Corner Patents (Class 248/220.1)

Patent number: 8876073
Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a bracket assembly comprising a bridge which in turn comprises a central span, a wing attached to the central span, an arm receiving slot; and one or more anus comprising a central region and a flange, wherein said central region and said flange are connected by an offset; the bridge and said arm being adapted to be coupled together. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a joint comprising a first work piece and a second work piece; a bracket assembly comprising a bridge comprising a central span, having a wing extending from said central span at approximately equal angles, said bridge further comprising a arm receiving slot; and a arm comprising a central region connected by an offset to a flange, said arm further comprising a bridge receiving slot wherein said arm receiving slot and said bridge receiving slot engage thereby mating said bridge and said arm; and fastening means to connect the bracket assembly to said work pieces.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 14, 2012
Issued: November 4, 2014
Assignee: H. M. Richards, Inc.
Inventor: James N. Richey
Patent number: 8839980
Abstract: A corner caddy includes a basket assembly and a bracket configured to be coupled to the basket assembly wherein the bracket includes a spreader, a first contact member pivotally connected to a first end of the spreader, a second contact member pivotally connected to a second end of the spreader, a first adhesive positioned adjacent to an outer surface of the first contact member, and a second adhesive positioned adjacent to an outer surface of the second contact member.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 21, 2012
Issued: September 23, 2014
Assignee: Maytex Mills, Inc.
Inventor: David Baines
Patent number: 8833711
Abstract: A bracket assembly for mounting a rack to a floor includes a bracket. The bracket includes a rack-mounting surface having at least one pair of rack-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the rack, and a floor-mounting surface extending from the rack-mounting surface. The floor-mounting surface has at least three pairs of floor-mounting openings for mounting the bracket to the floor.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 20, 2011
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Panduit Corp.
Inventor: Robert L. Fritz
Patent number: 8733570
Abstract: A modular storage container for articles according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a floor panel, a plurality of stackable side walls constructed and arranged to be connectable to the floor panel, a plurality of stackable end walls constructed and arranged to be connectable to the floor panel, and a plurality of stackable corner members constructed and arranged to be connectable adjacent one edge to a side wall and adjacent an opposite edge to an end wall, wherein each side wall and each end wall defining a wall end opening and each corner member having a mounting hole surrounded by a cylindrical boss, each cylindrical boss being constructed and arranged to fit within a corresponding wall end opening.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 6, 2010
Issued: May 27, 2014
Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
Inventors: Terry L. Baker, Rebecca Baker
Patent number: 8690471
Abstract: A corner connector for a shelving display is provided comprising a planar base, an inner and an outer wall on and substantially perpendicular to the base, wherein a receptacle is formed between the inner and outer walls, a post on and substantially perpendicular to the base, and a first and a second end wall at opposing ends of the inner and outers walls, wherein said first and second end walls further define the receptacle. The corner connector further comprises a separator located within the receptacle to define an upper receptacle and a lower receptacle.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 12, 2010
Issued: April 8, 2014
Assignee: Batavia Container, Inc.
Inventors: Randy J. Wians, Jeff A. Waterman
Patent number: 8561956
Abstract: A corner protector can be mated with an article of furniture having a corresponding notch. The corner protector can include a body having an upper surface, a lower surface, a first side, a second side, and a blunted corner. Generally, in the mated configuration the blunted corner is oriented outwardly, thus providing a rounded surface that can reduce injury in the event of an impact with the article of furniture.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 1, 2011
Issued: October 22, 2013
Assignee: Kohburg, Inc.
Inventor: Jason J. Tao
Patent number: 8534017
Abstract: Devices and methods for preventing baseboard tilt associated with fastening a baseboard to a wall panel having a recessed edge. A baseboard support includes a corner bracket having first and second upright base members and having one or more flaps extending from an upright edge a base member. Each flap forms a flap angle with an adjacent portion of the bracket. Each flap is attached to the bracket at a resilient flap corner, or flap hinge. The baseboard support can be positioned in a corner in an upright position. A first baseboard can be positioned so that the baseboard end engages the first upright base member. A second baseboard can be positioned to engage the second upright base member, forming a mitered joint between the two baseboards. The baseboard support provides a stop that prevents each baseboard from tilting away from its corresponding wall panel and creating an unsightly gap. The flap or flaps allow the baseboard support to stand freely in the interior corner prior to baseboard positioning.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 19, 2011
Issued: September 17, 2013
Inventor: Lloyd Schroeter
Patent number: 8453982
Abstract: A utility corner shelf bracket which enables easy installation and removal, which are done quickly and without requiring tools, of a utility corner shelf bracket, and placing a shelf upon it, and which it based on bows which are capable of bending on one plane and durable to loads perpendicular to this plane and a tensioning system which enables adjustment to the wall corner prior to installation and fastening to the wall during installation.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2011
Issued: June 4, 2013
Assignee: Microdel Ltd.
Inventor: Erez Baruch
Application number: 20130016350
Abstract: An apparatus for securing a diagnostic tool proximate to and in front of a display device between the corners thereof. A harness is adapted to releasably hold the diagnostic tool, a restraining bracket extends from the harness, and there is at least one elastic cord having a first end, an intermediate portion and a second end. The cord is threaded through the restraining bracket and is sized so as to impart elastic tension to the corners of the display device while concomitantly protecting the front surface from pressure due to the position of the harness and diagnostic tool.
Type: Application
Filed: July 13, 2011
Issued: January 17, 2013
Inventors: Taeyoung Park, David Tobie, Shawn Clark
Patent number: 8337105
Abstract: A film-carrying system and a film-carrying device used therein are provided. The film-carrying system includes a support base, a film-carrying device and a film. The film-carrying device includes a support connection part, an elastic part, and a film connection part. The support connection part is coupled to the support base while the film connection part is coupled to the film. The elastic part has a free end and a fixed end; the free end connects to the film connection part, and the fixed end connects to the support connection part. The elastic deformation of the elastic part provides the film connection part with a degree of freedom in linear displacement, and the film connection part also has a degree of freedom in angular displacement corresponding to the support connection part.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 28, 2011
Issued: December 25, 2012
Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
Inventors: Shih-Che Fu, Yen-Lin Lee, Ming-Chun Hsu, Shih-Jun Yuan
Patent number: 8261473
Abstract: The present invention relates to a sign carrier apparatus specifically designed to be inserted into a vehicle hitch assembly to transport signs. Alternatively, the present invention provides for a free standinged receiver hitch, or free standing receiver hitch for storing the sign carrier apparatus when not in use.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 2, 2010
Issued: September 11, 2012
Inventors: Joshua A. Bey, Sarah R. Bey
Patent number: 8251543
Abstract: A mounting module for a rope light system which easily attaches to the surfaces of an interior corner of a structure that can retain and support a rope light without the need of a junction or brake in the rope light by holding the rope light in a flexure curve that does not stress the LEDS or electrical conductors of the rope light.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 22, 2008
Issued: August 28, 2012
Assignee: Innovative Lighting, Inc.
Inventor: Joshua G. Bauer
Application number: 20120187264
Abstract: The invention provides a corner mount system for mounting a flat screen display at a corner seam within a corner region in order to efficiently utilizes space within that region. The corner mount system comprises a corner bracket with a right plate and a left plate, each having a side rail that provides a channel, wherein the channels collectively define a receiver. Each plate includes at least one hole for reception of a fastener to secure the corner bracket to the studs at behind the wall at the corner seam. The corner mount system further includes an elongated interface member which is slidingly engaged and secured by the corner bracket. A support arm assembly includes a connector, a first arm and a flat screen display bracket. The bracket is removably connected to the flat screen display and the connector is secured to the interface member.
Type: Application
Filed: January 19, 2012
Issued: July 26, 2012
Inventor: Michael Vlies
Patent number: 8225435
Abstract: A shower bench includes an L-shaped first brace with legs attached to vertical shower walls. A bench subassembly includes a cross brace, a foam block, and a T-shaped beam made of cementitious bonding agent that adheres the cross brace to the foam block and also adds strength to a front edge of the foam block. The brace and the block are cut to fit horizontally against the first brace with legs overlapping, such that the braces form a rigid geometric arrangement that supports the block. Ends of the braces are screwed together. The large uniform surfaces of the block are covered with tile and grout. The resulting assembly is extremely rigid and non-flexing, such that cracking of the tile and grout is substantially minimized, even when the bench is loaded up to 400 lbs.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 4, 2008
Issued: July 24, 2012
Assignee: Noble Company
Inventors: Paul Kik, Jr., Jim Wadaga
Patent number: 8215042
Abstract: A picture hanging device for hanging pictures in corners featuring an adjustable first panel comprising a first inner telescopic panel and a first outer telescopic panel; an adjustable second panel comprising a second inner telescopic panel and a second outer telescopic panel, the first end of the second panel is pivotally connected to the second end of the first panel via a first hinge; an adjustable third panel comprising a third inner telescopic panel and a third outer telescopic panel, the first end of the third panel is pivotally attached to the first end of the first panel via a second hinge and the second end of the third panel is pivotally attached to the second end of the second panel via a third hinge; and a sliding hanger disposed on the third panel, the sliding hanger functions to hold a picture being mounted by the picture hanging device.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 12, 2010
Issued: July 10, 2012
Inventor: James D. Kilmer
Application number: 20120102641
Abstract: The adjustable bracket for a crib mattress platform includes a first embodiment having a slotted plate (26) attached to each rear corner post (20), (22) of the crib (10). Each plate (26) includes a series of lands (30) extending from the slot (28). A mattress platform corner bracket (42) attaches to each rear corner of the mattress platform (24), with a pin (50) extending from each corner bracket (42) and engaging the slot (28) of the corresponding corner post plate (26). The pin (50) selectively engages one land (30) of the corner post plate slot (28) to set the mattress platform height. A second embodiment includes two sliding sleeves (102) installed upon spaced apart vertical slats (104) of the crib rear wall (14). A mattress platform attachment bracket extends pivotally from each sleeve. The crib wall slats (104) have a series of receptacles (132), with locking pins (114) extending from the assemblies and engaging the receptacles (132, 134) to fix the height of the mattress platform as desired.
Type: Application
Filed: September 26, 2008
Issued: May 3, 2012
Inventors: Mark Srour, Joey Srour
Patent number: 8141830
Abstract: A corner bracket having a base member and a first wall attachment portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the top side of the base member and a second wall attachment portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the top side of the base member, such that a first wall attachment surface of the first wall attachment portion is perpendicular to a second wall attachment surface of the second wall attachment portion. A central bracket member, an inner bracket member, and an outer bracket member each extend from the top side of the base member. The central bracket member is positioned substantially between at least a portion of the inner bracket member and the outer bracket member and a base member edge, two opposing central bracket member edges, an inner bracket member edge, and an outer bracket member edge are each aligned.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 22, 2011
Issued: March 27, 2012
Inventor: Robert E. Hudson
Application number: 20120061535
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a corner fixing bracket has: a formation process of a tabular fixing bracket body which bends a generally central part to a predetermined angle; a formation process of plural pin-shaped nails which form plural pin-shaped nails by punching, in both ends parts except a central part of a fixing bracket body formed by said formation process of a fixing bracket body; and a bending process which bends a generally central part at 45 degrees or 90 degrees, after said formation process of plural pin-shaped nails.
