiving hole. Two bevel ribs are arc-shaped, are formed on and protrude along an inner wall of the receiving hole. The sucking disc has a column mounted through the positioning disc and the receiving hole of the operation disc. A pin is mounted through the column, with two ends of the pin protruding beyond the column and abutting against the two bevel ribs of the operation disc. By rotating the operation disc to axially move the pin upon abutting against the bevel ribs to pull the sucking disc, the sucking disc can be adhered to a tablet PC. A pivotable stand connected to the positioning disc can be rested on a desk to facilitate viewing at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mao-Tung Chiu, Daphne Su
  • Patent number: 8944395
    Abstract: A golf car employs a mounting system to attach a display device to the golf car housing such that the display device is movable so as to facilitate viewing of a display screen of the display device by a user whether the user is located inside or outside the golf car. In one embodiment, the mounting system includes a rigid base member, a swivel member and at least one extension member. The swivel member mechanically connects the display device to the rigid base member and facilitates rotation of the display device about a vertical axis in a range of 0 to about 360 degrees relative to an initial position of the display device. The extension member is connected to the rigid base member and facilitates upward and downward movement of the display device distally from at least one point of attachment of the mounting system to the golf car housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Electric Car, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony P. Bonito, Perry H. Pierce
  • Patent number: 8925878
    Abstract: A support structure for tablet display apparatus includes a support member and a connection assembly. The support member has a first end section and a second end section opposite to the first end section. The first end section is connected with the connection assembly via an angle adjustment seat, whereby the connection assembly can be rotated or tilted relative to the angle adjustment seat and located. The connection assembly is formed with a receiving space for receiving a tablet display apparatus. The second end section of the support member is pivotally connected with a base seat. Accordingly, the tablet display apparatus can be rotated and tilted by different angles and supported in an inclined position in adaptation to different situations and requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Chien Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8888062
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a display mounting apparatus for mounting a flat screen television monitor or the like to a wall. The mounting apparatus provides four degrees of freedom for the flat screen display in lateral translation, tilt, swivel and pan directions. The combination of two two-link arms, counterbalancing torsion springs and friction mechanisms provides for ±20 degrees in the tilt and swivel directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Novin
  • Patent number: 8891232
    Abstract: A support stand suitable for a hand-held device is provided. The support stand has a first support member and a second support member. The second support member slidably fits the first support member and could be temporarily fixed at different positions on the first support member to adjust the length of the support stand. The hand-held device has a display screen and an antenna. Because the length of the support stand is variable, the hand-held device could be laid on the table by various inclination angles. Besides, the projections of the support stand and the antenna on the display screen are not overlapped, and the influence of the support stand made of metal on the signal of the antenna would be lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 8891248
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable support includes a base, a carrier and a pivot mechanism. The base includes a sidewall and a bottom. The sidewall has a first pivot and a second pivot. The pivot mechanism pivotally connects the carrier with the base. The pivot mechanism has three working states. The carrier is locked when the pivot mechanism works in a first working state. The carrier is capable of pivoting relative to the base in a clockwise or anticlockwise when the pivot mechanism works in a second working state. The carrier is free to rotate when the pivot mechanism works in a third working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Chu, Chang-Cheng Lin, Kuo-Kuang Liu
  • Patent number: 8876079
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for locating a display of a Self-Service Terminal (SST) at a desired viewing angle. The apparatus comprises a display support that supports a display of a Self-Service Terminal (SST) and that is pivotably mounted at an edge region thereof to the terminal; a variable length member that connects a further region of the display support to the terminal; and a motor that selectively varies the length of the member, the edge region and further region being spaced apart to tilt the display at a viewing angle responsive to the length of the variable length member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Liam Mccafferty, Roderick George Paterson, Donald I. MacInnes
  • Patent number: 8870143
    Abstract: The device provides a quick release holding capability. The holder apparatus include a top plate attachment for the portable handheld-size device and a base plate mounted on a variety of surfaces via means that include but not limited to: brackets, screws, rivets, etc. Asymmetrical turn lock mechanism in conjunction with magnetic locks prevents accidental release. It also has additional feature where the portable device can be turned 360 degrees in increments of 90 degree angles activating magnetic locks in each 90 degree position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Dmitry Kubin
  • Patent number: 8864092
    Abstract: A television mount assembly suitable for mounting a television to a wall, especially over fireplaces and other obstacles. The mount assembly secures a television (TV) to a wall via two arms and a spring mechanism thereby allowing it to extend away from the wall while at the same time allowing the television to swivel. It includes a mechanism to straighten the television as it is positioned close to the wall. The spring mechanism is calibrated by means of a calibration screw, spring block, and locking screws. A handle enables a user to grasp the mount assembly for changing the position of the television. A temperature gauge on the handle displays ambient temperature proximate to the television to warn users if the temperature is too high for the television to safely operate. A means of setting a maximum extension prevents the television from extending beyond a point set by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Newville
  • Patent number: 8837130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device. According to the present invention, the display device comprises: a display body from which an image is outputted; and a flip hinge assembly which is coupled with the display body, wherein the flip hinge assembly comprises: a fixing unit that is fixed to the display body; a rotation unit that is coupled with the fixing unit to allow rotation thereon; a first elastic member that is coupled with the rotation unit and the fixing unit; and a second elastic member that has one end coupled with the fixing unit, and has the other end selectively contacted with the rotation unit, wherein said second elastic member provides, to the rotation unit, an elastic force which is opposite to an elastic force provided to the rotation unit by the first elastic member. Thus, according to the present invention, an initial tilting angle of the display body is automatically set, thereby increasing user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaemin Hyun, Duckho Bae
  • Patent number: 8797765
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to an angle adjustable device, which includes: a base having a fixing member disposed thereon, where the fixing member has a fixing surface; a switch mechanism having a locking ring, a first gear, and a second gear, while at least one block protrudes from the inner surface of the locking ring, with the first gear having a contact incline slidingly abutted by the block, where the contact incline is defined with a first end and a second end, where the first gear is received by the locking ring and capable of meshing with the second gear; and a rotator having at least one connecting member connected to the second gear. The instant disclosure also discloses an electronic display unit using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Cheng Lin, Ming-Jen Chen, Kuo-Kuang Liu
  • Patent number: 8797728
    Abstract: Provided herein is a display apparatus including a hinge having a coupling part coupled to a panel and a body part connected to the coupling part, a stand neck coupled to the body part, a main base having a fixing part, to which the hinge and the stand neck are fixed, a main board including a power board and a signal board connected to each other so as to form a two-layer stacked structure so that the power board and the signal board are mounted in a space of the main base as a single module, and a cover assembly including a middle cover to accommodate the main base, the middle cover being provided with a mounting part corresponding to the fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Han, Kwang Hyun Lee, Yoon Seok Baek
  • Patent number: 8746635
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for a display device is provided. The supporting apparatus may include a stationary unit coupled to an installation site, a device supporting unit that supports the display device, a connection unit that connects the stationary unit to the device supporting unit and that guides motion of the device supporting unit, and a tilting frictional unit interposed between the connection unit and the device supporting unit to guide a tilting motion of the device supporting unit. The tilting frictional unit may include a first arc member fixed to the connection unit and a second arc member fixed to the device supporting unit. The first and second arc members contact each other to generate frictional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon Kim, Kyung-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 8668179
    Abstract: A mounting device that securely supports an electronic device to a surface such as a vehicle dashboard. The mounting device comprises a flexible base for placement on a mounting surface and a bendable frame attached to or otherwise coupled with the base to permit the base to be shaped to at least partially conform to contours on the mounting surface. The base may be partially formed of a material that provides sufficient friction between its lower surface and the mounting surface to resist unwanted movement. The frame may be formed of aluminum and may include a central portion and a plurality of appendages each independently movable about at least two axes of movement. Each of the appendages may include a connecting link joined to the central portion and a pair of arms extending from the connecting link and movable relative to one another and relative to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Joshua A. Corn, Jeffrey D. Minelli, Brian G. Schoenfish, Marcus A. Moilanen, Stephen P. Waite
