Handles Patents (Class 74/543)
  • Patent number: 11021205
    Abstract: A clutch assist apparatus that has a casing, a controller, a position sensor that communicates with the controller to identify the position of a hand lever, a motor controlled by the controller and coupled to the casing, a cable pulling lever pivotally coupled to the casing about a rotation axis and configured to be coupled to a clutch cable, the cable pulling lever being movable between a first position and a second position. Wherein, the cable pulling lever selectively transitions a clutch assembly between an engaged position when the cable pulling lever is in the first position and a disengaged position when the cable pulling lever is in the second position. Further wherein, the cable pulling lever is movable between the first position and the second position by either the motor or the hand lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ALIVE! INFINITY LLC
    Inventors: Alex Johnson, Aaron Overholser
  • Patent number: 10914371
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a multi-purpose removable gear shift knob disposed on a gear shift lever in a vehicle. In one aspect, a removable gear shift knob includes a body comprising a central aperture for receiving the gear shift lever and a plurality of compartments disposed around the central aperture. An individual compartment of the plurality of compartments is configured to hold one or more accessories, where the one or more accessories are selected from: one or more screwdriver bits, one or more light emitting diodes (LED), and a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Cunningham, Scott L. Frederick, Paxton S. Williams
  • Patent number: 10889971
    Abstract: A flush mounted built-in body for a sanitary fitting, having a mixer with a regulating nut, wherein the regulating nut can be rotated about a rotational axis, a support plate having a hub, a stop ring having a stop supported by the hub of the support plate, and a rotating knob for actuating the mixer. A rotational movement of the rotating knob is limited by the stop of the stop ring and the rotating knob comprises a hollow shaft which couples the rotating knob in a non-rotating manner to the regulating nut and can be adjusted parallel to the rotational axis of the regulating nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Turgut Kinikarslan, Frank-Thomas Luig, Daniel Berghoff
  • Patent number: 10775220
    Abstract: A system includes an agricultural metering system with a meter roller configured to meter product from an agricultural product storage compartment to a product distribution system via rotation of the meter roller. The meter roller includes a first meter roller segment having a first plurality of flutes and corresponding recesses, and a second meter roller segment having a second plurality of flutes and a corresponding second plurality of recesses. The flutes of the first meter roller segment are axially separated from the flutes of the second meter roller segment by a gap. The meter roller also includes a dividing ring disposed about the shaft and axially positioned between the first meter roller segment and the second meter roller segment. A width of the dividing ring is substantially equal to the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canda, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joel John Octave Gervais, Dennis George Thompson, Dennis W. Chahley, Gordon Anthony Engel, Trevor Lawrence Kowalchuk, James Wayne Henry, Ethan Curtis Stephen Bent
  • Patent number: 10739179
    Abstract: A system includes an agricultural metering system with a meter roller configured to meter product from an agricultural product storage compartment to a product distribution system via rotation of the meter roller. The meter roller includes a first meter roller segment having a first plurality of flutes and corresponding recesses, and a second meter roller segment having a second plurality of flutes and a corresponding second plurality of recesses. The flutes of the first meter roller segment are axially separated from the flutes of the second meter roller segment by a gap. The meter roller also includes a dividing ring disposed about the shaft and axially positioned between the first meter roller segment and the second meter roller segment. A width of the dividing ring is substantially equal to the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joel John Octave Gervais, Dennis George Thompson, Dennis W. Chahley, Gordon Anthony Engel, Trevor Lawrence Kowalchuk, James Wayne Henry, Ethan Curtis Stephen Bent
  • Patent number: 10662628
    Abstract: A bathtub spout article that allows for aesthetic and functional capacity while simultaneously effectively preventing collected and adhered water from migrating to an adjacent wall structure is provided. Such a spout includes a standard connection (screw-type, for instance) to a dispensing water pipe extending from such a wall structure with an opening for water egress purposes as well as a migration-prevention opening (or gutter) on the underside thereof. Such an opening (or gutter) directs any migrating water from the spout opening from transporting past such an underside opening (or gutter) thereby preventing all such potentially migrating water from reaching the wall structure from which the pipe and spout extend. In this manner, the water will simply collect at the edge of such an opening (or gutter) and drip into the subject shower basin, preventing any water damage from occurring at the wall structure location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Arnold Culpepper