Type: Application
Filed: September 15, 2010
Issued: March 15, 2012
Inventor: Kaoru Taneichi
Patent number: 8109486
Abstract: A chassis includes a base body and a rubber pad. The base body includes a bottom plate and a side plate perpendicular to the bottom plate. A mounting portion is defined in a junction portion of the bottom plate and the side plate. The rubber pad includes a resisting portion and a clamping portion perpendicularly extending from the resisting portion. The rubber pad is detachably received in the mounting portion, with the resisting portion locking with the side plate and the clamping portion engaging with the bottom plate.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 6, 2009
Issued: February 7, 2012
Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Bin Gong, Ming-Chang Lee
Patent number: 8109480
Abstract: The present invention relates to a plate holder and a liquid crystal display having the same. There is provided a plate holder for fixing a plate in a liquid crystal display. The plate holder includes a base portion, a body portion formed on an end of the base portion and laterally extending therefrom, and a head portion formed at a distal end of the body portion. The body portion includes a first body portion and a second body portion disposed to be spaced apart by a predetermined interval from and to face the first body portion.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 20, 2007
Issued: February 7, 2012
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Young Jae Lee, Young Rok Oh
Patent number: 8100372
Abstract: The invention provides a corner mount apparatus for a flat screen display that is installable on either the left-wall or right-wall of a corner. The corner mount system includes a wall bracket having a first side edge and a second side edge. A first angled surface extends at an angle from the first side edge, and it includes at least one opening. The wall bracket also has a securing region with at least one hole. The corner mount system may further include an interface member. The interface member has a tapered opening defined by opposed flanges. The interface member has an aperture that is aligned with the opening of the first angled surface of the wall bracket. A fastener is received by the aperture and the opening to couple the interface member to the wall bracket. The corner mount system also includes a support arm assembly for supporting the flat screen display. The support arm assembly includes a connector, a first arm and a flat screen display bracket.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 13, 2009
Issued: January 24, 2012
Inventor: Michael Vlies
Application number: 20120006954
Abstract: A hanger arrangement is disclosed to support an object in the corner of a room. It includes a bracket with a corner portion to form to the walls of the inside corner of a room. The bracket includes a cantilever portion to support the object. The joint angle between the cantilever portion and corner portion is between 45 and 82 degrees. Additional embodiments are disclosed related to the L-shaped profile of the cantilever and its hook adaptations to hold the object.
Type: Application
Filed: July 9, 2010
Issued: January 12, 2012
Inventor: Bob Ohm
Patent number: 8092103
Abstract: A film-carrying system and a film-carrying device used therein are provided. The film-carrying system includes a support base, a film-carrying device and a film. The film-carrying device includes a support connection part, an elastic part, and a film connection part. The support connection part is coupled to the support base while the film connection part is coupled to the film. The elastic part has a free end and a fixed end; the free end connects to the film connection part, and the fixed end connects to the support connection part. The elastic deformation of the elastic part provides the film connection part with a degree of freedom in linear displacement, and the film connection part also has a degree of freedom in angular displacement corresponding to the support connection part.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 24, 2007
Issued: January 10, 2012
Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
Inventors: Shih-Che Fu, Yen-Lin Lee, Ming-Chun Hsu, Shih-Jun Yuan
Patent number: 8070117
Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting various audio devices to a flat panel display employing mounting holes disposed on a rearward face of the panel of the flat panel display that are otherwise normally employed to couple a support of the flat panel display to the panel of the flat panel display, wherein a hub supporting rods that in turn support the audio devices is coupled to the rearward face of the panel with the aid of those holes, and wherein the hub and rods together convey electrical signals between at least one of the audio devices and at least one cable.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 16, 2011
Issued: December 6, 2011
Assignee: Bose Corporation
Inventor: Benjamin D. Burge
Application number: 20110290967
Abstract: System and apparatus for filtering drainage which includes a configurable and adjustable rigid frame, hanger support structures adapted to contact a surface of a drainage structure, and a sediment bag. The frame may be adjusted or configured by modifying the location of connecting fasteners and/or by altering the orientation of frame components. Additional embodiments provide for an overflow gap comprising a vertical distance between an above grade surface of a drainage structure and the rigid frame, wherein the overflow gap is capable of allowing runoff to bypass the sediment bag when the sediment bag is obstructed. A configurable lifting tool device adapted to lift inlet grates and inlet filter devices includes a lifting bar, a plurality of connectors, a plurality of lifting arms, and a plurality of lifting hooks adapted to contact a grate and/or an inlet filter device lifting bar.
