With Push Or Pull Rod As Operator Patents (Class 312/218)
  • Patent number: 10275958
    Abstract: A modular drawer structure comprises a housing having an interior volume defined therein, and a drawer comprising one or more compartments, wherein the drawer is slidably movable with respect to the interior volume of the housing between a first closed position, wherein the compartments are enclosed within the interior volume, and a second open position, wherein the compartments are at least partially accessible. The drawer structure further comprises a mechanism for controllably locking the drawer in the first closed position, an access pad, e.g. such as but not limited to a keypad and/or a card swipe pad, for entry of a passcode, and a processor for unlocking the drawer when an entered passcode matches a stored passcode value. Some embodiments of the drawer structure include a stored time threshold, wherein if the drawer is unlocked for a time that meets or exceeds the stored time threshold, the drawer is relocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED INVENTION, LLC
    Inventors: Cristian J. Daugbjerg, Robert Peter Glaser, Carl Hermann Poppe
  • Patent number: 9973611
    Abstract: Devices and methods for improving user compliance with a pre-determined medication schedule including integrated software and hardware elements using wireless communication protocols to provide assistance to individuals who need to remember to administer one or more medications are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Fred Pether, Matthew Coe, Richard Costa
  • Patent number: 9763350
    Abstract: A storage enclosure includes a chassis, which includes a plurality of drawers arranged horizontally in the chassis. Each drawer of the plurality of drawers is extendable through a front surface of the chassis and is able to mount one or more side-accessible storage devices. For any drawer of the plurality of drawers bordering a side surface of the chassis, when the drawer is extended all storage devices are inserted to or removed from the drawer through an opposite side of the drawer to the side surface of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brenden Michael Rust, Charles Powell Morris
  • Patent number: 9663291
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and two sides, tracks attached to opposite sides, and a plurality of drawers. Each drawer has at least one drawer support which moves along the tracks during movement of the drawer. Rotatable members at the front of the container assist movement of the drawers. Each drawer has a latch assembly for locking the drawer in a closed position during shipment. Dunnage may be located inside one or more of the drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Matthew S. Sanger
  • Patent number: 9474670
    Abstract: A cart (1) for dispensing health products, such as drugs and medicines, designed for health centers and similar, comprising a main chassis provided with directional wheels (3) underneath, where a plurality of drawers that protrude from at least a number of the sides of the main chassis are provided for, with locking mechanism in order to remain in a fixed position in the main chassis; a control unit linked to the drawers in order to open and/or close the same and a user interface, the plurality of drawers being supported on at least one removable support structure (5). Each one of the drawers (4) has a locking mechanism linked to electrically operable fastening found inside the main chassis, in communication with the control unit, the locking mechanism of each one of the drawers including a number of position detection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KRZ, S.L.
    Inventor: Jordi Pamplona Rovira
  • Patent number: 8967894
    Abstract: A mascara brush capable of achieving the volume-up and curling of eyelashes by raising eyelashes with a mascara material applied is provided. The mascara brush is withdrawn from a mascara container, a button on the top of a grip is pressed, and then the brush is bent from a brush rod in an arc shape by a working member within a brush base, to prevent mascara materials adhered to a mascara rod from staining the periphery of eyes or nose, thereby providing a convenient use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Hae-won Jeong
  • Patent number: 8960814
    Abstract: A storage cabinet including two storage compartments is disclosed. Each of the storage compartments has at least one door. The first compartment includes a locking mechanism and the second compartment includes a latching mechanism. The storage cabinet also includes a release mechanism for unlatching the latching mechanism that is accessible once the locking mechanism has been unlocked and at least one door of the first compartment has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Knaack LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Bergum, Steven J. Rogman, Jose R. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140361668
    Abstract: A pull-out blocking device for furniture parts that can be pushed into or pulled out of a basic furniture structure, the pull-out blocking device having a guide rail and a sequence of support elements mounted on the guide rail displaceable in the longitudinal direction, and at least one intermediate element arranged between two of the support elements. Each support element has an upper supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently above, a lower supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently below and a further supporting surface for abutment against the support element arranged adjacently above or below. Each support element is pivotably arranged on the guide element for movement between the blocking and releasing positions, and all the supporting surfaces are arranged outside the guide element. The intermediate element's longitudinal extent is a multiple of a longitudinal extent of one of the support elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FULTERER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Axel Fulterer
  • Publication number: 20140354120
    Abstract: A closure system for drawer cabinets, comprising locking means (2) with stacked cams (4) and that can be configured in at least a releasing position, in which it enables the opening of a drawer (102), and a locking position, in which it prevents the opening of the drawers (102); activation means (9) that can be activated by means of the command of an operator and that is active on said locking means (2) for moving the locking means (2) between said locking (closed) and releasing (open) positions; and enabling means (15) designed for enabling and disabling movement of the locking means (2) between the locking and releasing positions. The activation means (9) is configured in such a manner as to bring itself automatically from the open position to the closed position within a pre-established interval of time, following release of a command for opening the activation means (9) by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: FAMI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca MILANI, Giuseppe TOSIN
  • Patent number: 8870308
    Abstract: A tool cabinet apparatus with a safety lock system and a method of manufacturing the cabinet. The cabinet includes a shell or frame, an inner panel with openings for installing drawer slides, a plurality of four different drawer configurations, the drawer configurations including drawers of three inches, five inches, seven inches and eight inches, and a block guide attached to the inner panel for stacking three different configurations of lock blocks. One block configuration includes an upper protrusion, another block configuration includes a lower protrusion and a third block configuration is a spacer with no protrusions. To achieve universality, the two blocks with upper and lower protrusions are paired and between such pairs there are three of the third blocks to accommodate each of the eight inch drawers, two of the third blocks to accommodate each of the seven inch drawers, one third block to accommodate each of the five inch drawers and no third blocks to accommodate each of the three inch drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Karl Freimuth
  • Publication number: 20140265761
    Abstract: A locking device (1) for a pull-out blocking arrangement (2) for at least two furniture parts, in particular drawers, which can be pushed into a furniture body and pulled out of a furniture body, wherein the locking device (1) comprises a locking body (4) which is pivotable about a pivot axis (3) and is pivotable between at least one blocking position for blocking the furniture parts in their pushed-in position and at least one release position for pulling at least one of the furniture parts out of the furniture body, wherein the locking body (4) is pivotable about the pivot axis (3) out of the blocking position into the release position in two pivot directions (5, 6) which are opposite one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FULTERER GESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Markus Ropele
  • Patent number: 8756961
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door base, a door disposed pivotally on the door base for covering openably the door base, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a first body biased to move relative to the door base in a first direction, a first engaging portion disposed at the first body, a pushing portion disposed at the first body, a second body disposed at the door, and a second engaging portion disposed at the second body. A lock is operable to move the first body relative to the door base in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first engaging portion is biased to move in the first direction to thereby engage the second engaging portion, so as to lock the door at a locked position for covering the door base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hai-Nan Qiu, Fu-Lung Lu
  • Patent number: 8733854
    Abstract: A cabinet with electrical locks forms a first through hole larger than a diameter of a horizontal rod for manually lifting a longitudinal track to unlock. A second through hole larger than a diameter of a pivoting arm for lifting the longitudinal track mechanically is also formed. Thereby, the first and the second through holes provide excess space for the horizontal rod and the pivoting arm, so the horizontal rod and the pivoting arm may not interfere each other when driven to lift the longitudinal track up. Thus, the pivoting arm may not be damaged when the longitudinal track is lifted manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ting-Yu Chang
  • 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: 8662603
    Abstract: A protective enclosure including a housing defining a door opening is provided. A first flange extends from an opening end of a door and is angled relative to a surface of said door inwardly toward an interior storage space of the enclosure. The first flange and the door surface form an obtuse angle. A second flange extends from a hinge end of the door and is angled relative to the door surface inwardly toward the interior storage space. The second flange and the door surface form an obtuse angle. A hinge pivotally mounts the door with the housing. A locking mechanism selectively locks the door to the housing. The housing includes a channel disposed along at least a portion of the door opening. At least a portion of the first and second flanges are disposed within the channel when the door is closed to resist pry attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: John D. Brush & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Sekol, Douglas E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8661862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enhancing the security of a cluster box unit which includes a protective enclosure, internal cabinetry, door, hinge and locking system. The cluster box unit may also include outgoing mail compartment doors that are heavily constructed and rigidly reinforced, with the locks carried thereon protectively shielded, and with the extensible bolts of these locks being engaged by brackets that not only lock the outgoing mail compartment doors but also the master loading doors of the cluster box units. The cluster box unit may also include master loading doors are provided with hinges that extend the full height of the doors—hinges that are defined by pivotally interfitting elements of extrusions that very sturdily mount the master loading doors, that prevent prying or bending the doors in the vicinities of their hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: The United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Ryszard K. Mikolajczyk, Taurris D. Baskerville
