Room Corner Type Patents (Class 312/238)
  • Patent number: 9351566
    Abstract: A bearing and detent mechanism for automatic alignment of a Lazy Susan Turntable or shelf to an original position or door closed position is provided which includes a bearing mounted to the Lazy Susan Turntable and a cabinet shelf with a cavity on the outer bearing having an entrance and exit ramp and wherein the bottom of the exit and entrance ramp represents the detent or stop location of the Lazy Susan Turntable. The bearing and detent mechanism allows for the Lazy Susan Turntable to smoothly stop where it needs to so as to keep products on the shelf in a stable and upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FAS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Floyd A. Searer, Ralph N. Searer, Vo Cong Hai
  • Patent number: 9345345
    Abstract: A display rack for displaying articles has a support frame with two walls extending at an angle from a narrow strip at the rear corner of the frame. A tubular reinforcing structure extends along the forward free edge of each wall, and aligned openings are in the strip and the reinforcing structures. A plurality of shelves having front and rear corners and opposite side corners are supported on the frame between the walls, with the rear corners engaged in respective openings in the strip and the side corners engaged in respective openings in the reinforcing structures. A forward portion of the shelves projects forwardly of the frame for greater visibility of and access to articles supported on the shelves. A reinforcing brace extends diagonally in each shelf from the rear corner to the front corner, whereby the shelves are essentially cantilevered from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory James Kula
  • Patent number: 9271570
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable display unit comprising a lower half supporting an upper half. The lower half includes a lower right wall and a lower left wall, housed therein. The upper half comprises an upper right wall and an upper left wall, housed therein. The walls of the right side are interconnected in a hinged manner, and the walls of the left side are also hinged. Each half includes shelves that are pivotally connected thereto. Once the lower left and right walls, the upper left and right walls and the lower and upper shelves are housed, the upper half rotates over the lower half supported on the hinged connection existing between the lower and upper left walls and the hinged join existing between the lower and upper right walls, thereby the display unit is folding in two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos Godefroy
  • Patent number: 9119470
    Abstract: A corner cabinet fitting has a support with a guide member supporting a shelf in the cabinet interior for transferring the shelf from an inner position in the cabinet interior into an outer position. The guide member has a first end articulated by a guide member joint axis on the shelf bottom and a second end connected pivotably by a support fitting with a corner cabinet part. During closing, a pull-in device associated with shelf and guide member automatically pulls in shelf and guide member into the cabinet interior from a defined intermediate pivoted shelf position onward. The pull-in device is supported solely on the guide member or the shelf in coaxially alignment with the guide member joint axis on the shelf bottom. An actuator, connected to the pull-in-device and movable relative to the guide member, interacts with a driver on the shelf or on the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kesseböhmer Holding e.K.
    Inventors: Reiner Kreyenkamp, Dietmar Baro, Arthur Wolf
  • Patent number: 9022495
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided with rotatable shelves for easy food/item access and cleaning. In one embodiment a stationary or fixed shelf includes a rotatable disk mounted on a bearing retainer having bearings therein for manual, three hundred sixty degree (360°) rotation as desired. In another embodiment a quarter-round pivotable shelf is attached to a stanchion to enable the shelf to be manually pivoted ninety degrees (90°) for withdrawing and returning the shelf to the refrigerator food storage compartment as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael E. Conner, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9004299
    Abstract: A rotating storage rack including a base and a plurality of vertically stacked shelves allows high storage density for shoes, boots, and other footwear, as well as miscellaneous wardrobe accessories, including purses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: William R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 8911035
    Abstract: On a fitting for a corner cupboard (11), in particular a kitchen corner cupboard, comprising a cupboard body (12) and an internal space (21) accessible via a corner cupboard door (19), wherein at least one panel (22) is movably guided by means of the fitting (12) between an inner position and an outer position, in which the panel (22) at least partially extends beyond a level (23) of a door opening, said fitting (12) including at least one support arm for supporting the panel, which support arm can be mounted on the one hand so as to be pivotable about a stationary swivel pin (25) and can be mounted on the other hand on the associated panel (22) in a manner so as to be pivotable about a panel-fixed bearing axle (26), and control means for controlling the panel movement in a swivel plane between the inner and the outer positions, said control means having two control levers that can respectively be indisplaceably supported on the one hand so as to be rotatable about a stationary swivel pin (25, 29) and on the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hetal-Werke Franz Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Köpnick, Dieter Stange, Thomas Ziegler, Artur Hirtsiefer, Heinz-Josef Henscheid, Bermd Rödder, Jürgen Schnell, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8894161
    Abstract: A cabinet for holding electronic equipment includes a first rear frame, a second rear frame, and a front frame. The second rear frame is oriented substantially orthogonal to the first rear frame. The front frame is secured to both the first rear frame and the second rear frame. The front frame includes an electronic equipment mounting element for mounting at least one of electronic equipment or a support for holding electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kendall Howard L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth Randall Herreid, II, Joshua Lee Wickander
  • Publication number: 20140225492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fitting for corner cabinets (1), in particular for kitchen corner cabinets, with an essentially rectangular interior (2) from the top view, which is accessible from the front side via a corner cabinet door (3). Said fitting consists of at least one support which can be supported in a stationary manner in the interior (2) of the corner cabinet, for maintaining at least one single-piece shelf (5) having a semi-circular base shape. Said support comprises at least one guide member (6) which supports the shelf (5) in an articulated manner and moves the shelf (5) on a predetermined movement path from an inner position in the interior (2) of the corner cabinet (1) to an outer position essentially in front of a door opening of corner cabinet (1), which is pivotably connected and in an articulated manner by means of a guide member joint axis to the lower side of the shelf (5) and by means of a support fitting, to a corner cabinet part, in particular a side wall part (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: KESSEBÖHMER HOLDING E.K.
    Inventors: Reiner Kreyenkamp, Dietmar Baro, Arthur Wolf
  • Patent number: 8590988
    Abstract: A lower corner cabinet includes front and rear frames, front panel, first and second lateral panels, and a door panel. The rear frame is separated from the front frame. The front panel extends from the front frame. The first lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front frame and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The second lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front panel and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The bottom panel is selectively abutted against the front and rear frames and the first and second lateral panels and pivotally movable. The door panel extends from the front panel to the front frame. Moreover, the lower corner cabinet is operable in an extended position and a collapsed position and able to be changed therebetween without the aid of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jack Liu
  • Publication number: 20130063010
    Abstract: A lower corner cabinet includes front and rear frames, front panel, first and second lateral panels, and a door panel. The rear frame is separated from the front frame. The front panel extends from the front frame. The first lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front frame and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The second lateral panel includes an end pivotally joined to the front panel and another end pivotally joined to the rear frame and is foldable. The bottom panel is selectively abutted against the front and rear frames and the first and second lateral panels and pivotally movable. The door panel extends from the front panel to the front frame. Moreover, the lower corner cabinet is operable in an extended position and a collapsed position and able to be changed therebetween without the aid of a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jack Liu
  • Publication number: 20120306335
    Abstract: A cabinet for holding electronic equipment includes a first rear frame, a second rear frame, and a front frame. The second rear frame is oriented substantially orthogonal to the first rear frame. The front frame is secured to both the first rear frame and the second rear frame. The front frame includes an electronic equipment mounting element for mounting at least one of electronic equipment or a support for holding electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: KENDALL HOWARD L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth Randall Herreid, II, Joshua Lee Wickander
  • Publication number: 20120049708
    Abstract: On a fitting for a corner cupboard (11), in particular a kitchen corner cupboard, comprising a cupboard body (12) and an internal space (21) accessible via a corner cupboard door (19), wherein at least one panel (22) is movably guided by means of the fitting (12) between an inner position and an outer position, in which the panel (22) at least partially extends beyond a level (23) of a door opening, said fitting (12) including at least one support arm for supporting the panel, which support arm can be mounted on the one hand so as to be pivotable about a stationary swivel pin (25) and can be mounted on the other hand on the associated panel (22) in a manner so as to be pivotable about a panel-fixed bearing axle (26), and control means for controlling the panel movement in a swivel plane between the inner and the outer positions, said control means having two control levers that can respectively be indisplaceably supported on the one hand so as to be rotatable about a stationary swivel pin (25, 29) and on the
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HETAL-WERKE FRANZ HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Köpnick, Dieter Stange, Thomas Ziegler, Artur Hirtsiefer, Heinz-Josef Henscheid, Bernd Rödder, Jürgen Schnell, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8083303
    Abstract: A built-in sliding rotating element for modular corner cabinets, which is capable of supporting a stack of storage elements; the said built-in element slides on a parallel pair of telescopic guides fixed to the two opposite sides of an intermediate support hinge, which is fixed in turn to the base of the column around which the said built-in sliding element rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Rossano Compagnucci
  • Patent number: 8074812
    Abstract: A rotary hanging track storage unit for mounting in a corner cabinet includes a circular hanging track 4 and hanger assemblies 10, hanging guard assemblies 11, and hanger extensions 22. The track 7 is attached to and supported by hanging track brackets 3, hanging track clamps 5, track supports 6, and center shaft 7. The assembly can be rotated within the corner cabinet 2 where cookware and utensils can be hung from assemblies 10 and extensions 22 to be accessed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Sean Bradbury
  • Patent number: 8020951
    Abstract: Rotation and pull-out fitting for a shelf in a corner cabinet, includes a carrier supported in the corner cabinet to be rotatable about a vertical axis, and a pull-out guide on which the shelf is displaceable relative to the carrier, the pull-out guide being mounted on a intermediate carrier that is itself rotatable relative to the carrier about an axis that is parallel with the axis of rotation of the carrier but offset therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Ninkaplast GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Twellmann
  • Publication number: 20110193455
    Abstract: A fitting for a corner cabinet accessible through a door has a support arranged stationarily in the interior of the corner cabinet for securing a shelf. The support has a guide member supporting the shelf and moving the shelf on a predetermined movement path from an inner position inside the cabinet into an outer position in front of a door opening of the corner cabinet. The guide member is pivotably connected to a bottom side of the shelf and pivotably connected to a corner cabinet wall. A pull-in device is operatively connected to the shelf and the guide member and automatically pulls in by an automatic pull-in action the shelf into the interior during a closing movement from the outer position into the innerposition. The automatic pull-in action begins at a predeterminable intermediate pivot position of the shelf during the closing movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: HEINRICH J. KESSEBÖHMER KG
    Inventors: Reiner Kreyenkamp, Dietmar Baro, Frank Martling
  • Publication number: 20110193456
    Abstract: A fitting for a corner cabinet has a support with a guide member supporting and moving a shelf on a path from inside the corner cabinet into a position in front of a door opening. The guide member is pivotably connected to the shelf bottom and to a part of the corner cabinet. A follower device couples door and shelf during opening of the door. The follower device has a follower body connected to the door and a coupling member connected to the shelf. A follower pawl of the follower body, during opening of the door, is secured in coupled position on the coupling member and is decoupled from the coupling member as the shelf moves farther after the door has reached an open position. The follower pawl, after transfer of the shelf into an intermediate pivot position and/or into a closed position, is re-coupled to the coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: HEINRICH J. KESSEBOHMER KG
    Inventors: Reiner Kreyenkamp, Dietmar Baro, Frank Martling
  • Publication number: 20100084952
    Abstract: A fitting for a corner cupboard, comprising a side wall and an access opening which borders the side wall and gives access to an interior of the corner cupboard over just a part of its width, has at least one single-part shelf, which in the work position of the fitting extends horizontally, two supporting arms, which in the work position of the fitting extend horizontally and which are mounted on the underside of the shelf, at two mutually spaced points, pivotably about vertical axes, a first support bearing for one of the two supporting arms, which has at least one linear guide defining a horizontally running pull-out direction for one of the two supporting arms, and a pivot bearing for defining a vertical pivot axis for the other of the two supporting arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Vauth-Sagel Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Claus Sagel
  • Patent number: 7690739
    Abstract: A drawer (1) for a corner cabinet includes a front panel (4) angled inwards, two drawer side walls (2), a rear wall (5), and a drawer base (3). The front panel (4) has at least two plates (7?3?) which, when the drawer (1) is extended from within the corner cabinet, move relative to the drawer side walls (2) at the beginning of the opening process and at the end of the closing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Brüstle, Helmut Fitz
  • Patent number: 7559614
    Abstract: A tool cabinet including an upper cover, a bottom board, a case body and a shelf accessory. The case body includes rotatably interconnected case boards, which are foldable with each other. The upper cover and the bottom board are loosely rabbeted into the case body. Without disconnecting each case board, each case board can be folded by pulling out a pin in the upper cover, turning over the upper cover, then taking out the shelf and the upright column, releasing the block rabbeting, and folding the case boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Meridian LM Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying Zheng
  • Patent number: 7516709
    Abstract: A safe having a support assembly disposed in the interior of the safe. The door of the safe is coupled to the support assembly and is shiftable between a closed position wherein the door is received in an opening of the safe and an open position wherein the door is removed from the opening in the safe and disposed in the interior of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Publication number: 20080122330
    Abstract: A cabinet with a guiding assembly, comprises a cabinet body having a receiving space; a first end and a second end being at two opposite ends of the cabinet body; the first end being openable; a lateral wall of the first end being installed with a slide track and a fixed track for locating the outer frame; the slide track being turnable outwards and being pivotally connected to a driven portion; an inner wall of the receiving space of the cabinet body being installed with a recessed track for engaging the inner frame; an outer frame which is turnable outwards; an inner frame installed in the cabinet body; the inner frame being movable. When the outer frame moves outwards, the slide track is turned outwards, the inner frame moves from the first end toward the second end by the guiding of the driven portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Jui-Lien Yang
  • Patent number: 7331617
    Abstract: A lock for a cabinet of the type wherein a door of the cabinet is movable through a frame of the cabinet is provided. An exemplary lock of the present invention includes a first and second restraining member connected by a rod and rotatable around an axis of rotation between a first position wherein a cabinet member is trapped between the restraining members and the door can not move through the frame and a second position wherein the door is freely movable through the frame. The lock optionally includes a mounting member having a rod-retaining section and optionally one or more rotation locks and/or one or more rotation restraints. The restraining members are optionally sized and shaped to facilitate rotation between the first and second position while accommodating different sizes and specifications of cabinet types. The lock optionally includes one or more strengthening members and end extensions angled on one or both ends of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Brian D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7318631
    Abstract: A corner cabinet has a rectangular interior accessible through a door opening. A support column with a vertical swivel axis is arranged in the interior for supporting at least one essentially semi-circular shelf. The shelf is movable from an interior position into an exterior position in which the shelf projects outwardly past a plane of the door opening. First and second guides are connected at a connecting point to the bottom side of each shelf, respectively. The first guide is pivotably connected to the support column. The second guide is connected to support bearing mounted near the door opening on a sidewall and having a swivel axis extending parallel to the swivel axis of the support column. The swivel movement of the shelf from the interior position to the exterior position is controlled commonly by the first and second guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer KG
    Inventor: Reiner Kreyenkamp
  • Publication number: 20070262682
    Abstract: Rotation and pull-out fitting for a shelf in a corner cabinet, includes a carrier supported in the corner cabinet to be rotatable about a vertical axis, and a pull-out guide on which the shelf is displaceable relative to the carrier, the pull-out guide being mounted on a intermediate carrier that is itself rotatable relative to the carrier about an axis that is parallel with the axis of rotation of the carrier but offset therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: NINKAPLAST GMBH
    Inventor: Twellmann Gunter
  • Patent number: 7147445
    Abstract: A gerotor mechanism is used to guide the rotation of a turntable having a Reuleaux triangle shape. In one version, the mechanism includes a gerotor having three lobes, and the gerotor guide has a guide profile including four recesses for receiving the lobes of the gerotor. Rotation is governed by a 4:3 hypocycloid function. The profiles of the gerotor and the gerotor guide are expanded uniformly from an original hypocycloid pattern so that rotation of the turntable results in execution of the hypocycloid function while retaining the gerotor in controlled contact with the profile of the gerotor guide. A reciprocal of the hypocycloid function yields a “cloverleaf” gerotor. Substantially planar bearing surfaces may be used at the interface of (a) the turntable and the gerotor guide, (b) the gerotor and the gerotor guide, or (c) the gerotor and the underlying support surface. The gerotor guide and turntable may be part of a cabinet or built into a kitchen countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: William L. Krayer
  • Patent number: 7137797
    Abstract: A gerotor mechanism is used to guide the rotation of a turntable having a Reuleaux triangle shape. The mechanism includes a gerotor having three lobes; the gerotor guide has a guide profile including four recesses for receiving the lobes of the gerotor. Rotation is governed by a 4:3 hypocycloid function. The profiles of the gerotor and the gerotor guide are expanded uniformly from an original hypocycloid pattern so that rotation of the turntable results in execution of the hypocycloid function while retaining the gerotor in controlled contact with the profile of the gerotor guide. Substantially planar bearing surfaces may be used at the interface of (a) the turntable and the gerotor guide, (b) the gerotor and the gerotor guide, or (c) the gerotor and the underlying support surface. The gerotor guide may be part of a cabinet or built into a kitchen countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: William L. Krayer
  • Patent number: 7096801
    Abstract: A safe having a support assembly disposed in the interior of the safe. The door of the safe is coupled to the support assembly and is shiftable between a closed position wherein the door is received in an opening of the safe and an open position wherein the door is removed from the opening in the safe and disposed in the interior of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Patent number: 6991305
    Abstract: The storage cabinet including a housing structure, a center column assembly having a center column in which the center column assembly is mounted in the housing structure, and a reconfigurable shelf assembly having at least two partial shelves. The partial shelves may be mounted to the center column to form a coplanar shelf surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Wenger Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Gallea
  • Patent number: 6865993
    Abstract: A safe having a support assembly disposed in the interior of the safe. The door of the safe is coupled to the support assembly and is shiftable between a closed position wherein the door is received in an opening of the safe and an open position wherein the door is removed from the opening in the safe and disposed in the interior of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Patent number: 6846052
    Abstract: A desk unit incorporating a concealed pull-out keyboard well includes a work surface and a concealed keyboard platform mounted under a work surface. The work surface can have an apron on the lower front surface that conceals the keyboard platform. A movable section of the work surface at a front edge thereof is movable in a path that extends downwardly and under the front edge of the keyboard tray and then rearwardly under the keyboard tray, where the movable section can be stored or removed from the desk unit. When the movable section is thus positioned, the keyboard can be used or extended for use. This desk construction can be employed in a corner mounted desk, wherein the keyboard tray is mounted at an angle under a corner in the desk, or the invention can be employed in a conventional desk having a work surface with a straight front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Sligh Furniture Company
    Inventors: James O. Kelley, Ralph J Byma, Gregg J. Persons
  • Publication number: 20040061419
    Abstract: The storage cabinet including a housing structure, a center column assembly having a center column in which the center column assembly is mounted in the housing structure, and a reconfigurable shelf assembly having at least two partial shelves. The partial shelves may be mounted to the center column to form a coplanar shelf surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Gallea
  • Patent number: 6685287
    Abstract: A novel economically constructed freestanding combination corner hutch and dining table physically and structurally configured to accommodate placement into a typical room corner in order to economize space and simultaneously provide a uniquely designed, attractive, ergonomic, efficient, beneficial and desirable article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Embry Alden Teel
  • Publication number: 20030173877
    Abstract: A corner storage unit having a generally elongate triangular plastic housing, including a base, a middle portion, and a cover is disclosed. The middle portion of the housing may include a first panel, a front panel, and a second panel, wherein the first panel and the second panel each include a forward and rearward edge. The first panel and the second panel of the housing may be connectively attached at their respective rearward edges, while the first panel may be disposed between the forward edges of the first panel and the second panel. The base and the cover may be disposed on opposite ends of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Brian Ralph Pleiman, Matthew Joshua Brewer, Christopher L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6568772
    Abstract: Substantially planar bearings are used for the support and rotation of a rotatable shelf in the shape of a Reuleaux triangle, which rotates eccentrically. The bearings may be separate from the rotation guidance system or may be an integral part of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Gerkey, Ralph W. Kugler
  • Patent number: 6523917
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting a door to a carrousel of a corner cabinet, wherein the carrousel has a plurality of shelves and a rotary axis, and the door is co-rotatable with the carrousel and is radially movable relative thereto, the mounting structure including a continuous, vertically extending casing which supports the shelves of the carrousel and accommodates further component parts of the mounting structure, the casing being formed by a column which is shaped as a hollow profile and is offset from the rotary axis of the carrousel; a pair of upper and lower bearing constructions rotatably supporting, the carrousel, and a pair of cantilever arms connecting the column to each of the bearing constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Ninkaplast GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Twellmann
  • Patent number: 6484983
    Abstract: A mounting device (10) for mounting a speaker enclosure (12) in an elevated position at an intersection of two walls (14,16) or similar surfaces, wherein the device (10) facilitates easily locating supportive wall studs (18,20) underlying wall sheathings 22,24, and the device (10) is adapted to couple with and support the speaker enclosure (12) in such a manner as to allow for removing and replacing the speaker enclosure (12) from or on the device (10) without removing a corner bracket (26,226) component of the device (10) from the wall (14,16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Multi Service Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher E. Combest
  • Publication number: 20020117943
    Abstract: Substantially planar bearings are used for the support and rotation of a rotatable shelf in the shape of a Reuleaux triangle, which rotates eccentrically. The bearings may be separate from the rotation guidance system or may be an integral part of it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Gerkey, Ralph W. Kugler
  • Patent number: 6378964
    Abstract: A rotary stepped storage and display unit is placed on shelves in cabinets and other locations above eye level to store and display items such as spice jars etc. on a stepped surface so that items can be seen easily from below. Preferably, the device comprises a circular stepped pyramid on a rotary base. The device is provided in separate sections which are small enough to pass through the access opening to corner cupboards in kitchens or similar places where the access openings are considerably smaller than the inside dimensions of the cupboard. Easy-to-use snap fasteners are integral with the sections and are used to fasten the sections together inside the cabinet to form a structure which is too large to pass through the access opening but utilizes the space efficiently in the cabinet. The device either can rotate on its own rotary base, or can be mounted on one or more of the upper shelves of a series of rotary shelves mounted to rotate on a vertical axle in a corner or similar cupboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Robbins Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney W. Robbins, Carter McGuyer
  • Publication number: 20010013743
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting a door to a carrousel of a corner cabinet, wherein the carrousel has a plurality of shelves and a rotary axis, and the door is co-rotatable with the carrousel and is radially movable relative thereto, the mounting structure comprising: a continuous, vertically extending casing which supports the shelves of the carrousel and accommodates further component parts of the mounting structure, the casing being formed by a column which is shaped as a hollow profile and is offset from the rotary axis of the carrousel; a pair of upper and lower bearing constructions rotatably supporting carrousel, and a pair of cantilever arms connecting the column to each of the bearing constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventor: Gunter Twellmann
  • Patent number: 6231137
    Abstract: A cooling or support rack is embedded into a work surface of a countertop at a position generally, directly in front of one or more doors of an oven arranged above the countertop. Preferably, the oven incorporates a pair of arcuate, sliding doors which are movable from a closed position to an open position wherein the doors do not extend over the cooling rack. The upper surface of the cooling rack is substantially flush with both the countertop and a lowermost cookware support surface within the oven such that cookware can be readily slid into and out of the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Lye, Luke N. Michas, Jeremy C. Howard, Edgar L. Laguinia, Elizabeth Akers, Seung Park, Marc S. Harrison, Peter Wooding, Jane K. Langmuir
  • Patent number: 6220681
    Abstract: An armoire includes an enclosure having an opening defined therein. A door is located in the opening and is connected to the enclosure by a vertical hinge. A desk panel is mounted in the outside of the door and is connected to the door by a pair of four-bar linkages. The enclosure, the door and the desk panel all have convexly curved exterior surfaces, so that when the door is closed and the desk panel is closed, the convex exterior surfaces are co-extensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Wellness, LLC
    Inventors: Earl S. Swensson, David S. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 5941620