Type: Application
Filed: August 8, 2011
Issued: December 1, 2011
Inventors: James A. Ringenbach, James T. Ringenbach
Patent number: 8020820
Abstract: Herein are disclosed methods and assemblies for adhesively mounting an article to two walls that meet at an angle (e.g., a corner). The methods and assemblies use first and second mounting plates that are deflectably and removably attachable to the article, with the first mounting plate being adhesively attachable to a first wall (e.g., by a piece of double-faced adhesive), and the second mounting plate being adhesively attachable to the second wall.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 17, 2010
Issued: September 20, 2011
Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Inventor: Craig D. Thompson
Patent number: 8006948
Abstract: A corner accessory for placing at the junction between at least two ducts that extend in different directions, includes two distinct flaps, one of which has a projecting element and the other of which includes an elongate opening, the projecting element being engaged in the elongate opening so as to move along a longitudinal direction of the opening to allow the flaps to move relative to each other. According to the invention, the elongate opening has a longitudinal edge parallel to the longitudinal direction and opening out locally to a slot that opens out into a free edge of the flap.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2008
Issued: August 30, 2011
Assignee: Legrand France
Inventor: Thierry Wents
Patent number: 7988111
Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting various audio devices to a flat panel display employing mounting holes disposed on a rearward face of the panel of the flat panel display that are otherwise normally employed to couple a support of the flat panel display to the panel of the flat panel display, wherein a hub supporting rods that in turn support the audio devices is coupled to the rearward face of the panel with the aid of those holes, and wherein the hub and rods together convey electrical signals between at least one of the audio devices and at least one cable.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 26, 2010
Issued: August 2, 2011
Assignee: Bose Corporation
Inventor: Benjamin D. Burge
Patent number: 7909298
Abstract: A device is provided for fixing a child seat to a support structure of a motor vehicle, including a plastically deformable holding device, which is fixed to the support structure and has a holding element to which a fixing element, which is attached to the child seat, can be fixed. In order to permit a defined movement of the holding element during deformation of the holding device, the holding device has at least one bending axis along which the holding device can be deformed when a force, such as a tensile force, acts on the holding element.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 18, 2005
Issued: March 22, 2011
Assignee: Daimler AG
Inventors: Joerg Hirschkorn, Willi Hornemann, Bernd Kestler, Markus Scholz, Hans Weisbarth
Patent number: 7883066
Abstract: A corner bracket system for hanging objects at the junction of two walls, such as in the corner of a room, and a method for using the same. The system comprises a wall bracket, a mounting bracket, and a slide pin. The wall bracket and mounting bracket each have a plurality of complementary, transverse support members that are readily engageable and are securable using the slide pin.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 13, 2007
Issued: February 8, 2011
Assignee: K & B Innovations, Inc.
