Adjacent Walls Rigidly Interlocked Patents (Class 312/263)
  • Patent number: 10342343
    Abstract: A drawer panel adjusting device includes a fixed member, a first movable member, a first adjusting member, a second movable member, and a second adjusting member. The first adjusting member is located between the fixed member and the first movable member. A spiral block on the first adjusting member extends through a gap between two limiting blocks on the fixed member. The second movable member is mounted in an assembling groove of the first movable member. The second movable member includes a second adjusting hole and a guiding block located in the second adjusting hole. The second adjusting member includes an outer periphery having a spiral guiding groove. The second adjusting member extends through the second adjusting hole and is restrained in the assembling groove. The guiding block is engaged in the spiral guiding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Xingpeng Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Peng Su
  • Patent number: 10138586
    Abstract: A fabric treating apparatus includes a casing that includes a treating chamber and a machinery room that is located below the treating chamber. The fabric treating apparatus further includes a base that is located at a bottom of the machinery room. The fabric treating apparatus further includes a heat pump module that is configured to condition air supplied to the treating chamber. The fabric treating apparatus further includes at least one supporter that is configured to support the heat pump module and that defines a space between the base and the heat pump module. The fabric treating apparatus further includes a steam generating module that is located in the space and that is configured to generate steam and supply steam to the treating chamber. The fabric treating apparatus further includes a controller that is configured to control at least one of the heat pump module or the steam generating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Ahn, Youngjin Doh, Sunyong Kim
  • Patent number: 10113571
    Abstract: A cabinet includes a plurality of cabinet panels coupled together to form a cabinet. At least two adjoining panels are joined together by a rail lock and cleat tab joining structure which includes a flange strip extending from an adjoining side edge of each of the at least two adjoining panels. A rail lock and cleat tab joining structure includes a rail lock having a plurality of taper locks. Each cleat tab of a first panel is substantially aligned with each cleat tab of a second panel to form a pair of aligned cleat tabs. The pair of aligned cleat tabs is captured together by an interference fit with tapered edges of each corresponding taper lock to form a seam joining the first panel to the second panel. A gun cabinet, a safety shelter or safe room, and a method for joining two adjacent panels is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Kubiniec, Frank Girardi
  • Patent number: 10094404
    Abstract: A hardware system for assembly to form an item, such as an item of furniture. The system includes a tension adjustment device, such as a turnbuckle, which may be threadably engaged with two rods, inserted into two rod inserts located on each of the turnbuckle's two opposite sides. The rods may pass through a series of alternating base material components and spacers therebewteen to form an item's body, the turnbuckle being located, for example, in or near the middle of the two series. The ends of the rods opposite the turnbuckle may be threaded into inserts fixed in an end piece of base material of their respective series. The turnbuckle may be twisted or otherwise adjusted to secure or compress the system. A final assembly may have one or more such series and may give the illusion of a solid bar of hardware being passed through the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: William R. Chesser
  • Patent number: 10093381
    Abstract: A component mounting structure of a vehicle comprises a frame assembly having a recess which is recessed in a predetermined direction; an intermediate section accommodated in the recess and removably fastened to the frame assembly; and a mounting member used to mount a first adjacent component adjacent to the frame assembly to the frame assembly, and the mounting member includes a connection element connected to the intermediate section in an inner space of the recess and a support element which is continuous with the connection element and supports the first adjacent component in a state in which the connection element is exposed outside through an opening of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishii, Daisuke Saeki, Tomo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9991654
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic decoration system includes smart modular power cable (MPC) having a flexible body extending between opposed proximal and distal ends and having a plurality of spaced apart electronic ports along and perpendicular to the body, the MPC configured for powering and communicating data relative to respective ports. The system includes embedded electronics operatively coupled to the proximal end of the MPC and having a rechargeable component for energizing electronics devices electrically coupled to respective ports, a microcontroller unit, and a memory collectively positioned within the housing, the embedded electronics being configured for data interfacing with wired or wireless communication components of external electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas DePhillips
  • Patent number: 9826829
    Abstract: Modular constructions made of easily assembled and disassembled light-weight materials, where the structural parts of these constructions are made of multiwall sheets that enclose a supporting structure. The supporting structure may be a plurality of bubbles, corrugated or fluted structure that respond anisotropically to pressure applied towards a bendable surface of the two surfaces along a desired line of bending. The second surface opposite the bendable surface is textured allowing printing graphics on it that is not stretched or harmed in the bending area, thereby enabling continuous flow of graphics along the entire printing area. The line of bending may be formed thermally, mechanically or in a combination of thermal and mechanic operations. The sheets are folded upon themselves to form three-dimensional structures. These structures combine together to form modular constructions such as shelf systems, cabinets, closets, vanities and cupboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Oren Sitton
  • Patent number: 9811128
    Abstract: A structural subassembly for use in an information handling system chassis may include a first portion, a second portion, a common wall, and one or more mechanical features. The first portion may be configured to receive one or more of a first type of information handling resource. The second portion may be configured to receive one or more of a second type of information handling resource. The common wall may divide the first portion from the second portion. The one or more mechanical features may be configured to engage with one or more respective mechanical features of the information handling system chassis in order to perform at least one of guiding of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis during insertion or removal of the subassembly into or from the information handling system chassis and retention of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Dennis Marcade, Corey Dean Hartman, Darren B. Pav, Juan M. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9796094
    Abstract: A decoration system includes a plurality of decorative covers each having a cover-to-cover fastening structure and an electrical component fastening structure. Each cover-to-cover fastening structure includes a fastening assembly for releasably connecting one of the decorative covers to a contiguously adjacent decorative cover. In other words, the decorative covers may be arranged horizontally and vertically as desired. Each electrical component fastening structure defines at least one opening that selectively receives elements of an external electrical device into an interior compartment of a respective decorative cover. The electrical component fastening structure enables a respective decorative cover to be coupled to a traditional light string having lamps, embedded LEDs, or be coupled to an MPC and related electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas DePhillips
  • Patent number: 9750346
    Abstract: A drawer slide assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a drawer frame member, and an adjusting device. The second rail can be displaced with respect to the first rail along a longitudinal direction. The drawer frame member includes a carrier and a drawer sidewall connected to the carrier. The carrier is mounted on the second rail. The adjusting device is mounted on the drawer sidewall and is configured to adjust the drawer frame member vertically with respect to the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Fang-Cheng Su, Shih-Lung Huang, Ci-Bin Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9732781
    Abstract: A connector assembly to fasten two members. The connector assembly includes an elongate fastener with an end for insertion into one of the members and a transverse aperture having at least one countersunk surface with an apex substantially aligned coaxially with the transverse aperture. The connector assembly also includes a grub screw insertable into the other member along a transverse axis substantially at the predetermined spacing from the shaped end. The connector assembly further includes a nipple formed onto one of the grub screw, the nipple being placeable into the transverse aperture for movement down the countersunk surface towards the apex thereof. The fastener moves with respect to the other member and brings the two fastened members closer together. The connector assembly also includes a housing for positioning the grub screw into the transverse aperture of the fastener, the housing having opposing apertures to allow the fastener to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BOSETH PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Alosman Ajanovic
  • Patent number: 9554647
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device for connecting wall elements of a drawer, wherein the wall elements, in the connected state, form at least part of a wall of the drawer, and wherein the drawer wall comprises a front wall, a rear wall and/or at least one side wall. According to the invention, a plate-like connecting adapter with engagement means is provided for connecting the wall elements which are to be connected, the engagement means interacting, for connecting purposes, both with an end side of a first wall element which is to be connected and with a main side of a second wall element which is to be connected, wherein the connecting adapter, in its main direction of extent, butts against the end side and the main side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Josef Henscheid, Artur Hirtsiefer, Bernd Rodder, Jurgen Schnell, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9516987
    Abstract: An aquiferous domestic appliance has a treatment compartment and articles to be washed disposed therein are illuminated by means of a light source in such a manner that the user is not blinded by the light source and is able to judge the cleaning result even under bad lighting conditions inside the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Rosenbauer, Bernd Schessl
  • Patent number: 9402474
