With Inner And Outer Closures Patents (Class 312/291)
  • Patent number: 10845116
    Abstract: A flush-mount refrigerator is provided that includes a cabinet defining a compartment and including a pair of side walls that extends forwardly of the compartment. A pair of doors is coupled to the cabinet and positioned on either side of a centerline of the cabinet. The pair of doors are spaced apart by a predetermined spacing. A storage feature is positioned within the compartment of the cabinet and movable between an extended position and a recessed position when one or both of the pair of doors is in an open position. A hinge assembly is coupled to the cabinet and to one of the pair of doors. The hinge assembly includes a six-link mechanism that keeps the door within a predefined distance of at least one side wall when the door is moved from a closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne F. Hunter, Aaron M. Stewart, Daniel Lottinville
  • Patent number: 10684066
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a partition wall partitioning the cabinet, an accommodating unit defining an accommodating space and an opening, where the accommodating space is recessed downward from a horizontal top surface of the partition wall, and the opening is located at an upper portion of the accommodating unit and configured to introduce food therethrough, an accommodating unit door located at the upper portion of the accommodating unit and configured to open and close the opening by moving in a direction parallel to the horizontal top surface, a roller located below the accommodating unit door, where the roller supports the accommodating unit door and allows the accommodating unit door to slidingly move with respect to the partition wall, and an upper rib provided at each of left and right portions of the accommodating unit door and configured to restrict splaying of the accommodating unit door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Daekil Kang
  • Patent number: 10677512
    Abstract: An appliance is installed within a cabinet such that the appliance is not visible from outside the cabinet when a cabinet door of the cabinet is closed. The appliance includes a compartment and an appliance door that selectively seals the compartment. A push-to-open system is coupled to the appliance door. The push-to-open system includes an arm, a push latch and a spring. The arm connects the appliance door to the cabinet door, and the push latch selectively locks the arm in a locked position. The spring causes movement of the arm from the locked position to an unlocked position when the push latch is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paolo Contin, Piotr Jozef Grzyb, Matteo Moroni
  • Patent number: 10544978
    Abstract: An automated, ultra-low temperature freezer having multiple structural features that reduce heat transfer into the freezer, protect its internal mechanical devices against low temperature mechanical binding of their movements, allow defrosting and autoclaving as a result of only minimal changes to the conventional CO2 emergency backup system. A group of freezers are arranged so they can simultaneously provide an HVAC function. A vial management system allows biological samples or vials to be automatically placed in and recovered from the freezer and associates the temperature history with each sample or vial that it was subjected to during its storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Global Cooling, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Berchowitz
  • Patent number: 10179638
    Abstract: A dual-bracketed support system and a corresponding method are disclosed. The dual-bracketed support system includes (i) a first bracket connected to a support structure for a crown portion of an aircraft, (ii) a second bracket, and (iii) a support rod having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is connected to the first bracket and the distal end is connected to the second bracket. The second bracket is configured to allow the support rod to translate along a longitudinal axis defined by the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy Todd King, Kenneth G. Davis, Matthew R. Thomas, Jason W. Mullins, Mitchel D. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9303916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a built-in household appliance (1) comprising a body (2) placed into the furniture, a door (3) providing access into the body (2), a decorative panel (4) mounted on the outer surface of the door (3), at least two adjustment mechanisms (6, 106) fixed on the door (3), providing the decorative panel (4) to be moved with respect to the door (3) by being rotated around its axis and having two positioning screws (5, 105) for the two mutually perpendicular directions, and wherein one of the adjustment mechanisms (6, 106) has a third positioning screw (205), of which the rotational axis extends in the direction the decorative panel (4) is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Arcelik A.S.
