Vertically Patents (Class 312/247)
  • Patent number: 11352823
    Abstract: A stowage bin assembly includes a bin bucket assembly having a bin bucket which includes at least one sidewall, the at least one sidewall including a notch and the at least one sidewall having an interior surface. The stowage bin assembly also includes at least one hinge assembly. The at least one hinge assembly includes a housing which is received in the notch, the housing having an interior surface, wherein the interior surface of the housing is substantially flush with the interior surface of the at least one sidewall when the housing of the at least one hinge assembly is received in the notch. The stowage bin assembly also includes a stowage bin door pivotably coupled to the bin bucket assembly via the at least one hinge assembly, the stowage bin door moveable between an open position and a closed position. Related components, assemblies, and devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Harper Engineering Company
    Inventors: David Chadwell, Richard J. LaConte
  • Patent number: 11142430
    Abstract: An attic lift system is provided, comprising a loading platform attached to a lifting frame having a plurality of vertical frame members, wherein the lifting frame includes a closure member positioned below the loading platform. The closure member includes a plurality of telescopic guide members, wherein the support frame is positioned on an attic floor above an opening in the attic floor. A plurality of support rods extend from the closure member and are threadably engaged with the vertical frame members of the lifting frame. A drive assembly is positioned on the support frame and connected to the lifting frame for raising and lowering the loading platform relative to the opening. Limit switches are present to detect when the drive assembly should be stopped based on the position of the lift platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Darryl Roshto
  • Patent number: 11103062
    Abstract: A height-adjustable medicine cart is an apparatus which eliminates the need for medical staff to push around traditional medicine carts. The apparatus includes a cabinet and a height adjustment mechanism. The cabinet is designed to safely store medical supplies and medicine. The cabinet facilitates the storage and retrieval of the contents while preventing access to the stored contents from unauthorized users. The height-adjustment mechanism enables the mounting of the cabinet adjacent to a wall while also enabling the users to adjust the height of the cabinet. The cabinet includes a receptacle body, and the height adjustment mechanism includes a first rail, a second rail, a first carriage, and a second carriage. The receptacle body stores the medical supplies and the medicine. The first carriage and the second carriage slidably connect the receptacle body to the first rail and the second rail to enable the height adjustment of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: April Drusilla Calvert
  • Patent number: 11072926
    Abstract: An overhead storage system is disclosed. The storage system includes an overhead frame that supports a ceiling for a room, at least one storage box, and a roof or floor for a second room above the first. Attached to the frame is at least one raise/lower mechanism which raises and lowers a storage box. The storage box(es) fit within the frame when raised and are accessible when lowered. Each storage box has a bottom wall that includes a ceiling surface for the room and a structure with at least one storage surface. The raise lower mechanism(s) is a winch driven pulley system that winds up and lets out at least one line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R Hall, Andrew Priddis, Benjamin Jensen, Scott Skousen
  • Patent number: 11039685
    Abstract: A lifting cabinet includes a transmission assembly and a power unit for raising and lowering a shelf. The transmission assembly comprises a first transmission unit, comprising a screw rod which is connected with a driving device and a sliding piece which is connected with the lifting shelf, and the sliding piece is coupled to the screw rod. The screw rod rotates under the action of the driving device and drives the sliding piece to move back and forth along the axis of the screw rod; and then the sliding piece drives the lifting shelf to move up and down. For the lifting cabinet and the power unit thereof, the transmission assembly converts a rotary motion outputted from the driving device into a linear motion through the cooperation between the screw rod and the sliding piece, and a greater axial force is thereby outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CMECH (GUANGZHOU) LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Sen Qiu
  • Patent number: 10981737
    Abstract: A system of mitigating force in a mechanical system, the system comprising a frame member, a first rail connected to the frame member, a second rail connected to the frame member and extending along the frame member in parallel to the first rail, an assembly movably engaging the first and second rails, and a first bracket located between the first and second rails, with at least one first bracket attachment secured to the frame member, the first bracket sharing an upper edge with a lower edge of the first rail, such that a downward force applied on the first rail is distributed to the first bracket and the frame member via the at least one first bracket attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Dongliang Yang, Matthew G. Good, Leung M. Shiu
  • Patent number: 10781841
    Abstract: A Three-Dimensional Positioning and Holding Modular System for office and industrial work stations including embodiments of multi-rail beams and rail-arm-leg modules. The embodiments have tubes, bars, or channels arranged and connected in ways that provide improved ability to transmit torque along a long axis of the multi-rail beam while providing improved resistance to twisting under the forces of the torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Clifford Bollman
  • Patent number: 10561235
