Patents Examined by Matthew W Ing
  • Patent number: 10660440
    Abstract: A cabinet for installation in an aircraft, having a shell (22) defining a load-bearing structure of the cabinet and an outer panel (18) configured to be detachably connected to the shell (22), the outer panel (18) defining at least a part of the visible surfaces of the cabinet. The outer panel (18) is detachably connected to the shell (22) in a stationary position relative to the shell (22) through engagement of complementary attachment members (50, 51) respectively attached to the outer panel (18) and to the shell (22), the complementary attachment members (50, 51) allowing an adjustment of the stationary position of the outer panel (18) relative to the shell (22) when the outer panel (18) is detached from the shell (22). A method of manufacturing a cabinet for an aircraft is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Yvan Rocamora, Pasquo Perrotta, Frederic Charlebois, Mathieu Houle, Surinder Bharaj, Jonathan Beauparlant
  • Patent number: 10663216
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance and a door for a refrigeration appliance. The door includes an inner door-wall, a door plate and a side cover. The side cover includes a first cover member and a second cover member bonded along a length direction of the side cover. A connecting structure connects the first cover member and the second cover member. The connecting structure includes at least two slots and at least two insert portions inserted into the matching slots in the length direction of the side cover. The at least two insert portions include a first insert portion and a second insert portion perpendicular to each other. Accordingly, the first cover member and the second cover member are connected conveniently, and connecting stability and firmness are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Yulei Ding, Zhishan Lu, Xuehua Mao, Chuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10631629
    Abstract: A folding table includes a support stand, a fold mechanism, and a table top. The support stand includes a top seat having a first engaging portion. The fold mechanism includes a fold seat pivoted to the top seat, a resilient unit, and an operating member having a second engaging portion. When the table top is at an unfolded position, the operating member is operable from a lock state, where the second engaging portion of the operating member is biased by the resilient unit to engage the first engaging portion of the top seat, to an unlock state, where the second engaging portion is disengaged from the first engaging portion against a resilient force of the resilient unit, thereby permitting pivot movement of the table top to the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Jui Hung
  • Patent number: 10634420
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance having a liner supported shelf is provided. The liner includes mounting features that provide for secure mounting of a shelf thereto. The shelf includes mounting features that securely engage the mounting features of the liner at multiple contact loading points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis A. Wantland, Bagawathkumar Chellappan
  • Patent number: 10617202
    Abstract: A multipurpose easel includes a generally rectangular base element mounted on a detachable support assembly. The generally rectangular base element includes one or more display surfaces configured to indicate information, for example, time, reminders, notes, etc. The generally rectangular base element houses a lightbox configured to provide a tracing surface on the generally rectangular base element. Further, the multipurpose easel comprises one or more storage compartments for storing a plurality of objects, for example, attachment elements, palettes, coloring agents, art supplies, etc. The multipurpose easel includes a universal service bus (USB) interface port for connecting an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Cardona
  • Patent number: 10612836
    Abstract: A refrigerator that is capable of enabling user to easily introduce or remove goods into or from the refrigerator is described. More specifically, a refrigerator that is capable of enabling a drawer for receiving goods to be more conveniently used is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daejin Choi, Donghoon Lee, Changwoan Yang, Dongjeong Kim, Wonsup Bae, Jinsung Kim
  • Patent number: 10613595
    Abstract: An enclosure for cryptocurrency mining rigs is used to reduce the noise pollution generated by the cryptocurrency mining rig. Additionally, the enclosure is designed to maintain the cryptocurrency mining rig within a desired thermal profile. To achieve this, the enclosure has a housing with a rig receptacle, a pair of ventilating lids an external vent and an access port. The ventilating lids are mounted over an opening of the rig receptacle and positioned offset from each other. This enables airflow into the rig receptacle while creating a circuitous path along which noise must travel when exiting the rig receptacle. Similarly, the external vent is a circuitous duct that extends through the housing. This enables air to flow into the housing without compromising the noise-reducing properties of the enclosure. The access port extends through the housing and enables the enclosure to be connected to external systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Bojan Plavsic
  • Patent number: 10604298
