With Lock Or Latch Selector-operator Patents (Class 312/215)
  • Patent number: 10052261
    Abstract: A medication and medical supply dispenser system (100) comprising a substantially planar base (1), a plurality of separators (2) for being removably fixed on the base and thus for defining separated compartments (3) thereon, said system being connectable to a further device having computing and data storage abilities wherein the system further comprises or is cooperable with a set (50) of aligned transducers, each separator is provided with a counterpart, proximity of said counterpart being detectable by any of said transducers; such that in use, when the system is connected to said further device, and the base is scanned by the set, a matrix of relative positions of any separators fixed on the base is generated, and thus a map of separated compartments is generated for preparation of rules for authorization-based selective access to a certain compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SIMEKS TIBBI SISTEMLER SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Hakan Seber Aya, Bahar Sunman, Gercek Sunman
  • Patent number: 10047546
    Abstract: A cabinet (1) comprising: a housing (10); two or more storage units (30, 50), each accommodated within the housing (10) and displaceable between a closed position in which a majority of the storage unit (30, 50) is disposed within the housing (10) and an open position in which the storage unit (30, 50) projects from the housing (10) to an extent greater than in said closed position; and a blocking mechanism (70) comprising two or more blocking members (71b, 71c), each associated with its corresponding storage unit (30, 50) and configured for selectively arresting said corresponding storage unit (30, 50) in its closed position; the blocking mechanism (70) being displaceable between an unblocked state in which each one of the storage units (30, 50) is free to be displaced from its closed position to its open position and a blocked state in which at least one and no more than all but one of the storage units (30, 50) are arrested in their closed position by their corresponding blocking members (71b, 71c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KETER PLASTIC LTD.
    Inventor: Yaron Brunner
  • Patent number: 10021997
    Abstract: A single-item-access (SIA) sub-drawer is disclosed that has a body with a compartment and a lid that is selectably securable in a closed position that encloses the compartment. The SIA sub-drawer includes a lid latch configured to secure and selectably release the lid and a sub-drawer latch configured to engage and selectably release a retention hook to secure the SIA sub-drawer to a dispensing cabinet. The SIA sub-drawer also includes a processor configured to cause the lid latch to release the lid upon receipt of a lid release signal and to cause the sub-drawer latch to release the retention hook upon receipt of a sub-drawer release signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Rahilly
  • Patent number: 9959698
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a dispenser configured for storing one or more items and dispensing the stored items to authorized users. According to various embodiments, the dispenser generally includes a housing defining an interior portion dimensioned to receive a plurality of items and an access assembly configured to prevent unauthorized user access to the interior portion of the dispenser while providing selective access to certain items in response to input received from an authorized user. According to various embodiments, the access assembly comprises a pair of flexible barriers coupled to a sliding door assembly, which includes one or more lockable access doors. Together, the door assembly and flexible barriers prevent access to the interior of the dispenser when in a locked configuration and permit access to certain items when in an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Product Achievements, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fitzgerald, Kyle Joiner, Joel Eisler, Ward Broom, Keith Stallings, Jason Farah
  • Patent number: 9912127
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet (100) includes an equipment compartment (102), a bus compartment (104) and a cable compartment (106). The cabinet can employ a sensor(s) (190) to monitor conditions, such as arcing, in the bus or cable compartment. The cabinet also includes a retractable sensor system (150), which has a rack (160) and a slider (170). The rack is mounted in the cabinet, and the slider is configured to retain the sensor. The slider is movably engaged to the rack. The slider can slide in one direction toward a back of the bus or cable compartment to a racked-in position in which the sensor is located to sense arcing in the bus or cable compartment. The slider can slide in an opposite direction toward a front of the equipment compartment to a racked-out position in which the sensor is drawn into the equipment compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Fisher, Gregory Brent Lee, Frank M. Page, Daniel M. O'Neill, Kevin M. Bullock
  • Patent number: 9912193
    Abstract: Telecontrol equipment for an MV/LV substation between a medium-voltage network and a low-voltage network. The telecontrol equipment including a first device configured to power the equipment from the low-voltage network and from an auxiliary source, a second device configured to communicate information gathered by the equipment to outside, a third device configured to monitor the medium-voltage network at the substation level, and a fourth device configured to monitor the low-voltage network at the substation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Peco Grujovski, Didier Leblond, Christophe Mollier, Stephane Sinistro, Yves Panuel
  • Patent number: 9891658
    Abstract: A medical supply cabinet having improved features for user access, user control, and illumination is provided. The supply cabinet is provided with a selectively controllable illumination source, such as light-emitting diodes, that provide the operator with visual information regarding access to individual compartments of the supply cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARxIUM, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Michael
  • Patent number: 9870671
    Abstract: A mechanical lift for delivery bins and receptacles in vending and analogous machines includes a feature that partial opening of a delivery door allows at least partial access to the delivery bin or receptacle but that further opening of the door would lift the bin or receptacle floor. The assembly can be compact, relatively noncomplex and economical. It can come in basically a preassembled kit that can be retrofitted or original manufacture equipment. It can include additional features such as anti-cheat functions and dispense detect sensors. An additional feature can be a unique dispensing floor geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Fawn Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Santosh Lad
  • Patent number: 9626483
    Abstract: A method of administering medication. Medication is stored in a plurality of drawers wherein each of the plurality of drawers includes a drawer electrical connector, a medication conveyor, and a non-volatile read/write memory to store data about the drawer. A drawer of the plurality of drawers is inserted into a receptacle of a housing, wherein the receptacle is one of a plurality of receptacles, and the housing also includes a plurality of housing electrical connectors corresponding to the plurality of receptacles, wherein one of the housing electrical connectors is coupled to the electrical connector of the drawer when the drawer is inserted in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Advantage Pharmacy Services LLC
    Inventors: John Todd Barrett, Fred P. Schoville
  • Patent number: 9291341
    Abstract: A medical supply cabinet having improved features for user access, user control, and illumination is provided. The supply cabinet is provided with a selectively controllable illumination source, such as light-emitting diodes, that provide the operator with visual information regarding access to individual compartments of the supply cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ARxIUM, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Michael
  • Patent number: 9290983
    Abstract: A system for storing items of value includes a lockable cassette, a door, a container, and a locking mechanism. The lockable cassette includes an opening for receiving items of value. The door is operably coupled to the cassette and is movable between an open position providing access to the contents of the cassette and a closed position preventing access to the contents of the cassette. The container is removably coupled to the cassette for securely storing items of value and includes a closure mechanism configured to restrict access to the stored items of value in the container. The locking mechanism is coupled to the door and is configured to selectively lock the door in the closed position and to selectively operate the closure mechanism. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bane, Robin Varley, David Blasko
  • Patent number: 9107499
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a secure storage unit includes a plurality of movable trays within a housing and is equipped with a tray selector system for selectively accessing a tray on demand, wherein the selector system is configured to release a selected tray for access by limiting the allowable extent of movement of the tray from a stowed to an accessible position with respect to the storage unit by a pre-determined amount whereby access to selected zones of selected trays is controlled. In an embodiment of the secure storage unit, the selector system includes a plurality of discrete electromechanical locking devices operably juxtaposed with respect to the trays, and configured to be individually selectable for releasing and limiting the allowable extent of movement of the selected tray with respect to the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: TBOX LIMITED
    Inventor: Jon Elwell
  • Publication number: 20150145383
    Abstract: A container 10 having a latch assembly 40 which reduces the likelihood that a drawer 16 will undesirably and/or inadvertently move to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Patent number: 8984919
    Abstract: A drawer block of a support system, the drawer block including at least one drawer accommodation including a housing defining a receptacle, a drawer including a lock having an actuator and a mechanism configured to lock the drawer in the receptacle of the drawer accommodation, and a receiver assembly that is electrically connected to the actuator and configured to convert an opening signal to an opening instruction for the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Jelin, Michael Bartesch, Martin Haenel
  • Publication number: 20140300256
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a secure storage unit includes a plurality of movable trays within a housing and is equipped with a tray selector system for selectively accessing a tray on demand, wherein the selector system is configured to release a selected tray for access by limiting the allowable extent of movement of the tray from a stowed to an accessible position with respect to the storage unit by a pre-determined amount whereby access to selected zones of selected trays is controlled. In an embodiment of the secure storage unit, the selector system includes a plurality of discrete electromechanical locking devices operably juxtaposed with respect to the trays, and configured to be individually selectable for releasing and limiting the allowable extent of movement of the selected tray with respect to the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jon Elwell
  • Patent number: 8833118
    Abstract: A lock for retrofitting onto a drawer or a door includes a drawer having a front panel. The drawer slidingly engages an item of furniture having a front face that is positioned above the front panel when the drawer is closed. A bracket has a vertically disposed flat front plate, a horizontally disposed flat top plate, a vertically disposed flat back plate, and a horizontally disposed motor platform that extends horizontally into an interior of the drawer. A motor having an output shaft is mounted on the motor platform. A latch supported by the motor platform is engaged by the output shaft. The latch is retracted when the drawer is unlocked and is extended to engage an interior side of the front panel of the furniture item when the drawer is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James E. McLane
  • Publication number: 20140232249
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to protective devices that can protect and secure various structures. The structures can be disposed on a horizontally disposed surface or a vertically disposed surface. The protection devices can comprise protective cage and protective gate members. The protection devices can also include securing members to prevent the protective cage and gate members from being opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan White
  • Publication number: 20140225488
    Abstract: Anti-overturn locking system for furniture drawers, with electronic blocking module, where: the locking system consists of: strip (7), support (6), mobile blocking device (9) and punch (5) which moves linearly guided on a cover (8) on being operated by the blocking module or by an associated punch spring (10); the mobile blocking device (9) may or may not move on the strip (7) according to the position of the punch (5); and the electronic blocking module consists of: tab (2) that can move linearly on casing (1) by the action of a motor (3) that transfers the movement to a cam (4) the shaft of which (4a) continuously supports it due to the force exerted by a tab spring (11); and electronic plate (12) equipped with a first sensor (12a) and a second sensor (12b) on which an arm (2a) of the tab (2) is positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: OJMAR, S.A.
    Inventor: Jon ZABALA ZABALETA
  • Patent number: 8757738
    Abstract: A mechanism for closing sliding doors of furniture. The mechanism includes at least two rotatable closing elements, each associated with a respective door. A locking body is associated with the closing element for rotating and locking the closing element in either an open position or a closed position. The closing element also includes a locking portion that, through the rotation of the closing element, can pass from a first position in which the locking portion prevents the translation of the sliding doors of the furniture, to a second position which allows the translation of the sliding doors. The closing mechanism also includes a synchronization bar that makes the closing elements rotate as a unit, ensuring the simultaneous locking of the sliding doors in the closed or open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Unifor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Fiori
  • Publication number: 20140167574
    Abstract: A controlled access file cabinet permits an authorized user access only to one file drawer or one locked compartment at a time. The cabinet has at least one pull-out drawer with a lock mechanism that self-locks when the drawer is pushed in and closed, and has an electro-mechanical servo to release the drawer for authorized access. One or more drawers may be divided into a row of locked compartments. Slide bar lock mechanisms interact with with lock pins on hinged lids or covers for the compartments. Only one compartment can be opened at a time. A control board within the cabinet ensures that all drawers are closed and latched before any can be released. The secure cabinet may be connected with a network, or by i2c or daisy chain to other secure file cabinets, including cabinets retro-fitted with a bolt-on lock mechanism. Computer software limits access to certain areas of the cabinet to specific authorized users, and maintains inventory and audit trail over multiple cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: S&S X-RAY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Norman A. Shoenfeld
  • Patent number: 8733858
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a computer case and a power supply tray. The computer case includes a side plate and a rear plate adjacent to the side plate. A clamping portion is located on the rear plate, and an opening is defined between the side plate and the rear plate. The power supply tray is attached to the opening and includes a clipping member. The clipping member includes a securing portion extending from the power supply tray and a clipping portion rotatably attached to the securing portion. The clipping portion is engaged with the clamping portion to secure the power supply tray to the computer case, and the clipping portion is rotatable relative to the rear plate to disengage the clipping portion from the clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jie Cai, Wei Liang, Yong Ma, Yu-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 8723058
