With Carrying Handle Patents (Class 312/244)
  • Patent number: 9867440
    Abstract: A storage case has a rectangular base, side walls and front and rear walls upstanding from the base, and a top wall. The front wall has a lower half fixed to the base and side walls, and an upper half hinged by a hinge arrangement to the lower half. The upper half forms a door allowing access to the interior of the case. The top wall is integral with the upper half of the front wall. A drawer unit is in the door. The drawer unit has a compartment formed by the top wall, the front wall, a wall parallel to the top wall and compartment side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Lindi Lawrenson
  • Patent number: 9123187
    Abstract: A vehicle data recording device wherein the housing is connected to a first supporting limb and a second supporting limb of the supporting bracket in such a way that it can pivot about a pivoting axis, wherein the pivoting axis is arranged above a housing central axis with respect to the height of the housing, and wherein the smallest distance between the pivoting axis and a mounting plate, connecting the supporting limb, of the supporting bracket is larger than the largest distance between the pivoting axis and a rear-side housing wall of the housing, with the result that the supporting bracket can be pivoted through an angle of 180° over a housing rear side, between a first position in a region underneath a housing lower side and a second position in a region above the housing upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Torsten Wahler
  • Patent number: 9089965
    Abstract: A tool box includes a first box and second boxes are overlapped in pairs on the first box to form at least one layer. The second boxes located at the lowest layer are pivotably connected to two sides of the first box by first links and first plates. The second boxes of two adjacent layers are pivotably connected to each other by second links and second plates. The first link and the second link each have a first contact portion. The first links each have a protrusion link extending therefrom. The first and second plates each have a second contact portion. When the second boxes are expanded relative to the first box and the second boxes of the adjacent layer, the first contact portions contact the second contact portions. At least one handle is pivotably connected to the protrusion links of the first links on the two sides of the first box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Shun Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150085451
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an apparatus casing and a removable cage. The removable cage includes a cage body, a carry handle, and a locking mechanism disposed on the cage body. The carry handle includes a pivotally-connecting part, pivotally connected to the cage body, a handle body, and a pushing part. The handle body and the pushing part are oppositely connected to the pivotally-connecting part. The locking mechanism includes a latching part and an unlocking part. The latching part can be engaged into a lock slot of the pivotally-connecting part so that the carry handle is fixed relative to the cage body for carrying the cage body. The unlocking part can be driven to disengage the latching part from the lock slot. By the lever rule, the carry handle can move the cage body into the apparatus casing further or move the cage body reversely to depart from the apparatus casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Jen Yu
  • Patent number: 8976536
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a housing that includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion coupled at a first end. The apparatus further comprises a bulkhead secured to a second end of the second housing portion, and a handle pivotally secured to a second end of the first housing portion. The bulkhead includes a distally extending pin and a spring latch. The handle has a hole that is sized and positioned to selectively receive the distally extending pin and allow the handle to close only with the first and second housing portions in a closed position. The handle also has a hook that is captured by the spring latch in response to the handle being closed. A torsion spring may be used to bias the handle to an open position where the handle can be easily grabbed when the handle has not been latched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael D. French, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944529
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a chassis, a mounting tray attached to the chassis, a handle rotatably attached to the mounting tray, and a resilient member. The handle includes a securing post. The resilient member includes a first portion, a second portion, and a curling portion connected to the first portion and the second portion. The curling portion is engaged with the securing post. The first portion is engaged with the handle, and the second portion extends out of the handle and abuts the mounting tray. The handle is rotated away from the mounting tray to deform the resilient member, and the resilient member is released to rotate the handle towards the mounting tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Li Tong, Hai-Tao Shan
  • Publication number: 20140354127
    Abstract: A handle assembly includes a fixing member, a latching member received in the fixing member, and a handle slidably mounted to the fixing member. The latching member includes two resilient arms at opposite ends. Each resilient arm includes a projection. The handle includes a hold portion and two legs extending down from opposite ends of the hold portion. Each leg defines an engaging hole. The hold portion is pressed toward the fixing member, and the projections are engaged in the engaging holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: RI-DONG HUANG, CHEN-LIANG HUANG, GUANG-YAO LEE
  • Publication number: 20140307400
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a housing that includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion coupled at a first end. The apparatus further comprises a bulkhead secured to a second end of the second housing portion, and a handle pivotally secured to a second end of the first housing portion. The bulkhead includes a distally extending pin and a spring latch. The handle has a hole that is sized and positioned to selectively receive the distally extending pin and allow the handle to close only with the first and second housing portions in a closed position. The handle also has a hook that is captured by the spring latch in response to the handle being closed. A torsion spring may be used to bias the handle to an open position where the handle can be easily grabbed when the handle has not been latched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. French, JR.