    Abstract: An article of furniture wherein two or more components of the article of furniture are connected by a barbed fastener that extends through bores formed in the components. Barbs project from the fasteners and engage an outer surface of the bores to prevent the fastener from backing out of the bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Chien-Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 9301613
    Abstract: A mobile seat system for positioning a user low to a ground surface and enabling the user to move about as needed. The system features a base with a plurality of caster wheels and a cushion that is removably attached to the base via a screw-like mechanism. The cushion may have a back support component to help support the user's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Melloyde Mattis
  • Patent number: 9175703
    Abstract: Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 9155384
    Abstract: A cabinet has a base and a first side wherein one of the base and the first side has a male portion and an other of the base and the first side has a female portion for mating with the male portion. The cabinet has a second side, such that the second side may be attached to the base, wherein one of the base and the second side has a male portion and an other of the base and the second side has a female portion for mating with the male portion, such that the second side may be attached to the base. The cabinet also has a back for attaching to the first side, the second side and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Builder Cabinet Group
    Inventors: Donald Joseph Deneweth, Chris Brozina, Shannon Lafferty
  • Patent number: 9149113
    Abstract: A piece of furniture (1) has a first piece (4) attached to second and third pieces (2) being perpendicular to the first piece (4) and where two opposing edges (5) of the first piece (4) are attached to one of the second and third pieces (2) each. The edges (5) of the first piece (4) are received in a groove (10) of each of the second and third pieces (2), that the first piece (1) is perpendicular to the second and third pieces (2) and that the second and third pieces (2) are placed parallel to each other. The mounting of a back of a cupboard is made in that two opposing vertical edges of the back is received in a vertical groove each at the edge of two side pieces, which two side pieces are arranged at the two opposing vertical edges of the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventor: Benny Andersson
  • Patent number: 9151060
    Abstract: A construction block 1, which can be used to build ornamental structures, wall boards, decorative coatings etc., includes a front face 2, a back face 3 and edges 4. Each edge has a projection 5 and a recess 6. The projection includes a claw 7 on both sides of the projection 5, and the recess includes a notch 8 on both sides of the recess 6. The projection matches with the recess in order to connect the construction block 1 to a similar construction block. The construction block includes also a wheel 9 that has wedges 11 for each edge 4 of the construction block. The wedge 11 locks the connection between the construction block 1 and the similar construction lock when turning the wheel 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: STRAMOS OY
    Inventors: Nabakumar Singh Khongbantabam, Aki Lempinen, Janne Manninen, Soroush Moradi, Ville Nenonen
  • Patent number: 8998356
    Abstract: A fastening device connects two wall parts of a furniture part, in particular a rear wall to a side wall of a drawer. The fastening device has at least one locking projection resilient about an imaginary spring axis on one wall part, which locking projection can be locked—preferably detachably—into a locking receptacle fastened to or formed on the other wall part. The imaginary spring axis of the locking projection is at an angle—preferably substantially at a right angle—from a wall of the wallpart. The locking receptacle is formed on the other wall part as an opening, and an imaginary normal on the opening is substantially parallel to the imaginary spring axis of the resilient locking projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Ingo Gasser
  • Patent number: 8950830
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a chassis, a locking member, a top panel and a detaching member. The chassis includes a rear wall. The locking member is attached to the rear wall. The top panel is attached to the chassis. The top panel includes a hook. A through opening is defined in the top panel. The detaching member is rotatable relative to the top panel. The detaching member includes a tab and an operating portion. The detaching member extends through the through opening. The tab and the operating portion are located at opposite sides of the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chung Chai, Da-Long Sun
  • Patent number: 8944532
    Abstract: A modular apparatus is composed of a plurality of modules obtained from molding plastic materials and adapted to be combined at the user's discretion in order to obtain pieces of furniture with different shapes and dimensions, preferably wardrobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Sergio Tontarelli
  • Patent number: 8931858
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a box and a separating plate. The box includes a bottom plate and a first side plate. The bottom plate defines a clip slot, and the first side plate defines a clasping hole. The separating plate includes a main body, a clipping portion, and a hook. The clipping portion is deformable and engaged in the clasping hole for preventing the separating plate from moving in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the first side plate. The hook is slidably received in the clip slot for preventing the separating plate from moving in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chung Chai, Sheng-He Li, Wei-Yong Ma
  • Patent number: 8887468
    Abstract: Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventors: Niclas Håkansson, Darko Pervan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8848376
    Abstract: A rack-mounted console module includes a lower unit slideably mounted on a rail and an upper unit pivotally coupled to the lower unit. A locking mechanism includes a first part moveably disposed in the lower unit and a second part fixedly disposed on the rail. When the upper unit is closed and the lower unit slides along the rail to a target position, the first part of the locking mechanism changes from a released state to a locked state where it engages the second part of the locking mechanism to lock the lower unit. When the upper unit is opened, the first part changes from the locked state to a ready-to-released state. When the upper unit is subsequently closed, the first part changes from the ready-to-released state to a released state where it disengages from the second part, and the console module can be slid back into the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aten International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8757739
    Abstract: A computer case includes a main body and a sidewall assembled to the main body. The main body includes a bottom plate and two side plates extending upwardly from two opposite edges of the bottom plate. Each side plate includes a positioning portion, and a latching part defined on the positioning portion. The side plate adjacent to the latching part also includes a sliding groove. The latching part and the sliding groove are used for securing different kinds of side plates respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Liang-Chin Wang, Yu-Ming Xiao, Wei Yin
  • Patent number: 8714667
    Abstract: Enclosures for electronic components and methods for manufacturing the same are shown. In one embodiment, the enclosure includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a third sidewall, and a fourth sidewall defining an interior space of the enclosure. A first mounting channel and a second mounting channel can be coupled to each one of the first sidewall, the second sidewall, the third sidewall, and the fourth sidewall. A side channel can be removably coupled to the first mounting channel and the second mounting channel. A mounting panel can be removably coupled to the side channel, the mounting panel providing a flat surface extending away from the side channel towards a sidewall opposite a sidewall nearest the side channel and adapted to support electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Dean Lakoduk, Scott Allen Schramske, Tim Gordon Lange, Kent Gregory Messing, Ronald Mathew Wacker, Robert Marvin Kalstabakken, Steve Jerome Johnson, Sheldon Odell Modrow, Joseph David Ricke
  • Publication number: 20140091691
    Abstract: The present application provides a storage and transport case for jewelry and accessories. The case may include a base having a number of panels, and a top removably attached to an upper portion of the base. The number of panels may be movable from a transport configuration to a display configuration. The number of panels further may be pivotally connected to one another in series along lateral edges. Each of the panels may include one or more compartments for storing jewelry or accessories. Each of the compartments may be able to store and protect a specific type of jewelry or accessory, such as earrings, bracelets, belts, rings, necklaces, sunglasses, hair accessories, hats, watches, handbags, and scarves. The compartments may be inaccessible when the number of panels is in the transport configuration, and the compartments may be accessible when the number of panels is in the display configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Erin L. Atwood
  • Publication number: 20140070684
    Abstract: A front panel, a pair of side panels, a top panel, and a bottom panel connect to form a cabinet. Optionally, the cabinet includes a rear panel. The front panel includes a pair of master keyways. Each of side panels has a groove and a pair of side keyways. Each groove provides the side panel with an edge profile that connects with one master keyway to couple the side panels with the front panel. Each of top and bottom panels includes a pair of grooves. Each groove provides top and bottom panels with an edge profile that connects with one side keyway to couple the top and bottom panels with the side panels. Optionally, one of the top or bottom panels includes an extender and the front panel includes a groove wherein the extender is received within the groove to limit movement of the side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Phillip C. Crabtree
  • Patent number: 8628153
    Abstract: The aisle containment system is mounted to two rows of equal width cabinets or cabinets varying in width between 600 mm, 700 mm and 800 mm. The aisle containment system includes door assemblies on both ends of the cabinet rows, vertical panels that mount to the cabinets and door frames to support the ceiling, cross tees that span the aisle, and ceiling panels. Additional cabinets of equal or varying width may be added to an aisle containment installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Pandult Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Mark Shurhay, Darren J. Reigle, William A. Bernard, Max W. Hibner
  • 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: 8622489
    Abstract: A front panel, a pair of side panels, a top panel, and a bottom panel connect to form a cabinet. Optionally, the cabinet includes a rear panel. The front panel includes a pair of master keyways. Each of side panels has a groove and a pair of side keyways. Each groove provides the side panel with an edge profile that connects with one master keyway to couple the side panels with the front panel. Each of top and bottom panels includes a pair of grooves. Each groove provides top and bottom panels with an edge profile that connects with one side keyway to couple the top and bottom panels with the side panels. Optionally, one of the top or bottom panels includes an extender and the front panel includes a groove wherein the extender is received within the groove to limit movement of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: InSourcing Specialists, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip C. Crabtree, II