Inventor: Benjamin Wiese
Patent number: 7874529
Abstract: A recreational accessory and corresponding mounting assembly is disclosed which is adapted and configured for use in combination with a substrate, such as a pier, dock, deck, porch, staircase, etc. The mounting assembly is secured to the substrate and the recreational accessory is removably attached to the mounting assembly. In the complete assemblage, the mounting assembly is optionally cantilevered outwardly beyond the perimeter of the substrate. Accordingly, the recreational accessory does not occupy any surface area of the substrate.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 3, 2007
Issued: January 25, 2011
Assignee: Pilgrim Innovations, LLC
Inventors: Kurt W. Klemm, Gregory J. Books, Greg Macheel
Patent number: 7861446
Abstract: The present invention comprises a simple, inventive sign bracket for use in the creation of signs of surprising structural integrity in a range of dimensions, said bracket characterized by a profile comprising a sign body, a C-bracket, and optionally an interlocking sign hanger and/or an angle retainer.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 28, 2008
Issued: January 4, 2011
Inventor: Charles M. Walton
Patent number: 7802766
Abstract: Herein are disclosed methods and assemblies for adhesively mounting an article to two walls that meet at an angle (e.g., a corner). The methods and assemblies use first and second mounting plates that are deflectably and removably attachable to the article, with the first mounting plate being adhesively attachable to a first wall (e.g., by a piece of double-faced adhesive), and the second mounting plate being adhesively attachable to the second wall.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 4, 2008
Issued: September 28, 2010
Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Inventor: Craig D. Thompson
Patent number: 7765743
Abstract: A rain gutter screen assembly for use at the inside corner of a rain gutter. The assembly includes a screen having portions sized to overlie intersecting ends of the rain gutter sections, to allow water cascading down the roof corner to flow into the intersecting ends while blocking the entry of debris into the intersecting ends, and a central portion sized to extend outwardly beyond outboard edges of the intersecting ends in cantilever fashion; and a frame structure mounting outboard edges of the screen and defining a plate extending outwardly beyond the outboard edges of the intersecting ends in cantilever fashion in underlying relation to the central screen portion, whereby cascading water trajecting beyond the intersecting ends may pass through the central screen portion and onto the cantilever plate for redirection into the rain gutter sections.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 23, 2008
Issued: August 3, 2010
Inventor: Russell Guilford
Patent number: 7744052
Abstract: A blank for forming a corner shelf bracket having a ledge and a plurality of side members. The blank has a first side portion and a second side portion, which can be bent to create the side members. The blank also has a third side portion created within either the first side portion or the second side portion which can be bent outwardly relative to the first side portion and the second side portion to attach to perpendicular faces of a corner stud support. In addition, the blank has a ledge portion for supporting a load when the blank is converted into a corner shelf bracket and a lip portion which can be bent to form a retaining member. The blank also has a plurality of stiffener portions which can be bent to create added stability when the blank is converted into the corner shelf bracket and attached to the corner stud support.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 19, 2008
Issued: June 29, 2010
Assignee: Wooten Metal, Inc.
Inventor: Donald W. Wooten
Application number: 20100127140
Abstract: A mechanical suspension platform for sensor-based touch screen products that uses a suspension bracket with one or more suspension line channels that allow for a suspension line or cable to be inserted and wrapped around. The suspension brackets allow the suspension line to be strung so that one end pulls the touch plate towards the bottom plate and the other pulls along a diagonal. With one suspension bracket in each corner of the touch plate, the plate can be strung with the suspension line to create an optimal suspension for a force-based touch screen system.
Type: Application
Filed: November 6, 2009
Issued: May 27, 2010
Inventor: Gary Smith
Application number: 20100127139
Abstract: A mounting module for a rope light system which easily attaches to the surfaces of an interior corner of a structure that can retain and support a rope light without the need of a junction or brake in the rope light by holding the rope light in a flexure curve that does not stress the LEDS or electrical conductors of the rope light.
Type: Application
Filed: November 22, 2008
Issued: May 27, 2010
Inventor: Joshua G. Bauer
Application number: 20100123061
Abstract: The invention provides a corner mount apparatus for a flat screen display that is installable on either the left-wall or right-wall of a corner. The corner mount system includes a wall bracket having a first side edge and a second side edge. A first angled surface extends at an angle from the first side edge, and it includes at least one opening. The wall bracket also has a securing region with at least one hole. The corner mount system may further include an interface member. The interface member has a tapered opening defined by opposed flanges. The interface member has an aperture that is aligned with the opening of the first angled surface of the wall bracket. A fastener is received by the aperture and the opening to couple the interface member to the wall bracket. The corner mount system also includes a support arm assembly for supporting the flat screen display. The support arm assembly includes a connector, a first arm and a flat screen display bracket.
