Foraminous Exterior Wall Patents (Class 312/213)
  • Patent number: 9655284
    Abstract: A modular fan assembly for use in a multi-device storage enclosure. In some embodiments, the fan assembly has a rigid open frame with opposing first and second ends. A first fan is connected to the first end and a second fan is connected to the second end. The first and second fans are configured to establish a fluidic airflow through the frame. An airflow diverter positioned in an intermediate portion of the frame between the first and second ends divert at least a portion of the fluidic airflow through a first aperture of the frame to cool an active element outside the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gray Daniel Milligan, Anthony John Pronozuk
  • Patent number: 9620937
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure apparatus includes a protective apparatus that permits forced-air cooling of the interior of the enclosure while resisting structures that are within in the interior from being blown out of the electrical enclosure as a result of an arc event or other event. The protective apparatus includes a flow apparatus formed from one or more blocks of ceramic material having formed therein a plurality of elongated flow channels. The flow apparatus is supported inside a duct with the use of a support apparatus. The ceramic material from which the flow apparatus is formed is configured to withstand the heat that may be experienced in an arc event and is additionally configured to be sufficiently rigid and tough to retain within the duct any structures within the enclosure from being blown out of the protective apparatus, thereby protecting personnel who may be in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wesley Byron Johnson, Jon Christopher Beaver
  • Patent number: 9604259
    Abstract: The modular parcel terminal according to the present invention has been built from modules comprising outward moving open-topped compartments and compartments with doors and the console module. The outward moving open-topped compartments have been located in the parcel terminal in such a pattern that would allow achieving the maximum capacity of the parcel terminal and that it would be comfortable and safe for the user to enter and retrieve parcels, postal packages, storable items at the parcel terminal. The modules of the parcel terminal have been built in such a way that allows them to be connected with each other according to the need of storage space in a particular parcel terminal exploitation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cleveron Ltd
    Inventors: Remi Lossov, Lauri Hirvesaar, Indrek Pettai
  • Patent number: 9351589
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a cabinet, a door movably mounted to the cabinet, and a limiting block rotatably mounted to the door. The cabinet includes a first side plate. The door defines a limiting slot. The door is movable relative to the cabinet between a closed position and an open position. When the door is located in the closed position, the door is substantially perpendicular to the first side plate and covers the cabinet. When the door is located in the open position, the door is substantially parallel to the first side plate, and the limiting block is engaged in the limiting slot, which prevents the door from dropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Wen Yeh, Zhi-Jian Peng, Yang Xiao
  • Patent number: 9295173
    Abstract: A casing for electrical equipment has a drip-proof structure and includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate has a plurality of first openings and a plurality of tongue-shaped louvers disposed in the respective first openings. Each louver has a lower end continuous to the first plate. The upper end side of each louver is folded to a back side of the first plate, The second plate is disposed on a front of the first plate. The second plate has a plurality of second openings each having a smaller area than each first opening. The first and second plates are overlapped with each other so that the first and second openings communicate with each other, forming a louver structure. The first and second plates are coated in the overlapped state with a result that a gap between them is filled with a paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Schneider Inverter Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Hotta
  • Patent number: 9017154
    Abstract: A chassis and rack system is disclosed in which a chassis separated into two separate enclosures by a central partition. Each of the enclosures is sized to receive a computer system. The partition includes a pair of vertically oriented vents, with each of the vents in fluid communication with one of the enclosures and the computer system contained therein. Heated air is removed from each computer system through the vent in the partition that is associated with the computer system. Multiple chassis may be placed one atop another in a vertical configuration in which each chassis is either directly above or directly below another chassis. In this vertical configuration, the vents form a vertically oriented common plenum that can be used to evacuate air from multiple chassis arranged in a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David L. Moss, Shawn P. Hoss
  • 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: 8820864
    Abstract: An appliance that includes a storage compartment includes either a drawer or a wire basket located in the storage compartment, a handle, and a trim portion. The drawer or basket stores at least one item and the drawer is movable relative to the storage compartment. The handle is snappingly secured to a peripheral edge of the drawer or basket. The trim portion is snappingly secured to at least one edge of the drawer or basket where the trim portion is secured independently of the handle. In another example, a humidity control device is located on the drawer and controls the humidity within the interior portion of the drawer. A knob that controls the humidity control device is received through a cutout in the trim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Crookshanks, Charles D. Baker, Richard Brian Moulder, Paul D. Miller, Greg Wade
  • Patent number: 8714666
    Abstract: A casing in which a module substrate is to be enclosed, the casing includes a rail portion that slidably supports the module substrate, and a shutter portion provided so as to open and close an opening for ventilation. The casing includes a pin portion that is provided in the rail portion and contacts an edge of the module substrate while the module substrate is supported by the rail portion. The casing includes a link mechanism that allows the shutter portion to move in accordance with the moving distance of the pin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kazuo Nagahori
  • Patent number: 8634193
    Abstract: An air cooled switching unit for a motor drive includes a forced air cooling chamber and a convective cooling chamber separate from the forced air cooling chamber. An exhaust port of the forced cooling chamber is configured to direct exhaust air across an outlet of the convective cooling chamber to induce an increased air flow through the convective cooling chamber thereby increasing the cooling capacity of the convective cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Zhou, John A. Balcerak, Craig R. Winterhalter
  • Publication number: 20140009046
    Abstract: A cabinet includes two opposite sidewalls and a roll door apparatus. Each sidewall longitudinally defines a number of cutouts. The roll door apparatus includes a first pole rotatably mounted between tops of the sidewalls, a roll door reeled about the first pole. The roll door has a first end mounted to the pole, and a second end opposite to the first end. A fixing piece extends from the second end of the roll door. Opposite ends of the fixing piece are engaged in two of the cutouts of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SZU-WEI KUO
  • Publication number: 20130200762
    Abstract: A compact, portable beverage locker is designed to securely accommodate both beverage bottles and/or cans via the positioning of two hinging panels in the top of the locker, allowing the locker to be constructed at the very minimum height to accomplish lockably securing the beverage containers therein. A grated and rust proof construction allows the locker to be submerged in a cooler or water bath, simply self-draining upon removal. When stored in a refrigerator, a retention lip around the base catches condensation from its contents, avoiding water damage to items stored within close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Schleicher
  • Patent number: 8231737
    Abstract: A dish washer/dryer includes a washing tub for accommodating an object to be washed, a washing section for washing the object to be washed, a heater for heating washing water, an exhaust port for discharging moisture inside the washing tub, an air blower for blowing outside-air, a mixing section disposed at an upstream side of the exhaust port and mixing the outside-air with washing-tub-inside-air, and an air volume distribution section for changing the feeding ratio of outside-air into the washing tub and the mixing section. This configuration provides a dish washer/dryer, in which a sufficient amount of outside-air is mixed with exhaust air in the washing tub so as to promote the temperature reduction of the exhaust air and the reduction of the moisture content in the exhaust air during drying operation, thereby enhancing the comfort of the exhaust air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Iwanaga, Tsuyoshi Inada, Keiji Ishikawa, Noriyoshi Matoba
  • Patent number: 8218309
    Abstract: A hard disk backplane structure includes a main body and an additional board. The hard disk backplane structure includes a first side surface and second side surface adjacent to the first side surface and a backplane connector. The additional board includes a receptacle for connection with an additional electrical component. A hard disk cooling assembly using the hard disk backplane structure is also provided in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zeu-Chia Tan
