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Tilting support surface

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248 - Supports

248127000 - STAND

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
248371000 Tilting support surface 89
20130037682SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR DEVICE - 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.02-14-2013
20100044541Support Apparatus - A support apparatus includes a support member having at least one thread, a collar attached to the support member that is moveable along the one or more threads of the support member and at least one arm assembly attached to or positioned on the collar. The one or more threads may include a ridge formed on the support member or a groove formed in the support member. The one or more arm assemblies are configured to hold an object such as, for example, a monitor, copy holder, liquid crystal display or light fixture.02-25-2010
20130026326CHASSIS, BASE, EXTENSION AND CURVED TRACK - A curved track can be attached to a chassis. An extension can be attached to a base. The chassis can be attached to the base. The extension can be in contact with the curved track.01-31-2013
20100327137VARIABLE POSITION WORKSTATION - The present invention relates to a framework for supporting pieces of equipment or other objects, and in particular to a variable position workstation for supporting work surfaces and/or electronic equipment such as computers, video displays, keyboards and the like. The workstation structure in one embodiment generally comprises a stand having a pair of spaced apart upright supports, a lateral support extending between the upright supports and having mounting means for mounting equipment from the stand. The mounting means typically allow for the positioning of a work platform or other piece of equipment at one of a plurality of different horizontal and vertical positions on the stand, thereby providing flexibility for the user. In addition, stand can comprise at least two foldable feet for maintaining the workstation in an upright position. The feet may be folded when the workstation is not in use to reduce the overall footprint of the workstation.12-30-2010
20120112031PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE ACCESSORY WITH CAMERA PROTECTION - Case accessories including protection covers for portable electronic devices having image capturing systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, the case may include a holder configured to secure the portable electronic device and a selectively positionable protection cover configured to protect the integrated image capturing system. In certain embodiments, the selectively positionable protection cover may be positioned using a hinged mechanism, a sliding mechanism, or a rotational mechanism.05-10-2012
20110036962Angle-Adjustable Display with Adjusting Unit Related to Body of Display in Shape - The invention provides an angle-adjustable display with an adjusting unit related to a body of the display in shape. The angle-adjustable display comprises a display body, a connecting rod and an adjusting unit. The connecting rod, at each of its two ends, respectively connects to the display and the adjusting unit. As the adjusting unit rotates along a rotating axis of the connecting rod as a rotation shaft, the adjusting unit contacts a surface in a contact position. A distance between the rotating axis and the surface is non-isometric, and would change in the rotation of the display body, and the inclination of the display can be adjusted by rotating the adjusting unit along the rotating axis to change the contact position in opposition to the surface.02-17-2011
20120025054HOLDING APPARATUS, CONVEYING APPARATUS, AND ROTATION-TRANSMITTING APPARATUS - A holding apparatus, a conveying apparatus, and a rotation-transmitting apparatus are provided that are capable of holding an object in a tiltable manner. A conveying apparatus according to one form of the present invention includes a pad supported by a supporting member on a hand. A concave portion is formed on the pad, and by the concave portion engaging with the supporting member fixed to the hand, a pad is supported in a tiltable manner. A conveying object is held by an adhesive layer of the pad adhering thereto. By tilting with respect to the hand , the pad follows the shape or vibration of the conveying object, with the result that the conveying object can be conveyed stably.02-02-2012
20090121112SYSTEM FOR FABRICATING BOX BEAMS - In the context of precision assembly tables for box beams and components and systems associated or connected with such assembly tables, innovations including but not limited to: fitup arms of a generally “scissors” configuration, a control system for such fitup arms, automatic and manual clamps that can be employed with such fitup arms or other fitup arms, an overall rapid configuration system and process for fabricating trapezoidal box shapes.05-14-2009
20100116961Foldable System for Supporting Multiple Computer Monitors - Described herein is a system having a low profile storage position for supporting multiple computer monitors. The system includes a base, a support column connected to the base, and an arm assembly connected to the support column for supporting multiple computer monitors. A base-column hinge, near where the support column connects to the base, has a substantially horizontal rotation axis when the base rests on a horizontal surface that allows the support column to fold downwards to become substantially parallel to the base. The arm assembly includes a first hinge for rotating a first portion of the arm assembly from an extended position to a folded position and a second hinge for rotating a second portion of the arm assembly opposite the first portion from an extended position to a folded position.05-13-2010
20090166500Flat panel display support with a hinge assembly - A flat panel display (FPD) support with a hinge assembly has a base, a stand and a hinge assembly. The stand has a base bracket being securely mounted on the base, an arm protruding from a front edge of the base bracket and a panel bracket protruding from an upper edge of the arm. The hinge assembly is mounted on the panel bracket and is attached to a FPD. Therefore, the base can customized to allow the FPD and the stand to stably stand on the base. Moreover, the stand and the base may be disassembled and folded conveniently.07-02-2009
20090045313MECHANISM UTILIZED TO ADJUST INCLINATION ANGLE AND HORIZONTAL ROTATION ANGLE - A mechanism utilized to adjust an inclination angle and a horizontal rotation angle of a unit includes at least one pressing plate and at least one supporting portion. The pressing plate is disposed inside an installing space, and a curved surface of the pressing plate includes a first fixture. The supporting portion is disposed on the unit at a location corresponding to the pressing plate. The supporting portion includes a second fixture, fixing to the first fixture of the pressing plate to determine the inclination angle of the unit.02-19-2009
20080290238Auto-Expandable Base For Flat Panel Display Height Adjustable Stand - For stabilizing a stand to mount a display, the stand includes a base support member having a center portion with a circular recess formed about an axis perpendicular to the base support member. A swivel member removably coupled to the center portion is rotatably movable about the axis and within the circular recess. A linking member removably coupled to the center portion is frictionally coupled to the swivel member. The linking member is rotatably movable in response to a rotational motion of the swivel member. An extensible member removably coupled to the center portion is frictionally coupled to the linking member. The rotational motion of the swivel member is transferred by the linking member to cause a linear motion of the extensible member. The linear motion of the extensible member increases a virtual base boundary formed by the extensible member and the base support member thereby improving the stability of the stand.11-27-2008
20090032668ADJUSTABLY-TILTABLE SUPPORTING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY WITH THE SAME - The invention provides an adjustably-tiltable supporting apparatus which is capable of supporting an object, and it includes a shelf member, a supporting member, a friction device, and a resilient member. When the tilt of the object is adjusted, the supporting member rotates relative to the shelf member so that the outer side of supporting member slides relative to a friction member of the friction device to generate a friction which balances a difference between a torque generated by the weight of the object and an elastic force generated by the resilient member so as to fix the tilt.02-05-2009
20090179132LAPTOP STAND - An ergonomic laptop stand, including: a front panel, there are one or more heat dissipation portholes on the said front panel; a base, one end of the said base is pivoted to connect with one end of the said front panel; a supporting plate, it comprises a pivoted end and a locating end which faces the said pivoted end, the said pivoted end can be pivoted to connect with one of the said front panel and the said base; and a plurality of locating members, the said locating members are provided on the other one of the said front panel and the said base; in which, when the said stand supports the laptop, the said locating end can be located on one of the said plurality of locating members separately. According to the invention, the laptop stand can be adjusted to support the laptop at different angles using ergonomic theory; also, while supporting the laptop, the said stand can dissipate fully the heat from the laptop. Moreover, it is very compact and convenient for taking with the laptop, and with lightweight. The material of the laptop stand, which is made of plastic, can be recycled; this is in conformity with the conception of the environmental protection.07-16-2009
20090072112Supporting structure and tension adjusting mechanism thereof - The present invention relates to a supporting structure, includes a retractable connecting unit, a bottom pivotal shaft device, a top pivotal shaft device and at least one linking device. The retractable connecting unit is that a slid engaging sheet is provided on top of a fixed engaging sheet, and an adjusting member is provided between the fixed and the slid engaging sheets, a bottom end and a top end are respectively provided at the bottom portion and the top portion of the retractable connecting unit. The linking device is that a bottom shaft wheel and a top shaft wheel are respectively provided between the bottom end and the top end of the lateral side of the connecting unit and between bottom supporting racks of the bottom pivotal shaft device and top supporting racks of the top pivotal shaft device, and respectively and pivotally connecting to the bottom pivotal shaft device and the top pivotal shaft device, and a flexible band is provided between the top and the bottom shaft wheels; by adjusting the adjusting member, the slid engaging sheet can move alongside the fixed engaging sheet, so the lengths of the retractable connecting unit and the top and the bottom shaft wheels disposed at the lateral side of the retractable connecting unit are changed, and a proper tension is maintained by the flexible band.03-19-2009
20090095867Motorized Mount To Pivot A Monitor - A motorized mount system includes first and second mount brackets, where one or both of the mount brackets is motorized to pivot a monitor. The motorized bracket includes a motorized actuator system that releaseably engages with the monitor. The actuator system includes a moving block that releaseably pushes the monitor to tilt up, and uses the weight of the monitor to tilt down the monitor. The monitor can be separated with the moving block so that if a foreign object gets between the bottom end of the monitor and the wall, the foreign object needs to counteract the weight of the monitor but not the force due to the motor.04-16-2009
20090242722Planar rotation mechanism of supporting device - The present invention relates to a planar rotation mechanism of supporting device, includes a base seat; a supporting rack; a retaining member and a position located at a top portion of a lateral side of the retaining member, a diagonal position of the retaining member and a position between the above two positions are respectively provided with a first, a second and a third guiding slots with different curvatures and lengths; and a rotating member respectively provided with a column hole with respect to the initial positions of the first, the second and the third guiding slots for allowing a first, a second and a third guiding columns respectively pass through the corresponding column holes and the corresponding guiding slots, so the guiding columns can respectively slide within the corresponding guiding slots; so when the rotating member is operated with a planar rotation with an object to be supported provided in front of the rotating member, the plural guiding columns slide within the corresponding guiding slots, a corner of one lateral side of the object to be supported is firstly moved a small distance alongside the bottom end of the object to be supported, then is rotated, so a horizontal status of the object to be supported is switched to a vertical status or vice versa.10-01-2009
20100148030CARRYING APPARATUS FOR AUTOMOBILE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A carrying apparatus of an automobile portable electronic device includes a carrying module, a support rod, a quick release mechanism and a universal joint. The carrying module includes a tray, and the support rod is installed under the tray. The quick release mechanism is installed between the tray and the support rod. The quick release mechanism includes a clamping module and a binder turning rod, and the clamping module is connected to the support rod, and the binder turning rod is passed and disposed at the clamping module. An end of the universal joint is connected to the tray, and another end of the universal joint is covered and clamped by the clamping module, and the tray can be turned and deviated in two-dimensional directions with respect to the support rod.06-17-2010
20090121111ARM SUPPORT, AND SITTING SUPPORT WITH SUCH ARM SUPPORT - An arm support, comprising an arm supporting element, connected via a connecting device with a lift device, wherein the arm supporting element has a longitudinal direction between a front end and a rear end and is connected via a tilting axis (E) with the connecting device, which tilting axis (E), in top plan view, is situated between the front end and the rear end, wherein the lift device comprises compensation means for bearing the weight of the arm support and a load borne thereon, in particular an arm of a user.05-14-2009
20100187396DEVICE FOR ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTING A VEHICLE SEAT - A device is provided for electrically adjusting a vehicle seat (07-29-2010
20100001163Stand and electronic device system - A back support board is pivotable between a flat state and a standing state. A support interposition board lies flat together with the back support board and a base board when the back support board 01-07-2010