Type: Application
Filed: October 13, 2009
Issued: May 20, 2010
Inventor: Michael Vlies
Application number: 20100122964
Abstract: A shelving unit includes a support frame and a plurality of support boards each mounted on the support frame. The support frame includes a front support bracket, a back board located opposite to the front support bracket, four first connecting tubes each having a first end connected with the respective corner of the front support bracket, and four second connecting tubes each having a first end connected with a second end of the respective first connecting tube and a second end connected with the respective corner of the back board. Thus, the shelving unit can be assembled and disassembled without using tools, thereby facilitating assembling the shelving unit. In addition, the shelving unit can be folded into a smaller overall volume to reduce the cost of packaging, transportation and storage of the shelving unit.
Type: Application
Filed: February 24, 2009
Issued: May 20, 2010
Inventor: Shih-Ming Lin
Application number: 20100108835
Abstract: Herein are disclosed methods and assemblies for adhesively mounting an article to two walls that meet at an angle (e.g., a corner). The methods and assemblies use first and second mounting plates that are deflectably and removably attachable to the article, with the first mounting plate being adhesively attachable to a first wall (e.g., by a piece of double-faced adhesive), and the second mounting plate being adhesively attachable to the second wall.
Type: Application
Filed: November 4, 2008
Issued: May 6, 2010
Inventor: Craig D. Thompson
Patent number: 7631844
Abstract: A corner potted plant holder (1) for holding a pot in a corner (19) having a body (2) with a top surface (26) and a bottom surface (27), an internal perimeter (9) and an external perimeter (10), a first arm (3) and a second arm (4) secured to the body (2), at least one corner securing means (6) for securing the body (2) to the corner (19) and at least one wall securing means (11) for securing the arms (3 and 4) to the walls (20 and 21) that form the corner (19). The internal perimeter (9) has a predetermined shape for the acceptance of a pot (22) having a larger congruent predetermined shape. In this manner, a person may easily secure a potted plant (24) in a corner (19) above a ground surface.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 25, 2007
Issued: December 15, 2009
Inventor: Stephen J. Styles
Patent number: 7611107
Abstract: A mounting bracket and structural bridging fastener comprises an angle mounting bracket attached to a stable base, the bracket comprising a substantially planar main body and a mounting plate oriented perpendicular to the main body, the mounting plate and main body being connected through a complex formation in the angle mounting bracket, a loaded subcomponent configured to be attached to the mounting bracket so that the attachment point of the loaded subcomponent is aligned directly with the main body, a fastener comprising a structural portion adapted to lie between and be rigidly fastened to the mounting plate and to the main body adjacent the complex formation, with the fastener further comprising a threaded portion adapted to connect the loaded subcomponent to the mounting plate. The threaded portion may be an extension of the structural portion adapted to receive a nut, or the threaded portion may be internal to the structural portion and adapted to receive a bolt.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 10, 2005
Issued: November 3, 2009
Assignee: Multimatic Inc.
Inventor: Robert Howell
Application number: 20090230263
Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting various audio devices to a flat panel display employing mounting holes disposed on a rearward face of the panel of the flat panel display that are otherwise normally employed to couple a support of the flat panel display to the panel of the flat panel display, wherein a hub supporting rods that in turn support the audio devices is coupled to the rearward face of the panel with the aid of those holes, and wherein the hub and rods together convey electrical signals between at least one of the audio devices and at least one cable.
