With Separable Components Patents (Class 108/101)
  • Patent number: 10702077
    Abstract: This museum showcase comprises a bearing frame and fixed and/or openable walls supported by the bearing frame. The bearing frame comprises a platform that includes joints connected to horizontal beams. The fixed and/or openable walls of the showcase are supported only by the joints. The weight of the walls is supported by the joints, whereas the horizontal beams are not subjected to significant stresses. It is thus possible to design the showcase in a particularly simple and therefore quick manner, choosing the lengths of each beam according to the dimensions of the showcase and leaving the support of the weights to just the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOPPION S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Goppion
  • Patent number: 10624472
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optimized folding display, comprising two facing main side panels (1, 2), a traverse assembly (3) formed by narrow and elongated rectangular boards of semi-flexible sheet material, and fixing means (11, 12, 13, 14) for keeping the traverses fixed to the outer surface of the corresponding side panel (1, 2). The traverses (3) have their planes separated a given distance, so they form an articulated rhombus which can diagonally be closed from an expanded position into a folded position. Furthermore, the display has at least one shelf element (15) located between the two side panels (1, 2) and resting flat on the traverses (3) located at a similar height, forming a shelving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FASTER DISPLAYS LLC
    Inventor: Francisco López Fernández
  • Patent number: 10356953
    Abstract: A cooling air supplying booth apparatus for supplying cooling air to pieces of equipment in a rack unit includes a first frame and a plurality of plates. The first frame forms edges of a cuboid. The plates are fixed to the first frame and disposed at four of sides of the cuboid and form a cooling air moving path. A cooling plate includes at least one fan and is disposed at the bottom of the first frame opposite the top side of the first frame. Cooling air is supplied to the cooling air moving path through the fan, and supplied to the equipment through an outlet side in the cooling air supplying booth apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NAVER Business Platform Corporation
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Koo, Sang Min Roh, Jaepil Kim
  • Patent number: 10342364
    Abstract: A display stand configured for displaying personal items or merchandise items and a method of assembling the display stand are disclosed. The display stand comprises of an upright panel and a base panel that are combined in a way that the resulting structure is sturdy yet easy to assemble and disassemble. The assembly of the display panel is accomplished by inserting a closed elongated slot of the upright panel into an open slot of the base panel and turning the base panel such that a solid strip of the base panel is disposed inside the closed elongated slot of the upright panel. A tab is then inserted into the open slot of the base panel to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Stefano Buttignon
  • Patent number: 10264900
    Abstract: An internal cake support device for forming a multi-tiered cake. The device comprises a shaft having a first end and a second end and a head is provided at a first end. The device comprises a first measurement scale for measuring a linear dimension from the second end of the shaft. The device comprises a second measurement scale for measuring a linear dimension from the first end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Terence Grive
  • Patent number: 10238208
    Abstract: Disclosed are a modular food product display stand and a related method for constructing such display stand. Such display stand may comprise a plastic tray having four top corners, four bottom corners, top receiving slots located at each top corner, and bottom receiving slots located at each bottom corner. The display stand may further comprise four insertable plastic feet installed in the bottom receiving slots, and four insertable plastic posts installed in the top receiving posts. The outer dimensions of a cross-section of the plastic feet may match the inner dimensions of a cross-section of the bottom receiving slots, and the outer dimensions of a cross-section of the plastic posts may match the inner dimensions of a cross-section of the top receiving slots. The display stand may also comprise a plastic topper with receiving slots at each corner of the bottom of the topper for receiving the plastic posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sabritas S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventor: Carolina Henonin
  • Patent number: 10173706
    Abstract: Described is a mobile point-of sale cart for use in a retail store. The cart has four legs and three platforms coupled to the legs. Each of the three platforms is at a different height above the ground. The legs have wheels for easy movement from one place to another, and the legs are telescoping so the cart can be easily stored. The cart holds the equipment needed for a retail store employee to checkout customers and perform other common tasks. The cart has multiple bins to hold a handheld scanner, a debit card reader, and a portable printer. The cart has a bagging station coupled to the top platform, and a shopping bag support surface coupled to the second platform. The cart can be moved about the store to easily ring up purchases, and can be stored when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Stephen Tyler Caution, Kenneth Samuel Larsen