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is secured to a front wall of an enclosure. A door is rotatably attached to the front wall. The front wall includes a first securing portion and a second securing portion. The mounting apparatus includes a sliding rail for being attached to the front wall and a mounting member slidably attached to the sliding rail. The mounting member includes a mounting portion for engaged with the first securing portion or the second securing portion. When the mounting portion is engaged with the first securing portion, the mounting member is engaged with the door, for preventing the door from rotating relative to the front wall; and when the mounting portion is engaged with the second securing portion, the mounting member is disengaged from the door, allowing the door to open. An electronic device enclosure with the mounting apparatus is further offered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xu Yang
  • Patent number: 8701931
    Abstract: A medication dispensing cabinet, a medication dispensing drawer assembly and an associated method are provided to facilitate controlled access to medications in an efficient manner. A medication dispensing cabinet includes a cabinet body, a plurality of drawers disposed within and configured for slidable extension relative to the cabinet body and a plurality of pockets serially positioned within a drawer. Each pocket includes a lid configured to cover the pocket and limit access to medication within the pocket. The medication dispensing cabinet also includes a linkage member configured to operably engage the lids of the plurality of pockets. The linkage member has a first state in which the linkage member prevents one or more of the lids from being opened and a second state in which the linkage member permits the lids to be opened in accordance with a predefined sequential order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Santmyer, Todd Kijowski, Ben Tylenda, Pat Braun
  • Patent number: 8696074
    Abstract: A safety lock system for cabinet drawers that provides a lock mechanism that in a locked position prevents any drawer from opening and in an unlocked position allows only one drawer to be opened at any one time. The system includes a slide wedge-ended member attached to each drawer, an inner cabinet wall and a support member both of which include vertically aligned T-shaped slots for receiving interlock pieces. Each interlock piece includes an upper protrusion and a lower protrusion and a spacer bar connecting the two protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Romaen, Edward Karl Freimuth
  • Patent number: 8670017
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a cart. The cart includes a robot face that has a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker, a robot microphone, and an overhead camera. The system also includes a remote station that is coupled to the robot face and the overhead camera. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The remote station can display video images captured by the robot camera and/or overhead camera. By way of example, the cart can be used in an operating room, wherein the overhead camera can be placed in a sterile field and the robot face can be used in a non-sterile field. The user at the remote station can conduct a teleconference through the robot face and also obtain a view of a medical procedure through the overhead camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stuart, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Fuji Lai, Kevin Hanrahan, Charles S. Jordan, David Roe, James Rosenthal, Amante Mangaser, Blair Whitney, Derek Walters
  • Publication number: 20140001930
    Abstract: A storage device having a locking mechanism includes a housing having a frame assembly. A storage device is movably received in the housing. An actuator is connected to the frame assembly, the actuator operating to move a cam member. A latch is connected to the frame assembly and is moved by contact with the cam member from a latched position preventing access to the storage device in the housing to an unlatched position permitting access to the storage device. An unlock-all mechanism operates to move the latch to the unlatched position without operation of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shelly I. Slogoff, Robert R. King
  • Patent number: 8601838
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a storage container is provided. The locking mechanism is positioned on a center post of the storage container and includes a sled, a handle or knob, a connecting mechanism, a sled arresting mechanism, and a lock. Depending upon the position of the lock, the handle can unlatch the container. When the lock is in the unlocked position, the sled arresting mechanism allows the unlatching of the container. When the lock is in the locked position, the sled arresting mechanism prevents the unlatching of the container. The locking mechanism is resistant to drill attack due to its vertical configuration and positioning of a cover on the center post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Knaack LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Hansen, Curtis J. Scadden, Robert A. Bergum, Pravin E. Lokhande
  • Publication number: 20130320820
    Abstract: A single-item-access (SIA) sub-drawer is disclosed that has a body with a compartment and a lid that is selectably securable in a closed position that encloses the compartment. The SIA sub-drawer includes a lid latch configured to secure and selectably release the lid and a sub-drawer latch configured to engage and selectably release a retention hook to secure the SIA sub-drawer to a dispensing cabinet. The SIA sub-drawer also includes a processor configured to cause the lid latch to release the lid upon receipt of a lid release signal and to cause the sub-drawer latch to release the retention hook upon receipt of a sub-drawer release signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Rahilly
  • Publication number: 20130307382
    Abstract: An approach is provided to facilitate storage space rental services from a self sustaining solar powered storage locker rental system that may be remotely monitored and controlled. The apparatus includes one or more storage lockers each having respective electronic locking mechanisms. The apparatus is configured to process a request to access a storage locker and determine storage locker availability. The apparatus displays which of the one or more storage lockers is available and processes a selection of an available storage locker to generate an access message that includes a locker number, a randomly generated access code, and a duration of access indication based on a confirmed financial transaction. The apparatus also includes at least one solar energy collection unit configured to collect solar energy, and an energy storage unit configured to store the collected solar energy and supply power to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GARRSNLOCKR LLC
    Inventor: James E. Garrison
  • Publication number: 20130270979
    Abstract: A self-service kiosk enables customers to conduct rental transactions for carpet cleaning machines without the need of assistance from store personnel. The kiosk comprises a housing having several stalls or bays that hold and display carpet cleaning machines and carpet cleaning accessories for rental. The kiosk controls whether such carpet cleaning machines and carpet cleaning accessories can be removed from or returned to the kiosk. The kiosk also optionally includes a control panel for conducting a rental transaction. The self-service kiosk may also include automatic dispensing of cleaning products purchased by the customer at the kiosk. Still further, the self-serve kiosk may include shelving for holding cleaning products that can be purchased separately at a checkout counter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: David A. Kropp, Timothy J. Wall, Michael E. Shin
  • Patent number: 8496307
    Abstract: Disclosed are rack enclosures for electronic equipment including at least one door configured to define a space between an edge of the door and a wall or frame of the cabinet, kits for retrofitting rack enclosures to include such a door, and methods of installing such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bergesch, Kevin Neil Thomas, Mark A. Uhrhan
  • Patent number: 8438885
    Abstract: The present invention, relates to an apparatus for securing cassettes housed within an automatic teller machine (ATM). The apparatus comprises at least one barrier and a supporting structure for supporting at least one barrier. Each barrier is formed and arranged to be associated with a pair of adjacent cassettes and to be movable between a first position in which the barrier prevents removal of a pair of adjacent cassettes in use of the apparatus along their respective removal paths. The barrier is moveable to a second position in which the barrier prevents removal of one cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path and to a third position in which the barrier prevents removal of the other cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path. In use, only one cassette of a pair of adjacent cassettes is removable along its removal path when the barrier is in the second or third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Scotia Safes Limited
    Inventor: Paul Robert Calder
  • Publication number: 20130113345
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles are left in storage areas, such as lockers or other receptacles that may be associated with a household services company. A divided storage receptacle is discussed. The receptacle is divided by an angled plane such that the top portion may be used to hang clothes of various lengths thereby utilizing the space efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Laundry Locker, Inc.
    Inventor: Laundry Locker, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130113344
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the invention a secure storage unit comprising a plurality of movable trays (11) within a housing (10) is equipped with a tray selector system for selectively accessing a tray on demand, wherein the selector system is configured to release a selected tray (11) for access by limiting the allowable extent of movement of the tray from a stowed to an accessible position with respect to the storage unit by a pre-determined amount whereby access to selected zones of selected trays controlled. In an embodiment of the secure storage unit, the selector system comprises a plurality of discrete electromechanical locking devices (14) operably juxtaposed with respect to the trays, and configured to be individually selectable for releasing and limiting the allowable extent of movement of the selected tray with respect to the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Elwell
  • Publication number: 20130069498
    Abstract: A storage system comprising: a cartridge, said cartridge including an upright having mounted to one side a plurality of guide blocks; a plurality of first drawer information means for providing information on at least one of position and movement of respective drawers; and a plurality of latch mechanisms, said system further comprising a plurality of drawers, each said drawer including: guide block engaging means extending in a depth direction of the drawer and mounting a first side of the drawer adjacent a respective guide block; second drawer information means disposed adjacent the first drawer information means; and at least one stop on the first side of the drawer for engaging with a said latch mechanism, wherein the latch mechanisms are electronically controllable, whereby access to the drawers can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffery Morgan, Christopher Iain Clark, Christopher Marriott, Michael Guppy
  • Patent number: 8376478
    Abstract: A container is described. The container includes a receptacle, lid, and fastener. The receptacle includes a latch. The lid is coupled to the receptacle and moves between an open and a closed position. The fastener is coupled to the lid and fastens the lid to the receptacle. The fastener includes first, second, third, and fourth portions. The first portion is coupled to the lid and extends along a first axis that is perpendicular to a plane of the lid when the lid is in the closed position. The second portion is coupled to the first portion and extends along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. The third portion is coupled to the second portion and extends along an axis that is parallel to the first axis. The fourth portion is coupled to the third portion and includes a contact member that couples to the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Johannes Pollhammer
  • Patent number: 8365950
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing device has a device body (1), shelf members (2) arranged in the vertical directions in the device body (1), and a medicine conveyance member (3) for conveying medicines (D), received in the shelf members (2), on one by one basis from the front face side of the device body (1). A shelf member (2) has cassettes (26) in which medicines (D) are received in line, a pusher (31) for pushing the medicines in the cassettes (26) toward the front face side of the device body (10), and a constant load spring (32) for applying a constant load to the medicines (D) received in the cassettes (26) through the pusher (31). To fill the cassettes (26) with the medicines (D), the shelf member (2) can be pulled out from the front face side of the device body (1) and then positioned by pivoting the shelf member (2) so as to face obliquely downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Hiroyuki Kanda
  • Patent number: 8359249
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles are left in storage areas, such as lockers or other receptacles that may be associated with a household services company. A divided storage receptacle is discussed. The receptacle is divided by an angled plane such that the top portion may be used to hang clothes of various lengths thereby utilizing the space efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Laundry Locker, Inc.
    Inventor: Arik Seth Levy
  • Publication number: 20120286633
    Abstract: A library system which is provided with a cartridge magazine which stores a plurality of cartridges and enables cartridges to be taken out of and inserted into the library system, a key lock mechanism which prevents takeout of a cartridge by a key, and a key and a takeout lock mechanism of the cartridge magazine in the library system, wherein when a key locked cartridge magazine is loaded into the library system, a robot inside of the library system is used to operate the key to disengage the key lock of the cartridge magazine and lock takeout from the library system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Koujiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120267990
    Abstract: A storage product carrier for a storage rack includes a plurality of carrier supports spaced one above the other, arranged in pairs on opposite side walls of the storage rack and able to support the storage product carrier which is conveyable by an automatic storage/retrieval device and an access opening for accessing the storage product carriers has a plurality of compartments having openings. A closure is provided to cover at least one of the openings, wherein a locking mechanism is provided to lock the closure of the associated openings and wherein the locking mechanism can be controlled to lock the closure in a closed position or an open position such that the compartment becomes accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Dariusz Krawczyk
  • Publication number: 20120194044
    Abstract: A switchgear door latch system is provided which prevents a door of a switchgear enclosure from opening should an arc-fault explosion occur within the enclosure. The door of the enclosure is latched from the exterior side of the door rather than on the inside of the door as is true in the prior at designs. All of the components of the latch system are located at the exterior side of the enclosure which facilitates repair of the same without cutting a hole in the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Michael L. Niedzwiecki
  • Patent number: 8234008
    Abstract: A medication cabinet that includes at least one drawer, a drive mechanism, and a drawer latching mechanism, is disclosed. The drawer includes a slider, and a container that includes a receptacle and a lid that moves between an open position and a closed position. The container also includes a fastener to fasten the lid to the receptacle. The slider maintains the lid in the closed position when at least a portion of the wall is coupled with the fastener, and actuates the lid from the closed position to the open position when the fastener passes through an opening in the wall. The drive mechanism controls longitudinal movement of the slider, and is mounted to the chassis, allowing the drawer to be free of electrical connections with the chassis. When the drive mechanism is not used to move the lid into the open position, longitudinal movement of the slider is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Dean Weber
  • Patent number: 8197017
    Abstract: A drawer that includes a container and an activation member is disclosed. The container includes a receptacle and a lid. The lid moves between an open position allowing access to the receptacle and a closed position restricting access to the receptacle. The container further includes a fastener, coupled to the lid, to fasten the lid to the receptacle when the lid is in the closed position. The activation member moves radially around a longest axis of the activation member, and includes an actuator. When the activation member is rotated in a first direction, the actuator is placed into a first orientation relative to the fastener. When the activation member is rotated in a second direction opposite the first direction, the actuator is placed into a second orientation relative to the fastener such that the actuator actuates the fastener to cause the lid to move into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Rahilly
