Adjacent Walls Rigidly Interlocked Patents (Class 312/263)
  • Patent number: 11019746
    Abstract: An appliance includes a control panel assembly having a rearwardly extending mounting member. The rearwardly extending mounting member includes a body portion having an outer edge with one or more slots disposed through the body portion and inwardly opening from the outer edge of the body portion. A housing includes a support bracket having a support surface with one or more mounting apertures disposed therethrough. One or more locating pins are received through the one or more mounting apertures. The locating pins include body portions upwardly extending from the support surface of the support bracket. The one or more locating pins are removably received in the one or more slots of the rearwardly extending mounting member of the control panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abubackar M. Balekundri, Shamraiz Nazmi
  • Patent number: 10973323
    Abstract: A securing device (1) for securing a front panel of a drawer to a drawer frame, having a holding element (2) for securing to the front panel and a closing element (3) for securing to the drawer frame. A spring (44) is operatively connected to the closure (50). The closure (50) is implemented for exposing a holding region of the holding element (2) in an open rotational position of the closure (50), and for blocking the holding region in a closed position of the closure (50). A transmission element (60) is hinged to the closure by a rotating/sliding connection on the closure side spaced apart from the rotary axis of the closure. A rotating/sliding connection on the opener side having a first bearing element (64) is disposed on the transmission element (60) opposite the rotating/sliding connection on the closure side. The rotating/sliding connection on the opener side produces a connection to a displaceably supported opener (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samet Kalip Ve Maden Esya San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Christian Prentner, Nurettin Güzeltepe
  • Patent number: 10968936
    Abstract: A set comprising a panel and a fastening device for securing a furniture component, such as a hinge, an interior fitting, a carrying device or a slider, to the panel. The fastening device includes an element with a first element surface comprising a protruding part which protrudes from the first element surface. The panel comprises an edge surface and a panel surface, which includes an insertion groove. The fastening device is configured to be assembled to the panel with the first element surface facing the panel surface. The edge surface includes an edge groove and a flexible tongue is arranged in the edge groove. The protruding part is configured to be inserted into the insertion groove and includes a recess and the flexible tongue is configured to cooperate with the recess for a locking of the fastening device to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Christian Boo, Peter Derelöv, Agne Pålsson
  • Patent number: 10932566
    Abstract: A firewood storage apparatus, the apparatus comprising a firewood rack and a firewood rack cover. The firewood rack may have vertical support members, a pitched member, and a firewood rack member. The firewood rack cover may comprise material which is fashioned to conform to the profile of the firewood rack. Each vertical support member having an upper end and a lower end, the pitched member having a pitched profile supported by the plurality of vertical support members, and a firewood support member having a receiving surface for supporting firewood. The firewood rack cover may have an outer, weather-proof coating and an inner cavity having an open end and a closed end, the inner cavity formed to receive the firewood rack, wherein the firewood rack cover has a weather-proof properties, and wherein the inner cavity closed end matches the pitched profile of the pitched member of the firewood rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Ira C. Waddey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10907885
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including an inner case formed by a plurality of sheets being assembled. The refrigerator may include an inner case having various materials and shapes, and a sheet forming one side of the inner case may be replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Gyo Jung, Byeong Kook Kang, Sang Chul Ryu, Jong-Hoon Oh, Kyung Won Na
  • Patent number: 10865822
    Abstract: A bent corner furniture connecting piece (18) comprises a central bent corner section (89) having a first connecting arrangement (93), and a second connecting arrangement (97). The connecting piece (18) comprises a wooden frame (36) comprising a first and a second curved end section piece (26, 28). First and second connecting pieces (30, 32) connect the first and second curved end section pieces (26, 28). The first connecting piece (30) is provided with the first connecting arrangement (93) for connection to a first furniture piece, and the second connecting piece (32) is provided with the second connecting arrangement (97) for connection to a second furniture piece. A bent outer surface layer (64) is arranged on a convex part (74) of said frame (36), and a bent inner surface layer (66) is arranged on a concave part (82) of said frame (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Fredrik Andersson, Lars Paul Andersson
  • Patent number: 10844891
    Abstract: A piece of furniture, comprising a first and a second furniture part, which are coupled to each other at an angle by means of mechanical coupling means. A female part is made as an oblong slot in the second furniture part with an insertion opening for introducing a male part. When coupling the first furniture part and the second furniture part to each other, the male part is brought from an insertion position in the insertion opening to an end position in the female part by moving the male part and the female part along each other. The male part is situated on a narrow end of the first furniture part and is positioned with its center line between the central plane of the first furniture part and the inner side of the first furniture part. The slot is realized in the inwardly directed flat side of the second furniture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: UNILIN BV