  • Publication number: 20150105650
    Abstract: Torque devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a torque device includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a longitudinal axis. The body includes a slot extending along a length of the body parallel to the longitudinal axis. The slot extends from an exterior surface of the body to an interior surface of the body. The slot is sized and shaped to receive a flexible elongate member. The body includes an opening extending through the body perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and in communication with the slot. The torque device includes a closing mechanism movably coupled to the body. The closing mechanism is movable within the opening of the body between an open position that allows the flexible elongate member to be inserted into the slot and a locked position that fixedly secures the flexible elongate member to the torque device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: David H. Burkett
  • Publication number: 20150020644
    Abstract: A screwless knob assembly includes a knob member and a knob backcover member. The knob member includes a handle and a shaft. The shaft is disposed opposite the handle and is configured to communicate through an aperture of a backing board. A portion of the shaft is configured to extend completely through the aperture of the backing board. Furthermore, the knob backcover member is configured to securely fasten around the portion of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: KidKraft, LP
    Inventors: Daniel Lester Lipschitz, Wynand DuToit
  • Patent number: 8925414
    Abstract: A device for inputting command signals to a marine vessel control system includes a lever that is selectively operable in a joystick mode and a lever mode. In the lever mode, the lever is confined to pivoting about a horizontal axis to thereby input throttle and shift commands to the control system. In the joystick mode, the lever is freely pivotable in all directions away from a vertical axis that is perpendicular to the horizontal axis to thereby input throttle, shift, and directional commands to the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: John I. S. Park, Steven J. Gonring
  • Publication number: 20140290427
    Abstract: A handle assembly of a lock includes a handle, a sleeve, a stopper and an engaging member, wherein the handle comprises an accommodating slot, a lodge hole and a penetrating hole. The sleeve is disposed at the accommodating slot along the direction of a major axis and comprises a through hole. The stopper is disposed at the sleeve and protrudes to the sleeve via the through hole of the sleeve. Owing to the through hole corresponded to the lodge hole, the stopper is lodged in the lodge hole of the handle. The engaging member is disposed in the accommodating slot and adjustably movable along the direction of a transverse axis so that the handle and the sleeve are steadily engaged from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Huang, Wen-Chieh Lee
  • Publication number: 20140290426
    Abstract: A handheld operation device includes a casing, a plurality of counterweight blocks and a counterweight module. The counterweight module is disposed on the casing. The counterweight module includes a base and a block plate. The block plate covers the base. One of the base and the block plate is capable of rotating with respect to the casing. The base has a plurality of accommodating recesses. The block plate has a broken hole formed thereon. One of the accommodating recesses is exposed in the broken hole such that one of the counterweight blocks is capable of passing through the broken hole and then being disposed in the accommodating recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsien Lai, Carter Williams Salley, Lung-Yuan Chen, Jhih-Wei Rao, Shih-Yi Chang
  • Publication number: 20140238182
    Abstract: Food processing devices with attached handles are disclosed. The handle may be locked to prohibit movement of the handle relative to the food processing device and unlocked to permit movement of the handle relative to the food processing device. The mechanism for unlocking the handle may include a cam-type arrangement. The handle may function as part of a safety system which controls actuation of a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Audette, Phillip Bussone, Justin McCarthy, Ajay Patel
  • Patent number: 8776437
    Abstract: An operator for a casement window is disclosed which includes a hub that frictionally receives a spindle. The hub is pivotally connected to a proximal end of a pivoting handle. The hub is disposed within a cavity that extends through the proximal end of the handle and terminates at a back wall. The cavity partially accommodates a biasing element, an actuator and the hub. The biasing element is disposed between the actuator and the back wall and biases the actuator towards the hub. The hub includes at least one open position recess and open position protrusion and the actuator includes a complementary protrusion and a recess wherein the protrusion is received in the at least one open position recess of the hub and the recess of the actuator receives the at least one open position protrusion of the hub when the handle is pivoted to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Roto Frank of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Bourgoin
  • Patent number: 8714050
    Abstract: A faucet handle includes a handle having a containment space, the containment space having an assembly aperture on a top surface, the assembly aperture accepting a limiting member, with two limiting ribs disposed adjacent to two opposite sides of the assembly aperture. A plurality of adjusting members respectively have a through aperture and two engaging columns adjacent to sides of the through aperture. Each engaging column is inserted between the two limiting ribs of the handle. The adjusting member also has two engaging slots adjacent to another side of the through aperture and an assembly device having an assembly base. The assembly base has an assembly space and two positioning columns adjacent to the assembly space, and each positioning column engages with an engaging slot of the adjusting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140097307
    Abstract: A control handle for mounting on a forward end of a tail section of a crane having a crane pivot axis includes a normally-engaged brake mechanism thereon for maintaining the control handle in a fixed position until disengaged by an operator, the control handle when disengaged being rotatable about a pivot axis parallel to the crane pivot axis. A crane assembly incorporating the control handle includes a wheeled dolly, a telescopic crane pivotably mounted on the wheeled dolly about a crane pivot axis, the telescopic crane having a forward end, and a rearward end opposite the forward end, a telescopic boom at the forward end, and a tail section at the rearward end. The control handle is mounted on the forward end of the tail section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: THOMAS L. MCKAY
    Inventor: Thomas L. McKay
  • Patent number: 8650985
    Abstract: A faucet control handle structure, which can be used in different water control bases with different sizes, including a control handle and a adjustable device, wherein the control handle has a receiving space that has two positioning ribs cross each other to engage with the adjustable device. The adjustable device has an adjustable base, a clamping piece and an adjustable unit, wherein the adjustable base has a sleeve hole, one end of which has a plurality of wedging edges formed at the opening end thereof. A clamping piece that can be adjusted to move back and forth is then formed in an opposing direction of the wedging edge. According to the above structure, since the adjustable device is located at the receiving space of the control handle, it can be used for water control sticks with different sizes of the water control base to enhance the practicability of the faucet handle and increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8613238
    Abstract: A control knob for a vehicle has an improved outward appearance by forming a boundary line between two different materials in a portion that is not visible and preventing abrupt differences in color due to light refraction. The control knob is produced by dual injection molding of two different materials, is installed on one end of a shift lever, and functions as a handgrip. The control knob includes an portion of opaque and transparent materials, an overlapping portion opaque and transparent materials, and a coated portion formed of paint applied to portions of the transparent portion that do not overlap with the opaque portion. A boundary surface between the opaque and transparent portions is such that a refractive index of light passing through the transparent portion from the overlapping portion is close to a refractive index of light passing through the transparent portion from the coated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Joon Young Park, Chang Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8607663
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shift knob (31) of a driving mode switching device allowing switching of multiple driving modes by rotation of a lever member (523) having a holding unit (31a) on an upper end thereof. In a region extending from a first position in a direction of an axis of the lever member (523) to a bottom surface (315) of the holding unit (31a) located downward of the first position, a length of the holding unit (31a) in a radial direction thereof is equal to or longer than a length thereof in the radial direction at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Takehara, Shoichi Yoshizawa, Masato Inoue, Daisuke Yamamoto, Yuusuke Hoshimiya
  • Patent number: 8607662
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control component includes a control handle, a conversion block and a restricting device, wherein two spaced protruding ribs are located at the periphery of the opening of a receiving space of the control handle, and a connecting pole is protrudingly formed at the center of the opening surface of the receiving space. The conversion block is located at the receiving space of the control handle, wherein two recessed slots are spacedly and recessedly formed at the periphery of the conversion block, and the recessed slots are engaged with the protruding ribs of the control handle. According to the abovementioned structure, since the detachable conversion block is formed at the receiving space of the control handle, it can be used for water control bases of different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle and increase the convenience in assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8601903
    Abstract: A closing system for doors having a container provided in a handle. The container has a touch surface that is placed in a window-type recess of the handle, and a switching element that is arranged in the container can be actuated by the touch surface. The switching element is used to switch the control electronics of the closing system between two states, namely a state that prevents opening of the door and a state that allows the door to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Klein, Stefan Lange, Reinhold Mathofer
