Sectional-unit Type Patents (Class 312/107)
  • Patent number: 11421367
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a washing machine, a drying machine disposed on the washing machine, and a control panel. The control panel including a first user interface configured to control the washing machine, a second user interface configured to control the drying machine, a first start/pause button configured to receive an input for starting or pausing an operating of the washing machine, a second user interface configured to receive an input for controlling the drying machine, and a display configured to display operation information of the washing machine and operation information of the drying machine. The apparatus configured to control an operation of the drying machine in response to an input received through the second start/pause button while operation information of the washing machine is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11224288
    Abstract: A modular closet system provides reconfigurable closet capacity and an appearance of a customized closet in any of the configurations. The system includes at least two sideframes cooperating to define a space therebetween creating a closet module when assembled. A series of through holes on an inside surface of the sideframes are used to attach a variety of storage devices from the system's sides, which may be re-positioned by user design. When assembled, any of the fasteners used to attach the storage devices are hidden from a front view perspective of the system. Once assembled, the perimeter of the storage devices cooperates with the frames to block the view of the fasteners. Some embodiments may extend closet capacity by including a hanging rod system that connects two frame modules together via the through hole system on respective closet modules, which when assembled also blocks the view of any fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TRINITY INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jerry Chiao, Cze-Chao Tam, Wai Kit Chan, Yinan Yang
  • Patent number: 11219310
    Abstract: An appliance pedestal system having: a cabinet defining an enclosure having a front face and an opening through the front face; a drawer comprising an open-topped container movably mounted to the cabinet and configured to slide between a closed position in which a drawer front at a front end of the drawer is adjacent the front face of the cabinet and an open position in which the drawer front is spaced from the front the face of the cabinet; and a trim piece configured to be selectively connected to a bottom of the drawer at a location below the drawer front, or to the front face of the cabinet at a location below the drawer front when the drawer is in the closed position. The drawer may comprise other types of closure, such as a door. A method for installing the pedestal system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Giancarlo Bockos
  • Patent number: 11206922
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatus related to a storage system. The storage system may include one or more cabinets having shelves including a foldable panel. The storage system may include one or more cabinets having shelves including a fixed portion and a sliding portion configured to slide relative to the fixed portion. A modular storage system may be provided including a plurality of cabinet units that may fixedly attach to each other. A locking mechanism including a locking foot and locking element may be provided for connecting multiple cabinets in a modular cabinet assembly. Some embodiments may include a drawer and secondary work surface assembly for a shelf capable of use in a cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Great Star Industrial USA, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Hermann, Jay Fording, Bob Hardison, Mike Webb
  • Patent number: 11136759
    Abstract: An example of support member is provided. The support member includes a plurality of elongated members connected to form a first elongated rigid structure. In addition, the support member includes a first elongated member of the plurality of elongated members disposed proximate to a first edge of the first elongated rigid structure with a first member top surface. The support member further includes a first stacking guide disposed on the first elongated member wherein a first attachment top surface is to slope toward the first member top surface. Also, the support member includes a second elongated member of the plurality of elongated members disposed proximate to a second edge of the first elongated rigid structure with a second member top surface. The second edge is opposite the first edge. The support member also includes a second stacking guide disposed on the second elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: STAGE LIGHTING PATENTS, LLC
    Inventor: John William Phillips
  • Patent number: 11039686
    Abstract: Provided is a prefabricated shelf assembly. The prefabricated shelf assembly enables a shelf to be conveniently and rapidly assembled, enables the assembled shelf to be firmly maintained, and allows an outer wall and a door to be assembled as a user desires, thus realizing a high-quality product, and allows the length of the shelf to be adjusted via an assembly kit or allows a plurality of shelves to be optionally arranged and then be assembled depending on an installation environment, and adopts a coupling method using a fitting protrusion and a fitting hole, so that the shelf may be re-assembled by separating only a support plate even when the assembly has been completed, and thereby the height of a storage part can be easily changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SPEEDRACK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyo-ky Min
