With Receptacle Patents (Class 108/25)
  • Patent number: 11285881
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component is disclosed. The component may comprise a base comprising an outer surface and a support comprising an outer surface and configured to move between a raised position and a lowered position. The component may comprise a light source to provide a lighted border around the support and/or illuminate walls of the cavity. The outer surface of the support and the outer surface of the base may comprise a substantially continuous surface when the support is in the raised position. The support may descend into the base to provide a cavity. The support may rotate and translate as it descends. The support may comprise a switch to send a signal to move the support. The component may comprise a pump and a valve. The component may comprise at least one of a console, floor console, tunnel console, armrest, instrument panel, door or door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chris J. Harmelink, Jonathan Alan Dykstra, Brandon Miller, Brian Scott DeBlaay, Thomas Scott Hodgson, Rick Alan Anderson, Natalie Bogdanov, Norbert Truxa, Lucas Eyl, Jesus Maria Galan Garcia, Ivo Erler, Wei Lange-Mao, Bogdan Muresan
  • Patent number: 10926920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a block protector assembly including a protector contoured to conform to a block of pallet where the pallet includes a plurality of blocks, and an attachment mechanism coupled to the protector, where the attachment mechanism is configured to secure the protector to the block of the pallet, where the protector includes a rigid material. The present invention also provides a method including determining a contour of a block of a pallet, fabricating a protector to follow the contour of the block, and securing the protector to the block. In addition, the present invention provides a protector configured to prevent damage to a block of a pallet, where the protector includes a first side contoured to a first side of the block, a second side contoured to a second side of the block, and a third side contoured to a third side of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan R. Anderson, William J. O. Green
  • Patent number: 10875229
    Abstract: A melt temperature sensing kit includes a housing and a cup. The housing defines a cavity and has an outer periphery configured to be received by a platen of an injection molding machine. The cup has a proximate end and a distal end and is configured to be received within at least a portion of the cavity. The cup includes a base enclosing the distal end of the cup and a sidewall extending from the base, the sidewall defining a first aperture at the proximate end of the cup, a second aperture disposed between the proximate end and the distal end of the cup, and an internal volume. The first aperture, the second aperture, and the internal volume cooperate to define a flow path. At least one of the housing and the cup facilitate measurement of a shot flow temperature as part of a melt temperature measurement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Procon Training and Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Richard A. Bleck
  • Patent number: 10849446
    Abstract: A food handling device includes a holder having an interior chamber extending along a longitudinal axis, and an extension housing detachably mounted on the holder and having an interior compartment for receiving and for holding the foodstuff. A pusher is mounted in the chamber for axial movement. An actuator axially moves the pusher through the chamber and through the compartment into contact with the foodstuff, and incrementally feeds a continuously variable quantity of the foodstuff along the longitudinal axis through the opening directly into a user's mouth to enable the foodstuff to be eaten bite-by-bite in a sanitary manner without using eating accessories, such as plates and/or utensils, and without the user's hands directly touching and contaminating the foodstuff, thereby preventing the spread of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Leonid Shendelman
  • Patent number: 10850656
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a base, an inductive charger, concealed under the base for charging an electronic device wirelessly, and a retractable cup holder. The retractable cup holder is displaceable between a home position recessed and nested within the base and a deployed position overlying the base for stably supporting the side of a tall drink cup, drink bottle, can or other item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Omar Garcia Salgado, Leopoldo Urbina Marquez, Carlos Caballero De Ita, Jose Alfredo Peregrina Loera, Eduardo Daniel Mejia Caballero
  • Patent number: 10772411
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides hands-free item carrying devices and related methods. The devices include a support platform including an interior surface with an item support portion, a bottom and top ends. The devices further include a flexible stabilizing portion coupled to a bottom portion of the support platform and positioned adjacent to the interior surface. The devices also include a body harness with a pair of shoulder straps, at least one first end portion coupled to the stabilizing portion, and at least one second end portion coupled to at least one of the stabilizing portion and the support platform. When the shoulder straps are worn by a user, the support platform is selectively movable between an open positioned angling away from the user from the bottom end with the top end being distal to the user, and a closed positioned with the top end being proximate to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony John Kippen
  • Patent number: 10751600
    Abstract: An exercise machine accessory system for facilitating exerciser rehydration during a workout and antibacterial machine wipe down. The exercise machine accessory system generally includes an exercise machine having a first end and a second end, first and second stationary exercise platforms, a movable carriage movably positioned upon a rail, a biasing member connected to the movable carriage, first and second handle assemblies connected to the frame of the exercise machine, a first bottle holder, a first antibacterial wipes dispenser and/or a first disposal receptacle connected to the first right handle assembly or the first left handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Andy H. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 10653032
    Abstract: A tablet computer positioning assembly for stabilizing and positioning a tablet computer includes a plate that is configured to position on a substantially horizontal surface. A first frame is coupled to and extends perpendicularly from the plate proximate to a first side of the plate. A second frame is pivotally coupled to the first frame and extends substantially perpendicularly from the first frame over the plate. The second frame is selectively fixedly couplable to the first frame so that the second frame is selectively angularly positionable relative to the plate. A plurality of couplers that is coupled to the second frame is configured to couple to a rim of a tablet computer to couple the tablet computer to the second frame so that the second frame is configured to selectively position the tablet computer relative to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: James Huffaker
  • Patent number: 10578313
    Abstract: A drop-in cooking device for installation into an opening in a fixture, including a housing configured to be mounted in the opening in the fixture, a heating element positioned in the housing and having a heating surface, wherein the heating element includes at least one of an electric heating element and an induction heating element, and a cover attachable to the housing adjacent the heating surface, the cover including a thermally insulating material and having a collapsible portion, wherein the collapsible portion of the cover has a working configuration in which the cover has a first height and a storage configuration in which the cover has a second height, the second height being less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kenyon International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Reischmann
  • Patent number: 10568799
    Abstract: Example ambulation aid apparatus and associated methods of manufacture are disclosed and described herein. An example ambulation aid apparatus includes an ambulation aid body formed as a integral part, the integral part formed in monocoque construction to provide support for mobility of a user through the integral part, the integral part providing a plurality of grippable areas to facilitate user movement and support through the integral part. Another example ambulation aid apparatus includes a primary panel formed in monocoque construction to provide support for and assist in mobility of a user through the skin of the monocoque primary panel, the primary panel formed to interrelate with one or more subassemblies to provide an integrated monocoque part to assist in providing support for and improved mobility of the user through the integrated monocoque part. Example methods of manufacture are also disclosed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Motivo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jennifer R. Harris
  • Patent number: 10555601
    Abstract: An expandable table assembly includes a box that is positionable on a support surface to serve as a coffee table. A lid is hingedly coupled to the box for closing the box. A top surface of the lid is horizontally oriented when the lid is closed to serve as a table top. The top surface of the lid is oriented at an upwardly slanting angle when the lid is in the open position to serve as an angled work surface. A first extension panel is hingedly coupled to the first lateral side of the box and a second extension panel is hingedly coupled to the second lateral side of the box. Each of the first and second extensions panel extends away from the respective first and second lateral sides in a horizontal orientation when the first and second extension panels are positioned in a deployed position thereby increasing a surface area of a top of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Theresa Oblak
  • Patent number: 10426259
    Abstract: A table having a table top having an upper surface and a lower surface. The table further having a first and second guide track located on the lower surface. A first leg is pivotally connected to a second leg, the first leg comprising a first slide adapted to slidably engage the first guide track, and the second leg comprising a second slide adapted to slidably engage the second guide track. The table further includes a first retainer adapted to engage the first slide and the first guide track to prevent sliding of the first slide with respect to the first guide track, and a second retainer adapted to engage the second slide and the second guide track to prevent sliding of the second slide with respect to the second guide track. The table may be an adjustable height table. Other features of the table are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Varidesk, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Lio Yenwei Chang
  • Patent number: 10378193
