Magnetic Means Urges Gasket Towards Receptacle Patents (Class 220/223)
  • Patent number: 11512501
    Abstract: Securing systems and methods of securing a transport container to an attachment point. In one embodiment, the securing system includes an actuator, an attachment structure, and an electronic controller. The attachment structure is dimensioned to complement the actuator. The electronic controller is operably coupled to the actuator for attaching and releasing the actuator to the attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Motogo, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Ruth, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Patent number: 8977723
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for decomposing an application into fragments and streaming the application fragments for execution on a mobile computing device. A fragment presents a user interface of the application and needs a set of resources, e.g., images, icons, etc. to be executed. A server determines a set of fragments for the application and streams them to the device as and when the device needs a particular fragment. The server determines the set of fragments in various ways. For example, the server executes an emulator that simulates the execution of the application by the user and determines fragment data including the set of fragments, resources needed by each of the fragments, and various possible navigations between the fragments. In another example, the server receives such fragment data from various users executing the application on various devices, and aggregates them based on aggregating policy to obtain an aggregated fragment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nextbit Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Quan, Michael A. Chan
  • Patent number: 8424703
    Abstract: A system of moving magnets for sealing a container may include a plurality of moveable magnets disposed near a perimeter of a container door and a rotatable linkage hub positioned within the perimeter of the container door. In addition, the system may include a plurality of control linkages connecting each of the plurality of moveable magnets to the linkage hub so that rotating the linkage hub causes the control linkages to move the moveable magnets between a sealed position and an open position. Alternatively, the moveable magnets may be connected to each other by a magnet positioning mechanism to physically move the magnets along a path near the perimeter. A plurality of static magnets may be disposed near an opening sized to receive the container door and positioned to form a magnetic seal with the moveable magnets when the moveable magnets are positioned at the sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter van der Meulen
  • Patent number: 8209404
    Abstract: A method for configuring device parameters in a Digital Subscriber Line access network is disclosed. According to the method, a managing device sends a parameter modifying command to a managed device; the managed device makes a response to the parameter modifying command and modifies parameters; the managed device obtains an applying opportunity of unapplied parameters; the managed device applies the unapplied parameters according to the applying opportunity. A Digital Subscriber Line access system and a network device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huangwei Wu
  • Publication number: 20030054192
    Abstract: A lacquer-coated wire having a noncircular cross-section with a long cross-sectional axis and a short cross-sectional axis, wherein the long cross-sectional axis and the short cross-sectional axis extend perpendicularly to each other. The lacquer-coated wire includes a metal wire and a lacquer coating having insulating and baked lacquer properties and is intended particularly for manufacturing electrical coils. The lacquer coating has on sides to be assigned to the longer cross-sectional axis a smaller thickness than on the sides to be assigned to the shorter cross-sectional axis. A method of manufacturing a wire includes pressing a lacquer-coated wire having a round cross-section into a wire having a long cross-sectional axis and a short cross-sectional axis, wherein the ratio of the axes is at most 3:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: AKG Acoustics GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Fidi, Hugo Lenhard-Backhaus
  • Patent number: 6429370
    Abstract: Using a new compound to produce a magnetic tape having low electrical resistivity and high magnetic absorptivity. The magnetic tape self-adheres around a cabinet door opening such that when a cabinet door is closed, the magnetic tape provides an EMI seal with low electrical resistivity and high magnetic absorptivity. In addition, the magnetic tape electrically connects the door to the cabinet. To achieve greater EMI shielding, separate magnetic tape pieces can be positioned on both the cabinet and cabinet door. The compound is of a magnetically lossy Manganese-Zinc (soft ferrite material) having a complex permeability plus cobalt, nickel, or iron (ferromagnetic materials). The Manganese-Zinc material may be Product 3S1, 3S4, 3C11, 3E25 or 3E27 manufactured by the Phillips Corporation of The Netherlands which is readily commercially available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: David A. Norte, Woong K. Yoon
  • Patent number: 6202876
