Skeletal Frame Patents (Class 312/265.1)
  • Patent number: 11122896
    Abstract: A screw-free drawer structure includes a front board, a rear board, two side boards, and a bottom board. The side boards are foldably connected to opposite sides of the bottom board. An upper end of a junction of each side board and the rear board is detachably connected through an elastic fastener that is in snap-fit with a fastener hole. A junction of each side board and the front board is detachably connected through an elastic expansion member that is elastically expanded to be in snap-fit with an engaging hole. Therefore, the screw-free assembly of the drawer structure is realized, and the assembly of the drawer structure is convenient and easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HOUSE & HOME CO, LTD.
    Inventor: Xusheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11096479
    Abstract: A furniture system is disclosed comprising a guiding bracket (1), a first furniture part (8) and a second furniture part (13). The first furniture part (8) is movable in view of the second furniture part (13) along a sliding direction (SD). The guiding bracket (1) comprises a through-going passage (3) forming part of a guide and having an extension coinciding with the sliding direction (SD), and an attachment protrusion (11) having an extension in a direction transverse the sliding direction (SD). The second furniture part (13) comprises a recess (12) arranged to lockingly receive the attachment protrusion (11) of the guiding bracket (1). The first furniture part (8) comprises a rail (7) arranged to extend through the through-going passage (3) of the guiding bracket (1) and to be slidable along said through-going passage (3) thereby allowing the first furniture part (8) to be movable in view of the second furniture part (13) along the sliding direction (SD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Peter Mansson, Benny Andersson
  • Patent number: 10938190
    Abstract: A system of floor mounts and wall brackets for the attachment of a cabinet of any configuration (upper, lower or tall) to a building's wall and/or floor in a secure enough manner to resist the lateral and vertical forces of an earthquake, therein seismically qualifying the components of this cabinet mounting system. The components are adaptable to any style of cabinets provided they have a flat bottom face rather than a stepped bottom face. With this system, any cabinet maker can now present their cabinets as seismically qualified as long as their carcass utilizes these seismic mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mac A. Goelst, Luke Wright
  • Patent number: 10750857
    Abstract: A decorative mantel article for placement above and/or around a fireplace that is lightweight for facilitation of transport and placement is provided. Additionally, the decorative mantel exhibits a non-combustible quality heretofore undeveloped within the mantel industry, particularly for such articles that are provided with decorative aesthetic designs. Such a lightweight article is provided with all non-combustible components with dimensionally stable structural benefits for long-term mounting and usage, thereby providing a sufficiently strong mantel with a low overall weight measurement. A mounting component is further encompassed herein, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael T. Baker, Gener J. Yuson
  • Patent number: 10694848
    Abstract: An interchangeable drawer cover for furniture includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface, where the substrate comprises a first material. The drawer cover also includes a first decorative layer overlaying the first surface of the substrate, and a second decorative layer overlaying the second surface of the substrate, where the first and second decorative layers comprise a second material. In addition, the substrate, the first decorative layer, and the second decorative layer are sized and shaped to fit over a front of a drawer of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jeanne Ciaponi
  • Patent number: 10680213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary battery module comprising a cartridge assembly in which at least two or more cartridges are stacked and combined, wherein the module comprises one or more fixed members provided on the outer surface thereof in order to configure a battery pack in which one or more modules are mechanically/electrically connected in series or in parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Bum-Hyun Lee, Jin-Kyu Shin
  • Patent number: 10271449
    Abstract: My second mount rack frame in one embodiment comprises at least two laterally aligned modular rigid support structures along a rack base with mechanical fasteners that reversibly insert to adjust a dimension of a rigid modular support structure. Rigid modular support structures also align with and mechanically attach vertically to each other to increase storage space. Another embodiment of my second mount rack frame comprises a single rigid modular support structure that also vertically aligns and attaches to another multi-component support structures without lateral alignment of these structures along a rack base. A third mount rack frame comprises two rigid vertical components, two rigid horizontal components and two rack base legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Gorgius L Yousif
  • Patent number: 10256765
