Sorting Type Patents (Class 211/10)
  • Patent number: 10426264
    Abstract: A portable organizer system, including a base, a column coupled to the base, a plurality of receivers coupled to the column, wherein each receiver in the plurality of receivers includes a back element adapted to couple to the column and having a lower edge, and an angled planar element sharing the lower edge of the back element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Teri Kramer
  • Patent number: 10264701
    Abstract: An example multi-configuration bay for housing resource modules for a computing device. The multi-configuration bay includes a common bay and an adaptor that may be removably installed within the common bay. The common bay includes first rails on its top and bottom walls, the first rails being to hold resource modules in vertically oriented installed-positions within the common bay. The adaptor includes second rails on its side walls, the second rails being configured to hold resource modules in horizontally oriented installed-positions within the common bay (when the adaptor is installed in the common bay).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: John Norton
  • Patent number: 10178908
    Abstract: A hexagon storage rack includes a top wall, a bottom wall, two upper side walls, and two lower side walls. Each upper side wall is inclined and has a main wall portion and at least one protruding portion. Each lower side wall is inclined and has a main wall section and at least one engaging hole formed in the main wall section. The protruding portion has a head segment and a connecting segment having a cross-section which is smaller than that of the head segment. The engaging hole has an extension hole section having a minimum width which is larger than a maximum width of the cross-section of the head segment, and a positioning hole section having a minimum width which is smaller than the maximum width of the cross-section of the head segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CHIN JWU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Hsien Tseng
  • Patent number: 9943166
    Abstract: A collapsible shelf assembly includes a plurality of uprights. Each of the uprights is selectively positioned between a collapsed position and an extended position. A plurality of shelves is provided and each of the shelves is slidably coupled between an associated pair of the uprights. Each of the shelves may support an object. Each of the uprights is selectively positioned between a maximum distance apart from each other and a minimum distance apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Wendy Cleary
  • Patent number: 9615640
    Abstract: A personal items retrieval system including, at least, a first receptacle for receiving a specific first personal item, a first receptacle label that identifies the specific first personal item, a second receptacle for receiving a specific second personal item, and a second receptacle label that identifies the specific second personal item. Including an individual, separate receptacle as well as a label for a specific item on each receptacle provides a visual cue that an item may be misplaced, for example before the owner needs the item. Each specific personal item is uniquely paired with a receptacle and a label, thereby providing a convenient indication of whether the specific personal item is within its designated location, or whether the specific personal item may need to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FINDER ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Rainer J. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9371952
    Abstract: A portable organizer system, comprising a base, a column coupled to the base, a plurality of receivers coupled to the column, wherein each receiver in the plurality of receivers includes a back element adapted to couple to the column and having a lower edge, and an angled planar element sharing the lower edge of the back element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Teri Kramer
  • Patent number: 9115484
    Abstract: A magnetic accessory attachment device for a sink that provides the ability to utilize a device to attach any one of an assorted set of accessories to the sidewalls, rim, or base of a sink. The magnetic accessory attachment device can have a magnet disposed within a body. The accessory can have a ferromagnetic material that is attracted to the magnet when brought into proximity with the magnetic accessory attachment device. Examples of suitable accessories include a cup, drain stopper, hook, small shelf, sponge holder, etc. The sink can also include a ferromagnetic material that is attracted to the magnet when brought into proximity with the magnetic accessory attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Evan Allen Fulford, Daniel Keating Childs
  • Patent number: 8925745
    Abstract: A shelf-type display module includes a carrier tray assembly including a carrier tray having a top, a bottom, a plurality of tracks and at least one light. The plurality of tracks protrude from the top of the carrier tray and the at least one light is mounted to the bottom of the carrier tray. An insert tray includes a main body having components for holding products for display and components for mating with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray. The components of the main body that mate with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray slide along the plurality of tracks from a right side to a left side of the carrier tray or from the left side to the right side of the carrier tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, William Y. Stafford, Erin L. Zobel, Timothy J. Martell, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 8896322
    Abstract: A method for dispensing and detecting solid pharmaceutical articles includes: forcing an article through a dispensing channel and past a sensor configured and positioned to detect the article passing through the dispensing channel, wherein the article includes one of the solid pharmaceutical articles; generating a detection signal using the sensor responsive to the article passing through the dispensing channel, wherein the detection signal indicates a time that the article takes to traverse the sensor; and determining whether the article is a complete article or an article fragment responsive to a comparison of the time indicated by the detection signal and an article fragment travel time representing an expected travel time for a complete article to traverse the sensor that is determined independent of physical attributes of the solid pharmaceutical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventor: James Robert Rivenbark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8833881
    Abstract: A parts storage drawer system is described having part bin dividers that are easily adjusted by sliding the divider along a rail or divider enables changing of divider location without removal of the divider from the drawer. A parts identification card may be coupled to a divider, such as by insertion into a slot within a divider. Furthermore, a parts identification card may be inserted into and removed from a divider without removing or repositioning the divider. A parts storage drawer system may be an insert tray that may comprise one or more molded parts. The parts storage drawer system provides an organizational method for the storage, separation, identification and availability of a variety of parts through the utilization of mechanical means, including dividers having clips that extend over partitions or rails for coupling thereto. Partitions and/or rails may include a plurality of locking segments for detachably attaching dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Forte USA
    Inventors: Mark L Manniso, James L Manniso
  • Patent number: 8770416
    Abstract: A wall mountable organizer assembly is provided for storing and displaying items in an organized manner including a removable calendar. The assembly includes a back panel configured for mounting on a support surface. A perimeter wall extends around the back panel. The perimeter wall also extends forwardly from the back panel to define a back cavity. A medial panel is selectively positionable in the back cavity. A cover panel is pivotally coupled to the back panel. The cover panel covers the back cavity when the cover panel is in a closed position. The cover panel having a front face and a back face. A peripheral wall extends around the cover panel. The peripheral wall abuts the perimeter wall of the back panel when the cover panel is in the closed position. The peripheral wall forms a frame around the front face of the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Silvia M. Guida
  • Patent number: 8763818
    Abstract: A kitchen sink organizer is disclosed that provides for a housing with a sloping dish washing detergent reservoir in a bottom base area, a reservoir insert that rests inside the reservoir that allows for degrees of penetration of dish washing implements such as sponges, soap pads and the like, and a plurality of reservoir covers that are formed with open channels through which liquid can drip back into the reservoir when the washing implements are placed on the covers, and where the housing also provides for an upper storage area for sponges, scrub pads, brushes dish towels, a bar of soap, and a ring or wrist watch, and also for a plurality of swinging hanging rods and rod sleeves that are molded onto the outer walls of the housing and which a user can swing outwardly for placement of a damp dish towel or rubber cleaning gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Pargansky
  • Patent number: 8677704
    Abstract: Designed for office interior environments and layouts, there is provided a module wall system that comprises a module having a number of cavities and opposite cavities. The modules may include board plates, lateral plates, cover plates, and internal rails that are built to accommodate cables and utilities. The internal rails may be posted throughout the length of such modules and may interconnect with columns. The cavities may have cover plates positioned conveniently to form a structural, functional and decorative composition. The modules are interconnected, structured and fixed with the columns, which can be posted vertically and sitting on feet, to provide better stability. The columns are hollow and fitted with removable column cover for access to wiring or complementary accommodation of decorative objects. Modules may form various convenient work areas or cubicle layouts with functional and aesthetic environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Luciano Trindade de Sousa Monteiro
  • Patent number: 8561816
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus includes a front panel, a right side panel extending from the front panel and a left side panel extending from the front panel. A bottom panel extends from the front panel and has at least one opening. A back panel extends from the bottom panel. A first channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel. A second channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Martin, Rebecca Pelant, Tracie Kunz
  • Patent number: 8499967
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing solid articles includes a housing and at least one vacuum source. The housing defines a hopper chamber to hold the articles and a dispensing channel fluidly connected to the hopper chamber. The dispensing channel has an inlet and an outlet defining a dispensing flow path therebetween. The vacuum source is adapted to provide a vacuum pressure and induce a gas flow in the housing. The apparatus is configured to generate a forward drive gas flow from the vacuum pressure and induced gas flow, and the forward drive gas flow conveys articles through the dispensing channel along the dispensing flow path in a direction from the inlet to the outlet to dispense the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Richard D. Michelli
  • Patent number: 8408402
    Abstract: A desk organizer is adapted to be located between a computer screen and keyboard to store or locate various items of stationery. The desk organizer has an elongate body, having an upper inclined surface facing the user and a lower surface to face and abut a support surface. The elongate body is shaped having recesses to removably locate various items therein and at least one device support surface to support an IT device. The device support surfaces are positioned in the elongate body at the ends such that when a device is located on the device support surface a user can both secure and operate the IT device with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Go-Go-Station NZ Limited
    Inventor: David Bruce Ranby
  • Publication number: 20120262043
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble space organizer kit is provided, the kit comprising a plurality of slats including at least a primary slat and at least a secondary slat adapted to intersect with the primary slat within a space defined at least by side walls and a bottom surface. Each slat includes opposite ends and one or more intermediate channels located between the opposite ends. The one or more intermediate channels are adapted to interlock with one another within the space, and at least one of the ends engages with one of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen J. Lechert, JR.
