Combined Patents (Class 312/237)
  • Patent number: 10084249
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance may include a cabinet having a temperature-controlled compartment defined therein, a shelf ladder disposed in the temperature-controlled compartment and providing a plurality of shelf mounting positions, an electrical connector corresponding to each of the plurality of shelf mounting positions, wherein each of the electrical connectors comprises an actuator movable from a first position to a second position and an electrical contact configured to automatically move from a disengaged position to an engaged position in response to the actuator moving from the first position to the second position, and an adjustable shelf removably mountable in one of the plurality of shelf mounting positions such that the actuator of the corresponding electrical connector is held in the second position by a weight of the adjustable shelf and the electrical contact of the corresponding electrical connector engages the adjustable shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: James Kerner
  • Patent number: 10077935
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for a refrigerator or freezer includes a receiving plate for receiving objects, a holding arrangement which is joined to the receiving plate to form a structural unit and by means of which the shelf assembly can be mounted in a cooling or freezing space of the refrigerator or freezer on delimiting walls of the cooling or freezing space, and an electrical consumer such as a lighting module. The holding arrangement has a holding element which is arranged in the region of a side edge of the receiving plate, extends along the side edge and is made at least in part of an electrically conducting metal material. The shelf assembly forms a power supply path via the metal material where the power supply path includes an electrically conducting element that extends into a cutout in the holding element and in electrically conducting contact with the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: emz-Hanauer GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Johann Schenkl, Manfredi Signorino, Georg Spiessl, Georg Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10024970
    Abstract: A sensor housing assembly for attachment to a vehicle includes a base portion having a first end, a second end, and an exterior decorative surface. The sensor housing assembly further includes a sensor housing portion adapted to house a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor and having a generally semi-cylindrical shape with a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion forms a first end of the semi-cylindrical sensor housing portion and the bottom portion forms a second end of the semi-cylindrical sensor housing portion. The sensor housing portion is disposed between the first end and the second end of the base portion and extends outward from the exterior surface of the base portion. The sensor housing portion has a window disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert John Hoffman, Jr., Cumhur Unveren
  • Patent number: 9696046
    Abstract: An air handling unit has a first modular cabinet comprising a first profile, a second modular cabinet comprising a second profile that is complementary to the first profile, and the first profile comprises an alignment feature. An air handling unit has a heat exchanger cabinet comprising a first profile, a blower cabinet comprising a second profile complementary to the first profile, a first connector system disposed at least partially on each of the heat exchanger cabinet and the blower cabinet, and the first connector system is operable to releasably secure the first profile to the second profile. An air handling unit has a first modular cabinet comprising a first portion of a first connection system and a second modular cabinet comprising a second portion of the first connection system. A component of the first portion may be least partially received within the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Stewart, Mark Hudgins, Richard Lee Jameson, Keith Adam Novak, Leslie Zinger
  • Patent number: 9661409
    Abstract: In one example, a presentation sound box is provided that includes a first box portion, and a second box portion that is movable relative to the first box portion. A sound module is disposed within the box and includes a speaker, a processor, and memory accessible by the processor. The presentation sound box further includes a power source operable to drive the speaker and processor, a trigger device operable to connect and disconnect the power source and sound module, and an amplifying cover configured and arranged to at least partly enclose the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HL PACKAGING GROUP
    Inventors: Miles R. Leach, Eliot T. Cargile
  • Patent number: 9635730
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to illuminate an object (108, 308, 408, 608), the lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to emit light of a plurality of colors, and a control unit for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement is disclosed. The control unit is configured to determine the object (108, 308, 408, 608) to be illuminated and to receive a reflection spectrum of the object. Then, the control unit selects control parameters for mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement, the mixed light having an illumination spectrum matching the reflection spectrum of the object based on predetermined parameters relating to the type of object. Furthermore, the lighting arrangement illuminates the object based on the selected control parameters provided by the control unit. A corresponding method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Willem Piet Van Hoof, Andrew Ulrich Rutgers
  • Patent number: 9345099
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to illuminate an object (108, 308, 408, 608), the lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to emit light of a plurality of colors, and a control unit for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement is disclosed. The control unit is configured to determine the object (108, 308, 408, 608) to be illuminated and to receive a reflection spectrum of the object. Then, the control unit selects control parameters for mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement, the mixed light having an illumination spectrum matching the reflection spectrum of the object based on predetermined parameters relating to the type of object. Furthermore, the lighting arrangement illuminates the object based on the selected control parameters provided by the control unit. A corresponding method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmust Baaijens, Willem Piet Van Hoof, Andrew Ulrich Rutgers
  • Patent number: 9078526
    Abstract: A universal bucket seat preferably includes a seat portion and at least three legs. The seat portion includes a recessed perimeter portion, which is formed on a top thereof. The recessed perimeter portion is sized to be received by an inner rim of an open end of a large bucket. Each leg includes a notch formed in a bottom thereof to receive an open end rim of the large bucket. The legs preferably extend from a bottom of the seat portion at an acute angle from an axis thereof. Each leg is attached to the seat portion with any suitable device, such as fasteners or substance, such as adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Roger W. Kammeyer
  • Publication number: 20150145392
    Abstract: Different embodiments of a Folding Appliance Pedestal are disclosed. The most differentiating feature of the current invention disclosure is that it collapses for easy shipping. The collapsible feature of the current invention and its many embodiments are achieved by the used of hinges, rivets, and welded rings. In addition, a few of the embodiments can be used as a drying pedestal with the installation of the pedestal-to-dryer adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Naumaan Khan
  • Publication number: 20150108887
    Abstract: A machine vision vehicle wheel alignment service system console with an integrated internal structure for supporting a vertical post carrying a machine vision sensor cross member. The vertical post is secured at least partially within the confines of a base unit and has a lower end which terminates at a position which is spaced vertically above the floor of the console, adjacent to an upper surface of the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis M. Linson, Mark Stirnemann
  • Publication number: 20150108888
    Abstract: A trolley 2 for use in recyclable waste collection in an aircraft or other catering environment is conformal with a normal aircraft trolley. The trolley 2 comprises a horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 21 comprising a plurality of horizontal apertures, each aperture comprising a rubbish bag 19 20 held therein by its edges 22 between a tray base 14 and tray cover 18 that snap together. Before use the rubbish bags 19 20 are contained within the horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 and are freed to hang vertically within the trolley 2 when in use. The trolley 2 comprises a retractable lid which covers the tray assembly 14 18 19 20 21 when the trolley 2 is not in use. A liquid waste container 21 also fits into the tray and is independently removable for emptying without removing rubbish bags 19 20. The apertures and/or the rubbish bags 19 20 are colour coded according to the type of waste they are intended to receive and according to the colour coding employed in the country where recycling is intended to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Massimo GALIMBERTI
  • Publication number: 20150102714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular parking place for bicycles, formed by one or more compartments (2), each intended for housing a bicycle (1), each compartment (2) being formed by two sets of symmetrical profiles parallel to one another, between which a protective cover (3) is arranged on the upper portion and a door (4) is arranged on the front portion, while the lower portion of each compartment (2) has a longitudinal channel (5) for supporting and guiding bicycles (1), whereas the set of compartments (2) is closed by means of side cover plates (8) at the ends thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Irene Gonzalez Hernandez, Susana Blanco Trueba, Victor Furundarena Morena, José Ramón Vilariño Torreiro, José Manuel Gómez González
  • Publication number: 20150102710
    Abstract: A beverage identification tile is provided that includes a sheet of material and a plurality of beverage type identifiers. The sheet of material has a first face and a second face which have a polygonal shape defined by a plurality of edges. A different beverage type identifier of the plurality of beverage type identifiers is printed along each edge of the plurality of edges of the first face and of the second face. A shelf labeling system includes a shelf, a plurality of slots, and the beverage identification tile. The shelf includes a front wall, a back wall, and a base mounted between the front wall and the back wall. The sheet of material is sized to slide into a slot of the plurality of slots formed in the front wall along an edge of the front wall with a beverage type identifier visible above the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip F. Hottmann, Curtis Leroy Cruver, IV, John F. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150089633
