Cubicle Type; I.e., Spaced From Floor Or Ceiling Patents (Class 52/239)
  • Patent number: 10364570
    Abstract: A building form system including a plurality of forms for assembling into a wall template that is filled with concrete to create a building wall. The system includes a corner form assembly comprising an inner corner form and an outer corner form for disposition on a corner footing. The outer corner form includes walls angled from a bend. A pair of connectors are disposed on opposite ends from the bend. The inner corner form includes corresponding connectors for attachment to the outer corner form around a preset vertical rebar in the corner footing. The system further includes a base form extending between a first pair of connectors that include a peripheral wall disposed directly therebetween and the second pair of connectors for mating engagement with the first that include an inset wall spaced inwardly therefrom. Spacing between the peripheral and inset wall of adjacent base forms accommodating vertical rebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: EZ PVC LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Johnston
  • Patent number: 10056283
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for aligning a substrate are disclosed. In one aspect, the substrate aligning apparatus includes a stage configured to support a plurality of substrates, a supporting pin placed in the stage to support the substrates and an alignment clamp configured to respectively move each of the substrates to align the substrates. The alignment clamp can respectively align at least two of the substrates with reference to an alignment reference position as a two-dimensional coordinate system which includes a first axis and a second axis crossing the first axis and is set on an imaginary plane by the first and second axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Wan Park, Ji Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 9909321
    Abstract: A reversible resilient wall padding apparatus includes a reversible resilient wall pad and at least one pad connector. The pad includes front, rear, and peripherally-extending sides, and at least one side connector disposed along the peripheral-extending side. The pad connector includes a first portion releasably attachable to the side connector, and a second portion attachable to a vertical surface of a wall. The pad is attachable in a first orientation with the front side facing outwardly and the first portion of the pad connector being attached to the side connector, and the second portion of the pad connector being disposed adjacent to the rear surface of the pad and the vertical surface of the wall, and a second orientation with the rear side of the pad facing outwardly and the first portion of the pad connector being attached to the side connector, and the second portion of the pad connector being disposed adjacent to the front surface of the pad and the vertical surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sportsfield Intellectual, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne P. Oliver
  • Patent number: 9717348
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing and installing architectural walls include adjustable shelves and a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism may allow the architectural wall to selectively secure a panel or shelf disposed through a hole in the wall. The clamping mechanism may also be loosened to allow the panel or shelf to be adjusted, removed, or replaced as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed
  • Patent number: 9650785
    Abstract: A reusable architectural wall is provided which provides a cost-effective space-dividing wall structure formed of internal support rails joined by a lightweight, cost effective facing panel on each panel side, which preferably is formed of standard architectural materials such as gypsum board, R-board and the like. The wall is structurally rigid, field cuttable, installable horizontally or vertically and has a substantial acoustic reduction, cable carrying capacity, and HVAC capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Yu, Bryan R. Gingrich, Robert L. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9395042
    Abstract: In general, implementations of the present invention include devices, systems, and components for mounting and/or displaying panels and panel structures with one or more post modules. The post modules, according to the present invention, can include a post, which can secure one or more panels, and covers that can conceal the post from view. Additionally, the post modules can have hollow channels between the covers and the post, which can house wires, cords, lighting elements, and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan K. Harris, Brian Hillstrom, Guillaume Martin, Michael Damen
  • Patent number: 9370119
    Abstract: A support rail assembly for supporting a load in a computer rack system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes a pair of rails configured to be secured to sides of computer equipment and secured to the rack system such that the computer equipment may slide into and out of the rack system. Each rail includes an inner rail slideably engaging an outer rail. The inner rail being secured to the sides of the computer equipment and the outer rail being secured to the front and rear racks. The outer rail having rear end and front end bracket that attach to the racks. Unique front end locking flanges and rear end locking flanges with rear end piloting flanges allow the outer rails to quickly pivot and lock into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Innovation First, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoainam James Tonthat, Robert H. Mimlitch, III, Juan Carlos Valles, James Whitney Wilson
  • Patent number: 9309670
    Abstract: An apparatus for dividing regions is described. The apparatus includes at least one glass dividing wall and at least one holding device. At least one first mounting device is arranged on the holding device, and at least one second mounting device is arranged on the holding device. The first mounting device has a first end provided with a first radius, and the second mounting device has a second end provided with a second radius. At least one clamping holder is arranged at one of the ends of one of the mounting devices. The clamping holder has a first clamping part and a second clamping part between which is clamped the dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: KL Megla GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Reinecke
  • Patent number: 9206605
    Abstract: A connector arrangement for a wall panel system is provided which includes connector blocks that join serially-adjacent wall panel frames together in proper alignment with each other. These corner blocks also are matable with a system of spacer strips, light block strips, single-side trim covers and multi-side trim covers which enclose the connector blocks and connector structure. A corner spline arrangement is also provided between adjacent trim covers which spline extends vertically and defines a closed corner, right-angled corner between the interconnected trim covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Glick, Jason DeWeerd, Robert Clare Wayner
  • Patent number: 9151045
    Abstract: A partition structure includes two partition members each of which has two edges formed on a side and an engaging assembly including a first engaging member, a second engaging member and at least one locking member. The first engaging member has two first L-shaped wing portions extending from two sides thereof and a convex portion formed on a middle and having at least one opening slot. The second engaging member has two second L-shaped wing portions extending from two sides thereof and a concave portion formed on a middle. The locking member is fixed to the concave portion. The two first L-shaped wing portions and the two second L-shaped wing portions correspondingly overlap each of the two edges, respectively, the convex portion and the concave portion are engaged with each other, and the locking member is correspondingly engaged with the opening slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: CITYNEON DISPLAYS (TAIWAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Che-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 9136411
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention includes a solar panel clamp system for mounting solar panels on ground-level and raised purlins. Such systems include left-handed and right-hand clamps that can be attached to opposite sides of solar panel assemblies that include mounting frames. Left-handed clamps can attach to the mounting frame of a solar panel and include surfaces that can rest on the top surfaces of purlins and include a lip or shelf surface onto which the right-handed clamps of a mounting frame of a neighboring solar panel can rest to increase the speed and safety of installing solar panels on raised purlins. Through holes in the left-handed and right-handed clamps can then be used as guide holes for drilling into the purlins. The majority of, if not all of, the solar panel installation using the clamps of the present invention can be completed from underneath the raised purlins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Mike Jolley
  • Patent number: 9032682
    Abstract: A free-standing wall includes an internal frame, a pair of wall panel assemblies supported on each side of the internal frame by cleats and a top plate. The internal frame includes opposing sides that define a thickness. Each of the pair of wall panel assemblies includes a panel having an interior surface and a width. The top plate includes a width that is at least as great as a combined dimension of the thickness of the internal frame and the widths of each panel. The top plate is coupled to a top of the internal frame to secure the pair of wall panel assemblies to the internal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Knoll, Timothy J. Martell, Daniel R. Jicinsky
  • Patent number: 9010033
    Abstract: A wall rail system for mounting to a wall within an office environment or work space, including a first, upper rail and a second, lower rail, each including a horizontally-facing channel. The rails further include vertically-facing channels, with the rails mountable to a wall in an inverted, opposing relationship with respect to one another with the vertically-facing channel of the upper rail facing in an upward direction, and the vertically-facing channel of the lower rail facing in a downward direction. Brackets secured to components such as a work surfaces or cabinets, for example, interface with the vertically-facing channels of the rails for mounting components to the rails without the use of fasteners. Decorative and/or functional tiles may be captured adjacent the wall between the rails using faceplates which engage the horizontally-facing channels of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Woods, Samial K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9010031
    Abstract: A modular headwall system with multiple interlocking sections. The studs in each frame section include hooks and slots that ensure secure attachment of one section to each adjacent section while maintaining proper alignment. For floor-mounted applications, a self-leveling base assembly provides a level support track even on uneven floors. An adjustable crown molding assembly provides an attractive architectural feature while concealing an irregular ceiling line. The cover panels forming the front of the headwall float on a hanger system that allows slight lateral and vertical movement while holding the entire matrix of panels firmly against the frame behind it; this allows the panels to maintain proper alignment in the assembled headwall even where the supporting wall and floor surfaces are irregular. The side trim assembly includes a cable management recess. Some panels include a floating equipment track that is aesthetically pleasing and less likely to harbor microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Modular Services Company
    Inventors: Travis W. Webb, Taylor C. Culpepper, John R. Pierson
