Sectional Legs Patents (Class 108/190)
  • Patent number: 10219445
    Abstract: In embodiments there is disclosed a modular pole for horticultural and agricultural use, pole sections and connector pins for use to assemble the pole, and methods for assembling the pole. In embodiments a connector pin is inserted into end sockets in opposed pole section ends and in embodiments the ends are held onto the connector pin by a fastener which may comprise a clip or a threaded sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MONDI PRODUCTS LTD
    Inventor: Michael Montagano
  • Patent number: 9717188
    Abstract: A novel collapsible plant support includes a collapsible coil adapted to rest on a flat surface. In a particular embodiment, the collapsible plant support includes a plurality of vertical support structures coupled to the collapsible coil so as to provide additional support. In another particular embodiment, a collapsible plant support includes plant receptacle receiving element that supports both a collapsible coil and also a plant receptacle. In a more particular embodiment, the plant receptacle receiving element includes fluid ducts for connecting multiple plant receptacle receiving elements into a fluid network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Chad M. Legus, Josue Salazar, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9717330
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a plurality of shelf members and a plurality of supports configured to support the shelf members. The shelving system further includes a plurality of end caps. Each of the end caps has at least one sleeve with a slot formed therein for receiving an end of one of the shelf members and a plurality of retaining features. Each retaining feature has an inner surface defining a cavity for receiving an end of one of the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Creative Plastic Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Nickolas Reinhart
  • Patent number: 9578815
    Abstract: In embodiments there is disclosed a modular pole for horticultural and agricultural use, pole sections and connector pins for use to assemble the pole, and methods for assembling the pole. In embodiments a connector pin is inserted into end sockets in opposed pole section ends and in embodiments the ends are held onto the connector pin by a fastener which may comprise a clip or a threaded sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Montagano
  • Patent number: 8708292
    Abstract: A table leg assembly includes an upright leg and two branch legs. The upright leg has two tubes longitudinally extended therefrom. Each tube has a joint member disposed in a lower end thereof. Each branch leg has a cylinder formed at one end thereof. The cylinder is coaxially aligned with the respective tube. The cylinder of the respective branch leg has a ring disposed on a top thereof. The ring has a plurality of positioning grooves defined in an inner periphery thereof. At least one positioning pin passing through the joint member and positioned in one of the positioning grooves of the respective ring so as to restrict the respective branch leg in a certain angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Tuang Hock Koh
  • Patent number: 8001911
    Abstract: A shelf is connected to risers that are interference fit together to achieve a clamping effect between the shelves and the risers. Each shelf may comprise a plastic shelf portion and at least one reinforcement portion secured to the plastic shelf portion to reinforce the plastic shelf portion along its length. In one embodiment a plurality of metal bars are used as the reinforcement portion having a tapered end. The reinforcement portions may be inserted into channels formed in the plastic shelve portions and secured to the shelf portions using an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph J. Yankello, Robert John Warner, Jr., David M. Stitchick, Troy Andrew Richardson, Stephen Biel, Pete Werwick, Brett A. Hall, Michael S. Kerley
  • Patent number: 7984680
    Abstract: A knockdown shelf structure includes multiple unit board members, each of which forms first jointing portions and second jointing portions, wherein each first jointing portions is engageable with a corresponding one of the second jointing portions of another unit board member so as to joint and securely couple these two unit board members to form a large span of support board by jointing a large number of unit board members together and wherein each unit board member has a bottom forming third jointing portions; and multiple elevating members, each of which has a top rim structured to be jointable to each of the third jointing portions of the unit board member so as to elevate the unit board member upward, whereby a shelf structure for supporting articles thereon is formed by assembling the unit board members and the elevating members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Everglide Caster Corp.
    Inventors: Li-Chun Tsai, Huei-Ling Liao
  • Patent number: 7765940
    Abstract: A kit for converting a standard sit-down desk to a stand-up desk. The kit includes a frame having a plurality of leg extensions secured with end rails and a plurality of side supports of selected length. Selected of the leg extensions are pivotally carried between retracted and extended positions. The kit also includes a foot rail, a shelf, a plurality of spacers and a plurality of collars. For shipping, the pivotable leg extensions, shelf and foot rail are placed parallel with the end rail. In use, the pivotable leg extensions are moved into an extended position and secured by the foot rail and shelf. The desk legs are interconnected with the leg extensions by the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Graham Peterson
  • Patent number: 7658154
    Abstract: A shelf is connected to risers that are screwthreaded together to achieve a clamping effect between the shelves and the risers. Each shelf may comprise a plastic shelf portion and at least one reinforcement portion secured to the plastic shelf portion to reinforce the plastic shelf portion along its length. In one embodiment a plurality of metal bars are used as the reinforcement portion. The reinforcement portions may be inserted into channels formed in the plastic shelve portions and may be attached to the shelve portions using a separate attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph J. Yankello, Robert John Warner, Jr., David M. Stitchick, Troy Andrew Richardson, Stephen Biel, Pete Werwick
  • Patent number: 7384264
    Abstract: A furnace furniture system comprises multiple shelves supported by a multiplicity of legs, each shelf having multiple openings therethrough. Each leg comprises: (i) at least one modular body having a bottom recess and a top protrusion, the top protrusion adapted to extend through an opening in the shelf and the first protrusion is also adapted to fit within the bottom recess of another leg body; (ii) at least one cap/foot component having a top protrusion that is similar to the leg body top protrusion; and, (iii) means to secure a cap/foot component to an adjacent cap/foot component or leg body; wherein at least one leg comprises a cap/foot component secured to either a first protrusion or a second protrusion extending through an opening in the first shelf and wherein at least one leg comprises a cap/foot component secured to either a first protrusion or a second protrusion extending through an opening in the second shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Schunk Graphite Technology
    Inventors: Charles M. Ego, Marty Benegalia
  • Patent number: 7028620
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a modular shelving system for supporting various objects such as home furnishings, books, artistic objects, and the like. The shelving system includes a generally horizontal panel supported by a support assembly that includes a panel and at least one rod. In one example, the shelving system can be moved between first and second arrangements. In the first arrangement, at least two of the support assembly panels are aligned and in the second arrangement at least two of the support assembly panels are unaligned. The shelving system is easily moved between the disassembled and assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Design Ideas, Ltd.
    Inventor: Maynard Hale Lyndon
  • Patent number: 6948435
    Abstract: An all-plastic light duty shelf unit includes rectangular shelf modules and vertical spacers. Each shelf module has four corner joints that can either be mated directly with each other or coupled together using cylindrical vertical spacers. This allows the user to customize the configuration of the shelf unit to meet his or her specific needs. It also reduces the cost to manufacture the shelf unit because the vertical spacers can be extruded rather than injection-molded. The corner joints also hold a shelf off the floor, thereby reducing part count and manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Honeyware, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony L. Sheng
  • Patent number: 6520095
    Abstract: Shelf support system in which “T”-shaped mid base members and support members and “L”-shaped end base members and support members have inner sections which contact and hold a shelf board and outer sections containing alternating extensions and indentions so that adjacent base members and support members interlock with each other. The shelf system may thus be assembled without tools. The rear aspects of base members are angled forwardly and downwardly and the side aspect of end base members are angled inwardly and downwardly to allow the shelf system to clear a baseboard and/or molding along a wall so that the main portion of the shelf unit may fit flush against the wall. The shelf support system is suitable for use with standard shelf boards of any length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Lowell Hayes
  • Patent number: 6247414
    Abstract: A construction system for the rapid assembly of three-dimensional structures, especially shelves, having preferably vertical supports to which structural components, particularly shelves, are releasably attachable, in which the supports pass through drillings or recesses in the structural components. The supports, which comprise spacer sleeves inserted over bar members, are removably connected to the structural components through the use of connecting inserts, which are arranged within a drilling or recess in a structural component secured to the latter via the supports. The spacer sleeves are supported at the connecting inserts, which provides added stability to the structure when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventors: G√ľnther Sikora, Gerhard Sikora
  • Patent number: 6135583
    Abstract: A storage unit for use in a work environment includes a base assembly, a top assembly mounted upon the base assembly, and a vertical partition assembly installed between the base assembly and the top assembly dividing a space therebetween into a first section and a second section. The vertical partition assembly may provide a vertical passage so that utilities may be passed between the top assembly to the base assembly and between the first section and the second section. A fixed shelf assembly with an upper vertical partition assembly installed between the fixed shelf assembly and the top assembly may divide an upper space between the fixed shelf assembly and the top assembly into a first upper section and a second upper section. A lower vertical partition assembly is installed between the base and the fixed shelf assembly may divide a lower space between the base assembly and the fixed shelf assembly into a first lower section and a second lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Inc.
    Inventors: David Eric Simon, Jess Allen Sorel, Christopher Lyle Domina, Johnson Kwoksum Chow, Lewis Mark Epstein, Stephen Don Wahl
  • Patent number: 6062150
    Abstract: A system for producing three-dimensional structures, especially shelving with preferably vertical uprights to which structural components, especially shelves, are releasably attachable, in which the uprights pass through drillings or recesses in the structural components. There are connecting inserts which can be arranged in the region of a drilling or recess in a structural component and secured to the latter via the uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Gunther Sikora
    Inventors: Gunther Sikora, Gerhard Sikora
  • Patent number: 5947036
    Abstract: A shelving system features two spaced apart pairs of support rods deployed roughly vertically with a number of shelf assemblies supported thereby. Each shelf assembly is constructed from an open ended, molded polymer shelf having two openings in the upper surface adjacent to each of the open ends, and two suspension inserts engageable within the open ends. Each suspension insert has a pair of vertical bores, aligned with the openings when assembled, which are configured for forming suspension joints with the support rods. Since the precision vertical bores are contained within the separate suspension inserts, the main body of the shelf can be molded by techniques employing primarily longitudinal movement of mold parts, i.e., along the longest dimension of the shelves. In a preferred embodiment, each shelf is formed with support elements of closed cross-section extending along most or all of its length. Also disclosed is a snap-on drawer assembly for attachment to the underside of one of the shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Z A G Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Roni Cohen
  • Patent number: 5941183
    Abstract: A table top structure, especially for use in exhibition booths, can include a sectional table top supported by a knock-down support framework that includes vertical pipes and horizontal pipes connected together by tubular sockets. Each socket has plural radial projections for telescopic insertion into the horizontal pipes. The table structure can include vertical partitions that may be either rigid panels or flexible fabric panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Formosa Saint Jose, Corp.
    Inventor: Yang Ming-Shun
  • Patent number: 5901652
    Abstract: A modular furniture unit includes vertical panel members which are fixed to a horizontally planar base panel and a horizontally planar top panel. In a first embodiment two coplanar vertical panel members are fixed to a vertical support panel by pins received through the support panel, and the horizontal panels are fixed to the vertical panels by bolts which are secured by rotatable cams in the vertical panels. In a second embodiment two vertical panel members are provided with interengaging vertical slots so that they can be fitted together at right angles without any support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Magination, Inc.
    Inventor: Marina C. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5746139
    Abstract: An adjustable storage rack system includes at least two shelf assemblies arranged generally parallel to each other in a step-like configuration such that the shelf assemblies are at least partially overlapping, stackable supports for supporting the shelf assemblies and allowing the height of the shelf assemblies to be varied, and connectors for connecting the shelf assemblies. Each shelf assembly includes a pair of slidably connected horizontal members which allow the width of the shelf assemblies to be adjusted and each horizontal member further includes a molded end portion containing a plurality of bore holes which allow the amount of overlap between the shelf assemblies to be adjusted, thereby allowing the depth of the rack to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Robert Villanueva
  • Patent number: 5598791
    Abstract: A shelving apparatus includes at least one shelf, several elongate channel leg members, each channel leg member having a substantially U-shaped cross-section, two of each of the leg members forming a leg member pair, several shelving support elements for each shelf, each shelving support element having channel leg member entry portions for mounting within one of the channel leg members, and having shelf support portions extending between the two channel leg members in each leg member pair, where the leg member pairs are positioned substantially vertically upright in a spaced apart straight line series, and where the shelf members are placed on top of the shelf support portions so that the shelf members extend longitudinally through the series of leg member pairs, The apparatus preferably additionally includes end cap anchor members for securing to top and bottom ends of the channel leg member pairs for bolting to an adjacent structure for added apparatus stability,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Inventor: Alva R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5407262
    Abstract: A system of office furniture and files including combinations of tubular leg and other vertical and lateral members interconnected by orthogonal joint connectors and channels to structurally strengthen and aesthetically appoint the furniture pieces. The channels require no special mounting or alignment and are automatically positioned and retained to the tubular members and joint connectors. The channels include spaced upper and lower holes at each end, one of the holes being substantially equal to the outer diameter of the tubular member while the other hole is substantially equal to the inner diameter whereby the larger hole is positioned and slid over the tubular member and the smaller hole is rigidly sandwiched between an end of the tubular member and the connector joint whereby the channels are thereby and automatically positioned and rigidly retained in fixed, predetermined relationship to the tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Sunsor, Inc.
    Inventors: Sorensen C. Christian, Scott W. Clausen
  • Patent number: 5291838
    Abstract: A packaging system for components of a computing system includes an external, modularized, ecto-skeletal support frame for supporting a plurality of uniformly, horizontally dimensioned cabinets in stacked arrangement. The support frame is formed from a plurality of support shelves that form the support platforms for the cabinets. Separating and support shelves are support sleeves, that can be of variable lengths in order to accommodate the varying vertical dimensions of the cabinets held by the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Tandem Computers Incorporated
    Inventors: Joerg U. Ferchau, Robert E. Smith, Hoa Pham, Victor Trujillo, Randall J. Diaz, Josonando Joson