With Trackway Patents (Class 211/162)
  • Patent number: 10952533
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an automated system structure which may be quickly and efficiently assembled using a number of storage modules. Storage modules may be comprised of a pair of shelf modules, each comprising a number of defined storage locations for storing totes, cartons, trays or other containers. The shelf modules may themselves be modular units comprising a number of horizontal storage levels affixed to a pair of vertical support assemblies at each end of the shelf modules. The pair of shelf modules may be accurately spaced from each other by mounting the shelf modules to tie beams at the bottom and tie plates at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alert Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Lert, Jr., Martin R. Elliott, William J. Fosnight, Christopher J. Dancewicz, Michael Chesna, Tsepa Bayul
  • Patent number: 10899553
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for restricting access to articles on a conveyor. The apparatus includes a locking mechanism configured to move via a plurality of actuators, wherein at least two of the actuators move the locking mechanism in differing directions, and also configured to prevent removal of at least one article from the conveyor while in a locking position against the conveyor, wherein at least one of the actuators is configured to move the locking mechanism into the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: White Conveyors Inc.
    Inventors: Angel F Hierrezuelo, John Moore, William Keith Skidmore
  • Patent number: 10820443
    Abstract: A tray unit includes: a plurality of trays each of which has a protrusion at a side end portion thereof; and a pair of frames vertically provided with a plurality tiers of rail portions, the plurality of tiers of rail portions accommodating the plurality of trays in a slidable manner in a horizontal direction. And the rail portion at each tier include a clamp on a surface facing the side end portion of the tray, the clamps in the plurality of tiers are aligned in a vertical direction, the clamp has an opening to which the protrusion is fittable, and when the side end portion of the tray move to a predetermined position with respect to the rail portion, the clamp is elastically deformed in the vertical direction of the rail portion, and the protrusion is fitted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Oki, Tomomi Imakawa, Takayuki Yokochi, Takayasu Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10793352
    Abstract: A locking device for locking a wheel track (30) of a carton flow bed rack to an end beam (10; 20) of the carton flow bed rack in a mounting position includes a locking plate (50) for connecting the wheel track (30) to the end beam (10; 20) and a cover rail (40) for fixing the locking plate (50) to the wheel track (30). The locking plate (50) has a mounting end (51) configured to engage the end beam (10; 20) in the mounting position. The locking plate (50) further has an elongated protrusion (52) configured to protrude out of the end beam (10; 20) in the mounting position. The cover rail (40) is configured to encase at least partially both the protrusion (52) of the locking plate (50) and an end section of the wheel track (30) in the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INTERROLL HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Jean Michel Laplace
  • Patent number: 10470589
    Abstract: Display rack assemblies suitable for displaying merchandise containers of nail polish, cosmetics and the like in a highly visible and accessible manner may include an assembly frame having an assembly base and an assembly cap on the assembly base. At least one display rack may be releasably and pivotally deployed between the assembly base and the assembly cap of the assembly frame. The at least one display rack may have a plurality of rack shelves for supporting merchandise containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Linh Nhat Huynh
  • Patent number: 10429003
    Abstract: Apparatuses for magnetically suspending an object within a space are provided with associated methods and systems. One example apparatus includes a carrier including a chamber and a focusing member coupled to the carrier. The apparatus may further include a magnet disposed in contact with the focusing member such that an attraction surface of the magnet is exposed by the chamber to permit direct contact between the magnet and the item. The focusing member may be formed to focus a magnetic field of the magnet towards the attraction surface. Additional example apparatuses, as well as systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CONTI-BROS, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Vincent Conti
  • Patent number: 10377572
    Abstract: An integrated side guide roller tray assembly for a cargo management system may comprise a guide rail. A first end mounting bracket may be coupled to a first end of the guide rail. A second end mounting bracket may be coupled to a second end of the guide rail opposite the first end. A roller tray including a roller may be coupled to the first end mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Ryan Meidinger, Wallace Harold Larson
  • Patent number: 10376049
    Abstract: A locker includes a pair of spaced-apart upstanding sidewalls, at least one member extending between the sidewalls, the member having a pair of ends, a tongue formed on each end of the member, a groove formed in each sidewall, each groove dimensioned to receive the tongue formed in the end of the member; and a metallic reinforcing member secured to each of the member and the sidewall at an intersection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Sam Allen
