Gang-bar Type Locking Or Latching Means Patents (Class 312/216)
  • Patent number: 10188477
    Abstract: A medical cart having a chassis with a plurality of wheels attached thereto; a plurality of drawers supported on the chassis; a temperature-regulated compartment in the chassis; a locking bar pivotally attached to the chassis; a headwall mount attached to the chassis; a display mounted on the chassis; and a positionable task light attached to the chassis. Each drawer includes a drawer lock shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking bar is shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position so that the locking bar serves as a secondary safety lock for all the drawers and the door of the temperature-regulated compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Neonatal Product Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Norman, Mark Petheram, Heather Fibuch-Townsend, Anthony Hash
  • Patent number: 9622575
    Abstract: A storage propane tank storage cabinet including a frame, a door operably attached to the frame, and a locking bar operably attached to the frame, the locking bar configured to move from a first position to a second position, wherein, when in the second position, the locking bar covers a portion of the door proximate a top corner of the door and proximate a bottom corner of the door to prevent unauthorized access to an interior of the frame is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN STANDARD MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: C. Dominic E. Vickary
  • Patent number: 9357669
    Abstract: An improved locking cover assembly to prevent access to rack-mounted equipment and the connections to and from conventional rack systems without trays or hinges. The locking cover assembly includes a three-sided front cover that slides onto mounting brackets, which are fastened to either the rack system via rack holes, rack ears, or over rack-mounted equipment. An internal tie bar allows the user to secure connections to the tie bar within the cover assembly. A locking mechanism attached to the front cover locks into the mounting brackets, and when locked, the cover assembly and mounting brackets preclude unauthorized access to the rack equipment, its connections, and the fasteners securing the both the rack-mounted equipment and mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Ireland House
  • Patent number: 8939523
    Abstract: A computer case protecting apparatus includes a first mounting band mounted on a computer case, a second mounting band mounted on the computer case, a first protecting cover, and a locking member installed in the first mounting band. A first locating groove is defined in one side of the first mounting band. A second locating groove is defined in one side of the second mounting band. A first restriction hole is defined in the first protecting cover. The locking member comprises a first locking pole and a coupling element. The first protecting cover covers a data port of the computer case by sliding the first protecting cover in the first and the second locating grooves. The first protecting cover is mounted in the first and the second locating grooves by moving the first locking pole into the first restriction hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiang Yu, Xiao-Yong Ma
  • Patent number: 8842421
    Abstract: An arc-resistant switchgear enclosure has a vent opening and a vent flap. Normally the vent flap is open to allow air to circulate through the enclosure. However, in the event of an arc fault explosion in the enclosure, the vent flap is forced to close by the explosion. As the vent flap closes, a flexible latch member moves along a keeper and prevents the vent flap from reopening. In some embodiments, the latch member contacts the keeper and props the vent flap open for normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Central Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Paul W. Gingrich
  • Patent number: 8740319
    Abstract: A lockable cabinet comprising a case, a drawer, a ganging lock mechanism, and a lock box recessed into the case. The lock box contains an external lock for securing the cabinet through a hasp style locking structure. The ganging lock mechanism prevents drawers from slidably moving from the cabinet when in the locked position and allows the drawers to be slidably moved to an open position when in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: J Squared, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Davis, Adam Anderson, James J. Jannetides
  • Patent number: 8733853
    Abstract: An arc-resistant switchgear enclosure has an interior compartment with a door opening and a vent outlet. The door is mounted to close the door opening. The door receives pins that extend from the enclosure. The pins have stops thereon that are received by a keyhole in the latch member. The latch member can slide so as to position the pin in a large opening in the keyhole and unlatch the door or a narrow opening in the keyhole to latch the door. The latch members are ganged so that a handle operates all of the latch members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Central Electric Company
    Inventor: Paul W. Gingrich
  • Patent number: 8727459
    Abstract: A multiple-door switchgear cabinet includes a cabinet housing containing electrical equipment and being connectable to a power source. Doors attached to the cabinet housing provide access to the electrical equipment and include a first door and secondary doors. The first door, when closed, provides for electrical continuity through a main electrical power switch, and removes electrical continuity when open. A mechanical interlock controls the order in which the doors are closed. The mechanical interlock is mounted to the cabinet and is in contact with the doors when they are closed, the interlock being biased by a biasing device to bear against the first door when any of the other doors is opened. A locking bar is movably attached to the first door, and releasably attached to the secondary door. wherein attachment to the secondary door prevents both doors from inadvertent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: SSI Schäfer Noell GmbH Lager- und Systemtechnik
