Vertically Adjustable Patents (Class 108/105)
  • Patent number: 10088223
    Abstract: Organizers for chest freezers are disclosed that provide increased access to items in chest freezers. The organizers include a base and at least one storage member, which can move vertically and rotate horizontally relative to the base. Vertical and horizontal movement of the storage member relative to the base is provided in some embodiments by a vertical member that forms a hinge between the base and the storage member and is provided in some embodiments by a coupling of the storage member to a vertical member extending vertically from the base. Also disclosed is a corresponding method for accessing items in a chest freezer. Moving a storage member of a disclosed organizer up relative to the organizer's base and/or rotating the storage member horizontally relative to the base provides greater access to frozen items in the storage member and frozen items located below the storage member's original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Floral Ann Roullett
  • Patent number: 9943192
    Abstract: Various shelving systems, such as shower caddies, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a shower caddy includes an elongate support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member can have a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects. The shelving system can include a shroud configured to conceal, block, or surround a portion of a shelf in a closed position and allow access to the portion of the shelf in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, Zachary Rapoport
  • Patent number: 9936805
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable rotary shelf assembly for use within a corner cabinet is provided. The shelf assembly includes an inner pole telescopically engaged with an outer pole. Disc shaped shelves are adjustably attached. A first height adjustment assembly provides a “macro” adjustment between the inner pole and the outer pole. A second height adjustment assembly provides a “micro” adjustment. The second height adjustment provides a shaft having a threaded section, a thumbwheel threadably engaged with the threaded section, and a two lobed cam. Rotation of the thumbwheel adjusts the vertical position of the outer pole, the shelves, and an attached cabinet face to align the cabinet face with the adjacent cabinets. A flexible cam follower is provided. The flexible cam follower engages the two lobed cam to bias the cabinet face in a “home” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGregor
  • Patent number: 9883737
    Abstract: A height-adjustable table includes a first tabletop and a second tabletop. A first height adjustment mechanism is configured to vertically shift the first tabletop relative to a support surface on which the table is supported. A second height adjustment mechanism is configured to vertically shift the second tabletop relative to the support surface. The table also includes a base in direct contact with the support surface. Each of the first and second height adjustment mechanisms is directly coupled to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: John Stephen Lanphear
  • Patent number: 9839305
    Abstract: A table display including a support pole, one or more arm hubs, one or more arms extending from the one or more arm hubs and table tops supported by the one or more arms. The support pole may be retained by a connection node or weighted floor member. Table tops may be transparent to allow decorative arms to be viewed therethrough. A wall-mounted version comprises a bracket configured to connect to a wall unistrut, an arm hub, one or more arms extending from the arm hub and a table top supported by the one or more arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: American Payroll Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Maddux
  • Patent number: 9161617
    Abstract: A work station includes a work surface and a panel with a notch formed therein and a channel formed therethrough. A panel support base is positioned within the notch of the panel, a sliding member is positioned within the channel of the panel and extends through the work surface, a support member is positioned at an end portion of the sliding member extending through the work surface, and an arm rotatably coupled between the panel support base and the sliding member. The arm is rotatable to move the sliding member and adjust the position of the support member relative to the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Scott A. Fish
  • Publication number: 20140102340
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a table apparatus. The table apparatus includes a support assembly, a surface assembly and an adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly allows for the movement of a work surface between a first bottom position and a second top position while remaining in the same, preferably, horizontal, orientation throughout the movement thereof. Additionally, the work surface is permitted to rotate about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface. A secondary work surface is provided, which, when properly set to the same height, cooperates with the work surface to provide a matingly engaged configuration which allows for a substantially continuous joined work surface, while allowing for rotation of the work surface about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Brett Kooistra, Maurice Fredricks, Bruce Fredricks, Benjamin Edinger, Mitchell Mulder
  • Patent number: 7383923
    Abstract: An elevating load platform comprising a base member and a load supporting member interconnected by a linkage means that facilitates vertical movement of the load supporting member generally parallel to the base member, and a plurality of coil springs positioned to urge the load supporting member upwardly relative to the base member so that when the load supporting member is laden the coil springs are compressed, and as the load is progressively removed the coil springs urge the load supporting member upwards to thereby maintain the load supporting member at a desired height, the linkage means comprising a pair of spaced scissor linkages interconnected by a central cross-member, the plurality of compression springs being positioned in a spaced array interposed between the base member and the cross-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Amiata Holdings Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Sidney A. Patten, David M. Munro
  • Patent number: 6609773
    Abstract: A storage apparatus (10) comprising a plurality of first storage compartments (26) which are rotatably mounted around a substantially vertical shaft (14). The apparatus (10) being arranged such that the first compartments (26) are usually in a raised position, and a selective one of the first compartments (26) can be moved down the shaft (14) to bring the respective first compartment (26) to an accessible height. The apparatus (10) may also comprise one or more lower second storage compartments (16) which may define a space (18) into which the respective first compartment (26) can be slid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: William David Steadman
  • Patent number: 5660450
    Abstract: A computer desk comprises a desk leg, a desk top comprising a frame and a top board. The frame has two side rods and a cross rod. The top board is provided in the underside thereof with a receiving space in which the frame is secured. The top board is provided in one side of a front segment thereof with a keyboard receiving space and on another side with a flat plate space. The top board is provided in one side of a rear segment thereof with a screen receiving space and on another side with a main machine receiving recess. The desk top is fastened with the desk leg by the two side rods. Two support frames are fastened at the bottom ends thereof with two sides of the desk top. A placing board is fastened with the top ends of the support frames. The keyboard, the screen and the operating unit of the computer are located respectively in the keyboard receiving space, the screen receiving space and the main machine receiving recess. The printer is located on the placing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventor: Huei Mein Huang
  • Patent number: 4852500
    Abstract: An integrated computer implement work area has a rail typically in a wall panel for supporting an articulating arm and another rail for supporting one or more work surfaces. The articulating arm supports a video display terminal for movement toward and way from the rail as well as vertically with respect to the rail. The arm is also pivotably mounted to the rail. The work surfaces are mounted to another rail for lateral movement therealong and rotation about a vertical axis with respect thereto. One work surface mounts peripheral equipment platforms along a peripheral surface for sliding movement therealong. Concealed wiring chases house communication wiring between a central processing unit mounted in the wall panel and the video display terminal on the articulating arm; between the central processing unit and peripheral equipment, such as a keyboard, and a printer or a disk drive mounted to the peripheral equipment platforms on the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon B. Ryburg, Neil Goldberg
  • Patent number: 4817903
    Abstract: An arrangement for carrying horizontally and vertically adjustable data processing devices has two legs connected at the upper end with a horizontally arranged carrier for carrying and guiding a member which carries a data processing device by means of a column, wherein the legs have a fixed height and the member which carries a data processing device has a receptacle for the column which is vertically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Braehler, Heinz Rousek, Erwin Noll
  • Patent number: 4643104
    Abstract: A rotating stacked tray apparatus is disclosed which comprises a base, a lower tray which rotates on the base which accepts a shaft coaxially mounted on the lower tray, which such shaft is used to support one or more upper trays or shelves. The upper trays have central openings which fit around the central shaft. The upper shelves are supported by horizontal support slits in the central shaft and matching extending portion of each shelf. The apparatus in its preferred embodiment, is designed to be packaged unassembled in a flat package and to be assembled without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Svien Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 4637322
    Abstract: An adjustable work table is disclosed comprising a frame having spaced apart sides (6), a horizontal shaft (60) supported between the sides of the frame, and a table surface assembly (10) rotatively mounted to the shaft. Camming angular adjustment means (98, 110) is provided for rotating the table surface assembly into selective angular positions about the shaft. Vertically actuating scissor arms (44, 46) are further provided for moving the support shaft upward and downward whereby providing a vertical adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Hampshire, Hugh F. Groth, John M. Collins
  • Patent number: 4632349
    Abstract: This invention relates to a support assembly for supporting a control device such as a keyboard relative to a fixed support such as a bench or table which may support visual display apparatus. The support assembly includes support means such as a table top or desk top for supporting the control device and attachment means such as an attachment bracket for attachment of the support assembly to the fixed support.There is also included linkage means pivotally interconnecting each of the support means and attachment means. In the preferred form the linkage means includes an upper linkage arm and lower auxiliary support member forming a parallelogram linkage. There is also included fluid operated means for actuating movement of the linkage means whereby the support means may move in a direction spaced from the fixed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Anstey Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Anstey
