Vertically Adjustable Patents (Class 211/103)
  • Patent number: 10422470
    Abstract: A hub and arm assembly for mounting on a pole, the assembly including a hub having an inner wall and an outer wall with at least one reinforced area formed thereon, the inner wall having a bottom surface, a plurality of transversely extending walls extending between the outer wall and the inner wall with at least one channel being defined therebetween, a supporting member having a vertical segment sized to fit within the channel, and a support arm extending outwardly from the vertical segment, the support arm having a downwardly extending segment designed to abut the reinforced portion of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Paul L. Cote
  • Patent number: 10405675
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a hanging plate and hanging piece assembly comprising a hanging plate, a hanging piece and fixed pieces. A plurality of first through holes are formed in the hanging plate, a plurality of first through holes are uniformly formed in the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction respectively, a second through hole is formed in the central position of every four adjacent first through holes, a plurality of second through holes are formed in the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction respectively, and the second through holes are uniformly formed in the hanging plate; the hanging piece is arranged on the hanging plate, at least one first hook penetrating through the first through hole is arranged on the surface, in contact with the hanging plate, of a base plate of the hanging piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Fengyu Yu
  • Patent number: 10285290
    Abstract: An adjustable frame includes a first support, a second support, two third supports and two assembling members. The second support is disposed on the first support, and the second support is slidable relative to the first support along a first direction. The two third supports are disposed on the first support. At least one of the two third supports is slidable relative to the first support along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction for adjusting a distance between the two third supports. The two assembling members are respectively disposed on the two third supports, and a distance between the two assembling members is adjustable by movement of the at least one of the two third supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Ching-Chen Chang, Bin-Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10051958
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fastening part for a storage system. The system comprises a storage device, such as a basket, a set of hooks, a shoe rack, a perforated panel or the like, which can be attached, by means of the fastening part, to a carrier element with a number of slots. The fastening part comprises a base portion, with at least one opening, an inner part, resting on the base portion at the carrier element's side and providing at least one hook to be inserted into the carrier element, and another part resting on the base portion at an outer side, and comprising a connector that engages with the inner part through said at least one opening, such that the base portion is sandwiched between the inner part and the outer part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Elfa International AB
    Inventors: Johan Andersson, Peter Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10016635
    Abstract: An adjustable anchor post assembly for use with a personnel fall arrest or protection system. A pneumatically adjustable anchor post assembly for use in providing an elevated attachment point for a personnel fall protection lifeline, such as, for example, when personnel are climbing and/or working on equipment on skids or large equipment. More particularly, a pneumatically adjustable lifeline anchor post assembly, wherein a column post of the present invention can be pneumatically raised or lowered, and selectively locked in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Foley, Scott C. Foley
  • Patent number: 10016077
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a semi-circular bracket for holding plants or the like having a plurality of receptacles for receiving the stems of a plurality of radially extending arms or the like wherein the plant bracket has a base with planar portions thereon for use in mounting the bracket either on a wall or about a central pole by using a separate mounting plate. The semi-circular bracket has a plurality of receptacles therein configured for use with set screws to hold the ends of the arms in the receptacle so that the limbs cannot fall out of the receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Raymond M. Carney
  • Patent number: 9913390
    Abstract: An adjustable frame includes a first support, a second support, two third supports and two assembling members. The second support is disposed on the first support, and the second support is slidable relative to the first support along a first direction. The two third supports are disposed on the first support. At least one of the two third supports is slidable relative to the first support along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction for adjusting a distance between the two third supports. The two assembling members are respectively disposed on the two third supports, and a distance between the two assembling members is adjustable by movement of the at least one of the two third supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Ching-Chen Chang, Bin-Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 9033164
    Abstract: A dual function shelf unit has identical support columns, horizontal shelf-supporting beams adjustably-mounted on the columns for vertical shelf adjustment and one or more hooks also mountable on at least one column. The columns have apertures with complementary apertures having opposed inclined edges for accepting a beam-end bracket from either side of the column and tabs for accepting mounting flanges of hooks. Both beam-end brackets and hooks are each mounted in two vertically-spaced apertures. Vertically adjustable shelf and hook storage is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Troyner, Antonio Luis Escalante, David J. Wojtowicz, Mitch Liss
  • Patent number: 9016214
    Abstract: An article support, such as a shelf, is securely attachable at a plurality of locations along a generally vertical support or rail. The article support includes a support-engaging portion having one or more tabs, at least one of which is a locking tab having a forward-extending tooth that engages the vertical support, when the tab or tabs extend through slots in the support. Optionally, a biasing element urges the article away from the support to maintain secure engagement of the locking tab with the support. The resulting shelving system or article support system is resistant to accidental detachment of the article supports from the supports and permits relatively small adjustment intervals for the article supports along the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Group Distribution Company
    Inventors: Dathan G. Zang, Donald M. Farnquist, II, Benjamin B. Edinger, William J. Parsons
  • Patent number: 8998009
    Abstract: Provided is a wall assembly for goods display constituted by horizontal tracks fixed to a wall body and disposed in a lateral direction at equal intervals, vertical posts disposed on the horizontal tracks and disposed in a vertical direction at equal intervals, an interval adjustment unit configured to couple the vertical post with respect to the horizontal track to adjust an interval, an insert member inserted into the vertical post in the vertical direction, and an outer panel coupled to the vertical post. Accordingly, even when flatness of the wall body is bad, the wall assembly can be instructed and the flatness of the panel after construction can be appropriately maintained so that an appearance of a wall surface can be excellently finished. In addition, since removal and exchange of only a damaged panel are easy when the outer panel is damaged, construction and exchange can be easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Sung Kim, Kwang Suk Ko
  • Patent number: 8967402
    Abstract: A fixture for the presentation of goods having at least two frame legs fixed at a defined distance from one another, wherein first retaining means for fixing presentation fittings between the frame legs and second retaining means for fixing wall elements are arranged on the sides of the frame legs which face one another, wherein the wall elements can be fixed to the second retaining means by magnetic forces, and in each case rest against or border at least one presentation fitting and cover the area between the frame legs in such a way that the first retaining means and the second retaining means are not visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Mladen Pintur
  • Patent number: 8827089
    Abstract: A display system includes a vertical display structure and a bump out assembly. The vertical display structure includes a substantially horizontal support, a pair of substantially vertical supports, and a slotted board. The pair of substantially vertical supports is disposed upright relative to the substantially horizontal support, and the slotted board is supported between the substantially horizontal support and the pair of substantially vertical supports. The bump out unit couples to the vertical display structure and comprises an outer frame, a slotted display panel, and a substantially horizontal bracket. The outer frame has an extended sidewall extending axially from the vertical display structure and surrounding the substantially horizontal bracket. The slotted display panel is disposed over the outer frame. The substantially horizontal bracket couples the outer frame and the slotted display to the pair of substantially vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Stukenberg, Vaughan Schaub
  • Patent number: 8800785
    Abstract: A merchandise display device includes a rear cross-bar, first and second side arms, a locking pin, and a front cross-bar that is interoperable with the locking pin to secure merchandise on the display device and to secure the display device to a vertical support member. The locking pin is carried by a side arm and movable between an extended position and a retracted position. When occupying the extended position, the locking pin is adapted to engage the vertical support member to secure the merchandise display device thereto. The front cross-bar is mounted to the first and second side arms and is movable between a locked position, engaging the locking pin to prevent the locking pin from being moved out of the extended position, and an unlocked position, spaced away from the locking pin to allow movement of the locking pin out of the extended position toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Midland Metal Products
    Inventor: Andrew Kalafut
  • Patent number: 8769885
    Abstract: An apparatus and system to removably install, or replace, an awning panel. The awning panel is mounted on a wall or structure or similar vertical surface by insertion into a pair of mounting brackets that have been affixed to the wall. The mounting brackets may be mounted at any distance apart, and thus may accommodate awnings of different sizes. The mounting brackets comprise a right and left bracket, each comprising an angled support art, a holding member, a vertical support member, and a top support member. Supporting members along the sides of the awning panel slide into the space or slot formed by the angled support arm and the holding piece, and is further supported by the angled support arm extending along the underside of the supporting members. The angled support arm may be fixed at a set angle, or may be adjusted to different angles. A cover panel may be used to shield the awning panel, with the cover panel mounted on separate brackets or on the same brackets with the awning panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Lamotte
  • Patent number: 8763821
    Abstract: A shelving system can include can include an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member can have a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Patent number: 8757743
    Abstract: A support system for use in an appliance includes at least one brace including a locking bar and at least one substantially vertical track configured to support the at least one brace. The at least one track includes a first side wall and a second side wall defining a channel therebetween, and a first series of teeth extending from the first side wall into the channel. The locking bar is configured to be supported at a first end on a tooth of the first series of teeth at a selected height within the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mark Wayne Wilson
  • Patent number: 8695816
    Abstract: A dual function shelf unit has identical support columns, horizontal shelf-supporting beams adjustably-mounted on the columns for vertical shelf adjustment and one or more hooks also mountable on at least one column. The columns have apertures with complementary apertures having opposed inclined edges for accepting a beam-end bracket from either side of the column and tabs for accepting mounting flanges of hooks. Both beam-end brackets and hooks are each mounted in two vertically-spaced apertures. Vertically adjustable shelf and hook storage is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Troyner, Antonio Luis Escalante, David J Wojtowicz, Mitchell Liss
  • Patent number: 8672150
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving assembly is provided with four corner members of L-shaped cross section, either half of each corner member including aperture members each including an upper, larger circle and a lower, smaller, vertical hole overlapping the larger circle thereof; at least one group of four interconnecting members each including upper and lower aperture elements and a through hole between the aperture elements, each aperture element including an upper, smaller, vertical hole and a lower, larger circle overlapping the vertical hole thereof; elongated retainers each including two enlargements at both ends respectively, an annular groove adjacent to one enlargement, and an annular shoulder between the groove and the other enlargement; lock pins each having a substantial portion fastened in the larger circle of the aperture member and the through hole; and at least one flat shelf each anchored on tops of the interconnecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: E-MAKE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8646624
    Abstract: A shelving system is disclosed that includes at least one track and at least one standard. The track includes a rearward portion and a forward portion. The standard has an end portion slidably receivable within an opening of the track, such that the position of the standard relative to the track is slidably adjustable along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio A. Fernandez, Robert P. Kundinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8636154
    Abstract: A litter support system for a vehicle, the litter support system comprising a support arm assembly for supporting a litter in a horizontal position, the support arm assembly including an adjustable hook assembly at a free end of the support arm assembly having an open position and a closed position, the adjustable hook assembly comprising a ratchet system that locks the hook assembly between the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Chinn
  • Patent number: 8634185
    Abstract: A data storage device assembly includes a drive bracket. The drive bracket includes a first side plate and a second side plate which faces to the first side plate. Each of the first side plate and the second side plate defines a slide way which is adapted to receive a data storage device assembly sliding therein. The first piece and a second piece is secured together on the first side plate. The second piece includes a pair of first bent pieces and a pair of second bent pieces connected to edges of the second piece. The pair of first bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of second bent pieces faces to each other. The pair of first bent pieces is secured to the pair of second bent pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui-Fang Yang, Zhi-Ping Wu, Ting-Ting He
  • Patent number: 8622488
    Abstract: A vertically retractable shelf system comprises a shelf frame and a track assembly. The shelf frame comprises a rectangular frame. The track assembly comprises a roller slide assembly, disposed on the left and right sides of the shelf frame, to allow the shelf frame to slide vertically along the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventors: Ronnie Kilby, Cindy Kilby
  • Patent number: 8579127
    Abstract: Shelves and other load supporting panels are releasably mountable between pairs of uprights by sandwiching the rear ends of the panels between an upper, rear mounting bracket and a lower, forward mounting bracket at each end of the panels. Each pair of upper and lower mounting brackets are mounted to an upright so as to be in opposed facing relation to another pair of upper and lower mounting brackets or an adjacent upright. A protuberance on one mounting bracket of each pairs engages into a corresponding indentation on the panel to prevent the panel being inadvertently slid outwardly horizontally from its position cantilevered from between the uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Henry V. Dyck
  • Patent number: 8561820
    Abstract: A shelving system (10) with height adjustable shelves is described, with reference to a portable trolley with shelves for holding medical equipment, although it is also applicable to portable and stationary shelving systems for many uses. The shelving system (10) comprises at least one shelf (18), at least one support (14) and at least one locating bracket (36) for locating the shelf (18) on the support (14). The locating bracket (36) includes at least two engagement members (38) engageable with the support (14), and locking means (40) to lock the locating bracket (36) and the shelf (18) to the support (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kitt, Max Wehebrink, Duncan Fitzsimons
  • Patent number: 8528752
    Abstract: In some implementations, a wall mount system includes a hanger and complementary saddle bracket mount adapted to retain a monitor at an oblique angle relative to a vertical axis such that the monitors are angled downwardly toward retail patrons. The saddle bracket can in various embodiments include a downwardly facing U-shaped channel that receives a complementarily configured hanger bar which is in turn mounted to a display fixture. Such a bracket configuration can permit, in various embodiments, a television monitor that has a saddle bracket attached thereto to be mounted to the display fixture without the use of tools. The saddle bracket is optionally adjustable without the use of handheld tools along a rail system that is mounted to a television monitor. The saddle bracket may further include outwardly extending flanges to receive and retain excess lengths of power cords extending from the monitor supported by the saddle bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bowser, Thomas A. Schneider, Blake M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8458964
    Abstract: An apparatus and system to removably install, or replace, an awning panel. The awning panel is mounted on a wall or structure or similar vertical surface by insertion into a pair of mounting brackets that have been affixed to the wall. The mounting brackets may be mounted at any distance apart, and thus may accommodate awnings of different sizes. The mounting brackets comprise a right and left bracket, each comprising an angled support art, a holding member, a vertical support member, and a top support member. Supporting members along the sides of the awning panel slide into the space or slot formed by the angled support arm and the holding piece, and is further supported by the angled support arm extending along the underside of the supporting members. The angled support arm may be fixed at a set angle, or may be adjusted to different angles. A cover panel may be used to shield the awning panel, with the cover panel mounted on separate brackets or on the same brackets with the awning panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis Lamotte
  • Patent number: 8434629
    Abstract: A track assembly for a shelving system is disclosed that includes at least two tracks. The tracks are configured to slide relative to each other in an overlapping manner. Each track has one or more fastener holes along a longitudinal length of the track and one or more portions protruding outwardly from the track. The one or more protruding portions defining one or more recessed portions on an opposite side of the track, such that at least one protruding portion of one track is configured to be slidably engageable within at least one recessed portion of the other track when the corresponding overlapping fastener holes are aligned. The slidable engagement of the one or more protruding portions of one track within the one or more recessed portions of the other track may thus indicate that the tracks have been slidably positioned relative to each other with their overlapping fastener holes aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Clairson Inc.
    Inventor: Julio A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8408405
    Abstract: A shelving system including an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member has a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects. The clamping mechanism allows the plurality of shelves to be adjusted both vertically and laterally along a length of the elongated support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Patent number: 8376151
    Abstract: A merchandising display for heavy and cumbersome products includes a rail that is supported by a display wall and arms attached to the rail. The arms are spaced from other arms to create columns and rows of retail product stock. The merchandising display further includes structure for providing indicia that assists a viewer to quickly and easily locate desired retail products and other complementary products. Customer accessible back-up inventory is provided behind the first retail product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Winston Products LLC
    Inventors: Winston Breeden, Thaddeus T. Brej
  • Patent number: 8267362
    Abstract: A mounting bracket mechanism includes a first stand, at least one beam locked on the first stand, at least one second stand disposed on a side of the first stand and locked on an end of the beam in an adjustable manner relative to the beam, and least one hanger for connecting a monitor and hanging the monitor on the beam so as to fix the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiung Cheng, Chin-Hsiung Chen, Shuang-Ji Jiang
  • Patent number: 8225946
    Abstract: A shelving system having a support member and a plurality of shelves slidably connected to the support member with a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism including a clamping mechanism moving between locked and unlocked positions, wherein in the locked position the shelf is locked to the support member and in the unlocked position the shelf can be adjusted linearly along and linearly perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the support member. The top of the support member includes a hinged clamp which can attach to a shower head pipe for hanging the shelving system, and the bottom of the support member includes a suction cup for further securing the shelving system to the surface of a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 8215732
    Abstract: Provided are a refrigerator and a refrigerator shelf apparatus configured with a shelf detachably mounted to a drive unit, and the drive unit capable of driving the shelf upward and downward according to electronic controlling by a controller provided on the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeon Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8210368
    Abstract: The storage systems are configured to be connected to wall structures and to be modular in construction, so as to be able to use a plurality of horizontally disposed hang rails and/or a plurality of vertical standards, and/or modular storage components that are received on a hang rail or a vertical standard, or that may be connected directly to a wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Todd Ed Alan Schwartzkopf, Daniel L. Krueger, Jonathan T. Moroney, Aaron J. Schradin
  • Patent number: 8177079
    Abstract: Storage systems and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The storage systems are configured to be connected to wall structures and to be modular in construction, so as to be able to use a plurality of horizontally disposed hang rails and/or a plurality of vertical standards, and/or modular storage components that are received on a hang rail or a vertical standard, or that may be connected directly to a wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Todd Ed Alan Schwartzkopf, Daniel L. Krueger, Jonathan T. Moroney, Aaron J. Schradin
  • Publication number: 20120085721
    Abstract: A highly modular and adjustable shelving system, for household articles and other objects, supported by vibration isolating and noise suppressing, soft and non-slippery padding. The shelving system is comprised of at least one frame element and at least one removable support element or any combination of these components. The modular design provides for quick assembly, easy customization and disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Drobot Michael J., Adam Balogh
  • Patent number: 8146755
    Abstract: Storage systems and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The storage systems are configured to be connected to wall structures and to be modular in construction, so as to be able to use a plurality of horizontally disposed hang rails and/or a plurality of vertical standards, and/or modular storage components that are received on a hang rail or a vertical standard, or that may be connected directly to a wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Todd Ed Alan Schwartzkopf, Daniel L. Krueger, Jonathan T. Moroney, Aaron J. Schradin
  • Patent number: 8136899
    Abstract: A rack device having a receiver that can be prevented from being separated from a rack post in an incubator. A rack device in which a receiver is mounted between a pair of rack posts to hold a rack on the receiver includes a pair of engaging hooks which are formed in the receiver and a plurality of engaging holes which are formed in both the rack posts and in which both of the engaging hooks of the receiver disengageably engage, respectively. The rack posts are configured to be able to change an interval there between and select a first state in which the engaging hooks can be disengaged from the engaging holes and a second state in which the movement of the receiver is restricted while the engaging hooks be kept to engage in the engaging holes by changing the interval between the rack posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Osawa, Hiroki Busujima
  • Patent number: 8128182
    Abstract: A wall track system is provided with overhead storage cabinets or other furniture components to accommodate mounting of the furniture components in multiple configurations in a minimum of space. This system includes wall tracks which have two opposite side faces with two different slot patterns that accommodate two different mounting orientations for the furniture components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason DeWeerd
  • Patent number: 8091714
    Abstract: A top hardware bar includes a body, a first bracket, and a second bracket. The body is elongate and defines a first end, a second, opposite end, a channel, and a plurality of holes disposed lengthwise along the body. The first bracket is secured to the first end of the body and is releasably secured to a first upright. The second bracket is adjustably secured within the channel at the second end of the body and is releasably secured to a second upright. A backer piece is secured to the body of the top hardware bar along a top portion of the backer piece such that the backer piece hangs from the top hardware bar. A product fixture is then placed in front of the backer piece to support products, with the ends of the product fixture being attached to the first and second uprights, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Arradondo, Jeremy A. Clark, Joseph J. Hines
  • Patent number: 8087521
    Abstract: Storage systems and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The storage systems are configured to be connected to wall structures and to be modular in construction, so as to be able to use a plurality of horizontally disposed hang rails and/or a plurality of vertical standards, and/or modular storage components that are received on a hang rail or a vertical standard, or that may be connected directly to a wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Todd Ed Alan Schwartzkopf, Daniel L. Krueger, Jonathan T. Moroney, Aaron J. Schradin
  • Patent number: 8061539
    Abstract: A storage system is provided including fixed and mobile frames disposed in modules forming the storage system. Each module also includes one or more mounting rails formed with engagement structures that can be utilized to attach storage bins and slat wall pegs, among other structures, to the rails in order to hold various items within the bins and rails in various configurations on the rails. The rails and other supporting structures such as shelves and work surfaces can also be secured to the frames, optionally in inclined configurations with respect to the frames. The frame structures and storage modules are readily conformable to accommodate different environments and uses for the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Punzel, Matthew A. Tourdot, Michelle M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8042777
    Abstract: A bracket includes a planar body portion having an edge and a surface, a flange extending generally perpendicularly from the edge, the flange including a plurality of mounting openings, and at least one finger projecting from the flange and along and spaced from the body portion surface. Also a method of using the bracket and an assembly including the bracket and a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Gil Ruiz, Tim C. Miller
  • Patent number: 8028845
    Abstract: A rack having a member; the member having a clip portion; the clip portion having a wall, the wall having a bottom indent and a top indent; whereby the top indent and the bottom indent are capable of being removably secured to an E-track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Randy Himes
  • Patent number: 8016137
    Abstract: A wall-mountable storage system, comprising a plurality of uprights having a mounting flange, an extending surface and a bracket interfacing flange, each upright having a plurality of openings spaced each of the mounting flange, the bracket interfacing flange and the extending surface for mounting the system to a wall, accepting passage of the brackets through the uprights, and mounting the brackets to the uprights, respectively. The configuration and load application of the system may increase the sheer component of loading on the system and decrease the bending moment component, thereby increasing the maximum load capacity of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Bruce Shaha
  • Patent number: 8016135
    Abstract: A display support system for supporting product for retail display from an appliance defining a magnetically attractable display surface, a door surface, and a magnetically attractable upper surface and comprising a door arranged to allow access to an interior of the appliance through the door surface. The display support system comprises an accessory, a structure comprising a front portion and a rear portion, and a magnetic portion. The accessory is adapted to support the product for retail display. The front portion is adapted to support the accessory such that the accessory extends from the display surface of the appliance. The rear portion rigidly is connected to the front portion and extends along and engages the upper surface of the appliance to bear downward loads on the front portion. The magnetic portion magnetically secures the structure relative to the appliance and inhibits movement of the front portion away from the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Mobile Merchandisers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Price, Paul Wells
  • Patent number: 7950536
    Abstract: A top hardware bar includes a body, a first bracket, and a second bracket. The body is elongate and defines a first end, a second, opposite end, a channel, and a plurality of holes disposed lengthwise along the body. The first bracket is secured to the first end of the body and is releasably secured to a first upright. The second bracket is adjustably secured within the channel at the second end of the body and is releasably secured to a second upright. A backer piece is secured to the body of the top hardware bar along a top portion of the backer piece such that the backer piece hangs from the top hardware bar A product fixture is then placed in front of the backer piece to support products, with the ends of the product fixture being attached to the first and second uprights, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Arradondo, Jeremy A. Clark, Joseph J. Hines
  • Patent number: 7909296
    Abstract: A display system includes a housing and a support bar. The housing has a front face and a rear face. The support bar includes an elongate body and a first bracket. The elongate body has a front face and a channel. The first bracket is secured within the channel of the elongate body and is adjustable relative to the housing in two substantially perpendicular directions. The rear face of the housing is secured to the front face of the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Moran-Grover, Christine Welsh, Mark Waite
  • Patent number: 7900783
    Abstract: A shelving system is disclosed that includes two tracks and a standard. The standard has an end portion slidably receivable within an opening one of the tracks, such that the position of the standard relative to the track is slidably adjustable along that track. The rearward portion of each track defines a recess. An elongate member is slidably receivable within the recesses of the tracks such that each track is slidable along the elongate member, whereby the slidable engagement of the elongate member within the recesses of the tracks aligns the tracks and allows slidable adjustment of the relative positioning of the tracks to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio A. Fernandez, Robert P. Kundinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7866492
    Abstract: A suspension device includes a holder (3) for fixing to a carrier structure (7) and a plug-in socket (1) for inserting into the holder (3). A carrier (4) includes a plug-in element (400) that can be inserted into the plug-in socket (1) in a lockable manner. A flange (30) on the holder (3) is used to fix the holder to the carrier structure (7). A housing is connected to the flange (30). The holder (3) has a fixing mechanism for the fixed but detachable anchoring of the plug-in socket (1) inserted into the receiving region. A shaft is connected to the flange (10). The socket shaft includes a locking element (17) for the detachable engagement of the plug-in element (400) introduced into the socket shaft. A counter-element (403) on the plug-in element (400) cooperates with the locking element (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Visplay International AG
    Inventor: Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: 7845501
    Abstract: A device to be mounted permanently or removably to the side wall of a rolling tool cart for the carrying of tools and other shop paraphernalia such as extension cords, solder rolls, masking tape, and hand tools. The device has a peripheral rectangular frame of four framing segments, which frame is integrated with and surrounds a forwardly raised portion with an inclined surround interposed there between. The panel has a series of rows and columns with ?-inch spaced bores for the conventional mounting of tools and other shop items. The top of the frame has a flange that fit over a lip of a rolling tool cart. Two legs, vertically adjustably mounted outside of the central portion on the side framing, each have a bottom flange to engage a downward depending edge of a tool cart side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: GMF Labs
    Inventors: Gary L Fosburg, Mark A. Fisher