  • Patent number: 10154744
    Abstract: A tiered fajita server, intended for use on a restaurant table, comprised of a center stack support and a plurality of serving dishes. The center stack support has a plurality of mounting cylinders, equal in number the plurality of serving dishes. Each serving dish has a mounting hole allowing it to be removably mounted on the center stack support at one, and only one mounting cylinder. quick-release mount intended for use with a rail-type fishing-rod-holder system. The center stack support is constructed from interspersed frusto-conicals and mounting cylinders. Each serving dish has a perimeter, a mounting hole, a top surface, a side surface, and a concave metal dish. The concave metal dish can be removed to ease service and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Breanne Kinte Stuart, Brian Michael Stuart
  • Patent number: 10039374
    Abstract: A multi-tiered work arrangement includes stacked horizontal planar surfaces that have footprints that enable stacking of the planar surfaces to provide work surfaces that are easily accessible to a user in both a sitting and a standing position. A first work surface can have a wide end and a narrow end, and a second work surface can have corresponding narrow and wide ends. The wide end of the first planar surface is substantially equivalent in length to the narrow end of the second planar surface such that the work surfaces can be stacked in use, providing two unobstructed work surfaces at different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: James Edward Abraham, Justin Gillespie, Joseph Iacovoni, Kevin Gillhespy, Mark McKenna
  • Patent number: 9888769
    Abstract: A shelf assembly is provided. The shelf assembly includes at least one board. Each board has at least on connector on the bottom surface. Legs are configured to mate with the connector during assembly. In addition, the shelf assembly includes a shoe with a magnet in the shoe to position the legs on top of the board using positioning elements disposed on the board. A board and shoe are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: 8831386 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Mroue
  • Patent number: 9848740
    Abstract: A storage system for a shower enclosure includes a first wall member, a second wall member, and a storage accessory. The first wall member includes a corner defining a recessed portion. The first wall member further includes a corner notch disposed along the corner within the recessed portion, and a first side notch disposed along an inner side surface of the first wall member adjacent the recessed portion. The second wall member is coupled to the first wall member at an end of the corner adjacent the recessed portion and is oriented perpendicular to the first wall member. The second wall member includes a second side notch disposed along an inner side surface of the second wall member. The storage accessory is removably coupled between the first wall member and the second wall member at the corner notch, the first side notch, and the second side notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Alan T. McDonald, Sarah K. O'Brien, Luke B. Zimbric, Timothy J. Williams, Kyle A. Marten, Gurusiddeshwar Gudimani
  • Patent number: 9839304
    Abstract: A display system that includes a vertical trunk with a first support including a first slot in a lower portion of the first support, and a second support including a second slot in an upper portion of the second support and at least one platform having an upper surface facing a lower surface, where the platform including a first groove and a second groove are configured to connect the platform to the vertical trunk and disconnect the platform from the vertical trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Deflecto, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Liao, Danielle N. Rodgers, Patrick Foley
  • Patent number: 9706836
    Abstract: The disclosure defined by this invention is of a shelving system where the top and bottom shelf positions are fixed relative to each other by a plurality of support columns, and one or more inner shelves are vertically positionable by hand. The support columns pass through guide channels in a shelf, or in brackets attached to the shelves, and are forced to bend slightly to do so. The channels are larger than the support columns. The bent support columns exert opposing lateral forces against a shelf at the guide channel walls and edges and the friction between the support columns and the guide channels enables a shelf to remain stuck in a position even when under load. Force can be applied by hand to overcome the stuck position and slide a shelf to a new vertical position. Inner shelves can be finely positioned thru a finite vertical range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Todd Nelson
  • Patent number: 9706839
    Abstract: A table created by a table structure with multiple openings extending from the top of the table structure to the bottom of the table structure. The table structure is deigned to be reversible and a solid top can be placed on the table structure. The table structure is supported by supporting structures connected to mounting attachments. The mounting attachments have one or more protrusions designed to provide secure attachment to the table structure by insertion into the openings in the table structure. Tiers can also be placed on the table structure. The table structure, the openings in the table structure, the mounting attachments, the supporting structures, the tiers, and the table and tier tops can be designed in limitless shapes and configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: OLD NEW HOUSE LLC
    Inventors: David Dilmaghani, Melissa Dilmaghani
  • Patent number: 9663991
    Abstract: A ladder including a first stringer and a second stringer spaced transverse from each other is provided. Each of the first and second stringers defines a channel and includes a plurality of crosspieces disposed in the channels of the first and second stringers. A plurality of rungs are spaced along and coupled between the first and second stringers. Each of the rungs has a horizontal portion and a vertical portion extending from the first stringer to the second stringer. A plurality of ribs are spaced along and coupled between the horizontal and vertical portions of the rungs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter A. Zorney, William J. McMaster, Ankur Bhosale
  • Patent number: 9615654
    Abstract: A slimfold table has a plurality of legs, at least one table leaf, an inner cross brace, and an outer cross brace. The plurality of legs, the at least one table leaf, the inner cross brace, and the outer cross brace are movable from a deployed condition to a nested condition. The deployed condition has the plurality of legs all generally parallel each other and spaced apart by the inner and outer cross braces, with the at least one table leaf generally orthogonal the legs. The nested condition has the plurality of legs all generally parallel and adjacent to each other and to the inner and outer cross braces and to the at least one table leaf, with the legs and the at least one table leaf nested within the inner cross brace and the inner cross brace nested within the outer cross brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: GCI Outdoor, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Grace
  • Patent number: 9565956
    Abstract: A serving board is disclosed for supporting an edible product. The serving board comprises a first board defining a lower surface, an upper surface and a first edge. A second board defines a lower surface, an upper surface and a second edge. A spacing layer extends between the lower surface of the first board and the upper surface of the second board. The spacing layer distances the first board from the second board for defining a chamber. An integrated circuit is positioned in the chamber. An electrical power source is positioned in the chamber and electrically coupled to the integrated circuit. An output device electrically is coupled to the integrated circuit for producing a sensatory output. The first board, the second board and the spacing layer are constructed from a biodegradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Mitchell, Mary Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9498703
    Abstract: Kits designed to stimulate creativity, to provide exercise for fine motor skills, and to improve spatial perception. The kits may be useful as a stimulating “toy” for children to develop creativity, spatial perception and motor skills, as a therapeutic kit for the elderly or those requiring rehabilitation of fine motor skills; as a diversion to relieve stress, to create unique works for the home or office, to display photos and memorabilia, and for a host of other purposes, limited by the imagination. The kits include at least shaped components, fasteners, and a platform onto which a three-dimensional work is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Stat Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McCoskey, Daniel Padilla, Shyh-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 9480334
    Abstract: An end display includes a base, an end wall coupled to a rear of the base, a bottom shelf located on the base and secured to the end wall, at least one intermediate shelf spaced apart from the bottom shelf and secured to the end wall and at least one set of dividers. The bottom shelf includes a top having a tiered shelf structure. Each intermediate shelf includes a top having a tiered shelf structure and a bottom having a set of guides. The at least one set of dividers have bottom ends that are mounted to the tiered shelf structure of the bottom shelf and top ends that mate with the set of guides on the bottom of the at least one intermediate shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, Alex K. Poniatowski
  • Patent number: 9380871
    Abstract: A table having inner row seating comprising a table top having a central opening, outer seating, a center mounting assembly and inner seat positioned on center mounting assembly. The inner seat provides inner row seating for children. Table top and outer seating both have removable portions that provide entry into inner central opening where inner seat is located. A revolving tray and or umbrella can also be added to the table when the inner seat is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Roger Paul Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9370241
