Connectors Patents (Class 312/111)
  • Patent number: 10767810
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a holder attaches a first electronic device and a second electronic device to a display. The holder includes a base structure, a first holder section, and a second holder section. The first holder section at a first portion of the base structure holds the second electronic device and includes a first through hole that receives a first male screw to be screwed into a first female screw of the first electronic device. The second holder section at a second portion of the base structure holds the second electronic device and includes a second through hole that receives a second male screw to be screwed into a second female screw of the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamori, Masanori Nakano, Brad Chiu, Jonathan Lin, Walter Lin
  • Patent number: 10625679
    Abstract: A plurality of different kits for assembling cabinets or support structures within the sleeper cab of a truck. Some of the kits are designed to support a refrigerator while other kits are designed to also support a microwave oven. At least one of the kits includes drawers for containing items. Other kits include support chests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Adam J. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, David T. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 10473842
    Abstract: A lighting system uses optics to redirect stray light from unlensed LEDs toward a desired region while avoiding hot spots. The optics involve essentially planar surfaces with both reflective and light transmissive characteristics. The lighting system may be used in display cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Q Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David Douglas
  • Patent number: 10383250
    Abstract: A network-attachable rack-mountable computing device is housed within a shippable enclosure and is configured to mount in a rack. The device may be initialized (e.g., prepared to receive data, and an updateable electronic shipping display set to a shipping destination) by a service provider and shipped, in accordance with a displayed destination address, as a self-contained shipping unit. The device may be coupled with other devices via coupling mechanisms included in an enclosure of the device and may be mounted in a rack at a destination via mounting brackets included in the enclosure of the device. The device may be installed onto a network at the destination and loaded with data. When the device is received back at the service provider, the data is transferred from the device to a service provider storage facility, wiped of data, and prepared to be sent out again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Charles Paterra
  • Patent number: 10267055
    Abstract: A fastener-less single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly for containing cremated remains has a first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columberiums, a second single door multi-niche dual locking modular columberiums, and a plurality of spacers. The first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums and additional single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums have a plurality of solid vertical walls, a plurality of aligned horizontal bases, a top plate, a bottom plate, a first side, a second side, a unitary door, a hinge, and a dual non-identical key locking mechanism. The fastener-less single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly is configurable, expandable, and alignable using the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: William Edgar Mercer
  • Patent number: 10107004
    Abstract: A single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly for containing cremated remains has a first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums, a second single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums, and a plurality of spacers. The first single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums and additional single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbariums have a plurality of solid vertical walls, a plurality of aligned horizontal bases, a top plate, a bottom plate, a first side, a second side, a unitary door, a hinge, and a dual non-identical key locking mechanism. The single door multi-niche dual locking modular columbarium assembly is configurable, expandable, and alignable using the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: William Edgar Mercer
  • Patent number: 10104956
    Abstract: A connecting device for connecting a table leg to a table leaf having a back-gripping element, which can be disposed on the table leaf and has an engagement hole and a locking device, which can be disposed on the table leg. The locking device has a clamping element having an engagement hook which is designed to engage the engagement hole of the back-gripping element, a spring element, which is supported at least indirectly against the clamping element and at least indirectly against a spring abutment, and an actuating element. The actuating element acts on the spring abutment so that, in a locking position, the spring abutment applies sufficient force to secure the engagement hook of the clamping element in the engagement hole, and in an unlocking position, the spring abutment is in a position in which the spring element is at least partially unloaded in relation to the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WALTER KNOLL AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann, Harald Gruendl, Juergen Roehm, Rainer Brinkmann
  • Patent number: 10094608
    Abstract: The bagless event ice system is composed of a housing and a method of shipping and storing large quantities of ice to large events. Since ice bags are not used in the process, the system requires less manpower and no waste disposal issues. The housing is a specialty container on a pallet size format designed to hold and make easily available up to 1500 lbs. of ice at an event. The container serves not only as a shipping container, but an ice dispensing unit as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Ouzts
  • Patent number: 10021795
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a modular joint assembly, two fixing members respectively installed on two opposite ends of the modular joint assembly, and a resilient sheet fixed on the outer surface of the modular joint assembly and the fixing members. The modular joint assembly includes a plurality of joints buckled in sequence. Each joint has an arced track groove recessed on a side surface thereof and a buckling portion extended from an opposite side surface thereof. An imaginary datum line is defined by connecting a center of circle of each track groove and is located at one side of the resilient sheet away from the modular joint assembly. When any two buckled joints are rotated with respect to each other, the resilient sheet is compressed and a length of the imaginary datum line is unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventor: An-Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9975179
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9955781
    Abstract: A furniture module can include a cupboard, book shelf, chests of drawers and like furniture. The module (1) is formed of two opposite sides (2, 3) and a top (5) and bottom (4) placed at opposite ends of the sides (2, 3), forming a frame. At least two columns of mounting openings (6, 7, 8, 9) are placed on the inside of the sides (2, 3) for attaching shelves, drawers, doors etc. The mounting openings (6, 7, 8, 9) of each column are placed at even spacing, giving an equal distance (M) between adjacent mounting openings (6, 7, 8, 9). The distance between the uppermost mounting opening (6, 7, 8, 9) in each column of mounting openings and the upper side of the module (1) is one and a half (M+½M) of the distance between adjacent mounting openings (6, 7, 8, 9). Also the distance between the lowermost mounting hole in the column of mounting holes and the lower side of the module (1) is one and a half (M+½M) of the distance between adjacent mounting openings (6, 7, 8, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: IKEA SUPPLY AG
    Inventor: Benny Andersson
  • Patent number: 9945405
    Abstract: A modular furniture system includes a plurality of panel elements having opposing first and second major faces, a perimeter wall defining a minor face therebetween, and at least a boss aperture which passes through the first and second major faces. A panel connector has a bridging element and at least two bosses in spaced apart relationship on the bridging element, each boss being a complementary fit in the boss aperture of a respective panel element, a first fastener recess in a distal free end of each boss, and a second fastener recess opposing the first fastener recess and adjacent to a proximal end of each boss. An oversized fastener associated with each boss has a panel-retaining head and a tail which is interengagable with the panel-retaining head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Keith Packman
  • Patent number: 9895747
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9860619
    Abstract: This invention refers to a loudspeaker box arrangement with at least two loudspeaker boxes, each comprising at least a mid-range loudspeaker device and a high-range loudspeaker unit arranged at a distance therefrom; with a mechanical connecting device for mechanically connecting the loudspeaker boxes; with an electrical connecting device for the electrical supply of the mid-range loudspeaker device and high-range loudspeaker unit, wherein the mechanical connecting device comprises a pair of spaced-apart guide grooves on a top surface of a loudspeaker box and a compatible pair of guide bases on a mating surface of a neighboring loudspeaker box, which in the mounted state engage each other, and that the electrical connecting device comprises a first pair of electrical contacts in the guide grooves, or the guide grooves are designed as contacts, which are contacted in the mounted state of the mechanical connecting device. Furthermore, the invention refers to a loudspeaker box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Adam Hall GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Pietschmann
  • Patent number: 9810253
    Abstract: A friction fit clip fastening system that creates a firm and invisible connection between panels or substrates without the use of tools or glue, comprising a fastener and mating rout. The fastener has a clip element that allows it to clip and connect to a mating rout. Different routs are used for different embodiments of the fasteners. The rout is formed directly in the panel face or edge or formed on a substrate by a router bit that has three cutting edges. The connections made by the friction fit clip fastening system are invisible. The fasteners can be installed at the manufacturing site so the user simply clips or slides the fasteners into the appropriate slot or rout when assembling. The friction fit fastening system is easily removable from the panels making assembling and disassembling quick and easy because the fastener is made of one piece. The friction fit clip fastening system can also be permanent if the permanent rout is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Lockdowel, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Koelling, Bryan Koelling, Daniel Savage
  • Patent number: 9777501
    Abstract: A structure for containing cinerary urns and funerary items in general, which comprises a plurality of modular elements, such modular elements comprising: a plurality of box-like bodies, each one defining, within it, at least one niche for accommodating at least one cinerary urn and/or at least one funerary item and having a front face which is provided with at least one access opening; a plurality of elements for mutually joining such box-like bodies, which have at least one connecting portion adapted to be fixed to the front face of the box-like bodies arranged mutually adjacent; a plurality of profiled finishing elements designed to cover such joining elements at least partially; a plurality of retention bodies designed to be fixed with respect to such box-like bodies and adapted to peripherally engage closing plates, which are respectively intended for closing the openings of such box-like bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BIONDAN NORTH AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Filippo Rossi
  • Patent number: 9668593
    Abstract: A snap-in card top riser is provided having a riser and a display module. The riser has a hook profile that is adapted to be received into a channel on the display module so that the riser is secured to the display module in a manner that restricts removal of the riser from the display module. The channel has one or more tabs that are configured to cause the hook profile to compress while the tabs are engaging with the hook profile. A modular display tower is also provided that includes a base and one or more vertical display portions that are configurable to display different types of cards, items, and merchandise. The vertical display portions may interchangeably include curved display modules that receive one or more risers, or flat display portions, and the vertical display portions may be joined at respective edges with a bridge coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig William Cayce, Brian Lee Wegstein, Shaun P. Arness
  • Patent number: 9637236
    Abstract: Provided are larders systems, aircraft equipped with such systems, and methods of operating such systems. A larder system includes at least two larder cases removably disposed in the same compartment of a larder enclosure. The two cases are detachably interlocked with each other such that removal of the outer case from the enclosure advances the inner case closer to the opening. After the removal of the outer case, the inner case may be retained at the opening. The two cases may be interlocked when pushed against each other, such as when the outer case is inserted into the compartment containing the inner case. In some embodiments, a larder case may be interlocked with the larder enclosure or one of its components, such as a door. This enclosure interlocking allows for the larder case to retain its interlocked position when, for example, the enclosure is only partially filed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Cynthia A. Vandewall, Ming Kwan Esmond Tan, Kai Shen Elston Cheah, Hisham Tarek Bary
  • Patent number: 9615466
    Abstract: A component carrier includes a housing having an open front portion, two partially open sidewalls, and a partial rear wall forming a receiving space. The receiving space is configured to receive at least one storage device. A flange extending from the housing is configured to receive a first insertable connector. The first insertable connector is configured to engage an electronic device, thereby securing the carrier assembly to the electronic device. A front panel is configured to be coupled with the housing by a second insertable connector, thereby enclosing the receiving space. The second insertable connector configured to engage one partially open sidewall. The first insertable connector and the second insertable connector are individually transitionable between a secured configuration and an unsecured configuration without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 9605793
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a jig that is provided with an insertion port into which a tip portion of an eccentric driver having the tip portion on an axis different from a central axis of a grip is inserted, a substrate that is provided with a long hole into which the grip is inserted, the long hole being long and narrow, a position of the substrate relative to the jig being movable within a predetermined movable range by rotation of the eccentric driver, the tip portion and the grip of the eccentric driver being inserted, and a base position fixing unit that fixes the substrate to a predetermined base position within the movable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 9598852
    Abstract: A construction system comprising an elongate column member, an elongate beam member and at least one connector member. Each of the elongate members comprising an interior engaging portion 3B. The connector member includes a protruding keying portion 12 and mating formation 13. When the elongate column member and elongate beam members are engaged with the connector member in use, the interior engaging portion slidably receives the mating formation therein. The elongate members have a keying portion on an outside of their body to allow connection to a wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Murphy Reynolds O'Neal
  • Patent number: 9510726
