Connecting Panels Patents (Class 312/265.5)
  • Patent number: 10253798
    Abstract: A device for attaching a guide unit to a first furniture part which is movably guided relative to a second furniture part, wherein the guide unit includes a basic unit rail disposed on the second furniture part and a motion rail disposed on the first furniture part. Two bearing portions are disposed spaced apart on a lower edge of the device, which is provided for disposal on the motion rail. Each of the bearing portions is configured on a side which faces the respective other bearing portion, such that the motion rail can be disposed between the bearing portions. At least one of the bearing portions is mounted on the device so as to be readjustable so that a position of the bearing portion is modifiable to align the first furniture part in the assembled state in a horizontal direction in relation to the motion rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Grass GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Roedder, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt, Juergen Schnell, Artur Hirtsiefer, Heinz-Josef Henscheid
  • Patent number: 10028581
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable face plate mounting system for adjusting the position of a face plate attached to a pantry pullout apparatus. The system comprises a slotted bracket adjustably attached to the face plate, a standoff assembly attached to the pantry pullout apparatus and slidably engaged with the slotted bracket, a fastener fixedly attached to the pantry pullout apparatus, and a set crew movable within the fastener and abutting the slotted bracket. A first embodiment of the standoff assembly includes a pair of standoffs and coordinating removable fasteners. Another embodiment of the standoff assembly includes a single standoff and fastener paired with a pin. The face plate is adjustable in three dimensions with respect to the pantry pullout apparatus and surrounding cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Chen
  • Patent number: 9775197
    Abstract: The invention is based on a protective device for a heating unit, in particular for a cooking apparatus (10), for protecting a heating unit against a hot air flow (44). To achieve an effective cooling effect, it is proposed that the protective device for a heating unit comprises a shielding element (68), which is provided for this purpose to shield a space (46) provided for a cold cooling air flow (42) for cooling the heating unit (14) against the hot air flow (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Almolda Fandos, Jose Maria Cozar Bartos, Rual Escartin Sanchez, Jose-Ramon Garcia Jimenez, Alfonso Lorente Perez, Jose Maria Marin Herrero, David Ortiz Sainz, Carmelo Pina Gadea, Demetrio Torrubia Marco
  • Patent number: 9596933
    Abstract: A semi-full access and full access face frame for a cabinet box is provided, together with a method for making and assembling cabinet boxes. In a semi-full access face frame, the vertical stiles are rotated ninety degrees compared to a traditional face frame. In a full access face frame the vertical stiles and the horizontal rails are rotated ninety degrees compared to a traditional face frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Cayd Paul Bader
  • Patent number: 9526331
    Abstract: Modular furniture pieces and, more specifically, a system of modular furniture pieces. The modular furniture pieces system comprises a plurality of unitary blocks joined by means of at least one bar. The plurality of blocks which are conjoined and immediate to one another, joined by an equal number of bars, form a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Eduardo De Leon Vazquez
  • Patent number: 9285158
    Abstract: In an attachment portion where a side edge portion of an opening of a trailer and a casing are connected together, a vertically-extending groove is formed in one of the trailer or the casing and a vertically-extending raised portion is formed in the other one of the trailer or the casing so as to be fitted into the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikemiya, Kazuyasu Matsui
  • Patent number: 9285157
    Abstract: A cold appliance, such as a household refrigerator or freezer, comprising a cabinet (101) and a cooling module (102) and a cabinet panel for a household cold appliance. The cabinet comprises cabinet panels including two opposite side wall panels (1), a rear wall panel (4), and a top part (2), which are connected essentially perpendicular to each other by means of mechanical and/or glue joints. Each cabinet panel comprises an inner sheet (9), an outer sheet (8) and an intermediary layer (17) of a foamed insulating material, wherein each cabinet panel has an inner surface, an outer surface, and four edge surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX
    Inventors: Anders Selin, Marko Tapio Jokila, Sven Blomberg, Bernt Andersson
  • Publication number: 20150145394
    Abstract: A furniture assembly includes at least four division plates, at least four squared beams, and at least one storage space. The division plate has a left lateral surface and a right lateral surface to respectively mount a front fastener and a rear fastener. Four division plates are adhered to the squared beam at four orthogonal directions. The front fastener and the rear fastener of the division plate are to penetrate respective anchorage holes at the squared beam. With end plugs to be inserted into the corresponding end opening of the squared beam, the end plug and the corresponding fasteners of the division plates can be buckled up firmly at the corresponding end of the squared beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Protrend Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SHUN-YI CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150145395
