Particular Electrical Wiring Feature Patents (Class 312/223.6)
  • Patent number: 10135688
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes a configurable cable patch panel, or “active panel,” that serves as a demarcation point between a customer area of a communication facility and a provider area of the communication facility. As described herein, the active panel may be dynamically configured to interconnect existing customer-side and provider-side connections to active panel ports in order to facilitate on-demand virtual connections within the communication facility between facility customers and/or between a facility customer and communication facility services. In some examples, a programmable network platform for the communication facility exposes a collection of interfaces by which customers may request virtual connections, which the programmable network platform provisions, in part, by configuring the active panel to interconnect select customer-side ports of the active panel with select provider-side ports of the active panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Huey, Jared Newell
  • Patent number: 10130011
    Abstract: A cabinet designed to accommodate at least one item of electronic equipment and a system for interconnecting such a cabinet with the external networks for blowing and extracting air. The system includes at least one of a blowing inlet and an extracting outlet including a plurality of orifices and at least one hollow structural upright as a part of the blowing circuit or of the extracting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Laurent Saint-Marc
  • Patent number: 10122128
    Abstract: A table cabinet having a reversible power socket includes a table cabinet main body. The table cabinet main body has a mounting opening. The reversible power socket is mounted to the mounting opening. The power socket includes a socket body, a power supply interface, a pop-up device, and a pop-up button. The pop-up device has a rotating shaft. The operation is convenient and practical. The power socket can be protected. In particular, it has a simple structure, and can be controlled easily, and has good reliability and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DONG GUAN SONG WEI ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weilin Lu
  • Patent number: 9941675
    Abstract: A switch cabinet includes a pair of opposing side panels. At least one side panel of the pair of side panels includes an opening defined therein. The switch cabinet also includes at least one component removal system coupled to the at least one side panel. The component removal system is selectively movable between a first position to prevent withdrawal of an electrical component through the opening and a second position to enable withdrawal of the electrical component through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Xuhui Ren
  • Patent number: 9900219
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes a configurable cable patch panel, or “active panel,” that serves as a demarcation point between a customer area of a communication facility and a provider area of the communication facility. As described herein, the active panel may be dynamically configured to interconnect existing customer-side and provider-side connections to active panel ports in order to facilitate on-demand virtual connections within the communication facility between facility customers and/or between a facility customer and communication facility services. In some examples, a programmable network platform for the communication facility exposes a collection of interfaces by which customers may request virtual connections, which the programmable network platform provisions, in part, by configuring the active panel to interconnect select customer-side ports of the active panel with select provider-side ports of the active panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Huey, Jared Newell
  • Patent number: 9854903
    Abstract: A table for concealing one or more power adapters, each power adapter having a power cord, includes a frame, at least one table top supported by the frame, a volume at least partially concealed by the table top, at least one power outlet disposed within the volume for receiving the one or more power adapters, and at least one cord organizing member operably associated with one or more power cords, each cord organizing member being disposed at least partially within the volume for organizing the one or more power cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Carl Brock Brandenberg
  • Patent number: 9768591
    Abstract: A PDU enclosure defines a transformer compartment for receiving a transformer. The PDU enclosure includes a first side bulkhead and a second side bulkhead positioned adjacent to each other as viewed on a plane. The first side bulkhead and the second side bulkhead limit access to the transformer compartment from the front. The first side bulkhead defines an opening to the transformer compartment and is spaced from the second side bulkhead by a gap. The PDU enclosure further includes a removable access panel. The removable access panel includes a first portion removably coupled to the first side bulkhead and that covers the opening in the first side bulkhead, and a second portion extending at an angle relative to the first portion and removably coupled to the second side bulkhead. The second portion also covers the gap between the first side bulkhead and the second side bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: POWER DISTRIBUTION, INC.
    Inventors: Long Justin Nguyen, Isaac Folk, Christopher Morgan Davis, Mingbo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9532596
    Abstract: A package for an oral tobacco product is a package that houses a pouch P including tobacco microparticles made of a tobacco raw material and a packaging material for packaging the tobacco microparticles and configured to cause, when being put in an oral cavity of a user, the user to absorb a tobacco component of the tobacco microparticles, the package including, in the inside thereof, a liquid storing section 24 in which liquid to be supplied to the pouch is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Takeuchi, Norio Kawata
  • Patent number: 9345167
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, a number of server cabinets received in the container, a heat dissipation apparatus, a ventilation pipe, and a control device. The container defines a number of air inlets and a number of air outlets. A number of first shielding plates movably coupled to the container to cover the air inlets and a number of second shielding plates movably coupled to the container to cover the air outlets. The container forms a cooling air channel at one side of the server cabinets and a heat air channel at an opposite side of the server cabinets. The ventilation pipe is communicated between the heat dissipation apparatus and at least one of the air inlets, the ventilation pipe defines a opening communicating with the heating air channel, and a third shielding plate is movably coupled to the ventilation pipe to cover the corresponding through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Bai Hwang
  • Patent number: 9257776
    Abstract: A pop-up enclosure system (30) for electronic equipment, includes a receptacle (31) adapted for mounting in a work-surface (15) and containing one or more electrical outlets (32) for connection of equipment thereto, and a bezel (33) supported by the receptacle and adapted for countersinking in said work-surface. A top plate (34) is dimensioned for closing an opening defined by the bezel, and a hinge (35) is mounted at an edge of the top plate and the bezel for hingedly attaching the top plate to the bezel so as to allow rotation of the top plate from a closed position to a fully open position wherein the edge of the top plate abuts an upper surface of the bezel. A releasable resilient opening force (37) is fixed to the receptacle and articulated to the top plate for opening the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: KRAMER ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Joseph Kramer
  • Patent number: 9185833
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus allowing for an adjustable face plate. The apparatus comprises a face plate, an adjustment device affixed to the face plate, wherein the adjustment device includes a plurality of ridges formed thereon to define a plurality of gaps, and wherein the adjustment device is capable of rotating about an axis, and a clamp affixed to an electronic device chassis, having a first arm contacting the adjustment device in a first gap of the plurality of gaps and allowing for rotation of the adjustment device about the axis from the first gap to a second gap of the plurality of gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Edward S. Suffern, John M. Weber
  • Patent number: 9148006
    Abstract: An interchangeable base system is provided for use with an electrical power and/or data unit in a work area or the like. The base system includes a bottom housing portion associated with the electrical unit, with the bottom housing portion having a mechanical receptacle portion. The base system further includes at least two different mounts, each having an engaging portion configured to mate with the receptacle portion, and each having a different distal mounting portion. The different distal mounting portions are configured for mounting to different types of surfaces, so that the electrical unit may be configured for installation in different locations or in different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Daniel P. Byrne, Randell E. Pate
  • Publication number: 20150110324
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a housing having a front portion and a slot formed in the housing, the slot having a plurality of different widths along a length of the slot. The slot includes a first width configured to support a first type of electronic mobile device in a first upright configuration at a first angle relative to the front portion of the housing, and a second width configured to support a second type of electronic mobile device in a second upright configuration at a second angle relative to the front portion of the housing. The first width has a first depth in the slot, the second width has a second depth in the slot, where the first angle is based on the first width and first depth, and the second angle is based on the second width and the second depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Sam Feng, Alan Smith, Eric Hsu, Timucin Kip, Ali Moayer
  • Patent number: 9010884
    Abstract: A backing piece for attaching an electrical component to a housing wall of an electrical household appliance and arrangement behind a matching opening in the housing wall includes a body having an essentially rectangular base surface, and a peripheral web configured as an elastic sealing lip for support against a rear face of the housing wall. Holding elements project from the body and form with the sealing lip a gap which receives a section of the housing wall at an edge of the opening. The holding elements are arranged in spaced-apart relationship about a periphery of the body such that at least one of the holding element is arranged on each of four sides of the rectangular base surface and one of the holding elements is provided at each of the corners of the body so as to apply a pressing force sufficient upon each section of the sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Heinrich, Matthias Wiedenmann