    Abstract: A device for adapting the spacing between two board-type bearing elements for the vertical storage of barrels, comprising a number of supporting rods for insertion between the two bearing elements as well as structure for individually and infinitely variably adjusting the length of the supporting rods depending on the height of the barrels for locally varying the spacing between the two bearing elements. The structure for adjusting the length of each supporting rod comprise either two partial rods connected via a screw thread or a height-adjustment element, which is connected to one end of the supporting rod via a screw thread. Alternatively, the supporting rod can also be formed as a hydraulically or pneumatically length-adjustable telescopic rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cabka GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gat Ramon, Evert Veldhuis, Thorsten Lenz
  • Patent number: 10605518
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a main-door, the main-door, a sub-door, a restraint device that protrudes from a rear surface of the sub-door, a latch device located at the main-door and configured to selectively restrict movement of the restraint device, and an operation device located at the sub-door and configured to release the restraint device from the latch device. The latch device includes a latch configured to restrict movement of the restraint device from the latch based on rotation of the latch, a stopper configured to engage a side of the latch and limit movement of the latch, a pusher configured to push the stopper to cause the stopper to rotate, and an elastic member connected to the latch and to the stopper. The latch is configured to, based on rotation of the stopper, rotate and release restraint between the latch and the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kihyun Park
  • Patent number: 10602909
    Abstract: A dishwasher has an interior with a tub and a dish rack slidably attached to the tub. The dish rack has vertically-oriented side rail and a height adjustment system. The adjustment system includes height adjustment mechanisms alongside the walls of the dish rack for vertically shifting the dish rack between lowered and raised positions relative to the tub. Each of the adjustment mechanisms includes an adjuster arm fixed vertically relative to the tub, with a locking boss at the first end, and a locking clip on the adjuster arm having at least one locking tab adapted to couple with the locking boss to prevent the rack from shifting vertically relative to the adjuster arm. The locking clip has a pair of interference ribs engaging a pair of side rails to prevent rotational movement of the rack with respect to the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Gupta, Richard Lawrence Kretz, Ronald M. Nowell, Matthew M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10596736
    Abstract: Compound structures and methods for forming the same are described. The compound structures can be used to form an enclosure. The enclosure may be formed from metal, such as aluminum, and further include one or more non-metal regions that allow for transmission and receipt of electromagnetic waves, such as radio frequency waves. The non-metal region can include a first section, a second section, and an optional cosmetic section. The first section can be firmly molded onto a metal section of the enclosure by small pores formed within the metal section. The second section can engage with interlock features of the first section. The optional cosmetic section can cover the first section and the second section such that the first section and the second section are not visible from an exterior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Shane Bustle, Tyler B. Cater, Derek C. Krass, Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 10601205
    Abstract: A connection arrangement having a first and a second switchgear cabinet framework which each have a rectangular, lateral profile frame composed of two vertical struts and two horizontal struts, wherein the profile frames are connected to one another via an aligning connector, wherein the switchgear cabinet frameworks adjoin one another via outer sealing edges of the profile frames, wherein the outer sealing edges are arranged on the respective free end of a sealing web of the profile frame, wherein a fastening flange is bent off from each of the sealing webs so as to be set back from the outer sealing edge, with the result that the opposite fastening flanges delimit between them a receptacle for an aligning connector for the profile frames, which receptacle is further delimited by the adjoining sealing webs and, where appropriate, a sealing element arranged between the sealing webs, and wherein an aligning connector is arranged in the receptacle and is secured to the opposite fastening flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Daniel Brück
  • Patent number: 10589768
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for the storage of objects are provided, such as an adjustable storage device for protecting fragile decorative items, which can include a plurality of adjustable rectangular storage compartments arranged in a rectangular array, a first plurality of elongate structures spaced at intervals and oriented parallel to one another, a second plurality of elongate structures spaced at intervals and oriented parallel to one another, wherein the first plurality of elongate structures is oriented perpendicularly to the second plurality of elongate structures to form an opening for each to of the plurality of storage compartments, and a flexible liner disposed across the plurality of storage compartments, wherein the flexible liner extends through each single opening to form sides and a bottom of each storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shining Sea Trading Company
    Inventor: Jared Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10578350