  • Patent number: 8640998
    Abstract: An assembly to attach a display device to a support includes a body attachable to a display device support and a mounting member to which a display device is mountable, the mounting member including a collar that defines an axis about which the mounting member is rotatable relative to the body, the collar having a curved inwardly facing seat, the assembly further comprising a biasing member and a resiliently deformable friction element on the body, the biasing member and the friction element being received in the collar with the mating surface facing the seat when the assembly is assembled such that, when the biasing member is moved in an axial direction into the friction element, the biasing member acts on the friction element and the friction element is resiliently deformed by the biasing member to urge its mating surface against the seat to increase the frictional force therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Colebrook Bosson Saunders Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Lau, Andrew Wills, Seiyo Ezure
  • Patent number: 8628051
    Abstract: An adjustable display mounting bracket assembly includes a mounting bracket, a linkage unit, and a fixing plate. The mounting bracket includes a main body, at least one first connecting member, at least one second connecting member, and a support body. The first and second connecting members are pivotally connected to the main body and the support body. The second connecting member can slide relative to the main body for adjusting the mounting bracket. The linkage unit is pivotally connected to the mounting bracket on one end and the fixing plate on opposite end. The linkage unit allows the distance between the mounting bracket and the fixing plate to be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Ming-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 8616268
    Abstract: A constant temperature circulator assembly may include a circulator head assembly having a fixed display and a base ring assembly adapted for connection to a container wherein the circulator head assembly movably engages the base ring assembly so that an orientation of the fixed display may be selectively adjusted with respect to the base ring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Preston Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Preston
  • Patent number: 8585001
    Abstract: An improved support arm structure comprises a base joint, a primary arm assembly, and an extension arm assembly pivotally connected to the primary arm assembly; wherein the base joint is provided for connecting the primary arm assembly to a wall bracket; a rear end of the primary arm assembly is connected to the base joint; a front end of the primary arm assembly is connected to a middle joint; a first spring is provided in the primary arm assembly; a rear end of the extension arm assembly is connected to the middle joint; a front end of the extension arm assembly is connected to a front elongated joint; a second spring is provided in the extension arm assembly; whereby the support arm structure can be adjusted to any angles according to the requirements of a user and can be operated conveniently and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Ming Hua Huang
  • Patent number: 8579246
    Abstract: An angle adjusting stand contains two bases, each including a hole, at least one limiting aperture, an engaging portion, and plural first locking faces; two adjusting devices, each including a holder, a spring, a bolt, and a nut; two supporting posts, each including a first contacting portion, a second contacting portion, and a connecting portion coupled; at lease one middle post including a top and a bottom horizontal sections, wherein the top horizontal section includes two sides, one of which includes a first extension to retain with the first slot and another of which includes a first recess to retain with the first pillar, the bottom horizontal section includes two sides, one of which includes a second extension to retain with the second slot and another of which includes a second recess to retain with the second pillar so that the middle post is connected between the two supporting posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8540205
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body and a table stand connected to the main body for supporting the main body. The main body comprises a positioning member. The table stand defines at least two positioning holes. The table stand is operable to rotate relative to the main body. The positioning member is operable to be selectively inserted into either one of the at least two positioning holes, such that the table stand is operable to form a corresponding predetermined angle with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Pei Zhang, Man-Zhong Wang, Te-Hua Lee
  • Patent number: 8534617
    Abstract: A support apparatus for supporting a device includes a fixing portion detachably secured to the device, and a rotating portion rotatably coupled to the fixing portion. The fixing portion defines an opening for allowing the support apparatus to be hand-held, and, when placed on a supporting surface, is capable of being rotated to form different viewing angles for the device. A device assembly using the support apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting-Kai Wang, Xiao-Guang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8523129
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage. A mount bracket is movably coupled to the mount carriage and is selectively movable in a plane substantially parallel to the surface. A plurality of device bracket assemblies are coupled to the mount bracket. Each of the device bracket assemblies is selectively movable to translate, pivot and tilt the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Stifal, James D. Walters
  • Patent number: 8520371
    Abstract: A digital photo frame includes a body, a back shell defining a hole and a rotary support. The rotary support is rotatably connected to the back shell, includes a rotary base rotatably received in the hole, a connection member pivotedly connected to the rotary base, and an elongated support body slidably coupled to the connection member. The connection member includes a spring tab, a support body defining a plurality of channels. The channels are arranged along a lengthwise direction of the connection portion. the spring tab is selectively snappingly engaged in one of the channels. One of the rotary base and the back shell includes a plurality of protrusions, and the other one of the rotary base and the back shell defines a plurality of notches corresponding to the protrusions, the protrusions are snappingly engaging in the respective notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiu-Cheng Peng, Ping-Chou Chen, Chi Tang, Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 8459599
    Abstract: A support stand includes a base; two support rods rotatably mounted to the base; a positioning rod retained on the base, the positioning rod can remain in a bent state after being bent by itself; and a support board removably positioned above the base by the corporation of the support rods and the positioning rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Du, Wen-Rong Chen, Hui Li, Cong Huang
  • Patent number: 8427818
    Abstract: A collapsible support frame assembly includes a support frame having two parallel sliding rails, a slide holder coupled to and movable along the sliding rails of the support frame, a constant force spring mounted between the support frame and the slide holder, and a locking device having a casing affixed to the support frame and a stop member pivotally mounted in an accommodation chamber inside the casing. When the support frame is turned from a vertical position to a horizontal position, the stop member is forced by the gravity thereof to bias out of the accommodation chamber relative to the casing and to stop against the slide holder, thereby locking the slide holder, facilitating packing and delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lien-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 8418861
    Abstract: The television wall-mount with integrated shelving is an accessory that either mounts to a rear surface of a television or a wall-mount television to a television. The shelving accessory descends from below said television to provide at least one shelf for showcasing items used in playing audio-video upon said television. The shelving accessory is capable of lateral as well as vertical adjustment with respect to the television. The shelving accessory can also rotate about a vertical axis and in concert with the television and wall-mount in order to provide greater viewing angle of said television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: William Weaver, Laura Laidman
  • Patent number: 8387937
    Abstract: A stand includes a supporting panel, two first rotating members attached to opposite sides of the supporting panel, two second rotating members rotatably mounted to first ends of the first rotating members, and two supporting members mounted to second ends of the first rotating members to support the two first rotating members. An angle forms between the first and second rotating members at the first ends, because of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 8373978
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure and a fixing assembly attached to the enclosure. The fixing assembly includes fixing portion rotatably attached to the enclosure, a resilient element fixed to the fixing portion and an adjusting portion non-rotatably fixed to the enclosure. The fixing portion and the enclosure cooperatively define a receiving room to receive the adjusting portion and the resilient element. The resilient element includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The adjusting portion is substantially circle-shaped and defines a plurality of positioning teeth configured on a peripheral circumference of the adjusting portion. Friction between the positioning teeth of the adjusting portion and the first and second engaging portion of the resilient element causes the first engaging portion and a second engaging portion tightly engage with the plurality of positioning teeth to non-rotatably position the enclosure at different angles relative to the fixing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Ming Kuan
  • Patent number: 8360370
    Abstract: A panel dock has a body, a retainer, and a bracket. The retainer is rotably secured to the body and includes a shaft having at least one arm extending from the shaft and at least one finger extending from the shaft. The bracket is attachable to an electronic device. The bracket includes a bar sized to be secured between the arm and the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: AirGizmos, LP
    Inventors: Max A. Probasco, Steve Ruzic
  • Patent number: 8333355
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage. A mount bracket is movably coupled to the mount carriage and is selectively movable in a plane substantially parallel to the surface. A plurality of device bracket assemblies are coupled to the mount bracket. Each of the device bracket assemblies is selectively movable to translate, pivot and tilt the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Stifal, James D. Walters
  • Patent number: 8328151
    Abstract: The present invention provides an arm stand for a display unit which includes a mounting bracket (110), a horizontal bracket (150) and a rotary link unit (120). The rotary link unit includes a main rotary link (130) which is rotatably provided between a base rotating axis (a) of the mounting bracket and a central rotating axis (b) of the horizontal bracket, and an auxiliary rotary link (190) which is rotatably provided between a first upper support axis (c) formed in the mounting bracket above the base rotating axis and a second upper support axis (d) formed in the horizontal bracket above the central rotating axis. The rotary link unit further includes a tension spring (170) which is rotatably provided between the first upper support axis and a lower support axis (e) formed in the horizontal bracket below the central rotating axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Su-Man Gwag
  • Patent number: 8302261
    Abstract: A hinge comprises a rotatable bracket, a fixed bracket, a torsion spring, a locknut element and a shaft penetrating through the rotatable bracket, the fixed bracket, the spring and the locknut element. The rotatable bracket forms a through hole therein. The hinge further comprises an elastic hook and a driving element. The elastic hook is inserted into the through hole of the rotatable bracket to lock the electronic device when the electronic device is closed. A driving element mounted in the main body receives an operation of the user to push the elastic hook out of the through hole in order to open the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Wei Ma, Ting Luo
  • Patent number: 8272103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a step hinge for a portable communication terminal, and more particularly to a step hinge mounted to a portable communication terminal, which can rotate at various angles thereto. A step hinge for a portable communication terminal according to the present invention, comprises: a housing; a rotating member mounted in the housing; a friction member mounted in the housing and contacting the rotating member; a belleville spring disposed in the housing so as to press the friction member and the rotating member for a tight contact therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Chang Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8262044
    Abstract: A device is suitable for securing an object to a wall. The device comprises a wall element to be fixed to a wall and a support element to be connected to the object. On a first side, the support element is provided with a first hook-shaped element, which, in use, can be attached to a receiving element provided in the wall element. On a second side remote from said first side, the support element is provided with a second hook-shaped element, which, in use, is in spring-loaded engagement with a second receiving element provided in the wall element. The device comprises a locking element for locking the second hook-shaped element in a locking position in a position in which it is disconnected from the wall element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vogel's Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Arthur Luijben, Paul Robbert Grolle
  • Patent number: 8256725
    Abstract: A support stand comprises an elevating support; a monitor bracket; and a support member; the elevating support comprising a first and a second chasses, a pluralities of supporting blocks, an elastic member, a first and a second pivot subassemblies, a resisting member, a roller, and a pressing block; the first chassis comprises a resisting wall opposite to the second pivot subassembly; the elastic member is between the resisting wall and the pressing block, two ends of the elastic member resist the resisting wall and the pressing block, the first pivot subassembly is fixed to the plurality of supporting blocks connected to first ends of the chasses, the second pivot subassembly is fixed to the plurality of supporting blocks connected to second ends of the chasses; the resisting member is connected to the plurality of supporting blocks, the roller is assembled with the pressing block and rotatable against the resisting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Xin Wang, Jian Li, Zhi-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 8251325
    Abstract: A rotatably adjustable mounting bracket for attachment to a display device and a mounting system affixable to mount surface and providing rotational adjustability of the attached display about an axis substantially perpendicular to the principal plane of the display device. The device mounting bracket including at least one set of openings comprising a plurality of openings located in the plate to substantially align with mounting holes located on the display device. Each of the openings having an adjustment portion adapted to receive a portion of the display device fastener attached to the display device and moveable within the adjustment portion to permit rotational movement of the display device relative to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Molter
  • Patent number: 8235335
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-display device capable of displaying the entity of an image even in a case of a large image to be displayed, and capable of changing a horizontally long image screen to a vertically long image screenor vice versa by utilizing no mechanism for rotating, by 90 degrees, a display section and any specific soft therefor. For this purpose, the multi-display device is characterized by arranging a plurality of basic displays each having a function as a display in at least either one of vertical direction and horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Norikazu Sato, Osamu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8220759
