Patents Examined by Andrew Mark Roersma
  • Patent number: 10088220
    Abstract: An insulation structure for an appliance includes a first vacuum insulated structure having a top and downward sides extending from the top and defining a lower connection surface. A second vacuum insulated structure having a bottom and upward sides extending from the bottom and defining an upper connection surface, and an intermediate insulation structure having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top surface engages the lower connection surface of the first vacuum insulated structure to define the first insulated interior, wherein the bottom surface engages the upper connection surface of the second vacuum insulated structure to define the second insulated interior, and wherein the intermediate insulation structure includes an appliance utility path within which at least one utility for the appliance is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed Alshourbagy, Andrea Olivani, Ian Osborn
  • Patent number: 10080435
    Abstract: A guide device for guiding a furniture part movable relative to a furniture body comprises: a guide unit including a body rail fixable to the furniture body; a sliding rail connectable to the movable furniture part and displaceably mounted relative to the body rail via a rail guide movable in a sliding direction, wherein the rail guide is mounted displaceably relative to the body rail and the one sliding rail and, when withdrawn to an open position, abuts against stops on the body rail and sliding rail; and a damper to damp the impact of the rail guide on at least one of the stops. The rail guide comprises at least two guide sections arranged behind one another in the sliding direction. The guide sections are connected to one another by a damping section that is flexible in the sliding direction and equipped with the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Janzen
  • Patent number: 10068408
    Abstract: A vending machine is provided with an internal product holding assembly where product to be vended is held or stacked within each of a plurality of product holding compartments formed by a plurality of spaced apart stacking walls. Compartment depth is variable, so as to dispense varying length products, by a movable rear wall movably mounted to one side of a stacking wall so as to be incrementally adjustable within the compartment between a plurality of selected fore and aft positions. The stacking walls have a hollow interior housing an adjusting mechanism for incrementally moving the depth controlling rear wall, with the adjusting mechanism being operable from the front of the product holding assembly and retainable at a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Automated Merchandising Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Mason
  • Patent number: 10051957
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing having first and second sides, a bottom surface, and a drawer disposed in the housing. Each of the first and second sides of the housing includes first and second wheels coupled to the housing, the first and second wheels having a first wheel position in which no portion of the first and second wheels is above the bottom surface of the housing and a second wheel position in which a portion of each of the first and second wheels is below the bottom surface of the housing. Each side also includes an arm coupled to the housing, the arm having a first arm position and a second arm position, wherein movement of the arm from the first arm position to the second arm position causes the first and second wheels to move from the first wheel position to the second wheel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Lipper International, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Lipper McCauley
  • Patent number: 10041723
    Abstract: The refrigerator has a main body, a storage space in the main body, a storage container located in the main body, and a divider unit mounted in the storage container. The divider unit divides the unit body and storage space disposed in the storage container At least one divider protruding from the unit body, and a holder protruding from the unit body and provided to hang the stored object. The divider unit improves the efficiency of the storage space and can store various types of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Tae Youl Lee, Ji Hoo Kim, Bok Hyun Jang, In-Sung Hwang