Miscellaneous Patents (Class 312/352)
  • Patent number: 10675529
    Abstract: A re-configurable game board set can be used to play a variety of games in a variety of configurations and can be compacted for easy storage or transportation. The game board set can be of a size to easily fit on a tabletop and can use coins or similar tokens as playing pieces. Alternatively, the game board set could be larger to be played with larger playing pieces such as beanbags, balls, or discs. Games can be played with or without launching pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: We Play Change LLC
    Inventors: David Lumia, Nicholas DeMarco, Brendan Davis
  • Patent number: 9321554
    Abstract: A shipping container includes a first wall assembly and a first shelf support member secured to the first wall assembly. The first shelf support member includes a first shelf bearing portion. A second shelf support member is secured to the first wall assembly, and is separate from and spaced apart from the first shelf support member. The second shelf support member includes a second shelf bearing portion. A first slot is defined adjacent to the first shelf bearing portion on the first shelf support. A second slot is defined adjacent to the second shelf bearing portion on the second shelf support. A shelf member includes a first tab and a second tab, the first tab being fixed within the first slot, and the second tab being fixed within the second slot. A portion of the shelf member spans a distance between the first and second shelf support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Packaging Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith S. Tabor
  • Patent number: 9138053
    Abstract: A connection assembly snap-interlocking first and second components is initiated with a first tab member provided on a first leg of the first component extending into a slot formed at an inner portion of the second component. The connection is then completed upon relatively rotating the first and second components about an axis defined by the first tab member, with a terminal bent portion of the first tab member engaging with the second component, another portion of the first tab member abutting a biasing arm extending from the second component, and a terminal portion of a second tab member, which extends from an outer edge portion of the second component, being snap-received and retained in an opening formed in a second leg of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Steffens
  • Publication number: 20150130334
    Abstract: A display case has a first display case portion with walls configured so that each wall of a plurality of first fixed walls has a coupling edge arranged at the same coupling framework between the first portion and a second portion of the display case. The coupling edges of the first fixed walls are coplanar to one another and at least two of the first fixed walls are adjacent to each other and fastened together through gluing along a corner substantially perpendicular to the plane of the coupling edges. A groove is formed longitudinally on the coupling edge of each of the first fixed walls, the grooves of the first fixed walls jointly defining a channel along the coupling framework; a hoop cable is housed in the channel, closed on itself. The hoop cable contributes to keeping the walls coupled together at the coupling framework, ensuring that the walls stay in position even in the case in which the gluing with which the first fixed walls are fastened together partially or even totally gives way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alessandro GOPPION
  • Patent number: 9010888
    Abstract: A refrigerator and an anti-insect unit accommodating a repellent and installed on a refrigerator leg for supporting a refrigerator cabinet, thereby repelling or eradicating insects from the refrigerator and a space for accommodating the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minsup Kim, Kyungeun Lee, Myungdong You, Sunyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8976515
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for an optimizable rack solution is presented. The system and method is directed to an optimizable rack that includes a frame. The frame has both a primary portion and a detachable portion. The primary portion may contain a primary enclosure and the detachable portion may container a secondary enclosure. Each of the primary enclosure and secondary enclosure are sized to hold a plurality of computing systems. Detaching the detachable portion of the frame both reduces the size and computing systems capacity of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ty Schmitt, Mark M. Bailey, Anthony Middleton, Edmond Bailey, Laurent Regimbal, Tyler Duncan
  • Patent number: 8950835
    Abstract: A method designed to replace a compromised instrument case with a new case without the need to disconnect any wire, relay or any other electric equipment is described herein. The instrument panel is supported for example by a temporary support frame during the dismantling of the old case and the assembly of the new case. The new case is therefore assembled on site around the instrument panel. The new instrument case includes a floor which is made of at least two parts, one on each side of the wiring. The instrument case therefore remains in a normal working mode during the entire replacement procedure thus preventing downtime. As well, the amount of manpower required for the replacement of an instrument case is drastically reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: S & C Rail Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Pellin
  • Publication number: 20140333189
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Abraham Tanus
  • Publication number: 20140285073
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus which provides a housing for hardware device inserts. The device housing may include one or more chamfered corners. According to one example, the housing may be a substantially rectangular housing that includes six primary sides and a chamfered corner contiguous with at least three of the six primary sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hyun Ho Kim, Sudong Cho, Jomichael Porter
  • Publication number: 20140265763
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a tooling system for forming a unitary housing are disclosed herein. One embodiment may utilize a plurality of injection cavity slides. The slides may form the interior cavity of the housing. Utilizing a plurality of injection cavity slides to form a single cavity insert may allow the slides to be remove from an opening in the housing which is smaller than the cavity of the housing. Removing the slides from housing allows for the formation of housing having a unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Lozano Villarreal, Richard J. Langlois, Alexander Kwan, Ciaran Keane, Dominic E. Dolci, Chiew-Siang Goh, Bruce E. Berg
  • Publication number: 20140252934
    Abstract: A solid surface structure including a skin engaged to a support frame by a flexible engaging member. The skin is disposed adjacent the support frame. The engaging member preferably is a layer of adhesive that flexibly engages the solid surface to the support frame while simultaneously allowing the solid surface to expand and contract in a relative manner to the support frame when the solid surface structure is exposed to a change in ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FUTRUS, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Allen Schag
  • Publication number: 20140191639
    Abstract: A home appliance defining a width direction and a depth direction, and a control panel extending along the width direction, the control panel having control element components mounted thereat, the home appliance including a chassis within the body adjacent the control panel; first and second spaced brackets mounted to the chassis adjacent the control panel, with fastener portions aligned in the depth direction; and a cross member extending in the width direction between the first bracket and the second bracket with control elements intermediate the cross member and the chassis, the cross member having a fastener portion at each widthwise end thereof and aligned in the depth direction, the cross member being mounted to the first bracket using fasteners aligned in the depth direction, and the second bracket using fasteners aligned in the depth direction, wherein the fasteners are removable from the depth direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Freeman, Samuel Harward, Jeremiah Nash, Michael Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20140084774
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a decorative cover. The apparatus includes: a body having front and rear opposite sides, the front side of the body having a front surface having a perimeter, the rear side of the body having a rear surface, and the body having an outwardly facing lateral surface between the front and rear surfaces; and a first connector on the body, the first connector detachably connectable, continuously adjacent at least a portion of the perimeter of the front surface, to a second connector, complementary to the first connector, on the decorative cover. A furniture apparatus includes at least one substantially thermoplastic body and one or both of diatomaceous earth and a PA1b-related peptide incorporated in one or more of the at least one body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Roderick William Phillips
  • 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: 20140062275
    Abstract: A modular panel unit according to one embodiment includes a major subunit adapted for being secured to a keyed backing panel, and at least one minor subunit. The major subunit includes at least one connector adapted for coupling to a corresponding connection feature of the keyed backing panel in order to secure the major subunit to the keyed backing panel; and one or more coupling features. Each minor subunit includes: one or more couplers adapted for coupling to the one or more coupling features of the major subunit in order to secure the minor subunit to the major subunit. Additional systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paula Besterman, Aaron R. Cox, Scott R. LaPree, Michael J. MacPherson, Mark D. Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20130307394
    Abstract: The system for dividing drawers provides a partitioning system for dividing a conventional drawer into a plurality of compartments for separating pairs of shoes or the like. The system includes front and rear sets of upper and lower ribs adapted for mounting on interior faces of front and rear walls of a drawer. Each rib has a plurality of vertically extending slots formed in an interior surface thereof, the plurality of vertically extending slots of the upper ribs being aligned with the plurality of vertically extending slots of the lower ribs. At least one divider panel having opposed front and rear edges slides into a selected pair of vertically extending slots of the front set of ribs, and a corresponding pair of vertically extending slots of the rear set of ribs. Additionally, the divider panel is releasably secured to the front and rear walls of the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: MEHMET DONDURUR, AHMET Z. SAHIN
  • Publication number: 20130285520
    Abstract: A panel assembly includes a first panel having a body and a mating portion formed at an end of the body. The body includes a first surface and an opposite second surface, and the first surface includes several first hooking members and several protruding tabs. A second panel includes a first side and an opposite second side, the first side includes several resilient tabs and several second hooking members. Each resilient tab defines a receiving hole, and the second panel further has a top surface and a bottom surface that includes a protruding portion at the second side. The mating portion of the first panel is snugly received in the chamber, the first hooking members engage the second hooking members, and each of the tabs of the first panel is received in one of the receiving holes of the resilient tabs, thereby coupling the second panel to the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIN-SUNG YANG, WEI LIU, XUE-DONG TANG
  • Publication number: 20130258609
    Abstract: A housing includes a rear housing segment including a protruding post, a back plate disposed in front of the rear housing segment and including a protrusion, and a fastening member disposed between the rear housing segment and the back plate, and including a positioning cap, a positioning post, and an engaging hook. The positioning cap covers removably the protrusion. The positioning post protrudes from the positioning cap opposite to the protrusion and engages the protruding post. The engaging hook includes a clamping plate that cooperates with the positioning cap to clamp the board member there between, and an engaging block that removably engages an engaging hole in the board member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: MING-SHIANG KE
  • Publication number: 20130235488
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a housing includes a first housing component having a through hole covered by a first seal at one end of the through hole. The housing also includes a second seal that covers the first seal. In accordance with certain embodiments, a housing maintains a low density gas. The housing includes a fastening means for attaching a cover to a base, a first sealing means for sealing a through hole in the housing, and a second sealing means for inhibiting diffusion of the low-density gas through the first sealing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas G. Andrikowich, Michael C. Strzepa
  • Patent number: 8496307
    Abstract: Disclosed are rack enclosures for electronic equipment including at least one door configured to define a space between an edge of the door and a wall or frame of the cabinet, kits for retrofitting rack enclosures to include such a door, and methods of installing such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bergesch, Kevin Neil Thomas, Mark A. Uhrhan
  • Patent number: 8474927
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a sidewall and a nut assembly. The sidewall defines a through hole therein. The nut assembly is detachably positioned on the sidewall. The nut assembly includes a nut and a resilient tab. The nut includes a base and a post extending from the base. The post extends through the through hole. The tab is secured on the post. The sidewall is sandwiched between the base and the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh-Hsiang Lin, Wen-Tang Peng
  • Publication number: 20130153563
    Abstract: A connection assembly snap-interlocking first and second components is initiated with a first tab member provided on a first leg of the first component extending into a slot formed at an inner portion of the second component. The connection is then completed upon relatively rotating the first and second components about an axis defined by the first tab member, with a terminal bent portion of the first tab member engaging with the second component, another portion of the first tab member abutting a biasing arm extending from the second component, and a terminal portion of a second tab member, which extends from an outer edge portion of the second component, being snap-received and retained in an opening formed in a second leg of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: ROBERT C. STEFFENS
  • Publication number: 20130099632
    Abstract: An undercabinet secretary provides organization and storage for items as well as concealed or hidden storage for items. The undercabinet secretary prevents concealed items from being accessed while allowing authorized persons or those who are aware of the hidden storage to conveniently retrieve the items. The undercabinet secretary may have one or more dividers to provide compartments for organization and storage of items, and may have a hidden compartment assembly having the same outward appearance to conceal items. In one or more embodiments, the hidden compartment assembly may have its own divider which may be used as a handle to to access the hidden compartment assembly and which allows the hidden compartment assembly to blend in with the other dividers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Marie Risley
  • Patent number: 8398183
    Abstract: A hanging hook for attaching a generally vertical object to a vertical side wall of a piece of storage furniture, comprises: a central portion extending laterally for at least the distance of the width of said object; a first attachment portion at one end of said central portion, the first attachment portion including a leg section extending downward for securing said leg portion through an aperture in a top surface of said piece of storage furniture; and a second attachment portions at the opposite end of said central portion, the second attachment portion including a leg section extending downward and an arm section extending inward from a distal end of the first section toward the center of said hanging hook for securing said arm section through an aperture in an outer side surface of said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Jetmax Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen K. C. Cheung
  • Publication number: 20130057128
    Abstract: A cable management cabinet is improved by separately managing the routing of data copper cables and optical fiber cables within the cabinet. This is accomplished by providing separate cable retaining boxes (CRBs) for data copper cables and optical fiber cables respectively. The CRBs are provided with front openings to facilitate installation and routing of optical fiber cables and data copper cables. The openings may be provided with edge guards to ease ingress/egress of cables through the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Denis E. Burek, Lynda Price, Willard C. White
  • Patent number: 8360538
    Abstract: A toolbox with drawers for holding tools and the like and a display rack for holding and displaying such tools. The display rack is movable vertically relative to the toolbox and may assume a first tool accessible and tool visible position and a second position where the tools are not accessible and are not visible. A locking mechanism maintains the inaccessible tool position of the display rack. Preloaded struts operate to extend the display rack to its tool accessible and tool visible condition when the retaining force on the display rack is released. A retaining mechanism is used to hold the display rack in its elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Barry Kane Retchloff
  • Publication number: 20130020921
    Abstract: A storage unit includes a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral body section joined to the top and bottom walls. The peripheral body section includes a rear wall section, peripheral side wall sections and transversely spaced-apart door jamb sections. The door jamb sections define an opening into said storage unit and are adapted to receive a movable door for opening and closing the opening into said storage unit. The peripheral body section includes a unitary metal member that provides a rear wall section, a peripheral side wall section and a door jamb section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PENCO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Everett Booth
  • Publication number: 20130009531
    Abstract: A universal rail used for cabinet or furniture construction. The rail is rectangular and has a top, middle and bottom section. Each section has a flange that can be used for various functions. The rail can be positioned either vertically or horizontally depending on the furniture that is to be assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Francisco Irace
  • Publication number: 20120299453
    Abstract: Apparatus and devices for carrying a storage device and adapting it to a slot for a storage device having a different form factor. The system comprises an opening means for elastically deforming a shape of the system from an original shape so that the carrier may receive the storage device. The system also comprises restraining means for constraining the motion of the storage device within the system when the system returns to the original shape. Furthermore, the system comprises a spacing means for aligning the storage device with the slot while the storage device is restrained within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: LSI CORPORATION
    Inventors: John M. Dunham, Alan T. Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20120273322
    Abstract: A parking meter mechanism is described that may include a front housing, having a display opening for viewing a display through, connected to an internal structure. Additionally or alternatively the parking meter mechanism may include a contactless payment reader located behind the display. The parking meter mechanism may be secured to a lower housing. A back housing may be secured to the lower housing as well. The front or back housing may include a solar panel compartment and solar panel mounted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Shamus John Angus McLarty, Ben Garvey
  • Publication number: 20120223628
    Abstract: A replaceable front panel system for use with a storage module, including a chassis defining a structural configuration of the front panel system, and a removable covering skin configured to at least in part surround the chassis, the removable covering skin defining one or more exterior surfaces of the front panel system. Also provided is a kit for customizing the appearance of a door or drawer front for a storage cabinet module comprising a covering skin configured to at least in part surround a chassis of the door or drawer front, and optionally, an installation tool, and a method for installing the covering skin onto a chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Evangelidis
  • Publication number: 20120222935
    Abstract: A parking meter mechanism is described that may include a front housing, having a display opening for viewing a display through, connected to an internal structure. Additionally or alternatively the parking meter mechanism may include a contactless payment reader located behind the display. The parking meter mechanism may be secured to a lower housing. A back housing may be secured to the lower housing as well. The front or back housing may include a solar panel compartment and solar panel mounted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Shamus John Angus McLarty, Ben Garvey
  • Publication number: 20120217860
    Abstract: A display casing has a first cover, a second cover, and a fixing member between the first cover and the second cover to serve as a combination medium therebetween. The fixing member is engaged with two buckling pieces of the first cover by a positioning pin and a restraining portion, and the second cover is then buckled on the fixing member by a buckling member to be combined with the first cover. The material of the fixing member is the same as that of the second cover but is different from, the material of the first cover. Therefore, when the buckling member of the second cover is buckled on the fixing member, the risk of the fracture of the fixing member under the stress of the buckling member can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Chuang-Ming WU, Ta-Wei Li
  • Publication number: 20120176009
    Abstract: This fixing structure for thin housings is so formed as to disengage an engaging projecting portion and an engaging recess portion from each other by moving an intersection between a first inclined portion and an end section along the first inclined portion while deflecting at least either the engaging projecting portion or the engaging recess portion when disengaging the engaging projecting portion and the engaging recess portion from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mari MUROI, Hideki Kume
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120169192
    Abstract: A hospitality environment item, namely, interchangeable decorative panels that include laminates and their placement on underbar furniture/equipment. The decorative panels may each have their own laminate finish. Flanges attached to the underbar furniture/equipment extend to conceal edges of the decorative panels and extend over a peripheral region of the face of the decorative panel. The decorative panels have holes arranged to allow draw-pull handles to be secured to a drawer/door and a lock to penetrate into the drawer/door. Other decorative panels have holes that allow light to shine through from lights in backsplash sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Simon
  • 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: 20120141247
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles are left in storage areas, such as lockers or other receptacles that may be associated with a household services company. A divided storage receptacle is discussed. The receptacle is divided by an angled plane such that the top portion may be used to hang clothes of various lengths thereby utilizing the space efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Arik Seth Levy
  • Publication number: 20120139397
    Abstract: A storage shell includes sidewalls and rails. The sidewalls each extend between two others of the sidewalls to collectively define a chamber therebetween. The sidewalls create a plurality of intersection lines each being defined along a boundary between two of the plurality of sidewalls. The plurality of are rails each coupled to and radially extends away from a different corresponding one of the plurality of intersection lines relative to a center of the storage shell. Each of the plurality of rails is formed with a Y-shaped cross-section. Related storage and organization systems, and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin ZALEWSKI, Dirk AHLGRIM, Monica KUZNIK, Samuel PALMER, Gretchen WUSTRACK
  • Publication number: 20120133262
    Abstract: A household appliance having a housing defining an interior space. In an exemplary embodiment, the housing may include a plurality of internal walls, wherein at least one of the plurality of internal walls is made of a glass material. Further, the interior space may be under a refrigeration condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joachim Grützke, Andrew Roberson
  • Patent number: 8169778
    Abstract: A peripheral card EMI shielding scheme which comprises a sandwich of three layers. The first layer comprises a chassis rear wall (e.g., constructed of sheet metal). The next layer, which in certain embodiments is the middle of the sandwich, comprises a relatively thin plate (e.g., 0.15 mm+/?0.1 mm) with spring arms. The third layer comprises a sheet metal plate (in certain embodiments, the third layer has a similar thickness to the rear wall). The thick sheet metal plate completely covers the thin plate, except for areas where the spring arms protrude. The three plates are staked together by a method similar to an extrude-and-roll process (e.g., where one piece is fastened to another without the need for additional hardware or welding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Steven J. Zielnicki, Vibora Sim
  • Publication number: 20120062086
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and at least one panel secured to the frame structure. The at least one panel includes one or more panel knockouts arranged therein. Each panel knockout is configured to be removable from the at least one panel to provide a pass-through opening for a cable. The at least one panel further includes a split brush assembly seated in place of a removed one of the one or more panel knockouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, JR., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Publication number: 20120052788
    Abstract: A cabinet comprising a first baffle disposed so that a device may be mounted in the cabinet below the first baffle. The first baffle further disposed so as to prevent air in a front of the cabinet below the first baffle from mixing with air above the first baffle. A second baffle is disposed so as to prevent air in the first side of the cabinet below the second baffle from mixing with air in the first side of the cabinet above the second baffle. A third baffle is disposed so as to prevent air in the first side of the cabinet in front of the third baffle from mixing with air in a rear of the cabinet. A fourth baffle is disposed so as to prevent air below the device and toward a front of the fourth baffle from mixing with air in a rear of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Mallia, Paul Mallia
  • Publication number: 20120007483
    Abstract: The workstation includes a cabinet 100 having a worktop 101 and a compartment 3 for tool storage, a compartment containing a paper towel dispenser, a compartment 7 which contains a waste bin, and compartments 6, 9 housing self-retracting hose reels for air and water. The hose reel compartments are recessed behind the front face of the cabinet to accommodate hose end fittings, and may occupy a lower portion of the cabinet. The space above may be occupied by a panel containing electrical and/or data connectors, the paper towel dispenser, and a dispenser for latex gloves. A further compartment 8 houses a personal computer carried by a drawer mounted on runners. An upstanding pegboard 30 is mounted on vertical sliders and operated by pneumatic cylinders or an electric motor allowing it to be stowed behind the rear of the cabinet when not in use. A flat screen monitor 40 is mounted on the pegboard, and a keyboard holder 42 may be provided for storing a computer keyboard in a vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Dominic Robert Wishlade
  • Publication number: 20110309731
    Abstract: The present invention provides a supporting system for furniture, comprising; a rail (100), adapted to be mounted on a substantially vertical plane; and a projecting male member (200), connected to the rail (100), said male member projecting distally of said rail (100). The male member (200) provides a mounting plane transversal to the longitudinal direction of said rail, such that said male member (200) is configured to be enclosed by a mating female member (400). The female member (400) being located at a side piece of a furniture; said male member (200) and female member (400), in use, having two vertical support surfaces and at least one horizontal support surface each, arranged such that relative longitudinal displacement of male member (200) and female member (400) is hindered, and the horizontal support surface of the male member (200) supports the horizontal support surface of the female member (400), such that they allow horizontal mounting of the side piece on the rail (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Inter IKEA Systems B.V. (NL)
    Inventor: Jan-Ake Lindvall
  • Publication number: 20110273069
    Abstract: A case structure and a method for pre-forming the same are described. The pre-forming method includes the following steps. A first case body and a second case body are supplied. Two side plates of the second case body are bent, such that the two side plates respectively form an initial angle with the bottom plate. The second case body is disposed in the first case body. The two side plates are pulled to respectively come close to two side walls of the first case body, such that the bottom plate forms a curved surface in the first case body. When having an object disposed therein, the case structure overcomes a downward pressure generated by the object through the curved surface, thereby preventing the first case body and the second case body from sagging out of the case structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuei Hua Chen, Jung Lung Chen, Ming Ting Lin
  • Publication number: 20110234073
    Abstract: A panel for a household appliance which comprises a member which includes an inner surface, an outer surface, at least one inlay on at least one of the two surfaces where said at least one inlay has a polygonal form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MABE, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Alfonso Thompson Salinas, Martin Ortega Breña
  • Publication number: 20110227467
    Abstract: This invention presents a media island with a table element mounted around and onto a kiosk body. The table element can have a plurality of ashtrays. The table element can also have a plurality of drink recesses or cup holders. The table element can be comprised of two-piece table element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Foot Traffic Media Group, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold John Foppe, JR., Kevin Edward Sprouse
  • Publication number: 20110221313
    Abstract: A kick panel for a household appliance, wherein the household appliance includes a housing body and a front panel defining a front of the housing body, the front panel including a front wall and a first side wall adjacent to a first end of the front wall of the front panel, the first side wall of the front panel including a cut-out. The kick panel includes a front wall and a first side wall adjacent to a first end of the front wall of the kick panel, wherein an inner concealed surface of the first side wall of the kick panel includes a catch device extending therefrom for engaging the cut-out of the front panel and securing the kick panel to the front panel, and wherein the kick panel conceals the catch device from view when viewed from a front of the household appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerhard Stegerwald
  • Publication number: 20110181161
    Abstract: An exemplary switching cabinet includes a rack. The rack includes four vertical braces. Each of the vertical braces includes a main body having an open inner lateral side. The main body includes a main plate and two extending plates extending from two opposite lateral sides of the main plate in a same direction. A first flange and a second flange extend oppositely and outwardly from free sides of the extending plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YI-LIANG HSIAO