Outdoor Type Patents (Class 312/100)
  • Patent number: 10083478
    Abstract: One or more images of items for an order being processed at processing station of an order fulfillment center may be captured and associated with the order. Alternatively, a short video clip may be captured of the order being packaged. An electronic notification that the order has been processed may be sent to a customer associated with the order. The electronic notification may include a reference to one or more of the captured images or video clips. The customer may use a reference included in the notification to view the captured images. The customer may view captured images to verify that the order has been correctly processed. The captured images may include images of the items being packaged for shipment and may show the shipping address on the package allowing the customer to verify that indeed it is his package in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Shakes, Francois M. Rouaix, Donald L. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10072398
    Abstract: An outdoor water service system is described. The system is primarily for providing water for outdoor applications in cold weather, such as flooding outdoor rinks but may also be used for other watering applications in warmer weather. The system includes a source of water connected to an underground hydrant with an above-ground hydrant valve and a heated enclosure with a floor and an opening in the floor through which the hydrant valve extends. The enclosure includes a hose, a heater, a water conduit extending from the hydrant valve to the hose, a first door for accessing the hydrant valve from outside of the enclosure and a second door for accessing the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ion Irrigation Management Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Magill, Casey Mahan, Chad Placsko
  • Patent number: 10036116
    Abstract: The washing machine includes a cabinet including an upper cover forming the rear part of the upper surface of the cabinet, a tub in the cabinet, a detergent dispenser, which is over the front part of the tub and which is not covered by the upper cover and is exposed, a dispenser cover, which opens and closes the upper face of the detergent dispenser, which is not covered by the upper cover and is exposed and which forms the front part of the upper surface of the cabinet, and a lock unit for maintaining the open or closed state of the dispenser cover while the dispenser cover is open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mingyu Jo, Dongwon Kim
  • Patent number: 9826831
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable storage and transport unit that can be easily moved, even through rough terrain, to any desired location. The unit includes a continuous supported work surface area around its entire perimeter, as well as multiple methods of adjusting the unit's center of gravity to reduce the effort needed to move it. The unit includes an optional weather shelter, the ability to be towed by a vehicle even when fully loaded, and a separate gear rack to accommodate efficient wheeled transport of even more gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CAVE MAGNA CANEM, LLC
    Inventor: Matt Farmer
  • Patent number: 9759436
    Abstract: The motor fixing support includes long base sections extending in a vertical direction, which are respectively formed on both sides in a lateral direction, and folding pieces respectively extending from both side edges of the respective base sections in a short-side direction. The length of the folding piece in the extending direction, which extends from the base section toward the base section in the short-side direction, and the length of the folding piece in the extending direction, which extends from the base section toward the base section in the short-side direction, are larger than the lengths of the folding pieces in the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Jinnai, Toshiyuki Kubono, Tomoya Yanase
  • Patent number: 9702638
    Abstract: A frame for a plate heat exchanger includes a head and a follower, a plurality of rib assemblies, and a plurality of tie bar assemblies. Each of the head and the follower includes a plurality of interlocking rib cutouts. Each rib assembly includes a pair of ribs. Each rib includes a first grip disposed at a first end of the rib, a second grip disposed at a second end of the rib, a first cradle disposed at the first end of the rib, and a second cradle disposed at the second end of the rib. Both the first cradle and the second cradle include a cradle bearing surface. Each tie bar assembly includes a tie bar, a nut, and a tie bar bearing surface to bear upon the cradle bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SPX FLOW TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Cecil, Jr., Derek Ian Finch, James Schuyler Good
  • Patent number: 9626712
    Abstract: One or more images of items for an order being processed at processing station of an order fulfillment center may be captured and associated with the order. Alternatively, a short video clip may be captured of the order being packaged. An electronic notification that the order has been processed may be sent to a customer associated with the order. The electronic notification may include a reference to one or more of the captured images or video clips. The customer may use a reference included in the notification to view the captured images. The customer may view captured images to verify that the order has been correctly processed. The captured images may include images of the items being packaged for shipment and may show the shipping address on the package allowing the customer to verify that indeed it is his package in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Shakes, Francois M. Rouaix, Donald L. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9392871
    Abstract: A lift-off door for an equipment enclosure is provided which comprises tabs on the bottom end of the door that align with slots at the bottom edge of an access window in an equipment housing frame. The tabs extend from a vertical panel on the door through two acute bend angles which are opposite in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sullair, LLC
    Inventor: Shannon Ryan Bantz
  • Patent number: 9318883
    Abstract: A sealed enclosure is disclosed. Sealed enclosure has a case configured to receive an arc-prone electrical component, a face frame defining an opening, a door configured to cover the opening, a sealing surface on the face frame or on the door, and one or more flaps having an sealing portion, the sealing portion being angled relative to the sealing surface, the one or more flaps being operational to flex from a disengaged position when not under pressure, to an engaged position in contact with the sealing surface when exposed to pressure inside the case during an arcing event. Sealed enclosure doors and methods of sealing an enclosure during an arcing event are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Xiong Pan
  • Patent number: 9114930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing a compressed natural gas housing apparatus to a vehicle are disclosed. The housing apparatus is configured to be retrofitted to existing cab liners used on refuse vehicles. The complete installation of the housing apparatus and roof liner are disposed below the roofline of the refuse vehicle. The housing apparatus can be configured to contain a variable number of compressed natural gas tanks. The housing apparatus is installed such that the length of the gas pipeline and electrical wiring connected to the apparatus from the vehicle engine and controller is minimized. The location of housing apparatus provides the additional safety of minimizing the exposure of the gas tanks to falling debris or prevent possible contact with the compressed natural gas tanks being damaged as vehicle travels under bridges, other low objects, or contact in the event of a rollover accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150097471
    Abstract: The present invention includes a water resistant outdoor storage cabinet for housing electronics equipment, telecommunications equipment or other water sensitive apparatus sought to be stored outdoors and protected from environmental elements such as extreme heat and cold, wind, snow weight, pest destruction and in particular water ingress. More specifically, the present invention is a double gasket system and complementary perimeter flange for water resistant outdoor storage cabinets that meet the water ingress testing requirements of NEBS GR-47-CORE by incorporating two gaskets around the perimeter of an access port in a storage cabinet and between the door and the storage cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: STEVAN M. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20150042216
    Abstract: In an outdoor unit, an upper corner bend portion is connected to a linear portion of a flange via an inclined portion that is located inside an ideal bending line of the upper corner bend portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Toshiyuki KUBONO
  • Publication number: 20140362502
    Abstract: A protective device for housing utility equipment is tamper-resistant and allows easy access to the equipment for maintenance. A slidable mounting unit is normally stored and operative inside the durable main body in an in-use position, but may be lifted up, with the utility equipment attached, from the main body for access to the equipment. The mounting unit is locked inside the main body by a lock that is difficult to access with any cutting or impact tools, to prevent or limit vandalism and opening of the system. The lock may be located in a space beneath the mounting unit and accessible through multiple small and narrow hand-holes that tend to allow only a person's hands, with a key or key-card, to reach the lock. A pivotal antenna/mast system may be included in a way that allows only an authorized user to lower the antenna/mast for maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark E. RALSTIN
  • Publication number: 20140339968
    Abstract: A casing of an outdoor unit includes support pillars, each of the support pillars having standing wall portions arranged along the up and down direction, and a top plate mounted on upper ends of the support pillars. Substantially horizontal abutment portions extending upward from at least a part of the standing wall portions and being brought into surface contact with a lower surface of the top plate in a state where the top plate is floated up from upper ends of the standing wall portions are provided in the upper end of each of the support pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nakagawa, Mikio Kagawa, Shigeki Kamitani
  • Patent number: 8827778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for at least one air-conditioning device arranged on a cladding element, in particular of a switchgear cabinet. The cover has a cover housing having a front wall and side parts connected thereto. The side parts keep the front wall at a distance from the cladding element. At least one holder for the cover housing is fitted to the cladding element. According to the invention, the holder comprises vertical hook elements into which the cover housing can be suspended by hook receptacles in the direction of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reiner Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20140225483
    Abstract: An outdoor telecommunications equipment enclosure includes a dome, a base for receiving the dome, and a slide lock assembly for coupling the dome to the base. The slide lock assembly includes a housing coupled to one of the dome and the base and defining a channel and a slider positioned within the channel. The slider is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position for engaging the other one of the dome and the base. In one example embodiment, one of the slider and the housing includes multiple protrusions in contact with the other one of the slider and the housing. The protrusions inhibit surface contact between the slider and the housing. In another example embodiment, the slide lock assembly includes a gasket, seal and/or plug to inhibit ingress of debris into the slide lock assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome A. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8763416
    Abstract: An outdoor unit of an air conditioner for facilitating setting of an electrical component box into the outdoor unit. A blower chamber side of a box base plate is similar in shape to a lower partition plate provided with a receiving part formed by bending inward an upper end of the lower partition plate. When joining an electrical component box to the lower partition plate, the box base plate is set onto the receiving part along a flange, whereby positioning the electrical component box, which is fixed to the lower partition plate by fastening with a screw, welding, or other suitable method. The positioning can be achieved only by putting the box on the receiving part along the flange. Facilitated positioning and fixing leads to simplicity and enhanced workability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Hika, Yoshinori Hiramatsu, Mitsuo Ueda, Yasumasa Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8739998
    Abstract: An outdoor telecommunications equipment enclosure includes a dome, a base for receiving the dome, and a slide lock assembly for coupling the dome to the base. The slide lock assembly includes a housing coupled to one of the dome and the base and defining a channel and a slider positioned within the channel. The slider is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position for engaging the other one of the dome and the base. In one example embodiment, one of the slider and the housing includes multiple protrusions in contact with the other one of the slider and the housing. The protrusions inhibit surface contact between the slider and the housing. In another example embodiment, the slide lock assembly includes a gasket, seal and/or plug to inhibit ingress of debris into the slide lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Shen-Meng Chen, Daniel Sedlecky, Jerome A. Maloney
  • Publication number: 20140145566
    Abstract: A modular outdoor kitchen comprises a plurality of weather resistant outdoor kitchen modules. Each module comprises a frame having a plurality of outer faces. The modules are releasably connected together in mating arrangement. A plurality of weather-resistant fascia panels are provided on at least a portion of the pluralities of outer faces of the frames. Each fascia panel includes at least one exterior surface that simulates the appearance of an outdoor building material. The modular outdoor kitchen substantially has the appearance of a built-in outdoor kitchen that is substantially constructed of the outdoor building material when the plurality of outdoor kitchen modules are connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Mediumrare, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Charles Thompson, Bruce Douglas Spangrud
  • Publication number: 20140132127
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus, which solves a manufacturing problem in that a grip is not easily taken out from a mold, and an air-conditioning apparatus including the outdoor unit. [Solution] There is included a grip formed by fitting two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8632139
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes: an accommodation element; a cover element; a connection element for fixing the cover element to the accommodation element; an extending protrusion extending and protruding to an outside from a contact portion between the cover element and the accommodation element; and a control element formed in the accommodation space. The extending protrusion includes a protrusion portion, which protrudes toward a bottom side or a cover element side and is formed to cover the contact portion. A clearance having predetermined dimensions is formed between the protrusion portion and one of an outer wall of the cover element and an outer wall of the accommodation element, which is near the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Oota
  • Patent number: 8485339
    Abstract: When depositing processing is performed, a banknote guide section and a bill press are separated from each other such that a banknote accommodation space formed between the banknote guide section and the bill press is positioned below a banknote depositing and dispensing port, a upper guide section is moved towards a pickup roller side and a input port shutter is opened. After the input port shutter has been closed, the upper guide section is moved towards a bill press side, and by moving the banknote guide section and the bill press towards the pickup roller side, the pickup roller, which is projected out into the accommodation space through a cutout in the banknote guide section, and which makes contact with the banknote, feeds the banknote out towards a conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhide Ugajin
  • Patent number: 8456814
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electrical system is provided. The enclosure includes at least three panels, a support structure, and a top. The support structure supports the at least three panels. The at least three panels are not removable when the top is not opened passed a predetermined. The at least three panels are removable when the top is opened passed the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Gerovac, Marek Matuszewski
