Abstract: A collapsible casket viewing barrier includes a first transparent shield pivotally connected to a second transparent shield. The transparent shields are disposed within supporting frames that are connected via one or more hinges. Each supporting frame includes attached support legs, which may be telescopically adjustable and include wheels for easy transport. The first supporting frame and the second supporting frame are configured to move between a deployed configuration for use and a collapsed configuration for storage. When deployed during a funeral service, the collapsible casket viewing barrier can be positioned adjacent a casket such that the longer first transparent shield extends lengthwise along the casket while the shorter second transparent shield extends perpendicularly along the upper end of the casket. The casket is shielded in a way that allows individuals to view the deceased while reducing the transmission of germs.
Abstract: A wall mount deposit box is provided. A housing includes a front side and a back side. A rotatable content deposit includes a content delivery door and an inner panel affixed on a proximate end at an angle to a bottom of the content delivery door, and is pivotably attached to the front side of the housing. A content slot is formed as an opening within a front surface of the housing when the rotatable content deposit is in a fully open position allowing content to be deposited through the opening over each of the inner panel and the safety arm. A content retrieval door is located below the rotatable content deposit and is pivotably attached to the front side of the housing.
Abstract: A package receiving device mountable to an exterior wall of a home or business structure that is collapsible into a flat stored configuration and expandable into a lockable package receiving receptacle having a rectangular volume adapted to temporarily store packages therein. Pivotable panels are adapted to allow the package receiving device to be moved between a stored configuration and expand into an in-use configuration.
Abstract: The disclosure provides an innovative delivery receptacle for receiving objects (such as parcels and mail) deposited into the receptacle and securely storing them once deposited. The receptacle allows for the orientation of the position of an input opening and delivery door for a delivering party, such as a courier, to deposit the objects in the receptacle to be changeable with respect to the orientation of an access opening and access door for a receiving party to remove the objects. In one embodiment, the delivery door also restricts access to the deposited objects while they are deposited into the receptacle. The receptacle may be a stand-alone receptacle or it may be a structure-mounted unit, such as installed in a wall or other structure. The receptacle may comprise a separate first and second sections that may be shipped separately and assembled with the desired orientation.
July 19, 2021
Date of Patent:
May 30, 2023
Architectural Mailboxes, LLC
Christopher Andrew Farentinos, Vanessa Felicia Troyer-Farentinos, Craig Ronald Steele, Taylor S. Johnson
Abstract: The present invention relates to reliably performing an opening portion operation and a closing operation without using a cam and a member sliding on the cam, by including a body-side member fixed to a box body; a door-side member fixed to a door, a link mechanism connecting the body-side member to the door-side member, and a catch mechanism interposed between the link mechanisms, between the body-side member and the link mechanism, or between the door-side member and the link mechanism, and configured to bias the door-side member in a closing direction or an opening portion direction, wherein the catch mechanism includes a coil spring provided on one side of two members that are connected so as to be rotatable relative to each other through a shaft member, and a transfer arm configured to transfer an elastic restoring force of the coil spring to an other side of the two members, and the transfer arm is connected to be rotatable at a point spaced apart from the shaft member on the other side of the two member
Abstract: The invention relates to an overhead door for covering a door opening comprising a door blade (11) with a plurality of panels (17), said door blade (11) being movable between a vertical, closed position and a horizontal, opened or overhead position within a side frame (12) comprising double-sided a vertical track (13) and a horizontal track (14), connected by a connecting portion (15), respectively, and with a belt (20) or a chain associated with one side each of the said side frame (12) to lift the panels (17) from said vertical position to said horizontal position. To develop the stated overhead door in a way that the advantages of a high speed rollup door and an overhead door are combined, to offer an overhead door with a low space requirement, low maintenance requirements and a high speed closing possibility, the stated overhead door comprises driving means (27) for simultaneously driving a plurality of said panels (17).
Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of memorial or internment vessels used to store ashes of a cremated individual, pet or other precious items. The memorial internment vessel is also equipped with a battery-operated eternal flame, illumination or other lighting feature, a speaker, wireless communication module, LED lighting and remote control capability. The candle-like memorial internment vessel of the present invention allows an individual to turn on a light located along the vessel for an extended period time, while simultaneously storing the ashes of a loved one or other precious item.
Abstract: A security mailbox system known as the “Safe “4U” Mailbox”, fully enclosed mailbox which is constructed from some sort of plastic, metal, fabricated material, or some sort of environmentally friendly material. The “Safe “4U” Mailbox” is easy to install and environmentally friendly, the mailbox includes chambers for incoming mail being delivered and pick-up for outgoing mail; a slot for newspapers/advertisements on side of mailbox. Incoming mail chamber is designed for mail to go into secure basket for pick-up from rear by homeowner. Outgoing mail can be placed from the real of mailbox for pick-up by postal worker. Mailbox is cemented into the ground though poles that extend from bottom of mailbox.
Abstract: A container for holding the deceased or their remains having an outer surface, a lid, an opening, and one or more pegs. The outer surface made at least in part of mycelium composite and featuring a plurality of equally spaced apart grooves on at least a majority of the outer surface. The lid made at least in part of mycelium composite, wherein the lid is configured to completely seal the opening. The one or more pegs made at least in part of mycelium composite, each peg having a first end and a second end distal from the first end, the first end configured for insertion into any of the plurality of grooves, the second end including of a decorative element.
Abstract: A self-service parcel cabinet, comprising: a main-body part (1), a sorting apparatus (2), a parking apparatus (3), and a control device. The main-body part is a hollow structure opened at the top. At least part of the hollow structure is formed by multiple self-service parcel lockers (11) surroundingly arranged. The parking apparatus is provided on top of the main-body part and comprises a drone landing pad (31). Provided on the drone landing pad is a channel allowing passing of a parcel delivered by the drone and directly facing the opening at the top.
Abstract: The automated package delivery receptacle provides a faster, easier, more delivery-person friendly, and more reliable method of ensuring that packages delivered to unattended locations are not stolen by porch pirates. The receptacle automatically detects any package that is placed on top of it. As soon as the person who delivered the package has departed, the top surface lifts up above the body of the receptacle, rotates to a vertical position, and drops the package into the interior compartment. The top then reverses its motion and returns to its resting horizontal position, locked and ready for another delivery. The receptacle's mechanism does not encroach at all on the receptable's interior compartment space while cycling. It is powered by a 12-volt automobile type battery connected to a motor controller that is programmed to drive a high-speed linear actuator to complete its open/close cycle in less than twenty seconds.
Abstract: A biodegradable burial container to be disposed under a ground surface at roots of a plant, the biodegradable burial container including a main body to receive a corpse therein and decompose the corpse in response to contact with the corpse, such that the decomposition of the corpse nourishes the plant, and a vegetation layer disposed within at least a portion of the main body to retain moisture within the main body.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an article storage and retrieval apparatus, including a frame body, configured to be fixed on a vertical mounting surface; a cap body, the cap body, hinged with the frame body at upper end, left end or right end to rotate to open and close; and an accommodating box, arranged in a space formed between the frame body and the cap body, adopting a foldable structure and configured to be unfolded alter the cap body is opened relative to the frame body to form a space for accommodating articles and allow the cap body to be closed relative to the frame body after being folded.
July 29, 2019
Date of Patent:
April 4, 2023
BEIJING JINGDONG ZHENSHI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Abstract: A modular system of locker banks for receipt and delivery of packages is described. The system may include associate modules each having one or more lockers and a control board in communication with each of the lockers in the module. Each locker may include a locker board having a processor and memory configured to control operation of the locker. Each locker may include a lock and a light. The system may further include one or more control modules, each having the above components and further including a kiosk having one or more input and output devices for entering information to the module for controlling operation of the system. The modular system may be connected to a server and/or an administrator terminal.
Abstract: A guide system includes a first guide rail for guiding a door wing, a second guide rail for guiding the door wing. A carrier can move the door wing relative to the second guide rail in a direction extending transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first guide rail. A drive device has a force storage member, and the carrier can be at least partially ejected by the drive device from the retracted position of the carrier by a force of the force storage member. The drive device includes a coupling portion and a control curve, and the coupling portion and the control curve are decoupled over a large part of the movement of the carrier between the extended position and the retracted position. The carrier can be retracted into the retracted position starting from a position immediately before the retracted position when the coupling portion couples with the control curve.
September 23, 2019
Date of Patent:
March 28, 2023
JULIUS BLUM GMBH
Matthias Rupp, Christian Hauer, Hermann Haemmerle, Ingo Gasser, Franz Kohlweiss
Abstract: A notification apparatus and method for a package receptacle, such as a mailbox, including a receiving door with a closure lip, a mounting plate, a notification flap, and a self-contained spring loaded hinge between the mounting plate and the notification flap. The mounting plate is securable to a mailbox with at least a portion of the notification flap securable under a door of the mailbox, and, when the door is opened, the flap rotates approximately 90-degrees about the hinge toward the mounting plate.
Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for providing substantially 180 degrees, or more, of rotation between a sheet metal door mounted on a sheet metal sidewall of a chassis, relative to the chassis. The system includes a first and a second shaft passing through a module positioned between the door and the sidewall, whereby the door rotates about the two shafts, where the two shafts are not axially aligned. The chassis may hold sleds of a server, and the door may further comprise multiple linking modules, such that the sleds are coupled to the linking modules when the door is in a closed position, and the sleds are slid home within the chassis.
April 9, 2019
Date of Patent:
March 7, 2023
QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Ching-Cheng Kung
Abstract: A novel technique for the fabrication of a casket dome lid from, for example, Smooth-One-Side (“S1S”) hardboard is disclosed. The invention is also directed to the fabrication of a casket lid which has a domed configuration both in the lateral and longitudinal directions of the lid. The method comprises the steps of providing a lid blank having a first end, second end, and a central region; providing a pair of diagonal voids oriented at corners of the first end of said blank and extending inward toward the central region; placing the lid blank in a vacuum fixture; and flexing the lid blank into a domed configuration via the vacuum fixture, such that the blank is domed in both a longitudinal and a transverse direction.
Abstract: A postal and package receptacle includes a main body that has an open top and a lid over the top that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The lid is moved from the open to the closed position upon receiving an open command via a wireless communication, whereupon a package can be placed in the interior of the main body. After a package is placed in the interior of the main body, the lid can be closed. A drone can be programmed to deliver a package to the postal and package receptacle and upon arriving at the location of the postal and package receptacle, the drone can communicate with the postal and package receptacle to issue the open and close commands, accordingly.