Removably Mountable In Plural Positions Patents (Class 108/107)
  • Patent number: 10561038
    Abstract: An equipment rack, mounting break thereof, and associated methods. The bracket is secured to a frame assembly of the equipment rack by a releasable snap-fit connection. The snap-fit connection can maintain engagement of the bracket with abutments of the frame assembly and/or maintain mated connections of the bracket with the frame assembly. The brackets can be used to mount electrical power distribution units, cable baskets, or other equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Henry D. Jost, Richard M. Latino, Lorena E. Sandoval, Joseph Rau
  • Patent number: 10526140
    Abstract: A support structure is disclosed that allows additional weight to be supported. The support structure includes a shelf beam that includes a horizontal beam and a vertical bar. The vertical bar attaches to a vertical column using a fastening mechanism. In addition, the vertical bar includes a channel that corresponds to a protrusion on the vertical column. When the shelf beam and the vertical column are fastened to each other, the protrusion of the vertical column mates with the channel of the vertical bar of the shelf beam. As a result of the protrusion and the channel mating with each other, weight or pressure that is exerted on the horizontal beam is transferred, absorbed and/or supported by the support structure, thereby allowing additional weight to be supported by the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10413056
    Abstract: Shelving posts and shelving supports for use in adjustable shelving systems that reduce the space lost to the posts and shelf supports. The shelving posts do away with bulky RHS and SHS shaped posts with apertures formed therein and replace them with planar vertical member or members that are attached to one or more fins which extend perpendicularly from the planar vertical member or members. The fins provide structural support for supporting shelves and the goods that will be placed on them. The fins are orientated such that they sit between adjacent shelves. Shelf supports include flat planar shelf arms. The Shelf supports have a vertical stop which abuts a fin of the shelving post to provide additional support to the shelves. In addition, the shelf supports also have a perpendicular planar portion which also provides additional rigidity and strength to the shelf support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mills Display Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Green
  • Patent number: 10398224
    Abstract: A rack assembly has two support frames and at least one shelf that are secured to the support frames by connecting assemblies. Each connecting assembly comprises a well secured to a medial surface of each vertical tube of the support frame, and a hook that extends from each end of each shelf, with each hook having an opening extending therethrough. The connecting assembly also includes a connector that is seated inside each well, each connector having a top plate that has an elongated opening, the connector also having a body that is sized and configured to fit inside a well, the body defining two wings with a space between the wings, and wherein each wing has a bump positioned in the center of the inner surface of each wing that faces the space. Each hook is inserted through the elongated opening of a corresponding connector with the bump on each wing fitted inside the opening of the hook to retain the hook inside the body of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Seville Classics, Inc
    Inventor: Li-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 10306981
    Abstract: The mounting system include at least one first crossbar, at least one first horizontally-slideable bracket on the first crossbar, and a first support bracket and a second support bracket on ends of the first crossbar. The first and second support brackets are configured to attach the first crossbar to respective first and second vertical uprights of a consumer product display. The support brackets each include a major body, a first engaging structure and a second engaging structure on ends of the major body. The first and second engaging structures are configured to respectively connect to a front set of teeth and a back set of teeth positioned along a longitudinal length of each of the first and second vertical uprights. The method includes installing the mounting system on vertical uprights on the consumer product display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: James Buck, Greg Gannon, Dennis Polvere, Adam P. Kiteley
  • Patent number: 10299588
    Abstract: A modular frame with a U-shaped hook member includes multiple upright columns each having at least two faces of each of the multiple upright columns have multiple couples of first through hole and second through hole defined therein. Multiple horizontal columns are respectively connected to a corresponding one of the at least two faces of a corresponding one of the multiple upright columns. Two connecting blocks respectively mounted into a corresponding one of two opposite ends of the tube. Two U-shaped hook members are respectively mounted into a corresponding one of the two connecting blocks. Each U-shaped hook member includes a first hook and a second hook extending therefrom and respectively engaged to a lower portion of a corresponding on of the first through holes and the second through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiao Lai, Kuo-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 10286252