    Abstract: A file cabinet drawer includes support rails supporting asset panels each with a plurality of asset positions to support respective assets and associated asset indicators. A controller activates panel, drawer, and asset indicators to locate assigned assets. A recipient can be reauthenticated and assigned a duplicate asset if the assigned asset becomes unavailable. An administrator can be authenticated to conduct assignment of duplicate assets. Where asset(s) include electronic identification tags, the panels can include contacts in electrical communication with support rails in respective drawers coupled to the controller to read an asset identifier from each tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: George H. Eckerdt, Thomas Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20150076977
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus including a casing having an upwardly open laundry entrance a door for opening/closing the laundry entrance, and an operation unit for receiving predetermined control instructions to control an operation of the laundry treatment apparatus, in which the operation unit is disposed on a front portion of the door and moves on the top of the casing when the door opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kihyuk KIM, Eunyoung CHEE, Youjin CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20150076975
    Abstract: A container data center includes one container body and at least one cabinet set that is arranged in the container body in one direction. Each cabinet set includes at least one cabinet, and a direction in which the at least one cabinet is arranged is perpendicular to the direction in which the cabinet set is arranged. Bottoms of all cabinets in each cabinet set are fastened on one shock absorbing platform, and a bottom of the shock absorbing platform is fastened to a bottom of the container body by using multiple shock absorbers. The container data center can reduce an impact of vibration and a shock on a data center pipe in a transportation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yonghui Peng, Feng Ao, Dongli Wang
  • Publication number: 20150069890
    Abstract: Children's furniture for organizing clothing and accessories is described herein. The furniture, a Valet System, is shaped in the form of a young boy or young girl. The Valet System comprises a plurality of devices for holding or storing clothing and accessories such as notched bars, clips, drawers, and cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Katherine Messervy Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8967740
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance may include a cabinet having a temperature-controlled compartment defined therein, a shelf ladder disposed in the temperature-controlled compartment and providing a plurality of shelf mounting positions, an electrical connector corresponding to each of the plurality of shelf mounting positions, wherein each of the electrical connectors comprises an actuator movable from a first position to a second position and an electrical contact configured to automatically move from a disengaged position to an engaged position in response to the actuator moving from the first position to the second position, and an adjustable shelf removably mountable in one of the plurality of shelf mounting positions such that the actuator of the corresponding electrical connector is held in the second position by a weight of the adjustable shelf and the electrical contact of the corresponding electrical connector engages the adjustable shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: James Kerner
  • Publication number: 20150048729
    Abstract: A heightening device (10) is arranged for heightening a short cup (3?) under a beverage outlet (20) of a beverage preparation module (2) configured to dispense beverage into a tall cup (3). The device (10) comprises: a bottom (12) for resting on a support surface (5); a platform (14) that is supported by the bottom and that is configured for receiving said short cup (3?) and heightening thereof over the bottom (12); and a means (15,16) for assembling the bottom and the platform as a unit (12, 14) to a corresponding assembling means (25, 26) of said beverage preparation module under said outlet. The assembling means (15, 16; 25, 26) of such device (10) and of the module (2) are disassemblable for separating the unit (12, 14) from the module and removing the unit from under such beverage outlet (20) to allow placement of the tall cup (3) on said support surface (5) under the outlet (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Francois Besson
  • Publication number: 20150028734
    Abstract: A dishwasher door closing device (10; 110) includes an engagement element (11; 111), fitted on the casing (C) of the household appliance (W) releasably held by a retaining element (16) on the door (D). The engagement element (11; 111) includes a support body (12), a catch (14) releasably coupled to the retaining element (16) moving between a refracted position coupled to the retaining element (16) and the door (D) is closed, and an extracted position coupled to the retaining element (16) and the door (D) is in a pre-opening condition. A stop mechanism (18) tends to move from a release condition, in which it (18) frees the catch (14) to move from the retracted position to the extracted position, to a locking position and (18) holds the catch (14). An electrically-operated actuator system (20) controls passage of the stop mechanism (18) from the locking position to the release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Da Pont, Michele Farano
  • Publication number: 20140374082
    Abstract: An illustrative system including a hermetically sealable housing having a hermetically sealable satellite display unit and a drawer. The satellite display unit is configured for reversible engagement with the housing via a satellite receptacle and includes UV light reducing display unit walls and a means for becoming hermetically sealed. The drawer is configured for reversible engagement within a drawer receptacle of the housing and at least partially seals the housing when engaged with the receptacle. The housing further includes a desiccant unit in sealed communication with the satellite display unit and the drawer, thereby enabling alteration of climates therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KRAFTLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Karla Pena, Rene Pena
  • Publication number: 20140375191
    Abstract: Refrigerator (100) includes RFID tag (21) in which an appliance information is stored, product label (23) that indicates the appliance information, and a plurality of parts that configure refrigerator (100). In addition, product label (23) and RFID tag (21) are disposed on the same part among the plurality of parts. In this way, refrigerator (100) is provided, in which product label (23) and RFID tag (21) for identifying the individual home appliance are centrally managed and a mismatch between the appliance information items is prevented in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Masakazu Hoashi, Yasuhiro Tsujii, Yoshito Kimura, Yu Azuma
  • Publication number: 20140368100
    Abstract: A location and support system for installation of an aircraft galley insert case for location and attachment of an aircraft galley insert in an aircraft galley monument includes a floating stabilizer connector fixedly mounted to an upper surface of the aircraft galley insert case, and a floating receiver shelf engagement insert fixedly mounted to an attachment slot in an upper portion of a compartment in the aircraft galley monument for receiving the aircraft galley insert case. The floating receiver shelf engagement insert includes a slotted portion configured to removably receive the floating stabilizer connector. The aircraft galley insert may also include a plurality of ceramic spacers embedded in formed insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 8908369
    Abstract: A memory combination includes a first riser board, a second riser board, and a pivotal plate. The first riser hoard includes a plurality of first memory sockets of which long axis directions are parallel to each other. The second riser board includes a plurality of second memory sockets of which long axis directions are parallel to each other. Two end of the pivotal plate are pivotally connected to the first riser board and the second riser board based on an axial direction respectively. When the first and second riser boards rotate to be perpendicular to the pivotal plate, the first memory sockets face the second riser board, and the second memory sockets face the first riser board. The axial direction is perpendicular to the long axis directions of the first memory sockets and the long axis directions of the second memory sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Cheng Lin, Ming-Hung Shih, Hsin-Liang Chen
  • Publication number: 20140354126
    Abstract: A closet or enclosure 100 (closet) fit into an attic. A panel (110) forms the bottom of the closet. The panel can be lowered to the living space below manually or by using a return spring or electrical means. The panel holds a cabinet, box, or other storage item (105 or 2225). Air space (150) around the cabinet or items insulates it from thermal contact with the walls. Alternatively a cabinet is hung from a restraining member (145), or arm (1105), so it can be raised for storage and lowered for access. In this aspect, the panel is secured to the bottom of the cabinet. Optional vents (155) and fan (160) urge circulation between the air space and the living space, reducing temperature extremes in the air space and hence the cabinet. In other aspects, air treatment units (HVAC, dehumidifier, etc.) condition the air within the closet or enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: DELOREAN, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Z. DeLorean, Mark Carpenter
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140312752
    Abstract: A chassis assembly is disclosed for housing at least one circuit board. The chassis has a first chassis part, a second chassis part, and at least three shock absorbers. The first chassis part has a first end and a second end, and a first external surface extending between the first end and the second end. The first chassis part also has a first longitudinal axis extending from the first end to the second end. The second chassis part has a third end and a fourth end and a second external surface extending between the third end and the fourth end. The second chassis pat has a second longitudinal axis extending from the third end to the fourth end. The first and second chassis parts are adapted to cooperate to secure the at least one circuit board within a boundary defined by the first and second external surfaces. The at least three shock absorbers are positioned on the external surfaces of the first and second chassis parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sylvain Durisotti, Romain Abgrall
  • Publication number: 20140306590
    Abstract: A side cabinet and hutch system 10 comprising a hutch assembly 100 and a side cabinet assembly 500 and 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: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Mitchell Grela
  • Publication number: 20140265760
    Abstract: A mobile research laboratory case comprising a door, a body, a plurality wheels on the bottom of the body, a collapsible handle coupled to the body; a tablet storage area housed inside the body; wherein the table storage area comprises a plurality of individual compartments; the individual compartments further comprising a USB port and a slot; a locking device, a wireless broadband router and a rechargeable battery, both housed inside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGING THE GAP, INC.
    Inventors: Donnell P. Layne, Julian A Kidd, Ronald C Berry, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140265773
    Abstract: A storage cabinet provided adjacent a side edge of a worktable mounted to the table with a first end of the storage cabinet near a front edge of the worktable and the cabinet extending away from the front edge to a rear edge of the table. The cabinet includes a first end storage compartment provided in the cabinet near the first end accessible through a first end access opening which is either at an end of the cabinet or at an inward lateral side of the cabinet open across the edge of the table towards the work surface of the table. The cabinet also includes a central storage compartment spaced from the first end by the first end storage compartment. The central cabinet compartment is accessible through a central access opening which opens either vertically upwardly or outwardly laterally away from the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Inscape Corporation
    Inventor: David Parshad
  • Publication number: 20140268646
    Abstract: An appliance such as a refrigerator includes a housing such as a refrigerator cabinet, a compartment disposed within the refrigerator cabinet or housing, a visual display positioned at an interior of the compartment, a circuit operatively connected to the visual display and configured to operate the visual display in a manner indicative of an environmental system of the refrigerator. The visual display may be a flat panel display and may show an animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: JAMES W. KENDALL
  • Publication number: 20140265805
    Abstract: A system is provided for automatically opening the doors of appliances such as refrigerators and freezers. In one example, an appliance door handle includes a capacitive touch sensor. When a user touches the touch sensor, visual and audio indicators are activated. After a slight delay, a motor and drive mechanism opens the appliance door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: MICHAEL T. CHAMBERLIN
  • Publication number: 20140265772
    Abstract: A hanging rack system configured for organizing and storing items in a cabinet. The system includes left and right side wall connection members configured for attachment to left and right cabinet side walls and each having a plurality of upwardly opening notches, a hanging rail with left and right end portions sized to non-rotatably and removably be received in the notches, and an attachment members configured to be non-rotatably and removably attached to the hanging rail and support at least one item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jared Newman
  • Publication number: 20140265798
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided including a refrigerator compartment having a bin door. A storage bin is positioned within the refrigerator compartment. A lift mechanism is positioned within the refrigerator compartment. The lift mechanism includes a lifting device that supports the storage bin. The lifting mechanism further includes a gear system that assists in raising and lowering the storage bin. The gear system includes a motor and one or more gears. The motor rotates the one or more gears, causing the one or more gears to apply a vertical force to the storage bin. This vertical force raises and lowers the storage bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Watts
  • Publication number: 20140252929
    Abstract: A filing cabinet system including a filing cabinet having a pair of opposed, vertically oriented side surfaces and a horizontally oriented surface, and a filer positioned on the filing cabinet. The filer has a first portion positioned adjacent to one of the side surfaces, a second portion positioned adjacent to the other one of the side surfaces, and a third portion positioned on the horizontally oriented surface, wherein the first portion includes a pocket thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Mead Products LLC
    Inventors: Laura E. Reasoner, Michael D. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20140225491
    Abstract: A controlled access pharmaceutical storage cabinet has at least one pull-out drawer that is divided into a number of locked compartments, arranged in rows. Each row of compartments can be configured as a slide-out tray. A slide bar lock is positioned between rows of the compartments, and has a series of slots along each edge which align with lock pins on hinged lids or covers for the compartments. Only one compartment can be opened at a time. A gear-motor is provided for each slide bar to move the slide bar to a position for access to a given compartment. A locking hinged front door panel can swing down to allow the trays to slide out under the locked lids for refilling or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Norman A. Shoenfeld
  • Publication number: 20140217866