    Abstract: A roof integrated photovoltaic system includes a plurality of photovoltaic panels each having a right end, a left end, a front edge, and a back edge. A right end coupler is secured to the right ends of at least some of the photovoltaic panels and a left end coupler is secured to the left ends of at least some of the photovoltaic panels. The right end couplers and the left end couplers are configured to interlock and form a seal when two of the plurality of panels are moved into end-to-end engagement with each other. At least one front edge coupler is affixed to at least some of the plurality of photovoltaic panels at the front edges thereof and at least one back edge coupler is affixed to at least some of the plurality of photovoltaic panels at the back edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy F. Rodrigues, David J. Gennrich, Daniel Lee, Sudhir Railkar, Daniel E. Boss, Luis Duque, Nazar Dzoba
  • Patent number: 9854703
    Abstract: Mount rack frames for storing attaching vertically aligned devices are described herein. The preferred embodiment of a second mount rack frame comprises at least two laterally aligned modular rigid support structures along a rack base with mechanical fasteners that reversibly insert to adjust a dimension of a rigid multi-component support structure. Rigid modular support structures also align with and mechanically attach vertically to each other to increase storage space. Another embodiment of the second modular mount rack frame comprises a single rigid modular support structure that also can vertically align and attach another multi-component support structures without lateral alignment of these structures along a rack base. A third mount rack frame comprises two rigid vertical components, two rigid horizontal components and two rack base legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Gorgius L. Yousif
  • Patent number: 9532484
    Abstract: A storage system for mounting equipment includes a plurality of vertical structural side members positioned at corners of the storage system. A plurality of horizontal structural members are coupled to the plurality of vertical structural side members. Specifically, each of the horizontal structural members has a plurality of corners, and each corner of each horizontal structural member is coupled to one of the vertical structural side members. Each vertical structural side member is an extrusion having a length selected to accommodate a desired height in a facility in which the storage system is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ARA USA LLC
    Inventor: Barrett W. Franklin
  • Patent number: 9357666
    Abstract: An IT device includes a system board, a drive controller system, a mid-plane assembly, a bridge connector assembly configured to releasably couple the system board and the drive controller system, and a second connector assembly configured to releasably couple the drive controller system and the mid-plane assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Mickey S. Felton, Ralph C. Frangioso, Michael Gregoire
  • Patent number: 9346391
    Abstract: A modular shelving assembly for use in a vehicle, including a cargo space at least partially defined by a floor and a side wall of the vehicle, includes at least two interconnected upright assemblies. Each of the upright assemblies includes a first panel, a second panel, and a coupler member unitizing the first and second panels. The modular shelving assembly further includes a rail secured to one of the floor and the side wall to which at least one of the interconnected upright assemblies is anchored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bradley P. Workman, Robert W. Burkhardt, Jose M. Gamboa, Dennis Bazzy, Javier Castillo, Jennifer Voelker, William Wright, Andrew Poole
  • Patent number: 9301605
    Abstract: An end unit has an end wall and first and second side walls forming a corner. One end of an L-shaped rail with first and second flanges seats in the corner against the end wall, with the flanges flat against the side walls. One side wall has a protrusion abutting the first flange to restrict movement of the rail away from the other side wall. The first side wall has a tab in a slot in the first flange, engaging the flange on a side of the slot away from the end wall, preventing movement of the rail away from the first side wall, while permitting movement of the rail away from the end wall to a position where the tab aligns with the slot to permit movement of the rail away from the first side wall. A pin in aligned holes prevents the movement away from the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nico Corbo, John Franetovich, Richard Fluhr
  • Patent number: 9055677
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and at least one panel secured to the frame structure. The at least one panel includes one or more panel knockouts arranged therein. Each panel knockout is configured to be removable from the at least one panel to provide a pass-through opening for a cable. The at least one panel further includes a split brush assembly seated in place of a removed one of the one or more panel knockouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 8983331
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a functional unit, an electric circuit board, a pivotable support member, an outer cover, and wiring. The functional unit is disposed inside the electronic apparatus. The electric circuit board is configured to control the functional unit. The pivotable support member is shaped rectangular having a vertical length that is shorter than a horizontal length thereof and is pivotally movable about a pivoting axis defined to extend along one horizontally extending side of the pivotable support member between a closed position in which the pivotable support member covers the functional unit and an open position in which the functional unit is exposed. The outer cover is disposed more outwardly than the pivotable support member. The wiring passes through a pivoting axis side of the pivotable support member to connect the functional unit to the electric circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8950832
