Knockdown Patents (Class 211/189)
  • Patent number: 11283187
    Abstract: Double reflector electromagnetic systems implementable in miniaturized satellites and other applications for compact, light weight, and broadband antennas. The disclosed methods and devices include primary and secondary reflectors, where the secondary reflector is held in the aperture plane of the primary reflector to minimize required space. A specific Cassegrain configuration is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
    Inventors: Paul F. Goldsmith, Lorene A. Samoska, Maria Alonso Del Pino, Joshua O. Gundersen, Pekka Kangaslahti
  • Patent number: 11167908
    Abstract: A casing for transporting a communication rack that includes a bottom plate, four side walls, a top side, and a securing mechanism that includes front and back beams and right and left brackets. Each beam has left and right ends with horizontal holes and each bracket has front and back ends with pieces with threaded hole. The front beam is connected onto a top side of the front margin of the bottom plate and the back beam is connected onto a top side of a back margin of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Doron Moshe
  • Patent number: 11154137
    Abstract: An joint is provided for modular furniture. The joint includes a locking tab which is held in a slot such that the tab cannot be moved out of a locking section of the slot without elastically bending the tabbed panel to prevent inadvertent disassembly of the item of furniture. The tab and slot configuration may also provide increased stiffness and rigidity to the piece of furniture while allowing the piece of furniture to be assembled without fasteners such as screws or nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Clark Evan Davis
  • Patent number: 11102905
    Abstract: A structure for mounting servers includes at least one cross beam, at least one mounting column, and at least one fastening subassembly. A guide rail is fixed on each of the cross beam and extends along the cross beam. A first space is formed by the guide rail and the cross beam. The mounting column is connected to the cross beam by the fastening subassembly. The mounting column is perpendicularly connected to the cross beam by the fastening subassembly. The fastening subassembly comprises a first fastener which comprises a thumb screw and an extrusion subassembly. The extrusion subassembly is located in the first space and capable of moving back and forth along the cross beam. The thumb screw passes through the mounting column, enters into the first space, and matches with the extrusion subassembly to tighten the cross beam and the mounting column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Chin Lu, Hung-Liang Chung, Ti-An Tsai
  • Patent number: 11068873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shelf system for facilitating advertising of a product, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the shelf system includes a panel assembly, a sensor, and a display unit. Further, the panel assembly includes a base and a panel. Further, the panel assembly includes a lock mechanism and a cord hole. Further, a first panel assembly of the panel assembly is couplable to a second panel assembly of the panel assembly using the lock mechanism and the cord hole forming a spatial arrangement. Further, the lock mechanism and the cord hole facilitates securing and the transmission of the electrical power between the first panel assembly and the second panel assembly. Further, the sensor is configured for generating sensor data based on a position of an individual in relation to the panel assembly. Further, the display unit is configured for displaying information based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Krish Bala Karthik
  • Patent number: 11039543
    Abstract: An equipment mounting rail for use in tool-less securement of one or more cable management accessories in an electronic equipment enclosure includes a fastening portion, a generally flat first support portion, a generally flat second support portion, and a generally flat third support portion. The first support portion extends at an angle from the fastening portion, the second support portion extends at an angle from the first support portion, and the third support portion extends at an angle from, and is generally coextensive with, the second support portion. The fastening portion is adapted to interface with one or more structural members of a frame structure of an electronic equipment enclosure. The first support portion includes at least one keyhole-shaped opening disposed adjacent to a slotted opening for accommodating a boss and alignment tab, respectively, of at least one cable management accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Brian Donowho, William Drew Krietzman, Brandi May Oldt, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10905259
    Abstract: Embodiments of the presently disclosed subject matter are modular wall systems and kits The described modular wall systems and kits capable of multiple configurations and accommodating a variety of accessories depending on the needs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: American Display & Fixture, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Glenn Spain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10827840
    Abstract: Knock-down furniture is relatively easy to assemble and disassemble for use, storage and transporting. A knock-down chair may be assembled from multiple panels removably connected together by releasable joints. The multiple panels may include a seat member, a back-support member, a side support member, and at least one other support member. Two similarly constructed knock-down chairs may be connected by a center connector to produce a knock-down couch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Fielding Archer
  • Patent number: 10806258
    Abstract: A utility rack includes a pair of end supports for supporting one or more shelves there between. Each end support includes a first vertical support having one or more cross members mounted thereto and a second vertical support. The cross members may be mounted to one or more cross member mounts of the first vertical support and are configured to be movable relative to the first vertical support between a stored position in which they are disconnected from the second vertical support and are collapsed inwardly towards the first vertical support for storage or transport and an extended position in which free ends of the cross members may be attached to the second vertical support using fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JS Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared W. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 10694636
    Abstract: An electronics rack crown for facilitating communications between a user of said electronics rack and a remote entity. The rack crown is responsive to door events and data inputs, externally visually signaling fault conditions in electronic modules mounted in the rack, automatically communicating alarms or anomalies via the Internet to the remote entity, providing an interchangeable user brand logo panel, and providing for configuration via an array of configuration DIP switches or by SD card. The electronics rack crown includes a framed video screen, at least one loudspeaker, and a microphone. An electronics compartment houses a PCB board that provides communications, data processing, executive functions, and audio and video signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 10689852
    Abstract: A structural member with a central portion that has a first piece and a second piece which form a cross-sectional L-shape configuration along a longitudinal axis is disclosed herein. When fastened to a horizontal bar, the first piece of the structural member may come into contact with a portion of the horizontal bar, thereby preventing the structural member from rotating. The structural member includes a connection component that extends from an end of the first piece, and the connection component extends substantially perpendicular to the first piece. The connection component may be configured in at least two different embodiments in that the connection component may include two holes or three holes. The implementation of more than one hole on the connection component allows the structural member to be universal in that it can be implemented on varying sized storage racks that employ different sized horizontal bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventors: Domenick Iellimo, Aaron Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10684440
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for mounting optical components in a manner that self-aligns the optical axes of the optical components. The apparatus uses an optical component mount that includes a housing consisting of a single rail mount configured to mechanically couple to a portion of a rail for supporting the optical component mount on a rail. The housing also has an optical component dock configured to support an optical component in a manner that defines an optical axis. The rail mount and the optical component dock are configured to make the optical axis substantially parallel with a longitudinal axis of the rail. Using such optical component mounts secured to the rail would result in the self-alignment of the optical axes of optical components on the optical component mounts. Various embodiments of such apparatus are also provided in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Wen Xu Jin, Richard Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10624225
    Abstract: An electronic circuit holder includes a fixing plate, a pair of side wall plates between which the fixing plate is interposed, and a seat having seat-side lock penetrating holes arranged at a predetermined interval. The fixing plate has a fixing portion for fixing an electronic circuit on the fixing plate, and lock protrusions on opposed sides of the fixing plate. Each side wall plate has lock penetrating holes. The lock protrusions of the fixing plate are engaged with the lock penetrating holes to hold the fixing plate at a predetermined height. A first of the pair of side wall plates has, on a side thereof, a first wall-side lock protrusion, and a second of the pair of side wall plates has, on a side thereof, a second wall-side lock protrusion. The first and second wall-side lock protrusions are engaged with two of the seat-side lock penetrating holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AIDENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10585413
    Abstract: A method for configuring an assembly workstation, the assembly workstation having container receptacle devices configured to receive an associated material container, each container receptacle device having a first data carrier, the material containers having a second data carrier, the assembly workstation having a first position determination device configured to ascertain one of (i) a position of a hand of a worker and (ii) a marking connectable to the hand, the first position determination device being connected to a control device, the method comprising: capturing a reference position corresponding to a reference point on a container receptacle device that is touched by the hand of the worker; reading out first data from the first data carrier associated with the reference point; reading out second data from the second data carrier associated with the reference point; and storing the reference position, the first data, and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rene Nowak
  • Patent number: 10548683
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, provided is a surgical heads-up display system comprising a heads-up display and an articulable arm coupled to the heads-up display. The heads-up display is configured to receive a portable electronic device and to redirect a display output of the portable electronic device. The articulable arm is configured to enable selective positioning and maintenance of the heads-up display in a selected position such that the display output of the portable electronic device is redirected in a chosen direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KIC VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Kingsley Chin, Aditya Humad
  • Patent number: 10506878
    Abstract: A storage rack for supporting a plurality of containers has an elongated body configured for mounting in a vertical orientation to a support structure such as a wall. The rack includes laterally extending container mounting apertures configured to engage the narrowed elongated neck portions of the containers. Each container is retained and supported in a cantilevered manner from the rack by their necks. Various configurations of mounting apertures include closed and open geometries. One embodiment of mounting apertures includes an entrance opening having a larger cross-sectional area than an opposite exit opening. The entrance opening includes obliquely angled wall surfaces which facilitate insertion of the container neck into the mounting aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Salvatore Sisto
  • Patent number: 10492631
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Sean Bailey, Steven J. Phillips, Daniel J. White, Thomas Delmont, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Patent number: 10492605
    Abstract: An equipment rack, a bracket for mounting on the equipment rack, and associated methods. The bracket includes a bracket body including a mounting section configured to mount equipment on the bracket. The bracket is configured to engage the frame assembly and form a releasable snap-fit connection with the frame assembly. The bracket can be configured to form mating connections with the frame assembly different than the snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Henry D. Jost, Richard M. Latino, Lorena E. Sandoval, Joseph Rau
  • Patent number: 10492326
    Abstract: An aisle containment system includes a framework and a panel for the framework. The panel is removable attachable to the framework by mating first and second interference fit connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Richard M. Latino, David C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10487521
    Abstract: A formwork support system comprising: a first pair of support props, a second pair of support props, a longitudinal beam with opposite ends attached to the first pair of support props, a longitudinal support with opposite ends attached to the second pair of support props, a cantilever beam extending transversely to the longitudinal beam and the longitudinal support, respectively, the cantilever beam being supported on an upper side of the longitudinal support, the cantilever beam having a first end secured to the longitudinal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DOKA GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Baron, Philipp Schagerl
  • Patent number: 10486724
    Abstract: A configurable cart system having an accessory receiving base frame with a bottom, an external perimeter, an internal perimeter and a top where there is a mounting portion between the external perimeter and the internal perimeter, and the frame is designed to be used with at least one accessory dimensioned to fit into the frame, and where the accessory has an accessory bottom, a resting portion that matingly rests on the mounting portion of the accessory receiving base frame and at least two protrusions projecting from at least two different points on the accessory bottom where the protrusions are positioned on the accessory bottom so that the protrusions abut the internal perimeter of the receiving frame to prevent the accessory from horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ATLANTIC REPRESENTATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Shahriar L. Dardashti
  • Patent number: 10400454
    Abstract: A structural member with a central portion that has a first piece and a second piece which form a cross-sectional L-shape configuration along a longitudinal axis is disclosed herein. When fastened to a horizontal bar, the first piece of the structural member may come into contact with a portion of the horizontal bar, thereby preventing the structural member from rotating. The structural member includes a connection component that extends from an end of the first piece, and the connection component extends substantially perpendicular to the first piece. The connection component may be configured in at least two different embodiments in that the connection component may include two holes or three holes. The implementation of more than one hole on the connection component allows the structural member to be universal in that it can be implemented on varying sized storage racks that employ different sized horizontal bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventors: Domenick Iellimo, Aaron Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10376059
    Abstract: A support adapted for mounting to wire shelving units, particularly a support adapted to be securely coupled and repositioned on upper and lower horizontally-extending wire members located at the front of wire shelving units. The support does not interfere with use of a shelving unit including the storage of items on the shelving unit or handing items under the shelving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Club, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Ebersole, Debra Michelle Lohman
  • Patent number: 10330299
    Abstract: An electronics rack crown for controlling illumination of an electronics rack responsive to door events, externally visually signaling fault conditions in electronic modules mounted in the rack, providing an interchangeable user brand logo panel with back illumination controllable as to intensity and color, and providing for configuration via DIP switches or by SD card. The electronics rack crown has a front piece and an attached rear piece, with a window in the front piece. In the front piece, a logo plate holder holds a replaceable transparent logo plate aligned to the window in a vertical orientation. An electronics compartment with a transparent top panel is horizontally oriented and aligned to the window. High intensity RGB/W LEDs emit from the top of a circuit board below the transparent top panel and back light the logo plate. The LEDs are controllable based on user configuration, fault detection, and door events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 10244866
    Abstract: There is provided a modular storage rack comprising flat panels each comprising one or more flat segments and cross panels each comprising one or more cross segments. Each flat segment comprises a slit extending partway through it. Each cross segment comprises: a first and a second planar portion each terminating in a first and second lip respectively. The first lip faces the second lip, and they define a slot for receiving the flat segment. Each cross segment also comprises an island joining the first planar portion to the second planar portion, the island disposed in the slot and between the first and second lips. The island is configured to be received in the slit. Each flat segment is matingly connected to a corresponding cross segment such that the flat segment is received in the corresponding slot and the corresponding island is received in the corresponding slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Andrew Pollard
  • Patent number: 10237994
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure that includes side cross members between front and rear frames, a vertical mounting rail fastened to the frame structure, and a first cable management structure. The vertical mounting rail includes a fastening portion, for interfacing with the frame structure, and at least one support portion including an aperture therein. The first cable management structure has a boss adapted to be maneuvered into the aperture and seated therein so as to fasten the first cable management structure to the at least one support portion without a separate fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Brian Donowho, William Drew Krietzman, Brandi May Oldt, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10231353
    Abstract: A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandyn David Giroux
  • Patent number: 10182654
    Abstract: A mounting part is adapted to mount an object to a rail of a slide rail assembly. The rail is arranged with an engaging member. The engaging member has an elastic portion and an engaging portion. The mounting part includes a mounting feature. In the course in which the mounting part is mounted to the rail, the mounting part pushes and thereby displaces the engaging portion of the engaging member, and the elastic portion stores an elastic force in response to displacement of the engaging portion. Once the mounting feature of the mounting part corresponds in position to the engaging portion, the elastic portion of the engaging member releases the elastic force and thus drives the engaging portion into engagement with the mounting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10172749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collapsible rack for storing and transporting cadavers and human bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael P. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10085389
    Abstract: The modular plant support system is a modular trestle system adapted for use in horticulture. The modular plant support system comprises a plurality of stakes, a plurality of ties, and one or more interstake connectors. Each of the plurality of stakes further comprises a first plurality of hooks that provide vining and other growing plants climbing purchase points that allow plants to grow in a manner that optimizes exposure to sunlight and therefore plant yields. Each of the plurality of ties is a cord that is formed with a series of knobs that allows the plant to be secured to an individual stake without damaging the plant or constraining the growth path of the plant. Each of the one or more interstake connectors provides climbing purchases that allow a plant to expand in directions other than the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Brenda Banaszek
  • Patent number: 10058792
    Abstract: Three-dimensional grid beams are provided. The three-dimensional grid beam as provided offers high construction precision and rigidity, thus allowing the construction set thereof to be used in industrial and laboratory applications. The construction set utilizing such three-dimensional grid beams with connectors for releasably interconnecting the three-dimensional grid beams is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Tibbo Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitry Slepov
  • Patent number: 10053875
    Abstract: A formwork support system comprising: four support props, each having a leg and a head member mounted on an upper end of the leg, each head member having a support plate with an upper side for supporting a formwork thereon, two longitudinal beams with ends attached to the head members of the support props, respectively, a transverse beam extending transversely to the longitudinal beams, wherein at least one of the head members has at least one recess formed in the support plate, an edge portion of one of the ends of one of the longitudinal beams being arranged in the recess and wherein the edge portion of the longitudinal beam snugly fits into the recess of the support plate of the head member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DOKA GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Baron, Alexander Augustin
  • Patent number: 9986855
    Abstract: Wall mounting assemblies and methods whereby the assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. Each frame member has a hook for engaging a recess or slot on a panel. The assembly further includes a panel that has edges that are configured to engage the edges of adjacent panels, without the need for tilting the panel to engage. Each panel has two slots for receiving the bracket. Bending the two frame members on the bracket causes the bracket's hooks to lock into the slots on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Patent number: 9964728
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for mounting optical components in a manner that self-aligns the optical axes of the optical components. The apparatus uses an optical component mount that includes a housing consisting of a single rail mount configured to mechanically couple to a portion of a rail for supporting the optical component mount on a rail. The housing also has an optical component dock configured to support an optical component in a manner that defines an optical axis. The rail mount and the optical component dock are configured to make the optical axis substantially parallel with a longitudinal axis of the rail. Using such optical component mounts secured to the rail would result in the self-alignment of the optical axes of optical components on the optical component mounts. Various embodiments of such apparatus are also provided in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Wen Xu Jin, Richard Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9894798
    Abstract: A support device includes a support element, a linking element and a blocking element. A mounting path is formed on the support element for holding a plurality of mounting elements of an object. The blocking element is configured to be driven by the linking element. When the blocking element is located at a first position, the blocking element blocks the mounting path of the support element. When the blocking element is located at a second position, the blocking element does not block the mounting path of the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9832904
    Abstract: A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandyn David Giroux
  • Patent number: 9788452
    Abstract: In one implementation of a modular rack system, a rack module (22, 24, 222, 522, 722, 724) comprises a bay (30, 730) comprising a first side wall (32, 732), a second side wall (32, 732) and floor (36, 736) and an intermediate wall positioning mechanism (280, 380, 390, 392, 790, 792) to support a wall (282, 782) at different spacings with respect to the first side wall (32, 732). In another implementation of the modular rack system, a utility bay (148) extends across rack modules (22, 24, 222, 522, 722, 724).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David A Moore, John P Franz, Tahir Cader, Michael L Sabotta
  • Patent number: 9763528
    Abstract: A track (12) for a slotted wall system forms a slot (26) configured to receive a portion of a bracket and support the bracket and load carried by the bracket to define one or more load-bearing locations (A,B) on the track (12). The track (12) is formed of a base material coextruded with a reinforcing material selectively positioned at one or more load-bearing locations (A,B) on the track (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lau Man Lung, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 9745754
    Abstract: A snow guard structure has the configuration in which a first frame body holding a ridge-side end side of a solar cell panel and a second frame body holding an eaves-side end side of an adjacent solar cell panel are fixed to a roof surface such that spaces are formed under their bottom face portions, and a snow guard fitting includes an upper abutment piece abutting against upper face portions of the two frame bodies, a lower abutment piece abutting against bottom face portions of the two frame bodies, an external thread member extending upward from the lower abutment piece and penetrating through the upper abutment piece and fastening the upper abutment piece and the lower abutment piece by screwing with an internal thread between the two frame bodies, and a snow guard portion extending upward from the upper abutment piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Narita
  • Patent number: 9664222
    Abstract: The connector is intended for use in displays of the kind which include a display frame formed of a plurality of beams) which are joined together by multi-way node fittings to form a three-dimensional shape, and display panels are releasably secured to the beams. The connector includes a male fitting which has a stem projecting from a plate, and a head comprising four noses which project laterally from the stem. The head is inserted in a correspondingly-shaped aperture of a female node fitting and rotated into positive engagement with the inner face of the node fitting. The trailing faces of the four noses have oppositely-inclined ramps which act to provide progressive tightening and alignment of the connector as the male part is rotated within aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TECNA DISPLAY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jonathan Henry Strevens Evitt
  • Patent number: 9635930
    Abstract: Provided is a table system that allows for multiple table frame arrangements using various combinations of fundamental building pieces. An adjustable height table leg includes two parallel and horizontal slots adapted to receive and clamp two independent frame members of the frame. The frame members may be bent or angled in a plurality of configurations to achieve a desired shape for the table frame. Sections of the frame members may also include apertures through which fasteners may be threaded to connect two frame members at right angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DSA International, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Korb, Adam Meeuwsen, Gary Petertyl, Tod Babick
  • Patent number: 9622299
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a mask, a case, and a sealing member. The mask has a mask surface and a side wall provided around a periphery of the mask surface and projecting backwardly from the mask surface. The mask is provided on a front surface of the substrate so that the mask surface faces the front surface of the substrate and the side wall surrounds a side surface of the substrate. The case is provided on a back surface of the substrate to sandwich the substrate between the mask and the case. The sealing member is provided in a first region, a second region, and a third region provided between the first region and the second region. The sealing member has a first protrusion which is in contact with a step end surface of the case in the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Hatano
  • Patent number: 9572275
    Abstract: An expandable server case includes a shell and an expansion frame. The shell includes at least one docking space. The expansion frame is detachably assembled on one end of the shell and protruding from the periphery of the shell. The expansion frame is disposed corresponding to the docking space, and one side of the expansion frame is provided with a junction which is capable of fastening the power supply device. The power supply device is able to be inserted into the docking space to partially be accommodated into the expansion frame and is positioned onto the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Fu Kao, Ruei-Fu Weng, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 9565953
    Abstract: A display unit comprising a plurality of vertical truss members anchored to a floor surface; a plurality of horizontal rails attached to the vertical truss members thereby forming a frame; a horizontal track anchored to a floor surface in front of the vertical truss members; a plurality of cantilever supports attached across the top of the frame, the cantilever supports each having a front portion providing an upper frame and lower frame; a plurality of upper rectangular panels mounted in a first row adjacent one another in the upper frames; a plurality of lower rectangular panels mounted in the lower frames adjacent one another a second row below the first row; first and second side panels anchored to the floor track and to a plurality of the horizontal rails; a plurality of cabinets located adjacent one another between the first and second side panels and anchored to the floor track and at least one of said horizontal rails; and a plurality of display panels disposed between the top surfaces of the cabinets
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Alarcon, Gregory James Warren
  • Patent number: 9518698
    Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a single adjustment mechanism that allows for adjustment of an object supported on the clamp assembly along two axes. The adjustment mechanism connects to a bracket and a support rod on which the object is mounted to lock a desired position of the object in place when desired and to allow for adjustment of that position, when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Herzog
  • Patent number: 9497989
    Abstract: A utensil that retains a food item or other object in a liquid bath includes a core portion and at least one aim extending from the core portion at the upper end thereof to hover over the object to keep it fully submerged. An anchor, such as a suction cup, secures the core portion in the bath container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Myron Williams
  • Patent number: 9474390
    Abstract: A merchandise display support that can be adjusted to accommodate and showcase a wide variety of merchandise has a base and a hollow slatwall tower rising from the base that is fabricated from a plurality of individual layers. The individual layers may be of any suitable geometry, including waves, curves and other artistic shapes. Each layer is produced individually and defines an outer periphery of material preferably surrounding a hollow interior. The layers are stacked and secured to adjacent layers to create slatwall grooves that yields a three-dimensional slatwall display rack that can take nearly any contour or geometry. Illumination sources may be provided within the slatwall grooves and are protected by the geometry of the grooves from contact or interference with slatwall merchandising hooks and are not directly visible to a customer. The tower top may also have lights to illuminate the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Robin J. Douvier
  • Patent number: 9414985
    Abstract: A modular system of niches or crypts for the deposit of ashes and/or dry remains with easy assembly which does not require high skill training. The modular system can have different heights and widths of the niches, which is possible by the use of connectors. The modular system for crypts can be recoated with an aesthetically pleasing to the eye material, such as ceramic, marble or other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Mausoleum, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Alejandro Ugartechea Berlanga, Emilio Linares Limon
  • Patent number: 9408326
    Abstract: An electronic equipment cabinet structure includes a frame having a plurality of vertical support posts and a plurality of cross members that connect the support posts together. In one aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one caster plate connected to one of the plurality of cross members, wherein the caster plate includes a C-shaped portion to fittingly correspond with the cross member to which it is connected, thereby providing rigidity to the frame. In another aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one bracket having a base and two sides extending in the same direction away from the base, the edges of the two sides being connected to one of the cross members and the base being connected to one of the vertical support posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., D. Brian Donowho
  • Patent number: 9345983
    Abstract: Construction kit including construction blocks (2) and connection parts (4, 4?, 4?, 4??, 6) for coupling the construction blocks. The construction blocks comprise openings (18) for the insertion of the connection parts formed by a pair of constituent elements (4a) pivoting with respect to one another. The rim (26) of the opening comprises eight or more teeth (22) distributed over the periphery of the opening. Some of the connection parts comprise teeth (68) arranged in a groove (66) which are configured to interlock with the teeth (22) of the rim when the connection part is in the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: EQUIMODUS SARL
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Meys