    Abstract: A furniture structure (1) comprising: at least one shoulder (2) having a shoulder body (3) of a preset height (H), said shoulder body (3) having at least one wall (4) which delimits said shoulder body (3); said shoulder body (3) comprising at least one shoulder slit (5) forming an opening through said at least one wall (4) having a preset longitudinal extension and preset transverse dimension or width (s1); said furniture structure (1) further comprising a back panel (6) having a substantially plate-shaped back panel body (7) of a preset thickness (r) transverse in relation to said plate-shaped back panel body (7); said back panel body (7) comprising at least one back panel edge (8) suitable to cooperate with said at least one shoulder (2) to form said furniture structure (1); wherein said back panel edge (8) has at least one tenon portion or tenon (9) comprising a tenon neck (10) and a tenon projection (11); and wherein said tenon neck (10) has a preset neck dimension (s) transverse to said plate-shaped back
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Cesare Picchio, Piero Molteni
  • 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: 8995124
    Abstract: A cover latch is provided for coupling a blade server cover to a blade server when the cover latch is in a locked state. Embodiments include a locking surface and a user interface; wherein when the cover latch is in the locked state, the locking surface engages a locking surface enclosure of the blade server cover; wherein when the cover latch is in an unlocked state, the user interface is rotated into the blade server and the locking surface is rotated outward from the blade server, wherein when the locking surface is rotated outward from the blade server, the locking surface is disengaged from the locking surface enclosure of the blade server cover; and a rotational limiter hole in the cover latch that surrounds a peg of the blade server, wherein the rotation of the locking surface and the user interface is limited by the rotational limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nadia Anguiano-Wehde, Aaron M. Hegrenes, Nathan D. Karl, Seth D. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150069894
    Abstract: An adjustable structure of combination cabinet includes a plurality of assembling plates assembled as a whole cabinet via a plurality of assembling members, the whole cabinet having a side opening and a receiving space, a first partition plate assembled in the receiving space, the first partition plate vertically assembled between two assembling plates, a plurality of adjusting members slidably mounted on the two assembling plates, the first partition plate moved in the receiving space via moving the adjusting members, each adjusting member having a sliding groove extended horizontally and a socket extended vertically, each adjusting member mounted on the two assembling plates via the sliding groove thereof, the first partition plate assembled to the socket, the adjusting members slid along the assembling plate via the sliding groove, the first partition plate movable in the receiving space so as to adjust the arrangement between the two sub spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kuo Wen Shang, Benson Chen
  • Patent number: 8955929
    Abstract: A catching locking mechanism for pieces of furniture, including an adjustable wheel that has a catching structure in at least some areas, and a mating catch that cooperates with the catching structure of the adjustable wheel. The mating catch is made of a sheet metal part, and is designed to be resilient, preferably in the form of a springy tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Holzapfel, Benjamin Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20150035422
    Abstract: Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventors: Niclas HAKANSSON, Darko PERVAN
  • Publication number: 20150035421
    Abstract: A dismantle-able computer casing comprises a bottom unit planar board, a left unit planar board and a right unit planar board. The left and right edges of the bottom unit planar board each have a protruding plate protruding from and perpendicular to the bottom unit planar board. The left unit planar board is fixed to the protruding plate at the left edge of the bottom unit planar board by screws. The right unit planar board is fixed to the protruding plate at the right edge of the bottom unit planar board by screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: WEI-TING HSIUNG
  • 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: 8936226
    Abstract: A support frame for a modular lectern is assembled together with a top board, a bottom board and a divider board to form the modular lectern and is provided with a main board, a first connecting member and a second connecting member, wherein the parts of the support frame of are locked together in a tongue and groove manner, and can be disassembled into the three main parts: the main board, the first connecting member and the second connecting member, which can be stacked one upon another together with the top, bottom and divider boards for easy transportation. Furthermore, the top and bottom boards are pivoted to the main board via the first and second connecting portions, so that the top and bottom boards can be folded to further save transportation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chuan-Ching Chang
  • Publication number: 20150015130
    Abstract: A case including a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first board, a first side board extending upward from the first board, and a limiting board unit connected to the first side board. The limiting board unit and the first side board define a positioning slot that has a guiding slot part having an open top end extending vertically and a hooking slot part connected to the guiding slot part and extending horizontally. The second housing includes a second board, a second side board extending downward from the second board, and a hooking fin protruding from a bottom end of the second side board, being inserted in an inserting direction into the guiding slot part, and being moved in a sliding direction perpendicular to the inserting direction and hooked in the hooking slot part. Therefore, the case, when assembled, has a number of screws reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: 3Y POWER TECHNOLOGY (TAIWAN), INC.
    Inventors: Shao-Feng LU, Yi-Chen KUAN
  • Patent number: 8911034
    Abstract: A housing having a quick-dismounting structure includes a base plate, a covering plate and a switch module. The base plate has a retaining portion. The covering plate has one side against the retaining portion and a switch recess corresponding to the side. The switch module is rotatably disposed in the switch recess and including a holding portion exposed outside the switch recess, a hooking board extended from the holding portion toward the matching board, and an elastic element. The hooking board has a fastening end faced the retaining portion. When the holding portion is moved, the hook piece shifts accordingly and the hooking end-portion is selectably hooked the retaining portion which then lock or disengage the covering plate, for dismounting the covering plate conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Kuo, Chun-Yen Lin
  • Publication number: 20140345316
    Abstract: A modular cooler assembly is disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the modular cooler assembly may be configured to house one or more beverage containers therein. In some instances, the modular cooler assembly may include a number of panels. The panels may be interconnected by way of a number of joints. In certain embodiments, at least one of the panels may be configured to be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Vinayak S. Godbole, Anish Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140339972
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture unit (1) having a frame structure (2), which delimits a box-shaped receiving space (3). On at least one side (4), a partition frame (20) having a partition wall (19) is accommodated. The partition wall (19) can be locked and aligned by means of an adjustment unit (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: FEHRE DESIGN GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Fehre
  • Publication number: 20140306592
    Abstract: A panel system includes a first panel and a second panel coupled together. The second panel includes a first aperture configured to hold a first support element, a second aperture configured to hold a first fastener, and a third aperture configured to hold a second fastener. A first bracket is coupled to the first panel, extends laterally outward from the first panel, and includes a fourth aperture and a fifth aperture formed therethrough. A second bracket is coupled to the first panel, extends laterally outward from the first panel, and includes a sixth aperture formed therethrough. The fourth aperture is configured to accept the first support element therethrough. The fifth aperture is configured to not accept the first fastener therethrough when the second panel is coupled to the first panel. The sixth aperture is configured to not accept the second fastener therethrough when the second panel is coupled to the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Philip F. Hottmann, John F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8833881
    Abstract: A parts storage drawer system is described having part bin dividers that are easily adjusted by sliding the divider along a rail or divider enables changing of divider location without removal of the divider from the drawer. A parts identification card may be coupled to a divider, such as by insertion into a slot within a divider. Furthermore, a parts identification card may be inserted into and removed from a divider without removing or repositioning the divider. A parts storage drawer system may be an insert tray that may comprise one or more molded parts. The parts storage drawer system provides an organizational method for the storage, separation, identification and availability of a variety of parts through the utilization of mechanical means, including dividers having clips that extend over partitions or rails for coupling thereto. Partitions and/or rails may include a plurality of locking segments for detachably attaching dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Forte USA
    Inventors: Mark L Manniso, James L Manniso
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140225493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piece of furniture (1) comprising at least two drawers (2, 3, 4) which lie one above the other and which comprise similar front panels (5) that can be removably connected to lateral walls (6, 7) of the drawers (2, 3, 4) via furniture fittings (10, 20). The furniture fittings (10, 20) can be fixed in bores (51, 52) of the front panels (5) using fixing elements (8) which lie one above the other. Each furniture fitting (10, 20) has three fixing points (11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23) for the fixing elements (8), each said furniture fitting (10, 20) being fixed to the front panel (5) at only two fixing points (11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23) of the furniture fitting (10, 20) by means of the fixing elements (8) in order to determine a different height of the front panel (5) relative to the lateral wall (6, 7) of the drawer (2, 3, 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Ingo Gasser, Emanuel Netzer
  • Patent number: 8801123
    Abstract: A furniture fitting for attaching a front panel to a drawer frame includes a fastening device for the front panel that is associated with the drawer frame, and a connecting element that can be mounted on the front panel. The connecting element includes mounting elements, in particular dowels, for fastening to the front panel, and the connecting element can be fastened to the fastening device in a detachable and in particular position-adjustable manner. The connecting element includes a first part and a second part arranged at a distance from the first part in the mounting position, and the first part of the connecting element can be connected to the front panel by at least two mounting elements and the second part of the connecting element can be connected to the front panel by at least two further mounting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: David Kueng
  • Patent number: 8763432
    Abstract: A laundry device is provided in which a control panel may be mounted/dismounted conveniently according to an arrangement of the laundry device. The laundry device may include a body case which forms an exterior of the laundry device, a panel frame mounted to an upper end or a lower end of a front of the body case, a control panel selectively mounted to a front of the panel frame, and a falling off preventive portion for preventing the control panel from being inadvertently separated from the panel frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ju Han Yoon, Il Tak Han, Sung Gi Hwang, Seong Kyu Kim, Seon Il Heo
  • Publication number: 20140152160
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Sergio Tontarelli
  • Patent number: 8733857
    Abstract: A bezel assembly includes a panel, a shielding member, and a securing member. The panel includes a main body. The main body defines a through hole and a first opening. The shielding member attached to the panel includes a mounting portion. A second opening is defined in the shielding member, and the first opening and the second opening are configured to a data storage extend through to abut the first opening. The securing member secured to the panel includes a latching piece with a cutout. The securing member is slidable relative to the main body between a first position and a second position; when the securing member is in the first position, the mounting portion extends through the through hole to engage with the latching piece; when the securing member is in the second portion, the mounting portion is located on the cutout to disengage from the latching piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi-Ping Wu
  • Patent number: 8733856
    Abstract: A server enclosure includes an enclosure body, and a cover panel located between the first side panel and the second side panel. The enclosure body includes a bottom panel, a first side panel, a second side panel extending from the bottom panel. The first side panel includes a side panel body and a mounting protrusion extending from the side panel body. The cover panel includes a connecting plate, a first cover plate pivotally mounted to the connecting plate, and a mounting element movably mounted to the first cover plate. The mounting element defines a cutout receiving the mounting protrusion. The first cover plate rotates about an axis. The mounting element moves along a first direction from a first position to a second position to enable the mounting protrusion to engage with the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8727461
    Abstract: A furniture fitting for fastening a front panel to a drawer frame includes a connecting element associated with the front panel and which can be pre-mounted on the front panel, and a fastening device associated with the drawer frame and which can be connected to the frame and which has a frame plate. An adjusting plate and adjusting elements are arranged, in particular rotatably, on the adjusting plate and act on the adjusting plate, by which adjusting elements the adjusting plate can be adjusted relative to the frame plate in the height direction (HR) and in the lateral direction (SR). The connecting element can be hooked onto the adjusting plate and, while hooked in, follows the adjustment motions of the adjusting plate relative to the frame plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Holzapfel, Benjamin Hoffmann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8714668
    Abstract: A ready to assemble cabinet includes a first panel that has a first side that corresponds to a base panel and a second panel that has a second panel that corresponds to the second side of that base panel. Each of the first and second panels includes at least one dimension that is unique or different from a dimension on the other panel. These unique dimensions correspond with a specific side of the base panel to prevent incorrect assembly of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Cabinetry LLC
    Inventors: Justin Cash, Thomas H. Fenton
  • Patent number: 8708433
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 8690268
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided which can be manufactured easily. The laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet, a drum rotatably disposed in the cabinet configured to hold laundry therein, a front cover including a door opening to load the laundry in the drum, and at least one panel opening configured to receive a control panel therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong Woo Kang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140055018
    Abstract: A sheet metal planter comprises three panel types, can be assembled with readily available tools, can be disassembled to fit in a compact space, can be made in more than one shape, does not require fasteners in one embodiment or places a modest load on fasteners in another embodiment, and is aesthetically pleasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Dimitri SHEIN, Rodney PITTMAN
  • Patent number: 8634185
    Abstract: A data storage device assembly includes a drive bracket. The drive bracket includes a first side plate and a second side plate which faces to the first side plate. Each of the first side plate and the second side plate defines a slide way which is adapted to receive a data storage device assembly sliding therein. The first piece and a second piece is secured together on the first side plate. The second piece includes a pair of first bent pieces and a pair of second bent pieces connected to edges of the second piece. The pair of first bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of second bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of first bent pieces is secured to the pair of second bent pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui-Fang Yang, Zhi-Ping Wu, Ting-Ting He
  • Patent number: 8622487
    Abstract: A home appliance and a washing machine are provided. With a configuration in which an ornament having a patterned portion on which a predetermined image is formed and a transparent member placed on an outer surface of the ornament are closely attached to each other, it is possible to prevent water from entering a gap between the ornament and the transparent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hye Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 8622490
    Abstract: A water cooler with a rapidly detachable exterior panel. A water cooler with a detachable panel may have a wrapper with at least one detachable panel, and the wrapper may have multiple apertures to receive fasteners that may receive corresponding rear surface projections located on the rear surface of the panel. A water cooler with a detachable exterior panel may have a wrapper with at least one detachable panel, and one or more tensioning devices to cause the exterior panel to be placed in frictional and removable engagement against the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: MTN Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun Yen Wang
  • Patent number: 8622489
    Abstract: A front panel, a pair of side panels, a top panel, and a bottom panel connect to form a cabinet. Optionally, the cabinet includes a rear panel. The front panel includes a pair of master keyways. Each of side panels has a groove and a pair of side keyways. Each groove provides the side panel with an edge profile that connects with one master keyway to couple the side panels with the front panel. Each of top and bottom panels includes a pair of grooves. Each groove provides top and bottom panels with an edge profile that connects with one side keyway to couple the top and bottom panels with the side panels. Optionally, one of the top or bottom panels includes an extender and the front panel includes a groove wherein the extender is received within the groove to limit movement of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: InSourcing Specialists, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip C. Crabtree, II
  • Publication number: 20130342091
    Abstract: A frame for a cabinet is provided. The frame includes a side-to-side beam, a front-to-back beam connected to the side-to-side beam, and a vertical post connected to the side-to-side beam. The front-to-back beam is inset relative to the vertical post to form a cable-routing area along a side of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Walker, Shi Gui Zhang, Robert L. Fritz, Roger D. Segroves, Tomasz K. Waz, Gregory L. McClain, Matthew C. Isoda, Alan F. Wojcik, Roman J. Churnovic, Pierre Perez, Charles T. Newcomb, Michael R. Walters, Mark J. Donnell, Mark A. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20130320829
    Abstract: Modular closet system including side/partition wall elements, rear wall elements, a set of connection profiles for connecting the wall elements and the rear wall elements with one another and functioned elements provided to be fixed to the rear walls of the closet arrangement. The set of connection profiles includes wall coupling profiles for holding the wall elements and the other connection profiles of the set are also coupled. Rear wall functionalizing profiles hold the rear wall elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Rubelko
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Patent number: 8596097
    Abstract: A washing machine is disclosed. The washing machine includes a cabinet, a drum provided inside of the cabinet so as to accommodate laundry, a front panel provided with an opening for inputting laundry into the drum, an outer panel assembled to a front side of the cabinet and having the front panel fixed thereto, and a supplementary panel being fixed to the outer panel and being provided along an outer periphery of the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myung Shik Kim, Ho Il Jeon, Jong Hee Han
  • Publication number: 20130278123
    Abstract: A housing includes a substrate, a connecting member and a latching member. The connecting member is formed on the substrate. The connecting member is made of phenylene pulfide. The latching member is formed on the connecting member. The latching member is made of polycarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: KAI-RONG LIAO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130257243
    Abstract: A semi-full access and full access face frame for a cabinet box is provided, together with a method for making and assembling cabinet boxes. In a semi-full access face frame, the vertical stiles are rotated ninety degrees compared to a traditional face frame. In a full access face frame the vertical stiles and the horizontal rails are rotated ninety degrees compared to a traditional face frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: CAYD PAUL BADER
  • Patent number: 8547695
    Abstract: A removable pad kit for a smart device, such as an iPhone®, an iPad®, a Samsung Galaxy®, a Samsung Galaxy Tab®, or the like, is disclosed. The removable kit may comprise a removable pad. The removable pad is configured to at least partially cover a home button, or the like, of the smart device to protect the home button and prevent accidental or intentional tapping on the home button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8537544
    Abstract: A button assembly for an electronic device includes a housing and a button. The housing defines an opening having two latching blocks. The button is received in the opening. The button includes a button body, two opposite engaging blocks, and two arcuate arms. The engaging blocks are formed on opposite sides of one end of the button body, the arcuate arms are formed on opposite sides of another end of the button body. Each arcuate arm forms an archimedean spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Bi-Feng Li
  • Publication number: 20130234576
    Abstract: A modular furniture building block for providing a modular furniture unit that can be combined with other units to construct or reconstruct any piece of furniture or structure. The modular furniture building block generally includes modular block panels that have a plurality of slots on the surface and/or sides and a plurality of cartridges to connect multiple block panels together at their slots. Multi-port receivers may be attached to the slots and the block panels may be connected by the cartridges via the multi-port receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: James C. Hixson