    Abstract: A lifting shelf bracket and a refrigerator having same are provided. The shelf bracket includes: a first rack and a second rack arranged vertically and parallel to each other, and toothed surfaces of the first rack and the second rack are opposite to each other; a first gear and a second gear meshing with each other and disposed between the first rack and the second rack, the first gear meshing with the first rack, and the second gear meshing with the second rack; a movable fixing plate, the second gear being rotatably connected to the movable fixing plate (5) via a first rotation shaft; a first transmission rod having an end passing through the fixing plate and fixedly connected to the first gear, and the first transmission rod rotatable around a central axis thereof; and a locking device disposed to the fixing plate for locking and unlocking the first transmission rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Yao, Mingbo Jiang
  • Patent number: 10577149
    Abstract: A pallet comprising upper and lower platforms connected by a plurality of blocks. The upper platform includes a plurality of upper platform pedestals and the lower platform includes a plurality of lower platform pedestals. The lower platform pedestals are aligned with the upper platform pedestals such that the lower platform pedestals and the upper platform pedestals extend towards one another. The plurality of blocks interlockingly engage with and extend between the upper and lower platform pedestals to connect the upper and lower platforms. Each block includes an upper recess and a lower recess. The upper recess matches the shape of and receives one of the upper platform pedestals. The lower recess matches the shape of and receives one of the lower platform pedestals. The upper platform, the lower platform, and the plurality of blocks are made of a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SR Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Zimmerman, Scott Drummond, Van T. Walworth
  • Patent number: 10568415
    Abstract: A table that can be easily transported and stored and in operation provides a stable surface that can withstand substantial vibration as well as stability when supporting substantial weight or loads that may move along the top of the table or shift in position without the legs buckling or moving out of their supporting position or causing the table to tilt or fall to the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Neil Alan Kuyath
  • Patent number: 10568426
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a supporting mechanism and a slide rail. The slide rail and the supporting mechanism are movably mounted relative to each other. Wherein, the supporting mechanism and the slide rail have corresponding structures and features, such that the slide rail is movable relative to the supporting mechanism along a first direction to a first extension position, or the slide rail is movable relative to the supporting mechanism along a second direction to a second extension position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    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: 10563911
    Abstract: A cold storage assembly for viewing and accessing frozen goods includes a box, a cooling module, and a lid. The box defines an interior space, is insulated, and has a top that is open. The cooling module is coupled to the box is configured to lower the temperature of the interior space. A shelving module is slidably coupled to the box and is positioned in the interior space. An actuator that is operationally coupled to the shelving module is positioned to selectively lift the shelving module from the interior space so that a user is positioned to selectively position articles on the shelving module. A first window is positioned in a front of the box to allow the user to view the articles that are positioned on the shelving module within the interior space. The lid, which is insulated, is selectively couplable to the box to close the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Suzanne Grant
  • Patent number: 10562666
    Abstract: A pallet includes a top deck, a bottom deck, and spaced apart support blocks coupled between the top and bottom decks. The top deck has grommet openings extending therethrough, with each grommet opening including a recessed shelf. Grommets are inserted into respective grommet openings. Each grommet includes an upper section comprising a lower lip resting on the recessed shelf, and an outer exposed surface of the upper section extending in height above the top deck. At least one mid-section is adjacent the lower lip and extends from the upper section to an underside of the top deck. At least one lower section extends from the at least one mid-section, and includes a pair of spaced apart lips resting on the underside of the top deck. An outer exposed surface of the at least one lower section extends in height below the underside of the top deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brandon Michael D'Emidio, Ricardo Martin Garcia, Daniel Aaron Gorsky, Paul J. Siebert, Robert G. States, III, Paul Barnswell, Joseph Adam Gainey
  • Patent number: 10563905
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet having an inner liner, an outer wrapper and a plastic trim breaker extending therebetween. A door panel is operable relative to the cabinet between open and closed positions. The door panel has a seal that magnetically engages a contact surface of the cabinet to define the closed position of the door panel. A ferromagnetic plate extends over a portion of the plastic trim breaker to define the contact surface. A heat loop is disposed between the trim breaker and the ferromagnetic plate, in thermal communication with the contact surface. The heat loop extends from the trim breaker to a machine compartment of the cabinet. The ferromagnetic plate includes a looped edge that defines a heating chase. The heat loop is positioned within the heating chase and extends to the machine compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Lynne F. Hunter, Daniel Lottinville, Giulia Marinello, Dustin M. Miller, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak