Patents Examined by Matthew W Ing
  • Patent number: 11027639
    Abstract: An automobile, includes: a table stowed at a ceiling of a vehicle cabin; and a table raising and lowering apparatus configured to, resulting from a predetermined operation, raise and lower the table between a usage position at a seat front side of a vehicle occupant seated on a vehicle seat and a stowage position at which the table is stowed at the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiko Nagatomi, Noritaka Toyama, Atsuko Kobayashi, Keisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11026508
    Abstract: A customizable, reliable, and secure desktop organizer is provided having a base, a first receptacle, and a second receptacle. Each of the receptacles includes a set of sockets that are configured to receive one or more magnets. The magnets of the receptacles are equidistantly spaced apart from one another at the same distance as the magnets disposed within the base. Thus, when the receptacles are brought into proximity with the base, the magnets of the receptacles and the base are magnetically attracted to one another, securing the receptacles to the base. Because the magnets of the base are spaced apart at the same distance as the magnets of the receptacles, when coupled to one another, the receptacles are automatically aligned into proper position with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Equiper, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Lehoe, Meredith Hiltbrand Lehoe
  • Patent number: 11019919
    Abstract: A pressure-adjustable gas spring includes a first gas spring and a gas source for adjusting a pressure. One end of the gas source is connected with the first gas spring and another end is connected with an adjustment device for adjusting the volume of the gas source. The adjustment device includes a cavity for accommodating the gas source and a piston. One end of the piston opposite the gas source is connected with a driving subassembly. The driving subassembly includes a screw. One end of the screw is connected with the piston and another end extends out of the cavity. A nut is arranged on the end of the screw extending out of the cavity. A connection tube is arranged outside the nut in a sleeving manner. One end of the connection tube is connected with the cavity and a rotating block is mounted at an opening of another end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU JELT LIFTING SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengrong Tao, Xiaogang Li
  • Patent number: 11022365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator appliance including a wire harness fixing device and, more particularly, to a fixing device for fixing a wire harness crossing a space between an inner panel and an outer panel of a door, and where the wire harness is configured for electrical connection with a heater inside a partition unit. Embodiments also include a refrigerator appliance including the wire harness fixing device. The wire harness fixing device having a body part configured to have a hollow portion formed therein, thereby allowing a wire harness to be inserted therein, and an opening portion formed to be open partially at one surface thereof. The wire harness also having a fixing part, a cover part and a coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji-Hyun Heo
  • Patent number: 11019741
    Abstract: The present application describes an apparatus for protecting telecommunications radios. Methods of using the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Mark George Spaulding
  • Patent number: 11009177
    Abstract: A vacuum adiabatic body includes a first plate, a second plate, a seal that seals the first plate and the second plate to provide a space between the first plate and the second plate in a vacuum state, a support including at least a pair of support plates that maintain a distance between the first and second plates, a thermal insulator including at least one radiation resistance sheet provided between the pair of support plates to reduce heat transfer between the first plate and the second plate, and an exhaust port through which a gas in the space is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wonyeong Jung, Deokhyun Youn
  • Patent number: 11000119
    Abstract: A table featuring a horizontal surface, and two supporting trusses designed to be quickly attached and fastened to a horizontal surface, is claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Abboud Gabriel Kourieh, Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 10995830
    Abstract: A furniture drive for a furniture part movably-supported relative to a furniture carcass, includes at least one pivotally mounted actuating arm for moving the movable furniture part, a spring device for applying a force to the actuating arm, and a transmission mechanism for transmitting a force from the spring device to the actuating arm. The transmission mechanism includes a first setting contour having a first torque progression and a pressure portion pressurized by the spring device. The pressure portion is configured to run along the first setting contour upon a movement of the actuating arm, and a second setting contour having a second torque progression deviating from the first torque progression and a switching device are provided. The second setting contour can be engaged with the pressure portion so that the pressure portion is configured to run along the second setting contour upon a movement of the actuating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Simon Flogaus, Franz Kohlweiss
  • Patent number: 10986928
    Abstract: Step stools and storage, step supports having open, forwardly-facing storage cubbies for use in confined spaces, such as closets. Some of the storage, step supports have steps which are fixed relative to other steps while other storage, step supports are provided with one or more relatively movable steps and are movable from a storage position to a step position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Bertrand F. Dumont
  • Patent number: 10980337
    Abstract: A system and method for communicatively pairing a mobile communication device and a furniture item, such as a desk or table, includes placing the mobile communication device in a communication zone associated with the furniture item. In response to placing the mobile communication device in the communication zone, a communication link is established between the mobile communication device and a communication circuit of the furniture item. A user interface is then displayed on a display screen of the mobile communication device to show a preset height, such as a standing or sitting height, for the furniture device. When a user selects the preset height, an actuator adjusts the furniture item to the specific height. The communication circuit may use any available wireless communication protocol or circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Gibson, Christopher Hoyt, Nicolas Milani, Kurt Dykema, Dave Moelker, Jared Thomas
  • Patent number: 10973323
    Abstract: A securing device (1) for securing a front panel of a drawer to a drawer frame, having a holding element (2) for securing to the front panel and a closing element (3) for securing to the drawer frame. A spring (44) is operatively connected to the closure (50). The closure (50) is implemented for exposing a holding region of the holding element (2) in an open rotational position of the closure (50), and for blocking the holding region in a closed position of the closure (50). A transmission element (60) is hinged to the closure by a rotating/sliding connection on the closure side spaced apart from the rotary axis of the closure. A rotating/sliding connection on the opener side having a first bearing element (64) is disposed on the transmission element (60) opposite the rotating/sliding connection on the closure side. The rotating/sliding connection on the opener side produces a connection to a displaceably supported opener (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samet Kalip Ve Maden Esya San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Christian Prentner, Nurettin Güzeltepe
  • Patent number: 10959896
    Abstract: A medical cart is provided that allows confirmation that individual medicines have been managed at appropriate temperatures. The medical cart includes: shelves on which medicines can be placed; and a control part which communicates with an RF tag provided for each of the medicines and equipped with a temperature sensor, at appropriate time intervals via an antenna part provided in the vicinity of each of the shelves, and the control part has a memory part which stores ID information of the RF tag and temperature information sensed by a temperature sensor of the RF tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10961755
    Abstract: An oven having an improved hinge structure of a door, which is capable of preventing deformation of the door and opening a part of a plurality of cooking chambers is provided. The oven includes a main body, a cooking chamber provided inside of the main body, a first door rotatably coupled to the main body by a first hinge unit to open or close the cooking chamber, the first door including a door frame having an opening, at least one reinforcing unit coupled to the door frame, and configured to prevent deformation of the first door, a second door rotatably coupled to the first door, and configured to open or close the opening, and a second hinge unit configured to enable the second door to be rotatably coupled to the first door, and including a hinge shaft positioned behind a front surface of the first door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Oh, Eun-Oh Kim, Tae Youl Lee, Geun Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10952334
    Abstract: A power supply fixing structure being suitable for connecting an elongated type power supply to a connection structure of a casing is provided. The power supply fixing structure includes a connecting component and an interconnect structure formed at an outer casing of the elongated type power supply. The connecting component includes a first connecting part for connecting to a connection structure and a second connecting part for connecting to the interconnect structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FSP TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Chuan Chu, Chia-Lung Le
  • Patent number: 10939751
    Abstract: A table includes a tabletop and a leg assembly to support the tabletop. The leg assembly includes first and second supports each movably connected with the table top. The leg assembly also includes an adjustable bar disposed substantially perpendicular to a height direction of the leg assembly. The adjustable bar has a first end connected with the first support and a second end connected with the second support such that changing a length of the adjustable bar changes a height of the leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Renhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10939756
    Abstract: The present application provides, in one embodiment, a modular shelf system having spaced apart upright subassemblies that each include a first and second removable support standard recessed within. The system further provides at least one shelf fixture configured to be removably mounted to at least one of the support standards in each of a first and second upright subassemblies selected. The shelf may receive retail product trays via snap-fit fasteners. And, a variably configurable hanger bar may support the modular shelf system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Product Miniature, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Peck, Craig Fluegge, Michael Ford
  • Patent number: 10926917
    Abstract: A pallet comprising a cover element (12) having a load bearing surface and a bottom surface being opposite the load bearing surface (11), and foot elements (10), each having a foot surface (15) being parallel with the bottom surface, and side walls (17) connecting the foot surface (15) and the bottom surface, the foot elements (10) being connected to the bottom surface (13), wherein the side walls (17) facing to each other of adjacent foot elements (10) being parallel with each other. The pallet further comprising a central stiffening element being supported against the side walls (17) facing to each other of adjacent foot elements (10) and being abutted against the bottom surface of the cover element (12), and the cover element (12) and the foot elements (10) being made from foldable sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Csaba Imre Kerék
  • Patent number: 10925398
    Abstract: A slider rail assembly includes a rail member and a bracket. The bracket and the rail member can be displaced with respect to each other. One of the rail member and the bracket is provided with a blocking feature, and the other of the rail member and the bracket is provided with a locking device. When the bracket is at a predetermined position with respect to the rail member and the locking device is in a locking state, the locking device blocks and is blocked by the blocking feature to prevent the bracket from being displaced from the predetermined position in a certain direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10918209
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a blocking member, a working member and an operating member. The blocking member is arranged on one of the first rail and the second rail. The working member is arranged on the other one of the first rail and the second rail. When the second rail is moved relative to the first rail from a retracted position to an extension position, the working member and the blocking member are configured to block each other in order to prevent the second rail from being moved from the extension position along a retracting direction. When the operating member is operated, the operating member is configured to contact one of the working member and the blocking member in order to keep the working member and the blocking member in a state without blocking each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Tzu-Cheng Weng, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10919426
    Abstract: A center console for a motor vehicle includes a tray (11) which can be deployed in the direction of the vehicle dashboard. The tray is mounted on top of a generally rectangular base portion (10) which provides storage space, accessible by pivoting upward the tray components and a cover (1), both of which are hinged (6, 28, 30) on an upper rear lip of the box. The tray includes panels (113, 114) which slide out to left and right to provide a larger support surface for papers, food and/or beverages. A support leg (116) under the forwardly extending tray can pivot (13, 117) to a diagonal orientation, engaging with a front face of the base portion (10), to provide additional support and bearing capacity to the deployed tray (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan Campagnone, Rebecca Campagnone