  • Patent number: 8814283
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis and a handle. The chassis includes a side plate. Two first protrusions protrude from the side plate. Each first protrusion includes a neck and a head. The handle includes a main body. The main body includes two opposite end walls, and two mounting portions extending from the end walls. A first hooking slot is defined in each mounting portion. Each first hooking slot includes a first slot, and a second slot communicating with a bottom of the first slot and narrower than the first slot. A resilient tab is fastened to each end wall. A stop tab extends from each resilient tab. The first protrusions are operable to extend through the first slots and move toward the second slots. The necks engage in the second slots. The stop tabs block tops of the heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Yin, Jun-Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20140070682
    Abstract: Apparatus and devices for carrying a storage device and adapting it to a slot for a storage device having a different form factor. The system comprises an opening means for elastically deforming a shape of the system from an original shape so that the carrier may receive the storage device. The system also comprises restraining means for constraining the motion of the storage device within the system when the system returns to the original shape. Furthermore, the system comprises a spacing means for aligning the storage device with the slot while the storage device is restrained within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LSI CORPORTION
    Inventors: John M. Dunham, Alan T. Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20140035449
    Abstract: An accessory strap securing mechanism is positioned on a portable electronic device, to assemble an accessory strap thereon. The accessory strap securing mechanism includes a securing portion, a guiding block, and a stopper portion and the securing portion includes a base, a column and an extending end. The column and the extending end extend from the base along two opposite directions and when the front cover and the back cover are separated, the stopper portion is revealed and exposed for an accessory strap to be hooked around the stopper portion. The stopper portion, which is the anchor point of the strap, is enclosed and rendered captive when the front and back covers are clipped together again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHENG-PING TAN, YAO WANG, KUAN-HUNG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8625262
    Abstract: A front cover includes a housing and a display window module. The housing defines an opening. The display window module includes a support plate and a liquid crystal display assembly. The support plate is integrally formed in the opening of the housing, and the liquid crystal display assembly is attached to the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Nai-Lin Yang, Xu-Dong Lu, Qiang Wang, Xiao-Meng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130265714
    Abstract: A carrier for installation in a receiving space of a chassis includes a carrier body having a bottom wall and two sidewalls that cooperatively define a carrying space. The bottom wall has two opposite short sides respectively defining front and rear sides of the carrier body. A front shell is connected to the front side of the carrier body, and includes a front cover plate and two connecting walls extending into the carrying space and respectively and adjustably connected to the sidewalls in an overlapping manner to adjust a distance between the front cover plate and the rear side of the carrier body, so that the length of the carrier corresponds to the depth of the receiving space of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: WINSTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Tung TSAO
  • Publication number: 20130162130
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a side plate, a fixing member, and a handle pivotally mounted on the fixing member. The side plate defines a depression portion therein. The fixing member is mounted in the depression portion. The fixing member includes two fixing portions and at least one elastically resisting portion. The two fixing portions are aligned in a line. The handle includes two mounting portions extending in the two fixing portions in a first direction. The at least one elastically resisting portion abuts the handle to prevent the handle from moving out of the two fixing portions in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: FU-MING LIU
  • Publication number: 20130147329
    Abstract: A chassis includes a board, a receiving member bounding a receiving space together with the board and having an opening on a side of the receiving space, and a handle. A cutout communicating with the receiving space and the opening is defined in a top of the receiving member. The handle includes an inserting member received in the receiving space through the opening, and an operation member pivotably mounted to the fixing portion. The operation member includes a grip extending out of the receiving space through the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: RONG HU
  • Patent number: 8456828
    Abstract: A hard disk drive (HDD) assembly includes an HDD rack and a dummy HDD. The rack includes a front wall and two sidewalls perpendicularly extending from opposite ends of the front wall. A number of spaced fixing holes are respectively defined in each of the sidewalls. A number of protrusions extend from opposite ends of the dummy HDD and engage with the corresponding fixing holes of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Zhe Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130106267
