Horizontally And About Horizontal Axis Patents (Class 312/323)
  • Patent number: 11109705
    Abstract: Medication-receivers for safely and securely receiving the temporarily delivery of medications are discussed. Such medication-receivers may be removably attached to exterior doors of structures such as, but not limited to, residences and/or businesses, without damage to such exterior doors, and in a manner that minimizes and/or deters theft of contents of the given medication-receiver. Such medication-receivers may have a cabinet and a downward sliding drawer for receiving the medication. The drawer may be locked to the cabinet. Such medication-receivers may be outfitted with various electronics that may facilitate safe and secure delivery of medication, including locking and unlocking of the drawer, delivery verification, recipient pickup verification, secure access controls, tamper monitoring, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Securum Capsa, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Raphael, Jason Scott Altman, Elias Yael Marquez Flores
  • Patent number: 11083312
    Abstract: A shelf assembly (1) for products comprising a shelving section (5) with at least one shelf (6), which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (13) between a display position, in which the shelf is accessible from the front (7) of the shelving section, and a refill position, in which the shelf is accessible from the rear (8) of the shelving section. The shelf assembly further comprises a support (9), which has a sledge (10) rotatably supporting the shelving section and being movable in a forward-rearward direction. When the shelving section is rotated from the display position to the refill position, the sledge is first moved forwards, and then rearwards back to its starting position. The shelving section further comprises a frame (16) having opposite first and second side posts (17, 18), wherein the shelf is mounted between the side posts at art arbitrary height. The shelf is provided with a respective clamping portion at opposite ends of the shelf, fixing the shelf at the side posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Henning Bersagel, Håkan Sjölander
  • Patent number: 10939581
    Abstract: An immersion liquid cooling tank rack for heat-generating components includes immersion liquid cooling tanks for containing a coolant liquid. Horizontal extendable slide rails are mounted on opposing side faces of each tank and on opposing side walls of the rack. The horizontal extendable slide rails are movable between a closed position and an extended open position to allow the tanks to slide horizontally in and out of the rack. Support structures are mounted to the base of each of the immersion liquid cooling tanks. Each support structure includes a wheel assembly disposed at the base of the support structure. The support structures extend from the base of the tank to a floor surface supporting the rack. The horizontal extendable slide rails and the support structures substantially support an operational immersion liquid cooling tank during a horizontal translation of the tank between the closed position and the extended open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yu-Nien Huang, Yung-Hsiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10798844
    Abstract: An apparatus provides an extendable rail assembly including a track for securing to a rack, a first rail slidably coupled to the track, and a second rail slidably coupled to the first rail. The first rail is movable relative to the track between retracted and extended positions, wherein the first rail includes first and second rail sections coupled together by a pivot joint. The second rail is movable relative to the first rail between retracted and extended positions. Furthermore, with the first rail in the extended position and the second rail in the extended position, the pivot joint allows the second rail and the second rail section of the first rail to pivot relative to the track and the first rail section of the first rail. A pair of rail assemblies may be secured to a rack to support a member, such as a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Hsing Lee, ZhenDe Fu, Wan-Ya Lin, Jui-Yun Chang
  • Patent number: 10653024
    Abstract: A door opening and closing mechanism includes: a door configured to open and close a front side opening of a housing, wherein an electronic device is housed in the housing and is exposed through the front side opening; and an accommodation mechanism configured to accommodate the door in the housing when the door is in open state. The accommodation mechanism includes: an opening and closing action unit configured to cause an opening action and a closing action of the door; and a retracting action unit configured to retract the opening and closing action unit into the housing so as to accommodate the door in the housing, when the door is brought in open state by the opening and closing action unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Watanabe, Akihiko Kodama, Noboru Shiozawa, Makoto Miwa, Shigenori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10588236
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electronic device. The enclosure has a rear base defining a cavity for holding the electronic device and having one or more input/output connectors. The enclosure has a front cover coupled to the rear base. The enclosure has a backplane within the cavity of the rear base. The backplane has a printed circuit board. The enclosure has as interconnect that electrically connects the printed circuit board with the one or more input/output connectors. The interconnect has a cross-hatched ground (or power) plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly A. Dane, William K. Magee
  • Patent number: 10485132
    Abstract: An example rail kit includes a bracket assembly that is attachable to opposing columns of a device rack, a middle rail that is slidably engaged by the bracket assembly, and an inner rail that is connectable to an electronic device and slidably engaged by the middle rail. The rail kit may include a rail lock that is attached to the bracket assembly and that is to, when the inner rail is not engaged by the middle rail and the middle rail is located at a first position that is forward of a fully retracted position, lock the middle rail by engaging a depression in the middle rail such that the middle rail is prevented from sliding rearward. The rail lock may be released as a result of the inner rail being slid toward a retracted position while engaged by the middle rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin Peter Bold, James Jeffery Schulze
  • Patent number: 10362706
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to server systems with hinge mechanisms. In one example, a server system includes a first enclosure and a second enclosure, the first and second enclosure each include a front end and a back end disposed opposite to each other, the front end having an opening. The server system further includes a hinge mechanism, the hinge mechanism connecting an upper edge of the back end of the first enclosure to an upper edge of the front end of the second enclosure. The first enclosure is adapted to rotate around the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Geoffrey Sun, Chun-han Lin, Chang Yu Chen, Ku-Hsu Nien, Tse-Jen Sung
  • Patent number: 10264700
    Abstract: An electronic device and a positioning structure capable of positioning a casing are provided. The electronic device includes a box, a casing and a positioning structure. The box has a slide rail and a first positioning portion therein. The casing is slidably disposed on the slide rail. The positioning structure includes a positioning element and a pressing element. One end of the positioning element and one end of the pressing element are connected to the casing. Another end of the positioning element is connected to another end of the pressing element. When the casing slides along the slide rail such that the positioning element is aligned to the first positioning portion, the positioning element is positioned to the first positioning portion, and the pressing element is adapted to be pressed such that the positioning element is separated from the first positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: You-Hsiung Lu, Shuen-Chuan Chiang
  • Patent number: 9996048
    Abstract: An access door of an imaging device is movable between a raised closed position, a lowered open position, and a raised open position. A linkage assembly includes a lower link connected to the access door using a first revolute joint and an upper link connected to the access door using a compound joint. The compound joint is transformable between a prismatic joint and a second revolute joint, with the compound joint forming the prismatic joint as the access door moves between the raised closed position and the lowered open position and forming the second revolute joint as the access door moves between the lowered open position and the raised open position. The compound joint as the prismatic joint allows translational motion of the access door relative to the upper link. The compound joint as the second revolute joint allows rotational motion of the access door relative to the upper link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Keniston, Ryan Jay Alfonso Dumaquita, Christopher Kent Washing
  • Patent number: 9950673
    Abstract: Drawer arrangements are provided which include a drawer connected to a support structure having three guides for the path of the drawer between open and closed positions, at least two of which are operational at any given position of the drawer, as it moves both horizontally and vertically between different locations. In a closed position, the drawer is supported near its horizontal extremities and rests in a position that resists horizontal motion. In fully extended open positions, the drawer is supported in a cantilevered manner from the support structure. Intermediate the fully closed and fully extended positions, the drawer is supported in inclined positions which provide access to contents therein. The present invention also includes mounting structure which facilitates connection at a variety of locations under the floor of a motor home, with exterior accessibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MORryde International, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Granzotto, Adam Timmins
  • Patent number: 9924609
    Abstract: An enclosure having a rear base defining a cavity for holding one or more electronic devices. The enclosure includes a front cover coupled to the rear base and movable between an open position and a closed position. The enclosure includes a chassis mounted within the cavity of the rear base and a drawer chest having a multiple drawers within the cavity of the rear base. The drawer chest is connected to the chassis, and the multiple drawers are configured to receive the one or more electronic devices. The enclosure includes one or more connectors that are exposed outward and provide a connection to a host electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Transtector Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly A. Dane, William K. Magee, Peter R. Bokma
  • Patent number: 9914606
    Abstract: One example includes an apparatus comprising spaced apart rails, each of the rails including an opposing slot that extends longitudinally and parallel to each other and terminates at a stop located at an end of the rail. Support holders may attach to opposing sidewalls of a cassette body insertable between the rails. Elongated rods may link each rail and a corresponding one of the support holders. One end of each rod may fit in a respective slot to enable longitudinal movement of the rods relative to the rails, engagement between the one end of each rod and respective rail stop cooperating to enable rotation of the rods relative to the rails in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal movement. Another end of each of the rods may be movably retained within a respective one of the support holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter J Boucher, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 9775458
    Abstract: An under cabinet brewing cartridge holder includes a cartridge rack which both pivots at the rear and slide forward to clear a downward reaching lip along a front edge of the cabinet. The cartridge rack includes opposing lateral pins near the rack rear, which pins slide in horizontal slots in holder side walls. A sloped rear surface limits the downward pivot of the rack, and magnets retain the rack in the stored position. In another embodiment, a second under cabinet brewing cartridge holder includes unequal length arms attach a second rack to a slider engaging the horizontal slots. The second rack pivots down and away from the holder and slides forward and rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Adrian Rivera
  • Patent number: 9709091
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly comprises a first rail, a second rail, a third rail, a blocking element and an engagement element. The first rail has a blocking part. The blocking element is connected to the second rail. When the second rail is located at a retrieve position relative to the first rail, and the engagement element is operatively connected to the blocking element for moving the blocking element from a first predetermined position to a second predetermined position relative to the second rail, only the third rail can move relative to the second rail when the slide rail assembly is extended along an extension direction, in order to adjust extension length of the slide rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Yi Ho, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9669773
    Abstract: A rack and tray device formed from a pair of side panels mountable on the floor of an area and attached to the sides of the area, such as the inside of a van. Guide members are on the side panels and include a channel shape extending inward to accept a tray member carried by the channel shape and maintained in a substantially horizontal orientation when objects are placed on the at least one tray member. The guide members are slidably mounted to further support the tray and prevent it from tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company, LLC
    Inventor: Charles L. Hanley
  • Patent number: 9635937
    Abstract: A rack mounting kit is configured to allow mounting of a telecommunications equipment chassis into a rack by a single person. The rack mounting kit includes two complimentary brackets that form a shelf-like feature. The complimentary brackets also include a mating latch for interfacing with a chassis to secure the chassis in place. Additionally, a cross brace is provided that is removably installed onto the two complimentary brackets to provide additionally rigidity to a rack while a chassis is being installed. The cross brace can be removed once installation of the chassis is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Shen, Maurilio De Nicolo, Mark Siechen, Timothy Lee
  • Patent number: 9635771
    Abstract: A dual-functioning drawer for a case piece of furniture that can transition from an enclosed drawer to an open media shelf for storing electronic components or devices. The drawer front is affixed to the drawer sides with brackets that rotate about a pivot point to rotate the drawer front from a vertical position to a horizontal position such that the drawer front rests on top of the drawer sides and is receded in the case piece. The drawer may also include an angled display panel for storing and charging electronic devices and cutouts for managing cords within the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Gene Head
  • Patent number: 9516781
    Abstract: A shelf includes a receptacle having first and second outer sidewalls, a rear sidewall extending between the sidewalls, a pair of tracks extending along lower edge sides of the sidewalls, and a roof extending between upper edge sides of the sidewalls. The roof includes a permanent section and a removable front access panel. The shelf further includes a drawer, having a floor, two side-rails extending along opposite edge sides of the floor, and a front panel extending away from a front edge side of the floor. The receptacle is configured to slidably receive the drawer with the tracks being engaged with the side-rails. The removable front access panel includes a pair of slats configured to engage with the permanent section of the roof and a pair of tabs configured to fixedly attach the removable front access panel to the first and second outer sidewalls of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: All Systems Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Dwayne Ray
  • Patent number: 9516777
    Abstract: A module for mounting in a rack, the module including a frame and a tray, the frame being arranged such that it may be mounted to the rack, and the tray being slidably and pivotably connected to the frame, such that the tray may be moved between a first position, in which the tray is received within the frame and lies substantially parallel to the frame, and a second position, in which the tray lies outside the frame and at an angle to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Ion Manda
  • Patent number: 9284761
    Abstract: The displacement device includes a guide carriage that is slidable along a running rail and that is pivotally connectable to a first separation element. The guide carriage includes a carriage body with a carriage head and a carriage foot, which carriage head and carriage foot are connected with one another by a connecting beam, wherein the carriage head holds at least one support wheel and at least two guide wheels and wherein the carriage foot is connected torque proof with a first end piece of a hinge lever, whose second end piece is pivotally held by a hinge shaft that is connectable to a sidewall of the first separation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HAWA AG
    Inventors: Gregor Haab, Peter Ettmüller, Martin Frei, Stefan Hagger
  • Patent number: 9086675
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a main casing and a cartridge support member. The main casing provides a fulcrum part. The cartridge support member supports a plurality of cartridges and is movable among an internal position in which the cartridge support member is accommodated in the main casing, an external position in which the cartridge support member is pulled outside the main casing, and a cartridge mounting position. The cartridge support member is slidable in a pulled-out direction from the internal position to the external position, and is pivotable between the external position and the cartridge mounting position. The cartridge support member has an upstream portion and a downstream portion disposed downstream of the upstream portion in the pulled-out direction. The cartridge support member pivots about the fulcrum part positioned near the upstream portion when the cartridge support member moves from the external position to the cartridge mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasushi Okabe
  • Patent number: 9080280
    Abstract: Tumble dryer (301) comprising a drum (302) that is rotatably positioned for containing laundry, and furthermore a blower (341) and an air inlet system (332) for via an air inlet supplying air to the drum (302). The tumble dryer (301) comprises a control system (305) for controlling at least a drive of the drum and the blower (341). A first stationary wall (371) of the tumble dryer (301) is placed near a first end surface of the drum (302) and a second stationary wall (372) is placed near a second end surface of the drum. The first wall is provided with a first air supply opening (311) and the second wall with a first air discharge opening (322). The first air supply opening (311) is placed substantially at a lower side of the first wall (371), and the first air discharge opening (322) is placed substantially at an upper side of the second wall (372), wherein the blower (341) is placed upstream from the first air supply opening (311) for blowing air through the first air supply opening into the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Andries Koops
  • Patent number: 9010886
    Abstract: A side cabinet and hutch system 10 comprising a hutch assembly 100 and a side cabinet assembly 500 and which is adapted to allow material to be easily and securely stored and retrieved and which is aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Larry Mitchell Grela
  • Patent number: 9004622
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the height of at least one counter, the at least one counter being guided in a household device by at least one pull-out guide. The apparatus includes at least one sliding rail on which the at least one counter is guidable and configured to be pulled out in a pull-out direction. Also included is a height adjustment mechanism configured to be fixed to opposing side walls of the household device. The height adjustment mechanism includes two arms which are rotatably fixed to each of the side walls. Further included are two guide rails fixable to respective second ends of the arms in a rotatable manner parallel to the plane of the side walls and an energy storage device is fixed to at least one of the opposing side walls of the household device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia, Eqaut Arriaga, Ilker Lopetegi, Mikel Azkue
  • Patent number: 8985715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dishwasher (1), in particular to a domestic dishwasher, having a washing cavity (2) in which at least one crockery basket (3) is arrangable, wherein the at least one crockery basket (3) can be moved forth and back between an inserted position and a pull out position, wherein a door (4) is arranged at the front side (5) of the dishwasher (1) which can be arranged in an open (0) and in a closed (C) position and wherein means (6) are arranged to prevent that the crockery basket (3) is pulled out of the washing cavity (2) too far, wherein the means (6) comprise at least one hook element (7) which is firmly connected with the crockery basket (3), wherein the at least one hook element (7) is designed to cooperate with a stop element (8) which is formed at or in a lower edge (15) of the door (4) or at or in an adjacent part (12) of a lower edge (15) of the door (4), preferably wherein the at least one hook element (7) is designed to grip below said stop element (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Merz, Erika Nell
