Patents by Inventor James David Robertson

James David Robertson 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).

  • Publication number: 20130048648
    Abstract: A cooler has an upright housing with a sidewall. A product compartment disposed in the housing has a floor and a sidewall that is attached to the floor forming a watertight compartment and to the housing sidewall. Disposed in the product compartment is a product platform that is movable vertically relative to the floor and adapted to hold a plurality of product containers disposed within the product compartment. A telescoping pole has upper and lower end portions and is disposed in the product compartment between the product platform and the floor. A spring coiled about the telescoping pole and disposed between the floor and the product platform exerts an upward force on the product platform to maintain product containers on the product platform at a constant height as product containers are removed from the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Jason Walesh
  • Publication number: 20100307992
    Abstract: A gravity feed shelf device for storing product containers on their sides and dispensing containers one at a time has first and second cradle assemblies. The first cradle assembly has a first cradle panel with connecting members extending therefrom. At least one gravity feed panel is attached to the first cradle panel and extends from a rear edge portion of the first cradle panel towards a front edge portion of the first cradle panel. The second cradle assembly has a second cradle panel with connecting members extending therefrom. At least one gravity feed panel is attached to the second cradle panel and extends from a rear edge portion of the second cradle panel towards a front edge portion of the second cradle panel. The connecting members of each panel slidably receive a rod to connect the first cradle panel with the second cradle panel so that distance between the first and second cradle panels adjusts to accommodate different sized containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Jason Walesh
  • Publication number: 20100011798
    Abstract: A cooler has a housing defining a product compartment having a floor panel. A product platform is disposed in the product compartment and is movable vertically relative to the floor panel. A plurality of product containers are disposed on the product platform within the product compartment. A constant force spring disposed between the floor panel and the product platform exerts an upward force on the product platform to maintain product containers at a constant height as product containers are removed and as ice melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7584862
    Abstract: A shelf device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door comprises a bottom panel and left and right mounting flanges connected to the bottom panel along left and right side edge portions thereof. Each flange has a pair of openings therein vertically spaced from one another and adapted to mount and support the shelf device. A partition panel is connected to the bottom panel and divides the bottom panel into a plurality of compartments. Vertically extending ribs are attached to the partition panel at junctions of adjacent compartments. A display panel is spaced from the bottom panel and attached to the ribs. The display panel includes top and bottom lips forming a slot for slidably receiving a display insert. Ventilation openings in the partition panel increase air circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7556159
    Abstract: A shelf device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door comprises a bottom panel and left and right mounting flanges connected to the bottom panel along left and right side edge portions thereof. Each flange has a pair of openings therein vertically spaced from one another and adapted to mount and support the shelf device. A partition panel is connected to the bottom panel and divides the bottom panel into a plurality of compartments. Vertically extending ribs are attached to the partition panel at junctions of adjacent compartments. A display panel is spaced from the bottom panel and attached to the ribs. The display panel includes top and bottom lips forming a slot for slidably receiving a display insert. Ventilation openings in the partition panel increase air circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7306106
    Abstract: A shelf device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door comprises a bottom panel and left and right mounting flanges connected to the bottom panel along left and right side edge portions thereof. Each flange has a pair of openings therein vertically spaced from one another and adapted to mount and support the shelf device. A partition panel is connected to the bottom panel and divides the bottom panel into a plurality of compartments. Vertically extending ribs are attached to the partition panel at junctions of adjacent compartments. A display panel insert is received by slots in the ribs and recesses in the mounting flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7293381
    Abstract: A display device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door has a mounting bracket for attaching to the cooler door, a top tube mounted on the first mounting bracket, and a bottom tube mounted on the first mounting bracket below the top tube. A display scroll is entrained about the top and bottom tubes so that the scroll is visible through the cooler door. As the scroll is rotated about the tubes, a display graphic on the scroll moves to attract the attention of potential consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7269970
    Abstract: A transportable cooler comprises a bottom panel having lateral and transverse edge portions and a plurality of upright panels attached thereto and extending upward therefrom forming a vessel with an interior adapted to hold fluid. The plurality of upright panels includes a front panel having a front surface and plurality of pockets extending from the front surface to the interior of the vessel. A lid provides access to the interior for filling the cooler with ice. The ice cools each pocket to chill a beverage container inserted in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7191905
    Abstract: A shelf device for an inside surface of a cooler door has a tray with a bottom panel, opposed front and rear panels connected to the bottom panel, and opposed end panels connected to the bottom, front and rear panels. The front panel has a rear face opposite the rear panel and a front face. A front display panel has an embellished front surface and has a rear surface attached to the front surface of the front panel of the tray. Openings in tray flanges receive suction cup protrusions for attaching the tray to the inside surface of the cooler door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7121112
