Interlocked With Surface Configuration Of Support Patents (Class 108/110)
  • Patent number: 10827833
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly includes a cabinet body, a tiltable wire shelf, and a shelf mounting system. The cabinet body has a base, a top, and a pair of sides that extend between the base and the top to define an inner volume. The tiltable wire shelf is mounted in the inner volume of the cabinet body and includes a front bar, a rear bar, a pair of side bars, and a plurality of crossbars. The shelf mounting system supports the tiltable wire shelf on the cabinet body and comprises a pivot coupling between the cabinet body and the front or rear bar of the tiltable wire shelf, and a sliding coupling between the cabinet body and one of the side bars of the tiltable wire shelf. The couplings cooperate to provide tiltable adjustment of the tiltable wire shelf relative to the cabinet body over a range of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy William Romantic, Robert R. Steele, David A. Reppert, Sushant Ramchandra Parekar
  • Patent number: 10638856
    Abstract: A retail merchandise tray and display incorporating the same are provided. The display includes a shelf and the tray mounted to the shelf. The tray includes a pair of opposed mounting rails with at least one tray section situated between the first and second mounting rails. A support leg is mounted to the first mounting rail and elevates a back end of the retail merchandise tray relative to a front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O. Nagel, Brent Ewing
  • Patent number: 10617232
    Abstract: A shelving system is provided, which includes a plurality of supports, each support of the plurality of supports having a longitudinal opening defining a channel extending from a first end to a second end of the support, the plurality of supports having at least one opening positioned on a surface of the plurality of supports, at least one shelf, the at least one shelf including an extension, the extension being positioned within the channel of each of the plurality of supports to allow a vertical movement of the at least one shelf with respect to the plurality of supports; and an actuator operably coupled to the at least one shelf, wherein actuation of the actuator permits the vertical movement of the at least one shelf within the channel. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert James Taylor, Matthew D. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10548294
    Abstract: A food riser for supporting food or water bowls for an animal includes: a horizontal platform; a vertical supporting stand having vertical and horizontal members defining a plurality of slots at various heights into which the platform can be inserted, and further having forwardly-extending feet of a length sufficient to stably support the weight of the horizontal platform in cantilever fashion; and, a moment-resistant means of securing the platform in a selected slot in the vertical supporting stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: David H. Price
  • Patent number: 10538261
    Abstract: A trolley comprising a plurality of rectangular and elongated shelves comprising a plate providing a surface for carrying goods, such as potted plants and flowers, and hooks, and a plurality of posts provided with a series of openings, such as slots, receiving the hooks. The hooks extend in lateral direction and a series of openings is provided in precisely one side of the posts or in precisely two and opposite sides of the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CONTAINER CENTRALEN A/S
    Inventor: Wim Nowe
  • Patent number: 10281197
    Abstract: A shelf adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a plurality of support surfaces coupled to a shelf bracket. The shelf bracket is operable between a securing position and a recessed position. A bracket module rotationally receives the shelf bracket. The securing position of the shelf bracket is defined by a substantially horizontal orientation of the support surfaces with respect to the bracket module. An angled biasing surface is defined on the shelf bracket. The biasing surface is configured to engage a shelf as the shelf is moved vertically along the angled biasing surface. Engagement of the shelf with the angled biasing surface selectively operates the shelf bracket from the securing position to a recessed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Todd W. Lambkin, Yifan Wang
  • Patent number: 10251493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an end cap for a showcase roller shelf. The end cap for a showcase roller shelf according to an embodiment of the present invention, in a state where roller unit bodies including casings enclosing the outer perimeter of a roller support body are arranged in a plurality of rows, is inserted into and is supported on both ends of each casing while a plurality of rollers are rotatably supported on the roller support body so as to slide a product on the inside of a showcase and move the product to a withdrawal location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SEIDAE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moonsik Kim, Jeongho Shin
  • Patent number: 10201227
    Abstract: This support apparatus includes a fixation member and a support member attachable to and detachable from an opening portion of the fixation member. A first upper surface portion of the opening portion is formed of: a first front surface portion sloped in a downward direction; and a first rear surface portion formed continuously from the first front surface portion and sloped in an upward direction. A first lower surface portion is sloped in parallel with the first front surface portion. A second upper surface portion of the support member is formed of: a second front surface portion to contact the first front surface portion; and a second rear surface portion to contact the first rear surface portion. A second lower surface portion is sloped in a downward direction, at a slope angle, so as to contact with an opening-side end of the first lower surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ONE BY ONE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuniharu Kohshima
  • Patent number: 10092848
    Abstract: A freely assemblable toy track includes a plurality of guide rails and connecting pieces, each guide rail includes two independent strip rails (1) at the left and right, each connecting piece is configured as a frame piece (2) provided with a connecting part at a corresponding position of an inner frame edge for connecting with an end of each strip rail (1), ends of the two strip rails (1) are respectively connected to connecting parts of two frame pieces (2) to form a track body having a track surface with a middle portion hollowed, and a toy vehicle can locate left and right wheels on the left and right strip rails (1) exactly to run along the track. Based on a width of the toy vehicle, the frame pieces (2) with a corresponding width can be chosen to connect the strip rails (1), thus broadening the width of the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: ALPHA GROUP CO., LTD., GUANGDONG AULDEY ANIMATION & TOY CO., LTD., GUANGZHOU ALPHA CULTURE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongqing Cai
  • Patent number: 10070720
    Abstract: A novel framing system where the horizontal members are formed in a span-aligned-grid consisting of a series of ribs and openings, providing variable-support-points for the vertical members, so that within a given assembly the vertical members may be positioned and repositioned at a multitude of available variable-support-points, in a plurality of usable positions and angle orientations in the horizontal directions of left-to-right and forward-to-back, creating customizable framed opening bays, and that the vertical members are guided to interlock with the horizontal members at a multitude of available predetermined positions, which intersect along spans at variable-support-point locations, as guided by said span-aligned-grid. The novel framing system produces a novel design, where the horizontal members are formed with a slatted patterned surface decoration, which is visually evident of the given configuration of said span-aligned-grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jason Currie
  • Patent number: 10016075
    Abstract: A floor display system comprising a base portion including a front wall having opposing first and second vertical edges, and first and second side walls extending from the vertical edges in generally perpendicular relation to the front wall. At least one side wall slot is formed in each of the first and second side walls and connected to respective front wall slot portions formed in the front wall. At least one tray is provided including a tray body connected to at least one mounting flap portion positioned in each of the side wall slots in the first and second side walls and extending into the corresponding front wall slot portions for supporting the tray body to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory James Kula
  • Patent number: 9976793
    Abstract: An integral door guide assembly is removably coupled in an opening of a door of a refrigerator and has an adjustable height. The refrigerator includes a first door rotatably connected to a front surface of a main body, and having an opening in which a plurality of door guide assemblies can be arranged, and a second door rotatably connected to a front surface of the first door. The door guide assembly includes a door guide, a guide removably fixed on both side walls of the opening, a moving unit removably coupled with both side walls of the door guide, guided by the guide to move in an up-down direction, a stopper coupled with the guide, and caught by or released from the catching projections to adjust a position of the moving unit and a latch configured to fix the stopper released from the catching projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-In Eom, Nam Soo Park, Hyung Kwen Ham, Seon Ju Lee, Young Seok Lee, Bok Hyun Jang, Simon Ireland, June Hyuck Choi
  • Patent number: 9952398
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame defining a right vertical support and a left vertical support. A chassis is mounted to the right and left vertical supports, wherein the chassis is configured to pivot about a pivot axis that is defined by one of the right and left vertical supports. A plurality of modules are mounted on the chassis, each of the modules slidable on the chassis along a direction extending between the right and left vertical supports, wherein the chassis is configured to pivot about a plane parallel to the sliding direction of the modules, each module defining fiber optic connection locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael James Ott
  • Patent number: 9789823
