Free-standing In Final Configuration Patents (Class 312/265.4)
  • Patent number: 10356951
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and a customizable side air dam kit. The frame structure includes a front frame, a rear frame, front-to-back frame members connecting corners of the front and rear frames together, reinforced bracket structures located near ends of the cross members, and extruded horizontal mounting rails parallel to, but inward from, the front-to-back frame members. The ends of the horizontal mounting rails are connected to the reinforced bracket structures. Panels are installed in longitudinal slots in the front-to-back frame members and horizontal mounting rails, each of which is extruded. The customizable side air dam kit includes a framework of horizontal and vertical frame pieces, adapted to connect to the frame structure, and a customizable air dam panel supported by the framework. A plurality of the frame pieces are provided to an installer for use in constructing the framework to fit the specific frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 10182516
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing consumption of electricity used to cool electronic computer data center, networking, and telecommunications equipment, and to reduce the incidence of thermal failure of electronic components, includes provision 5 of one or more partitions to reduce the volume of the cooled environment supplying coldest possible cooled air from air conditioning systems to a chamber adjacent to racks containing the electronic components, preventing dilution of the supplied cooling airflow by warmer air from outside of the reduced volume environment, and controlling the delivery of cooling air flow through the reduced volume of the cooled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Valan R. Martini
  • Patent number: 9522690
    Abstract: An equipment carrier includes a surface module with a first securing device and a column module with a second securing device. The first securing device on the surface module and the second securing device on the column module are designed corresponding to each other such that the column module and the surface module can be connected to each other with a first, linear movement and a subsequent second, rotational movement of the column module relative to the surface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Sabo, Andreas Jansche, Anika Guempel, Wolfgang Mueller-Beiter, Rainer Schairer
  • Patent number: 9307836
    Abstract: A rack is provided. The rack includes a vertical post and an equipment rail removably connected to the vertical post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Brian K Arflack, Eleobardo Moreno, Clark M Kromenaker
  • Patent number: 9198324
    Abstract: A modular mount rack frame for storing mounted devices is described herein. A first embodiment includes a single modular rigid support structure with linearly aligned apertures into which screws can reversibly insert to support a mounted device. In a second embodiment two rigid support structures are stacked and aligned vertically, and they mechanically attach to each other. In this second embodiment, either of the two rigid support structures can support the other while contacting a flat horizontal surface. Both single module rigid support structure or two rigid support structures can attach to a rack base for mobility across a flat horizontal surface. Each modular rigid support structure is also laterally adjustable in horizontal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Gorgius L. Yousif
  • Patent number: 9051955
    Abstract: An element modular furniture system utilizes a plurality of base frame elements to construct modular furniture pieces. Base frame elements are usually rectangular in shape and utilize a plurality of struts. Each strut is joined to a neighboring strut with a strut connector. An outset strut connector has a protruding outset strut interlock that connects with an inset strut connector having an inset port. The interlocks utilize extremely strong magnets to draw and hold the connectors together. The struts each have one or more channel members which add strength and rigidity to the base frame elements and the furniture piece constructed therefrom. An interlocking panel may be attached to channel members to strengthen and interlock struts and/or base frame elements. Additionally, shelves, hinges, doors, shelf locks, lights, and other attachments can be connected to the channel members to enhance the functionality and appearance of the resulting furniture piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Turnipseed
  • Patent number: 8967401
    Abstract: A supporting base for an angle iron post includes an angle bar and a column. The angle bar has two walls arranged at right angle to each other to be attached to two respective walls of the angle iron post. The column is disposed in between the two walls of the angle bar and has an upper small-diameter section, a lower large-diameter section and a shoulder defined at the junction between the upper small-diameter section and the lower large-diameter section. As such, the two walls of the angle iron post are allowed to be rested on the shoulder of the column and held in position between the walls of the angle bar and the upper small-diameter section of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Meng-Tsung Wu
  • Patent number: 8936328
    Abstract: A structure for supporting of an apparatus for electrical control or protection of a medium-voltage electrical cell, which structure has two sides substantially parallel to one another, each side having a main portion from which extends a wing, the wings connected at their free ends with two upper crossmembers connected to the main portion of the sides by the wings at their junctions with the main portions, and each having an opening to receive slidingly two of the upper crossmembers, and first abutment and locking means, to prevent movement of the crossmember relative to the structure in five of six degrees of freedom, displacement of the crossmember in translation in a direction opposite to the direction of insertion of the crossmembers being the sixth degree of freedom, installation of the crossmember in the openings without fastening means being sufficient to make the assembly stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Jérôme Laye
  • 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: 8720700
    Abstract: A server rack includes an upper frame, a lower frame, and a support leg. The support leg connects the upper frame to the lower frame. An area is defined in the support leg. Each support leg includes a first outer wall, a second outer wall substantially perpendicular to the first outer wall, a first connecting wall extending perpendicularly from the first outer wall, a second connecting wall extending perpendicularly from the second outer wall. The first connecting wall is connected to the second connecting wall. A first recessed reinforcing portion is located in the first outer wall, and a second recessed reinforcing portion is located in the second outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8720707
    Abstract: A frame is provided for highly-concentrated photovoltaic cells. The frame uses vertical and horizontal rods. Connectors are fixed at where the vertical and horizontal rods connect. The frame is constructed with the rods and connectors coordinated with fixing components. Thus, solar cell receivers can be directly set at any place on the frame; and the frame can be easily constructed and safely moved. Furthermore, location space is effectively used and weather resistance is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Hwen-Fen Hong, Zun-Hao Shih, hwa-yuh Shin, Cherng-Tsong Kuo
  • Patent number: 8708169
    Abstract: A combination cabinet includes a plurality of upright posts, a plurality of crossbars arranged between the upright posts, a plurality of connectors mounted between the upright posts and the crossbars to connect the upright posts and the crossbars, and a plurality of rotation knobs mounted between the crossbars and the connectors. Thus, the upright posts and the crossbars are combined together by interaction of the connectors and the rotation knobs. In addition, when the crossbars are unlocked from the upright posts, the crossbars are moved freely relative to the upright posts to adjust the position of the crossbars relative to the upright posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Shun-Teng Chen
  • Patent number: 8646854
    Abstract: An attachment part for a mechanical connection of a rear wall to a first and a second side wall, a base wall and a ceiling wall of a cabinet includes a plurality of resilient tongues each integrally formed on the attachment part and each having a latching lug, wherein the attachment part can be attached to an inside of the rear wall at each one of four corners of the rear wall at a right angle with the rear wall, and wherein the first and the second side wall, the base wall and the ceiling wall are each firmly latchable to the latching lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventor: Michael Roth
  • Patent number: 8632272
    Abstract: A post coupler is provided with a pair of coupler flanges having rivet receiving apertures for receiving rivets extending from horizontal shelf-supporting beams to facilitate vertical shelf placement in a shelving unit unfettered by the vertical disposition of the post couplers. Apertures in the coupler index with apertures in abutting corner post sections to permit rivet extension therethrough. The reverse bend flanges of the coupler have a length shorter than the overall length of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Wojtowicz, Thomas St. Germain, Mitchell Liss, Al Dunaj
  • Patent number: 8556357
    Abstract: A computer rack includes an upper frame, a lower frame, four parallel support legs, two horizontal struts, two mounting members, and two vertical struts. The support legs connect between the upper frame and the lower frame. The four support legs are parallel each other. Each horizontal strut is attached to two of the four support legs. The two horizontal struts is substantially perpendicular to the four support legs. Each horizontal strut is attached to two of the four support legs and is substantially perpendicular to the four support legs. Wherein, the mounting members are configured to be mounted in different positions to establish different distances between the two vertical struts in a direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • 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: 20130264924
    Abstract: A panel set system and storage system is provided having faces which can be easily interchanged, creating a new look for the furniture and even the whole room. The new décor is easily accomplished at reasonable prices the average homeowner can afford.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Moshe Tusk
  • Patent number: 8544967
    Abstract: A server rack includes a frame, a front plate and a mounting device. The frame includes a latch. The front plate is secured to the frame and includes an assistant plate. The mounting device is located on the front plate and includes a mounting plate and a mounting bracket. The mounting plate is slidably secured to the assistant plate. The mounting bracket is configured for sliding the mounting plate towards the assistant plate between a mounting position, when the mounting plate is engaged with the latch, and an unlocked position, when the mounting plate is disengaged from the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Jing-Chao Liang
  • Publication number: 20130099642
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a shelving unit having a first collapsible frame, a second collapsible frame, a plurality shelf support rods each having a first end connected to the first collapsible frame and a second end connected to the second collapsible frame, a plurality of shelves that are each removably supported by a pair of shelf support rods from the plurality of shelf support rods, and at least a first cover support having a first end connected to the first collapsible frame and a second end connected to the second collapsible frame. A flexible cover at least partially encloses the shelving unit and is supported with respect to the shelving, unit at least in part by engagement of the flexible cover with the first cover support. At least a portion of the flexible cover is at least translucent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Scott D. Wehner, Zhou Xiao Jin