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a sink to a counter includes a clamp having a clamp body and a binding spring of a flat-profile, bending type (“bending spring”), a binding lip for insertion through a first slot in the bottom surface of the countertop adjacent to the sink, the clamp and binding lip connected to the clamp body and extending away therefrom at least partially over an edge of the sink, and a clamp screw for insertion through a first opening in the clamp body and against a flange of the sink. The clamp screw may be covered by a screw cap, and a solid portion of the binding spring may be disposed between the clamp screw and the sink flange, or an opening in the binding spring may permit the clamp screw to press directly against the sink flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Z KEEPERS, LLC
    Inventor: David C Smith
  • Patent number: 10349747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piece of outside furniture including a hollow space closed by a door; a lock for locking the door in position when the door is closed. The piece of outside furniture further includes a transmitter-receiver of an electromagnetic wave, the and the lock is configured to unlock the position of the door when a received electromagnetic wave, from a radio frequency identification tag having received an emitted electromagnetic wave, comprises predefined information. The piece of outside furniture further includes a through-opening, configured to allow the passage of a post planted in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Anna Capano-Rigal
  • Patent number: 10301028
    Abstract: An aircraft tray table assembly includes a recessed storage compartment covered by a pivoting lid which becomes an integral part of the tray table surface upon closing. A mirror may be fixedly attached to the inside of the lid. A passenger may be provided a mirror surface by flipping open the pivoting lid when positioned in a passenger seat within an aircraft. A retractor may be configured to closing of the pivoting lid when a passenger manually translates the tray table into a stowed position, thereby avoiding contact of the deployed lid with aircraft fixture surfaces proximate the stowed position of the tray table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Stephens, Robert D. Wilkey, Robert J. Henshaw, Francis Xavier L. Garing, Alexander Nicholas Pozzi
  • Patent number: 9961992
    Abstract: A height adjustable workstation for positioning a monitor and a keyboard relative to a work surface. The height adjustable workstation can include a stationary column positioned below the work surface and a movable column coupled to the stationary column and vertically extendable above the work surface. The movable column can support a keyboard support and/or a monitor mount. A counterbalance assembly, which is positioned below the work surface and operatively coupled to both the stationary column and movable column, functions to offset the load carried by the keyboard support and/or monitor mount to provide effortless height adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert King, Vladimir Stanislavovich Chumakov
  • Patent number: 9930972
    Abstract: The legless, planar, rectangular platform may consist of a top that will be the primary play surface. In addition to the rectangular platform, additional members may be included. A front member may be attached to the primary platform and may run along the width of the invention. A second member, considered one side of the invention, may be attached in like manner to the primary platform as the front member, as well as being attached at a 90 degree angle to the front member with slots for drawers. The four members when attached together may form a rectangular shaped structure to which the primary flat member is attached. Removable bins may also be included. Each bin may attach along the periphery of the primary flat platform for ease of access and secure storage. Each bin may be comprised of five (5) members; a bottom and four (sides).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Cindy Janay
  • Patent number: 9908450
    Abstract: A lifting container holder includes: a case having an opening of an accommodation space; a cylindrical outer cylinder portion configured to reciprocate in an external direction of the accommodation space from the opening; an inner member portion configured to reciprocate in an internal direction to the accommodation space from the opening; and a lifting unit configured to move the inner member portion and the outer cylinder portion in different directions, the lifting unit including: an outer cylinder lifting unit including an outer cylinder link; an inner member lifting unit including a first inner member link and a second inner member link further in the internal direction of the inner member portion; and a gear unit configured to transmit swinging of the outer cylinder link and swinging of at least one of the first inner member link and the second inner member link of the inner member lifting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Masatsugu, Shinichi Sawada, Kunihito Kondo
  • Patent number: 9737144
    Abstract: A apparatus and system for removably storing storage containers in an area, such as a garage or shed, having one or more overhead area supports, such as a joist, ceiling or the like, so as to position the storage containers below the area supports above the floor of the area. The apparatus has a container engaging section that holds the container and a mounting section that mounts the apparatus to the area supports. The container engaging section has a static support member and a dynamic support assembly that define a container space for a container. The static support member engages one lip of the container. The dynamic support assembly has a plurality of dynamic supports, each with a biasing mechanism that biases an insert member relative to a tubular receiver member. A device attached to the insert member engages an opposing lip of the container to secure the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Everett Brown
