Abstract: An improved base construction for a wheeled nestable shopping cart is provided by forming the base primarily from two U-shaped members. The first U-member has a planar portion disposed directly under the basket for supporting same, which portion terminates in downwardly directed rear legs which have the lower ends thereof joined to the rear wheel assemblies. The second U-member has the bight thereof forming the toe end of the base. The leg portions of this second member incline rearwardly and upwardly from the bight such that the free ends thereof are fixedly engaged with the rear legs adjacent the upper ends thereof. Side braces rigidly join the planar portion to the leg portions of the second member. This arrangement effectively prevents storage of goods on the base.
Abstract: A one piece T section used interchangeably as both a main T member and a cross T member in a supporting grid system for suspended ceilings. The interchangeable T sections have locking connectors engageable to interlock a pair of sections in end to end relation to form a main T splice with their tile supporting flanges substantially abutting. When the sections are used as cross T members, the locking connectors engage the web of a section used as a main T member and the flanges of the cross T sections overlie the flanges of the main T section with which they are interlocked.
Abstract: A first support member having a web with a slot and a pair of second support members having locking connectors insertable through the slot in side by side relation, each connector having a resiliently yieldable finger engageable against the web after insertion through the slot for interlocking the first and second members. Each connector has a laterally projecting detent on the side opposite the finger, an opening providing an arcuate generally vertical shoulder spaced rearwardly from the detent, and a laterally projecting spring retainer on the same side as the detent extending forwardly at least partially across the opening. When the connectors are inserted through the slot in side by side relation the forward end of each connector is confined against the other connector by the retainer thereof with its detent engaging the arcuate shoulder of the other connector, thereby interlocking the second support members, the retainers yielding resiliently to permit passage of the detents into the respective openings.
Abstract: A fire rated dry wall ceiling support system having fixed, aligned main beam members spliced together in a manner so as to absorb longitudinal compression, as for example resulting from thermal expansion during a fire. Each main beam includes a web surmounted by a bead with flange portions extending laterally outwardly from the web. Each web end includes a tongue extending axially outwardly for locking engagement with the adjacent beam member web and is so configured that the tongues fold in a longitudinal manner and become laterally displaced out of the normal plane of the tongues when the beam members are longitudinally compressed towards one another. Accordingly, the bead means become laterally displaced while moving towards one another in a longitudinal direction and may in fact overlap one another in a longitudinal sense. The system further includes support channels disposed transversely to the main beam members and engaged therewith.
Abstract: A shelf bracket adapted to be secured to an upright by means of a bracket clip. The shelf bracket comprises attachment means for attaching the bracket to the upright. The attachment means comprises a slot adapted to receive the bracket clip thus removably securing the bracket to the upright.A shelf bracket-stud combination is disclosed which comprises a stud, a bracket clip, and a shelf bracket. The shelf bracket comprises attachment means for attaching the bracket to the stud. The attachment means comprises a slot adapted to receive the bracket clip such that the location of the bracket on the stud may be varied by varying the position of the bracket clip within the slot.Also disclosed is a shelf bracket-clip combination which comprises a bracket clip and a shelf bracket. The shelf bracket comprises attachment means for attaching the bracket to a stud.
Abstract: An upwardly opening shelf, preferably of wire construction, mountable on a pair of spaced uprights by a pair of brackets which coact between the opposite ends of the shelf and the adjacent uprights. The brackets are of an L-shaped configuration and include a first plate-like leg provided with a pair of vertically spaced hooks which engage spaced slots formed in the upright. The bracket has a second leg which extends substantially perpendicular to the hooked leg. This second leg comprises an enlarged substantially rectangular flat plate which is slidably supported on and confined by the rear wall of the shelf.
Abstract: A gate construction for a shopping cart basket wherein a gate panel is disposed between sidewalls of the basket for closing an end thereof. The gate panel has its lower edge pivotally supported on a pair of brackets mounted to the sidewalls adjacent the lower corners thereof. A latch structure coacts between the sidewalls and the upper corners of the gate for holding the gate in a closed position. The pivotal mounting of the gate on the brackets permits the gate panel to be lifted upwardly to release the latch structure. The gate panel can then be swung outwardly and downwardly away from the basket into an intermediate open position. The support brackets are provided with substantially L-shaped slots in which the lower edge of the gate panel is pivotally and slidably supported, which slots have elongated horizontal portions disposed below and extending rearwardly along the bottom wall of the basket.
Abstract: A spring loaded compression strut adapted for mounting between the members of a suspended ceiling grid system and an overhead structural framework. The strut presses downwardly on the grid system so that the latter resists sudden upward movement as might be caused during an earthquake with the corresponding results that the integrity of the ceiling panel system is more adequately protected during such an event since the supporting grid members therefore are not subject to sudden, relative disorientation. The strut includes clip means at its upper and lower ends adapted for respective connection to the overhead structural framework and the grid members which enables the strut to be readily assembled with existing suspended ceiling systems since it is mounted in an external manner with respect to hanger wires found in such existing ceiling systems.