  • Patent number: 8651591
    Abstract: A lock device for two-way travel drawers of a support body is provided with in combination a peg on a central portion of one side of the drawer; two two-way travel slides each on an outer surface of either side of the drawer; and a lock assembly including a groove member, a sliding member, a lock, and snapping members. The groove member has a rectangular section and includes front and rear flanges to be secured to a wall of the support body. The sliding member has a rectangular section, is slidably disposed in the groove member, and includes openings. The lock is disposed on an upper portion of the wall of the support body and capable of actuating to activate the sliding member. The snapping members are retained in the openings and capable of locking or unlocking the peg when the sliding member moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: E-MAKE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8556359
    Abstract: A refrigerator door locking assembly is provided for selectively locking and unlocking refrigerator and freezer doors. The assembly includes a cabinet having a perimeter wall. An outer edge of the perimeter wall defines an open face into the cabinet. A first door is pivotally coupled to the cabinet selectively covering the open face. A conduit extends through the perimeter wall of the cabinet. The conduit has an upper end and a lower end. A first slit extends through the outer edge of the perimeter wall into the conduit. A first hook is coupled to the door and is inserted through the first slit into the conduit when the first door is in a closed position covering the open face. A rod is coupled to the cabinet and positioned in the conduit. The rod selectively engages the first hook whereby the first door is held in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kire Gorgievski
  • Patent number: 8528993
    Abstract: An emergency crash cart includes a sealing structure that enables multiple storage sections of the cart to be locked and sealed simultaneously. The locking structure enables one of the storage sections to be unlocked and unsealed without unlocking or unsealing the other storage sections. The locking structure also can be actuated to unlock and unseal all storage sections simultaneously for rapid access to the contents of all storage sections of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Metro Industries Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Janick, Robert R. Steele
  • 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: 8462491
    Abstract: A platform for a military radio with a vehicle adapter amplifier has been developed. The apparatus includes a base for supporting at least one SINCGARS RT-1523 radio. The platform has a first power supply that includes a DC power converter for converting 110/220 alternating current into +28 Volt direct current and a second power supply that converts +28 Volt direct current into +6.75 Volts direct current, +13 Volts direct current and +200 Volt direct current. The platform includes a vehicle adapter power amplifier that provides range extension to said SINCGARS RT-1523 radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Perkins Technical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank N. Perkins, III, Jeffrey K. Taylor, Lloyd W. Childs
  • Patent number: 8371664
    Abstract: An interlocking device for a drawer slide is provided with an outer board, a fixed seat, two linkage members, a middle board, a restricting member and an inner board. When one of the drawers in a cabinet is pulled toward the first end of the outer board, the inner board will be moved together with the drawer and push the restricting member, the middle board and the actuating block, then the two linkage members are pushed to move in an opposite direction to the Y direction, the two connecting rod are caused to push the linkage members of other interlocking devices, so that the inclined surface of the guiding portion of one of the linkage members of other interlocking devices will be received in the receiving space and abutted against the inclined guiding surface of the actuating block of the middle board to prevent other drawers from being pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Chain Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Wang Chen
  • 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: 8366216
    Abstract: A drawer received in an electronic device includes a drawer assembly and a locking assembly. The drawer assembly is detachable attached to the electronic device and can be used as a carrying case for components of the electronic device. The locking assembly includes a rotatable key set on the drawer assembly, a rod operable to fix or release the drawer assembly from the electronic device, and a moveable member movably connected between the rotatable key and the rod. The moveable member is driven by the rotatable key to drive the rod to fix or release the drawer assembly from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuai Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130015750
    Abstract: A protective enclosure including a housing defining a door opening is provided. A first flange extends from an opening end of a door and is angled relative to a surface of said door inwardly toward an interior storage space of the enclosure. The first flange and the door surface form an obtuse angle. A second flange extends from a hinge end of the door and is angled relative to the door surface inwardly toward the interior storage space. The second flange and the door surface form an obtuse angle. A hinge pivotally mounts the door with the housing. A locking mechanism selectively locks the door to the housing. The housing includes a channel disposed along at least a portion of the door opening. At least a portion of the first and second flanges are disposed within the channel when the door is closed to resist pry attacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: James W. Sekol, Douglas E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8348357
    Abstract: A cabinet is fitted with a locking assembly suited for simultaneously locking or unlocking all of the drawers retained within the cabinet assembly. The locking assembly includes a primary actuation assembly, accessible from the exterior of the cabinet which engages a secondary actuation assembly. The secondary actuation assembly defines a plurality of lip elements which are displaceable intermediate the glide assembly which is associated with each drawer of the cabinet. In a closed, locked condition the lip elements are displaced in front of the glide elements thereby forming an obstacle to the lateral displacement of the glide assembly thereby precluding the outward withdrawal of the drawer from its retained position within the cabinet. In an open position, the lip elements are displaced to a position outside of the travel path of the glide assembly whereby they do not impede the operation of those glide assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Briggs
  • Publication number: 20120242201
    Abstract: A pull-out blocking device for furniture parts that can be pushed into or pulled out of a basic furniture structure, the pull-out blocking device having at least one guide rail and a sequence of support elements mounted on the guide rail displaceable in the longitudinal direction thereof, each support element having an upper supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently above, a lower supporting surface for abutment against a support element arranged adjacently below and at least one further supporting surface for abutment against the support element arranged adjacently above or below. Each support element is formed as a body that connects the upper, lower, and further supporting surfaces together in an inherently rigid manner, and each support element is pivotably arranged on the guide element for movement between the blocking and releasing positions, and all the supporting surfaces are arranged outside the guide element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: FULTERER GESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Axel Fulterer
  • 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: 8151979
    Abstract: A package for shipping and displaying bottles of beverage vertically upright. A rectangular box is provided for receiving and holding a bottle therein. The box is formed from a top and bottom panels connecting to side panels and front and back support members at the top and bottom of the box. An additional longitudinal member extending along the top at the rear of the box supports the bottle neck with a moveable bar or rod extending across the body of the bottle through a hole in the side panel abutting and engaging a slot or depression formed in the opposing side panel. A retaining means such as a peg or lock secures the rod from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: David O. Lindenmayer
  • Patent number: 8115098
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a hinge system and method for use with an electrical enclosure. The hinge system can include a first mounting plate having a bushing and a second mounting plate having an aperture. The hinge system can include a pin having a first portion received by the bushing and a second portion selectively received by the aperture. The hinge system can include a cam lever, which can extend from the first mounting plate at an angle. The cam lever can be moveable between a first position to retract the pin from the aperture and a second position to lock the pin in the aperture. The cam lever can be operable in a substantially single plane of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent Jones, Jeremy Fink
  • Patent number: 8113607
    Abstract: A storage assembly comprises a storage unit having a plurality of walls that cooperate to form an interior space and an opening in communication with the interior space, a first track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, and a second track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, wherein the second widths are different than the first widths, respectively. The storage assembly comprises a first door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks via first guide members each having width less than the first width of the first and second tracks, and a second door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks, and having a pair of second guide members each having a width that is greater than the first width of the first and second tracks and less than the second width of the first and second tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Slager, Timothy S. DeVries
  • Patent number: 8020950
    Abstract: A switching cabinet arrangement equipped with a main door and at least one auxiliary door having a locking device mounted on them, which has an actuating mechanism that causes an actuating device to unlock the auxiliary door as the main door is opened. The locking device has a blocking mechanism that acts on the actuating device and prevents the main door from closing when an auxiliary door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Matthias Müller, Thomas Reichenbach
  • Patent number: 7946663
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Jon Holcomb
  • Patent number: 7926651
    Abstract: A see-though package for shipping and displaying bottles of beverage vertically upright. A rectangular box is provided for receiving and holding a bottle therein. The box is formed from a top and bottom panels connecting to side panels and back support slat members at the top and bottom of the box. A pair of spaced apart cylindrical rods extending from one side panel to the other on each side of the bottle neck adjacent the top of the body of the bottle immovably secures the bottle therein. At least one of the rods is removable and held in position by a retaining means such as a peg or lock abutting one side panel with the distal end of the rod abutting a socket formed in the opposing side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: David O. Lindenmayer
  • Patent number: 7784887
    Abstract: A toolbox assembly 10 which is adapted to allow material to be easily and securely stored and retrieved and which is aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Patent number: 7637576
    Abstract: A blocking system for file cabinets that including a pull shaft (c) linked to each drawer/guide (c), 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 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Ojmar, S.A.
