Patents by Inventor Daniel W. Marihugh

Daniel W. Marihugh 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: 7334852
    Abstract: A shelving system for displaying audio visual components that may be configured into multiple positions is disclosed. The system includes a base that supports a center platform disposed between right and left platforms. The center platform and the right and left platforms all may assume multiple positions for displaying and demonstrating different audio visual components of varying sizes. In a first upright position, the right and left platforms provide an open three walled platform for holding a large speaker or other component in an inclined position. In second inverted positions, the right and left platforms are useful for supporting a component, such as a smaller speaker, in an elevated position above the base. In a first upright position, the center platform provides an elevated platform for a larger component, such as a monitor with or without other components such as a DVD player and a video cassette recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Sears Brands, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Patent number: 6698597
    Abstract: In order to provide an improved device for displaying a product in a retail environment, a vertical merchandise display unit includes a base, a riser, a monitor, and product support arms. The riser extends generally vertically upwardly from the base and the monitor is supported by the riser above the product support arms. Further, the unit includes a plurality of product support arms which extend radially outwardly from the riser at a point above the base for displaying products such as digital cameras, camcorders and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Sears Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Patent number: 6677689
    Abstract: A modular electrical power and/or signal distribution system for store product displays can include a plurality of product display fixtures each defining at least one product display surface. An electrical distribution grid can be provided above the plurality of display fixtures within the store. The electrical distribution grid can have a plurality of spaced apart junction boxes each linked at least to a power source. A riser can be removably coupled to part of the fixture. The riser can have a lower box section with at least one power receptacle and an upper conduit section with a power cable extending from the conduit section. The power cable can have a power plug adapted for electrical connection with a selected one of the junction boxes and for electrically coupling the at least one power receptacle to the distribution grid. The system can also provide various signal connections for different products displayed, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Sears Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Marihugh, Goran Simic
  • Publication number: 20030218406
    Abstract: A shelving system for displaying audio visual components that may be configured into multiple positions is disclosed. The system includes a base that supports a center platform disposed between right and left platforms. The center platform and the right and left platforms all may assume multiple positions for displaying and demonstrating different audio visual components of varying sizes. In a first upright position, the right and left platforms provide an open three walled platform for holding a large speaker or other component in an inclined position. In second inverted positions, the right and left platforms are useful for supporting a component, such as a smaller speaker, in an elevated position above the base. In a first upright position, the center platform provides an elevated platform for a larger component, such as a monitor with or without other components such as a DVD player and a video cassette recorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Sears Intellectual Property Co.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Patent number: 6601929
    Abstract: A shelving system for displaying audio visual components that may be configured into multiple positions is disclosed. The system includes a base that supports a center platform disposed between right and left platforms. The center platform and the right and left platforms all may assume multiple positions for displaying and demonstrating different audio visual components of varying sizes. In a first upright position, the right and left platforms provide an open three walled platform for holding a large speaker or other component in an inclined position. In second inverted positions, the right and left platforms are useful for supporting a component, such as a smaller speaker, in an elevated position above the base. In a first upright position, the center platform provides an elevated platform for a larger component, such as a monitor with or without other components such as a DVD player and a video cassette recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Publication number: 20020148794
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying a plurality of merchandise packages is provided. The apparatus comprises a substantially horizontal lower surface, a substantially vertical front plate portion connected to the lower surface, and a substantially vertical rear plate portion connected to the lower surface. The front plate portion has at least one dimension substantially smaller than a corresponding dimension of each merchandise package. A substantially vertical pusher plate is slidably mounted to the lower surface and a resilient member attached to the tray, the resilient member being adapted to urge the pusher surface toward the front plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Publication number: 20020149269
    Abstract: A modular electrical power and/or signal distribution system for store product displays can include a plurality of product display fixtures each defining at least one product display surface. An electrical distribution grid can be provided above the plurality of display fixtures within the store. The electrical distribution grid can have a plurality of spaced apart junction boxes each linked at least to a power source. A riser can be removably coupled to part of the fixture. The riser can have a lower box section with at least one power receptacle and an upper conduit section with a power cable extending from the conduit section. The power cable can have a power plug adapted for electrical connection with a selected one of the junction boxes and for electrically coupling the at least one power receptacle to the distribution grid. The system can also provide various signal connections for different products displayed, as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel W. Marihugh, Goran Simic
  • Publication number: 20020148792
    Abstract: In order to provide an improved device for displaying a product in a retail environment, a vertical merchandise display unit includes a base, a riser, a monitor, and product support arms. The riser extends generally vertically upwardly from the base and the monitor is supported by the riser above the product support arms. Further, the unit includes a plurality of product support arms which extend radially outwardly from the riser at a point above the base for displaying products such as digital cameras, camcorders and the like..
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh
  • Publication number: 20020140326
    Abstract: A shelving system for displaying audio visual components that may be configured into multiple positions is disclosed. The system includes a base that supports a center platform disposed between right and left platforms. The center platform and the right and left platforms all may assume multiple positions for displaying and demonstrating different audio visual components of varying sizes. In a first upright position, the right and left platforms provide an open three walled platform for holding a large speaker or other component in an inclined position. In second inverted positions, the right and left platforms are useful for supporting a component, such as a smaller speaker, in an elevated position above the base. In a first upright position, the center platform provides an elevated platform for a larger component, such as a monitor with or without other components such as a DVD player and a video cassette recorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel W. Marihugh