  • Patent number: 9003731
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for incorporating face- and center-mounted panels into a single wall module to form nested wall modules. For instance, face-mounted panels can nest within the center-mounted panels. Additionally or alternatively, center-mounted panels can nest within the face-mounted panels to form windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: DIRTT Enviornmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 8997436
    Abstract: A wall panel system includes a base track and a plurality of interlocking wall panels. Each wall panel includes a continuous and unitarily formed first panel member and a continuous and unitarily formed second panel member. Each panel member includes a first face portion, an edge portion, and a plurality of connection members. The first and second panel members are interconnected by the plurality of connection member on the first panel member engaging the plurality of connection members on the second panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas B. Spear
  • Patent number: 8997413
    Abstract: A modular booth system comprising support posts, support beams, and corner support posts. The system includes features which facilitate enhanced structural rigidity of an assembled embodiment of the system. These features may include one or more of dual locking pins and slots and biased translatable locking pins. The system may facilitate the removable engagement of accessories, for example, through the provision of one or more accessory engagement channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Extraordinary Offerings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8925619
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular partition system obtained by assembling removable elements. The system includes at least one mast and at least one panel made integral with each other. The panel includes a frame, on at least one face of which is stretched a canvas. The frame includes a retainer to this end of stretching, on its perimeter and longitudinally. The canvas includes, on the perimeter of its rear face, a hooking device aimed at cooperating with the retainer. The mast includes a profile, or an assembly of profiles, each profile having a device designed capable of permitting directly or indirectly fastening the panel. The present invention is essentially characterized in that the mast includes a device for retaining a mast canvas, at least a portion of which is aimed at covering at least the portion of the mast that is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Duo Industrie
    Inventors: Francois Frezouls, Philippe Beille
  • Patent number: 8904728
    Abstract: A temporary, non-load bearing wall panel that when joined together with other like panels, is used as a barrier (also known as a barricade wall) that keeps a construction area, vacant store, or any other undesirable element out of the reach and view of pedestrians. If required by the end user, the panels could be laminated with a visual graphic for reasons of aesthetic enhancement, advertisement of service, announcement of future business expectations, etc. A door and/or window display, dust curtains, etc. may be added to the panels as dictated by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: DeZaio Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael DeZaio
  • Patent number: 8857496
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to partitioning devices and methods for partitioning space. A device is presented comprising: at least one partition body; at least one motility assembly operably adapted to at least one partition body; and at least one interconnect, where the at least one interconnect is used to interchangeably link the at least one partition body in multiple configurations with another partition body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: 8844222
    Abstract: A connector arrangement for a wall panel system is provided which includes connector blocks that join serially-adjacent wall panel frames together in proper alignment with each other. These corner blocks also are matable with a system of spacer strips, light block strips, single-side trim covers and multi-side trim covers which enclose the connector blocks and connector structure. A corner spline arrangement is also provided between adjacent trim covers which spline extends vertically and defines a closed corner, right-angled corner between the interconnected trim covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Glick, Jason DeWeerd, Robert Clare Wayner
  • Patent number: 8844210
    Abstract: Brackets for an office partition system permit the off-modular attachment of articles of furniture, such as cabinets, above the upper edges of panels in the partition system. The width of the furniture article may be either equal to, less than, or greater than the width of an underlying panel. Also, the location of the furniture article may be adjusted relative to the underlying panels such that the location of the furniture article is not determined by the size or position of an underlying panel to which the furniture article is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay M. Henriott
  • Patent number: 8833018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting system and to a method for mounting a dividing wall (1) on at least one holding device (2, 3), for example a holding rod or a holding post. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device for dividing regions. To this end, a first mounting device (23 to 28) which can be mounted on the holding device (2, 3) and a second mounting device (23 to 28) which can be mounted on the holding device (2, 3) are used. Furthermore, a mounting element (35) is provided which can be mounted on the first mounting device (23 to 28) and has a receptacle (36), in which a dividing wall (1) can be received in a non-clamping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: KL MEGLA GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Reinecke