    Abstract: A rhythm fitness step apparatus includes a body and two leg bases. The body has an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the upper surface is installed with a platform thereon; both sides of the lower surface are formed with an installation space separately. The installation space has a plurality of slots and a plurality of dodge slots concavely and alternately installed therein, wherein the concave depth of the slot and the concave depth of the dodge slot are different so that the depth of the dodge slot is greater than the depth of the slot in design. The leg base has a plate body. The lower surface of the plate body is installed with a cushion pad; the upper surface of the plate body has a plurality of first supporting blocks and a plurality of second supporting blocks protruding therefrom alternately and corresponding to the configuration layout of the slots and the dodge slots of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CHIA LIN SPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10161432
    Abstract: A spreading connector for connecting two furniture parts, including a built-in pot having a pot bottom, the pot being pressable, pot bottom first, into a housing bore of a first of the furniture parts. The pot further has a hollow-cylindrical pot wall that has a wall opening and at least one spreading tab that is cut free in the hollow-cylindrical pot wall and is pivotable about an axis running tangentially to the hollow-cylindrical pot wall. A tightening element is rotatably mounted inside the built-in pot for tightening a fastening bolt of a second of the furniture parts which passes through the wall opening. The tightening element has an outer eccentric surface for spreading the at least one spreading tab. The at least one spreading tab has a free tab end that extends in an axial direction away from the pot bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HÄFELE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunter Nitschmann
  • Patent number: 10058174
    Abstract: A shelf structure may comprise four vertical posts, a plurality of spacers, a plurality of connecting tubes and at least two shelf boards. Each of the vertical posts has a plurality of peripheral grooves separated with the same interval and sequentially formed on a surface thereof, and each of spacers comprises two arc pieces which are configured to fit together to secure the spacer on the vertical post. When an additional shelf board is needed, a user can directly mount the spacers and connecting tubes respectively on the four vertical posts to enable the additional shelf board to be assembled between the vertical posts, thereby achieving the quick-assembly effect. Moreover, the connecting tube has two engaging slots which enables an additional shelf board to be directly assembled and extended from a side of the shelf when cooperating with additional vertical posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Malzine Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Pao-Hsun Tang
  • Patent number: 10058172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shelf system comprising a rear wall, props, shelves that are arranged on the rear wall by means of brackets, and a base. The invention wherein each prop is formed by a vertical front column and a vertical rear column and in that the rear wall is stationarily arranged between the two columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Ralph Staib
  • Patent number: 10011989
    Abstract: Composite building panels and a method for manufacturing a composite building panel are disclosed. A preferred embodiment of a composite building panel comprises a cold rolled steel frame and at least one reinforcing stud. The stud of the preferred embodiment is located within the space defined by the frame and coupled to the frame at the stud's base. The exemplary stud comprises two flanges extending from the base. The flanges of the preferred stud each have a lip at an end distal to the base bent toward each other. Experiments show that the lips on the flanges of the reinforcing studs significantly increase the structural strength of a composite building panel. An alternate preferred embodiment of another composite building panel comprises two boards and at least one reinforcing stud. The exemplary boards face opposite directions, are coupled to each other, and form a space between the two boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Wanessa Sue Pence
  • Patent number: 10001154
    Abstract: A connecting structure for a barbecue grill contains: a grilling device, a base, and plural coupling assemblies for connecting the base. The base including a first side plate, a second side plate, a bottom plate, a back plate, a front door, and a pull bar. Each coupling assembly includes a holder and a positioning piece, the holder has a joining element, and the joining element has a circular head portion and a circular extension. The positioning piece has a groove with a wide area and a narrow area, and the bottom plate also has an orifice, the second side plate has an aperture to correspond to the orifice. The front door has another aperture formed on a top edge of a right side thereof and has another orifice formed on a bottom edge of the right side thereof, such that two shafts are connected with another aperture and another orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: REVOACE INC.
