Mounted On Wall, Ceiling Or Spaced Panels Patents (Class 312/245)
  • Patent number: 9888773
    Abstract: A modular wall system having an integrated air flow path that provides cooling of heat generating component housed within the system. In one embodiment, the modular wall system includes wall vertical brackets that create one or more vertical flues, as well as ventilated base cabinets that are configured to direct the flow of air over component stores within. The top of the wall system may be vented allow to heat rising through the flues to vent into the surrounding atmosphere. The bottom of the base cabinets may be ventilated to allow air to enter the interior cabinet from the surrounding environment. The rear of the base cabinets may be open to the flue to allow air to flow from the interior of the cabinet up through the flues. The doors of the base cabinets may also be ventilated to provide additional air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Bradford L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9850611
    Abstract: A washing machine having a drying apparatus, which can perform a heated drying operation and shorten a drying time of laundry, is provided. The washing machine having a drying apparatus includes a top cover which is provided in an upper part of a body and has at least one air hole formed in a top surface thereof, a drying duct which is provided in the top cover to supply air heated by a heater provided thereinside to the air hole, and a rack member which is provided to be extractable from the body to hang laundry above the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hee Lee, Wan Gi Park, Hyun Mook Kim, Amitoj Singh, Karma Bhutia, Kab Jin Jun, Ji Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9611979
    Abstract: A tablet support mount has a main body portion, which when installed is inclined. The upper surface of the inclined main body is adapted for contacting and supporting the tablet. A lower lip is positioned at an angle at the lower end of the main body so as to form an upwardly open V shape. This lip keeps the tablet from sliding off the mount. An upper attachment edge is positioned at an angle at the upper end of the main body. This upper attachment edge is releasably and directly secured to a lower portion of the frame of a cabinet. The main body, lower lip and at least a portion of the attachment edge form a unitary, one piece rigid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Keith Blair
  • Patent number: 9587386
    Abstract: A sink basin having a convex hump in the floor of the basin improves self-rinsing by directing water falling into the basin from a faucet to flow clown the hump and across the floor of the basin, then around the perimeter of the basin to the drain orifice. A variety of shapes, materials and surface finishes are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cascade Revolution LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Wobbrock, Jan Pawluskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9470030
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for aligning a cover with an opening in a housing. The apparatus includes at least one hinge member securable to a housing and moveable between open and closed positions about a hinge axis, at least one attachment member for mounting a cover member to the moveable hinge member, and at least one alignment member for guiding the cover member into an aligned position when the cover member is moved with the hinge member towards the closed position, wherein the attachment member is adapted to allow the cover member to move in a perpendicular direction relative to the hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ian M Denny
  • Patent number: 9033294
    Abstract: A release-preventing system for wall cupboards wherein a cupboard (40, 70, 105, 110, 150) is hooked to a support (47, 76, 97, 115, 155) fixed to the wall (48, 77, 98, 114, 154) by a hook (41, 73, 91, 125, 162) of a cupboard holding device (40, 90, 124, 163) characterized in that between the hook (41, 73, 91, 125, 162) and the support (47, 76, 97, 115, 155) there is a release preventing element (51, 79, 101, 121, 160, 167) that prevents unhooking of the cupboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 9022330
    Abstract: An overhead slatwall mounting bracket that has an anchoring surface and a biasing surface. The anchoring surface attaches the mounting bracket to a generally horizontal installation surface. The biasing surface may either define or provide one or more elongate slots. The mounting bracket is capable of securely supporting slatwall accessories that include one or more cantilever tabs. Each cantilever tab of the slatwall accessory may be inserted into one of the one or more elongate slots and thereby mount the slatwall accessory to the mounting bracket. The invention provides a means to suspend, mount or temporarily affix the tabbed slatwall accessory from an overhead or horizontal surface by insertion and subsequent rotation of the one or more cantilever tabs extending from the slatwall accessory into the one or more elongate slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Roland Edward Heersink
  • Patent number: 9010585
    Abstract: A dry ingredient dispensing unit includes a plurality of containers affixed to a sliding rail mountable to a structure such as a cupboard. Each container is configured into a hopper. A volume of a dry ingredient is loaded through a top portion of each hopper. Each hopper is provided with a plurality of sliding dispensing plates stacked on top of each other. Each dispensing plate is provided with a calibrated aperture to dispense a specific volume of dry ingredient when the plate is slid outward from the hopper. Further, the hoppers are interconnected to provide an assembly of multiple compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150097002
    Abstract: A dry ingredient dispensing unit includes a plurality of containers affixed to a sliding rail mountable to a structure such as a cupboard. Each container is configured into a hopper. A volume of a dry ingredient is loaded through a top portion of each hopper. Each hopper is provided with a plurality of sliding dispensing plates stacked on top of each other. Each dispensing plate is provided with a calibrated aperture to dispense a specific volume of dry ingredient when the plate is slid outward from the hopper. Further, the hoppers are interconnected to provide an assembly of multiple compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150069892
    Abstract: An overhead or ceiling-mounted storage system is disclosed. The system includes two or more rails. A rail includes one or more lips that may support a bin. The bin includes substantially straight opposing walls topped with a rim or other structure that may contact the lip of a rail. The rails may support the bin when the rim is placed on the rails and the rails are attached to an overhead structure, such as a ceiling. The lips of the rails and the rims of the bins are configured such that the lips substantially maintain contact with the rims across each of their respective widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: MARK ROBERT SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8967741
    Abstract: A security apparatus for storing firearms adapted to be mounted within an enclosed area defined by a top wall, bottom wall, rear wall and one or more side walls. The security apparatus in the form of a lockable compartment secured to the ceiling of the enclosure adjacent the rear wall and consists of a rear panel and parallel spaced side panels secured to the rear wall and side walls, respectively. A bottom panel is hingedly coupled to the rear panel and adapted to be positioned adjacent the rear and side panels in opposition to the top wall of the enclosure. A front panel is pivotally coupled to the lower panel opposite the rear panel. Firearm retaining brackets are coupled to the interior surfaces of the front, lower and rear panels to secure the firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Adam T. Ferone
  • Patent number: 8944531
    Abstract: A container assembly may include a container having a side wall defining and circumscribing a container interior, a first frame extending from and about the side wall and defining an outer terminal portion sized and configured to abut a door about an opening formed therein, a second frame defining an outer terminal portion sized and configured to abut the door about the opening and an inner terminal portion sized and configured to extend over at least a portion of the opening about a periphery of the opening, and at least a first fixation member to secure the first frame to the second frame with the container extending into the opening and with a portion of the door adjacent to the opening positioned between the outer terminal portions of the first and second frames to clamp the container assembly to the door about the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ODL, Incorporated
    Inventors: Troy Alan Wyman, Steven Cochrane, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • 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: 8910498
    Abstract: The lockout cabinet can comprise a body with a front opening circumscribed by a front edge, and a rear wall recessed from the front edge, for receiving lockout equipment, a first side laterally opposite a second side, and a tab extending from the first side, passed the front edge, and having a plurality of shackle engagement apertures interspaced from one another in an orientation parallel to an adjacent portion of the front edge; and a door matching the shape of the front opening, being hingedly connected to the second side of the body and having a slot shaped and positioned for the tab to extend through it when the door is closed, with the plurality of shackle engagement apertures on a side of the door opposite the body, able to receive a corresponding plurality of padlock shackles for preventing subsequent unauthorized opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: 6251374 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Saucier, Sylvain Deschênes
  • 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: 20140306591
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wall-mounted kitchen-cabinet with storage of non-potable water out of reverse osmosis (RO) water treating machine comprising a case body of kitchen-cabinet, a water storage tank, a cover of water storage tank, an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. The water storage tank is contained in the case body of kitchen-cabinet for storage of the non-potable water output from the reverse osmosis (RO) water treating machine. The outlet pipe includes a front opening and an end opening such that the end opening connects to a water stopcock while the front opening connects to the water outlet of the water storage tank via the pipe outlet of the case body of kitchen-cabinet. By means of the water stopcock to get the non-potable water, user can achieve the effect in fully usage the non-potable water by habitually practice of washing cooking materials or washing hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ying Lin Cai, Chao Fou Hsu
  • Patent number: 8851439
    Abstract: The invention provides a reading stand. The reading stand may comprising a base portion including at least one base portion sidewall, the base portion sidewall being supported by the base portion; and a platform portion forming a support surface to support the document, the platform portion including at least one page holder to retain the document. The reading stand may further include a side support clip extending from the platform portion such that the base portion sidewall is receivable between the platform portion and the side support clip in an assembled position, the side support clip having a protuberance disposed thereon, the protuberance engageable with the base portion sidewall. The assembled position affords side reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Phifer Incorporated
    Inventors: Beverly C. Phifer, M. Scott Clark, Thomas G. Grammer
  • Publication number: 20140292170
    Abstract: Modular constructs are disclosed wherein a plurality of structural members, most often parallel to one another, form spaced-apart layers. Clamping force, applied in some embodiments approximately perpendicularly to a face of each structural member through use of one or more tension assembly comprising a cable, rope, wire, rod, or the like, in association with one or more tubular spacer, is used to draw the structural members into alignment and to provide structural integrity of the modular construct. The subject matter of the present disclosure further relates to processes for creating such layered modular constructs. The subject matter of the present disclosure may find particular application within modular structures, such as, but not limited to, those for aircraft, boats, and other means of transportation, buildings, storage spaces, furniture and cabinetry, modular support systems for electronic equipment, support structures, interfaces, prosthetics, rack systems, modular work partitions, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kristopher Laméy
    Inventor: Kristofer Laméy
  • Publication number: 20140292166
    Abstract: A wall-mounted drum-type washing machine include a rear panel mounted on a wall surface; a control block on the rear panel; a power line extending from the control block to outside the rear panel; and a guide unit on a rear surface of the rear panel, fixing the power line and guiding it to the outside of the rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ui Kun Hwang, Ju Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 8833572
    Abstract: A shelf upright extension kit with an elongated bottom extension rail with a transversely extending keyway and first and second extension panels. The extension panels each define a plane having first and second major surfaces, a pair of opposed ends and a pair of opposed edges. Each extension panel is fitted with a key configured and arranged for cooperatively engaging the keyway in the extension rail. The key extends within the plane of the extension panel proximate and parallel with a same edge. Included in the extension panel is a notch in a corner opposed to the key within the plane of the extension panel to allow the top end to fit flush with a bottom end of a side panel and the rear edge of the extension panel to fit flush with a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Real Closet, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Lee Billman
  • Patent number: 8813404
    Abstract: The invention concerns a window unit for display, protection and preventive conservation of an object of limited thickness, in particular a work of art such as a painting, a bas-relief, a tapestry or similar. It comprises a case with a back (32) and a front door (31) coupled together so as to be able to have the case (30) take up an open state, in which the object (D) is not protected and can be inserted into or removed from the case (30), and a closed state, in which the object (D) is protected and can neither be inserted into nor removed from the case (30), in which the front door (31) is provided with a transparent front panel (48) through which the object (D) is visibilé from the front in the state with the case (30) closed. The window unit is characterized in that the back (32) is provided with a transparent rear panel (50) through which the object (D) is visibile from the rear in the state with the ease (30) closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Goppion S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Goppion
  • Patent number: 8811008
    Abstract: A modular docking station for receiving a mobile device is disclosed. The docking station includes a base component having a plurality of modular apertures configured to receive hardware to perform a specific function. The docking station also includes a receiving component having a protective enclosure configured to receive and protect the mobile device in from environmental containment. The docking station further includes a coupler for coupling the receiving component to the base component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Reed Selkirk, William W. Wittliff, III, James Fish
  • Patent number: 8783609
    Abstract: A movable storage compartment for a passenger cabin comprises a housing and fixing structures on the side walls of the housing, the housing being open on one side and being able to be moved back and forth between an open and a closed position, that is to say being able to be opened and closed. The fixing structures are formed in such a way that during a movement from the open position to the closed position the housing can be moved first predominantly rotationally and then predominantly translationally upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Bengt Abel, Peter Bielik, Raj Kotian
  • Patent number: 8764131
    Abstract: An undercabinet secretary provides organization and storage for items as well as concealed or hidden storage for items. The undercabinet secretary prevents concealed items from being accessed while allowing authorized persons or those who are aware of the hidden storage to conveniently retrieve the items. The undercabinet secretary may have one or more dividers to provide compartments for organization and storage of items, and may have a hidden compartment assembly having the same outward appearance to conceal items. In one or more embodiments, the hidden compartment assembly may have its own divider which may be used as a handle to access the hidden compartment assembly and which allows the hidden compartment assembly to blend in with the other dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Marie Risley
  • Patent number: 8714664
    Abstract: An environmental containment system has a wall frame for mounting to a wall. The wall frame has a left section and a right section. The wall frame has a top section and a bottom section. The wall frame extends horizontally from a vertical plane and has a wall side opening and a working side opening. A suction opening is formed on the wall frame. A filter is mounted to a filter opening formed on the wall frame. A pair of mounting brackets are spaced apart horizontally at a set predetermined distance. The pair of mounting brackets includes a right mounting bracket and a left mounting bracket. The right mounting bracket has at least one right screw opening, and the left mounting bracket has at least one left screw opening. The pair of mounting brackets are mounted to an inside surface of the wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Abreu
  • Patent number: 8714372
    Abstract: Kit for assembling a rectangular rigid support structure including a pair of vertical support rails and an upper spacer and a base spacer. The two spacers are rigidly attachable to and space apart the pair of vertical support rails. The spacers have spacer ends with integrally formed inter-engagement arrangements for mechanical inter-engagement with and attachment to the support rails. The inter-engagement arrangements include one or more integrally formed projections intended for insertion into the support rails. The spacers in the kit each have two pieces that can be rigidly assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Huliot Storage Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Ilan Yogev
  • Patent number: 8711553
    Abstract: A mounting fixture includes a box, a first arm, and a second arm. The box includes a primary panel, four sidewalls rearwardly extending from the primary panel, and a central hub rearwardly extending from a rear surface of the primary panel. The first arm extends beyond one of the four sidewalls, includes a first elongated slot, and has a first hook section at an outermost end thereof. The first elongated slot extends around and is slidably adjustable relative to the central hub to cause the first arm to extend further from or closer to the one of the four sidewalls. The second arm extends beyond a different one of the four sidewalls, includes a second elongated slot, and has a second hook section at an outermost end thereof. The second elongated slot extends around and is slidably adjustable relative to the central hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Quang Trinh, Joseph Harlan Bowser, Jim W. Kostka, Nicholas C. Juric
  • Patent number: 8668175
    Abstract: A cabinet bracket system is secured to a column for supporting an electronics cabinet. The cabinet bracket system includes a lower cabinet bracket disposed against the bottom of the electronics cabinet, an upper cabinet bracket disposed against the top of the electronics cabinet, and a bottom support bracket secured to the lower cabinet bracket so as to prevent lower bracket from moving on the column when the electronics cabinet is mounted onto the lower cabinet bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan J. Koleszar
  • Publication number: 20140062276
