With Partition Patents (Class 108/60)
  • Patent number: 11000125
    Abstract: A configurable computer workstation has a base unit and at least one expansion unit, the units having height-adjustable legs and horizontal beams. A connecting structure hingedly and removably connects the expansion unit to the base unit to permit repositioning of the third height-adjustable leg spatially in a horizontal plane relative to the first and second height-adjustable legs. A clampable monitor mount is clampable on one of the beams and is infinitely adjustable along a length of the beam. Motorized height adjustment structures on the units are synchronized for adjusting height of the beams by the same amount in the same direction upon operation of a common control. The workstation is thereby modular, expandable and reconfigurable to permit configuring the workstation to accommodate physical space, ergonomics and the tasks to be performed at the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory David Patrick, Maurice Franciscus Zwinkels, Vivian Francesca Dall'Armi
  • Patent number: 10934093
    Abstract: Embodiments provide shelves, bracket systems, automated picker robots, totes, and other features that may be used with delivery vehicle configurations that have automated cargo areas. A delivery vehicle may include a picking robot that selectively retrieves packages for delivery without requiring substantial human intervention for locating those packages. The cargo area of the delivery vehicle may further comprise a plurality of customizable shelving units that generate custom-sized shelves for packages. The shelves may include a plurality of individually movable shelf brackets having retaining members that pivot between an extended and retracted position to hold the package in place and to enable the picking robot to retrieve the package from the shelf. Another embodiment provides for a tote having a drive mechanism to hold letters so that a letter may be automatically retrieved from the cargo area and provided at a delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc
    Inventor: Julio Gil
  • Patent number: 10716412
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display rack system. The display rack system includes a support mechanism having first and second ends. The support mechanism may be configured to be attached to a surface at the first and second ends. The display rack system may also include a track mounted onto the support mechanism. The display rack system may also include a plurality of cardholders attached to the track. Each of the first plurality of cardholders may be configured to independently slide laterally relative to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Elvis Pena
  • Patent number: 10655349
    Abstract: A combination of a covered, raised corner desk and seating area and walk-up corner bar provides a degree of security and privacy while encouraging working together and meeting with persons standing at the outside of the bar/desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel John Krivens
  • Patent number: 10613596
    Abstract: A computer including a desk portion with a first part and a second part pivotally connected to each other; a set of foldable legs connected to the desk portion; and a computer hardware integrated into the desk portion by damping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Unevn Oy
    Inventors: Santeri Rinkinen, Aleksi Rinkinen
  • Patent number: 10604342
    Abstract: A wall includes first and second shelves defining a space therebetween and each have bottom and top surfaces, the top being planar and smooth between induction and outlet sides. A track assembly on the bottom of the first shelf defines guides parallel with the induction and outlet sides and defining sequential slots. A partition has top and bottom portions telescopically coupled for relative vertical translation between a first position, where pins of the bottom portion anchor within receptacles of the second shelf, and a second position, in which the pins are remote from the receptacles. Rollers coupled to the top portion roll along the guides to translate the partition therealong. Locking members opposite the rollers each slide along a latch structure between a locked position in which a locking pin resides within one of the slots and an unlocked position in which the locking pin is remote from each slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaemi Cheri Tiangco Bermudez, Mangesh Kolharkar, Doug Bryan, Darryl Jensen
  • Patent number: 10448734
    Abstract: A table assembly comprising a table including a top member and at least a first leg support member, the top member forming a substantially flat top surface and circumscribed by an outer edge, the at least one leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock secured to the top member and forming an elongated channel having a dock length dimension and at least a first display panel circumscribed by a panel edge and having at least one straight edge having a panel length dimension, the dock length dimension less than panel length dimension, wherein at least a portion of the straight edge of the panel is receivable within the dock channel with the panel extending out the open first and second ends of the channel to support the panel in a substantially upright orientation with at least a portion of the display panel extending to a height above the flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Battey, Sean M. Corcorran, Timothy Elms, Jeffrey Coffey, Duck Young Kong, Brett Robert Kincaid, Mark William Schoolmeester, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas Overthun, Jake Eisner, Cody Jay Holstege, Michael Skibinski
  • Patent number: 10292490
    Abstract: A table assembly comprising a top member forming a substantially flat top surface circumscribed by an outer edge and at least a first leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock secured to the top member and forming an elongated channel having a dock length dimension and at least a first display panel circumscribed by a panel edge and having at least one straight edge having a panel length dimension, the dock length dimension less than panel length dimension, wherein at least a portion of the straight edge of the panel is receivable within the dock channel with the panel extending out the open first and second ends of the channel to support the panel in a substantially upright orientation with at least a portion of the display panel extending to a height above the flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Battey, Jake Eisner, Cody Jay Holstege, Michael Skibinski, Sean M. Corcorran, Timothy Elms, Jeffrey Coffey, Duck Young Kong, Brett Robert Kincaid, Mark William Schoolmeester, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas Overthun
  • Patent number: 9975307
    Abstract: A piece of furniture such as a standing desk is constructed of intersecting folded prisms provided with a novel slot joint system which affords lateral and torsional stability, simplicity, and long life to such furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Zachary Rotholz
  • Patent number: 9887527
    Abstract: A floor box for housing electrical components includes a bottom and a plurality of walls extending from the bottom to at least partially define an interior and to at least partially define a central opening accessible to a user. A top plate having an inner portion at least partially defining a first wiring compartment facing the central opening and a second wiring compartment facing the central opening is connected to at least one of the plurality of walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas L. Scanzillo, Michael J. Marchetti, Christopher A. Carbone, Ryan G. Papageorge
  • Patent number: 9737142
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a furniture system and a method for arranging the same capable of improving a space efficiency using a rectangular pillar. In accordance with the present invention, a plurality of tables can be arranged efficiently in a limited space without sacrificing the convenience and privacy of the users of the tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Choong Chul Cho
  • Patent number: 9627664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module including a base plate on which unit modules, each with two or more secondary batteries therein, are stacked in a vertically erected state, a pair of end plates disposed in tight contact with outer surfaces of outermost unit modules while bottoms of the end plates are fixed to the base plate, and supporting bars connected between opposite sides of upper or side parts of the end plates so as to support the end plates, wherein each of the end plates includes a main body contacting a corresponding one of the unit modules, and a top wall, a bottom wall, and a pair of side walls protruding outward from the perimeter of the main body, the thickness of each of the side walls being increased from the top to the bottom wall, thereby dispersing pressure (bending load) from the unit modules and the supporting bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: YeonSeok Choo, Jin Kyu Lee, Ye Hoon Im, Kwanyong Kim
  • Patent number: 9492009
    Abstract: A rack for holding articles, components, parts and other such items and further being collapsible and stackable upon other similar racks whether any of the racks are in an upright or collapsed position. The rack includes a shelf and a plurality of leg assemblies distributed about the shelf perimeter, the leg assemblies each having a leg footer, a leg member, and a slider pivot bearing joining the proximal ends of the leg footer and leg member thereby constraining relative motion between the leg footer and leg member to two degrees of freedom. Embodiments of the rack further include retaining tabs on the leg member and corresponding notches on the leg footer to lock leg members in the upright position. Pairs of leg assemblies may be connected by primary connecting frame elements forming a portion of the perimeter, with the pairs being connected by secondary connecting frame elements forming another portion of the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA LOGISTICS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki Naka, Nobuhiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 9427081
    Abstract: A rotating storage rack including a base and a plurality of vertically stacked shelves allows high storage density for shoes, boots, and other footwear, as well as miscellaneous wardrobe accessories, including purses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: William R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 9352201
    Abstract: A rotatable football goalpost is provided comprising a mounting structure; a gooseneck, the gooseneck comprising an outer tubular member having first and second portions, each of the first and second portions of the outer tubular member having first and second ends, the first end of the first portion of the outer tubular member being secured to the mounting structure, the second end of the first portion of the outer tubular member releasably engaging the first end of the second portion of the outer tubular member such that the second portion of the outer tubular member is structured to rotate relative to the first portion of the outer tubular member; a cross bar attached to the second end of the second portion of the outer tubular member; and a pair of upright members extending from the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ABT, INC.
    Inventors: William Kress Query, Jr., Larry Theodore Tucker, Timothy Harold Wallace, Christopher Charles Cucchiara, Christopher Edward Brafford, Frank Sherrill
  • Patent number: 9307837
    Abstract: A partially recessed, fully enclosed wall cabinet for storage of water closet personal items is disclosed. The wall cabinet described here is specifically designed to accommodate the size, shape, and quantity of personal items needed for access by a person sitting on the toilet. It uses empty space between wall studs to provide storage volume for personal items, but extends the storage volume slightly outward into the water closet area in order to enable storage of such items without deformation. The user may configure the dividers to provide a customized configuration of storage compartments. The outer doors of the invention keep all stored contents protected from general view as well as contamination, but allow simple access. The invention also enables exchange of the dividers for a trash receptacle for discrete, enclosed disposal of non-flushable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald Lynn Wood
  • Patent number: 9301419
    Abstract: An assembly structure for a server hard disk back panel includes a server chassis; a plurality of hard disk frames disposed inside the server chassis; and a back panel disposed between the server chassis and the hard disk frame. A hook is disposed, corresponding to the back panel, on a side edge of each of the two side portions of each hard disk frame. The hooks of any two adjacent hard disk frames are disposed adjacent to each other correspondingly. The back panel includes a plurality of hook holes, and a respective one of the hook holes is corresponding to each two adjacent hooks. Each of the hook holes includes two contact edges corresponding to each other at two sides and includes a hook edge between the two contact edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Kun-Sheng Tsai, Wei-Shih Wu, Yong-Cong Chen
  • Patent number: 9078515
    Abstract: An interior design unit is provided including five planar members, each having a tetragon shape and removably attached to at least one other planar member, wherein each of planar members includes four through holes for receiving a connector for attachment to at least one other interior design unit, and wherein each through hole is positioned at substantially equal distance from an adjacent corner of the planar member. An interior design system is also provided including a plurality of modular units and at least one connector for removable attachment of one modular unit to one other modular unit, wherein each modular unit has a plurality of planar members removably connected to each other, wherein each of the planar members includes a plurality of through holes, and wherein the connector is received in any of the through holes in the planar members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Rukshan Keragala
  • Publication number: 20150123531
    Abstract: A modular desking system for an open plan office environment provides a variety of highly stable and variously configurable component parts which can be modularly combined with one another to provide a wide variety of desking styles and sizes. The user may decide among many options for linking various desking system assemblies with one another to create a larger desking assembly well suited to various open-plan office spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Keith E. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20150053121
    Abstract: A modular conference table allows meeting participants and office staff to quickly and effectively change the length of the conference table as the needs of the meeting participants change. The present invention includes a tabletop assembly including a first end-top, a second end-top, and a modular insert top. Additionally, modular conference table includes a leg assembly upholding the tabletop assembly. The legs assembly includes two terminal supports and center supports. The modular conference table can be expanded in order to accommodate the needs of the user by adding an additional number of modular insert tops, modesty panels, and center supports. Thus, the invention allows attendees of meetings and office staff to adjust the size of a conference table according to the size of the space or the needs of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: REGENCY SEATING, INC.
    Inventor: AARON SUMMERVILLE
  • Patent number: 8960103
    Abstract: Apparatus (2) for housing a product comprising a frame (4) mounted on or in a surface; and a member (6) moveable within the frame (4) and for securing the product wherein the member (6) is moveable between a first position in which the product is concealed from view and a second position in which the product is in view and accessible by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hills Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Nathan Arthur Tranter, Terrence Paul Brown
  • Publication number: 20140345502
    Abstract: Workspace dividing partition resting via a lower edge on the top face of a wall forming a work surface and incorporating a device for attaching the partition to the work surface. The partition includes placement means comprising a translationary mobile branch which with the lower edge of the partition forms a clamp type mechanism situated on either side of an external overhang of the work surface, wherein the branch is able to move between a position in which it presses with contact against the underside of the work surface in order to attach the partition, and a position distant from the underside in order to release the partition. The partition also includes placement control means, situated near said the overhang and reproducing, in a direction appearing parallel to the work surface, the movement and positioning of the mobile branch with respect to the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Steelcase S.A.
