Joints Patents (Class 217/65)
  • Patent number: 10973316
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly and cabinet assembly kit include two side panels and a rear panel coupled by hinge assemblies. Each hinge assembly includes a first bracket, a second bracket, and a linkage. The first and second brackets each include a key that alternate to create a key channel when the one of the side panels is positioned at a generally right angle relative to the rear panel. Each hinge assembly permits the cabinet assembly to be configured in a folded configuration in which the side panels are parallel with the rear panel. A locking bracket includes a locking member sized and shaped to be inserted into the key channel. The locking bracket locks the side panel into a substantially right angle relative to the rear panel when the locking member is inserted into the key channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Servies, Nicholas Jackson, Lauren Perrine
  • Patent number: 10914440
    Abstract: The present invention may comprise a corner mounted bracket for an indirect lighting fixture, mounted flush against vertical walls in a building. The bracket may engage a mounting bracket along an edge. The bracket may have a transverse cross-section in a trapezoidal shape. The bracket may be attached to a vertical wall with screw fasteners. An engagement edge of the bracket may interface with a hook or other structure to engage with a structure to be hung, suspended, or otherwise supported. The bracket may be used in conjunction with a lighting fixture, shelving, or other structures for hanging or supporting securely on vertical walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: John J. Accornero
  • Patent number: 10898775
    Abstract: A cornhole game board providing an interchangeable faceplate display is provided. The game board includes a framework having a plurality of peripheral elements defining an opening into which a faceplate may be inserted. Each peripheral element may define a portion of a coplanar slot extending along the game board framework, wherein one of a plurality of faceplates may be slidably received or removed in the resulting coplanar slot. Thereby the game board provides a variety of interchangeable playing surfaces of cornhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Edmund Poetter
  • Patent number: 10827862
    Abstract: A drinking straw and a method of manufacturing a drinking straw. The drinking straw is made from any type of protein. Meat slices are placed in a freezer and the slightly frozen and pressed meat slices are then rolled lengthwise onto greased rods. The meat covered rods are again rolled on a flat surface. The meat covered rods are spaced apart and placed in a marinade. After the meat covered rods soak in the marinate, the meat covered rods are removed and placed on a rack, where the rods are spaced apart. The rack is placed into a 350° F. oven to bring the meat temperature up to 350° F., then the oven temperature is reduced to 165° F. The meat covered rods on the rack is dehydrated for four to five hours. After the dehydrating time has elapsed, the meat drinking straws is removed from the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Sheldon K. Gurrobat
  • Patent number: 10830268
    Abstract: A furniture panel is provided, in which a first element and a second element are mechanically locked together. A first tongue is provided at a first edge of the first element, the first tongue cooperating with a first tongue groove provided at a second edge of the second element for locking the first and second elements in a vertical direction, and a second tongue at the second edge of the second element, the second tongue cooperating with a second tongue groove at the first edge of the first element for locking the first and second elements in the vertical direction. A first pair of locking surfaces is provided above the second tongue and the second tongue groove for locking in a horizontal direction, and a second pair of locking surfaces is provided below the first tongue and the first tongue groove for locking in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Christian Boo
  • Patent number: 10820696
    Abstract: A drawer part assembly includes first and second walls and a mounting fitting. The first wall includes a longitudinal section and a transverse section transversely connected to the longitudinal section. These two sections define a recess. The mounting fitting is attached to the first wall and includes first and second mounting portions, which are perpendicularly connected. The second mounting portion divides the first mounting portion into first and second portions. The second mounting portion is mounted in the recess. The longitudinal section of the first wall is allowed to press against the second portion of the first mounting portion. The second wall has an end portion mounted between the first portion and the second mounting portion of the mounting fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Fang-Cheng Su, Shih-Lung Huang, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10480176
    Abstract: A modular building unit for construction of a building comprises a structural frame 40 suitable for interconnection to another modular building unit in construction of the building; and a stud frame wall 80/82 internal to and fixed to the frame. The modular building unit is suitable for handling as a shipping container for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: 1 Space Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Susan Unger
  • Patent number: 10451215
    Abstract: An extendable and retractable column which is formed from at least three linked sections. The linked sections include a plurality of individual sections linked end to end. As the linked sections are extended, each of the individual sections engage adjacent individual sections to form a column. As the linked sections are retracted, each of the individual sections disengage from the adjacent individual sections and the column may be retracted for compact storage. Methods of forming such an expandable/retractable column are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tower Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Colman, John Norris
  • Patent number: 10377089
    Abstract: In order to provide a bonded part capable of reducing deformation caused by injection pressure of bonding resin and preventing an increase in cost, the bonded part includes a first part, a second part, and a third part, wherein the first part includes a wall portion and a hollow portion surrounded by the wall portion, wherein a first shape portion formed of bonding resin is arranged at a position between the second part and the wall portion, wherein a second shape portion formed of the bonding resin is arranged at a position between the wall portion and the third part, and wherein a third shape portion formed of the bonding resin which connects the first shape portion and the second shape portion is arranged on the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Wakayama, Motohiro Watanabe, Toshiyuki Tomita
  • Patent number: 10376053
    Abstract: A drawer includes having a drawer side wall, a drawer wall which is produced from a wood material, and having a fitting part (14) which is attached to one of the two end faces of the drawer wall and by which the drawer wall is connected to the drawer side wall. The drawer side wall has a recess for receiving the fitting part, and the drawer wall produced from the wood material, projects into the recess in the drawer side wall by way of that end face which is fitted with the fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Schallert
  • Patent number: 10378567
    Abstract: A construction system uses a comb connector element in combination with flat or generally planar polygonal shapes of various types. The comb connector elements connect to the edges of the planar polygonal shapes. Each comb connector has at least one pair of connector members. Each connector member has a proximal end connected to the polygonal member, and a distal end. Each connector member having a face portion that includes a recess extending from a central region of the face portion. The recess extends to the distal end of the face member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Michael James Acerra
  • Patent number: 10364991
    Abstract: An oven in which a cooking space in a cooking chamber is dividable into a plurality of individual cooking spaces by a partition member. The oven includes a door assembly including a main door rotatably combined with a main body and provided with a plurality of openings corresponding to the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces and a plurality of individual doors rotatably combined with the main body to open and close the respective plurality of openings. The door assembly may selectively open and close the entirety of the cooking space or the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces, and thus a heat loss or danger of burn generated due to opening and closing the main door when only the individual cooking space is used may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Seong Kang, Hyang Ki Kim, Sang Yun Jung, Seok Weon Hong, Yun Ic Hwang
  • Patent number: 10196937
    Abstract: A composite duct panel assembly is provided. The composite duct panel assembly includes a composite duct panel having a curved cross-section in a circumferential direction and a width based on the panel including a portion of a circumference of an annular bypass duct. In one embodiment, at least two adjacent corners of the panel are greater than 90°. In one embodiment, the panel includes a circumferential flange along a circumferential edge and an axial flange along an axial edge, and the assembly further includes a corner bracket coupled to the panel, the circumferential flange, and the axial flange. The corner bracket includes a flange corner having an approximate 90° angle, the flange corner extending the axial flange and the circumferential flange to an intersection at a corner of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Wunsch, Michael John Franks, Danielle Marie Greenfield, Michael Stephens Bodey, Randall Maurice Prather
  • Patent number: 10092104
    Abstract: An edge trim for display cases, and methods for making edge trim, are described. Instead of using tape or an adhesive to attach trim to the outer rims of end panels, a shape pattern is created in an extruded trim piece. Then polyurethane liquid can be added to the interior of the panel so that it also fills in the shape pattern. When the polyurethane solidifies into foam it will create a tight bond between the panels and the trim pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
    Inventors: Chera Selvan, Surendran Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 10029361
    Abstract: Disclosed is an embedded doorframe structure of a toolbox. The left side and the right side of the doorframe structure is configured and fixed at the front end of a left lateral plate of the toolbox and a right lateral plate of the toolbox by a fastener. The upper side of the doorframe structure is connected to the inner side of the left lateral plate of the toolbox and the inner side of the right lateral plate of the toolbox by a screw. The lower side of the doorframe structure is configured at the front end of a bottom plate of the toolbox, and is clamped and fixed by the left lateral plate of the toolbox and the right lateral plate of the toolbox. A bolt of the toolbox is connected to the inner side of the doorframe structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Shen, Wenyu Chen
  • Patent number: 10029184
    Abstract: A plug-in type container including: a bottom plate configured to prevent leaking through the container bottom; side walls; and side columns. The bottom plate, the side walls and the side columns are connected in a plug-in manner to form a trough body. The bottom plate and the side columns are provided with plug-in structures configured to engage with each other. The side columns and the side walls are provided with plug-in structures configured to engage with each other. The plug-in type container is formed by connecting the bottom plate, the side columns and the side walls in a plug-in manner. The components are plate-like or columnar structures and can be directly stacked for packing, thereby occupying little space and convenient to transport and carry. Moreover, assembly of the container can be done in a simple manner, thus a common consumer can assemble the container without using tools or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Cliff Lam, Terry Lam, Richard Lam
  • Patent number: 9969527
    Abstract: A modular vacuum chamber system provides for tapered surfaces and resilient sealing members, wherein the tapered surfaces are protected from undesired contact with work surfaces, and provide for vacuum-tight engagement of various modules. Modules can include chamber modules, defining shapes for a resultant vacuum chamber. Modules can comprise connecting modules, configured to sealingly engage two chamber modules and form a larger vacuum chamber than either module alone. Modules can comprise wall plate modules, configured to sealingly engage a chamber module and form a surface of a vacuum chamber. Wall plate modules can comprise solid plates, optically transparent plates, and plates accommodating ports for communication between the vacuum chamber and the environment outside the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ideal Vacuum Products LLC
    Inventors: Tony C. Smith, Richard D Holets
  • Patent number: 9797427
    Abstract: Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 9750190
    Abstract: An agricultural harvesting head (100) has a frame (102) that extends laterally and is elongate; a left side conveyor (106); a right side conveyor (110); a center conveyor (108, 144); and an upper conveyor (118) of an endless belt type that is disposed to receive, engage and downwardly compress an upper surface of the cut crop material conveyed rearwardly by the center conveyor (108, 144).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Mossman
  • Patent number: 9709212
    Abstract: An extendable and retractable column which is formed from at least three linked sections. The linked sections include a plurality of individual sections linked end to end. As the linked sections are extended, each of the individual sections of the linked chains engage individual sections of adjacent linked chains to form a column. As the linked sections are retracted, each of the individual sections of the linked chains disengage from the individual section of the adjacent linked sections and the individual linked sections may be rolled up for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tower Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Colman, John Norris
  • Patent number: 9681560
    Abstract: A cabinet includes a base, a top frame, at least three vertical pillar assemblies which are disposed between the base and the top frame, a cover, and at least three side plates. The cover is disposed at a side of the top frame, that is opposite to the side facing the base. A vertical pillar assembly includes a pillar, an inner clamp, and an outer clamp, wherein the inner clamp includes a first and a second side edge, and the outer clamp includes a third and a fourth side edge. The pillar is clamped between the inner clamp and the outer clamp. Space between the first side edge and the third side edge of the outer clamp is used for clamping a side plate, and space between the second side edge and the fourth side edge of the outer clamp is used for clamping a side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haihui Guo, Junpeng Huang, Lixin Wang
  • Patent number: 9643101
    Abstract: A construction system uses a comb connector element in combination with flat or generally planar polygonal shapes of various types. The comb connector elements connect to the edges of the planar polygonal shapes. Each comb connector has at least one pair of connector members. Each connector member has a proximal end connected to the polygonal member, and a distal end. Each connector member having a face portion that includes a recess extending from a central region of the face portion. The recess extends to the distal end of the face member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael James Acerra
  • Patent number: 9644396
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to a locker bay system. Specifically, in some embodiments the locker bay includes a catch loop coupled to the locker door and a locking mechanism that releaseably secures the catch loop to lock and unlock the locker bay. The locking mechanism, in some embodiments, includes a lock bar that pulls and pushes the catch loop in and out of the lock bar to lock and unlock the locker bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Kiosk Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger H. Grow, Richard L. Malone, Charles Newsom, Wayne R. Hemzacek
  • Patent number: 9631365
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular building construction having interlocking wall panels that mate with one another and with the frame of the building unit without screws, bolts or other fasteners, but while ensuring a water-tight fit. This configuration significantly simplifies installation of the wall panels into the skeletal frame of the modular building unit, allowing a first wall panel to be joined to an adjacent wall panel in a quick and easy installation step while maintaining the ability to later adjust and/or replace the wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: WILLIAMS SCOTSMAN, INC.
    Inventors: Herve Bottin, Jean-Marc Deremy
  • Patent number: 9624712
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system of interlocking door frame and wall panels for modular building units. Both the door frame panel and the wall panels are provided for easy installation into the skeletal frame of the modular building unit, and are provided with mating male and female connecting edges on opposite sides of each panel. This allows the door frame panel to mate with an adjacent wall panel in the same manner in which adjacent wall panels mate with one another, ensuring a clean, finished appearance for the connecting edges, a strong, reinforced frame having long durability, and a connection having the same physical, structural integrity as the connections between adjacent wall panel units. The door frame panel itself is particularly configured to receive a traditional, commercially available steel door frame and door assembly, but allows fitment of such commercially available steel door frame and door assembly without cutting a wall panel to receive that frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: WILLIAMS SCOTSMAN, INC.
    Inventor: Herve Bottin
  • Patent number: 9254623
    Abstract: The invention is directed to furniture such as of floor independently standing or wall mounted furniture, cabinetry, containers, boxes that can be lightweight, modular, easily assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick Henry Brumfield, William Brian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9220203
    Abstract: A raised garden bed is provided including wood plank sides that are secured at their joints with corner brackets forming corners. The brackets have two panels joined along one edge with a U-shaped channel at the base of each panel to receive a wood plank. Louvers extend into the channels to hold the planks with a press fit and allow the bed to be assembled and used without screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Vaughn, David W. Swift
  • Patent number: 9153945
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a frame piece for a rack, comprising a hollow profile which extends along its longitudinal axis and is brought into its cylindrical profile shape by shaping a substantially flat starting material. The hollow profile on two opposite lateral edges, has a connecting zone for closing the hollow profile at least one tab-type projection being formed on at least one of the lateral edges, said projection extending away from the lateral edge of the hollow profile and being shaped such that it can be brought into engagement with at least one corresponding receptacle on the respective other lateral edge in a clamping or positive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: C E S Control Enclosure Systems Gmbh
    Inventors: Wilfried Hofmann, Simon Jocham, Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Manfred Hellwig, Walter Nicolai
  • Patent number: 9072403
    Abstract: A home appliance having a griddle includes an appliance body; a cooktop on the appliance body and defining a griddle space; a griddle housing in the body adjacent the griddle space and operatively associated with the griddle; a griddle insulation retainer for removable disposition within the griddle space for supporting insulation material intermediate the griddle and the griddle insulation retainer, the griddle insulation retainer including a base and a wall; and a mounting arrangement for mounting the griddle insulation retainer to the range body including a first mating component on the griddle insulation retainer and a second mating component on the griddle housing, wherein the first mating component is removably joined to the second mating component in a press-fit manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Charlie Hanna, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 8939303
    Abstract: A knock down wood box system is a storage container system that is provided with an initial easily transportable disassembled configuration that is constructed into a sturdy assembled configuration without tools or adhesives. The knock down wood box system creates an enclosable storage compartment that can be collapsed when not in use such that it inhabits a much smaller amount of space. The knock down wood box system accomplishes this through the use of a plurality of panel sections that are particularly arranged to a plurality corner clips. The knock down wood box system in the assembled configuration may also serve as a decorative piece. Resultantly, it is also an object of the knock down wood box system to create a box that is aesthetically pleasing to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Y Sibbett
  • Patent number: 8915390