  • Publication number: 20130113343
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an outdoor kitchen system that includes universal cabinet structures that are modular. The cabinets provided are configured to accommodate a wide range of kitchen components and are also configured to be arranged to form kitchens having various layouts. The system allows for quick and efficient construction of outdoor kitchen systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: OXBOX UNIVERSAL CABINETS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Singlak, Nick Castillo
  • Publication number: 20120274188
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air conditioner, comprising: a cabinet which forms an exterior cover; a terminal disposed within the cabinet and to which the wiring for electric power supply is connected; a metallic rising section which rises to form the peripheral surface of the cabinet and having a window opened to face the terminal; and a lid which is a resin molding and opens and closes the window. The lid is provided with: an outer peripheral rib which protrudes from the periphery of the rear surface of the lid and makes contact with the rising section; and a ridge section which extends along the inner periphery of the outer peripheral rib and protrudes from the rear surface of the lid to form a groove between the ridge section and the outer peripheral rib and which makes contact with the rising section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Shiborino
  • Publication number: 20120194041
    Abstract: An outdoor unit of air conditioner for ensuring strength against an impact applied to an electrical component box in a front-back, left-right, or top-bottom direction. The electrical component box 60 has an upper partition plate 61, a front plate 63, and a box base plate 62 coupled to one another and supported by an arm 64 and a support post 65. The arm 64 substantially perpendicularly supports the front plate 63 in a front-back direction, and the upper partition plate 61. Thus, the electrical component box 60 is strong enough to withstand an impact in the front-back and the left-right directions. Further, the support post 65 substantially perpendicularly supports the arm 64 and the box base plate 62 in a top-bottom direction allowing the electrical component box 60 to withstand an impact in the top-bottom direction. Also material of the electrical component box 60 can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi HIKA, Yoshinori HIRAMATSU, Mitsuo UEDA, Yasumasa TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20110300272
    Abstract: Microwave-refrigerator units are disclosed. In one aspect, a microwave-refrigerator unit may include a weatherproof exterior. A microwave may be included within the weatherproof exterior. A refrigerator may also be included within the weatherproof exterior. The refrigerator may be coupled with the microwave. Other microwave-refrigerator units are also disclosed, as are methods of using microwave-refrigerator units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Steven John Smario
  • Publication number: 20110084577
    Abstract: A modular integrated outdoor locker with enhanced cap and system of interconnected locker units with common walls includes a floor base, four posts attached to the floor base, two side wall panels connected to the posts by panel assemblies and one back wall connected to the rear posts. A panel assembly includes an upper and lower track and two sets of opposing track connectors to connect the tracks to the posts. The lower track and each of the lower track connectors have at least one weep opening for water drainage. A front top brace connects the left and right front posts. A door is hingedly connected to either the left or right front post and has a lock mechanism for locking the door. A cap having at least three sections, one being tapered downwardly forward and two tapered downwardly outward is located atop the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Todd R. Leatherman
  • Publication number: 20110084576
    Abstract: A modular integrated outdoor locker and system of interconnected locker units with common walls includes a floor base, four posts attached to the floor base, two side wall panels connected to the posts by panel assemblies and one back wall connected to the rear posts. A panel assembly includes an upper and lower track and two sets of opposing track connectors to connect the tracks to the posts. The lower track and each of the lower track connectors have at least one weep opening for water drainage. A front top brace connects the left and right front posts. A door is hingedly connected to either the left or right front post and has a lock mechanism for locking the door. A roof member with a back nape and downward taper from back to front provides side ventilation and is connected atop the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Todd R. Leatherman
  • Patent number: 7908800
    Abstract: A modular columbarium has side panels joined to front uprights by bolts on bent front tabs on the front panels and, respectively, the panels are joined to the rear uprights by L-shaped tabs that can be housed in slot in the rear uprights. The bottoms of the front uprights are extended by height-adjustable legs to adapt to any unevenness of the ground, a lower base panel being fastened between the legs. The front uprights are connected to each other by font crossbars, the crossbars comprising a longitudinal guide, whereon blocking elements are positioned that can move laterally along them. The longitudinal guide has slots for the projecting tabs of the front covers to pass through. The guide has central openings wherethrough the blocking elements can be actuated to block or release the front covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Marcs Urnas Bach, S.L.
    Inventor: Santiago Bach Lahor
  • Publication number: 20110030308
    Abstract: An apparatus for utilizing space under a deck for storage includes (a) a first securing element having a first and second portion, wherein the first portion is formed to engage the deck and extends downward therefrom toward the ground; and (b) a storage element sized to be received beneath the deck, wherein the second portion of the first securing element is secured to the storage element. A method utilizes the claimed apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Keenan
  • Patent number: 7782597
    Abstract: A waterproof panel comprises a front wall, a back wall, a front baffle assembly and a back baffle. A cavity is defined between the front wall and the back wall, the front baffle assembly and the back baffle are received in the cavity. The front wall defines a first hole array and a second hole array, the back wall defines a third hole array in same height with the second hole array. The front baffle assembly fixed on one side of the second hole array near the third hole array comprises a main baffle. The back baffle fixed on one side of the third hole array near the second hole array is on one side of the main baffle near the second hole array. The back wall comprises a plurality of protruding strips, which can rebound water entering through the third hole array back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 7782618
    Abstract: In order to ensure waterproofing between a resin enclosure case and a heat sink, a canopy structure is provided in a portion, in which water is likely to penetrate, so as to prevent the water from entering the portion, thereby directing the water flow to the outside of the enclosure. This makes it easy to install and remove an electronic unit, so that an electronic component integrally formed with the heat sink can be easily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hata, Hiroshi Kuwaki, Yasushi Kimura, Shinya Hamagishi
  • Publication number: 20100148641
    Abstract: The invention described herein is modular system which includes standard components for constructing a code-compliant, customized easily leveled modular kitchen system which can be installed and safely used in non-traditional kitchen settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Ehmke
  • Patent number: 7736103
    Abstract: A lawn mower cover device for storing and securing a lawn mower for storage or transport includes a container receiving the lawn mower to protect the lawn mower. The container has an open rear end to permit the lawn mower to be inserted into the container. A handle is coupled to the container. The handle is graspable to facilitate relocation of the container. A door is hingedly coupled to the handle. The door is selectively pivoted over the open rear end of the container to close the open rear end. A plurality of wheels is rotatably coupled to the container. The wheels roll along a support surface to facilitate relocation of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Carl R. Leon
  • Publication number: 20100123374
    Abstract: A carriage for a roasting stove comprising a cabinet for receiving a refrigerator that can be placed outdoors, a heat insulation board provided on the cabinet and a range provided on the heat insulation board for placing the refrigerator, wherein: the back side of the cabinet is provided with a plurality of heat sinking holes to dissipate heat from a condenser in the refrigerator. When the present invention is used for meat roasting in outskirts, the defect of being able of only and simply using carbon fire in meat roasting and being unable to place an outdoor refrigerator and a large roasting stove can be eliminated to render convenient of use by people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Kao Hsung Tsung
  • Publication number: 20100079041
    Abstract: An outdoor telecommunications equipment enclosure includes a dome, a base for receiving the dome, and a slide lock assembly for coupling the dome to the base. The slide lock assembly includes a housing coupled to one of the dome and the base and defining a channel and a slider positioned within the channel. The slider is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position for engaging the other one of the dome and the base. In one example embodiment, one of the slider and the housing includes multiple protrusions in contact with the other one of the slider and the housing. The protrusions inhibit surface contact between the slider and the housing. In another example embodiment, the slide lock assembly includes a gasket, seal and/or plug to inhibit ingress of debris into the slide lock assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Shen-Meng Chen, Daniel Sedlecky, Jerome A. Maloney
  • Publication number: 20090108717
