Having Shelf-supporting Means Mounted Between Parallel Spaced-apart Upright Walls Patents (Class 108/147.16)
  • Patent number: 9149114
    Abstract: A cabinet having a deep shelf with limited access is described and includes at least two opposite sides carrying track means to permit easy adjustment of the shelf between two or more levels by a single person maneuvering only the one accessible end of the shelf. The cabinet can be mounted on wheels to form a cart. One or more such adjustable shelves can be provided. The shelves may be positioned just above the bottom of the cart to provide a maximum depth cart for use, in intermediate positions for use with smaller objects and/or at the very top and/or side of the cart and locked in position to provide a secured interior for the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cannon Equipment LLC
    Inventors: Clemance Bernard Finstad, III, Merle Arvid Larson, Michael Piontek
  • Patent number: 8672150
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving assembly is provided with four corner members of L-shaped cross section, either half of each corner member including aperture members each including an upper, larger circle and a lower, smaller, vertical hole overlapping the larger circle thereof; at least one group of four interconnecting members each including upper and lower aperture elements and a through hole between the aperture elements, each aperture element including an upper, smaller, vertical hole and a lower, larger circle overlapping the vertical hole thereof; elongated retainers each including two enlargements at both ends respectively, an annular groove adjacent to one enlargement, and an annular shoulder between the groove and the other enlargement; lock pins each having a substantial portion fastened in the larger circle of the aperture member and the through hole; and at least one flat shelf each anchored on tops of the interconnecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: E-MAKE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8376156
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of pultruded vertical posts and horizontal traverses. The horizontal traverses are coupled to the vertical posts by means of a bifurcated collar that are placed on each vertical post. Each horizontal traverse includes an end piece which is configured to couple to both halves of the bifurcated collar. Each half of the bifurcated collar comprises a wedge shaped design such that when a load is placed on the traverse, forces are applied to the bifurcated collar that squeezes each half of the collar together more tightly around the vertical post. The traverses may be coupled to one or both sides of the vertical post to allow the shelving system to be extended as far as the user desires in any lateral direction. The shelving system may also be extended in a perpendicular or other angular direction by means of a wedge shaped corner connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Jarvis, Johannes Le, Fred Gates, Jorge Baez, Herbert Hense
  • Patent number: 8376157
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of vertical posts and horizontal traverses. The horizontal traverses are coupled to the vertical posts by means of a bifurcated collar that are placed on each vertical post. Each horizontal traverse includes an end piece which is configured to couple to both halves of the bifurcated collar. Each half of the bifurcated collar comprises a wedge shaped design such that when a load is placed on the traverse, forces are applied to the bifurcated collar that squeezes each half of the collar together more tightly around the vertical post. The traverses may be coupled to one or both sides of the vertical post to allow the shelving system to be extended as far as the user desires in any lateral direction. The shelving system may also be extended in a perpendicular or other angular direction by means of a wedge shaped corner connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Jarvis, Johannes Le, Fred Gates, Jorge Baez, Herbert Hense
  • 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: 8128307
    Abstract: A structure includes two plates (planar plates) joined at right angles to one another. The first plate has a non-round opening (first opening) and can include tabs extending from one end (a first end) of the first plate. The second plate has a round opening and/or a notch, depending upon implementation. The second plate can also include tab openings on opposite sides of the round opening, again depending upon implementation. If a notch is used, the notch is positioned along an edge of the second plate (positioned along a second end of the second plate). When the first and second plates are connected, the optional tabs are positioned within the optional tab openings, a first end of the first plate being connected to the second end of the second plate. A locking structure is positioned within the first opening, the round opening, and the notch (if used). The locking structure connects the first plate to the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Giunta, Herman Young, Brian C. Cyr
  • 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: 7950538
    Abstract: A modular display assembly for displaying merchandise includes a pair of opposite side members and a plurality of shelves adjustably mounted to the side members. The side members have forward and rearward facing edges, which include a plurality of protrusions spaced therealong. The shelf includes a mounting assembly, which includes a handle and first and second movable arms for mounting the shelf to the side members. The arms are configured to engage at least one of the protrusions to limit vertical movement along the side members when the arms are engaged with the edges of the side members. The shelf is positionable between the side members at a desired location and the handle is movable to move the arms into engagement with the forward and rearward facing edges to substantially clamp the side member between the arms and thus to fixedly secure the shelf to and between the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignees: Harbor Industries, Inc., Altria Sales & Distribution Inc.
    Inventors: Dathan G Zang, Gregory D Gavin, Thomas J Nook
  • Patent number: 7784885
    Abstract: An adjustable storage system includes one or more adjustable storage units. The storage units generally comprise opposing panels comprising a polymer material and one or more shelf supports means that are integral with the panels. Shelves and/or drawers, also made from polymer materials, may then be disposed between the panels. Storage units may be added to the storage system by adding additional panels. In some embodiments, adjacent storage units of a storage unit may share a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: William D. Steiger, Dale A. Panasewicz, Dennis M. Futo
  • Patent number: 7780018
    Abstract: A locker shelf assembly which has first and second side walls and a shelf. Each of the side walls includes substantially horizontally extending grooves. The shelf has a first end and a second end. The first end of the shelf is positioned in the groove of the first side wall and the second end of the shelf is positioned in the groove of the second side wall. When the assembly is positioned in a locker, the shelf acts to position the first and second side walls against the walls of the locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sauder Woodworking Co.
    Inventors: Myrl D. Sauder, Ronald D. Roth
  • Patent number: 7765942
    Abstract: An interlocking component assembly of an expandable rack assembly is proposed, including a plurality of horizontally-deposed panels each formed with a first opening, a plurality of vertically-deposed panels each disposed between two horizontally-deposed panels, a plurality of middle joint components each disposed in vertically-deposed panels, and a plurality of interlocking components each adapted for interconnecting two middle joint components to interconnect and fasten the horizontally-deposed panel to the vertically-deposed panel, wherein the height of the vertically-deposed panel is greater than the length of the middle joint component, such that the vertically-deposed panel can be coupled to the interlocking component to securely engage the horizontally-deposed panel with the vertically-deposed panel, thereby enabling the rack assembly to be free from limitations of assembling locations or dimensional specifications while the structural rigidity and strength of the assembled rack unit is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Ying-Kit Choi
  • Patent number: 6732662
    Abstract: A tray includes a compartment with a bottom surface and perimeter sidewalls, and a passive stop arrangement is provided in the compartment. The passive stop arrangement includes at least a first notch in one of the sidewalls and a stop disposed proximate to the first notch. The tray is especially useful in a tray support system including a chassis having at least two laterally-spaced and vertically oriented racks each having spaced rungs in a mirror-image relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Metro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Welch, Joseph R. Petcavage, Rakesh T. Patel, Robert K. Swartz