Patents Examined by Janet M. Wilkens
  • Patent number: 11147365
    Abstract: A blow-molded plastic structure, such as a table top, may include an undercut. For example, the table top may include a frame receiving portion and a frame connecting structure with an undercut may be disposed in the frame receiving portion. A first portion of the frame may contact or engage the frame connecting structure when the frame is connected to the table top. In an exemplary embodiment, a first side of the frame receiving portion may include a first frame connecting portion with an undercut and a second side of the frame receiving portion may include a second frame connecting portion with an undercut. The first frame connecting portion with an undercut may be disposed on an opposing surface from the second frame connecting portion with an undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jones, Charles Monsen, Kevin Boydston, Frank Clegg
  • Patent number: 11147366
    Abstract: A desktop workspace that adjusts vertically includes a work surface platform, a base configured to sit on an existing platform, such as a desk, a height adjustable mechanism including at least one set of arms that connect at a pivot point(s) creating a scissoring motion to raise and lower the said work surface platform to various heights. A locking and unlocking mechanism may connect to the height adjustable mechanism. In some cases, the apparatus includes an adjustable mechanism to support items such as a keyboard. In some cases, the apparatus includes elements to raise items such as a monitor to an additional height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Office Kick, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Mark Poniatowski
  • Patent number: 11140977
    Abstract: A desktop workspace that adjusts vertically includes a work surface platform, a base configured to sit on an existing platform, such as a desk, a height adjustable mechanism including at least one set of arms that connect at a pivot point(s) creating a scissoring motion to raise and lower the said work surface platform to various heights. A locking and unlocking mechanism may connect to the height adjustable mechanism. In some cases, the apparatus includes an adjustable mechanism to support items such as a keyboard. In some cases, the apparatus includes elements to raise items such as a monitor to an additional height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Office Kick, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Mark Poniatowski
  • Patent number: 11134774
    Abstract: A desktop workspace that adjusts vertically includes a work surface platform, a base configured to sit on an existing platform, such as a desk, a height adjustable mechanism including at least one set of arms that connect at a pivot point(s) creating a scissoring motion to raise and lower the said work surface platform to various heights. A locking and unlocking mechanism may connect to the height adjustable mechanism. In some cases, the apparatus includes an adjustable mechanism to support items such as a keyboard. In some cases, the apparatus includes elements to raise items such as a monitor to an additional height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Office Kick, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Mark Poniatowski
  • Patent number: 11134773
    Abstract: A desktop workspace that adjusts vertically includes a work surface platform, a base configured to sit on an existing platform, such as a desk, a height adjustable mechanism including at least one set of arms that connect at a pivot point(s) creating a scissoring motion to raise and lower the said work surface platform to various heights. A locking and unlocking mechanism may connect to the height adjustable mechanism. In some cases, the apparatus includes an adjustable mechanism to support items such as a keyboard. In some cases, the apparatus includes elements to raise items such as a monitor to an additional height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Office Kick, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Mark Poniatowski
  • Patent number: 11122895
    Abstract: A railing strut includes an end region to be connected to a wall element of the drawer. The railing strut, on the end region, includes a locking device having a locking element to be engaged with the wall element for locking the railing strut. The railing strut further includes a movably mounted actuating element, and the locking element can be moved by applying a force to the actuating element into a release position in which the locking between the railing strut and the wall element can be released when the railing strut is in a locked condition with the wall element. The actuating element, when the railing strut is locked to the wall element, is accessible for manual actuation and can be directly actuated, so that the locking between the railing strut and the wall element can be released by manual actuation of the actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Kampl
  • Patent number: 11116313
    Abstract: A foldable storage rack, including side frames, connecting arms and shelves. When unfolded, the foldable storage rack can satisfy a user's storage needs, and when the foldable storage rack is being transported or idle, the side frames, the connecting arms and the shelves of the foldable storage rack are folded in an interlinked manner. The foldable storage rack in a folded state occupies a small space and is convenient for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Vigor Household Goods Co., Ltd
    Inventor: David Leung
  • Patent number: 11116317
    Abstract: A floating shelf includes a plank shelf, and a floating shelf bracket, configured to support the plank shelf, including a connecting bar and two or more bracket arms attached to one another by the connecting bar. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be permanently attached to one another so that the floating shelf bracket is a unitary, single-piece bracket. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be removably attached to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lewis Hyman, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11111053
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pallet/dolly platform includes a top deck having a product support surface and an opposing underside. The product support surface has grommet openings extending therethrough. The underside includes pallet support leg attachment areas aligned with the grommet openings for receiving pallet support legs when configured as a pallet. Also, the underside includes dolly wheel attachment areas for receiving dolly wheels when configured as a dolly. The product support surface includes grommets inserted into the grommet openings. Each grommet includes an upper section that extends in height above the top deck to engage an underside of the pallet support legs from an identical platform stacked thereon when configured as a pallet. Also, the product support surface includes dolly wheel receiving areas aligned with the dolly wheel wells on the underside, and engage the dolly wheels from an identical platform stacked thereon when configured as a dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Bradley Wayne Daubenspeck, Daniel Aaron Gorsky, Craig Rolland Norman
  • Patent number: 11104478
    Abstract: A pallet includes a top deck that includes grommet openings extending therethrough, with each grommet opening including a recessed shelf. Pallet support legs are coupled to an underside of the top deck. Grommets are inserted into the grommet openings. Each grommet includes an upper section that includes an upper lip resting on the recessed shelf, and an outer exposed surface of the upper section extends in height above the top deck. At least one mid-section is adjacent the upper lip and extends from the upper section to an underside of the top deck. At least one lower section extends from the at least one mid-section, and includes a pair of spaced apart lower lips resting on the underside of the top deck. An outer exposed surface of the at least one lower section extends in height below the underside of the top deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Bradley Wayne Daubenspeck, Daniel Aaron Gorsky, Craig Rolland Norman
  • Patent number: 11104479
    Abstract: A pallet includes a top deck having a product support surface and an opposing underside. The product support surface has grommet openings extending therethrough, with each grommet opening including a recessed shelf. Grommets are inserted into the grommet openings. Each grommet includes an upper section comprising an upper lip resting on the recessed shelf, and an outer exposed surface of the upper section extends in height above the top deck. Pallet support legs are coupled to the underside of the top deck and are aligned with the grommets. Each pallet support leg includes a base extending across a width of the top deck. An underside of the base is configured to engage the upper sections of the grommets of an identical pallet when stacked thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Bradley Wayne Daubenspeck, Daniel Aaron Gorsky, Craig Rolland Norman
  • Patent number: 11096481
    Abstract: A table includes a table top having a frame attached to a lower surface of the table top. The table also includes a first leg having lugs and a second leg having lugs. The lugs of the first leg and the second leg are received in slots of the frame to attach the legs to the table. The legs are telescopically movable to adjust the height of the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VARIDESK, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Lio Y. Chang
  • Patent number: 11096480
    Abstract: A collapsible tray table is provided. The collapsible tray table is adapted for use in confined seating situations. The collapsible tray table is movable between a collapsed condition and at least one operable condition. The collapsible tray table may have one or more tray legs and one or more second leg portions that depend from a tray top. The tray legs and second leg portions are interchangeable for providing different operable conditions and thus elevations of the tray table relative from its footing. The tray legs and second leg portions are adapted to removably connect to the underside of the tray table in a collapsed condition, thereby minimizing the low profile of the assembly in crowded seating arrangements. The collapsible tray table may provide handles and a carrying strap for facilitating transportation and manipulation of the tray table while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Khwanda Gail Moore-Davis
  • Patent number: 11096482
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable desk benching system wherein a plurality of desks may be joined together. The vertically adjustable desks may each have a planar work surface and telescoping support legs which are operable to raise and lower the work surface. The vertically adjustable support legs may be telescoping legs. The benching system may include a main bracket which attaches to a plurality of adjoining vertically adjustable desks while a first and a second end bracket may attached front facing desks on either side of the centrally adjoining main bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SQUAREGROVE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric W. Anderson, Jon Daniel Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11089867
    Abstract: A body supported desk includes a carrier, a platform, and a plurality of hook-shaped support rods coupling the carrier with the platform. The platform further includes a plurality of substantially straight stabilizer bars and a plurality of joints each formed in part by one of the stabilizer bars and a mounting piece structured to receive one of the plurality of support rods. The plurality of joints are structured to permit a user to adjust an angle of the platform relative to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony Mosora
  • Patent number: 11092487
    Abstract: A paint color analysis station has a main body with a front exterior surface and a rear exterior surface. A paint sampling portion and a drying portion are disposed on the front exterior surface of the main body. The paint sampling portion has a paint sampling surface extending outwardly from the front exterior surface of the main body at an angle that is less than 90 degrees. The drying portion has a main body and an overhang disposed directly above the paint sampling portion. The overhang includes an opening configured to receive a drying device. At least one hanging portion and at least one storage portion are also disposed on the paint color analysis station. The at least one hanging portion and the at least one storage portion are configured to conveniently organize and house various paint analysis tools and accessories when not in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Mark W. Withrow, Douglas R. Withrow
  • Patent number: 11083294
    Abstract: Slide assemblies are performance enhanced, using unique materials and may include a plastic outer slide segment, a metal intermediate slide segment, a plastic inner slide segment, and/or a plastic chassis member. The metal intermediate slide segment may be slideable relative to the outer slide segment. The plastic inner slide segment may be slideable relative to the intermediate slide segment. The plastic chassis member may be removably coupled to the inner slide segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Jonathan Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar Sadot Borquez, Patty J. Amechi
  • Patent number: 11071375
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a folding hinge comprising an inner hinge piece and an outer hinge piece. Top edges of two side plates of the outer hinge piece are connected together by a connecting piece, and a slot is defined between the two side plates. A first end of the inner hinge piece extends into the slot and is pivotally connected to the outer hinge piece. The inner hinge piece comprises a through hole. An end portion of an inner surface of each of the two side plates respectively comprises a convex portion. The two convex portions are disposed to correspond to the through hole, and the two convex portions are clamped together through the through hole when the inner hinge piece and the outer hinge piece are unfolded. An inner surface of each of the two side plates is disposed with a plastic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 11067290
    Abstract: A cabinet and a slide rail kit thereof are disclosed. The cabinet includes an equipment body and a slide rail mechanism. The equipment body includes a first wall and a second wall. One of the first wall and the second wall is provided with a guiding path. The guiding path includes a blocking feature. The slide rail mechanism includes a supporting rail and a stop. The stop can be moved with respect to the supporting rail. When at a particular position, the stop can be blocked by the blocking feature of the guiding path to prevent the supporting rail from being displaced with respect to the equipment body from a predetermined position in a certain direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shih-Lung Huang, Cheng-I Hsu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11060337
    Abstract: A pivot drive for a movable piece of furniture has an actuating arm which is mounted so that it can be pivoted about an axis of rotation, a spring assembly having at least one spring guided linearly in one working direction and a pressure-exerting component connected to the spring assembly and movable along a control curve, and a housing on or in which the pivot drive is mounted and a piece of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hettich-ONI GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Sobolewski, Michael Tasche, Gerhard Goetz