    Abstract: An outdoor unit of an air conditioner is provided. The outdoor unit includes a base assembly defining a lower exterior of the outdoor unit and supporting a plurality of parts, left and right panels that are provided on the base assembly to define left and right exteriors of the outdoor unit, a pair of top panels that are provided between upper ends of the left and right panels to define a top exterior of the outdoor unit, a blower assembly including a blower fan generating air current and a motor providing a torque to the blower fan, a frame assembly supporting the blower assembly and including a pair of transverse supports interconnecting the left and right panels and a motor mount disposed between the pair of transverse supports to support the motor, and a shroud enclosing the blower fan and the motor and guiding airflow generated by the blower fan. The motor mount is received to an inside of the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Seok Hoon Jang, Byoung Sup Kim, Joon Hyuk Kwon, Woong Seok Noh, Eun Seong Pack
  • Publication number: 20090009039
    Abstract: An outdoor storage device for storing items, particularly items for use at a beach, lake, river or any other outdoor recreational activity. The storage device is comprised of a four-sided bin with a perforated bottom and hinged lid. The bottom of the bin contains one or more recessed anchor mounting holes for anchoring the bin to the ground such that the connection of the box and anchor bolt (or anchor stake or rod) is accessible only from the inside of the bin. A locking mechanism is attached to the box and includes a lock bolted to either the lid or front sidewall of the bin. The outdoor storage device may be rented as a storage means for condo owners, resort or theme park patrons, beach or lake visitors, etc. Alternatively, the outdoor storage device may be portable and temporarily anchored in the sand or other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Beach Box LLC
    Inventor: Vernon Lee Mayes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20080141710
    Abstract: An air conditioner outdoor unit including a box-shaped casing for accommodating at least a heat exchanger, an air blower, and a compressor. The casing has a front wall with an opening. A reinforcement rib is arranged near the opening of the front wall to increase compressive strength in the vicinity of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Jihong Liu, Mikayo Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 6969130
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the enclosure includes a housing and at least one door pivotally connected to the housing, wherein the door is pivotally moveable between a closed position and an open position about a first pivot axis. The enclosure also includes at least one shield connected to the housing, wherein the shield is pivotally moveable between a closed position and an open position about a second pivot axis, and wherein the shield is adapted to protect the enclosure from adverse environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Newton, Jr., Frederick James Diggle, Paul Brent Rivers
  • Patent number: 6945868
    Abstract: A camouflaged outdoor fan system includes a housing, a fan inserted into the housing, and a camouflaged lid removably connected to the housing. The housing is buried in the ground, or in alternative embodiment, mounted to the underside of a deck, the fan is inserted into the housing, and the camouflaged lid is placed over the fan to hide the fan and housing from view. The fan is operable to generate and propel an air stream out of the housing that can be used for cooling purposes. The system also may include optional features, such as a water-misting device, a heater, motion detectors, an evaporative cooling assembly, a temperature switch, a humidity switch, a rain gauge switch, a wind sensor switch, a dc power source, solar cells, or a remote control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: James Cameron Gautney
  • Patent number: 6921141
    Abstract: A water resistant enclosure is provided for devices such as radios which are installed in, for example, marine vehicles where there is constant exposure to moisture, spray, and the like. An enclosure mounts to the vehicle and supports the device. A bezel frame seals the enclosure to a surface of the vehicle and a rotatable window protects the device faceplate and operating controls. The window is manually rotated and latched into a closed configuration. Seals on the bezel frame bear against a front surface of the window and seals on the rear surface of the window bear against an interior surface of the bezel frame. When manually unlatched, the window rotates to its open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: CRP Enterprises
    Inventor: Carmen R. Porco
  • Patent number: 6899406
    Abstract: A housing for a telecommunications system is described. The housing contains a housing base for accommodating modules and module frames, and a covering shroud connected releasably to the housing base and, with the housing base, encloses the modules and the module frames. The covering shroud has a casing plate forming at least part of the covering shroud, and plastic moldings connected, in part, to the casing plate and/or the housing base. Some of the plastic moldings can be lined up in a row one beside another to form a wall surface of the covering shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: DeTeWe AG & Co.