  • Patent number: 8590417
    Abstract: The trailer landing gear apparatus may be used for rotating a drive shaft of a landing gear or lifting gear of a land vehicle. There may be a drive shaft connector that may be attachable to a trailer drive shaft, A drive gear apparatus may be mounted on a rotary drive apparatus and a drive apparatus connector may be attached to a drive socket of the drive gear apparatus. The drive shaft may be rotated by positioning the drive apparatus connector on a connector shaft of the drive shaft connector. The rotary drive apparatus may then be operated to rotate the gear elements of the drive gear apparatus to rotate the drive shaft connector. The drive shaft connector may also have a hand crank handle attached to a sleeve for alternate use in drive shaft rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: James G. Bono, Mike N. K. Chen
  • Patent number: 8567284
    Abstract: An assembly structure of a faucet control handle that used in different sizes of water control bases includes a control handle and an adjustable unit, wherein a receiving space of the control handle has a first and a second wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the receiving space. The adjustable unit has an adjustable base, a clamping piece and an adjustable element, wherein the adjustable base has a connecting hole that forms a wedging edge at one end thereof, and the clamping piece that can be adjusted is formed facing the wedging edge. Since the control handle's receiving space has the adjustable unit, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes of water control sticks to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8539852
    Abstract: A gearshift lever for switching a gear range of a vehicle transmission includes a lever body, which accommodates a detent rod, and an operation unit, which is arranged on the lever body. The operation unit is pushed to disengage the detent rod from a detent receptacle formed in a base plate and cancel pivoting restriction of the lever body. The operation unit includes an inclined surface on which the detent rod slides. The inclined surface moves the detent rod in a direction in which the detent rod disengages from the detent receptacle when the operation unit is pushed. The operation unit also includes a coil spring, which biases the operation unit in a direction that is the same as a direction in which the operation unit is pushed to hold the detent rod in contact with the inclined surface, and a mount, which positions the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Norihiro Yamamura
  • Patent number: 8528441
    Abstract: A handle apparatus utilized for actuating mechanisms with a pair of parallel cables detects a cable out condition, and prevents further activation of the actuated mechanism. The apparatus has a yoke mechanism which is pivotally attached to an activation rod, which in turn is connected to an activation handle. The yoke mechanism has a first side and a second side, with one of the cables attached to the first side and the other cable attached to the second side. The yoke mechanism has a first stop member attached to the first side of the yoke mechanism and a second stop member attached to the second side of the yoke mechanism. The apparatus has stationary shoulders which are placed such that the stationary shoulders will engage the stop members if either cable fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Avibank Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Zeljko Baic
  • Patent number: 8528444
    Abstract: An adjustable armrest that attaches to zero-radius turning mowers includes a telescoping armrest and a clamping bracket. The armrest provides a horizontal support for an operator's arm and is covered with a layer of foam padding for comfort. The clamping bracket is attachable to a steering handle at a prescribed location. In this manner, after the operator attaches an adjustable armrest on each of the steering handles the forearms and wrists are supported and the armrests pivot with the steering handles in order to preserve the comfortable supportive functioning of the armrests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald F. Gubin
  • Patent number: 8479609
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control device includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8459145
    Abstract: A faucet control handle structure includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8453536
    Abstract: A stowable handle apparatus includes a mounting device configured to facilitate securing the handle apparatus to an object and a grip member mechanically coupled to the mounting device such that the grip member is selectively repositionable between a stowed configuration in which the grip member is adjacent to a portion of the object when the mounting device is secured to the object, and a deployed configuration in which the grip member is oriented in relation to the mounting device such that at least a portion of the grip member extends from the object, with the grip member being operatively engaged with the mounting device in a manner facilitating an action by a user of the handle apparatus imparting a force against the grip member to lift or reposition the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Millpro Precision Machining
    Inventor: Robert Anton Quintero
  • Publication number: 20130087395