    Abstract: A cooler for a counter top has a bottom panel having lateral and transverse edge portions and a plurality of upright panels attached thereto and extending upward therefrom forming a vessel with an interior adapted to hold ice. The plurality of upright panels includes a front panel having a front surface and plurality of pockets extending from the front surface to the interior of the vessel. An access panel provides access to the interior for filling the cooler with ice. The ice cools each pocket to thereby chill a beverage container resting in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7086541
    Abstract: A merchandising device displays a column of articles having a lead article with a front contour. The device includes a base member with first second and third columns of slots. A first side panel has a plurality of downwardly extending feet protruding through slots in the first column connecting the first side panel to the base member. A first post attached to the first side panel. A second side panel, spaced from the first side panel, has a plurality of downwardly extending feet protruding through slots in one of the second and third second columns to connect the second side panel to the base member. A second post is attached to the second side panel. A flexible front stop member is attached to the first and second posts. The front stop member is greater in length than the spacing between the first and second posts to adopt the contour of the lead article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7080744
    Abstract: A shelf device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door comprises a bottom panel and left and right mounting flanges connected to the bottom panel along left and right side edge portions thereof. Each flange has a pair of openings therein vertically spaced from one another and adapted to mount and support the shelf device. A partition panel is connected to the bottom panel and mounting flanges divides the bottom panel into a plurality of compartments. Vertically extending ribs are attached to the partition panel at junctions of adjacent compartments. A display panel is spaced from the bottom panel and attached to the ribs. The display panel includes top and bottom lips forming a slot for slidably receiving a display insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7066340
    Abstract: A shelf device for an inside surface of a cooler door has a bottle neck-hanging device and a display panel. The bottle neck-hanging device has a sidewall with at least two slotted openings therein. The display panel is adjacent the sidewall and has slotted openings therein aligned with the openings of the sidewall. At least two suction cups attach the sidewall and display panel to the cooler door. Each of the suction cups has a protrusion extending through one of the openings in the display panel and a corresponding opening in the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventor: James David Robertson
  • Patent number: 7044424
    Abstract: An article holder for a barrel cooler has a lip for fitting on the top end of the barrel sidewall and a tray attached to the lip for holding containers which indicate the contents of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, David Bernstein
  • Patent number: 7044483
    Abstract: A cooler is composed of a number of stackable units. Each unit has inner and outer shells with an air space between them. The outer shell has bottom, side and end panels connected together forming an outer tub with a drain. An inner shell has bottom, side and end panels connected together forming an inner tub. Drain openings in the inner tub allow water to flow to the drain in the outer tub. The bottom panel of the inner shell is spaced from the bottom panel of the outer shell creating an air space therebetween. The bottom of one unit can nest in the top of another unit to stack the units one atop the other. Wheels are attached to the bottommost unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Jason Walesh
  • Patent number: 6938791
    Abstract: A lid for a cold box has a shell-like configuration with front and rear shell members hingedly connected. The front shell member pivots relative to the rear shell member to provide access to the interior of the cold box when the front shell member is lifted by a handle. A viewing window is provided in the front shell member. The rear shell member is vented to provide passageways for the intake and outtake of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano, Ming Sun
  • Patent number: 6830157
    Abstract: A merchandising display track device is adapted to merchandise pies so that pies can be dispensed one at a time with the oldest pie dispensed first. The preferred embodiment of the device comprises a base member having a front end portion, first and second upstanding sidewalls connected to the base member forming a U-shaped structure having a front end portion, a rail connected to the base member between the sidewalls, and a pusher mechanism adapted to ride on the rail and push the articles toward the front end portion of the tubular housing. The front end portion of the base member extends forward more than the front end portion of the U-shaped structure to hold an article for dispensing articles one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Garrison Brooks
  • Publication number: 20040099620
    Abstract: A merchandising display track device is adapted to merchandise pies so that pies can be dispensed one at a time with the oldest pie dispensed first. The preferred embodiment of the device comprises a base member having a front end portion, first and second upstanding sidewalls connected to the base member forming a U-shaped structure having a front end portion, a rail connected to the base member between the sidewalls, and a pusher mechanism adapted to ride on the rail and push the articles toward the front end portion of the tubular housing. The front end portion of the base member extends forward more than the front end portion of the U-shaped structure to hold an article for dispensing articles one at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Display Industries
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Garrison Brooks
  • Publication number: 20040084389
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and top stop members. Racking forces exerted on the top stop members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall to minimize racking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Display Industries
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano
  • Patent number: 6722509
    Abstract: A merchandising display shelf track device for receiving a row of articles for sliding movement therealong has non-planar front face members connected to a base wall and top stop members. Racking forces exerted on the top stop members are transferred through the non-planar face members to the base wall to minimize racking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Bernard Primiano