  • Patent number: 10219413
    Abstract: Air blocking panel assemblies for server component racks are described herein. An air blocking assembly configured in accordance with the present technology can include a frame portion and a plurality of first engagement features arranged on opposing end regions of the frame portion. The first engagement features are positioned to releasably mate with corresponding second engagement features of the component rack to retain the air blocking panel assembly within the component rack. The air blocking panel assembly can further include a plurality of removable tooling features arranged across a front side of the frame portion. The removable tooling features comprise selectively removable knockout holes that, when removed, are positioned to receive retention members from an external accessory such as a cable tray. The disclosed air blocking panel assemblies are configured for installation and uninstallation with the component rack by hand without the use of any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10210778
    Abstract: An electronic sign constructed from a kit for converting a static sign into a dynamic electronic sign comprises a plurality of display modules; a plurality of sign sections each having a front-facing portion and a rear-facing portion, the front facing portion defining a two dimensional array of bays arranged in a plurality of rows along a vertical direction and a plurality of columns along a horizontal direction, each bay configured to receive one of the display modules, the rear-facing portion for coupling to an anchored signage mounting structure; and a plurality of power routing systems, each power routing system having a power input for coupling to a power source and a plurality of power extensions, each power extension for coupling the power source to one of the plurality of display modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ADTI Media LLC
    Inventors: David Franklin Cox, Richard J Romano, Arne E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10042396
    Abstract: In one embodiment, and apparatus includes a frame comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and sides defining an opening for receiving a plurality of removable electronic modules, and at least two slidably removable guides extending generally parallel with the sides of the frame, two of the guides each comprising a first edge for slidable engagement with the top wall or the bottom wall and a second edge for slidable engagement with another of the at least two guides. The guides partition the opening for receiving the plurality of removable electronic modules when the guides are inserted into the frame. One or more of the guides may be removed from the frame for receiving a larger width electronic module in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Dev Gupta, Prashanth Pavithran, Viktor Brauer
  • Patent number: 10021996
    Abstract: An end cap assembly includes a base member, a back member, and a first and second support members coupled to the back member. The first support member is disposed at one side of the back member and the second support member is disposed at an opposite side. A plurality of extension members is removably coupled to the first and second support members. The assembly also includes a first spacer member, a second spacer member, and a cross member coupled at one end to the first or second spacer member. An intermediate member is coupled to the cross member at an end opposite either the first or second spacer member. The assembly includes a support rod coupled at one end to the intermediate member and at an opposite end to the first or second spacer member. A plurality of couplers is coupled to the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Cantwell, Stew Kerr, Michael E. Greene, Terrance L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10004350
    Abstract: A knife holder is adapted for retention of a plurality of knives, and includes a main body, a lateral wall, a locking member, a locking head and a plurality of insertion holes. The main body cooperates with the lateral wall to define an insertion space. The locking member has a linkage rod having a plurality of protruding portions, and a plurality of locking plates respectively connected to the protruding portions. Movement of the linkage rod drives each locking plate to rotate between a locked position, where a lock end portion thereof extends into the insertion space for blocking removal of the knives via the insertion holes, and an unlocked position, where the lock end portion is received in the receiving space for permitting removal of the knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 9999301
    Abstract: A pallet racking system includes a plurality of pallet shelves connected to a plurality of columns and a plurality of suspension hanging systems coupled to the plurality of columns. Each suspension hanging system is coupled to and configured for supporting a storage unit therebelow. The suspension hanging systems are slidable relative to the plurality of pallet shelves such that the sliding movement of a suspension hanging system relative to an adjacent suspension hanging system defines an aisle space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: 560 Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Austin J. Stauffer, Ryan B. Stauffer, Dolen Schweitzer, Barry Stauffer
  • Patent number: 9974385
    Abstract: A shoe carousel device that includes in one embodiment a base for stabilization and support, a support stem attached to the base and extending upwards therefrom at an approximate 90 degree angle, and a plurality of stackable shelves mounted on the support stem, including a discrete top shelf. The stackable shelves and top shelf are circular shaped with a raised outer tab and lighting disposed along their circumference and a relatively thin mesh surfacing. The top shelf includes a plurality of tilted slats which each can receive a pair of flat bottom shoes. In some embodiments, the tilted slats may extend upwards in order to increase the number of slats that can fit on the shelf. In some embodiments, the shoe carousel device also includes a foot pedal actuated motor operative to rotate the shoe carousel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Sandra Huizar Villalobos
  • Patent number: 9918567
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display rack system. The display rack system includes a support mechanism having first and second ends. The support mechanism may be configured to be attached to a surface at the first and second ends. The display rack system may also include a track mounted onto the support mechanism. The display rack system may also include a plurality of cardholders attached to the track. Each of the first plurality of cardholders may be configured to independently slide laterally relative to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Elvis Pena
  • Patent number: 9907727
    Abstract: A vial gripper and gripper assembly having a base and a clamp extending therefrom made from an elastomeric material. The clamp adapted to retain a vial, ampoule, or other containers therein typically used in the hospital or clinical setting. The gripper assembly includes an elevated body having a guide wherein a gripper is insertable, and wherein the assembly may be further securely stored within a unit tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gary L. Sharpe, Brian Dutro
  • Patent number: 9913393
    Abstract: An energy storage system is provided. The system includes an energy storage device including at least one battery module, a power adjuster that adjusts power of the energy storage device, a controller that controls the energy storage device and the power adjuster, a rack that accommodates the energy storage device, the power adjuster and the controller, the rack including at least one stationary coupler fixed to a movable unit and at least one support device that supports the energy storage system against the moveable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Wook Choi, Dong Chul Ko, Sang Hyub Kim, Tae Hyoung Ryu, Byoung Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 9826833
    Abstract: A rack assembly having two side racks, two rails, and at least one sub-rack, wherein the rails are mounted between the side racks and include a front rail and a rear rail lower than the front rail. Each rail has an opening in a side of the rail, with the opening of the front rail defined in a bottom of the front rail and the opening of the rear rail defined in the rear rail at a side facing the front rail. The at least one sub-rack has a rack frame, a connection rod, and at least one supporting member and is slidable along the rails The rack frame has at least one front rod and at least one rear rod wherein each front rod has an extension rod mounted retractably on a top of the front rod and a front wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: IJANG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Yueh Chen
  • Patent number: 9782004
    Abstract: A wall-mounted device includes a sliding bar connecting to a display panel, a fixed frame being mounted on a wall, and a guiding-track assembly being configured between the sliding bar and the fixing frame. The guiding-track assembly includes a first guiding track and a second guiding track, the first guiding track engages with the sliding bar in a sliding manner, and the second guiding track engages with the fixed frame in the sliding manner, wherein the sliding bar is installed in a pre-configured first direction, and the fixed frame is installed in a pre-configured second direction. With such configuration, the wall-mounted device has configurable locations from multiple orientations. The wall-mounted device has simple structure, and may be operated easily. In addition, after being adjusted, the wall-mounted device may be fixed on the wall via positioning assemblies so as to prevent the display panel from being inadvertently moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yajun Yu, Chengling Lv, Guofu Tang
  • Patent number: 9767839
    Abstract: A multi-rack assembly with an inter-rack gear track system comprising a first rack, a second rack, and at least one intermediate rack positioned between the first and second racks and releasably interconnectable with each other. A segmented gear track extends from the first rack to the second rack. A compression segment is slidably coupled to the first rack and positioned against a biasing member. A clamping segment is slidably coupled to the second rack, and an intermediate segment is slidably coupled to the intermediate rack. A clamping mechanism moves the clamping segment against the intermediate segment forcing the compression segment against the biasing member and clamping the compression segment, the intermediate segment, and clamping segments together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason David Adrian
  • Patent number: 9666105
    Abstract: A large format billboard type electronic sign having an anchored mounting structure, comprises at least one structural frame configured to be mounted to from a front side surface of the anchored mounting structure, and the at least one structural frame defines a plurality of structural bay members configured in adjacent columns for receiving and removably supporting therein a corresponding plurality of weatherized display modules; and at least one preformed wiring harness for routing low voltage power within the plurality of structural bay members, wherein the at least one preformed wiring harness is provided with at least one power introduction node to facilitate providing separate power branches for distributing power between adjacent columns of the structural bay members and at least one structural bay locator node to facilitate providing a low voltage power branch to at least an individual one of said plurality of structural bay members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ADTI Media, LLC
    Inventors: David Franklin Cox, Arne E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9642457
    Abstract: A hanging file folder frame is disclosed in several embodiments one of which is constructed of three segments. Two frames are joined together by rails. The frame includes a slot of a particular profile and the rails have a similar profile to slide into the slots. On the bottom of the frame are recesses sized to receive a portion of a wireframe leg. The leg is prevented from being ejected from the frame by a spanning flange which bridges part of the recess and confines a part of the leg between the recess walls and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Marvin J. Halfen, Tony Kramer, Daniel Darst, Dan Johnson
  • Patent number: 9622574
    Abstract: A tray support rack has a top member, a bottom member, a first frame that extends from the top member to the bottom member on a first side of the tray support rack, and a second frame that extends from the top member to the bottom member on a second side of the tray support rack. The first frame includes a first set of parallel rails, with each parallel rail of the set being spaced apart from another parallel rail to define a first guide space therebetween, and a first bottom support rail spaced apart from the first set of parallel rails. The second frame includes a second set of parallel rails, with each parallel rail of the set being spaced apart from another parallel rail to define a second guide space therebetween, and a second bottom support rail spaced apart from the second set of parallel rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: InterMetro Industries Corporation
    Inventors: André F. Kabacinski, Michael A. Merritt, Douglas J. Kaminski
  • Patent number: 9134017
    Abstract: A track and carriage system including a mounting plate, a first track secured to the mounting plate and receiving a first carriage movable therein, a second track secured to the mounting plate and receiving a second carriage movable therein. The first and second tracks are positioned substantially parallel to one another such that the carriage of the first track moves independently of and in parallel with the carriage of the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KAVO DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Hemmer
  • Publication number: 20150136721
    Abstract: A vertical curtain rail assembly is revealed. The vertical curtain rail assembly includes a sealing member disposed on an end of a rail. A receiving space is formed on one end of the sealing member not connected to the rail and for mounting a positioning plate of an assembling member while a protection cover of the assembling member is closed over an opening of the receiving space. The positioning plate is arranged with at least one guide wheel. Thereby a cord is wound around the guide wheel on the positioning plate of the assembling member firstly, outside the sealing member. Then the positioning plate of the assembling member disposed with the cord around the guide wheel is mounted into the receiving space and the protection cover of the assembling member is closed over the opening. Thus the cord is wound around the guide wheels conveniently and stably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-SOLEIL ENT. CO. LTD.
    Inventor: YU-TING KAO
  • Publication number: 20150129515
    Abstract: A track and carriage system including a mounting plate, a first track secured to the mounting plate and receiving a first carriage movable therein, a second track secured to the mounting plate and receiving a second carriage movable therein. The first and second tracks are positioned substantially parallel to one another such that the carriage of the first track moves independently of and in parallel with the carriage of the second track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Hemmer
  • Patent number: 9022237
    Abstract: A storage device comprising an extendable center piece slidingly-attached to one or more supports, the center piece including a slot that runs vertically through the center piece for at least a portion of a length of the center piece and providing a surface to support at least one hook, wherein the hook is disposed in the slot formed in the center piece and the hook extends through the slot and below the bottom surface of the center-piece, each hook providing an interface for hanging and storing an item within a cabinet or other suitable storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Glideware, LLC.
    Inventors: David Hall, Jenny L. Hall
  • Publication number: 20150097348
    Abstract: Three different families of mobile utility cart accessories may be quickly and easily attached to a mobile utility cart of the present invention using the inexpensive, but flexible modular accessory attachment system of the present invention. This is accomplished by releasably slidably attaching the accessories to vertical rails mounted adjacent corner edges of the utility cart. The rails share fundamentally the same cross-section, and are continuous and uninterrupted, so that the accessories may be positioned at any vertical location on the rails, and consequently, on the utility cart. No complicated rail clamps are necessary. Instead, just two types of fastener subassemblies are needed to attach the accessories to slots in the rails. These accessories may include, for example, a tool holster of the present invention capable of snugly retaining up to three power tools on the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Steinfels, Dale E. BAUMAN, Dustin M. Lee
  • Publication number: 20150076312
    Abstract: A display fixture has a convertible rack fixture and an extendable frame assembly. The convertible rack fixture has a base with a top surface, two uprights extending from the top surface, two bottom crossbars extending between the two uprights, and two top crossbars extending between tops of the two uprights. The extendable frame assembly is located between the two bottom crossbars and between the two top crossbars and has a base frame and a telescoping frame that telescopes out of the base frame. The base frame has two substantially vertical legs that rest on the top surface of the base of the convertible rack and a lateral support that extends between the two substantially vertical legs separate from the top surface of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Angvall, Scott E. Denby, Joseph R. Stukenberg, Jeremy A. Clark
  • Patent number: 8960455
    Abstract: A mobile industrial rack system which includes a flue spacer, a carriage spacer, and a synchronous motor control that individually and collectively allows the rack system to be used on unleveled surfaces. The industrial rack system is therefore well suited for storage facilities in which it is not possible or not desired to level an otherwise unleveled floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Tourdot, James C. Muth, Brian R. Nemec, Brian P. Bourke, Eric J. Wipperfurth
  • Publication number: 20140346129
    Abstract: A storage device comprising an extendable center piece slidingly-attached to one or more supports, the center piece including a slot that runs vertically through the center piece for at least a portion of a length of the center piece and providing a surface to support at least one hook, wherein the hook is disposed in the slot formed in the center piece and the hook extends through the slot and below the bottom surface of the center-piece, each hook providing an interface for hanging and storing an item within a cabinet or other suitable storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Glideware, LLC
    Inventors: David Hall, Jenny L. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140305894
    Abstract: A roller track assembly for use with a product display includes a roller having opposing support portions. An inner casing includes a base and opposing side walls extending orthogonally from the base. One of the opposing side walls forms a notch configured to receive one of the opposing support portions of the roller and defining a first interior surface. An outer casing has first and second walls in a parallel relationship with the opposing side walls of the inner casing. The first wall of the outer casing forms a notch configured to receive the one of the opposing support portions of the roller and defining a second interior surface. The outer casing is positioned with respect to the inner casing such that the one of the opposing support portions is cooperatively retained in place by a portion of the first interior surface and a portion of the second interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Steven C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8820547
    Abstract: Provided is a movable rack unit for taking in and out a storage object with respect to a storage space. The movable rack unit includes a guide part including a track member linearly laid inside the storage space and along a depth direction of the storage space and a moving body that moves along the track member. A support member is rotatably borne on the moving body, and the support member supports the storage object within the storage space. Further, this unit includes a rotation guiding part, and the rotation guiding part changes the attitude of the support member in accordance with the position of the moving body with respect to the track member. When the moving member reaches an opening portion side of the storage space, the rotation guiding part rotates the support member so that merely the support member is set outside the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hayashida, Eiji Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8763972
    Abstract: A modular adapter plate system (1) for the installation of mission equipment in vehicles with floor panels (30), particularly for the installation of mission equipment in aircrafts such as helicopters, each plate (2-8) of said system comprising a pair of parallel seat/cargo tracks (9, 10) interconnected by stiff beam elements (11-15) and lateral flanges (16, 40) for releasable fixation to the floor panels (30) and lateral flanges (18, 19, 41, 42) for releasable interconnection. The invention is also related to a vehicle with said modular adapter plate system (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Türschel, Joachim Burk, Marco Tin, Erik Hartlieb, Beatrice Torlot, Hans-Christoph von Landwuest
  • Patent number: 8745908
    Abstract: Index tab holders are movably mounted on top portions of file folders or data separation sheets to locate the tab holders in selected lateral locations without removing the tab holders from the file folders. Linear rails associated with the top portions of the file folders cooperate with ribs on the tab holders to mount and laterally guide the tab holders on the file folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Merrill Hansen
  • Patent number: 8739985
    Abstract: In a push back cart rack storage system, the top or first cart, as well as the second cart, may be made with less material, and may be significantly simpler and lighter in comparison to existing designs. A push-back cart storage system has a single pair of push-back rails in each lane. A third cart has front and back wheels rolling on a lower inside flange of the push-back rails. A second cart has front wheels rolling on a lower inside cart flange of side rails of the third cart, and has rear wheels rolling on the lower inside flange of the push-back rails. A first or top cart has front and rear wheels rolling on a top surface of the push-back rails. The wheels on the first cart may be inner facing wheels while the wheels on the other carts may be outer facing wheels. The push-back rails and the side rails of the carts may be generally C-shaped channel sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: J. C. M. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Krummell, Kenneth Davison
  • Publication number: 20140110365
    Abstract: A product hanger system includes a hanger rail and at least one hanger. The rail has retainers on lateral ends thereof defining grooves for retaining the at least one hanger. The at least one hanger has a mounting tab disposed on one side thereof. The mounting tab has a short dimension selected to fit between the retainers, and a long dimension selected to provide friction fit between the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Bruegmann USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Malte Bruegmann
  • Patent number: 8672148
    Abstract: A push-back cart storage system has one or more push-back carts having a cross-member formed by a structural angle section having cutouts at opposite ends to provide clearance for the second push-back cart to move under the first push-back cart. The cross member provides a truss or joist type of beam support having a full height middle section which resists bending and a reduced height at the ends, to provide a low profile. Side members or angle sections on the cart have through holes for attaching wheels, with no welding of wheel mounts required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: J.C.M. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Krummell, Kenneth Davison
  • Publication number: 20140048503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hanger panel which assists in hanging a variety of articles, such as a tablet PC, a smart phone, a cup holder, a pencil holder, etc., to a table, a desk, a wall, or the like, and a hanger device using the same. The hanger device includes a hanger panel provided with a plurality of hanging grooves, stands spaced apart from each other in parallel by a predetermined distance to support the hanger panel, and a slide fixing member movably fixed to the stand to fix the hanger panel to the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: ACE-HINGE TECH CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20140048504
    Abstract: Provided is a movable rack unit for taking in and out a storage object with respect to a storage space. The movable rack unit includes a guide part including a track member linearly laid inside the storage space and along a depth direction of the storage space and a moving body that moves along the track member. A support member is rotatably borne on the moving body, and the support member supports the storage object within the storage space. Further, this unit includes a rotation guiding part, and the rotation guiding part changes the attitude of the support member in accordance with the position of the moving body with respect to the track member. When the moving member reaches an opening portion side of the storage space, the rotation guiding part rotates the support member so that merely the support member is set outside the storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hayashida, Eiji Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8646627
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display structure that supports products in a display area within reach of a customer location. The apparatus further includes a panel structure supported for movement along upper and lower tracks. The panel structure has a transparent viewing section and indicia relating to the products, but is not configured to support any products itself. The panel structure also has horizontally opposite side edges spaced apart at a width that is less than the width of the display area. A frame structure supports the upper and lower tracks at locations that provide the panel structure with a path of movement interposed between the customer location and the display area. The path of movement includes positions in which the display area can be reached from the customer location past either of the opposite side edges of the panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Jandorf Specialty Hardware
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Jamie B. Peltz, Kevin M. Shepard, Thomas M. Gordon, Raymond A. Phelps, Richard B. Young
  • Patent number: 8607996
    Abstract: A server cabinet assembly includes a number of chassis arranged on a floor in a row, a sliding rail mounted on the floor, a sliding plate slidably supported on the rail, and a supporting frame to accommodate servers. Each chassis includes a bottom wall defining a pair of sliding slots perpendicular to the sliding rail. The sliding plate defines a pair of slots in a top surface thereof. The supporting frame includes a bottom plate, and a number of rollers mounted to the bottom plate. When the sliding plate is slid along the rail to one of the chassis, and the slots of the sliding plate align with the sliding slots of the one of the chassis, the rollers slide on the slots of the sliding plate and the sliding slots of the chassis to move the supporting frame in or out of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Chi Yang
  • Publication number: 20130283737
    Abstract: A method of preparing goods for transport is disclosed. A covering for the goods is provided that includes a wrap portion removably carried by a storage rack and a cap portion removably attached to the wrap portion, wherein the cap portion includes an attachment member. A force transmission member is secured to the attachment member of the cap portion and the cap portion is removed from the wrap portion. The force transmission member is moved to position the cap portion atop the goods. The wrap portion is removed from the storage rack, wrapped about the goods, and secured to the cap portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Q Sales & Leasing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter W. Mirabella, Sesar De La Torre
  • Patent number: 8459475
    Abstract: A convertible media and document storage system uses elements of common pallet rack framing and is convertible between open slot and container storage. The container storage includes pilasters hanging from horizontal beam elements of the framing, and vertically spaced apart pairs of adjustable wireform racks engage the pilasters and provide horizontal ledges for supporting containers of various sizes. The use of hanging pilasters minimizes strength and material requirements. The open slot storage includes tall vertical drawers riding on overhead rails attachable to the same horizontal beam elements and individually horizontally drawn for access to the stored material such as data tape and disk media. The storage system optimizes utilization of space and allows large facilities to reconfigure storage between open slot and container storage when demands change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Bernard A. Higueroa, Michael Dressendorfer, Sasha Johnson, Bouasry Ott
  • Patent number: 8443990
    Abstract: A mobile industrial rack system which includes a flue spacer, a carriage spacer, and a synchronous motor control that individually and collectively allows the rack system to be used on unleveled surfaces. The industrial rack system is therefore well suited for storage facilities in which it is not possible or not desired to level an otherwise unleveled floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Tourdot, James C. Muth, Brian R. Nemec, Brian P. Bourke, Eric Wipperfurth
  • Patent number: 8439211
    Abstract: A system includes a panel, a holder removably connected to the panel. The holder includes at least one connecting portion. A removable slide hanger has a first portion rotatably connected to the panel and slidably connected to a frame. Content placed in the holder is viewable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ray R. Emrani, Gregory E. Mote
  • Publication number: 20130082019
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first locking slice, a second locking slice and an elastic member slidably connected to the first locking slice and the second locking slice. A first latching hook is located on the first locking slice. A second latching hook is located on the second locking slice. A locating hole is defined in the rack corresponding to the first latching hook and the second latching hook. When the outer slide is released from the rack, the second locking slice is pressed to move in a first direction, the first locking slice is pressed to move in a second direction. The elastic member is elastically deformed. The first latching hook and the second latching hook are moved out from the locating hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHEN-LU FAN
  • Publication number: 20120328407
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rack stopper system for holding a plurality of components and/or component trays on a rack and then allowing the component trays to be transferred to another rack. The system can include a base, a support bar attached to the base, and a wiper bar pivotally attached to the support bar. The wiper bar can have a stop position that blocks a component and/or a component tray from rolling off of a first rack and a pass position that allows the component and/or component tray to roll off of the first rack and onto a second rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Psutka, Mike Ellis, Todd Jason Hughes
  • Publication number: 20120205334
    Abstract: A modular support device includes a plurality of interconnected inner bases each having an upstanding plate member, first and second slidable connecting members extending respectively on two opposite sides of the upstanding plate member, and two first support members each disposed between one of the first and second slidable connecting members and the upstanding plate member. The first slidable connecting member of one of the inner bases is slidably connectible to the second slidable connecting member of the other inner base to adjust a distance between the upstanding plate members. The first support members of each adjacent pair of the inner bases cooperate with each other for supporting an article thereon. The upstanding plate members of each adjacent pair of the inner bases cooperate with each other to sandwich therebetween the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Chia - Hsin Liu, Ming - Hui Kao