    Abstract: A table created by a table structure with multiple openings extending from the top of the table structure to the bottom of the table structure. The table structure is deigned to be reversible and a solid top can be placed on the table structure. The table structure is supported by supporting structures connected to mounting attachments. The mounting attachments have one or more protrusions designed to provide secure attachment to the table structure by insertion into the openings in the table structure. Tiers can also be placed on the table structure. The table structure, the openings in the table structure, the mounting attachments, the supporting structures, the tiers, and the table and tier tops can be designed in limitless shapes and configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: OLD NEW HOUSE LLC
    Inventors: David Dilmaghani, Melissa Dilmaghani
  • Patent number: 9365970
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure include an ironing board with two expandable front legs configured to expand to a wider separation in an open position than in a collapsed position. The wider separation in the open position allows for greater stability without increasing the size of the board in the collapsed position. The ironing board of the present disclosure includes a front leg pivot system that permits each of the front legs to spread apart from each other and an adjustable pivot mechanism that allows the front legs to move apart from the rear legs. In one embodiment, a cam is mounted to the two rear legs to serve as a track for the front legs. In another embodiment, a tension member is mounted to the two front legs to control the spread of the two front legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Home Products International—North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolando Hernandez, Gabriel Prero, James Orrico, Theron Michael Watters, John P. Cichello, Mario Orrico
  • Patent number: 9339128
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a base, a platform, a lattice structure, a raised shelf and a plurality of bins. The base includes an open top, a bottom floor and walls that define an interior space that is divided into sections using a plurality of partitions. The platform is located on top of the base. The raised shelf is located over the lattice structure and on top of a portion of the platform. The plurality of bins are located on the platform and on the raised shelf and are configured to display merchandise. The lattice structure and the raised shelf provide structural support for bearing a weight of merchandise located on the raised shelf. The base and the partitions dividing the base provide structural support for bearing a weight of merchandise located on the raised shelf and the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura L. Hawkins, Michael D. Kimmel
  • Patent number: 9232857
    Abstract: A modular storage frame includes: at least two storage floors each having four coupling heads, four coupling tubes, at least four opposing elements and a storage board, wherein the coupling head has two coupling portions, two neck portions and a joining portion; at least four joining tubes having four inner tubes and four outer tubes; and four supporting elements coupling respectively with the bottommost ones of the inner tubes, wherein the outer tube has two positioning elements protruding to an outside thereof. The positioning elements may provide the storage floors to be relatively firmly positioned. The opposing elements protruding from the coupling tubes may have the storage board to be easily placed and the plight that the opposing elements are not easily assembled with the coupling heads may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jung Tan Lai
  • Patent number: 9139322
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-partite article 20 comprising a plurality of frame members 12 detachably engageable to a plurality of support members 14 to form an article frame 22 in which the plurality of frame members 12 are disposed coaxially and are spaced apart from each other to define an internal volume. The multi-partite article 20 can be assembled and disassembled as required for ease of storage and/or transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LEYSHON LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy Leyshon
  • Patent number: 9084497
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a plurality of tiers stacked one on top of another. Each tier includes a substantially horizontally oriented tray and a plurality of dividers. The plurality of dividers are oriented substantially vertically and divide a volume between each tray into a plurality of bins. Each divider structurally supports a weight of the display fixture and a weight of merchandise located in the bins of the display fixture that are located above each divider. The plurality of tiers together resemble a three-dimensional seasonal decoration when viewed from each side of the display fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20150083028
    Abstract: Systems and methods of assembly and manufacture of a modular laboratory furniture system having a selectively attachable upper framework assembly and easily adaptable configurations with integrated service distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ron Bedard, Pierre Poirier
  • Publication number: 20150076871
    Abstract: Portable furniture items including a support structure and a top member selectively coupled to the support structure. The support structure includes first and second supports. The first support includes a leg having a ground end and a waist extending from the leg opposite the ground end. The waist has an upper end opposite the ground end and defines a first notch proximate the upper end. The second support includes a leg having a ground end and a waist extending from the leg opposite the ground end. The waist of the second support has an upper end opposite the ground end and a lower end opposite the upper end and defines a second notch proximate the lower end. The first notch and the second notch are complimentarily configured to enable the second support to matingly couple with the first support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. Werner
  • Patent number: 8516967
    Abstract: A layer cake support apparatus includes a base plate configured to receive a first layer of cake, a plurality of cake plates including a material free region and configured to receive a second layer of cake, and a rod which extends substantially vertically through the material free region to the base plate and through first and second layers of cake respectively disposed on the base plate and cake plate. The layer cake support apparatus further includes a plurality of cake supports which extend substantially vertically through a top surface to a bottom surface of the first and second layers of cake. The cake supports are inserted into the first and second layers of cake in locations within the cake layers to minimize interference with the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Loraine Elizabeth Jeffery
  • Patent number: 8490553
    Abstract: A base plate has a center and a periphery. Lower and upper cake support plates have centers and peripheries and central apertures. A center post extends through the center apertures and is coupled to the base plate and the upper cake support plate. A plurality of dowels are coupled to the lower cake support plate and the upper cake support plate and extend downwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Richard P. English, Stephanie R. English
  • Publication number: 20130136829
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a multi-tiered cake is presented. A multi-tiered cake display system includes a main support, first and second bushings, and first and second cake boards. A first layer of the multi-tiered cake is assembled around the first bushing and a second tier of the multi-tiered cake is assembled around the second bushing. When the multi-tiered cake display system is assembled, the bottom end of the main support is adjacent the first cake board. Additionally, when assembled, the first bushing is slidably inserted onto the main support with the bottom end of the first bushing adjacent the first cake board and the top end of the first bushing is adjacent the second cake board. Also the second cake board and the second bushing are at least partially slidably inserted onto the main support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Natalie L. Kandel
  • Patent number: 8276524
    Abstract: A multiple tier center support stand that includes a plurality of plates each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener and a plurality of posts each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener. The mechanical fastener is arranged on at least one of the plurality of plates and the plurality of posts in order to vertically arrange the plurality of plates and the plurality of posts. At least one of the plurality of plates is configured to be disassembled in at least two pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Wilton Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Goode, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey Bull
  • Patent number: 8196879
    Abstract: A support tube (1) for use as an internal support for multi-tiered cakes (9). The support tube has a raised internal profile (7) comprised of raised ridges (8) located on an inner surface (5) of a perimeter wall (4). The raised internal profile strengthens the perimeter wall of the support tube, thereby allowing the support tube to support large weights of multi-tiered cakes when placed in a vertical position inside a multi-tiered cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Marguerite A. Vezina, Marcel Vezina
  • Publication number: 20110303131
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a multiple tier center support stand that includes a plurality of plates each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener and a plurality of posts each being configured to be associated with a mechanical fastener. The mechanical fastener is arranged on at least one of the plurality of plates and the plurality of posts in order to vertically arrange the plurality of plates and the plurality of posts. At least one of the plurality of plates is configured to be disassembled in at least two pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Goode, Hugh Melling, Jeffrey Bull
  • Patent number: 8066240
    Abstract: A multi-configurable furniture assembly including height adjustable legs, a height adjustable pedestal support structure, a variable height foot support for cabinets and shelves and a panel wall assembly where each of the separate assemblies have finished and high quality appearances after a configuration is constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Duane F. Nagel, Joylene M. Battey
  • Publication number: 20110001336
    Abstract: A platform assembly can be used in a motor vehicle, such as a truck, to support a person or objects. The platform assembly can have a frame with pivotal attachments to allow the frame to be at least partially collapsible. The platform can pivotally and removably attach to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Miller, Andrew J. Krum, Bradley S. Kallaher
  • Publication number: 20100330240
    Abstract: A layer cake support apparatus includes a base plate configured to receive a first layer of cake, a plurality of cake plates including a material free region and configured to receive a second layer of cake, and a rod which extends substantially vertically through the material free region to the base plate and through first and second layers of cake respectively disposed on the base plate and cake plate. The layer cake support apparatus further includes a plurality of cake supports which extend substantially vertically through a top surface to a bottom surface of the first and second layers of cake. The cake supports are inserted into the first and second layers of cake in locations within the cake layers to minimize interference with the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: LORAINE ELIZABETH JEFFERY
  • Patent number: 7568582
    Abstract: Medicine caddies store and organize medicines. A bottom tier with a first shelf, a first wall, and a first divider is slidably and rotatably mounted on a base. A second tier with a second shelf, a second wall, and a second divider is attached to the first wall. Barriers enclose the sides of the first and second walls. Cutouts present in the middle of the first and second walls allow divider hooks on the dividers to be slidably and removably attached to the first and second walls. Barrier slots in the top of the barriers slidably and removably receive barrier hooks attached to the dividers. A second embodiment has a rotation joint between the first and second walls and has its dividers slidably attached to only the first and second walls. Tabs are provided as a perforated sheet and are attached to the barriers by tab holders to identify medicines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Stuart Berger
  • Patent number: 7281476
    Abstract: A book rack and pencil tray combination has a book rack and a pencil case attached to the bottom wall of the book rack. The pencil case is optionally attached to the bottom wall of the book rack by a pencil case attachment plate attached to the bottom wall of the pencil case. The pencil case attachment plate is typically attached to the bottom wall of the pencil case such that a portion of the bottom wall of the book rack is sandwiched between the pencil case attachment plate and the bottom wall of the pencil case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Virco Mgmt. Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Mills, Peter Glass
  • Patent number: 7275289
    Abstract: A device and method for forming an indented female connector where the dimension of the indented female connector provides for removing a male molding component without damaging a set of internal ribs formed inside the female connector. A structure comprising an indented female blow-molded connector having a first wall having a top surface and a thickness, with the first wall surrounding an opening. At least one inner wall extends substantially perpendicular to the first wall and borders the opening. At least one rib is formed in the inner wall. A bottom wall is joined to the inner wall and the distance from the rib to the top surface is greater than the thickness of the first wall. The structure further comprising a male connector having a contact edge, such that when positioned inside the indented female blow-molded connector, the contact edge releasably engages the at least one rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Confer Plastics Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Lipniarski
  • Patent number: 6964234
    Abstract: A computer desk, includes two vertical rods with an optical disk rack installed on one of the vertical rods. The optical disk rack includes an external arc panel, with several optical disk slots horizontally disposed on the external arc panel. A rear rod is mounted on the rear side of the external arc panel at a position corresponding to the area of the optical disk slots. A plurality of frames are fixed between two vertical rods with a board installed on each frame. One of the vertical rods has a main system retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventor: Chien-Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 6883882
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved cabinet assembly comprising more than one flat piece and a curved connecting member; wherein a latch is disposed on the edge of the flat piece, so that the flat pieces and the connecting member are engaged and connected by means of the latch member to form a rack with curved edges in various combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: UMA Team Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yavulas Lin
  • Patent number: 6840182
    Abstract: A portable modular field kitchen for use in the out-of-doors comprises a main frame having at least a pair of scissors support legs interconnected with at least a pair of vertical upright members for providing a scissors operator. Each of the scissors support legs comprises a front support leg and a rear support leg interconnected to provide a scissors action. The scissors support legs are interconnected by a pair of parallel top support members for providing stability, and each of the vertical upright members is pivotally joined to the corresponding front support leg. A top work surface is removably attached to each of the parallel top support members. A collapsible upper frame section is supported by the vertical upright members for suspending a plurality of cooking articles. Finally, at least one side grate table having a collapsible frame is releasably attached to the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Roy Justin Price