    Abstract: A utility vehicle comprises a driver seat; a passenger seat positioned such that the passenger seat and the driver seat are arranged side by side in a rightward and leftward direction; a console box provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat; a shift lever operated by a driver to perform a shifting operation; and a grab member provided in the vicinity of the passenger seat and secured to the vehicle body frame; wherein the shift lever is provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat and is positioned closer to the driver seat than a center of the console box in the rightward and leftward direction; and the grab member is provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat and is positioned closer to the passenger seat than the center of the console box in the rightward and leftward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kaku, Chad Enger, Brian Butler, Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Jun Takagi
  • Publication number: 20130068063
    Abstract: A faucet control handle structure includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130036855
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control module that can be applied to different water control valves with different sizes, includes two control handles, two transforming heads, a restricting device and a panel set, wherein detachable transforming heads and conversion block are located at the receiving space of two control handles, and the panel set has detachable adjusting sheets and positioning sleeves, The conversion block is located at the receiving space of the control handle, so that the wall-mounted faucet control module can be used for water control bases of different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle and panel set, and increase the convenience in assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130036857
    Abstract: A faucet handle and control module includes: a control handle and three joints. Each joints is respectively disposed between the protruding portion of the control handle and the engaging member, each joint has an insertion aperture. each insertion aperture having a different cross-sectional shape, two insertion apertures of the two joints having an assembly aperture at one end, the assembly aperture engaging with the screwing member of the control handle, these two joints having a securing aperture connected to the insertion aperture, and the securing aperture engaging with a securing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130036854
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control component includes a control handle, a conversion block and a restricting device, wherein two spaced protruding ribs are located at the periphery of the opening of a receiving space of the control handle, and a connecting pole is protrudingly formed at the center of the opening surface of the receiving space. The conversion block is located at the receiving space of the control handle, wherein two recessed slots are spacedly and recessedly formed at the periphery of the conversion block, and the recessed slots are engaged with the protruding ribs of the control handle. According to the abovementioned structure, since the detachable conversion block is formed at the receiving space of the control handle, it can be used for water control bases of different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle and increase the convenience in assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130036856
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control device includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8342585
    Abstract: A drum lifter for lifting and moving empty and full chimed and unchimed drums. The lifter includes a cross member with grippers at each end. The grippers include a cam block with a cam rotatably mounted in the cam block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Edward L. Cooper, Kevin L. Copeland, Steven J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8312790
    Abstract: A one touch combination structure of a knob for an automatic transmission may include the knob which is provided with an operation button, an insert which is interposed inside the knob, a lever pipe which is housed in the insert and a lower end portion of which is hingedly supported to regulate shift speeds, and an operation rod which is slidably inserted into the lever pipe and elastically supported therein so as to vertically move according to an operation of the operation button, wherein a first fitting protrusion and a second fitting protrusion having different width and length are provided at an inner circumference of the insert, and a first cut groove and a second cut groove respectively responding to the first fitting protrusion and the second fitting protrusion are formed at an upper end portion of the lever pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Il Lee
  • Publication number: 20120260764
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shift knob (31) of a driving mode switching device allowing switching of multiple driving modes by rotation of a lever member (523) having a holding unit (31a) on an upper end thereof. In a region extending from a first position in a direction of an axis of the lever member (523) to a bottom surface (315) of the holding unit (31a) located downward of the first position, a length of the holding unit (31a) in a radial direction thereof is equal to or longer than a length thereof in the radial direction at the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Fumihiko Takehara, Shoichi Yoshizawa, Masato Inoue, Daisuke Yamamoto, Yuusuke Hoshimiya
