Patents by Inventor Christopher V. Conley

Christopher V. Conley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6261026
    Abstract: A clip for mounting panels and doors to indexed poles utilizes a resilient C-shaped pole receiving member with an interiorly-directed ridge centrally located along the inner perimeter thereof. The interiorly-directed ridge is received in any desired unoccupied annular groove along the indexed pole. The clip further utilizes first and second opposing panel interface members that extend in one direction from the exterior of the C-shaped pole-receiving member. A raised button or projection extending from a first panel interface member toward a second panel interface member may be provided to secure a panel between the two panel interface members. Use of the clip allows mounting and dismounting of panels to indexed poles, such as the indexed poles found in shelf organizing systems, without the need for tools. By utilizing clips along only a single edge of a panel, each of the clips can serve as a hinge and the panel as a door member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Gravity Tank, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher V. Conley, Scott A. Ternovits
  • Patent number: 6202266
    Abstract: A versatile user-adjustable clamp for clamping accessories to the panels of ready-to-assemble furniture articles, and other surfaces such as countertops, has a main body member, a jaw member, and a knob. The main body member has a substantially spool-shaped section with accessory interface means at opposing ends thereof, and a rectangular section that projects tangentially from the spool-shaped section. The spool-shaped section of the main body member telescopingly receives the jaw member, and has a knob-receiving aperture. The knob is rotatably secured within the knob aperture and provides a means for actuating the telescopic movement of the jaw member relative to the main clamp body. The jaw member includes a flat surface interface that is oriented parallel to the rectangular section of the main clamp body, and has a separate accessory interface means therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kenlin Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Van den Branden, Paul C. Evans, Michael D. McCoy, Dale E. Fahnstrom, Burt F. Mendelson, Lawrence J. Pomerleau, Charles Dresner, Kelly Whittier, Christopher V. Conley, Scott A. Ternovits, Maureen A. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 6116706
    Abstract: An improved drawer glide for a drawer slide assembly provides drawer slide securement structure taking the form of an internal recess that securely receives a rear portion of an elongated metal drawer slide extending past a rear panel of a drawer. By providing the recess within the drawer glide as drawer slide securement structure, a range of lengths of drawer slides may be used for a given drawer length, significantly reducing the number of different sizes of drawer slides required to meet demands of the furniture industry. The improved drawer glide also includes internal reinforcement structure in the form of an imbedded metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Kenlin Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Pomerleau, Burton F. Mendelson, Charles H. Dresner, Christopher V. Conley, Cira V. Conley, Michael S. Garner