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck, Benny Schacht
  • Patent number: 10820693
    Abstract: An air-permeable storage cabinet, wherein the left and right sides of the bottom of the upper frame are provided with a first connector respectively, a first connecting hole is formed in the tops or inner side faces of the left frame and the right frame respectively, the bottom face of the rear of the upper frame is provided with a second connector, a second connecting hole is formed in the top of the rear frame, the left and right sides of the top of the lower frame are provided with a third connector respectively, a third connecting hole is formed in the bottoms or inner side faces of the left frame and the right frame respectively, the bottom face of the rear of the lower frame is provided with a fourth connector, and a fourth connecting hole is formed in the bottom of the rear frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Guohua Cao
  • Patent number: 10801153
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for treating laundry according to the present invention, including: a front cover that forms a front surface and includes a backward bent portion; a pair of side covers that form both flank surfaces, respectively, and that include sideward bent portions, respectively; a back cover that forms a rear-side surface; an outer tank that is positioned inside and holds water; an inner tank that is positioned rotatably inside the outer tank and holds foam; a motor that rotates the inner tank; a front member that is connected to the backward bent portion and extends along the backward bent portion; a pair of lateral members that extend along the pair of sideward bent portions, respectively; and a top cover that is connected to upper ends of the front cover, of the pair of side covers, and of the back cover, and has an insertion hole for the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wooje Choi
  • Patent number: 10799024
    Abstract: A securing device is provided for securing a front panel of a drawer to a drawer frame, having a holding element for securing to the front panel and a closing element for securing to the drawer frame, the closing element comprising a support and a closure having a holding segment supported rotatably about an axis of rotation on the support, a spring having an operative connection to the closure, and the closure being implemented for releasing a holding region of the holding element in an open rotational position of the closure, and for blocking the holding region in a closed position of the closure. It is thereby provided that a transmission element is joined to the closure by a rotating/sliding connection on the closure side spaced apart from the rotary axis of the closure, that the rotating/sliding connection on the closure side includes a first and a second guide curve, and that the two guide curves intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samet Kalip Ve Maden Esya San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Mehmet Bektas, Christian Prentner
  • Patent number: 10774861
    Abstract: The present disclosure is applied to the area of furniture, and is related to a quick-mounting system applied to a cabinet body including the feet, preferably steel cabinets, for joining the unmounted pieces by fittings and bends on the steel piece itself that is locked between the pieces with no need of screws, connectors, tools or skilled labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ITATIAIA MÓVEIS S/A
    Inventor: Victor Penna Costa
  • Patent number: 10724564
    Abstract: A set including a first panel, a second panel and a mechanical locking device for locking the first panel to the second panel. The first panel includes a first edge surface and a first panel surface, and the second panel includes a second edge surface and a second panel surface. The first edge surface is facing the second panel surface in a locked position of the first and the second panel. The mechanical locking device includes a rod-shaped element at the first edge surface and an insertion groove at the second panel surface and an edge groove at the second edge surface and a flexible tongue positioned in the edge groove. The rod-shaped element includes a recess and is configured to be inserted into the insertion groove. The flexible tongue is configured to cooperate with the recess for a locking of the first panel to the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Peter Derelöv
  • Patent number: 10683668
    Abstract: A set of floor panels, which is suitable for forming a floor covering in herringbone pattern, wherein these floor panels are oblong rectangular; wherein the long as well as the short edges are provided with mechanical coupling means; and wherein the male coupling part on the short edge can be inserted into the female coupling part on the long edge in one and the same turning movement which is used to insert the male coupling part on the long edge into the female coupling part on the long or short edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Bart Van Der Stockt
  • Patent number: 10674816
    Abstract: A storage cabinet structure has a front frame, a supporting set, a rear frame, a bottom board and a top board. The semi-composed state of the front frame and the rear frame can save a large amount of assembly time for the user, and the first bolt, the second bolt and the third bolt allow the user to lock the front frame, the supporting set, the rear frame and the top board to achieve DIY assembly without any tools and have the advantages of simplifying assembly steps and being easy to assemble by one person. The direct placement of the bottom board is fixed with the sliding of the divider, and then the fixing of the top board forms a barrier to the bottom board and the divider, thereby effectively saving assembly time and reducing the number of parts, and has the practical function of tool-free, simplified assembly steps and quick assembly by one person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAIN GOOD FURNITURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-Fen Shih
  • Patent number: 10617205
    Abstract: The present patent of the invention is applied to the furniture area and refers to a system for bending pieces and system for quick mounting applied to a cabinet body, specially steel cabinets, for joining took-apart pieces through fitting and bending to the steel piece itself causing the pieces to lock one another without needing screws, connectors, tools or skilled labor. The cabinet body presents bipartite backside section of which two pieces are joined by quick fitting in one piece which side section, top and bottom parts fit to, resulting in the box. This box having pieces non-locked yet receives in its four corners simple manual bends at the steel, forming the cabinet box for doors and shelves to be immediately fitted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ITATIAIA MOVEIS S/A
    Inventor: Victor Penna Costa
  • Patent number: 10590586
    Abstract: A washing machine including a cabinet, a tub placed within the cabinet, a wash tub located within the tub to receive laundry therein, an element receiving unit in which elements are received, the element receiving unit being coupled to one side of the cabinet, a coupling panel provided at the element receiving unit so as to be coupled to the cabinet, a receiving panel provided at the cabinet so as to receive at least a portion of the coupling panel, a first holder and a second holder formed at the coupling panel, and a first receiving hole and a second receiving hole perforated in the receiving panel to receive the first holder and the second holder respectively therein. The coupling panel is pivotally rotated after the first holder is positioned into the first receiving hole, causing the second holder to be fitted into the second receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Lee, Kyung Han Kim, Woo Sup Jung
  • Patent number: 10568427
    Abstract: A fastening fitting for a facing on an open side of a drawer having two facing fittings mounted on the back side of the facing and two connection fitting parts mounted, in the vicinity of the open face end of the drawer, on the side walls of the drawer. At least the vertical adjustment of the facing connected to the connection fitting parts is variable and lockable. The facing fittings are provided with a horizontally oriented coupling bolt spaced apart from the back side of the facing, which coupling bolts can be introduced into insertion receptacles of front fixation units that are mounted on the end of the side walls of the drawer. The front fixation units have vertical adjustment elements for varying the vertical adjustment of the insertion receptacles of the front fixation units and lateral adjustment elements for varying the horizontal lateral adjustment of the insertion receptacles of the front fixation units relative to the coupling bolts of the facing fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Wolfgang Held
  • Patent number: 10506876
    Abstract: A self-assembly cabinet includes a box including a rectangular front frame, a rectangular rear frame, two rectangular side frames interconnecting the front frame and the rear frame, a top frame on tops of the front frame, the rear frame, and the side frames, and a bottom frame on bottoms of the front frame, the rear frame, and the side frames; a plurality of latches secured to four corners of an inner surface of each side frame respectively; and a plurality of cooperating fastening structures secured to four corners of an inner surface of each of the front frame and the rear frame respectively. The latches are releasably secured to the cooperating fastening structures respectively so that the side frames, the front frame, and the rear frame are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: E-MAKE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10472127
    Abstract: Provided is a storage receptacle stacking system comprising a set of receptacles. Each receptacle is an open rectangular prism defined by, a back panel, which has a top edge, a bottom edge, a right edge, and a left edge, and a first back panel surface, and a set of side panels. The set of side panels has top, bottom, left, and right panels. Each receptacle is removably engaged to at least one other receptacle by a first set of fasteners. For each receptacle, at least one of the panels in the set of side panels is adjacent to and parallel with at least one of the panels in the set of side panels of another receptacle, and any one of the panels in the set of side panels may be engaged in the alternative with any one of the panels in the set of side panels of any other receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Regency Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Koelling
  • Patent number: 10448739
    Abstract: A set of panels including a panel with a first main plane and an adjacent panel with a second main plane, wherein the panel and the adjacent panel are provided with an angleable locking device for locking a first edge of the panel to a second edge of the adjacent panel. The first main plane is essentially perpendicular to the second main plane. The angleable locking device includes an edge groove at the first edge and a tongue groove at the second edge. The edge groove includes a flexible tongue arranged in an insertion groove at a first side of the edge groove. The angleable locking device is configured to be unlocked by an angling motion of the panel relative the adjacent panel, such that an angle between the first and the second main plane increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Peter Derelov, Mats Nilsson
  • 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