  • Patent number: 8267260
    Abstract: A storage device includes a supporting frame, a storage unit, a partitioning component, and a connecting belt. The supporting frame includes a hanger and is formed with an engaging hole. The storage unit is coupled detachably to the supporting frame, and includes a bottom wall and a surrounding wall cooperating with the bottom wall to define a storage space. The partitioning component is disposed in the storage unit for dividing the storage space into at least two compartments. The connecting belt is for connecting the partitioning component to the supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Excellerate Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da-Liang Zhang, Chih-Wei Wang
  • Publication number: 20120205327
    Abstract: A particularly styled shelf of a simplified design has a unique structure and appearance from a minimum of components. The shelf may be both stackable, one shelf upon the other, for the storage of goods, and can be easily nested into a compact state, when shelves are desired to be stored or shipped. Each of the shelves has a platform with spaced apart planks upon transverse ribs, and the platform provides a smooth transition for ready storage of goods. Each shelf has two closed loop wire legs, at each end, and the legs elevate the shelf when upon another shelf or a surface. The downward end of each leg has a foot portion of less width than the handle. The foot portions may be inserted through the handle to furnish interconnection of stacked shelves, even when subject to a lifting force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael L. Gusdorf
  • Patent number: 8162156
    Abstract: An implement holder adapted to hold implements having slender, elongate handles is described. Embodiments of the implement holder comprise resilient foam in which slots for holding slender implements reside. Various embodiments are adapted to hold dental instruments, percussion implements such as drumsticks, mallets, and brushes, and artist implements such as pens, pencils, and paint brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Crisman
  • Publication number: 20120080390
    Abstract: An organizer for a desk or other surface. In one aspect, the invention can be an organizer for a surface comprising: an elongated base assembly including a clamping member and a cover member for attaching to the surface; at least one fastening device for attaching the clamping member to the surface and for attaching the cover member to the clamping member; a pair of vertical supports attached to the cover member by the fastening device; and a plurality of horizontal rods extending between the pair of vertical supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Carl H. Schulman
  • Patent number: 8096426
    Abstract: A tray assembly for supporting papers, folder, files, or smaller articles such as vouchers and ticket books includes a plurality of identical tray modules configured to be joined end to end or stacked upon one another. Each tray module includes a plurality of rectangular slots which are slanted with regards to a vertical plane which allows for easy recognition of a top sheet and simplified insertion and removal of sheets and other items to be supported within the slots of the trays. The rectangular slots of each tray module include a plurality of grooves which can receive separators for dividing the rectangular slots into multiple compartments. Additionally, each rectangular slot includes a stop flange, and wherein the stop flanges of the rectangular slots can be used to attach individual tray modules to a vertical surface such as a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos Vivas
  • Patent number: 8054086
    Abstract: A method for dispensing and detecting solid pharmaceutical articles includes: forcing an article through a dispensing channel and past a sensor configured and positioned to detect the article passing through the dispensing channel, wherein the article includes one of the solid pharmaceutical articles; generating a detection signal using the sensor responsive to the article passing through the dispensing channel, wherein the detection signal indicates a time that the article takes to traverse the sensor; and determining whether the article is a complete article or an article fragment responsive to a comparison of the time indicated by the detection signal and an article fragment travel time representing an expected travel time for a complete article to traverse the sensor that is determined independent of physical attributes of the solid pharmaceutical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventor: James Robert Rivenbark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8038019
    Abstract: A jump rope cart assembly includes a frame having a base portion, a hanger portion and a plurality of indicium. The hanger portion, which includes a plurality of holders, is supported by the base portion. The plurality of indicium is disposed on the frame. Each of the plurality of is adapted to correspond to a length of jump rope. The jump rope cart assembly further includes a plurality of jump rope of different lengths disposed on the holders. A method for using a cart assembly includes providing a cart assembly having a plurality of jump rope. The cart assembly includes a plurality of indicium corresponding to lengths of jump rope. A height of a reference location on a user is compared to the indicium disposed on the cart assembly. A jump rope is selected which corresponds to the indicium that is closest to the height of the reference location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: The Prophet Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Wagner
  • Publication number: 20110240570