    Inventor: Daniel Flanet
  • Publication number: 20140318423
    Abstract: A privacy panel between abutting ends of worksurfaces and a novel arrangement with an upwardly opening channel to securely hold then upwardly extending panel, preferably, a panel of glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: INSCAPE CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Parshad
  • Publication number: 20140312754
    Abstract: A worksurface assembly includes a base having an interior, a first support column supported by the base, a first worksurface coupled to the first support column and cantilevered outwardly from the base, a second support column supported by the base and a second worksurface coupled to the second support column and cantilevered outwardly from the base. A cable guide including a plurality of links is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: SAM HECHT, Phillip Von Lintel, Ralph James Farrer, Paul Gartland, Noel Carrillo, Andrew Squires, Martin P. Bloomfield, John F. Aldrich
  • Publication number: 20140060395
    Abstract: A table includes a base and a table top that is movably disposed at the base and is movable relative to the base between a generally centered position, where the table top is generally centered at the base, and an extended position, where the table top is extended from the base. A braking device may be operable to retain the table top relative to the base in selected positions between the generally centered position and the extended position and to allow for movement of the table top relative to the base between the generally centered position and the extended position. The braking device may include a braking element that engages a braking rail to limit movement of the table top relative to the base. The table tops of two separated tables may be selectively joined when extended towards one another and separated when centered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Joel T. Ruiter, Robert J. Bockheim
  • Publication number: 20130291768
    Abstract: A collapsible dual sided privacy carrel designed to reduce distractibility in academic and work place settings accomplishes this through the use of bilaterally positioned hinged panels and a central section with an open viewing area. The present invention securely deploys atop a work surface providing a user with a personal privacy partition in academic and work place environments. After use the apparatus quickly collapses to a compact state allowing for facilitated storage. The present invention comprises a central section, a first panel, a second panel, a first hinge, and a second hinge. The first panel and the second panel each comprise a peripheral vision obstruction, a section hinge, and a ground contacting section. The central section comprises a viewing area and a support section. The configuration of these components and subcomponents provides users with a private study carrel that effectively obscures laterally positioned distractions while in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Kiskis, Ronald Dean Zerrer
  • Patent number: 8539887
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, adjustable voting booth adapted to provide a single structure which can be used as a standard sized voting booth as well as a voting booth that is usable by wheel chair bound individuals is provided. The voting booth includes a privacy booth support structure rotatably attached to a main body support structure and a privacy booth. The main body support structure comprises a pair of vertically extending frames, each attaching to the privacy booth support structure along a first end and rotatably attaching to a lower base frame assembly along a second end for providing vertical height adjustment. The voting booth is also adapted to be nestable with like shaped voting booths therefore eliminating the need for excessive storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Naztec International Group, LLC
    Inventor: Mohamed Pazhoor
  • Patent number: 8317040
    Abstract: A magnetic divider system for forming one or more sub-compartments to isolate and organize articles therewithin in the interior region of a compartment having a ferruginous surface is provided. The magnetic divider system includes at least one rail member for defining one or more sub-compartments in the interior region of the compartment, the rail members having a base portion, a distal portion, and a channel extending therethrough. The magnetic divider system further includes one or more attachment members comprising magnets for fixedly restraining the rail members in the interior region of the compartment. The attachment members are disposed in the channel to magnetically attract the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment to, in turn, restrainably affix the at least one rail member to the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Lanning
  • Patent number: 8287060
    Abstract: A metal cabinet assembly has first and second opposed side walls and at least one shelf interposed between the first and second side walls. The shelf has a first planar member including at least one elongated slot formed through the first planar member. A second member includes a first wall which extends from the first planar member. A first curved portion is formed between the first wall and the first planar member wherein the first wall has at least one key-shaped opening formed through the first planar wall and substantially aligned with the elongated slot. The key-shaped opening has various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Metal Fabricating Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard J. Golias, Jr., Robert J. Golias, Gary W. James, Gary R. Kish, Bernard J. Golias, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20120103235
    Abstract: A modular conference table allows meeting participants and office staff to quickly and effectively change the length of the conference table as the needs of the meeting participants change. The present invention includes a tabletop assembly including a first end-top, a second end-top, and a modular insert top. Additionally, modular conference table includes a leg assembly upholding the tabletop assembly. The legs assembly includes two terminal supports and center supports. The modular conference table can be expanded in order to accommodate the needs of the user by adding an additional number of modular insert tops, modesty panels, and center supports. Thus, the invention allows attendees of meetings and office staff to adjust the size of a conference table according to the size of the space or the needs of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: REGENCY SEATING, INC.