  • Patent number: 8199526
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic apparatus includes a housing, a wireless communication device disposed on the housing, and a motherboard received in the housing. The wireless communication device includes a circuit board and a wireless communication module disposed on the circuit board. The circuit board is connected the motherboard by electrical wires. The wireless communication module is located at an outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Hui Yu, Wen-Hsiang Hung, Xiao-Yong Ma, Meng-Ping Xu
  • Patent number: 8167386
    Abstract: Disclosed are rack enclosures for electronic equipment including at least one door configured to define a space between an edge of the door and a wall or frame of the cabinet, kits for retrofitting rack enclosures to include such a door, and methods of installing such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bergesch, Kevin Neil Thomas, Mark A. Uhrhan
  • Patent number: 8158078
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a test strip container which provides easy access to test strips. The test strip container includes a lower housing, an upper housing, and a retaining member configured to releasably retain the test strips in a nested configuration. The nested configuration of the test strip container provides easy access to test strips by arranging the test strips so that they extend radially outward from the retaining member. The radial arrangement of the test strips operates to separate the test strips so that test strip users may easily select a single test strip from a plurality of test strips. Alternatively, the test strip container includes a lower housing, an upper housing, and a retaining member configured to releasably retain the test strips in a longitudinal configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Chan, Chris Wiegel
  • Patent number: 8146674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for storing hazardous material. The apparatus includes storage containers each of which stores a hazardous material storage box containing hazardous material. The hazardous material storage box is extracted from or retracted into the storage container by a transfer means. A fire sensor is provided in each storage container to detect a fire occurring in the storage container. A temperature sensor is provided in each storage container to sense a temperature in the storage container. An injection nozzle is provided in each storage container. The injection nozzle injects nitrogen into the storage container from a nitrogen supply unit when a fire is detected. An outlet pipe connection passage and a flexible outlet pipe connection tube are provided to exhaust gas from the storage containers. A collecting container is provided in the lower end of the apparatus to collect and store leakage liquid of hazardous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chang Sung Ace Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeu Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8113599
    Abstract: A cabinet provided with a cabinet body having at least one vertical row of superimposed compartments which are separated by shelves and which can be opened and closed with compartment doors articulated on the cabinet. This invention simplifies and substantially reduces the cost of parts and of mounting the cabinet. Thus, a joint rod extending over a height of the cabinet body is assigned to each vertical row of compartments. The shelves are guided by a shoulder in the hinge zone having the joint rod and are fixed vertically on the joint rod by flange sleeves overlooking the upper and/or lower side of the shelves and their shoulder. The compartment doors which are adjusted to the heights of the compartments bear, on their rear surface, in the hinge zone, housings for the flange sleeves and can be covered with a shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Keba AG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Matthias Kr├╝ger
  • Patent number: 8056989
    Abstract: A latch is provided for engagement between the closure member of an enclosure and the frame of the enclosure, the latch comprising a member with a first portion, including a hook portion to engage the frame and prevent the closure member frame from fully opening. The first portion and a complementary second portion each may include buttressing wall sections, one of which must be deflected from alignment with the other to allow the hook portion to be deflected and clear the frame. The latch may be useful as a childproof device to prevent unwanted entry into the enclosure. In addition, a pin may extend from the hook portion and engage a hole in the frame to provide a third feature which must be actuated in order to fully open the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Randall S. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 8023258
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a case comprising a drive bracket housing a number of compact disc drives and a storage device module mounted in the drive bracket in the absence of installed disk drives. The storage device module includes a supporting frame fixed in the drive bracket, a backboard, and a number of data storage devices arranged in the supporting frame. The backboard provides connection of the data storage devices to a motherboard of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Zhu Chen, Zhen-Xing Ye