Cubicle Type; I.e., Spaced From Floor Or Ceiling Patents (Class 52/239)
  • Patent number: 11781315
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular wall assembly with prefabricated wires, comprising: a base and multiple modular wall frames. The base is provided with wires and extends out of the base, and at least one connecting groove and a plurality of convex rings are fixed on the base, and the connecting groove is provided with a plurality of conducting parts, and the conducting parts are in electrical communication with wires in the base. The modular wall frames are provided with wires, and comprising: at least one connecting stud, at least one upper connecting groove, a plurality of upper convex rings, a plurality of lower grooves, and a locking device. Through those structure, the workers can quickly build a wall with strength not much different from a normal wall, while also setting up the indoor devices by using the prefabricated wires in the modular wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Zhuangboyu Zhou, Keguan Zou, Han Qin, Jiuqi Wang, Sichen Li, Jiayang Qin
  • Patent number: 11773597
    Abstract: A roof mount assembly mounts a structure to a roof having a rafter and a substrate supported by the rafter. The roof mount assembly includes a piece of flashing positioned on the substrate. The flashing includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface and an aperture extending through the flashing. A fastener extends through the flashing aperture. A bracket is connected to the flashing via the fastener, and the bracket is sized to support at least one roof-mounted structure on the roof. A seal is positioned between the flashing aperture and the fastener. The seal is sized to form a water-tight seal with the aperture to inhibit flow of fluid through the aperture. The seal includes a first portion and a second portion, in which the first portion is positioned to abut the flashing first surface and the second portion is positioned to extend through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: EcoFasten Solar, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Douglas Timothy Lounsbury
  • Patent number: 11661738
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a latch mechanism for latching together extruded support members used to construct temporary partitions and the like. The latch mechanism consists of a latch and strike plate combination wherein a latch is placed at the end of one extrusion and a strike plate is positioned at the end of a second extrusion. The strike plate has hooks and the latch has a bail which is dimensioned to engage the hooks. Each of the latches are switchable between an unlocked orientation wherein the bail is free from the hooks and a locked position wherein the bail engages the hooks and biases the two extrusions together. The strike plate, bail, and hooks are dimensioned and configured such that up to four extrusions can be latched around a single fifth central extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Eric Carl Love, Gilles Alain Martin Grant Rumfels
  • Patent number: 11608634
    Abstract: A partition assembly includes partitions hingedly connected in series. The partitions include a frame with a spaced upright member, a mounting assembly, and upper and lower cross members connecting the upright members. One or both cross members include power and/or data ports. Panels disposed on either side of the frame are movable between upper and lower positions, providing access to the ports. Upper and lower hinge assemblies connect the partitions. The hinge assemblies include gear arms fixed to the upright members with gear heads extending away from the partition that engage the gear head of an adjacent partition. The upright members include aligned apertures defining ports providing a cable passageway from the interior of adjacent partitions. End foot assemblies extend from the ends of the partition assembly and interior foot assemblies extends from between the geared connections of the partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Watson Furniture Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kuchman, Ethan Pearl, Lucas Pearl
  • Patent number: 11606868
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display unit comprising a front face and a peripheral frame, the peripheral frame forming a border around the front face, the front face comprising at least one display panel, wherein the peripheral frame comprises an extruded main section having a channel formed therein extending longitudinally along its length, the peripheral frame further comprising at least one extruded auxiliary section having a profile in cross-section which engages with the channel in the main section of the peripheral frame, wherein the auxiliary section of the peripheral frame provides an infill between the main section and the front face of the display unit to permit alternative or replacement display panels to be accommodated within the same peripheral frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: URBEN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Entwistle
  • Patent number: 11519168
    Abstract: A guard system is disclosed for protecting patients and medical health professionals from the transmission of airborne contagions during the administration of vaccinations. The system includes a frame having a generally rectangular shape; a transparent sheeting attached to the frame creating a barrier against the transmission of airborne contagions, the sheeting having a front side opposite a back side; an aperture in the transparent sheeting, the aperture sized for administering a vaccination to a patient seated on the back side of the transparent sheeting from the front side; a movable screen portion for covering at least a portion of the aperture; wherein the movable screen portion moves from a closed position to an open position to facilitate the administration of the vaccination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Teresa Nadolski
  • Patent number: 11304339
    Abstract: An inlet duct system includes a duct body having a bottom wall and two side walls having at least one opening. An adjustable internal baffle is secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the internal cavity. A first side duct is removably attached to the duct body and forms an air flow chamber that receives a fluid from an opening in one of the side walls and delivers the fluid above the duct body. A first side baffle is positioned within the air flow chamber, adjacent the internal baffle, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the air flow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Edward R. Kello
  • Patent number: 11185158
    Abstract: A monitor support assembly includes a base designed to rest on an ambient floor surface. An upright frame structure is spaced forward to the rear of and extends vertically upward from the base. The frame structure includes first and second vertical members and a top frame member that extends horizontally between the first and second vertical members. A shroud assembly is mounted to the upright frame structure and includes a first central wall member and first and second additional wall members extending from the first and second lateral edges in the same direction. The first central wall member and the additional wall members form a receiving space. A mounting plate mountable to the rear surface of a displays screen is releasably supported by the upright frame structure within the receiving space. A depth dimension of the receiving space is sufficient to accommodate a display screen mounted via the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Kincaid, Mark Spoelhof, Mark Schoolmeester, Duck Young Kong, John Allen, Hyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 11105461
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide example assembled supports for installing a communications device and structures combining a communications device and an assembled support, and relate to the field of communications device installation technologies. In one example, the assembled support for installing a communications device includes a mounting bracket and multiple assembled fasteners. At least one of the assembled fasteners is connected to the mounting bracket. The assembled fastener has a prismatic structure and is disposed in a vertical direction. The assembled fastener includes two under faces and multiple side faces, a jointing structure is disposed on at least one side face of the assembled fastener, and at least one side face of the assembled fastener is used to install the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunqing Deng, Yang Lai
  • Patent number: 10973321
    Abstract: A workspace system includes different base components, different accessory interfaces and different accessories. Different accessory interfaces may be fixed to different base components, and different accessories may be releasably engaged by different, or the same accessory interfaces. The same accessories may be engaged by different accessory interfaces. The base components and accessories may be reconfigured to define different workspaces. Methods of assembling and reconfiguring the workspaces are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Allen, Charles Beasley, William Bennie, Justin G. Beitzel, Antonio Caballero, Rachel Dekker, Sean M. Derrick, Kristi Hooper, Brandon Johnson, Daniel Perez Marin, Alban Moriniere, Jessica Napper, Eric A. Otto, Penghao Shan, Thomas Siffer
  • Patent number: 10920413
    Abstract: A pergola system and bracket is described, which includes a frame having a plurality of vertical spaced apart posts, and horizontal frame members each of which have an internal reinforcing rod passing through at least a portion of the posts/frame members. The internal reinforcing rods are removably secured to a corner connecting element which then connects the posts/frame members to each other making it easier to construct and provides increased stability to the structure upon completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10907348
    Abstract: A building formwork component comprising first and second spaced sidewalls having one or more webs extending there-between, each sidewall comprising a flange extending inwardly along a first edge of the sidewall such that an outer surface of the flange forms a ramp surface; and a groove extending along an opposing second edge of the sidewall. The component may be coupled to a like component by relative movement of the components towards each other, whereby the flanges are received in respective grooves of the like component, and whereby the ramp surfaces facilitate such coupling by engaging respective second edges of the like component to move the second edges and/or ramp surfaces for engagement of the flanges in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CSR BUILDING PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen W. Darwell
  • Patent number: 10689844
    Abstract: A wall panel for a quick assemble wall system may include a first upright post and a second upright post. The wall panel may also include a lower stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post and an upper stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post. The wall panel may include at least one frame for placement within the first vertical post, the second vertical post, the lower stretcher, and the upper stretcher. The wall panel may include a first retractable latch located on the at least one frame, the first retractable latch adapted to engage at least one of the first upright post, second upright post, lower stretcher, or upper stretcher. A frame for a quick assemble wall system and a method of assembling a quick assemble wall system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Varidesk, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Michael Creighton, Ersen Boran, Shuichi Amano, Gary Reuther, Nicholas Max
  • Patent number: 10526782
    Abstract: A carriage is disclosed for moveably supporting an acoustical panel. The carriage comprises a frame having rolling members for movably for supporting the acoustical panel. A first and a second pair of support legs extend angularly from the frame for enabling a plurality of carriages to orientate acoustical panels in a linear or angular relationship. Each of the unique acoustical panels provides sound absorption as well inhibiting sound transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LJ Avalon LLC
    Inventor: Lahnie Johnson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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