Knockdown Or Setup Type Patents (Class 312/257.1)
  • Patent number: 10165854
    Abstract: A modular cabinet assembly has at least a first sub-cabinet and a second sub-cabinet. Each sub-cabinet includes a back board having at least two separate back board pieces that are pivotably connected to each other, a left side board pivotably connected to one of the at least two back board pieces, and a right side board pivotably connected to another of the at least two back board pieces. At least one shelf board having opposite ends is removably connected to the left side board and the right side board of either the first sub-cabinet or the second sub-cabinet. A first end board is connected to either an upper end of the first sub-cabinet or a lower end of the second sub-cabinet. A first connector removably connects the left side boards of the first and second sub-cabinets, and a second connector removably connects the right side boards of the first and second sub-cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seville Classics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M Lim, Yi Min Li
  • Patent number: 10006241
    Abstract: A panel set system and storage system is provided having faces which can be easily interchanged, creating a new look for the furniture and even the whole rooms The new decor is easily accomplished at reasonable prices the average homeowner can afford.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Moshe Tusk
  • Patent number: 9890978
    Abstract: A renewal method of an air-conditioning unit for vehicle in which an air-conditioning unit using a former refrigerant disposed in a frame mounted on a vehicle is renewed to an air-conditioning unit using an alternative refrigerant, the renewal method including a removal step of: a removing the existing air-conditioning unit from the frame; an assembly step of disposing the new air-conditioning unit, which is configured so as to be capable of fitting in the frame, in the frame; and a filling step of filling the alternative refrigerant into the new air-conditioning unit. The circulating amount of refrigerant in the new air-conditioning unit is increased so as to be larger than that in the previous air-conditioning unit, and the heat exchange capacity per unit volume of each of the indoor heat exchanger and the outdoor heat exchanger is made larger than that before the renewal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Urakawa, Shiro Takatani
  • Patent number: 9888770
    Abstract: A shelf assembly includes four vertical posts each having vertically spaced first engaging holes and vertically spaced second engaging holes. Each of two horizontal beams includes a first board. Each end of each horizontal beam includes a third engaging groove and a first buckle having a first coupling groove. Each of two connecting beams includes a second board. Each end of the second board includes a second buckle having a second coupling groove. A support board is mounted on top of the horizontal beams and the connecting beams. Each first buckle engages one of the first engaging holes. Each second buckle extends through one of the third engaging holes and one of the second engaging holes. Each first coupling groove engages a bottom edge of one of the first engaging holes. Each second coupling groove securely receives a corresponding connecting wall and the first board of a corresponding horizontal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Affinity Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 9709207
    Abstract: A chassis assembly structure includes a surrounding plate assembly, first abutting elements, second abutting elements and a third board. The first and second boards are coupled to form the surrounding plate assembly. Each first abutting element has a slider and a first stop plate extended from the first (or second) board, and each second abutting element has first and second convex plates extended from the second (or first) board. Each first convex plate has a first positioning groove at an end and a second stop plate at the other end. Each second convex plate has a second positioning groove, and both ends of each slider are slidably coupled to and limited in each of the first and second positioning grooves, and each first stop plate is stopped and limited by each second stop plate, and the third board covers a side of the surrounding plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Fu Huang, An-Hsiu Lee, Tsai-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 9514599
    Abstract: Gaming machines, gaming systems, module systems for providing gaming machines, and methods for assembling modular gaming machines are disclosed. A module system is disclosed for providing gaming machines for conducting wagering games. The module system includes first and second display modules each with distinct dimensions and a respective display device operable to display randomly selected outcomes of a wagering game. The module system also includes first and second sets of outer fascia elements, and a core module with a housing that attaches to and supports the display modules, one at a time. Mounting the first display module and first set of fascia elements onto the core housing provides one distinct gaming machine configuration with a distinct appearance and footprint, whereas mounting the second display module and second set of fascia elements onto the core housing provides another distinct gaming machine configuration with a distinct appearance and/or footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lesley, Christian L. Castro, Robert J. Glenn, II, Larry J. Pacey, Walter E. Smolucha, Christopher W. Chudek
  • Patent number: 9359707
    Abstract: An appliance control panel assembly is provided including an upper fascia part and an angled lower base part. The control panel assembly may attach to the top surface of an appliance, such as a laundry machine, and may be removable. The upper fascia part may be configured to be slidably engaged to the angled lower base part and releasably connected to the angled lower base part by one or more flexible hooks and hook seats. The flexible hooks may be located on either the upper fascia part or the angled lower base part. The control panel assembly may also include disassembly holes through which an instrument can be inserted to deform the hooks and disconnect the upper fascia part from the angled lower base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Alberto Bas
  • Patent number: 9332865
    Abstract: A modular display unit can be configured as a counter top display unit or a floor stand display unit. The display unit includes a first tray and a second tray disposed over and spaced apart from the first tray. Vertical support members are disposed between the first and second trays and include side panels and rear panels hingedly coupled to the side panels. The vertical support members also include lower tabs engaging associated receiving slots of the first tray and upper tabs engaging associated receiving slots of the second tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: New Dimensions Research Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy L. Mason
  • Patent number: 9301408
    Abstract: An equipment cabinet having a corrugation in the side panels is disclosed. The panels are affixed to a base by bolting or welding so as to be disposed opposite each other. Holes are provided in opposing surfaces the so that cross members may be secured in a position between the opposing side panels of the cabinet to form a support structure for equipment, such as batteries. Equipment may also be attached using mounting brackets. An equipment retaining bracket includes a retaining cross member, an L-shaped bracket and a bolt to joint the retaining cross member and the L-shaped bracket so as to secure the battery in two dimensions. Retaining brackets may be provided at the front and the rear surfaces of the equipment and, in cooperation with the cross members, retain the equipment in the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: C & C POWER, INC.
    Inventors: N. William Conrardy, Christopher D. Heinz, Michael T. Osko, William Fechalos
  • Patent number: 9226420
    Abstract: Telecommunications enclosures are described in this document. In one aspect, a telecommunications enclosure includes side panels having seals and an enclosure top connected, independent of a frame, to top ends of the side panels. The enclosure top has an enclosure top outer end that extends between the side panels and includes a seal. An interior panel is connected, independent of a frame, to side panels and has an interior panel outer end that extends between the side panels. The interior panel is separated from the enclosure top by a first distance and separated by a second distance from bottom ends of the side panels. A removable door is formed to engage the seals when the removable door is secured to the frameless telecommunications enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Adtran Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Lee Harris, Paul S. Wein, Jr., Jon Michael Chalmers
  • Patent number: 9104373
    Abstract: A computer tablet storage system. The system may have one or many main docks and one or many tablet holders. A computer tablet is retained within each tablet holder, and the tablet holder is insertable into and removable from an associated main dock. While inside the main dock, the computer tablet is protected against damage and unauthorized use. The main dock includes a door aperture and a tablet tray assembly movable toward and away from the bay door aperture and within the dock housing. The tablet holder (with tablet therein) is releasably engageable with the tray assembly. In the system, the tablet tray assembly is movable between a forward position in which a tablet is extended through the bay door for use, and a tray back position in which the tablet is retracted completely within the dock housing interior. A master control may regulate operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NOVA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Lechman, Stephen M Oshgan, Paresh Shroff, Jason R Gebhardt, Patrick J McVey, Cornelio M Varilla
  • Patent number: 9078369
    Abstract: A fastening device includes: a screw member that is penetrated through the attachment holes; and a fastening member holding portion, wherein the fastening member holding portion includes: a first surface engagement portion that is located at a first surface side of the plurality of members overlapping each other, and that is engaged with the first surface; an extension portion that extends from the first surface engagement portion to a second surface side as a rear side of the first surface; a second surface engagement portion that is located at the second surface side, and that is engaged with the second surface; and a screw portion that moves the second surface engagement portion to the first surface engagement portion side in response to rotation of the screw member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Fuminobu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9039106
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a modular furniture system in which a flat-foldable or easily assembled and disassembled rigid base structure composed of rectangular-cross-sectioned pieces each with specific dimensions serves variously, once assembled, as the supporting framework for a flat-foldable chair seat-and-backrest module, which configured together with the base structure serves as either an upright dining chair with armrests or as a lower and more reclined lounge chair with armrests, or alternatively as configured for supporting the connectable or foldable components of a flat planar surface module to be used for dining or to serve as a desktop, or alternatively as configured for supporting a storage cabinet module with drawers or doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Riley
  • Patent number: 9028016
