US 9,810,367 B2
Equipment leveler
Jae Hwan Hong, San Jose, CA (US); Jung Hoon Sun, San Jose, CA (US); and Chang Won Kim, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to EcoMicron, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by ECOMICRON, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/374,880.
Application 15/374,880 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US2015/064812, filed on Dec. 9, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/090,312, filed on Dec. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0122489 A1, May 4, 2017
Int. Cl. F16M 11/20 (2006.01); F16M 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC F16M 7/00 (2013.01) [F16M 2200/08 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A leveling device, comprising:
a main body that has a base block, a connecting arm, and a top plate, wherein:
the base block and the top plate are connected to the connecting arm so that the connecting arm is located between the base block and the top plate, wherein the connecting arm has a particular width and a particular position such that the connecting arm, the base block, and the top plate collectively define a recess in the main body; and
the base block defines two holes, wherein:
a first hole of the two holes is defined on a side of the base block that faces the top plate;
a second hole of the two holes is connected to the first hole, and the second hole is substantially perpendicular to the first hole; and
the second hole has a first portion and a second portion, the first portion of the second hole having a circular cross section and the second portion of the second hole having a cross section that is not circular;
a rod rotatably coupled with the main body, wherein:
the rod is at least partially positioned in the first portion of the second hole of the base block and the second portion of the second hole of the base block;
a first portion of the rod, positioned toward the second hole, has a first thread;
a second portion of the rod is not threaded; and
the rod is coupled with a knob that is positioned at least partially outside the main body;
an elevator block rotatably coupled with the rod and slidably coupled with the base block, wherein:
the elevator block is at least partially positioned in the second portion of the second hole of the base block;
the elevator block has a bottom surface that is substantially parallel to an axis defined by the rod;
the elevator block has a top surface that is opposite to the bottom surface and that is not parallel to the bottom surface;
the elevator block defines a hole that has the first thread; and
at least a part of the first portion of the rod, having the first thread, is positioned in the hole of the elevator block;
an elevator pin slidably coupled with the base block and slidably coupled with the elevator block, wherein:
the elevator pin is at least partially positioned in the first hole of the base block so that the elevator pin is configured to slide along the first hole of the base block; and
the elevator pin has a first end and a second end that is opposite to the first end and that is not parallel to the first end.