Mask Or Screen Type Patents (Class 312/210)
  • Patent number: 10240856
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a cabinet configured to form a storage compartment; a rear panel configured to form a rear wall of the storage compartment and have a cooling air outlet hole for discharging cooling air toward the storage compartment; a fan housing configured to couple to the rear panel and install a fan for generating a circulation of the cooling air therein; an outlet port configured to be formed in the fan housing and discharging the cooling air supplied by the drive of the fan; and a drawer configured to be withdrawn forward from an inside of the storage compartment. The drawer may include a drawer main body configured to form a storage space; a divider provided movably in the interior of the drawer main body and partitioning the storage space into a first space part and a second space part; and a sealer device configured to be provided on at least one side of the divider and sealing the first and second space parts each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ahreum Park, Younseok Lee, Junsoo Han, Yongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10125479
    Abstract: A P-trap plumbing connection is positioned within a housing and a method of installation involves mounting the housing either on a wall or within a wall. When this method is used the space below a sink or inside a cabinet is no longer occupied to the same degree by the p-trap and drain piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: George N. Gogoulis
  • Patent number: 9535407
    Abstract: An intelligent total air climate conditioner (iTACC) that includes an optically programmed adaptive system controller in electrical communication with at least one sensor and at least one fan motor that is capable adaptive operation of the fan motor based input signals from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Ormonde George Durham, Ormonde Ethan Durham, Francis C. Fischer, Edward E. Lakata
  • Patent number: 8905229
    Abstract: A CPAP mask storage apparatus having a first storage compartment that is hermetically sealed so as to substantially isolate the CPAP mask stored therein from airborne particles. The CPAP mask storage device includes a first panel and a second panel operable to provide access to the interior volume of the first compartment. The first panel and the second panel are configured to have adjacent longitudinal edges having semi-annular cutouts forming an aperture to accept an oxygen supply tube therethrough when the first panel and the second panel are in a closed position. The CPAP mask storage apparatus further includes a second container having a disinfecting liquid stored therein operable to disinfect the CPAP mask. A third compartment is contiguously formed with the first compartment and is operable to receive and store CPAP mask accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tracy Lane
  • Patent number: 7921683
    Abstract: The locking container is a selectively lockable container for the storage of used cooking oil and the like. The locking container includes a reservoir and both front and side locking mechanisms. The front and side locking mechanisms selectively retain a screen within the reservoir. The container is adapted for the disposal of oils, solvents, acids and various other liquid wastes. The pair of locking mechanisms allow access for storing the liquid waste in the container, but prevent unauthorized removal of the liquid waste. The container includes a lid to cover the screen, with the lid being secured by the front locking mechanism. The side locking mechanism locks the screen to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Charles E. Largay, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080272675
    Abstract: A netting assembly includes a netting panel sized to span at least a majority of a shelving assembly's storage space. An adjusting member is capable of being positioned in three configurations and is operatively connected to the netting panel proximate at least two spaced apart portions of the adjusting member. The adjusting member is operatively connected to the netting panel such that gaps are created between the adjusting member and the netting panel proximate between the at least two spaced apart portions when the adjusting member is in the first and second configurations. The netting panel has a first size when the adjusting member is in the first configuration and is expandable to a second size when the adjusting member is in the third configuration. The netting panel is adjustable in size between the first size and the second size, and the adjusting member tensions the netting panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: David S. Denny
  • Patent number: 5655462
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a free edge of a security cover relative to a free edge of a finery case containing jewelry, precious metals and the like. The apparatus includes an elongate coupling member having first and second open channels formed therein. The free edge of the security cover is fastened within the first open channel. An elongate locking channel includes an elongate coupling edge and a J-shaped cross section, with the coupling edge fastened within the second open channel of the coupling member. The second open channel of the coupling member and the coupling edge of the locking channel include correspondingly-shaped cross sections having corners to enable the coupling edge to interlock within the coupling member. The locking channel is configured and dimensioned to interlock around the free edge of the finery case when the cover is placed against a sidewall of the case and further secured relative to the case, to thereby secure the free edge of the cover relative to the free edge of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: John L. Holler
