Top And Vertical Side Patents (Class 312/290)
  • Patent number: 11344113
    Abstract: An improved outdoor patio table with centrally secured outdoor patio heater, and methods of using the same are disclosed. The outdoor patio heater may be secured to the within the patio table without increasing the exterior perimeter of the patio table when securing or removing the patio heater. The patio table may be suitable for applications where there are a plurality of tables in a line and when a patio heater is removed frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 11325242
    Abstract: A toolbox is provided, including a main body, a lid and at least on locking assembly. The main body has a first flange and a first frame. The first frame is disposed on the first flange. The cover has a second flange and a second frame. The second frame is disposed on the second flange. At least one tray or drawer is disposed in the main body. The at least one locking assembly has a first locking unit, a second locking unit, first positioning members and second positioning members. The first locking unit is positioned on the first frame by the first positioning members. The second locking unit is positioned on the second frame by the second positioning members. Each first positioning member is disposed through two side of the first flange. Each second positioning member is disposed through two sides of the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MING SHIN TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 10993602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable dishwashing rack having a base member further having a base plate and at least two vertical walls, at least one lid and at least one removable end wall. At least one removable end wall is adjoined to at least two vertical walls of the base member forming an internal volume. A series of connection assemblies serve to adjoin at least one lid, at least one removable end wall and the base member in different configurations determined by the user of the adjustable dishwashing rack. When washing articles of different sizes, at least one lid may be variably inserted parallel to the base plate of the base member allowing for the user to select and control an internal volume of the adjustable dishwashing rack to match the size of at least one article to be washed within the adjustable dishwashing rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Sims
  • Patent number: 10709295
    Abstract: A drying storage unit is disclosed to enable a user to properly dry a high-use item in a convenient location. The dry storage unit comprising at a cabinet-style storage and the cabinet style storage compartment comprises a top side, a left side, a right side, a bottom side, at least one door open outwardly that is hingedly attached to left side and right side, an inner compartment and a plurality of able shelving brackets disposed along the right, left, and rear walls of the inner compartment. The dry storage unit further comprises more than one adjustable drying rack and a plurality of pole racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Chris Bauer
  • Patent number: 10124864
    Abstract: A pop up storage system for a boat having an opening formed in a deck includes a cabinet beneath the opening in the deck. A drawer is mounted for vertical sliding movement into and out of the cabinet and defines a storage compartment movable between an open position and a closed position. A motion assistance arrangement extends between the cabinet and the drawer, and is configured for assisting in movement of the drawer relative to the cabinet between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Zarn, Kenneth D. Skillings, Terrance Weller
  • Patent number: 10060185
    Abstract: A stool that can be concealed underneath a cabinet. The present invention includes a housing plate with tracks that facilitate the movement of a footplate. The footplate is attached to the housing plate such that the footplate can either be perpendicular or parallel to the face of the cabinet. When the footplate moves from the perpendicular position to the parallel position, it locks into place, providing a secure step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Darla Kinkade
  • Patent number: 9462796
    Abstract: A cooler and tackle box combination includes a compartmentalized utility box, having a cooler section, a bait storage section, and a caddy section. The cooler section is provided with a cushioned seat attached to a top portion thereof. The cooler section is insulated and used to store and transport items desired to be maintained at certain temperatures. The caddy section is provided with trays and drawers to hold a plurality of tackle, fishing, or hunting gear. An outer side surface of the box is provided with a plurality of fastening mechanisms to removably secure fishing rods. The box is provided with an elongated pivoting and extendable handle and a plurality of wheels for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce G. Ellis, Janet C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9310125
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a body provided with a storage compartment having a front side opening, a door rotatably coupled by a coupling member to one side of the body to open/close the front side opening of the storage compartment; and at least one door pocket coupled to an inner side of the door in a way to have a storage space and provided with a first side surface and a second side surface, the second side surface provided at a side facing the storage compartment and the first side surface connected to the second side surface to be positioned adjacent to a side of the door that is open. The second side surface is formed at a position higher than a position of the first side surface to prevent cool air from leaking outside, and stored goods positioned in the storage space are withdrawn through the first side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jang Won Kim, Amitoj Singh, Seok Woo Choi, Jin Jeong, Hyung Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 9259090
    Abstract: An insulated cooler with dual dispensing chutes including an insulated housing having a seating portion disposed thereatop, the seating portion bounded by a three-sided perimeter, wherein each of a pair of dispensing chutes is disposed through an insulated interior cavity between a top hatch, disposed in the three-sided perimeter, and a bottom hatch, disposed in a respective one of a pair of second walls, whereby expedient access to chilled beverages is enabled when each bottom hatch is opened and a beverage is volubly dispensed therefrom to a user seated atop the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Jennifer Dawn Cronin
  • Patent number: 9150332
    Abstract: A container for storing firearm cartridge reloading equipment and supplies. The container has a reinforced shelf that a reloading press can be attached to. The container also includes a mounting location for a powder dispenser and a case trimmer. The container can also have additional storage shelves and can have a door and lid that are openable to allow access and light into the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Ray Behrendt
  • Patent number: 8925338
    Abstract: The present application and the resultant patent provide a chest cooler for dispensing a number of products. The chest cooler may include an outer frame, a number of product compartments within the outer frame, an upper door, and a front door. The front door may include a transparent panel. Some or all of the products are accessible via either the upper door or the front door and visible through the transparent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Jurgen Roekens
  • Patent number: 8905500
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a base assembly having a base member and a back member, first and second cabinet assemblies slidable with respect to the base assembly and having top members and front members, and cooperating with the base assembly to define an interior space. The storage assembly further includes a first guide assembly including a first track member secured to the back member and roller assemblies secured to the top members, and that track within the first track member, and a second guide assembly including a second track member secured to the base member and guide members secured to the front members, and that track within the second track member, and roller assemblies secured to the front members, wherein the roller assemblies are adapted to roll along the second track member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin Larson, Wei Song Lee
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Patent number: 8740165
    Abstract: Embodiments of organizers for point-of-sale systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an organizer includes a planar surface, a mounting bracket, a pole, and an adjustable arm. The pole illustratively fits within apertures in the planar surface and the mounting bracket, and the adjustable arm is connected to the pole and to a monitor mounting plate. In another embodiment, an organizer includes a surface, a mounting bracket, and a monitor support. The surface is configured to be positioned above a cash drawer and is held in place utilizing a front lip and side lips. The mounting bracket is configured to be positioned below the surface and behind the cash drawer. The monitor support passes through apertures in the surface and the mounting bracket, and is configured to position a monitor relative to the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Larry O'Kasick, Kyle Meyer, Adolf Hans Friedebach
  • Patent number: 8696075
    Abstract: An outdoor cooking accessory organization system includes an outdoor cooker and an outdoor cooking accessory cart. The cart has a plurality of storage bays located in the cart top surface with an open top for receiving an item. The cart has a sliding drawer and a retractable cooking shelf with a cutting board surface on a cooking shelf first surface and a grill located on a cooking shelf second surface. The cooking shelf is pivotally mounted and is locked into position via a locking mechanism in a first position with the cutting board surface facing upwards or a second position with the grill facing upwards. The cart has a power supply with a connecting cord for connecting to a power source and a power outlet operatively connected to the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Angel L. Rios
  • Patent number: 8573718
    Abstract: A merchandising unit for consumer goods includes at least one wall formed of one or more panels of electrically switchable glass which are switchable between a first state and a second state. The level of light transmission through the switchable glass is greater in the second state than in the first state. The merchandising unit includes a first compartment for housing the consumer goods. The first compartment includes the at least one wall formed from one or more electrically switchable glass panels, such that in the first state the consumer goods cannot be seen through the at least one wall and in the second state the consumer goods are visible through the at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Griffiths, Andras Tovisi, Guido Ugo
  • Patent number: 8215728
    Abstract: A storage enclosure includes a housing and first and second doors. The housing defines a front opening for permitting access to an interior of the housing. The first door is connected to the first and second side walls and is upwardly pivotable and inwardly slideable from a closed position covering a lower portion of the front opening to an open position uncovering the lower portion of the front opening. The second door is connected to the housing and is upwardly pivotable from a closed position covering an upper portion of the front opening to an open position uncovering the upper portion of the front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Mehmen
  • Patent number: 8157337
    Abstract: A storage assembly 10 which has a plurality of unique storage components 12, 14, and 800 which may be selectively connected in order to provide an optimal storage solution for a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Edwin Dizon Manalang, Larry Mitchell Grela
  • Patent number: 8141962
    Abstract: A robot controlling apparatus ensures that the maintenance work can be property and safety practiced and efficiently uses the space of the housing of the robot controlling apparatus. A robot controlling apparatus is provided with a first housing (1) for accommodating first internal devices (6), a second housing (2) for accommodating second internal devices (7), and a front door (3) supported by a first hinge (4), which is provided on a side of the first housing, being capable of freely opening and closing, wherein a second hinge (5) is provided on the sides of the first and the second housing and the entire first housing is supported by the second hinge being capable of freely opening and closing with respect to the second housing and the accommodating portion (11) extending from a front portion of the second housing under the second front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ohfuchi, Toshitaka Miyazato, Yoshihiro Kusama
  • Patent number: 8038235
    Abstract: A compact portable refrigerator includes caster wheels on its bottom and a removable storage tray on its top. The storage tray is well suited for containing ice and beverage containers. A lid may be provided to selectively enclose and cover the storage tray. Removable display panels may be provided on a door of the refrigerator. Back lighting may be provided to enhance the appearance of the display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick M. Lowery, Kenneth C. Boyle, Rob Brueckner, Michael Kopczewski, Ryan Berger, Barry Markwick
  • Patent number: 8033620
    Abstract: A toolbox with drawers for holding tools and the like and a display rack for holding and displaying such tools. The display rack is movable vertically relative to the toolbox and may assume a first tool accessible and tool visible position and a second position where the tools are not accessible and are not visible. A locking mechanism maintains the inaccessible tool position of the display rack. Preloaded struts operate to extend the display rack to its tool accessible and tool visible condition when the retaining force on the display rack is released. A retaining mechanism is used to hold the display rack in its elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Barry Kane Retchloff
  • Patent number: 8002367
    Abstract: A food refrigerator including a refrigerator compartment for storing therein kimchi, fruit, vegetables, greens, drinking water, wine, beer, etc., and an accessory storage compartment for storing therein a variety of accessories related to the use of the food stored in the refrigerator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Winiamando Inc.
    Inventors: Hyoung Woo Kim, Kyung Ho Park, Hi-In Shin, Seok Jae Choi
  • Publication number: 20110133616
    Abstract: This Food Service Bus Cart is designed to maneuver around tight space found in most full service and buffet style restaurant. Since space are premium in most restaurant, operators usually try to fit as much seating as possible and turn over these seating as quick as possible to be profitable. Most dine-in customers do not like to see dirty dishes nor do they like to hear the sound of dishes being bussed. This equipment saves a lot of running around and time to turn over a table for next seating. People that dines out wants a clean, quiet and service-oriented environment. The bus cart can handle 3 full dish tray, 4 half size glass tray as well as having the function to hold the necessary equipments needed to turn around a seating area in the least amount of time. The trays are designed to stack on top of one another, using coil springs/gravity to handle the collection of numerous dishware and glassware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: David Qin
  • Patent number: 7815263
    Abstract: A candle box for displaying a variety of themes and for safely burning items such as a candle comprising a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, and a back panel. A front panel is removably attached to the first side panel and the second side panel. Attached to the first side panel and the second side panel is a first trim component and a second trim component, wherein the trim components are for covering a storage compartment disposed in the first side panel and the second side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Sandradee N. Wright
  • Patent number: 7744171
    Abstract: This new accessory chest is a four piece sectioned assembly storage chest that will neatly store from top to bottom and throughout the chest, a large or small amount of separated variety of accessory selections of dressing attire that will complement the clothing to be worn and to use as a storage for these accessories until ready to use. A grooming area will be available with a midsection fold down doll valet that also swivels to the other side for apparel dressing, rolls out and lock whereby a storage seat is available there to finalize the dress by putting on the footwear. Pre-dressing and having the accessory attire in one location should have conserved time and shows a ‘preview of how you want to coordinate the apparel/accessories for the occasion’. The suggested variety includes, but not exclusive to: shoes, boots, socks/stockings, sneakers, purses/shoulder bags, belts, scarves/ties, house slippers, hats/caps, gloves, glasses/shades, jewelry variety and even extra hair plus more . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Ellen Lelita Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 7665811
    Abstract: A station for transporting organized medical supplies and dispensing such supplies, the station having a plurality of configurations. In the dispensing configuration, the supplies located in the station can be easily accessed without the need to touch or otherwise manipulate the station. This touch-free access aids to prevent the transmission of pathogens. An upper panel with a number of compartments for medical supplies is connected to the station body to facilitate such touch-free access. The upper panel also supports a touch-free dispenser for hand sanitizer. The station can also be configured easily to a more compact configuration for transport. For example, the dispensing panel is moved from an upright dispensing position to a lowered horizontal position for transportation. Caster assemblies supporting the station enhance mobility for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jason M. Johanning
  • Patent number: 7530366
    Abstract: An cabinet for retaining a vacuum pump. The cabinet includes, in certain embodiments, removable access panels that allow access to the interior of the cabinet and to a vacuum pump placed within the cabinet. In certain embodiments the cabinet includes a top surface and at least one side surface. Portions of these top and side surfaces are removable from the cabinet to allow access to a vacuum pump that can be placed within the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dallas Ricker, Viet X. Nguyen, Bernard John Permar, Jerome M. Szczepaniak, Lindy T. Miller, Eric A. Schneider, Bill Van Ocker
  • Publication number: 20080203861
    Abstract: In combination with a mobile medical medication cart for dispensing medications to a variety of patients, such medical treatment cart consisting of a substantially rectangular cart member having a plurality of drawers disposed on a same side of said cart, having wheels disposed at each corner of said cart and having a top surface thereon, the improvement comprises an acid resistant top surface having a cavity disposed therein. There is a three tiered step down tray for holding pre-measured medications and water. Such three tiered step down tray disposed completely within in the cavity formed in the top surface thereof. A narcotics drawer is disposed on a same side of the cart as such plurality of drawers. The narcotics drawer has a front portion that flips down and slides into the cart member and there is at least one lockable pullout bin disposed in the narcotics drawer for holding narcotic medications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Safronia R. Wingate
  • Patent number: 7411153