    Inventors: Faik Emre Ozyuksel, Osman Vardar, Birol Konak, Umud Yazgan
  • Patent number: 9211843
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for storing objects in the cabin of a vehicle, comprising at least one frame with attachment means, and at least one holding device for mounting the objects, wherein the frame has a contour that, at least in some regions, essentially corresponds to the interior contour of a storage container so that the frame can be arranged in the storage container and can be attached in the storage container with the use of the attachment means, and wherein the holding device can be removably stored in the frame. The assembly according to the invention can be placed in a preassembled state in the vehicle, thus reducing the time required for installation and maintenance, while at the same time making better use of the available space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schmidt, Bjoern Wandmaker
  • Patent number: 9212846
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a first storage chamber, a plurality of doors which open and close an access opening formed at a front surface of the first storage chamber, a hinge assembly which rotatably couples each door to the cabinet, and a basket assembly rotatably coupled to the cabinet with respect to the hinge assembly, the basket assembly being configured to define a second storage chamber which is received in the first storage chamber. The basket assembly includes a basket frame defining the second storage chamber and a basket mounted on the basket frame to receive food stuff when at least one of the doors is opened. The basket assembly is configured such that an access into the basket is enabled through a front face and rear face of the basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Lee, Hang Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9168348
    Abstract: A patient interface device storage system includes a patient interface device structured to deliver a flow of breathing gas to a patient, the patient interface device including a mask, and a storage shell having an outer peripheral wall and a bottom wall which together define a cavity. The cavity is sized and configured to receive and hold at least a portion of the mask. The bottom wall includes a first attachment member structured to be selectively engaged with a second attachment member associated with a gas delivery device in a manner such that the storage shell and the patient interface device are coupled to and held by the second attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Earl Hieber, James Allen Hicks, Jonathan Paul Todd
  • Patent number: 9080808
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a refrigerator body having at least one storage compartment and an opening, and a main door for opening and closing the storage compartment, the main door also having an opening corresponding to a receiving compartment formed therein. A sub door may be provided to open and close the opening of the main door, and a gasket may be provided along an edge of a rear surface of the sub door to contact a front surface of the main door and seal an interior of the main door when the sub door is closed. A heat transfer member may extend from the inside of a side to the inside of a front surface of the main door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hojin Choi, Seokhoon Kang, Seongjin Kim, Youngnam Kim, Sanghu Park
  • Patent number: 8936330
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that includes a cabinet configured to define a profile thereof, the cabinet including a laundry introduction opening formed therein, a door configured to open and close the laundry introduction opening, a hinge including a first pivot to rotate the door along a first rotational direction and a second pivot to rotate the door along a second rotational direction that is different from the first rotational direction, a guide part installed in the cabinet having a guide groove recessed a predetermined depth therein, and a connection part installed in the door, the connection part including a guide projection received in the guide groove of which a moving path is guided, and an opening angle of the opening being variable based on positions of the guide projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kihyuk Kim, Seunghyun Song, Minjung You, Yongcheol Jin, Eunyoung Jee, Hongjun Cho, Sanghun Bae, Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8911040
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a body having a cooling chamber, a door configured to open or close the cooling chamber, and a cover disposed at a front region of the cooling chamber so as to be movable up and down. Under such configuration, a temperature change occurring from a predetermined region inside the cooling chamber when the cooling chamber is open, can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myungdong You, Minsup Kim, Seonkyu Kim, Junyi Heo, Insun Yeo
  • Patent number: 8857930
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a storage container that may be selectively coupled to a refrigerator body or to a door by a storage container support device is provided. The refrigerator may include a refrigerator body having a storage compartment formed therein, a rotatable door to open or close the storage compartment, a gasket provided between the door and the refrigerator body, a storage container that may be selectively coupled to the door or to the refrigerator body, a storage container support device provided at the door, the refrigerator body or the storage container to allow the storage container to be selectively coupled to and supported by the refrigerator body or the door, and a control device provided in the door to selectively control operation of the storage container support device from an exterior of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jihyun Im, Moongyo Jung, Jindong Kim, Gyeongjin Jang, Myoungju Kang
  • Patent number: 8814284