  • Publication number: 20150091425
    Abstract: A work surface arrangement comprising a support structure extending upward from a base end, a first work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a first vertical height, a second work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a second vertical height and extending to a first side of the support structure where the second vertical height is lower than the first vertical height, the second member including an undersurface, a first cover supported by the support structure and extending downward below the first member to a lower edge below the second vertical height, a second cover supported by the support structure and extending downward from a height proximate the undersurface of the second member and spaced from the first cover to bound a cavity, at least one horizontal channel supported by the support structure between the first and second work surface forming members to face the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alan E. RHEAULT, Karl J. MEAD, George K. VANGELATOS
  • Publication number: 20150076976
    Abstract: A cabinet rack includes a frame having first and second sides, and first and second power distribution unit brackets. The first power distribution bracket is connected to a first edge of the first side of the frame via a first rotating mount. The second power distribution bracket is connected to a first edge of the second side of the frame via a second rotating mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Anthony P. Middleton
  • Patent number: 8982538
    Abstract: A guide assembly for a switchgear assembly is provided. The guide assembly includes an elongated support member and a passage. The support member is coupled to and extends from a housing assembly rear sidewall. The support member extends in the circuit breaker assembly direction of travel. The passage is disposed on the circuit breaker assembly base and also extends in the circuit breaker assembly direction of travel. The support member is substantially aligned with the passage. In this configuration, as the circuit breaker assembly moves between a withdrawn position and an installed position, the support member moves between a first position, wherein the support member is not disposed in the passage, and a second position, wherein the support member is partially disposed in the passage. When the support member is in the second position, the support member bears a portion of the weight of the circuit breaker assembly base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Brad Robert Leccia, Steven Castelein, Francois Jean Marchand
  • Publication number: 20150069888
    Abstract: An electronic equipment cabinet structure includes a frame having a plurality of vertical support posts and a plurality of cross members that connect the support posts together. In one aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one caster plate connected to one of the plurality of cross members, wherein the caster plate includes a C-shaped portion to fittingly correspond with the cross member to which it is connected, thereby providing rigidity to the frame. In another aspect, the cabinet structure further includes at least one bracket having a base and two sides extending in the same direction away from the base, the edges of the two sides being connected to one of the cross members and the base being connected to one of the vertical support posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Evans LEWIS, II, Jose Arturo GARZA, JR., D. Brian DONOWHO
  • Publication number: 20150069899
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a fixed frame in which an electric wire cable drawn from one sidewall of a storage chamber is disposed to form a loop, a sliding frame slidably coupled to the fixed frame, and an electric wire cable housing fixed to the sliding frame to surround a portion of the electric wire cable. The electric wire cable is prevented from being damaged upon insertion and drawing of a drawer type door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jae Myung HAN, Jae Hoon LIM, Gi Joong JEONG, Woo Yeol YOO, Jong Eun CHAE, Sun Keun LEE
  • Publication number: 20150062857
    Abstract: An electronic device including a metal casing and a covering structure is provided. The metal casing has a first opening. The covering structure includes a cover and a conductive component. The cover is assembled to the metal casing and covers the first opening, wherein the cover has at least one hole. The conductive component is fixed to the cover and has at least one contacting portion, wherein the contacting portion passes through the hole and contacts the metal casing, and an electromagnetic wave is adapted to pass through the conductive component to be transmitted to the metal casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Jim-Da Lin
  • Patent number: 8960102
