Patents by Inventor Terry L. Mitchell

Terry L. Mitchell 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: 4368675
    Abstract: A material handling pallet comprising a rectangular base having downwardly-extending support legs and an upright frame mounted on the base for supporting objects on the pallet. The frame consists of a pair of open framework end portions positioned at opposite ends of the base and a cross frame portion extending lengthwise of the pallet between and connected to the end portions. Vertically-spaced horizontal load-supporting members are mounted on the cross frame portion for supporting objects which are removable therefrom either by movement lengthwise of the pallet through the end portions or sideways of the pallet. The frame terminates at its upper end in frame members which extend transversely of the base and which are positioned in substantial vertical alignment with the supporting legs enabling the pallet to be stacked on another like pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Propst, Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4203609
    Abstract: A transport cart is disclosed having a load receiving and supporting platform of sandwich-type construction formed from a pair of spaced panels each having offset portions which contact the other panel. The panels, where they contact each other, are rigidly secured together to form a rigid, load supporting sandwich. The platform is mounted on swivel casters interconnected by a linkage system which responds to the pivotal movement of the tow bar and which effects opposite pivotal movement of the front and rear casters to cause the cart to track the towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, David A. Immink
  • Patent number: 4043626
    Abstract: A power track system for conveying and distributing electrical energy in a movable office unit having free standing walls. The system includes a plurality of track sections, each of which has a passageway in which an electrical cable is disposed. Connectors, joined to the cable, are secured at each end of the track section so that similar track sections can be connected together. The track sections are positioned on the floor under the free standing walls which secure the track sections in their positions. Outlets are provided at predetermined points along the track sections to enable connection of electrically operated devices to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Propst, James O. Kelley, Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4010730
    Abstract: A shield adapted for use in conjunction with a fireplace having a front opening. The shield comprises a front panel, a pair of side panels disposed respectively at the ends of the front panel and extending generally transverse to the front panel, and the lower portion of the front panel being spaced from the opening of the fireplace a greater distance than the upper portion of the front panel when the shield is disposed adjacent the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1977
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell