Door Or Closure Constructions Patents (Class 312/109)
  • Patent number: 10092115
    Abstract: Closing mechanism (1) for refrigerated display cabinets (2), of the type display cabinets (2) that implement a movable closing section (3), said mechanism (1) being disposed relating said movable section (3) with the body (4) of the display cabinet (2) to open and close it, and said movable section (3) having a part projected (8) over the product arrangement area (9), normally fully or partially materialized in transparent material, wherein the mechanism (1) comprises independent frontal displacement means and independent lateral displacement means on either side indifferently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SERGIO GONZALEZ MORLANS
    Inventor: Sergio González Morlans
  • Patent number: 9482437
    Abstract: A front frame for a cooking appliance having at least one first cooking chamber which has a loading opening and a cooking chamber door for closing the loading opening. The front frame includes at least one first front frame unit. The at least one first front frame unit substantially completely frames the loading opening of the first cooking chamber. At an outer edge region of the at least one first front frame unit, a coupling region having at least one coupling device is formed at which an additional front frame unit can be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Lars Kemper
  • Patent number: 9408519
    Abstract: Support structures that reduce rotation of a door crown are disclosed. An example dishwasher for treating dishes according to a cycle of operation includes a tub defining a treating chamber with an opening, and a door movably mounted to the tub to selectively open and close the opening. The door may include a front panel, a pocket panel coupled to the front panel and defining an opening in the front panel to receive a hand, a crown attached to a top of the front panel, a pocket handle defined in the crown having a first support structure engaging a second support structure of the pocket panel to reduce a rotation of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Marcus R. Fischer, Daniel W. Southworth, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Patent number: 8814282
    Abstract: A system of ejecting a sliding door of a closet, comprising a plurality of ejection assemblies and a connecting mechanism, which connects one assembly to the other. Each ejection assembly comprises a rail and a slidable member configured to slide along the rail, where the rail engages with a frame of the closet. The connecting mechanism allows synchronizing the ejection force applied upon the door at different locations of the door, by connecting the ejection assemblies through the connecting mechanism. This configuration allows ejecting and retrieving of the door outwardly and inwardly by sliding the slidable member of each assembly along the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hardoor Top Design & Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Amos Halfon, Mordechai Harari
  • Publication number: 20140191631
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: FSP Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stephan Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8770678
    Abstract: A representative work station comprises a center console module having front, rear, top, and bottom walls. The front wall includes at least one hole for storing at least one nail drying device. The top wall includes a first airflow device for producing airflow from the outside to the inside of the center console module. The center console module further comprises a tray that is positioned below the first airflow device and receives particles from the first airflow device. At least two end modules are coupled to the center console module. The at least two end modules include a first end module that receives the particles from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Quy That Ton
  • Patent number: 8757738
    Abstract: A mechanism for closing sliding doors of furniture. The mechanism includes at least two rotatable closing elements, each associated with a respective door. A locking body is associated with the closing element for rotating and locking the closing element in either an open position or a closed position. The closing element also includes a locking portion that, through the rotation of the closing element, can pass from a first position in which the locking portion prevents the translation of the sliding doors of the furniture, to a second position which allows the translation of the sliding doors. The closing mechanism also includes a synchronization bar that makes the closing elements rotate as a unit, ensuring the simultaneous locking of the sliding doors in the closed or open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Unifor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Fiori
  • Patent number: 8725600
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles are left in storage areas, such as lockers or other receptacles that may be associated with a household services company. A divided storage receptacle is discussed. The receptacle is divided by an angled plane such that the top portion may be used to hang clothes of various lengths thereby utilizing the space efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Laundry Locker, Inc.
    Inventor: Arik Seth Levy
  • Patent number: 8701931
    Abstract: A medication dispensing cabinet, a medication dispensing drawer assembly and an associated method are provided to facilitate controlled access to medications in an efficient manner. A medication dispensing cabinet includes a cabinet body, a plurality of drawers disposed within and configured for slidable extension relative to the cabinet body and a plurality of pockets serially positioned within a drawer. Each pocket includes a lid configured to cover the pocket and limit access to medication within the pocket. The medication dispensing cabinet also includes a linkage member configured to operably engage the lids of the plurality of pockets. The linkage member has a first state in which the linkage member prevents one or more of the lids from being opened and a second state in which the linkage member permits the lids to be opened in accordance with a predefined sequential order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Santmyer, Todd Kijowski, Ben Tylenda, Pat Braun
  • Patent number: 8696076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture item having a furniture body and a folding flap, wherein the folding flap comprises at least three sub-flaps arranged one above the other. A first sub-flap is pivotally mounted relative to the furniture body, a second sub-flap is pivotally mounted with respect to the first sub-flap and a third sub-flap is pivotally mounted relative to the second sub-flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: David Karg
  • Patent number: 8668288
    Abstract: The self-closing and opening device (1) particularly of a movable furniture part (103) comprises a fixed guide (8) having a supporting body (2) in which a first slider (3) can slide reversibly along a sliding axis (100) in opposition to and through the action of first elastic means (5), the first slider (3) being engageable with first driving means (106) present on a driving element (6) which slides reversibly in the direction of the sliding axis (100), the supporting body (2) comprising first movement means (4) for movement of the first slider (3) suitable to engage with guide means (12, 13) of the first slider (3), so as to release it from the driving means (106), also provided with a mechanical or elastically yielding stop (9, 120) against which the first slider (3) rests directly or indirectly before it engages with the guide means (12,13) in the first movement means (4) the driving element (6) being then pushed by an ejector (20) generating an initial opening movement of said movable furniture part (103)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Publication number: 20130214653
    Abstract: A cabinet to be interposed between an above ground or underground sump and the control panel for said sump . All electrical connections between the control panel for the operation of the sump or lift station and the sump or lift station itself are disposed within this cabinet. The cabinet has two abutting closed sections, an A section having an open bottom and at least one vented side and a vented door; and a B section having a bottom panel and non-perforated sides and door. A pair of aligned intermediate rear panels close off each section, the only connection between said sections being a cable entry seal disposed in aligned openings in each intermediate rear panel for the passage of cabling from the A section to be mounted for termination in the B section. Any conventional cabling termination means can be employed in the B section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Franklyn Masterson
  • Publication number: 20130029282
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for treating a substrate. More particularly, an apparatus and method for treating a substrate through a supercritical process are provided. The apparatus includes: a housing having an entrance in a predetermined surface thereof and providing a space for performing a high pressure process; a support member disposed in the housing to support a substrate; a door for opening and closing the entrance; and a pressing member configured to apply a force to the door so as to close the housing during the high pressure process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo Jib Park, Oh Jin Kwon, Sungho Jang, Boong Kim
  • Patent number: 8359249
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles are left in storage areas, such as lockers or other receptacles that may be associated with a household services company. A divided storage receptacle is discussed. The receptacle is divided by an angled plane such that the top portion may be used to hang clothes of various lengths thereby utilizing the space efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Laundry Locker, Inc.
    Inventor: Arik Seth Levy
  • Publication number: 20130002099
    Abstract: A merchandise display system including one or more display units. The merchandise display system may include a base unit having a refrigeration unit that cools one or more display units. The refrigeration unit may be removable from the base unit. The one or more display units may attach to another display unit or a base unit. The display units may be stackable on top of one another or may abut the back side of another display unit. The display units may also be configured to attach to the base unit. The one or more display units may include a plurality of shelves and one or more doors, which allow access to display units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Emad Jafa, Antonio Jose Fernandes Ribeiro, José Roberto Montero, Jose Miguel Gutierrez, José Merced Alvarado González, Daniel Fredievich Yrigoyen Tokareva, Orlando José Guevara Hernández, Moisés Lavoignet Garcia, Julio Héctor Valenzuela Hernández
  • Patent number: 8262174
    Abstract: A drawer that includes a container and a slide assembly is described. The container includes a receptacle and a lid. The slide assembly includes a slider to move laterally along a longest axis of the slider, and an actuator, coupled to the slider, having a detent contact area. When the slider is moved in a first direction along the axis, the actuator is placed into a first orientation, relative to a latch, in which the detent contact area of the actuator engages the detent of a latch. When the actuator is coupled with the detent of the latch and the slider is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction, the actuator is placed into a second orientation, relative to the latch, in which the actuator actuates the latch, thereby decoupling a fastener from the latch and placing a lid in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Rahilly
  • Publication number: 20120194043
    Abstract: A modular automated collection point (ACP) comprises an array of electronically controlled lockers for receiving items for sale or for delivery to customers, a controller and user interface, a parcel weighing and dimensional measuring unit, and a package deposit unit with a one-way door for depositing items for subsequent delivery to other customers or ACPs. Each door preferably moves rapidly from the fully-open position to a partially-open position, and then slowly from the partially-open position towards a fully-closed position. Each locker may comprise a retractable handle and an elongate, rotating closure element which moves the locker door between the fully-closed (locked) position and a nearly-closed (unlocked) position. Preferably the closure element has a cylindrical outer wall which conforms slidingly to the fascia of the lockerbank so as to present a seamless appearance and prevent prising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Turner, Fabien Pichet, Philippe Michel
  • Patent number: 8225528
    Abstract: A laundry dryer capable of effectively removing creases or rumples from an object to be dried, for example, laundry, and effectively removing odor from the laundry is disclosed. The laundry dryer includes a drum for accommodating an object to be dried, a rear supporter for covering a rear side of the drum, a substance supply device having an end arranged at the rear supporter, to supply a water-based substance to an interior of the drum, and a rear plate formed to constitute a rear wall of the dryer while partially exposing the substance supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ju Han Yoon, Sang Hun Bae, Seon Il Heo, Yeon Sik Choi, Sang Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20120176008
    Abstract: A storage assembly 10 which has a plurality of unique storage components 12, 14, and 800 which may be selectively connected in order to provide an optimal storage solution for a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Publication number: 20120153782
    Abstract: The invention relates to the construction of outdoor living structures, notably outdoor kitchens and fireplaces designed for outdoor entertaining and food preparation on outdoor patios, raised decks, terraces and other such areas. The invention is designed to be simplistic in nature such that it is capable of being assembled by the average do-it-yourself homeowner or likewise by trades-people and the use of skilled labour with minimal tools. The invention incorporates the fabrication of a top and bottom panel, or cap composed of rust and corrosion-resistant materials such as galvanized or possibly stainless steel in addition to the fabrication of internal dedicated structural members of a unique design allowing for a minimal number of components to be required for the completion of such a kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Darcy A. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20120086314
    Abstract: An electronic evidence locker having a series of individual storage lockers controlled by an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit receives identification information from a potential user and determines the level of access for the user. Based upon the access assigned to the user, the control unit allows the user to deposit or remove evidence from individual lockers. The control unit maintains a complete audit log of all activity by the user as well as all activity with respect to depositing and removing evidence from the individual storage lockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SPACESAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth
  • Patent number: 8147008
    Abstract: A multi-door enclosure includes an enclosure body, a primary door having an actuator and a secondary door. An interlock member having a holding section extends between the primary door and the secondary door. As the primary door closes, the actuator contacts the interlock member to translate the interlock member towards the secondary door until the holding section engages the secondary door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Anteneh Guebre-Tsadik, Joseph David Ricke, Jason Curtis Nygaard, Dean Jerome Bergerson, Steven Lyle Ruud
  • Publication number: 20120068583
    Abstract: A raised access floor service box can have a plurality of entry points that are segregated from one another. Each of the plurality of entry points can be associated with a corresponding plurality of segregated chambers. At least one of the segregated chambers can be configured to be a secure chamber, which further can include a door to the chamber. The door to the secure chamber can include a lock that secures and prevents the door from opening when the lock is in a locked position, thus securing the cables and cable connections within the security chamber. In addition, the raised access floor service box can have connector ports that are only accessible within the security chamber. The raised access floor service box thus allows for various types of cables, with various levels of security, to be associated with a single raised access floor service box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: AXIOS NETWORKS
    Inventors: Scott J. Isaacks, Steven M. van Beveren
  • Patent number: 8113599
    Abstract: A cabinet provided with a cabinet body having at least one vertical row of superimposed compartments which are separated by shelves and which can be opened and closed with compartment doors articulated on the cabinet. This invention simplifies and substantially reduces the cost of parts and of mounting the cabinet. Thus, a joint rod extending over a height of the cabinet body is assigned to each vertical row of compartments. The shelves are guided by a shoulder in the hinge zone having the joint rod and are fixed vertically on the joint rod by flange sleeves overlooking the upper and/or lower side of the shelves and their shoulder. The compartment doors which are adjusted to the heights of the compartments bear, on their rear surface, in the hinge zone, housings for the flange sleeves and can be covered with a shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Keba AG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Matthias Krüger
  • Publication number: 20120019111
    Abstract: A modular enclosure system for various types of equipment is provided. The modular enclosure system can be expanded to provide additional volume for equipment without removing or disconnecting equipment already installed in the enclosure. The system comprises a variety of components that may be configured and interconnected as necessary to provide the appropriate enclosure for a variety of equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: David Buescher, Mattew Calton
  • Publication number: 20120013227
    Abstract: Modular bucket assemblies enable selective configuration of switchgear compartments for conformance with selective levels of personnel accessibility to energized switchgear. The bucket assemblies can be configured to enable personnel access to energized compartments while service doors are open, such as for instrumentation compartments. Interiors and the front face of instrumentation compartment bucket assemblies are isolated from potential infiltration of hot arc gasses in the switchgear cabinet. Other compartments can be configured to enable personnel access to the front face of a fully closed door energized circuit breaker compartment by isolating the compartment door exterior and venting any hot arc gasses out of the compartment interior in a direction away from the front and other peripheral sides of the switchgear cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Harry W. Josten, Keith Flowers, Rahul Rajvanshi
  • Patent number: 8087735
    Abstract: A free standing furniture apparatus including a furniture unit having a unit height dimension, a base including a base wall having a base height dimension and first and second separated base wall ends, the base wall at least in part circumscribing a base space where the base wall includes a top edge surface that resides substantially in a single edge plane and a back wall member supported by the base wall proximate the first and second ends of the base wall member and extending substantially vertically upward from the base wall member and substantially perpendicular to the single edge plane so that there is a receiving space that is unobstructed by the back wall member and that is above the base space for receiving the furniture unit, the back wall member having a back wall height dimension that is greater than the unit height dimension so that at least a portion of the back wall member is observable above the furniture unit when the furniture unit is received within the receiving space, wherein the furniture
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Rheault, William Small
  • Publication number: 20110298338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine which can close/open a lid on a supplementary washing machine automatically at the time the supplementary washing machine is opened/closed. The washing machine includes a cabinet which forms an exterior of the washing machine, a supplementary washing machine removably mounted to a lower side of the cabinet, having a lid for introducing laundry and a tub for holding the laundry, and an automatic opening/closing member for slidably opening/closing the lid at the time the supplementary washing machine is opened/closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Sung Ryong Kim, Dong Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20110278998
    Abstract: The aisle containment system is mounted to two rows of equal width cabinets or cabinets varying in width between 600 mm, 700 mm and 800 mm. The aisle containment system includes door assemblies on both ends of the cabinet rows, vertical panels that mount to the cabinets and door frames to support the ceiling, cross tees that span the aisle, and ceiling panels. Additional cabinets of equal or varying width may be added to an aisle containment installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Mark Shurhay, Darren J. Reigle, William A. Bernard, Max W. Hibner
  • Publication number: 20110266930
    Abstract: A computer cart has segregated computer storage areas and adapter/cord management areas. This enables the adapters and cords to be stored in an orderly fashion and also prevents the cords and adapters from being accessed or removed from the cart when the computers are being accessed. In one embodiment, extensions of shelves on which the computers are stored extend through a dividing panel into a rear compartment of the cart to create AC adapter shelves for storage of the AC adapters. In another embodiment, the AC adapters are stored in bins in a separate compartment and cords from the AC adapters extend through a dividing panel to an area designed to hold the computers, to enable the computers to be plugged in to be charted while stored in the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110234059
    Abstract: A system and method for a toolbox that includes: a body configured to receive casters on a bottom portion of the body; a lid coupled to the body, the lid including a raised portion on a top exterior surface of the lid to facilitate stabilization of the toolbox in a stacked configuration with a second toolbox; a front door coupled to the body and substantially centered in a front side of the toolbox, wherein the front door is at least 2 feet by at least 2 feet in size; lifting elements coupled to an upper portion of the body on each side of the lid to facilitate lifting of the toolbox and also to facilitate stabilization of the toolbox in the stacked configuration; and skid components coupled to a lower portion of the body to facilitate lifting of the toolbox and also to facilitate stabilization of the toolbox in the stacked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: James L. Ellerbe, II
  • Publication number: 20110089790
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a method of manufacturing the same include a door that opens and closes a storage chamber. The door includes a frame, and a panel fixed to the frame. An end of the panel is supported by the frame on one or two sides thereof. Accordingly, manufacturing processes are simplified while the design of the refrigerator is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoung Suk Lee, Hyo Sik Kang, Sang Chul Ryu, Young Gwi Park
  • Publication number: 20110018405
    Abstract: A system and method of compact storage comprising modular, flexible, storage components designed to utilize unused space found behind bathroom doors, bedroom doors, inside closet doors, or inside partitions by its semi recessed or recessed installation. The system transforms valuable but unused space in homes, apartments, and offices into useful organized storage units, in existing or new construction. Components are available in various dimensions. Structural weight is carried by perforated vertical panels of the box, providing multiple locations for accessories to either hang from bracket mounted bars or be removably secured with fasteners such as spring-loaded pins. Wall hung units may be surfaced mounted, recessed, or semi recessed in a typical four inch partition. The system's ease of mounting accessories readily permits reconfiguration when desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Marcia Esquenazi
  • Publication number: 20100295424
    Abstract: A merchandising display and dispensing system for displaying and dispensing articles, including cylindrical shaped articles or rolls of disk-shaped articles. In particular, the invention relates to a modular display and dispensing system having a plurality of modules fitted with one another. Each module comprises a left side panel and a right side panel which are fitted together and form a serpentine chute which feeds articles by gravity to an access tray where an article can be removed by hand, thus permitting another article to enter the tray. The front of the module receives a front cover for covering the chute and provides a surface for indicia of contents inside the module. The front cover is preferably hinged at the bottom to permit reloading product in the top of the chute. Various connecting structures can be formed on the side panels and adapted to join the module to a front cover, to another adjacent module, to a module base, and/or to a module header to form a modular display and dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Applied Merchandising Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alexander
  • Patent number: 7828399
    Abstract: A universal locker system that enables different sizes of lockers for custom configuration of a row of lockers. The number of lockers using a common housing may be one, two, three, four or six. Also, lockers with taller and shorter portions can be accommodated. A universal housing and universal, segmented hinge enable insertion of dividers at pre-selected elevations in the housing and installation of independently operable locker doors covering the distance between the pre-selected elevations and thus the opening between the dividers to create individual lockers from portions of the universal housing. The dividers thereby serve as the top of the locker below and the bottom of the locker above. Special dividers with two elevations may alternatively be inserted to create lockers having taller portions and shorter portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Partition System Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Bass
  • Publication number: 20100264782
    Abstract: A modular refrigeration and/or freezer appliance comprising a base module, a cabinet module comprising U-shaped front and rear plates defining a structure with an open top, bottom, and front, with the front and rear plates spaced from each other to define therebetween a U-shaped insulation compartment with upper and lower edges, an insulation module received within the U-shaped insulation compartment, a bottom closure wall module, a top closure wall module, and a door hingedly coupled to the base module and the cabinet module to selectively close the open front of the cabinet module to form a thermally insulated compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Federico Betto, Johan Bengt Dahm, Paolo Molteni, Anna Pucciarini, Monica Restelli, Luca Ruggeri, Alberto Stroppiana, Pierluigi Petrali, Andrea Picozzi, Ruggero Pallaoro, Stefano Casapiccola, Giovanni Giannico, Marco Bertuzzi, Amneris Aramini, Daniele Sacchi
  • Patent number: 7812254
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing solar shields are provided. In one embodiment, a solar shield system includes at least one solar shield having a first set of snap-fit features positioned on the first solar shield to engage with attachment channels of an enclosure; at least one solar shield cover having a flexible hinge integrated therein, the at least one solar shield cover further includes a second set of snap-fit features for coupling the at least one solar shield cover with the at least one solar shield; and a plurality of fastening devices for securing the at least one solar shield and the at least one solar shield cover to the attachment channels of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wayman, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Thompson
  • Publication number: 20100096959
    Abstract: A podium includes a plurality of sides and an upper surface forming an enclosure having a hollow interior space, at least one door covering an unhidden access opening for providing access to the interior space and located in a rearward one of the sides, and a sliding access panel removably covering a hidden access opening for providing access to the interior space and located in a forward one of the sides. The access panel is visibly concealed so that it is not apparent that the access panel is movable to provide access to the interior space. A lock is provided for locking and unlocking the sliding access panel in its closed position. The lock is located within the interior space so that the sliding access panel is locked and unlocked from within the interior space and the lock is not visible from outside the podium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Raymond A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 7673373
    Abstract: A frameless glass door clamp has a clamping member, a base cover and a cap cover. The clamp member has a base side surface and a cap side surface. The base cover is mounted on the base side surface and has a panel, multiple flanges, a tapered face and multiple rounded outer edges. The cap cover is mounted on the cap side surface and has a panel, a multiple flanges, a tapered face and multiple rounded outer edges. Because the outer edges of the base and cap covers are rounded, the frameless glass door clamp is much less likely to injure people or damage objects and is easier to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Door & Window Hardward Co.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Chih-Lun Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20100050909
    Abstract: A bar set includes a collection of independent multipurpose units that can be reduced or increased in number. The set is also capable of flexible configurations. Every multipurpose unit in the bar set can be converted into an art platform and the plurality of these art platforms provides options of use. The display of aquarium, artwork and TV originates from a TV cabinet unit and this unit is also used as a music speaker. The bar cabinet unit includes compartments for electric lift means, movable panel, display shelves, pull out panel, music speaker and a fridge. The table unit includes a built-in container for table surface display of edibles with a container cover that also functions as a table surface. This unit also includes compartments for the display of remote controls, wine openers, plates and serviette dispenser and compartments for the storage of trash bins, champagne bucket and ice bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Okechukwu Ambrose Obiorah
  • Publication number: 20100007249
    Abstract: In one aspect, an assembly includes an enclosure with an opening and a door for closing the opening. A first joining member is secured to the enclosure and a second joining member is secured to the door. The first and second joining members can be mechanically joined to one another in any one of a plurality of attitudes relative to one another and to be separated from one another. A third joining member is joined to at least one of the first and second joining members to establish an alignment position for the first and second joining members relative to one another. Following the separation of the first and second joining members, the alignment position established by the third joining member allows the first and second joining members to be rejoined in the same attitude as the attitude in which they were joined prior to being separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, MIchael C. Bayne
  • Publication number: 20090224637
    Abstract: A trim kit type door assembly for an electronic product is disclosed. In the door assembly including door plates and left and right side caps coupled to both sides of the door plates, an opening/closing door handle is integrally formed with one of the left and right side caps, achieving a reduction in manufacturing costs. Also, when the door handle of the side cap takes the form of a recessed portion integrally defined in the side cap so as not to protrude outward from the side cap, the resulting door assembly achieves an exterior appearance satisfying the aesthetic demands of consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Moon, Dae Yun Park, Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Seung Gyu Ryu, Hye Yong Park, Chang Gyu Choi, Dong Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20090206711
