Shelf Type Patents (Class 211/134)
  • Patent number: 10463151
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting shelving and other hanging components (hanging baskets, boxes, prongs and display holders) to a backing board. The shelves have a pre-fitted protruding aluminium extrusion piece that fits into and locks into a dovetail piece that is pre-installed into a pre-cut triangle groove in the backboard. The backing board has a number of pre-cut grooves (to suit customer requirements) running the length of the board that are filled with the dovetail extrusions. The shelves can be removed without tools, can take significant weight and cannot be accidently dislodged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOCK & LOAD SHELVING SYSTEMS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Luke Murphy
  • Patent number: 10433658
    Abstract: A clip-on side panel for attachment to a wire side guide of a product display tray. Many product display trays have width-adjustable wire guides at each side to confine the products into a front-to-back column. Many soft products, however, such as bagged products, can project through the open areas of the wire guides and cause problems. Trays are available with flat metal sides, but at a greater cost. The side panel attachment is an inexpensive, extruded, flat panel with an integral clip extending lengthwise at the level of the horizontal guide wire. The panel has openings at the base for engaging vertical end portions of the guide wire. The panels can be very quickly and easily installed on the guide wires of a tray for more effective confinement of soft products. The panels can just as easily be removed for other products, such as boxes, to provide greater visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph F. Kologe
  • Patent number: 10342335
    Abstract: Present embodiments relate to a shelf system for an appliance which has a lock device that may be easily retrofitted to render the shelves locked in position rather than removable and/or adjustable. The lock system inhibits rotation of the shelf in a direction normally required for removal of the shelf and movement thereof. The lock may be formed integrally or may be formed separately of the shelf support or bracket and may be connected to the bracket once the shelf is in a desired position in order to lock the shelf in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventor: Mark Raymond Fazi
  • Patent number: 10334967
    Abstract: A product display merchandiser comprising a support member, an intermediate member movably attached to the support member, and a product support attached to the intermediate member. The intermediate member being movable between at least a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Retail Space Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael William Mercier, Daniel Davenport
  • Patent number: 10314392
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that provides a storage system designed to allow pickers to easily and efficiently pull products from all portions of the storage system from a single side of the storage system. The storage system includes a first storage rack that has a first plurality of columns and a first platform extending from one of the first plurality of columns. An outer edge of the first platform forms an end of the first storage rack. Positioned adjacent to the first storage rack is a second storage rack with a second plurality of columns and a second platform that extends from one of the second plurality of columns, where an outer edge of the second platform forms an end of the second storage rack. An aisle is formed by a predetermined distance between the outer edges of the first and second platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10277015
    Abstract: A motor control center (MCC) includes a cabinet, a bus located within the cabinet, a partition vertically partitioning the inside of the cabinet, and an MCC unit located on the partition and including a clip connected to the bus, a first guide located on a lower surface of the MCC unit and having a protrusion part, and a second guide located on an upper surface of the partition and slidably guiding the first guide in a forward/backward direction, wherein the second guide has rise limiting parts limiting rise of the protrusion part in order to limit rise of the first guide, and thus, separation of the MCC unit is minimized, and since the MCC unit is mounted in a normal position, high reliability is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ejae Choi
  • Patent number: 10215475
    Abstract: A modular component fixing system for an appliance including a refrigerating appliance having an inner liner defining a plurality of modular attachment slots, each having an upturned flange defining an angular recess. Each modular attachment slots includes a downwardly angled channel in communication with the angular recess. Each of a plurality of modular components includes an abutment surface and a supporting flange extending from the abutment surface at a predetermined angle, the predetermined angle of the supporting flange being substantially similar to a recess angle define by the angular recess, wherein each modular component is configured to be removably engaged with any one of the plurality of modular attachment slots by inserting the supporting flange into a corresponding angular recess of the one of the plurality of modular attachment slots such that the abutment surface is substantially flush with an interior surface of the inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Chow, Wesley Mendez, Sergio Moreno, Fabian Taboada, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: 10189177