  • Patent number: 8950833
    Abstract: A movably mounted furniture part includes a torque-transmitting shaft, especially a synchronizing rod. The shaft has at least two sub-shafts, one sub-shaft being a rod-type component and the other sub-shaft being a connecting part. A connecting device connects the rod-type component to the connecting part, and can include at least one spring that resiliently holds the rod-type component and the connecting part together. A locking part is formed on the rod-type component and/or on the connecting part and/or can be mounted thereon, with the locking part securing the rod-type component and the connecting part against detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Bohle
  • Publication number: 20150035423
    Abstract: The invention is a device for concealing personal items comprising a release, a pivot, a drawer cradle, and a support. The pivot is fixedly connected to the support and rotatably connected to the drawer cradle. The drawer cradle may be in an activated position or a deactivated position. When the release is activated gravity operates to rotate the drawer cradle about the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sportin Wood Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Raunikar
  • Patent number: 8827387
    Abstract: A side cabinet and hutch system 10 comprising a hutch assembly 100 and a side cabinet assembly 500 and which is adapted to allow material to be easily and securely stored and retrieved and which is aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Mitchell Grela
  • Patent number: 8774584
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fiber distribution housing which maximizes worker's operation efficiency, simplifies arrangement of optical cables within the fiber distribution housing, and minimizes tension or stress applied to the optical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: LS Cable & System Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Yub Kim, Hyup Jae Chung, Myung Ryun Yoon, Tae Seon Moon
  • Patent number: 8727457
    Abstract: A storage system (10) for storing a plurality of single-serve-beverage cartridges (30). The system 10 includes a drawer (40) with compartment lanes (50) adapted to allow a plurality of the cartridges to be single-file situated therein. A slide (80) can be used to move the drawer (40) between a closed position and an opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Daniel Marshall, Walter G. Berry
  • Patent number: 8696076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a furniture item having a furniture body and a folding flap, wherein the folding flap comprises at least three sub-flaps arranged one above the other. A first sub-flap is pivotally mounted relative to the furniture body, a second sub-flap is pivotally mounted with respect to the first sub-flap and a third sub-flap is pivotally mounted relative to the second sub-flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: David Karg
  • Publication number: 20130329351
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a computer body, a display, and a slide-rail structure is provided. The computer body has a first side edge. The display has a second side edge, a display surface and a back side surface. The slide-rail structure includes a sliding element and a connecting arm. The sliding element having a first combination portion is slidable between a first and a second position. The connecting arm having a second combining portion connected to the first combining portion is rotatably connected to the second side edge. When an included angle between the display surface and the computer body is first angle, the sliding element is in the first position; when the included angle is varied from the first angle to an angle greater than the first angle, the connecting arm pulls the sliding element to the second position. In addition, a slide-rail device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: TUNG-HSIEN LIN
  • Patent number: 8567884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a synchronization device for moving a first actuating device in synchronization with at least one second actuating device. The first actuating device and the second actuating device are provided on a piece of furniture in the installed state in order to move a movable furniture part. The device includes a synchronization rod for transferring a synchronous motion of the at least two actuating devices, and at least one fastening device, by which the synchronization rod can be detachably connected to at least one of the two actuating devices. At least one detachable locking device is also provided, which prevents the synchronization rod from being connected to the at least one fastening device in the locked state of the locking device, wherein the locking device is in the locking state without prior actuation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Isele, Harald Sutterluetti
  • Patent number: 8549872
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a cold air generator configured to generate cold air. The refrigerator also includes a first storage chamber configured to receive the cold air generated by the cold air generator. The refrigerator further includes a first storage chamber door configured to open and close an access point to the first storage chamber and configured to store at least one of food and ice stuffs. In addition, the refrigerator includes a second storage chamber, having a container and positioned on the first storage chamber, wherein the second storage chamber is configured to be movable in front and rear directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Sik Kwon, Yong Hun Chang, Jung Yeon Hwang, Seon Il Yu
  • Patent number: 8511509
    Abstract: Enclosure for storing sensitive materials are disclosed. They may be in a special container (1), sealed and purged, replacing the internal atmosphere with an inert purge gas, and leaving the sealed container slightly pressurized. By hinging a lid or door (5) to the container via hinges (12, 13), the respective parts of which can move relative to one another translationally, at least when the door or lid (1) is in the closed position, and in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the door or lid, much improved sealing may be achieved. The invention also relates to methods used to deliver and duct the purge gas within the container to ensure good purge gas delivery and mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Roylan Developments Limited
    Inventor: Paul Merritt
  • Publication number: 20130169134
    Abstract: A sliding hinge for a portable device has a main bracket, a mounting panel and a coil spring. The mounting panel is slid relative to the main bracket. A distal end of the coil spring is attached securely to the mounting panel. The mounting panel is attached securely to a cover of the portable device. A proximal end of the coil spring is attached securely to a base of the portable device. When the cover is slid to open, the coil spring forces the cover to be fully opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Zheng-Cheng LIN, Shan-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 8376480
    Abstract: An actuating mechanism for moving a highly movable flap of a piece of furniture includes a main body intended for attachment to a furniture body. An actuating arm for moving the flap has one end mounted on a bearing axis of the main body and the other end mounted on a bearing axis of a fitting part intended for attachment to the flap. An additional control arm for moving the flap is also provided. During the movement of the control arm, the effective lever arm length of the control arm can be varied, and the effective lever arm length of the control arm is shortened when opening the actuating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Patent number: 8365950
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing device has a device body (1), shelf members (2) arranged in the vertical directions in the device body (1), and a medicine conveyance member (3) for conveying medicines (D), received in the shelf members (2), on one by one basis from the front face side of the device body (1). A shelf member (2) has cassettes (26) in which medicines (D) are received in line, a pusher (31) for pushing the medicines in the cassettes (26) toward the front face side of the device body (10), and a constant load spring (32) for applying a constant load to the medicines (D) received in the cassettes (26) through the pusher (31). To fill the cassettes (26) with the medicines (D), the shelf member (2) can be pulled out from the front face side of the device body (1) and then positioned by pivoting the shelf member (2) so as to face obliquely downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Hiroyuki Kanda
  • 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: 8315044
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing covering the first housing, a tilt mechanism, a first hinge bar, and a second hinge bar. The tilt mechanism connects the first housing to the second housing. A first end of the first hinge bar rotatably connects to the tilt mechanism, a second end of the first hinge bar rotatably and slidably connects to the first housing. A first end of the second hinge bar rotatably connects to the tilt mechanism, a second end of the second hinge bar rotatably connects to the first housing. When the second housing slides relative to the first housing, the second hinge bar rotates relative to the first housing and the second housing, and supports and tilts the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Publication number: 20120217855
    Abstract: A liftable slide cover mounting structure consisting of two hinges, two metal sheet bracket mechanism, two sliding rails, two gears, two gear racks and two supplementary support mechanisms. Subject to the use of the sheet plate bracket mechanisms to hold the sliding rails instead of zinc alloy sliding rail holders, the weight of the liftable slide cover mounting structure is minimized. Further, when the cover panel is opened from the base member, the sheet plate bracket mechanisms are forced into engagement with the supplementary support mechanisms to support the cover panel in position for enabling the user to operate the display screen of the cover panel positively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Chia Hui Chen, Che-Hsien Lin
  • Patent number: 8254093
    Abstract: A sliding mechanism comprises a retaining board, a sliding board, a connecting element, a driving assembly. The connecting element is connected between the retaining board and the sliding board, the connecting element is configured for move a portion of the sliding board away from the retaining board. The driving assembly is mounted on the retaining board and the sliding board, the driving assembly being configured to exert attractive force between the retaining board and the sliding board so as to selectively orient the sliding board relative to the retaining board in a close position or an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8245874
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for connecting a door to a container. The door provides and restricts access to a chamber of the container in respective open and closed positions. The mechanism includes, at each corresponding lateral side of the container and the door, a rail mounted to the container, an elbow, and first and second linkage arms. The rail aligns along a fore-and-aft direction so that the elbow slides along that direction. The elbow has vertical and axial members. The axial member connects to the rail. The first linkage arm includes first, second and third joints that pivotably connect respectively to the vertical member, to the container, and to the door. The second linkage arm includes fourth and fifth joints that pivotably connect respectively to the door and to the container. The linkage arms are disposed to avoid lateral obstruction beyond the door in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert J. Fowler, IV
  • Patent number: 8231190
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to an articulating drawer for a bottom mount freezer refrigerator. The drawer can be slideably mounted in the freezer compartment on slides that can include pivots to pivotally mount a drawer front on the slides. A support mechanism can mount a food storage basket for movement with the drawer front and movable slides and can move the food storage basket upward when the door is moved to the open position. The support mechanism can include a pair of guide plates connected to the slides having a guide surface arranged to be engaged by a food storage basket guide surface follower and a pair of links each connected to the drawer front at one end and having a first link pivot at a distal end arranged to pivotally connect to a food storage basket pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Ertz, Pawan Mansukhlal Gandhi, Todd E. Kniffen
  • Patent number: 8215729
    Abstract: An appliance cabinet, such as a laundry treating appliance cabinet, having a chassis and a cover removably mounted to the chassis, and a labyrinth coupler connecting the cover and the chassis, wherein the coupler is physically configured to define a path requiring a specific sequence of movements between the cover and the chassis to couple or uncouple the cover from the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Hunnell, Jason S. Sabel, James R. Sawyer
  • Patent number: 8113478
    Abstract: An exemplary stack board includes a base, a supporting platform and pivots connected between the base and the supporting platform. The base defines four guide channels therein. Each guide channel includes an oblique guide groove. The supporting platform is mounted on the base and capable of supporting a server system thereon. The pivots are received in the guide channels, respectively, and moveable along the oblique guide grooves such that the supporting platform is movable relative to the base from a first position substantially coinciding with the base to a second position protruding from one side of the base, with the supporting platform tiltable to an oblique orientation at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Liang Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8104850
    Abstract: An office furniture unit has an outer face with slotted hangers, and a removable storage unit assembly including a bottom panel positioned in a generally horizontal orientation along the office furniture unit, and a top panel disposed above and generally parallel with the bottom panel. First and second panels are disposed at opposite ends of the top and bottom panels and are connected therewith to define a rigid, box-shaped case having an open back portion. The first and second end panels have rear portions with multiple vertically spaced slots. First and second hanger brackets have a rear portion with first hooks selectively received in the slotted hangers of the office furniture units, and a forward portion with second hooks selectively received in the slots in the rear portions of the first and second end panels to detachably support the case against the outer face of the office furniture unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Allen C. Hager, Robert E. Jeffers, William K. Hofman, Brian L. Bultsma, Scott Michael Miller, Marvin C. Knauf, Karl Heinz Mueller, John R. Hamilton, Karl J. Mead
  • Publication number: 20110263304
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first housing section, a second housing section, and a connection mechanism between the housing sections. The connection mechanism includes a first hinge member, a slide plate, second hinge member, a first hinge arm, and a second hinge arm. The first hinge member includes an elongated opening. The slide plate is attached to the second housing section. The second hinge member is connected to the slide plate. The first end of the first hinge arm is connected to the first housing section. The second end of the first hinge arm is connected to the second hinge member. The first end of the second hinge arm is connected to the first hinge member at the elongated opening. The second end of the second hinge arm is connected to the second hinge member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Rolf G. Laido, Kimmo Rantala, Ron Chao
  • Publication number: 20110188187
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus comprises a base, first and second parts moveably connected to the base, and a mechanism coupling the first and second parts. The mechanism is configured such that when one of the first or second parts is moved relative to the base, the other of the first or second parts moves relative to the base. One of said first and second parts is configured to tilt to an inclined position relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricky Barnett, Brian Davidson