    Abstract: In a corner furnishing element, a displaceably held inner built-in part is displaceable from an inner position into a position accessible from outside through an opening of the corner furnishing element. For this purpose a lever is provided which has two arms. This lever is pivotable, the one arm being in operative connection to a track, which is pivotable together therewith about a vertical pivot axis after an outer built-in part has been pulled out of the corner furnishing element. The other arm is connected to the inner built-in part by means of a connecting rod. The lever is formed by a solid or hollow profile, which is bent in the middle area. This lever can thus be inexpensively produced. Moreover the one arm can be provided with bends by means of which the character of the displacement movement of the inner built-in part can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Peka-Metall AG
    Inventor: Peter Weber
  • Patent number: 5823645
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable storage compartment which is adapted to be removably secured to the under surface of an existing upper cabinet. The storage compartment of the present invention includes an upper frame and a tracking system which is secured to a collapsible and foldable screen. The tracking system is secured to the screen and is also received within the frame. This will enable the screen to be slideably located on the frame. The screen is multi-paneled and comprises a plurality of rigid panels and flexible panels, alternatively disposed. This alteration of rigid and flexible panels provide a device which is designed and configured to be customized by the user by enabling the user to adjust the width of the screen by either cutting the off a flexible panel or by slidably removing a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Sharon K. Darling
  • Patent number: 5752756
    Abstract: This invention relates to a modular basket-holding framework for corner cabinets, composed of a number of modular elements designed so that they may be assembled in two different, specular ways, in order to achieve--using the same elements--a framework that can be mounted in corner cabinets with both left and right-hand opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Compagnucci-S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rossano Compagnucci
  • Patent number: 5730513
    Abstract: A hair appliance storage cabinet including a housing that has a pair of upper side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall. The pair of upper side walls each have a first long end edge that is attached and a second long end edge. The pair of upper side walls each have a first short end edge and a second short end edge. The top wall is attached to each of the first short end edges and the bottom wall being attached to each of the second short end edges. The pair of upper side walls each have an interior surface. One of the upper side walls has a plurality of J-hook members coupled to the interior surface. One other of the upper side walls has a plurality of storage tubes coupled to the interior surface. Lastly, a supporting base has a pair of lower side walls and a generally rectangular front panel. The pair of lower side walls are attached to the bottom wall of the housing for supporting the housing above a receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventors: Dorothy Mae Lemon, Eddie L. Lemon
  • Patent number: 5662398
    Abstract: A corner cabinet drawer assembly includes a corner cabinet frame defining an interior cavity having a front corner opening, at least one central drawer and a pair of side drawers for holding articles with the side drawers disposed on opposite sides of the central drawer, and a plurality of tracks mounting the central and side drawers to the frame to undergo extension and retraction movement from and into the interior cavity with the central drawer moving along a path substantially bisecting the corner cabinet frame and each side drawer moving along a path extending substantially at a 90 degree angle relative to one another and a 45 degree angle relative to the path of movement of the central drawer such that the central and side drawers are extendable through the same front corner opening at separate times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Inventor: Clarence Swallow
  • Patent number: 5634409
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a corner desk for a computer aided design system, including: a horizontal, upper working surface having a lower surface and a substantially flush upper surface; and a supporting structure attached to and disposed beneath the upper working surface, the supporting structure having no members thereof which extend into a space defined by the lower surface of the upper working surface and distal corners of the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Michael G. Pagett
  • Patent number: 5628255
    Abstract: A freestanding corner furniture unit includes a pair of side support panels extending vertically from a floor, the side supports disposed mutually orthogonally, each side support extending perpendicularly from an adjacent wall that defines a corner of a room. A plurality of shelves are disposed in a vertically stacked, spaced apart array spanning the side supports. The shelves all include a pair of laterally opposed edges disposed in orthogonal relationship and each adapted to impinge on a respective side support, whereby each shelf is secured to the side supports. All shelves include a pair of rear edges disposed in orthogonal relationship and disposed to impinge on respective adjacent wall surfaces that converge to define the corner area. The lowermost shelf projects outwardly from the corner, and is spaced from the supporting floor to define a desk surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventor: Frank Neuner