  • Publication number: 20110115346
    Abstract: An organizer/storage system that mounts on top of a computer workstation for storage of office supplies, devices, or files that makes efficient use of the available space above, or on one or both sides of the computer workstation. The organizer/storage system includes a top platform and side panels, and may include back and bottom panels with interlocking closure systems, and slide-in shelves with optional drawers. Optional cutouts in the side panels allow airflow to cool the computer, and optional cutouts in the back panels permit connection of conduit or electrical wires. When adaptive fasteners are used for attachment to the computer workstation, the height of the organizer/storage system may be adjusted. Exterior side shelves may be attached to one or both of the side panels to permit storage of a greater variety of objects. The organizer/storage system may be made from a single sheet of suitable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Pavel Bielecki
  • Publication number: 20110085300
    Abstract: A communications cabinet includes a housing defining a location for mounting communications equipment, the housing having a wall formed of a first material with a first penetration resistance, a vent opening in the wall, and a door. At least one plate of material having a second penetration resistance greater than or about equal to the first penetration resistance is mounted between the vent opening and the location for mounting the communications equipment, and the plate is positioned to stop projectiles larger than a given size from traveling in a straight line from the at least one vent opening to the location for mounting communication equipment while leaving an airflow path from the vent opening to the location for mounting the communications equipment that passes around at least one edge of the plate of material through a gap between the at least one plate and the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar SIVANANDAN, Alan James SKREPCINSKI, Walter Mark HENDRIX, Mark George SPAULDING
  • Publication number: 20110074256
    Abstract: A locker array apparatus includes a cabinet including a storage region, a plurality of air inlets of the storage region formed in an inlet portion of the cabinet, and a plurality of air outlets of the storage region formed in an outlet portion of the cabinet, the outlet portion being distal from the inlet portion and the storage region having a volume configured to contain at least one set of firefighter turnout gear, an airflow apparatus configured to generate an airflow, and a plenum in communication from the airflow apparatus to the plurality of air inlets to direct the airflow into the storage region through the plurality of air inlets, the plenum being separate from the storage region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: MANASEK ACQUISITION COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: William D. Boice
  • Publication number: 20110037267
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet for a wind turbine has a cabinet housing with a ventilation hole defined therein. A fan is disposed in the cabinet housing and supported on the cabinet housing so as to be disposed in front of or in the ventilation hole. A circumferential coaming is disposed on the outer side of the cabinet housing surrounding the ventilation hole. A pan-shaped cover has a closed front and a rim. The cover is disposed over the coaming with the rim extending around the coaming. The cover is spaced from the coaming so as to define at least one air-permeable connection between the fan and the surroundings of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Hermann Kestermann, Cathrin Zwartjes
  • Publication number: 20110025174
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a front panel having a ventilation area. The disclosure provides a fan mounting apparatus. The fan mounting apparatus is mounted on an inner wall of the front panel. The fan mounting apparatus includes four mounting frames respectively mounted on four cover of the ventilation area of the front panel. A number of screw holes are defined in the four mounting frames for mounting a plurality of types of fans. The fan mounting apparatus further includes four first blocking beams each interference fitted into the two top ends of two corresponding mounting frames and four second blocking beams each embed in a corresponding first blocking beam, and capable of being slid in the corresponding first blocking beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Publication number: 20110012481
    Abstract: A furniture unit including a compartment that contains and conceals a subwoofer, wherein the compartment has vent openings that allow air and sound to pass freely between the subwoofer compartment and the outside of the furniture unit while concealing the subwoofer from the view of a person sitting within a typical viewing angle of a television that is placed on top of the furniture unit or mounted on the wall above the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: BECKER DESIGNED, INC.
    Inventors: William M. Becker, Matthew Weatherly
  • Publication number: 20110012482
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a rear plate. The rear plate defines a plurality of ventilation holes therein. A first rib, a second rib and a third rib is located on the rear plate. The first rib surrounds the ventilation holes. The third rib surrounds the first and second ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, WEI-YONG MA
  • Publication number: 20110001404
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a swivel having a first flange with a first pivot on one side of a swivel pivot, and a second flange with a second pivot on an opposite side of the swivel pivot, and first, second, third and fourth rods. The first and second rods are each pivotally attached at a respective first end to the first pivot and extend outwardly therefrom. The third and fourth rods are each pivotally attached at a respective first end to the second pivot and extend outwardly therefrom. The first and third rods are respectively pivotable about the first and second pivots in a first plane, and the second and fourth rods are respectively pivotable about the first and second pivots in a second plane, wherein the first plane is parallel to the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: THE DURHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jerel Richard Lear, John R. Cunningham, Richard F. Hill
  • 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: 20100259139
    Abstract: A portable locker appartus is disclosed comprising four rigid side wall structures, a rigid back wall structure and a rigid door structure with a locking mechanism that allows the apparatus to be secured by its user while allowing substantial airflow into and through the locker apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Alan Tussy
  • Publication number: 20100172092
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure system with a side-to-side airflow control system includes an enclosure, having a front, a rear, a top, a bottom and two sides, and a side-to-side airflow control system. The airflow control system includes a side wall disposed adjacent one side of the enclosure, and a manifold disposed adjacent the other side of the enclosure. Electronic equipment having a front, a rear, a top, a bottom and two sides is disposed between the side wall and the manifold. Cooling air is routed into a first of the two sides of the electronic equipment, and heated exhaust air is routed out of a second side of the two sides of the electronic equipment and into the manifold. The side wall prevents the heated exhaust air from mixing with the cooling air at the first side of the electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Keith DAVIS, Samuel RODRIGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20100096962
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a switchgear apparatus. More particularly, the invention encompasses an electrical insulation barrier having knock-out features for a switchgear apparatus. The present invention also relates to enclosures for switchgear, panel boards, circuit breakers, and more particularly to an enclosure for low voltage switchgear and switchboard assemblies. The enclosure can be a walk-in type enclosure or a non-walk-in type enclosure. This invention further provides a rear barrier for switchgear vertical (section) bus insulation assembly. The rear barrier is made from a brittle material, such as, for example, a thermoset insulating material, a glass reinforced polyester laminate (GPO-2 or GPO-3) material, and has a plurality of knock-out pass-through-openings for the bus bars and other hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Rajvanshi, Jason Parkerson, Thomas Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7667965
    Abstract: An acoustically absorptive panel is provided configured to reside above multiple electronics racks disposed in a row within a data center. The acoustically absorptive panel is configured to extend a height above the multiple electronics racks sufficient to at least partially block hot air recirculation from one or more air outlet sides of the multiple electronics racks to one or more air inlet sides of the electronics racks. The acoustically absorptive panel includes an acoustically absorptive material selected to attenuate noise, and in one embodiment, includes printed material on at least one side thereof related to one or more of the multiple electronics racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew A. Nobile
  • Publication number: 20090289532
    Abstract: A modular structure of a storage device applied in a network attached storage (NAS) system includes: a control device, having a system board, and the system board having a positioning board and a positioning space; a storage device, installed on the positioning space of the system board, and having a shock-resisting element sheathed onto the storage device; a casing, covered onto the storage device, and having a connecting device disposed on the casing; and a ventilating device, covered on an external side of the casing, and having a ventilation body and a ventilation passage interconnected with each other, and a ventilation opening disposed at an end of the ventilation passage. The storage device can be expanded by a modular design, and the invention can achieve better shock resisting and heat dissipating effects of the storage device, so as to enhance the stability, safety and competitiveness of the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: ACCUSYS. INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Min Chou
  • Publication number: 20090219679