    Inventors: Harro Krispin, Manfred Klingbeil, Katharina Krämer, Peter Pütz, Jürgen Schulz
  • Patent number: 6860573
    Abstract: A light weight, weather resistant document case which may be economically formed as a single piece by either vacuum forming or injection molding and shipped, in mass, in a nested configuration for final, simple assembly by the consumer. Due to the economies of production and shipping, the inventive document case, while relatively durable, may be considered disposable and recyclable. The document case has a top cover and a bottom housing which matingly engages with one another by protruding notches and a corresponding recess. The protruding notches are arranged and configured such that draining recesses are formed when the document case is in a closed state. Specialized graphic and/or textual displays may be molded, printed, or adhered to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventors: Gary D. Dunn, Carole Anne Dunn
  • Patent number: 6843543
    Abstract: A weatherproof enclosure is disclosed with a modular structure suitable for outdoor use for protecting equipments such as electrical, electronic equipments and instruments. The enclosure has a side wall panel assembly constructed from plurality of side wall straight panel members and side wall corner panel members. The side wall panel assembly is provided with a side wall frame assembly and a door assembly having matching door frame assembly corresponding to the side wall frame assembly. The door assemblies may be provided on both sides of the side wall panel assembly. A double door assembly also can be provided on front or back of the side wall panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Roahan Ramesh
  • Patent number: 6796621
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air conditioner having a reinforcing structure is disclosed. The outdoor unit comprises a base plate arranged at a bottom portion of a body of the outdoor unit; an upper plate arranged at an upper portion of a body of the outdoor unit; a plurality of support members connected between the base plate and the upper plate and arranged towards a circumference of the body with predetermined intervals; and a reinforcing member arranged between the support members for supporting the body of the outdoor unit, wherein the reinforcing member includes an upper reinforcing rod connected to both sides of the upper plate and prolonged to a lower direction; a lower reinforcing rod connected to both sides of the base plate and prolonged to an upper direction; and a connection reinforcing rod connected between the upper and lower reinforcing rods, thereby simplifying a construction of the reinforcing member which increases an intensity of the body of the outdoor unit and reduces a vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Min Choi, Il-Kwon Oh
  • Publication number: 20030234599
    Abstract: A light weight, weather resistant document case which may be economically formed as a single piece by either vacuum forming or injection molding and shipped, in mass, in a nested configuration. Due to the economies of production and shipping, the inventive document case, while relatively durable, may be considered disposable and recyclable. The document case has a front cover containing a storage compartment for holding items such as rolled documents, and a back housing which matingly engage with one another by protruding notches and a corresponding recess. The protruding notches are arranged and configured such that drainage recesses are formed when the document case is in a closed state. Specialized graphic and/or textual displays may be molded, printed, or adhered to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Gary D. Dunn, Carole Anne Dunn
  • Publication number: 20030227236
    Abstract: A modular safety station that comprises a cabinet having a front and having generally enclosed top, bottom, rear and side surfaces and a generally open interior capable of receiving and storing a plurality of safety, emergency and medical devices and equipment. The safety station includes at least one display panel secured to the cabinet. The display panel is moveable from a first position where it is held adjacent to at least one of the top, bottom, rear, side or front surfaces of the cabinet, to a second position where it is extended from the cabinet. The display panel has a front surface that accommodates the posting and exhibition of written materials, printed items and other safety, emergency or regulated devices, equipment and materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: David W. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20030222542
    Abstract: A light weight, weather resistant document case which may be economically formed as a single piece by either vacuum forming or injection molding and shipped, in mass, in a nested configuration for final, simple assembly by the consumer. Due to the economies of production and shipping, the inventive document case, while relatively durable, may be considered disposable and recyclable. The document case has a top cover and a bottom housing which matingly engages with one another by protruding notches and a corresponding recess. The protruding notches are arranged and configured such that draining recesses are formed when the document case is in a closed state. Specialized graphic and/or textual displays may be molded, printed, or adhered to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Gary D. Dunn, Carole Anne Dunn