    Abstract: A work surface arrangement comprising a support structure extending upward from a base end, a first work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a first vertical height, a second work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a second vertical height and extending to a first side of the support structure where the second vertical height is lower than the first vertical height, the second member including an undersurface, a first cover supported by the support structure and extending downward below the first member to a lower edge below the second vertical height, a second cover supported by the support structure and extending downward from a height proximate the undersurface of the second member and spaced from the first cover to bound a cavity, at least one horizontal channel supported by the support structure between the first and second work surface forming members to face the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Alan E Rheault, Karl J Mead, George K Vangelatos
  • Publication number: 20150022072
    Abstract: A traveling harness system is provided for an appliance to maintain electrical connections between the appliance and a drawer, while allowing the drawer to move. Wiring harness guides formed in the drawer force the wiring harness to maintain a predictable and desirable loop radius to reduce stress on the wiring harness, which prevents the wiring harness from prematurely wearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: RONALD E. HALTMEYER, DEAN A. MARTIN, GUADALUPE ANTONIO SANCHEZ, JOSE PAULO REMOR
  • Publication number: 20150002006
    Abstract: An electronics cabinet having a cabinet frame, a front equipment rail, and a structural air dam. The cabinet frame includes a first pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of top side-to-side beams to form a top frame, a second pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of bottom side-to-side beams to form a bottom frame, and a plurality of vertical post connected to the top frame and the bottom frame. The front equipment rail is removably connected to one of the first pair of front-to-back beams and to one of the second pair of front-to-back beams. The structural air dam is connected to the front equipment rail and to one of the plurality of vertical posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roger D. Segroves, Rey Bravo, Alex C. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 8911042
    Abstract: An adjustable refrigerator shelf assembly receives electrical power through a loosely draped conductor held within a pocket on one side of the shelf assembly. The shelf assembly may include a detent mechanism allowing adjustment of the shelf assembly upward and downward by successive lifting and lowering of the shelf without direct manipulation of a detent or a lock allowing both the detent mechanism and conductor to be wholly covered at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Bassi, Marco Sclip
  • Publication number: 20140354131
    Abstract: A device and a system may facilitate access to communication connectors, adapters, and/or ports that are supported within a housing, e.g., a rack or cabinet. The system may include one or more of the devices. The system may also include a device that manages, e.g., guides and supports cables that are operatively coupled to the connectors, adapters, and/or ports. The ports may be on a tray that is engaged with the housing. A retainer arm may have first end, and a second end pivotably coupled to the tray. A cable retainer may be coupled to the retainer arm. An actuation mechanism may operably couple the tray to the retainer arm. The actuation mechanism may be configured to move the cable retainer from a first position over the tray to a second position extending beyond a side of the tray as the tray is pulled out of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu
  • Patent number: 8901419
    Abstract: A rising receptacle box assembly includes a receptacle assembly for housing receptacles and jacks. The receptacle assembly can move between a lowered position and a raised position. In the raised position, the receptacle assembly is substantially level with a work surface on which the rising receptacle box assembly is supported, so that the receptacles and jacks are easily accessible. In the lowered position, the receptacle assembly is lowered beneath the work surface so that inserted plugs and connectors are stowed away in a recess below the work surface. Raising and lowering of the receptacle assembly can be coupled to the opening and closing of a lid of the rising receptacle box assembly. The lid may include one or more cutouts so that cables associated with inserted plugs and connectors can pass through when the receptacle assembly moves to the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Wiremold Company
    Inventor: Marc Galasso
  • Patent number: 8891228
    Abstract: An enclosure for electrical equipment is provided. The enclosure includes a frame, a first plate, and a first member coupled to the frame and configured to receive the first plate. The first plate is configured to receive a transformer, movable between a first position and a second position, at least partially supported by the first member when the first plate is in the first position, and offset from the first member when the first plate is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph P. Gerovac
  • Patent number: 8879881
    Abstract: A rotatable routing guide assembly for fiber optic cables routed in a fiber optic equipment shelf is disclosed. The assembly comprises a guide portion, an attachment feature and a keyed receiver. The guide portion has a bottom, a top, a deformable first wall, a deformable second wall and a third wall forming a plurality of segments, and is configured to receive fiber optic cables of different sizes by different ones of the plurality of segments. The attachment feature removably attaches the guide portion to the shelf. The attachment feature has a first tab forming a first notch with the guide portion, and a second tab forming a second notch with the guide portion. The keyed receiver is located in the shelf and has a lip extending partially around an interior edge. The lip is received in at least one of the first notch and the second notch and friction fit between at least one of the first tab and the second tab and the guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Monique L. Cote, Gerald J. Davis, Brent M. Frazier, William J. Giraud, Raymond G. Jay, Brian D. Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20140319990
    Abstract: An appliance that conducts a useful cycle of operation on an article comprises a treating chamber receiving the article and having an access opening. A first closure element selectively closes at least a first portion of the access opening, and a second closure element movable relative to the first closure element selectively closes at least a second portion of the access opening. An operative device can be coupled to the second closure element. A cable providing at least one of electrical or data communication to the device is routed through the first closure element to the second closure element and is operatively connected to the device on the second closure element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: JONATHAN D. GEPHART, ANDREW T. MIDDLETON, BLAYNE C. SMITH, ANTHONY B. WELSH
  • Patent number: 8869966
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for handling notes of value. The device comprises a first module (16a) that in an operating state is electrically conductive connected via a first electrical wire to a power supply unit (26) and electrically conductive connected via a second electrical wire to a second module (16b). In a maintenance state the first module (16a) is neither electrically conductive connected to the first electrical wire nor electrically conductive connected to the second electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Fehrenbach
  • Patent number: 8859136
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell module, a combustor, a fuel gas supply apparatus, an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus, a water supply apparatus, a power converter, a control device, and a casing containing the fuel cell module, the combustor, the fuel gas supply apparatus, the oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus, the water supply apparatus, the power converter, and the control device. The casing includes a casing body and an open/close door that opens/closes the casing body by rotation about a vertical axis through hinges. The power converter and the control device are attached onto the open/close door at upper and lower positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiko Fujisawa, Tetsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8859137
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell module, a combustor, a fuel gas supply apparatus, an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus, a water supply apparatus, a power converter, a control device, and a casing containing the fuel cell module, the combustor, the fuel gas supply apparatus, the oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus, the water supply apparatus, the power converter, and the control device. The casing includes a casing body having an opening in the front face and a slide door that is installed onto the casing body. When the slide door slides horizontally, the opening is opened/closed. The power converter and the control device are attached onto the slide door at upper and lower positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiko Fujisawa, Tetsuya Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140239782
    Abstract: A universal cable bracket that enables one or more cables to be secured to a telecommunications chassis accommodates cables of various sizes and styles. The cable bracket is configured to be mounted in one of multiple orientations relative to the chassis. One or more fasteners can be inserted through apertures in the bracket and a chassis mounting surface to secure the bracket into the desired orientation. Cables or fanout arrangements can be secured to a platform of the bracket via cable ties or other windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Kostecka, Steve Brandt, John Anderson
  • Patent number: 8811036
    Abstract: A frame member (130) includes a bottom plate part (132) facing the lower surface of a display device (110), a wall part (133) extending upwardly from an edge part of the bottom plate part (132), and a top plate part (134) extending from an upper edge part of the wall part in a horizontal direction. An aperture (131) into which a wiring member (120) connected to the display device (110) is inserted is formed between the wall part (133) and the top plate part (134). The frame member (130) retains and supports the display device (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Seiichirou Gotou, Toshiki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8774584
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fiber distribution housing which maximizes worker's operation efficiency, simplifies arrangement of optical cables within the fiber distribution housing, and minimizes tension or stress applied to the optical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: LS Cable & System Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Yub Kim, Hyup Jae Chung, Myung Ryun Yoon, Tae Seon Moon
  • Patent number: 8764133
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a hinge bracket that is installed on a cabinet between an upper door and a lower door, which are configured to individually open and close an upper portion and a lower portion of a cabinet, respectively, and rotatably supports the upper door and the lower door, the hinge bracket coupled to a connecting member through a reinforcing bracket, which is installed at an inner side of a wall forming a heat insulation space of the cabinet, thereby enhancing the sealing performance of a filler unit configured to seal between the upper door and the lower door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yong Park, Hyun Tae Chu, Hyoung Suk Lee
  • Publication number: 20140167578
    Abstract: A computer chassis has a body with variable components. The chassis is accessible from the front or back of a casing or cabinet through the use of gripping loops. Further, each cooling fan, mounted on a rail, is removable, thus making the fans' positions variable and a back plane unnecessary. The chassis is arranged such that hard drives may be configured into different orientations through movable components, altering the size and number of hard drives with ease. Because the position of each hard drive is also variable and removable, connectors are loose and not attached to a fixed back plane. A power controller may be utilized through both the front and back of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PSSC LABS
    Inventors: Janice Lesser, Larry Lesser
  • Publication number: 20140160635
    Abstract: A guide assembly for a switchgear assembly is provided. The guide assembly includes an elongated support member and a passage. The support member is coupled to and extends from a housing assembly rear sidewall. The support member extends in the circuit breaker assembly direction of travel. The passage is disposed on the circuit breaker assembly base and also extends in the circuit breaker assembly direction of travel. The support member is substantially aligned with the passage. In this configuration, as the circuit breaker assembly moves between a withdrawn position and an installed position, the support member moves between a first position, wherein the support member is not disposed in the passage, and a second position, wherein the support member is partially disposed in the passage. When the support member is in the second position, the support member bears a portion of the weight of the circuit breaker assembly base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: BRAD ROBERT LECCIA, STEVEN CASTELEIN, FRANCOIS JEAN MARCHAND
  • Publication number: 20140153179
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the disclosure, a device may include a base member formed as a receptacle with a recess defining an interior region configured for receiving internal circuitry. The base member may include first and second sides intersecting orthogonally to define a corner. The device may include a rail member having a first portion coupled to the first side of the base member and a second portion coupled to the second side of the base member. The rail member may be positioned to contact the corner of the base member. The device may include an enclosing member coupled to the first and second portions of the rail member with a plurality of fasteners to thereby enclose the internal circuitry disposed in the recess of the base member between the enclosing member and the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Fourie
  • Patent number: 8737090
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system includes a rack, a plurality of modular servers, at least one network switch, a plurality of cables and a cable management mechanism. The rack includes a frame assembly and an interior. The modular servers and the network switch are installed in the interior of the rack. Each of the cables is connected with a corresponding modular server and the network switch. The cable management mechanism is integrally formed with the frame assembly for managing and securing the cables connected between the network switch and the modular servers and includes a polygonal column having an inclined sidewall and a receptacle. The inclined sidewall has a plurality of through holes and an opening arranged apart from each other. The through holes are in communication with the receptacle and respectively configured to contain a corresponding cable extending therethrough. The opening is in communication with the receptacle and configured to collect and contain the cables inserted therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben-Chiao Jai
  • Publication number: 20140132134
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and at least one panel secured to the frame structure. The at least one panel includes one or more panel knockouts arranged therein. Each panel knockout is configured to be removable from the at least one panel to provide a pass-through opening for a cable. The at least one panel further includes a split brush assembly seated in place of a removed one of the one or more panel knockouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo GARZA, JR., Richard Evans LEWIS, II
  • Patent number: 8701568
    Abstract: A worksurface assembly includes a support structure and a top portion that is movable relative to the support structure. The worksurface assembly may include a mounting rail configured to support various accessory units. A utility supply system is provided, and the top portion of the worksurface assembly may be moved to provide access to the utility supply system. A mechanism provides for controlled movement of the top portion of the worksurface assembly relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Miller, Robert J. Battey, Todd T. Andres, John R. Hamilton, Daniel N. Phillips, Jamie L. Payne, Brian L. Bultsma, Daniel R. Tatman, Mark T. Slager, Kurt R. Heidmann, James D. Houda, David J. Dekker, Michael P. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8690273
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Stevan R. Dolinsek, Timothy A. Fulton, Daryl L. Harmon, Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20140091688
    Abstract: A door for a electronic device that may be removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David H. Narajowski, Euan S. Abraham, Brett W. Degner, Daniel L. McBroom, Erik Shahoian
  • Patent number: 8681481
    Abstract: A rear panel for a draw-out circuit breaker includes a metal plate having a pair of rectangular cutouts. Two bushing blocks are joined together and at least partially extend through the cutouts. Each molded bushing block includes three bushings, each of which carry an electrical conductor that is over-molded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Robert A. Patten, Robert S. Karnbach, Thomas P. McNamara
  • Publication number: 20140077676
    Abstract: An external storage device enclosure includes a box-body portion and a cover-body portion. The box-body portion supports a storage device, and has a connection port. The cover-body portion includes a cover-board and a top-board. A first-side of the top-board connects the cover-board. The top-board is pivotally connected to the box-body portion through a rotation axis located a second-side of the top-board. When the cover-body portion rotates around the rotation axis and covers the storage device, a driving element of the cover-board contacts a first-side of the storage device to electrically connect a connection slot of the storage device and the connection port. When the cover-body portion rotates around the rotation axis and exposes the storage device, a releasing element located at the first-side of the top-board contacts a second-side of the storage device to electrically separate the connection slot of the storage device from the connection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: NAN YOU LU, YI-JIUN LIN
  • Publication number: 20140063821
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly and systems and methods for using the same are disclosed. The enclosure assembly may include a base plate, a plurality of sidewalls, and one or more insulator layers disposed on the sidewalls. When coupled to a module, the enclosure assembly may least partially enclose the module to prevent the spread of EMI, to assist in heat dissipation, to protect the structural integrity of the module, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shashikant G. Hegde, Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Kenta K. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140055016
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus includes an image forming section; a conveyance path to convey a recording medium to the image forming section; a drawer unit including the conveyance path and configured to be pulled out relative to the apparatus; an electrical cable to electrically connect the drawer unit and an interior of the apparatus even when the drawer unit is pulled out from the apparatus; and a cable holder (a first regulating member) to ensure that that the cable is securely prevented from protruding from the drawer unit. According to the present invention, the electric cable is prevented from running off from the drawer unit due to the folding of the cable caused by the regulating member, so that the electric cable is prevented from getting hung up on the parts disposed in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji NISHIKAWA, Yusuke FUNAYAMA, Hidehiko MAEDA, Junichi KAWASE, Hiroshi ISHII, Joh EBARA, Kohta TAKENAKA, Yoshihide OHTA, Kohta HIRAKAWA, Toshihiro SHIMADA, Yusuke MASU, Makoto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140049144
    Abstract: A server includes a chassis and two cable organizers. The chassis includes an end wall, and a number of cables connected to an outer surface of the end wall. The cable organizers are mounted to opposite ends of the end wall. An opening is defined in each cable organizer, for allowing a palm of an operator to extend through. A number of substantially C-shaped cutouts is defined in each cable organizer in communication with the corresponding opening, for allowing the cables to engage in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU HAN, HAN-BING ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8650805
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system in which a demarcation point cabinet to provide network connectivity between networks is placed into a cage mesh panel design for a communication facility structure, wherein the demarcation point comprises a demarcation point cabinet placed in the non-moving, stationary portion of the cage mesh panel design for the communication facility structure, such as an Internet Exchange (IX), Peering Point, Data Center, or Co-location center, providing security to the customers using the communication facility structure, frees up square footage space inside the cage for customers to put their own equipment and wiring, and adds security because demarcation point cabinet is constructed with physical barriers to prevent physical tampering or access from a front side of the demarcation point cabinet to the back side of the demarcation point cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Poleshuk, Anthony Sclafani, Lany Widjaja