  • Patent number: 11014709
    Abstract: Provided is a storage receptacle stacking system comprising a set of receptacles. Each receptacle is an open rectangular prism defined by, a back panel, which has a top edge, a bottom edge, a right edge, and a left edge, and a first back panel surface, and a set of side panels. The set of side panels has top, bottom, left, and right panels. Each receptacle is removably engaged to at least one other receptacle by a first set of fasteners. For each receptacle, at least one of the panels in the set of side panels is adjacent to and parallel with at least one of the panels in the set of side panels of another receptacle, and any one of the panels in the set of side panels may be engaged in the alternative with any one of the panels in the set of side panels of any other receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Regency Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Koelling
  • Patent number: 10939755
    Abstract: A modular closet system provides reconfigurable closet capacity and an appearance of a customized closet in any of the configurations. The system includes at least two sideframes cooperating to define a space therebetween creating a closet module when assembled. A series of through holes on an inside surface of the sideframes are used to attach a variety of storage devices from the system's sides, which may be re-positioned by user design. When assembled, any of the fasteners used to attach the storage devices are hidden from a front view perspective of the system. Once assembled, the perimeter of the storage devices cooperates with the frames to block the view of the fasteners. Some embodiments may extend closet capacity by including a hanging rod system that connects two frame modules together via the through hole system on respective closet modules, which when assembled also blocks the view of any fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TRINITY INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jerry Chiao, Cze-Chao Tam, Wai Kit Chan, Yinan Yang
  • Patent number: 10927560
    Abstract: A modular crypt structure comprising a frame, a module insert defining a chamber and a closure panel and methods of constructing the same are disclosed. The chamber functions as a crypt module and is adapted to receive bodily remains or portions thereof. The chamber is closed by attaching a closure panel, such as a stone crypt front to the frame, thereby encapsulating bodily remains. The modular crypt structure may comprise a plurality of chambers, thereby providing a plurality of crypt modules, and the frame may comprise a plurality of horizontal bars and a plurality of vertical bars. A method of constructing a modular crypt structure comprises erecting a frame, providing at least one module insert, configuring the insert to define a chamber adapted to receive bodily remains, and closing the crypt module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Matthews International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Bridgeman, Charles T. Young
  • Patent number: 10905235
    Abstract: A modular closet system provides reconfigurable closet capacity and an appearance of a customized closet in any of the configurations. The system includes at least two sideframes cooperating to define a space therebetween creating a closet module when assembled. A series of through holes on an inside surface of the sideframes are used to attach a variety of storage devices from the system's sides, which may be re-positioned by user design. When assembled, any of the fasteners used to attach the storage devices are hidden from a front view perspective of the system. Once assembled, the perimeter of the storage devices cooperates with the frames to block the view of the fasteners. Some embodiments may extend closet capacity by including a hanging rod system that connects two frame modules together via the through hole system on respective closet modules, which when assembled also blocks the view of any fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRINITY INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jerry Chiao, Cze-Chao Tam, Wai Kit Chan, Yinan Yang
  • Patent number: 10888501
    Abstract: An arc-shaped divided body includes a plurality of medicine containing units each containing a medicine. The arc-shaped divided body has an inner circumferential surface. The inner circumferential surface has a partially cylindrical surface shape. An axial passage extending in an axial direction is formed inward in a radial direction of the partially cylindrical surface of the inner circumferential surface with respect to the arc-shaped divided body. The arc-shaped divided body is pivotable about a rotation axis. The rotation axis is located to be spaced apart from a center line of the partially cylindrical surfaces of the inner circumferential surfaces, and extends in parallel with the center line. In the state where the arc-shaped divided body is pivoted about the rotation axis in a direction away from the center line, the axial passage is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TAKAZONO TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Takayuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10842264
