Of Wire Patents (Class 211/106)
  • Patent number: 10813476
    Abstract: An adapter bracket securable to a wall-mounted bracket is provided. The adapter bracket generally comprises a main body portion that includes a main body panel and a second body portion having a second body panel, the second body panel being pivotally connected to the main body panel. The body panels are equipped with channels that are sized to fit a wall-mounted bracket. The pivoting second body portion allows access to the rear portion of the medical device to thereby allow access to the battery compartment. The adapter bracket can be sold as a kit with a medical device to enable the medical device to mount to a pre-existing wall-mounted bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arun Kousik, Kyle Frye
  • Patent number: 10617235
    Abstract: A footwear storage and display rack includes a mounting member configured to be mounted to a wall or other generally vertical surface. The mounting member includes an upper portion and a lower portion. A footwear shelf includes a proximal section and a distal section with the proximal section extending from the lower portion of the mounting member so as to be configured at an angle between about 0 degrees and about 90 degrees with respect to the wall or other generally vertical surface when the mounting member is secured to the wall or other generally vertical surface. The distal section extends from the proximal section. An accessory support extends from the upper portion of the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Willams-Sonoma, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Tran
  • Patent number: 10542830
    Abstract: A twist-tie dispenser comprises a twist-tie cluster and a base. The base includes a top portion, a rear wall extending downward from the top portion, and an open front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Twist-Ease, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Helseth, Jeffrey Michael Helseth, Matthew James Helseth, David J. Benson
  • Patent number: 10376051
    Abstract: A preassembled parallel wire cable creates a random cast of loops. Any of the random cast of loops is hung for transport, thus eliminating costly and time-consuming coiling and reeling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ultimate Strength Cable, LLC
    Inventor: Walter L. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10303417
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments present depth-based user interaction systems. By anticipating various installation constraints and factors into the interface's design, various of the disclosed embodiments facilitate benefits such as complementary depth fields of view and display orientation flexibility. Some embodiments include a frame housing for the depth sensors. Within the housing, depth sensors may be affixed to a mount, such that each sensor's field of view is at a disparate angle. These disparate angles may facilitate gesture recognitions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve. When mounted in connection with a modular unit, the housing may provide a versatile means for integrating multiple module units into a composite interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YouSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, Hsin-Yi Chien, John Philip Stoddard, Po-Jui Chen, Vivi Brunner
  • Patent number: 10188006
    Abstract: A bracket mount assembly includes a mounting plate and a base assembly. The mounting plate includes a mounting aperture. The mounting aperture has an aperture cross-sectional width. The base assembly includes a first fastener and a second fastener. A first width is defined as a width between the first and second fasteners proximal to a first end of the base assembly. A second width is defined as a width between the first and second fasteners proximal to a second, opposing end of the primary fastener. A third width is defined as a width between the first and second fasteners at a point between the first and second ends of the primary fastener. The third width is greater than each of the first width, the second width and the aperture cross-sectional width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Minka Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Miguel Parres
  • Patent number: 10159341
    Abstract: A shelving divider includes a base plate having a main body with apertures, and a lip extending from the main body. The shelving divider further includes a center arm coupled to the base plate, a first side arm rotatably coupled to the center arm, and a second side arm rotatably coupled to the center arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Terry W. Thompson, Robert Talbot
  • Patent number: 10092121
    Abstract: A hat hanger with a small form factor is described herein. The hat hanger having a body with a wall mating face configured to mate with a surface of a vertical wall, and a top side face disposed on a top side of the body and being a serrated face with a plurality of saw tooth members. The wall mating face may include a wall mounting component such as a nail for affixing the hat hanger to the vertical wall. The plurality of saw tooth members may include at least one saw tooth member with a greater height than the other saw tooth members of the plurality of saw tooth members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Humberto S. Lopez Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10058199
    Abstract: An enclosure for a chafer stand is provided. The enclosure is configured to cover at least three sides of the chafer stand, protecting it from wind and cold air, and configured to keep food stored in the chafer stand warm. Further, a sneeze guard extends from a rear or side of the enclosure which extends above and over at least a portion of the chafer stand, allowing a user to access the food stored within the chafer stand from the front, and protecting it from above from breath, coughing, sneezing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Perry
  • Patent number: 10001244
    Abstract: An adjustable container holder includes two rods that can be connected by a tube, where the tube and the two rods can together embrace a container. Each rod is attachable to a L-shaped support bracket by means of a clamp, where the rod is sandwiched between the clamp and the L-shaped support bracket. Each of the L-shaped brackets has apertures therein for mounting the bracket to a surface such as a wall or a floor. The tube is adjustable so that the width of the container holder can be changed. Once the width of the container holder is adjusted, the container holder can be fixed by mounting the L-shaped brackets to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Michael P. Ziaylek
  • Patent number: 9918594
    Abstract: The towel holder of the present system provides a wide bar section that separates the two halves of a towel placed on the holder. This allows greater air flow and space between the two sides of the towel, promoting faster drying, fresher smell, and shorter drying times between uses. The bar section in one embodiment is perforated or mesh so that the air flow to the portion of the towel contacting the rack center bar is increased, improving the drying time and increasing the likelihood that the entire towel will dry at approximately the same rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Alan J. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9915096
    Abstract: A garage door ladder storage device includes at least one base structure and at least two ladder brackets. The base structure includes a brace and a plurality of garage panel detachable mounting devices connected to the brace. The two ladder brackets are spaced apart and secured to the at least one base structure. Each of the ladder brackets includes at least one first ladder support section and at least one second ladder support section. The first ladder support section is coupled to the base structure and provides a first surface to support a ladder in a first direction. The second ladder support section extends from the first ladder support section and provides a second surface to support the ladder in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NTH TECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael D. Potter
  • Patent number: 9833067
    Abstract: A holding arrangement has a frame connected to a mounting element for vertically mounting the arrangement, and one or more holding elements on the frame for receiving and retaining packages. Each holding element has a first section that supports a side of a package, a second section that supports a bottom of the package, and a front section that is substantially parallel to the plane formed by the second section and that supports a side of the package provided with an opening. The first and second sections form an angle of substantially 90 degrees, and the second section forms an angle exceeding 100 degrees with a rear plane of the frame. A package can be positioned in each holding element so that its side with the opening is positioned in an upwardly, outwardly inclined plane with respect to the rear plane or a vertical plane of a mounted holding arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Svenska Good Medical AB
    Inventors: Anders Good, Per Oscarsson
  • Patent number: 9788669
    Abstract: A display fixture for supporting a sample product comprises a platform segment, a tether assembly, and a coupling plate. The platform segment defines a top surface, a bottom surface, and an aperture extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. The tether assembly includes a tether housing positioned below the bottom surface of the platform segment and a tether extending from the tether housing and through the aperture of the platform segment. The tether is selectively retractable from the tether housing and is biased toward maintenance inside the tether housing. The coupling plate defines a slot extending from an outer perimeter thereof into an interior thereof. The slot terminates at an enlarged end opposite the outer perimeter. The tether extends through the slot and terminates in a ball end. The ball end nests in the enlarged end of the slot to couple the tether to the coupling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott E. Denby, Chad G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9743764
    Abstract: A preassembled parallel wire cable creates a random cast of loops. Any of the random cast of loops is hung for transport, thus eliminating costly and time-consuming coiling and reeling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ULTIMATE STRENGTH CABLE, LLC
    Inventor: Walter L. Lambert
  • Patent number: 9693660
    Abstract: The present application discloses shelving systems (e.g., shower stations) with adjustable shelves (e.g., baskets) that can be moved by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: InterDesign, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stelmarski, Radu Alexandru Ghiorghie
  • Patent number: 9648954
    Abstract: Mechanisms and methods to install upper restrictive barriers onto existing pull-out shelves to prevent or decrease the likelihood of the shelf contents from falling over the back or sides of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Gerald W. Pirkl
  • Patent number: 9629353
    Abstract: A bait rack is provided. The bait rack includes a bait support portion defining an open-topped bait pocket and an access aperture configured to provide access to the bait pocket from below the bait support portion. The bait rack includes a base configured to support the bait support portion above a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Liphatech, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Morales, Sandy Morales, Daniel M. Machak, Raymond W. Finke, James J. Doll
  • Patent number: 9498088
    Abstract: A shelf support structure for holding shower or bath accessories adapted to be suspended from the top edge of a shower or bathroom wall having a frame that comprises a pair of spaced-apart vertical legs which ascends up and hooks over and then back down forming an inverted U-shape. The frame is attached to a mounting bar designed to support the weight of the shelf support structure and contents. The mounting bar comprises a pair of slots on opposite ends designed to slip over and lock onto a plurality of securing means that are fastened to the drywall just above the top of the shower or bath wall, thereby preventing the shelf support structure from slipping off the top edge of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Donald Neal Hinson
  • Patent number: 9344667
    Abstract: A mounting system includes an interior arm having first apertures, first and second faces, to which the first apertures are open, and first and second side walls between the faces. An exterior arm may define a channel to receive a portion of the interior arm. The exterior arm further includes a second aperture configured to align with one of the first apertures when the interior arm is received within the channel. A first fixation element extends through one of the first apertures and engages with a first external component. A second fixation element extends through the second aperture of the exterior arm and through another of the first apertures so as to maintain a position of the exterior arm. The exterior arm includes mounting means at a first end thereof and configured to attach with a second external component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Bell'O International Corp.