  • Publication number: 20030140824
    Abstract: A single-piece flexure and flexure apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention allow movement along two perpendicular axes. The flexure is made from a single continuous material having a first and second flexure sections, with the second flexure section allowing translational movement in a direction perpendicular to that allowed by the first flexure section. Two-dimensional flexure assemblies may then be manufactured using these flexures. The flexure apparatus is made from a single contiguous material fashioned to provide a base section and a plurality of legs extending perpendicularly from the base section, with each leg having a first and second flexure sections, with the second flexure section allowing translational movement in a direction perpendicular to that allowed by the first flexure section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Andrew S. Poulsen
  • Publication number: 20030107306
    Abstract: A storage shelf system for efficiently storing goods in the irregularly shaped area under a flight of stairs. The horizontal shelves include a narrow shelf on top and a deep shelf on the bottom, with any number of shelves with intermediate depths between, such that a line connecting the rearward ends of the shelves forms an angle that corresponds to the underside of the flight of stairs. The storage shelf system includes a handle and wheels for easily maneuvering the shelf system beneath and withdrawing it from under the flight of stairs, webbing for securing goods to the shelf system, fixed undershelves for storing long, thin objects, slidable undershelves for temporarily storing goods while retrieving other goods from the storage shelf system, a fire-proof safe for securely storing valuable or potentially dangerous goods, and advantageously shape shelf compartment inserts for efficiently utilizing substantially all available storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Kline Strong
  • Publication number: 20030066463
    Abstract: A novel pillar is provided. The pillar having a longitudinal axis and first and second ends, an outer skin, an extruded support structure disposed within the outer skin, with the support structure including multiple cells arranged along the longitudinal axis for support of longitudinal loads, and a tension bar disposed at least partially within the extruded support structure. The outer skin and extruded support may include structural plastic, and the extruded support structure may be separately insertable into the outer skin. However, in an alternative embodiment the outer skin and extruded support structure are co-extruded as a single monolithic piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Mario Acevedo, Hirokazu Goto, Brian Kim
  • Patent number: 6374755
    Abstract: A layer cake supporting device for allowing multiple layers of cake to be vertically stacked upon each other includes a plurality of plates. Each of the plates has a peripheral edge, a top side and a bottom side. The plates each have a hole therein defined by a perimeter edge. Each of the holes extends through the top and bottom sides. Each of the peripheral edges has a different size. Each of the perimeter edges of the plates has a length substantially equal to one of the peripheral edges of another of the plates. A plurality of legs each is removably attached to a bottom side of the plates. The legs may be pressed through a top surface of the cake such that the bottom side of the plate rests on the top surface of the cake, and another layer of cake may be placed on the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventors: Vern A. Haase, Arlene M. Haase
  • Patent number: 6220180
    Abstract: A computer workstation that is easily assembled and provides sufficient space to accommodate a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, a printer, and a tower central processing unit. The workstation is made of tubular steel to provide increased rigidity and strength and can be configured to as to accommodate both right handed and left handed users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: C. Michael Janowitz
  • Patent number: 6148736
    Abstract: A molded single unit laboratory vertically integrated service and storage system may be affixed to a laboratory work surface area. The unit includes a plurality of supporting struts with each strut having a foundation securable to the laboratory work surface area or to another unit. The unit includes a shelf member having an outer edge with a lip portion which is in horizontal alignment with the outer surfaces of a plurality of foundations to abate lodging of the unit shelf member storage surface completely against a permanent wall, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Harold J. Erbs
  • Patent number: 6145671
    Abstract: A death care merchandise display unit maximizes the display of miniature death care merchandise products. The display unit has two vertical, parallel, spaced wing wall panels and a vertical back wall having lateral edges secured to the rear edges of the wing wall panels. Fixtures for holding miniature replicas of various death care merchandise articles are adfixed to the wall panels and the vertical back walls. One or more display surfaces are preferably further contained within the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: The York Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Riga, Marta Monserrate