Rotatable Patents (Class 211/163)
  • Patent number: 10872796
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention discloses cleaned storage processes and systems for high level cleanliness articles, such as extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle carriers. A decontamination chamber can be used to clean the stored workpieces. A purge gas system can be used to prevent contamination of the articles stored within the workpieces. A robot can be used to detect the condition of the storage compartment before delivering the workpiece. A monitor device can be used to monitor the conditions of the stocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 10865084
    Abstract: Examples provide a configurable item display dolly. The item display dolly includes a plurality of attachment slots for attaching support arms that hold trays and/or items. In a closed configuration, the support arms are configured to hold the trays a minimum distance apart. In an open configuration, two or more of the support arms are separated a maximum distance apart to enable users to access items on the item display dolly. The item display dolly transports trays of items from a storage area in a transport mode and converts to an item display device in a display mode. A controller component analyzes sensor data, including weight data and temperature data, to update item display dolly inventory, identify broken/damaged items, alert users when trays are empty and/or trigger maintenance or other action if temperature levels fall outside acceptable cold-chain compliance temperature ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew D. Alexander, Joel Alan Rutledge
  • Patent number: 10512342
    Abstract: Apparatus for moving articles comprising a conveyor member, a shelf provided with a guide cavity defining at least partly a movement path and a drive unit associated with the conveyor member and configured to move the conveyor member along the movement path. The conveyor member is provided with a support zone, a drawing zone, and an intermediate zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: IMMOBILIARE METALPROGETTI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Augusto Santicchi
  • Patent number: 10499534
    Abstract: An information handling system, includes a server rack including a first communication device. The server rack has a mounting flange with a plurality of mounting holes. The information handling system also includes a server installed in the server rack and secured to the mounting flange via a first mounting hole of the plurality of mounting holes. The server includes a second communication device, that is coupled to the first communication device via a second mounting hole of the plurality of mounting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jinsaku Masuyama, Sajjad S. Ahmed, John R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10403182
    Abstract: A solar-powered advertising kiosk can include a frame configured to divide the solar-powered advertising kiosk into one or more sections. The solar-powered advertising kiosk can also include a roof configured to convert sunlight to electricity to power one or more advertising displays, wherein the roof includes a first portion of the frame, and wherein the roof includes one or more solar tents each including one or more solar modules. The solar-powered advertising kiosk can further include a body configured to display one or more images on the one or more advertising displays, wherein the body includes a second portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Anita Margrill
  • Patent number: 10327546
    Abstract: A storage tree, including a rotatable base, a center post attached to a center portion of the base, a plurality of outer posts attached to the base at outer portions of the base, and a plurality of panels disposed between each of the plurality of outer posts and the center post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Penny Kimball
  • Patent number: 10294603
    Abstract: A clothes dryer including a dryer body and at least three dryer arms pivotally connected to the dryer body about pivot points. The dryer arms can be folded into a stored position and moved to a deployed position wherein at least two of the dryer arms are spread out to allow clothes to be placed thereon or connected thereto for drying. Each of the dryer arms are able to be received in at least two channels such that each of the dryer arms can be positioned in a plurality of fixed deployed positions. The dryer body can also include a vertical slot for connecting the dryer body to a first support and a horizontal slot for connecting the dryer body to a second support. The dryer arms can have a generally planar profile with at least three pivot points thereof being positioned along a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: STROMBERG CARLSON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Brammer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10179088
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for implementing a rotating control panel. Systems include an enclosed space of a sauna comprising a plurality of walls, an opening in at least one of the plurality of walls, and a control panel configured to be coupled with at least one heating element. The control panel includes an axis of rotation and a plurality of controls. Systems also include a rotating mount coupled with the control panel at the axis of rotation to enable the control panel to rotate at least 180 degrees within the opening of the a wall of the enclosed space of the sauna without disconnecting the at least one electrical connector. Systems include an insulating seal coupled with the control panel and configured to contact the opening when the control panel is coplanar with the wall while allowing the control panel to rotate freely within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sauna Works Inc.
    Inventor: Raleigh Duncan
  • Patent number: 10001754
    Abstract: A support for cleaning and/or galvanic deposition including a carrier structure including attachment points for watch hands each provided with a hole. The attachment points include at least one rigid pin, if necessary a conductive pin, onto which the hands are threaded via their hole and held apart from each other by a spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Universo S.A.
    Inventor: Gerard Rossier
  • Patent number: 9903127
    Abstract: A funeral institution includes an entrance connected to an approach way of a vehicle, an exit connected to an exit path of the vehicle, a roadway of the vehicle, a vehicle mourner reception device, car stop lifts, and incense-burner stands. The roadway is placed along front-side wall surfaces of ceremonial halls and connects the entrance and the exit. The vehicle mourner reception device is placed on a right side in a direction of travel on the roadway so as to be closer to the entrance than to the ceremonial hall. The car stop lifts fix the vehicles in predetermined areas, respectively. The predetermined areas and are areas in which altars and screens can be seen in front of the ceremonial halls on the roadway. The incense-burner stands are placed on the right sides of the predetermined areas, respectively, in the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: D&A Consulting Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Takehara
  • Patent number: 9786536
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to semiconductor manufacturing, in particular to reticle rack systems. The teachings of the present disclosure may be embodied in a reticle rack unit including a frame with four uprights and multiple crossbars and four turnstiles. The frame may have a longest dimension defining a front side and a back side. The four turnstiles may be mounted to the frame to pivot around a respective rotational axis parallel to the four uprights. Each turnstile may define a plurality of reticle nests sized to hold reticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sean Kudel, Andy Escandon, Spencer Read, Gilbert Hernandez, Ryan Irish, Joanne Valestin
  • Patent number: 9775773
    Abstract: A control panel for an enclosed space, set into a cutout in the wall of the enclosed space, that can rotate at least 180 degrees so as to be accessible from either the inside or the outside of the enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAUNA WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Raleigh Duncan
  • Patent number: 9750342
    Abstract: A cord holder and organizer is a device for managing electrical cords when not in use. A plurality of cord holders is removably engaged into a plurality of mounting slots that is evenly distributed along an elongated member. The elongated member is rotatably engaged into a storage container that may be utilized to store accessories and items. An electrical cord may be wrapped around at least one cord wrapping member located on the elongated member and then transferred to one of the plurality of cord holders. A plurality of additional mounting slots is located on the elongated member and allows the positioning of the plurality of cord holders on the elongated member to be adjusted as needed. A plurality of wheels positioned on the storage container enables the device itself to be repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Laurie McMillan
  • Patent number: 9675187
    Abstract: A rotatable device for displaying and storing shoes or other items of interest is provided. The device includes a base, a vertical column, and a housing that is attached to the column, with openings for suspension of shoes or other items on the outside of the housing. Alternatively, the display device may be in the form of a display board that is attached to a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Marcello Raymond Pizano
  • Patent number: 9470702
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided for automatically deploying maintenance carriers to an automation track. These maintenance carriers can include tools appropriate for providing a maintenance operation, such as cleaning a track, aligning a pipette, and inspecting portions of the automation system. An auto-loader can be provided to selectively deploy and/or retrieve maintenance carriers and provide recharging, refilling, or disposal of carriers or cartridges used by the maintenance carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Pollack
  • Patent number: 9357857
    Abstract: The collapsible display of the present disclosure and related inventions includes a plurality of pre-assembled parts which can be configured, without the use of tools, to form a reusable, merchandising display fixture. The display is quickly and easily constructed and quickly and easily deconstructed and stored. The entire display, with merchandise thereon, may be placed upon or integral with a standard shipping pallet for maximum mobility around the retail floor space. The collapsible display provides an inexpensive, collapsible, reusable display requiring minimum storage space when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Emory Brozak
  • Patent number: 9095974
    Abstract: A material carousel for manufacturing and/or assembly operations is provided. The carousel includes a hub fabricated from a low friction material wherein the hub has a polygonal shape. The carousel also includes a plurality of equally spaced arms which are press fit into the hub. Each arm is adapted to hold cable and/or harness assemblies or includes a bin for holding materials used for production operations. In addition, the carousel includes a support column that extends through the hub, wherein the hub is adapted to rotate about the support column. An adjustable support column is also provided for supporting the hub on the support column. Further, the carousel includes a peg mechanism for stopping rotation of the hub after a predetermined rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Arden Verson