20110127399STAND - A stand includes a connecting member, a first supporting member pivotably connected to the connecting member and rotatable along a first direction, two second supporting members pivotably connected to the connecting member and rotatable along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and two blocking members pivotably connected to the second supporting members respectively, opposite to the connecting member.06-02-2011
20110174952DISPLAY DEVICE AND STAND THEREOF - A display device includes a display module and a stand. The display module has a display surface. The stand includes a curved sliding rail, a base, and a holder. The curved sliding rail is fixed to the display module. The base is suitable for being disposed at the supporting surface. The holder is slidably connected with the curved sliding rail and is pivotally connected with the base. By rotating of the holder relative to the base and sliding of the holder along the curved sliding rail, an angle between the display surface and the supporting surface and a distance between the display surface and the supporting surface are adjustable.07-21-2011
20100059648SUPPORT STAND - A support stand includes a base, a supporting bracket, a first hinge assembly positioned between the base and the bracket, a second hinge assembly, and a third hinge assembly. The second hinge assembly and the third hinge assembly are positioned between the supporting bracket and a display body of the electronic device. The second hinge assembly includes a connecting bracket. The third hinge assembly includes a pivot shaft and a sleeve member. The sleeve member includes a leaf and a sleeve extending from an end of the leaf. The pivot shaft is firmly engaged in the sleeve of the sleeve member.03-11-2010
20090026340Tilting device - A tilting device is disclosed. A tilting device for tiltably supporting a mass may include: a bracket, which is attachable to and detachable from the mass, and which is configured to tilt about a rotation shaft; a nut, which is hinge-coupled to one side of the bracket about a hinge shaft; a leadscrew, which engages the nut; and a housing, which supports either side of the rotation shaft, and in which a guide indentation is formed that guides a movement of the hinge shaft. The tilting device utilizes a simple link structure to tilt a mass using a small-capacity driving unit.01-29-2009
20110260028Chassis, Base, And Negator Spring - A base, a chassis and a negator spring. The negator spring has a first cross sectional area and a second cross sectional area. The negator spring can oppose a force on the chassis.10-27-2011
20110108696SUPPORT FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A support adapted for holding a portable electronic device includes a supporting member, a holding member pivotally connected to the supporting member and holding the portable electronic device, the holding member has an engaging portion extending from a distal end thereof, and a locking member pivotally connected to the supporting member. When the support is in a collapsed state, the holding member, the supporting member and the locking member are reduced to a small rectangular box with the portable electronic device received therein; when the support is deployed, the holding member and the locking member are both rotated up relative to the supporting member, and the engaging portion of the holding member securely engages in a corresponding slot in the locking member, such that the supporting member, the holding member and the locking member cooperatively define a triangular structure supporting the portable electronic device at an angle.05-12-2011
20100059649Integrated Frame/Stand for Portable Electronic Devices - The present invention relates to protective frames for portable electronic devices that can also be used to support the device in an upright display position. In particular, embodiments of the present invention include protective frames for electronic devices that have a support arm attached to, integrated with, and recessed into the frame by a hinge or other secure mechanism that is movably attached, allowing it to be supported in horizontal and vertical positions. Embodiments of the present invention may be used with any type of portable electronic device including portable media players and portable cellular telephones. It may be particularly useful with portable electronic devices that use a touchscreen input.03-11-2010
20090173866ADJUSTABLE NOTEBOOK COMPUTER SUPPORT - An adjustable notebook computer support includes a carrier member holding a notebook computer, a base member having a sliding slot, a first link that has one end pivoted to one end of the carrier member and the other end pivoted to one end of the base member, a second link that has one end pivoted to the other end of the carrier member and the other end coupled to and movable along the sliding slot of the base member, a braking unit movable between an unlocking position for allowing adjustment of the elevation and angle of the first and second links relative to the carrier member and a locking position where the first and second links are locked to the carrier base.07-09-2009
20130292538ERGONOMIC DEVICE HOLDER - A personal device holder. The personal device holder can include a body, the body including a first end, a second end, and a curved stem extending between the first end and the second end, and an attachment member pivotably coupled to the second end of the body, the attachment member adapted to couple to a personal device.11-07-2013
20120305733Multi-positional Mount For Personal Electronic Devices With A Magnetic Interface - A stand assembly for holding handheld electronic devices in a multitude of positions or locations having a first section with a curved end magnetically attached to second section having and indented surface. The first section also attaches to a surface, the second section either is contiguous with a portable electronic device, a carrying case, or other item; or has a means to attach to another surface. A high-friction elastomeric material, or similar friction producing material, helps to secure the first and second sections together, or the second section against another flat magnetic surface.12-06-2012
20130299663ADJUSTABLE STAND MECHANISM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An exemplary adjustable stand mechanism for supporting an electronic device includes a holding member for holding the electronic device and a support member for supporting the holding member at a selected one of different inclined angles. The support member includes a first stand rotatably engaged with the holding member, and a second stand also rotatably engaged with the holding member. The first stand selectably supports the holding member and provides a first inclined angle for the holding member. The second stand selectably supports the holding member and provides a second inclined angle for the holding member which is different from the first inclined angle.11-14-2013
20100051775STAND ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention provides a stand assembly for supporting an electronic device. The stand assembly includes a main stand member and an auxiliary stand member. The main stand member includes a first stand and a second stand. The first stand is pivotally connected to the electronic device. The second stand is pivotally connected to the first stand and capable of sliding relative to the electronic device. The auxiliary stand member is pivotally connected to the electronic device.03-04-2010
20120211631HOLDER FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A holder is for supporting a portable electronic device, including a foldable layer, a supporting assembly attached to the layer. When the holder is unfolded, the supporting assembly can be maintained in a two-dimensional structure. When the holder is folded, the supporting assembly forms a three-dimensional structure that will not collapse under a weight of the portable electronic device.08-23-2012
20090095868SUPPORTING ARRANGEMENT FOR A PRESENTATION DEVICE - An arrangement for supporting a presentation device, for example in the form of an image presentation screen, wherein a work surface is connected to the supporting arrangement, wherein the supporting arrangement and the work surface are both vertically and transversely movable and pivotally disposed, and wherein the pivotal movement of the work surface is forcibly coupled to the angular movement of the supporting arrangement such as to achieve simultaneously a change in the angle of the supporting arrangement in relating to a stand on the one hand, and a change in the angle of the work surface in relation to the stand on the other hand, in response to the influence exerted by a maneuvering device.04-16-2009
20100270453Dual-purpose fixing stand for a computer screen and a keyboard holder - A dual-purpose fixing stand for a computer screen and a keyboard holder includes: a main body, having an axial pivoting hole disposed at the middle of a distal surface at an end of an axle pivotal disk and a plurality of positioning grooves coaxially disposed around the external periphery of the axial pivoting hole; a universal connector, pivotally and axially coupled to another end of the axle pivotal disk, and a support plate coupled to the universal connector for selectively mounting the computer screen or the keyboard holder; a fixing base, having a support bottom selectively connected to the top or the bottom of a table, and two stand plates convexly disposed with an interval apart and at the top of a distal surface to accommodate and axially and pivotally couple the axle pivotal disk of the main body, and a positioning pin installed individually at positions on the lateral side corresponding to the positions of a plurality of positioning grooves of the axle pivotal disk for providing an elastic extension or retraction and elastically embedded into the positioning grooves to achieve the effect of limiting the position of an axial angle of the main body. Therefore, the fixing stand can be used for fixing a computer screen or a keyboard holder, and users can make an angular adjustment for its operation to enhance the users' operating comfort.10-28-2010
20120318946Cable Suspension Support Assembly - A support assembly includes a first member, a second member spaced apart from the first member, a third member securing the first and second members together, and a fourth member extending between the first and second members. The fourth member forces the first and second members apart to provide a tensile force in the third member and a compressive force in the fourth member, thereby stabilizing the support.12-20-2012
20100237214Portable material exhibiting apparatus - A portable material exhibiting apparatus comprises a base assembly having a pivoting base, the pivoting base being disposed on one side of the base assembly; a retractable rod assembly having one end pivoting to the pivoting base; and an image capturing module having one end pivoting to the other end of the retractable rod assembly. Therefore, when carrying the portable material exhibiting apparatus, the image capturing module may rotate to be parallel with the retractable rod assembly. The retractable rod assembly may shorten its length and rotate to be parallel with the base assembly. Via this arrangement, the spaced occupied by the portable material exhibiting apparatus is reduced greatly.09-23-2010
20120080578Six Degrees of Freedom Motion Platform - A motion platform includes a base, a platform, and a suspension supporting the platform above the base. Strings preload the platform toward the base while the suspension pushes the platform away from the base. Actuators pull and release the strings to manipulate the platform in multiple degrees of freedom.04-05-2012
20120325999MULTI-ORIENTATION SUPPORT - A device support includes a base, a first supporting frame, and a second supporting frame. One end of the first supporting frame is rotatably connected to the base, and an opposite end of the first supporting frame is rotatably connected to one end of the second supporting frame. A sliding plate is rotatably connected to an opposite end of the second supporting frame, and the sliding plate is slidable on the base, and the sliding plate and the base are magnetically attached to each other.12-27-2012
20130009031SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A support mechanism is used for supporting an electronic device on a support surface. The support mechanism includes a first support member for supporting the electronic device, a second support member connected to the first support member for supporting the first support member; and an adjusting assembly secured to the second support member and used for adjusting the height of the second support member relative to the support surface.01-10-2013
20130175420POSITIONING SYSTEM - A utility platform (07-11-2013
20130134280DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device 05-30-2013
20080283710Computer workstation - The computer workstation permits a user to work while reclining or in a supine position. The workstation has a monitor and a monitor platform for securely holding the monitor. The platform is independently adjustable and lockable in a selected horizontal and vertical position. The monitor moves with the platform so that the monitor is positioned in viewing position for the user when the user is in any position. The workstation also has a wireless transceiver for streaming signals between the monitor and a remote computer. The remote computer is wirelessly attached to the workstation. A keyboard/trackball platform is independently adjustable and lockable in selected positions. The keyboard/trackball platform has a wireless keyboard detachably mounted thereon. The keyboard assists the user to communicate with the remote computer. Additionally, there is a trackball for assisting the user to communicate with the remote computer. The trackball is detachably mounted on the keyboard/trackball platform.11-20-2008
20130193294TRIPOD HEAD PANEL DEVICE - A tripod head panel device of a tripod head comprises a tripod head panel and a removably mounted snap-fit plate. The tripod head panel comprises a fixed plate, a moveable plate mounted underneath the fixed plate, and a driving plate mounted underneath the moveable plate. The fixed plate comprises a supporting base plate and a first retaining wall protruding upward from the supporting base plate. The moveable plate comprises a supporting base plate and a second retaining wall protruding upward from the supporting base plate, with a driving hole provided in the center of the moveable plate. The driving plate comprises a base mounted underneath the moveable plate and a handle extending from an end of the base, with an offset cam inside the driving hole formed on the seat. The snap-fit plate is mounted on the supporting base plate between the first and the second retaining walls.08-01-2013
20120037780WHEEL CHAIR LIFTING/TILTING DEVICE - The present invention provides a wheel chair lifting/tilting device comprising a horizontal support, at least one lifting support, wherein the at least one lifting support is connected to the horizontal support, and at least one rear wheel stop, wherein the at least one rear wheel stop is positioned relative to the horizontal support, whereby a wheel chair is immobilized. It also includes a tilting and lifting mechanism for positioning a wheel chair bound individual while remaining in the wheel chair.02-16-2012
20090314914Display Means - The present invention relates to a display means comprising a stand adapted to secure a screen. The stand comprises a first part which supports against an underlying supportive surface and comprises a bobbin enclosed in a cavity in the first part. The screen can be wounded onto and withdrawn from the bobbin. The stand also comprises a support means which in a support mode is arranged perpendicular in relation to the lengthwise direction of the first part and supports against the surface. The stand also comprises a foldable pole means or a telescopic pole means comprising an inner tube and an outer tube, which tubes telescopically can be moved in relation to each other. The stand also comprises a lock means arranged on the inner tube and operable to releasably lock the tubes in relation to each other, a coupling means arranged at a first end of the inner tube and operable to secure the screen when it is at least partly withdrawn from the bobbin. One of the support means and one end of the outer tube is provided with a recess and the other is provided with a projection. The shapes of the recess and the projection are essentially complementary. The stand also comprises a friction means operable to exert a friction force between the first part and the outer tube when the recess and the projection are fitted together, and the screen is secured by means of the coupling means, whereby the telescopic pole means is hold in place by means of tension.12-24-2009
20100006731DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a support part. The display device also includes a display main body coupled to the support part and tiltable relative to the support part. The display device further includes a first friction member coupled to the support part and configured to generate a first frictional force when the display main body is titled back and forth relative to the support part. In addition, the display device includes a second friction member configured to generate a second frictional force when the display main body is tilted relative to the support part at a predetermined angle or more.01-14-2010
20110147560PORTABLE DESK APPARATUS AND METHODS - Portable workstation or desk apparatus and methods. In one embodiment, a portable workstation is comprised of a plurality of components including a work surface or upper element, a stem or support element, and an anchor or base element. In one variant, the work surface element (and/or the base element) can be mounted to the stem element in first and second configurations. The various configurations provides a substantially level work surface (relative to the base) or a substantially inclined work surface, and/or varying degrees of offset relative to the base.06-23-2011
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20100102191HINGE ASSEMBLY - A hinge assembly includes a pivot shaft, a first supporting member, a second supporting member, a first positioning piece, and a second positioning piece. The first supporting member and the second supporting member are sleeved on the pivot shaft. One of the first supporting member and the second supporting member is non-rotatably connected to the pivot shaft. The first positioning piece and the second positioning piece are sleeved on the pivot shaft, and adjacent to each other. The first positioning piece defines a plurality of positioning protrusions. The second positioning piece defines a plurality of positioning holes for receiving the positioning protrusions. The second positioning piece is elastic. When the first supporting member rotates relative to second supporting member, the second positioning piece deforms.04-29-2010
20100006732SUPPORTING ARM FOR A PROJECTION APPARATUS AND PRESENTATION APPARATUS HAVING A SUPPORTING ARM - A supporting arm for a projection apparatus has first and second arm sections and an articulation apparatus therebetween for interconnecting the arm sections. The projection apparatus can be fastened on a free end of the second arm section. The articulation apparatus permits the second arm section to rotate relative to the first arm section between a first position, in which the longitudinal axes of the arm sections run substantially mutually parallel, and a second position, in which the longitudinal axes of the arm sections run substantially mutually at right angles. A spring apparatus is coupled to the arm sections and has a spring force selected to compensate for a weight force of the second arm section and of the projection apparatus fastened thereon over substantially an entire rotational excursion of the second arm section relative to the first arm section. A presentation apparatus having the supporting arm is also provided.01-14-2010
20130056603ANGLE-ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT WITH PIVOT MECHANISM - 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.03-07-2013
20080283711PRESSING-TYPE PAD STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A pressing-type pad structure and an electronic device using the same are provided. The pressing-type pad structure includes a pad component, an elastic element and a positioning element. The rotatable pad component is disposed on a housing of the electronic device and has at least two concave portions. The elastic element connects the housing and the pad component. The positioning element is elastically disposed on the housing. One end of the positioning element is leant against the pad component. When the electronic device is pressed or moved, an elastic force of the elastic element is applied to the pad component to drive the pad component to rotate. The positioning element is selectively inserted into one of the concave portions for fixing the pad component, so as to change the position of the electronic device.11-20-2008
20100243851PAN AND TILT HEADS - A pan and tilt head for supporting a payload such as a TV, video or motion picture camera comprising a base and a tiltable support including a platform for receiving a payload pivotally mounted on the base to tilt about a horizontal axis to either side of a neutral position in which the platform is generally horizontal. A balancing mechanism for the platform includes an adjustable spring mechanism mounted on the base to enable a pre-load in the spring mechanism to be varied and means coupling the tilting support to the spring mechanism. Adjustable mounting for one end of the spring mechanism includes an upright post mounted on the base and having rotary height adjustment. A manually operable rotary thumb wheel is mounted on the base for rotation about an upright axis.09-30-2010
20100243850FOLDING SUPPORT STAND FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - The present invention provides a portable support stand for various devices such as laptop computers, tablet PCs and other electronic equipment. The stand has a tripod configuration which promotes stability of the user device. The front legs of the tripod may be adjusted between compact and extended positions, and may be placed in a position relative to the rear leg anywhere from 0° in a fully closed position to approximately 180° in a fully open position. Audible indicators are used with overall stand adjustment and with adjustment of stoppers at the ends of the front legs. Adjustment of the front legs relative to the rear leg employs a pivot section, including a finger disc spring, an adjustment actuator and an engagement member between the spring and the actuator. The engagement member includes projections or dimples which engage receptacles on an engagement member to secure the stand in a desired arrangement.09-30-2010
20110062304DISPLAY POSITIONING MECHANISM WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF HINGES AND RELATED DISPLAY DEVICE - A display positioning mechanism includes two hinge modules connected to two ends of a supporting component. Each hinge module includes a preload control washer whereon a constraining structure is formed. Each hinge module further includes a loading component. A fixing end of the loading component is fixed on an end of the supporting component. When an angle of a display and a supporting plane is within a first range, the loading component is preloaded and a free end of the loading component contacts against an end of the constraining structure so as to provide a torque in a first direction to the supporting component. When the angle of the display and the supporting plane is within a second range, the free end of the loading component does not contact against the end of the constraining structure so that the loading component can not provide the torque to the supporting component.03-17-2011
20090001238TILT AND SWIVEL MOUNTING FOR MONITORS AND OTHER DEVICES - A tilt and swivel mounting device may include a base member, a first disc in contact with the base member, and a second disc in contact with the first disc. The first disc may be restricted to moving substantially in a first direction relative to the base member. The second disc may be restricted to moving substantially in a second direction, wherein the second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction relative to the first disc. A cover may be attached to the base member for housing the first and second discs in an assembly compressible in response to a user rotatable control. A support base may be attached to an axial shaft, and the axial shaft may be axially coupled to the assembly.01-01-2009
20100059650SUPPORT DEVICE - A first gear part is formed at one end of a second supporting rod. The first gear part is stored in a second storage part and a fourth storage part having gear-like projections for engaging the first gear part. Tightening condition between a first frame and a second frame is adjusted by a tightening knob to turn or fix an arm unit in a vertical direction. A second gear part is formed at the other end of the second supporting rod and engaged with a third gear part formed on a top surface of a main body of a base. Tightening condition between the second gear part and the third gear part is adjusted by a rotary knob to turn or fix the arm unit in a horizontal direction.03-11-2010
20110095159Snap link mount with conformable base - A mounting apparatus having interconnectable articulated elements, the mounting apparatus having a mounting base that is structured for substantially conforming to a surface external of the mounting apparatus; a connector base having a mounting plate; and an interconnectable articulated ball-and-socket joint between the mounting base and the connector base, the ball-and-socket joint having a substantially spherically convexly curved male ball connector, a complementary substantially spherically concavely curved female socket adapted to receive the male ball connector rotatably therein, and a resilient biasing member compressible between the male ball connector and the female socket.04-28-2011
20120006962SUPPORTING STAND WITH ANGLE ADJUSTMENT FUNCTION - A supporting stand with an angle adjustment function includes two plates and an angle-adjusting means. The angle-adjusting means includes a locking ring, two protruding rings and an adjusting rod. The locking ring is provided on one plate and has axial grooves. The two protruding rings are provided on the other plate. The locking ring is coaxially disposed between the two protruding rings. One of the protruding rings is provided with a restricting slot aligned with the axial grooves. The adjusting rod penetrates the two protruding rings and the locking ring. The adjusting rod is formed with an engaging key engaged with one axial groove and the restricting slot. When the engaging key is removed from the axial groove, the two plates rotate relative to each other by using the adjusting rod as the center of rotation, thereby adjusting the inclination angle of the supported object.01-12-2012
20110226924ADJUSTABLE STAND - An adjustable stand, for supporting a device having a lateral surface defining a number of recessed portions, includes a base, a rotating frame, and two connecting axles. The rotating frame includes a chassis and two opposing arms extending arcuately and upward from the chassis, wherein the chassis is rotatably connected to the base. The two connecting axles are rotatably connected to the two opposing arms, respectively. Each of the two connecting axles includes at least one elastic protrusion fitting into one of the plurality of recessed portions, and connecting the device to the two connecting axles, wherein the at least one elastic protrusion is able to deform to allow the device to rotatably connect with the two connecting axles.09-22-2011
20130200240Tilt Mechanism For A Display - Embodiments provide a tilt mechanism for tilting an electronic display that includes at least two nested torsion springs to offset and/or balance the torque generated by a display acting on the tilt mechanism. In some cases a tilt mechanism includes first and second brackets pivotally coupled about a tilt axis. First and second springs are wound about a tilt axis such that the first spring is located at least partially within the second spring. The springs engage with the brackets to exert first and second torques between the first and the second brackets. In some cases such tilt mechanisms can be carried by stands, arms, carts, and the like. Methods of tilting electronic displays are also provided.08-08-2013
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20080251677FOLDABLE FRAME WITH DETACHABLE INFANT CARRIER CAPABLE OF RECLINING THE INFANT CARRIER - A foldable frame comprises a front leg frame and a rear leg frame, each having one or more leg units foldable or detachable with one another. The front leg frame and the rear leg frame are rotatable with each other such that the foldable frame can be folded to a small size. The foldable frame also utilizes a receiving frame pivotally or steadily configured on the frame body for receiving the detachable infant carrier. A recliner apparatus is further configured between the receiving frame and the frame body for adjusting the receiving frame together with the infant carrier to different reclining angle for convenient use.10-16-2008
20090001239Display device having rotating apparatus for display panel - An exemplary display device includes a display panel and a rotating apparatus. The rotating apparatus includes a first spindle assembly, a conveyor connecting to the first spindle assembly, and a second spindle assembly. The first spindle assembly includes a first spindle configured to synchronously rotate with rotation of the display panel. The second spindle assembly includes a second spindle meshed with the first spindle, and is configured to be able to rotate and simultaneously rise or fall along the connecting assembly.01-01-2009
20100116962SUPPORT DEVICE - A support device adjustable in 3-DOF includes a base, a pitching arm, a rolling arm, a yawing arm, a pitching drive unit, a rolling drive unit, a yawing drive unit, and a controller. The rolling arm rotatably interconnects the pitching arm and the yawing arm. The pitching, rolling, and yawing drive units are configured for automatically driving the pitching, rolling, and yawing arms about pitch, roll, and yaw axes respectively. The roll axis is perpendicular to the pitch and yaw axes. The controller is configured for controlling the pitching, rolling and yawing drive units in response to control inputs. In use, a display panel can be attached to the yawing arm and automatically pitch, roll, and/or yaw by the respective drive units under control of the controller, to achieve an optimum viewing angle.05-13-2010
20120043447Baked Goods Decorating and Display Assembly - A rotating and tilting cake stand comprising a rotation assembly, a base assembly, and a platter. The rotation assembly has a fixed portion and a rotatable portion. A rotation control mechanism controlling the rotation of the rotatable portion relative to the fixed portion. The base assembly has a base portion and a support portion that connects to the rotation assembly. Within the base assembly is a tilt-support arm that is connected to the rotation assembly and support portion with a pin that allows the tilt-support arm to pivot, causing the platter to tilt. In the base portion, a lock engages the tilt-support arm to either inhibit or allow the tilt-support arm to move freely. The lock is manipulated by a button in the base portion that is connected to a rotational pivot that is connected to the lock.02-23-2012
20120267503Self-leveling, gravity-stabilized, sliding and tilting support for a chair - The self-leveling, gravity-stabilized, sliding and tilting support for a chair is a gravity-powered human stabilization device for use on moving craft such as boats, ships, cars, trucks and aircraft. This device belongs to a family of human stabilization devices often referred to in the past as “gimbaled chairs.” Similarly purposed devices often known as “rolling chairs” also have been invented. The present invention performs the same function as gimbaled chairs and rolling chairs but is much smaller, lighter, simpler, cheaper to make; lacks spindles or gantries, axles, wheels, bearings or metallic tracks; needs no maintenance or lubrication; and has just one moving part. The basic device is constructed of just nine parts. These components are very simple; all can be readily, inexpensively fabricated using common composite construction techniques. At the heart of the device is a rotationally sliding payload platform. The platform is secured atop a semi-circular, upwardly curved dish. The outer edges of the dish ride inside radius-grooved, low-friction, high-density plastic end caps secured within a containment cassette. The dish/payload platform assembly rotationally slides freely and smoothly to remain level while the cassette and the mounting base tilt as the craft upon which the device is mounted rolls from side to side.10-25-2012
20130015311SLIM-TYPE QUICK CRADLE FOR A PORTABLE TERMINALAANM KIM; Ji-HyunAACI Gyeonggi-doAACO KRAAGP KIM; Ji-Hyun Gyeonggi-do KR - A slim-type quick cradle for a portable terminal is provided, in which a support bar inclinedly supports the portable terminal, an engagement frame secures the support bar on a bottom surface of a body, and a hinge device connects the support bar with the engagement frame rotatably around a hinge axis and provides a closing, opening or stopping force to the support bar semi-automatically.01-17-2013
20130200241STAND SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of a stand are provided with continuous adjustability within a range of travel. In one embodiment, a stand includes a movement mechanism adapted to allow a tray to move along a range of travel relative to a stand base. The movement mechanism is in some embodiments further adapted to position the tray at an infinite number of locations along the range of travel.08-08-2013
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20120298827Angle adjusting stand - 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.11-29-2012
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20110133048SEAT ADJUSTER FOR SPORTS EQUIPMENT - A seat adjuster for an article of sports equipment includes a base, a locating frame pivotally connected with the base for connection of a seat, a first locating plate mounted with the base, and a second locating plate pivotally connected with the locating frame so as to be pivotable between a first position where a second teeth portion of the second locating plate is engaged with a first teeth portion of the first locating plate such that the locating frame can't be pivotable relative to the base for fixing the seat in position, and a second position where the second teeth portion of the second locating plate is disengaged from the first teeth portion of the first locating plate such that the locating frame can be pivotable relative to the base for allowing the angle of inclination of the seat to be adjustable.06-09-2011
20110290977LED panel holder - An LED panel holder includes a rectangular case (12-01-2011
20110114814STAND - 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.05-19-2011
20110073738Display Device - A display device includes: an adjustment mechanism including: a first bearing portion provided in a body; a first pin including a first cam portion provided so as to be concentric with the center axis of the first bearing portion; a first opening portion provided in a stand, the first opening portion being formed with a first hole through which a head portion of the first pin passes and a second hole into which the first cam portion is fitted; a second bearing portion including a second cam portion provided so as to be eccentric to the center axis of the second bearing portion; and a second opening portion provided in the stand, the second opening portion being formed with a third hole through which a head portion of the second pin passes and a fourth hole into which the second cam portion is fitted.03-31-2011
20110101193SUPPORTING BRACKET - A supporting bracket includes a fixed member having a stopping tab thereon, a moveable member pivotally connected to the fixed member, a back plate having a first end pivotally connected to the fixed member and an opposite second end, and a locking unit connected to the moveable member. A plurality of slots is defined in the second end. When the supporting bracket is applied to an object thereon, the back plate is rotated up relative to the fixed member, the moveable member is rotated up relative to the fixed member, the locking unit is inserted into a slot of the back plate, and the object is supported on the back plate in a tilted manner with a bottom of the object sandwiched between the stopping tab and the back plate.05-05-2011
20090309002TERMINAL APPARATUS HAVING TILTING MECHANISM - A terminal apparatus includes a portion (12-17-2009
20110215217Stands for Mobile Communication Devices - Stands for mobile communication devices are provided. In one embodiment, a stand for a mobile communication device includes a backing adapted to at least partially cover a back side of a mobile communication device. The backing has a cutout portion formed by at least one inner edge of the backing. The stand also includes a support flap pivotably coupled to the at least one inner edge of the backing. The support flap is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The cutout portion of the backing receives the support flap when the support flap is in the retracted position. The support flap is adapted to support the mobile communication device in a standing position when the support flap is in the extended position.09-08-2011
20120211634SUPPORTING PEDESTAL AND RELATED ANTENNA SYSTEM - A supporting pedestal capable of adjusting an azimuth angle of an antenna system is disclosed in the present invention. The angle adjusting mechanism includes a main body and a tube. The main body includes a base, a first board and a second board. The first board and the second board are respectively disposed on two sides of the base. A first pivot hole and a first slot are formed on the first board. A second pivot hole is formed on the second board. The main body further includes a strengthening rib disposed on an edge of the base and connecting the first and second boards for preventing the first and second boards from bending relative to the base. The first and second pivot holes are respectively formed on the sides of the first and second boards adjacent to the strengthening rib. The tube pivots relative to the main body.08-23-2012
20120211632SUPPORTING PEDESTAL AND RELATED ANTENNA SYSTEM - A supporting pedestal capable of adjusting an azimuth angle of an antenna system is disclosed in the present invention. The angle adjusting mechanism includes a main body and a tube. The main body includes a base, a first board and a second board. The first board and the second board are respectively disposed on two sides of the base. A first pivot hole and a first slot are formed on the first board. A second pivot hole is formed on the second board. The main body further includes a rib disposed on an edge of the base and connecting the first and second boards for preventing the first and second boards from bending relative to the base. The first and second pivot holes are respectively formed on the sides of the first and second boards adjacent to the rib. The tube pivots relative to the main body.08-23-2012
20120211633CONNECTION MECHANISM FOR SUPPORT APPARATUS - A connection mechanism is used for rotatably connecting a first object and a second object. The connection mechanism includes a positioning member capable of being inserted in a first fixing hole defined in the first object and the engaging hole defined in the second object for connecting the first object and the second object. The positioning member is slidable in the first fixing hole and in the engaging hole to interchange between a first position and a second position, the positioning member is received in the first fixing hole and the engaging hole to restrict the first object from rotating relative to the second object in the first position, and at least move out of the first fixing hole or the engaging hole to allow the first object to rotate relative to the second object in the second position.08-23-2012
20120273644ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOLDER - An electronic device holder is revealed. The electronic device holder includes a base, a top cover and a support member. In use, a control member of the support member is pressed so that a locking shaft is moved inwards to push a shaft part moving into a pivot hole of an assembly block of the base. And a teeth part around the shaft part is released from teeth of a locking hole. Thus the support member can be rotated to the required position. Without any force applied to the control member, the teeth part of the shaft part is engaged with the teeth of the locking hole again due to the elastic member. Thus the support member is locked, the support block is then rotated to the required position and an electronic device is leaning against the support member. Therefore users can use electronics conveniently, without holding them in hands.11-01-2012
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20090152432SUPPORTING DEVICE WITH GOOD USABILITY FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - For installing an apparatus body of an electronic apparatus at a standing state on a supporting surface, the supporting device includes a leg and support. The leg is rotatably provided on a back surface of the apparatus body at the standing state and is used for holding the apparatus body supported by the supporting surface. The support is rotatably provided on the back surface and engaged with the leg for defining an angle of the leg with respect to the back surface. The leg and the support are foldable in substantially parallel to the back surface without overlapping with each other.06-18-2009
20090314915ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The invention discloses an electronic device comprising a casing and a stand. The stand is detachably disposed on the casing for supporting the electronic device on a plane and rotatably disposed at a first position or a second position with respect to the casing. The casing has a first engaging portion located on a first side thereof The stand comprises a second engaging portion pivotally connected to the first engaging portion along a first direction. An incline extending along a second direction different from the first direction is disposed on the casing. Once the electronic device is hit by a force and the stand is at the second position, the stand will slide along the incline and then the second engaging portion will depart from the first engaging portion, so as to make the stand depart from the casing.12-24-2009
20080237430Display apparatus - A work to replace a display panel body is facilitated. A display apparatus includes a display panel unit (10-02-2008
20090095869CONVERTIBLE DISPLAY STAND SYSTEM AND METHOD - A convertible mounting system for selectively positioning a flat panel display on either a generally horizontal surface or a generally vertical surface. In some embodiments, the convertible mounting system includes a first mount portion and a second mount portion. The first mount portion cooperates with the second mount portion in a first orientation to position a flat panel display on a generally horizontal surface. The first mount portion also cooperates with the second mount portion in a second orientation to position the flat panel display on a generally vertical surface.04-16-2009
20090256046ERECTION SYSTEM FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC OPEN-SPACE INSTALLATION SUPPORT STAND - The present invention is directed to an erection system for a photovoltaic open-space installation support stand and a method for assembling this type of erection system. The present erection systems provide a permanently settable inclination favorable for generating solar power for the photovoltaic equipment on open ground with linear bearings.10-15-2009
20100252710DISPLAY APPARATUS AND STAND THEREOF - A display apparatus includes a display body for displaying information and a stand for supporting the display body. The stand includes a base, a first supporting member comprising a first positioning portion adjustable disposed on the base and a first supporting portion connecting with the display body; and a second supporting member comprising a second positioning portion adjustable disposed on the base and a second supporting portion pivotally fixed on the first supporting portion to form a triangle. A distance between the first positioning portion and the second positioning portion is changeable.10-07-2010
20120168593KINEMATIC PLATFORM - The kinematic platform is a spherical-prismatic-spherical kinematic platform providing six degrees of freedom with controlled braking at each joint. The kinematic platform includes a base and an upper platform plate, with the upper platform plate having opposed upper and lower surfaces. The upper surface thereof provides a mounting surface for an external article to which controlled three-dimensional movement is to be imparted. A plurality of linear actuators are further provided, with each linear actuator having opposed upper and lower ends. A plurality of upper and lower spherical joints are provided for pivotally mounting the linear actuators between the upper platform plate and a lower base. Each spherical joint provides selective and controllable braking, allowing for the controlled rotation of each end of each linear actuator with respect to the respective upper platform plate or base.07-05-2012
20120175486ADJUSTABLE PANEL MOUNT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A panel mount includes a support structure, a strongback coupled to the support structure, and an adjustment assembly coupled between the strongback and the support structure. The adjustment assembly includes a lift mechanism configured to adjust an angle between the strongback and the support structure.07-12-2012

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