Laterally Connected Individual Units Patents (Class 108/64)
  • Patent number: 10842259
    Abstract: A multipurpose desk system assembly and an associated method of assembling the desk system are disclosed. The desk system assembly may include a top panel assembly and a base support system configured with clamping devices for convenient assembly. The desk system assembly may comprise multiple top panel assemblies and can be configured to be readily converted or customized to fit the needs of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Poppin, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Miller, Matteo Bonacina, Jason Caleb Zipperer, Adrian Gomez
  • Patent number: 10722028
    Abstract: A table arrangement includes connection mechanisms for inter-connection of height adjustable tabletops so that the tabletops are independently moveable in a stable way. Embodiments of the table arrangement can be configured so that different height adjustable tabletops can be arranged to accommodate different users' preferences. Some embodiments of the table arrangement can utilize at least one cross-member connection mechanism connected to at least one column connection mechanisms 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Lee
  • Patent number: 10524568
    Abstract: A desk includes a base and a work surface assembly mounted on the base. The work surface assembly has a board and a leg having opposite ends connected to the board and the base. The leg has an inclined section and a straight section, and the board has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. A distance between the first end of the board and the straight section of the leg is greater than that of between the second end of the board and the straight section of the leg. The boards of the work surface assemblies are arranged in a row or two rows of a matrix. Therefore, the work surface assemblies are combinative to be mounted on the base to have various layouts of the boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hi-Max Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jhih-Fan Lin
  • Patent number: 10507923
    Abstract: A device may include a body, springs, and a plunger. The body may include a back wall and a front wall. The body may have a cavity forming spring channels and at least one rail. The front wall may have an aperture extending into the cavity. Each spring may be implemented in one of the spring channels. The plunger may include a plunger head and a plunger rod extending from the plunger head and through the aperture. The plunger head may be configured to engage the springs. The plunger head may have at least one rail guide channel, each configured to accommodate one rail. When a compressive force is applied to the plunger rod, the plunger head compresses the springs as the plunger head travels in a first direction within the cavity. When the compressive force is reduced, the plunger head travels in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Erlichman, Samuel P. Evans
  • Patent number: 10492608
    Abstract: A conferencing assembly, the assembly comprising a first table assembly including (i) a first table top having oppositely facing front and rear edges, (ii) at least a first display screen supported adjacent the rear edge of the first table top, a second table assembly including (i) a second table top having oppositely facing front and rear edges and (ii) at least a second display screen supported adjacent the rear edge of the second table top, wherein, the first and second table assemblies arranged so that the front edges thereof are spaced apart to form a gap with the second display screen substantially parallel to and facing the first display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Baloga, Frank G. Graziano
  • Patent number: 10463172
    Abstract: A shelving rack system, having at least two divider supports extending across the bottom of a base, with a support panel positioned on top of the base, wherein the dividers are positionable from side-to-side to vary the width of the product dispensing channels between the dividers in the shelving rack. Each divider has legs that pass through holes in both an optional support panel and the divider supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE ONDRASIK FAMILY TRUST DATED 11/3/1999
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 10455935
    Abstract: A post and deck combination for a shelf assembly includes a hollow vertical post having an outer wall with slots at different heights. Each slot has a positioning portion. A coupling board is disposed on an edge of a deck and includes a first insertion groove. A coupling member includes a columnar portion interconnected between first and second ends thereof and having a first section with a diameter smaller than a width of each positioning portion and a second section received in the first insertion groove. The coupling member extends through one of the slots. The positioning portion of the one of the slots is located at the first section. The first insertion groove is coupled with the first end of the coupling member. A first receiving end of the first insertion groove is located on an inclined guiding face of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Affinity Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10145128
    Abstract: A work platform system having a first work platform. The system having a first bracket attached to the first scaffold and extending below and outward beyond the first scaffold between the first rail and the second rail of the first leg assembly. The system having a second bracket attached to the first scaffold and extending below and outward beyond the first scaffold between the first rail and the second rail of the first leg assembly. The system having a second work platform. The first end of the second scaffold is disposed on the first bracket and the second bracket with the first bracket and the second bracket extending between the first rung of the third leg assembly and the second scaffold. A method for using a work platform system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Steve Woodward, Joseph C. Dangrow, Michael A. Somerfield
  • Patent number: 10076184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame furniture comprising a furniture plate (2) and two leg elements (4) supporting the furniture plate (2), said leg elements (4) being arranged on both sides of a vertical furniture median plane and being movably mounted. The frame furniture is characterized in that each leg element (4) can be moved between a normal position, in which the leg elements (4) are covered by the furniture plate (2), and an extended position, in which the leg elements (4) are uncovered at the top, in order to enable a stacking of the frame furniture via the leg elements (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Jakob Gauger Sohne, Stuhl- und Tischfabrik, Innenausbau GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Bernd Gauger, Martin Ballendat
  • Patent number: 9820576
    Abstract: A system of modular components to assemble a desired article of furniture provides a plurality of tool-less fasteners and a collection of a plurality of furniture components selectively connectable to each other with one or more of the plurality of tool-less fasteners to assemble a desired article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Chelsea McCullough
  • Patent number: 9750344
    Abstract: This disclosure provides apparatus that includes kits and systems for connecting together a plurality of tables, having a plurality of elongated foot members that include a plurality of table leg connectors that are connectable to the lower ends of legs of a plurality of tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Workrite Ergonomics, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Alexander Gammon, Ruby Schaefer, Oky Sulistio, Alexander Justin Hautau, John E. Johnston, Darren S. Hulsey, Charles F. Lawrence, David Warren Dean, Derek Aaron Timm, Cody Ralph Darwin
  • Patent number: 9720185
    Abstract: A processing system to connectorize optical cables includes processing stations on a table arrangement; and a track arrangement. The processing stations include: a strip-clean-cleave station that creates prepared ends of cable fibers and stub fibers; a splice station that fusion splices the prepared ends of cable and stub fibers; an overmold station that injection molds hubs around the splices; a UV cure station and a heat cure station for the injection molding; and a connector assembly station at which an optical connector is assembled at an end of each optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, ADC Czech Republic, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Joel Halls, Scott Carlson, Michael James Ott, Todd Curtis Strahl, Jan Vozdecky, Francisco Gerardo Carrillo Velarde, Yu Lu, Joseph Blaser, Mark D. Narum
  • Patent number: 9707022
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is used as a lever to reposition a region of the bone. In some embodiments, the leg member may be a post member that attaches to the bone plate by threaded engagement with an aperture of the bone plate. In some embodiments, the bone plate and the leg member may be used near the end of a long bone, such as on a distal portion of a radial bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors
  • Patent number: 9655445
    Abstract: This disclosure provides apparatus that includes kits and systems for connecting together a plurality of tables, having a plurality of elongated foot members that include a plurality of table leg connectors that are connectable to the lower ends of legs of a plurality of tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Workrite Ergonomics, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Alexander Gammon, Ruby Schaefer, Oky Sulistio, Alexander Justin Hautau, John E. Johnston, Darren S. Hulsey, Charles F. Lawrence, David Warren Dean, Derek Aaron Timm, Cody Ralph Darwin
  • Patent number: 9591783
    Abstract: A rack-mounted electronic device, which is mounted in a rack, includes a housing; a first aperture formed on a first surface of the housing; a first connector configured to protrude from the first aperture; a second aperture formed on a second surface which faces the first surface in the housing; and a second connector arranged in the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masayuki Korikawa
  • Patent number: 9538843
    Abstract: An item of table furniture has a table top and a table frame supporting the table top. The table top, in plan view, is formed with first pair of opposite edges and a second pair of opposite edges. One edge of the first pair of edges is convex and the other edge of the first pair of edges is concave. The convex curvature and the concave curvature of the first pair of edges has a predetermined first radius of curvature of substantially equal size. One edge of the second pair of edges is longer than the other edge of the second pair of edges. Such a table can be arranged together with items of table furniture of the same kind and also with other items of furniture to an array in many ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: VS Vereinigte Spezialmoebelfabriken GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: David Stubbs, Jonathan Pidwell, Gerhard Lippert, Reinhard Weber
  • Patent number: 9380889
    Abstract: A guide assembly for a displaying a plurality of products is disclosed. The guide assembly includes a base, a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. The base includes a product-supporting surface defining a longitudinal axis. Each lateral wall includes a plurality of support members and a rail. The support members extend upwardly from a lateral side of the base. The rail is spaced above the base and extends along portions of the support members. A proximal-most support member of the first lateral wall is longitudinally offset from a proximal-most support member of the second lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Display Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Howard
  • Patent number: 9345330
    Abstract: A chair or other piece of furniture can include a built-up frame including at least a portion of a premade plastic chair, such as an off-the-shelf plastic lawn or deck chair. The frame can have a seat and a backrest shaped to accommodate a person. Cushioning material can be installed over the frame. A cover can be installed over the cushioning material. Another kind of frame including plastic can be used instead of the built-up frame. The cover can be affixed to the frame or can be a removable slip cover. The cover can include sports jersey material and can be made from stock unstitched jersey pieces. A drawer, plush ornament, recess, or sports equipment can be provided at a lower supporting portion of the chair. Feet made of sports equipment can be attached to the bottom of the frame. A backrest opening can receive a piece of sports equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Jose Bernardo Andrade
  • Patent number: 9334653
    Abstract: An extrudable keder rail and a clamping anchor for the keder rail are cooperative to secure keder fabric to a building support beam. The clamping anchor allows the keder rail to be securely attached to a standard beam without drilling holes or strapping about the beam. A temporary clamp and movable tensioning device allow the keder rails and keder fabric to be applied to the building support beams after the support beams have been assembled and installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Benjamin D. Fox
  • Patent number: 9216753
    Abstract: A utility cart having individually rotatable shelves on each corner post, whereby each shelf is constructed and arranged to adjoin together to form a center interior shelf in horizontal disposition between pairs of corner posts, is disclosed herein. The utility cart includes a top shelf and a bottom shelf supported in a separated state by four corner posts. A center shelf is provided in the form of four individual shelves each rotatably secured to one of the corner posts to be rotatable thereabout. The center shelves may be rotated to fit within the confines of the cart to function as a single shelf similar to the upper and lower shelves, or they may be positioned in pairs adjacent each other and extending beyond the end(s) of the cart or individually anywhere in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick J. Bryan, Dawn R. Bryan, Clark L. Colbert, April D. Colbert
  • Patent number: 9211099
    Abstract: Radial access methods and apparatus are described for facilitating the securement of the patient's limb for a radial procedure as well as to accommodate for the re-positioning of the patient's body. A radial table assembly may generally comprise a platform defining a surface which is sized to support the limb of the patient, an interface portion attached at a distal end of the platform, wherein the interface portion is radio-lucent and extends at a distance from the platform, and a cradle member rotatably connected to the platform at a location proximal to the interface portion. In other variations, the interface portion is reconfigurable relative to the platform such that an angled edge is reversible relative to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: G2 Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Sampognaro
  • Patent number: 9038548
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least one convex side that is convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and at least one concave side that is concave with respect to points within the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MOORECO, INC.
    Inventors: Abbas Nasseri, Kristen Dixon
  • Patent number: 8997661
    Abstract: A table top extension and method for increasing the table top surface area of an existing table. The table top extension includes at least first and second planar panel sections each having a first, inner peripheral edge and a second, outer peripheral edge. The first, inner peripheral edges include interlocking tongue and groove structure such that the first, inner peripheral edges can be locked together to form the table top extension having a combined table top area defined by at least the first and second planar panel sections. The second, outer peripheral edges of the first and second planar panel sections align to form an outer peripheral edge of the table top extension when the first and second panel sections are locked together with the interlocking tongue and groove structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: GRK Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gary R. Kilday
  • Publication number: 20150083028
    Abstract: Systems and methods of assembly and manufacture of a modular laboratory furniture system having a selectively attachable upper framework assembly and easily adaptable configurations with integrated service distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ron Bedard, Pierre Poirier
  • Patent number: 8967054
    Abstract: A modular desking system for an open plan office environment provides a variety of highly stable and variously configurable component parts which can be modularly combined with one another to provide a wide variety of desking styles and sizes. The user may decide among many options for linking various desking system assemblies with one another to create a larger desking assembly well suited to various open-plan office spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Keith E. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8931420
    Abstract: A pallet or cart which can be coupled to a similar pallet or cart in a side by side relationship is disclosed. The pallet or cart, at its one or right side, has a coupling, which cooperate with an associated coupling on the opposite or left side of an adjacent pallet or cart. The couplings and the associated couplings can be connected to connect the two pallets or carts together to make them capable of being moved together, and even be lifted and lowered together by a standard lift truck or fork lift or a standard pallet jack. The couplings are also releasable so that, when necessary, each pallet or cart may be used as would be a single pallet or cart. The pallet or cart may have one or more foldable shelves therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cannon Equipment Company
    Inventors: Merle A. Larson, Ralph T. Morgan, Patrick J Geraghty
  • Patent number: 8919263
    Abstract: A portable assembly type flat bench in which a plurality of supports are spaced apart from each other by an equal spacing in the front and rear directions and left and right directions, and interconnected through a connection panel, to thereby reduce the volume of the bench and to thus enable easy carrying and storage, and easy assembly and disassembly, and to enable the size of the bench to be freely adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Eun Ji Jeong
  • Patent number: 8915198
    Abstract: A table system that includes at least first and second table assemblies. The first table assembly includes a horizontally oriented first table member having a first upright member extending downwardly therefrom and a top surface and a bottom surface, a first flap member hingedly connected to the first table member and movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The first flap member has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second table assembly includes a horizontally oriented second table member having a first upright member extending downwardly therefrom and a top surface and a bottom surface. A first top surface horizontal distance is defined between the top surfaces of the first and second table members. The top surface of the first flap member defines a first top surface width dimension. The first top surface horizontal distance and the first top surface width dimension are approximately the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sushi Nozawa, LLC
    Inventor: Emanuele Massimini
  • Publication number: 20140331903
    Abstract: A table system that includes at least first and second table assemblies. The first table assembly includes a horizontally oriented first table member having a first upright member extending downwardly therefrom and a top surface and a bottom surface, a first flap member hingedly connected to the first table member and movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The first flap member has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second table assembly includes a horizontally oriented second table member having a first upright member extending downwardly therefrom and a top surface and a bottom surface. A first top surface horizontal distance is defined between the top surfaces of the first and second table members. The top surface of the first flap member defines a first top surface width dimension. The first top surface horizontal distance and the first top surface width dimension are approximately the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sushi Nozawa, LLC
    Inventor: Emanuele Massimini
  • Patent number: 8875639
    Abstract: A modular conference table allows meeting participants and office staff to quickly and effectively change the length of the conference table as the needs of the meeting participants change. The table includes a tabletop assembly including a first end-top, a second end-top, and a modular insert top. Additionally, modular conference table includes a leg assembly. upholding the tabletop assembly. The legs assembly includes two terminal supports and center supports. The modular conference table can be expanded in order to accommodate the needs of the user by adding an additional number of modular insert tops, modesty panels, and center supports. Thus, the table allows attendees of meetings and office staff to adjust the size of a conference table according to the size of the space or the needs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Regency Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Summerville
  • Publication number: 20140318424
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least one convex side that is convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and at least one concave side that is concave with respect to points within the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Abbas NASSERI, Kristen DIXON
  • Patent number: 8869713
    Abstract: A portable support system having a portable support having a first end and a second end. The first end includes a tapered portion, and the second end includes a footing structure. The system also includes a receiving member having a support cone configured to receive the tapered portion. The support cone has a tapered inner surface and a tapered outer surface. The inner surface and outer surface are engagable with mating tapered surfaces. The receiving member is capable of attachment to one or both of a frame and a panel for use as a platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Tait, Adam Davis, James Fairorth
  • Patent number: 8863673
    Abstract: An outdoor table is divided into two or more sections to allow one or more heaters to be placed and accessed within the perimeter of the table top without removing any support parts of the table. The table top includes at least one aperture through which a heater projects. Each section of the table may be hinged to one or more adjacent sections at one or both ends of the separation between the sections so that the table sections may be swung open and closed. The hinging mechanisms may have a removable pin or bolt that may be removed to open the table from either side of the separation. The table sections may be used as a stand-alone table when detached from each other. One or more inserts may be used to cover the aperture, to change the size of the aperture, or to accommodate additional table features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Diepenbrock
  • Patent number: 8857348
    Abstract: A media station can be broken-down and reconfigured such that the individual parts of the media station can be used in multiple configurations. The media station includes a central technology backbone that houses the computer hardware and media modules required for the type of monitor/media sharing desired. The technology backbone includes magnetic coupling members that increase the options for the different types of work tables that can be connected to the technology backbone dependent upon the user's needs and the size of the group. The ability to separate the work tables from the central technology backbone allows for flexibility in the styles of table used as well as the potential for cross room cohesiveness and economies of scale in unit types. When the media station is not in use, users can separate the individual work tables from the backbone and use the tables in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gevaert, Scott A. Bosman, Timothy G. Hornberger, Nathan Jeske, Amy Kiefer
  • Patent number: 8833271
    Abstract: A modular furniture system, in which one or more triangular frames are assembled with a leg support system in any of numerous configurations. Cushions or flat surfaces can be supported by the triangular frames to form chairs, beds, sofas, tables, and many other pieces of furniture. Triangle frames are assembled with the leg support system using frame hinges, which can include ring portions that slide over the tops of the leg support system and flanges that attach to the triangular frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Holly Elizabeth Everett
  • Patent number: 8814110
    Abstract: A modular tank stand is lightweight and easily transportable, but also capable of supporting the weight of a large bulk storage container filled with flowable material. The modular tank stand includes a plurality of individual tank stand sections which are interconnectable with one another to form a larger support surface sized to receive the bulk storage container. The individual sections include integral, vertically disposed support walls that provide both vertical support for the weight of the bulk storage container and resistance to collapse under shear forces arising from movement of the container. The interconnecting individual sections may be disconnected from one another and reconfigured to fit in a smaller space, such as onto a pallet or within a shipping container, thereby facilitating storage of the disassembled modular tank stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ROTO Engineering GmbH i.G.
    Inventors: David L. Crager, Douglas J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8776699
    Abstract: An interconnectable furniture having a planar surface. The planar surface includes at least two pairs of curved sides, each of the pairs includes a convex side, convex with respect to points within the planar surface, and a concave side, concave with respect to points within the planar surface. The pairs of curved sides are defined by arc lengths having a same radius R, and wherein the respective sides of the planar surface meet to form rounded corners of the planar surface. Additionally, a plurality of attachment points attached to a bottom of the planar surface and located substantially near rounded corners of the planar surface formed by the at least two pairs of curved sides, and configured for attaching a corresponding plurality of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: MooreCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Abbas Nasseri, Kristen Dixon
  • Patent number: 8747051
    Abstract: An ocean freight method and arrangement handles goods in a number of transport modes, such as containers, with the same transport in a cargo hold of an ocean vessel with cranes. The transport has a platform with a width corresponding to two regular containers to be loaded and unloaded by two parallel cranes enabling transportation of heavy and over wide units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Raimo Nordström, Hannu Nurminen
  • Publication number: 20140151318
    Abstract: The modular folding table includes a collapsible truss framework that supports a folding table top and a folding utility shelf, and includes legs that can be connected horizontally or vertically to the legs of one or more similar modular folding tables, to provide desired table and shelf space with a structure that is foldable, strong and stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 8701570
    Abstract: An expandable modular interlocking pallet system comprises a plurality of elongated modules, each including a lattice array for supporting a load. The module includes a first side having two female tracks and a second side opposite the first having two complementary male tracts adapted to interlock with the female tracks of an adjacent module. The module also includes a slam latch nested in the module which may engage a striker positioned on an adjacent module. The striker allows for disassembly of the pallet system as desired. Passageways are provided in each module that allow forks of a lift truck or the like to move the interlocked pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Capstone Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Carter Wilson, Rick Sayman
  • Publication number: 20140083337
    Abstract: Laboratory table has a frame with front and rear frame parts, at least one detent element, at least one detent extension and at least one replaceable tabletop element on the frame. Each tabletop element has at least one fixing mechanism for interacting with the frame parts and for holding a corresponding detent element and detent extension in fixing positions. A detent element or detent extension in each case is spaced apart from the fixing mechanism. The frame part opposite to the frame part the fixing mechanism is interacting with comprises a detent element or a detent extension that in each case is brought into a mutual fixing position with a corresponding detent extension or detent element of the corresponding tabletop element. The corresponding detent extension is thus guided in a detent element parallel to a tabletop axis of the corresponding tabletop element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventor: Claudio Isgro
  • Publication number: 20140060395
    Abstract: A table includes a base and a table top that is movably disposed at the base and is movable relative to the base between a generally centered position, where the table top is generally centered at the base, and an extended position, where the table top is extended from the base. A braking device may be operable to retain the table top relative to the base in selected positions between the generally centered position and the extended position and to allow for movement of the table top relative to the base between the generally centered position and the extended position. The braking device may include a braking element that engages a braking rail to limit movement of the table top relative to the base. The table tops of two separated tables may be selectively joined when extended towards one another and separated when centered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Joel T. Ruiter, Robert J. Bockheim
  • Patent number: 8654997
    Abstract: An improved method and materials for retaining small loudspeakers to a platform composed of adjustable connecting miniaturized members utilizing international standards for surround sound in meters, but reduced to inches. One example would be a scale of one inch equaling one foot, but not limited to that particular miniature scale. The present invention utilizes any and all technical aspects of sound delivery and amplification in a miniature scale arrangement with the multi-directional surround sound. The speakers so mounted in measured inches from the center-point midway between the ears of the listener, delivers multi-directional sound in a re-creation of a musical, movie or gaming experience in the same perspective as being in a room with large speakers at high listening levels or a theater setting. Listening in the miniaturized setting, the listener will experience the same high levels in decibels as in the large room setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Donald Eugene Meehan, Sr., Frances Rhodes Meehan
  • Patent number: 8614406
    Abstract: A system for heating a patio, the system comprising: a head unit comprising a heating unit configured for heating a patio; an offset assembly, wherein the offset assembly is coupled to the head unit; a mounting pole comprising a plurality of sections, the mounting pole being coupled to the offset assembly; and a base unit the base unit supporting the mounting pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Well Traveled Imports, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin L. Hall, Jr., Hampton H. Tanner
  • Patent number: 8573409
    Abstract: A cable tray connector that allows for the adjustment of cable trays attached thereto to permit adjustable, angular redirection of the cable tray path within a horizontal plane. Such connector comprises a bed having cable tray attachment zones, where the respective cable trays may be attached; side walls positioned around portions of the bed; and, optionally, a cable guide disposed centrally within the bed. Each cable tray attachment zone may include a first, circular aperture for pivotal attachment of a cable tray and at least one arcuate slotted aperture for adjustable attachment of the same cable tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: James C. White Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas C White
  • Patent number: 8573554
    Abstract: A conductor system includes a music stand and at least one support rack. The music stand and the support rack can be used independently, but can provide additional stability when coupled to each other. The podium and the rack can be positioned to accommodate the preferences of a user, including by height, radial, lateral, and pitch/tilt adjustments. The support rack is adapted to receive any number of user instruments, such as, for example, a laptop or an electronic keyboard. The podium and the rack can be transported without being lifted completely off the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Wenger Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Jines, Thomas A. Dettmann, Jodi Tuthill, Kevin Krumholz
  • Patent number: 8567747
    Abstract: A drilling pad comprising a composite pad construction formed of layers of sheet metal, sheet rock, expanded metal and polymer emulsion and a spine formed of metal plate connected to the layers and fastening plates for joining pads to create a larger pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jack H. Wilson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8550015
    Abstract: A modular office system for work stations includes at least one generally planar horizontal work top having a work surface and an opposed under surface. A plurality of legs are attached to the work top by a plurality of leg attachment structures. Each leg attachment structure has a first side which is attached to the under surface of the horizontal work top and a second side which is attached to one of the plurality of legs. A horizontal connection member interconnects the leg attachment structure of one work top to a leg attachment structure of another work top. A vertical connection member is attachable to the leg attachment structure and includes a vertically extending portion for securing a panel thereto. The vertical connection member has a slot for passage of the horizontal connection member therethrough to permit attachment of one work top to another work top with the vertical attachment member attached to the leg attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daco
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Publication number: 20130229094
    Abstract: A modular desk includes a first module, such as a file cart, a second module, such as a storage cabinet, and a bridge extending between the modules. An access opening is defined below the bridge and between the modules, and a desk chair may fit into the access opening. A hinge joins one side of the bridge to one of the modules for pivotal movement. One, or more, pin(s), on the underside of the bridge, remote from the hinge, fit selectively into sockets on the other module to lock the modules together. However, the bridge can be pivoted, so that the modules may be shifted relative to one another into different configurations of a desk. Stabilizers are located within a recess at the upper end of one of the modules, and are manually withdrawn beyond the top surface of the module to support the expanse of the bridge without tilting, thereby forming a continuous, unbroken work surface for the desk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Enrico R. RACCAH
  • Patent number: 8468956
    Abstract: To provide a usable workspace for use at tradeshows, conventions and similar events, a collapsible transaction table is uniquely designed to provide transportability and flexibility regarding its setup. In its collapsed condition, the transaction table itself is contained and thereby easily transportable. In its expanded condition, components are provided to provide a usable transaction table which preferably sits at a countertop height but with which also may be modified to further extend into a countertop configuration. To achieve the counter top configuration, a pair of transaction tables are coupled with one another utilizing specifically configured bridging elements to thus create a stable and usable countertop. The transaction tables themselves include a collapsible base unit and tabletop elements which are removably attachable to the base units in an interlocking manner to provide additional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Parizek, Dixon Gimpel