Patents Examined by Jose V. Chen
  • Patent number: 11565818
    Abstract: A tray table apparatus includes a table carrier structure releasably mountable to a console element, wherein the table carrier structure is configured as a housing. The tray table apparatus further includes an adjustment mechanism housed within the table carrier structure, wherein the adjustment mechanism has a table support element movable relative to the table carrier structure. The tray table apparatus also includes a table element coupled to the table support element and together movable between at least a retracted stowed position in which the table element is housed within the table carrier structure and a deployed use position in which the table element protrudes from the table carrier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Adient Aerospace, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary
  • Patent number: 11564486
    Abstract: A table system power module is provided. In some embodiments, an example table system includes a table top and a power module removably mounted to the table top. The power module includes a contact surface made from a relatively softer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Halcon Furniture LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Edward Snowbarger, Benjamin Saintmane Conway, Eliot Curtis Bublitz
  • Patent number: 11564484
    Abstract: A mobile workstation can include a head unit assembly. A worksurface can be coupled to the head unit assembly and configured to translate with respect to the head unit assembly between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A glide can be rotatably coupled to the head unit assembly and engaged with the worksurface. The glide can include a latch configured to translate with respect to a glide body of the glide. The mobile workstation can include a worksurface opening mechanism having a locking configuration and an unlocking configuration. The worksurface opening mechanism can include a latch release handle moveably coupled to the head unit assembly. Movement of the latch release handle can transition the worksurface opening mechanism between the locked configuration and the unlocked configuration. A release assembly can selectively engage with the first latch. A lift system can bias the worksurface away from the head unit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Kottman, Michael Anthony Apolloni, John Kenneth Blomstrom
  • Patent number: 11560256
    Abstract: A pallet assembly includes a support assembly and a base assembly. The support assembly has a deck molded from a plastic shell material and male fittings that extend away from a lower surface of said deck. The base assembly includes a stringer that defines a plurality of openings which extend through the entirety of the stringer. A female fitting extends completely through each of the openings in the stringer so that the base of each of the female fittings is flush with or extends beyond the bottom surface of said stringer. Each of the male fittings corresponds to a female fitting, attaching said support assembly to said base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Paxxal Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Shawaf, Ezzeldin Elmassry, Moustapha Bahsoun, Michael Laible, Ben Stoller, John Charny, Ellwood Phillip Hunt, III, Thomas Richard Hopson, III
  • Patent number: 11559136
    Abstract: A planar cross brace for stiffening a tabletop of a fold-in-half collapsible table includes an elongate rectangular planar portion having elongate opposing side edges and narrow opposing end edges that are perpendicular to the side edges. A pair of opposing tabs extend from the opposing end edges in a direction perpendicular to the rectangular planar portion. A pair of opposing ribs extend from the opposing side edges in a direction perpendicular to the rectangular planar portion, thereby forming an elongate channel having a U-shaped cross section. The planar cross brace stiffens the inner edge of the tabletop portion to which it is attached, and the stiffening is independent of any connection to the inner edge of the other tabletop portion. This eliminates any need for interlocking features on the inner edges of the tabletop portions, such as those required by prior art tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 11560755
    Abstract: A ladder moving device utilizes an A-frame ladder with a plurality of wheels disposed under each leg, each of which are in mechanical communication to a hand crank. The hand crank is disposed adjacent the upper end of the ladder. Each wheel has a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Yakov I. Kuzmin
  • Patent number: 11553795
    Abstract: An apparatus for a mobile floor standing structure with a wheeled base, attached to a dry-erase board is described. The dry erase board can be secured to the stand at a vertical orientation to give rise to a vertically standing writable dry-erase board. Alternatively, the dry-erase board being pivotably oriented form a vertical position to a horizontal position to yield into a writable dry erase board in a table configuration. The wheeled base adds ease in maneuverability and portability of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ICP Construction, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Avallon
  • Patent number: 11540622
    Abstract: A foldable frame includes a table frame, one or more bench frames, and first and second leg assemblies to support the table and bench frames. Each of the first and second leg assemblies include one or more table legs and one or more bench legs generally shorter than the one or more table legs. The foldable frame also includes a plurality of linking assemblies to connect the bench legs to the one or more bench frames so that each of the first and second leg assemblies can be rotated as a single unit. When unfolded, the table and bench frames are placed at different heights. When folded, the table and bench frames are placed at a common plane with the first and second leg assemblies folded onto the common plane. The foldable frame is easy to use and convenient for transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 11540626
    Abstract: A portable table top formed from a base having multiple legs and brackets for accommodating various positions. Extension brackets are attached to side edges which engage a mounting tab slidably insertable into a cavity formed on each side edge of the base. A centrally positioned support having a first end pivotably mounted to a lower surface of the base provides a three-point support. Legs are provided if the base is to be used on flat table as an angled work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Galin, Matthew Kaplan
  • Patent number: 11542062
    Abstract: A support module for a platform comprises a body and a lower surface. The body defines an opening configured to receive a pallet support. The lower surface is configured to abut a top deck of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Lopez Uran, Christophe Loiseau, Malcolm Charles Cant
  • Patent number: 11533988
    Abstract: A lift force of a height adjustable assembly can be estimated using a potentiometer or other position sensor coupled to a counterbalance mechanism. The estimated lift force can be communicated to the user, e.g., presented on an electronic display, and the user can continue adjustment of the lift force, if needed, to substantially balance the lift force with the weight of the components coupled to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lee LaFleur Walls, Jeffrey Randall Mensing, Mustafa Ergun
  • Patent number: 11533987
    Abstract: A foldable table includes a supporting frame, tabletop and auxiliary support. The supporting frame includes first and second mounting assemblies pivotally connected to each other. The tabletop includes first and second panels coupled with the first and second mounting assemblies such that the first and second panels are rotatable with respect to each other between a folded position and an unfolded position. The auxiliary support includes an auxiliary bar and one or more linking assemblies. The auxiliary bar is coupled with the supporting frame, and each of one or more linking assemblies is coupled with the first and second panels. When the first and second panels are in the unfolded position, each of the one or more linking assemblies abuts the auxiliary bar toward the first and second panels. As such, the auxiliary support provides support to the first and second panels and enhances stability of the foldable table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 11533989
    Abstract: A combination stand assembly is provided. The assembly includes a dual-use stand adapted to provide a floor stand and/or a bed top stand. The combination stand includes a floor base configured with a telescoping upright support structure and a top tray. The top tray may be used to support various items such as, but not limited to, a laptop computer. The top tray is removable from the upright support structure and includes extendable legs so that the tray, when separated from the upright support, may be used as a self-contained secondary stand (e.g., for use as a bed top stand). In this way, the combination stand may be configured for use as a floor stand and/or for use as a bed top stand. The angle of the tray is adjustable in either configuration for ergonomic positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: UNIFIED GLOBAL PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Jackob Haroutunian
  • Patent number: 11535422
    Abstract: In a device (1) for holding objects (2) consisting of: a plate-shaped support frame (4) in which a plurality of accommodation openings (5) are incorporated, and a cage (6) suitable for accommodating the respective objects (2), which cage (6) has four side walls (71 to 74) extending perpendicular to one another and a base (8) arranged between them, the cage (6) should be able to be connected to the support frame (4) as quickly as possible and at the same time a reliable and permanent operative connection between the cage (6) and the support frame (4) should be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Alwa GmbH & Co. KG Konstruktion & Formenbau
    Inventor: Hans Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11529910
    Abstract: A holding assembly for holding portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The holding assembly comprises a plurality of independently movable planar members that engage one or more portable electronic devices to hold the portable electronic devices. The planar members may each be moved between a first position and a second position. A portion of the holding assembly may be received within an open portion of a planar member to provide a low-profile geometry. The holding assembly may be opened to hold a portable electronic device and closed when not in use in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SmartTray International, LLC
    Inventor: Nick Pajic
  • Patent number: 11533821
    Abstract: A data center, a rack information handling system (RIHS) delivery kit, and a method provide for removing an RIHS from and delivering an RIHS to a data center. The data center includes an enclosure having a raised floor and a lateral opening. The lateral opening has a bottom edge that is aligned with the raised floor in order to transfer a rack information handling system (RIHS) through the lateral opening for a selected one of: (i) removing the RIHSs from the raised floor; and (ii) delivering the RIHS to the raised floor. The data center includes a pallet interface coupled to or integrated into an exterior edge of the raised floor and vertically presented to abut and engage a lateral edge of a roll-off rack shock pallet that supports the RIHS during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Anthony P. Middleton, Jeffery T. Sayles
  • Patent number: 11530074
    Abstract: A pallet comprises an upper load supporting surface having a peripheral edge, and a lower surface having a peripheral edge. The lower surface has substantially the same dimensions as the upper load supporting surface. A plurality of peripheral supports are provided at or near the peripheral edge of the lower surface and extend upwardly therefrom to the upper load supporting surface so that the upper load supporting surface and the lower surface are spaced from each other and define sides of the pallet. Each side of the pallet has a first opening and a second opening which are defined by the upper load supporting surface, the lower surface, and a pair of peripheral supports. Inclined surfaces are provided on the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: NOBLE HOUSE HOME FURNISHING, LLC
    Inventors: Venkataramu Bangalore, David Friedman
  • Patent number: 11524812
    Abstract: A blow-molded unitary structure includes a panel having first and second panel walls and a generally hollow interior between the first and second panel walls. The structure also includes a plurality of depressions, or at least one ridge, or both the depressions and ridge to enhance the strength of the structure. The plurality of depressions is monolithically formed with the panel, recessing from the second panel wall toward the first panel wall. A depression has a side wall composed of first and second segments. Cross-sectional-wise, the first and second segments have different widths and thus collectively forms a step between the first and second segments. A ridge is also monolithically formed with the panel and includes a section, at which the width of the ridge varies along the height direction of the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 11526141
    Abstract: A variable height workstation system includes a base, a variable height platform, a lift mechanism, and a sensor arrangement. The lift mechanism is configured to move the variable height platform within a range of motion between a fully lowered position and a raised position. The sensor arrangement is operatively connected to the variable height platform. The sensor arrangement is configured to sense the position and movement of a user on, above and around the variable height platform for outputting data to determine how the user is positioned on, above and around the variable height platform in comparison to a predetermined target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventor: Tai Hoon K. Matlin
  • Patent number: 11517104
    Abstract: A portable workstation apparatus includes: a pair of collapsible legs. Each leg incudes a frame, a first extension, a second extension, a lower post housed within a sleeve, an upper post, a hinge connecting the lower post and the upper post, a first brace connecting the first extension to the sleeve, a second brace connecting the second extension to the sleeve, multiple holes on an exterior face of the lower post or the upper post. Each leg is configured to collapse by folding the upper post towards the lower post via the hinge and rotating the first extension and the second extension toward the lower post. The apparatus further includes a height-adjustable desk portion capable of being attached to the pair of collapsible legs via a pair of brackets and capable of being removed from the pair of collapsible legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: William A. Tartal, Joel L. Dewnandan, Joram Shenhar