    Inventors: Marco Bernard, Holger Hartleb, Florian Scherer
  • Publication number: 20140070677
    Abstract: A storage assembly has a container, a plurality of drawers arranged to be located in the container, and a gang lock arrangement. The gang lock includes a locking member located in the container and a locking unit locatable in the container. The locking unit has a support, and also a shifting part and a retaining part carried by the support. The shifting part is arranged to move the locking member with respect to the container such that the locking member releasably engages with, and thus releasably retains, the plurality of drawers in the container. The retaining part includes a resiliently biased latch member arranged to releasably retain the locking unit in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Danny Baruch, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 8419141
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Michael L. Niedzwiecki
  • Patent number: 8359986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items such as cartridges each incorporating recording media and enhances a protection function for the accommodated items. The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items accommodated in an accommodating shelf into/out of which accommodated items (cartridges) such as cartridges each incorporating recording media such as magnetic tapes can be put/taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukio Sekiguchi, Masahiko Katada, Katsufumi Onaka, Takanobu Kashiwagi, Akira Nanba
  • Publication number: 20130009524
    Abstract: A multiple-door switchgear cabinet includes a cabinet housing containing electrical equipment and being connectable to a power source. Doors attached to the cabinet housing provide access to the electrical equipment and include a first door and secondary doors. The first door, when closed, provides for electrical continuity through a main electrical power switch, and removes electrical continuity when open. A mechanical interlock controls the order in which the doors are closed. The mechanical interlock is mounted to the cabinet and is in contact with the doors when they are closed, the interlock being biased by a biasing device to bear against the first door when any of the other doors is opened. A locking bar is movably attached to the first door, and releasably attached to the secondary door. wherein attachment to the secondary door prevents both doors from inadvertent opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Marco Bernard, Holger Hartleb, Florian Scherer
  • Patent number: 8246124
    Abstract: The present document describes a storage locker in which a main lock having a movable latch may be installed. The storage locker comprises a housing defining a storage area having an opening. The storage locker also comprises a main door for covering the opening. The main door comprises a lock edge. The storage locker further comprises a back plate extending from the housing and a lock door linked to the back plate. The lock door is for covering the lock edge. The main lock is attached to the lock door. The storage locker further comprises a stop member attached to the back plate for acting as a stop limit for the latch to keep the lock door in the lock door closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: P.Riopel (1993) Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Mackillop
  • Patent number: 8147008
    Abstract: A multi-door enclosure includes an enclosure body, a primary door having an actuator and a secondary door. An interlock member having a holding section extends between the primary door and the secondary door. As the primary door closes, the actuator contacts the interlock member to translate the interlock member towards the secondary door until the holding section engages the secondary door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Anteneh Guebre-Tsadik, Joseph David Ricke, Jason Curtis Nygaard, Dean Jerome Bergerson, Steven Lyle Ruud
  • Patent number: 8113602
    Abstract: A locker is provided. The locker comprises a base defining a storage space, a door coupled to the base and rotatable relative to the base between an open position and a closed position, and a latch bar moveable relative to the door between an extended and a retracted position. The latch bar defines at least one guide slot configured to receive a projection for guiding the movement of the latch bar between the extended position and the retracted position. The at least one guide slot is at least partially non-linear. The latch bar is moved to the extended position to secure the door in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Heimler, Mark A. Thielke, Thomas E. Pelt, Jon Dommisse, Todd Morris, Adam Perry
  • Publication number: 20110316397
    Abstract: A locking system or a storage unit with the locking system, includes a locking core and a connected cammed lever. A user can rotate the core and lever about an axis when a latch is disengaged from a detent. When the latch is engaged with the detent, the core and the cammed lever are prevented from rotating about the axis. When the locking assembly is installed within the storage unit, the latch may be configured to strike a guide associated with a locking bar assembly, so that when the latch is moved to an unlatched position, the locking core and the lever are free to rotate, operating the locking bar between locked and unlocked positions. When the latch is withdrawn away from the guide, the latch engages with the detent to prevent movement of the lever and locking core relative to the locking assembly, to retain the lever and locking core in a desired, predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: WESKO SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tonino SABELLI