    Abstract: A method of attaching a dishwasher using a mounting bracket including a bracket body, two attachment points, and at least one anchoring zone with the at least one anchoring zone for corresponding to the attachment of the dishwasher anchoring hardware and a plurality of anchoring holes within the at least one anchoring zone for providing multiple options in anchoring a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Peay
  • Patent number: 9459658
    Abstract: A modular electronic device includes a frame and a module disposed in the frame. The frame has a slot and a recess in the slot. The module is disposed in the slot. The module includes a casing, a rail component disposed in casing and having a rail, a push rod slid in the rail, a supporting piece connected to push rod, a magnetic component disposed on supporting piece, and a latching member disposed in casing. Magnetic component includes a first magnet and a second magnet having opposite magnetic directions. Latching member is made of magnetic material. Casing has an opening arranged facing frame. Magnetic component is moved relative to latching member when push rod is slid along rail component. Magnetic component provides a repulsion force to push latching member protruding from opening and engaging with recess or provides an attraction force to restore latching member being contained in casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Yen Lin, Cheng-Chang Hung, Sheng-An Tsai, Lu-Lung Tsao
  • Patent number: 9432757
    Abstract: Opposing strings of pivotally coupled rigid members attach to opposing sides of tapered speaker cabinets in an array of speaker cabinets. Attachment is made near the front cabinet edges and a rear adjustable coupling string of brackets and adjustable couplings connect to the rear of the tapered speaker cabinets. Actuation of the adjustable couplings enables continuous adjustment of the angular relationships of the speaker cabinets while under load. A three-point fly frame coupling is provided. A three-point dolly coupling is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony R. Faranda, Richard P. Chase
  • Patent number: 9422961
    Abstract: A connector element having a body portion formed by a first abutment surface, a second abutment surface, and a corner surface, wherein the first abutment surface and the second abutment surface are formed at substantially 90° relative to one another; wherein a first portion of the first abutment surface extends from a substantially planar bottom surface to a substantially planar deck panel support surface and wherein a second portion of the first abutment surface extends from the bottom surface above the deck panel support surface; wherein a first portion of the second abutment surface extends from the bottom surface to the deck panel support surface and wherein a second portion of the second abutment surface extends from the bottom surface above the deck panel support surface; and one or more substantially dowel-shaped protrusions extend perpendicularly from the first abutment surface and the second abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Oddello Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Roberts, Shawn M. Parella
  • Patent number: 9393685
    Abstract: A toolbox with a stacking function has a body and at least two connecting elements. The body has four positioning segments, four locating segments, at least two mounting recesses and at least two holding recesses. The at least two mounting recesses are formed in two opposite sidewalls of the body adjacent to a bottom face of the body, and each one of the at least two mounting recesses has two pivot holes. The at least two holding recesses are formed in the opposite sidewalls of the body above the at least two mounting recesses, and each one of the at least two holding recesses has two engaging holes. The at least two connecting elements are detachably and pivotally connected to the body in the at least two mounting recesses, and each one of the at least two connecting elements has a connecting rod, a handle and two engaging protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: A-TINA TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 9335799
    Abstract: The adaptive computing system described herein may generally include a modular control, switching, and power supply architecture. In particular, the adaptive computing system may provide a platform supporting multiple independent desktop computer modules that occupy less physical space than a standalone commercial computer, provide performance density comparable to current server solutions, and address concerns relating to stability, safety, productivity, performance, assembly, service, and other factors important to diverse desktop computer user communities. Moreover, mechanical, electrical, and functional components associated with the adaptive computing system may have various certifications or otherwise be relied upon to demonstrate compliance with criteria in regulatory, environmental, consumer safety, and other contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NCS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: An Van Nguyen, M. Dewayne Adams, Nesdon Alexandre' Harris, Dinh Van Nguyen, Binh Kien Thai
  • Patent number: 9185975
    Abstract: A modular storage system and method, a module and a method of making the same include a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the top panel and bottom panel comprising first and second opposed edges, and first and second side members. Each of the first and second side members comprises: a top edge and a bottom edge, the top edges of the first and second side members being attached to the opposed edges of the top panel, and the bottom edges of the first and second side members being attached to the opposed edges of the bottom panel; and a longitudinal attachment feature running along a length of the side member along a longitudinal axis of the side member, longitudinal attachment features of first and second modules enabling coupling together of the first and second modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: UltraFrame Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Barrett W. Franklin
  • Patent number: 9185974
    Abstract: A furniture assembly comprising a first frame structure having front and rear portions and including at least a first leg member and a first rail member supported by the at least a first leg member where the first rail member has a first length dimension, second rail member supported by the at least a second leg member spaced apart from the first rail member wherein an assembly space includes the space between the first and second rail members, a first furniture sub-assembly having first and second ends, having a first depth dimension and a second furniture sub-assembly having first and second ends, a second depth dimension, wherein the combined first and second depth dimensions are less than the first length dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Kirt Martin, David C. Eberlein, Fredric Biddle
  • Patent number: 9138054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a household built-in appliance, which is configured to be built into a recess and has an exterior housing, the exterior housing having an exterior width, which has a non-even measurement in inches, its number before the decimal point being 17 or 23 and its portion after the decimal point being smaller than or equal to 0.5. The invention also relates to an apparatus with a recess and a plurality of built-in appliances, as well as a method for fitting built-in appliances into a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BSH HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Görz
  • Patent number: 9139331
    Abstract: A storage assembly is provided that includes plural bins having registering vertical dovetail slots. Connecting rods having reverse expanding dovetail formations are used to slide into the registering vertical dovetail slots of the side-by-side bins to fix the side-by-side bins together. The same dovetail slots on the bins can be used to mount accessories such as golf bag retainers, baseball bat racks, storage bins or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Tavolino
  • Patent number: 9101212
    Abstract: Storage volume having a cubical housing with an interior space and walls, whereby at least the front wall is provided with an opening, and whereby at least the side walls are provided with a coupling on their outward facing sides, which are made in such a way that they allow such storage volumes to be coupled, either with both their front walls in the same plane, or with the front wall of one of the storage volumes in the same plane as the rear wall of the other storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: THE CHILLAFISH COMPANY NV
    Inventor: Sebastian De Roeck
  • Patent number: 9007517
    Abstract: An imaging module is provided with: a front case, in which a lens unit is mounted on a side of the subject to be imaged; a back case, which is attached to the front case and seals an imaging substrate in an inside space formed with the front case; and a bracket attached to the back case, and the back case is attached to the front case by case a case fastening screw that is screwed into a screw hole and a case screw-fastening through-hole, and the positioning protrusion 5a is inserted into the case screw-fastening through-hole, so that the back case is positioned on the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Koshiba
  • Patent number: 8976515
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for an optimizable rack solution is presented. The system and method is directed to an optimizable rack that includes a frame. The frame has both a primary portion and a detachable portion. The primary portion may contain a primary enclosure and the detachable portion may container a secondary enclosure. Each of the primary enclosure and secondary enclosure are sized to hold a plurality of computing systems. Detaching the detachable portion of the frame both reduces the size and computing systems capacity of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ty Schmitt, Mark M. Bailey, Anthony Middleton, Edmond Bailey, Laurent Regimbal, Tyler Duncan
  • Patent number: 8967738
    Abstract: A modular storage system (240, 300) is described. A module (10) includes a back panel (12), a left and a right side panel (14a, 14b), and a top and a bottom panel (16). The side panels (14a, 14b,) have a substantially flat outer side and a ridged inner side comprised of alternating evenly spaced pins (18) and tails (20). Multiple modules (10) are connected to each other through various connector means (35, 37, 40) that slidably insert into the tails (20) of the side panels (14a, 14b). Various storage inserts (201, 209, 212, 219, 230, 252) are slidably insertable into the tails 20 of the side panels (14a, 14b). The configuration of the modules (10) and the inserts (201, 209, 212, 219, 230, 252) are customizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Gaynell Blase
  • Patent number: 8955928
    Abstract: A joining connector is provided which can be fitted by the turning part of the frame bar of the shelf board. The joining connector includes a base plate having inner and outer sides. Recessed joining parts are formed on the outer side and define a vertical and a horizontal wall. The vertical wall and horizontal wall can match the outer edge of the turning part of the frame bar. Limiting projections are formed on the outer side of the base plate in a preset concrete shape, and located on a position between but spaced from the vertical and horizontal walls of the recessed joining part, so that the turning part of the frame bar can be pushed and fitted into the recessed joining part from the direction of the outer side of the base plate, and the limiting projection can correspondingly limit the inner edge of the turning part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Donido Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150015128
    Abstract: The present application provides a system that includes a storage container system, at least one additional element, and one or more connector members for connecting the at least one additional element and the storage container system. The storage container system includes a drawer sleeve and a storage box slideably received in the drawer sleeve. The at least one additional element is selected from the group consisting of a second said storage container system, an exterior panel, or a bottom support panel. Each connector member includes a U-shaped body having spaced-apart first and second members for receiving portions of walls of the at least one additional element and the drawer sleeve of the storage container system therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tai Hoon Matlin, Shawn Applegate
  • Patent number: 8926030
    Abstract: An electrical switchgear cabinet is includes two side wall parts and a respective cover and base wall part. The wall parts are in each case integrally connected to one another, and form a rectangular frame which can be connected to a rear face and to a front face. Each side wall part and each cover or base wall part is angled along its outer edges so as to form a box-like shape. The angled edges are integrally connected to one another at the abutment points with adjacent angled outer edges and form a corner profile at each frame corner. As a result, it is possible for a connecting profile to be connected to the corner profile in each case. A switchgear cabinet connecting profile of the abovementioned type for connecting at least two switchgear cabinets (e.g., in a force-fitting manner) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventor: Michael Roth
  • Publication number: 20140375181
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting articles between working locations is provided. The apparatus includes wheels mounted towards the bottom of the apparatus for rotation about an axis to provide rolling support for the apparatus and a manually engageable pulling handle. The pulling handle and the ground engaging wheels are arranged to enable a user to manually pull the pulling handle generally rearwardly so as to tilt the apparatus rearwardly to a tilted rolling movement position, thereby enabling the user to roll the apparatus to a desired location by pushing or pulling the pulling handle in a desired direction. The apparatus also includes a frame and at least one or more mount structures adjustably connected to the frame. The apparatus further includes a plurality of containers connected to the mount structures, where at least one of the containers are of a different configuration from another one of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski, Yosi Sabbag, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Publication number: 20140339969
    Abstract: Modular system (2) comprising at least two modules (1), said modules comprising a shelf top panel (3) and an oppositely placed shelf bottom panel (4), said two panels being mutually connected by a first shelf side panel (5) and an oppositely placed second shelf side panel (6) for providing a box-shaped module (1). Said module (1) comprises positioning means 89) adapted to position one module (1) to a second module (1), and the modular system (2) also comprises at least one extension panel (8), said extension panel (8) comprising fastening means adapted to engage with the positioning means, whereby the extension panel is secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HDN HOLDINGS APS
    Inventor: Jorgen Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140292164
    Abstract: A system for the modular construction of counters, including at least two modules. Arranged on each of the two sides of each module is a post, which is able to bear the components of the module, such as furniture elements and/or which defines the module. Each post has at least two part profiles, specifically one right and one left part profile. These can be co-located so as to create an optical unit. At their upper end, the part profiles can be fixed together via at least one upper closure. Various modules differing from each other in shape, size or ground area, have the same part profiles. All right and all left part profiles are structured identically to one another and are preferably installed mirror-inverted to one another. Hereby, each post in the system has the same thickness, regardless of the shape and size of the modules used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Vieler International GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Franz Kallos
  • Publication number: 20140265754
    Abstract: A display case that includes a body having a first end and a second end and a cavity extending through the body from the first end to the second end, the cavity configured to receive at least one display item therein, such as a model train, and a pair of end caps attached to respective ends of the body and each include an attachment device to removably couple the display case to adjoining display cases. The display cases have different lengths and are attachable to any one of the other display cases. An elevator system is provided having at least one elevator device configured to move display cases. The display system is operable between an expanded state and a collapsed state. The display system has a track attached to distal ends of at least three members. The track and members are collectively collapsible between the expanded and collapsed states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Royal Patterson
  • Publication number: 20140225484
    Abstract: Storage volume having a cubical housing with an interior space and walls, whereby at least the front wall is provided with an opening, and whereby at least the side walls are provided with a coupling on their outward facing sides, which are made in such a way that they allow such storage volumes to be coupled, either with both their front walls in the same plane, or with the front wall of one of the storage volumes in the same plane as the rear wall of the other storage volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: THE CHILLAFISH COMPANY NV
    Inventor: Sebastian De Roeck
  • Patent number: 8783798
    Abstract: A cabinet framework includes a front door frame, a rear door frame, and depth components. The front door frame consists of four first section bars connected end to end. The first section bars are connected by two-way components which includes two sockets with insertion directions perpendicular to each other. The first section bar is a rectangular hollow beam formed by folding a rectangular sheet and is connected to the two-way component by insertion at the socket. The rectangular sheet includes a first edge and a second edge connected together. The first edge wraps around the second edge to form a flange which has multiple rectangular through holes. The rectangular through holes are step holes. The diameter of the holes on the first edge is greater than that on the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140145567
    Abstract: A small-scale/miniaturized display locker sized and configured to be a scaled version of a full-sized professional, collegiate or other sports locker where an athlete would display or store his/her uniform and equipment. The scaled nature of the display locker allows a fan of the corresponding team or player to show his/her support by placing the display locker on a desk, shelf, credenza or mounting on a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: JOHN FREDERICK ALDRICH, PELLE JOHANSSON
  • Patent number: 8733851
    Abstract: A modular furniture system is provided. The system includes surface members, junctions, and connectors. Each connector has two engagement portions. The surface members and junctions each include one or more channels for receiving a connector, the channels are shaped to slidingly attach with an engagement portion of a connector. The channels are positioned so that the connectors being used to interconnect a surface member to a junction or a surface member to another surface member to assemble the modular furniture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: David W. Lee
  • Patent number: 8720016
    Abstract: A clip for releasably securing a panel to a support, including a socket member, and a ball member. The socket member includes a base having a bore positioned at a center point of the base and a collar located around the bore, the collar being partitioned into segment walls separated by gaps. The ball member includes a base having a collar positioned around the center and a cylindrical pillar with a spherical member projecting from a top surface of the base at a generally perpendicular angle to the base. The spherical member of the cylindrical pillar is pushed through the collar of the socket member, causing the segment walls to flex back to allow the spherical member to emerge from above the segment walls and the pillar to be encircled by the segment walls when the segment walls flex back to their original position, resulting in a secure snap fit engagement of the ball and socket members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Dominic Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 8714355
    Abstract: A container system includes a plurality of containers, a plurality of container receiving regions, a plurality of base unit latches, and a base unit. Each base unit latch is arranged to latch an associated one of the containers at least partially within an associated one of the container receiving regions. The containers may be transported separately from the base unit, and may be used to store tools and other accessories. In one embodiment of the container system, each base unit latch comprises a resilient latch member connected to the base unit. The resilient latch member is biased into a lock position to engage a lock engagement portion on an associated one of the containers. The resilient latch member may be movable against the bias to a release position wherein the associated container is able to be removed from the associated container receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 8708433
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 8672426
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus having a stacking structure. The clothes treating apparatus includes upper and lower clothes treating apparatuses each having a cabinet and legs installed below the cabinet, wherein leg accommodation portions for accommodating the legs of the upper clothes treating apparatus are formed on an upper surface of the cabinet of the lower clothes treating apparatus, and the upper and lower clothes treating apparatuses are fixed to each other as the legs are insertion-fixed to the leg accommodation portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Namyeong Heo