Cantilever Support Patents (Class 108/108)
  • Patent number: 10806251
    Abstract: A shelving unit includes front and rear shelf supporting beams, each beam including an upper shelf supporting flange that defines a shelf seat and a lower flange spaced from the upper flange, a shelf configured to be positioned in the seat defined by the front and rear shelf support beams, and at least one tie clip configured to be connected to the shelving unit between the shelf and the lower flange of at least one of the front and rear shelf supporting beams. A method of assembling a shelving unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Liss, Anthony J. Troyner, Jeff Lamber, Mitchell E. Bianchin
  • Patent number: 10742049
    Abstract: A charging locker includes a frame, and a plurality of modular shelf units. Each modular shelf unit having an integral floor, at least one side wall, and a back wall. The plurality of modular shelf units are configured to extend vertically above one another to form a stack of modular shelf units in which the side walls and back walls of the plurality of modular shelf units form nearly contiguous first and second surfaces. A plurality of tabs on corners of each of the modular shelf units are provided to be received in notches in the frame to support the modular shelf units relative to the frame. A plurality of electrical receptacles are also provided. At least one electrical receptacle is accessible from within each of the modular shelf units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Maguire, Caleb Durante, Mike Dombrowski
  • Patent number: 10690402
    Abstract: A shelf assembly includes a rotating hinge body rotatably coupled to a stationary hinge body, and a shelf fixed to the rotating hinge body that is rotatable with the rotating hinge body relative to the stationary hinge body about a rotational axis. The shelf is rotatable between first and second positions. Moreover, the shelf assembly includes a cam assembly configured to inhibit rotation of the shelf between its first and second positions. The cam assembly includes a cam fixed to one of the stationary hinge body and rotating hinge body, a cam follower movably attached to the other of the stationary hinge body and rotating hinge body, and a biasing member that biases the cam follower into engagement with the cam. The rotatable shelf includes a glass panel having an upper surface with a plurality of edge portions. At least one of the edge portions is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Roesch, Cory Dale Simpson
  • Patent number: 10520245
    Abstract: A home appliance device with improved characteristics regarding a user's convenience, in particular a chiller home appliance device, includes at least one holding unit configured to at least partly hold at least one first shelf and at least one second shelf. The holding unit is configured to hold the first shelf next to the second shelf with respect to at least one width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Serdar Akca, Ziya Arslankiray, Emre Emek, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10495376
    Abstract: A shelf assembly includes a rotating hinge body rotatably coupled to a stationary hinge body, and a shelf fixed to the rotating hinge body that is rotatable with the rotating hinge body relative to the stationary hinge body about a rotational axis. The shelf is rotatable between first and second positions. Moreover, the shelf assembly includes a cam assembly configured to inhibit rotation of the shelf between its first and second positions. The cam assembly includes a cam fixed to one of the stationary hinge body and rotating hinge body, a cam follower movably attached to the other of the stationary hinge body and rotating hinge body, and a biasing member that biases the cam follower into engagement with the cam. The rotatable shelf includes a glass panel having an upper surface with a plurality of edge portions. At least one of the edge portions is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Roesch, Cory Dale Simpson
  • Patent number: 10470565
    Abstract: A shelving unit adapted for attachment to a vertical surface has a plurality of square cross-section tubes that are to be attached vertically the surface. The tubes have slots arranged in horizontal pairs in vertically spaced relation along the length of the tubes. Fitted into the slots are L-shaped steel plates having first and second legs. The first legs are pivotally mounted within the tubes to swing through the slots. A stop is provided causing the second leg to extend perpendicularly to a front side of the square tubes. Sandwiched between the second legs of each adjacent pair of plates are shelf supports for rectangular shelves. The pivotal mount of the plate pairs allows a shelf to be shifted from a horizontal and vertical disposition. Spring latches attached to the tubes serve to releasably secure the shelves in their vertical disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ROM ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Avraham Y. Levi
  • Patent number: 10451823
    Abstract: A laser module service shelf is generally presented. In some embodiments, a laser system includes a rack including a stack of slots to support a plurality of laser modules in first positions within the rack, wherein the rack comprises a pair of struts extending at opposite sides of an opening in the rack through which the laser modules may pass, and a module service shelf attachable to the struts to support a weight of one of the laser modules in a second position that is cantilevered from the rack in alignment with the opening and one of the slots, wherein the module service shelf comprises a plurality of detachable sections. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Emery, Rodney Stephens, Eric Martin, Jeremy Young, Shelly Lin
  • Patent number: 10415873
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance including a compartment within the refrigerator appliance, a liner defining a rear wall of the compartment, a first vertical support rail attached to the rear wall, a second vertical support rail attached to the rear wall wherein the second vertical support rail is offset in a generally horizontal direction from the first vertical support rail, and a cover. The cover is attachable to the liner and includes a vertical slot extending therethrough and configured to align with and allow access to one of the first vertical support rail and the second vertical support rail when the cover is attached to the liner, while a portion of the cover is positioned over and prevents access to the other of the first vertical support rail and the second vertical support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Josh Hanson
  • Patent number: 10398226
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes a bracket, a mounting member, a supporting member, and a fixing member. The mounting member and the supporting member are mounted on the bracket. The supporting member includes a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion. The first supporting portion is larger in size than the second supporting portion. A mounting hole communicates with the first supporting portion and the second supporting portion. A portion of the fixing member can be mounted to the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chi-Chih Chou, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10396574
    Abstract: A charging locker includes a frame, and a plurality of modular shelf units. Each modular shelf unit having an integral floor, at least one side wall, and a back wall. The plurality of modular shelf units are configured to extend vertically above one another to form a stack of modular shelf units in which the side walls and back walls of the plurality of modular shelf units form nearly contiguous first and second surfaces. A plurality of tabs on corners of each of the modular shelf units are provided to be received in notches in the frame to support the modular shelf units relative to the frame. A plurality of electrical receptacles are also provided. At least one electrical receptacle is accessible from within each of the modular shelf units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Maguire, Caleb Durante, Mike Dombrowski
  • Patent number: 10356938
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting a rail to a rack post, includes a rail and a slidable unit. The slidable unit includes a first member and a second member, and three rivets connected the slidable unit to the rail. The first member includes multiple slots, and the second member includes multiple snapping holes. The first member includes a bent portion which has guide pillars to be inserted into through holes of the bracket of the rail. The slidable unit is slidable along the slots and the snapping holes relative to the rivets. A tongue extends from one inner end of each snapping hole so as to contact the rivet to lock the slidable unit relative to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kunshan Lemtech Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10351342
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage rack for accommodating cuboid-shaped piece goods such as loaded standard pallets or standard containers, comprising front and rear vertical support elements (1, 4), storage lanes extending over the rack depth, which are provided with at least two horizontal profiled supporting elements (10), which are arranged parallel to each other, in order to provide supports (11) for the piece goods, and stop elements (7) at the ends of the storage lanes facing away from the placement-into-storage and removal-from-storage ends, wherein the stop elements (7) are located at a level above the level of the supports (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEDCON B.V.