  • Patent number: 8601765
    Abstract: Components of a modular component system are disclosed. A representative component has, at a first side, a first channel for receiving a connector and, at a second side, a second channel for receiving a connector. The first channel extends inwardly from an outer edge of the first side and in cross-section has a body portion which extends from an opening in the component in a direction generally parallel to the first side and a head portion which extends outwardly of the body portion. The second channel extends inwardly from an outer edge of the second side and in cross-section has a body portion which extends from an opening in the component in a direction generally parallel to the second side and a head portion which extends outwardly of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Aeroflex Limited
    Inventor: Nathan Lord
  • Patent number: 8579388
    Abstract: Furniture with compartments housing drawers and/or baskets and/or wing doors and consisting of a lower frame, rear frame, upper frame, and lateral sides, characterised in that said lower frame consists of a lower front and lower rear section connected using orthogonally placed lower side sections, said rear frame consists of an upper rear and a lower rear crosspiece connected using orthogonally placed side stanchions, said upper frame consists of an upper front crosspiece on which upper side crosspieces are fixed, said lower side sections, said side stanchions, and said upper side crosspieces including seats intended to house by means of insertion said lateral sides, said lateral sides being fixed on the lower side using fixing means inserted in holes on the lower side and using blocking means, said lateral sides being fixed on the upper part using at least one fixing means inserted in an upper hole and blocking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Valcucine S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Centazzo, Massimo Graffeo
  • Patent number: 8567879
    Abstract: Cabinets adapted for non-level garage floors and out-of-plumb garage walls with leveling controls operated from inside each cabinet. The cabinets have in common that they are attachable to a garage wall and each has at least one adjustment panel forming a part of the back of the cabinet. Each adjustment panel has a hand screw for extending behind the cabinet to engage the wall to provide back-to-front leveling and to prevent installation of fasteners, such as screws, from pulling the cabinet closer to the wall during installation. Each adjustment panel also has horizontal slots in a staggered arrangement in two horizontal rows for receiving fasteners. Floor-standing cabinets have feet that are adjustable from inside the cabinet. Wall-hanging cabinets have a top bracket that provides side-to-side leveling form inside. Floor-standing cabinets are modular and stackable, using an included adapter and door-handle coupler to enable stacked cabinet doors to open as one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Keith Carter, William Basore
  • Patent number: 8544968
    Abstract: A cabinet includes one or more shelves that each include a substrate, a removable shelf liner, and a removable end cap. When the removable shelf liner or removable end cap needs to be replaced, either one or both of the removable shelf liner and removable end cap can be easily removed and replaced without removing or replacing the shelf. In addition, the sides and back of the cabinet preferably contain a dado joint so that the shelf substrate is captivated within the sides and back of the cabinet. The cabinet may also include metal rods to support each shelf substrate. The sides of the cabinet are attached by screws passing through the sides into the metal rods so there is a direct metal-to-metal connection. The combination of the metal rods and captivated shelves provides a cabinet that is very strong and durable, and can be repaired very easily and economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Marco Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dean Davidson, Len Alan Coates
  • Publication number: 20130106268
    Abstract: A structure of knockdown cabinet includes a plurality of connectors and a plurality of partition plates that is coupled to the connectors to form the knockdown cabinet. The connectors each have at least two side faces forming coupling ribs, and coupling ribs are selectively fit into and connectable to coupling slots formed in the partition plates to allows a user to joint the partition plates with the connectors for forming a variable configuration of knockdown cabinet, which allows of reduction and expansion as desired. The partition plates can be of different sizes, so that the partition plates can form storage compartments of different volumes to enhance variability of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: MING-HWA HSU
  • 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: 8388073
    Abstract: Modular storage units that can be assembled without additional fasteners or tools and then coupled together with or without optional shelves into an overall storage system using a common twist-lock fastener. The modular storage units are assembled from top, bottom and side panels. The top and bottom panels for each modular storage unit are structurally identical as are the side panels. Modular storage units having different widths have commonly sized and structurally identical side panels. Storage systems that are built up from the modular storage units can be easily assembled in work vehicles and other close quarters or tight spaces. The modular storage units can include plurality of trays or other articles for storing various parts, articles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Adrian Steel Co.
    Inventor: Thomas S. Richter
  • Patent number: 8382214
    Abstract: A case includes a cover, a bezel and a locking member. The cover includes a positioning portion and a plurality of mounting holes. The bezel includes a plurality of engaging portions located on the inner surface of the bezel. The engaging portions pass through the mounting holes. The locking member is slidably attached to the cover. The locking member includes a latching portion engaging with the engaging portion and a resilient portion resisting the positioning portion. The resilient portion is detached from the positioning portion by deformation of the resilient portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Patent number: 8359985
    Abstract: A modular component, panel, or building block, is used to construct modular styled systems. Such module contains specifically designed slots or openings. Such slots extend substantially perpendicular from the modules' edges and into the center of the panel. The interlocking mechanism provided by the slots allows the modules to be combined to form a modular styled system. The module further contains a number of drill holes that runs across its edges and can be threaded with metal rods for structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Lama Pema Wangdak
  • Patent number: 8315050
    Abstract: An ornament attachment mechanism includes a base, a cover, and a post. The base defines a cavity, a first through hole, and a second through hole. The first through hole is coaxial with the second through hole, and the cavity communicates with the first through hole and the second through hole. The cover defines a recessed portion. The post includes a body and a head. The body passes through the second through hole and the second through hole. The head is received in the recessed portion and is retained by the base and the cover. An electronic device using the ornament attachment mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Shuai Liu, Wen-Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 8303051
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a bottom surface, a sidewall connected to the bottom surface, and a cover. A flange is located on a top edge of the sidewall. A plurality of elastic fingers is formed on the flange. Each of the plurality of elastic fingers includes a free end from which a contact point protrudes. The cover covers the flange. The elastic fingers are elastically pressed by the cover, and the contact point contacts the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 8282174
    Abstract: A post member for securing a plurality of enclosure panels together. The post member includes a first end having at least one fixation hole configured to engage an alignment member of a first one of the enclosure panels, and a centering pin configured to engage the first one of the enclosure panels. The post member also includes a second end having at least one aperture configured for engagement with at least one other of the enclosure panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Johan De Cuyper, Rafal Burzynski, Tomasz Tomanek
  • Patent number: 8246125
    Abstract: An enclosure of an electronic device includes a rear plate and a cover. A support piece is located on a top edge of the rear plate. A first and second cutouts are defined at a conjunction portion of the rear plate and the support piece. Each of the first and second cutouts includes a first portion defined in the rear plate and a second portion defined in the support piece. A first elastic piece connects to the rear plate and extends into the second portion of the first cutout. A second elastic piece connects to the support piece and extends into the first portion of the second cutout. A distorted piece is located on a rear edge of the cover. The cover is placed on the support piece to abut the first elastic piece in a first direction, which is perpendicular to the cover. The distorted piece abuts the rear plate to urge the second elastic piece in a second direction, which is parallel with the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 8234888
    Abstract: A washing machine is disclosed. A washing includes a tub holding wash water, a drum rotatable within the tub to hold laundry, a first cabinet forming a first space provided with the tub and the drum to wash laundry, a second cabinet forming a second space for additional function, the second cabinet formed as one body with the first cabinet, and a single partition provided between the first and second cabinets to partition off the second space from the first space, wherein facing ends of the first and second cabinets are in contact with each other to form a single border line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Yeon Kim, Hyung Gyu Lim, In Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 8226179
    Abstract: A housing comprises a first outer shell, a second outer shell; and a hook configuration configured for assembling the first outer shell on the second outer shell. The hook configuration comprises two clasp units set in the first outer shell. Each of the two clasp units comprises a first clasp body and a first magnet. Two hook units are set in the second outer shell. Each of the two hook units comprises a first hook and a second magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chang Yang, Yi-Wen Wei
  • Patent number: 8206054
    Abstract: A furniture coupling assembly that includes a coupling having a center portion, a first portion having a first locking member, a second portion having a second locking member, a first end and a second end. The assembly further includes a first furniture member having a first member groove having a shape corresponding to the center, first and second portions of the coupling. The first furniture member has a first locking member opening positioned adjacent to the first member groove. A second furniture member of the assembly has a second member groove having a shape corresponding to the center, first and second portions of the coupling. The second furniture member has a second locking member opening positioned adjacent to the second member groove. The coupling is insertable in the first and second furniture member grooves and the first and second locking members are insertable in the first and second locking member openings, respectively, to join together the first and second furniture members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sauder Woodworking Co.
    Inventors: Marvin K. Burnett, Terry W. Armey, Brian D. Fritch
  • 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