    Abstract: A collapsible closet assembly has a pair of generally vertical rigid walls, and a plurality of generally flexible panels extending between the pair of rigid walls. A plurality of supports pivotally connect between the pair of vertical rigid walls and attach to the plurality of generally flexible panels, for movement of the plurality of supports, the pair of vertical walls, and the plurality of generally flexible panels between a collapsed position for storage and an expanded position for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Household Essentials, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Glenn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9022414
    Abstract: A portable, collapsible vending cart which can be used to vend disparate items in a variety of environments. The cart is adaptable to accommodate vendors of a wide variety of products, and provides an apparatus which is in compliance with most state regulations for vending carts. The cart is adapted to fit within the “security space” of a storefront, the space between a pull down security gate and the display window/entry point of the storefront. A locking mechanism extending from the vending cart is designed for secure locking engagement within the security space using infrastructure associated with the standard security gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Christian R. Bell
  • Publication number: 20150091423
    Abstract: A carrying device and a self-lock structure thereof are provided, which are adapted for a server to bear a human-computer interface device. The carrying device includes a carrying-component and a receiving cage. The self-lock structure consists of a cantilever fixed on the carrying component and an interference portion formed on the receiving cage. A structural interference is generated between a protruding portion formed on the cantilever and a lock slot formed in the interference portion while the carrying-component being inserted to the receiving cage. The cantilever may generate a corresponding elastic force to serve as power resource for self-locking, thereby the functions of self-locking and overload protection are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: ZHAO-PING FU, CHONG-XING ZHU
  • Publication number: 20150079895
    Abstract: A louver system for controlling airflow in a duct from a forced air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system with a housing and a louver located on a mounting fascia. The system having a longitudinal slat located in the perimeter wall that is movable between the fully open position and the fully closed position via a slat positioning assembly. The slat positioning assembly is powered by a mainspring assembly. A winding assembly is operatively coupled to the mainspring assembly which is wound by a motor or a hand crank. A local control system having a microprocessor, a transmitter, and a receiver sends a positioning signal to the slat positioning assembly that rotates the slat to a specified position via power from the mainspring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel P. CASEY
  • Patent number: 8955927
    Abstract: An equipment rail and bracket assembly is provided. The equipment rail and bracket assembly includes an equipment rail and a bracket. The equipment rail is mounted to the bracket. The equipment rail includes a relief cut-out and a flexible tongue formed by the relief cut-out. The flexible tongue includes a bracket mounting opening for mounting the equipment rail to the bracket. The flexible tongue rotates relative to the equipment rail when the bracket is mounted to a cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Fritz, Bruce R. Appino, Samuel J. Adducci
  • Patent number: 8950835
    Abstract: A method designed to replace a compromised instrument case with a new case without the need to disconnect any wire, relay or any other electric equipment is described herein. The instrument panel is supported for example by a temporary support frame during the dismantling of the old case and the assembly of the new case. The new case is therefore assembled on site around the instrument panel. The new instrument case includes a floor which is made of at least two parts, one on each side of the wiring. The instrument case therefore remains in a normal working mode during the entire replacement procedure thus preventing downtime. As well, the amount of manpower required for the replacement of an instrument case is drastically reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: S & C Rail Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Pellin
  • Publication number: 20140354128
    Abstract: A shipping container includes a first wall assembly and a first shelf support member secured to the first wall assembly. The first shelf support member includes a first shelf bearing portion. A second shelf support member is secured to the first wall assembly, and is separate from and spaced apart from the first shelf support member. The second shelf support member includes a second shelf bearing portion. A first slot is defined adjacent to the first shelf bearing portion on the first shelf support. A second slot is defined adjacent to the second shelf bearing portion on the second shelf support. A shelf member includes a first tab and a second tab, the first tab being fixed within the first slot and the second tab being fixed within the second slot. A portion of the shelf member spans a distance between the first and second shelf support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Keith S. Tabor
  • Publication number: 20140333188
    Abstract: A cabinet for the storage of files, books or papers comprising a floor panel, a vertically-arranged back panel fixed to the rear edge of said floor panel, vertically-arranged side panels fixed to the side edges of both said floor and back panels, a plurality of divider panels fixed to said floor and back panels and positioned parallel to and intermediate of said side panels, and a roof panel fixed to said side panels, said divider panels and said back panel; locating and releasable fixing means being provided along each panel edge abutting another panel; zones of said side and divider panels being provided with ribbing to stiffen them; the lower surfaces of said floor panel and upper surfaces of said roof panel being made with complementary shapings which cooperate to provide a locating function when multiple said cabinets are in stacked arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Harold