Type: Application
Filed: March 17, 2008
Issued: September 17, 2009
Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
Inventor: Benjamin Douglass Burge
Patent number: 7571881
Abstract: A universal mounting mechanism for holding objects, such as electrical, medical, optical or audio/visual components needing secure physical connection to another surface in such a way that the mounted object can be easily and quickly installed and removed. It locks the object by providing surfaces on three planes that firmly engage the object so it does not move during transportation or when mounted on a fixed surface. It is low in profile so it does not obstruct the use of the items being held. The mount has no loose parts that can be lost during installation or removal of the mounted objects. Furthermore, the mount has the added feature of locking into either the open or closed position. Because the range of motion is limited, the top of the mount will not move into a position where it could be damaged or obstruct the use of adjacently mounted items.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 15, 2003
Issued: August 11, 2009
Inventor: Eric Thompson
Application number: 20090194754
Abstract: A gate post stiffener being formed in the shape of a C. The C-shaped stiffener may extend the entire length of the gate post. The open side allows for easy insertion of rails. The C-shape provides two consecutive sides for the attachment of two-sided hardware, providing a strong connection between the post, the C-shaped gate post stiffener, and hardware, which is critical to the integrity of the post.
Type: Application
Filed: February 4, 2009
Issued: August 6, 2009
Assignee: NATIONWIDE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Inventor: E. Erik Timothy
Application number: 20090189036
Abstract: An acoustic treatment nesting corner mount for mounting acoustic panels in a corner of a room. The nesting corner mount allows for the installation of two or more acoustic treatments, nested one behind the other, in a corner of a room to enhance the acoustics of the room.
Type: Application
Filed: January 30, 2008
Issued: July 30, 2009
Inventor: Scott R. Foster
Application number: 20090189037
Abstract: Hangers and methods for supporting an item from a structure. In some examples, the hanger includes a body configured to support the item and lines configured to bear tension, the lines supporting the body from corners of the structure. In some examples, the hanger includes an adjustment mechanism mounted to the body and coupled to the lines, wherein the adjustment mechanism is configured to selectively adjust the position of the body relative to the structure. In some examples, the method includes forming a portion of a first line into a first loop, forming a portion of a second line into a second loop, placing the first loop over the first corner of the structure, placing the second loop over the second corner of the structure, securing the item to the first line, and securing the item to the second line.
Type: Application
Filed: January 27, 2009
Issued: July 30, 2009
Inventor: Dorota Shortell
Application number: 20090152420
Abstract: There is disclosed a garden bed assembly, a kit and a method of making it. The garden bed assembly includes at least one raised garden bed planter box for containing suitable planting soil or other growing media. The assembly as disclosed herein includes a fence for at least partially surrounding the box, and includes a series of fence sections. Each section has an open rigid frame and an open mesh material such as poultry wire or hardware cloth, extending thereacross to permit sunlight as well as pollinating bees to enter the assembly while prohibiting unwanted creatures such as a gophers, rabbits and other animals from gaining access to the growing plants in the garden bed box.
Type: Application
Filed: February 18, 2009
Issued: June 18, 2009
Inventor: Lisa R. Singer
Application number: 20090145037
Abstract: A door opener for mounting on a door, including a mounting plate, a frictional engagement beam and an upwardly projecting ledge spaced apart from the mounting plate. A user steps onto the device contacting their shoe with the engagement bar and the upwardly projecting ledge to frictionally engage the shoe to the opener. The user then forcibly retracts their foot towards their body to lever the door open.
Type: Application
Filed: November 26, 2008
Issued: June 11, 2009
Inventors: Sewell Michael, Kelly Coddington, Ron Ely
Application number: 20090121103
Abstract: A corner bracket system for hanging objects at the junction of two walls, such as in the corner of a room, and a method for using the same. The system comprises a wall bracket, a mounting bracket, and a slide pin. The wall bracket and mounting bracket each have a plurality of complementary, transverse support members that are readily engageable and are securable using the slide pin.
Type: Application
Filed: November 13, 2007
Issued: May 14, 2009
Assignee: K & B INNOVATIONS, INC.
Inventor: Benjamin Wiese