Patents Examined by James O. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10808990
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage space, a door connected to the cabinet and configured to open and close the storage space, the door defining an opening that is in communication with the storage space, a detection device provided in the door and configured to detect a user's operation, a lighting unit configured to, based on the door being closed, turn on and off according to a signal from the detection device and to illuminate an inside of the refrigerator, and a panel assembly provided to the door and covering the opening, the panel assembly being configured to allow selective viewing of the inside of the refrigerator through the panel assembly. The panel assembly is configured to, based on the lighting unit being turned on, transmit light from the inside of the refrigerator to thereby allow viewing of the inside of the refrigerator through the panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jahun Koo
  • Patent number: 10807229
    Abstract: A workbench has a frame disposed on a set of wheels with a plurality of storage solutions, such as drawers, disposed within the frame. The workbench can include a work surface on a top surface of the frame and one or more handles permitting movement of the workbench as desired. The workbench can include a pegboard surface that is pivotable between a deployed configuration, where the pegboard extends upward from a back surface of the workbench, and a stowed configuration, where the pegboard is stored adjacent the back surface of the workbench. Typically, in the stowed configuration, the pegboard surface does not extend beyond either a plane defined by the work surface or a plane defined by a bottom surface, opposite the work surface, of the workbench frame. The workbench may be packaged and shipped in the stowed configuration, allowing the user to easily fully assembly the workbench assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Trinity International Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jerry Chiao, Yuan-Luen Chuang, Cze-Chao Tam
  • Patent number: 10801772
    Abstract: The heat insulation door of a refrigeration appliance has a door body. The door body includes a heat insulation glass module with at least two layers of glass plates disposed with an interval; a doorframe that surrounds the heat insulation glass module and that includes a rear frame portion located at the back of the heat insulation glass module, and a door sealing strip connected to the back of the rear frame portion. The doorframe further has an enclosed heat insulation cavity, wherein the heat insulation cavity is located between the door sealing strip and the heat insulation glass module along a front-to-rear direction or located on the inner side of the door sealing strip in a direction parallel to the door body. The present invention can improve the heat insulation effect of the refrigeration appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Yaoguo Xu, Chuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10799038
    Abstract: A display case door includes a panel assembly with a first transparent pane and a second transparent pane. The first transparent pane includes flanges extending from each of a first edge and a second edge of a shaped portion. The second transparent pane is adhered to both flanges of the first pane to define a space between facing surfaces of the second transparent pane and the shaped portion of the first transparent pane and extending between openings at opposite ends of the panel assembly. Caps are coupled to the panel assembly and cover the openings at each of the first end and second end. The door further includes a hinge coupled to one of the flanges, a door handle secured to a surface of one of the flanges, and an edge guard coupled along an edge of at least one of the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Jun Huh
  • Patent number: 10794111
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to modular recessed dispensers for holding consumable products such as, but not limited to, disposable latex gloves, gowns, masks that may be contained within a consumables box. In one embodiment, the modular recessed dispensers include replaceable doors or front panels and adjustable shelves and dividers that may be quickly reconfigured to cooperate with the replaced door. The modular recessed dispensers may be fully recessed or semi-recessed into a wall or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Bowman Dispensers, LLC
    Inventor: Danté G. DeGraaf
  • Patent number: 10791832
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism adapted for a furniture part and a slide rail includes a coupling base and a cushioning structure. The coupling base is detachably mounted on and in direct contact with the slide rail. The cushioning structure is in indirect contact with the slide rail and is configured to compensate for a possible gap between the furniture part and the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shih-Lung Huang, Fang-Cheng Su, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10786079
    Abstract: A guidance system including a guide rail and a sliding element rail, and designed to movably connect a linearly movable sliding element to a body. A carriage is arranged between the rails so that the sliding element rail is movable relative to the guide rail. The guide rail includes a running surface on a top side and/or on a bottom side. A movement element of the carriage is movably guided on the running surface. The top side of the guide rail is provided opposite to and spaced apart from the bottom side of the guide rail. The guide rail has a recess on the top side and/or on the bottom side in an end segment of the guide rail, through which a bearing body protrudes, and attachment means are provided in the area of the recess in order to mount the bearing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Filip Rihtarec, Juergen Nachbaur, Manfred Roeder
  • Patent number: 10779648
    Abstract: A device for connecting a movable sliding element to a guide rail of a guide system of an item of furniture having adjustment means comprising latching means, an operating element, and a height adjustment element. The latching means have latching teeth and a latching member. The latching teeth are disposed along a shell face. The latching member is connected to the operating element and the latching member latches with the latching teeth. The height adjustment element is configured in the manner of a disk and the height adjustment element is present so as to be pivotable. The operating element is connected to the height adjustment element. The device in the disposed state connects the sliding element to the guide rail in such a manner that a positional modification of the height adjustment element causes a positional modification of the sliding element relative to the guide system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lucas, Gabriel Auer
  • Patent number: 10781619
    Abstract: A door closure assembly and a method of moving a door is disclosed. The door closure assembly includes a cabinet attachment member attachable to a cabinet, a door attachment member attachable to a door, and first and second arms hingedly attached to the cabinet attachment member and the door attachment member. In some embodiments, the cabinet attachment member is attached to a central portion of the door and the door attachment member is attached to an end portion of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Art Design Works LLC
    Inventor: Henry Fox
  • Patent number: 10765203
    Abstract: An apparatus for fitting a carrier element in a body, including a pivoting member for arranging the carrier element, and fitting means for fitting the pivoting member on a wall of the body. The pivoting member includes two rotatable pivot arms and has three pivot axles. When mounted on the body, a first pivot arm is arranged on the body in a rotatable manner by way of a first pivot axle, the two pivot arms are arranged in a rotatable manner on one another via a second pivot axle, and a third pivot axle is provided on a second pivot arm. Near one end of the second pivot arm, the carrier element is rotatably arranged with respect to the second pivot arm by the third pivot axle, and, during a pivoting and/or displacement movement of the pivoting, a carrier element arranged thereon is movable in a single, exclusively horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Tiefnig, Simon Mair
  • Patent number: 10765293
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, at least one dish rack in the treating chamber, and a rack height adjustment assembly. The rack height adjustment assembly includes an adjuster plate slidably coupled to the at least one dish rack and fixed vertically relative to the tub, the adjuster plate including at least one adjuster detent, a locking lever having a catch end that is biased to engage the adjuster detent to hold the dish rack in place in either a lowered or raised position, the locking lever being pivotally movable relative to the at least one dish rack between an engaging position where the catch end engages the adjuster detent and a release position where the catch end does not engage the adjuster detent and the dish rack is vertically movable between the lowered and raised positions, and an actuator configured to move the locking lever to the release position when the actuator is moved from an undepressed position to a depressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Martin Kenneth Hansen, Ronald M. Nowell, Jr., Richard Lawrence Kretz, Kapil Gutpa, Darryl C. Bodine, Jerry M. Visin, Ameresh B. Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10765025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stabilizing arrangement for transporting a switch cabinet, with a switch cabinet which comprises a frame stand consisting of vertical and horizontal struts, and with a switch cabinet door fastened on a door side of the frame stand by at least one hinge, so that the switch cabinet door can be pivoted back and forth between an open position in which it is pivoted away from the door side and a closed position in which it rests on the door side, characterized in that at least one positive-locking part is fastened on the door side and which extends away from the door side with its free end and comprises an undercut on its free end, wherein the switch cabinet door comprises a positive receptacle into which receptacle the positive-locking part extends with its free end in the closed position and extends behind the undercut in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Clements, Malcom Sillingford
  • Patent number: 10753142
    Abstract: The invention relates to a containment enclosure comprising two compartments (21, 22) and a sealing system between the two compartments. The sealing system (16; 23, 30) comprises a door (23) having two opposite faces (23a, 23b). The door comprises a transfer support (30) on one of its faces. According to the invention, the door allows two closed positions distinct from one another, in which positions the door forms a gastight interface between the two compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Pascal Goulay, Pascal Cochard
  • Patent number: 10753130
    Abstract: A door of a garment processing device includes four hinges which may be interchanged regarding a location on the door, and a series of interconnected arms that allow a pivot axis of the door to be changed from a first direction to a second direction by manipulation of a handle on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Sanghun Bae, Hongjun Cho
  • Patent number: 10753131
    Abstract: A door for a home appliance includes four hinges which may be interchanged regarding a location on the door, and a series of interconnected arms that allow a pivot axis of the door to be changed from a first direction to a second direction by manipulation of a handle on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghun Bae, Youngjoo Lee, Hongjun Cho
  • Patent number: 10750863
    Abstract: A drawer system includes a primary drawer and a concealed drawer. The concealed drawer is concealed in a space under the floor of the primary drawer, between the lower portions of the sidewall of primary drawer. The primary drawer moves with the concealed drawer in a locked state to maintain the concealed drawer in the concealed state, and the concealed drawer moves independently from the primary drawer in the unlocked state to allow the concealed drawer to extend from the primary drawer, thereby allowing access to the concealed drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Black Pearl Woodworks LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Nugent
  • Patent number: 10743659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull-out guide for a movable furniture part, including at least one rail horizontal in the installed position, and a drive element for a drive device for the movable furniture part, and the drive element can be fastened on the rail, in particular detachably fastened. The driver element can be brought from a release position in a fixing position with the rail by a fastening movement of the drive element, the fastening movement being carried out in the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Fischer, Pascal Janser
  • Patent number: 10731865
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, such as a double oven range, incorporates a door having a bottom end portion which, when shifted between closed and opened positions, both pivots and vertically shifts relative to a frame body of the appliance through at least a connecting rod, push rod and pivot arm of a hinge mechanism. Due to a combined pivoting and lifting action of the door, minimal to no clearance is required between the bottom end portion and adjacent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar Jadhav, Sachin Kadus, Sachin Karade, Atul Nalawade
  • Patent number: 10731867
    Abstract: An appliance includes a cabinet, a drawer cavity defined in the cabinet, and a drawer slidably mounted within the drawer cavity. The drawer is slidable between a closed position and an open position. The appliance also includes an outer panel enclosing a front side of the drawer body. A storage volume of the drawer is defined between the drawer body and the outer panel. A first bracket is directly connected to the drawer body at a first side of the drawer body and directly connected to the outer panel at a first side of the outer panel. A second bracket is directly connected to the drawer body at a second side of the drawer body opposite the first side of the drawer body, the second bracket is also directly connected to the outer panel at a second side of the outer panel opposite the first side of the outer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Balaji Pawar, Anthony Michael Shaw
  • Patent number: 10730192
    Abstract: A glove box for handling harmful material is formed to be lightweight and modular in design, allowing for use in the field and various remote locations where a full laboratory is not available. The tank portion of the glove box is formed of a rigid, lightweight plastic and includes a number of standard-sized passageways for connecting other components (intake filter, exhaust filter, input/output containers, gasketed gloves, etc), allowing for modularity in its configuration. The top portion of the glove box may include a transparent window for viewing the material within the glove box. Filter components utilize HEPA filter elements and a separate, portable power supply is used to control a vacuum fan included in an exhaust filter. The power supply can also be used to perform diagnostic tests on the glove and may include a battery back-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Cordes, Paul LaHaye