    Abstract: A cabinet includes a first shelf disposed inside the cabinet at a height above waist level, the first shelf having a first retracted position and a first deployed position below and outwardly from the first retracted position; a first parallelogram linkage pivotably operably attached to a first end of the first shelf and the cabinet; a second parallelogram linkage pivotally operably attached to the cabinet and a second end of the first shelf; a first shaft having a first end operably engaged with the first parallelogram linkage, the first shaft having a second end operably engaged with the second parallelogram linkage; and a drive motor operably engaged with the first shaft to operate the first and second parallelogram linkages outwardly and downwardly to position the first shelf from the first retracted position to the first deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERIOR MOTORIZED SHELVING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas J Abbott, Rick Lee Taylor
  • Patent number: 10436502
    Abstract: A door shelf for a refrigeration device includes a base. A support frame on the base defines a front and two side portions, each side portion includes front, central and rear side portions, the rear side portion is offset inwardly to the front side portion and the central side portion includes a first end at the front side portion. A preferably metal decorative strip which includes front, two side and two rear fastening portions is mounted securely on the frame with the front portion of the strip on the front portion of the frame, each side portion of the strip on the front side portion and a first region of the rear fastening portion on the central side portion. A second end of the central side portion defines a bending edge along which a second region of the rear fastening portion is bent to fasten the strip to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Elena Claass, Denis Lux, Andrea Fink, Stefan Deissler
  • Patent number: 10024485
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus for a medical device in a medical treatment facility includes a device holder that holds a medical device and a container that receives the device holder with a medical device, such that the device holder can move between an upper resting position in the container and a lower operating position in which a medical device held by the device holder can be used by medical staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Omid Abri, Stephan Schrader, Thorsten Karge, Julian Verkin
  • Patent number: 9980564
    Abstract: A storage system and associated method of assembling the storage system. The storage system includes one or more rails for attaching the storage system to a structure. The storage system further includes one or more arms attached to the one or more rails. The storage system further includes a counterbalance mechanism attached to the one or more arms configured to provide a force to assist lifting or lowering a load applied to the one or more lift arms. The storage system further includes a release for engaging the counterbalance mechanism to assist a user in raising or lowering the one or more lift arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Roberts, Clark Davis, Ian Davis, Brian D. Owens
  • Patent number: 9872561
    Abstract: In embodiments, the invention includes an apparatus for accessing a cabinet and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes a drawer slidably mounted to the cabinet and a motorized axis to slide the drawer relative to the cabinet. A box slidably mounts to the drawer and includes another motorized axis to slide the box relative to the drawer. A limit device is adjustable to define a set position as the end of motion of the motorized axis that slides the drawer. The limit device is adjustable to define the extent of motion at one of a plurality of positions. The method includes providing the apparatus and adjusting the limit device to a clear position so that the box clears an obstacle when the drawer is disposed with the drawer motorized axis at the clear position, and operating the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Gilma Liliana Alfaro
  • Patent number: 9801465
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of storage systems. In some embodiments, the storage system includes an upper frame, a guide tube that supports the upper frame, a pivot arm, and a side support. A first end of the pivot arm is rotatably coupled to the guide tube, and a second end of the pivot arm is rotatably coupled to a fixed pivot point. The side support includes a guide post that is inserted into the guide tube. The guide tube is configured to move along the guide post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: John L. Finch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9788649
    Abstract: A storage system for storing contents is provided. The storage system includes a retractable vertical cabinet having a handle, at least one pivoting support member pivotally attached to at least an exterior side of the cabinet and a support structure. The storage system further includes a lift adjuster and a rotating adjustment screw threadably connected allowing for adjustment of a lift assist mechanism, which is connected between a foundation and the lift adjuster, to accommodate for varied loads. This storage system may also include an electric actuator movement. This storage system may also include a brake mechanism to restrain movement from any desired elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DROPOUT CABINET FIXTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Clinton Merle Bunch
  • Patent number: 9510675
    Abstract: A pull-out and drop-down storage system maximizing storage space and providing a user with convenient access to otherwise difficult to access storage space. The storage system may comprise a stationary support structure, a moveable section, and a guide rail linked to the top of the moveable section by a connector to direct the motion of the movable section between a retracted position and a more accessible position. The guide rail may be configured to lead the movable section through a confined space during deployment and retraction. The storage system may include vertical guide rails extending vertically from the bottom to the top of the rear part of the movable section and a sliding carriage assembly attached to the stationary support structure that in concert with the vertical guide rails provide stability and control during a substantially vertical motion of the movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Tarek Baranski