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a refrigerator. With the present embodiment, a user can easily draw in and out foods stored in a storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Su-Won Lee, Kyung-Eun Lee, Han Rim Song
  • Patent number: 8801124
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a storage container that may be selectively coupled to a refrigerator body or to a door by a storage container support device is provided. The refrigerator may include a refrigerator body having a storage compartment formed therein, a rotatable door to open or close the storage compartment, a gasket provided between the door and the refrigerator body, a storage container that may be selectively coupled to the door or to the refrigerator body, a storage container support device provided at the door, the refrigerator body or the storage container to allow the storage container to be selectively coupled to and supported by the refrigerator body or the door, and a control device provided in the door to selectively control operation of the storage container support device from an exterior of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moongyo Jung, Jindong Kim, Gyeongjin Jang, Myoungju Kang, Jihyun Im
  • Patent number: 8770682
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a first storage chamber, a plurality of doors which open and close an access opening formed at a front surface of the first storage chamber, a hinge assembly which rotatably couples each door to the cabinet, and a basket assembly rotatably coupled to the cabinet with respect to the hinge assembly, the basket assembly being configured to define a second storage chamber which is received in the first storage chamber. The basket assembly includes a basket frame defining the second storage chamber and a basket mounted on the basket frame to receive food stuff when at least one of the doors is opened. The basket assembly is configured such that an access into the basket is enabled through a front face and rear face of the basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Lee, Hang Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 8517478
    Abstract: A medicine cabinet has refrigeration capability for storing sensitive bathroom items. An evaporation tray is provided to receive condensation from the refrigeration system and evaporate it to the atmosphere without disrupting ornamental characteristics. The refrigerator compartment is preferably a modular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Robern, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Diemel, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8506023
    Abstract: A handgun safe including a tray to receive a handgun and a lid operatively associated with the tray such that the tray may slide horizontally with respect to the lid to selectively reveal or conceal the interior portion of the tray. In all embodiments the height of the lid is less than the height of the tray. The handgun safe may further include a latch associated with the lid and tray configured to secure or lock the tray in a closed position with respect to the lid. The handgun safe may further include an electronic switch configured to cause the latch to disengage. The electronic switch may include a biometric scanner, electronic lock or other security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: QuickDrawer LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dennis Goldie
  • Publication number: 20130043776
    Abstract: A two stage opener (50) for an EUV RSP (32, 34) includes an outer RSP pod opener (42, 44) having: 1. a RSP latch mechanism (42rlm) for latching a sealed outer RSP pod (32, 34) in place on the RSP pod opener (42, 44) and 2. a RSP lock/unlock mechanism (42lulm) for unlocking the RSP pod (32, 34) so the RSP pod opener (42, 44) can separate a RSP pod cover (32c, 343c) from a RSP pod door (32d, 34d). After the RSP lock/unlock mechanism (42lulm) unlocks the RSP pod (32,34), the RSP pod opener (42, 44) separates the RSP pod door (32d, 34d) from the RSP pod cover (32c, 34c) thereby exposing a metal case (20). The pod opener (50) also includes a metal case opener (52) having at least two (2) arms (56) for receiving and supporting the metal case cover (22) while the two stage pod opener (50) separates the metal case base (24) from the metal case cover (22) thereby exposing the hare reticle (26) carried on the metal case base (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kung Chris Wu
  • Publication number: 20130002113
    Abstract: An improvement in the door of a household electrical appliance which comprises a bipartite rotary door containing an outer door (10), an intermediary door (20) disposed behind the outer door (10), and an inner rotary door (30). In the second embodiment, the improvement in the door of a household electrical appliance comprises a bipartite tilt door containing an outer door (10), an intermediary tilt door (60) disposed between the outer door (10) and am inner door (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MULLER ELECTRODOMETICOS S/A
    Inventor: Aurimar Antonio Bassanezi LOSS
  • Patent number: 8333446
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for preventing leakage of cooling air in a refrigerator, comprising: a refrigerator main body having a storage chamber for storing food therein; a shelf for dividing the storage space and placing food thereon; an inner door for opening/closing an opened front face of the unit storage space divided by the shelf and preventing the leakage of cooling air; and a guide unit guiding a horizontal-linear reciprocating motion of the inner door as it angularly rotates for opening/closing the opened front face of the unit storage space. Accordingly, the leakage of cooling air in other unit storage spaces can be prevented when food is taken out from one of a plurality of unit storage spaces provided in the storage chamber of the refrigerator, thereby minimizing a temperature change in the storage chamber as well as minimizing the loss of cooling air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sang-Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 8215520
