With Liquid Drain, Dust Collector Or Guard Patents (Class 312/229)
  • Patent number: 10724214
    Abstract: A pressure relief assembly for providing thermal expansion protection to plumbing lines in a water distribution system for a home or business having a clothes washing machine wherein the water supply valve or valves and the drain connection for the washing machine are provided in a washing machine box mounted in a wall cavity, the assembly comprising a water pressure relief valve connected within the washing machine box to a washer supply line before the washer supply valve with the drain line from the pressure relief valve extending to the drain opening in the washing machine box. Optionally, the washer water supply valve is also in fluid communication with a water hammer arrestor within the washing machine box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Jones Stephens Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Yanka
  • Patent number: 10653159
    Abstract: Brining apparatus includes a refrigerator, a sink, and a hollow housing to receive brining fluid and a turkey. The housing has an open mouth at the top. The apparatus also includes a cover which sealingly removably engages the mouth of the housing. The housing includes a valve to drain brining liquid from the housing. The housing and cover are shaped and dimensioned, when assembled, to fit in the refrigerator for cooling, and to fit in the sink to drain brining liquid from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Jon K Curry
  • Patent number: 10443922
    Abstract: A heat exchange system includes a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between a transport fluid and a heat transfer fluid, a fan configured and arranged such that the transport fluid is capable of being transported through the heat exchanger, a defrosting device configured to defrost a layer of frost, and a housing at which at least the heat exchanger and the fan are arranged, a heating lacquer layer arranged on at least one of the heat exchanger, the fan, the defrosting device, and the housing, the heating lacquer layer being electrically connected to a contact device for electrical contact with the heating lacquer layer, and when the layer of frost is on at least one of the heat exchanger, the fan, the defrosting device, and the housing, the layer of frost is able to be defrosted in an operating state of the heating lacquer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GÜNTNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Jackmann, Wolfgang Nohava
  • Patent number: 10413628
    Abstract: A sterilization cabinet, comprising a top panel, at least two side panels, and a floor panel forming a part of a chamber of the sterilization cabinet; at least one door connected to at least one of the at least two side panels of the sterilization cabinet; a vent formed in at least one of the two side panels; at least one first filter covering the vent and a filter cover configured to hold the first filter against the vent; a drain positioned in the floor panel, wherein the floor panel has a slope configured to cause condensate within the chamber to flow into the drain and wherein the drain is the only outlet for the condensate along the floor panel; and a second filter covering the drain such that condensate flowing into the drain passes through the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PMBS, LLC
    Inventors: Michele Mauzerall, Maryellen Keenan
  • Patent number: 10166305
    Abstract: A mobile sterilization system comprising: a sterilization cabinet, the sterilization cabinet comprising: a bottom panel, a top panel, two side panels, a back panel and a door configured so as to define an interior chamber; a plurality of casters or wheels mounted to the bottom panel, each of the plurality of casters or wheels being mounted to the bottom panel by a caster or wheel bracket, wherein the caster or wheel bracket comprises a lateral projection; perforations formed in at least one of the bottom panel, top panel and two side panels; and at least one filter configured to cover the perforations; and a transfer cart, the transfer cart comprising: an upper platform for receiving a sterilization cabinet, the upper platform comprising a pair of transfer cart tracks extending longitudinally along the upper platform, wherein each of the transfer cart tracks comprises a lateral projection; and a lower support structure for supporting the upper platform and for receiving wheels; wherein the sterilization cabin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PMBS, LLC
    Inventors: Michele Mauzerall, Maryellen Keenan
  • Patent number: 10111972
    Abstract: A sterilization cabinet, comprising a top panel, at least two side panels, and a floor panel forming a part of a chamber of the sterilization cabinet; at least one door connected to at least one of the at least two side panels of the sterilization cabinet; a vent formed in at least one of the two side panels; at least one first filter covering the vent and a filter cover configured to hold the first filter against the vent; a drain positioned in the floor panel, wherein the floor panel has a slope configured to cause condensate within the chamber to flow into the drain and wherein the drain is the only outlet for the condensate along the floor panel; and a second filter covering the drain such that condensate flowing into the drain passes through the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PMBS, LLC
    Inventors: Michele Mauzerall, Maryellen Keenan
  • Patent number: 9897364
    Abstract: A thermal storage container is coupled to a pump for circulating cooled liquid from the thermal storage container in at least one of two circuits. One circuit includes a heat exchanger coupled to the fresh food evaporator for assisting in cooling the fresh food section of the refrigerator or for chilling the liquid. Another circuit includes a sub-cooler between the condenser and the evaporator for cooling the output from the condenser before entering the evaporator, herby increasing the efficiency of the system. A three-way valve is coupled from the output pump to couple the stored coolant selectively to one or the other or both of the coolant circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Kuehl, Guolian Wu
  • Patent number: 9745128
    Abstract: An improved trash container having a base, a rear partition wall, and a front partition wall hingedly attached to the base to enable the front partition wall to pivot and rotate forward away from the rear partition wall. The trash container further incorporates a bracket member that connects the front partition wall and the rear partition wall, enabling the front partition wall to transition amongst a closed position, an extended position and a releasing position. In a closed position, the base, front partition wall and rear partition wall are connectively aligned and together define an internal cavity for holding a trash bag. In an extended position, the front partition wall is pivoted forward of said base and separated from direct contact with the rear partition wall to enable efficient and hassle-free removal of a filled trash bag from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Romano, Robert J. Guarino
  • Patent number: 9642511
    Abstract: A dishwasher door hinge assembly and spring linkage device is disclosed that enables the spring linkage to be removed from the hinge while the door remains attached to the hinge assembly and to the appliance. This provides in-situ removal of the door from the appliance without requiring the unit to be removed from the cabinet. Both the hinge and the spring linkage have geometry that allow for separation while the appliance remains mounted in final installed state (in-situ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Blaine Shoup, Justin Paul Mudd, Dale Eugene Anderson
  • Patent number: 9510724
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to an automatic treating cycle within the treating chamber that includes a shell partially defining the treating chamber and a base structure supporting the shell as well as a liquid recirculation system mounted to the base structure and configured to recirculate liquid within the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron P. Bennett, Tod E. Boyd, Rexford W. Cordill, Donald J. Wilson, Marvin R. Mealman
  • Publication number: 20150108886
    Abstract: Refrigerator appliances are provided. A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet defining a fresh food chamber and a freezer chamber and including a mullion extending between and defining the fresh food chamber and freezer chamber. The refrigerator appliance further includes a door rotatably hinged to the cabinet for accessing the fresh food chamber, the door including an inner surface and an outer surface, the door further including an ice container mounted thereon. The refrigerator appliance further includes a hinge connecting the mullion and the door, and a freezer door connected to the cabinet for accessing the freezer chamber. The refrigerator appliance further includes a drain assembly for draining a liquid from the ice container, the drain assembly providing a flow path through the hinge and the mullion to an exhaust location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles Benjamin Miller, Alan Joseph Mitchell, Stephen Michael Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20150107627
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus, system and method. The self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus incorporates a 360-degree universal fluid delivery system, compatible with external sources for fluid monitoring and delivery, that assures all surfaces therein may be decontaminated inexpensively, quickly, completely, and efficiently. In addition to its self-cleaning features, the design provides improved ergonomics for users as well as enhanced protection from floor-level contaminants. Methods for decontamination are also presented that take advantage of its unique features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Miles Snyder, Travis Lee White, Jeffrey Scott Ashcraft
  • Publication number: 20150076978
    Abstract: An enclosure having a housing with a front wall and a back wall, and an opening in the front wall. A door having a top and a bottom and an inner face and an outer face, and the door is rotatably attached to the housing. The door is configured to cover the opening when the door is in a closed position. A gasket is attached to the inner face of the door and located at least over a top of the opening of the housing when the door is in the closed position. The gasket is located closer to a top of the door in a center of the door, and the gasket is further from the top of the door as the gasket approaches opposing sides of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20140354125
    Abstract: A vegetable container for a refrigerator includes a case having an opening formed at a front thereof, the case being provided with a receiving space to receive objects to be stored, a drawer to seal an interior of the case, a discharge port formed through a bottom surface of the case to discharge water from the case, a negative pressure part to lower pressure in the case, and an opening and closing valve to open and close the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ahreum Park, Sanggyun Lee, Yongjoo Park
  • Publication number: 20140354133
    Abstract: A vegetable container includes a case having an opening formed at a front thereof, the case being provided with a receiving space to receive objects to be stored, a drawer to seal an interior of the case, a negative pressure part lower pressure in the case, and a reinforcing part to increase strength of the case, where the reinforcing part includes a reinforcing member coupled to at least one surface of the case, located adjacent to the opening, and having greater strength than the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ahreum Park, Sanggyun Lee, Yongjoo Park
  • Publication number: 20140191638
    Abstract: Electronic device includes main body, cover having through hole and covering at least part of main body, fixing mechanism fixing cover to main body, and waterproof mechanism draining water to outside, water having entered into gap between cover and main body. Fixing mechanism includes rotating knob provided in main body and inserted into through hole when cover is fixed to main body, protruding portion moved by rotation of rotating knob, engaging portion provided inside cover and engaging with protruding portion when cover is fixed to main body, and recess portion provided in main body and accommodating engaging portion when cover is fixed to main body. Waterproof mechanism includes groove portion provided in main body or cover, extending toward outer edge direction of cover, and coming into communication with recess portion when cover is fixed to main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NEC CASIO MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi NAKAO, Shinobu HOSONO
  • Patent number: 8763818
    Abstract: A kitchen sink organizer is disclosed that provides for a housing with a sloping dish washing detergent reservoir in a bottom base area, a reservoir insert that rests inside the reservoir that allows for degrees of penetration of dish washing implements such as sponges, soap pads and the like, and a plurality of reservoir covers that are formed with open channels through which liquid can drip back into the reservoir when the washing implements are placed on the covers, and where the housing also provides for an upper storage area for sponges, scrub pads, brushes dish towels, a bar of soap, and a ring or wrist watch, and also for a plurality of swinging hanging rods and rod sleeves that are molded onto the outer walls of the housing and which a user can swing outwardly for placement of a damp dish towel or rubber cleaning gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Pargansky
  • Patent number: 8752910
    Abstract: A worktable apparatus includes a worktable, a washing unit and a supporting unit. The worktable includes a horizontal board supported on posts. The washing unit includes a sink and a valve. The sink includes an opening defined in an upper portion and a drain defined in a lower portion. The valve is connected to the sink so that the drain is in communication with and under control of the valve. The supporting unit includes two rails, a tray and casters. The rails are connected to the worktable under the sink. The tray is placed between the rails. The casters are divided into two groups each connected to a respective one of two lateral edges of the tray and movably supported on a respective one of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Pard Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Da-Sen Lin
  • Patent number: 8752914
    Abstract: A dish rack installation kit including a pair of rigid vertical support members connected on each side of said dish rack, said dish rack having a plurality of frame members that can support a variety of different kinds of dishes, said dish rack mounted above a kitchen sink in an upper kitchen cabinet with an open bottom to allow drainage from the dish rack directly into the kitchen sink. The invention can include cabinet doors to hide the dish rack when not in use. The invention saves space in the kitchen. The rigid vertical support members include holes that receive fasteners for attaching the entire unit to the inside walls of a kitchen cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Tali Simhoni
  • Patent number: 8684476
    Abstract: A protective cabinet having an angled deflection bracket, the angled deflection bracket can include a first surface for catching falling debris, wherein said first surface is attached to an uninterruptible power supply, wherein said first surface is positioned at such an angle so as to make the debris impacting it, slide downward along its surface and reach a second surface configured to stop said sliding debris, wherein said second surface is attached to said first surface by a first corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba International Corporation
    Inventor: Zaheer Rangwala
  • Publication number: 20140049145