    Abstract: A desk organizer is adapted to be located between a computer screen and keyboard to store or locate various items of stationery. The desk organizer has an elongate body, having an upper inclined surface facing the user and a lower surface to face and abut a support surface. The elongate body is shaped having recesses to removably locate various items therein and at least one device support surface to support an IT device. The device support surfaces are positioned in the elongate body at the ends such that when a device is located on the device support surface a user can both secure and operate the IT device with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: GO-GO-STATION LIMITED
    Inventor: David Bruce RANBY
  • Patent number: 7959013
    Abstract: A telescopic support device for supporting a storage bin for storing mailpieces comprises a first slideway with a first slide on which the bin rests, and a second slideway with a second slide, the first slideway being hinged pivotally on the second slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Solystic
    Inventors: Raymond Chifflet, Olivier De Sousa, Fabrice Eyraud, Pierre Jourdan
  • Patent number: 7905362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display stand for articles such as cosmetic products. The inventive display stand consists of a vertical board (1) comprising a rear face (4) and a front face (5). According to the invention, the front face is formed at least partially by a plurality of first panels (7) and a plurality of second panels (8) which are inclined in relation to the first panels (7), said first panels (7) being designed to receive the articles (10). Moreover, at least one of the second panels (8) is equipped with a reflective surface (8a) such that an image of the articles positioned on the opposing first panel (7) are visible on the second panel (8) to a person facing the board (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Hedi Slimane
  • Patent number: 7878337
    Abstract: A rotatable two tier multi-chamber container includes a support member and an octagonal shaped base rotatably mounted on the support member. The base member includes an outer wall, an inner wall and a plurality of radially extending divider walls extending between the inner and outer walls to form a plurality of trapezoidal shaped adjacent lower chambers surrounding an inner chamber. The container also includes a plurality of trapezoidal shaped upper chambers opening outwardly away from the inner chamber and a plurality of trapezoidal shaped covers for covering the upper and lower chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Adel M. A. Abdullah
  • Patent number: 7735639
    Abstract: The eyeglass holder apparatus provides a softly lined open-topped container for eyeglass storage. A pair of rods and a base with selectively employed adhesive supports the container. The rods are joined by a ratchet hinge that allows angular positioning of the first rod and container with regard to the second rod and the base, thereby providing further user convenience. Additionally, three pouches are affixed to the container and provide removable storage for moist towlettes, and various parts and tools used to maintain and repair glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: John G. De Mare
  • Patent number: 7668998
    Abstract: In a method for communication between a master node and a plurality of slave nodes connected by a bus therebetween, a first interrupt request is asserted by one of the plurality of slave nodes via a primary interrupt line. The plurality of slave nodes are electrically connected by the primary interrupt line. A unique delay time for requesting an interrupt is associated with each of the plurality of slave nodes. A second interrupt request is asserted by the one of the plurality of slave nodes via a secondary interrupt line electrically connecting the plurality of slave nodes. The second interrupt request is asserted in response to successfully asserting the first interrupt request and after the unique delay time associated with the one of the plurality of slave nodes. A message is then transmitted from the one of the plurality of slave nodes to the master node via the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Perisich, Mark Alan Uebel
  • Publication number: 20100038330
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for organizing, storing, and/or filing items, with a primary receptacle that is mountable to a wall and supports additional receptacles via attachment to and suspension from a hook that is pivotally attached to a bottom of the primary receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: DEFLECTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Runner Zu
  • Patent number: 7591382
    Abstract: A modular cosmetic system for storing cosmetic items in an organized fashion. In particular, a device and system that is configured to interchangeably fit modular boxes. Each modular box can be removably arranged inside the trays, permitting a user to customize the structure of their cosmetic system. The modular cosmetic system includes nine different sized modular boxes for holding different products. This allows for the creation of a unique, adjustable box to store a variety of different makeup products and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Barbara Brock
  • Patent number: 7578399
    Abstract: A splash guard organizer for a sink work space. The splash guard organizer includes a vertical back panel with a number of spaced horizontal slots, a flexible water seal located at the bottom of the panel, and a hand access for operation of the water valve. The back panel is supported by a pair of feet extending forward from opposite ends of the panel. A number of fixtures, that have rearwardly extending tabs selectively secured in the slots, are supported in a cantilevered manner. The fixtures are designed to hold a number of individual items useful in the work space, such as bottles, brushes, sponges, towels, and cleaning pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: Azanaw Mulaw
  • Patent number: 7571823