    Inventors: Edwin Rauwerdink, Mark Assink, Jan Willem Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10334970
    Abstract: The mounting system includes at least one first crossbar with a first end cavity and a second end cavity, and a first support bracket insertable into the first end cavity of the first crossbar. The first support bracket includes a first engaging structure, a second support bracket insertable into the second end cavity of the first crossbar. The second support bracket includes a second engaging structure, the first and second engaging structures configured to attach to respective first and second columns of a consumer product display. More than one vertical upright is connectable to the at least one first crossbar, where the more than one vertical upright includes a third engaging structure. The method includes connecting the vertical uprights to the crossbars, inserting support brackets in the first crossbar, attaching the support brackets to a column of a consumer product display and connecting shelves to the vertical uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: James Buck, Mike Detenber, Dathan Zang, Adam P. Kiteley
  • Patent number: 10247467
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a cabinet disposed at a storage compartment, a door hinged to the cabinet and configured to open and close at least a portion of the storage compartment, the door including an outer door defining a front appearance of the door, a door dike defining a rear appearance of the door, and an inner space located between the outer door and the door dike, a moving frame configured to move vertically with respect to the door dike, the moving frame including a supporter configured to extend from the door dike to the inner space, and a rail embedded in the inner space configured to support the supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jaehun Jung
  • Patent number: 10243505
    Abstract: A framed PV module rooftop and ballasted ground mount racking system by which the mounting structure also functions as a wire management system and operates as an electrical raceway that includes a plurality of North-South mounting structures, oriented in a North-South direction, each of the North-South mounting structures including a North-South open-air channel for receiving wires, and each of the North-South mounting structures configured for supporting a solar module at a selected tilt angle; a plurality of East-West mounting structures, oriented in an East-West direction, each of the East-West mounting structures including an East-West open-air channel for receiving wires, wherein the coupling of said North-South mounting structures to said East-West mounting structures forms a continuous, open-air, electrical raceway with intersections within an array for module connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RACEWAY RACKING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kurtz, Mark Kurtz
  • Patent number: 10209000
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement for refrigerators is provided, which allows better control and temperature maintenance for beverage cans, which facilitates access to them without having to open other cooling chamber of the refrigerator and also prevents an abrupt shift of the cans which can generate overflows of the liquid contents when opening them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CERVECERIA Y MALTERIA QUILMES S.A.I.C.A. Y G.
    Inventor: Diego Fabricio Basso
  • Patent number: 10161671
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly for a refrigerator appliance includes a rear bracket and a rack positioned on the rear bracket. A pinion gear is meshed with the rack. A shelf frame is slidably mounted to the rear bracket. The pinion gear is rotatably mounted to the shelf frame. An actuator is positioned on the shelf frame. A line couples the actuator to the pinion gear such that the pinion gear is rotatable with the actuator via the line. The shelf frame is configured to move along a vertical direction relative to the rear bracket when the pinion gear is rotated by the actuator via the line. A related refrigerator appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bagawathkumar Chellappan
  • Patent number: 10155479
    Abstract: Step apparatuses that removably couple to a door latch element (e.g., a U-shaped striker element) of a vehicle are described. A step apparatus may include a hook element that enables the step apparatus to hang from a door latch element in a vehicle door well. A step apparatus may also be able to extend through a door latch element such that the step apparatus may couple to the door latch element in an upright position. A step apparatus may include one or more than one step structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Moki Doorstep Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney Lewis
  • Patent number: 10139038
    Abstract: A fixture member includes: a pillar having a substantially horizontal sectional shape that is a U-shape; a plurality of chip portions fixed in the pillar; and an opening formed by a lower surface of one chip portion, an upper surface of another chip portion, and opposed inner side surfaces of the pillar. A support member is detachably attached to the opening. A receiving member is fixed to the support member. The chip portion has an upper slope surface, a first horizontal surface, and a lower slope surface. The support member has: a first contact surface to contact with the lower slope surface; a second contact surface to contact with the upper slope surface; a third contact surface to contact with the first horizontal surface; and a fourth contact surface and a fifth contact surface to contact with the opposed inner side surfaces of the fixture member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ONE BY ONE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuniharu Kohshima
  • Patent number: 10064488
    Abstract: A simple bracket system for hanging tools, garden equipment, shelves, or other items. The system consists of two primary elements, a horizontal board mounted to the wall or structure, and F-shaped brackets which mount to the board in a unique fashion while maintaining a degree of horizontal adjustability. Additional elements such as spacers and strengtheners can be added depending on usage needs. The design allows for a low-cost storage system to be quickly installed for basic storage needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy J Kunsch, Gregory W. Kunsch
  • Patent number: 10045616
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that provides a storage system designed to allow pickers to easily and efficiently pull products from all portions of the storage system from a single side of the storage system. The storage system includes a first storage rack that has a first plurality of columns and a first platform extending from one of the first plurality of columns. An outer edge of the first platform forms an end of the first storage rack. Positioned adjacent to the first storage rack is a second storage rack with a second plurality of columns and a second platform that extends from one of the second plurality of columns, where an outer edge of the second platform forms an end of the second storage rack. An aisle is formed by a predetermined distance between the outer edges of the first and second platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10051759
    Abstract: A server sliding rail assembly front bracket quick release structure includes a front bracket connected to an outer sliding rail of a server sliding rail assembly, a connecting seat connected to the front bracket, a plurality of sockets supported on respective coil springs in the connecting seat, a plurality of locating pins respectively inserted through the sockets and the coil springs, a swivel buckle pivotally connected to the front bracket and biasable to hook a hook plate thereof on a rack wall of a server rack after insertion of the sockets or locating pins into respective locating holes on the rack wall of the server, and a torsion spring with one side thereof stopped against the swivel buckle and an opposite side thereof stopped against the connecting seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GSLIDE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yung-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10021974
    Abstract: A closet storage system generally includes a hang rod, a back channel, first and second side brackets, first and second shelf trims, first and second end cups, a shelf supportable by the back channel and the first and second side brackets, and at least one support bracket. The back channel is mountable along a back wall of a closet. The first and second side brackets are mountable along sidewalls of the closet. The first end cup is configured to be coupled and/or supported generally between portions of the first shelf trim and the first side bracket. The second end cup is configured to be coupled and/or supported generally between portions of the second shelf trim and the second side bracket. The hang rod is supportable beneath the shelf when first and second end portions of the hang rod are supported by the respective first and second end cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Beuses, Thomas Jones, Ryan Bishop
  • Patent number: 9999303
    Abstract: The invention discloses a column-beam connecting assembly capable of being manually assembled, including connecting columns and connecting beams. The connecting column is formed with an arc channel along the axial direction. The arc channel opens to the surface of the column as a groove. A number of pairs of anchor slots are shaped on both sides of the groove, and the anchor slots of the same pair are at the same height. Mounting parts for snapping into the anchor slots are shaped on both sides of the connecting beam. Half T-shaped jointing heads are provided on the outer ends of said mounting pans for connecting to the arc channel, and said jointing heads are either in the shape of a column head matching the arc channel, or in the shape of a hook head. A frame structure assembled by the connecting parts is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Jianmin Tan
  • Patent number: 9814312
    Abstract: Television mounting devices that can be stand-alone wall mounted, wall mounted with furniture positioned in front, or attached/mounted to furniture, and that also accommodate differing types of television or other electronics and wires in an efficient and visually appealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin McGowan, Steve Wahrhaftig, Cory Neudeck
  • Patent number: 9808127
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a modular shower seat connected to a wall structure comprising a mounting base component, a connecting elongated component and a primary functional component. The mounting base component is fixed against a wall structure through a holding medium. The mounting base component comprises a vertical base plate. The vertical base plate comprises a plurality of fastener holes and a plurality of vertical slots. The connecting elongated component is attached to the mounting base component through a plurality of fastening medium. The connecting elongated component comprises a pair of vertical bases. Each vertical base is orthogonally fixed to the vertical base plate by fitting the vertically opposite brackets into the vertically opposite slots of the vertical base plate. The primary functional component is fixed over the connecting elongated component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Davis Holland Leichsenring
  • Patent number: 9804636
    Abstract: Docking platforms formed in one of the largest-surface-area surfaces of mobile electronic devices. Such a docking platform may comprise a docking accessory cavity having a docking connection system comprising one or more docking connectors formed within the cavity, and optionally two or more electrical contacts within the cavity, the contacts electrically connected to electronics within the electronic device and constructed and arranged to allow electrical connection to detachable docking accessories. The docking connection system is operable to form detachable attachments to multiple independent docking accessories simultaneously. The cavities of the docking platforms are shaped to accommodate a broad range of docking accessories that are specially adapted to sit in a generally flush manner with the back surface of the mobile electronic device while attached to the docking connectors. One type of accessory forms an assembly with an expandable accordion attached to the docking platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Altan Nahum
  • Patent number: 9782018
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a merchandise display system having a modular wall assembly configured to provide electrical power to one or more shelf assemblies. The wall assembly can include a vertically oriented back panel, a cross bar horizontally and detachably mounted to the back panel, a pair of vertical uprights and a top cap. The pair of vertical uprights can be detachably mounted to the cross bar with each of the vertical uprights having an electrically non-conductive portion and an electrically conductive portion. The electrically conductive portion can be electrically isolated from the cross bar by the electrically non-conductive portion. The top cap can be disposed along an upper edge of the back panel and in electrical contact with electrically conductive portion of each of the vertical uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventor: Sunshine Rae Hester-Redmond
  • Patent number: 9775433
    Abstract: A coupling member (1) includes a pair of support members (11a, 11b) that are linked at one end so that an opening is formed at the opposite end, and the back sides thereof are situated opposite to each other, and a pair of engagement holes (12a, 12b) that are respectively formed in the support members (11a, 11b) in the thickness direction so as to extend from the back sides, and are situated opposite to each other, the outer side (a to d) of each of the support members (11a, 11b) forming a tapered surface that gradually slopes outward in the downward direction. An assembly shelf utilizes the coupling member (1). The assembly shelf utilizes an L-shaped angle, and is configured so that a shelf board member is not provided with a protrusion, a tool is unnecessary during assembly, and a middle shelf board can be removed conditionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KAWAJUN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9723924
    Abstract: A bracket assembly includes a bracket and a positioning mechanism affixed to the bracket for mounting. The positioning mechanism includes a fixed block unit including a locating block and first mounting posts extended from the locating block, and a movable block unit including hollow second mounting posts of a different cross section relative to the first mounting posts and insertable through the locating block and movable relative to the fixed block between a forward position where the second mounting posts respectively protrude over the respective distal ends of the first mounting posts for fastening to respective mounting through holes of a support frame in a cabinet of a machine and a backward position where the second mounting posts are retracted and received inside the locating block to let the first mounting posts be exposed to the outside for fastening to respective mounting through holes of another design of support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Hsiang Chiu
  • Patent number: 9717331
    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: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Patent number: 9702614
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a cabinet having a storage compartment, a door pivotably mounted to the cabinet to open or close the storage compartment, and the door may include a first door defining a front surface of the door, a door liner coupled to a rear surface of the first door, a basket holder mounted in a mounting recess provided in the door liner, the basket holder having a protrusion that protrudes out from the mounting recess, and a rear panel attached to a rear surface of the door liner, the rear panel having a through-hole configured to allow passage of the protrusion, and a basket mounted to the protrusion of the basket holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kiyoung Lim
  • Patent number: 9683775
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include guide members mounted to a storage chamber, with each guide member including a vertical guide hole and a vertical guide groove. A shelf may be mounted to the guide members, to be vertically movable, and switch members mounted to the shelf, to be movable forwards and rearwards. Each switch member may include a body, and a protrusion protruding from the body, to be guided along the guide groove of the corresponding guide member. A rotating shaft may be mounted beneath the shelf, to be guided along the guide holes. Pinions may be provided at the rotating shaft. Rack gears may be vertically mounted to the guide members, to be coupled to the pinions. A connecting device may transmit a force to vertically move a front half portion of the shelf to a rear half portion of the shelf such that the shelf is vertically movable while being maintained in a horizontal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ayoung Choo, Jaeyoul Lee
  • Patent number: 9642456
    Abstract: A modular shelving system includes height-adjustable second vertical members that receive horizontal supports. Each second vertical member is supported by a first vertical member. Each combined first vertical member and second vertical member can be fastened together at different locations so the second vertical member can be positioned at different heights. The modular shelving may have a base to receive and stabilize the first vertical members. At the top of each second vertical member there may be an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism may be adjusted upward to be pressure fit against an upper stationary object such as a ceiling to help stabilize the modular shelving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn P. Cooper, Elijah H. Arons, Sanford O. Mouch, Douglas W. Watts, David D. Dohrenwend
  • Patent number: 9591932
    Abstract: A bracket and standard assembly comprises a standard having a plurality of spaced apart holes. A bracket comprises a support body having an elongated portion extending along a longitudinal axis. A connector end comprises at least one hook projecting rearwardly from the support body and passing through a hole in the standard to releasably hook the bracket to the standard, the at least one hook comprising a downwardly projecting tooth, the at least one hook defining with the support body a receptacle, a portion of the receptacle being delimited by a forwardly oriented contact edge of the tooth, the receptacle receiving one of wall portions of the standard. A finger projects generally upwardly from the at least one hook and having a forwardly oriented contact edge, the forwardly oriented contact edge of the finger being rearward of the forwardly oriented contact edge of the corresponding tooth along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: 8157120 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Andre Lachance
  • Patent number: 9578976
    Abstract: A shelf system includes a support member that accommodates an associated object for display and dispensing. The support member includes a front end and a rear end. A mounting portion is disposed adjacent the support member rear end. The mounting portion includes a first member which connects to an associated upright and a second member which is operatively connected to the support member. A pin is connected to one of the first and second members and a sleeve is connected to the other of the first and second members, wherein the sleeve selectively accommodates the pin. A fastener is provided for selectively securing the pin in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Grubbs, Gregory M. Bird
  • Patent number: 9578961
    Abstract: A display includes a shelf having an elongated slot for receiving a power cord of at least one electrically powered consumer product being displayed on the shelf in front of the elongated slot. The elongated slot is defined by a portion of a free edge of a rotatable door that covers a pocket in a closed position and by a back end of a table having an upper surface for supporting the electrically powered consumer products. Remaining portions of the free edge of the rotatable door engage with a lip that protrudes from a front wall of the pocket so that a top side of the rotatable door is in alignment with the upper surface of the table when the rotatable door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel, Timothy J. Martell
  • Patent number: 9486090
    Abstract: A retail shelf is provided. The retail shelf has a front side and a rear side. The retail shelf includes a fixed portion and a displaceable portion. The displaceable portion is configured to be moved between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration relative to the fixed portion. The fixed portion includes a coupling feature configured to couple the fixed portion to a retail display to maintain the location of the fixed portion relative to the retail display. The displaceable portion is configured to support a plurality of retail trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas C. Juric
  • Patent number: 9398819
    Abstract: A basket may include a basket frame, a hook assembly and a bottom. The basket frame has a meshed unit, and an upper board and lower board extending from the meshed unit. The upper board has a side frame with reversed U shape, and the lower board has an L-shaped portion. The basket frame is made in one piece to avoid soldering, which would decrease the structural strength of the basket. Also, the upper board has a side frame with reversed U shape and the lower board has an L-shaped portion to enhance the structural strength of the basket frame, so the bottom can sustain heavier objects. Furthermore, the basket frame and the bottom are all meshed, the objects are unlikely to fall out from the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Elfa International AB
    Inventors: Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Peter Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9357858
    Abstract: Disclosed are display systems comprised of at least one wall panel and at least one shelf comprising a light fixture, the wall panel having two rows of parallel slots, one set of parallel slots (either on the wall panel or uprights adjacent to the wall panel), providing cooperative access by support brackets disposed on the shelf for supporting the shelf, the support brackets not carrying any of the electrical circuitry for the light fixture, one other set of parallel slots providing cooperative access for electrical contact elements disposed on the shelf to an electric source element disposed on the wall panel and providing electricity to the light fixture. Also disclosed are wall panels, shelves and lighting devices that may be used, alone or in combination, for new installations or in retrofitting existing display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Sungal Corporation
    Inventor: Yeyang Sun
  • Patent number: 9339125
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a shelf and a cross bar positioned below the shelf by a distance and having an interior channel and a slot. A fence is mounted to a top of the shelf and located proximal to a front of the shelf. A winder assembly includes a winder mechanism located inside the interior channel of the cross bar and a retractable tether coupled to the winder mechanism and having a distal end. The retractable tether extends through the slot in the cross bar and around a back of the shelf, is attached to product resting on the shelf and the distal end of the retractable tether is locked to the fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Floersch, Blake M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9216507
    Abstract: A wall mounted collapsible work bench, the bench having a frame mounted flush against a wall, at least one support member, and a work surface having a top planar surface, a bottom, a back side, a front side, a first end and an opposing second end, wherein the back side is fixedly hinged to the top bar of the frame such that, in an open position, the work surface hinges upward to rest atop the A shaped braces, perpendicular to the frame and, in a collapsed position, the work surface hinges downward to lie parallel to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: William A. Kirchgessner
  • Patent number: 9044090
    Abstract: A bracket or support member (119.771) including a body (119.770), at least one arm or hook extending away from the body that can be inserted through an aperture (104.704) in a support (104.700), the at least one arm or hook (119.722) including an end portion (119.720) which is adapted to be received into a recess (104.702) on a rear surface of the support (104.700). A support system (FIG. 124) is also disclosed which utilizes the bracket or support member (119.771) in combination with an apertured panel (124.700).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SOLID RACKS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Trevor Drake, Nicolle Drake
  • Patent number: 9010034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition system (10) comprising a plurality of wall elements (1) merging one into another, wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a stepped element (150), and wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a corner element (250).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Plikat, Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Carola E. M. Zwick, Roland R. O. Zwick
  • 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: 8960827
    Abstract: A shelving assembly includes a support plate, left and right side supports, and rear and front anti-tip and retention features. The side supports each include a front end located adjacent to a front edge of the support plate, and a rear end located adjacent to a rear edge of the support plate. A portion of the rear and front anti-tip and retention features is disposed above the support plate for preventing tipping and for retaining the support plate on the side supports. The front and rear anti-tip and retention features are spaced apart such that a majority of the top surface of the support plate along opposite left and right side edges is freely exposed and unencumbered by the front and rear anti-tip and retention features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SSW Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew McMillin, Jason Robert Yochum
  • Patent number: 8950603
    Abstract: A device for supporting consumer products includes a transmission, a first end plate, a second end plate, and a shelf. The transmission includes a worm wheel coupled to a socket; a worm gear engaged to the worm wheel and coupled to a back axle shaft; a first pinion gear coupled to a first end of the back axle shaft; and a second pinion gear coupled to a second end of the back axle shaft. The first end plate is coupled to a first end of a back axle shaft shroud, where the back axle shaft shroud includes a first shelf hook and a second shelf hook. The second end plate coupled to the second end of the back axle shaft. The shelf is coupled to the first and second end plates and includes a first and a second shelf pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADCO Industries—Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Davis, Clifton Glenn Hampton
  • Patent number: 8926034
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a body having a storage space for keeping food at low temperature, a door movably attached to the body to selectively open and close the storage space, a first shelf movably provided in the storage space and having a first side surface, a second shelf movably provided in the storage space next to the first shelf and having a second side surface which faces the first side surface of the first shelf, a first pressing portion including a plurality of protrusions formed on the first side surface of the first shelf, and a second pressing portion formed on the second side surface of the second shelf and facing the first pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jinwook Park
  • Patent number: 8919264
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the height of a work surface comprising a height-adjusting mechanism and a universal mount that ensures compatibility with a wide variety of desks and other work surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: WL Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: William Lager
  • Patent number: 8915561
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a shelf assembly positioned within a compartment. The shelf assembly includes a first shelf portion attached to a first slide and having at least one projection, and a second shelf portion attached to a second slide and having at least one receiving portion. The first and second shelf portions are movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The at least one projection selectively engages the at least one receiving portion. Further, the first shelf portion is movable between a lowered position and a raised position when the first shelf portion is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Eichman, Carson Smith