    Abstract: A storage system for a vehicle cargo area includes at least one floor-mounted storage compartment including an interior photoluminescent material that luminesces in response to a light emitted by an overlying light source. The system further includes at least one cooperating deployable shelf or bin carrying the overlying light source and configured to deploy from the at least one storage compartment. At least one other deployable shelf or bin may be included carrying a light source. The light sources may be disposed behind a front edge of the at least one cooperating deployable shelf or bin and/or the at least one other deployable shelf or bin to emit light above and below the deployable shelfs or bins. A controller is provided to control an intensity and/or a color of light emitted by the light sources according to one or more inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Pietro Buttolo
  • Patent number: 9781998
    Abstract: The invention relates to system for the mounting of shelves on a substantially rectangular load carrier having four identical columns arranged in the corners thereof. The system comprises columns having a rectangular profile with four side faces, a substantially rectangular shelf of a length which is shorter than the distance between the columns of the load carrier, on which shelf a holder is mounted that can be inserted into complementary slots in the columns of the load carrier, said slots being configured with a support face with which the holder is capable of engaging in such a manner that the holder supports on the column. The columns as such are configured with slots that extend symmetrically about a longitudinally extending center axis of one of the side faces and through the side faces adjacent to that side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LCC 2015 ApS
    Inventors: Erling Kristen Mogensen, Søren Bøgede Andersen, Steen Juul Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9775449
    Abstract: A support member configured for use in a mattress display fixture includes an integral, single-piece, unitary member that including a rear panel, a front panel, an interior side panel, and an exterior side panel. The front panel is spaced from the rear panel and is generally parallel thereto. The interior side panel is connected to and extends forwardly from the rear panel toward the front panel to a front edge. The exterior side panel is connected to and extends between the rear panel and the front panel. The front panel includes a plurality of support beams integrally formed therewith and spaced from one another. The interior side panel includes a plurality of cut-outs formed therein that are spaced from one another. Each cut-out includes a generally horizontal portion that opens through the front edge of the interior side panel and a generally vertical portion extending from the generally horizontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott E. Denby, Nick Angvall
  • Patent number: 9687080
    Abstract: An adjustable stool is transferrable between a stow position and a use position. The adjustable stool includes at least two arms that are pivotally attached to a base. The at least two arms can pivot between two positions. The adjustable stool also includes a seat platform, upon which a user sits, stands, and/or kneels when the adjustable stool is in the use position. The seat platform can engage the at least two arms when the at least two arms are in an upright or angular position relative to the base. The seat platform is selectively suspendable between the at least two arms at different heights relative to the base. The at least two arms are able to fold flat and be contained in the base when the adjustable stool is in the stow position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Frank W. Thiel
  • Patent number: 9603277
    Abstract: In a circuit card chassis, a backplane system includes card guides that are slideable on rails to provide any selected spacing between adjacent circuit cards. A backplane connector assembly extends between each pair of slideable top and bottom card guides. Signal cables can be configured to connect any two backplane connector assemblies to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Morgan, Jared D. Cress
  • Patent number: 9527450
    Abstract: An integrated end structure for a vehicle comprises: a storage compartment module that comprises a shell forming a storage compartment therein, the storage compartment module configured to sit onto a frame rail of the vehicle; and a vehicle end module configured to be mounted onto a bracket in the vehicle that provides adjustability of the vehicle end module in a z-direction, the vehicle end module configured for holding a light unit of the vehicle. The storage compartment module is mounted onto the vehicle end module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TESLA MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: James Bellis, P Thomas Vikstrom
  • Patent number: 9351567
    Abstract: Provided is a prefabricated shelf which can be used to display or store various products or items in a shop or a warehouse, and may include, but is not limited to, a vertical frame, a horizontal frame and a shelf panel. A horizontal frame having an engaging slot that is engaged to the vertical frame having a plurality of engaging protrusions in a predetermined arrangement, thus easily and durably assembling the shelf without using a separate engaging member, for example, a screw, a bolt, etc., and if necessary it is possible to freely adjust the height of the shelf panel of the prefabricated shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Jin Hee Go
