Patents Examined by Janet M. Wilkens
  • Patent number: 10350020
    Abstract: A staging tray has a bracket with a hook and a bumper. The hook and bumper are configured to be removably engaged with a lipped tray. A pivot mechanism pivotably connects the bracket to the staging tray. The pivot mechanism is selectively positionable into a plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Geiger
  • Patent number: 10349736
    Abstract: A table elevating device includes: a table, formed with a bottom surface, a first side edge and a second side edge spaced away from the first side edge; a support mechanism, vertically disposed for supporting the table, and at least including an electric pushing rod used for driving the support mechanism to be elevated; a driver, served to drive the electric pushing rod to be operated via electric power; and a controller, including a case body having a first case part and a second case part and disposed on the bottom surface, and a control circuit unit electrically connected to the driver; wherein, the second case part is formed with an expansion hole oriented to face the second side edge along an extending direction defined from the interior towards the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TIMOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuan-Shu Tseng, Chung-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 10342341
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a blocking structure and a locking member. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail. The blocking structure is mounted to the first rail. The locking member is movably mounted to the second rail and configured to abut against the blocking structure, in order to prevent the second rail from being moved relative to the first rail from a retracted position along an opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Kai-Wen Yu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10343816
    Abstract: A pallet includes a main extension member and support members. The main extension member includes a rotary sleeve and two threaded bars, which are respectively inserted into the rotary sleeve through two ends of the rotary sleeve to be connected in a rotatable manner through threading engagement. The support members each include first and second support elements pivoted to each other. An end of each threaded bar that is distant from the rotary sleeve is pivotally connected to the pivotal connection between the first and second support elements. Rotation of the rotary sleeve allows for adjustment of a distance between the two threaded bars to change a bending condition therebetween so as to vary a size of the pallet. The variation of the size of the pallet is thus made flexible to suit the need for transportation of products of various sizes and thus saving costs of transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zhongjie Liu, Liang Yue
  • Patent number: 10335671
    Abstract: A child protective entertainment and dining accessory includes a base tray selectively attachable to and detachable from a dining table and configured to support at least one of food and drink for a child, and a rail elevated above and supported by the base tray onto which to secure one or more toys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Sarah Pleasants
  • Patent number: 10334966
    Abstract: Interlocking panels are assembled to form modules, and the modules are assembled to form a modular display case, for displaying, transporting and storing objects such as models, display items or valuable collectibles. The interlocking panels include interlocking side edge ball key tab including a resilient, compressible ball key, and ports for removably receiving the ball key tab and ball key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Adair
  • Patent number: 10334944
    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: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEJANA TRUCK & UTILITY EQUIPMENT
    Inventor: Charles L. Hanley
  • Patent number: 10327544
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an adjustable ergonomic workstation that includes first platform and a second platform that is coupled to and positioned below the first platform, wherein the first platform may be moved between at least a lowered position and a first raised position and wherein the coupling of the second platform to the first platform includes a tilt adjustment assembly wherein the second platform may be adjusted between at least a first angular position and a second angular position relative to the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Leonard Blackburn
  • Patent number: 10314397
    Abstract: A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle, into which a web-shaped holding part can be inserted, wherein a self-locking clamping element is provided at the receptacle, by means of which the holding part is secured in a clamping manner against being pulled out. As a result, a particularly stable fixation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Stuffel, Juergen Weidlich, Helmut Meyer, Christoph Kursawe
  • Patent number: 10314399
    Abstract: A storage container that has a container housing in which at least one receiving compartment is formed, and a drawer element which can be pulled out and retracted is located in the receiving compartment. Pull out-limiting means prevent the drawer element from being accidentally pulled out beyond a maximum pull-out operating position. The pull out-limiting means have stop tongues which can be pivoted against lateral outer wall sections of the drawer element by means of elastic deformation and each of which includes a stop protrusion that protrudes outwards. A counter stop edge which is arranged on the container housing is located in the pull-out path of each stop protrusion. If the drawer element is pulled out completely, the stop tongues can be bent by being manually acted upon such that the respective stop protrusion can pass by the counter stop edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TTS TOOLTECHNIC SYSTEMS AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Markus Barabeisch
  • Patent number: 10316584
    Abstract: A bathroom vanity with a retractable step is disclosed herein. The bathroom vanity includes a cabinet body portion including a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls, and defining a bottom recess with an open bottom; and a retractable step slidingly coupled to the cabinet body portion and being displaceable between a stowed position where the retractable step is disposed within the bottom recess of the cabinet body portion and an extended position where the retractable step extends outwardly from a front of the cabinet body portion so as to provide a step for a user of the bathroom vanity, the retractable step being configured to slide along a floor on which the bathroom vanity is disposed when the retractable step is displaced, and at least a portion of the retractable step being configured to contact the floor when the retractable step is displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sunjoy Industries Group Ltd.
    Inventor: John David Cooper
  • Patent number: 10314191
    Abstract: A bent part (42) extends from an edge part of a wall part (41) being parallel to the direction of insertion of a rail part (90a). The bent part (42) has an arm part (42a) extending in a direction crossing the direction of insertion, and a contact surface part (42b) extending from the arm part (42a) in a direction crossing the direction of the arm part (42a). An opening of a slit (43) formed between the wall part (41) and the bent part (42) faces an opening of a cutout (61) into which the rail part (91a) is to be inserted. The contact surface part (42b) is sloped such that the rail part (90a) is slidingly guided into the slit (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuqiang Han, Naoki Numata
  • Patent number: 10314197
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly for a rack system is configured to mount a chassis to a rack. A fixing member is arranged on one side of the chassis. The slide rail assembly comprises a guide rail having a first rail section, a second rail section and a third rail section. The first rail section is configured to support a portion of the chassis. A path is defined between the second rail section and the third rail section for allowing the fixing member on the chassis to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10306977
    Abstract: A height adjustable desk including a desktop which engages with a pair of base supports by a pair of X-shaped frames and is adjustable between a fully raised position and a fully lowered position. The pair of X-shaped frames each has a first arm and a second arm. The pair of base supports each has a first biasing member which is configured to bias the corresponding second arm upwards to move the desktop towards the fully raised position, and a second biasing member which is configured to bias the corresponding first arm upwards to move the desktop towards the fully raised position. A pair of height adjustment members is provided on an underside of the desktop, each of which includes a handle, a guiding member, a connecting piece connected to the handle via a linkage mechanism and a biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Tsang Wing Wong
  • Patent number: 10299587
    Abstract: A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle, into which a web-shaped holding part can be inserted, wherein a self-locking clamping element is provided at the receptacle, by means of which the holding part is secured in a clamping manner against being pulled out. As a result, a particularly stable fixation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Stuffel, Marvin Buhmeier
  • Patent number: 10301028
    Abstract: An aircraft tray table assembly includes a recessed storage compartment covered by a pivoting lid which becomes an integral part of the tray table surface upon closing. A mirror may be fixedly attached to the inside of the lid. A passenger may be provided a mirror surface by flipping open the pivoting lid when positioned in a passenger seat within an aircraft. A retractor may be configured to closing of the pivoting lid when a passenger manually translates the tray table into a stowed position, thereby avoiding contact of the deployed lid with aircraft fixture surfaces proximate the stowed position of the tray table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Stephens, Robert D. Wilkey, Robert J. Henshaw, Francis Xavier L. Garing, Alexander Nicholas Pozzi
  • Patent number: 10285498
    Abstract: A power access door assembly for use with a worksurface includes a frame configured to be received within an opening of the worksurface, a hinge coupled to the frame, and a door coupled to the hinge for movement relative to the frame. The door is movable relative to the frame between a first position, in which the door is positioned within a perimeter of the frame and substantially blocks access to the opening, a second position, in which the door is pivoted open relative to the frame, and a third position, in which the door is moved outside the perimeter of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Jeptha Cohen, David Johnson, Michael Katje, Robert Hutton
  • Patent number: 10285495
    Abstract: A portable desk tray table, which has at least one clamp assembly, a frame assembly, and a table assembly. The at least one clamp assembly has an upper jaw and a lower jaw. The frame assembly has an upper rod, a lower rod, and first and second laterals rods with respective table supports. The at least one clamp assembly is mounted onto the frame assembly. The frame assembly further has a collapsible bracket coupled to the lower rod. The table assembly has an upper face and a lower face and is coupled to the frame assembly through the table supports. The lower face has first and second sets of tension holders to secure the collapsible bracket. The table assembly is collapsible and the at least one clamp assembly mounts onto an elongated structure which is secured by the upper jaw and the lower jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Valme, Ian Eugene Woodson
  • Patent number: 10285500
    Abstract: A device for fixing a push element, in particular a drawer box to a rail of a pull-out guide, the device comprising a clamping mechanism with a receptacle, into which a web-shaped holding part can be inserted, wherein a self-locking clamping element is provided at the receptacle, by which the holding part is secured in a clamping manner against being pulled out. In this way, a particularly stable fixation of the drawer box to a pull-out guide can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Stuffel, Juergen Weidlich, Marvin Buhmeier, Helmut Meyer, Bernd Meyer
  • Patent number: 10286542
    Abstract: A storage container including a modular container housing that includes a plurality of housing modules which are placed on top of each other in a vertical direction and are coupled to each other in pairs. Housing modules that are placed immediately on top of each other jointly delimit a slot for an extractable and insertable tray element. Each of the housing modules has a horizontal module wall which runs transversely to the vertical direction and from which a lateral module wall extends upward. At least one slot is laterally delimited by a lateral slot wall which is composed of a combination of an upward-extending upper lateral module wall of a bottom housing module and a downward-extending lower lateral module wall of a top housing module that is placed on the bottom housing module, the lower lateral module wall being coupled to the aforementioned upper lateral module wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TTS TOOLTECHNIC SYSTEMS AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Markus Barabeisch