  • Patent number: 9737141
    Abstract: Wire-grid walls attachable to a stand or tool holding apparatus are configured to receive material holding apparatus, e.g., shelf baskets, disc holders, box holders, hooks, etc. The material holding apparatus may be configured to hold various material in an organized, open, and unobstructed manner to provide convenient access to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9714738
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for removably storing storage containers in an area, such as a garage or shed, having one or more overhead area supports, such as a joist, ceiling or the like, so as to position the storage containers below the area supports and above the floor of the area. The apparatus has a container engaging section that holds the container and a mounting section that mounts the apparatus to the area supports. The container engaging section has a static support member and a dynamic support assembly that define a container space for a container. The static support member engages one lip of the container. The dynamic support assembly has a plurality of dynamic supports that move along a frame member, each dynamic support has a biasing mechanism that biases a lip engaging device to engage an opposing lip of the container to secure the container in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Everett Brown
  • Patent number: 9532654
    Abstract: A stackable molded plastic chair has a cup holder is connected to a cylindrical boss on the underside of a chair arm for movement between a retracted position lying underneath the chair arm and an open position extending away from the arm of the chair. The cup holder has a tubular boss having a first portion extending from the top surface of the cup holder and a second portion extending from the bottom surface of the cup holder. The first portion is at least partially within the cylindrical boss on the chair arm. A pin within the tubular boss has two or more spaced apart legs each leg having a foot. As the pin is inserted into the tubular boss the legs will move inward and then will move outward when the feet reach a recess on the inside surface of the cylindrical boss on the chair arm. The feet are each sized and configured to fit into the recess and the legs preferably have an outward curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, IV, Matthew Goodworth, Kevin A. Harper, Shlomo Snir
  • Patent number: 9357838
    Abstract: A portable collapsible table, having a foldable supporting frame that supports a table top, the frame including a plurality of legs that are positionable in a first position that positions the table top in a first relatively low position and that are positionable in a second position that positions the table top in a second relatively raised position, the table top including a plurality of wells disposed therein, the wells, the frame and the table top being collapsible so that the table may be folded for ease in storage or transport thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 9326991
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include nucleoside 5?-monophosphate derivative compounds, their preparation and their uses. In some embodiments, nucleoside 5?-monophosphate derivative compounds are useful to treat viral infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Lin Zhi, K. Raja Reddy
  • Patent number: 9247807
    Abstract: A portable buffet style serving and seating table comprising a table body box with one or more hollow compartments for placing food containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Savino I. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9164538
    Abstract: A multi-monitor display system is described having an arm adapted for supporting a plurality of monitors containing display screens. The system also includes a column for supporting the arm, a monitor controller assembly for electronically controlling images displayed on the screens, and a graphics assembly for sending signals to the monitor controller assembly to produce the images. The system is used in conjunction with a central processor located in a computer housing. The monitor controller assembly is disposed outside of the monitors and/or the graphics assembly is disposed outside the computer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry Moscovitch
  • Patent number: 9113735
    Abstract: A post drink holder device securely holds multiple beverage containers on an existing post such as a on a boat dock. The device includes a base wall coupled to and extending downwardly from a lower surface of a panel defining a post receiver for receiving a post therein such that the panel is supported on the post. An upper wall is coupled to and extends upwardly from an upper surface of the panel defining a primary cup for receiving a beverage container. Each of a plurality of outer cups extends into the upper surface and through the panel for holding additional beverage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Todd Jansma
  • Patent number: 9038545
    Abstract: A portable cushion tray includes a cushion coupled to a tray. The tray has a first maximum perimeter. The cushion has a second maximum perimeter. The first maximum perimeter is one of the same as the second maximum perimeter and disposed inside of the second maximum perimeter. The portable cushion tray is used as a furniture accessory and selectively provides each of a pillow and a working surface for use with furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dan R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9039079
    Abstract: A children's tray with a placement indicator includes a tray and a groove/spot formed in the tray to indicate where an eating item (including food, utensils, or dishware) is to be placed. The tray can be mounted, removably or fixedly, to a variety of child support structures, including high chairs, booster seats and bouncers and includes a wall around the periphery intended to prevent items from falling off of the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a higher coefficient of friction than the material used to form the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a different color than the material used to form the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Juliette Marlene Welch, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Patent number: 9032883
    Abstract: A foldable table that provides a stable operational position in which the table legs may extend beyond the footprint of the table, and a folded, storage position in which the table legs may be tucked within the footprint of the table. An aspect provides table legs that may slide and pivot within sockets of a table top, to enable the legs to lock into the extended position and to also pivot flat against a horizontal undersurface of the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MEGA Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Roy, Thierry Beauregard
  • Patent number: 9032882
    Abstract: A hand-held table cleaning implement has upstanding rear and laterally opposed side walls, a handle on the backside of the rear wall, a flat horizontal platform extending a distance forwardly from the side walls for insertion beneath a table top, an intermediate portion adjoined to bottom ends of the rear and side walls and back end of the platform defining a central opening tapering downwardly and inwardly therefrom, and a trash receptacle extending downwardly from the intermediate portion for receiving trash, refuse, crumbs, and debris swept or scraped from the table top surface. A generally rectangular scraper may be provided that can be clipped onto a flat surface of the table cleaning implement, and removed therefrom for use in scraping and sweeping debris, crumbs, and food remnants from the table top and into the receptacle. The implement can be hooked over an edge of another object, and is easily stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Rich L. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20150122158
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tray device in a sports action pose. The device includes a body, a tray, and a base. The body includes a front, a back, and a head. The device's sports action pose contributes to a more stable tray than conventional trays, which is beneficial when multiple objects are unevenly placed on the tray or when the tray is bumped. In additional to a food/beverage tray, the device may also include a cup holder, which is especially useful for tailgating parties. The tray can be disassembled or folded which makes it easier to transport and store the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Basement Dad Sports
    Inventors: Kenneth L. St. Cyr, Catherine D. St. Cyr, Peter Michaelian, Lucas Saule
  • Patent number: 8991319
    Abstract: A portable workstation includes a top panel having a distal edge and a lower surface. Also included are a bottom panel having a proximal edge and an upper surface, and a middle panel connected by a hinge to the distal edge and to the proximal edge. The middle panel and the bottom panel are spanned by a first folding support. The middle panel and the top panel are spanned by a second folding support, so that the first folding support and the second folding support hold the top panel, the bottom panel, and the middle panel in a predetermined, expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Norman Korpi
  • Publication number: 20150068434
    Abstract: A support for portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The support may comprise an elongated cavity or slot configured to accept one or more portable electronic devices. The slot is collapsible to help secure a portable electronic device therein or for storage purposes. The portable electronic devices may be held at various viewing angles relative to the passenger. A passenger may be permitted to adjust the angle at which his or her portable electronic device is positioned. Likewise, an operator or the like may rotate the support for cleaning or other maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Nick Pajic
  • Publication number: 20150068433
    Abstract: Methods, computer-implemented methods, systems, tables and computer-readable mediums for playing blackjack hold-em that include receiving a buy-in from each player, calculating a unit, wherein the unit is the value of each hand, calculating total units needed to win a game, dealing player hold cards, wherein the hold cards are dealt face-down, .receiving one or more requests for hit cards, wherein the hit cards are dealt face up, instructing each player to turn over their hold cards, determining the winning hand or hands, and paying the winning hand the appropriate unit(s) or unit fraction, minus any house take.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra Nardi
  • Publication number: 20150061330