  • Patent number: 9340290
    Abstract: An integrated aircraft galley structure includes a service module having a plurality of galley inserts including at least one oven and at least one refrigeration unit. The service module is formed with a plurality of bays sized to receive the plurality of galley inserts, along with a human machine interface for controlling all of the galley inserts. The service module further includes a plurality of galley insert modules for controlling each galley insert, and an insert power and control unit for each galley insert for controlling power to said insert. The entire system is controlled by a galley power and control unit for controlling each of the insert galley power and control units, and an AC distribution unit for distributing power to the insert power and control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Godecker, Grant J. West, Ralph B. Thayer
  • Patent number: 8991948
    Abstract: A high cabinet may be mechanically lowered to within reach of a disabled user. In the second exemplary embodiment, a scissor-jack type mechanism pushes an outer cabinet out from the wall and a sliding mechanism allows an inner cabinet to drop down from within the outer cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Monti Marsters, Everett Larry Marsters, Don Marsters
  • Patent number: 8955930
    Abstract: A toolbox system is designed as with modular drawer unit with a mounting cradle that can adjust the height of the modular drawer unit, making it compatible to a wide variety of applications. The mounting cradle can be affixed from the top or bottom and can adjust the position of the modular drawer unit to various heights. The modular drawer units can be fabricated in different depths and stacked together for optimal space utilization. The toolbox system allows for placement so that the drawers pull out of a compartment or work space, allowing complete accessibility and space utilization. The mounting cradle can be designed so that the toolbox system can fit in almost any storage compartment or other desired spaces. The toolbox system allows for easy access to its compartments, especially in confined or limited spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey John Zehrer
  • Patent number: 8905496
    Abstract: A work station comprises a mounting bracket adapted to be mounted to a surface. An upper arm and a lower arm are mounted to the mounting bracket for pivoting motion about a first vertical axis. A track is pivoted to the upper arm and the lower arm about a second vertical axis where the track supports a vertically displaceable carriage. The carriage may support a monitor and work platform where the work platform supports a key board tray. A lift system supports the carriage for vertical movement. Work station mounting systems are also provided for movably supporting a work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Roddy Burgess, Ian Cunningham, Robert Grant McRorie
  • Publication number: 20140354126
    Abstract: A closet or enclosure 100 (closet) fit into an attic. A panel (110) forms the bottom of the closet. The panel can be lowered to the living space below manually or by using a return spring or electrical means. The panel holds a cabinet, box, or other storage item (105 or 2225). Air space (150) around the cabinet or items insulates it from thermal contact with the walls. Alternatively a cabinet is hung from a restraining member (145), or arm (1105), so it can be raised for storage and lowered for access. In this aspect, the panel is secured to the bottom of the cabinet. Optional vents (155) and fan (160) urge circulation between the air space and the living space, reducing temperature extremes in the air space and hence the cabinet. In other aspects, air treatment units (HVAC, dehumidifier, etc.) condition the air within the closet or enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: DELOREAN, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Z. DeLorean, Mark Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140252930
    Abstract: A retractable shelving system is described. In one example, the retractable shelving system includes a lower shelf, a floating frame, vertical guide frames, a top frame, a motor, a sensor frame and electronic operation including remote control and sensors. In another example a cabinet is included for housing the shelving system in the attic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Hyward Reid, Quinn Thomas Reid
  • Patent number: 8820003
    Abstract: A closet can fit into an attic and a cabinet (105) can be retracted out of the closet to the living space below manually, or using a return spring or electrical means. An air space (150) around the cabinet insulates it from thermal contact with the walls. A panel (110) with vent openings (155) is affixed to the bottom of the cabinet. In an alternative embodiment the cabinet is hung from a restraining member (145), or arm (1105), by which it can be raised for storage and lowered for access. When raised, the panel is in contact with the ceiling (110) between the attic and air from the living space mixes into the air space by convection. A fan (160) can urge circulation between the air space and the living space, reducing of temperature extremes in the air space and hence the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DeLorean, LLC
    Inventor: Jack Z. DeLorean
  • Publication number: 20140197720
    Abstract: An extending wall mounted cabinet includes an upper cabinet mounted into a wall and a lower cabinet moveable between an upper retracted position and a lower extended position. The extending wall mounted cabinet also includes a drive mechanism including an actuator for lowering and raising lower cabinet between an upper retracted position and a lower extended position. Preferably the lower cabinet nests within the upper cabinet in the upper retracted position such that the volume of the nested cabinets is no larger than the upper cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry Sorbara, Darren Slater