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a portion (12) having an operation portion, a pedestal (20) which holds the main-body base portion (12) so as to be tiltable, a hook (31) which fixes the main-body base portion (12) in a tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a tooth row (224) which has teeth and engages with the hook (31) to fix the main-body base portion (12) in the tilting state at plural predetermined angles, a cam (33) which moves within the main-body base portion (12) in accordance with the tilt angle of the main-body base portion (12), and a cam control groove (226) which controls the movement of the cam (33), wherein when the hook (31) moves over the tooth at the uppermost step of the tooth row (224), the hook rides on the cam (33) thereby to release the engagement with the tooth row (224), then the hook moves downward in a state of riding on the cam (33), then the main-body base portion (12) releases the tilting and moves downward to restore to an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Shimotoso
  • Patent number: 8196875
    Abstract: An exemplary support stand includes a base, a connecting assembly, a support bracket, two first hinge assemblies, and two second hinge assemblies. The connecting assembly is arranged between the base and the support bracket. The first hinge assemblies rotatably connect the connecting assembly to the base. The second hinge assemblies rotatably connect the connecting assembly to the support bracket. The connecting assembly comprises a connecting bracket and a connecting plate partially received in the connecting bracket. The connecting plate, the connecting bracket, one first hinge assembly, and one second hinge assembly form a quadrangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Huang Lien, Zheng-Yong Tang, Hai-Ping Jiang
  • Patent number: 8199472
    Abstract: An exemplary flat panel display includes a seat, a connection member, and a display module. The seat includes a supporting member having a first engaging portion at a top end thereof, and the first engaging portion includes two pins and two fixing holes. The connection member includes two fixing components. The display module is mounted on the supporting member, and includes a second engaging portion having two positioning slots. The pins of the first engaging portion are received in the second engaging portion, the fixing components are fixed in the fixing holes via the positioning slots, and the positioning slots provide paths for the fixing components when the display module is rotated about the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Innocom Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Rui-Ye Shen, Su-Sheng Mong, Te-Hsu Wang
  • Patent number: 8146869
    Abstract: A base structure can support a monitor. A fixed portion is firmly disposed on the rear casing of the monitor and contains at least one slide rail. A slide portion can move up and down the slide rail. A spring is linked to the fixed portion and the slide portion. One end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the slide portion. A first stand is firmly disposed on the rear casing. A second stand is pivotally linked to the first stand. Another end of the push bar is pivotally linked to the second stand. In this manner, the monitor may adjust the expanding angle of the second stand so as to place the monitor on the desk or hang the monitor on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: TPV Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Wang, Lixia Wang, Wen-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 8141206
    Abstract: A two-stage torsion pivot hinge including an axle connected with a base and having a shaft mounted thereon with a bush for a spring tube. The bush forms a first and a second protrusion element respectively extending out of its two ends. The spring tube is fixedly connected with a supporting member and is provided with two torsion sleeves respectively on the two ends of the bush. Each torsion sleeve has an axial cut and has two contact elements extending respectively toward the two ends of the bush. The contact elements respectively interfere with the first and the second protrusion elements. By the function between the torsion sleeve and the bush, the pivot hinge can provide different torsion forces for the stroke of rotating the screen from its closed position to a vertical angular position and for the stroke from the vertical position to its maximum opening angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lianhong Art Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Jih-Nan Tai, Chia-Ming Chang, Tzu-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8118273
    Abstract: In a display, a housing is formed rotatably in an anteroposterior direction with respect to a base member about a rotation center provided above a bottom of the housing, and a projecting portion and a recess portion are so formed as to substantially block up a horizontal clearance formed between the housing and the base member in an anteroposterior rotational range of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Hamada
  • Patent number: 8087628
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism includes a housing, a clamping component installed on the housing for clamping a display, a driving component connected to the clamping component for driving the clamping component in a first direction, and an elastic component installed inside the housing and connected to the driving component for providing an elastic force to the driving component in a second direction so that the clamping component is capable of clamping the display in a horizontal direction and a perpendicular direction. The first direction and the second direction are different from the horizontal direction and the perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Hung-Chang Huang