    Inventor: Benito Sevillano Gil
  • Publication number: 20090102332
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a cabinet door is disclosed. A handle pivotally attached to the cabinet door has a first portion on a front side of the door and a second portion on a back side of the door, wherein rotation of the first portion causes rotation of the second portion. An upper rod is pivotally coupled to the second portion of the handle and is translationally coupled to an upper guide via two regions of engagement. A lower rod is pivotally coupled to the second portion of the handle and is translationally coupled to a lower guide via two regions of engagement. Rotation of the handle causes translational movement of the upper rod relative to the upper guide in a line of motion defined by the two regions of engagement at the upper guide, and causes translational movement of the lower rod relative to the lower guide in a line of motion defined by the two regions of engagement at the lower guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Jerel Richard Lear
  • Patent number: 7490767
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are described for ensuring that blood transfused into a patient is the correct blood for that patient, and that a complete audit trail is created that will allow later tracing of blood from donation through to transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Neoteric Technology, Limited
    Inventor: Geof Auchinleck
  • Patent number: 7428806
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semi-automatic medicine packaging machine with cassette lock unit that improves packaging efficiency and speed by supplying an automatic supply unit and prevents an unauthorized person from supplement and outflow of tablets by fixing tablet cassettes arrayed in the automatic supply unit as a whole. The semi-automatic medicine packaging machine including a medication feed outlet that feeds and discharges medications into a hopper, a sealing unit that seals medications in the hopper by medication envelope(s), a printing unit that prints data on medication envelope(s), a controller that controls the overall apparatus, and a button operation unit that inputs a user's operation into the controller includes an upper shelf; cassette stands; an automatic supply unit including a plurality of tablet cassettes established on the upper part of the cassette stands; and a cassette lock unit that prevents separation of the tablet cassettes from the cassette stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: JVM Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20080231150
    Abstract: A toolbox assembly 10 which is adapted to allow material to be easily and securely stored and retrieved and which is aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7318632
    Abstract: A storage cabinet having a latching mechanism that can be unlatched by the use of either an upper actuator or a lower actuator is provided. The upper actuator may comprise a hand knob while the lower actuator may comprise a foot pedal. Thus, if an operator has his arms full and wants to open the doors of the cabinet, he can simply do so by actuating the foot pedal. Alternately, the doors of the cabinet may be opened by actuating the hand knob. This design affords the operator much flexibility in accessing the storage cabinet. A storage cabinet with a latching mechanism that is protected from damage under abusive conditions is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Knaack LLC
    Inventors: Barry Bidinger, Jerry Draffkorn, Jr., Atul Saigal, Steve Rogman, Robert Bergum
  • Patent number: 7188570
    Abstract: An embodiment of an enclosure for electrical equipment is described. The enclosure has a back part arranged to be mounted to a fixed support and having an open front, and a front part having an open back, arranged to contain electrical equipment, and hinged to the back part. A latch is mounted within one of the back and front parts, and is arranged to latch the front part and the back part closed. A key-operated control on the front of said front part permits a user to release the latch only by use of a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schluter, Richard King, Nico Corbo
  • Patent number: 7178716
    Abstract: A latch assembly of the type used on postal cluster units, such as central mailbox units including a latch assembly of multiple dual bold latch mechanisms for securing at multiple latch points a pair of center meeting hinged doors upon closure of the doors. The dual bolt latch mechanisms of the latch assembly are enclosed within the cabinet of the postal cluster unit and are operable by a single concealed handle to simultaneously unlatch the multiple latch points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: 2B Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Teng-Long Yong