    Abstract: A solid surface structure including a skin engaged to a support frame by a flexible engaging member. The skin is disposed adjacent the support frame. The engaging member preferably is a layer of adhesive that flexibly engages the solid surface to the support frame while simultaneously allowing the solid surface to expand and contract in a relative manner to the support frame when the solid surface structure is exposed to a change in ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Futrus, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Allen Schag
  • Patent number: 8944533
    Abstract: A rack is presented including a plurality of at least first and second frame pieces adapted to be interconnected, wherein each frame extends along a longitudinal axis. The rack includes a corner connector arranged to interconnect at least the first frame piece and the second frame piece with the longitudinal axes of the first and second interconnected frame pieces arranged obliquely to one another. The rack includes at least first and second bracing units in which, for the purpose of connecting a plurality of frame pieces, the first bracing unit is capable of bracing the first frame piece against the corner connector arranged between the first and second frame pieces to be connected, and the second bracing unit is capable of bracing the second frame piece against the corner connector obliquely to the first frame piece. Each bracing unit includes at least one tensioning element and two force transmission members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: C E S Control Enclosure Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Hofmann, Simon Jocham, Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Manfred Hellwig, Walter Nicolai
  • Patent number: 8869995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a parallelepipedal framework (1) of an electrical panel or enclosure comprising: a first rectangular base (b1) and a second rectangular base (b2) each formed by four rails (10, 11), four lateral rails (12, 13, 14, 15) perpendicular to the bases and connecting the two bases together, forming four lateral faces (f1, f2, f3, f4) parallel in twos, two first parallel lateral faces (f1, f3) each comprising an oblique rail (16, 17) fastened along a diagonal of the said face, the four lateral rails (12, 13, 14, 15) and the two oblique rails (16, 17) comprising fastening ends articulated on each of the two bases (b1, b2) arranged to cause the said oblique rails (16, 17) and lateral rails (12, 13, 14, 15) to pivot on two planes formed by the said first lateral faces (f1, f3) so as to be able to maneuver the framework between a folded position and an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Dominique Masse, Mikael Dognon
  • Patent number: 8833711
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 8802978
    Abstract: A network cabinet is provided includes a base member, two pairs of vertical frame rail members connected to the base member, and a top cover supported by at least one of the vertical frame rail members. The base member defines an opening and another opening is defined in the top cover. The vertical frame rail members are positioned spaced apart from four sidewalls from four corners of the cabinet formed by the four sidewalls, where each sidewall includes a panel or a door. The two pairs of vertical frame rail members and the four sidewalls define at least one cable management pathway and at least a portion of the cable management pathway is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the opening of the base member and the opening of the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Adducci, Christopher A. Dybek, Bruce R. Appino, Max W. Hibner, Michael J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 8746465
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to an electrical switchgear and/or distribution cabinet having meter and distribution panels, in which supporting profiles attach electrical and/or electronic components, such as electricity meters and automatic circuit breakers. The supporting profiles are in the form of C profiles or U profiles. A sliding rail is connected to at least one holding apparatus for holding a supporting profile. The supporting profiles have different shapes, profiles and dimensions, with the sliding rail being connected in a fixed position, at predetermined positions, to the relevant wall of the switchgear and/or distribution cabinet, and the respective holding apparatus being able to be fixed in position on the sliding rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventor: Michael Roth
  • Patent number: 8727458
    Abstract: A drawer for mounting telecommunications equipment to a rack is disclosed. The drawer includes a lower platform and an upper platform for supporting the telecommunications equipment. The upper platform is pivotably coupled to the lower platform. The drawer further includes a mounting structure for mounting the drawer to the rack, wherein the mounting structure includes telescoping portions that allow the drawer to be slid away from and toward the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8616382
    Abstract: A server rack includes a rectangular rack frame, and two mounting brackets. The rack frame includes four support posts. Each post includes a side attachment flange parallel to a lengthwise direction of the rack frame, and an end attachment flange parallel to a transverse direction of the rack frame. The rack frame defines an access in a front of the rack frame for a server unit sliding into or out of the rack frame. Each of the mounting brackets can be selectively fixed between the side attachment flanges of the corresponding support posts to support the server unit, or between the end attachment flanges of the corresponding support posts to shield the access, thereby preventing air from flowing through the access to decrease heat dissipation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Gang Liang
  • 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: 8613364
    Abstract: A modular datacenter includes a server rack, a main beam, and an attachment member. The server rack is configured to hold a plurality of servers. The main beam is configured to hold the server rack in a specific location within the modular datacenter. The attachment member is coupled to the main beam and connected to the server rack. The attachment member is configured to apply a force to the server rack to put the server rack under compression or tension, and to change the natural frequency of the server rack based on the compression or the tension and on the location of the attachment member with respect to the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Laurent A. Regimbal
  • Patent number: 8608258
    Abstract: A cabinet rack for housing a piece of electronic equipment secured to a mounting member, the cabinet rack includes a plurality of vertically extending support posts; a first supporting member secured to one of the support posts, the first supporting member including a guide vertically extending along the one of the support posts, the guide with the one of the support posts forming a guide groove therebetween; a second supporting member including a fixing portion for fixing the mounting member, and a slider portion provided in the guide groove so as to slide along the guide to a mounting position in the cabinet rack; and a third supporting member including a pressing portion provided between the slider portion and the one of the support posts to secure the second supporting member to the first supporting member by pressing the slider portion against the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masayuki Korikawa
  • Patent number: 8599540
    Abstract: A structure for storing and cooling electronics comprising a frame support, an internal equipment chamber mounted to the frame support, wherein the internal equipment chamber comprises a tubelike structure defining openings in a front and a back of the internal equipment chamber, and wherein the internal equipment chamber is configured to support electronic equipment such that the weight of the electronic equipment is born by the frame support and not the internal equipment chamber, and a plurality of removable panels disposed around the frame such that a gap is formed between the exterior of the internal equipment chamber and the plurality of removable panels, wherein air may circulate in the gap between the internal equipment chamber and the plurality of removable panels to help regulate a temperature within the internal equipment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pedro A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8567881
    Abstract: A container data center includes a rack and a cabinet. The rack includes a base and two spaced posts perpendicularly extending up from the base. A shockproof device is mounted to each post. The shockproof device includes an installing member embracing the post, a number of first shockproof members sandwiched between the installing member and the post, and a second shockproof member sandwiched between a bottom of the installing member and the base. The cabinet is mounted to the installing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Liang Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8556356
    Abstract: A communications shelf configured to support at least one communications adapter panel includes first and second spaced sidewalls and a first bracket mounted at the first sidewall, the first bracket including a mounting portion fixed relative to the first sidewall and a cantilevered portion projecting away from the first bracket mounting portion and having an end, the first bracket cantilevered portion being configured to shift from a first position wherein the first bracket cantilevered portion end is spaced a first distance from the first sidewall to a second position wherein the first bracket cantilevered end is spaced a second, smaller distance, from the first sidewall under application of a force and to return to the first position when the force is discontinued, the first bracket cantilevered portion including at least one pivot pin or at least one opening forming a bearing for a pivot shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Timothy W. Anderson, Craig B. Wilson, Andrew Foreman
  • Patent number: 8556358
    Abstract: The embodiments of the instant invention comprise a lightweight, robust electronic rack enclosure. The embodiments are comprised of an outer chassis, an inner chassis, bottom vibration isolators, and top vibration isolators. The outer chassis is comprised of an outer chassis door, two outer chassis side assemblies, an outer chassis top panel, an outer chassis bottom panel, and an outer chassis back panel. The inner chassis is comprised of two inner chassis side assemblies, an inner chassis top panel, and an inner chassis bottom panel. Each outer chassis side assembly is comprised of a flat outer chassis side panel, one or more diagonal reinforcing members, one or more horizontal reinforcing members, and one or more vertical reinforcing members. Each inner chassis side assembly is comprised of an inner chassis flat side panel, and one or more inner chassis side panel horizontal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Frontier Electronic Systems Corp, Allred & Associates Inc.
    Inventors: Lyndal W. Fitzgerald, Jimmie B. Allred, III
  • Publication number: 20130249363
    Abstract: A combined frame for an electromechanical box has eight transversal beams, eight major connectors and four longitudinal columns. Each transversal beam has a body, two side covers and two fasteners. The side covers are securely mounted on the body and each has a fastening hole. The fasteners are respectively connected to the fastening holes of the side covers. Each major connector is connected to two adjacent transversal beams and has an internal surface, an external surface, a bottom, a top, an abutting wall, two through holes and a mounting hole. The longitudinal columns are connected to the major connectors between the transversal beams and each longitudinal column has a body, two minor connectors and two fixing elements. The minor connectors are respectively and securely mounted in the body and are respectively connected to the major connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keng-Fu Liu
  • Publication number: 20130249362
    Abstract: A combined frame for an electromechanical box has eight transversal beams, eight major connectors and four longitudinal columns. Each transversal beam has a body, two side covers and two fasteners. The side covers are securely mounted on the body and each has a fastening hole. The fasteners are respectively connected to the fastening holes of the side covers. Each major connector is connected to two adjacent transversal beams and has an internal surface, an external surface, a bottom, a top, an abutting wall, two through holes and a mounting hole. The longitudinal columns are connected to the major connectors between the transversal beams and each longitudinal column has a body, two minor connectors and two fixing elements. The minor connectors are respectively and securely mounted in the body and are respectively connected to the major connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keng-Fu Liu
  • Patent number: 8534775
    Abstract: A server cabinet for receiving a server includes two sidewalls forming two rails to support the server. A fixing board perpendicularly extends from a rear side of each sidewall toward the other sidewall and longitudinally defines a number of through holes. Each fixing board includes a blocking member. The blocking member includes a main portion, two curved claws extending from top and bottom ends of the main portion to be engaged in two through holes of the fixing board, and an extension piece extending from a side of the main portion to block a rear side of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Gang Liang
  • Patent number: 8528872
    Abstract: An equipment enclosure for housing electronic components includes a front assembly having a front frame, the front assembly defining a front of the enclosure, and a rear assembly having a rear frame. The enclosure further includes at least two side brace members, each side brace member having a first end and a second, opposite end. A first connector is configured to releasably connect the first end of one of the side brace members to the front frame. A second connector is configured to releasably connect the second end of the one of the side brace members to the rear frame. Other embodiments and methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Mattlin, Joseph H. Bergesch, Kevin Neil Thomas, Paul Thomas Smith, James S. Spitaels, Daniel Bryan
  • Patent number: 8408506
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a supporting bracket, a locking member, and a holding mechanism. The supporting bracket is fixed to a slide rail and includes two inserting pins extending through the two corresponding through holes of a rack post. The locking member is slidably mounted to the supporting bracket. When the locking member slides to abut against a front surface of the rack post, the slide rail is prevented from moving backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. When the locking member slides to space away from the rack post, the slide rail is enable to move backwards to make the inserting pins disengage from the through holes. The holding mechanism abuts against the locking member to prevent the locking member from sliding. The holding mechanism is operable to move away from the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Guang-Hua Gu, Lin-Ren Gu
  • Patent number: 8403431
    Abstract: A telecommunications enclosure includes a frame having a plurality of frame members defining at least one opening. At least one frame member that defines the opening includes a gasket channel positioned on an inner surface of said frame member. The enclosure includes a gasket disposed in the gasket channel and at least one panel coupled to the frame with a retainer. The panel covers the opening in the inner of the enclosure and overlaps an inner surface of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Elkins, Christopher S. Whiteside, Hans Bertil Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8395046