    Abstract: Systems for deterring theft of retail products. Systems of this invention provide theft deterrent dispensing modules for dispensing products and may incorporate theft deterrent measures including mechanical deterrents, time delays and sound. The dispensing modules may include one or more pusher assemblies for dispensing product. Certain systems of this invention may also include a lockout feature, so that one only pusher assembly may be activated to dispense a product at one time. In some embodiments, a door assembly may be provided as an additional theft deterrent mechanism so that access to additional product not yet dispensed by the pusher assembly is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Roger K. Miller, Paul Dowd, Patrick Davey Shealey
  • Patent number: 8146674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for storing hazardous material. The apparatus includes storage containers each of which stores a hazardous material storage box containing hazardous material. The hazardous material storage box is extracted from or retracted into the storage container by a transfer means. A fire sensor is provided in each storage container to detect a fire occurring in the storage container. A temperature sensor is provided in each storage container to sense a temperature in the storage container. An injection nozzle is provided in each storage container. The injection nozzle injects nitrogen into the storage container from a nitrogen supply unit when a fire is detected. An outlet pipe connection passage and a flexible outlet pipe connection tube are provided to exhaust gas from the storage containers. A collecting container is provided in the lower end of the apparatus to collect and store leakage liquid of hazardous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chang Sung Ace Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeu Yong Lee
  • 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: 8124010
    Abstract: A reusable container for the sterile transfer of pharmaceutical recipients, in particular of syringe bodies. The container comprises an outer case and a sterilizable interior, wherein the interior is microbially isolated from the environment of the container. The interior has at least one holder for accommodating at least one nest for storing a plurality of pharmaceutical recipients. The nest can be removably accommodated in the holder. The container further has at least one container door for removing or introducing the nest into the interior and at least one lock for coupling the container to a sterile space. The lock is configured in such a way that, after coupling to the sterile space, it is possible to open the container door without substantially suspending sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: F. Hoffman-La Roche AG
    Inventors: Rolf-Dieter Gabel, Martin Knierim
  • Patent number: 7762635
    Abstract: A cabinet (1) for first-aid products with an illustrated array of products distributed over and visible from a front side of the cabinet where the products can be easily grasped. The cabinet (1) includes a cabinet body (7) and two doors (2,3). A first door (2) to an inner space (4) of the cabinet (1) can be locked, the first door (2) includes openings (5) disposed to enable first-aid products to be taken out through the door (2). A second door (3) which is not lockable, is arranged on the outside of the first door (2) and the space (4) is intended to accommodate a store of first-aid products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Cederroth International AB
    Inventor: Davorin Spoljaric
  • Publication number: 20100163566
    Abstract: An exemplary screw protection cover is provided, which includes a cover head, a cover body and a positioning piece. The cover body protrudes outward axially from one end thereof and is coaxially disposed with the cover head. The positioning piece protrudes outward from the peripheral edge of the cover head toward the cover body and is at the same side with the cover body. The positioning piece includes a stop catch disposed at the distal end thereof away from the cover head. The invention also discloses a shell assembly using the screw protection cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: SHI-JIN LONG, LI CHENG
  • Patent number: 7744173
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided with a cabinet having a door that is openable by a user to provide access to a refrigeration compartment. A storage bin is located in the refrigeration compartment and accessible upon the opening of the cabinet door. A mounting system is arranged for the storage bin, supporting the storage bin for movement into and out of the refrigeration compartment. A latch is carried on the cabinet door to be selectively engaged by the user with a latch receiving portion of the storage bin. When the latch is engaged with the latch receiving portion, the storage bin will be pulled out of the refrigerator upon the opening of the cabinet door, and when the latch is disengaged from the latch receiving portion, the storage bin will remain in the refrigeration compartment, unless manually moved by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Weston Maglinger, Martin Shawn Egan, Aidan C. Kunkle, Richard Bruce Mills
  • Patent number: 7744170
    Abstract: A weather resistant permit display apparatus includes a base, a cover hingedly connected to the base and a permit display panel connected to the base inside of the cover when the cover is in a closed position. A transparent portion of the cover allows a permit mounted on the display panel to be viewed through the closed cover. The display panel may be hingedly connected to the base to provide access to a document bin positioned behind the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Pro-Vent, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay B. Rutler
  • Patent number: 7699414
    Abstract: A cover for a drawer to prevent objects placed therein from obstructing the movement of the drawer when it is opened or closed. The cover has a guard member in the form of a sheet with a flange member secured on one end there of. The flange member in conjunction with at least one fastener secures the cover to the drawer back. The at least one fastener may be a screw, bolt, or other similar fastener. The flange member may be provided with a number of apertures that corresponds to the number of fasteners. The at least one fastener may be a hook and loop fastener commonly known as Velcro®. The hook and loop fastener allows the user to install and remove the cover without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Rhonda Shevrin
  • Patent number: 7044569
    Abstract: A modular drawer system provides a system of interchangeable components that are easy to assemble. The system requires few fasteners because most of the parts are slidably interconnected. Many parts perform dual functions. A removable lock tray and a tracking mechanism to provide easier steering of a rolling cart are provided. A lock bar assembly with few moving parts is easily assembled. In addition, an accessory track provides two types of attachments for accessories, a more flexible, snap-on attachment and a more permanent, bolted attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Artromick International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea, Mark A. Relyea, Kristen K. Hestrom, Frank R. Wilgus, Donald J. Staufenberg, Gary L. Claypoole
  • Patent number: 7001000
    Abstract: A drawer assembly includes a drawer having a bottom wall, first and second opposing end walls, and first and second opposing side walls. The end and side walls cooperate to define an open top for receiving and removing contents. First and second longitudinal top rails are formed with respective first and second side walls. A removable lid covers the open top of the drawer in a first assembly configuration. The lid has first and second opposing major surfaces, first and second opposing end edges, and first and second opposing side edges. The side edges of the lid include respective longitudinal channels adapted for receiving the longitudinal top rails of the drawer to slide the lid over the open top. An indent is formed with at least one of the first and second longitudinal top rails of the drawer. A detent is formed with at least one of the first and second longitudinal channels of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Abel A. Irizarry
  • Patent number: 6994409
    Abstract: A controlled access dispensing unit arranged to permit selective access to supply items within a portion of the dispensing unit. Preferably, the dispensing unit includes a cabinet arranged to hold a plurality of supply items. An enclosure assembly desirably includes a first panel and a second panel positioned in a plane substantially parallel to and aligned with a plane defined by the first panel. The two panels each comprise an opening that together defines a variable size and moveable access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dispensesource, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Godlewski
  • Patent number: 6964463
    Abstract: Enclosure for holding an electrical device with dual access panels for safely limiting access to the device while allowing maintenance thereof. The housing defines an access opening with a limited accessing construction thereover. Interior and exterior panels are included each movable to be closed and opened. The interior panel is preferably transparent to facilitate viewing therethrough. The exterior panel is preferably metal and is hinged to the housing for movement between closed and opened positions. Individual accessing apertures can be defined in the interior and exterior panels to allow localized access by servicing personnel. Specific positioning of the access opening in the interior and/or exterior panels provides access to limited areas of the electrical device within the housing and prevents access to other areas for safety. The interior panel can have indicia imprinted thereon to facilitate servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: HindlePower, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Hindle, Carlos A. Infante
  • Patent number: 6877829
    Abstract: A drawer assembly includes a drawer having a bottom wall, first and second opposing end walls, and first and second opposing side walls. The end and side walls cooperate to define an open top for receiving and removing contents. First and second longitudinal top rails are formed with respective first and second side walls. A removable lid covers the open top of the drawer in a first assembly configuration. The lid has first and second opposing major surfaces, first and second opposing end edges, and first and second opposing side edges. The side edges of the lid include respective longitudinal channels adapted for receiving the longitudinal top rails of the drawer to slide the lid over the open top. An indent is formed with at least one of the first and second longitudinal top rails of the drawer. A detent is formed with at least one of the first and second longitudinal channels of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Abel A. Irizarry
  • Patent number: 6851772
    Abstract: A closure for a container includes a first surface having a front end, a rear end, a first side and a second side. A first sidewall extends a predetermined distance from said first side of said first surface. A second sidewall extends a predetermined distance from said second side of said first surface. At least one notch is formed in said first sidewall for engaging a shelf for selectively mounting the closure on the shelf during non-use of a container and for closing an opening in a top of a container when the container is positioned on the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Universal Lid Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent P. Tippmann, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6811232
    Abstract: A rectangular drawer has an upstanding partition extending between the drawer side walls and dividing the drawer into front and rear compartments. A rectangular tray has a bottom wall and upstanding front, rear and opposed side walls, the tray side walls having lateral flanges at their upper edges, slidably supported on upper edges of the drawer side walls for movement of the tray between an open and closed positions, respectively uncovering and covering one of the compartments. A key-actuated lock mechanism locks the tray to the partition in the closed position. In one embodiment, the lock mechanism is mounted forwardly of the tray and has a movable latch member movable into engagement in a slot in the partition and, in another embodiment, the latch mechanism is on the partition and the latch member moves into engagement with one of two different slots in the bottom wall of the tray, arranged so that the tray can be reversibly mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Jimmy T. Doan, Vincenzo Ditta, Jason C. Chan, Robert Steven Burns, Russell W. Carruthers
  • Publication number: 20040140742
    Abstract: A table device includes a housing having a channel to slidably receive a drawer, a seat disposed on the housing, and a board rotatably supported on the seat for rotatably supporting objects, such as computers. A frame is rotatably supported between the seat and the board with a number of balls. The housing includes two bulges, the seat includes two cavities to receive the bulges and to retain the seat on top of the housing. Two or more blocks may be selectively or adjustably disposed between the seat and the housing to adjust the computer and the seat to different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Jan Ban Liu
  • Patent number: 6733095
    Abstract: A compartmented storage organizer for vitamins and herbal supplements comprising a housing member having a plurality of recesses located on the front surface thereof and a corresponding number of like-sized bins to be slidably retained therein for storage or removed by the user to take with them for use as a pillbox and to be returned thereafter. The bins are magnetically maintained within the housing. A means for individually dispensing tablets is further included to assist the elderly and infirm when removing the contents therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Lorie E. Rieb
  • Patent number: 6648430
    Abstract: A table with improved wheelchair accessibility includes a bridge member securable in a selected alignment with the tabletop to extend a supporting surface of the table between the armrest sections of a wheelchair. The bridge member includes a supporting surface that is substantially coplanar with the supporting surface of the tabletop when the bridge member is secured in the selected alignment with the tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Patapsco Woodworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jane M. Rohde, Charles M. Beavan
  • Patent number: 6616109
    Abstract: A mounting device including an upper and lower bracket. The lower bracket is generally L-shaped, for supporting the base of a waste basket or container. The upper bracket includes a flanged device that can be mounted to the interior of any door and support the upper lip or upper edge of a waste basket or container in position while the lower bracket supports the lower wall of any waste basket or container in place during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventors: Shawn R. Jarrett, David R. Murphey
  • Publication number: 20030160549
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a lid cover for an oxygen mask dispensing container. The device includes a stationary plate having a cover that is adjustable relative to the plate by means of a spring such that an outermost lid cover is capable of easily mating with the opening in the interior lining of an aircraft. The lid is spring-biased toward the plate such that when the plate is attached to the oxygen mask dispensing container body, the lid is automatically pulled into position relative to the opening in the interior lining of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Dennis P. Pietrantoni, Jeffrey M. Sabin, Scott J. Tokasz
  • Publication number: 20030076014
    Abstract: A desk having a traditional appearance incorporates an easel or workstand for supporting a work piece in a closeable drawer adjacent the work surface of the desk. The easel comprises a folding panel pivotally mounted on edge of a side drawer. The panel pivots from a closed position, wherein the panel is folded into the top of the drawer and the drawer can be closed, to an open position, wherein the panel is upwardly and outwardly inclined so as to be in position to support work on the easel. A rail on the bottom of the easel supports work on the easel. The easel can serve as a writing surface when the easel is closed and the drawer is open. The desk includes a central drawer having a fold-down front panel that serves as a keyboard drawer, and computer accessory storage areas in other portions of the desk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: James O. Kelley, Ralph J. Byma, Gregg J. Persons, Michael D. Warren
  • Patent number: 6491621
    Abstract: A incubator door having a double walled construction where two parallel walls, an inner and an outer wall are spaced apart to form a passageway therebetween. The inner wall is easily removable from the door for cleaning of the interior of the walls by means of a hinge affixed to the outer wall that holds both of the walls together and which has sockets formed therein. The inner wall has tabs at its bottom that fit into the sockets to hold the bottom of the inner door pivotally to the hinge. There is a slot formed in each of the sockets of a sufficient size to allow the thickness of the inner wall to pass through the slot to be removed from the hinge. The other transverse dimension of the tab is larger and does not pass through the slot. Thus, by pivoting the inner wall so that it aligns with the slot, the inner wall can be readily removed from the outer wall. The upper portion of the inner wall is also held from pivoting by a resilient latch that holds the inner wall in position to the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Dykes
  • Publication number: 20020180320
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rectangular container having front and back walls and a pair of side walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall. Hooks extend away from the top corners of the front and back walls which hooks are used to engage conventional hanging rails installed in many desks and file cabinets. The container further includes partitioning dividers extending the bottom wall to divide the internal space of the container into vertically oriented compartments. The vertical dimension of the dividers can be less than the vertical dimension of the side walls to provide a space within the container above the dividers. A rectangular tray is provided with supports for slidable positioning in the space. The tray includes hooks at the corners that extend away from each top corner of the tray to engage the side walls of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Donna B. Amsterdam
  • Patent number: 6401478
    Abstract: A modular ice maker having a frame formed from a base, a tub resting on the base, and a pair of opposing side panels affixed to opposing sides of side tub and base assembly. The ice maker has a refrigerated compartment with a ice forming and dispensing device and an ice storage bin receiving and storing ice from the ice forming and dispensing device. An inner door or chute rotates about a horizontal axis to provide access to the ice storage bin and to provide a surface extending outwardly of the refrigerated compartment to redirect and guide dropped ice back into the ice storage bin. An outer door sealingly closing the refrigerated compartment is provided with a surface adapted for providing a camming action to drive the inner door upwardly when the outer door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Dasher, Scott E. Roales, Daniel H. Quinlan
  • Publication number: 20020067108
    Abstract: A rectangular drawer has an upstanding partition extending between the drawer side walls and dividing the drawer into front and rear compartments. A rectangular tray has a bottom wall and upstanding front, rear and opposed side walls, the tray side walls having lateral flanges at their upper edges, slidably supported on upper edges of the drawer side walls for movement of the tray between an open and closed positions, respectively uncovering and covering one of the compartments. A key-actuated lock mechanism locks the tray to the partition in the closed position. In one embodiment, the lock mechanism is mounted forwardly of the tray and has a movable latch member movable into engagement in a slot in the partition and, in another embodiment, the latch mechanism is on the partition and the latch member moves into engagement with one of two different slots in the bottom wall of the tray, arranged so that the tray can be reversibly mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Jimmy T. Doan, Vincenzo Ditta, Jason C. Chan, Robert Steven Burns, Russell W. Carruthers
  • Patent number: 6361130
    Abstract: A storage cabinet, comprises a first frame for mounting on a wall structure; a second frame hinged for movement with respect to the first frame; a plurality of transverse members arranged in the first and second frames; a plurality of hooks, pins or the like, mounted to the transverse members for supporting a stored item, such as jewelry; a separation membrane hinged for movement with respect to the first and second frames for segregating the stored item supported by the supporting member of the first frame from the stored item supported by the supporting member of the second frame; and a cover member mounted on the second frame. The separation membrane may be a transparent member, such as a flexible plastic sheet, for facilitating visual observation of the stored item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Ellen Kardy
  • Patent number: 6164738
    Abstract: A storage and sterilization tray assembly for sterilizing, transporting and storing surgical instruments includes a rack having a top, a bottom and four sides, and at least one slidably mounted drawer carried therein. At least one of the sides includes at least one pivotally mounted door which is moveable between a closed position in which the at least one slidably mounted drawer is retained in the rack, and an open position in which the at least one slidably mounted drawer may be slid at least partially out of the rack. The door also serves to stabilize the rack against tipping when in its open position. Preferably, one or more removable trays are carried in the drawer, and the rack includes a plurality of openings in the top, bottom and sides, aligned with openings in the drawer, for permitting ingress and egress of sterilant therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary T. Dane, Valentine T. Faust, III, Todd Bettenhausen, Cary Bettenhausen
  • Patent number: 6129433
    Abstract: A versatile drawer organizer structure for segregating a plurality of items. The structure includes a main compartment and two adjustable side compartments located on each side of the main compartment. Each of the side compartments can slide toward the main compartment or away from the main compartment thus decreasing and increasing the size of the side compartments and decreasing and increasing the overall width of the structure so that the structure precisely fits within the inside width of the drawer. The overall width of the structure can be adjusted without cutting of the material making up the structure and without making any permanent alterations to the structure. Thus, the structure can be easily sized to precisely fit the inside width of a large number of different drawers and many other enclosed spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Dynatec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gayle Rosenberg, Eli Pine, Dale C. Gledhill