    Inventor: Shu-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 9949406
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and a customizable side air dam kit. The frame structure includes a front frame, a rear frame, front-to-back frame members connecting corners of the front and rear frames together, reinforced bracket structures located near ends of the cross members, and extruded horizontal mounting rails parallel to, but inward from, the front-to-back frame members. The ends of the horizontal mounting rails are connected to the reinforced bracket structures. Panels are installed in longitudinal slots in the front-to-back frame members and horizontal mounting rails, each of which is extruded. The customizable side air dam kit includes a framework of horizontal and vertical frame pieces, adapted to connect to the frame structure, and a customizable air dam panel supported by the framework. A plurality of the frame pieces are provided to an installer for use in constructing the framework to fit the specific frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 9879421
    Abstract: A fire-resistance angle piece and related assemblies include at least one multi-layer portion, which can provide an insulation space and/or a sacrificial layer of the angle piece. The angle piece can comprise vent openings to a space between adjacent layers of the angle piece. In some configurations, adjacent layers of the angle piece can be sealed to one another, such as along an edge portion that can be opposite the vent openings (if present) and/or a fold of the angle piece or other closed end that creates adjacent layers. Intumescent may or may not be included on the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Don A. Pilz
  • Patent number: 9867464
    Abstract: A shelf locator insert includes an insertable portion including a leg member and a head portion located over the leg member. A tacky layer is located on the head portion. An engagement fin is provided along the leg member. The insertable portion is configured to be received within a channel of a shelf support bracket such that the engagement fin interfaces with an interior wall of the shelf support bracket to friction fit the shelf locator insert in the shelf support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Organized Living, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kokenge
  • Patent number: 9833066
    Abstract: A rack assembly has two support frames and at least one shelf that are secured to the support frames by connecting assemblies. Each connecting assembly comprises a well secured to a medial surface of each vertical tube of the support frame, and a hook that extends from each end of each shelf, with each hook having an opening extending therethrough. The connecting assembly also includes a connector that is seated inside each well, each connector having a top plate that has an elongated opening, the connector also having a body that is sized and configured to fit inside a well, the body defining two wings with a space between the wings, and wherein each wing has a bump positioned in the center of the inner surface of each wing that faces the space. Each hook is inserted through the elongated opening of a corresponding connector with the bump on each wing fitted inside the opening of the hook to retain the hook inside the body of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seville Classics, Inc.
    Inventor: Li-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 9730530
    Abstract: A wire grid security enclosure with heavy duty latch mechanism is utilized to secure contents while allowing viewing of the contents within. The enclosure includes a base mount onto which a lateral wall is positioned. The enclosure includes an upper panel that closes the top portion of the lateral wall as well as a first door and a second door that are opened to gain access to the enclosure. The first door and the second door are prevented from opening by a first hooked rod and a second hooked rod. The first hooked rod and the second hooked rod are removably engaged to the upper panel as well as to the first door and the second door. The first hooked rod and the second hooked rod connect via a first locking tab and a second locking tab that are positioned on the first hooked rod and the second hooked rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jon R Marler, John L Earnest
  • Patent number: 9700137
    Abstract: A one piece wire shelf extension for expanding the depth of an existing wire shelf whose front face is defined by a front support wire and a spaced support wire, the wire shelf extension having support wires and, perpendicular thereto, stringer wires wherein at least two of the stringer wires have extended segments that bend at a 90° angle relative to the plane of the support and stringer wires said extended segments adapted to engage the front and spaced support wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Norman Davis
  • Patent number: 9545936
    Abstract: A cleaning cart is provided that includes a base, a plurality of wheels and a storage region depending from the base, and a bucket restraining device. The base has a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front wall, the base having at least one portion configured to receive a bucket thereon. The bucket restraining device has a lateral restraining wall and a rear restraining wall that cooperate to define a first restraining region and a second restraining region. The first restraining region is defined by the first side wall, the front wall, the lateral restraining wall, and a portion of the rear restraining wall. The second restraining region is defined by the second side wall, the front wall, the lateral restraining wall, and a different portion of rear restraining wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: UNGER MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Adams, Raymond E. Clepper, Joseph K. Patterson
  • Patent number: 9539677
    Abstract: A wire chafing stand consisting of an upper rim composed of wire rod steel in a closed geometrical configuration having two lateral sides and two longitudinal sides adapted for placement of a chafer containing a food product, a lower rim of wire rod steel spaced apart from the upper rim and a plurality of straight wire legs arranged in pairs extending upright between the upper and lower rims with each pair of wire legs affixed to a lateral side of the upper rim on opposite sides thereof and with each wire leg in each pair disposed in close proximity to the longitudinal side of the upper rim adjacent thereto for forming a gap between the point of attachment of the wire leg and the centerline of the longitudinal side of the upper rim adjacent thereto of less than about 1¼? in dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Robert John Skvorecz
  • Patent number: 9526375
    Abstract: A connecting structure for a barbecue grill contains: a body and a holding mount. The holding mount includes a first side plate, a second side plate, a third side plate, a fourth side plate, and a pull bar. Each of the first and second side plates has a plurality of connecting elements, and each connecting element has a head portion and an extension, the third side plate has multiple first retaining slots, and the fourth side plate has multiple second retaining slots. Each first retaining slot has a first notch and a second notch, the pull bar has two positioning pieces which correspond to the first side plate and the second side plate, respectively. Each positioning piece has a connection groove which has a wide section and a narrow section, a diameter of which is less than the wide section and within the head portion and the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: REVOACE INC.
    Inventor: Shu-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 9468294
    Abstract: A structure of expandable corrugated storage shelf system includes a support frame and coupling sleeves or retention plates, or coupling sleeves and retention plates, arranged at side surfaces of the support frame. The coupling sleeves each have an outer surface on which symmetrically arranged engagement slots are formed and convergent, through sloping, in a downward direction. The retention plates each have a curved configuration are convergent, through sloping, in the downward direction. To assemble, the coupling sleeves of a plurality of support frames are respectively fit to fixed rods to receive the retention plates of an adjacent one of the support frames to fit into the engagement slots of the coupling sleeves thereby connecting the plurality of support frames together in a side by side manner or forming a corner configuration and expansion of the storage shelf being made easy and being tidy and organized after being connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BESTMATE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Huan Fu
  • Patent number: 9386847
    Abstract: A mounting system is described that may be used to removably and adjustably engage or affix shelves, bins, drawers, drawer-slides, etc. to shelving systems, cabinets, closets, walls, etc. The mounting system includes supports, which define engaging openings. The shelves, bins, drawers, drawer-slides, etc. are fitted with studs that secure to the engaging openings to hold the shelves, bins, drawers, drawer-slides, etc. in place with respect to the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: AUSTIN HARDWARE AND SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Steven Jeffries
  • Patent number: 9380869
    Abstract: A storage shelf includes a secure sleeve and a bracket that the secure sleeve is in a hollow cylinder shape with an outer circumference on which two symmetrical slots, constructed by L-shape elements, in a downward and skewed taper shape, are provided. A buckling piece, of a curve and in a downward and skewed taper shape, is provided at four corners of the bracket respectively. After assembling the multiply secure sleeves to a support tube, the buckling piece of the bracket is inserted into one slot of the secure sleeve so as to firmly position the bracket to the support tube for constituting a unity storage shelf. The other slot of the secure sleeve can be engaged by the buckling piece of the other bracket to extend multiply storage shelf in a parallel arrangement for achieving convenience for both assembly and extension in an orderly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BESTMATE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Huan Fu
  • Patent number: 9370242
    Abstract: A shelf unit having at least one metal shelf having at least one through hole, at least one upright made of plastic and comprising at least one male connecting end and at least one female connecting end, coupling with the male connecting end, and at least one plastic insert exhibiting at least one through hole provided with means for engagement with the upright, the first and second parts of the upright can be slipped into the hole of the insert from opposite sides thereof so as to connect them to each other, the insert interlocking in one end of the shelf in which the hole in the insert is aligned with the hole in the shelf and the engagement means can be tightly fastened between the female connecting end and the male connecting end when the first and second parts of the upright are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: TERRY STORE-AGE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Guizzardi
  • Patent number: 9357840
    Abstract: A shelving apparatus includes a frame structure formed with vertical members and horizontal members and a shelf adjustable between positions and supported, at each position, by the vertical members. The vertical members and horizontal members define a volume therebetween, and each of the vertical members include notches formed on a vertical surface of the vertical member. The shelf includes a frame; a product surface coupled with the frame; a first rod coupled to the frame and insertable into at least a portion of a respective notch of one of the vertical members; and a second rod coupled to the frame and insertable into at least a portion of a respective notch of another of the vertical members. The second rod is forcibly biased, by a biasing member coupled with the frame, against at least one of the vertical members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ADCO Industries—Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Raymond E. Davis
  • Patent number: 9351427
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and a customizable side air dam kit. The frame structure includes a front frame, a rear frame, front-to-back frame members connecting corners of the front and rear frames together, reinforced bracket structures located near ends of the cross members, and extruded horizontal mounting rails parallel to, but inward from, the front-to-back frame members. The ends of the horizontal mounting rails are connected to the reinforced bracket structures. Panels are installed in longitudinal slots in the front-to-back frame members and horizontal mounting rails, each of which is extruded. The customizable side air dam kit includes a framework of horizontal and vertical frame pieces, adapted to connect to the frame structure, and a customizable air dam panel supported by the framework. A plurality of the frame pieces are provided to an installer for use in constructing the framework to fit the specific frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 9314098
    Abstract: A sleeve for a shelving unit has two halves joined together to form two support tabs extending outward from opposing sides of the sleeve as the sleeve clamps around a post having grooves into which a rib on the sleeve fits to hold the parts relative to the post. The support tabs have a retaining flange offset from the sleeve. A first collar part fastened to a shelf fits over half the sleeve and fits into that offset so that a slot in the first collar part fits over one of the support tabs to clamp them to the post and support the first collar part and shelf. The retaining flange keeps the collar part from moving off the support tab. A second collar part with a second slot may fit over the other support tabs to support a second shelf or to further clamp the sleeve to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Patent number: 9273822