    Abstract: The present invention includes a mobile phone enclosure which provides a user access to the features of the mobile device within a protective enclosure further providing at least one appearance enhancing device. Such an enclosure may comprise a brush and/or comb and may provide at least one storage area for the appearance enhancing device. Such a protective enclosure may be for an electronic device having interactive controls and may comprise a protective shell substantially surrounding said electronic device when the electronic device is disposed in said shell, the electronic device being insertable in and removable from said shell by hand and having at least one opening in the shell substantially aligned with the interactive controls when the electronic device is disposed in the protective shell, and having at least one appearance enhancement device removabley disposed within the bounds of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Seth Berger
  • Publication number: 20140217872
    Abstract: A stringed instrument work station and hanging system 10 includes a low profile cabinet 12 configured with a slide-out drawer 14 that is shaped to support a guitar or other type of stringed instrument when repairing, adjusting, or otherwise working on the instrument. The drawer includes longitudinal walls or rails for spanning between the drawer end walls (46) for not only holding tools and spare parts for the stringed instruments, but also for supporting the body portion of the stringed instrument when the instrument is positioned on the opened drawer. Various neck supports (78) and (80) are utilized with the drawer (14) for supporting the neck of the stringed instrument when being serviced. The neck supports (78) and (80) can be positioned at various locations across the drawer (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Luis M. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20140217879
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of systems and methods for powering lighted shelves in refrigerator appliances are disclosed. In one embodiment, a refrigerator appliance may comprise a cabinet having a temperature-controlled compartment defined therein and a plurality of electrical connectors disposed at a plurality of shelf mounting positions within the temperature-controlled compartment. The refrigerator appliance may also comprise a plurality of adjustable shelves each carrying at least one light emitting diode (LED), where each of the plurality of adjustable shelves may be removably mounted in one of the plurality of shelf mounting positions such that the at least one LED is electrically coupled to one of the plurality of electrical connectors. The refrigerator appliance may further comprise a power supply circuit that is electrically coupled to the plurality of electrical connectors and that is configured to selectively supply power to only a subset of the plurality of electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: JAMES KERNER
  • Publication number: 20140182096
    Abstract: A hanging memorial for displaying pictures and ashes of the deceased, and storing keepsakes. The hanging memorial includes a frame and an urn; the urn being integrated into the frame. A lateral wall and a front panel of the frame define a storage volume in which keepsakes can be placed. Alternatively an internal storage box can define the storage volume. The frame further includes a frame insert that can be configured to display a physical painting or photograph, or configured to display digital pictures. The urn is removably attached or pivotally connected to the frame by an at least one bracket, such that the contents of the urn are readily accessible. The hanging memorial may further include a niche about which the at least one bracket is positioned and into which the urn is positioned. Alternative support mechanism may also be used in place of the at least one bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Boris Jairala, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140184038
    Abstract: A controlled access anesthesia cart has at least one drawer or compartment for storing general-use anesthesia items, and at least one drawer or compartment for storing controlled substances, e.g., narcotics. A key card reader on the cart is sensitive to an authorization code to unlock the compartments in the cart for access. The anesthesiologist needs to enter a pass code for access to the controlled substances compartment(s). The compartments then remain unlocked so long as the anesthesiologist remains present. A sonic sensor, e.g., an ultrasonic rangefinder device, communicates with the computer of the cart, and when the anesthesiologist is outside a given beam volume in front of the cart, the cart automatically re-locks the compartments either immediately or after a predetermined short delay period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: S&S X-RAY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Norman A. Shoenfeld
  • Publication number: 20140167580
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image; a drawer unit configured to be pulled out from a body of the image forming apparatus; a first lock unit configured to receive power from a power supply and perform at least one of lock and unlock of the drawer unit with respect to the body; and a second lock unit configured to perform lock and unlock of the drawer unit with respect to the body by a mechanical operation performed by an operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke FUNAYAMA, Joh EBARA, Hiroshi ISHII, Junichi KAWASE, Kohta TAKENAKA, Tetsuji NISHIKAWA, Yoshihide OHTA, Kouta HIRAKAWA, Toshihiro SHIMADA, Tsuyoshi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20140160668
    Abstract: In one embodiment a housing for an electronic device comprises a first section, a second section, and a collapsible chimney coupled to the first section and the second section to provide an airflow path from a portion of the first section. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas Heymann, Jered H. Wikander, Mark MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20140145575
    Abstract: A dryer is provided. The dryer may include a main body having an inner space formed therein, a fixed drum provided in the inner space of the main body, and a tumbling device coupled to the drum. The fixed drum may have a non-circular cross-section as it is rotated. The tumbling device may tumble laundry items received in the fixed drum as it slides along an inner circumferential surface of the fixed drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Sung Min Kim, Dae Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20140139082
    Abstract: A stand for use with a laptop or portable computing device, such as, but not limited to, a MacBook. The stand elevates a laptop or portable computing device up off a desk or table top, reducing neck strain in the user and creating a more comfortable work setting. An adjustable-height stem connects a base and platform. The base also may be used alone, and comprises means for support the bottom of a computer stand. The base also may comprise storage space or shelves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: ANDREW BRADFORD GREEN
  • Publication number: 20140132128
    Abstract: A refrigerator with rotating and segmented shelving has a cabinet with at least one round internal compartment, a shaft centered within the compartment, and segments connecting to the shaft. The invention may also provide a motor connected to the shaft for rotating it and the shelving. Preferably, the shaft has a square cross section that receives up to four segments in a common plane. The shaft uses connections that receive the segments. Alternatively, the shaft has a round cross section for up to six segments upon a common plane. Each segment has a narrow nose that fits into the connection upon the shaft and an opposite wide edge outwardly towards the cabinet. Alternatively the cabinet or a door is at least partially transparent. A user may arrange shelf segments at different planes, thus accommodating foods and beverages of varying heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Gary J. Simon
  • Publication number: 20140132129
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly is provided with a cabinet body sized to be received under a stationary countertop. A plurality of wheels is mounted to the cabinet body for transportation of the cabinet body. A countertop panel is mounted upon the cabinet body. At least one countertop leaf is provided for generally coplanar extension of the countertop panel when disconnected from the stationary countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Masco Cabinetry LLC
    Inventors: Donald Deneweth, Justin Hammerling, Gregg Schweir, Anthony Morabito
  • Publication number: 20140117825
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a control box assembly capable of efficiently utilizing a space inside a control box and easily performing inspection and repair of a circuit unit disposed in the control box. The air conditioner includes a case that constitutes an exterior and a control box assembly mounted in the case, wherein the control box assembly includes a control box in which an accommodation portion is formed, a sliding panel having one side on which a circuit unit is mounted and being accommodated in the accommodation portion so as to be taken out of the control box, and a rotation panel having one side on which the circuit unit is mounted and being rotatably mounted at one side of the control box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wook Jin Lee, Sung Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20140103788
    Abstract: A washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a main body having a laundry loading hole formed therein, a door coupled to the main body to selectively open and close the laundry loading hole, a protruding part coupled to the door and selectively received in a protrusion housing coupled to the main body, a plurality of reed sensors provided in one of the door or the main body, and a magnet provided in the other of the door or the main body, outside of the protrusion housing so as react to the magnet and sense and opening/closing of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Youngbae PARK
  • Patent number: 8697989
    Abstract: A meter box cover including a first portion that engages an inner surface of an opening in a lid of a meter box to prevent the passage of the cover through the opening and a second portion that extends through the opening and beyond an outermost surface of the opening in the lid of the meter box. The meter cover blocks substantially an entirety of the opening and the second portion prevents the cover from being displaced within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Inner-Tite Corp.
    Inventor: Lee Holovnia