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit is provided including a base pan having at least one hole surrounded by a first embossment including a first inclined sidewall and a first top wall. A mounting plate is positioned adjacent a portion of the base pan. The mounting plate has at least one opening surrounded by a second embossment including a second inclined sidewall and a second top wall. The at least one opening is generally aligned with the at least one hole. The second embossment overlays the first embossment such that a gap exists between the second inclined sidewall and the first inclined sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Parag H. Mathuria, Mithun Prabhakar, James J. Del Toro
  • Publication number: 20130293073
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a casing has a case body and a cover pivotally mounted on the case body. The case body has a recess, a water collecting sump defined in the recess and two abutting protrusions respectively formed on two opposite inner sidewalls of the case body. The cover has an outer shell, and an inner stop and two side stops formed on an inner surface of the outer shell. When the cover pivots to cover the recess of the case body, the inner stop and the side stops prevent moisture and dust from entering the case body from a clearance formed between a pivot edge of the outer shell and the water collecting side surface of the case body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Jen Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130187523
    Abstract: A housing structure for a sound generator includes a base portion having a separation wall; a case portion that defines a first space with the base portion; a covering portion that defines a second space with the base portion; a frame portion that projects toward the second space from the separation wall; a screen wall disposed on an outer side of the frame portion to define a groove between the screen wall and the frame portion; and a screen board arranged on an inner side of the screen wall. The screen board is distanced from the frame portion and the screen wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ANDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Anden Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8490551
    Abstract: A portable convertible ice cooled serving table comprised of two sections is foldable for carrying by a handle. The legs may be folded against the sections. Transparent covers to protect the food from insects and to keep atmospheric heat away from the food and cooling medium are removeably pivotally mountable to the sections when erected and are storable within the folded table, including handles thereon, for transport and storage. The two sections are pivotally openable to form a table and conveniently secured in table position wherein the bases of the two sections are in the same plane. The legs are also provided with easily insertable and releasable braces which are pivotally mounted to the bases of the sections. The sections may be preferably made of insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Wagner, Evamay Wagner
  • Patent number: 8459064
    Abstract: A water-conducting household appliance includes a drain hose leading out of the household appliance, and a holding element which positions an open line end of the drain hose in a connecting position on an external side of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Haltmayer, Mathias Herrmann, Stefan Kasbauer, Claus Köther, Martin Weissenburger
  • Patent number: 8348359
    Abstract: A cabinet for use in an environment in which water may be present has a structural base and a face front. The structural base has a pair of structural plastic side pieces for bearing a load of the cabinet, the side pieces each have a pair of legs, a front edge, a back edge and a pair of mounting portions, a plastic floor the floor tilting downwardly from a back of the cabinet towards the face front, the plastic floor having a first portion attaching to one of the side pieces and a second portion for attaching to another of the side pieces, a pair of cross supports for connecting the structural sides above the plastic floor, the cross supports mounting within the mounting portions. The face front is made from wood or a wood byproduct and attaches to each side piece at the front edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Builder Cabinet Group
    Inventors: Jeff DeBoer, Jim Stenz, Mike Nellenbach, Richard Ostrosky, Thomas John Linn, Dennis Hamilton, Mary Jo Mosiniak
  • Patent number: 8317274
    Abstract: An exemplary switching cabinet includes a rack. The rack includes four vertical braces. Each of the vertical braces includes a main body having an open inner lateral side. The main body includes a main plate and two extending plates extending from two opposite lateral sides of the main plate in a same direction. A first flange and a second flange extend oppositely and outwardly from free sides of the extending plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Liang Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20120169192
    Abstract: A hospitality environment item, namely, interchangeable decorative panels that include laminates and their placement on underbar furniture/equipment. The decorative panels may each have their own laminate finish. Flanges attached to the underbar furniture/equipment extend to conceal edges of the decorative panels and extend over a peripheral region of the face of the decorative panel. The decorative panels have holes arranged to allow draw-pull handles to be secured to a drawer/door and a lock to penetrate into the drawer/door. Other decorative panels have holes that allow light to shine through from lights in backsplash sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Simon
  • Publication number: 20120169195
    Abstract: A closure device provides an emergency degassing function, pressure equalization and condensate removal for a housing sealed off from the environment. The closure device has a frame, fastenable to a housing opening and having a frame opening, as well as a closure element, for closing the housing opening. The closure element is configured or arranged relative to the frame such that a path is formed in or through the closure element in a first closure position by the gravitational force acting on the closure element. The path enables an exchange of air between the housing interior and the environment as well as a discharge of condensation water. A second closure position, in which the path is sealed closed is producable by water impinging on the closure element from the environment. If a specified overpressure is exceeded, the closure element is detachable from the frame opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Eckstein, Hubertus Goesmann
  • Patent number: 8146674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for storing hazardous material. The apparatus includes storage containers each of which stores a hazardous material storage box containing hazardous material. The hazardous material storage box is extracted from or retracted into the storage container by a transfer means. A fire sensor is provided in each storage container to detect a fire occurring in the storage container. A temperature sensor is provided in each storage container to sense a temperature in the storage container. An injection nozzle is provided in each storage container. The injection nozzle injects nitrogen into the storage container from a nitrogen supply unit when a fire is detected. An outlet pipe connection passage and a flexible outlet pipe connection tube are provided to exhaust gas from the storage containers. A collecting container is provided in the lower end of the apparatus to collect and store leakage liquid of hazardous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chang Sung Ace Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeu Yong Lee
  • Publication number: 20120011754
    Abstract: An illumination panel comprising a transparent core having opposing surfaces, a matrix of light releasing dots substantially covering one surface, and a protective layer in abutting contact with said surface whereby the dots act as an adhesive bonding the core to the protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: John Matyear
  • Publication number: 20110304248
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes: an accommodation element; a cover element; a connection element for fixing the cover element to the accommodation element; an extending protrusion extending and protruding to an outside from a contact portion between the cover element and the accommodation element; and a control element formed in the accommodation space. The extending protrusion includes a protrusion portion, which protrudes toward a bottom side or a cover element side and is formed to cover the contact portion. A clearance having predetermined dimensions is formed between the protrusion portion and one of an outer wall of the cover element and an outer wall of the accommodation element, which is near the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsuke Oota
  • Patent number: 8025347
    Abstract: A mop holding device featuring a base, the front wall has a top edge and a top portion, the top portion is angled such that the top edge extends outwardly; a mop opening for receiving a pole portion of the mop disposed in the front wall; and a support bar in the inner cavity of the base for helping to support a head of the mop. A curved inner wall with a vertex is disposed in the inner cavity below the support bar, a hole is disposed in the vertex to allow passage of water out of the base. Optionally a backsplash is attached on the base, wherein a replaceable deodorizer component may be disposed on an inner surface of the backsplash. A mop holder component and/or hooks may be disposed on the base. The device may be mounted atop a stand or an expandable stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Eduvijes Solis
  • Patent number: 7908977
    Abstract: A cooler table comprising a storage compartment formed with a top edge, and a tabletop. The tabletop is manipulable between a closed position in which it closes the top edge, and a table position in which it is mounted on a post extending from the storage compartment serving as a table while allowing access to the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Keter Plastic Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Zak, Dafna-Sarit Reis
  • Patent number: 7896939
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an assembly including a receptacle having a drawer slidable in the receptacle for receiving debris into a suction debris collection system; the drawer includes: a floor; walls extending up from the floor, the floor and the walls defining a chamber having a forward part and a rearward part; an outlet from the rearward part of the chamber; and a seal configured to prevent the passage of air through an opening to the suction system when the drawer is in a closed position and suction is supplied to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Drawervac LLC
    Inventor: John W. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7896451
    Abstract: A movable beverage cooler includes a storage organizer below an insulated cooler tub. The storage organizer has a plurality of adjustable horizontal racks for accommodating individual rows of various sized containers. The racks employ grip-in-place sidewall adjustment pads. The tub has a drop-in top, sliding door sub-assembly, with locking screws. The storage organizer may be enclosed with access through sliding doors. The structure is supported on legs with adjustable leveler extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Jerome Walsh
  • Patent number: 7782618
    Abstract: In order to ensure waterproofing between a resin enclosure case and a heat sink, a canopy structure is provided in a portion, in which water is likely to penetrate, so as to prevent the water from entering the portion, thereby directing the water flow to the outside of the enclosure. This makes it easy to install and remove an electronic unit, so that an electronic component integrally formed with the heat sink can be easily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hata, Hiroshi Kuwaki, Yasushi Kimura, Shinya Hamagishi
  • Patent number: 7775611
    Abstract: A mop holding device comprising a base; a plurality of ventilation holes disposed in the first side wall of the base; a mop opening for receiving the mop disposed at the top edge of the front wall of the base; a support bar for helping to support the mop head attached to the first and second side wall of the base near the front wall; and a removable tray for collecting water from the mop slidably received in an aperture disposed in the first side wall near the bottom wall of the base; wherein the mop is draped over the mop opening such that the head of the mop is inserted into the inner cavity of the base and over the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Eduvijes Solis
  • Patent number: 7763089
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a debris receiving drawer is mounted in a receptacle bay slideable between a single closed position and an open position, wherein the drawer includes a basin, a channel from the basin, and an outlet from the channel. The basin is configured to guide debris entering the basin toward the channel and the channel is configured to channel debris to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Drawervac, LLC
    Inventor: John W. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7686860
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a drawer for receiving debris into a suction debris collection system includes: a floor; walls extending up from the floor, the floor and the walls defining a chamber having a forward part and a rearward part; an outlet from the rearward part of the chamber; and a seal configured to prevent the passage of air through an opening to the suction system when the drawer is in a closed position and suction is supplied to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Drawervac, LLC
    Inventor: John W. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100046158
    Abstract: A drainage structure of the present invention includes a drainage groove, a drain, and a groove portion. Thus, even in the case where a user accidentally spills a liquid such as water on an upper face of a first housing, intrusion of the liquid into a disk drive can be prevented, and damage to the disk drive can be prevented. Moreover, the drain is connected to the groove portion. Thus, a liquid that drains from the drain can be collected in the groove portion. Accordingly, the liquid can be prevented from spreading over a wide area, and adhesion of the liquid to various types of electric components disposed in a back face of the first housing can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATANI, Shintaro TANAKA, Haruka KANEKO, Yoshiaki NAGAMURA
  • Publication number: 20090151193
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cloth treating apparatus, which supplies hot air to a accommodating space receiving clothes to dry the clothes. The cloth treating apparatus includes a cabinet including a accommodating space to receive clothes, and an electric component chamber, in which a moisture supply device to spray steam to the accommodating space and a air supply device to supply hot air are installed; and a condensed water treating unit to treat condensed water, generated by condensing the steam sprayed to the accommodating space or the hot air supplied from the air supply device. Therefore, the cloth treating apparatus treats the condensed water generated in the accommodating space, and thus prevents the generation of substances harmful to the human body, such as mold, in the accommodating space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Moon, Dae Yun Park, Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Seung Gyu Ryu, Hye Yong Park, Chang Gyu Choi, Dong Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20090091220
    Abstract: A safety cabinet includes an enclosure defining an opening and a door rotatably attached to the enclosure. The door is movable between an open position and a closed position, the door configured to selectively cover the enclosure when in the closed position. The safety cabinet comprises a spill-sloped shelf for directing fluid into a sump area of the cabinet and preventing damage to objects in the safety cabinet or harm to users of the safety cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Steven Michael Eyer, Patrick Malone
  • Publication number: 20080224581
    Abstract: A cabinet liner for a vanity or kitchen cabinet or any other similar cabinetry located in these areas. The cabinet liner comprises of a tapered wall around its entire perimeter and a lip with grooves that can be trimmed or flexed along the sides and back. The cabinet liner consists' of a liquid impervious, flexible and shape retaining, rubberized plastic. The cabinet liner is molded of a simple one piece design that can be contorted to fit through a door of any existing bathroom and kitchen base or wall cabinets. The cabinet liner can be manipulated into place an covers the entire inside floor of said cabinets forming a tray for receiving goods and protecting cabinet from small plumbing leaks and spills from goods stored thereon until realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: James Rand Minerva
  • Publication number: 20080067905
    Abstract: A glide rail system includes a roll-formed tubular track, a pair of cabinet-attached and tray-attached glides each slidingly engaging the track, and plugs in ends of the track limiting extension of the tray. The components can be quickly telescopingly assembled to each other and are configured for quick-attachment to the cabinet and tray in order to provide a low-cost, high-strength system of relatively few components. The present system is designed especially for supporting a dishwasher for extension, and provides for smooth extension of the tray as well as sanitary and non-rusting sliding support for the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: Melvin Guiles
  • Patent number: 7204267
    Abstract: The modular plumbing accessary utilizes an open sided box secured during rough-in to and between exposed wall studs. A unitary water pipe and anti-hammer assembly is connected to the box with only an outlet pipe exposed in the box interior. The water inlet pipe and an anti-hammer assembly and its tee connection upstream of the outlet pipe are located outside of the box interior. A drain inlet is also exposed in the box interior. Rough-in connections are made between the building pipes and the respective water inlet and drain outlet pipes at the box. Further, a compression seal shutoff valve will be secured during rough-in to the water outlet pipe within the box interior. The open side of the box faces the sink, making line connections between the sink and the valve and drain inlet easy and reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Kyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Persico
  • Patent number: 7077156
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, an ice maker valve box has a housing having a cylindrical side wall leading from a front edge bordering a circular front opening to rounded circular shoulder joined to a flat back wall. The front edge and back wall are arranged in parallel front and rear planes. A pair of first mounting tabs projects laterally and horizontally from the side wall in a first intermediate plane located between and parallel to the front and rear planes. The first mounting tabs have apertures therein for receiving first fasteners. Ledges extend rearwardly from the first mounting tabs to the rear plane. A pair of second mounting tabs joins the first mounting tabs and projects laterally and vertically from said side wall in other intermediate planes parallel to said front, first intermediate, and rear planes. The second mounting tabs define passages for receiving second fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: IPS Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Humber, Steven R. Cole
  • Patent number: 6926940
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a resin molded article, resin including a foaming agent is injected into a cavity defined in a mold assembly. Then, a movable mold of the mold assembly is moved to partly expand the cavity so that the foaming is promoted at the part where the cavity is expanded. Therefore, a high foamed portion having voids therein and a low foamed portion having an expansion ratio less than that of the high foamed portion are integrally formed in the resin molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ozaka, Mitsumasa Seko, Tsutomu Onoue, Manabu Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 6883881
    Abstract: A portable kitchen is described and which includes a kitchen surface having a food preparation area and first and second sink areas defined by the kitchen surface; and a heat resistant surface which can be releasably mounted in a plurality of operable orientations relative to the kitchen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: GSI Sports Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt F. Gauss
  • Patent number: 6769538
    Abstract: A selectively configurable household accessory holder capable of being customized through adding and removing a variety of containers to a base. The containers may hold any number of items. The household accessory holder may be configured by removably attaching a variety of containers to the base. The base has a connection means capable of mating with an attachment means on a container bottom. The base has a series of regularly spaced holes drilled in its top while a container has one or more pegs sized to fit into a hole. The container may be aligned on the base so that the peg sits in a hole and secures the container to the base. A user may remove a container by pulling it up so that the peg is removed from the hole. The base is sized such that multiple containers of any shape may be affixed thereto simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Charlane Marie Oswald