  • Patent number: 9346477
    Abstract: A stackable cart comprises a base comprising perimetral edges, front, middle, and rear portions, and an internal wired base support structure with a network of support wires. A plurality of front wheels is provided to support the front portion, wherein a chord of the front wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of front transverse wires of the network support wires. A plurality of rear wheels is provided to support the rear portion, wherein a chord of the rear wheel corresponds to a stacking space defined between a plurality of rear transverse wires of the network support wires. The cart is removably coupled to another equivalent cart by positioning the rear wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the rear transverse wires of the equivalent cart and positioning the front wheels of the cart adjacent to the stacking space of the front transverse wires of the equivalent cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 9309909
    Abstract: The subject invention comprises a modular, pop-up shelf display system that includes vertical slotted shelf support posts, horizontal tie bars, and shelf or accessory members. Two slotted support posts are connected at the top and bottom ends by a pair of tie bars; the top of each slotted support post leans against a wall. Shelves or accessories, which include brackets that engage the slots in the vertical support posts are then attached to the support posts to form horizontal shelves or accessories between the support posts at desired heights and orientation. The system includes internal connectors positioned inside the post ends and the ends of the tie bars which secure the tie bars to the posts to secure the posts in an upright manner against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: OPTO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Graham Robert Wood, Brett A. Woodley, Erich Haller
  • Patent number: 9227758
    Abstract: An auxiliary transport unit is provided in particular for pallets, wherein the pallets include a loading base which, during transport, is oriented substantially horizontally. The auxiliary transport unit has a supporting device which, during transport, extends substantially in the vertical direction. The auxiliary transport unit also includes a connecting device which connects the supporting device to at least one first, lower pallet. The auxiliary transport unit also has a holding device which is connected to the supporting device. The holding device is provided for holding at least one second pallet vertically spaced from the at least one first pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: @Vance B.V.
    Inventors: Frank Maiworm, Glenn van Doorn, Frans Verstappen, Peter den Besten
  • 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: 8651600
    Abstract: A shelf and a refrigerator having such a shelf are provided. The shelf may include a support frame fixed to an inner surface of a storage compartment of the refrigerator, the support frame including body having a plurality of coupling holes formed along a longitudinal direction, spaced apart at predetermined intervals, and a cover coupled to the body to selectively open and close the plurality of the coupling holes. The cover may include a fixing portion for fixing the cover to the support frame body, and a plurality of opening/closing portions extending from the fixing portion, corresponding to the plurality of the coupling holes, to independently open and close the plurality of the coupling holes. One or more of the plurality of the opening/closing portions may be moved by the shelf plate to couple the shelf plate to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minho Cheong, Moonseok Lee, Seonkyu Kim, Daesung Lee, Woonkyu Seo, Youngnam Kim
  • 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: 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: 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: 8079313
    Abstract: A shelving system including a pair of upright members, a plurality of cross-members extending between the upright members, and a plurality of shelves. Each shelf includes a plurality of first wire members defining a support surface, as well as at least two second wire members defining a support channel. Portions of the second wire members are upturned and define first and second engagement members. During assembly, each shelf is lowered onto a cross-member until the support channel engages the cross-member, whereupon the engagement members receive a respective upright member and thereby prevent rotation of the shelf about the cross-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Display Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert P. Sparkowski
  • Patent number: 7967268
    Abstract: A vertically stabilized shelf bracket assembly having at least two support strips on which a plurality of shelf brackets are mounted. A cover is provided that aesthetically enhances the shelf bracket assembly and stabilizes it at the same time. In one embodiment, the cover includes a cap and a hanging casing. In one embodiment, apertures are provided in the shelf brackets to support a rod. In another embodiment an adjustable mounting slot is provided in the support strips to facilitate their parallel installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Herron Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Warren L. Herron, III, Warren L. Herron, Jr., Mark Bennett, Randall Bachtel
  • Patent number: 7886673
    Abstract: A storage device has a rectangular base member which includes a substantially flat floor and four sockets arranged perpendicularly thereto with a free internal cross-section, in each of which is releasably received a supporting rod in the form of a hollow profile. The external cross-section, which corresponds to the internal cross-section of the sockets, is for holding storage platforms. Each of the sockets is configured to include first and second centering structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventors: Hermann Korte, Rudolf Schomaker, Reinhold Trinczek
  • Publication number: 20090247378
    Abstract: A system for performing a variety of push-up exercises is disclosed. The present invention comprises multiple blocks that are arranged into columns. The user can adjust the height and width of the columns to accommodate body size, as well as the type of exercise being performed. This adds a new dimension to the basic push-up, allowing the user to perform a variety of different types of push-up. The system helps to strengthen and stretch the human body, and achieve optimum performance by working different areas of the body, promoting peak development of the musculoskeletal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Michael O. Carlesimo, Juan Fernandez, Paul McGrath
  • Patent number: 7578245
    Abstract: A furniture support system for workstation work tops including a support post (19 having a first locating formation (3) that extends longitudinally along at least a part of the length of the support post (1), and a support element (9, 23) having a second locating formation (15) that is complementary to the first locating formation (3) and engageable therewith, the first and second locating formations (3, 15) being constructed and arranged for sliding movement in the longitudinal direction, such that the position of the support element (9, 23) relative to the support post (1) is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Ethos (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Barry Loines
  • Patent number: 7540510
    Abstract: A movable rack for supporting articles. In a preferred embodiment, the rack comprises a frame which supports first and second shelf groups. The second shelf group can be added to the rack when additional shelf space is required and can be removed when additional shelf space is not needed or when the rack is to be moved through or stored in places with limited floor space. Wheel supports and wheels are secured with respect to the frame permitting the rack to be moved. The wheel supports are extensible outward from the frame thereby improving rack stability, particularly when one or more of the second group shelves are attached or when it is desired to move the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Chicago Display Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert P. Sparkowski
  • Patent number: 7540687
    Abstract: An attachment for a skid steer loader for use in performing road widening and shouldering jobs in small areas such as bike paths, driveways and cul de sacs. The attachment includes a compact frame adapted to support a hopper, a conveyor system, a spreader system, a spreader system angular adjustment, a hydraulic system, at least one wheel, at least one contact roller, and a universal mounting plate. The hydraulic system receives its power from the hydraulic system of, for example, a skid steer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Duane A. Neumann
  • Patent number: 7401754
    Abstract: A shelf support system includes a sleeve or wedge member and a collar adapted to be secured to a generally cylindrical support post, that is one that is circular when viewed in radial cross-section. The sleeve has an inner surface that is configured to embrace the support post and an outer surface formed with a first axially outwardly inclined wedge portion and at least one second axially outwardly inclined wedge portion that, when viewed in such radial cross-section, extends at an angle to the first portion. Additionally, the collar is adapted to be secured to a member to be supported and to embrace the sleeve. The collar has a first wedge surface formed to mate with the first portion of the outer surface of the sleeve and at least one second wedge surface formed to mate with the second portion of the outer surface of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Metro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Welch, David A. Reppert, John H. Welsch
  • Patent number: 6877826
    Abstract: A shelf assembly has expandable shelves connected to upright legs that horizontally support the shelves in a locker. A drawer slidably mounted on one shelf for movement between open and closed positions engages a longitudinal rib to maintain the drawer generally horizontal when the drawer is moved to the out position. The drawer when in the closed position can be moved into a nested position in the shelf to facilitate packaging and display in a flat box. The legs having tight fit connections with the corners of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventors: George W. Wood, Robert A. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 6796248
    Abstract: An information module storage case (10) include a plurality of storage shelves (22) of varying spacing to accommodate modules (20) of different dimensions. A shelf base (24) has opposite ends configured for locking receipt within openings in interior sidewalls (16, 18). Channels (30, 32) extend between the base ends and accommodate spring wire end locators (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventors: Michael R. Dressendorfer, Maurice L. Heaton, Bernard A. Higuera, Gustavo Leon, Peter Wilson
  • Patent number: 6732870
    Abstract: A storage system, having one or multiple shelves infinitely adjustable on an upright member. The upright member is a singular support structure with at least three parallel grooves running longitudinally below a front face of the vertical support, the grooves having a continuous sectional profile and each groove opening in the front face through a channel. The shelf or shelves are formed on a back side with at least three tongues integrally formed in the shelf and adjoining the back side through a neck portion. The tongues are insertable in the grooves while the neck portions occupy the channels. The neck portions are curved so that the tongues project upwards from the shelf upper surface at a slanting angle, such that the tongues are frictionally arrested in the grooves when the shelf is pivoted to bring the tongues to a tilted position in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: CLL Connectors & Cables AB
    Inventor: Christer Johansson
  • Patent number: 6733060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cargo storage device for a vehicle having a passenger space and an end gate including a back end situated adjacent a rearward-most seat, at least one pair of sidewalls extending from the back end and having a plurality of storage units therein, a floor situated between the sidewalls and reconfigurable between a lowered position and a raised position, a door situated in the floor and pivotally operable between a closed position and an opened position, an organizational bin situated beneath the floor and having a plurality of dividers therein, and wherein at least two opposing storage units have identical tracks thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Aaron Pavkov, Charles Amoh, Charlene Chu, David Lung, Jonlin Pei, Josh Urso, Konn Lam
  • Publication number: 20040061419
    Abstract: The storage cabinet including a housing structure, a center column assembly having a center column in which the center column assembly is mounted in the housing structure, and a reconfigurable shelf assembly having at least two partial shelves. The partial shelves may be mounted to the center column to form a coplanar shelf surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Gallea
  • Patent number: 6688240
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of shelves each having spaced front and rear hooks projecting from each side edge, each rear hook being spaced forwardly from the rear edge of the shelf, and a support framework for adjustably supporting the shelves at spaced intervals. The framework has a pair of support posts located on each side of the shelves, each pair of support posts comprising a front support post located adjacent the front hooks of the shelves and a rear support post located adjacent the rear hooks of the shelves. Each support post has a series of vertically spaced openings for receiving the shelf hooks. The posts are positioned so they are much less vulnerable to damage, and can be made out of light material with an open configuration. Brackets attach to the shelf to allow the easy addition of useful accessories to the standard shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Patent number: 6675725
    Abstract: A shelving assembly including at least one shelf member and at least one upright frame member wherein the frame member includes at least vertically arranged couplers and the shelf member includes two other vertically arranged couplers on one lateral edge where the couplers on either the shelf member or frame member include pins and the couplers on the other of the shelf and frame member include slot delineators and where the slot delineators open in the same direction so that, with the pins received within the slot delineators, the shelf member can be detached from the frame member by moving the shelf member in directions perpendicular to pin axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Versatile Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Reed Felton, Douglas G. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 6584916
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving apparatus including at least one shelving member and at least one upright frame member wherein the shelving member can be mounted to the frame member in each of a horizontal and a vertical position, the frame member forming a coupler assembly and the shelving member also forming a coupler assembly wherein the shelving member has a rear surface and at least one end surface, an end extending member extending laterally from the end surface and a rear portion of the shelf adjacent the rear surface forming another portion of the shelving member coupler assembly. The disclosure also includes a supportable member for use with the vertically mounted shelving member, the shelving member having a thickness between top and bottom oppositely facing surfaces and the supportable member having a bracket that receives the shelving member edge there by supporting a portion of the supportable member adjacent the shelving member edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Versatile Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Reed Felton, Douglas G. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 6526897