    Abstract: A modular desk organizer which includes a flexible base including which includes a plurality of engagement segment, each including a first engagement mechanism, and a plurality of connecting segments. Each pair of adjacent ones of the plurality of engagement segments is separated by one of the plurality of connecting segments, and the connecting segments have a smaller material thickness than the engagement segments. The modular desk organizer further includes at least one compartment holder reversibly engaged with at least one of the plurality of engagement segments. The at least one compartment holder including a recess for receiving a storage compartment and a second, corresponding engagement mechanism in engagement with the first engagement mechanism of the at least one of the plurality of engagement segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Vitalii Savryha, Volodimir I. Vavrenyuk
  • Patent number: 10722029
    Abstract: A full access frame can be designed with a thin frame with stiles that are about half the width of conventional stiles, such that inner sides of the stiles and rails include hidden/blind connection points to facilitate hidden or blind mounting of the full access frame to cabinet sides with mounted dowel connectors that attach to the hidden/blind connection points. A framed full access cabinet includes a full access frame mounted on front of a cabinet box, such that drawer rails and door hinges can be mounted on inner cabinet sides of the cabinet box. The dowel connectors and the hidden/blind connection points can be respectively slide-in dowels and slide-in inserts or alternatively snap-in dowels and snap-in inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DAVID O. BOONE REVOCABLE TRUST
    Inventor: David Oliver Boone
  • Patent number: 10712080
    Abstract: A method of making a vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet structure includes thermoforming a first polymer sheet to form a wrapper having a base wall and four sidewalls. The method also includes thermoforming a second polymer sheet to form a liner having a base wall and four sidewalls. Elongated corner stiffeners are adhesively secured to inside corners of the wrapper. A resilient ring is adhesively secured to the wrapper and liner. The resilient ring includes pins that are received in openings of the elongated corner stiffeners. Porous material is disposed in a vacuum cavity between the wrapper and the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lorraine J. Westlake, Eric J. Dherde
  • Patent number: 10501263
    Abstract: A shipping container includes a body defining an interior. The shipping container further includes a dunnage assembly, the dunnage assembly including a tray and a hinge, the hinge subdividing the tray into a first tray portion and a second tray portion. The dunnage assembly is movable along a transverse axis between a first position wherein the second tray portion is at least partially disposed within the interior and a second position wherein the second tray portion is entirely exterior to the body. The second tray portion is rotatable relative to the first tray portion about the hinge when the dunnage assembly is moved between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Brett Kraeling
  • Patent number: 10499734
    Abstract: A hanging storage unit is provided. The hanging storage unit includes a lower frame structure including at least one roller assembly, an upper frame structure including at least one guide assembly, a plurality of posts coupled at a lower end to the lower frame structure and coupled at an upper end the upper frame structure, a guidance tube, moveably engaged with one of the at least one guide assembly, and a panel, an upper end of the panel attached to the guidance tube and a lower end of the panel moveably engaged with one of the at least one roller assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Nelson B. Young
  • Patent number: 10458697
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided including a main body having a storage chamber, a door coupled with the front surface of the main body, to open or close the storage chamber, and a case having a rear surface facing the rear surface of the door the front part of the case having an opening. A door guide is in the case. A sliding apparatus enables the door guide to slide to be inserted into or pulled out of the case through the opening and includes a guide rail at a bottom of the door guide, an inclined guide portion in the case to guide the guide rail, a fixing rib at the rear end of the guide portion including a streamlined shape at the front end of the fixing rib and a supporting rib in the door guide supported by the fixing rib to prevent the door guide from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Youl Lee, Bok Hyun Jang, Hyun Joo Kim, Eun Hea Joo, In-Sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10386110
    Abstract: A chest freezer includes a chest body which includes a cooling chamber which is accessible from above, a covering hood which covers a top of the chest body, and two access sides arranged opposite to each other from which an access to the cooling chamber exists when the covering hood is in an open position. The covering hood includes a triple sliding lid arrangement which includes two three-track rail profiles arranged parallel to each other and transversely to the two access sides, each of the two three-track rail profiles include a lower, a middle and an upper track, two side sliding lids which, in a closed position, are arranged at the two access sides, and a central sliding lid which, in a central position, is arranged approximately centrally between the two side sliding lids. The central sliding lid is guided in the lower track of the two three-track rail profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: REMIS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ENTWICKLUNG UND VERTRIEB VON TECHNISCHEN ELEMENTEN MBH
    Inventors: Ralf Toschek, Carsten Weller
  • Patent number: 10260794
    Abstract: An exemplary support structure for a refrigerator (12) includes a pedestal (10). The pedestal is comprised of a housing (18) comprised of a plurality of panels (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) which are held together in fixed relation through interengaging projections and recesses. A drawer (32) is comprised of a plurality of drawer panels (34, 36, 38, 40, 44) which are held together through interengaging projections and recesses. The panels which make up the pedestal are configured along with other components to be packed and shipped in a single box (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DANDBY PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Bryan Stuart Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10143307
    Abstract: A furniture system with reclining assembly is comprised of: (a) a modular furniture assembly and a reclining assembly. The recliner base of the recliner assembly remains within substantially the same footprint specifications as the modular furniture assembly in the non-reclined position. A passageway in the reclining assembly allows coupling to a slit in the modular furniture assembly. A recliner base mounted on a support surface comprises a housing and a footrest assembly that moves with respect to the housing. The footrest assembly selectively extends outwardly in a manner that the reclining mechanism is generally not visible from the sides or from the front of the footrest assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE LOVESAC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shawn Nelson, David Underwood, Brian Kuchler
  • Patent number: 10130172
    Abstract: An assembly includes a cabinet including an opening in a front face thereof and an apron-front sink coupled to the cabinet that includes a basin having a width that is less than a width of the opening, and an apron extending laterally between a first end and an opposite second end. The apron is positioned forward of the front face of the cabinet and the first and second ends of the apron extend beyond the opening to conceal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10130173
    Abstract: A method of installing an apron-front sink to a cabinet includes inserting a portion of an apron-front sink through an opening in a front panel of a cabinet. The apron-front sink has an apron that is wider than the opening and conceals edges of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10125481
    Abstract: A kitchen sink and cabinet assembly includes an apron-front sink including at least one basin and an apron positioned forward of the at least one basin and a standard cabinet base that includes a front wall. A first side wall and a second side wall are coupled to the front wall, and the first and second side walls each have a height of approximately 34.5 inches and are separated from each other by a distance selected from the group consisting of approximately 30, 33, and 36 inches. The cabinet includes a drawer opening located in the front wall above a door. The apron extends in front of the front wall of the cabinet and is wider than the drawer opening such that the drawer opening is concealed by the apron when the apron is installed on the standard cabinet base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10123621
    Abstract: A furniture system with a reclining assembly including a modular furniture assembly and a reclining assembly. A passageway in the reclining assembly allows coupling to a slit in the modular furniture assembly with a coupler. The reclining assembly includes a housing and a footrest assembly that moves with respect to the housing. An additional base can be coupled to the front end of the footrest assembly, with one or more (e.g., two) sled rails mounted on an underside of the additional base, such that the additional base slides on the sled rails as the footrest assembly moves from the compressed non-reclined position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE LOVESAC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shawn Nelson, David Underwood, Brian Kuchler
  • Patent number: 10098455
    Abstract: A method of installing an under-mount apron-front sink to a cabinet includes placing an under-mount apron-front sink onto a portion of the cabinet, wherein the under-mount apron-front sink extends through an opening disposed in a front wall of the cabinet and sliding the under-mount apron-front sink in a rearward direction through the opening until a front apron of the sink engages the front wall of the cabinet, wherein the front apron comprises a left end and a right end. A lateral distance between the left end and the right end of the front apron is greater than a lateral width of the opening of the cabinet such that the front apron at least partially overlaps the opening such that the opening is not visible with the sink installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10092097