Abstract: A nestable shopping cart having a basket assembly supported on a wheeled base assembly which includes a rearwardly opening U-shaped base member having rearwardly projecting side rails. The side rails include diverging front rail portions which project rearwardly from the front end of the cart and terminate in rear rail portions which extend over a substantial length and terminate at the rearward end of the cart. The rear rail portions diverge outwardly with respect to the front rail portions and define a flared chutelike opening at the rearward end of the base member.The base assembly can also have a tray mounted thereon. The forward end of the tray has a cross rod, the ends of which project into openings formed in the opposite side rails for creating a hinged connection. The tray also includes rearwardly extending support rods which pass over a mounting member which extends transversely between the side rails and mounts thereon the front casters.
Abstract: A stabilizer strut extending transversely between grid members in a supporting grid system and the like. The strut includes a pair of leg portions disposed at right angles to one another with each end of the strut including a pair of aligned slot portions for engagement with an underlying grid member. Each grid member includes an upstanding web means surmounted by a bead means wherein the latter receives the pair of aligned slot portions which are open at the non-adjacent, lateral edges of the strut leg portions. One slot on each end of the strut corresponding to one another include a locking projection extending inwardly from the side of the slot at a point adjacent to the open end thereof at the lateral edge of the strut.
Abstract: A shopping cart having a basket mounted on a wheeled base. The basket comprises a main body member which is molded in one piece from plastics material and defines the bottom, front and side walls of the basket. A one-piece gate molded of plastics material is hingedly mounted on the body member and comprises the rear wall of the basket. The gate includes an integral handle which extends between and is rotatably supported on the side walls for both hingedly mounting the gate and for structurally connecting the side walls together. A collapsible baby seat assembly, which is preferably formed of plastics material in a single molding operation, is hingedly and slidably supported on the gate for movement between collapsed and non-collapsed positions. The base is also formed by a one-piece frame which is molded from plastics material, which frame has wheels mounted thereon for rolling engagement with a support surface.
Abstract: A one piece, sheet metal hanger clip for supporting a grid system member of a suspended ceiling frame from an overhead superstructure. The hanger clip can be utilized in various structural arrangements for suspending grid system members or runners having substantially horizontal flange means for supporting ceiling tile pieces and an upstanding web means with a surmounting bead thereon, the latter being employed to cooperatively engage with the hanger clip of the present invention. In one mode of use, a tongue means protruding from the upper end of the hanger clip is adapted to be engaged within the surface of a non-metallic superstructural framing member which would be formed of wood, for example. After engaging such tongue for initial placement of the hanger clip, both hands of a workman are then free to install a nail through an appropriate hole in the hanger clip to permanently secure the hanger clip to the wooden framing member.
Abstract: The invention relates to a corner key reinforcement brace for strengthening the joint between the beveled ends of abutting tubular metal members such as found in the frame of metallic storm or screen doors. The corner key is internally slip-fitted within each of the adjacent, abutting frame members in a manner so that a relatively close tolerance is maintained between the inner walls of both tubular members and the corner key. The corner key is formed of two substantially identical half sections having first and second leg portions disposed at substantially right angles to one another. All of the leg portions are substantially U-shaped in transverse cross section with one pair of corresponding legs having the top edges of the sidewalls thereof bent inwardly.
June 6, 1975
Date of Patent:
May 24, 1977
Roblin Industries, Inc.
Barton G. Hansen, Charles P. Goetz, John A. Gasper
Abstract: A grid system for supporting a plurality of individual panel members generally in the same plane. A grid is formed of a plurality of structural beams or grid members which are disposed in intersecting relationship to each other in a predetermined geometric relation. More specifically, the grid system is adapted to be suspended from the superstructure of a building and includes a plurality of spaced, parallel grid members. Each pair of such grid members are adapted on their opposite sides to support the marginal edge portions of ceiling panels while the adjacent sides of each pair of grid members are appropriately spaced and formed to receive an outlet portion of an air handling conduit for conveying conditioned air from a plenum-like structure disposed between the grid system and the overhead building superstructure into the room below the grid structure.
Abstract: Spaced panel bearing studs are vertically arranged to receive and support panel members defining a wall surface. The studs are maintained in a spaced apart relation by detachable spacer bars extending therebetween and releasably engaged therewith. The panel members can be adhesively secured to the studs or mechanically secured in place by separate batten strips or by skirt portions formed integral with the panel members. The batten strips and skirts are each provided with tongues having enlarged formations interlockingly engagable with clips detachably mounted on the studs. Axially adjustable extender clips are insertable in the upper ends of the studs for connecting the studs to ceiling channel members.