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of shelves each having spaced front and rear hooks projecting from each side edge, each rear hook being spaced forwardly from the rear edge of the shelf, and a support framework for adjustably supporting the shelves at spaced intervals. The framework has a pair of support posts located on each side of the shelves, each pair of support posts comprising a front support post located adjacent the front hooks of the shelves and a rear support post located adjacent the rear hooks of the shelves. Each support post has a series of vertically spaced openings for receiving the shelf hooks. The posts are positioned so they are much less vulnerable to damage, and can be made out of light material with an open configuration. Brackets attach to the shelf to allow the easy addition of useful accessories to the standard shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20030029362
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of shelves each having spaced front and rear hooks projecting from each side edge, each rear hook being spaced forwardly from the rear edge of the shelf, and a support framework for adjustably supporting the shelves at spaced intervals. The framework has a pair of support posts located on each side of the shelves, each pair of support posts comprising a front support post located adjacent the front hooks of the shelves and a rear support post located adjacent the rear hooks of the shelves. Each support post has a series of vertically spaced openings for receiving the shelf hooks. The posts are positioned so they are much less vulnerable to damage, and can be made out of light material with an open configuration. Brackets attach to the shelf to allow the easy addition of useful accessories to the standard shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: V. John Ondrasik
  • Publication number: 20020195029
    Abstract: An adjustable sliding-shelf assembly for high quality wood furniture. The adjustable shelf system includes at least four columns positioned in a vertical direction and attached to the inside of the cabinet, each column defining at least one column-notch. The adjustable shelf system further includes at least two support members, each support member having two ends, each end having at least one protrusion configured to removably engage, by horizontal movement, at least one column-notch. A shelf is positioned adjacent to the at least two support members. The adjustable shelf system further includes at least two slider assemblies configured to horizontally slide the at least one shelf into and out of the cabinet, each drawer slide assembly attached to one of the at least two support members and one side of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Dale Walton
  • Publication number: 20020104466
    Abstract: A shelving system, shelf support and shelf are disclosed that are adjustable vertically, horizontally and angularly for better product presentation and maintenance. Brackets are disclosed which allow depth or horizontal adjustment and another bracket is disclosed which gives shelf support and allows easier horizontal adjustment. The brackets also permit easier and more reliable vertical and shelf angle adjustments for better product presentation. Shelf assemblies are disclosed which include adjustable product stops and dividers. Other shelf and product presentation features are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Tim Carson, John Ondrasik, Jeffery Nicholson, Raymundo Calderon, Bennie Reed Downing
  • Publication number: 20010042495
    Abstract: A modular, low cost pallet and shelf assembly and a method for assembling the assembly is disclosed. The shelf assembly comprises a plurality of support members arranged so as to releasably accept a pallet therebetween, each vertical support member comprising a plurality of apertures disposed therethrough, wherein each aperture is configured so as to accept and releasably hold tabs inserted through the aperture, and a plurality of pallet securing members, each pallet securing member comprising at least one pallet securing member tab releasably securable within a vertical support member aperture and a securing surface for restraining the pallet between the vertical support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: Jeffrey Salmanson, Jon R. Dickey
  • Patent number: 6302036
    Abstract: A shelving system, shelf support and shelf are provided that are adjustable vertically, horizontally and angularly for better product presentation and maintenance. Brackets are provided which allow depth or horizontal adjustment and another bracket is provided which gives shelf support and allows easier horizontal adjustment. The brackets also permit easier and more reliable vertical and shelf angle adjustments for better product presentation. Shelf assemblies are provided which include adjustable product stops and dividers. Other shelf and product presentation features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Carson, V. John Ondrasik, Jeffery Nicholson, Raymundo Calderon, Bennie Reed Downing