    Abstract: An assembly includes a cabinet including a front face and an opening in the front face that is defined at least in part by two vertical cut lines and a horizontal cut line that extends between the two vertical cut lines. The assembly also includes a sink coupled to the cabinet, the sink including a basin and an apron coupled to the basin and located forward of the basin to provide a front surface of the sink. The apron has a lateral width that is wider than the opening such that ends of the apron overlap the two vertical cut lines to conceal the vertical cut lines on the front face of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10085556
    Abstract: A drawer cabinet has an adjustable drawer assembly mode. The drawer cabinet includes a cabinet body (10) and at least one drawer unit (20). The cabinet body (10) includes a rectangular receiving space (11) and at least one opening (12) in communication with the receiving space (11). Each of four corners of the receiving space (11) is combined with a slide rail (30). Each of the slide rails (30) includes a sliding channel (32) that faces the receiving space (11) and section shapes of which are symmetrical relative to an angular bisector. The drawer unit (20) is slidably combined with the receiving space (11), and an upper edge or a lower edge of two sides of the drawer unit (20) is at least provided with a pair of connection units (40). Each of the connection units (40) is slidably combined with the corresponding slide rail (30) and is provided with a sliding rod (41) that matches the sliding channel (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Li-Chen Chien, Hsiu-Yi Chien
  • Patent number: 10039380
    Abstract: A modular locker system can include a locker base, a locker tower, and a modular locker. The modular locker system allows different sized modular lockers to be interchanged to achieve a number of modular locker configurations. The contents of the modular lockers can be accessed by inputting a code to unlock a door included in the modular locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Vending Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pitts, Nathan Guffey, William Ott, Dustin Norvell, Woody Akalu, Jon Crowe, David R Sutton, Tyler G Sutton
  • Patent number: 10016056
    Abstract: A customizable organizational and internal communications system comprises several interconnected modules, wherein the modules therein can be firmly interlocked and easily interchanged. The organizational system comprises multiple rectangular modules having longitudinal channels at all corners, each module being formed by four rectangular panels having alternating rectangular crenellations and rectangular recesses which are inversely configured on two opposite edges; multiple interlocking pins having a shape which is fitted into hollow space defined by the corner channels of adjacent modules so as to keep them from moving apart; and an optional rectangular box frame surrounding the assembly of multiple rectangular modules. Accessory panels having various functions, such as calendar, key holder, can be inserted in each module to provide for desired functionality customized by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jordan Michael Sklansky
  • Patent number: 10010170
    Abstract: The invention provides a modular storage system (1), comprising a plurality of box-shaped structural units(2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14), one or more of which are storage units used for storage, and each structural unit having front and back faces and left, right, top and bottom sides, wherein: the box-shaped structural units (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14) are laterally attachable to each other side-by-side through attachment points (30,31,32,33,74,79,97,99) on the left and right sides, thereby to construct a joined structure of at least two of the structural units; and one or more of the box-shaped structural units are reversible structural units, in which the corresponding attachment points are positioned and shaped so that the reversible structural unit is attachable in the lateral side-by-side attachment so that the corresponding front faces of adjacent joined structural units are oriented either in one direction or in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Planex Design Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Leo Ryner, Jean-Pierre Jardel
  • Patent number: 10012430
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing a home appliance device with improved characteristics regarding user convenience, a home appliance device, in particular a home chiller appliance device, is proposed with at least one bridging unit which is configured for bridging at least one gap between at least one appliance body and at least one part of a piece of furniture, the bridging unit comprising at least one first bridging element and at least one second bridging element that at least partly engages into the first bridging element in at least one assembled state. The second bridging element includes at least one flexible connecting link that is guided in at least one at least sectionally curved guiding slot of the first bridging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Yigit Akalan, Muharrem Uemit Caglin, Ercan Engin
  • Patent number: 10000161
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a box, a plate and a compartment. The box is attached to a cab at a headboard and includes two sidewalls extending perpendicularly from the headboard and a bed. The plate is secured to either of the sidewalls and defines a groove keyed to receive a cleat configured to lock within the groove. The compartment is locked to the sidewall via the cleat and has an insert configured to slide out of the compartment, parallel to the sidewall on a track and roller. The insert includes a lock to maintain a position of the insert within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua R. Hemphill, Dragan B. Stojkovic
  • Patent number: 9945147
    Abstract: A modular crypt structure comprising a frame, a module insert defining a chamber and a closure panel and methods of constructing the same are disclosed. The chamber functions as a crypt module and is adapted to receive bodily remains or portions thereof. The chamber is closed by attaching a closure panel, such as a stone crypt front to the frame, thereby encapsulating bodily remains The modular crypt structure may comprise a plurality of chambers, thereby providing a plurality of crypt modules, and the frame may comprise a plurality of horizontal bars and a plurality of vertical bars. A method of constructing a modular crypt structure comprises erecting a frame, providing at least one module insert, configuring the insert to define a chamber adapted to receive bodily remains, and closing the crypt module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Matthews International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Bridgeman, Charles T. Young
  • Patent number: 9902111
    Abstract: An overlay applicator can include an overlay with a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side can include an adhesive agent configured to adhere to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator can include an adhesive release liner. The adhesive release liner can include a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive release liner can be removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay. The adhesive release liner can be configured to protect the adhesive agent at the bottom side of the overlay from contaminants. The overlay applicator can include a protective film removably attached to the top side of the overlay. The overlay applicator can include an alignment tab. The alignment tab can include an alignment mechanism. The overlay applicator further can include a pull tab. The pull can include a wiper. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Wadsworth, Eric Beaupre
  • Patent number: 9841221
    Abstract: An assembly includes an enclosure including an opening providing an access to an interior of the enclosure, a door configured to open or close the opening in the enclosure. The assembly also includes a drawer side assembly supported by the enclosure and coupled to the door to move the door at least in part between an open position and a closed position. The assembly further includes a joining member configured to adjustably couple the door to the drawer side assembly. The joining member includes one or more oversized apertures relative to corresponding fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen Dubina, Andrew D. Brown
  • Patent number: 9839289
    Abstract: A compartment divider assembly. The compartment divider assembly may comprise: a first divider having at least one dovetail groove and a divider support groove assembly, comprising: a first groove portion having a first dovetail portion and a second groove portion, having a second dovetail portion. The first dovetail portion may have a planar face sloping outwardly at a dovetail angle. The second dovetail portion may also have a planar face sloping outwardly at a dovetail angle. The first dovetail portion and said second dovetail portion together may form a male dovetail when combined, and the male dovetail may engage and secure onto the dovetail groove of the first divider. The compartment divider assembly may further comprise a corner coupler, comprising: two male dovetails, both of which may be adapted to slideably engage with a dovetail groove. The compartment divider assembly may also comprise an accessory holder for receiving an accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SIZABLE ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel Warren Stefan, Timothy Daniel Stefan
  • Patent number: 9781854
    Abstract: A second modular mount rack frame for storing devices is described herein. One mount rack frame can comprise two modular rigid support structures in which bolts reversibly insert to laterally increase or decrease the horizontal dimension available for a computer related device. Rigid modular support structures stack, align vertically, and mechanically attach to each other to increase storage in a vertical dimension. A second modular mount rack frame can also exhibit wheels or coasters so the entire frame can smoothly and easily move across a flat supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Gorgius L. Yousif
  • Patent number: 9713571
    Abstract: A spa cabinet construction system where horizontal panels on the sides are mounted with a horizontal clip strip that mates with horizontal snaps attached to vertical members, and where corner profiles are mounted with a vertical clip strips that mate with vertical snaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Mark McLane, Eric Hales
  • Patent number: 9681588
    Abstract: A data center can include at least one computing room, and at least one rack system disposed in the computing room. The rack system includes a rack housing and a plurality of computing devices mounted to the rack housing. The data center can further include a cooling system that includes at least one surface that is wetted with a liquid, and delivers source air across the at least one surface such that heat is transferred from the source air to the liquid so as to produce cold air. The cold air then flows into a cold air aisle and is received in the computing devices so as to cool the computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Eichelberg, Brock Robert Gardner, Alan Donald Gillooly
  • Patent number: 9615481
    Abstract: A modular mount rack frame for storing mounted devices is described herein. A first embodiment of a mount rack frame includes a modular rigid support structure with linearly aligned apertures into which screws can reversibly insert to support a mounted device. In a second embodiment, first and second support structures are stacked and aligned vertically, and they mechanically attach to each other. In this second embodiment, either the first support structure or the second support structure can support the other while contacting a flat horizontal surface. Both first and second embodiments can attach to a rack base for mobility across the flat horizontal surface. Each rigid support structure is also laterally adjustable in horizontal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Gorgius L. Yousif
  • Patent number: 9603448
    Abstract: A modular shelving system includes at least two elongate U-shaped members, wherein each of the elongate U-shaped members includes: an elongate body member; and first and second parallel elongate leg members extending transversely in the same direction away from opposing ends of the elongate body member with space between the first and second parallel leg members, wherein the length A of the elongate U-shaped member is equal to twice the height B of the first side of the elongate U-shaped member, plus twice the height C of the second side of the elongate U-shaped member, such that A=2B+2C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAC ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Nelson, David Underwood, Spencer Pearson, Justin Kruse
  • Patent number: 9481400
    Abstract: The floor of a vehicle has two planar extruded profiles, located one on top of the other and having opposing T-shaped ribs rotated through 90 degrees with respect to one another. T-shaped recesses are introduced into ribs of one profile, and crosspieces on T-shaped ribs of the opposite extruded profile engaging in an interlocking manner. The extruded profiles are pushed into one another for connection, and a foam is introduced beforehand into the cavities between the ribs. The foam is foamed up so that the two extruded profiles are connected in an adhesively bonded manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias Herntier
  • Patent number: 9458643
    Abstract: A modular crypt structure comprising a frame, a module insert defining a chamber and a closure panel and methods of constructing the same are disclosed. The chamber functions as a crypt module and receives bodily remains or portions thereof. The chamber is closed by attaching a closure panel, such as a stone crypt front to the frame. The modular crypt frame may comprise a plurality of horizontal bars and a plurality of vertical bars. A method of constructing a modular crypt structure comprises erecting a frame, providing at least one module insert, configuring the insert to define a chamber adapted to receive bodily remains, and closing the crypt module. A modular crypt system including a niche side wall is also disclosed having a niche side wall frame, a niche insert defining a plurality of niches positioned within the frame, and a closure panel positioned on the niche side wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Matthews Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. Young, Kenneth B. Bridgeman
  • Patent number: 9415504
    Abstract: A tool box unit contains: a body, at least one upper cover, at least one drawer, and a controlling mechanism. The body includes at least one first accommodating space defined therein; the at least one upper cover is rotatably fixed on an upper side of the body; the at least one drawer is slidably fixed in the at least one first accommodating space of the body and has at least one receiving portion for accommodating tools. The controlling mechanism includes at least one trench formed on two first side plates of the body, and each trench has a control member fixed therein and at least one hooking element rotatably connected with each side plate, the control member has at least one oblique push face for pushing the at least one hooking element to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9365321
    Abstract: A versatile storage bin structure includes a storage bin body. A receiving space, an upper opening coverable with an upper lid, and a lateral opening coverable with a right lateral lid are disposed at the storage bin body. A long groove is disposed beneath the lateral opening and communicates with a bottom space of the storage bin body. The bottom space has therein two rail grooves. Two tenons are disposed at two ends of the bottom edge of the right lateral lid, respectively, and inserted into the space defined by the rail grooves and the long groove. The right lateral lid can be pushed into the long groove for concealment. The first and second fasteners are disposed at the right lateral lid and the left lateral face, respectively, to fasten the upper lid. A frame-like rib is disposed on the upper lid to stack and elevate the storage bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Shuter Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yira Wu
  • Patent number: 9267624
    Abstract: A bracket stores and separates conduits. The bracket includes two interchangeable halves having an engagement extrusion extending from an inner face. Each half has a corresponding receptive slot disposed in the inner face. The bracket half includes at least one conduit receptive channel defined in the inner face. The halves align and engage when each half's extrusion is inserted into the other half's slot. The channels align to secure a conduit therein. The engagement portions define a dovetail and socket engagement. At least two stages of securement may be provided. Securement may comprise snap fit, sliding or other methods. A first, temporary stage of engagement initially joins the halves, adjustably and releasably retaining the halves and the conduits together. The second and subsequent stages of engagement are tighter engagements between the tail and socket, achieved by applying more pressing force to the halves or inserting a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Layne Railsback, Walker Bolger, Donald R. Gilbreath, Jeffrey David Payne
  • Patent number: 9255936
    Abstract: A storage cassette including a plurality of generally vertical compartments for storing sample tube racks and/or SBS formatted plates is constructed to be flexible along its substantially vertical axis thereby facilitating reliable robotic placement and retrieval of the cassette from nesting tubes located within a horizontal freezer compartment. Insulated walls and solid shelves minimize heat transfer from storage racks or plates placed in the storage cassette when the cassette is removed from an ultra-low temperature or cryogenic freezer. The outer walls of the cassette includes mechanical indexing locations to ensure appropriate positioning when robotically removing storage racks or plates from the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hunt, Julian Warhurst, Bruce Zandi, Robert Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9249598
    Abstract: A modular crypt structure comprising a frame, a module insert defining a chamber and a closure panel and methods of constructing the same are disclosed. The chamber functions as a crypt module and is adapted to receive bodily remains or portions thereof. The chamber is closed by attaching a closure panel, such as a stone crypt front to the frame, thereby encapsulating bodily remains. The modular crypt structure may comprise a plurality of chambers, thereby providing a plurality of crypt modules, and the frame may comprise a plurality of horizontal bars and a plurality of vertical bars. A method of constructing a modular crypt structure comprises erecting a frame, providing at least one module insert, configuring the insert to define a chamber adapted to receive bodily remains, and closing the crypt module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: MATTHEWS RESOURCES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Bridgeman, Charles T. Young
  • Patent number: 9144305
    Abstract: The storage assembly includes a lower housing that is positionable on a support surface. The lower housing insertably receives a shelving unit. The shelving unit stands within the lower housing. An upper housing is positionable on the lower housing. The upper housing encompasses the shelving unit. The upper housing is open so the shelving unit is accessible. A door is operationally coupled to the upper housing. The door closes the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9113704
    Abstract: A method of making a locker (10) uses a cabinet (20) having a rear wall, a top (24), a base and opposed side walls (22). The side walls defining support means (40) for supporting and preferably engaging the side edges of a shelf or cabinet divider, projecting into the cabinet. The cabinet (20) is configured to receive a door (12, 14, 16) mounted to one side of the cabinet by means of a hinge arrangement. The hinge arrangement includes one or more knuckles (30) defined on the door, and a series of projections (32) extending along the one side of the cabinet, spaces being defined between the projections (32) for receiving a knuckle (30) of a door therebetween. The support means (40) are defined adjacent the projections (32) and between the recesses moulded. The cabinet is moulded with a closed front face and the front face is selectively removed to define one or more apertures. Next one or more dividers or shelves is/are inserted into the cabinet as required and one or more doors are attached to the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: FSP HOLDINGS PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Stephan Hewitt