Furniture And Housing Furnishings Patents (Class 137/374)
  • Patent number: 8282895
    Abstract: A reagent cabinet for an automated processing apparatus. The reagent cabinet has a housing, and a drawer slidably mounted in the housing. The drawer has a lower deck adapted to receive a fluid reservoir, and an upper deck located above the lower deck and adapted to receive a fluid supply container. A supply connection hose is provided to selectively connect the fluid supply container to the fluid reservoir. A reservoir connection hose is provided to selectively connect to the fluid reservoir and to convey fluid from the fluid reservoir to a downstream location outside the cabinet. A pump is mounted on the drawer. The pump is adapted to convey fluid through either the supply connection hose or the reservoir connection hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Qiagen Gaithersburg, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matthew Miller, Yancy Kenan Ragin
  • Publication number: 20110083749
    Abstract: A method for controlling a water supply amount and a refrigerator using the same are disclosed. The method includes receiving information regarding a water supply amount selected by a user, counting a duration after starting water supply, and checking whether an error in a water supply amount measurement unit exists. When the water supply amount measurement unit is normal, an actual water supply amount is determined based on a signal from the water supply amount measurement unit, and, when a fault exists, a water supply amount is determined based on correlation between a stored water supply amount for normal operation and a water supply duration. Water supply is stopped when the selected water supply amount and the determined water supply amount are equal. When the water supply amount measurement unit is normal, the signal from the water supply amount measurement unit and information regarding a water supply duration are stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjin KIM, Hoyoun LEE, Sungyong SHIN
  • Patent number: 7267138
    Abstract: A manifold cabinet includes an enclosure having a back wall, a top wall, a pair of side walls, at least two partition walls, a center opening and at least two outside edge openings. The partition walls have a plurality of openings and are attached within the enclosure forming a larger central chamber sized to receive a manifold and two side chambers. The center opening provides access to the larger central chamber and each of the two outside edge openings provide access to one of the two side chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey S Paradis
  • Patent number: 4889316
    Abstract: A quick connect/disconnect solenoid operated valve providing simultaneous electrical and fluid connections to a refrigerator with an icemaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Donahue, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4715401
    Abstract: A hose retainer is provided for removably securing hoses within a cabinet of the appliance. The retainer includes a hook for securing the apparatus to a structure inside the appliance, a slit for receiving an end of a hose, and in one embodiment at least one aperture for receiving an end of a second hose. In a second embodiment the apparatus includes an arm and projection for securing an end of the second hose. The appliance includes access ports for affording access to a portion of the hoses while they are in their stored position and further includes an electrical plug storage aperture for holding the electrical cord in a stored, yet accessible location during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Staun, Robert M. Weir, Dean R. Sommerfeld
  • Patent number: 4345615
    Abstract: A multiphase modular chemical processing station including an exterior frame in the shape of an open rectangular solid, a plumbing-electrical structure extending across the lower back portion of such frame, the plumbing-electrical structure including liquid and gaseous input and exhaust connections as well as electrical connections and being divided into four specific module attachment positions, and a plurality of structurally similar interchangeable processing modules for mating with the plumbing-electrical structure and fitting within the exterior frame, each of the modules including a body element, the body having a cavity in its interior, a drawer extending forward from the lower portion of the body, and a work surface extending across the upper surface of the body, and each module further including a neck portion having ventilation means therein and extending upward to an upper portion containing a control panel for the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Kay Plastic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo S. Di Cicco, Walter N. Quave