  • Patent number: 8404974
    Abstract: A stuffer cap includes a body member and a plurality of strain relief members extending outwardly from the body member to engage wires terminated at a patch panel of a rack system. A plurality of first latching members extend outwardly from the body member to engage the patch panel. A plurality of second latching members extend outwardly from the body member to engage the patch panel. The plurality of second latching members are oriented differently from the plurality of first latching members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Douglas Paul O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130063007
    Abstract: The instant invention is a multi-purpose, adjustable voting booth adapted to provide a single structure which is can be used as a standard sized voting booth as well as a voting booth that is usable by wheel chair bound individuals. The voting booth in accordance with the instant invention therefore, provides for a privacy booth that can be adjusted in a vertical, angular, or combination, manner. The voting booth is also adapted to be nestable with like shaped voting booths therefore eliminating the need for excessive storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Mohamed Pazhoor
  • Patent number: 8376479
    Abstract: A load balancing method and incorporated frame assembly is provided for a computer frame having side walls. The frame can have at least one reinforced side, and/or a top or bottom surface comprising of a skin base plate and a counterweight plate secured to one another by side stiffener plates. In an alternate embodiment, an integral extender can also be secured to a top portion of the frame. The extender has moveable sides and a hoist for raising and lowering components into and away from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Furey, Robert K. Mullady, Steven C. McIntosh, Budy D. Notohardjono, Kevin R. Qualters, Howard P. Welz
  • Patent number: 8365929
    Abstract: A cabinet frame for easy assembly includes an upper frame and a lower frame each constituted of four corner connectors and four transverse capping pieces, and four longitudinal capping pieces connected between four corners of the upper frame and the lower frame, characterized in that: sixteen prismatic rods are used for connecting corner connectors on four corners of the upper frame and the lower frame with the longitudinal capping pieces, the corner connector being provided with protrusions and countersinks, the cross section of each of the transverse capping pieces and the longitudinal capping pieces being formed into a shape, square bores on both ends of the capping pieces being inserted by the protrusions of the corner connectors. The cabinet frame of the present invention is easy for assembly and has a simple structure. The frame constituted by assembling the corner connectors with the prismatic rods has a stable structure and a large load-bearing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Yeefu Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cun Neng Luo
  • Patent number: 8336719
    Abstract: A rack frame includes a bottom frame defining a first opening on an outer side, a strengthening board fixed on the bottom frame, and a strengthening leg fixed on the strengthening board. The strengthening board includes a baseboard and an upright board extending from a edge of the baseboard. The upright board defines a third opening. The upright board is fixed on the outer side of the bottom frame. The strengthening leg includes a diagonal supporting portion fixed on the baseboard, and a received portion horizontally extending from a top edge of the diagonal supporting portion. The received portion is received in the third and first openings. The diagonal supporting portion defines a fourth opening for fixing the strengthening leg on the strengthening board manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8292093
    Abstract: A rack frame assembly includes a first frame pole, a second frame pole, a linking member, linking post, and a support pole. A first frame pole includes a first support wall and a first through hole. The second frame pole includes a second support wall. The second frame pole is assembled with the first frame pole with the first support wall and the second support wall located on the same plane. The linking member is located on the first support wall and the second support wall. The linking member includes a second through hole in alignment with the first through hole, and an insert portion. The linking post is located in the first through hole and the second through hole to secure the linking member to the first frame pole. The support pole includes an insert hole with the insert portion located therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8292380
    Abstract: A rack includes a upper frame, a frame post, and a confluence member. The upper frame includes a first pillar and a second pillar connected to the first pillar. A first guiding groove is defined in the first pillar. A second guiding groove is defined in the second pillar. The first guiding groove and the second guiding groove extend substantially along the horizontal plane. The frame post is coupled with a connection portion of the first pillar and the second pillar. A third guiding groove is defined in the frame post. The third guiding groove extends uprightly. The confluence member is mounted between the frame post and the connection portion of the first pillar and the second pillar. A plurality of confluence grooves is defined in the confluence member. The plurality of confluence grooves links the first guiding groove and the second guiding groove to the third guiding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8281940
    Abstract: A computer rack includes an upper frame, a lower frame, two pairs of support legs, a pair of horizontal struts, a pair of mounting members, and a pair of vertical struts. The two pairs of support legs connect between the upper frame and the lower frame. The pair of horizontal struts is attached to the two pairs of the support legs at opposite sides. The pair of mounting members can be attached to each of the pair of horizontal struts at various horizontal locations. The pair of vertical struts is attached to the pair of mounting members. A distance between the pair of vertical struts varies when the locations of the pair of mounting members vary, thereby computer modules with different sizes capable of being mounted between the pair of vertical struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8196758
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes upper and lower frame units, four vertical frame rods, four pairs of top and bottom female connectors, eight male connectors, and first and second bolts. Each frame unit includes four rectangularly-arranged horizontal frame rods. Each female connector interconnects an adjacent pair of the horizontal frame rods, and includes two horizontal tenons engaging respectively the adjacent pair of the horizontal frame rods. The male connectors are connected respectively to opposite ends of the vertical frame rods. Each male connector includes a vertical tenon engaging a respective one of the opposite ends of the vertical frame rods, and an engaging block mating with a respective one of the female connectors. The first and second bolts are for securing releasably and respectively the female connectors to the male connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Yung-Yu Lee
  • 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: 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: 8136895
    Abstract: A storage device includes a framework (100) comprising upper (102?, 104?, 106?) members and lower (102, 104, 106) members connected together in a spaced-apart relationship by a plurality of struts (108). The storage device further includes a container-supporting arrangement (210) slidably mounted within the framework, the container-supporting arrangement being moveable between a retracted position configured to store a supported container within the framework, and an extended position configured to position at least part of the supported container outside the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Allan Grainger
  • Patent number: 8128183
    Abstract: A rack system for housing electronic and/or electrical equipment is provided comprising a rectangular base frame, a rectangular top frame, and four elongated vertical support members each extending along a longitudinal axis between and joined to two associated corners of the rectangular base frame and the rectangular top frame. The rectangular base frame, rectangular top frame, and the four elongated vertical support members may be constructed from members having the same substantially A-frame cross-section. Each support member may be constructed from an elongated sheet material extending along a longitudinal axis by bending the sheet material about an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the sheet material to form at least three elongated sections, where a first section and a second section are adjacent and substantially perpendicular to each other and a third section extends between approximately mid-point of the first section and approximately mid-point of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sanmina SCI-Corporation
    Inventors: Wyat Shen, James Weir, Zia Shariff, Leonard Selinger, Don Rudkin, Brett Anthony Kostka, Peter Dong, Jeffrey Zhao, Nick Wang
  • Patent number: 8083301
    Abstract: A rack system for electronic and/or electrical equipment including a frame, a front door mounted to the front of the frame, a back door or panel, two side panels mounted to the back and two sides of the frame, and a top panel mounted to the top of the frame. The doors can be single doors or dual doors. The frame includes a rectangular base frame constructed by four horizontal edge members, and a top frame having the same structure as the base frame, and four vertical members each extending between two associate corners of the base frame and the top frame, and joining the base frame and top frame together. The horizontal members and vertical members are contoured with step-like structures, so that the rack has a high stiffness and strength. The door includes a hinge and a latch attached to two vertical members. The panels are provided with tabs and latches for securing the panels to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sanmina-Sci Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Hudz, Peter Jeffery, Zia Shariff, Eino A. Aapro
  • Patent number: 8047467
    Abstract: A closet comprises a support rail, a light, a raceway, a rub strip, and a hinge unit. The support rail is capable of providing structural support for the closet and having a plurality of connecting elements. The light has a first set of connecting elements capable of being engaged to the plurality of connecting elements. The raceway has a second set of connecting elements capable of being engaged to the plurality of connecting elements. The rub strip has a third set of connecting elements capable of being engaged to the plurality of connecting elements. The hinge unit has a shape capable of being connected to the support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Harold Glenn Erickson, Mark Anthony Buchanan, Douglas A. Brown
  • Patent number: 8016370
    Abstract: A storage device includes a framework (100) comprising upper (102?, 104?, 106?) members and lower (102, 104, 106) members connected together in a spaced-apart relationship by a plurality of struts (108). The storage device further includes a container-supporting arrangement (210) slidably mounted within the framework, the container-supporting arrangement being moveable between a retracted position configured to store a supported container within the framework, and an extended position configured to position at least part of the supported container outside the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Allan Grainger