    Abstract: An organizer having a top panel and a bottom panel with side panels and a rear panel attached between the top panel and the bottom panel. At least one partition panel attaches to the side panels and rear panel so that the side panels, rear panel, top panel, bottom panel, and at least one partition panel define compartments within the organizer. Each compartment corresponds with an opening, wherein the bottom panel serves as a bottom wall for one compartment and wherein the at least one partition panel serves as a bottom wall for another compartment. At least one access panel moveably attaches to a front edge of at least one compartment and bottom wall. The access panel corresponds to a compartment and the opening for that compartment, the opening being located above the bottom wall to which the access panel is attached. The access panel is sized and shaped to pivot in a downward direction to an open position in which the corresponding opening of the corresponding compartment is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Whitney Design, Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Glenn
  • Publication number: 20090179531
    Abstract: Work stations for nail technicians are provided. In this regard, a representative work station, among others, includes a center console module having front, rear, top, and bottom walls. The rear wall includes holes at the proximal end and distal end for storing a nail drill device. The rear wall further includes an opening for storing a control unit of a nail drill device. The opening is adjacent to the holes at one of the proximal end and distal end. The rear wall further includes a drawer positioned between the holes at the proximal end and distal end. The work station further includes two end modules that are coupled to the center console module, forming a “U” shape configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: QUY THAT TON
  • Publication number: 20090108718
    Abstract: A kitchen unit arrangement (10) having three or more storage units (12, 14, 16), the arrangement comprising first and second end walls (22) and at least two internal walls (20), the first end wall and a first said internal wall together defining a first said storage unit (12), the second end wall and a second said internal wall together defining a second said storage unit (14); wherein two of said internal walls (20) are connected by a substantially horizontal shelf (26) to define a third storage unit (16). A method of assembling such a kitchen unit apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: James William CRAIG, Stuart HUTCHINSON
  • Publication number: 20090021124
    Abstract: A cabinet provided with a cabinet body having at least one vertical row of superimposed compartments which are separated by shelves and which can be opened and closed with compartment doors articulated on the cabinet. This invention simplifies and substantially reduces the cost of parts and of mounting the cabinet. Thus, a joint rod extending over a height of the cabinet body is assigned to each vertical row of compartments. The shelves are guided by a shoulder in the hinge zone having the joint rod and are fixed vertically on the joint rod by flange sleeves overlooking the upper and/or lower side of the shelves and their shoulder. The compartment doors which are adjusted to the heights of the compartments bear, on their rear surface, in the hinge zone, housings for the flange sleeves and can be covered with a shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Matthias Kruger
  • Patent number: 7412807
    Abstract: A cabinet dryer door includes a truss attached to the door to establish seal compression for adequate sealing of the door against the drying cabinet. The inner door has spacers molded into the inner door. The truss cooperates with the spacers to bias the door against the seal. The drying cabinet may utilize a pair of doors with at least one having a truss that establishes a seal compression in both of the doors. The truss is joined to the inner door by a screw located in the center of the truss. The method has the step securing a truss member to the door and curving the door to create a biasing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Troy A. Johnson, Joseph M. Keeler
  • Patent number: 7360681
    Abstract: A mail receptacle system incorporating multiple individually accessible discrete storage compartments disposed within a frame structure with lockable user access doors disposed in mated hinging relation relative to the frame structure such that when the access doors are in a closed position, a male/female relation is established between portions of the doors and the frame structure. The access doors utilize a multi-piece construction wherein the hinging edges of the doors are displaceable from the door body thereby permitting the door body to be easily and readily replace in the event of damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Bommer Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Pittman, B. Stewart Jackson
  • Patent number: 7351153
    Abstract: In the slot machine 1, it is provided the hinge construction for rotatably supporting the frame plate 63 of the frame 6 against the door 3, and the hinge construction is basically constructed from: the lower bracket 82 arranged at the lower position in one side of an opening 80 which is formed in the door 3 corresponding to the frame 6; the support hole 83 formed in the ceiling plate 81 positioned at the upper side of the door 3 and the support hole 84 formed in the lower bracket 82; and the support shaft 64 that the upper end thereof inserted in the through hole 633 of the upper support plate 634 is rotatably supported in the support hole 83 of the ceiling plate 81 and the lower end thereof inserted in the through hole 635 of the lower support plate 636 is rotatably supported in the support hole 84 of the lower bracket 82.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Aruze Corp.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Publication number: 20070278910
    Abstract: A door through which an authorized person can see into a locked locker. The door can close a locker located in a school, a bus station, an airport, or the like, and the authorized person can be a security guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Robert D. Cash, Mechell C. Cash