    Abstract: A fire resistant and water resistant enclosure for an operable computer digital data storage device is provided. The enclosure has walls made of gypsum or concrete and, in one embodiment, has two small ventilation openings which remain open during normal operation of the digital data storage device and during the presence of fire. This embodiment has no moving parts. In the presence of fire, air and superheated steam from inside the enclosure expand and flow outwardly through the ventilation passageways. As those gases flow outwardly, they simultaneously block or prevent the transfer of heat from the exterior fire inwardly through those passageways. A water resistant pouch or coating surrounding the storage device prevents damage from flood, water, steam generated by the insulation or smoke from passing through said passageways and damaging the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Robby Jay Moore, Brooks Ira Davis
  • Publication number: 20090180846
    Abstract: A work cabinet with a work chamber that contains, on a temporary basis, a material being worked upon has a transfer opening connecting the work chamber with an ambient space of the cabinet. The transfer opening permits access to the worked material and gives access to the work chamber. A connected ventilating device provides a lower-than-ambient pressure in the work chamber. The work cabinet further has a printer transfer opening for connecting the work chamber to the delivery outlet for the printed output of a printer that is set up in the vicinity of the work cabinet. The delivery outlet for the printer output may reach through the printer transfer opening into the work chamber or it may merely adjoin the printer transfer opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventor: Bruno Nufer
  • Patent number: 6932443
    Abstract: A cabinet and associated method are provided for storage of electrical components. In one embodiment, the cabinet includes a chamber including a number of side walls and a top cap and a canted ceiling formed by the top cap. A first overhang portion is defined by a wide end of the top cap and a second overhang portion is defined by a narrow end of the top cap. A number of first air flow openings are located in the first overhang portion and a number of second air flow openings are located in the second overhang portion. The elevation of at least one of the first air flow openings is at least as great as an elevation of the second air flow openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Multipower, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Kaplan, Brian Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6886895
    Abstract: A security locker for expensive and/or confidential computer equipment, such as servers and the like. The security locker includes four side walls, a ceiling assembly, and a floor. One of the side walls includes at least one door to provide access to the interior of the locker. A number of the side walls include ventilation segments comprising a plurality of spaced apart, small openings. Preferably, the openings are located adjacent the tops of the respective side walls to prevent people from viewing the interior of the locker. The ceiling assembly also includes a plurality of relatively small, spaced apart openings to provide proper ventilation for the equipment contained within the locker. Inside of the locker, one or more vertical mounting stations are provided for secure mounting of computer equipment thereto in a well-known manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Globix Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony Previte
  • Patent number: 6877827
    Abstract: Switch cabinet with a rack that can be closed or is closed by at least one double-walled cabinet door, two side walls, a back wall and a top wall, where the side walls and the back wall in each case consist of an internal wall and an external wall and are attached to the rack and where a cover hood is placed on the top wall, the cover hood being hinged in the vicinity of the back wall, and can be made fast in the vicinity of the cabinet door in the closed position. By a special angling-off of the internal walls and external walls of the side walls and the back wall which are constructed as double walls, a simple and reliable attachment of the external walls is made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Holighaus, Michael Bach, Samuel Klassen
  • Patent number: 6746502
    Abstract: An electronics assembly includes a chassis and a panel mounted on the chassis. The panel has an air filter on a surface of the panel which is retained in position on the panel by one or more retaining elements (80), for example plastics rivets, that can be operated to allow release of the air filter from the panel. The air filter can be changed very quickly during maintenance of the assembly without the need to switch the assembly off during changing of the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Yair, John David Schnabel, Sean Conor Wrycraft, Stephen Paul Haworth
  • Publication number: 20040007950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switch cabinet with a rack that can be closed or is closed by at least one double-walled cabinet door, three side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall, where the side walls each consist of an internal wall and an external wall and are attached to the rack. By means of a special angling-off of the internal wall for the side walls and the back wall, a completely sealed and shielded internal space of the switch cabinet is produced, wherein the rigid attachment of the internal walls and the external walls is performed from outside the supported interior of the switch cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Heiko Holighaus, Gerhard Muller, Samuel Klassen, Michael Diebel
  • Patent number: 6637845
