Patents by Inventor Lawrence J. Brucia

Lawrence J. Brucia 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: 10085573
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STOREXPERTS, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20180220794
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 9844262
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: STOREXPERTS INC.
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20160338510
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20160316906
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 9481207
    Abstract: A caster device includes a base attachable to a supported item, one or more rolling elements that interface with the base to facilitate rolling of the supported item along a support surface, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the rolling element(s) do not contact the support surface, and in a second vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do contact the support surface. A rimguard may be rotatively coupled with the external sleeve so that as the external sleeve is rotated to the first vertical position, the bottom rim of the external sleeve rotates relative to a rimguard inner surface and a rimguard outer surface does not rotate relative to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNI, LLC
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 9414696
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: STOREXPERTS, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 9386846
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: STOREXPERTS, INC.
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20150143662
    Abstract: A caster device includes a base attachable to a supported item, one or more rolling elements that interface with the base to facilitate rolling of the supported item along a support surface, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the rolling element(s) do not contact the support surface, and in a second vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do contact the support surface. A rimguard may be rotatively coupled with the external sleeve so that as the external sleeve is rotated to the first vertical position, the bottom rim of the external sleeve rotates relative to a rimguard inner surface and a rimguard outer surface does not rotate relative to the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20150144431
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8950602
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Techni, LLC
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8943648
    Abstract: An adjustable support device includes a base that includes a plurality of rolling element receiving cavities, a plurality of rolling elements that interface with the rolling element receiving cavities, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. Each of the rolling element receiving cavities is positioned and oriented to interface with a rolling element disposed between the base and the support surface. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do not contact the support surface, and in a second vertical position relative to the base where the rolling elements do contact the support surface. A rimguard may be rotatively coupled with the external sleeve so that as the external sleeve is rotated to the first vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Techni, LLC
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20140334135
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Patent number: 8820481
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20130193098
    Abstract: Variable planform shelving systems include a variable support platform and a support surface assembly that is supported by the variable support platform. The variable support platform includes frames that can be repositioned relative to each other to vary the planform of the variable support platform. The support surface assembly provides a support surface for supported items. The support surface assembly is flexible and/or comprised of a plurality of linked panels so that the support surface provided varies in response to variation in the planform of the variable support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicants: Lawrence J. Brucia, George Fanourgiakis
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20120267488
    Abstract: Adjustable support devices with multiple rolling elements are disclosed. An adjustable support device includes a base that includes a plurality of rolling element receiving cavities, a plurality of rolling elements that interface with the rolling element receiving cavities, and an external sleeve coupled to the base for adjustable vertical positioning of the external sleeve relative to the base. Each of the rolling element receiving cavities is positioned and oriented to interface with a rolling element disposed between the base and the support surface. The external sleeve can be placed in a first vertical position relative to the base where the external sleeve contacts the support surface. And the external sleeve can be placed in a second vertical position relative to the base where the external sleeve does not contact the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: Lawrence J. Brucia, George Fanourgiakis
    Inventors: George Fanourgiakis, Lawrence J. Brucia
  • Publication number: 20120241395
    Abstract: A shelving layout concept which allows selective configuration and reconfiguration of the orientation of certain shelving systems within the central portion of a store to create a PrimeZone area including an assembly of End Caps, Center Caps, Power Sets, Corner Boards, Hot Spots and Banner Boards, the combination of which provides a solution for enabling retailers to re-invigorate their Center Store, increase their vendor promotional revenue, and increase their in-store sales due to more favorable consumer response to greater promotional activity and the continuing change of product venues in key areas of the store layout. The concept also includes novel hardware which enables the reconfiguration of the shelving layout to accommodate vendors' desire to change display schemes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence J. BRUCIA
  • Patent number: D325285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Brucia