  • Patent number: 8826630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method with which cabling can be arranged invisibly in an indoor space in rapid and simple manner. This method comprises the steps of placing a non-load-bearing partition wall which has a cavity and which is provided on its underside with a recess which extends over the whole length thereof and which is at least partially open on its upper side and communicates with the cavity, and placing the laid cabling laterally into the recess. The method further comprises of arranging at least one take-off point in the partition wall, leading a take-off cable from the take-off point through the cavity in the partition wall to the recess, and connecting the take-off cable to the cabling in the recess. In the case of walls provided with studs or other connecting elements, these can, at the position of the recess, be replaced by or strengthened with strengthening elements leaving the recess at least partially clear. Different embodiments of these strengthening elements can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Infill Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Age Van Randen
  • Patent number: 8769884
    Abstract: A self-supporting modular panel for dividing spaces and/or supporting furniture elements includes a support structure including a cross-beam and an upright fastened to the cross-beam. The support structure has a plurality of horizontal notches. A first plurality of cover sheets are fastened to the cross-beam so as to provide a rest base, and define a housing volume arranged within the rest base. A second plurality of cover sheets are fastened to the upright of the modular support structure so as to provide a wall having plurality of horizontal grooves which provide a passageway for a bracket mount which can be geometrically coupled to a shaped profile that is accommodated within one of the horizontal notches of the support structure. The rest base, with the housing volume, defines a wiring recess suitable to accommodate a plurality of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Unifor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Cesare Picchio
  • Patent number: 8756893
    Abstract: A system for connecting modular walls includes a position retention mechanism configured to releasably retain a plurality of wall modules together. In one implementation, the position retention mechanism includes opposing front and back surfaces or walls, and one or more channels formed therebetween. The position retention mechanism is further configured with a plurality of spring tabs positioned within the one or more channels, wherein the spring tabs are configured to lock into a plurality of opposing connector interfaces corresponding to the opposing wall modules, such that the positioning retaining mechanism secures adjacent, opposing wall modules together. The position retention mechanism can further be configured with different surfaces to connect or hold a variety of components of various shapes together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 8713893
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method with which cabling can be arranged invisibly in an indoor space in rapid and simple manner. This method comprises the steps of placing a non-load-bearing partition wall which has a cavity and which is provided on its underside with a recess which extends over the whole length thereof and which is at least partially open on its upper side and communicates with the cavity, and placing the laid cabling laterally into the recess. The method further comprises of arranging at least one take-off point in the partition wall, leading a take-off cable from the take-off point through the cavity in the partition wall to the recess, and connecting the take-off cable to the cabling in the recess. In the case of walls provided with studs or other connecting elements, these can, at the position of the recess, be replaced by or strengthened with strengthening elements leaving the recess at least partially clear. Different embodiments of these strengthening elements can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Infill Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Age Van Randen
  • Patent number: 8713868
    Abstract: An upper stackable panel is provided for use with lower panels having a structural panel to panel, connector mount located at least at each upper corner of said lower panel, to which a panel to panel connector can be secured by at least one fastener. The upper panels have a structural panel mounting member located at least at each bottom corner, at a location adjacent an upper corner panel to panel connector mount when the upper panel is positioned on top of the lower panel. Each lower corner panel mounting member has a fastener configuration which is compatible with that of the adjacent upper corner panel to panel connector mount on the lower panel. At least one fastener secures each said bottom corner panel mounting member to its adjacent upper corner panel to panel connector mount, to create a structural connection between the upper and lower panels at each of their respective lower and upper corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Compatico Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Kadzban
  • Patent number: 8683697
    Abstract: A large scale structure includes a plurality of panels, wherein each panel has at least one opening therethrough. And each panel has opposed edge profiles that are positionable next to adjacent panels and opposed end profiles that are positionable next to adjacent panels. A plurality of rods extend through aligned openings so as to interconnect the plurality of panels to one another. And a plurality of coupling nuts, each coupling nut attachable to an end of one of the rods, wherein the coupling nuts secure the panels to one another. An insert with apertures aligned with the openings allows a rod to extend through the insert and facilitate securement of the insert to the plurality of panels so as to form a section. Additional sections can be assembled as needed to form the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Randy L. Gaigler, Kishan L. Goel, Tushar K. Shah
  • Patent number: 8677704
    Abstract: Designed for office interior environments and layouts, there is provided a module wall system that comprises a module having a number of cavities and opposite cavities. The modules may include board plates, lateral plates, cover plates, and internal rails that are built to accommodate cables and utilities. The internal rails may be posted throughout the length of such modules and may interconnect with columns. The cavities may have cover plates positioned conveniently to form a structural, functional and decorative composition. The modules are interconnected, structured and fixed with the columns, which can be posted vertically and sitting on feet, to provide better stability. The columns are hollow and fitted with removable column cover for access to wiring or complementary accommodation of decorative objects. Modules may form various convenient work areas or cubicle layouts with functional and aesthetic environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Luciano Trindade de Sousa Monteiro
  • Patent number: 8661765
    Abstract: Interlocking support posts form an interlocking rack system which may have a single mold which provides both a male and a female joinder member. Between the support posts can be mounted panels such as solar panels. Under the support posts can be installed a roof stand off assembly which prevents water from weakening the roof. Various combinations of construction members offer a cost effective building block array of mounting panels, wind turbines, and any appliance on a roof and/or anywhere in a building. A two recess mounting bracket is ideally suited to mount solar panels on a roof. A lower recess can be fastened to a bolt anchor on the roof. The opposing recess can secure a mounting clip which attaches directly to the solar panel. Identical support posts can interlock. Various embodiments include conduit clasps, slider tracks, mounts for cabinets, sign posts, and thru roof screwed anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: D Three Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman, Don N. Tamm
  • Patent number: 8646231
    Abstract: The connection between two partitions of offices is assured by a post of angle and a spacer. The section of the post of angle contains a circular part and a neighboring part in the shape of dovetail. The spacer is a profile, a section of which corresponds to a truncated triangle. The base and the extremities of the sides of the spacer contact the circular part of the post of angle. This contact assures of one part the alignment of both profiles and on the other hand a finish of joint whatever is the angle between partitions. The fixation of an element of partition such as one profile (22) or a facing in the U profile is assured by an intermediate profile snapped up at the bottom of U of the U profile. The fixation of a profile in a U profile is realized by insertion of the extremity of the profile in the hollow of U followed by a rotation of a quarter of tour of the profile around its main axis to clamp its extremity in the U.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Hive, Inc.
    Inventor: Florian Eyme
  • Patent number: 8627610
    Abstract: A privacy enhancer is composed of a first strip preferably rigid and a flexible strip. The first strip has a connector located on one edge. An adhesive is provided along the length of the side for attachment to a first or second pilaster of an enclosure. The enhancer includes a second strip preferably a flexible plastic strip preferably nontransparent having a connector located on an edge of the flexible plastic strip. The two connectors are coupled together. The first strip is then attached to the pilaster by contacting the adhesive side of the strip to the pilaster on the side of the pilaster opposite to the direction of movement of the door. The flexible plastic strip closes off the space between the door and the pilaster when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Prime.Line Products Co.
    Inventor: Richard H Crowther
  • Publication number: 20130326976
    Abstract: A frameless mounting system for glass or the like includes one or more bracket assemblies that adjustably interconnect a sheet of material along an upper edge of an existing partition system. The bracket assemblies permit the sheet of material to be adjusted upwardly or sidewardly to align the sheets of material with adjacent sheets of material. Furthermore, the sheets of material can be tilted as required to align adjacent sheets. The sheet of material is preferably transparent glass, but may comprise various other materials such as polymers, translucent materials, frosted, or opaque materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Robert E. Jeffers, Roy Fink
  • Patent number: 8590232
    Abstract: A display article comprising one of a magnetic and magnet attractive material disposed such that the material defines an area, a substrate for the material, the substrate optionally being permeable to a pushpin, the material allowing a magnet or magnet attractive material to be secured thereto, the material be integrally secured to the substrate so as to form a composite article whereby an item to be displayed can be secured to the composite article by a magnet or magnet attractive material and optionally by a pushpin. The composite article is suitable for use as a display surface, allowing securement of articles to be displayed by a magnet or optionally by pushpin. The composite article may be used as wallpaper or a wall covering, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Bonnie Roche
  • Patent number: 8549804
    Abstract: An electrical service assembly is secured to a framework of a panel of an office partition system and includes at least one bracket to which at least one electrical outlet module is mounted, the module having at least a pair of electrical outlets such that electrical outlets may be positioned in a back-to-back configuration. In this manner, the electrical service assembly provides service to opposite sides of a panel that face opposite work spaces. Also, the electrical outlet modules may be associated with separate circuits to prevent overload of the electrical service assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Metcalf, Bart J. Cooper, Jay M. Henriott
  • Patent number: 8511623
    Abstract: A conduit hardware article includes a body forming an approximately rectangular solid defining a first threaded bore extending between generally opposed first and second sides thereof, and a second threaded bore extending between generally opposed third and fourth sides thereof generally perpendicular to the first threaded bore. Slots opening onto the first side can be defined in fifth and sixth sides of the body. The hardware article can be used to attach multiple conduit hardware components to a single threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SNK Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmy Maurice Shiner, Jr., Kevin Paul Kruger
  • Patent number: 8402699
    Abstract: An office partition system including at least first and second panels and a sliding privacy door guidably supported against the first panel via an elongated horizontal guide. The elongated horizontal guide has a channel that receives the privacy door and a mounting structure for mounting the guide to a horizontal track of the first panel. The elongated horizontal guide has a width that is substantially equivalent to the width of the first panel. The privacy door includes wheels that may support the entire weight of the privacy door. The privacy door may move from a first, open position allowing access to an interior space of the office partition system via an opening to a second, closed position restricting access to the interior space via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay M. Henriott
  • Patent number: 8393122
    Abstract: A partition system generally including an adjustable work surface support bracket assembly, which attaches to a track member of the partition system for supporting a work surface. A first vertical member of the bracket assembly includes a mounting portion adapted to be received within the track member, and a first vertical plate portion downwardly extending from the mounting portion and including a plurality of vertically spaced apertures or a pair of elongated apertures. A second member includes a horizontal portion that attaches to a work surface using suitable fasteners. In a first embodiment, the second member includes a tab which is received within any one of the vertically spaced apertures in the vertical member located beneath the track member. In a second embodiment, the second member includes a second vertical plate portion including a plurality of apertures or a pair of elongated apertures for alignment with a pair of apertures in the first vertical plate portion of the first vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Keith E. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8387314
    Abstract: A storage cabinet with two electrified back-to back, separated compartments extending through an office partition with a first compartment open to a first side of the partition and another, second compartment open to a second side of the partition, and with one lockable door on each side of the partition to close the compartment opening on that side. The electrified back to back compartments have a depth less than the side to side depth of the cabinet and, preferably have a cavity intermediate the two compartments via which electrical power is directed to an electrical outlet in each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Inscape Corporation
    Inventors: David Parshad, John R. Edwards, Peter Woronecki
  • Patent number: 8371460
    Abstract: A variable angle panel mounting system can include at least one variable-angle panel mounting member, which in turn includes an elongate support member and an angularly-adjustable mounting plate adapted to secure an end of the elongate support member to a plurality of mounting surface angles. In some embodiments, the variable angle panel mounting system may also include a pressure-fit mounting system. These components can provide the ability to angularly and vertically adjust the variable-angle panel mounting member between opposing support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Venugopal R. Ghatikar, William Gatti, Michael Damen, Guillaume Martin
  • Patent number: 8365449
    Abstract: A configurable large-depth panel display uses a number of frame members and a number of corner brackets coupled to one another to create an flexible and easily customized display device. The frame members relatively uniform, having a substantially constant cross-sectional configuration which is easily coupled to the frame members. The corner brackets can be configured in a number of different ways to produce a display product with a desired configuration. More specifically, the corner brackets can be configured to attach to frame members in a manner which produce an overall framework having multiple shapes and orientations, depending upon the desired design of the overall display. Various panels, brackets and supports can be easily attached to the frame members using integral portions of the constant cross-sectional configuration. Further, more complex displays can be easily created by simply attaching different framework components to one another thus creating a single structure with multiple panel members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Dixon Gimpel, Mark Fritsche, Scott Parizek, John Elliott
  • Patent number: 8359809
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of refurbishing a modular work station or cubicle having a wall segment with at least one exterior surface and at least one horizontal load support that is connected to the wall segment so that it confronts the exterior surface. The apparatus includes one or more sheets of material that can be trimmed to the dimensions of the exterior surface and which are thin enough so that they are able to be inserted between a load support (such as a desk top, tack board, shelf, tool rail, cabinet, or the like) and the external surface. The one or more sheets can be penetrable (tackable), paramagnetic, and/or capable of use with wet or dry markers. The one or more sheets may also be provided with a finishing layer of woven material or fabric and can be fire resistant and/or have acoustical dampening properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120311946