  • Publication number: 20140300261
    Abstract: A method of using uniform interlocking shelves and supports to install a customizable storage system inside the confines of a standard locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: LOCKER LOGIC, LLC
    Inventors: Philip W. Lippincott, Jon Cameron, Kevin Lippincott, Ryan Burk
  • Patent number: 8851585
    Abstract: A tool cabinet structure has four columns standing on four corners of a platform. The top of each of the columns has a covering part and a support part. A cover board rests on four support parts at the tops of the four columns and is restricted by four covering parts. Two sideboards and one backboard are fixed to the sides of the platform to form an accommodating space. Several drawers are inserted into the accommodating space in a sliding way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ting-Yu Chang
  • Publication number: 20140265777
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a self-expanding, collapsible mechanism (e.g., for expanding an outer substrate or substrates of a display unit) and a display unit comprising at least one self-expanding, collapsible mechanism are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a self-expanding mechanism is load-bearing. In one embodiment, a display unit may be configured to have at least one load-bearing surface (e.g., supported by one or more load-bearing inserts).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KFR Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fischer, Fredrik Karlehag
  • Patent number: 8827385
    Abstract: A metal cabinet includes a side wall and a support member extending from the side wall. The support member includes a first leg extending at least substantially normal to the side wall and the second leg extending from the first leg spaced from and at least substantially parallel to the side wall. The second leg includes a protrusion to provide a friction fit between a selectively removable shelf and the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Fabricating Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. James, Bernard J. Golias, Jr., Robert J. Golias
  • Patent number: 8820862
    Abstract: A storage unit that may be used in place of an attendant seat, fits into the approximate space of the attendant seat and may employ the same attachment system for securing the storage unit. The storage unit comprises an enclosure having a door and a mounting bracket. The storage unit has a profile that may be configured to match that of a floor-mounted attendant seat, wherein the storage unit may be used to replace the floor-mounted attendant seat. The enclosure may be formed having a resilient structure that forms a compartment, a front wall enclosing the area of the compartment, at least one vertical rail, a top cap. The storage unit further comprises a mounting bracket and a plurality of fasteners for attaching the storage unit to a support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Harold Glenn Erickson, Tina Marie Lanfear
  • Patent number: 8814286
    Abstract: A cold storage unit includes a side access storage rack for holding storage boxes. The storage rack includes a housing with a top wall, a bottom wall, and a rear side wall extending between the top and bottom walls to define a storage space. The storage rack also includes a plurality of vertical dividers extending from the rear side wall and a horizontal shelf configured to be engaged with the plurality of vertical dividers to split the storage space into a grid of box receptacles for the storage boxes. The horizontal shelf includes an angled front portion that is bent and is configured to frictionally engage divider slots in the vertical dividers to thereby hold the horizontal shelf in position with respect to the housing. This frictional engagement simplifies manufacturing and improves the functionality of the storage rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC
    Inventors: Dennis D. Ward, John P. Hutchinson, Brian E. Schott
  • Patent number: 8757740
    Abstract: A dish washing machine includes a tub, which is open at the front and at the bottom, is at least partially made of non-rusting metal and which has walls, a separate housing, and a mounting floor at least partially made of plastic. The tub is placed on the mounting floor to form a washing compartment, and the washing compartment wall is formed from the mounting floor. According to the invention, the visible surface inside the washing compartment of the washing compartment wall formed by the mounting floor has, at least in part, a different appearance than that of the plastic of the remaining mounting floor. The different appearance is obtained by an insert made of stainless steel on the mounting floor. A stainless steel surface that, to the user, appears highly effective can thus be obtained in the entire interior of the washing container even in the case of a platform for a dish washing machine having a tub made of stainless steel that is placed on a plastic mounting floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Bühlmeyer, Werner Haltmayer, Cengiz Kücük, Michael Georg Rosenbauer, Bernd Schessl, Manfred Seeβle
  • Publication number: 20140167581
    Abstract: A shelf component including a generally flat, planar base and a pair of side panels, each side panel being coupled to the base on opposite sides thereof. Each side panel is pivotally coupled to said base such that each side panel is positionable generally on a first side of the base. Each side panel has an opening configured to receive a mounting hook therethrough. The shelf component further includes a pair of extension hooks coupled to at least one of the side panels or the base. Each extension hook is positionable on a second side of the base that is opposite the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Tom J. Africa, Scott M. Cline, Ross C. Worden
  • Patent number: 8721010
    Abstract: An equipment cabinet having a corrugation in the side panels is disclosed. The panels are affixed to a base by bolting or welding so as to be disposed opposite each other. Holes are provided in opposing surfaces the so that cross members may be secured in a position between the opposing side panels of the cabinet to form a support structure for equipment, such as batteries. Equipment may also be attached using mounting brackets. An equipment retaining bracket includes a retaining cross member, an L-shaped bracket and a bolt to joint the retaining cross member and the L-shaped bracket so as to secure the battery in two dimensions. Retaining brackets may be provided at the front and the rear surfaces of the equipment and, in cooperation with the cross members, retain the equipment in the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: C&C Power, Inc
    Inventors: N. William Conrardy, Christopher D. Heinz, Michael T. Osko, William Fechalos
  • Publication number: 20140111073
    Abstract: A closet insert structured to fit in a closet enclosure in its entirety—includes at least one insert module including back, top and floor panels, and two end panels. Mounting structure is provided on at least one of the panels to which a coupling device is mountable for coupling another insert module to the at least one insert module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Steven C. Kunis
  • Patent number: 8667911
    Abstract: A modular furniture system having planar vertical components having slots and/or tabs, and planar horizontal components having slots and/or tabs, wherein the vertical components and the horizontal components releasably and interlockingly mate with each other to form a plurality of different pieces of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Carl Brock Brandenberg
  • Publication number: 20140048176
    Abstract: A method of adjoining a pair of workpieces together comprising forming a mortise on one of such workpieces and a tenon in the other workpiece wherein one of the mortise and tenon is provided with diverging surfaces along the length thereof, inserting the tenon into the mortise and displacing one of such workpieces relative to the other of the workpieces along a line of travel parallel to the length to the mortise to cause the diverging surfaces of one of the mortise and tenon to engage the surfaces of the other of the mortise and tenon thereby positioning the workpieces relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth J. SUSNJARA
  • Patent number: 8628158
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an adjustable transparent vertical wall in an aisle containment system. The adjustable transparent vertical wall includes a fixed lower panel and a movable upper panel. The movable upper panel is adjustable to the required ceiling height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Jack E. Caveney
  • Patent number: 8616661
    Abstract: An enclosure, in accordance with an embodiment of the invention, comprises a plurality of peripheral frame members, a plurality of corner frame members, a plurality of corner members, a plurality of primary surface sheets, and a plurality of secondary surface sheets. In preferred embodiments, the components of the enclosure are joined together in a manner that inhibits liquids from accessing the junctions between the components. In this manner, the interior of the enclosure can be shielded from various weather and other conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Trystar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Matthew Takata, James Jerome Koberg, Brian Allen Amacher, Jason Robert DeMars, Christopher Alan Dahl
  • Patent number: 8570757
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady
  • Patent number: 8528979
    Abstract: Several variations of a tool-less, reversible joint having two tension fingers and at least one shear finger are described. Applications of the joint include items of flat-pack-style furniture such as chairs, tables and bookshelves. The joints can be formed in a sheet material such as plywood or medium-density fiberboard (“MDF”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Philip M. College
  • Publication number: 20130229754
    Abstract: A cabinet includes two opposite horizontal brackets and a resilient plate. Each bracket includes a stop plate and a supporting plate. A through hole is defined in one of the stop plates adjacent to a front end of the stop plate. A first end of the resilient plate is mounted to an outer surface of said one of the stop plates adjacent to the through hole. A latching pole protrudes from an inner surface of the resilient plate. A distal end of the latching pole extends through the through hole and forms two slanted surfaces at front and rear sides of the distal end. When a server supported on the supporting plates is slid forwards to depart from the cabinet, the distal end of the latching pole engages in a latching hole of the server, to remind a user that the server will separate from the brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISIN INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MING-YU LIU, AN-GANG LIANG
  • Patent number: 8477509
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin, Edgar Glenn Hassler, Kip R. Piel, Tim A. Kenworthy, Paul A. Uglum, Michael E. Fye, Philip M. Scott
  • Patent number: 8430254
    Abstract: A closet insert structured to fit in a closet enclosure in its entirety—includes at least one insert module including back, top and floor panels, and two end panels. Mounting structure is provided on at least one of the panels to which a coupling device is mountable for coupling another insert module to the at least one insert module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Steven C. Kunis
  • Patent number: 8382217
    Abstract: A kitchen unit arrangement (10) having three or more storage units (12, 14, 16), the arrangement comprising first and second end walls (22) and at least two internal walls (20), the first end wall and a first said internal wall together defining a first said storage unit (12), the second end wall and a second said internal wall together defining a second said storage unit (14); wherein two of said internal walls (20) are connected by a substantially horizontal shelf (26) to define a third storage unit (16). A method of assembling such a kitchen unit apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Moores Furniture Group Limited
    Inventors: James William Craig, Stuart Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20130002111
    Abstract: A detachable combining device for covering an electronic module is disclosed in the present invention. The detachable combining device includes a first casing having an engaging portion, a second casing, a buckling component pivotably disposed on the second casing, and a latch slidably disposed on the second casing. The buckling component buckles the engaging portion of the first casing, so as to constrain movement between the first casing and the second casing. The latch is for sliding relative to the second casing along a first direction to move the buckling component, so that the buckling component pivots relative to the second casing for disassembling from the engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Shih-Ing Liu, Kuang-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20120326584
    Abstract: A cover for a fluid-containing reservoir. The cover comprises a front surface defining a plurality of adjustable openings to access one or more of a control and an outlet of the reservoir, wherein the front surface comprises a plurality of slats, and wherein a position of the slats is adjustable to relocate or resize the plurality of adjustable openings for alignment of the openings with the one or more of the control and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Michael E. Johnson, Diane L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8292378
    Abstract: A washing container for a dishwashing machine simplified by attaching at least one cover piece with sidepieces connected at angles to a base frame. The washing container can be assembled in a simpler, less expensive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Rosenbauer, Helmut Jerg, Bernd Schessl, Ernst Stickel
  • Patent number: 8182897
    Abstract: A fifteen (15) folding section material having a column shaped framework with mounting holes. The framework further comprises intersecting surfaces which form a closed symmetric figure with opening holes. Two pairs of symmetrical planks of the framework are fitted with mounting holes distributed evenly in a longitudinal direction. The fifteenth and final fold forms three (3) layers. The fifteen (15) folding section framework allows a cabinet fitted with doors opening at four sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Suizhang Shen
  • Patent number: 8169777
    Abstract: A modular computer includes a main board unit, a power supply unit, a CPU, a graphic/display unit, a data reading/writing unit and a plurality of fasteners. Each of the units is formed into a rectangular six-face-boxed modular. A connector is provided on one of the faces of the units. The units are stacked in vertical direction or arranged in horizontal direction. The units are fixed together by the fasteners. The connectors provide electrical connection among the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Fu-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 8147009
    Abstract: The present invention is a component system for constructing the framework for cabinets of the type that are employed when building an outdoor kitchen. The components system consists of specially designed brackets used in conjunction with lightweight concrete side panels to construct the forms for the cabinets. The brackets have channels that attach to the corner edges of the concrete side panels and hold the side panels in place so that the top edges of the panels are accessible for attachment of back splashes and back bars. Brackets with more than one channel have support rods connecting their channels and holding them in spaced apart arrangement. Once the forms are constructed, their exterior surfaces can be finished in a variety of ways. The counter tops, wiring, plumbing, appliances and doors for the cabinets can then be installed to complete the cabinets and kitchen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: H. Joe Rider
  • Patent number: 8123311
    Abstract: A portable display system includes a display unit and a carrying case. The display unit includes a base, a plurality of posts, a top, a plurality of base fasteners, a plurality of post fasteners, a front panel, side panels and rear panels. The base has a top, a bottom, a rear, sides extending outwardly from the rear, a curved front opposite the rear, a plurality of passageways formed therein, and door receiving recesses formed in the top and extending laterally adjacent the rear. The plurality of posts engage the base to extend upwardly therefrom. The top engages the plurality of posts and preferably has a top, a bottom, a rear, sides extending outwardly from the rear, a curved front, a plurality of passageways formed therein, and door receiving recesses formed in the bottom and extending laterally adjacent the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8042890
    Abstract: A cabinet comprises a plurality of selected cabinet-defining components wherein components defining said cabinet integrally define at least one respective cooperating part of at least one coupling element, said components all secured respectively together exclusively by said respective cooperating parts and the coupling elements formed by said respective cooperating parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Collins, David J. Wojtowicz, Anthony J. Troyner, Mitchell S. Liss, Thomas St. Germain
  • Patent number: RE43502
    Abstract: A telecommunications enclosure box for compactly supporting and housing components that provide communicative connection of remote multimedia equipment. The enclosure box includes a base, a front door, pairs of first and second mounting brackets, and pluralities of first and second securing elements. The pairs of first mounting brackets and second mounting brackets are adapted to support various components on the base for communicative connection of remote multimedia equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert C. Baxter, William G. Sobieski, Dale D. Martin, Steven O. Fournier