    Inventor: AARON SUMMERVILLE
  • Patent number: 8074580
    Abstract: There is provided a housing apparatus in and out of which a keyboard and a mouse can be put and taken. The housing apparatus includes a keyboard housing section 11 that houses a keyboard in a vertical position, and a mouse housing section 18 on which a mouse can be placed, the mouse housing section 18 provided integrally with the keyboard housing section 11. The mouse housing section 18 allows mouses to be placed on both sides of the keyboard housing section 11. The keyboard housing section 11 is formed of a pair of supporting frames 12 that stand parallel to each other with a gap therebetween, and the mouse housing section 18 is formed of a flat plate 14 to which the lower ends of the supporting frames 12 are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
    Inventor: Motonari Chinuki
  • Patent number: 7895953
    Abstract: A structural support for supporting a food guard shield includes first and second spaced apart sheet-like arms and at least one spacer positioned between the sheet-like arms. The first and second sheet-like arms can be securely connected to each other or to the at least one spacer to form a substantially rigid structure for supporting the food guard shield. The support can have a variety of shapes, including shapes resembling alphanumeric character and logos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Elemental Ideas, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jose Orlando Matus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7789025
    Abstract: A desk or table assembly includes a support member such as a worksurface, and an upright member, which may be in the form of a privacy screen, adjacent an edge of the worksurface. The upright member is interconnected with the support member using a mounting arrangement including a spring to apply a constant upward biasing force on the upright member. The spring resists downward forces applied to the upright member, and assist upward forces applied to the upright member. The spring counterbalances the weight of the upright member so that the upright member is retained at a desired position when moved to the desired position thereto by either a downward or upward external force applied to the upright member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice G. Michaud, II, Michael J. Mastalir, Gregory R. Rentfrow, Lon D. Seidl
  • Patent number: 7784413
    Abstract: Embodiments of a rack assembly for housing cages comprise at least one shelf, the shelf having a shelf section comprising a runner capable of being positioned in a least a first position and a second position. The shelf section is constructed and arranged to accommodate two cages having a first and second widths when the runner is positioned in the first position. The shelf section is constructed and arranged to accommodate a single cage having a third width when the runner is in a second position, the first and second widths being less than the third width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Lab Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George S. Gabriel, Neil E. Campbell, Dale Murray, Rodney Gerringer, Lynn Irwin, Bill Crites
  • Patent number: 7748803
    Abstract: A horizontal dispensing container comprising a base, opposed side structures including vertically spaced support members for slidably supporting removable, hinged shelves, and opposed rectangular frames is provided. The rectangular frames define openings on front and rear sides of the container through which parts may be loaded onto the slidable shelves inside the container. At least some of the movable shelves have front and rear sections separated by a hinge, the front section being pivotal downwardly to allow access to parts on the rear section of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Bazany, Barnia L. Scruggs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7721659
    Abstract: An improved support element for a shelf divider, label, and sign holder system. The support element includes a substantially U-shaped rigid plastic shell which may be adhesively affixed to the upper surface of a shelf to support a shelf divider. The support element includes elongated flexible ridges or beads within a support element channel, the free ends of which are spaced from and face the interior surface that defines the channel. The ridges are compressible to exert a gripping force on the item to be retained. The support element can also be part of a label and sign holder system. Both a single and double-facing support element is provided to interact with a label holder locking strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Fast Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacob Fast
  • Patent number: 7677182
    Abstract: A work space assembly for use by a pair of people where the pair of people include first and second persons, the system providing each of the first and second persons with a private space and also providing a shared space to be shared by the pair of people during collaboration, the assembly comprising an enclosure wall having first and second distal wall edges that are within an opening plane, the enclosure wall forming a station space including one open side between the distal edges, a rear portion of the enclosure wall spaced a station depth from the opening plane, the enclosure wall having an enclosure height of at least forty-eight inches, divider components including a table top having a table top length dimension between first and second oppositely facing ends and a table height of between 44 and 55 inches and wherein, divider components are positioned with the table top length dimension substantially perpendicular to the rear portion of the enclosure wall and extending therefrom toward the opening plan
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Karl H. Mueller, David K. Jones, James N. Ludwig, Brett R. Kincaid, John R. Hamilton, Colin L. Nourie
  • Publication number: 20100006011
    Abstract: A novel multi-purpose, portable, and flexible working table. More in particular it addresses the make up of a novel all purpose portable work table which can be used to rigidly secure material to perform in any direction such actions as cutting, welding, soldering, gluing, painting, and mitering. The invention presented herein, addressing the object of creating a flexible work table with multiple subcomponents to work on materials of different widths and lengths and at different heights. In addition, this novel invention is comprised of a top surface of which certain parts are removable and which will allow the removed sections to be reconnected at a lower elevation than the stationary sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Felix Cruz
  • Patent number: 7568582
    Abstract: Medicine caddies store and organize medicines. A bottom tier with a first shelf, a first wall, and a first divider is slidably and rotatably mounted on a base. A second tier with a second shelf, a second wall, and a second divider is attached to the first wall. Barriers enclose the sides of the first and second walls. Cutouts present in the middle of the first and second walls allow divider hooks on the dividers to be slidably and removably attached to the first and second walls. Barrier slots in the top of the barriers slidably and removably receive barrier hooks attached to the dividers. A second embodiment has a rotation joint between the first and second walls and has its dividers slidably attached to only the first and second walls. Tabs are provided as a perforated sheet and are attached to the barriers by tab holders to identify medicines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Stuart Berger
  • Patent number: 7484465
    Abstract: A furniture storage unit, and method of construction, configured to include one or more storage compartments each having dimensions (e.g., height and width) which can be readily varied by a user. The storage unit is configured to enable a user to arrange one or more compartments in a wide variety of configurations or patterns within the storage unit to optimize utility and aesthetic appeal. A storage compartment is formed by a suspended web of elongate flexible material having first and second hanger members respectively secured to the web at locations spaced along the web length. The first and second hanger members are configured to be supported by one or more rails at respective first and second locations longitudinally spaced along the rails. The hanger members suspend the web so that first and second spaced web portions hang substantially vertically bridged by an intermediate web portion suitable for supporting various objects, e.g., books.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Todd Laby
  • Publication number: 20080302279
    Abstract: A modular bookshelf system is disclosed. The bookshelf system comprises a top shelf, at least one intermediate shelf, a base shelf, and a plurality of modular side walls. The plurality of side walls are slidingly supported and slidingly engaged between the base shelf and the at least one intermediate shelf and between the top shelf and the at least one intermediate shelf. Each of the plurality of side walls comprises a generally vertical end wall and back wall, and is configured to slidingly engage with and adjust along a plurality of lengthwise slots formed in each of the top shelf, bottom shelf, and at least one intermediate shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Robert T. Clifton
  • Patent number: 7452039
    Abstract: A shelf for a cabinet includes a planar member and a ramp extending at an obtuse angle from the planar member. The ramp includes a key-shaped opening formed in the ramp for receiving a divider wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Metal Fabricating Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard J. Golias, Jr., Robert J. Golias, Gary W. James, Gary R. Kish, Bernard J. Golias, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7377078
    Abstract: A workstation (desk) 7 that can be assembled or disassembled without the use of tools or fasteners, mounted on casters 40, with adjustable integrated privacy enclosure panels 8, 10, 12, 14. In an open plan work environment a user of the workstation (desk) can create private, semi private and open personal workspace by pivoting the integrated privacy enclosure panels 8, 10, 12, 14, easily roll the workstation (desk) 7 to another location without disturbing other workstations (desks) 7, and create new workstation (desk) 7 configurations by connecting workstation together using the integrated privacy enclosure panels 8, 10, 12, 14 as common connecting elements. Thus a considerably more versatile workstation is provided that can enable users the ability to immediately create a multitude of workstation configurations and arrangements to suit their long term and immediate needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Michael John Golino, Zlatan Vukosavljevic
  • Publication number: 20070277708