  • Patent number: 8752914
    Abstract: A dish rack installation kit including a pair of rigid vertical support members connected on each side of said dish rack, said dish rack having a plurality of frame members that can support a variety of different kinds of dishes, said dish rack mounted above a kitchen sink in an upper kitchen cabinet with an open bottom to allow drainage from the dish rack directly into the kitchen sink. The invention can include cabinet doors to hide the dish rack when not in use. The invention saves space in the kitchen. The rigid vertical support members include holes that receive fasteners for attaching the entire unit to the inside walls of a kitchen cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Tali Simhoni
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8641156
    Abstract: A compound motion shelf organizer may include a front module and a rear module. A compound linear motion system may be coupled between the front module and a base. The compound linear motion system may be configured to allow the front module to move horizontally with respect to the base from a retracted position to a forward position, and to allow the front module to move vertically with respect to the base from the forward position to a downward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Chow
  • Patent number: 8636249
    Abstract: A storage system for an emergency apparatus provided in a conveyance includes at least one structure-holder connectable to a structural component of the conveyance. A frame is attached to the at least one structure-holder, and a carrier is configured to receive the emergency apparatus. A locking apparatus has a locking position in which the carrier is fastened to the frame, and an unlocking position in which the carrier is detached from the frame. A belt element is fixedly connected to the carrier. A first end of a retaining belt is connectable to a structural component of the conveyance via a belt-winder, and a second end of the retaining belt is fastenable in a detachable manner via a belt lock to the belt element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Conen, Sebastian Westphal
  • Patent number: 8622488
    Abstract: A vertically retractable shelf system comprises a shelf frame and a track assembly. The shelf frame comprises a rectangular frame. The track assembly comprises a roller slide assembly, disposed on the left and right sides of the shelf frame, to allow the shelf frame to slide vertically along the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventors: Ronnie Kilby, Cindy Kilby
  • Patent number: 8579390
    Abstract: A supporting structure includes an outer body and an inner body that can be lowered. The supporting structure includes two side elements to be installed on the wall at a distance from each other, and at least one cross member detachably connecting the side elements to each other. The supporting structure also has separate fastening points for independently installing the outer body and the inner body on the supporting structure. Each side element has a preferably preinstalled, vertically movable supporting element on the inside facing the inner body, and the supporting elements have the fastening points for the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Bruestle, Helmut Hollenstein
  • Patent number: 8570722
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case and a power supply arranged in the case. The power supply includes a first power port to connect to a power line for supplying power to the electronic device. The electronic device further includes an extension cord to connect to the first power port through a plug; the extension cord includes a second power port to connect to the power line. When the plug is connected with the first power port, the power line is connected to the second power port to supply power to the electronic device through the second power port, the extension cord, the first power port, and the power supply; when the plug is disconnected from the first power port, the power line is connected to the first power port to supply power to the electronic device through the first power port and the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8485480
    Abstract: A cabinet leveling device has a first channel for receiving a first cabinet sidewall, a second channel for receiving a second cabinet sidewall, an intermediate section connecting said first and second channel, and an adjustable threaded member received through said intermediate section for providing leveling adjustability to said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bove
  • Patent number: 8424983
    Abstract: A storage VBS with opposing side walls, a top, a bottom, a back with an open or openable front, houses moveable upper and lower adjustable shelving boxes. The shelving boxes are moveably motorized and controlled sequentially. An upper shelf is made accessible by driving an upper shelving box out of the VBS and then adjusting the shelf height for storage or retrieval of an item. The upper shelving box must be returned to the VBS prior to operating the lower shelving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Strauss, Elisa Strauss
  • Patent number: 8418814
    Abstract: A lifting system for raising and lowering objects to and from a storage or holding area, having a support and drive assembly which raises and lowers a platform assembly having an lifting platform for holding objects and preferably a closure platform for closing an opening of a ceiling portal through which the object is raised and lowered on the platform assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Byers
  • Publication number: 20130088131
    Abstract: Wall-mounted cabinet comprising a body (1) on each side of which is arranged a linear actuator (4). The linear actuator comprises a spindle (6) with a spindle nut, where the spindle is driven by a reversible electric motor via a transmission. The spindle nut is attached directly or indirectly to the side of the body (1), such that the body is lowered or raised in dependency of the direction of the revolution of the motor. The construction has the advantage that the internal of the body is completely clean for mechanical parts which lowers and raises the body. Moreover, the actuators only take up minimum space on the outer side of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Christoph Messing, Torben Basse
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8342619
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator including a height-adjustable receiving apparatus in which a rotation gear is vertically moved along a fixed shaft disposed on a mounting member when the rotation gear disposed on a receiving member is rotated, and the receiving member is adjustable in vertical height. The height-adjustable receiving apparatus includes a receiving member in which foods are received, a mounting member on which the receiving member is vertically movably mounted, a fixed shaft longitudinally disposed on the mounting member, a rotation gear disposed on the receiving member, an operation member disposed on the receiving member, and a transmission member disposed on the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woon Kyu Seo, Jung Yeon Hwang, Han Jin Jung, Hyeon Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20120243183
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly for holding electronic instruments comprising a mounting rail defining a channel therein, the mounting rail defining a plurality of spaced apertures and center cutouts and a chassis coupler mounted to mounting rail. A housing is mounted to the chassis coupler and an exterior housing cover is mounted to the housing. The mounting rail is covered by a rail cover panel having wiring raceways and an access cover panel is mounted at the base of the rail cover panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuna Tanaka, Jeffrey Kapec, Yukiko Naoi
  • Publication number: 20120218701
    Abstract: Computer workstation includes a mounting bracket for attachment to a wall, and a cabinet connected to the mounting bracket. A track, attached to the cabinet, is engaged with the mounting bracket to vertically guide the cabinet. A non-contacting sensor detects a computer operator. An input device tray is rotatably connected to the cabinet, and has i) an operating position that holds computer input device(s) in an input position and ii) a stowed position substantially preventing access. First electromagnet selectively retains the tray in the stowed position. Second electromagnet selectively retains the tray in the operating position. An electronic lock control panel accepts authentication input from the operator. An electronic lock control module, in a lockable compartment of the cabinet, is connected to the lock control panel and the sensor. The lock control module separately controls electric current flow through the electromagnets in response to authentication by the lock control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Rendell Thomas
  • Patent number: 8226033
    Abstract: A frame element (10) for use in an aircraft component installation system (46) is attachable to an aircraft structure (36) and comprises a storage bin fastening device which is designed to fasten a storage bin (26) at various positions on the frame element (10). A storage bin (26) for use in an aircraft comprises a complementary device to the storage bin fastening device of the frame element (10), in order to fasten the storage bin (26) at various positions on the frame element (10). In a method for the installation of a storage bin (26) in an aircraft a frame element (10) is provided. A storage bin (26) is fastened in a desired position on the frame element (10). The frame element (10) is attached to an aircraft structure (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutchland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Koefinger, Joachim Metzger, Michael Auburger
  • Patent number: 8157108
    Abstract: A motorized pull-out, drop-down, closet storage shelf system is herein disclosed. The shelf system provides a track system and a series of roller slides which propel a shelf forward and downward from its conventional stowed position to a lowered position by simply pressing a button. The access position allows comfortable access for someone sitting in a wheelchair, for a child, or for someone unable to reach the shelf without assistance. The shelf system is capable of transporting heavy loads of up to fifty (50) pounds. When shelf access is complete, the motorized mechanism returns the shelf to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Waldrop
  • Patent number: 8128182
    Abstract: A wall track system is provided with overhead storage cabinets or other furniture components to accommodate mounting of the furniture components in multiple configurations in a minimum of space. This system includes wall tracks which have two opposite side faces with two different slot patterns that accommodate two different mounting orientations for the furniture components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason DeWeerd
  • Publication number: 20110298346
    Abstract: A sliding storage system includes a vertical rod having upper and lower ends. Brackets attach the upper and lower ends of the rod to a wall to fix the rod in a vertical orientation. A storage device in the form of a rigid cabinet slidably is mounted on the rod for free sliding movements between (i) the lower end of the rod for positioning the storage device in a lower position to provide access to a user and allow the user to place an object on or remove an object from the cabinet and (ii) the upper end for positioning the storage device in a storage position generally above the living space of the user. A locking member in the form of a clutch plate cooperates with the cabinet and the vertical rod, the clutch plate being movable between a locking position for locking the cabinet against vertical movements along said rod and a releasing position enabling the cabinet to selectively and freely move vertically upwardly and downwardly along the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Stone
  • Patent number: 8069598