  • Patent number: 8026516
    Abstract: Provided is a carrier module for use in a handler for handling a packaged chip for a test, the carrier module including a body provided, a base plate where the packaged chips are placed, provided to the body, and at least one latch which holds the packaged chips in position in the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Mirae Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Ug An, Hee Rak Beom, Dae Gon Yun
  • Publication number: 20110109209
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for manually or automatically fixing a slide bar in either of two positions. A lock body has a key barrel adapted to rotate a lock cam in a first rotational direction. A latch is biased in a closed position, the latch being adapted to move to an open position when the lock cam is rotated in the first rotational direction. A slide bar is fixable in a locked position and an unlocked position, wherein the slide bar is biased in the unlocked position. A knob slider is adapted to move the slide bar into the locked position such that the latch moves to the closed position and engages a notch of the slide bar to fix the slide bar in the locked position. A servo motor is adapted to rotate a servo cam in a second rotational direction to move the slide bar into the locked position, and is adapted to rotate the lock cam in the first rotational direction to move the slide bar into the unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Metro Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. King
  • Patent number: 7850013
    Abstract: A locking mechanism to minimize access to a portion of a rack-mounted electronic device is provided. The locking mechanism includes a bar supported at one end to a first vertical post of the rack, and a locking member supported at a second end of the bar for locking to a second vertical post. In one embodiment, the bar is pivotally supported at the one end to the first post. The bar is movable between an open position where unimpeded access to a first portion of the electronic device is provided, and a closed position to restrict removal of components from the first portion of the electronic device. A clearance space may provided between the bar and the electronic device in the closed position to allow a user to access an electronic component to remove power from the component, but not to fully remove the component without unlocking the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Kramer, Peter Williams
  • Patent number: 7823991
    Abstract: A storage unit having a frame, drawers and a carrying handle. When the unit is lifted by the handle, or the handle is moved to a position suitable for lifting the storage unit, the handle arms lift the bottom drawer of the stack of drawers which in turn lifts each of the above drawers relative to the frame. As each drawer rises, the clearance gap between adjacent drawers is reduced and the drawers are moved to a locked position where they are blocked by detents mounted on the inside of the frame. In an alternative embodiment (not shown), the handle is coupled to drawer locking slides instead of the bottom drawer and detents on the drawer locking slides engage with the drawers to lock them in the closed position as the drawer locking slides are moved relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: PDY Systems LP
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Purdy
  • Patent number: 7823992
    Abstract: A drawer interlock mechanism includes at least two drawers, a fixture, a linking frame, locking members and guiding members. The drawers may be pulled in and out. The drawers are lined straight with each other. The fixture is disposed at one side the drawers, and is formed with slots corresponding in position and in number to the guiding members. The linking frame is disposed on the fixture. Each guiding member is secured to the side of each drawer. When one of the drawers is open, the guiding member of the open drawer will link the relative locking member to move the linking frame, which then links the other locking members. The guiding member of the open drawer triggers the relative locking member to lock the linking frame temporarily, and the other locking members block their relative guiding members so that the other drawers are unable to slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 7793791
    Abstract: A filing assembly includes a housing with a top wall, a bottom wall, a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. The housing has an open front side. A plurality of rails is attached to a bottom side of the top wall. A receiving space is defined between adjacent ones of the rails. Each of a plurality of hanging folders includes a panel that has first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a front edge and a rear edge. The panel has a bend therein extending from the front edge to the rear edge. A plurality of connectors is also provided. Each of the first and second lateral edges has one of the connectors attached thereto. Each of the receiving spaces slidably receives one of the connectors. Secondary folders or papers are positionable in the hanging folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Oliver R. Pouille
  • Patent number: 7789471
    Abstract: A storage unit providing a storage space is disclosed. The storage unit comprises a base and a panel moveable relative to the base to expose and conceal a storage space a handle configured for at least vertical movement, at least one connector configured for at least vertical movement, and a member coupled by the connector to the handle through the panel and configured for at least horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Fromme, David W. Newberry, Mark A. Thielke, James R. Heimler, Richard A. Goodare, Brian J. Boeck
  • Patent number: 7784886
    Abstract: An external locking mechanism for a filing cabinet incorporating two hinged blocking plates at each side of the cabinet and a locking bar which is movable without removal from attachment to the cabinet to positions such that the blocking plates can be selectively prevented from being moved to unblocked positions or permitted to be moved to unblocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Inscape Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Ashby, David Parshad, Ivan Liu
  • Publication number: 20100171399
    Abstract: A card lock apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a slot for receiving a key card with a plurality of perforations. The perforations align with a plurality of pins within the house of the card lock apparatus. The pins are moved upward by the inserted card and then urged downward into an aligned perforation. Each pin has a seat for supporting the biasing element and engaging a notch within the actuator. The position of the seat determines whether the actuator is moveable. When all seats are substantially aligned the actuator is traversable to an unlocked position by a manually moveable member. A manually moveable member disengages the device from the enclosure allowing the enclosure to open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: MERIDIAN LM MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ying Zheng
  • Patent number: 7712850
    Abstract: The drop-bin unit has at least several bins arranged to pivot outwardly about a generally horizontal axis, from a closed position where outer faces of the bins are generally aligned vertically with each other, to an open position where the outer surfaces angle outwardly from their closed positions. The bins are stacked one above another within a housing, and are connected together, for example via at least one gang bar, such that pivoting one bin outwardly causes all of the bins to pivot outwardly in unison. The units may be sold separately, for use as stand-alone containers, or may be sold to be placed in a holder which holds one or preferably a number of the units. The holder can be sold with one or more of the units, or may be sold as a completely separate item. The holder can take a variety of forms. The units on their own or in holders provide flexibility for carrying job-specific items, avoiding the need to carry an entire toolbox to a particular job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Team Fair Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Kailash C. Vasudeva
  • Patent number: 7699412
    Abstract: A locker is provided. The locker comprises a base defining a storage space, a door coupled to the base and rotatable relative to the base between an open position and a closed position, and a latch bar supported at an interior side of the door by at least one projection that engages at least one guide slot in the latch bar. The latch bar is moveable parallel to the door between an extended position and a retracted position. The latch bar is biased toward the extended position to secure the panel in the closed position. The extended position is horizontally and vertically offset from the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Heimler, Mark A. Thielke, Thomas E. Pelt, Jon Dommisse, Todd Morris, Adam Perry
  • Patent number: 7661775
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for test fixtures in a chassis of an electronic device includes a pair of fixing members, a first blocking bar, and a second blocking bar. The fixing members are attached to sidewalls of the chassis and each include a fixing hole defined therein. The first blocking bar includes a first extruding tab and a hook formed at opposite ends thereof. The first blocking bar further includes a threaded hole defined therein. The second blocking bar includes a slot defined therein to engage with the hook. The second blocking bar further includes a fastener fixed at one end thereof to engage in the threaded hole of the first blocking bar, and a second extruding bar formed at another end thereof. The first and second extruding tab engage in the fixing hole of the fixing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 7537250
    Abstract: A child safety lock to selectively secure cabinet drawers and doors by using tie-wraps to mount a horizontally oriented base standoff onto the front rail of the cabinetry in a manner that won't hinder opening and closing the related doors and drawers. At least one spring-loaded latch member is pivotally disposed on the base standoff above a notched out section. The latch member stays frictionally engaged in the horizontal position due to the bias provided by spring-loaded pivot point when access is desired. To restrict access therein, the adult simply turns the latch member to the vertical position to block the door/drawer wherein the spring bias pulls it into the notched out section thereby necessitating the more complex action of simultaneously pulling and turning the latch member to allow access thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Jerome Gustafson
  • Patent number: 7510249
    Abstract: A storage unit providing a storage space is disclosed. The storage unit comprises a base and a panel moveable relative to the base to expose and conceal a storage space a handle configured for at least vertical movement, at least one connector configured for at least vertical movement, and a member coupled by the connector to the handle through the panel and configured for at least horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Fromme, David W. Newberry, Mark A. Thielke, James R. Heimler, Richard A. Goodare, Brian J. Boeck
  • Patent number: 7478892
    Abstract: A storage cabinet assembly for use in storing firearms or the like includes a cabinet with a recessed bifold door arrangement, to facilitate access to items contained within the cabinet assembly. The door arrangement includes a single-point locking system, which provides a secure arrangement for maintaining the doors in a closed position while providing ease in opening and closing the doors. Various support and storage modules or components are adapted to be contained within the interior of the cabinet, including stock rests for positioning in the bottom of the cabinet interior, as well as barrel rests and pistol supports that are secured to amounting member which may be adjustably positioned within the storage cabinet interior. A bin or shelf arrangement may also be positioned within the storage cabinet interior. The various support and storage modules or components may be used in various combinations, and may be moved to various positions within the storage cabinet interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: William H Punzel, Jane E Glass, Andrew J. Kolman, Steven S. Dingle, James C. Muth
  • Publication number: 20080278043
    Abstract: A drawer storage container having a plurality of lockable drawers includes a movable lock bar with a drawer catch associated with each of the lockable drawers. The lock bar is moved between an unlocked position and a locked position with an actuator that is coupled to a locking mechanism, such as for example, a key cylinder. Each drawer includes a striker mechanism that is configured to be held by the drawer catch when the lock bar is in the locked position. The actuator includes a release that allows the lock bar to be moved by the striker from the locked to the unlocked position when the striker impacts a camming surface on the catch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: WATERLOO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Jon Holcomb
  • Patent number: 7426425
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to an assembly comprising a plurality of bins with a plurality of lids associated therewith. Each of the bins has a lock assembly that includes a catch operable to lock the lid in its closed position and a mechanical indicator responsive to the catch. Another aspect of the invention relates to an automated dispensing cabinet that includes a control computer and a plurality of drawers having a plurality of row assemblies therein. Each row assembly has bins that include a tabbed lid, a lock assembly with a catch operable to engage and disengage the tab, and an indicator responsive to the lock assembly. Methods for dispensing from and restocking the remote dispensing systems are also given, as well as a method for indicating which item is to be dispensed from one of a plurality of bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: McKesson Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Meek, Jr., Kirk A. Young, Louis S. Conley, Eric J. Switalski, Allen D. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20080211363
    Abstract: A safety cabinet is disclosed which includes an enclosure having a double-walled construction and a pair of doors to selectively seal the enclosure. The safety cabinet includes a lock bar and a pair of retaining arms that permit the lock bar to be set across the front of the safety cabinet, thereby preventing the safety cabinet doors from being opened. The lock bar may be locked in place at both ends to the retaining arms by use of removable locks. When locked in place, the lock bar protects the safety cabinet from accidental or unauthorized opening. The enclosure is mounted on top of a base that contains two forklift pockets designed to accommodate the fork of a forklift. An indicator is disposed on the safety cabinet for, among other things, making the safety cabinet easy to locate and indicating the nature of the contents stored in the safety cabinet, especially in situations where the safety cabinet is located in a room where there is smoke or low light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Glen Alan Carter, Steven Michael Eyer
  • Publication number: 20080203862
    Abstract: A blocking system for file cabinets that consists of a pull shaft (e) linked to each drawer/guide (c), which operates a corresponding blocking device, and all the blocking devices of all the drawers are correlated to each other such that opening one of them prevents all others from being opened: It consists of a support platen (1) fastened to the furniture, which defines a groove-rail (11) with at least two sections (11a and 11b) angled between each other, a mobile blocking element (2) outfitted with two emerging bolts (2a and 2b) that can move linearly, guided on the said groove-rail (11) upon being pulled with the movement of the corresponding shaft (e), and mobile arms (3a and 3b) that are aligned between each other and which can move linearly within a maximum amplitude (a) on a vertical rail (12) defined on the support platen (1) where they are guided. Applicable to officer furniture and similar furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Benito Sevillano Gil
  • Patent number: 7280349
    Abstract: A chassis customizing apparatus for coupling to an information handling system chassis includes a chassis cover having a chassis coupling member and means for displaying an image with the chassis cover. In an embodiment, the chassis cover is fabricated from a transparent material, and the means for displaying an image with the chassis cover includes positioning an image between an information handling system chassis and the chassis cover which is visible through the chassis cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Anderson, Daniel Chappelear, Henry Gudenau
  • Patent number: 7278695
    Abstract: A storage unit providing a storage space is disclosed. The storage unit comprises a base and a panel moveable relative to the base to expose and conceal a storage space a handle configured for at least vertical movement, at least one connector configured for at least vertical movement, and a member coupled by the connector to the handle through the panel and configured for at least horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Fromme, David W. Newberry, Mark A. Thielke, James R. Heimler, Richard A. Goodare, Brian J. Boeck
  • Publication number: 20070205703
    Abstract: A safety cabinet is disclosed which includes an enclosure having a double-walled construction and a pair of doors to selectively seal the enclosure. The safety cabinet includes a lock bar and a pair of retaining arms that permit the lock bar to be set across the front of the safety cabinet, thereby preventing the safety cabinet doors from being opened. The lock bar may be locked in place at both ends to the retaining arms by use of removable locks. When locked in place, the lock bar protects the safety cabinet from accidental or unauthorized opening. The enclosure is mounted on top of a base that contains two forklift pockets designed to accommodate the fork of a forklift. An indicator is disposed on the safety cabinet for, among other things, making the safety cabinet easy to locate and indicating the nature of the contents stored in the safety cabinet, especially in situations where the safety cabinet is located in a room where there is smoke or low light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Carol J. McLuckie, Patricia M. Maruszak, Gary A. Marcus, Glen Alan Carter
  • Patent number: 7264319
    Abstract: A drawer locking apparatus of a cabinet, including a cabinet body, at least one drawer slidably disposed in the cabinet body, a base seat mounted in the cabinet body, a slide section slidably fitted in the base seat, an engaging section and a dogging device. One end of the engaging section is disposed on the slide section. The other end of the engaging section has a hook plate with a guide slope for hooking rear sideboard of the drawer. The dogging device serves to drive the slide section to slide between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: E-Make Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen Kung Cheng
  • Patent number: 7156475
    Abstract: The mobile storage system for storing and transporting portable electronic election devices includes a wheeled base unit and a cabinet mounted thereon, the cabinet having at least one row of front accessed slotted compartments, each compartment dimensioned to receive an electronic election device. A removable and lockable retaining bar, mounted across the front of each row of slotted compartments, is operative to secure the election devices within their respective compartments. A work surface is slidably received within the base unit and additional storage compartments are provided within the base unit. A horizontal member mounted in the rear of the storage system is operative to prevent removal of the election devices from the rear and to support a plurality of battery chargers associated with each electronic election device. Power receptacles mounted on the storage system receive the AC power plugs associated with each charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Dan R. Gloger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7088578
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant protection system for protecting a PDA along with receiving various PDA accessories. The personal digital assistant protection system includes a housing with an upper opening within an upper surface, and a tray removably positionable within the housing. The tray includes a support member that supports a PDA in a manner aligned with the upper opening when the tray is positioned within the housing. An auxiliary power source and other items may positioned within the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventors: Raymond S. Gruby, Trevor S. Gruby
  • Patent number: 7082038
    Abstract: For a front cover protector mounted on a housing of a server, the protector includes: two connecting mechanisms fixed on the server by at least one screw,; two shields covering the screw and fixed on the connecting mechanism by at least one fixing screw; a front cover covering a front face of the server, comprising a fastening mechanism and being locked on the connecting mechanism by a locking element to cover the fixing screw on the shield. The front cover protector can prevent the important parts of the server from being stolen or damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Tatung Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei Chen, Pi-Yun Lee
  • Patent number: 7076325
    Abstract: A modular information handling system includes an upper chassis having a display and a power supply, and a lower chassis having a motherboard, memory, a processor, and a number of drive bays. The upper and lower chassis are interdependent, neither capable of functioning without the other. The upper and lower chassis are separately manufacturable, separately serviceable, and separately shippable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Gateway Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rapaich, Elisa E Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 7029078
    Abstract: A storage unit providing a storage space is disclosed. The storage unit comprises a base and a panel moveable relative to the base to expose and conceal a storage space a handle configured for at least vertical movement, at least one connector configured for at least vertical movement, and a member coupled by the connector to the handle through the panel and configured for at least horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: The Mills Company Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Fromme, David W. Newberry, Mark A. Thielke, James R. Heimler, Richard A. Goodare, Brian J. Boeck
  • Patent number: 6971322
    Abstract: Protective enclosure having at least one anti-pry apparatus. The at least one anti-pry apparatus prevents an unauthorized operator from prying open a door panel from at least one of its sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation Inc.
    Inventors: Clay Allen DuBois, Scott Kenneth Hoelzel
  • Patent number: 6921990
    Abstract: An electronic monitoring system is disclosed for detecting the open and closed conditions of containers or cabinets containing confidential or classified information. The electronic monitoring system includes a current sensor that detects the presence of a locking bar secured to the containers. A current sensor located on each cabinet operatively cooperates with the transmitter that transmits a signal to a central location, which provides an indicator of the secured or non-secured condition of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert C. Higgins
  • Patent number: 6914186
    Abstract: A work liquid storage apparatus of an electric discharge machine having a work tank (2) for storing a work liquid (5) supplied by work liquid supply (6) with a workpiece (4) placed in the work liquid (5), the work tank having an opening (2a), a door (12) for opening and closing the opening (2a), and a seal member (10) for hermetically sealing space between the work tank (2) and the door (12) includes support plates (13) each being formed with a long hole (13a) in an up and down direction, fixing (14) for fixing the support plates (13) and the door (12), and arms (15) each being rotatably supported at both end parts with the work tank (2) and the support plate (13). Since the door (12) can be held at the position covering the lower end part of the opening (2a) of the work tank (2) and the position exposing the lower end part of the opening (2a), maintenance work and replacement work of the seal member (10) can be performed easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryogo Koba, Akihito Adachi, Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6856509
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly of water cooled radiator is disclosed. The cartridge assembly can be installed in a computer through the standard drive bay, which includes a booster pump (30) and a water tank (20), interconnected by circulation piping (32). The circulation piping (32) is formed by an intake pipe (34) and a return pipe (36). A transparent window (14) is opened up at the front of face panel (102) for visually checking the water level in the water tank (20). This cartridge design of the water cooled radiator has the advantages of safe usage, harmonious design, and easy operability. For refilling the water tank (20), a design is used employing a lock-and-release mechanism, such that when pressure is applied on the push button (104), the water tank (20) and the face panel (102) will be forced out slightly relative to the immovable shell (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Jen-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 6851771
    Abstract: A lockable wire mesh security and closure including a locking member which engages and locks to both the top wall and the bottom wall of the enclosure. The locking member can be latched into position and locked in place to securely lock the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: REC Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jon R. Marler, Lori L. Graves, Carrie L. Monce
  • Publication number: 20040232092
    Abstract: A storage unit configured to store and display items such as wine bottles includes a frame member including a top, a base and a plurality of vertically extending walls. A plurality of shelves are slidably attached to the frame member and configured to store a plurality of items. At least one insert may be positioned within the plurality of shelves to provide a support for the items contained therein. A strap, having a first end and a second end and extending substantially transverse to the front edge of the plurality of shelves is also provided and prevents the plurality of shelves from sliding. The shelves may be removed from the frame member and stored on a top surface of the frame member to reconfigure the storage space within the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: James M. Cash