    Abstract: A modular office partition that can be joined together to form dividing wall structures in which the partition has a skeleton frame with opposed faces covered by a plurality of covers with each cover being removably coupled to the frame in either a remote position or in a proximate position such that the partition will have a first width when the covers are connected to the frame in the proximate position and a second width greater than the first width when the covers are connected to the frame in the remote position. Preferably, the covers are removably mounted to the frame via cover retaining clips with the clips being removable from the frame and the clips being provided as wider and narrower clips so as to mount each cover in either the remote position or the proximate position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Ivan Liu, David Parshad, Peter Woronecki
  • Patent number: 8272180
    Abstract: An upright space-dividing wall panel is provided having an internal frame and a top cap attached to a top rail of the frame. The top cap includes a lengthwise channel in which threaded fasteners are slidably received for engaging the top cap to the frame rail. The top cap further includes side channels which cooperate with coupling brackets for securing a second panel to the wall panel. Further, a locator clip arrangement is provided between the top cap and a side trim cover on the end of the wall panel for precisely locating the trim cover relative to the top cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Glick, Shane Kuipers, David Koning, Jason DeWeerd
  • Patent number: 8272179
    Abstract: A barrier for a robotic work station is provided and includes a pair of upright posts, and rigid panels which are movable between a lower open position and a raised closed position. The panels are simultaneously moved between the raised and lower positions by a pneumatic cylinder and a pulley system. The movable panels are cantilevered from one of the posts, and include rollers for movement within a channel in the post. A fixed panel is provided at the bottom of the posts and extends approximately to the top of the work station table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genesis Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Christian Mangelsen, Terry Daggett, Michael P. Skahill
  • Patent number: 8215081
    Abstract: A system and method to attach and retain panel tiles and a top cap to a support frame of a modular wall panel system. The top cap attached to the support frame includes an elongated body having a one or more attachment clips removably attached to the elongated body at desired locations along the length of the elongated body. The attachment clips and elongated body are formed separately and assembled prior to attachment to the modular panel. The elongated body includes a pair of receiving cavities that receive spring arms formed on each of the attachment clips. The attachment clips are rotated into position such that the spring arms engage the elongated body and hold the attachment clips in position. Each panel includes a stiffener bracket having engagement tabs. The engagement tabs are received within notches formed in the vertical posts to secure the tiles to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Cummings, David D. Liegeois, Steven C. Gevaert
  • Patent number: 8196365
    Abstract: A construction of an upright panel unit adapted for use in a wall with the panel units abutting end to end in which a pair of spaced facing sheet members on either side of the panel unit have vertical edge portions joined at each end of the panel unit by being sandwiched between an inner bracket member and an outer bracket member, with the outer bracket member having male and female arms engageable and disengageable with an outer bracket member of the end of an adjacent panel unit merely by respective movement of the panel units longitudinally relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Inscape Corporation
    Inventor: David Parshad
  • Patent number: 8181405
    Abstract: A system for mounting a partition, the system including a shoe with a slot for receiving an edge of the partition and an isolator that fits within the slot between the partition and a portion of the slot. A clamp assembly fits within the slot opposite the first isolator. The clamp assembly includes upper and lower blocks and a center block. The clamp assembly and the isolator are configured to permit the angling of the partition within the slot to place the partition in a desired position. Surfaces of the blocks are angled with respect to each other so that drawing the upper and lower blocks toward each other will urge the center block in one direction so that the partition is held within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: R&B Wagner, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan C. Nash
  • Patent number: RE47693
    Abstract: A movable reconfigurable wall system having at least one module having a front and rear surface, the at least one module having: vertical end frames disposed at least at its side edges, each the vertical end frame having a vertically extending flange directed toward the front surface and a vertically extending flange directed toward the rear surface; a plurality of horizontal stringers affixed between the pair of vertical end frames; and an aesthetic surface affixed to the stringers; and a removable connecting strip, the connecting strip adapted to affix about one of the two flanges on one of the vertical end frames and join the one of the two flanges to a corresponding flange on one of a second module, a wall bracket, a finishing trim or a connection post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed