Patents Assigned to The Crown Division
  • Patent number: 5983590
    Abstract: The earthquake resistant equipment rack of the present invention includes a base having integrally formed upstanding walls on each end to provide structural rigidity to the connection of the base and a plurality of vertical upright members. The upstanding walls increase the rigidity of the base in conjunction with the vertical members, and also work in conjunction with gussets to further increase the rigidity and stiffness at the base. The gussets are comprised of a vertical wall which is notched on one end to be coupled to a front wall or channel in the base. The gussets also include a top wall and back wall which are directly coupled to the vertical upright members positioned in association with the base. A channel top is coupled between the uppermost portions of the vertical upright members providing the rack with a rectangular frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Crown Division
    Inventor: Vasile Serban
  • Patent number: 5730414
    Abstract: The invention described herein pertains generally to a removable storage bin fastening system, particularly adapted for use in minivans. More specifically, the system utilizes a slidably engageable bracket which is releasably fastened to existing mounting bars in the floor of the van where the seats which normally be located, and further wherein the bracket is attached to a base plate which anchors various storage configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Crown Division
    Inventors: Robert K. Wenger, Lyman B. Maynard