  • Patent number: 9027768
    Abstract: A prescription bottle storage unit for holding a plurality of prescription pill bottles includes a holder for holding the plurality of prescription pill bottles in fixed positions spaced-apart around a vertically-extending axis so that outwardly-extending side portions of the plurality of prescription pill bottles are observable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Colleen A. Hagadorn, Kathleen A. Bauer
  • Patent number: 9004297
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a rotatable gravity feeding shelf unit having a bracket onto which a rotatable shelf is arranged. The shelf is arranged having an inclination angle for providing gravity feeding in a forward direction in a display position when a front side of the shelf is accessible. The shelf unit further includes a tilting device arranged for providing tilting of the plane of rotation of the shelf during rotation, thereby controlling the inclination angle of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Enjoy Group AB
    Inventors: Håkan Sjölander, John Andersen
  • Patent number: 8985351
    Abstract: A display device is provided which may be used to display surfboard fins and related product literature. In one example, a display device includes a plurality of tubes and machined parts which may be assembled and configured as further disclosed herein. Such a display device may be used, for example, to hold and secure surfboard fins to facilitate display of the fins and permit the handling of the fins by consumers. Advantageously, the display device may also be implemented to prevent the fins from being completely detached from the display device without the use of an appropriate security device. The display device may also be implemented to hold and secure information (e.g., product literature) associated with the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Todos Santos Surf, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Longo, Anthony Longo
  • Patent number: 8950601
    Abstract: A prescription bottle storage unit for holding a plurality of prescription pill bottles, in one embodiment, includes a holder comprising a plurality of means for supporting the prescription pill bottles horizontally and spaced-apart around a vertically-extending axis of the holder and generally at right angles from the vertically-extending axis so that outer horizontal side portions of the prescription pill bottles are observable. Means for rotatably supporting the holder on a level surface is provided so that the plurality of means for supporting the prescription pill bottles is rotatable around the vertically-extending axis. In another embodiment, a portable device for prescription pill bottles includes a removable prescription bottle storage unit comprising a holder having a plurality of means for supporting the prescription pill bottles, and a medical organizer case comprising a compartment for receiving the removable prescription bottle storage unit therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Colleen A. Hagadorn, Kathleen A. Bauer
  • Patent number: 8925741
    Abstract: A shelf for boots storage includes a base, a bottom plate, at least one intermediate plate, plural connecting elements, and at least one hanging element. The bottom plate is rotatably disposed on the base. The intermediate plate is located by a side of the bottom plate opposite to the base and has a predetermined distance from the bottom plate. The connecting elements connect the intermediate plate and the bottom plate. A receiving room is defined between the connecting elements, the intermediate plate and the bottom plate. The hanging element extends from a bottom of the intermediate plate toward the receiving room, and a hanging space is defined between the hanging element and the intermediate plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Chiang, Chun-Hsien Chiang
  • Patent number: 8915391
    Abstract: A drinkware rimming apparatus including a wetting receptacle, a cutout, and a rotatable tray having a plurality of spice receptacles. The tray is rotatable relative to the cutout (or vice-versa) to align and provide downward access to a desired spice receptacle or to the wetting receptacle. A cover may be included and the cutout can be in the cover and/or the tray. The cover can have beverage garnish compartments on a top surface thereof. The wetting receptacle can be positioned in a tray or on the cover. The cutout can be in another tray also having one or more spice receptacles and above the first-mentioned tray and rotatable independently of the lower tray. A method of applying spice to rims of drinkware is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Roxi Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Radow
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8733563
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is a free standing display unit having a rotating base, at least one vertical support mounted on the base, and a plurality of shelves supported by the at least one vertical support. Each shelf is interchangeable between a plurality of different configurations, with a first configuration changeable to a second configuration by pivoting movement of one or more portions of the shelf between a stored position and an operational or display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Marketing, Inc.
    Inventor: Marian Fadrowski
  • Patent number: 8727140
    Abstract: A material carousel for manufacturing and/or assembly operations is provided. The carousel includes a hub fabricated from a low friction material wherein the hub has a polygonal shape. The carousel also includes a plurality of equally spaced arms which are press fit into the hub. Each arm is adapted to hold cable and/or harness assemblies or includes a bin for holding materials used for production operations. In addition, the carousel includes a support column that extends through the hub, wherein the hub is adapted to rotate about the support column. An adjustable support collar is also provided for supporting the hub on the support column. Further, the carousel includes a peg mechanism for stopping rotation of the hub after a predetermined rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Arden Verson
  • Patent number: 8720706
    Abstract: A display stand has a base, a vertical pole having a lower end fixed to the base. The pole includes two sections having a stem projecting upward from each section. A bearing is coupled each stem of the pole. A pair of racks, each having a central tube with a bearing race fixed within a lower end contacts an outer surface of the bearings for rotation around the tube. Each rack has a generally square perimeter with rounded corners formed of wire, with a plurality of radial support members coupled between the central tube and the rounded corners. Each side of the square perimeter portion includes a pair of hooks adjacent the rounded corners to engage products to be displayed on the stand, the hooks projecting a limited distance outward below the plane of the rack square perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Edward S. Robbins, III, Susan R. Kavanaugh, Bailey J. Black, Bryan F. Magee, Ronald R. White
  • Patent number: 8720091
    Abstract: A three-dimensional marking display to partially enclose conventional outdoor lighting poles whereby the display includes a circular or multisided wrap having a top affixed to the upper edge of the wrap and a bottom affixed to the lower edge of the wrap for attachment to the upright lighting pole element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert George Snyder
  • Patent number: 8640891
    Abstract: A storage carousel is disclosed which includes multiple vertically displaced carousel frames (1) independently rotatable on a common axis (6). Each of the carousel frames has ridges (5) for removable mounting a plurality of storage bins (9, 10, 11 and 12) in side-by-side relationship for access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Phillip Buttigieg
  • Patent number: 8534472
    Abstract: A tower rack for holding greeting cards and the like is described. The rack includes a tower assembly structure which includes at least one panel section consisting of one or more side panels. Each side panels is configured with horizontal and vertical slits for holding merchandise trays. A base is configured to fit snugly to the bottom of the tower assembly structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Presentation Concepts
    Inventors: Daniel E. Levine, Fred C. Stancer, III, Alan C. Atwood
  • Patent number: 8510976
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable literature display. The preferred embodiment features a collapsible stand and sign, with a literature carousel that mounts upon the stand. The carousel is formed from a plurality of closable clamshell cases mounted upon a plurality of cross-beams and secured together in a ring. Leg flags are also provided to increase visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas S. Kiser
  • Patent number: 8511487
    Abstract: A shelf assembly for products to be placed in a limited space, which at least is limited in depth by a rear boundary surface and laterally by lateral surfaces. The shelf assembly consists of a shelving section with a front and a rear, which shelving section comprises a plurality of gravity-feeding shelves and a base plate. The shelving section is placed on a shelving section support and arranged on the same to be rotatable about an axis, which is arranged by a first engaging means, which is placed on the base plate and rotatably engaged with a second engaging means, which is placed on the shelving section support. The rear of the shelving section is in the refill position located further away from the rear boundary surface than is the front of the shelving section in the display position. Moreover, the shelving section is rotatable substantially within the limited space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Enjoy Group AB
    Inventors: John Andersen, Håkan Sjölander
  • Publication number: 20130206708
    Abstract: Systems and devices for deploying solar modules. A ladder frame having multiple solar modules is hinged with a base. The ladder frame is coupled to the base and is rotatable about an edge axis. Each one of the multiple solar modules is connected to the ladder frame by a panel frame, with the panel frame joining the solar modules to the ladder frame. Each panel frame can be independently rotatable about its own panel axis. The ladder frame is actuated by at least one base motor, with the inclination of the ladder frame being determined by the at least one base motor. Each panel frame (and the solar module attached to it) can be rotated by at least one panel motor. The system may be controlled by a control computer that, throughout the day, adjusts the deployment of the ladder frame and the angle of the solar modules to maximise the exposure of the solar modules to direct sunlight. The system may also be used for advertising by deploying advertising panels in place of or in addition to the solar modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: George Gregory Lessard
  • Patent number: 8469228
    Abstract: A dispenser of containers. A carousel is rotatably mounted to a main frame about a vertical axis of rotation and has a plurality of container compartments arranged around the axis and along the length of the axis. A driver mounted to the main frame rotates the carousel around the axis in a single direction and a lock limits rotation of the carousel in any direction when engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: SLEEGERS Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph L. Adams
  • Publication number: 20130037503
    Abstract: A storage rack and means for a storage rack for easily and conveniently supporting and storing various items, such as footwear, boots and/or handbags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Cimino, Lauren N. Cimino
  • Patent number: 8372634
    Abstract: A storage-access apparatus includes a first support device including a first base; at least one first storage-access device and at least one first storage device, disposed on the first base and arranged in a first circle; a second support device including a second base; at least one second storage-access device and at least one second storage device, disposed on the second base and arranged in a second circle; and a transporting device, wherein the first storage-access device, the first storage device, the second storage-access device and the second storage device each has plural compartments, the transporting device corresponds to the compartments, and the first storage-access device and the first storage device can rotate relative to the second storage-access device and the second storage device. Accordingly, the storage-access apparatus can be employed in depositing and picking up products independently. Also disclosed is a storage system including, among others, the storage-access apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Healthbanks Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Lin, Jia-You Chen
  • Patent number: 8371459
    Abstract: A rotatable display carousel may include a stationary central rod and a bottom plate rotatably mounted about the central rod. A plurality of shelf sections may be rotatably positioned above the bottom plate respectively. A rotating mechanism may be used to simultaneously rotate each shelf section respectively by rotating the bottom plate about the central rod. In this manner, each shelf section rotates in sync based upon a rotational speed of the bottom plate. The central rod remains stationary while the bottom plate and the shelf sections rotate respectively. The structural arrangement enables the plurality of shelf sections to be dynamically linked to the bottom plate in such a manner that the shelf sections synchronously rotate upon rotation of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Rekhels
  • Patent number: 8342343
    Abstract: A free-standing, point-of-purchase display includes a base portion and a display portion. The display portion upwardly extends from the base portion and includes a frame having a plurality of upright members and at least one display element for supporting product for retail display. The display further includes first and second advertising panels carried by first and second upright members of the plurality of uprights, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: T. M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Publication number: 20120298604
    Abstract: A storage rack assembly includes two racks mounted on the base for movement relative to the base between a stored position and an intermediate position and an open position. Each rack has storage spaces that are hidden when the rack is in the stored position and that are accessible when the rack is in the open position. The racks are adjacent to and parallel to each other when in the stored position. Either rack can be pulled out from the stored position to the intermediate position and then pivoted to the open position, to enable access to its storage spaces, while the other remains in the stored position. In one embodiment, the racks are optimized to store spice containers in a kitchen cabinet; in another, to store single serving coffee containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MERCHANT MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: David Fuhrer, Steve Fouke, Christopher Gilarde
  • Patent number: 8272519
    Abstract: A rotatable display carousel may include a stationary central rod and a bottom plate rotatably mounted about the central rod. A plurality of shelf sections may be rotatably positioned above the bottom plate respectively. A rotating mechanism may be used to simultaneously rotate each shelf section respectively by rotating the bottom plate about the central rod. In this manner, each shelf section rotates in sync based upon a rotational speed of the bottom plate. The central rod remains stationary while the bottom plate and the shelf sections rotate respectively. The structural arrangement enables the plurality of shelf sections to be dynamically linked to the bottom plate in such a manner that the shelf sections synchronously rotate upon rotation of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Rekhels
  • Publication number: 20120201644
    Abstract: An organizer that may be mounted on either one or two surfaces, such as a wall, ceiling or floor, or two of them, using limited space, and using jars or other containers for storage. It has four wooden slats that have jars or other containers attached. In the first preferred embodiment, there are several jars, the number depending on the jar size, attached to each slat. The lids are fastened to the slats, and the jars can be opened by unscrewing them from their lids. In the second preferred embodiment, plastic containers, with lids that can snap open and shut, are attached to the slates. There are handles on one end to rotate the storage system. Because they are transparent, the jars or plastic containers allow you to visually select what you are looking for. These jars or plastic containers can hold anything from hobby Supplies to nuts and bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Gary WILDER
  • Patent number: 8210373
    Abstract: A parts stand includes a base that is coupled to and supports a coupling collar with a cylindrical section thereof. The coupling collar is coupled to and supports a tray. A support collar is then assembled thereto and another tray is further assembled. Guide blocks of the tray engage lug plates of the support collar. Afterwards, the support collars is coupled to another support collar, and the another support collars is fit into another tray, so that the trays are vertically and sequentially stacked. The parts stand may further include a coupling tube composed of tubular sections extending internally the parts stand and a coupling bar composed of bar segments extending internally through the coupling tube. The coupling bar is secured to a bottom cap and a crown tray with bolts to facilitate smooth rotation of the trays of the parts stand. The trays form storage chambers for storing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lih Yann Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Lin Liao
  • Patent number: 8181821
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for items (26), such as cans (28) or bottles (30), including a main body (16) including one or more openings (32,34) for item dispensing therethrough; a storage means such as a holder (24) included in the main body to store the items substantially within the main body; and a rotation device (54,66) to rotate substantially within the main body, wherein items are presented by the rotation device to one or more of the openings for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: ADDCO Nominees Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: William Freedman
  • Patent number: 8141719
    Abstract: A carousel for display of elongated merchandise comprising a lower pole, a center pole and an upper pole which fit together, a rotatable cylindrical sleeve mounted on the center pole, the sleeve having two hubs, one hub attached to each end of the sleeve, each hub having a plurality of cone shaped recesses for receiving a product holder, a clam shell product holder having a portion adapted to hold an elongated product, the clam shell holder having a cone shaped member which fits into the cone shaped recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nova Ortho-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Weston S. Hopper, Ronald B. Gaudiano, Henri Baldan
  • Publication number: 20120048822
    Abstract: A rotatable organizer comprising: a base; a first gear in rotatable communication with the base; a first turntable fixedly attached to the first gear, the exposed turntable having a center; a second gear in rotatable communication with the base, and meshing with the first gear; a third gear in rotatable communication with the base, and meshing with the second gear; a second turntable fixedly attached to the third gear, the second turntable having a center; an enclosure attached to the base; a central divider attached to the enclosure. A rotatable organizer similar to the one previously described, except with rails instead of an enclosure, with the rails being about ½ inch to about 9 inches high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Brad Roach
  • Publication number: 20120018605
    Abstract: A rotatable housing assembly for use in mounting slides to equipment racks has components for different mounting options on different sides of the housing, and a retractable pin for use in positioning the housing. In some embodiments the housing is rotatably mounted to a bracket attached to a slide member, for example approximate a front of the side, and the retractable pin extends into a semicircular slot of the bracket for use in indexing position of the housing. The housing may include a button for use in retracting the retractable pin, and the assembly may provide for toolless mounting of the slide, and do so in a variety of rack configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: David Laniado Lacarra
  • Publication number: 20110315648
    Abstract: A storage carousel is disclosed which includes multiple vertically displaced carousel frames (1) independently rotatable on a common axis (6). Each of the carousel frames have ridges (5) for removable mounting a plurality of storage bins (9, 10, 11 and 12) in side-by-side relationship for access by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Phillip Buttigieg
  • Patent number: 8083080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage apparatus, including: a base; an axle unit, supported on the base; a first storage-access unit and a plurality of storage units of which the bottoms correspond to the base and arranged in a first circle; a plurality of second storage units of which the bottoms correspond to the base and arranged in a second circle; a first rotating unit connected with the tops of the first storage units; a first cover unit connected with the tops of the second storage units; and a plurality of first rolling units connected with the first rotating unit, wherein the first storage-access unit and the first storage units can rotate relative to the second storage units. Accordingly, the storage apparatus of the present invention can be employed in storing and accessing the products independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Healthbanks Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Li, Shang-Chih Lin, Jia-You Chen
  • Patent number: 8061536
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tool box set fastener, which include a first fastening structure, which has mounting base fixedly fastened to a vertical wall or upright support and a coupling unit formed integral with the mounting base, and a second fastening structure, which is connectable to a tool box set to secure the tool box set to the first fastening structure and has a coupling base connectable to the coupling unit of the first fastening structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Steelworks Hardware, LLC
    Inventors: Pei-Ying Lin, Chanwa Nguy
  • Patent number: 8051994
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sample storage apparatus in that a multilayered rotary table is formed in a liquid nitrogen vessel, so that a plurality of sample storage boxes is stored in the multilayered rotary table, whereby it can effectively and maximally ensure the space for storing the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Jae Hwa Jin, Jun Ho Kim, Min Jun Kim