Patents by Inventor V. John Ondrasik

V. John Ondrasik 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: 20190350382
    Abstract: A shelving rack system, having at least two divider supports extending across the bottom of a base, with a support panel positioned on top of the base, wherein the dividers are positionable from side-to-side to vary the width of the product dispensing channels between the dividers in the shelving rack. Each divider has legs that pass through holes in both an optional support panel and the divider supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: THE ONDRASIK FAMILY TRUST DATED 11/3/1999
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 10463172
    Abstract: A shelving rack system, having at least two divider supports extending across the bottom of a base, with a support panel positioned on top of the base, wherein the dividers are positionable from side-to-side to vary the width of the product dispensing channels between the dividers in the shelving rack. Each divider has legs that pass through holes in both an optional support panel and the divider supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE ONDRASIK FAMILY TRUST DATED 11/3/1999
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 10405673
    Abstract: A shelving rack system, having at least two divider supports extending across the bottom of a base, with a support panel positioned on top of the base, wherein the dividers are positionable from side-to-side to vary the width of the product dispensing channels between the dividers in the shelving rack. Each divider has legs that pass through holes in both the support panel and the divider supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE ONDRASIK FAMILY TRUST DATED 11/3/1999
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 9346477
    Abstract: A stackable cart comprises a base comprising perimetral edges, front, middle, and rear portions, and an internal wired base support structure with a network of support wires. A plurality of front wheels is provided to support the front portion, wherein a chord of the front wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of front transverse wires of the network support wires. A plurality of rear wheels is provided to support the rear portion, wherein a chord of the rear wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of rear transverse wires of the network support wires. The cart is removably coupled to another equivalent cart by positioning the rear wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the rear transverse wires of the equivalent cart and positioning the front wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the front transverse wires of the equivalent cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20160137215
    Abstract: A stackable cart comprises a base comprising perimetral edges, front, middle, and rear portions, and an internal wired base support structure with a network of support wires. A plurality of front wheels is provided to support the front portion, wherein a chord of the front wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of front transverse wires of the network support wires. A plurality of rear wheels is provided to support the rear portion, wherein a chord of the rear wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of rear transverse wires of the network support wires. The cart is removably coupled to another equivalent cart by positioning the rear wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the rear transverse wires of the equivalent cart and positioning the front wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the front transverse wires of the equivalent cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: V. John ONDRASIK
  • Patent number: 9260126
    Abstract: A nestable shopping cart having a fixed child seat and a tubular frame construction basket providing strong and rigid construction with a reduced number of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20150203139
    Abstract: A nestable shopping cart having a fixed child seat and a tubular frame construction basket providing strong and rigid construction with a reduced number of parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 7673886
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at spacing above the base, and a fixed child seat secured to the rear frame. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. The side walls are inclined upwardly from the child seat to the front end of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20080265534
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at spacing above the base, and a fixed child seat secured to the rear frame. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. The side walls are inclined upwardly from the child seat to the front end of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 7396025
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at spacing above the base, and a fixed child seat secured to the rear frame. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. The side walls are inclined upwardly from the child seat to the front end of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 7168711
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at a spacing above the base, and a fixed child seat secured to the rear frame. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. The side walls are inclined upwardly from the child seat to the front end of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 6926291
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, and a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at a spacing above the base. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. A fixed child seat is secured to the cart adjacent the upper end of the rear frame so as to project forwardly from the rear frame above the basket. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. Removable caster lifts may be located on the base such that the rear wheels of a forward cart are lifted when two carts are nested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 6820754
    Abstract: A product feed apparatus for feeding a row of products towards the front edge of a shelf has an elongate track mounted on the shelf so as to extend from a rear edge to the front edge of the shelf. A pusher member is slidably mounted in the track for engaging the rearmost product of a row of products supported on the track, and a biasing mechanism biases the pusher member towards the front edge of the track so as to advance product to the front edge of the shelf. The biasing mechanism includes a plurality of identical elongate, resilient biasing elements which can be releasably secured between the front end of the pusher member and the track so as to move the pusher member along the track. The user selects the number of biasing elements to be used based on the size and weight of product to be advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Precision Wire Racks & Carts, Inc.
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 6805250
    Abstract: A shelf assembly incorporates a divider apparatus for separating products on a shelf into adjacent rows. The shelf is formed from a series of spaced longitudinal wires and underlying, spaced support members extending transversely across the wires between opposite sides of the shelf. The divider apparatus has a plurality of divider panels each extending between the front and rear ends of the shelf at spaced intervals, each divider panel having an upper edge and a lower edge. The lower edge of each divider panel extends downwardly through the shelf through a gap between a selected adjacent pair of wires, and has notches to engage over the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20040201187
    Abstract: A shopping cart has a wheeled base, a rear frame projecting upwardly from the rear end of the base with a handle at its upper end, a basket having a rear end secured to the frame and projecting forwardly from the frame at a spacing above the base, and a fixed child seat secured to the rear frame. The basket is closed by a pivoted rear gate at its rear end. Two or more carts can be nested together by pushing the front wall of the basket of a first cart through the rear frame beneath the fixed child seat of a second cart, simultaneously pivoting the rear gate upwardly to allow the basket of the first cart to enter the basket of the second cart. The side walls are inclined upwardly from the child seat to the front end of the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20040195788
    Abstract: A wheeled cart has a generally flat base platform with a plurality of wheels supporting the platform above the ground. A handle frame extends upwardly from the rear end of the cart. The platform has a plurality of spaced, upwardly facing supports for releasably mounting accessories on the platform to extend upwardly from the platform. Accessories are provided for conversion of the cart between stocking and other purposes, including at least one horizontal support panel for supporting items at a location spaced above the platform and at least one vertical support frame for holding items at predetermined locations on the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: V. John Ondrasik, Miguel J. Orozco
  • Patent number: 6793223
    Abstract: A wheeled cart has a generally flat base platform with a plurality of wheels supporting the platform above the ground. A handle frame extends upwardly from the rear end of the cart. The platform has a plurality of spaced, upwardly facing supports for releasably mounting accessories on the platform to extend upwardly from the platform. Accessories are provided for conversion of the cart between stocking and other purposes, including at least one horizontal support panel for supporting items at a location spaced above the platform and at least one vertical support frame for holding items at predetermined locations on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Precision Wire Racks and Carts, Inc.
    Inventors: V. John Ondrasik, Miguel J. Orozco
  • Patent number: 6749208
    Abstract: A platter cart has a wheeled base and at least one vertical support extending upwardly from each side of the base at a location spaced between the front and rear end of the base. A series of front shelves are secured to extend forwardly from the supports at spaced intervals, and a series of horizontal rear shelves are secured to extend rearwardly from the supports at spaced intervals. Each rear shelf is vertically offset from the front shelves, so that two platter carts can be nested together by pushing a rearward cart into the end of a front cart with the front shelves of the rearward cart nesting into the spaces between the rear shelves of the front cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Precision Wire Racks and Carts, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel J. Orozco, V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20040065630
    Abstract: A product feed apparatus for feeding a row of products towards the front edge of a shelf has an elongate track mounted on the shelf so as to extend from a rear edge to the front edge of the shelf. A pusher member is slidably mounted in the track for engaging the rearmost product of a row of products supported on the track, and a biasing mechanism biases the pusher member towards the front edge of the track so as to advance product to the front edge of the shelf. The biasing mechanism includes a plurality of identical elongate, resilient biasing elements which can be releasably secured between the front end of the pusher member and the track so as to move the pusher member along the track. The user selects the number of biasing elements to be used based on the size and weight of product to be advanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: D828449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE ONDRASIK FAMILY
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik