Patents Examined by Devin Barnett
  • Patent number: 10151427
    Abstract: A storage system mountable to a ceiling or other overhead structure. The system having at least two support rails attachable to an overhead member; and at least two storage unit receiving track members configured to movably attach to the at least two support rails in a spaced relationship, the at least two storage unit receiving track members each having a side ledge configured to receive and support an opposite upper portion of one or more storage units comprising a container and lid member wherein opposite upper portions extend into oppositely facing side ledges of the at least two storage unit track members when movably attached to the at least two support rails. A bucket receiving member slidably inserts into the side ledges of the at least two storage unit receiving track members wherein the bucket receiving member is configured to retain buckets such as the ubiquitous 10 gallon bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Lee Mattson
  • Patent number: 10021975
    Abstract: An apparatus for support and display of hanging articles includes: a length of wire shelving, and attachment assembly for securing to an underside of the wire shelving, and an extendable and sloping support arm coupled to the attachment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Barbara B. Womble
  • Patent number: 10010172
    Abstract: A configurable bottle storage rack kit includes front bottle support panels and rear bottle support panels, with a bottle support panel hinge section being located at first and second sides of each panel. The kit includes panel connecting members, each defined by first and second sides, and each having a hinge located at the first and second sides. The kit includes a plurality of leg members and spacing members. The front bottle support panels, (and likewise, the rear bottle support panels) can be connected to one another by engaging the hinges of the respective panel connecting members to the respective (i.e., front or rear) bottle support panel hinge sections. The panel connecting members can be attached to the leg members, and the spacing members can be disposed between leg members where panel connecting members are be attached to the leg members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Scott R. Somers, Marc Somers
  • Patent number: 9930963
    Abstract: The modular shelving system with highly flexible use has at least one first module having supporting feet of a bottom shelf and a top shelf connected to one another by uprights, said feet comprising adjustment means for the perfectly horizontal arrangement of said bottom shelf and said top shelf so that each of said uprights is loaded with a peak or axial load so as to obtain a capacity of said shelving system that is substantially equal to the nominal design load thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TERRY STORE-AGE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Guizzardi
  • Patent number: 9878649
    Abstract: The high density foldaway shelving unit of the present invention includes at least one shelf and at least two spaced posts. The shelf is mounted between the posts. A pair of cantilevered floor mounts is mounted to the floor of a vehicle. Each of the posts is mounted to a respective one of the cantilevered floor mounts to transfer weight to the cantilevered floor mounts. A pre-assembled shelf mounting assembly is provided for mounting the shelves to the posts. The pre-assembled shelf mounting assembly has a bracket mounted to the posts, a pivot pin mounted to the shelf and a guide pin for stopping the shelf in the raised and lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ranger Design
    Inventor: Gary Beere
  • Patent number: 9867483
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Patent number: 9861199
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf system for a household appliance includes at least one shelf assembly having at least one support structure, wherein each support structure of the shelf assembly includes upper and lower coupling elements outwardly extending from the support structures. A track member is coupled to a sidewall of an internal compartment of the appliance. The track member includes an outer surface with at least one longitudinal channel disposed therein. The longitudinal channel further includes a plurality of spaced-apart receiving notches disposed along a vertical length the channel. The upper and lower coupling elements of the support structures are configured to be received in the longitudinal channels of the track members and nested within the receiving notches thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Luiz Afranio Alves Ferreira, Gean Ricardo Hay, Edson Isaltino Bento
  • Patent number: 9833892
    Abstract: A portable workbench assembly for retaining tools and electronic devices proximate to a work space includes a vertical support that has a top end and a bottom end. A horizontal support is coupled to and extends substantially perpendicularly from the vertical support proximate to the top end. A plurality of trays is coupled to the horizontal support. A base, which is wheeled, is coupled to and extends from the vertical support proximate to the bottom end. A connection box is selectively couplable to a respective tray. The base is rollable on a surface to position the trays proximate to a work area. The trays are configured to retain items, such as tools and electronic devices, within the trays such that the items are readily available to a user. The connection box is configured to couple the electronic devices, such as power tools, to a source of alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Juan Gomez
  • Patent number: 9831821
    Abstract: A correction mechanism, mounted on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment, for cleaning photovoltaic panels is disclosed. Cleaning rack includes four connecting rods which are detachably connected; the correction mechanism includes a first correction guide wheel and a second correction guide wheel, the first correction guide wheel and second correction guide wheel are both detachably mounted on the third connecting rod, and when the cleaning rack stably moves on photovoltaic panel, the first correction guide wheel and the second correction guide wheel are not in contact with side surfaces of lower edges of the photovoltaic panel. By adopting the correction mechanism and the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment having the correction mechanism provided by the present invention, the body of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment can be enabled to stably move on the photovoltaic panels when the photovoltaic panels are inclined, thus preventing shaking from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831823
    Abstract: An obstacle crossing mechanism, adapted and arranged on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment configured to clean photovoltaic panel arrays is disclosed. The cleaning rack includes connecting rods detachably-connected, and fixed rods arranged on respective connecting rods. The obstacle crossing mechanism includes a moving rack and a fixed rack, in which moving rack is used for temporarily stopping photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment; and the fixed rack is located below the moving rack and the moving rack ascends or descends on the fixed rack. A telescopic mechanism is further provided with the obstacle crossing mechanism so that the two mechanisms together facilitates the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment to travel from a photovoltaic panel array to reach another photovoltaic panel array during cleaning process of photovoltaic panels without requiring any human assistance, thus achieve total automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831820
    Abstract: A moving mechanism adapted for use on a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment for moving while cleaning one or more photovoltaic panels is disclosed, which includes a cleaning rack, a plane walking unit and a side surface walking unit. The plane walking unit drives the cleaning rack to move along a panel surface of a photovoltaic panel, and the side surface walking unit drives the cleaning rack to move along the side surface of upper edge of photovoltaic panel; the plane walking unit includes driving wheels diagonally and detachably mounted on diagonal line of cleaning rack, driving wheels driven by driving motors; side surface walking unit includes driving wheels and driven driving motors. Moving mechanism allows for more uniformly stress distribution during forward and backward movement on the photovoltaic panel. The photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment including the moving mechanism is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831822
    Abstract: A telescopic mechanism arranged on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment configured for cleaning photovoltaic panels is disclosed. The cleaning rack includes a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a third connecting rod and a fourth connecting rod, which are detachably connected, a first fixed rod being arranged on the first connecting rod, a second fixed rod and a third fixed rod being arranged between second connecting rod and fourth connecting rod, a fourth fixed rod being arranged on third connecting rod. Telescopic mechanism includes a first telescopic unit and a second telescopic unit, first telescopic unit is detachably-mounted between first and second fixed rods and the second telescopic unit is detachably-mounted between third and fourth fixed rods. By adopting the telescopic mechanism, photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment can automatically move from one photovoltaic panel array to another photovoltaic panel array in cooperation with obstacle crossing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9820587
    Abstract: A merchandise security hook, comprising a base, a backboard, an upper iron wire, a lower iron wire, a lock sleeve, a key, a rotary core and an example merchandise, wherein a short hook is arranged between the lower iron wire and the backboard, the base is arranged between the upper iron wire and the backboard and is connected with the upper iron wire through a pressing piece and a pressing screw, a base spring is sleeved on the lower iron wire, a lock sleeve is arranged at an end of the lower iron wire, a plastic stop block is arranged between the lock sleeve and the upper iron wire, a label and a return spring are arranged at an end of the upper iron wire. The merchandise security hook is designed reasonable and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Guangzhou Hybon Electronic Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Jinbo Cheng, Luping Shen
  • Patent number: 9808125
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable shower caddy system comprising a tension pole, a number of shelves and a number of securing element for attaching and reattaching the shelves and accessories to the tension pole. The tension pole is installed using an integrated tensioning mechanism allowing extension of the top and bottom extremities as to apply tension to the bath or shower floor and ceiling. The securing element uses clips that are opened and closed when attaching and reattaching the shelves to the tension pole rail. Repositioning a shelf to a new location on the tension pole therefore does not require the removal of the tension pole from a shower stall or bathtub/shower area, thereby saving a user a significant amount of time and effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ARTIKA FOR LIVING INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Jepson
  • Patent number: 9801466
    Abstract: An adjustable tray for a merchandise display system may include a retainer for limiting the movement of products loaded in the adjustable tray, a pusher mechanism configured to bias product toward the retainer, a first divider extending from a first panel and second divider extending from a second panel. The spacing between the first divider and the second divider can be configured to be adjusted. The first panel and the second panel can be configured to move to provide additional surface area for the adjustable tray to accommodate different sized products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9782000
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable rack. In example embodiments, the rack may include a rail enclosing a nut used to fix a holder to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: James Kahle, Mary Kahle
  • Patent number: 9781998
    Abstract: The invention relates to system for the mounting of shelves on a substantially rectangular load carrier having four identical columns arranged in the corners thereof. The system comprises columns having a rectangular profile with four side faces, a substantially rectangular shelf of a length which is shorter than the distance between the columns of the load carrier, on which shelf a holder is mounted that can be inserted into complementary slots in the columns of the load carrier, said slots being configured with a support face with which the holder is capable of engaging in such a manner that the holder supports on the column. The columns as such are configured with slots that extend symmetrically about a longitudinally extending center axis of one of the side faces and through the side faces adjacent to that side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LCC 2015 ApS
    Inventors: Erling Kristen Mogensen, Søren Bøgede Andersen, Steen Juul Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9782021
    Abstract: An adjustable end cap display that is configured to be used in a variety of retail environments. Specifically, the width of the disclosed end cap display is adjustable, which allows a single end cap display to be used in retail environments having different size requirements and space constraints. In one non-limiting embodiment, the rear of the end cap display includes a plurality of series of slots or other apertures that, in conjunction with tabs of side wings of the display, determine the width of the assembled display. The width of the assembled display can be adjusted depending on which slots or apertures of the series of slots or apertures are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9770138
    Abstract: Shower caddies with vertically and horizontally movable baskets are disclosed. Each basket is independently adjustable by a mechanism including a front plate, a rear plate and a draw fastener, which allows the user to adjust both the vertical and horizontal position of the basket from a single control point for simple and easy operation. The shower caddies may also include a tilt-resisting locking mechanism that resists rotation of the caddies when supporting an uneven load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MAYTEX MILLS, INC.
    Inventor: David Harry Engell
  • Patent number: 9756832
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention feature devices and methods for administering medicaments to subjects and, in particular, molecular iodine to animals in drinking water for the treatment of oral bad breath and disease. An exemplary device comprises a source of medicament in a fluid, measuring means, an administration switch and a water reservoir means. The measuring means is in fluid communication with said source of medicament for measuring an aliquot of medicament corresponding to a dose for the treatment of a disease. The measuring means is also in communication with a water reservoir means and releases the aliquot into the water reservoir means upon signal activation. The administration switch means is in signal communication with the measuring means and upon activation by a subject produces an activation signal received by the measuring means. The water reservoir means is for receiving the aliquot and forming an aqueous solution of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Assure Pet Health, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Richards