Patents Assigned to Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140183312
    Abstract: A shelving system including brackets and shelves suspended by straps from various types of shelving. One bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a solid surface shelf is provided. The bracket includes first and second legs and a connecting portion defining an opening for receiving the shelf. Another bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a wire shelf deck is provided. The bracket includes a plate with first and second edges bent in the same direction, and first and second substantially parallel slots in the plate receive a strap. A shelf for hanging from a plurality of straps is provided. The shelf includes a deck, which may include one or more materials, and a clamp mounted to the deck. A shelving system includes a bracket that engages a fixed shelf, a one strap depending from the bracket, and a shelf releasably attached to the at least one strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert John Warner, JR., Jean-Luc Camarda, Edgar Montague, Kurt Rampton
  • Patent number: 8701901
    Abstract: A shelving system including brackets and shelves suspended by straps from various types of shelving. One bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a solid surface shelf is provided. The bracket includes first and second legs and a connecting portion defining an opening for receiving the shelf. Another bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a wire shelf deck is provided. The bracket includes a plate with first and second edges bent in the same direction, and first and second substantially parallel slots in the plate receive a strap. A shelf for hanging from a plurality of straps is provided. The shelf includes a deck, which may include one or more materials, and a clamp mounted to the deck. A shelving system includes a bracket that engages a fixed shelf, a one strap depending from the bracket, and a shelf releasably attached to the at least one strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert John Warner, Jr., Jean-Luc Camarda, Edgar Montague, Kurt Rampton
  • Publication number: 20130032559
    Abstract: A shelving system including brackets and shelves suspended by straps from various types of shelving. One bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a solid surface shelf is provided. The bracket includes first and second legs and a connecting portion defining an opening for receiving the shelf. Another bracket for hanging shelves from straps from a wire shelf deck is provided. The bracket includes a plate with first and second edges bent in the same direction, and first and second substantially parallel slots in the plate receive a strap. A shelf for hanging from a plurality of straps is provided. The shelf includes a deck, which may include one or more materials, and a clamp mounted to the deck. A shelving system includes a bracket that engages a fixed shelf, a one strap depending from the bracket, and a shelf releasably attached to the at least one strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert John Warner, JR., Jean-Luc Camarda, Edgar Montague, Kurt Rampton
  • Publication number: 20120223077
    Abstract: A storage container has a base having an opening and a lid for covering the opening. A lock ring is mounted on one of the base and the lid for motion between a first position and a second position. At least one lock member is formed on the lock ring. At least one stationary lock member is formed on the other one of the base and the lid. The lock member is aligned with the stationary lock member when the lock ring is in the first position such that the lock member engages the stationary lock member. The lock member is offset with respect to the stationary lock member when the lock ring is in the second position such that the lock member does not engage the stationary lock member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Claypool, Matthew Nettenstrom, Michael A. Zarkis
  • Publication number: 20120175330
    Abstract: A rod holder that for supporting a hanger rod in a shelving system. The hanger rod holder includes at least two materials, with a central plate that may be made of metal that may be substantially encapsulated in molded plastic. The hanger rod holder is mounted to a shelf bracket, and may be used with either solid or wire shelving systems. The low end of the holder engages a hanger rod, and may be configured to resiliently cradle the rod, with the rod being held in place in the holder by spreading the resilient ends of a C-shaped opening in the lower end of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholls, David M. Stitchick, Robert John Warner, JR.
  • Patent number: 8109527
    Abstract: A medical cart comprising a base is supported on wheels. A first arm is supported on a track for linear movement in a first direction that supports a first platform. The arm also supports a second platform that is mounted for linear movement in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The first platform is mounted on a tilt assembly such that the angle of the first platform relative to the second platform can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Shane Bustle, Jacob Connelly, Chad M. Holzshu, Robert Grant McRorie
  • Publication number: 20110278206
    Abstract: A personal, portable drinking container has a bottle with a neck, a reservoir, and a top opening in the neck providing access to the reservoir. A cap is removably fitted on the neck to close the opening. A filter assembly is provided in the bottle and carries a filter media with a finite useful life. An indicator can be provided on part of the drinking container and set by a user to indicate a parameter relevant to the useful life. The filter assembly can have a cage connectable to the container. The filter media can be in the cage and the indicator can be on the cage or the bottle. The filter media can be cylindrical with an open center and have a pleated layer of non-woven, cellulose material and a film layer of non-woven fabric material. The filter assembly can be capable of a liquid flow rate of at least about 15 ml/sec passing through the filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Hull, Larry T. McKinney, Jacob Connelly
  • Publication number: 20110278216
    Abstract: A personal, portable drinking container has a bottle with a side wall, a closed bottom, a neck, a reservoir, and a top opening in the neck providing access to the reservoir. A cap is removably fitted on the neck to close the top opening. A ledge can be on an interior surface of the bottle below the top edge. A filter assembly is supported in the bottle and can be suspended on the ledge. The bottle can have an annular formation in the side wall below the neck to prevent the neck from deforming when the bottle is squeezed. The side wall can have a pair of squeezable sides and a pair of opposed stiff sides below the annular formation, whereby the stiff sides help the bottle to rebound quickly after each squeeze.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Hull, Larry T. McKinney, Jacob Connelly
  • Publication number: 20090282758
    Abstract: A structure such as a storage shed, building, cabinet, storage box or the like has a corner structure comprising a wall panel having a wall portion and a corner offset portion that extends at an angle relative to the wall portion to create a corner. The corner offset portion terminates in a protruding edge. A door pivots between a closed position and an open position such that a recess formed in the door panel receives the protruding edge when the door is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventor: Erik Lee Skov
  • Publication number: 20090236341
    Abstract: A drinking container has a bottle with an open top, a cap assembly attachable to the bottle to cover the open top, and a drinking spout with a top opening on the cap assembly. A spout cover is removably fitted on the top opening of the drinking spout. A flexible tether is connected to the spout cover and to the cap assembly or the bottle. The tether is looped unto itself permitting the spout cover and a portion of the tether to be extended to reach the top opening and to be retracted withdrawing the spout cover to a position remote from the drinking spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Inc.
    Inventors: Larry T. McKinney, Jacob Connelly
  • Publication number: 20090166307
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a rail having a protrusion including a first flange and a second flange. An accessory mount for mounting to the rail includes a top hook for engaging the first flange and a resilient bottom hook for engaging the second flange. The rail comprises a back rail portion comprising a substantially planar member and a front rail portion substantially coextensive with the back rail portion and secured to the back rail portion. The protrusion may be symmetrical about the longitudinal axis. The first flange and the second flange define first and second recesses. A method of assembling a support is also provided where a first hook is inserted the first flange and a second hook deforms to engage the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Baine, Michael Gregory, Lance Rake, David Starr, Robert J. Warner, JR., Joseph J. Yankello
  • Publication number: 20090152217
    Abstract: A storage system is provided comprising a rail mounted to a surface. A cabinet is supported on said rail. At least one engagement member engages the rail to suspend the cabinet from the rail. The cabinet is supported at an angle relative to the surface. An adjustment mechanism is used to adjust the position of the engagement member relative to the rail for adjusting the angle. A method of mounting a cabinet on a surface is also provided comprising mounting a rail having a flange on a surface. A cabinet as described herein is suspended from the rail by the engagement member. The adjustment mechanism is moved towards or away from the surface to adjust the angle of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gmerek, David McNamara, Joseph Musser, Michael Nicholls, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090152944
    Abstract: A power rail system comprises a rail for mounting on a surface and a device for providing power to the rail. An accessory releasably engages the rail and uses the power provided to the rail to power the accessory. The rail may also support non-powered accessories. In one embodiment the device for providing power to the rail comprises a power strip releasably mounted on the rail. The rail may include a first rail segment and a second rail segment where the device for providing power to the rail comprises a power strip located between the first rail segment and the second rail segment. The device for providing power to the rail may comprise an electrical conductor extending along a length of the rail. The electrical conductor is powered by a power module that connects to the rail. A power strip for use in the system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Baine, Lance Rake, Michael J. Scherzer, David Starr, Zach Utz, Robert J. Warner, JR.
  • Patent number: 7392911
    Abstract: A shelf mounting bracket has a bracket body with a forward end, a rear end, an upper side, and a lower side. One or more connectors extend from the rear end for mounting the bracket to a support. At least one forward shelf support is provided near the forward end and faces in the direction of the upper side of the bracket body. At least one rear shelf support is provided near the rear end and faces in the direction of the upper side of the bracket body. A locking clip is carried near the rear end of the bracket body. The clip is slidable between a locked position such that a portion of the locking clip is positioned vertically over and spaced from the rear shelf support, and an unlocked position providing vertical clearance to the rear shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stitchick, Sean O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7314144
    Abstract: A shoe storage shelf assembly is suitable for mounting to an organizer system and has at least one storage shelf with a top side, an underside, a depth from front to back, and a width from side to side. The shelf is configured for use as a standard storage shelf in an organizer system. The assembly also has a pair of shelf support brackets each with a body having a rear end and an upward facing shelf support surface. The support surface is forwardly and downwardly inclined and has an upturned stop at a distal forward end. Connectors extend rearward from the rear end of the brackets and are configured to connect to uprights in an organizer system. The shelf can be inverted such that its top side rests on the shelf support surfaces with its front borne against the upturned stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stitchick, Anthony Marchetta, Radu Ghiorghie, Keith A. Pelfrey, Frazer Costa, Gina Rodi
  • Patent number: 7240803
    Abstract: A shelf mounting bracket has a bracket body with a forward end, a rear end, an upper side, and a lower side. One or more connectors extend from the rear end for mounting the bracket to a support. At least one forward shelf support is provided near the forward end and faces in the direction of the upper side of the bracket body. At least one rear shelf support is provided near the rear end and faces in the direction of the upper side of the bracket body. A locking clip is carried near the rear end of the bracket body. The clip is slidable between a locked position such that a portion of the locking clip is positioned vertically over and spaced from the rear shelf support, and an unlocked position providing vertical clearance to the rear shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stitchick, Sean O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7188740
    Abstract: An adjustable width wire shelving unit has at least one first shelf and at least one second shelf. Each shelf has an elongate front wire, an elongate rear wire, and a plurality of transverse wires connected and extending between the respective front and rear wires. The front and rear wires extend a width of their respective shelf. The first shelf is sized to overlap and nest with the second shelf over a desired fraction of its width. The transverse wires of the overlapped first and second shelves lie in essentially the same plane to form a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Marchetta, David M. Stitchick, Radu Ghiorghie, Frazer Costa, Gina Rodi
  • Publication number: 20060230694
    Abstract: A roof assembly includes a skylight panel and a roof panel. The roof panel includes a skylight opening to accommodate the skylight panel and also includes water management channels disposed adjacent to the skylight panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Skov, David Houk, Timothy Pierzynski, William Croft
  • Patent number: D572903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: David McNamara, William H. Walker
  • Patent number: D891186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rubbermaid, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Henry Ballard, Mark Alan Zavada, Stephen James Galucki, William Frank Croft, Stephen Craig Pennington