Combined Patents (Class 312/237)
  • Patent number: 11832723
    Abstract: A furniture unit in the form of a multi-function table including a base having front end, a rear end, and a primary cavity. A first storage unit is located within the primary cavity to define a first storage area having a first opening at the front end of the base that is closed by a first closure member. A second storage unit is located within the primary cavity to define a second storage area having a second opening at the front end of the base that is closed by a second closure member. The primary cavity may have a rear portion located between the first and second storage units and the rear end of the base. A compressor may be located within the rear portion of the primary cavity and may be operably coupled to the first storage area to cool the first storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Evan Marc Dash, Yiyang Zhang, Defang Chen, Xiqing Zhong, Yijun Wang
  • Patent number: 11369855
    Abstract: A fitness-equipment storage bench for use in aiding or supplementing a physical activity in a physical-activity environment whilst enabling storage of fitness equipment, the fitness-equipment storage bench comprising a cuboidal or substantially cuboidal body having first and second ends, two opposing sides between the first and second ends, a top and a bottom; at least one recess formed in one of the said sides; at least one cantilevered bar support in the recess for supporting a dumbbell such that a grip axis of the dumbbell is received entirely within the recess; at least one rotatable element at or adjacent to the first end or the second end to facilitate reorientation of the bench; a pivotable user back support on the top of the cuboidal body; and a stay associated with the back support to hold the back support in at least one raised condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: James Edward Vester
  • Patent number: 11113850
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a communicator, a camera, and a processor configured to obtain an image including a display apparatus through the camera, identify the display apparatus from the image, analyze at least one pattern of the remaining areas excluding an area corresponding to the display apparatus in the image, and obtain a pattern corresponding to the image based on patterns included in the image by ratios equal to or greater than a predetermined ratio among the at least one pattern, cluster the colors of the remaining areas into at least one color, and control the communicator such that an image generated by applying the at least one clustered color to the obtained pattern is output at the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byounghyun Kim, Youngin Park
  • Patent number: 11047566
    Abstract: An illumination assembly adapted to be coupled to a storage unit (such as a top portion or working surface area). The illumination assembly may be coupled to a retrofittable or integrated feature of the storage unit to direct or radiate the light into an interior containment space of a work tray (such as a drawer) of the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David A. Doerflinger, Ottoleo Kuter-Arnebeck
  • Patent number: 10959539
    Abstract: A children's play table and walker including modular table accessory panels for interchangeable use, and a walker rotationally mounted to move around the table. The seat may be removable so that the table can be used independently as the child grows. A modular tabletop assembly allows for customization of a table for different purposes or different developmental stages of a child. A gravity-assisted connection between a tabletop assembly and a table base assists in assembly of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KIDS2, INC.
    Inventors: Shadi Renno, Blake Pomeroy
  • Patent number: 10886962
    Abstract: An electronic device cleaning case and method for construction thereof is provided. A housing includes four corners. Each corner includes top and bottom edges and a rounded edge formed between the top and bottom edges to form a void configured to receive a portable electronic device. Each corner of the housing is shaped to wrap around a corner of the portable electronic device. The housing also includes two walls. Each wall includes top and bottom edges and a rounded edge formed between the top and bottom edges to form a void configured to receive the portable electronic device. Each wall is affixed to two of the four corners. A cleaning component includes a backing and a cleaning cloth affixed to a top surface of the backing. The cleaning component is placed upon a top surface of the bottom edge of the corners and walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Gavin A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10759457
    Abstract: A folding cart includes a frame including front and rear plates having two inner extensions with a fastening hole, and four corner plates having a first pivot hole, a first hole, and an oval second hole; two rear wheels; four legs having a second pivot hole, a first hole member, and a second hole member; and four folding devices each including a trigger including two bent wings having a first through hole, and a top projection having a second through hole; a first pivot driven through the first pivot hole, the second pivot hole, and the fastening hole; a second pivot driven through the second hole member and the first through holes; a spring loaded pin driven through the first hole member and the second through hole; and a clip ring partially disposed in the groove and urging against the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Chin-Chin Chang
  • Patent number: 10755515
    Abstract: A handheld point-of-sale (POS) terminal) is provided that has a housing, a touchscreen display on a face of the housing, and a credit card reader that is configurable for use disposed within the housing, the credit card reader including a first assembly comprising a mag stripe card reader and a second assembly comprising a Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) reader, where the second assembly is coupled to the first assembly. The first assembly rotates about an axis perpendicular to a plane in which the assemblies are disposed to one of a plurality of angular positions, the plurality of angular positions indicating an offset angle of the first assembly relative to the second assembly, where the credit card reader is disposed within the housing in the one of the plurality of positions, and where the housing is configured to allow for access to credit card insertion points on the credit card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOAST, INC.
    Inventors: Gaurav Nakhare, Boon Ping Ng
  • Patent number: 10624219
    Abstract: An interactive cabinet door for use with a cabinet base includes an electronic display, comprising an electronic display screen in communication with a printed circuit board substrate (PCB). The PCB has a display data receiver. A protective cover is sized to cover substantially all of a front face of the electronic display. The protective cover and the electronic display together form an assembled screen having a peripheral edge substantially perpendicular to the front face of the electronic display and running along the entirety of the assembled screen. A support frame covers the peripheral edge of the assembled screen and is biased against the peripheral edge of the assembled screen. The support frame is flush with front and back faces of the assembled screen. At least one mounting bracket is affixed to a back side of the support frame and coupleable to the cabinet base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Sisson
  • Patent number: 10581479
    Abstract: An electronic device cleaning case and method for construction thereof is provided. A cleaning component includes a backing and a cleaning cloth affixed to a top surface of the backing. A housing is formed as a polygon shape and includes three or more walls, wherein each wall has a semi-cylindrical shape. Four corners are each affixed to two of the walls to form the polygon shape of the housing. The cleaning component is affixed to a bottom surface of the housing and the housing is capable of inversion such that the cleaning component is moved from a bottom of the housing to a top of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Gavin A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10576352
    Abstract: A fitness-equipment storage bench (10) for use in aiding or supplementing a physical activity in a physical-activity environment whilst enabling storage of fitness equipment, the fitness-equipment storage bench (10) comprising a cuboidal or substantially cuboidal body (12) having first and second ends (14, 16), two opposing sides (18,20) between the first and second ends (14, 16), a top (22) and a bottom (24); at least one recess (26) formed in one of the said sides (18, 20); at least one cantilevered bar support (52) in the recess (26) for supporting a dumbbell (50) such that a grip axis of the dumbbell (50) is received entirely within the recess (26); at least one rotatable element (130) at or adjacent to the first end (14) or the second end (16) to facilitate reorientation of the bench (10); a pivotable user back support (30) on the top of the cuboidal body (12); and a stay (32) associated with the back support (30) to hold the back support (30) in at least one raised condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: James Edward Vester
  • Patent number: 10498869
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a slidable assembly, a driving mechanism, a screen, and a back cover covering the screen. The slidable assembly includes a slider and at least one functional component fixed to the slider. The slider is retractable and slidable relative to the back cover in a direction substantially parallel to the screen, in order to drive the at least one functional component to be covered by the screen or exposed out of the screen. The driving mechanism is fixed between the screen and the back cover, and configured to drive the slider to slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10485341
    Abstract: A furniture unit in the form of a multi-function table having a base, a top surface attached to an upper part of the base, a refrigeration assembly located within the base and defining a refrigerated storage area accessible by a drawer, and a non-refrigerated storage assembly located within the base and accessible by one or more drawers. The top surface may be the upper most surface of the table and can cover substantially the entire table. The table may include other features including lighting, audio speakers, power outlets, USB ports, and a wireless charging pad. Operation of the refrigeration assembly and various features of the table may be controlled by a control section and programmable controller provided with the table. The controller may communicate wirelessly with a personal electronic device operable to program the controller and control operation of the features of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: STOREBOUND LLC
    Inventors: Evan Dash, Yiyang Zhang, Defang Chen, Xiqing Zhong, Yijun Wang
  • Patent number: 10192213
    Abstract: A mobile point of sale system and method uses a mobile point of sale terminal, a mobile device programmed with an app, and low energy network beacons. A cloud server communicates with the mobile point of sale terminal to manage the system and retain data. The beacons can be used to track location of a customer within a merchant to push information to the customer. The cloud server can use stored information about the customer to better target information and offers sent to the customer and to facilitate improved payment processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bleu Tech Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sesie K. Bonsi, Timur Valitov, Emil Baibagyshev, Nikolay Rogozhnikov, Alexey Modiagin
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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