    Abstract: The present invention is a push and twist locking child-resistant cap and container. It includes a squeeze tube container having a neck and a dispensing orifice at an outer end of the neck, and the neck has one of a locking track and a locking lug. There is also a cap having at least three components and being assembled to move together as a single unit. This cap includes an outer shell having a sidewall and a top, the outer shell being adapted to receive and contain an inner top and an inner collar member; an inner top inserted into the outer shell, and; an inner collar member fixedly inserted into the outer shell below the inner top and having the other of the locking track and said locking lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Primary Delivery Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 4981232
    Abstract: An improved laundry basket having a detachable divider wall that divides the laundry basket into a clothes compartment and a clothes washing products compartment. A top wall panel extends laterally from the top edge of the divider wall toward the closest side wall so that it spans the clothes washing products compartment. A lip on the outer edge of the top wall panel mates with the lip of the respective side wall. An aperture is formed in the top wall panel and it detachably receives a cup having an outwardly extending annular flange at its top edge. Raised indicia structure on the outer surface of the cup provides markings for measuring contents in the cup. With the divider panel removed, a plurality of laundry baskets may be stacked in a nested fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Paul M. Wynn
  • Patent number: 4969568
    Abstract: A modular construction which is suitable for use as a pen holder is fabricated from a plurality of flat board members detachably connected to each other by connecting members having a plurality of wing pieces disposed at a suitable angle relative to each other and provided with board member receiving grooves. The board members and connecting members may be assembled into a holder having at least one tubular compartment having a bottom member detachably secured therein. The shape of the various compartments can be varied by changing the angle between the wing pieces of the connecting members and some connecting members may be provided with upwardly and downwardly opening grooves for assembling a two tiered structure of board members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4966295
    Abstract: A dieting plate arrangement is set forth utilizing a compartmentalized dish provided with compartments of predetermined fluid capacity consistent with dieting portions of weight conscious individuals. The plate includes a further scale on one or more of the compartments for indication of quantity based upon varying density of fluid positioned within the compartments. A removable divider includes partition walls securable within the plate, wherein the partition walls may include walls formed of a hollow chamber, a fluid chamber, or a combination thereof to accommodate various dishes of various temperature radiance. A further embodiment includes a central hub formed with cylindrical recesses to accommodate cylindrical terminal ends of divider walls to enable selective division when the divider walls and central hub are positioned within the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Inventor: Carolyn L. Parrish
  • Patent number: 4964528
    Abstract: A simple to use, fully adjustable, ice chest divider which provides for the isolation of food or other items from melted ice water is disclosed. The divider comprises a plurality of rectangular panels of various sizes, attached by slide hinges and additional hinging mechanisms, in such a manner as to be both continuously adjustable and collapsible. The self-supporting divider provides for unobstructed access to all compartments while permitting melted ice water to drain to drain plugs where applicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Patrick K. Wagoner
  • Patent number: 4955495
    Abstract: A container, intended for use in the disposal of hazardous waste, is provided with pairs of opposed locking rails which are attached to the interior faces of the side walls and project into the container. Extending between each pair of opposed locking rails are pairs of hold-down bars which have resilient arms biased towards one another to engage ratchet bars formed in the locking rails. The ratchet bars allow for downward motion of the hold-down bars, but do not allow for upward motion. Racks are placed between the waste material to be compacted and each pair of hold-down bars to increase the compression maintaining capabilities of the hold-down mechanism. The hold-down bars prevent expansion of the waste material through their engagement with the locking rails. Several pairs of hold-down bars and racks can be used in each container. A lid for the container is designed to be attached tightly to the container with clips which grip openings on the container walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: George B. Ruebesam
  • Patent number: 4940156
    Abstract: An injection molded, thermoplastic tray for storage and shipment of leadframes comprises a receptacle in the form of a rectangular base, and a plurality of dividers engageable with the base. The receptacle has first and second hinged side walls with outwardly extending flanges. The dividers have a first engaging member which engages with the first side wall to hold the same in an upward position and a second engaging member which is engageable with the second side wall when the second side wall is pivoted to an upward position to hold the same in the upward position. Notches are provided in the bore of the receptacle which are engaged with downwardly and outwardly hooks on the bottom of the divider. Stacking members in the form of upwardly extending saddles and outwardly extending pegs provide for stacking of one tray atop another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Cote, Jurgen Ekberg, Bruce T. Cleevely, Harry M. George
  • Patent number: 4932548