    Abstract: A chassis and associated telecommunication circuit card are disclosed. The chassis has heat dissipation and flame containment features while accommodating a high density of the circuitry cards. Embodiments include an inner housing with a double-layer middle floor dividing the chassis into top and bottom chambers. Each layer has partially aligned slots, and an air gap is provided between the two layers. Embodiments also include a double-layer mesh cover with an air gap existing between the two mesh layers. Projections and grooves are provided on the inner surfaces of the inner housing to receive circuit cards having a guide on one edge and a fin on another. The guide includes an opening that at least partially aligns with slots on the adjacent surface of the inner housing. The circuit card includes a finger extending from a faceplate that facilitates insertion and removal of the circuit card relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Berg, Jr., Todd Husom, Derek Sayres
  • Patent number: 6609026
    Abstract: A carrying case for external defibrillator having at least one surface-mounted operation features. The carrying case includes a main interior compartment that securely holds a defibrillator such that at least one of surface-mounted operational features of the defibrillator is accessible to the operator without removing the defibrillator from the carrying case. This enables the defibrillator to be used while held in said main interior compartment. At least one storage compartment is provided having an interior dimension adapted to hold at least one item associated with the defibrillator. The storage compartment has an associated aperture formed on an exterior of the carrying case such that the storage compartment is accessible from an exterior of the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Salvatori, Martin John Maiers, Stephen V. Cooper, Jonathan Neal Andrews
  • Patent number: 6589308
    Abstract: A console for enclosing one or more component elements of a computer system is disclosed. The console includes a cabinet structure which defines an interior space configured to receive one or more component elements of the computer system. The cabinet defines an inlet port and one or more discharge ports. The inlet port is fitted with a fan on the interior surface of a sidewall forming the cabinet. Releasably mounted on the external sidewall which defines the inlet port is a filter positioned to filter air prior to its introduction into the interior space of the cabinet through the inlet port. The filter is adapted to be slidably removed from its association with the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Angelo Gianelo
  • Publication number: 20030111938
    Abstract: A swivel machine compartment that is built to rotate is provided. In one embodiment, the swivel machine compartment of the present invention is built to turn 90 degrees or more. The rotating mechanism allows the opening such as louver panels on a cabinet to be located on a side or the front of a cabinet. Thus, the position of a swivel machine compartment can be rotated to face the opening on the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Orindo DeLorenzo, Clayton McCreight, Nicky R. Snyder, Thomas J. Frick
  • Patent number: 6513889
    Abstract: A cleaning tool box, the box including a body having a rear panel, left and right panels and upper and lower panels and left and right doors for opening and closing a front opening of the body, the box comprising: a partition panel positioned between the left panel and the right panel and assembled by the upper panel, the lower panel and the rear panel in order to partition an inner space of the body; a shelf positioned between the upper panel and the lower panel and secured by the left panel and the partition panel in order to partition an inner space of the body; a rag fixing rack positioned at an upper end between the right panel and the partition panel and fixed by the shelf, the right panel and the rear panel to allow free access by a rag and to stably secure a handle at the rag; a rag pad positioned between the rag fixing rack and the lower panel and fixed by the shelf and the right panel to allow a head part of the rag to be hitched thereat; and two water containers accommodated on floor of the body, s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Hyuk Koo Park
  • Patent number: 6505898
    Abstract: An entertainment center system comprises a cabinet having a planar bottom, a top panel, side panels, an open back with vertical edges, a front formed of an opening extending there through with horizontal shelving there within supporting electronic entertainment equipment. A pair of similarly configured generally rectangular pivotal plates each have a front face, a rear face, an interior edge and a parallel exterior edge. Hinges are coupled to the rear face of each pivotal plate adjacent to the interior edge and are also coupled to an associated vertical edge of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventors: Larry Michael Buchanan, Sharon Kay Buchanan
  • Patent number: 6422669
    Abstract: A carrying case for external defibrillator having at least one surface-mounted operational features. The carrying case includes a main interior compartment that securely holds a defibrillator such that at least one of surface-mounted operational features of the defibrillator is accessible to the operator without removing the defibrillator from the carrying case. This enables the defibrillator to be used while held in said main interior compartment. At least one storage compartment is provided having an interior dimension adapted to hold at least one item associated with the defibrillator. The storage compartment has an associated aperture formed on an exterior of the carrying case such that the storage compartment is accessible from an exterior of the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Salvatori, Martin John Maiers, Stephen V. Cooper, Jonathan Neal Andrews
  • Patent number: 6343845
    Abstract: A wall mounted multiple bar soap storage dispenser allowing for the storage and drainage of multiple soap bars in the bath or shower area in which multiple soap bars are placed in individual pivoting soap compartments accessible by opening the pivoting compartment, removing the bar soap and replacing the bar soap in the container for drainage and drying of the bar soap until its next use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Solomon Woodard