    Abstract: A desktop including a first portion and a diagonal portion oriented diagonally with respect to the first portion. Both the first portion and diagonal portion each have a top surface, a bottom surface opposite said top surface, a plurality of side surfaces, and first and second longitudinal axes, respectively, that substantially bisect each portion. The first portion and diagonal portion are oriented so that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are diagonal to one another. The desktop also includes a return portion having a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and a plurality of side surfaces. The return portion is joined with the first portion and has a third longitudinal axis that substantially bisects the top surface of the return portion. The third longitudinal axis is substantially perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: David A. Murray
  • Publication number: 20070266911
    Abstract: A puzzle building platform and method of supporting a puzzle are disclosed. The puzzle building platform can include a first surface piece with a substantially flat top surface and at least one bar-like member cooperative with and mountable in a relatively fixed orientation with respect to the first surface piece to at least one of: (i) establish a boundary approximate to the dimensions of a puzzle to be assembled on the first surface; or (ii) temporarily hold puzzle pieces in convenient view to be assembled in a puzzle on the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Laura Lee
  • Patent number: 7128379
    Abstract: A storage unit having a back panel, a top panel attached to the back panel, a bottom panel attached to the back panel, a pair of opposing side panels attached to the back, top and bottom panels so as to define a housing having an interior, and a plurality of shelf members positioned within the interior of the housing and arranged in a vertically oriented fashion. The shelf members are removably mounted to the back panel and opposing side panels. The storage unit further comprises a plurality of divider members removably positioned between (i) each pair of consecutive shelf members, (ii) the top panel and an uppermost shelf member and (iii) the bottom panel and a lowermost shelf member. The divider members define a plurality of compartments. In one embodiment, the compartments function as drawer-receiving spaces wherein each drawer-receiving space is sized for receiving a corresponding drawer. Each divider member can be repositioned to provide compartments of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Platt and LaBonia Co.
    Inventors: Vincent LaBonia, Jr., John Szalan, Brian Moulder, Peter Corrado
  • Patent number: 7124897
    Abstract: A product fronting assembly and method for fronting product is provided. In some embodiments, the assembly includes a base having a bottom, a front, a rear, and opposite sides. The assembly can also include a frame slidable within the base and having a front at least partially defining a handle and opposed sides coupled to the front of the frame. The opposed sides can be spaced a distance apart and between which product upon the base is received, and can be positioned to rest and slide upon the bottom and/or sides of the base. In some embodiments, the frame also includes a rear coupled to the opposed sides and movable by movement of the front of the frame to front product in the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Rafael T. Bustos
  • Patent number: 7117802
    Abstract: A shield for a cubicle including an at least partially opaque covering suspended over the cubicle such that the environmental parameters are attenuated, and a frame for supporting the at least partially opaque covering, thereby providing protection for the cubicle user against environmental parameters. Alternatively, a frameless shield may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Dale Hoke, Jr., Paul Rony
  • Patent number: 7093546
    Abstract: An integrated “T” assembly combines into a single integrated assembly, a track portion along both sides of a divider. The T assembly may have a wide-base portion, which may include a spring-urged-pusher track, on one side of the divider and a narrow-base portion on the opposite side of the divider. An offset pusher may have an upper portion that is offset, via an angled offset portion, from a lower portion of the pusher. Additional supporting bases, any of which may include spring-urged-pusher tracks and/or a spring-urged pusher, may be used under a wide product. Left and right side finisher components may be paired with T assemblies near the sides of a merchandise-display shelf. The T assembly, base, and/or end finishers may be coupled to a front rail via a complimentary tongue and groove arrangement and/or a non-slidable engagement, such as mating teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 7028852
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a merchandising system. The merchandising system includes a first divider, a second divider, and a third divider. The merchandising system further includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector couples the first divider and the second divider. The first connector provides for selective size adjustability between the first divider and the second divider. The second connector couples the second divider and the third divider. The second connector provides for selective size adjustability between the second divider and the third divider. The connector may be provided in a variety of configurations, including teeth configured to engage with the divider. The connector may alternatively include a flexible member configured to engage and disengage with the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: DCI Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen E. Johnson, M. Scott Bryson