Patents Assigned to Kim Manufacturing Co.
  • Patent number: 7611799
    Abstract: A frame device for supporting objects such as batteries during seismic stress, comprising a pair of end frame members mounted in upstanding spaced apart relation by a plurality of vertically spaced elongated channel support members secured at opposite terminal ends to the vertical columns of the end frame members, shelves for supporting batteries spanning the channel support members and defining a plurality of compartments for the batteries, each end frame member being formed of a single sheet material shaped to define vertical columns and a web extending between the end columns, a pair of anchors, means for securing the end frames to the anchors, and means defining a plurality of openings in the web of each end frame generally aligned with the compartments formed by the shelves to provide horizontal ventilation of batteries mounted in the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kim Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Andew Marraffa
  • Patent number: 7575828
    Abstract: A module for a battery system supporting batteries during seismic stress comprising a pair of side panels, each panel formed of material such as steel shaped to define a generally rectangular face and top and bottom flanges extending generally perpendicularly to the face along top and bottom edges thereof and side flanges formed integrally with the face and top and bottom flanges, a base plate having means for mounting the module to a support surface having a generally U-shaped channel formed integrally along the front and rear edges of the base plate, a rear panel extending between and nested in the side panels and secured thereto and the base plate, at least one pair of front and rear support channels extending between the side panels, a shelf for batteries supported on the base plate and support channels, a support channel extending vertically between the top and bottom flanges, and means for securing modules stacked one on top of another along the top and bottom flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Kim Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Andrew Marraffa