  • Publication number: 20020003388
    Abstract: A security locker for expensive and/or confidential computer equipment, such as servers and the like. The security locker includes four side walls, a ceiling assembly, and a floor. One of the side walls includes at least one door to provide access to the interior of the locker. A number of the side walls include ventilation segments comprising a plurality of spaced apart, small openings. Preferably, the openings are located adjacent the tops of the respective side walls to prevent people from viewing the interior of the locker. The ceiling assembly also includes a plurality of relatively small, spaced apart openings to provide proper ventilation for the equipment contained within the locker. Inside of the locker, one or more vertical mounting stations are provided for secure mounting of computer equipment thereto in a well-known manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Applicant: GLOBIX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anthony Previte
  • Patent number: 6336691
    Abstract: A storage cabinet includes a housing having at least one exterior port, at least one interior port positioned above the exterior port, and a convection passageway connecting the exterior port and the interior port such that warm air will rise within the passageway by natural convection from the exterior port to the interior port. The cabinet also includes at least one drawer received within the housing and moveable between a closed position wherein a storage space within the drawer is inaccessible from outside the housing, and an open position wherein the drawer extends out of the housing such that the storage space is accessible. The drawer has at least one inlet for allowing airflow to pass from the interior port of the housing to the storage space of the drawer when the drawer is in the closed position. Another storage cabinet provided by the present disclosure includes a housing and at least one drawer received within the housing and moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Plug-In Storage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf P. Maroney, Jeffrey P. Crouch
  • Patent number: 6293289
    Abstract: A vent for a dishwasher provides a valve with dual actuation, either to be electrically actuated according to a cycle of the dishwasher so as to close during periods of high noise generation, typically the wash cycle, and opened during the dry cycle, or to be actuated independently of the cycle under pressure differences such as may be caused by interruption of the dishwasher cycle and opening and closing of the dishwasher door such as may cause a pressure surge as the introduced cool air is rapidly heated in the interior of the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Ark-Les Corporation
    Inventors: Kenyon A. Hapke, Joel C. Bragg
  • Patent number: 6238023
    Abstract: An air conditioner has injection-molded upper and lower casings. The upper and lower casings have upper and lower flange sections, respectively, which are formed on both sides of the upper and lower casings, respectively. Each of the flange sections is formed in a vertical direction, and has a plane outer side. Due to the presence of the flange sections, there is no gap defined when installing the air conditioner through the window. Further, the strength of the casing is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: SamSung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun-chang Choi
  • Patent number: 6164738
    Abstract: A storage and sterilization tray assembly for sterilizing, transporting and storing surgical instruments includes a rack having a top, a bottom and four sides, and at least one slidably mounted drawer carried therein. At least one of the sides includes at least one pivotally mounted door which is moveable between a closed position in which the at least one slidably mounted drawer is retained in the rack, and an open position in which the at least one slidably mounted drawer may be slid at least partially out of the rack. The door also serves to stabilize the rack against tipping when in its open position. Preferably, one or more removable trays are carried in the drawer, and the rack includes a plurality of openings in the top, bottom and sides, aligned with openings in the drawer, for permitting ingress and egress of sterilant therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary T. Dane, Valentine T. Faust, III, Todd Bettenhausen, Cary Bettenhausen
  • Patent number: 6149254
    Abstract: An equipment cabinet for electrical and electronic equipment and components is provided with a functional area, which is surrounded by multishell walls and at least one door and is terminated in dustproof and watertight manner. A functional area wall is positioned between an outer wall and an inner guide wall and is provided with a rib system, in order to ensure a particularly good heat removal from the functional area. The rib system is in the form of rib rails, which are provided with a plurality of ribs and ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Knuerr-Mechanik fuer die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Bretschneider, Joerg Schwaebe, Thomas Willkommen
  • Patent number: 6047573
    Abstract: A telephone lock box for preventing unauthorized access to a telephone. The telephone lock box includes a housing that has front and back sides, a pair of lateral sides, and a closed bottom. The sides define an interior of the housing that receives the telephone. An opening into the interior is defined by upper edges of the sides. A lid closes the opening of the housing. A rear end of the lid is pivotally coupled to the back wall of the housing. A forward end of the lid has a hasp coupled to it. The front side of the housing has a loop extending from it. A hinged portion of the hasp has a slot that receives the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: David Martinez