    Abstract: An adjustable display board system comprises a display board, first and second grippers, first and second racks, and a handle. The first and second grippers are coupled to the display and include a plurality of teeth. The first and second racks are mounted to a rigid structure and include a plurality of teeth generally greater than the number of teeth of the first and second grippers. The teeth of the first and second grippers mesh with the teeth of the first and second racks to maintain the vertical position of the display board. The handle is pushed to disengage the grippers from the racks and allow vertical motion of the display board. The adjustable display board system also comprises a display board, a linear actuator unit, and one or more pivot arms. The linear actuator unit includes a movable actuator rod and is coupled to the one or more pivot arms, which in turn is coupled to the display board. Motion of the actuator rod is converted to raising and lowering of the display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Jorge Garcia, Sam Minnich
  • Patent number: 8052230
    Abstract: A lifting system for lifting a floor mounted cabinet from a stored position located on a floor to a raised position where a centerline of the cabinet would be between 38-40 inches above the floor and approximately eye level to a person seated in a wheelchair. A pneumatic power source and a low voltage electric power system coupled with inner and outer frames enables movement of the cabinet between the stored and raised positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Antony Vicek
  • Publication number: 20110254705
    Abstract: An electrically activated latch for aircraft stowage bins includes an overhead stowage bin module having a stationary support structure and a movable stowage bin portion. An electrically operated stowage bin latch mechanism latches the movable stowage bin portion in a closed position and unlatches the movable stowage bin portion to an open position. An electrically operated stowage bin activation switch operates the stowage bin latch mechanism, allowing the aircraft stowage bins to be locked by independently controlling the overhead stowage bins through the aircraft cabin management system, or by control of the latch by the stowage bin activation switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: BE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Frank E. HASHBERGER, Clarence IVESTER
  • Publication number: 20110221317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supporting structure for a furniture body which is to be installed on a wall and comprises an outer body and an inner body that can be lowered, comprising two side elements to be installed on the wall at a distance from each other and at least one cross member detachably connecting the side elements to each other, wherein the supporting structure comprises separate fastening points for independently installing the outer body and the inner body on the supporting structure, wherein each side element has a preferably preinstalled, vertically movable supporting element on the inside facing the inner body, wherein the supporting elements comprise the fastening points for the inner body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Klaus Bruestle, Helmut Hollenstein
  • Patent number: 7922269
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly is disclosed. The cabinet assembly includes a scissors lift mountable to a utility pole and including a plurality of linkages. The scissors lift is moveable between extended and retracted positions. The scissors lift includes a drive mechanism interfaced with the linkages and configured to move the scissors lift between the extended and retracted positions. The cabinet assembly further includes a cabinet mounted to the scissors lift and moveable between raised and lowered positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Matthew Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith
  • Patent number: 7770986
    Abstract: A pivot assembly that can be inserted into kitchen cabinets to utilize otherwise unused and unreachable overhead spaces over kitchen wall cabinets. The pivot assembly has a pair of pivot arms pivotally connected to opposite sides of a frame, the frame slidably attached within a cabinet. A drawer is connected to the pivot assembly between the pivot arms. The drawer slides out of the cabinet on a pair of drawer slides and rotates down and out 180 degrees on the pivot arms, from an up position to a down position, wherein the drawer remains stable even as the pivot arms pass through a middle position. The pivot arms form a primary and secondary parallelogram shape during operation, the secondary parallelogram supporting the primary parallelogram at its weakest point in the middle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Vaidotas Joseph Simaitis
  • Patent number: 7736711
    Abstract: The device prevents the loss of articles otherwise susceptible to falling behind furniture, appliances, fixtures or equipment or other large objects placed next to a wall which are not easy to move or reach under such as, but not exclusively, couches, wardrobes, desks, washers, dryers, refrigerators, filing cabinets and dressers. The compressible and flexible device is fitted from above into the crevice between the furniture and the wall. It is held in place by friction created by the pressure caused by the deformation of the device between the furniture and wall. The device, when flexed or compressed, creates a u-shaped channel which catches valuables such as jewelry, makeup, currency, papers, office supplies or other items which are left on top of furniture and which without such invention, may otherwise fall behind the furniture where it would be difficult or impossible to retrieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Howard A. Dobelle
  • Publication number: 20100007253
    Abstract: A drawer based storage system is disclosed. It comprises a drawer adapted to be supported on a support frame having sides and, preferably, a front. The drawer is supported for pivotal movement between a closed, generally horizontal position and an open, non-horizontal position and, further, for sliding movement, only when the drawer is in the open position, between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Ryerson