    Abstract: A method of drying sticks, a related apparatus, resultant product and its uses where the method involves presenting a plurality of sticks in parallel as a single layer, pressing each stick with a bank of pressing members on and/or into at least one face of the sticks, each with plurality of protuberances, thereby to constrain the sticks against crook, and drying the sticks when so constrained. Preferably each bank of pressing members is an underside of a frame or lattice of a stack of such frames or lattices able to receive such a single layer of sticks between adjacent overlying/underlying frames or lattices, the protuberances preferably being only downwardly directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wood Engineering Technology Limited
    Inventors: Warwick Bosson, Roger Frank Harrison
  • Patent number: 10035464
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rear door assembly having an open configuration that allows access to a rear storage volume and a closed configuration that inhibits access to the rear storage volume. A multi-level rear storage system is located in the rear storage volume. The multi-level storage system has a retracted configuration where a shelf member is relatively near a rear floor of the rear storage volume and an extended configuration with the shelf member spaced-apart from the rear floor thereby defining an upper rear storage volume above the shelf member and a lower rear storage volume below the shelf member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergei I Gage, Arata Sato
  • Patent number: 9999300
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that provides a storage system designed to allow pickers to easily and efficiently pull products from all portions of the storage system from a single side of the storage system. The storage system includes a first storage rack that has a first plurality of columns and a first platform extending from one of the first plurality of columns. An outer edge of the first platform forms an end of the first storage rack. Positioned adjacent to the first storage rack is a second storage rack with a second plurality of columns and a second platform that extends from one of the second plurality of columns, where an outer edge of the second platform forms an end of the second storage rack. An aisle is formed by a predetermined distance between the outer edges of the first and second platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 9962015
    Abstract: A showcase includes: a case main body; and article mounting shelves that mount articles as objects to be stored. The showcase causes the articles to be visually recognized through a customer serving face. Each of the article mounting shelves includes: a pair of brackets supported by a pair of shelf columns; and a shelf board. Each of the brackets includes locking pieces that are provided with respective notches at lower ends of predetermined areas. The showcase is supported by each of the shelf columns by causing the locking pieces to be inserted into corresponding inner face locking holes formed on an inner face of each of the shelf columns and causing lower edges of the inner face locking holes to relatively enter the notches, to cause the locking pieces to be locked to the inner face locking holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Goto, Noriyuki Take
  • Patent number: 9944448
    Abstract: A container (1) for transportation and/or storage of items is provided with under-slung lifting formations (8, 9) for aiding lifting of the container, rotatable support members (10, 11) upon which the container may be moved, and/or means (17) for securing like containers positioned in side by side relationship to be releasably secured to one another. The invention enables securing together containers in side by side relationship and moving/lifting the containers together between picking or loading locations. Following loading of the containers with at least some material at the distributed picking/loading locations, the containers may be disengaged and separated for onward transportation in separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Belron International Limited
    Inventors: Alain Lopez, Enoc Bofill
  • Patent number: 9791094
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a prosthetics stand having a base with a post that extends upwardly from the base and a holder component coupled to the post and having a pair of holders configured to secure and store one or more lower-extremity prosthetics are disclosed. The pair of holders each defines a circular portion that forms an opening slot configured to allow a lower-extremity prosthetic pass through and be retained within the confines of each respective holder. The prosthetic stand includes a plurality of wheels that allow the prosthetic stand to be mobile and a securing means operable to allow the prosthetics stand to be attached to a structural element, such as a bed or bathtub, to prevent inadvertent movement of the holder component. In some embodiments, the base may have an angled portion that allows the lower-extremity prosthetic to be attached and reattached to an individual in a more natural and convenient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Layne
  • Patent number: 9723918
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the height of a work surface comprising a height-adjusting mechanism and a universal mount that ensures compatibility with a wide variety of desks and other work surfaces. The apparatus may include one or more suction cups for securing the work surface to the height adjustment mechanism. The apparatus may also include a bent universal adapter bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: WL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: William Lager
  • Patent number: 9723923