    Abstract: A network cabinet is provided comprising a base member, two pairs of vertical frame rail members connected to the base member, and a top cover supported by at least one of the vertical frame rail members. The base member defines an opening and another opening is defined in the top cover. The vertical frame rail members are positioned spaced apart from four sidewalls from four corners of the cabinet formed by the four sidewalls, where each sidewall comprises a panel or a door. The two pairs of vertical frame rail members and the four sidewalls define at least one cable management pathway and at least a portion of the cable management pathway is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the opening of the base member and the opening of the top cover. The network cabinet may also comprise two front corner posts and two rear corner posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Andrzej Nicewicz, Samuel J. Adducci
  • Patent number: 8353492
    Abstract: An equipment enclosure for housing electronic components includes a front assembly having a front frame, the front assembly defining a front of the enclosure, and a rear assembly having a rear frame. The enclosure further includes at least two side brace members, each side brace member having a first end and a second, opposite end. A first connector is configured to releasably connect the first end of one of the side brace members to the front frame. A second connector is configured to releasably connect the second end of the one of the side brace members to the rear frame. Other embodiments and methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Mattlin, Joseph H. Bergesch, Kevin Neil Thomas, Paul Thomas Smith, James S. Spitaels, Daniel Bryan
  • Patent number: 8351193
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism includes a pivot assembly and a lifting assembly. The pivot assembly includes a first bracket, a pivot pin, a second bracket, and a cam piece. The second bracket is rotatably mounted to the first bracket via the pivot pin and has a valley portion recessed from one surface thereof. The cam piece is mounted to the pivot pin for holding the second bracket at any angle. The cam piece has a peak portion formed on one surface thereof and received in the valley portion of the second bracket at a closed position. The lifting assembly is adjustably assembled to the second bracket such that the lifting assembly is pivotally assembled with the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lian-Cheng Huang, Jian Li, Han-Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8237052
    Abstract: A network cabinet is provided includes a base member, two pairs of vertical frame rail members connected to the base member, and a top cover supported by at least one of the vertical frame rail members. The base member defines an opening and another opening is defined in the top cover. The vertical frame rail members are positioned spaced apart from four sidewalls from four corners of the cabinet formed by the four sidewalls, where each sidewall includes a panel or a door. The two pairs of vertical frame rail members and the four sidewalls define at least one cable management pathway and at least a portion of the cable management pathway is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the opening of the base member and the opening of the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Adducci, Christopher A. Dybek, Bruce R. Appino, Max W. Hibner, Michael J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 8231185
    Abstract: A multi-purpose assembly capable of being used for many activities. In a first embodiment, a portable podium is formed from two lightweight frame boxes which quickly disconnect and disassemble completely. The first embodiment secures a flat screen video display unit to a front side of the podium to allow a presenter to present a video and audio presentation while standing behind the podium. In a second embodiment, a presentation is provided when the podium device is viewed from a back side and doors on that side are opened and secured to vertical right and left side walls. Multiple, removable support containers are arranged on the exposed interior of the presentation case and upon the exposed inside surfaces of the doors. Lights and sound can accompany presentation of goods or entertainment acts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Jon Trusty
  • Publication number: 20120187814
    Abstract: A furniture system comprising a plurality of vertical frame sub-assemblies and a support sub-assembly. The vertical frame sub-assembly includes an upper beam and a lower beam, coupled to each other by way of a plurality of attachment support beams. The support sub-assembly includes a plurality of horizontal support beams that extend between adjoining vertical frame sub-assemblies. Additionally, a plurality of cross bar support beams extend between the at least one of adjoining vertical frame sub-assemblies and horizontal support beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Fryling
  • Patent number: 8220881
    Abstract: Communications cable management systems include a cable trough and a door that is configured to provide access to the cable trough. A first latch structure is attached to the door that includes a first latch and a second latch. A second latch structure is attached to the door that includes a third latch and a fourth latch. The systems also include a support structure that has first through fourth latch receiving assemblies that are configured to receive the respective first through fourth latches. The first through fourth latch receiving assemblies may comprise hinge brackets and/or pivotable latch members. The first and second latches and their corresponding first and second latch receiving assemblies are each configured to act as a hinge when the third and fourth latches are removed from their corresponding latch receiving assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Martin Keith
  • Patent number: 8203086
    Abstract: A windshield for attaching and detaching to an electronic scale includes a plurality of mechanism for the attaching and detaching. Each of the mechanisms includes a latch which engages a member generally found on conventional electronic seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: A&D Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Izumo, Hirosi Sigano, Satosi Suzaki
  • Publication number: 20120146471
    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: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Gabriele Centazzo, Massimo Graffeo
  • Patent number: 8198553
    Abstract: A draft shield for a balance, the draft shield having a rear wall and rails extending forward from the top corners of the rear wall. The rails contain guide tracks for a top cover panel and two sidewalls. A draft shield of this design allows for easy cleaning and also permits the parts to be cleaned to be removed without a tool. To this end, a bottom edge of a front wall of the draft shield is inserted into a seat, such that the front wall can then be pivoted into flush alignment against the top cover panel and the sidewalls and can be secured in this position by locking elements arranged at the front ends of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Balthasar Dürst, Daniel Mock
  • 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: 8152249
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for a flip rail in a rack mount are disclosed herein. A flip rail apparatus for allowing full width electronic equipment to be slide mounted in a rack mount case includes a rack mount frame coupled to a rack mount case. The rack mount frame is configured to hold standard rack mountable electronic equipment. The frame has a first front vertical rail and a second front vertical rail. The first vertical flip rail is attached to the first vertical rail and the second vertical flip rail is attached to the second vertical rail. The first and second vertical flip rails selectively rotate outward away from the electronic equipment in order to allow electronic equipment to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Enviornmental Container Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: 8152403
    Abstract: A three-way connector for a cabinet frame, including a body 1, multiple positioning columns 4, 8, a pair of M6 tapping holes 7, a pair of M6 tapping holes 11, a M12 tapping hole 3, a ten-folded section 6, and a fifteen-folded section 10. A pair of triangular corners 2 is disposed on both sides of the body 1. The M12 tapping hole 3 is disposed at the top of the body 1. The positioning columns 4 are fit with a cavity of the ten-folded section 6. The M6 tapping holes 7 are disposed on the positioning columns 4, and fit with an installation hole of the ten-folded section 6. The positioning columns 8 are fit with a cavity of the fifteen-folded section 10, and are parallel to each other. The M6 tapping holes 11 are disposed on the positioning columns 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Suizhang Shen
  • Patent number: 8091970
    Abstract: IMPROVEMENT TO THE METALLIC STRUCTURE FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRICAL PANELS/CABINETS, enclosing a structure of metallic cross sections (5), with the device for supporting the parts making up the external walls from folded sheets, as well as constituting the device for supporting and mounting the doors with its respective hinges and other accessories, such as: the upper (6) and lower enclosure with the base (7) and other components, being that, still, same structure, although, on the inside, also configures the necessary mounts for distributing and assembling the different electrical and electronic components and devices; in the first construction version, the said structure (5) presented semi-assembled, where four of its uprights or four of its cross sections (P1) are completely free while all the other cross sections are rigidly integrated into two equal rectangular frames (8) which form the two opposite sides of the said structure (5) and therefore at the corner point of the junction of each rectangular frame
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Melquisedec Francisquini