  • Patent number: 4620489
    Abstract: An extendible merchandise shelving display embodies an elongated, stationary shelf support which extends laterally from and is connected to at least one vertical support. An elongated, movable shelf support extends alongside and is slidably connected to the stationary shelf support. The movable shelf support is adapted for sliding movement relative to the stationary shelf support selectively to an extended position spaced from the vertical support and to a retracted position adjacent the vertical support. Cooperating locking members are carried by the movable and stationary shelf supports in position to engage each other and limit sliding movement of the movable shelf support while in its extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: The Kent Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent J. Albano
  • Patent number: 4589351
    Abstract: A shelf apparatus comprising, a plurality of vertical supports, at least one shelf defining holes whereby the shelf may be slidably located on the vertical supports, two wedge clamps adaptable to at least partially fit within each hole whereby the shelf will press the wedge clamp against the vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventor: Norman H. Love
  • Patent number: 4542936
    Abstract: A doctor-patient seating arrangement as might for example be used by a chiropractor during examination of a patient's back is disclosed in a form having a single base or pedestal from which a pair of upright seat support members extend with each upright member providing a degree of vertical adjustability to its respective supported seat. The seats themselves are of the backless variety, i.e., stools with the patient's stool being swivelable centrally about its upright support member while the doctor's stool is supported on an obliquely extending arm so as to be movable in an arc around the other upright support member. The other upright support member is located near the patient's back so that the doctor may move in an arc about the patient examining the sides as well as the central portion of the patient's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: David M. Gafken
  • Patent number: 4515086
    Abstract: A work station for a word processor having a keyboard and a separate console, the work station having a planar work surface with a front opening therein in which a keyboard receiving front platform is adjustably mounted for both upward and downward movement and for tilting movement relative to the work surface, the work surface also having a rear opening therein in which a console mounting rear platform is mounted, the rear platform being movable vertically relative to the work surface and additionally provided with means permitting forward and rearward as well as rotational and tilting movement of the console, all of the controls for adjusting the positions of the keyboard and console being accessible to an operator from the front of the work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Hamilton Sorter Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Kwiecinski, Jon A. Yauger
  • Patent number: 4181037
    Abstract: Rotatable article supporting plates with cabinet doors attached mounted on a rotatable central supporting shaft, the shaft being suspended, at least partially, from a mechanism for adjusting the vertical alignment of the doors relative to the cabinet door frame. The mechanism may be biased to maintain the doors in a preferred rotational position, e.g. a closed door position relative to the door frame. The preferred rotational position of the mechanism may also be adjusted to rotationally align the doors in their closed door position in the door frame. The mechanism includes a cam gear disposed in a housing which rotates on a sawtooth track in response to the adjustment of a threaded member to raise or lower the shaft and doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Jones Plastic & Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Boon, R. Larry Jones, Naaman Shelton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4158997
    Abstract: A table suitable for many uses comprises a rectangular prismatic base having a vertical well located near one corner and a rectangular table top having near one corner a downwardly extending supporting post rotatably received in the well of the base and longitudinally slidable therein. A pin projecting inwardly in the well is engageable in a longitudinal slot in the top-supporting post and, when the table top is raised, is engageable with a lower end surface of the post to support the table top in raised position while permitting rotation of the table top relative to the base. The post also has a downward extension at the lower end of which there is provided a notched disc which is also engageable with the inwardly projecting pin of the well to support the table top rotatably at a third height. In another embodiment the base is larger and has wells at opposite sides to receive the supporting posts of four table tops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Inventor: Harry R. de Polo
  • Patent number: 4018438
    Abstract: An assembable jouncing apparatus having a pair of portable and adjustable stanchions selectively positionable in space relation and operative to support a board therebetween at selective distances from the ground or floor; each stanchion including a board supporting member operative to receive and transmit maximum vertical and minimal horizontal force components to the stanchions from the board as it is downwardly deflected therebetween. The board being loosely retained between the stanchions by removable devices secure at each end portion of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Inventor: James Shoger