    Abstract: A panel provided with a slider. The slider including a first surface and the panel including a second surface, the slider is being configured to be assembled to the panel with the first surface facing the second surface. The second surface is provided with an insertion groove and a displacement groove, which are of a longitudinal shape. A first angle, which is between the second surface and the insertion groove, is an acute angle. A strip protrudes from the first surface. A second angle, which is between the strip and the first surface, is an acute angle. The strip is configured to be inserted into the insertion groove when the slider is assembled to the panel. A displaceable tongue is arranged in the displacement groove. A locking surface of the displaceable tongue is configured to cooperate with a locking surface of the strip for locking the strip to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Peter Derelöv
  • Patent number: 9694974
    Abstract: An item storage, dispensing, and receiving apparatus includes a frame assembly having a height and length, including at least one section thereof having two opposing side wall sections, wherein each opposing side wall section includes vertically spaced rails disposed on an inner surface thereof such that each rail on a respective side wall section is located opposite a corresponding rail on the opposing side wall section, further wherein the at least one section has an open space fully extending between the vertically spaced rails between the two opposing side wall sections over the height and length, and a conveyance mechanism located within the open space along at least a portion of the length, wherein the conveyance mechanism is movable in a vertical direction in the open space along the height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FAIRFIELD INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen W. Jewell, Larry E. Berges
  • Patent number: 9604783
    Abstract: A system is provided for maintaining a minimum separation between a first pallet positioned on a first rack and a second pallet positioned on a second rack. The system comprises a double back stop that includes a first back stop attached to the first rack to prevent lateral movement of the first pallet beyond the first back stop. The double back stop also includes a second back stop attached to the second rack to prevent lateral movement of the second pallet beyond the second back stop. A minimum distance is maintained between the first and second backstops such that the minimum separation is maintained. The double back stop also includes a middle section to connect the first back stop to the second back stop. Methods are also provided for forming the double back stop and for maintaining the minimum separation between the first pallet and the second pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin McAuliffe
  • Patent number: 9572428
    Abstract: A storage member vertical adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a concealed vertical track system that is positioned within an appliance cabinet. The vertical track system includes a retaining member and a concealing flange that extends parallel with and conceals the retaining member with an adjustment region defined therebetween. A storage member has an engagement structure that cooperatively engages the adjustment region. The engagement structure includes a laterally-extending vertical flange that engages the concealing flange and the retaining member in a vertical adjustment state and alternatively engages the retaining member in the vertically secured positions. The retaining member and the concealing flange laterally support the laterally-extending vertical flange within the adjustment region such that the engagement structure of the storage member is selectively inserted and removed from the adjustment region through one of the top and bottom receiving apertures of the adjustment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 9439519
    Abstract: A free-standing display fixture includes a main body having a top edge, a bottom edge, a right side panel, a center panel and a left side panel. Each of the left side panel, the center panel and the right side panel include interior surfaces and the interior surfaces of the left side panel and the right side panel face each other. Located between and coupled to left side panel and right panel are a plurality of uniquely arranged display components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9420878
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting the height of a work surface comprising a height-adjusting mechanism and a universal mount that ensures compatibility with a wide variety of desks and other work surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: WL INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: William Lager
  • Patent number: 9408462
    Abstract: There is provided a support rack locking apparatus, comprising: a support rack attachably or detachably installed at mounting rails provided at both sides in a cavity of a machine body; a shelf rack installed at the support rack to be movable in a forward or backward direction; fixed rail members fixedly installed at both sides of the support rack; movable rail members fixedly installed at both sides of the shelf rack and connected to the fixed rail members, to be forwardly or backwardly movable; a supporting member fixedly installed at the outside of each of the fixed rail members; a locking member pivotally connected with the supporting member by using a hinge connecting pin; and an operating member fixedly installed at each of the movable rail members, to operate the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: JEONHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jang Sun Hong
  • Patent number: 9375085
    Abstract: A panel provided with a slider. The slider including a first surface and the panel including a second surface, the slider is being configured to be assembled to the panel with the first surface facing the second surface. The second surface is provided with an insertion groove and a displacement groove, which are of a longitudinal shape. A first angle, which is between the second surface and the insertion groove, is an acute angle. A strip protrudes from the first surface. A second angle, which is between the strip and the first surface, is an acute angle. The strip is configured to be inserted into the insertion groove when the slider is assembled to the panel. A displaceable tongue is arranged in the displacement groove. A locking surface of the displaceable tongue is configured to cooperate with a locking surface of the strip for locking the strip to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Peter Derelöv
