Patents Examined by Kimberley S Wright
  • Patent number: 10376045
    Abstract: An article support device that can be arranged in a plurality of architectures to suit the user's needs and can be easily collapsed for storage and/or transported within a vehicles cargo area. The article support device uses a horizontal frame member with a plurality of positions to receive one or more vertical frame members that can be secured into desired positions. The frame members may also be arranged in an architecture to support a raised platform by attaching two or more vertical frame members to the horizontal frame member. Hinge pin receivers may be attached to the vertical frame members. The hinge pin receivers accept the hinge pins that are attached to SUV doors. When the hinge pins of SUV doors are aligned with the hinge pin receivers on a vertical frame member, the SUV doors can be secured to the article support device by lowering the SUV doors and hinge pins into the hinge pin receivers until the doors are in a position resting on the horizontal frame section the article support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Stanley Poudrier
  • Patent number: 10334949
    Abstract: System for fixation of shelf accessories to a shelf, the system comprising; —an elongate front fixation device (120, 220, 320, 420) having a longitudinal direction and being arranged to be fixed to a shelf (10), at or adjacent and in parallel with a front edge (11) of said shelf. The fixation device comprises at least one channel wall (123, 223, 323, 423) defining a longitudinally extending, open engagement channel (124, 224, 324, 424). At least one shelf accessory (140, 240, 340, 440, 640) is arranged to be supported on an upper surface of the shelf and comprising an engagement member (150, 250, 350, 450, 650) arranged to be brought into engagement with said channel wall, for fixation of the shelf accessory to the front fixation device and the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HL Display AB
    Inventors: Asko Leinonen, Isak Åberg, Mårten Sjöberg
  • Patent number: 10337136
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying clothes is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a container. The container comprises walls and a base. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of first poles placed vertically with respect to the container. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of second poles placed at an angle with respect to the plurality of first poles. Wet clothes are hanged at the plurality of second poles such that water dripping from the clothes is collected in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Austin S. Fallah, Maritha F. Jonah
  • Patent number: 10334946
    Abstract: A Highly Hung Vertically Moveable Cabinet (HHVMC) comprising a cabinet having a bottom and a top essentially parallel thereto; and an electrical motion system configured to allow movement of the cabinet to a predetermined distance of at least 500 mm in a first direction and in a second opposite direction. Both first direction and second direction being essentially normal to the cabinet bottom and top, and switches electrically coupled to the motion system, wired to allow selection of the movement in the first or second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Amiel Guivol, Shoolamit Guivol
  • Patent number: 10327546
    Abstract: A storage tree, including a rotatable base, a center post attached to a center portion of the base, a plurality of outer posts attached to the base at outer portions of the base, and a plurality of panels disposed between each of the plurality of outer posts and the center post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Penny Kimball
  • Patent number: 10327569
    Abstract: A portable stand (10) comprises a back wall (12), a base element (14), and two opposed end plates (16) between which the back wall and the base element extend, so to define an open-top box-like container. It also comprises legs (35) that can be folded up next to the base element (14); support arms (40) with a pivotal connection (42) so each support arm (40) can be moved between a closed position adjacent to the back wall (12), and a second position projecting upward from the back wall (12). In addition it comprises a front panel (20) hinged to the base element (14) so the front panel (20) can be swung between a position forming a front wall of the box-like container, and a position extending below the base element (14); and a top panel (22) hinged to the back wall (12) so it can be swung between a position forming a lid to the box-like container, and a position extending above the back wall (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Safetypoint (Midlands) Limited
    Inventors: Bradley Greensmith, Michael Edwin Ayre
  • Patent number: 10322662
    Abstract: A removable rack for holding and/or transporting kayaks with a vehicle such as a pick up, trailer, utility vehicle or flat bed truck. The rack comprises a frame which holds at least one kayaks in a pickup at a selected height and leaving storage room under rack frame. The rack also can be disassembled into a relatively small bundle of parts for easy storage and transport. The rack provides a dolly or hand truck including a frame with wheels and a handle means to maintain the desired spacing between the support surface and the kayak supported by the elevated platform. The hand truck assembly are configured to be easily moved onto an elevated platform, for example, the bed of a truck or an elevated floor such as a raised patio or deck floor. The transport device facilitates transportation of the kayak to a body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Lasley, Paul Carter
  • Patent number: 10321758
    Abstract: A rack including a main body, an arm connected to the main body so as to be disposed in an opening of the main body when in a storage position, and so as to extend from a front face of the main body when in a display position. The arm includes a base portion connected to the main body, and a gun support extending from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Bernard Martinage
  • Patent number: 10314414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spectacle frame presentation device for presenting spectacle frames in a predetermined number of presentation positions in a presentation environment, such as in a shop or at a fair. The device is suitable for an attractive presentation and easy removability of the spectacle frame. The device includes a column body wherein the column body has an elongate form and in a position of use has a relatively narrow front aspect relative to a relatively wide side aspect; and a predetermined number of recesses, such as cut-away portions, for forming respective presentation positions therein. The recesses are preferably formed as side portions cut out of the column body. The column body is a uni-body, preferably formed by means of manufacturing processes for forming an internal space. Also disclosed is a lock-in assembly and a method for manufacturing the spectacle frame presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Top Vision Group B.V.
    Inventor: Omar Tegel
  • Patent number: 10316565
    Abstract: An ejecting device can eject a cover element movably mounted on a piece of furniture, in particular a folding door or folding/sliding door, from a closed position into an open position. The cover element can be moved at least in a first direction perpendicular to the closing plane, on which the cover element is arranged in the closed position, and in a second direction parallel to the closing plane. The ejecting device includes an energy accumulator, which is to be charged manually by a user, and an ejecting element, on which the energy accumulator acts. The energy accumulator can be charged by moving the cover element substantially in a direction parallel to the closing plane, preferably during an ongoing cover element opening process following the ejection process, particularly preferably immediately following the ejection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Dominik Gabl
  • Patent number: 10317127
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance including a drawer assembly is included herein. The refrigerator appliance may include a cabinet defining a chilled chamber, as well as a door attached to the cabinet movable between a closed position and an open position. The drawer assembly may be disposed within the chilled chamber. Moreover, the drawer assembly may include a drawer frame and a forward panel, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Keith Besore, Brent Alden Junge, Lauren Nicole Platts
  • Patent number: 10310442
    Abstract: A frame for forming an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes a first stay, including a supporting portion for supporting the frame relative to an installation surface, for forming a bottom of the frame; a second stay, including a supporting portion for supporting the frame relative to the installation surface, for forming the bottom of the frame; a post to which the first stay and the second stay are secured; and a positioning portion, provided as a part of the post, for positioning the first stay and the second stay with respect to a horizontal plane direction. The first stay and the second stay are fixed to the post by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuhei Takei
  • Patent number: 10301865
    Abstract: A door opening and closing device for a refrigerator includes a door coupled by means of a hinge unit to a main body defining a storage compartment therein, a gasket disposed between the door and the main body to provide a hermetic seal therebetween, and an opening and closing unit for opening and closing the door with respect to the main body, wherein the opening and closing unit includes a drive unit for generating a driving force, a gasket separation mechanism for pushing the main body using rotational force transmitted from the drive unit to separate the gasket from the main body or the door, and a door rotating mechanism for rotating the door using the rotational force transmitted from the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changwoo Son, Myoungju Kang, Cholok Han
  • Patent number: 10301760
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present disclosure includes a cabinet having a first opening and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes a door main body having a second opening provided to be opened and closed independently of the first opening and a rear holder corresponding to the first opening, and the rear holder includes a door sealing unit spaced apart from the second opening and provided to come in contact with the diaphragm to seal the inside of the cabinet when the first opening is closed by a door assembly. By the configuration, the cabinet can be sealed more effectively, and laundry items or detergent may be additionally inserted even during a washing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Young Kim, Adam Wishney, Doo Young Ryu, In Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10299610
    Abstract: A modular display unit includes a platform that occupies a rectangular footprint and includes opposing ends being substantially parallel to each other. The modular display unit also includes at least one wall that extends upwardly from the platform. The at least one wall has a first outer panel including a planar top end, a bottom end and a pair of side ends, a second outer panel having a planar top end, a bottom end and a pair of side ends, and an inner panel positioned between the first outer panel and the second outer panel and including a top end, a bottom end and a pair of side ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10285565
    Abstract: A utensil rack for a dishwasher has a set of wave profiles. One subset of wave profiles has wave crests spaced from each other a first distance and a second set of wave profiles has wave crests spaced from each other a second distance less than the first distances. The utensil rack can be in the form of tray. A stemware section has one subset of wave profiles and a cutlery section has a second subset of wave profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Sujit S. Naik, Hrushikesh C. Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10278519
    Abstract: A merchandising tray used for displaying product containers includes a base defining a support surface, and a single side wall divider connected to the base. The single side wall divider has a vertical wall provided with a rearward end and a forward end, a first retaining structure formed between the rearward end and the forward end, and the forward end being formed with a supporting wall having a second retaining structure. The merchandising tray is adapted to be suspended upon a group of like adjacently disposed merchandising trays such that the first retaining structure is engaged with the second retaining structure. A merchandising tray arrangement and methods of using the merchandising trays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aisle Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10278491
    Abstract: Foldable storage compartment having front and rear panels that are traversable closer to or further away from each other is disclosed. Left and right side collapsible panels may be attached to the front and rear panels. The shelves of the foldable storage compartment may be interlinked with each other by way of a vertical linkage rod and connected to the front panel with a front panel linkage so that traversal of the front and rear panels closer to or further away from each other will also collapse and erect the shelves simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Kelvin Ng
  • Patent number: 10259014
    Abstract: A sorting outlet module for a postal sorting machine, provided with a bay for receiving a storage tray for storing mailpieces, and, inside the bay, is provided with a support for supporting the storage tray in the manner of a drawer. The support is mounted to move in translation in a longitudinal direction between a storage position in which the tray on the support is retracted inside the bay and a transfer position in which the tray on the support is out of the bay. The support is also provided with pivot and alignment means for pivoting and aligning the tray, which means are arranged in such a manner that pivoting the tray through 90° on the support relative to the longitudinal direction causes one end of tray to be aligned with one side of the bay while also maintaining the tray as close as possible to the bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SOLYSTIC
    Inventors: Jean Rieu, Jacques Chapelet, Frederic Mestrallet
  • Patent number: 10260799
    Abstract: A domestic refrigeration device has an internal space for receiving foodstuffs, which is bounded by walls of an internal container, and a storage container for foodstuffs that is arranged in the internal space and can be closed with a lid. The refrigerator further has a mounting device with which the lid is mounted in the internal space such that it can be raised and lowered for opening and closing the food storage container. A control element is provided by which the lid can be actuated, wherein the control element for actuating the lid can be actuated along an actuation path and the lid can be positioned, in dependence on a position of the control element, in a first closed position and at least in a second fully open position. The control element itself has a display unit for displaying symbolic information depending on the position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Becke, Max Eicher, Juergen Fink, Christine Hartwein, Denis Lux, Thomas Tischer, Marcus Wehlauch