Patents Examined by Janet M. Wilkens
  • Patent number: 10731688
    Abstract: An assembled product includes at least three elements arranged in three different planes. A first element is connected perpendicular to a second element, and a third element is connected perpendicular to the second element. The assembled product includes one or more locking devices, each comprising a flexible tongue arranged in an insertion groove one of the at least three elements. The flexible tongue cooperates with a tongue groove, at an adjacent one of the at least three elements, for locking the one element and the adjacent element together. A second edge of the second element is connected to a second edge of the third element by a first of said locking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hans Brännström, Agne Pålsson, Peter Derelöv
  • Patent number: 10716392
    Abstract: A foldable table and table legs comprises a tabletop comprising a plurality of tabletop sections each of which are interconnected by a hinge mechanism allowing the tabletop fold into a small, compact package. Detachable and foldable legs are configured for coupling to a table skirt comprising four segments which fold down from a storage pocket on the underside of the tabletop. The foldable legs interconnect with the table skirt once it is folded down from its storage position. The tabletop and foldable legs may all be folded into a compact, portable and packable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEMO Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Camon Brensinger
  • Patent number: 10709239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular wardrobe made of plastic material, comprising an assemblable reinforcement structure (15), where said assemblable reinforcement structure (15) comprises a pair of lateral cross-members (24), where each of the aforementioned lateral cross-members (24) is connectable to a connection cross-member (28) to form a stiffening structure (17) for the wardrobe (10) and where an L-shaped support (23) is further provided for sustaining shelves (61, 62) of the wardrobe (10), said L-shaped support (23) comprising a portion for connecting the connection cross-member (28) to a vertical upright (22) for forming said assemblable structure (15). The provision of the L-shaped support (23) allows one or the other shelf portion (61 or 62) to be selectively removed without having to use an upright for supporting the remaining shelf and hence increasing flexibility when using the wardrobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TERRY STORE-AGE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Guizzardi, Ottavio Di Blasi
  • Patent number: 10710768
    Abstract: A pallet includes at least one top board on which a load is to be placed and at least one substantially plate-shaped stringer board that is provided independently of the top board and that has at least one non-contact portion, which is not in contact with the top board in a region between the stringer board and the top board, the stringer board being in contact with the top board in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Tsukada, Toshihiro Osawa, Kyoichi Imon, Taisuke Endo, Yusuke Kabe, Satoko Imai, Hideki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10696449
    Abstract: Composite pallets and methods for making and using composite pallets are disclosed. An example composite pallet may include a base layer. The base layer may include a first base board, a second base board, and a cross-member extending between the first base board and the second base board. The cross-member may include a first end region designed to be detachably coupled to the first base board, a second end region designed to be detachably coupled to the second base board, and at least one curved section positioned between the first end region and the second end region. The cross-member may include a polymer. An intermediate layer may be coupled to the base layer. The intermediate layer may include a plurality of intermediate boards. A top layer may be coupled to the intermediate layer. The top layer may include a plurality of top boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald C. Hawley, Derek J. Mazula
  • Patent number: 10687615
    Abstract: A lifting table includes a lifting mechanism, a base, an upper tabletop and a tabletop mounting frame assembly; the lifting mechanism includes a plurality sections of lifting columns and a controller, and the lifting columns are matched and connected with one another; the base is installed at a bottom of the lifting mechanism, the controller is hidden in the base and connected with buttons on the tabletop mounting frame assembly; the upper tabletop and the tabletop mounting frame assembly are both installed on lifting columns, and the tabletop mounting frame assembly is located below the upper tabletop; through selection of buttons on the tabletop mounting frame assembly, a signal is sent to the controller so that the controller drives the lifting columns to stretch out or draw back and hence to drive the upper tabletop and the tabletop mounting frame assembly to raise up or lower down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jianjun Yu, Xinfeng Zhang, Jiandong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10677518
    Abstract: A refrigerator according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a cabinet; a door; a shelf supporting arm; a shelf assembly; and a withdrawing mechanism for allowing a shelf to be withdrawn forward when the door is pivoted, wherein the withdrawing mechanism includes a sliding member, a link member, and a connector for selectively connecting the slide member and the shelf. The connector includes: a connecting unit selectively inserted into a receiving groove formed in the sliding member and having a first inclined face formed on one side thereof; and an actuation unit having a second inclined face formed on one end thereof to contact the first inclined face, wherein when the actuation unit moves toward the rear side of the cabinet, the second inclined face moves along the first inclined face so that the connecting unit moves to be separated from the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyokku Kwon, Seonil Yu
  • Patent number: 10677514
    Abstract: A refrigerator door bin assembly includes a door liner defining a first side wall defining a supporting base extending from the first side wall. The supporting base defines a locking channel therein. The assembly further includes a bin body defining a first outer wall facing and positioned adjacent to the first side wall of the door liner. The first outer wall of the bin body defines an alignment channel receiving the supporting base therein. A locking rib extends within the alignment channel to engage with the locking channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Edson Isaltino Bento, Luiz Afrânio Alves Ferreira, Guilherme Nehring, Ademar Testoni
  • Patent number: 10670331
    Abstract: A securing assembly which can present and secure a tablet computer for example in a door of a refrigerator includes a receiving space for securing a display of the computer. At least one limiting opening and at least one slot are defined in one of the securing assembly or the display, the other one comprises at least one limiting post and at least one latch. The at least one limiting post is latched to the at least one limiting opening, the at least one latch is latched to the at least one slot, thereby securing the display to the securing assembly in a first direction. A refrigerator employing the securing assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Chun Yeh, Peng Deng
  • Patent number: 10655906
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided with first gasket and second gasket. First gasket is provided on door, and when door is closed, first gasket makes contact with refrigerator main body and closes the storage compartment. Second gasket is provided with heat insulator, and is provided on refrigerator main body on the storage compartment side relative to the location where first gasket adheres. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve refrigerator that can suppress reduction in cooling efficiency due to second gasket heated by heat dissipation pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Okazaki, Terutsugu Segawa, Yasuhiro Asaida
  • Patent number: 10646032
    Abstract: An adjustable desk mountable workstation (90) comprising: a platform (12) adapted to support a computer keyboard thereon; and a pair of symmetrically opposed legs (91) for standing or mounting on a desk and on which the platform (12) is mounted, the legs (91) being adjustable so as to alter the height of the platform (12) above the desk, each leg (91) having outer and inner ends, wherein adjustment of the legs (91) involves concomitant pivoting without displacement at their respective outer ends and pivoting plus horizontal displacement at their respective inner ends, thereby altering the height of the platform (91) with respect to the desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Movi Workspace Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Angelini, Robert Sim
  • Patent number: 10638836
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism includes a first component, a second component, an adjusting element, and a structure. The adjusting element is arranged on the first component. The structure is arranged on the second component. The adjusting element and the structure include a first feature and a second feature respectively, wherein the first and the second features correspond to each other. When the adjusting element is operated, the first feature and the second feature work with each other to longitudinally displace, and thereby adjust, the second component and the first component with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 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, Yue-Hua Tang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10638833
    Abstract: A system for workstation power trough including: a planar body; an access through the planar body, the access comprising a slot, an opening, and a plurality of first notches; a panel adapted to fit within the opening; and a power trough connected to a bottom surface of the planar body, the power trough configured to enclose a power unit; whereby a cable may be routed through the access and coupled to the power unit. A method of using a workstation power trough comprising the steps of rotating the panel to an open position, routing a first end of the cable through the access into the power trough, coupling the first end of the cable to the power unit, rotating the panel to a closed position, sliding the cable along the slot, and securing the cable into one of the plurality of first notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Bernard Brucha
  • Patent number: 10634384
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: a front panel arranged on a front side of an indoor unit body and having a flat shaped front surface; and a design cover mounted on a front side of the front panel and including an upper design cover and a lower design cover formed separately from the upper design cover, the front panel including: a recess formed to be recessed from the front side to a back side in a center of the front panel in an up-and-down direction in front view, and extending from an inner side of a left end portion of the front panel to an inner side of a right end portion of the front panel; an air inlet formed below the recess; a left-hand recess side portion; and a right-hand recess side portion. The left-hand recess side portion is flat and flush with flat surfaces above and below the left-hand recess side portion, the right-hand recess side portion is flat and flush with flat surfaces above and below the right-hand recess side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ishikawa, Akimoto Suzuki, Masahide Kinami, Hisanori Ikeda, Youhei Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10624452
    Abstract: A catering shelving system is disclosed with a series of shelves in order to assist caters in transporting food from one location to another. The shelving system racks may be detachable or pivotally attached through the use of rotation mechanisms for easy break down and storage. The shelving system may accommodate a series of different types of pans of all shapes, sizes, and weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Perry
  • Patent number: 10625864
    Abstract: A method of making a support arm includes heating a mold to a glass transition temperature of a thermoplastic material; injecting the thermoplastic material comprising a filler into the mold and allowing the thermoplastic material to conform to the mold; cooling the mold to an ejection temperature to form the support arm; and ejecting the support arm from the mold; wherein a cross-section of the support arm taken along a line from an inner edge to an outer edge of the support arm comprises a first “U” shaped portion and a second “U” shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Anil Tiwari, Harindranath K. Sharma, Norberto Robalo
  • Patent number: 10627156
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes: a cabinet; a front panel door part; a drawer part configured to be connected to the front panel door part and to insert into and withdraw from the cabinet based on movement of the front panel door part relative to the cabinet; a support member located in the drawer part and configured to seat an object stored in the drawer part; and an elevation device that is located at each of a first side surface of the drawer part and a second side surface of the drawer part, that is configured to be coupled to each of a first side of the support member and a second side of the support member, and that is configured to elevate the support member relative to the drawer part in a state in which the drawer part is withdrawn from a lower storage space defined in the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Daekil Kang
  • Patent number: 10625649
    Abstract: A tray table assembly including a main table and a table extension deployable from a stowed position below the main table to a deployed position laterally adjacent the main table. The main table and the table extension are coupled through an intermediate support slidably coupled to each of the main table and the table extension. The deploy the table extension, the table extension slides relative to the intermediate support and the intermediate support slides relative to the main table to increase the total surface area of the table top as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler P. Buchanan, Joseph M. Stuttgen, Ryan J. Suhre
  • Patent number: 10610012
    Abstract: A shelving system includes first and second side members. A cross member is coupled to the side members. A guide member is coupled to the cross member such that the guide member is movable relative to the cross member. A container including a rail is coupled to the guide member. The rail includes a first locking element and a second locking element that is connected to the first locking element. The container includes a handle having a third locking element that engages the first locking element. The locking elements are configured to move the container between a first orientation in which the container is provisionally fixed to the guide member and a second orientation in which the container can translate relative to the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Charles L. Hanley, Andrew DeJana
  • Patent number: 10598425
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lifting apparatus and refrigerator having the same, by which a driving motor to generate driving force to vertically move a basket may be miniaturized and the load of the driving motor may be reduced. A refrigerator includes a main body, a storeroom formed inside the main body with an open front, a drawer slidingly coupled with the main body to open or close the storeroom and provided at a lower side thereof with a basket having storage space, and a lifting apparatus moving the basket vertically, wherein the lifting apparatus includes a driving motor, a driving shaft rotated by the driving motor, a lifting unit moving the basket vertically by means of rotational force of the driving shaft, and a coil spring coupled to the driving shaft and transferring energy in a direction in which the driving shaft is rotated to reduce a load of the driving motor, when the driving shaft is rotated to move the basket upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Seung Choi, Min Soo Kim, Sung Jin Park