  • Patent number: 9366473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refrigeration unit having a refrigeration compartment in which a container is arranged, wherein a cover which can be seated in a guide contour is assigned to the container. According to the invention, the guide contour is integrated in an interior container wall of the refrigeration unit bordering the refrigeration compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BSH HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Marietta Bormann, Herbert Cizik, Jürgen Fink, Bernd Illenberger, Thomas Kinzler, Michael Krapp, Markus Mayer, Robert Stahl
  • Patent number: 9353988
    Abstract: A shelf assembly and a refrigerator including the same. The shelf assembly includes: a shelf plate having first to fourth mounting members, and first to fourth brackets each having a fitting slot, in which the first and second brackets are disposed at a left and right side of the shelf plate respectively. The fitting slot of each of the first and second brackets includes a first sliding groove and a plurality of first receiving grooves. The first and second mounting members are slidable within the first sliding groove of the first and second brackets along the vertical direction so as to selectively fit within one of the plurality of the first receiving grooves. The third and fourth mounting members are fitted within the fitting slot of the third and fourth brackets and a position of the third and fourth mounting members are adjustable along the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: HEFEI MIDEA REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD., HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongxian Liu, Jun Yao, Wei Ren, Jian Cheng, Lingyun Li
  • Patent number: 9307835
    Abstract: A warehouse storage system having a pallet rack unit partitioned into compartments, the pallet rack unit defined by interior area between two vertical upright units operably connected by a first pair and a second pair of horizontal support beams that span a longitudinal distance between the vertical upright units. The pallet rack unit partitioned into compartments by a vertical backing divider that spans at least a portion of the longitudinal distance, which is operably connected to one or more divider panels that operably connect to at least one of the horizontal support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Jim's Welding & Fabricating, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel F. Beach
  • Patent number: 9155383
    Abstract: A rack assembly includes a base frame having a base member, a lateral brace along a first edge of the base member, and a vertical stub extending upward from a corner of the base member, the vertical stub including first and second stub walls oriented substantially perpendicularly to each other; a side frame including a generally U-shaped vertical bracket; and a generally U-shaped gusset having an upper portion and a lower portion in which the one gusset wall is substantially parallel to and offset with respect to the upper portion. The upper portion of the gusset is attached to the vertical bracket so as to form a first gap between the one gusset wall and a corresponding vertical bracket wall, and a second gap is formed between another bracket wall and the lower portion of the corresponding gusset wall, the gaps being adapted to receive the vertical stub walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schluter, Nico Corbo
  • Publication number: 20150130335
    Abstract: A shelf includes a cold storage material, a main shelf body having a space, configured to store the cold storage material therein, and one or more bracket(s) at a lower end portion of the main shelf body, configured to support the main shelf body. A refrigerator includes a main body having a storage chamber, a door rotatably coupled to the main body, and the shelf including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Chul Woong JUNG
  • Publication number: 20150129526
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a third rail, a support member and a resilient member. The second rail is slidably connected to the first rail to which the third rail is connected. The support member is movably connected to the third rail and has a side portion and a stop portion. The side portion has at least one first slot, and a first connecting member extends through the at least one first slot and is connected to the third rail. The resilient member generates an elastic force in response to a relative movement between the support member and the third rail. The support member is movable relative to the third rail and contacts against the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, SHUN-HO YANG, CHIEN-LI HUANG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Patent number: 9027767
    Abstract: A rack shelving unit includes front and rear beams, and one or more tie bars extending between the front and rear beams to form a shelf frame with the front and rear beams which can support a shelf. The tie bar can include flexible sidewalls that can flex laterally away from each other as the shelf is loaded to increase the compressive force of a compression retainer coupling the tie bar to the front and rear beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas I. Buckley, Mario D'Ovidio, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Publication number: 20150124453
    Abstract: A shelving assembly includes a support plate, left and right side supports, and rear and front anti-tip and retention features. The side supports each include a front end located adjacent to a front edge of the support plate, and a rear end located adjacent to a rear edge of the support plate. A portion of the rear and front anti-tip and retention features is disposed above the support plate for preventing tipping and for retaining the support plate on the side supports. The front and rear anti-tip and retention features are spaced apart such that a majority of the top surface of the support plate along opposite left and right side edges is freely exposed and unencumbered by the front and rear anti-tip and retention features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew McMillin, Jason Robert Yochum
  • Publication number: 20150102718
    Abstract: A shelf assembly and a refrigerator including the same. The shelf assembly includes: a shelf plate having first to fourth mounting members, and first to fourth brackets each having a fitting slot, in which the first and second brackets are disposed at a left and right side of the shelf plate respectively. The fitting slot of each of the first and second brackets includes a first sliding groove and a plurality of first receiving grooves. The first and second mounting members are slidable within the first sliding groove of the first and second brackets along the vertical direction so as to selectively fit within one of the plurality of the first receiving grooves. The third and fourth mounting members are fitted within the fitting slot of the third and fourth brackets and a position of the third and fourth mounting members are adjustable along the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicants: HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., HEFEI MIDEA REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongxian Liu, Jun Yao, Wei Ren, Jian Cheng, Lingyun Li
  • Patent number: 9004427
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for connecting a light shelf to a structure in cantilever fashion. A pair of receiver units attach to the structure and each has a pair of brackets with a slot there between. A recess is formed on an upper interior surface of the upper bracket. The lower bracket has an abutment support surface distal to the structure. A pair of inserter units attach to opposite sides of the shelf, each having an insertion leg and an abutment support. The insertion leg inserts into the recess of a corresponding receiver when the abutment support rests on the abutment surface. The weight of the shelf pulls the abutment support into engagement with the abutment surface and pushes the insertion leg into engagement with the recess, holding the shelf horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Philip Irudayaraj, Jeffrey Scott Dolby, Jotpreet Singh Chahal, Gregory B. Mckenna, Robert Holcombe
  • Publication number: 20150068997
    Abstract: Shelf parts of a rack apparatus for an automated warehouse include a hollow placement member and a stopper. The placement member is fixed to a rack main body and has a placement surface onto which an article is placed. The stopper is disposed at an end part of the placement member and restricts vibration of the article in a first horizontal direction. The stopper includes a base member fixed to the placement member, a projection member having a projection extending higher than the placement surface, and a viscoelastic member connecting the base member and the projection member within the placement member. The viscoelastic member generates a damping force when the viscoelastic member is deformed by the shear in the first horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi Nomura, Norifumi Hamamoto, Osamu Fukuta
  • Patent number: 8973767
    Abstract: A sturdy, wall mounted indoor firewood rack which includes a detachable tray capable of catching and retaining dirt, wood chips, residue, snow, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stearns, David S Trandal
  • Publication number: 20150053632
    Abstract: A shelving unit includes a wire shelf having multiple wire members arranged to form a platform, at least one bracket configured to releasably couple to wire members of the wire shelf, and a rod coupled to the bracket. The bracket includes a hook-shaped end portion and an elbow portion. The hook-shaped end portion of the bracket defines a channel that opens toward the elbow portion for receiving a first one of the wire members, and the elbow portion of the bracket defines a bend for receiving a second one of the wire members to thereby releasably couple (e.g., snap fit, etc.) the bracket to the wire shelf. The shelving unit may also include a stop for inhibiting movement of hangers along the rod and past the stop, and/or a connector for coupling the shelving unit to a rod of another shelving unit for allowing movement of hangers between the rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Brinton, JR., Ernie Junior Torres, Milind S. Nimgulkar, Robert B. Anderson, III
  • Publication number: 20150008203
    Abstract: A shelf extender that is designed to be connected to a shelf of an existing shelf system to increase a total depth of a shelf of the shelf system. The shelf extender includes a body portion and a connection arrangement. The shelf extender can include one or more legs and/or support flanges. The body portion has a generally flat and planar top surface. The top surface generally has a depth that is less than a depth of a top surface of the shelf. The connection arrangement generally lies in the same plane as the top surface of the body portion. The connection arrangement is connected to the body portion and includes a connector designed secure the connection arrangement to a top surface of the existing shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Misener, Curtis Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140354001
    Abstract: A shelving system includes side members that each define a first channel having a slide disposed therein. A cross member extends between and connects the slides. The cross member defines a second channel having a guide member disposed therein. The guide member defines a third channel and a flange. A container includes side walls having a rail. One of the rails is movably disposed in the third channel. The rails include a first locking element and a second locking element. The handle includes a third locking element that engages the first locking element. The handle is movable between a first position in which the second locking element engages the flange and the container is fixed relative to the guide member and a second position in which the second locking element is spaced apart from the flange and the container can translate relative to the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Charles L. Hanley
  • Patent number: 8893903
    Abstract: A retrofitting system for shelves includes shelf rack inserts rack inserts each having a product slide plate with rectangular raised edges on a front and on a rear. The raised edge on the front includes a snapped-on U-rail having openings and the raised edge on the rear includes rectangular cutouts disposed opposite from the openings. At least one separating bracket has a front side and a rear side with two parallel and joined cross-bars extending between the front side and the rear side. The front side includes a horizontal pin and the rear side includes an insertion plate that is installed perpendicularly such that the separating bracket is configured to be locked in place at a lateral distance in the product slide plate by the insertion plate being inserted into a corresponding one of the cutouts and the pin being horizontally inserted into a corresponding one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Rickard Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8891228
    Abstract: An enclosure for electrical equipment is provided. The enclosure includes a frame, a first plate, and a first member coupled to the frame and configured to receive the first plate. The first plate is configured to receive a transformer, movable between a first position and a second position, at least partially supported by the first member when the first plate is in the first position, and offset from the first member when the first plate is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph P. Gerovac
  • Patent number: 8879881
    Abstract: A rotatable routing guide assembly for fiber optic cables routed in a fiber optic equipment shelf is disclosed. The assembly comprises a guide portion, an attachment feature and a keyed receiver. The guide portion has a bottom, a top, a deformable first wall, a deformable second wall and a third wall forming a plurality of segments, and is configured to receive fiber optic cables of different sizes by different ones of the plurality of segments. The attachment feature removably attaches the guide portion to the shelf. The attachment feature has a first tab forming a first notch with the guide portion, and a second tab forming a second notch with the guide portion. The keyed receiver is located in the shelf and has a lip extending partially around an interior edge. The lip is received in at least one of the first notch and the second notch and friction fit between at least one of the first tab and the second tab and the guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Monique L. Cote, Gerald J. Davis, Brent M. Frazier, William J. Giraud, Raymond G. Jay, Brian D. Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20140290742
    Abstract: A frame structure includes a first horizontal board, a second horizontal board, a first vertical board, a third horizontal board, a second vertical board, and at least one support element. The first vertical board is connected to the first and second horizontal boards. The second vertical board is connected to the second and third horizontal boards. At least a portion of the second horizontal board and at least a portion of the third horizontal board protrude from the second vertical board, such that an open accommodating space is defined between the second horizontal board, the second vertical board, and the third horizontal board. The support element is detachably positioned in the accommodating space. A top surface of the support element is abutted against the second horizontal board, and a bottom surface of the support element is abutted against the third horizontal board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Jung CHANG, Huang-Chi TSENG, Hung-Ming TSENG, Yung-Chih CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140284294
    Abstract: A support bracket configured to be detachably connected to a vertical support post of a shelving unit and a crossbeam extending between two shelving units is provided. In one embodiment, the support bracket includes a first body portion having a front surface and a rear surface, a second body portion having a front surface and a rear surface, at least one interlocking member extending rearward from the rear surface of the first body portion, the at least one interlocking member configured to detachably engage at least one of a plurality of openings in the vertical support member, and at least one aperture in the second body portion, the at least one aperture configured to detachably receive at least one interlocking member on the crossbeam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Silverack, LLC
    Inventor: Harry R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140284291
    Abstract: A system for storing unfolded garments, such as shirts and sweaters, on multiple shelves. The shelves may be curved from side to side and raised in the middle. The shelves may be placed at intermittent variable points along a vertical support member which attaches to a wall or to a base. The multiple shelves attach to brackets which extend from the vertical support member at vertically spaced points along the length of the vertical support member. The system permits the shelves to slide out from the vertical support member for convenient access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: David Sandgrund