  • Patent number: 7068208
    Abstract: A remote controlled cabinet includes an inner containment space and at least a retractable cabinet door having at least a toothed rail mounted in the interior of the cabinet thereof and at least a set of remote control switch driver having a remote control circuit therein. The remote control switch driver consists of gears which synchronize with a toothed rail teeth and a pulling arm connecting to the retractable cabinet door. Through a remote controller the remote control switch driver be moved along the toothed rail. By transmitting push-out or pull-in signals to the remote control switch driver through the remote control, the pulling arm and gears of the remote control switch drivers can be driven thereby opening and closing the retractable door from the cabinet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Hsu-Chu Wu
  • Patent number: 7044569
    Abstract: A modular drawer system provides a system of interchangeable components that are easy to assemble. The system requires few fasteners because most of the parts are slidably interconnected. Many parts perform dual functions. A removable lock tray and a tracking mechanism to provide easier steering of a rolling cart are provided. A lock bar assembly with few moving parts is easily assembled. In addition, an accessory track provides two types of attachments for accessories, a more flexible, snap-on attachment and a more permanent, bolted attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Artromick International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea, Mark A. Relyea, Kristen K. Hestrom, Frank R. Wilgus, Donald J. Staufenberg, Gary L. Claypoole
  • Patent number: 6890043
    Abstract: An upright storage cabinet has a lock assembly which operates a vertically movable lock bar to simultaneously lock all drawers of the cabinet. The lock assembly includes a rotatable cam body which has a resiliently deflectable cam that projects radially therefrom. The cam body is rotatable between a locked position wherein the cam rotates a drive element to vertically displace the lock bar into engagement with the drawers, and an unlocked position wherein the cam allows the drive shaft to return to an initial position which disengages the lock bar from the drawers. The cam generates a driving force on the drive shaft during rotation of the cam body and is also resiliently deflectable to accommodate dimensional variations which varies the radial position of the drive shaft relative to the drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Haworth, Jayson J. Robinson, Jeremy J. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20040119383
    Abstract: An upright storage cabinet has a lock assembly which operates a vertically movable lock bar to simultaneously lock all drawers of the cabinet. The lock assembly includes a rotatable cam body which has a resiliently deflectable cam that projects radially therefrom. The cam body is rotatable between a locked position wherein the cam rotates a drive element to vertically displace the lock bar into engagement with the drawers, and an unlocked position wherein the cam allows the drive shaft to return to an initial position which disengages the lock bar from the drawers. The cam generates a driving force on the drive shaft during rotation of the cam body and is also resiliently deflectable to accommodate dimensional variations which varies the radial position of the drive shaft relative to the drive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Richard G. Haworth, Jayson J. Robinson, Jeremy J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6749274
    Abstract: A modular housing assembly is stacked in a vertical array of similar assemblies within a multi-drawer storage unit. A modular housing assembly includes a housing and a linear channel extending though opposite ends of the housing. The channel opens into the interior of the housing. Two bar end modules slide along the channel. The end modules may be connected to bar spacers cut from separate pieces to form assembled sliding bars. An actuator, including a fork and a cam, is provided to lock the sliding bars to prevent more than one drawer from opening at one time. The housing includes a pair of opposing, sloped surfaces to align an activator mounted on an associated drawer so that the activator will travel along a guide when the drawer is returned to its closed position. The actuator engages with the activator when the activator travels along the guide, causing the actuator to rotate within the housing, about a pin mounted between two walls of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Florian Westwinkel