    Abstract: A plurality of separate display modules are interchangeably installed on a shelf of a cooperating cabinet structure and arranged to provide concavely curved display panels mounting selected arrangements of illuminated sample chips, an interactive video display, and brochure receptacles. The structure is provided with an integral sprinkler water distribution system and may include a two-part chip mounting mechanism which facilitates changing out of sample chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Richardson, Gregory James Warren
  • Patent number: 7546926
    Abstract: A consolidated and coordinated gift wrap and packaging display holds and presents articles for decorative gift wrapping in a spectral and thematic arrangement. The consolidated display includes a plurality of modules, each module displaying a plurality of gift wrap items which are coordinated in color, theme or both, so that the modules are visually distinct among the consolidated display. Each module may contain rolled gift wrap, folded gift wrap, small and large gift bags, ribbon on rolls or in stands, gift cards, novelties or gift wrap accessories. The visual distinction of each module within the display draws consumers to the desired type of gift wrap presentation, and the dense arrangement of coordinated and complimentary gift wrap items encourages selection and purchase of a complete gift wrap ensemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Janet Stolle, Belinda Nemeth, Dan Kopsak
  • Patent number: 7441663
    Abstract: A tray assembly has a tray and a divider assembly removably connected to the tray. The tray has a base, a first side fixedly attached to the base, a second side fixedly attached to the base and the first side, a third side opposite the first side and fixedly attached to the base and the second side, and a fourth side opposite the second side and pivotally connected to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: The United States Postal Service
    Inventor: Mark Osborn
  • Publication number: 20080217267
    Abstract: A consolidated and coordinated gift wrap and packaging display holds and presents articles for decorative gift wrapping in a spectral and thematic arrangement. The consolidated display includes a plurality of modules, each module displaying a plurality of gift wrap items which are coordinated in color, theme or both, so that the modules are visually distinct among the consolidated display. Each module may contain rolled gift wrap, folded gift wrap, small and large gift bags, ribbon on rolls or in stands, gift cards, novelties or gift wrap accessories. The visual distinction of each module within the display draws consumers to the desired type of gift wrap presentation, and the dense arrangement of coordinated and complimentary gift wrap items encourages selection and purchase of a complete gift wrap ensemble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Janet Stolle, Belinda Nemeth, Dan Kopsak
  • Publication number: 20080105631
    Abstract: The shelving display that comprises a box, at least one shelf member, and at least two locking devices to secure the shelf member(s) to the box. The box consists of a top, a bottom, and at least two sides, where at least two of the sides have slots that are substantially matching with each other. The shelf member(s), which is distinct from the box, has at least two tabs, each tab capable of being passed through a slot on the side of the box, thereby connecting the shelf member to the box. Each of the tabs on the shelf member has an opening which is positioned substantially outside the box when the tab is passed through the respective slot on the side of the box. The locking device is passed through the opening of these tabs, securing the shelf member(s) to one side of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Karen Sutter
  • Publication number: 20080017596
    Abstract: A modular cosmetic system for storing cosmetic items in an organized fashion. In particular, an improved device and system that is uniquely configured to interchangeably fit modular boxes. Each modular box can be removably arranged inside the trays, permitting a user to customize the structure of their cosmetic system. The modular cosmetic system comprises nine different sized modular boxes for holding different products. This advantageously allows for the creation of a unique, adjustable box to store a variety of different makeup products and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Barbara Brock
  • Publication number: 20080011697
    Abstract: A rotary food storage system which includes a carousel base and a plurality of generally wedge-shaped containers, The base includes a turntable portion and an upwardly extending central column. Each of the wedge-shaped containers has a nose portion that is received against the central column when the containers are received on the upper surface of the turntable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventor: David G. Berg
  • Patent number: 7311210
    Abstract: An envelope holder having the shape of a lady's high heel shoe includes an elongated sole having a forward toe portion and a raised heel portion. A heel extends downwardly from the heel portion and supports the heel portion when the envelope holder is in an operative position. A plurality of spaced apart rigid retaining members extend upwardly from the toe portion and are configured to retain envelopes placed therebetween. When the envelope holder is in an operative position, the toe portion is configured to lie substantially flat on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda S. Jones
  • Publication number: 20070272629
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a caddy, space saver, container or organizer for holding various objects such as implements, tools, gadgets, consumables, etc., typically related to a specific or particular utility, field of endeavor or environment, e.g., kitchen, computer or desk work space (e.g., home office, children's room), garden, shop or workplace, bathroom, baby room, bedroom (e.g., dressing table), etc. Organizer embodiments are provided that are customizable for various environments and/or customizable within an environment. Customizable organizers may be provided by combinations of a base and various components (e.g., receptacles, compartments, racks, hooks, tabs, implements, containers, parts, etc.) that can be attached to the base, detachably, e.g., at the factory, at retail or by a consumer, or permanently, e.g., at the factory. Detachable components that may be used with the same or different organizers to provide the organizers with aspects of modularity and interchangeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Karen Spirer
  • Patent number: 7296696
    Abstract: A configurable organizer is provided that is attachable to a computer monitor. The organizer includes a telescoping frame including a vertically extending main housing member and an auxiliary housing member connected to the main housing member. The auxiliary housing member is slideable in a vertical direction with respect to the main housing member and can be fixed at a plurality of vertical positions between a contracted position and an extended position. Desktop item-retaining implements are supported by the telescoping frame and, in particular, some are fixedly attached to the frame while others are modular, and thus removable and repositionable on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Dot Mfg. LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Brennan, Mary K de la Rosa, William T Graham, William N Isermann, Joann Martin, Mathias G Outhouse, Charles E Bain
  • Patent number: 7240802
    Abstract: A business card holder having the shape of a lady's high heel shoe includes a rigid, elongated sole having a rigid toe portion, a rigid inclined heel portion, and a rigid intermediate portion between the toe portion and inclined heel portion. A rigid heel extends downwardly from the inclined heel portion and supports the inclined heel portion when the business card holder is in an operative position. A rigid shoe upper extends over the toe portion and includes a free edge portion. The shoe upper free edge portion, sole intermediate portion, and inclined heel portion define a pocket that is configured to hold a plurality of business cards for distribution therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda S. Jones
  • Patent number: 7234601
    Abstract: The invention addresses the needs of a professional service provider to organize and display items at or on his or her work stations that are of both a personal and professional nature, in a manner that is compact, efficient, and tidy. The apparatus includes a substantially rigid frame having a plurality of openings and/or receptacles which are adapted to receive objects, for example, scissors or shears, pens, pencils, or a pad of note paper, as well as an assortment of optional holders adapted to receive and display, for example, business cards, a professional license, professional announcements and fee schedules. The device further includes an externally accessible media storage sleeve configured for viewable display of a flat media display item, for example a photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Kathy A. Aspden
  • Patent number: 7188738
    Abstract: Apparatus for assisting individual or multiple patients to comply with a medication dosage schedule, and/or other medical regimen, and maintain a log of associated activities, includes a wall or table mountable base member upon which is mounted a log pad, a question pad, a card holder, a document holder, and a medication bin for retaining medication containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Customer Advantage LLC
    Inventors: Carol J. Stafford, Beth D. Ziff
  • Patent number: 7172165
    Abstract: A holder for related items used in an activity where such items are likely to be used, includes a substantially planar base to be placed on a surface and an open top receptacle hinged to the base so that the receptacle can be tipped about the hinge with respect to the base. The hinge is positioned substantially along a lower side edge of the receptacle and provides resistance to tipping movement of the receptacle so a user can tip the receptacle with respect to the base and the receptacle will maintain the tipped position until readjusted by the user. A divider unit is preferably removably positioned in the receptacle to divide the receptacle into sections for organizing and holding items to be held. A coil spring has ends attached to the receptacle so that the spring assumes an arcuate position extending from a side of the receptacle to receive and hold elongate items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Robert P. Young
  • Patent number: 7025216
    Abstract: A cover plate for household appliances having enhanced utilization potential by being at least partially provided with a raised edge on a perimeter thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 6997335
    Abstract: A point-of-sale shelf organizer for product containers which includes a product container organizer; and, an integral literature dispensing chamber. In one of the embodiments of this invention, the front of the organizer includes a mini bill-board extension for display of graphics and/or a promotional message. This organizer is preferably formed from transparent thermoplastic materials so as to permit visual access to the items of promotional literature and graphics that are retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Klee Irwin
  • Patent number: 6913151
    Abstract: A mail sorting and delivery system in which a portable mail tray is filled with sorted mail while positioned in a compartment having mail dividers. After the portable mail tray has received the sorted mail it is completely removed from the housing along with the mail in the portable mail tray and employed to deliver the mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Derrell Stevenson