  • Patent number: 8839965
    Abstract: An insertable, semi-flexible shelf apparatus suspended and attached in a horizontal relationship within a compartment and anchored to anchor elements bonded to the inside wall surface of a portable cooler or drop-in horizontal freezer or portable storage bin container for better visibility, access, organization, and protection of food and food containers; fishing bait; and other items to retain and protect these items from damage due to wetness, frost and combination with other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: John Christian Benneche, Kelly Boehm Brown
  • Publication number: 20140263126
    Abstract: A merchandiser including a case defining a product display area and having a base and a rear wall coupled to the base. The rear wall has a rear wall component that defines a channel. The case further includes a plurality of shoes partially disposed in the rear wall component within the channel and positioned below the base to support the case on a surface. Load-bearing foam insulation material is disposed in the channel and partially encloses the shoes. The shoes and the rear wall component are coupled together by the load-bearing foam insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HUSSMANN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick M. LaMontagne, David Dickey, Denise Slatton, Ed Sample
  • Publication number: 20140263125
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a support post having a mounting surface and a plurality of vertically spaced retention members extending from the mounting surface. A shelf includes a bracket member configured for coupling to a first of the vertically spaced retention members. A support bracket includes an attachment portion configured for coupling to a second of the vertically spaced retention members adjacent the first vertically spaced retention member and a support portion configured for coupling to the bracket member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Arturo Gonzalez, Steven M. Kessell, Michael D. Potter
  • Publication number: 20140263919
    Abstract: An improved slat is disclosed with enhanced functionality and versatility. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, each slat provides multiple vertical positions for receiving brackets. In addition, such slats may include an optional decorative characteristic that can be incorporated into other display devices, such as tables and shelves to increase the functionality and versatility of those devices while providing a decorative flair. The slats in accordance with the present invention can be incorporated into non-linear display devices, for example, cylindrical display devices that can be used for displaying various items, such as earring cards, headbands and other items. Heretofore, such slats have only been used in linear applications. Such slats can also be used in freestanding displays both floor displays and counter-top displays which provide multiple sided functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tripar Intemational Inc.
    Inventor: Tripar Intemational Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140263114
    Abstract: A shelf for a merchandiser. The shelf includes a skin that defines a support surface of the shelf, and a skeleton structure to which the skin is attached. The skeleton structure includes a first end bracket and a second end bracket that is spaced from and disposed opposite the first end bracket. The skeleton structure further includes an internal bracket that has a first end coupled to the first end bracket adjacent a rear end of the first end bracket, and a second end coupled to the second end bracket adjacent a rear end of the second end bracket. The internal bracket extends forward from the respective rear ends toward a front of the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Rick M. LaMontagne, Tom Wind
  • Publication number: 20140263124
    Abstract: A standing shower caddy includes a frame, a horizontally adjustable shelf, a shelf adjustment mechanism, and a bumper. The horizontally adjustable shelf connects with a substantially vertical support member of the frame. The shelf adjustment mechanism cooperates with at least one of the frame and the horizontally adjustable shelf. The shelf adjustment mechanism is operable in a first operating position which allows for horizontal movement of the horizontally adjustable shelf with respect to the substantially vertical support member in a forward direction and a rearward direction. The shelf adjustment mechanism is also operable in a second operating position where the horizontally adjustable shelf is precluded from movement with respect to the substantially vertical support member in at least one of the forward direction and the rearward direction. The bumper can be located on the horizontally adjustable shelf to contact a substantially vertical wall surface of the shower stall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stian Tesdal, Alistair Bramley, Eli Worden, Rich Besen, Eric Bennett, Seth D. Kranzler
  • Publication number: 20140231373
    Abstract: The present invention is an array of sanitary tissue products. The array of sanitary tissue products comprises a first packaged article and a second packaged article. The first packaged article comprises a first rolled sanitary tissue product wound onto a first fibrous core. The second packaged article comprises a second rolled sanitary tissue product wound onto a second fibrous core. The second rolled sanitary tissue product is wound loosely relative to the first rolled sanitary tissue product. The second fibrous core has an axial strength greater than the first fibrous core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Andre MELLIN