    Abstract: A height adjustable support apparatus suitable for notebook computer drop test is provided. The support apparatus includes a frame unit and a plank unit. The frame unit has a plurality of mortises vertically incrementally arranged at a lateral adjoining edge of a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface thereof. The plank unit includes a support portion and a tenon extending from the support portion configured to be insertable into one of the mortises through the first lateral surface. The support portion is configured to protrude from the second lateral surface upon insertion. The support portion incorporates a biased height arrangement that provides higher degree of height adjustment variation through different insertion orientations, and allows two plank units to be arranged in a vertically adjacent configuration to structurally abut against each other, thereby enhancing structural integrity of the support portion and increasing the load carrying capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Heng-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 9273709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are furniture connection systems for connecting modular furniture components while disguising the connections between components. In some embodiments, a first furniture component is coupled to a second furniture component via a removable bracket, the bracket being secured to the second furniture component via a fastener extending through an opening in the bracket into an attachment hole in the second furniture components. In these embodiments, the furniture connection system further includes a button element having a head and a shank. When the bracket and fastener are removed, the shank of the button element is inserted into the attachment hole causing the head of the button element to cover the attachment hole, thereby disguising the presence of the attachment hole in the second furniture component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: OFS Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Donn B. Mehringer, Rick L. Rademacher, Tommy K. Owens, Doug Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9266547
    Abstract: A utility cart has four corner posts arranged in rectangular pattern and at least one lower shelf including a recess in the push side edge and a top shelf that, instead of the recess, includes a handle. The other three sides of each of the shelves are substantially the same size and extend beyond the corner posts. The bottom of each of the shelves may include a wagon wheel structure in each corner which secures and supports the corner posts of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Metro Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Schumaker, Wilhelm Heinrich, Robert Kaluzavich
  • Patent number: 9254036
    Abstract: An expandable frame structure includes at least one set of a transverse plate assembly and at least two vertical frames. Each set of the transverse plate assembly includes at least two transverse plate parts. Each transverse plate part includes a quarter circular arc edge and two side edges spaced and spreading out from each other with 90 degrees in angles. Two lower hook fixing parts extend downward from two side edges, respectively. Each of the vertical frames includes a pair of vertical frame parts and at least two horizontal frame parts. So, each of the transverse plate parts is placed and installed onto the horizontal frame parts of the two vertical frames. The lower hook fixing part is inserted into and engages with the horizontal frame part to form the expandable frame structure. The advantages and effects are easy to assemble and flexible for structural assembling styles, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HER SHENG CHANG INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Te Yang
  • Patent number: 9226601
    Abstract: A mountable article retaining system for retaining articles in a storage mode or a display mode is provided and includes a grid layout having an open wire grid and a plurality of corner assemblies secured to the open wire grid. The open wire grid has a rectilinear substantially planar suspension engagement area. The mountable article retaining system also includes a liaison component, the liaison component being securable to an external structure on which the grid layout is to be mounted and the liaison component being operable to maintain the grid layout relative to the external structure such that the rectilinear substantially planar suspension engagement area of the grid layout has a non-horizontal slope with at least one corner assembly being higher than another given corner assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Scott D. Maurer
  • Patent number: 9167915
    Abstract: A commodity shelving system includes pillars, shelves and a fixing mechanism for fixing the shelves to the pillars, wherein the fixing mechanism has a plurality of pillar clamps and locking pieces having an amount corresponding to that of the pillar clamps; and the locking pieces are arranged at corners of the shelves. Each of the pillar clamps includes a left fastener and a right fastener mutually coupleable by a snap fit structure and respectively provided with a semicircular groove matched with the pillar and a protruded portion arranged at an outside of an end edge of the semicircular groove; and each of the locking pieces is provided with a clamping portion for coupling with the protruded portion of the pillar clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Chun Piu Lau
  • Patent number: 9010703
    Abstract: A kit for mounting one or more appliances on a pole, the kit comprising a central ring for being mounted around a pole and having a through-hole, a fitting surface and a support surface, and a carrier having a base part and at least one support arm extending from said base part for supporting one or more appliances, wherein said base part is adapted to be fitted on said support surface and has a through-hole adapted for being fitted around said fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acronimus Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tresserras Picas, Javier Viñas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • Patent number: 9004300
    Abstract: A display rack and display rack shelf. The display rack includes a frame which supports one or more of the shelves. The frame has first, second and lateral sides and defines a plurality of vertically-spaced pairs of horizontally-aligned apertures. The shelf includes first and second end portions. The first end portion includes a movable support element with a single piece cross member and a pair of movable engagers at opposite lateral sides of the shelf for engagement with a selected pair of apertures along the first or second sides of the frame. The single-piece cross member and each movable engager of the movable support element is slidable toward and, alternatively, away from the second end and is rotatable about a corresponding axis to permit setting of the angular position of the shelf. The second end portion side is configured for pivotal engagement with one of the front and rear sides of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Chicago Display Company
    Inventor: Jordan Morrell
  • Patent number: 8776414
    Abstract: A media display assembly comprises a support and a sign holder. The support defines a substantially vertical section, a substantially horizontal section, and a bent transition section extending between the substantially vertical section and the substantially horizontal section. The support is formed in a substantially L-shape. The sign holder includes a first panel and a second panel sized substantially identically to the first panel. The first panel and the second panel are coupled to one another along a closed edge of the sign holder and define a slot therebetween them for receiving a sign. The second panel of the sign holder is coupled to the substantially vertical section of the support on a side of the substantially vertical section opposite the substantially horizontal section. The second panel of the sign holder extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to the substantially horizontal section of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Amy M. Bacskai, Robert G. Logan, David Cheney
  • Patent number: 8721014
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a shelf having one end supported by a protruded end and an other end fixed to a shelf mounting member to more stably mount the shelf. Also, a structure for mounting the shelf is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Changwoan Yang
  • Patent number: 8651300
    Abstract: A sectional rack includes at least four vertical supports, at least two shelves, and a plurality of clamping members. Each vertical support includes two laterally juxtaposed left and right posts, and a plurality of connecting members connected to between the two posts. Each clamping member defines a vertically extended receiving recess, which has two wing portions formed at two ends of an open side thereof, and is sized for one post of the vertical support to partially set therein, allowing the clamping member to assemble to the vertical support. The shelves are respectively provided at four corners with an outward-opened C-shaped clamping member each for tightly fitting around and thereby pushing the two wing portions of the clamping member toward each other to firmly clamp the post in the receiving recess, so that the four corners of the shelves are firmly connected to the posts of the four vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Protrend Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Chen
  • Publication number: 20130008356
    Abstract: The modular folding table includes a collapsible truss framework that supports a folding table top and a folding utility shelf, and includes legs that can be connected horizontally or vertically to the legs of one or more similar modular folding tables, to provide desired table and shelf space with a structure that is foldable, strong and stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mark C. Carter
  • Patent number: 8308243
    Abstract: An accessory for a chair having two or more front legs, for use in cooperation with at least one of the front legs of the chair and for providing a good platform for a person's foot or feet while sitting in the chair working on motor skills, the accessory comprising one or more board items comprising one or more board-like items, including planks, of various thicknesses having on or in each item at least one restraining device having one or more chair-leg contacting surfaces that will prevent a child, while sitting in the chair, from moving the board-like item out of its functional place with his feet. The chair accessory is used with a chair including a child's chair to provide a foot rest when the chair occupant's legs are too short to allow the occupant's feet to reach the floor to provide stability necessary to permit more advanced fine motor development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Renee Stoffer
  • Patent number: 8286564
    Abstract: A shelf support system including a collet lock for engaging a hole in the shelf post for arresting downward movement of a shelf support collar on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Cycle Corporation
    Inventors: Philip J. Karl, Errol Drew
  • Patent number: 8172344
    Abstract: A safety cabinet includes an enclosure defining an opening and a door rotatably attached to the enclosure. The door is movable between an open position and a closed position, the door configured to selectively cover the enclosure when in the closed position. The safety cabinet comprises a spill-sloped shelf for directing fluid into a sump area of the cabinet and preventing damage to objects in the safety cabinet or harm to users of the safety cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Eyer, Patrick A. Malone
  • Patent number: 8123314
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a door having a pair of lateral spaced supports on an inside of the door, and a height-adjustable door storage compartment removably securable via a snap-in structure to the inside of the door at locations between the pair of supports at a plurality of different heights, and a support having a vertically extending guide compatibly configured with a corresponding portion of the door storage compartment. The vertically extending guide and the corresponding portion of the door storage compartment engaging one another for orienting the door storage compartment relative to the door in an installed position of the door storage compartment on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Becke
  • Patent number: 8123300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chair accessory comprising one or more board-like items, including planks, of various thicknesses having on or in each item at least one restraining device having one or more chair-leg contacting surfaces that will prevent a child, while sitting in the chair, from moving the board-like item out of its functional place with his feet. The chair accessory is used with a chair including a child's chair to provide a foot rest when the chair occupant's legs are too short to allow the occupant's feet to reach the floor to provide stability necessary to permit more advanced fine motor development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Renee Stoffer
  • Patent number: 8113678
    Abstract: A retail shelving assembly comprises a plurality of upright posts, each post having upper and lower portions. At least one horizontally disposed shelf if releasably and adjustably connected to the posts. At least some of the posts comprise transparent light transmitting material, and a light source is associated with those posts for illuminating the posts to thereby produce a decorative and eye catching affect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Metal Masters Foodservice Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard K. Babcock, Kenneth S. Christianson
  • Patent number: 8109216
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing fluid containing bags comprising a shelf having a bag-supporting surface, and a pair of laterally extending projections. The device includes a pair of opposed sidewalls each comprising an inner surface, and a longitudinal groove for receiving one of said projections. The groove is disposed in the inner surface. A first support for supporting one of the projections in a first shelf position is disposed within the groove, and a second support for supporting one of the projections in a second shelf position is disposed within the groove. The shelf is disposed between the sidewalls such that each of the projections is disposed within a corresponding groove. The shelf is movable from the first shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding first support and the second shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Mirna Nono, Fadi Nono
  • Patent number: 7992731
    Abstract: A shelving unit comprises a plurality of upright support posts and shelves having multiple corners with multi-component corner structure at each corner of the shelf for releasably connecting the shelf to the posts. Each corner structure comprises a two piece base segment and a substantially frictionless outside interlocking segment. The two piece base segment includes a housing fixedly connected to a shelf corner and a substantially frictionless inner liner within the housing. The outside interconnecting segment includes outwardly extending flanges that engage vertically oriented opposed undercut slots on the inner liner to facilitate interconnection of the base and interlocking segments. Both segments include partial frusto conical surface portions that engage a frusto conical clamping sleeve on the support posts to facilitate releasable connection of the shelf to the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Metal Masters Foodservice Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Larry N. Mcallister, Kenneth S. Christianson
  • Patent number: 7971943
    Abstract: A food storage device for storing a food product, a shelf positioned at least partially within the housing, and a coupling assembly coupling the shelf to the housing and adjustable (e.g., infinitely) to position the shelf in one of a plurality of different angles relative to the housing. Preferably, the housing comprises a frame creating a surface coupled to the coupling assembly, and a translucent panel coupled to the frame to facilitate viewing food product positioned in the housing. In one embodiment, the coupling assembly comprises a magnetic assembly including a magnet secured to the shelf and magnetically coupled to the housing. Preferably, the magnetic assembly further comprises a magnet holder secured to the shelf, wherein the magnet is secured to the holder. In this embodiment, the magnet can be secured to the magnet holder by an intermediate material (e.g., plastic) positioned between the magnet and the magnet holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hatco Corporation
    Inventor: John F. Quella
  • Patent number: 7762410
    Abstract: A modular display rack capable of multi-unit stacking and simultaneously accommodating trays in either a gravitational-feed orientation or a non-gravitational-feed orientation. A preferred embodiment comprises: a first tray and a second tray, wherein each one of said trays comprises a left tray panel, a right tray panel, a front tray panel, a rear tray panel, and a bottom tray panel; a first pillar, a second pillar, and a third pillar; wherein the second tray is aligned above the first tray, and the first and second trays are spaced apart and secured in their relative positions by shared attachment to the first, second, and third pillars such that: the first pillar is adjacent to the trays' left tray panels; the second pillar is adjacent to the trays' right tray panels; and the third pillar is adjacent to the trays' rear tray panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Sabritas, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventors: Maria Alejandra Noble Colin, Juan Manuel Avila Barriga