    Abstract: A joint for use in making a shipping crate includes a base and a pair of orthogonal channels which extend upwardly from the base and are open from above. Each channel has an inner closed end and an outer open end, and has a width, along a length of the channel between the inner and outer ends, which is greater than the width at the inner and outer ends. The channel is preferably defined by an outer wall, an inner wall, and a pair of reinforcement members located at the inner and outer ends to define the region of smaller width at each end. The reinforcement members are preferably hollow vertical members which are rectangle or square in cross-section and which extend from the inner wall towards the outer wall. Preferably, at their inner ends, the channels share a reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Groupe Dusogat
    Inventor: Félix Meyer-Horn
  • Publication number: 20130186889
    Abstract: A joint for use in making a shipping crate includes a base and a pair of orthogonal channels which extend upwardly from the base and are open from above. Each channel has an inner closed end and an outer open end, and has a width, along a length of the channel between the inner and outer ends, which is greater than the width at the inner and outer ends. The channel is preferably defined by an outer wall, an inner wall, and a pair of reinforcement members located at the inner and outer ends to define the region of smaller width at each end. The reinforcement members are preferably hollow vertical members which are rectangle or square in cross-section and which extend from the inner wall towards the outer wall. Preferably, at their inner ends, the channels share a reinforcement member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Groupe Dusogat
    Inventor: Félix Meyer-Horn
  • Patent number: 8375534
    Abstract: A cremation container foldable into a compact configuration for shipping comprises a bottom, a pair of side walls connected to the bottom, a pair of end walls connected to the bottom, and a lid removably positioned atop the pair of side walls and the pair of end walls. Each wall of the pair of side walls and each wall of the pair of end walls comprises an upper panel and a lower panel hingedly connected together. The upper panels of the pair of end walls are foldable downwardly toward the bottom, and the upper panels of the pair of side walls are foldable downwardly atop the upper panels of the pair of end walls to thereby compactly configure the container for shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Gesell, Nick Kaiser, Steve Pappas, Steven Pinkston
  • Patent number: 8123060
    Abstract: A wood joint is disclosed which comprises a first heading having a first profile comprising an upper lobe, a lower lobe, and a valley section intermediate the lobes, a second heading having a second profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a ridge section intermediate the sockets, and the first profile for engaging the second profile for securing the headings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Obergoenner
  • Patent number: 8016144
    Abstract: A wood joint is disclosed which comprises a first heading having a first profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a flat section intermediate the sockets, a second heading having a second profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a flat section intermediate the sockets, and a spline member having a pair of tongue portions with each of the tongue portions having an upper lobe and a lower lobe, the spline member for fitting within the first profile and the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Obergoenner
  • Patent number: 7819268
    Abstract: A wood joint is disclosed which comprises a first heading having a first profile comprising an upper lobe, a lower lobe, and a valley section intermediate the lobes, a second heading having a second profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a ridge section intermediate the sockets, and the first profile for engaging the second profile for securing the headings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Obergoenner
  • Patent number: 7753219
    Abstract: A reinforcing frame structure for a storage rack is disclosed having spacer blocks set in between outer rectangular open frame and inner rectangular open frame of each of top and bottom rectangular open frame units thereof at two sides of each of the upright supports at four corners, a reinforcing angle block attached to each rectangular open frame unit at each of the four corners at an inner side, and reinforcing pins transversely fastened to the inner and outer rectangular open frames, the spacer blocks and the reinforcing angle blocks at each of the four corners to reinforce the structural strength of the rectangular open frame units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 7654401
    Abstract: A wood joint is disclosed which comprises a first heading having a first profile comprising an upper lobe, a lower lobe, and a valley section intermediate the lobes, a second heading having a second profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a ridge section intermediate the sockets, and the first profile for engaging the second profile for securing the headings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Obergoenner
  • Patent number: 7234211
    Abstract: A casket assembly includes a container and a two-piece lid. The two-piece lid includes a superior lid that covers the anterior end of the casket and an inferior lid that covers the opposite end. The container includes a bottom panel, an inferior end panel, a superior end panel, and two elongated side panels. Each elongated side portion has a recessed portion on the superior end of the casket for providing an improved viewing of the deceased. In one embodiment, the casket panels each include a plurality of mortise holes and/or tenons. The tenons on individual panels are designed to fit into the mortise holes on other panels. Pins are placed through pinholes on the tenons to retain the tenons in the mortise holes. A shelf and bracket assembly may be provided for use in displaying mementos of the deceased and/or for supporting the inferior casket lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald H. Davis, Gary L. Cox, Chad L. Eversole
  • Patent number: 7213311
    Abstract: A casket assembly includes a container and a two-piece lid. The two-piece lid includes a superior lid that covers the anterior end of the casket and an inferior lid that covers the opposite end. The container includes a bottom panel, an inferior end panel, a superior end panel, and two elongated side panels. Each elongated side portion has a recessed portion on the superior end of the casket for providing an improved viewing of the deceased. In one embodiment, the casket panels each include a plurality of mortise holes and/or tenons. The tenons on individual panels are designed to fit into the mortise holes on other panels. Pins are placed through pinholes on the tenons to retain the tenons in the mortise holes. A shelf and bracket assembly may be provided for use in displaying mementos of the deceased and/or for supporting the inferior casket lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald H. Davis, Gary L. Cox, Chad L. Eversole
  • Patent number: 7063797
    Abstract: A method of mounting an electronic component having at least one contact extending across a part of its undersurface may include providing a support smaller in area than the undersurface of the component and having a contact pad for connection to the contact. The contact pad may have a first portion extending across an upper surface of the support adjacent one edge and a second portion extending from the edge across a side surface of the support. The method may also include positioning the electronic component and the support with the undersurface of the component adjacent the upper surface of the support. This is done so that the first portion of the contact pad is aligned with and spaced apart from a first portion of the contact, and the second portion of the contact pad is aligned with and disposed inwardly of a second portion of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Laffoley
  • Patent number: 6314626
    Abstract: A collapsible stackable casket, having: a base member; a plurality of end members and side members removably secured to the base member to form a casket body. A lid assembly is removably mounted to the casket body, the lid assembly defining a lid chamber capable of receiving the base member and end members when the casket is in an unassembled mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Padat, Ltd.
    Inventor: Charles R. Becker
  • Patent number: 6299011
    Abstract: A stackable knock down box is provided for the bulk transportation and storage of fresh produce such as fruit. The box comprises a base pallet, and six side wall panels which are hinged together to define a composite side wall enclosure which can be folded into a stack. A number of drop-away base clip arrangements are provided for releasably holding the composite side wall enclosure to the base pallet in both its erected and folded conditions. The box can be stacked in both the erected and folded conditions, and includes a number of panel aligning inserts located at the upper edge corners of the side walls. Each panel aligning insert is formed with an angled contact face which slopes downwardly and outwardly. A number of complemental panel aligning formations are formed within pedestals on the pallet, and have an angled contact face which slopes upwardly and inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Clip-Lok International Ltd.