    Inventors: Steven J. Sculler, Steven R. Remy
  • Patent number: 9277819
    Abstract: Mechanisms and methods to install upper restrictive barriers onto existing pull-out shelves to prevent or decrease the likelihood of the shelf contents from falling over the back or sides of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Gerald William Pirkl
  • Publication number: 20150068990
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: 8919583
    Abstract: An accessory merchandiser for displaying products. The accessory merchandiser includes a modular unit including a plurality of first members and a plurality of second members, wherein the first and second members form a grid structure, a plurality of indicator marks formed on each second member, and a plurality of coupling members configured to removably couple the modular unit to a fixture. The plurality of indicator marks form a marking grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy G. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8870000
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20140197122
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 8714374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bracket for mounting a container to a slotwall. The bracket comprises a base connected with a wire frame having an upper and lower element. The lower element provides support for the bottom of the container and the upper element may act as a lateral stop for the container. According to another embodiment of the invention, the wire frame may be rotatably coupled with the base such that the orientation of the wire frame relative to a vertical axis may be selectively adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Eric F. Bauchet, Gil A. Gaska, Travis M. Perkins, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 8714375
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 8684196
    Abstract: A peg board hook, for insertion into a peg board, the peg board hook includes two tangs, each tang configured complementary, such that tangs from adjacent peg board hooks can be inserted into the same hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Burton Kozak, Ira Kozak
  • Patent number: 8636156
    Abstract: A rack for storing objects on a door has at least two uprights, at least two hanging brackets, a plurality of shelf supports, a plurality of shelves and at least two hanging links. The uprights are spaced apart a distance equal to a length of the shelves and spaced from the door by ends of the uprights angled toward the door. The shelves may be disposed at an angle relative to a vertical position of the uprights wherein a superior mounted pair of uprights has hanging links depending from a lower support end and the hanging links are engaged upon an upper support end of another pair of uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Vijay S. Malik
  • Patent number: 8607994
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a bottle holder apparatus comprises an elongated element comprising a first end joined to a first arcuate neck retaining portion, a first arm joined to the first arcuate neck retaining portion and to an arcuate loop, a second arm parallel to the first arm and joining the arcuate loop to a second arcuate neck retaining portion that is aligned with the first arcuate neck retaining portion, and a second end joined to the second arcuate neck retaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Vinotheque Wine Cellars
    Inventor: Thomas Schneider
  • Patent number: 8584872
    Abstract: An adjustable folding utility tray for removable attachment to a tripod comprising a portable frame with attached collapsing or folding members is provided. The folding utility tray removably attaches to two legs of an easel or tripod. Once the device is positioned at the desired operational height, two slidingly attached arms are adjusted to engage and contact the easel or tripod legs. After use, the device is folded, or collapsed, into a compact size for transport or storage and removed from the easel or tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Denise Eiseman
  • Patent number: 8540088
    Abstract: An accessory merchandiser for displaying products. The accessory merchandiser includes a modular unit including a plurality of first members and a plurality of second members, wherein the first and second members form a grid structure, a plurality of indicator marks formed on each second member, and a plurality of coupling members configured to removably couple the modular unit to a fixture. The plurality of indicator marks form a marking grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy G. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8479927
    Abstract: A merchandising display using pegs mounted on peg board slopes the pegs downwardly from back to front and has a product retaining bar disposed below the pegs a distance calculated to engage the bottom of products displayed on the pegs. The merchandising display pegs are sloped at an angle calculated to allow gravity to draw products from the back of the peg to the front of the peg as products are removed while the bar engaging the bottom of the products maintains the forward most product at the optimum display angle for purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8430253
    Abstract: An attachable, adjustable railing device for shelves comprises a plurality of horizontal rails, a plurality of vertical braces, and a structure to fasten to a shelf. The rails are ā€œLā€-shaped being joined along a front edge portion by a telescoping insertable connection for adjusting an overall width of the device. The rails further comprise fasteners affixed to side portions which attach to corresponding fasteners attached to adjacent surfaces of cabinets, cupboards, walls, or other adjacent structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventors: William L. Jackson, Sandra C. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8292094
    Abstract: A storage rack system for storing items along the inside of a door. An open grid rack is attached to the inside of the door and can be used to support various structures configured to hold items such as handguns. Alternatively, a grid, comprised of structures configured as holsters, enables the storage of a large number of handguns in a small area. The open grid rack and the holster grid may be utilized to support items other than guns. The rack assembles are configured to be attached to the inside of a door, such as, for example, a gun safe door, by brackets or by other suitable attachment assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Dan Morton
  • Patent number: 8272610
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder assembly includes a substrate-mountable holder having a metal base having a centerline, the base having a plurality of openings to receive a plurality of fasteners, a generally symmetrical wireform having a pair of legs with a portion therebetween, the portion welded to the base, each leg having a first segment extending parallel to the base and a second segment extending outwardly of the base. First segment of each leg may be generally parallel to the centerline, or first segment may be angled with respect to the centerline. Second segment of legs may extend generally linearly outwardly of the base or may have radii of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John P. Grimm
  • Publication number: 20120187059
    Abstract: A wall mountable coil rack is provided for securing a plurality of items. The rack includes a continuous coiled beam with a top connector and a bottom connector. The beam includes a plurality of layers, where item are held in between adjacent layers. The layers have a horizontal area smaller than the horizontal area of the items. Accordingly, the layers are hidden from view when the rack is filled with items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Salvatore Sisto
  • Patent number: 8186521
    Abstract: A wall rack includes two parallel sliding rails each having a plurality of protrusions spaced along the length, a frame having two pairs of first hooks at the front side, two stop members respectively connected to the first hooks and two pairs of second hooks hooked on and movable along the sliding rails, a storage basket having two mounting rods respectively secured to the first hooks, and a positioning device formed of an axle that is pivotally coupled to the frame, a retaining rod and a bearing member and biasable relative the frame to lock the frame to the sliding rails where the retaining rod is stopped at the top side of one protrusion of each of the two sliding rails and the bearing member is stopped against one stop member of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Dongguan Master United Plastic & Hardware Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsien-Jui Yu
  • Patent number: 8134075
    Abstract: A wire organizer providing an accommodation for power supplies, an attractive and compact compartment, and an easy and unlimited variety of adaptations to suit the user's purpose, having an attractive top cover and a functional main panel on which a multiplicity of hook and loop fasteners have been placed in strategic positions, so as to retain in a neat and organized fashion a multiplicity of wires and cords, power supplies and power strips, all having mating hook and loop fasteners to connect to those of the main panel, and a means by which the organizer may be hung either vertically or horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Susan Vail
  • Patent number: 8128042
    Abstract: A sucker assembly includes a sucker, a pull bar secured on the sucker, a pressing member mounted on the pull bar and pressing the sucker, an elastic member mounted on the pull bar and biased between the sucker and the pressing member, a control handle pivotally mounted on the pressing member, and a pivot shaft extending through the control handle, the pressing member and the pull bar. The pressing member has a periphery provided with a mounting seat which has a fixing recess to receive a hanging rod of a support rack and to abut a surface. Thus, the hanging rod of the support rack is locked onto the surface by the fixing recess of the mounting seat so that the support rack contacts with the surface exactly and closely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ferro-Carbon Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lung-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8083079
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall and method of use thereof, and more specifically, to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall, the wire rack having a retractable rail for adjusting to different sizes of irons and equipped with an ironing board holder and a product holder. The iron holder holds the iron by the iron's base and can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of irons. The frame is also made of heat-resistant, coated, welded wire that allows for the manufacture of a light, cost-effective device. The device is also equipped with large hooks to hold most types of ironing boards and arms designed to hold extra products used during ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panacea Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • 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: 7959020
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall and method of use thereof, and more specifically, to a wire rack for mounting an iron on a wall, the wire rack having a retractable rail for adjusting to different sizes of irons and equipped with an ironing board holder and a product holder. The iron holder holds the iron by the iron's base and can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of irons. The frame is also made of heat-resistant, coated, welded wire that allows for the manufacture of a light, cost-effective device. The device is also equipped with large hooks to hold most types of ironing boards and arms designed to hold extra products used during ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Panacea Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frederick K. Rosen
  • Patent number: 7931161
    Abstract: A wall mountable wire grid organizer rack assembly includes a support grid structure including a perimeter frame and a plurality of transverse support members connected with the perimeter frame. A plurality of accessories are removably connected with the support members, and at least one stretch removable adhesive strip is arranged between the support grid and the wall for securing the rack to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Newbould, Ivana Babic, Craig Thompson, Russell G. Pihlstrom
  • Patent number: 7903924
    Abstract: A connector that can function as a cable tray splice is provided. The connector may have a frame that is configured for being placed against first and second portions of cable tray. The connector may also have a flange located at an end of the frame that is capable of being shaped by a user. The flange and the frame define an aperture. A connector that may be a configured as a cable tray hanger and a method of securing a connector to the cable tray are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: M P Husky, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Pollard, Jr., Raymond A. Colgrove, James Q. Looney, Ernest R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 7896171
    Abstract: A gravity feed shelving system is provided in which specially configured tiers contain necked-down channels for the receiving, storing and dispensing of series of flexible packages such as flex bags. Each channel is configured with relatively wide receiving and dispensing portions at the rear and front of the tier, respectively, and a narrowed intermediate portion that partially compresses the flex bags and restrains them against their removal from the channel until the flex bag passes from the intermediate portion into the dispensing portion. The tier has an operatively sloped orientation so that, once placed within the receiving portion of the channel, each flex bag is urged along the channel and into the intermediate portion by the force of its own weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Display & Fixtures Company
    Inventor: Joseph M. Battaglia
  • Patent number: 7837044
    Abstract: The apparatus includes first and second side walls, and a bottom wall having a first, a second, a third and a fourth side edge. A lower edge of the first side wall is secured to the first side edge, and a lower edge of the second side wall is secured to the third side edge. A door is rotatably coupled to a front edge of the first side wall and latchable proximate to a front edge of the second side wall. When latched, a bottom edge of the door is located at a pre-determined distance from the second side edge of the bottom wall. The first and second side walls, the bottom wall and the door form a substantially rectangular enclosure when first and second cross-members, fixedly attached to respective top and bottom back edges of the first and second side walls, are affixed to a vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Larry J. Whitty
  • Patent number: 7806278
    Abstract: A bottle storage device, particularly a bottle rack, is provided for at least one double row (7) including a first row (2) and a second row (3) of bottles (1) and resting on a support assembly (11), with each support assembly (11) having a first support assembly part (6) and a second support assembly part (10) for supporting the lateral surfaces (5) of the bottles (1), and a third support assembly part (8) is arranged between them for supporting the bottle necks (4) of the bottles (1), with the support assembly parts (6, 8, 10) each being spaced apart from each other. The third support assembly part (8) projects freely from a rear side of the bottle storage device, opposite the removal side, extending towards the removal side. Stops (14) are provided for the lateral surfaces (5) of the rearmost bottle (1) of the first and the second row (2, 3), which are off-set in reference to each other in a direction of the rows (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Hubert Brida
  • Patent number: 7708156
    Abstract: An adjustable shelving storage system for use in industrial, commercial and home settings were available space is limited, the storage system having supports arms with a unique bracket for releasable attachment to side rail uprights whereby the support arms may be reversed for flat storage when not used. The system is provided in wall-mounted, floor mounted and mobile versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 7520397
    Abstract: A multifunctional cup holding rack with a plurality of interconnected open cupholding compartments featuring backside magnetic elements for holding the rack fast against a vertically inclined metallic surface and characterized further by the presence of topside hookloop components and bottomside hook components for holding one rack below and connected to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Joyce M. Segale