    Abstract: A hinge arrangement for a welder enclosure includes a door panel having at least one hinge at one end that is engagable in a slot of a base to allow the door panel to move between a maximum closed position to a maximum open position. The hinge and slot arrangement of the door panel and base allow the door panel to open and close through a rotation point from a maximum open position to a maximum closed position, and also allows complete removal of the door panel at certain positions between the maximum open position and the maximum closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Radtke
  • Patent number: 7387350
    Abstract: A storage container having dual access includes a storage frame, a container lid and a drawer. The storage frame includes a bottom frame, a pair of interconnected side frames and a rear frame defines a first opening in the top of the frame and a second opening in the front of the frame. The removable container lid closes and opens the top opening in the storage container to allow access to the storage container contents. The drawer slides in and out of the second opening to allow a second access point to the contents of the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy D. Killinger, Gilius A. Gaska, Michael L. Pyle, John C. Olson
  • Patent number: 7261384
    Abstract: The armoire includes a concealed, removable bench containing two drawers. In use the bench is removed for seating purposes and the doors of the armoire are opened. A shelf is provided for various tasks such as for use as a make-up counter. A mirror on the inside of the upper section is equipped with lights. Shelves and other accessories contained within the upper section provide convenience for the user. When the armoire is dormant the bench is contained therein with the front of the bench flush with the housing to provide a normal appearance for the armoire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventors: Lester R. Craft, Jr., Stacey M. Craft
  • Patent number: 7150163
    Abstract: A water cooler and cabinet for enclosing the water cooler is disclosed. The water cooler includes a base and a bottle mounted thereon where the base contains an electrical refrigeration system and faucets for dispensing the water. The cabinet includes a top panel, a right side wall, a left side wall, a front door, a rear wall, and a bottom wall. The bottom wall of the cabinet has an inner surface and an outer surface with a plurality of wheels mounted on the outer surface. The front door of the cabinet has an opening through which the faucets are accessible. The rear wall of the cabinet has an opening through which the wiring of the electrical refrigeration system of the water cooler may be accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Andrea H. McAllister
  • Patent number: 6834921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable housing, constructed to accommodate an audio or light mixer, the housing having an accommodating frame for the mixer with a bottom, a front wall, a rear wall, two sidewalls and an upper side. The housing is constructed in such a manner, that the mixer, in operation, can remain connected with the accommodating frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Wilfer
  • Patent number: 6752476
    Abstract: A structure of a garbage-box having a container body and a collection container, a moving door module being provided to the garbage inlet of the container body, characterized in that a sensor is provided to a top plate of the container body to sense the approaching of a person to open the moving door on the container body, another sensor is located within the container body, a pair of corresponding inverted L-shaped guiding rail seat are provided at the inner wall of the container body, the transmission shaft is pivotally mounted to the two guiding rail seats, the two ends of the transmission shaft are respectively mounted with a zigzag gear to drive flexible moving door, the bottom end of the flexible moving door, corresponding to the micro-touch switch, is provided with a pushing block so as to sense the opening of the flexible moving door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Chung Jen Lin
  • Patent number: 6752477
    Abstract: A work station that includes a mobile cabinet and a storage compartment. The storage compartment rests on top of the cabinet and is secured to the cabinet. The storage compartment projects beyond a periphery of the topside of the cabinet. The storage compartment includes a bottom, sidewalls and a lid. The bottom may be secured to the topside of the cabinet. The sidewalls extend upwardly from the bottom on three sides. The lid has a front from which extends a front side. The lid may be hinged to two opposing ones of the sidewalls and be swung between an open position and a closed position. Between the lid and the cabinet is a surface with an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Systemax Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20030201699
    Abstract: A tool cabinet includes a cabinet frame unit with an open top portion, and open front, rear, left and right sides. A receiving tray is mounted in the top portion of the frame unit, and is covered by a top lid. A rear board member is mounted on the frame unit to close the rear side thereof. Parallel slide rails are mounted in the frame unit and cooperate with the receiving tray to define a drawer-receiving space in the cabinet frame unit below the receiving tray. A drawer member is disposed slidably in the drawer-receiving space. Left and right door panels are mounted pivotally on the rear board member and the cabinet frame unit for closing the left and right sides thereof. A front door panel is mounted pivotally on the frame unit for closing the front side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Chin-Chuan Hong, Lian-Kuei Lu
  • Patent number: 6619768
    Abstract: A portable storage container includes a main storage compartment and first and second doors each including a door storage compartment. The doors are pivotally mounted to the main storage compartment and are adapted to move between a closed position and an open position. In the open position, the doors allows access to the open front of the main storage compartment. In the closed position, the doors completely close the open front of the main storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Melaney Northrop, Scott A. Skurdalsvold
  • Publication number: 20030146678
    Abstract: A jewelry organizer for storing jewelry having a plurality of compartments to store jewelry items of various configurations. The jewelry organizer includes pivoting cabinets having earring stands that are slidably received in the cabinets. Drawers are located under the cabinets and have various compartments to hold jewelry items such as bracelets, rings and pins. A pair of doors flanks the drawers and may conceal the drawers when the pair of doors are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Lori Greiner
  • Patent number: 6578938
    Abstract: A combination toolchest and workbench has a base member with an upper surface, and front, back and side edges. An upright rear panel with lateral edges and a top edge, is affixed to the back edge of the base member. A pair of opposed upright side panels, each having a lower edge adjacent to one of the side edges of the base, an upper edge, a forward edge, and a rear edge, are each pivotably attached to one of the lateral edges of the rear panel. The inside surfaces of at least one of the rear and side panels have tool-holding device receptors. The combination toolchest and workbench has a top member and an openable front panel. The combination toolchest and workbench can thus present an array of tools in a securable enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventors: Robert A. Norman, William D. Hart
  • Publication number: 20030080655
    Abstract: A work station that includes a mobile cabinet and a storage compartment. The storage compartment rests on top of the cabinet and is secured to the cabinet. The storage compartment projects beyond a periphery of the topside of the cabinet. The storage compartment includes a bottom, sidewalls and a lid. The bottom may be secured to the topside of the cabinet. The sidewalls extend upwardly from the bottom on three sides. The lid has a front from which extends a front side. The lid may be hinged to two opposing ones of the sidewalls and be swung between an open position and a closed position. Between the lid and the cabinet is a surface with an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Goldberg
  • Patent number: 6520606
    Abstract: An urn display system is provided that can include anywhere from two or more urns stacked one upon another, and an ornament display can be placed on top of the stacked urns. Various connections between adjacent ones of the stacked urns are provided. Also provided is a wall panel removably engaged in a hole in the urn wall to provide access to the receptacle through the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Hewitt Robinson
  • Publication number: 20020078865
    Abstract: A furniture piece which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing includes a storage compartment for storing compact disks, videotape cassettes and the like. The storage compartment includes fixed and adjustable dividers. The storage compartment is adapted to be concealed from view by means of a sliding top which is integrated into the furniture piece thereby to produce an uncluttered appearance as well as easy access to the contents of the storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel Kuvshinikov
  • Publication number: 20020074912
    Abstract: A display having a generally tower-like shape including a body having a plurality of vertically spaced pockets holding paint color samples that may be viewed by a person and selected for viewing in a miniature room located above the body. The room has three side walls for receiving the color samples and an open side for viewing the samples in the room. The floor of the room receives a selected flooring sample made form tile, carpeting, wood, etc. and the top of the room is open to receive either daylight or sunlight from an overhead light source as selected by the viewer so that the viewer will be able to see the chosen paint color in a realistic setting of a room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Leslie Harrington
  • Patent number: 6375289
    Abstract: An organizing cabinet for storing relatively small, loose items in sorted fashion configured to facilitate sorting and storing of the items. The organizing cabinet features a cabinet holding a plurality of storage bins and a sorting plate disposed at an upper portion of the cabinet. The sorting plate is pivotally connected to the cabinet at a pivot axis. The sorting plate has a flat sorting surface and a retaining wall extending along the sorting surface. The retaining wall extends generally parallel to or aligned with the pivot axis and has a dispensing port formed through which sorted items are poured either directly into a selected receptacle or into a user's hand simply by pivoting the sorting plate upwardly about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Zag Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Zvi Yemini
  • Publication number: 20010048268
    Abstract: A composite workstation offers multiple compartments which are created by joining structural panels in perpendicular, parallel, and opposing horizontal configurations. Compartments may contain tools, and supplies that can rapidly be accessed for use or readily secured and protected, by a single user in a field or shop application. This embodiment uses individual panels, joined at intersections to form a composite self-supporting structure. The structure is configured to offer its top surfaces as a worktable. Equipment and supplies that are stored inside the compartments are engaged into useful position by means of leverage, pulleys, and mechanical advantage. The configuration of the structure enables dangerous and unwieldy equipment to be easily and safely used with proper off-feed surfaces and stable support in any location to which it is transported. The focus of this embodiment is towards woodworking. The compact scale of the structure enables conventional compact vehicles to make the invention mobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: Harvey Donald Switkes
  • Patent number: 6283566
    Abstract: A storage rack for stemmed glasses and other containers having apertures with chamfered edges forming sockets for reception of the bases of inverted stemmed glasses. Access slots to the apertures are non radial with respect to the center of the apertures and are preferably tangential to the apertures. A pivotally mounted serving/mixing tray overlies the bases of the stemmed glasses to positively hold them within their sockets with positive holddowns or keeper members positioned to maintain the tray top in place. The rack may be wall mounted or adapted to be supported on a table top or the like and may be provided with carrying handles. In one embodiment, the storage rack is combined with a wine bottle rack having a cradle comprised of wedge shaped support members with contact surfaces inclined at less than 45° to the vertical. The bottles are thus supported above the surface of the shelf and the weight of the bottles themselves holds the them in tight engagement within the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: G. John Doces
  • Patent number: 6282927
    Abstract: A washing machine lid having a lid frame is provided with the lid frame including a forward edge, a rear edge, at least first and second opposite side edges, and upper surface and a lower surface. A housing is detachably mounted to the lid frame by a bracket assembly. The bracket assembly retentively engages the lid frame. At least one isecuring member retentively engages the housing and also retentively engages the bracket assembly for attaching the housing to the lid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel F. Wunderlich, Jordan S. Bruntz, Michael D. Lafrenz, Kirk M. Dunsbergen
  • Patent number: 6267461
    Abstract: A ball storage apparatus is provided for storing a sport ball. The ball storage apparatus includes a ball container defined by a wall and having an upper portion and a lower portion. The ball container is arranged and configured to accommodate the ball to be stored in the apparatus. A mouth, arranged and configured for a ball of the type to be stored in the ball storage to pass therethrough, is disposed toward the upper portion of the ball container. An opening, arranged and configured for the ball of the type to be stored in the ball keeper to pass therethrough, is disposed in the wall and toward the lower portion of the ball container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventors: James L. Dunagan, Janice C. Dunagan
  • Patent number: 6254208
    Abstract: A storage chest comprises: opposing front and rear walls; opposing side walls connecting the front and rear walls, wherein each of the side walls includes a recess having upper and lower horizontal surfaces and a vertical panel extending therebetween; and a shelf including a main panel. The shelf is pivotally attached to at least one of the rear wall, front wall and side walls and is movable between a raised position, in which the main panel is generally upright, with a front edge of the main panel being located above the rear edge, and a lowered position, in which the main panel is generally horizontally disposed and the shelf rests upon the upper horizontal surfaces of the side wall recesses. In this configuration, the shelf can be moved to the raised position so that the lower rear portion of the cavity defined by the front, rear and side walls can be easily accessed and can be used to store items that would not fit beneath a permanently mounted shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Delta Consolidated Industries
    Inventor: Richard A. Samsel
  • Patent number: 6227633
    Abstract: A device for the storage and stretching of resilient headbands of the type having two sides joining to form a curved top. The device is described in various embodiments, providing ample storage for a myriad of hair care and styling items typically possessed by ladies and young girls. A frame closely receives the headbands and secures them separately from the various interior and exterior drawers or compartments. Both vertical and horizontal frame positions are described and both are supported by either fixed structure or by a fixed or rotatable base. Both straight and curved frames are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Sandra Elaine Castillo