    Abstract: A container assembly may include a container having a side wall defining and circumscribing a container interior, a first frame extending from and about the side wall and defining an outer terminal portion sized and configured to abut a door about an opening formed therein, a second frame defining an outer terminal portion sized and configured to abut the door about the opening and an inner terminal portion sized and configured to extend over at least a portion of the opening about a periphery of the opening, and at least a first fixation member to secure the first frame to the second frame with the container extending into the opening and with a portion of the door adjacent to the opening positioned between the outer terminal portions of the first and second frames to clamp the container assembly to the door about the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Troy Alan Wyman, Steven Cochrane, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • Patent number: 8662323
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall shelf support assembly. The wall shelf support assembly includes first and second transversely elongated rails each with a transversely extending keyway and first and second side panels each defining a plane. The opposing side panels each have first and second major surfaces, a pair of opposed ends and a pair of opposed edges. Each panel is fitted with first and second keys configured and arranged for cooperatively engaging the keyways in the first and second rails respectfully. The keys extend within the plane of the side panel in opposite directions from opposed ends proximate to and parallel with a same edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Real Closet, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Lee Billman
  • Patent number: 8608257
    Abstract: A projector suspension device includes a casing and a suspension mechanism. The casing defines a space for accommodating an optical projection engine, and the casing has a trough extending into an inside of the casing. The suspension mechanism includes a fixed rod and a movable rod, and the fixed rod is disposed inside and fixed to the casing. One end of the movable rod is connected to the fixed rod, and another end of the movable rod is fixed to a stationary object. The movable rod is slidably coupled to the fixed rod and slides relative to the fixed rod so as to be stored inside the trough or to stick out from the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Ching Li, Fan-Chieh Chang, Hao-Chang Tsao
  • Patent number: 8611082
    Abstract: A storage device having a plurality of recording devices in which a decrease in vibrations from the recording devices can be achieved with a small number of parts. A storage device having a plurality of recording devices mounted therein includes a handle for inserting and withdrawing the recording device into and out of the storage device. Two holding members each include a mounting portion where the recording device is mounted and a frame extending from the mounting portion to the handle. Two protrusions are formed to extend inwardly of a region surrounded by the recording device, the handle, and the two frames. A restriction plate is disposed so as to overlap the respective surfaces of the two protrusions; and a viscoelastic body is disposed at the overlapping portion for joining the two protrusions and the restriction plate to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Arisaka, Daisuke Matsuka, Hiroshi Fukuda, Morihiro Waizumi, Kouichirou Kinoshita, Naoki Wada
  • Publication number: 20130328473
    Abstract: A storage container for a refrigerator appliance is provided. A supplemental storage shelf is mounted to the storage container. The supplemental storage shelf is configured for selective positioning along a vertical direction relative to the storage container. In such a manner, the supplemental storage shelf can be easily or conveniently stored when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Clay Calvert, Michael Andrew Hillerich
  • Patent number: 8578659
    Abstract: An overhead arrangement, for use in a suspended ceiling system having a grid framework of frame elements lying in a ceiling plane and bounding a plurality of openings for supporting a corresponding plurality of ceiling members, includes an electrical apparatus, such as a DC power supply, a support for supporting the electrical apparatus on the framework at an elevation above one of the ceiling members supported in one of the openings, and a slanted control panel on the housing and having manually accessible controls and visually accessible displays. The slanted control panel is obliquely and downwardly inclined relative to the ceiling plane to enable manual access to the controls and visual access to the displays through the opening to the slanted control panel from below the framework after the ceiling member is at least partially removed from its opening without mechanical interference between the ceiling tile and the electrical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nexter Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Parigoris, Wayne A. Gutschow, Benjamin Hartman
  • Patent number: 8550578
    Abstract: A fixture includes a medicine cabinet having a cabinet body and a door. The fixture includes a frame which includes a frame body having a recess sized and shaped to receive the door, and an overhang which extends along the upper portion of the door. The fixture can include a guide rail which is repeatably moveable between positions away from and extending over the lower portion of the door, and an organizer carried by the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Martha Brink
  • Patent number: 8547690
    Abstract: A retention device includes a holder and an extractable casing mounted to the holder. The retention device includes a base, a cover opposite to the base, and a lateral plate extending from the base and interconnecting the base and the cover. The base, the side plates, and the cover cooperatively define a rectangular first cavity with an opening at a lateral side. The casing and the holder cooperatively define a second cavity. A size of the second cavity is less than that of the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiu-Quan Hu, Lin-Han Wu, Li Hou, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 8522488
    Abstract: A modular architectural system adapted for use with a finished wall in a patient room includes a service unit, a wall-masking panel, and an interface strip. The service unit includes a frame and a plurality of modular panels coupled to the frame to support service outlets relative to the finished wall. The wall-masking panel is spaced apart from the service unit and is arranged along an edge of the service unit. The interface strip is coupled to the service unit and arranged along the edge of the service unit between the service unit and the wall-masking panel to interconnect the service unit and the wall-masking panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 8444235
    Abstract: A storage system is provided comprising a rail mounted to a surface. A cabinet is supported on said rail. At least one engagement member engages the rail to suspend the cabinet from the rail. The cabinet is supported at an angle relative to the surface. An adjustment mechanism is used to adjust the position of the engagement member relative to the rail for adjusting the angle. A method of mounting a cabinet on a surface is also provided comprising mounting a rail having a flange on a surface. A cabinet as described herein is suspended from the rail by the engagement member. The adjustment mechanism is moved towards or away from the surface to adjust the angle of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Gmerek, David McNamara, Joseph Musser, Michael Nicholls, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8439322
    Abstract: A mounting post for supporting a plurality of electronic cabinets, each having different bolt patterns, comprising a hollow post configured to receive a hollow mount at the upper end, a stabilizer plate attached to the lower end of the post, and a hollow mount selected from a plurality of hollow mounts, each having a lower end configured to mate to the post, and having a substantially planar upper surface with openings formed therein corresponding to a unique bolt pattern for an electronics cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Windstream Intellectual Property Services, Inc., General Devices Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Skudin, Dennis D. Davis, David W. Willis
  • Patent number: 8434835
    Abstract: A modular mounting system for institutional or classroom furniture or fixtures includes mounting rails that are attached to a wall surface in a horizontal orientation and that are vertically spaced. The mounting rails have a flat wall-mounting portion, with upper and lower T-shaped sections projecting therefrom, forming upper and lower U-channels and a central C-channel. The wall-mounting portion has a lower chamfered edge. Sections of mounting rail are aligned by a spline inserted into the C-channel. The system is infinitely adaptable to a wide range of changing uses for the classroom, with each element of the modular classroom furniture easily mounted to or removed from the mounting rail with only a screwdriver. The selectable elements include a flat panel accessory that rides between the upper and lower mounting rails, an accessory tray, and vertical rail members and casegoods in various configurations that attach to one or both rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Silver Street, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Hardy, Randall J. Seaver
  • Patent number: 8424982
    Abstract: A cabinet body has a front face in a picture frame configuration with interior and exterior peripheries. The front face has front and rear surfaces. A door frame assembly in a picture frame configuration has interior and exterior peripheries. The exterior periphery is formed with a recess and interior hinges pivotably coupling the door frame assembly to the cabinet body. A mirror is received within the recess and exterior hinges mounted in the recess pivotably coupling the mirror to the door frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Ilene R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8403262
    Abstract: An overhead luggage compartment is provided with a mounting for a control unit, having a first, top guide, which is fastened in the overhead luggage compartment. A second, bottom guide extends below and at least substantially parallel to the first guide. The first guide comprises a horizontal, first portion adjoined in an inward direction of the luggage compartment by a second portion, which extends obliquely upwards from the level of the first portion. The first portion of the first guide and the second guide are telescopically extensible in horizontal direction. The second guide is open in the direction of the first guide. A first suspension point is coupled rotatably to the outer end of the extensible portion of the first guide. A second suspension point is disposed inwards of the first suspension point and configured for displaceable engagement with the first portion and the second portion of the first guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Bartels, Klaus Hanna
  • Publication number: 20130069508
    Abstract: Partitions for forming sections of the walls of office cubicles include two major panels (walls) which are spaced apart and interconnected to provide an inner enclosed space which is made accessible to store objects. In accordance with one embodiment, the two major panels are of similar height and width and each panel has parallel top and bottom horizontal edges and parallel rear and front edges. The top edges of the two panels, their rear edges and their bottom edges are interconnected to define an inner space which may be accessed via an opening provided by and from the front edges of the panels. In accordance with another embodiment, the inner space may be accessed by means of cut outs formed on, or in, the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Nathan Hollander, Aryeh Reinstein, Ephraim Hollander
  • Patent number: 8376299
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an object to a wall includes a backbone, a ledge, and a spacer. The backbone has a means for mounting the backbone parallel to the wall. The ledge is attached to a bottom of the backbone and extends away from the wall. The spacer is located between the backbone and the ledge. A bottom of the object rests on the ledge and leans over the spacer such that a top of the object rests on the wall above the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Don Charles Burkman
  • Patent number: 8376477
    Abstract: A storage unit is provided for placement between upright studs of a wall. The unit may be unitary or be made into two telescoping box portions. Storage shelves are removably positioned in the interior area of the unit. For the two-piece unit, the storage shelves are made of two half shelves, with each half shelf having a terminal loop portion through which the other half shelf slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Lee Schinzing
  • Patent number: 8272702
    Abstract: A fixture includes a medicine cabinet having a cabinet body and a door. The fixture includes a frame which includes a frame body having a recess sized and shaped to receive the door, and an overhang which extends along the upper portion of the door. The fixture can include a guide rail which is repeatably moveable between positions away from and extending over the lower portion of the door, and an adjustable container assembly carried by the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Susan M. Brink
  • Publication number: 20120229008
    Abstract: A cabinet structure assembly includes a cabinet, an attachment cover and an attachment member. The attachment cover includes a top wall portion. The top wall portion has an engagement recess with a first engagement face and an end part. The attachment member includes a base plate and a top plate. The top plate has a top face and an engagement protrusion that protrudes relative to the top face. The engagement protrusion has a second engagement face and a guide face. The second engagement face faces the first engagement face of the engagement recess. The guide face is arranged such that the guide face gradually deforms the end part of the top wall portion of the attachment cover away from the top face of the top plate upon installation of the attachment member relative to the attachment cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahito YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 8262026
    Abstract: A device for the releasable fastening of a component in an aircraft includes a component carrier with a base plane, wherein the component carrier comprises an installation state in which the base plane of the component carrier comprises an angle relative to the horizontal base plane of the aircraft, and wherein the component carrier is equipped to accommodate a component in a releasably affixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hartwig Jaeger, Gerd Rohlfs
  • Patent number: 8246126
    Abstract: Provided are cabinets, methods of making the cabinets, and methods of using the cabinets. One embodiment of the cabinet includes an enclosure and at least one horizontally slidable closure panel interconnected to the enclosure with a first fully extendible concealed rail slide assembly mounted proximate the top of the enclosure and a second fully extendible concealed rail slide assembly mounted proximate the bottom of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph Johnannes Weber
  • Patent number: 8235476
    Abstract: In a closet with an upper shelf and a door opening defined laterally by two vertical door frame posts which extend to the ceiling, a box frame having a box frame opening and a box frame door system is installed between these posts and above the location of the door opening. The box frame is fastened either to the door frame posts or to the ceiling to provide an opening by which articles may be more readily placed on the upper shelf. The upper shelf within the closet may extend only for a portion of the depth of the closet leaving a gap between such shelf and the box frame thereby providing access to objects present on the shelf through such gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Jean-Jacques Desgranges
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Desgranges