  • Patent number: 8215204
    Abstract: A handle structure for sports equipment bars (B) particularly handlebars of cycles, motor cycles or the like. The structure (1) has a main tubular body (2) which defines a longitudinal axis (X), and has an outer surface (6) susceptible of being grasped by a user and an inner surface (7) designed to be operably mounted to the bar (B). A first device (3) axially locks the main body (2) to the bar (B). The tubular body (2) has a plurality of modular annular elements (10, 10?, 10?) designed for mutual coaxial connection along the longitudinal axis (X) for adjusting the overall length (L) of the body (2) to each user's needs. A sports implement incorporating such structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brooks England Limited
    Inventors: Stefano Segato, Vincent Bourgeois
  • Publication number: 20120125144
    Abstract: Jacks and handle systems for jacks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a jack includes a base, a pivotable handle sleeve, a lifting portion, coupling structure affixed to at least one of the base and the lifting portion, and a first elongate rigid member. The coupling structure defines a passageway extending generally perpendicular to the base and an opening generally perpendicular to the passageway. The first elongate rigid member has proximal and distal ends, and the distal end of the first elongate rigid member is configured to interact with the pivotable handle sleeve to actuate the lifting portion. The distal end is also configured to pass through the passageway and interact with the opening to operatively couple the first elongate rigid member to the lifting portion apart from the pivotable handle sleeve such that the first elongate rigid member extends generally perpendicularly to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Kam Kuen Addy Law, Mark Yueh
  • Publication number: 20120090423
    Abstract: An active gripper for a haptic device including a parallel kinematics structure providing at least three degrees of freedom including three translational degrees of freedom, wherein the gripper comprises a first contact surface being adapted for contact by a first portion of a hand of a user, a second contact surface being adapted for contact by a second portion of the user's hand, which hand's second portion being moveable in relation to the hand's first portion, and a moveable member arranged between the first contact surface and the second contact surface and being adapted to actively move the first contact surface and the second contact surface in relation to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: FORCE DIMENSIONS S.A.R.I.
    Inventors: Patrick Helmer, Francois Conti, Sébastien Grange, Patrice Rouiller
  • Publication number: 20120060640
    Abstract: A control handle knob assembly for use with a control handle of a ZTR vehicle. The knob assembly includes a control handle engagement portion having a clamping mechanism configured to fixedly engage the control handle of the ZTR vehicle. The assembly includes an extension portion having a support rod attached to the control handle engagement portion and a user interface portion having a rotating knob attached to the support rod at an end opposite control handle engagement portion. The knob is attached to allow free rotation of the knob about the support rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: John H. Buford
  • Patent number: 8087639
    Abstract: An oxygen tank key includes an elongated substantially thin flat handle portion defining a first plane and having first and second ends that define the length thereof and first and second side edges that define the width. A socket, integrally formed with the handle portion between the two ends, has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the handle portion. The socket includes an aperture that opens adjacent one of the side edges and has a depth extending substantially the width of the handle portion. The aperture has a substantially rectangular cross-section and is adapted to fit onto the rectangularly shaped end of an oxygen tank valve control stem. A slot passes through the handle and is elongated in the direction of the length of the handle. The slot includes champhered ends and is adapted to fit over the lever of a regulator for the oxygen tank to help release the regulator from the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Knapp
  • Publication number: 20110239813
    Abstract: A walk-behind work machine having a foldable operating handle is disclosed. The operating handle is swingable and foldable about a first linking pin relative to a handle-attachment part of a work-machine body from a usage position to a storage position and can be locked in a usage position by a second linking pin. The second linking pin is present on one of the operating handle and the handle-attachment part, and the distal end part of the second linking pin is formed in a tapered shape. The other of the operating handle and the handle-attachment part has a second pin-fitting hole allowing insertion and retraction of the distal end part. When the distal end part is fit into the second pin-fitting hole, no gap is present in the second pin-fitting hole due to the tapered surface of the distal end part, and the operating handle is locked in the usage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Genki Anraku, Keisuke Hosokuni, Toshiro Uchida, Nobuyuki Hirose, Shoji Hasei
  • Patent number: 7886632