    Inventor: Niels Rosenfeldt
  • Patent number: 6203235
    Abstract: A crate fastener and retainer assembly includes a fastener for assembling two adjacent panels of a box or crate, and a retainer for securing the fastener to a panel. L-shaped fasteners assemble two adjacent cleated panels or slotted panels, and retainers mounted on the panel or cleat secure the fasteners to the panel. The retainer includes a plate with a substantially closed loop on one end. The other end of the plate is mounted to the cleat or the panel. The substantially closed loop of the plate is pivotally connected to an end of the L-shaped fastener. When the box or crate is disassembled, the L-shaped fastener remains secured to one of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Klimp Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Bonde
  • Patent number: 6131762
    Abstract: A reinforcing block (15) adapted to fit closely into and extend along the joint (10) between the floor (12) and wall panel (14) of a container of the type commonly used for bulk food storage and display in supermarkets. The block (15) has an underside surface (16) and rear surface (18) for abutting, respectively, the floor (12) and wall panel (14). The exposed surface (20) of the block extends at approximately 45.degree. between the underside and rear surface forming an obtuse angle with both the wall and floor surfaces. The end portions (24, 24') of the block taper into the joint (10) so that their exposed surfaces form an obtuse angle with the joint. This arrangement enables easy cleaning of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Cyplex Pty Limited
    Inventor: William Mervyn Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 6076690
    Abstract: A container includes a palletized base for which at least four side walls can be releasably secured without the use of separate fasteners. A cover can also be releasably secured to the four side walls without the use of separate fasteners. The releasable securing of the container components is accomplished by a series of dowel holes defined in the base and cover. Corresponding dowel pins fit into the dowel holes for secure attachment that permits easy disassembly and reassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Group
    Inventor: Todd S. Hemmerly
  • Patent number: 5975342
    Abstract: Mugly is a support system for large size mugs and sports bottles for use specifically, but not exclusively, in large freight vehicles where it can be placed on the floor within reach of the driver. It is made of wood, has a 17 degree truncated shape (12, 16), on inside circular opening, (11), an opening in the front to accomodate the handle of a mug (10), and a 5 degree cut in both side pieces which allow them to rest flush against the front and back pieces (20). It is strenghtened with brads and wood glue to provide durable, drop-resistant joints. A non-slip product available commercially is affixed to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignees: Stephen E. Bradeen, Anne K. Bradeen
    Inventors: Stephen E. Bradeen, Anne Bradeen
  • Patent number: 5924587
    Abstract: A container comprises bottom, left and right side, front, back and top asblies. The side, front, back and top assemblies have a rectangular sheet with a batten frame affixed to the perimeter of a first face thereof and coincident with the edges thereof. The bottom assembly has a rectangular sheet with a base frame affixed to the perimeter of a bottom face thereof. The base frame extends beyond the perimeter of the sheet to form a circumferential extension dimensioned therearound to be equal to the thickness of the sheet used in the other assemblies plus the thickness of the batten frame. During construction of the container, each assembly is glued and stapled prior to being glued and screwed to other assemblies. The side, back and front assemblies are arranged to form a rectangular tube with an inner surface defined entirely by the side, back and front assemblies' sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Charles W. Landman
  • Patent number: 5875910
    Abstract: Orchard bins for the retail food sales industry have special corner members and joining brackets that allow assembly without the use of tools, and also permit disassembly for storage. The connector system for interconnecting two panels together has a connector member with a first surface for positioning on one panel vertical strip and a second surface for positioning on a second panel vertical strip. The first surface and the second surface of the connector member each have at least one cleat aperture thereon, and at least one cleat is provided for attachment to the first panel vertical strip and at least a further cleat for attachment to the second panel vertical strip, the cleats positioned to engage the cleat apertures in the first and second surfaces of the connector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Advance Wire Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph Scelsa
  • Patent number: 5720403
    Abstract: A generally rectangular shaped shipping crate formed from abutting plywood panels and having at each one of the vertices an externally ribbed fitting made from high tensile strength, impact-absorbing plastic fixedly fastened to and securing abutting panels together and having at each joint between abutting panels an elongated, externally ribbed fitting made from high tensile strength, impact-absorbing plastic fixedly fastened to and securing the abutting panels together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: Henry W. Sawyer