With Internal Guides Or Trackways Patents (Class 312/350)
  • Patent number: 10201230
    Abstract: A drawer rail and a home appliance including the same are disclosed. The home appliance includes a drawer rail configured to withdraw an item accommodation unit provided in a storage chamber and a rail bracket configured to mount the drawer rail to the storage chamber. The rail bracket includes a body configured to be mounted to the storage chamber, and bracket hooks provided at openings formed in a front portion and a rear portion of the body. The drawer rail includes rail holes into which the bracket hooks are respectively inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeseong Min
  • Patent number: 9290293
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a storage system and related methods. A storage system may include a plurality of components configured to be arranged in a track. The track may include at least two substantially parallel rows of components. Each of the components of the track may include a support surface and a plurality of apertures configured to receive a fastener. The apertures may be used to secure the component to a support structure. Each of the components may also include a coupling component configured to couple adjacent components. The track may be configured to receive a storage container. The storage container may include a storage compartment and flange disposed at least partially around the storage compartment. The flange of the storage container may be configured to rest upon the support surfaces of at least two separate components in the track disposed on opposite sides of the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Samuel A. Tilton
  • Patent number: 9167897
    Abstract: A drawer slide having first and second rails interconnected by a center rail. The center rail includes a spool configured to provide half-speed travel of the center rail relative to the travel of the first rail. The drawer slide is configured for use with a drawer assembly having a drawer and a chassis. The drawer assembly further includes a radius limiter secured to the center rail. The radius limiter travels at half-speed relative to the drawer. The radius limiter also automatically rotates relative to the travel of the drawer. The chassis includes sides including threaded backing plates, and mounting brackets. The mounting brackets include tri-lobed holes for receipt of a reciprocally shaped washer and a fastener for mounting the brackets to the chassis sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Services GmbH
    Inventors: Kathleen M. Barnes, Justin R. Horton, Thomas C. Tinucci, Thomas L. Barnes
  • Patent number: 9163778
    Abstract: A logistics bar holder assembly safely secures logistics bars of logistics trailers horizontally along a wall of the trailer. The logistics bar holder assembly is designed to mimic existing logistics posts. The logistics bars snap into the logistics bar holder assembly exactly as they would in the logistics posts. The bars' placement is quick, easy and secure, in compliance with FMCSA regulations. More importantly, the bars are stored horizontally, high up off the floor, minimizing potential damage by forklifts and/or cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey John Zehrer
  • Patent number: 9004427
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for connecting a light shelf to a structure in cantilever fashion. A pair of receiver units attach to the structure and each has a pair of brackets with a slot there between. A recess is formed on an upper interior surface of the upper bracket. The lower bracket has an abutment support surface distal to the structure. A pair of inserter units attach to opposite sides of the shelf, each having an insertion leg and an abutment support. The insertion leg inserts into the recess of a corresponding receiver when the abutment support rests on the abutment surface. The weight of the shelf pulls the abutment support into engagement with the abutment surface and pushes the insertion leg into engagement with the recess, holding the shelf horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Philip Irudayaraj, Jeffrey Scott Dolby, Jotpreet Singh Chahal, Gregory B. Mckenna, Robert Holcombe
  • Patent number: 8902884
    Abstract: A multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) may be transmitted from a wireless network and may be received by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). From the perspective of the WTRU, an MBMS control channel (MCCH) notification may be received over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). The PDCCH may include an MBMS radio network temporary identifier (M-RNTI) and the PDCCH may be on a multimedia broadcast on a single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe for MBMS. The MCCH notification may be monitored on the MBSFN subframe. The MCCH notification may be received periodically within a scheduling period for the MBSFN subframe. The MCCH notification may also be received in an MCCH message modification period that may occur prior to an MCCH message modification period that may include a new MCCH message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 8820314
    Abstract: An extendible oven rack apparatus includes an oven rack, a lower frame and first and second slide assemblies connected between the oven rack and lower frame. A locking assembly is connected to the lower frame for selectively locking the lower frame into the oven. The locking assembly includes a locking pin laterally movable relative to the lower frame and a locking bar longitudinally slidable relative to the lower frame for selectively locking the locking pin its laterally outward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nashville Wire Products Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: William Jacob Johnson, David Dwain Davies, Phillip Kent Rollins
  • Publication number: 20140239788
    Abstract: An appliance and a rack assembly for the same are provided. The rack assembly includes a geared rack and a pair of gears. The gears of the pair of gears mesh with each other and the geared rack. The rack assembly also includes a shelf and a support link that couples that shelf to at least one of the pair of gears. The geared rack and pair of gears can assist with selectively adjusting a vertical height of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Darren Allen Turner
  • Publication number: 20140210323
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide enclosures for electronic components and methods for manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the enclosure includes first and second sidewalls formed from a single elongated piece of sheet metal. The first sidewall, the second sidewall, a third sidewall, and a fourth sidewall define an interior space of the enclosure. At least one of the first and second sidewalls includes an edge region folded inwardly relative to the interior space to form a mounting channel. The enclosure further includes a backwall coupled with first edges of the sidewalls and a door hingedly coupled with a second edge of at least one of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Harold Dean Lakoduk, Scott Alan Schramske, Tim Gordon Lange, Kent Gregory Messing, Ronald Matthew Wacker, Robert Marvin Kalstabakken, Steve Jerome Johnson, Sheldon Odell Modrow, Joseph Davis Ricke
  • Publication number: 20140117829
    Abstract: A carrier device comprises a rail and a supporting element. The rail includes a first rail element and a second rail element disposed oppositely. The supporting element is slidably disposed between the first rail element and the second rail element along the rail. The supporting element includes a supporting base and a buffer element. The supporting base has a lateral wall. The buffer element has a lateral side as well as a first edge and a second edge disposed oppositely to each other. The buffer element is disposed on the lateral wall with its lateral side facing the lateral wall of the supporting base. The first edge is pressed against the first rail element through a first protruding portion of the first edge. The second edge is pressed against the second rail element. The material stiffness of the buffer element is less than that of the supporting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ling-Er Lin
  • Patent number: 8668290
    Abstract: A rack and pinion storage system for use in a refrigerator compartment defined by a liner includes a pair of supports attached to opposing sidewalls of the liner. First and second gear covers snap-fittingly connect first and second gear wheels to respective first and second mounting brackets extending from a storage basket, such that the gear wheels are rotatably connected to the storage basket and have equal rotational and linear motion along the respective supports. Retaining bars extending from the storage basket are held within channels defined between the bottom walls of the supports and top walls of opposing telescoping slide assemblies used to movably support a door of the compartment. Tabs extending from the supports limit the sliding movement of the storage basket. A removable divider connects to the storage basket, sectioning the basket into multiple storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Chad J. Rotter, Lester J. Ott, Steven G. Herndon
  • Publication number: 20130307395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a slide storage assembly (300) having spacer elements (100, 200) and a slide container (301), which is embodied to accommodate a stack of at least two slide layers, each slide layer comprising a slide (400) and at least two of the spacer elements (100, 200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventor: Falk Schlaudraff
  • Patent number: 8534207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security box (100) for valuable objects (1) which can be received in a receiving element. Said security box comprises a protection device (110) for the valuable objects (1), which can be placed in different reinforcing modes according to different situations of the security box (100) and can be automatically released in at least one of the reinforcing modes, in order to devalue the valuable objects (1), and a receiving device (112) which is used to capture signals which influence parameters which respectively determine the necessary reinforcing mode. The receiving device comprises an optical capturing unit (112) which capture signals which are emitted by an optical emitter of the receiving element which contains the security box (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Villiger
  • Publication number: 20130175912
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the track assemblies. Outer members of the support assemblies have notches which enable the support assemblies to slide along the track assemblies to move parts supported by dunnage suspended by the support assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventor: Bradford Company
  • Patent number: 8480051
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (1) is provided with a base (3), which is connected to a vehicle structure (7). The vehicle seat (1) is adjustable at least between a use position and an easy-entry position. The vehicle seat (1) is guided displaceably in at least one track (5) with at least one first, straight area (15a) and at least one additional, curved area (15c). At least three rollers (17, 23, 23?) or link blocks are provided each per track (5). The three rollers (17, 23, 23?) support the vehicle seat (1) in the use position in the same at the track (5) and only two of the rollers (17, 23) or link blocks are arranged within the same track (5) in the easy-entry position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim M├╝hlberger, Birger Hahn
  • Patent number: 8459316
    Abstract: Safety cabinet for filling self-contained breathing apparatus bottles comprising a housing body with high-strength walls, openable on its front and top sides and forming a work surface fitted with a plurality of tapered rubber rollers, linked at their narrow ends and arranged to form a bed of supporting rollers for the bottles to be filled, arranged horizontally and to which the respective filling taps are attached. The housing body is closed using a vertical front door and a horizontal top door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Suero Casta├▒o, Alberto Perez Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8328265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage compartment (1) having a pivotable cover (5). The invention proposes that the cover (5) be mounted on a slider member (3) and driven with a constraining kinematic arrangement (15) so that, during opening, the cover (5) is in the first instance displaced with the slider member (3) in parallel and is then pivoted upwards, the cover (5) being displaced further with the slider member (3) during pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fischer Automotive Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Danz, Peter Muehllehner, Frank Werner, Dennis Puskar, Michael Summersett
  • Patent number: 8303050
    Abstract: A display case having a preferably square or rectangular outline and a front (1), a rear (2), an upper (5), a right (3) and a left side face (4), a base (6) or in addition an upper part (14) instead of the upper side face (5), all the side faces or at least a part of the same being formed of panes of glass, the interior being sealed in its lower region with a support surface (7) and the display case being sealed extensively in an airtight manner relative to the external air. The display case being formed from two symmetrical halves (8, 9) which are separated from each other vertically, the base (6) and the possibly present upper part (14) forming a part of the front (1), rear (2), right (3) and left side face (4) and the two halves (8, 9) being able to be moved away from each other or towards each other horizontally and parallel, the support surface (7) being excluded from the movement. Such a display case has no door, access to the interior is nevertheless provided in the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Glasbau Hahn GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hahn
  • Publication number: 20120248957
    Abstract: A pan guide for use in a food storage apparatus is provided. The pan guide has at least two levels for supporting food storage pans. The levels can be removable. This allows for easy movement of the food pans, to accommodate for temperature changes in the vicinity of the food storage apparatus. Dividers for separating the food pans are also provided, which can connect to the pan guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: CHARLES L. EAVES, JR., Stephen P. Griffin, Richard A. Seiss, Stephen R. Willoughby, Nick R. Derry
  • Patent number: 8267493
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator including a sliding storage member that is height adjustable through a vertically moving shelf with a multi-level configuration, and which can be selectively withdrawn from inside a storage space to the outside, where a user can improve usability of storage space in the refrigerator by selectively adjusting the height of the vertically moving shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 8216074
    Abstract: A gaming machine is provided, which includes a housing with an opening in front thereof and a front door that is pivotally coupled to one side of the housing so as to open and close the opening. The front door includes a display, a decorative device, and an operation device. The display device is disposed in an upper portion of the housing. The decorative device is disposed in a lower portion of the housing. The operation device is disposed in a middle portion of the housing. A front portion of the operation device projects with respect to the display device and the decorative device. A rear portion of the operation device is internally installed in the front door. The operation device is configured to move backward such that a front surface of the front door is maintained substantially flush while the front door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiro Sakuma
  • Patent number: 8210625
    Abstract: A rack and pinion storage system for use in a refrigerator compartment defined by a liner includes a pair of supports attached to opposing sidewalls of the liner. First and second gear covers snap-fittingly connect first and second gear wheels to respective first and second mounting brackets extending from a storage basket, such that the gear wheels are rotatably connected to the storage basket and have equal rotational and linear motion along the respective supports. Retaining bars extending from the storage basket are held within channels defined between the bottom walls of the supports and top walls of opposing telescoping slide assemblies used to movably support a door of the compartment. Tabs extending from the supports limit the sliding movement of the storage basket. A removable divider connects to the storage basket, sectioning the basket into multiple storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Chad J. Rotter, Lester J. Ott, Steven G. Herndon
  • Publication number: 20120126678
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a first support and a second support separated by a distance; a stiff member configured to extend lengthwise between the first support and the second support and having a length greater than the distance; and one or more retaining members coupled to the stiff member wherein the stiff member has a first configuration in which the stiff member has an outward curvature and the one or more retaining member are in a non-retaining configuration and wherein the stiff member has a second configuration in which the stiff member has an inward curvature and the one or more retaining members are in a retaining configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Marko EROMAKI
  • Patent number: 8152254
    Abstract: A connection structure, for a refrigerator having a drawer door, of an anti-wobbling means which prevents the shaking phenomenon of a door is provided. There are advantages in that structural elements constituting the anti-wobbling means are easily connected to each other, and that a detachment between the structural elements is not occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8113607
    Abstract: A storage assembly comprises a storage unit having a plurality of walls that cooperate to form an interior space and an opening in communication with the interior space, a first track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, and a second track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, wherein the second widths are different than the first widths, respectively. The storage assembly comprises a first door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks via first guide members each having width less than the first width of the first and second tracks, and a second door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks, and having a pair of second guide members each having a width that is greater than the first width of the first and second tracks and less than the second width of the first and second tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Slager, Timothy S. DeVries
  • Publication number: 20110291540
    Abstract: A cabinet includes one or more shelves that each include a substrate, a removable shelf liner, and a removable end cap. When the removable shelf liner or removable end cap needs to be replaced, either one or both of the removable shelf liner and removable end cap can be easily removed and replaced without removing or replacing the shelf. In addition, the sides and back of the cabinet preferably contain a dado joint so that the shelf substrate is captivated within the sides and back of the cabinet. The cabinet may also include metal rods to support each shelf substrate. The sides of the cabinet are attached by screws passing through the sides into the metal rods so there is a direct metal-to-metal connection. The combination of the metal rods and captivated shelves provides a cabinet that is very strong and durable, and can be repaired very easily and economically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Dean Davidson, Len Alan Coates
  • Patent number: 8052234
    Abstract: A slide adjusting device for a drawer includes a first rail member having a first opening; a fixture secured to the first rail member; a supporting member including a connecting portion, a supporting portion, and a guiding portion, the connecting portion being connected to the fixture, the supporting portion corresponding in position to the first opening, the guiding portion comprising a guiding surface, the fixture or the supporting member being provided with a plurality of first engaging portions; an adjusting member including an adjusting portion and a connecting rod driven by the adjusting portion, the connecting rod being provided with a plurality of second engaging portions. When the adjusting portion is turned, the second engaging portions will be driven to move and mesh with the first engaging portions and the supporting portion will move in relation to the first opening with the connecting portion as a fulcrum to hold against the bottom of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: King Slide Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ken-Ching Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 7997667
    Abstract: A rack and pinion storage system for use in a refrigerator compartment defined by a liner includes a pair of supports attached to opposing sidewalls of the liner. First and second gear covers snap-fittingly connect first and second gear wheels to respective first and second mounting brackets extending from a storage basket, such that the gear wheels are rotatably connected to the storage basket and have equal rotational and linear motion along the respective supports. Retaining bars extending from the storage basket are held within channels defined between the bottom walls of the supports and top walls of opposing telescoping slide assemblies used to movably support a door of the compartment. Tabs extending from the supports limit the sliding movement of the storage basket. A removable divider connects to the storage basket, sectioning the basket into multiple storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Chad J. Rotter, Lester J. Ott, Steven G. Herndon
  • Publication number: 20100213804
    Abstract: A drawer assembly adapted to be selectively received within a housing is provided. The drawer assembly comprises a drawer frame, a slide member, and a clip. The drawer frame includes at least one side section, the at least one side section having an elongated slot defined therein. The slide member includes a slide tab having a lock slot defined therein. The clip includes a locking tab. The slide tab is positioned within the elongated slot, wherein the clip is positioned between the slide tab and the at least one side section. The locking tab is positioned within the lock slot so that the slide member is slidably coupled with the at least one side section of the drawer frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: David A. Nowicky, Kelvin H. Wildman
  • Patent number: 7759574
    Abstract: A sheet metal housing is disclosed for housing measurement and control devices. The sheet metal housing comprises a cover plate, a baseplate, two lateral walls and a back wall, to accommodate rail-mounted, plug-in modules, the front panels of which are embodied to together form a closed front. The housing can be made up of two identical, essentially C-shaped housing shells and the back wall. The cover plate and the baseplate are both of double-wall construction and can form an inner and an outer plate, separated from each other, whereby the inner plates comprise means for accommodating guide rails. Each inner plate and each outer plate of opposing walls can be components of the same housing shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventor: Andreas Berse
  • Patent number: 7669740
    Abstract: A beverage vending machine installation comprising a cabinet and a trolley unit, the cabinet defining a void in which, in use, the trolley unit can be positioned. The cabinet has an opening and at least one door moveable between open and closed positions. A trolley unit comprises at least one beverage vending machine. The trolley unit is moveable relative to the cabinet between an installed position and an uninstalled position. In the installed position the trolley unit is positioned within the void of the cabinet such that at least one door may be closed to allow operation of the vending machine installation. In the uninstalled position, the trolley unit is removed from the cabinet after opening at least one door to allow access to the trolley unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Kevin Saunders, Neil Martin Rogers, Andrew Charles Bentley
  • Publication number: 20090278430
    Abstract: A retraction mechanism for a drawer includes a guiding member, a holding member, and an elastic member. The guiding member includes a first wall, a second wall, a first channel and a second channel, a first end portion extending from first ends of the first and second walls. The first end portion includes a locking portion adjacent to the first channel. The holding member includes a pin slot, and a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion to hold against the first and second channels, respectively. The first supporting portion includes a first supporting leg corresponding to the locking portion. The drawer includes a pin for engaging with or disengaging from the pin slot when the drawer is pulled or pushed. The elastic member is adapted to act on the holding member. The drawer urged by the elastic member will be retracted into a furniture body when the drawer is moved to a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chiang Liang, Ken-Ching Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20090243452
    Abstract: An appliance with a simple mechanism for mounting a decorative panel to an exterior surface. The mechanism simplifies the installation process associated with mounting the panel by removing the need for precise tolerances. The mechanism includes a plurality of adjustable mounting brackets and corresponding channel portions which permit an installer to adjust the panel with three degrees of freedom to align it relative to the surroundings, and subsequently secure the panel in place. The mechanism allows translation in substantially horizontal and vertical directions as well as rotation in a plane substantially parallel to the exterior surface of the appliance. In a preferred embodiment the mechanism also is also capable of supporting the panel while the adjustments are being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: TONY ROBERT SCHIPPER
  • Patent number: 7585034
    Abstract: A power distribution panel with a chassis defining an interior with a first opening and a second opposing opening. The panel including a module with a bottom, a first face and a second face, and including a power input terminal, a plurality of power output terminals, and an electrical circuit connecting each power output terminal to the power input terminal, each circuit including a circuit protection device. The power input terminal, the power output terminals and the circuit protection devices are mounted to one of the first or second faces. The module is configured to be received through the first opening and removably mounted within the interior so that the power input terminal, the power output terminals and the circuit protection devices are accessible through one of the first and second openings when the module is mounted within the chassis. A module including power distribution components and circuitry adapted to be removably mounted within a power distribution panel chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Cabrera, Delfino Hernandez, David J. Johnsen
  • Patent number: 7576302
    Abstract: An electric oven includes a wire rack having a closed frame, a plurality of longitudinal beams each having a plurality of bent portions, a first end thereof connected to the frame and a second end thereof spaced apart from the closed frame, and a plurality of lateral beams intersecting the longitudinal beam and having first and second ends connected to the frame. The electric oven further includes a cavity defining a cooking chamber and receiving the wire rack. Further, the longitudinal beams are bent in a plurality of directions and the second ends of the longitudinal beams are bent towards the first end of the longitudinal beams such that a direction where heat is transmitted from the first end of the longitudinal beam is opposite to a direction where the heat is transferred to the second end of the longitudinal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wan Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 7518866
    Abstract: A host unit case for a computer with foldable holding posts at front and rear walls thereof provides an upper cover and a lower cover to pivotally connect with a front wall, a rear wall, first holding posts, second holding posts, third holding posts and fourth holding posts respectively as a main structure. The main structure is extended to form a firm structure such that the host unit case is capable of being set up conveniently and quickly and is folded conveniently to reduce the volume thereof during being packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: AOPEN Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Te-An Lin, Wu-Nan Wang, Chia-Chia Huang
  • Publication number: 20090039748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positioning mechanism for positioning an object in a frame having a guiding groove. The object has a plurality of protruding portions. The positioning mechanism includes a first guiding portion disposed on a surface of the frame, and a positioning element having a second guiding portion engaged with the first guiding portion. The positioning element moves in a direction intersecting the guiding groove, such that the protruding portions of the object engage with the guiding groove. The positioning mechanism of the present invention is simpler and easier to be assembled and disassembled than a conventional positioning mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Hsuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20090026903
    Abstract: The invention relates to two telescopic extensions that can be deployed in a refrigerating device to support thereon a goods carrier, such as a door-type goods carrier for refrigerated goods. Bridges are mounted on movable rails of the telescopic extensions and delimit, together with the movable rail, a gap for receiving a first carrier tab element of the goods carrier. The width of the gap is larger than the thickness of the first carrier tab element, and a first stabilizer tab element is inserted into the free space remaining after the first carrier tab element is inserted into the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Friedrich Laible
  • Publication number: 20090026906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection structure, for a refrigerator having a drawer door, of an anti-wobbling means which prevents the shaking phenomenon of a door, and there are advantages in that structural elements constituting the anti-wobbling means are easily connected to each other, and that a detachment between the structural elements is not occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20080315743
    Abstract: Refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator can prevent torsion of a rail member guiding withdrawal of a storage box to stably withdraw the storage box. The refrigerator includes a body, a movable storage box, a rail member, and a supporting member. The body includes a storing compartment. The movable storage box is provided inside the body. The rail member is provided in at least one side of the storage box and guides a movement of the storage box. The supporting member is disposed between the rail member and the body and allows the rail member to be tiltably supported with respect to the body. Therefore, the usability of the refrigerator is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kyong Sok OH
  • Publication number: 20080297018
    Abstract: The present invention is an article for storing shower and bathroom supplies comprising a rectangular unit with at least one cavity positioned between the center line of the bottom portion of the article and each terminal end of said bottom portion and a mounting whereby said mounting secures the article into place above a shower header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Stanley H. Segal
  • Publication number: 20080279490
    Abstract: A friction reducer is positioned between a bar component and a channel in which an edge of the bar is enclosed during relative motion between the bar and the channel. The friction reducer is made of a material that presents a lower friction surface upon which the relative motion occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: WATERLOO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Jon Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20080218043
    Abstract: A guide mechanism for use in cabinet like structures includes a pair of scissor arms connected to one another at a point which corresponds substantially with the medial or central point along a length of each arm. The opposing ends of each arm are pivotally secured to a respective guide which is oriented generally perpendicular to the direction of travel of a door connected to the scissor arms. One end of each arm is mounted within a slot defined in its guide which permits the end of the arm to travel longitudinally along a length of the arm. A power cylinder is pivotally connected to the arms at their central connection point. The opposing end of the power cylinder is pivotally connected to the body of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Angelo Gianelo
  • Publication number: 20080042536
    Abstract: Provided is a strain relief system including a plurality of slots which guide a plurality of cables within a working surface, such that each of the plurality of cables in a position remain substantially parallel along an axial direction of the plurality of cables to the remaining plurality of cables in another position; wherein a cushioning material is used to support the plurality of cables and hold the plurality of cables firmly in position within the slots as the plurality of cables are routed within a cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC.
    Inventors: Louis J. GUZZO, Philip TURNER, Wilfred COURCHAINE, Anthony L. NIEVES
  • Patent number: 7198338
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device (20) includes a drive bracket (10) and at least one slide rail (40) attached to the data storage device. The drive bracket comprises two side walls (14), at least one of the side walls being provided with a supporting plate (16) thereon and defining a first opening (18) thereof. The slide rail comprises a main body (50, 60) having a fastening section (62) and a stopper (64), and a handle (70) demountably attached to the main body. The handle defines a second opening (73) for engaging with the fastening section and stopper of the main body to attached the handle to the main body. The fastening section and stopper extend from the second opening of the handle for further engaging in the first opening of the drive bracket, the data storage device is thus attached to the drive bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Liu, Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 7187547
    Abstract: A data storage subsystem is configured to mount within a rack mount cabinet. The data storage subsystem includes a housing configured to mount to a set of vertical rails of the rack mount cabinet, a set of circuit boards configured to install in a vertically aligned manner within the housing to define a set of vertically oriented channels within a central space defined by the set of vertical rails of the rack mount cabinet, and a fan assembly configured to mount to the set of vertical rails in a position above the housing to generate a vertical air stream through the set of vertically oriented channels and to exhaust the vertical air stream to an external location above the rack mount cabinet. The vertical air stream enables robust heat removal from the set of circuit boards even if the rack mount cabinet does not reside in a cold-isle environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: F. William French, Arthur Robert Nigro, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7083045
    Abstract: The present invention is a storage device ideally suited for storing a ladder or any elongated object. The storage device of the present invention comprises an elongated storage box having a front wall, rear wall, bottom wall, top wall and a pair of side walls forming a box assembly having an interior storage area. Located on the lower wall and extending beyond each side wall is a flange member that forms an inherent lip. Apertures extend though the flange and are adapted to receive conventional securing devices. This will allow for the device to be secured to any desired object, such the bed of a truck. The front wall is angled for reducing when resistance when the device is secure to a vehicle and when the vehicle is in motion. At least one additional storage compartment can be secured to any wall of the storage box for added storage capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventor: Jerry C. Scott
  • Patent number: 7021322
    Abstract: A warewash machine includes a multi-position splash guard enabling multiple machine configurations in which undesired overspray is reduced or eliminated. A drip flange may also be provided to increase the amount of water that impinges upon wares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Premark FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven Henry Kramer, Thomas Alan Grueser
  • Patent number: 6921143
    Abstract: A swinging bin storage system is disclosed. The system has a cabinet with an open front, with an upper track and a lower track adjacent to its open front, and bins located within the cabinet portion. Each bin has a pivot that permit the bin to laterally slide in the upper track and lower track and pivot out of the cabinet when a user wishes to open the cabinet, and a handle on a front wall of the bin, which handle activates a catch which is adapted to releasably slide within one of the upper and lower tracks of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Metsys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hinton, Ronald Mackert
  • 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