Patents Examined by Jose V. Chen
  • Patent number: 10779647
    Abstract: An office furniture component provides an enclosure defining an interior work space, the enclosure having at least three walls and one or more open sides via which the interior work space may be accessed. A flat work surface may be provided within the interior space. Electronic systems may be installed within the furniture component, such as display screens, cameras, and lighting systems. A lighting controller may implement contextual lighting to vary work space illumination in response to occupant use of the work space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEW DEAL DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Gadi Amit
  • Patent number: 10780906
    Abstract: A dolly for transporting products thereon, the dolly comprising a top with a product support surface and an opposing underside, a plurality of casters provided on the underside, two of the casters being swivel casters configured to rotate relative to the product support surface; biasing means configured to bias a wheel of each swivel caster towards a first equilibrium position. A plurality of reinforcing ribs provided on the underside; wherein at least one of the reinforcing ribs is a curved reinforcing rib, and; the at least one curved reinforcing rib extends from a first caster mounting area to a second caster mounting area. Further including, a dolly carrier pallet comprising a pallet provided with a dolly receiving layer, wherein the dolly receiving layer is provided with generally rectangular wheel receiving recesses for receiving swivel casters and is provided with generally rectangular wheel receiving recesses for receiving fixed casters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Sanjiv Takyar, Karl Michael Wesson, Andy Cope
  • Patent number: 10779682
    Abstract: Embodiments of a side shelf for coupling to an outdoor cooking station configured to control placement of objects adjacent a cooking surface of the outdoor cooking station. The side shelf includes an upward facing flat surface extending to a front periphery, a rear periphery, an outer periphery and an inner periphery. Further, the upward facing flat surface includes an upstanding elongated ridge, the upstanding elongated ridge extending above the upward facing flat surface and extending at least partially along the inner periphery of the upward facing flat surface. With this arrangement, the upstanding elongated ridge extends to define a set-back from the cooking surface for controlled placement of the objects on the upward facing flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: North Atlantic Imports, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Dahle, Steve L. Puertas, Jeffrey D. Clark
  • Patent number: 10779638
    Abstract: A table arrangement includes a height adjustment mechanisms for movement of one or more height adjustable tabletops. When more than one tabletop is present, each of the tabletops can be independently moveable. Embodiments of the table arrangement can be configured so that a user can manipulate an actuation mechanism to have the tabletop automatically moved to a pre-selected position without the user having to manually control the actuation mechanism to cause the tabletop to move to that pre-selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Lee
  • Patent number: 10779640
    Abstract: A desk includes a frame, a coupled to the frame, and a height adjustable support column assembly coupled to the frame with a lower mounting member extending under a bottom edge of the skin and an upper mounting member extending over a top edge of the skin. A worksurface is coupled to the support column assembly and is cantilevered outwardly relative to the support column assembly. A power grommet embedded in the worksurface includes a housing, at least a first and second outlet block disposed in the housing, and a lid pivotally connected to the housing. The lid is pivotable between an open position, wherein the first and second outlet blocks are exposed along a top of the housing, and a closed position, wherein the first outlet block is exposed along a top of the housing and the second outlet block is covered by the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: John Allen, Matthew Buist, Colin Cote, Megan Grygiel, Bradley Youngs, Bryan Wahlfield
  • Patent number: 10773855
    Abstract: A pallet includes a base layer and a cargo layer. The cargo layer includes a pair of spaced apart end deck boards, and intermediate deck boards between the pair of spaced apart end deck boards. Each end deck board and an immediately adjacent intermediate deck board are butted against one another. Spaced apart support blocks are coupled between the base and cargo layers and forming a gap therebetween for receiving a lifting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel J Lantz, Eric Kumor
  • Patent number: 10773627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seat levelling support device for providing a substantially flat surface to support at least one item thereon. The device is for use in vehicle seats. The device includes a spring which has a substantially flat top edge and a contoured bottom edge configured to conform with the contours of the vehicle seat. The spring has a collapsible configuration, wherein in the extended configuration of the device, the top edges of the spring define a substantially flat surface for supporting things thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Leslie McGaughey
  • Patent number: 10758037
    Abstract: A desk has legs at or near opposite lateral sides of the desk, feet, each mounted to a lower end of one of the legs and projecting from the leg to which it is mounted in at least a forward or rearward direction, a profile extending from one of the legs to the opposite one of the legs and mounted to upper end portions of the legs; and a desktop panel supported by the profile. The legs are coupled to the profile by twist lock connections. The twist lock connections are each locked or lockable against axial dislodgement by twisting of at least an end part of the leg relative to the profile about a center line of the leg. The profile projects from the legs in the rearward direction more than in the forward direction. A rearwardly projecting portion of the profile supporting the panel from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OAHWIP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Thomas Lambertus van Hooft, Tristan Margareth Raphael Petronella Frencken
  • Patent number: 10758038
    Abstract: An article of furniture can include a flipping actuation mechanism. A privacy screen apparatus can also be connectable to the article of furniture. The flipping actuation mechanism and the privacy screen apparatus can each be configured to facilitate flipping and stacking or nesting of tables or other types of articles of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Ruzicka, Mark P. Scafini
  • Patent number: 10759041
    Abstract: A portable workbench assembly includes a table. Objects may be positioned on the table thereby facilitating the objects to be accessible. A handle is hingedly coupled to the table thereby facilitating the table to be carried. A pair of stands is provided and each of the stands is hingedly coupled to the table. Each of the stands is selectively positioned in a deployed position to abut a support surface. Each of the stands is selectively positioned in a stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Owen Cindric, Brett White
  • Patent number: 10750854
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a table top, a leg and a worktable comprising a table top and legs. The table top has a honeycomb structure which extends along a main extension plane of the table top, with one or more areas being cut out from the honeycomb structure in accordance with a predetermined layout for receiving electrical and/or mechanical components. The leg has one or more decorative elements each having an areal main extension, the one or more decorative elements extending along their areal main dimensions over at least part of the surface of the leg and being fixed to the leg. Further, a worktable having such a table top and such a leg is described. A system comprising a worktable with a table top and legs of this type as well as a packaging for packing the worktable is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAASA LIVING AG
    Inventor: Stephan Egger
  • Patent number: 10750865
    Abstract: A protective cover apparatus that disposes around a furniture member is provided. The apparatus includes a pair of deformable panels coupled together. Each panel has an outer covering with an inner cavity and an inner assembly disposed therein. Each outer covering in the pair of panels has a front face, a rear face, a top face, a bottom face and a pair of side faces. The first side face of the first panel is coupled to one of the pair of side faces in the second panel, and the second side face of the first panel is coupled to another one of the pair of side faces in the second panel to form a connected panel assembly. The connected panel assembly is disposed around the furniture member so that the pair of panels conform to and extend along the perimeter of the furniture member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: R Deborah Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Roxane Deborah Harper
  • Patent number: 10752399
    Abstract: A box pallet (1) comprising at least one base (4) and an articulated belt (5), the box pallet (1) being convertible between a loading configuration in which the belt (5) is unfolded and erected on the base (4) so as to form a storage volume and an empty transport configuration in which the belt (5) is folded and laid flat on the base (4); characterised in that it comprises at least one articulated bottom panel (10) that bears on the base (4) and is capable of forming a wedge for a bulky object, such as a motor vehicle seat, that needs to be loaded into the storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CORPLEX FRANCE WORMHOUT
    Inventor: Benjamin Vandecasteele
  • Patent number: 10753674
    Abstract: A refrigerator shelf includes a frame having laterally spaced-apart first and second side members, defining opposite first and second ends defining first and second portions of a front edge profile of the refrigerator shelf, respectively. A medial member extends between the first and second side members at respective locations between the first and second ends. A first substrate is received between the first and second side members, defines a first edge, and is moveable between an extended position with the first edge adjacent the first ends of the first and second members and a tucked position with the front edge spaced away from the first ends. A trim member extends along an edge of the second substrate and defines a third portion of the front edge profile that is aligned with and physically engages with the first and second portions when the second substrate is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jakub Brzezina, Marek Gorzelanczyk, Maurizio Valle, Alberto Galizia, Karolina Rubaszewska
  • Patent number: 10736419
    Abstract: A portable work support device and support for a key board and a pointing device, such as a mouse, for use by occupants of reclining capable office chairs having an adjustable fitted footrest assembly connected to the chair that will provide the seated chair user the ability to achieve a desired pelvis/feet triangulation stabilization effect while reclined by having the seated user's feet placed correctly in an attached footrest thereby producing a tactile input or cue that will lead to the desired muscle or motor output, causing the seated user to actually sit all the way back in the chair, and to be in a posture biomechanically neutral for using and working on the portable work support device, a work station removably housing the portable work support device, and a foot rest assembly to which a chair can be tethered so that a computer user can be properly positioned in a reclining position in the chair and have reduced posture issues when using the work support device while using computer or like equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Eugenia Koulizakis
  • Patent number: 10737834
    Abstract: A composite pallet for the transport and long-term storage of barrels, comprising a base element made of plastic with a top side, an under side and support projections; a deck element made of plastic with a top side for storing the barrels; and a depositing area for holding a vertical barrel. The deck element has an under side and support projections resting on the base element support projections, and is supported against the base element; the deck element under side is at a distance from the base element top side. Support inserts made of a material with a creep modulus which is higher over a predefined period than a creep modulus of plastic, and the decrease in which is lower than that of plastic over the specified period, are locked into holders on the deck element under side and on the base element top side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cabka GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Evert Veldhuis, Thorsten Lenz
  • Patent number: 10729233
    Abstract: A length-adjustable support having a telescopic column assembly that includes a rotatable spindle rod configured to telescope an interior tube into and out of an exterior tube, or vice versa, of the telescopic column assembly in order to adjust the length of the length-adjustable support. The column assembly is illustratively attached to a motor housing containing a motor that rotates the spindle rod. In illustrative embodiments, a portion of the spindle rod is attached to the motor housing via a bushing member comprising two complimentary bushing components that surround the spindle rod and support a spindle plate that mates with the spindle rod to rotate therewith. The motor assembly is configured to substantially float within the motor housing and is attached to a flange of the housing by a clip or grommet that retains an attachment arm of the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OMT-VEYHL USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Knudtson, Scott Boboltz, Dan Lerz
  • Patent number: 10730661
    Abstract: A panel structure comprised of a plurality of extruded aluminum panel members. The aluminum panel members are joined together into a single structure by a friction stir welding process and at least one of the extruded aluminum panel members includes an extruded slot running along an entire length of the at least one of the extruded aluminum panel members. The extruded slots are used to attach hooks or other suitable retaining devices for securing objects to the panel structure or to directly attach structural elements or modules to the panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HFW SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chad Westendorf, Casey Allen, Michael Skinner
  • Patent number: 10722025
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable table assembly having a table top, a solid elongate cylindrical stem that receives and carries the table top. The portable table assembly is easily assembled and adaptable for a wide variety of uses including, but not limited to, outdoor/lawn gaming, parks and general recreation, outdoor sporting and concert events, tailgate parties, camping, gardening, and beach use (with or without a beach umbrella).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TABLETOP GEAR, LLC
    Inventor: David Michael Flores
  • Patent number: 10722028
    Abstract: A table arrangement includes connection mechanisms for inter-connection of height adjustable tabletops so that the tabletops are independently moveable in a stable way. Embodiments of the table arrangement can be configured so that different height adjustable tabletops can be arranged to accommodate different users' preferences. Some embodiments of the table arrangement can utilize at least one cross-member connection mechanism connected to at least one column connection mechanisms 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Lee