Patents Examined by Janet M. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8573715
    Abstract: A dispenser cabinet for holding and dispensing paper toweling or other paper sheet material includes a front dispenser cabinet portion and a rear dispenser cabinet portion. Hinge receptacles are attached to both left and right side walls of the dispenser cabinet portions and hinges are selectively alternatively positionable in the hinge receptacles to allow the hinge connection between the dispenser cabinet portions to be changed between left and right side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Steven M. Slye
  • Patent number: 6000769
    Abstract: A computer front cover mounting arrangement includes two doorposts fixedly fastened to two opposite vertical lateral sides of the face panel of a computer mainframe, each door post having two pivot shafts at top and bottom sides, and a front cover releasably coupled to the doorposts and covered on the face panel and selectively openable from the face panel from the left side or the right side, the front cover having backward coupling flanges in four corners, each coupling flange having a circular recess for coupling with one pivot shaft, and a guide groove for guiding the corresponding pivot shaft into coupling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Enlight Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 5913584
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable shelf for a refrigerator includes a mounting assembly which cooperates with a pair of vertically extending tracks to position the adjustable shelf at a plurality of predetermined positions, a support assembly is carried by the mounting assembly and movable relative to the mounting assembly so that the support assembly can be positioned at each position between the plurality of predetermined positions, and an encapsulated shelf carried by the support assembly. The mounting assembly has a pair of vertical rack gears and a pair of track mounting brackets which engage the tracks. The support assembly includes a knob centrally located at a forward end of the shelf and a gear box connecting the knob with the rack gears so that the support assembly moves relative to the mounting assembly when the knob is turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Swindell, Curtis W. Sisson, Daniel James Ocharzak
  • Patent number: 5799802
    Abstract: Stemmed glassware separators including a plurality of separators. Each of the separators have a T-shaped upper portion and an arcuate lower portion. Each of the separators are slidably disposed within a hanging wine rack between two wine glasses hanging therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventors: Carl F. Delia, Barbara A. Delia
  • Patent number: 5779354
    Abstract: A modular support structure for lighting apparatuses, as well as other electrical and electronic devices and their relative instrumentation, comprising a plurality of modular elements (1) having a box-like form with an open main face (2), through which the devices are visible, as well as a series of consecutive faces (6,7,8) which are angled in succession and form connection surfaces for adjacent modular elements. Modular element (1) preferably comprises a first pair of faces (6) orthogonal to the main face, a second pair of faces (7) consecutive with the first pair of faces and angled with respect to them and a third face (8) which unites the two faces of the second pair and is substantially parallel to the main face. Preferably, the faces of the first and second pairs (6,7) form an angle of about whereas the faces of the second pair (7) are angled by about with the third face (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Paolo Targetti
  • Patent number: 5775787
    Abstract: A pull-out guide assembly for use on each of opposite sides of a drawer for guiding the movement of the drawer into and out of the body of an article of furniture includes a supporting rail to be mounted on a respective side of the body of the article of furniture, a pull-out rail to be mounted on a respective side of the drawer and a center rail positioned between the rails for enabling relative longitudinal movement therebetween. A recess is formed in the front end of the center rail. A stop member operative between the pull-out rail and the center rail limits the extent of longitudinal movement of the pull-out rail relative to the center rail in a direction of extraction of the pull-out rail from the center rail. The stop member is a lug projecting horizontally underneath the center rail and a tiltable flap situated above the center rail. In the retaining position the horizontal lug is positioned underneath the recess in the center rail, the recess being open solely to the bottom of the center rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Ingo Gasser
  • Patent number: 5746330
    Abstract: A tool rack assembly is provided which permits compact storage of tools above a work bench area. The assembly has a frame and a plurality of panels. The frame may be attached to a workshop wall by securing the frame to wall studs. The panels each have a top pin which is positioned within a top hole of the frame, and each have a bottom pin which is positioned within a bottom hole of the frame. The top holes are preferably forwardly and downwardly sloped and have larger diameters than that of the top pins for each insertion of the top pins into the top holes and for gravitational biting of the top pins by the top holes. The top and bottom holes are preferably arranged in a V shaped orientation with forward most center holes. The assembly provides compact and convenient storage of tools and easy insertion and removal of the panels into the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Geno DiBetta
  • Patent number: 5718493
    Abstract: A cabinet construction system comprises a rail member mountable to a fixed support surface from which are suspended end panels by mail mounting brackets at a desired spacing. Floor and top panels are inserted between the end panels to space the end panels on the rail member to define a compartment. Connection brackets are used to secure the spacing floor and top panels to the end panels. The connection brackets are designed to quickly and efficiently lock together the component parts of the cabinets. The brackets are designed so that they are not secured by fasteners that screw directly into the panels. The brackets provide a strong and reliable interconnection of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: Gerhard Nikolai
  • Patent number: 5716115
    Abstract: A selectively removable door assembly is provided for completing an air filter housing having a series of interconnected walls for enclosing an air filter, certain of the walls being formed with retaining pockets. The door assembly comprises a door having a main portion and opposed end portions. Each of the end portions is provided with a ridge engageable with a respective one of the pockets on the walls for retaining the door on the housing. At least one of the ridges is resiliently and slidably mounted on the door in a biased snap-fit in its respective pocket such that pushing against the bias of the resiliently mounted ridge will permit movement of the other ridge out of its respective pocket and allow the removal of the door to access the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Research Products Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Anoszko
  • Patent number: 5715948
    Abstract: A CD rack includes at least two parts and each of the two parts has four connections, a first connection, a second connection, a third connection and a fourth connection. Each of the connections has a first tube extending upwardly therefrom and each of the first tubes has an inserting portion extending downwardly therefrom so that the inserting portions of one part are sized to be received in the first tubes of another part. The first connection and the second connection are located on one of two sides of the respective part and the third connection and the fourth connection are located on the other side of the respective part. Each of the first connection and the second connection has a second tube extending laterally from the respective first tube thereof and each of the third connection and the fourth connection has a third tube extending laterally from the respective first tube thereof so that the third tubes in one part are sized to be received in the second tubes of another part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: Chun-jen Hung
  • Patent number: 5704699
    Abstract: A modular easily assembled cabinet system includes components in kit form including generally rectangular base, top, side and back members, and four elongated corner post or upright members. The corner post members each define an external longitudinal corner and internally facing longitudinal channels. The opposite ends of each post member define connector ends having transverse recesses adapted to receive tongue portions of connector sites formed on each corner of the base and top members. During assembly, vertical lateral edges of the side members are received within channels in the corner posts, and upper and lower edges are inserted into channels formed in the base and top members. Fasteners releasably secure the connector site tongues within the corner post recesses. A door may be hinged between the base and top members. The base, top and door may be formed of blow molded plastic, with the base and top members being configured to enable nesting of cabinets in vertically stacked relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Tratec Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Pagelow, John E. Whalen, Daniel R. Bullis, Jr., Douglas E. Seals
  • Patent number: 5690036
    Abstract: A table provided with a cup-holding through-hole, which comprises a table plate; a through-hole formed in the table plate; a bag having an open top fixed along the periphery of the through-hole; and a bottom member attached to a bottom of the bag for receiving a cup or the like and adapted to be detachably fitted in the cup-holding through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Eifuku Sangyo Co., LTD
    Inventor: Akira Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5690038
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for selectively securing a shelf separator array to display shelves includes a plurality of openings formed in the shelves, and resilient clips that are securable both to the separator structure and in the clips. In the first form the clips are provided with resilient split retaining clamps engageable to the extrusion forming the separator structure and resilient opposing projections conformed for receipt in a selected opening. In another form, the extrusion forming the separator structure includes a groove formed longitudinally therein in which fitted portions of the clips are slidably received. The projections depending from the fitted portions are then useful for insertion in a selected opening in the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventors: William Merit, Jo Merit
  • Patent number: 5516201
    Abstract: A device with a concealed mechanism and visible shelves is arranged on two vertical planes (1 and 2), one in front of the other, parallel to the rear of the shelves. The rear plane (1) supports the mechanism while the front plane (2) serves to support the shelves mounted on rotary supports (14). The shelves are horizontally supported by two distinct and symmetrical slides in which run rollers carrying the shelf supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Marc Rotceig
  • Patent number: 5505534
    Abstract: A wire drawer with a ribbon shaped upper rim. A guide roller is attached to the rim at each of two adjacent corners. To carry this roller, the rim is bent down at the corner to make a lug which is perpendicular to the plane of the rim. The axle of the roller is attached in a central area of this lug to hold the roller within the outer edge of the rim, but extending above its upper level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Per T. Laenn, Sven O. Haugen