  • Patent number: 7988246
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is provided for mounting a slide rail to a fixed structure includes a mounting bracket fixed to the slide rail, an actuating member slidably attached to the mounting bracket, at least one blocking member extending from the actuating member, a locking member deformably attached to the mounting bracket, and a resilient member connecting between the mounting bracket and the actuating member. The actuating member is slidable between a first position to maintain securing of the mounting bracket to the support, and a second position to allow release the mounting bracket from the support. The locking member comprises at least one first abutting end releasably abutting the blocking member to maintain the actuating member in the first position, and at least one second abutting end releasably abutting the blocking member to maintain the actuating member in the second position. The resilient member biases the actuating member to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 7901479
    Abstract: A filter cassette rack and tracks wherein the rack is a three dimensional rectangular rack having at least two opposing open sides, sealing and non-sealing support tracks span the rack providing filter cassette guides and sealing means for a plurality of filter cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: AAF-McQuay Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Osborne, Keiron O'Connell, Husheder P. Daruwalla, Joachim Horst Wenzek, Ng Cheah Wei
  • Patent number: 7896177
    Abstract: A versatile support system, kit and methods of construction are disclosed. The support system comprises rail members, corner members and shelf brackets with each of the shelf brackets having an opening configured to selectively receive a fastener to couple a back portion of the shelf brackets to a surface of an outer portion of the rail members. The corner members have multiple arms selectively received and secured within an open inner region of a portion of each rail member. The versatile support system has improved load bearing capability and provides numerous load bearing structures with ease of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis R. Toma
  • Patent number: 7850390
    Abstract: A frame is comprised of plural frame members, each of which has plural projections and plural recesses in opposed relationship to the respective projections of the corresponding frame member. The frame is assembled by snapping selected ones of the frame members together so that the projections of a selected one or more of the frame members are urged into nesting engagement with the recesses of a selected other one or more of the frame members. Selected ones of the frame members are equipped with locking tabs to maintain the frame members in their assembled configuration and to counteract a force tending to disengage the projections from the respective recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Randall L. Lisbona
  • Patent number: 7848085
    Abstract: A power distribution system is provided that includes an upper panel, a lower panel, a plurality of side panels, and a plurality of guide rails each having at least two insert slots formed therein that extend along a longitudinal axis of the guide rail. Each of the insert slots is configured to receive and fixedly hold an edge of the side panels. The upper panel and lower panel are each fixedly mounted to an opposite edge face of the guide rails thereby securing the side panels and guide rail between the upper panel and lower panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 7628563
    Abstract: A unitary fitting for mating with and coupling a plurality of T-slot structures. The fitting comprises at least two sections to mate with the T-slot structures, with each of the sections having a first end, a second end, an outer surface circumferentially surrounding said T-slot structure, and an inner surface being capable of mating with one of said T-slot structures. the inner surfaces has at least one rail that extends inwardly into a recess of the T-slot structures. The fitting is formed of one piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: John M. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20090236957
    Abstract: A rack system for electronic and/or electrical equipment including a frame, a front door mounted to the front of the frame, a back door or panel, two side panels mounted to the back and two sides of the frame, and a top panel mounted to the top of the frame. The doors can be single doors or dual doors. The frame includes a rectangular base frame constructed by four horizontal edge members, and a top frame having the same structure as the base frame, and four vertical members each extending between two associate corners of the base frame and the top frame, and joining the base frame and top frame together. The horizontal members and vertical members are contoured with step-like structures, so that the rack has a high stiffness and strength. The door includes a hinge and a latch attached to two vertical members The panels are provided with tabs and latches for securing the panels to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew Hudz, Peter Jeffery, Zia Shariff, Eino A. Aapro
  • Patent number: 7494101
    Abstract: A hook-on type rail includes a main body, a front hooking member adjustably connected to a rear end of the main body, and a second hooking member adjustably connected to a front end of the main body. The first hooking member has two sideward projected hooks for firmly located in two insertion holes on a rear post of a sectional rack. The second hooking member includes two sideward projected lugs for fitly inserting into two insertion holes on a front post of the sectional rack to prevent the rail from moving up or down, and two vertically movable hooks bearing against one side of the two lugs for extending into and hooking on the same insertion holes to firmly hold the rail to the front post. Therefore, the rail may be stably hooked on the posts of the sectional rack for a drawer or the like to safely slide thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Protrend Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Henry Chen
  • Patent number: 7478890
    Abstract: A rack system for electronic and/or electrical equipment including a frame, a front door mounted to the front of the frame, a back door or panel, two side panels mounted to the back and two sides of the frame, and a top panel mounted to the top of the frame. The doors can be single doors or dual doors. The frame includes a rectangular base frame constructed by four horizontal edge members, and a top frame having the same structure as the base frame, and four vertical members each extending between two associate corners of the base frame and the top frame, and joining the base frame and top frame together. The horizontal members and vertical members are contoured with step-like structures, so that the rack has a high stiffness and strength. The door includes a hinge and a latch attached to two vertical members. The panels are provided with tabs and latches for securing the panels to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sanmina-Sci Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Hudz, Peter Jeffery, Zia Shariff, Eino A. Aapro
  • Publication number: 20080290772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a split mounting type square column assembly for the exhibition equipment, comprising a square column, a embedded type supporting frame, and a connecting lock, wherein the said connecting lock may be removable located within the said embedded type supporting frame, and the said embedded type supporting frame may be removable located within the said square column. One outside surface of the said square column at least has a connecting groove, and has a quantity of positioning mounting holes in the area except for the situation of the said connecting groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: CHANGZHOU LINGTONG EXHIBITION PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daoguang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20080218042
    Abstract: A kit for producing a frame superstructure for switchgear cabinets including a cupboard frame having four horizontal width struts, four horizontal depth struts and four vertical frame legs having a predetermined width, depth and height. A vertical frame includes two horizontal width struts and two vertical frame profiles which are insertable into in the cupboard frame and connectable to the depth struts thereof. Covering elements are connectable in the form of external and internal elements to two vertical frames which are spaced so that an independent base frame is formed. At least one cupboard door is pivotally fixable to the covering elements. This invention makes it possible to obtain a great number of embodiments with several simple elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Marc Hartel, Ralf Dahmer
  • Patent number: 7405357
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame section (10) for a framework (1) of a rack, switchgear cabinet, or table system (30) and to a framework, switchgear cabinet, or table system comprising a frame section of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventors: Sven Laurösch, Ralf Dahmer, Jörg Kreiling, Marc Hartel
  • Patent number: 7364243
    Abstract: A cabinet having a frame, a plurality of posts and a plurality of connector assemblies. The connector assemblies adapted to connect the posts to the frame. The connector assembly is provided with a gusset fixed to the frame, and a clamp plate connected to the gusset and received in the post so as to be engageable with a portion of the post. The clamp plate being movable with respect to the gusset such that upon movement of the clamp plate toward the gusset the clamp plate clamps the post between the clamp plate and at least one of the gusset and the frame, and a clamp plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventors: Brendan Wyatt, Barry Kiernan
  • Patent number: 7354120
    Abstract: A portable bar is provided, the bar comprises at least two frameworks, each of the frameworks has a front and back side and comprises a central frame with opposing ends and at least two side frames are situated on said opposing ends of the central frame and is perpendicular to the central frame, each of the side frames comprises at least one elongated foot member situated at a bottom end of the side frame; at least one supporting shelf for connecting the first and second framework; at least one shelf has an aperture for supporting a container, the shelves is situated on the back side of the framework; at least one counter attached to a top side of the framework and the supporting frames, at least a portion of the counter having an aperture for receiving a cooking apparatus; and at least one front panel situated on the front side of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7316461
    Abstract: A cabinet for supporting electronic equipment. The cabinet has a rigid internal assembly structure and a cladding kit. The internal assembly defines a cavity into which the electronic equipment can be fitted. The internal assembly structure has height, a plurality of posts, and at least two panels. Each of the panels has a plurality of recesses formed therein. At least one post includes mounting tabs positionable within the recesses formed within the panels for precisely locating the post with respect to the panels. The cladding kit has at least two post trims connected to the internal assembly structure and at least one panel connected to the post trims. Each of the post trims has a body member, a first connector and a second connector. The first connector and the second connector of the post trim cooperate to connect the post trim to the posts of the internal assembly structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Viasystems Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Wyatt, Barry Kiernan