Cabinet with panel-attachment corner detail

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5039177
SERIAL NO

07547760

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A furniture component, such as a cabinet structure, having corner recesses extending vertically of the cabinet structure and each adapted to receive a vertically elongate corner trim element. The corner trim element preferably has a rounded convex configuration on one side thereof, and a generally square corner configuration on the other side thereof. The corner trim element can be positioned in the respective recess in two different orientations so that either the rounded or square corner configurations can be exteriorly exposed. When the square corner configuration is exposed, then the corner trim element also defines therein an accessible vertically elongate groove which accommodates one-half of a connecting element, such as a vertical hinge element, for permitting the corner of the cabinet to be secured to another furniture component, such as another cabinet or an upright wall panel.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HAWORTH, INC.HOLLAND, MI237

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chopp, Craig C Allegan, MI 1 21
Greenman, Stephen B Holland, MI 2 84
Korsky, Ronald V Rockford, MI 1 21
Newell, Charles R Grand Haven, MI 2 25
Reuschel, Jeffrey Hamilton, MI 4 44
Wright, Alan R Wyoming, MI 9 126

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Bishoff; Mark L. (1)
* 4470647 Interfitting and removable modular storage units including connectors forming part of a unit as well as sliding support for adjacent units 71 1982
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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HNI TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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* 5400560 Office panel element configuration 40 1992
 
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (3)
* 6135583 Storage unit 53 1998
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INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (1)
* 6250843 Trim assembly for use with a flanged support post 3 1998
 
AMERICAN SEATING COMPANY (1)
* 5737887 Wall panel assembly 26 1997
 
WUESTMAN TUINDECORATIES B.V. (1)
* 2004/0118,062 Connection for wall elements 6 2003
 
AMERICAN LAFRANCE, LLC (1)
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ABB AG (2)
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Knoll, Inc. (1)
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Elward Systems Corporation (6)
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VICRO MFG. CORPORATION (1)
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HAWORTH, INC. (1)
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ASC INCORPORATED (1)
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JVM INNOVATION & DESIGN, LLC (1)
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UB Office Systems, Inc. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner