Patents Examined by Daniel J Rohrhoff
  • Patent number: 10436502
    Abstract: A door shelf for a refrigeration device includes a base. A support frame on the base defines a front and two side portions, each side portion includes front, central and rear side portions, the rear side portion is offset inwardly to the front side portion and the central side portion includes a first end at the front side portion. A preferably metal decorative strip which includes front, two side and two rear fastening portions is mounted securely on the frame with the front portion of the strip on the front portion of the frame, each side portion of the strip on the front side portion and a first region of the rear fastening portion on the central side portion. A second end of the central side portion defines a bending edge along which a second region of the rear fastening portion is bent to fasten the strip to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Elena Claass, Denis Lux, Andrea Fink, Stefan Deissler
  • Patent number: 10427149
    Abstract: A laboratory cabinet, for instance a cold chamber, a heating cabinet, a drying cabinet, or an incubator, can have a housing featuring at least one exterior door, featuring at least one interior space which can be closed by means of an interior door, such that the laboratory cabinet features adjustable means, such that as a function of the position of the means, the interior door can be opened together with the exterior door or independently of the exterior door, such that the means are inaccessible when the exterior door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Binder GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Efinger, Ewald Storz, Peter M. Binder, Eugen Baumgärtner
  • Patent number: 10420420
    Abstract: A slide rail bracket includes a main body and a slide component. The main body has an accommodating portion inside, and the front end of the main body is provided with two through holes. The slide component has a slide block and two positioning bolts. The slide block is slidably disposed in the accommodating portion, and the two positioning bolts are disposed on the front end of the slide block and respectively penetrate into the two through holes. The front ends of two positioning bolts respectively have a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion. The first diameter portion and the second diameter portion are arranged coaxial with each other, and the first diameter portion is disposed at the front end of the second diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MARTAS PRECISION SLIDE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 10422575
    Abstract: There is disclosed a refrigerator; a lighting device provided in the storage chamber, a first door rotatably coupled to the case to open and close the storage chamber, an auxiliary storage chamber provided in the first door, a second door, a front panel formed of a transparent material, an evaporation treatment unit evaporated on an overall back surface of the front panel to transmit lights partially, a variable transparency film attached to a back surface of the evaporation treatment unit provided in the front panel to get transparent when the power is supplied, a frame unit with an opening having a corresponding size to an opening provided in the first door, an insulation panel distant from the front panel, a power supply unit for supplying an electric power to the variable transparency film and the lighting device, a proximity sensor provided in the second door to sense a user's approaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonkyu Seo, Soonho Jung, Jinhee Park
  • Patent number: 10415612
    Abstract: An article of modular furniture such as a drawer, case, cabinet, or table is provided. The article of furniture uses a first panel with a dovetail tab and a straight tab and a second panel with a dovetail slot and a straight slot. The first panel is flexed in order to insert the dovetail tab and the straight tab into the respective dovetail slot and straight slot and is then un-flexed to complete the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Clark Evan Davis
  • Patent number: 10407956
    Abstract: A metal cabinet with electrically conductive hinges comprises a cabinet body and a cabinet door that are made of an electrically conductive metal. An LED luminous body is disposed in the cabinet door, and at least two electrically conductive hinges for enabling the cabinet door to rotate relative to the cabinet body are disposed between the cabinet door and the cabinet body. Each of the hinges comprises a first hinge body and a second hinge body. The first hinge body is connected to a first electrically conducts wire connecting the first hinge body to a power supply. A first outer insulation pad is disposed between the first hinge body and the cabinet body. The second hinge body is connected to a second electrically conductive wire connecting the second hinge body to the LED luminous body. A second outer insulation pad is disposed between the second hinge body and the cabinet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Maolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10405656
    Abstract: A drawer sliding mechanism for storing materials is disclosed. The drawer sliding mechanism comprises a cabinet. The cabinet comprising a table top and side walls. The drawer sliding mechanism further comprises rails coupled to the cabinet. The rails comprise at least one bracket. The bracket is tilted about an angle. The drawer sliding mechanism further comprises a drawer coupled to rails. The drawer is slid horizontally along the rails and the drawer is raised vertically by tilting the at least one bracket. The drawer is placed on the table top by sliding the drawer when the at least one bracket is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Larry M. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10408532
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes drawer assembly for a chilled chamber of the appliance. The drawer assembly includes a storage bin positioned within the chilled chamber and one or more adjustable dividers slidably mounted within the storage bin. The adjustable dividers include a top support arm, a window that acts as a light guide or diffuser, and a light source mounted to the adjustable divider for illuminating the storage bin. The drawer assembly further includes a power supply, such as a bus bar assembly having parallel positive and negative strip terminals that remain connected with spring terminals on the adjustable dividers to ensure the light source remains illuminated when the adjustable dividers are moved within the storage bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis A. Wantland, Lauren Nicole Platts, Bagawathkumar Chellappan, Brent Alden Junge
  • Patent number: 10405654
    Abstract: A driving mechanism includes an open elastic member, an actuating member and a protection device. When a second furniture part is moved relative to a first furniture part from a closed position to an over-push position along a first direction, the open elastic member is configured to provide an opening force to drive the second furniture part to move to an open position along a second direction. The protection device includes a blocking member and a control member. During a process of the second furniture part being moved from the open position to the closed position along the first direction, the blocking member is moved from a first state to a second state to be blocked by the actuating member, in order to prevent the second furniture part from being moved from the closed position to the over-push position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10408465
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing having a stowage compartment, a door for closing a cooking chamber, and a door opening mechanism constructed to automatically move the door at least in a section of an entire movement path between a closed position and an open position of the door, in which open position the door is retractable into the stowage compartment of the housing. The door opening mechanism includes an actuation unit which is configured to automatically tilt the door from the closed position into an intermediate position located such that any further movement of the door from the intermediate position into the open position is implemented automatically under the force of gravity of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Grobleben, Tobias Schmidt, Thomas Rembold
  • Patent number: 10398222
    Abstract: An intelligent height-adjustable workstation includes a desktop and a seat cushion. The bottom of the desktop is supported by legs. Each of the legs is mounted with an electrical putter therein. The electrical putter is screw-fixed with the four corners of the bottom surface of the desktop. The underside of the desktop is mounted with an electrical putter control box. The electrical putter control box is mounted with a signal receiver therein. The bottom edge of the desktop is mounted with an electrical putter control panel connected to an external power supply. The seat cushion is mounted with a gravity sensor, a fiber optic sensor, a control box and a vibrator therein. The control box is mounted with a wireless signal generator and a lithium battery therein. The side of the seat cushion is mounted with a control panel. This improves work efficiency, reduces occurrence of occupational disease, alleviates sufferings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TEAMMAX FURNITURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zaifeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 10400493
    Abstract: An arrangement for spreading apart at least two door leaves which are part of an item of furniture and are hingedly interconnected, from a folded position into a spread-apart position, includes an energy accumulator and a spreading element impinged by the energy accumulator. The spreading element comprises a pivotally supported lever arm with a free end, and a control contour is provided for controlling movement of the spreading element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Dominik Gabl
  • Patent number: 10390614
    Abstract: A quick connect shelf system for a utility cart may include a shelf; a plurality of shelf mounting units attached to a bottom surface the shelf; a plurality of shelf mounting anchors attached to handles on the utility cart, and a bolt removably attaching the shelf mounting units to the shelf mounting anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jay Charles Olivier, Adam Williams
  • Patent number: 10392159
    Abstract: A corrugated pallet produced from two flat blanks is provided. The pallet may include a pallet top, a pallet bottom, and a plurality of corner straps locking the pallet top to the pallet bottom. Each of the pallet top and the pallet bottom may include folded portions, the folded portions of the pallet top interlocking with the folded portions of the pallet bottom when the pallet top and the pallet bottom are assembled to each other in nested relation. The pallet top may define a top surface of the pallet. The pallet bottom may define a bottom surface of the pallet. The corner straps may lock into one or both of the pallet top and the pallet bottom from the top or bottom surfaces of the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Design Pallets, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Olvey, James L. Sketo
  • Patent number: 10393426
    Abstract: There is disclosed a refrigerator; a lighting device provided in the storage chamber, a first door rotatably coupled to the case to open and close the storage chamber, an auxiliary storage chamber provided in the first door, a second door, a front panel formed of a transparent material, an evaporation treatment unit evaporated on an overall back surface of the front panel to transmit lights partially, a variable transparency film attached to a back surface of the evaporation treatment unit provided in the front panel to get transparent when the power is supplied, a frame unit with an opening having a corresponding size to an opening provided in the first door, an insulation panel distant from the front panel, a power supply unit for supplying an electric power to the variable transparency film and the lighting device, a proximity sensor provided in the second door to sense a user's approaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonkyu Seo, Soonho Jung, Jinhee Park
  • Patent number: 10393423
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance and a heat insulation door thereof are provided. The heat insulation door includes a heat insulation vacuum glass module formed with a first glass plate and the second glass plate that are overlapped and that have a first interval; a third glass plate overlapped on the vacuum glass module and having a second interval with the vacuum glass module; and the second interval is filled with inert gas. The novel door improves the heat insulation of the refrigeration appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Yaoguo Xu, Chuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10386115
    Abstract: There is disclosed a refrigerator; a lighting device provided in the storage chamber, a first door rotatably coupled to the case to open and close the storage chamber, an auxiliary storage chamber provided in the first door, a second door, a front panel formed of a transparent material, an evaporation treatment unit evaporated on an overall back surface of the front panel to transmit lights partially, a variable transparency film attached to a back surface of the evaporation treatment unit provided in the front panel to get transparent when the power is supplied, a frame unit with an opening having a corresponding size to an opening provided in the first door, an insulation panel distant from the front panel, a power supply unit for supplying an electric power to the variable transparency film and the lighting device, a proximity sensor provided in the second door to sense a user's approaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonkyu Seo, Soonho Jung, Jinhee Park
  • Patent number: 10390450
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an enclosure includes at least one bay for insertion of a component therein, a horizontally-oriented upper wall, a horizontally-oriented lower wall, two vertically-oriented sidewalls coupled to the upper and lower walls, four integrated handles, one or more catches, and one or more interlocks, each interlock being physically configured to prevent transition of one or more handles associated therewith from the recessed position to the extended position when a component is installed in at least one bay of the enclosure, wherein two of the handles are positioned within or on an exterior of each of the vertically-oriented sidewalls of the enclosure when in the recessed position, wherein each handle is configured to extend higher than the upper wall of the enclosure when in the extended position, and wherein each handle is configured to retract to within an outer profile of the enclosure when in the recessed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Kelaher, Glenn E. Myrto, John P. Scavuzzo
  • Patent number: 10385916
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a first locking device and a second locking device. The first rail includes a blocking part. The first locking device is arranged on the second rail and configured to lock the blocking part of the first rail when the second rail is moved to a first predetermined position relative to the first rail, such that the slide rail assembly has a first extension length. The second locking device is arranged on the second rail and configured to lock the blocking part of the first rail when the second rail is moved to a second predetermined position relative to the first rail, such that the slide rail assembly has a second extension length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10377032
    Abstract: A sawhorse table that includes a table top plate includes a pair of longitudinal sides and a top plate, two trestles legs that each of them include a top horizontal beam, and a quick lock-release mechanisms that enables a user to lock and release the table top plate onto and from the trestles legs. The quick lock-release mechanisms include four longitudinal profiles wherein each of them has a bottom slope, and four resilient locking tabs and each of them has an upper slope. The resilient locking tabs are assembled and connected to the top horizontal beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Yariv Kadosh