  • Patent number: 5622121
    Abstract: A protective cover for finery cases containing jewelry, precious metals and the like. The cover is made of nontransparent plastic sheets which are hinged together. A J-shaped channel is disposed on the free edge of one of the sheets for interlocking around a lower lip of a jewelry case. The plastic sheets correspond in size to the walls of the jewelry case to permit the sheets to hingedly extend around the edge corners of the case so that each plastic sheet is coextensive with and covers an outer glass-paneled wall of the case. The free edge of the cover opposite the J-shaped channel is locked to the case to prevent removal of the cover, which renders the case nontransparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventor: John L. Holler
  • Patent number: 5605056
    Abstract: A portable cooler for use with fish bait, as well as food and beverage, includes a housing having an insulated bottom, side walls, and a pivotal top hinged to one of the side walls. There is a support positioned within the housing with the support having side walls and a bottom. There is a space for ice defined between a plurality of the housing side walls and a plurality of the support side walls. There are a plurality of drawers movable in the support and accessible from outside of one of the housing side walls. Each drawer includes a front, side walls, and a bottom, at least one of the drawers having a grate supported on the side walls above the drawer bottom, the space beneath the grate and above the drawer bottom providing a container for ice to cool articles positioned on the grate, but to keep the articles spaced from the ice positioned beneath the grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Cooler Ideas, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert C. Brown, Matthew K. Starling
  • Patent number: 4811996
    Abstract: A decorative display and storage case for attractively displaying and protectively storing earrings of the type for pierced ears has a base and an enclosure formed by four upstanding walls with at least one of the walls being transparent for permitting viewing of the contents of the enclosure. A plurality of display frames having plastic mesh screens positioned therein which screens have openings adapted to accommodate the wire prong element of earrings for pierced ears are mounted in the enclosure in aligned slots in two of the walls which are in a face-to-face relationship. The slots slidably receive and retain the display frames until the frames are slidably removed therefrom. A cover is positioned on top of the walls for closing the case. A mirror may be mounted on the inside surface of the cover which when held at an angle provides the viewer with a different view of the frames in the case to aid the selection of the frame carrying the set of earrings desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Inventor: Maria Hansson
  • Patent number: 4804877
    Abstract: Protective covers for elevated display cases having multiple faces including at least one glass face, for example, a jewelry display case. The protective covers include a plurality of panels of a non-frangible, rigid material. The panels are of a size and shape sufficient to cover the glass faces of the display case. The panels are joined together, one edge, by a plurality of hinge assemblies. Since each panel is attached to the joining panel by a hinge assembly, the protective cover is foldable such the panels lie in approximately parallel planes. The cover, when unfolded is comprised of one or more columns and one or more rows of the panels, depending on the size and shape of the display case being protected. The ends of each row or column of two or more panels have latching members attached thereto. These latching members are compatible with latching assemblies attached to the display case to affix the protective cover to the display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Harwood Protection Industries Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Harwood
  • Patent number: 4572596
    Abstract: A U-shaped cabinet shroud for a front-serviceable appliance is provided with overbent side walls which are forced outwardly by guide pins on a stationary back wall of such appliance as the shroud is positioned onto a base member and the rear wall of the appliance resulting in a tight, secure fit of the shroud to the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Weir, Dean R. Sommerfeld
  • Patent number: 4561704
    Abstract: An ATM enclosure comprising a hollow cabinet having front, back and first and second side walls. The back wall of the cabinet has an access door provided therein to enable the servicing the electronic components therein. The cabinet is supported on a supporting surface such as a floor and is adapted to be pivoted about one of its front corners so that the enclosure may be pivoted whereby the back wall and the access door therein is positioned in a convenient manner for servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: JBA Company
    Inventor: Charles L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4509805
    Abstract: An enclosed shelving having a top shelf supported above a bottom shelf with each of the shelves including a peripheral lip, the enclosure having an open wire construction including side and rear panels provided with retaining fingers extending at the upper and lower ends thereof to engage the peripheral lip of the shelves, thereby retaining the panels in place. The fingers are offset with respect to the panels, with the extent of offset of the fingers alternating between a greater and lesser degree of offset to thereby straddle the peripheral shelf lip and retain the panels in place. A pair of front door panels are hinged to the side panels and are provided with a latching mechanism whereby the enclosed shelving can be used for security purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: Metropolitan Wire Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Welsch, John J. Chapko, Robert J. Carver
  • Patent number: 4482195
    Abstract: First and second major components are folded into a compact knock-down condition for storage and shipment and may be quickly and easily erected and assembled to form a rigid caselike article of furniture. The first major component includes a rectangular front panel with drawer openings and a pair of rectangular end panels hingedly connected to opposed side edges of the front panel so that the end panels may be positioned in an inwardly folded compact position when in kit form and may be unfolded to a position at right angles to the front panel in preparation for assembly. The second major component of the kit includes a rectangular rear panel and a rectangular top panel hingedly connected to the upper side edge of the rear panel so that the top panel may be positioned in an inwardly folded compact position against the rear panel when in kit form and may be unfolded to a position at right angles to the rear panel in preparation for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Inventor: Richard M. Chapin
  • Patent number: 4268098
    Abstract: In a front-serviceable appliance having a base frame supporting internal components, the base frame having a front member and side members and a rear panel attached thereto, a removable cabinet has a front bottom flange overlapping and extending beneath the front base frame member, and receptacles for receiving upwardly extending tabs from the side members to position the cabinet with respect to the base. The cabinet is held in position on the base by a pair of spring clips engaging the rear panel and each having a portion abutting a top of the cabinet and curved portions extending into the cabinet through aligned slots in the top thereof to maintain a spring tension. The cabinet is thus retained without the use of screws and its removal does not impair the functional operation of the internal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Kretchman, Robert M. Weir
  • Patent number: 4134624
    Abstract: A framing unit is provided for holding together a plurality of rectangular structures placed side by side, such as vending machines, so that they form a monolithic unit. At the same time the unit provides a decorative surround and conceals the fact that the units are not of uniform height. The unit consists of two end panels which are big enough to cover the ends, a top cross member to which the end panels are fastened, an intervening spacer member between each two adjacent structures also fastened to the top cross member, and a depending front member that conceals the top edges and presents a uniform top edge. The front member is hinged to the top cross member so that it can be lifted from the depending position to one in which it is clear of the structure fronts and will not block opening of the front doors of the structures when these reach to the top edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: Moyer Diebel Limited
    Inventor: Jay B. S. Moyer
  • Patent number: 4128287
    Abstract: A household appliance such as a dishwasher, washing machine, stove and the like, with a base setback on the front thereof, in which the facing of the base setback is constructed from two wall plates, each of which may be shortened to a desired width. One of the wall plates extends in the plane of the front side of the appliance while the other wall plate is fastened to a lower edge zone of the first plate. The second wall plate extends parallel to the base of the appliance with its edge facing from the front resting against a base plate movable horizontally of the appliance. This permits varying the depth and height of a base setback of an appliance in a simple efficient manner to match the base setback of adjacent cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: Bosch-Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Friedhelm H. Loch, Hans Mailander, Heinz Riemath, Richard Schmid, Ernst Stickel
  • Patent number: 4116507
    Abstract: A bookshelf unit has a pair of parallel sides spaced from each other, a distance greater than the length of a heating system radiator. The sides have a width greater than the width of the radiator. A plurality of book shelves extend between, and are supported by, the sides in spaced parallel relation. A cover panel removably mounted in the bookshelf unit covers the area between the sides and the lowermost bookshelf and thereby covers the radiator and permits a free flow of air while obstructing a view of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Marusiak, Jr.