Of Pipes Or Bars And Connectors Patents (Class 211/182)
  • Patent number: 11346604
    Abstract: A vegetation tray includes a base. The base is formed from a thin wall having a plurality of spaced peaks and valleys. A plurality of apertures are in the base. The apertures enables passage of air for drying vegetation on the tray. A boundary wall extending from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: InterMetro Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Carey Alan Roberts, David A. Reppert, Jeffrey C. Olson, James Leo Kilgallon, Timothy William Romantic
  • Patent number: 11230231
    Abstract: A flag mounting apparatus for mounting a pole for a flag, banner, marker and the like to a vehicle, such as a “jeep” type vehicle having a spare tire mounted to the tailgate of the vehicle. The flag mounting apparatus is mounted to a plurality of spare tire mounting bolts and have one or more flag mounts for receiving a securing a flag pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Elmer Dale Storer, II, Lisa Faye Storer
  • Patent number: 11141825
    Abstract: A work positioner includes a first work retaining portion for retaining a first workpiece, a first drive portion for outputting a first rotational force about a first rotation axis and imparting a first angular movement about the first rotation axis to the first work retaining portion, a bearing portion supporting the first work retaining portion in cooperation with the first drive portion, a base arranged away from the first rotation axis, a first support column extending along a first support axis extending from the base toward the first rotation axis and supporting the first drive portion, and a second support column extending along a second support axis extending between the base and the first rotation axis so as to be parallel to the first support axis and supporting the bearing portion. The first support column includes a plurality of first support column pieces arranged along the first support axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NABTESCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shimamoto, Takayuki Okimura, Koji Nakamura, Takahiro Maekawa
  • Patent number: 11122897
    Abstract: A display mounting system having outriggers for supporting removably mountable support brackets, including at least two outriggers and at least two support brackets. In one embodiment, the outriggers each include a center tube, two end C-channels, and a side U-channel. Each of the end C-channels connects lengthwise to narrower sides of the center tube. The side U-channel connects lengthwise to one of the wider sides of the center tube. Each center tube includes at least two rows of slots formed in at least one of the wider sides of the center tube, along the length of the center tube. The support brackets are mounted by engagement with at least some of the slots. In another embodiment, the outrigger includes a rectangular slotted mounting plate slid into an extruded frame, the frame having at least two elongated entry slots formed substantially parallel to each other by which to access the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: RCS Syslems, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy S. Decker, Clifford R. Winn, James Ziehr, Kyle Kleist, Tyler Lathrop, Karen Papiese, Eric Beele, Frank Opiola, Larry Markel
  • Patent number: 11127384
    Abstract: This is a universal support system for bar percussion instruments. It can support any size and type bar percussion instrument, in any size snare basket, with any snare basket arm bracket variations. When used in a snare basket having a ball joint, the system can tilt the bar percussion instrument into infinitely many positions, enabling performance art never before possible with this type of instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Brett Fugate
  • Patent number: 11112057
    Abstract: A display mounting system including a support column, a moving bracket, an arm assembly, and a tilt assembly is described. The display mounting system includes one or more display attachment brackets to support one or more electronic displays. The display mounting system is used to hold one or more electronic displays over a worksurface or in front of a wall, and it allows the user of the display mounting system to easily change the orientation of one or more electronic displays according to user's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Janechek, John Kenneth Blomstrom, Michael Anthony Apolloni, John Waite, Shaun Christopher Lindblad, Peter Lee LaFleur Walls, David James Prince, Saeb Salih Asamarai
  • Patent number: 11098842
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a mountable device such as a laser unit, such as a hybrid point and line laser that projects a vertical plumb dot(s) up and down, combined with horizontal and plumb projected lines. The mount assembly including: a base, an X-axis linear actuator, an upright support, a Y-axis linear actuator, an extension arm, a Z-axis linear actuator, a support plate assembly, and a mount for mounting on the mountable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: William Cardozo
  • Patent number: 11089864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame for supporting a top 4, 12 of a table or desk at a working height, said frame being designed for fastening legs 6, 9, in particular for height-adjustable legs 6, 8 of a desk. In order to reduce the storage costs for different table or desk sizes, the frame has a movable, in particular longitudinally movable design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DewertOkin Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rene Davidsen
  • Patent number: 11034391
    Abstract: A tool rack system/method configured for operation on a pickup truck is disclosed. The system integrates a diagonal tube stack (DTS), an elongated tube stack (ETS), and a reconfigurable hose rack (RHR). The DTS, ETS, and RHR are configured for placement over the wheel well and tailgate in a pickup truck such that tools inserted within the tool rack are organized and readily available without cluttering the pickup truck bed. The ETS is configured to permit retention of oversized hand tools such as pool cleaning implements without the need for an overhead truck rack. The RHR may be reconfigured to adapt to the overhead retention of long pipe joints as well as hoses such as those used in pool maintenance operations. In both of these reconfigured modes the RHR obviates the need for a conventional truck rack or the use of space within the truck bed for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Avila
  • Patent number: 11011893
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems and methods for providing a seismic support structure for electrical equipment, including low voltage or high voltage electrical equipment and power transmission equipment, to be supported above a surface, such as the ground or a foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Riyad Kechroud, Clement Rollier, Pascal Babin
  • Patent number: 10975577
    Abstract: Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including an extruded flexible tongue in a sidewardly open groove which during a vertical folding motion is bent horizontally. A tongue adapted for being received in a sidewardly open groove of a floor panel, wherein the tongue, which is an elongated extruded section, when received in the groove is bendable in a plane substantially parallel with a front face of the floor panel, such that the tongue is at least partially resiliently displaceable inside said sidewardly open groove in said plane during locking of the floor panel with another floor panel and wherein a vertical protrusion, serving as a friction connection between the tongue and the groove, is arranged at an upper or lower part of the tongue, wherein the tongue has a length in the longitudinal direction of the tongue and a total width perpendicular to the length, and the total width varies in the longitudinal direction of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Hakansson, Per Nygren
  • Patent number: 10968652
    Abstract: A fastening system is disclosed for forming modular, reconfigurable, and scalable data center infrastructure support systems which may permit construction of self-supporting multi-story data centers capable of supporting substantial loads without requiring external attachment points to walls, ceilings, or building support columns. It may be seen that data center infrastructure support systems formed from there herein described fastening systems may be capable of supporting substantial loads, even when scaled in the vertical direction to include multiple stories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Harinck
  • Patent number: 10934227
    Abstract: A compost bin module for aerobic decomposition of organic matter. The module is in the form of a container comprising a free-standing portable structural frame for placement on or above the ground. It further comprises removable sidewalls, and an open top and open bottom. Each of said removable side walls insertable into the structural frame and laterally restrained thereby. The structural frame comprises at least three spaced-apart posts, at least an equal number of structural members spanning between and interconnecting the posts, each of the structural members spanning between two adjacent posts at or near their base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEW ZEALAND BOX LIMITED
    Inventors: Anthony Bruce Wallis, Richard Wallis, Grant Stevens
  • Patent number: 10934094
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a movable platform (MP) for moving freight during cross-dock operations. The MP comprises a mechanical lift brake assembly that can be utilized to deploy a plurality of mechanical lift brakes preventing further movement of the MP. A MP forklift attachment that can be used to convey the MP and to engage or disengage the mechanical lift brake assembly. The MP forklift attachment can be attached to a conveyance vehicle, such as a forklift, or built into an automated guided vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Galewyrick, Patrick Sullivan, Mark Bradley
  • Patent number: 10903629
    Abstract: A switch cabinet (1) comprising a square rack (2) consisting of four vertical profiles (3) and eight horizontal profiles (4), wherein four of the profiles (3, 4) form the rectangular profile frame and two of the four profiles (3, 4) forming the profile frame and extending in parallel to one another each include a first fastening profile side (5) having a first row of fastening mounts (6) spaced apart from one another while maintaining a constant grid dimension (M), wherein the first fastening profile sides (5) are situated in a common plane (E) and mounted on these two first fastening profile sides (5) is a first interior structural component (7) extending between the parallel profiles, which includes a mounting side (8) having a second row of fastening mounts (9), which extend perpendicularly to the first row (6), characterized in that the second row of fastening mounts (9) is arranged in the direction of extension (y) of the first row of fastening mounts (6) while maintaining the grid dimension (M) of the f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Timo Schindler, Daniel Brück, Heiko Holighaus
  • Patent number: 10703248
    Abstract: A novel method of repairing and modifying a heavy-duty industrial rack includes: a) providing an enclosed trailer having: 1) a forklift compartment; 2) a ramp for the loading and unloading a forklift and its payload to and from the trailer; 3) a forklift for moving a rack to and from the trailer; 4) a rack repair compartment; 5) rack repair raw materials; 6) at least one rack component bonding apparatus for bonding components of the rack; 7) at least one rack component bending apparatus; 8) at least one rack machining apparatus; and 9) a hitch for coupling the trailer to a truck for moving the trailer to a new location when desired; and b) moving the trailer to an onsite location having a rack targeted for repair or modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Abe Hart
  • Patent number: 10610013
    Abstract: A cabinet structure is provided. The cabinet structure includes two side frames, and at least one vertical sectional bar connecting the side frames via at least two frame elements. The frame elements include first and second frame elements. The first frame element includes a connecting face that has a frontal cavity and a plurality of guide elements. The second frame element includes a receiving face configured to receive the guide elements of the first frame element, and a through hole aligned with the frontal cavity of the first frame. The frame elements also include a securing element configured to be screwed into the frontal cavity via the through hole to forge a secure interlocking fitting of the first and second frame elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Wen-Lung Liao, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10601205
    Abstract: A connection arrangement having a first and a second switchgear cabinet framework which each have a rectangular, lateral profile frame composed of two vertical struts and two horizontal struts, wherein the profile frames are connected to one another via an aligning connector, wherein the switchgear cabinet frameworks adjoin one another via outer sealing edges of the profile frames, wherein the outer sealing edges are arranged on the respective free end of a sealing web of the profile frame, wherein a fastening flange is bent off from each of the sealing webs so as to be set back from the outer sealing edge, with the result that the opposite fastening flanges delimit between them a receptacle for an aligning connector for the profile frames, which receptacle is further delimited by the adjoining sealing webs and, where appropriate, a sealing element arranged between the sealing webs, and wherein an aligning connector is arranged in the receptacle and is secured to the opposite fastening flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Daniel Brück
  • Patent number: 10568276
    Abstract: A raised-bed planter structure includes a plurality of elongated, horizontally extending bed panels secured to elongated, vertically extending joint members to form a close sided structure open at a top and bottom. Each bed panel includes elongated planar edge flanges joined by a longitudinally extending arched center section. The bed panels are constructed from a fiber reinforced resin and formed using a pultrusion process. The bed panels are secured to the joint members by fasteners which extend through ends of the edge flanges. The assembled planter bed structure is positioned at a desired location in a landscape and filled with soil to receive and support plant life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ALF Operating Partners, Ltd.
    Inventor: M. John Fakhari
  • Patent number: 10519655
    Abstract: A universal partition clip is formed from a single piece of sheet metal and is adapted to be efficiently mounted to the underside of a T-bar flange. The clip comprises a bottom panel of generally uniform width and a pair of parallel side panels with a pair of generally coplanar lips spaced above the bottom panel. Integral resilient tabs are spaced above the bottom panel and have portions slightly above the lips. The tabs and lips cooperate to mount the clip to the flange portion of the T-bar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Feltman
  • Patent number: 10487526
    Abstract: Improved support systems, including seismic isolation platforms, tracks and flooring systems are disclosed for protecting a payload, for example, data center racks containing delicate computer equipment such as a hard disk drive, from damage due to vibrations such as seismic vibrations and the like. The systems are modular in design, and can be assembled and changed quickly, while being strong and robust enough to support heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Workspace Technologies
    Inventors: Don A. Hubbard, Gil A. Moreno
  • Patent number: 10442474
    Abstract: A truck bed assembly that is configured with a collapsible cargo rack. Two rails are provided, which include a first rail and a second rail. A first set of extendable supports a first rail above a first sidewall. A second set of extendable supports a second rail above a second sidewall. A first crossbeam is connected to the first rail at a first pivot connection. The first crossbeam can be selectively rotated about the first pivot connection from a first position that is parallel to the first rail, to a second position that is perpendicular to the first rail. Also, a second crossbeam is connected to the first rail at a second pivot connection. The second crossbeam can be selectively rotated about the second pivot connection from a first position that is parallel to the second rail to a second position that is perpendicular to the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Krystian Hinz
  • Patent number: 10441074
    Abstract: A shelf frame assembly system includes a first vertical post that includes a plurality of openings, a side beam comprising a receiving bore, an end piece having a coupling portion and a receiving portion that includes a plurality of protrusions, and an end connector configured to be inserted into one of the plurality of openings. The end connector includes a plurality of recesses configured to receive the plurality of protrusions and a stop configured to make contact with at least one edge of the one of the plurality of openings. The receiving bore of the side beam is configured to receive the coupling portion of the end piece. The receiving portion of the side beam connector is configured to receive the end connector. Further, the plurality of protrusions are configured to resist a horizontal withdrawal of the side beam connector from the end connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harishchandra Dahatonde, Sanjeeb Sinha
  • Patent number: 10370857
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable railing having first and second elongate balusters each with a first and second ends, the balusters having a first connection elements at their first ends and second connection elements along their length. An elongate handrail is pivotally connected at its first end to the first connection element of the first baluster and pivotally connected at its second end to the first connection element of the second baluster. An elongate lower rail having a first end and a second end is pivotally connected at its first end to the second connection element of the first baluster and pivotally connected at its second end to the second connection element of the second baluster. A distance between the first end and the second connection element of the first baluster is greater than the distance between the first end and the second connection element of the second baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: COLLINS LIMITED, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Munyon
  • Patent number: 10357103
    Abstract: A height-adjustable desk has a base, having a support, a middle portion of a rear side of the support having a column disposed thereon and being upright, a front side of the column having a plurality of slots, the slots being spaced along the column. The desk has a shelf, having a frame, an upper desk top and a lower desk top, the frame disposed on and moveably surrounding the column, the frame having an insert corresponding to the slots, the insert configured to be inserted into one of the slots, the upper desk top located at the frame, the lower desk top located at the frame lower than the upper desk top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Guadalupe Guzman
  • Patent number: 10347225
    Abstract: A cello stand system for holding a cello that includes a base; a first and second arm, where each arm comprises at least one cello engagement region on an inner-side of the arm; where each arm is attached in an upright orientation along the length of the base; and where the inner-sides of the first and second arms and a top surface of the base define a cello holding cavity. The cello stand system functions to engage with a cello across a rib of the upper or lower bout to hold a cello on its side in a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CelloGard LLC
    Inventors: Robert Raymond Ng, Fredrick Arnold Goodman
  • Patent number: 10337399
    Abstract: A customizable portable generator system and methods for assembling the same are disclosed. In one example, the generator system generally includes a universal frame including a plurality of mounting interfaces configured for detachably attaching one of a plurality of different engines and a plurality of wheel assemblies and/or support legs. Optionally, at least one handlebar assembly may be detachably mounted on the frame in at least one of two possible positions. In one example, the handlebar may be pivotably mounted to the frame. The frame components may be assembled into a kit from which a user may select various options to custom configure the generator unit. Other appurtenances and accessories may be provided which interface with the generator unit and frame. A modular generator frame and compressed gas-fueled generators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Manuel Rumao, Travis J. Andren, Christopher M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10327545
    Abstract: A display support system is provide and includes a node connector and a support connector secured to the node connector. The node connector includes a plurality of intersecting planar surfaces that form the outer surface thereof. The support connector is releasably securable to the node connector along one of the plurality of intersecting planar surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Atomic Design Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas McPhillips
  • Patent number: 10314395
    Abstract: An elongated integral stop rail device extending the length of a row of pallet racks and carried from the racks by hangers which space the rail device at a desired distance from the lateral extent of the racks. The method involves a determination of the length of the row of racks, assembling a stop rail device to extend that length, and mounting the stop rail device from the respective racks the desired distance lateral of the racks. A pair of integral stop rail devices may be spaced laterally apart to block encroachment of pallets supported on adjacent rows of pallets into a flue space defined between the pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: James E. McGhee, III
  • Patent number: 10299593
    Abstract: A load carrier for a rack for disposition at one or more rack uprights and for receiving loads with a load bearing contact surface for the purpose of storing loads and an upright contact surface section for disposition of the load carrier at the upright or uprights, wherein the load bearing surface section extends along the length and width of the load carrier and the upright contact surface section runs along the length and height of the load carrier, wherein the load bearing surface section and the upright contact surface section are disposed transversely to each other to form a support bracket, wherein for the purpose of reinforcing the load carrier, the load bearing surface section and/or the upright contact surface section are part of a hollow profile and/or have one or more corrugations. Also, a rack with corresponding load carriers and a method for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WITRON LOGISTIK + INFORMATIK GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Bruckner, Thomas Bösl, Stefan Ketelaar, Fabian Müller
  • Patent number: 10293738
    Abstract: A novel method of repairing and modifying a heavy-duty industrial rack includes: a) providing an enclosed trailer having: 1) a forklift compartment; 2) a ramp for the loading and unloading a forklift and its payload to and from the trailer; 3) a forklift for moving a rack to and from the trailer; 4) a rack repair compartment; 5) rack repair raw materials; 6) at least one rack component bonding apparatus for bonding components of the rack; 7) at least one rack component bending apparatus; 8) at least one rack machining apparatus; and 9) a hitch for coupling the trailer to a truck for moving the trailer to a new location when desired; and b) moving the trailer to an onsite location having a rack targeted for repair or modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Abe Hart
  • Patent number: 10276074
    Abstract: The invention discloses a popup display, including at least one freely combinable tension fabric popup display, wherein the tension fabric popup display includes an exhibit grid frame, and aluminum grooved straight rods. The eight sides on the two planes of the exhibit grid frame are connected to the aluminum grooved straight rods. A popup display with a preset size and shape is provided by combining a plurality of tension fabric popup displays as needed. The aluminum grooved straight rods for the adjacent tension fabric popup displays are locked by a plurality of fasteners. The display before or after the combination is formed by inserting the silicon strips at the edges of the display into the grooves of grooved straight rods. The tension fabric popup displays of the invention can be combined freely to form various shapes, which are seamlessly attached by the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Bannermate Exhibition System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hankai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10238211
    Abstract: A grating for use as shelves for pallet racks or heavy-duty racks, having two longitudinal sides and cross members fitted between the longitudinal sides. The, longitudinal sides are in the shape of a profile in cross section. The profile includes at least a first leg and a second leg arranged substantially orthogonal to the first leg. At least two of the cross members have an open profile, in particular a U- or L-shaped profile in cross section, the open end of which is oriented towards the underside of the grating. Each of these cross members has at least two punched recesses at each end. The first leg of the profile is arranged in each punched recess and is firmly connected thereto via a form- or force-fitting connection method. The first leg of the profile has at least one deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gebrueder Meiser GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Meiser
  • Patent number: 10231559
    Abstract: Described is a checkout station that includes a hanger hook coupled to a platform. The hanger hook is used to hang empty clothes hangers on, so the hangers can be collected and held in one location until they are re-used or disposed of. The hanger hook can be a U-shaped elongate member with a curved bottom piece, a first side, and a second side. The first side and the second side are each coupled to the bottom piece to form the “U” shape. The first side couples to the register stand, and hangers are hung from the second side. Having the hanger hook at the checkout station makes it easy for employees and customers to hang empty hangers on the hanger hook so the hangers are collected and do not end up on the floor or cluttering the work spaces of the checkout station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Michael D. Bookman
  • Patent number: 10226696
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display system for a multiplayer game machine, the display system comprising: a main body; and a main display region and a plurality of secondary display regions arranged in the main body. The main display region is configured to display common information associated with a game and being viewable by all game players, each of the secondary display regions is configured to display game information associated with a certain game player, and each of the secondary display regions has an anti-peeping device to prevent other game players from peeping the game information associated with the certain game player. The present invention further provides a multiplayer game machine comprising the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10207650
    Abstract: The adjustable utility rack for trucks is a structure that removably attaches to a vehicle commonly referred to as a pickup truck. The adjustable utility rack for trucks creates a raised horizontal platform that is configured for use in carrying cargo. The dimensions of the adjustable utility rack for trucks are adjustable in the lateral, sagittal, and vertical directions such that the adjustable utility rack for trucks can be adjusted for both the dimensions of the pickup truck and the dimensions of the cargo. The adjustable utility rack for trucks comprises a plurality of sagittal rails, a plurality of lateral rails and a pedestal structure. The plurality of sagittal rails and the plurality of lateral rails support the transported cargo. The pedestal structure attaches the plurality of sagittal rails and the plurality of lateral rails to the pickup truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Arnold Banegas
  • Patent number: 10161127
    Abstract: A fitting for use with channel framing including an outer surface and a fitting groove formed in the outer surface includes a base comprising an inner face, an outer face, and sides extending between the inner face and outer face. The base is configured for insertion into the fitting groove of the channel framing. A spring member is mounted on the base and disposed generally above the outer face of the base. The spring member is configured to engage the outer surface of the channel framing when the base is inserted into the fitting groove. The base and the spring member form a clamp for securing the fitting in the fitting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 10143298
    Abstract: A modular structural support system, having: a plurality of vertically disposed frame support beams, a plurality of horizontally disposed frame support beams, a plurality of fastener devices, fastener devices rigidly connected to the ends of the horizontally disposed support beams and rotatably and selectively lockingly attachable to one of the vertically disposed support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Douglas Wood
  • Patent number: 10119272
    Abstract: A structure installed at a station can include an interference member held above a mobile drive unit area of the station. The interference member can be positioned to allow an inventory holder and a mobile drive unit to pass underneath. The interference member can also be positioned to contact a topside of the inventory holder to prevent the inventory holder from tipping into a worker area of the station that is adjacent to the mobile drive unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Shah, Amy Demicco, Curtis H. Nauseda, Yvetta Pols Sandhu, Brian Waite
  • Patent number: 10119290
    Abstract: Improved support systems, including seismic isolation platforms, tracks and flooring systems are disclosed for protecting a payload, for example, data center racks containing delicate computer equipment such as a hard disk drive, from damage due to vibrations such as seismic vibrations and the like. The systems are modular in design, and can be assembled and changed quickly, while being strong and robust enough to support heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: WORKSAFE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Don A. Hubbard, Gil A. Moreno
  • Patent number: 10113307
    Abstract: A structural joint connector is formed for two or more intersecting structural members of any material, size or shape, which provides restraint from two channeled pressure blocks to bear on each member. These blocks are fit on two opposing transverse shafts positioned in opposite crossing angles and linked bilaterally parallel to each other to produce a moment resisting couple. The connector has a plurality of applications including providing a means for constructing a wood moment resisting rigid frame and wood portal building frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy W. Canby
  • Patent number: 10094402
    Abstract: A worktop (1) for pieces of furniture includes two slabs (3, 4) made of stone, arranged so that they are adjacent to each other at the level of corresponding head surfaces (5, 6) in order to define a work surface (2) exposed to the outside. A joining arrangement is suited to stably connect the slabs (3, 4) and includes a first bonding substance (8) interposed between the head surfaces (5, 6) and recesses (9) obtained on the head surfaces (5, 6) of each slab (3, 4), mutually facing each other and configured in such a way as to define corresponding housings completely delimited in the direction of the thickness of the slabs (3, 4), the first bonding substance (8) being spread mainly in the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Marmo Arredo S.P.A.
    Inventor: Romeo Scapin
  • Patent number: 10072411
    Abstract: A modular panel and component system from which a variety of wall segments, wall structures, and enclosures may be rapidly assembled, and disassembled. In addition to the wall panels, interior finish panels are adapted to be hung from rails secured laterally to the inside of adjacent wall panels. The system also preferably includes door assemblies and ancillary brackets and hardware to facilitate the assembly of the contemplated wall structures and enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MCCAIN MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Moran, Stephany Lugardo, Donald Martin Engh
  • Patent number: 10039383
    Abstract: A mounting assembly having a mounting wall and at least first and second mounting members mounted on the mounting wall, the members extending in opposite directions from each other and away from the mounting wall. The mounting members have front edges spaced from the mounting wall. The first mounting member is slidably mounted through a first channel member on the mounting wall, the first mounting member movable relative to the second mounting member to be able to vary the distance between their front edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Winikoff
  • Patent number: 10028415
    Abstract: Described herein is an integrated data center that provides for efficient cooling, as well as efficient wire routing, and in particular a configuration in which electronic equipment cabinets are arranged in rows within thermal compartments where the cabinets may be rolled in and out of place as required and a frame supports thermal shields of the thermal compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Switch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rob Roy
  • Patent number: 10017934
    Abstract: A framing assembly is disclosed. The framing assembly includes a bracket defining a first bracket section and a second bracket section aligned in perpendicular relation relative to the first bracket section along a bracket bend. The bracket includes a first slit and a second slit formed along the second bracket section. The first slit and the second slit define a tapered or triangular shape. The first bracket section includes a plurality of linear sides and corners defined along the linear sides. The first bracket section may be coupled to a joist by disposing the first bracket section within an interior portion of a joist defined by a web, flanges, and returns of the joist. The linear sides and the corners of the bracket facilitate the bracket to snap in place within the interior portion of the joist and the first slit and the second slit receive the returns of the joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Getz
  • Patent number: 10016955
    Abstract: A panel apparatus is described that includes a first sandwich panel and a second sandwich panel arranged substantially parallel to each other, and the first sandwich panel and the second sandwich panel each include a core material inserted between at least two skin layers. The panel apparatus also includes at least one mechanical fastener mechanically embedded into the first sandwich panel and the second sandwich panel. The at least one mechanical fastener at least extends through one skin layer and into the core material of the first sandwich panel and at least extends through one skin layer and into the core material of the second sandwich panel, and the at least one mechanical fastener is configured to accept insertion of an item. Methods of assembling the panel apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Christopher Mills
  • Patent number: 9981332
    Abstract: A holding stand for a heating tool such as a soldering or de-soldering device. The holding stand has a rotary member for securing the heating tool and an assembly for moving and positioning the rotary member with the heating tool in any of three axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hakko Corp
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Teraoka, Hisao Nemoto
  • Patent number: 9978295
    Abstract: A gateway display fixture includes first and second side display unit and a transom display unit. The first side display unit includes a first primary frame including two threaded cavities along a top surface thereof. The second side display unit is spaced from the first side display unit. The transom display is unit selectively coupled with and extends across each of the first display unit and the second side display unit to form a pathway under the transom display unit. The transom display unit includes a bottom segment having a first pair of coupling apertures near a first end of the bottom segment. The display fixture is adjustable between a first configuration, where the first side display unit extends substantially in line with the transom display unit, and in the second configuration, where the first side display unit is rotated out of line with the transom display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott E. Denby, Jeremy A. Clark
  • Patent number: 9951914
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a first elongate channel configured for mounting to a structure, a second elongate channel configured for being temporarily coupled to the first elongate channel and forming a substantially enclosed elongate space between the first and second elongate channels. A plurality of led lights, each having a translucent watertight housing, at least one led and a integrated circuit within the translucent housing, are coupled to the second elongate channel with each of the translucent watertight housings exposed through the second elongate channel. A controller is electrically connected to a plurality of segments of wire to communicate with each of the plurality of integrated circuits and has a plurality of programmable functions, each function providing at least one of a desired light color for each of the plurality of led lights, duration of illumination and timing of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SYSTEM LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Tye T. Farnsworth