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a pair of side covers, a finger receiving portion, a connection member, and a fitting member. One of the pair of side covers defines one of right and left outer side-surfaces of the image forming apparatus and the other defines the other of the right and left outer side-surfaces of the image forming apparatus. The finger receiving portion is inwardly recessed in each of the side covers with respect to a right-left direction and comprises an upper wall that has an insertion opening penetrating through the upper wall with respect to an top-bottom direction. The connection member is configured to connect the side covers with each other. The fitting member is a separate part from the connection member and is fitted to each of the finger receiving portions from an inner side of each of the side covers. The fitting member comprises a protrusion that protrudes downward therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Yasunori WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8348359
    Abstract: A cabinet for use in an environment in which water may be present has a structural base and a face front. The structural base has a pair of structural plastic side pieces for bearing a load of the cabinet, the side pieces each have a pair of legs, a front edge, a back edge and a pair of mounting portions, a plastic floor the floor tilting downwardly from a back of the cabinet towards the face front, the plastic floor having a first portion attaching to one of the side pieces and a second portion for attaching to another of the side pieces, a pair of cross supports for connecting the structural sides above the plastic floor, the cross supports mounting within the mounting portions. The face front is made from wood or a wood byproduct and attaches to each side piece at the front edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Builder Cabinet Group
    Inventors: Jeff DeBoer, Jim Stenz, Mike Nellenbach, Richard Ostrosky, Thomas John Linn, Dennis Hamilton, Mary Jo Mosiniak
  • Publication number: 20130002109
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device housing includes a housing base including a sound redirection chamber, a locking slide cavity, and a support handle cavity. The mobile electronic device housing further includes a housing front panel configured to couple to the housing base including a rectangular top opening, a push button, a locking slide receiver and a sound redirection vent. The mobile electronic device housing further includes a locking slide coupled to the locking slide. The mobile electronic device housing further includes a support handle coupled to the support handle cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Benjamin Gloria
  • Patent number: 8333443
    Abstract: A compact wall-mountable computer station housing provides storage including a parallelepiped base for holding a flat screen computer monitor, a U-shaped support body integrally attached atop the base for holding a computer printer or a credit card machine, and a utensil tray removably attached to the support body. The housing also includes a swivel wall mount for swivelingly mounting the housing to a vertical surface. A keyboard tray mount attached to a base bottom side allows a computer keyboard to be supported thereon, while a cash drawer which is alternately attached to the base bottom side allows a user to store cash therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Skip H. Abed
  • Publication number: 20120305534
    Abstract: An industrial machine assembly includes an industrial machine and a handle. The industrial machine includes an upper wall and a side wall. The side wall and upper wall cooperate to define a corner. The handle includes a grasping portion, a first flange, and a second flange. The handle is configured for attachment to the industrial machine in one of a first position and a second position. When the handle is in the first position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the upper wall and the second flange is adjacent to the side wall. When the handle is in the second position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the side wall and the second flange is adjacent to the upper wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas David Williams, Bruce John Chantry
  • Publication number: 20120299453
    Abstract: Apparatus and devices for carrying a storage device and adapting it to a slot for a storage device having a different form factor. The system comprises an opening means for elastically deforming a shape of the system from an original shape so that the carrier may receive the storage device. The system also comprises restraining means for constraining the motion of the storage device within the system when the system returns to the original shape. Furthermore, the system comprises a spacing means for aligning the storage device with the slot while the storage device is restrained within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: LSI CORPORATION
    Inventors: John M. Dunham, Alan T. Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20120275087
    Abstract: A portable system for display storage and use where at least a first and second display can be stored in the portable system and where the portable system includes supporting structures for arranging multiple displays in a viewing configuration. The portable system includes a housing and first and second displays stored in the housing, where the first display is coupled to a movable supporting member operable to move the displays between a stowed and a viewing position. The displays are adapted with corresponding mounts arranged along a peripheral edge of each display such that the displays may be coupled via the corresponding mounts. Housing mounts sized to engage the corresponding mounts on the second display may be directly or indirectly coupled to the housing and may be used to secure the second display within the housing during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Robert William Corey, Paul Joseph Indelicato, Andrew Wade Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20120248952
    Abstract: An exemplary enclosure includes a housing, a box slidably inserted into the housing, and a pair of handles pivotably attached on the box. The housing includes ports and the box includes plugs which can be inserted into the ports, respectively. The handle includes a main body pivotably attached to the box and an operating member slidably connected to the main body. The handle can be rotated around the box to engage with a locking post of the housing to drive the plugs to be inserted into the ports. The operating member can be pulled from the main body to increase a total length of the handle. The operating member can also be pushed into the main body to reduce the total length of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XIN-HU GONG, JU-WEN DAI
  • Patent number: 8267489
    Abstract: An industrial machine assembly includes an industrial machine and a handle. The industrial machine includes an upper wall and a side wall. The side wall and upper wall cooperate to define a corner. The handle includes a grasping portion, a first flange, and a second flange. The handle is configured for attachment to the industrial machine in one of a first position and a second position. When the handle is in the first position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the upper wall and the second flange is adjacent to the side wall. When the handle is in the second position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the side wall and the second flange is adjacent to the upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas David Willams, Bruce John Chantry
  • Publication number: 20120126675
    Abstract: An electronic device including a casing, a cover, a latching member, and a limiting member is provided. The casing has a space and a stopping portion on an inner wall of the casing and in the pace. The cover is detachably assembled to the casing for covering the space. The latching member on the inner wall of the casing and in the space has a body moving relative to the casing between a first position and a second position and a limiting portion with a limiting route. The stopping portion is in a moving path of the latching member. The limiting member is assembled to the casing and interferes with the limiting portion. When the limiting member interferes with the limiting portion, the body is limited at the first position and a third position between the first position and the second position relative to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Hua Lai
  • Publication number: 20120091870
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a bracket and a handle. The bracket includes a front plate. A first securing piece extends from the front plate, and three first protrusions are defined in the first securing piece. The handle includes a handhold and a first mounting portion connected to the handhold. A first positioning hole is defined in the first mounting portion. The handle is attached to the first securing piece and rotatable relative to the front plate between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the handhold is substantially parallel to the front plate, and the first positioning hole receives a first one of the three protrusions. In the second position, the handhold is substantially perpendicular to the front plate, and the first positioning hole receives a second one of the three protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XU-DONG NAN, ZHI-PING WU
  • Patent number: 8113605
    Abstract: A foldable display module is described which comprises one base formed by one lower and one upper left panel; one lower and one upper front panel, and one lower and one upper right panel. The base has one “collapsed” and one “upright” position as well as one cover hingedly attached to the upper front panel that in the base's “upright” position runs horizontally between the upper left and upper right panels; and, one shelf hingedly attached to back face of the upper front panel and running between the upper left and upper right panels. The module has one pair of posts projecting upwardly from the base and one board is coupled to its upper end. The board, posts and the base's right side and left side panels can be housed inside the front panels to fold the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy
  • Publication number: 20120025680
    Abstract: A housing structure includes a housing, a holding member, a first stop portion and a second stop portion. The housing has an accommodating space. The holding member, movably disposed in the accommodating space between a first position and a second position, includes an operating portion and a limiting portion connected with the operating portion. The first stop portion is disposed in the accommodating space, and the second stop portion is disposed in the accommodating space and below the first stop portion. When the holding member is in the first position, the operating portion abuts the first stop portion, and when the holding member is in the second position, the limiting portion abuts the second stop portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Tung-Ke LU
  • Publication number: 20120026685
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a rear panel and a lifting member. An opening is defined in the rear panel. The lifting member is mounted to the rear panel. The lifting member includes a handle portion and a first mounting bracket connected to the handle portion. The handle portion includes a lifting plate. The first mounting bracket includes a first rear mounting portion mounted to the rear panel. The lifting plate is accessible through the opening from an outside of the rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, DA-LONG SUN, JUN-PU LI
  • Publication number: 20110317345
    Abstract: A handle module mounted in a case of an electronic device and including a handle-link assembly and a slide mechanism. The handle-link assembly includes a handle body having a gripping section and a first pivot connection portion formed thereon, and a slide link having a link body unit and a second pivot connection portion formed thereon. The second pivot connection portion is pivotable with the first pivot connection portion. The slide mechanism includes a slide groove unit disposed in the link body unit or the case, and a slide axle unit disposed slidably in the link body unit or the case, and that is slidably extended into the slide groove unit. The handle-link assembly may be moved between a folded state, where the slide link is received in the case, and an unfolded state, where the slide link is extended out of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Hsiung HUANG, Ming-Jen TSAI, Jung-Shu HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20110299231
    Abstract: Embodiments of cases for electronic devices include a shell that includes a display opening and a handle coupled to the shell. The shell is adapted to at least partially surround the electronic device. The handle is adapted to rotate relative to the shell about an axis of rotation. The handle is also adapted to support the case in a free-standing condition in a portrait orientation and a landscape orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Carter Gaddis, II, Steven Neel Ford
  • Publication number: 20110255241
    Abstract: An assembly includes an article, and a computer housing including left and right sidewalls cooperatively defining an accommodating space and an opening for communicating the accommodating space with an external environment, and a positioning member provided on one of the sidewalls. Each sidewall includes a slide rail. A package is mounted removably in the accommodating space via the opening, is connected slidably to the slide rails of the sidewalls, and is positioned within the accommodating space through the positioning member. The package includes two interconnected cover parts cooperatively defining a receiving space for receiving the article and a communicating hole for communicating the receiving space with the external environment, and a handgrip to mount removably the package in the accommodating space. Each cover part includes a stop member abutting against the article to prevent escape of the article from the receiving space via the communicating hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Hsun Wu, Fu-Jen Yang, Yang-Chieh Ma
  • Publication number: 20110192823
    Abstract: An industrial machine assembly includes an industrial machine and a handle. The industrial machine includes an upper wall and a side wall. The side wall and upper wall cooperate to define a corner. The handle includes a grasping portion, a first flange, and a second flange. The handle is configured for attachment to the industrial machine in one of a first position and a second position. When the handle is in the first position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the upper wall and the second flange is adjacent to the side wall. When the handle is in the second position, the first and second flanges straddle the corner such that the first flange is adjacent to the side wall and the second flange is adjacent to the upper wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas David Williams, Bruce John Chantry
  • Publication number: 20110121695
    Abstract: A storage unit having a frame, drawers and a carrying handle. When the unit is lifted by the handle, or the handle is moved to a position suitable for lifting the storage unit, the handle arms lift the bottom drawer of the stack of drawers which in turn lifts each of the above drawers relative to the frame. As each drawer rises, the clearance gap between adjacent drawers is reduced and the drawers are moved to a locked position where they are blocked by detents mounted on the inside of the frame. In an alternative embodiment (not shown), the handle is coupled to drawer locking slides instead of the bottom drawer and detents on the drawer locking slides engage with the drawers to lock them in the closed position as the drawer locking slides are moved relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: PDY SYSTEMS LP
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Purdy
  • Publication number: 20100314979
    Abstract: A foldable display module is described which comprises one base formed by one lower and one upper left panel; one lower and one upper front panel, and one lower and one upper right panel. The base has one “collapsed” and one “upright position as well as one cover hingedly attached to the upper front panel that in the base's “upright” position runs horizontally between the upper left and upper right panels; and, one shelf hingedly attached to back face of the upper front panel and running between the upper left and upper right panels. The module has one pair of posts projecting upwardly from the base and one board is coupled to its upper end. The board, posts and the base's right side and left side panels can be housed inside the front panels to fold the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy
  • Patent number: 7823991
    Abstract: A storage unit having a frame, drawers and a carrying handle. When the unit is lifted by the handle, or the handle is moved to a position suitable for lifting the storage unit, the handle arms lift the bottom drawer of the stack of drawers which in turn lifts each of the above drawers relative to the frame. As each drawer rises, the clearance gap between adjacent drawers is reduced and the drawers are moved to a locked position where they are blocked by detents mounted on the inside of the frame. In an alternative embodiment (not shown), the handle is coupled to drawer locking slides instead of the bottom drawer and detents on the drawer locking slides engage with the drawers to lock them in the closed position as the drawer locking slides are moved relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: PDY Systems LP
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Purdy
  • Publication number: 20090273259
    Abstract: A storage assembly has a frame assembly defining a compartment and a drawer slidably supported in the frame assembly between a closed position and an open position. The storage assembly further has cooperative structure between the frame assembly and the drawer to selectively maintain the drawer in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: NEWELL OPERATING COMPANY
    Inventors: Hamilton Sean Michael Whitney, Jacqueline Marie Grant, Benjamin M. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20090115297
    Abstract: The present invention provides for electronic module insertion and removal such as when high insertion/extraction forces are exerted in small spaces. To secure or unsecure the module a frame is mounted to a cabinet housing the high insertion module. The frame includes a lever assembly that fixedly rotates about an axle attached at each end to a hub. The hub is allowed to rotate to one or more fixed angular positions that move the lever proximity relative to the front surface of the high insertion module. Applying a pressure to the lever rotates the lever until the module is either secured or unsecured from its cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Jeff A. Bulow, Stephen G. Race, Budd S. Honda
  • Patent number: 7492581
    Abstract: A handle mechanism for a portable computer having a base and a cover movably mounted to the base, includes a handle, two fixing assemblies, and a coded lock. The handle includes a crossbar, and two arms respectively protruding from opposite ends of the crossbar. A mortise hole is defined in one of the arms. The fixing assemblies are respectively configured for attaching the arms of the handle to the base. The coded lock is fixed to the base near one of the arms of the handle. The coded lock includes a tenon portion. The tenon portion is capable of extending into the mortise hole of the handle to lock the handle. The handle mechanism acts as both a handle and a lock for carrying and locking the portable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Szu-Wei Kuo
  • Publication number: 20080169739
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a portable, wall mountable tool storage system and kit comprising a container formed with a substantially rigid base, two side walls, a front panel and a rear panel. Each of the panels is pivotally articulated to the base and each has a free end adapted for securing at a top side of the container. A plurality of various articles retaining elements is provided at least within the container. The tool storage system further comprises at least one carrying element for carrying the tool system at a substantially upright position, and at least one wall mounting arrangement for retaining the tool storage system at a substantially horizontal wall mounted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: Keter Plastic Ltd.
    Inventor: Ruth Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 7199875
    Abstract: A furnace, in particular for an electro thermal atomization device of an atom absorption spectrometer, has a heatable heat duct in which is mounted a trial platform. The trial platform is essentially basin-shaped with radially inward-turned rims, at least at its free ends. In order to make ongoing improvements in a furnace of the aforementioned type, so that the trial platform has an increased lifetime along with high reproducibility of measurements and simple operation as well as low cost, the trial platform features a geometric structure stabilization device which reduces the ratio of effective volume of the trial platform to the rim volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Berthold GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard C. U. Schlemmer, Claus Busche
  • Patent number: 7059692
    Abstract: An improved tool box adapted to be positioned onto a joist or beam. The tool box has a central passageway extending between and through its front and rear walls. At least two web cross members extend between the side walls of the central passageway. Each of the web cross members have a plurality of generally rectangular shaped cutouts positioned along a common longitudinal axis, each of the cutouts communicating with each other. Each cutout has a width that is greater than the width of that cutout located immediately above it. The cutouts form upper joist receiving raceways. A lower joist receiving raceway is formed by the first and second bottom edges of the web cross member and that portion of the side walls of the central passageway located below the bottom edges of the web cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: William F. Glenn
  • Patent number: 6909057
    Abstract: A balance with a draft shield enclosing a weighing pan (33) has slidable walls (6, 7, 8) with slide handles (10, 110, 210) to open and close the weighing compartment (2). A connector body (22) serves to couple non-adjoining slidable walls (6, 7, 8) to each other. Besides for pushing the slidable walls open and closed, the slide handles (10, 110, 210) also serve to couple and uncouple the slidable walls, so that more than one wall can be moved simultaneously using only one hand, or a wall can be moved by pushing a handle on the opposite side. The slide handles are configured as pairs of handle elements that are attached either to adjoining walls or to a wall and an adjoining place on the connector body. In the coupled state, the pairs of handle elements are folded or swiveled into each other, working as a single handle, e.g., for two adjoining walls. In the uncoupled state, they move the walls individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Aebi, Paul Lüchinger
  • Patent number: 6819551
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a base (10), and a hood (20) pivotably attached to the base. The base includes a bottom wall (12), and a pair of side walls (14) extending from the bottom wall. A pair of posts (120) extends upwardly from front corners of the bottom wall. Each post defines a guiding groove (124) therein. The hood includes a top cover (22), a pair of side panels (24) extending from the top cover, and a pair of pivot mechanisms (28). Each pivot mechanism includes a pivot pin (286) movably received in the guiding groove of the corresponding post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 6802108
    Abstract: A detachable carry handle assembly contains a first segment and a second segment that are telescopically interfitted with one another. Sliding of the respective segments relative to one another selectively increases or decreases the overall length of the carry handle assembly, which may be manually manipulated into a plurality of overall length configurations. A spring biased barrel lock assembly may be used to fix the carry handle assembly into a predetermined overall length. The carry handle assemblies may contain rotating handles that to rotate out to a position of maximum width that facilitates lifting operations. Collapse of the handles to a position of minimum width facilitates stowage of the carry handle assemblies in a minimum space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Todd Haselby, Eric Peterson, Edward D. Geist
  • Patent number: 6786561
    Abstract: A tool box adapted to be positioned onto a joist or beam. The tool box has front and rear end walls attached to right and left side walls, and a handle. A tiered passageway extends between the central portions of the front and rear end walls. The tiered passageway includes an upper passageway tier having a first width, a middle passageway tier having a second width, and a lower passageway tier having a third width. Right and left floor portions extend between the bottom edges of the box side walls and the bottom edges of the lower passageway tier. The third width is greater than the second width, and the second width is greater than the first width. The various widths are adapted to fit over joists and beams of varying width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: William F. Glenn
  • Patent number: 6786010
    Abstract: An outdoor storage structure for storing equipment and lawn accessories in a portable shed. The outdoor storage structure includes a base assembly including a base floor and anchor members being attached to sides of the base floor for anchoring the base floor to a ground; and also includes a cover member being hingedly attached along a back edge of the base floor and including top, side, front, and back walls; and further includes hinge members being attached to the base floor and to the cover member; and also includes handle members being attached to the cover member for the lifting thereof; and further includes a lock assembly for locking the cover member to the base assembly; and also includes a light-emitting member being disposed upon an underside of the cover member; and further includes an alarm member also being disposed upon the underside of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: William R. Mc Nabb
  • Publication number: 20040135479
    Abstract: A detachable carry handle assembly contains a first segment and a second segment that are telescopically interfitted with one another. Sliding of the respective segments relative to one another selectively increases or decreases the overall length of the carry handle assembly, which may be manually manipulated into a plurality of overall length configurations. A spring biased barrel lock assembly may be used to fix the carry handle assembly into a predetermined overall length. The carry handle assemblies may contain rotating handles that to rotate out to a position of maximum width that facilitates lifting operations. Collapse of the handles to a position of minimum width facilitates stowage of the carry handle assemblies in a minimum space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey Todd Haselby, Eric Peterson, Edward D. Geist
  • Patent number: 6748627
    Abstract: A loudspeaker assembly comprising a cabinet and a grille in which the grille is at least secured in part to the cabinet sides by a pair of handgrips that are shaped and sized to permit lifting of the unit using fingers of a hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Boston Acoustics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Kotsatos, Doug Hogue, David G. Kroll, Stephen Mills, Carol Catalano