    Abstract: A handle (10) for controlling a machine, has a largely vertical shaft (12) forming a grip part (11) and has an upper end forming a receptacle (14) that holds switch units (15-17) and a lower end forming a hand rest (20). The hand rest can be adjusted along the shaft (12) and can be detachably clamped to the shaft. The hand rest (20) comprises front and rear rest part (26, 27) that are pivotally, or swivelably, connected to one another. To prevent unintentional opening of the hand rest (20) by axial pressure on the latter, the two rest parts (26, 27) can be moved relative to one another in the axial direction to effect a locking and unlocking of their relative pivotabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: CoActive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stoffers, Rainer Maurer, Uwe Gillmann
  • Publication number: 20100319481
    Abstract: A steering arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a rotatable steering handle, in particular a steering wheel, and a steering spindle connected torsion-tight therewith. At least one generator device is provided for generating at least one haptic signal, and at least one rocker bar is fixed on a structural part of the steering arrangement in a fixing region. On the rocker bar, a pinging hammer is held such that it is deflectable with respect to the fixing region, and the rocker bar for the deflection of the pinging hammer is connected with the generator device. The pinging hammer can be brought into contact with a structural part of the steering arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Christian LUTZ
  • Publication number: 20100294077
    Abstract: One embodiment of a device for operating a motorcycle throttle lock includes a body member configured for engaging a portion of the motorcycle throttle lock. A handle member extends from the body member. The handle member is configured for manipulation by a user to adjust the portion of the motorcycle throttle lock engaged with the body portion to at least one of a first operational mode and a second operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: John S. Odendaal
  • Publication number: 20100269625
    Abstract: A vibration dampening handle for a powered apparatus includes an elongate gripping member including a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a longitudinal axis extending through the first end and the second end, and a wall defining an inner bore and having an inner surface. The inner bore extends along the longitudinal axis at least partially through the gripping member, and opens on at least the first end of the gripping member. A weighted mass is disposed at the second end of the gripping member. An elongate elastic beam member is one of attached to and integral with the gripping member. The beam member extends along a region of the longitudinal axis and a portion of the beam member is disposed within the inner bore and is spaced apart from the inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Black and Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang J. Zhang, Daniel H. Sides, JR.
  • Patent number: 7779722
    Abstract: A lever 2 includes first and second lever members 10, 20 between which both sides of a base B are interposed. A guide piece 14, which is a part of first lever member 10 arranged on first side of the base B, is formed being located on a second side of the base B. The guide piece 14, which is a part of the first lever member 10 located on the second side, has a guide portion to guide a wire 4 together with a guide piece 24 formed in the second lever member 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Kawano, Naoto Shibui, Fumikage Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20100147663
    Abstract: An interface device (15) is provided that includes an operating knob (30) for outputting an operation command signal to in-vehicle equipment, the operating knob (30) being provided with a palm rest portion (30a) for an occupant's palm to be placed on, and a switch (31) being disposed on the operating knob (30) within a region that a fingertip can reach while the palm is placed on the palm rest portion (30a). Since this determines the positional relationship between the switch (31) and the fingertip when the palm is placed on the palm rest portion (30a), even if the switch (31) is operated without being visually checked it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation from occurring and, moreover, the operability is remarkably improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Yamada
  • Patent number: 7726692
    Abstract: In a steering handle grasped and rotated by both hands of a driver, an axis of a steering shaft included in the steering handle is inclined so as to be higher in level in a forward direction of a vehicle body, and a left grip grasped by a left hand and a right grip grasped by a right hand are rotatable in opposite directions about an axis perpendicular to the axis of the steering shaft. Accordingly, an upper half of the driver's body sitting on a seat and leaning backwards and a plane of rotation of the steering handle are substantially parallel to each other, thereby ensuring that the driver can rotate the steering handle without stretching and withdrawing his or her arms. Moreover, when the steering handle is rotated, the driver's wrists can be prevented from being twisted unnaturally, leading to an easy steering operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Ozaki, Paul Baron, Kazuhiko Satou, Tatsuya Amano, Hisao Asaumi, Masaaki Kawano, Hirokazu Kitazawa, Kunio Shirakawa, Osamu Tsurumiya, Yoshinobu Mukai, Kazuhisa Watanabe