    Abstract: In a freezer chest, a space divider assembly is provided to organize the space within the freezer compartment. The space divider assembly has an end panel with upright tracks securably attached within the freezer compartment. Divider panels are mounted in the tracks, each of the panels having slots extending approximately half its length wherein other divider panels are slidably attached. The other divider panels also have slots which enable the panels to be assembled in crisscross fashion. When assembled the panels divide the freezer compartment into a plurality of storage columns arranged in a checkerboard pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Jennifer H. Bensinger
  • Patent number: 4909406
    Abstract: A container having a primary container and an extendable drawer. The primary container has a recess at one end of each of its sidewalls. At the top of the recess is a rack having a large number of notches on it. The extendable drawer has a retainer piece which is flexibly urgeable by a pointer which is fixed to a knob into any one of the notches so as to fix the extendable drawer in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Inventor: Shin C. Wu
  • Patent number: 4909384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container of the kind including at least one partition (6) and comprising at least one bottom (4) and peripheral side walls (5). The container is characterized in that the partition is positionally adjustable and has at least one pin (8), comprising a rod (10) terminating at its free end in an enlarged head, on the lower edge (9) of the partition, and that the bottom (4) has at least one elongated window (7) for receiving the rod and retaining the head. The window (7) has at least one enlargement (12) to allow the passage of the enlarged head. The invention is applicable to a box-like dish that can initially be used as a soap dish, for example, and later for other use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Inventor: Julien E. About
  • Patent number: 4901876
    Abstract: An all purpose crate for transporting and storing a variety of objects. The crate consists of two longitudinal sides, two lateral sides, a bottom surface, an array of attachment holes and a detailed rib structure and is provided with at least one insert divider with pins that insert into the attachment holes which enables the crate to be divided into a series of compartments to accommodate storing a variety of objects including file folders or a combination of records, cassettes and compact discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Spectrum International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Box
  • Patent number: 4899928
    Abstract: A divider for drawers which has a flat base (20) with folded sides (22) forming a rectangular pan. A center separation (30) folded in the middle in "U" shape is inserted snugly into the base sub-dividing the area. A pair of partitions (40) further apportion the divider allowing different size original drawings to be filed concurrently within the drawer of a storage cabinet. The configuration allowing bisection of the drawer such that conventionally sized drawings may be organized into groups. Also, different configurations are obtained by the addition or deletion of component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: W. G. Korff
  • Patent number: 4889253
    Abstract: A divider for dividing a space, such as the interior of suitcases, drawers and the like, into individual smaller compartments of various dimensions. The divider includes a main divider of a fixed length, which divides the space into halves. A front and a rear sub-divider co-operate with the main divider for further dividing the halves into smaller compartments. Extension members co-operate with the main divider and the front sub-divider to alter their fixed lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventors: Marius Schmulian, David A. Lake
  • Patent number: 4881653
    Abstract: A filing unit includes a drawer and a compressor mounted by the drawer for sliding movement lengthwise thereof between drawer contents compressing and released positions and for pivotal movement for purposes of releasably locking the compressor in a desired position lengthwise of said drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: American Locker Group Incorporated
    Inventor: Allen R. Norton
  • Patent number: 4867328
    Abstract: Apparatus for various embodiments of sectionalized trash receptacles, all specifically adapted to facilitate initial separation of solid waste at its point of generation into separate recyclable components, is disclosed herein. Each embodiment can separately store different recyclable components wherein the space allocated for each different component can be easily adjusted as the need arises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Maureen M. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 4858764
    Abstract: An adjustable carrier device is disclosed for storage and handling of fragile panel-like structures such as semiconductor wafers, ceramic substrates, LCD panel displays, printed wiring boards and the like. The device is adjustable to receive structures of different sizes without the use of any tools. The device comprises a slotted side wall for receiving one side edge of the panel-like structure, and a sized adjusting member having a semi-circular cross-section which is mounted on an offset pivot for movement toward or away from the slotted side wall to adjust to the size of the product. Slots are formed in the edge of the offset pivot member to receive another edge of the stored structure. A cover is provided for protection to enclose the panel-like structures when placed in the carrier device to prevent damage. No tools are required to adjust the device to different product sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Julius Domokos
  • Patent number: 4856671
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-supporting storage container which includes a bottom wall which is provided with a series of slits. These slits are preferably provided in the region of the bottom wall near a free, unconnected edge, and parallel to such free edge, in a step offset downward by an amount equal to the thickness of the bottom wall. The invention further includes a support strip attached to the aforesaid step and insertion studs, the heights of which are equal to the height of the support strip. The insertion studs and detent tongues, on the enclosing wall or on a connecting edge of the bottom wall of a receptacle element, are capable of engagement as retaining members. Each receptacle element of the invention is made up of a rear wall, a bottom wall and a side wall and has retaining members at the free edges of the bottom wall and the rear wall which are opposite to the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: Paul Reppel
  • Patent number: 4838445
    Abstract: A container such as a tackle box including a plurality of spaced apart partitions defining a plurality of cavities, the faces of the partitions having a plurality of uniformly spaced, generally parallel ribs perpendicular to the container bottom, and divider members extending between the partitions and dividing the cavities, the opposite ends of the divider members having projecting flanges extending in generally opposite directions and having faces adapted to engage the surfaces of the partitions, and the faces having a plurality of uniformly spaced, generally parallel ribs adapted to engage and nest between ribs of the partitions the flanges are each resiliently flexible and each is resiliently biased into engagement with the partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Flambeau Corporation
    Inventor: Charles A. Lanius
  • Patent number: 4830190
    Abstract: A heating and cooling lunch box which can preserve meals at a suitable temperature for taste a long time depending the type of meals. The lunch box has an outer container, an inner container for forming a heating and heat insulating container and a cooling container engaged with the outer container, heat source and cooling source for heating and/or cooling the heating and heat insulating container and the cooling container, and a cover for covering the upper surface of the inner container. The heat source is adjacent to the heating and heat insulating container, and an air opening for flowing intake air is perforated in the side wall of the outer container. The air opening communicates with a heat source containing chamber for containing the heating composition which produces heat in the presence of said flowing intake air in the heat source containing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Jitsuo Inagaki
  • Patent number: 4828133
    Abstract: A disposable point-of-sale display carton constructed from corrugated paperboard is characterized by easy and adjustable installation of one or more corrugated paperboard divider panels within the carton which serve to separate and support merchandise in an orderly and attractive arrangement. Front and back walls of the carton each include adjacent inner and outer panels, and the inner panels each include therein through slots strategically located and paired with slots in the other inner panel across the depth of the carton. Female connectors selectively and removably received in through slots of any selected pair thereof each have a flange portion trapped between the inner and outer panels and a receiving portion extending inwardly through the slot. The receiving portion is slotted for receipt of a male connector on the divider panel or direct receipt of a vertical edge portion of the divider panel extending between the front and back walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: John Hougendobler
  • Patent number: 4826013
    Abstract: A stackable refuse container having removable dividers that can be removed for hauling and then locked in position at the pick up site to provide a multiple compartment refuse container and a method of hauling multiple stackable refuse containers using a trailer and conventional hooklift refuse hauling truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Multitek, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale W. Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 4798305
    Abstract: A shipping tray that can be adjusted to various internal dimensions, by different placement of one or more moveable partitions. The partitions are held in position by means of interlocking surfaces formed on the ends and bottom of the partition and on the inside walls and interior bottom of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald C. Laverty
  • Patent number: 4790434
    Abstract: A data cartridge handling system comprising a plurality of carrying cases, each case having a base, a hinged lid, and a carrying handle, and each being of suitable dimensions to house an insertable partitioned tray designed to hold a predetermined number of data tape cartridges having one of a variety of sizes. The cases may be removably inserted into a shelving module by sliding the case horizontally between spaced supports, and the entire system may be placed on a desktop or inverted and mounted under a desk or table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Liberty Diversified Industries
    Inventors: Carl J. Schoberg, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4785936
    Abstract: There is described a device for holding flat objects, especially printed circuit boards during their being transported or stored, or being conveyed on an assembling line. The device consists basically of a partly or wholly hollow tray having slits in its upper surface which communicate with the hollows. One or more elongated bodies are insertable into the hollow. Cam members are provided urging the inserted elongated members inwardly of the hollows. The boards are placed on edge in the slits and come to rest on the inserted elongated bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Inventor: David Shpigelman
  • Patent number: 4782942
    Abstract: A container for a number of sealed packages for individual contact lenses. The individual lenses are packed in a sealed container in water and must be steam sterilized. Each individual package is stacked in the container of this invention during sterilization and drains are provided in the container for excess water resulting from the sterilization process. When sterilization is completed the container may be closed and sealed. The container has tamper resistant and tamper evident features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Vistakon, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Ashley, Crossman:Russell J., John P. Hennessy, William J. Lahm
  • Patent number: 4776477
    Abstract: A collapsible bin includes a bottom (12) having an integral peripheral flange (24), a rear panel (16) and a pair of side panels (14). The rear panel has C-shaped channels (44) on opposite ends and integral offsets (46) along lower edges while the side panels have C-shaped channels (42) on rear edges and offsets (32) along lower edges so that the panels can be interconnected by telescoping the channels into each other and connected to the bottom by the offsets being telescoped onto the free edge of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Knoedler Manufactures, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Walker
  • Patent number: 4770327
    Abstract: A portable, vertical oriented tackle box which may be releasably mounted to a substantially vertical wall in a fishing boat. The tackle box also includes a shoulder strap so that it can be used while a fisherman is wading or surf casting. A multiplicity of interchangeable inserts for holding various fishing lures are included along with a cover capable of serving as a drop tray. This polypropylene tackle box is also resistant to warping and cracking caused by expansion and contraction resulting from temperature changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: Warren D. Fortson
  • Patent number: 4742931
    Abstract: An inexpensive molded plastic tray or receptacle constructed with ribs, slots and bumpers to fittingly receive the lower portion of a standard, i.e. older type tote box, the tray also being constructed to be recognized by sensors in an automatic retrieval and storage system so as to be controllably moved in that system along with its received standard tote box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Olympic Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: George Bennett
  • Patent number: 4728159
    Abstract: A file storage unit has a generally rectangular frame which is open at the front for receipt of a sliding drawer. The drawer has downwardly projecting ridges which slide along the interior of the frame. In addition, the front portion of the frame is provided with a snap-on reinforcing rim which acts to strengthen the unit and to accommodate the stacking of several units. A stop means is provided on the drawer which contacts a portion of the rim to prevent the drawer from being accidently withdrawn from the frame. Further, openings on the rear wall of the frame and in the handle of the drawer allow the unit to be conveniently carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Solomon, Monte L. Levin, Andrzej L. Soporowski, Michael D. Jones
  • Patent number: 4728158
    Abstract: A modular storage system comprising an elongated base part having two spaced continuous channels extending generally parallel to one another longitudinally of the base part, and at least one upright member extendable transversely of the base part and including a pair of downwardly projecting lugs respectively engaged in the channels in the base part. The lugs are spaced apart in relation to the spacing of the channels to enable the lugs to be inserted into the channels with the upright member vertical and at an angle to the channels whereupon the upright member can be turned to a position tranverse of the base part to secure the lugs in the channels and the upright member on the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Delco Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. D'Elia, Philip N. DeVries
  • Patent number: 4722453
    Abstract: The problem of storing microfiche transparencies, cards, documents, photographs or any other sheets of material in the vertical or inclined position, is solved by a simple rectangular tray with inclined ends and side walls, the inner top portions of which contain vertically extending grooves for receiving a pair of lugs on each side of planar rectangular partitions. The spacing between the lugs is such that the partition is inclined by no more than from the vertical when the lugs on one side of the partition are inserted into adjacent grooves. In the vertical position the lugs are vertically aligned in the same plane as the body of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Inventor: Ross R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 4699270
    Abstract: An electronic component packaging system provides individual structural elements of modules that provide both the strength and the internal structure to mount electrical components such as circuit boards without the use of subracks. The resulting structure provides up to 15 percent more usable space for circuit boards. The modules are constructed as to be easily fixed to one another to form a multiple element modular packaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: The Union Corporation
    Inventor: Fred Bohm
  • Patent number: 4627535
    Abstract: A container for magnetic tape cassettes comprises a plurality of receptacles for slidably receiving respective cassettes. Each of said receptacles comprises tracks provided at mutually opposite side walls or partitions. In order to provide a container which permits a convenient handling of the cassettes and from which the cassettes can easily be taken, each receptacle provides fulcrums about which the associated cassette can be tilted. Each track defines a throat, which has a width that is slightly in excess of the thickness of a cassette so that a cassette contained in each receptacle can be tilted about fulcrums formed by the tracks at the throats. The tracks of each receptacle comprise stops, which limit the extent of the tilting movement of the cassette. Each cassette is supported by laterally spaced apart supports provided adjacent to the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Ernst Stadelmann Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Balthasar Kirchner, Siegfried Schleicher
  • Patent number: 4625670
    Abstract: The deck of a container ship is provided with longitudinally running rails carrying cassettes adapted to support standarized cargo units, such as containers, for example. Each cassette includes transverse front and rear guide members each having vertical guide bars on both of its transverse faces. By spacing the cassettes apart longitudinally, two cassettes may, between themselves, support a further stack of containers. In use, each cassette is locked in relation to the deck, longitudinally as well as transversely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Trans Consultants AB
    Inventor: Jadwiga Igielska
  • Patent number: 4595246
    Abstract: An interlocking spacer system is provided which comprises a plurality of interlocking panels which can be arranged to divide a large space into smaller compartments. The panels are made up of wall segments joined together by webs, each web having a height not more than half the height of the wall segments. This results in relieved areas between each wall segment. The webs have two pairs of opposed grooves, one pair facilitating separation of adjacent wall segments and the second pair for receiving wall edges of adjacent wall segments in an interlocking manner thereby allowing the panels to be interlocked in an end butt relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: The Stanbel Group
    Inventor: Elly Bross
  • Patent number: 4577773
    Abstract: A utility box for storing small parts and the like has a container molded from a transparent plastic material exhibiting natural flexural characteristics with a generally rectangular configuration defined by a bottom wall and upwardly extending and outwardly tapering side and end walls. The bottom wall has a multiplicity of transversely extending ribs thereon each formed with concave side surfaces and a planar upper surface with a groove therein. The side walls of the container have pairs of aligned slots therein above the ribs of the bottom wall and recesses in the outer surface of the side wall above the slots. The side walls are also provided with pairs of aligned ribs extending upwardly from adjacent the bottom wall to the slots to form channels therebetween. A multiplicity of removable compartment dividers matingly received are seated within the grooves and channels therein, and arm portions at the upper edges thereof lock into the slots of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: The Rogers Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Vincent J. Bitel
  • Patent number: 4565465
    Abstract: Male and female connectors for connecting corrugated where the male and female connectors form a firm locking relationship by means of protuberances in the female connectors cooperating with locking slots when the flange of the male connector is in locked mating position. Two female connectors can be inverted and locked in mating position by the protuberances cooperating with slots on a respectively mated connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Acorn Box Company
    Inventor: Steven M. Oberst
  • Patent number: 4552272
    Abstract: This invention relates to display apparatus for forming bins to display merchandise or to store objects. A display bin includes means for mounting dividers while maintaining the front panel clear of obstructions. The invention includes brackets attached to the bin for mounting the bin to either vertically slotted rails or horizontally slotted walls. The brackets preferably permit adjustment of the angular orientation of the bin relative to the rails or walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: Frank P. Field
  • Patent number: 4545484
    Abstract: The filing case is particularly suitable for filing diskettes and has a plurality of divider plates spaced one behind the other, provided with projecting labelling tabs and, together with parts of the case bottom and sidewalls, bounding a filing compartment. Each divider plate has two mutually resilient legs, the free ends of which can be inserted in slots in the case bottom, the slots associated with the legs of an individual divider being disposed in a straight line. In order particularly to save on material, the divider plates are disposed in even numbers, are formed identically to one another, and are narrower than the distance between two sidewalls by at least approximately the width of a labelling tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Biella-Neher AG.
    Inventor: Benedikt Rohner
  • Patent number: 4544213
    Abstract: A filing and storage container for floppy disks and diskettes including a molded base unit (10), a molded cover unit (12) pivotally attached to the base, a plurality of indexing file separators (60), and means (40), (46) provided along the lower portions of the inside walls of the base unit for receiving the lower edges of the file separators and allowing them to pivot between rearwardly inclined positions and forwardly inclined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Innovative Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry M. Long, James A. Womack
  • Patent number: 4538737
    Abstract: An article carrier is provided with adjustable side walls pivotally mounted on a base and clamped to hold articles in place. To provide the pivoting action, the base includes a plurality of holes in two parallel rows for loosely receiving a pair of connecting pegs from each of the side walls. This arrangement allows for the angle and distance between the side walls to be altered to generally conform with the size and shape of the articles within the carrier. The side walls are connected together with elongated cross members, each including a slot substantially throughout the length for receiving threaded connectors from each side wall. Wing nuts are provided to secure the side walls to the cross members following adjustment and rigidify the carrier for securely holding the articles. A stored position is provided by the two walls laying flat on the base, the cross members on top and the wing nuts screwed on retaining posts on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Inventor: Samuel T. Delaney
  • Patent number: 4534466
    Abstract: A nestable container is disclosed for use with automatic storage/retrieval systems. The container has a bottom wall and diverging side and end walls. The end walls have recessed areas integrally extending into the interior of the container. Engagement members are located completely within the recessed areas such that they do not protrude beyond a plane defined by the major portion of the end walls. An automatic storage/retrieval system engages the engagement member for the purposes of moving the container. The diverging side and end walls and the inboard engagement members make stacking of containers of the same size and dimensions possible. The side walls have recessed areas spaced from the bottom wall and extending into the interior of the container. The side wall recessed areas define a nesting stop to prevent similar containers from nesting too tight when stacked therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Republic Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Wood
  • Patent number: 4531775
    Abstract: A load bearing security cover for the bed of a pick up truck comprising a pair of doors folded flat together and mounted on top of the bed side walls to form a lockable storage area underneath and openable to extend the sides of the pick up bed upward to hold voluminous cargo including a center support plank that doubles as a front wall extension and a rear transverse support arm over the tail gate that doubles as a brace for the doors in their open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Inventor: Tom C. Beals
  • Patent number: 4499997
    Abstract: An improved tote box especially adapted for use within an automated storage and retrieval system is provided with a bumper rim a short distance from the tote bottom to reduce the moment arm created when the box engages another box or the like. Stacking stops are integrated with the bumper rim to provide additional strength, and the stops circumscribe side drains to allow fluid to be drained without flowing into a lower box in a stack. A divider grid is provided and includes intersecting crosswise and lengthwise divider plates, each Z-shaped and each having mounting slots in one edge and notches in the other. When the plates are mated by seating the slot of a lengthwise plate in the slot of a crosswise plate, the opposing bosses at the mouth of each slot of each plate seat in the notch of an intersecting plate. Tabs on each end of each plate seat in slots in the tote box walls and a ramp overlying the notch restrains the divider plate tab to secure the grid in the tote box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Harold E. Swingley, Jr.