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a furniture system and method of manufacture is disclosed. The furniture system may comprise one or more raised horizontal platforms. The plurality of platforms may flank a basin, such as a catch basin. The furniture system may comprise one or more support members to support and/or raise the platforms and/or basin from ground level. The furniture system may comprise one or more containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: C + D, LLC
    Inventors: Dawn R. Scotti, Chase Albright
  • Publication number: 20150033606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coffee table with a built-in display. The purpose of the present device is to provide an aesthetically pleasing coffee table while providing a display for an artwork. The device includes a tabletop and a plurality of legs attached thereto. The tabletop has an upper surface with a recessed portion that is adapted to store an artwork, such as a painting therein. The recessed portion has a ledge that is adapted to support a cover thereon. The ledge is elevated above the recessed surface so that the cover and the recessed surface are separated by a space. The cover is preferably composed of a transparent material so as to allow a user to view the artwork stored within the recessed portion. The cover is removably secured to the tabletop so that a user can remove the cover and replace the artwork as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Edward Dinlocker
  • Patent number: 8919507
    Abstract: A display stand case table provides additional utility for users attending tradeshows, conventions and similar events by providing a work table or display table usable for various purposes. In addition to including a protective housing for transporting displays stands, the case is convertible to a table configuration wherein a carried tabletop is supported by a top edge of the case along with a related hinged lid. In this way, the tabletop is of sufficient size for the display of promotional items, samples, brochures, etc. while also being sufficiently supported. In addition, a secondary lid is provided at an interim location along one side of the case body. The secondary lid can be supported in a substantially horizontal orientation, thus providing an additional supporting shelf. It is contemplated that this secondary support shelf provides a surface to hold or contain audio visual equipment, laptop computers or promotional materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Parizek, Jim Sommerville, Curtis Lindblom, Paul Guetter
  • Patent number: 8915195
    Abstract: A portable collapsible table, having a foldable supporting frame that supports a table top, the frame including a plurality of legs that are positionable in a first position that positions the table top in a first relatively low position and that are positionable in a second position that positions the table top in a second relatively raised position, the table top including a plurality of wells disposed therein, the wells, the frame and the table top being collapsible so that the table may be folded for ease in storage or transport thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 8905484
    Abstract: A functional chair is capable of storing articles such as shoes, shoe brushes, umbrellas, canes and the like by utilizing a narrow space effectively, and can be used as a chair for senior citizens and for children to sit and put on shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Hyong-Taek Kim
  • Publication number: 20140345499
    Abstract: A tray device that is detachably connectable to a surface, such as a table surface, providing an eating and/or playing surface for a child. The tray is provided with a lip that extends upwardly and outwardly toward the child's body so as to catch items and/or food or drink dropped by the child and direct the slipped item onto the tray surface. The tray may also be provided with a removable insert and various attachment mechanisms to firmly hold the tray onto the table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Megan Streit Wilson
  • Patent number: 8869331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device designed for the unloading of waste, which device consists of a raised platform (1) and of inclined access ramps (2), comprising a plurality of juxtaposed supporting elements (3) forming a raised horizontal surface (48), said supporting elements consisting of two vertical uprights (12) resting on a surface (8) having a deformation coefficient defined as a function of the use of the waste-disposal facility that is envisaged and allowing the movement of pedestrians and light or heavy vehicles and having a horizontal top cross member (13), a plurality of access elements (4) forming at least one continuous inclined surface from the bearing surface (8) to the raised horizontal surface (48), said access elements consisting of two vertical uprights (12) resting on the bearing surface (8) and of an inclined top cross member (13), and fastening means (17) between the supporting elements (3) and the access elements (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Modulo Beton
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Pegot-Ogier, Michel-Jean Bosio
  • Patent number: 8863671
    Abstract: A secondary or spill containment pallet that is the combination of a base or reservoir member composed of a flexible, non-self-sustaining material, one or more horizontally disposed apertured deck members, and an internal load-bearing support structure capable of supporting the deck member and liquid containers disposed on the deck members. The support structure maintains the deck members a suitable distance above the bottom of the base member such that a large internal volume is created, whereby liquid leaking or spilling from the containers will be received and retained within the base member, the walls of which are suspended from or attached to the deck members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Mark D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140261093
    Abstract: A portable collapsible table, having a foldable supporting frame that supports a table top, the frame including a plurality of legs that are positionable in a first position that positions the table top in a first relatively low position and that are positionable in a second position that positions the table top in a second relatively raised position, the table top including a plurality of wells disposed therein, the wells, the frame and the table top being collapsible so that the table may be folded for ease in storage or transport thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 8833583
    Abstract: The invention provides an assembly of a food tray (183) and a food container such as a cup or a plate. The tray (183) can comprise a generally flat surface for supporting the food containers. The food tray (183) and the food container comprise an interlocking system for positioning the food containers on the food tray. The interlocking system comprises male and corresponding female parts provided on the food tray and food container. The generally flat surface comprises a field of multiple (female or male) parts of the interlocking system forming a surface for positioning and releasably locking at multiple positions bottom side of the food container. The invention provides for the use of the interlocking system in travel catering, such as in vehicles and airplanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Eureka Concepts International B.V.
    Inventors: Etienne Herman Walter Blondeel, Cecil Marie Lommen
  • Patent number: 8820548
    Abstract: A tray device that is detachably connectable to a surface, such as a table surface, providing an eating and/or playing surface for a child. The tray is provided with a lip that extends upwardly and outwardly toward the child's body so as to catch items and/or food or drink dropped by the child and direct the slipped item onto the tray surface. The tray may also be provided with a removable insert and various attachment mechanisms to firmly hold the tray onto the table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bambinos!, LLC
    Inventor: Megan Streit Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140238277
    Abstract: Modular laboratory workbenches and work surface accessories are provided. Modular laboratory workbenches may include a spine structure including multiple modules with core passageways for routing utilities. At least one spine structure module may include circuit breakers behind a panel for local electrical power control. The spine structure may include a top with angled faces that provide power outlets, gas terminals, and other utilities. Between angled faces, an accessory support structure may be provided that supports a backsplash in a center channel and provides accessory slots on both sides of the center channel to receive and support interchangeable accessories including monitor arms, tablet arms, gas turrets, supplemental lights, etc. Cantilever brackets of various heights may attach to the spine structure and support work surfaces that are translatable to provide access to the utilities provided on the angled faces of the spine structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS INSTITUTES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventor: NOVARTIS INSTITUTES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.
  • Patent number: 8807051
    Abstract: A portable cushion tray includes a cushion coupled to a tray. The tray has a first maximum perimeter. The cushion has a second maximum perimeter. The first maximum perimeter is one of the same as the second maximum perimeter and disposed inside of the second maximum perimeter. The portable cushion tray is used as a furniture accessory and selectively provides each of a pillow and a working surface for use with furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Dan R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140196633
    Abstract: A secondary or spill containment pallet that is the combination of a base or reservoir member composed of a flexible, non-self-sustaining material, one or more horizontally disposed apertured deck members, and an internal load-bearing support structure capable of supporting the deck member and liquid containers disposed on the deck members. The support structure maintains the deck members a suitable distance above the bottom of the base member such that a large internal volume is created, whereby liquid leaking or spilling from the containers will be received and retained within the base member, the walls of which are suspended from or attached to the deck members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mark D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8763823
    Abstract: A pan guide for use in a food storage apparatus is provided. The pan guide has at least two levels for supporting food storage pans. The levels can be removable. This allows for easy movement of the food pans, to accommodate for temperature changes in the vicinity of the food storage apparatus. Dividers for separating the food pans are also provided, which can connect to the pan guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Delfield Company LLC
    Inventors: Charles L. Eaves, Jr., Stephen P. Griffin, Richard A. Seiss, Stephen R. Willoughby, Nick R. Derry